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Nick came to Rudy and me with an idea for a show where we present a scenario for a fantasy team and through our sheer energy, not unlike the pantyhose, we come up with a solution for your team.  A team we do not know at all, but can sense is struggling.  We’re helping you, hermit, who lives in the basement of his mother’s house and is too shy to ask a question in the comments even if it’s completely anonymous.  In fact, we are slow clapping for you right now.  You can’t hear it, but it’s giving you the self-confidence you need to get a job at the local Dairy Queen and ask Cindy out on a date.  Not that Cindy!  She’d never date you!  I’m talking about the Cindy who should be more “proactive.”  We are not just saving fantasy teams here, we are saving lives!  On today’s show, we go over the trades I made to get David Price and Adrian Beltre.  I’m a trading fool!  But, most importantly, we touch on what you should do if you’re struggling in average (or Ks or power or saves or pitching ratios).  Guys that you can trade for to fix your teams.  If you don’t have time to listen to the podcast, here’s a quick algebraic equation for fantasy baseball trading.  Rudy also uses a word that no one knows, including him, but we’re playing a Five-Dollar Word drinking game and he’s trying to get me drunk.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball podcast (now with elucidation):

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  1. bees knees says:
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    so what are segura’s updated projections looking like?

    • Gonzo says:
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      Btw I dont like razzball…I love it…Could you rank this motley crue of middle infielders for me …Simmons. ..gregorious….infante….cozart….crawford

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks! Simmons, Didi, Cozart…

  2. Byron from Austin says:
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    good afternoon, Grey!

    gross question, sorry in advance: parker, slowey, zito, or david phelps as your last starter in 5×5? i have felix, greinke(soon), burnett, minor, cashner, santiago, beachy(dl). i guess the answer could be “none of the above”, but i’d feel better with another sp on my team.

    also, been holding ike davis all this time. deep mixed league, and i haven’t had to play him since papi came off the dl. keep him on the bench and see what happens come june, or grab profar or yelich? i feel like i’ll be waiting no matter what. no positional or stat needs, i’m in 1st place.

  3. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Trade Shelby miller (my #5) and lincecum (my # 6) starters for Kinsler? Hurts the depth of my rotation but its H2H and prado has been killing me at 2B… Thanks

    • Fried Fish Fan says:
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      @Fried Fish Fan: also who is the better waiver pick up phelps or teheran? You’re doing gods work man!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Phelps…Ha, no problem…

  4. The Dude says:
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    New iteration of the deal I threw out yesterday, which side?

    I send:
    Paul Goldshmidt, Chris Tillman, Zach Wheeler, Steve Cishek

    I receive:
    Carlos Gonzales, Matt Moore, Kyuji Fujikawa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeper? If not, I’d take CarGo…

      • The Dude says:
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        @Grey: Yes Keeper. 8 players no restrictions. There’s no way I keep anyone I’m sending save for Goldy. Here’s my other keepers:

        Cano
        Fielder
        Choo
        J. Hamilton
        Tulo
        Greinke
        A. Chapman

        I’ve also got Machado and Marte – who’ll garner some keeper consideration if they continue what they’re doing. I can’t see keeping Wheeler/Tillman even if they blow up like the Boston Marathon (too soon?).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then I’d take the other side…

          • The Dude says:
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            @Grey: Wow – that can only mean you think AuShizz is top 10 material for the foreseeable future. I can’t really argue with that, but I thought getting a perennial top 20 bat in CarGo would be enough to compensate.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Goldy’s gonna be locked into the top 12 for the next 5 years…

              • The Dude says:
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                @Grey: in Grey I trust – offer rejected…

                Now, if only Greinke comes back, dominates and beans Carlos Quinten in the head, all will be right in the world.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agreed

                • Prezii says:
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                  @The Dude: cant wait for that…

                  • chillmodious says:
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                    @Prezii: Co-signed.

  5. Evan Miller says:
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    I was offered Pujols for Kemp straight up in a 10 team 5×5. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Depends on position needs… I’d prolly lean slightly towards Kemp…

    • ShaunL says:
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      @Evan Miller: I’m not a fan of Pujoles this year. Nagging injuries concern me. I’ve had Plantar Faciatis and it HURTS! Feels like your tendon is going to tear off any minute. I would take Kemp.

  6. Nathan says:
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    Would you stream, Kennedy (vs. ATL) or Ogando (@OAK) tomorrow?

    Also, are you starting RYU @ ATL on Friday?

    Also also, do you like puppies??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando… Yup… Yup…

  7. Dough BOY says:
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    Does mccan look like a normal mccan season for the rest of the season? 15-18 hr and 285 avg, 825 ops? Trying to figure if I should trade Maurer and I picked up mccan off waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t say that’s normal for him… 17 homers, .260, looks about right…

  8. stynyr says:
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    Been offered Trumbo for Harvey.

    Cahill for Trumbo more like it?

    Also, is Cahill and Jennings for Rizzo too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey’s too much, Cahill’s too little… I’d take Rizzo…

  9. What is up with Either this year? I haven’t watched as much Scully Announced goodness as I should, but his numbers are completely underwhelming.

    Not much out there to exchange for him though in a 6×6 with OPS as an added category. Could rotate hot bats (Loney, Schierholtz, Para) or the guy I was looking at was Rasmus….uggh guess I will hold Either for now, but I am not excited…any idea when Wil Myers makes an appearance? Heard mixed ideas and I got a roster spot for him in a re-draft.

    Will check out the podcast now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ethier’s a 24 homer guy with some RBIs… He’s on that pace more or less… Hold Ethier…

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Shea Sera Sera: Also, he can’t hit lefties. Also also, every time a reporter brings up the fact that he “struggles against left-handed pitching,” Ethier generally walks out of the interview. I’ve seen it happen on three separate occasions.

      • @chillmodious: Thanks, yeah I have been platooning him for the most part with Dunn, which is scary in itself. Thought I would have a better AVG from him I guess…

        Thanks for the help fellas.

  10. chillmodious says:
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    Ugh, no Jay Bruce today. I guess Dusty decided that he was heating up too quickly and preferred a guy who is one letter removed from being either a Yutz or a Putz. Also, the Gnarlins are throwing Nolasco today–so I’m sure Dusty wanted to avoid that tricky Lefty batter vs. Righty pitcher matchup.

    Brucely, Bruce (stutterer!) should be playing today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  11. The Thumb says:
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    Stanton/Fowler or Bruce/Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: is it fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is

  12. smegma says:
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    Trade Peavy and A.Ram for Miggy? Don’t really need the trade but could upgrade batting with Miggy. What is the highest pitcher you would give with A.Ram to make the deal out of Bum, A.J. Burnett, Scherzer, Iwakuma? Also looking to drop bench bat to make room for Coco.

    Team:
    C: JP
    1: Goldy
    2: Pedroia
    ss: Rutledge
    3: Manny
    IF: Rizzo
    OF: J.Upton/McCutchen/C.Davis
    UT: Fowler
    B: A.Ram
    IR: Coco

    SP: Bum/Peavy/Scherzer/A.J.
    RP: Iwakuma/Cingrani
    B: Niese/Beckett/Santiago/Wilhemsen
    IR: Beachy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side, it’s not close…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum’s the only one you have a chance of getting Miggy with…

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: how about if it was Chris Davis instead of A.Ram?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More fair

  13. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I am seeing recommendations to buy low on Matt Kemp? Do you agree and if so, is Todd Frazier a good offer or too much?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @Mike: todd frazier will not get u kemp.

      • Gavin says:
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        @anarchy burger: I second that, and third that, and four thousand that.

        • Gareth says:
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          @Gavin: Trade GAVIN from this room for a bag of Balls.

          • Gavin says:
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            @Gareth: Easy kitty. You’re meowing up the wrong tree.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Gavin: YOU AINT GONNA HIT EM!

              • Gavin says:
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                @Prezii: You don’t hit cats, you kick ‘em!

                • Gareth says:
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                  @Gavin: Animal Cruelty is no Joke Dumbass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier is too little, but can try…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – I still may try.

        Frazier may be too little – though Kemp is not doing much. Here are the 1Bs on my team:

        Joey Votto
        Paul Goldschmidt
        Prince Fielder
        Todd Frazier

        Which is the best low-ball offer for a Kemp?

        Thanks…

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no low ball offers amongst those guys…

  14. Gareth says:
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    Some Scenarios:

    1) I get Kemp, Zobrist
    I give Gardner, Swisher, Weeks, Street, Jaime Garcia / Homer Bailey or Alex Cobb

    2) I get Zobrist
    I give Street, Weeks, maybe Gardner

    3) I get Zobrist
    I give Asdrubal, Weeks

    4) I get Kemp
    I give Swisher, Street, Gardner

    5) I get Kemp, Zobrist
    I give Street, Weeks, Swisher, Gardner, Asdrubal.

    6) I get Zobrist, Kemp, Encarcion
    I give Swisher, Gardner, Street, Bailey, Garcia, Weeks, asdrubal.

    Ultimately I really would like Kemp as my Utility / Outfielder over Swisher / Gardner.

    I like Zobrist over Ricky Weeks at second.

    You think of any appropriate packages?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 or 3 might work… You’re not getting Kemp with these offers…

  15. Ollie says:
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    Selling high on Harvey on one of my leagues and I got back Verlander and Brandon Moss for Alex Gordon and Harvey. I really like Gordon, but I’m not sure how I could justify giving up a chance at Verlander. Here’s the rest of my lineup:

    C: Ellis
    1B: Loney
    2B: Zobrist
    3B: Zimmerman
    SS: Rutledge
    OF: Choo, Bautista, Gordon
    UT: Victorino
    BN: Joyce, Moreland
    DL: Jackson

    My offense isn’t the best, but I think, given my outfield depth, I could stand to trade away Gordon even though I have a boner for him.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade is just fair… It’s Harvey and Gordon for Verlander…

      • Ollie says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I’m thinking. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H Keeper (keep 5). My offense is turrible, especially with AJax and Stanton on the DL. I’m currently rocking an OF of Jones, McLouth, and Arcia. Hicks is available. Do I lose Espinosa for him since I need some bodies? I know you love Espinosa, but dear God he’s been shit.

    Also, who wins these trades:

    A. Lawrie, Frazier, Espinosa, Price
    B. Goldy, BJ, Kasmir

    A. Rizzo
    B. Price

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it… A…B but depends on needs…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: if I need offense and have a decent rotation now, would you go with the Goldy side or the Rizzo side in either trade?

  17. Ed says:
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    Morneau or Ryan Howard? Pedro Alvarez still in that Ike Davis/Dan Uggla category? Why isn’t there a term for guys like Ike Davis, Pedro Alvarez, Dan Uggla that are too good to drop but kill you early on so you just keep sitting on them waiting for the potential to play out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard… There should be a name, I’m all ears…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Turdle Heads. They randomly poke out and remind you that relief may soon come, but it’s a struggle every step of the way–and as nice as it feels when they finally break out, it’s a fleeting pleasure and you’ve still got a lingering headache from the strain along the way.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @chillmodious: HAHAHA! I like it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Turdle heads is a funny name, but does it really capture them… I’m not sure… Will run it by Rudy though…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: I get what you’re saying. The more I think about it, though, the more it seems to work.

            In the form of a Q & A:

            Q: What is a “Turdle Head” in fantasy baseball?

            A: It is a hitter that once showed great promise and will randomly poke out and remind you that relief may soon come, but it’s a struggle every step of the way–and as nice as it feels when they finally break out, it’s a fleeting pleasure and you’ve still got a lingering headache from the strain along the way.

            Q: You mean like Pedro Alvarez?

            A: Why yes, yes I do!

            • Grey

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              To break it down, a turtle head never showed promise… It showed potential relief… Then these guys do eventually come around and it’s not necessarily fleeting… I’m not fully against it, I’m just not sure it 100% works… It is funny though…

              • chillmodious says:
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                @Grey: True that on the breakdown… I suppose there’s an implicit leap that must be made: in order to show potential relief, there has to be some track record of promise or success that went downhill. Otherwise you’re just hoping to get lucky. Which is the difference between a regular ol’ flier (this Lutz character that just showed up) and a turdle head (an Uggla/Alvarez/Ike).

                • Grey

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                  Agreed, there’s something there, just not sure turdlehead is it…

                  • Dave says:
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                    turdleheads not bad. I feel like Rickie Weeks should be involved since he always seems to be on somebody’s bench waiting for him to actually…you know, not suck. Probably not good enough, but the best I can think of is “week spot.”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, don’t think it’s better…

                    • Furious says:
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                      @Dave: How about NPH’s? Big child star then disappeared for a while only to come back huge on How I Met Your Mother.

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    Different league. Also keeper, but we have one franchise player who is kept permanently, the rest have three year limits. Who wins this deal:

    A. Prince, A.Jones
    B. Goldy, CarGo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  19. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. assuming all goes ok with garza’s next rehab start, i need to drop someone from my team to make room for him. who do you think? didi (hes on my bench behind rutledge), gausman, cashner or santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  20. malamoney says:
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    What the hell do I do with BJ Upton??? Would like to punch him the face right now.

    Can you rank the following outfielders for a H2H points league:

    BJ Upton, Reddick, Ethier, De Aza, Cain and Gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, De Aza, Cain

  21. henncoop says:
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    Drop Stubbs for possible waiver picks of Venable, I Suzuki, Arcia, or Belt or a free agent Seth Smith??
    !st overall & in overall hitting 2nd in SBs & HRs ; 3rd in BA & runs & 1st in “ribbies”

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: also have Dirks but I figure hang on while he is hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  22. daniel says:
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    would you trade cano for kinsler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  23. Schizer says:
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    Bautista/Cashner for Kemp/Dickey. Which side? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  24. Eric W says:
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    Nothing makes the 2 girls who car pool to work with me happier than razzball podcast tuesday!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Eric W: hit the seat warmers and you have pre heated the oven, my friend.

      • Eric W says:
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        @Prezii: Ha, I personally like to think I am just one Grey song away from sealing the deal. So basically what I am saying is please work a barry white fantasy baseball parody song in to next weeks show

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  25. Luyang Gai says:
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    Desmond/J. Henderson for Granderson? I’d be getting Granderson. Already have Zobrist for 2B/SS, and Aaron Hill on DL. Also still have 3 closers if Henderson gets traded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… I like Jennings still…

  26. ryan says:
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    Why would you prefer D. Hernandez to D. Robertson in a league that scores S+H? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: grey, notice his question was why, he already assumed you’d pick hernandez. First time i’ve ever seen a question that simple that was a why question?

  27. Prezii says:
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    Yo steve! I paged STON for an outfielder last night… If hes not too busy gettin plastered and diddling the ladies, tell him to get back to me.. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  28. I just dropped Ike Davis…he was just dead weight..enough is enough.

    • @Elijah:

      Leading my RCL league in moves too, sweet!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Me too!

        • @Grey:

          I’m at 34. I’d guess you have about 2x as many.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  29. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Grey,
    When I said that Segura is the new Starlin Castro I didn’t realize I was selling Segura short!

    5×5 categories league: For the short term (and maybe longer) do you prefer Konerko or Belt at a corner spot?

    Weeks or Gyorko as a starting 2B?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Konerko… Gyorko…

  30. quimmy says:
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    Dear Grey,

    I miss you. We should get together and play Game of Thrones. I can be the Nights Watch and you can be the White Walkers. Cool? Now that we have gotten that out of the way, in an OBP league, do you like my Pedroia and Maholm for his Shelby Miller and Anibal Sanchez?

    Sincerely,
    quimmy

    P.S. Are you watching Game of Thrones? Its fn epic

  31. chris says:
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    ok so people in my league have dropped miguel montero, laroche, a hill.. i have bj upton, when do i dump him? this is a keeper league. arcia look better then the players above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia over Montero… Hold Upton…

  32. Uh. Umm. Uh. Um. Razzball Umcast.

    Archie Bradley Love all around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  33. Steve says:
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    You’d trade away Choo and Jennings to get Votto, right? 14 team, h2h, avg and OBP…

    Not saying he’d go for it, of course…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Rest of my team:

      Perez
      Goldy
      Rutledge
      Gordon
      Braun
      Span
      J Up
      Choo
      Jennings
      Lowrie
      Reddick

      • Prezii says:
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        @Steve: fine then Steve! You arent coming to my bar mitzvah anymore…

        • Steve says:
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          @Prezii: You talking about STON? Check the last post…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Steve: Oops, my fault!

            *hands back invite*

          • Prezii says:
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            @Steve: thanks steve! But those arent guys i can pick up off the wire.. :( STON = broken for this week

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Prezii: I’m afraid Nava is about all I can offer. Gardner? Arenado?

              • Prezii says:
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                @SteveNZ: gardner is out there buttt… Not even STON can make that happen. Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  34. kalone says:
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    Would you trade for Dickey at this point? Another guy wants a mid-round pick in next year’s draft. 16-team, 5-keeper league. I have:

    Felix Hernandez
    Homer Bailey
    AJ Burnett
    Phil Hughes
    Jose Quintana
    Bartolo Colon
    David Phelps

    I could use pitching help, although my staff has been over performing. I’d have to drop one to take Dickey, too. Colon or Phelps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for him… Burnett or Bailey is fair… Colon is the drop…

      • kalone says:
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        @Grey: Safe to assume Colon is always the drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • kalone says:
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            @Grey: Thanks again!

  35. Keith

    tomscuba2004 says:
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    Use Castro or Kendrik to go after Rutlege and an outfield upgrade? Rate Rut<Kendrik<Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick… Castro, Rutledge…

      • Keith

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        Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. Matthew says:
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    Grey,

    I love Harvey and am trying to take your advice by selling high on him, can’t get anything.

    Tier of guys I’ve tried

    Strasburg, Darvish, Price.Felix, Kershaw, Verlander.

    Not happening. What other guys would you take.

    Moore? J Zimmerman? Latos? Gio? Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Zimmermann, Gio, Wainwright, Latos…In that order…

      • Matthew says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  37. Jacks says:
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    What do you think Votto’s final line will be? I’m thinking it might be kind of anemic: .315/21/85 … Sean Casey-ish. I think he’s got a real OCD/overthinking problem that has frustrated and sapped his power potential. He’s not looking to drive a ball, his mind is too busy deciding if the pitch is a strike or not because he hates swinging at non-strikes more than he likes hitting home runs. No, I’m not in his mind, but I watch him a lot and read interviews ….

    He’s my franchise player, long term cheap keeper, and I likely would have won my league last year if I had traded him for 2 aces as I was offered (but little did I know he was gonna get hurt) …. but now I’m wondering if I should pursue a trade. What kind of value should I insist on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Projections are in the rankings, I don’t think Votto will only hut 21 homers…

      • @Grey:

        I still have Goldy over Votto ROTS.

  38. MattTruss223 says:
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    In my points league where it’s sadistic and Wins=7 / Loses = -7. Oh and we can only start 1 SP. Would throw Matt Moore vs. John lackey and the Sawx or Homer Bailey vs. Nolasco and the MIAAA Marlins? I’ve swapped them each in out at least a dozen times today. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  39. Ron says:
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    Side A: Cano and Fister
    Side B: A. Gordon, M. Carpenter and Moore

    Which Side you taking?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Ron: B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B, but it’s fair… Depends on other factors…

  40. Dan says:
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    Lincecum, Kennedy or Maholm ROS?

    Jesus, Miguel, Ruiz, or JP Arencibia ROS?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maholm… JP… No problem

  41. Frank Grimes says:
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    thoughts on streaming Hughes next week @Bal @TB?
    H2H weekly points 12 Team
    Would you offer kemp for strasburg? my staff is Zim Shark Cobb Ryu Tillman Corbin Wheeler few other streamers.
    I’d start Jennngs every week in place of Kemp. We keep 3 in this league so I be losing him but thanks to your sweet mustache I have the golden shizz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t stream Hughes… I’d take Strasburg…

  42. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    would you trade Berkman for McCann, I have Sal perez and the other guy has McCann in his utility and Konerko at CI. This was the league you told me to drop McCann last week and to hold on to Perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McCann…

  43. Matthew says:
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    Follow up:

    Would you do something like my Stanton/Harvey for his J Zimmermann/Gordon?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  44. OaktownSteve says:
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    Do you ever trip out, Albright, on the Razzball phenomenon? Like this giant hive mind art project that revives itself everyday. It’s got it’s own argot and a cast of thousands. I hope some distant future archivist combs through these pages as part of a doctoral thesis studying the habits of the extinct hominids of the Cenozoic Era, Quarternary Period, Holocene Epoch. And imagine the unbelievable number of Razzballesque sub-cultures proliferating on the internet. Buzz hive mind, buzz.

    I have Bailey v MIA, Peavy v Minnehaha and Fister v Lastros. How should I feel? Don’t answer that; I know how to feel myself. Wait…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: the Razzball lifestyle…it’s not just a fantasy site

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        The volume of information encoded in the round up pop references alone is like a compendium of Late-American Empire culture.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I like your acknowledgement of the decline of our civilization….like it was ever high

          • JoeC says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Meh. It’s not foreordained to be a decline into irrelevance. There likely will be some more peaks before that eventual valley.

            Hopefully by then we will have formed the United American Moon Colonies or some such!

      • Prezii says:
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        were like the Mayans of fantasy baseball.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Prezii: no, not even close

          • Prezii says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: darn…. Sorry i failed all history classes!

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Prezii: we know, you were the class clown, stick to your dick and fart jokes

              • Prezii says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: your teams are dick and you love the smell of greys farts…

                • JoeC says:
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                  @Prezii: It all goes back to something my grandmother told me when I was a kid. “Holden,” she said, “the big bucks are in dick and fart jokes.” She was a church goer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Occasionally, I’ll have my mind blown with stuff like when a friend’s co-worker is crazy into Razzball randomly or one of my mom patients will say to her, “I love Razzball!” Nice starters for tonight…

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: And to think, it all started with a bottle of Cheez-Whiz, a 12-pack of Mission burrito-size tortillas, and two boys from two very different worlds, but with the same dream.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s us! Wait, is it us?

          • JoeC says:
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            @Grey: Damn your philosophy!

  45. Bernie Brewer says:
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    My attempts at landing Strasburg didn’t pan out, but I just got an offer of C. Lee for A. Jones. (I guess when you put Jones on the trading block, you’re going to get some interested parties).

    Here’s my squad (15 team 5×5 roto – 3 OF, 1 UTIL, 1250 IP limit):
    HITTERS: Wieters, G. Jones, Cano, Rollins, Longoria, Jones, Marte, McLouth, Zobrist (BENCH: S. Perez, I. Davis, Heyward)
    PITCHERS: Hamels, Bumgarner, Morrow, Maholm, Bailey, Hughes, Tillman, Grilli, League (DL: Beachy).

    I’m in 3rd overall (1st in R, 2nd HR, 2nd RBI, 3rd SB, 6th BA <- not bad hitting stats; 13th in W, 3rd SV, 10th K, 7th ERA, 10th WHIP <-lousy pitching stats).

    So, that's why I've been shopping for another ace SP. Is Lee for Jones a good swap for me? Aim higher? Don't trade Jones? Try to improve 1B instead (since G. Jones and I. Davis aren't good!)?

    Appreciate any help you can give me!! Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a fair swap, you don’t need Lee as much as you need Jones…

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the advice, I’ll continue to explore.

        On a different note, should I drop one of my back-end SP ( Hughes, Tillman) to grab Wheeler now? Wait a bit? Which one should go?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler’s hurt… Hold off…

  46. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    If i’m trying to buy low on kemp who would you pair with Ryan Howard ( guy needs some serious power help and CI) McCloth, Markakis, Saunders?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of those OFs are gonna get it done, but I’d offer any or all of them…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: it’s a tough situation, the guy has a TON of pitching and we both have OF issues

  47. Babs says:
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    I just offered Jennings for Kemp, in a points league. Could also possibly do Choo… Is Kemp worth a buy low, or am I just buying a player who will be prone to injuries through the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp for Jennings…

    • Gavin says:
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      @Babs: If you read the comments over the last couple of days, you’d see “yes” Kemp is a buy-low. And you’ll also see all the low ball offers being asked about that aren’t getting it done. *See Gareth

      • Gareth says:
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        @Gavin: I haven’t sent any offers.

  48. Greyismyhero says:
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    Trade help please, 12 tm H2H…I need SP bad, SP in shambles, still battling though in 4th place due to my hitting. I can trade either Perkins, Frieri for L .Lynn. Im hesistant though because I win saves almost every week. I also have Mujica. My SP’s are:

    Morrow
    Smard
    Bailey
    Miley
    Cahill
    Milone

    Do I pull the trigger to get Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Frieri for Lynn…

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!!!

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      Forogot to ask If I pull trigger which RP would you trade?

  49. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    12 team keeper league, wheeler and Dom Brown were just dropped and set to clear waivers tomorrow. Also have Brett Anderson coming off the DL possibly this weekend. Should all three be added to my active roster? If so, what three players do you drop?

    Billy Hamilton
    Hosmer
    Victorino
    Tillman
    Cashner
    Lincecum
    D-Her
    Papa Grande

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner, Hamilton for Brown and Wheeler…

  50. Would you recommend dropping either of Cingrani (eventual demotion?) or Cashner (home streamer?) for a returning Brett Anderson (ranked so high in March!)?

    Oh, and term for holding onto players that are too good to drop but kill you early on, so you just keep sitting on them waiting for the potential to play out could potentially be a VIRGINVESTMENT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t… Virginvestment doesn’t make me giggle…

  51. Later Tater says:
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    hi grey

    asking this while podcast downloading

    std yahoo 12 team mixed 5×5 h2h league

    i have arenado as a #2 bench bat/batty call

    team ok, 2d pl, no big holes

    drop arenado for wheeler? if so, too soon to get wheeler now?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  52. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Yoenis Cespedes back in the starting lineup tonight after being removed last night in the 5th inning with a ‘stomach illness’. Confirmed: Yo Anus had mudbutt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  53. South Philly Shark says:
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    Who wins:

    A) Strasburg & Cargo

    for

    B) Segura, gordon, buchholz, shelby miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller…

      • South Philly Shark says:
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        @Grey: Really?! you giving up on stras or you think miller is that good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s close, but you’re getting more than just Miller… You’re getting a top 5 SS, a top 10 OF and two potential top 30 starters…

          • South Philly Shark says:
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            @Grey: I’m gonna have to show you my whole team on this one. Obviously I’m Team B in the above deal:

            Here’s my team:

            C: Carlos Ruiz
            1b: Adrian Gonzalez
            2b: Zobrist
            3b: Arenado/Frazier (based on matchups)
            ss: Starlin
            LF: Gordon
            CF: Mccutchen
            RF: Justin Upton
            UTIL: Carl Crawford
            UTIL: Segura

            Bench: Garret Jones
            DL: Corey Hart

            SP: Buchholz
            SP: Zimmerman
            SP: AJ Burnett
            SP: Shelby Miller
            RP: Glen Perkins
            RP: Mariano

            Bench: Ryu
            Bench: Dempster
            Bench: Zach Wheeler

            Thanks man I really appreciate it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @South Philly Shark: Yeah, it did make a difference seeing your team… I can see taking A now, but I’d take Segura and Buccholz and try to get Wright, Zimmerman or another top 3rd baseman… Your OF is already stacked…

              • South Philly Shark says:
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                @Grey: Hah.. I traded zimmerman and freeman to get Shelby and Gonzo. Gonna have to think hard on this one…I just want to load up on 1st rounders.. thanks for the advice bud

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • South Philly Shark says:
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                    @Grey: one last thing. is cargos name value > actual value?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He got his name value because he can produce… He can also get injured, Strasburg might be hiding an injury and then you get nothing for four top players…

  54. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    I got offered his Napoli and ass dribble Cabrera for my alcedes Escobar, vmart and Frazier. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  55. Hondo says:
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    It appears that a six pack of 8% Dogfishhead leads one to do things like drop Lowrie for Stephen Drew.Any chance this wasn’t a total(insert foul word of choice here)?Should I hold,grab Simmons or Gordon or crawl back on my knees to Jed and beg his forgiveness when he clears waivers?Also have Rutledge.

  56. Evil Grey says:
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    I’d grab Simmons for the interim.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Evil Grey:

      What does EvilGrey’s twin Grey The Good say?

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Hondo: You can wait for Grey The Good, but don’t wait for him to tell you not to hold onto Drew.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Evil Grey: Dont answer this guys questions… He doesnt appreciate a variety of answers, only greys. Cuz were all on this site daily and have no clue about baseball…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Prezii:

        Actually,I appreciate any input.Sorry to be such a bother.

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Prezii: Cheers.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Prezii: What’s this “base ball” you speak of?

  57. costaricanchata says:
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    must be my favorite time of the year ===> chump-dump season is finally here !!

    on a related/unrelated note …. can we get a poll of all razzballers who have actually
    traded miggy off of their teams ?
    am guessing the list is quite small .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s here in a big way… De Aza, Ryu and Saunders for Votto?

    • Hondo says:
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      @costaricanchata:
      I picked up Bruce off waivers yesterday.Go figure.

  58. SteveNZ says:
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    Braun and Jennings both good to go tonight…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice on Jennings…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Given that I have Gordon for speed, should I start Jennings or Arcia today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arcia

      • Frank Grimes says:
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        @Grey: doh and I sat him this week fearing the dreaded zero
        damn weekly line ups!
        Someone just dropped Aoki after a trade went down meanwhile I somehow holding onto BJ would you use the waiver for a swap or wait BJs slump out?

        to follow up I wouldn’t trade kemp for less than 1st/2nd round value I offered him for Yu, Stras, JV or Kershaw…any other pitcher I’m leaving out?

        • Frank Grimes says:
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          @Frank Grimes: Wheeler scratched from next start
          not cuz he is getting called to the bigs but he is visiting the doctor instead

          “It’s kind of an odd area,” John Ricco said about clavicle issue with Zack Wheeler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could see going to Aoki… F-Her…

  59. costaricanchata says:
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    went to check on my espn line-up .
    here’s what i got (i did not get in) :

    “get BeanAccessor . invalid bean ”

    invalid bean ?
    omg .
    what to do ?
    never had an invalid bean before .

    @ Grey :
    do you validate beans ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t, never finished the course in validating beans…

    • JoeC says:
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      @costaricanchata: Ah, yeah, Java Beans! I could work at ESPN! Awesome!

      Maybe me and Matt Berry could go cruisin’ for chicks together. With his good looks, full head of hair and Athena-like intelligence, I suppose I will be relegated to wingman. Sigh. I’m the Goose to his Maverick!

  60. crock says:
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    Thinking of trying to trade for Kemp. Would you try and trade any or all of the following for Kemp straight up? I may kick in Gardner too just to get rid of him for streaming purposes:

    A. Ryan Zimmerman (got Longo and Arenado for 3b)
    B. Holiday
    C.
    D. Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do B and A…In that order…

  61. SteveNZ says:
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    Think ESPN got some issues, yo.

    Can’t get in on PC or phone…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: They back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s crapping out…

  62. One Man Crusade says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on Segura’s value in a keeper league. As expected, the offers are rolling in right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 4 round value…

  63. The Dude says:
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    ROS Bruce or Hamilton (OBP league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  64. SteveNZ says:
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    Going against the SON today in the RCL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON is in your league?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, he streams every start…

        Starting Correia at home against the crappy White Sox. SON hates it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it doesn’t sound terrible…

  65. Warren says:
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    Gonna go after the Cano owner with Kipnis’ recent hot streak.

    Kipnis and Cliff Lee decent offer? Could throw Choo in if he declines or is that an overpay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kipnis and Lee for Cano… It’s fair… Choo’s a bit much…

      • Warren says:
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        @Grey: cool, thanks Grey. Offered Kipnis and Ryu to start, will negotiate from there…

  66. booya says:
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    Would you start Dickey tonight vs SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  67. Some Kid from Some City says:
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    I have Zobrist but im using Segura at SS and Pedroia at 2B with zobrist in the OF thanks to Stanton would either of these trades be accepted if i offered them if not what should i expect in return for Zobrist in terms of a outfielder

    A. Zobrist for Adrian Gonzalez
    B. Zobrist for Granderson
    C. Zobrist for Heyward

    • Some Kid from Some City says:
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      @Some Kid from Some City: forgot its a H2H points league that doesnt count strikeouts for hitters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what trades will be accepted, but they’re all good for you except B… I’d take Heyward first…

  68. herschel says:
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    @Grey: trying to trade my pujols plus someone else for votto (roto redraft). what level sp would i need to throw in to get votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A Corbin type perhaps…

  69. Huge Caulk says:
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    Konerko out second straight night…has to be some kind of injury right?

    Anyway, start Ichiro vs Felix Hernandez or Yuni B vs Jeff Locke in Konerkos place?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe he tweaked something… Yuni

  70. SteveNZ says:
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    Bruce taking a seat tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  71. Gareth says:
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    Who Sits for Granderson tonight?

    • dk says:
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      @Gareth: Hafner tonight – Wells at DH

  72. dk says:
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    Rank ROS: Arcia, Paredes, Gregorius

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Didi…None of these guys are ROS players…

      • dk says:
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        @Grey: In a deep league with 480 players rostered where free agent pickups cost real-world money, is Arcia worth adding? Would be rotating him with the likes of BMoss, EYJr, & Leonys based on weekly matchups (or hot schmotatoness) in the last 1 or 2 starting spots on my roster.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, over Leonys

  73. Gareth says:
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    Looks Like Hafner is the fall guy tonight.

    New York Yankees:
    1. CF: Brett Gardner
    2. 2B: Robinson Cano
    3. DH: Vernon Wells
    4. LF: Curtis Granderson
    5. 1B: Lyle Overbay
    6. SS: Jayson Nix
    7. RF: Ichiro Suzuki
    8. 3B: Chris Nelson
    9. C: Austin Romine
    SP: CC Sabathia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hafner’s hurt

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Shock Horror!

  74. Gareth says:
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    The Yankees are now strangely benifitting from their weaknesses as each DL guy returns. It seems with every guy that comes back, be it Granderson or Pineda, it’s like they are basically adding a Top Free Agent to a first place ball club.

    How have they stayed afloat with the likes of Lyle Overbay, Jason Nix, Vernon Wells, Travis Hafner, Chris Nelson, Brennan Boesch ect ect? It Boggles the mind.

    If they win that Division, Girardi and Cashman have to be GM and manger of the year, right?

    I hate the Yankees by the way, and hate saying all of the above.

  75. Gareth says:
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    Big Tribe fan by the way.

    Hey grey,

    With the emergence of Kazmir and McCallister as well as the Improvements made by Jiminez (small) and Masterson (large), as well as a decent pitching talent in AAA awaiting a call (Carrasco and Bauer).

    Do you think the Indians odds have improved some?

    Pitching was the big issue after all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than they were in March… They can’t compete with the Tigers…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: I totally agree. The Tigers will be top.

        I’m just hoping they’re in the running all summer to snag a Wild Card spot. Maybe they do a mid season trade for Garza to keep giving them a chance at that.

        Its been a rough stretch as an Indians fan so I’m enjoying this. They are fun to watch this year. Hopefully extensions for Kipnis, Brantley, Masterson and possibly Reynolds are in the works.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think Garza’s going to put them over the top…

          • gareth says:
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            @Grey: let me deam moustache d one, let me dream.

  76. slojup says:
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    C Davis for Stanton and Reed – which side ya got? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  77. Tom says:
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    With the wheeler injury news, do you still think he’s a better stash than beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, though I would like to hear more on Wheeler’s injury…

  78. Juice_0321 says:
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    Donaldson or Reynolds tonight in an OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  79. SteveNZ says:
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    Is Ike usable in a 10-team league anymore?

    Problem is, I’ve traded away Votto…

    Notables on the wire:

    Konerko
    LaRoche
    Carter
    Kendrys
    Overbay
    Lind

    LaRoche is probably the best, but he Ks a ton and we count those…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with the hot hand, which is Lind by a slim margin…

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Veras for Madson? I’ve got Wilhelmsen, Mujica, and Bailey, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  81. David says:
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    Could use SP help.

    received this offer:

    Bruce and G. Holland for Anibal Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce…

      • David says:
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        @Grey:

        Appreciate the advice.

        How would you feel if he threw in Kyle Kendrick along with Sanchez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @David: How deep is the league? How badly do you need SPs?

          • David says:
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            @Grey:

            12 team league. Pitching stats : K, QS, SV, ERA, and WHIP.

            C: Buck
            1B: Goldschmidt
            2B: Cano
            3B: A. Ramirez
            SS: Simmons
            2B/SS: Zobrist
            1B/3B: Encarnacion
            CF: Fowler
            OF: Prado, Bruce, Pence, Victorino
            UTIL: Infante

            SPs: Verlander, Cain, Dickey, Maholm, Chen, W. Rodriguez, Griffin, Slowey, Locke, and Zito.

            I’m top 3 in all batting categories, but bottom third in Ks, ERA, and WHIP.

            Really appreciate any advice and love the site.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @David: Thanks! Your pitching will turn around and your OF needs Bruce more than you need Anibal… I’d hold…

              • David says:
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                @Grey:

                Offer declined. Thanks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  82. mark says:
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    BJ Upton was just dropped to waivers in my 12 team, mixed, keeper, points league.
    I have a fairly high waiver pick an am considering grabbing him even though he has been utter crap.
    Is he worth using my waiver pick (#4 out of 12)?
    On the topic, are any studs coming up this summer that I might wish to hold out for? (Myers, Taveras, Yelich,, etc are all already in)

    Who is this year’s Matt harvey that may not already be in the field of play? (I understand leagues are different in terms of the NA players that are put in)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him… Myers… Wheeler…

    • mark says:
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      Maybe Archie Bradley is worth waiting for? He’s not yet in our league…

      • mark says:
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        Myers and Wheeler already in…(Yahoo league)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @mark: Prolly not up until September at the earliest…

  83. Gareth says:
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    Hey SteveNZ.

    I just got the 25th anniversary Edition of Willow on Blu ray and am watching it today. Seeing the Remarkables and the Queenstown vistas in the background is making me miss living in New Zealand.

    Its a remarkable Country!

      • Gareth says:
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        @Elijah: Met my American Wife when she was vacationing in New Zealand. She lived there with me for 2 years. Now I’m in the States. However its Cleveland. It’s Kind of like going from the Shire to Mordor.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Gareth: Wowza. You must relocate. Cleveland is a city of the dead!

          How in the hell do you survive those winters? I live in Seattle, the eternally grey and damp place, but I still weep for you. :)

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Gareth: It’s a great part of the country – that’s for sure.

  84. Indians manager Terry Francona said Mark Reynolds “will get the majority of the time at third” base following the demotion of Lonnie Chisenhall.

    Extra Donkey-Value!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • Gareth says:
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      @Elijah: Personally I’d rather see Aviles or Raburn there. as Reynolds seems to be in a groove DHing with Occasional work at first base.

      Making errors may get in his head and have a negative effect on him at the plate. I I hear he has an Iron Glove at the Hot Corner.

      • @Gareth:

        He does try so very hard…

  85. Zack Greinke (collarbone) will be activated from the disabled list to start on Wednesday against the Nationals.

    I don’t own him so I hope he’s terrible. *ducks various thrown objects*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May Carlos Quentin charge you in your sleep.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Elijah: quentin got the news and roid raged a homer…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He would have to mess with my Tillman now…

        • Prezii says:
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          @Grey: Quentin has hurt me SO many ways this year!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He’s a bad person… Tomorrow, we get our revenge!

  86. Charles says:
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    Leaving on a high note! Got goosebumps from the return of the Theme Song outro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  87. Gareth says:
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    Love the Indians position player flexibility this year. First time the lineup has had depth and balance in a long while.

    I still have nightmares of them trotting out Johnny Damon, Shelley Duncan, Brent Lillibridge and numerous others on a regular basis last season. And all those Left handed hitters! What a disaster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, compared to the guys you mention, it was hard to do worse…

  88. Robert says:
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    my Matt Harvey for his Adam Jones. Yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones

  89. artie says:
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    Thoughts on this deal (holds league so Burton is valuable):

    Prado/Holliday

    Burton/McCutchen

    *Espinosa is 2B and killing me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prado hasn’t been much better… I’d take McCutchen

  90. Oppo Taco says:
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    hey Grey, I have an empty bench spot on my team available and was wondering what the best pick up would be….All options listed would be used as depth (my OF is loaded and we can only use 2 RP in our league) notable Guys available are Dom Brown, Ryan Madson, Rickie’s Weak, Josh Willingham. Leaning toward Madson, but we also have a limit on our moves. My RP’s are Street and Holland, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  91. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hey grey, notice that cozart’s avg is coming up and if one adjusted for neutral babip he’d be hitting around .260 now. How much longer till he’s more useful than espinosa as a rollins backup in a 10 team h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Espinosa

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: tell you what, if/when espinosa comes back, gets crazy hot and useful, many, many people will be in here thanking you and will have no one else to blame for that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  92. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    it appears he projects to be beat by espinosa only in steals. my 2nd and ss spots are rollins/gyorko with espinosa as backup to both until hill comes back. need to clear spot when hill comes back as well.

  93. SteveNZ says:
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    Looks like the Yuni-Bet party might be over. The lights have come on and that girl doesn’t look so hot all of a sudden.

    Was fun while it lasted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be… Happy about it since I don’t own him…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Well, Jack and I do. You could at least be sad for us.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh… Mea culpa…

  94. SteveNZ says:
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    Adam Dunn? Really?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Dayenu! Uh…Sonavabench!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: Scant consolation!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: all he does is hit homers, when he’s useful (he he)

  95. goodfold2 says:
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    rutledge with 2 on and no outs, lets GO

  96. goodfold2 says:
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    helton’s slow ass couldn’t get home on a single to left field from 2nd. eck. molasses causes rbi dearth read his tombstone

  97. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Joyce. Clearly just waiting for me to drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy saw it live… He’s in Tampa tonight…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: he was on the catwalk…

  98. goodfold2 says:
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    both cashner and dickey looking good tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not bad…

  99. jason batteiger says:
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    8/15th of felix’s outs so far are k’s, but his k rate is getting screwed by double plays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Someone pull the defense!

  100. Jon says:
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    Rios+Peavy or Marte+Bumgarner in a deep keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum side, not really that close…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: what if it was Kemp instead of Rios?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, Kemp side…

  101. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, benched Wilhelsen in my H2H league. Couldn’t see the Mariners doing this away from home against Prop Joe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @SteveNZ: felix has a very good history against yankees.

  102. Dan says:
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    I am in 2nd place in my 10 team league with 16 categories including XBH, OBP, OPS, K/9, K/BB, QS. What can I do to improve my team? I have 4 solid middle infielders so I am thinking that I should deal one of them to upgrade at 3rd. If I sell Segura high, what should I be looking for in return? Thanks Grey.

    C: M. Montero
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Pedroia
    3B: Lawrie
    SS: Segura
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    1B/3B: Craig
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Josh Hamilton
    OF: Aoki
    Util: Asdrubal Cabrera
    Bench: Hosmer
    Bench: Freese
    DL: Austin Jackson

    SP: Price, Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Greinke, Miller, Maholm
    RP: Perez, Perkins, Parnell
    Bench: Lincecum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could use an improvement in your outfield… Kemp? Holliday? Bruce?

  103. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: In an H2H keeper league with OBP instead of AVG, what do you think of this trade:

    Segura and Alex Gordon for Harper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side, it’s fair…

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Well I’m on the other side of it. BUT, I have Tulo as my primary SS and Reyes on the DL,

        Once Stanton comes back, my outfield will be Stanton, Bruce, Harper, Jennings and Gardner.

  104. Comatose says:
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    Travis Wood just got dropped in one league. Pick him up for one of these?

    Hudson, Ryu, JoFer, Cingrani, Tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

      • Comatose says:
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        @Grey: Cheers

  105. cheerio says:
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    Votto or Starlin Castro and Freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, it’s fair…

  106. Derrick says:
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    Just made a trade.

    I send Cingrani, Mujica and Uggla and I get Kinsler.

    Good move, right?

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Derrick: Yup, CIngrani might not have job soon. Uggla is toast and Mujica is a timely waiver wire pickup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  107. SteveNZ says:
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    OK, just double, double-checking. I have just been offered Joey Votto for Choo and Jennings. 14 team H2H, AVG + OBP.

    Even without Choo, my OF is Braun/J-Up/Span or Arcia or Hot hand.

    Gotta do it, right? League will hate it, of that I have no doubt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Actually, I’m going to have to settle on a CF guy (Arcia won’t fit anymore as Votto will go into the Util spot) or play the hot hand.

        Still a trade I had to do. Nice having Braun, J-Up, Goldy and Votto all on the same team in a 14-teamer…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very nice…

  108. Comatose says:
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    One more for you. Thanks for all the help Grey. Which side of this trade?

    Hosmer and CarGonzalez for Ortiz, Cruz and Mujica

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  109. jason batteiger says:
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    with the way cashner’s looked lately, drop niese for him. In a 10 team h2h with deep benches. if niese rebounds i’ll probably be first to get him back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  110. jason batteiger says:
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    wait, it’s a 16 team

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: damn, forgot, cashner’s only open in the 10 teamer. and he’s not better than santiago/milone/miley yet. Peavy/bailey/dickey all looked good today, also that johnson blowup’s real nice.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Close to Miley…

  111. !!! says:
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    Longtime reader, infrequent commenter. Currently in first with first waiver priority, 10 team redraft H2H category league 7×6. Normal categories, but add OBP & K’s to offense and L’s to pitching. Current roster:

    C: McCann
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Kinsler
    SS: Segura
    3B: Longoria
    OF: A. Jones
    OF: Choo
    OF: Gomez
    UTIL: Granderson
    UTIL: Aoki
    B: Berkman
    B: Kipnis
    DL: Stanton

    SP: Darvish, Wainwright, Latos, Anibal, Minor, Hughes, Samardzija, Kendrick, H. Santiago,
    RP (only 2 spots allowed): Balfour, Betancourt
    DL: Beachy

    Last place owner is on full tilt and put Bourn on waivers to pick up Scutaro. My question is whether I’m compelled to pick him up. I don’t need him, but I’m assuming I can get him and flip an outfielder for an infielder or a pitcher. So, would you pick him up and who would you drop to do it?

    • Jeter's Gift Basket says:
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      @!!!: Pick him up, you can always trade him later to someone desperate for steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely grab him… Berkman or Hughes… I’d lean towards losing Berkman, but can understand in H2H needing the SPs…

      • !!! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! My instinct was Berkman, but I liked his lack of K’s and his OBP, hence the question.

  112. Jeter's Gift Basket says:
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    Master of all things Grey-ness,

    Stanton/Gardner/Frieri or Bruce/Aoki/Valverde

    Fair? (10 team roto 5×5)

    Your response is as always much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • Jeter's Gift Basket says:
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        @Grey: “Danke.” – Au Shizz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  113. nightpandas says:
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    15 team keeper league

    Drop Arcia for Hicks?

    Is Rizzo too much to give up for Harvey? also have Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Arcia… I’d want Rizzo…

  114. TheNewGuy says:
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    Seems the trades gotta be Fister and Henderson for mini-mini-mini you get the picture (Chris Davis).

    Have Encarnacion whos locking down 1B, but then a load of shizz so far for CI and Util in 10 team leagues: Hosmer, Freeze (literally), Kendrys.

    My staff is: Price, H Bailey, Samardiakajajaja, Gallardo, Fister, Kasmir (not for much longer), Peavy, and K Kendrick.

    Oh and Davis was drafted for only 4 bucks so could make a great keeper (wish id believed in him in my draft).

    Do the deal?

  115. SteveNZ says:
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    Need Johnson to blow this.

    (Sorry)

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Don’t mess with Steve Magic.

      • herschel says:
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        @SteveNZ: impressive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look you getting your wish…

  116. YNKEH8R says:
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    Im getting ready to punt Todd Frazier off my team

    Getting sick and tired of eating donuts

    No 3rd baseman at all is better than Todd I swing with my eyes closed Frazier

    ***END RANT***

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    Need a Hold, and thus a Cano homer…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Close enough. Now get the lead, Yanks.

      Sorry, Felix owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, it’s like you turned over a new leaf today…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Looks like karma is coming back around real quick though…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Could do with a double play here, D-Rob.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @SteveNZ: Boo-yah!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You got the touch!

            • Prezii says:
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              @SteveNZ: damn you steve!

  118. Adam says:
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    Fielder or Aoki+Melky+Fister? redraft league..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  119. TheNewGuy says:
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    Filthy Bailey.

    Love it.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: 95mph gas in the 9th inning.

      This kids gonna have a big year.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hope so…

  120. sange-da-man says:
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    Sorry, missed the move comments to this post decree you made in the Upton thread until now…

    Grey…..great job as usual

    Better faceplant? Harper or Aaron Rowand a few years ago in Philly when he busted open his face?

    More serious question…. Mu offense is legit with Longo, C. Gomez, Rios, Bautista, S. Castro, Billy “The Bro” Butler, Marte…you get the idea….pitching staff is 3 strong with Waino, Matty Moore, Shields (I know you ain’t the biggest fan but he’s nice in pts leagues…low BB’s, high K’s, not too many blow-ups…he’s been better than you thought in KC, no?)
    Anyhow….Medlen is my 4th ….who you like for a 5th? Tillman, McAllister or Cashner? Does one have what it takes to keep rostered for more than a week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rowand’s… Cashner…

  121. Huge Caulk says:
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    Can I carry two 2b on 12 team H2H 6×6 OBP… Could always use another OF/1B/SP from waiver wire…

    Own A Hill and now he sits on my DL…picked up Yuni B and he mashed for awhile, then he recently started cooling off. Someone then dropped Scutaro last week right when he got hot. So I’ve been rolling with Scutaro while Yuni B marinates on bench. Can I drop one until A Hill comes back? Scutaro bats 2nd and he is ahead in your rankings, but Yuni B has 20 hr power at bottom of a better lineup but is unranked. Not sure what to do…Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuni doesn’t have 20 homer power… I’d drop whoever isn’t hitting, Hill’s like 3 weeks away, now’s not the time to be looking to drop someone…

      • Huge Caulk says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry I’m confused…
        So keep Yuni B and Scutaro since now is not time to drop someone, or drop whoever is not hitting(Yuni b)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop whoever is not hitting when Aaron Hill returns in almost a month….

  122. Soria the Garden Gnome says:
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    Hey Grey,

    First time listening to the Podcast and…AWESOME!!

    Also, I was just offered Stanton for Ryan Zimmerman. I’m kind of split because I have Longoria too, but Stanton may wind up playing just 90 games this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold…

  123. TheNewGuy says:
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    You finally mentioned Segura in todays blurb.

    I love you, you mustashioed man!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Oh and he homered again tonight.

      Cust kayin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Muah!

  124. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    What did Bailey do to piss off Dusty, forget to buy his toothpick a birthday present? Keeps him in for the 9th in a four run game? 125 MF’in pitches?!? It wasn’t even a shutout, for crying out loud. Good thing they don’t have a great closer who has only pitched twice in the last five days to ease that load. Should I be concerned that Bailey’s shoulder friended Mark Prior after the game and his elbow is talking to Kerry Wood about doing a bro-mance due to some upcoming “free time” ? Bakered = how we will describe the future careers of Latos and Bailey.

    • Herschel says:
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      @Descarte Before The Horse: Bailey was throwing 95 in the 9th….think he still had a little something left in the tank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He got Dustied…

  125. nightpandas says:
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    Finally a decent pitching night….would you trade Rizzo (also have Pujols, 15 team keeper) to upgrade staff? and what kind of pitcher could I get?

    Staff is:

    Dickey/Medlen/Bailey/Hughes/Milone/Cingrani/Niese/Gausman/Luebke(DL)

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @nightpandas: wow, i’m in a 16 teamer and have A LOT of these same guys.
      milone/bailey,cingrani,niese,luebke,gausman (soon to be dropped off for mcallister, again)

  126. Jeter's Gift Basket says:
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    Greinke is a definite sit tomorrow right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In most leagues it’s the smart move…

  127. SteveNZ says:
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    Sacks full for Goldy…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Gah. No they’re not. Stupid FantasyCast.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: *Sad trombone*

  128. Comatose says:
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    Have 1 NA slot occupied by Taveras currently. Jump ship and move for Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. stynyr says:
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    I give Harvey and Braun and get Trout and Goldschmidt.

    Which do you like more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  130. B.J. says:
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    Good evening gents,

    In a 12 team H2H would you drop Paul Konerko for Domonic Brown? Konerko will go to my bench with Jason Heyward taking over as my UTIL when he comes back at the end of the week. I’m somewhat hesitant to make the move because Konerko can put up solid power numbers and you can’t find them that easily on the wire in my league. What to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Brown

  131. Allof says:
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    Who should I roster for my last sp:
    Gallardo (just dropped him because he pisses me off)
    Kazmir
    Travis wood
    Griffin
    Holland
    K Kendrick
    Jimenez
    I need wins and not kill my era. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick, depends on matchups…

  132. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Evan GATTIS or Jesus Montero ROS at C?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  133. Silky says:
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    Do I drop Cashner or Santiago for Grienke’s return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: does this mean us santiago owners in a 10 team league should drop sant for cash?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  134. SteveNZ says:
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    Berkman tripled? How did that happen?

  135. JTR says:
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    Drop Neise for Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Yeah, I picked up Moreland. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  137. nightpandas says:
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    1.Trying to get a pitcher for Rizzo. What is fair: (15 teams, keeper league)

    Verlander
    Darvish
    Moore
    Harvey
    Shields

    2. Drop Niese for Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields… But can try the other ones first… 2. Sure

  138. Alex says:
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    Moreland over Laroche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  139. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    At this point I am rather frustrated with a few players.

    1. Do I drop Brandon Morrow for Tim Lincecum?
    2. Do I drop BJ Upton (OF a strength) for Garza (SP a weakness)?
    3. Do I drop Konerko (my 1B backup) for Corey Hart?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. No 3. No

  140. Matt says:
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    Ruiz, Martin, Doumit

    how would you rank in 7×7 with obp and slg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doumit

  141. Silky says:
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    De Aza or Pagan in H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  142. SteveNZ says:
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    Double-damn. Hernandez and Bell benched in my H2H league…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Didn’t expect to see De La Rosa in the 8th for the Angels. Was hoping for Richards…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  143. DiscoD says:
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    Stash Garza or Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  144. Wilsonian says:
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    So I just did this deal:

    I get – Goldy/BJ/Kazmir
    I give – Price/Frazier/Lawrie/Espinosa

    I don’t mind giving up Lawrie because I have Machado at 3rd. I’m not a huge fan of losing Price, but my rotation is decent without him if Kazmir stays ok. I can actually pick up a couple arms in his place anyway.

    Here’s my squad post trade:

    C – JP
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Uggla
    3B – Machado
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Jones
    OF – BJ
    OF – McLouth
    UTIL – Arcia
    UTIL – D. Gordon
    BN – AJax
    DL – Stanton

    SP – Moore
    SP – Tillman
    SP – Dempster
    RP – Wilhelmsen
    RP – Mujica
    P – Bailey
    P – Madson
    BN – Cingrani
    BN – Kazmir

    What do you think of the deal? I have an open roster spot for a starter or bench bat, too. Should I deal a closer for an SP upgrade?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: toss DLR into that rotation as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t you just ask me about this trade? it could end up biting you bad…

  145. SteveNZ says:
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    Kershaw must have a bionic arm.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Get Kenley in there!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Yeah!

        • Eddy says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          Huzzah!! I’ve waited so long for this.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Eddy: We should be careful what we wish for…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re on a heckuva roll tonight!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Indeed. Can’t see much going my way the rest of the week #glasshalfempty

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        Kenley has arrived.

  146. OaktownSteve says:
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    Moreland looks good. It’s always been interesting to me that the Rangers believe in him. That organization is pretty good at evaluating talent. The big thing is he’s at .291 vs left handed pitching. He flew out against Doolittle but he put in a good at bat against maybe the best left handed reliever going. The front side stayed very solid and he fought off some tough pitching. A’s have left a couple over the plate in this series and he hasn’t missed them. Hit some long homers at the OdotCo. Definitely looks like a guy who is real ownable in most formats right now.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      addendum: I still like LaRoche a little better. Saw your note above.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I don’t have much technical baseball knowledge, but he has always looked real, real, comfortable with a bat in his hands – a bit like Josh Hamilton. Like a gun pool player with a cue, or a great chef with a knife, or when a pro golfer takes the club in his hands – it just looks right. Like it’s the most natural thing in the world for him to do, you know?

      Obviously he’s struggled here and there in the past, but maybe he’s about to really turn it on.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        Yeah that’s a good read. I look at stuff like that when I’m trying to evaluate a guy. Let the subconscious mind read the cues about a guy.

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          @OaktownSteve:

          Case in point the second bomb. Crushing right handers. Dead center.

  147. SteveNZ says:
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    Grey – would you own Moreland over Arcia right now? Just for the Util spot in the ol’ 14 team H2H…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  148. David says:
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    Back for a little more advice…

    He wants Zobrist for Samard and Ryu?

    Or maybe Samard, Ryu, and Liriano?

    • Grey

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      Sounds fair, depends on need…

  149. goodfold2 says:
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    is there any certain reason somebody would just now pick up grandal? I’ve got ruiz and avila now, waiting for one of them to be half decent, and grandal was just picked up in the 16 teamer. did you have him ranked higher than ruiz and avila? just want to see if i screwed myself here.

    • Grey

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      Grandal’s coming back soon… He’s nothing that exciting…

  150. Targaryen says:
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    What do you think of Kinsler & Peavy for Price & Kipnis? Keep 5 players every year no limits or Restrictions (Kershaw, pujols, tulo, elslbury or Grandy plus either kinsler/Price?) *10 teams

    • Grey

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      Kinsler side, it’s fair…

      • Targaryen says:
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        @Grey:

      • Targaryen says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, I’ll hold. My teams are doing well this year & you have been very helpful. I truly believe you’re the best in the biz. Fantasypros should really give you more props

  151. Al says:
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    Best NL 1B I could get for Corbin? Freeman? Allen Craig?

  152. In a H2H, 6×6 (OPS) league –please rank these 3 players…

    Alexei Ramirez
    Danny Espinosa
    Jedd Gyorko

    thx

  153. Jacks says:
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    Should I stop tinkering with my starting pitching? 10 team 4X4 no Ks, currently sporting a 3.51 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Leading in wins. Would be more like a 3.15 and 1.14 if you remove Halladay’s 3 disasters and add in my unfortunate Shelby benching. Closers are actually hurting my ratios now too (Street, Cishek, Bell (had Putz)).
    Kershaw
    M Moore
    Shelby Miller
    Dickey
    Alex Cobb
    Haren
    Cashner
    Jaime Garcia
    Ervin Santana

    Do I get to a sub 3.20 ERA and sub 1.20 WHIP end of year with this staff? Or do I need to upgrade?

  154. gareth says:
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    Predicting whip and
    Era is more futile than trying to get gary busey to be normal for 5 minutes. Actually make that 3 minutes.

  155. gareth says:
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    Predicting era and whip is like asking ozzy osbourne to do chores then build a table from ikea.

  156. gareth says:
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    Predicting whip and era is like going to a prom with no date and a pack of condoms.

  157. Targaryen says:
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    Got too busy last week & didn’t do anything to my fantasy team except sub players not playing that day. I looked at it tonight and I see Hosmer. Melky & VMart on the wire. The only player I’m comfortable dropping at the moment is Gardner ( maybe coco soon but not yet) would you drop or hold Gardner for one of these guys in a 10 teamer? 1B & 2UT spots I use Pujols, Ortiz & Frazier regularly. Hard to jump for Hosmer with so many good 1B already but I will heed your advice no matter what way you recommend

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