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I almost made Tim Lincecum today’s Buy.  His FIP really isn’t bad.  He just always seems to have one bad inning.  His numbers with men in scoring position:  .346/.471/.547 vs. .243/.313/.379 with none on.  But I’m not going to tell you to Buy Lincecum.  I’m not sticking my neck out for him!  He smokes marijuana!  Now, Roy Oswalt I can get lukewarm about!  How’s dem apples?  Mildly delicious!  You do have to think Lincecum can come around though, right?  Forget him!  We’re through talking about him.  We’re talking about that handsome man riding a tractor, wearing $400 overalls.  “Roy, when you chew straw, you ever feel like neighing?”  “Never, Billy.”  That’s Roy talking to Billy, who lives next door from him, and they share a special bond because their bathroom windows face each other from across the yard.  It’s like American Beauty, but less beauty and more horses.  American Black Beauty, that’s what they call it.  But, really, don’t you think Lincecum’s at least worth a roll of the die if you can get him cheap enough?  Forget Lincecum!  We’re not talking about him.  We are talking about Roy Oswalt.  Yeah, he’s about to sign with someone.  I think he can get around a 3.75 ERA, solid WHIP and a 7-ish K-rate, i.e., AKA, vis-à-vis, ergo, henceforth, where’d the rest of this sentence go, a number four fantasy starter.  But what about Lincecum?!  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Elliot Johnson – He’s 28 years old.  I can almost guarantee you his parents named him after the kid in E.T.  While Longoria is on Reese’s, Elliot’s piecing together a solid couple of weeks.  What?  Terrible?

Zack Cozart – I left a special place next to my no-no area just for Cozart.  Glad to have you back, now please hit 4 homers this weekend.  Thank you!

Alexi Amarista – I could’ve put Everth Cabrera here, and, I kinda just did.  Small booya with a side of you’re welcome.

Ernesto Frieri – I went over my Ernesto Frieri fantasy yesterday.  If you look at Frieri from the back, he looks like Anne Burrell.

Tyler Clippard – Here’s what I think happened.  Davey Johnson realized about a month and a half ago he should’ve went with Clippard as his closer as soon as Storen was hurt.  Everyone said it should be Clippard.  On March 23rd, I said, “In all but the shallowest leagues, I’d grab Tyler Clippard, who sounds like a captain in the America’s Cup.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Rather than admitting he goofed, Davey went with Rodriguez long enough so everyone would forget that Clippard was the option everyone said he should go with originally.

James Russell – A)  The Cubs don’t get save chances.  B) Marmol will return and probably shoved back in the role even if he’s hot garbage again.  C) There’s no C.  No foolin’ here, don’t own Russell outside of very deep leagues.

R.A. Dickey – I don’t like knuckleballing, not because I’m worried it’ll make you go blind, but the pitchers don’t always have control over the pitch.  You start a knuckleballer and the wind is wrong and he gives up 4 runs in the 1st inning.  With that said (here’s where I reverse course), Dickey’s pitching about as well as anyone.

Ryan Vogelsong – Have I been playing down Vogelsong by calling him the equivalent of elevator music because of his lack of excitement, while putting his value to sleep?  Look up his ERA and WHIP, now look at the last man on your staff.  Ah, Simon never said to do that.

Felipe Paulino – You know what his name translates to?  Phil Paul, the (Fielding) Independent pitcher of a 2.01, 10+ K-rate and who only 9% of the population is interested in.  No idea why.  So I’m stumped and stumping.

Anthony Bass – I told you to grab him in April, but I don’t know anything, right?  Okay, if you answered in the affirmative and affirmative means what I think it does, then what are you doing reading this?  Killing time in a doctor’s office?  Your PO forcing you to read it?

Felix Doubront – Hey, it’s the guy that wrote Shawshank!  Very cool.  I wonder if Stephen King recruited him.  Probably not, but I still wonder.  I’m a wonderer, a wonderer… Okay, so I trust Doubront as far as I can throw him, but since he’s 165 pounds I can probably shot put him about five feet — I got guns!  In a sea of blech, as the Red Sox should call their staff, Doubront has strung together some solid starts and has a K-rate over 9 and a xFIP of 3.58.  His walks look like they crawled through a river of filth, but I’d give him a chance in mixed leagues.

Anthony Rizzo – I told you to pick him up last week and now he’s at 2% owned.  Hey, we’re the two percenters!

Matt Adams – Did anyone get our title the other day, “Cards Call Up M. Adams, Hopin’ To Get Lucky?”  M. Adams = madams.  Isn’t it fun when I spell shizz out four days later?  That post is still poppin’ fresh like the Doughboy, who Adams looks like, so there’s my Matt Adams fantasy.

Yan Gomes – You know there’s a Gomes out there with the first name Jahnee.  And there’s probably an Ohnny too.  Yanny has nice power, and could hit a trunkload of homers, because all Blue Jays seem capable of that.

Josh Bell - I’m curious to see Josh Bell over the course of a full season, because I think he could strikeout 275 times.  On a related note, who’s the Diamondbacks’ minor league hitting coach, Dave Kingman?  Bell does have an everyday job and some pop.  I grabbed him in one league, FWIWuertz.

Xavier Avery – I told you to pick him up last week.  Don’t make me go back there!

Daniel Nava – In today’s meeting of non-beNava’rs, we will be reading from Christopher Hitchens unpublished manuscript, A-Gon Is Not Great.

SELL

Rafael Furcal – His BABIP over the last few years is .296.  His BABIP this year is .373.  His expected average is .273.  Maybe you’re asking yourself if I do such complex math in my head or on my Casio calculator watch?  Neither, friend.  It’s on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  Also, Furcal breaks down because he has old man legs.  So Will Be Gimpy + Inflated Average = A Toothless B.J. Upton.  Whoa!  That was not what I expected.  It was supposed to add up to Sell.

Edwin Encarnacion – Edwin’s expected average is around what his average is now, so that’s copacetic.  You know what else is copacetic?  The word copacetic.  Has there ever been a word that fit so perfectly it’s meaning.  The cop is on the settee, you crazy Chinookers.  One thing that isn’t copacetic, Edwin Encarnacion.  Do the Blue Jays have a sign on their door that says, “Bring us your unwanted third basemen and we’ll turn them into homer machines?”  Right now, Edwin’s hitting everything in the air and all of it is going out of the park.  Ground out much?  No, no he doesn’t.  Line drive much?  Nopacetic.  At this point, we have to assume 30 homers from him.  He’s got 14 with 117 games to go.  I’m not going to try any math because of what happened in the last blurb, but it looks like you have a guy that has nearly half of his homers already and still a ton of games.  I wouldn’t sell him for an evening with Richard Simmons, but I’d explore options.

  1. Mookie wilson says:
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    Cozart or Madams for a UTIL spot?
    Paulino over smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mookie wilson, Adams… Paulino…

  2. B.o.B says:
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    Asked on the previous post if Howie was worth holding onto in a 10 team league and you said depends on options…here are some:

    Viciedo
    Morneau
    Markakis
    Pagan
    LaRoche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, LaRoche

  3. Shawny says:
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    Heyward/Morrow for J. Upton- who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shawny, Upton

  4. dingbat says:
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    Which of the following would you consider droppable for Oswalt?

    C Zambrano
    E Jackson
    F Paulino
    S Marshall
    T Clippard

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dingbat, Marshall

      • dingbat says:
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        @Grey, Even with the occasional save opportunity from Chapman’s limited ability to pitch on back-to-back days? That makes me sad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @dingbat, He’s not even getting the occasional save opportunity… Sorry, sad emoticon…

          • dingbat says:
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            @Grey, It is with a heavy heart that I have made that move. Farewell, Marshall! May your results match your peripherals… but not on someone else’s team!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That was a worthy farewell.

        • DHill Dragons says:
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          @dingbat, Chapman doesn’t have limited availability to pitch on back-to-back days, he has limited availability to pitch on back-to-back-to-back days. Keep ‘em straight!

  5. Boomer19 says:
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    Who do you like for next week? I am a little ahead of myself due to upcoming holidays.

    Ejax @ Miami vs Anibal
    Norris @ Colorado vs Guthrie
    Milone @KC vs Hochevar
    Parker @Min vs Devries

    Need two of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19, Jackson, Parker…

  6. beau says:
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    10team Auction keeper league I need help pretty much everywhere…would you trade Trout and Youk for Bautista and Moreland? I have Trout for $6 next year and Bautista would be $27 next year. Other two are negligible. Im in dead last…maybe its not worth it and I should play for next year already? He also has McCutch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @beau, I’d hold Trout…

  7. FD says:
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    Holiday weekend comments slowdown! Only 9 in an hour.

    Nothing else to add. Enjoy the 3 days everyone.

    Oh, and should I pickup a glue sniffing habit and drop a paint huffing habit?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FD, Ha! Site was down for the last 30 minutes due to server problems…

  8. Turk Wendell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Please rank these chumbalones ROS:

    Kipnis, Kendrick, Kelly Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Kipnis, Johnson…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Thanks man. That’s what I was thinking.

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, wow, kendrick…so said :(

  9. kingadrock says:
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    would you trade Edwin for Lincecum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  10. Dominic says:
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    Should I drop Smyly for Oswalt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dominic, I would…

  11. Uranus Gas Giants says:
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    I get: LaHair and Cliff Lee.

    I give: Granderson

    What do you think? I could use a solid SP and everything hurts for my team at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds fair but I think you should try and get a cheaper pitcher…

  12. Derrick says:
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    McCutchen and Kendrick for Cano. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… I’d hold…

  13. Wilsonian says:
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    Who wins:

    A) Edwin/Doc
    B) Bautista/Choice of Moore, Samardzija, Wandy, Paulino, Vogelsong

    I’d be losing the Doc side. SPs are currently: Peavy, Bum, Latos, Lester, Sale, Scherzer, Norris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love the step down to those SPs…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, What if I start with someone like Lester instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah… Try that…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, I’ll give that a shot. Which SP would you want back?

            Also, if I offered the Doc deal, would it work for me if I got Cain or Gosh back in return with Bautista?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cain would work…

  14. Jr says:
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    What are your thoughts on Kennedy? Is he a buy low or should we stay away? What kind of sp would you give for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t like him in the preseason… Not much has changed but if you can get him cheap I’d consider it…

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey, what about marcum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you can get him much cheaper and I like him…

  15. “You know what else is copacetic? The word copacetic. Has there ever been a word that fit so perfectly it’s meaning.”

    Ostentatious works pretty well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So true… Good call!

  16. slew says:
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    A toothless B.J. Upton. That is mighty fine!

    Assuming Oswalt isn’t in pitching shape and he signed, say this weekend. How long would it take him before he’s realistically ready?
    Also, would this mean Feliz is relegated back to the bullpen once his DL stint is complete?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Two weeks… We’re not seeing Feliz starting until August is my guess…

  17. Hi Grey — I had similar thoughts about Encarnacion a couple of days ago, except I assumed 35 HRs and still had the same conclusion. I traded for him (I sent Aviles, so no hard done) in a league where I trailed in the power categories. Any underperforming sluggers come to mind who I could try to trade E5 for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure who would be available in your league (what are other teams have)… Maybe Pujols, might be too late for that… Maybe Cano…

  18. isenhauer says:
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    Vicotorino and Picther Zimmmermann too much to give for king felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much…

  19. Poo Holes says:
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    Thinking of offering up E5, Napoli, and CJ Wilson for his Heyward, Wieters, and Garza. Napoli’s inconsistency kills me and I’m looking to buy low-ish on Wieters while selling high on E5. I already have Cliff Lee, Greinke, and JZimm to anchor my staff. This is a deeep 12 team keeper. Sound fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, I could switch Heyward with Trout, but I don’t know if the guy will give him up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could try it… Good for a keeper…

  20. OaktownA's says:
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    I think you should have a thumbs up like button like on facebook bcuz some of the shizz you say cracks me the bleep up. Lmao. Thanks Grey. Thumbs up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  21. Chavo says:
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    what kind of pitcher would you want in return for Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A low number one… High number two…

  22. Chavo says:
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    and have you noticed a lot of announcers call him “Encarnashone”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Haven’t noticed…

  23. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Doubront, Paulino, Oswalt, Cahill

    Also – Are D Hudson’s ERA and WHIP projections from this point out the same as you had them in the pre-season? Or does he belong in a lower tier now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswalt, Cahill, Paulino… Hudson’s not gonna reach those projections because of time missed… But he should still be all right…

  24. Thurman says:
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    following rizzo’s callup would you rather have rizzo or matt adams for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  25. Ana Jaime says:
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    I pride myself on getting most of your obscure sidebars, and thought the M. Adams remark was referencing Maude Adams, Wade Boggs long-time mistress (tsk-tsk, har-har). SO, double pun-points for you sir, keep up the fine work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, nice reference…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ana Jaime, Just realized… It was Margo…

  26. TheNewGuy says:
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    YoGa a good buy-low?

    Would you trade any of these guys for him:
    Bud, Fister, Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade any of them for him…

  27. Mark says:
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    Grey, I think you have a gambler’s fallacy problem.

    When a guy hits a bunch of homers and is ahead of his projected pace, that doesn’t mean you reduce the projection moving forward. Just like if you flip a coin three times and get three heads, it’s not suddenly less likely the 4th flip with be heads.

    E5 is ahead of expectation right now, but the projections mostly see him hitting .260ish with 18-20 homers the rest of the way. You don’t suddenly doc his power projection because he’s ahead of pace. Just like you don’t dock David Wright for hitting .400 or Bryan LaHair for a .500 BABIP. These things don’t HURT the established projections, they’re just gravy, but gravy that you can already put in the bank.

    That isn’t to say I’d never sell high, but the anomolous production has to be more subtle. Adam Jones is a guy I’m all about moving right now. Know how many guys have hit 30 or more homers with a ground ball percentage as high as Jones since we started tracking batted balls in 2002? Two–Ellis Burks and Shawn Green, both in 2002. It’s very unusual, and dare I say, unsustainable. But it’s much easier to convince people that his “breakout” is legitimate. He may well hit 30 homers with a 47% ground ball rate this year, but the power pace is almost certainly going to drop more than the average rotophile is expecting.

    Two weeks ago Mike Moustakas was a good sell guy. His .313 average was surprising, but skepticism was fairly muted considering he was hitting as many fly balls as E5 and has a history of fairly low minor league BABIPs. He’s already down to .280, and that’s about what I expect his ceiling to be moving forward. But it was easy to to sell the idea that he was a top prospect coming into his own though and “putting it all together,” especially with all the damage that to third baseman going on around the league.

    So yeah, if someone wants to buy E5 as a 45 homer bat, or Wright as a .400 hitter, or LaHair as a .320-40 guy, I’m happy to sell. But I’m not particularly motivated to move E5 for .265-25 value, or Wright for .300-20-20 value, or LaHair for .270-30 value. I wouldn’t be against moving those guys at those prices, but I’m not going to seek them unless a deal makes sense for other reasons. I will move Moustakas as a .315-25 guy though, or Jones as a .280-30 guy. Those are lines I see as viable sell-highs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not docking anyone… I’m saying their value is higher than it’s gonna be…

  28. Jacob says:
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    Was just offered verlander for hamilton straight up
    Not enough…
    What is fair value for Hamilton?
    Do I ask for 2 starters like verlander and peavy? He also has lee,Hanson,McDonald,Strasburg etc….loaded and needs hitting

    I also have eithier….what is fair for him in that group
    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander is fair straight up for Hamilton… I wouldn’t do it, but it’s fair… I’d trade Ethier for a low number one…

      • bean says:
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        @Grey, You still thinking Ethier is ready for a fall? I traded him away and got J Up in return but watching him continue on is like watching your ex go and bang John Stamos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try for Straburg or Lee…

  29. Kratos says:
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    Morneau or Ibanez for U?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morneau

  30. JD says:
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    maholm @ PIT tomorrow. grey likey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  31. Poet says:
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    Yo. I keep seeing all these buy Mike Adams advertisements all of the world wide web, as a Craig owner don’t you think when he returns in the next couple of weeks that Adams won’t have a job? I don’t see anyone talking about this and am wondering what I am missing. What are you thinking they do with Craig that makes Adams such a buy? Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig could play 2nd base… It’s Matt Adams… Plus he has upside which is worth more than reality…

  32. Ethan Stein says:
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    Do you sell Sale or does he continue as with his last start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get but I like Sale a lot if he’s healthy…

  33. chunk says:
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    Do you like Bailey? You used to…. Can I drop Dolis for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Dolis for Bailey…

  34. Poo Holes says:
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    Ondrusek over Dolis in a holds league? What about Ubaldo over Smyly or Henderson Alvarez in a keeper?

    • chunk says:
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      @Poo Holes, I’m looking for any excuse to drop Dolis, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold on both…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually I’d go Logan over Dolis in a Holds league…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, This is my team with a copious amount of saves already. There’s such a large gap between the teams that care about holds and the teams that don’t, so honestly I don’t think it makes a difference either way. Shocked that Ubaldo has dropped from a Cy Young candidate to waiver wire fodder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Poo Holes, Yeah, times are tough in Camp Ubaldo…

  35. Mike says:
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    Would u try to “steal” Napoli or is he on the downswing?
    Is he still start able at this point?
    Thinking of trying to get him
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, He’s startable… He’s just a .250 hitter with power, just a down swing, he’ll go back the other way at some point…

  36. Eng says:
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    You buying Dee Gordon? I’m thinking at a Closer price. Or is a demotion waiting to happen crapster?

    • Eng says:
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      @Eng, oops, there is a missing “he” after “is” in the last sentence above. Some hyphens too. Sounds rather offensive as written!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, I’d give a Brain Freeze for him…

  37. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Who would you grab instead of Furcal not thinking with your nether regions 10 team OBP league?

    Ian Desmond or Cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, I’d hold Furcal while he’s still hitting…

  38. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, Do you believe Desmond Jennings is going to come back from the sprained knee and play well (steal bases)? Do you believe in Jennings enough to trade J. Zimmerman for him? (I’m leading in era, whip, hr and rbi, but a little short in stolen bases and runs)

    Thanks and happy memorial day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Thanks, you too! I’d trade for Jennings, Zimmermann is fair…

      • Alcesto says:
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        @Grey, Do you think its a good enough deal to make me upset the clubhouse tranquility of my first place team? Or do I keep the band together and hope for the best?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Alcesto, No idea what SPs are replacing Zimmermann or who Jennings is replacing, but the trade is fair…

          • Alcesto says:
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            @Grey, Other SPs are Bumgarner, Gio, Anibal, Sherzer, Paulino, Volquez, Capuano, Vogelsong

            Other OFs (and Util) are Ichiro, McCutchen, Beltran, Krispie Young and Luke Scott.

            I guess I’d move Scott to infield over Middlebrooks (if he loses playing time) to make room for Jennings. At least until Longoria comes back and Moustakas gets moved to infield.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Alcesto, Yeah, take Jennings there…

  39. Coach McGuirk says:
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    Would you drop LoMo for Cozart or C. Johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Coach McGuirk, Cozart

      • Coach McGuirk says:
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        @Grey

        Many thanks Grey. You’re always the assurance I need.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Coach McGuirk, No problem…

  40. Joe Blow says:
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    @ Grey

    Since you mention Lincecum, would you trade Tex to get him? Assuming Duda and an DL Allen Craig can handle 1B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Blow, I wouldn’t…

  41. Frank Dux says:
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    15-team mixed league with monthly re-entry drafts so I can’t add/drop often. I have a 24-hour window to make one hitting and one pitching pick.

    Do I drop Pedro Alvarez for Chipper, Frazier, or Bell?

    Do I drop Detwiler for Matusz, Harang, Cahill, Delgado, Buehrle, or Bauer? If I take Bauer, I have to play with one fewer SP than the rest of my league until he’s called up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier… Cahill…

  42. Heyward Bound says:
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    Hey Grey, I could use a little advice. My team is doing well in the power department but is struggling at SP. What do you think of this trade?

    My: Beltre, Ian Kennedy, Scherzer

    For: Michael Young, Bumgarner, Anibal Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heyward Bound, Looks solid…

  43. Dom says:
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    Drop Lind, Parra, or Kelly Johnson for Mike Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom, It’s Matt… Drop Lind…

      • charlie hustler says:
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        @Grey, unless it’s the Rangers setup guy? Of course in that case I’m not sure which Parra is involved.

  44. Tom C says:
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    @Grey, would you drop any of these guys for Paulino… scherzer, cahill, mccarthy, worley, francisco, reed, santiago casilla, frieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom C, Worley

  45. Yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Cozart or Desmond? For what it’s worth, I just dropped Cozart for Desmond and also replaced (benched) Kendrick with Espinosa. Having 2 Gnats in the IF scares the hell out of me.

    Anyway, your assistance is as always much appreciated.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yankees2012, Desmond… No problem…

  46. Jon says:
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    Got offered Garza and Miguel Montero for my Posey and Cahill. Keeper league. What do you think?

    Other guy also has Gallardo, Morrow… or I could add in my Jimmy Rollins for his Ian Desmond.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, I don’t like it…

    • chata says:
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      @Jon,

      getting desmond for rollins , in a keeper league , is worth pursuing .

  47. Fister Furbush says:
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    Grey, what do you think of this lineup in a 10 man h2h league? I’m currently 7-0 and I want your fantasy blessing.

    AJ Pierzynski
    Paul Konerko
    Dan Uggla
    Adrian Beltre
    Asdrubal Cabrera
    Josh Hamilton
    Carlos Gonzalez
    BJ Upton
    Joey Votto

    Justin Verlander
    CC Sabathia
    Derek Holland
    Chris Sale
    Yovani Gallardo
    Jonathan Papelbon
    Jason Motte

    RES- Matt Moore
    Big Z
    Mad Max Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush, Your pitching’s insane… Actually, the whole team looks great, well played…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        rut-roh .
        you’re blessing an undefeated team ?
        how are you going to come out ahead on that deal ??

        if you couldn’t dodge the bullet with a “no comment” ,
        maybe the “we’re just going to go out there , every day , give it 110% ,
        leave it all on the playing field , and hope for the best by doing my part
        and see what happens” responses , might have helped you skate by .

        cust kayin’ .
        good luck .

  48. airweino says:
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    Okay, so not Lincecum talk, right? C’mon!

    If I were to consider trading him in a standard 5×5 mixed keeper league, what kind of OF return should I even consider moving him for at this point?

    Obviously not a top tier, but who would make you go, “Hmmm…”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, No Lincecum talk! Morse?

      • airweino says:
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        @Grey, LOL! Sorry, he is just so frustrating right now!

  49. Steve says:
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    Bruce taking a seat tonight. Probably about time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, looked like he was coming out of it yesterday with some hard hit balls…

  50. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey, despite the introduction to this Buy/Sell, I wanna talk Lincecum!!1

    I think he’s a crazy-insane buy-low a la Greinke last year. Unless he’s concealing some freak injury (pun required), there’s no way his ERA doesn’t drop 6 points over the course of the season. The K/9, FIP, xFIP and division all leadme to this conclusion.

    On the other hand, I understand Lincecum’s looked like ass all season. (As an aside, is it weird to anyone else that ESPN’s analysis on this subject is basically: “Lincecum’s fastball velocity has dropped 2 mph since last year; therefore, I wouldn’t touch him with a Randy Johnson-sized pole. Also, trade Braun for Bourn!” Me: “I picked up Tony Campana AND I have Braun, MFers!”).

    Any the hoo, in a 1-year league (12 teams, 5×5) in which I’m in 2nd place and in fine shape in the power categories, do you trade Krispie for Lincecum? thx and xxoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Van Hammersly, I wouldn’t trade Krispie for him, but it could work out fine… I think you can get him even cheaper… We’re not here to talk about Lincecum!

  51. DHill Dragons says:
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    Gave up Freddie Freeman today to land Matt Moore. Then added Morneau from the wire. For my last trick I’m looking to add a 2B to platoon or take over for the scuffling Howie the K. Rickie Weeks, Jemile Weeks, Danny Espinosa, Gordon Beckham, Elliott Johnson, and Dustin Ackley are all available as free agents. I like the value of Rickie Weeks available for nothing, but worry about his batting coming around in the near future. Short term I assume Elliott would be your guy, but who would you want as a guy that could stick on your team for the long haul?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DHill Dragons, Espinosa

  52. Matt says:
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    Should I buy cozart over seager, yunel and aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, Yup

  53. Bsw says:
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    Start D. Hudson Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bsw, Yup

      • Trigger Cut says:
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        @Grey, Drop Smyly or Bass upon Hudson’s return? I hate them equally. Thanks!

  54. Ferris says:
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    IT’S MATT lol

    rank oswalt (assuming he signs in nl but doesn’t pitch for 4 weeks), niese and bedard for nl-only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ferris, Niese, Oswalt…

  55. McCoy says:
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    I have both Furcal and Encarnacion. Who should I target Stat wise in a 2 for 1 trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @McCoy, Pujols? Kemp? Cano? A top guy… Then work down…

  56. Booya says:
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    Rios, Scott or Chris Davis?

    Tanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Scott

  57. barker says:
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    Grey no time for a question and i didnt read the whole thing ( will later or tomorrow ) but let me say this you are the BEST — i laugh more here than anywhere else on the internet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @barker, Thanks!

  58. chata says:
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    desperately needing stolen bases , i wire campana in an apparent up-grade
    from old pierre , and now campana sits ? against aj burnett and barajas ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s annoying…

  59. Horse says:
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    Would you move Adam Jones in a 1 for 1 trade for any of these guys (or maybe all of them)?

    Kershaw
    Roy
    Verlander
    Adverb
    Felix
    Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Verlander, Kershaw, Felix, Weaver, Lee…

  60. Viagra Falls says:
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    Start Infante (vs. SF – Lincecum) or B. Phillips (vs. Col – Friedrich) at 2B today?

    Also: start Josh Johnson (vs. SF) or bench him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viagra Falls, Infante… Start Josh…

  61. Steve says:
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    Probably gotta sit Morrow @ Texas, in 12 teams and below, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, sit him…

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      balls may fly .

      • Steve says:
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        @chata, Not something you want to be in the way of.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Steve, ill play em and tell you how it went! Deal? Deal!

  62. Macgregor says:
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    I’m still trying to unload LaHair and Lance Lynn. Who’s out there right now that might be a buy-low candidate or a steady player of equal value? Nobody seems to be interested in my league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Macgregor, Both for Krispie?

      • Macgregor says:
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        @Grey, His recent injury doesn’t excite me very much, and I need AVG/RBI more than HRs at this point. I’ve got Gardner coming off the DL sometime this decade, though, so I need to move somebody (healthy OFs are LaHair, Kendrick, Markakis, Victorino and Hart). Been thinking about packaging Lahair with Kendrick for somebody as well.

        Maybe I should just give you the login information.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Macgregor, Both for Gordon hoping for a turnaround?

          • Macgregor says:
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            @Grey, Think it will happen?

            I’ve been doing everything I can to pry Bautista or Upton away.

  63. Prezii says:
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    Rios or morneau? Til injury….

    Happy friday lady and gents!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Morneau

  64. chata says:
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    important night for the smyly-faced kid , if he wants to keep
    pitching for my team .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure it’s his number one priority… Do it for chata!

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        boy’s night “in” at the chata household .
        got the big screen going , with 2 games ,
        computer package is in play , and
        dinner is almost ready .

        for sure , smyly will be hearing about it , if he disappoints .
        rather loudly .

        • chata says:
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          friedrich “on notice” , as well .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Friedrich looked good early…

  65. Tim says:
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    16 team redraft league, 5×5 roto.

    Do you trust having Braun, Hamilton and Trout as my OF’s and Harper as my Util with my bench/DL having only Panda and Hosmer? Or should i grab Rios as a backup?

    Drop BB-Rod or Mike Minor for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim, You can lose BB-Rod for him…

      • Tim says:
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        @Grey, same league, i have an offer of Jordan Zimmermann for Krispie (i have Krispie). Pitching already is Anibal, Norris, Bumgarnish, Milone, Minor, RDelgado and Lynn. Take me some Zimmermann?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Tim, You don’t need Zimmermann…

          • Tim says:
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            @Grey, i dont need Krispie either though do i?

            I got:
            Lucroy
            Alonso (Hosmer benched)
            Kendrick
            Andrus
            Johnson C (Sondoval DL)
            Hamilton
            Braun
            Trout
            Harper

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Tim, Not really… I’d take Zimmermann then…

  66. chata says:
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    a) why does cozart look so much better , now that i’ve dropped him ?
    b) tulo looks like he is laboring on his throws over to 1st … violent
    arm action … is his shoulder an issue ??
    c)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Let me address C first… A) He has a decent bat, just average issues. B) I don’t see anything, but he’s always a sneeze away from an injury.

  67. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ahh are you kidding me Lester!

    Grand salami…jesus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah…. Ugh…

  68. yeah! says:
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    H2H Each, 12 Team Deep.

    Need SP Help. If I wanted to pick up Paulino (and Bauer) who of these extras would you drop?

    C – Avila, J Montero
    CI – Hosmer, A Craig, Rizzo, M Adams
    MI – Cozart, Ryan Roberts, Neil Walker

    Could also try the wait-and-see for Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yeah!, Walker and Roberts

      • yeah! says:
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        @Grey, Thank you sir. Your site has become a daily joy for me to read

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @yeah!, No problem…

  69. chata says:
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    plenty of time for peralta to make that throw … no error charged … ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I didn’t see it… Watching Bass sink…

  70. Jon says:
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    Ugh. Lester.

    I chose to keep him over Weaver this past off-season and that doesn’t seem like the best move right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Yeah, might not have been, but he can still come around…

  71. aj says:
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    who would you play at 3rd while longoria is on the dl, 13 team 5×5 roto:
    Daniel Murphy,
    Ryan Roberts,
    Chris Johnson,
    Todd Frazier,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Frazier

  72. Steve says:
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    14 teams, just replaced Chris Davis at the corner with Frazier. Right move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah… That works…

  73. chata says:
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    smyly’s inning should have never gotten this far out of hand .
    friedrich ? could be the 1st to go .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Why? What happened?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        just 2 runs , but ,
        a) homeplate ump is out of position , for left-handed batters ,
        and can’t see breaking balls on outside corner ,
        b) perfect strike 3 (fastball) , called ball 3 … batter then walked
        c) peralta makes poor throw on tailor-made double play ball , BUT ,
        because you can’t assume the double play , the subsequent run gets
        charged as earned ,
        d) all this adds up to a 31 pitch inning .

        if smyly can pull it together , from here on out , i’ll discount this start .
        after 31 pitches , however , how long can he last , tonight ?

        • chata says:
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          to rub salt into the wound , opposing pitcher hangs a breaking ball to
          peralta , with no out and men on 1st and 2nd , and the best he can do is hit a towering pop up to the catcher …

          luckily , avila fouls 4 balls off and hits a gapper to right-center .

          • chata says:
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            bottom-line :
            smyly having trouble with weak-hitting lefties ,
            and twinkies have 3 of them at the top of the order .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Marlon Byrd shouldn’t be playing major league baseball after that last play…

              • Poo Holes says:
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                @Grey, Welcome to life as a Red Sox fan…emoticon.

              • charlie hustler says:
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                @Grey, AL only league, I picked up Podsednik immediately when available as I don’t see Byrd lasting the weekend.

                I’m surprised that no-one is on board with Scotty Pods after he outplayed Pierre in camp but I’ve been wrong before.

                Thoughts?

  74. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I’m hurting at MI, would you drop Daniel Murphy for any of these guys?

    Aybar
    E. Johnson
    Galvis
    Bloomquist

    Johnson is the coldest of the bunch, excluding Murphy, so I’m leaning towards one of the other 3. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Johnson

  75. Steve says:
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    Jesus, even Ike is hitting. Helping my Gee out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha… Yeah, he took a good walk first too…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, As soon as I finally cut him he starts hitting…

  76. herschel says:
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    @Grey: arroyo or smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Smyly

  77. Steve says:
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    Kinda regretting starting Morrow in the ol’ 14-teamer. Not very clear-headed thinking there.

    Thankfully, my H2H opponent is starting him also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I said sit him, no?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, but I took a shot in the 14 teamer (more like a shot to the head). *shakes fist at sky* Stupid independent thinking!

        Was a 14 in ERA and WHIP – was being the operative word.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Ah… Yeah, I hear ya…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, i told you i would start him for you!! Now were both swimmin in shit creek..

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, That was a one Royal Morrowing…

      • Steve says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Yup. A big help in my H2H matchup though. Opponent has 5 starters going today. Morrow just about gave up enough for all of them.

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      geez , i feel kind of petty , now , complaining about the travail of the
      smyly-faced kid .

      i bow to the master .

  78. Steve says:
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    Howie riding the pine too.

    Oh – and Josh Hamilton. Swinging it, not sitting on it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, his shot was an absolute blast…

  79. EK says:
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    Lester pulled after throwing 1 pitch in the 5th.. any news

    • EK says:
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      @EK, aside from the fact that he sucks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @EK, Ha… Haven’t heard anything and was watching the Rangers…

    • chata says:
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      @EK,

      a grand slam to joyce was bad enough (for some) but the
      back to back solo shots to johnson and pena were the icing on the
      cake for the nerd travelers .

      lester just very hittable tonight .
      a couple of questionable no-calls (on strikes) seemed to up-set him a bit .

  80. Random Collmenter says:
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    was offered Dempster/Bupton for Jay Bruce.

    Other SPs are Gallardo, Hanson, Gosh Johnson, Capuano, Friedrick, Leake…

    Other OFs are Jupton, Jennings, Fowler, Torres….

    What you think?

    i could use the pitching help, and BJ’s average drain is comparable to Bruce’s. It is a keeper league but I reached for Bruce in the 2nd.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, I don’t like it…

  81. Steve says:
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    Need Gee not to drop his bundle here. Morrow’s torching might all be for nought in my matchup if Gee can’t keep it together…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Glad we’re not talking about Lincecum…

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, Holy crap, nice benching!

  82. chata says:
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    “mike” taking aim on the sculpture .
    hope he breaks it .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I think Timmy is tipping his pitches when runners are on…

  83. EK says:
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    Time to drop Alex Gordon?
    12 team H2H points
    Daniel Murphy, LaHair, Ackley, Pena or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, I wouldn’t drop him yet…

  84. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    Is Gallardo a must start tonight at Zona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cahhhhh-stanza, Yeah, gotta start him…

  85. chata says:
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    lots of home runs tonight … melky , duda , dunn , helton …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I don’t have any of those guys…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Eliot Johnson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, I have him…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        lol .
        who does ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Ha… True…

  86. chata says:
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    minnesota home-plate ump definitely favoring the left-hand batters
    (and screwing the righties , tonight) .

    • chata says:
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      avila hits double # 2

      maybe i should ask Grey if i should pick him up .

  87. chata says:
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    friedrich pulled after 95 pitches and 5 innings … not surprising .

    wonder how long smyly will last …. sitting on 67 pitches , after 3 innings ,
    but it’s a long wait between innings .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Not more than 5 for Smyly…

  88. aj says:
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    cahill or parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Cahill

  89. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m near the top of my league in saves with Putz, Capps, Casilla, Thayer and Street (DL). I got offered Bryce Harper for my Street. Is this a better way to address a modest deficiency in SB and runs than trading my J Zimmerman for Desmond Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Yeah, I prefer that…

  90. chata says:
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    could be the break-through game that i’ve been waiting for .
    rays score 7 runs , but after striking out his 1st time up ,
    zobrist draws two walks .

    GO ZO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, You in an OBP league or looking for small victories?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        been wanting to drop his azz , for some time now .
        wasted a 4th round draft pick …. rcl .
        hitting clean-up tonight , but lowered his average from .217 to .214 .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s a mess…

  91. chata says:
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    decided to go with the “hot hand” and sat chris davis in favor of
    hosmer @ CI .

    • chata says:
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      must say …. hammel still looking good .
      can he keep it together all year ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @chata, Yeah, doesn’t look bad… Probably nothing more than a 3.75 ERA when all is said and done…

        • chata says:
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          @Grey,

          3.75 ??

          a couple of years ago , i would have killed for that .
          times have changed , i guess .

          • chata says:
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            edit *
            from a 4th or 5th starter .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, Hosmer’s quite the ball of fire…

  92. jokerman says:
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    Love your website. Can you talk to me about Wil Myers. I am in a 12 team league with 6 bench spots, although I already have Bauer and a bunch of guys in the DL using those spots. When you do you expect him to be up? Worth a bench spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t imagine he’ll be up until midseason, but if he’s up in June then he could be a nice power add… Can try and stash if you have room…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and thanks for the kind words!

  93. Jacob says:
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    Should eithier get me lee or Strasburg in a trade?
    If so which one u like better ROS?
    He has McDonald and peavy on the next tier…
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try it… Lee over Strasburg…

  94. letsgobravos says:
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    Giancarlo with a slam and legs. Booya!

    I would just like to take this opportunity to thank any and all of the owners from my league who read this blog that turned down the myriad of trade offers I put out in late April when I panicked and tried to get pennies on the dollar for Giancarlo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Very nice…

  95. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    frenchy again .
    know you have him .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, about time… He was a mess for a while…

  96. chata says:
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    yep .
    smyly pulled after a 4-pitch single to lead-off hitter morneau , in the 6th .
    93 pitches .
    should have fared better .

  97. chata says:
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    hanrahan records the days 1st save .
    not an easy one , though .

    • chata says:
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      no , i don’t have him either .

      but , betancourt’s up next .
      him , i do have .

  98. chata says:
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    morales plunks scott , after 3 , maybe 4 , botched attempts .

    benches clear .

    somebody smack zobrist ……PLEASE .

    • chata says:
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      mostly old guys (coaches and managers) going at it !

  99. letsgobravos says:
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    Scott got drilled in the leg and theres a nice little benches clearing dust up in the Rays-BoSox game. Started to calm down and then Bobby V’s dumb ass got in the middle of it and it kicked back up again. Didn’t look like any punches were thrown, lots of shit being talked though and I wouldn’t want to be the next guy at the plate.

    Then just now BJ Upton tried to fight a BoSox fan in the stands…lmao.

    Chaos reigns in Bean Town.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Aw, man, missed it…

  100. Eddie says:
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    I’m not certain the Cubs would win a series against their own AAA affiliate right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, Probably not going to win the World Series this year either.

  101. letsgobravos says:
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    Jesus…how the fuck does Morales not get ejected after he threw at Scott 4 times before he finally hit him? His first pitch was fucking behind him. Amazing they are leaving him in. This shit is just getting started. I predict a full scale brawl before the end of the series…

    • chata says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      1st pitch .. that almost hit scott in the azz … was 97 mph

  102. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit…Santana’s working on getting bombed in the 1st inning against Seattle. Bases juiced with one out…

    • chata says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      mariners playing the spoiler’s role this year .

      easy to say , i guess , when you enter every game as the under-dog .

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @chata, Yeah, but they suck so there’s no excuse for a bad outing against them. There’s a reason a shitty pitcher like Humber was able to make history against them…

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @letsgobravos, Good thing my team’s ERA was .31 and WHIP was .72 coming into this start. Surely Ervin can’t pitch bad enough to fuck that up completely.

  103. Tony says:
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    braun braun with a BOMB, glad i sat ian kennedy, he’s scaring me…. many bad outtings in a row….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, Yeah, looks pretty bad…

  104. Steve says:
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    Steve Magic still working on Viciedo. Still have him in the RCL thankfully.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, I’m diggin’ Steve Magic on Viciedo. Now if only you could pass some of that Kiwi stuff onto Mr. Bruce to get him back on track…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Could you Steve Magic Hosmer? Thanks!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’ll bench him for Ike. How does that sound?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Please, anything…

  105. Poo Holes says:
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    Lester’s first start after I picked him up…bombed.
    Streamed Bass in another league…bombed.
    Started Cueto at home against the Rox…bombed.
    Own Cliff Lee in 2 leagues…he can’t get a W to save his life.
    Too soon to punt all pitching stats?

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Poo Holes, Oh hey Jason Motte, welcome to the shitty pitcher party! FMFBBL.

  106. Hondo says:
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    Some guy wearing Teixera’s uniform hit a HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, HA!

  107. Steve says:
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    Konerko out of game. Not injured is he? Often comes out of the game in the late innings..

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Did I just answer my own question?

  108. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    “Napoli was scratched from Friday’s lineup due to an illness”

    He must’ve looked at his March stats. I got ill when I looked at them, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Hehe

  109. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    You know what to substitute with what… shouldn’t drink angry and type and drive on my iPad… urpp…

    • chata says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus,

      quick .
      drive over to odotcom and takeover for joe west , behind the plate .
      you’re ready .

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @chata, I’m one my wayyyyyyyyyyyyy

  110. Wilsonian says:
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    Time to cut Kelly Jo for Frenchy, Sparkakis, Rios, Viciedo.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, that was supposed to be a question.

    • chata says:
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      @Wilsonian,

      if you jump on the frenchy-train now , and jinx it …

      • chata says:
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        @chata, , that was supposed to be a threat .

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @chata, haha…I’m not Steve. I jumped on the Viciedo train and I haven’t derailed it yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Frenchy

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Hart over Frenchy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I would…

  111. chata says:
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    little temper-tantrum by matt holliday , as he k’s to end the 9th .

    can you get “flash-backs” from steroids ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha!

  112. chata says:
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    i can’t watch the end of this phillies game .
    there’s just too damn much RED .

  113. Benny says:
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    In a keeper league, which side would you rather: Prince and Lester vs Hosmer and Felix?

    • chata says:
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      @Benny,

      i think prince is going to be around for a good long while .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benny, Prince, it’s close though…

  114. jack says:
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    Cishek saves another Bell disaster and no mention? Don’t know if this is the final straw or not, but I am holding onto Cishek. Good job Stevie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Yeah, good to hold him for now…

  115. LowKeyGenius says:
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    Who wins this in a 16 team deep keeper league. Pagan, Scutaro and Vogelsong for Hanley and Ubaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LowKeyGenius, Hanley

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @LowKeyGenius, Hanley by a long shot. It’s not even close.

  116. chata says:
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    what’s the most # of home runs hit , by mlb , in any one day ?
    today must be right up there .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Not sure I have any besides Giancarlo

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        i had that slam … well sort of …. sat him in the rcl league .

        not sure if i had any others .
        did zobrist hit one ? hosmer ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Hosmer couldn’t bunt the side of a barn.

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            i had cano … that was a shot … dead-center .

            re : hosmer
            took him with my 4th round pick in my dynasty draft .
            gonna ride that horse until he drops .
            call p.e.t.a …. could get bumpy .

            • Howard says:
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              @chata, I had 5 in one league, AJ, EJ, Stanton, Swish and Frenchy.

              • chata says:
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                @Howard,

                come on , who didn’t have ka’aihue ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly…

  117. exactly says:
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    Grey: lester, garza, anibal, bass, westbrook all killed me this week…already dropped westbrook…you sure about bass as a buy? Is he Petco-only or should i cut him too?

    And if you tell me cut to Lester, i will…i f’in hate that p.o.s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @exactly, I’d go with him at home… Gotta hold Lester, unfortunately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @exactly, The him there is Bass…

  118. Steve says:
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    OK. In h2h tomorrow, I have The Peav, Paulino, Bum and Jerome Williams at my disposal. Opponent has Miley and Maholm. I’m solidly ahead in era and whip, just ahead in Ks and down by 2 wins. Start ‘em all?

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      the four musketeers !

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, I say start em all (and let god sort em out).

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, Hmmm. I’m a non-believer – do you think that will cause a problem?

        • chata says:
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          @Steve,

          later on .

          • Steve says:
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            @chata, Well played. The best comeback I’ve read here in a good long while.

            • royce! says:
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              @Steve, Beats whatever “swerve” + randomness + pseudo-intellectual BS joke I was working on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all…

  119. Steve says:
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    Could do without a Hold opp for Wilhelmsen too…

  120. Howard says:
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    I need some production out of JUp and Krispie.

  121. aj says:
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    Im in a 13 team league and need to drop someone so i can find a temp fill in position player. These are my pitchers. who do i drop? I have tried to trade some of my closers but no one is interested.
    Gio Gonzalez, Kenley Jansen, Brett Myers, Jonathan Broxton, Lance Lynn, Casey Janssen, Rafael Soriano, Brian Fuentes, Felipe Paulino, Daniel Hudson*, Jordan Zimmermann, Trevor Cahill,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  122. Sam says:
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    One pickup left this week… Who is my last streamer?

    Dickey vs. SD
    Floyd vs. Cle (already got burned by him once this week…)
    Lowe @ CWS
    Volquez @ NYM
    Chen vs. KC
    Williams @ Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickey

  123. K!cks says:
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    Order these 3 SPs:
    Jarrod Parker
    Smyly
    Paulino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulino, Parker

  124. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    @grey: who wins in a jennings for anibal trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings but fair…

  125. kangaroo hops says:
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    @grey: In a deep deep keeper league, I’m weak at 1B, holding Helton and Ike. But strong at OF, with JUpton, Dread Pirate, Bruuuuce, and Heyward. Got offered Miggy/Jose Tabata for Dread Pirate/Salvador Perez. I should jump at that one, shouldn’t I? I just hate to let go of Mr. McCutchen. (whoa that sounded dirty, didnt it?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it…

      • kangaroo hops says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! I think it is a good deal for me, but I really like McCutchen and rue having to part with him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @kangaroo hops, Don’t you mean roo, kangaroo hops?

  126. Steve says:
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    Loved the late show starring Howie Kendrick.

  127. Terrence Mann says:
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    I see on the ticker that Cruz has 8 rbi. Immediately check my box scores. My team has 8 rbi with Hudson and Kennedy on the mound.

    This has to qualify for ticker shock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, it does…

  128. kangaroo hops says:
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    Just curious if anyone can shed some light onto ESPN Keith Law’s Top 25 Prospect rankings that just came out. All I know is:
    1. Dylan Bundy

    • kangaroo hops says:
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      @kangaroo hops, While I’m on the topic of prospects, would you drop Peacock for Hultzen?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @kangaroo hops, Not for this year…

  129. Blue says:
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    Drop Cahill for either Big Z or Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, I’d hold, but they’re all kinda coin flips…

  130. bean says:
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    Drop Parra or Campana or Jesus Guzman for Cishek?

    Tough to let go of steals but I need saves…….even in the form of a lotto ticket.

    *Heath Bell booed without mercy at Crayola Canyon tonight……started with the leadoff 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Parra

  131. Random Collmenter says:
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    grey, what do you think about my Longo/Hanley for his Beltre/Asdrubal?

    Obviously I’d be giving up 2 2nd rounders for much less value, but i’m considering it because A) longo will be about for another month, B) i desperately need HRs in that league, and C) it’s a weird AL-only league where there are 2 mid-season drafts where we get to scoop 3 NL guys in each draft, so everyone’s teams will be stacked then anyway. i guess i could try to snag david wright or zimmerman…

    what u think? should i try to get him to throw in an SP3 along with this deal? don’t want to deal two of my best players (also have cano/halladay/tex), but beltre is producing consistently in the best lineup in the league…

    thanks as always. i know this one seems bad on paper, but with the mid-season drafts, it might be worth dealing longo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, It doesn’t look good…

  132. Goose says:
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    Grey/anyone who’d like to chime in-

    Just got offered Beachy for my Myers + Street. (This is his counter to my Lynn + Myers for Beachy.)

    This is my 14team 6×6 league with Holds. My pitching:

    SP: Bum, JZimm, Latos, Lynn
    RP: Myers, Thayer, Janssen, Wilhelmsen, Cashner, G. Holland, C. Wade, J. Arredondo, Street (DL), Farnsworth (DL)

    Our league has a 5 P, 2 RP, and 2 SP set-up, so everyone rolls with lots of RPs in their P slots to try and nab holds. (Does “P slots” sound dirrrty? Yeahhh…) Anyway, this set-up puts big value on MRs, as every moderately decent MR is snapped up long before he can even come close to sniffing saves, while generally you can find a decent SP in the FA pool on any given day (e.g., right now Norris, Holland, Vogelsong, Paulino, Cahill, Smyly, etc, are all avail.). Though, indeed, studly SPs are highly sought after.

    As of now, I’m 6th in the Saves cat, with fully half of my total coming from Myers. But I’m worse off in ERA and WHIP, thanks to some poor streams and several MR blow-ups – damn you, Rex Brothers! – I’m in 8th and 9th in those cats. Beachy would be big help here, clearly.

    Basically, this deal would be an upgrade for me but a double-punch to my saves. Is it worth it? I’d use the open roster spot in the deal for another okay-ish MR – and then would have to hope I can squeeze more saves out of Janssen and Thayer, and get more from Farnsworth and Holland (and Wilhelmsen? and Arredondo?) down the line. And the other thing is, if Myers and/or Street do get dealt to a contender later this year, they should provide consistent Holds (in theory) on a better team, and thus retain high value.

    Anyway, I’m mulling this hard and would ‘preciate yr thoughts, as always!

    G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, I’d take Beachy

  133. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cishek or Russell?

    The fun that is chasin saves…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Cishek

  134. Blue says:
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    barely losing era with a 2.3 and tied in whip at .97. Leading K’s and W’s and tied in L’s. Start Johan at home vs Padres tonight?

    Have Gio, CJ wilson, Latos and Wainwright tomorrow if needed. He has Beckett and price (facing each other) today and that’s it. Should I sit Johan and then decide tomorrow who to start based on how his pitchers do today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Sit Johan…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, I hate fantasy baseball sometimes..league counts CG’s. of course lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, Damn

  135. TheNewGuy says:
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    Would you offer Fister to try and buy-low on Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup

  136. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Who should be handcuffed to League?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Wilhelmsen

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey, Would you pick him up in case League is demoted or grab Mujica as Im desperate for closers right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @2 Cups 1 Braun, I’d grab Wilhelmsen…

  137. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Impatient owner just dropped Miguel Montero. Is he worth adding over Lucroy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Eh

  138. chata says:
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    @ All :

    need the help of the Razzball reader and writer-ship .
    am trying to track down the friend of a local kid .

    went to MiLB.com , but they have no “player search” .

    here are the particulars :
    jesse hahn
    age … 22-23
    pitcher … probably rp
    he IS on a minor league team that IS affiliated with a mlb team , but
    i don’t know which one , or one which level .
    most likely an AA and below team , probably east of the mississippi .
    MIGHT have gone to a school in virginia (not sure about this , at all) .
    reported to be a flame-thrower (96-99 mph) .

    thanking you , in advance , for your assistance .

    • chata says:
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      edit *
      ON which level .

      also , jesse went to high school in the norwich-mystic conecticut area .

      again , thanks .

      • chata says:
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        @ All :

        call off the search .

        vinko is the man !

        a technological genius .
        and quick , too .

  139. Oz.J. says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    which side of this trade?

    McCutch + Beachy vs Kemp

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz.J., Beachy

  140. Eric says:
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    Should i drop billingsley for Felix Doubront? And how do you think Brian Matusz will do for the rest of the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric, Lose Bills… Forget Matusz…

  141. paulzone says:
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    ellis or lucroy for ROS?

    it’s an obp league with gidp and errors…which one of these surprising starts has the most legs for the rest of the season? ellis’ obp is insane!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Lucroy

  142. Greyyyyy, who do you like for the rest of the season in a one year league – Krispie or Trout? I was offered Krispie and my outfield is kind of a waiver land right now (Trout, Campana, Viciedo, Rios, Venable) while I wait for Kemp, Jennings, and Morse to come off the DL.

    In other news, playing with coworkers is no fun. A Dread Pirate and James Shields for Matt Carpenter and Billingsley trade was actually just accepted. Kill me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @oh, jessica marie, Krispie… Ugh, that trade is terrible…

  143. Wilsonian says:
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    In a shallow 8 teamer, is Lester droppable or do I just let him clog a spot on the bench until he pulls his head from his ass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’d hold him…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Thanks man. Kinda figured. He’s just killing me. Think it’s the bench for that guy for awhile.

  144. Schlitzy says:
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    Coz art or Eliot Johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Cozart

  145. @Grey, Thanks, man.

    And yeah, I wish I had one (wo)man veto power to save these people from themselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @oh, jessica marie, Yeah, tell your co-workers they’re making men look (more) stupid….

  146. Schlitzy says:
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    Bass or Oswalt rest of season? Ks don’t count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Oswalt

  147. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Is Jesus Montero officially a bust even with catcher eligibility? I have him in my OBP H2H league and am seriously considering dropping him for Lucroy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SwaggerJackers, Nope… It’s May…

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey, True but terrible offense + .281 OBP = low stats across the board week after week in my H2H league.

  148. B.o.B says:
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    Thayer, Clippard, Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Thayer, Clippard

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, Let’s throw Fuentes in there as well…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fuentes is first…

  149. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey,
    Which side, 10 Team OBP/QS keeper league

    Roy Halladay Round 1 Keeper
    for
    Prince Fielder at Round 8 Keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  150. Grey's da man! says:
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    strop or wilhelmson best chance at getting saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilhelmsen

  151. Grey's da man! says:
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    Barajas, Salty, Yan Gomes or Russel Marting for the next couple weeks?

    Need avg and runs the most..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salty

  152. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, start Colby against Toronto? I am hesitant, i feel like they could take him deep a few times. I sense a scoreline like 8-7…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Yeah, I’d bench him…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, whats the score? yup!

  153. nightpandas says:
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    keeper league:

    Get Lincecum & Tex for Pujols and Morrow? I think I need more…maybe ask for Hart with JD Mart or Viciedo going back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Pujols…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And adding Hart doesn’t push it over…

  154. nightpandas says:
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    Start or Sit:

    1 – Milone vs Yanks
    2- Hochevar vs Orioles

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @nightpandas, If Milone is at home, start him till his arm falls off. I am not starting anyone against the O’s right now as they have destroyed my ERA/WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit… Sit…

  155. Poo Holes says:
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    Who do you see getting the most saves by the end of the year: Marmol, David Hernandez, Cishek, or Farnsworth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez

  156. Jah says:
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    Burrell was in our restaurant the other day. That’s one big bitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can I ask where?

  157. B.o.B says:
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    Jesus H Thayer! Doesn’t pitch in a week, comes in in (stutterer!) non-save situation and gives up 5 f#*%@$^ runs! And I lose ERA…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Aw, crap… Didn’t not want to hear that…

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey, I believe your double negative implies that you DID want to hear that Thayer got torched. Today’s your lucky day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops… Typo which is a lot better than what Thayer did…

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Grey, I would take a typo from Thayer any day over that garbage line

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you look at on your phone, it says only 1IP, 1K… Let’s go with that!

  158. Wilsonian says:
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    Doumit doing a lot of watching from the bench. Do I lose him for Rosario, who has the starting gig now with Hernandez on the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’d hold…

  159. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Cruz up with the bases loaded.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins, Out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, I’m busy watching Zimmerman about to strikeout…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Nice, advanced the runner!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, It’s the small victories.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s building team morale for Hosmer…

  160. Steve says:
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    Viciedo still under the Steve Magic spell. Have benched Hosmer today, Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t bench anyone… I need Steve Magic for Hosmer…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, No – I’ve benched Hosmer in one league. Let’s see what happens.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the help Steve Magic!

  161. Steve says:
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    And you have Cano!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano’s the reason my offense is a mess… If I had Votto, as I should’ve, then I would never have Hosmer…

  162. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lucky Texas fan just got an unbroken Josh Hamilton bat that went flying into the crowd. 35 inch/34 oz. Hamilton not one of those jerks who has to have his “game” bat back.

    People are lining up to get their picture taken with the bat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very cool…

    • Steve says:
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      @VinWins, interestingly (or not!) when he had that week that he hit all those home runs, he did it with the same bat.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Steve, I didn’t know that, but that just makes it all the better that he just moved on to the next bat. Of course, if he doesn’t hit a home run for a month…

  163. Poo Holes says:
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    Looks like League is out as Mariners closer for the time being, grab Wilhelmsen where available!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Poo Holes, Wouldn’t be surprising. I just picked up League for my Fantasy Razzball team. Of course, Wilhelmsen has given up 7 runs in his last 7.2 IP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Nice, thanks for the heads up!

  164. Steve says:
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    That wasn’t so hot, Peav.

  165. Steve says:
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    Uh oh. Starting to unravel in the ol’ h2h…

  166. Poo Holes says:
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    Texas casually goes back-to-back-to-back, like it’s not even a big deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Ha!

  167. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Cruz, Torrealba, and Moreland go back to back to back.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins, Then Alvarez ejected for throwing an inside pitch.

  168. Steve says:
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    H2H era was 1.80 a minute ago, 3.16 now. Thanks to Bum and The Peav.

  169. Steve says:
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    Viciedo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, He hit another one?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Steve Magic!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Ha! Nice…

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Steve, I’m loving Steve Magic on Viciedo right now.

  170. Steve says:
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    Are all Bum’s runs really earned? Wasn’t there an error in there?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Steve, 3 ER

  171. Steve says:
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    C’mon Peav – just four more outs then it might play to sit down.

  172. Steve says:
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    RBI single for Hosmer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, It’s a Steve Magic miracle!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I gave up those Hosmer stats for you, Grey. For YOU.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Yes, you did…. Thanks!

  173. Steve says:
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    C’mon Peav. Pleeeeease…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, FUCK! My opponent has Kipnis. Arrrrggghhhh!!!!M!!

  174. Steve says:
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    Thanks Peav. That will be all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, How’s this week’s matchup going?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’m up 8-4 there are a few categories that are pretty close. Don’t need any more pitching meltdowns though.

        Would be a bit different if my Cahill had got that win the other day instead of his Lindblom…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Holy Paulino. Why not pitch for me like you did for my opponent?

        Grey – he’s worth holding for a bit, right? Be a bit careful with matchups?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Yeah, I’d hold him…

  175. B.o.B says:
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    Jerome Williams worth picking up @ Sea? I’d be dropping Vargas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Yeah…

  176. Poo Holes says:
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    Jason Kipnis…on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Oops

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, To throw salt in the wound, Phillips isn’t even starting tonight and now there’s nothing I can do because of the stupid afternoon games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that sucks…

        • Poo Holes says:
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          @Poo Holes, Just kidding, Phillips is starting. Maybe he can hit 3 homers so I don’t feel as bad about benching Kipnis.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m drunk so my rational is impaired but he will he hit 3 HRs… You’re welcome!

  177. Jon says:
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    Would you own Cishek over David Hernandez or Frieri right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Hernandez…

  178. Jon says:
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    Choose 3 to sit from:

    Kendrick, Rollins, Espinosa, Zimmerman, Hosmer, Adams, Chris Davis, Alonso

    Thanks!

    • Jon says:
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      …or Scott, AGon, Lawrie… assume positions are of no importance. Who do you keep on the bench?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Scott…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Adams, Rollins..,

  179. Wilsonian says:
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    Rios or Frenchy or Hart? 6 of one, half dozen of the other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Six of one basically… Frenchy, Rios…

  180. Jon says:
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    Need some pitching advice in my H2H league:

    I’m down by a win, getting crushed in Ks, but really close in WHIP and ERA… opponent is starting Halladay, Cain and Daniel Hudson tomorrow. I have Capuano, Milone and Drabek I could start. What would you do?

    • Jon says:
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      …to be specific, I’m winning ERA 4.12 to 4.52, WHIP is tied at 1.35

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit sit Drabek…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or just sit…

  181. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I guess Hamilton’s new bat is OK.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It works all right, yeah…

  182. Steve says:
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    It’s your time, Bruce…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, That’ll do for starters.

  183. Elwood blues says:
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    NL Only 4×4; 12 team keeper.
    This guy wants Gio $18 , Latos $19, LaRoche $10
    Among others for Rizzo $5 and his scrubs.

    Would a counter of just Latos and LaRoche
    For Rizzo, be enough? Not enough? Too much?
    I’m obviously looking towards next yr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much…

  184. peter says:
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    Heath Bell pulled from his 2nd straight save chance. If Ozzie weren’t the “manager” I would run to pick up the next in line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d grab Cishek…

      • peter says:
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        @Grey, Ahh… But Cishek or a Kaiser Wilhelm (or whatever the MR is in Seattle)? Not for nothing, Cishek sounds like a swear on Battlestar Galactica and Ozzie is probably a cylon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Cishek…

  185. Jam405 says:
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    Stream Matusz tomorrow vs Kc? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the situation but I’d prefer not to…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer not to…

  186. Jon says:
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    Other owner really wants my Cahill and Posey. Who would you ask for back? (Keeper league)

    Miguel Montero, A.J. Ellis, LaRoche, Pedroia, Wright, Desmond, Bautista, Adam Jones, Reddick, Victorino, Morse, Beckham, Travis d’Arnaud, Garza, Gallardo, Morrow, Dylan Bundy

    Anything that seems to work there for value? I could use help in my OF (and don’t have another catcher after Posey).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia, Wright, Jones….

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, you’re saying I should ask for a 2-for-1? Posey + Cahill for Pedroia, Wright or Jones?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jon, I’d take Pedroia, Wright or Jones for Posey + Cahill…

  187. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, whats your take on the halos closer situation? Downs got the save last night, but tonight they brought him in early to get them out of a jam and Frieri got the save. I currently own Downs and Frieri is available. Don’t really have room for both of them so I can’t add and wait to see how it shakes out.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, Just went back and read your take on Frieri from the other day. So I guess my question is if I have to own one of them, should it be Frieri at this point?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes, it’s Frieri at this point…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @letsgobravos, Well, yes its Frieri at this point but if you look at both of them, their stuff and all the other factors like throwing arm, how they are performing..you should actually pretty much get a clear picture of who should be owned anyway. Downs is getting saves too but they are not comparable to those of Frieri. That elevated Fastball of Frieri looks insane with a somewhat weird late movement. He just misses bats while Downs more or less sneaks through the door before its shut. He doesnt miss many bats. When the contact is constantly there, you cant count on him to be so lucky for long.

  188. Jon says:
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    Grey, if you don’t mind to follow up a little more, fill in the blank from my question above:

    My Posey + Cahill for Gallardo + ____ (Miguel Montero, A.J. Ellis, LaRoche, Pedroia, Wright, Desmond, Bautista, Adam Jones, Reddick, Victorino, Morse, Beckham, Travis d’Arnaud)?

    Anybody work in a 2-for-2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero or Reddick… Or less..,

  189. ruah says:
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    Smoak starting to heat up, do you like him over Y Gomes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over Gomes…

      • ruah says:
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        @Grey, Thanks Grey, I am looking to pick him up on 2 teams and I have Gomes on both but on one I also have Matt Adams…I am guessing I still lose Gomes for Smoak and keep Adams?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ruah, Keep Adams…

  190. letsgobravos says:
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    One of my teams had 12 hits today w/ 3 homers…and only 3 fucking RBIs. That’s some seriously shitty luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  191. Chris says:
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    my lynn and peavy, for his kubel and straus. kubel will probably get dropped right away. im not sure if its worth it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, I’d take Strasburg

  192. Steve says:
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    Got a great start out of Gee yesterday in my H2H league, but not entirely convinced that Viciedo was the right guy to drop for him…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Yeah you doofus – why didn’t you drop Arencibia instead?

      Damn foo’

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, You have 2 catchers?

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Nah – I picked up Arencibia when he was red-hot for my Util spot. Of course he did nothing after that – except for today where I had him benched because I grabbed the hot Morneau for Util – who proceeded to go 0-4.

          Due to my opponent’s Miggy and Napoli going deep today, keeping Viciedo wold have really only meant a 9-3 instead of an 8-4 so I feel slightly better about it now…

  193. Crab People says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade David Wright and Dan Haren for Miguel Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crab People, Nope

  194. Turk Wendell says:
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    Wow. My.Razzball-inspired team is starting to kick ass.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, No problem…

  195. Grey's da man! says:
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    chris johnson, espinoza or blanco for util for the next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Espinosa

  196. Grey's da man! says:
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    Opponent has no pitchers left (besides closers). I am leading wins by 3, losses by 1, K’s by 3, losing ERA 2.10 to 1.60 and leading WHIP .90 to .94.

    I have R Soriano, Clippard, Motte and Casilla as closers.
    SP options today are:
    Wainwright home vs Phillies
    Latos home vs Rockies
    CJ Wilson away vs Mariners
    Gio G away vs Braves

    What do I do? lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Bench all your starters…

  197. Schlitzy says:
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    In the past 2 days I had Greinke, peavy and morrow all get shelled so I am afraid for gio today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Don’t even say that…

  198. HoosierDaddy says:
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    Drop my Kenley for his Aramis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Hold

  199. Poo Holes says:
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    This guy confuses the hell out of me…

    7:15 – sends offer of Zach Cozart for Jose Valverde
    7:16 – cancels offer
    7:18 – sends offer of Cozart, Sergio Santos, and Andrew Bailey for Kenley
    10:12 – cancels offer
    10:15 – sends offer of Jesus Montero, Cozart, and Santos for Kenley
    10:18 – cancels offer

    Keep in mind that I’ve owned Cozart all year and just dropped him this week because Krispie was coming off the DL. Also, this guy traded me Kenley for Bailey straight up a few months ago. I already told him that I’m not trading Jansen, yet he still sends me terrible offers for him…even worse than these ones. He’s the commish of our league, but I just don’t understand the guy. Anybody have any thoughts on what I should do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Maybe he’s got short term memory and doesn’t remember sending the offers so he cancels them immediately…

  200. Nathan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you think Morse is going to do the rest of the year once he comes off the DL? He’s been sitting on waivers in my league since the beginning of the season. Is he worth picking up and having a dead spot on the roster for 2 weeks in a H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nathan, He’s worth picking but not for a dead spot… You have no bench?

      • Nathan says:
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        @Grey, Only 6 pitcher spots on the roster (I know, it’s dumb), so my bench is filled up with pitchers. I’d have to drop MadBum, Anibal, Paulino, Volquez, Danield Hudson, or Marcum to make room.

        Or I’d have to drop Brett Gardner from my DL slot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Nathan, Drop Gardner from your DL spot for him…

          • Grey's da man! says:
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            @Grey, piggy backing off that, rather have rizzo or morse for your bench spot?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Morse

  201. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i have Seager but i am taking a look at Espinosa. I am sure you will put Espinosa ahead of Seager but look in one of my leagues i am pretty limited regarding moves so i gotta be carefull about who i drop and add. Espinosa started to hit a little better but i watch them play, i still see Seager as the more mature and disciplined hitter with a better swing. Espinosas swing is a joke and wont get him (and his owners) anywhere in the long run. He will end up with around 20 jacks and 220 avg which i cant stomach. Lets say Seager ends up with 18 homers and .265 and as many stolen bases as Espinosa, would you take him ahead of Espinosa?

    Thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Seager’s around a 15 homer guy and Espinosa’s around a 22 homer guy… Seager should hit for 30 points higher, so it’s close to a push…

  202. jaw says:
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    is it time to cut bait on mike minor yet? ive been trying to have faith bc his xfip is decent and i dont really think a 2 hr/9 is sustainable. just not sure hes worth holding onto when he continually gets rocked despite the good looking k:bb. i have him in a 10 and 12 team mixed league

    • royce! says:
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      @jaw, FWIW, I dropped him in a 14-team h2h and he’s been a FA since.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @jaw, His talent and stuff are fine. He looks like a head case though. I see similarities between him and Burnett. He cant shake off a bad pitch let alone a bad game. In shallower leagues i would cut him, in deeper ones i would bench him. He is not trustable.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @jaw, He’s a free agent in my 16 Team H2H keeper league, if that means anything to you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, cut him…

  203. Wilsonian says:
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    Guy with Pap and Aroldis offered both to me for Kipnis and Rizzo. Ain’t gonna happen. Would you deal Middlebrooks for one of them if I have Lawrie, too? He said he wants infielders. I have Johnson and Casilla now as closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would…..

  204. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Some idiot in my big money league (12 team H2H) just dropped Peavy. Gotta pick him up and lose Norris right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it…

  205. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    they say that you “can’t steal 1st base” , but , at this point ,
    i’d just like to see campana get in the batter’s box .
    hasn’t played since i claimed him .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree….

    • peter says:
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      @chata, I agree, too. I was on the verge of trading him before Sveum’s big head decided to shake things up.

  206. TheNewGuy says:
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    Claimed Norris off waivers in my 16 teamer earlier in the year and just managed to shop him before his stinker for none other than YoGa just before his gem….oh yeah!!

    This is when you love fantasy baseball, selling high and buying low baby…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well played…

  207. Wilsonian says:
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    Steve, did you finally bench Bruce today? If you did, I appreciate the Steve Magic!

  208. chata says:
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    frazier can’t hold bat .
    park can’t hold ball .

  209. Prezii says:
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    Dickey is killin me this week… No homo

  210. Jon says:
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    For this upcoming week, would you drop any of:

    Adams, Chris Davis, Espinosa or Scott to add any of:

    Frazier, Heisey or Francouer? Same answer ROS?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Jon, Frenchy over Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frenchy over Adams…

  211. Schlitzy says:
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    Anyone have an update on halladay? He’s out after 3 and gave up a slam to Yadi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Sore shoulder

  212. Steve says:
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    A bit torn here. Up 8-2 in h2h. Pitching wise, I should win saves and Ks and I cant do anything to affect holds where I lead 1-0. We’re tied 5-5 in wins and I lead era and whip 3.16-3.91 and 1.13-1.55 as of now.

    He has Walters and Hochevar going, I have Hudson and Milone to come. What to do? If they get torched and he gets a couple of hitting cats back, it could be 6-6 before I know it…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Actually he’s up 6-5 in wins. I should probably sit both my guys, right?

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, and that Beltran homer brought it back to 8-4…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, and the Konerko homer makes it 8-2!

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Oh man. 9-2 now, but Walts has the lead now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Then sit em….

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Thanks. Solid reasons for sitting both anyway.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Steve, Ignore my email, I think we’re good again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta start your guys…

  213. chata says:
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    easy win for bedard , today .

  214. chata says:
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    Grey :

    you’ve got to go see that frazier shot , on highlights .

    • chata says:
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      worth it .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Cool, will check it out…

  215. letsgobravos says:
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    Enjoying a nice afternoon of baseball on the MLB network and then of course their audio fucks up and goes into distortion mode. Its unbelievable that they still haven’t fixed this issue.

    • chata says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      if you’re talking about the mlb package that you can buy for your
      computer , i’m experiencing no difficulties .
      i used to have that problem a couple of years ago , but then switched
      over to mozilla .
      haven’t had any trouble since .

      i remember that audio going into a staccato mode , but even worse ,
      the video would distort , and you wouldn’t even get to see the end of the pitches .

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @chata, Nah, I’m watching the MLB network on tv. Their audio has been fucking up at least once per day the entire season.

  216. TheNewGuy says:
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    Melky you are insane right now…mercy!

    Slam and double portion of legs today, oh and 4-4 too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Damn…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Ha no melk-man on your teams then?

        I somehow managed to draft him or a buck despite his great year last year. Seems he’s so underrated as a ballplayer.

  217. letsgobravos says:
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    FUCKKKKK….that Aceves homer was a swift kick in the nuts for both of my teams. Put me behind on blown saves in one league and cost me the lead in homers allowed in the other in addition to fucking me in a close WHIP ERA matchup. Damnit. Trying to put the finishing touches on 2 blow out wins and that was a killer.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, Also sets Rodney up for a Save chance which will give my opponent an opportunity to tie saves for the week. Fucking amazing how one hit can fuck you over in so many different ways.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos, Was leading in one league 11-0 before the Sean Rod homer off Aceves. Now 9-3 after Rodney came on to get the save. Cost me the lead in ERA and saves and gave my opponent the lead in blown saves. Also narrowed the gap to .03 in WHIP. What a cluster fuck.

  218. chata says:
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    and in the world of roto …
    darvish seems to “let up” when he has a big lead .

    doesn’t he know that 1/12th of the free-world wants to see him
    bury every hitter ?
    that solo shot that he gave up was just a lack of killer-concentration .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha! I like that 1/12th of the free world idea…

  219. letsgobravos says:
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    Miggy with a 2 run blast to give the Tigers the lead…

    Valverde warming up. Really need him to nail down this save to put me back ahead on saves for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Was really worried about looking to see if he got the save…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, haha yeah. I was really worried watching it on the MLB network. In typical valverde fashion, he put 2 men on before finishing it off…put me back ahead on saves and I’m now up by get this: .01 in both ERA and WHIP. WTF are the odds of having a .01 lead in both of those after a full week. Sweating bullets right now because my opponent will have Axford going and I will have Soriano if the scores remain the same. Also, I have Gio tonight, but W’s and Ks are locked up for me so I’d love to be able to sit him if I won both ERA and WHIP.

  220. chata says:
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    well , if you roster matt capps ,
    you probably don’t want to see highlights of that miggy 2-run shot .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Dah

  221. Wilsonian says:
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    I hate posting my whole team here, but I need some advice on this deal that was offered to me. 16 Team H2H Keeper (keep 5).

    I give: Rizzo
    I get: Chapman

    C – Doumit
    1B – Adams
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Lawrie
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Jones
    OF – Stubbs
    UTIL – Reddick
    UTIL – Viciedo
    BN – Middlebrooks
    BN – Rizzo
    BN – W.Myers
    DL – Reynolds

    SP – Price
    SP – Lester
    SP – Anibal
    RP – J.Johnson
    RP – Casilla
    P – Russell
    P – Vogelsong
    BN – Paulino
    BN – Hughes

    I hate to lose Rizzo right now before he even gets a shot, but Chapman is Chapman. Consensus? Thanks.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Wilsonian, That’s a no brainer, imo. Rizzo hasn’t even come up yet while Aroldis is probably already one of, if not the best closer in the game based on his K rate and ability to go multiple innings.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @letsgobravos, thanks. I’m leaning that way, but I definitely wanted to see some thoughts from guys here. I’ve been struggling at 1B all season and the thought was that Rizzo could solidify me at that position. I’m thinking I’ll take it, but I’d still like to hear some other ideas.

        Oh, forgot to mention, it’s a Ks/9 league.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Wilsonian, Being a k/9 league, its even more lopsided than I thought. Congrats on a great trade.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @letsgobravos, Thanks. I appreciate the advice. I think it was one of those deals that was so lopsided that it made me think I was missing something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I agree with bravos.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Thanks man. Went ahead and did it. Hopefully Fat Adams can do work for me for a bit.

  222. Steve says:
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    Boo, meet yah. Grabbed Rasmus in the RCL last night…

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Steve, Nice call. He has been hitting the ball hard, but I still hesitated to grab him and missed his big game.

  223. mikeZ says:
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    So I’ve got Campana for steals right now, but he doesn’t seem to be getting ABs these days — should I drop him for Coco Crisp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mikeZ, I’d grab Coco…

  224. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit, Scioscia is apparently going to alternate Downs and Frieri in and out of the setup/closer role. Frieri just pitched a clean 8th and Downs is in line for the save.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, Downs picks up the save.

  225. letsgobravos says:
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    Dbacks take the lead so Axford is no longer in line for a save opp. Praying Soriano can pitch a perfect 9th…w/ a .01 lead in ERA and WHIP, I need the A’s to go quietly.

  226. letsgobravos says:
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    2 down for Soriano…Reddick coming up. I own him on both teams but I’m praying he doesn’t kill me here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Hey, comments are working again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, So how’d it go for the matchup?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, …haha, yeah, I was wondering what was wrong with the comments earlier. Wasn’t sure if it was just me or the site. Went out shopping for a new grill and just got back to watch the 2nd half of the Braves/Gnats game.

        Going into Gio’s start, I was tied on Ws in one league and trailing by .01 in both WHIP and ERA in the other. Right now leading ERA and WHIP and obviously Gio is in line for the win. Don’t want to jinx myself until its over there.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @letsgobravos, though, not there*

        • Steve says:
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          @letsgobravos, That’s a shopping trip I can get behind.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, hope you pull it out…

  227. ILLmjdINI says:
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    Grey – I traded Capuano for Lester. Was this a good buy-low, or is something wrong with Lester? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, Great buy low…

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, I traded Andrus and Altuve for Lester and Swisher, so consider yourself lucky.

  228. xopchipili says:
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    So I’m trying to move Bryce Harper in my 12 team 5×5 H2H league (with small Yahoo starting rosters). Been offering him around for upgrades at other positions, and someone countered with a challenge trade of Harper for Krispie.

    I don’t need another OF, but it means I could let Krispie ride the bench til he sorts himself out and then resume trying to move someone. No brainer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @xopchipili, Not sure I’m following… I’d want Krispie between him and Harper…

      • xopchipili says:
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        @Grey, you followed just fine then! Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, no problem…

  229. Sam says:
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    Drop Downs for Reed or Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam, Reed

  230. HoosierDaddy says:
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    Niese or Cahill for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Cahill

  231. thurman says:
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    are henry rodriguez and smyly droppable in 12 team mixed leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are…

  232. Steve says:
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    Yikes – nasty sonavabenching from Arencibia today in the ol’ H2H. Wanted to give my new Morneau a run in the Util spot.

    Gonna win 8-4, but if I’d done a couple of things differently (and if Cahill hadn’t been robbed blind of a win the other day) I would have really crushed him.

    Anyway, who do you like out of JP and Morneau for Util for the next little while?

    Or do you prefer one of:

    Rios
    Moreland
    Smoak
    Venable

    Thanks!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Actually, you can add Rasmus to that list of possibles…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Morneau…

  233. knighttown says:
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    My Konerko for his Lee/Posey?

    My Lawrie for his Lee?

    And please rank Boesch, Hosmer, Blanco and Harper for Util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These trades are about needs… If you need pitching, then Lee… Harper, Boesch, Hosmer…

  234. knighttown says:
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    Drop Smyly for Wilhemlmson or Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilhemlmson

  235. letsgobravos says:
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    NatGio doing work tonight. Just K’d the side in the 6th. Staked to a 6-2 lead right now. At 93 pitches now so I wish they would get him out of there. If his current line stands, he’ll give me the W in wins in one league and WHIP and ERA my other league.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, Really wish they would get him out of there now that he’s done everything I needed…haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that!

  236. letsgobravos says:
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    Totally off topic here, but does anyone listen to Travis Rogers on Yahoo radio? He has comedian Brian Beckner on every Friday and its absolutely hilarious. Here’s a link to the archive from the last few months if anyone is bored this holiday weekend and wants something to listen to. The ones from a couple of months ago during the Bobby Petrino stuff are comedic gold.

    http://www.yahoosportsradio.com/tag/the-friday-facts/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never heard of him…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Listen to a couple of his segments and I think you’ll be hooked. Yesterday wasn’t the best I’ve heard, but he did a lengthy discussion of the possibility of Shaq becoming the Magic’s GM. He thinks he would trade Dwight Howard to whichever team offered to send him the most pastries…lmao.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @letsgobravos, Also, FYI, the stuff I linked is just Beckner’s segment called the “friday facts” which only lasts a few minutes so you don’t have to wade through the entire show waiting for it.

  237. letsgobravos says:
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    Really wish I had room for Dayan Viciedo on one of my teams. Dude is on freaking fire right now. I’m using a roster spot holding Street on one team and I’m debating dumping him since I have Putz, Soriano, Aceves, and Valverde. I’m sure Dayan will go back to sucking sooner or later, but he’s homering almost every day the last week or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, wish I owned him on some teams…

  238. Steve says:
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    Ol’ H2H again. Hold Desmond at SS or go with one of:

    Johnson
    Cozart
    Galvis
    Plouffe

    Kinda leaning Johnson because of the speed he offers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold… But could see it for speed of it’s a real need…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Well, holding Desmond and Morneau (as per the above) would save me using a couple of the 10 adds for next week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Yeah, I’d hold both…

  239. pdubs says:
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    I need pitching… I want to trade Tulowitski for Castro and Latos. Good deal or no? Will Latos turn it around in your opinion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pdubs, Not good…

  240. Steve says:
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    On Tuesday, Bailey @ PIT, Delgado v STL, Stults @ CHC – or none of ‘em?

    12 team, H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Bailey

  241. letsgobravos says:
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    Pumped about my week for both teams. Won 10-3 and 11-1. The latter matchup was pretty crazy, went from 12-0 early yesterday to 7-4 at one point this afternoon.

    Both teams had 13 homers this week with 10+ steals which was huge considering I’ve struggled a lot early in the season in both cats. Pitching line on the team that won 10-3 was pretty solid also…5 wins, 6 quality starts, 74ks, 2.18 ERA and a .98 WHIP. Its H2H, but coming into the week I was in dead last overall in both ERA and WHIP for the year so its nice to finally see my staff perform the way they should.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Very nice!

  242. Steve says:
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    Last one, I promise. 9 team keeper – Lilly or Milone?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or Capuano?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Capuano

  243. ILLmjdINI says:
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    My league has weekly locks, and I need to bench two of these starters…which should I bench?

    Jon Lester vs DET (Smyly)
    Carlos Zambrano vs WAS (Zimmermann) @ PHI (Hamels)
    Matt Moore vs CHW (Sale) vs BAL (Hunter)
    R.A. Dickey vs STL (Wainwright)
    Jonathon Niese vs PHI (Hamels) vs STL (Lynn)

    Thanks!

    • ILLmjdINI says:
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      I forgot to mention, this is a 5×5 Roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great selections… Sit Lester and Z…

  244. Jay says:
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    Altuve or Kendrick?

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay, or Espinosa?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jay, Espinosa

  245. chata says:
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    for managers of keeper teams , the phillies should serve as a cautionary
    red-flag should you decide to build your team around pitching .

    remember ==> “Phillies 5 Aces !!” ?
    (holladay , lee , hamels , oswalt , & , blanton)
    where are they now ??

    though , it could also serve as a warning not to build your team around
    aging veterans , i suppose .

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @chata, As a kid growing up in Massachusetts and then heading off to college in Philly, I thought the whole “4 horsemen” thing was insanely ridiculous. Having Halladay and Lee was a lot, but to call an old Roy Oswalt and a Cole Hamels who only has a World Series MVP to his name “aces” was just absurd. I still laugh at them today for their stupidity.

  246. letsgobravos says:
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    Guy in my league dumped Ellsbury. He has 4 other guys on the DL, but still can’t believe he dumped his first round pick instead of one of the others. I used my WW claim on Morneau a few days ago so I have no shot at him unfortunately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Yeah, that makes no sense…

  247. Wilsonian says:
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    Chisenhall recalled. Hopefully he can stay up this time.

  248. Wilsonian says:
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    Gotta drop one with Kemp coming back, who is it:

    Frenchy, Morneau, Hardy, Zobrist?

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