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I sat out this podcast.  Now, now, don’t boo like Justin Bieber just won an award.  It should be about the craft that we’re making, and… this is not a gimmick, this is not a gimmick.  This is about our Player Pages.  What I like most about the Player Pages is that they give me another reason to not go to ESPN.  The second reason is they are designed strictly for fantasy baseball.  I love what Fangraphs offers, but it’s for a baseball perspective.  Sometimes you can’t see the fantasy forest because of all of the baseball trees.  I want to know how a player did most recently — their ten game and thirty game log.  I want to know their position rank, according to preseason and season to date, and not just for ESPN or Yahoo, but both.  Not just for 10 team, 12 team or AL or NL-Only leagues, but all of them.  I want to know how well someone is vs. righties and lefties.  I want to what their next week looks like and what pitchers they are gonna face.  I want to know how well they will do vs. how well they just did.  I want to know the future, basically.  That is all there.  While it has its place, it doesn’t matter for fantasy how well, say, Juan Francisco did in Colorado in April when we get to June.  If it’s more than 30 days away, who cares for fantasy?  I want to know how well he’s going to do tomorrow or this weekend, or what he’s done for the last week.  I want to know if I own Kyle Seager in my 14-team ESPN league where is he a positive (runs) and where is he a negative (steals).  While it’s interesting that Seager had 174 ground balls in 2012, this doesn’t do anything for me without calculations.  Those calculations have been done.  If you’re curious how many homers Hank Greenberg hit in 1938 (58), cool, but these Player Pages won’t help you.  If you want to know the exact predicted line of John Gast for his next start, these Player Pages will help you.  Also, on today’s podcast, Smokey joins up to discuss bullpens in flux and late night munchies.  Nick tries to convince Smokey that Skittles should have their own line of sodas and I think that’s the most brilliant thing Nick has ever said.  Agreed, Nick, I want to drink the rainbow!  JB joins Nick to discuss his posts for the Play with Rudy from Razzball over at DraftKings and how the new tools give you an unfair advantage when playing against the masses.  Then Rudy and the Hitter-Tron and Player Pages.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast (now with Rudy dropping knowledge on your head):

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  1. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    My Sal Perez and Samardzija for his Posey and Ryu. I do this deal all day and twice on Sunday, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  2. crock says:
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    Crazy to consider trading choo/rutledge for castro/melky? Rutledge riding the pine so much has me worried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy…

      • crock says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you do it? Rutledge is my ss and nothing really on the wire (its a 14 team league). I would still have holiday, adam jones and bruce for outfield.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure…

  3. Mike says:
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    Hi,

    Prado or De Aza for RoS?

    Also, time to give up on Espinosa if a fair to decent 2 B shows up on the wire (Walker, etc.)?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza… It’s approaching that time, yeah…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Wilsonian says:
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    Utley goin’ down with a case of the Oldies. Who’s the replacement: Kelly Jo or Uggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  5. chunk says:
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    big day of trading;

    1. give jennings/kendrick get cespedes/jansen

    2. This left me with too many RPs so i swapped Mo fo Sho(ark)

    you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good…

  6. herschel says:
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    @Grey: if Sal goes on the dl, who do you like as a replacement, 12 team weekly roto. montero, jp, martin or aj?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  7. giant-eer says:
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    Gausman or Wheeler? 12 team 5×5 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  8. MattTruss223 says:
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    Is there any way in hell Juan Uribe is really 34 years old? Dude looks like he’s 50. I don’t watch a ton of Dodger games, but man, there’s gotta be something more agile they can play there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pushing 60, easy…

  9. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My Shelby his J. Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  10. Jack says:
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    I haven’t seen one reference to Mr. Thon by any of your readers. Really? I can’t be the only one who sees it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I get that all the time…

  11. RedRox says:
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    I currently have Frazier as my 3B. Is it worth dropping Dee Gordon to add Eric Chavez, and bench Frazier while he’s cold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  12. Spencer says:
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    Grey, drop Cahill for Garza in a QS, K/9 league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s all you can drop? Eh…

  13. herschel says:
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    Worth hanging on to Odor for next week?

    The Rays made a change to their rotation plans Wednesday. They announced Alex Cobb and Jake Odorizzi will swap places, with Cobb starting Sunday against the Yankees and Odorizzi moving back to Monday against the Marlins.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @herschel: JINX! Sorry, had a flashback to third grade. We’ll just go with great minds think alike, OK?

      • herschel says:
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        @Wilsonian: that or i owe you a coke….either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just grabbed Odorizzi again…

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @herschel: damn that stinks for Cobb next week tho

  14. Wilsonian says:
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    FYI to all you Jake Odorizzi fans out there. His start got pushed back to Monday. He’s no longer facing the Yanks. He gets the MAAArlins on Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great heads up!

  15. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Afternoon Grey! Missed the boat on Gausman, but pleasantly surprised with Profar’s early call up! Couple add/drop questions for you in a 12-team keeper league w/ holds:

    A: Drop Saunders, Hosmer or Frazier for Puig or Yelich
    B: Drop Cashner or Lohse for Niese
    C:
    D: Drop any of those 5 for Veras, O’Day or Jared Burton

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Hold B. Lohse D. Eh

  16. Hondo says:
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    Crap,the only guy I can drop for a crappy SS since it appears Rutledge has all but lost his job is my other Coors guy,Fowler,who already has a double today.If I I drop him he’ll start hitting bombs again.

    Jose Reyes,why hast thou deserted me?

    Why is life so cruel?Maybe if the Nats didn’t suck I could at least console myself with a 50% off Papajohns pizza.

    Yep-I’m that bummed out.

  17. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team, weekly roto – who do you like between tillman and kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  18. LouieG says:
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    Hey, just received a trade offer I’m debating. Give up Shields and get Ortiz? Hitting hasn’t been doing too great and my pitching has been accountable. Shields is my best pitcher though. After him it’s Lester, Homer, Burnett, Corbin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • LouieG says:
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      @LouieG: 12-team league btw, 5×5

      • Fenway Fungus says:
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        @LouieG: Ortiz

  19. BSW says:
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    Geez, so advanced. How long before razzball.com hosts their own leagues?

    Also, as someone who recently married a cougar, a word of advice to you-do not plan the honeymoon during baseball season. I am in Italy right now and people like Ian Kinsler are making this trip less pleasant than it should be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we’re not getting married until November so unless the Padres go for a 400 inning game on the last game of the season so EverCab can get to JayWrong’s predictions, it seems unlikely…

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Grey: Venable and Alonso too!

  20. Andy says:
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    Would you trade Patrick Corbin for Michael Bourn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  21. crock says:
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    Another Choo question. Would you deal him for Bautista or Pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Bautista first

  22. Alex says:
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    Drop Fernandez for Gausman?

    Okay to trade Grandy for Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fine… Sure, go for Gausman for upside… I’d take Segura…

  23. Fungazi says:
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    Can’t wait to hear another great one. Got a question for you. Gattis just cranked out a grand salami and I still have him as my starting C due to not having much better options (Martin, Buck, Salty) all guys I don’t want.

    Would you keep Gattis starting and rack up the off the bench homers or drop him when Grandal is eligible? I’m not hurting on offense at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just start him if you have him, Ron Popeil would be proud…

  24. MasterofGrond says:
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    Heard cheers walking back from lunch, figured MadBum must be dealing.

    Came back to see he struck out the side. Bueno.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  25. Ron says:
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    Fowler, Beachy and Garza for Stanton.

    Too much to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  26. Jacks says:
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    DAMN! Maddon switches it up so Cobb faces NYY this week instead of MIA next week. Odiorozzi gets MIA.

    Loved the Votto 3-0 HR off Harvey today, but hated the 2 IBBs with RISP that followed …. isn’t Bphil doing enuff damage to protect him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Odorizzi!

  27. mhfella says:
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    Ike Davis just killed Parnell (and the Mets, giving up go ahead run in the ninth). RBI double on check swing from Phillips. On ball that Ike let go because he thought it was foul. Yikes! What a disaster he is.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @mhfella: not to mention he killed my team with a nice little 27.00 ERA on the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yup

  28. Wilsonian says:
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    Madson suffered another set back. Won’t resume throwing for 3-5 days. Looks like he may end up with a lost season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be… Or until August…

  29. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Needed starting pitching and I’m destroying my league across the board offensively. Thanks for the AuShizz nudge! Should I deal NCruz for MMoore? I’d have Viciedo waiting in the wings to replace Cruz in my lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… I’d take Moore there…

  30. Later Tater says:
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    hi grey
    quick q

    gausman still out there for me, but i would have to drop kenley jansen; do it?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  31. Charles says:
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    Eaton could be headed for TJ surgery… Sent back to the team doctors for further evaluation.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Charles: I had TJ surgery once. Needed it to remove a bunch of tequila worms, a balloon of heroin, and a motorola pager after I made the Juarez crossing. Wild times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, not good

  32. Kyle says:
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    I just watched McCutchen and reyes get dealt for Aoki, Lynn, and Holliday in my H2H league. Aaaand I now may no longer have the best team in the league. fjdklsa;fj. fjdklaf fjdklkjfd;s. Sorry that was me pounding my head against the keyboard.

    But to make room, Valverde was dropped. To make the best of a horrible situation, should I drop: Perez, Street, Mujica, or Janssen? I was leaning towards Chris Perez since he has such a strong bullpen behind him and a history of being less-than-medoicre.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  33. I see Ike Davis wasn’t just satisfied hurting my team with his crappy offense, but has to get back at me for dropping him by playing crappy defense…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  34. EK says:
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    H2H pts pls rank:

    Phelps @ TB
    Colon @ HOU
    Grimm @ SEA
    Estrada vs PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimm, Phelps

      • EK says:
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        @Grey: what of Haren vs PHI?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, roll with him

  35. chillmodious says:
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    Dios mio! I leave for lunch just as Matt Harvey seems to have cleaned up the mess he made in the early part of today’s game… only to return and see my pitching line for the day, courtesy of Harvey and Bobby Parnell:

    7.1 IP / 12 Hits / 7 ER / 5 BB / 6 Ks / 8.59 ERA / 2.32 WHIP

    FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  36. booya says:
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    Drop espinosa for didi, uggla, or cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I want it, buy it for me and send it 1313 Mustache Alley, Mustache, ME!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Nice try, but you ain’t fooling me… Mustache Alley is not in Maine!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • The Guru

            The Guru says:
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            Sure it is. It’s located between Machias and Mooselips Maine.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thank you, Guru. At least someone knows what’s up!

  37. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Shouldn’t this be a rudy article? You are such the face man around here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it should be but since I always do the podcasts we kept it like this for symmetry…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: symmetry? Like making sure your head still can’t fit through the door?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No need to waste a perfectly new giant door frame…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: its like you’re the child of bochy and garner

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Member Garner from the Playgirl spread? I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: where did you think that popped in from…I showed it to baby mama as an excuse to see it again….and again. …..when men were men

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And chest hair wasn’t shaven but knitted into sweaters.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: classic christmas chest

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      As in you want to put a nativity scene on Bochy’s chest? Agreed.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: that too, but I was thinking weaving it into patterns like snowflakes or deer. something real seasonal

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, you’re a Christmas-ist, I see… I think garland around George Brett’s shoulders would be a nice start…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’ve met him a few times and I think he is more of a lights guy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or holding a candle while it drips hot wax into his hand.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: anything to show off those baby blues….its mesmerizing like a Giancarlo home run swing

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Indeed.

  38. ShidestheLimit says:
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    I just bought low on Jason Heyward for Iwakuma and Wilhelmson. It’s a 6×6 league (OPS, HR allowed) with 3 OF spots, 2 Util spots, and 3 RP spots. I had a 4th closer (Holland) to fill for Wilhelmson (downgrade, I know…but SAGNOF!). I know you’d need more deets to get the full picture, but thoughts on the trade? I think the Jay Hey kid is ready to turn it around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did good…

  39. Shake N Bacon says:
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    The hitter-tron is sweet! Perfect for picking a streamer at your weakest position from week to week. I also like if you Search for a player that the first thing that pops up at the top of the page is their player page. This is the one stop shop for ALL fantasy baseball enthusiasts. No need to go anywhere else…ever…again.

    Looking forward to the podcast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  40. Nico says:
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    Would you start Santiago tonight against Boston? I was holding him because his next start was supposed to be against the Marlins, but instead I could just drop him and pick up Niese, Hellickson, Estrada, or Phelps. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I benched him

  41. Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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    If Utley is out, any names I should check out that will probably be available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who is available in your league

  42. yeshcheese says:
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    Not so soon!
    from KFFL
    Diamondbacks | ADAM EATON’S SETBACK A MUSCULAR ISSUE
    Wed, 22 May 2013 13:26:02 -0700

    Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton’s (elbow) issue appears to be muscular and not ligament-related after he met with a doctor. Eaton will undergo an MRI exam to make sure.

    FANTASY TIP: This is some good news after we found out about his setback, but he’s not in the clear yet. If it’s just a muscular issue, this should be a short-term setback for Eaton. A.J. Pollock’s value will take a major hit when Eaton returns, and he’ll likely only be worth owning in NL leagues. Source: MLB.com – Steve Gilbert

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  43. Prezii says:
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    I think we should all take a couple seconds out of our day and bow to Rudy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least nod your head at me.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: after i get off the ground from kissing rudys toes ill get up and give you a fist pump… With explosion… Its okay, nobody has to know.. Its still cool,i promise!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer the jellyfish fist pump.

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: had no clue… Googled it.. head exploded…

            Yes, there are actually videos of people doing that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s my favorite greeting… I also enjoy the snail fist bump.

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey: snails aight… Im feelin the jellyfish one tho! Haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Jellyfish is the bomb, yo! Snail is more for a chill environment.

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey: agreed. Fuck around and snail the wrong person, ur in trouble…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s got a creepy vibe to it that you need to be aware of before trying…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I like the jellyfish hug

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, didn’t know that one, but it’s tight…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

    • If you haven’t stopped bowing by now, please pick your head up. Not good for blood flow to keep your head in the bowed position too long.

  44. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto, redraft. which A’s homer do you like more – parker or straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  45. OaktownSteve says:
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    You know what stinks? The offense of every major league team. These guys couldn’t hit water if somebody threw a lot of water at them and they all were equipped with really fancy water hitters.

    Everyday I think, jeez all my fantasy teams must be in last because I went 4-33 again. But then they are not. And again I think jeez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice rant…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: ha, I just pointed out to sky yesterday that every team sucks in MLB, there is no dominant team and they all are filled with too many duds. It blows my mind how inconsistent so many teams are. Look at some of the recent world series winners, they were average teams that got hot at the right time and benefited from long layoffs to their opposition…except the Phils over the Rays, I think that was fixed by Selig.

      Our kids are going to grow up watching “good”garbage as their idols and teams making “business” decisions

  46. royce! says:
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    Got any restaurant or bar recommendations for Palm Springs? I’m here until Friday to hang w some friends visiting from Portland and don’t wanna just settle for the Ace. Or should I just stop by the coug’s moms?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m actually going there on Friday for the weekend… Bars suck there unless you like bingo, I mean, who doesn’t like bingo, but still…. Resturants: Johnny Costa’s… Go there every night…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Strip Bingo? Naked Bingo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Old Person Bingo

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            You think you can keep me out of Del Boca Vista???!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wasn’t the name of the place Brandon Walsh went in Mexico?

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: @royce: Melvyn’s Restaurant is pretty sweet for old school palm springs. piano bar. stiff drinks. cougs galore…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… Will have to try it out, don’t remember that place… Any of other spots?

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: @royce: forget the name, but ive been to the “club” in the marriot a couple times and its always been packed with bachelorette parties, cougs, etc. red barn is decent dive bar and they have live music…i usually stay at colony palms, so between there, the ace, the casino and those spots, thats my weekend.

            Grey – you getting married out there or in la?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Out there…Not this weekend… I’ve honestly never even attempted any bars or clubs out there, just go to relax…

              • herschel says:
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                @Grey: may be out there doing the same thing at the same time (november). mazel mazel…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Mazel to you too!

        • royce! says:
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          @herschel: Ooh, nice! I already love it. I hope Melvyn will be there!

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: Thanks…I figured as much about the bar scene. Been coming out here for years but never really ventured out, since it was either with family (wife’s uncle lives here so we’ve been coming out for Thanksgiving for about 7 years now) or back when I thought it was a good idea to attend Coachella. I’ll probably just end up at the Ace- it’d make the Portland people feel at home.

      My friend that used to work at the Cha Cha used to love coming out here so I asked him and he recommended Jack’s Hidden Cove, which appears to be a restaurant in Oregon. Based on the yelp review (“If you really like strong drinks – and I mean drinks so strong that after two you’re seeing double, after three you’re dancing naked on the bar, and after four they send you away in an ambulance – then Cactus Jack’s is a good place for you. One of my friends almost died after drinking here and he’s the best drinker I know! No kidding.”), I think he meant Cactus Jack’s, which is closed anyway (which is probably for the best, based on the yelp review).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Johnny Costa’s… If you go there on Saturday, I’ll see you…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Grey: you couldn’t pay me to go out to that area again….. If I run into any of my family out there I will go to jail for assault and battery

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            They just won’t enjoy how you dress up your chest for Christmas.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: yeah, thats the reason…nor the teeth I’d take with me for decorations

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s ain’t popcorn garland, it’s teeth.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: hahahaha

    • @royce!:

      Go to The Parker Hotel for “brunch” or breakfast…. muddled lemonades and breakfast quesadillas Cant be beat.

      Mexican – Las Casuelas, casual and decent. Touristy, but still acceptable.

      Palm Springs is in desperate need of restaurant upgrades.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Isn’t it odd how poor the restaurants are there considering there is money in the town? This always puzzles me…

  47. lost in Miami says:
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    any word on a date when well see Stanton back currently running out a OF of A.Gordon, Parra and Zobrist not to confident in the long term production of that group.. i also drafted reyes & picked up Segura to replace him so should i sell high on Segura for a OF and move Zobrist to SS if so what Outfielders so i go after

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @lost in Miami:

      I saw where the Miami Herald is reporting Stanton is beginning some “functional running”. That’s the best kind!

      • lost in Miami says:
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        @OaktownSteve: better than non functional running

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard a date… Maybe another 3 weeks?

      • lost in Miami says:
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        @Grey: @OaktownSteve: what OF names should i target in return for Segura i can always move Zobrist to SS or should i just wait it out for Stantons return

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @lost in Miami:

          How deep is your league? Who’s on waivers? It’ll be tough to get even fair value for Segura.

  48. the natives says:
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    Norris or Buehrle ROS? H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Norris

  49. Castro says:
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    Is a Puig call up actually coming and if so do I drop Melky Cabrera for him or should I wait for Yeilch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Melky

  50. RudyCorrales says:
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    First time poster! Love your stuff.

    Mark Reynolds or Todd Frazier or Pedro Alvarez. Who would you take?

    I have Josh Rutledge. The man is frustrating me. Should i drop for
    -Alexei Ramirez
    -erik Aybar
    -Yunel escobar
    -Stephen Drew
    -Andeltron Simmons

    or shoudl i just hold and stay patient?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Frazier… I’d hold Rutledge for a bit longer…

  51. OaktownSteve says:
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    Non-gay thoughts about Harper in the two hole? Does it bring the running game back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully it brings back all the game he seemed to lose in the last two weeks…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He was bound to cool off. Plus nicked up. Plus it seems nobody explained to him the “warning track” concept. But he hasn’t really attempted to run even when he was hot. Nowhere near the rate he was going last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Agreed, but SAGNOF can come in bunches, and wouldn’t be surprised if he gets to 17-15 and that’s it…

  52. Nick nice says:
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    I’m dropping Rutledge who’s my best bet till Hanley comes back Alexi Ramirez jj hardy didi g or cozart, b crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  53. The Sheriff says:
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    Looks like Eaton is getting shut down, meeting with team doctor and early reports suggest TJ surgery is looming.. Fuck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, not good…

  54. FrankGrimes says:
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    Drink the Rainbow ha Why not vape it instead?

  55. Ulysses says:
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    Rutledge owner looking for a replacement. Rank these ROS, I’m looking to pick one up

    Gyorko
    Didi
    Dee Gordon
    Brandon Crawford
    Simmons

    It’s a h2h category league

  56. ritzer says:
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    Whats Segura’s trade value now in a keeper? I want an SP…Is Wainwright unreasonable to look for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ritzer: It’s reasonable…

  57. Rob says:
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    From June 1st on how would you rank these guys ROS

    Estrada, Wheeler, Gausman, Jarrod Parker

    Thanks man youre the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Wheeler, Gausman

  58. Rob says:
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    not to be a total pain but who would you drop first then for wheeler between estrada and parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  59. Carlos says:
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    Drop B League for Rex Brothers to speculate for saves with Betancourt going for an MRI and B League sucking?

    S A G N O F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  60. nightpandas says:
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    Would you trade Harvey for Stanton in a keeper? Is it close? Was offered Ellsbury but thinking about your mancrush….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton…

  61. OaktownSteve says:
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    Nats send Gio out to start the 8th already at like 110 pitches. He looks good, but isn’t set up guy closer the playbook now? Does this mean Gio is “elite”? And for Pete’s Pistol, Zimmerman’s arm is a wreck. He throws like a right handed J. Damon now.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      One out walk and he just dropped an FBomb I could here in Oakland.

      • emporersmonkey says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Typical managerial decision designed to stab me in the fucking heart. Bringing a guy out for another inning who is over 100 pitches and or obviously labored the inning before, usually to face the heart of the order. I can’t even count the number of lost QS’s and W’s this kind of dogshit has cost me so far this year.

        Either that happens or managers like to pull my pitchers at 5 2/3 innings to make sure I don’t get a QS. It’s not aggravating whatsoever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Damon had good hair, no accounting for that…

  62. gareth says:
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    Jake likes his eggs odorizzi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  63. Gareth says:
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    Reporter: What are your thoughts on the Marlins team you face on Monday?”

    Jake: “Odorizzi.”

  64. Luis says:
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    The new features are awesome. Quick question: Im in an 11 team rotisserie league. just got offered Carlos Santana straight up for Nick Swisher. My current catcher is Doumit. I have a killer OF of CarGo, A. Jones, D. Jennings, Choo, and Heyward. You think its a good trade for me? Santana has been sucking lately.

    • emporersmonkey says:
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      @Luis: I would have broken my mouse trying to accept that offer as fast as possible.

      Buying (somewhat) low on a guy who could end up being the top catcher at the end of the year for a turd like Swisher? Hell yeah.

      • Gareth says:
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        @emporersmonkey: Turd’s a bit harsh, but yeah – I’ve rostered Santana on my fantasy team every year since he came up.

        He’s a Stud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Santana

      • Luis says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I know! I was just wondering if one of you had heard that Santana was injured or something. The guy that sent me the offer is a pretty good player, which is what made it even more stunning.

        Anyway, thanks guys, and happy gaming.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, get him…

  65. MasterofGrond says:
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    My team has apparently decided it wants 8 hits per day this week.

    8/44 on Monday
    8/48 on Tuesday
    8/36 today

    I’m going to bench all of my batters except Swiggy, tomorrow I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’m sure he’ll then go 8 for 5…

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        If anyone could…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice one, Albright.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @MasterofGrond:

      My team was 8 for 43 yesterday and 8 for 47 the day before. 5/24 so far today. I got a better chance at keeping the streak alive.

      Offenses suck this year. Free Victor Conte.

  66. Gareth says:
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    I do actually have a fantasy question.

    My second base tandem is Chase Utley / Rickie Weeks.

    Obviously one is broken and one is Craptacular.

    I have to start one of them in my weekly league as its a starting 2B / MI, SS format.

    Here’s whats on the wire and the ownership percentage:

    Hill, Aaron 2B ARI 89
    Murphy, Daniel 2B NYM 88
    Walker, Neil 2B PIT 65
    Espinosa, Danny 2B WAS 48
    Ellis, Mark 2B LAD 22
    Keppinger, Jeff 3B CHW 21
    Raburn, Ryan LF CLE 19

    What do you advise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Murphy

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Drop Who Though?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need to drop Weeks or Utley then play Weeks.

          • Gareth says:
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            @Grey: Itsultimately a timetable thing.

            If Utley is out with an Oblique, whats that – 6 weeks?

            I also have Rafael Betancourt. If his injury is serious and He is out a while then I could drop him. Have you heard any news on his injury.

            Sadly there is no DL Spot in the league I am in.

            The thought of playing Rickie Weeks and his parades of 0 for 4′s every week gives me chills.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              3-4 weeks… Betancourt says he will be back on Friday.

  67. mzyptlk says:
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    asdrubal, mclouth,B. mccarthy for anibal, everth……which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  68. SamYo says:
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    Markakis/Griffin for Niese/Garrett Jones — which side would you prefer?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  69. Q says:
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    Drop Cahill or Griffin for Garza or Gausman? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  70. Gareth says:
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    I got to use a Razzball term a few times today.

    I sat Alex Cobb versus the Blue Jays yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavabench indeed…

  71. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I’m considering dropping LaRoche for Viciedo, am I crazy or should I hold? Also, is Morrow dropable? I’m thinking about it if he sucks again tomorrow. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Morrow’s droppable…

  72. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    When your streaming is going good, its really going good. I couldn’t find anyone decent to stream for my RCL team today so I just grabbed Tyler Clippard to fill the roster spot for the day and wouldn’t you know it, 1 IP, 2Ks and a win. Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nicely done, wish I would’ve done that…

  73. zzzzzz says:
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    Liriano with tons of swing and misses. I likey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  74. Wake Up says:
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    Quentin out again after an injection…Greinke said, “Yeah, it should’ve been hot beef”…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  75. Wake Up says:
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    What did we decide about Puig? Nonsense? Makes sense? Up anytime soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense, but not for a week probably, depending on what Ethier does between now and then… Can stash him if you like…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: OK. Thanks.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I was listening to PMS today and they had a sound bite of Ethier snapping back at Mattingly…looks like an ugly situation is brewing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good, get rid of Ethier, fine with me… Don’t have him anywhere…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I do and want to drop him, but you know he will end up killing it wherever they trade him too

  76. Gareth says:
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    Ubaldo’s a mess again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising

  77. jack says:
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    I send Marte and valverde and get back Cuddyer and perkins….thoughts? 6×6 h2h yahoo scoring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  78. Mariner Mike says:
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    What’s in the water in Az. Putz,Hill,Eaton shit!! What would you think of a Corbin for Joey Bats trade my offence sucks. Is Rutledge out talking to a goddamn shrink isn’t fantasy great!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  79. Gareth says:
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    Best Streamer/s for next week?

    Cahill, Trevor SP ARI

    5/27/13 vs. TEX
    Darvish, Yu SP TEX

    6/2/13 @ CHC
    Jackson, Edwin SP CHC

    Liriano, Francisco SP PIT

    5/27/13 @ DET
    Verlander, Justin SP DET

    6/1/13 vs. CIN
    Leake, Mike SP CIN

    Hellickson, Jeremy SP TB

    5/28/13 vs. MIA
    Slowey, Kevin SP MIA

    6/2/13 @ CLE
    McAllister, Zach SP CLE

    Morrow, Brandon SP TOR

    5/28/13 vs. ATL
    Maholm, Paul SP ATL

    6/2/13 @ SD
    Smith, Burch SP SD

    Parker, Jarrod SP OAK

    5/28/13 vs. SF
    Bumgarner, Madison SP SF

    6/2/13 vs. CHW
    Sale, Chris SP CHW

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Is this the famous Streamonator that’s in love with joe Blanton?

        • Prezii says:
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          @Gareth: you never seen the SON?

          • Gareth says:
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            @Prezii: No, but I do pay Child Support.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Gareth: haha.. meow..

          • Gareth says:
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            @Prezii: I’m embarrassed to say this, but I liked what Nick said about the guys making Tutorials on how to use some of these Tool.

            I’ll openly admit that seeing a ton of numbers on a screen at one time makes my head spin. I have gotten by so far playing fantasy on gut instincts and TWTW.

            Help me Learn Razzballers!

            • Prezii says:
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              @Gareth: youve gotten by on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles alone? Thats ur problem… Come, young glasshoppa, i will show you the way.. first off, stop leaving so many damn comments about the damn indians.. nobody cares… Start off by talking about Giancarlo, ya know, somethin grey likes.. cougs… Vaporized cigs.. fine dining… Long walks on the beach — checks gaysmeet.com profile –, scratch that, short walks on the beach.. and then you gotta…..

              You writin this down man?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezii: are you his biographer?

  80. Gareth says:
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    I’m in second. The guy in first just picked up Daniel Murphy an hour ago to spite me.

    • Gareth says:
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      @Gareth: Is there a Razzball name for that?

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: No there is not a Razzball name for that.

        • @Gareth: getting ‘vanilla iced — beaten to the wire for a serviceable, but boring placeholder who, while riding a streak, will soon cool off’ ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There should be, I’m all ears (eyes actually)…

  81. Gareth says:
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    Here are some deeper League options:

    Odorizzi, Jake SP TB

    5/27/13 vs. MIA Fernandez, Jose SP MIA

    6/1/13@ CLE Jimenez, Ubaldo SP CLE

    Leake, Mike SP CIN

    5/27/13 vs. CLE Jimenez, Ubaldo SP CLE

    6/1/13 @ PIT Liriano, Francisco SP PIT

    I REALLY need some WINS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: An Anagram of his name is a marriage proposal to a Cubs player.

        • Gareth says:
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          @Gareth: I meant Marriage acceptance.

  82. Evil Grey says:
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    My Marte/Aramis Ramirez for BJ Upton/Cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side, but it’s fair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I could see going the other way… Tough call…

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Ha. Yeahhh. @Grey: What about just Aramis for either Cobb or Medlen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take either, Cobb probably will outproduce Medlen but Aramis might have more value than Cobb….

  83. Buck Dickwalter says:
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    I am wondering if I should add Ichiro Suzuki or Kevin Gasman.

    My outfield is:
    Yoanus Cepsedes
    Alex Gordon
    Cargo
    Nate Mclouth
    Nick Markakis
    Utility: John Jay/Brandon Belt/Brandon Moss

    Roto:
    Hamels
    Scherzer
    M. Moore
    Alex Cobb
    Tom Milone
    Andrew Cashner
    Hector Santiago (dropping)
    Jered Weaver (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman over Santiago

    • Buck Dickwalter says:
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      Also, 10 team 5×5 trade Matt Moore for Matt Kemp?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Kemp side

  84. Milarky says:
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    I’m the guy that gets only 2 waiver claims in the first half (plus we have an mid-year draft for 3 more players). I was thinking of Gausman since I’m starting Wily Peralta as my rookie pitcher, but you suggested to save the claim, and I’m also stuck starting Hicks in my rookie hitter spot. In fairly deep leagues where we have rosters of 40 players, any deep sleepers (rookies or not) that you can think of that might be worth a claim when you only get 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman might only be up for two or three starts, I wouldn’t use a claim on him… No idea who’s on your waivers to suggest someone…

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, lots of mediocre and kids. Guess I’ll leave it til I have a real need. Then again, HOLY CRAP Rutledge just got sent down! Looks like Beckham is now replacing him to start at 2B for me (ug) along with Cano.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  85. Gareth says:
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    Holy Crap, Liriano!

    • Buck Dickwalter says:
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      @Gareth: wow, although I’m guessing he’ll blow up once he faces a real offense or something

  86. hankg says:
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    Trade Greinke for Castro? Castro would replace A-Cab. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  87. Gareth says:
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    Great News! Liriano has Two starts next week!

    @ The Tigers and home to the Reds…………..

    Sad Trombone :-(

  88. Mariner Mike says:
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    Lets try this again would you trade Corbin for Joey Bats??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely…

  89. Evan says:
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    Hey so I’m trying to register on the forums and it keeps saying my answer to the bot question is incorrect? I’ve tried capitalizing and every single time I type it in I get rejected… Am I doing something wrong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      answer is: baseball

      • Prezii says:
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        Sssshhh its a secret… And yeah you need to change that! Trick questions over here at Razzball..

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Prezii: wait till the questions you have to answer to get into the underrazz…..it’s a secret for select commentors

          • Prezii says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: prolly questions about rutledges shoe size and choos favorite saki..

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Prezii: more like what does Grey describe his ethnic heritage as and what city does rudy live in and what is jay wrongs favorite drink?…things like that

              * the underazz will in no way be in direct affiliation with razzball and will only be for select commentors to have a place to share their own thoughts and ideas with out fear of others in their leagues knowing what they are up to, we will have our own glossary and will allow topless pics of players wives and mothers….you have been advised!

              • Prezii says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: nice… grey describes his heritage as “Jewfro”.. that ones easy..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Prezii: errrrr, the correct answer would be pizza bagel…..we will have to see if the judges will accept that answer

  90. Hey Grey – didn’t know you guys went to BU! graduated from COM in ’09 man! house in Allston burned down soon thereafter! good times.

    question – would you try and trade for Price or Hamels now, and who might be a better buy-low, considering their ‘comeback’ potential (keeper league)?

    I’ve got Weaver & Latos as potential out-going pieces (possibly even throw-in Garza with one). Am I on the right track here? ALSO – other owner has Eaton and I’m tempted to take a gamble on him now as a throw-in.. thoughts?

    As always – love the site & I stay with a massive razzboner.

    cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! West Campus, huh? I lived on Beacon by Fenway… Next to the Elephant Walk… I’d want Latos over both of those pitchers… Weaver isn’t a bad guy to flip for Hamels, but there’s risk with him… Can gamble on Eaton too but he just had a setback and might need Tommy John surgery…

      • @Grey: that’s right. Linden b/w White Horse & the Hess down there. Cool. yeah I’m mostly looking to shave a couple people (2 for 1′s, etc.) as I’ve maxed out my DL spots and the guys are coming back. not huge on Garza so I’m trying to bundle him haha. just trying to get a feel for what I could get back on name value, etc.

        as always – ‘preciate it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

        • Dave says:
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          @Sheriff McRawDawg:

          Small world, I was a bartender/manager at the white horse from 2005-2010. I bet I served all you guys some drinks. That’s awesome! And now we’re all here talking baseball together, isn’t life grand?

          • @Dave: very cool. though you may or may not have escorted us out in a gentlemanly like manner.. cannot recall. nonetheless, big fan of that place as well as this site. continues to amaze haha

            • Dave says:
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              @Sheriff McRawDawg:

              Well yeah on top of serving a lot of $2.50 high lifes I did “gentlemanly” escort out many a BU undergrad. Good times at the Horse. I still pop in some Sundays, my replacement Jay the new bar manager’s a good dude too. Agreed this site and that bar are both pretty solid.

  91. Gareth says:
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    RE: The Swisher for Santana trade proposal:

    Carlos Santana just hit a home run against Justin Verlander.

    Yup.

  92. Gerald says:
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    Cashner for Liriano Francisco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  93. Wake Up says:
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    Rutledge sent down?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: NNOOOOOO….I only have him in one league, but damn, I liked him. thank god I’m covered with Gyorko, simmons and andrus

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: thats on my 2nd best RCL team, I am in total denial right now and don’t want to drop him. Knowing my luck, he goes down and hits the cover off the ball and ten days later gets called back up and he is lost to some anus who waivered him not knowing he got sent down. I’m actually holding until I see a good pick up. it’s the same as holding Myers, Taveras, or Wheeler right now….cust kayin”

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Can’t hurt if you were benching him anyway and you don’t like anyone to pick up…I didn’t get him anywhere…he was going way before I thought he should…btw, I got Howard back when he didn’t hit the DL…bye to Lind…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Wake Up: I never dropped Howard, I still see some good numbers from him when it heats up…..he looks good in the Subway commercials and the cameo he did on the Office

  94. los locos says:
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    drop morrow for gausman?

    morrow is my bench guy and i haven’t used in.

    10 team keeper.

  95. SteveNZ says:
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    Only 3 active hitters in the ol’ H2H today. Pppffftttt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How is that possible on a full schedule day?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey:

        AJ Ellis
        Rutledge
        Gordon
        Panda
        J-Up
        Venable

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: similar problem in 16 teamer with
          avila
          j-up
          rut
          gordon
          a-ramirez
          venable

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: how is it possible to ask steve if somethings possible?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  96. TOFU STRANGLER says:
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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    BYE BYE RUTLEDGE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: do we drop him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rutledge? Yeah…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: could this be one of those things were they send him down and call him back up in 2 weeks?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think so…

  97. Buck Dickwalter says:
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    Hector Santiago settled down pretty nice after David Ortiz bloop 2 rbi single. I know he’s at risk of losing spot in roto, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been decent all year… He’s a start 80% of the time… Just not against tougher teams…

      • Buck Dickwalter says:
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        @Grey:

        Still drop for Gausman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  98. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is DJ LeMahieu an add if we need a 2nd baseman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not good

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: his minor league numbers look pretty good in AAA this year and has swung a good stick so far…but do we drop Rutledge

        I only asking because I’m dying at 2nd base in one league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, drop him

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Looks like an empty AVG that should not be that helpful in fantasy…But, if he’s getting on base, he could be the table-setter that Weiss is looking for and could stick…

  99. malamoney says:
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    Chris Carpenter worth a stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  100. herschel says:
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    @Grey: so assuming rutledge is droppable in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Got him in the ol’ 14-team H2H. I assume Yahoo will make him ‘NA’ before too long – he’s probably worth a stash in that slot, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  101. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Too bad they won’t let EY2 try his hand at 2b again. Is he that bad of a fielder?

    I just picked up LeMahieu. I’ll probably drop him tomorrow and pick up the next hot schomato 2b though. Dare I say…Elliot Johnson??? I need steals!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Johnson…

  102. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh, and could the stupid Royals take the damn lead? I’ve gotten about 3 saves in the last two weeks in my h2h league.

    • @SteveNZ:

      Yeah having a bad week on saves too.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah, I keep forgetting I own Greg Holland due to inactivity.

  103. los locos says:
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    by the way, went to wilmington blue rocks game, kyle zimmer was pitchings, 1st inning 9 pitches hit 98-96 fastball with solid command. by the 6th inning this guy still hitting 96 on the radar, but got roughed up in the 6/7 inning giving up 5 ER. But he struck out 7.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  104. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Got Rutledge AND Utley. Best of bad 2B options. Espinosa, Infante or Beckham? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Infante, Beckham

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wow, just 5 days ago, you’d have had espinosa ahead of everyone on that list besides rutledge.

  105. MattTruss223 says:
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    O’Day looking to get KAZAAM’d! Looking at the box score for that game and literally have NO idea who D.Adams is playing 3B for the Yankees…but of course he homered. Freaking Brace Face and his dumb luck.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @MattTruss223: Yeah O’Day is not good…looks a lot like Cishek actually…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  106. sange-da-man says:
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    Sell high on Carlos Gomez for any of the following players from bottom placed teams? Gomez is 8th rd keeper…none of the follwing can be kept…ESPN 12 team h2h points league
    Kemp? maybe frustrated owner….
    Granderson? injured early, just sitting on that doode’s bench, waiting….begging to be on a winner
    A. Jones? team is 2-5 and looking to sell for keepers so why not give it a whirl?
    Holliday? owner already tried to get gomez for gerardo parra…..yeah…he tried…

    What’s your order of preference if it came down to it?
    if any of these owners are willing to give one of these guys for CarGo-lite, I knock my kids out of the way and hit accept, right?
    Or do i let them keep playing Star Wars Angry Birds and just hold him because he is breaking out this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Kemp or Holliday, in that order

  107. Howie says:
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    @Grey- Ruiz to the DL…assuming he is out a month with the hamstring issue would you replace him (for the remainder of the season) with Evan Gattis in a 4×4 Roto?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  108. Mitch says:
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    C-ya Ruttledge. Best replacement: Andrelton, Cozart, Peralta, A-Ramirez, or Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

      • Mitch says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking A-Ram, but I’ll give Lowrie a go until he gets hurt. I had that over/under at June 1 so we’re getting close. Good shizz Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. SteveNZ says:
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    Dropping Blackley for Hochevar turning out to be pretty dumb. Could have done with that Blackley Hold.

  110. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: In a league with OBP instead of AVG and QS instead of W, which side of this trade do you like:

    Matt Carpenter for Corbin and Kendry(s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey:

        How about Carp for Peavy straight up? I’d end up playing Donaldson at my corner until Hart comes back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair…

  111. nightpandas says:
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    Monsieur Gris,

    Please rank these SOB’s at 1B for ROS:

    Carter
    Alonso
    LoMo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Carter

  112. John Mycell says:
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    Jay Bruce, Mat Latos, and Victor Martinez for Joe Mauer, Allen Craig, and Joe Nathan. If i were taking the Mauer side would i be getting killed? How uneven is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fairly uneven, I’d want Latos…

  113. Snake Hips says:
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    Need to replace Rut in my 10 teamer for MI… Who do I get?

    R. Weeks
    Aybar
    A. Ramirez
    Gyorko
    B. Crawford
    Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  114. bshakes says:
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    rutledge down…NL Only…Walker or DJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  115. Ryan says:
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    I grabbed Di Di last week with Ruthledge struggling…Lowrie was just dropped…do I put a claim in for him or wait and see if he clears waivers. Aybar is a FA too. 10 teamer.

    Or do I ride Di Di ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait it out… Go with Lowrie for now…

  116. a1r fann1ng says:
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    with rutledge sent down, i need a middle infidel… rutledge droppable in a 12 teamer with the following guys on FA?

    who is the add from FA:
    raburn
    marwin gonzalez
    yunel escobar
    florimon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How is this the FA in a 12 team league? Florimon for steals, Raburn for power

      • a1r fann1ng says:
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        @Grey: 2 UTL, CI, and a MI slot in this 12 teamer

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Grey: That looks like pretty much the same group I’m gonna be picking from in my RCL for MI and now 2B as well.

  117. norbs says:
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    Can finally drop Rutledge – been sailing with Kendrick and Segura for weeks anyway. Who is the pickup: Quintana or Gausman? (12 team H2H) Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  118. Buck Dickwalter says:
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    Is brandon belt a hold for now?

    Once again many thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  119. Carnac says:
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    There’s a reason I never complained about Rutledge during his struggles. (Struggles which, fwiw, don’t really register in the pantheon of player struggles this season.) This is why I didn’t complain:

    Cozart or Drew. Or Espinosa, E. Johnson, Amarista, Aviles, or, what the hell, Miguel Tejada as a replacement? I’m seriously considering just leaving Rutledge and his NA as my starting SS.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Carnac: I’d bench him for a week and grab cozart, if you can do that, if not grab cozart and get the rockies beat writer on your twitter account

      • Carnac says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: you think it might be a brief demotion?

        I was actually thinking about starting a (Razzball) Carnac twitter account… An anonymous place where I could safely tweet about fantasy baseball!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Carnac: considering the razzball twitter account only posts links to articles after we have already read them and doesn’t tweet anything we don’t already know exists, then i say hells yes!

          I don’t know if it’s denial or a hunch, but I remember a couple players in the past that got sent down for a very short period of time and got brought right back up weeks later. I have nothing I need to pick up and nothing worth picking up so I’m going to hold and monitor him every day *fingers and toes crossed…ouch ouch ouch foot cramp*

          • Carnac says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Ahhh… gotcha. I’m surprised they sent him down; he’s not even close to the worst player on my team right now.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Carnac: they say it’s to send a message

              let me know your twitter so I can follow, mine is @JackedUpTo11

              • Carnac says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: definitely will let you know when/if it happens!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart or Johnson, depends if you need steals…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: thanks. on this particular team, I need everything. It’s a h2h, and I’m kinda doubting Johnson will run enough (and other stats, playing time) to make him worth while, so , maybe hold my nose and go with Cozart… Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, the Royals are bad right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was thinking the same thing, can’t even get me a Holland save… Jesus…

  121. Silky says:
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    Is Choo for Gio fair?

    • Silky says:
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      @Silky: or would you sell Choo for Cliff Lee? Are both trades fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  122. Bernie Brewer says:
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    With Rutledge down, time to hit the trade market…do you like Zobrist or Rollins more ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist

  123. Alex says:
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    five keepers

    kipnis and r zim enough in return for cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. RedRox says:
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    Ian Kennedy is a mess. Is there any reason to buy him cheap, or just watch from a safe distance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how cheap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll send your regards!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: oh, is it your stalking night? look out under the bed, I think I left some chinese take out there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought I smelled something

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: it must of been the moo shoo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

  125. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Kubel from UTIL for any of the following:

    Cozart, Delmon, Stubbs, Yan Gomes (and his three position eligibility who also hit his 3rd HR in two days tonight), Hicks?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the warp speed reply. That’s who I was thinking but didn’t know if I completely lost my mind.

  126. cheerio says:
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    Yan Gomes or JP

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @cheerio: JP, Gomes doesn’t play every day

    • Concussed Morneau says:
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      @cheerio:

      GOMES

    • Concussed Morneau says:
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      @cheerio: NVM go with JFOH and JP, the name Yan Gomes is a good one though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  127. Doorstop says:
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    Need a new 2B with Rutledge going down..

    Options include:
    Lowrie
    Espinosa
    Ackley
    Bonifacio
    Ellis
    Raburn
    Keppinger
    Punto
    Pennington
    Barney
    Veldespin

    Ideas? 14 team mixed league on Yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  128. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Andrelton Simmons or Erick Aybar RoS?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  129. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    who the hell is David Adams and what the hell is in the water cooler at the house across the street from the house that Ruth built?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Utility man who’s hot

  130. moe says:
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    Would you give Jarrod Parker a shot now that’s he’s had a few solid games and has SF next?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @moe: stream SF and CHI Sox then drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  131. SteveNZ says:
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    Going up against Miggy in H2H is exhausting.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @SteveNZ: I have him in an RCL…it’s delicous

  132. FrankGrimes says:
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    Rutledge replacement Infante Uggla or Gyorko?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Gyorkp

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @FrankGrimes: that chick has a bunch of funny song, the Jerk song is awesome

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: after I ask her to marry me I will explain to her that I don’t like being called grimey

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @FrankGrimes: she can call me whatever she wants and long as she talks to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  133. Targaryen says:
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    Might have time to finally check out those player pages tomorrow. Pujols/Jupton or Braun/Rizzo Dynasty 9 off cats. Would this basically be a wash or dies one side gave a Weinert here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  134. ferris says:
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    6×5 league ops is 6th category

    ryan howard
    or
    eric hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

  135. Dan says:
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    segura/kipnis or tulo

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: segura/aoki or heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo it’s fair

  136. Diamond Dave says:
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    Grey,

    With Miami being as awful as Cishek, who do you recommend picking up as the next in line closer: Dunn, Qualls, Webb, or Ramos. Really don’t like any of them but in a league with very few closer options. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Qualls

  137. Frank says:
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    Who do you like more for the rest of the season? Kemp or Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  138. SteveNZ says:
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    Guess some pinch-hit goodness from Venable is too much to hope for?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: FFS

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: At least steal you dope.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Fielder’s indifference. Jesus.

          I’m indifferent to you, Venable.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hate that…

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @SteveNZ: has defensive indifference ever been called when it wasn’t the bottom of the 9th?

  139. gareth says:
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    Rutledge.

    Actually if you break up his name in to two words, this demotion is less suprising –

    Rut. Not nice to be stuck in one.
    Ledge. Jumping off is not a good idea (don’t listen to todd, he’s had too much moonshine).

    If todd frazier and josh rutledge and giancarlo stanton call grey to apologize, will you accept? Or are you still a little hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge wasn’t bad this year, Rockies made a dumb move…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: but the rockies never make dumb moves……………..

  140. gareth says:
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    in regards to a name for a fantasy player picking up a guy to spite another player – waiver white flag – that says f**k you!

  141. gareth says:
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    Waiver dick move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: Beaver Dam?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think we have it yet…

          • Dave says:
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            @Grey:

            Diss-claimer

  142. VinnyCora says:
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    I’m in first place in a 12 team H2H 7×6 that counts .OPS and QS. 3 UTIL spots. I don’t need this trade but I’m tempted. My Segura, Arenado, Shelby Miller, and Ryu for his Harvey, Ryan Zim, Rollins and Kenley Jansen. I feel like I’m doing a good job selling high but worried about a potential hole at SS. I need help in the RP categories. Here’s my team. Pull the trigger?

    Perez
    Goldy
    Zobrist
    Miggy
    Segura
    Holliday
    Aoki
    Saunders (fill in til the troops are healthy)
    Arenado
    Freese
    Alonso
    A Jax, Stanton, Hart, and Myers on DL or NA

    Zimmermann, Moore, Miller, Dickey, Ryu, Miley, Cashner,
    Rodney, Wilhelmsen, Rosenthal
    Be achy and Wheeler on DL or NA.

    Am I overthinking? I should probably make this trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  143. gareth says:
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    greg holland works part time at a 7/11. That way he gets to close on a regular basis ( the register ).

  144. gareth says:
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    Greg holland tends to clog the bases when he gets save chances.

  145. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    thinking of taking a stab in the dark with my team, what do you think of me give Gonzo and Pablo and get Joey Bats, Yonder, and Pedro from pittsburgh…..its a gamble move but I am in dead last and feel the need to play it crazy and not safe at this point

    • gareth says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: joey bats. Best player in the deal. Alonso – under the radar, really solid 1st baseman. Alvarez – terrible average but a home run machine. I like that side better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, give it a shot…

  146. gareth says:
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    You give adrian gonzalez and pablo Sandoval?

  147. gareth says:
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    Free agitant.

  148. gareth says:
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    Free agitant: a fantasy player who grabs a free agent off the wire before you do just to spite you and the immediate needs that have arosen for you.

  149. Sam says:
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    Pick 2: Simmons, Aybar, Gyorko

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sam: simmons and Gyorko

  150. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I give Peavy, I get Craig?

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