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So it’s not really the 2nd half mark in the fantasy baseball season, but it’s the All-Star Break so what else are we going to talk about?  Hell’s Kitchen?  Is it even believable that these people would one day be in charge of a kitchen?  There’s Real World castmates who seem like they have their shizz together better than these schmohawks.  I like the one guy who shaved his head to tell Gordon, “I’m now ready to get down to business.”  I’m from Jersey with a beautiful head of hair.  If I shaved my head, it wouldn’t mean I was ‘ready for bidness,’ it would mean I had completely lost my mind.  The hair on the top of my head is my 2nd best attribute!  Hair above my lip is number one.  MasterChef, though, that show is the Sistine Chapel of reality shows.  Okay, as with all of the other 2013 fantasy baseball rankings, take this list with a grain of salt.  If you need a 2nd baseman, but an outfielder is above him that doesn’t mean you can’t trade the outfielder for the 2nd baseman.  Also, things change in fantasy baseball.  Daily.  I could put Miguel Cabrera number one on the top 100 list for the second half of 2013 and he could get in a fight with a bartender (not Tom Wilhelmsen) tomorrow, then he wouldn’t be number one.  See how that works.  This list is a road map for where I think guys are valued.  It’s not the Holy Grail in the Church of Grey, that would be my mustache.  This list is NOT (caps for emphasis, not aesthetics) where I see guys ending up if you were to take their first half and combine it with the 2nd half of their season. This is simply a list of the top hundred fantasy baseball players if you were to pick them up today.  So while Josh Hamilton did not have the greatest first half, he will appear on this list because he’s healthy to start the 2nd half.  The projections are not their combined 1st half and 2nd half numbers; these are their projections for the 2nd half of 2013.  I also liberally used our rest of the season Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 for fantasy baseball for the 2nd half of 2013:

1. Miguel Cabrera –  Rudy and I lament that we’ve never owned Miggy in any league ever.  And we’re in a ton of these things.  It’s not that we don’t trust him.  We’d love to own him, but we’re only in one or two snake drafts a year and never lucky enough to have the first pick and we don’t believe in going to $50 on players in auction leagues.  It’s a sad story, but here’s the happy ending:  this blurb is over and we can move onto Trout.  Projections:  44/19/52/.335/2

2. Mike Trout – Do you think his groupies call themselves Fishtail?  Or Groupers?  Projections: 50/14/40/.312/17

3. Clayton Kershaw – I rank pitchers much higher in the midseason because you know by this point which pitchers are healthy and putting together terrific seasons.  In March, it’s much more of a crapshoot, which also happens to be Clayton’s gambling brother.  Crapshoot Kershaw has a real problem.  It’s not funny.  It’s sad.  Emoticon with apostrophe tear.  Projections:  10-2/2.70/1.02/105

4. Paul Goldschmidt – He’s ranked around where Pujols used to be, and unlike a lot of the rankings here, this could be what it looks like at the start of next season.  Au Shizz!  Projections:  42/16/46/.295/7

5. Robinson Cano – For two years in a row, I’ve owned Cano in the RCL and for two years in a row I haven’t had to worry about a 2nd baseman.  That is nice, I’ll admit.  Talk like Yoda, I also will do.  Projections:  40/14/43/.305/2

6. Chris Davis – I’m done fighting the power on this guy.  Elvis was no hero of mine and neither is Chris Davis, but if a guy has a chance (however remote) of having a .300+ average and 25 homers in the 2nd half, he’s gotta be ranked this high.  37/19/47/.278/1

7. Adam Jones –  He’s on his way to a 30/20 season as predicted by me.  You’re welcome, over-the-internet friend.  Thanks for not bringing up that whole sell Chris Davis thing.  It was a trying time for all of us.  Projections:  35/14/42/.290/9

8. Edwin Encarnacion – I have no snare in my headphones.  Yo, yo, have you ever been hated or discriminated against?  Edwin has!  Here, finally, he’s getting his just desserts, or like the sign that’s right on the edge of the Sahara, “Just Deserts.”  Projections:  40/15/45/.272/2

9. Felix Hernandez – He’s currently having a better season than his Cy Young one (almost stutterer!).  His xFIP is at 2.67 and his K-rate is more than a strikeout better than his career average and his career average isn’t close to bad.  His walk rate is 1.79 with his career rate being 2.60.  Due to experience and being able to go to a deeper repertoire, F-Her just keeps getting better, Grey said wryly.  Projections:  6-3/2.80/1.12/100

10. Max Scherzer – I dream about rankings where I have Scherzer and Giancarlo back-to-back, and Darren Aronofsky filming my rankings.  Projections:  9-3/3.10/1.11/110

11. David Wright – Solid across all five categories and can bring humidity to the most arid of climates, or at least that’s what Cougarlife claims.  Projections:  39/11/40/.294/7

12. Joey Votto – He’s on his way to a 28-homer, 7-steal, .315 season, which is totally respectable, commendable, adjectiveable, but does Joey have any upside whatsoever?  Projections:  41/12/44/.310/2

13. Andrew McCutchen – Probably around where he should’ve been ranked in the preseason too.  Oh, well, I didn’t feel like standing in line at the DMV to register my DeLorean.  Projections:  45/10/39/.287/14

14. Carlos Gonzalez – Honestly (like I’d lie to you!), I could see him giving anywhere from top 5 numbers or barely top 100.  Awkward segue into sentence, it’ll come down to whether or not CarGo’es to the hospital at any point in the 2nd half.  Projections:  41/13/38/.307/10

15. Adam Wainwright – According to my supercomputer that I call Grey 3000, Wainwright is the third best pitcher.  I disobeyed G3000 because his Ks are a bit lower than the guys above him and I like to piss off G3000.  G3000, “Why don’t you just use me as a coaster?”  Projections:  8-2/2.98/1.09/80

16. Stephen Strasburg – Strasburg hasn’t pitched that great this year…And he still has a terrific ERA and K-rate.  He looks like, at the worse, a 200 K, 2.95 ERA pitcher this year.  At the best, he rattles off 70 consecutive shutout innings and Orel Hershier asks for an asterisk because he had to pitch while finding homes for the 2,500 bulldogs that were gifted to him during 1988.  Projections:  7-4/2.90/1.13/95

17. Yu Darvish – If I owned Yu, I’d have you make me breakfast in bed– Wait, that was supposed to be if I owned you, not Yu.  *blushes, giggles*  My bad!  Darvish is headed for 250 Ks; I need to explain more why I have him this high?  Projections:  7-3/3.05/1.10/95

18. Bryce Harper – This ranking is with the assumption that Harper finds the door on every building he wants to enter and doesn’t try to run through the wall.  Projections:  39/11/42/.272/10

19. Prince Fielder – A lot of people seem disenfranchised with Fielder, if I’m using that word correctly.  People?  Yeah, that’s used correctly.  Thanks, Random Italicized Voice.  You just have to look at Fielder and his lineup to know he’s going to give you at least 15 homers and 45 RBIs in the 2nd half with the chance of a 15-homer month and a 25-27 homer 2nd half.  Projections:  39/17/45/.270/1

20. Evan Longoria – A part of me thinks he’s going to get hurt any day.  The Lily Tomlin part of me thinks he can have an MVP type 2nd half.  Projections:  35/15/40/.274/3

21. Cliff Lee – Rudy vocally agreed to trading me Cliff Lee for Goldschmidt.  I almost did it too, but I just couldn’t part ways with Au Shizz.  I love Goooooooold!  Projections:  7-4/3.09/1.06/90

22. Jose Bautista – Looking for a guy that could hit 25 homers in the 2nd half?  Look no further!  Not literally, doode, there’s like 3/4 of a post to go.  Projections:  38/17/43/.259/3

23. Giancarlo Stanton – You thinking to yourself, “Stanton ranked 23rd?  Maybe Grey’s infatuation with Giancarlo is starting to cloud his judgement.”  I say, “Starting?!”  There’s not many players that could have a 30 homer 2nd half.  In fact, there’s only maybe 3 of them.  Stanton is one.  Projections:  31/20/39/.278/3

24. Jean Segura – Because we should always be able to razz at Razzball, I bring you exhibit A why we don’t own Segura in every league.  Projections:  44/7/29/.295/17

25. Albert Pujols – This isn’t true for all guys on this list, but this will probably be close to where he’s ranked in March of next year too.  Within 5 spots is my guess.  Projections:  40/14/44/.270/2

26. Buster Posey – Like death, taxes and there’s always money in the banana stand, Buster seems to be a lock for solid numbers.  Projections:  35/12/39/.305/1

27. Gio Gonzalez – Nat-Gio is a pitcher that tells a thousand words.  1001 if he learns another by the time this post goes live.  Projections:  8-3/3.30/1.21/95

28. David Price – Please let this ranking be accurate.  Please, Fantasy Baseball Overlord.  Projections:  7-2/3.25/1.15/85

29. Adrian Beltre – We’ve been on a nice little ride, Beltre and I.  Not you and I.  You’re touching my thigh.  Please stop.  I’m concerned Beltre could suddenly get a bad hammy, and unlike Matt Adams, Beltre doesn’t eat those for breakfast.  Here’s hoping Beltre stays healthy and it’s smooth sailing.  I just jinxed him, didn’t I?  Damn!  Projections:  35/14/40/.290/1

30. Dustin Pedroia – His average is great, his runs are great, his RBIs are great, his power and speed?  Meh.  There is a chance he turns meh up a notch to nice, and less a chance he turns meh down to bleh.  You love me because that made sense to you.  Projections:  43/6/35/.310/7

31. Justin Upton – I wanted to rank him in the top twenty, but I can’t ignore how for two months straight he was taking batting lessons from his brother.  For one time in your life, say no to a B.J.  Projections:  37/13/38/.265/7

32.  Jordan Zimmermann – His Ks are actually bad as in bad not bad as in good, but his walks are good as in good and his ERA is sweet as in sweet, so it is what it is.  Projections:  6-3/3.20/1.14/75

33. Madison Bumgarner – Slightly conflicted here.  I like Bum a lot, um, garner, but on the Player Rater it says he gave $33 in the 1st half, but on the rest of the season Player Rater he’s down at $20, which is below Shields.  I still like him more than that, but I can’t completely ignore The Machine.  Projections: 7-2/3.35/1.13/85

34. Jay Bruce – He has nearly the same 1st half and 2nd half ranking every year (or at least the last two years from what I remember).  Like a certifiable crazy person, he’s steady in his unsteadiness.  Projections:  39/14/43/.264/2

35. Justin Verlander – This little sub-section in the middle of the rankings comes with a bunch of risk and some big-time upside.  Verlander’s been a fine fantasy number three to four this year.  You don’t want that from him.  For two months, he could be a beast.  I see no signs of that to come, however.  So, bit more risk than reward.  Projections: 7-3/3.45/1.20/100

36. Hanley Ramirez – I figured what better way to jinx Hanley than to rank him up in the 30’s for the 2nd half.  Contrary to what people believe, I don’t have anything personally against Hanley.  His HR/FB is higher than it’s ever been in his career, his BABIP is about 70 points better than his career average, his isolated power is through the roof, he’s swinging at everything and making great contact.  That’s not sustainable.  Then you throw in the injury risk or just the insouciance.  I don’t know when it’ll catch up to him, but it will.  Yes, I’m working real hard on this jinx.  Projections:  32/10/34/.285/9

37. Troy Tulowitzki – 4 years ago was his last full season.  He’s had two in his career.  He’s now gotten to the point where he dives for a ball and cracks a rib.  I suppose he could have a huge 2nd half.  The last descendant of Genghis Khan could also gather the employees of every Mongolian BBQ and take over the world.  Are either gonna happen?  Hmm… Projections:  33/14/37/.274/5

38. Jose Reyes – Why not just put all my shortstop sells in one area, huh?  I actually like Reyes more than Tulo, but I ranked them in this order for three reasons A) Tulo has more upside B) Reyes had a leg injury and relies on his legs for a lot of his value C) There’s no C.  Projections:  45/4/28/.290/17

39. Jacoby Ellsbury –  Ellsbury and Reyes are like pees and poops, but Reyes’s eligibility is obviously better.  Projections: 46/5/30/.298/17

40. Ian Desmond – I even like Desmond and he gets underrated.  He just goes into these deep funks sometimes where just about anyone else is better than him, but 25/20/.270 over the course of the season is very valuable.  More valuable than what Hanley or Tulo have done for about two years now.  Projections: 39/10/30/.270/10

41. Jason Kipnis – Kipnis is in the same boat as Desmond, but he’s been even better this year.  But, Part Two:  The Return Of But; I think Kipnis falls off a bit more.  But, Part Three: But There’s More; if Kipnis can continue his first half pace in the 2nd half, I’ll never doubt him again and his sample size of falling off in the 2nd half isn’t that long.  Kinda like my sample size.  Projections:  36/9/29/.275/14

42. Chris Sale – Here’s one real world example to help you wade through the rankings.  Say, Eric Nies, in New York, owns David Price and Kameelah, in Boston, wants Sale, would I trade Sale for Price?  No, I wouldn’t.  I have Price above Sale, but I’m not trading up apples for apples only ten or so spots in the rankings.  Projections:  5-2/3.39/1.10/89

43. Starling Marte – In one of our leagues, I was recently looking at the standings and saw we were in first with most of our points coming from our offense.  We are also about 20 steals better than the next closest team.  We have Marte and Segura in that league.  I also drafted that league instead of Rudy and I.  Cust kayin’.  Projections:  44/7/25/.275/18

44. Adrian Gonzalez – As I predicted in the preseason, this is a year when 1st basemen of old fall in drafts.  As I didn’t predict, there hasn’t been a whole lot of new guys move up, except for Au Shizz.  Projections:  34/13/40/.272

45. Ryan Zimmerman – He’s getting by on good vibes and bad farts.  If he hit less than 20 homers on the year it wouldn’t surprise me.  If he hit 20 homers in the 2nd half, that wouldn’t surprise me either.  What will he do?  As his crazy uncle Robert said, the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.  Projections: 34/12/36/.270/4

46. Yoenis Cespedes – Next up, it’s the two Cuban raftees.  I debated who first out of Yoenis or Puig longer than I care to admit (47 seconds).  Ended up going in this order because Cespedes, while struggling this year, has done it over a full season already and Puig’s only done it over a month.  Projections: 38/14/40/.255/4

47. Yasiel Puig – I wonder the first time Puig saw snow and donned his snowshoes if he said, “I’m bacon in my boots.”  I think very deeply!  Projections: 41/9/34/.305/5

48. Carlos Gomez – So far, he’s been the little CarGo that could.  Last year he had 19 homers and 37 steals.  Those are insane numbers.  Top ten outfielder numbers.  He’s on pace to pass those numbers.  Zoinks!  Projections:  39/10/30/.255/14

49. Matt Harvey – The Mets have already said they will limit Harvey and they have no reason to push him in September, so there’s a chance you may only get 9 more starts.  Then there’s a chance Matt hits a wall in August from throwing more innings than ever before, i.e., Harvey Wallbanger. Projections: 4-4/2.95/1.08/70

50. Manny Machado – MaMa, you made us, oh, so famous.  We’ll never let you go.  And when you go don’t return to me my love.  MaMa, homers are all full of flies.  MaMa, we’re meant for your long flies.  And right now they’re building a coffin Heyward’s size.  MaMa, homers are all full of flies.  Projections:  48/7/35/.295/8

51. Alex Rios – Didja know his name translates to the Lexus River?  Which is also what they call the Ohio River after all the people who were looking to get out of their lease pushed their cars into it.  Projections:  37/10/30/.284/14

52. Freddie Freeman – If Freeman fails, we fail as a nation.  I believe that was said by Lincoln, but I’m not sure.  Projections:  34/12/38/.305

53. Anthony Rizzo – The rest of the season Player Rater loves Rizzo.  It sees him above Ellsbury, Longoria, Hanley, etc. etc. etc.  I also love Rizzo, but I’d sure like to see a big month-plus from him first.  Projections:  37/13/40/.255/2

54. Carlos Beltran – He cooled off in July and wouldn’t be surprised if his Zombino legs continue to slow as the heat consumes Missouri like Matt Adams consumes Missouri.  Projections:  35/10/38/.272/2

55. Brandon Phillips – As a commenter pointed out the other day (sorry, forget who), Dusty’s whole team has stopped stealing.  Cozart stole 30 bases in Triple-A.  He has zero this year.  Phillips has one.  Choo has 11, by far the best on the team.  Not even close really.  Maybe Dusty’s a leg man.  We know he’s not an arm man.  Projections: 35/10/39/.270/3

56. Hunter Pence – Pence is just good old fashioned stats and hustle.  Stats that will probably see less steals in the 2nd half and hustle that will probably see a doctor in the offseason for Ritalin.  Doode, you’re too tall for the hustle of a Sparky Anklebiter.  It just comes across as gangly.  Projections:  30/10/33/.275/5

57. Matt Holliday – I think I ranked him too high, but at least I’m telling you that while ranking him too high.  That’s for full disclosure.  Or “fold dis clothes here,” if you’re being trained at Ross Dress for Less.  Projections:  31/9/35/.275/2

58. Craig Kimbrel – Closers in the 2nd half are the opposite to starters.  If you need them, it doesn’t really matter where they’re ranked or what you’re giving.  I’d just overpay for a bunch of saves, rather than go for one big closer.  Say Yoenis for Greg Holland and Benoit, rather than A-Gon for Kimbrel.  Projections: 2-1/1.79/.98/48, 18 saves

59. Aroldis Chapman – See 1/8th of an inch above.  Projections: 1-1/1.99/1.10/52, 15 saves

60. Kenley Jansen – See 1/4 of an inch above. Projections: 3-1/2.10/1.01/47, 12 saves

61. Ian Kinsler –  See 5 inches and 1/18th above.  Whoa!  Kidding.  I needed to stop you before you started unzipping to measure.  Projections:  39/8/30/.265/5

62. Michael Cuddyer – Here we are amongst the wonky first basemen.  Well, they’re not always wonky, but they have wonky moments from time to time.  “Cuddyer looks terrific, I’m glad I own him, maybe I’ll send him a postcard from Cozumel, did he just get hurt again?  Ugh…”  That’s you.  Projections:  30/12/37/.295/2

63. Allen Craig – This guy’s power is on pace to equal one long weekend for Chris Davis.  Still hasn’t truly gotten hot for an extended period of time, so I do think there’s some more in the tank.  He is also a counting stats machine, which is a tough thing to predict.  Projections:  36/10/42/.310/1

64. Eric Hosmer – Look at Hosmer making a run at showing his true value.  Literally, his running is adding value.  Was that clear?  Stupid exposition!  Projections:  32/8/34/.278/5

65. Billy Butler – He should go as a Benihana Buddha glass for Halloween.  Projections:  30/10/42/.282

66. Shin-Soo Choo – It rhymes with splits and that’s what his splits give me.  Projections:  42/7/25/.278/9

67. Jason Heyward – He’s been more like Heychode.  Projections:  37/9/34/.270/5

68. Yadier Molina – I would never own him, except in a league where I already do own him because Rudy drafted him for us, but Molina has been solid.  Projections:  29/5/38/.315/2

69. Mat Latos – He looks some kind of beautiful in four, five or even six starts in a row, then he suddenly struggles like his wife trying to spell on Twitter.  (When you’re engaged, you make up reasons to not like other women that hold no weight in reality.  “Grey, you think she’s pretty?”  “No way, Cougs, she can’t spell.”)  Projections: 8-2/3.45/1.24/95

70. David Ortiz – On a real baseball note, if he gets 500 homers, does he make the Hall of Fame?  DH-only and Bonds and company made the 500 mark look like the 1,000 hit mark.  I think he does because the writers seem to like him.  (BTW, I meant 500 homers in his career.  I think only Chris Davis has a chance at 500 homers this year.)  Projections:  38/14/44/.295/2

71. Zack Greinke – *shakes fist*  Quentin!!!  Projections:  5-5/3.40/1.18/87

72. Cole Hamels –  His numbers don’t scream he’s hiding an injury and they also don’t scream he’s been wildly unlucky.  The only thing that sticks out is batters have been making contact with more pitches inside the strike zone, which has reduced his K-rate a bit.  He looks like a 3.65 pitcher with a 8 K-rate.  That’s not what you want to see with your ace, it’s also not terrible and in a two-month span he could throw a 2-something ERA with a bit of luck.  Projections:  6-3/3.54/1.20/82

73. James Shields – Peripheral-wise he looks almost identical to Hamels just a hair less on the K-rate.  In other words, Shields has been better ERA-wise than he’s shown and Hamels has been worse.  In other other words, ixnay eildshay ichway erlinerbay.  Projections: 5-4/3.55/1.22/78

74. Domonic Brown – He’s going towards a 32-homer, 12-steal season, which is incredible for where you had to draft him, assuming you didn’t just pick him off waivers.  You did good, over-the-internet friend.  Come here, I’ll pat you on the head.  Okay, now look at where his stats currently sit.  Yeah, most of his stats are behind him.  Projections:  34/10/42/.275/5

75. Alex Gordon – I had such high hopes for Gordon this year…He had a lot of doubles in twelve after twenty!  Alas, he looks headed for another solid but yanwstipating season.  Projections:  45/8/32/.282/5

76. Carlos Santana – If you want more from him, all you have to do is ask.  Like this, “Oye como mas!”  Projections: 29/10/36/.260

77. Pablo Sandoval – I know you’re capable of power, Sandoval, I saw it with my own eyes last year (while closed captioning was scrolling across the bottom of the screen because I had Joe Buck and Tim McCarver on mute).  Projections:  31/13/40/.289

78. Matt Moore – A bit of a tumble from his preseason ranking, but not that far.  He’s been close to what I thought he’d be.  Nice, now my belt fits after that ‘nother notch.  Projections:  6-4/3.69/1.28/95

79. Austin Jackson – He’s been extremely disappointing with speed.  Au Shizz is obviously a God, but Jackson should be dusting him in speed.  Let’s see some action, Jackson!  Projections:  49/5/28/.282/12

80. Aaron Hill – He’s looked solid since his return.  Only thing that bothers me is how Hill keeps complaining that he ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce in the desert and he got egg noodles and ketchup.  Projections:  39/9/31/.287/8

81. Mark Trumbo – He’s in the same boat as Kipnis.  I wouldn’t be shocked to see a huge chunk of his value get a hit in the 2nd half.  Right now, he’s way above his target 32 homers.  Projections:  32/12/41/.240/2

82. Homer Bailey –  Just think, in keepers, you’ll get another no-hitter next year!  Projections:  6-4/3.75/1.14/90

83. Mike Minor – I mention this in Cain’s blurb — hey, don’t skip ahead! — but it goes something like this.  If a few of these pitchers hit a tough patch, and since there’s not that many games left, streamers could be as valuable as a few of these starters.  Projections:  6-3/3.69/1.15/90

84. Josh Hamilton – I honestly can’t make heads or tails of Hamilton.  So, let’s flip my ten dollar bill!  Projections:  39/15/45/.245/2

85. Matt Kemp – Yeah, this is where I decided to put everyone that has crazy upside, but looks headed for a lost season.  Kemp worries me the most of these two (with Hamilton) because he’s currently on the DL for an injury that has killed his value this year.  Projections:  29/6/35/.270/4

86. Matt Carpenter – On pace for 110 runs.  Someone’s going to be overrated next year!  Projections:  45/6/30/.310

87. Starlin Castro – Here we are at the point in the program where the fantasy owners of these players may not even want them, and I’m not exactly buying them either, but each of them is capable of better than they’ve done.  Projections:  33/6/27/.280/9

88. Ryan Braun – T-minus three days until he gets suspended, then appeals for a month to four months.  Razzball Exclusive!  Time Traveler Grey, “I just stepped out of my DeLorean.  That thing is really bad on gas.  I mean, 8 miles to the gallon?  I should’ve got a Hummer.  Any the hoo!  In the next few months, Braun appeals his suspension, then blackmails Selig with pictures of Bud without his toupee and, wanting to maintain his legacy as a haired-man who let steroids ruin the game rather than a bald one, he lets Braun off until Selig retires.  Then Rudy Giuliani takes over as baseball commissioner and suspends Braun.  Then Giuliani formally makes a Mariano Rivera award to honor the heroism of baseball’s firemen, requires all teams to create alternate hats honoring firemen and has an umpire assigned to cleaning up the field and making sure everyone stays in the crosswalk–I mean, base paths.”  Projections:  29/8/32/.275/5

89. Hisashi Iwakuma – He was never supposed to be a 2.50 ERA pitcher, so his latest setbacks haven’t concerned me that much.  Then again, I don’t own him. Projections:  4-5/3.50/1.08/87

90. Howie Kendrick – I told you he was gonna be good (12 months too soon)!  You should’ve listened (then forgot it for a year and then remembered)! Projections:  34/8/37/.295/4

91. Matt Cain – Only thing he has going for him is what he’s done in past seasons, not what he’s done at all this year.  You could easily outperform Cain’s 2nd half with the Stream-o-Nator.  Projections:  4-6/3.85/1.14/82

92. Joe Mauer – Actually hasn’t had a terrible 1st half.  Not exactly hitting homers like in 2008 when every girl in Minnesota went braless under their kitten sweater for a chance of running into him, but still.  Projections:  40/6/38/.312/2

93. Jose Altuve – Watch him in the 2nd half as he goes for a new world record for the most amount of steps between 1st and 2nd base. Projections:  34/5/24/.300/17

94. CC Sabathia – If I were writing this with CC’s 2017 arm, it would look like this:  i can’t capitalize anything, it hurts too much to press the shift key.  Projections: 7-3/3.80/1.18/92

95. Josh Donaldson – Still looks like a 17-homer, .270 hitter, but now that he’s at 16 homers and a .310 average in July, it’s fair to say I’m wrong.  Unless he only hits one more homer.  Projections:  34/8/39/.278

96. Nelson Cruz – I could’ve put Everth Cabrera here too, and I kinda did.  Something’s gonna go down with the MLB suspensions.  Everth and Cruz could or could not take Braun’s route and appeal the shizz out of the suspensions, but I get the sense that Everth and maybe Cruz could take their slaps on the wrist quicker. Projections:  30/9/32/.265/2

97. Anibal Sanchez – Full disclosure!  I ranked him about 20 points higher before his last start.  Halfway mark of the season + a pitcher with a shoulder injury = Brian Bonsall.  Hmm, that math looks wrong, but I double checked it and it came out to the same.  Projections:  6-2/3.85/1.24/82

98. Dexter Fowler – The Rest of the Season Player Rater doesn’t like Fowler at all, but that might because the ROS PR can’t stand fighting violence with violence and that’s what Dexter does. Projections: 38/6/25/.270/7

99. Nick Franklin – He has a chance for a 12/12 season in 80 total games.  Can you read the excitement in my voice?  How about now?  NOW?!  There, that did it.  Projections:  31/6/35/.287/4

100. Wil Myers – Here’s the deal — yes, there’s a deal — in less than half of a season, Engel Beltre could get hot, steal 20 bases and have top 100 value.  Do I think that’ll happen?  Not.  Very.  Likely.  (Yeah, I busted out the douchey staccato sentences.)  But I’m just pointing out that this list is really fluid.  I’m doing it for today, maybe tomorrow, into next week, but things are always changing.  Well, except my underwear.  Projections:  33/8/29/.284/3

From Around The Web

  1. BlinULDHC says:
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    I know these are merely 2nd half projections, but if you take Carlos Gonzalez’s 1st half and add the projections, he’d finish with a line of .305, 109 runs, 38 HRs, 102 RBI, 26 SBs….. and that’s with a 14th-ranked projection (which basically has him hitting half (13) the number of HRs he’s hit in the 1st half (25), and close to half the number of RBI (38) as he did in the first half (64)).

    With non-conservative projections, CarGo could really end up with .300, 120 R, 40 HR, 120 RBI, 30 SB hitter.

    • BlinULDHC says:
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      @BlinULDHC:

      And adding just 2 HRs and 4 SBs to Grey’s rather-conservative projections would make him a 40 HR/30 SB player this year.

    • Lines says:
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      @BlinULDHC: I have more faith in his ability to hit the DL than his ability to go 30/40.

      Not that I just traded him, or anything.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @BlinULDHC:

      those numbers really jump out at me .

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BlinULDHC: Yea pretty unreal, but Grey has a CarGo voodoo doll he’s trying to get work

    • AB says:
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      @BlinULDHC: Keep in mind that they aren’t actually halves. CarGo has played 91 games, only has 71 left.

      • AB says:
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        @AB: Team has actually played 96

        • Wake Up says:
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          @AB: He’s only played in 91 out of 96 games? Wow! He does miss a lot of time!

        • BlinULDHC says:
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          @AB:

          Yes, and my main point is that even with just the projections, CarGo would end up with a .305-109-38-105-26 hitter. He’s already a .305-68-26-64-16 player in 91 games played out of 96 team games. Basically, a HR in every 4 games, a SB in every 5-6 games. With about 60 games left, if he kept pace, that’s 15 HRs, 12-14 SBs…. basically making him a 40/30 player.

          Heck, even if CarGo misses half of the 66 games remaining, keeps pace in the 33 games played, he’d end up with about 8 more HRs and 5 more SBs — finishing his 124 game season with 34 HRs, 21 SBs. And again, that’s assuming CarGo misses 5-6 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BlinULDHC: Yeah, he’s having a good year, as long as he stays healthy

    • Ryan says:
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      I’m playing in an H2H 5X5 10-team league and am in 1st place by quite a bit, so I’m mainly trying to stack my team for September when the playoffs start. I stream about 6 pitchers a week (max transactions) and we have no limit on innings, so I pretty much win in Ks and Wins every week. Do you see any flaws in my team that I should address so that my team will be better come September?
      C Víctor Martínez
      1B Billy Butler
      2B Jason Kipnis
      3B Pablo Sandoval
      SS Hanley Ramírez
      OF José Bautista
      OF Carlos Gómez
      OF Josh Hamilton
      Util Aaron Hill
      Util Desmond Jennings
      BN Anthony Rizzo
      BN Justin Upton
      BN Brett Lawrie
      BN Ryan Braun
      Pitchers:
      CC Sabathia
      Cole Hamels
      Gerrit Cole
      Aroldis Chapman
      Bobby Parnell
      Jason Grilli
      Greg Holland
      Adam Wainwright
      Chris Archer
      Dillon Gee
      Tim Hudson
      Charlie Morton
      Francisco Liriano
      Chad Gaudin
      Homer Bailey
      Cliff Lee
      Jeff Samardzija
      Zack Wheeler
      Chris Carpenter
      Alexi Ogando
      Michael Wacha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, CC isn’t really as good as he’s perceived to be… Team does look very solid though…

  2. Lines says:
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    Hilarious.

    Thanks for giving me something to help fill in the void that almost a week without meaningful baseball has created.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lines: The Derby wasn’t meaningful?!?!?! Haha, sarcasm voice.

      • Lines says:
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        @JB Gilpin: No, but it was fun washing Cespedes smash baseballs. Dude is unreal.

  3. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Exhibit A!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I laughed so hard I went blind for a minute

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: hey, you’re in Vegas aren’t you?

  4. TheNewGuy says:
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    Holy shizz the day has finally arrived! Consider me excited.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Wooooo! Yea I was excited too, he hates my Brewers though…

  5. Evan says:
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    Would you move Carlos Gonzalez straight up for any pitcher in your top ten?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Evan: Kershaw, but not Scherzer for me

    • Fenway Fungus says:
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      @Evan: good lord no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Evan: I would

  6. goodfold2 says:
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    1. ROS top 2 out of Cole/willy P/cosart/salazar/porcello/. I have cole/porcello in 16 teamer.
    2. Sal perez still ahead of Lucroy ROS?
    3. ROS top 3 out of willy P/cole/eovaldi/porcello/miley/santiago/capuano/cosart? 10 teamer here where i have cole only.
    Have a good time in vegas, find the free (good) drinks and good cheap food.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @goodfold2: 1. I like your guys, 2. No – Lucroy for me, 3. Your guys and I might roll the dice on Cosart surprisingly, don’t like any of the other guys enough.

  7. letsgobravos says:
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    Good stuff grey! Really hope you’re right about Harper’s top 20 ranking and my trade for him works out to offset the boat anchor that is my first round selection, the the Hebrew glass syringe.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @letsgobravos: Yea it’s been rough for Braun owners/Brewers fans…

  8. Will says:
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    Looking to upgrade my SP. Is Miller/Cespedes for Felix fair? I am on the top 3 in all offensive categories but struggling with ERA and WHIP. Keeper league but we can only keep two batters and a pitcher and I was planning on keeping Miggy, Goldy, and Strasburg.

    Roto 6 x 6 w/OPS and L…thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Will: Yea I think that trade is good for ya, no prob!

  9. TarmanGotHim says:
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    No Kyle Seagar eh? He had a nice first half and went into the break on fire.

    Just asking because you have Franklin in the Top 100 and Seagar seems to be more proven. There are a ton of players I’m sure you wanted in there though huh?

    Thanks!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Grey just has a man crush on Franklin… I agree I’d have Seager above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Eh, I can’t get excited about Seager, but he’s been plenty valuable and is right around the bottom of the top 100

  10. TheNewGuy says:
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    44. Adrian Gonzalez – As I predicted in the preseason, this is a year when 1st basemen of old fall in drafts. As I didn’t predict, there hasn’t been a whole lot of new guys move up, except for Au Shizz. Projections: 34/13/40/.272

    Crush Davis baby!

  11. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Also,

    I have Perez in all 4 of my leagues, think he will have a more productive second half and I don’t value catcher like other positions, but someone dropped Wieters in one league and I dropped Perez for him and won the waiver.

    Variety doesn’t hurt does it? Good or bad idea?

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: simple. you’ll get more homers than being with Perez. and lose batting average.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: I like nabbing Wieters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: No it doesn’t hurt, I’d go with what JB said

  12. TheNewGuy says:
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    58. Craig Kimbrel – Closers in the 2nd half are the opposite to starters. If you need them, it doesn’t really matter where they’re ranked or what you’re giving. I’d just overpay for a bunch of saves, rather than go for one big closer. Say Yoenis for Greg Holland and Benoit, rather than A-Gon for Kimbrel. Projections: 2-1/1.79/.98/48, 18 saves

    59. Aroldis Chapman – See 1/8th of an inch above. Projections: 1-1/1.99/1.10/52, 15 saves

    60. Kenley Jansen – See 1/4 of an inch above. Projections: 3-1/2.10/1.01/47, 12 saves

    Why the contrast in save predictions though? Sorry im working my way through the list here.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Yasiel Puig is gonna hit 4 homers every game and the Dodgers will be up too much haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Save predictions are a crapshoot… Chapman lagged people in save chances in the 1st half so I continued it…

  13. costaricanchata says:
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    svo ‘s .

  14. One Man Crusade says:
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    Grey- I am on the fence on this offer. 10 team, keep 17 league. I send out Heyward and Kimbrel and receive King Felix. I can replace the closer through draft pick trade, so their is no impact to potential saves for the scoring week (head to head roto)

    My other 4 OF are- Ellsbury, J Upton, Jennings, Brown….with Pence as a 5th right now starting at U.

    My SP are Price, Greinke, Liriano, Bailey, Kluber, with Eovaldi replacing Kluber for match ups with RP of Grilli, Holland, Mujica

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @One Man Crusade: Yea you need another ace, I do it

  15. Piranhaman says:
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    i got 12 of this list, so feeling hopeful :)

    i also hope Wil Myers would have top 100-ish 2nd half as you selected.

    very nice to read it, Grey. good job!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Piranhaman: I’m not quite that high on Myers, but Grey the Almighty knows the future!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piranhaman: Thanks! I don’t have Myers but wish I did…

  16. BSW says:
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    Nice work!

    Who would you rank substantially higher in a 6×6 with ops? Or would things stay the same in general.

    On a side note, I have 3 doods in the top 10. I am so talented(at reading razzball).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BSW: No one really stands out that much to me, Votto probably gets into the top 10 though.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @BSW: and CarGo and Cano…

  17. Benny says:
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    Would you rather have Carlos Gomez or Ryan Zimmerman next year in a keeper league? Do you think Gomez is kinda like pre-Braves BJ Upton? Dude with speed, power, and a .250 average? His peripherals don’t really show his average over the last year dating back to mid 2012 is sustainable. I also admittedly don’t know how to understand most peripheral data.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Benny: Haha, I’d take Gomez. I think the average will consistently be .280ish range.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benny: Agree with JB

  18. and the jets says:
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    so I guess I should trade Cespedes for Pujols If I’m trying to play it safe? No worries on his foot thing anymore?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @and the jets: I think still some worry but he’s playing through it with a long rest. I like that trade

  19. MattTruss223 says:
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    I’m sure you’re gonna get a lot of this today BUT… How close was Desmond Jennings to cracking the top hundred?

    I’m hoping for a nice second half from him, curious how much you like him. Thanks!

    • Sanfran says:
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      @MattTruss223:

      This last stretch is what we paid for draft day. Maybe the light came on?

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Sanfran: I hope so!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattTruss223: Wow, surprised he was out as well. He’s 11/15 and 10th in the MLB in Runs. I think he provides solid value

    • Fungazi says:
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      @MattTruss223: That’s the one that I was wondering about. He’s gonna be my borderline keeper in a keep 6, probably won’t make it.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @MattTruss223: I have to agree with the Greychine on his exclusion. Speed guy who did most of his stealing already….What does he have left? 5/10 .250…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Wake Up: I suppose, but I asked Grey yesterday about keepers for next year between Jennings, Fowler and Heyward and he ranked Jennings first. Seems curious to rank him first for next year but have him out of the top 100 for the rest of this year. I mean, what does Heyward have left? 10/5 .260. With maybe the same amount of runs and a couple more RBIs…

        • Wake Up says:
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          @MattTruss223: Preaching to the choir with Heyward…I’ve been saying for months I don’t like the way he looks at all this year…Heyward easily has the potential to have the best season out of those three…for next year though…

      • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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        @Wake Up: The interesting thing about Jennings is that he was awful stealing in May/June (4 for 7), but he has gone 6 for 6 in only two weeks of June. So, I would say he could steal anywhere from 10 to 20 some bases the rest of the way, just depends if he has figured something out or is just fortunate right now.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @DonSlaughtOnslaught: good point…that’s what I was looking at 9 NSB…

      • Men-in-Cleats says:
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        @Wake Up:

        Why has he done his stealing already? What’s preventing him from doing more of it down the stretch?

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Men-in-Cleats: like I said above…I’m expecting around 10 more SBs…how many do you think he gets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223: He’s right there with De Aza and the rest of the slow roll to 20/20 club

  20. Luis says:
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    I need help! I’m in a 20 team Dynasty league, and I am rebuilding. I’m being offered Braun and Cueto for Chris Davis. I’m emotionally attached to Davis because I scooped him off of waivers early last year. Do you think that Braun’s production will be affected since he’ll – I assume – have to stop using PED’s? I’m not as worried about Cueto since his injury this year isn’t in his elbow or shoulder and I need pitching too.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Luis: I think you take that, and no Braun will be fine after suspension, if it goes through and passes appeals

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @JB Gilpin: i disagree,i wouldnt trade davis for those 2

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: In a 20 team dynasty, tough to turn down two really quality players for years to come, for one quality player

          • AL KOHOLIC says:
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            @JB Gilpin: that does make a difference im in a auction keeper league,never a dynasty format,another factor is,are you in pposition to win this year and be prepared to do without Braun for a suspension at some point,20 teams,not much in the waiver pool

            • JB Gilpin

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              @AL KOHOLIC: That is true, but he said he was rebuilding, I took that to mean he’s fine suffering losing Braun next year some too

              • zschuck says:
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                @JB Gilpin: that’s a terrible trade for you. cueto is hurt, and seems to have a delivery problem that makes him get hurt every year. braun is going to miss 100 games at some point, is pushing 30, and is just not worth the hassle. Crush Davis, respect him. he is worth more than that today. last year? great trade. now? not even close.

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @zschuck: cueto is hurt every year, except last year. He missed almost no time last year and was great the whole time.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Luis: disagree with JB. Gotta stick with Davis there. I think you can get more. I don’t trust Braun sans-PEDs. He’s been OK when healthy this year, but nowhere near the old Braun. You’re overpaying for a name. Cueto is also on and off the shelf constantly. Don’t trust him, either. I think if you’re looking at rebuilding, Crush needs to get you more. Or just enjoy the ride and let him be the cornerstone for your offense. He’s pretty young, still.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Wilsonian: I think you guys are way too crazy to not see Braun a perennial first rounder after this steroid mess clears up – given that may be in 2015. Davis is going bonkers and I still think will be fine, but Braun had years of MVP level production behind him, and it’s not because he was roiding every day despite what all the sensationalists try to say. I think everyone is clouded by only this first half of a season rather than thinking bigger picture for Dynasty. But hey – that’s just me. Then you get a guy who made a run at a Cy Young last year on top of it who isn’t that old. Don’t love Cueto’s future with all the injuries, but it makes it a deal I’d like.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @JB Gilpin: I think Braun is making a great case to see why his numbers were so inflated. Plus, HGH and the like are one of the things that people take to get over injuries faster. He’s had a nagging injury already this year. Is facing a ridiculously gigantic suspension, which may not hit until next year. And I don’t trust him. I also don’t trust Cueto. He’s a good pitcher. But he’s always hurt. And I’m not dealing who could be a top 5 player for years to come for that. I’m not saying don’t deal him, but I think at this point you could get more than that injury riddled package.

          • Sherm says:
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            @Wilsonian: JB, any chance your confidence in Braun is influenced at all by your Brewer partisanship? Truth in advertising, bro. In any case, it will be fun to see what goes on with Braun. He always struck me as way too un-ripped to be a cheater. But then, I’m just comparing him to Bonds.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Sherm: braun, since end of april had been a last year version of keppinger, or this year’s beckham, empty average. He’s got a thumb and neck/back thing going on sapping both power and speed.

  21. Where do you rank V-Mart for second half? Some people believe he’s truly back, while others still aren’t buying. I have to believe he will be a worthwhile option, but interested in your thoughts.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Day Day: I agree with “worthwhile option.” I buy he’s still got some hot streaks in there, but the age has me thinking he won’t stay on fire.

    • Chadzilla says:
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      @Day Day: gotta be a michigan state fan

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Chadzilla: I’m a Michigan fan, what?!

        • Chadzilla says:
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          @JB Gilpin: haha not you. “Day Day” was Draymond Green’s nickname at MSU. Everybody and their grandma overused the nickname at the Bres his 4 years. In addition he asked a tigers question. I’m just guessing. I’m a current wolverine myself.

          And VMart’s back. solid 5-8 catcher option for the 2nd half in my book

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Chadzilla: Ohhhhh gotcha, yea definitely did not get the “Day Day” reference haha. Go Blue! Agree with your VMart proj.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Day Day: Eh, maybe early 120’s… Nothing really worthwhile about him if he hits like he did the first two months of the season

  22. 123 kid says:
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    Great stuff! Drop Erasmo or Eaton to bring Peavy off DL? Or let Peavy make first start on DL? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @123 kid: I’d let Peavy stay on DL for the first start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @123 kid: Thanks! What JB said

  23. Scottie O. says:
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    Definitely been waiting for this to come out; thank you!

    Now, my question:

    Would you make the following trade (ROS – non keeper):

    I give: Gerrit Cole & Erasmo (or Milone)
    I get: Shields

    And if so, would you rather trade away Erasmo or Milone in that package?

    Thanks in advance.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scottie O.: I’d definitely do that, and I’d pick Cole and Milone

  24. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I’m a little surprised Desmond Jennings is left off. Especially since he’s really started to get hot. I know Franklin is a different position but I can’t see him putting up better numbers than Desmond.

    Kuroda/Parker seem capable of being top 100 the rest of the way but I know a little short on Ks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Buddah Lovaz: Yea I like Kuroda more, he must’ve been very close, agree with you on Jennings, as I stated above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Yeah, I don’t disagree, I like Jennings, only so much room…

  25. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Thanks, Grey, for keeping us going during this break.

    What do you think of Kemp next season and beyond? Is he done as an elite, 1st-round no-brainer pick?

    The steals and the power look drained. Do you think he has potential 30-30 value anymore?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @El Famous Burrito: Potential? Yea I think so, just needs a healthy offseason and full season. But definitely done as an elite 1st rounder

  26. danny almonte says:
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    Are your Braun projections based on a certain number of games?

    • danny almonte says:
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      @danny almonte: also thanks this is awesome!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @danny almonte: I don’t know if he had a specific number, but they’ve got to be based on him missing a lot of time.

  27. Frank White says:
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    Hey wutup… When the games start on Friday, will they start over in the rotation or will they go by who was next??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank White: Depends team-by-team. For example, Corbin is being moved back a little to save innings, Harvey will surely be back a few pitching in the All Star game, etc.

  28. Paul says:
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    No love for Adam Laroche? Dude is the perennial 2nd half monster.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Paul: Very true, but tough to make him get into the 100

  29. Niceguybilly says:
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    In a keeper league where I have a tenuous hold on first due to my SP would you do my Kemp and Myers (my OF is fine without them) for Strasburg (or Darvish, my choice), Leonys Martin and Tijuan Walker? Walker and Myers still hold prospect status in our league so they would not count against our 9 keepers for next year.
    Thanks for all your great work guys!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Niceguybilly: Since your OF is loaded I’d do it

  30. Paul says:
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    Thoughts on Smoak in the 2nd half? Started to turn it on rigth before the break. Was rolling with Frazier at CI for the first half and just could not take it any more and dumped him for Smoak.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Paul: Hah yea don’t blame you, but I see Smoak having another bad slump at some point, but can still be useful

  31. Buge Hoobs says:
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    In mt 10 team, Please pick two (OF, U) for my pitiful team:
    Frazier, Reddick, DeAZa, Hunter, Kendrys, Dunn, Rizzo
    I’m scraping the bottom in nearly ALL categories

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Buge Hoobs: Gotta be Rizzo and De Aza. I like Reddick, he’s close, Dunn since you need a lot of upside is interesting too, could go on a tear, ya never know

  32. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    Good morning guys, great stuff as usual.

    12 H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS)

    3B: Gyorko or Frazier?
    MI: Gyorko or Cozart?

      • WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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        Thanks, JB

        How would you rank these SS? Does one stand out from the rest ROS?
        Cozart, Simmons, Scutaro, Crawford

        • JB Gilpin

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          @WorldsFirstAnalrapist: None really stick out, still Simmons is my favorite out of them overall

  33. Wake Up says:
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    If you keep showing exhibit A over and over, the Razzra is going to start believing that you are actually smoking crack…(Or, Crackrock Smokers<——-your Mom's term)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: Grey tar heroin smokers

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JB Gilpin: can you smoke grey tar heroin? i didn’t know that…and i did a lot of research when i was writing Requiem…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wake Up: Hahahaha touche, yea I have no idea…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Was smoking crack…Emphasize-was-emphasize.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: HA!

  34. Wake Up says:
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    If Puig was a knowledge reigns reference, Bravo…and the bacon too! Bravissimo!!!

    (No way he hits 30 HRs next year)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: Agree, and I just ate some bacon (not even kidding)

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JB Gilpin: can’t remember where I heard this but…Bacon is so good, that it’s the only food that actually applauds itself while it cooks…yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy…bacon!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wake Up: I feel like all fried foods also would applaud themselves… and rightfully so!

        • Alky Sobrera says:
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          @Wake Up:
          Jim Gaffigan iirc

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Alky Sobrera: yes that was it…very funny riff…thanks

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: i smell an o/u wager coming on?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  35. Wake Up says:
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    There should be some kind of contest next year or for the second half with Jay Bruce. Who can platoon/game him for the best numbers. Like you said, he’s consistently very streaky. I wonder how good you could get his numbers on your FBB team if you were able to sit him through the valley and plug him back in during one of his Jay Bruce Forsyth’s…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: Start/sit-Jay-Bruce-O-Tron

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Exactly!

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Wake Up: could you get a line from Bruce like 80/28/90 .290?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wake Up: For the whole season? I bet you could get it to .300

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Ha! That’s a great idea…

  36. Shake N Bacon says:
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    It’s nice to see a handful of my players on this list. I love top # lists like this.

    So another keeper league question:

    If you were in contention but most likely not going to win this year (guy in first has 4 of the top ten guys on the list above) would you trade:

    Rizzo
    Scherzer
    Sergio Romo

    for

    Goldschmidt

    You can only keep 6 players every year, so quality of keepers is more important than quantity.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Yea I think I might, the Scherzer love/ranks everywhere are higher than I’d put him, I like it to rebuild

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: It’s fair for next year, you should get a tad more

  37. magpipes says:
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    Would trading Ryan Braun for Samardzija and jj Hardy b a fair deal? And, if you had Braun, would you pull the trigger on that?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @magpipes: Grey hates Braun, I’d hold, don’t think any of the suspension stuff all goes through this year, but that’s obviously a guess, who knows what’s actually going on.

      • magpipes says:
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        Cool thanks

  38. smegma says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Which trade would be best for my team (or hold as I’m in 1st place):

    1. My Rizzo/Iwakuma for Stanton/Werth (or could try for N.Cruz)
    2. My Fowler/Iwakuma for Cespedes/Jennings (last offer was Cesp/Nava, but could try this)
    3. My CDavis/G.Cole for Trout/J.Parker (other team needs 1b)

    I could try to swing trades 2 and 3 at the same time but that is the otherwise it would have to be just one of the above or would hamstring my IF spot or have too many OFers on roster IMO.

    My team:
    C: Salvador
    1b: Goldy
    2b: Pedroia
    ss: Franklin
    3b: Machado
    IF: Rizzo
    OF: McCutchen/JUpton/CDavis
    UT: Fowler
    B: Crisp, Aramis

    SP: Bum/Scherzer/Burnett/Kluber
    RP: Iwakuma/Grilli
    B: Cole, Santiago, Erasmo
    DL: Peavy, Beachy

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: I like the 3rd one the best, like the 2nd one, not in love with the 1st one but would do it too.

      • smegma says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB – important note on the Chris Davis trade is that it’s not in a vacuum because the other team is in 2nd place chasing me and only has Lind/Belt as his 1b.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @smegma: Interesting, yea I wouldn’t want to help him then haha

          • smegma says:
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            @JB Gilpin: would you take 1 over 2 if I could get Stanton and Cruz in return?

  39. danny almonte says:
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    I think Pence is a little high… he’s had a real nice first half especially with the surprise steals… but he’s been really slumping lately. i could see D.Jennings outperforming him ROS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @danny almonte: I could see that too, but I’d still take Pence. That said, DJ and him should be closer.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’d take DJ over Hosmer, Heyward, AJax, and some others. He’s been hot as a pistol the last month or so. I don’t care if Hosmer has 1B eligibility. DJ is ahead of him in basically all stats. Heyward has done a bucket of jack shizz all year. I like AJax, but he’s not the epitome of great health either. DJ has been steady-ish (mostly over the last month or so) and gets no love.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wilsonian: Much rather have AJax, but yeah, might take him over those other guys, I’m all out on Heyward

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @JB Gilpin: AJax and DJ are close in my book, I have both and just have a little more love for DJ. But there’s no way I’m taking Heyward over him, or Hosmer for that matter, regardless of position eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @danny almonte: Yeah, I could see it too, but Pence has done it before

  40. Larry says:
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    I want to play in the league where something would rather have Hosmer than Ortiz. Well actually Id rather not, that would be a really lame league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Larry: You get speed, someone who can play a position, and Ortiz is always an injury risk at his age. I don’t mind it, they’re very close.

      • Bunny says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Hosmer over Ortiz is crazy insane talk. Ortiz has 1B eligibility (in yahoo) btw.

  41. Paul says:
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    Thanks for the responses! Great stuff as always.

    Picked up Rajai and he was playing and then all of a sudden he was sitting on the bench for Emilio “can’t hit my way out of a paper bag” Bonifacio. What gives? And now his PT is about to get cut even more with Melky coming back. Help! I need steals. Would you still slot Rajai in and hope/pray that he gets playing time/pinch running time or would you just roll with a guy like Lough who you know will play pretty much every day.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: No prob! Haha, yea playing matchups I guess, but yes his playing time will go down with Melky back. I would look at the matchups, if in a daily league check every day if you can, play Rajai when starting.

  42. Taz says:
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    Did no one catch the My Chemical Romance reference? Well done!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Taz: Hah I wouldn’t have noticed…

  43. Crazy how I made all the bad drafting decisions yet my RCL team is doing better than yours despite getting nothing from Braun for May-June.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: Grey did throw you under the bus a little

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: you don’t have to out-run the bear…you just have to out-run the other camper…

      • :) Or…the active blogger gets to write history…(fwiw, i didn’t draft well this year in 15-team expert leagues. just brutal top-3 round luck – bad year to pick in bottom 1/3 – and didn’t catch any later round breaks like Chris Davis. luckily all our staffs were saved by niese and estrada – thanks grey!)

          • this one has both of us to blame. but 15th pick in draft…look at our first 5 picks – Bautista has been okay, Heyward, Billy Butler (goldy taken 4 picks before), BJ Upton, Sandoval. We pick 1st or 2nd and we have a Miggy or Trout combo with Goldschmidt and we’re doing great. We pick 4th/5th and we’re likely combining Cano or McCutchen with Goldschmidt.

            i’m pissed we’re not doing better in that league but hard in retrospect to say those picks were crazy. Would’ve taken a lot of late draft good fortune to overcome them and we didn’t have that either…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: Haha… Had bad first luck in that league, I’m aiming for you with Greinke/Price and MR B’s

      • yeah, you had bad SP luck. Gallardo, Estrada, Niese. Amazing my ratios aren’t much better than yours – given that I have so many more K’s than you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, kinda hard to figure how you’re the next person above me in WHIP, considering I have only two starters that have stuck and you have Lee and Her…

  44. timmyk93 says:
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    who do you like ROS? Yovanni Gallardo, Tommy Milone or Erasmo Ramirez??? Thanx!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @timmyk93: Erasmo, but don’t feel great about it

  45. Paul says:
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    Unfortunately, I am not in daily leagues so I may have to roll the dice. And what the hell happened to McLouth and Aoki? Did they forget how to run? Man! SBs are hard to come by!
    And the “5-tool” guys that I drafted (Cespedes and Upton) are not running. I guess it is hard to run when you can’t get on base because you suck so bad. Just brutal. It would be nice if Cespedes could hit some HRs in the 2nd half that actually count…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: Well Aoki has lost a step, that’s for sure, 10 CS last time I checked! I think McLouth hitting lower in the order is hurting him. Haha “I guess it is hard to run when you can’t get on base because you suck so bad.” that made me laugh. Yeah Cespedes rocked the derby, I think will be solid in 2nd half

    • Prezz says:
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      @Paul: uhhh didja really expect mclouth to keep going?

  46. papasmurf says:
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    Stanton 20 homers but only 31 runs? Possible. It would be funny if it really happens.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @papasmurf: Sadly, possible indeed. Be great if something close to that does indeed happen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Doesn’t seem that farfetched…

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: So far he has 10 homers and 23 runs on a team that was worse offensive in the beginning of the year compared to now.

        So I think it would be a pretty hard thing to not score 40 runs if he hits 20 homers. (assuming he plays most of the 2nd half)

        Btw, I saw Clay Buchholz in the All Star parade. He looks like a total douche. Everyone else was at least smiling and waving to the fans except him. Head down and messing with his stupid hair.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So like Buchholz… I hear ya on the runs…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @papasmurf: he was pretty much the only guy not clapping for rivera too, when he walked to the mound.

  47. Gregorius Chant says:
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    Grey, I can’t tell you how excited I was for this list. I made a spreadsheet with all the players their current “yahoo” ranking, Grey 2nd Half Rankings and Yahoo’s remaining games projections. Thanks for the hard work! I am looking for starting pitching and was looking for players that I may be able to buy low. I noted you had Nat-Gio 27th, does this take into account that he may get suspended?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gregorius Chant: Grey the Almighty! Everything I’ve heard exonerates Gio, so I don’t think that’s an issue.

  48. Pipa says:
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    Beltran for Greinke?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pipa: Despite seeing some regression, still gonna take Beltran

  49. Clint says:
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    So, here goes for my 12 team roto league. For hitting, I’m at or near 1st in batting categories, save for sb’s which I’m about 9/12 in roto. For pitching, I’m about 10/12 for everything but ERA/WHIP where I’m middle of the pack. Where, if anywhere, should I make a move to improve this team for the 2nd half charge as I float between 1st & 2nd place thanks to your awesome first half advice?

    C: V-Mart
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Kendrick
    3B: Wright
    SS: Han-Ram
    OF: Braun, Harper, Bruce
    Util: Ellsbury, Heyward
    Bench: Aoki, Leonys Martin
    SP’s: Scherzer, Price, Hamels, Gallardo, and Samardzija
    RP’s: Romo, Perkins, Henderson, Brothers, Smyly, Bastardo (grabbed latter assuming Paps gets dealt)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clint: Looks pretty solid, I think Price and Hamels give you solid 2nd halves and help your pitching cats, maybe try to move Heyward who I don’t see coming all the way out of it for another arm

      • Clint says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks again JB!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clint: No prob!

  50. Cbass says:
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    I feel like I have to defend Rudy here after the couple of razzes he received in this column. Grey do you remember really liking Axford and Niese? Yeah that didn’t work out too well for me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cbass: Burn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cbass: Oh, I had quite a few more than that… Niese hurt a lot; Axford wasn’t just me, Rudy like him too…

  51. Pefacommish says:
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    Where is Pedro Alvarez? His numbers are comparable to Jay Bruce and he has been a hot schmotato for a month and a half. No believers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pefacommish: He’s really close, but could have a brutal month at any point.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Pefacommish: I’m a believer. His average may blow, but he’s one of a handful of guys that could hit 20+ HRs in the 2nd half. I don’t care much about a crappy average, as long as we get the long ball from him. I’d take him over a bunch of guys in last fifty. Hosmer in the 60s? Pedro has done a whole lot more than he has all season, but Hosmer is that high? Why? Because he has 7 steals and may end up with 12? I’ll take the guy with an outside shot to 50 HRs and is a virtual lock for 40.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Wilsonian: Well Hosmer will hit a better average, steal a few bases and score more runs. I don’t know if Pedro is a lock for 40 at all, he’s barely on pace for more than that, and another slump could keep him outta that.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @JB Gilpin: in H2H I’m taking Pedro all day every day over Hosmer. 5 more steals and a few more runs aren’t going to win you anything. A few long balls a week could. Not to mention that Pedro is on the much better team with a lot more surrounding him. I like Hosmer, but I can’t see him being that high and Pedro completely off the board. And I’m still waiting for the Pedro slump. It’s been supposedly on the horizon since early May…

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wilsonian: Well when you’re not over .200 by June, it’s not like he’s been consistently on fire. I agree they should be closer though.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @JB Gilpin: he’s hitting .250 for the year and .327 over the last month. I completely agree he isn’t a .327 hitter, more like a .230 hitter. But that doesn’t mean a huge, gigantic slump will zap his power (or that a huge slump would be required for him to get down to .230).

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Wilsonian: It won’t zap it but will slow it down.

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: with that K rate he won’t end up as a 250 hitter either.

  52. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Longoria and Holiday for Cargo? Which Side?

    • Brooks Jacoby says:
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      And by how much? I’m Jonesing for Cargo here but its like pulling teeth. Not Adam Jonesing.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brooks Jacoby: I’d lean other side, but close.

  53. Bryan says:
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    Would you give Cespedes to get Segura?

    Not sure Cespedes would be enough at this point could also throw in Eaton who doesn’t seem like an everyday player.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: Yea I would, and the 2-for-1 I’d do too

  54. EK says:
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    Kluber or Gee ROS for H2H pts

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Kluber.

    • EK says:
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      @EK: could you rank them along with Griffin & Tillman? Thanks

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @EK: All in on Kluber, then Griffin Tillman Gee

  55. Paul says:
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    I really hope Cespedes rocks it in the 2nd half. Power bats have been killing me. Need Justin Upton too. Had Willingham, but dropped the bum after the knee issue. Picked up Morse. And I am one of the many sorry ass Sal Perez owners. Grey’s jabs at him are absolutely hilarious. The guy is built like a tank and all he does is hit ground balls.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: Haha very true, hope you guys get it together!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: So true, how the hell is he built like that and hits dribblers…

  56. Ty says:
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    How do you guys feel about Utley ROS. Hes pretty much the meh master. Would you guys start Franklin or Rendon over him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ty: Probably not, but I’d play matchups if could roster both

      • Ty says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Thanks JB. I also have zobrist to slide in the but damn he’s been as inconsistent as Mutley

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ty: Hah yea I like Zobrist to be solid though

  57. Vacation says:
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    Grey et al.,

    Keeper league. I’m in the hunt and need to gain ground in Ks badly. Just got the following offer:

    I give: mcCutcheon
    I get: Darvish, A.Jackson and Wil Myers

    I take this, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Vacation: Mannnn, yea I probably would, love McCutch but that’s a great haul

      • Vacation says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, Cutch is probably my favorite non ATL player, but I’m playing to win. I hate, HATE, trading offense for pitching but Getting Myers/Ajax for Cutch really softens the blow.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Vacation: Yea and I really like AJax to do everything McCutch is doing minus a little power and a handful of steals.

          • danny almonte says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            Man it depends on your keeper rules/how many keepers you get. I would probably take it if you’re keeping enough where Myers/AJax are kept. If you’re gonna let them go, and keep Darvish, i’d hang on to Cutch…

            • Vacation says:
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              We keep 6 players year to year with no term limits. Other keepers are Miggy, AuSchizz (theys Grey!), Justin Upton (I take it back, Grey), Yu/McCutchen, Heyward, NatGio (or I suppose Wil Myers/AJax). But screw next year, I want to win the money.

              • Alky Sobrera says:
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                @Vacation:

                You never know what’ll happen next year. If you’re in the mix now, you gotta win now. That’s a solid haul, I’m with JB.

  58. Nico says:
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    Would you trade Domonic Brown and Austin Jackson for Bryce Harper? I have Ellsbury, Adam Jones, Austin Jackson, Domonic Brown, a red hot Ibanez I can’t sit right now, Rizzo, and Eric Young Jr for only 5 starting spots so I’m looking to package 2 for 1.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nico: Yea that would make sense, I like it

  59. Who do you guys think has a better chance of being fantasy relevant (14 teams, redraft, roto) this season among DLers Beachy, MMorse, and Berkman? I have one DL spot and have Beachy and Morse, with Berkman a FA.

    And once I drop the extre DL guy, who is a better FA pickup between Salazar, Ike Davis, Brett Wallace, Luke Scott, Chris Archer, and Hefner? I don’t have any particular position needs, but in terms of hitting I’m by far weakest with power; for pitching, it’s the ratios and Ks.

    With the one open roster spot, I could also grab a Friday starter like Hefner and then drop him for one of the hitters or other pitchers I named.

    Thanks a lot for the help!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Enrique: I’ll go with the two you have. Davis has the most power upside, then like Archer out of the pitchers. But I like your idea of streaming Hefner

      • @JB Gilpin: Ciao JB. I only have one DL slot, so I think I should drop either Beachy or Morse (or both and pick up Berkman for that spot). OK, throw out berkman, but who do I keep in the DL slot between Beachy and Morse.

        I though the same thing about Ike, but it doesn’t seem the AAA stint did him much good. You could still fit another home plate between him and the actual plate, and he still seems like he expects defeat. Are you still holding out hope he might do something worthwhile this year? I’d rather use that spot for a hitter than a pitcher, but I’m wary about Ike … any words of encouragement?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Enrique: Hmmm, probably Morse since you need the power. I’m not really holding out hope on Ike, just has the power upside if something clicks. Luckily, I’m not shouldering that weight anywhere haha

  60. Jon says:
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    If positions balance out, would you trade Tulo for Longo in a keeper?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Man… I think I might hold Tulo, very close though… Wouldn’t fault going either way

  61. chris says:
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    carpenter or orgando in DL stash?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chris: Can’t believe I’m saying this, might go Carpenter there, more upside if his arm doesn’t fall off.

  62. Todd says:
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    What about Liriano or Garza. I could trade for one. Also the trade deadline is today, so I can’t see where Garza might go.
    Also what do you think of syndergaard in a keeper league.

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Todd: Yea not sure either where Garza might end up, I’ll stick with Liriano. Syndergaard has potential but needs more work on breaking stuff last I read, probably some other pitchers around the same level I’d like more.

  63. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Rank for roto for next 2 months:

    Beachy
    Jose Fernandez
    Kluber
    Cingrani

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: JoFer, Kluber, Cingrani, Beachy

  64. Paul says:
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    Thoughts on Medlen in the 2nd half JB? Guy rattled off a bunch of QS and then decided to crap the bed for a bunch. Can he be trusted? Would you hold out hope that he can figure it out? Or would you drop him for any of the following:

    Doubront
    Chacin
    Hefner
    Cobb
    Gaudin

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: I still think he’ll be good enough to be a back end starter. Yea I still trust him. Would keep him over those guys and hope he finds that same 2nd half magic as last year!

  65. The Great Bambino says:
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    serious question..

    Marco Scutaro, Alcides Escobar, Andrelton Simmons, Brad Miller, Brandon Crawford, Zack Cozart, Brian Dozier, Rutledge, Danny Espinosa, Yunel Escobar, Didi Gregorius, or Aviles

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Great Bambino: I think you can fit your needs, Scutaro for AVG, Escobar speed, Simmons is still my all around pick

      • The Great Bambino says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. I have Brad Miller as he has a good pedigree and was hitting .350 in the minors, but I’m leaning toward Simmons now as he has good upside in a good lineup.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @The Great Bambino:

      with all of those options , have you considered
      streaming based on pitching match-ups / home-away splits , etc ?

      • The Great Bambino says:
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        @costaricanchata: That’s a really great idea. I should definitely try that.. The only obstacle I have with that is being down to $28 (out of $100 for the season) Free Agent dollars with the second half left to play.

        I wish one of these players could solve my shortstop problem, but the truth is, they all have flaws. So that is indeed really great advice.

  66. Pope says:
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    Hey guys,

    This post is great. Guy offered me Waino for my J-Up. I feel like I could use the pitching

    My OF: Bautista, Bruce, Cespedes, J-Up, Braun, L. Martin, A. Eaton
    My Pitching: Cain, Hamels, Garza, Kluber, Porcello, Nolasco, Erasmo, C. Perez, K. Jansen, B. Parnell

    What do you think of that trade for me?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pope: Yea I like it.

      • Pope says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @Pope:

      I would Wainwright for your situation/team.

  67. Closer Whore says:
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    I could definitely see Starlin Castro being better than Everth Cabrera if he gets 1200 at bats this year.

  68. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Time to stash Bastardo ?

    Drop Nova
    Ziegler

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Theodore Donald Kerabatsos: Getting pretty close to that time… Probably cut Ziegler, I’m so out on this ARI mess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Theodore Donald Kerabatsos: No point in dropping a guy that is getting saves for a different guy that might… Lose Nova if you need saves

  69. sanfran1966 says:
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    Is Chase Headley a buy low? His second half last season was epic.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sanfran1966: Hah, yes I would

  70. Hoog says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h keeper league and sitting in 2nd place. I have been offered bautista, pedroia, greinke, cashner and his 1st round pick for my votto, granderson, Morrow and McCarthy and last pick of next year’s draft. I am getting a lot, but I can keep votto for 5 more years…do I make this deal? He has offered to sweeten the pot too. Do i try for heyward too? My team is

    C – lucroy
    1b – votto
    2b – Rendon
    3b – Zimmerman
    Ss Hanley
    Of cargo, marte, Jennings
    Util butler
    Bn Frazier, grandy, altuve (can’t be kept), konerko (DL)

    Sp Strasbourg, Wainwright, Hefner, Garza, gee, Cobb, porcello, turner, morrow McCarthy.

    Team is very good in avg., runs and Bob’s but could use help in hr and RBI. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hoog: Can you not keep any of the guys you’re getting? I think I like your haul, especially playing for now

      • Hoog says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I would be able to keep them all. Just love having votto on my team and worried about Jose’s avg.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Hoog: OH cool, yea I’d probably do it

  71. Doc Ellis D's says:
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    Delabar, Blake parker, Jim Henderson, bastardo, melancon…

    Can you rank these RPs ROS. Obviously saves are most important but melancon has been pretty awesome without them.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doc Ellis D’s: Yeah he has, I’ll go Melancon, Hendo, Bastardo, Delabar, Parker

  72. bash says:
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    Was Offered yadi and Latos for pence Pablo porcello and jp, accept?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bash: Don’t love it, like Pablo for a solid second half and still like Porcello, in a shallower league like the consolidation though.

  73. Sal says:
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    The Following is my team

    C- JP
    1B – Encarnacion
    2b- Hill
    3b – Longoria
    ss- Segura
    OF-Hunter
    OF-Gordon
    OF- Gomez
    Util- Puig
    Util- Freeman

    Bench- J. Upton, Lowrie, Kendrick, Braun

    Thoughts on trading Freeman for Hamels? or who from the lot would you pick to trade instead for hamels?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sal: Yea I like it, probably would do it, don’t think anyone else will bring him in 1-1 that I like

  74. ROLFAMLO says:
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    I have Eovaldi right now in a 14 team keeper. Drop for Cosart, Salazar, Archer, or Stults?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ROLFAMLO: Yea I would Archer

  75. For a team with good speed (Ellsburry, Kipnis, Marte) but in need of power, trying to trade Marte for Stanton or Pujols is a no-brainier, right?

    • ChooChoo says:
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      @Enrique: Absolutely!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Enrique: Yea I’d do that

  76. Paul says:
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    Awesome! Thanks JB! Let’s go Medlen!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: Yessir!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JDW: Harvey is the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JDW: Cooler than Matt Harvey naked in the last ESPN magazine…

  77. MattTruss223 says:
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    What does the audience think of this trade? Cruz and J-Up for Holliday. Gardner, Veras. The upgrade from Holliday to J-Up is nice. So basically is Gardner/Veras too much to take on the potential Cruz risk? Thanks ya’ll!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattTruss223: Yea I think I’d take that

  78. ChooChoo says:
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    Any news on Patrick Corbins innings this year? Will he be shut down early?
    Thanks…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ChooChoo: I don’t think so, but they will skip him a few spots after the ASB and may skip a start or two, something like Chris Sale last year.

  79. Jon says:
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    I need to lose a couple of these guys… choose a couple to drop?

    Kendrick, Shark, Milone, Miley, Cashner, Gee

    • Jon says:
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      Would you add Matt Cain over any/all?

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Jon:

        Guys like kendrick that have low Ks, or the hodgepadre who isn’t K’ing anyone. I wouldn’t bother holding them and if cain is out there he’s probs worth the flier imo (despite his horrible outing to end the already crappy half).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: I’d drop Kendrick first out of that and MIley a close 2nd. Yea I’d add Cain over everyone except Shark, sure these is risk, but I think he’s still OK

  80. Jon says:
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    Aybar over Rut Rut or Gyorko?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Over Rut yes, rather Gyorko

  81. Pager24 says:
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    I’m needing to sell off a few starts would you do

    Strasgurg Romo for Moore, Rivera, Burnett?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pager24: I’d still want Stras side

  82. Alky Sobrera says:
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    So, some guy in one of my leagues dropped ervin “i am suddenly a ground ball machine” santana after his recent blowup. Is he worth using my top waiver priority for (12 team mixed roto 5×5)? I feel like he’s capable of #3-4 starter, which isn’t too bad.

    Love the update, thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: Yea I would, tough to see many pitchers with more upside there

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Thanks JB. My rotation isn’t bad with sale, shields, and liriano up top, but I hate to pass up on that. Kluber got dropped too, and I’m hoping to grab him as well (loved him for practically as long as you have).

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Alky Sobrera: Kluber love all around!

  83. Jason says:
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    Could not bare to hold Rizzo anymore… ever since I traded him I still like to look to see if he got another O-fer each day.

  84. Nameless & Silent says:
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    Hello Everyone:
    I have a comfortable 1st place lead in a 12 team ESPN league with 5 starting outfielders . I’m thinkin of selling Choo for Kipnis. The only weakness I have is at 2b. Currently have “Misses for Weeks” at 2b and he’s feast or famine. My current OFs are Cargo, Bautista, Holiday, Heyward, McLouth and Eaton. I’m a little concerned about Heyward and Holidays hammys going tight on the same day but reports say they will be both ready this weekend…Pull the trigger?

  85. Fish says:
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    Based on what is said about SP in 2nd half vs. stream-a-nator, which side do you like for ROS?

    Brandon Phillips & Bailey
    vs.
    Heyward/Prado/Cingrani

    Thanks as always!

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish: STD Yahoo H2H + QS + OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Phillips

  86. Kyle says:
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    Although I agree with Kemps batting projections, what makes you think he is only going to steal 4 bags? Even after his hamstring issue they were letting him run. Seems a bit low

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Figure they’re even more conservative to keep him healthy

  87. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    No need to fling chewed gum into Rudy’s fro. I blame Carlos Quentin for any draft day mishaps. It’s all his fault!

    I like most of these rankings. Three players jump out as too high/low for me though:

    Strasburg is too unreliable to be that high, I think. He doesn’t go deep enough into games often enough to rack up the wins (hasn’t gone beyond the 7th inning since May 26th) and his mechanics are another injury waiting to happen.

    Kipnis is more or less what Utley was in his prime, with a little less power but more steals – .275/25/30 at an MI position is top 20 overall production.

    Carlos Gomez has proven that his breakout last year wasn’t a fluke. Fantasy-wise, he’s basically McCutchen with a few more steals (although much worse plate discipline). Something like .265/24/35 is a high-end #2 outfielder, at worst.

    Great stuff, Grey. Awesome first half from you and the rest of the razzball crew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: Always Quentin’s fault… AQF! Thanks, man

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Did you see the dish that Lynn put out last week? It looked like he pulled it out of the oven, dropped a deuce on it, then drove over it a few dozen times. Big time choke-job… or was he sabotaged? AQF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Total number two off the bathroom menu… Wanna bet he returns later in the season?

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Sort of like a last-chance kitchen type-thing from Top Chef? I could see that. Especially since he was probably the front-runner going into last week…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, they always bring back the kicked off chefs and have them compete one last time on these shows…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Big Magoo: I think you nailed Straus…completely agree

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Wake Up: Off the charts stuff-wise, but frustrating as hell to own…

    • Hondo says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Stras has got an awesome BP behind(even including the disappearance of Storen),why burn him out?
      I think Davey knows what he’s doing)

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Hondo: Strasburg is 5-7 through 18 starts. Their bullpen is solid, but if he left most of his starts with leads, his record would look quite different. He gets pulled in tie games and with one-run deficits when he’s gassed around the 7th inning or so, and puts it on the BP’s shoulders. A true #1 bails his team out when they’re in the midst of a losing streak or the bullpen is taxed. Strasburg hasn’t proven to be that guy yet.

  88. Joe says:
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    For 2014 and beyond (not this year), in a league that counts OPS in addition to the other 5 cats, would you rather have J. Upton or A. Jones? How close would Taveras be to those 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Not close… Jones

  89. Fish says:
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    Who do you like ROS, Cashner or Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Cashner

  90. sanfran1966 says:
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    Thanks Grey for the Lincecum advise prior to the Mets start. Grabbed him for the Ks v NY and held him for the Padres and got the no-hitter.

    I guess he is a “hold” and streamer for awhile?

    FWFW:

    FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi reports that some teams are interested in Tim Lincecum as a reliever.
    Morosi lists the Tigers as one of those clubs. Of course, the Giants are far from guaranteed to become sellers at the trade deadline, and they still have use for Lincecum as a starter. The 29-year-old right-hander is making $22 million this season before hitting free agency over the winter.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @sanfran1966:

      reports , last week , indicated that the freak might move to
      san fran’s bullpen , IF the giants became buyers and could land
      an ace (like hamels) .

  91. Jason says:
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    What kind of odds are we looking at for Bud Norris to be moved this year? Not much pitching available on waivers so I’ve been holding him hoping a move to a contender will translate into some more wins. My best alternatives to replace him would be somebody like Eovaldi or Martinez if he gets a rotation spot.

  92. W1ldfire says:
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    Current team: C- Perez, 1B- Pujols, 2B- Pedroia, 3B- Freese, SS- Aybar, CI- Rizzo, MI- Franklin, OF-Stanton, OF- Holliday, OF- Jennings, OF- Bourn, OF- McLouth, Util- Young Jr, BN- Gyorko, BN- Simmons

    SP- Scherzer, Harvey, Miller, Samardzija, Nolasco, Cingrani, Grilli, Parnell, Holland, Benoit

    I was offered Wainwright and Joyce for Bourn and Jennings..thoughts on the trade? I feel it’d really help sure up my rotation although if Stanton and/or Holliday go down I’m kinda screwed. I was thinking I should accept but then try trading Miller for solid OF. Any advice on someone to target in a trade or a pitcher to pickup based on how my team looks.

  93. Fermin's Last Theorem says:
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    Better ROS:

    A) Gyorko or Rendon?

    B) Martin or Gardner?

    C)

    D) Kluber or Ryu?

    Thanks guys, keep up the good work!

  94. Jail says:
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    who’s more likely to lose their closer job, uehara or grilli?

    • Jail says:
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      @Jail: i ask, cause trying to package one in a deal to upgrade at SP.

  95. Hans says:
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    That was a good laugh, Adam jones over cargo. Used to read this everyday. Not to mention mccutchen, wright, scherzer. Cargo has done it for a full season before. If anyone can trade Adam jones for cargo do it right now

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hans: please do stick around. at least till end of season.

  96. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    you’re in Vegas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: did you hit any vape spots? food?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just got in last night, went to a Jose Andres restaurant for dinner, was excellent… Today we’re going to a vape spot, Raku and a nuclear testing facility…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: very cool, no podcast today, this would have been a perfect time for Nick’s Cruiseship Shenanigans podcast!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but sadly no podcast…

  97. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Sure you’ve seen it but on youtube “matt harvey interviews new yorkers about matt harvey” is a pretty good little watch. Thanks for the rankings. Fun read!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… No problem…

  98. Teddy Heater says:
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    Masterchef is the Shizznit! 2 hours of competition , but I only watch it on the DVR. I was sort of pulling for Krissie right out of the gate because everyone was bullying her, but now she just seems like a biotch. I’m really pulling for Luca, but I think Jessie or Eddie may take it!! Thanks for the list it’s a huge help!!!

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Teddy Heater: I got 15 top 100 guys on my ESPN woo hoo! Crush & AJones B2B

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t want Krissie or Eddie, but would like to see them go far… I’m thinking blondie’s gonna win…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yep .
        thought blondie was going to win it from the out-start ,
        when she impressed shit-head joe with her filleting skills .
        then , i dumped her for lin .
        sort of analogous to how i treat my draft efforts …. during the 1st 2 or 3 weeks of the season .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should go back to blondie, she’s a contender…

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: You wanna see Krissie go far? She annoys the piss outta me… James and Jordan are kinda douches too. I wouldn’t mind seeing blondie or Eddie take it.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          GREAT tv would have been if Krissy punched last year’s winner
          (the blind girl) in the face .

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @costaricanchata: She’s already a villain. That would catapult her into the comic book super-villain stratosphere.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I said Jessie, the blondie!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah!

  99. costaricanchata says:
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    so , i had good intention of watching the home run derby .
    saw fielder’s first 3 , before berman drove me away .

    came back and watched the last 5 or 6 outs recorded by cespedes (1st round)
    before leaving for good .
    my impression ==> hope cespedes continues with what i saw of his “pitch selection”
    during the regular season .
    at the very least , stop swinging at pitches in the opposite batter’s box .
    if so , he should have a very decent 2nd half .

    also ,
    heard , today , that davis ripped a callous off of one of his palms during the derby .
    that’s gonna suck .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You called Cespedes, no?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah .
        prolly should have watched it in it’s entirety
        with the sound off .
        left-over protest disposition from the 60’s , i suppose .

        is mccarver out of the world series picture ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he is now, not 100% sure

  100. TheNewGuy says:
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    OBP league, been offered CC for Altuve. Both one year rentals, got Kipnis, Segura, rollins in my MI positions so dont really need Altuve, but is CC worth it with his mileage?

    • Grey

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

    • Jaime "Floyd" Lannister says:
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      @TheNewGuy: CC Sabathia all day. Unless it’s a dynasty, I guess. Dude has the track record, and Altuve’s best qualities can be found on the waiver wire.

  101. agarthered says:
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    Franklin over Alexei then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, but I wouldn’t drop Alexei if I needed steals

      • Jaime "Floyd" Lannister says:
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        @Grey: @TheNewGuy: CC Sabathia all day. Unless it’s a dynasty, I guess. Dude has the track record, and Altuve’s best qualities can be found on the waiver wire.

        Though it does sort of seem like the brakes have come onto Sexy Al’s all of a sudden.

  102. Joey B. says:
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    The ROS player rater has Rosario at $4 more than Mauer. How did Mauer and not Rosario make it on to the top 100? Is it a playtime issue, confidence in Mauer, or something else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Confidence in Mauer

  103. AJ says:
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    What side you liking best Pence/Hardy/Eaton or Ellsbury/Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ells

  104. TheNewGuy says:
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    Liriano or CC? Yes I did just ask that.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: In fact rank Kuroda with them aswell.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @TheNewGuy: Its directly above me. Open your eyes jackass (directed at me).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC

  105. Dominican Power says:
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    Fowler/Cueto for Adam Jones?

    • fitz says:
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      @Dominican Power: no brainer if you can get Adam Jones for that.

    • Jaime "Floyd" Lannister says:
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      @Dominican Power: Yes please! Love me some Jones.

  106. Paul says:
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    Hey JB, thoughts on Nunez ROS? Does he hold any value? Picked him up and he has been atrocious. Thought he could hit. Awful defense + no stick = riding pine. Worth a bench spot?

  107. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Great stuff man…been looking forward to this for a while. Appreciate all the work you and all the guys put into this crazy world of fantasy baseball. So, have a question

    Would it be crazy to throw Miggy on the block in my 16 team h2h keeper? .OPS and Holds are added cats. He is $57, and can increase by up to $5, depending where once places. We can keep 5. Aside from Trout, I think he is prob the only player I could justify keeping at that price. I also feel in a league that deep premium players are worth even more. With that said it’s a lot of money. One owner has E5 for $ 15 and Sale for $10. Is has me intrigued to offer Miggy for those two…but is that smart? I think my pitching could use some help, but it’s h2h, and I devalue it to an extent in that format. I flipped Ryu/Moreland for Heyward in a buy low…not sure it’s actually worked…which is crazy..lol. My 3 I definitely will keep at this point are Miggy, Segura, and Zimmermann…Samardzjia and Heyward were supposed to be keepers…but not sure at this point. I’ll put dollar values in parentheses of my planned keepers, and or my keeper considerations….with Heyward and Samardzjia issues my last 2 are up in the air at this point for sure. Currently in 7th, 8 make the playoffs.

    C- Wieters
    1B- Cudddyer ( $5…doubt it at his age, but he is fairly cheap so has to be considered )
    2B -Murphy
    3B – Miggy ( $57 )
    SS – Segura ( $10 )
    LF – Lomo
    CF – Martin ( $0 )
    RF – Pence ( $13 )
    Util – Heyward ( $19 )
    Bench- Ethier/Adams
    DL – Willingham

    P – Zimmermann ( $ 14 )
    P- Samardzjia ( $ 12 )
    P – Quintana
    P – Lohse
    P – Erasmo ( for now )
    P – used to streaming
    RP – Watson
    RP- McGee
    RP – Veras
    RP – Holland
    DL- Beachy/Crain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Miggy there

  108. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Hey Grey do you Fantasy Football too??

  109. Paul says:
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    Hey Grey, thoughts on Nunez ROS? Does he hold any value? Picked him up and he has been atrocious. Thought he could hit. Awful defense + no stick = riding pine. Worth a bench spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues he’s not…

  110. Kyle says:
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    I have prado in the outfield because my infield is full (zobrist, kinsler, pedroia). Is it worth dropping him and adding granderson to my bench in hopes of a late round comeback season? Is he more valuable than zobrist??I have heyward to replace prado on my bench in the meantime, and granderson would likely replace ragai davis when melky comes back.

    Thanks for the update. Seems like a lot of work making the whole list. I’m surprised not to see Jennings, but it’s already been noted. Thanks for the help guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, I’d make that switch…

  111. Schizer says:
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    Drop Cole for Archer? Thanks!

    • Jaime "Floyd" Lannister says:
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      @Schizer: I’d want Cole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but depends on matchups

  112. Wilsonian says:
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    In H2H, rank em:

    Dempster, Wily Peralta, Porcello, Erasmo

    W, L, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Erasmo

  113. costaricanchata says:
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    heard today , some hot-shot insider (not sure if it was heyman ) stating
    the 90% of the mlb players union members now support selig’s efforts
    to run the steroid cheaters out of baseball .
    the subject was broached in regards to ‘why’ chris davis should have to be subjected to
    the allegations of steroid use .

    what do you think ?
    do you see this dynamic shift in players’ opinions ,
    away from protecting their members and more in favor of cleaning up the sport ,
    as a lessening in the strength of the defendants appeals process .

    am guessing that if the union’s legal efforts were to be less than what
    was previously expected , that these players would just seek out-side council instead .

    (J. cochrane …. “if the hat don’t fit ….”) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t imagine that, you can’t fight the unions!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah , but ,
        90% of it’s membership ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And the other ten percent is standing by a truck, smoking a cigarette…

  114. ThaDeez says:
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    Is CJ Wilson, Tony Cingrani & J Rollins for Tulo too much to give up if I have a lot of pitching depth (Kershaw, Felix, G. Cole, Kluber, Erasmo, Dempster, Jo. Johnson) in a 14 team h2h points league with weekly locks w/ 5 SP spots. Could really use a plus bat in my lineup

    Thank you sir(s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  115. abdoozy says:
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    Is it me or is something a bit off about the daily Hitter-Tron?

    Seems to be missing some whole teams. CHN, LAA, TB, at least, are MIA.

    Oddly, MIA is not MIA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because there’s no game right now is my guess

      • abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: Well, yeah, but the rest of the teams are there.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @abdoozy: some teams haven’t finalized their pitching matchups yet. Hitter T needs to know what pitcher a hitter is going to face, as a starter for it to work.

  116. Fireball Feliz says:
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    I dropped Salvia Perez for VMart… smart move? I like Perez’s avg but it seems like V Mart will get more counting stats ( i need RBI and Homers bad)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  117. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Head of MLBPA says suspensions won’t be served until 2014. Braun owners rejoice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would make sense

  118. Prezz says:
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    Awww, soo… Soo.. soo.. sookie now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  119. Goose says:
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    The Marlins have Giancarlo… The ‘stros, Altuve… Chi Sox, Sale… Mets, Harvey… Mariners, Franklin and F-Her… Minny, Mauer… and your San Diego Padres? Who do they have in the Top 100? Almost Everth.

    FM-real-life-favorite-team’s-FBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Juan Lucky Pierre says:
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      @Goose: What about Chase Headley?? Huge 2nd half last year? Any chance for a rebound this year. Even if the power isnt there? RBIs and counting stats?

      • Goose says:
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        @Juan Lucky Pierre:

        He looks better in the past couple weeks, but still feels like last year was his career year. He does hit 3rd or 4th most nights, so what counting stats there are from that lineup, will be there for him by default. Clearly he can have a huge 2nd half, but he just as likely could scuffle along to only modest success. Like, I think his upside is mid-career Michael Young – not MVP.

  120. chris says:
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    Getting Cuddyer, Beltre and Garza in trades for draft picks, who should I drop? 2 offensive player and 1 pitcher.

    Ogando is my DL won’t count.

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Beltran, Carlos(OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET
    McLouth, Nate(OF) BAL

    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Rios, Alex(OF) CHW

    Active Pitchers
    Hefner, Jeremy(RP,SP) NYM
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Kluber, Corey(SP) CLE
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Holland, Greg(RP) KC
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD

    Griffin, A.J.(SP) OAK
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Ogando, Alexi(RP,SP) TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McLouth, Hunter, Hefner

  121. Flanwagon says:
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    Grey,

    Someone just dropped Young who I picked up and I’m still holding Frazier… Between the two, Frazier or Michael Young moving forward?

    Also… Should I try to hold I’m to both?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, just go with Young

  122. Fish says:
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    In Yahoo H2H with addition of OPS, who do you like rest of season ignoring position, Papi or Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papi

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish: and hits

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Prezz says:
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      @Carnac: dude wheres the rasmus girl been!? Forgot all about her…

  123. Goose says:
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    BTW – re: Josh Donaldson.

    In his past 162 games, this is his line:

    79-24-87-.303-5 (.371 OBP, .511 SLG)

    His .881 OPS is 13th best in all of MLB over that time – his .380 wOBA is 11th. The three guys behind him are Y. Molina, Carlos Gonzalez, and Paul Goldschmidt.

    Cust sayin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cust heard…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, the A’s broadcast said something along these lines the other night and I was like, “Wowzersomgthatsbanannerpuss!” (approximate quote)

        Eff y’all’s eye – for that w0BA line, the 10 guys above him are (in order): Miggy, Posey, Crush, Trout, Votto, Beltre, Braun, Cano, Fielder, Encarnacion.

        And he’s not an All-Star? Poop on that, I say!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Nice quote…

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    Gattis, Francisco, Lo-Cain

    Pick 2 H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Gattis

  125. ManuteBologna says:
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    Just sent straight up offers of Ellsbury for Edwin and Ellsbury for Adam Jones to teams hurting for steals, here’s hoping I can steal some value!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  126. Jon says:
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    Grey, would you deal Tulo for Longo in a keeper? The positions work out because I have some guys I can move around. JB thought I should hold Tulo but admitted it’s close… what think you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo

  127. Jon says:
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    BTW, in trades I wish I would have pulled the trigger on: last year I had Desmond and Adam Jones on the table for Tulo. Man, that would’ve been nice. You probably told me to take it but I was chicken.

  128. David says:
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    Received an offer today. In contention and can use saves.

    12 team Roto, auction, unlimited keepers.

    Send: Ryu ($2) and Dickey ($1)

    Receive D. Holland ($6) and G. Holland ($10)

    Good trade? I like Ryu, but do you feel D. Holland can sustain his success next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it if you need saves…

  129. fitz says:
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    Kemp/Greinke/Asdrubal or Donaldson/Tulo?

    thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  130. smegma says:
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    Drop Ike Davis for T.Hudson (@CWS and @NYM) or Quintana (Atl and KC)? Looking for good matchups and Ike hasn’t done much since coming back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – great work on the top 100 ROS. I can always count on this site for good info.

        Speaking of good info (I posted this above) – which trade would be best for my team (or hold as I’m in 1st place):

        1. My Rizzo/Iwakuma for Stanton/Werth (or could try for N.Cruz)
        2. My Fowler/Iwakuma for Cespedes/Jennings (last offer was Cesp/Nava, but could try this)

        In light of the suspension news, would you take #1 if I could get Cruz over #2? Or just hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1… Werth

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: Thanks for the reply Grey. You would rather have Werth than N.Cruz? His OF consists of Stanton/Ellsbury/Cruz/Braun/Werth. Based on prior comments, Braun isn’t a target. Should I try for Ellsbury?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, try for Ellsbury if you need steals… Werth is a tad safer…

  131. TheNewGuy says:
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    Rollins went 23/30 last year….whoaaa. Had no idea he managed anything close to that.

    See a big 2nd half coming? Guess us owners have to hope for one anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hoping so since I own him… Not holding on a huge amount of hope then…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I own him too, which probably doesn’t help the situation.

        Hope Vegas is treating you well. Cold here…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s 110 here in the shade

  132. James Skrmetta says:
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    Getting Matt Harvey for Braun and Jon Lester. I’m in 2nd place with a pretty much lock to reach the playoffs. Should I be worried about a pitch count for Harvey? Also it is a keeper league.

    Also the amount of times a player lies to his friends and family and fans over PED use is not a category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d be concerned… Get a pitcher that won’t be shut down…

  133. Mark Bellhorn says:
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    My Shin-Soo Choo and H. Bailey for his Lawrie and Kendrick?

    I am trying to upgrade 2B and 3B, have Rendon and Chisenhall, can spare the pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  134. Joel says:
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    Grey: who would you rather have on your roster for the NEXT year: Dom Brown or Wil Myers? THANKS!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  135. TheNewGuy says:
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    Harvey owner in a H2H.

    Tried offering him for aces, then tried for some no2 types but still noones biting.

    Shall I just offer him for a bunch of no 2 starters like: Shields, Latos, Moore, CC, Iwakuma, Annabelle. Would you do him for those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TheNewGuy: No don’t try it.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Understandable, especially since I’m just being sarcastic. I mean why wouldn’t you try it? Is it like if you offered two pitchers and he said no, the world would end? Why do you need advice on if you should try an offer?

  136. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    I’m more than a little worried that despite owning a solid playoff position at the moment only a handful of my guys made this list. Ay caramba it’s time to make a deal!

    And @grey – no love for Holland? He’s been toit (Goldmember) and he’s got the ‘stache. Those two things right there are good for a 90-100 spot right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been great but he could go south in Texas in the summer

  137. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Clippard or Allen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard

  138. Raj says:
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    I’m calling it…Corey Kluber performs better than Matt Moore rest of season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda hope so since I have Kluber…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        rut – roh .
        according to VinWins (rcl up-date column) ,
        last week , alone , 25 rcl-ers added kluber to their teams .

        i figure that pied piper , gilpin , is responsible for about 15 of those ,
        and you , the other 10 .

        and now that you’re on it , am a bit concerned about the tensile strength
        of my teeter-totter .
        guess we’re ok , unless wilsonian changes his mind .

        when do you start getting worried ?
        have you heard from Steve on this matter ??

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @costaricanchata:

          of course , there is the tabula rasa theory that accompanies the asb .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, now I’m highly concerned

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @costaricanchata: @Grey: I streamed him once in H2H and he was magnificent, and once in the RCL and he was awful, so I guess that means the see-saw is nicely balanced.

  139. One I'd Willy says:
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    Drop Gee, Erasmo or Kluber for Porcello?

    Lots of Kluber love here. CBS sports says:

    “While Kluber has a decent stat line, he’s just too inconsistent. He will throw together a few good starts, then a few bad ones.

    I think Fantasy owners have his ownership (57 percent) spot on. Kluber is mid-level Fantasy player to consider during two-start weeks or if he has a favorable matchup.”

    JB, defend your boy! FWIW I like Kluber too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. ashtray says:
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    Cut Matt Adams or Adam Eaton to make room for Braun coming off of my NA spot?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @ashtray: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  141. CJ says:
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    Maybe I missed it, but I would take Rendon over Altuve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • CJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you so much for answering, I wish we could wager…..The last 30, 15 and 7 days Rendon has been killing Altuve. (I had Altuve and dropped him for Rendon, once Rendon got 2b elig.) I think Houston falls, and plays for the future and Rendon and the Nats make a playoff push.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  142. Harbinger says:
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    great list!

    do you consider Parker a must roster player in a 12 team league our more of a stranger?

    also will aybar be serviceable art ss our should I aggressively pursue an upgrade, the rest of my lineup it’s solid. also Simmons, Miller, Crawford on wire. thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Harbinger says:
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      streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a must roster… Aybar’s fine if you need steals and runs…

  143. slojup says:
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    Infante, Uggla or Lawrie (assuming he gets 2b eligibility at some point) ROS ranking? H2H 12 Team ESPN points league. Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Uggla

  144. Mel says:
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    LOVE the list. Thanks!

    Give: Chris Davis+Jose Fernandez
    Get: Jean Segura + Verlander

    Segura and JFern are the only keepers in the deal

    Do it? Leading in HR by 15

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Mel: Yup

    • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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      @Mel:

      Eh. if you can’t keep Crush after this year, take Jean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds decent

  145. dk says:
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    My Nori Aoki for his wil Ramos & doubront (or another schmo streamer). XBH instead of runs. Need help in XBH & RBI. 2-catcher format. Current C2 is Yan Gomes. Do it and is it a fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  146. nathan says:
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    hi someone offered me Ellsbury for my verlander,… i don’t think its enough, what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s good if you need runs and steals

  147. D Rich says:
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    No Samardjza?! You had him 100 in the preseason and he had a HUGE second half last year! Obviously I own him everywhere haha….what is your second half line for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could easily be in the top 100 but his 1st half didn’t warrant mention here

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @D Rich: see, shark’s last 2 starts, grey was trying to calm down a lotta crazy drop talk.

  148. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Hey Greyzus,

    C. Vmart
    1b. Pujols
    2b. Kipnis
    3b. Prado
    ss. Castro
    CI. Lind
    MI. Kendrick
    OF. Cargo
    OF. Braun
    Of. Cespedes
    OF. Dom Brown
    Of. Coco Crisp
    UTL. EyJr
    Bench. Mclouth

    P Scherzer
    P Hamels
    P Kluber
    P Weaver
    P Lackey
    P Nolasco
    P Nova
    P Balfour
    P Janssen
    P Perez
    P Henderson
    P Ziegler

    DL Cobb
    DL Crain

    You see any glaring needs/surplus or good sell high pieces for upgrades? 10 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d try to move Braun… Your 3rd base is obviously weak…

  149. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My Longo/Shelby/Cole his Straus/Headly

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @CJ: What if I could get Peavy too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo side, depends on needs…

  150. pager24 says:
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    how do you feel about Romo, Strausburg, Myers for Heyward, Rivera, Moore, Kluber?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras side

  151. henncoop says:
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    Do I pick up Wade Miley who as @ SF & CHC @ home for his next 2 starts with a ERA /WHIP of 1.88/1.116 over the past 4 starts Has he figured things out?
    Drop either Archer, Erasmo R, Porcello or Teheran if I do?

    Also I only have 66 starts remaining but decent peripherals of 3.41 & 1.145 & 6 SPs currently including C Lee. Hoping can play matchups carefully with my remaining starts or possibly even trade Lee for a great bat &/or grab RPs who on good teams who might get win & keep my REA & WHIP low in the process as I get close to finishing off my 66 remaining starts.

    Any comments or suggestions would be welcome …as always I enjoy reading your fantasy wisdom

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop:
      Also available: E Jackson, Blanton, or Doubront available as well as pontential Saves in James Russell

      • henncoop says:
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        @henncoop: Enjoy the All Star Game Grey & everyone else

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, over Archer…

  152. Jon says:
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    Guy in a deep keeper asked about my Rendon, who I am definitely willing to sell. He asked me which SP of his I’d be interested in – he has Lester, Masterson, Santiago, Chacin, JDLR, Hellboy, Moore, Haren, Sale…

    Anybody there make sense for me to ask for? Besides Sale and Moore I’m not that into any of these guys.

    • Jon says:
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      I could also include Skaggs, Tillman, Gausman or Quintana in a deal.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Okay…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Moore or Masterson

  153. Pierce says:
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    Cc or garza ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems clear from this list, no?

  154. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league. keep 5.
    who would be a better keeper for the short term over the next couple years, Alex Rios or Jedd Gyorko? I already have Machado at 3B and Anthony Rendon at 2B.

    any idea the type of player I could be looking for in a trade for Gyorko? what is the future upside of Gyorko? ..Robinson Cano? ..Brandon Phillips of the last few years? .Kyle Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko… 25 HRs, 12 steals…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  155. Dan Rydell says:
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    13 team league, 6×6 with OPS, 30 man rosters
    Looking to trade some speed and average in the outfield. Is this trade too much to give up for Trout?

    Jay Bruce, Kyle Seager, Adam Lind
    for
    Mike Trout, Martin Prado, Mike Moustakas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  156. Gareth says:
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    He Grey,

    Can you please compare my team with the guy in 1st place and give an honest assessment on who will come out on top for the second half?

  157. Gareth says:
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    My Team – SWISHMAS. 2nd place.

    C Mauer, Joe
    (1B,C) MIN 0.3201 50 8 32 0
    C Santana, Carlos
    (1B,C) CLE 0.2754 41 11 43 1
    1B Votto, Joey
    (1B) CIN 0.3182 66 15 42 3
    2B Utley, Chase
    (2B) PHI 0.2720 41 11 30 7
    3B Seager, Kyle
    (3B) SEA 0.2932 54 15 44 3
    SS Cabrera, Asdrubal
    (SS) CLE 0.2546 41 7 34 5
    MI Hill, Aaron
    (2B) ARI 0.2818 18 4 15 1
    CI Goldschmidt, Paul
    (1B) ARI 0.3125 60 21 77 9
    OF Bautista, Jose
    (OF) TOR 0.2537 61 20 55 6
    OF Cespedes, Yoenis
    (OF) OAK 0.2248 46 15 43 5
    OF Choo, Shin-Soo
    (OF) CIN 0.2874 66 13 31 11
    OF Jones, Adam
    (OF) BAL 0.2962 67 19 67 9
    OF Stanton, Giancarlo
    (OF) MIA 0.2500 23 10 27 1
    U Castro, Starlin
    (SS) CHC 0.2429 44 6 29 7
    Bench (3B) Rendon, Anthony
    (2B,3B) WAS 0.3006 22 4 14 1
    Bench (OF) Gardner, Brett
    (OF) NYY 0.2720 52 7 32 13
    Bench (OF) Puig, Yasiel
    (OF) LAD 0.3907 28 8 19 5
    Bench (U) Heyward, Jason
    (OF) ATL 0.2271 35 7 21 2
    Pitchers
    Pos Edit Active Pitchers ERA WHIP W K S
    P Bailey, Homer
    (P) CIN 3.815 1.1576 5 121 0
    P Benoit, Joaquin
    (P) DET 1.643 1.0435 2 50 8
    P Frieri, Ernesto
    (P) LAA 2.877 1.1557 0 61 22
    P Gallardo, Yovani
    (P) MIL 4.830 1.4340 7 91 0
    P Gonzalez, Gio
    (P) WAS 3.034 1.1545 7 114 0
    P Hernandez, Felix
    (P) SEA 2.531 1.0962 10 140 0
    P Holland, Greg
    (P) KC 1.800 0.9143 2 60 22
    P Lynn, Lance
    (P) STL 4.000 1.2479 11 115 0
    P Teheran, Julio
    (P) ATL 3.345 1.2301 7 94 0
    Bench (P) Burnett, A.J.
    (P) PIT 3.060 1.1700 4 110 0
    Bench (P) Fernandez, Jose
    (P) MIA 2.752 1.0796 5 103

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team looks better… Pitching and hitting, both… Not really close, I think he got lucky in the first half…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  158. Gareth says:
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    His team – TROUT FISHING. 1st place.

    C McCann, Brian
    (C) ATL 0.2905 22 12 32 0
    C Pierzynski, A.J.
    (C) TEX 0.2835 29 9 34 0
    1B Dunn, Adam
    (1B) CHW 0.2129 41 24 60 1
    2B Kendrick, Howie
    (2B) LAA 0.3097 41 11 40 6
    3B Longoria, Evan
    (3B) TB 0.2779 54 18 52 1
    SS Lowrie, Jed
    (2B,SS) OAK 0.2953 41 7 37 1
    MI Hardy, J.J.
    (SS) BAL 0.2514 36 16 52 1
    CI Donaldson, Josh
    (3B) OAK 0.3101 50 16 61 2
    OF Brantley, Michael
    (OF) CLE 0.2793 46 7 48 10
    OF Ellsbury, Jacoby
    (OF) BOS 0.3050 59 3 33 36
    OF Jennings, Desmond
    (OF) TB 0.2669 63 11 38 15
    OF McCutchen, Andrew
    (OF) PIT 0.3023 56 10 49 20
    OF McLouth, Nate
    (OF) BAL 0.2753 53 6 16 24
    U Beltre, Adrian
    (3B) TEX 0.3155 54 21 55 0
    Bench (1B) Loney, James
    (1B) TB 0.3148 39 9 43 3
    Bench (1B) Pujols, Albert
    (1B) LAA 0.2493 46 15 57 1
    Bench (OF) Rios, Alex
    (OF) CHW 0.2699 46 11 40 19
    Bench (OF) Werth, Jayson
    (OF) WAS 0.2974 38 10 33 3
    Pitchers
    Pos Edit Active Pitchers ERA WHIP W K S
    P Bumgarner, Madison
    (P) SF 3.024 0.9520 10 122 0
    P Iwakuma, Hisashi
    (P) SEA 3.015 0.9365 8 113 0
    P Kimbrel, Craig
    (P) ATL 1.528 0.9906 2 54 26
    P Mujica, Edward
    (P) STL 2.195 0.7317 2 34 26
    P Reed, Addison
    (P) CHW 3.951 1.0732 4 42 24
    P Shields, James
    (P) KC 3.208 1.2252 4 116 0
    P Strasburg, Stephen
    (P) WAS 2.991 1.1262 5 109 0
    P Uehara, Koji
    (P) BOS 1.701 0.7559 2 60 8
    P Zimmermann, Jordan
    (P) WAS 2.584 0.9673 12 95 0
    Bench (P) Fister, Doug
    (P) DET 4.016 1.2479 7 93 0
    Bench (P) Wood, Travis
    (P) CHC 2.788 1.0353 6 86 0

  159. SteveNZ says:
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    Anyone of the view that Morse is a worthwhile DL stash in a 14-team H2H league where we count OBP and AVG?

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @SteveNZ: Morse is a worthwhile stash. Depends who else is available that’s DL-eligible though.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Big Magoo: There’s not much there – Infante, Revere, Berk (no room for him on my team), Blanks, Pagan, Schafer, Bourjos…

        • Big Magoo

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          @SteveNZ: Yeah, I’d go with Morse. He doesn’t walk a whole lot, but usually hits for a solid avg (and some power, obviously). I like him the most out of those options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if there’s not many other choices…

  160. SteveS says:
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    Looking to grab Erasmo for the second half but having a hard time with who to drop in a 6×6 keeper league.

    Cain, Peavy, Latos, Garza, Lynn, Kluber, Teheran, Cole.

    Obviously Cain has had a miserable first half but has the best track record. Do you think Erasmo would be a big second half upgrade over any of these or should I stick with what I’ve got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Cole…

  161. Fungazi says:
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    Name these three OF:

    66 -13 -31 -11 -.287
    63 -11 -38 -15 – .267
    53 -14-48 -14 -.262

    Give up?

    Choo, Jennings, Pence. I could see Jennings being in the 60ish range. I know it’s already been bought up, just throwing out some numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya…

  162. Clive says:
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    Would you trade Matt Harvey (9th Rd keeper) and Puig (22nd Rd keeper) for Trout 20th rd keeper)
    Would leave me with M Moore, Grienke, S Miller, Samardzjia, Ryu, G Cole, Z Wheeler, C Archer, Peavy..
    First, is the trade a good one? Second, can that SP staff win in a 10 team H/H? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout… It’s paying a fairly high price though

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      @Clive:

      I’d stick with Harvey… Future #1, Puig good upside.

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      Hey Albright. Should I sneak add Erasmo for Nova? Better 2nd half? or Bastardo…
      Closers are:
      Balfour
      Janssen
      Perez
      Henderson
      Ziegler

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, grab Erasmo but I don’t know their matchups out of the gate…

  163. Robby D says:
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    Trying to swing a deal where I send Cargo+ PTBNL for Kershaw+PTBNL. I was hoping to either get an OF, or shore up my MI.

    His possible trade pieces are: Eaton, Franklin, Headley, Cris Carter

    I’m trying to get rid of Todd Frazier ideally, so

    What combination of players is worth Frazier and Cargo? Kershaw and Headley or Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw and Franklin

  164. Jeremy Norman says:
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    In a longtime keeper I am in first place by a decent margin. I was offered Puig and Mauer for A-Gon and McCann. Should I accept the trade and keep those guys for next year instead, accept the trade and try to flip Puig while he’s hot, or stand put? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Puig

      • Jeremy Norman says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you try to flip him or keep him for next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you can get…

  165. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Since I’m bored to tears by the lack of real baseball over the next few days, I’ve decided to experiment with a new rankings system for future years. It’s basically a scouting system for fantasy purposes. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

    1. A grade on a scale of 1-5 (1 being the worst, 5 the best) is assigned to each player in various categories

    2. Some categories are identical between position players and pitchers, while some differ

    3. The grades in each of the individual categories are combined to form an overall “fantasy” grade for each player

    The offensive categories that I’ve come up with are as follows:
    Power (1 is Juan Pierre, 5 is Giancarlo)
    Speed (1 is Jose Molina, 5 is Trout)
    Plate Discipline (1 is Josh Rutledge, 5 is Miggy)
    Durability (1 is Tulo, 5 is Prince)
    Splits (home/road and vs LH/RH)
    Park Factor (1 is AT&T Park, 5 is Coors Field)
    Age Factor (also factors in upside/decline in skills)
    Job Security

    The pitching categories are a little trickier. I have the same last five as the position players (durability, splits, park factor, age factor, job security) and to make it uniform there would need to be three pitching-specific cats.

    Should those three be stuff, control, and consistency (factoring in quality start %)? Or velocity, movement, and control? Or all four and add an offensive category?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like it would be vague in what the numbers meant… Are you combining the numbers then it becomes a cluster and doesn’t actually say what players are anymore than just looking at their numbers…

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I guess it depends on whether or not you put any stock into the 20-80 scouting system, and it’s potential application elsewhere. Same concept here, just with a fantasy twist.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, I’ll be your huckleberry… If someone has a 5 for Coors, is it the same 5 for Ellsbury speed?

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: And I’ll be your Johnny Ringo. Still tinkering with the specifics, but I’m looking at a weighted scale. Heavier toward the “toolsy” cats and decreasing as it goes down the line toward the “park factor” and “splits” type cats. Just looking to develop an all-inclusive type of rankings system – most factor in power, speed, age considerations but treat much of the other stuff as afterthoughts, you know?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but you can’t pick and choose what categories are weighed heavily depending on the player…

  166. goodfold2 says:
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    asked this earlier, but could you rank best 3 ROS for 10 teamer. out of
    cole (already own)/willy P/eovaldi/porcello/miley/santiago/capuano/cosart? Could drop Cole for one of the others if one/more are higher. also want to know who to watch out for if the one i have falters. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Santiago, Eovaldi… Depends on matchups though

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah thought i should drop cole for porcello, also wanted to see if willy P moved up after 2 or 3 great starts lately.

  167. pager24 says:
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    which side do you like? rizzo machado garza for longoria heyward kluber? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  168. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Might want to drop Cano a few spots in your rankings. That fastball on the outside of his kneecap looked rough. He’s out of the game now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Any thoughts on my previous post? Just spitballing…

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      X-rays are negative. Got him more on the quad. Fck matt harvey!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Alky Sobrera: Didn’t look good though. Appeared to be the knee rather than the quad, regardless of the media spin…

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Big Magoo: did look like the knee,they even tried to spin it while showing the replay.

  169. Derrick says:
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    Gattis or Sal Perez ros?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  170. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Thoughts on Carl Crawford for the 2nd half? He was pretty toasty before he went on the DL, and his been pretty horrid since coming off (and not playing everyday). I figured, along with most others, that Ethier would be the odd man out, but not sure what to make of it now.

    As a follow up, where would you see Crawford in relation to say Brett Gardner? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About the same between him and Gardner, Crawford has more power upside but less speed upside… Coasting on name value until he actually gets hot…

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Greystachio

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  171. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey what you think about this trade? Freeman/Pence/Hardy/Eaton for Ellsbury/Hill/Laroche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellsbury side but matters on needs

  172. Natty Boh says:
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    I need pitching is Jose Bautista and Ivan Nova too much to give up for King Felix and the great Andy Dirks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, it’s fair

  173. SpecialFNK says:
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    better keeper for 2014 plus. Jedd Gyorko or Anthony Rizzo?
    I already have Rendon at 2B and Machado at 3B (LaRoche at 1B), so I don’t need to keep Gyorko as if position mattered.
    maybe I should ask a different way. should I trade Gyorko for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  174. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Grey – Sure do hope you break even ’cause you sure do need the money. Which one of Lawrie, Utley or Headley for backup or UT? Have Hill @ 2B and just traded Harper for Wright @ 3B. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: headley over leonys in 10 teamer where i had just dropped raj davis (steals only bench guy, would only play as either low end util option/short days, steals only guy). So Headley or Leonys would fall into same category. whichever one i grab will barely play as i already have machado/wright at 3rd/util.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  175. Mookiewilson says:
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    Is Pujols/ Brown too much for Chris Sale? I’ve been tying to sell brown for over a month for a #2 / #3 SP to no avail. Currently sit first or second in HR, RBI and R and 4th in Avg. Standard 15 team where I need pitching help in all categories.

    Great write up,
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too much

  176. Rory says:
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    Choo for Peralta? My OF is your man crush, Jupton, Bruce, Pence, Bruce. My current SS is a blahtoon of Dozier and Cozart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  177. nightpandas says:
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    This year appears to be a writeoff.
    1. Going forward which 9 would you keep?
    C Zunino, Martin
    1B Morales
    2B Kinsler
    3B Rendon, Aramis
    SS Segura, Rollins
    LF Braun
    CF L Martin, Fowler, Yelich
    RF Choo, Dom Brown
    Util
    SP Scherzer, H Bailey, Dickey, Medlen, Milone, Wacha, Erasmo

    2. Could trade Segura and Bailey for a 1st Round pick, Kemp and Frazier. Do you like this trade for next year?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @nightpandas: would have to be at least scherzer/bailey/segura/kinsler/yelich/dom/braun and at least 1 of wacha/erasmo, can’t decide on the 9th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer, Kinsler, Rendon, Segura, Braun, Fowler, Choo, Brown, Bailey… I don’t like that trade

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: good thing i’m not in any keepers, as i seem to not value playing experience enough here.

  178. Derrick says:
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    Rollins or Andrus ros?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  179. jason batteiger says:
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    I saw you now have Miller over Aybar ROS? Not worried about him starting all the time? He’s hitting half of his hits for extra bases, with normal Babip, low average (doubles and triples regression coming, or could turn into homers also). The league in question has Hits/avg/total bases/steals/homers/rbi/runs as offensive cats. Aybar’s been doing pretty ok for 16 teamer. Miller for sure would project at more runs (lineup spot) but i’m more in need of bases/hits/avg/rbi’s. Their total bases per at bat and runs/rbi’s per at bat are similar. Miller’s hitting in better part of the order, if that stays steady. I’m guessing Miller would eventually hit more homers. Neither have much steals, but Aybar has steals history. Average is very different with both. Thing i’m most worried about is that Miller’s only been doing this for like 60 or so at bats, and could lose playing time if he regresses at all, and even now he’s only hitting like .240. Rutledge got demoted (he had more experience and was hitting better, too). Due to 16 teamer (even if Miller is being projected as better for ROS) Aybar would likely be grabbed quickly if I dropped him. If that was parlayed with Miller losing at bats I would be completely screwed at SS, and would have to go back to Florimon or somebody like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Aybar for now…

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: I saw you say miller over aybar in a yesterday question, I just saw earlier today said aybar over andrelton/miller. Obv in a few weeks if Miller is still getting crazy extra base hit rate along with average uptick we have a new ballgame. Needs bigger sample size, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a coin flip at this point with Miller and Aybar, depends on needs and how badly you need some upside… If the league’s deep, keep Aybar because you will lose him…

  180. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Pardon my fawning, but your dedication to this site and readers is pretty admirable (or very concerning to a psychologist, lol). Answering questions while on vacation and shizz. Goes for the entire staff really, and it’s what keeps me coming back to razzball over any other blog/espn-yahoo-cbs type site. Baseball, dedication, and banana stands!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem… Glad to help!

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        And glad for those 6 cents/mo from the site, amirite?!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah!

        • Prezz says:
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          @Alky Sobrera: grey couldnt quit if he tried.. behind the mustache and daquiri breath, he loves us.. not to mention, theres no Elecrronic Commentor device he can use to ease himself off.. although,im sure rudy could make one.

          • oh, grey eases himself off with something electronic all right…

            • Prezz says:
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              @Rudy Gamble: hey now! *bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*

  181. UhOh says:
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    Traded Segura, Yu, Puig and Liriano and got back Hanley, J Upton, Rizzo and Homer Bailey. Did I screw up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine…

  182. Jason Katnip says:
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    Judging by his action in the all star game, Kipnis is going to repeat his first half

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, don’t think All-Star game is much indication of anything…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: damn, and I was counting on Cespedes hitting at least 25 HR per game…there goes my h2h season.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @royce!: sure it is, goldy’s gonna hit .500 ROS with a 1.5 OPS and Dread Pirate’s gonna have a 100% K rate, but also get a steal every time he’s on base with an open base, which will only occur when he pinch runs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  183. Alky Sobrera says:
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    I was going to write a comment about how it’s nice to finally watch a manager go for the win, because Leyland let miggy/davis/jones get 3ABs a piece, played bullpen matchups, and looked like he might let Trout play the whole game with the reserve AL OFs being meh. Then he brought in Torii Hunter to hit for Trout and play CF. I am so sick of the ASG!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: wasn’t his team winning by 3 when he yanked trout, and his pitchers had allowed like 2 hits to that point.

  184. Sniff Test says:
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    Rickie Weeks or Brad Miller…kind of sounds like a silly question, but I got to ask.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably just go with Weeks, but could see it going either way…

  185. Kyle says:
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    I totally agree with you that Myers could be the very latter end of top 100 for ROS. My question is how come the hitter tron always has him in negative $? I’m guessing its because of small sample size for him but is there any way to change that? I use that tool to adjust my lineup and he’s always considered a don’t start. I thankfully got his 2 steals in the last 2 games. Thanks!

  186. Larry says:
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    How far down the list do I go until I stop when trying to find a good trade return for Ryan Braun in a five keeper league (no prices, keep forever), 7×7 with obp & slg.

    Can finish at best 2nd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s still young enough to not be completely killed by this in a keep forever league… Probably look around the top 30 if I could get one…

  187. Mike says:
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    Two trades who wins each?

    1) pujols for cliff lee

    2) cuddyer, crisp, fister for sale, Leonys, Cain

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Depends on needs 2) Depends on needs… Sale side, maybe slight edge

      • Mike says:
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        1- I got lee because I’m in need of whip and era help big time

        Thanks for the feedback

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  188. Jason Katnip says:
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    Was there a terrorist group in Venezuela holding Salvador Perez’ family hostage unless he was an All-Star? Like seriously how is that dude in this game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: with his defensive skills/high average/durability it sounds like the only way he got on the roster was either a coaching choice (likely) or even player voted in. Can’t see there being even close to enough K.C. fans to put him in. Scutaro was a bench player, probably chosen by Bochey.

  189. Jason Katnip says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I sneak add Erasmo for Nova ROS? or Bastardo?
    Closers:
    Balfour
    Janssen
    Perez
    Henderson
    Ziegler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  190. Mookiewilson says:
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    Would you do Pujols for Latos straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but I’d prefer Pujols

  191. Jason Katnip says:
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    an Au Shizz sighting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  192. HAPPY TIM-MCCARVER’S-LAST-ALL-STAR-GAME-SO-WE-ARE-HALFWAY-TO-TURNING-THE-VOLUME-BACK-ON EVERYONE!! just have to make it through one more muted world series!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  193. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    anybody not believing in porcello should seriously look at DET’s ROS schedule. Other than 1 series at home vs OAK at end of Aug, then a series at Bos start of Sept, they have NO difficult matchups, at all. Even if half of the staff got hurt the backup starters would have great stream spots. It’s like 5 series’ against WSOX/a few vs KC,MIN,1 vs Marlins,at least 3 vs CLE. CLE really is the 3rd hardest matchup(s) here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  194. MB says:
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    What do you think of trading Sale and Laroche for Butler and Hamels?

    trying to buy low hoping to get extreme positive results

    thanks

    I see you love you some Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  195. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Any particular reason you expect Tulo to only hit .274? Careeer .295 hitter with a post break career mark of .321. Just seems a bit low. But, I understand it if the reasoning is you feel his rib issue isn’t fully healed and could linger. I mean the dude came back but was/is wearing a freakin vest similar to what QB’s wear…that’s NOT a red flag at all…ha. Did I just answer my question? I think I did!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: i thought the same thing about a-gon and braun. Those averages seem low. Even when Braun’s power/speed near dead since april, he still hit craploads of singles to keep the average healthy. A-Gon goes through massive slumps but still is hitting over 300 very deep into year. He also sometimes just rattles off like 5 doubles in a week with a few other hits. Maybe A-gon’s Babip is high for him, but i know braun’s is always high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, injury concerns… I went ultra-conservative on his projections…

  196. AJ says:
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    So I offered up Freeman/Pence/ Hardy/ Eaton for Ellsbury/Hill/ Laroche ..he wants Reyes instead of Hardy…Yay or Nay? Brad Miller is available on the wire if I need another SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nay

  197. B-rude says:
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    Offered Heyward/Greinke for Starlin/Verlander..pull the trigger or hold?

    • B-rude says:
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      @B-rude: also, my SS is brad miller and my OF’s are J. Upton, Pence, Agon, Werth, Heyward and Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  198. goodfold2 says:
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    i see the cardinals are now trying to get garza, they’d mess everybody up if they added that guy. Also Carmart would be a drop in any size league, even i’d do it immediately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart isn’t starting anyway… Maybe 5 games all year…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: he’ll be gone when peavy’s activated, which is soon.

  199. goodfold2 says:
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    after waiting to see one more good janssen save opp (he did great) is my
    perkins/choo for opp’s janssen/rios a good move? i asked this around a week ago, but then janssen looked bad and got yanked with 1 out left, right as delabar made the all star game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  200. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey. Why must you Jinx Hanley? Stop it and take it back please. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brooke: They being the DodgersMea culpa!

  201. TheNewGuy says:
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    Bloody hell this post is long already.

    Anyway finally found a taker for Harvey in my H2H league (shouldnt have been that hard really should it…). Got Annabelle for him, who was the guy I wanted the least outve all the offers I made (always works like that doesnt it?).

    Anyway should I be satisfied? At least Ive got him for the playoffs, and he was pitching acelike beofore his injury (didnt he throw a no no too? I forget, theres so many these days).

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: no no hitter for anabal, but he did have like 17 K’s one game. So he had that going for him.

  202. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Hey Grey :Why did you leave off Mariano Rivera?

  203. RedRox says:
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    Which side: Pujols+Straus for Zimmerman/Pujols

  204. Romo says:
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    was offered Allen Craig for sergio romo. have kenley, and joaquin benoit as my other closers.
    deal or no deal?

  205. bees knees says:
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    grey,
    can you:

    1. rank these SP going forwarD?
    kluber, porcello, wily peralta, gorzellany

    2. rank these OF going forward?
    coco, sanquentin, byrd, markakis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bees knees: Kluber, Porcello… Coco, Markakis

  206. the tone ranger says:
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    hi grey.

    can you put these keepers in order of who you like? The rounds they can be kept in are in parenthesis. thank you very much

    miguel cab (1), j.votto(2), justin-upton (3), dom brown (14), brandon belt (15), machado (22), Rizzo (24), o.taveras & xander bogaerts could both be kept in the last round (27)

  207. Hondo says:
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    8 of the top 40 on a 21 man roster.I’m so cool,I wish I would have stayed in school.Friggin’ military made me drop out.

    However,I blame Peter Angelos for making me want to leave town.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo: ‘Oops,actually it’s 9.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        i think 4.5 came from your advice.LOL-Hence the daiquiris.

        I might want a Bud Light returned for the Frazier/Rutledge stuff,but just give the Cougar one for a wedding gift.

        See,the sooner grounds for divorce are established,the safer your $$ will be.
        .

        • Grey

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          Haha

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          @Hondo:

          I wouldn’t have waited for Goldy without your strong advice,thanks Bro.I would’ve probably blown my 1st round pick on Pujols instead of Cano.But if Cano’s knee is effed up,I’m putting that on you.Cause it’s your fault that Harvey nailed him.
          Yes-your fault.

          • Grey

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            I need Cano, so the early reports are right…

  208. chillmodious says:
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    I’m getting to this a day late, but an important question came to mind when reading the Aaron Hill blurb…

    Is he going to have to live out the rest of his life like an average schnook?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @chillmodious: as opposed to an inconsistent schnook?

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @chillmodious: pun point recorded and it’s in the ledger. I was reading the first one saying to myself, did this guy quote the greatest movie ever….Henry Hill/ Aaron Hill double pun point word score

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: HA! “Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be a Razzballer…” Hmm, doesn’t sound quite right.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @chillmodious: ” Damn it feels good to be a Razzballer, A real Razzballer Commenta plays his card right” that doesn’t sound quite right either.

  209. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    What did you buy at the vape stores?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’m now walking around the casino with a MVP charging my phone, what-what? It’s amazing… So glad I got it, but… BUT It wasn’t hitting very strong… And I had it on 5.0. I think I needed to charge it overnight, which I did and just woke up so we’ll see today…. Oh, and I got Pink Starburst vape…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: one of my buddies has been puffing on that flavor lately. If you want a better puff then go mechanical

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: also tank makes a big difference, I have gone purely wick tanks, better flavor, better puff. Did you get a wrap for your MVP?

        • Grey

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          Nah, no wrap… I have the wick tanks but I like to change my flavors often and the wick tanks tend to hold flavor forever… Pull is pretty weak today even after charging overnight… I might need to use old mechanism for puffing and this one for charging…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I have smoke my buddies and got huge clouds, Might want to get some new tanks. Damn, I’m just going to need to send you some stuff

            • Grey

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              Yeah, I’m an invalid with electronics… It’s a daily miracle that Razzball is here, combined with a huge headache by our web mistress… I need to get new tanks for MVP first, and if that doesn’t work then I’ll panic…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I’ll ask the hommie what tanks work best with it.

                • Grey

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                  Sweet… At Pawn Stars now, just went to Counting Cars…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: you might have it up too high, I took one of mine down to 3.8 and it worked better, try different temp settings….and be patient about and don’t yell at it, it won’t make it work any better

                • Grey

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                  Haha… I was thinking that, as I’m at a 5 now and yelling a lot!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: try a 4 and watch your tone mister…..I love the Count

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: This whole business sounds more stressful than giving up smoking altogether.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @SteveNZ: hey man, I’m just trying get MY FIX over here, I don’t need your crap

                    • Grey

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                      Haha… Enough to make you wanna start smoking! I think the different settings and contraptions give you some busy work to take your mind off smoking…

  210. Frank Lynch says:
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    So Grey… Would you trade Latos n Holliday for Harvey, Chen and Rizzo??? If it matters i can maybe get Gordon instead of Rizzo

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        What about Holliday for Ryu or carpenter and Chen

        • Grey

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          I’d do it for either… Chen first

          • Frank White says:
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            Who would u rather have? Carpenter or Ryu?

            • Frank White says:
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              Oh also, I let go of Kluber the same time you let him go. How pissed are you? Lol.. Are you picking him back up??

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Frank White: everybody around here has picked him back up in as many spots as possible. His XFIP rules.

              • Grey

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                I did pick him up again, yeah

            • Grey

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              Carpenter who?

  211. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to pick 3 of the following for this week. Slim pickins, i know. Who do you like?

    Doubront vs nyy
    Peavy vs atl
    Straily @ laa
    Correia vs cle
    Eovaldi @ mil
    Saunders @ hou
    Gaudin vs ari

    Thanks.

    • Grey

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      @Herschel: Saunders, Gaudin, Doubront

  212. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    If you had to pick an entire offensive lineup Friday, who do you think would do the most damage?
    STL vs Marquis
    BOS vs Pettite
    TB @ Esmil Rogers
    COL vs Smardjizza

    • chillmodious says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Gotta be Colorado, right? Samardzija + Coors = PITCHING STAT DEATH. Although… based on what I know about getting either Samardzija/Some-agita, he’ll probably be a sonofabench with 8 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, and 11 Ks.

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        @chillmodious: I don’t know, he’s the best pitcher of the bunch by a landslide. It’s not like EVERY pitcher that starts in Coors gets lit up. I’m kinda leaning Boston.

  213. Mike says:
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    Reyes or Segura ROS?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Mike: Segura (it’s the point of the ranking)

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Fungazi: the lower the number, the better the player. It’s the univerisity of inversity!

  214. Mike says:
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    Would untrade Dom Brown and Rafael Soriano for either Reyes or Segura??
    Need MI help
    Thanks!!

  215. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Grey Worm,

    12 team H2h QS + K/9 league…

    Lose Archer and Milone for Gee and Miley, who both have favorable matchups coming up? We have deep benches so I’ve been able to afford holding out on Milone, but is he a streamer ROS?

    Thanks Unsullied

  216. Slojup says:
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    Gyorko or Lawrie ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko… Toss up…

  217. Mike says:
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    ugh.. still need a catcher. Kyle Kendrick for Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine

  218. Pope says:
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    This is awful, but which old man is a better DL stash, Aramis or Konerko?

    I guess Cahill, Morrow, Niese are out there too, I just have an open DL spot and I’m looking to stash anyone there.

    • Grey

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      Aramis