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David Price is one of the most interesting pitchers right now.  Snooze!  Okay, Random Italicized Voice, I’ll try not make this too boring.  No, I thought I heard an alarm and was yelling for it to snooze.  Oh, okay.  So–  Snooze!  You’re not hearing an alarm!  Maybe it’s your voice, Random High-Pitched Voice!  Snooze!  So, Price’s K/9 and BB/9 are at 10+ and sub-1.  He should be a top five pitcher with those numbers.  It’s not rocket surgery that if you’re striking out ten guys per nine innings and walking less than one guy good things will happen.  This isn’t like when your mom says if you’re good to people, good things will happen back to you, cause I’m pretty sure any millionaire will tell you that’s a crock.  The odd thing is not enough good things have happened to Price.  See, Mom!  Price’s ERA is at 3.93 on the year.  That couldn’t be further from what is going on.  Right now, he’s having the best season of his career from a strictly peripheral sense.  This is all happening while his fastball velocity continues to fall.  It doesn’t add up like Joan from Mad Men being married to that guy that looks like a young Jeff Goldblum only geekier.  As each great start happens like yesterday’s — 8 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks — it’s going to make it harder to buy Price low, but I would.  Snooze!  Ugh, I hate you.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jake McGee – 1 IP, o ER and his first save.  Ah, I see what Joe Maddon was doing the other day when he pitched Grant Balfour for two and a third innings for the save.  He was trying to get him injured or have him blow the game.  Balfour didn’t comply so Maddon just went with McGee on Sunday.  So, either the Rays are in a closer-by-committee or Balfour will be called on to save the next game from the 1st inning on.

Jose Veras – Astros brought him back on a minor league deal.  This isn’t like Vlad Guerrero signing a one-day deal with the Angels to retire.  And not just because Veras doesn’t have the knees of Mama from Mama’s Family.

Jose Altuve – Expected to return on Tuesday.  Altuve said, “I want to help the club.  It stinks to sit on the bench, plus the equipment manager threw out all the phone books, so I can’t even see anything.”

Matt Dominguez – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Seriously, does he hit homers any day but on Sunday?  Acquiring minds and all.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  He was in this past Friday’s Buy, and Dexter’s been killing balls like they’re serial killers.

R.A. Dickey – Left his start early with groin tightness. Well, you are a Dickey.

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-4, hitting .285 as he sits on zero homers.  He’s been possessed by The Ghost of Ben Revere!

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Chris Tillman 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks) in a matchup of “Oh, Man, Do I Have To Stream Them?”

Trevor Plouffe – To the DL with an oblique strain.  Plouffe goes the oblique!

Joe Mauer – 2-for-4, 1 run, raising his average to .261.  Watch out now, only forty points off Kurt Suzuki’s pace!

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, hitting over .300 in the last week and he homered on Friday.  Big weekend for Escobar, too bad for every hit he gets someone is murdered in Medellín to celebrate.  It’s an old custom that no one wants to question.  Well, murder is the least of our worries, we got fantasy leagues to win and Escobar is a hot schmotato.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.03.  I liked him in the preseason, but he’s been flat-out terrible with his peripherals and I wouldn’t go anywhere near him.  Scary thing is Porcello’s been better than Verlander.  I should try to do a roundup where I end every pitcher blurb with an allusion to how awful Verlander’s been.

Corey Kluber – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks.  Still better than Verlander!

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .322 on the year.  With Jason Kipnis (1-for-4) and Carlos Santana (3-for-5) having off years and Asdrubal going on his second or third off year, Brantley got the three-hole in the lineup and ran with it.  He’s not a sell high candidate either; he looks like he can keep up exactly what he’s been doing.  Me likey.

Brandon Workman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, raising his ERA to 2.88.  Better than Verlander–  Okay, I’ll stop.  Workman’s still around that of a streamer, and he doesn’t tantalize me.  Maybe it’s his blue-collar approach, maybe it’s looking at clasps and straps all day that have me desensitized, but have no interest in Bra-Workman.

Stephen Drew – 2-for-4 and his 1st steal.  Was watching this game and when it was time for Drew to bat, they said “Drew up.”  And I thought, “Vomit indeed.”

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .340, hitting over .400 in the last week.  Holt schmotato!

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.83.  His peripherals suggest it’s all smoke and mirrors, and due to the backlash magicians get for revealing their secrets, I will leave it at that.  And leave Duffy on waivers.

Mike Moustakas – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer in the last two days.  I’d be lying to you if I said I haven’t picked him up in one league, and I am lying.  I’ve picked him up in two leagues.  I’m ugly, don’t look at me!

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last 8 games.  I picked Hosmer after Sky dropped him, and Hosmer’s homer pushed me over Sky’s team in homers.  Some kind of karmic thing happening there that I’m probably ruining by pointing out.  Stupid hard to understand karma!  Now I probably have to nurse a butterfly back to health in Malaysia to put myself right with the world.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  That’s it, Sal, do the right thing and put some extra mozzarella on that motherf***er and sh*t!  Radio Raheem insists on it.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting over .300 in the last week with no power or speed, and hasn’t really contributed much of that all season.  Do think he can get hot, and he’s owned in less than 50% of leagues, so I’m like a cyclops with a monocle on him.

Travis Wood – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.48 and his xFIP is also 4.48, which is as rare as winning the lottery while on vacation in North Korea, and the lottery forces you to stay in North Korea and use the winnings to buy WMDs from Iran and throw parties with the taxidermied Kim Jong-il and Edward Snowden.  “Have you tried the puppy chow, Kim?”  That’s Snowden talking with stuffed Jong-il.

Neil Ramirez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save, lowering his ERA to 1.06 and WHIP to 0.76.  2nd save this weekend and 3rd save since the last one by Hector Rondon, who is battling elbow issues.  Hector Rondon could be getting Pipp’d, which isn’t to say I have Great Expectations about him, but as in Wally Pipp, baseball’s Valerie Harper, which makes Neil Ramirez Sandy Duncan, so don’t stand on Neil’s left side, he won’t see you.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, raising his average to .281.  Castro’s settled into a solid if unspectacular option, which so far this year has been better than not solid but could be spectacular from Jean Segura.

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now that’s how you return from a three-month DL stint.  I am looking in your general direction, Taijuan Walker, if you ever want to return.

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Lettuce rejoice for the strong bean!

Todd Frazier – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer.  So, Frazier was the late, sleeper third baseman to draft.  Got it.   Cheers!

Ryan Ludwick – 4-for-5, 2 runs.  Hitting over .350 in the last week and has two homers in the last ten days.  I’m slightly worried that if I call him a hot schmotato and say to pick him up, then he’ll get benched for Skip Schumaker or something else as asinine.  So, I like him in daily leagues where you can switch him out if he gets benched, but you need to watch his playing time.

Marco Estrada – 5 IP, 5 ER vs. Mike Leake (5 IP, 4 ER) in a matchup of “Two Guys That You Own In Fantasy That Makes Your Leaguemates Think You’re In A Coma.”  That’s why they sent you flowers.  No homo.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Has two hits in four of his last five games, hitting near-.450 in the last week, and he talked to his dad for Father’s Day for 20 minutes, which is almost twice as long as his sister, Vespa.  Good week all around.

Josh Rutledge – 1-for-1, 1 RBI as a pinch hitter.  Rutledge sat out yesterday because Walt Weiss just doesn’t want me to have anything nice.  This is between Weiss and me and I’m sorry I’ve involved all of you.  I just need to interrupt Weiss’s next interview with a coconut to his melon.

Troy Tulowitzki – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th home run.  Unfortunately, to get him to not have a broken toe after he injured it on Friday, I had to sell my soul.  That’s why I now have a dead-eyed stare like old, way-too-buff Madonna.

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  Someone get Kirstie Alley on the phone because one time full-figured, then skinny, then full-figured again, then skinny again, then ‘you know they’re going to be full-figured’ again is making a comeback.

Garrett Richards – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Braves.  The vs. Braves is key, of course, but Richards does have a 2.87 ERA on the year, and should be owned in every league.  He’s not that far off in his peripherals from what his ERA should be.  His K/9 is 8.9 and his BB/9 is 3.08.  Just off elite, but still usable, which sounds like a tag line for the world’s worst escort agency.  We’re not Elite, but we are usable.

Erick Aybar – 1-for-2 with his 5th homer, but left the game with a sore left hip.  Sometimes when my Cougar and I dress up in Civil War reenactment garb, she gets a sore left hip from the heavy adornments.  I just rub that ailment out with some sesame oil.  The preceding was also on my application for Extreme Cougar Wives.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Au Shizz!

Miguel Montero – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  With Montero and Mesoraco, I’ve now owned two of the top five catchers this year in my RCL and dropped them.  All of you are rubbing off on me and now I can’t stop picking my own catcher scab!

Gerrit Cole – Could rejoin the Pirates rotation soon.  I wonder if he’s sharing an Uber with Colby Rasmus.

Vance Worley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks.  Worley had one great two-thirds of a season in the majors with the Phillies in 2011, then looked washed up for a few years until reevaluating what he should be doing with his life.  Not trying to marry Martha Raye, because she’s dead, but trying to be finer with his control.  Worley checkmated the control problem in the minors this year with a 8.4 K/9 and a sub-1 walk rate.  Now, this isn’t an ad for Worley, but maybe a legitimate ad-Vance.  If he can continue that in the majors, he could be a sneaky mixed league starter, but for now, I don’t trust him and would only look at him in NL-Only leagues.  Talk about walking you up to the edge of the cliff with the bungee harness, then telling you to go ahead and I’ll see you at the bottom, huh?

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Haven’t really heard much about this guy?  Must be a rookie or something.

Henderson Alvarez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I streamed him in my RCL league, and, looking at the Stream-o-Nator, I plan on it again in five days.  Am I saying this so someone else picks him up?  Well, I can’t give away all my tricks, which is actually the tag line for the worst escort agency.  That’s much worse than the one above.

Rafael Furcal – 2-for-5, 1 run, but left the game early because his grand kids were in town for Father’s Day.  For those who have read my e-book know that I was raised by my grandparents, so I called my grandfather for Father’s Day and he’s now dating some woman who is like ten years his junior, but is still in her seventies.  She just had some operation that requires her to have home care come in and bathe her, and my grandfather is furious because he thinks the nurse is a lesbian and getting off on bathing his girlfriend.  I had to hear him say how it’s disgusting the nurse is rubbing down his girl’s dirty doorknobs.  And now you’re as scarred as I am.  You’re welcome!

Christian Yelich – To the DL with a lower back strain.  Isn’t he like fifteen years too young for back problems?  Come on, he’s out with chicken pox, isn’t he?

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  You can’t kill a Zombino, you can only walk around in a refrigerator box and hope he doesn’t see you.

Jesse Chavez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks and out of the game after 87 pitches.  That whole thing about him not going deep into games is still true, but I’m not sure how much it matters since his ERA is 2.93.

Coco Crisp – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Watch out, because Coco Crisp gets about as hot as any player.  Cerealiously.

Derek Norris – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .305, as he platoons with Jaso.  Even if Derek weren’t hitting at all, he’d still be better than the Netflix show with the same name.  Never found Gervais unwatchable before, but wow is that terrible.

Brad Snyder – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Has power, but won’t hit for a high average.  You know, Snyder’s just taking it one day at a time.

Kyle Seager – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Hey, look at that, he fogged up the mirror below his nose.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp slurp!

Daisuke Matsuzaka – Left yesterday’s game after one inning with an upset stomach.  That’s the last time Dice-K eats Vic Black’s homemade chimichangas prior to the game.

Jenrry Mejia – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 7th save.  I guess the only back issues he has now are the old Playboys.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  He’s hitting .229 and leadoff, which I can’t completely fault Terry Collins for.  He is attempting to get fired after all.

Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 7 Ks vs. the Mess on Saturday.  I love how after each of his strikeouts, he shouts out, “Talk to the Hahn, cause the ears don’t care!”  It adds a certain panache the game is missing.  He’ll get the Mariners on Thursday in Petco and I could see streaming him there, but it is very risky.  His velocity is decent (92+ MPH), his ERA in Double-A was 2.11, but he is a bit wild and raw, and that’s why Jim Bakker liked Hahn so much.

Ian Kennedy – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks, raising his ERA to 3.72.  Sadly, his home ERA is 3.88.  Well, only sadly if you own him or are related to him, and obviously I’m talking to all the Shrivers and Kennedys reading Razzball.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.72, moving his record to 3-0 and my broken record continues to play, “I don’t trust him.”

Matt Holliday – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .260.  Our Player Rater ranks him around that of Bonifacio, Duda and Stubbs, so for Holliday, he’s all name value, and I hate to resort to that.  Pun point!

Carlos Martinez – Will start today in place of Adam Wainwright.  If you would’ve told me in March, I wouldn’t care at all about that news, I’d think something tragic happened to my boyhood hero, Reggie Jackson, and I needed to take a road trip with my mom like Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand to revisit my youth and regain my enthusiasm in life.  Thankfully, that isn’t the reason, it’s just Martinez has a near-5 ERA in the majors and probably won’t be able to pitch longer than 5 innings anyway.

Matt Adams – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd straight game with a homer.  If you ain’t Fatt, you ain’t nothing.  Yo, dinger gone, man, dinger gone.  Dinger gone, yo!

  1. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    michael brantleys career HR/FB: 6.8%
    michael brantleys 2014 HR/FB: 16.4%

    grey: “nope nothing strange here, continue to hold everyone”

    • gareth says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg: Brantley’s matured, he’s had an offseason where he was fully healthy for the first time (he’d dealt with ankle issues for years). He’s at a peak age where the power has naturally developed.
      Brantley is legit. There IS nothing to see here.

      • Harry Hardenberg says:
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        @gareth: oh please tell me more of your non stat based anecdotal evidence. this isnt the type of stuff i come here to get away from…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg: Well, no, he’s not going to hit 30+ HRs, but 20+ should be doable…

    • Robby D says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg:
      Yay, I can also pull individual stats out of my a$$ and mislead everyone also.

      Career LD% going into 2014: 24%
      2014 LD %: 32%

      GB/FB Ratio 2014 equal to career average

      BB% rate: Career high over 8%

      HR/FB% in 2014: Actually only 9.6% compared to a league average of 7.6%

      BABIP of .327 higher than career average but supported by the 32% LD%

      Lowest strikeout rate of career combined with highest walk rate.

      Oh wait, I’ve actually painted a more complete picture, which shows that all of Brantley’s gains are legitimate and sustainable and also shown that you actually pulled incorrect percentages for HR/FB to over-inflate your case when he’s only added a couple percent and is only 2% over the league average.

      Oh well, can’t win them all.

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brantmi02-bat.shtml

        • Harry Hardenberg says:
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          @Furious: was going to reference this, but thanks furious, and his statistical anomalys do nothing but confirm to me that those increases will regress to the career averages and ultimately slow him down.

          • Robby D says:
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            @Harry Hardenberg:
            So no player can develop and improve their game. Your first three years set a baseline that if you play better than, they are statistical anomalies. It is not anecdote to point to multiple places that show that the peak years are between 27-30, so you should expect career bests in those years. His boosts are not overly anomalous and support each other. Patience, mixed with harder hit balls. I’m not sure which of the Fangraphs or BB Reference is more accurate on LD% and HR/FB% and why there should be so much of a variance since a fly ball is pretty easy to define…

            Either way, he is playing better baseball in his peak years. This isn’t a Chris Davis last year type anomaly, this is progression that can be explained by a player entering his peak.

            Besides, with Brantley not having much name recognition, who is buying him from you while he’s high. The best move is to hold, because no one is trading a solid guy for Brantley. Your best bet is to ride him out, so he’s right even if it is slightly inflated.

            If he’s not the epitome of a hold type of guy, what do you think you can get for a guy like Brantley with two months of career numbers? Who’s buying in on that for a top tier pitcher or position player?

            • Harry Hardenberg says:
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              @Robby D: sure a player can “improve”, however that HR/FB is unsustainable. the only one here embellishing their numbers is robbie D. i pulled the fangraph numbers and he made an irrelevant comparison of of brantley to the league average.

              whether you use the fangraphs or bb ref stats, he has more than doubled his HR/FB from his career avg (6.8 to 17.7 on fangraphs compared to 4.2 to 9.6 on bbref). ZiPs projects him for a mere 7 HR going forward. grey even said himself hes not a 30 HR guy but a 20ish HR guy (only 9 more until he hits the 20 mark).

              as for what you can get? who knows? i dont play in your league. if you listen to fantasy focus someone guy chris davis and a closer for mark buerhle in one league. grey is merely saying hold because brantley was a preseason darling. you can surely use brantley as a piece to upgrade your team IMO.

  2. sacPunt says:
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    Mesoraco or Montero? 10 team. I shouldn’t own 2 catchers right? I can drop Danny Santana if I need to.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mesoraco. Correct.

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: still going with Mesoraco?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes

  3. troy says:
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    Like you I am a big fan of brantleys, that being said I was offered a deal and felt it was hard to pass it uo. I gave up brantley and harrison for votto and cashner. Realize both have recently been hurt but how did I do? 8 by 8 h2h league with obp as a category with average. 5 of league other ofs r puig harper (when back) fowler calhoun arcia Polanco and revere. Thanks and good stuff as always grey!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice trade

      • troy says:
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        @Mike: thanks mike! dont get to comment much on ur sagnof articles but they really are awesome! tons of hard work put into it thank you!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: Thanks! Sounds fine

      • troy says:
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        @Grey: thank you sir much appreciated… viva la mustache

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Tyler says:
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    Garrett Richards or Somny Gray ROS and in keeper?

    If you wanna get fancy, what’s your ROS projections for these two pitchers?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tyler: Rest of the season projections are all over the site, click the player’s name

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey:

        The ROS projections on RIchards’ page is Steamer’s projections. I wanted your projections since Grey > everyone else obviously

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Around 3.60/1.17/75

  5. Zar says:
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    Great Blurb Grey! I think you are now the prophet with how you predicted that Hosmer homer hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zar: Thanks! And I am

  6. As always a Greyate way to start the week.

    I also added Moose in one league, I think by Friday he will be in your buy column….Cerealiously

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: no no no we won’t get fooled again lol

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Im not touching that prick, just out of principal.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: in Maine they are called principles…

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Wake Up: Ha..My bad

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: ask principle/principal blackman, he goes by both.

    • Big W says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: In a 20 teamer, i had middlebrooks and asche on dl… I jumped at Moustakas and so far so good… wasn’t any other options in this league so he’s been a blessing so far.

      12 teamer? I probably wouldn’t have touched him…

  7. forgot my question in the last post, anythewho.

    Does Grandpa Rafeal have anything left to offer us fantasy owners?

  8. Your old friend who appreciates your wisdom! says:
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    In a yahoo league would you add Suarez (SS) and drop either Justin Turner ( ss,1b,2b,3b ) or Kolten Wong….
    It’s a keeper league. Turner has been money since I picked him until he strained calf and Wong has been silently killing me…..
    Your thoughts please. I love Wong;s upside….and we can keep two players for the next year, but Trout and Abreu or Hamilton would be above Wong at this point.. torn on what to do but need to get some help …
    Thanks my friend!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

      • Your old friend who appreciates your wisdom! says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry for needing the clarification, drop or keep Wong for Suarez?
        I realized I worded my question before coffee and barely made sense to me even now…Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Wong

          • Your old friend who appreciates your wisdom! says:
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            @Grey:
            Okay thats what I thought you meant just wish Metheny would start him more.
            Been trying to fill the whole at shortstop, Turner also seems to not have a gauranteed position in line up but makes a difference almost everytime he has been in. Picked up Holt last week and has been a fixture as is Wright on my bench for now…
            Would you hang onto Turner or take the flyer on Suarez… I will def send a Daqueri as I feel like I am beating this to death…ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Flyer on Suarez

  9. goodfold2 says:
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    best 5 streams. have 2 roster spots droppable (stroman/floyd) so 2 of these can come from same day.
    6-16
    odorizzi vs BAL
    bauer vs LAA
    6-17
    roenis vs SD
    milone vs TEX
    stroman @ NYY
    danks vs SF
    shoemaker @CLE
    6-18
    anderson vs MIL
    6-19
    quintana @ MIN
    locke vs CIN
    6-20
    hector s. vs TEX
    morton @ CUBS
    6-21
    odorizzi vs HOU
    vargas vs SEA
    degrommit @ MIA
    6-22
    stroman @ CIN
    milone vs BOS
    shoemaker vs TEX
    roenis @ KC
    bauer vs DET
    SON says odorizzi (esp 2nd one vs HOU) is great twice, elias first time, milone 2nd, stroman 2nd time. seems to under rank tomlin and shoemaker and morton, and hates bauer. also loves mccarthy more than most of these mentioned (i think mathematically his homers are supposed to come down, but i’ll let a robot’s roster be witness to a bit of that before mine will again). quintana/anderson are almost SON indicated top 5 on that list. looking for human input.

    • ashtray says:
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      @goodfold2: I picked up Odorizzi for the week. I’ve screwed up every streamer so far this season so you might want to stay away from him.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Odorizzi x 2 starts

      I like Morton @ Cubs personally. Cubs can’t hit RHP

      Elias v. SD

      Anderson or deGrom is a coin flip

  10. I am gonna tell all y’alls again do not sleep on this guy, he is gonna be huge in the 2nd half, stash him now…

    Dylan Bundy (elbow) pitched well in his first minor league rehab start with Class-A Aberdeen on Sunday, allowing one run on five hits over his five innings of work.
    Bundy punched out six on the afternoon without allowing a walk, throwing 65 total pitches. The 21-year-old will surely make several starts in the minor leagues before becoming an option for the Orioles, but could actually make an impact in fantasy leagues in the second half of the season.
    Source: Aberdeen Iron Birds on Twitter
    Jun 15 – 7:05 PM

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: it’s extremely rare that anybody just off TJ is “huge”, and this includes waino types.

        • P_Swayze on a Horse says:
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          @Malicious Phenom:

          I’m guessing most Razzballers know all about Bundy.

        • Spring Blake says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Love Bundy’s talent, but the O’s aren’t going to rush him up after TJ recovery. They already have an SP logjam with Gausman, I don’t think they are in a hurry for Bundy to get there. Look at Gausman’s treatment from 12 on, september bullpen use in 12, occasional starts in 13, now he’s getting his first real extended look as a starter.

          Bundy’s the real deal, and will make a huge impact, but I think we see september bullpen this year and he gets a look in the rotation next year.

          • @Spring Blake: Tilman and Gonzalaz will make it easy for the O’s to find a spot for Bundy this year.

            The O’s can win the East and Bundy is elite, they want him staring and they will not have to worry about any season innings limits..

            • Spring Blake says:
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              @Malicious Phenom:

              From discussion on the 6 man rotation with Gausman:

              Miguel Gonzalez has actually pitched pretty well in 2014. He has a 4.17 ERA but has increased his strikeout rate to almost 20% this season. However, if you remove his first two starts of the season, his ERA drops to 3.12 with a 22% strikeout rate. That rate would be 25th in the league for starting pitchers, tied with pitchers like Michael Wacha and Jeff Samardzija.

              The last two seasons, Tillman has probably been the best starting pitcher on the Orioles staff which buys him some leeway. It may ultimately buy him a reprieve from being sent to the bullpen now. He opened the season with three excellent starts but hasn’t been able to find his groove since.

              Agree I’d rather have Bundy, but the O’s are super conservative with pitchers. We’ll see if anyone struggles or gets hurt, but don’t see Bundy going straight to the bigs before September. Doesn’t mean he won’t, but that’s a pretty long term stash for fantasy purposes.

              http://www.camdenchat.com/2014/6/16/5812372/orioles-rotation-questions-2014-Kevin-Gausman-Miguel-Gonzalez

            • Moscowitz says:
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              @Malicious Phenom: Sorry dude but that makes no sense. Not at all. This is pure wishful thinking on your side. You sound like you dont know how young talents get treated specially after a TJ surgery and playing under Showalter. Forget Bundy this year. Drop him already for likes of Ervin, Becket, Hughes, Pomeranz or McHugh in that 10 teamer :)

              • @Moscowitz:
                dude all thos SP’s are long gone. We have 34 man rosters we start 10 pitchers each week and it is a weekly, almost all of us go all10 SP’s, nothing on waivers except RP’s and closers. plus this is a keeper I can keep Bundy for the next 3 years..peace

                • Spring Blake says:
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                  @Malicious Phenom: Well definitely an excellent hold for a keeper!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: You’re saying that because you own him in a 10 team league

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: hahaha

  11. Eric says:
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    So in a 12 team Yahoo League with OBP I currently have…

    1B: Goldy
    CI: Pujols
    Util: Rizzo
    Bench: Singleton

    1) My biggest weakness right now is 2B, would you trade Pujols for Cano? If not Cano, who else would you aim for Pujols?

    2) Would you actually try to move Singleton instead? Not as much value as of now but it seems to me like Singleton and Pujols could end up with similar season avg numbers… probably too optimistic right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      #1 is fine if it fills a need

  12. Symptom of the Universe says:
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    Gyorko has finally left my roster and I hope I don’t have to come crawling back in a couple of weeks cuz’ Owings becomes a part-time player. *death stare in Kirk Gibson and Didi Gregorius general direction*

    Trying to catch up in AVG and Hittertron likes Chisenhall over Holt and Alvarez by a lot, so I went to an unscientific tiebreaker of starters faced and Holt wins this rd plus the home series at Fenway. Hot schmotato and all, but he’s got 4 games left for OF eligibility and hopefully I can slot him over there on Friday. Playing Duda for DLed Yelich otherwise. If Lonnie is totally cooled down by then, back Alvarez goes to UT.

    • Symptom of the Universe says:
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      @Symptom of the Universe:

      Hopefully Frieri settles down and Rondon stabilizes his elbow. Only $150 FAAB left and do not want to be spending 40 on Neal Ramirez or Joe Smith next week.

      And please don’t trade Qualls, Luhnow, we get it you’re rebuilding I think everyone gets the point after 3 No. 1 picks in a row, how ’bout winning over 70 this year. *crosses fingers for less savvy fans to have this same attitude*

      That concludes this week’s prayer. Amen.

  13. geegee says:
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    i like derek :/ leave derek alone!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @geegee: Oh, it’s so bad

  14. brich says:
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    15 team league, I give Colby Rasmus and in return I get the Moobs Butler. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s fair. Moobs could still get it going

  15. Eddy says:
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    Is Frazier that much better than Seager? I have the latter, wondering if I should seek out a trade for the former. OBP league.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Eddy: I have both and if i had to choose one id go with frazier…DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Frazier

  16. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Watched the Kluber start yesterday, and his game previous one against the Royals. A few things stuck out to me, some of which are apparent in his stat line.
    First, for being a control artist, his command is wavering. That filthy breaking ball is not nearly as consistently tight as it has been; causing the break to not be as sharp and for the pitch to not only be easier to identify and take, but easier to make contact with. Thus, he is struggling to put away hitters.
    I didn’t really see much if any of his comeback 2 seamer on the inside corner to lefties yesterday either. I don’t know if this was part of the game plan or concern about his poor command causing this pitch to leak back over the plate too much. Maybe both. He depends on this pitch to lock up hitters and induce weak contact. Without it, his effectiveness is compromised appreciably.
    Finally, Chris Guccione (no, not Bob) made some terrible calls on two strike counts where he should’ve wrung up both Bradley and Holt, and wouldn’t you know it; they both ended up reaching base and scoring.
    I don’t know what this necessarily means going forward for our sabermetric darling, even better pitchers hit patches like this, but it’s worth monitoring. The Tigers await in his next start at home, and I must admit I’m a little reluctant to roll him out there. Sorry for prattling on like I’m Leo Mazzone’s insomniac son or something.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      This is helpful insight. As a Kluber owner, I am considering this stretch a normal blip for a developing ace. Right? Right? Anyone?
      Anyway, I’m starting him this week, and will continue do to so until he makes it impossible. I’m just hoping he’s healthy.
      Good luck,
      P.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Good luck, Phil! Also a happy owner of Kluber. Am sitting him this week for other options but sub-consciously because he kind of wet the bed last week. Definitely wouldn’t dream of trading or dropping him.

        Bon courage,
        Ante

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          Thanks, Ante!
          I’m hoping Kluber can be a solid fantasy #2 the rest of the way. Cheers and good luck.

          P.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      interesting

    • gareth says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: he has patches where he’s been a bit off, but I wouldn’t worry about kluber.

      He definately wasn’t helped by that umpire yesterday who was atrocious. His strike zone interpretation had both the Indians and red sox up in arms.

  17. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    Just passing this along because his April train wreck was so ugly no one dares look back at him. Since May 1 Granderson has slashed .288/.407/.518 over 167 plate appearances. That’s at least enough production to declare him “Not Jason Bay”.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Shoe Gum Reynolds: maybe so, but who’s to say whether another april shows up (say in august, it could be reverse 2013 justin upton vampirism, i.e. he’s only BAD in months that start with “A”). of course if he’s only bad in “A” months, that’s a good thing , there’s only 2/6 of those during the season.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • gareth says:
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      @Shoe Gum Reynolds:granderson has been alot better lately after a horrific start. J-foh kept telling me to get rid of him but I’m ultimately glad I rode out the rough patch.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Shoe Gum Reynolds: I picked him up last week. He seems great for leagues that count walks too.. never realized how many BB he was stacking up.

  18. Clint says:
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    Stuck with Cingrani killing me as a reliever now in my 8 team h2h pts league and these are my only waiver options so whom do I drop him for?

    Lohse, Estrada, Colon, Leake, Peralta, Niese, McCarthy, Porcello, Kuroda, Smyly, Gee, Gausman

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clint: Id take Gausman for now and then Gee when hes back.

  19. Swfcdan says:
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    Ha greyt stuff as always. Ever thought of accumulating the stats for weekend blurbs? Noticed you mentioned Polanco, but missed his great game.

    Take a whirl on Worley in a 16 teamer?
    Who do you sit this week: Krush, Blackmon, Marte.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      16-teamer? sure

      I guess Marte, since the other two will face off at Coors later this week…
      good problem to have though

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: alot of sarcasm in the Polanco bit bruh,he didnt forget the big day

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Swfcdan: it was written up on Saturday by dan pants why repeat stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  20. slicke5 says:
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    16 teamer start Bauer vs LAA? Decent splits at home.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish:

      Razzball!
      Fuck Yeah!!!

    • Streaming Leake says:
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      @Fish: I prefer sports where you use your arms.

  21. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, Who will you start?

    6/17 pick two starters
    Lester vs MIN (SON$17.6)
    Elias vs SD ($12)
    Roark vs HOU ($9.9)
    Keuchel vs WSH ($3.8)
    Hughes vs BOS ($-2.7)

    6/18 pick another two starters
    Cobb vs BAL ($19)
    Lackey vs MIN ($17.5)
    Lynn vs NYM ($16.7)
    Gonzalez vs HOU ($16.1)
    Eovildi vs CHN ($13.4)
    Gray vs TEX ($9.9)

    Thanks.

    • Wilson says:
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      PS, W + QS league

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lester, Elias

      if you want to stray from SON…Lynn, Eovaldi

      • Wilson says:
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        @Mike: Thanks. It looks like SON doesn’t like Hughes, who is very good recently. How do you think about his start vs BOS? Thanks.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d lean away from that one and trust SON there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Lester, Roark….Cobb, Lynn

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Approximately 16,500 people in the U.S. go by the last name Lemon

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      they should have a get-together…

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: a fact that starts with the word approximately? Eh….im sure tomorrows will blow my mind.

  23. cubjet says:
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    Drop Porcello for one of these? And in which order do you like them?

    Arrieta, morton, whitley, milone

    Thanks in advance.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @cubjet: You’d be better off streaming

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree wtih JeF…they’re streamer types

  24. Longbeachyo says:
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    Hey man what it is wich you?!? You on some kinda diet? Is that what they teach you in that little sissy school of yours???

  25. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    which, if any of these arrieta/morton/tomlin/stroman/milone/anderson/workman/gausman/volquez over mchugh in QS and K/bb? i’ve been streaming a lot of these guys in anyway. stream spot is currently odorizzi for today.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Honestly with those options all available to you it would be best just to stream based on match-ups…I like Gausman, Stroman, Anderson, and Tomlin of that group

  26. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    2. different league, same cats, drop any of wheeler/porcello/floyd for arrieta or workman? 28 moves left.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t sweat those two.

  27. Donald Trump says:
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    At what point will Gattis start getting some love? It feels like even if he hits 35 homers and bats .290 people will still be ranking him as the #8 catcher.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Grey’s been pretty high on him all year I think

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Donald Trump: You want Gattis love. Last night entered game with Gattis and Kimbrel was tied in runs and ribies and down 2k’s in pitching. Gattis got 2 singles got a run and ribie kimbrel came in got 2k’s h2h each cat turned an ok week into a great week. I moved into 5th place and 4th place guy got drubbed so now can catch him this week. 4 weeks ago i was in last.

  28. William says:
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    I am contemplating the following waiver moves:

    Jon Singleton for Billy Butler
    Segura for Erick Aybar / Brandon Crawford / Stephen Drew

    Using Fangraphs points scoring system

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @William: 2nd one def a no, likely the same to the first.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold on both

      • Will says:
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        @Mike: The problem with Segura is that he was awful in the 2nd half of last year too. I’m not seeing why people are optimistic about him. Can anyone provide some insight?

        • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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          @Will: even a bad “segura” 2nd half is better than those options. I’d roll the dice 10 times outta 10 on seguras 2nd half over them

          • William says:
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            @My Minor Likes Female Pujols:

            The reason I’m contemplating dropping Segura for a waiver add is because of the scoring system. I am using Fangraphs points system.

            Just to give you an idea so far in 2014, Segura has scored 186 points. Erick Aybar has scored 320 and Brandon Crawford has scored 310. Justin Turner has 180 points…

  29. Wake Up says:
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    Butterflies don’t even have nipples, Greg…I checked…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wake Up: Jinxy cat, Jinxy cat where are you….I Love You

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  30. Grant says:
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    Tillman, Kennedy, McHough, Gray, Stroman, E Jackson, McCarthy…Those were my pitchers last week, the last 2 I streamed because of matchups. 9 losses, maybe that means that they will all rock this week.

    Is Tillman droppable in a 14 team mixed league? Where have his strikeouts gone, based on preseason projections and some of his games he should be about a 7-8 k/9 guy, wtf. Streaming Chen this week with him and Stroman getting 2 starts, hopefully it works out.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Grant: You can drop tillman

  31. goodfold2 says:
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    best platoon mate for wong with hits/total bases as extra cats. i already have solarte. extra position elligibility a plus, as solarte can backup longo/andrus as well (not that they really get a lot of days off)
    rutledge/harrison/solarte/mercer/turner/beckham. turner doesn’t seem to play enough.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Beckham

  32. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pls rank top 2 to add for weekly H2H pts?
    Mejia
    Belisario
    Rondon
    McGee
    J Smith
    Machi

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mejia, Beli

  33. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Me on Friday,”Fatt hasn’t looked great in his rehab starts. I’m keeping him on the bench.”

    Me on Saturday, “He hasn’t been much of a power hitter, no way he hits home runs two days straight, especially against Strausburg. I’m keeping him on the bench.”

    Me on Sunday, “Three days in a row? No chance. Bench.”

    Monday? Ritual suicide

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Me “I have no one else to play there, maybe he goes 2 for 4, I got all three and bought myself a mai tai!

  34. Joesh says:
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    Taijuan Walker dominated in his AAA start Saturday. Had a no hitter going into the seventh inning! He may start Thursday I’m thinking. We we we so excited

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joesh: From your mouth to Giancarlo’s ears

  35. Wake Up says:
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    This just in…over the winter Marco Estrada vacationed/interned for the California Highway Patrol…while there, he met/befriended Phil Hughes, who was there playing in Steve RR Martin’s banjo band, “Pickin’ on GOT”…right before the first encore of the second show that they played together, the three were approached by Lily Tomlin…she complimented Phil on his nice hair, and asked him if he had it done in the library…while walking up to the stage, she bumped into Marco, who was now eating nachoos with Larry Wilcox…when Phil saw Marco he went over for a scoop of salsa (way too much cilantro, it has since been reported) somehow or another some of the freshly diced tomato ended up on Phil’s University of Minnesota t-shirt…he didn’t want to go back up for the encore like that, so he and his new bud Marco switched shirts…they opened with a killer version of “Reality is nothing but a collective hunch” and Phil went on to play the best show of his life! Marco ended up holding on to the Gophers t-shirt…and Steve ordered a huge plate of lasonia after the show, and went on to collect douchey paintings of dragons…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Lasonia — ah, the authentic Italian spelling, nice!

  36. AP says:
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    Don’t forget to mention Scooter and Vespa’s older brother, Razor, who has been in and out of detention centers and half way homes.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Ha!

  37. I picked up Ryan Zimmerman in our 10 teamer H2H Friday when Teheran was sent back down. Since then he’s gone -2, 1, 0. Should I continue to use him until Bryce Harper returns, or cut him loose for Fowler, Evan Gattis, Josh Willingham, Danny Santana, Corey Dickerson, or Ozuna? Zimm really hasn’t been that great since he returned from the DL. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gattis, Ozuna, Fowler

  38. RTP says:
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    Pick one to UTIL this week…. Khris Davis, Dexter Fowler, Ryan Howard, Aramis Ramirez, Mark Reynolds

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis

  39. Plumbing4 says:
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    drop Rosario for Sal Perez? Also, should I drop Yelich or Bogaerts for Moustakas?

    My current OF is Stanton, Adam Jones, Marte, Polanco with Harper coming back soon

    3B are Bogaerts and Chisenhall. We play with NO Corner Infield spots but with 4 OF and 2 UTIL

    10 team, 5 keeper league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      six and half dozen for the catchers…I prefer Rosario ROS

      hold on Yelich and Bogaerts. You should be able to stash Yelich on the DL

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @Mike: I don’t have space for him now, but once Harper comes off I can put him there. Thanks for the recommendations

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @Plumbing4: @Mike: I just dropped Ozuna to keep Yelich and pick up Heaney (before Yelich got hurt) was that really stupid or fine considering my depth in the OF (Stanton, Jones, Marte, Polanco, Harper, and Yelich)? I really don’t need Ozuna with Harper coming off soon. Plus, no one has been willing to trade for Ozuna so far.

  40. Awesome Auger says:
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    I liked it better when Jesse Hahn showed up on Married With Children and showed Al her big hoots…

  41. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you drop any of these SP for Walker?
    Alex Wood, Chavez, Beckett, Eovaldi, Ventura or Richards?
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Chavez

  42. Broman says:
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    Fantastic write up, got a couple ROS questions, out of these guys who would you rather have from here out?
    Hosmer or Ryan Zimmerman
    and
    Lackey or Hughes

    10 team 7×7 H2H (H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP) (W, L, S, K, BB, ERA, WHIP)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hosmer, Lackey

      • Broman says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike, some of the other best available guys are Heyward, Lawrie, Khris Davis, Chisenahll and Morse. Still Hosmer over them?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like Heyward over Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Broman: Thanks! Hosmer, Lackey

  43. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What’s up? So, just so we’re clear, you’re sayin’ don’t pick up Carlos Martinez, right? Just kidding, of course you’re saying that.

    Sit one of the following for this week: Pence (5 games on the road – 2 @CHW and 3@ ARI, going against 3 lefties, but one of them is Sale), Braun (7 games – 4 @ ARI and 3 @ COL), Bautista (6 games, but will not sit him and Hitter-Tron agrees), Gomez (same as Braun), and Springer (6 games, 3 @ WAS and 3 @ TB, facing 3 lefties one of which is Bedard on Sunday and Gio Gonzalez on Wednesday fresh from re-hab).

    Question is: sit Pence or Springer for this week. Hitter-tron says the following for the next 7 days

    Braun – 26.6
    Bautista – 21.1
    Gomez – 16.3
    Pence – 11.8
    Springer – 10.2

    My gut says sit Pence, Hitter-tron says sit Springer.

    Thanks,
    Ante

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Sry, Hitter-Tron update

      Braun – 31.6
      Goomez – 19.7
      Bautista – 19.0
      Pence – 13.7
      Springer – 9.6

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Although the Commodore 64, err “Hitter-Tron” may overheat, I’d sit Pence over Springer. You only get five games (i.e., really only four with Sale taking the mound on Wednesday) out of Pence whereas you get six with Springer and I’m not that scared of Washington or Tampa Bay’s pitching staff(s) right now.

  44. Lville Jim says:
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    Nice PTL reference, wasn’t Sam Kinison hitting that also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lville Jim: Ha, totally… PTL — Pass The Loot

  45. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, Grey and Mike. Hope all is well.
    Quick opinion poll for my weekly lock this week. I have three pitchers for my last spot, need to choose one of these:
    Chavez vs. BOS
    Cashner vs. SEA
    Gausman @ TB

    I was leaning Cashner, but his start against the Mess scared me a bit. He looked tired and not sharp(unsharp?). Maybe he bounces back, against a beatable lineup at home

    Gausman is interesting, but can he look great three starts in a row with the prospect of getting booted from the rotation looming?

    Chavez is my man, but I think he may be due for a little Boston drubbing. A little scared of this start.

    Penny for your thoughts, and thanks!

    P.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cashner

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thx, Mike.
        I was kinda hoping you’d say Gausman to push me over, but I had already penciled in Cashner last night and deep down I know this is the right play.

  46. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Still high on Eovaldi? Drop him for any of these: McHugh, Niese, Gausman, Garcia, Leake, Smyly? Or is he just a streamer at this point?

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: . . . and I don’t know why anyone is surprised about Verlander. Since Kate Upton has been catching for him, he just doesn’t care about baseball. Don’t blame him. Maybe there could be a new fantasy category for how hot a players’ wife/GF is – Verlander looks better in that league.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Eovaldi

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Not a good start for Eovaldi last time out against Pittsburgh but if he gets of the paternity list in time for his start, Wednesday’s matchup against the Cubs should be a QS. Don’t think any of the options you listed are worth cutting Eovaldi at this point.

  47. Corey says:
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    I play in a fantasy league with my Dad and we are both die hard Red Sox fans. He is having shortstop troubles and I own Xander Bogaerts. He would be excited to acquire the X-man and seems like he would be willing to deal David Price to get him.

    As much as I need an ace, I would then just inherit the same shortstop problems. I own Danny Santana but I like him as my super utility bench guy who I plug in when I need steals.

    Here are the notable shortstops currently available on the wire in my 6×6 (OPS/QS) H2H league. Is there anyone out there who could help me soften the blow?

    Escobar
    Rollins
    Crawford
    Peralta
    Cabrera
    Hardy

    …Yeesh. I can’t give up Xander, can I?

    • Corey says:
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      I also have Javi Baez in my NA spot, but who knows when he’ll be up at this rate and he’s been too streaky to be any kind of saviour.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      If you can really get Price for Xander do it. You can pick up Escobar and be fine. Rollins as long as he’s healthy is fine too. Even the other guys are serviceable. My opinion.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, go for it. Escobar or J-Roll

      • Corey says:
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        @Mike: Thanks guys. It’s going to hurt, though… bogey is hitting 2nd for the Sox and is one of the top ranked SS in OPS… Trading him in for KC’s #9 hitter will be tough…

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Corey: If it’s a keeper league, no. In a redraft league you do that all day. I think Everth Cabrera is the play there.

      • Corey says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: it is a keeper auction league. We get to keep 5. Here are my candidates for 2015 so far:

        Goldy $22
        Puig $6
        Bogaerts $6
        Springer $12
        Baez $1
        Gattis $1
        Stanton $47 (I’d hate to keep anyone at this price, but if I want him on my team next year he’ll prob go for even more in the draft after the season he’s having)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Agree with Mike…Escobar

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: All right everyone, I made the trade. It hurts, especially as a Red Sox fan, but I guess Price’s 280 strikeout pace will dull the pain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ncdjsnoscdn…Oops… Fingers crossed…

  48. mike says:
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    Trade Bautista for iwakuma, Phillips and ozuna?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have Bautista, but you may need the pitching and MI help…

  49. Bunny says:
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    Who would you rather have for a couple of months: Kris D or Dickerson?

    McGee or Betances? McGee or Nathan?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis, Betances, Nathan

      • Good punctuation says:
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        @Mike: Dickerson has most Od Davis’s stays inhaled the ABs though.

  50. Steve D. says:
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    Machado was dropped. He worth stashing in a redraft? (Have a full house at the hot corner already – Panda, Donaldson, Aramis, but not afraid to add some future trade chips.)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Steve D.: I agree with Mike, if you have room, go ahead and do it. Otherwise, it’s going to be difficult for Machado to outperform Donaldson or Panda all year. Would be extremely close with Aramis.

  51. Moose Out Front says:
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    More likely to stick as closer:
    McGee or Ramierz

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ramirez

  52. Hawk says:
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    Hey Grey – because you don’t already do enough writing, i had an idea for another column. It’s called “Hot Schmotato / Cold Schmotato”.

    Half the deal with hot schmotatos is knowing when to pick them up. The other half is knowing when to drop them. A column like this would address that.

    Hot schmotato is obvious, what you think. The scrubs who are hitting.
    Cold schmotato would be guys who were hot schmotatos but have since cooled off

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      cool

    • gareth says:
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      He has a buy / sell Column every week that does pretty much what you are proposing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: It’s kinda my Buy column, only I don’t list cold schmotatos…

      • Hawk says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s pretty much my point – the other half of the schmoes is knowing when to ditch them. Maybe add ‘em to the Buy / Sell? Just a thought.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe I’ll get someone else to write a cold schmotato post…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: @Grey: I’ll do it! I even have a title – “cold cuts!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  53. RS says:
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    Grey,

    Playing a weekly league w/ W, SV, ERA, WHIP, K/9 and IP. I’m going up against a team with only L Hawkins as his reliever and his team will be making 10 starts during our week. I am trying to figure out how to maximize my staff based on his parameters. I need to bench two of the below. I cant decide if i should roll out only 2 of my 3 closers considering he only has one in order to have a better shot on IP/W. I have (starts) :

    Bailey (1)
    Ryu (2)
    Shark (1)
    Keuchel (2)
    Stroman (2)
    Hughes (2)
    Gio (1)
    Bauer (2)
    Gausman
    R Soriano
    Street
    Britton

    Right now I’m thinking of sitting Gio and Bauer. Thoughts? Should i sit soriano instead of Gio?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If you need the IP/W, sit Soriano instead of Gio. Sit Bauer

  54. Cale says:
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    I thought I was selling high on Brantley by trading him for Iwakuma right as he was coming off the DL in early May. Guess I may have made the wrong decision.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Cale: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cale: Iwakuma’s fine

  55. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey, Trying to sell high on Tim Hudson. The one offer I got is Hudson for Samardzjia but I have to include Torii Hunter. I know its a lot to pay. Ok to make? If I confirm, I would pick up Ozuna or Fowler who has similar numbers as Hunter from the ww. What do you think? Or should I just enjoy the Tim Hudson ride? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      doesn’t seem like much of a sell high IMO. I’d hold

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Chris: Giants are really interested in Samardzjia that would help his run support which has been killing him all year..something to think about it…actually if he moves anywhere it would help him,the cubs have been killing him and his confidence

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Chris: Hudson

  56. stonepie says:
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    who would you drop to stash alex wood- willingham, beltran, betances?

    trying to do a 2 for 1 is tough

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @stonepie: If its a Holds league then Beltran, if there are no Holds then Betances

      • stonepie says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: fwiw, both willingham and beltran are bench bats. my OF is rios, choo, moss, marte.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          agree with JeF, Beltran

  57. Jupton Bravo says:
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    Love the blog per usual . .

    I am playing with my Util Spot and can only keep one player. Do I keep Morales or Moss>? I’m in a H2H multiple category game including hitting categories: Runs, Hits, singles, doubles, triples, HRs, RBIs, strikeouts, SBs, Total Bases, Avg, , OBP, and Slugging %.

    Thoughts. Thanks in advance.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Jupton Bravo: Morales is off to a nice start, but I’d roll with Moss for the rest of the season.

  58. Spencer says:
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    Looking for a possible SP shake up as I moved into 1st place in this league this week. This is a 10 team H2H IP, WHIP, K/9, ERA, QS league. The 2 guys on my roster currently that I am always nervous with are Porcello and Eovaldi. No moves limits in this league, and my roster is full so any move requires a drop. Below are available FAs, drop either or both for 1 or 2 of these?

    Arrieta
    Gausman
    J Garcia
    T Ross
    Y Ventura
    C Morton
    T Wood

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Spencer: Ross over Porcello

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        I’d take Ventura over Eovaldi too. but that’s a closer call perhaps.

  59. Clive says:
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    Been stashing Wieters, but sounds like we’ll get bad news today..

    Who do you like ROS? Rosario, Norris or Gomes?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rosario

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Clive: I like Norris, but Rosario is going to get more AB’s with Norris/Jaso in a platoon.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: not in around a week and a half, i’d bet norris has more than rosario with his unmentioned by COL brass mystery injury.

  60. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Greetings, Grey! I’m still trying to climb out of last place. Fun stuff. Trade offer:

    (Segura or Alexei Ramirez)/Singleton for A-Gon/(Hill or Phillips)

    Question is, do you believe in Segura outperforming his first half and Alexei regressing or do you think Alexei is truly head-and-shoulders the better shortstop? I’m hoping to give Segura/Singleton and get back A-Gon/Phillips. What side do you like?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer the Segura side…I’m still a believer

      • Nico

        XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Mike: So he wants Alexei. The reason I’m looking at Gonzo is bc of the avg/power/walks combo, and I’ve burned so many transactions (5 left), I can’t afford to pickup another shmo second basemen. It’s also setting me up well to sell another bat or two.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @XxAznBayBeexX Nico: Segura is 12th on the Hitter-Tron for the next week. I’d take his side long-term as well.

  61. sniff test says:
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    Ofortwentyo Arcia, time to drop for someone that’s hot?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends how deep the pool is…I’d try to hold personally

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @sniff test: he killed me this week with 6 points smh

        • Sniff Test says:
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          @Blake: he hasn’t hit since he tweaked his ankle. Something ain’t right.

          • Blake says:
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            @Sniff Test: @Sniff Test: @Sniff Test:

            Hey, I’ll gladly take him off your hands if you happen to think a twisted ankle has turned a top prospect who was hitting .286/.297/.571 a week ago into a guy who isn’t worth owning.

            • sniff test says:
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              @Blake: alright. who do you have?

  62. Burt Macklin says:
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    Better SAGNOF add – Neil Ramirez or Jake McGee?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ramirez

  63. Jake the snake says:
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    Hey grey! Great posts, great way to start the week!
    I’m a pedroia owner, he’s been very frustrating this season when would you consider benching him? On my bench I have dee Gordon, but I’m also looking to the waiver for one of these; Brett lawrie (2b/3b), Ben zobrist, tommy la Stella & Martin prado who is eligible at 2b

    Thanks & have a great week!

    • Jake the snake says:
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      @Jake the snake:
      Wong is available too

      • Jake the snake says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks señor grey! You’d go dee Gordon or pedroia? Atleast with Gordon he’ll give me steals too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gordon

  64. booya says:
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    H2H keeper league, would you trade Rios for Gerrit Cole? I have Khris Davis on the bench ready to fill in for Rios…

    Also, if he won’t take the Cole offer would you take Gio for Rios instead?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if you’re desperate for pitching…I’d rather find another way to improve my staff

  65. George Zip says:
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    Is that what they teach you in that little sissy school of yours?? LOL great reference, Grey!

    Any thoughts on Tillman bouncing back? Or am i wasting my time?

    There is really no one else on the FA line, which is why i picked up Jimmy Nelson, dropped to my knees and prayed

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      lose Tillman

  66. vinodole says:
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    Great write up Grey – lots of laughs :)

  67. Bob's Nutting On Your Face says:
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    Papa Grey, Who would you go with this week at 2B in points league:
    LaStella, Rutlege, or Gennett?

  68. Dom says:
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    rest of the season: Many Machado or Hosmer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hosmer

  69. Ricosuave says:
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    Great as always!

    I was offered M. Minor for my Tomlin and Milone, should I do it?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  70. matt says:
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    Pick up Neil ramirez, mejia or mcgee?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mejia

    • matt says:
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      @matt: also, who is a better possible long term option arrieta, gausman, Locke or maybe Dylan bundy?

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @matt: Gausman, but also keep an eye on Arrieta. Don’t worry about Dylan Bundy.

  71. kyle kendrick says:
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    I ask this once a week, but drop Lord Willin’ for Sal Perez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      six and half dozen. I prefer Rosario still

  72. kyle kendrick says:
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    Also, drop Lo Cain for Calhoun or hold?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Calhoun

  73. insanemembrane says:
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    been trying to deal a combo of:
    jon lester, ian kennedy, and ozuna for a pitcher upgrade

    my outfield is packed (pence/choo/trout/gordon/harper) and pitching is ok (cj/grienke/shields/kluber/bailey/and lester/kennedy).

    viable targets are: latos/zimmerman/iwakuma/hamels/szcherzer

    would lester/kennedy/ozuna be too much for scherzer? any other feasible combo you thin is fair

    • insanemembrane says:
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      @insanemembrane: for the record all the owners of the above pitchers need power and outfielders, so ozuna should be something they’re interested in.

    • Zook's Pest Control says:
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      @insanemembrane: I’ve been trying to trade Ozuna too. He’s been great, but hard to get someone to buy in. I’ve had to lower my expectations. Hope you are more successful at moving him than I am.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer the Lester side…it’s a lot to pay for an arm

  74. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    good morning boys. mondays are always nice because it means the return of the ‘stache.

    My OF/UTIL is Trout, Puig, Bruce, Ozuna, Polanco
    My pitchers are Bumgarner, Cobb, Iwakuma, Pomeranz, Bauer, Eovaldi, Kennedy & McHugh and stashing both Heaney and Wood.

    Was offered Melky Cabrera and Tanaka for Puig. Accept or Decline based upon my team? If accept, which pitcher to drop?

  75. DancinHomer says:
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    Best part of my Monday is reading this…so basically it’s all downhill from here.

    Was looking to either stream a SP or add Neil Ramirez (looks to be the closer now…I think…maybe?).

    I’m looking at McCarthy b/c SON seems to LOVE him every time he’s starting…but am I missing something as to why all the SON-love (sounds like a NAMBLA awards dinner) for him? I mean, he’s had a few decent outings sandwiched by some real stinkers.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I gave up trying to figure out McCarthy…add Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: Thanks! I wouldn’t mess with McCarthy…Add Ramirez

  76. Wilsonian says:
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    Of course I drafted Rosario over any of those free agent catchers who are much better. And don’t get me started on keeping Prince over Tulo or trading Rizzo for Myers. No wonder my team is hot garbage this year. My best player is Brantley who I took in the 12 round. Guh…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: yeah, talk about some managerial mistakes. I screwed up that team before I even started the draft. Didn’t keep Tulo or CarGomez. Instead kept Davis, Hanley, Prince. It’s been brutal this season.

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    Oh, and time to drop Kennedy and/or Minor for streaming porpoises in an 8 Team H2H league?

    W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      8-team league? maybe Kennedy

  78. Ron says:
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    I have Longoria at 3B with Arenado on the DL and R. Zimmerman ion my bench.

    3 questions:
    1) Am I leaving myself too thin right now if I were to trade R. Zimmerman?
    2) An owner has Gio, Wacha and Samardj – if you think its a good idea to trade R. Zimm, would any one of these guys be a fair return?
    3) How do they rank ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1) not too thin
      2) sure
      3) Wacha, Shark, Gio

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Ron: If you could get any of those pitchers for Zimmerman you gotta do it. Rest of season? Wacha, Gio, Samardzija.

  79. sniff test says:
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    stubbs or bourn

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bourn

      • Sniff Test says:
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        @Mike: stubbourn

  80. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Tomlin hit ww in my league. Pick him up for McHugh, Heaney (stashing), or Wood (stashing)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold the guys you have

  81. Mike says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Boegarts, Owings,Cabrera(Cleve)
    Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bogey, AssCab, Owings

  82. Ryan says:
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    A team that’s near the bottom in the standings in my dynasty league is looking to move beltre. I was offered beltre for my fielder and cliff lee. Is something worth considering or should I counter?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

      • Ryan says:
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        @Mike: Thanks! I guess beltre’s best days are behind him. Btw in the same league, I’m also thinking of trading richards pomeranz and roark for tenaka. Hold or go for it?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          go for it

          • Ryan says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: So I’m not dealing too much sp depth?

            • Ryan says:
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              @Ryan: btw this is my pitching staff

              sp yu darvish
              sp clayton kershaw
              sp cliff lee
              rp brian wilson
              rp sean doolittle
              rp shae simmons
              p brian wilson p marco estrada p wily peralta Bn drew pomeranz bn garrett richards bn ryan volgesong

            • @Ryan: no Tanka is too good to pass up..without giving up another stud player, you are giving up 3 meh SP”s for an ace!! go get him before dude changes his mind!! cheers

  83. Corey says:
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    Chapter 2 of earlier question about trading Bogaerts for Price…

    Would you rather make that trade OR Springer for Price (or other top tier SP). I’m still leaning Bogaerts because I have Baez in NA, but since rest of my OF is Stanton, Puig and Billy Hamilton I am wondering if I should keep the rare offensive production out of SS at the expense of Springer’s home runs. Alternative, as discussed, is try to get by with Santana and Escobar or Rollins and hope Baez can come up and put up the numbers at SS.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you can afford to trade Springer it looks like

      • Corey says:
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        @Mike: thanks. Will post whenever I’ve made a trade either way

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I wouldn’t give up Springer at this point. I’d still trade Xander and not look back. You’re getting an ace in return. And there’s plenty of SS on the waiver wire in your league. Closer your eyes and pull the trigger, my friend.

      P.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        *close

        Also, I am biased because i drafted Springer. He’s been striking out a ton and hasn’t stolen bases yet. But that could change quickly. That said, don’t listen to me I’m kinda insane.

  84. Paz says:
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    would you pick up La Stella over Wong?

  85. Explain to me how hitteron works…I thought it projected what a player would do each week based on match-ups. It has Rutledge getting 1.9 plate apprentices for the WEEK?? huh??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it uses dollar values, but that’s more a question for Rudy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Ask Rudy at the bottom of Hitter-Tron, he gets pinged over email and will answer you

    • @Malicious Phenom: You read it wrong. 1.9 games, 7.4 PA. If you click on his name, you’ll see his %Start estimates are low – 22% for LHP, 37% for RHP. That’s b/c it’s based on last 30 days and he really didn’t start playing regularly until last week. You can look at his Hittertron daily projections to get an idea of how valuable he’ll be for the week based on whatever playing time assumptions you want to make (hasn’t been much rhyme/reason on Rutledge playing time this year).

  86. anajaime says:
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    Nice oblique reference to Sandy Duncan (but can there be any other kind?) So, needing saves, I picked up Ramirez and dropped Joba Chamberpot, keeping Nathan and hoping he will figure out how to keep the closer job (or will the Tigers just not win any more close games, so it’s all hypothetical anyway?)a.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @anajaime: Thanks! Chamberpot — ha!

  87. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    H2H, 12 Team, Quality Starts and K/9

    Not desperate, looking for the best option rest of season. Best pitcher to add?

    Taijuan Walker, Jason Vargas, Chase Anderson, Kevin Gausman, Marcus Stroman, Jake Arrieta

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Walker or Gausman

  88. Scott says:
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    Bauer or Eovaldi rest of year

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eovaldi

  89. Joeg414 says:
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    Floyd or Pomeranz ros? 6×6 roto.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pomeranz

  90. Oppo Taco says:
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    J up or Scherzer in a keeper? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Upton

  91. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I’ve been bamboozled by Garcia on back-to-back Sundays!

  92. rafi says:
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    1. Castellanos or Solarte for ROS?

    I’m thinking Castellanos…

    2. in AL-Only, would you do Masterson for either of the above?

    • rafi says:
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      @rafi: Oh, third choice in this scenario is Holt. The Castellanos guy has him as well.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Casty, yes, I’d trade an arm for him if you need the bat

  93. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Danny Salazar,Eugenio Suarez,Asdrubal,Mercer or Rollins at SS in a points league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rollins, AssCab

    • gareth says:
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      y@my sisters friend boyfriend:Danny Salazar should probably be forced to play shortstop as punishment for disappointing fantasy managers who reached for him in the draft.

      Danny Santana, the twins shortstop appears to have cooled off after a hot streak.

  94. Dan says:
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    Drop Hector Rondon for Jake McGee?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  95. Wilsonian says:
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    RIP Tony Gwynn.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      second that

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Wilsonian: RIP

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: @Peter Nincompoop: everything I’ve ever heard about the man is that he was one of the classiest professional athletes of all time. Never heard a single bad thing about him. He is definitely gone way too soon!

  96. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Damn Tony Gwynn just died!!! RIP Mr.Gwynn it was an honor watching you all the time in the NL West against my Giants!!

  97. insanemembrane says:
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    thanks for the response above.
    would you prefer any or all of these arms for a kennedy/ozuna combo. i looked up kennedy’s upcoming starts, and they’re all pretty tough. he didn’t look great agains the phillies and the mets so i’m looking to drop or sell.

    latos
    zimmerman
    iwakuma
    cole hamels
    matt cain
    lynn.

    i dont need ozuna

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hamels

  98. Boomer19 says:
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    R.I.P. Tony Gwynn. He was a great one.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Boomer19:

      2nd that .

  99. 740 says:
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    wssup Grey, do u think Raicel Iglesias is worth the pick up in 10 team mixed leagues?

    thank u!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

  100. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    ROS in a points league..Colon,Gee,Henderson,Archer or Walker?

  101. Puig's Poutines says:
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    Teheran for Hunter Pence who wins or fair

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Puig’s Poutines: depends on what kind of league and whats your needs….in a points league more times then not teheran scores more points then pence on a weekly basis

    • gareth says:
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      Teheran for a Hunter? Didn’t the president of the United States just do the same exchange?

        • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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          @Grey: 10team roto would you rather have cespedes for teheran or pence?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Neither

  102. Jasen says:
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    I have Hosmer at 1b. Lind is in my Util spot vs RHPs. I also have A.Ramirez who is usually on my bench
    Should I drop either for Ramirez in Chicago? Do you actually think he will stick at closer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think he’ll stick. If you need saves, sure.

      • Jasen says:
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        @Mike:
        Which bat would you drop for him?
        A.LIND
        A.RAMIREZ

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Ramirez if he’s just a bench bat for you

        • Jasen says:
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          @Jasen:
          Aramis

  103. I lived in San Diego from 1979-2005. I was there for Tony Gwynn’s entire career, I had a ton of his autographs, on cards on hats on bats, etc. I even saw Tony Gwynn when he stole bases, over 50 1 season…

    I will never forget the ‘ 84 season…

    He was not only a HOF ballplayer, but one of the best men I have ever met.

    You will be missed by many Tony, so glad I got to know you. I loved watching Tony hit a baseball, one of the best hitters of my generation…

    RIP Tony..God speed my friend..

  104. Matt says:
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    I was thinking yelich had outdoor school but chicken pocks makes sense

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  105. Alex says:
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    In my league, 11 teams 7×7 obp slg, we keep 5 guys year to year as our first five picks. I have cano, freeman, bautista and j upton.

    I will be able to keep ortiz next year but can also stash kris bryant for free in my NA spot.

    Would you consider him a worthy keeper in a league like this?

    My other option for my NA spot is joc pederson. We only have 2 UT/3 OF (i also have polanco, belt, a gordon, rajai, yelich) so dont really need him.

    Trying to decide between alcantara, bryant and betts basically knowing Bryant’s huge upside very soon.

    Appreciate the feedback

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bryant’s the best stash IMO, yes

  106. gareth says:
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    Tigers in Cleveland this weekend. Omar vizquel is being inducted into the Indians hall of fame on Saturday. They’re giving away omar jerseys for that game and having a led zepellin themed fireworks show. Its going to be nuts!

    Question for you guys – is omar vizquel a genuine hall of fame candidate and will he get in?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice! have fun man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: He’ll get in one day…Guessing Veteran’s Committee

  107. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5 weekly league.

    1. If you had to SIT ONE this week who would it be:
    Iwakuma @ KC (SON 2.2) vs Shields
    Kluber home vs Det (SON 12.7) vs Porcello
    Gray home vs Tex (SON 9.9) vs Tepesch

    2. If you had to SIT ONE this week, who would it be:
    Chisenhall 4 vs Angels, 3 vs Tigers
    Moustakas 4 vs Tigers, 3 vs Ms
    Singleton 3 vs Nats, 3 vs Rays

    Chisenhall seems like an obvious start but 0 for his last 10 and we knew the regression was coming. Might be over-thinking this one.

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ooof…Gray and Chis

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Mike: Wait. You’re saying sit Chis? Surprised by that answer but that’s what I was thinking.

  108. The Big Yabu says:
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    Trust Posey this week? Backup is Mesoraco.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, he passed all the tests they gave him

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Mike: ACT’s?

  109. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    I know I shouldn’t expect a whole lot from my catcher but when will Rosario come around? His obp and inconsistent playing time is making me wanna shake babies.
    I wish Norris played regularly. Norris, Ruiz, Suzuki are available but I can’t bring myself to drop Rosario for them.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Rosario…he’s been banged up

      don’t shake babies

  110. Alan says:
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    Would you start mcgee over addison reed in a weekly league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah, stick with AReed

  111. My My My Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Kuroda says:
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    JJ Hardy needs some Home Run Pointers from Dee Gordon. Come on JJ – kill the AVG for some POWER. He should be embarrassed that Little Dee has more HR than him.

  112. TJ says:
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    SON says Bauer’s start vs LAA is no bueno. I know you sometimes disagree with SON, so I was just looking to see if you’d start him or not

    Thanks!

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @TJ: I’d stay away from bauer, especially if SON says so until he shows some consistency.

    • TJ says:
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      @TJ: I should add that he pitches significantly better at home than on the road…that’s why I’m contemplating starting him against the advice of SON. I don’t want to wake up to a Sonavabench tomorrow morning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: I wouldn’t mess with him

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey: Grey and KK…thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Is drew Hutchison worth a roster spot over bauer eovaldi Heaney or Alex wood?

  114. kyle kendrick says:
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    League locks after day 1: Should I throw Stroman twice (vs NYY, CIN), Morton, Colon, or Gausman?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: morton @CUBS
        colon @STL
        gausman @ TB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gausman

          • kyle kendrick says:
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            @Grey: what about Stroman with two starts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s fine, I guess

  115. true and correct says:
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    R.I.P. Tony Gwynn. Moved to San Diego 35 years ago, and had the pleasure of watching his entire career. A great ballplayer and a great person. So sad. Cancer sucks.

  116. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Question: did anyone name their team ‘Colby Lewis And The Choos’ this year? No? I’ll see myself out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Haha

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: colby jacked cheese.

  117. Alan says:
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    Ill be so upset if we dont get to see marco estrada pitch in colorado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  118. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey –

    who gets the better deal ROS H2H pts league:

    Cliff Lee/W.Rosario or Hamels/Yadi Molina

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  119. JustanUncle says:
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    looking to be reassured I was trade-raped this weekend:
    In a 12 man keeper auction league I got Chris Sale($3) and Will Myers($5) for D.Wright($39), Alex Gordon($20) and Garret Richards($0).

    In my other 12 man keeper league I have been offered: Lester and Cobb for Polanco and Archer. Thoughts?

    Greyte write up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent… I’d take Polanco

  120. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Ozuna bumgarner for votto? Fair and which side in vaccuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum, but it’s fair

  121. Henry says:
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    12 team

    My SP are: Bumgarner, Hudson, Shields, Heaney, Walker, Stroman.

    Thinking about dropping one for a streamer spot since I only have 4 pitchers who actually pitch. Thoughts?

    Options for today are:
    McCarthy vs MIL,
    Odorizzi vs BAL,
    or Chen @TB

    Thanks, great write-up as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Heaney for Chen…Thanks!

  122. Alan says:
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    You think Wheeler will ever pitch to his fip and x fip (3.25, 3.50) in 2014? My other choice is morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eventually, sure

  123. Jack says:
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    Better stash – Alex Wood, Taijuan Walker, or Jimmy Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  124. Five-On-One says:
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    Which side – Hanley for Rollins and Crisp (or Rollins and Blackmon)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  125. billyboy says:
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    why are there different values for players on the hitter-tron and stream-o-nator today when you click on “weekly projections” and “next 7 day projections” ? shouldnt they be the same on Monday? which do i use when setting my weekly lineup?

    thanks, love the blog

    • Hmm, I checked a couple players and Next 7 day and Next Calendar Week looks the same to me.

      • billyboy says:
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        BJ upton has a $U value of 15.4 on “next week hitter projections” but $2.9 on “next 7 day (weekly) hitter projections. am i missing something? that seems like a big difference

  126. Cheese says:
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    Was offered Alex Wood and Alexei Ramirez for my Jon Singleton, Xander Bogaerts and Kendrys Morales. I need the pitching help, but I can afford the 2 week wait for Wood. I still have Chris Davis at 1B, and can put Aramis Ramirez at CI.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  127. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, after seeing more and noticing you advised somebody that milone’s starts this week as a whole are better than odorizzi’s. what are one’s thrown out this week out of these. throw out 4.
    odorizzi vs BAL
    Milone vs TEX
    Roenis vs SD
    anderson vs MIL
    arrieta @MIA
    morton @ CUBS
    odorizzi vs HOU
    milone vs BOS

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: shit, when i said “throw out” i meant worst. that could result in polar opposite answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Odorizzi’s, Roenis

  128. B.o.B says:
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    Would you trade Brandon Moss for Andrew Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  129. Jacks says:
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    This weekend I asked you about the following rebuilding trade in my keeper 10 team 4X4 league with $300 salary: In next years salaries, My $31 Kemp, $28 Votto and $17 Latos for his $12 Freeman and assorted junk.

    Odds are I won’t keep any of those three. I have a pretty full 12 player list already. But Freeman would make the cut. I’m just having a hard time executing the trade. For sure, I am selling low on all 3 of my guys. Guess I’m worried that Freeman might not be all that … many don’t think he will develop 30 HR power.

    Should I just stop deliberating and hit the bid? A cheap Freeman for 3-5 years is worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Freeman

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the hand holding. I hit the bid. Here’s to 2015!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sweaty palms

  130. Five-On-One says:
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    Oscar is gone – Pick up C Carter, J Jones, Gentry, Calhoun, Kiermaier, Venable? Don’t really like any of the options. Also, what are the chances Oscar comes back up and produces this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable… Decent chance of it, sure…

  131. DomMattingly says:
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    Trade Bryce Harper for Kipnis or Kinsler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either…. Kinsler first

  132. Tanakatime says:
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    Thoughts on sonny grey ROS? Has given up more runs than usual in last 4 outings although not terrible. Contemplating trading him and segura for kershaw. Might have to throw in Khris Davis also to get it done. Been playing alcides at short lately anyway and been moving Davis in and out of utility. What do you think?

    One more quick question singleton or Khris Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw… I’d take Davis

  133. John says:
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    Mike had said mesoraco over montero, ok…. how about perez over mesoraco and does it matter if I need to lean average rather than straight power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Perez

  134. frankgrimes says:
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    what did you think of the GOT finale?
    I watched Fargo too good shizz.
    What series should I start next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked GOT; bit more hit or miss than past seasons, not loving the wall shizz… Fargo’s amazing, love that show… Bummed it ends this week… Have you watched Spiral on Netflix? It’s excellent… Like the french Wire… Vaping Heisenberg right now, digging it… No idea of the flavor either…

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: I will check out Spiral. Fargo is so good. I usually am way behind then watch shows in bunches. I just finished breaking bad last month.

        I think the blue is like blueberry lemonadey kinda thing. I love the way it looks in the tank. I’m vaping that today too.
        I sent that chocolate donut even tho I know you prefer the fruits hehe it’s one of my all time favs with my morning coffee.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Is that the brown one? I couldn’t tell from the smell and was going to look it up… I thought it might’ve been tobacco which I won’t do, don’t even want to risk liking the taste…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, nice, I’ll try that one next… I never like chocolate flavors either because they taste so synthetic usually… Nope, never tried bombies, what’s that?

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                http://www.bombies.com
                never tried it yet
                the nana cream is supposedly great prolly next time I stock up I give it a shot. other places I want to try are
                Ahlusion
                Alice in vapeland
                goodlife vapor
                and space jam

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Out of those, I’ve tried Space Jam… Solid flavor I had, but don’t remember which it was…

  135. Milby says:
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    Playing for next year(s), Pick one: Matt Harvey @ $1 for ’15 & ’16 OR George Springer @ $10 for ’15-’17.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  136. Benny says:
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    I have a trade on the table where I can acquire one of these 3 in a multi-player deal in my dynasty keeper league. Could rank these 3 for the next few years of value? I’m guessing Fister is the safest and Wheeler has the most upside, but if you had to pick one to have for the next 3 years, which would it be?

    Fister
    Archer
    Wheeler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with your assessment… Fister, Archer

  137. What should i do says:
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    I have too many outfielders and i need a pitcher, who should i drop, willingham, dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

      • What should i do says:
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        @Grey: I suppose i could also drop josh rutledge but i need some depth as 2b and ss. so willingham still over rutledge you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • What should i do says:
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        @Grey: I suppose i could also drop josh rutledge but i need some depth as 2b and ss. so willingham still over rutledge you think?

  138. John says:
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    In a bit of a dilemma, no room for all my arms. Trying to work trade but who to drop if GCOle comes back say late this week or early next and TWalker is officially not on DL. SP below:
    cueto Kazmir Minor GCole Keuchel Lackey ventura Eovaldi T Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  139. chris says:
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    10 team keeper.

    Trade Singleton for Pujols? I have Hosmer, Napoli, Singleton but I lack power… I think I need a power 1b/3b

    Or a 4th rd pick for Frazier?

    Current team
    McCann, Brian(1B,C) NYY
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do a 4th round pick for Frazier

  140. John says:
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    cueto Kazmir Minor GCole Keuchel Lackey ventura Eovaldi T Walker any 2 SP combo you wold give for Price??

    Kazmir and walker

    kazmir and eovaldi

    something else??

    • John says:
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      @John: Mostly intersted in knowing what the most would be you wld give kazmir and ventura ….who do I want to get rid of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir and Eovaldi, sure

  141. JustanUncle says:
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    Is Arcia showing his true colors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a 20 HR hitter with a .250 average

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @JustanUncle: he blew it for me last week

  142. alex seber says:
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    I’m in a H2H Points league with standard points awarded, so it slightly favors power hitters. -.5 for K’s. I’ve got two spots for Holliday, Kemp, Dickerson, and Bruce. I’m leaning Kemp and Bruce only because Dickerson has 1 less game this week, plus he might be sitting tonight versus Ryu.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp and Bruce work for me

  143. malamoney says:
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    Kluber or Samardzija rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Even if Samarzidja is traded?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  144. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need rbi/avg/hr (in that order). who do you like for this week:

    bogaerts (14.3) – 3 vs min, 4 @ oak
    mcgehee (9.9) – 3 vs chc, 4 vs nym

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  145. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Does Jaso play everyday wether its C or DH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he play yesterday?

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: no he didnt he put a fat goose egg last week in a points leagues but the 5 weeks before that he was putting up decent numbers…did something happen with the A’s or him should of been my question…sorry im on a 6 game losing streak with looks like a good team lol and im just grasping straws trying to figure shit out..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jaso sits occasionally, nothing happened

  146. herschel says:
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    @Grey: also, in a league where i need wins and ks who do you like better between:

    kluber (12.7) – vs det
    eovaldi (13.4) – vs chc

    or just roll with an extra reliever (cody allen or betinces)?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: would you start heaney over kluber?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh

  147. true and correct says:
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    Grey- You’re an excellent read. Now, big question. R.O.S.: Dozier v. Rendon ? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Dozier

      • true and correct says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, my jewish mustached (like my favorite Uncle Sam) friend. You are truly 1 of a kind. About a millions times more insightful and knowledgeable than that overrated , loudmouthed bore, Chris Mad Dog Russo. You would be much more suited for the MLB network than that fool, and frankly some others (Tom Verducci, Matt Yallof, Brian Kenny, Chris Rose), just to name more than a few. Send in a picture w/ your resume. I’d be happy to represent you. No sh*t. I’m a retired attorney, passed 3 bars, and living in san diego. You’re 1 of the very few baseball minds I respect, and provide me with useful information. Other than Jedd Gyorko. haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, thanks!

  148. Andrew says:
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    Rank?

    McCarthy home vs Brewers ($13)
    Pomeranz home vs Rangers ($5)
    T Ross at Mariners ($1.8)
    Peralta at Dbacks (-$1.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom, McCarthy

  149. Mb says:
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    need to drop one in dynasty i am not competing this year, who do i drop? Thank you

    milone, arrieta, nova, bucholz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  150. Tanakatime says:
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    So my offer for kershaw was rejected. He tentatively offered me price and morneau for my Pujols and Jesse Chavez. One aspect of this is I would be able to make Pujols one of 4 of my keepers next year and will be able to draft him in the 5th. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  151. Halkster says:
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    I have McCann as my catcher he has not done much, feel like every week I’m just about even in Runs homeruns and RBIs
    Wondering if a better backstop would put me over the edge
    Any particular catcher you would consider trading for and how much is too much to give up to try and upgrade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for a catcher

  152. Tom says:
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    Grey – Who should i start in my DH role? 12 Team mixed h2h

    Springer – Moss – Longo – Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  153. DA says:
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    Better bet to turn things around (i.e. who would you rather have for the rest of the season)- David Price or Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  154. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Another great article great chap
    Help!
    10 team h2h points

    First base…
    Chris Davis (@ tB, @nyy)
    Or
    Singleton (@tb, @ wash)

    Pick two OF

    Ozuna 7 @ home
    Marte 3 vs. CIn, 3 vs CHC
    Gordon 3 vs sea, @ DET 4
    Crisp 7 vs Bos and Texas

    Thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Davis…Gordon, Ozuna

  155. ohhkayy says:
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    in a keeper league, would you drop ian kennedy for taijuan walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • ohhkayy says:
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      @ohhkayy: on that note. how would you rank stroman, heaney, and walker?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Heaney, Walker

  156. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey, I won’t use the word “hate” because that is too strong. But I will say that I am…unhappy that you were right about Zach Wheeler. I really thought his Saturday start would be a good one. Hat tip to you, young man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I take no pleasure in that

  157. Bunny says:
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    Heany called up for Thursday start. Trust him out of the gate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  158. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Andrew Heaney just got the call – Friends and Family League, Mr. Grey!

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Awwww man, Freakin’ Liss!???

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  159. osnam says:
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    Keep t walker or drop him for heaney? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Heaney

      • osnam says:
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        @Grey: what would you do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What would I do about what?

          • osnam says:
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            @Grey: lol sorry. I know heaney and walker are both a gamble, but who would u rather gamble on?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go with the guy that’s up

              • osnam says:
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                @Grey: ok cool thamks man.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  160. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Heany vs Mets
    Cobb vs Baltimore
    Fister vs Braves
    Minor. Vs Wash
    Iwakuma vs KC
    Do u think Heaney can come in and throw one of those first start gems cause nobody has anything on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could

  161. Five-On-One says:
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    Grey – I know the SON is Rudy’s thing, but wanted to check with you on Iwakuma’s next start. @KC for $2.2. Iwakuma has a history of over two years of exquisite performance. KC is not exactly an offensive powerhouse. He is pitching against Shields, which might limit his chances at a W, but $2.2???? You starting him? Is SON on crack?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  162. J-FOH says:
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    I’m so desperate I’m batty calling Swisher *stubs toe in door jam on purpose*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m scrounging for steals and went with SAGNOF Mike’s Gentry and Campana calls

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I found that Ross was available and I think I’m going to stream him vs. the 7t worst K rate Mariners. Also have David Peralta as a option for batty call

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t have any more room, but those aren’t bad… I might look at Singman’s post from yesterday too and change my mind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @J-FOH: Campana wasn’t playing so I went Peralta and Marisnick…Won’t you batty call with me?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’m going with marisnick. Let’s hold hands as we jump off this cliff together.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Am I Thelma or Louise?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you’re both, I’m the T-Bird

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh…Okay!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Well I figured, You’re Thelma and your mustache is louise and since I’m as big as a T-Bird then I might….Oh screw it Marisagnof just got a us a run and a stolen base. Take that snitches! Nice call!!!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, I need steals too!

  163. Alan says:
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    Wheeler or Niese for my final SP slot? 7×7 QS/holds Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  164. L-Boogie says:
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    Let the Heaney questions commence!

    Starting him at home vs Mets? I feel like I could win that game for the Marlins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  165. John says:
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    10 teamer so I am going to wait a week or so see what braves are saying, but would you drop Eovaldi for alex wood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  166. kronuts says:
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    who to drop for heaney?!
    12 team yahoo standard:
    (2)sp: madbum, bailey
    (2)rp: krod, belisario
    (4) p: kluber, Cobb, Chavez, stroman
    bench: eovaldi, bauer, a.wood, t. walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

      • kronuts says:
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        @Grey: thanks a lot grey! and who is the next drop for a streamer this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

      • kronuts says:
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        @Grey: ha aw shucks, i should have dropped bauer first since i was gonna bench him tonight anyway vs. LAA! now i can’t play eovaldi on 6/18 vs. the cubs either but oh well … i panicked over the heaney call up and wasn’t thinking straight! think it’s worth streaming any of these options this week in my h2h league?

        6/17:
        ($8) milone vs. TEX
        ($3.7) gausman @ TB
        6/18:
        ($9.5) c. anderson vs. MIL
        ($8.4) arrieta @ MIA
        6/20:
        ($20) j. garcia vs. PHI
        ($9.5) kuroda vs. BAL
        ($8.2) h. santiago vs. TEX
        ($3.9) morton @ CHC
        6/21:
        ($16.1) odorizzi vs. HOU
        ($11.8) mccarthy vs. SF
        ($9.8) vargas vs. SEA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, there’s streamers in there for some leagues

          • kronuts says:
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            @Grey: what i meant to ask was which ones would you start this week? i’m in a 12 team yahoo h2h standard league and i only have 4 moves left for the week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @kronuts: All of them except Anderson and Santiago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  167. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league, is my Brandon Phillips for his Mike Minor a fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. The Big Dickerson says:
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    start/sit Wily Peralta @ Arizona tonight?
    start/sit Roenis Elias at home in Seattle vs Padres?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start, start in most leagues

  169. Alan says:
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    Niese or Morton? QS/W/K count

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  170. aybaybay says:
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    lester/ozuna or scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  171. Steve says:
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    Grey,
    In a 10 team keeper I was offered a trade.
    I would get Polanco, Mauer and Homer Bailey for Julio Teheran. My other pitchers are Cobb, Anibal, Kazmir, Shelby Miller, and Yordano while at catcher I have Mesorasco and in the OF I have Puig, McCutchen, Adam Jones, Gordon and Jay Bruce (loaded I know). Should I do it? Would it be better/doable if I got Price instead of Bailey and Mauer?
    Team is struggling at 5-6 looking to shake things up. Thanks for the help love your site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price would be better but I’d take the trade as is too

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Think I did well here. Traded Teheran for Polanco, Bailey, Mauer and made another deal where I traded Adam Jones for Sonny Gray and Khris Davis. Opens up a spot in my outfield, replaces Teheran and possibly gives me a top player for the next 10 years (Polanco).

  172. Matt says:
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    Thanks in advance

    In my league, 11 teams 7×7 obp slg, we keep 5 guys year to year as our first five picks. I have cano, freeman, bautista and j upton.

    I will be able to keep ortiz next year but can also stash kris bryant for free in my NA spot.

    Would you consider him a worthy keeper in a league like this?

    My other option for my NA spot is joc pederson. We only have 2 UT/3 OF (i also have polanco, belt, a gordon, rajai, yelich) so dont really need him.

    Trying to decide between alcantara, bryant and betts basically knowing Bryant’s huge upside very soon.

    Appreciate the feedback

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz is a better keeper than guys that are in the minors…

  173. bossmanjunior says:
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    Shallow 10 team league

    C Perez 1B Pujols 2B Hill 3B Encarnacion SS Segura OF Jones OF Marte OF Werth UTL Rizzo BN K. Davis

    SP Cobb, Bailey, Fister, Samardzija, Kluber, Ventura, Kazmir, Kuechel
    RP Robertson, Cishek, Krod, Allen

    Another owner is looking to trade Kipnis for a starting pitcher and already rejected Samardzija apparently because he could be traded to the Rockies or the AL East.

    1) Would you basically trade any of my starting pitchers for Kipnis? I would then drop Hill for another starter. The likes of Heaney,

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      …Bauer, McHughs are all available.

      2) What order would you try to trade starters for Kipnis? Im thinking of starting with Kazmir.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, try Kazmir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade any of your pitchers for Kipnis

  174. Any word on Mr Wieters visit to Doctor Jimmy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t heard anything

  175. Dave says:
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    Cool to trade A Gordon for Ryu or Iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  176. Oppo Taco says:
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    Just traded away heyward (finally) in our 12 team keeper and got price. Good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  177. SpecialFNK says:
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    give- Ervin Santana
    get- Kendrys Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  178. James says:
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    12 team keeper league…

    Charlie Blackmon + Johnny Cueto + Starling Marte

    OR

    Matt Adams + Brandon Belt + Kevin Gausman

    Which side would you rather take for ROS?
    Which side would you rather take for the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

      • James says:
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        @Grey: Without a doubt? Or it’s close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Close

  179. matt says:
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    lose porcello for heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  180. Jon says:
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    Drop Belisario for Heaney? I still have Perkins/Trevor/Allen for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  181. News update regarding one T. Walker:

    - Taijuan Walker is definitely getting closer to making his season debut for Seattle after allowing one run and one hit in 6 2/3 innings for Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday. Erasmo Ramirez has been somewhat successful in his last two starts (he’s pitched 9 2/3 scoreless innings, but walked nine in the process), yet he’s still not winning over management. Walker is lined up to replace him, perhaps after one more week in the minors. He’ll be worth a flier in mixed leagues once promoted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  182. Jacks says:
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    Looks like we love the same TV shows. Spiral was awesome, and it’s not over yet! There’s a season 5 coming this year. Fargo has been great. How about Luther? 3 seasons on Netflix. Short seasons, awesome stuff. Star is Idris Elba, Stringer on the wire. You might already be a fan of the show.

    So which 2 do I play this week out of

    Singleton: 3 lefties, including Gio and Price, but he’s hitting much better against them than righties. That might be a fluke.
    BJ Upton: He’s starting to hit again (maybe). 7 game slate. Hittertron likes at $16
    Rajai: 7 game slate, but only 2 lefties
    Lawrie: 6 away games. Tanaka and Cueto.

    Singleton/Lawrie would be one or the other. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, loved Luther… I got excited yesterday when it said new episodes for Luther, but it’s ones I’ve seen already… Singleton, Lawrie

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: The Luther seasons are too short!

        Oh, has to be Singleton OR Lawrie then BJ or Rajai …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Singleton and Rajai…Yes, way too short, but I did like the first the best then they were just solid

  183. Who you like this week:

    Garcia vs Philly ($19.4)
    Alvarez vs Mets ($8.5)
    Arrieta @ Marlins ($8.4)

    I’m leaning towards Alvarez but I’m having trouble ignoring Garcia’s $19.4 SON value…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  184. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    I traded Lonnie Chisenhall for Cole Hamels. Did the other guy get fleeced?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Grey: Well shit. Bad enough that I should have feelings over it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Feelings?

          • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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            @Grey: That’s what I said.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

    • @TysonFrozenChicken: @TysonFrozenChicken:

      Might be more even than you think..Lonnie will not hit .400 or maybe not even .300 but his counting stats should be career bests…Hamels is still good, but not ace any more.

      .LOL..of course you fleeced him, the more I wrote the less I believed in Lonnie..cheers

  185. Adam says:
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    Dynasty format, 5×5 obp and qs (in place of avg and w), 40 man rosters, no waiver wire. I need an OF something bad.

    Springer, salazar, maikel Franco, for sonny gray, oscar Taveras, taijuan walker.

    Which side ya like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  186. booya says:
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    H2H 7×7 w/ OPS, XBH, QS & K/9
    Which side would you want:
    Rizzo, Ozuna & Masterson or Adams, Bruce & Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  187. blindnuts says:
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    I have Craig, Adams, Singleton and Goldy at 1b and I need pitching bad.

    I am being offered Yu for Goldy…should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • @blindnuts: agree with Grey, Goldy is too valuable for a once a week kinda of guy as an SP..

      See if you can package one or 2 of the other 1B’s with something else for YU or a lesser SP..

      DO NOT trade Goldy for a SP..

      cheers

  188. SON seems to like Kendrys better than Krush this week, despite 3 games in Willaimsport for Krush..

    Who you think I should start?

    thanks, man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  189. Paz says:
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    Mauer and R-Zimmerman just got placed on waivers, are any of the following bench bats worth dropping for either of them: Holt, Wong, Dickerson, Arcia

    thanks Greyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong and Holt

  190. Javier Baez or Kris Bryant or Andrew Heaney in dynasty league – I have the number 2 waiver pick – the person with the number waiver pick seems interested to waiting for Bryant so that would leave me with Baez and he has to make the september call up or I would have to use my waiver pick on someone else – so should I wait for Baez or grap Heaney the sure thing

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Mr Baseball: rookie pitchers are far from a sure thing…

  191. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    saw question above about wheeler finding his XFIP at some point. Arrieta has so many years of being bad (sometimes very much so) that i wonder about dropping any of floyd/wheeler for him? 28 moves left in this league. Arrieta’s last 4 out of 5 have been great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth using a move

    • @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I actually picked up Arrieta for this week and then dropped him, cause I had a rememorey, I have been here before with this guy, 4 or so out of 5 or so and then BOOM, he gets lit up like all those upcoming 4th of July fireworks..don’t do it to your self dude!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: yeah, he’s been bad for a lot of years now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • @bossmanjunior: I am gonna send the Phillies my fantasy baseball history resume, and see if they will hire me, I could do a better job of running the Phillies than this clown! DAMN!

      I already know stuff he doesn’t, how could they go wrong..HAHA

  192. Matt Wieters will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.
    Wieters to avoid the worst-case scenario, but the discomfort in his elbow continued to linger. His season is over, as surgery will sideline him for nine months. The good news is that he should be close to 100 percent around the start of spring training next year. The Orioles will move ahead with Nick Hundley as their main catcher for the rest of 2014.
    Source: Baltimore Orioles on Twitter
    Jun 16 – 5:16 PM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrific

      • @Grey:
        the injuries are out of control in 2014, now CATCHERS are having Tommy John surgery!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  193. I moustache you something says:
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    Grey,
    couple questions…
    1- would you do a (my) Scherzer for (his) Canoe
    2- who would you take ROS, Bailey or Kuma
    3- Beckett (@SD) or Niese (@STL, @MIA)?

    Thanks Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Bailey 3. Beckett

  194. Lando87 says:
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    In what order would you place Kazmir, Gio and Cole as far as SP go? (Trying to finalize a trade)

    I know Kaz has best numbers, but he’s the oldest of the three in a keeper league and I’m wary to trust him long term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, Kazmir

  195. Henry says:
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    My Uehara for Gerrit Cole if I have 4 closers?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side

  196. I need to start 6 of these guys for the week in 10 team weekly H2H points…

    GREY ONLY, WHO WOULD YOU SUGGEST I START…cheers!

    Brantley, Michael – no brainer (NB)
    Jones, Adam -NB
    Stanton, Giancarlo – NB
    Davis, Khris – NB
    Hamilton, Billy – NB

    Kemp, Matt – hitting now
    Votto, Joey – any other year he is a must start
    Moustakas, Mike
    Morales, Kendrys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st five and Votto

  197. 1-0 USA, 35 seconds into the match!! WOOHOO!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      yay

  198. goodfold2 says:
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    wong now getting moved down low in order. who’s best backup for him (and possibly others) in league with hits/total bases? harrison/solarte/rutledge/beckham/scooter/odor/lastella/mercer. beckham probably has safest playing time but his counting stats aren’t great (only 20% of his PA result in run/rbi, compared to 25% for harrison/odor/solarte/mercer (lately), rutledge’s counting stats are out of this world per at bat (35% in small sample). since this isn’t for starting role (or could be only if/when i don’t need steals) as long as good amount of playing time occurs it would be fine. seems like rutledge or harrison would be the pick. in this league (10 team with 10 man benches) a lot of these guys are out here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

  199. goodfold2 says:
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    with all of this soccer talk going around, all it brings up for me (usually at bars) when somebody says “soccer is most athletic sport” or something to that effect is that it is highly athletic, but tennis is more so. those guys are never not moving, AND the extreme high level of hand eye used in baseball are needed just as much in tennis (i’m talking best players in the world obv) with balls flying around at over 100 mph there too, only those guys have to run back and forth as hard as they can (besides occasional short breaks) for 3 hours or more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  200. Robert says:
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    Yo Grey- to replace Wieters for ROS; Ruiz or grab Bethancourt when he is up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruiz

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks. It hurts to lose my Wieters.

  201. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Kipnis and cole hamels or cargo and Neil Walker? Thx!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  202. Al koholic says:
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    kyle parker coming up,could be decent in coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if he plays

  203. Mike says:
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    I get d price and zobrist

    For

    Kinsler and anibal

    Problem is my MI’s would be hardy, Escobar and Wong

    Do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  204. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    it’s pretty sweet owning dickerson and stubbs in 16 teamer, since when one of them gets benched it’s possibly for the other. making one the bench spot, and taking the decision out of my hands completely. also, it appears martin is better than pierzynski, believe that going forward? OPS/total bases as categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t buy that on Martin and AJ

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: so stick pierzyn for now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  205. Chris says:
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    I’ve got Archer, Gausman, Stroman, Niese and Ventura. Any of these worth dropping in a H2H points league for Andrew Heaney?

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @Chris: archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  206. NEWS FLASH:
    Verlander just had a 1o pitch 1,2,3, skado, 1st inning…small steps

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Major reverse splits – -http://www.fangraphs.com/statsplits.aspx?playerid=8700&position=P&season=2014

      I’d be surprised if he has a bad day. Royals mgmt doesn’t know what they’re doing putting all these lefties this high up the lineup.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          He hasn’t been elite for a few years. Didn’t think he’d be this bad either if I’m being honest but I wasn’t chasing him where he was going in drafts.

          • @Sky: I took him with my first pick, in a 9 player keeper league, I kept 9 bats and drafted V with the 2nd pick after Waino was gone, over Felix, Stras and Sherzer, I know, I know, but I have never had him in all my years of playing, I know, I know…Still I am 8-3 and in 1st in my division on a 10 team H2 H point weekly…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              10th round isn’t bad for him but meh. I don’t draft guys just because I’ve never owned them.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Sky: were you aware of the ages and career trajectories of those other guys at the time?

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @goodfold2: don’t think you meant to say this to me. Doesn’t seem to connect with the conversation.

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Sky: no, it was to phenom grabbing verlander in a keeper before f-her/stras/scherz

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Gotcha

  207. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey! Need your help. I’m trying to upgrade my pitching for K’s and W’s. Leading most hitting categories. 13 teams.

    My Cano and Cobb for his Scherzer and Fister or Beckett. I could probably get Zobrist tossed in also.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it

  208. 2 RUN FIRST INNING HOME RUN = Mike Stanton!

  209. goodfold2 says:
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    considering how good hutchison on the road is, does his @ NYY start on thurs rank anywhere other than the bottom of these other 3 starts?
    arrieta @ MIA
    morton @ CUBS
    milone vs BOS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see him over Morton

  210. phenomenot says:
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    Drop Span to pick up Marisnick?
    I need steals, and avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • phenomenot says:
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        @Grey: you know, eh carries a lot of weight up here in Canada.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, not as much here in the lower 48

  211. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, moreland is now getting a third opinion on ankle. how many of these does he need, and why does it take this long to get doctor appointments when you play for a huge organization like an MLB team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: if they only go to a few specialists that actually could be true.

  212. SpecialFNK says:
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    give- Ian Kennedy, Everth Cabrera.
    get- Aramis Ramirez, Alexei Ramirez.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- DJ LaMahieu. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Rutledge.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Calhoun. OF- Jay. UT- Marisnick. BN- Duda, Blanks, Parker, Pederson.
    DL- Cuddyer. DL- Saunders. DL- Gyorko.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Kennedy. RP- Papelbon. RP- Britton.
    P- Oviedo. P- Yates. P- Simmons.
    BN- Santana, Ross, Kuroda, Gausman, Nelson. DL- Butler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei side, it’s fair

  213. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    Grey

    Jhonny Peralta,Andrelton Simmons, Gordon Beckham or Chris Owings Ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  214. frankgrimes says:
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    Bauer is garbage
    Guess he prolly still a year away
    Good bye prick! Hello arrietta argh pitching ain’t that deep…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  215. SteveNZ says:
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    Man, I’d like to know what Pujols is hitting with the bases loaded this year.

    Or maybe I wouldn’t…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  216. Jc says:
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    Drop Hosmer or Danny Santana for Singleton? Both guys are riding the bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • Jc says:
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        @Grey: Y@Grey: You’re a gentleman and a scholar!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am!

  217. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h weekly points keeper league

    Nice and quick: which side?

    Allen Craig/JJ hardy or Mike Napoli/Matt Carpenter

    Just picked up Heaney to hopefully ease a tiny bit of my Jose Fernandez hangover…

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  218. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H 10×10, 14 moves left this year. Comfortably in 1st. Had Yelich at CF (for Harper). Use a move on Ozuna or Fowler, or hold my move and tread water for 2 wks since Yelich’s injury looks minor? I likely won’t lose position in the standings but lead could shrink. Not playing close competitors the next two wks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  219. slew says:
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    Brantley just left the game after taking a knee to the coconut while sliding into second.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrific

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @slew: They’re saying it was for “precautionary” reasons. Hope everything’s ok.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully

  220. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Hello friend,

    Do you do sonny gray and keuchel for bumgarner ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum side

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: really, thought gray was closer than that.

  221. DomMattingly says:
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    Can you rank these ROS? Granderson, Arcia, L.Martin, Byrd, D. Jennings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Arcia, Leonys

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  222. J-FOH says:
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    I would like to nominate Marisagnof used in tomorrow’s rundown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His blurb has been written, just waiting for a final line

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: sad emoticon

        I suck today, I dropped Oviedo to batty call. I hate myself

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch, yeah, not your finest hour… I bet Steve’s got an example of a worst mistake for one of your drops though…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I went streamer crazy and he added Lester before his 15 K game. I don’t need to be reminded of my stupidity

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: It’s not just the drops. The Tyson Ross pickup ain’t going so well either.

            • Kid A says:
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              @SteveNZ:

              Early bird gets the burn.

              hahaha!

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Kid A: you notice he blew the save (leo nunez) and now it appears maddon was really just trying them all out (like an actual tryout, but real in this case, when most of the time they just say that till one guy does it well, then the others might not even get chance). if you were in net saves league you actually gained a save by dropping him, plus since he blew it, he probably won’t end up with that job.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch

            • J-FOH says:
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              @SteveNZ: that fargin corcksucker can shut down the White Sox in Chicago but gets shelled by the mariners in Seattle. i should quit and go get a job working under Dipoto with the Angels.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @SteveNZ: My marisnick batty call is teets!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @J-FOH: You nailed that one.

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @SteveNZ: oops, i confused the papelbon blown and the nunez homer allowed as if it too was a blown. it wasn’t.

  223. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Do you still hold Balfour or go for McGee ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  224. SteveNZ says:
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    Bleurgh, Papelbon. Stupid bloop RBI single.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a miracle the Braves scored

    • nick the dick says:
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      @SteveNZ: thank goodness. A loss for teheran there woulda been hard to swallow

  225. AJ says:
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    Drop or just bench Verlander?!! I guess I could just bench him but man he’s horrible!!! Shouldn’t be long before he is no longer a 100% owned player…kinda wanna pick up Heaney but would probably drop Solarte

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @AJ: Bench Verlander, Solarte for Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Mello

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Yea for sure I completely agree, keeping him is the most logical answer, but should we all in Fantasy Land possibly start coming to the realization and maybe accept that the Great Justin Verlander may sadly be NO MAS? Just a thought fantasy brothas… Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  226. Mello Yello says:
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    Heaney Watch, Day 17:

    Dear Diary,

    There is finally light at the end of the tunnel…Loria is still a dick-wad, but there’s no time for that right now.

    Did you see that header against Ghana? Whhhaaaattttt?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      US of A!

  227. justin time for the game! says:
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    howdy grey, from new orleans! I’m watching hangover & i have to say i agree with alan “pants at a time like this?!”

    anythewhoo, this week/ vs ROS jon singleton or joey votto who would you rather have? votto’s previous injury scares me a lil, I’m sure he’s fine though from his quad but it may be something that lingers.
    i think singleton could be a real good as the summer progresses- to get him who to drop, votto (my 1b is goldy), or jay bruce id say lackey but he’s been fine & he could potential have 2 starts for week 13. i also have carlos santana who i could move pretty much everywhere except OF.

    team right now is as follows

    ca: gattis

    1b: goldy

    2b: dee gordon

    3b: david wright (i wish i waited a later & got donaldson on my draft instead of wright but ill learn next season)

    SS: Alexei ramirez

    IF: Joey votto

    OF: m. holliday

    OF: H. Pence

    OF: M. Brantley

    OF: G. Springer

    DH: Adam dunn

    utility: gregory polanco

    bench: pedrioa (he hasn’t been good this season, would you try & sell high if he has a good week this week to this league mate of mine who’s a die hard sox fan?), bruce & bryce harper on DL
    10 team league w/ espy, h2h points & redraft.
    thanks for the advice this past week (week 11)- i had the most points in the league, just shy of 600 points for the week! i wanted to drop dunn & put santana as dh but i wanted to wait with dunn being the “creeper of the week”, i know i don’t like to think ahead too much but i really hope i get a week 13 W that owner has already begun the trash talk, oh my!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… Drop Dunn for Singleton

  228. cubjet says:
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    Jordy Mercer, Gordan Beckham or Scooter Gennett

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  229. frankgrimes says:
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    I’m still chuckling over the dirty doorknobs blurb hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  230. ty says:
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    Who would you drop for Heaney. Both are streamers and not heavily relied upon. Archer or T. Ross. Thnx G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey…makes it easy that he’s given up 5ER and 5BB thorugh 5 yikes

  231. Abdoozy says:
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    Yordano @ DET tomorrow. I’m reluctant to start even though YoVen has been pretty good. SON hates the start. You agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  232. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    14 team roto with OPS/k’s/walks and net steals. i have mesoraco/castro. owner is trying to trade me mauer for castro and wade davis. this is an easy no, right. it seems the only things i would gain is some help in avg and runs (i have a lot of runs, need the HR/RBI like castro gets better anyway, plus OPS which castro does better anyway)

  233. Abdoozy says:
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    I now have a serious case of Heaney envy. Drop any of these guys for him?
    12tm h2h 6×6 OPS redraft..

    SP Cobb Kennedy Chavez Yordano Teheran Sanchez Gausman
    RP Belisario Allen Rodney

    Leaning Gausman but want his start Weds @TB and am afraid someone else will grab Heaney first.. Kennedy is back in the friendly confines of Petco.. What to do..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Kennedy

  234. goodfold2 says:
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    is it just me or is anybody else completely surprised Hale had an ERA that low (i seem to remember him getting lit up nearly every time i notice he’s pitching), it’s likely why i left him demoted in my minors in 30 man league (even though like 3 days ago his era/whip was damn good)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  235. john says:
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    Trade harper for Rios. I would be dropping dickerson. Or just wait harper out. I think I am going to add eovaldi to the deal too mainly to get him to do it and to make room for Gcole and Walker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rios

      • john says:
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        @Grey: Harper and walker would work too eh.