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Drew Storen is headed to see Dr. Freeze.  Here’s what I said about three weeks ago, “Drew Storen had arm discomfort… About two weeks ago (so that was about five weeks ago now; this is me adding an addendum — Hey!  Okay, back to the quote).  He hasn’t pitched in a game since March 7th (that’s more than a month ago; okay, maybe I didn’t need to clarify that) and had soreness in his biceps playing catch yesterday (that’s less than a month ago, but more than three weeks ago… Oh, forget.  I’m coming out of this quote.)”  And that’s me coming out of my quote prematurely!  That’s what she said!  Wait, huh?  My guess is Storen will probably be out for a few months.  You don’t go see Dr. Freeze for the lollipops.  Unless he’s removing your arm and giving you lollipop appendages.  “Hey, guys, stop calling me a Dum-Dum and I’m serious!”  We shall see on when Storen will return.  I’ve been preaching about Henry Rodriguez for about three weeks too.  He’s a wild cat.  Yesterday, he came in and seduced me with his filth, but left me sad and alone with the wild.  (The preceding was not an excerpt from my soon to be released western novel, “Saddle Up To My Stache.”)  If HanK-Rod is still out there, I’d grab him.  If Lidge is out there, I’d grab him too.  I’m pretty sure Davey will decide on one closer within the next week or so and you’ll be able to drop the guy not getting saves.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Anibal Sanchez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  It’s a solid start, so I’m not gonna complain too much, which is obviously leading into me complaining.  Now, it’s the first start of the year for Anibal, couldn’t we have been happy with 6 strong innings and not sent him out there to give up two runs in the 7th?  Stupid Ozzie!  (By the way, I made “Stupid Ozzie” a shortcut on my computer.  Now whenever I type “St” it fills in the rest with Stupid Ozzie.)

Giancarlo Stupid Ozzie – Was scratched with knee pain.  The Marlins aren’t that concerned, but the Marlins also decided to put a giant sculpture of unicorn vomit in their outfield, so I’m not sure how much we should trust them.

Omar Infante – 2-for-4 with 2 homers, and now has 3 homers on the year.  Look at the Infante getting all grown up.  Who’s the big boy?  You’re the big boy.

Emilio Bonifacio – 3-for-4 with his 4th steal in 5 games.  Was actually kinda bummed I didn’t draft Bonifacio on any teams.  I was like three Phillie Blunts high on him when I did my rankings.  Oh, well, can’t get everyone I suppose, especially when Rudy refused to draft him on any of our teams.  *shakes fist* Rudy!

Brandon Phillips – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring cramp.  Doesn’t Midol make something for that?

Jonathan Papelbon – 1 IP, 1 ER.  Kazaam!

Jhoulys Chacin – 4 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Worst thing you can do is overreact early on to one start or a few oh-fer’s.  With that said, Yo-Lease is a mess.  His velocity’s down, his walks are up, he’s probably dealing with an injury…. It’s what got Khalil Greene in the end, the Silent H is too much of a burden!  Yo-lease is up, move out!

Dexter Fowler – 0-for-4 yesterday as he was dropped from leadoff to the two hole.  The way he’s hitting the two hole may be appropriate figuratively, but he’s literally going to be in the eight hole soon.

Barry Zito – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks as he threw his first shutout since 2003.  After the game, Zito celebrated with a dip in the jay-couz.  (<–PNSFWUYWAAPPC — Potentially Not Safe For Work Unless You Work At A Porn Production Company)

Daniel Bard – Red Sox reiterated that they want Bard as a starter.  We shall see how they feel after Bard’s start on Tuesday vs. the Blue Jays.  I’m putting the over/under for runs at 5 and the walks at 4.  Anyone want any action?

Alfredo Aceves – Threw a perfect inning to get the save.  For now, Red Sox Nation delayed their trip to Lake Tahoe with ‘fredo.

Chipper Jones – Glass Chipper could be activated for Tuesday.  He’s probably hoping to get in the lineup immediately, so he can get injured again by the weekend.

C.J. Wilson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks as he held the heart of the Twins order to… Hmm, where is the heart of the Twins order?

Hector Noesi – 3 IP, 7ER and Yu Darvish (5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks) as they combined to throw more hangers than Joan Crawford.

Josh Hamilton – 3-for-5 with a homer as he whet someone’s appetite for dance.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-1 with a steal.  Since he wasn’t very good against lefties, Girardi is using a platoon with Andruw Jones and a Waterpik to get between his braces.  Firstly, Gardner still gets in the game and steals a base (the reason you have him).  Secondly, this platoon sticks if Gardner doesn’t hit.  Last year, he hit .194 in April and .233 vs. lefties, so maybe he’s doing us a favor.  Thirdly, the platoon only sticks if the Yankees’ old and wonky lineup stays healthy.  Fourthly, there’s no fourthly.

Jake Westbrook – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Zoinks!  The Ghost of Dave Duncan left a walkthrough for Jake and his friends to Escape from Great American Ballpark.

David Freese – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  I’ll admit that I’m surprised by Freese’s fast start.  I thought he was an Ecksteinian (which looks odd, but Ecksteinesque sounded weird in my head) type MVP and he’d go back to being a role player.  Now, he’s just looking like he’s on a roll, player!

Chris Sale – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  If you’re joining us late — where you been?!  You missed about 20,000 offseason words.  I’ll summarize.  Yadda Anibal yadda Bruce yadda Anibal yadda Bruce yadda Bumgarner yadda ouch my Bum yadda Anibal and my Chris Sale fantasy.

Hector Santiago – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  Honestly, how long you think this Santiago thing is gonna last?  Two weeks?  Three weeks?  A month?  I’m thinking maybe three weeks.

Henderson Alvarez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Here’s what I said in the past about Alvarez, “Ground ball, pitch-to-contact pitcher who doesn’t strike out a whole lot of hitters.  In other words, the complete antithesis to every other Blue Jay pitcher.  Not wild, low Ks, kinda boring.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I’m not a big fan, but he could have match-up potential.

Sergio Santos – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners and the blown save.  Red light, Chinese fire drill, pick up Francisco Cordero, get back in the car, buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

Tommy Milone – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 0 Ks.  He won’t have any Ks ever, which is usually a than, but no thans.  But he will help you with your ratios.  Yes, I’d grab him.  Yes, right now.

Darwin Barney – 1-for-3 with a homer for The Purple Evolutionist.  His best month last year was April.  As Darwin will tell you, April is the beginning of all things (or at least baseball).

Bryan LaHair – 2-for-4 and a homer.  When you put ‘power upside’ into Google translator, it spits back “Anything but James Loney.  God, he annoys me.  You should try LaHair in deep leagues.  Now where’s my scotch?!” Geez, Google translator sounds a bit testy.

Brian Matusz – 4 IP, 4 ER.  How’s that momentum from his spring training going?

Matt Wieters – 4-for-4 with his 2nd home run of the year.  Matt Wieters Fact Number #367:  He once porked Boog Powell’s daughter while singing “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette.

Frank Francisco – Terry Collins said that Francisco is still dealing with some knee inflammation, but he should be fine.  If they need to rest him as the Mets go 162-0, they could turn to Jon Rauch or Miguel Batista, the poet laureate of baseball.  When Miguel Batista heard the news, he said, “Francisco’s on an un-mended knee… When Terry needs help, he’ll call me, sí… If Francisco’s on the shelf for a while and not feeling spry, then they’ll call Rauch, especially if that shelf’s high,” then Batista took off his Mets hat that had a feather in it and bowed.

  1. Steve says:
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    Well, I needed some roster flexibility and dropped Henry (on the same day I picked him up), which probably means he’ll be named the closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Hopefully

  2. Steve says:
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    And again to subscribe to the post…

  3. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit, that’s bad news on Chacin. I have him, Gio and Cahill on both of my teams. Really need that trio of value pitchers to pan out.

  4. Bill says:
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    I couldn’t get Bonifacio anywhere either. In every draft he was going 4-5 rounds earlier than his ranking. On the other hand, I never had to reach to get Jesus Montero, which surprised me. Hasn’t paid any dividends yet, but hopefully that changes. Thanks for getting me Jay Bruce and Anibal Sanchez on most of my teams.

    • The other side says:
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      @Bill, Wow it’s one week and you’re thanking the site? You probably also avoided Ellsbury last year because they said he’s the same as Gardner…(proved to be a colossally wrong statement based on a whole season, not a 4 at-bat sampling).

      • Omar Comin', Yo! says:
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        @The other side, lol, haterz gunna hate.

    • Pops says:
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      @Bill, Montero fell to me as well in a couple of drafts. In my nightmares he doesn’t become catcher eligible and hits about fifteen homeruns this season.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Pops, Hrmmm… I have him projected for 16 home runs. :)

  5. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    The addendum to the theorem that says if you gave a monkey a typewriter and an infinite amount of time, it could produce a Shakespearean sonnet – If You Take The First Letter Of Every Word Of Shakespeare’s First 15 Books, It Spells Matt Wieters, Over And Over Again.

    Some Day, Matt Wieters Will Make The Cooperstown Crowd Laugh By Talking About The Time He Batted Behind Melvin Mora And Luke Scott.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts, Ha!

  6. AJ says:
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    The write ups for Milone and Alvarez seem to contradict each other. You said you don’t like Alvarez — who has MUCH better stuff than Milone and equally good control because he pitches to contact and doesn’t strike guys out. Then you said basically said the same thing about Milone, but you like him and think he’ll help ratios. What gives?

    I know it’s AL East vs. AL West. But frankly, Milone pitches for one of the worst offensive teams in the AL West, and there isn’t a huge difference IMO between Texas/LA/Seattle and NY/Boston/Tampa/Baltimore. Ballpark also matters, but ultimately, Milone has reached his potential at 25, while Alvarez has bundles of upside as a 21 year old in the majors, with two plus pitches (a fastball with strong sinking action which averages ~94 and top out at 97, and a plus change), and a developing slider.

    • Tony says:
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      @AJ, this post goes with my question: I’ve already been roofied by Liriano once (and all of last yr), would you drop him for T-Milone or henderson harry alvarez? both are available, i dont know if I can stomach a repeat of last yr with Liriano….

    • chata says:
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      @AJ,

      i think he’s trying to goad me into some sort of bet .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ, For a 5th starter (or 6th), the difference between AL East and AL West and one guy being at his potential and another guy still feeling things out is enough for me…

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, After watching Alvarez pitch last night, I really like him. Sure his MiLB K/9 is low, but the kid throws gas. I can see that K rate bumping up in time. The Toronto D looks solid behind him and their offense can score.

        Milone – ehhhh… I had that start against KC in one league with a 1600 IP limit. Let someone else have him and his 0 K’s. I just dropped him for a waiver claim on Peralta. His upside is Buerhle with a terrible lineup behind him.

        I hear your AL East vs. West argument Grey but I don’t think this is going to play out as it has in years past. I don’t think the Boston and Yankee lineups aren’t as strong as they’ve been, while Milone has to deal with Pujols and the improved Halos as well as the always tough Rangers.

    • JoeC says:
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      @AJ,
      Definitely agree with you. In fact, you took the words out of my mind! Milone was impressive last night, but Alvarez even more so, since he was facing a much more potent lineup (and Milone really got some help on the basepaths when Royals’ runners were cut down).

      I definitely like the guy who throws harder. I figure that eventually he’ll make the adjustments to K more. And I think Grey is underestimating the strength of the AL West. I think it’s easily on par with that of the AL East. I don’t think Texas and the Angels are going to treat Milone’s soft stuff very kindly. They’re veteran lineups… they’ve seen that Jamie Moyer shizz before! :)

      So yes, everywhere I could get him, I’m all in on Alvarez.

  7. and1mcgee says:
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    LaHair or Gamel in a non-keeper h2h, 12 teamer?

    thanks, people. Really only have one spot to take a flier on one of these two.

    • Hawk says:
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      @and1mcgee,

      Gamel, not close.

  8. ernie says:
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    grey, who is best choice Peavy, Lynn or Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ernie, Peavy

  9. Ralph says:
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    Every time someone says they don’t believe in Hector Santiago, a Hector Santiago dies… I’m just saying.

    • Chris F says:
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      @Ralph,

      I think its funny that to prove his dislike for certain players, he leaves out certain stats. Like Santiago’s 2 K’s and going 1,2,3 after the homer. Every other pitcher had K’s listed.

      • royce! says:
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        @Chris F, What? Ks are not listed for every other pitcher. They’re listed for the starters.

  10. a1rfann1ng says:
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    is kyle seager worth a pickup in a 12 team mixed? whats his upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @a1rfann1ng, Bleh

  11. frank says:
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    lynn over mcdonald? a nice first start from lynn but mcdonald improved during second half in 2011.

    • Hawk says:
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      @frank,

      I picked up Lynn in a couple of leagues. I figure he’ll be good until June, July and then start to wear down.

  12. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    Millone for any of these starters????Colby Lewis or Trevor Cahill
    or
    Ditch the 4 closers idea and just hold 3. If so, who do i drop out of Marmol,Broxton,Capps and Myers.
    or
    Just keep Millone isn’t worth the add for these players

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Hold… Hold the closers…

  13. A.J. says:
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    Grey – pick 1 of these 3 – Chris Sale, Lance Lynn, Jaime Garcia. Pitching stats – W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A.J., Garcia

  14. A.J. says:
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    Grey,

    Pick 1 of 3 – Lance Lynn, Chris Sale, Jaime Garcia. Pitching categories = W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB. Thanks.

  15. Adam says:
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    Chacin, Lynn, Samadzjia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Lynn

  16. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Good morning Grey : Need a Chacin replacement, who do you like in an OBP league Milone,Hochevar or Nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Milone

  17. JG_ism says:
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    Hopefully its gonna be Rodriguez. I thought I made an awesome trade 1 week into ST for Storen ( for Berkman) . Who knows now. Now I have Marshall and I picked up HanK-Rod as well. Been trying to trade Chacin for a week easily. No bites yet. Thinks he’s droppable for Nicasio?
    The rest are Weaver,Zimm,Gallardo,Beachy,Sale,Milone,Luebke,Pomeranz….and Chacin..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JG_ism, Go for it…

  18. papasmurf says:
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    Avoided Chacin like the plague this year cuz I read that he showed up overweight to camp… not that I would normally target him anyway.

    What’s the deal with closers so far? It feels like half of the save opps have been blown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Yup

  19. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    so , obviously , you’re saying that matt wieters is not moos-lim ,
    otherwise he wouldn’t have been able to do this :
    “He once porked Boog Powell’s daughter …” .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Huh?

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey, it seems like it’s some kinda dig at Muslims

  20. TheNewGuy says:
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    Guys im glad I drafted so far: Wieters, Bruuuce, Lester (rest of my rotations sucked so far), and Maybin.

    Guys im starting to kinda regret drafting so far: I Davis, Pineda, Darvish (5ER against the M’s? Cmonn… good luck facing the Angels/Yankees/Red Sox kid).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Bit early for any of that…

  21. Project_Badass says:
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    10-team 5×5 roto, non-keeper

    I have Ramos as my current catcher with Arencibia, Russel Martin, Lucroy on waivers. Would you drop Jesus Montero and pick up a useful RP or wait until he gains eligibility? I also have Billy Butler at DH, so when they both play I have to bench one for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Nope

  22. Salty Balty says:
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    I think Jhoulys is gay for my ratios cause every time I turn around, he’s f***ing them in the a**.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, Ha!

  23. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ll take the Bard action. Think he’ll beat the 5 runs. Might hope to push the BBs. Jays have a lot of pitch chasers that do the strikey outtie thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, We got action!

  24. RussB says:
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    @Grey
    Would you pick up Niese, Nova or Milone over Chacin in a 12 team H2H League? I feel like Niese in particular might have a higher upside.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RussB, Niese

  25. Wilsonian says:
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    Sale over Edinson?

    Boneface over Markakis for UTIL?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks/9

    • Wilsonian says:
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      Or it could be Boneface over Markakis or Lind for UTIL?

    • chata says:
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      @Wilsonian,

      1. yep
      2. do you need runs and steals ?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @chata,

        2) the only steal guys I have are Kemp and Ichiro while BJ is on the mend.

  26. LT says:
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    I have a chance to get Jonathon Niese – I would have to drop
    Francisco Liriano – good move?

    • Sweeney says:
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      @LT, yes

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @LT, hell yes…

  27. Hawk says:
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    Anyone else see Choo get beaned again yesterday? I think that’s the third time he’s gotten hit in the shoulder / head since spring started. What’s his deal? Why all the hate? Did he rat out everyone to the cops or something? Geez…

    • J!m Future says:
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      @Hawk, Seriously – and to make matters worse, apparently last night’s HBP was on the same hand he had broken last season. Reports are he’s fine, but yikes.

    • dingbat says:
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      @Hawk, DWI hate?

  28. Ed Nugent says:
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    Any idea why J.D. Martinez didn’t start last night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed Nugent, Probably routine day, but not sure…

  29. Grey's da man! says:
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    chacin or Milone?

    Milone or Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Milone… Lynn…

  30. Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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    Yesterday you promised Youk would get a hit. I’m not sure that I can trust you anymore!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill S. Preston, Esq., I’m a bad person…

  31. smegma says:
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    Two roster move questions:

    1. Put ww claim on Minor and drop Chacin?
    2. Drop Buchholz or Cahill to pick up Lidge or H-Rod? ESPN league ownership (whatever that is worth) has almost 100% (Buchholz) to 14% ownership for Cahill whereas more people are picking up Lidge (+19%) versus +2% for H-Rod.

    I am only rostering one RP (Valverde) and starting Luebke as my other RP. I have Bard…indifferent if I should drop him for someone else as well. Please let me know what you think – Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, 1. Sure 2. Bucholz for Lidge…

  32. kwadjo says:
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    Ike Davis was dropped in my league. I already own Votto and Goldschmidt. Should I drop Brandon Boesch so I can clog up my Utility slot with a third first baseman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kwadjo, Ugh… Yeah, I suppose…

  33. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Who is more expendable, Hector Santiago or Henry Rodriguez?

    Thinking of trading one of them but I’m not sure who…

    • @Eddy, I think Santiago is not as good as Rodriguez but it’s pretty close.

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      @Eddy, Rodriguez is on a timeshare, Santiago is a named closer. So Santiago is more valuable for the moment, I think it would be hard to get full closer value in a trade if you’re trying to sell HRod. So either trade Santiago now, or if HRod I’d wait for your league to be convinced he has the job over Lidge and that Storen’s out of the picture for a while.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Eddy,

      They are both very difficult to trade right now. The uncertainty around them – HRod sharing saves, no idea how good Santiago will be as closer – lessens their values. They might both turn into John Axford from a few years ago or they could be waiver wire fodder by mid-May. Both things are equally likely which makes judging what to trade for them tough.

      The only way I’d deal for them is if I was absolutely desperate for saves – and I mean desperate to the point of longing for the feeling of stability that having Fernando Rodney and Frank Francsico would bring.

      • Eddy says:
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        @Hawk, Thanks for the responses! I want to snag Jordan Zimmermann and I want to offer Boesch and either of these. Of course, I’d like to keep the one with the strongest possibility of sticking.

  34. Would you start Cahill and Duffy today in an 11 team roto league? I am pretty sure I’ll start Cahill but iffy about Duffy. Other options are Humber, Porcello, Freddy Garcia, Narveson, Gee, Detwiler. Or an OF like Ibanez, De Aza, Rivera, LaHair.
    Thanks!

    • Pops says:
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      @Frank Kim, I’m starting Duffy. He added a cutter, refined his delivery and had a great spring. Hoping he can take the next step this year, ala Derek Holland.

      • @Pops, Thanks for the reply. Duffy had an interesting spring, good K’s and BB’s but his ERA was really high.

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @Frank Kim i’d start duffy if i were you. reason- i benched him. i’m one of those guts that can’t do anything right.

      • @anarchy burger, You’re funny. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Kim, I’d start them…

      • @Grey, Thanks! Okay I’ll take a chance. :)

  35. Ronkonkoma says:
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    I hope Belt gets back to hitting soon so that he doesn’t get benched too often. Gamel is sitting there on waivers but I do not have room for him right now. (10-team H2H)

    • Hawk says:
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      @Ronkonkoma,

      Gamel’s gonna play every day. Bochy and Belt seem to have a Socscia and Napoli kind of relationship. There is no logical explanation why but you can rest assured that Belt will only play 4-5 times a week.

    • Ronkonkoma says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Jesus Guzman is also available… keep Belt or replace him with Gamel or Guzman?

    • Ronkonkoma says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, its for my CI position.

  36. Sambo Jenkins says:
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    Niese or Worley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sambo Jenkins, Worley

  37. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Glad I tuned in for Ozzie’s press conference seeing as how I can’t understand what the hell he is saying……what the hell is wrong with this country? That is why I hate going down to Miami!

  38. Jarrad says:
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    The Purple Evolutionist has got to be one of my favorite nicknames from this site…lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jarrad, Hehe

  39. moses says:
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    Grey would you do this trade?

    Getting Jered Weaver and Giancarlo Stanton, giving up Ellsbury and CJ Wilson…

    • moses says:
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      @moses, its a points league h2h

      • PrinceRudyNasim says:
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        @moses, i had Ells in a pts H2H last yr….monster. Its always nice to have dudes who can hit for avg in h2h bc its consistancy week in and out

    • Grey

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      @moses, It’s fair, depends on needs…

  40. dingbat says:
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    Beachy’s De-butt wasn’t exactly what I’d hoped for, but it could’ve been worse. Despite getting tied to the WHIPping post by his fielders (four errors in four innings!), he still only allowed four hits in five innings. The 3K/3BB ratio was disappointing, but 13 of his 17 balls in play were grounders, so that’s positive. Maybe next time he’ll manage to avoid giving up RBI singles to the opposing pitcher!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dingbat, Yup

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey,
        To be fair, Astros’ pitchers have been on somewhat of a hitting streak lately. I think the last 3 games their pitchers have gotten hits (Wandy was the only one who hasn’t gotten a hit).

  41. PrinceRudyNasim says:
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    “he’d go back to being a role player. Now, he’s just looking like he’s on a roll, player!”

    rofl!!! get the kid a rap deal asap!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PrinceRudyNasim, Thanks!

  42. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey, hell i am sick of Wells, this bum simply stopped playing baseball after that ridiculous contract. I cant take his AVG any longer. I am dealing with this pain for the second year in a row. look i can chose between A.Hill, Gamel, JD Martinez, Thames, Rasmus. Please tell me i can drop this bum for one of these guys. Or do you think this guy could turn it around in the long run? Thanks

    • Hawk says:
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      @Moscowitz,

      I’d dump Wells for Gamel or JD. Rasmus is close. I don’t trust Hill at all. I’m gonna go check the razzball glossary for a term that fits him…hold on a sec, brb.

      Hmmm…didn’t find one that fit.

      Is there an official Razzball term for a player who comes out of nowhere, puts up great stats for a year or two leading some lucky asshole to victory and then sucks for the next decade, burning every other fantasy owner who remembers those one or two great years? Hill, Brady Anderson, Joe Mauer (yeah, I said it and it’s true!) are examples.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Hawk, Don’t think there’s anything official…

      • Griff says:
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        @Hawk, They just came up with one earlier this Spring: Baja Man

        • Hawk says:
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          @Griff,

          Baha man is close but it doesn’t catch the second half – the hatred you feel when one of those guys is on your roster and you waste game after game saying “…if he can only….” It’s really the hatred and loathing that needs to be captured.

          • JoeC says:
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            @Hawk,
            I think you’ve captured it pretty well. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Can try Gamel…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, you sound like you are not convinced yourself…seriously, would you rather hold on to him??

  43. Harley says:
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    @Grey: 10 team, 6×6 (ops and losses), h2h, daily lineup changes league. I have Miggy at 1b, Reynolds at 3b, Dunn at IF and a combo of Rios/Bourjos at Util. I have Greinke, Bumgarner, Latos, Hanson, Ubaldo, Anibal, Billingsley/Sale at SP. I have Putz, Betancourt, Myers and Balfour (can start 4 closers if you want everyday). Thoughts on getting Billy Butler for Hanson and Balfour? What if it has to be Putz instead of Balfour? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harley, It’s fair… Not sure why you’re going for Butler if you have a 1st baseman and a backup…

      • Harley says:
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        @Grey, I start Miggy at 1B, Reynolds at 3B, Dunn at IF and Rios/Bourjos at Util. They all start everyday. However, it is daily lineups, in a weekly h2h league, so at bats are huge for counting stats. I try to get as many as I can everyday.

        The idea is to be able to rotate Reynolds, Dunn, Rios and Bourjos at 2 spots. Do you not think Butler is a clear upgrade?

        Hanson just feels risky and I have Greinke, Bumgarner, Latos, Ubaldo and Anibal with plenty of options on waivers.

  44. zzzzzz says:
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    Santiago over Santos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zzzzzz, Nah

  45. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    No love for Kirk Nieuwenhuis today? I’m in a couple of 20 team yahoo leagues that are so deep I actually started that guy yesterday. *Pats self on back*

    Think he takes Bay’s job? I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TualatinTwoStep, I do think so… Just went over him two or 3 posts ago…

  46. poop says:
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    I grabbed Lynn yesterday do you like him or Milone going forward.

    12 team 5×5 H2H

    madbum,cj,beachy,sanchez,d,holland,feliz,scherzer, garza,Lynn are my starters
    marshall,guerra- RP
    DL farnsworth.

    I have a lot of K’s so thinking Milone may be the better starter to stream … thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @poop, I’d hold Lynn…

  47. seph meier says:
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    Any new projections for Samarzdia? Guy was throwing 97 mph in the 9th inning this weekend!

    • Hawk says:
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      @seph meier,

      Probably a good buy for now but he’s never had a full season as a starter. Be careful with him once he hits 100 IP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @seph meier, I just went over him… 3.80/1.32/150

  48. Mccauley culkin says:
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    Grey-

    Drop Chacin for… Holland, Sale, Milone, Lynn?

    Drop Johnson for… Aceves, H Rod?

    On a side note- I bet Sale listens to the Awolnation song of the same name before the first pitch of every game. And then he blames it on his ADD, baby, when he walks the guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mccauley culkin, Sale… Hold Johnson… Hehe…

  49. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    would you spot start Duffy today?

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, yes. if he’s on your roster you have to start him at oakland.

  50. Grey's da man! says:
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    Rasmus or belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Belt, but the leash is getting shorter…

  51. Jay says:
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    Stashed Arenado in my 12 team H2H keeper. Thinking about dropping him for Broxton. Or I could drop Capuano instead.

    C C Santana
    1B Teixeira
    2B Zobrist, Aviles
    3B Beltre, Moustakas, Arenado
    SS S Castro
    OF Ellsbury, C Young, A Gordon, Werth, Trout, Harper
    U Boesch
    P Hudson, Morrow, Marcum, Minor, Nicasio, E Jackson, Porcello, Capuano, Burnette(DL), B Anderson(DL)
    RP B League, Guerra, F Francisco,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay, Broxton

  52. Grey's da man! says:
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    oh, and lomo over both of them?

    • Grey

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

  53. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    @ grey

    need pitching and have carp coming off the DL soon. Trade Chris Davis for Matt Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Sure

  54. MattTruss223 says:
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    I’ll take the overs on Bard

  55. Wilsonian says:
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    Gonna ask this question to you since chata responded to it, so I guess you skipped me. I feel like the kid picked last on the playground. First you lied about the hoverboard and now this?! Seriously…

    1) Sale or Volquez?

    2) Boneface or Markakis or Lind (pick dos)?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I thought he answered… Sale… Depends on needs…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, my bad. Guess that means you were agreeing with chatsworth.

        I’ve got Markakis, Lind, and Ichiro for my 2 UTIL spots until BJ comes back. My only real steal guys are Kemp and Ichiro without BJ, so would you lose anyone for Boneface?

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, I’d hold for now…

  56. Iron Mike says:
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    I see that you like Tommy Milone. I would like to add him but I am not sure who to drop.

    5×5 14 team keeper

    My staff:

    Gallardo, Scherzer, Gonzalez, J Zimmerman, Minor, Hochevar, McCarthey, J. Sanchez.

    Are any of those worth dropping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Iron Mike, Over Hochevar…

  57. Grey's da man! says:
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    Laroche or Moreland?

    • Grey

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

  58. Giant JJ says:
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    I’m trying to get the handcuff to Street. Would you trade Mike Adams for Andrew Cashner? 20 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Giant JJ, It’s fair…

  59. Jackie says:
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    Hey, can anyone weigh in on my team? I am in a 12-team, mixed, 5×5 league. Will trade one of the catchers when Howard comes back.

    12-Team, 5×5 Mixed League
    Hitters:
    C: Weiters
    1B: Carlos Santana
    2B: Neil Walker
    SS: Jeter
    3B: Kung Fu Panda
    MI: Alexei Ramirez
    CI: Carlos Lee
    OF: Kemp
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Choo
    OF: Hart
    OF: Bourjos
    UTIL: Butler

    Pitchers:
    Kennedy
    J. Zimmerman
    Gio Gonzalez
    Ricky Romero
    Ervin Santana
    Matt Capps
    Chris Perez
    Joel Peralta
    Melancon

    Bench:
    Jhonny Peralta
    Mayberry
    LaHair

    DL:
    Ryan Howard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jackie, Team looks a bit light on speed and not crazy about Ervin…

  60. Manimal says:
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    Keeper league… which side of this deal is better? Teixeira/Jordan Zimm or McCutchen? What about Teixeira/Carl Crawford for McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manimal, First deal is decent…

  61. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Drop Chacin for Filthy Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche, Sure

  62. mets fan says:
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    Grey do you think Chacin is hopeless this year or is there still a chance he turns it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anything can happen, losing faith…

  63. frank rizzo says:
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    Haven’t heard much about how pisspoor Andrus has been. Every bit as bad as Fowler, and worse. .063. I’m wondering if I’ll end up really regretting that early pick instead of waiting for Gordon or Bonifacio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early to panic…

      • frank rizzo says:
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        @Grey, agree completely. The time to panic is when he’s moved the 9th spot in the order.

  64. Deadwoods says:
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    When I set the parameters for my draft auto-pick, I somehow ended up with all hitters and no pitchers. Viewing it as a challenge, I picked the following pitchers up from waivers. While you don’t know which players are available in my league, do any of these starters stink so much that I should get rid of them? Or should I hold for now and continue to play the hot hand each week?

    Niese, Worley, Sale, Bucholz, Dempster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Buchholz

  65. Blood Visions says:
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    Is Fowler drop-able if you are deep at OF? I’m looking at some saves speculation and Lidge is available.

    Other closers are Valverde, Perez, and Wilson. 10 team, 7 x 7 that uses Net Saves.

    Other OF are Kemp, Desmond Jennings, Adam Jones, Krispie Young, Logan Morrison, Delmon Young.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blood Visions, Sure, grab Lidge…

  66. EK says:
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    Pls rank these spot starts (next 2 days):
    Capuano v PIT
    Guthrie v SF
    Chen @ OAK
    Saunders @ SD
    Delgado @ HOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Capuano, Saunders, Chen…

  67. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Chacin for Lynn? Standard 5×5, 10 team H2H league…staff is currently C Lee, Gio, Zimmerman(n), Ubaldo, Sale, Garza, Cahill, Milone, Chacin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Yup

  68. Paul says:
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    In a 5×5 mixed league…no CI or MI, only 1 util and 3 OF.

    I have Duda and Ike as my first base eligible players. I want another guy at first to play on Mets off days and/or for match up plays. I’m looking at Billy Butler and Swisher. Please rank these 4 players for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul, They’re ranked in the rankings…

  69. Dan Rydell says:
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    What up Razzballers-

    Attempting to speculate on some saves with 2 of my closers to the DL. Picked up Hector Santiago and have Grant Balfour along with David Hernandez and Glen Perkins. It’s a holds league too so the setup guys are still productive.

    Should I drop Melancon for any of the following: Addison Reed (handcuff?), Jake McGee, Jon Rauch, Vinnie Pestano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan Rydell, Rauch for now…

  70. Tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: I know you’re a busy man, but if you have time, who gets highest waiver priority and who do you pick second between the following players: Furcal, Cozart, and Billingsley.

    I have Dee Gordon at Short and Mike Aviles as a back up.
    For my rotation, I have Wainwright, Johan, Weaver, Lester, Hellickson, Sale and Bard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tomthebod, Cozart…Lose Aviles…

  71. birrrdy! says:
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    @Grey, thanks again as always for your fine work. I unfortunately have Storen and only one stab at waivers tonight. Who’s more valuable to pick up, Lidge or Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @birrrdy!, No problem… Lidge…

  72. RealMcCoy says:
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    Drop Jansen for Lidge??

    • RealMcCoy says:
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      @RealMcCoy,
      or Drop Jansen for Johnson…..need saves

      • Chunk says:
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        @RealMcCoy, Johnson for sure

      • Hawk says:
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        @RealMcCoy,

        I’d go Johnson over Lidge only because Johnson is THE GUY and Lidge is sharing the job (for now) and has an even chance to lose it entirely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RealMcCoy, Drop Jansen for Johnson…

  73. Hawk says:
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    I’m on the same wavelength with Grey. I’m not sure if I should be scared….or if he should be….

  74. Deadwoods says:
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    Leake or Lohse for Buchholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  75. RichC says:
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    Grey, worth streaming Billingsley tomorrow? He’s home versus Pirates?
    I would drop Chacin to add Bill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  76. Chunk says:
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    Grey, I noticed you guys have Gregg on two teams. Are you

    a) skeptical of Johnson?
    b) anticipating a trade?
    c) innocently looking for holds/K/ratio help?
    d) There is no d. I was caught off guard to see there was a ‘thirdly’ today.
    e) a and c
    d) e and b but not c
    f) a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re very deep leagues where all handcuffs are in play so we grabbed that one… He’s on our bench.

  77. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS***

  78. Scottie O. says:
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    I’ll preface this by saying I’m not really a believer in Jason Heyward, but some owner in my league just dropped him (apparently if you suck in week 1, you get cut). Anyway, I think he’s worth at least a roster spot. who would you drop for him? here’s my team:

    12-team H2H league with OPS & WHIP (6X6)

    c: Jesus Montero
    1b: Miggy
    2b: Uggla
    ss: D. Gordon
    3b: Wright
    IF: Reynolds
    OF: J. Upton, Bruce, Bourjos
    Utl: K. Morales
    BN: B. Harper, Belt, Doumit (till Jesus gets C eligible)
    SP: Bumgarner, Price, Gio, Zimmerman, Minor, Bard
    RP: Santos, Guerra, Myers, HanK-Rod, Melancon, G. Holland

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Scottie O., drop Melancon or Harper. He’s useless until he comes up, and if it isn’t a DEEP keeper, he’s not giving you anything this year but clogging up a roster spot.

  79. Kazmere says:
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    Thinking about benching Youk for Adam LaRoche for about a week. He seems to be off to a decent start. Or should I just let Youk Youk it out?

  80. Chunk says:
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    Miggy getting intentionally walked to load the bases.

    Fielder owners everywhere smile.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Chunk, until he flies out.

  81. Stosh says:
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    Seriously, while I appreciate this site for its fantasy baseball content and occasional good humor, this blog is becoming increasingly difficult to read with Grey’s constant interruptions of himself and any relevant fantasy baseball insight with some pretty obtuse stabs at humor. It’s really getting out of hand, to be honest with you. Reel in the lame attempts at humor, dude, so when you actually hit on something funny it will have more impact.

  82. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    1. Which of the following would you drop Chacin for: Bard, Bedard, Samardzija, Nicasio, Danks, Nolasco

    2. Who is worth the DL stash more: Hudson or Baker

  83. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Glad to see Jeter is making sure to put up a career week this week while playing me. Asshole is 5 for 5 of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was that why he was hitting? I was wondering…

  84. paulzone says:
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    a dude just dropped Howard in my league…i have the 5th waiver claim…would you try to grab him with this team and who to drop??

    c-montero (someday)
    1b-tex
    2b-kendrick
    3b-longo
    ss-cozart
    lf-braun
    cf-adam jones
    rf-bruce
    util-pence

    sp-latos
    sp-hudson
    sp-morrow
    sp-myers (saves)
    rp-street
    rp-marshall
    p-adams (holds league)

    limited bench spots (4 total-all pitchers for me): anibal, worley, sale, balfour

    i need 6 sp’s so don’t want to drop any there leaving balfour, so drop balfour for howard then stash howard on dl then pick up a schmohawk catcher for the time being?? or just hold??

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