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Bryce Harper and Mike Trout were called up by their respective clubs this weekend.  When Bryce left Syracuse for his first major league game, the grand opening of the “Eye Black Isn’t Just For The Ultimate Warrior And Owls” store turned into a Going Out of Business sale.  When Mike Trout left Salt Lake for the Angels, Bobby Abreu’s three year Going Out of Business sale came to an abrupt end.  Bobby, “I still have some seven-pitch walks to sell!”  With Trout and Harper called up, the minor leagues were closed.   There’s no more minor leagues.  In his major league debut, Harper looked like all that and a bag of douche.  Who over the age of twelve flips their helmet off when they’re running?  Wait, is he over the age of twelve?  Definitely more auspicious of a debut than Trout’s (or is that inauspicious?).  (NSFWUYWAAPPH (Not Safe For Work Unless You Work At A Porn Production House):  In case you didn’t see it, Harper roped a double to deep center while someone behind home plate dropped their pants.  (Here’s Bryce Harper’s first major league hit in motion.)  I can’t wait to go to Cooperstown in 25 years and see Bryce Harper’s 1st major league hit.   The curator showing a group of middle school kids, “Here’s the film of Babe Ruth calling his shot and here’s Bryce Harper with a booty call.”  In 50 years, Bryce Harper showing his granddaughter, “There’s your PawPaw getting his first major league hit.”  “PawPaw, are you the one with your ass showing?”  “No, sweetheart, that’s how fans celebrated baseball players when I played.  A great time to be alive.”)  Mike Trout, nor the fans behind him, flashed anything.  Whatevs, I like him better for this year.   I went over my Mike Trout fantasy back in November and it mostly still applies.  Only thing I’d change is how many ABs I gave him there.  There I gave him 55/7/30/.270/20 in 300 ABs.  Give him 400 ABs and his stats move to 70/10/40/.275/25.  Basically what you were hoping to get from Bourjos.  That’s giddy up, the un-sarcastic  excitement.  As for Bryce Harper, I like him a lot and he’s worth grabbing.  But he’s also worth trading if you can in redraft leagues.  He hasn’t really pounded minor league pitching since last July.  There were guys on his own minor league roster that were out-performing him.  He’s going to be a great one; I’ll give him that.  I just don’t think once Morse and/or Zimmerman return he’s even going to stay in the majors.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Scott Downs – The Sciosciapath replaced Walden after one blown save.  If only he was as reactionary with over 35-year-old outfielders.  Here’s a scenario:  Downs gets five straight saves and Walden scuffles in a set-up role because his confidence is fractured after being removed from the closer role that quickly.  In that scenario, Downs stays the closer for a few months, maybe the rest of the season.  Another scenario:  Downs blows a game and Walden’s back in there after a week.  More succinctly, you need to hold both guys.  Even more succinctly, hold both.  Personally, I don’t think Sciosciapath’s move is a long-term cure for Scott Downs’ Syndrome.

Peter Bourjos – Didn’t play for the Angels yesterday because of Mike Trout.  Bourjos also didn’t play on my fantasy team, because I cut him immediately when I saw he was losing time to Trout.  Later, schmohawk!  Thanks for the month of the .167 average and 1 homer and 1 steal!   Wish I would’ve known your last name was French for “Bore the crap of youse.”

Albert Pujols – For the first time in his career, Pujols is one day away from having his first homerless month.  Like how Roger Maris’s family followed around McGwire in ’98, Juan Pierre’s family will be following around Pujols.

Kyle Lohse – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Easily his worst start of the year.  Uh-oh, Mr. April may be done.  Hehe.  That’s punny!

Josh Hamilton – Left yesterday’s game with a stiff back, which is less embarrassing than a stiff front.

Tim Hudson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Pirates.  Not a tough matchup, but I wouldn’t mind Hudson as a 5th fantasy starter on a team.  He usually keeps his ratios in check and does decent with Ks — or simply oK.

Jay Bruce – 4 homers in 4 straight games with yesterday’s being a slam & legs.  BRUUUUUUU + UUUUUUUUUUU + UUUUUUUUUUU = Excitement for Red Square.  Damn, was supposed to equal excitement for Reds outfielder, Jay Bruce.  Think I forgot to carry a U.

Mat Latos – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners (0 Walks), 4 Ks vs. the Asstros.  Latos seems like a guy who asks you at the bar, “Did you say something to me?” like he’s picking a fight even if you didn’t say anything to him.  Not much to like about his ERA so far either (5.97).  I still want to remain patient with him.  He will get better.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Yankees.  The Emoticon just had a most impressive start on Saturday and has his ERA down for the count of 1.23.  Last week when I said to grab him, it was a bit of a “What the hey, pick him up” waiver wire acquisition.  Now, it’s more of a “What the hey, seriously, pick him up.”  His LOB% is a bit of an eephus that’s about to get smacked, but his K-rate should prevent him from falling too hard.

David Phelps – Will take over for Freddy Garcia in the rotation.  A terrible starter being replaced by a middling middle reliever.  Phelps looks like he might have a 4-ish ERA and a 7-ish K-rate.  Wouldn’t even be news if it was for any team other than the Yankees.  Maybe the Yankees can exact some revenge and trade David Phelps to the Mariners for the rights to Jay Buhner Jr.

Robinson Cano – Batting third for the Yankees for the first month and has 4 RBIs.  Chris Davis got 4 RBIs on Saturday.  The number nine hitter for the Orioles, Andino, has 6 RBIs.  I will now put on a gorilla suit and mail myself to Africa.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 14 Ks.  I heard Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend song on the radio, and I immediately thought of Anibal.  No lie.  It’s not gay since his name’s Anibal.  It’s gay that I was listening to Bieber.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 with his 1st home run.  Is it bad I actually had to look at three different sites to make sure I was seeing right that he hit a home run?  Yeah, probably.  Now hit nine more tomorrow and we’ll be so cool again.  I’ll even massage your sore knee with my tongue.  What, it’s the strongest muscle!

Josh Johnson – 5 1/3IP, 5 ER.  Obviously got tired of that reputation that he could only pitch well when he was healthy.

Hanley Ramirez – 0-for-3; Jose Reyes – 0-for-3, as they both bat .205 on the year.  Maybe move both of them to 2nd base and let Omar Infante play shortstop and 3rd base.  I’m thinking of creative solutions; don’t kill the messenger.

Max Scherzer – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 3 Ks… Why was he pulled so early?  Oh, 14 baserunners in less than 5 innings.  Wow.  It’s nearly mathematical impossible to have 14 baserunners, only record 14 outs and only allow 3 earned runs.  I hate to give up on him and drop him to waivers, but I’d want to see at least one good start on my bench before starting him in any league.

Matt Thornton – Got the save yesterday.  My over/under for Santiago losing the job was the end of April.  Not too shabby.  Yeah, I do think Thornton takes over, at least that’s what I’ve been writing on this site that you are reading, but as of right now Ventura is still saying Santiago’s the closer.  We shall see.  Or not!  Your choice.

Gavin Floyd – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks as he took a no hitter into the 7th vs. the Red Sox.  But the Red Sox have Nick Punto, Marlon Byrd, Ryan Sweeney, Mike Aviles, Cody Ross and Kelly Shoppach in their lineup!  Somehow the Red Sox have been able to bamboozle fantasy owners into thinking they’re good, even though Sweeney, Aviles, Shoppach, Byrd, Ross and Punto are all guys coming from other teams where they were marginal starters.  Right now, the Red Sox lineup looks like cemetery of fallen fantasy value.

Jake Peavy – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  If you Google “resurgence,” you’re going to find five articles about Jake Peavy and five about al-Qaeda.  Of those ten articles, 2 mention selling Peavy, 3 mention buying him and 10 mention injuries.

Edwin Encarnacion – Three games in a row with a homer and capped this three-peat (trademark Pat Riley) with a slam & legs yesterday.  I’m really happy for all his owners.  I’m not bitter at all.  I’ll probably get Edwin’s as-of-right-now stats (7 homers, 4 steals) from Ryan Zimmerman by August.  The RZ:  Brand new from Toyota.  Flashy exterior and tons of hype, then, as soon as you drive it off the lot, you regret the purchase and it breaks down for 5 months.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4 with his 2nd steal as he sits on 3 homers for the year while Omar Infante struts around like Buddy Love.

Kenley Jansen – Got two saves this weekend.  Mattingly’s saying some shizz about Guerra needing a rest.  I’ll say Mattingly needs to give that a rest.  Mattingly seems like the type that can’t admit he was wrong (or so says his Rip Torn-ish looking, mugshot-taking ex-wife), so he may pull one of these deals where he never says Jansen is now the closer, but Jansen just starts getting saves until it’s obvious he’s the closer.

Chris Capuano – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  What’s this the longest post ever?  Maronna mia!  Yeah, I’d pick up Capuano.  Solid Ks in a good pitchers’ park.

Wade Miley – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He’s pitching above his head right now.  Well, he’s not a sidearmer.  Cute, Random Italicized Voice.  I mean, he can’t keep this up.  That’s what she said!  What?  Miley has NL-Only appeal for now, but I’d be careful in mixed leagues.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-3 with a steal.  You know who Parra is playing like right now?  A guy that is getting a chance to play and wants to prove himself, i.e., he’s building a wall of stats to fend off any other Diamondback options, a *pinkie to mouth* Parra-pet.

Patrick Corbin – He was the pitcher the Diamondbacks called up for Monday’s start, relegating Collmenter to shoveling crap out of the bullpen.  “Hey, Shaw, will you stop pooping on the bullpen mound?”  “Why, we got Collmenter now.”  That was overheard in the D-Backs bullpen this weekend.  Corbin had a solid K/BB and could surprise some major league hitters.  The downside is he’s 15 years old (22) and probably is just a placeholder for Bauer or Skaggs.  BTW, Bauer and Skaggs opened for Big & Rich.  Their big song, “Save a Morse, Ride a LaRoche.”

Dexter Fowler – At four homers, he has 2 more homers than steals.  Fowler also weighs the same as one of Stanton’s thighs.  Cust killin’ myself.

Frank Francisco – Blew the save yesterday as the closepocalypse sweeps through the Mets.  Jesse Orsoco’s house fell on top of Frank Francisco’s legs and Ram-Ram got the save.  I don’t think a change of closer is imminent here, but that’s more because the Mets’ other options haven’t been great and my brain can only compute 17 closer changes per roundup.  Overload!  Overload!  Red alert!  Let me off the closerousel!

Tim Lincecum – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks cutting his ERA to about half what it was two weeks ago.  Sure, this game was against the Padres, who had one good hitter coming into this year and he’s now batting under .200 and in the 7th hole and his name rhymes with Maynotbeasgoodasyouthoughtbin, but I’m guessing it’s too late to buy low on Lincecum.

Wilson Betemit – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer in his last three games as he played third and made Reynolds’ excuse, “It’s not me, it’s 3rd base,” look bad.

Matt Garza – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 10 Ks.  You can’t spell Garza without Rza, so you know he got The W with no help from Ol’ Dirty Barney.

Grant Balfour – 0 IP, 3 ER and his 2nd blown save, Matt Capps just gives up runs for S’s and G’s and, while they might not be in the same team, Carlos Marmol seems to be picking up whatever it is that Collmenter is shoveling.  I don’t think any of them are in serious danger of losing their closer jobs (this week).  All three teams are going nowhere fast and they’d be better served to get to the trading deadline with a closer to trade.

Brandon Inge – About to sign with the A’s.  That’ll fix the A’s!  Goodbye, cellar!  There’s gotta be a Moneyball sequel with the little white kid from The Blind Side playing Inge and Don Swayze playing Billy Beane.

Bartolo Colon – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Remarkable turnaround of his career continues since his fat and bone marrow stem cell surgery.  At what point does Bartolo Colon surgery become as prevalent as Tommy John surgery?  It doesn’t seem like you need an injury to get the surgery either.  Get the surgery and you’re just good.  The doctor who did the surgery is out of Boca Raton, the old Jew shuffleboard capital of the world.  Soon we’re gonna have Ira Shlomowitz and Harvey Edelbaum, once legendary mah-jong players, throwing 95 MPH, and asking the home plate ump if they can go to their mouth, not because it’s cold, but because they need to adjust their dentures.  Having their choice of teams to sign with, Ira says, “I think I’m gonna pitch for the Mariners.  Seattle has great herring.”

  1. Colton says:
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    drop Bourjos for Pedro Alvarez or Omar Infante?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Colton, Infante

  2. frog says:
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    got trout; are you buying bass?

    • chata says:
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      @frog,
      sure .
      and not just for the halibut .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frog, Yup

  3. G’morning Grey,

    I’ve never heard of Patrick Corbin, and for the first part of his blurb I was thinking it was an over-my-head joke somehow related to the Corbin Bernsen interview last week. But I hadn’t had my coffee yet, either.

    Anyway, to get to my question, which side do you like most in the following trade (in a one-year 14-team roto league)? I have the Zimmerman side and would be getting the Beltre side.

    R. Zimmerman + Latos + Marmol + a 15th round pick next season for

    Beltre + Garza + Henry Rodriguez + 12th round pick next year.

    Thanks!

    • prezii says:
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      @Enrique, i like the beltre side more.

  4. Virinder says:
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    Pick 2 for ROS:

    Drew Smyly
    Jarrod Parker
    Trevor Bauer
    Kyle Drabek
    Jason Hammel

    Also, drop Scherzer for Bauer??
    And, drop Guerra for Walden??

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Virinder, Smyly and Parker

      No…No

  5. Virinder says:
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    How long until we see Trevor Bauer?? I’m excited to see him and Gerrit Cole in the bigs because they’re from my alma mater!! Is Patrick Corbin going to prospblock him?? (Not sure if you can get prospblocked by another prospect?!?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Virinder, Probably within a month…

  6. Also, are you starting Milone tonight @Fenway? I’d feel a lot better about it if it were in Oakland.

    Notwithstanding last night’s 3-hit performance, Boston’s been hitting well lately and they’re better at home than on the road. But they are a little weaker against lefties, and Milone’s been pitching well …. What’s your call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’d sit him…

  7. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Mornin’!

    Few questions for you before I head to bed. 10 team espn 6×6 with obp (instead of ba), xbh, and k/bb.

    1. Better DL stash: Stephen Drew or Andrew Bailey? (I’m weak at SS (Aviles and Aybar) and saves)

    2. Someone just dropped Bell and Santiago (cws) and I have Walden, Broxton and Aceves. Recommendation?

    3. Drop Aybar and/or Aviles for Cozart, Alexi Ram, or Yunel?

    4. Someone just dropped Goldschmidt. Worth picking up at the expense of Lind, Headley, or Aybar/Aviles?

    5. Short-term pickup, drop Drabek for Niese, Volquez, Shark, Ubaldo, Colon, Smyly, or Parker?

    Buenos Noche Senor Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Drew… Hold… Aybar for Cozart…No… Hold…

  8. Drew says:
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    Pick 1…ROS

    Saunders
    Capuano
    Smyly
    Bass
    Miley
    Floyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew, Capuano

  9. Backside Attack says:
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    Tulo + Hamels + Trout for
    Hamilton + Reyes

    I get Tulo. Standard 5×5, 14 team league, Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Backside Attack, Not crazy about it…

  10. SpecialFNK says:
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    there was some talk about the Angles maybe interested in trading for the A’s Grant Balfour. if that does happen, who is next in line for saves in Oakland? Ryan Cook? Brian Fuentes? Fautino De Los Santos? Cook has been pitching the 8th inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SpecialFNK, Probably Fuentes…

  11. Tony says:
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    1) I will never draft marmol EVER again, and balfour did a # yesterday too, my RP’s about destroyed me this past week.

    2) it got weird in the Anibal/Giancarlo section, real weird…. lol

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Tony, HA! This is the first year I drafted Marmol. Got him on two teams. He’s worthless. Completely worthless. I will never ever ever ever ever consider drafting him again. I’m now attempting to drop him in a damn 16 team league.

      • Tony says:
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        @Wilsonian, ha ya i hear ya, i have 4 teams he’s stinking it up on 2 of them, in roto i saw the K’s and say, OK, i’ll take that, but h2h i dont know what i was thinking, he’s a whip destroyer and a game blowing fool.

        @turk W, haha….

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Tony, That’s my favorite section!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, c’mon!

  12. Steve says:
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    Do you start Milone @ BOS in a 14-teamer where you also have Minor going v PIT?

    • nightpandas says:
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      @Steve, I am leaning towards yes on Milone (in a 15 teamer) as I have the same debate. Most the ‘perts are saying no but this is not the regular scary sox offence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’m sitting there… Could be fine but unless he pulls a Peavy it’s not much harm…

  13. Joe says:
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    Trade for Trout? We start 3 outfielders and I start Heyward, Holliday, Choo
    (de Aza, Cain, Reimold, Parra rostered as well). Thinking of offering up Cozart and Belt/Reimold to get him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Joe, 3 for 1′s usually don’t cut it…

  14. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, my pitching has done a superb job so far but there are a few guys on the wire that i wanted you to take a look at if you dont mind. Please tell me if i could/should replace any one of my guys with one or two of those on the wire.

    My Pitchers:

    Kershaw
    Lynn
    Kennedy
    Anibal
    Colby
    Worley
    Sale

    WW guys:

    Kuroda
    Billingsley
    Jimenez
    Santana
    Norris
    Floyd
    Milone
    Detwiler
    Capuano
    Smyly

    Please keep in mind, my transactions are limited so i really have to think twice before i drop or add someone. I can not stream. I really have to think longterm. If there is no need to change, then i gladly stay put as my team is playing well.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one that really needs to be dropped…

  15. Dominic says:
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    So… when do you think we can expect Bauer? After Corbin gets hit hard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be… Within the month…

    • Simply Fred

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      @Dominic, will be interesting to see how Corbin does at MIA today. Marlins rank dead last in team AVG/OPS, .169/.531, against lefties. Wind blowing in from left 15-20. Reward seems to merit the risk.

      • Simply Fred

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        @Simply Fred, lesson learned. Roofie supercedes all else. In spite of insurmountable evidence (see above), Corbin coughed 4.76era/1.94whip. Also 6K and the W. Wasn’t thaaat bad. Still, I won’t run a rookie first start out again.

  16. trent says:
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    Hey Grey, should I start someone from them (Parker, Milone, McCarthy – yes, I have all of them :)) this week vs BoSox ?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  17. Peter says:
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    Rest of the Year… who you think will have more saves: Broxton, Cordero, Downs?

    • Tony says:
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      @Peter, im gonna say F-cordero

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Peter, Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cordero

  18. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OBP, QS)

    Which 2-start pitcher do you like best this week…Wieland (vsMIL, vsMIA), Wolf (@SD, @SF), Corbin (@WSH, @NYM)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wolf

  19. Steve says:
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    amazing work as usual. would you trade Chapman(who’s inactive in my minors) and Bard for Casilla? dire need of saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Casilla…

  20. RTP says:
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    Need OF help, Reimhold or Boesch?

    Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, or Chris Davis who has most productive rest of year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch… Ike…

  21. Boston Fans Are Stoopid says:
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    “…..once Morse and/or Zimmerman return….”

    Always with the jokes.

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Boston Fans Are Stoopid, Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  22. mc serch says:
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    Morning 50 Shades :-)….Capuano or Bass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, Capuano

  23. Denys says:
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    How do you feel about Stauffer’s eventual return this season? Just had his first rehab start on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Denys, Worth a look in Petco like everyone…

  24. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Smyly over Cahill or Parker?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Over Cahill…

  25. Blue says:
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    I cannot believe I’ve drafted Ryan Zimmerman in two successive years.

    • Ranger Danger says:
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      @Blue, I’ve drafted Reynolds 3 straight years. No I’m not bragging.

  26. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Ubaldo was just dropped in my 10 team QS league. Are any of these guys worth losing for him or should I stay away and hold tight?

    Scherzer
    Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Duffy

  27. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I currently have Howie Kendrick, Espinosa and Alexi Ramirez stinking up my MI. Tejada, Barney, Andino and Walker are available to name a few. Make any moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Hold

  28. nycs10011 says:
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    Grey:
    Got Ed. Jackson, who for some reason I just can’t quit.

    Is it time for me to move on and take:

    Kyle Drabek
    Chris Capuano
    Tommy Milone
    Jarrod Parker
    or
    Joe Wieland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nycs10011, Milone

    • dingbat says:
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      @nycs10011, Call me crazy, but I really like Ed Jackson this year. His early stats might be a total fluke, but he’s showing better control, more Ks, and more groundballs than he has previously. Milone is probably safer, but E-Jax has better K potential and doesn’t have to face AL offenses.

  29. Lil' Saucy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sit Drabek against Texas tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lil’ Saucy, I would…

  30. preflight says:
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    Grey,

    Hochevar or Duffy(2 starts) this week?

    Choo killed me last week with the hammy(weekly lineups). Risk starting him or insert Sweeney or Dirks for the week?

    Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @preflight, Duffy… Sweeney…

  31. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:10 team h2h keeper(K/9 + K’s)….Stauffer,Milone,Westbrook,Smyly,Gee and Wie-Yin Chen.

    correct order?

    thnks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oilcan Giuseppe, Milone, Smyly, Stauffer…

  32. K76154 says:
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    Only one spot, grab Bryan Lahair, Pedro Alvarez, Chris Davis or Mike Trout? I have Alcides Escobar, Gardner and Carlos Gonzalez, so SB isn’t really a problem for me. Now with Gardner on DL and wasn’t really running a lot before that, I still get 7 in SB in the 12 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K76154, trout

  33. whampwhamp says:
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    how much more time do I give lind and aybar, because I hate then both amd want to drop at least 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @whampwhamp, Lose Aybar…

  34. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Dont know what to do with Gamel for my CI… drop him for Laroche or Scott? (10team league)

    • Tony says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, 10 teamer id defly drop gamel, i just booted him in a 12 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Scott

  35. wctip says:
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    Grey, thanks for talking me out of keeping Zimmerman and instead keeping Bruce!! I am looking to trade Fielder since I will lose him after this season, due to our keeper rules.

    Fielder and Youk (or Uggla) for Hosmer and Wright

    or

    Fielder and Youk (or Uggla) for Votto and Lawrie

    I’m also thinking Fielder for Cabrera. That owner loses Cabrera after this season too. Are these trades fair enough? which 2 are the better keepers? I’m assuming you would recommend trying the Votto/Lawrie trade first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wctip, Votto

  36. nightpandas says:
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    thoughts on Skaggs (7 keepers – 15 teams). Bauer and Parker are already gone, is he potentially just as good?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @nightpandas, I’m wondering the same thing. Already missed out on Bauer, but snagged Parker in a 16 teamer. Wondering if Skaggs is in line with those guys, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, I’d grab him… And have in one league…

  37. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please pick 1: H Rod, Thornton, F Cordero

    And after that, are the other two worth owning over H Bell or Motte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Cordero… Nope

  38. Todd says:
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    Looking forward who has more saves….Downs or Thorton

    Downs move seems more temporary than Matt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd, Thornton

  39. MrHappyTime says:
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    Randy Wolf, Dickey, or Bucholtz today? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime,Wolf

  40. Connman says:
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    Someone drank their funny juice this morning:

    Josh Hamilton – Left yesterday’s game with a stiff back, which is less embarrassing than a stiff front

    Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 with his 1st home run. Is it bad I actually had to look at three different sites to make sure I was seeing right that he hit a home run? Yeah, probably. Now hit nine more tomorrow and we’ll be so cool again. I’ll even massage your sore knee with my tongue. What, it’s the strongest muscle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Connman, thanks!

  41. Chunk says:
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    Missed you this weekend, Grey! I finally found a buyer for Morales, Got Kenley in return (BEFORE either of his saves). Not bad, right?

    What’s everyone’s take on Old Guy Eldred, worth monitoring in a 16 teamer? 13 homers in 20 games in the IL this year, but his BA in the majors sits at a not so pretty .200.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Nice trade… Eldred is worth monitoring in most leagues…

  42. Joseph Sixpack, Esq. says:
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    Grey- So you’re saying don’t drop Latos (options out there are Drabek, Floyd, Samardzija- 14-tm lg)? I blame you for having drafted this asshole in the first place (although, full disclosure, I also blame myself, had a nagging in the back of my head saying ‘steer clear’; however, you’re the expert, so you should really shoulder most of the blame). Tough several days on the ERA/WHIP front w/ Gallardo, Latos, Guerra, & Balfour, among others, dropping me about 12 cumulative spots between the 2 categories. Could also drop Guerra for any of those guys, looking like Jensen is the closer going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joseph Sixpack, Esq., I’d hold tight for now…

    • dingbat says:
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      @Joseph Sixpack, Esq., Latos started off slow last year too — give him a few more starts to see if he can fix whatever’s wrong with him.

  43. nightpandas says:
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    Rank these guys ROS (k/9 league):

    Arrieta
    Capuano
    Milone
    Dickey
    Bass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Milone, Capuano…

  44. Matt says:
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    Should I roll with J Hammel tonight or bench him in the bronx?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, I’d bench…

  45. GoBlue says:
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    I’ve been offered Lincecum for Jesus Montero straight up. It’s H2H league, and I have decent catching options and a pretty solid pitching staff.

    Basically, who do you think has more upside/ potential for a big year from this point forward? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GoBlue, Lincecum

  46. Willy says:
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    Grey/all,

    Sterling summary as usual. A trade was proposed to me:

    I get Bautista, Rios, Alexei Ramirez and Humber.

    I give Reyes, Ethier and Wandy.

    12 team H2h 7×7. Would you do this? I can slot Hanley into SS and use Hafner, Kubel or Rios into Ethier’s slot. I’m thinking countering with a simpler trade of Bautista and Rios for Ethier and Reyes. I don’t think Reyes is going to do much this year so I’m leaning towards pulling the trigger.

    Offense is:
    Posey
    Konerko
    Uggla
    Reyes
    Hanley
    Stanton
    Lind
    Ethier
    Rasmus
    Wells
    Hafner
    Kubel

    Much appreciated in advance.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Willy, well the guy is giving up on Bautista way too early in the season. I would do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy, thanks! I’d take Bautista…

  47. RK says:
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    Is Tony Campana in a platoon or the outright starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RK, Platoon

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @RK, he’s on the right side of the platoon (which is left), manager said he’s getting most of the starts in CF…

  48. Wake Up says:
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    Any news on Putz? He hasn’t thrown since 4-22?

    • Bean says:
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      @Wake Up, No save chances and the bullpen giving up leads doesn’t help get him into the game. More of game situations than anything. See Huston Street.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Bean, Thanks. Just checking to see if I missed something. Don’t want to see Street though, every time I look at him, I hurt my arm.

        • Bean says:
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          @Wake Up, Arizona just needs to get a lead and hold it. Street is painful to watch. Looks like Hoffman with a nervous tick.

    • stumanji says:
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      @Wake Up, Putz pitched today in a non-save sitch. 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 K.

  49. golfnut says:
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    Grey…..Marmol-ade is killing me…..which pickup do you see providing the best option:

    Strop
    Thornton
    Downs
    Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @golfnut, Downs, just a dog with different fleas…

  50. Gavin says:
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    I’m in a pretty deep 12 team league with the same guys every year. Standard 5×5. Tensions have recently come to a head over how ridiculous chasing saves has become. We have a moves limit and the majority of them are made grabbing 7th inning guys. Anyway, we thought to offset the overemphasis on one category that we release the IP cap (now at 1300) so that guys have the strategy option of stocking up on SP. Does this work, or does it open a whole other can of problems that I don’t see yet? Is no IP limit common? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gavin, So people can stream SPs?

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Grey, We can stream pitchers.

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Gavin, chasing saves is part of the game… maybe you should decrease bench spots so stockpiling RP’s would actually hurt a team… No IP limit would not prevent people from stockpiling RP’s, it would actually be a good strategy to have a whole bunch for vulture wins/saves, K’s, and ratio help (i.e. if you had a decent rotation of 6 SP’s, your closers, and like 3 or 4 Elite RP’s you would dominate pitching)… the no IP limit allows you to stream but in a deep league the streaming options would most likely risk your ratios while chasing W’s and K’s…

      In conclusion, I don’t think it will have much affect in solving the current perceived problem in your league…

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @beardcrabs, Other ratios might suffer because of the streaming, but that would be on the manager, to opt for that strategy over having closers. I’m thinking he should have the option of drafting a stud starting rotation. Not that one always has a choice in obtaining closers. One guy in my league had Farnsworth and Wilson, and he shouldn’t be punished because of the hours he works and family he tends to that he can’t be the first guy to jump on the next guy in the closer carousel. Sure your staff of 6 SP’s, 3 closers and a couple of RP’s is great. But not every manager can have it nice and neat that way.

        • beardcrabs says:
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          @WhineSpritzer, i hear what you’re saying… but your opening a whole new can of worms altogether… that manager doesn’t have enough time to pick up potential closers, so I’m assuming he won’t have time to stream the best options before the early birds get to them… and I do understand your point of trying to balance out the abundance of RP’s on peoples rosters… you can’t win your league in the draft, but you sure can lose… playing in a roto league with no IP limit would be very fun, but not for someone who doesn’t have enough time for it…

          and I’m assuming you’re dropping the transaction limit because that combined with a no IP limit would be redundant… I’m definitely not trolling, just trying to get a point across…

          my suggestion would be to eliminate some bench spots so managers wouldn’t be able to stock up on RP’s, but you probably wouldn’t be able to do that this year…

          there’s always a manager who has a shit load of closers, dude has to make a trade…

  51. Dude says:
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    Hi Grey, everybody — betting pool: Dee Gordon’s BA ROS? Looking like I overpaid for him in 10-team NL-only, but do I need to trade him to rescue my mediocre team average? Have Campana, other SB guys. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dude, .275

  52. smegma says:
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    Grey – please help me out with a couple questions:

    1. Drop Arencibia for Salty or R. Hernandez or set it and forget it (until Montero finally gets C eligibility)?

    2. Pitching lineup this week – pick one:
    Latos @ Pit
    Gallardo @ SD
    I.Sanchez @ SF
    I’m streaming 3 two start pitchers in Cahill, Minor, and Milone.

    3. What’s your opinion on regularly starting Luebke as my RP over a guy like Aceves? This week Luebke is home vs. Mil and Aceves has 6 games at home vs. Oak and Bal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, No… Gallardo… I’d start Luebke…

  53. smegma says:
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    FYI – Swisher to miss “more than a few days” due to a hamstring injury this week.

    Is Trout startable yet or should I go with Boesch or J.Montero as my UT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, Trout

  54. Yer Yang says:
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    Grey, my pitching has been terrible thus far and looking for some help.
    My staff(infected of sorts):
    Gio
    Cahill
    Masterson
    DHudson(DL)
    Parker
    YoGallardo
    LLynn
    McCarthy
    Scherzer
    JZimm

    Who would you lose to pick up The Emoticon? 5×5 H2H
    “save a morse/ride a laroche” = good stuff bro

    • mc serch says:
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      @Yer Yang, I’ve dropped Cahill and Scherzer over the last week myself….c’mon in, the water is great!

  55. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Would you drop Latos for Smyly? I know nothing about Smyly except his numbers look good at all levels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, No

  56. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    @Grey… I’m in a 16 team league, 28 per roster. 5×5, but we use Sv/h and QS instead of Sv and W. I have a current rotation of:

    Hamels
    DHudson*
    Darvish
    Marcum
    Masterson
    Parker
    HAlverez
    Bailey

    I’ve been offered DHolland in exchange for Bailey and Campana.

    My offense is:
    Ramos
    YAlonso
    Kipnis
    Bautista
    Aybar
    ARod
    Aviles
    CarGo
    McCutchen
    Adam Jones
    DeAza
    Boesch
    Butler
    Bench: Campana, Trout, CJohnson, Rizzo

    I do this trade, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1, I’d take Holland

  57. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I sit him for the first time all year, and Giancarlo homers. You’re welcome, everyone.

    I will now be sitting McCutchen, so expect his first HR this afternoon.

    I’m a little sad that Giancarlo homered, because I was enjoying the statistically improbably oh-for-April put up by Pujols/Stanton/DreadPirate.

    In a related story, Tony Campana now was 6 stolen bases in his last 6 games. He’s like Dee Gordon, without the wasting-an-8th-round pick.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, I still can’t believe it took that long for one of them to get into a homerun trot, not just get the trots.

      Campana has been so ridiculous with his steals that I’m actually considering him in an 8 Team league. Just for a bench spot, depending on how my steals are that week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, I’m rocking Campana in multiple leagues… When he’s done stealing ases because he inexplicably loses PT… Can drop him… SAGNOF!

  58. Matt Damon says:
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    @Grey Picked up Aviles a few weeks ago (slotted in my CI spot). Seems he’s cooling off a bit. Was just offered LaRoche for Aviles. Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt Damon, Go for it…

  59. Turk Wendell says:
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    @ Grey,

    I’d be stupid not to pick up Jansen, right? Need RP and he looks like he’s got the gig, right?

    • Feeding the Abscess

      Feeding the Abscess says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Grab him before someone else does

  60. Shin Soo Been Gone says:
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    Drop Parker for Smyly or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin Soo Been Gone, hold

  61. Peter says:
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    Grey,

    I didn’t listen to you about Michael Pineda. My bad. But I did listen to you about Danny Espinosa. Your bad? I’d say we’re even, except I got screwed with both picks. Anyway, what do I do about Espinosa? Here are some available 2B schmohawks in my 12-team H2H league:

    Jemille Weeks, Neil Walker, Ryan Roberts, Marco Scutaro, Gordon Beckham, Eric Young, Sean Rodriguez, Robert Andino. Pretty grim. What do I do?

    Thanks.

    • Tony says:
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      @Peter, make a trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter, Hold until Espinosa turns around or someone else breaks away from that crap pack…

  62. Mike Stanton's Power says:
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    @Grey,

    Hey what’s up? Remember me? Sorry, I was out of town for a month, vacationing in punta cana with my buddy Albert Pujols’ Power. Just got back over the weekend. Pujols’ Power booked another week at the hotel though.

    Anyway, is it safe to drop Bauer now that Corbin was called up? I could use the roster space in a 12 team league. When is your ETA for Bauer’s call up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike Stanton’s Power, HA! Sure, lose him…

  63. Dad says:
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    @ Grey: The back end of my 14-team, H2H SP’s has some warts like Scherzer, Chacin & Dirty Sanchez.

    Out in FA: Smyly, Vargas, Miley & Arrieta.

    I know i want to grab Smyly, but not sure who’s the first drop. Any other worth swapping?

    • Matt Damon says:
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      @Dad, Drop Chacin’s homeless ass, his peripherals don’t seem to indicate any bad luck and the speed on his pitches is down over 1 mph.

      Scherzer did the same thing last year and right now is extremely unlucky. His velocity is actually up so far.

      Sanchez is walking the CRAP out of guys right now. He’s probably closer to a 5 or high 4 ERA guy but the switch to the AL hasn’t helped him at all. You could drop him too without worrying too much.

  64. HotRod says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have been offered Pujols for my Strasburg & Cespedes (non-keeper)

    Strasburg is my ace, and my pitching would be pretty suspect after this. ALso, Cespedes is my #2 Outfielder. So this takes away from my two already weakest spots (SP & OF)…

    Make the deal anyway?

    • Tony says:
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      @HotRod, hands down you make that… go hit accept now.

      Pujols is a first rounder, he’s gonna come around, and you’ve missed all the crappy AB’s, you’ll get him for all the good part of his year. Strasburgs gonna get shut down. They said 160 innings, maybe if they make a run they shut him down then bring him back late? or who knows, but in a redraft if i can get AP for him and cespedes? im doing it.

      • Tony says:
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        @Tony, u can take pujols when he heats up and flip him for as good of a SP and a better hitter if you have to….

    • RK says:
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      @HotRod, I’d take it, but maybe counter w/ just Strasburg.

  65. Holmes says:
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    Grey,
    As always, love the blog. Having some SS trouble with Dee Gordan right now, and wondering if you would drop him for Cozart, Jed Lowrie, or JJ Hardy? Or should I just wait for Dee to turn it around? Thanks. (10 team h2h league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Holmes, Thanks! Hold…

  66. jaw says:
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    hey grey – i need to cut bourjos, 12 team 5×5 h2h league, can you rank these OF

    tabata, presley, parra, campana, schierholtz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Parra, Campana…

  67. Cole says:
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    I need to pick 2 to start this week in a points league: Encarnacion, Ortiz, and Beltre. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, Not Ortiz

  68. collards says:
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    This my first year playing Fantasy Baseball. I tried following all of your advice and war room draft sheet and so far so good.

    I’m thinking about a trade in a 12 Team H2H League where OBP is one of the 7 scoring categories and would too like to know if I am abandoning a player too early.

    My Lineup is:

    C – Lucroy
    1B – M Cabrera/ L. Duda
    2B – H Kendrick/ R. Tejada
    3B – A Beltre/
    SS – J Rollins/ R. Tejada
    OF – J Bruce/ L .Cain
    OF – A Jones/ T. Hunter
    OF – J Heyward / A. Presley
    U – P Sandoval

    Pitchers

    M Minor
    C.J. Wilson
    M Bumgarner
    G Gonzalez
    C Luebke
    R Detwiler
    L Lynn

    J Hanrahan
    H Street
    J Johnson

    I am thinking of trading H. Kendrick and either Beltre or Sandoval for Kinsler and R. Zimmerman.

    My potential trade partner’s lineup consists of:

    C – M Wieters
    1B – E Hosmer
    2B – I Kinsler/ A. Hill
    3B – R Zimmerman/C. Jones
    SS – E Andrus/ I Desmond
    OF – M Kemp/ A. Rios
    OF – D Jennings/ C. Maybin
    OF – J.D. Martinez/ A. Pagan
    U – Billy Butler

    J Weaver
    J Garcia
    M Garza
    J Shields
    H Kuroda
    S Marcum

    F Rodney
    J Walden
    C Marmol (R)

    Thanks for any help

    • Tony says:
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      @collards, i would not want any part of a deal that includes ryan zimmerman….. cust kayin, do what ya feel, but kinslers gonna come down some, howie’s gonna go up, and zimmerman will probably rot on the DL most of the yr.

      • collards says:
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        @Tony, Thanks Tony. I wasn’t sure if the gain I would get from Kinsler would be enough to offset Zimmerman or Duda replacing one of my 3B’s at the U position.

  69. EK says:
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    Please rank for this week:
    Bass v MIA
    Below v CWS
    Doubront v OAK
    Niemann v SEA

    • EK says:
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      @EK, also pls include Volquez v MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Volquez, Bass

  70. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Prado for Zobrist trade?

    I have Kendrick and Reynolds.

    Get Prado to play 3B or hold Zobrist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, I’d want Zobrist…

      • Wallpaper Patterson says:
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        @Grey, thank you sir. Yes, I will keep Zobrist.

  71. Turk Wendell says:
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    Which side?

    Adam Jones and Chris Sale or Nolan Riemold and Nelson Cruz

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Turk Wendell, 12- team H2H

      • Tony says:
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        @Turk Wendell, i’d say Jones side…. with cruz’s potential to get injured, and sale’s potential to be a solid SP all season it outweighs reimold….

  72. Jon says:
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    Owner just dropped Espinosa in my 10-team H2H keeper. I have Cano and Kendrick already, but should I drop Reimold or Luke Scott for Danny? Kendrick has been starting in my OF or at DH, and I have Rasmus on my bench, as well.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold….

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Jon, thats interesting…i own Espinosa and simply dont see a benefitable way to get rid of him. I am stuck with him and have to wait and hope he turns things around at some point. Now you want to add this guy to your team in a 10-team league?

      • Jon says:
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        @Moscowitz, it’s a keeper league and we have pretty deep rosters, so it’d be a stash to see if he turns things around. I have room on my bench, and he has some talent/upside. No way I’d start him right now.

  73. Grey's da man! says:
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    Wow lots of comments already!

    Have to drop one: scott, rasmus or c davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  74. RCJ says:
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    Need a little trade help. I’m giving Granderson for CC Sabathia. (Single season, 5X5 8 team AL roto)

    My current lineup:
    Mauer, Joe
    Fielder, Prince
    Kendrick, Howard
    Trumbo, Mark
    Jeter, Derek(SS) NYY
    Granderson, Curtis(OF) NYY
    Markakis, Nick(OF) BAL
    Scott, Luke(OF,DH) TB
    Konerko, Paul(1B,DH) CHW

    Rotation options (start 5)
    Hochevar, Luke
    Jimenez, Ubaldo
    Phelps, DavidY
    Price, David
    Wilson, C.J.
    Drabek, Kyle
    Matusz, Brian
    Millwood, Kevin
    Ross, Tyson
    Sanchez, Jonathan

    • RCJ says:
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      @RCJ, Granderson will be replaced in line up by one of:

      Moreland, Mitch
      Moustakas, Mike (trumbo has OF qual & at 3B now)
      Reddick, Josh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  75. Grey's da man! says:
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    Which one for the dreaded catcher spot: Soto, JP, Ramos, Salty, Ianetta, Ruiz, Hundley, AJ P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Iannetta…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, haha sub .200 batting average here I come!

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        Sorry to clog this up: But here is my 10 team league:
        C: Ramos
        1B: Sandoval
        2B: Hill
        3B: Lawrie
        SS: Hanley
        OF: Braun
        OF: Upton
        OF: Bruce
        Util: Hosmer
        Util: Trout
        Bench: Choo,

        Starters are CJ wilson, Gallardo, Latos, A Sanchez, Gio G, Minor and Lynn.

        Would you trade CJ for Kendrick straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold, friend…

          • Daniel says:
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            @Grey, Forget to add, total bases, hits, complete games and losses are counted. Change anything friend? love that you have to add that to prevent duplicates lol

            • Daniel says:
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              @Daniel, Just realized my account from phone is different than computer. Same person as above. Thanks as always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe… Nah…

  76. Kurt says:
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    looking for help in a 16 team h2h points league. 2nd base is killing me, mire specifically Ryan Roberts. Jamey Carroll is my only other option, which one hurts me less. Carrol sucks but at least he sees the field. Also, Bell 7 games but a train wreck Marshall 6 games or gee 1 game. 12 for a win 6 per save, -1 per 2 hits or earned run +1 per k and inning. Any thoughts, deep league 16 teams 12 bench spots so the waiver is bare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play Roberts, Marshall

  77. Iron Mike says:
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    Hey everyone. Happy Monday.

    A.J. Pierzynski was just dropped and placed on Waivers. My catcher is Wilson Ramos. This is a 5×5 14 H2H keeper league. Should I wait for Ramos to come around or try to pick up Pierzynski now.

    Thanks!

    • Howard says:
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      @Iron Mike, You’re lucky to have Ramos in a keeper.

    • RK says:
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      @Iron Mike, How many keepers though? I can’t see keeping Ramos unless you get a lot of keepers.

      • Iron Mike says:
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        @RK, 5 hitters. He is borderline with me.

        Ramos
        Miggy
        Kendrick
        Aybar
        D. Wright
        McCutch
        Victorino
        Reimold
        Moustakas
        A. Hill
        Belt
        Rasmus
        Gardner

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Iron Mike, Depends if you would actually keep Ramos… But A.J. is A.J he was just hot for a couple of weeks…

  78. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @everyone

    How long before montero gains catcher eligibility in ESPN? He was just made eligible in yahoo but I need to know how much longer its going to be for espn. Thanks!

    • Bean says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, 10 starts at the position for ESPN.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, 10 starts at catcher, if my memory serves me right.

      • Howard says:
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        @Wilsonian, He’s had 5 starts at C so far this year so he’s got five to go. I’d say a few weeks at least unless Olivo gets injured. (Wasn’t Giloolee from Seattle?)

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @Wilsonian,

        Is it combined between this season and last? It shows he has 3 games at catcher last season and 5 this season. So does he need 2 or 5 more games played?

        • Howard says:
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          @Melvin Emanuel, It’s per season, so 5 more. If he hadn’t gained the eligibility last year then he has to start from scratch.

          • Melvin Emanuel says:
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            @Howard,

            Damn so hopefully mid May. Ramos is holding down the fort for now.

            • bean says:
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              @Melvin Emanuel, If they hurry…..5 starts in one month so far is pressing for Mid May. AL presents more options other than starting him at C so there really is no hurry with him. Not sure why ESPN has a high start point, especially for the AL.

  79. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Thoughts on Jon Jay?

    I feel like he might breakout this season. He reminds me of CarGo Lite. I’m thinking .280 -.290 with close to a 20-20 season, give or take a few hr’s or steals, and about 80 runs and rbi.

    Agree? Taking the over or under those projos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Under, under…

    • J-Birdis says:
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      @joe from point pleasant, Agree with Grey completely.

      You are probably right on average, but over on everything else. Jay is having a great start, but you’re looking at 10-15 HRs/SBs at best… closer to 60-70 runs and maybe 50-60 RBIs. That is where I’d put him watching him every day as Cards fan.

      • joe from point pleasant says:
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        @J-Birdis,

        Thanks guys! Appreciate the input. I might make an add on him for now while he’s hot anyway.

  80. cheese says:
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    H2H Each 12-Team Mixed. Drop Colby Rasmus? Have Swisher, Gardner, De Aza, Span, Jon Jay. Not exactly murderer’s row

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him for what?

  81. Brady says:
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    This is odd, but you left David Wright out of your rundown. That “I told you so” following the pinky jam seems so long ago. This weekend he was only 6 for 10 with 5 runs scored, 4 RBIs, and 2 stolen bases. I’m so glad that this site prompted me to not draft him. My team batting average is .420 so his .397 would just drag me down.

    Also Curtis granderson was 4 for 11 with 2 HR (one off a lefty), 4 RBIs, 4 runs scored, leaving him seven HRs in front of Giancarlo.

    Don’t be afraid to mix in nonrazzball favorites. We’re all aware. Good luck to all who drafted Stanton, McCuth, and latos…I’m sitting pretty with Grandy, wright, & Hamilton…..”I TOLD YOU SO!”

    • Tony says:
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      @Brady, im not a fan of stanton or mccutch in the formats i play in, but i also wouldn’t be bragging about wright, hammy, and grandy…. dont u feel like with those players pasts, you might be jinxing them? hammy left last nights game with a back issue…. haha, 4 weeks in we can say one thing, 10 weeks, 20 weeks in we’ll see….

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Brady,

      I’m looking for your pre-season post wherein you told Grey/Razzball/et al that Granderson, Wright, and Hamilton were all going to be healthy, must-own, top draft picks. My google cache must be off. Can you re-post the link? Thanks.

  82. the grate one says:
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    keeper league trade questions:

    1. jennings or bautista
    2. stanton or bautista
    3. matt moore and corey hart/bautista
    4. greys mustache or bautista

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings, Stanton, Moore, Stache

  83. captainpyper says:
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    @grey, traded Morales for Edwin first week of the season in my RCL. You get half the credit because you said to trade Morales. I get the other half for E² and Cabrera having the same stat line (+4 steals for Edwin!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade!

    • J-Birdis says:
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      @captainpyper, Hey Pyper! I’m the guy who had your back when someone was foolishly crying to veto that deal. I admitted I thought you were losing the deal, but that it was a fair one. You are definitely proving me wrong there. Well done. That being said… I’m still beating you. }=)

      • joshua pyper says:
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        @J-Birdis, Ah! How can someone have 90+ points and still be down 10 points to the leader?!? 104 was just downright silly…

        • J-Birdis says:
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          @joshua pyper, WAS downright silly? You mean IS downright silly. I’m at 104 and holding, Captain. Ha!

  84. shibboleth says:
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    my team… it hurts… any of these shmohawks better than Bourjos in an OBP+SLG league?

    Niewenhausuisaus
    Saunders
    Alex Gonzalez
    Sweeney
    Francouer
    Bogusevic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neuwenhuis

  85. Eric Riptide says:
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    @Anyone that cares, I play in a league that uses 1 catcher, and apart from the standard 5 hitting categories there are 2 more cats.: Doubles+Triples and Walks.

    I have Arencibia (yuck), Saltalamacchia, Thole, Hundley, and A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers. Ellis is 2nd in the majors in BB’s to only Santana, and he’s hitting .288. He also has a homer which proves he has a modicum of pop.

    I am currently starting A.J. Ellis for the upcoming week (weekly starts league.) Is this a big mistake considering my other options?

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Eric Riptide, If you start only one catcher, why do you own 5 guys? Seems like a waste of roster spots for such a thin position. I think you’re best off with Salty, IMO. But I also think you could drop a catcher and look for other options on waivers.

      • Eric Riptide says:
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        @Poo Holes, We have 11 teams, 30 roster spots per team, and we can keep 3 minor-league guys and 3 injured guys.

        I have Berkman and Cliff Lee in injured spots, so two catchers will be gone as soon as those two are healthy again. Trust me, there’s not much on waivers anyway.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Eric Riptide, Why do you have 5 catchers in a league that starts 1?

      • Eric Riptide says:
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        @Chunk, We have 30 roster spots. I won’t keep that many catchers for long, trust me. I’m holding them until one emerges as viable.

        • Eric Riptide says:
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          @Eric Riptide, My question, Chunk, was who to start. If I had asked if I owned too many catchers, I would have known the answer. The answer is yes. I asked who the best option would be. You decided to just sort of be insulting.

          I addressed my question to anyone that cared. You don’t seem to care about me question but cared enough to question my roster.

          Thanks…for nothing.

          • stumanji says:
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            @Eric Riptide, I think you should start the 1 guy that you keep after dropping your other 4 catchers.

            • Eric Riptide says:
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              @stumanji, that was quite snide, yet not at all helpful. Is this a forum for fantasy talk and advice, or a vehicle to act like a total jerk? You could have at least answered the question instead of sticking your nose into affairs of which you have no knowledge, such as size of the league, roster size, etc. You seem like a classic troll.

    • chata says:
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      @Eric Riptide,

      hundley .
      in my mind , it’s not even close .
      ron popeil him .

  86. crock says:
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    Which side do you like better miggy/kelly johnson or cano/hosmer?

    • Kaiser Soze says:
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      @crock, I like the Hosmer side

    • Chunk says:
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      @crock, I like the Miggy side

  87. Bean says:
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    Our hope is that Stanton figures out that it is much easier to jog around the bases and that the balls are supposed to go OVER the lime green fence. Bruce, Stanton……..things are becoming right in the baseball universe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully…

  88. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Which side do you like: Brandon Phillips/Brandon League for Edwin Encarnacion/Craig Kimbrel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel

  89. Kaiser Soze says:
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    Rank for 2012? Rasmus, Harper, Boesch

    • Kaiser Soze says:
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      @Kaiser Soze, + Moustakas, Cody Ross

  90. Combo says:
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    Pick this weeks Hot Shmotato for my UTIL spot. Cody Ross, Logan Morrison, Nolan Reimold, Adam Lind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold

  91. Chunk says:
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    Alcides Escobar or Alexei? for MI in RCL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  92. Goose says:
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    6×6 OBP league that counts holds and TBs.

    which side?

    LoMo/Hector Santiago for David Robertson/Tabata.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrison

  93. 2qbn says:
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    As closers I have Guerra, Motte, Jansen, H-Rodriguez(have Storen on my DL). Thornton was just dropped and Downs available. drop Guerra and use waiver for Thornton? Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for right now…

  94. Jon says:
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    Capuano over Cahill?

    • Jon says:
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      …or Scherzer?

      • the grate one says:
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        @Jon, do you live in nj?

        • Jon says:
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          @the grate one, nope. Pittsburgh.

          • the grate one says:
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            @Jon, ok, you look like my cousin with same name. lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In shallower leagues, sure…

  95. Euroalien says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey!! 12 Team, 5 x 5 Roto…….. Please rank these pitchers as a possible 5th (or 4th if Colon implodes) starter going forward (Other starters Beachy, Gio, Zimmerman & Colon)

    Samardzija, Alvarez, Marcum, Stauffer, Capuano

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Marcum, Capuano…

  96. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep mixed 16-team H2H-5X5 (redraft)

    We start 4 RPs. “Saves cat” is actually SavesX2 + Holds.

    Own Axford, Marshall, Thornton, H-Rod and Scott Downs (and also Sale, who is SP/RP eligible)

    Need a bat. I offered Yonder Alonzo & H-Rod FOR Boesch (he also owns Storen). He countered with Boesch FOR Marshall.

    Accept or I can do better for Marshall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Boesch

  97. GTS says:
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    Parker or Samardzija?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  98. Ethan Stein says:
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    Do you want Cano or Uggla the rest of the year? Thinking of trading Uggla for Cano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Camp

      • Ethan Stein says:
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        @Grey, I assume that is Cano and not a suggestion to take the week off to forget about baseball in the wilderness…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry autocorrect… Cano…

  99. GTS says:
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    Bench Lilly at Coors tomorrow in 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. 12 team mixed 7 keeper league. I have a guy drooling over trout. He wants Trout plus what caliber bat for Stanton?

    Is uggla too much if you have your, er um, bases covered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uggla is too much…

  101. Eddie says:
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    Good stuff, Grey. Please pick two of the following matchups for this week:
    Hochevar @ Det
    Lilly @ Col
    Parker @ Bos
    Samardzija @ Cincinnati
    Hochevar v. NYY

    I’ve got 9 starts to fill, these are the ‘non obvious’ ones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Samard, Parker…

  102. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey. I am sitting on Chacin (not literally) in my 12 Team H2H 6X6 (OPS and Holds). I literally hate this man for what he did to my numbers last week.

    Anyhoo, do I lose him for Capuano or perhaps even Skaggs? I have D. Hudson on the DL which breaks my heart so Skaggs could ease the pain if he gets called up.

    Thanks much Grey and please keep up what you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Capuano…

  103. Jack says:
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    Grey, who do you like better for the rest of the season (yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, roto)?

    Starter: Haren or Cain?

    Closer: Casilla or Marshall?

    • GTS says:
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      @Jack, Cain, Casilla but I’m a Giants fan so I might be biased

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Marshall…

  104. EG says:
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    Drop one of Jonathan Sanchez, Chacin or Bud Norris to pick up Chris Davis (who would sub in for Pujols till he gets his act together)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin

  105. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey,

    12-team, 5×5 H2H,BnY

    I was offered Cutch and James Shields for Jay Bruce and Johnathan Sanchez..

    No brainer?
    Would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BnY… Looks decent, not a no brainier though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brainer… Autocorrect… BnY…

  106. Grey's da man! says:
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    Was offered Andrus for C Santana and Axford. Thoughts? He has R Martin, so could prob get him to include him and Soto and Doumit are on waivers..

    He only has 1 closer. Am i giving up too much?

    My team:
    C: C Santana
    1B: Ike Davis
    2B: Uggla
    3B: Longo
    SS: Alexei
    OF: Cruz
    OF: Braun
    OF: Bruce
    Util: Kirk N
    Util: Span
    Bench: JD Martinez
    DL: Gardner

    SP: Bum
    SP: Gio G
    SP: J Zimm
    SP: A Sanchez
    SP: Garza
    SP: Lynn
    SP: Ubaldo
    SP: Cahill
    SP: Drabek
    RP: Axford
    RP: H Rod
    RP: Casilla
    RP: Rauch
    RP: Perkins
    DL: Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good…

  107. Kaiser Soze says:
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    May have gotten skipped for being dumb and replying to myself.

    Ranking help (non keeper)- Rasmus, Harper, Boesch, Moustakas, Cody Ross

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, Rasmus, Boesch…

  108. Wilsonian says:
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    Marmol or Cordero in a Ks and Ks/9?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marmol

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little when you said that. Ha! And thanks for the reply in the forums. I kinda figured I didn’t have anyone to drop. I’m working on doing some trades but nothing has come up yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  109. Rags says:
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    NL-only and no bench for pitchers: Drop Clayton Richard for Wade Miley or Patrick Corbin? Or not worth it and stand pat. Westbrook is also on the wire but I already have Lohse, Wainwright and Motte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Corbin…

  110. GTS says:
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    Please rank: Bell, Casilla, F-Cordero, H-Rod, Marshall, Jansen, Broxton, when is Closer Look coming out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably in the next day or so…

    • Chunk says:
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      @GTS, Marshall, Casilla, Jansen, Broxton, Bell, H rod, Cordero, but thats just me

  111. Chico says:
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    Rank these available SP’s please! Thanks!!

    Joe Saunders
    Jake Westbrook
    Edinson Volquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Volquez…

  112. bobbo says:
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    Can someone please explain to me why Stanton is batting 6th today and AUSTIN KEARNS is hitting cleanup? How on earth does that make sense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Ozzie’s world…

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey, I do not like this world you speak of… I do not like it one bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @bobbo, I like Castro more than Ozzie.

          • Chunk says:
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            @Grey, Ha!

  113. Carlos says:
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    Who would you rather own for the rest of the season, Harper or Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos, Harper

  114. bean says:
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    Beuhrle imploding in Miami – 4IP, 4ER, 8H (7-0 DBacks)

    Errors are the reason all 7 runs are not his. Happy I offloaded him prior to today but sad I couldnt do the same with Lohse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anyone hit anything good?

      • bean says:
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        @Grey, Ransom Homered, Upton Homered and sprinkling of doubles to spice things up in the Miami outfield. Maybe Stanton is running so much he doesn’t feel like hitting today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • bean says:
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          @bean, Ransom’s shot went 400ft and Upton’s was headed to the snack shack for a hot dog in the pavillion in left.

          The OF grass in Miami looks like our local little league field in August. Stanton slides and leaves a track like he was dragging a sled behind him. Not sure why he is sliding on his knee anyway……doesnt he know I need HRs???

  115. chata says:
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    today’s game is the perfect example of ‘why’ i would never
    roster mark buehrle .
    seems like he always throws at least one “stinker” like this , every year .
    and ozzie will keep sending him back out there , just to get the innings
    out of him .
    8 hits , in 4 innings …. lucky that he’s charged with just 4 er , so far .

  116. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    “Bob Dylan will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom”

    Well that’s a nice step up from Joe Paterno.

    • bean says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Don’t think Paterno ever received one….assuming you are kidding, right?

      Although, not sure who would be less deserving him or Rumsfeld.

        • bean says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, So I am assuming the Senators from Michigan are rescinding their nominations for Delmon Young?

          • peter says:
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            @bean, Ha! Nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bwhahaha

  117. HotRod says:
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    GREY,

    I have been offered Pujols for my Strasburg & Cespedes (non-keeper)

    Strasburg is my ace, and my pitching would be pretty suspect after this. ALso, Cespedes is my #2 Outfielder. So this takes away from my two already weakest spots (SP & OF)…

    Make the deal anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols…

  118. dlcb says:
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    In a deep league, I was offered Marmol for Chapman. Should I take the deal? I’m leaning against it. I desperately need the saves, but Marmol looks like he’s done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now, buddy

  119. Booya says:
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    Looking at Lahair, Luke Scott, or Parra. I’m most in need of power so leaning towards Lahair or Scott…who would you go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott, friend

      • Booya says:
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        @Grey,
        Is Swisher droppable in 12 team league that starts 3 OFs? I already have cyoung and morse on my DL and would need to dump Swisher to grab Scot and fill out my lineupt…I have Pence, Jennings and Morneau in my other two OF and util slot.

        If I don’t drop Swisher I would probably have to dump a middle reliever and hope he comes back this week…what would you do?

  120. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Pick one:

    Jon Jay
    Mark Trumbo
    Nolan Reimold
    Bryan LaHair

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold, pal…

      • joe from point pleasant says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks, bud

  121. Nico says:
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    Would you rather have Parra or Lind in a 12 team mixed roto? I basically have to play one of them for the next week or two while I wait for injured players to come back. Unless someone goes nuts, I don’t expect one of them to stay in my starting lineup. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  122. bats says:
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    Feeling the Stanton pain too.

    B/C Victorino faces Atl & Wsh this week, should I sit him in favor of C. Davis or Reimold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No….

  123. princerudynasim says:
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    Whats up gentlemen……..what do you guys think of Nicasio and Lynnsanity for Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could bite you in the ass but I’d want Latos…

      • joe from point pleasant says:
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        @prince, agree with Grey….

  124. My RCL team is still mired in 8th. The frustrating part is the later picks have for the most part done well but when your 1st 3 picks are all struggling its really rough: I have Bautista, Stanton, and Lee. On the bright side, Tim Hudson coming off the DL, Jansen looks to be paying off as he takes the closer spot (just in time for Frank Squared to get demoted I guess), Cliffly should be back soon, and Stanton and Bautista should start hitting HR’s sometime. Oh and I’m 1st in steals, go Starlin and Desmond.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, my team’s a bit of a mess too in the early going… Cano’s batting third and has 4 RBIs?!

      • @Grey,

        I had noticed we both took Stanton r2 over McCutchen even tho Andrew was higher on your board. I always go for the power guy early, but still kicking myself for rationalizing away the known knee issue.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCutchen hasn’t been much better…

  125. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey…what do you think of offering Stanton, Peavy and Luke Scott for Pujols or Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols, pal….

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Thanks bro. Would you also do the deal for Cano if the Pujols owner turned it down?

  126. charlie batch says:
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    hammel or scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  127. Mike says:
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    Escobar(kc) or hill (az) ROS?
    Need 2b/Ss…..
    Both on waivers in standard league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  128. My My My MY Kuroda says:
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    Markakis was just dropped. Do I drop any of these OF’s for Markakis.

    Kubel/G. Parra/Choo

    Thanks All!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kubel….

    • Wake Up says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Awesome! What the fuck am I doing online? I should be taking some fucking BP!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nice…

  129. HotRod says:
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    Thinking of offering this trade…(12 team non keep)

    Give: Uggla & ARod

    Get: Cano & Ichiro

    Am I giving up enough? Would you make the offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  130. Mike says:
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    Billingsley,detweiller,Floyd,or smyly ROS

    thanks!!!!!

  131. Richie says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side do you like more in this trade? Kendrys Morales/Cody Ross or Jesus Montero/Jason Kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  132. Jake says:
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    Got a couple trades I’d like your opinion on :) 7×6 dynasty with OBP, TB

    1. R. Weeks, Andrus, Axford, 1st & 3rd round for Tulo, 6th & 7th rounders
    2. Gardner for Goldschmidt
    3. Ramos, J. Upton, Strasburg for Giancarlo, C. Santana

    ty and keep up the podcast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus.. Gardner… Upton…

  133. GTS says:
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    Drop Bell for Marshall? Bell sucking it up again today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for Marshall…

  134. Jared says:
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    Give Sandman for Adam Jones? I already have Beltran, Stanton, Hawaiian, and Rios (it’s 3 OF 12 Team H2H) but figure it’s a great deal for value. Do you like it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good

  135. jack says:
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    time to pick up Cishek??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems that way…

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, Just picked him up. They just can’t run Bell out there again. He needs to go to the fat farm for a few months. He’s toast. Mujica could get call but Cischek is way more likely as he has been shut-down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @jack, Ha…. Yup

  136. Eng says:
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    Parnell is ahead of Rauch is my thinking. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with you…

  137. Any Heath Bell Fans Here

    - H. Bell relieved R. Webb
    - J. Upton singled to shallow center
    - J. Upton stole second
    - P. Goldschmidt walked
    - C. Ransom hit by pitch, J. Upton to third, P. Goldschmidt to second
    - G. Parra grounded out to first, J. Upton scored, P. Goldschmidt to third, C. Ransom to second
    - A.J. Pollock hit sacrifice fly to deep center, P. Goldschmidt scored, C. Ransom to third
    - H. Blanco flied out to left
    - End of Inning (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

    His .953 ERA has just gone up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Nice rundown…

  138. jdbus says:
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    I got offered Putz and Fransisco Rodriguez for Mike Adams and Henry Rodriguez in a SV and HLD league. Its a league where most good relievers are taken because of the need for holds. My closers right now are Aceves, Myers, Balfour, Walden, and H-Rod, so it might be nice to have some stability at the closer position. My Hold guys are Boggs, Adams, and Wilhelmsen. It seems like an win for me, but I’m just making sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jdbus, I’d take Putz…

  139. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I’ve noticed recently several teams are seeing their closer warming up, and quickly scoring more runs so it is not a save situation.

  140. Eng says:
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    One more query, Grey, if you’d be so kind: How would you rank Presley, Viciedo, Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Rasmus, Presley…

  141. Eng says:
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    Please chuck Tabata in there too.

  142. Ian says:
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    Grey, I heard that Harper and Trout got called up a day after listening to the most recent podcast and had an idea.

    Can you and Rudy debate on who will be called up first between Trevor Bauer and Shelby Miller next week? Give me a heads up if you do as I want to go pick them both up before the podcast airs.

    Seriously, couldn’t stop laughing when I heard Harper and Trout both got called up a day after hearing last week’s podcast. Keep up the good work sans auto-tuning if possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian, I will do my best…

  143. jaw says:
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    is belt a must own in 10 team mixed leagues at this point? he was just dropped in my league and im thinking of grabbing him to platoon with goldy. i would have to drop cahill (staff is pretty decent i think – price, stras, latos, anibal, morrow, parker, minor, myers, aceves, putz, marshall, thornton)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, A must own? Why?

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey, maybe must own wasnt the best way to put it. should he be owned in 10 team leagues with huff on the DL for his upside/chance he runs away with the starting 1b role and would you drop cahill for him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @jaw, Nope

  144. HotRod says:
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    I can afford to give up a CI…

    I give A-Rod, Get F-Her…your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Sounds good.

  145. HotRod says:
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    I also just recently acquired Pujols…

    Would make for a great team name = F-Her Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, HA!

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @HotRod, Sounds like your risking your staff with Leake/Dickey

  146. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    I called it last week Grey. As soon as Krispie, Puma and Hudson all completed the 3 empty spots of my DL, I said, great, Hamilton will probably be injured next week. Well he made it till Sunday. Don’t think a DL stint is needed but my players are going to need some of RW’s devil’s dandruff as my team is flat out sucking ass right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, I hear ya…

  147. bats says:
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    I liked Travolta but Zombino is growing on me.

    Trying to pickup JJ Hardy since Bonifacio is slumping.

    Which bench player would you drop? LaHair, Reimold, C. Davis, or C. Lee.

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bats, Lee

  148. schlitzy says:
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    Bryce’s first hit was a real moon shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, HA!

  149. El Gato says:
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    Someone just offered me David Price for E. Encarnacion in a H2H Points League — gotta say yes right?

    Haven’t smoked this morning so I’m seeing the screen correctly……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Gato, Yup

  150. a1rfann1ng says:
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    should mixed leaguers be paying attention to edison volquez? the Ks are there, in SD, should i add in him in 12 team roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, friend…

  151. EK says:
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    Pls rank for tomorrow:

    Arroyo v CHC
    Cahill @ WAS
    Lilly @ COL
    Doubront v OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill, Doubront…

  152. Jon says:
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    @Grey, do you ever post player rankings throughout the year? This is my first year following the blog so I don’t know if it’s just a pre-draft thing, or something you update.

    Love the site. Great, great stuff day after day.

    • @Jon, Albert Pujols will be ranked at 200 when it comes out

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, I guess I’m thinking of something more predictive (like your pre-season ratings) rather than how have they done so far. Unless I’m reading it wrong or don’t know how to use it… which is entirely possible…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Things change daily… No way to do anything predictive now…

  153. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    Follow up question…

    You said to hold on on Drabek but the walks are really worrying me with whip and k/bb ratio both counted.

    WW features Capuano, Smyly, Volquez, Milone, Norris, Wolf, Parker…

    Still hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Milone…

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @Grey,

        Considering Milone’s next two starts are against stiff competition, who would be the next best for 2 starts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Melvin Emanuel, Volquez at home, Capuano…

  154. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Pick up Bard or hold Bauer? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Hold

  155. TheBravesWear Prado says:
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    Who do you like more Pena or Butler? I have Pena in an OBP league so his BA doesn’t hurt me but I hate his streakiness.

    If I were to move a SP for Butler who would you pick to trade: Lilly, Wandy or Marcum? I’d rank them Marcum, Lilly, Wandy but I’m light on K’s so I think I’d want to keep Wandy and offer Lilly.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler… Those SPs are in order…

  156. Steve says:
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    Grey – pork shoulder is on special at the local food store – gotta be all over that, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh hell yeah!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, mate.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Black Keys coming to NZ…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, You gotta go see them! I’m seeing The Weeknd this, uh, weekend.

  157. vinko says:
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    12 team, no bench, would you drop Scherzer for Milone, or hold?

    • chata says:
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      @vinko,

      there has to be better options .

  158. Steve says:
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    Bah. Youk, Mauer and Heyward (plus Hamilton of course) taking a seat tonight…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Damn

  159. agarthered says:
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    de aza or rasmus going forward?

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @agarthered, I like Rasmus

  160. chata says:
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    yu time .

    no hamilton .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yup

  161. Steve says:
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    Never owned Bautista before, but sure as hell didn’t sign up to this when I drafted him IN THE FIRST ROUND.

    And yeah, the caps are for emphasis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… I’ve still never owned him but he’s not looked great…

  162. Todd says:
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    Drop Balfour for Jansen? (10 teamer 5×5 H2H) Already have Motte/Marshall/Bell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Risky move but could pay off big…

  163. Steve says:
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    So, Delmon Young gets 7 days. Good to see Selig taking a stand against… um, something…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, He seems like he’s took the last few years to do nothing…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Watch him move when someone spits on a ball, though…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, The outrage will be papable. Papable, I tell ye.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, He needs some calming springs.

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Couple of hot-ish schmotatoes on the wire in my 12-team H2H league where OBP counts as well as AVG.

              Would you give any of:

              Chris Davis
              Eric Thames
              Michael Saunders

              a run ahead of Youk at Util for a bit?

  164. letsgobravos says:
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    Whisky Tango Foxtrot Minor!?!?!?!!??!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Ugh… That bad?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Thus far, 4ip, 4ER, 5ks…I posted that after he gave up a 2 run jack to Alevrez on a terrible pitch in the 3rd. 67 pitches through 4 so he has a chance to pitch a few more innings and make it a decent start with a few more Ks.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Through 5 now w/ 7 ks and no additional runs. 80 pitches. Would be nice to get 2 more clean innings and a couple more Ks.

  165. Steve says:
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    Pedro Alvarez. Good heavens.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, And every time I go to check if a player is available, royce! has him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Here’s the curve, here’s royce!

  166. agarthered says:
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    Drabek looking good tonight so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @agarthered, All season…

      • agarthered says:
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        @Grey, yeah worried about the walks, but the k potential is excellent. Think I may just pick him up as my sixth starter.

  167. Steve says:
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    Ugh. Up against Worley and Buchholz this week. Booo!

  168. letsgobravos says:
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    Good thing we all listened to grey and sat Milone…he’s getting shelled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, When in doubt, sit vs. Yanks and Red Sox…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, I would have sat him without you telling me to…haha. My opponent has 7 2 start guys this week and I only have 4 so no reason to risk my ratios on a dangerous game like that.

  169. Junior Ortiz says:
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    I apologize for the Fowler thing. I finally got over my long-duration FantsCrush on him, even though I knew it would lead to his inevitable raking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Junior Ortiz, No need to apologize.

    • Feeding the Abscess

      Feeding the Abscess says:
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      @Junior Ortiz, He only hits at home. He’s unrosterable on the road.

  170. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Encarnacion hit by Darvish; homers next time up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Now it’s getting good!

  171. chata says:
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    don’t understand why the A’s didn’t wait until tomorrow
    to start milone .

    come on .
    mayday milone back in fenway ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha!

  172. herschel says:
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    Evan Longoria left Monday’s game with an apparent left knee injury after sliding into second base on a stolen base attempt.
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times notes that Longoria grabbed the inside of his left knee after the slide before walking off the field gingerly. We’ll update his status when more is known. Elliot Johnson replaced Longo at third base.

    Anyone see it?

    • Steve says:
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      @herschel, Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Steve says:
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      @herschel, According to friend-of-Razzball Jason Collette on Twitter, it didn’t look too bad, more uncomfortable than anything else.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Hopefully…

  173. anarchy burger says:
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    trade question
    5×5 15 team mixed
    i trade lilly for his ramos. ramos would take g sotos place. i have extra sps so dealing a starter isn’t that big of a deal but i’m thinking i’m giving up to much. should i hold???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @anarchy burger, Sounds fine…

  174. Jon says:
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    Sonovabench! I know his night’s not over yet so it could get ugly before it’s all said and done, but Drabek’s looked great. 8 Ks (!) through 5.

    Pretty sure I will be starting him Saturday in Anaheim, and thank you, Grey, for telling me to trade for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, No problem…

  175. Wilsonian says:
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    E-5 and Pedro with homers again. Hopefully they can keep it up and continue to out homer Pujols, Stanton and Bautista combined.

  176. Poo Holes says:
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    Tommy Milone……c’mon man.

  177. letsgobravos says:
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    Shit Minor…fucking 6 runs against the Pirates is absolutely ridiculous. 2 2 runs homers. Only saving grace is the 9 K’s, but still a disastrous start against such a horrible offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Yeah, not great…

  178. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Fucking sweet! Milone and Minor both my starters tonight putting me in a 12 ER hole. Excuse me while I go stick my head in an oven!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Ha

  179. Schlitzy says:
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    Love the addition of “friend,” “buddy” and “pal” after some of your answers. Nice touch, friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, No problem, buddy…

  180. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Make that 13 in the hole. Glad that fucking douchbag Youk is playing tonight as he was starting according to Yahoo. Amazing he is 0/0!

  181. Dan Rydell says:
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    Is this week from Pedro Alvarez him finally getting it together? Just a hot streak? Worth dropping Danny Espinosa for him? I was all in last year and a little gun shy this go round…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan Rydell, Can grab him…

  182. Steve says:
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    Holy Mike Minor. Sat Milone in a 14-teamer, should have sat him too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, ugly…

  183. Grey's da man! says:
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    Nishek already gone in my league. Pick up Mujica? I know I constantly post about closers but I only have one on one team, and Drew Stubbs just got traded for C Perez straight up lol. Every back up and next in line guy seems to be owned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Go for it…

  184. letsgobravos says:
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    Fuck you Mike Minor. 7 runs allowed against the Pirates is beyond pathetic. Also, fuck you to Fredi Gonzalez for sending Minor back out for the 7th when he was already around 100 pitches and had given up 6 runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Ugh

  185. Turk Wendell says:
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    LaHair strikes again

  186. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Owning Campana is so much fun. Walk, steals second, scores on a single.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Feeding the Abscess, Agreed… Been about the only fun I’ve had on my RCL so far…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Feeding the Abscess, I said earlier that I was thinking about putting him on my 8 team team, just for a couple starts a week. I’d probably win steals every week.

      Little known fact: he’s a cancer survivor.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Really?

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Grey, yeah. Had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a kid. From ages 7-10. Cubs fan here, saw it on a show on CSN.

  187. tom says:
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    So if the tigers’ rotation holds, it looks like Smyly’s next 6 starts could be vs.CHW, @SEA, @CHW, vs.PIT, @MIN…could be in for a big month…

    • tom says:
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      @tom, aand they are rained out tonite…scratch that….

  188. nightpandas says:
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    2 of Milone, Cahill, Miller or Skaggs?

    1 of Guerra, Cishek, Rauch, Parnell?

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas, 7 keepers, 15 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Milone, Cahill, Guerra…

  189. Schlitzy says:
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    Try to swap bautista for votto or hold Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Sure

  190. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Being up against Worley, Buchholz and Minor doesn’t seem so bad all of a sudden.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’ll throw this one back down here…

        Couple of hot-ish schmotatoes on the wire in my 12-team H2H league where OBP counts as well as AVG. Looks like I may need to move Youk from Util to 3B, which of the following would you grab for Util?

        Chris Davis
        Eric Thames
        Michael Saunders

        Thanks, mate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Davis

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Torii just went deep again, and is getting kinda hot himself. Still Davis over him?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, O, and Alvarez is there too.

            So, Davis, Hunter or Alvarez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Go with Hunter

  191. paulzone says:
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    limited transactions, can’t stream. ride out the early season shit storm or would you swap any of my current sp’s for the fa’s below?

    current sp’s: latos, morrow, sanchez, wainwright, sale, minor, hudson (DL)

    fa sp’s: saunders, colon, miley, milone, floyd, capuano, smyly, drabek, wesbrook, vargas, bass

    • chata says:
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      @paulzone,

      drabek over minor .
      may have to sit drabek on the road vs some of the better offenses ,
      but look what minor did tonight .
      don’t think that farrell would allow drabek to be mistreated like that .

      • chata says:
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        @chata,

        for the record ,
        i like farrell as a manager .
        his experience , as a pitching coach , gives him wider vision .

  192. Thrilla says:
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    Grey,

    Can I lose Lind for Campana in a 12-team H2H league? I need steals

    J. Montero
    B. Butler
    D. Uggla
    B. Lawrie
    H. Ramirez
    R. Braun
    J. Bruce
    Util: B. Harper

    A. Pagan
    A. Lind

    Is my lineup… it’s power-heavy (like that’s ever a problem, HA!) and I need the SBs and runs. Could also lose Strop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thrilla, Lose Strop…

      • Thrilla says:
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        @Grey, Roger that.

  193. letsgobravos says:
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    One of my teams is batting 1/20 w/ a 9+ ERA today…score!!!

  194. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Lynn, Cahill, Minor

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, And Marcum would be ahead of all of them, correct?

      • Grey

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

  195. nightpandas says:
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    ruiz over hundley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Yup

  196. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    Hey pal,

    Bard (with possible closing duties as well), Drabek, Smyly, Milone.

    Is that the order you see them as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cahhhhh-stanza, Nope

  197. Grey's da man! says:
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    Kirk N over Rasmus?

    • Grey

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

  198. Steve says:
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    And Juan Carlos Oviedo’s suspension is now extended to 8 weeks. He should have just assaulted someone and called them a name. He’d be back playing in a jiffy.

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      now , that’s funny .

      • chata says:
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        @ Steve :

        noticed that “chefs without kitchens” visited your maori .
        one guy had to go eel-catching in a small stream .

        but , you DO have some killer eels , over there .
        saw another show , where those eel were ripping apart flesh ,
        like a pack of wolves , in some remote lake .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Nice!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Ha, thanks, but it actually came from your friend and mine, Jason Collette, who’s getting a ton of coverage here today.

  199. letsgobravos says:
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    Baby Jesus with a homer! Pretty crazy seeing production coming from the C position. Did a double take to see if it was real…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Ha!

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @letsgobravos, In case it wasn’t mentioned already, Olivo strained his groin, so Jesus could be getting some extra work behind the plate now. Here’s hoping he gets 5 more starts real soon.

  200. prezii says:
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    Seriously, two starts in a row bud norris has pretty much dominated through the first 6-7 innings and just completely fell apart.. pitch count was gravy and all.. still a good outing but he coulda gone 9 both starts if he didnt have that late inning where he forgets how to pitch. He needs to just keep goin rite at em instead of nibblin around in the late innings when HOU is up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prezii, Yup

  201. Steve says:
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    Oh Bobby V – are you sure you want Aceves out there in an 11-6 game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Probably hoping for an injury…

  202. Howie says:
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    @Grey: Minor got crushed tonight by the Bucs. Figures as I added him last week. Would you still rate him ahead of Wandy and Lance Lynn the rest of the way in a 4×4 Roto? How about Lilly or even Chapman???

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howie, Lynn, Minor…

  203. paulzone says:
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    how bad was longo’s injury? anyone see it?

    • prezii says:
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      @paulzone, didnt lookkk bad but his reaction was pretty bad. looked like a hammy

      • prezii says:
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        @prezii,

        • prezii says:
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          Stupid phone.. confirmation on longos injury is “left knee soreness”. He’ll be re evaluted tomorrow

  204. beardcrabs says:
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    who’s next in line after Heath…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @beardcrabs, Cishek

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey, gracias… how long is Heath’s leash and would you drop Presley (bench bat, RCL) for Cishek…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @beardcrabs, Drop him

  205. Steve says:
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    Gah, Wieland. It was all going so well.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, C’mon Johnny – stay with it…

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Of course I’m up against Braun this week (sad face)

  206. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Hey buddy, need a SS fill-in for a week. Whom out of these should that be? Cozart, Escobar, Andino, Scutaro? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Cozart

  207. The Burghler says:
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    12 team 7×7 with ops & ks

    Been playing revolving door at ss all season, trying to pick one and stick with them. Who do you like best between the following for the rest of the season…

    Peralta
    Desmond
    Cozart
    Aybar
    A. Escobar
    Lawrie

    • The Burghler says:
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      @The Burghler,

      Lowrie not Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Burghler, Cozart

  208. Grey's da man! says:
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    is hayward a big dropoff from pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not huge

      • prezii says:
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        @grey’s da man!, Pence could be a drop off from Heyward come seasons end.

  209. Wilsonian says:
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    I can’t believe I’m asking this, but drop Reimold (who’s ice cold) for:

    Alvarez (this upsets me to ask)
    Joyce
    Dunn
    LaHair
    Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaHair

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, that’s what I was LaThinking. Thanks, pal.

        • Feeding the Abscess

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          @Wilsonian, Fair warning, LaHair’s BABIP is over .500. Howeva, he’s gonna get three games in Cincy and three at home this week, so there’s that, too. Can’t inflate that BABIP if you hit it out of the park!

          • chata says:
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            @Feeding the Abscess,

            “Can’t inflate that BABIP if you hit it out of the park!”

            ???

            • Feeding the Abscess

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              @chata, Homeruns aren’t a part of BABIP’s calculation

  210. nick m. says:
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    Parra, Pagan, or Campana for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Unless you just want steals then Campana…

  211. B.o.B says:
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    Braun HR #2 on the day…an absolute missle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Nice!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, No. Not nice.

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, Finally another Padres fan!

          • Steve says:
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            @royce!, Hah! More of a Wieland fan, actually. Rally them for me, royce!

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, Very nice! Now let’s get Aramis on track. Speaking of Aramis, is there a term for a player that really sucks or you just can’t stand having on your team but you know you can’t drop nor trade him? You’re just stuck with the schmohawk. If not I just like to call them Aramis Ramirezes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @B.o.B, Ha… I hear ya… I own him too. Can’t do anything with him except watch him be miserable.

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Grey, And now after a 2 run triple by Braun in the 9th, Aramis strands him at 3rd ending him with a solid 0/5 night and .214 season batting avg.

        • Oxford Comma says:
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          @B.o.B, a “Youk” or “Turd” is what I call em.

  212. royce! says:
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    Braun’s last HR was a blast… upper deck of the Western Metal Supply Building, and in a hurry. Enberg displayed his thorough physics knowledge by wishing that the building wouldn’t have gotten in the way so that the HR’s distance could have been measured. Of all of baseball’s broadcasters, I would have thought that he would understand how to measure a HR’s distance, considering that he is basically Newton’s contemporary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha! Baseball broadcasters aren’t smart? C’mon!

  213. Wake Up says:
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    Looks like the Zombies rose up to eat Milone’s brain! (They’re still gonna hit at home)…(unfortunately)…(I hate defending the Sawx)…

    PS (Because I hate the Sawx)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, I hear ya…

  214. Grey's da man! says:
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    Cahill or Minor? Toss up?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Minor all the way.

  215. prezii says:
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    Lool@ kemp having more bombs than the cubs whole lineup..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prezii, Seriously? Ha!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @prezii, what’s worse is that he has more than Pujols, Stanton, Bautista, McCutchen, Uggla, and Wright combined!

      • prezii says:
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        yeah lol either pathetic on the cubs/pujols/stanton/etc etc parts, or kemp is just a friggin manimal. Ridiculous! 50 bombs looks reachable when hes hittin the first pitch he sees for an opposite field jack….

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Wilsonian, more HR than San Diego now as well

        • prezii says:
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          @B.o.B, yep.. but that park.. they get SOMEWHAT of a pass. Plus that lineup is the ugly duckling of the mlb.

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Wilsonian, Or you can say he’s got more HR than Bautista, Pujols, Votto, Cano, A Gon, J Upton, McCutchen and Stanton all combined…that’s 8 1st/2nd rounders!

  216. John says:
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    Drop Kelly Johnson for Craig?

    Drop bard for Bauer if/ when he gets called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John, Hold… Sure…

  217. nick m. says:
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    Olivo to DL. Does this mean Montero gets C eligibility faster in ESPN leagues? Within 2 weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Yup… Within a week…

  218. Cole says:
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    ok ok ok, I know Minor got crushed tonight. that happens to every pitcher now and then, but take solace in the 9k’s. its better than starting jamie garcia on an off night when he has the same line but with 2k’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, Return tomorrow for all the comments I’m gonna get about wanting to drop him…

  219. Steve says:
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    I know you’re not a fan, but take Jerome Williams for a spin at home against the Twins tomorrow?

    Or do you prefer Hughes v BAL?

    • prezii says:
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      @Steve, neither of those are very attractive. If you can, try to wait a couple days.. couple good streamers later in the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I agree with prezii.

  220. B.o.B says:
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    Braun HR #3!!!!!

    • prezii says:
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      @B.o.B, wow. Maybe that piss transporter didnt fill the cup up with testosterone LOL

      • prezii says:
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        Did*

        • B.o.B says:
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          @prezii, first 3 HR game in the history of Petco (I believe this is the 8th season)…but that’s not surprising at all, just an interesting factoid

          • prezii says:
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            @B.o.B, i hit three outta petco a while ago with mike stanton on mlb the show 12… Does that count?? =D but in all seriousness.. im impressed.

            • B.o.B says:
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              @prezii, I wish my fantasy teams could be based off my ps3 stats!

              • prezii says:
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                @B.o.B, yeah me too.. had lorenzo cain on the team and he was hittin tators and swipin bags…. If it only transpired to real life =[

  221. Steve says:
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    Jesus, Braun.

    Make it stop. Already had to go against Hamilton and Kemp this season.

    (in the interests of disclosure, my opponent had to face Bruce and CarGo last week ;-) )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, You’re getting each of them in their biggest week too aren’t you? (Well, every week has been huge for Kemp and Hamilton.)

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, (sob) That’s how it feels (sob).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, That’s how it seems too…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Even Maybin is killing me today.

  222. stumanji says:
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    Random question for anybody that knows: Does Billy Butler ever play 1B during intraleague play, or will I have to wait until interleague play in June?

    If I could get five 1B starts out of him and slide him to CI, that would be swell.

  223. jack says:
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    Gotta say, for someone in a keeper league with weekly lineups and limited pickups (10 for year up from 4 historically), this frenetic ADDing and dropping of players who might have hit a bit of a cold streak (Reimold 4 for 20 after crushing for two weeks, drop!!!) seems more like a video game than roto. Yeah I’ve been playing longer than many of you have been alive …

    • 3FingersBrown says:
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      @jack, I guess it all depends on your league format…

  224. Steve says:
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    Fuck off Braun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 3FingersBrown says:
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      @Steve, Seriously. That looked to me like a called third strike to Tony Plush before Braun came up… wishful thinking.

    • prezii says:
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      @Steve, And a triple just to push the dagger deeper on monday… Wat a game. Sorry bro.

      • stumanji says:
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        @prezii, Oh, just your everyday 3.800 OPS game…

        • prezii says:
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          @stumanji, Lol!!!! Yeah, no big deal rite? He did sumthin that hasnt been done since 1975…. Just another day at the office for Ryan Gone!

  225. DasPeck says:
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    I assume we’ll be hearing about the San Diego Jew in the morning.

  226. Steve says:
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    Grey – may need a sub 3B in H2H (AVG + OBP) if Youk can’t go again tomorrow. Hottest available guys are :

    Lowrie
    Davis
    Liddi
    Alvarez
    Betemit

    Who ya got?

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