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We talk about a bunch of fantasy baseball podcast related thing-a-ma-whosies in today’s fantasy baseball podcast thing-a-ma-whatsie, while I try to work in Hosmer.  Hey, I’m not sweating Hosmer.  In fact, he should be sweating me, because if he doesn’t start hitting we’re gonna have words.  Those words going something like this:  Grey, “Please hit above .250 with power.  Please!  In the name of all that is holy.”  Hosmer, “Who are you?  And why are you hiding under my bed?”  We talk about other things in the podcast for s’s and g’s.  Like Dee Gordon, Luke Scott’s banana chip fetish and how I’ll trade anyone Hosmer for anything.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast, now with pleas for Hosmer:

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  1. JTR says:
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    Got offered Josh Beckett for Scott Downs. I would be trading Downs. Yes? No?

    • chunk says:
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      @JTR, yes

  2. mrobs says:
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    Sweet. Can’t wait to listen on the ride home….

    But while i’m here; would you rather Walden, Burnett, or H-Rod?

    Thanks!

    • mrobs says:
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      @mrobs, sorry… to rephrase: I own burnett and walden… drop either for H-Rod?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @mrobs, Cool… I’d lose Burnett for H-Rod…

  3. Gil says:
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    Hi Grey & Rudy

    14 team H2H with this categories:
    R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K GIDP E AVG OPS IP W L CG SHO SV BB K HLD ERA WHIP NH PG QS
    C: W Rosario
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Zobrist
    3B: Alvarez
    SS: E Johnson
    LF: Hamilton
    CF: A Jones
    RF: Bruce
    Util: Campana
    Util: N Cruz
    Bench, Cozart, Kendrick, Nieuwenhuis
    DL: Bay

    SP: Gio Gonzalez
    SP: A Sanchez
    SP: Blanton
    SP: Cahill
    SP: Friedrich
    RP: Casilla
    RP: Jansen
    RP: H Rodriguez
    P: J Parker, Diamond
    DL: Farnsworth

    1. Trade proposed
    Give N Cruz
    Receive James Shields

    Should I do that trade, I will appreciate your advise.

    2. Also, what about Rosario in C position, ROS?? Only available C in my league are this: Hanigan, R. Hernandez, J Castro, J Buck

    Thanks

    • Vacation says:
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      @Gil, No way would I trade Cruz for Shields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gil, Agree with Vacation… Wilin’s been decent…

      • Gil says:
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        @Grey, What about if I ask for C Lee??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try it…

  4. mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Who has the best chance to become my next Streamboat: Bass or Friedrich? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella, Bass

  5. bean says:
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    Really that high on the rookie Friedrich?

    Sitting on Blanco, Parra, Nieuwenhuis and Campana in a crowded OF.
    Pick up Friedrich and drop any of the above or perhaps a pitcher below?

    Starting OF: J. Upton, Bruce, Stanton
    Pitchers: Lincecum, Gio, Cain, Vogelsong, Westbrook, D. Hernandez, Cishek, Casilla

    NL Only Roto 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, I’d lose Nieuwenhuis

  6. I’m going to listen to this on the drive home. I sort of wish they would put him on the Disgraceful List just so I can know what it’s like to have a player I can use, even if it’s only for 2 weeks.

    Also, for the hell of it, Cahill or Ol’ McDonald?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ChrisV82, I hear ya… McDonald

  7. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you trade Cahill for Wainwright?

    • Grey

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

  8. Thomas says:
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    Just traded Lynn, Kubel, and Cozart for Tulo and Jaime Garcia. Good trade? I have Lowrie just in case Tulo hits DL with leg bruise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas, Looks great

  9. Ray says:
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    Any way I can download the Razzball podcast theme song? I realized today I genuinely enjoy it enough that I’d want to listen to it. I’m just as shocked as you are

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray, Ha… Not right now, but we’ll see if we can get it downloadable through iTunes…

  10. Mike says:
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    Which side wins deal?
    Y. Escobar, C. Beltran, D. Haren
    OR
    D. Gordon, BJ Upton, Y. Darvish

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Upton

  11. longbeachyo says:
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    Wow, just got this offer… I get:
    J. Upton
    M. Minor
    M. Latos

    I give up:
    G. Stanton
    J. Zimmermann

    Should I take the risk of three under-performing players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @longbeachyo, Not good

  12. Thrilla says:
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    Hey what’s up Grey?

    I’m looking for CI help in RCL. Lose Lowrie for any of:

    P. Polanco
    J. Smoak
    T. Ishikawa
    S. Rodriguez
    R. Roberts
    M. Carpenter

    Just looking for best value and/or upside…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thrilla, What’s up, dawg? Smoak

  13. Derrick says:
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    The podcast intro song is flat out awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Thanks! Rudy wrote it, Symphony of Nine performed it, I’ll take credit…

  14. Chavo says:
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    Grey! I just acquired Kipnis for Cueto, and now Rickie Weeks is begging to be waived or traded away. Realistically, what kind of return could I possibly get? Any ideas for pitchers to target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chavo, Maybe Daniel Hudson? Maybe Tim Hudson? Not much… Maybe Peavy after his bad start….

      • Chavo says:
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        @Grey, I have Craig with eligibility at 2b also. Think Rickie will get back to career averages? or is he even worth my patience with his bum wrist and baggy pants?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chavo, I don’t have much hope in him with a bum wrist…

  15. Ferris says:
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    posey or sean marshall or too close to call

    in nl only so closers actually are hard to find

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ferris, Posey

  16. Eddie says:
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    Do you like Beachy more than Lester and Gallardo for an H2H that uses QS instead of wins? Don’t expect BB to keep his ratios this crazy low, but how much regression are we in for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, Tomato-tomahto

  17. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey grey…

    Was proposed Lincecum and Altuve for Gio and Stubbs earlier. Obviously that trade sucks, correct? Considering making a counter…

    I’m currently starting an All Universe middle infield of Daniel Murphy (2b) and Lowrie (SS). The other owner has Andrus and Pedroia.

    Here’s my lineup…

    C-Ruiz
    1-Votto
    2-Murphy
    SS-Lowrie
    3b-Beltre
    OF-Giancarlo
    OF-Pence
    OF-Berkman
    Util-Lawrie
    Util-Scott
    Bn-Stubbs, Reddick

    SP-Gio, Peavy, Zimmerman, Anibal, Cahill, Chen
    RP-Marshall, Valverde, Putz, Soriano, Street (DL)

    The other owner is light on starting pitching since they built their rotation around Lincecum. I assume Pedroia would be pretty expensive, so I was thinking of starting off by offering a SP for Andrus. Do you see a better move? Would you start with Peavy for Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, It’s not good… Peavy for Andrus would work…

  18. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    awesome podcast bro, enjoyed rudy’s english accent, and your completely ridiculous english accent.

    keep on keepin on brothers, your shizz smells like roses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Thanks!

  19. Project_badass says:
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    12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OBP, QS), 4-player keeper (can only keep players drafted after the 1st 4 rounds)

    My team needs a boost and a solid keeper. So far I have 2 definite keepers in Jennings and MadBum. Would you trade A-ram (non-keeper eligible) and Lynn (keeper next 3 yrs) for Moose (keeper for the next 3 yrs) and Latos (keeper next 3 yrs)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_badass, I’d take that trade…

  20. PunxsutawneyPhils says:
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    I love that Lawrie flips out on the ump and instantly gets moved up in the order. He’s finally broke into the 5th spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PunxsutawneyPhils, Just needed to show some life…

  21. Nico says:
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    Bumgarner and Berkman for Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico, Eh

  22. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….in the unfortunate circumstance that you have to choose one of these guys to fill your 3b, who you choosing….C Davis or P Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  23. Sam says:
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    Is it time to stash Santos or Street yet? My closers are currently Downs, Soriano, and Marshall. Should I drop any of them? It’s a H2H league and my opp. punted saves so they are all benched for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Downs for Santos…

      • Sam says:
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        @Grey, H-Rod and Reed are also available. Still go with Santos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Reed

  24. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Trade Peavy for Wainwright or stand pat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wainwright, but it might be more risky than you need to be…

      • I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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        @Grey, any good guys to target with Peavy? Can’t imagine he keeps this up, def need 1B/3B

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @I’m Keith Hernandez, Hosmer buying low? Butler? Maybe Konerko, but seems like a longshot…

  25. jaw says:
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    trade sale for scherzer? 12 team 5×5 h2h, sales elbow worries me and scherzers fip looks solid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, It’s one headache for another…

  26. letsgobravos says:
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    Another trade question concerning my other team whose offense has been crushed by the boat anchor known as Pujols. I drafted offensive players with 8 of my first 10 picks and yet I’m still dead last in homers and in the bottom in almost every other offensive cat. Overall, I’m sitting at .500 in the middle of the pack, but only because I went 24-4 the first two weeks. Here’s my lineup…

    C-Montero
    1-Pujols
    2-Kinsler
    3-Helmet slamming Hulkster
    SS-Cozart
    OF-McCutchen, Choo, Berkman
    Util- Reddick
    Bn-Scott, Krispie, Gardner (DL)

    SP- Gio, Price, CJ Wilson, Scherzer, Cahill, Parker, McDonald
    RP- Myers, Frank x 2, Aceves, Downs

    The last place team in the league is terrible across the board in pitching. He is also apparently pretty dumb/doesn’t give a shit because he is still starting Longoria and has 3 other guys on the DL on his bench.

    He owns Matt Holliday and Adam Jones. 1) Who would you target? 2) Which of my top pitchers would you offer, Gio, Price or CJ? I was thinking Price based primarily on the fact he faces the toughest schedule.

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, 1) Jones 2) CJ

  27. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Fellatio Upton or R. Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, BJ… It’s fair, depends on needs…

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Working on a trade to get Morales and Duda out of my outfield. Would have Boneface at 3B and Hardy at SS. Will probably kick in one of those two to sweeten the deal. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Slappy Pappy, Then you should do the deal… Don’t see why you have to kick in anything else…

  28. Hondo says:
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    LaRoche and Dirks for CC.Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, CC

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    Luebke has partial year of elbow ligament. He’s deciding if he should have surgery or pitch with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, That’ll turn out well…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, If by “well” you mean piss f**king poor. Then yes. Yes it will.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yes, yes I do.

  30. Hondo says:
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    Oh- and what do you think Tex is going to do ROS?(Chanting and throwing bong ashes over shoulder for luck)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, What I thought he’d do in the preseason…

  31. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Blanco, Bernadina, Torres or DeJesus to replace Jay?

    Also, have one DL spot with Carlos Quentin in it – hold him or Jay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Bernadina… Lose Quentin…

  32. Adam says:
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    Grey, Got offered Howie Kendrick and Alex Gordon for Uggla. should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, I’d take it…

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey,
        That’s what I was thinking. Thanks Grey. Hopefully the Angels turn things around.

  33. JashFath says:
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    “Freddie Freeman and a sweetner”

    “That’s splenda!”

    Hahaha too good, too good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JashFath, Hehe

  34. LJ says:
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    Would you trade Jake Peavy for Adam Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LJ, Yup

  35. letsgobravos says:
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    Lawrie only gets a 4 games suspension. I guess Selig took into consideration the fact that he had a legit reason to be pissed. Appealing and will be playing pending the outcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Bit surprising…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @letsgobravos, yeah. As I alluded to last night, when Alomar tried to pass along sexually transmitted diseases he got 5 games. I don’t know which one is worse, but if I’m picking one, I’d rather have Lawrie chuck his helmet at me.

  36. nycs10011 says:
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    Valverde is set to miss a few days. Benoit seems to be ESPN’s next in line but I’m with you from this morning in favoring Dotel, has present you changed his mind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nycs10011, Sounds like Tigers are favoring Benoit… Don’t think it’s clear cut…

  37. knighttown says:
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    I’ve been trying to move a closer for pitching or an OF and this offer came across my desk,

    My Hamilton/Marshall for his Lee/Kemp

    I’ve got Jansen, Myers, Reed, Cishek +/- Benoit leftover for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp

  38. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : 10 team OBP/QS keeper league. Would you trade Bautista at a 24th round keeper pick for Verlander at a 16th round pick?

    My other outfielders are, Krispie, Hamilton, Jackson, Pence, Berkman, Kendrick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  39. Steve says:
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    You guys do an English accent? I have to hear this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, you don’t listen every week?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Mostly. Have to wait til I get to work and get the ol’ headphones on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Gotcha

  40. Carlos says:
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    Yahoo H2h, 10 team, Standard 5×5

    C- Montero
    1b- Votto
    2b- Uggla
    3b- C. Johnson
    SS- Hardy
    Of- Adam Jones, B. Zobrist, BJ Upton
    Util- Tex, Butler
    Bench- F. Friedman, Stubbs, Trout
    Dl- M. Reynolds, E. Longoria

    SP- Harren, Gallardo, Cueto, G. Gonzalez, A. Sanchez, D. Fister, M. Garza
    RP- J. Johsn, B. Meyers

    I talked a lot of smack in this league so no one will trade with me. Should I trade F. Freeman for Bumgarner? Any other recommendations you can make for improving this team? I have way too much talent on my bench but can’t seem to get equal value back.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos, I’d take Bum…

  41. Capuano Capuano says:
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    Wei-yi Chen over either Christian Fredrich or Trevor Cahill? Hesitant about the AL East and Orioles pitchers in general (despite actually being an Orioles fan), I’m always waiting for the seemingly inevitable implosing, that being said he’s getting it done so far and has young, cheap keeper potential.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Capuano Capuano, Over Fredrich in some leagues…

  42. El Gato says:
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    Which side wins in this trade? Keeper league…

    J Heyward/A Chapman. vs. Beltran / Smyly

    Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Gato, Heyward

  43. Traded a Fister for a B.J. says:
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    Drop Schafer for Blanco? Need SAGNOF and Schafer has majorly cooled it off with the SB lately. Plus he’s in a platoon where he sits vs lefties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Traded a Fister for a B.J., Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Traded a Fister for a B.J., Nice username, btw

  44. skinny malinky says:
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    Speaking of Hosmer, I get him in exchange for Michael Young. It’s a keeper league, also. Take the deal? Reject it? Weep that this is what I’ve come to for 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @skinny malinky, I’d take it in a keeper…

  45. Steve says:
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    *sob* Yonder Alonso out of the lineup tonight. *sob*

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or Bruuuuce. Nooo!!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Noooooo

  46. zoot says:
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    what is fair value for me to expect to get for Votto?

    here is the other guys team who really wants him?

    C: Aj Pierszynsk
    1B: Hosmer
    2B: Aviles
    SS: Asdrubal Cabrera
    3B: Michael Young
    OF: Allen Craig
    OF: Cuddyer
    OF: Granderson
    U: Middlebrooks
    Bench: Alex Rios, Fowler, Neil Walker, Ellsbury

    SP: Jered Weaver, Ricky Romero, Ian Kennedy, Ryan Dempster, Trevor Cahill, Erik Bedard, Parker
    RP: Sale, Anthony Bass
    DL: Jorge De La Rosa, Luebke
    Minors: Bauer, Peacock

    MY TEAM:
    C – Miguel Montero
    1B – Joey Votto
    2B – Rickie Weeks
    SS – JJ Hardy
    3B – Ryan Zimmerman
    OF (3) – Giancarlo Stanton, Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce
    U – Alejandro De Aza
    SP (4) – David Price, C.J. Wilson, Shaun Marcum, Matt Moore
    RP (2) – John Axford, Kenley Jansen

    Bench
    (4 Bat) – Chase Headley, Yunel Escobar, Drew Stubbs, Luke Scott
    (3 SP) – Edwin Jackson, Matt Harrison

    2 Minors – Andy Pettitte, Julio Teheran
    2 DL – Stephen Drew

    (sorry for so much info)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zoot, What do you need?

      • zoot says:
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        @Grey, i feel like id need either OF, or SP PLUS a 1b in return

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @zoot, I meant more categories you’re hurting in…

          • zoot says:
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            @Grey, my bad, its a points league…so basically just those positions..

  47. Timbuktu says:
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    okay rank ROS Lowrie Aybar Cozart or E Johnson please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timbuktu, Cozart, Lowrie, Aybar…

  48. knighttown says:
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    Worley on the DL and I have Utley and Longo in my slots. I also own Lee, Anibal, Gallardo, Latos, J-Zimm, Capuano, Scherzer and Smiley.

    1. Drop Worley?
    2. Drop Utley?
    3. Drop Scherzer and use 3 DL slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, 1 or 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Sorry, just 1

  49. chunk says:
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    Tattoo Roberts or Espinosa?

    • chunk says:
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      @chunk, need steals is the only thing…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @chunk, Espinosa

  50. Steve says:
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    Oh FFS. I pick up Bernadina yesterday and he’s benched today. That’s three out of my H2H lineup.

    That’s just super.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Dammit

    • @Steve, If Bernadina had a 0-4 day you would wish he was benched

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Damn, and now I dropped him to try and sneak someone else in but it was too late for today’s games in ESPN. Dah-dah!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah – Dodgers-Padres started early.

        At royce!’s request, I believe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, It’s that exclamation mark, people are scared of it.

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Yep. Now to have a talk with Mike Minor…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Talk to Hosmer too, thanks!

  51. Project_Badass says:
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    Good evening kind sir

    How would you rank Lind, Torres, Bernadina, Rios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Bernadina, Torres, Rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, BTW, I could be remembering this wrong, but I feel like you’ve had Lind for the last three weeks, asking to drop him, no?

      • Project_Badass says:
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        @Grey, haha, ya…its been a long 3 weeks…only Laroch was worth one of my moves, but the #1 waiver spot snagged him.

        We have a moves limit of 50 (I’m at 13), would you use one to pick up roger and finally drop Lind?

  52. The other Sam says:
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    Hey Grey,

    So I just got offered J Upton/Cahill/Phillips for Wright/Beachy. Which side wins?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The other Sam, Beachy

  53. Boomer19 says:
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    Bernadina or Blanco? Thanks. Can’t wait to listen to the podcast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19, Bernadina… Cool…

  54. C.O.C. says:
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    @Grey: So I have three 2B in Altuve, Hill, and eventually Utley (hopefully). I’ve been trying to deal one to get any value out of a roster spot that is being wasted on one position. I have finally managed to get one offer: Chris Sale for Altuve. Good deal if its all I can get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C.O.C., I’d take Sale

  55. Nameless and Not so Silent says:
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    Grey, I just received a trade feeler. A guy in my league is pretty desperate for pitching. Thanks to you and Rudy, Im very stacked and dominating at pitching. He wants to unload Jose Bautista on the cheap. He’s got a thing for either Gio or Bum. Its a 12 team mixed weekly, 6 starters and 3 relievers.
    Currently im in 8th place and I have…

    C-Baby Jesus
    1B- M Young
    2B- Uggla
    3B- Miggy
    SS- Gordon
    CI-Middlebrooks
    MI- Ellis (I cut Cozart today)
    UT- C Johnson
    OF- Cargo
    OF- BRUUUUUUUUUUUCE
    OF- De Aza
    OF- Craig
    OF- Nava (streaming spot with a hot schmotato)

    Bench No DL spots- Sandoval, Jennings, R Howard

    SP- Greinke
    SP- Bum
    SP- Gio
    SP- Anibal
    SP- Yu
    SP- Ol’McDonald (stream with favorable 2 starter)
    RP- J Johnson
    RP- Marshall
    RP- Castilla

    Would you unload either Gio or Bum with a sweetner? And which sweetner would you throw in? Im thinking I should HOLD and let my bench get healthy but it is Bautista on the BUY LOW. Any thoughts? Muchas Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nameless and Not so Silent, I’d trade Gio or Bum, in that order and I’d give Middlebrooks, Johnson or a closer…

  56. Viagra Falls says:
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    Would you sit Jaime Garcia for his start tonight considering how rough he’s been his last few? It’s against the Giants, but he’s been wild the last 3-4 starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viagra Falls, I’d start him vs. the Giants.

  57. knighttown says:
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    Is Chris Capuano for real or is he a two bad starts from being droppable? Adverb for Marshall and Capuano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Lee side… Capuano’s a decent #5…

  58. LT says:
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    dying to hear the new podcast when i get home…others were great

    have schaefer on roster, not loving his avg or his runs scored lately, think he might fizzle out

    should i waive him or keep him for now? best FA’s in league are a.hill, pagan, doumit, morneau, middlebrooks, ackley

    or try an unsolicited trade? (sb/runs are no issue for this team)
    generally, who would he be worth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LT, Thanks! I’d go with Middlebrooks for now, then look elsewhere once Youk returns… He’s not going to be worth anything, I don’t think…

  59. fitz says:
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    Have Wainwright have been offered Morrow.

    Yes or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fitz, It’s risky, but I think it’ll work out for you…

      • fitz says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, you’re a gentleman and a scholar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am!

  60. B.o.B says:
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    What about when a team goes walk, single, single, single, single, single and then your player comes up and before he even steps into the batter’s box you know an out is coming…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds Hosmerish.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Or Lind-ish. Or Ike-ish. Or-a-bunch of-other-guys-I-own-ish.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Some would say Reyesish or A-Gonish…

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Grey, Aramish

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @B.o.B, Sounds like he churns butter and has a long beard…

              • B.o.B says:
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                @Grey, Sounds like how Sean Connery would say Aramis

                • Grey

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

  61. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    Yahoo H2H mixed standard 5×5

    Just offered JJ Hardy for my Stubbs. I’m currently rolling with Seager at shortstop after dropping Cozart a day ago. I’m deep in the outfield with Cargo, Granderson, Trout, and Reddick with Jennings and Gardner on the DL. I could use more power. If I made this trade, I would drop Seager and pick up one of the following: Markakis, Moustakas, Joyce, De Aza, or Scott.

    My offense is Wieters, Votto, Kendrick, Lawrie, Seager, Cargo, Grandly, Trout, Stubbs, and Reddick with Gardner and Jennings on the DL.

    Suggestion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hardy… Grab Joyce…

  62. fitz says:
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    HOSMER GOING DEEP HERE

    • fitz says:
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      @fitz, This guy sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I read that at first like he already went deep… Should’ve known better…

  63. Prezii says:
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    Pass the Dozier…. Im tryna get high, Doumit!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Prezii, nice!

  64. Steve says:
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    Here’s Yonder…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You love him!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Look at him boost my OBP!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, He’s a walking machine!

  65. Steve says:
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    Ugh – come on Wolfman…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Noooooo

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Fuck you Wolf. Fuck YOU.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Could have gone Paulino, Richard, Leake – but no. Had to pick you. Never again.

  66. Random Collmenter says:
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    @Grey, You like my Madbum + Choo for his Prince?

    My outfield is weak – after Choo is Ichiro, Trout, Cespedes, Dirks, Rasmus…

    Pitching is strong tho – Halladay, McCarthy, Morrow, Moore, Parker, etc.

    Thoughts? I’m kinda worried about MadBum. What’s up with his k-rate?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, I’d take Prince… I’m not that concerned about Bum, FWIW.

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey, he just offered me gallardo for moore and choo. u like this deal better? he’s going to send me “a bunch of offers.” think i still want prince at this point…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Random Collmenter, Deal’s not bad… I’d get Prince if you can…

  67. Turk Wendell says:
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    “He is ooonnnne streaky motherfucker”

    I love when Rudy works blue.

    Looking to move some SPs to add some pop and Runs in a 12 team H2H. Going after Hamilton, Trumbo and Cano (separate deals)

    1. Add Tulo to this list as a buy low?

    2. Offer MadBum, Nat Gio, Anibal in that order? don’t really wanna move any of these guys but with Longo down I gotta stop the bleeding.

    I also have Cruz, Votto, Giancarlo, and Kendrick. Should I hold and wait for things to get moving and Longo to come back?

    Thanks for any insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Ha… 1. Sure 2. Anibal, Gio, Bum… I’d hold with those bats…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey,
        Thanks Grey. I really appreciate all the time and energy you put in to help shlubs like me sound more intelligent at the bar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Turk Wendell, No problem…

  68. PunxsutawneyPhils says:
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    Felix is shitting the bed right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PunxsutawneyPhils, It’s not pretty…

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it crazy that I traded a BJ for Jesus and now I want to drop the worthless SOB? I think this is a sign of why giving BJs for Jesus is a bad idea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ha! That’s hilarious…

  70. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Time to give up on Minor in a 12 team mixed? I benched him against STL so I avoided that mess but thought he would be better against the Marlins. He seems to fall apart after a couple of innings. Don’t really want to waste a roster spot if I have to keep benching him and waiting him out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheBravesWearPrado, I’d lose him…

  71. Steve says:
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    Jesus, Garza killing me too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Hasn’t looked bad… Couple of tough breaks…

  72. Steve says:
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    I suppose, having benched Milone everywhere, I should be glad he’s going well *grits teeth*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Eh, you couldn’t have started him there…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah I know. The Wolfman has got me bent out of shape. Astros hit .160 off him. Until today, obviously.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, looks that way…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, But hey – at least Bernadina’s in the game!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You know if Gio’s up for the win?

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, I think so. He’s dead to me though – I traded him to Al K in our keeper for Jesus and Matt Moore.

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, He is. Nats have led all the way.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice… I have a hard time watching my pitchers go…

  73. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Updates:
    Soriano hits he’s 2nd HR. He’s heating up. Or at least beginning to defrost?
    Duda is 3 for 3 and hitting 4th in the order. I might wait another couple days to sell…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Yeah, I’d grab Soriano…

  74. quimmy says:
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    Thoughts on

    Uggla and Panda for Wright and Betancourt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy, Tough call… I’d say Wright, but it’s fair…

  75. Jon says:
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    Grey, are any of these RPs worth adding over HanKRod right now?

    Pestano, Brothers, Santiago, Frieri, Rauch, Gregerson, Holland…

    Free agent list is picked pretty thin of closers and potential closers… gotta wait for closepocalypse to strike somewhere new, I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Are you trying to jinx him because the Nats are in a save situation? I’d hold for now…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, ha, no. Didn’t realize that.

    • Jon says:
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      …or let me know if you see one of those guys having value a couple of months down the road, too. This is a keeper league with lots of emphasis on future value.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jon, Not much future value there… Just hold for now…

      • Slappy says:
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        @Jon, Frieri has value NOW. 28 K in 16.1 IP; 10 K in 4.2 IP with the Halos. Oh, and his ERA is 1.65 and his WHIP is 0.98. But keep on chasing saves when you could be adding K’s and lowering your ERA and WHIP. Which isn’t to say that you should drop a closer, but if you have room to add Frieri I would do so.

  76. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I think it’s time to put some whiteout or something over the part of my screen that shows H/AB and AVG. It seems like every day I look they are hitting under .200 for the day.

    I’m getting dangerously close to having the worst AVG of any of the 576 RCL teams, I think I’m 4th or 5th worst and dropping. The scary thing is that besides a couple guys I just picked up, the only guys projected to hit under .270 were Granderson and Heyward…….and yet the only guys on the team currently hitting over .270 are Beltre and Morales.

    It can only get better, it can only get better….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, I think I’m probably challenging you for worst average but VinWins would know better…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Cmon, Grey. There are only 525 teams with a better average than you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @VinWins, Wow, didn’t realize how well I was doing… To think, Hosmer’s a hitting star on my team!

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Grey, I’m in VinWins RCL so I’ve got all the good links, and your team is a hitting machine compared to mine. I’m at a whopping .238 while you are looking down at me with a .249 AVG. I’d kill for just getting back to back days with a .249 AVG.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans, Damn, I’m killing you. I’ll trade you Hosmer for stale bread.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans, I deny I am in that league! I actually was quite happy with my draft; thought I’d be a contender, now I’m under 60 points.

          • A Hill O' Beans says:
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            @VinWins, Hey, it could be worse. You’re team could be ranked lower than Funston and Behrens……oh, ummm, never mind. But hey, your better than Pianowski, so you’ve got that going for you.

  77. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    breaks my heart to be asking this grey-son…

    been thinking about your hosmer hatred all day… I have him in my 12 team AL only dynasty keeper for $5. I can keep him for 4 years.

    OR

    I can trade him for Carlos Pena ($22) and Jered Weaver ($29). I need starting pitching pretty badly.

    Currently rolling with CJ Wilson, Holland, Sale, Parker, Smyly and … Matusz…

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, I’d hold him there… Too valuable in a keeper…

  78. Jon says:
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    Grey, my keeper league roster is definitely under-performing to this point and while I’m about breaking even in my match-ups so far (H2H), I thought I’d be better off than I am. Mind to give me your general thoughts and/or any ideas to kick-start things?

    C Posey
    1B AGon
    2B Cano
    3B Zimmerman
    SS Tulo
    MI Rollins
    CI Lawrie
    OF Stanton, Kendrick, Berkman, Scott (Jennings on the DL)
    DH Hosmer
    Bench: Doumit, Ike Davis, Rasmus
    SP Lester, MadBum, Zimmermann, Anibal, Capuano, Cahill, Scherzer, Stauffer, Minor, Drabek
    RP Putz, Jansen, Marshall, Casilla, Henry Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Your pitching is better than it needs to be, but you should probably lose Minor and Scherzer… And Ike and Rasmus, but I have no idea how many teams are in the league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Don’t hold two catchers either…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, 10 teams, but the best teams in the league tend to carry 8-10 starting pitchers. And I don’t know why I wrote Minor there, it’s Milone that I own.

        So it sounds like I could lose the 3 players on my bench (Ike, Doumit, Rasmus) + Scherzer… where would you suggest I try to upgrade? OF starters? IF? DH with Hosmer struggling?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jon, I’d upgrade outfield and see if someone will take Rollins off your hands thinking he’s going to go back to his old self…

  79. Steve says:
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    Et tu Bumgarner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Don’t say that…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Broxton too? Not sure what else can go wrong.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Go Royals. Get the big man a win!

  80. Derrick says:
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    Stubbs, Choo and Dunn. Going forward, do you mind rating these players for the Util. spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Stubbs, Dunn…

  81. Hosmer's Ho's. says:
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    Trying to trade for a SP in a non-keeper league. Do you like Peavy or Morrow for the rest of this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hosmer’s Ho’s., Coin flip… Peavy…

  82. Adam says:
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    Just got Hosmer, Hanley and the A’s closer du jour for Nelly Cruz and Blly Butler in a 5×5. I win that, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Looks decent…

  83. elwood blues says:
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    A couple of NL Only 4×4 keeper league questions.
    Do you think we’ve seen the last of Presley?
    Is he worth stashing?
    Also need to pick up an outfielder- Schierholtz(SF) or Darnell(SD)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, I’d lose him… Nate…

  84. Bean says:
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    Melky a late scratch with a bad toe……..no hitter possible now in SF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bean, Hehe

  85. Jon says:
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    Thanks for the advice up above.

    Since you basically said I could lose Doumit, Ike, Rasmus and Scherzer (I wrote Minor when I meant Milone so I’ll keep Tommy), how do you like swapping any of those 4 out for any of:

    Chris Johnson, Chris Davis, Fowler, Rios, Alonso, Vernon Wells, or Randall Delgado

    Hold? Anything good there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Alonso, Delgado, Johnson, Wells…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, Elliot Johnson worth a look?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  86. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    If you’re in need of steals and runs, would you trade Garza or Latos for Jemile Weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeffFromTallahassee, Nope

  87. paulzone says:
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    elliot johnson over cozart for now? i’m sure cozart will sit on the waiver wire for a bit…some steals and obp would help me right about now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Yeah, go for it…

  88. Jon says:
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    Rollins for Cozart + LoMo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Rollins side

  89. Mrobs says:
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    ohhh pujols… that was a sight for sore eyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s alive!

  90. Steve says:
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    Brilliant work there Howie. Hit into a fielder’s choice and then get caught stealing. Nice one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the pressure me liking him in the preseason…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Redemption time, Howie….

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Um, yeah. I’ll take it I guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, You freaked me out with the Bum thing above… Hopefully I’m not jinxing it by even saying anything here… Don’t read this, Bum!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, I’m ranting and raving today – just ignore me (no, don’t)

            He started with guys at second and third and no one out, but he’s settled down real well since.

            I did think I saw him in the dugout with his iPhone though – probably checking the Razz.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Yeah, but doesn’t look like he’s gonna win it… Alas…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Hopefully he can get out of this inning unscathed – the ‘top’ of the Giants ‘order’ is coming up next…

                • Steve says:
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                  @Steve, By which I mean – don’t give up a hit to the effing pitcher!

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Steve, Uh oh.

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Steve, Aw shit.

  91. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey grey…my offer from earlier of Peavy for Andrus was turned down.

    Here’s my lineup again…

    C-Ruiz
    1-Votto
    2-Murphy
    3-Beltre
    SS-Lowrie
    OF-Stanton, Pence, Berkman
    Util-Lawrie
    Util-Reddick
    Bn-Scott, Stubbs

    Should I make another offer for Andrus? Would offering Pence + a SP for Pedroia be a good move? If so, how good of a pitcher should I pair with Pence? My options are Gio, Peavy, Zimmerman or MadBum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy and Pence is fair…

  92. paulzone says:
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    in a league with obp, gidp, err in addition to usual 5 cats, which catcher:

    lucroy, pierzynski, ellis or jesus montero?

    i have montero but thinking that obp is a real drag…and seattle blows…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  93. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    It’s so pessimistic to say it was the 6 ER in 3.2 IP that got F-Her pulled… I like to think it was the 103 pitch count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Way to stay optimistic! What did you think of the finale?

  94. letsgobravos says:
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    Pujols with a 3 run jack for his 2nd homer of the season!!! He’s on pace for 10 homers for the year! Incredible!

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @letsgobravos, As long as E5 keeps raking, I’d settle for 10 from Poo Holes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha….

  95. Poo Holes says:
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    Even though I’m last in the waiver order, I better be getting Pedro Strop for Jon Rauch. I can’t deal with that guy’s shizz anymore. Also hoping one of my buddies will take Jonathan Broxton for Kenley so I can fulfill my irrational man love for Mr. Jansen. I guess I just hate guys named Jon/Jonathan, which is incredibly ironic seeing as that’s my name…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Ha… I hear ya…

  96. Ringo says:
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    Who do I drop for Jacoby Ellsbury and/or Chris Young? My team is as follows:

    C – Mike Napoli
    1B – Mark Teixeira
    2B – Dustin Pedroia
    3B – Hanley Ramirez
    SS – Rafael Furcal
    OF – Ryan Braun
    OF – Andre Ethier
    OF – Bryan LaHair
    DH – David Ortiz
    DH – Howie Kendrick
    BN – Shin-Soo Choo (OF)
    DL – Evan Longoria (3B)

    RP – Joel Hanrahan
    RP – Joe Nathan
    RP – Brandon League
    RP – Sean Marshall
    RP – Rafael Soriano

    SP – Stephen Strasburg
    SP – Tommy Hanson
    SP – Brandon Beachy
    SP – Adam Wainwright
    SP – Jordan Zimmermann
    SP – Josh Johnson
    SP – Ryan Dempster

    God Bless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dempster, Kendrick…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Ringo, Is this a 4 team league? How in the hell did you end up with Tex, Pedroia, HanRam, and Braun all on the same team?

      I guess you’d have to dump Choo and/ or LaHair.

      • JR says:
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        @letsgobravos, I’m with Grey, but if you could deal furcal and lahair for a castro or tulo why not try it. If you don’t have any luck, then I’d drop those 2.

      • Ringo says:
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        @letsgobravos, It is a public Yahoo League. Nuff said. It does not fill me with pride to be dominant in this league compared to others but it is such a unique situation given that my team is so good I felt I had to ask just to see who my worst options were. I sound like a pompous douche after typing that but its the truth. I really didn’t know who to drop.

        I might try and get Dempster back after Wainwrights bad start today though.

  97. Project_Badass says:
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    Doumit just placed on the DL…who’s the best replacement?

    AJ
    Martin
    Flores
    Salty
    Buck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AJ

  98. Howard says:
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    @Grey Great podcast! Same question as above but substitute Soto for AJ. It’s a keeper league…was thinking of adding Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, Thanks! Sure, grab Wilin…

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Great Little Feat song!

  99. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    some nights (like tonight) , when i’m running way behind , and i’m click ,
    click , clicking that little down arrow (i don’t handle that scroll bar well) in
    order to speed read through the comments … well , sometimes my hand
    must shake or sumpin’ and i end up missing that down arrow …. and ,
    whatever it is that i click on , it causes your picture to light up in blue .

    and that’s pretty cool .

    i’ve tried re-creating … but that somehow never works for me .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha… I’m blue over Hosmer…

  100. Lane Meyer says:
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    Looking for a sanity check or others thoughts on this one…
    $280 5×5 keeper rotisserie league

    Here is the set up: Team A announced before the draft this year that they wouldn’t be back next year, so this is their final year.

    They just made the following trade:

    Traded away from Team A (who won’t be back next year)
    Sean Marshall $10 (contract =2)
    Anibal Sanchez $7 (X)
    Michael Morse $15 (2)

    Traded away from Team B (currently in second place)
    Andrew Cashner $5 (1)
    Bobby Parnell $1 (1)
    Mat Gamel $1 (2)

    Definition of contracts statuses:
    1 = drafted this year
    2 = 2nd year of contract (meaning they could be kept at current salary next year or signed for additional years @ $5/yr)
    X = Last year of contract, must be released after this year

    Clearly Team B benefits from the deal this year. But why is a team that isn’t coming back next year making a “dump trade” for next year? If they are trading for next year… why are they giving away arguably the 2 best potential keepers in the deal?

    Gamel is cheap, but has not proven anything in the majors and just blew out his ACL so may not even be ready to start the season next year and isn’t necessarily guaranteed a spot. Cashner and Parnell have potential but are merely lottery tickets at this point. On the other hand, Morse is a guy who has hit .300/30/95 last year and can be kept next year at $15, and Marshall actually currently owns the closer role, so may be a keeper next year if he can hold it all year.

    I know Grey’s thoughts on protesting trades (and have read his awesome email suggestion). I myself am an adamant defender that you shouldn’t need to review or overturn trades just because they are “bad” deals. But I have also always given the caveat that if some sort of collusion is suspected then that is a different story. (BTW the league has been around for 20+ years and these two teams have been in the league maybe half that time and are buddies from back in high school).

    Is it just me or does this deal seem suspicious? How can you explain this trade other than someone giving their buddy a sweetheart deal on the way out the door? Should I raise the issue with the commish or just let it drop? The whole thing is leaving a bad taste in my mouth.

    • Grey

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      @Lane Meyer, It’s late for most now so you’ll get better traction if you post this tomorrow morning in the newest post… My thoughts: That trade is hideous, doesn’t even make sense in a keeper…

  101. later tater says:
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    loved the podcast and accents

    trade, alcides escobar for nick swisher

    who won?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, Thanks! Swisher… It’s fair though…

  102. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, as good as Giancarlo has been the last couple of weeks, are concerned about the knee issue slowing him down again at some point. Follow up to my earlier question about possibly moving Pence + Peavy for Pedroia…do you like Stanton for Pedroia straight up better?

    • Grey

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      @letsgobravos, I’m trying not to be concerned… I don’t like Stanton for Pedroia better…

  103. Steve says:
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    Bollocks…

  104. chunk says:
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    Sucks, Doumit was my secret weapon. No room on DL (Kemp, Howard),

    drop Doumit for Soto, Flores, Jaso, Hundley, Hanigan….

    Sucks for you especially Grey cuz 1) you lose Doumit and 2) you have to answer catcher questions now and 3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Soto… ha!

  105. Steve says:
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    Let The Bum hit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Hehe

  106. Jason says:
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    Marcum, J Zimmerman, Bumgarner… Whos the weakest link?

    Also I can get Hosmer for Lahair, pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason, Marcum… I’d want LaHair…

  107. Steve says:
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    Adam Jones up. Will he be the first to complete an 0-7?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Um, nope.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Come on down, Matt Wieters!

  108. chunk says:
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    Matt Temp is actually following in the footsteps of the real Matt Kemp. 0-6 tonight so far

    *I had typed that and then checked the game before I hit enter. You’re welcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Ha!

  109. DSimms says:
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    still hurtin at replacing longoria, i have C. Davis. do I drop for Alvarez, Seagar or middlebrooks? or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DSimms, Middlebrooks

  110. Bean says:
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    Giants featuring an all mullet middle infield of Crawford and Culberson. Leading the league in errors and jerry curls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bean, Ha!

  111. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, Fantastic podcast. Luke Scott banana chips is funny as hell. I have a new team name.

    As much as he sucks, Felix Foot’s lucky that’s all Scott threw at him… Dude gotta tell the story though, ya’ll can’t be googling (is that a word now? do we all own stock?) on the air.

    0-7 for Hos. Ouch. Glad my trade offers fell through.

    Cishek looks pretty far from the 9th, did we Cishek believers get C-shekion scars? I dumped him for Don’t Ask Dotel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Thanks! Yeah, not sure what the secret was… Nothing more exciting than Googling while on a podcast! C-shekion — nice…

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, Rudy came through with the save though. Funny stuff man, keep up the good work.

  112. Steve says:
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    Is Estrada worth a shot v MIN on Saturday? It’s H2H where my ratios are shot, thanks to Broxton Wolf-Bum today.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or do you prefer Diamond @ MIL, or Arrieta @ WAS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Estrada

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Thanks for working the late shift, friend.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Lotta games this week…

  113. letsgobravos says:
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    Solid start from Bum ruined in the 7th…fuckity fuck fuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Yup

    • Feeding the Abscess

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      @letsgobravos, I’m not so sure it was a solid start. He’s not making anyone miss; he’s allowing contact on pitches in the strike zone at a rate worse than Paul Maholm, Joe Saunders, Ryan Vogelsong, and Clay Buchholz, and only 5 guys are allowing more contact. His velocity is down, and since hitters aren’t chasing pitches out of the zone, he’s not striking anyone out.

      Once his BABIP (.246) starts to look like his career rate (.308), he’s in trouble.

      And I’m not trying to knock the guy. He’s my second starter in my money league.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Feeding the Abscess,

        Interesting. What do you think about it Grey? Is Bum a good guy to try and deal?

  114. DSimms says:
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    thanks grey and another question for you, what tier of starters should i target if i tried to trade Lynn and Morrow for a 2for1?

    • DSimms says:
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      @DSimms, also should i just drop Hosmer or keep waaaiiiiitttinnngg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DSimms, A number one

  115. Bean says:
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    Cards scaring off a start from Cain tomorrow or is he a must start at home as usual?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Must start

      • Bean says:
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        @Grey, Gracias………Una Mas?

        Blanco, Nieuwenhuis, Campana and Parra (pick 3 for tomorrow)

        **podcast much better today and not as much talking over each other
        Best part was the advice about team strategy this time of year……thanks!

  116. chunk says:
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    Who gets more ABs over the next week, Dina or Heisey? Close?

  117. Timbuktu says:
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    Ugh. Hosmer 0-freaking-7 tonight.

    I can’t cut bait with Hosmer. But at what point do we have to cut Belt, even in keeper and dynasty leagues?

    • Bean says:
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      @Timbuktu, The book seems to be out on Belt now and he is constantly over matched by soft stuff away…sliders especially. He is getting his chances but is doing nothing with them. Pill has more power and Bochy values that much more than base hits. Add to that Posey eating into starts with his ankle aching……….not good for Belt.

  118. Hosmer's Ho's. says:
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    Thoughts on Drew Stubbs? What is a comparable SP to give up for him? Is Morrow too much?

  119. AP says:
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    acceptable to deal my Markakis/Maybin to my generally noob friend’s squad for Michael Young in a 14 team h2h league?

    Im questionably overloaded at outfield with Willingham, Howie Kendrick, Francoeur, Morse and Cespedes…my only 3b eligible player is Mark Reynolds.

    Getting rid of Maybin pretty much entirely punts stolen bases for me tho…but that’s almost a given already with my portly ass draft picks.

  120. JR says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m curious what you think about Ells ROS. I’m in a keeper league, and am thinking about doing a deal for him. What do you think his chances are of playing like he did last year with a bum shoulder?

  121. Ryan says:
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    Nava,Harper,pagan,or Schaefer?
    Looks like will need an OF with Jackson and Craig possibly out
    Help!

  122. Jacob says:
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    Elliot Johnson or dozier?
    Thanks

  123. Crystal Ball says:
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    Besides Bauer, are there any other minor league SPs worth stashing- Hultzen, Peacock, etc.?

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