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For the 2nd time in two months, Yu Darvish has woken with a stiffy.  A stiff neck, that is.  Perhaps he should swallow the Viagra pill rather than letting it dissolve in his mouth before bedtime.  On the fo’serious, what’s the problem with Texas and necks?  I blame the NRA.  They insert themselves in national debate, always pointing their finger at people and away from themselves.  That’s the Neck Rehab Association.  That was clear, right?  What does Yu’s bed and pillow arrangement look like?  Did he have his favorite Japanese architect of those tiny little cot-beds that are in hotels in Tokyo design his house?  Maybe the Hello Kitty pillow is meant more for adornment rather than comfort.  Can I have answers, I insist on truthiness.  If I were the Rangers, I’d probably take a look at how he’s sleeping, that’s all I’m sayin’.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Prince Fielder – Underwent neck surgery.  I debated about whether or not to show this, but most of the news outlets have been carrying it, so I figured it was fine.  If you’re squeamish, I suggest you don’t look, but here is what the doctors took out of Prince Fielder’s neck.

Alex Rios – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .330.  Which is terrific, wonderful, caps-locked super, but he only has three homers and I want more said a’la Veruca Salt.

Phil Hughes – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  7th consecutive Quality Start and 6th straight game without a walk.  3.75 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, that’s Phil of the future.

Oswaldo Arcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Yes, you should pick him up.  Yes, right now.  Come back, this will be here.  Go, now, shoo.

Carlos Santana – To the 7-day DL with a concussion.  Maybe he’ll return remembering how to hit a gee-dee baseball.

Nick Swisher – Hit the DL with a hyperextended knee.  And here I thought the only thing he hyperextended was his sideburns.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 1-for-2, 1 run.  With Santana hitting the DL, Chisenhall should see playing time for at least a week, and I’m guessing Santana misses at least two weeks.  Oh, and Chisenhall is hitting around .370 on the season.  Yup.

Matt Kemp – Benched for the fifth straight day.  In related news, Don Mattingly cuts the beef off a steak and eats the gristle.

Carl Crawford – Left the game with an ankle injury.  And Kemp didn’t even replace him!  Seriously, dubya tee eff, Mattingly?  Were your brains in your mustache?  Crawford is likely headed to the DL, so I guess this means everyday playing time for Scott Van Slyke.  I hope I’m joking.

Zack Greinke – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Not only has he rebounded in a huge way from his peripherals last year, but he’s posting some of the best numbers of his career, and I’m not talking ERA, but that’s spectacular too (2.18).

Andre Ethier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Taking advantage of the playing time he’s getting for blackmailing Mattingly.

Carlos Marmol – Signed a deal with the Reds.  The Reds are hoping to turn Marmol around.  Or at least have him act as a decoy for kidnappers that Aroldis attracts.

Alfredo Simon – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies can recite the entire Madonna/Warren Beatty scene in Truth or Dare, they know Lady Gaga’s birthday and they will not be afraid to knock down any pitcher, not even Alfredo Simon.

Devin Mesoraco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .361.  For the first time in a while, it looks like the Reds have a power hitter batting third.  Snap in a Votto formation!

Evan Gattis – Scratched with a strained wrist, but he should be back in a day or two.  He’s just taking it one day at a time like when he used to sleep in a shopping cart in the salad bar aisle of A&P.

Andrelton Simmons – Day-to-day with ankle inflammation.  He said it felt like the heat sensors of Planet Zorbeth were coursing through his for-show veins, then tip-toed slowly out of the room.

Aaron Harang – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The Braves haven’t missed their injured starters with Harang answering the call.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-5 with a leadoff home run, his 4th.  I’m sure we’re all familiar with this sensation.  A guy hits a home run in his first at-bat and you’re psyched for a huge game, then they do nothing.  We should have a glossary term for a player that hits a home run in his first at-bat then does nothing the rest of the game.  Please suggest in the comments.

Clay Buchholz – Headed to the Disgraceful List with a hyperextended ERA.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks as he broke the Red Sox losing streak.  Glad the Red Sox didn’t have to have Big Papi dress up in a skirt so Pedroia could slump bust.

James Paxton – Shut down with shoulder inflammation.  It’s like him and Taijuan Walker are having one of those childhood races between brothers to not take a bath.  No, you first!

Nick Franklin – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, which is nice, but it would be even nicer if he just played every day.  You call him up to what?  Chitchat on the bench?  Talk about the new Sam Smith album?  Well, I could do that.  It’s insanely good, but how does he look like Boy George?  He’s like the Charlie Blackmon of R&B singers.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .300.  That’s in only 20 games, so he has been hitting for power in his short time in the majors.  The Sciosciapath could bench him at any moment for no reason whatsoever, but if you’re struggling for a corner in deeper leagues, I could see grabbing him.

Mark Teixeira – Sat out again with a sore wrist.  He’s pist.  At the time he mist.  While his fantasy owners are full of wist.  Flav calls Souljah, sist. Marshmallow Fluff, Teddy Grahams and kumquats is my shopping list.  Orange juice manufacturers shorten to ‘kist.  How’d I start this, eh, that’s hist.  Dyslexic fans of Six Feet Under love Ymerej O Sist.  Yo, doc, is that a tumor or a cist?  This was a track off my debut album from my high school band, General Gist.

Lance Lynn – 9 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Yankees.  You know how the standard bearer for all great offenses is the 1927 Yankees?  Well, I’m gonna start calling this team the 1987 Yankees.  Pags might actually be better than any power bat in their lineup yesterday,  That’s present-day Pags.

Matt Holliday – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Wow, he got old fast.  In another two years, he’s gonna be patrolling left in Yankee Stadium!

Allen Craig – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  What did I say?  He’d be hitting .280 by June 15th?  Still sounds good, but he could get there by June 7th.  And I’m saying this and I don’t even own him anywhere.  Respek!

Matt Adams – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I just had a fun idea for the All-Star Game.  Fun idea alert!  Have Morganna throw out the first pitch and have Matt Adams run on the field and kiss her.

Noah Syndergaard – MRI came back clean on his elbow.  The Mets celebrated by having him throw 180 curveballs.

Travis d’Arnaud – Expected back on Wednesday.  Hey, that’s today!  You snuck up on me!

Jenrry Mejia – 2 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Terry Collins, or as he should be called Soon-To-Be Wally Backman, didn’t know how else to blow a game without Valverde, so he tried to throw his closer for 37 pitches.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  He hasn’t done much in the last week, but with EY DL’d, Lagares should be the leadoff man for the foreseeable future, assuming you can only see two weeks into the future.

Jon Niese – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.74.  He needs that nose of his to block the BBs from his eyes.

Alex Presley – 3-for-3, 1 RBI, and hitting well in the last week with most of that coming in the last four games (10-for-18).  Hot schmotato alert!

Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. Jeremy Guthrie (6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks).  In a matchup that had fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) almost streaming then screaming sonava-didn’t-pick-up!  McHugh’s ERA is down to 2.80, and I swear to you I owned him for his one start that he looked like a McFool.  McHugh’s peripherals don’t scream out regression (10 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, 2.98 xFIP) and I’m about to own Keuchel and McHugh on one team, which I did not draw up back in March.  As for Guthrie, he is a streamer and the Stream-o-Nator rightfully thinks he’s garbage for his next start.

Yordano Ventura – MRI showed no damage to his elbow and he’s expected to only miss one start.  Halleberrylujah!  Yost said the MRI showed “valgus stress overload,” which sounds like something a female porn star would have.  It basically means he could be in trouble in 50 innings or in 350 innings, but at some point, he’s going to need major surgery.  So, let’s form a prayer octagon that he gets through this season.

Alex Cobb – 5 IP, 6 ER vs. the Blue Jays.  Movable object meets Edwin Encarnacion’s swing.  Movable object meets lady’s lap in the outfield seats which causes her to drop her roasted squirrel sandwich and poutine, or whatever they eat in Canada.

Sean Rodriguez – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Few more games like this and Joe Maddon will be hitting him third.  By the by, his last three-hole hitter, Matt Joyce, is now hitting ninth.  Seriously, is there any other manager than can readily move his three-hole hitter to ninth without so much as an explanation?   It’s like he’s playing Jenga on the moon.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, raising his ERA to 2.31.  Was a bad day for mi novios, but his opponent Max Scherzer  (6 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks) raised his ERA to 3.00, so there’s still a way for me to turn this into a positive.  My Gray skies are Sonny!

John Jaso – 1-for-1 and his 5th homer, until he was replaced by Derek Norris, who has five of his own homers.  I wonder if next year Rotoworld will rank the platoon of John Jaso and Derek Norris in the first round.

Torii Hunter – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  V-Mart let Hunter carry his dead, rotting brain for one night as he Zombino’d.

Adam Lind – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Lind went pretty silent there for a while, but he’s hitting close to .450 in the last week and now the power is coming along too.  Giddy up!

Juan Francisco – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Little did you know you should’ve been asking in March, Ryan Zimmerman or Juan Francisco?

Mark Buehrle – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, moving his ERA to 2.33 and his record to 9-1.  Unremarkbuehrle!

Tim Hudson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 1.92.  Your All-Star Game starters, Mark Buehrle and Tim Hudson.  This time it’s for the real old!

Gordon Beckham – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .296.  Yes, it’s a product of how bad 2nd basemen are that we’re even interested in Beckham, but he has been hitting for a while now.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Member Domonic Brown’s crazy month last year when he hit like 20 homers in 18 games?  I’m willing Davis to have a similar type month.  If you need power, grab him immediately.

Matt Garza – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 4.84, which is whatevs, but I just wanted to say the Brewers really seem like they’re having one of those charmed years when they inexplicably get to the playoffs, and then are eliminated in the first series.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  In less than a week, he’s given me more power than Prince Fielder did the entire season.  The H is O and Mini Donkey is H!

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Cute, now get hurt already!

Zach Britton – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  Was about as innocuous of a blown save as you can get, and he’s got a long way to look as bad as Tommy Hunter, but Showalter might not wait that long.  I’d grab O’Day if you’re struggling for SAGNOF!

Mark Trumbo – Expected to hit from the batting cage today.  I’ve had so many DL’d players, I totally forgot about this one.  It’s like when you eat a whole box of Cracker Jack and forget about the prize until you crap it out.

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Wow, Miley was doing twerk yesterday.  He is a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator does like his next start, though for the life of me I have no idea why.

Martin Prado – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  After a hideous start, he is hitting .333 in the last week and now even has a home run to show for it.  I’m not a huge Prado fan, but he should be better than he has been.

Tommy Medica – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he started in front of Yonder Alonso due to the Padres facing a lefty.  Though, if we’re being fair, the Padres should bench their entire lineup against righties and lefties.

Nolan Arenado – Updated timetable has him out 4-6 weeks.  Or as I like to say, “Only 42 more days of Chris Parmelee.”

Carlos Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game with a bruised calf.  He’s day-to-day or Day II Day if this were an R&B song.

Charlie Blackmon – 0-for-1, has now sat twice in the last four games against lefties.  In related news, Walt Weiss’s longest relationship was five dates.

Drew Stubbs – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  I like him, but if he’s only starting vs. lefties, then his value is diminished.  I’m married so I know how that feels.

Ben Revere – Homered for the first time in 1565 plate appearances.  The Mayans, “Finally!”

  1. Tim Lin says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Drop Derek Norris for Oswaldo Arcia?

    • @Tim Lin: Do you have two catchers? If so, why?

      If this is basically for your UTIL spot, then yes. But if it’ll leave you catcherless, then what’re you thinking?

      • TimHW says:
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        @Enrique:

        Yes, I have another catcher, which is Rosario, but my league with special rule, so I can’t drop Rosario.

        The reason I keep Derek Norris because his outstanding performance before, and
        there are no others as great as him in my FA.

        However, since Derek Norris has been cold recently, I am not sure whether I should keep him in my lineup, or Oswaldo Arcia is a better choice.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @TimHW: The special keep Rosario rule .I’ve only heard of it never saw 1 up close.

        • @TimHW: Yeah, keep Rosario and take Arcia for Norris.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Tim Lin: uhhuh

      • Sam says:
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        @Wake Up:

        Nobody likes you. Not even your mother.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Sam: Lots of people know me and like me around here. I’ve been around for quite awhile. Sounds like you may be lost and looking for youtube or yahoo comments. So, I’ll give you a couple of replies that you are probably more used to…just to make you feel at home.

          “You’re mother liked me just fine.”

          “Your Daddy doesn’t like you, son.”

          “Then you most certainly must like me…because you are definitely nobody!”

          Sleep well fair prince…

  2. SMLV1 says:
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    Better stash Gio Gonzalez or Taijuan Walker? Who returns first?

    I will have to drop T. Walker and another player to put Gio in my DL spot…Thinking Phillips or Doolittle because I usually start Dozier daily at 2B and have Rosenthal, Papelbon, Frieri and Doolittle as closers.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @SMLV1: Gio

  3. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Prince’s neck extraction pick……well played.

  4. Andrew says:
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    What’s your take on Connor Gillaspie for deeper mixed leagues?

    I picked him up for 3B depth, since I don’t trust Headley just yet.

  5. Ray Liotta's Dermatologist says:
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    Premature Jackulation

  6. Woody Nixon says:
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    “Premature Jack: Nothing Later” – someone who hits a home run in their first at bat and does nothing else the rest of the game.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Should have just followed through with the whole thing: Premature EJACKulation.

  7. SMLV1 says:
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    Also, kinda regret accepting that Trade for Cueto after Holliday went nuts last night. But when your best pitchers are Santana, Shields and Fister I think I needed it.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @SMLV1: rest easy knowing Matt Holliday does not go nuts very often

  8. your mom says:
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    Intro boy!

  9. Dbalz says:
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    Hold Dom Brown or ride Oswald Arcia?

    Donkey-itis

    • @Dbalz: I cut hair on Dominic Brown in a deep league a couple of days ago, and it wasn’t even for someone as hot as Arcia.

      • Dbalz says:
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        @Enrique: Fair enough, what are your feelings on Morneau and his current lack of production?

        • @Dbalz: Hasn’t he cooled down pretty much as the Rockies went on the road? His OPS is something like 250 points higher in Denver. Colorado doesn’t play at home agains until June 3, but then they have three consecutive series at home. I expect he’ll “heat up” again in the thin air.

  10. Goose says:
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    Guy who hits a home run in his first at-bat then does nothing the rest of the game:

    One Pump – builds you up and leaves you wanting more, but that’s all you get.

    • PK says:
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      @Goose: My initial thought was the same: One Pump Chump

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @PK: RLD’s is better

  11. DomMattingly says:
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    Drop Arenado, Bonifacio, or Gyorko for Arcia?

  12. Random Collmenter says:
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    Happy Beginning

  13. Chicken Dinner says:
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    A player hitting a HR in his first AB only to leave you disappointed with the rest of the night is kind of like meeting at smoking hot chick, who you know you will be getting that good stuff from later, only to find out she has a penis.

    You just had a transvestnight,

  14. LA Sound Guy says:
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    Guy who hits a homerun then does nothing for the rest of the game…Ding Dong Done.

    Being a Star Wars nerd, I’d also call him a Mark Hamill (kind of a career metaphor).

    Razzball rules. Big thanks to you, Rudy and the gang for my daily fix.

    • LA Sound Guy says:
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      @LA Sound Guy: I suppose Ding Dong Ditch works, too.

      • Spongeworthy says:
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        @LA Sound Guy: How about bumdinger

        • Designated Shitter says:
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          @Spongeworthy: I like bumdinger… lol thats a good one… except you could use it to describe a Madison Bumgarner HR too lol

          • Designated Shitter says:
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            @Designated Shitter: Or any other SP who hits a HR but you get no credit for it.

  15. Beardcrabs says:
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    WTF charlie blackmon is on the no cut list in my 10 team h2h…

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Beardcrabs: *yahoo

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Beardcrabs: lol good ol Yahoo, guess youre stuck with him then. Seriously who needs no cut lists these days…

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Swfcdan: no cut lists are needed. last year somebody tried to drop chris davis near the end of the season (it was overuled by comish), but it’s likely the highest waiver claimed guy was friends with the chris davis owner. i don’t think charles blackmon should be on it though.

  16. Picard56 says:
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    I need to stream a pitcher next week(june 2nd).

    Who should I grab, Garza or Phelps?

    Garza(Min, @Pit)
    Phelps(Sea, @KC)

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Picard56: Garza

  17. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    Call it what it is: Cocktease

    #NotAll1Bmen

  18. seph meier says:
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    Ros limited moves keep forever league

    McHugh/ archer/ kuechel / Salazar / gee

    Pick 3

  19. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    For a pure neologism, I like Bangfizzle.

  20. Doubledeep says:
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    Aaron hill or Gordon beckham rest of season?

  21. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    Arcia or K. Davis ROS?

    • @Beam Me up Scottay: I was going to ask a similar question, Grey, but adding whether you’d drop Leonys for either. Thanks to Dee Gordon I need power and average more than speed and average.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Enrique:

        Drop Khris Davis for Khris Davis?

        Universe Collapse.

  22. slicke5 says:
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    Leadoff HR then crap… you had an Appeteaser!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slicke5: Not bad, I like ones above better

  23. Randy says:
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    How bad was my trade? I give:

    Ian Kinsler
    Hanley Ramirez
    Nelson Cruz
    Adam Eaton
    Jon Niese

    I get:

    Dustin Pedroia
    Adrian Beltre
    Starlin Castro
    Will Myers
    Gregory Polanco

    Sidenote: I can keep Polanco for $1 next year.

    Am I a retard? Am I selling high? What do you think?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Randy: we don’t say retard anymore Randy…but, I’d say you just Pulled a Heyward!

  24. The Theory says:
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    I always call ‘em “Thank You Baby Jesus, I Got A Home Run!”

    That might be a bit cumbersome for casual usage, though.

    TYBJIGAHR?

    No?

  25. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hi Grey. Who do I drop for Mesoraco? I have Santana on the 7 day DL… K Davis, W Myers, P Polanco, E Cabrera, I Kennedy, or one of my closers Britton or Mejilla… or is it better to just go catcherless for week? Thanks

    • AdamH says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: is that Placido Polanco? If so, I think he’s safe to drop.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: Drop Mejilla…he’s not even in the majors…

  26. Chris says:
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    The slam and meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Not bad, I like ones above better

  27. Buge hoobs says:
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    What’s the word on sale? 4 jks, 0 ER IN ONLY 3 IP. What happened next? Why was he yanked?

    • Buge Hoobs says:
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      @Buge hoobs: @Buge hoobs: @Buge hoobs: Sorry, all! I live in a bubble! If it’s not raining by me, it’s sunny everywhere.

    • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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      @Buge hoobs: rain delay

  28. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 Team 5×5, ROS: Arcia or Span; Ventura or Hughes

  29. Cabby says:
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    12 team keeper
    R, OBP, total bases, rbis, sb
    Era,whip, k, wins, saves

    C- inneta, pierzynski
    1b- moss(abreau on dl)
    2b-cano
    3b-encarnacion
    Ss-segura
    Mi-Hanley
    Ci- smoak
    Of-cargo, Bautista, Brantley, Holliday, crisp
    U- utley
    Bench-profar, Cain abreu(dl), kris Bryant, Austin meadows, Clint Frazier
    P- homer bailey, Cobb, liriano, Hughes, Hutchinson, porcello, simon, Jaimie Garcia
    Rp-cishek, Nathan, clippard, Meiji

    Lost Fernandez to tj for the year and I am in need of some pitching. I was offered Jordan Zimmermann for my Holliday. Both players are not living up to expectations. What do you think? Do you have certain pitchers you think I should target in a trade? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cabby: Gerrit Cole? Bailey?

  30. Shirley Temple says:
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    E5 or Juan Francisco ROS?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      This can’t be at all serious.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jay: Fo’ really brah…

      • Shirley Temple says:
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        @Jay: I saw where Grey said to sell E5 so I sold him high for Juan Francisco this morning. Sell high!

  31. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    16-team league where we count Holds+Saves as one category. I got offered his Cingrani and Masterson for my Glen Perkins. It’d leave me with Drew Storen, Tony Watson, Adam Ottavino and Neil Ramirez as relievers, but I have to do that deal, right?

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Wake Up: You wonder if they come out of their dolldrums, but Buysellatops is buying what Cingrani and Masterson are selling.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @TysonFrozenChicken: it’s not a bad gamble…just don’t think Masterson rebounds

  32. mike iwakuma says:
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    A) Springer/Holliday/Shields or B) Carlos Gonzalez/ Joe Nathan….thanks

  33. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    No two lip impressions are the same.

  34. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    Pick two for the next few weeks: Arcia, Revere, Smith, Viciedo.

  35. bossmanjunior says:
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    Makeout Whore – Gives you the impression that she’s loose but then never puts out.

  36. Nimrod says:
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    Lead off HR then squat afterwards, How about “foreplay” like when your cougar says she only wants foreplay and nothing more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nimrod: Not bad, I like ones above better

  37. John says:
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    This one comes from my wife:

    Home Alone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I like ones above better

  38. Big WilyMoPena Style says:
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    Time to call it quits on James “No K-Pax” Paxton?

  39. bossmanjunior says:
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    My Rios for his Bumgardner?

  40. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Stros had a 3-0 lead going into the 9th. I’m rostering Qualls all year and they bring him in after the first out so he doesn’t get the save despite getting the final two outs. What BULLSHIT!! We need a name for this too. When you see your closers team won, pitched well, and no save despite the score indicating it should have been.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: Qualls needed to pitch the full inning to get the save. In last nights case someone needed to be on base to get the save

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Yes, I’m aware of the rule, I’m just saying it was bullshit. I wake up, see a 3-0 win for the stros, see qualls pitched 2/3 inning but no save. investigate why and am disappointed. its a letdown.

  41. MBones7 says:
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    Guy who hits a home run in his first at-bat then does nothing the rest of the game:
    He hit a teaseoff homerun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MBones7: Not bad, I like ones above better

  42. Jangles says:
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    Rajai or Angel?

  43. Fistered says:
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    Have garret jones at utility since prince got the gravy drain. Should I keep jones for the week or drop him for Khris Davis?

    Also now that I have paxton again, do you think j should continue to hold?

  44. So CG says:
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    A lot of good suggestions. Still thought I’d throw mine in: “Illmatic!”

    You know nothing Nas has done since was as good as Illmatic…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @So CG: not right…but correct!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @So CG: I like it for something, not this… Maybe a guy like Angel Berroa

  45. Grey, DUDE You are brilliant! BEST write up yet!! ‘Texas and necks, hello kitty pillow, swallow instead of dissolve, tiny little cot beds, the neck rehab association, truthiness!! BRAVO mate!!

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    Am I hanging on to Ventura, or dumping him for a streamer? I need some more pitching and I don’t trust him anymore.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d hold, but depends on options as always

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: shallow league. People like Lackey, Pomeranz, McHugh, etc. are all available. Decent options on the wire. It’s H2H and I can’t afford to have dead bodies on my roster not getting me stats.

  47. Serious Short Eyes says:
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    There are a number of “tease” entries already, so this may be superfluous, but I immediately thought “dingertease.”

  48. BERK says:
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    “One stroke wonder” (“one stroke bloke” if you’re British).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK: Not bad, I like ones above better

  49. gobiggreen says:
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    the sloppy sorority girl: put out waaay too much on the first date, then she wants you to respect her and will barely let you kiss her on the second and third date. God Damn it I already payed for those RBIs! Let me see them!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gobiggreen: Hehe…I like how into it you got… Not bad, I like ones above better

  50. RW says:
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    i’ve been offered
    ervin santana, chris tillman. jason kipnis & starlin castro
    for
    verlander, F-Rod, Rendon, Boegarts
    standard 5×5

    i pretty much know my answer, but wanted to run it by the one and only stache

    REACT!

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RW: Kipnis

  51. Khris Davis or Adam Dunn? 10 team H2H points..

  52. Canadian Bacon says:
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    The leadoff home done?
    The whack n slack? or jack n slack?
    Go deep n sleep?
    Dirty Slamchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Canadian Bacon: I like go deep n sleep…I’ll put it on the list…

  53. Swfcdan says:
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    The Kemp situation is effing baffling even as a non-owner of him, has he really been bad, worse than Ethier?? Maddingly will start maddening everyone if he benches Kemp now Crawfords injured, if you’ve had a bust up with the guy just trade him goddamnit! Kemp doesnt deserve this shitty treatment.

    Homer or Lester ROS?
    Khris Davis is hot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Yup, I don’t own him either…. Homer

  54. papasmurf says:
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    The Astros are turning out to be not a total disaster. I started the year with Altuve Castro and Fowler… and still have them.

    Then I picked up McHugh when I had to punt LiriaNOOOO. I guess he’s similar to Jesse Chavez in that he came out of nowhere and is a control guy. His numbers before this year are ridiculously bad. Pitchers… totally unpredictable.

    Sonny coulda had a W if not for the A’s pen. Pretty encouraging start actually. Kept his team in the game without his best stuff.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @papasmurf: Have a night out with Vanity…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yup, agreed on Astros and Sonny

  55. LaterTater says:
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    hi grey

    my $.o2 for the glossary term, not a home run hero but a… home run zero

    my question:

    12 team h2h league, std 5×5

    just how good is polanco?

    was offered this trade:

    my soria for polanco and kipnis

    i have dee at 2b and alcides at ss so i could move dee to ss if i wanted to keep kipnis
    my closers post trade would be k-rod and dolittle, but this is h2h and sagnof
    i wanted polanco for a util spot, and i have k calhoun there now and stashed taveras
    i first offered taveras and calhoun for polanco and other team countered with this

    it seems a lot to give up though

    what do you think?

    great work and thanks a lot

    • Barker says:
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      @LaterTater: so a closer for a top 5 2nd baseman and a star prospect who should be up w/in 14 days

      Im gonna go with kipnis and polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LaterTater: I like ones above better…. Kipnis side

  56. The Strolg says:
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    Slam And Dregs

    Though it should really be called Pulling a Heyward

    • Wake Up says:
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      @The Strolg: dammit! you beat me to it…

    • LA Sound Guy says:
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      @The Strolg: Slam and Dregs! Gets my vote.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Strolg: Solid, I’ll put it on the short list…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: wouldn’t it be Pulling a Heystring?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t get it

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: instead of Pulling a Heyward I Portmanteaued Heyward and Hamstring….I’m just being an ass

  57. kyle kendrick says:
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    Arcia or Calhoun?

  58. malamoney says:
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    Drop Salazar for McHugh?

    • @malamoney: I’m not sure Salazar should be rostered in any redraft leagues at this point. So, yes. But I’m cautious about McHugh. Any other choices?

  59. Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    A player that hits a home run in his first at-bat then does nothing the rest of the game should be called: “All Kite, No String,” or perhaps the feat should be referred to as a “Disappearing Act.”

  60. The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Glossary term suggestion for when a guy hits a homer in first at bat then does nothing:
    Premature Ejackulation

    • The Fantasy Dick says:
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      Premature Onejackulation

      Ok, i’m done

      • @The Fantasy Dick: I like that one. But that may not be a good thing based on my taste in previous glossary terms.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Enrique: You taste test them first yuck

        • The Fantasy Dick says:
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          @Enrique: Slam & Dregs probably fits the site more, but it made me laugh

      • The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @Grey: I’d like to vote for Slam & Dregs

  61. On Paper All-Stars says:
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    Here is my team. 10-team, 5×5 h2h, 8 man keeper.

    My team is going into the toilet. So inconsistent. Thinking of trying to move Trout or CarGo to fill some holes and mix it up. Any suggestions of who I should target or should I just stay the course?

    Been offered Rizzo, Gomez, Kinsler, Teheren for Trout, peralta, singleton, gyroko – Don’t feel that it helps (gives me a few pieces and could open up more trades)

    Is Khris Davis better than Smith or Gyorko?

    C Evan Gattis
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Chase Utley
    3B Xander Bogaerts
    SS Alcides Escobar
    CI Lonnie Chisenhall
    MI Dee Gordon
    OF Mike Trout
    OF Carlos González
    OF Austin Jackson
    OF Billy Hamilton
    Util Seth Smith
    BN Devin Mesoraco
    BN Jedd Gyorko
    BN Jon Singleton
    BN Oswaldo Arcia
    DL José Abreu
    SP Michael Wacha
    SP Yordano Ventura
    SP Zack Wheeler
    SP Rafael Montero
    RP Craig Kimbrel
    RP Sergio Romo
    P Wily Peralta
    P Alex Cobb
    BN Drew Pomeranz
    BN Trevor Bauer
    BN Heany
    BN Homer Bailey

    Thanks for any feedback Grey. Frustrating start to the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @On Paper All-Stars: Davis over Smith, Rizzo trade looks decent for you, fixes multiple areas

  62. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Starting Bailey against the Dodgers, WHO’s WITH ME?!?!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Wake Up: With Santana, Cobb & Gray already ………….I’m running Bailey out there too

  63. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Getting frustrated with cargo. Would you trade cargo and pujols for goldy and stras?

    • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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      It’s a 3 player keeper league and my other two keepers are trout and cutch

      • Spyre says:
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        @BitchesBeShoppach: with only 3 keepers, 3 OF seems like a lot. I’d pull the trigger on that trade and keep goldy

  64. Fish says:
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    “The only thing to stop a bad guy with a (stiff) neck, is a good guy with a neck (massage). No homo.” I think that’s how it goes.

    And for Heyward’s term, I’ll go with: Premature Jackulation.
    I’m sure the 4 girl readers know what I’m talking about; lots of buildup followed by 3 hours of disappointment.

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish:

      Wow. Was I late to the punch on that suggestion. Sorry 4 lady readers, I like to take my time to get there.

  65. Wudaben says:
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    No jDlR mention? I’m appalled! He is only owned in 27% of ESPN leagues but after his first 3 stinkers he is sporting a 1.88 era over 8 starts, 6 quality starts and the other two were a 0 earned run rain out over 3 and a 1 earned run over 5. His velocity is back up to 2011 levels and he is commanding his pitches better than he did back in the day.

    Sure the xFIP is 3.61 so some regression is due but he plays in the NL West for an offensive powerhouse…. Looks like gold for a H2H points league! or is that fools gold??

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wudaben: I will allow you to pick him up for your team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben: You starting him at home?

      • Wudaben says:
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        @Grey: Last year he was 10-1 at home with a 2.76era and he is throwing 2mph harder. I figure it can’t really be any worse than the a$$ raping I keep getting when I trot Ventura, Smyly, Liriano, etc. out there!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  66. mauledbypandas says:
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    Good roundup today Grey. The levity helps me not think about how bad my teams have been the past few weeks.

    also, I think you meant gristle in the Kemp blurb? Unless he is eating a hairy steak. Is that fellating a 70′s chick? Mas preguntas

  67. Tonyb says:
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    There are several players who homered on their first at-bat and then never again for their career. Some were grand slams, some were on the first pitch. You can find a list here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_players_with_a_home_run_in_their_first_major_league_at_bat

    I would pick a player’s name from that list:
    A Dallimore, or a Bankhead, or a Saccomanno!!! Bonus, Bankhead was the first black major league pitcher….

    You’re welcome.

  68. Chris says:
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    Names for first at bat homer, then nothing (Jason Heyward):
    Just the tip
    Blue Balls (starts something, and then nothing)

    • mitchell says:
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      @Chris: for what it’s worth, i like the ‘just the tip” one. best one so far I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I think we have better above

  69. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    I was thinking for the naming of what J-Hey did…Anti-climactic, post-orgasmic and Erectile_ dysfunction_while_with_Shyla_Stylez_In_person…Get it? Like you almost came but then couldn’t get it up again?

    Cheers,
    Ante

  70. Wake Up says:
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    Oh, oh…for the leadoff homer thing…I got it

    Pulling a Heyward! Like, for example, if someone homers right away and then does nothing else for the rest of the game you could call it Pulling a Heyward!
    Or when you wear a jaw guard attached to your Polo when playing skeeball…Pulling a Heyward!
    When you are friends with the biggest kid in school so you kick sand in Joey’s stupid face while he’s eating his grilled bologna and banana sandwich cuz he’s talking to Jenny when Jenny had planned to talk to you but now she can’t cuza friggin Joey and his stupid mouth but you have no worries cuza your biggest friend friendship situation until Joey gets mad and your biggest friend situation crumbles like blue cheese right down to his knees…in this scenario, not you, but your biggest friend situation would be Pulling a Heyward!

  71. Lville Jim says:
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    A homer then squat. Similar to a slot machine spin “Jackpot, Jackpot, Cherry”. You get paid but not like you were hoping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lville Jim: Wouldn’t it be Jackpot, cherry, cherry?

  72. Anthony says:
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    Is giving greinke and eovaldi for Teheran overpaying in d dynasty league? Thanks!!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Anthony: Yes….Dont DO IT

  73. Slippy says:
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    Pick two going forward.. Khris Davis, pagan, morse, coco. Never eating gravy again. Thx.

  74. Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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    Oswaldo or OZUNA?

  75. The Thumb says:
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    Christ, why is CarGo such a pussy?

  76. robbiec says:
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    Grey, why you wanna dis the 1987 Yankees offense? Rickey Henderson batting leadoff, with Mattingly and Winfield third and fourth? That was a great lineup. It was the pitching that was the problem. 64 year old Tommy John was in the rotation!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @robbiec: Haha, that’s kinda true

  77. SF says:
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    Hi Grey. Should I drop Austin Jackson or Yelich for Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Jackson

  78. Five-On-One says:
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    Drop Motte, Gyorko, Taveres or Liriano for Arcia? Start Arcia and KDavis over Soriano?

  79. JC3Bagger says:
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    Drop Dexter Fowler for Arcia?

  80. Eric says:
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    Re: glossary term for a player that hits a home run in his first at-bat then does nothing the rest of the game

    Stick tease
    Homerphobic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I think we have better above

  81. Cram It says:
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    Something in the premature ejackelation vein above will probably win, but I’m throwing out Beef StrokeandOff.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Or…Deep Strokeandoff

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cram It: Or Leadoff Strokeandoff.

        Or Junior Spivey *drops mic*

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: My post below will probably win but id give you a close second.

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: A heated battle I’m sure. I’ll be happy with a participation ribbon.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Cram It: Nice! I like Participation Ribbon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Not bad, I like bangfizzle or premature ejackelation better

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: wouldn’t it be dongdizzle…or dongfizzle?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’m sick as hell today and delirious. Dong is just the fantasy baseballers newest favorite term. He put up a dong and then he fizzled….He just dongfizzled.

            Dongdizzled for our urban friends

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Feel better!

  82. Hagar's Henchman says:
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    I really want to add Oswaldo but need to cut an OF. Should any of these go in favor of the Big O?
    Dom Brown, Leonys, G. Jones, Khris Davis, Pollock

    tanks

      • Hagar's Henchman says:
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        @Grey: You’re still holding out hope on Dom Brown? He’s already platooning (that’s putting it generously) and there has been talk of a trip to the minors. Only reason I’m holding on is I dealt for him and want to save face. Is there a glossary term for that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t have hope for him in January when I wrote the rankings

          • Hagar's Henchman says:
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            @Grey: Indeed: “Because he’s right in the prime of his career and capable of ten steals, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but don’t be surprised to see Brown droppable in shallower leagues by June.” And that’s me quoting you in January!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  83. mitchell says:
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    start/sit homer and cj wilson. start both? sit both?

    also, Carlos gomez > grienke
    puig > grienke.. right?

    • mitchell says:
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      @mitchell:
      CJ plays seattle
      homer vs dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mitchell: Start both…. Gomez and Puig, yes

  84. stinky_llama says:
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    heyward = the wife

    homer the first time up, then nothing since….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stinky_llama: I like bangfizzle or premature ejackelation better

  85. Hawk says:
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    For the 2nd time in two months, Yu Darvish has woken with a stiffy. A stiff neck, that is.

    Yu Darvish will be the first player in baseball history to go on the DL because he slept funny.

    • Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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      @Hawk:
      I don’t know about that. What about the time Mickey Mantle went on the DL with a pulled groin after a three-way with Lucille Ball and Gracie Allen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: It already happened with Yu this year

  86. Hawk says:
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    I can’t believe I’m about to write this sentence:

    10 team, 5×5 standard full season roto. No bench spots (they’re not taken by other players- we don’t have any)

    Drop Matt Kemp for Oswaldo Arcia? Other options are:
    Parra, Lake, Ozuna, Gardner, Pollock

  87. Spencer says:
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    10 team H2H, IP,WHIP,K/9,ERA,QS. Who would you rather roster for the foreseeable future, Eovaldi or McHugh?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Spencer:

      Still Eovaldi for me but it’s closer than it should be.

  88. Steven says:
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    Hey grey, love the column as always. Suggestion for the Jason Hayward blurb: a premature eJACKulation.

    • The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Steven: Thanks for supporting my suggestion

      • Steven says:
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        Oh I’m sorry I did not see that you had wrote that. Whoops! Yeah, what fantasy dick said!

        • The Fantasy Dick says:
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          @Steven: Great minds think alike. And apparently dirty minds do too

          • Wake Up says:
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            @The Fantasy Dick: looks like it was already posted last night Dick…

            • The Fantasy Dick says:
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              @Wake Up: Missed that…very similar, but not exact, mine has the “E” in front. Haha. Anyway, i’m sure “Pulling a Homer..umm, sorry, A Heyward” will get a lot of votes.

              Dick

              • The Fantasy Dick says:
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                @The Fantasy Dick: Apologies to all the posters before me who also had Premature Ejackulation on the brain. I swear this never happens. I shall take my time to read your comments next time first.

                Sincerely,

                Dick

              • Wake Up says:
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                @The Fantasy Dick: Just an FYI Dick! I hope it doesn’t get a lot of votes since it was a joke…

  89. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I can confirm that I’ve never had a roasted squirrel sandwich.

    At this point, are the Jays becoming like the Rockies at home? Leading the majors in HR’s!

  90. Todd says:
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    Looks like you mentioned a few players to pickup in todays article, so is Oswaldo Arcia worth picking up with this roster (basic Yahoo head to head league offering points in Average, SB, RBI, Runs and HR):

    (starting C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util and have a short bench of 4 players we can’t start):

    Joe Mauer, C,1B
    Devin Mesorasco, C
    Albert Pujols, 1B
    Miguel Cabrera, 1B,3B
    Pablo Sandoval, 3B
    Neil Walker, 2B
    Aaron HIll, 2B
    Emilio Bonifacio, 2B,3B,OF
    Carlos Gomez, OF
    Seth Smith, OF
    Billy Hamilton, OF
    Jay Bruce, OF
    Josh Hamilton, OF
    Asdrubul Cabrera, SS

    I know your answer will be yes he is worth having, but who do I replace? I picked up Seth Smith the other day and ever since he has been on my roster he has sputtered. I expect him to pop back up eventually. Bonifacio is in a fantasy slump (but the Cubs are really bad now), and the Cubs should have traded him early in the season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd: Sure, Smith

  91. Hawk says:
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    Edwin Encarnacion hits his zillionth May homer and doesn’t get a blurb? You couldn’t even copy/paste something?

    Grey….don’t make E5 come here and glare at you. It’s just not worth it man. It’s just not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Eh, I mentioned him

  92. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    I need some offense so i proposed this trade in a 10 team h2h points league…ill send Ortiz CarGo and MadBum and ill recieve back Freeman Springer and Pence….im deep in pitching so MadBum wont be too big of a blow to my staff .

  93. Jeff says:
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    Leadoff Beatoff

    • Stantonovation says:
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      @Jeff:

      Something about mary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Not bad, I like bangfizzle or premature ejackulation better

  94. Obmij76 says:
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    Love the rundown Grey! Question:
    12 TM H2H, Categories: Which 2 ROS? Calhoun, Ozuna, Arcia, Pollock
    Would probably prefer the power as I already own Goldy, Cutch, Segura, Kinsler, Brantley

  95. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Homernorotic…Guy who hits a homerun then does nothing for the rest of the game.

    It’s fitting because you love him – after all he hit a homerun. That should be enough any night. But you’re still left feeling kinda empty because he could have done so much more for you.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I think if you have to explain it, it’s a no go.

  96. Steve D. says:
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    What can we realistically expect from Oscar Taveras this year? I stashed him with visions of Ryan Braun from ’07 in my head, when I rode him to winning my league, but I don’t think we’ll see quite those types of numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: I just went over him last week

  97. Steve D. says:
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    On the Heyward bit… #OneAndDone, #SlamAndGooseEggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: Not bad, I like bangfizzle or premature ejackelation better

  98. Phil says:
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    With Kemp and Crawford stuff going on what are the chances of Joc Pederson playing ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Phil: Chances are…jocular *drops mic*

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Cram It: I brought you a mic holder/velcro wrist thingy…

    • Phil says:
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      @Phil: Grey you never answered my question?

  99. D.B. Cooper says:
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    One and Done : Home run in first at bat and Ofer rest of game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @D.B. Cooper: I like bangfizzle or premature ejackelation better

  100. John says:
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    Which 2 of 4 in OBP league, h2h
    Laroche Moreland Dunn Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: LaRoche, Lind

  101. Jay says:
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    My Bruce and hosmer for his dee Gordon and starlin Castro? Should I be mad at that offer? How comfortable are you with see Gordon maintaining this type of production? I have a hole at second and could use Gordon but I’m not sold on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Bruce side

  102. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Glossary Term:
    Eat bite fuck suck gobble nibble chew, nipple bosom hair pie finger fuck screw, moose piss cat pud orangutan tit, sheep pussy camel crack pig lion shit.

    A little long so maybe just: EBFSGNCNBHPFFSMPCPOTSPCCPLS

    Hope this helps…….DO IT!

  103. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Glossary Term:
    Eat bite fuck suck gobble nibble chew, nipple bosom hair pie finger fuck screw, moose piss cat pud orangutan tit, sheep pussy camel crack pig lion shit.

    A little long so maybe just: EBFSGNCNBHPFFSMPCPOTSPCCPLS

    Hope this helps…….DO IT!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Its so good i had to post it twice
      DO IT!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: You didn’t technically have to…

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Wake Up: You Damn Right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I like bangfizzle or premature ejackelation better

  104. RC says:
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    Is it time to drop austin jackson for arica? also what do you think of a trade of price for springer?

    • RC says:
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      @RC: this would be in a keeper league.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @RC: sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RC: Arcia, Springer

  105. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    We should have a glossary term for a player that hits a home run in his first at-bat then does nothing the rest of the game.

    Homer Slumpson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EnglishMetsFan: Not bad, I like bangfizzle or premature ejackelation better

  106. chris says:
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    I need a backup MI (currently have Murphy, Wong and Alexei Ramirez), who would you recommend from this list:
    Hardy, Villar, Ackley, Infante, Sean Rodriguez, Brandon Crawford, Schoop, or Eduardo Escobar? 12 team roto keeper league, currently in 1st place but need HRs

  107. danny almonte says:
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    We starting Archer today at Blue Jays?

    Ratios off to a rough start this week smh.

    • Cram It says:
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      @danny almonte: Danger zone! *drops mic*

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Cram It: Here…you dropped your mic…now take off that shirt and put on some jeans and let’s kick their asses in this volleyball game!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wake Up: You’re a good mic hand. You can be my Kenny Loggins anytime.

  108. Stevev says:
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    Ozuma or Butler

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Stevev: Ozima…or Ozumba…

  109. me00up says:
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    Get Jose Reyes for George Springer? I have Hanley at SS (could use a backup) and Pence, Cespedes, and Adam Jones are my starting OFs. Rajai Davis and Adam Eaton on the bench.

  110. Scooter G says:
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    I was offered MadBum for my Britton and A Cobb. Which side do you like better?

  111. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Yo Grey – Fellow Razzballas

    In 2 $ leagues this year, similar rosters in both, yet I find myself in the top 3 in my Yahoo league, and dead last in my ESPN. FML! Ended up drafting JoFer (traded for AJones prior to injury), Masterson, Wheeler, Archer, and Salazar
    Any-hoo, I’m looking at making some risky moves. My pitching staff for my ESPN league has been abysmal.
    Current roster:
    C (X2) Flowers, Suzuki
    1B Goldy
    2B Howie
    3B Frazier
    SS Reyes
    1B/3B Crush
    2B/SS Alcides
    OF (x5) Trout, Ajones, Eaton, Hunter, A.Jackson, Ozuna
    SP: Kluber, Porcello, Liriano, Lincecum, Pomernaz, J. Garcia, McCarthy
    RP: Frieri, Doolittle, Rondon

    I’ve been offered a number of trade proposals involving Goldy.
    They consist of
    A. Jose Abreu, J.Chavez and either Wacha or Cobb for Goldy and Ozuna
    B. Hosmer, Teheran and Chavez for Goldy and Ozuna
    C. Hosmer, Wacha and Cobb for Goldy and Ozuna

    Option C gives me the most pitching depth but Hosmer sucks. I’m leaning towards Abreu Wacha Chavez. What youse thinking?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: To clarify 5×5 nonkeeper, still might have a chance to make the playoffs

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: abreu cobb and teheran for Goldy and ozuna

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: Sent an offer of Goldy, Ajax, Ozuna and Liraino for Abreu, Teheran and Cobb

        • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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          @Mrs. Featherbottom: Other team’s SPs are: Teheran, Wacha, Cobb, Ventura, Chavez, Richards, Bauer, Gio, Walker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Number of teams is the thing that matters… These are not good trades

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: 12 Team. I rejected all. What about somethin like Abreu, Gio, Wacha or Cobb and Carlos Santana for Goldy and a pile of dookie?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  112. Brendan says:
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    Points league 15 teams where K’s are worth -1 would you pick up Arcia or Khris Davis?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Brendan: Davis.

    • Brendan says:
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      @Brendan: Also Alcides Escobar or Everth Caberara?

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Brendan: Everth

  113. uncdrew says:
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    If you play in an ESPN league, look at the video under Jason Grilli’s player info.

    The blowhard at ESPN is whining about how Grilli is owned in more leagues than Melancon and he has no idea why that is.

    Uh… your ESPN players draft and then walk away to never manage their teams. That’s why. Bozo.

  114. Cash 4 Goldschmidt says:
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    Trade Eaton for Solarte?

  115. Oliver says:
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    Any word on Jon Villar and why he hasn’t played in a game for the past few days? Do I need to look for a temporary replacement? Thanks!

  116. Ben. says:
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    For the rest of the season, who ya got?

    Justin Upton or Iwakuma?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ben.: Upton for offense, Iwakuma for pitching *drops mic*

  117. Rondelio says:
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    Junior Lake, Arcia, Khris Davis?

    Add:
    Melancon
    D’O’Day
    McHugh
    Drop:
    Betances
    Porcello
    Bauer
    Archer
    Ventura

    Also should I start Chris Archer today @Toronto?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rondelio: Re: Archer. Danger Zone! *drops mic*

  118. Chris says:
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    Mike Trout
    CarGo
    Jose Bautista
    Brett Gardner
    George Springer
    Christian Yelich
    CoCo
    AJax

    It’s a daynasty league and I’m overly weak at C (Suzuki), 3B (Casey McCastellanos), and SP. I know I need to move a few of these guys, but i’m having trouble deciding who to hang on to and who to toss out in a deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Trade Coco or AJax

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:
        Ty, sir.

  119. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Arcia or K. Davis ROS?

    Thoughts on Rafael Montero’s line for ROS?

    Are you holding Gyorko in perpetuity?

    Thanks again. Your articles are great!

  120. Kyle H says:
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    Can I get some help here Greg…

    I’m trying to shop either Holliday or Heyward for a starter. I have Trout, Jones, Brantley, and K Davis in the outfield too. My current starters are:

    Fister
    Gray
    Shields
    Peralta
    Burnett
    Latos

    This is a 12 team, H2H with cats of:
    OBP, Slugging%, runs, RBI, HRs, sb-cs
    QS, ERA, WHIP, K’s, K:BB, saves plus holds

    Which outfielder should I shop and who should I target starting wise? Thanks.

    • Kyle H says:
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      @Kyle H: Grey** stupid autocorrect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle H: Heyward, maybe Bailey

      • Kyle H says:
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        @Grey: If you had to rank ROS between Verlander, Bailey, and Cobb, how would you rank? Walks hurt twice and K’s help twice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cobb, Bailey

  121. Blanky says:
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    Who to start and sit this week in OF
    Myers
    Davis
    K Davis
    Pollack
    J Jones
    Hunter
    Choo
    Should i drop Nate Eovaldi for Koehler, Hughes, or Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blanky: I don’t know their matchups…Pollock… No…

  122. KCC26 says:
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    Blackmon, seager, t. Walker too much for madbum?

    • Blanky says:
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      @KCC26: Ya dont do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: I’d take Bum

  123. FMFBL says:
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    why does heyward get the hype when guys like jennings, yelich, junior lake and brantley all put up similar numbers at greater value? if he puts up another .260/15/15 season, is he even a top 40OF next year? that’s barely rosterable in 3OF mixed leagues.

    would you drop or trade for him for any of those guys?

  124. FillyP says:
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    The Fielder joke totally got me. LOL

    12t 7×7 H2H (OBP/XBH + QS/IP) with Keepers

    I’ve got too many OF. 4 spots + UTIL and I have: Jones, Rios, Bruce, Gordon, Cruz, DJ, Pollock. Buddy in my league is looking for OF for SP. Would you move Jennings, Gordon, Pollock (or any of the others listed) for these guys: Teheran, Eovaldi, Kennedy, Ventura, Latos.. she also has Scherzer, but I’m guessing only Jones would get that done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Gordon for Teheran

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        They replied with Cruz for Teheran, to which I said hell no. New offer is A. Jones for Scherzer. Not sure if this influences the decision, but keeper formula is draft round + next year adp / 2. Jones was a 2nd rounder and Scherzer was a 4th.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t do that

  125. kyle kendrick says:
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    Screwed in a keeper league… gonna trade Braun

    Braun & Anibal for Wil Myers Cashner Ventura
    Braun Anibal for Myers Cash and Ross?

    Would you do either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle kendrick: I think you should do better, but first trade isn’t awful

  126. Pork C says:
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    Prickley Henderso … the ‘n’ is gone for reals no explanation necessary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pork C: I like bangfizzle or premature ejackulation or slam & dregs better

  127. Urmomsbfriend says:
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    I want to offer Cespedes and price for Springer/kenley jansen…should i be asking for a starter too? or is this a fair offer?

  128. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    With the bitter-sweet news of Ventura’s MRI, how do you feel about him the RoS? Anytime I hear arm injury or MRI on the elbow for a pitcher its a red flag to me. As soon as I heard the Nats wanted to do a PRECAUTIONARY MRI on his arm, than the next thing you know hes being DL’d.

    They are fragile young arms and if anything, I think they lower the innings cap of 200 they originally had set. I think they slow him down and start really monitoring him more and more. The reason why I’m trying to gauge you’re opinion on him is there is someone in my points league shopping him for low-low prices.

    He’s offered his Ventura for my Cingrani and Porcello.. I’m trying to work it into Pablo Sandoval and Ventura for Porcello and Pedro Alvarez. What do you think? Is it worth gambling with Ventura? And are any of those moves liable?

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: Would you do Porcello, Cingrani, Pedro Alvarez for Pablo and Ventura?

        Pablo that much better RoS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pablo side, it’s fair

  129. malamoney says:
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    Do you think Eddie Butler gets a shot in the Rockies rotation this year?

  130. Toadies says:
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    Long time listener, second time caller.

    Great insight as always.

    I think I’m having a little “he’s on my team, so he must be legit” bias with Theth Thmith that I need you to talk me straight on( not that kind of “straight”):

    Deep 18 team league, was offered Calhoun, Estrada & EY Jr(no DL slots) for Lisp, C-Dick and Jessie Pinkm-er-Chavez(they both look dirty/skeezy, don’t they?).

    I think I should accept, as the Chavez train feels like it could derail at any moment, but this Lisper emergence has clouded my mind. Talk some sense into me, prease(not that kind of “into me”)…

    Also, if anyone is looking for an injury horror story, that same 18 team, no DL league, I have Harper, Votto, Trumbo, Arenado & C-Lee all out, eating up 5 of my 6 bench spots…

    Thanks Gray & crew, you are the illest…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Toadies: Thanks! I don’t like that trade for you

  131. Adam says:
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    Thoughts on Jamie Garcia? Leads SON tomorrow with $15.0 v SF.
    What about Porcello – @ Oak – $3.5
    Starting either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: I’d start both

  132. Smell The Glove says:
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    Drop Burnett for McHugh?

  133. danny almonte says:
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    Padres RP Kevin Quackenbush got his first W yesterday… doesn’t appear to be fantasy relevant, but awesome name

  134. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    viagra,i used to be able to hit 2 or 3 hr,s a night to,then old age and lack of blood flow has reduced me to 1 productive ab per night,unless i have a viagra,M significant other is older than me so 1 good ab is all either of us are needing at this stage

  135. Just Busted says:
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    Name for a guy who hits a homer in his first AB then does nothing?

    One Pump Chump

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Just Busted: Not bad, I like bangfizzle or premature ejackulation or slam & dregs better

  136. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Hey Grey+Rudy,

    Has the idea of a trade evaluator tool been kicked around for the site? It can be done manually of course by pulling the dollar values for ROS from the player rater, but it would save a lot of questions and effort on both sides if there was a tool that did the grunt work automatically. You would select the players involved from some drop-down menus, click some boxes for the type of league, and get total dollars for each side. Could also break down the values gained and lost in terms of each individual category too, as the player rater does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigRedLatrine: Matter of someone actually building it, which would be Rudy

      • I’ve always deprioritized it since it’s so easy to determine in ROS Player Rater and would take a decent amount of work to build. But if we suddenly add a ‘tools’ guy, it’d be high on the list.

        • BigRedLatrine says:
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          @Rudy Gamble:

          Cool, thanks for the info.

  137. Matt B says:
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    Hello,

    12 team 5×5 (OBP instead of avg) weekly 1 win h2h, keeper.

    Currently have Hosmer at 1B and he isn’t doing anything. Maybe Big Papi can get 3 more 1B appearances? Or would you send Hosmer to the bench, and trade SP Teheran for Adrian Gonzalez? Hate moving a 23 year old ace. We start 4 SPs weekly, currently I have Kershaw, Teheran, Ryu, Fister, Homer B, Tyson Ross, Archer, Odorizzi.

    Ok to swap Teheran for the older bat (A Gon)?

  138. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H 6×6 (OPS & QS), 2 moves left this week, may need to use them for streams as I’m tied in W and QS and only have a slim lead in Ks. Mejia is the likely drop, unless Vogelsong gets torched tomorrow. Which 2 are your favorites?

    Nuno v MIN (SON 9.5)
    Arroyo v CIN (9.3)
    Danks v SD (5.7)
    Milone v LAA (2.3)
    Koehler v ATL (0.7)
    Happ v KC (-0.8)
    Rienzo v SD (-4.5)

  139. J Boy says:
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    14 team roto keeper – which side do you like?

    Andrus/Cargo/Seager for Machado (11th rd value for next 5 years)/Werth/J.Peralta

    Thoughts?

  140. Lou says:
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    Hey Grey – which side do you like better? And is it even close in your opinion? (I have the Pujols side)..

    Pujols, Scherzer, Rosenthal for Rizzo, Tanaka, Kimbrel

    Thx Guru

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lou: Pujols side, seems pointless

      • Lou says:
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        @Grey: thx Grey, i was just offered this trade (I have Pujols side)…makes no sense to me either

  141. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Heaney Watch – 6IP / 1Hit / 0BB /7Ks. Now has a 0.89ERA.

    I don’t think Pederson gets the call with Crawford going down. They’ve been sitting Kemp for days so he’d seem the likely fill with our mutual boy-crush Van Slyke being the fourth OF. But the main league has four bench slots so I put Joc in one this morning. Fingers crossed. A screen cap with an active Pederson, Springer, N. Cruz, B Hamilton, M. Morse and a healthy Bryce Harper would probably become my new avatar.

  142. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    are we buying into Dozier? I have Gyrko at 2b and would like an upgrade. Maybe offer Gyorko/Ventura for Dozier? Worth it or hold? Maybe Trumbo for Dozier and hold Gyorko?

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Grey: what level of player would you be offering for dozier then that you would do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a top 30 player right now

          • Zook's Pest Control says:
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            @Grey: So is Charlie Blackman but we’re not necessarily going all-in on these guys. Thats why I asked if we were buying into it, or if they will regress.

            obviously you feel Dozier over Gyorko ROS. So if you wanted to land Dozier what would you offer at this point? Thats all I’m asking. Thanks homey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A top 50 player… Maybe a Heyward type if someone likes him, I have no idea what the team with Dozier would want

  143. Designated Shitter says:
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    Should I trade Tanaka for Melky Cabrera and Huston Street? 10 team lg, 6×6, obp and xBH for Batting and we only do losses, but we count QS Roster below:

    C: Devin Mesoraco
    1B: Mark Reynolds (Vottos DL’ed)
    2B: Kolten Wong (Zobrist is DL’ed)
    3B: Adrian Beltre
    SS: Brandon Crawford
    OF: Jose Bautista
    OF: Shin-Soo Choo
    OF: Marte or Pagan
    UTIL: Pagan or Frazier
    UTIL: Lonnie Chisenhall
    BN: Marte or Pagan
    BN: Zobrist (Only one DL spot in our lg)
    BN: Oscar Tavares (NA)
    BN: Jon Singleton (NA)
    DL: Votto

    SP: Tanaka, Gray, Tehran, Eovaldi, Buerhle, Beckett, Cole,
    RP: Balfour, Wil Smith, Daniel Webb

    So would you trade tanaka for Melky and Street? And is there anybody you would suggest as an upgrade for 2B? Shallow lg alot of 2B are available.

      • designated shitter says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Same guy is offering Goldy for Tanaka n gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Goldy

          • designated shitter says:
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            @Grey: and do u think I can stream stats close to that of Tanaka and gray??? I think I can easily being a ten teamer

            • designated shitter says:
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              @designated shitter: if I replace grays stats at least it would end up being a trade of Tanaka for goldy??? That your line of thinking ???

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

  144. John says:
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    Any thoughts on Joc Pedersen Call up, sounds like he would play only 4 days week, pending success obviously. Too crowded to care?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Was he called up?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: No just an if, but planning ahead to see if its worth tracking super closely, I know hes killing it in AAA but in 10 tm lg 4-5 days doesnt cut it.

    • Jason says:
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      @John: I wouldn’t call Pederson up to platoon him. Even with Crawford on the DL, they have to figure out a way to trade Kemp or Ethier first.

  145. Big W says:
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    One Hit Wonder… you know… Snow hit a bomb with informer, but then left you much to be desired for…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big W: I like bangfizzle or premature ejackulation or slam & dregs better

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: I agree… If I had to pick from the three that you like i’d go with Bangfizzle… It sounds the most Razzylike!

  146. higgins42 says:
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    Drop Pollock for Arcia?

  147. Bryan says:
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    Rank these…..Arcia, Calhoun, Pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryan: Arcia, Pollock

  148. blindnuts says:
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    Goldy and Adam Jones for Freeman and Tanaka…which side?

    Is it close?

  149. Dean says:
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    Stream Floyd @boston in 12 teamer?

  150. Charlie says:
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    Gray,

    Posted this in the trade forum but figured it would faster if I asked here.

    I posted yesterday about upgrading 3rd since Arenado is injured.

    Had an offer of Garrett Richards for Frazier in place but the owner balked. I then decided to pick up Chisenhall when he clears waivers tomorrow. The owner has now come to me and said Eovaldi for Frazier. You think I should do that deal or hang on to Eovaldi and essentially roll with Chisenhall/Gyorko until Arenado comes back?

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        How much better do you think Eovaldi is than Richards? Would love to get the other owner to take the lesser pitcher if I could.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Hmm so you think Eovaldi is a good amount better than Richards.

            I’ll try and push Richards on them some more but if they are set on Eovaldi I’ll pull the trigger and get Frazier.

            Thanks!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  151. Big W says:
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    K Davis v. Norris (Balt) or D Jennings @ Hendricks (Tor)?

  152. J-MoneyIV says:
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    Home Run and Dunn

    What is Rosario’s value in a 12 team 6×6 (OPS, QS) league?
    I already have Lucroy, grabbed Rosario off waivers, and am looking to get an upgraded pitcher.

    Rosario for Cole?
    Rosario for Wacha?
    Rosario/Venture for Wacha?

  153. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    It’s 12:23PM EST and AAA Durham and Toledo are already in the sixth inning.

    Another Minor League tidbit – 36 year old Mike Hessman (Mud Hen’s) is near to breaking the career home run record for the minor leagues. 400 something…he needs about 30 or so more. It’s cool that he continues to be able to make a living playing a kids game and he’s had a few brief sniffs at the big show. But I kind of pity the guy…there is a great sports movie to be had there…unless it’s already been done.

    • gareth says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Maybe they should give him a hessman trophy.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @gareth: HEH!

  154. Burt Macklin says:
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    Khris or Rajai?

  155. Big W says:
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    Bruce @ Kershaw or Jennings @ Hendricks (Tor)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  156. P-bird says:
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    La Stella called up. Like him over Odor, Hughes, Adams, Tillman, Vogelsong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Tillman

  157. Nightpandas says:
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    Boom and bust

    Crush ‘n Crash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  158. Regan says:
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    Cain or Lake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  159. chris says:
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    don’t think joc got called up yet, crowded outfield. kemp i believe is still being benched. however if he is called up, is a immediate pick up because of numbers he’s doing in the minor league… ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes no sense to call him up…He won’t play every day

  160. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… So my pitching lineup is,
    Cingrani
    F- Her
    Porcello
    Ventura
    Tepesch
    Lackey
    Beckett
    Cueto
    Fister
    Travis Wood
    My record is 1-3 ( We started late) and I’m playing a good team and he’s up by 60 points. We have 8 add/drops and I’ve only used 2 cause I don’t really see anyone I should drop but I need to stream to win this week I feel. Would you drop anyone on my squad to stream?? I know Wood and Tepesch are droppable but they’ve been doing good and Cingrani is going down if he has a bad start but I would have to wait a couple days. What would you do, Keep all guys even if it means the loss or make a move..?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks

  161. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed

    C W Ramos
    C M Montero
    1B V Martinez DL-Votto
    2B Rendon
    3B Seager DL-Arenado
    SS D Gordon
    MI S Castro
    CI Rizzo
    OF Stanton
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Yoenis
    OF Springer
    OF Arcia DL-Beltran
    DH G Jones
    BN Taveras

    Fowler, Cain, Lind and Cron are available, are any of them preferable to Jones, Taveras?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  162. NatsFan says:
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    Knock Tease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  163. Joesh says:
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    Hey Grey, how would you rank these guys ROS assuming QS instead of W.

    Kennedy, Smyly, Walker, Paxton, Hutchison, Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Walker

  164. Regan says:
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    Odor or Wong?

    • gareth says:
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      @Regan: you need to get that checked. Especially if the wong odor kinda smells like blue cheese.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  165. supra says:
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    Shelby Miller an 8.9 on SON, and Lynn pretty good last night… sit or start?

    Also a trade question:
    Give – Cespedes rd 19, Heyward 7, J.Reyes 10, Shelby 21
    Get – Miggy 1, Bautista 15, Taijuan 11

    Grey, I’m in need of RBIs and HRs, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start…. Sure on trade

  166. The Sportsguy says:
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    could pick up Valencia for 10 team AL Only league, but would have to drop Moustakas…is that subtraction by addition or do I just keep an empty hole for now? BTW, currently in 1st place in 4 of 5 batting categories…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  167. Big W says:
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    last one Gray…

    I’ve benched Archer for his last couple starts and regretted it… BUT, no way i’m crazy enough to start him at Toronto… or should I? I don’t think so… What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench

  168. gareth says:
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    Swisher and Santana went on the dl and my team improved by default.

    :-(

  169. SteveThePirate says:
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    12 team head to head, heres my team:

    Lucroy
    Goldschmidt
    Walker
    Encarnacion
    Segura
    Yelich
    Myers
    Ozuna
    Altuve
    Dozier
    Escobar
    Bruce
    Bonifacio
    Napoli
    Zimmerman

    Sale
    Phelps
    Rodney
    Machi
    Hutchinson
    Cueto
    Porcello
    Vargas
    Peavy
    deGrom
    Paxton

    I’ve got quite a bit of 2B on my team and will probably make or field some offers (see what I did there?!) for some of them.

    Who do you think I should trade and what/who should I target?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier for a pitcher or OF?

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        @Grey: Who do should I go after?

        Also what to do about Peavy and/or Walker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can lose Peavy

          • SteveThePirate says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! Trade Walker?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              • SteveThePirate says:
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                @Grey: Last one, I promise:

                Drop Peavy to pick up McHugh?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure

  170. Nucking Futz says:
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    I am sucking in all hitting categories. Revere and Boniface just aren’t getting me the SB’s i need either. Drop either for Khris Davis? Nothing else on WW except for SAGNOF fodor like Stubbs, Span, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boneface for Davis

      • Nucking Futz says:
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        @Grey: Mucho Gracias G

    • Nucking Futz says:
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      @Nucking Futz: Clarification: Is it worth to give up “potential” SB’s of either for what K.Davis can give me in other categories. 10T pts league.

  171. agarthered says:
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    Pick 2: Rajai Davias, Arcia or Pagan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Rajai

  172. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    I got a bunch of those one-hit/game types. I call them Fabreezers. Smell good for about a half hour then the old stink returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…

  173. Regan says:
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    Is there anywhere that sends out email or text alerts for called up prospects?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Regan: fantasy alarm does if they are on the 40 man roster i think,but not all are on there

  174. Pete says:
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    Man I had Scherzer and Gray going last night and then I have Anibal and Kazmir facing off today – what are the chances of that. I don’t like this internal beating killing my ratios. At least get some QS’s as I don’t get credit for wins! That all said, I have to start the 2 today, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  175. kevron says:
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    1st inning homer and nothing else: Morning wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…

  176. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ll save you the “we have better,” Albright. There are a few razzier suggestions above. I am, however, unsatisfied. Only half of the essence, and the less important half at that, has been captured. That is to say, yes these all reflect early success followed by subsequent failure. What is missing, the real meat in the stew, is the greedy anticipation of a monster game and the bitterness that follows. As a guy I used to work with said, “expectations are the building blocks of resentment.”

    As such, I profer “Pip Hurray” said with great sarcasm. Pip being the hero of Dickens Great Expectations. Heyward did in fact give my NFBC team the old Pip Hurray yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I agree with you that there is a resentment factor not given in the suggestions, but I’m not feeling pip hurray…

  177. OaktownSteve says:
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    I got a request to look at Brian Dozier yesterday and I’ve noticed a lot of questions about Dozier in the comments, the main theme of which has been, “Can he keep this up?”

    I think most of us, even among those asking the question, can answer with a firm, “No.” Dozier is on a pace for 82 HR+SB. In the history of baseball, there have been 4 40/40 seasons. The odds are firmly against him joining the club.

    Dozier has already slowed down significantly. Since May 5th he’s hit 3 home runs and stolen 1 base. There is almost no doubt (there is a little, we don’t deal in certainties when making predictions, only ranges of possibility) that he will not produce at the level he’s produced thus far for the remainder of the season.
    So if we know this, why are we asking the question about Dozier? One big cliché in real baseball is that it’s a game of adjustments. Fantasy baseball is the same. We have to constantly respond to the ebb and flow of the game. The essence of the question with Dozier is not will he keep this up. He won’t.

    Is the question then, “What should we expect from Dozier the rest of the season?” A better question no doubt. The way I would answer that question is very similar to how I would have answered the question before the season ever started. I’d look at projection systems, adjust accordingly for qualitative factors and make my own assessments. If you go to Dozier’s Fangraphs page, you’ll see a line for Steamer rest of season projections (Steamer(R)) and ZiPS rest of season (ZiPS(R)). They both basically project him for 12 more homers and 11 more steals rest of the season. In other words, about a 50% of his first 1/3 of the season production.

    There’s a range of possible outcomes. He could go 40/40. He could be Eric Sogard for the rest of the year. Those are the far ends of the projection spectrum. But the most likely outcome is that he’ll be somewhere around those projections listed above.

    Now if I’m looking at those projections, I tend to add 10% or so to those numbers because my personal opinion is that the linear weighting of most projection systems makes them slow to pick up rapid player improvement (breakouts). So I go and I add my 10% to those projection systems and I get my numbers for what I think Dozier does from here on out.

    But the important question then becomes, what do I do with that information? I have two idea tracks to follow. The first is that I think a lot of what motivates questions about a guy like Dozier is, “Should I trade him?” I think trades are very tricky because they are so dependent upon who you play with. If you play in a league where you can get a guy to buy in to 40/40 Dozier then by all means make a move. But I do think there is a good rule of thumb with trades. Try to be objective and analytical in your own assessment of trades. Take those middle of the road projections for Dozier rather than pie in the sky numbers and try to find a match that gets you fair value or better based on realistic numbers. Sell high rarely works in competitive leagues.

    Which brings me to the second point. Whether you decide to trade Dozier or hold on to him, this is a great time of year to assess where your team is at across all categories. For instance, if you are well placed in HR/SB right now, you need to go back and do a rigorous look at what that translates for the rest of the season. You need to plug in Dozier’s anticipated RoS numbers and see where that leaves you. Having players who have very hot starts can artificially inflate your category standings and make you slow to react to a potential need. If and when Dozier slows down, all of a sudden you may not be in as good a shape on the SB front as you seem to be now. Maybe you need to anticipate the need for some cheap steals. Maybe you need to convert another area of strength to compensate for Dozier’s RoS numbers. Always try to be ahead of the curve.

    So to sum up:
    1. Probably not going 40/40
    2. Get an accurate probability range for rest of season from a systematic projection system
    3. Make your own assessment of RoS numbers
    4. Evaluate options
    5. Do this for every player every day (optional)

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: thanks Steve, nicely put….just trying to gauge where he sits in the 2b class. I traded Phillips, Singleton, Cruz to get him and Bruce. He had been mentioned as having more value than Pedroia.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Nightpandas:

        I think there’s a decent chance he out produces Pedroia largely because Peety seems to be struggling with the injury. If that’s a redraft league then I think Dozier is going to be more valuable than the Phillips/Singleton side. They key for you will be whether Bruce can get his game together and produce on par with Cruz (assmuming that’s Nelly).

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          and just to state the obvious, Dozier’s speed power combination is diminishing commodity in today’s game. Even 25 HR+SB RoS will put him near the top of the 2B class.

          • Nightpandas says:
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            @OaktownSteve: yup I made the trade for the power speed combo. It is a partial keeper but none of the guys I traded were likely going to be kept

    • O'Skimpy says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I would like to nominate Oaktown for appointment to the RC Hall Of Fame.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I am willing to trade you Dozier…

  178. Tim says:
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    Deep league where I lost fielder and now Napoli. Need to platoon first first and need power. Have Ike Davis and Francisco currently, but looking for cheap add. Who would you add from ruf, medica, and Jesus Aguilar. Obp is a category so Aguilar might help there and swisher being dl’d helps. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medica

  179. SMLV1 says:
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    I have open spot on my roster…Should I add a Hitter, SP or RP?

    My Team -

    Molina
    Goldy
    Dozier
    Phillips
    Wright
    Andrus
    Stanton
    Choo
    Rios
    Springer
    Rizzo
    Moss

    Santana
    Cueto
    Shields
    Fister
    Eovaldi
    Porcello
    Chavez
    DL – gio gonzalez
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Frieri

    12 team Y! standard H2H league.

    • Busher says:
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      @SMLV1: We have no idea who’s available in your league. Grey will be more helpful with a list of players to choose from.

  180. BDubs says:
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    Pollock, K. Davis or Arcia? Need R, SB, AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  181. and1mcgee says:
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    Heyward with a SALTS game: Smiled A Little, Then Stopped. (Hit HR, did nothing after.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…

      • and1mcgee says:
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        @Grey: just saw the premature eJACKulation. love it!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think we’re going with bangfizzle

  182. kyle kendrick says:
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    Sanchez for Cashner straight up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unless that is for Anibal, then yes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meaning you’re getting Anibal it’s good…

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Grey: that’s trade rape, wear a condom.

  183. ashtray says:
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    Is La Stella 12 team relevant? I know he doesn’t offer much speed or power but my league counts OBP & Ks which appear to be strengths for the kid (25/14 BB/K in the minors).

    Cut Porcello? McCarthy? Ventura? Chisenhall?

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Not to mention I have a few free swingers on my team with Gyorko, Springer, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can cut Chisenhall for him

  184. SMLV1 says:
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    Last question, Whos the start today?

    (84) Holliday facing Kuroda
    (158) Moss facing A. Sanchez
    (177) Rizzo facing Lincecum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  185. gareth says:
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    Who sits today out of these 2:

    Adam Dunn @ home versus TJ HOUSE lhp (Cleveland) hitter-tron $21.3.

    Or

    Jedd gyorko away @ Arizona versus rhp Chase Anderson. Hitter-tron $10.

    Obviously hitter-tron likes dunn better but I have concerns that hes facing a Lefty.

    Who would you sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: Yay! I’m so excited to be able to sit gyorko as kipnis got activated and will start tonight.

        Everyone else be sure to start gyorko as the last time I benched him he hit 2 home runs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping it works again

  186. gareth says:
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    Hey oaktownsteve-

    I’d love to see one of your excellent assessments on Josh Reddick. If you’ve already done one then sorry for the request!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @gareth:

      I can take a look. Might wait until tomorrow as I’ll be at the game tonight so I can lend some eyeballs to the problem.

  187. Principal Blackman says:
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    My hitting stats are all out of whack in a 12-teamer, and I got offered a trade of my Mcutch/Perkins/Lowrie for his CarGo/Blackmon/Johnny Peralta. This is a garbage offer that doesn’t help me one bit, and I was right to decline, right?

    • gareth says:
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      Its garbage. The only positive to come out of that trade would be blackman would own blackmon.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @gareth: Thanks, Gareth, that’s what I figured. The guy also owns Stanton and Tulo, and I told him that it would take one of them to get the conversation started. I doubt I’ll hear from him again.

  188. Fistered says:
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    Wil Meyers or springer? Which side in a trade and if you can give your general thoughts on what you expect from Meyers for ROS? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  189. gareth says:
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    G3!

  190. Hey not sure if this has been asked, but do the Dodgers call up Joc Pederson now that Crawford is gonna be out a awhile?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

  191. Pete says:
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    I have 2 NA slots in my keeper league. Currently have Kris Byrant and Jon Gray. Worth swapping one for Joc Pederson? who’s most likely to have impact this year?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Pete: Hold. Just too many OFs on that team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Gray for Pederson if you like

  192. Terrence Mann says:
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    Im sitting in the dugout seats at the Royals Astros game and Cosart walks by and stares me down for no reason.

    Now he’s getting heckled.

    • gareth says:
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      @Terrence Mann: its because you didn’t go to jareds for all your jewelry needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  193. Jayone says:
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    Drop oscar taveras for Khris Davis?

  194. gareth says:
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    Breaking news:

    Due to the passing of Maya Angelou, Charlie Blackmon has been placed on the bereavement list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @gareth: Nice work

  195. Burt Macklin says:
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    Better pickup for util slot – Khris Davis or Kolten Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Burt Macklin says:
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        @Grey: thank you, wise sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  196. Frank D. says:
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    Rank the top 3

    Bauer, Beckett, McHugh, G. Richards, Pomeranz, Vogelsong, Harang, Roark, Skaggs, Hutch, Burnett, Wheeler and Peavy.

    Big list I know. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett, Pomeranz, Bauer

  197. Grey's Goatee says:
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    I’m guessing the reason the SON likes Miley’s next start is the same reason it likes Kershaw much more than usual today.

    The Reds are dead last in wOBA and OPS vs. lefties.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee:

      Hmm.. something to keep in mind for future streams. I’m so conditioned on passing up streams against Reds but Miley may be sneaky good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

  198. Eddy says:
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    12-team roto OBP

    Trying to flip Choo and Samardzija. Which side is better?

    Gardner/T.Ross/Ervin Santana or Choo/Samardzija

    Also, in case he decides to up the ante, would I win out if I had to sub in D.Price for Samardzija?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo side

  199. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hello kind sir!

    Do you think Choice plays enough to be relevant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues

  200. Oppo Taco says:
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    1. Think any of these outfielders can come close to matching heyward ROS? Arica, krush Davis, ozuna.

    2. Rather trade Vmart/wily p to get Scherzer or heyward to get fister

    3. Slam and blech?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. All of them 2. Scherzer 3. Eh

  201. markm35 says:
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    Sorry for any repeats, but:

    Whack n’ Slack

    Homertease

    Blueballs– get hot and heavy only to leave you high and dry. yes hitters can give you blueballs!

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we’re going with bangfizzle

  202. Jamiehov says:
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    My billy Hamilton for his sonny grey??
    10 Team ros
    Id grab Arcia or Polanco for Hamilton
    Current Rotation: Ventura, Bailey, Beckett, Cobb, Porcello, Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  203. Wilsonian says:
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    Wow. George Springer. Wow.

    I’m so glad I didn’t trade this guy earlier in the year. When he started struggling I sent around a TON of trade offers, trying to get something on his name alone, and no one bit. He’s the best player on my team now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: and cbs has been bashing him last couple days already. yea fools we know he strikes out a lot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Wilsonian: And he hasn’t even started running yet. A friend in our keeper league said to me at lunch yesterday with a note of dejection in his voice – “You probably wouldn’t even trade him for Adam Jones at this point, huh?” Poor fella.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: @frankgrimes: @Moronymous Lohse: I’ve got him in a keeper, and it would take a lot at this point to get him from me. I know he can’t possibly keep this pace up, but maybe once some of the power slows down a bit, he can keep up the value with his wheels. Only one SB on the year, that number has to go up.

  204. frankgrimes says:
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    glossary term for a player that hits a home run in his first at-bat then does nothing
    how about a grimey I was only in one of the best Simpsons episodes ever and have been a major disappointed ever since including this suggestion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  205. RicoSuave says:
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    Greyt as always!

    Milone or J. Garcia?

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Milone

  206. Phil says:
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    Grey you never answered my question above…..With Kemp and Crawford stuff going on what are the chances of Joc Pederson playing ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

    • Jason says:
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      @Phil: It’s going to take a trade of Kemp (extremely unlikely unless they eat much of his salary) or Ethier (more likely, but will still need to eat a portion) or another injury situation. Pederson getting called up to platoon is a waste of his service time.

  207. mitchell says:
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    rizzo vs lincecum
    ozuna vs zimmerman.
    start/sit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  208. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In AL only league, Kelly Johnson or Mike Aviles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  209. cunny funt says:
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    would you rather…

    go with Sal P or D Norris for pts leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  210. Jmerts says:
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    Hey Grey need your opinion on this: ROS should I stick with Alfonso Soriano or drop him for Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  211. Love, Bacon, and Other Drugs says:
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    Do I avoid disaster now and drop Ventura for Arcia? Pitching staff is: Gray, Cobb, Teheran, Samardzija, Shields, Kluber, and Ventura. Outfield is Bruce, Braun and Alex “Hold My Purse While I Single” Gordon….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice Gordon nickname… I’d hold for now

      • Love, Bacon, and Other Drugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  212. ashtray says:
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    Are you buying the $9.5 Homer Bailey is getting @LAD today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  213. web says:
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    Are you concerned that 50 Cent may need Tommy John surgery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Wake Up says:
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      @web: comments are on fire today!

  214. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, could use an OF to push Myers to the bench until he starts hitting, and another owner’s looking to deal for a SP. ROS rank Jennings, Taveras, Polanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  215. J-Mo says:
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    Long time reader first time poster, here. Rank these for me please. Garcia, Byrd, A-Jax.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know who Garcia is

      • J-Mo says:
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        @Grey:

        Arcia. Not Garcia. Fat fingers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Byrd

  216. John says:
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    Kazmir v DET SON 8.1 borderline start today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him at home

  217. MMCC1029 says:
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    Drop Pollack or Kalhoun for Arcia? Is Kalhoun’s value quickly dropping unless he’s back into the leadoff spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • MMCC1029 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, would you drop kalhoun or pollack?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Calhoun

          • MMCC1029 says:
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            @Grey: Is already having Mauer and Dozier an issue? 3 twins doesn’t seem like the brightest of ideas. I’ve got mesoraco W/ mauer slid over to 1st while abreu is out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not really

  218. Gary says:
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    Drop arcia for taveras pending call up??

    Thanks grey. You da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  219. Mikey says:
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    Do I drop Emilio, eaton, or Lind to pick up Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio

  220. Dean says:
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    Can you rank the Top 3 for me today? SON values below as well..

    Kuroda at Cardinals ($7.7)
    Miller home vs Yanks ($9.8)
    Alvarez at Marlins ($1.3)
    House at White Sox (-$4.4)
    Norris at Brewers ($6.7)
    Gallardo home vs Orioles ($5.7)
    Floyd at Red Sox (-$2.5)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, Kuroda, Gallardo

  221. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you rather have at this point, Ventura or Pomeranz? My rotation:

    SP – Scherzer, Bailey, Teheran, Minor, Cole, Cingrani, Kennedy, Ventura
    RP – Soriano, Rodney, Hawkins, Doolittle, Mejia

    *Other options include: Dickey, McHugh, Harang, DLR, Niese, Koehler, Lackey, Estrada, Odorizzi, Archer, Hutchison, Milone

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  222. PeterB says:
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    Trade Consideration…need your advice.

    H2H, 12-team league

    I get: Cueto, Alex Wood and Ozuna plus a 12th round pick

    I give: Dozier, Ventura and Morneau

    My pitching staff is currently: Scherzer, Wainwright, Tanaka, Price, Paxton, Koehler and Estrada.

    I also have Neal Walker starting at 2B and Profar on the bench.

    Thoughts? Thanks!!!!!

    • PeterB says:
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      @PeterB:

      Forgot to add I GIVE a 3rd round pick in return as well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  223. Donny says:
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    Markakis or Arcia in a 12 team standard 5×5 H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  224. Dean says:
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    Top 2?

    Miller home vs Yanks
    Lackey home vs Braves
    Zimmerman home vs Marlins
    Lyles at Phillies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann, Miller

  225. brad says:
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    a. gordon/ozuna for michael brantley. think this is a fair offer for a manager in need of more OF’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  226. bush says:
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    Better add: de la Rosa or Odorizzi?

    Better dad: ‘ye or Jay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi…Jay

  227. Party Boy John says:
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    chris archer, beckett, ervin satana, mchugh who do you like ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  228. Carnac says:
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    A: Bangfizzle

    Q: How was Sky’s trip to Los Angeles?

    • Carnac says:
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      fwiw (not much!), I kinda think Slam and Dregs fits into the Razzball lexicon better. Although, admittedly, it’s not specific to a HR in the first AB, just a 1 for 4+.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I like bangfizzle…It’s silly and Japanese game show-sounding…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, that’s true

  229. Don Majkowski says:
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    Which end you like? (14 team H2H)

    A) Hanley, Cole & Uehara(could really use a closer)

    B) Cruz, Hosmer, Ervin Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  230. HudsonRiver says:
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    I got offered Cashner & Collin McHugh for my Verlander. Do I take it? I have a DL spot to put Cashner until he is ready.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  231. Jonas says:
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    Cobb got struck in the right leg with a line drive by Jose Reyes, sparking Toronto’s four-run fifth-inning rally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched the game, he was getting hit before that

      • Jonas says:
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        @Grey: tru dat.

  232. Abdoozy says:
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    Drop Seth Thmith for Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  233. Jonas says:
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    How you liking Chase Anderson this evening? I have him going…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him in mixed leagues

  234. Fish says:
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    Pick a side, please, for Yahoo H2H standard + OPS

    Rios/Mesoraco
    or
    Springer/Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  235. Party Boy John says:
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    do you think carlos santana will have better numbers than mesoraco ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  236. Its too high says:
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    Grey

    Is the an IP limits on Garret Cole this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  237. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Who knew that having 4 Astros in your lineup was the key to turning around your season, offensively?

    Carter may have bought himself a little time with today’s performance, too. The OBP dream lives on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  238. Jake Taylor says:
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    Grey

    Whats Springer value ROS?

    A.Number 1 OFer
    B.Number 2 OFer
    C.Top 50 Hitter
    D.Top 100 Hitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  239. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Two questions:

    1) Keep holding folks like Blackmon, Kemp? Or drop them for a hot upside like Arcia?

    2) what you think of Ventura and the news he’s going to have to control his velocity (main value is his speed)–droppable for Keuchel? Hughes? McHugh? Or better yet, Latos? Or maybe Melancon, if he’s still getting saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Latos

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Grey: I also have Fister, but he’s been solid–Ventura the drop vs Fister?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  240. Rob says:
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    Better stash in the minor league spot – Salazar or Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  241. Rob says:
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    Do you think Bauer stays up for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  242. Matty-O says:
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    I was offered Miggy, Gomez and Desmond for my Longo, Tulo and Dee Gordon…. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Matty-O: Sprint immediately to the accept button and start mashing it

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, on second look, it is better than fair…

        • Matty-O says:
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          @Grey:

          Thanks… You the man, Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

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

  243. Cram It says:
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    If playing time were equal: Cron or Fatt Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

      • Cram It says:
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        @Wake Up: @Grey: BAMP! You’re both wrong. Cron is the next Goldschmidt. *thwaps mic against Wake Up’s forehead*

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Cram It: Mipples! *mic slips out of hand*

  244. Jack says:
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    Simmons or Hardy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  245. Wake Up says:
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    Who do you like for ROS
    Prezzii or JFoh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prezzi!!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Oh snap! Jack gone be pissed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I might be sick as a dog but i still have eyes. I see how it is Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe…You’re seeing things, esse!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you say that same thing to yourself if you see a pair of eyes at your window later

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d assume someone just stopped by to watch Blood In Blood Out…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: maybe that someone is just checking to see if someone was watching blood in blood out…..it’s a great flick. I’ve never seen it through a window

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: no seriously, have yo watched it?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I plan on it this weekend, Cougs is out of town… Just me and Ted!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: bachelor weekend you gonna rent him some Benji flicks? Turner and Hooch?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hookers and Benji Bratt films, like a baller!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Is cougs coming home to a pierced Ted?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I wish he had nipples to pierce…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: haha

  246. A little late chiming in, but a player may be taking his owners on a Logan’s Run. Fantastic start. Intriguing for the first couple of innings. Then someone like Heyward takes you on an unbearable, pathetically unproductive, and unbelievably worthless final six inning journey despite such a promising start. Goys like Heyward & Michael York are one in the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I like bangfizzle better…

  247. Jack says:
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    K. Davis or Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  248. Matty-O says:
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    Kinsler or Pedroia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

  249. Jay says:
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    THIS JUST IN FROM ESPN’S Department of Redundancy Department:

    Indians activate Kipnis, get him in your lineup immediately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  250. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Late submission for the glossary term.
    Going N2Deep

    Old School One-Hit-Wonder!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I think we have better…

  251. The Strolg says:
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    Ding Dong The Bitch is Dead

  252. MB says:
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    You think Dickerson gets DH at bats in cleveland? Worried if i play him stubbs will just PH halfway through the game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly split time

    • gareth says:
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      @MB: keep an eye on the status of cargo. Dickerson should get starts if cargo needs a small dl stint or a few days rest. If cargo plays then Dickerson is reduced to pinch hitting and maybe one start in the outfield. Cuddyer, Rosario, cargo or Tulo are likely dh candidates due to coming back from recent injury / protective measures.

      I also have a feeling that they will start stubbs in one of the games. Even though the Rockies face all righties, he played in Cleveland all last season and is familiar with the pitchers and ballpark.

      Its ultimately a shame as I like Dickerson alot and he’d likely be a fantasy asset if he was a regular on another team.

  253. Jim Johnson says:
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    Drop Gyorko for Juan Francisco, Chisenhall, Plouffe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  254. Wake Up says:
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    You mentioned him this morning…I’ve been pretty hooked on this…perpetual loop…

    http://youtu.be/IOzPqIMk2xg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love this guy!

  255. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    Hill or Wong?

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Wake Up: Something’s not right with Hill this season. His K rate is way up (17.9%), his walk rate is down, BABIP is .295 so it’s not like he’s been unlucky. It looked like he was settling down and being more patient for a couple of weeks but he’s lapsed back into the gotta-be-a-hero mode. This is me justifying not using a high waiver slot on him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  256. Eddy says:
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    Me and this guy have been going back and forth, thin he offered something that I have to take a good long look at:

    12-team roto OBP. Current 2B is Aaron Hill.

    I send Choo/Samardzija/Price

    I receive Alex Rios/R.Cano/E.Santana

    I have Freeman/Bautista so I can take Rios’ eventual OBP hit and I could use the steals.

    BUT!

    Robbie Cano, is he really going to be this bad the rest of the way? 13 HR is his projection rest of the way. What’s up with that? I’m worried I’m falling for name value.

    And on Price, every peripheral is telling me to hang on to him, but man, he just keeps chalking up 4-5 ER starts every other outing.

    Which side do you like, Grey? I’m torn on this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side

  257. MR.T says:
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    arcia or eaton?

    also, who’d you prefer for a pick up:

    garret richards, ventura or ian kennedy ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia… Ventura

  258. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, Keep 5, 5×5

    Want to try to get Bumgarner. Is Moss or Gordon for him straight up fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  259. Beyond says:
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    Grey

    Werth for Segura? Who do you take?

    HRofer = leadoff hr followed by nada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura… I think we have better

  260. chisoxx22 says:
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    Who to start tonight outta these 3. Frazier or bruce vs Kershaw or rendon vs Alvarez? 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  261. chisoxx22 says:
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    And Estrada is on the wire him over any of kazmir cain or lohse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  262. chisoxx22 says:
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    And Estrada is on the wire him over any of kazmir cain or lohse?

  263. Sea says:
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    Ho-Hum-er for homer in first AB and nothing else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, but I like bangfizzle

  264. Brian says:
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    Yahoo is being super vigilant about making me re-log in every day even with password saved. I actually wish I had an enemy who was so clever, yet his grudge was so minor, that he’d be getting vengeance by signing in to put David DeJesus in my lineup at the last minute to stick me with a 1/4, no runs or RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Brian: wow, that’s the only thing i’ve never been able to bitch about with yahoo. it keeps me logged in no matter what.

  265. Nightpandas says:
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    Boombustic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, I like bangfizzle better

  266. gareth says:
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    Horishima.

    One bomb, then nothing.

  267. gareth says:
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    Hiroshima. That’s the correct spelling.

    Too dark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s not bad…I think we’ve settled on bangfizzle though

  268. Drop asdrubal for k Davis, have starlin @ ss? Could also drop polanco who I have stashed or Porcello or pomeranz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  269. John says:
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    trade away pujols n harper for chris davis and wacha or sanchez??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side with either

  270. justin time for the game! says:
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    hey grey! would you keep or drop dee gordon? i like that he already has 30 steals & 30 runs, but 1 HR, 13 rbi’s, ba isn’t bad at.283 but if he’s not getting steals/hits and or runs his fantasy line isn’t looking good. if i do drop gordon here is who I’m looking at ; its a 10 teamer redraft, , weekly lock & h2h points. michael cuddyer, jay bruce, oscar taveras as a stash, pablo sandoval, kolten wong, adam lind, khris davis or lastly lucas duda.

    I’ve been playing dee gordon @ utility.

    rest of team is as follows

    c- santana

    1b- goldy

    2b- pedroia

    ss- alexi ramirez

    IF- jhonny peralta

    OF- holliday

    OF- Pence

    OF- M. brantley

    OF- Springer

    DH spot- adam dunn, i was going to drop him but we don’t count batting average for a stat I’m just looking for his home runs

    utility dee

    bench; hosmer, polanco, votto, harper on DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Gordon

  271. anchovies says:
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    great readin’ as usual…thanks!

    dl disasters as i drop like a stone in the standings.

    ethier worth a pick up? id have to lose a dl (crawford or napoli) or b-phillips.

    also thinking of giving venable another chance.

    either one worth adding over the other two–both injured.

    thanks
    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d try Ethier, lose Crawford

  272. Charles says:
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    6×6 with Ks and OBP (no AVG), who would you drop:

    Viciedo
    Arcia
    Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo

  273. ken says:
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    was offered his craig for my Gordon… kinda hurting with the whole prince slash Nolan bs but Gordon been Crazy!!! Any wisdom? Hes also been throwing out VMarts name . Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Craig

  274. Carter says:
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    You like Cargo or Puig ROS? I see the ROS rankings but what does your gut/doctor say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Carter says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        Heyward is the king of half chubs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Carter says:
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            @Grey: In other news, you really think Cruz stops at 27….is he at 27 already. What the hell is with this guy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, seriously

  275. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Just got Kipnis back. Who should I drop: Asdrubal, Beckham, Lawrie, or all of the above?
    I know it’s (d), but I need to keep at least one.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  276. Spackler says:
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    Rather have McHugh or Cingrani ROS? Thank you sir. You’re a comment-answering machine.

    • Carter says:
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      @Spackler: I was wondering how he does it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani… No problem

  277. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, calhoun or gyorko?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  278. Saw this on CBS Eye on baseball:

    Regarding the seeming rash of torn UCLs and Tommy John surgeries afflicting pitchers this year, two preeminent leaders in the field — Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Glenn Fleisig of the American Sports Medicine Institute — have a released a position statement on the subject.

    While I encourage you to click through and read the entire paper, here are some highlights, some of which are unsurprising and intuitive and some of which may not be:

    – UCL injuries in pros usually appear to be cumulative — i.e., much of the damage was done during the amateur years;

    – There’s little relationship between elbow injuries and curveball use by young pitchers;

    – Lowering the mound probably won’t help;

    – Young amateur pitchers who play catcher on off days appear to be at greater risk;

    – Pitchers should not pitch with maximum effort at all times, and that goes for side work as well as games;

    – Among pro pitchers, participation in winter league baseball is to be discouraged;

    – Use of PEDS may make the pitcher’s surrounding muscles too strong for the UCL.

    There’s more, of course. In all, this is probably the most important and least speculative