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Rudy couldn’t join us yesterday because he was under the weather, but JayWrong (Is it Jaywrong or JayWrong? I always get mixed up.) and LT (or is it Tehol?) are on the show.  On my segment, Nick and I talk about Jayw(W)rong’s fearless prediction on Bryce Harper.  Don’t you love how fantasy baseball ‘perts get courage points for predicting baseball stats?  Hey, Fireman, how about you saddle up to the bar and get me two Coronas while I steal your girl from you with my fearless baseball stat prediction?  Imagine an Iraqi War vet also made fearless baseball predictions.  You win, man!  Take my Cougar; her vagina is yours!  Nick and I also talk about slow starts from some guys you were hoping would be your ace… Hey, David Price, Cole Hamels and Matt Cain, I’m talking to you, could you stop defecating on my fantasy baseball team?  I thank you profusely.  Of course, we talk about Josh Rutledge because I have a tattoo of his name and it’s still a little sore.  Finally, what good would a fantasy baseball podcast be without us tackling Justin Upton.  Literally, we take the podcast on a remote to Atlanta and tackle Upton so he stops hitting homers for everyone but us.  How do I rank him so damn high in the preseason and not draft him anywhere?  Ugh, Grey, you gotta step up your game and talk more in 3rd person.  Grey knows, Grey knows.  Oh, and for that age-old Gif question — a gif.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball podcast (now with me hatin’ the haters and playin’ on the playas (that’s beaches in Spanish)):

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490 Responses

  1. Prezii says:
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    Fir…. Nevermind…

  2. Prezii says:
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    Wow does rudy even work here anymore? Geezus, guys in ethopia more than malaria…

    • I’m still here. No Ethiopia trip. Fighting an upper respiratory chest infection. Used that time to take a much-needed lunchtime nap

      • Prezii says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: everyone is sick right now man.. im sure the nap was better than talking about greys love for rutledge and upside for 20 mins anyway.. eat some soup and feel better!

      • jesse says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: hang in there Rudy!

  3. j-bird says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto with 5 keeps:

    Would you deal Choo for either Lester or M Moore and if so, which do you like more?

    thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore…

  4. Nick says:
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    (Didn’t see new post, apologize for duplicate comment if you already read this comment!)

    Hi Grey,

    Looking to upgrade my utility spots & maybe SS- in order to fix a few weak areas in my 12 team roto where I’m 3/12 with a need for (from worst to best);

    Average (1pt), RBI (4.5), HR (5), ERA (6), SB (6.5), WHIP (7), W (10), K (10), SV (11), R (12)

    Now considering its only a month into the season, I still want balance (continue to lead Runs & Saves*) I currently have Chris Johnson and Chase Headley in my 2 utility spots for tonight’s matchups & Jed Lowrie at SS (I have Freeman at 1st & Wright at 3rd meanwhile John Buck at Catcher for now)…my bench contains Melky Cabrera & Matt Wieters.

    My question is, do you like any of the waiver wire guys, over my current situation on my bench & at utility / catcher…

    Waviers = Duda, G Parra, M Adams, Pollock, Gutierrez, DeJesus, Denorfia, Moss, Rasmus, Ruggiano, Ankiel, Donaldson, Betancourt, C Young, Chris Carter, Nate McLouth, Asdrubal Cabrera (I recently dropped him), Ike Davis, Ichiro, J Montero, R Doumit, Peralta, A Eaton, B Belt, Plouffe, Bonifacio, G Jones — just to name a few

    Thanks in advance Grey, as always, will send a beer paypal your way!

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Also, would you consider dropping Alfonso Soriano for any of the guys listed above, forgot he has been cold the past week & it could be a few months before we see a power surge from him!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, drop Soriano for Rasmus…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d play Wieters, drop Buck and stash Ike Davis…

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey: Yea, drop Buck over say Soriano, to Stash Ike? I just think Buck could be useful for a few more weeks, especially with Travis D’Arnaud getting hurt down in the minors…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrying two catchers isn’t good…

          • Nick says:
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            @Grey: agreed, I will try to make some trades anyways considering he is not going to continue his HR pace…thinking Ill first try for Rutledge…but who else would you consider a steal, to trade for…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For what position? Who are you trading?

              • Nick says:
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                @Grey: buck…for anybody to get value out of him before he goes real cold

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re trading Buck?

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey: “i got questions y’all!”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

  5. OaktownSteve says:
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    Marty Robins or Buck Owens road trip tunes?

    We are loving Shelby Miller. Did you use “Last of the Mujicans” yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owens, I did use Last of the Mujicans, yeah… I’ll use it again at some point, I’m sure…

    • aaron says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      Marty over owens by a long shot. Marty is just a far better singer than Owens. 20th century drifter is a great road trip toon, and if you need a change of pace, you can go to Marty’s excellent Hawaiin music too.

  6. Paddyman says:
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    Bruce Rondon is back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is, yeah…

      • Paddyman says:
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        @Grey: And in unrelated news, heyward had an appendectomy last night.

        Anyhow, I’m grabbin da Bruce Ron-don don, da bruce ron-don. Figure he’s on a winning team and no one else has stepped up so far. Worth the rudy gamble I say.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I went over that this morning…

  7. Charles says:
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    Is the outro music back yet? Gotta end on a high note.

    *chants Razzball, Razzball, Razzball…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I don’t think it is…

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Charles: I can make that happen… I know people in the outro “black market”… ahem…

  8. Andrew says:
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    Who would you rather have: Jose Bautista or Felix Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  9. Jon says:
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    Looking to replace injured 2B Hill.

    Would you give Segura and Ryu for Prado (2B elig.) and Kenley J.?

    Rollins is starting SS already. If I go WW instead to replace HIll pickings are slim. Best option maybe Kelly Johnson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s fair…

  10. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    1) Someone dropped Austin Jackson in my 10 team h2h league and to my surprise, I have the number one waiver priority. Who do I drop for Jackson?

    C Perez 1B Goldschmidt 2B Altuve 3B Longoria SS Lowrie OF Stanton OF Jones OF Choo UTL Frazier BN Rutledge BN Gardner

    2) Whats your take on Rondon and Marmol? Do you think either could get the closers job soon?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner… Marmol, maybe…

  11. Steve says:
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    Booo. EYJ not starting in the first game of the double header.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he pinch runs in the 1st and starts the 2nd…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: You’re not benching him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My other option is Moose, so yeah I’m starting him…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: My options are Reddick or Jennings…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Reddick…

  12. ThE sHiT says:
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    Trying to get Utley, im liking him for a Zombino year. Which SP is fair to give up? My staff consists of Bum, Moore, Peavy, Shelby, Niese, Jo-Fer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Fer or Niese…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Peavy for Pedroia fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Pedroia, fair enough I guess…

  13. Tehol Beddict says:
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    why did Grey giggle after naming me the points league guru???!?! hahaha. that aint right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  14. Gerald says:
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    Hey Grey or Rudy,

    I have Lester and was offered Heyward for him. Worth it despite the appendix scar?

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward…

  15. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Best WW OF pickup to fill in for Heyward in a weekly points league next week: Aoki (7 games), De Aza (6), Gardner (6), Marte (6), Nava (6), Lisper (6), Alfonso (7 @ home), or Span (7 Kerouacs)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  16. tomscuba says:
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    Grey-bi-wan I need your wisdom. Just got offered heyward for Choo and kendrik. I got cano at second so I’d be filling a MI spot without kendrik. 10 team, roto, keeper.

    Do I jump on it? It’s a close one.

    Spank you very much for your time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…

  17. tomscuba says:
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    And the ghost of Doyle Brunson shakes his head…

    Thanks man. I will.

    • Prezii says:
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      @tomscuba: doyle brunson died?

      • JoeC says:
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        @Prezii: That dude is so old, he might as well be dead. Every time I see him at a poker tournament, dude looks like he’s about a foot from his grave.

        I guess sittin’ on your arse all day doesn’t do much for your looks [realizes that I also sit on my arse all day... cries].

        • Prezii says:
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          @JoeC: hahaha i know he looks like he has no clue wat life hes in, let alone what hand. Thats probably his new move… Act so old one would think, “you cant possibly play poker at that age…” Then bam! 10s full of 2s!

  18. troy says:
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    you guys think brian dozier maybe worth a look in a very deep 12 team league with a MI spot. right now i have aybar rutledge bonifacio and gyorko? So far he is owning in the lead off spot and has 2 more hits today could he be a better option then gyorko or bonifacio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, not worth it…

  19. MattTruss223 says:
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    Grey, talk me off the ledge here with my slow starters: 12 team, H2H points league with 50 moves on the year. Moves are fairly precious as you can stream like a banshee come playoff time. So, moves are going to have be lived with for a little while.

    1) Should I switch Salvador for Arencibia or Gattis?
    2) Ditch Gyorko for Seager or Betancourt?
    3) Ditch Hosmer for Chris Johnson?
    4) Hold, pop a xanax and let things work themselves out?

    Luckily my pitching has been carrying me so far. I’m not in dire straits, but these guys are barely into double digits for points on the year when most everyone else has 20+. Thanks for the therapy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) No 2) Hold 3) Hold 4) Yes… Gotta chill for a little while with limited moves…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. I hear ya, I’m a chronic rosterbator, these limited move leagues are painful for me sometimes. I make up for in the RCLs though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go…

  20. BigDog says:
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    I’m thinking of selling high on T. Hunter in a 12 team league since his value probably will never be higher and I definitely could use another legit SP.

    What type of starter do you think I could get for Hunter right now. Shelby? I’m kinda of terrified of dealing Hunter and then getting nothing out Ike Davis in my utility, but I think it’s worth the gamble. You think trading Hunter is the right move with my lineup? (6×6 OBP and Average league)

    C-Santana
    1b) Votto
    2B) Kipnis
    3b) Beltre
    SS) Castro
    OF) B.J Upton
    OF) Rios
    OF) Gordon
    Util) Hunter

    Bench- Ike

    • BigDog says:
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      @BigDog: just sent out 3 offers for Shelby, Shields, and Lynn. Honestly have no idea how people view Hunter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try for Miller… I wouldn’t give you him for Hunter, but it’s worth a shot…

  21. C.O.C. says:
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    So one of my leagues is a ten team H2H, and one pitching slot has to be a reliever. Obviously, this makes Shelby Miller and Kris Medlen extremely valuable with their eligibility. I’m talking to the guy who has both of them right now about acquiring one, but what I want to know is their respective innings situations…Does either Miller or Medlen have an innings cap? And if all things are equal which one should I pursue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller might get shutdown at 175-ish…

  22. Charles says:
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    #10 for Justin Upton, right on queue. Any hesitation starting Cingrani v the Cubbies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… I’d start him or drop him…

  23. Nathan says:
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    Are you starting Niese against the Dodgers tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  24. Steve says:
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    Arcia. Sonavabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  25. chillmodious says:
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    Oy, Jo-Fer!

    No, that’s not the B-side to Oye Come Va. It’s my reaction to today’s line against the Twinkies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Aero says:
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      @chillmodious: yah, he just killed my era for this weeks h2h matchup

  26. bossmanjunior says:
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    So apparently the Austin Jackson drop earlier today was an accident and the commissioner overrode it. I had the number one waiver priority. Ugh…

    • Prezii says:
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      @bossmanjunior: wow that shizz dont fly in my leagues.. you drop you lose..your mistake.

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Prezii:

        haha yeah he blamed it on his ipad

        • JoeC says:
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          @bossmanjunior: People need to step up and use a real computer to update their fantasy lineups.

          IPad! Pffft! God damn over-expensive paper weight, I tell ya.

        • Prezii says:
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          @bossmanjunior: yeah, ppl make mistakes. But then wat if someone else drops a guy they wanted back? You gotta do it for them too..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

  27. Jason says:
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    Arcia HR today! Where have I heard that name? Hmmmmm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Jason: Sure, but he was 1 for 9 previous to this game with 4 Ks. That’s, like, Adam Dunn-ish.

  28. chillmodious says:
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    NEW FANTASY TEAM NAME: “Arcia, Wouldn’t Wanna Arencibia”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome…

  29. royce! says:
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    I have Colby Lewis and Pineda in my DL spots. Worth dropping either to move Heyward to the DL for the next couple of weeks? It’s a h2h with weekly changes, so I could just stand to bench Heyward for a couple of weeks without doing any real damage (in fact, it’ll probably make my team better), but would otherwise grab a holds guy (Burton) or speculate on Rondon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you can bench him… I’d go for it since the playoffs could be good with Lewis and Pineda, though I have serious doubts…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, good call. I have a few younger arms on the team (Cingrani, Jo-Fer, Cobb) that I might not be able to use in the playoffs.

        After losing Heyward, I shuffled my roster to use Rendon at UTIL. Do you Arcia, DeJesus, Bourjos more than Rendon? League also counts OBP and XBH, which makes Rendon likely more valuable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arcia more than Rendon…

  30. Prezii says:
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    Upton in coors is scary right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked the guy in the outfield that made the routine home run catch…

    • Mike says:
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      @Prezii: B.J. Upton double-header in Coors might be even scarier. 0-8 with 5 strikeouts?

      • Prezii says:
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        @Mike: thats ugly… No, thats uggla!

        @grey, didnt see it man, was on the road just took a peep at the box score and seen a jack already.. wish j hey wasnt slumped over right now, he coulda used a nice cool Coors..

        Jo fer? Ughh… Against the twinkies?

  31. Steve says:
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    Correia poking his tongue out at SON…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bit odd that SON didn’t like that…

      • @Grey:

        I started him in both leagues. The use whoever is starting vs the Marlins is working so far. I already have SAGNOF’ed up 30 saves in the RCL, wondering at what point I should dangle one of my closers: Nathan, Romo, Holland, Parnell, Muppets, Bailey.

        • royce! says:
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          @Elijah: You should always dangle closers, and it’s better to do so early because teams might be less likely to trade you for a closer when you are so far ahead that the other teams know you can no longer benefit in any way from having a closer. Or at least that’s how I see it.

          Of course, I broke the first rule of SAGNOF and traded for a closer today…bad luck/drafting left me with zero, so I traded Jo-Fer for Mujica. Good thing I hit accept before today’s game…

          • @royce!:

            Yeah I could use another starter (part of the reason I have so many closers is I dropped the #5 and #6 guy to gamble on closers as they looked horrible). Also could use help in the OF where my #4 and 5 are underperforming. I’ll poke around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that’s a lot of saves… I’d dangle now…

  32. Jay says:
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    g-damnit! I didn’t get to my roster in time in time to bench Minor. I had him benched yesterday but with the PPD i didn’t realize the benching didn’t carry over.

    Also how many more starts do you give Jo-Fer before jettisoning him back into the FA pool?

    Yes both of these guys are currently destroying my ERA and WHIP for the week abd it’s only friggin Tuesday.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I’m done with Jo-Fer in mixed leagues…

  33. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Looking to trade for Dickey and Heyward while their stock is low. Here is my roster, who do you think I should offer him? (12 team mixed)

    C Salvador Perez, KC C Draft
    1B Joey Votto, Cin 1B S Draft
    2B Ben Zobrist, TB OF, 2B, SS Draft
    3B Todd Frazier, Cin 3B, 1B S Draft
    SS Josh Rutledge, Col SS, 2B Draft
    2B/SS Dan Uggla, Atl 2B Draft
    1B/3B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B Draft
    OF Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF Draft
    OF Mike Trout, LAA OF Draft
    OF Shin-Soo Choo, Cin OF S Draft
    OF Carlos Beltran, StL OF S Draft
    UTIL Kendrys Morales, Sea 1B, DH Draft
    P Casey Janssen, Tor RP Draft
    P Vinnie Pestano, Cle RP Draft
    P Brandon League, LAD RP Draft
    P Jake McGee, TB RP Draft
    P Jim Henderson, Mil RP Free Agency
    P Joel Peralta, TB RP Free Agency
    SP Max Scherzer, Det SP PP Draft
    RP Huston Street, SD RP Draft
    Bench Brandon Morrow, Tor SP Draft
    Bench Jake Peavy, CWS SP Draft
    Bench Jeff Samardzija, ChC SP Draft
    Bench Marco Estrada, Mil SP Draft
    Bench Jose Fernandez, Mia SP PP Free Agency
    DL Brandon Beachy*, Atl SP DL15 Free Agency

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what the team with them needs…

      • I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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        @Grey:
        offense badly
        here’s his roster
        C J.P. Arencibia, Tor C Free Agency
        1B Kevin Youkilis, NYY 3B, 1B DTD Draft
        2B Dustin Pedroia, Bos 2B S Draft
        3B Pablo Sandoval, SF 3B Draft
        SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Cle SS Draft
        2B/SS Alcides Escobar, KC SS S Draft
        1B/3B Kyle Seager, Sea 3B S Draft
        OF Josh Hamilton, LAA OF Draft
        OF Jason Heyward*, Atl OF DL15 Draft
        OF Franklin Gutierrez*, Sea OF DL15 Free Agency
        OF Lucas Duda, NYM OF S Free Agency
        UTIL Jesus Montero, Sea C, DH S Draft
        P R.A. Dickey, Tor SP DTD PP Draft
        P Doug Fister, Det SP Draft
        P Anibal Sanchez, Det SP Draft
        P Addison Reed, CWS RP Draft
        P Darren O’Day, Bal RP Free Agency
        P Ervin Santana, KC SP Free Agency
        SP Felix Hernandez, Sea SP Draft
        RP Darin Downs, Det RP Free Agency
        Bench Michael Bourn*, Cle OF DL15 Draft
        Bench Jason Motte*, StL RP DL15 Draft
        Bench John Axford, Mil RP Draft
        Bench Ryan Madson*, LAA RP DL15 Draft
        Bench Cameron Maybin*, SD OF DL15 Draft

  34. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Drop vmart for gattis? I’ve asked about vmart a lot. I’m having a hard time dropping him. He has to come around eventually no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him…

  35. goodfold2 says:
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    why, right when i put in eyj, damn rockies go and start BOTH nelson and pacheco, but no young. I benched span vs wainwright for this! He better play the 2nd game.

  36. goodfold2 says:
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    hey grey, mesoraco or avila today? I dumped Norris (not playing much since crisp’s back) for now starting every day mesoraco, who’s doing much better in avg/rbi’s than avila. Also better lineup, at least in his part of it anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  37. John says:
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    Melky or Markakis ROS 5×5 H2H?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @John: i’m betting markakis here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  38. royce! says:
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    Was excited to see that Stanton was on base–another hit!–but no, he just hot HBP. Burton must’ve mishead the instruction to not throw him anything he could hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  39. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. who do you like between ruiz, jp arenciba and aj pierzniski?

    thanks.

    • Grey

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      JP

  40. Snake Hips says:
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    Big Papi is sitting today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  41. Jon says:
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    With Soria’s injury setback, would you replace him with Santos in a DL spot or hold on to Soria? Eno at FanGraphs is touting Santos as a guy who could take the closer’s role in TOR, better velo than Janssen… I’m not particularly jazzed about either’s chances.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santos… He’s not getting any saves unless Janssen loses the job…

  42. anarchy burger says:
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    5×5 12 team mixed. im looking to get heyward off a guy. is me giving up jordan zimmerman to much? if i offered it im sure hed take it. i need a bat. what do u guys think???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  43. chillmodious says:
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    I think I need a Jo-Fer replacement… Any of these guys better?:

    Villanueva / Jarrod Parker / Quintana / AJ Griffin / Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana… We’ll know more about which guy after tonight…

  44. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Thinking about Garza …
    Lose any of these to make room for him?
    A) Milone, Bailey, Cingrani
    B) Hughes, Quintana, Villnueva, Cingrani, Griffin
    C) …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone… Griffin…

  45. Later Tater says:
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    hey grey

    didnt get the podcast yet – next on my list, but need some quick help first

    yahoo 12 team 5×5 h2h league

    best 3B (as a temp replacement): Gyorko, Rendon, Donaldson, Betancourt, Plouffe

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  46. Hondo says:
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    I’ve got Fowler,Rutledge and J.Upton in this game.I hope they’re wearing their long jammies.Gotta keep those hammies warm.

    Hmm Jammies for Hammies.Kinda like Hats for Bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  47. The badger says:
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    Which do we like better

    Trade A McCutch receive A Jackson and Pedroia

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  48. EK says:
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    Rutledge or Uggla to fill in for A. Hill ?

    • Project Merkin says:
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      How dare you!

      (Rutledge)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  49. goodfold2 says:
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    yeah, perkins pulling the kimbrel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Grey, YOU are my Donkeycorn. I trusted you on Perkins in the preseason, and his gift to me for my trust in you is saves. Thank you! (And no, I did not just call you an ass)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice…

  50. Adam says:
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    Fieri or League ROS? Need to trade a saves guy
    Who do I keep ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      League

  51. chillmodious says:
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    SHIZZ! Bundy visiting Dr. Freeze today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh-oh

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @chillmodious: Dude… depressing.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Nick The Podcast Host: This is a day late and a Canadian dollar short (see what I did there?), but I had a little chuckle when I saw that you post as “Nick The Podcast Host.” Not sure why I found that funny, but I suppose anything remotely funny is welcome when it’s on the heels of depressing news–like Bundy going to see Freeze.

        I enjoyed the ‘cast this week, by the way. Good stuff.

  52. Jon says:
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    Would you start Cashner Fri vs SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  53. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In a 10 team AL only league, who would you go with at UT among Luis Jiminez, Nate McLouth, or Adam Lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  54. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey! Guy in my league wants my Gardner for his Utley. I’m first in steals right now with Gardner obviously only supplying 1 so far, so I could cope with the loss. I could also drop Rickie Weeks for De Aza who just hit waivers to start in place of Gardner. Thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, make both moves…

  55. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I look at these three pitchers and I just can’t figure out which of the three I go with …

    Brandon Morrow
    Josh Johnson
    Tim Lincecum

    I have Morrow – the other two are on the wire.

    Also, I have Huston Street with Chris Perez on the wire. At the beginning of the season, the choice was easy – Street – but they are not winning any games.

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow… Stay with Street…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  56. lonestar says:
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    Take Yu for Stanton at this point. Doing pretty well in batting and have D. Jennings to plug into OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

  57. Frank Grimes says:
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    after seeing the mention of the movie Bottle Rocket I watched it on Netflix last night (man I need a life)
    gimme another recommendation for tonight

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Frank Grimes: breakfast of champions from like 1999. based on one of vonnegut’s best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Start watching Breaking Bad…

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Frank Grimes: No recommendation, but… KA-KAW!

      (just wanted to say that)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Frank Grimes: awesome…The Boondock Saints

    • TARGARYAN says:
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      @Frank Grimes: RAD! I don’t think it’s on DVD

  58. Frank Lynch says:
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    No trade went through and I dropped Anderson for Hammel. I thinkI told you that but Griffen is’t tradeable, I tried, and I think you mentioned to drop him if there’s anyone available. I gave you all the SP and you didn’t say much but Hammel but maybe a reliever? O’Flaherty, Wade Davis, Herrera, Casilla, ? SP Arroyo or De La Rosa? Idk unless I ride him out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thanks!!!

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Oh just another question.. I already have Putz, jim Henderson n Mujica.. Is 4 RP’s too many and leave 6 starters in a league or is it fine? I should still grab Herrera?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  59. Kid A says:
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    D. Bundy getting sent to Dr. Andrews. MEDIC!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trouble

  60. jason batteiger says:
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    eh Grey, finished drafting a team on sun. Player pickup day is late late tonight. Other than Fujikawa (who i assume will have crappy Cubs closer job again) who else should i put on DL?
    out of: Luebke,Pineda,Santos, C.Lewis,M.Harrison,Beachy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beachy

  61. Wake Up says:
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    He accepted J-Fer for Hosmer last night…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  62. Wake Up says:
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    To Rudy:
    1/4 cup water
    1/4 apple cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon honey
    1 teaspoon cayenne
    1/2 of a lemon squeezed
    works like a charm…oh, and don’t taste test, just chug

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wake Up: that’s exactly the same recipe my friend uses, definitely don’t swish or taste, as it’s terrible, and vinegar directly on teeth isn’t good, without food.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @goodfold2: Nice…it’s worked for me for years…

  63. jason batteiger says:
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    @jason batteiger: reed johnson just doubled 3 times with a single.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Seriously…

  64. JLeigh says:
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    Chooch is on the wire, and although I am not a fan of the 2 catcher thing, I would probably push Posey ASAP for added value elsewhere. Its 12 Team H2H and I’d be dropping either Alexei Ramirez, Jansen (no holds), Cahill, or Estrada. Go this route? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can trade Posey, sure… Cahill…

  65. SteveNZ says:
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    Burn the #1 waiver pick on Rondon? 14 teamer, need saves…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  66. Wake Up says:
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    btw what happened to the Hemingway ya’ll? ya’ll…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Y’all don’t know?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Ya’ll used to use it, ya’ll…ya’ll needs to switch back ya’ll…oh, and thanks to ya’ll…
        I got exactly four stinging emails today…or as Charlie would say, “You don’t use a possum to mow your lawn when a horny toad will work for flies…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t see why it matters, y’all!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: “Cuz there’s only one way to skin a gator…you start at the tail…work your way up to the tranny…slap on a four barrel carb and she’ll be singing like ole Hank for the bull gives milk…no end quote…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA… That sounds like a Charlie Manuel quote…

  67. TARGARYAN says:
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    I have been seeing Ruiz touted on here alot lately…. Is he worth picking up if it meant dropping Perez? I have Salvador Saan in both my leagues. my 10 team & my 14 team no limit to keepers league & I also have V-Mart in the latter. Ruiz the real deal? Available in both leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Perez…

  68. Wake Up says:
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    Oh, forgot to mention to Rudy what the recipe is for……moon-cycle cramps…

  69. the hungary hippo says:
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    Kinda depressing when in both my real world and my fantasy team’s world I’m still waiting for a BJ sighting… sigh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed…

      • the hungary hippo says:
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        If he was an Oriole, he would be Surhoff@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

  70. Boomer19 says:
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    Juan Lagares called up. Worth a look? Decent minor stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a platoon player, you in an NL-Only league? Then sure…

  71. Sam says:
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    Hey Grey, which side would you prefer in a Jay Bruce/Ryu for King Felix trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, it’s fair…

  72. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Andrew Cashner – R – Padres Andrew Cashner is expected to remain in the Padres’ rotation and start Friday night against the Giants.
    Cashner showed some positive signs in his first start of the season last Saturday, striking out five batters and issuing only one walk over four innings in San Francisco. He should be allowed to go five or six innings on Friday when he takes on the Giants at home and is worth rostering in deep mixed fantasy leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  73. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey

    In a 14 team redraft league my Pitching is very weak but my OF is Strong.
    My OF is McCutchen, J Upton, Beltran, Span DL Cespedes. DL Granderson

    1. Would you rather trade more for the best Pitcher…or make the best trade for a good pitcher.

    2. Which trade do you like best.

    a) Beltran/Homer Bailey for Matt Latos
    b) Beltran/Homer Bailey for Mat Moore/Jed Lowrie
    c) Beltran/Middlebrooks for Medlan/Milone or Medlan/Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  74. Jon says:
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    Without knowing needs, which side? Cano + Homer Bailey or Joey Bats + Morrow + Ackley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  75. Z says:
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    yo grey, thanks for all the regular insights.

    you still bullish on gyorko? as the last guy off the bench, how do you rank him against aybar, maybin, yonder, uggla, belt, andrelton, stubbs, jay, arencibia, jesus montero, and kubel — assuming position eligibility and injury status today doesn’t matter? for that matter, how would you rank these guys top to bottom?

    separately — what’s your assessment of the moustakas debacle? what’s your prognosis?

    z

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Moose for a bit more and hope he comes around… Aybar, Uggla, Gyorko…

  76. a1r fann1ng says:
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    got offered mccutchen for votto in a 12 team roto. pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs…

  77. TheNewGuy says:
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    A-Cab dropped. Gotta be worth a claim over Rutledge (backup for Hanley) right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Rutledge above Asdrubal…

  78. SeanMcD says:
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    Thoughts on Hughes tonight? Sit or Start? 12 person 6×6 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start…

  79. ferris says:
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    2 questions

    marcum or cashner?

    likelihood frank francisco is closing in the next month or so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner… Unlikely…

  80. JackInTheBox says:
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    Like a few others, I’m looking for a Heyward RF fill in (12 team, H2H w/ Ks)…my best options are

    Duda, Schierholtz, Parra, DeJesus, Ruggiano, Stubbs and Denorfia

    Suggestions?…I’m thinking Duda or Schierholtz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda’s fine, try him… None are jumping out here…

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey: Yup, that’s the problem. But I’ll slot him in, thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  81. costaricanchata says:
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    am sitting villanueva for the 1st time this year .
    not worth the risk .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not…

  82. Longbeachyo says:
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    In a 6×6 + obp league, is it time to give up on Salvador perez? I have Wieters already. Who do you like more for my utility spot? L. Cain, b. Crawford, b. Moss, d. Nava, j. Reddick, or l. Berkman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  83. SteveNZ says:
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    First AB on my H2H team, Reddick. Make it one to remember.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ppppfffttt. As if my picking him up will cause him to turn things around.

      Have I learnt nothing?

  84. nyydj2 says:
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    Seems like I have Royals and Tigers all over the place on my teams this year and once again a rainout looks imminent. Tarp on the field and radar looks horrendous. Change em quick!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up! Damn, weather has been terrible so far…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You think there’s going to be any play there? Want to swap Holland out, if not…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Damn. Too late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, that was the first I heard it…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Eh, shouldn’t have been doing my damn work.

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @Grey: Not so bad in roto, they get to them all eventually, but it’s killing me in H2H when they are not made up right away. Must remind self to lean towards suncoast and dome players in H2H next year.

        • Kid A says:
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          @nyydj2: Losing second starts from Scherzer and Quint. Will probably end up costing me the goddamn week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but players tend to sit out the nightcap of doubleheaders…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @nyydj2: really wish i would’ve noticed this 20 minutes before i did, would’ve had a-jax sit for machado’s 2 hits 2 rbi’s, with 3 times on base in an ops league.

  85. Jon says:
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    Keeper league, I’m trying to get Adam Jones or Joey Bats and have Frazier, Lawrie, Rendon and and Victorino, Gardner and Marte to offer. I’m hoping a 3B + an OF might get it done. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Lawrie and Victorino or Frazier and Victorino, but they seem doubtful…

  86. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Thoughts on this trade in an OBP H2H league:

    Minor for Alex Gordon

    I’m not sure Gordon is going to hit that lofty homer total you projected but he’s productive either way. He’d be part of an outfield that currently includes:

    Stanton
    Bruce
    Jennings
    Gardner
    Revere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs…

  87. zzzzzz says:
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    WOW! Cingrani looking great!

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @zzzzzz: K’s the side in the first. Sweet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

    • Prezii says:
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      @zzzzzz: jinx?

      • zzzzzz says:
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        @Prezii: Nah, he’s still looking good. The pitch to Soriano was a location mistake. He had one other bad pitch which was hit out but other than that pretty solid.

        • Prezii says:
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          @zzzzzz: i seen soriano stole 2nd, then third. Hell= frozen over..

  88. kaiser soze says:
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    Does it count as a Kimbrel if it happens in the 1st? #Cingranasti

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Cingruhohh….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you having sexy time with Cingrani?

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            @Grey: Yes.

  89. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Lowrie. Come on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, he’s not a .360 hitter…. Though it would be nice…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You and your commonsense!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Isn’t it commonpence in British Commonwealths?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Haw haw. Dollars and cents in this corner of the Empire.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh… My bad!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: I thought you were joking! We went to dollars and cents in 1967.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I was… Kidding, that is…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Effing Lowrie. What a ticker tease.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Seriously…

                    • Nick The Podcast Host

                      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Can we get some ALL BLACKS updates from you? No, I’m serious. We can make it a podcast segment.

  90. jason batteiger says:
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    this is the team i just drafted in a 10 team h2h 6X6 with OPS and Losses. Other than the war room saying i don’t have enough steals, any other noticeable concerns?
    C Perez
    1b Fielder
    2b Espinosa
    3b Wright
    ss Rollins
    of Braun
    of A-Gon
    of Coo
    Util A-Jax
    Util Headley (pretty sick i got wright AND headley)
    Ben bats W.Myers/Machado/Scutaro (felt i needed 2b boring backup in case espinosa sucks/gets demoted
    SP Lee/Scherzer/Smarzjda/Niese/Bailey/A.Burnett/Milone/Ryu/Miley/Quintana/W.Davis
    RP Rivera/Janssen/League/Jansen/Benoit/Fujikawa(DL)

    1. Feels like Scutaro sucks, which is best (doesn’t have to play everyday as it’s only Espinosa’s backup) out of M.Ellis,Valdespin,Getz,K.Johnson? Guessing Valdespin.
    2. Which of these 2 pitchers are the best? Quintana/Davis/Chuck Newtown/Corbin/De la Rosa?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Scutaro does suck… None are better really… Johnson… 2. Quintana, Villanueva

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: i forgot, would the 2 best still be quintana /villaneuva if Kendrick was also on that list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup…

  91. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Jose Valverde – R – Tigers
    Jose Valverde is expected to be added to the Tigers’ roster as soon as Friday.
    Valverde was spotted on a flight to Detroit on Tuesday afternoon, but it will apparently be at least a couple days before he’s officially added to the roster. The veteran reliever looked good in extended spring training and in the lower minors, but he’ll have to prove himself in a middle relief role first before he receives any consideration for the ninth inning.
    Source: Ly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d be careful with him…

  92. SteveNZ says:
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    Ugh, Niese…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, don’t say it…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: It’s OK. Gave up a run and then Kershaw came to the rescue with a GIDP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whew… Game’s blacked out here… Only game I can’t see…

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: Game’s blacked out? You mean Gallardo’s doing color?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

      • Project Merkin says:
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        He’s having a lot of trouble locating that 88 mph heater of his lately. Looks like shiz. Bailed out twice so far by a double play though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          By design!

          • Project Merkin says:
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            And Niese has been….removed from the game? My MLB TV is suckin a D, any update on WTFeck happened?

            • Schmohawks Bob says:
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              @Project Merkin: Yes, I’d like to know what happened. Watching on a streamer.

            • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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              @Project Merkin: A.J. Ellis hit a ball in his general direction.

              If he has to miss a start of go on the DL, McHugh, Wheeler or Montero would take his spot. The last two have promise. McHugh, on the other hand, is a 4A guy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly for the best…

  93. Jon says:
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    Kemp’s a buy low, right? Would Desmond and Victorino be a good offer or too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent offer for Kemp…

  94. goodfold2 says:
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    wow. Niese really is having problems with control for the last 3 starts. Who are the top 3 out of these guys (per AB, as none of them will be starting, in an OPS league)
    M.Adams/Nava/Moss/Carter/Reimold/Saunders?
    Who’s best out of these guys for total steals: R.Davis (would be him, if he started, for sure), Pierre/Span. Pretty much just a guy one can bench and put in when steals are needed for a weekly H2H. Thanks Greymandu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold, Carter, Adams… Span…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: niese may be hurt, just got yanked 7 outs into the game after 3 walks in the 2nd inning. i’m sorry i meant a daily league, so span is still best steals option that being the case?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Span

  95. SteveNZ says:
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    I’d love to know what’s going on inside Aceves’ head right now.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @SteveNZ: oh la la

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: I’m torn on your trade offer…

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @SteveNZ: im just trying to change things up

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @AL KOHOLIC: It’s only been 3 weeks! ;-)

  96. Kid A says:
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    Leyland already designating Valverde as closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WOW… Crazy…

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Kid A: where did you see this, other spots have him having to actually look good in middle relief before stealing the job from benoit?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @jason batteiger: rotowire has the quote mentioned.

  97. ThE sHiT says:
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    Niese was hit with a bouncing comebacker on the right ankle. Looks like he was hurting a lot. Taken out of the game in the top of the 3rd.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT: fwiw, didnt look too bad, should just be a nice bruise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly for best… He didn’t look great on paper…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Yeah he was all over the place. Thankfully he is no longer the pitcher of record now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  98. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Niese injured by batted ball.

  99. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think about Valverde? Take him over Henderson or Parnell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Henderson, I guess… But blech…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: too late, someone snagged him. I’m not too concerned about it. I have an army right now with Holland, Bailey, Parnell, Mujica, and Henderson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re prolly better off…

  100. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Corbin or Estrada ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

  101. letsgobravos says:
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    Tigers just announced that Valverde will rejoin the team and immediately become the closer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  102. letsgobravos says:
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    Is Jose Fernandez a drop after today? Would be replacing him with Valverde as a 5th closer. Don’t really need 5, but I have Mujica so his job isn’t exactly safe yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  103. Snake Hips says:
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    Oh man, Emily Boneface is not playing everyday as my MI. Here’s what is available : Ackley, Simmons, Infante, Kelly-Jo, Crawford, neck-tat-doucher, Ellis, Nelson…

    Do I hold and hope Boneface finds his way or make a move?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Roberts

  104. Long Bawls says:
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    Breaking news: Rizzo’s mom just emailed Cingrani’s that she can forget about an invite to Easter next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  105. SteveNZ says:
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    This time, Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How is Lowrie only 1-for-4?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You mean 1-for-5, don’t you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jesus… How is that even possible…

  106. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I have a RCL team with a .219 batting average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow… That’s not easy to do…

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Sounds like the other kind of Razzball league.

    • royce! says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Meant to commiserate, not to say I win at being crappier than you. Which I do.

  107. SteveNZ says:
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    Matusz emerging as an interesting option for anyone looking for an MR with SP eligibility…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @SteveNZ: Thanks for pointing him out. I could use a MR on my RP heavy team that I can start in one of my SP slots.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @letsgobravos: I’ve been using Cecil and Duensing lately to fill the SP slots in my league. Chen and Smyly are a couple of others worth a look.

  108. Kid A says:
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    Picked off second, Andrelton? You scumbag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… You should be a little league coach…

  109. Long Bawls says:
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    Based on what Colon is doing to them tonight, Red Sox Nation looking like it might be Moldova…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s outstanding…

  110. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Villa is cruising through a tough Cinci lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure enough….

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Marmol strikes again. I hate him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Surprised you let him into your lineup vs. the Reds…

  111. cheerio says:
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    12 team. 6×6.

    Verlander who cannot be kept next year

    Or

    Cespedes who can be kept 1 more year in the 8th round

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

  112. ITS BRANDON MORROW DAY TOMMORROW

    what to do ? is there some injury here – is he over rated – can he turn it around – would you put him in your starting lineup tommorrow – I had a bad feeling but the voices in my head said keep him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He can turn it around…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I would wait for him to have a good game before starting him though…

  113. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    grey-bone,

    12 tm nl only dynasty = need a heyward replacement.

    tyler moore or jordan schafer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Schafer

  114. Project Merkin says:
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    Niese X-rays negative, just a bruise.

    Marmol warming up!

    • Project Merkin says:
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      Votto’s gotta do somethin here against Marmol….

      • Project Merkin says:
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        It’s about time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, sook-sook

  115. Hondo says:
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    Dexter 4-6,SB,triple so far today and it’s only the 3rd inning of game 2.
    And they laughed when I traded Holliday because I had Dexter.

    Of course, the fact that I traded Holliday for Hamels is really cracking them up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  116. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    where you at Prezzi

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: you sound like Dabney Coleman in 9 to 5….whats up long balls.

        I think you should hold on to your pitching, but try and diversify that offense, i sent over a deal. You really need to dump Tehran

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: i was holdin teheran to see his start today. Still like, eh.. probably gonna hold for a little while longer. but ill check the trade out in a sec!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: I give this advice as a friend and not a competitor, besides it will take more than one good start for him to be picked up.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: i gotcha. But ya never know, those guys are fast in our league. As for the trade, id be willing to deal trumbo but im not getting stuck with puma. And it doesnt look like you can fit anyone in there to make it even, hitting wise.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezii: My case for Puma, he bats 3rd in Texas, is going to give you a good BA, to help offset others poor ones and should be a solid source of RBI’s and some good runs, he does sit in NL parks, but that allows you to use other guys in the Util, which I have always liked to do. I just have too many offensive pieces wasting away on the bench

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: thats a good case and i feel you on the bench bats.
                  My case for puma: hes like 50. If he doesnt break all the way, he’ll constantly be dinged up. its april so hes all good now but it wont be long before a dl trip. Then you got increased off days.. im straight on berkman man.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Prezii: you know he is DH’ing and the chances for injury are much lower. If it helps my case Rudy loves him this year

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate:im not doubting rudys or your knowledge, but thats just my opinion. Asdrubal got hurt fallin in the dugout.. madams pulled a love handle eating a smuggled in twinkie. Anything can happen…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Prezii: Puma might pull a hammy or dislocate a shoulder tying his cleats….point made.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezii: I sent another one over

  117. Long Bawls says:
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    Marmole? More like marmint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snizzap!

  118. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Mark Ellis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what Mrs. Ellis says… hey now!

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: streamed him in for the day (not long after dropping weeks)!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice…

  119. Tom says:
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    Starting Samardzija @CIN tomorrow? SON doesnt love him, $3.7…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  120. Project Merkin says:
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    Time for the Mooheecka chant!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Love it…

  121. Carlos says:
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    2 out save from Moojica feels like cheating

    • Project Merkin says:
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      @Carlos: That’s not the Mujica chant.

  122. Kid A says:
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    I like the show Ellis has been putting on recently and his spot in the order. Take him over Andrelton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: much obliged.

  123. SteveNZ says:
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    Shit, shit, shit. Wish I’d been quick enough to swap Holland out for David Robertson…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Still, own Price and Robertson in the RCL. Was a complete-game win, when all’s said and done…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  124. letsgobravos says:
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    The brothers Upton with solo jacks on back to back pitches. Nasty.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …and that’s J UPs second homer of the day. 11 homers and its April 23rd. That’s a pretty torrid pace. Grey, what’s your season projection on him for homers now?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos: …also, both homers are solos so that’s 11 homers and 15 RBIs on the year. Compare that with Phillips, who I have on the same team, who has 4 homers and 23 RBIs on the year. Braves need to start getting on base ahead of J UP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, reminds me of some of those Adam Dunn 40 homers, 90 RBIs years…

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: Then there’s Rizzo, w/6 HRs, 14 RBI, batting .178. That reminds me of the time my brain melted.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re good…

  125. targaryan says:
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    Upton bros. Back to back

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @targaryan: 2nd time in major league history that brothers have hit back to back homers. Last time was 1938. Pretty nuts.

  126. Huge Caulk says:
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    Give up on Victor Martinez yet?… worst catcher thus far…
    RussellmMartin, Cervelli vailable…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold V-Mart for now…

  127. SteveNZ says:
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    @ Nick The Podcast Host – Razzball Rugby!

  128. BigRedLatrine says:
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    I’ve watched enough, I have to say something.

    Joey Votto is my boy, but his edge is gone. Walking all the time doesn’t strike fear into the hearts of the opposition, it just makes you annoying. I want moon shots. Big boy swings.

    If Stella can get her groove back, can Joey Bats do the same?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, if he sleeps with Angela Bassett.

      • Project Merkin says:
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        Ha.

  129. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Like either of these trade proposals for my Segura? (15 team, keep 9)

    1.Give Segura/Bruce get Castro/Ethier
    2.Give Segura/2nd round pick get JoFernandez/Cozart/6th pick

    (I also have Rollins)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    Marmol with the Win and Gregg with the Save.

    I don’t know what to believe in anymore.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yes I do.

      I believe in Goldy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        AU SHIZZ!

      • chunk says:
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        @SteveNZ: Before the game I switched Goldy from my CI spot to my 1B spot to mix things up so you have me to thank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

  131. chunk says:
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    drop j fer for Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  132. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Pitching staff falling apart…Bumgarner and H Bailey have been solid, Maholm has been surprising (but I’m expecting the bottom to drop out sooner or later), Morrow has been awful, Niese is now hurt, Jo-Fer roofies every outing….

    If I could land Hamels for Zobrist or Frazier, should I do it? I have a feeling I’ll be countered with him looking for Longoria from me. That’s too much, right?

    Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Frazier’s fair…

  133. nightpandas says:
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    Catcher switch…Flowers out, who comes in? (15 team keeper)

    Gattis
    Mesoraco
    Avila
    Salty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  134. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Finally! Carter will get OF eligibility in E$PN

  135. chunk says:
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    Kipnis was dropped…. Drop Bcraw for him at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. EG says:
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    Gregg worth snagging?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… WTH…

  137. Aero says:
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    Jo-Fer, I hardly knew ya. Who should I pick up for him? Kendrick, Villanueva, Garza, Cashner, Tillman, Marcum, Vogelsong, Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  138. sange_da_man says:
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    My OF is pretty good (Bautista when he gets rolling, A. Jackson, Rios, Marte, Carlos Gomez, Gattis OF eligible, Eaton on DL)….looking to upgrade my IF…..better trade for me in ESPN H2H weekly points keeper league?

    Todd Frazier and Marte (rd 17 keeper next season) for David Wright
    or
    Frazier, Rios( rd. 13 keeper next year) and Eaton (rd 15 keeper) for Wright and Markakis (low K’s…it’s all about the positive points baby!!)

    2 keepers a team…..I’m keeping either Marte or Rios and still have Cingrani, A. Jackson, Gattis the White Bear, maybe Eaton as keepers all near rd 12 regardless….

    strategy thoughts….Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2nd trade…

  139. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    @Grey: Arcia or Colvin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip… Depends if Helton is DL’d late tonight… Colvin until tomorrow morning…

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: Thank you for such clarity–you da’ MAN!

  140. Duke says:
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    I know it’s still early but in a league where I’m 2nd in HR and 2nd to last in steals, would you trade Jed Lowrie for Jean Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    @Prezzi, I would dump Infante and grab Bettancourt

  142. Hoog says:
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    Gey! Could use some help. I saw you said to buy low on Pedroia earlier but i’m not sure what to do. I have altuve at second. What kind of hitter/pitcher would you pair with him to get pedroia? top 100?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy-ish

      • Hoog says:
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        @Grey: Cool. I’m thinking Morrow, but I might try to up it and get Greinke from him.

  143. L-Boogie says:
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    Ricky Weeks has been… well.. Rickie Weeks. Bench him and pick up the slightly hot schmotato-y Yuniesky Betancourt? I wouldn’t be dropping anyone of significance.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you like… Betancourt’s pretty lousy himself…

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: I don’t like. Oh, I really, really don’t like. But it’s looking like I must. It’s like a reverse Sophie’s Choice.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s hitting though. Just grabbed him in the RCL myself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice…

  144. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    oh, yeah, whats up Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chillin’, yo.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: that new track by Daft Punk makes you want to chill, no weed needed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t stopped listening to it in the last 2 days… For serious… Listening to it right now…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: you’re listening the shit out of that song

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t stopped in 2 days…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s driving me slightly crazy…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: combined with your usual crazy, see random italicized voice, tomorrow’s rundown should be a doozy

  145. Wendell Smith says:
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    Greystroke of genius…You laughed at LT (#51 in your programs) With his 20/40 Venable prediction…It lit fire under WV…I’m almost all in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  146. VegasJSS says:
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    Can’t wait anymore weeks for Weeks. Have to dump Rickey and would love an opinion on whom you would replace him with…I’m thinking either Didi or Ryan Roberts.. (I have Utley and Lowrie in my Ss and 2nd slots…need Ss/2nd).

    Use R, SB, HR, SLG, OBP and RBI

    Thanks in advance…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roberts

  147. SteveNZ says:
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    Time to come clean. I streamed Vargas in the RCL.

    Sweating on this Angel bullpen now…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oh for crying out loud. Why couldn’t I keep my effing mouth shut?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @SteveNZ: bloddy wanker!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: The only wankers are in that Angels bullpen. Oh, and Romine. Him too.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @SteveNZ: thats what I’m saying

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: An effing error and an effing fielder’s choice that didn’t result in an out.

        Effwits, the lot of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There it goes…

  148. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What are your thoughts on Nick Tepesch?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  149. jason batteiger says:
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    w. davis is getting dropped. either for
    1.valverde
    2.chuck newtown
    if those are waivered off first, is corbin better than davis, or just stick. I will NOT start him tomorrow at DET vs Scherzer. League’s first waiver day tonight.
    Also, should those of us with Benoit drop him yet, or wait to see if one quote is true. Wanna grab Colvin/Arcia/other upside, will drop immediately if i get Valverde.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva… Wait on Benoit…

  150. Sam says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Espinosa is killing me. Should I drop him for Seager, Asdrubal, or Pedro from Pittsburgh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Sam: i just looked at espinosa’s sick unlucky babip. Only 8 K’s going into today for less than half of his really bad k-rate from last year at it’s worst. If his balls in play were average (.300) he’d be hitting 255 right now.

  151. JMAC says:
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    3 pitchers tomorrow 10 team H2H sit/start

    Madison Bumgarner
    Andy Pettite
    Brandon Morrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Morrow…

  152. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn it. Sonavabenched by Robertson (Win) and now Hernandez (Hold) in the ol’ H2H today. So many relievers, too few spots to put them.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: robertson was on my bench as well, but only till cingrani actually qualifies as a starter. I really wish they would’ve openly canceled that detroit game before 6 central, as i could’ve played both robertson and machado today. Instead of benoit and a-jax.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: I actually tried to switch Holland out for Robertson, but I must have just been a matter of seconds too late…

  153. SteveNZ says:
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    Brandon Belt!

  154. jason batteiger says:
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    putz f’ed up again, letting BELT homer, pretty sad.

  155. SteveNZ says:
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    No way Goldy hits a walk-off jack here. No way…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oops.

      No way he hits a home run. Won’t happen…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: I tried…

  156. jason batteiger says:
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    another AB for Au shizz. so there’s that. after hitting 3-24 yesterday my team is now hitting 18-42 with 5 homers and 35 bases. WOW.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: can’t hit walk off on road.

  157. Eric W says:
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    Just got home from Coors field my boss so generously gifted me his season tickets to tonight’s game (sure this was because I am soooo great at my job and nothing to do with the fact the temp hovered around 25 degrees). Anyway I got to see Justin Upton hit a hr and B.J strike out so I thought my night was complete until I Snagged a foul ball of off the bat of no other than JOSH RUTLEDGE! bidding starts at $500 or if you are in my RCL it starts at Prince Fielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you serious? That’s awesome! Nice work… Start the bidding in tomorrow’s post… I say it goes for a’la Dr. Evil one million dollars…

      • Eric W says:
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        @Grey: The story differs slightly based on who you ask. I say I caught a blistering line drive headed right for my girlfriends head with nothing but my bare hands. She says it landed a couple rows behind us and I beat a 12 year old in a foot race to grab it.

  158. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow. Thought the Angels would have had to have got it done there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Angels got lucky, Angels got lucky, Angels got lucky…..

  159. joe says:
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    are you worried about Ryan Howard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  160. Steven says:
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    Do you sit Samardja in Cin?

    Thanks

  161. Matt says:
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    We keep five in my keeper league (11 teams). Our last-round pick can be kept for free next year as a second-to-last round pick.

    Our rosters have an N/A spot.

    I drafted Bundy, but he could be in for tommy john. Say he has TJ. He wont pitch in the bigs till at least 2015 and won’t be a top 55 player so wont even be a keeper.

    Guys I can pick up for the N/A spot now include:

    Rendon (when he gets sent down; i have him now)
    d arnaud
    skaggs
    k gibson
    a webster
    archer

    Obviously, I can stash bundy on my N/A spot next year as well but would have to give him up or keep him as a top 55 pick for 2015.

    Do I keep bundy or drop him for one of those others guys?

    Thanks

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @Matt: if he has TJ dump him I’d rather stash zunino cole taillon or Bogaerts than guys u listed

  162. alex says:
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    Best catcher rest of the year? Buck, Perez, lucroy, Arenciba, pierzynski. How would you rate these 5?

  163. Have been offered Wieters for League (Fieri/Perkins/Parnell other closers). He also has Carlos Santana and Estrada, would you trade league for either of these guys? I have Salvador Perez now.

  164. costaricanchata says:
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    5 minutes of advertisement time …. that’s a crap-ton .

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