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Funny that Mark Trumbo has a stress fracture in his foot, because I now have a stress fracture in my stress-bearing frontal lobe.  “You wanna remember your anniversary with the Cougar or Mark Trumbo’s recovery timetable?”  Shut up, frontal lobe, I hate you!  I wish you were dead!  *wavy lines*  Hey, I have no frontal lobe anymore.  Cool, I really like this episode of The Big Bang Theory.  They are a gang of funny people!  I wish Slystevesr Stallone would do more movies.  He’s so awesome.  Slvester?  Why is there a red line under that?  Damn, I can’t spell my favorite movie star’s name without my frontal lobe!  *wavy lines*  Okay, I’m glad I have a frontal lobe, but not glad I have Mark Trumbo on multiple deep league teams.  Wah, wah, wah, that’s the sound of my sad Trumbone.  This could mean more playing time for Tony Campana — SAGNOF! — or steady playing time for Cody Ross — um, AGNOF!, I guess.  Last time Trumbo had a stress fracture — how many stress fractures does this guy have? — he was laid up for close to six months.  Yay.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Wade Miley – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  75 career games started, still doesn’t have a complete game.  Miley sure doesn’t go the distance.  *high-five self*  On the fo’really, Miley doesn’t usually profile as a guy that Ks many hitters — around 6.5 K/9 last year — but so far this year he has a 8.5 K/9.  His velocity has gone up a tick, he’s thrown the slider a shizzton and has nearly dropped the change from his arsenal completely.  This could be small sample size noise, as they say in The Puppetry of the Penis, but I could see looking at him in what the Stream-o-Nator deems a solid next matchup.

Aaron Hill – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and a homer short of the cycle.  About to go from Aaron to Zzizzle.

Aaron Harang – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, his ERA is at 0.85.  Peyton Manning could hit .300 for the Rockies, and I feel like Matt Ryan could throw a 3.00 ERA for the Braves.  With everyone so excited about The Harangutan, Jane Goodall is getting jealous.  “That ugly SOB is all mine!”  That’s Jane screaming at a camera crew that is sitting outside of her house.  Harang is fine for the time being, but don’t get too comfortable with him, he will start flinging crap at some point.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks.  Now that he’s thrown a clean inning, I’d feel fine with dropping Carpenter and Walden.  Not on each other, that would hurt.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Allow me to read from my book, You Will Know My Eovaldi.  Chapter One, The Challenge to Get People to Pick Him Up.  The text:  Pick him up!  Chapter Two:  Reread Chapter One.  The text:  Reread chapter one!  I wonder if I can get Simon & Schuster interested.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-4, hitting .314.  Within a week, Furcal will return with tales of what the country was like during our bicentennial and will kick Dietrich out.

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 7 ER vs. Tyler Chatwood (6 IP, 5 ER).  In Coors Field, you don’t want to pitch to the score.

Mike Morse – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers.  Hitting in Coors is the MLB equivalent of the Make-A-Wish foundation and for the first time Morse was happy he can’t ever stay healthy.

Hector Sanchez – 2-for-6, 5 RBIs and two homers as he started in front of Buster Posey.  Guy at the bar, “You see what the catcher for the Giants did today?  Two homers!”  You, “Posey?!”  *looking at box score*  Holy sit!

Brandon Hicks – 3-for-6 and his 2nd homer.  Guy at the bar, “You see what the Giants 2nd baseman did today?”  You, “Um… Marco Scutaro?  No, that’s not him.  Uh, age of Arias?  Wait, I’ll get it.  Eugenio Velez?  No, that’s wrong.  Okay, I give up.”  Brandon Hicks has bounced around a ton of organizations because he strikes out about a third of the time, could even push 40% with enough playing time, which will mean he might not hit .200, but he does have some pop and speed.  In NL-Only leagues, you can do worse, but only barely.

Jhoulys Chacin – Could return on April 29th.  The day of the Mayan apocalypse!  Well, the 18th reiteration of the Mayan apocalypse.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs with the slam (5) & legs (6), and he’s top three on our Player Rater with Adam Wainwright and Giancarlo.  The NAAWPTSLCP will be so proud.  That’s the National Association for the Advancement of White People That Sound Like Colored People.

Justin Morneau – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Now, boys and four girls, the caterpillar is concussed and calling Joe Mauer, Jimbo First Base Baggins.  Okay, turn the page.  Now we see the caterpillar is hitting in Coors and it’s becoming a butterfly.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  It’s cool if a guy wants to get his walks under control a little bit more, but at the expense of Ks?  That’s famardkin bullzija!

Justin Ruggiano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, but was helped off the field after going wildly after a ball.  You can’t go north of the wall!

Pedro Strop – Blew a 3-run lead (2 BB, 1 single) with a little help from his friends (Castro error, Russell let both inherited runners score).  Here’s the suggested title for the Chicago sports pages, “Strop.  Drop.  Runs.”  If Rondon is out there in your league, I’d look to grab him.

Martin Perez – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He was the first pitcher in my rankings tier, “Come here, Dumpling Face.”  Even if this is your first day reading Razzball — hey, noob!  Your fly is open!  Psyche!  How could I know that?  I’m standing behind you, whispering this in your ear, not standing in front of you, dur! — you can assume from the tier name, I liked these guys.  So, there’s no reason to ask if I like Perez.  I’ve been liking him since I wrote the rankings in December/January.  Now, of course, his ERA isn’t going to stay at 1.42, but he’s not hiding many red flags.  His WHIP is 0.92, his xFIP is 3.37 and his K-rate is 5.45.  He’s around a 6 K-rate pitcher with a 3.50 ERA.  Still worth owning everywhere, but he’s not the second coming of Sidd Finch.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Hey, it’s my boy!  Atta boy!  I’ve heard some grumblings that Gray is a sell high.  Not atta boy?  You fishing for derision from Grey with an E?  Right now, Gray’s xFIP is 3.23 and his K-rate is 8.72.  Circle back and look at Martin Perez’s numbers.  Sure, Gray’s WHIP isn’t terrific, and his velocity was down in his first two starts, but now his velocity is back up.  Don’t make me come back here!

Chris Tillman – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER and the conshellation prize.  Well, that’s one way to regress from a 1.71 ERA.  Guess we should’ve heeded the Stream-o-Nator‘s concern.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and two homers.  It’s always fun to see how he’s going to get to 27 homers.  If he’ll get there all in six weeks then get injured for four months or if he’ll get to, say, 15 then get hurt for a month, then return for ten homers, then to the DL then come back for two more.

Matt Wieters – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Since I have him on a few teams, I hope this is finally the year he breaks out.  Yes, this is all about me.

Chris Davis – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer as he took the lead back from his namelganger, Khris Davis.  Only to have Khris make his owners jump-jump and hit a homer about an hour later.  Since Chris went in the first round of nearly every draft and Khris went around 200, I’m guessing there’s many people in the Chris camp that hope it’s not a close race all year.  To be continued.  Or not.  Depends on my level of emoji.

Dustin McGowan – 4 IP, 6 ER.  Dustin looked fine on the diamond until the 5th inning, then Screech.

Brett Lawrie – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer and 2nd in as many games.  His .165 average with five homers is making Pedro Alvarez look like Tony Gwynn, but, you know, less zaftig.

Jose Reyes – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Don’t worry, he’ll keep going until he’s hitting at least .300.

Michael Wacha – 4 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 10 Ks.  Hopefully he doesn’t get bumped from the rotation for Trevor Bauer.  Oh, wait, that’s Danny Salazar.  Two weeks ago Salazar was the first pitcher to have 10 Ks in 3 2/3 IP, and yesterday Wacha tied him.  Jim Evans from Elias Sports Bureau Skype’d Michael Wacha to see his reaction, and Michael Wacha said, “Shut up, dork,” and hung up.

Matt Carpenter – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Last year, he would’ve had five runs and six RBIs if he had four hits.  Murray Chass blames newfangled baseball stats.

Jon Niese – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Niese credited his start to his regimented training during filming of MTV’s The Grind.

Kyle Farnsworth – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  He’s gonna get worse before someone else takes the job and gets better.  Cust kayin’.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  He could hit 20 homers and a .250 average over the course of a season.  If that doesn’t sound great, it’s not.

Josh Fields – 1/3 IP, 3 ER and the blown save.  After the game, Fields said, “They like me.  They really like hitting against me.”

Chris Carter – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Since I said yesterday he could hit seven homers in seven days, I’ll amend that to six homers in the next six days.

Chris Young – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  Even more surprising was Dexter Fowler’s caught stealing while Young was on the mound.  When Zunino threw the ball to 2nd base, at first the infielders thought they were doing a pop-up drill.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers.  Hopefully this will call off the lynch mob in the comments looking to drop Seager like Ice Cube tried to drop Da Lench Mob from his Wikipedia page.  “I told you to edit that sh*t!  I’m doing family-friendly movies now!”

Taijuan Walker – Will play catch on Monday.  Super, maybe he’ll go for ice cream afterwards and tell his fantasy owners about his first crush.  Throw in a game already!

Erasmo Ramirez – Mariners might remove him from the rotation.  A guy with a 6.75 ERA?  Really?  Wow, crazy.  Next thing you know, they’re gonna have Brandon Maurer start in his place.  Oh, they are.  Maurer is like Joe Mauer only a pitcher and more Mauer-y.  Maurer is around a 7 K-rate guy with pretty iffy control.  In AL-Only leagues, you do what you have to, but I wouldn’t touch him in mixed leagues until he shows something.

Nick Franklin – Optioned to the minors, because the Mariners just like messing with him.

Josh Johnson – Will have his 2nd Tommy John surgery.  I hope he brought his stamp card with him!

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Rule number one with a Hodgepadre?  Don’t feed them after midnight.  Rule number two:  Don’t let them out in direct sunlight.  Rule number three?  Don’t start them in away games.

Jean Segura – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer because he doesn’t want to be batting eighth!  Eighth?  Really?  Can’t they even sneak him into 7th?  Oy.

Francisco Rodriguez – 1 IP, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA and his 9th save.  Apologies to my wife, but he was the best pick up of my life!

Kyle Lohse – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Trust me, I’m looking for warning signs, because I haven’t liked him at all in the past and am half expecting him to lohse his shizz, but he looks ownable and startable everywhere right now.

Alfredo Simon – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  If you pick him up, at some point he will kill you and not just in the double-homicide-but-I-was-taking-my-Persian-cat-to-get-its-shots-so-I-have-an-alibi type way.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  They call him Bruce with the Kung Fu Hustle!

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4 and another homer.  Down to only needing one more for April?  Well, in that case, let’s up it, because I don’t want him to stop on my account.  How about three more?

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  If The Emoticon is a mainstay in the Tigers rotation, I’d definitely own him.  I don’t 100% feel like that is the case though, and wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the bullpen within the month.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  In related news, Frank Thomas has hired one of the best copyright attorneys in Chicago.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he hits atop the White Sox lineup.  I get the sense Ventura really likes Semien.   Somewhere, Nolan Ryan giggled.

Chris Colabello – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  The power of Chris compels you (to pick him up)!  The power of Chris compels you (to pick him up)!  The power of Chris compels you (to pick him up)!

Jake Odorizzi – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  If Cobb, Moore and Hellickson weren’t all injured, Odorizzi wouldn’t even be in the rotation anymore.  That does not mean you need to leave him in your fantasy rotation.

Ryan Zimmerman – Is still unable to grip a bat, but did some running in a pool.  Hopefully it’s the pool from Cocoon.

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 2nd steal as he bats .293.  No foolin’, you should own Espinosa if he’s available in your league.  I don’t know if the Ghost of Wee Willie Keeler inhabited his body, but he looks like a much better hitter than last time we saw him last year.  I highly doubt it was the Ghost of Wee Willie Keeler though, since the modern human’s salt intake is so much higher now, it’s really hard for a ghost to possess someone in those conditions.

Jose Lobaton – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Strangely enough, he goes by the nickname J. Lo and he sings about Louboutins.

Jered Weaver – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  If you took away his name and just looked at his line, you’d think he was just any random schmohawk who had a fair game.  And he kinda is.

Ernesto Frieri – 1/3 IP, 4 ER and the blown save (as if it’s not obvious).  Is it me or does he give up a homer to the first batter he faces in every game?  (It’s not me.)  Frieri is such straight garbage.  The Sciosciapath isn’t dealing with a high-priced free agent that the club just got.  I really see no reason why he doesn’t go to Joe Smith.  I’ve picked up Captain Joe Smith like I was Pocahontas in heat in every league where I could.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Now he can save your season!  Or pitch about as well as Dallas Keuchel.  I’m kinda, kinda.  Obviously a healthy Hamels is better on your team than not.  Now you have DL room for Trumbo.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  He’s had some cushy matchups to start the year, but he’s pfft’ing all the concerns I had for him in the preseason.  His Ks are back in a big way and he’s gone back to his slider that he nearly abandoned last year.  He looks like a top five pitcher right now, and gets the Twins next time out, so double your pleasure if you own him.

Justin Masterson – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Far from a “Hey, he’s back!”-type start, but also not a “God, get him off my team”-type start either.  Basically, Masterson gives you no idea how he’s going to pitch on any given day.  Fun times!

Michael Brantley – 1-for-3 and his 4th steal.  Brantley filmed a half-hour special on ESPN called “The Decision” about which fantasy team he wanted to play for this year and he chose mine.  Thanks, Mike!

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Right now, Mostsuckass could make a tossed salad taste good!

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer of the year.  His abuelita was sitting on a cloud above the stadium yesterday with Fatty Arbuckle and Babe Ruth.  Salvador was not the only one getting lucky.

Daniel Nava – Optioned to the minors since Victorino is set to return.  So, that leaves the outfield at Sizemore, JBJ, Victorino and Gomes, who is more of a llama until he gets over that hump.  When the Sawx face lefties, Sizemore should sit with Victorino in line for everyday at-bats while healthy.  The ‘while healthy’ is the size of Gilbert Grape’s mom.

John Lackey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks.  He got Teixeira three times, Soriano twice, Jeter once, Beltran once, Mantle once– Oh, wait, this wasn’t Old Timer’s Day.

Michael Pineda – Ejected for using a foreign substance.  Razzball Exclusive!  Here’s what Pineda was watching the night before in his hotel room:

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  1. Ryan says:
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    Colabello is out there in my 10 team h2h and he’s hard to ignore. Should I drop Adam eaton for him?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Ryan: eaton is very dispensable in a 10-teamer…

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Ryan: A 2 position player with 26 ribies going on 90% should not be ignored in any league. batting 346 also that’s a hot streak you got to ride

  2. Fister Furbush says:
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    The YouTube video made laugh pretty good.
    However, I’m still waiting for the a Mets to give Bobby Abreu a bat just to have him take one for the team. Like this major leaguer once did!

    http://youtu.be/L9XkWdi45VM

  3. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Ernesto Frieri serving up uglier meatballs than his garlic-loving nephew Guy

      • Papajeansegura says:
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        @Grey: Comment of the year

  4. Troy says:
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    Time to cut miller? Not many options out there, believe Espinosa is there and gennett is also out there for mi. Espinosa probably doesn’t have a season Long job n gennett will be batting 7th or 8th in no time.. Blah why miller… WHY

    • Chunk says:
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      Crawford owned?

      • Chunk says:
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        @Moscowitz: @Chunk: Because I cut Miller for Crawford.

        • Troy says:
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          @Chunk: Crawford is there but he’s wful not real excited to own him either. I’ll grab gennett if miller doesn’t turn it around

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Troy: Scooter

  5. JB says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team HTH category league: Collabello has 8 games at DH and needs two more to be eligible in my league. I have Adam Dunn at DH and don’t have a free roster spot. Should I put a bid on Collabello tonight and drop Dunn and just go without a DH for potentially the next two weeks or should I wait or pass? I already have Dozier at 2B so I don’t love the idea of two Twins in my starting lineup but it still seems like an upgrade from Dunn. I also only have $65 left in my FAAB so I don’t want to make any unnecessary lateral moves. I can only afford to bid like $2 or $3. Thanks for your expertise, as always!
    C Mesoraco
    1B Freeman
    2B Dozier
    3B Beltre
    SS Hanley
    OF Trout
    OF J. Upton
    OF Rios
    DH Dunn
    OF Holliday
    B Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Bid $3

  6. GreyisAlright says:
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    Scherzer for Greinke and Alex White…which side?

  7. Moscowitz says:
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    Its getting ridculous… Gyorko is hitting around .100 and i am still tossing him out on regular basis. Grey please, is this guy for real? Now Seager or this bum ROS?

    • Streaming Leake says:
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      @Moscowitz: Nothing to see here. There hasn’t been a reference to The Gokyor in “what else I saw yesterday” since the ‘I told you’ so on April 14, after he hit his only homer following the April 11 Buy recommendation. Gokyor is this year’s Rutledge. He has a lifetime slash of .234/.291/.414 with 146 k in 147 games, and is hitting in baseball’s worst offense. I like his 2B/3B eligibility, but If he isn’t a drop, he is a bench stash at best while you wait it out. He is unplayable at this point.

      • maven says:
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        @Streaming Leake:

        just dropped him for Espinosa in a 12 teamer.

    • Andrew D says:
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      Gyorko is vomit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What? He got a steal yesterday! Yeah, he’s slumping, hopefully he comes out of it…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s been sucky for real stats, but his BABIP is ridiculously low right now -.176. His LD% is a bit low compared with last yr but still within range, and while his K rate is slightly higher than last year, (27% vs. 23%) his BB rate is higher too (10% vs 6%) – so he’s seeing the ball still. With a FB% thats right at where it was last year, his HR/FB % is also ridiculously low – just 4.8% vs 15% last year.

        Maybe he starts getting a few more of those flyballs over the wall and his BABIP rises and what are we talking about? Gyorko is aight, yo.

        Seems like there’s some upside here for those who can be patient.

        • Grey

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          It’s 3rd week in April, I’m not worried yet…. It’s not he’s supposed to be a .330 hitter… He hits 4 homers over the next week and he’d be way above last year’s pace…

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: Ok got it, this is why he is still on my team but would you prefer him over Seager over the course of a whole season?

  8. JB says:
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    Now a pitching question if you don’t mind! 10-team HTH league with a 12 GS max: Dickey was dropped do I put in a bid? It seems like a no-brainer but I hate to drop a guy like Mejia or Hammel who are so hot right now for Dickey who has been terrible and I can’t afford to bench him until he turns it around. Should I save my money or bid? If so, how much and who should I drop? Thx!
    1 Darvish
    2 Iwakuma
    3 Gray
    4 Liriano
    5 Porcello
    6 Pineda
    7 Kluber
    8 Eovaldi
    9 Hammel
    10 Mejia
    DL Latos
    DL Walker

    • Miles says:
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      @JB: Dickey is garbage. Don’t do it, unless you are in a 14 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Hold

  9. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Whenever they get around to DLing Trumbo, who’s the add? Aoki, fowler, Ozuna, morse, dozier.

    Second, porcello continues to prove you right, but would you rather have him, Smyly, or Eovaldi?

    Great read as usual!

    • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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      @Battle of the Sleepers: or add Leonys to the Trumbo replacement list too, if that changes your answer.

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: I need what I lost with Trumbo–HR. I was already losing that category, now its worse.

    • EB says:
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      @Battle of the Sleepers: Dozier is by far the best add IMO. Definite 20/20 season in the works at 2b is valuable not to mention the run scoring. Aoki is just too poor in the counting stats. 50 rbi and 75 runs and 20 steals is going to set you back in the outfield. If you go outfield I would try Ozuna.

      • Travis says:
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        @EB: Its for a UTIL slot, so either works. Just need power, and thats what Aoki lacks. I like 20/20…

  10. Tmac says:
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    Is Teheran good value for freeman? I have pujos as another 1b.
    So, trade freeman to get Teheran? Just trying to figure Freeman’s value in a trade to get a pitcher.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Tmac:

      Aim higher or get two Teheran level guys.

  11. Rob says:
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    E young and Harang for Trumbo? You told me Trumbo side. Ugggggh.

    • @Rob: I hate when people can’t predict the future.

    • Tony Starks says:
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      @Rob: Hopefully you’re kidding. Because most people ask for advice so they can point the blame at someone if it doesn’t work out. Which is crap. ANYONE would’ve told you to take the Trumbo side in that trade

    • Ty Wiggington says:
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      @Rob: Harang and Young are f*cking trash and so are you if you are seriously complaining.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Rob: that trade looks more even now, unless Trumbo comes back

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Rob: 100% of the committee of everyone and always would have said Trumbo side. Chill

  12. Cold Never Bother Sonny Gray says:
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    Seager was dropped in my 10 team h2h non keeper league

    I just made a two for one trade and <i have an open roster spot.

    Pick up Seager and look to trade him? or grab Mesoraco, M Perez, or J Chavez?

    I have C Santana at catcher , Miggy at 3rd and Longoria in Utility and a pitching staff of tehrehan, wacha,, s miller, liriano, s gray, d salazar, y venturua.

    • Jesus, Duda says:
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      Personally, id pick up Mesoraco, Seager, and Perez and dump Kzar and another player.

      If you don’t want to dump another player I’d pick up Meso and Perez for the open spot and Kzar.

  13. schtickball says:
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    grey, walden or rondon for a saves+holds league?

    • Andrew D says:
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      Rondon, kimbrel isnt going anywhere

      • schtickball says:
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        @Andrew D: saves and holds are 1 category in my league.

  14. Mateo says:
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    Trade Fielder for Pujols?

  15. Bostondirtdogs says:
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    Smyly Bucholz or Salzer???

  16. Swfcdan says:
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    What do you call someone in your league thats always tying to be first to snagging new closers? I have Frieri and was just about to pick up Joe Smith and find he’s already been taken by that guy. And of course he misses out on Walden/Carpenter but nothing happened to Kimbrel. Argh, nothing more frustrating.

    • G-Money says:
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      @Swfcdan: we call him a fucking asshole. I feel your frustration.

    • Big W says:
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      @Swfcdan: early bird gets the worm bud… that’s life. Get the rotoworld app and keep checking it every 5 minutes and stay on top of you shizz… don’t complain otherwise.

      Was that too harsh?

  17. James says:
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    dynasty leauge (keep everyone forever, so think about this year, next and possible long term value).

    My Stanton for his Goldschmidt

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @James: Goldschmidt

    • Hawk says:
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      @James:

      Stanton

  18. Principal Blackman says:
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    Nicely done on the Dustin Diamond err McGowan blurb.

  19. Sherm says:
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    Ahem. An ode to Mark Trumbo:

    While ye were good, we loved ye, Trumbone
    but now that ye’re injured,
    we want to stomp on yer stress-fractured bone.
    But Grey’s Sally Field reference took some pain
    out of the migraine of our trummy-trum-Trumbrain.

    Thank you.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Sherm: Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. swinging3.0 says:
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    i woulda bet todays headline had to do with Martin Perez. Heres some for fun… Martin Perez’ently Not Allowing Any Runs. or Martin Perez’anlty Surprising (with a thick asian accent)

    weeeeee while it lasts.

  21. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop any of these to pick up Eovaldi-
    Archer
    Smyly
    Chavez
    Peralta
    Ventura

    • Ty Wiggington says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Drop Peralta, Smyly or Chavez. In that order.

      • @Ty Wiggington:i dont know if i would drop any of them for him cause eovaldi aint got much run support behind him..not peralta cause hes pitching damn good and he has run support ..not chavex cause hes pitching better then the whole group my only concern is he came outta nowhere with no pedigree so how long is he gonna pitch like this….and well smyly if he stays in the rotation and pitches well he will be valuable with SP/RP eligibility…Ventura and Archer i would keep just based on their potential

  22. Swfcdan says:
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    One league have the Jerk(o) stinkin it up at 2nd. Been offered Lowrie for Mesoraco, who would at least be useful until Gyorko gets his shizz together. I have Castro so could deal Meso, but is Meso legit. Should I try and deal Castro first?

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: grey do you like castro or sal perez more for the rest of the year i know how you ranked them both but has anything changed that you have seen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez

  23. Slim

    Slim says:
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    So I’ve got a bunch of terrible closers… Soria, Santos, Strop, Lindstrom, and Farnsworth but I think very good SP in Greinke, Tanaka, Ryu, Gray, Archer, Ventura, Porcello, Eovaldi.

    12 team, H2H, 9Cat, Y! Pro-$250

    I dropped Miller and I currently have no SS. I’m going to add Lowrie from waivers tomorrow, hopefully. Who do I drop for Lowrie? I think it needs to be a pitcher.
    My Hitters are
    C Mesoraco
    1B Prince
    2B Gyorko
    SS
    3B Longo
    OF Bruce
    OF Myers
    OF Revere
    UT Pujols
    UT Bonifacio
    BN Rajai

    Also add Joe Smith over any of those other closers?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Slim: Smith over Strop. Drop Farnsworth for Lowrie.

  24. Joe says:
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    Cespedes for Segura an even trade? Or is Segura’s value shrunk too much…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Seems even

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I made him throw in a 2nd round minor pick for next year too.

  25. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Would you trade Adam Eaton for Eovaldi ? Eaton is my weakest OF and on my bench. Thanks!

  26. Awesome Auger says:
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    Mostsuckass or Headley ROS?

  27. papasmurf says:
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    Had to choose between Gray and Martin Perez. Started Gray and benched Perez.

    Plus had Shark going too robbed of a W, and also Masterson, who’s just not very good now. (Will drop Mast down the depth chart now)

    I have Shark Masterson Liriano with 0 wins thru 15 GS.

    Time to order a new shipment of smurfshrooms! I’ve run thru 6 months supply already.

    9 wins with a team ERA below 3. Ridiculous.

  28. Allan says:
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    Hey Grey nice write up as usual. I’ve Beltre coming back which means I’ll need to drop Prado or Dee Gordon. I’m leaning toward dropping Prado. What do you think?

    • schtickball says:
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      @Allan: prado. you must have an unreal team if youre only left with those two to drop..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: Thanks! Prado

  29. JP says:
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    If you have Strop are you looking to drop him for Rondon, or wait and see?

    • schtickball says:
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      @JP:
      rondon is the next guy up, i think strop is at the end of his leash. last 6 appearances: 5IP 3H 7R[4ER] 2HR 7BB 9K

  30. de nachos says:
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    This was a two-cups-of-coffee tome of a write up today, excellent work and thanks. Man I loved Spies Like Us. I don’t watch a lot of Community, but what I’d seen it looked as if writers had figured out a way to make Chevy Chase funny again.

    Bourne was caught stealing TWICE yesterday. SAGNOT. At least he’s trying? And it seems like Ryno is transferring his pent up Jimmy-hate onto poor Asche.

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @de nachos: Chevy Chase hasn’t been funny since Christmas Vacation. It’s karma for him being a complete a-hole in real life.

  31. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Pick two: Brad Miller, Aaron Hill, Khris Davis, Everth Cabrera, Brett Lawrie, Howard Kendrick

    • schtickball says:
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      @malamoney:
      hill/davis

      • Gene Parmesan says:
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        @schtickball: davis/cabrera

  32. JP says:
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    pick up seager and drop arenado? 10team yahoo, h2h, categories, mixed
    C Rosario
    1B Pujols
    2B Cano
    3B Arenado
    SS Hardy
    OF A Jones
    OF Bruce
    OF Rios
    Util Rizzo

    • schtickball says:
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      @JP:
      no, hold arenado. hes hitting second behind tulo, cargo, and jumo. 20/10 is not out of the question and will hit for better avg than seager.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @JP: Arenado is also 47th in the overall Yahoo pool right now. He’s played MUCH better than Seager all season. Seager just had one decent game. Stick with Arenado.

    • Big W says:
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      @JP: This can’t actually be a serious question… Isn’t arenado hitting like .300 with 4 bombs? He was recently moved into the two hole as well. Arenado is a stud!!

  33. Jetblack9 says:
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    Which side do you like: Napoli, Puig and Carl Crawford or Prince, Morneau and Kolten Wong?

    • Andrew D says:
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      swap really comes down to Napoli/Puig for Fielder. I take the Italian and the Cubano

  34. Hi Grey,

    I lead a 14-team roto league in saves with just about the ugliest group of relievers you can imagine: Axford, Santos, Broxton, and Mr. Strop. Would you switch any of them out for Joe Smith, Cody Allen, or Doolittle?

    With so many closers plus two DL guys (Fister, Cobb) with one DL slot, and another deadweight SP (Salazar), I’m short on roster space. Would I be better off dropping Stop or one of the others to open a spot for streamers?

    Thanks!

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Enrique:

      Regarding the closers, unless you need holds, you stay put. I mean why would you want to dump closers who actually have a job in order to pick up some relievers who cant give you anything except of a few holds here and there?! Sure you could lose Strop and add Joe Smith as part of a speculative move as Frieri is sucking badly but other than that…stay put.

      • @Moscowitz: Yeah, no holds in this league.

        I actually came to the same conclusion and grabbed Smith, dropping Strop. I read the Angles may reassess their closer situation today on the team’s off day. At the very least, my team’s ERA and WHIP will thank me.

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Enrique: Way to go

  35. Lville Jim says:
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    Harang will be starring in a revival of “Damn Yankees” playing Joe Hardy.

  36. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    If Trumbo is shelved for a few weeks, he may become a Rusty Trumbone.

    Problems at 2B. Have been starting Gyorko and have Prado on bench. He has to snap out of it eventually, right? Keep him starting, or start Prado instead? Or, pickup either Lawrie or Scooter and start one of them?. If pick one up, drop Prado or Gyorko?

    Thanks!

  37. Seattle Mack says:
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    Nava gonna give you up, Nava gonna let you down, well maybe in deep leagues. Man, I’m screwed.

  38. Jimmy says:
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    Drop Gyorko for Gennett, Espinosa, or Beckett?

  39. AP says:
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    Grey…..I know you were kinda high on Brad Miller in the preseason, and there’s still a ton of time, but if I have Segura and Rollins is there really any reason I shouldn’t be dropping Miller? Frieri is killing my team so I need to try to find some relievers. Just thought I’d give you a chance to talk me out of it. Thanks.

    • Bob Sacamano says:
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      @AP:

      Drop.. Segura will turn it around when their manager realizes that batting 8th is ridiculous for a player of his caliber…….

  40. patlaff says:
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    Are you consciously staying away from El Dolor Grande as Abreu’s official nickname?

      • patlaff says:
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        @Grey: Ummmm…?

    • ANTONIO says:
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      @patlaff:

      el grande dolor stands for big pain?

      ’cause i’m mexican and the right way to translate “big pain” to spanish is “el Gran dolor”

      • patlaff says:
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        @ANTONIO: So let’s get a Cuban in her who can tell us what “The Big Hurt” would be in Cuba.

  41. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Was offered Gerritt Cole for Andrus. I can use pitching and have Rollins on my bench. Good deal? He also has Cueto and Price, should I accept Cole or go for one of the others?

  42. TJ says:
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    Drop Kyle Farnsworth for Joe Smith? Or stick with Farny as he has the job?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @TJ: I’d speculate on Smith. Farnsworth won’t have the job long. He got LUCKY last night with a great throw from center to get Carpenter at the plate. Rumor is that Dice-K is already being looked at as the next closer, which is slightly funny.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Wilsonian: I think German could be the next one in line

  43. I know you have told us it ok to drop Miller and we should add Alcides, but in a keeper league do you wait a little longer to make that move? Brad would be an eligible keeper for me at $1 through 2016, Escobar could not be kept.

    Good read – especially the Morse blurb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OneI’dWilly: Thanks! Sure, wait a bit longer in a keeper

  44. Big League Choo says:
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    Anyone else notice Pintos got 4hrs and an .890 OPs…hes also played 10 of his team’s last 12 games….if he keeps playing hes going to be a must add in all leagues

  45. John says:
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    In 10 tm Gordon trade value not great, my OF stanton Jupton Harper Myers Util Gordon.. Trade my Gordon for Cain or aim higher. Wanted to clarify yest you said cain not enough correct.

    My worst SP are Eovaldi Archer Salazar

    One team has big need so he interested in Gordon too bad his arms are, cain, weaver, CC Lester.

    Anyone these arms of interest?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: thinking i could take one my arms and pair w gordon for his strasburg or price. Prob price he is cheaper.

        Here are my arms, teheran cueto G Cole archer Minor eovaldi Ventura Salazar Walker DL

        looking at that which one or two be fair and willing to pair up with gordon? My pitching staff good enough at this point hold?? 10 tm lg h2h

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar or Walker

  46. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Rondon or Joe Smith?

  47. Def Clippard says:
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    I need some comments on this trade offer..

    I get Murphy and Bonefacio for Eovaldi and B Moss…

    Here is what I’m working with, heavy on pitching, could use some speed and power.
    C Gattis, Grandel
    1B P Fielder
    2B Gyorko
    SS Brad Miller
    3B Matt Carpenter
    MI D Ackley
    CI B Moss
    OF Castellanos
    OF R Davis
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Ozuna
    OF Giancarlo Stanton
    U Ike Davis

    Reserves:
    Uribe
    Smoak
    Reddick
    Ryan Zimmerman

    Pitchers

    Jesse Chavez
    Sonny Gray
    Scherzer
    Smyly
    Tillman
    Eovaldi
    Lester
    Kershaw
    Gregerson
    Grilli
    Carlos Martinez
    Mujica

  48. Martin Perez – I waited a long time for him – I drafted him in 2010 in my dynasty league – not even sure why I did not give up on him -

  49. Holey Benzino says:
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    Gyorko is killing me. Just traded for Arenado so need a 2B upgrade so I can sit Gyorko while I ride out his stinkfest. Dozier, Scooter, and Dietrich are all available…which one?

    • Andrew D says:
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      Dozi all the way, ride it out

  50. CL says:
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    Picking up Joe Smith… drop Putz or Walden (holds league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: Putz

  51. Ron says:
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    In a Roto league with the shared Saves/Holds category which two pitchers would you want to own?

    Papelbon, Rodney, Perkins, Melancon, Cecil, Hawkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Perkins, Papelbon

  52. Dustin says:
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    10 man Keeper league:
    Being offered Miguel Cabrera for either Bryce Harper or Carlos Gonzalez

    My other OF would be the one I didnt trade Harper/CarGo with Jay Bruce and Michael Brantley

    At third I have Zimmerman (DL) and David Wright. At 1b I have Pujols. Its not a position of need but I could try to make other deals if the Cabrera deal went through

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dustin: Take Miggy for Harper

  53. Dustin says:
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    10 man Keeper league:
    Being offered Miguel Cabrera for either Bryce Harper or Carlos Gonzalez

    My other OF would be the one I didnt trade Harper/CarGo with Jay Bruce and Michael Brantley

    At third I have Zimmerman (DL) and David Wright. At 1b I have Pujols. Its not a position of need but I could try to make other deals if the Cabrera deal went through

  54. Steve D. says:
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    Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was activated from the DL. Now he can save your season! Or pitch about as well as Dallas Keuchel. I’m kinda, kinda. Obviously a healthy Hamels is better on your team than not. Now you have DL room for Trumbo.

    Funny, because it’s true! I also have Choo, Eaton and Panda on my team (DST Dynasty, I should rename it to DTD Dynasty)…Any of these guys excite you as Trumbo replacements?

    Seager
    Viciedo
    Ike Davis
    Junior Lake
    De Aza

  55. Corey says:
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    Hey Grey, can you clarify how the Hitter-Tron ranks its players and how I should interpret its rankings? Springer is #11 today, $34.50. I’d love to plug my shiny new toy into the lineup, but wondering how a struggling rookie with a week of MLB service time gets ranked so high? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: You should ask Rudy at the bottom of the Hitter-Tron

  56. Jim says:
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    Do I drop Brad Miller and Gyorko yet? Getting nervous.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Jim: What’s out there?

  57. Matt B says:
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    I have Matt Carpenter manning either 2B or 3B so I need to pick up someone to start at the other. Who would you rather have right now and ROS out of:

    Moustakas
    C. Johnson
    Gennett
    Espinosa
    Chisenhall
    Schoop
    Gyorko
    Wong

    Or should I try and trade for someone like Brandon Phillips?

  58. Scott Graham says:
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    In 12 team HTH league, I need to bench Gyorko who is my only 3B.

    Who should I try for a couple of weeks: Moustakas, Frazier, Plouffe, or MIddlebrooks?

  59. RTP says:
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    Aaron Hill or Brandon Phillips at 2b ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Toss up

  60. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Yesterday I complained about Seager’s complete wasteland of the last few weeks. He proceeded to hit 2 homers and drive in 5. Today I’m complaining about Jedd Gyorko! Arrgh Jeddddddd,…..should I drop him……I hope this works……hit 2 homers and go 4-5……come on reverse hex!

  61. Frank the Tank says:
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    I need some runs…..

    My Kazmir/ D Gordon for choo/not Canadian lawrie?

    How you like choo ROS?

    My other SP are Jo-fer, tanaka, Ventura, sonny gray’s mustache, and mike wacha wacha

  62. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Pitch categories Std 5 + Innings, W-L, Holds, K/9, BAA
    RP Street
    RP Frieri
    RP F Rodriguez
    RP JSmith
    RP J Benoit
    I don’t have room for Frieri and Smith, which to drop? I’m inclined to drop Frieri as the 2 saves he’s produced have not been worth the damage he’s caused.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @doghat666: I’d wait until news comes out today what the Angels are going to do

  63. JAL says:
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    Grey, in my 12-team, 5×5, Morse or LaRoche to replace Trumbomb for the time being? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: LaRoche

  64. booya says:
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    Which if any of these SP would you be willing to give for Gyorko: Masterson, Tillman, Wheeler

    Thanks bro

  65. skinny tires says:
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    Would you drop Frieri or Santos for Eovaldi if you needed an SP? Have 6 closers.

  66. Roxy says:
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    I’ve been rostering both Santos and Janssen (Cobb is in my DL spot)

    Safe to drop them both, pick up Joe Smith and someone else?

    • Roxy says:
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      @Roxy: Or just drop Santos for Smith and hold on to Janssen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Roxy: Lose Janssen

  67. I was offered Chris Davis for my Jose Abreu…right now im saying no but who do you think is gonna end up being the better points scorer for me? H2h points league..

    • Pope says:
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      @Chris: @Creepy Neighbor: Agree with De Nachos, gotta take Crush. He’s a top 10 guy

  68. Chris says:
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    Great stuff Grey, trade question for you, got offered Nolamd Arenado for David Robertson (14-team 7×7, other closers are Jim Johnson and Greg Holland). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d take Arenado

  69. Bryce Krispie says:
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    I am being offered Profar and Vmart for Carlos Santana and either polanco or Tavares. I can slot Zunino inot my C and my current lineup is hosmer rendon segura beltre machado smoak olt harper stanton ozuna and ackely

    Thoughts?

  70. justin says:
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    Brantley or Ozuna ROS? And also which one has more keeper value?

  71. ujoh says:
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    Pick one:

    Brad Miller
    Jedd Gyorko
    Howie Kendrick
    Derek Dietrich
    Neil Walker
    Daniel Murphy
    Danny Espinosa

  72. de nachos says:
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    Unless you think a player is hiding an injury, lost serious lineup protection, or got old fast, it’s only April I still lean on pre-season predictions – and Grey’s in particular. CD is in his top 10 overall. Last year Davis did hit 9 first month HR, but in 2012 his breakout year with 33 he only hit 4. Likely in points where you’re not worried about AVG either so you don’t need a .286 repeat.

  73. de nachos says:
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    @Creepy Neighbor: sorry meant for the Creep above

  74. Eddy says:
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    Gyorko or Brandon Phillips in OBP league?

  75. Corey says:
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    I have Frieri on my team but Addison Reed just appeared on the waiver wire. Do I hold on Ernesto or grab Reed? If Joe Smith is named Angels closer, do we take him over Reed? Thanks.

  76. Wake Up says:
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    Nolan Ryan sometimes looks happy as a dead pig in the sunshine…but he…never…giggles!

  77. b-dubya says:
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    BIg Tigers fan here, I would be shocked if they took him out of the rotation. He is their 5. I am more worried about an innings cap than them moving to the bullpen. He might get a start skipped here and there where they can to keep innings down but I own him and will be starting him. Still getting stretched out a little but should be solid going forward. For what ever that is worth to you guys….

  78. Teddy Heater says:
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    Gyorko just got dropped in my league and I’m 10/10 on the waiver (I got Minor 2 days ago (don’t mind if I do)) Anyways Hill is avail too, I have Gyorko on 5 of 6 teams. Are you team Gyorko or team Hill?

  79. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    What do you think of Salazar/Santos for RSoriano?
    We start 3 RP, I have Grilli, Sori, Lindstrom, and Janssen
    SPs: MadBum, Gio, Cueto, Liriano, Kluber, Estrada, Kazmir, Iwakuma, Lincecum

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    Are we still holding Jim Johnson like a long lost teddy bear, or should he be dropped for a speculative add on Joe Smith? Gregerson hasn’t been great and Melvin still claims he’s doing this committee BS, but JJ hasn’t allowed a run since he was removed from the roll. Can’t imagine he’s long for the 7th/8th inning. Amiright, or am I right?

    *only other drop(s) for Smith would be Hawkins, Broxton, or Salazar – but I’d like to leave Salazar on my bench to see if he figures this out or gets disgraceful’d

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d go Smith over Johnson for right now

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what about Broxton for Smith? Obviously lose out on the few saves he’ll get for the next 2-3 weeks, but he won’t be closing for sure after Chapman comes back.

        Current RPs are: Soriano, Rodney, Hawkins, Broxton, Johnson

        H2H – QS, W, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can you wait until the Angels make an announcement?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: possibly. Just trying to get a head start. Buddy of mine who is in both leagues with me snagged him in one league already, so I was trying to make sure I beat him to the punch. He’s been killing me with the Santos and K-Rod grabs already.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You wanted Santos? I’d go Broxton over Smith

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: just mean he beat me to the punch picking up guys who have been decent so far. So I was trying to beat him to this one, especially seeing how he picked him up this morning in my other league.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Well, I did say I’d go Smith over Johnson

  81. Pope says:
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    So I’m in a 12 team std 5×5, I was just offered his Teheran and Venable for my Heyward.
    I’m leaning no, but figured I would see what you guys think.
    My outfield consists of A. Gordon, Heyward, Myers, Puig, Rios and Bruce (Util)
    My pitching staff is Jo-Fer, Porcello, Liriano, Eovaldi, Chavez, Salazar, Volquez, Bauer, Cobb, Soria, Gregerson, Rodney, C. Allen
    My only weak offensive spots (in my opinion) are A. Escobar at MI and Zunino at C
    The guys who he’s got that I’m interested in are C. Santana, Desmond, Cespedes, Cole, Teheran, and Holland

    • Grey

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

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I didn’t think so either. Thanks Grey

  82. Teddy Heater says:
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    PS. they need to bring the roids back, these guys are dropping like flys, Zimmerman, Cobb, Trumbo, Eaton, Latos, Chapman & Minor all on one squad

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: and now you can add Pineda to the pile, 10 game suspension, Keep it coming guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  83. Shawn of The livid says:
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    Drop Salazar for George Springer? Owner is frustrated and making hasty moves, dropped Springer yesterday. My Pitching is solid and may actually be better without Salazar. Think I just talked myself into my own decision. Hooray!

  84. albertalbert says:
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    should I give up Braun, Wieters, and Cruz? I’d get Gomez and Strasburg (and just picked up Gattis off FA).

  85. Plouffe,Arenado,Frazier,Semien,Seager,Walker,Kendrick,Hill,Uggla or Scooter over Bonifacio?……even tho bonifacio is doing alright for me right now i dont trust him ROS….any of these waver wire players stand out to you?

  86. Mike says:
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    Which side wins?

    Wright and Salazar for Strasburg and middlebrooks

    My 3b would be arenado after the deal

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Wright, it’s fair

  87. Smalls Killer says:
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    That’s some funny shizz Grey. If I had been drinking, it would have came back up and out through my nose (pfhew! Close call)

  88. Vargas or Lackey ROS? The player rater says Lackey (8.9) is the play over Vargas (0.1) and I agree… but I’m hesitant since Vargas has been good for me so far while Lackey hasn’t.

  89. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    12 team, H2H stats league (25-man roster) &
    12 team, H2H points league (24-man roster)

    I have Salazar in both leagues, but my rotations are otherwise very good. Should I dump him in these leagues? And if so, who do I replace him with?

    Tyler Skaggs (both leagues)
    Joe Smith (both leagues)
    Trevor Bauer (both leagues)
    Drew Smyly (points league)
    Travis Wood (points league)

    Thanks!

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you hold Salazar in a 14-team league? I’m not in one. Just curious for comparison.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly

  90. Vinny Bags says:
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    Buddy needs an OF with the Trumbo news. He’s willing to trade Yordano or Liriano and I could shore up my pitching staff with Moore on the DL and Shit on my Dickey shitting on my dick.

    Not giving up McCutch. I have:
    Pagan
    Crawford
    Ozuna
    Victorino
    Cuddyer

    Thoughts?

    Grey, you make the work day bearable. My coworkers give me weird looks when I bust out laughing for no reason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vinny Bags: Ha, no problem…. Crawford, Pagan or Victorino for Liriano or Yordano

  91. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey is Salazar worth using my number 1 waiver wire spot on? I would be dropping Keuchel for him.

  92. Dan says:
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    What are your thoughts on Matt Kemp? Try to trade him off before its too late? Or do you think once he gets the rust off he might return to form?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: I said to sell him 3 weeks ago

  93. Principal Blackman says:
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    What do people think of this trade offer that I got in an RCL? I’m currently last in both steals and saves (lindstrom is my only CL) and first in homers. I give Abreu (CI) and Joey Bats. I get Fielder, Marte, and R Soriano. My other 1b is Pujols, and I’d probably have to drop Henderson or joe smith. Is it fair or am I giving up too much?

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Grey: thanks. I went for it. I don’t feel awesome about it, but it helps me where I’m hurting. I don’t think I’ll take too big a hit in my power production since I still have Pujols and Miggy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Got offered Bryce, Myers, Tanaka, Rollins for Trout, Prado, Pagan, Perkins.

    which side

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Grey: Holy F’n hell do I actually have to trade Mike Trout away?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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            @Grey: He just changed his offer after I rejected. His offer is now:

            Bryce, Puig, Tanaka, Rollins for my Trout, Springer, Prado

            Is this too much to decline?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bryce side

              • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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                @Grey: is it close? if it’s close i’d rather stay put. If you feel I’m getting PAID here and too much value to pass up, I’ll accept.

                How close is it?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  This close

                  • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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                    @Grey: LOL WTF is that.

                  • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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                    @Grey: What would you do? Would you accept or decline? You said Bryce side, but doesnt mean you’d accept.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes

    • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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      10 team 5×5
      C Sal Perez
      1B Abreu
      2b Pedroia
      3b Longo
      SS Segura
      MI Miller
      CI Hosmer
      OF Choo
      OF Cespedes
      OF Heyward
      OF Melky
      OF Beltran
      UTL Arenado
      Bn Matt Adams
      Bn Aoki

      P Cliff Lee
      P Michael Wacha
      P Teheran
      P YordVent
      P Chavez
      P Eovaldi
      P Frieri
      P Hunter
      P Farnsworth
      BN Kluber
      BN Martin Perez
      Do you see anyone who is droppable in order to grab speculative closers? I usually like to keep some roster flexibility to help with my SAGNOF.

      Also sell or hold: Brad Miller, Matt Adams, Nori Aoki?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aoki and Kluber…. Sell, hold, hold…

  95. Ja Honny says:
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    Another team is trying to snag Tulo off me with Desmond. Who would Ian have to be packaged with to make this a good deal?

    Injuries to Zimmerman and now Trumbo are making me nervous….

  96. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 5×5 roto 12-team
    My RPs are Santos, Brothers, and Melancon. Do I drop any for Smith?

  97. golfnut says:
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    Of course….second week in a row…..
    Trusted the streamonator and sat Perez and Eovaldi in favor of Gray and Smyly…….burn baby!

  98. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Pineda getting ready for his next start:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Huh?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Image oopsie. It’s there now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Oh, didn’t see the photo at first… I get it now…

  99. Mr. Knish says:
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    Trade question for ya, Grey:

    My Jose Abreu /Liriano/Victorino for his Cliff Lee/Soria/Capuano

    My offense is dominating but my pitching is trash. Go or no go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper pitching

  100. DomMattingly says:
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    You still like scooter more than Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: is there any issues with weeks taking time from him? do you see him jamming 20?

  101. AndrewM says:
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    My OF consists of Cespedes, Kemp, Jennings, Torii Hunter, Cuddyer, Pagan, and Castellanos. I am thinking about dropping Pagan b/c the only reason I have him is for steals and his knee is bothering him.

    You’re boy Michael Brantley is available still along with the following: Kendrick, Bonifacio, Colabello, Walker, Morse, Bourn, Villar, Hart, Venable.

    Any of those worth picking up for Pagan or even Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantely over Pagan

  102. Post says:
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    Which 1 player would you own of these players: marcus semien, khris davis,corey dickerson, danny espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  103. Tio says:
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    Grey…

    Haven’t heard much about Porcello this year… What are your thoughts on him?

    Do you like Dickey or Porcello better ROS… player rater likes them about the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See rankings

  104. Sad Keanu says:
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    Any thoughts of Rizzo’s B/KK ratio? Do you think he will hit for better average this year? > .250 maybe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I projected him for more than that in January

  105. Big League Choo says:
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    Deep league thoughts….Dallas Keuchel sporting a 9 k/9 and 2.25 BB rate right now….his Gb rate was 55% last year, is even better so far this yr….are we looking at a guy whos the next eric stults or mike minor? Did i mention his xfip last year was 3.58 in 22 starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eric Stults

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @Grey: I figured as much….just snagged mchugh in that league, thinking he has a better chance to keep it up than other ww garbagio.

  106. Jay One says:
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    I just got offered. Fielder, and Harper for Braun, and Bruce.

    Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  107. Ben. says:
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    Is Marcus Semien worth owning in a 14 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  108. The Thumb says:
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    Are you selling high on Jesse Chavez? If so, what type of bat would you target? I was thinking someone like Leonys or should I shoot higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want better than Martin in most leagues

  109. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Have Carlos Martinez is dynasty league where I drafted him in the last round (so if I keep all year I can keep for an 18th rounder next year). I have a team capable of making the playoffs (H2H 14 team league), but I can certainly use a little help. Do I drop him for Joe Smith? I have Lindstrom, Rondon & Hunter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  110. Andrew says:
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    Any thoughts on Cumpton starting for the Pirates today? Streamable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  111. Rc says:
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    Arenado and kinsler for sale and profar….thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  112. Steve says:
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    Long term, deep keeper league.

    Who has more upside and value for this season and the next 2 as a second CI – Smoak or Frazier?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks boss, that’s what I was thinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. 740 says:
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    Grey, 10team roto 5x5cat. was offered Gomez for Krod, Darvish..yes, no? or should i counter?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you need? It’s fair

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        Heres my team…what do u think?

        Joe Mauer, Min C, 1B, DH
        Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
        Anthony Rendon, Wsh 2B, 3B
        Nolan Arenado, Col 3B
        Elvis Andrus, Tex SS
        Jean Segura, Mil SS
        Pablo Sandoval, SF 3B
        Allen Craig, StL 1B, OF
        Domonic Brown, Phi OF
        Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF
        Chris Colabello, Min 1B, OF
        Chris Carter, Hou 1B, OF, DH
        Carlos Santana, Cle C, 1B, DH
        Mike Trout, LAA OF

        P Yu Darvish
        P Jordan Zimmermann
        P Sonny Gray
        P Joakim Soria
        P Sergio Santos
        P Matt Lindstrom
        P Francisco Rodriguez
        P Matt Cain
        P Andrew Cashner
        P Aroldis Chapman*, Cin RP
        P Joe Smith

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Gomez

  114. Prince George says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m also done with Miller as my MI in my 12 team H2H points keeper league. Possible replacements are: Scooter, D. Espinosa, M. Semien, Callaspo. Hold or take a shot on one of these? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

      • @Grey: I see you like Scooter out of these 3..I am having the same problem with Wong. So I guess I’ll ride the scooter..cheers

  115. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    I just cleaned house in my AL-only 4×4 dynasty league. Got W Myers, Milone and Cueto (holdover from NL central contraction) for Adrian Beltre, Cespedes, Masterson and Buchholz.

    Should I give C. Beltran for Aoki and either Swisher/Viciedo/Moreland or Granderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Swisher

      • Don Majkowski says:
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        I just cleaned house in my AL-only 4×4 dynasty league. Got W Myers, Milone and Cueto (holdover from NL central contraction) for Adrian Beltre, Cespedes, Masterson and Buchholz.

        You think you won this trade?@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds decent for you

  116. Sad Keanu says:
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    Better MI: Alcides or Scooter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  117. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, I need R & SB
    Trade my Beltran + a closer for Reyes, too much, fair, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: If my Beltran for Reyes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  118. ujoh says:
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    Should I drop Salazar for any of the following:

    Harang
    Buerhle
    Lohse
    Vargas
    T. Wood
    Volquez

    I love Salazar’s K’s, but he’s obviously got problems. He’s on my bench right now, so I can wait it out a little bit. I benched him for Gallardo though, so I may need to make a move sooner rather than later…..

    I’m thinking of hanging on for 2-3 more starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lohse

  119. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10 tm H2H, Holds and NET SV are 2 of 9 pitching cats. Limited moves (18 left this year), so only long-term plays are wise this early in the year. If Frieri loses the job, I’ll be left with only Soria closing. Possible SVs on the wire:
    LaTroy
    Rondon
    J. Smith
    Lindstrom (who has 3 SV but 0 NSV)
    Asstros (incl. Crain)
    Dump Frieri for one of them, hold the move until I really need it, or use it on a SP7 (Chavez or Perez), a better 3B replacement for Zimmerman (Frazier and Seager available, currently using Gyorko) or another strong MR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for right now

  120. munnyshooter says:
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    16 team h2h

    My Khris Davis (my OF5 we play 3)
    for
    His Nate Eovaldi

    Which side you like?

    Also is Kouzmanoff droppable for another 3b until Machado comes back? Dominguez, Holt, Schoop available in the interim. Kouz was great but seems its coming to an abrupt ending.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Kouz for now… Eovaldi and Davis is a toss up on needs… You don’t seem to need Davis

  121. Steve Stevenson says:
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    If Smith gets job, dump Broxton or Santos for him, or hold?

    6×6 H2H (QS), give Masterson and K-Rod for Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton… I’d take Bailey there

  122. Greyismyhero says:
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    Strategy question for all hardcore H2H Razzers, help me out……

    12 team H2H with the following pitching cats….W, SV, K, HOLDS, ERA. Right now I’m going with 4 SP…4 closers, & 2 Hold guys…But I was thinking of changing it up cause I’m more of a pound the pitching kinda guy….Should I punt holds & pick up 3 more SP and 1 RP (Farnsworth would be my 5th closer) trying to win Wins, K’s, Saves every week? Right now available starting pitchers on wire are T. Wood, Volquez, Mejia, & Simon. I would have to drop my two holds guys plus Gyroko (I have Gordon at 2nd) & Fister (Sale taking up the dl spot) to make this happen. Plus I would stream one SP spot weekly (4 moves a week)…..That would leave me with 6 SP & 5 Closers, and 1 streamer. I’m currently .500 right now and hanging but wanted others input. Change or as is?? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t punt anything… Smoke it!

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I tend to go the other direction when more pitching cats favor relievers than starters, because it’s so cheap to lock down SV/HLD every week with crap closers (though I prefer to have one top one) and elite MRs, and you should be good in ERA if you have an elite SP or 2 and/or exploit matchups religiously. Then you can steal W as the opportunity arises with a streamer. Stacking MR also keeps you surprisingly competitive in Ks in H2H against all but the teams that throw tons of SPs at you.

      Of course, I employ that strategy at the draft because it allows me to load up on bats while beig confident I have 60% of the pitching cats in the bag. Making the change midseason depends on the rest of your roster and league settings. How’s your offense? Is it 1 win per week, or per category? What cats are your leaguemates punting or weak in (usually the RP cats)? How many RP can you start per day?

      In a format like yours, I like to carry, and have found it easy to acquire, a roster along the lines of:
      4-5 SP, usually including the last elite guy I can reasonably draft before they dry up (this year, that was in the Bum/Sale range), and 3 others in Grey’s top 30
      4 closers, preferably with 1 top 10 guy for some stability, and a strong bias toward Ks
      2-3 high K MRs

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Steve Stevenson: Echoing Grey, I’m not advocating punting anything. This strategy allows you to focus heavily on offense while maintaining a (relatively cheap) pitching staff that’s competitive across the board against most opponents and locks down 3 pitching cats against pretty much everyone.

        • Greyismyhero says:
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          @Steve Stevenson: Thanks man for that informative response…appreciated.

  123. Mike says:
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    Drop Pagan For Colabello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. There is Lint on Greys Beard says:
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    Grey, got offered Strasburg and Tyson Ross for my Scherzer
    you take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  125. Sad Keanu says:
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    Kluber looking good right now. Figures because I dropped him from two of my teams.

  126. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    10 team 5×5
    C Sal Perez
    1B Abreu
    2b Pedroia
    3b Longo
    SS Segura
    MI Miller
    CI Hosmer
    OF Choo
    OF Cespedes
    OF Heyward
    OF Melky
    OF Beltran
    UTL Arenado
    Bn Matt Adams
    Bn Aoki

    P Cliff Lee
    P Michael Wacha
    P Teheran
    P YordVent
    P Chavez
    P Eovaldi
    P Frieri
    P Hunter
    P Farnsworth
    BN Kluber
    BN Martin Perez
    Do you see anyone who is droppable in order to grab speculative closers? I usually like to keep some roster flexibility to help with my SAGNOF.

    Also sell or hold: Brad Miller, Matt Adams, Nori Aoki?

  127. Principal Blackman says:
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    April is the cruelest month, breeding
    torn UCLs out of dead arms, mixing
    slow starts and hasty drops, teasing
    last place teams with hot schmotatoes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Wake Up:

        HURRY UP PLEASE IT’S TIME
        Now Albert’s coming back, make yourself a bit smart.
        He’ll want to know what you’ve done with that second round pick he gave you
        To give your team some teeth. He did, I was there.
        He’ll be worth a top 12 pick, Grey said, don’t draft Jacoby,
        He said, I swear, I wouldn’t pick him up with your team.
        And think of poor Albert.
        He was the best hitter in MLB for 12 years, he wants a good time,
        And if you don’t draft him in the second, there’s others will, Grey said.
        Oh is there, they said. Something o’that, Grey said.
        Then we’ll know who to thank, they said.
        HURRY UP PLEASE IT’S TIME.

  128. Shake N Bacon says:
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    In a 12-team roto keeper league, who wins this deal? Note, only two people in this deal will most likely be kept.

    Prince (Keeper)
    Greg Holland
    Yordano Ventura

    vs.

    McCutchen (keeper)
    Lindstrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince

  129. Wilsonian says:
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    Kluber or Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  130. Rc says:
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    Just got offered another trade; Myers and profar for kinsler and Arenado? 12 man league 6×6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler, it’s fairish

  131. Mike says:
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    Drop Broxton to speculate in Joe Smith? I figure Smith has a shot to keep job ROS while Broxton will be useless in about a month anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a shallow enough league, sure

  132. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Drop Masterson for Koehler or Henderson Alvarez? The Marlins’ pitching staff must be sharing this magic pitching elixir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  133. Mike says:
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    Also would you trade Martin Perez for Salazar in a dynasty league? Their round value is equal. 5×5 H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. Joe says:
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    Trumbo joining Calhoun on my DL. Top FA options are Viciedo, Rasmus, Rajai, Corey Dickerson, Jay, David Murphy, Duda. Anyone stick out?

    I’m 2nd so far in HR but that had a lot to do with Trumbo and Abreu. I’m 4th in SB but that pretty much only has to do with Cutch and Altuve. I’m leaning Rajai, to pick up SB while he is actually playing routinely and Trumbo is gimping.

    Appreciate the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai, sure

  135. cgsf says:
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    pineda… hold or was it all just smoke & pine tar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  136. Greyismyhero says:
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    I’m at 8/3 split right now with pitching, Drop Bucholtz and pick up Smith? I have Santos/Broxton/Hawkins right now…or drop Bucholtz and pick up Porcello to remain at 8/3…or just hold tight…?Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. SMLV1 says:
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    Dozier or Gennett H2H standard league.

    • Shitty Bill Butler says:
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      @SMLV1:

      Doz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  138. Frank says:
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    Who should I pick up between jon jay, Seth smith or micheal choice. I’m leaning towards choice simply to speculate on upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choice

  139. Big League Wood says:
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    Struggling to drop Miller. Would you drop him for Aybar? He has moved out the Angels order recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. Wake Up says:
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    Hunter = 6
    The Field = 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  141. There is Lint on Greys Beard says:
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    Grey…how about Greinke and Alex Wood for my Scherzer…
    Still hold or take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Andrew says:
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    Edwin Jackson worth a shot today in a 12 teamer? Home vs Dbacks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  143. Moscowitz says:
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    Please rank the first three for the ROS

    Santana, Pineda, Masterson, Kluber, Skaggs, Haren

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin, Pineda, Masterson

  144. cgsf says:
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    drop moss for morneau?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

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

    Do you like any of these trades?

    Miller + Chavez for Desmond (or Lawrie) (or Lowrie)
    Jennings + Chavez for Zobrist
    Cruz + Chavez for Zobrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Don’t like Zobrist over Cruz/Jennings? He’s got 2B/SS/OF eligibility in Yahoo.

        Also.. Miller for Joe Smith?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that Jennings? I just saw Desmond…

          • FillyP says:
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            @Grey:

            Nope! Ian…

            Trade was Miller + Chavez for Ian Desmond.

            I own DJ. Another potential move was DJ + Chavez for Zobrist

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Ian Desmond….

  146. Greyismyhero says:
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    Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:20:00 PM
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Thursday that he’s not sure who his closer is at this point.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It makes two of us

  147. steveV says:
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    Trade LaRoche for Butler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • steveV says:
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        I’m asking if you’d trade Adam LaRoche for Billy Butler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want LaRoche

  148. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Great stuff as usual. I noticed that there was no mention of Gio in the update. Any word on his status? He left yesterday’s game early with shoulder tightness (gulp!). With Corbin already gone and Minor still out, this would be a blow to my staff. Uh, wait… What’s wrong with that?

    You know what I mean.

    Many thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Nats said it wasn’t a big deal, so we’ll see…

  149. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ** no jinx … no jinx … no jinx **
    ** you may have under-projected brantley’s rbi’s … by about 30 **
    ** no jinx … no jinx … no jinx **

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t jinx him!

  150. Herschel says:
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    Anyone watching Kluber throw? He make any mechanical improvements to looke better or is this just KC being KC?

    Also, Grey, ever been to Titos tacos in culver city? Hit it up yesterday and parked on Albright Ave. Almost pulled out the hacksaw to send to you in lieu of a margarita but assuming ‘ritas would be the preferred form of gratitude?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Herschel:

      breaking stuff looks good .
      losing fastballs on the high side .
      control could be better .
      defense has helped him out .
      game-time temperature … almost 50 .
      still early … still cold … kluber will be ok , going forward .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I’ve seen that street sign before and I’ve meant to pull over and take a picture… Never been to Tito’s though… Good?

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: it’s kind of like the in-n-out of tacos. One option. Hard shell, ground beef, lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese. Pretty solid. If you stop and make the photo op it’s worth the pit stop.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I have to one of these days

  151. Dave says:
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    Will I regret it if I am trading J Up for Wright in 5 keeper

    • @Dave: you will regret it..Wrigh is not doing much and he is getting older..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  152. stonepie says:
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    Samardzija and skaggs too much to offer for craig at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  153. KillerB says:
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    Pick 2 for now / rest of season: Jesse Chavez, Jenrry Mejia, Jose Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Quintana

  154. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, yahoo, 5×5, roto.

    give- Yu Darvish, Brett Gardner.
    get- Yasiel Puig, Jonathan Papelbon.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Abreu. 2B- Pedroia. 3B- Encarnacion. SS- Andrus. CI- Frazier. MI- Rollins.
    OF- Bruce. OF- Gardner. OF- De Aza. OF- Swisher. OF- Viciedo. UT- IDavis.
    BN- Gillaspie, Parra, Reddick, Tavares. NA- Morales.
    SP- Darvish. SP- Shields. RP- Nathan. RP- Fields.
    P- Allen. P- Farquhar. P- Hamels. P- ESantana.
    BN- Cashner, Ross, Kennedy.
    DL- Janssen. DL- Crain.

    I have the SP to lose Darvish.
    upgrade closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good for you

  155. Jacks says:
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    Took Rondon instead of Smith. Have tried to guess Sciociapath’s moves with Frieri many times before. If you look at last year, Frieri went thru similiar putrid stretches 3 or 4 times over the season. Stretches of 6 games where he got demolished in 3-4 of them. Mike stuck with him. But they do have a guy with “closer stuff” now in Smith … could happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hard to say what the Sciosciapath will do at any given moment

  156. pakestwo says:
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    Abreu for B Philips and Shields

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  157. Sparty Scott says:
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    Was offered Carlos Gonzalez and Harper for Carlos Gomez and McCutchen. Do I pull the trigger? I feel like Gomez and McCutchen have been pretty dependable the past couple years, while Gonzo and Harper feel like they could be injured any second.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Sparty Scott: hold… too risky rostering both cargo and harper…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see the point

  158. Leifer maddness says:
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    so im another jolly trumbo owner looking for the right replacement, so best avialbe on the wire are
    xander bogarts
    mike morse
    kris davis
    billy butler
    chris johnson.
    please help!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  159. Ty Wiggington says:
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    Dynasty league with no restrictions. Trout or Darvish + J-Up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish, but it’s fair

  160. Chad says:
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    In a OBP league, is Napoli too much to give up for Julio Tehren? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  161. Jiggy Nits says:
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    5×5 NL only 10 team roto keeper.

    My Edison Volquez (1$) for his Marcell Ozuna (12$)

    He’s in last place and mite take a bite of a 1$ Volquez. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

  162. Murry says:
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    Espinosa or Boneface?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boneface, no problem

  163. Murry says:
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    Thanks man.

  164. best prospect long term: Chris Ownings or Kolten Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  165. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Perhaps last night was not the best time to drop Kluber, Steve…

  166. Snake Hips says:
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    Billy Butler is a grade A bitch… Dude only hits when he’s on my bench. Hashtag Frustrated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  167. nick the dick says:
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    Oohwee kluber! Finally justified me picking him back up for every start!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  168. Big League Choo says:
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    Kluber to Lackey “I see your 8ip 1ER and 11Ks and raise you 9 ip 0ER 4H 11Ks”…if only the guy im playing wasnt ahead of me in waivers couldve started both of them vs him…not to mention he picked up morneau after i dropped him 10 days ago when he hadnt hit his first hr now he has like 5 ugh.

  169. Pete says:
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    To contribute to the flood of Kluber questions that are about to come in – Do you like Tillman or Kluber better in a 5×5 with QS (no W’s)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  170. bossmanjunior says:
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    I have to hold Kluber now, right? Feeling pretty good I haven’t dropped him yet. Gets the Angels and Twins next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely

  171. Max says:
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    Drop Kluber, Buccholz or Wheeler? One has to go

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz

  172. Max says:
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    Who do you like better for the rest of the season Kluber or Salazar? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  173. Booty says:
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    Morse or Ozuna the Tuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  174. Hubba Hubba says:
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    Give up Lawrie for Salazar? H2H pts lg thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. John E. Depth says:
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    What to make of Rizzo?

    He’s walking more more, striking out less, but the power is so so and counting stats are meh in that line up. That being said, would you make this trade in a keepsies league:

    Rizzo for Archer, Fister, Wheeler. I have MIGGY and Arenado and could use some pitching.

    Just want to be sure I am not trading The next Goldy for pitching. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

      • John E. Depth says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome.

  176. Stoopid says:
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    10 team H2h redraft.

    Got offered A. Hill for Arenado.

    My MIs: Gyorko, Gennett, & Segura.
    3Bs: Longo, Arenado, Plouffe

    Fair offer?

    • Flunkie says:
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      @Stoopid: I’d want Hill…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hill, it’s fair

  177. Flunkie says:
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    Just picked up Alcides in Trumbo’s spot as an insurance policy for Dee in case that head clanker turns out to be more serious than it is, but I also need HRs. Would Duda, Parra, Olt, or Smoak serve me better than Alcides (who always reminds me of Alcide in True Blood) now).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  178. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Sociopath says he’s sticking with Fiero! This is my suicide letter, goodbye cruel fantasy world, it’s too much lately, all my guys are injured, and I lost my leagues in April. Signed, Felica

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      @Bi-Felicia: at least I can watch Lynn shit the bed before I go HAHA!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • Bi-Felicia says:
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          @Grey: plz kill me! Some twit just dropped Cargo for Jason Vargas! I have no waiver moves. I SWEAR I will never play a public league EVER AGAIN!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, yikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  179. Greyismyhero says:
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    Hey Grey since when did Bruce turn into speedster? Thats 3 SB in 2 days….He needs to concentrate on hitting homeruns dont you think? haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, but love it

  180. E says:
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    Porcello or Kluber for 9 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  181. Druss says:
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    Hi Grey hope you’re well. Reading the first few lines of the post I can’t help but think you’re Trumbled. Feel better soon.

    Jedd Gyorko was dropped in my Keeper League. How much should I bid on him with $91 remaining. Also whatever I bid on him is his price for the next 3 years if I keep him.

    Thank You!

    • Flunkie says:
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      @Druss: $15

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! $9 prolly

  182. Goose says:
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    Aoki ain’t okee dokee, ay?

  183. Willie Mays Hays says:
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    Wily Peralta and $4 for Allen Craig. Which side? Just recently picked up Dayan Viciedo who I really like this year.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  184. J-FOH says:
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    I batty called Dunn today! that’s a battycallbrag!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Aoki?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: HA HA HA *sarcastic laugh*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: im glad I’m at Disneyland today. I need some happy in my life…..avisail’s hustle killed that

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: if he would if just half assed it in the field I wouldn’t need a tear bucket next to my bed

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hustle’s for suckas!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: if you ain’t hustlin’ then why you hustling

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Exactly

  185. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Billy Hamilton just erased in the Pittsburgh game trying to pinch run after having the day off. That’s 3 caught stealing in 12 tries. Not next level stuff exactly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  186. Emrys says:
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    Kluber…SONOFABENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  187. John E. Depth says:
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    One more…special for the catcher guru…
    Is there much difference between Carlos Santana21$ and Mesoraco 3$ in a keeper league? Just wondering whether to buy low on Santana….thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah Santana is better

  188. Rob says:
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    In a points league where strikeouts are -1 and walks are +1 and steals are only worth 1 point would you rather marte or seager for the utility spot? In this format Marte is killing me with Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  189. gareth says:
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    Haha Indians pitchers like messing with fantasy owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For serious

  190. Jon says:
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    Need to drop one (5×5): Rajai or Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  191. Big League Wood says:
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    SON hates Koehler @ NY Mets Saturday to the tune of -3.4

    in a 12 team 5×5 200 starts what are your thoughts ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks Grey

        also, Dyson has been a good add this week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  192. SteveNZ says:
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    So after we discussed starting Kluber yesterday I decided not to and to show some faith in my relievers. One of whom is Siegrist, who had been unhittable for over a week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Oops

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Give Robbie Ross a spin tomorrow? Or Hector Alvarez? This is h2h so I’m trying to mop up my 6.75 ERA…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Henderson

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, him. SON has him at 2.7, Robbie at 6. Neither great, obviously…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, definitely not good… I’d go Henderson…don’t trust Ross…

  193. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    My closers are: Perkins, Hawkins, Rondon (because I thought Veras was getting axed)
    sp-Wacha, Cingrani, Teheran, Skaggs, Eovaldi, Wheeler, Kazmir, Santiago
    dl-Kershaw
    n/a-Heaney

    With Kershaw coming back I’m probably dropping Archer.

    Is Archer for Street or Cishek fair?

    Which would you prefer?

    Thanks.

    • stynyr says:
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      @stynyr: Archer should be in there too, obviously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is fair… Cishek

  194. Its too high says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS…

    Matt Cain
    Chris Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  195. Robby D says:
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    Who needs Billy Hamilton. Jay Bruce is going to carry my team in steals.

    I’m going to make a movie about this season and cast Simon Pegg as Jay Bruce. I’ll call it:

    Run Fatboy Run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  196. fausto says:
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    I started salazar because I believe in unicorns and unibrows. Should I be adding Trevor Bauer? Got 1 move left this week. But between carrasco and salazar I cant see both lasting much longer. No I do not play in a Cleveland – only league. Im just struggling with SP considering Porcello/Niese have been my best this season… You can probably guess how im doing.
    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  197. Ron says:
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    H2H points league with -1 for strikeouts. I was just offered Cargo and Harper for Freeman and J. Upton. Here is my team as it stands:

    C: Perez
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Gyorko
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Everth
    OF: Trout, J. Upton, Werth
    UTIL: Pujols, A-Gon
    BN: B. Moss, B. Miller, Rizzo, Walker
    DL: R. Zimmerman
    NA: Baez

    SP: Shields, Liriano, Gray, Masterson, Porcello, Chavez, T. Wood, Simon
    RP: Balfour, Frieri, Broxton
    DL: Cobb

    1) Would you take this deal?
    2) Is it even close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it, it’s close

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: Close? Cargo and Harper were both in your top 10 player rankings. Pujols was ranked higher as a 1B in your rankings.

        It would seem like based on that logic this would be an easy move to take them over Freeman and J-Up……what’s actually making it close for you?? Very interested to know. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause CarGo could get hurt and Freeman and Upton have upside

          • Ron says:
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            @Grey: How you feel about Harper? Same projections?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • Ron says:
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                @Grey: I like upside. I think I’m going to decline. Worried about those Cargo knees.

  198. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Not only did I miss out on a two start week from Sale, but his injury was announced after lineups were locked, which also means Kluber’s gem was on my bench.

    I missed Shelby Miller’s all-time awesome start against the Rockies last season, too. That’s not even sonovabench anymore. It’s something else at that point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  199. bterry says:
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    I was wondering if someone could answer this question I posted on the latest rcl post a moment ago regarding start limits in RCL leagues. On espn when an IP limit is reached you can still accumulate stats for that day. Is this the case with games started too? Say I start 9 sp on the day I only have one start left. Do the stats from all the starts count therefore giving me 188 starts against the leagues 180 max? Also will RP stats count once the start max has been reached?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re already maxing your starts?

      • bterry says:
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        @Grey: no but I hope to by just after allstar break
        Then run 9 rp rest of way, I have kimbrell, jansen, chapman, Holland, freri, Rodney, benoit, McGee and will snag one more.

        Is that a yes or a no on ip counting after start limit reached?

        • bterry says:
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          @bterry: just realized how dickish that question was at the end of the post. It won’t have any bearing till then just wonderin if I could sneak an extra 8 starts out of my rcl team.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No worries

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @bterry:

          You’re welcome. Now never again bother Grey with such trivialities as you seek to game your league mates with your sneaky, savvy strategy.

          http://games.espn.go.com/flb/resources/help/content?name=scoring-settings-standard

          NOTE: If a team exceeds the 200 games started max in the middle of a day, the team will continue to accumulate stats until the end of the day.

          NOTE 2: On the day after the 200 games-started limit is reached, stats accumulated by a pitcher starting a game will no longer count towards your team’s total. Stats accumulated by pitchers in relief of a starter will continue to count towards your team’s total.

          • bterry says:
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            @Moronymous Lohse: Perfect, thank ya thank ya kind sir.

            • Moronymous Lohse says:
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              @bterry: You, sirrah, are most welcome. Good luck rest of the season.

              • Moronymous Lohse says:
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                @Moronymous Lohse: The interwebs will tell you that’s a “contemptuous” salutation. Don’t buy it. :)

                • bterry says:
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                  @Moronymous Lohse: hahah I have to look up “contemptuous” first. Im from alababama. we split up our suffixs and prefixseseseses into separate words.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @bterry:

          i’m intrigued .
          but i don’t play in rcl’s .
          let me get this straight :
          you have a 180 GS limit .
          you will exceed that limit by the abs .
          you currently have 8 RP’s and will pick up one more .
          so , does that mean :
          you currently are not using your RP’s ,
          in order to start all of those SP’s ?
          if true ,
          do you have any hitters ??
          (thanking you , in advance .)

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @costaricanchata:
            *edit*
            abs … should be asb

          • bterry says:
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            @costaricanchata: I h@costaricanchata: @costaricanchata: The GS limit is for pitchers only. I’m using 7 rp since chapman is on the dl and two stream starters a day. I have a full roster of hitters, underperforming hitters but they play at least… kind of. When my closers have off days I stream the open roster spot as well. When chapman is back ill only stream one a day and multiple on days my rp are off. maximize ip in a capped start league.

          • bterry says:
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            @costaricanchata: It didn’t affect my draft for hitters negatively at all. I may not have drafted best guys but drafting elite relievers only cost me the place where I woulda drafted sp

          • bterry says:
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            @bterry: @costaricanchata: surprisingly, my stream has outperformed a lot of staffs as im number one in k’s and 4 people have more gs than I do. I am also mid pack in wins era and whip and second place in saves. (thanks to kid a picking up every closer carousel stop)

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @bterry:

              and still ,
              you think you’ll reach that 180 start limit
              by asb ?
              i guess that’s what i’m having trouble figuring .
              i might have difficulty reaching that limit
              over the whole course of the year .
              sounds like an interesting strategy , however .

              • Brett says:
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                @costaricanchata: should. Im 19% through my games started and only 14% through with season. I alson didnt do the full two man everyday stream right at first. Tried 9 rp at first and adapted to this. Asb is a bit lofty of a goal to finish by. But if i can stream two a day an say four two days a week. I should be close to it. Maybe aug would be a better goal. I havent worke the math exactly to the date yet but the earlier the better as long as im not sacraficing games my rp pitch in with them on the bench for a streamer

  200. Boomer19 says:
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    Dee Gordon or Aaron Hill for ROS? If needs are equal. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  201. Oz says:
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    VERY pitching heavy, points league. Drop Jake Odorizzi for Joe Smith? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  202. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the 1-2-3 save for the Mets.

    Ugh, can more than 3 bullpens exist in a solid state in all of major league baseball at the same time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons: I bet he takes over for Farnsworth. Farns doesn’t have much left. Dice-K could probably toss that one inning every now and then and be decent enough at it.

  203. Adam says:
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    H2H pts league, limited trans… +1 for each TB, RBI, etc and -1 for K

    Who would you rather have as a backup 2B for the ROS — Phillips or Kendrick? Only have room for 1, and Phillips has been a steaming pile of poop so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  204. Helter Skelter says:
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    6×6 (ops added) 10 team league.
    Trade Beltre for A Jones
    Trade Beltre for Braun
    or Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones

      • Helter Skelter says:
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        @Grey: I do like A Jones. Just wish his OPS could improve (me getting greedy).

  205. Hi Grey — Ozuna was just dropped in one of my leagues. Is he a clear upgrade over Melky, Aoki, or Leonys? In your pre-season rankings he was around even with the Melkman and behind the others. But three weeks into the season, would you swap him out of the three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Aoki if you don’t need runs and average… They’re all a toss up…

  206. Willie Mays Hays says:
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    I accepted Wily Peralta and $4 for my Allen Craig. Obviously don’t have to agree, but this is my reasoning.

    Craig has the 3rd highest ground ball % this year after Jean Segura and Ben Revere. That’s NOT good company.. And I just really think Craig would be lucky to get to 15 homeruns. He was only really good for his counting stats last year which had a lot to do with a high BABIP and I just can’t trust that he’ll get to 15/90.. He also doesn’t walk much. Craig aka NL Billy Butler: SELL.

    Also, Wily Peralta is inducing a ton of ground balls and has improved control. He’s throwing absolute easy gas. He’s essentially a better Michael Pineda in the NL minus the pine tar cheating. BUY.

    Right now, I think Allen Craig is just a name, which Peralta is going to actually give me helpful stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully it works out

      • Willie Mays Hays says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I look at it as Wily Peralta, Dayan Viciedo (who I just picked up yesterday and think he’s going to take a step forward), and $4 for Allen Craig.

        I feel really good about the move. But we shall see..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • stonepie says:
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      @Willie Mays Hays: craig is a slow starter. the gb% is too high and probably always will be. having said that, he still bats in the middle of a good lineup, his o-swing is at a career low and his contact % is higher than ever. i know he’s been terrible so far but i see it as a time to buy, not to sell.

      • Willie Mays Hays says:
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        @stonepie: I know but what am I really waiting for? 10-15 homeruns? I know he’ll probably heat up because he has to, but I really think I can get more out of his roster spot. I think he’s more of a name right now than anything.

        Wily Peralta has the best stuff on the Brewers and it looks like he’s figuring it out. Viciedo also seems to be maturing as well.

        I owned Craig last year and I just don’t think he’ll be a great fantasy force this year. Maybe a few years ago when he hit 22 homeruns in like 120 games, but it looks like he’s stabilizing into singles-doubles hitter which is great.. But if I can get upside in Peralta and Viciedo plus $4, 4 potential players.. I think I gotta do it.

        So with that said, I sold all of my Allen Craig stocks. I’ll let someone else hope for those 15 homeruns.

        • Boy Wonder says:
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          @Willie Mays Hays: 14* more homeruns. Fun fact: Craig’s only homerun this year, came off of none other than Wily Peralta.

  207. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    There must be a happy German word for that day when one of the best players in your league mistakenly leaves 20Ks in 15IP with a sub 0.50 Whip, 2 ERs, 2 Quality Starts and a 9.5 K/BB on his bench while his starting middle reliever gives up runs and gets knocked out. It isn’t “schadenfreude”. That just doesn’t cut it. I want a German word with a schizer and an eff bomb in it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Gutenlederhosen!

  208. aj says:
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    Between these scrubs i have to fill 1st/3rd, utility, OF, OF, OF…I could use help in all catigories. Which two do i drop?
    Chris Carter, Will Venable, Norichika Aoki, Dexter Fowler, Matt Joyce, Corey Hart, Marcell Ozuna,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce, Fowler

  209. Sad Keanu says:
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    Start/trust Peavy in 10 team H2H tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  210. costaricanchata says:
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    same old oliver perez .
    on the rare occasion that he does find the plate ,
    even lefties can hit him .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d expect no less

  211. Jacks says:
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    Time to say goodbye to Sizemore? 4X4 league. He’s mired in a dreadful slump and Victorino is back. He’ll sit against lefties for sure now. Worried that I might miss a comeback player of the year performance if I drop … but then there’s a high probability he breaks down as well.

    Trade him in for Corey Hart? Also looking at LaRoche, but he’d be a WM only for me. Hart just needs 2 more OF appearances … Dunn a possibility as well. Need power. Could also drop Boni instead of Sizemore, but Boni has the MI eligibility.

    So drop either Sizemore or Boni for Hart LaRoche or Dunn? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take LaRoche

  212. Sad Keanu says:
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    How would you rank Viciedo, Aoki, and EYJ? I have to drop one of them soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

  213. Wilsonian says:
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    Lost Trumbo so I dealt Rizzo for Myers. Pedro and Arenado are at UTIL and Springer is my bench bat. Good deal for me?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  214. booya says:
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    Would you want Frazier, Seager or Plouffe until Beltre returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: you know beltre returns on the 25th though.

  215. Malicious Phenom says:
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    any reason to hold BJ Upton? Vicedo and Aoki are FA’s in my 10 team H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Viciedo for right now

  216. Malicious Phenom says:
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    henderson alavrez or Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  217. Andrew A says:
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    rank Haren, Ross, Porcello, Eovalidi s’il vous plait

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Eovaldi

  218. David J says:
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    Which side of the trade would you rather be on (points league):

    McCutchen and Seager OR Miguel Cabrera and Kemp?

    Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @David J: Miggy and Kemp for sure!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  219. Game of Throws says:
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    10 team H2H re-draft;

    Lose Springer for Victorino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  220. John E. Depth says:
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    Back to a previous trade question…

    Trade Mesoraco 3$+ Leonys Martin 6$ for Carlos Santana 21$ in a 12 team keeper. My OF consists of Bautista, Marte, Gordon, Victorian, Joyce… Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  221. Snake Hips says:
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    Hey everyone! I’m benching Harper tonight so if you own him, get him in your lineup because I only bench people who hit. Watch him go 3-4 with 2 ding dongs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have that many hitters on a short schedule day to bench your 1st rounder? Nice team…

      • Snake Hips says:
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        @Grey: I have 1 bench bat and it’s an outfielder. All my OF’s are playing today and I’m getting production out of all of them except Harp…

      • Snake Hips says:
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        @Grey: it’s a keeper so I kept him at an 18th round value – so I don’t feel that bad haha. Hitter-tron down on him too today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  222. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Grey,
    Is it my imagination or is every average (translation: bag of shite) SP getting double digit Ks in their starts this season? Jus this week we have had Harangutan, Lackey, McHugh, Kluber (who I didn’t dumped earlier this week and didn’t start while I do still have him) and God only know who else getting 11 or 12 Ks.

    Why the f do we even draft a staff?

    Rant over. Thanks.

    • Let ARoid Play! says:
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      @Let ARoid Play!: Please excuse the one extra “didn’t in there.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching is deep, yo

  223. Count de Monetball says:
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    I have three 1b’s in a standard yahoo! 5×5 league, so I have to sit one of Votto, Rizzo, and Jose Abreu every night. In this case, would you try to trade one of them for Carlos Santana to run out as catcher (currently running with Pierzynski)? If so, which one would you try first Abreu or Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would not trade one for a better player?

  224. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Napoli or Adams ROS roto league?

  225. dave anchovies says:
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    wouldya let Tumbone go for W. peralta and F. Rodney?

    i’m on vacation paying big bucks for a lobby computer..i dont know when this was even proposed, but its on the table.

    h2h 12 teamer. i could use pitching on both ends. stacked with first basemen…but trumbo was my #1.

    thanks
    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and enjoy your vacay!

      • dave anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        thank you!!

  226. SteveNZ says:
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    10 games for Pineda? Can only assume MLB isn’t actually too bothered about that kind of cheating.
    Makes it almost worth trying if you’re a pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gaylord Perry got in the HOF that way

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Baseball is funny to me sometimes. Like the new mobile experience btw. On phone anyway…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, cool… Yeah, something had to give with the old, we getting weird complaints…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: How do you feel about Koehler @ NYM the day after tomorrow? SON hates it but he’s been ok of late, no?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I don’t mind him there…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just realized something — what happened to Prezzii?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Hmmmm. Don’t know. He’s been a bit quiet in the FCL too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hope nothing happened to him…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: im betting on locked up for solicitation of a tramny hooker

  227. gareth says:
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    MOOBS was dropped in my rcl so I claimed him. Problem is I now have 2 DH ONLY guys and can only start one or the other, not both at the same time.

    Butler’s value is obviously low after a slow start, but what could I conceivably get for Victor Martinez? He does bat cleanup behind miggy and looks healthy and productive.

    Im thin at mi,ss and 3b (headley, gyorko, alcides). What should I shoot for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t trade them for anything…

  228. dave anchovies says:
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    10 games is what he gets just like anyone else doing the exact same thing.

    some got less. and pine tar doesnt affect the batter so much as it does the pitcher trying to hit the zone. which batters tend to like, anyway.

  229. Carlos says:
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    I was psyched to pick up Colabello.. the AL leader in RBIs… Saw the Twins put up a 9 spot on the Reys…

    and Colabello went 0-5! TICKER TEASE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  230. C.O.C. says:
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    10 team league, I’m giving Adam Jones, I get Werth, Cobb, and Perez. My outfield is Trout, Braun, J. Upton, and Jones. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • C.O.C. says:
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        @Grey: If I replace Jones with Braun, still hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do better…

  231. Jack says:
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    10 team H2H 6×5 with OBP and Errors.

    My offense is stacked, in fact I’d like to get rid of a player (to use as a streaming position) but they are too good to drop. I have Melky and Longo as spares. Very hard to get anyone in the league to trade but I think I need better pitching. My pitchers are:

    Wacha
    Hamels
    Bailey
    Gray
    Cingrani
    Peralta
    Soriano
    Soria
    Santos
    Lindstrom

    I’ve been losing ERA/WHIP every time, winning K’s all the time and splitting on S’s and W’s. I think I can get Strasburg with Longo AND Melky. Should I? Or should I keep my excess and pick up T. Walker when he comes off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Strasburg there

  232. Michael says:
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    Just picked up colabello in most of my leagues, hoping he’s the next big thing, (reminds me of a blend between crush davis and chris johnson)

    So Im in a roto league. my pitching is good and my obp and stolen bases are down. Everything else is looking ok. Should I accept this trade? : Ill trade away longo and werth for cargo and either rizzo/wheeler. anyone have any thoughts or comments? please let me kno, it would be of great help. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, with Rizzo…

  233. Night pandas says:
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    Grey,

    Another owner in my 15 teamer ( keep 11) loves Bauer and has Longo on the block. Do you think A Gordon and Bauer is enough for Longoria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful

  234. Bubba says:
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    ROS Aoki or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  235. Wilsonian says:
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    Open roster spot, who are you taking?

    Colabello
    Melky
    Kluber
    Lindstrom

    Kluber would require a waiver claim. Other three are FAs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what if Lindstrom would be my 5th closer? I can play a max of 6 RPs.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      melky .
      atb contributer .

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: @costaricanchata: dammit, why you guys gotta disagree? I’m already garbage at making important decisions like this.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Wilsonian:

          flip a coin .
          if it lands on it’s edge , go with melky .

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @costaricanchata: I figured heads it’s Lindstrom, tails it’s Melky. If it lands on its side, it’s 1927 Babe Ruth.

  236. Its too high says:
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    What does the elbow injury do to the pitch counts and IP for the rest of the season for Chris Sale?
    Should i try and move him now or hold ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get… It’s not a good sign…

  237. McBainus says:
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    Kershaw and Bruce
    or
    Sale and Adam Jones

    Which side do you like better for both ROS? A different opinion as keepers? (both sides are actually the exact same keeper cost in this league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

      • McBainus says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  238. SteveNZ says:
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    Not thrilled about having to use Gyorko today…

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @SteveNZ: Im not thrilled about using him at all, but im keeping faith with him. He will get hot soon!

      #keepthefaith

  239. Flunkie says:
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    Trade a 2nd, 3rd, and 5th picks next year for Billy Butler? We keep 14 guys, so it’s essentially 16th, 17th, and 19th. Just lost Trumbo so I kinda want to do it but would like some advice before trading away future picks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty bad

  240. MattTruss223 says:
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    Short schedule day? Oh, just another Rasmus HR day!

    Love HR batty calls!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  241. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Gregerson for

    Burnett (@ARI, vWAS, @TOR)
    Lackey (vTB, vCIN, @MIN)
    Porcello (@MIN, @KC, vHOU)
    Mejia (vMIA, @COL, @MIA)
    Skaggs (vCLE, vTEX, @TOR)

    I love asking a question I already know the answer to just for a sense of validation ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Sexy minds think alike!

  242. Papajeansegura says:
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    Carl Crawford worth a pickup over EYJ or possibly Marco Estrada? He’s on waivers been holding onto Estrada all week for his Cubbies matchup, does he have decent long term value? cause I am really liking what I am seeing out of Jon Niese as a big time Mets fan. So i guess it’s two available spots between those 4 guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with the two you have…

  243. Amos says:
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    Offered Cano for Stanton… I am starting neil walker (injured Profar) and Ozuno chilling on my bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano

  244. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    did you lose trumbo in a 15-teamer ?
    i haven’t got a clue how to replace those
    missing 40-45 hrs in my 14-teamer .

    cust .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      yeah , i know that i should deduct the 7 that he already gave me ,
      but , it’s no longer “early” .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        “sluggers” remaining in my pool include :
        bj-up , johnny gomes , jesus guzman , chris carter .
        jose tabata , and , j.p. arencibia !!
        at least , with trumbo , power came with
        a batting average north of the mendoza line .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m pretty much screwed there and an NL-Only league

  245. bossmanjunior says:
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    Can you headline Myers in the buy article tomorrow? It seems like your voodoo magic only worked for a couple days. I need one for Encarnacion as well..and Segura…and Marte. Actually, can I just send you all of my team rosters and you can suggest everyone I have? Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  246. bigwormsherm says:
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    Deitrich, Espinosa, Gyorko

    Right now & Also Rest of season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  247. Josh says:
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    Greyskull….

    How would you rank the following in a non-keeper league…

    Eovaldi, Simon, Lohse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Lohse

  248. Principal Blackman says:
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    Given this staff in an RCL would you drop one of anyone to pick up Drew hutchison:

    J Fer
    Bailey
    Liriano
    Kluber
    Masterson
    Smyly
    Salazar
    Wily Peralta
    R Soriano
    Lindstrom
    J Henderson
    Joe Smith

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Henderson

  249. J-FOH says:
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    I have to wonder if pineda was always in pine tar face this whole time. He seemed extra special dark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  250. Swfcdan says:
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    Dice-K’s the new Mets closer!

  251. Buge Hoobs says:
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    11 team shallow weekly 5×5

    BN: Springer
    (Start 7 P’s)
    SP: Sale, Anibel, Gray, Cingrani, Tillman, Eovaldi
    RP: FRod, Perkins, Axford

    I have my DL spot open for Sale, but I don’t know if it would be wiser to pick up one P or drop Springer and pick up two SP’s. Who would you pick up from the following:

    Kuroda, JHenderson, Dickey, TWood, Kluber, Miley, Mejia, Richards, Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  252. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    I did the deal I mentioned earlier. Final deal was getting Bryce, Puig, Tanaka & Rollins for my beloved Trout, Springer, Prado & Alfredo Simon.

    On paper I won. Still having a tough time.

      • G-Money says:
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        @Kid A: explain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully it works out

  253. Shitty Bill Butler says:
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    Is Drew Hichinson worth a look in 10 team mixed league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  254. Swfcdan says:
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    Is Kazmir start-every-time-out material now? Even when his controls a bit off hes striking guys out. The stuff looks back too, around 92 on the gun. Or is he still just a medioakre.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  255. Robert says:
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    Grey- still keeping the Gyorko faith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  256. SteveNZ says:
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    I’ll stick with him but Gyorko is such an effing waste of space right now. Eff him. Be better off leaving the slot empty.

  257. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    erlin/oberholtzer/hale/fausto/nuno/maurer/keuchel/mccarthy/colby/de la rosa/lyons for worst 2 SP slots in 16 teamer. pick 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erlin, Keuchel

  258. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Current closers are Soria, Perkins and Santos. Janssen owner enquired about Santos. Was thinking about offering him santos for Rosario (my current catcher is Perez) or packaging santos/crisp for Rosario/Gordon? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: don’t think he’ll budge on gordon but could probably do Rosario for santos straight up. Go for it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  259. KillerB says:
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    Is Granderson droppable in a 10 team mixed league? My OF is Matt Hollida y, Alex Gordon, Torii Hunter and Brett Gardner, with Morse off the bench and Josh Hamilton coming back eventually. Weaker players on the squad include: Frazier, Dozier, Everth, Moustakas, and Bogaerts. Have to drop someone with Machado coming off the DL. Would Grandy be the guy you drop or one of the others named?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose him

  260. KillerB says:
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    Is Granderson droppable in a 10 team mixed league? My OF is Matt Hollida y, Alex Gordon, Torii Hunter and Brett Gardner, with Morse off the bench and Josh Hamilton coming back eventually. Weaker players on the squad include: Frazier, Dozier, Everth, Moustakas, and Bogaerts. Have to drop someone with Machado coming off the DL. Would Grandy be the guy you drop or one of the others named?

    • KillerB says:
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      Sorry — 12 team mixed 6×6 H2H

  261. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Would you give up Shelby Miller and Cespedes for Shields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  262. Los locos says:
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    Drop one to pick up Addison reed.

    Tillman
    Hutchinson
    Chavez
    Yelich
    Brantley
    Laroche
    Colabello
    A hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  263. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking to pickup Schoop until Gyorko starts hitting. Will Schoop be around next week when Manny comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be

  264. Los locos says:
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    Pinto
    Montero
    Zunino
    Navarro
    Norris

    Cather that could pan out this season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  265. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    I pray that your right with this Gyorko love…I have lost Cuddyer, Trumbo and Beltre to the DL and Gyorko and Phillips have single handily lost my last 2 weeks….sitting in 8th watching those asswipes go 1-8 every night makes me want to puke as I continue to slip in the rankings of a 10 team league.

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: Speaking of…Gyorko with another 0-4 night and his BA down to .128…..I’ve seen pitchers with better BA.

  266. Suessmanzada says:
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    TrumBoner down!!!!

    i offered Yordano and Gardner for Zobrist.

    do you likes the mango?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  267. coachgonzo says:
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    fellow razzballers coach needs input from the scouts, I m in a 12 team roto keeper league that is doing real good on offense thanks to Giancarlo, cargomez,freeman,and My dude Dee to name a few. I still have Bruce. C.Davis, Sandoval, and Puig. My pitching is off to a slow start. I do have Jofer and Teheran but the rest of my staff is eh. Wheeler,Skaggs, Eovaldi, and gulp Beckett. Someone has offered me Verlander for my Justin Upton. Thoughts appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper pitching

      • coachgonzo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Brotha. Your advice weighs heavily on what I might choose to do. I was leaning kate upton over j.upside prior,now not so much. Follow up question .select top 3 free agents from. Jesse chavez, zach McAllister, Garrett Richards, joe smith, melancon, dice k. My awful bullpen contributing to the rest of my pitching lowliness consists of hunter, santos, gregerson. Stashing Bauer on my one bench spot too. Im prepared to drop Gregerson or beckett depending how he looks his next start.

        • coachgonzo says:
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          @coachgonzo: last 2 cents. Juptons strikeout rate is absurd! Is this not concerning for his overall projections. Ill live w 270 s but below 250 No likey

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I hear ya…Chavez, Smith, Richards

          • coachgonzo says:
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            @coachgonzo: Razzballers would love to a couple more opinions on this potential trade .Holla

            • coachgonzo says:
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              @coachgonzo: thanks Grey . You da man!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  268. Count de Monetball says:
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    I was just offered Adam Jones for Justin Upton and Anthony Rizzo. What do you think? I got to take this right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Mr. mustachio

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  269. Nucking Futz says:
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    Grey, need your help. was offered Castro/Boniface for Weiters. I am last in SB’s but Weiters is my C1. I think Castro/Weiters is a push? So take it or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Nucking Futz says:
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        @Grey: What if Castro was replaced with Perez? Still Hold?

  270. Wilsonian says:
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    Back to my question from earlier, if Lindstrom would be my 5th closer, would you still go him or go with Melky, Colabello, or Kluber?

    Have Soriano, Rodney, Hawkins, and Johnson now. The bat would be a bench bat/UTIL player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  271. EJ says:
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    14 team ROTO; i lost Trumbo and have no other 1B; looking at trading phillips for either morneau or adams as the other guy needs 2b. which would be a better trade? if those aren’t good, who should i be looking at getting for phillips?

    i have carpenter, kinsler, and bonof also eligible at 2b

    great insight and humor in the blog! thanks.

    • EJ says:
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      @EJ: oh…one more thing….i thought about dropping kubel to get a 1b on wire, but best available are: g.jones, olt, k. johnson, reynolds, j. fran

      i thought about picking up singleton the other day and stashing him but that doesn’t get anyone to play in my vacant 1b position thanks to t-bones lack of calcium

      should i drop kubel and stream until a better opportunity comes via trade or singleton gets the call?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d stream matchups until trade goes through

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams, it’s fine… Thanks!

  272. Fungazi says:
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    Gyorko ‘I’m a 30 steal guy, not a 30 homer guy, common’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  273. Carlos says:
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    The Gyrk comes through again! The fact that he is stealing bases is hysterical to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s something

  274. TrumbOuch says:
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    I’ve got a guy interested in my JUpton. Would Choo and Fister be a good return? Or Allen Craig and Fister? Fister isn’t my favourite, but he could probably help my staff, and Craig or Choo isn’t a huge dropoff from Upton – just different categories (though maybe higher injury risk from both).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It would be fine, yeah… The Choo one

      • TrumbOuch says:
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        @Grey: Fine like shouldn’t pass up, or fine like ‘meh’?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not meh

  275. hankp says:
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    Rank ROS for a 5×5: Springer, Werth, Pagan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth, Springer

      • hankp says:
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        You guys are the best.Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  276. Mike says:
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    6*6 (OBP, QS) Yahoo Keeper League

    Myers & S Grey for Rizzo and Liriano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair though

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike:

      My bad, that’s supposed to be “Gray”

  277. frankgrimes says:
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    Yo G you dropping strop for joe smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      Grimey!

  278. bossmanjunior says:
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    Considering your Italian roots, have you ever considered mixing in some Italian lingo? Like instead of de nada, you can say Prego! Such a fun word to say. I used to live in Italy for school and I absolutely love the culture. Ciao!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  279. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    With all due respect … TOO MANY COMMENTS! Go home, guys, and get some rest.

  280. Picard56 says:
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    Morneau hits 30 homers this year with the Rox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful

    • Carnac says:
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      Put it this way: only about a dozen players hit 30 or more HR last year.

      • Picard56 says:
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        @Carnac:

        Are 25 homers a reasonable expectation?

  281. Mike B says:
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    10 team 10 keeper 5×5 roto, qs/obp…

    was just offered JUp & Trumbo for Stras(none of which have any added keeper value)

    I already have Hamilton/Profar/Latos/Janssen on team with 2 occupying DL

    Puig Marte Holiday Pence Gattis currently starting in OF (Hamilton over Gattis once healthy)
    Prince Pujols Ortiz using 1b CI and Util.

    JoFer Strasburg Gio Teheran Shelby top 5 SP with Kuroda on bench (Latos eventually, maybe)

    I liked my current roster in spite of the injuries, is this enough value to shake up lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo could be out for months… It’s Upton for Stras, do you need Upton?

      • Mike B says:
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        @Grey: Not particularly so long as Hamilton is back by June. Thanks for the advice, Grey!
        Every now and then it’s like when I used to watch people struggle with simple questions on who wants to be a millionaire…much simpler to assess reasonably when removed from the situation. I saw 2 names I liked and froze on the $100 question. You’re a great lifeline!

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