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Six days ago, the Rays said they have no plans to call up Wil Myers.  Six days ago, the Rays lied.  They might’ve just lied to make Jim Bowden look stupid.  While I appreciate that, Bowden rides around on a Segway, so the Rays were piling on.  About two weeks ago, I gave you my Wil Myers fantasy.  Lets’ not recapitulate any of that, okay?  Let’s not talk about how Myers could hit 20 homers in two-thirds of a season.  Or how Myers could hit .280 with solid counting stats.  If you want to read about the risk of rookies, go to that post and read that.  I’m not here to talk about how Myers is the number one prospect call-up or how he’s worthwhile in all mixed leagues, but won’t be Mike Trout.  I’m not going to talk about any of that.  Dah!  I just did, didn’t I?  Damn, you fooled me!  Myers is the kind of player that probably has the most value right now.  He’s going to be a top round fantasy guy.  Eventually.  Yes, I just did the douchey one word sentence thing.  Right now, he’s around a 4th outfielder.  Of course, he’s draped in glorious upside.  You could yell at him the same way you do to a Home Depot employee, “Hey, Toolsy!”  For the future, he reminds me of an in-his-prime Matt Holliday.  He’s a 30-ish homer, 15-ish steal guy with a solid average.  Eventually.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Alex Cobb – Alex got Cobbered off the melon on Saturday, but he’s fine.  The Rays placed him on the 7-day concussion DL with no timetable for returning.  Maybe at some point MLB will put two and two together to realize a 7-day DL for an injury that takes weeks and sometimes months to recover from may not be that intelligent.  Just a matter of common sense penetrating Selig’s toupee.

Alcides Escobar – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hopefully this is a sign that he’s coming out of his funk.  Going into yesterday’s game, he was hitting .174 in the month of June after hitting .227 in May.  Moustakas and Alcides have been giving you the fenugreek, which is a fancy way of saying FU en Greek.

Billy Butler – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and is now homerless since May 14th.  Luckily, he hasn’t been bra-less.

Josh Willingham – Got a cortisone shot in his knee.  In related news, Brian Dozier (2-for-3, 2 runs) hit a home run yesterday with Willingham’s leg.

Stephen Strasburg – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Solid start back, but had the tough assignment of going against Corey Kluber.  And that sentence is a Googlewhack.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-4 and a big weekend for Rendon, going 7-for-12 with his first homer.  Wouldn’t be surprised if Espinosa gets Pipp’d, and I don’t mean I have Great Expectations for Espinosa.

Oliver Perez – The Mariners went the unconventional route for their first save post-Wilhelmsen with Perez, the crazy hot chick.  He’s unhittable…wow, his stuff is nasty…hey, why is he keying my car?  Capps gave up 2 runs yesterday and Perez got the save on Friday, so that’s all I need to see to go with only Perez on my teams.  Pray for me, this could get ugly real fast.

Josh Reddick – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  No reason why he should still be on waivers in any league.  No reason I should have to keep saying that either.  Don’t make me repeat myself.  And that’s me quoting me!  There is no C.  Hot schmotato!

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Okay, but in the last ten days, his average fell 23 points, and he’s hitting under .250 in June.

Seth Smith – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Theet!

Brandon Moss – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and third homer in the last 4 games.  A rolling Moss gathers much stats.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  You’ll at least be able to tell your lady friend that you’re, “Just so angry because Lester’s xFIP was low,” then you can explain you don’t know what xFIP stands for by saying, “I’m not some dork!” and your lady friend can roll her eyes.

Mike Carp – Left yesterday game with a hamstring cramp.  More like a pesky m cramping Carp.

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Guessing he has more than 9 hits all year, but I would just be guessing.

Jason Hammel – Probably won’t make his next start due to a stomach virus.  Seems whatever has been plaguing his pitching is now affecting his stomach because he can’t keep anything down.

Nick Markakis – 4-for-5, 3 runs.  Solid bounce back year so far, because for a few years there I thought he was Nick Macarcass.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, and a seven game hitting streak.  Unfortch, that’s over the whole month of June, so the guy with a disco name is strictly a match-ups play.

Clayton Richard – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K in Petco, to lower his season ERA to 7.01.  This was his worst start of the year in his season-long game of dodge ball that he’s been playing with opposing hitters’ bats.

Kyle Blanks – 3-for8 with two homers in the last two days.  Get ______ now!

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator was very high on this start, which makes sense because it was in Petco, but considering Kennedy has a 5+ ERA, I’m not even sure why you own him.

Austin Jackson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (6).  For the good people who pray for your speed and power, take your handlebar accelerator and rev, Jackson.

Torii Hunter – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Torii, showing how you dot the eyes!

Alex Avila – 2-for-3, 1 run.  First hits in a week, as he hits .172.  What happened to this young brother?  He went from geek to totally chic to nothing.

Joaquin Benoit – Earned the 1 1/3 IP save yesterday after the dreaded closer endorsement of Valverde on Friday.  Benoit was fine as the closer earlier in the year, only to be replaced by a guy who wasn’t good last year for the Tigers.  If you can wrap your brain around that one, you’re a smarter man than me and my IQ is like in the 8-9 range (IQ is measured 1-10, right?).  I’d hold Benoit and Valverde, because Leyland’s yellow-stained mitts still haven’t decided anything.

B.J. Upton – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and had a double slam (8) and legs on Saturday.  I’m not even married yet, but I’m already thinking about buying B.J.  Can’t imagine he hits .167, or within fifty points of that on the year.  Could get crazy hot and be near 25 homers and 25 steals on the year, and right now he’s at 8/5.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, 3.36 ERA.  Now that Beachy’s had a setback, the Braves don’t have to make a decision who moves to the bullpen or gets sent down.  Unless an injury hits, starting to look to me like Beachy might go into long relief for the Braves for a month or so while the Braves wait for someone to stumble.  I wait for the Braves move with bated breath.  Or baited if you have a hook through your lip.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  A show of hands for how many people think Cueto will be injured again within a month?  Okay, no need for jazz hands.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 1 run and has a hit in his last six games.  (That’s a sneaky way of saying he’s hitting below .300 in the last week.  Less sneaky when I point it out, unless you have parenthetical blindness.)

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-4, and hitting .500 in the last week.  I know a lot of you like to keep your catchers all year — or for about three days at a time until a different catcher goes 2-for-3, but Lucroy’s a guy to grab.

Jered Weaver – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Are we sure it’s not Jeff Weaver pitching?  Someone’s done a DNA test on this?  I’m the Oliver Stone of fantasy baseball ‘perts!

Hector Santiago – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Astros.  Not a terrific start, but I’m holding him for his next start, i.e., Santiago was Chile today, hopefully hot tamale.

Alejandro De Aza – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer to go with his 7 steals.  I understand Pence shuffling around wearing tissue boxes for sandals and urinating in milk bottles, but De Aza should be lapping him in steals.

Gordon Beckham – 2-for-4, 1 run and hitting over .350 in the last week.  Not to get all philosophical, but if you yell Beckham is a hot schmotato, does anyone hear it?

Jason Castro – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Member when the only Castro you wanted was Starlin?  Whatever, no fidelis Castro!

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, run and his third steal in the last four games.  He’s Snow White’s eighth dwarf, Speedy.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Mattingly said Puig will stay with the team even when Kemp and Crawford are both healthy.  Ethier knew he had problems when he’d go to bat and the Dodgers started playing Elliot Smith songs off the Either/Or album.

Zack Greinke – 5 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Ugh.  Or as Thelma from Scooby Doo would say, Greinkes!  He just looks off, or still hurt.  I don’t have high hopes right now.  His K-rate is poor and he hasn’t been getting unlucky.  Maybe he’ll figure things out and have a solid 2nd half, but I have this pit in my stomach that we’re going to get a sub-par season from Greinke.  Then again, I just ate a whole peach.

Gerrit Cole – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K.  Hey, no walks is a cool trick — it’s an illusion, but no Ks leaves me wanting a different pitcher off of waivers.  I’m giving Cole one more start.  If I get another start that I could get from, say, Joe Saunders, then I’m moving on.

Alex Presley – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Rudy picked him up due to the Hitter-Tron‘s recommendation.  Rudy also caught the HItter-Tron touching himself to the movie, Short Circuit.  Presley will get the Marte at-bats while he tends to a rib cage injury.  Such a fine line for baseball players when they’re hitting in a cage.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Ten days ago I said he’d hit five homers.  He got the five homers.  Cool, he can stop now since I don’t own him.

Chase Utley – Took batting practice without incident.  Incidentally, he’s due back in a week.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks as he was out-pitched in Coors by Jhoulys Chacin (8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks).  As bad as Hamels has been, I’d take him over Greinke at this point.  At least Hamels is getting Ks and has been a tad unlucky.  In the grand scheme of things, I don’t want either right now.

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, as he bats .257.  He’s on pace for 25 homers and people want to drop him.  Seriously, dubya tee eff?

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer to take over the NL lead in homers from Domonic Brown.  We’ve got a Brownout, which only sounds like a sexually deviant term.

Nick Swisher – Could land on the DL.  His sideburns want to play through it.  Damn, facial hair is manly.

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I’m a recent Kluber convert.  Or a Konvert.  I’m spinning a glow stick and wearing a glow-in-the-dark pacifier around my neck cause that’s how people down with Kluber do.  When he took down the Nats yesterday, he started screaming, “The little man don’t wanna come to me.  Then I’ll come to you people to lay out the truth.  I am ranked number one streamer.  ONE!  That means I’m the best!”  That’s Kluber, mang.  He’s sporting a terrific K and walk rate and a more than manageable xFIP.  No reason to not own him for his next start vs. the Twins.

Adam Lind – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  You should’ve picked him up two weeks ago when I first told you.  Now Adam’s apple of someone else’s eye.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4, 2 runs and a homer.  If he hits a home run tomorrow on the short schedule day, it’ll be his fourth straight day with a homer.  Yeah, Rasmus is doing more than just hitting them when everyone else is siesta-ing, but he’s not doing a whole lot more than hitting homers (.230 with four homers in the last week).

J.P. Arencibia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer and 2nd day in a row with a homer.  Everything’s fine with J.P. or his name wouldn’t be Just Peachy.

Mark Teixeira – MRI on his wrist showed only inflammation.  A DL stint could still be in the cards, or in the Yanks, as the case may be.

CC Sabathia – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, moving his ERA to 3.93.  He left with a 6-0 lead, but then Robertson and Rivera turned it into a tight 6-5 game.  Yankee fans watching this were singing, CC and The Pitching Factory’s Gonna Make You Sweat.

Matt Garza – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks then got the no decision because boom went the Marmol.  Love seeing this from Garza, but before we put on dresses and start looking up each others’ skirts, it was in Metco.

Marlon Byrd – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer in the last ten games.  How’s dem apples?  Sour?  Ryght?

Tyler Lyons – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER vs. the MIA Marlins.  For this, I ask you like a nobleman, you refuse to life in concord with Wacha?  For this?  Lyons is refuse, gentlemen and gentle four ladies.  Hmm, maybe I should take off this powdered wig.  It’s altering my priggishness.

Placido Polanco – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .237.  I’d say he’s overdue, but then someone might think I’m advocating picking him up, but two gerunds in a row confuses me and now I need a nap.  *claps hands*  I’m back!

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 8th steal, now batting .224.  This weekend I went to an Italian restaurant and they brought Parmesan to the table, and said this is ‘Justin Ruggiano.’  I asked if it could hit .250, then the waiter punched me.

Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  It was a good weekend to be a Marlins pitcher, and not just because Loria passed out 20% off Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons for Father’s Day.  BTW, since all bats are pink for Mother’s Day, for Father’s Day, shouldn’t all bats be painted to look like penises?

 

  1. Matthew says:
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    I KNEW the headline would be about the call up of Myers
    Anyhow, I’m having some trouble in this league when it comes to hitters.

    I am in 3rd place about 2 outta first. This league is my most $ league so it’s very important. Hah. Anyhow. This particular league I streamed good hitters that I have 3 bench and 1 DL player. I just dropped Erasmo for Myers as he was avaible and I believe Erasmo will clear waivers for me to pick him back up. I need to rid of players especially with Reyes coming back. Do you suggest to package like 2-3 players for A solid pitcher?

    12X12 H2H 6 by 6
    R HR SB AVG BB RBI
    IP K WHIP ERA SAVES W

    Scherzer
    Bumgarner
    Kuroda
    Niese
    Cole
    Milone
    Wheeler
    Holland
    Whilhelmson
    Mujica
    Janseen

    C – Perez
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Rendon
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Didi
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Choo
    OF – Gordon
    UTIL – Freeman
    UTIL – Markakis
    B – Donaldson
    B – Myers
    B – Frazier
    DL – Jose Reyes

    Suggestions? I can’t even drop to stream. Maybe drop Frazier? Markakis? So tough Grey, thanks.

    • @Matthew: Good move to grab Myers.

      See if you can move Didi while his overall stats still look good. I believe the wheels are off that bus. It’d be great if you could find a buyer for him in some kind of package deal.

      I’d also rather have Erasmo than Niese or Cole.

      You don’t really need Frazier for his position eligibility (where I have him he’s my backup 1B or 3B). But he’s still too good to drop when you’re rostering Didi, Niese, et al.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: Well I think Niese is droppable. One of your 3B eligible guys packaged with someone might bring a mid-tier pitcher to help ya out.

  2. MasterofGrond says:
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    Ugly pair of saves from Holland and Veras yesterday.

    I really need to stop tuning in every time one of my RCL closers enters a game.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MasterofGrond: I hate that feeling! When a starter is going good and I tune in, he always seems to get in trouble.

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Grey: Apparently. Didn’t watch Benoit and Kimbrel and got a pair for nice, ratio improving saves.

        I’ll never watch Holland again, just for you, Grey.

  3. negahawk says:
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    Just got an offer of Profar, Puig, and Castro for Segura. This is a no brainer, right?

    BTW, I would have made a bold faced blurb about Marmol. Granted, he’s not fantasy relevant, but the level of his suckitude continues to amuse me.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @negahawk: s Castro? Take the trade.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @negahawk: Amusing indeed! Yeah that’s a nice haul for Segura I do that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @negahawk: Ha…Agree with JB on trade

  4. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    16 team league with .OPS as an added cat. Starting to wonder about Willingham, and I have to decide between him and Blanks sooner than later. One must go. I know Willingham has the track record, and generally has a pretty solid .OPS, but he just doesn’t seem right…and his knee is bothering him. Is possibly dropping him and keeping Blanks a reasonable move?

  5. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    As a long-time fan of the Metropolitans, it is kind of bizarre to see anyone recommending Ollie Perez, who ran neck-to-neck with Jason Bay for the worst contract in Mets history. The Wilponzi regime never attempted to try Ollie in relief. He would always go four perfect innings then implode. He is a head case, however, and likely a unique permutation of a Cuddle Boy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts: Agree I’m not touching him. Ks are nice, but a 1.11 ERA vs. 1.32 WHIP. Not going to work.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @royce!: Haha but yea the article doesn’t list his huge WHIP. I hope he can keep it up, but I don’t think he will

        • royce! says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Touche. I’m willing to take the risk that he does, if only because of his 12.21 k/9 and low FIP and xFIP. Also, I’m a total saves whore.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @royce!: Ha! Beltran probably wrote that…

  6. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    A) Marte played the latter half of Sunday’s game, saying his rib had been feeling progressively better, meaning no DL and my starting him this week in H2H was warranted. Right?

    B) Traded Puig for R-to-the-izzo. Good?

    Thanks in advance for soothing my fantasy soul.

  7. Yeshcheese says:
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    Finally took Garza off the pine and started him. Love them M-teams!

    1) Speaking of tremendous patience, what does everyone think of dropping Beachy in a standard 12t redraft roto.

    2) thoughts on T Colvin now that Fowler is back? I’d rather roster someone with consistent AB, but I suppose E Gattis is still schlopping dongs off the bench…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Sweet! Yea I’ve been more a Garza believer in regards to pitcher questions than most. Dropping Beachy? No problem with it with this recent setback. Haha rather have Colvin unless you desperately needed catcher ABs and could slot him in.

  8. chunk says:
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    you guys starting Ryu at NYY?

    How bout Lirano today at Cinci?

    Leaning sit on both. 15 teams points league 1500 innings cap

    • Barry B says:
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      I’m benching him but watch, it’ll be one of those typical first time starts at Yankee stadium where the Yankee offense forgets that there’s a game. I’m still benching him though.

    • zoltan says:
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      @chunk: I’d probably start Ryu and sit Liriano.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Starting Ryu, sitting Liriano

    • chunk says:
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      @chunk: thanks all

  9. ferris says:
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    can you please make gerrit cole strike someone out? josh hamilton should be good for 4 whiffs at LAA

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ferris: Haha, yea it’s like Wily Peralta. Unreal power stuff, can’t buy Ks. Although Peralta can’t buy outs or control either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: I hope so, I’m not expecting much…

  10. Yeshcheese says:
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    Oh and SAGNOF! 4th in saves YTD with only Chapman, Perkins and Street. Wish Chapman was a SP but even Cingrani is a LOOGY in Dusty world.

    Is Chapman keep8 material? Hate keeping closers but I don’t think he goes back to starting

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: With 8 keepers, yea I think so, right on the fringe.

  11. Piranhaman says:
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    there’s no Rutledge comment?

    he hit 1 for 14 since called up. oh.. he sucks again. that’s still ugly line as what he did in first two months.

    after he’s back, some Razzball users have recommended to grab him with no doubt.

    as former Rutledge believer, i’m done with him. he had just an impressive rookie season (actually, it’s only 2 months.)

    he reminds me Gordon Beckham. great debut, then going to be mediocre.

    he might be Grey’s only 1 offseason mistake. phew..

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Piranhaman: Wow, G Beckham comparisons already? I’m not a Rutledge owner but that’s harsh!!

      • Piranhaman says:
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        @Yeshcheese: too early? haha.. i hope so.

        i’ve grabbed him twice this year, so i hate him. i’m just waiting for Aaron Hill to drop Rutledge.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Piranhaman: I’ve never been the biggest fan, but he’s better than some other MI scrubs people seem to love. Don’t have him anywhere though, so I’m happy to see him stink it up on other teams :)

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        @JB Gilpin: i don’t know what upside he’s got, for now.
        he just looks like downgrade version of Danny Espinosa.
        he’s overrated. he won’t hit over .250
        he’s likely NL-only guy. maybe..

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Piranhaman: I think he has some upside, good lineup, good park, speed and power, .250ish sounds about right I’d still probably take the under, but fringe 12-team worthy IMO

  12. Gareth says:
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    Who do I sit in a weekly ROTO this week out of these outfielders? (7 guys for 6 spots).
    I’m leaning Gardner but Steals is the only Category I need to catch up on.

    Bautista
    Choo
    Heyward
    Adam Jones
    Stanton
    Puig
    Gardner

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gareth: Sheesh. Since you need the speed, I think bench Heyward. Breaking out of it a little bit but only the 1 steal.

  13. Gareth says:
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    Who would you NOT trade Puig for?

    Strasburg
    Hidashi My Dashi Slurp Slurp
    Shields
    Latos
    Lee
    Sabathia
    Weaver
    Price
    latos
    Hamels
    Samardzija
    Ryu

    I have excess Outfielders and could do with another solid starter (I just lost both AJ Burnett and Cobb).

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Gareth: No CC, no Weaver, aim higher!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gareth: Not Ryu CC Weaver Price (injury scares me still). Latos I personally wouldn’t, but is fine, like all the other pitchers.

  14. Gareth says:
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    Drop Teheran and Cashner for Aaron Hill and Josh Reddick?

    I already have a ton of hitting but I’m afraid these guys are going to be claimed and do well ROS.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gareth: Close, I think Hill for Cashner is fine, I would leave Reddick

  15. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Those Klubers sure do make tasty cookies! Nom nom nom

    A) Drop Lester to B) pick Gallardo back up or D) pick up There is No C in Kluber? Strikeouts still haven’t been there from Gallardo, despite the two successes since we dropped him.

    ROS: Kluber, Gallardo, Lester

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Tough tough tough. Writing a Kluber pitcher profile now, loved this guy the past month. Hate Gallardo, but he’s getting it done again. Would say Lester, Kluber, Gallardo ROS, feel best with Kluber right now though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gareth: Hah!

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Gareth: Nice. It’s Kluberin’ Time!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gareth: His cutter is pretty sick too. Very late break, hitting 95 with the fastball too. Watching it now

  16. Chris says:
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    Grey, I need to know who stands to lose the most playing time with Myers up. Is it Kelly Johnson, Joyce, Zobrist, Jennings? I really can’t figure out how they will handle this. I own Joyce and thinking of dumping for Blanks. Thoughts?

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @Chris:

      Luke Scott most likely. Could be relegated to bench duties. Scott could steal some at bats from Johnson as he figures to DH most days. Joyce should still play every day however it is worth mentioning the Rays face 4 lefties this week.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Chris: Agree it’s Luke Scott at DH who is struggling. Of the guys you mentioned, probably Kelly Johnson, but he’ll play all over and DH some too. Keep Joyce over Blanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gareth: I think he ate his Sideburns

  17. Yager says:
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    Atleast I will be able to start Kluber against the lowly Twinkies. I have had two sonavabenches in a row from him! One because he was in Texas, and I wasn’t a true believer yet (only an excuse because I didn’t have the grapefruits to start him), and the second time because I own Strasburg, who started against him. Here’s praying to the fantasy gods that he doesn’t blow up.

    Again, a great rundown Grey. I am in first in all three of my leagues right now, and I attribute Razzball, and your endless insight and tools for the minority share in my greatness.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yager: Hah glad to help! Washington without Harper is a great start right now though, I’m starting pitchers against them without hesitation these days

      • Yager says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks for the suggestion, but is it ever advisable to start a ‘Kluber’ against your own Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yager: Thanks! No problem…

      • Yager says:
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        @Grey:

        Ha that is a great caricature! First question: What kind of cocktail are you holding there?, and second question: Did you contract an artist to create that amazing work of art, or was it your moustache expressing its’ greatness on canvas?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! It is a daiquiri and it was done by an artist…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gareth: I was wondering why Grey had been writing so much more the past few years!

  18. Matt Pascale says:
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    Grey,

    I should have grabbed Lind two weeks ago but I kept Mini-Donkey Mark Reynolds…who is seriously hitting the skids right now…

    My real question – Kluber is on waivers in my league….I picked up Gerrit Cole, who has 2 wins and 3 k’s…as I know you know this….but who would you want over the long haul?

    Thanks as always!

  19. Bet Twice says:
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    I don’t have room for both – should I drop Wilhelmsen for O Perez?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bet Twice: No not yet

  20. g-stav says:
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    I want to grab kluber from the waivers, but I’m not sure if I should drop wilhelmson or Teheran. Right now my closers are Holland, Romo, and brothers. Please help grey!! Btw solid article!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @g-stav: Drop Wilhelson for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @g-stav: Thanks! I’d hold Wilhelmsen in a roto league…

  21. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    Few questions for you kind sir.

    1) Benoit, Capps, or…Oliver Perez (I just threw up in my mouth)

    2) Cashner (@SF, vLAD, @MIA) or Kluber (vMIN, @BAL, @KC)? Cashner has the better match ups but Kluber has been lights out. Could potentially drop Cashner after his SF start for Kluber.

    3) there is no 3

    4) Cashner or Kluber over Garza?

    5) stash Cingrani or Erasmo in my NA spot?

    6) No choice but to hold Lester? Next two starts (@DET and vTOR) suck but then he gets SD, SEA, and OAK before the Allstate break.

    Thanks as always!

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      RE: 2)

      Or don’t pick up one of Capps/Benoit/Perez and roster both Cashner and Kluber. My current closers are Perkins, Street and Pestano. With Brody Perez likely coming back this week, My Cousin should be losing the closer role soon. I’d prefer to have 3 closers but if those options aren’t worth it, I’d carry an extra starter (Cashner AND Kluber).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: 1) Hah, I mean probably Perez but don’t feel good about it. 2) Yes take both those SPs over “closer candidates” 3) Nada 4) Yeah I think I’m gonna go Kluber over Garza. 5) Eh probably Erasmo, better chance at ROS impact 6) Yeah hold

  22. RudyCorrales says:
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    Grey. What do you think about these 3 starts?

    Rank them please.

    CA$HNER @ SF (zito)

    T. HUDSON @ NY METS (gee)

    NORRIS vs. White Sox ( Quintana)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RudyCorrales: Like your order, Bud Norris is too frustrating to me

    • Goose says:
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      @RudyCorrales:

      Your “say what?” fact for the day -

      Bud Norris has a 1.94 ERA and 1.14 WHIP at home since the start of 2012, and the Chicago White Sox have a .659 team OPS on the road.

      I’m streaming him.

  23. Al Bundy says:
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    Start anyway against the SON’s recommendation?

    Cole @ LAA (4.6). His inability to K guys throwing mostly fastballs scares me there, as well. Screw the bullpen. I want sliders!

    Santiago @ KC (-0.6) Like the matchup, but yeah – The walks, no run support.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Al Bundy: I would probably start both

  24. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    12 team mixed/redraft-ROS questions
    Jason Castro or Salvador Perez
    (Utl for power) Dunn or Reynolds
    Andrus or Rutledge

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steven: Perez and I’m going to go on a limb and say Dunn. Then Andrus

  25. John olerud says:
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    Gerrit Cole for Machado got vetoed by the rest of my league.

    Cole and R Zimmerman for Machado? What about Cole and Headly for Machado?

    Thanks

    • Yager says:
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      @John olerud:

      Mr. Olerud, take off the helmet. Machado for Cole would be vetoed in any league.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Yager:

        not mine .

    • Yager says:
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      @John olerud:

      ….and I would try Headley

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John olerud: Try Cole and Headley which should be taken considering he took it 1-1. Agree no way that trade should’ve been accepted, but it’s not like it was collusion or anything, people vetoing trades is starting to get out of hand

      • steve says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I am not a fan of the veto. If people aren’t making good trades, find a better league.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @steve:

          exactly

  26. SpecialFNK says:
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    Puig vs Myers. in a keeper league steel cage.

    who should have better numbers this season?
    who should have better numbers 2014 and beyond?

    I’m now well out but can trade for either Puig or Myers. 1st place team has Myers and the 2nd place team has Puig. they have gone back and forth between 1st and 2nd. I’m emailed them both and they have both said they’re willing to listen.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SpecialFNK: Like Puig for both. Think better AVG, R and SB upside, while Myers has the power upside

  27. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade miggy montero and Jordan Zimmerman for posey in a 12 team keeper? Avg is my worst hitting cat and my ratios are near the top of the league (but lacking k’s) my rotation is MadBum, shields, Harvey, zimm, ogando, cole, wheeler, erasmo. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Yea I’d probably do that

  28. Ryan741 says:
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    A couple of trade and keeper questions for you. Would you trade Darvish for Beltre/Shelby Miller in a H2H points league, I like to use the strategy of top starting pitchers and then use Hitter Tron to find 1 or 2 hitters daily available on our waivers that have good matchups to spot start. It’s a little early to worry about keepers, but if I do trade for Miller, he will have a 12th round value. Would you prefer Miller in the 12th or Strasburg in the 8th? I currently have Strasburg also, but we can only keep 2 SP and I definitely want to keep Kershaw even though he would take my 1st round pick.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Prefer Strasburg in the 8th. I’d probably keep Beltre and Miller, since if you trade for Darvish you will have to cut Stras or Kershaw or Darvish, and with Beltre you can keep the hitter I’m assuming.

  29. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    Should i urgently drop Gerrit Cole for any of these guys?

    Tehran
    Kennedy
    Maholm
    Porcello
    Millione
    Santana

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Fister Furbush: I don’t know about urgently, but I like Porcello there

  30. Fungazi says:
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    No Colon updates? I keep wanting to drop him but don’t have much to pick up and he keeps churning out QS’s. Is he going to go through his 2 – 3 game 6 ER stretch soon?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: Mig Gonzalez over Colon?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fungazi: Like Colon more than Gonzalez, but not crazy high on him, thinks he wears down without some additional help to get him through :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: I wouldn’t trust Colon anywhere

  31. scott says:
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    Penis bats for all!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scott: If Adam Dunn had one, would a homer be a donkey punch?

  32. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey:

    who to pick up while Br-yawn is out: Ozuna, Revere, Colvin?

  33. FMFBL says:
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    Will you rank these guys for 6×6 roto we play OBP, H, R, HR, RBI, SB:
    Blanks, BJ, Reddick. Is Blanks in any threat of losing his playing time ROS? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: I don’t know about that right now regarding Blanks, but I like BJ Reddick then Blanks

  34. Josh Freeman says:
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    Need a pitcher ROS H2h points:
    Cole, Wheeler, JoFer, Locke? Rank please.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Josh Freeman: JoFer, Cole, Wheeler, Locke. Don’t buy Locke, JoFer has inning limit, but more K upside

  35. taxseasonishell says:
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    Should I drop Aoki for Reddick?

  36. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    Hello Grey and company, I’m looking for some opinions on a trade I made. Not sure how I did on this one. I’m pretty much looking for you guys to make me feel better…. I traded Puig and Myers, and got Rizzo and Starlin Castro. How did I do?

      • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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        @Yeshcheese: redraft, H2H

      • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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        @JB Gilpin: So you think I did good then? A few of the guys think i’m an idiot for making the trade. I was thinking Rizzo and Castro are going to be monsters in the 2nd half.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Shawn of the mostly living: I don’t think they’ll be monsters but you got the better side.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Agree with Cram although he’s being a tool below I think (don’t know for sure)

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Where? To goodfold’s dissertation? I stopped reading after the 5th page.

  37. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Which side?

    Myers, Wheeler and Eaton or Heyward and Hamels?

  38. Fungazi says:
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    Grab Lucroy over Gattis or M Montero? I seem to come up short on BB in a H2H each week, maybe Ianetta over all three? Is that insane? Is Billy Beane my real dad?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fungazi: Haha, yea I’d want Lucroy. If he was your dad you could say Brad Pitt played my dad in a movie.

  39. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Morning Grey : Would dropping Prado so I could bring up AJax off the DL be crazy? Only other option I really have is to lose McLouth which has been my main source of steals lately.

    Here is the rest of my offense:
    Mike Napoli – C
    Todd Frazier – 1B
    Brandon Phillips – 2B
    Adrián Béltre – 3B
    Ian Desmond – SS
    José Bautista – OF
    Carlos Beltrán – OF
    Nate McLouth – OF
    Anthony Rizzo- Util
    Josh Hamilton – Bench
    Martín Prado – Bench
    Austin Jackson – Bench

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Bran: fancy with the accents! It’s not crazy and probably what you have to do, but I would try a 2-1 trade though if you can swing one quickly.

  40. Al says:
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    Wondering if I should sell Wheeler while the hype is hot. Thinking of offering him for Porcello. I am in a 14-team H2H, with 5 weeks of playoffs between the top 6 teams, and I have a strong hold on 1st place now. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Al: Yea I like Porcello more, I’d shoot for it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fish: Haha, must be why Tiny Tim said merry christmas, everyone instead of just merry christmas.

  41. OldCrow says:
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    What does everyone think?
    Give Choo and Segura
    Get Scherzer and Billy Butler

    • FMFBL says:
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      @OldCrow: I’d want Choo and Segura.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OldCrow: I’d want Choo and Segura as well

  42. Grey -

    I’m starting to think Franklin over Rutledge…am I jumping ship too early? And, if Alcides is out there, should I grab him over both?

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Yea I like Alcides best and still want Rutledge over Franklin

  43. Jason says:
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    Where could I go to find up-to-date stats on how a team is against left-handed pitching?

  44. SenoreRossi says:
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    Which side are you on?

    Andrus/G.Cole – Gio Gonzalez

    I am very deep at SS (Segura and Reyes coming back) + need elite pitching, Cole is missing out on Ks. What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SenoreRossi: Sounds like a perfect deal for your needs, I’d go for it

      • SenoreRossi says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SenoreRossi:

      with teams looking for decent shortstops ,
      you can probably do better than gio .

  45. Casey says:
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    Thoughts on a Straily start against the Rangers today?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Casey: Probably benching since @ Arlington

      • Casey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB!

      • Casey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Vern Lundquist says:
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    When A. Hill gets back, I’ll have a logjam at 2nd with Kipnis and Rutledge and Rendon.
    I would like to trade for a SP.In a 12 team HTH league, how does somebody go about figuring equal value in a batter for pitcher trade?
    Thanks to all

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Vern Lundquist: No real easy answer, I would go to a team hurting at 2nd or MI and offer them Rendon, who is hot right now, for a mid-to-low-tier pitcher

  47. Mike says:
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    Proposed Prince Fielder and Dillon Gee for Austin Jackson and Bumgarner. He countered Fielder and Gallardo for Jackson and Fister. I’m thinking of coutnering Fielder and Gallardo for Jackson and Bumgarner. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Unless I desperately needed steals and was fine in power, I probably wouldn’t do it, but close

  48. Johnny says:
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    Been offered:
    Pedro Alvarez
    Jacoby Ellsbury
    John Lackey
    For
    Adrian Gonzalez
    Michael Brantley
    Jon Lester

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnny: I’d want A Gon side

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Johnny:

      ellsbury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnny: Depends on needs

  49. goodfold2 says:
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    16 teamer h2h where i’m first in runs, 3rd in steals, but 5th in homers and middle of road in Rbi’s/total bases (a cat)/ and avg. Have had Span all year, but his steals are pretty low, and except for occasional triples/runs he does nothing else. Does get a LOT of at bats.Maybe when Harper gets back this gets better, but maybe not. Other pertinent roster parts are
    2b Rutledge/gyorko on DL
    3rd A.Ram (rbi’s are really down lately for him) Dj of the mountain as 2b/3rd backup (this guy gets doubles/steals with no counting stats.
    ss aybar/rutledge
    OF dread pirate/choo/j-upton/colvin/span
    most of season have had span at util (1 util) but now am using colvin or lemahieu (same team, same time zone, if colvin doesn’t play i put in the dj). Need to have at least one backup 3rd/2nd baseman so dj works for that too.
    1.Is Span droppable for any of
    Dominguez (plays everyday, gets rbi’s, occasional homer about same amount of bases as span in june, due to average being terrible)
    J.D. Martinez (pretty much lower HR/higher avg Dominguez)
    Valdespin
    L.Martin (best numbers per at bat, but less at bats)
    Hitter T says Leonys; with already having Colvin/DJ in same general area would always have somebody playing, except a possible problem on COL off days coinciding with A.Ram’s off days.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: Arcia should also be added to that list. I forgot his owner dropped him when he went down.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: hitter tron doesn’t know that arcia’s back to starting since the 11th. also martin’s playing almost every day lately too.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @goodfold2: Yea I think Span is droppable, you can either stream pitchers if you can, or I’d probably take Dominguez since you need the power most, then if he cools like he did earlier last week, move on to a hot bat.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @goodfold2: Ummmm what?

  50. One I'd Willy says:
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    In a keeper with 3 add/drops a week.

    You drop konerko, dan murphy, or nava for Rutledge?

    My MI are Altuve, Dan Murphy and Profar.

  51. Lob Ball says:
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    Hope you had a great weekend.

    I have room for a utility bat. Should it be Colvin, Dunn, Myers, or Reddick?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lob Ball: Thanks! I think I might take the shot on Myers upside

  52. Moth says:
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    Morning Grey! Is Kelly Johnson just in a prolonged slump, or is it time to start considering alternatives at 2B? I love his pop for a MI, but he’s been killing me for weeks. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moth: You and me both! Desperately need Kelly to be my MI in a deep league, I’m leaning towards a slump, but replacement time is about here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moth: Yeah, he’s near being dropped…

  53. PD says:
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    On the fence but thinking about pulling the trigger… need someone to push me over or pull me back.. solid rotos across the board. Currently in 2nd of 11 but 2nd last in saves..

    My scherzer/Casey jannsen for Segura/K.Janson..

    Didi is my only rostered SS so the upgrade is obvious there.. Are my starters strong enough w/o scherzer- Ryu, Zimmerman, Bailey, Lairano, Stultz.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @PD: I think I’d do that to upgrade your SS even though it will hurt your staff

      • PD says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB.. I pulled the trigger..

        My rationale is that my staff is 70 IP’s over the max right now.. that’s at least 10-12 starts I’ll be doing without.. Hopefully the fillins can off set (picked up Kluber & Stultz for now) what I’ve lost.

        for s&g’s.. more saves ROS – Kenley or Casey?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @PD: Man that’s tough, I’m gonna say Casey because cemented in role and won’t be jerked around. Love Kluber, I think you’ll be good.

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    Rendon or Altuve for 2B? Have Altuve now, Rendon is available. Also have Utley on my DL.

    Joyce or his new call-up buddy Myers?

    Who wins this trade: JUp/Brown/Jennings for Bruce/Stanton/Beej?

    H, R, HR, RBI, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: Altuve and Joyce. I think I like J Up side better than B Up

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What about JUp/Marte/Jennings for Bruce/Stanton/BJUp?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wilsonian: Closer, you’re giving up steals and if you can handle that for more power upside, I think I do that one

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I’ve got this one out right now. Haven’t heard back. This guy is always really slow on the return when you offer him trades. Thanks for your input.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Wilsonian: No problem, hope you get it!

  55. The Strolg says:
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    When I heard that Tulo had cracked one of his 12 glass ribs I went to the waiver wire to pick up Rutledge, but someone had already beat me to it. I was so pissed that I PUNCHED MY CLOWN and picked up Yunel instead.

  56. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Starting Wheeler @ ATL on Tuesday?

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Grey – would you start Porcello vs. Bal over Wheeler? SON favors Porcello given the matchups.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  57. Joe LoPiccolo says:
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    3 year contracts Marte for rizzo and pappelbon. Marte is a 1 and Rizzo is a 2. We use ave, ops, hr, sb, RBI and runs. Personally this guy has a thing for Marte. Tell me if I am wrong but I see a guy who gets thrown out 45% of the time and does not know how to take a walk. Can he maintain his average? Should I sell high? Is rizzo the real deal? Is he Ike Davis in Chicago? I need to knock this one out because Iam still feeling the pain o the Rutledge dabacle! Jury is still out and it was nice to see him come back with a bang. Tulo is my hero!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe LoPiccolo: Don’t think Marte will and it’s already falling. You get Rizzo longer plus a solid closer, I’d do it

  58. Vinnie says:
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    Do you think Dominic Brown for Bruce is a good move?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Vinnie: Yea I think so, pretty close though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vinnie: I’d take Bruce

  59. JTR says:
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    Drop any of the following for Kluber and his next start?

    JoFer, Porcello, Oliver Perez?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JTR: Yea I’d drop Perez

  60. TheNewGuy says:
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    NICE opening.

    Starting Big S at the Cards tommorow in a 12 teamer? Guys been knocked around recently.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Yea I think I would

  61. Dkohn says:
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    1) Kluber or Straily?
    2) Moreland or Lind?
    3) Josh Donaldson or Hosmer?

    Thanks guys

    P.S. Grey you check out Kanye’s Yeezus yet? Little heavy for me, but I tend to like his shit.

    “Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but the son of a bitch knows story structure.”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dkohn: Haha. I like Kluber Lind Donaldson. That’s kinda a cool name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Agree with JB… I haven’t listened yet, is it out already? I didn’t love the SNL songs he performed but usually do love his shizz…

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: It got leaked, was slated to come out tomorrow.

        Last question…Straily or Hector Santiago

        Thanks for being awesome!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Will have to Google for it… Depends on match-ups really… But I’d go Santiago… No problem…

  62. scott says:
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    Chatwood on an innings limit? Every start seems to go around mid 80s in pitch coint regardless of how well or poor he pitches?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scott: Yea there’s something like that going on, I think if he keeps it up and feels healthy he’ll go deeper

  63. L-Boogie says:
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    12-team, 5×5, weekly league

    1) I asked this last week but I’m about to pull the trigger so I just wanted corroboration. A Jax or Zobrist, ROS (regardless of position)?

    2) Pick 2 for this week:
    Garza vs. Houston
    Liriano @ Cincy(yikes) and @AZ
    Jo-Fer @ SF
    Kluber vs Minn

    3) Kenley’s BS on Sat. affect (or is it effect?) his closer status?

    4) I finally dropped Niese and Swisher this weekend. Not a question. Just feels good finally getting to say it out loud.

    Thanks dude.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @L-Boogie: 4. you held him all through his terrible starts, but now that he’s had 4 out of his last 5 starts being great, now it’s time to cut him? I had him in both a 10 and a 16 teamer and cut him after his 8 earned run mess in the shallower league, but had no choice but to just bench in 16 teamer (rather wait on good pitcher gone cold than the trash out there)

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @jason batteiger: as terrible as league’s (and most of that whole bullpen) been, and how much better kenley is, i would be very surprised (and sickened) if one solo homer would steal that job back. It’s not like League has even proved he’ll be used in any sort of leverage spot at all.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @jason batteiger: I kept him this long but never started him. I wanted to pick up Kluber but i wasn’t going to drop one of my other piitchers: Bum, Scherzer, AJ, Liriano (nned the Ks), Jo-Fer, or Garza.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @L-Boogie: 1. AJax 2. Kluber and Garza 3. Hah pretty sure affect. Maybe a little but not a ton. 4. Nice! Never been a big Niese guy, yeah pitching better recently, but the K:BB is atrocious

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Great. Now I’m really torn. Last week Grey said Zobrist, this week JB says A Jax. Serves me right for asking the question twice. What if I told you I really need RBI and I’m running away with runs?

  64. ashtray says:
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    Alcides Escobar just hit the waiver wire. Would you pick him up over Rendon/Franklin/Rutledge/Prado?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ashtray: Yea I would over Franklin and Rutledge.

  65. Q says:
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    Fully aware I am asking the same question again, but wondering if I’ll get the same answer after reading your post:

    This week, Greinke @ SD or H. Bailey Home v. Pitt?

    Greinke is my boy–the only jersey I own–but he just doesn’t seem right. Giving up a ton of hits, which makes me think his fastball command is not there.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Q: Still Greinke. Had two outs and a full count and hung a curveball to Alvarez yesterday. Or else would’ve had a not so terrible start

  66. Snoffoloupcaus says:
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    3 questions:

    1) Can Anthony Rendon be a star this year? Looked like a beast this weekend.

    2) Time to cut bait on Vmart?

    3) Matt Harvey for Adam Jones, which side? Adam Jones .300+ ROS? (average is huge for me.)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Snoffoloupcaus: 1. Star? Nah. Solid? Sure. 2. Yeah if solid C avail. 3. Probably Jones, if not then just a few pts under

  67. trollemon says:
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    Great column, as usual.

    I’m having some trouble figuring out which of my “pretty much sufficient enough” guys to drop to make moves. Given where I’m sitting in the league none of these guys are actually sufficient.

    ROS in order:
    Torii Hunter, BJ, Wil Myers, Corey Hart

    Any likely waiver wire 3B that are better options than Donaldson?

    Thanks a ton.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @trollemon: Probably go with your order. Doubtful, Donaldson is solid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trollemon: Thanks! Myers, Upton… Agree with JB on Donaldson for now…

  68. Nick nice says:
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    Aoki or reddick rest of way?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick nice: Depends on need, Aoki for AVG, Reddick for counting stats upside, gun to my head, Reddick

  69. Jim Holzgen says:
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    Is Myers worth adding here, and if so who do I drop?
    I have 4 OF’s: Choo, Puig, Holliday, Stanto. 2 Utilities of Rutledge and Carp, Saltalamachia on the bench.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Jim Holzgen: yes, drop salty carp Rutledge in that order. No need for 2 C

  70. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5. Keeping 5.
    My team:
    c-Perez
    1b-Loney
    2b-Gyorko (DL)
    3b-Longoria
    ss-Lowrie
    of-CarGo, Choo, Braun (DL)
    util-Jennings
    util-Alex Gordon
    sp-Kershaw, Moore, Harvey, Minor, Bailey, Garza, Ryu, Jose Fernandez, Wheeler
    rp-Soriano, Janssen, Holland
    dl-Reyes, Moreland

    I give:
    Braun

    I get:
    Rizzo
    Hamels

    Keepers would be:
    Longoria
    Rizzo
    CarGo
    Reyes
    Kershaw

    What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stynyr: I think I stand pat and have Braun over Rizzo for a keeper despite swirling rumors

  71. Nelson Santovenia says:
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    Ollie or K-Rod for saves ROS? (youre not allowed to say neither)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nelson Santovenia: Dammit! You knew my answer. I’d go K Rod if only because I think he’s a better pitcher right now

  72. Jon says:
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    Figaro worth a try this week? @ HOU and vs ATL

    Other options: EJax, Hammel, Tommy Hunter, Miguel Gonzalez, Blanton, Jerome Williams, Stolts, Harang, Keuchel…

    I’d be dropping Capps, activating Street, and replacing Cobb’s spot in the rotation.

    • Jon says:
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      Actually, just saw Quintana is available, as well. That’s probably the way to go, huh?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: I really really like Figaro this week, holding onto him for his start. Houston very K prone, Figaro has great stuff despite inconsistent. And they let him go deep. Start him.

      • Jon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: cool, man. Thanks!

  73. Josh says:
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    Having watched Cole’s last two starts and listening to him, he seems perfectly content not going for strikeouts. The Pirates organization wants him to take the approach he has, pound the strike zone, pitch to contact, and get deep into games. I don’t think Ks are coming any time soon.

    Anyway, I’m in a ten team league and my bottom 3 starters are Cole, Wheeler, and Garza. Any of those 3 drop-able for Kluber?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Josh: Yea I think I lose Wheeler for Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: I’d lose Cole for Kluber

  74. malamoney says:
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    Grey,

    What are you thoughts on this trade in a H2H points league:

    I give up Butler and Austin Jackson for Choo and Matt Moore. I would slide Arenado into the IF DH spot that Butler was occupying and the rest speaks for itself?

    Here is my current pitching staff:

    King Felix, Shelby Miller, Medlen, Lincecum, Gerrit Cole, Teheran, Cingrani, Wacha and Morrow. I have Perkins and Street as RP, but often use Medlen, Miller and Cingrani at RP. With Wacha and Cingrani out of the picture, it seems I could use Moore. Do his recent struggles concern you?

    My outfield would be: Braun, Gordon, Choo, Myers, Marte, Morse and Corey Hart whenever he takes of his sunglasses and gets his act together. We start 4.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @malamoney: I think I stand pat. Moore does scare me since he has control issues AND is geting hit now. Think Butler bounces back

  75. Steve Stevenson says:
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    My MI is decimated with Tulo, EverCab and Gyorko down. Pick a 2B and SS unil the Pads come back, 12 team OBP and net SB league:

    2B: M Young, Murphy, Dietrich, Beckham, Dozier (2B/SS), Aviles (2B/SS), Descalso (2B/SS)

    SS: A Escobar, Cozart, Gregorius, Simmons and the multi-eligibles above

    Will need to drop a SP, IP cap league: Lester, Cole or Beachy?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Yikes. Probably Murphy and Simmons for me. Would drop Beachy

  76. Ryan says:
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    Do I trade longoria and morse for carlos gomez and yasiel puig?

    Well this is my team if it helps. It’s a 20 team dynasty league.

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss nick franklin
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn yunel escobar
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p joe blamton
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: You’re unbelievable. Yes, make the trade already.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Yea I like that deal

  77. Ryan741 says:
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    Quick trade question, points league. Cespedes/Sabathia/Dickey or Rios/Greinke/Bailey, which side do you prefer?

    • Spyre says:
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      @Ryan741: Looks pretty fair to me, but I like the Rios side. Dickey is a liability in points leagues.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: I agree, better pitchers on the left side

  78. Yeshcheese says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Teix in 12t H2H redraft? There has to be comparable production on waivers right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Don’t mind it at all, already dealing with wrist inflammation again

  79. Andrew says:
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    Lind or Blanks?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew: Sticking with lind

  80. scott says:
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    Teheran or Wheeler?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scott: Probably Teheran for me

  81. Jack says:
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    Should I drop Moreland for Reddick? My wife is a Ranger’s fan, so his ownership comes with “benefits”….although I haven’t had any “benefits” in a while….kicks can.

    Rest of team:
    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring
    C: Ryan Doumit
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Anthony Rendon
    SS: Nick Franklin
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Mike Trout, Alex Rios, Dominic Brown
    UTL: Starling Marte, Yasiel Puig
    Bench: Mitch Moreland, Will Myers
    DL: Jedd Gyorko, Carl Crawford

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Patrick Corbin, Zach Wheeler
    RP: Edward Mujica, Jose Valverde, Andrew Bailey

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: Hahaha, yea I think that’s a fine move as Reddick is healthy right now and they have equal upside I think

  82. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Do I drop Carl Crawford for Wil Myers?

    I may have got all of the useful life out of Carl.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Nah I think you hold onto the non-fat baseball CC

      • Mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks!!!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mike: No prob!

  83. Brian says:
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    Do I drop Cingrani for Gee, two starts this week. 12 team H2H 6×5 (OPS). I can drop someone else. Who do you recommend to drop or hold!!

    Perez, Goldy, Kinsler, Cabrera, Cozart, Jones, Trumbo, Cruz, Choo, bench Frazier, Rutledge, Myers, Aoki.

    Scherzer, Miller, Wheeler, Moore, Samardzjia, Milone, Ryu, Kluber, Romo, Valverde, Perkins.

    Looking to try and stay in first!!!

    BB

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brian: Yea I think that’s fine, then after Gee’s starts readdress for another streamer

      • Brian says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Will do thanks

        BB

  84. papasmurf says:
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    Lindsanity is in full blast! It’s his contract year? How can he go from Adam Lind, as we know and love, to Lou Gehrig just like that?

    My offense finally has some life to it. Ironically Goldy has gone ice cold at the same time. You know how behind your offense is when your team hits 7 homers with 11 R and 11 RBI on a day, and your team gains a lousy 2 points in the standings.

    All those days of 3 for 35 with 1 R and 0 RBI apparently count too, damn.

    What’s the deal with the “Wil” spelling? To compensate for the extraneous ‘S’ in the last name?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @papasmurf: Haha love your comments, can I be part of smurf nation? Haha yea sheesh, at least it caught you up a little! That’s a Wil Nieves question… Hah

      • papasmurf says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: Yes of course, but you’ll have to have pick a stereotype and caricature for yourself in order to be ___ smurf.

        And um, don’t tell anyone you live in a village with a bunch of dudes who spend their days in only underpants looking for mushrooms … people might get the wrong idea. :D

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @papasmurf: Haha, I’ll be Big Sexy Smurf. That was my college nickname minus the smurf, not what I really think of myself….

          • papasmurf says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Not sure if being Big Sexy is gonna help ya in smurf village. It’s a bunch of tiny blue dudes. Unless you don’t mind sharing smurfette with a few dozen others…

            That’s why I am out of town so often. ;)

  85. Spencer says:
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    Again, trying to set up my streamer schedule for the week to take the place of my injured Burnett. I did look at the SON and got these match ups, but I always like to hear from you guys as well. Give me 1 guy for each day, league counts QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9 and IP

    6/18 Figaro vs Hou or Blanton vs Sea
    6/19 Cahill vs Mia or Lohse vs Hou
    6/20 Gaudin vs Mia or Hanson vs Sea
    6/22 Zito vs Mia or Straily vs Sea or Kluber vs Min

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Spencer: Figaro, Lohse (looked a lot better – Brewers bias early!), Gaudin (ugh – don’t love it but don’t trust Hanson) then Kluber

  86. Derrick says:
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    Reddick or BJ Upton? Both on the wire in my league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Derrick: Probably Upton

  87. sanfran1966 says:
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    Hey Coach Grey or JB,

    Can you rank for rest o season:

    Lowrie, Franklin, Gyorko, Profar

    Would you start Parra over Frazier? Can drop Capps or Perez to roster Parra…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sanfran1966: Does that make me assistant coach? I can roll with that. Lowrie, Profar, Gyorko Franklin, but Grey loves Franklin. I would, I think either guy is cuttable

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Not if you keep forgetting your whistle

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Grey: I have my whistle right here, you know what, you can wet my whistle!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hey now!

  88. Pager24 says:
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    what do you think of this trade?

    J Upton & Gio for my Puig Greinke & Wheeler

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pager24: Hmmm, I think I like what you’re getting a tad more

      • Pager24 says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        what about Choo Puig & Greinke for JUp and Gio?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Pager24: Closer I think that’s even, probably still take Gio side but very very close

  89. FillyP says:
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    Drop J. Will for Reddick or Moss?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FillyP: I’m guessing Josh Willingham not Jerome Williams hhahahaha. I think I hold onto Willingham still

      • FillyP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Your guess is correct!

        How do you feel about Gee (@ATL, @PHI) or Ubaldo (vs. KC, vs. MIN) this week and/or ROS over Santiago? Stick with ol’ Hector?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @FillyP: Stick with Hector

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @FillyP: Hah sticking with Hector as well

  90. Keter Ping says:
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    Am I nuts to think now is a great time to trade Shelby miller for Zack Greinke?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Keter Ping: Not nuts at all I like that trade. Greinke will get back into a groove

  91. JFK says:
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    Thoughts on this trade?
    Lance Lynn/Desmond Jennings/Jake Peavy for Justin Verlander/Brandon Beachy

    Also, with three open spots, I’m looking to buffer my pitching and pick up a bat…I can wait on either if the potential ROI is significantly greater than what’s available now; towards that end:
    -Dillon Gee over Dan Straily in a non-streamer, spot starter role, or Kyle Lohse going to maintain this turnaround? (facing a moves cap)
    -Carlos Martinez over EJax, or Rondon worth the flier? (SP and RP needs are equal)
    -BJ Upton over Josh Reddick, or Yelich in a keeper league?

    Great article, excellent work, good times!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JFK: I’d take the ace in Verlander. I think I hold onto Lohse if facing a transaction limit. Meh, I dunno I think I stick with EJax and matchup start him. Sticking with BJ

      • JFK says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks!

        One more for ya: King Felix/Kenley Jansen/Latos + 10th rounder for Iwakuma/Masterson/Lester + 8th rounder
        Keeper league, so Jansen would be a 12th rounder, Iwa a 15th rounder, Masterson a 21st rounder if he proves himself worthy…is it even close?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JFK: Ehhhh, close given keeper costs, but I stick with King Kenley Latos side

          • JFK says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Got it – thanks!

  92. Crumpy says:
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    Please rank ROS: Cain, Venable, Mayberry

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Crumpy: I like that order

  93. Jake the snake says:
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    Hey, I have a start / sit question -

    For the Infielder spot start Mike Napoli or Adam Dunn?

    For the Utility Spot start Puig or Adam Dunn ?

    Here’s the rest of the team

    C. Carlos Santana

    1b- goldschmidt

    2b- Ben zobrist

    3b- d. Wright

    SS. Ian Desmond

    If – Napoli

    OF- g. Stanton

    Of- j. Hayward

    Of- Alex rios

    Of- Dom drown

    Dh- David Ortiz

    Utility Puig

    Bench- Nate mcclouth, Adam Dunn & kemp on DL

    – not sure if this is a smart move but would you drop zack grenike for either Cole (pirates), or Will Myers?

    My other pitchers are cole hamels , Jordan Zimmerman , Matt Harvey & David price on DL

    Thank you

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake the snake: Napoli and Puig. And no don’t drop Greinke

  94. uncdrew says:
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    Streaming David Murphy and Leonys Martin today — going all in on Hitter-Tron.

    Hey Hitter-Tron, get off my ice maker. Gross. Meh, whatever, you’ll learn she’s frigid soon enough.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @uncdrew: Haha, yea like those plays for upside, go Heels!

      • uncdrew says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yes, go Heels indeed!

        Especially Danny Green (Spurs) and the College World Series.

  95. I have a fun problem this week.

    Who should I start this week?

    Harvey @ATL @PHI
    Cain SD MIA
    Miller CHC TEX
    Sherzer BAL BOS
    Verlander BAL BOS
    Wainwright CHC TEX

    I have to sit one of them. Stream-0-meeter is telling me Wainwright.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gbaked: Man, that’s a good problem to have! I might go Cain. pitching better but lesser Ks, even though great matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gbaked: I’d sit Miller

  96. With Cobb down and out, need a replacement. JoFer, Porcello, Kluber, or Wheeler? Also, Domonic Brown or Wil Myers? Thinking prolly NO, but what do u think? Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @madden_curser: Porcello. No.

  97. Jamiehov says:
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    Should I drop Medlen or Parker for Kluber??

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jamiehov: Yea I love Kluber, but really really tough to cut those guys. I can’t decide, Kluber if you need K upside, Parker for ERA upside.

  98. Ian says:
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    Would you trade Hanley Ramirez for Desmond Jennings?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ian: No position concerns, I think I might because health concenrs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: I’d take Jennings

  99. mhfella says:
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    On one team I have Bell, Wilhelmsen, Bailey and Brothers. Benoit and Cishek are available. Should I make any changes? Thank you.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mhfella: Nah stand pat right now. Think Wilhelmson gets back to the role

  100. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Trade Choo ($13 ROS Player Rater) for Matt Cain ($20 ROS) if I have Wil Myers that can plug back in for Choo? 10TM 5×5 Roto. Would be able to drop Colon or Cole in the rotation.

    Just want to see if there are Cain believers out there. I haven’t followed him much this season and wondering if something is a miss or if he has been unlucky…

    Great read as always! Keep up the good work.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schwab Stumped: He’s been giving up homers at a much higher rate than ever before, I think I hold onto Choo

  101. Marti says:
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    Nl only 260 cap dynasty league unlimited keepers. Which side do u like better? Values go up by 5 bucks each year

    Puig $1 axford $10 Estrada $7 vs Rizzo $14 Dom brown $6 koehler $1

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Marti: Rizzo Brown side

  102. Ozzie Virgil says:
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    H2H 12 team keeper 6×6 ERA WHIP QS SV K K/9 Max of 12 starts per week…

    Risk Porcello vs BAL?
    Wood today @ STL?
    Gee @ ATL?
    Marcum @ ATL? strikeouts are premium and ATL can sure whiff…

    thank you

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ozzie Virgil: In order of who I like most to most risky, I like the order you have them in. Without knowing where your other starts will come from, i think I bench the Mets, but play top 2

  103. Gray Elbright says:
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    How much for a FABB $ on a $100 budget for the season would you put on Corey Klubar?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gray Elbright: Not sure what anyone has left, but $15ish.

  104. Gray Elbright says:
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    How much for a FABB $ on a $100 budget for the season would you put on Corey Klubar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gray Elbright: $7, but agree with JB, depends what people have

  105. The Thumb says:
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    It really is nitpicking to complain about the almighty Macho Man Manny Machado, but considering he hasn’t homered since early May, what is his power outlook? I thought he could be a 20/20 guy but that’s looking less and less likely.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Thumb: Well I think the steals side of that is less likely, I think he gets to 18 HR and maybe 12 Stls

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Thumb: It’s nitpicking… He could hit 5 homers in a week and be right back on 20/20 pace…

  106. Pete says:
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    Who’s a better 2 start option this week in a H2H points league – Figaro @HOU, vATL or Lyles vMIL, @Cubs?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: I like Figaro for K upside especially in that first matchup. I know Lyles is off a 10 K game but he hadn’t topped 6 before that this yr

  107. Just A Bit Outside says:
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    I’m working with a ticked off Rizzo owner in my league (Yahoo 12-team weekly H2H, no keepers). He’s looking for my Matt Joyce for his Rizzo. I’ve been lovin me some Matt Joyce these last couple weeks, but can’t help believing that he’s going to cool off in a major way. So, what say you Razzballers? Do I make the deal?

  108. smegma says:
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    News indicates that the Astros may trade Bud Norris. I picked him up for 2 start streaming this week…should I throw him back to the ww for next week’s 2 start pitcher or hold?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: Depends on league size and roster depth, I think he’s a streamer at best unless very deep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: He’s not getting traded this week

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys – sorry my post wasn’t clear. I’m keeping Norris regardless this week, but would you keep him for next week and beyond if he goes to a contender or just keep streaming different guys with that spot.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @smegma: Still don’t think he’ll be traded in that time span, and if he goes to a bad park, could be trouble. I think keep streaming

  109. alejandro says:
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    Hi!! Blanks or Frazier rest of season?

    Thanks

  110. Travis says:
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    Hey Grey, I did the Weaver+ARam for Longoria trade–glad I did, cause the wheels are definitely coming off weaver. This freed me up a pitcher slot.
    My current pitchers are: Price, Cobb, Minor, Homer Bailey, Wheeler, Cole

    These are who I’m looking at to add–but feel free to suggest other comparable level:
    Niese
    Garza
    Edwin Jackson
    Tillman
    Stults
    Arroyo
    Hector Santiago
    Erasmo Ramirez
    Porcello

    I’m in a 1250 inning cap league, so don’t necessarily need pitchers that eat up innings, and am even considering grabbing a middle reliever (but need wins).

    Erasmus is putting up good numbers in the minors. But I’m rookie heavy, so not sure how many more fliers to take.

    I like Santiago’s numbers, but wins are my big weakness.

    Aroyyo, Stults, Tillman are good lately with ERA and Wins, but not quite the K ratio I’d like.

    Jackson and Garza have been good lately–but will they hold it up? And wins for a Chicago pitcher?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Travis: Porcello

      • Travis says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Thanks!

        If you had to pick a second grab, any of the other folks also addable over Cole? I might give him one more start–but not too sure. He’s not horrible, but not crazy bout the lack of strikes (and that was an issue in the minors too, so not like the K’s are there just struggling to come out)?

    • Travis says:
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      @Travis: Beachy is also out there–but he’s in the same boat with Erasmo–not sure how many more fliers i can really take (especially since neither of them seem to be too imminent in their returns)

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Travis: Right, the answer’s Porcello.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Travis: Agree with cram, love Porcello, think Garza is a shade underrated these days

  111. sean says:
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    My bench right now: Braun, Tulo, Harper, Grandy. I love this game.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sean: Yikes, it’s like a fantasy football team!

  112. Tyler Durdan says:
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    Beckham or Rutledge at MI this week? I am looking for the deciding factor as I am on the fence about this either way. For 3 years I have been waiting to have Beckham be of use in fantasy and Rutledge seems to have slightly more upside for this year. Thanks in advance.

    Tyler Durdan

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

    Received trade offer:

    Give Allen Craig & Gerritt Cole

    Get Brett Gardner & Matt Moore

    My roster:

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

    SP-Lee
    Harvey
    Lynn
    Miller
    Kluber
    Cole
    Beachy DL

    RP-Romo
    Johnson
    Frieri
    Henderson
    K-Rod

    My initial thought is no because I don’t want to be saddled with the Matt Moore mess but I also could use some steals. Then again, Juan Pierre and Ben Revere are both on waivers. Thoughts?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @ashtray: I’d just pick up Revere and play him over Rutledge, who is not really UTIL material.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ashtray: I think I take the deal and hope for Moore’s upside to come through, but picking up either one of those guys is solid too

  114. Eric Riptide says:
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    Would you roll with Tyler Colvin (faces 5 righties this week) or B.J. Upton (faces 1 lefty)? This is a points league, so I don’t need to consider steals or batting average or anything. I just want points.

    And I also need to start one of these three pitchers this week : Gee (@PHI, @ATL), Cashner (@SF, LAD), Straily (@TEX, @SEA).

    Thanks, Grey. And also, a few weeks back you mentioned someone completely wrapped up in gauze, and I’m assuming you were referencing the baby from the movie “Eraserhead.” If so, great job. That’s one crazy movie.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric Riptide: Wow Eraserhead references! Love the sound design in that movie. Anyway, I would go BJ and Cashner

  115. Adam says:
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    Better bet ROS in a 6×6 with QS included….

    Dickey or Liriano?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam: Ughhhhhhh Dickey

  116. EK says:
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    Hold G. Cole in a 10 team H2H pts league or stream?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Probably hold, have no problem streaming though in non keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: I’d hold for one more start

  117. Deuces Wild says:
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    How’d I do on this trade?

    I gave: Segura, Holliday, Lester
    I got: Braun, King Felix

    I have Reyes to fill my hole at SS when he returns.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Deuces Wild: You did awesome

  118. Mr. Glass says:
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    what would be a realistic return for Parra be im looking for a Pitcher in return

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Mr. Glass: Someone equivalent to what you might be able to pull off the waiver wire.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Glass: Agree with all above

  119. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    I think I already know the answer to this, but: Rutledge or Franklin ROS? And what pitchers do you feel are a fair return for Greinke/Moore? I wanna trade both or at least one away and with their current value, I’m not sure who I should be targeting. Thanks for the help.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Rutledge and pretty sure Grey likes that side too. Well their current value is pretty low, so someone pretty far down there. Greinke I think has more value with longer track record

  120. EK says:
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    Who will have more value at 2B for the 2nd half (H2H pts):
    M. Carpenter or Aaron Hill

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: 2nd half only? I’d go hill

  121. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Rudi: Do you happen to have a chart of total runs scored or runs per inning by month in MLB history laying about???

    Was interested to see if there truly is an observed statistical “Dog Days” effect ..

    I tend to be a 2nd half SP – GS guy historically… Seems, they are easier to pick the winners then and the selection is sure better as SPs fill up the puddle as other owner have spent their innings or GS …

    Some nice starters today… But, my hitting has been SO injuried or PPDed or whatever, I need to fiddle with hitting more right now…

    I’m falling off my GS fast -21 today.. By mid week will be at minus 25 or more…

    MLB travel days are hard for picking up for PP-SPs and not having to make tougher than normal cuts to accommodate them..

    PS: Sorry to bother you….. But, I’m only writing to Mr. Gray part time now – since he has become a part time responder… – (This is referred to as a “slow wobble”in the workplace)…

    • Sorry. I don’t have that data available. I think the strategy of staying below GS pace in the first half makes sense – assuming the league is over pace – in that you’ll be able to get better SPs in free agency and trade for the 2nd half and better middle relievers available at the draft/1st half than 2nd half (e.g,. I got Jansen and David Robertson late in RCL draft. Those guys will become much more valuable in 2nd half as teams max out on GS and need relievers). I’m doing this currently in RCL.

  122. Wilsonian says:
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    Deep league. Have Zunino now, do I drop him for Jazzy Phizzle Arrencibia?

    Shallow league 5 player keeper league. My OF/UTIL/BN looks like this:

    OF: Jones
    OF: JUp
    OF: Brown
    UTIL: Marte
    UTIL: Jennings
    BN: Myers
    BN: BJUp
    BN: Alvarez

    I don’t like carrying so much on the bench but I don’t think I should really drop any of those guys right now. I worry that BJ is about to explode. Myers could come up and hit the hell out of the ball and then have some extreme trade value. And I actually like Alvarez’s ability to mash and hit .220. I need some guys I can sub in for some instant pop.

    Do I drop anyone for Joyce or Lind? I have 3 guys from TB as it is in Longo, Jennings, and Myers.

    I could also use some pitching and really want to add Kluber. Think he could be a someone to hang on and not just stream for the year. Do I drop anyone for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: I think I would, Zunino was having troubles with breaking stuff in AAA, at least we know JP can hit for power for sure. I think you’re fine since you can handle Alvarez’s AVG sink. I wouldn’t drop any of those hitters for Kluber, but agree he needs to be added if possible

  123. Chris says:
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    JB, would you start Josh Johnson tonight vs. Colorado?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I actually think I would, I know not the same hitters but excellent career numbers vs. COL and no Tulo and at home not in Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I wouldn’t

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    One more and I’m done for the day. When Utley comes off the DL, do I drop Altuve for him or do I just drop Utley?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      That’s a nice problem to have. Both those guys are solid. I’d hold Altuve I think.

      • Chris says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I second that. Altuve is solid.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @OaktownSteve: @Chris: so you think you’d both lose Utley or try to find someone else to drop? I like Altuve and think he probably ends up the better 2B for the year. But I still have some sneaky feeling that there’s a Zombino in Utley somewhere.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Wilsonian:

            I’d want to hear who else you could drop.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d hold Utley in that DL spot a few games if you can handle not making moves and see how he looks.

  125. Dan says:
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    What are your thoughts on Alex Torres? He had some pretty good numbers in the minors this year, and has been pretty much unhittable since his call up. Is there any chance he takes Cobb’s spot in the rotation for now?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Yea I think there’s a good shot, pretty good stuff, nice Ks, but I think he’ll get hit around a little if he’s in the rotation more than a spot start or two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Agree with JB, nice K upside, may not go more than 5+ innings though, at least at first

  126. JP says:
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    trade brown and kemp for the Dread Pirate? currently in 2nd place hanging tough.. 10 team h2h mixed yahoo league.. if no, do you think im trying to over-manage my team or should i be actively shopping Brown still..i feel like he’s already showing signs that he couldnt keep this up

    C – V Mart
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Swiggy
    SS – N Franklin
    OF – Brown
    OF – Jones
    OF – B Upton
    Util – Blanks
    BN – Gardner
    DL – Reyes
    DL – Kemp

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JP: That’s too much. I’d hold there.

      Obviously Brown’s going to cool off. He’s not going to win the HR title. But he’s fine.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JP: I think you hold, Kemp will hopefully be solid when he returns and the difference between him and McCutchen I don’t think is Dom Brown

      • JP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        what if i do kemp / brown for Gallardo / Cutch…

        nava and dempster both on the table.. but i figure gallardo will have the best second half?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        do you think kemp’s power will return this year ?

  127. chillmodious says:
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    Morning, Grey…

    1. Which side is wins here: Wilhelmsen + Teheran for Chris Perez + Wil Myers

    2. ROS, does Chris Perez, Jose Veras, Wilhelmsen sound right for a closer ranking?

    3.

    4. Please rank Teheran, Porcello, Wheeler for ROS?

    5. Porcello or Gallardo for a last roster spot?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: 1. Depends on hitter vs. pitcher needs 2. I’d go Veras first, only guy with solid job role right now. 3. 4. Porcello, Teh, Wheel, 5. I keep saying it, Porcello still :)

  128. royce! says:
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    Morning Grey et al.,

    My 14 team h2h team has lost 4 weeks in a row. Settings are 5×5 plus OBP, XBH, Holds and K/BB. I think it’s just a fluke but thought after a month of losing, I should seek a second opinion.

    C- Zunino
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Rendon
    3B- Miggy
    SS- Zobrist
    IF- Cuddyer
    OF- McCutchen
    OF- Heyward
    OF- Ajax
    OF- Cespedes
    UTIL- Joyce
    BN- Frazier
    BN- K. Johnson
    BN- Rutledge
    DL- Hart

    SP- Zimmermann
    SP- Milone
    RP- Holland
    RP- Bailey
    RP- Bell
    RP- Pestano
    P- Ryu
    P- Porcello
    P- Kluber
    BN- Cobb
    BN- Cole
    BN- Wheeler
    DL- Peavy

    So whaddya think? Does this team have a problem or is it just random fluctuations of luck? Since I’m not playing him, should I drop Rutledge for Tillman or Edwin Jackson? Thanks for all your hard work!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @royce!: Yea I think you lose Rutledge for stream starters. Your rotation is a little weak, but I love Kluber and Porcello

      • royce! says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the feedback. I was cruising for a while with Zimmermann, Peavy, Ryu, Milone, Cobb and spot starters, but nearly all of those have hit some bumps in the road recently, in one way or another.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Agree with JB, you need to free up your bats on the bench and strengthen your rotation… I’d grab Jackson

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: By “free up” do you mean trade? I’ll give that a shot and drop Rutledge for Ejax. Now I’ll have two Jacksons and two Johnsons. New team name “The Jacksons’ Johnsons”?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I mean you need to make a two for one trade and play bench bats or drop the last guys on your team… Maybe hold one bench bat…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: I get making a two-fer trade, but rosters are locked all week, so I can’t play bench bats. Or maybe I’m not getting what you mean. I’ll try to shed a couple of bats regardless. Not being well known, Frazier doesn’t seem to be in much demand, but I might be able to move him to the guy who is starting Michael Young at 3B. Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Weekly lineups there’s even less reason for bench bats, unless you’re holding a guy to get him healthy….

  129. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Hey Gray,

    Nice idea about the penial-bats!

    I’m streaming an OF this week. Who do you like best this week? ROS?
    Bourjos, Leonys, Dayan, Seth Smith, Morrison, Ruggiano, Travis Snider, Arcia.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Like Bourjos, especially if they keep hitting him 1

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB, that’s what I am thinking too. How do you like Plouffe ROS?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mrs. Featherbottom: Not very much, think less HRs and even AVG since last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Thanks! Agree with JB… Plouffe is nothing until he’s hitting…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Sky: It puts the lotion on its skin!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yes Sir, may I have another, Sir!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sky: Sky – I get some Kluber credit right? Remember our late night texting ;)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ha, you do. I had my eye on him but hadn’t done the research. Then you said you had and I was too lazy to find out if you were right or not so I just rolled with it. Thanks for aiding my laziness!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        boys , boys , boys .

        did any of you start kluber on may 21st vs detroit
        or
        may 26th in boston ??

        i think not .

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah well I don’t actually read your stuff so I’m still the real funky real one here, broseph! You would know nothing if the naughty Hitter-Tron didn’t whisper sweet, greasy nothings into your ears! *straws grasped at and missed*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wrong, Hitter-Tron whispers sweet nothings into my mouthguard…

  130. EK says:
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    H2H pts:
    Cole & Cueto for Price?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Want the C’s still worried about Price’s health ROS

  131. Eddy says:
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    Though Hughes (v LAD) is slightly above Figaro (@HOU) in SON, I feel Figaro is the better option.

    Do you feel the feel that I feel?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Eddy: Phil Hughes should be taken out of the SON database.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddy: Hahaha Cram… Yea I like Figaro

  132. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Currently at 3B I have E5, Headley, and Sandoval with Rizzo and E5 at 1B. Does it make sense to trade E5 for Wil Myers and Alex Gordon? I have Aoki, Stanton, AJ10 in the OF.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey: Meh, I think I stand pat, maybe try to move Headley for whatever you can get instead.

  133. Cory says:
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    Gray: Where’s the love? CarGo(me) is on pace for 29 home runs, 88 RBI, 31 stolen bases and 102 runs scored. Given that, aren’t you being a bit Tom Petty with your bet that Gomez will be well below .300 by July?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Cory: What do those #’s have to do with batting average? Hopefully he gets busted for PED’s by July.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cory: Lost all respect for you Cram

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I don’t own him anywhere. If you own him, I’ll nix the PED curse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cory: On pace for more than 29 homers…

  134. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Guys,
    Heyward and Wheeler or Braun? Keepers league.
    Id have to drop j.taillon.
    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: I’d lean towards Heyward.

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Grey:
        Im trading Braun. Owning him gonna be a headache. Thanks to all 3 of you.

  135. Bryan says:
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    Cole or Garza thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: Garza for K upside, Cole a tad safer ERA WHIP wise

  136. John says:
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    My keeper roto league is finished for me. Someone is offering me Puig, and Gyorko at $0 for a haul on my end (Jordan Zimmerman, Cuddyier, Chapman). Obviously a haul for him. He also has Zach Wheeler. I’m interested in accruing keepers, but this seems like way too much. What’s the right amount?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Yea that’s way way too much. Send it back without JZ

  137. Gbuscaino says:
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    Drop cole for any of Tillman, griffin, or Jose fern?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gbuscaino: Nah, I mean all same tier-ish, I’d probably hold

  138. Mariner Mike says:
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    Have Cole thinking about dropping for Kluber or Porcello who do you like ROS.? Do you like starting Wheeler tomorrow? Leaning on it have Harvey would be cool on Met sweep. Thanks for the thoughts!! 10 team league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mariner Mike: Like Porcello a tad more, more win potential. Yeah I think I would

  139. Tom Thumb says:
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    Grey,

    I’m currently rolling with Rutledge at SS in an OBP league. Trade Gio for Desmond? My only other pitchers are Greinke, Scherzer, Jose Fernandez, Cashner, Wheeler and Kluber. Big lead in ERA though as I am slowly selling off my pitchers (Anibal, Harvey, Moore and Cobb all dealt). Thanks!

  140. Bill says:
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    Wei-Yin Chen, Cashner, or Kluber ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re assuming I read your site…

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Oh snap. Moustache fight!

  141. Negatto says:
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    An owner in my league is looking to move Cabrera for a pitcher and an outfielder, what would be a fair offer based on my OF’s and Pitchers listed below. I have Fielder, Longoria and Goldschmidt as my 1B, 3B and CI, so the right answer may be I don;t have room. Thoughts?

    OF’s
    Choo, Shin-Soo
    Jones, Adam
    Joyce, Matt
    Myers, Wil
    Upton, B.J.
    Frazier, Todd

    SP’s
    Bumgarner, Madison
    Kennedy, Ian
    Moore, Matt
    Santiago, Hector
    Zimmermann, Jordan
    Wheeler, Zack

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Negatto: Jones/Bumgardner might get it done, with might in italics.

  142. JJ says:
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    Should I drop M.Reynolds for GYORKO, RUTLEDGE

    12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10)
    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-A.LIND
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-H.RAMIREZ
    SS-JJ.HARDY
    OF-D.FOWLER
    OF-J.WILLINGHAM
    OF-C.CRISP
    UTIL-M.REYNOLDS, E.HOSMER
    BENCH-M.TEIXEIRA
    DL-C.GRANDERSON, B.LAWRIE, M.KEMP

    V.MARTINEZ, C.HART, J.REDDICK, K.JOHNSON and J.LOWRIE are a few other available players
    Gyorko would look good as I could slot him into the 3B slot when he gets back, moving H.Ramirez to SS and Hardy to UTIL.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Reddick

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        So you like Reddick over all of those other guys? Kind of surprised, I feel like I already have that player in J.Willingham

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JJ: You’re not in a great position stashing Tex, Reynolds and Hosmer… Reddick over all of them, Rutledge doesn’t play on your team, he’s a 2B or SS, he’s not a UTIl player right now…

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Yeah I know. Its been a rough year to say the least. Up until grabbing Lind, Morneau was on my squad as well. Cant seem to iron out my offence.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  143. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Here’s my offense:

    C Perez
    1b Votta
    2b K Johnson
    3b Zimmerman
    ss Rut
    22/2b Eve Cab
    1b/3b Goldy
    Of Stanton
    Of Adam Jones
    Of Choo
    Of Pence
    Of Marte
    Util Donaldson
    Bench Nava
    Bench Moss

    Would a Choo and Donaldson for Wainwright be a good idea? Greinke seems to blow and I lost peavy, only have Max Max/Shark/Minor/Holland/Wheeler now. This roto league also counts Complete Game Shutouts, which Ace do you think can deliver those ROS? There’s a team that needs 3b and Of bad and has both Wainwright and Lee. I’m thinking of offering the trade for Wain and if rejected sending it again for Lee. Thoughts?

  144. Watson says:
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    12 Team H2H Redraft:
    Sandoval has become expendable for me, does it make sense to trade him for Zobrist since I have Rutledge at 2B now? Thanks.

  145. Pete says:
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    Would you start Blanks over Morse this week? Feels like a coinflip to me.

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      Have sanchez and cobb MIA now after getting Stras back. Shark has blown my WHIP and ERA the last 2 starts as well. Down -5 in a 1,350 cap league

      I can cut Cole G Cole and stream Colon @ Seattle this week. Smart?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

  146. JFK says:
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    Re-posting to the bottom of the queue:

    One more for ya: King Felix/Kenley Jansen/Latos + 10th rounder for Iwakuma/Masterson/Lester + 8th rounder
    Keeper league, so Jansen would be a 12th rounder, Iwa a 15th rounder, Masterson a 21st rounder if he proves himself worthy…is it even close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JFK: Felix side

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Shuffle so it looks like: Fister/Latos/Jansen for Iwa/Masterson/Lester, no picks.
        Left side is 35+ games back, and would need half the league to tank it in order to make playoffs.
        Legit enough?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fister side

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks – I’ll hold off on making the offer.

  147. I’m also noting that Grey is a big-time no comment on Rutledge. He’s all Rutledged out. That might have to go in the glossary.

    Rutledge (n.) – waiver wire guy who everyone overreacts to both ways, whether he’s just recalled, red hot or ice cold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Ha… Didn’t think I needed to say anything since it’s only been three days since his recall…

      • @Grey:

        Proving the point that Rutledge is a Rutledge. You being the sensible one and not overreacting, me and others bailing because we can’t decide whether we love or hate him. I’m going Franklin. I’ve been in love with him since he came up, and then I jilted him for Uggla and Ruts, and now I’m going back to his loving .300-hitting arms even though the chances are good he drops off to normal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya… Franklin feels a bit yawnstipating so far, but his average looks like it will be solid…

          • @Grey:

            You’re right, Nickmundo had that two-dong game and then no more fireworks, but at least he’s chipping in with a run here and an RBI there while still maintaining the .300 avg. I’d reach for the next shelf up and go Alcides but he’s just as dull at the moment. In a 5×5 his average is flat, he doesn’t dong, he’s not scoring runs.

            • @Grey:

              BY THE WAY: Everyone who owns Rutledge should start him tonight and every day going forward since I gave him the boot likely for the last time.

  148. nathan says:
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    Hi, thanks for all the great advise, entertaining and informative.!
    i need some help.
    my team is in last place of a 12 team h2h non-points 10 cat league. i am 20 games out of 6th place, the last playoff spot. when everyone gets back from injury i think i have a descent team but could you let me know what kind of adjustments i should make & what you would do if it were your team? i know that i need to get rid of some guys but most seem pretty mediocre so they are hard to differentiate.
    c-molina
    1-dunn
    2b-cano, profar
    3b- headley, rendon, gyroko
    ss- reyes, nick franklin,
    OF- kemp, torii, werth, soriano, nava.

    pitching (no RP):
    CC, cain, garza, phelps, erasmo, fernandez, shields, straily, latos & wheeler

    thank you & keep up the good work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Profar and Franklin look useless on your team… I’d pick up good streamers… Or try for some RPs…

  149. bryan says:
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    Total points league….was offered this trade:

    I give up Carlos Gomez and Andrew Bailey
    I get Alex Gordon and Cole Hamels

    Thoughts.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon side

    • bryan says:
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      @bryan: I am in need of starter, but don’t wanna be giving up too much and gomez seems to be the real deal

  150. xtremehulk says:
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    Kluber vs Porcello the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  151. Pete says:
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    Assuming Moreland comes back Friday, who gets dropped in a H2H points league: Aybar, Weeks, or Moreland? No positional constraint. I am assuming I can keep playing Lind in the 1B slot for the foreseeable future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  152. Vince says:
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    Haha hilarious sh*t Grey!

    On a more serious note… Still holding on the ice coooold Kelly Johnson at 2B over way hotter options like Rendon or Weeks ?

    And… add Teheran, Erasmo or Wacha over Cole, Jo-Fer or Wheeler ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold Johnson for another week…hehe… Teheran over Cole

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: Haha thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. Rodney says:
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    1. Darvish or Fielder?

    2. Dom Brown or Evereth Cabrera (if not injured/suspended)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder…Brown, depends on needs…

  154. sanfran1966 says:
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    Have sanchez and cobb MIA now after getting Stras back. Shark has blown my WHIP and ERA the last 2 starts as well. Down -5 in a 1,350 cap league

    I can cut Cole G Cole and stream Colon @ Seattle this week. Smart?

  155. Rags says:
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    NL-only, OBP, no bench (players owned start every day), but unlimited DL.

    I need a hitter and a pitcher, but I’m not the only team and don’t have priority.

    Alfredo Figaro is probably my first choice. Volquez is on the wire too. Is he rosterable given that I have to play him every start? Morton, Cumpton, Francis and Collmenter are all available. Is it worth taking any of these guys or just grabbing a middle reliever who can get me 4Ks a week without blowing up my ratios?

    Would you go Figaro then Volquez, Morton, Collmenter, whatever, in that order?

    Then for hitters, I have the option to activate AJ Ellis and roll with three catchers (Torrealba and Hanigan are my other two), or I can wait on Ellis and pick up Sweeney, Ed Lucas or Shane Robinson. Any of those guys better than what I’ve got?

    Thanks again for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: Volquez is not rosterable… Figaro then middle reliever…. Eh, go Ellis

  156. malamoney says:
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    Morse or Bourn in H2H points league? Michael, not Jason…

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I thought. I have Morse, but someone just dropped Bourn…

  157. Leroy says:
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    I’m in need of a 2B ROS. Right now I have Rendon, Walker, Rutledge and Profar available to me. Can you help me pick one?

  158. Warren says:
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    Hey Boss,

    Weekly lineup question–I can go with Willingham or Rendon at UTIL? 5×5 head to head. Hitter-tron likes Willingham better than Rendon but I am worried about the cortisone shots and Joshua not playing the 6 games this week. Thoughts?

    Thanks for great stuff as usual.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Warren: I’d go Rendon

  159. Fungazi says:
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    Nice Lester & Greinke updates. I traded them for Cargo in a keeper at the beginning of May and have had to permanently tie my jacket around my waist to cover all the wood.

  160. J Money says:
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    Trade Miller and Uggla for Price and Kipnis?
    6×6 Roto with QS and OPS 12 team league

  161. Longbeachyo says:
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    Just got offered myers for choo. It’s a 6×6 h2h league w/ obp & k/bb ratio… Should I take a chance on the upside?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Longbeachyo: Not with Choo.

  162. Kevin says:
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    Drop Cole for Porcello?

    • Kevin says:
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      @Kevin: or Kluber?

  163. Matt says:
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    I was looking at your FIP vs ERA comparison for pitchers that are fairly widely available (I’m in a relatively deep league). I saw Chacin has a 3.26 fip and 4.26 era. I picked him up, but I’m wondering; will the fip go up or the era come down? What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I wouldn’t trust him b/c of Coors… But that says he should only get better…

      • Matt says:
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        Thanks, probably just gonna start him outside of Coors, and maybe against weaker teams in Coors. I’ll see how it goes.

  164. Jason says:
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    1st place in one of my leagues! I’m in the middle of the pack in HR’s and can solidify my team I think if I can make progress there.

    A team is interested in my Matt Cain. They have the following guys available:
    - Kemp
    - Craig
    - Hamilton
    - Jennings

    Here is my current OF:
    - Gordon
    - McCutchen
    - Jones
    - Fraizer U

    Thanks for your advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Kemp or Craig…

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! What do you think about this trade :

        Give: Gordon, Matt Cain
        Get: Kemp, Craig

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair, you’re taking on a bit of risk…

  165. Ziggy says:
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    Didi Gregorious
    Andrelton Simmons
    DJ LeMahieu

    One of them has to sit this week. Which one should be on the bench?

  166. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Alright Razzballers,

    I’ve been offered BJ Upton for my Iwakuma.

    I love to stream SPs so my staff isn’t a huge concern and I have: Scherzer, Cueto, Bailey, YoGa, Porcello, Corbin and some CPs.

    I have a loaded team but right now Im depending on Segura and Puig in my UTIL spot. I like both of those guys but should I add BJ to the mix for a little insurance?

    Thanks, folks!

  167. Jacks says:
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    Puig mania! In my keeper league I traded my FA Puig for a $2 Chris Sale ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jacks: I’d take Sale

  168. Chuck Norris says:
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    Is it time to trade Goldy if the price is right? In a slump the past 10 games or so, and his value wont be higher than it is right now….

  169. Alan Lemmerman says:
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    Garza vs Hou this week. or Tillman vs DET this week?

  170. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. for saves, need to start kenley over ollie p, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  171. The Flayed Man says:
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    Thanks again, this is what I look forward to every morning.

    Now for baseball…

    12 team Dynasty roto:

    I give Segura/Choo/Altuve and receive Rizzo/Darvish/Rutledge. I am stacked at OF (J. Upton, BJ. Upton, McCutchen, Arcia and Heyward. Profar/Gyorko for 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Looks fair, don’t love it…

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Thanks.

        What about My Segura/Gyorko for his Rizzo/Rendon?

        This would leave me without a SS but right now my 1B is Frazier (who will most likely lose 1B next year) and Matt Adams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Segura

  172. Gray Elbright says:
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    Are we starting

    Straily @ rangers
    Scherzer vs. Balt ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  173. BTD says:
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    I feel dirty. I should have dumped Lester a few starts ago… But now my counting stats are knocked up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  174. smegma says:
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    Tex hit the ww…leave him there? I have Beachy, Crisp and Aramis on the bench, but not sure he’s worth the hassle at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave him

  175. Lubey says:
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    ROS-Pick 2

    BJ Upton, Puig, Morse

    ROS

    Franklin or Escobar

    Thanks boss

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey: Alcides or Yunel

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Alcides

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Puig… Alcides

  176. Jay says:
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    trying to pull of some trades here. which side do you like better? are they fair offers?
    The deals would work best if both get accepted, if not my have to work on others or ride with FA at a 2B/SS spot for a bit

    anyways…
    trade 1 – move Grienke, Homer Bailey, and Papelbon for Felix and Kipnis – I realize this is a long shot (if necessary, I’m prepared to offer Minor in Bailey’s place, not sayin that’s anything great, but hey)

    trade 2 – Altuve and Alvarez for Beltre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix, fair-ish… Beltre, it’s fair-ish

  177. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which closer for the RoS?

    Chris Perez
    Jim Henderson
    Jose Valverde
    Jose Veras

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Or a little longer list, picking two or three…

      Bobby Parnell
      Chris Perez
      Fernando Rodney
      Jim Henderson
      Jose Valverde
      Jose Veras

      Thanks!

      Mike.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!!! Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  178. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have an empty roster spot in 12 Team H2H, K/9 – QS league. Do I stream Figaro @HOU tomorrow or grab Eovaldi and sit him @ARI in case he kills it and someone else grabs him…

    Obviously the stream would just be gravy, not necessarily desperate as it’s only Monday…

    Thanks Grey and keep killing it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figaro…No problem

  179. Bryan says:
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    Sorry if I missed a response earlier

    Garza or Cole ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  180. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ellsbury car-gomez for trout n hanley?thanks as usuall awesome job to you,and the weekenders are great also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, but it’s fair… I agree they are awesome…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: thanks i made the offer,it will allow me to play reddick

  181. Jon says:
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    Like any of these starts?

    Milone @ TEX
    Tillman @ DET
    Figaro vs ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  182. Aero says:
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    Freeman, Marte, Trumbo, Ortiz, Carlos Gomez. Two of these too much to send for Kershaw, or am I overly attached? I have too many batters and need a legit Ace heading to the playoffs and a roster spot to stream. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do Ortiz and Trumbo for Kershaw…

  183. costaricanchata says:
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    youkilis on the dl with a “sprained” spine .

    thousands of kids in the northeast now seeking chiropractic therapy .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know a good one in NY

  184. Mike says:
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    Zack Wheeler or Gerrit Cole for RoS?

    I was leaning toward Cole since he has won two already, but it sounds like you are a bit down on him due to the his Ks. Wheeler will not get many wins due to the team he is on – Will he make up for it in ERA, WHIP, and Ks?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Nice Avatar!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  185. JFK says:
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    Pick two SP’s to hold ROS: Straily, Ejax, Lohse, Gee, Carlos Martinez

    Too early in the day for a daiquiri? Should I send over a Fireball shot to jumpstart your Monday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson, Straily… Ha…

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Oh, you fancy, huh?
        Dig the new avatar, in all of its Leisure Suit Larry- awesomeness.

        Daiquiri sent (calvinhobbesdude) and Straily picked up; just waiting for the other spot to open up after the trade for Verlander that you green-lit gets processed.
        SOLID.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  186. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Update: the grey/sky corporate team has moved up to 10th from 12th and having to look at pics of Joe Morgan and Dusty Baker in the comments makes me want to puke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: your old gravatar made you seem real….I miss it already

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw… Mark McGrath!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: touche…it’s like waking life took their jewish accountant to the bahamas….I miss the empty eyes

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t worry, I’m still soulless! Actually, I’m prolly gonna go back due to the reason you state… Hard enough to take my ramblings serious but then you have a cartoon character telling you this shizz and it starts to boggle the common sense gene…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: you play the comments pretty pedestrian, don’t get me wrong, it’s a hilarious pic, would make a great T-Shirt, but the souless black and white really grabs the attention. I can sit here and kiss your ass, tell you how wonderful the new pic is, but I’m the hateful one, I have a job to do…..it does make me think I need a vacation, it’s only been 8 or 9 years, I might be due.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I agree with you… I think soulless is the way to go… What am? A drunk cartoon of Weekend of Bernie’s?

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: an alive version of weekend at Bernie’s? ooh what an alternate sequel, an adult animated version of weekend at bernie’s where he is alive the whole time while barely avoiding death. Lot’s of cartoon nudity!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, surprised Adult Swim hasn’t done it yet… Reminds me of the 1980′s WWF cartoons…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: wow, what a drop there, I forgot about that. My daughter watches one the cliche 80′s cartoons, Fantastic Max, what a theme song

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not familiar with that one…

  187. L-Boogie says:
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    Choo or Posey ROS?

    I need RBI.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey, it’s a toss up

  188. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    who’s going to have better success against the braves this week ,
    gee , harvey , or wheeler ?
    (i’m thinking gee) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the favorite, Harvey

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        should be a heckeva double-header on tuesday .
        too bad the mets fans will have to watch it on tv .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  189. bigwormsherm says:
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    asked you this yesterday but just added jackson to the deal…what side?

    Longoria Greinke & Frieri/Perkins

    for

    Miguel Cabrera & Austin Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side

  190. costaricanchata says:
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    miggy before .
    miggy now .

  191. OaktownSteve says:
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    looking like some rain delays/out tonight. Thunder and lightnin’

    Friday had three pretty spectacular starts with no wins. Sale, Gio and Masterson went a combined 22 innings, .81 ERA, .863 Whip and 32 Ks without notching a win. The cruelest category.

    Is Jim Henderson the closer or is he not? I suppose there needs to be a save opportunity for the closer question to be relevant.

    Good to check the weather and starting time for O.co games. Park doesn’t play as pitcher friendly on day games when it’s around 80 degrees or above. Case in point with yesterday’s 10 spot and a bunch balls flying out.

    I let my daughter watch the US Open yesterday as I was hung over and it was father’s day so I indulged in a little TV parenting. With no prompting from me she decided to call Justin Rose “Adam LaRoche”. Jason Day was “Edward Mujica”. Hunter Mahan was “Chase Utley.” But Phil Mickelson she just called “Chicken”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Ha! Good kid…Oaktown Daughter, I’m assuming… Rain-outs where? Northeast?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        St Louis and ATL look the worst. Little bit of rain in the forecast for Texas and Detroit.

        The new avatar looks a little like a caricature you got on a boardwalk somewheres.

        • Hondo says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Damn on a short schedule day too.Oh well,it’s not like Jup is even worth starting anymore anyway.I wish they’d come clean about what’s wrong with him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jersey Shore representin’… Thanks for the heads up!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I think Justin Rose makes solid contact on a more regular basis than Adam LaRoche…

  192. Grey

    Grey says:
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    WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK OF THE NEW AVATAR?

    • gingoose says:
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      @Grey: Nice

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Grey: Haha. It’s very….cartoonish? hehe

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Grey: very becoming,i like

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I THINK YOU’RE AN ATTENTION WHORE FOR WRITING IN BOLD CAPS!

      And I also like it. You’re like a Jersey Don Johnson.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I NEED TO STAND OUT AMONGST THE ‘WHAT HAPPENED TO RUTLEDGE AFTER TWO DAYS?’ QUESTIONS

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, I understand now. But speaking of which, WHAT HAPPENED TO RUTLEDGE AFTER TWO DAYS?!? JK, of course that’s not a serious question. I picked him up in the writer’s league just to F’ with Tehol cuz he drafted Tulo. I think I have Tehol bent over a barrel and in prime trading position but I’m worried he might like it.

          • Hondo says:
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            @Sky:

            I guess they figured him out or he justs sucks.Since I dropped him for Franklin last night,he’ll probably get red hot.

            Praying for Reyes to get back and solve my SS mess.

            • Sky

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              The SS Mess: clearly the official nautical name for the Fail Boat.

              He’s got a couple months to right the ship, I’m not overly concerned with him since I actually own Franklin as well in the same league. I’ll give them a couple of weeks to show who loves me the most.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Just slide his mankini to the side…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Sky: @Grey: Or Leisure Suit Larry.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Grey: Kurt Vonnegut meets Leisure Suit Larry

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Me getting animated and drunk

    • royce! says:
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      @Grey: Bwahahaha. It’s awesome. Very “most interesting man in the world.”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hehe…Oh yeah!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Grey: looks like a cartoon of Bernie from Weekend at Bernie’s. I can dig it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Goose says:
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      @Grey: Cheers to you, sir!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        To you!

    • Sorryano Northsiders says:
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      @Grey: It’s a cool avatar, but I have to say, I miss the old picture. Is there a way to keep it on the website, kinda a cult classic pic!

      Thanks for the hard work for us fantasy baseballers!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m just taking it for a spin… Doesn’t mean it’s staying…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Grey: it’s aight’

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Grey: I like it, but not more than the original. That’s part of your calling card, to me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, still playing around with it…

  193. gingoose says:
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    Wheeler or Street this week?

  194. L-Boogie says:
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    Votto, Choo, Jhonny Peralta, and Jo-Fer for Cargo, Hardy, and Morneau

    Thanks dude

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: What about Votto and Jo-Fer for Cargo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CarGo side

  195. costaricanchata says:
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    now that there’s a bit of downtime here ,
    care to discuss “chasing wins” , and
    lance lynn’s stellar line last saturday against the marlins ?
    Lance Lynn (W,9-1) 5 9 7 7 3 6 1 3.56

    haha .
    was it worth it ???

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      p.s. i prefer the old gravatar .
      now get off my damn lawn !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think it was…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think that start is the definition of chasing wins though either…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:
        yeah , i know .
        just wanted to re-live (vicariously) the misery .

  196. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey, got offered J. Upton/Lowrie for McCutchen (12-team roto). Need HRs, good on steals. Do I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  197. herschel says:
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    @Grey: is that a daquiri youre holding in your new avatar or are you making trout/carp shadow puppets?

    also, weekly roto, who do you like at DH this week?

    rizzo – 4 @ stl, 3 vs hou
    arenado – 3 @ tor, 4 @ was
    ruttledge – 3 @ tor, 4 @ was

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daiquiri, of course… Rizzo

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thought as much (re daiquiri). you also look like you could be doing a good Bernie from Weekend at Bernie’s impersonation…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  198. Nico says:
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    I was just offered Matt Moore for my Matt Joyce. I don’t exactly need pitching since I’m already over the innings pace and normally wouldn’t want to trade a hitter for a pitcher, but should I take it anyway? It seems like too much value to give up, unless of course Joyce stays this hot in the second half. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Moore

  199. henncoop says:
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    2 trades to evaluate please

    1 I traded Panda, Leake & Minor for Longoria & Smiley ( I only have 95 starts left for the year & strong in my WHIP & ERA)

    2 Traded Braun, Latos & Leake for Heyward, A Jones & A Bronson ( before Braun hit the DL)

    What’s the verdict?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did well…

  200. MattTruss223 says:
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    Damn dude, your new avatar makes you look suave. Nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am!

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: well, yea…suave-ier? haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m polished

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @Grey: Ha, I like it, it’s the soon to be settled down Grey. The cougar’s been good to you, haha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She has her moments….

  201. Tom says:
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    Need K’s and W’s this week. SON says Blanton does 3.12/1.03/5.1 tomorrow vs SEA (Bonderman), should I trust him to at least do 3.55/1.24/4 and hope for the win?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t..:

  202. Drew says:
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    ESPN’s fantasy baseball front page jacked your title Grey. Make like a person who is obese from eating Bic Macs and sue the man for their insensitivity!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Well, it is kinda obvious…

  203. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    Trade Freese & Greinke FOR Longo?

    That would leave me with the following staff: Harvey, Sale, Bailey, Tillman, Parker, Feldman, Lyles, (Start 5 SPs)

    If not, then what about Tillman (or Parker) and Freese for Longo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo

  204. JT says:
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    Points league-Would you trade Matt Moore and Domonic Brown for Verlander? I would then need to add someone off Waivers, options: Moreland, Gordon, Morales, Sandoval, LaRoche, Hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Verlander

  205. JurickseltonPrimmons says:
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    6×6 OPS & Holds league
    I give Segura, Pence & Gerrit Cole
    I get Beltre, Prado & Dickey
    Yay or Nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nay

  206. Hondo says:
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    Any thoughts about Colvins playing time ROS? I’m giving LaRoche tonight to hit 8 HR’s or he’s gone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Colvin won’t play more than four times a week without an injury…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you have Jeff Gillooly’s phone number?

        What about Carp’s playing time ( assuming his hammy isn’t that bad)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t…. He’s a 5 days a week starter…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Hondo:

      Re: LaRoche. That’s going to be tough considering he’s not in the lineup.

      • Hondo says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Wow Chris Marrero? Johnson must be more feed up than me.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo:

          I’ll guess I’ll just bench him for awhile and hope he heats up.His uncharacteristic fast start last year gave me false hope for a repeat.

          Looks like the best 1B available is Butler,who I’ve never been crazy about.

          Goldy is also cold,but no way I’m benching him.Make the move for Butler or hold and pray LaRoche does his usual second half heat up ?

          Thank God I was able to grab Puig.That means I have an extra OF and can mix and match at util,where I’ve been using LaRoche?

  207. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Grey, I have a team that is riddled with injuries and an underperforming OF.
    Current OF (12 team – start 5 OF roto) J. Upton, Granderson, Victorino, Swisher, Quentin

    Would you part ways with Swisher (or Quentin) for:
    Ozuna, Carp, David Murphy, Suzuki, Jay, Viciedo, Stubbs, Venable

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  208. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Ned Flanders

    Who do I drop to activate Wheeler:

    Bumgardner
    Harvey
    Miller
    Lester
    Buchholz
    Garza
    Cashner
    Kluber

    Perkins
    Street
    Pestano
    Capps (Oliver Perez and Benoit still available)

    Thanks Simpson Grey!

  209. Gareth says:
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    I’m starting Rutledge this week in my CBS weekly ROTO. Now Colorado have said they are not starting him tonight.

    They seem to be favoring that DJ guy for the most playing time in the Middle infield. I’m in need of Stolen Bases (the only hitting category I’m lagging), Would DJ be a smarter speed play than Rutledge?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Gareth:

      Geez,on his last night on my roster.I only had 9 bats for today and after Oaktown just clued me in about LaRoche plus the possible rainouts this isn’t going to be a good offensive start to the week.

  210. Kid A says:
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    RE: The new avatar.
    Is that a lab coat or did you slip out of a straight jacket?
    I do get a kind of Frank Abagnale vibe from you…

  211. Mike says:
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    Wheeler or Myers ROS? (5X5 OBP league with QS instead of W)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  212. Gareth says:
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    That New Avatar Looks like the spawn of Tom Selleck and Don Johnson. To Get the image, I presume you went to an Amusement park with Cougar in tow and had a sketch Artist Draw you a Caricature?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  213. mraccoe says:
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    Dropping Tillman for the best option for this week and next:

    Figaro: @ Hou, Atl, @ Pit
    Axelrod: @ Min, KC, CLE
    Lyles: Mil, @ ChC, LAA
    Blanton: Sea, Pit, @ Hou

    Blanton has the best matchups on paper but I can’t get myself to do it?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Blanton

      • mraccoe says:
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        @Grey:

        Is Blanton better than Tillman? @Det, Cle, NYY scheduled starts this week and next. Can’t see myself starting him in any of those.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tillman’s starts aren’t good there

  214. goodfold2 says:
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    in a 16 team h2h league where i need help in these stats in descending order of how far from 1st i am. RBI/total bases/hits/avg/HR/, don’t need runs/steals, already top 3 in those who’s better for util spot, even if doesn’t play everyday as i already have other guys colvin/dj lemahieu to play if this guy doesn’t. I also have Span and it seems he’s droppable for improvement where i need it. but for which of:
    Arcia (back to starting)
    J.D. Martinez
    Dominguez
    L.Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  215. Pete says:
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    Weeks or Arenado in a points league for an IF slot and is it close/worth burning an add?

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: currently have Weeks

  216. Chris says:
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    drop middlebrooks for lucroy? have mccann at c and frazier at 3b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  217. L-Boogie says:
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    Last one of the day… because its almost night.

    Choo, Jhonney Peralta, Jo-Fer for Holliday and Hardy

    I need RBI.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Holliday side

  218. OaktownSteve says:
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    Looks like weather clearing at MLB sites. Hopefully no washouts. We’ll see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  219. Gareth says:
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    Is this guy worth a flyer as a last minute 2 start add? The Texas start scares me a little.

    Straily, Dan SP OAK Free Agent
    6/17/13 @ TEX Tepesch, Nick P TEX
    6/22/13 @ SEA Harang, Aaron SP SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him there…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’ll just start a reliever instead.

  220. AA says:
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    So now that Myers is finally up I have too many OF’s. Which one of the following do I try and trade away: AJax, Choo, Marte or Myers? Is one of those OF’s packaged with Latos or Minor for Wainwright a fair offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers…It is…

  221. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Nice new pic. More like Grey++

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You owe JayWrong a nickel for using the plus signs…

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Grey: I’m seriously so fucking rich at this point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          +++ treat yourself!

  222. Oz says:
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    So Grey, I gotta ask what all of Razzball nation is thinking… What are you drinking in your pic? Hopefully it’s not Clamato juice right??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daiquiri

      • Oz says:
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        @Grey: Haha nice. I’m also tryin to trade for Cargo. I’m offering Zobrist, Utley, Colon, Holland for Cargo. I’m in a h2h, dynasty points league and I need to improve my hitting (I have the best pitching in the league.) I figure with Rendon, Segura, and Franklin my infield should be ok. Also tryin to sell high on Colon who’s won his last 6 strarts… I figure he’s due for regression because one can only eat so many stem cells right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Colon’s garbage…

  223. Gareth says:
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    Here are Straileys last 7 games:

    W L SV IP HA ER BBA K’s
    5/10@SEA 0 1 0 5.0 6 6 4 4
    5/15 TEX 0 1 0 4.1 4 4 4 2
    5/21@TEX 1 0 0 7.0 2 0 0 5
    5/27 SF 1 0 0 6.0 4 1 1 1
    6/1 CHW 0 0 0 6.0 6 1 0 8
    6/6 @CHW 0 0 0 7.0 6 4 2 3
    6/12 NYY 1 0 0 6.2 3 2 1 3

    He really seemed to turn a corner for that start in Texas on the 21st. It was down to him, Parker and Hudson to grab as a streamer. The first two have been grabbed. How would you rate those guys for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their starts, but why do you want them rated if they’re gone?

  224. BG says:
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    for Kyle…shouldn’t that be “Get ______ ______ Now”? I did and I’m hoping for “plural” production from the big fella

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  225. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    An owner is trying to trade his Holliday and obviously i’m interested. He wants pitching. Only pitcher I have that is untouchable is Waino but what would be a reasonable offer to try and pry Holliday? I have Greinke,Miller,Cole,Wheeler,Milone,Parker,Colon,Samardija, and Kluber.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them… Start at the end and work forward…

  226. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Even though he is hurt would you trade say Latos or J. Zimmerman for Kemp straight up? plus I have both who do you think is better R.O.S Latos or J. Zimm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Latos for him in some circumstances…

  227. Gareth says:
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    Like you, I think Adam Jones is Awesome. However, base on these matchups below, would you conceive benching him this Week and Start Gardner? Brett’s my main Speed guy and I’m losing ground in the steals department. The other Categories I’m doing well.

    Jones, Adam (OF) BAL R

    vs M. Scherzer (R) .533, 1 HR
    vs J. Verlander (R) .083
    vs R. Porcello (R) .200
    vs R. Dickey (R) .154, 1 HR
    vs C. Wang (R) .200
    vs J. Johnson (R)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bench Jones

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Gareth: Is your team that awesome that Jones is the only possible benchable guy?

      • Gareth says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: I have 7 good outfielders for 6 spots. Someone has to sit every week. I’m reticent to bench Gardner as he’s my most reliable source of steals and has been playing well lately.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Gareth: Okay. So you have 6 OF’s better than Jones? Fun league

  228. Zach says:
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    Carlos Gomez and Jurickson Profar for Coco Crisp and Jose Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fair…

  229. scott says:
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    Anibal to DL. if Smyly gets rotation spot snag him up yea?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @scott:

      For sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  230. Shorty says:
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    I like the new Avatar! I’ve got a guy who may be interested in buying high on Tillman. Is Granderson too risky to target with that wrist, or should I try and package Tillman with someone like Brantley for Rios or Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rios or Cruz with the package…

  231. Gareth says:
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    As a reference, My Outfield is Bautista, Choo, Stanton, Jones, Gardner, Puig, Heyward.

    I just noticed the three pitchers that Adam Jones faces this week in Toronto.

    As Ugluk would say:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lco9Ki-5qfQ

    • Prezz says:
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      @Gareth: 1v1 yahoo leagues are fun.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Prezz: It essentially is a 1 V 1 situation. A few people have zoned out, so there are only about 5 players left that actually make transactions and seem like they care still.

        For me, the challenge is beating the guy in first place. I’ve been in second the entire season and me and this dude are duking it out every week to gain superiority. We are a fair amount ahead of the pack.

        He leads pitching. I lead Hitting. Even though some guys on the wire in my league would not be sitting there in a more competitive Leagues, its now all about category tactics and one upmanship.

        Hey, its not perfect scenario, but the challenge of beating him and finishing first at the end of the season is there, so I’ll take it.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Prezz: Hope that explains things. Its nice to see sarcasm is alive and well.

        • Prezz says:
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          @Gareth: im just tugging your tail gareth. I already know ur in ridiculous abandoned leagues.. it happens. next year you gotta join some rcls and test your skills.

          • Gareth says:
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            @Prezz: Yeah, for Sure.

  232. Gray Elbright says:
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    wow tha new Avi is simply amazing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  233. Shark says:
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    Thinking about trying to trade Segura to the guy who has Tulo and now has a whole at SS.

    What do you think of:

    Segura/Greinke for Machado/Samardjiza or Scherzer

    Or just hold on to Segura and Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Machado and Scherzer…

  234. hankp says:
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    Prince or Votto ROS in a 5×5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  235. Q says:
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    Would you trade Doug Fister for Austin Jackson? Fister has been great but I have pitching depth and Jackson would be replacing Desmond Jennings as a starter.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Q says:
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        @Grey:

        Done in time to start this week! You are the king of Quickies!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Q says:
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      @Q:

      Also have Ryan Braun on DL….leaning toward yes unless you think Fister is a special player

  236. Prezz says:
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    I must say, i like the old avi better.. but this one is nice! This one actually resembles the TRUE grey..

    I like to imagine my grey with a tuxedo t shirt on… It says im formal…. But im ready to party.. i like to party, so i like my grey to party too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Party on the lip, business in the back…

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: you want to rephrase that, makes the coug sound more like a bear

        • Prezz says:
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          @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: is everybody changing faces? OTS even has one! Razzball overload!

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Prezz: we are all joining the cool kid club

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Prezz:

            First time for everything. I figured if Grey can look like an extra from an episode of Chico and the Man, I can have a weird Jean Cocteau thing.

            • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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              @OaktownSteve: do we have a multi tasking problem?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Prezz: I hate looking at Dusty

      • Prezz says:
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        @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: i swear i was thinking about changing him this weekend.. now ill just look like im following the crowd.. dusty for another week it is!

        *swallows toothpick*

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezz: I’ve changed 3 times over the weekend

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            And yet the underwear…still the same.