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JayWrong hijacks the podcast in protest of Steve Byrne of TBS’s Sullivan and Son coming on the podcast because his Razzball contract states that he’s the “official” half Irish-half Korean podcast guest.  However, Steve quickly showed why JayWrong shouldn’t abandon his post for too long because in the ever-changing world of multimedia, the tides change quickly.  Just look at how fast the environment changed compared to Al Gore’s use of PowerPoint.  Brooksie from Shawshank would be totally lost.  SteveWrong?  Maybe if he’s not too careful.  The “he” in that sentence can be read as either JayWrong or SteveWrong.  Oh, and check out Season 2 of Sullivan and Son which airs this Thursday…Well, I was gonna say the time, but no one watches anything live, so set your DVR and watch whenever.   Rudy joins the show and explains why the Hitter-Tron is so valuable right now.  People have gotten accustom to streaming pitchers, but there’s a market inefficiency right now for streaming hitters — take advantage.  I think if you’re not using the Stream-o-Nator or Hitter-Tron you’re using Razzball 1.0 and we’re rolling with 3.0.  Soon, when you open the site, it’s gonna say, “You’ve got mail.”  Hey, curve, we’re ahead of you.  Also Rudy promises to provide documentation to figure out how to use all the tools optimally.  I guess he doesn’t realize everyone would prefer he just do a tutorial on YouTube.  Who reads docs?  I don’t even have time to spell out the whole word for docs.  Then I come on to talk about Bobby Brown and Suge Knight.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball podcast (now with SteveWrong):

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  1. AJ says:
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    Looking to reel me in a BIG fish!! I dunno like a Miggy Meal for example..who would you offer from my lineup in a 2 for 1 offer or am I all good no need to go fishing for a Miggy? I was thinking Machado and Jones or Stras…Braun be gone??..I’m pretty Big for Puig!! Gracias

    C Matt Wieters
    1B Freddie Freeman
    2B Nick Franklin
    3B Manny Machado
    SS J.J. Hardy
    2B/SS Daniel Murphy
    1B/3B Anthony Rizzo
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Hunter Pence
    OF Domonic Brown
    OF Yasiel Puig
    UT Ryan Braun
    UT Carlos Beltran
    Bench Wil Myers

    P Stephen Strasburg
    P Craig Kimbrel
    P Rafael Soriano
    P Anibal Sanchez
    P A.J. Burnett
    P Bobby Parnell
    P Heath Bell
    P Francisco Liriano
    P Gerrit Cole
    Bench Rick Porcello
    Bench Jarrod Parker soon to drop for Demps or Santiago maybe…
    DL Jose Reyes
    DL Jedd Gyorko

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun and Rizzo?

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yea that sounds good..just not sure if he’ll bite…may have to throw in a Machado!! But will attempt!! Thanks

  2. abdoozy says:
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    I try to use the Hitter-Tron but all it ever seems to tell me is “you should have drafted everybody on the Rockies along with Miggy.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @abdoozy: Haha… Skim the side for percentage owned… When you get to guys that are less than 100%, you’re in the area where guys could be available…

  3. abdoozy says:
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    I suck up the middle. (yeah, TWSS!) Kelly Johnson appears to be reverting to the suckitude everyone expected. Meanwhile, Rickie is bopping around on his WW scooter taunting me for dropping him for KJ in the first place.

    There are literally no other options at 2B in this league.. Do I dump Johnson in the hopes that Weeks has figured it out, or be patient and hope KJ is better than I know he is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @abdoozy: Hold Johnson, hehe…

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Grey: This is why I keep coming.

        (hehe)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  4. Kyle says:
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    Hey I keep reading everywhere to sell puig so I ended up dealing him for struggling cole hamels.. Good move or did I sell too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Nice trade

    • Gray Elbright says:
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      @Kyle:

      Yeah that’s a good move for you.

  5. Ty says:
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    480 comments on that last post. Damn dude you are the gift that keeps on giving…
    Looks like Kel-Jo is starting to level off. What do you think about grabbing rendon? Looks like he’s going to be 2nd base eligible soon. Also, The Bartender looks like he’s pitching by brail lately. Can I trust him going forward. I’m hurting for saves and all I have is him and Belfour. Thanks man you guys are legit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: No problem… I wouldn’t drop Johnson, but can play Rendon if you have room… The Bartender?

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        That’s Tom Wilhelmsmans nick name.. Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought it was the Kaiser… I think he’ll be fine, not sure what options you have if he’s not…

          • Ty says:
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            @Grey:
            Guys I have on my WW
            Perkins, Bell, Henderson and K. Jansen

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d hold and move to Kenley once he’s instated…

              • Ty says:
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                @Grey:
                Thanx G

  6. BRYAN says:
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    Grey -

    I had this offered to me today:

    I trade Adrian Beltre for Yasiel Puig…

    what do you think?

    Side note, I have Sandoval, ZImmerman, and Donaldson as well at 3b.

    It’s a total points league too.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Beltre…

  7. Mike says:
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    Better pickup… Detwiler, Edwin Jackson or Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  8. Bryan says:
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    Thoughts on Profar? Is he worth keeping around with Kipnis and Rendon on my roster was hoping he would end up with SS eligibility. I need Rendon around to fill in for Aramis at 3rd.

    Also Aoki or Maybin and Garza or Medlen

    Thanks..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth keeping around on your roster… Aoki, Medlen

  9. Doc Pounder says:
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    Would you add Porcello for either Garza, H. Bailey, or Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Cingrani

  10. Jimbo says:
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    Would you drop Miguel Montero for either Gattis or Zunino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  11. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league I was offered ellsbury kendrys morales and Dominic brown for bourjos aoki fielder. Am I getting good value here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ellsbury side if you need steals…

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: Well this is my team if it helps. It’s a 20 team league.

        c jp arencibia
        1b prince fielder
        2b neil walker
        ss yunel Escobar
        3b miguel cabrera
        inf evan longoria
        lf michael morse
        cf norichika aoki
        rf justin upton
        of carl crawford
        util desmond jennings
        bn nick franklin
        Bn jorge soler
        bn evan gattis
        bn jurickson profar
        bn peter bourjos

        sp clayton kershaw
        sp cliff lee
        sp yu darvish
        sp daniel straily
        rp sean doolittle
        rp mat belisle
        rp Jose veras
        rp heath bell
        p mat thorton
        p joe blamton
        p Barry zito
        bn zack wheeler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Ellsbury

  12. DP says:
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    I was offered a trade today- in NL 5×5 10 team league —- I put Braun on Trading block to get some feelers…………… first offer is Denorfia and S Miller for my Braun and a pitcher of my choice—— nolasco, pettibone, lyons (stls) would be SP that i would even consider……………………..I am thinking i can get more…… your two bits plaz ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get more

      • DP says:
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        @Grey: should i counter offer for Ozuna and shelby miller and give braun and say Lyons (stls)- I think I could use that- I am rock bottom in HRs ,even though i own Goldy, howard, braun — lead in SBs, and competitive in every where else, but HRs — or maybe i just wait ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Braun there

          • DP says:
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            @Grey: so I need more than Ozuna and s miller for braun and lyons? NL only ? thnx for your time

            • DP says:
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              @DP: theres no bench, only Dl otherwise roster is active all week long, no subs. just drops, trades and DL.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

            • AL KOHOLIC says:
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              @DP: yeah id be wanting a run producer and a pitcher

  13. yeshcheese says:
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    I use the hittertron to stream Catcher… and it has been awesome! Really fun and with such a crap roll like C position, I (anecdotally) see better (marginal?) results.

    That being said, I just dropped hot schmotato Salty for Zunino. Twitter has him called up! Spread the word

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  14. royce! says:
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    Zunino or Salty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Sorry about asking exactly the same Q that the immediately prior commenter asked- the comment wasn’t there when I started writing, I swear…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no worries, didn’t even notice

  15. Wilsonian says:
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    3 parter for ya.

    1) Salty or Sal at Catcher?

    2) Would you drop anyone from this rotation to pick up anyone?

    My Team – Minor, Scherzer, Moore, Cobb, Lester, Gio, Mujica, Henderson, Holland, Parnell, A. Bailey

    Available – Porcello, H.Bailey, J.Parker, Garza, Masterson

    Both of these questions are in an 8 team H2H (H, R, HR, RBI, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9)

    3) With this lineup in a 16 Team H2H (H, R, HR, RBI, AVG, OB+SLUG), who is needed more out of Middlebrooks or Maybin?

    My team – JP, Goldy, Uggla, Machado, Tulo, Jones, Heyward, Stanton, BJUp, Joyce, Rendon, AJax-DL

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: add Zunino to the Salty or Sal question. I can always use some rookie nookie.

      And would you drop JP in my 16 teamer to take a shot on Zunino? It’s a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sal… You have no pitchers to drop… Maybin

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Sal or Zunino? Zunino or JP? And if I did have an open roster spot, how would you rank those SPs (Porcello, Bailey, Parker, Garza, Masterson)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sal…Zunino… Masterson, Bailey

  16. Mike says:
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    Rubby De La Rosa possibly getting called up to start tomorrow.. is he a good dynasty league prospect?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, not really but guess depends on the league depth…

  17. FillyP says:
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    My early season luck is fading fast…

    With the Pablo news, I’ve got him + Peavy on the DL now with only one slot. Do you think Peavy is droppable in a 12 team mixed H2H? He’s basically out for 2 months, factoring in rehab. What say you, oh sage one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait for a time table on Pablo, but you can probably drop Peavy

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        How long would you wait for Pablo? 3-4 weeks? I’m pretty set at CI – Prince, Manny, Craig. Either way I think I’m shedding Peavy.. prob only looking at another 8-9 starts optimistically.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know that’s why I’m saying wait for his timetable…

  18. Trevor

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    Zunino or Lucroy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  19. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Grandal or Zunino in keepers league?
    Thanx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  20. Larry says:
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    Tired of aybar. Drop him for Yunel or Arenado? Or just wait it out? have prado to play at ss or 3b

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado if you don’t need speed

  21. zzzzzz says:
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    Would you give Choo to get JZ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  22. Hotrod says:
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    Chris Johnson or Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  23. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    Zunino or Sal Perez…..I’m kidding, I just know someone will ask that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: what? not ammused or not looking forward to the 50 drop Sal or Zun questions?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez over Zunino… Maybe someone will see that before asking…

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: But Grey, Sal has been a disappointment so far this year and Zunino can be this year’s Rosario, I know it’s Seattle but they moved in the fences, look at what Morse has done *all sarcasm*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: I propose weekly Razzball Credits. You have to use 5 to ask a catcher question and 10 for a “Here’s my team, who would you trade and for who?” question

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: If thats the case then we give out dick chips, you can only be a dick X amount of times a week for stupid questions, like the guy above that has Perkins, Bell and Jansen in his FA pool…no 6 teamers

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: I’m on board. The less catcher/fix my whole team questions, the less I’ll feel the need to be a dick. I guess you could say we’d have less stupidity and less dick. Everybody wins.

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: thats the smartest thing you have ever said, translation, if less idiots procreate then we have less new idiots roaming the earth

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: Annnnd back to the bad jokes. Order is restored.

  24. ThE sHiT says:
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    Drop Gattis for Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

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    Seriously though! Wanna hijack the Razzball Studio Sponsorship Title for your crappy business? Then lemme know why you should get it! @NickCapozzi on twitter or nick@razzball.com.

    Massage Parlours get to the front of the line!

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whore!

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Nick the Podcast Host: @Nick the Podcast Host: can you combine the weed and massage? like Jack’s House of Wake n Yank or Jack’s House of Bake n Yank…..still haven’t decide on the title of my business

    • Prezz says:
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      @Nick the Podcast Host: i read all of this in your voice in my head.. is that weird?

        • Prezz says:
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          @Nick the Podcast Host: that would be pretty awesome.. but 20 bucks!? I thought we were cool! Ill buy you a crape or watever you guys eat in canada…

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Prezz: It’s donuts genius, have you not seen strange brew?…that movie is like a documentary

              • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Prezz: statute of limitations

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Prezz: yeah that’s it, never done anything illegal in a foreign land

            • Prezz says:
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              @Nick the Podcast Host: now were talkin.. i need that two cents for one of those hookers on the way home..

                • Prezz says:
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                  @Nick the Podcast Host: east 14th! Where a mans dreams come true. If one dreamt of an STD…

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Prezz:

                    Every great city in the history of humankind has had love for sale. You know you’re in trouble when you can’t buy love but you can buy a triple effing mocha frappo and your house looks identical to your neighbor’s house.

                    Oaktown

                    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @OaktownSteve: every euro city has a red light district and that’s nothing new, get it together America and stop lying to yourself

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @OaktownSteve: is there anything you cant get out here?

                      Oh thats right.. a job!

                  • @Prezz: Hey Prezz… I’ll get on that voicemail for you now… just send me your cell #, the pin, your visa number and 3 naked pics of your over 18 gf.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t need to lower the price for Prezz, he’s a baller!

              • Prezz says:
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                @Grey: *throws 100 ones in the air”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Make it rain!

                  • Prezz says:
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                    @Grey: stand back for you get wet!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I got on my slicker.

                    • Prezz says:
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                      Hopefully molly does too!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hey now!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Prezz: Always the lady’s man. Next time I hit the bars, you’re my wingman.

                    • Prezz says:
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                      Im the guy who takes the heffer friend when you pull a dime. Im all about the team, Sky..

  26. agarthered says:
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    Grey would you still go Desmond over Everth for Zimmerman (have machado at 3b and Stanton at util)

    • agarthered says:
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      I Also have Alexei at SS, so kind of feel like i should hold onto Zimmerman (even on bench) until another need is required..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  27. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Grey, looking to move Rizzo. Here is my team, standard 5×5 roto non-keep

    C: Santana
    1B: E5
    2B: Pedey
    3B: Sandoval
    SS: Zobrist
    OF: Stanton
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Maybin
    UT: Rizzo
    UT: Aoki
    Bench: BJ Upton, Rendon, Frazier, Nava, Profar

    SP: Miller, Cain, Cashner, Fister, Dempster
    RP: Grilli, Pestano, Mujica
    DL: Price
    NA: Wheeler

    Offer for Rizzo was for Kuroda. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more…

      • ChiliCheeseConey says:
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        @Grey: What about Headley for Rizzo now that Panda is about to hit the DL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair…

  28. Philsfan76 says:
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    (Moved from the AM post)

    Any and everyone,

    needing to improve my 3B, last week I traded YoGa and M.Young for Donaldson and Ethier. Ethier was basically a throw- in and YoGa was riding my pine. Who wins in a 12- team points league (4 keepers)?

    This is my team as of this AM: BTW i’m 17-2-1 and tops in my league thanks to the good folks at Razzball.

    C Gattis, Evan(C,OF) ATL
    1B Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    2B Phillips, Brandon(2B) CIN
    3B Donaldson, Josh(3B) OAK
    SS Hardy, J.J.(SS) BAL
    MI Cabrera, Everth(SS) SD
    CI Howard, Ryan(1B) PHI
    OF Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    OF Maybin, Cameron(OF) SD
    OF McCutchen, Andrew(OF) PIT
    OF Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    DH Franklin, Nick(2B,SS) SEA

    Bench (2B) Johnson, Kelly(2B,OF) TB
    Bench (OF) Bourjos, Peter(OF) LAA
    Bench (OF) Ethier, Andre(OF) LAD
    Injured (DH) Harper, Bryce(OF) WAS

    P Cingrani, Tony(P) CIN
    P Cole, Gerrit(P) PIT
    P Corbin, Patrick(P) ARI
    P Lee, Cliff(P) PHI
    P Lynn, Lance(P) STL
    P Mujica, Edward(P) STL
    P Wacha, Michael(P) STL

    Bench (P) Cashner, Andrew(P) SD
    Bench (P) Kuroda, Hiroki(P) NYY
    Bench (P) Lincecum, Tim(P) SF
    Bench (P) Reed, Addison(P) CHW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for you…

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        @Grey:

        Many thanks for your blessing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Mookie Wilson #1 says:
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    Need a fill in for Sandoval’s cracked paw…XPaul or ATorres? Awesome site, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paul, not great choices… Thanks!

  30. peely says:
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    Would you trade buchholz for nelson cruz? I would be getting cruz. I have a lot of hitters underperforming this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  31. RudyCorrales says:
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    Alright boys. Got a question. I know you guys don’t encourage having 2 catchers but lets ignore that for now.

    I have Perez and McCann.

    McCann is a monster against righties and weaker against lefties according to platoony tunes.

    Perez is a monster against lefties and weaker against righties according to platoony tunes.

    Is it wise to play McCann whenever he is facing a right hander in the same day that perez is facing a lefty?

    For example today McCann is facing a righty and Perez is playing against a lefty so im going to play McCann since he is strong against righties and perez is weaker against lefties.

    What do you guys think of that approach?

    I refuse to get rid of either of them so i just wanna maximize on them. Do you guys see good results coming from this strategy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own two catchers…

    • chillmodious says:
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      @RudyCorrales: I had the same problem at one point, but I lost Perez for a SP and haven’t looked back. Pick one guy–I’ll say McCann, seeing as though I already did–and popeil him. End of story. Only re-visit the issue if the guy you keep (McCann, in this example) gets injured.

      • RudyCorrales says:
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        I know nobody recommends 2 catchers as i mentioned to begin the post.

        I justvwant to know what you guys think of that strategy, switching them up depending on matchups.

        Sure i might trade one later but im sure as hell not dropping. So foe now, i have them, and like them both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think it’s a good strategy to stream them since I don’t think it’s good to own two catchers…

  32. Kid A says:
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    Murphy at first and Valdy at 2nd and hitting leaoff. Upgrade over Aviles?

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Kid A: thats like choosing between a kick in the nuts or night out with me

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Kid A: bingo, face shots when she’s been drinking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if he has 2nd base eligibility…

  33. Bar-Nuh-Kul says:
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    Time to lose Headley for Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  34. keepermustard says:
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    On the podcast, I’m sure it’s been noted by the most-excellent-Rudy, but man those COL hitters seem overvalued some days. Wilin Rosario looks like a perennial MVP @ the C position…

    I love hittertron though. Can’t say it enough. Thanks Rudy & Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  35. Gray Elbright says:
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    Zuzino called up, worth a flier?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Gray Elbright: Only pick him up if you can drop Sal Perez for him. Or just carry two catchers.

      :-)

      I keed I keed.

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @chillmodious: hahaha, you read my above post

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: But of course!

          On a related note, how do I obtain some dick chips without people thinking I’m asking for a part in Behind The Candelabra Part II?

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @chillmodious: that would be a question for Prezz(i)

            • Prezz says:
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              Wait, wat? Im i dick chip provider? Do i hand out the dick chips? Should i be in a bathtub? I got questions, peeps!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  36. qjdxyp says:
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    Just got offered to give up Dominic Brown for Stanton. Take it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side

  37. Michael Trout. says:
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    Trout and Casey Janssen

    or

    Wainwright, Gerrit Cole and Puig

    12 team h2h points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  38. Carnac says:
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    The Rays have placed Alex Cobb on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother. I think I know what killed her.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  39. chillmodious says:
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    Anybody see that Cobb just got placed on the bereavement list this morning? A bit curious, no? Maybe he’s mourning the loss of his arm control (which I hope he finds a way to resurrect fast, mind you). Here’s the rotowire take:

    Cobb was placed on the bereavement list by the Rays on Tuesday due to the death of a family member, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Spin:
    Cobb will not be able to pitch for three games with the placement on the bereavement list but it should not affect his status for his next start which is scheduled for Saturday against the Royals. Jake Odorizzi was called up on Tuesday to provide the Rays with an extra arm that can thrown multiple innings out of the bullpen.

    ——————————

    Meanwhile, Sal Perez missed being on the bereavement list and asked if he could come along.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  40. jaw says:
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    would you trade gardner ($16) for cole ($10) in a 12 team h2h keeper? with maybin off the DL my OF is cespedes. puig, gardner and one of frazier/maybin (other one is on the bench)

    keeper values increase 20% per year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cole

  41. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Hi Grey, I asked you a trade question last night (10 team H2H), and I’ve gotten 2 offers. Either a small one:

    GIVE Puig, GET Trumbo.

    Or, the other offer from the same owner has gotten expanded. It’s a 5 for 5 deal, I’m not sure I’m comfortable moving all these pieces in one trade. What do you think?

    GIVE – DWright, Puig, Latos, Reed, Cobb
    GET – Braun, Strasburg, Reyes, Trumbo, HSantiago

    I currently have Castro at SS (but an overall need for AVG and SB, hence the Reyes inclusion). Also, I’d have Prado take over at 3B instead of Wright (so I have to consider that as well).

    Are either of those good deals for me?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trumbo, the other trade isn’t good

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. That’s what I was leaning toward. I’ll think I’ll go that route.

        A question for a different league, if you don’t mind…is S Castro an upgrade over Rollins? Enough that it would make sense to take Castro if all I had to give up was Rollins? I know the guy who has Castro is fed up with him, but I don’t know if he would just straight up swap. Is there a big enough upgrade where I should try to get Castro from him somehow?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Castro

  42. Gray Elbright says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Drop James Loney or Daniel Nava for Nolan Arenado? My CI is James Loney, Mitch Moreland DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loney

  43. So Sayeth I says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m about to go into full rebuilding mode (dead last in a 14 team keeper) and was thinking of trying to sell high on McLouth for Heyward ? However the cost to keep Heyward next year is a 1st rounder, while McLouth was snagged as a FA and would cost a last (24th) round pick.

    Should I maybe try and target Myers (cost a 12th rounder) or Puig (24th rounder) when he cools down instead?

    As always great stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Myers or Puig… Makes no sense to do the trade for Heyward… Thanks!

  44. One I'd Willy says:
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    Rank ROS:
    Dan Haren, Ian Kennedy, Maholm, Liriano
    I limit myself to 2 dumb questions a week, and my quotas up and it’s only Tuesday!
    Truly appreciate all you do, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, Maholm, they depend on matchups though… Don’t worry about it…

  45. Nick nice says:
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    Is it cool to get rid of Hanley?? Ww cozart lowrie Escobar Ramirez Crawford drew…need ss till Jose gets back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  46. Nick nice says:
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    Is it cool to get rid of Hanley?? Ww cozart lowrie Escobar Ramirez Crawford drew…need ss till Jose gets back

  47. Pete says:
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    Which DL’ed player would you cut in a 12 team H2H points keeper league to make room for my open UTIL slot: Pagan, Moreland, Eaton, or Estrada?

    My only other 1B at the moment is Lind which is making me think I should hang on to Moreland..

    Who would you add to immediately plug into the open Util slot – Werth, Middlebrooks, Weeks, or Brantley?

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: Adding Baker is an option too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton… Weeks

  48. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… I got some other opinions on the matter, but to you, is Colon a stream tonight? (in O.Co, against the Yankees, SON $11)

    Thanks.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @chillmodious:

      For a long time A’s owned CC. He comes back to his home in Vallejo here and I think he would party it up pretty good when he was younger, especially in his Indian years. Lately he’s owned the A’s though.

      Bartolo has a 6.16 career ERA agin’ the Yanks. Did not pitch well @NYY on May 4.

      I’ll be rooting A’s of course but might look elsewhere for the stream. I’m going with Bud Norris at Seattle.

      • Kid A says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I’m staying the hell away from Colon everywhere for tonight. Too much risk.
        I’d ask zealander steve which side he falls on. He has been getting some stream jackpots recently. He ran Hughes out there for his last start. Ballsy.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Kid A:

          I don’t think Bartolo gets bombed. He’s too consistent around the plate and induces a lot of contact. I just think we’re looking at 6 innings either 3 or 4 runs with a no decision and 3 Ks.

          • Kid A says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Yeah, at best a waste of an outing in a capped innings/starts league.

            You catching any of the series? I’ll be perched over third base tomorrow night taunting Youk, whenever possible, if he doesn’t get DL’ed between now and then.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Kid A:

              I have tix Thursday and Friday. May make both one or neither depending on work and my toddler’s teething situation.

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Kid A: Yeah, Steve-O-Nator may not be a bad way to go. Colon is really tempting because my ERA is already high from Teheran yesterday, plus my weekly opponent has Dickey and League (which means a 17+ ERA for him after last night). If it weren’t for those developments, I’d probably have no interest in streaming Colon.

          Thanks to all for weighing-in. As of this moment, he’s a no throw for me. If I change my mind and stream him, I’ll post it so that I can either be ridiculed or complemented based on whatever Colon does tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  49. Don’t mind me just trying to figure out how to use an avatar thing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to gravatar.com

    • Eric W says:
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      @Eric W: Attempt 2

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Takes 15 minutes to show up…

      • Prezz says:
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        @Eric W: heyy, a matt adams avi! Nice!

  50. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Gallardo or Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beachy

  51. jim says:
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    Which SP do I give up for Choo?

    Wheeler
    Cole
    Porcello
    Lohse

    • jim says:
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      @jim:

      Or Moore, would even that be fair?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Depends what the other guy thinks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them…. Lohse

  52. tank1 says:
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    Better pickup? Cishek or cingrani? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples and oranges… Cingrani

  53. Kevin says:
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    Grandal or Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: How about in an OBP redraft league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with the upside of Zunino

  54. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Nick Castellanos is ripping it. There’s been talks of a call up on this wonderful site. If so, I worry about him missing ABs. A lot of OFs on that team, especially now that Jackson’s coming back, and Leyland loves to mix and match. Short story made long. Is he a full timer if he gets the call? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t be a full-timer unless he hits .350 or Hunter gets hurt…. Possible, unlikely…

  55. AA says:
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    My pitchers are:

    Verlander
    Latos
    Cobb
    Minor
    Samardzija
    Cole
    Wheeler
    Kendrick
    Porcello

    Who do I drop to pick up Bailey or do I hold tight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick, assuming Homer

  56. HomeRunfromBehindtheMeatBalls says:
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    NL-only / 8 team / pts league. I have a ‘logjam’ at 2B/3B and am looking into trades.

    (Hit pts = TB+BB+R+RBI+(SB*2); Pitch Pts = (W*10)+IP+K+(CG*10)+(SHO*5) {i left off the RP scoring cause there won’t be an RP in the trade i’m asking about})

    it’s a weekly league with starters at C,1B,2B,3B,ss, 3OF, UT, 5SP, 2RP

    I tried, unsuccessfully, to get Madison Bumgarner (212 pts in my league) for Matt Carpenter (1/2/3B/OF eligible 220 pts so far). Bumg owner said “no dice”. His next two pitchers (production-wise) are Yovani Gameatballo and Timmy Lincecum… not interested. Who do you think wins a Cole Hamels (178 pts so far) for Matt Carpenter (220 pts so far) trade?

    My other 2B/3B options are A. Hill (2B… coming back soon? took BP recently), A. Rendon (2/3B), Pedro from Pittsburgh (3B), Han Ram (3B/SS {my other SS is Ev Cab For Cutie, who’s SBs make him the #2 SS in this scoring format barely behind Tulo})

    In this NL-only league, M Carp is the #3 1B, #1 2B, #1 3B, and #8 OF. Am i crazy (hanging out with smokey too much?) to think that cole hamels might not be enough? Do you expect Cole Hamels to start getting wins? That PHI offense is really really old nowadays. Please spill some sage wisdom upon the internet once again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels… Rendon…

  57. potus says:
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    Macho Man or will.i.am(eyers) for next year?

    By the way I listened to your podcast yesterday…awesome as usual.

    TIA

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maxhado… Ha, thanks!

  58. AJ says:
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    Hmmm looks like Mr. Rickie Weeks wants to play and is showing sum signs of life…who you like best ROS Weeks or Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  59. Brooklyn Bomber says:
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    Just made 2 big trades on my 10th place team that ranks probably 1st in the 12-team league in pitching and last in hitting. Needed 2b, SS, 3b and another closer. Traded Shelby Miller for Machado and Kinsler. And traded Harvey for Segura and Greg Holland. Since it fills all my gaps (including saves) and since I still have Strasburg, Gio, Minor and Cueto, I think I did okay. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did solid

  60. gareth says:
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    Reddick or werth ros? Which beard wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  61. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    Give away Puig for Josh “super slump” Hamilton? Good deal or ride Puig into the sunset?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamilton

  62. AA says:
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    What kind of a stat line are you forseeing from Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over him in tomorrow’s roundup…

  63. supra says:
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    Pick one for the next month: Dunn, Doumit, Blanks, Parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Parra, depends on needs..

  64. gareth says:
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    I give puig for zobrist. Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  65. AJ says:
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    Ok so I’m riding with Frank Da Man..but definitely keeping tabs on Weeks….he may catch fuego never know….thinking of just dropping Daniel Murph for him…watcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  66. WhiteRabbit says:
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    Thoughts on a possible trade – I think i’m overthinking this…

    10 team NL only – Keeper.
    $5 Carlos Gomez for $1 Todd Frazier and $6 Edwin Jackson (which side do you like?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        @Grey: aight

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @WhiteRabbit: also got an offer for $1 C Gomez and $19 Belt (don’t ask – end of draft stupid money) for $6 Todd Frazier and $23 Yovani Gallardo

      Think Frazier and Gallardo make some second half music?

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @WhiteRabbit: gomez easy

  67. Jason says:
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    Hey Grey! Any thoughts on Ryan Zimmerman?

    PS> Petition to reduce talk about that Canadian ice sport on the pod cast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… No thoughts on him… He’s a 25-27 homer, .275 hitter…

  68. gareth says:
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    Samardzija received while giving up puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Samardzija

  69. Drew says:
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    Looking to sell Pedroia off . He only has one UCL. I could get either Adam Wainwright, or Jason Heyward and Neil Walker. Don’t have any pressing needs, what’s the better deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  70. Mike says:
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    Wacha or cingrani to stream tonight?
    Need a win
    Help!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  71. JK says:
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    give B.McCann and J.Willingham…. get S.Castro and H.Kuroda…

    fair offer?

    thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro side

  72. gareth says:
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    Strasburg is back from the dl soon. Is the injury going to be a concern going forward or is it a cause for concern. I was thinking of offering puig and maybe something else for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be fine…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: puig and swisher for strasburg?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stras

    • gareth says:
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      @gareth: I meant “not a cause for concern.” Curse my stubby fingers on a smartphone!

  73. Mike says:
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    Need a replacement for gyorko…
    Weeks or Franklin…slim pickins
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  74. Mike says:
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    Weeks,Franklin,or profar?
    Profar was just dropped
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin, Weeks

  75. gareth says:
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    Ok so…

    These are the trades I’m going to offer in my league:

    Puig for samardzija
    Puig for latos
    Puig for zobrist
    Puig and swisher for strasburg

    I’m needing sp’s and middle infielders. Which offer you like the most for me?

    Ideally I’d like to condense my outfield. I have 8 starters for 5 spots plus utility right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg, Latos, Samardzija…

  76. Dave says:
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    BJ Upton for Zach Wheeler? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  77. Matthew says:
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    I got counter offered
    My:

    A Jones
    Scutaro
    Perkins

    For

    McCutchen
    Matt Carpenter
    Parra

    I’m gonna counter because I rather rid of Valverde as I have Holland, Perkins, and Mujica and I have League but yea…

    Would you do this if I countered w Valverde?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McCutchen, getting rid of Valverde is better

  78. peely says:
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    would you play Derek Holland against the Indians tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  79. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: I am heeding your warning of having Jared Weaver and would like to get a closer for him….would you think getting Papelbon would be fair enough, and please easy on the sarcasm I know you strongly dislike Weaver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more than Papelbon

  80. SteveNZ says:
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    The Tron quite likes Steve Pearce today. Who’s with me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crickets… Ha… Not I, Steve…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Heh. It’s in the RCL. Cuddyer is out and Pearce had the highest $ value of available OFs for today.

        Has been pretty solid when he’s started of late too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup… In the RCL, I’m starting Cole, Wacha, Cingrani, Norris and Greinke today… Please tell me you have a lot of hitters going against them…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Murphy v Wacha and Goldy v Greinke. Though I own Greinke also…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Well, here goes nothing…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I like it

  81. jacks says:
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    Maybin on the bench for second game in a row. Not a peep about it. Injury, benching, WTF? Just added this joker yesterday. That kind of season, so much dead wood on my team (Hanley, Weeks, Boni, Saunders, Reynolds, Kinsler, Hart …. sigh).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably will platoon with Venable to a certain extent…

      • jacks says:
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        @Grey: hmmm, Venable not really a CF tho. Looks like Bud wanted to fit Mark Kotsay in. Seriously ….

        But maybe they are working Maybin back in slowly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s true, forgot…

    • ferris says:
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      @jacks: knee issue

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that… he’s batting .164, ha!

  82. zzzzzz says:
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    Moore owners: starting him against KC? I’m sure SON will like him since it’s at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  83. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Spinnin the wheels on a possible trade, sending Posey/Frazier/Jose Fernandez for Perez/Headley/Kimbrel. Dying for an upgrade at 3B and could use the saves, what are your thoughts Grey Street? (opposite of too soon, maybe too late with the early 90s DMB reference??)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Headley

  84. the hungary hippo says:
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    10 team mix league.

    Adam Jones, Victorino, and Scutaro for McCutchen, Phillips, and Porcello

    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG
    IP, ERA, WHIP, K, QS, S

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen side

  85. TheNewGuy says:
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    Is the upgrade from Tex/Morales to Zimm worth the drop from E5 to Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  86. Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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    Dump Hill from the DL to grab Gyorko or is that crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  87. SteveNZ says:
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    Jansen named Dodgers closer. Dodgers beat writer just told me on the Twitter.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @SteveNZ: and the razzba world rejoices.

      About friggin time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time

  88. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    Cole gave up two hits in the first inning, should I drop him for Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  89. slew says:
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    Mattingly finally names Jansen the Dodgers closer. About time!

    • slew says:
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      @slew: SteveNZ is too quick…

      • Kid A says:
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        @slew: feels so good to drop league. later fuck-o.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Long overdue

  90. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    Oh no, mini mini donkey going to be cut by the Cubs, I was hoping he was going to be my Razzball League Hero

  91. MasterofGrond says:
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    DAMN IT WACHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, effin Quintanilla…

  92. Carnac says:
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    Anyone else watching the Pit feed of Cole’s start?

    They way the announcers are calling things, it would be totally appropriate for the sound guy to drop some subtle porn music in the background.

    *Ball, 5″ inside* “WOW, did you see that!”

    Ike Davis, “Nice!!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… Watching the Mets game for Wacha but flipping back and forth to Cole…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole looks great if wild…

  93. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    What says Rudy about starting Garza vs. Cin?

    I know Grey is rolling him out there and SON has him at a solid $12

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should ask on the Stream-o-Nator page…

  94. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Would you drop a $1 Wheeler for a $17 Gallardo in a keeper league with QS instead of W?

    Bench isn’t particularly deep so if Wheeler stumbles out the gate I can’t keep him on my bench long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  95. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    oh wacha the f@#k

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Mets are so bad too…

  96. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey, good stuff with the podcast!

    Question on who to go with going forward in a 12-team, H2h league. I want to pick one of these pitchers who maybe can turn it around.

    I. Kennedy
    S. Feldman
    K. Lohse
    J. Vargas

    BnY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lohse

  97. B.o.B says:
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    Bud Norris or Ian Kennedy for tonight?

    Norris – @ Sea
    Kennedy – @ LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  98. los locos says:
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    Drop Holland, Romo or Parker for Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  99. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has named Kenley Jansen his new closer.
    It was bound to happen. Mattingly stuck with Brandon League as long as he could, but with a 6.00 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and four blown saves, League just wasn’t getting the job done. Boasting a 2.53 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 44/6 K/BB ratio over 32 innings this season, Jansen certainly has the ability to be an elite fantasy closer.
    Related: Brandon League
    Sou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  100. Chris says:
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    Who should I drop (if anyone) for Cole? Wacha, Marte or Hudson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Thought youd appreciate, watching the Mets game and Keith Hernandez is saying that the only way Davis will be prevalent again is if he moves 5 inches closer to the plate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Was watching it but Cards feed… Nice…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just rewound the feed and listened to it… Ha… That’s what I’ve been saying!

  101. MasterofGrond says:
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    I am beginning to regret picking up Wacha and starting him today.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @MasterofGrond: ive got wacha and cole everywhere,hoping they settle down

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: and now lester walks 4 in the 1st

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cole looks great if wild…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he calms down…

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Grey: Slightly better inning from Wacha there. Or at least I didn’t actually have to shield my eyes at any point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, balls were hit real hard though, luckily at people…

          • MasterofGrond says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, feeling like this is going to go south. Further south, I guess.

  102. Greyismyhero says:
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    Really WACHA!!! Its the Mets for christ sake!!!!!!!!!! Wow, unreal!

  103. Mr. Glass says:
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    porcello is looking pretty good of late would it be worth dropping wacha for him or how about adding Loshe instead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Wacha for Porcello…

  104. pooonhunter says:
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    adam jones for d.brown? ThX!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  105. letsgobravos says:
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    Cole with a 2 RBI single to get himself the lead…nice!!!

    In other news, Lincecum sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again for advising me to drop Timmy. That worm bait was finally picked up and started this week by the team right behind me in 3rd.

        PS. Thank you Hittertron for a streaming second baseman HR! Quintanilla style!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  106. MattH says:
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    Wow, I’ve got Wacha, Cingrani, and Cole everywhere. Hope they settle in.
    I’ve looked and looked, so I hope this wasn’t asked already.
    A.J. Griffin or Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  107. ferris says:
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    12 team mixed h2h

    picked up kenley, dropped jo-fer (instead of teheran, dickey, asdrubal)

    did i screw the pooch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  108. Wilsonian says:
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    With this team, who is the better catcher option and who is the better 2nd base option:

    C – Sal
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Uggla
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Jones
    OF – Dom Brown
    OF – JUp
    UTIL – Marte
    UTIL – Jennings
    BN – Pedro

    Available at C – McCann
    Available at 2B – Altuve, Weeks, Seager

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG – 8 Team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sal, Altuve

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thank you, sir.

  109. chillmodious says:
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    For a last roster spot luxury pickup on an already balanced team, would you rather have Kenley J or Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Good…because I just dropped Tim Hudson (who I’m using tonight) for him. Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    Dropped Wacha for Arendado, got tired of these call ups ruining my great pitching team…I was shocked no one picked Nolan back up, who do you like better, him or Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado…

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: my thinking exactly, someone picked up Middlebrooks over Nolan, and I thought that was kinda crazy

  111. Fungazi says:
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    Thinking of offering up Pence for a SP. Would you target Cain, Moore, Scherzer or keep Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man.

  112. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    lester is killing me

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: I sent you a counter-offer…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @SteveNZ: m
        hmmm let me think on that one for a second,that might work

  113. ferris says:
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    too early to ask who you like in roto going forward between jo-fer and g cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  114. Vince says:
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    Grey, Kelly Johnson and Puig for his Segura… Fair ? (12 teams, H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, could backfire for you in a big way…

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: thanks! How about giving dom brown and latos for his Cespeds and Cliff Lee? Better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Lee

          • Vince says:
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            @Grey: cool thans!!

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    Lester about to hit the WW in my shallow league for Porcello in 3, 2, 1…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Wilsonian: i just made the same move

  116. Greyismyhero says:
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    Drop Profar for Lind, 12 TM H2H, Lind would be my utility, Kendrick is my 2B?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  117. chillmodious says:
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    Quick question… Jean Segura has 2 steals (so far) tonight, which got me thinking… Is it weird that I want to make him lemonade and introduce him to my parents??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  118. Arenado or Freese? & do I understand you correctly with Weeks over Profar? Or would you prefer the eventually eligible Rendon?
    Wow! Monitoring Wacha as well; and did you see the Ike Delusional Davis interview? He just cannot seem to understand or accept his demotion. Or as he termed it, “getting fired”! Did no one read him his job description?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freese… Weeks… Nah, missed the interview, went back to watching Cole…

  119. Eric W says:
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    Grey’s: True Hollywood story this week on the podcast was the first tuesday that the two girls that carpool with me did not want to walk in to oncoming traffic on the ride home. Usually it is close to anarchy in the car by the time you/rudy come on.

    anyways thanks for the help with the avatar earlier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem…

  120. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    why the hell do they leave Cole in for the 7th, managers are so damn greedy

    • Eric W says:
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      @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: At Least bring in a solid reliever to bail him out not Tony Watson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but he did have a low pitch count…

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: be rational

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    But in all seriousness, over the last month or so, Lester has been TERRIBLE. He was good in April, but hasn’t done shizz since. For instance, his last 30 days prior to this start:

    33.1 innings, 1 win, 24 Ks, 5.13 ERA, 1.62 WHIP

    That isn’t good. At all. I’m really thinking of losing him for Porcello. I dropped Gallardo when Henderson came off the DL and I feel pretty good about it. I’m thinking Lester may have the same effect.

    ***Oh yeah, and I benched Marte and Jennings tonight for Pedro and Gardner. Just a little insult to injury. Sonuva-mothereffing-bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… Yeah, I could see going to Porcello…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I actually just dropped him for Leake’s start tomorrow @ CHC. Hopefully he can do what Bailey did for me yesterday. I plan on taking a Leake tomorrow and snagging Porcello after that. With Cobb yesterday and Lester today, they’re really screwing with my ratios. Bailey and Max are doing what they can to keep it somewhat respectable.

  122. Tulo-Frisky says:
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    Tried to trade Braun for Weaver straight up, the guys counter offer was Aaron Hill and Wandy Rod. for Weaver….. Think I should pull the trigger, I was switching between Infante and Gyrko at 2b..

    Pitchers are- Weaver, A. Sanchez, Cahill, Corbin, J. Fernandez, Tillman, Josh Johnson, Wacha, G. Cole

    • Tulo-Frisky says:
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      @Tulo-Frisky: Thanks in advance for any help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  123. zzzzzz says:
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    Jennings benched because I used Hitter-tron. FMFBL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • Dave the Barber says:
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      @zzzzzz: The up-trend is your friend brother. Rejoice.

  124. Dave the Barber says:
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    My new team name: Dickey Mo Lestered Me. “That giant sucking sound, is DTB’s team ERA and WHIP,” said Ross Perot. I’m about to emo drop these turds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  125. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Please rank ROS.. Joyce, K. Morales, Morse.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce, Morales

  126. Mike says:
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    Would you be willing to trade a swap draft picks with 9 rounds difference in order to acquire Austin Jackson, or is that a little steep? It’s a 12 team keeper league (keep 4), so that adds a dimension to it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jackson

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Gonna try to ditch T. Fraizer in the deal, mostly because he’s the biggest “meh” option to lose.

  127. Dave the Barber says:
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    Furthermore, what is the fascination with Cole? Is he a command/ground ball pitcher because I was looking at his K/BB in the minors and it’s not impressive. Can you give me a current major leaguer that he translates into?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

      • Dave the Barber says:
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        @Grey: Well well, those are some big paws on that puppy.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Damn. Had Cole stashed in the NA slot of my 10-team keeper, but had to let him go for some reason.

        Got Wheeler stashed there now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler’s gonna be great too, no worries…

  128. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    What did you think of Coles first start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looked terrific

  129. Wilsonian says:
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    And Henderson in the 8th. Looks like K-Rod going for the save tonight if Henderson holds it.

    If I have Longo and Jennings already, would you rather have Joyce or Pedro for a bench/utility bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  130. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey, Wacha settled in, turned out to be a decent start. Still drop him for Porcello?

    Could also drop Cashner or Yoga. I’m thinking you’ll suggest Cashner now that I’ve typed that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Cash…

  131. SteveNZ says:
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    Heeeee’s baaaaack!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam!

  132. blarp says:
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    rank ros please. (standard roto 5×5/12 team)I think when you omit a player, means not useful in league?
    C.carter, viciedo, reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Carter

  133. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    It’s so nice to have Stanton back finally. My OF of Craig, Jennings, Stanton and Marte is a combined 7/15 – 5 R – 4 HR – 5 RBI – 1 SB so far and I’ve still got Puig to play later.

    On a side note, Edwin Encarnacion is for real! The Jose Bautista kind of for real!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Grey: Thoughts on a trade I just made on one of my RCL teams. Give Beltran and get Ian Desmond. I was sitting Morse/BJ before and using really pathetic FA pickups at SS since losing Asdrubal a while ago. It’s all good right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds decent…

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Sorry, I’m underestimating my guys. That should be 8 RBI.

  134. Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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    Frazier only homers when I bench him, seriously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  135. Gareth says:
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    Korey Cluber looking good in Texas.

  136. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Any reason for concern that Henderson rolls out there for the 8th(blows it) and K-rod being in line for the save? Little upset I just dropped K-rod to bring Henderson off the DL and this BS to maybe get k-rod to some stupid ass 300th save mark. Don’t really have the space to hold both so I hope its Roenicke being stupid and not an indication of how the pen is going to be run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, K-Rod looks to be the closer for now…

  137. MasterofGrond says:
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    Christ, Miggy just abused Wade Davis on that at bat. Watching him hit is kind of terrifying.

  138. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    Oh Giancarlo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swoon!

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: you could glass with my nips right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re wearing a diamond-studded bra? Sweet!

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: It’s a Mansierre!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  139. the grate one says:
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    yo greyman,

    kemp or fielder in keeper league

    respeckt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  140. Vince says:
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    My SP are wainwright, scherzer, latos, garza, dempster,porcello, teheran, jofer, cole, wheeler with beachy on DL…which one of my lesser SPs would you drop for kenley jansen? Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      J-Fer

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    Slam and Legs (stole 2nd in an 8-3 game LOL) for Joyce. Go the ‘Tron. (even if it didn’t love the start against Lester tonight…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Joycus Christ!

      I benched him in my weekly league. [whoopee cushion noise]

  142. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Was offered Trumbo, Strasburg, CJWilson, & Teheran for Puig, Latos, Reed, & Cobb/Cueto (I would get to pick the 4th guy to give up). (10team, H2H)

    I like the idea of getting a more stable bat with Trumbo and knowing that I’d have Strasburg for the H2H playoffs. Am I nuts for taking this? Who should I pick as the 4th guy to include if I do it?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trumbo

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, any advice on who to give up, Cobb or Cueto? (I get to pick)

        Thanks again!

        Great podcast as always!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Cueto

  143. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: safe to drop gregerson in weekly leagues? Have Wilhelmsen, holland and kenley.

    Also, assuming no need to grab zunino if I’m starting shiva in a one catcher redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…Nope…

  144. MattTruss223 says:
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    How much am I overreacting to my falling batting average that I want to drop Wieters for Perez?

    Rizzo, Frazier, J-Up and Wieters all on the same squad is starting to hurt. Power is all good, but I’m now in 3rd to last in BA. Hopefully Reyes can come back and help out so I can get rid of my revolving door at SS (Franklin currently). I couldn’t even get someone to trade me a crappy closer for Wieters. Tell me I should hold, talk me off the ledge Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see Perez making that huge of a difference… He’s a catcher, he’s not going to fix your BA… Reyes could…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough. Perhaps I’m blinded by the 50 point difference in their BA right now…thanks for talking sense into me.

  145. Mr. Glass says:
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    dam garza sucks thinking about dropping him instead of Wacha for Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  146. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side:

    Stanton/Heyward or JUp/Brown?

    Keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  147. SteveNZ says:
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    For crying out loud. Sonavabenched by Marte AND Jennings in the 10-team keeper…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @SteveNZ: you and me both. Coulda had 5 HRs today! Instead I have 2…

  148. Matt B says:
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    5×5 (OBP instead of AVG) h2h 1-win, 12 team, keep 7 for as long as you want

    I’m deep at SP, would you trade away Kershaw for Matt Kemp thinking long term? I need to move Kershaw or King Felix for a big keeper bat but not sure if Kemp is the one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemo for either in a long-term keeper… Move Felix first…

      • Matt B says:
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        @Grey: In this league I have a feeling Felix will draw a much lesser bat compared to Kershaw

  149. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: is valdespin going to see regular abs? Enough to start him in a weekly league? Been struggling to replace Kinsler/Rutledge going with the mighty tandem of Aviles and walker. Worth an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like he will… Yup…

  150. DP says:
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    ok—— 5×5 NL only , 10 teamer, no bench , ———I have been shopping Braun (mistake??)—————I give braun and Lyons (stls) and i get Heyward and Shelby miller ——

    —that would be the icing on my staff, which already has lee, zimmerman, liriano , kendrick, pettibone , paplbone , Bell, Brothers and nolasco

    —-rest of my team — c- martin , ruiz 1b – Goldsmt 2b e cabrera 3b – c johnson

    ss- kozma (trying to waiver dietrich here)

    ————- ci= howard mi – walker

    of = Braun , pence , revere , carpenter , coghlan (soon to be DL’d)

    I am at the bottom in HRs– the rest of it is mine for the taking…….. hold or move braun ? for above mentioned trade , or do I need more ?

  151. DP says:
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    ok—— 5×5 NL only , 10 teamer, no bench , ———I have been shopping Braun (mistake??)—————I give braun and Lyons (stls) and i get Heyward and Shelby miller ——

    —that would be the icing on my staff, which already has lee, zimmerman, liriano , kendrick, pettibone , paplbone , Bell, Brothers and nolasco

    —-rest of my team — c- martin , ruiz 1b – Goldsmt 2b e cabrera 3b – c johnson

    ss- kozma (trying to waiver dietrich here)

    ————- ci= howard mi – walker

    of = Braun , pence , revere , carpenter , coghlan (soon to be DL’d)

    I am at the bottom in HRs– the rest of it is mine for the taking…….. hold or move braun ? for above mentioned trade , or do I need more ?

    • DP says:
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      @DP: sorry for studdering , sorry for studdering

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward

  152. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Arencibia Saltalamacchia or Zunino? If you say arencibia I really want to know why….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  153. nightpandas says:
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    Wow Rendon looks like a kid, thought I was watching the Jonas brothers on Disney…

    7 moves left….is wondering if I should drop Dietrich for Reddick or R Martin for M Montero…need HR and RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  154. letsgobravos says:
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    Dumped Frazier for Rendon before the game. He’s been ice cold, but at least I still got the homer out of him tonight. Now he will be white hot and start turning in slam + legs every other night though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bomb voyage!

  155. Pope says:
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    Hey Grey,
    After Cole’s start, do you like him over any of my guys?
    Cain, Cobb, Garza, Wacha, Wheeler, Porcello, Santiago, Parnell, Jansen, Nathan, Henderson
    Garza hasn’t really done much, but I know you’re fairly confident in him ROS…
    12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Wacha

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man

  156. The Hersch says:
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    Trade offer:
    Side 1: Miguel Cabrera and Swisher
    for
    Side 2: A. Beltre and J. Bautista

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  157. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    Reed in his fourth straight game, I’m going to pick up Crain, Ventura is going to ruin this kid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Mitch says:
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        @Grey: 1 bad pitch to one of the best power hitters in the game. no need to panic yet, right?

        Signed,
        Scared shitless Reed owner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d be worried a bit about overuse, but no worry that he’ll be replaced if healthy…

  158. CruisinKC says:
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    Trade worth doing in 12 team roto league?

    I give: Kris Medlen
    I get: A. Escobar

    Current SS is A Simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Alcides

  159. Mitch says:
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    meanwhile Valverde about to blow another of my Sherzer would-be wins.

    Who’s the spec add here? Benoit gets no love.

  160. Bernie Brewer says:
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    With League out of the 9th, is he droppable (15 team 5×5)?

    Pick up Ambriz, Storen, Crain, Scheppers, Dunn, or JPeralta for potential future SV and hopefully good ratios and K’s in the meantime?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crain

  161. nightpandas says:
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    Colvin again…..

    Is he worth a look at 1B over Konerko or C Johnson ROS? limited moves…

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas\’: plus I could use him as a short term Braun replacement in LF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  162. SteveNZ says:
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    Colvin might sit tomorrow against Richard but I just grabbed him everywhere it made sense anyway…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  163. hmmm says:
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    Just got offered his marte and garza for either my: machado and tex or machado and myers,,,

    I have miggy at 3rd already

    i should take this right? which one do you like best?

    • hmmm says:
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      @hmmm: Garza also got lit up tonight… you worried about him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  164. Kelvin says:
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    A.Dunn or A.Laroche for ROS? Any suggestion? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

      • Kelvin says:
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        thank you, Gray!

  165. ferris says:
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    maybin with a damaged PCL, out a minimum of 6 weeks

    worth keeping in a DL slot in nl-only?

    curious if as a guy whose SBs are his main contribution this injury effectively ends his season for fantasy purposes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash

  166. B says:
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    Hey grey,

    Big picture question — what do you think about matt kemp for the next few years? Do you think he’ll regain top 10 status or does age and injury make him a top 50/60 player and top 15/20 outfielder at best, even after he gets healthy and settles in? Thanks for your advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a top 20 player for the next 5 years….

  167. SteveNZ says:
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    Brett Cecil is an ace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Picked him up in a league about 3 weeks ago, been crazy good…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Had him in H2H on and off all year (he’s a Holds guy with SP eligibility and great ratios) – he’s on all my teams now.

  168. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1.benoit owner’s either dumb or just wants to wait, as he won’t bite on my gregerson for his benoit, even though he’s got street/thayer and I’ve got valverde, he may really believe that benoit definitely gets the job later, or that thayer is better backup than gregerson. Either way, gregerson’s value is about to fall off cliff on fri or slightly later. I also have Jansen/League. But i see Putz (whom i thought was supposed to be out nearly all year, as originally reported) is coming back in a few weeks, is worthy of a drop from the gregerson/league duo?
    2. COLVIN”S back. ON MY BENCH!. soon a daily littany of which of these should be benched choo/span/colvin/j.upton? On lefty days it’ll be choo, one of which is tomorrow.
    3. cozart or aybar ROS? or both? just traded for aybar/medlen but since then cozart comes back out on waivers. could have both and stash rutledge too. Using DJ of the mountains today and may grab beckham instead by fri. have van slyke/blanks to drop for these spots.
    4. just became a wilhelmsen owner and damn he’s getting lucky with runners in scoring pos. His ERA could soon balloon to 4ish territory. On that same team with 1 or both of gregerson/league should one of them be dropped for Capps as insurance, or is one of these better: robertson/crain/delabar/smith/tazawa/lyon?
    I’m guessing the next possible closer opening spot is from the mess if Parnell keeps f’ing up? or even capps from Wilhelmsen?
    thanks grey man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Gregerson 2. Eh, Cuddyer’s back soon 3. Aybar 4. Crain

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so, in order of most likely saves ROS it’s
        putz/crain/capps/lyon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Putz, Lyon

  169. AJ says:
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    Was just offered Garza for Parker after the reds gave him a beat down compliments of Cueto and Dusty..what u think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Garza

  170. goodfold2 says:
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    early today (but he counts for the game today) dropped cashner for wandy, figuring they’d finally make an annoucement as to his injury status and wanted to make sure i had him if so. then dropped him for Kluber, start doesn’t count and would’ve benched him anyway. I now have Kluber in 2 leagues, and i’m guessing he’s better to own than Cashner if it came right down to it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. Nightpandas says:
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    Need a maybin replacement now….Colvin or Reddick….need hr and rbi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  172. Hondo says:
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    Wow,Ian Kennedy is one dirty mofo.Tell me he didn’t hit Puig in the face on purpose.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hondo: remember he’s sort of a zombie, now as either descalso/kozma killed his fastball last week.

  173. kratos says:
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    Give Puig get freeman? 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  174. SteveNZ says:
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    Did Kennedy just hit Greinke with a pitch on purpose?

    • ferris says:
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      @SteveNZ: all i’m doing is watching 44 red to make sure he doesn’t get hurt :-)

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @ferris: Hopefully he’s a lover, not a fighter.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @SteveNZ: puig was hut so greike hit montereo in the back,then the worthless kennedy beans greinke in the head,puig threw an obvious punch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like it… I’m blacked out of that game…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: doh it was nuts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, just watched the replay… Insane… Grimey!

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: it was on KCAL, do you not own a TV?

  175. Hondo says:
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    Wow- then he deliberately beaned Greinke.

    Time to ban this POS for life.

  176. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    kennedy is a piece of shit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Hondo says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC:

      Yeah,he needs to get treated like a real Kennedy.

  177. Project Merkin says:
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    Greinke why do you get yourself into these predicaments lil guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What did he do now?

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: see 2 comments above

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, see it now… Crazy… I’m blacked out of the Dodgers game… Could turn on Fox, but, oh well…

          • AL KOHOLIC says:
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            @Grey: baseball tonight keeps replaying it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see now, wow…

  178. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Harang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  179. OaktownSteve says:
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    what ass suggested not streaming Bartolo? Of course you stream A’s.

    Oaktown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  180. AJ says:
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    Grey you think Medlen is really going to the pen when beachy returns? He’s having a good start to June

    • Grey

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      Possible, doubtful

  181. Project Merkin says:
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    Grinkster threw a beanball to retaliate for Puig getting hit….understandable. Hit him in the back. Benches clear, Gibson calling Greinke “chicken feed” as Scully put it. Greinke finishes the 7th, but they send him up to bat in the bottom of the inning. 1st pitch hits him in the head. Pretty solid fight followed. Looks like Grink is fine but he didn’t come out to pitch the 8th. If you get a chance, watch the fight. McGwire had himself a little roid rage going, and Donny Baseball took someone DOWN. I couldn’t figure out who it was though.

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      @Project Merkin: that was the most interesting part
      all the coaches were up in each other faces. they all played vs each other on various great teams
      it’s was trammel he took down even old man Baylor was pimpn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice recap… Yeah, bonkers

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Project Merkin: Matt Williams looked like he had a little roid rage himself

  182. goodfold2 says:
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    seems weird gregerson wasn’t put in against the lefties first, if he was coming in later. He’s not bad against lefties.

    • Grey

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      Eh, he’s only closing for another few days, won’t matter…

  183. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yeah gibby and williams didnt want no part of roid mcguire,gibby looked like he told mark,i didnt call it,meaning the hit on greinke,this is good shit,i was about asleep

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      @AL KOHOLIC: Haha yeah that was the best. Williams looked petrified.

      I love that Grink doesn’t take any shiz from anyone, but with that boyish frame/metal collarbone, let’s try to keep it to just 1 brawl per game.

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Project Merkin: yeah then he lays a hard(legal)slide at 2nd,gregorious just shakes his head at the little feller

  184. SteveNZ says:
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    Hmmm. That Blevins pick-up didn’t work out so well…

  185. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    cespedes has jose reyes eyes,i mean legs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  186. SteveNZ says:
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    Double play please, Hernandez.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Gulp. There goes ERA.

  187. goodfold2 says:
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    starting to see why they went with bell here first.

    • VinnyCora says:
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      @goodfold2:
      DH is one of the best 8th inning guys in the game but the guy has the nerves of a 9 year old boy. If he’s the “closer” or pitching in a high adrenaline situation (like tonight, because of the brawl) he is garbage.

  188. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now it’s kenley time baby.

  189. SteveNZ says:
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    Gibson should have pulled him after he loaded the bases. At least I would have got a Hold out of it…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: even if 1 or more of those runners scored it counts as a hold. If so, a “hold” has a more stupid defintion than even save does.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Would have been the worst Hold of all time – even the out he got was a runner’s interference, wasn’t it?

  190. gareth says:
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    Reddick or swisher?

  191. The Thumb says:
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    Are Harvey’s 2012 numbers realistic for Cole this year?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @The Thumb: not the k,s

  192. VinnyCora says:
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    Grey – I’ve been holding onto Puig as the incoming offers get better and better. As a DBack fan, I have no choice but to sell this pompous rookie schmo after tonight’s theatrics. The rookie in our league just offered me Price but I know the guys will veto. So the questions is, Puig for Anibal or Latos? I won’t miss his bat and need the pitching.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @VinnyCora: sorry vinny but i wish puig would have gotten ahold of kennedy who i think had already ran to the dugout

      • VinnyCora says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC:
        My bad – I didn’t see that we dusted up his nose until just now.

  193. OaktownSteve says:
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    Looks like the Dodgers have decided to try and win games they’re leading in the 9th. As Tim McCarver would say. “Old time baseball people will tell you, most games are won in the 9th inning.”

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Looks like Kenley is currently owned in just under 70% of ESPN leagues.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: The team that scores the most runs usually wins.

  194. gareth says:
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    Aaron hill is on the wire in my league. When would be the most opurtune time to pick him up?

    At the moment, my middle infield is aybar, infante and Castro due to injuries.

    If hill is added, and him and utley come back from the dl the same week, utley, hill and castro seems like a decent upgrade.

    I also added rendon recently as a back up for aramis and middle infield fill in (I think he gets 2b eligibility tomorrow).

    I’d be dropping aybar for hill.

  195. gareth says:
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    With a broken hand, what’s the expectations for hill? He seems hard to figure out. One years he hits a lot of homers. Another year he steals a ton of bags. How do you see him faring ros, grey?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: he’s usually a top 5 2nd baseman because he does a decent amount of both.

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I wouldn’t use “usually” to describe Hill

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: you mean that sentence i said was correct if the usually comes out, or something completely different?

  196. OaktownSteve says:
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    That’s a hell of a catch by Bourjos. Not a bad little player. Fastest guy out of the box since Ichiro in his prime.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Colvin can hit. He’s like a better version of Boesch. Great extension. Will Clark swing.

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I was really bummed Helton didn’t retire and Colvin didn’t start the year with the big club, kid looked good last year

  197. gareth says:
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    Just saw the dodgers d-bags brawl.

    Not a dodgers fan by any means but had to side with them in this case. I really hope the grinders in the desert miss out on the postseason.

    • VinnyCora says:
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      @gareth:
      These teams have bad blood that stretches several years back. The pitch that hit Puig was unintentional. The one that hit Montero was not. Kennedy had to stand up for his guy (even if his poor control caused the skirmish).

      • gareth says:
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        @VinnyCora: in that case, shouldn’t an eye for an eye stop before the grienke beaning?

        • gareth says:
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          @gareth: intentional or not, puig was hit first.

          • gareth says:
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            @gareth: its a coincidence that the guy under the biggest spotlight in baseball right now is the one to get beaned, right?

  198. gareth says:
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    Goldy is awesome though!

  199. gareth says:
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    In a shallow league, is bret lawrie droppable. Also nick swisher? I want to package them in a trade but I feel that noone would be interested.

  200. gareth says:
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    Hmmmm, just read an article saying aaron hills hand hasn’t healed properly but he’s going to play through it, hoping to avoid season ending surgery.

    Encouraging!

  201. gareth says:
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    I’d be dropping infante for hill. Dropped aybar already for 2 start cashner.

  202. OaktownSteve says:
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    The kid Dietrich looks good. Kind of a Kipnis body type. Similar swing. Maybe without the speed though. Arthur Dietrich on Barney Miller might be the best replacement character in

  203. David says:
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    In 10-team keeper league, roto 5×5 w/ OPS

    Got some pitching dilemmas and I’m not liking where my staff is headed. This is my situation as it stands (keep in mind I have 1750 innings limit for the season). I’ll be close to 700 innings by end of the day and my team k/9 is at 8.12 which needs to improve.

    SP: Sanchez, Zimmermann, Medlen, Cobb, Fernandez, Cashner, Cahill, Dickey
    RP: Mo, Grilli, Balfour, Robertson, Smyly
    DL: Beachy, Morrow, Putz, Strasburg

    I see JB touting Pocello and Santiago right now and I agree they are an improvement to some of the dead weight I have right now. Should I pick em up? Need some assistance in making such a tough decision.

    Who do you recommend I drop, if yes.

    I’m thinking Cahill and Dickey. At this point Robertson and Smyly are outperforming them and agreeing with you, Dickey will have more value for me on someone else’s team than mine right now. And I just can’t trust Cahill also, he’s on the downswing and can’t get a penny for him.

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