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On today’s podcast I talked about Yasiel Puig, the greatest raftee Major League Baseball has ever seen.  We didn’t talk at all about the All-Star Game drama, because, brucely, I don’t care much for it.  I think the All-Star Game is an exhibition and should be treated as one.  It’s for the fans and things like Leyland only putting up middle relievers for the fan vote is disgraceful.  Like fans want to vote for middle infielders.  Fantasy baseballers in Holds leagues don’t want to vote for middle relievers.  Fans vote for the starters, so why not just take the player with the most votes who just missed making the team and put him on it?  Because then there wouldn’t be articles written about the fan vote or people talking about it (guilty as charged!).  So, that’s the stuff I do not talk about on the podcast.  Instead, I talked about what we can expect of Puig this year and next year.   Also, stopping by was Eric, the league manager who brought together the RCL Champions League.  The RCL Champions League is the greatest collection of IQ since Mensa held their convention at Carhenge, a Stonehenge replica made of cars in Nebraska.  I’m not sure what’s stranger…the fact that the world’s intelligentsia are into strange tourist attractions or that Nebraska is a real place.  I thought it was a made-up state from The Big Bang Theory.  Wait, are you telling me Johnny Galecki isn’t a super genius?  Any the hoo!  We thought it would be funny to throw Nick in the Champions League this year and watch him get his Canadian beaver tail whipped.  I’m not sure what’s stranger… that Nick is two points out of first place or that Canada is a real place.  Then Rudy stopped by to fill us in on why The Machine is in love with Matt Joyce, Joe Blanton and Ian Kennedy because even their mommas have trouble loving them this much.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast (now with Pweeg falling off the Grey Mind tree):

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  1. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Debating Shields today @yanks. SON is pretty much for the start, but the last 3 starts (chisox at home, minny on the road, and injuns at home) have been pretty awful for a #2ish starter.

    Hate to ask specific start Qs, but shields has been killing me in my midseason draft teams. Haven’t got a good start out of him yet running him out every time.

    So, Start or Sit? Thank you!

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Now to take a 35 min bathroom break at work to hear the podcast. They definitely think I’m jerkin it, so it’s a safe bet I won’t be interrupted.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  2. One I'd Willy says:
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    In a deep pitching league (100 SP rostered) I have Niese and Morrow stashed on the DL. Some one just dropped Cobb, which of my guys you let go for him? You drop Morrow right? Or it doesn’t matter cause I’m dumb for holding either haha.

  3. Dkohn says:
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    Grey,

    Your mustache is my North Star, the wind beneath my wings, the icing in my Oreos, but who should I start today…

    Hosmer vs CC – (-4.7)
    Leonys vs Britton – (-1.9)
    Rendon vs Hamels – (-7.0)

    Hittertron likes Leonys the most, but I don’t know that I can trust him after I saw him humping a Pepsi vending machine on Saturday and a Coca-Cola one on Sunday. You’re a dirty dirty whore hittertron!!

    Whadya think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Leonys, Rendon

  4. Ron says:
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    How would you rank them?

    Holliday, Cespedes, Fowler, Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes, Holliday

  5. Ron says:
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    Rutlege or Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  6. supra says:
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    Rizzo (rd 21) & Shelby Miller (rd 20)
    or
    Harper (rd 1), Strasbury (rd 10), E-Cab (rd 20)

    Its a 9×9 league, so Steals are dimished a bit, but I could use a SS upgrade over Aybar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  7. Dan says:
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    Which side: Rizzo or Garza/Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, it’s fair, depends on needs

  8. swiggy says:
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    dey call me mista wOBA wOBA, uuuuunnnnh!

    …. i have no idea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  9. bees knees says:
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    hey grey,
    can you rank these guys in a keeper league? rounds they can be kept in are in parenthesis

    longo (round 1), kemp (round 1), fielder (round1), segura (round 10), machado (round 16), rizzo (round 17), dominic “honey” brown (round 18).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Machado, Rizzo, Brown

  10. Andrew says:
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    Hanley, Dunn, swisher, dempster vs. beltre, andres, Lynn, Romo

    Which side ya got?

  11. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    It’s no coincidence that the only league Nick doesn’t have Everth is the writers league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A++++

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Grey: Plus another plus. +

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that last one only you can give out…

  12. Ron says:
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    I can only assume you mistakenly skipped my questions….but you know how bad I look when I assume….

    1) Please rank: Holliday, Cespedes, Fowler, Fraier
    2) Rutlege or Franklin?

    Thanks. You da you da best.

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: Neeeeeeveer Mind…….

  13. Jason says:
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    I have two minor league spots currently occupied by Yelich and Bogaerts. Is either worth dropping for Archie Bradley or Carlos Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  14. Oz says:
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    More upside? Chris Tillman or Jeremy Hellickson?
    H2h points, keeper dynasty (keep 25/38).

    I’m thinking of trading Jeremy Hellickson or Tillman and Nick Franklin for Archie Bradley. I have Zobrist (2b/SS), Utley, Rendon (2b/3b) and Segura so I don’t think I really need Franklin long-term. Losing Hellickson or tillman may hurt but I’m enamored with Bradley and SPs win our league. What do u think? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman… Hell for Archie, sure…

  15. The Marte Partay says:
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    10 team 6 by 6 league including OBP. Have depth at MI(Pedroia, Segura, Reyes and Utley). Guy in my league gave me the option of giving up Reyes for Stanton, or giving up Utley and Fowler for Stanton. Would you do either of those deals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Utley and Fowler for Stanton…

  16. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you been watching tabata since hes come back? anything more than a schmotato? batting 2nd and pitt seems to like to run…

    also, im sure youve answered this a ton, but who do you like between chris johnson and francisco in weekly roto?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, no more… Johnson…

  17. Ron says:
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    Last quickie of the day: Lowrie or Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  18. FillyP says:
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    Porcello or Straily – both short-term and ROS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  19. costaricanchata says:
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    re : the podcast .

    what was that background noise in the intro ?
    sounded like some speed freak playing the spoons .
    wooden spoons .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, my bad!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @costaricanchata: don’t worry, he’s still not an FA in any of my leagues, so I won’t be picking him up.

  20. Eric W says:
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    With Braun coming off the DL and having 6 OF for 5 spots (Jennings, Puig, Jackson, Braun, Bautista and Adam Jones) Looking to shop Puig or Braun for a top tier pitcher. Leaning towards trying to move Puig first feel like he has more value right now and know the regression is coming. So I guess I am asking should I try and move Puig or Braun?

    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, but depends what you can get for either

  21. costaricanchata says:
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    re : all-star voting :

    fans should only be allowed to vote on the home run derby contestants .

    mlb players should be the ones voting on who actually gets to go to the all-star game .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      p.s.
      and only one ballot per person .
      none of this 25x shizz .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see that

  22. Juan Lucky Pierre says:
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    Headley – hold for 2nd half or cut bait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who you’re picking up

      • Juan Lucky Pierre says:
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        @Grey: He’s be my utility guy – as Eddie Carnation is my 3B.

  23. Pete says:
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    Please rank for ROS in a points league: Gyorko, Arenado, Lind. Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Gyorko…Sure

  24. costaricanchata says:
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    one more all-star game thought .

    i hope that selig manipulates it into another “tie” game .
    would look nice amongst baseball’s unbreakable records .

    cy young’s 511 wins
    nolan ryan’s 7 no-hitters
    PUD selig’s all-star games’ screw-ups (2) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he already has two… The tie and then making it for World Series home field advantage…

  25. nathan says:
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    someone just offered me ryan braun for my allen craig, what would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a tossup, Braun by a hair

  26. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Add Francisco drop Lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  27. Sky

    Sky says:
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    None of the important news was covered in the comments today…y’all are slacking:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/anna-benson-famed-baseball-wife-arrested-raiding-husband-213858535.html;_ylt=Aia5g.8PS7N3qah9D7gvpv1rPGNH;_ylu=X3oDMTIyOGtuc24xBG1pdANIQ01PTCBvbiBhcnRpY2xlIHJpZ2h0IHJhaWwEcGtnA2lkLTMzOTUyMDAEcG9zAzMEc2VjA2hjbQR2ZXIDNQ–;_ylg=X3oDMTBhYWM1a2sxBGxhbmcDZW4tVVM-;_ylv=3

    There’s one of three things possible with that picture on the right. 1) She’s been an airbrush and makeup covered ugly for years 2) She’s gotten into the Meth-icine cabinet or 3) That’s one of the worst camera angles of her of all time.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Barf

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Joke’s on you, I still masterbated.

        Just like video killed the radio star, HD killed the porn star. Lumpy botox faces and stretch marks on a 70″ flatscreen just doesn’t go over well.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Carnac: thanks for ruining that for me, I won’t be able to touch myself for a couple of hours now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, she looks nasty…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: I was going to post about that after reading it on Twitter last night but I passed out with a cold one in my lap

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’m assuming that was beer and not a dead hooker.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Sky: ….erasing any doubt that they’re nothing but trashy, d!ck loving who ers.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Don’t talk about my mom that way!

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Sky: DON’T CALL HER A WHORE!!

  28. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think “Puigy’s got the conch” was mine.

    Streaming Nolasco today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, that means you got the conch shell now? I’m not streaming him personally, but I would…

  29. Gareth says:
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    Tillman, Chris SP BAL
    Lincecum, Tim SP SF
    Lohse, Kyle SP MIL
    Hudson, Tim SP ATL
    Parker, Jarrod SP OAK
    Kendrick, Kyle SP PHI
    Nolasco, Ricky SP LAD
    Cashner, Andrew RP SD
    Pettitte, Andy SP NYY
    Gonzalez, Miguel SP BAL

    PIck one out of these 10 starters as the Best option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  30. Gareth says:
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    Veras
    Bell
    Gregg
    Street
    Betancourt
    K-Rod / Henderson, when traded.

    Pick the best closer out of this bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  31. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Trade Holliday and Hosmer for Yoenis?

    I already have Goldy and Chris Davis at 1B/Utility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  32. stinky_llama says:
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    freeman or dom brown ROS as UTIL?? and to follow up what kind of draw would u look to get for the odd stud out? thinking of something like freeman/street for moore/jim johnson? or aim higher? im afraid street is gonna be gone at the deadline and moved into a setup role somewhere so lookin to upgrade there, aiming for one of either johnson/perkins/balfour from him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, toss up… It’s fair with Moore, try to aim higher

  33. Jon says:
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    Think Lawrie will be an upgrade over Frazier when he’s activated?

    I have Tulo and Lawrie both coming off the DL soon – I know I’ll drop Lind for Tulo. Would you lose Reddick, Leonys or BJ for Lawrie or wait and see what Lawrie looks like?

    • Jon says:
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      Or I could lose Frazier for Lawrie, but I’d prefer to drop an OF since I have some to spare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly… I’d lose BJ for Lawrie

  34. hankp says:
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    Arenado and Brothers or M.Young and Erasmo? I also have Betancourt and have pretty solid SP depth? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  35. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Erasmo over Peavy?

    Thanks Grey/JB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo… No problem!

  36. Nightpandas says:
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    Puig for Choo in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d go Puig

  37. AJ says:
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    Any of these players along with Gerrit Cole for Ellsbury? Rizzo,Adam Jones, Hunter Pence ,Wil Myers, Carlos Beltran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole and Myers or Cole and Beltran, sure…

  38. Chris says:
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    Hello grey,

    What do you think of this trade:
    Joe Mauer for Willing Rosario and Gerrit Cole?

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mauer, it’s fair…

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.
        In order for the trade to go through, I would drop Kluber or Chacin..
        Will you still do it? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause it’s hilarious…

  39. Kratos says:
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    10 team redraft

    Been offered: E5
    Joey Bats
    Harper
    Freeman
    Holland
    Colon

    For: Goldy
    Ellsbury
    Puig
    Scherzer

    Too much hitter value to pass up? Have Pedoria, Martin and Jennings for speed. Would drop Rasmus and Chris Johnson to make room.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EDIT: Misread it, sure, take it and drop Johnson

  40. Jon says:
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    Do you think BJ Upton is a keeper still? I probably have room to keep 4 OFs – Stanton and Kemp are for sures. Jennings, too, I think. Then I have Leonys, BJ, Gardner, Victorino and Reddick for the last spot. Want your opinion before I drop BJ to activate Lawrie later this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t…

  41. Wilsonian says:
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    Been offered CarGo Lite/Hamels for Hanley. Have Tulo coming back this weekend. Hanley can move to UTIL. He would also offer Myers instead of CGL or Shields instead of Hamels.

    This is a deny, correct?

    8 team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    We do keep 5, 4 of which are for three years and 1 is a franchise player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deny

  42. Jon says:
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    Do you like Reddick or Ethier ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  43. booya says:
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    Would you want JUp or Price ROS? How about for future seasons?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  44. Hondo says:
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    “The RCL Champions League is the greatest collection of IQ since Mensa held their convention at Carhenge, a Stonehenge replica made of cars in Nebraska.”

    Did you know that Mensa is the Latin word for table,and that the original purpose was for smart people to sit around one and solve the worlds problems?(Not that I’m a member or anything,I couldn’t scrape together the $70 to renew this year,because I spent that on buying some internet stranger daiquiris instead) but it turned out that when you get that many smart people together,all they do is argue and can’t get shit done.So it’s no longer a save the world organization,just a bunch of partying people whose collective IQ is actually a negative number,lower than Leyland’s after a evening get together?

    This is a true fact.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A member of Mensa would also know the smart decision is to always buy some internet stranger daiquiris vs. a subscription to a club for word problems…

  45. ashtray says:
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    Just heard Eaton was coming off the DL. Need to drop someone.
    12 team H2H cats 7×7 (includes OBP & Ks/ Ls & QSs)

    C-Martin
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Hill
    3-Wright
    S-Franklin
    O-Braun
    O-Choo
    O-Craig
    U-Stanton
    U-Heyward
    B-Prado
    DL-Eaton

    S-Lee
    S-Harvey
    S-Lynn
    S-Miller
    S-Hefner
    S-Gee
    S-Erasmo
    DL-Beachy

    R-Romo
    R-Johnson
    R-Frieri
    R-Henderson
    R-KRod

    I’m in first place. What guy should I cut to make room for Eaton or should I just cut him considering I have 6 OFs already?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hefner

  46. Eddy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP league.

    Are Leonys Martin or Werth worth dropping for the just-instated Adam Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  47. Spencer says:
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    Who do you like better for tomorrow? League only counts QS,IP,ERA,WHIP,K/9.

    Doubront vs Sea
    Hellickson vs Min

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront

  48. ashtray says:
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    12 team H2H cats 7×7 (includes OBP & Ks/ Ls & QSs)

    What SP should I try to target for Braun?
    I also have Stanton, Heyward, Choo, Craig, Eaton, Prado for OF so could probably be ok giving him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A number one? Start at Kershaw and work down

  49. Jay says:
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    who is the better keeper? Chris Sale or Grienke?

    If you had to move an OF of Mcutchen, Cargo or Adam jones, who do you move?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jay: Whoever gets you the best return

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke, none of these guys for one of those SPs.

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: no of course not. But I own all three. We keep 8. So it’s those three plus fielder cano wright Kershaw and one of the two pitchers or Shelby miller. Was thinking about moving an OFer for a better pitcher keeper. It’s a 14 team league and guys like to keep pitchers. So I would like to get two studs so I can wait longer on pitching and snatch up all the bats these guys pass up.

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: no of course not. But I own all three. We keep 8. So it’s those three plus fielder cano wright Kershaw and one of the two pitchers or Shelby miller. Was thinking about moving an OFer for a better pitcher keeper. It’s a 14 team league and guys like to keep pitchers. So I would like to get two studs so I can wait longer on pitching and snatch up all the bats these guys pass up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  50. Hondo says:
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    Oops,should have read *an evening get together*.

    I guess I won’t be invited back,until I stop falling asleep in this friggin’ chair every afternoon,and only wake up when instinct wakes me up to feed Pops.

    There once were two skunks; one named ‘In” and one named ‘Out.” When Out was in, In was out, and when Out was out, In was in. One day, Out was in and In was out, and Mother skunk said ‘Out, I want you to go out and bring In in.” Out quickly went outside and almost immediately returned with In. Mother skunk was AMAZED and gasped “How did you DO that so quickly?”
    “Easy,” said Out. “In stinked.”

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:

      Even half asleep with bad glasses,I still caught the “word problems” thing.Not that I don’t stink.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Nicely plagiarized from a googled version of a childhood joke

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The best!

  51. hankp says:
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    Rank these guys in a 14 team 5×5 ROS : G.Jones, Eaton, J.Fancisco
    and this group : Erasmo, Kennedy, Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Juan… Erasmo, Kluber

  52. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    rollins or franklin for today? Also, Aybar just dropped. Aybar or Rollins for ROS. 10 Team h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  53. bossmanjunior says:
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    Stanton v. Teheran or Arenado @ Stults today?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  54. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Batty Call–J. Castro @ Waino or Phegley @ Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Castro… What does the Hitter=Tron say?

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: Hates them both. But Lucroy’s off today and I’m behind in catcher starts, so figured I’d go for some counting stats. This post is going to be Exhibit A in my intervention.

  55. Greyismyhero says:
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    Im working out a trade to get J. Zimmerman, He wants either Cole or Turner…Which one should I get rid of?? non-keeper….Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  56. Jay says:
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    who do you like better as a keeper? Edwin or Longo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  57. Fenway Fungus says:
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    With Braun in the lineup tonight, do you wheel out Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t be worried about Braun

  58. LT

    LT says:
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    i offer full service at my bachelorete parties. male of female.

    side note- I think Gerrit Cole gets lit today. your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree on Cole… I’ll put the Cougar in touch with you, literally and figuratively…

  59. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    another solid but short podcast, Why does Nick get the Rodney Dangerfield treatment, guy sounds he could break some limbs without breaking a sweat. The razzball champion guy sounds like he’s teetering the puberty line……oh and BJ Upton can go f**k himself

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nick’s a big boy, I’ve met him, I wouldn’t mess with him… But his voice is so damn sultry!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Iron Shiek says Nick is real deal, no pity for champions league…ptooey on the rest, Nick #1

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ironically, Nick wears hooked boots…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Iron Sheik knows his people

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nick’s known as the Iron Voice in his home country…

  60. Aero says:
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    Just saw a blurb about Pineda. Looks like a strong possibility the Yanks optioned him to AAA because if he’s down there 20 more days, they get an additional year of contractual control over him. Speculation is he is likely called up in about a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

  61. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Should I trade Braun for Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  62. SteveNZ says:
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    Am I batshit crazy to start the Robot ahead of J-Up today? Hoping the Robot might feast on Straily while Upton faces a RHP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sheesh, an RBI double for J-Up. I’ll be pissed-off big-style if the A’s-Pirates doesn’t get under way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… Hopefully it works out…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Well, I suppose it’s good that J-Up is doing something *grits teeth*. And the other game is under way…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Turns out it was.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, looks that way

  63. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Eaton leading off tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Booya!

      • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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        @Grey:

        Is eaton worth adding? Dropping

        Eric Young, Markakis, Mclouth, Erasmo,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Young

  64. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Starting Cingrani with Braun back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think Braun is a reason to bench Cingrani

  65. mauledbypandas says:
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    Good podcast,

    especially loved Rudy thinking Nick would know Belle and Sebastian. Keep Austin weird Rudy, keep it batshit Congress bridge weird.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice…

  66. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    MLB to announce suspensions post All Star Break of Braun, Arod, other players in Biogenesis. How long could the appeals draw out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A month-plus…

  67. ferris says:
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    what do you think of eaton ROS?

    eaton > erasmo > cingrani ROS? (I know it’s apples and tangerines)

    any guess on how long the appeals process will delay the biogenesis suspensions which are coming right after the all-star game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Erasmo… A month or so…

  68. mobofmidgets says:
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    Medlen or Garza RoS?

    also is Medlen+Cueto for Lincecum+Masterson a good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen… That trade’s fine for Ks…

  69. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey…working on trades again.

    I have a guy who’s interested in Pedro Alvrarez. I told him I’d be willing to do Pedro + a SP (other than Schezer, Greinke, Miller and Bailey are my next 3) for Adam Wainright. That’s a slam dunk deal for me, right? He said he’s going to consider it.

    Second possible deal is Greinke, Miller + a bat (hasn’t been discussed yet, I’d like to make it Braun) for Garza + Beltran or Ellsbury. He just asked me if I’d do Garza + Harper which I assume is also a good deal since he’s healthy now.

    Thoughts? Do you have a preference between the two deals? I have 5 closers so I guess I could throw 1 in as a sweetener on either deal.

    Team had been in first most of the season until last week, now in 2nd with a 11.5 game gap on 3rd. Here’s my full roster for reference…

    1b-Goldy
    2b-Phillips
    3b-Longo
    SS-Zobrist
    OF-Upton
    OF- Jennings
    OF- Brown
    Util- Dunn
    Bn- Alvarez
    Bn-Martin
    DL- Braun (still listed as DL on yahoo and I set my lineup for the next few days so I should be able to leave him there through Friday)

    SP- Scherzer, Greinke, Miller, Bailey, Nolasco, Parker
    RP- Nathan, Cischek, Nathan, Romo, Mujica
    DL-Peavy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a slam dunk if the pitcher is Miller or below… 2. Sure, Harper Preference is on the 2nd deal

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok cool.

        On the second deal, which bat would you offer? I know you’re in favor of dealing Braun, but would Miller, Greinke + Braun for Harper + Garza be too much? Would you try and throw him Dunn or Alvarez first?

        On the first deal, would you do Greinke + Alvrazez for Wainwright? Or are you valuing Greinke significantly above Miller? I’d def prefer to deal Miller just because he def won’t be around for the playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s too much… Yes, Alvarez or Dunn… I’d take Wainwright

  70. letsgobravos says:
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    On that first trade, it should read “other than scherzer. Greinke, Miller Bailey are my next 3″ The comma there made it confusing.

    Follow up. The second guy says he would consider Beltran or Harper. Who would be your preference between those two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, yup

  71. SteveNZ says:
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    What did Rudy say about Kennedy? (I’m streaming him today) Or did I miss it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did it get edited out? Did he not say anything on him? I don’t like him…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Only that he thinks he’s about to go on a hot streak. I was expecting more…

        Oh, and while I have you, what’s Rudy doing with Braun? He owns him in the RCL I think…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re texting about it now… He thinks the suspensions won’t come until the offseason…

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Did Rudy see this:

            According to ESPN’s T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish, Major League Baseball is “expected to suspend [Ryan] Braun and [Alex] Rodriguez, along with as many as 20 players sometime after next week’s All-Star break.”
            MLB investigators began digging into the Biogenesis records last month with the cooperation of the clinic’s founder, Anthony Bosch, and are ready to announce suspensions now that cases have been built against the players who are suspected of purchasing PEDs from Bosch and his associates. Those sentences will of course be appealed, and the process of reviewing those appeals could take a while. Braun refused to answer some questions during MLB’s investigation and could face a 100-game suspension. A-Rod might also get 100 games. This is happening.
            Source: ESPN Jul 9 – 5:39 PM

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m sure, why?

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: It’s “breaking news” apparently. Wasn’t sure if MLB’s push to enforce the suspensions would change either of your opinions on the timeframe.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Appeals would take at least a month and I’ve been saying to trade Braun for months so nothing changes for me…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Wish I had. Starting to feel a bit sick now…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, damn

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: You’d take Hanley for him?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Braun? Yeah…

            • yeah, as the owner of Braun and Nellie Cruz in RCL, I’m in fear.

    • yeah, that one didn’t work out….thought he was primed for a streak…my boy Blanton didn’t fare too well either against the Cubs.

  72. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I just offered Nick a trade last week that was ignored for two days before it expired. He’s like the host that cried wolf. No more offers for you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  73. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Oh, and I suppose it’s not for the faint of heart, but I have Archer going in several leagues tonight. If he walks more than three, I’m going into rant mode…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh boy

  74. EG says:
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    Rendon, Weeks or Uggla ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weeks

  75. Oppo Taco says:
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    hey grey, asked you about this trade yesterday and you said pull the trigger but I thought of an alternative offer that may benefit me. Im in a 12 team keeper in which we keep 7 players. I was offered Kimbrel for Phillips last night. We only have two slots for RP and I have street and holland. Street has been killing me and my worst cat is saves (K’s also need a boost) The owner Im trading with is weak at 2b and 3b. I was thinking of countering with Ryan Zimmerman instead of phillips. thoughts? thanks
    C – Mauer
    1b – Goldy
    2b – Phillips
    3b – Zim
    SS – A Cabrera
    OF – Cutch
    OF – J Up
    OF – Joey Bats
    Util – Rendon
    Util – BJ Upton
    Bench – Profar, Arenado, De Aza, Leonys Martin
    SP – MadBum, Shields, Harvey, Zimm, Erasmo, Wheeler,
    RP – Street, Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Phillips first

  76. Mike says:
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    Rendon or Dozier ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  77. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Rendon to pick up Gyorko??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  78. dk says:
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    Give me a preview of your second half rankings: is Holliday a top 25 hitter? Bautista top 15?

    Also, what level pitcher should I look for in return for Ike Davis or Brett Lawrie?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have hitters and pitchers listed separately… You can get a pitcher for Ike Davis? Lawrie?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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      @dk: You can get Mike Hampton for Ike Davis.

  79. SamYo says:
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    Cano for Bruce + Verlander? Which side would you prefer in a vacuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

  80. B.o.B says:
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    What’s your thoughts on Eaton? Worth an add in 10 team OBP leagues? Would you drop Victorino, Leonys Martin or Crawford for him?

  81. Carnac says:
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    My offense is so bad… I spent another 6 hrs today hitting refresh on the fantasy news sites hoping to see a Beltran/Craig injury so I could grab Matt Adams.

    • Carnac says:
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      My offense is so bad I’ve been eagerly looking for updates on Mat Gamel’s progress.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

    • Carnac says:
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      My offense is so bad I’ve found myself asking, “Whatever happened to Aaron Rowand?”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s knocking down walls for a construction company… Using his face…

        • Carnac says:
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          @Grey: …and on Sundays he plays softball w/ Eric Byrnes. Both play in BEASTMODE.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Leave it all out there!

    • Carnac says:
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      My offense is so bad I’m considering picking up Carlos Quentin.

      • Carnac says:
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        My offense is so bad I’m considering picking up Carlos Quentin during a homestand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Carnac: My offense is so bad I just picked up Luke Scott. And no, “bizarre facial hair” is not a category in any of my leagues.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Big Magoo: I need power so badly I would’ve picked up Luke Scott if he had OF eligibility, but he doesn’t so I grabbed Ichiro.

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @Carnac: I hear ya. I’ve grabbed Robot Jones and LoMo for their duel eligibility in a couple of leagues, Ross, Francisco, and a couple of other guys in recent weeks. Cheap pop on the wire is cheap for a reason. It seems like these guys go hitless for three games before hitting a solo jack then cooling down again.

  82. Andrew says:
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    Hanley/Adam Dunn/Nick Swisher/Ryan Dempster vs. Adrian Beltre/Elvis Andrus/Lance Lynn/Sergio Romo

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  83. stonepie says:
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    matt holliday a good buy low? cant see him hitting .260 all year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re trading for him

  84. costaricanchata says:
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    what the hey !
    the mariners’ line-up has been posted for hours ,
    and yet you can’t even announce whether ellsbury is playing tonight ?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:
      just in .
      he’s not .

  85. SteveNZ says:
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    Ugh. Lot of games in delay…

  86. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Desperate for steals and have Cain, Price, Miller, Minor, JoFer, Locke, and erasmo in my rotation. Should I take my Shelby for Bourne?

    • JTR says:
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      @Grey: And by “take” I mean trade my Shelby for his Bourne

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bourn

  87. AJ says:
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    Awww crap now Eaton has been activated right after Braun..which is coo but have to drop another!! Damm Decisions Decisons…..sooner than I expected :/

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: thinking I may need to drop EYJ or a Pitcher like Cole or Erasmo current Pitchers
      P Stephen Strasburg,
      P Craig Kimbrel
      P Rafael Soriano
      P Bobby Parnell
      P Francisco Liriano
      P Gerrit Cole
      P Matt Garza
      P Matt Moore
      P Anibal Sanchez
      Erasmo Ramirez
      Matt Latos
      Or hold and see if Braun gets Suspended after ASG which seems to be the chatter going on again….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Young

  88. Luke says:
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    Hi Grey. Should I drop Medlen or Santiago to activate Fowler from DL. Keeper league. Wins aren’t counted. Only QS. In fact, out of these SP which should I drop:

    Hamels
    Cain
    Ryu
    Gio
    Grienke
    Medlen
    Santiago (Hector)

    Hitters:
    Lucroy
    Votto
    Altuve
    Segura
    Miggie
    Justin upton
    Cruz
    Gordon
    Freeman
    Fowler

    Bench:
    Matt Carpenter
    R. Doumit
    Carl Crawford
    J Francisco

    All roto league.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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      WFranicsco or Doumit@Luke: Why drop your 4th/5th starter when you can drop a 5th bench bat? Lose Francisco or Doumit.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Luke: And who do you put him in for?

          • Luke says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole: lucroy on his off days. Free RBI, HR, and Runs. My team avg is well ahead of the rest. It’s all Roto with a 1400 inning limit.

            I’m obviously not doing too well in pitching, but I only need 5 starters. I think I’ll drop Francisco or medlen. I don’t like how he’s pitched his last several outings. I just don’t know. Thanks for the advice!

  89. Steve says:
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    Tomorrow, start Wheeler vs SF or Skaggs vs LAD or neither??
    Also do you think JJ Hardy comes close to duplicating his first half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither in some leagues… Nope on Hardy

  90. SteveNZ says:
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    What the effing eff? Not only does my opponent have Posey, he’s started the day (night?) 4/5.

    Dude is in 11th. His team needs to start playing like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  91. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Did LoMo just try to steal third? You could time him with a sundial…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  92. Steve says:
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    Castro or Hardy ROS?

    • Steve says:
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      Also Hardy or Rollins ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rollins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  93. Mike says:
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    Sorry initially I went to the wrong post
    Help?
    I need to drop 2 guys to activate Tulo and Gyorko off the DL who of these guys gets the axe?

    Here is my lineup
    C/1B Napoli
    1B Goldschmidt (Hell no)
    2B /SS Jed Lowrie
    3B/2B Kyle Seager
    SS Nick Franklin
    OF Chris Davis (Hell no)
    OF Mike Trout (Hell no)
    OF Leonys Martin
    Util Eric Hosmer
    Util Adam Eaton
    BN Cespedes
    BN 2B Brandon Phillips
    DL SS Tulowitzki
    DL 2B/3B Gyorko

    SP King Felix
    SP Darvish
    SP Scherzer
    SP Iwakuma
    SP Shelby Miller
    BN Hyun Jin Ryu
    Closers
    RP Chapman keeper
    RP Nathan
    P Glen Perkins
    P Jansen
    Who do I drop??????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton and Gyorko

  94. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i thought the whole idea was to maximize Obp early in a lineup? Beckham, with the best OB on the whole team (368) and tied for the best slug on team (431, even without homers, pretty good really) is batting 8th again. WTF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was moved up the last few days, but yeah

  95. Jason says:
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    Soriano or eaton. Just picked up sori because sadly my offense is so bad I picked up soriano for power. But eaton intrigues me. “Eaton ain’t cheatin”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Eaton

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: spraining jacked another tonight though. I streamed fee tonight so maybe after the start I pick up eaton.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

        • Jason says:
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          @Jason: damn soriano with another jack.

  96. Teblow! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    I would like to know if you think Archer is worth an add. My SPs are as follows:

    MadBum, Minor, Ryu, Medlen, S. Miller, Samardjiza, Milone, and Erasmo. They started off great but have tailed off the past 2 weeks. Anyway, I am pretty greedy when it comes to SPs, so I would figure out a way to make some room if you thought Archer was an add.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop…

      • Teblow! says:
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        @Grey: What I meant to say is I would find an offensive player to drop? My apologies for being unclear.

        Thanks again Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s worth an add then for his next start at least…

  97. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m trying to swap Chris Davis for another bat. I already tried a 1 for 1 for Goldy which was turned down. Are there any other bats that you would be happy with in a 1 for 1 deal for him?

    My current bats: McCann, Fielder, Utley, Longo, Hanley, Jones, Davis, Marte, Jennings, Alvarez, Crawford, Tulo – DL

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

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Wilsonian: In an OPS league, keep him unless you can get Miggy, Trout, Cargo, Votto, or Cano. Maybe Longo. That’s about it. BA will come down some, but he’ll always hit for power and he takes a good amount of walks too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A top 10 bat…

  98. SteveNZ says:
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    F****** LoMo – now he starts doing it.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      weren’t you just rooting for him yesterday ?
      man , it’s getting so i don’t know who you’re rooting for anymore .
      you’re flopping around like a mexican jumping bean .
      maybe you should move to the states and become a politician .
      (i’d vote for you …. today and tomorrow) .

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @costaricanchata: He was just a streamer. Dropped him for Robot who has better matchups coming up (and is better, anyway). Frustration increased by my opponent being off to a 7/12 start tonight.

        More hits already than my entire lineup will probably get.

  99. Jason says:
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    I once asked this same question a while back. but this was before your BUY on Kipnis was out and I think you said no to this trade.

    Been offered Ryan Zimmerman for Kipnis.
    My current 3B is Juan Fran
    and my backup 2B is Rendon.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Zimmerman, it’s fair

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the advise Grey.

        I meant SELL on Kipnis in case I confused anyone. See last Friday’s buy sell column.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I got it… No worries…

  100. Hondo says:
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    Just when Justin starts to shows signs of life,Eaton gets the surprise early reactivation.

    No real point,I just wanted to say just when Justin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  101. should I drop prado or sugar cain for erasmo?! keeper league. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

      • @Grey: thanks. when do you think he might start panning out? frustrating

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He could still get hot and turn his season around, but right now he hasn’t put together anything longer than a few weeks in his career…

              • @Grey: I just feel like bad things would happen if I turn my back on him.. like he’d become gotham’s reckoning or something

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, I hear ya

  102. goodfold2 says:
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    upton has 4 doubles in last 2 days. I’m playing against Beltre in both leagues, so need every base i can get. In the other league butler/beltre are outhomering my entire team 5-1. 3-0 in homers in the 16 team. Good trade to get Beltre. Damn Aramis is nowhere near him now, even though they were close in pretty much everything last 3 years or so, it’s why i drafted aramis (he was like the 3 round later slightly worse version of beltre. Not slight anymore)

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @goodfold2:

      beltre is taking you out behind the woodshed tonight .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: and last night. remember this is the 10 day week in yahoo h2h’s. i’m playing him in both leagues.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: oh yeah, i have choo in both, so it’s really showing off that grey trade.

  103. costaricanchata says:
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    was listening to a “nother” podcast yesterday .
    host asked the guest if he thought omar visquel would make the hof .
    the expert responded “… i would think so . ozzie smith made it .”

    and that’s precisely what’s wrong with the whole hof discussion .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In the middle of the season and they’re talking about Vizquel’s HOF chances? We’re they prepping their discussion for December?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        hehe .
        i’ll listen to anything ,
        so long as it’s baseball related .

  104. goodfold2 says:
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    in the 10 teamer, opp already has 14 rbi’s. I won’t be in 1st after this week.

  105. goodfold2 says:
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    wha happened! to Fielder; is he just getting unlucky or is he injured somehow? His average/slugging is as bad as it’s ever been.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not injured…

  106. Pope says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve got Ike at 1B/3B slot, and Daniel Murphy on my bench/UTIL with Altuve at 2B. Should I try to get Gyorko for Murphy with his 3B eligibility? 12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, get Gyorko

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Roger, thanks

  107. costaricanchata says:
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    despite his current slump ,
    am worried about the negative effects on chris davis’ participation in the home run derby .

    cespedes , on the other hand , might reap positive benefits .
    at least , that’s what i’m hoping .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wake him up?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        that’s the theory .
        group hug ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, with his fellow All-Stars…

  108. Bay of Puigs says:
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    Is Josh Hamilton worth taking a flyer on yet? I would have to drop Aoki or Bourn to do so. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Aoki

  109. letsgobravos says:
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    Good news grey, other team has agreed to Greinke + Miller + Alvrarez for Harper + Garza. Thanks for your assistance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  110. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Logan Forsythe or Mark Ellis?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: ugly decision to have to make, but forsythe’s job is going away soon when gyorko comes back, ellis at least plays most of the time.

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @goodfold2: It’s an NL only league, Neil Walker just went on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  111. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Lind and Kendry’s, WTF do I do, dead weight or stashable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind is dead weight… Kendrys hasn’t been miserable

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: The practice of hot schmotatos hunting is to catch and release, not catch and hold. You start grasping concepts like these, and you may climb your way out of 11th place in our RCL, Jackson. As it stands now you are just a blip above the guy who abandoned his team the first week of April…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Kid A:

        funny stuff .
        but an accurate concept .

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Kid A: before re-injuring, Lind was looking like more than a hot schomatoe, Kendry hasn’t been one yet and is really just a pipe dream at best, my hope is he gets traded to a better place, yeah, I get how a hot schomato works, you should know better than that

        • Kid A says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Of course you do. Been away for awhile. Was just saying hi.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Kid A: it’s good to see your charm is still intact after yosemite or wherever you were. I want to hold on to Lind but kendry has to go, Eaton came off the DL a little too early, screwing everything up

            • Kid A says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: I’m on an island off Canada for a bit with surprisingly fast internet. Lots of deer and expensive beer. We gonna do a deal for A-Gon or what? You need saves and I need relief from our soporific band of boring brothers.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Kid A: Lind’s recent back injury hurts that, if it’s good I’ll go for it, but what do you got, what about Markakis, looks like your OF is having issues

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kendrys has been hot recently… Hasn’t been terrible overall really, either…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: borestipating

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I hear ya on that…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I just looked at his numbers and he had a great May, a .235 June and back to .250 in July, good thing are the 3 HR’s in June, bad part, it happened in 2 games. He is projecting a better counting stats month in July than May, but the BA has .270-.280 all over it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, he’s not going to be remarkable at any point, but he’s a corner man or UTIL in 12 team leagues…

  112. SteveNZ says:
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    1/13 FFS. All the guys I dropped or benched are hitting, their replacements are not.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: 1/16

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Oh no. Bases loaded for a benched J-up…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: 3/21

  113. Frank White says:
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    Hey buddy… For streaming, Do you like Miley in the matchup on Thursday against Gallardo MIL?? Miley’s favored. Or skip it cause I have more other chances to use this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skip it

      • Frank White says:
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        either that or sunday, Slowey MIA vs Jordan WAS.. Slowey is also favored.. Even if u don’t like them both. If u had to, Who would you choose?? Please I got more during the week but I have to use my last add player on either of them cause those are the two best options I got.. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miley then if I had to

  114. letsgobravos says:
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    J Up finally hits a homer…of course he’s sitting on my bench again today. But good to see his bat is finally coming back to life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: you benched him the day after he hit 2 doubles

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @goodfold2: Yeah, my other guys have been really hot so I didn’t start him. Hindsight etc. I’ll find a spot for him tomorrow.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @letsgobravos: nice to have at least 3 other OF’ers that had better than 2 doubles on monday.

  115. Shorty says:
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    Thoughts on Blanks ROS? I was eager to pick him up in my mid-year draft, but not if he’s still looking at regular playing time, plus he seems to have slowed down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the kind of hitter that is all or nothing… Right now, it’s nothing…

      • Shorty says:
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        @Grey: Who do you think will be the biggest producers (roughly in order) for the rest of the year? Blanks, Ibanez, McLouth, Francisco, David Murphy, Ozuna, Hafner, Schierholz, Parra. My bias is power, but not at all costs.

        • Shorty says:
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          @Shorty: Adding Rendon to that list…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None of these guys… Ibanez, McLouth…

  116. Screech says:
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    Can you please rank the following SPs for ROS? Liriano, Lackey, Colon, Leake, Wood, Nolasco, Hefner, Kluber, Quintana, Santiago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey, Liriano, Kluber, Nolasco

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    Bastardo coming on just to get LaRoche, or to close it? I need the Hold damnit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Holland!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yes, Holland.

        Have all my closers benched in H2H though – opponent doesn’t own any and I got Holland’s save yesterday. Have him in the RCL and the Hippo keeper though…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice

  118. Arbit says:
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    My team is as follows (12 Team, redraft)

    C Napoli
    1B Rizzo
    SS Aybar
    2B Hill
    3B Longo
    OF Trout, C. Gonzalez, J. Upton
    RP Grilli, Mujica, Reed
    SP Darvish, Bumgarder, Scherzer, Bailey, Parker
    Bench: Laroche, Reddick, M. Montero, Scutaro, Myers, Howard (DL)
    DL: Morse, Gyorko, (2 spots)

    Waiver wire options: Moreland, Erasmo, Kluber , Beachy

    1. Would you advise dropping Howard at this point, considering the rest of my team?
    2. How would you rank Myers, Reddick, Morse ROS?
    3. Drop Scutaro for Gyorko?
    Any other ideas on moves- I like to have a streamer spot.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Reddick, Myers 3. Yes… Lose Morse and Scutaro and there’s your streaming spots

  119. Cole says:
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    So I thought I was growing as a person by not whipping out my Wood tonight. Turns out I just passed up an opportunity to eff a number of Angels. Sonofabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  120. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Viciedo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  121. Red Barons says:
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    Should I drop any of these pitchers for Erasmo? Also Cobb is available, should I grab him instead?
    H.Bailey, Hisashi, K.Kendrick, Griffin, Garza, Burnett, Greinke, Ogando (DL).

    Offense that might be worth a drop instead: Alexei Ramirez (I have Rollins and he usually heats up for the second half, and Franklin as backup 2B+SS) and Victorino who is on and off of the pine. The issue is that other than Revere, the above two are my only main sources of SBs.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo for Griffin is fine…

  122. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, at least I don’t have to worry about Posey today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  123. Jason says:
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    Soriano? You think he keeps producing in the second half? Could this be a renaissance? (Is that the word I’m looking for?)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jason: go with something that doesn’t insult well known artists and genuises, try something more zombie or monster-like, such as reanimated, or resurrected

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very doubtful…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Jason: FWIW, he was really good in the 2nd half last year so its not like its totally out of nowhere. With that being said, I don’t own own him anywhere but I might grab him if he keeps rolling.

  124. jason batteiger says:
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    you know your team is in trouble when willy freakin’ peralta throws a complete game 3 hitter vs you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  125. Wake Up says:
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    …someone mentioned Vijay Singh…so I went to listen…turns out it’s just golf…was expecting some kinda acrobatic exhibitionist…disappointed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Our bad!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: We’d still like to see a Vajay sing one of these days!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe I can just singh his name?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: You should teach a vajayjay to sing “can’t find a bettamannnnnnnnnnnnn!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That would be magical!

  126. goodfold2 says:
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    that really should only be 1 earned run for gee in the second. that’s rough.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: they ruled it as if zito’s bunt would have always scored belt from third. Only way it makes any sense.

  127. Vince says:
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    Hey Grey! 12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non Keeper

    C: Lucroy
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Zobrist
    SS: Asdrubal
    3B: Longoria
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Jones
    OF: Heyward
    Util: Cespedes
    Bench: Fowler
    Bench: BJ Upton

    SP: Lee, Wainwright, Scherzer, Moore, Garza, Teheran, Cingrani, Dempster & Porcello (this one is my streaming spot)
    RP: Jansen, Bell

    So another guy in my league needs an OF badly. I really like my SP staff, but given my also deep outfield, would you give Cespedes or Heyward (which one would you rather give?) for one of Shelby Miller, Jered Weaver, Iwakuma or Burnett (in which order would you rather get them ?) ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  128. smegma says:
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    Ike Davis or Eaton ROS? Having UT spot issues with Aramis/Crisp/Fowler being as durable as glass. Picked up Ike, but I see he’s sitting again tonight.

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: FYI 12team h2h points league that favors power (6 pts per HR vs. 2 pts per SB).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  129. Carnac says:
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    MLB At Bat and Yahoo both have those 2 runs as earned for Gee. Anyone else seeing a different scoring? I thought they both scored on errors, but maybe I’m wrong. Especially the 2nd run: fielders choice to home, terrible throw, runner scores.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Carnac: the first should be earned, as without the error it’s still guys on 3rd and 2nd, with one out. so the groundout still would’ve scored the guy. but the 2nd is completely BS as the only it makes sense is if the zito sacrifice has to GUARANTEED score belt from third? That doesn’t sound right.

      • Carnac says:
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        @goodfold2: Thanks…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Carnac: we got a chance now, loaded up 1 out

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    Kennedy about to ruin my day in the RCL…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Of course I COULD have streamed Nolasco, but the DBacks have hit him pretty hard in the past…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: What a terrible f****** outing.

  131. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    2nd day in a row in the 10 team league (where i started the week in first, not for long) now am getting beat in homers 7-1, opp scores 10 rbi’s in both of last 2 days. Napoli/Pedroia just did it like Beltre last 2 days.

  132. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    iwakuma getting ripped up bad, it’s supposed to be hard to hit that many homers and/or doubles at SEA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  133. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    What do you think of Jeter, i stashed him thinking they are gonna sprinkle that magic yankee dust on him, made from the ashes of George S, and he has an awesome first month only to fade out like the rest of the Zombinos, BTW, I hate using the term Zombino. I need to make my own cause IDGAF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…I don’t think much of him… He’s a 5 homer, 8 steal guy in a half of a season…. Maybe he’ll get hot and hit for a good average, but I doubt it

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: but like last year, maybe he will 4 of them in the first month *crosses fingers and lights a candle*

        We should have a razzball contest where readers submit there FBB shrines with a chance to win a free t-shirt, second place is nick does your voicemail, third place gets publicly ridiculed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like that idea… Can I enter my Giancarlo photos taken from across his street with my telephoto lens shrine?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Yes, but we will have to make your prize something real special, and no it won’t be a restraining order

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  134. Josh says:
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    Hey guys, OPS league, I’m stuck with middle infielders in my UT slot since I cut Lind for Erasmo. Thinking of swapping my Pedroia + Garza for his Fielder. My other middle infielders are Franklin, Aybar and Starlin Castro. Fielder hasn’t had a great season thus far, so I’m a little hesitant, but wanted some opinions here. With the open roster spot I would probably add Kluber or stream for a while. Otherwise I may cut someone and try Smoak at UT for a while. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Fielder

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey: Just because you expect a better second half from him? Or injury concerns from Pedroia? Pedroia has had a better average, OPS, more runs and steals, and Fielders Ks are up a bit. I was worried I was giving up too much here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pedroia has more average, runs and steals? He’s gonna have those things over Fielder… Don’t trade for Fielder if those are the stats you need… Pedroia’s better for those…

  135. TKilla says:
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    My trade was countered with his Cliff Lee, Adam Jones and Trumbo for my Greinke, Longoria and McCutchen

    Which side would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

  136. pooonhunter says:
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    Hello Gents,

    Need a trade opinion… my Mig Cabrera, A.Rios, Iwakuma ,J.Heyward for Trout,Machado, Scherzer, F.Hernandez

    I need SP help, but am giving up some pop….Is it crazy to trade Mig Cab ever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for you

  137. Jason Katnip says:
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    I hate the fact that all of these good players now have been under my nose earlier in the year:
    Donaldson
    Segura
    Garza
    Cingrani
    Benoit
    Alvarez

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      And by under my nose I mean I owned them. Lesson learned; baseball’s long, hold when in doubt.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Jason Katnip: cingrani and benoit i had too, but had good reasons to drop them (benoit lost job, valverde was very good for a while, needed other RP’s to chase saves, cingrani lost his job the first time, and had 2 fairly bad starts just before demotion). I’m assuming you traded Segura though, as he wasn’t really ever cold enough just to throw away… right? The others
        Alvarez -completely understandable to have dropped him a long time ago
        Garza – guessing you ran out of DL room? understandable
        Donaldson – i don’t know anybody who still believes this guy makes any sense. And he probably was just filling in for someone injured (aramis? the first time maybe)

        • Jason Katnip says:
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          @jason batteiger:

          I dropped Segura before he even played a game really. He may have played one game and went 2/4 on my bench. I didn’t realize he was latin/black, I thought he was some white scrub SS and dropped him for like Marco Scutaro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  138. Chris says:
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    nova vs kc or doubront atseattle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront

  139. SteveNZ says:
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    Braun + Phillips too much for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Man, I’m having real trouble getting my head around the idea that I should trade him.

        Stevabermetrical fear that he’ll somehow get through this and have a monster second half on someone else’s team…

        • AJ says:
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          @SteveNZ: yup same here..Braun looked pretty motivated and he was making solid contact today….almost hit one out to right field ..just came up a little short…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… Cards are stacked pretty poorly against him right now…

  140. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on, Goldy. That’s lame. I need more!

  141. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Have you caught Ray Donovan yet, it’s freakin awesome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, probably watch it this weekend… It’s on the queue…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: you got both episodes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup… On Demand…

  142. goodfold2 says:
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    that’s the 3rd out of 6 innings where gee’s put the first 2 guys on, 10 total guys on today, all walks (3) and singles.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 4 out of 7 innings now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hasn’t looked great

  143. jason batteiger says:
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    hope they don’t start benching lemehieu due to BABIP, he’s currently 0-13 on his last 13 balls in play. It’s not like he K’s much, only 3 in last 16 at bats. He’s my only 3rd baseman until either gyorko or aramis comes back. It’s not like rutledge should steal that job.

  144. MB says:
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    In dynasty trying to win now, okay to drop Yovani Gallardo for Felix Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on, Panda. My team hasn’t hit a home run for almost a week.

  146. Hondo says:
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    I was thinking about making a Puig,Choo offer for my homie Chris Davis,but he isn’t looking so good lately.

    Can Puig keep this up?

    Also letting the homie thing make met think about the apparently now unhurt Harper.
    Is this a huge mistake or do you think Davis is just in a short term slump?

    It would leave me with Davis/Harper ,Bruce,JUP ,Eaton and Matt Carpenter for my 3 OF,1 util spots.

    Also have Morse on the DL.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:
      And Choo just sucks vs LHP.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Hondo: sure does, but if look at the data, he didn’t used to be like 3 years ago and before. It’s weird.

        • Hondo says:
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          @goodfold2:

          Davis is at the “magical” 27 YO stage,has a great park and lineup around him.The recent slump is what concerns me.

          I just dunno if Puig can keep this up,and Kemp/Crawford can’t suck/be injured forever.
          Or can they?(Scratches head an is ready to run out to the 24 hour drug store for dandruff shampoo)

          Davis will start every day and I want to bench Choo against LHP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Davis, Choo is miserable vs. lefties like you said… No, Puig can’t keep this up, but he can be solid…

  147. Carnac says:
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    Mets announcers: “While Dillon Gee was definitely hurt by his defense, he was very hittable and didn’t have much control tonight. Labored through 6 innings with over 90 pitches. But, in honor of Dusty Baker bobble head night here at AT&T Park, here comes Gee to pitch the 7th…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  148. goodfold2 says:
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    koji’s in to attempt my first save of the week. Both leagues, Rivera/perkins/the 2 jans(s)ens/kaiser/koji/putz had no attempts till now.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @goodfold2: finally a day where raul ibanez (wonder if he’s related to the guitar company owner?) does almost nothing. He got a run.

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