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…what it is ain’t exactly clear.  You gotta stop, doctor, take an MRI, see if any ligaments gone awry.  Cause this is just more signs of a local Harper unravelin’.  His hustlin’ got my ass wondering where Chris Colabello is in all of this crisis.  Harper had game.  We had Bryce Harper‘s game.  Behind the game.  Ah, you didn’t know it was gonna be the Public Enemy remix.  You know, hustle is a’ight when you’re trying to keep your honey in check.  Or when you’re trying to make an airplane that leaves in fifteen minutes and you have to do a number two in the airport bathroom before you get on the plane.  Hustling to such an extreme that it knocks you to the DL at least once a year is not cool.  You’re out of control, peckerwood!  It sounds like he could miss as much as two months, but official word on how long he’s gonna be out has not come out yet.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Wilson Ramos – Could return on May 5th.  That’s Cinco de Mayo, which has nothing to do with mayonnaise for those in the Midwest.

Tanner Roark – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Mr. Roark’s making all of his owners fantasies come true.

Nate McLouth – 1-for-3 and a homer.  Should see the at-bats vs. right handers while Harper is out with Steven Souza seeing lefties.  Souza’s a bit more interesting, but I wouldn’t go tooting a tuba-sized instrument over him, since he won’t be playing that often (at least not initially).  McLousy will have some value in very deep leagues where you just need ABs, but he’s batting an un-robust .118.  Robustless?  Nobust?  Flatchested?

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  He didn’t do great in his rehab games, but the Padres were encouraged by the hard contact he made.  Of course, the Padres are encouraged when anyone makes any kind of contact.  Maybin is a must-own in most leagues for his speed and power combo, think 7-10 homers, 20-25 steals.  He probably won’t hit for a high average or stay healthy.  That’s so Maybin!

Chris Denorfia – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal as he bats .338.  What better way to pay me back for all my knowledge and handsomeness than to pick up a guy who has the same name as my high school crush, so you can use and abuse him for his stats and then drop him when he gets cold.  “Chris Denorfia, this is for not letting Grey get a piece!”  That’s you dropping him when he gets cold.

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Nationals.  The FBI is looking into connections between the mafia and yesterday’s start by Kennedy.

Jean Segura – Now that A-Rod is out of baseball is there a spot for a new ‘most hated man in the sport’ and Ryan Braun is making a run at it?  Is there an off-Broadway staged re-interpretation of Rocky IV happening and Braun is going out for the role of Ivan Drago?   Who swings a bat into the dugout?!  Baseball Rules:  No pepper games allowed, don’t Icy/Hot a man’s jockstrap and don’t swing a bat into the dugout, then everything else.  C’mon, Braun, you don’t roll heads on Shabbos!  The Brewers are saying Segura doesn’t have a concussion or fracture, but he needs plastic surgery and should be back shortly.  Maybe Jon Niese can recommend a plastic surgeon.

Ryan Braun – Sat out yesterday with what the Brewers are calling an intercostal strain, but we all know it’s Jewish guilt.  He says it’ll only sideline him for 3-5 days, but it sounds like a DL stint is in the works, and I don’t mean ‘the works’ as in he’s gonna get covered in chili, relish, onions and kraut.

Wily Peralta – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  You probably expected more from him, but on the bright side, at no point this weekend did he walk behind Braun.  Go into the on-deck circle to take practice swings, you nuckfut!

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4 and two solo homers.  In the preseason, ESPN ranked Castro in front of Segura and I said it was that of a crazy person’s rantings.  I’d still take Segura over Castro and their respective first months couldn’t have went in more different directions.  Segura could hit 10 homers and steal 35 bases the rest of the way, Castro will be lucky to have 15 homers and 7 steals.  Castro, the number four hitter for the Cubs, won’t get more counting stats than Segura, no matter where he’s bouncing around in the Brewers lineup, assuming Braun stops playing Duck, Duck, Seriously Duck!

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.08.  You know the rush you get when you put on a wig, rent a Zipcar and pick up a prostitute?  Well, you won’t get the same rush picking up Hammel, but he should still be owned.

Krispie Young – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  After his other homer on Thursday, I told you he gets smoking hot and this annotation is meant to reenforce.  By the by, you ever hear ANNOtation?  Like AWOLnation but more self-referential.

Dillon Gee – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 KS, down to a 2.88 ERA.  Dillon Gee should be the number one example used by fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) to describe a number four fantasy starter but isn’t even owned in most leagues (35% of ESPN leagues — really?  Really, Seth Myers?).

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Weird, his stuff gave me the impression that he was a young Kuroda-type.  Solid control, and less Ks per nine.  Yeah, that doesn’t look like him at all.  He’s been more Yu than Yu’ll ever know.  Not only is he striking out guys at a top five SP rate (11.6 K/9), but he has better control than Yu (not as much yesterday) with a 1.51 BB/9.  Still too early to say this is who he is, but even if he loses two Ks per nine, he’s a top 15 starter easily.  Right now, he’s top 5.  Zoinks!

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, 2.53 ERA on the year.  His walk rate on the year is still a bit scary, but really hasn’t done a whole lot to not be trusted in almost all leagues.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate his next start and I could see it.

Chris Davis – To the DL with a strained oblique and it sounds like he might need around three weeks to recover.  Hopefully you have better options than the Orioles, who are now playing Nick Markakis at 1st.  Buck Showalter said, “I bet Joe Torre couldn’t do better!”

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  “Look this way, snitches –> 29 other teams couldn’t use that?????!!!!”   That was an email that the NSA intercepted from Scott Boras.

Omar Infante – 2-for-3, 6 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Take it to the crib!  That’s the chorus for Omar’s breakout song in his native Venezuela, “Don’t Wean This Infante.”

Norichika Aoki – 2-for-5, 3 runs.  Has two hits in each of his last 3 games, and will probably be hitting .286 by May 1st, which is his career average.  Yup, big slump from him, huh?

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 4th steal.  He was in Friday’s Buy, and he should be owned in 100% of leagues until Cain…Sugar! is back on the field.

James Shields – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  Shields makes Boring Good look Boring Exciting.  He’s the guy you don’t care about in drafts and he just gives you 220 IP, 200 Ks and a low 3 ERA.  Yawn, that’s really solid, why are you yawning?

Julio Teheran – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, 1.47 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP on the year.  Wanna see a person who is never happy or who doesn’t own Teheran?  Find the person in the comments who worries what is wrong with Teheran because he’s not striking out enough guys.  Of course, I want him to strikeout more guys, but that’s easily fixed — just pick up a middle reliever.  From Rudy’s article on maximizing innings pitched, “Maximizing a team’s IP is the #1 most effective way to improve your fantasy team’s pitching success that is completely in your control in daily roster change leagues.”  And that’s me quoting Rudy!  Yesterday, I had Teheran and Jordan Walden in my active roster, so I didn’t get five Ks from the Braves game, I got 7 Ks.  Also, from Rudy’s article, “If you do not have the time/stomach to maximize team IP and some people in your league do, DO NOT JOIN THAT LEAGUE.”  Rudy’s caps, not mine.  But I AGREE.

Johnny Cueto – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I went over my Cueto fantasy recently.  Nothing’s changed.  I wish I owned him in every league.  He has literally turned a figurative corner.

Brandon Morrow – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, no hits and three of those earned runs were given up by Chad Jenkins who relieved him.  Morrow wasn’t even hurt and he got pulled while he was in the middle of a no hitter.  Just really bad luck that they have such a quick hook there in Toronto.  Just a different game being played out there from when you and I were kids *intern whispers in my ear*  He gave up 8 walks in less than 3 innings?!  Jesus Guzman, that’s awful!

R.A. Dickey – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks and his ERA is at 5.09, which is also his jeans, but don’t tell Braun or he’ll crack him with a bat in the Dickey.

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Has still been fair to middling in the average department, but with three homers in the last week, he’s a batting average hot streak away from being a top ten 3B and so far he’s been better than Miggy, Castellanos, Seager and Mostsuckass on our Player Rater.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .345.  The Melk Man still hasn’t cooled off from his early season surge.  The question is, will he?  Over his last 1572 ABs, he’s hitting .315.  That’s not a small sample size.  That’s what she said!  Huh?

Anibal Sanchez – Hit the DL with a laceration on his middle finger.  I.e., he’s giving his fantasy owners the bird.  Filling in for him should be Robbie Ray, who hates being called Robert Raymond.  Robbie Ray was acquired in the Fister deal with the Nats and has a 1.93 ERA in Triple-A so far with solid control but iffy strikeouts.  He looks pretty marginal for mixed leagues, but obviously everyone’s fair game in AL-Only leagues.

Hisashi Iwakuma – Set to return on May 2nd vs. the Asstros.  That’s this Friday.  But whatever, April Grey will be sipping umbrella drinks in Cartagena by then.

Matt Harrison – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  His last name reminded me of when I had a mustache in the 3rd grade and they used to say, “You hairy, son!”  Any the hoo!  I’m not a fan of Harrison, his K-rate is straight yawnstipating.  Or st8 yawnstip8ing, if there’s 13-year-olds reading.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  His hot hitting is going to make it much harder for you to irrationally drop him.

Francisco Liriano – Left Saturday’s start with the flu after experiencing dizziness.  WebMD says he could have a stroke, but WebMD says that for everything.

Edinson Volquez – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Did Francisco Liriano give his stroke-flu to Ray Searage?  Conspiracy minds want to know.

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA is at 1.20.  Adam is the number one man.  Bible.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-2, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6), hitting .195, which looks good compared to Allen Craig’s .177.  What happened to the Cardinals magic of making a chocolate fountain out of diarrhea?

Collin McHugh – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Here’s what I said last time, “I thought Collin McHugh was a Merchant-Ivory repertory player.  McHugh has floated around the minors, putting up solid numbers, only to get the mallet dropped on his watermelon Gallagher-style when he’s reached the majors.  He could be anywhere from a 9+ K-rate to a 5+, a 1+ BB/9 to a 3+ or a 2+ ERA to a 8 + ERA.  If he falters again, McHugh’s you snooze.  If he breaks out, McHugh’s you lose.”  And that’s me quoting me!  He was a decent prospect at one point, and I’d be willing to pick up McHugh in deeper mixed leagues.  Fo’ instance, I grabbed him in a 15-team league.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He hit the homer ball from his shoe tops, which is about three inches from his waist.

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Before we start reaching around on each other or the female equivalent for our four girl readers, Salazar was out-pitched by Ryan Vogelsong (7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks), who’s looked like vomit until this game.  As I’ve been saying, Salazar might’ve been tipping his pitches, and after his last start, he read Razzball and said the same thing, so maybe that was the problem and he’s corrected it.  If you held him, the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I would start him again.

Yan Gomes – 1-for-3 and his third homer.  Hey, it’s my Devin Mesoraco fill-in!  Thanks, Devin Mesoraco fill-in, say hello to your mother for me!

Brandon Hicks – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  A bit of a hot schmotato right now, but he is usually hot garbage like one would find left out for the garbage collectors in the Sahara.

Brandon McCarthy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks.  No one was around to investigate McCarthy because all the FBI’s resources were still looking into Kennedy.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 1 run and a steal, hitting .312 and is about the hottest schmotato in the land.  Now hitting around .450 in the last week and has nine steals.  To put that in perspective, Billy Hamilton is hitting .221 with 9 steals.

A.J. Burnett – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, 2.15 ERA.  He should faux retire every year.  Oh, wait, he does.

David Price – 6 IP, 6 ER, and his ERA is up to 4.75.  I’m not going to mention that I told everyone repeatedly to not draft Price.  There’s no point in recalling that.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .282.  He has one homer, two steals, and is owned in almost 96% of leagues.  I don’t hate him, so don’t take this the wrong way, but is he better than, say, Matt Joyce, Lessobvious’s number three hitter who is only owned in 35% of leagues and is batting .350?

Scott Carroll – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Didn’t Scott Carroll play Flick in A Christmas Story?  No?  That’s too bad.  It would give him some value for fantasy leagues.  Even if just for novelty value.

Dayan Viciedo – 1-for-3, 1 runs.  Still hitting (.367), but his defense is offensive.  He botched a routine fly ball and then didn’t even go after it as it passed him.  It reminded me of Little League play, except after the inning was over Viciedo didn’t stick a hot pretzel out his zipper to try to scare girls, so I know it wasn’t Little League.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  In related news, Frank Thomas was in Cuba this weekend, plotting with Fidel on how to return Abreu.

Hanley Ramirez – Didn’t start due to a thumb bruise, but will likely return on Tuesday.  Ever wonder why Wednesday wasn’t named Threesday?  Maybe it’s me.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 5 IP, 6 ER.  This start made me think of Through the Wire by Kanye.  Ryu looked like Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky, it was televised.  There’s been an accident like GEICO.  His ERA is burnt up like Pepsi did Michael, I must got an angel cause I didn’t draft Ryu, missed his ass.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .407.  There’s no rush, so I wouldn’t put Ted Williams’s head in a microwave yet, but I would take it out of the freezer to start to defrost it.

Josh Rutledge – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I told you he’d be good (about 14 months too soon).

Michael Cuddyer – Said that he hasn’t felt any improvement in his hamstring in the ten days since he injured himself.  Cuddyer said, “It’s just this niggling pain.”  Then Charlie Blackmon turned and said, “Oh, no, you didn’t just say that.”

  1. jacks says:
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    4X4 10 team league and just had my first offensive ZERO day I can remember. 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB. Just wow. Main culprit for my offensive woes is Prince Fielder. He’s 0-8 with runners on third and less than two outs, 1-31 in day games. When do I consider this a sunk cost and jettison the big turd? You keeping the faith? What really hurts is I opted for Fielder over Abreu, Pujols and Agonz in the auction … bid on all 3 but bid higher for Prince as I figured he was the safest bet :(

    • Nimrod says:
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      @jacks: He’s messing me up too. Hind sight, maybe the Tigers knew something more about Prince and Fister.

      • Carter says:
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        @Nimrod: I hate his stupid, fat, smelly face. I feel like he can’t get much worse so we might as well hold. He either gets better and we are happy, or he has a hot streak and we move him then. No point in trading his fatass now.

        • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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          Dude’s had a lousy 28 days. Drop him for sure!

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Rufus T. Firefly: i really can’t tell the level of sarcasm or not in that statement. it froze me like a jo fer pitch.

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @jacks: You can’t jettison the big turd unless you have one of those suction airplane toilets, so I’d just hold tight for the time being. Team’s are putting the shift on him almost repeatedly which is not helping his average at, but you’d expect more than two HR’s after the first month. Glass half full: Fielder is 0-2 lifetime against Sonny Grey with a walk. Maybe he’ll get a run tonight?

      • Carter says:
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        @Gene Parmesan: seems like that glass is half full of air

    • jal179 says:
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      @jacks:

      Im with you– the chubby royalty is KILLING me!

      Im a massive pussy when it comes to early round picks and always go safest floor so naturally took Adam ones at 6 and Prince at 15…. FML

      What is Prince’s value at the moment?

      It might as well skip the second rd of my drafts… last year I got fisted bY Josh Hamilton

  2. gareth says:
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    So yesterday I asked j-foh for some player recommendations and he replied “semien’s hot.”

    I’m not sure if that was just a general statement…………..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Prolly a question for him

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: this cat is narking on me to you…..for shame

        • gareth says:
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          @J-FOH: it was my attempt at a joke. I very much appreciate your advice mr full of hate.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @gareth: @gareth: watch your whikers

          • gareth says:
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            @gareth: I probably should have said: j-foh recommended “hot semien.” Is that the nautical branch of “hot cops” from arrested development?

  3. LA Sound Guy says:
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    Great Headline. You’re a first round fantasy ‘pert.

  4. Abdoozy says:
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    Stanton for Cueto. Which side?
    6×6 ESPN H2H redraft w/QS, OPS.

  5. john e depth says:
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    Is Mesoraco droppable in a 12 team mixed? I have no room for him on my DL. In the meantime I picked up Flowers. Drop Mesoraco or Victorino in H2H matchup this week? Need to stream pitching…. thank you

  6. costaricanchata says:
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    wow .
    For What it’s Worth .
    you DO have old hippie tendencies .
    “what it is ain’t exactly clear. You gotta stop, doctor, take an MRI, see if any ligaments gone awry.”

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @costaricanchata: There’s a man with a pun over there…

      • Sherm says:
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        @SteveNZ: Ha! Nice. Step out of line, the man come and make you read Grey.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: This was brought to you by <a href="Crosby, Stiles, Nash and Young.

            Nope, there has never been a major leaguer with the surname Stills.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: Oops. Slight coding issue there. Links still work though :-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meathook! Cougs just went to see David Crosby at the Troubadour…She hated it, he played all new stuff…

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Sherm:

          also quite nice .

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @SteveNZ: NICE!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        nice .

  7. Troy says:
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    It’s becoming very difficult to have to play miller and gyorko everyday. Missed out on gennett by 2 hours. Do u see Rutledge possibly starting to take more playing time from dj? Would love to own him but hard to do so if he isn’t getting playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Troy: Possibly

  8. Byrce Harper – That’s a clown injury Bro!

  9. Druss says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I have a few extra 3B . Trading Will Middlebrooks in my keeper league. What kind of SP should I be looking to get back. What range of pitchers in the rankings is ok to trade him!
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Druss: Maybe Taijuan

  10. Hawks Fan says:
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    ¡Hola!

    OF:
    McCutchen
    Holliday
    Myers
    Util-Eric Young Jr.

    Drop EYJ for Allen Craig?
    EYJ has 4 games in Colorado this week while Craig is slumping but will probably start kicking azz as soon as May hits…

    SP
    Darvish
    Perez
    Kennedy
    Skaggs
    Kazmir

    DL:
    Sale
    Minor
    Walker

    Drop Taijuan Walker for Gregory Polanco or Liriano?

    Liriano would help me now with my injured pitching staff while Polanco would give me something fun to think about.

    Thanks in advance Señor Grey

  11. Top O the morning to ya Grey!

    PU Maybin over any of these guys:

    Khris Davis
    Aoki
    Yelich

    Also I cut Wong, Jeter was the best out there, is Rutledge worth a try over the Yankees Captain?

    Loved the column today, absolutely brilliant, I want to be just like you when I grow up!! LOL..cheers

  12. Also, as in, I forget to write this in my other post:

    I tried SON for the first time over the weekend. 0-2, as Mejia and Wily let me down. Have no fear I will give SON another shot.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I got burned on the $16 mejia too. I know SON weighs past performance and to be fair that must be hard with early season rookies.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: the wily start was a QS fwiw…

  13. fausto says:
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    Weekly h2h points league lineups lock monday 8 starts max wkly. 4sp 1rp.
    With the rainout sunday and annabelle on dl, you think Verlander gets a 2 start week?
    Would be tues/sunday possibly. Trying to max out sp to carry me with a light schedule.
    I have 2 starts in skaggs/ross/simon. Other 1 start options are archer/yordano/salazar, kazmir, eovaldi.
    I can slot ross as rp and Get 6 from my 2starts and 2 from my 1 starts? Quantity? or quality and hope my cl gets chances An ideal world verlander goes twice then I can use my cl and get 8 starts from the 4 sp slots. Curious how you would play this…
    off topic.. got rolled by cruz-jols last week, brutal.
    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

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      @fausto: Prolly not on Verlander… I don’t know the other guys matchups, check SON

  14. Lord ALW says:
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    Would you do Adrian gonzalez and Lynn for Strasburg

    Points league 5 Pitchers I have Scherzer Holland Burnett Lynn CIngrani Hutchinson Robertson (doesn’t matter if its RP/SP)
    My 1b/Util/3b would be Rizzo/Cabrera/Arenado with Singleton waiting to be called up

    thanks

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    With Wong cut and Gyorko as my 2nd baseman I’m looking to pick someone up until he starts hitting. Would you grab Scooter, Rutledge, Semien, Espinosa, Hicks, or Aaron Hill?

    • Bringdaruckus says:
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      @SF:
      I have the same question from the above group only add Infante?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Hill

      • SF says:
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        Someone scooped Hill before me. Second best option from that list?

        • Grey

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          Scooter

          • SF says:
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            @Grey: thanks.

  16. jordan73 says:
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    Is it time to drop Springer until he starts showing something? Injury bug is hitting hard, and hot schmotato Viciedo is available.

    • fitz says:
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      @jordan73: I just made that exact move and don’t feel bad about it. Springer has been atrocious and is striking out at an insane rate.

  17. savemeobiwon says:
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    Grey-
    I picked up Niese because his 2-start week was ranked as Tier 2 by Pete and the SON ranks him 61st (ahead of notables like 1-start Teheran).
    Would you start this guy even though he’s pitching @PHI and @COL?!
    (I’m in a 12-team mixed league, roto)

  18. The Dawg says:
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    Shelby miller or Eovaldi in a h2h redraft mixed league with qs, not wins?

  19. Detroit Heckler says:
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    The Frank Thomas/Fidel Castro line is one of your deepest cuts. Bravo.
    Two questions for you…

    Cut Erasmo for Strohman? Singleton?
    I have Chris Davis, Matt Adams and Collabello…and points are heavily weighted towards pitching.

    If Chet Lemon and Marion Jones had a baby, would he be Giancarlo Stanton?

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    Riddle me this, riddle me that, Who would you own as the Houston Closer. I Know, that didn’t rhyme, but nothing about the Houston Assblows fit together.

    • @tom`: LOL Tom, LOL and I have no clue about the Lastros closer..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tom`: I wouldn’t own any of them outside of deep leagues… Fields…

  21. Swfcdan says:
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    Stashed Melancon and hey I have another closer now! Thats how to do it folks, no scrambling to the wire to find the usual suspect has beaten you to him by 2 minutes.

    Would you now offer Melon for Joe Smith, thinking of long term saves? Or do you think Frieri will get his job back (I have him too).

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Swfcdan: Keep Melancon. He’s the much better pitcher

  22. Doubledeep says:
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    Am I nuts to consider dropping masterson to add Salazar?

  23. Sherm says:
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    You’re so Chockfull o’ Puns, we’re gonna need to start calling you Earl Grey.

    I’m trying to get Cano and give up Nelson Cruz and a closer. Smart or stupid?

    • @Sherm: Love the Chockfull o’ Puns line! Brilliant.. I think Ernesto gets his gig back. I hold Melon..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: I’d take Cano

  24. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I think Segura should give beltran a call, after all he did pay for niese’s surgery…maybe they can get a 2 for 1 and Beltran can get rid of that mole too.

    • @JeF With 1 F: I think Segura should just leave a hideous nasty looking scar, so that every time that moron Braunsteinberg looks at him, He’ll hopefully remember what the on – deck circle is used for…douche!

  25. If Justin Verlander and Katie Upton were to tie the proverbially knot, and he took her surname, he would just be another Justin Upton…

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: that would be bad for more reasons than one

  26. Dave F says:
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    Grey,

    You mention Brandon McCarthy – would you pick up either him or Hammel and add to this staff:

    Scherzer
    Lester
    Liriano
    Tillman
    Porcello
    McAllister
    Eovaldi

    I have Cobb, Fister, and Tijuan and R Zimmerman all on the DL, so roster spots are limited. If you’d pick up one of those 2 and drop someone from my staff, who would it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave F: Hammel over McAllister

  27. Ken Plane says:
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    It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
    Everybody look Harper’s going down .
    Dexter Fowler or Maybin, Mr. Stills whats to know.

  28. Jordan73 says:
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    In my OPS league, considering offering a trade that includes my Jose Abreu for Votto. Without going into the other players involved, is this a bad move? I should also mention this is for my CI spot (Goldschmidt locked in at 1B).

    • jal179 says:
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      @Jordan73:

      Votto is safe and boring like a 1984 Volvo Wagon whereas Abreu is like a new Tesla– foreign, new, and could go up in flames… doubtfully.

      I’d go Votto cause I’m lame and drive a Dodge Stratus

  29. yo beat says:
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    which 2 pitchers would you pick up for the long run (have the best rest of the season stats)

    Simon, McHugh , Roark, dourant, z mcallister, Koehler, ross, keuchel, niese,

    Do you think dyson could last he whole year and take over cain spot permanently?

    hustlin,
    katt williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yo beat: No on Dyson… McHugh, Roark

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @yo beat: Koehler, Roark

  30. Allen says:
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    Is it bad that I picked up Buchholz so I could name my team Fister my Buchholz?

    • Tallow says:
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      @Allen: Wil Fister Wright is mine

  31. vinodole says:
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    Pitcher swap! I’m thinking about buying low on Cain and Bailey. But I’m worried cliff lee is maybe too much.

    Lee robbie Ross and Paxton for Cain Bailey and Estrada?

    Is it close?

    • @vinodole: I keep Lee and I really Paxton. Cain and Baily could both struggle all year.

  32. Max says:
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    I own Segura and I think that is virtually imposible for him to bat 5 Hrs in the year, let alone 10. I kept him over Wacha and I regret it now.

    • @vinodole:@Max: I like Segura still, just off to a slow start. Of course getting hit in the face with a bat might take him a little longer to get going…

  33. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have AJ Burnett on the wire in one league and I was wondering if I should drop Kuroda for him?

    My current SPs are:

    Doug Fister
    Gio Gonzalez
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    Julio Teheran
    Matt Cain
    Yordano Ventura
    Zack Greinke

    In another league, Alex Cobb is on the wire and I have Kurodo there too. Should I stash Cobb now?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

  34. TheDave says:
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    Plouffe or Gyrko?

  35. Swfcdan says:
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    What the hell is wrong with David Price? Would he be a good buy low if dealing a top prospect for him in a keeper league? Or just avoid him altogether….his velocity seems way down right now. 92 yesterday.

    • @Swfcdan: The Price will never be right.,stay away..

      ahmm, per spring training Grey!

  36. Taylor says:
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    With Anibal (he was my SP1, Homer is my SP2, Matt Moore was SP3, Fransucko 4, tough year) out, here are the exciting options on the wire right now: Gee, Richards, Dickey, Estrada, Kluber, Hammel. Any of these worth investing in (emotionally) for an SP 5-6, or better to just stream day to day?

  37. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In one of my rotating catcher chairs, Dioner Navarro or Yan Gomes for ROS? I am trying to set it and forget unless somebody really makes a stupid drop.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  38. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    Ya gotta say stop, hey, see that Nat
    Everything else is going flat.

    Battle lines being drawn
    All of you with Bryce are feeling forlorn.
    He shudda taken a roid, but I don’t own him so
    Its schadenfreude.

    So, Ya gotta say stop, hey, see that Nat
    Your fantasy team is going flat.
    (Guitar rift)

    Paranoia strikes deep
    The fantasy gods have fallen asleep
    RCL team is spiraling down
    Old bones are starting to creak
    Every one on my team has a strained oblique

    Ya Gotta say stop hey see that Nat
    My fantasy team is going flat.

  39. Adam Jonesin says:
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    What do you think of dropping Lincecum? Is he ever going to be not terrible? 10 team (28 roster spots, 2 DL) H2H 5×5, my SPs are MadBum, Gio, Cueto, Liriano, Kazmir, Kluber, Estrada, Iwakuma, Lincecum, Stroman. I could add a bat for today like Viciedo, stash Bradley, or stream low-tier options like Buchholz/Bartolo/Roark/Harrison…
    Thanks a lot

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Adam Jonesin: I think you should have dropped him a long time ago

    • Shawn of the Livid says:
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      @Adam Jonesin: Lincecum isn’t ownable in a 10 team. Or 12 IMO. Wouldn’t bother with him in a 15 either. Maybe a 22.

  40. John says:
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    “He has literally turned a figurative corner.”

    This may be my favorite line of the year. Thanks for the Monday morning smile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Thanks!

  41. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    I always thought that Jon Niese was considering trying out for Pangloss in a Broadway production of Candide. The last time he was in trouble on the mound, and Collins came out to yank him, Niese stated: “It is demonstrable that things cannot be otherwise than as they are; for as all things have been created for some end, they must necessarily be created for the best end. Observe, for instance, the nose is formed for spectacles, therefore we wear spectacles.” And then he went back to the dugout, took a shower, and contemplated his navel for a half hour.

  42. Wilson says:
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    One of my keeper is Kershaw, and Harper and Segura are my early round draft and Gyorko is my main 2B. Their contributions are not well so far…..

    Fortunately, I got Stanton, Abreu, Donaldson who are hot in April.
    Hope Harper won’t be in DL too long, and Kershaw is coming in mid-May.

    But, should I wait for Segura and Gyorko? About when in your eye? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Another few weeks

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Hope they would be getting much better than now in few weeks! Also thanks to your daily articles!

  43. The Strolg says:
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    My pitching line on Fri is worth a chuckle.
    7.1 IP 19 H 20 ER 7 BB 5 K 1 W 1 S 24.55 ERA 3.55 WHIP

    RATIOPLOTION!

    • The Thumb says:
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      @The Strolg: Jesus Christ How????? I hope for your own sake that you’re in a h2h

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @The Strolg: i don’t wish that upon even my most hated enemies…

    • Bombo Rivera says:
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      @The Strolg: At least you salvaged a win and a save.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Bombo Rivera: probably has ogando and allen.

  44. Swfcdan says:
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    Well the whole world saw Tanaka last night, he is amazing. The way he made Trout look in his ABs was hillarious, firstly making him play cricket on one splitter in the dirt. Then when the next time Tanaka threw a splitter for a strike to get him looking, you could just see Trout saying “effing hell, screw this guy”.

  45. allen says:
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    Alcides or Villar?

    Thanks for the read

    • The Thumb says:
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      @allen: Alcides

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @allen: Villar, no problem

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: grey why do you like villar over alcides?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  46. Cubbies299 says:
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    Would you take David wright/shelby miller or belt/zack wheeler?

  47. mindicohn says:
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    I think I’m crazy for entertaining this Dynasty league deal, no?

    We’re currently in 3rd but it is still April so dont put much weight into that…14 team 5×5 (TB instead of HR and OBP).

    We give up A.Gonzalez,N.Cruz,Lester,Cueto, Villar,Ruiz

    we get
    Kris Bryant, Espinosa,Asdrubal,Kuroda,(MIllone or Kennedy) and Avila

    Bryant is the reason we make the deal…we’ve already got a really solid slew of prospects but getting Bryant helps…Cueto has reasonable cost to keep as does Cruz but the others not so much…

    Too early for a deal like that?

    • Hawk says:
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      @mindicohn:

      You can’t do that deal – even in a dynasty league it’s far too much to give up. FAR, far too much.

  48. PK says:
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    12-team 5×5 roto: trade away Encarnacion for Abreu/Donaldson?

    • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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      @PK: I would in a heartbeat. Donaldson alone might outperform E5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Yes

    • Hawk says:
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      @PK:

      That’s a great deal for you.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @PK:

      someone’s actually offering that trade to you ?
      or are you just dreaming ??

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @PK: Is it Bobby Abreu by any chance?! I ask because i think no one in his right mind would give up the young Abreu and Donaldson for E5.

      • PK says:
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        @Moscowitz: I should have specified: Jose Abreu. Old man Bobby and his rocking chair are not part of this discussion.

  49. allen says:
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    If this Stroman from TOR gets the call up soon, is he an add over a Lohse or Eovaldi?????

    • The Thumb says:
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      @allen: Hold for now

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @allen: Definitely not over Eovaldi and probably not even over Lohse the way the guy is pitching right now.

  50. Swfcdan says:
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    Richards or Hammel?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Swfcdan: Hammel

  51. Matty ice says:
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    would you- if you could- try and deal harper before any official report comes out. keeper league, risk and reward, but harpers been giving me a headache

    • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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      @Matty ice: I’m in same position. I was offered Cole Hamels and Tori Hunter for him. I declined. Worst case scenario he’s out 8 weeks, right? That gives us the entire 2nd half. It’s only April… no need to panic sell. If you simply need the room, consider this: he’ll mis 1/3 of the season worst case scenario. Therefore you should be getting at least 66% value for him. If he was drafted for $40, be sure to get at least $30 value back. Just my opinion as a fellow Bryce hater. I mean owner.

  52. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – someone wants my kipnis for their howie kendrick + julio teheran. Would you accept this offer? 12 team roto. If i accept kendrick would be my main 2nd basemen and teheran would join felix, gio, lester, etc in my fantasy rotation. I’m currently in 3rd place. I know its early and all but julio looks legit. Thoughts? Thanks

    • @Nyjacobs: I take Julio, just as long as you don’t have to meet him down by the school yard…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nyjacobs: It’s fair, you don’t need Teheran

  53. Ty Wiggington says:
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    Dynasty league. No restrictions. Pedroia + Werth OR Cano?

    Everyone weigh-in!

  54. ashtray says:
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    People in my league are starting to lose patience with some of their struggling guys and turing them loose. Which of these recently dropped players should I try to pick up in a 12 teamer (i have one or 2 spots to work with so no worries about context):

    Sandoval
    Aoki
    Miguel Montero
    Chris Johnson
    Wheeler
    Liriano
    Dickey

    • Smalls Killer says:
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      @ashtray: Liriano jumps out at me. Wheeler as well. And Pablo is a good stash if u need a bat

  55. Josh says:
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    Grey-
    Liria no or Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Liriano

  56. ashtray says:
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    I’m looking for replacement for Mesoraco:
    12 team H2H 7×7 (hitters include OBP & K)

    Ramos (soon to come off DL?)
    Miguel Montero
    Ruiz
    Navarro
    Pinto
    Salty

  57. Sniff Test says:
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    Own Maybin over Viciedo or Dyson? Also I would love to have Rockies on my team…they just don’t get any consistent play (i.e. Dickerson, Rutledge).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sniff Test: I hear ya… Maybin over Viciedo if you need steals, over Dyson if you need a little bit more power or if someone will take Maybin while Cain rehabs

  58. who wins this trade:

    Anabal, CC and Carlos Santana for Bumgarner & Beltre?

  59. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    I wanna pick up Bauer but I’m in a league that has a minimum innings pitched. How long til you think he’s back in Cleveland?

  60. Justin says:
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    Grey you are the man. Love reading Razzball everyday. Always gives me a good laugh and best of all great advice.

    Is there a term for picking someone up off of waivers and turning around and trading them for something of better value.. For example Picking Loshe off of the FA market this week and trading him for Simmons(ATL) in a 12 team 7 keeper 6×6 ops and qs are extra cats. Perhaps it could be called A Dirty Sanchez or something along those lines.

    If you were trading JJ Hardy for a SP what are some names you think he could fetch. Or should I wait until he is 100 percent healthy hitting for power and try for a better SP. Thanks for the advice and laughs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Thanks! Not crazy about that term… Can’t get anything worthwhile for Hardy… Maybe Wheeler? Hammel? Around there…

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey: yea I had an offer for jesse chavez, but im not sure I trust a 30 year old career reliever to help me all year. I don’t need to sell him now. Just kinda back peddling a bit after losing cobb and sanchez to the damn dl. I know sanchez is coming back in 2 weeks but still.

  61. Sniff Test says:
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    Can we form a prayer hexagon for Morales to get signed by the Orioles before June’s draft?

  62. Clint says:
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    At this point, considering Harper’s injury history is beginning to grow a bit uncomfortable, would you guys go for Harper or Puig in a keeper league deal and whatever your answer, why?

    • Shawn of the Livid says:
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      @Clint: I was hesitant to draft Harper, but I did in one league due to Tehols rant on the guy. That’s also why I own Dom Brown in one league. And then he goes on about how great Chelsea Handler is. So yeah. No more Tehol articles for me.

      Does that answer your question?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Shawn of the Livid: it answers questions i never asked so ok.

      • Clint says:
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        @Shawn of the Livid:

        I’m just beginning to wonder if Harper’s gonna be another Grady Sizemore, Lawrie, or Headley: a greatly hyped player who had one great season & never gets back to that, whether it’s due to constantly nagging injuries or whatever reason. I wanna believe but I’m starting to get the heebie jeebies he’s not going to achieve the early success again. But you guys know more than I do….

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Clint: There’s no way anyone would ever be able to answer that type of question. And if they did, you probably shouldn’t believe it.

          • Clint says:
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            @Fungazi:

            Well, I hope the consensus is that long term, Puig is safer than Harper in a keeper league because I just dealt Pujols/K-Rod/Kazmir to get Puig/Wacha/Alex Wood in my 8 team, 10 keeper H2H pts league. I could have gotten Harper instead of Puig from the guy but I’m also snagging Chris Davis off waivers from someone who dropped him so my DL spot is about to be filled already so I chose Puig instead.

            • Justin says:
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              @Clint: The thing you have to remember is 99 percent of players don’t make superstar impact that young. The kid is still so young.In my opinion Harper will be the player everyone wants him to be at age 25. He still needs to do a lot of maturing as a man before he mature as a ball player. His injuries are kinda fluky. Thumb sliding, hustling after flies balls etc. I think Long term Harper is your answer, shorter term Puig for me.

              On a side note, did you know that harpers parents wanted him to drop out of high school to play ball!!! WHAT FUCKING D BAGS!!! AWFUL PARENTS. IMO

  63. The Thumb says:
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    Are we starting Masterson today? LAA just flew across the country after the Sunday night game if that means anything

    • Greg says:
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      @The Thumb:

      I’m wondering the same thing. I’m not wild about him against the Angels (whether they got their beauty rest or not). On the other hand, he did have decent starts against them last year and he’s pitched well against them over his career. My fears really have more to do with Masterson’s meh season so far and the fact that Cleveland can barely manage to score runs against Ryan F’ing Vogelsong.

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Greg: yeah same. Even though they’re facing Skaggs (who I’m not too high on), The only guys on the team that are actually hitting are lefties (Bourn, Kipnis, Brantley)…

        I feel like I’m talking myself into streaming Skaggs tonight…

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey has spoken.

        I think he was speaking about Masterson, not Skaggs. right?

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @The Thumb: I’m on a fence about whether or not to start him. He’s a tough one. His K% (23.1) and BB% (10) are pretty much right in line with last year. He is gb/fb (3.06) is up a half tick and his FB% is down a few points. The terrible HR/FB will normalize. The batted ball stuff is all small sample size blah blah blah, but I think it points to the real problem which seems to be the terrible infield defense behind him. Their BABIP-allowed is second only to the Red Sox. They are currently sporting the 27th ranked defense according to fangraphs (28th in UZR). And this is what makes me worried about the entire Indians rotation, especially in the league where I own Masterson, Kluber, and Salazar. Yikes.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Principal Blackman: possibly esp bad for kluber, as when he goes bad he gets hit hard/seemingly aimed properly (sort of like a really bad porcello start, a lot of singles)

  64. E says:
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    Pls rank top 3 for roto 5×5:
    Aybar
    Alicides
    Andrelton
    Rollins
    Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Simmons, Alcides,

    • jal179 says:
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      @Grey</a@E:

      Simmons, Alcides, Old Jimmy, Aybar, Peralta

  65. L-Boogie says:
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    Teheran’s K’s only look bad because he’s the only ace in the NL who doesn’t get to face the Braves.

  66. Brown L says:
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    Drop Bauer or Smyly to pick up Gee?

    Had been hesitant to drop either of them because of their sweet, sweet can… I mean K’s, but along with Fister and Taijuan, that is too many stashes and not enough ‘staches.

    • malamoney says:
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      @Brown L: I disagree. Drop Smyly. Smyly might be in the majors right now, but Detroit has already skipped him twice. Perhaps this is to limit his innings?

      Bauer is on his way. He is pitching very good this year. I know that we’ve been here before, but I think Bauer has turned a corner. He had a good spot start for Cleveland earlier this year.

  67. E says:
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    Start T. Ross @ SF in 12 team h2h pts?
    Light on starts this week but SON clearly no like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Start him, but it’s not ultra-safe

  68. natural says:
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    why does the hitter-tron always hate marcell ozuna and michael brantley? ive been running them both out there every week.

    is it time to get seriously worried about carlos santana yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @natural: You should ask Rudy…. Santana will come out of it eventually

    • @natural: Indians face 4 lefties this week – that’s why it is so down on Brantley. Hitter-tron is just blech on Ozuna. Not good AVG. Eh power. Not a lot of speed. Not a lot to love…

  69. los says:
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    Add Torii Hunter, LaRoche, Frazier, or Brad Miller for my Util spot? Also which Sagnof do you prefer going forward, Bonifacio or EYJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los: Young…. Hunter

  70. fitz says:
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    Thoughts on these 2 moves in redraft.

    Losing C. Santana for S. Perez and dropping George Springer for D. Viciedo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fitz: Hold, sure

  71. papasmurf says:
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    Jordan Walden’s looking mighty good after a shaky start to the year. Maybe he’s the first guy to get the call if Kimb goes down, not Carpenter.

    Carpenter’s LD% rate against is like 36%! He’s lucky 0 homers allowed so far. WHIP is near 1.6. ERA deceiving.

    The other day I saw the Pirates won and I was like yes! Finally a win for Liriano! Then I looked at my roster, and I was like wait it’s not updating properly, 2 IP for Liriano?

    Another bullshit day for a smurf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Ha, yup on Smurf luck… Yeah, Walden’s looked decent

  72. Jayone says:
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    Should I drop any of these guys to stash P0lanco?

    Leoyns Martin, Lawrie, Frazier, or dee gordon?

  73. Big League Choo says:
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    my holliday/wacha for Cutch/Wily Peralta….too much?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Big League Choo:

      Has Holliday maybe fallen off the cliff? Not too much IMO for a potential MVP

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @jal179: Hes about to catch fire right now, but hes just an injury risk and hasnt been an MVP candidate since his Rockies days….I’m in an OPS and Tbs instead of Hrs league so i grabbed him because hes consistent .295/.390/.500 which puts him as a high end No. 2 OF. In a 5×5 league hes way more replaceable, hes only valuable for his counting stats which arent looking to be good considering everyone else in the lineup is slumping.

  74. Ron says:
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    I traded away Freeman and Upton FOR Cargo (COL) and…..HARPER the day before he officially destroyed my chances at having a successful season.

    Scold me….Please!

    • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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      @Ron: I have you beat. Traded Trout for Bryce and Tanaka. Now it’s Trout for Tanaka. UGH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Eh, not great, could be worse (or will be when CarGo gets hurt)…

  75. Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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    “You’re out of control peckerwood” is the most sensible thing said all month

  76. E says:
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    Anyone actually feel good about Miley vs COL today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: No

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    Anyone who cares to listen:

    Rash of injuries on my team…I think they all went to Tijuana together and got a different kind of rash…but I digress. I have Davis, Trumbo, Fister, Minor on the DL and only have two DL spots. I like to have a stream slot for whatever I can find, but if I use it for a pitcher, then I’m left having to play Springer due to the flippin’ injuries. It’s a H2H keeper, but we keep 4 for 2 years and 1 for as long as we want and I doubt he’d be kept this year unless he goes all Puig-y on me over the next few months. Here’s my question:

    Do I attempt to trade him, hang on to him and let him continue to bring me down and hope he picks it up while the injuries are destroying my team, or just outright drop him?

    He’s killing me and with injuries, he’s forcing me to have to get ZEROES from him or lose my streaming spot to play a consistent hot bat. I could try to package him with someone else, but I’m not sure what to do here. I need some managerial advice.

    • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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      @Wilsonian: For what it’s worth, I traded him last week. Paired him and Pagan for Puig. Got an upgraded OF and freed my roster spot. If he finally turns it on, perhaps I’ll regret it. But Puig is safer (assuming he’s not kidnapped by some drug cartel) and allowed me to stream starters.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Hey, It’s Enrico Pallazzo!!!: doubt at this point I could deal him for Puig. I was thinking him and Myers for Stanton, J-Up, or something along those lines. And then free up that roster spot. Not sure if I can swing anything, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Sure, try to trade him, but not sure what you can get right now

  78. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    No love for Adam Eaton? Sure, the HRs and steals aren’t there (yet) but he’s a league-leader in runs (despite missing a chunk of time), Abreu and the rest of the Sox lineup looks potent, and Eaton’s gold in OBP leagues.

  79. malamoney says:
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    I know you are anti Price, but he is still a very good pitcher and is a top 10 ROS according to Stream-o-nator.

    An owner in my league has Cliff Lee, Price and Shields. I’d like to see if I can get one of them from him. Do you think it’s possible to get one for some combination of the following players on my roster?

    Alex Gordon, Shelby Miller, Danny Salazar, George Springer, Cespedes and Khris Davis

  80. Steve D. says:
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    People are being silly in my 10 team league and the drops have started. I have the #1 waiver spot, but I’m trying to hang onto that for the grandaddy of all dumb drops I know is coming. Just this morning I scooped up Anibal Sanchez for nothing.

    Billy Butler and Carl Crawford also hit the wire in my league. Either of these guys worth a flier now that they’re free and clear? I could use some thump, but have Panda at my CI slot, with Seager at UTIL, so Bulter not a great fit. (But hey, I can always play “Let’s Make a (Lopsided) Deal”.

    Is Crawford really an upgrade over Aoki? (I’m leaning no.)

  81. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Is Jesse Chavez worth holding? Starting him against TEX his next start seems dicey…

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: I dropped him and immediately regret it. He gets Seattle and White Sox after Tex

  82. The Dawg says:
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    If we knew that Melky was gonna hit .315 with 20 Hrs and 13 sbs and hit in the 2 spot all year, where would he be ranked overall? 100? 50? 40?

  83. Pager24 says:
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    Grey-

    I’m needing to maximize my innings pitched with Fister, Cobb, and now Anibal on DL in a league with no DL spot. Would you pick up John Lackey and drop Chavez? or would you gamble on Chavez continuing his hot start?

    Lackey gets TB (8.0) & Oak (8.3)
    Chavez @ TX (.5)

    Thanks!

  84. goodfood2 says:
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    get ready to have to cut and paste that segura bit a LOT of times.

  85. Mello Yello says:
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    Buffalo Springfield into PE…you are truly the man. Marcus Stroman has had nice K splits in the minors, but is he worth adding in 12 team mixers? Sounds like Dustin McGowan’s been given his last rites and will be ex-communicated to long relief hell after his next start…GREY-VA GREY BOYYYYYYYY!!

  86. CWebb says:
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    Drop Gyorko for Rutledge in a 14 team h2h? I also have Callospo.

  87. Bunny says:
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    Might as well sagnof while Crush DLs. Which is the one to add?

    Rajai
    Dyson
    Revere

  88. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    in 11 team NL only we’re about to have dispersal draft (team is being kicked out but not replaced)… wonder if trail of tears indians had a dispersal draft (or if the U.S. soldiers had one with Indians as their players)? anyway, with this roster and anywhere from 2nd-6th pick (it’ll be our standings at time of draft tuesday night, which sucks since i was 2nd worst yesterday and now 5th worst. i will be benching entire team for 2 days). this is my roster
    C mesoraco (DL)/pena (short term pickup)
    1B rizzo
    2B hill
    SS desmond
    IF Ike Davis
    3B zimmerman (DL)/asche
    4OF slots Puig/Venable/K.davis/Crawford/Lake
    no utils
    BN Baez
    SP (5 slots) RP (4 slots) P (2 slots)
    SP – liriano/bailey/gee/beckett/w.peralta/kennedy
    RP – Chapman (DL)/walden/carmart/putz/m.adams/barrett/a.torres (one of these RP i’ll be dropping when Chapman comes back anyway, a.torres or barrett)
    1. these players i don’t consider upgrades, tell me if i’m wrong about any of them.
    c.mcgehee/salty (C)/m.ellis/t.wood/kelly/roark/lagares/snider/c.ross/nicasio/koehler
    2. the lineup of players i can draft i’ll rank the ones i think are upgrades, tell me if/where i’m wrong about order.
    cargo 1/utley/rendon/a.wood/cueto/wacha/cole/kimbrel/dan murphy/cuddyer/denorfia/owings/roark/withrow/howell/
    3. assumptions i’m on fence about (and who to drop if I get certain people).
    i’m guessing if i get rendon asche is the drop
    if withrow or howell either 1 of a.torres or barrett is the drop
    if any of cargo 1/cuddyer/denorfia is the add i drop lake and keep crawford
    if i get d. murphy or owings or utley Ike davis is drop at IF
    I’ll only likely get one of those great SP, and could drop pena to get a 2nd (if that’s how it shakes out) and go no catcher for 2 weeks.

    me and 4 other teams are pretty much locked into 1-5th picks. trying to make a rankings for 15 or so players. damn shame i went up 4 slots since saturday.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:

      hey Revenge :
      i went back to the last column and saw that you replied to my question
      about “why” your commish is taking this action .

      seems to me that this is not kosher .
      since he is the commish , i suppose it is within his power ,
      however , if , as you stated he’s not liking the depth of the league
      and is wishing to change it ,
      best seems to be to wait until after this season ends to have this dispersal draft .
      who knows how many more teams he will cut ?
      is he , therefore , going to have another in-season dispersal draft ??

      nothing for nothing ,
      perhaps the best course of action would be for you to find a better league ,
      and let him collapse your team , as well .

      cust kayin’ …. but i wouldn’t trust the guy .
      that said , i now fully expect for you to respond that he’s a relative of yours .
      (if so , i apologize) .

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @costaricanchata: i wouldn’t take offense at anything (no matter whom it’s said about), in this example. Comish is a guy who i’m in like 4 leagues with, he is likely only cutting one team due to him not really realizing the depth of the league we drafted (i don’t think he’s ever really done NL only before). Also, technically he’s not really the comish, only co-comish. the actual comish is his friend. The acting comish is quite honest and would likely go to the trouble of finding a new owner if the majority of the league wanted it. I’m guessing based on the lack of anything resembling useful free agent players that 10 is better suited to these owners, and it’s even more likely that acting comish knows this for sure (since he knows most of the owners and brought them in). no need for apologies, relatives can (and often we are subjected to) inproper activities and I am not one that would feel the need to be offended by someone else’s bad behavior, but thank you for saying so.

  89. Eric says:
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    Trot out Sonny Gray and Masterson today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: What does SON say

      • Tigres says:
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        SON suggests a ‘no’ on Gray ($2 or so) – I’m inclined to sit him, esp cuz he’s facing Yu.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sit him

  90. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    14 team H2H auction free agents

    traded Matt Carpenter and Andrew Cashner for David Wright and $5. Which side?

    I also traded Allen Craig for Wily Peralta and $4. (Quality Starts league) Which side?

    You’re going to say the Craig side and that the move was terrible, but I was actually going to drop him.. I owned Craig last year too.. But I now really believe he’s just a singles hitter and won’t get me the RBI/OPS that I wanted.. But I was able to send him to an eager owner who sees his name more than his uncomfortable groundball rate and bad positioning in the Cards batting order. He’s not hitting 3rd or 4th. he’s been all over the lineup in the early going which def won’t help his cause to produce

  91. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    All those NATS fans who were hating on Harper and agreeing with Matt Williams for benching him – THIS is why many of us were on the other side thinking the LAST thing Harper needs to do his hustle. What do you want – a guy who makes a diving grab that saves a run and results in being on the DL for month? Or a guy who lets a ball drop in for a run scoring single and gets 100 ABs over the next month?

    My keeper love affair with Harper is OVER. I’ll trade him straight up for Jose Abreu in a keeper league and be lucky (and grateful) if the Abreu owner takes it.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Maybe it’s early, is Abreu worthy to be kept in keeper league over Harper? Any thoughts appreciated.

  92. Andrew says:
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    Some interesting SPs on the waiver wire. Available to pickup are Richards, Robbie Ross, Niese, Roark, and McHugh. Do any of these guys project better than Mejia, Volquez, or Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Richards over Chavez

  93. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    My scrap heap just got bigger, Zimmerman & Latos have already been dropped. 5×5 ESPN

    C-Lucroy
    1B-Pujols
    2B-Gyorko
    SS-D Gordon
    3B-Longo
    2B/SS-Prado
    OF-A Jones
    OF-Bruce
    OF-A Gordon
    OF-E Young
    OF-Empty
    Util-Empty

    SP-Teheran
    SP-J Zimm
    SP-Santana
    SP-Perez
    SP-Gee
    RP-Rodney
    RP-KRod
    RP-Empty

    And here’s where it gets interesting, mind you we only have 1 DL spot and 2 bench spots

    Liriano (questionable as there are different reports why he left Sat)
    SS-Pineda
    ??-Segura (semi broken face)
    DL-Chapman (broken face)
    DL-Cobb
    DL-Minor

    DL-C Davis
    DL-Trumbo

    I was gonna drop Gee for a postion player and Lucroy for a better option, thoughts….
    Krispie, Castellanos, Scooter, Denorfia, Kh davis or Eaton (I’ve dropped him twice already this year)

  94. Sal says:
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    Someone dropped Salvador Perez in my 12 team league. Have yan gomes as my catcher and own the second waiver pick. Would you use that waiver pick for perez?

    Also who do you drop first gyorko or seager if one had to go?

    Thanks again grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: Sure, Perez… Gyorko

  95. NatsFan says:
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    Have the Anibal, Cobb, Liriano triumvirate “anchoring” my NFBC squad. Ugh.

    Team is an in ury riddled mess: Mesoraco, Profar, Cain, Cuddyer, Cobb, and Anibal heading a list of TEN players currently on the DL. Ouch!

    Somehow hanging as I have a Top 3 offense due to your high opinions on Pujols, Brantley, Arenado.

    How’s your NFBC doing as I recall we had a similar squad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NatsFan: Terrible, hit by a ton of injuries… I had Trumbo too…

  96. The Thumb says:
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    when he comes up, Stroman or Hutchison?

  97. chisoxx22 says:
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    Rajai Davis or Springer? Hitter tron seems to love springer, im hurting in sb, avg, and rbi. I would be dropping prado in favor of either.

    • chisoxx22 says:
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      @chisoxx22:

      Arenado is also available I know he’s not good for sb but decent enough in all other categories. 5×5 roto

  98. Lville Jim says:
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    Bryce is well on his way to Grady Sizemoredom.

  99. Harris says:
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    10 team league. No DL. People are dropping good players….please rank. A.Craig. S.Marte and Y.Cespedis. H2H. Basic categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: Marte, Cespedes

  100. Wilsonian says:
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    Prince for Kinsler? Have Morneau I can play at 1st (plus a handful of replacements on the wire). Also have Crush on the DL and Singleton in the N/A. Currently playing pass me the Dozier at 2nd.

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

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Prince/Salazar for Kinsler/Samardzjihad, still Prince side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: my gut, too. Rejected that and said I definitely needed more. Now if guys on my team want to start hitting/pitching like they’re supposed to, maybe I’ll quit losing weeks 13-1! I’m looking at you Rosario, Prince, Hanley, Jones, Marte, Pedro, Springer, Homer, Archer…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You lost 13-1? Ouch…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: Yup. Last week I got destroyed. I was winning until Friday, then it went to hell. Started with Homer getting shelled and my offense completely going to sleep. I was 23 for 123 at the plate from Friday to Sunday! Nothing like hitting a cool .187 with 8 RBI over a three day stretch.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, terrible weekend…

  101. Stoopid says:
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    10 team 5×5 Roto. Hurting in SB/R/AVG

    Dyson or Maybin?

    Assuming Ramos comes back healthy:

    W. Ramos or S. Perez

    Thanks.

  102. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey,

    Have you heard about the Astros using a “tandem rotation” in the minors? I just read about this. The first starter comes in and pitches the first five innings. Then another starter pitches the remaining four. Then EACH of these guys is made available for another start in four days rather than five. The Astros really have gone full rah-TARD.

    • Project Merkin says:
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      Was going to post this myself….you beat me to it. Pretty funny indeed.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: thank you, completely different business person. great stuff.

  103. Maritime says:
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    His Kazmir & Wil Myers for my Jay Bruce?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Maritime: feels pretty even to me…

      • Busher says:
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        @Beardcrabs: Depends on league, but usually prefer to receive best player in the trade. For this season I believe that’s Bruce.

  104. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Drop Gyroko for Lawrie? Dude’s been hitting for good power and despite his shit average he’s putting up stats. If he starts hitting better maybe this is his yr? Gyroko is killing me.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Hey, It’s Enrico Pallazzo!!!: I would. Lawrie has been hitting well as of late. Average is still wonky, but he’s playing about a bajillion times better than Jerk-O.

  105. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    I need 3 of these guys to speculate as starters for my team for the next few weeks / ROS. 12 Team, H2H, QS instead of W’s and K/9.

    Jason Hammel, Wily Peralta, Jenrry Mejia, Alfredo Simon, Jason Vargas, John Lackey, Josh Beckett, Tanner Roark, Trevor Bauer, Collin McHugh

    Thank you sir!

      • Scarecrow Greinke says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  106. MikeZ says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got a lineup conundrum here. 5×5 12 team Roto league with no bench. I’ve got 2 DL spots, currently filled by Aroldis Chapman and Janssen. I also own Grilli. I could do one of the following options: 1)Drop Janssen and move Grilli into his DL spot. 2)Drop Broxton, because Chapman should be back soonish, keep Grilli active for a week and hope chapman is back next week and I can move Grilli into his DL spot then. 3) Drop Garrett Richards or Danny Salazar, and keep Grilli active for a week and, again, hope Chapman is active soon. I’m currently 8th in my league for saves, but my ERA and WHIP are pretty terrible too — thanks to Salazar. Thoughts?

    • jal179 says:
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      @MikeZ:

      Punt Grilli maybe

  107. Its too high says:
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    Whats the out look for Jace Peterson? worth a shot or look else where?

  108. E says:
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    5×5 roto:
    Give up Verlander & Scherzer for Cole & Giancarlo?

    Other SPs owned are:
    FHer, Bum, Ervin, Homer, Cobb (DL)
    180 start limit

    Thinking Verlander & Ervin.
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Sure

  109. Eddy says:
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    I was stuck with Price in auction league, but, in all fairness, I don’t think it’s end of days yet.

    10+ K/9, close to a 1 BB/9, 3.44 FIP, 2.64 xFIP.

    His velocity is definitely down a mile per hour at 92, but even with that drop I don’t think he continues to give up 1.5 HR/9, nearly double his career rate.

    Would I sell him if the opportunity presents itself? Sure, but I won’t beat myself up for owning him.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Eddy: when he was top tier (2 years ago) he was topping out at 97-98 mph… not so much anymore…

  110. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    Pick one to start (5*5 w/ OBP):
    Werth for 2 games at Houston? (v Cozart-RHP, and Oberholtzer-LHP)
    Swisher for 3 games @LAA (Skaggs-LHP, Weaver-RHP, Wilson-LHP)

    Thanks!

  111. vinodole says:
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    Grey. What do you think about Dano’s take on the Pooj?

    “Why not Albert Pujols? His Balls In Play mix scares me: career highs in pop-ups and groundballs, as well as career lows in line drives and fly balls. The .284 BA is not sustainable. While one can point to a .236 BABP and say the average will only go up, a HR/FB ratio 16.2% higher than last year is driving that. I think he’s closer to the .258 hitter he was in 2013 than the .284 he is this year. Sell high, and he’s Albert Pujols so you can sell pretty high.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vinodole: He’s not a .284 hitter after three weeks just as Blackmon isn’t a .410 hitter, don’t think you’re selling Pujols because he’d lose 20 points in average, are you? Because he’ll get two less hits every ten days?

  112. JK Smiles says:
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    Matt Adams was just dropped in my points league. Drop Middlebrooks for him (utility spot) or hold?

  113. Eddy says:
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    Off topic: Isn’t it the worst when you’re deciding whether or not to take the dive on a pitcher you’re on the fence on, but his next assignment is absolute shit? I wouldn’t mind Hammels now but he faces STL next. I mean come on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: Ha, totally

  114. Matt says:
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    What should I do with pitchers like Mat Latos/Alex Cobb when players like Mark Trumbo are in my DL spot? 10-team mixed stardard ESPN league.

    Also what do do with Danny Salazaar? Cut or keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Read the post

  115. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Grey! Long-time reader, infrequent commenter. Great stuff, as usual.

    Who sees the most saves ROS: Germen, Mike Adams, or Brothers?

    Thanks!

  116. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning Mr. Grey,

    1. (15 teams / keep 11)Landed Longo yesterday for Wacha and Bauer. How you like them apples?

    2. Need a Wacha replacement now: slim pickings on the wire: Straily, Hughes, Santiago, Miley, Lewis, Hale, Stults, Morton, Odorizzi or grab an MR like Walden (limited moves, QS, K, and K/9 league)

    3. Offered Butler and G Richards for Rizzo. Which side?

    4. You rock

  117. Earlycoff says:
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    Harper and Cingrani for Bruce, Salazar and Wheeler/Meija…which side?

  118. Filkarri says:
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    With Anibal hitting the DL and Liriano having a stroke (according to Web MD) I need starter. Here are a few options I see. Hammel, Porcello, Vargas, Richards, Beckett, Skaggs. What do you think?

  119. Craig says:
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    Who do you like more for the ROS:

    Jason Hammell or Nate Eovaldi?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Craig:

      Nate

  120. Spencer says:
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    10 team H2H, OBP,HR,RBI,R,SB,SLG

    Seager or T Frazier?

  121. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    I watched Tanaka’s start from start to finish yesterday and I had one takeaway…. He reminds me of young Lincecum. His fastball/split combo has hitters blindly guessing at the plate and swinging at balls in the dirt the same way Lincecum’s fastball/change had hitters reacting early on. Of course, the only reaction hitters have when they step in the box against Lincecum these days is – as you would say – getting tight in the pants.

  122. Tomthebod says:
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    @grey: if you have time, please. Someone in my leauge just dropped george springer. Who should I drop to pick him up: chase headley, chris colabello, or collin mchugh? Or should i stand pat?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Tomthebod:

      headley

  123. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    I just lost Mesoroco over the weekend and am looking for a replacement. In a league that counts obp in addition to avg how would you rank these? Thanks!

    Ruiz
    Gomes
    Montero

  124. Five-On-One says:
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    Grey, a couple of quickies for you

    I think it’s about time I dropped B. Miller – he’s killing me. Scooter, Espinosa, DJ or Beckham?

    I also need to replace Harper – some options are Reynolds, Ike, Fowler, Kubel, Maybin and BJ. What say you?

    Last – start Minor/Iwakuma for their first starts back? Both are expected to be activated and start this week. Related to that, drop Skaggs or T. Wood?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Scooter… Maybin…. Start them back, drop Wood

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Quick follow-up, if I may. It looks like Cain is coming back this week – I have been using Dyson (thanks, btw). Should I replace Dyson with any of those not selected above (Reynolds, Ike, Fowler, Kubel, and BJ)?

        • Five-On-One says:
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          @Five-On-One: Or even Cain himself?

          • Five-On-One says:
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            @Five-On-One: Or Krispy Young? I see from your post you like him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fowler

  125. '14 Not My Year says:
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    B. Miller or C. Owings?

  126. Jon says:
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    Drop Ozuna for Semien or Scooter? I could use a MI on my bench more than on OF right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Scooter

  127. jal179 says:
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    Predictions please:

    1. Where will Adam Jones finish in overall ranks?

    2. Prince in the overall ranks?

    3. Madbum in the overall ranks?

    I’m meddling around .500 in my H2H league mosty thanks to some solid Razzball pitcher predictions but am growing worried about my studs who are holding me back.

    Someone talk me off the cliff…. why do I blow with my early rounders EVERY year?

  128. O You Fancy huh says:
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    Should I trade Ellsbury for Hanley Ramirez in a keeper league? Deeper at OF and have Dee Gordon at SS.

    • jal179 says:
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      @O You Fancy huh:

      Passes the sniff test…. you might be overkilling the SBs if u kept Jacoby

  129. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Drop Kuroda for Hammel?

    Kuroda has looked awful this year while Hammel had yet another great start and had 1K per inning again.

  130. Spring Blake says:
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    Roll W Peralta out there against Cincy this week? There’s not much in the way of streams on the wire, but SON only gave it a 0.9.

  131. jal179 says:
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    Sonny for Alex Gordon?

    Sonny for Werth?

    Gio for Pence?

    These fair offers? My OF sort of blowing goats so far with Jones, Rios, Beltran, Joyce… other starters are Madbum, Gio, Teherean, Eovladi, Martin Perez, Ross, Archer

  132. diaperman says:
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    is Khris Davis droppable in 12-team mixed (OBP otherwise standard)?

  133. Schizer says:
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    12 team H2H categories redraft league
    Give: Fielder, Nathan
    Get: Strasburg, Santana

    I can slot Rizzo in at 1B and I’ll have Chapman coming back soon to take the RP slot.

    Which side?

    Thanks!

  134. LanceB says:
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    Great post as usual Grey!

    two quick ones…

    1. Bumgarner for Verlander? I have bum

    2. How soon before polanco and bradley get calls? Which one should I stash sometime this week in a 5×5 roto?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LanceB: Thanks! 1. Bum 2, June

  135. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Oh great one you skipped over my question above. Drop Gyorko for Lawrie?

  136. Jack says:
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    Jim Johnson, Janssen and Lindstrom are on the waiver wire right now. Not sure when/if my league mates are going to pick them up. There could be a run any time. I have Santos and Melancon. Should I exchange either/both of them for any of the three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Hold for now

  137. FilthyRich says:
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    In a quandary for an OF in my 10-team 5×5 league. Choo is still DTD and I already have all 6 of my bench sports filled with DL players (R Zimmerman, Cuddyer, Cobb, Fister, Sale and Anibal). Would you drop any of them (Besides Sale and Anibal, of course…) to pick up one of these OFs?
    - Joyce
    - Denorfia
    - Markakis
    - Duda
    - Dyson

    My active pitchers are: Cingrani, Garza, Lohse, Masterson, Niese, Ventura, Robertson, Broxton and Axford.

      • FilthyRich says:
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        @Grey: I may be able to do that next week , but since Neise is active in my lineup I would have to replace him with another pitcher, and the only ones I have are on the DL. So still would have no replacement for Choo. Have to drop eaither R Zimmerman, Cuddyer, Cobb, Fister or just hope Choo comes back this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope Choo returns

  138. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10 tm H2H 11×9, 1 win per category, 20 moves/yr (I have 18 left). My team’s pretty good, but has been hit by injuries and Frieri-ness. My most droppable players are Frieri, Gyorko (currently playing 3B–poorly–while Zimmerman on the DL), maybe Porcello or Archer, or Cobb to clear a DL spot for Harper. Scoring is weighted toward power bats and RP. Soria is now my only closer but I’m fine at MR. I have 5 healthy SP led by Teheran & Greinke until Anibal returns.

    Short-term I’m not that worried, but would you use one or more of my 18 moves for any of the following long-term?
    RP–J. Smith, Rondon or Broxton
    SP–Chavez, Kluber, Salazar, Kennedy
    3B–Seager, Frazier
    Other bats–Ozuna (CF/RF eligible), Colabello (1B/RF), Dozier (2B)

  139. Don Majkowski says:
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    When does Taveras arrive?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      July/August

  140. max says:
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    should i trade kershaw for cano in my 16 team league. i have great hitting and decent pitching
    c-mesoraco,pinto
    1b-goldy,votto
    2b-MILLER
    3b-beltre,middlebrooks
    ss-hardy
    of-j upton,harper,heyward,k davis
    sp-kershaw,sale,porcello,kluber,smyly, ventura,a bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. That guy says:
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    ROS please!

    Quintana, Hammel, Gee, Kluber, Eovaldi, Peralta(wily)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Kluber

  142. Andrew A says:
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    I’m a little worried about Sonny Gray @TEX and @BOS, what do you think of benching him? I’m leaning towards inserting Porcello this week (10 team 6×6 Holds)

    Do you bench any of:
    Gray @TEX @BOS
    Kazmir @TEX
    Chavez @TEX
    Masterson @LAA v.CWS

    for Haren @MIN, Porcello @KC, Eovaldi v. ATL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Porcello, Haren, Eovaldi over Gray, Kazmir and Chavez

  143. Max says:
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    I was just offered Longoria for Bruce and Soria. I’m leaning towards accepting it. Would you do it? I appreciate the advice.

    10 team. Standard 5×5. My team is:

    C: Castro
    1b: Fielder
    2b: Kipnis
    3b: Rendon
    SS: Andrus
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Bruce
    Util: JUpton
    Util: Blackmon
    Bn: Matt Adams

    My closers are Balfour, KRod, Hunter and Soria. Nobody has picked up Joe Smith yet also. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo

  144. who wins this one

    CC & C. Santana
    for
    Madbum & Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BUm

  145. Howdy Grey. Great stuff as always. Little League Coaching 101 preached that no one swing the bat in the dugout. But there’s always that one little shizz that does whatever the hell he wants. That’s young Ryan in a nutshell. & I agree, there’s no strain of the intercostal. He’s out praying for atonement. Attempting to correct the sin by sitting out with slandered Segura until given forgiveness. While they both sit and reflect/heal, I’ve been offered Segura (currently rostering B. Miller – who I’ll resist ranting about)for Sonny Gray. Alcides is also on the wire, I am in the HR lead, and have Minor coming off the DL this weekend. Please advise if you think I should accept & get Segura away from young Ryan. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Totally! I’d take Segura

  146. DiRo says:
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    Well call it my Irish luck, I traded for Harper the day before his injury.

    Now I am getting an offer for Puig, would you trade him for Sonny Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Puig

      • DiRo says:
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        @Grey: would asking for Darvish or Fernandez from Mia be asking too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, depends on how the other team feels

  147. Alex says:
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    What do you think Grey, drop Asdrubal for Alcides? My patience is beyond wearing thin.

    - Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Jay says:
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    Sonny Gray/Hosmer or Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  149. Euroalien says:
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    Omar Infante or Albero Callaspo for a MI spot to replace Asdrubal?? (12 Team 5 x 5 roto)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Omar

  150. FLOW says:
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    Need a stick – 6 X 6deep league , limited moves, with OBP ……

    WIllingham, DIckerson, Denorfia ,M Joyce, Dave Murphy , G Jones ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  151. L-Boogie says:
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    12-team league injuries so far: Ramos, Garcia, Grilli, Zimmerman, Liriano, Fielder (ok, so he’s just playing like he’s injured).

    14-team league injuries so far: Ramos, Garcia, Cobb, Haper, Segura, Grilli. Dodged a bullet on Uehara and Liriano.

    Question #1: What time does my surprise pity party start?

    Question #2: Better Harper replacement: Joyce, Denorfia, David Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha! 2. Joyce

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude. First year playing with more than 12-teams. 14 teams + 5 bench spots = table scraps on the wire, huh? And no freakin DL spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, in some of my leagues, I got excited about McLousy…

  152. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Trade Beltran for Wil Myers
    Trade Beltran for Iwakuma
    side ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  153. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Just tell me it’s ok that I gave up my Abreu $24/Segura $13 for Puig $1/Desmond $13 in a 16 team keeper just over a week ago. I mean I don’t think I could have passed that up for the price of Puig, but man every Abreu HR is killing me and now I have a black hole at 1B since Cuddyer decided to get hurt. I’m rolling with either Dunn or Smoak…ugh…lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay

  154. John says:
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    Caught in a pickle right here, not sure what to do…..I was offered Matt Cain for my Toni Cingrani. I am in a ten team points league and am able to make an argument for both. I like that Cain can go deep into games getting me that QS, however not a lot of run support and gives up the long ball here and there hurts. He also has been having some rough patches whether from regression or bad luck I do not know. Cingrani has a young arm even with few pitches, still manages to get guys out and has some offense to get him the W. However his innings limit that the manager set could potentially hurt come playoff time. Hmmmm…. What to do what to do. Any thoughts anyone? Scoring in my points league is 5 for win 5 for loss no points for IP, QS 3, CG 5, and 1 or -1 for the other categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  155. L-Boogie says:
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    Weekely league. Kuroda home vs Seattle (and King Felix) or Garrett Richards home vs Tex (Harrison). SON give slight 8.3-7.0 advantage to Kuroda but he has been SO bad and his chances for the W vs Felix are slim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Oh look. I have Iwakuma. Almost forgot about him. Iwakuma v. Stros or Richards home v. Texas. No sign of Iwakuma on SON.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How does Richards look on SON?

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey: 7.0

  156. Chris says:
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    Shallow 10-team league with small rosters: worth straight-up dropping Sandoval for Seager?

    In a separate deeper league, drop Alex Avila for returning Ramos?

    Muchas smoochas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Sure, Seager and Ramos

  157. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop Springer for Moss, EYJ, Bonifacio, Pagan, Ozuna, Yelich or Viciedo?

    Kinda like Moss playing @Tex and @Bos what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you need? Sure, I like those matchups for Moss…

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: Mainly HR’s and AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  158. The Dude and Catastrophe says:
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    Drop Brad Miller for any of Bogaerts, Owings, or, uh, Rutledge?

    If it matters, I’m currently first in every offensive category excepts steals and AVG, so I can probably stand holding Miller if you still have faith.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  159. chris says:
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    Lineup help

    Looking at the weekley hitter tron, it likes Pinto this week. Would you start Pinto, Montero over Navarro?

    Also, need a little pop this week, going up against a guy with Pujols, Cruz and Abreu. Should I pick up Moss and bench either Hosmer or Melky?

    Lineup this week
    Navarro
    Napoli
    Kinsler
    Arencido
    Hanley
    Pence
    Rios
    Cabrera
    Hosmer

    Last, who do you like this week – Miley or Skaggs if you had to start one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinto…Hold on Moss… Skaggs, but I don’t know their matchups

  160. Earlycoff says:
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    Wheeler or Mejia rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  161. Yo Greyseph or whom ever wants to give they’re opinion I punted Catcher I’ve been rolling with Dioneer Navarro at catcher but Pinto and Wilson Ramos are out there on the FA market of the 3 who do you like best if you can say best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinto

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Would that be to ride Pinto until others come back from injury to fill DH or think he making his own spot in that lineup??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ride until others return

  162. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Rank the following options for me.

    Infante, Jerko, Rutledge, or Scooter?

    Masterson, Lackey, or Straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter… Masterson…

  163. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Drop Villar, Miller, or Aybar for Rutledge? Or Gennett?

    Also.. when Super Manny comes back – drop Plouffe or Seager? Or, platoon both at CI and drop Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller for Gennett….

  164. frank says:
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    That’s a CLOWN SLIDE bro! this CLOWN bryce harper needs to grasp that he hurts his team when he gets injured playing too aggressively.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I doubt anyone who plays baseball sees aggressiveness as a bad trait. Coaches, GMs, and fans– maybe. But I bet you ask any player, they’ll say they love the way he plays.

  165. Jimmy says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I have Harper going onto the DL so I need a fill-in OF… looks like maybe long term. I have Springer on the bench but Brantley is out there for the taking. Springer has looked like hot crap, but I dont want to drop the next coming big thing too early (I’d have to drop Springer for Bradley). Would you rather have Springer or Bradley over the course of the season? I’m leaning towards Bradley myself.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  166. Hola Grey -

    Great stuff above per usual. Getting throttled with injuries in the early going as well. Brutal stuff. In my 15th year of competitive fantasy baseball, don’t remember it ever this bad… As you know, In a deep 14 team league (30 man rosters) with shallow benches (4 slots) and no DL, injuries gets magnified by large amounts. So, in a mixed, redraft, h2h, 6×6 with OPS, 3 quick questions:

    1. Best Mesoraco replacement for 2 wks: AJ Pierzynksi, Zunino or Pinto.

    2. How do you rank these 5th OF over the next 3-4 weeks: Jason Kubel, Michael Saunders (is he usurping Almonte), Brandon Barnes (swinging a hot stick), Juan Lagares (should be back this week)?

    3. Dump Gausman and replace with Stroman if he gets the call? Gausman is rostered and on bench. Also stashing Archie Bradley.

    Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I hear ya on injuries, it’s been brutal…. 1. Pinto 2. Saunders, Kubel 3. Sure, go for Stroman

      • @Grey:

        Got it. Appreciate the take.

  167. Bryan says:
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    Maybin, Eaton, Calhoun, Marte?…rank please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, Eaton

  168. chris says:
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    skaggs at home vs. Cleveland and Texas

    Miley at home vs Rockies and @ san diego

    streamer likes them, both on waivers would need to drop either chavez or hutchinson. I don’t trust wheeler in mile high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miley

  169. I need a pitcher not a belly itcher says:
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    Grey…I put in a waiver request for jason hammel (12 team mixed roto)
    But I also have a couple other pitchers in mind.
    I already have jesse chavez and niese and looking to add another pitcher to my streamer stable, possibly beckett.

    Please rank:

    chavez, beckett, hammel, niese

    Thanks and great work sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel, Beckett… Thanks!

  170. Earlycoff says:
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    Tyson Ross for Ben Zobrist…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: is alex gordan for zobrist fair the zobrist guy is being a bitch about the fact that hes mi eligible, i guess its not helping that AG hasnt done anything yet who would you rather have AG or zobi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gordon, it’s fair

  171. SpecialFNK says:
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    give Coco Crisp to get Anthony Rizzo?

    MY TEAM.
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis (DL). 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Mahado (DL). SS- ECabrera. IN- Colabello.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Yelich. OF- CYoung. UT- Moreland.
    BN- Moustakas, Kubel, Ludwick, Espinosa, LeMahieu, JPeterson. WCastillo. DL- Calhoun.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Shields. RP- Papelbon. RP- Farnsworth.
    P- O’Day. P- Cecil. P- Fields.
    BN- McGee, ESantana, Ross, Kennedy. DL- DDeLaRosa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo

  172. John says:
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    Track Ramos closely and replace Castro with him or just stick with Castro.

    Pretty excited for Stroman and I think his sizzle doesnt last long meaning, I may pick up and trade.

    IS a good pickup over a Simon(two start pickup). That is my flex spot on roster meaning id have to trade him or trade a better arm and hold stroman or dont waste a transaction get 60 for the year.

    • John says:
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      @John: Ramos over Castro over time?

      Add stroman in 10 team lg?

  173. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    H2H points league where I would put the importance of Wins/Quality Starts/K’s/Innings in that order.

    Lohse, Wheeler, Tillman, Sabathia

    Who’s the odd man out?
    Sabathia is available to add, but debating if I like his potential over any of those other three at the back of my rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  174. R.J. says:
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    14 team H2H mixed league – I have Holland, Gregerson, and Lindstrom at RP, as well as Casey Janssen stashed away on the DL. It’s a 2 DL Spot league and I have Cobb and Sale hurt, so running out of room to hold injured guys.

    Someone just dropped Frieri. Rondon is available as well. Would you drop any of my current RPs for one of them? Frieri seems like a good bet to get the job back, and Rondon’s peripherals certainly look much better than that pile of shit Lindstrom’s. Meanwhile Gregerson might yield the job to Johnson shortly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Janssen for Frieri

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Watch frieri and maybe lose hunter for frieri?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  175. Q says:
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    Drop Venable or Victorino for Maybin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  176. chris says:
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    someone drop shane victorino, should i claim him and drop yelich? keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  177. I need a pitcher not a belly itcher says:
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    Thanks Grey…

    how about the ranking of these guys:
    gallardo, fister, hammel, beckett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister, Beckett

  178. los locos says:
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    keeper league

    drop aaron hill for scoot?
    drop yelich for r davis, moss hunter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Hill and Yelich

  179. Maybin or Dyson to fill in for Harper…Yes slim pickings…
    -Rides Bomb yelling YEEEHAW! Into last place.

    • @SheaSeraSera: Sorry I should add Krispie Young is out there as is Marlon Byrd but as a Mets Fan I was mentally avoiding them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  180. Andrew says:
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    Start or sit Gray at Texas today on day 1 of a new week in 12 teamer h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  181. Big League Choo says:
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    12 man OPS/QS

    My Holliday/wacha/bailey his Cutch/E Santana/Peralta…sound good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  182. Jose Abreu says:
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    Oh Gre(y)at One, where do I rank in your 2014 Overall Player Rankings now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 25

  183. Slam says:
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    Do you think Strasburg or sale or Yu packaged with George springer is a decent value to get for a guy like Adam jones? I have good OF depth, it’s a keeper league, 6×6 ops and QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Sale

      • Slam says:
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        @Grey:
        You like Sale more than Darvish Strasburg and cliff lee even with the injury?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, I like him least

          • Slam says:
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            @Grey: I have Adam jones, was offered springer and basically my choice of Strasburg, lee, sale and darvish. Which one do you like the most?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Darvish

  184. los locos says:
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    keeper league 10 team.

    trying to get bogarts,

    would wheeler be enough to get bogarts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  185. jaw says:
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    should i drop ubaldo in a 12 team 5×5 leagues? could add lackey, mejia, or tanner roark for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  186. Big Mike says:
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    My main team features no Braves or Reds hitters, but both Teheran and Cueto. Yesterday’s game was pure bliss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  187. justabitoutside says:
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    Would you trade Chris Sale and his bum flipper for Sonny Gray straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it, but it is risky

  188. danny almonte says:
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    Grey,

    I have plenty OF and thin at SP. Thinking of moving Pence for CJ Wilson, is that selling too low? He has Kazmir, I could ask for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too low

  189. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Was a Mesoraco owner, dropped him for Zunino. Noticed Wilson Ramos on WW and he’s back in a week. Assuming he’s not snatched up before then, good to drop Zunino for Ramos, or just roll with Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roll with Zunino

  190. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    So I’ve never cast a veto vote on a trade before, but I just saw this lopsided monstrosity pop up: Joe Nathan for Homer Bailey.

    Is it just me or is that horribly out of whack? So out of whack to cast a no-vote on it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty bad

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Bad. But nowhere near veto-able. Maybe one guy is desperate for saves. Maybe the other guy is just an idiot and thinks it’s 2006 and Bailey is just a prospect. Whatever it is, unless its obvious collusion, I don’t think you can veto that.

  191. Mike says:
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    Got offered Brandon Philips for Salazar.

    I’m not too deep in pitching but could weather it.

    My 2b is kinsler
    SS-hardy and alcides
    Mi- Espinosa

    Hold or take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar side

  192. Limp Trumboner says:
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    Re: Yan Gomes as Meseraco replacement
    Isn’t Gomes supposed to go on paternity leave this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, supposed to at some point

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: what, is he not sure the kid(s) are his or not.

  193. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    also abreau/myers vs. bautista. which side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  194. Andrew says:
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    Masterson: Start or site at LAA? Day 1 of H2H in 12 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  195. who gets the better deal here:

    Adrian Beltre (Tex – 3B)
    Madison Bumgarner (SF – SP)
    OR
    Aramis Ramirez (Mil – 3B)
    CC Sabathia (NYY – SP)
    Carlos Santana (Cle – C)
    Everth Cabrera (SD – SS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

      • @Grey: it took days, but I am happy we got it done..Really improves my team, I have Starling Castro at SS and Mauer is my C..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  196. Brett says:
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    Gray,

    Would you sell high on Peralta? Would you trade Peralta and A Escobar for Andrus? Not much pitching on the wire maybe Bauer or Odorizzi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Andrus…

  197. Fungazi says:
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    Gyorko to paternity leave.. thank god

    • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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      @Fungazi: AMEN! If he’s out for 3 days thats enough fuel for me to drop him. Welcome Brett Lawrie. My g-d this is awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  198. Texas Ranger says:
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    5*5 16 team mixed – OPS instead of AVG. Someone dropped Venable ; how much of $100 FAAB would you use on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $8

  199. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    got sent Werth for Bryce. Accept or stash bryce for 2 months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Grey: shit really? this is what it’s come to? Damn when I got Bryce/Puig/Tanaka for Trout/Springer this isn’t what I had in mind…

  200. web says:
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    Stick with Brad Miller at SS or look for alternatives via trade? Dozier, Starlin Castro?

    • web says:
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      @web: sorry ignore Dozier thought he had ss eligibilty as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Castro

  201. King Trout says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Brad Miller for Chris Owings. Drop or be patient.
    Thoughts on Chase Headley, is he a top 10 third baseman after he returns from DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Headley… I’d go Miller there but it’s sadly close

  202. frankgrimes says:
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    what to do when all your teams are eating shit trades aren’t happening and wire is thin so WTF now?

    I’m don’t like them
    I can’t pretend
    The fun is gone
    I can’t see the light
    My season is done
    I’m not having fun
    I think I’m dumb

    I’m just unhappy
    I’m just unhappy
    My season is done my season is done my season is done

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @frankgrimes: and now you actually sound like frank grimes

  203. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Do you or anyone here know if Wacha will be on a innings limit this year?

    • Devil in a New Dress says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress:

      That being said, who is better long term this season, Wacha or Ervin?

      ROS Player Rater Tool likes Wacha a lot more

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t

  204. Earlycoff says:
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    Taijuan Walker for Salazar…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  205. ritzer says:
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    I’v been offered Teheran for my Wacha. What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  206. Tom says:
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    In an H2H OBP league where I MAY be punting steals…which of these is Polanco better than from time he comes: Springer, Butler, Aoki or Soriano for him? What if I weren’t punting steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  207. EK says:
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    Give Max get Giancarlo?
    Roto 9 teams.
    Would leave me with FHer, Bum, Verlander, Homer, Ervin, Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton

  208. Clive says:
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    Stash Singleton by dropping A Gordon? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Devil in a New Dress says:
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      @Clive:

      are you crazy?

  209. web says:
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    Better middle infield combo Altuve/Brad MIller or Dozier/Dee Gordon (H2H league}

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

    • web says:
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      @web: or Dozier/Bogaertz?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dozier

        • web says:
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          @Grey: Sorry just to be clear…which 2b/ss combo do you prefer?

          Altuve/Brad Miller
          Dozier/Dee Gordon
          Dozier/Bogaertz

          Thanks for your time!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gordon

  210. The pips says:
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    Hey grey- with Bryce Harper heading to the DL, and now it’s shaping up to be longer than 15 days more like a month or two; we start 4 OF’ers , my OF’ers are now Matt Holliday, Hunter pence, Victorino & 4th as of now is Martin prado. Would you look to drop my second catcher (which is Salvador Perez) for Gregory polanco as a stash? Then for the now either drop prado or Dee Gordon for an extra OF to play now; I’m looking into one of these: khris Davis, rajai Davis, Michael Brantley, marcell ozuna, Dayan Viciedo.

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One catcher league?

      • The Pips says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes sir, we start only one catcher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose your 2nd catcher

          • The Pips says:
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            @Grey:

            Dropped Perez; with this open slot, who would you target/ it’s also redraft, polanco as a stash, or someone for the now like Michael Brantley, rajai Davis, khris Davis, or a non OF like middlebrooks, Nick castellanos (3b/of), or lastly neil walker– my starting 3b is d wright & 2b is pedroia; I could always put them at utility or IF

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Brantley

              • The Pips says:
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                @Grey:

                Thank you master grey! I just got the notification Bryce is having surgery & will prob be missing time until July kinda bummed but atleast we have DL spot to hold him; keep or drop zach wheeler? I want to add polanco as a stash- already added Brantley, but who would you drop for polanco? Zach wheeler? My SP’s are deep: mad bum, Strasberg , Gerrit cole, tanaka, cueto,and Alex wood(who’s at RP) also on offense, Eric Hosmer , Dee Gordon , Martin prado

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hold Wheeler and Brantley

  211. Jack says:
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    H2H ride Rajai while he’s hot or grab Aoki as he really gets going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  212. blindnuts says:
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    Bryce Harper Tony Cingrani for Jay Bruce and Salazar….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  213. blindnuts says:
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    Harper and Cingrani for Dozier and Rosenthal…which side?

  214. Bob says:
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    Am I crazy to consider benching Cargo until he breaks out of this funk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  215. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Grey!
    I just lost 0-10, and Crush is on the DL. Although I also watched the first 4 inning of Salazar last night and quickly swept in to grab him off of WW.

    Cx2: Salty, Flowers
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Howie
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Reyes
    2B/SS: Alcides
    1B/3B: Crush
    OF: Trout, Hunter, Aoki, AJAx, Eaton, Viciedo, Boneface
    Bench: Singleton
    SP: JOFER, Liriano, Masterson, Kuroda, Chavez, Porcello, Salazar, Archer, Wheeler
    RP: Santos, Broxton.

    Need a short-term WW fix. Who do you like best out of this bunch and who’s the drop – I’m thinking Chavez.
    Moose, Ike, Fat Juan, Seman, Chris Carter, Moreland, Schoop?

    I’m trying to work a trade right now with another team, he offered his Middlebrooks for my Kuroda, and I turned it down (really not sure why).
    I countered with my Reyes, Kuroda, Viciedo, Chavez for his Bruce, Middlebrooks and Kazmir. You think this is enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should take Middlebrooks for Kuroda… Moose…

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Countered with Middlebrooks for Viciedo. I pull the trigger, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  216. Wilsonian says:
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    Seriously, now Wilin is going for a friggin’ MRI on his hand!! Can my team get any hurt-er?!?! Davis, Trumbo, Fister, Minor, and now Rosario. WTF?! Bring back the roids!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: but in all seriousness, if he goes on the DL, I don’t have anyone to drop, aside from maybe Joe Smith. But I like hoarding my SAGNOF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… Some shizzy luck there…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: would you drop Smith, Hawkins or J.Johnson from my closerousel if I need a Rosario Dawson replacement?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Johnson

  217. das coffee frau says:
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    im in a 12 team keeper. am i crazy to be abandoning ship on harper? I want to trade him for anyone else. i hate that mf’er
    who would you look to get for him? hes so young and talented but im fed up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a top 50 bat

  218. jaw says:
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    would you drop grandy for any of carl crawford, duda, joyce, chris carter, de aza, david murphy, or krispie? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  219. tom says:
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    in a H2H 12 team …. to make my roster legal should I drop Matt Harrison SP or Drew Smyly RP which is nice because I can get starts out of my Reliever spot..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  220. gareth says:
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    Give butler / joyce to get xander boegarts.

    Is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair enough

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey. The trade was just accepted. I get xander, who will fill my vacant 3b slot with headley on the dl.

        It hurts giving up butler and joyce but it’ll be nice to have the flexibility of having a 3b / ss eligible young player like Boegarts on my team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shouldn’t hurt too much

  221. john says:
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    My Edwin for Donaldson and homer or cashner or samardizija or hold. Ive got good power and cld use another proven arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson and Homer

      • john says:
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        @Grey: lost harper still good sell on Edwin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  222. David Niven says:
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    I just picked up Moose yesterday, for probably the 20th time in the last 2 years. Each time he’s proceeded to go 3 for 16. Here we go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  223. Bob says:
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    Someone in my league dropped Danny Salazar. Is he worth the roster spot to stash? Would you drop eovaldi Hammel or Wily Peralta for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Hammel

  224. L-Boogie says:
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    Repeating from above but I gotta go, yo!

    Richards home vs Rangers (7.0 SON) of Iwakuma vs. Stros (not on SON).

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  225. Nightpandas says:
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    This year and long term:

    Singleton vs T Walker

  226. McGaffer12 says:
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    Trade help-

    been offered Stras for Prince

    Have Votto, so Prince is my DH- I have NO depth on bench so he would be replaced with Laroche (currently on wire)

    My pitching has been, um, bad-
    Cain/Cashner/Kuroda/Ross/Lackey/Jess Chavez- I do have Iwakuma and Latos coming back (I hope) Do I wait for those fellas, or pull the trigger?
    Thoughts-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Strasburg

    • @McGaffer12: tough call, you need Princes bat but you also need Stras..Lets see what Grey has to say..

  227. Matt B says:
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    Would you swap my Carlos Gomez for his Jason Kipnis in a 5×5 (OBP instead of AVG) weekly h2h keeper? My other 2B options have been Aaron Hill & Anthony Rendon with Profar on my DL. My OF is Stanton, Gomez, Jennings, Springer/Maybin/Oscar Taveras bench. Thanks

  228. Greyismyhero says:
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    Roark, Mchugh, or Chavez ROS? I have Chavez everywhere but those on wires in most of my leagues.

    Joyce/Viciedo ROS?

    And would you wait it out on MesarcoS DL stint when you don’t have a DL spot available when there’s not really anything on wire worth much to get, i.e. Navarro, Ruiz, AJP etc? I was thinking of rolling with no catcher, I think my o is tough enough to take the open roster space for 2 weeks in H2H leagues…

    Thanks—–SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh…. Viciedo… Sure, wait it out… Smoke it!

  229. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. singleton or laroche?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  230. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Please rank the first three if you dont mind. ROS of course.

    Haren, Kluber, Kazmir, Masterson, Hutchinson

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir, Masteron, Kluber

  231. booya says:
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    How do you rank Coco, Brantley and Leonys?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @booya:

      3 – 1 – 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coco, Brantley

  232. I see this guy is coming of the DL on Wednesday and there throwing him in Cincy!!

    Jake Arrieta
    P | # 49 | Chicago

    Now, I should:
    A. pick him up
    B. leave him on waivers
    C. never talk about Arrieta on this site again.

  233. Baseballman says:
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    2 questions.

    16 team h2h standard 5/5

    1 what do you think about trading baily for Zimmerman 3b ( how good is baily really going to be this year, and how good will Zimmerman be coming back from the dl rest of year)

    And

    2 trading archer for crisp. ( how good is archer going to be and will he be around for the playoffs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fair 2. I’d take Crisp

      • Baseballman says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

        Love your writing and advice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  234. birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, my Kung Fu Panda and Campana for his Maybin and Espinosa? 5×5 NL Only keeper league.

    Other options besides Espinosa would be Olt, Asche, Corey Dickerson, or Dietrich if you like one of those guys better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Maybin/Espinosa

  235. The Fridge says:
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    Someone dropped Pineda. Who do I drop to grab him?

    Masterson, Cashner, Eovaldi, Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one

  236. Cozmo says:
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    hey grey, was offered cobb and chapman for cingrani and wheeler. i punted saves but this is intriguing. what do you think?

    also, i need to choose two out of the following for bench spots. please advise.
    springer, kluber, bauer, dickerson, viciedo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, take Chapman if you need saves and it’s a deep league…. Springer, Kluber

  237. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    Billy Butler was dropped. Worth picking him up in a 12 Teamer if I have Goldschmidt, Ortiz, and Moss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  238. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    i like to hit the button on my mouse ,
    so that it automatically scrolls down .
    this allows me to read the comments and try and guess what you’re going to say .

    prolly ‘cuz you’re too nice , but ,
    when someone asks “would you trade my longoria for his pedroia ?”
    you never seem to respond :
    “i’d trade your longoria for pedroia , but i sure as hell wouldn’t trade mine “.

    i get that one wrong , frequently .
    cust kayin’ .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  239. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    from above, is this about the right order for holds league and RW
    withrow/howell/barrett/a.torres? i think that’s what you intimated above.
    2. what about grichuk vs j.lake vs Kalish? i have lake and he’s getting benched a good amount. I can’t simply stream the 3 of them due to only having like 84 or so moves all year left.
    3. where do t.wood and roark fit into these SP: Beckett/Kennedy in ranking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Seems about right… Maybe Torres over Barret…. 2. Lake 3. Beckett, Roark

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: so roark over kennedy ROS then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not ROS

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: this being NL only if I drop Kennedy i won’t get him back, unless he becomes as useless as roberto H. or e-jax, in which case i won’t want him. Ok, so ROS it’s Beckett/Kennedy/Roark/T.wood?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Beckett, Kennedy, Wood… Roark… They’re all tomato-tomahto based on matchups…

              • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                @Grey: got it, that’s why i had wood last, due to probably less wins with CUBS than Roark (assuming he keeps job)

  240. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Ready to send Kuroda to the waiver wire. Best chance at a long-term pick-up: Gee, Kluber, McHugh, Porcello, or Bauer (stash until he’s up)? 15 team mixed, 1250 IP limit. This would be my 5th SP behind Fernandez, Bumgarner, Tanaka, Teheran.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  241. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    4. also does van slyke move ahead of lake/grichuk/kalish if i already have puig and crawford. I’m more likely to be able to leverage owing van slyke since i have to bench 1 OF daily anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4. No

  242. Al koholic says:
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    trumbo and zimmerman already on dl,no room for Anibal,drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Zimmerman before Anibal

  243. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    was offered McCutchen Kinsler for my Prince Bautista.

    which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince

  244. Bunny says:
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    Joyce, Moss, or Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  245. goodfold2 says:
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    gyorko alert. having twins out 3 days. SOB, there goes streaming an extra pitcher. now i hope miley gets lit up today. already grabbed Lohse but had intended 2 spots for this stuff with yet another SP short term casualty.

    • Hondo says:
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      @goodfold2: Would I be pissed off if I was in that league where you try to come in last?You betcha,Brandon Phillips can only suck so much second base ass by himself.

  246. Howie says:
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    @Grey- If Harper is out for the anticipated two months, is Morse a viable replacement (vs. McLouth and the rest of the spares on my leag’ue’s available OFs)? 4×4 NL-only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not viable but what option do you have

      • Howie says:
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        @Grey: Is Cuddyer any better? Assume he is out another three weeks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s better

  247. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    Gyorko, Hill or Prado at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  248. LT says:
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    Grey do you still update your top 400 rankings from before? If not i wanted to know where I would look. I use the buy sell tool and the roy steamer projections but wanted to know yours. Thanks again for the pujols ranking. ROY pujols or freeman? Pujols, kinsler or freeman, grienke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Pujols, Freeman

  249. Bunny says:
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    best 1B for one month:

    Moss,
    Smoak,
    Colabelo,
    Morse,
    Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: might want to pick which month. HA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  250. pakestwo says:
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    Felix for Prince?

    I have Abreu at 1b and could use the pitching help or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  251. gareth says:
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    Please thank Rudy for getting this song in my head all day:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY

    No sarcasm. It actually mercifully dislodged “let it go” from my brain for a brief period.

    Now the other half wants to watch the movie again tonight (shes a huge Disney fan).

    On the subject of Disney movies, are you going to check out that john Hamm baseball movie about searching for cricket bowlers in india in the hope of turning them into major league pitchers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know they’re Indians, as in the country, not the team, right?

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: when I called my mother in the uk to tell her i’d got a job with the Indians, one of her first questions was “do you get to eat for free there?” It was an odd question until it finally dawned on me that she thought I got a job at an Indian restaurant.

        Indian food and culture is very prevalent in the uk and there are little pockets of Indian and Pakistani communities in most British towns. I personally love Indian curry dishes like vindaloo, madras, Rogan josh and tikka Masala. Its kind of a British staple, along with the likes of a doner kebab and a Chinese takeaway. Real 2 am post nightclub fare.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I know, I lived in the UK for six months…

          • gareth says:
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            @Grey: cool, what part? How were you generally treated by the British?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              South Kensington

              • gareth says:
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                @Grey: ah, so you know a bit of Cockney……..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bloody hell no

  252. Mike says:
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    If I have to drop one – who do I drop – Jonathan Broxton or Kyle Farnsworth? Or another?

    My RPs are:

    Joe Smith
    Huston Street
    John Axford
    Jonathan Broxton
    Kyle Farnsworth

    Broxton has limited value, but how long before the Mets go find a real closer to replace Farnsworth?

    My Cub blue streak is showing – never really liked Farnsworth, but right now he is a somewhat necessary evil.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  253. Oppo Taco says:
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    Thoughts on masterson@LAA and Ross@SF today? SON is lukewarm on both. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Masterson

  254. FLOW says:
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    6 x 6 – with OPS and limited moves. Dont absolutely need need fill in right now but did just lose C Davis and concerned about Braun.

    Viciedo , Joyce, or Taveras ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  255. Fungazi says:
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    Kinsler return enough to get out of owning an injured Harper with no more room on DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Flat out rejected.. They really need to make 3 – 4 DL spots in leagues now that were in the post-PED era.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, true

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Fungazi: i’m only still in one league with 2 DL’s, even three (with Razz favorites) isn’t enough in some spots.

  256. Bunny says:
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    Have 3 people on DL and 2 DL spots. Should I drop Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: was that another thumb pun?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  257. Moe says:
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    start sonny gray at texas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  258. BR808 says:
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    Just traded for Rosario and now he’s dinged up. Do I roll the dice and start him or go with Gomes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  259. fausto says:
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    Pick 3 for the week. ..mccutch, morse, marte, viciedo, boniface, joyce, ozuna, choo, leonys. Pit has 5gm still hard to bn mccutch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at Hitter-Tron, I have no idea what any of their matchups are…. McCutch, Viciedo, Bonifacio

  260. Brendan says:
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    My only catcher is Wilin Rosario and he has a sore left hand and is set to undergo an MRI and will probably miss the next few games. I would pick up a backup catcher, but there isn’t really anyone worth using a roster spot for and I don’t have any droppable players. I would have to drop a player such as Matt Joyce or Jesse Chavez, who are both currently top-100 players. My only real option to fill in for catcher in the immediate future would be to pick up Josmil Pinto for some power. Hitter-tron likes Travis d’Arnaud for the next week and he was previously a big prospect, but he really hasn’t done anything to prove he’s worth rostering. Should I just hold and go without a catcher for the next few days? 12-team 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Pinto

      • Brendan says:
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        @Grey:
        Who do I drop? Here’s my current team:

        C Wilin Rosario
        1B Eric Hosmer
        2B Robinson Cano
        3B Josh Donaldson
        SS Everth Cabrera
        OF Adam Jones
        OF Jay Bruce
        OF Starling Marte
        Util Anthony Rizzo
        Util Anthony Rendon
        BN Alexei Ramirez
        BN George Springer
        BN Matt Joyce

        SP Cliff Lee
        SP Matt Cain
        RP Jonathan Papelbon
        RP Tommy Hunter
        P LaTroy Hawkins
        P Dan Haren
        P Marco Estrada
        P Jesse Chavez
        BN Drew Smyly
        BN Doug Fister (DL)
        DL Hisashi Iwakuma (DL)

        My weakest areas for the season so far are HR, SB, W, and K

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chavez, Smyly, Joyce

          • Brendan says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks, will drop Chavez. Also looking to pick up Jason Hammel. Would you drop Smyly or Joyce for him as well?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Joyce

  261. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Me Harper, Me hit ball, me run, me hit walls, me rip fingers off sliding…ME DUMB (Grunt Grunt) This dudes a fking clown! Never drafting him again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  262. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    C Perez
    1b Abreau
    2b Pedroia
    3b Longo
    SS segura
    MI Murphy
    CI Hosmer
    OF Choo
    OF Cespedes
    OF Heyward
    OF Beltran
    OF Melky
    UTL Arenado
    Bn Adams
    Bn Aoki

    P Cliff Lee
    P Wacha
    P Teheran
    P Yord Vent
    P Kluber
    P Eovaldi
    P martin Perez
    P Farnsworth
    P Frieri
    P Melancon
    P Hunter

    Should I drop anyone for Gregory Polanco or Maybin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  263. Mike says:
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    Pick one from each group please:

    Shields. Zimmerman or minor

    Brantley, Joyce, viciedo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields…Brantley

      • Mike says:
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        Thanks!

        Now…would you do Brantley and shields for Harper? I can hold but could use the pitching.

        12 team 3 OF.

        I choo, Gordon, moss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Mike says:
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            I swear., last one :)

            Harper for

            A) shields and brant

            B) zim and ryu

            C) zim and krod

            Thanks for all your help!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Shields

  264. After my blockbuster trade in my FOX 10 team ROTO league, here is my team…comments are welcome from ALL…thanks, cheers

    HITTERS
    Pos Name
    C Joe Mauer
    (Min – C, 1B, DH)
    1B Albert Pujols
    (LAA – 1B, DH)
    2B Jason Kipnis
    (Cle – 2B)
    3B Adrian Beltre
    (Tex – 3B, DH)
    SS Starlin Castro
    (ChC – SS)
    OF Yasiel Puig
    (LAD – RF)
    OF Matt Holliday
    (StL – LF)
    OF Wil Myers
    (TB – RF)
    U Ryan Howard
    (Phi – 1B)
    U Dee Gordon
    (LAD – SS, 2B)

    3B/DL Chase Headley
    (SD – 3B)
    OF/DL Bryce Harper
    (Was – LF)
    OF/BN Jason Heyward
    (Atl – RF, CF)
    OF/DL Josh Hamilton
    (LAA – RF)

    PITCHERS
    Pos Name

    SP /DL Clayton Kershaw
    (LAD – SP)
    SP Madison Bumgarner
    (SF – SP)
    SP Anibal Sanchez
    (Det – SP)
    SP /DL Mike Minor
    (Atl – SP)
    SP Michael Pineda
    (NYY – SP)
    SP Jered Weaver
    (LAA – SP)
    SP Dan Haren
    (LAD – SP)
    RP David Robertson
    (NYY – RP)
    RP Kenley Jansen
    (LAD – RP)
    P Addison Reed
    (Ari – RP)
    P Joakim Soria
    (Tex – RP)
    P Joe Smith
    (LAA – RP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks very solid, don’t love Weaver

      • @Grey: thanks man, I tried to move Weaver in the trade I made, he did not want him..lol

        Once I get healthy I will play match ups with Weaver…

        • @Malicious Phenom: I also have Taijuan Walker, picked him and Headly off the waivers after the 4 for 2 went thru. I love 3 for 1 and 4 for 2 type trades, especially when there are some good players on waivers..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  265. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    hey Grey, thoughts on Allen Craig turning it around? i am solid in steals but need pitching help, and am pondering my Marte/Tillman for his Craig/Cueto. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig side there, I think he can turn it around

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man!!

        One more item, thoughts on Stroman coming up soon? Think he can make an impact?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he can make an impact… High K guy with solid control… We could see him next week…

  266. chris says:
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    Hi Grey good stuff,

    Of the three who do you like the best week.

    Roberto Hernadez, Charlie Morton or Vidal Nuno

    I know I’m screwed regardless but there my 7th starter!!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea of their matchups, I’d look at SON….

  267. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Hosmer and Teheran for King Felix

    Side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, it’s fair

  268. Busher says:
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    In my 12 team ESPN league (same rosters as RCL)…My outfield is a dumpster fire. Harper – Gordon – Granderson – De Aza – David Murphy – Dyson.

    Best Free Agents are

    Denorfia
    Reddick
    Carter
    G. Jones
    Ludwick
    Hart

    1. Drop Granderson for _________
    2. Drop De Aza for ___________
    3. Drop Murphy for ___________
    4. Hold
    5. Never format a question like this again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Denorfia, Reddick, Hart, lose Grandy, De Aza and Murphy

      • Busher says:
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        @Grey: Geez. Thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  269. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    What is fat, bats clean up on the Cardinals, hits .350, and has zero RBI, zero runs, and zero homeruns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fatt Adams?

      • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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        @Grey:

        Ha yep, I am holding hard, he has to start collecting runs and rbi’s soon.

  270. Jon says:
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    Choose 3 from this bunch ROS?

    Frazier, Lawrie, Ozuna, Arcia, Rajai Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Lawrie, Ozuna

  271. Wilson says:
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    My Catcher is Rosario, hope he won’t get into DL.
    Possible to trade for a catcher if Rosario in DL, Mauer, McCann , Santana, Perez or J castro? Thanks.

    • gareth says:
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      @Wilson: as obi wan said “use the wire luke.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just DL him

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: I’ll find someoneelse to trade for Mauer, McCann , Santana, Perez or J castro. Who comes first choice?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carlos

  272. Gregorio says:
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    Would you trade Teheran and Craig for Freeman?

    I’m in a 14-team H2H w/ 26 roster positions (including CI, MI and two UTILs) with following cats: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, HLD, K, ERA, WHIP.

    It would leave me with Bumgarner, Iwakuma, Shelby Miller and Wheeler as my top 4. I like getting rid of the injury risk with Craig even tho I know he’ll start mashing soon; hate giving up Teheran but Freeman has top 8 potential this year I think, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman side

  273. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team 6×6 Qs/OPs league No saves or Hrs with TBs and L thrown in

    who wins?

    Cutch/Milone/Ubaldo vs Holliday/bailey/fister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch, it’s fair

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @Grey: really thought i was giving too much for him, but took it instead….managed to snatch drop milone and ubaldo for Polanco and Stroman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  274. SMALLS KILLER says:
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    OPS 12t keep 6 would you rather have:

    Tulo & Hill
    or
    Cano & Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  275. E says:
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    Pls rank 2b for H2H pts:

    Scooter
    Murphy
    Semien
    Callaspo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  276. Milarky says:
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    In the ‘hot garbage’ category, I’ve been offered Lincecum for Colby Rasmus. Does this trade boil down to positional needs? Deep roto league, only 3 waiver pickups all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, needs, it’s fair

  277. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    wright and zobrist for grande dolor?
    my team currently…

    c gomes
    1b adrian
    2b scooter
    ss andrus
    3b longo
    mi villar
    ci abreu
    of rios
    bruce
    AG
    melky
    brantley
    bench DUNN
    chris davis DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Dolor

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: why do you like villar so much? ive never heard you talk about him before today surprised me that you chose him over alcides

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Has some power and great speed… Bit more upside than Alcides, they’re basically a coin flip

          • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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            @Grey: thank you for answering everyones questions best baseball site ever

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  278. Mike says:
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    A guy in my league is looking to dump Homer Bailey.

    Is Lester, Ryu, or Ventura too much to offer?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – I have nothing to watch now – what is the order I would offer them in – so I can escalate the offer from my end – worst to best.

        I guess I can ask one other question – should I even pursue Bailey?

        Thanks…

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Mike: Ryu, Lester…Sure…

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: Thank you.

  279. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    V-Mart, A-Jax, or Melancon – Which one out of the 3 is the most fair trade for Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir.

        How close is V-Mart – Would you also consider that fair enough deal, considering I have Abreu, Votto, and Adrian ahead of him at 1B?