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Tsuyoshi Wada hit the majors leagues yesterday, so let’s talk about the new Yu Darvish!  Actually, that’s Masahiro Tanaka. Okay, let’s talk about the new Hiroki Kuroda!  That’s Ryu.  Uh, the new Cubs pitcher that I’m excited about?  That’s Arrieta.  The new pitcher that autocorrect tries to change his first name to tsuris?  By the by, is my autocorrect anti-Semitic?  Why does it suggest tsuris?  Because I’m half-Heb?  And why did autocorrect just change Jew to Heb.  Siri, dial the Anti-Defamation League and apologize.  “Dialing your mother now.”  Siri, not cool!  Any pitcher that does compare to Wada?  Yes, the new Bruce Chen.  So, Wada is a rookie in name only.  He’s 33 years old, and the first rookie with salt and pepper hair to throw five shutout innings since Satchel Paige.  He’s also a soft-tossing lefty.  Yawn.  He might catch some hitters off-balance, but he’s probably around a high-6 K/9 and a 4 ERA pitcher.  Yesterday’s line of 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks is okay, but not much to flap your gums about outside of NL-Only leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Arismendy Alcantara – He’s coming up!  Only for a few days while Darwin’s wife proves evolution.  Boo!  If you have room to gamble that Arismendy Alcantara (I just like saying his whole name) hits six homers in the next three days and forces the Cubs to keep him up, grab him.  I wouldn’t cut anyone special for him because the Cubs want to build up Darwin’s trade value (ha!) and get rid of him (good luck!) before Arismendy Alcantara is up for good.

Chris Coghlan – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers, a day after going 4-for-5.  I picked him up before the end of his 2nd game yesterday.  Right after he launched his 2nd homer of the day.  Why do I tell you this minutiae?  Because you need to see the dedication it takes to get ahead in this fantasy baseball thing.  You can’t go to Bennigan’s and play bar trivia, hoping Coghlan will be there when you get home.  So what you know the melting point of steel and that won you a Michelob, that doesn’t matter like Chris Coghlan!  C’mon!  (Unless your job is melting steel, then it’s all good.)

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-8 and his 19th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Joey Votto – Finally placed on the DL with a strained left quad.  The other day, Joey Votto said his knee wasn’t the problem.  Apparently, he wasn’t lying.  Why do I get the feeling there’s going to be a TV movie made about Votto and his struggles with anxiety and how he could’ve been one of the greats if not for other issues that we’re not hearing about?  Fear Doesn’t Strike Out, It Hits A Double starring Liev Schreiber.

Johnny Cueto – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I never trade for top pitching unless I’m buying low, but the other day I traded Puig for Cueto in Tout Wars, because my team is an abomination and I needed to mix shizz up.  I followed that trade with Teheran for Rizzo, since I was playing Brock Holt at first base.  This was all necessitated because I lost Prince Fielder, who I hear is now a Playgirl model.  Interesting route ESPN takes with The Body Issue, trying to get some spillover Men’s Health readers who aren’t getting enough fat naked men.   A naked Prince Fielder to ESPN’s demographics makes about as much sense as a kale salad recipe in a BBQ magazine.  “I came here for a brown sugar/cumin rub, but I sure am glad I found a dressing for my kale!”  Only ESPN’s reversed it, giving readers a glimpse of the brown sugar/cumin rub.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-8, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer in the day game.  Makes a little more sense now why Stevie Van Zandt is telling everyone Bruce is his best friend and they’ve been friends for 45 years and how he wants Bruce to have sex with his wife.  Because the man is hot!

Billy Hamilton – 4-for-8, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (36, 37).  Take that descendants of Aaron Burr!

Casey McGehee – 0-for-4.  The Marlins said they will not trade McGehee.  Worst reverse psychology ploy ever.  “What about Mike Trout for McGehee?”  “No, sirs and/or madams, he’s not available.”  “Plus $500 million from Arte Moreno’s sock drawer?”  “Okay, fine.”

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  OZUNA parks balls over fence.  OZUNA finger hurts.  OZUNA FINDS CAPS LOCK.  OZUNA HAPPY.

Addison Reed – 1 IP, 2 ER and like his 17th blown save in the last week.  Yes, I own Brad Ziegler in multiple leagues.  Yes, there will be a change.  Yes, over the All-Star Break on July 15th at 6:07 PM EST.  Wow, this crystal ball is amazing!

Vidal Nuno – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Kevin Towers does it again!  Oh, wait, he’s never made any good trades.

Julio Teheran – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  I watched this game, as I’m wont to do with the Mets, because I like their announcers, and they were speculating that Teheran was worried the Mets were stealing signs.  Were worried is being modest, Teheran looked like Henry Hill on fifteen lines of coke while he was seeing helicopters.  Him and his catcher started doing the Curly Shuffle to try to get signs out to him.  Basically, Teheran looked terrible because he was completely in his own head.

B.J. Upton – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 15th steal.  On the fo’serious, has there ever been a guy with a sub-.300 OBP leadoff for longer than two weeks in a lineup with all hitters that have a better OBP?  I await your answer with bated breath and my pet tigerfish that has baited breath.  He’s a rescue.

Jason Heyward – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and 2 steals (10, 11).  He’s hitting .247 with eight homers.  You know when Mary Ann gets a makeover and looks just like Ginger?  Okay, imagine Ginger’s not pretty but a low average, speed first and power second outfielder.  Now imagine Ginger is Desmond Jennings.  Heyward’s become Ginger.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks.  As previously said on the aforementioned tip, I watched this game and the Braves looked worse than deGrom looked good.  That’s not even accounting for the shaggy mane hanging on the back of his neck.  Does that look good?  Let me…mullet over.  Zadow!  deGrom gets the Marlins next and the Stream-o-Nator likes it and I agree.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  It was a solo homer, because he was leading off the game.  He at least has a decent OBP, but he’s the best power hitter in the Mets lineup.  Moving on before the ulcer kicks in.

Lucas Duda – 3-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  In April, he was a 24-homer, .260 hitter.  Last month, he was a 30-homer, .280 hitter.  This month he’s a six-homer, .240 hitter.  Duda, DUDA, doodie.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-5, 1 RBI.  I wonder if someone went into Terry Collins’s office and switched Lagares and Grandy in the lineup right before the game, and then Collins saw it play out, if he’d be like, “Hey, that works.”

Josh Beckett – Hit the 15-day DL with a hip impingement, which sounds like something that happens when you play too aggressive on a pinball machine.  Beckett should only miss one start due to the All-Star break.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Did MLB allow steroids once a week as I suggested?  There was a shizzton of offense yesterday.  (Shizzton is more than crapton, less than shizzload, obviously.)

A.J. Ellis – 0-for-3.  Did you know that Bret Easton Ellis only has 6 RBIs less than A.J.?  The only way he’d be trailing in homers is if he had less than zero.

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Frequent commenter, Big Magoo, said this the other day, “Here’s (Kemp’s) triple slash across 112 June PAs: .317/.375/.525.  Roughly 30 percent of his batted balls were line drives, and he cut his K% to 22.3%, which is below his career average.  The only real concern for me is his lack of steals (0 for 2 in June), but he’s more of a 12-15 steal player at this point anyway.  He’s playing pretty much everyday, and he’s getting better and seemingly healthier as the season advances.  Should be able to get him for a reasonable price via trade too.”  And that’s me quoting Big Magoo!  He brings up solid points, and Kemp looks like he’s on the verge of breaking out.

Juan Uribe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I don’t think Uribe’s ever homered in his career without following it up with at least one more in the next few days, so forget about dancing with the one that brought you and grab for a few days.

Andy Dirks – Started a rehab assignment and should return in about ten days.  Between Rajai, Torii and J.D., there should be enough playing time to go around for Dirks in deeper daily leagues where you can platoon him.  Keep in mind, Dirks isn’t just an onomatopoeia of Dr. Evil’s dancing, he could provide power and light speed without killing you in average.

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.84 with the conshellation win.  Really settled down after a five-inning first, which is a positive like if you drink enough poison, your breath stops smelling.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Rajai, the King of SAGNOF, might be taking this a little too far.  He said he’s changing his name to Rajai Davos, SAGNOF Baratheon, believer of the Lord of the Light Bat, Speedy Outfielder.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Fun fact!  Nick used to hang out with a kid named Stanley, and he’d always yell Ca-STELLLLLLLA-nos.

Torii Hunter – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  Let’s just say everyone on the Tigers had three hits, except Austin Jackson (0-for-3, 1 RBI).  Hard to pull off that epic of a ticker tease when your team scores 14 runs, you hit leadoff and don’t score one run.

Ricky Nolasco – Hit the DL with an elbow sprain.  He originally hurt his elbow beating off sabermetricians who kept wanting to talk to him about his FIP.

Phil Hughes – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Before you even think about it, he goes to Coors next.  The Rockies are gonna get their Phil.  *high fives self*  Ow, not so hard!

Sam Fuld – 3-for-3 and a slam (2) and double legs (9, 10).  What the Fuld?!

Chris Young – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Tlosses, ERA down to 2.99.  He could have a 1.50 ERA and I wouldn’t trust him.  Nothing to do with my motto either:  Never trust anyone that blocks the sun for an entire seaboard.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-4.  Still hitting leadoff, and over .300 in the last week.  Remember Kole Calhoun without The Sciosciapath as his manager?  That’s Saunders.  But, seriously, what the Fuld?!

Tyler Skaggs – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (0 walks), 2 Ks.  Maybe you throw the ball out of the strike zone once in a while to avoid the Hit Squad, so Keith Murray can call you the most beautifullest thing in the world.

Jose Reyes – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .267 on the year.  Bit of a double-edged sword.  You want him to hit well, but if he gets to .300, he will shut it down for the year.  Even if that’s just .299 infinity nines.

R.A. Dickey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Comatose Blue Jays Fan, “Why do I feel like I’m watching the Mets?”

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  That’s my boy!  Now let’s go play catch so you don’t sing me Cat’s in the Cradle.

Carlos Beltran – Missed another game with his knee bothering him.  He doesn’t think it’ll be a long-term problem.  Nah, I’m sure the older he gets, the more magical it will feel.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 2.51.  Get it together, Tanaka, Jack Ma wouldn’t even permit that trash on Alibaba!  Jack Ma rules!  That’s what Jack Ma says whenever he walks into a room.  He obviously says it in Chinese.

Justin Masterson – Hit the Disgraceful List.  Only about two months and 75 earned runs late.  Masterson should have to pay the fantasy league fees for everyone that he roped in after his intermittent quality starts that led to eventual drubbings.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.23.  Here’s us:  crazy for Stroman, crazy for Bauer, crazy for Gausman, and Jesse Hahn pitches well.  Removes hat, eats hat, burps.

Michael Brantley – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I’m thinking about throwing a surprise party for Brantley this offseason.  Could someone lure him into my lair?  Mucho appreciado.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (9, 10).  A positive fantasy value day for Kipnis!  Well, I’ll be danged!  I did tell everyone to avoid drafting him in the preseason, so I know no one owns him that reads this.  You all own Gyorko!

Nick Swisher – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd in as many games, batting .198 on the year.  I’d put him in the same boat as J.J. Hardy as a guy that I may not like, but he’s not this bad either.  If Swisher’s available, and he probably is, I’d look at him.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I played a game with Cougs last night while I was watching the Padres/Rockies game.  Which one of these players is African-American:  Tyson Ross or Charlie Blackmon?  She got it wrong.  Tyson doesn’t just sell white meat.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, belted off of Ross.  *shakes head, disapprovingly*  Black on black violence.  A shame.

Joe Saunders – Royals signed him to a minor league deal because they were bored.

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th steal, and fourth in four games, hitting .322 on the year and owned in 32% of leagues.  Oh.  Huh?  Just leave your password in the comments and I’ll pick him up for you.  If your password is Greyisajackass, we’re no longer over-the-internet friends.

Omar Infante – 2-for-5.  Yes, authorities in Australia would make Infante wear a nappy.  He’s still a smoldering pile of schmotato.

Jake McGee – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 6th save.  If he would’ve converted this save with no issues, he would’ve been the safe call as the Rays closer.  Of course, nothing is easy in Tampa’s bullpen, especially not when Maddon’s choosing pitchers’ roles by how they treat the elderly and setting his lineup to bad 80’s music.  The previous sentence was all completely true and sounds more outlandish than my fun facts.

Dylan Bundy – He will be limited to 75 pitches this year.  No word if he’ll do one pitch a day for 75 days or if he’ll do three pitches in 25 starts or– *intern whispers in my ear*  Turns out he will be limited to 75 pitches per start.

Francisco Liriano – Will return to the Pirates rotation this weekend.  Great news if you were trying to figure out how to tank your team.

Gerrit Cole – Placed on the 15-day DL with a bad case of fantasy disappointment.  Hopefully it’s cured by next March.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Hasn’t really been hot for power since April when he hit 6 homers, but he also batted .180 that month.  Then in May he only hit 4 homers but .255, then 3 homers and .299 in June.  Okay, what I’m getting at is stop hitting for average and take out the mollywhopping stick!

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer and second in three games.  Hasn’t proven it out yet, but in the big picture, I see him as a Pedroia clone.  And that’s the first time Pedroia and big have appeared in the same sentence without the word heart.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Okay, next time aim for 6-plus innings and a good start.

George Springer – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  He’s still barely a .230 hitter, but imagine if he can curb his Ks?  He missed the first two weeks of his rookie year and still has 18 homers.  Might be a year and a half away from a 1st rounder.  For serious.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4 and two homers (16, 17), hitting .194.  It’s almost like Earl Weaver is managing the Astros from heaven.  And Marge Schott is the GM putting a Kike in left.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals (40, 41), hitting .341.  Good show, Shorty Rock, now please stop.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, this was his 2nd homer in 3 games.  Not doing a whole lot for average or speed recently, but looks like his bat is starting to come alive.  Anyone that owned him last year knows he can go on a month long tear for SAGNOF.

Shane Victorino – Again had his rehab assignment pushed back.  Doode’s had more rehab problems than Lohan.

Brandon Workman – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  Like a good salt-of-the-earth, blue collar guy, what you see with Workman is exactly what you get.  No fancy words needed.

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .313.  He should just rip off the tearaway pants and reveal the lightning bolts on his thighs.  Just do it already.  People want da fire!

Mike Napoli – 3-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, and a walk.  He also played first base.  What does this all mean?  He only had time for two cigarette breaks all game.

Conor Gillaspie – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Due to an injury to Arenado and Trumbo (who was my corner man), I’ve had Gillaspie as my starting 3rd baseman in an NFBC league for two months.  Pity party, table for one.

Ryan Braun – His back caused him to sit out another game.  The Hebrew Hammer sounds like he needs a Hebrew needle in his Hebrew butt with some Hebrew PEDs.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Scooter vs. Wong.  Essentially same for this year, but Scooter is in front of Braun.  For those of you who found us after Googling Scooter Braun then clicked to page 457 of the search results.  Welcome!  Our TV on the Radio host is Canadian and so is Justin Bieber.  Coincidence?  Actually, it is.

Wily Peralta – 4 1/3 IP, 9 ER.  Surprised to see he only gave up one homer.  Not surprised to see his ERA is now 3.95.  Sorry, I can’t sell him very hard; that’s Wily, low man on a fantasy staff.

Lyle Overbay – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and the grand slam in the 1st inning.  Bangfizzle!

Domonic Brown – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  *lifts dumpster lid behind Razzball Headquarters*  Put down the whiskey, Tehol, Domonic hit a homer.

Chase Utley – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  Bit of a renaissance going on, as in he’s not quite in the middle ages but he’s still history.

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  1. Bertchr22 says:
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  2. The 12th Man says:
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    Thoughts on Ruby De La Rosa getting called back up? Starting tomorrow vs CWS

    2014 BOS —5GS/32.3Innings/ 2- 0/30K’s/8BB’s/25HA/2.505Era/ 1.0206 whip

    I say pick him up now since he’ll most likely be a starter if/when Peavy gets traded.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The 12th Man: Same thoughts as I’ve had in the past, decent upside for Ks, I think walks could be an issue for him

  3. Dan says:
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    10 team redraft league Neil Walker or Wong

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Wong’s batting in the bottom of the order and not playing every day

  4. ‘morning, Grey.

    Khris Davis has slowed down the last couple of weeks: no homers since June 25, no multiple-hit games since the 27th, and 2 singles and a double in his last 6 games.

    But I need power in the league where I have him … is he still a better choice for a 4th OF (following Bautista, McCutch, Melky) than, say, Michael Saunders or Stubbs or Viciedo?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Enrique: Yes

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  5. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Cats In The Cradle- is that a reference to that HBO documentary where the father would have xtc parties with his children? As disturbing as a HBO documentary gets. I picked up Liriano because I’m desperate and he gave up one walk in his rehab today.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s crazy, haven’t seen that one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Giant rings: Haven’t seen that either, but now I’m intrigued…

  6. Just completed a trade in my 5×5 roto league..

    I sent:
    Harper
    Marte
    Dozier
    Weaver

    I received:
    Altuve
    Billy Hamilton

    I needed steals and BA

    Whatca think?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Id prefer the Harper side but its not bad

      • @JeF With 1 F:
        Here is the team after the trade..I am in first place, I was only lacking in stolen bases and batting average..I didn’t need Weaver and he has a bad back now anyway. Dozier has struggled since his hot start, Harper & Marte worried me too much to keep rolling them out there..

        BATTERS:
        Salvador Perez
        Albert Pujols
        Jose Altuve
        Pedro Alvarez
        Dee Gordon
        Jose Bautista
        Jay Bruce
        Yasiel Puig
        George Springer
        Billy Hamilton

        BENCH
        Torii Hunter
        David Ortiz

        Wil Myers DL
        Joe Mauer DL

        PITCHERS:
        Clayton Kershaw
        Felix Hernandez
        Madison Bumgarner
        David Price
        Jordan Zimmermann
        Kenley Jansen
        David Robertson
        Addison Reed
        Joakim Soria
        Santiago Casilla
        Dellin Betances
        Neftali Feliz

        Michael Pineda DL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you’re getting lots of steals, but you might miss the power down the road

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yup, didn’t see your team posted…sounds fine for a redraft

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Yea seeing your team it looks fine

  7. Brett says:
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    Brad miller or Wong rest of the year?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Brett: AH my heart tells me B-Rad but the mustache whispering in my ear tells me Wong

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha agree with JeF

  8. SteveNZ says:
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    Start Heyward after a big day yesterday and a favorable matchup against Gee today, or stick with Springer even though he gets Darvish?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @SteveNZ: It doesnt matter…you know if you bench him hes having a good night and if you play him hes going to suck ..ha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heyward

  9. EJ says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks! Your wit is always a great way to wake up – too funny.

    Stroman vs. LAA or Cain vs. OAK – SON likes Cain more (even likes Gee more) than Stroman.

    I picked up Stroman to stream but both are available. Are either worthy of rostering ROS in 14 team 5×5 Roto? I’m carrying Hamels, Bailey, and Archer.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Stroman as a stream and ROS as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EJ: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  10. trick dad says:
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    Autocorrect: Khrushchev Davis.

  11. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Flamingos turn pink from eating shrimp.

    • Jason E. says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: the first fact I knew! Nice!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Not entirely true, also due to cheap cocktail sauce

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yes but the ones that ate the cheap cocktail sauce got Wet Tail

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Someone should come up with a glossary definition for wet tail…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: I agree

    • steve says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:

      What color are they normally then? White? In other words, will I turn pink if i eat a lot of shrimp? Got questions ya’ll. ha

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @steve: only if you have feathers

  12. John says:
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    Hammel or Hellickson for ROS?

  13. Jump flash says:
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    ROS:

    Verlander

    Or

    Skaggs

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Verlander

  14. stonepie says:
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    am i crazy for considering liriano? his xfip isn’t far from last years while his era is much higher. both steamer and zips think he’ll post similar strikeout and walk rates from last year. injuries are always a risk but keuchel looks like the wheels might be falling off

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @stonepie: You’re not certifiably crazy, but your kinda like that girl that everyone thinks cuts herself and holds her hand over candles for fun…you’re essentially Meg Griffin

      • stonepie says:
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        @Mello Yello: as long as i don’t look like meg griffin im ok with that

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…not crazy

  15. Mordacious Levator says:
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    DL stashed bud norris, do i want him/rubby/estrada or just stream from the likes of dice-k/stults/e-jax/nuno etc. 12 team dynasty with large rosters and most everybody hoards SP.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Mello Yello: does that mean norris over estrada? thinking so.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stream

  16. Joeg414 says:
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    Blackman for Utley?
    Looking to upgrade at 2b (I have E.Hernandez-Hou.) I could deal Blackman , I have Cargo coming back and Ozuna and Willingham bench bats . I was trying for a Closer, but interest in Charlie seems low. Whata guys think ? 6×6 roto mixed daily

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Joeg414: Sounds fair

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree, sounds fair to me

  17. Mello Yello says:
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    Everytime I hear Alcantara, I can’t help but to remember Izzy playing for the PawSox and dropping Sweet Chin Music on that poor catcher. That literally destroyed his career…I dunno I thought it was a pretty good kick…some people can be so uptight

  18. Jimmy John says:
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    Should I drop Segura or Aaron Hill for Wong? Good stuff as always.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jimmy John: Hill…DO IT

    • Big W says:
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      @Jimmy John: Hill… Since Segura is SS

  19. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Just dumped Kipnis for S.Castro this morning….going to be a good day….HUMP DAY!!! Yea

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: It was a trade

  20. JeF With 1 F says:
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    And on a sad note i have sent my boy B-Rad (dont worry boo ill see you on your next hot streak) to the wire for Scooter….can we please have a moment of silence.

  21. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hill or kike in 16 teamer with OPS and total bases. i start scooter on righty days. kike has started at some position everyday.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: kike could end up with weak counting stats, but what exactly do hill’s look like anyway

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hill

  22. Just Busted says:
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    Grey,

    I LOVE the smell of moustache wax in the morning!

    Who would win ROS(in a trade): Wright and A. Escobar for Sandoval and A. Ramirez?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      assuming that’s Alexei Ramirez I prefer the Wrigth side

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Just Busted: I still like the Polanco side on this one

  23. Bunny says:
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    Segura droppable for Aybar, Hardy, or Escobar?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

      • AA says:
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        @Mike: How long do those of us suffering from Segurasuckitis wait before we drop him? He is absolutely killing my team right now.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          you can drop him whenever you want…I’m just giving you what I would do and I’m just one guy,

        • Bunny says:
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          @AA: No one is going to pick him up in my league. I’ve got to get him out of the lineup. Which one is best? Add Hill to the list.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            Aybar…Escobar if you need the extra steals

          • AA says:
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            @Bunny: I hope someone in my league picks him up. He can cause them the same issues he caused me…and he was one of my 5 keepers!!!!

  24. The Thumb says:
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    Dump Beltran for Cain? Need runs and Beltran’s just been a smoldering pile o shit

    • The Thumb says:
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      @The Thumb: Can also dump Khrush but his hot streaks are the bomb dot gov and I feel like Beltran injury is just going to slow him all year

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, Beltran for Cain

  25. Rags says:
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    Points league with heavy emphasis on IP and Wins, with minus points for HR allowed.

    Would you sit CJ Wilson vs Tor or Shields vs Det?

    I can pick up Haren vs SD, Rubby dlRosa vs CWS (but Sale), or Elias (who streamerbot likes) vs MIN?

    So one of these three guys or start both my used-to-be-studs?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d sit Shields for this one. I like the Haren start vs SD

  26. Nick says:
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    Great writing as always Grey, I do have a quick clarifying question on the Bangfizzle! While the definition has been changed in the glossary when you first started coining this term it was when a player had a home run in his first at bat which made you expect he was going to have a big game.

    As a Brewers fan I’m not sure that the first inning grand slam should qualify as a legit Bangfizzle because I never expect Lyle Overbay to do anything except make outs. Most likely strike outs which I kinda expected in that situation…honestly I was hoping he could at least hit a sacrifice fly. At no point did I ever expect him to hit a Grand Slam to increase his RBI total up 20% for the year.

    Again, you changed the definition so it certainly qualifies but will probably go down as Overbay’s highlight of the year (potentially his career)…to bad Peralta had to then start giving up runs like it was his job.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice…Peralta left earned runs all over my new carpet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Ha, prolly true…

  27. MI Keeper for the next 3 years B Miller or R Odor? H2H weekly points league..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Odor, but Miller is probably the safer choice

  28. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Morning Grey. Shallow 8 team h2h cat league. Which side do you prefer?

    Marte and Polanco B Hamilton and Calhoun

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Marte side

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      whoops…I’m supposed to say “the Polanco side”

      the Polanco side

  29. DookieTwinkles says:
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    Think Kemp is worth Napoli and Segura? Other 1B are Goldy and E5. Other SS is Escobar

    • DookieTwinkles says:
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      @DookieTwinkles: Or perhaps Neil Walker somewhere in there. My others are Altuve and Dozier

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kemp for Walker and Napoli I can get behind

  30. DancinHomer says:
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    Mookie Betts…finally gets in the lineup and promptly goes 0-4. While I love the potential, not sure I can handle the wasted spot on my team. Is he worth holding in a 12-team redraft league, or time to cut bait?

    Same question on Wily Peralta. He got the ’95 (in 14 past 20) Yankees of the NL (Phillies) and rewards me with 9 runs in less than 5! I had high hopes for him coming into the season, but apparently I can’t win my league on hopes…who knew.

    I could use some SP, closer, & MI help & have 1 add left to make this week. Better target:

    Odorizzi, Ziegler, or Wong?

    Cheers

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong…

      but I’m looking to cut Wily from my teams as well and Odorizzi would be my add in your shoes

  31. Morales, Dunn, Beltran or Ajax, bench bat ROS..H2H weekly points league

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Morales or AJax depending on what you need

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          prefer Fowler

  32. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Would you trade Adrian Gonz and Matt Cain for eaton, Martin prado and Worley? 20 teams. Thx!

  33. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    got an interesting offer. I’ve been enjoying the Springer ride and I got an offer this morning for him. Kemp/A.Gordon/Wacha for my Springer/Alex Wood. I’ve been down on Kemp for two years, but this trade seems too good to pass up. Thoughts my internet friends??? Mike, Grey, Carmen San Diego? Thank you!

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @Shawn of The Livid: Also worried about Wacha’s health

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      is it a redraft? I’ worried about Wacha too. I like the bats you;re getting though.

      • Shawn of The Livid says:
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        @Mike: yup, redraft.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I think if there are some options to replace Wood on your wire (or stream) while Wacha is sitting I’d do it

  34. Slowmez says:
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    Drop Duda for Coghlan or Cain? Or stay put?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cain depending on what you need

  35. Phil of the Future says:
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    Good stuff Grey, as always.

    First, obviously, an obligatory shout out to Chris Carter, king of HRAGNOF! I was forced into starting him this week, as Adam Lind was facing too many lefties. Carter’s rest of the week will be a 1 for 16, with 10Ks, the hit being another HR of course. Bring it on.

    Question for you. Would you drop Gausman to take a flier on Alex Meyer? This is a redraft league, so only ROS concerns. Thanks!

    P.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice! prefer Gausman

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thx, Mike.
        Unrelated question, since I know we both like this guy. Still holding Villar? Heard anything about him lately? Hernandez and Marwin Gonzalez seem to be playing fine, not sure if that means he stays down for ROS or not. This is a deep league, Villar might be scooped up if I drop him but I’ve got Danny Santana and Gyrko hurt, and I’ve been rolling out Forsythe. I could use a warm body.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I haven’t heard anything about him staying down or coming up…obviously I’m disappointed. I’d only hold him in leagues that are deep or allow lots of keepers

  36. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Total Ticker Tease! Germany scores 7 goals and I have Ozil and Schweinsteiger – who didn’t do CRAP!!

    Heading over to youtube to watch all those “Brazil fans react to Germany win” videos. That spectacle yesterday was DE-LOVELY!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tears

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Mike: Nothing was better than playing “Another Bites the Dust while collecting my $500 from the crazy Brazil Fan in my office! There’s fantasy World Cup?? Leben German!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          oh wow…nice!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Mike: Yeah I gave him the number to the suicide hotline (didn’t want a guilty conscience if anything happened) Did you know they accept texts? Almost as cool as CIA joining Twitter. I’ve got Elias locked in on 5 teams today, so lets go!!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              haha…good thing JeF with 1 F doesn’t work for the suicide hotline…DO IT!

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Mike: NICE!!

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Mike: Mike. I told Grey that Teheran pulled a Luniz and dropped 5 on it. Do we need coin a term when all 3 of your SP’s throw up a 5 spot? Teheran (yesterday) but today was a hat trick…. Stroman, Keuchel & Elias!! I got twenty on it…..

            • Moronymous Lohse says:
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              @Teddy Heater: Hahaha – brutal!! Yeah – I have no idea why but I really enjoyed watching the home team in the world cup get absolutely smashed.

  37. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Anyone else streaming Elias today? Streamers got him at 14.2

  38. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Are we sure that Tsuyoshi Wada isnt Tsuyoshi Shinjo in disguise

  39. Bob says:
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    Dillon Gee? What are your thoughts ROS. Worth a pickup if available?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Bob: Yes sir…think of him as a more stable porcello with a few more strikeouts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

      • Bob says:
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        @Mike: @Mike: Thanks Guys!

        Now the hard part of the question. Would you drop Calhoun for him ?. Roster below, I am starting Calhoun right now cause of the hot streak. But I clearly have guys that should in general be playing over him.

        10 team h2h roto categories 6×6 extra cats being K’s for hitters and QS for pitchers. It is Keeper. But we only keep 5

        C-Ramos
        1b-Goldy
        2b-Altuvie
        ss-Hanley Ramirez
        3b-Beltre
        OF-Calhoun
        OF-Adam Jones
        OF-Billy Hamilton
        DH-Carlos Santanna (1b,3b,C,DH)
        B-George Springer
        B-Anthony Rendon (2b,3b)
        B-Ryan Braun
        B-Carlos Gomez
        B-Nolan Arenado
        DL-Edwin Encarnacion
        P-Tanaka
        P-Bumgardner
        P-Scherzer
        P-Zimmerman
        P-Anibal Sanchez
        RP-Robertson
        RP-Holland
        B-Ventura
        B-Kluber
        B-Stroman
        DL-Liriano

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          sure

  40. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Currently 6th place out of 12 teams H2H.
    Last team is on fire sale, and offerred me:
    Justin Upton and Matt Cain for Giancarlo Stanton.

    I would definetely make the trade but I’m holding back since it’s a 3 player keeper league and Stanton is one of them.
    Should I make the trade?

    Current team:
    Lucroy, Chisenhall, Pedroia, Alvarez, Andrus, Stanton, Cespedes, Marte, Hunter, Arenado, Edwin (DL).
    Yu, Shields, Kluber, Burnett, Hudson, CJ Wilson, Duffy, Odorizzi, Melancon, Holland, Hawkins, Lee (DL), Alex Meyer (NA).

    Thanks for your comments.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I”d prefer Stanton with limited keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with Mike

  41. Ron says:
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    Redraft Roto OBP league…

    1) Wong, LaStella, Mercer?
    2) Cain, Laroche, K. Davis or Calhoun?

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: Slight adjustment with #1…I need 2 out of Wong, LaStella, Mercer and Miller?

      Thanks!

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        1) Wong and LaStella
        2) Davis or Laroche depending on what position you need more help with

        • Ron says:
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          @Mike: Last one..if you had to choose, you going Cain or Calhoun ROS?

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            Calhoun

            Cain is great and all, but he doesn’t hit for enough power IMO

  42. Clint says:
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    Grey, given your apparent affinity for bats over pitchers during drafts, is it safe to assume that same strategy when deciding keepers unless you have, say, a top 10 starting pitcher on your team? I can only keep 5 in my 12 team roto league and unless things change in the 2nd half of 2014, I may be looking at choosing between Pujols, Rizzo, D. Gordon, A. Jones, Machado, Polanco, Scherzer, and/or Matt Harvey for 2015 which appears to lean toward the bats, right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      can’t speak for Grey, but in my 10-keeper league I only keep one arm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Always lean bats in keepers

  43. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hey Grey

    Which side do you like better in a 10 team h2h categories redraft with OBP?
    A Pujols, Pence, Polanco, Marte,
    B A Jones, B Moss, B Hamilton

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tough choice

      Jones is the best player in the deal but I like the Polanco side for depth

      Polanco side

  44. Jojo says:
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    Is it time to sell high on Lincecum? Pun not intended

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…depends what you can get for him…sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jojo: Ha….Agree with Mike

  45. ERad says:
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    Thanks for all the great work guys!

    Hawkins or Petricka for saves?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hawkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: No problem, Hawkins

  46. BreakOut says:
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    Particularly good humor today.

  47. danny says:
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    I have Dustin as my 2B and I’ve been patient with him all season.

    But I don’t like where the Sox are going this year and he’s been a disappointment.

    6×6 OBP league. 10 teams.

    I have Howie, Phillips, Scooter and Wong on the WW.

    Am I crazy thinking about dropping him for one of the above?

    Do you recommend a swap and who would you take on the WW? rank ‘em.

    Thanks,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Wong and Scooter, but I can’t recommend dropping Pedroia for them. Neither seems like that much of an improvement over Pedroia.

  48. I-man says:
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    Grey – As a Mets fan I appreciate your recognition of the best broadcast team in the league. We don’t have much, but at least we have KGR…

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Mets fan chiming in. Amen, brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I-man: Without a doubt, it’s not even very close

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Word

  49. Tyree says:
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    Would you drop Brandon Phillips for;

    – Wong or Alcantara

    Or do i hold out for phillips…he has been brutal.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tough to hold onto Phillips. You could make a case for Wong, not so much Alcantara

  50. Pope says:
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    In a 12 team H2H 5×5 (we keep 2), would you lose Hill for Wong or Scooter? Or should I try to remain patient with Hill?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I usually recommend patience, but Wong sounds like an improvement over Hill at this point

      • Pope says:
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        @Mike: Agreed. I hate dropping guys that I spent a decent amount of money on in the draft (Hill @ $9).
        Follow up question, would you deal Alcides to get Kluber? Not sure it would happen, but I could slot Wong into my MI spot and keep Hill at 2B

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          sounds fair if you need some pitching

          • Pope says:
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            @Mike: I’ve got Cobb, Arrieta, Stroman, Quintana, Richards, Walker, Wood, (Smith, Rondon, Soria, Doolittle)

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              yeah, I’d do it

              • Pope says:
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                @Mike: Thanks Mike I appreciate it

                • Mike

                  Mike says:
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                  anytime

  51. Chicagifornia says:
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    Fair? Puig, Rios, Duffy, Aaron Hill for Trout, Kemp, Porcello (dropping Omar Infante).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Trout side…yes

  52. Lee says:
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    Hi Grey. 5 x 5 12 team H 2 H league. Someone dropped Minor. Use my waiver (11 of 12) to get him, and if so who should I drop between Hutchinson and Hahn?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure…like him over Hutch

  53. Bunny says:
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    Which one do you want ROS?

    Ziegler
    Smith
    Nathan

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nathan

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Mike: i think Grey said smith over nathan yesterday but maybe i’m confusing some other closer and nathan

  54. Liriano or Skaggs ROS H2H weekly points..cheers

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Liriano. it’s kind of a toss up IMO so I lean NL arm when all else is equal

  55. Clint says:
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    One other question: when Trumbo returns, which bat would you drop to activate him?

    C: McCann
    1B: Pujols
    2B: D. Gordon
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Desmond
    OF: A. Jones, Crisp, K. Davis
    Util: Rizzo, Machado
    Bench: Arcia, Polanco, Butler, A-Ram, Singleton, Rajai
    DL: Trumbo

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singleton or Rajai depending on what you need. That’s a large offensive bench….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singleton or Rajai depending on what you need. That’s a large offensive bench….

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        offensive meaning a lot of hitters, not a bench that offends me personally…

  56. 2B or not 2B says:
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    Infante, Wong, Harrison, or Scooter ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

      • 2B or not 2B says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike. I also have Segura, but the only options on waiver are Everth, Mercer, and Miller. I assume you’d stay put rather than dropping Billy Butler to stash one of them should Segura keep Segura-ing?

        Thanks again.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime…yeah I’d stay put

  57. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Wow. Mr. Lethario getting in the Tehol bashfest! He’s on the ledge, you know! As a longtime, struggling Mets fan born after the Happy Days (the show and ’86), I still have to say there’s nothing like going home to the Mets broadcast on radio or TV. Lithpy Josh Lewin is growin on me from the radio side as well. I’m still lucky enough to watch Gary Thorne down here in Bmore w/ the O’s…. Well that was sappy, and now sort-of awkward…

      • Nico

        XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Grey: They’re the best

  58. Nucking Futz says:
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    ROS: Donaldson or J. Upton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Upton

  59. Puig's Poutines says:
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    drop neil walker for wong?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Puig’s Poutines: yesterday it was walker over wong.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Walker

  60. Matt says:
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    Pickup Ozuna to drop Leonys Martin?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  61. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking at making some changes in my 8 Team H2H. Picked up Granderson for the short-ish day tomorrow and am still playing Marte every day. Marte has not brought much to the Part-ay this year, and am wondering if I should move on for now. Ozuna, Rajai, Yelich, Cain, Gordon are all available. I could dump him (and Granderson or Pearce for that matter – but they have been hot lately, and I suppose I could drop Arenado, too – since I have Longo, Machado, Pedro, and Arenado) for any of them to make my overall lineup better. Do it and for whom?

    Here’s the current OF/UTIL/Bench lineup for me for tomorrow’s games:

    OF – Jones
    OF – Brantley
    OF – Granderson
    OF – Marte
    UTIL – C.Davis
    UTIL – Pearce
    BN – Springer
    BN – Longo
    BN – Arenado

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

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Marte’s a top 30 OF this year, which is fine for your league to hold

  62. Oliver says:
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    Which side do you like- Pujols and Chavez for SalPerez and Freddie Freeman?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Freeman side

  63. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    you do understand that if you’re right about uribe, that would mean he’d actually homer every few days for his whole career. you must’ve meant after a while of not homering, when he homers the first time after that layoff period he’ll homer more frequently for the next few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Hahaha…That is true, I suppose… Meant more he’ll hit a few than disappear in the abyss

  64. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey, always a pleasure.

    I was hoping you could rank the following guys ROS… The league is 10 man, H2H standard 5×5 cat.. kind of deep.

    Stroman, deGrom, Leake, Quintana

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stroman, Quintana, Leake

  65. Snacks13 says:
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    Votto and Criag both dropped by frustrated owner… Use waiver claim to add as bench bat or hold? My most droppable player is probably Matt Cain

    Cain in Oak is a sit, right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree sit Cain in Oak, I’d add Votto if I had the space for hiim

  66. Corey says:
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    No reason to go crazy and add Salazar (Salzaar? Salad Czar?) if he is indeed tapped to start this weekend, right? Rotation is Shields, Santana, Stroman, Beckett, Odorizzi, Wheeler, Lincecum, and now Dillon Gee. Cliffly on DL.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no need IMO

  67. Rondelio says:
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    Grey:
    Need help ASAP.
    1.) Drop Beltran for Lo-Cain ?
    2.) Trade Cliffely for George Springer?

    • Rondelio says:
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      I could add Marlon Byrd too, but team needs are a bit more for SB.

      My SP is:
      Teheran
      Kluber
      Arrieta
      Hahn
      Archer
      Yordano Ventura
      Beckett (DL)
      Wacha (DL)
      Cliff Lee (DL)

      My horrible OF is:
      Sin Soo Choo
      Cespedes
      Heyward
      Melky
      Beltran

      Thnx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      either are fine…prefer #2 since you’ve got some pitching

  68. Jonesy says:
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    Which closer do you think has the better chance of sticking all year, and being more effective (assuming the answer to both is the same) – Doolittle or Britton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Doolittle

  69. Spencer says:
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    Grey you answered part of this question for me in the forum yesterday, but one of the guys you suggested was picked up before I made the move. Which SP currently looks better rest of the season? 10 team H2H, IP,ERA,WHIP,K/9,QS

    Keuchel
    Gee
    Stroman
    Morton
    Leake
    I Kennedy

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Stroman and Kennedy. Keuchel in the mix, but I think he’s nursing an injury

  70. J-FOH says:
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    Walking Tall: The Joey Votto Story

  71. Scott says:
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    7×7 (Walks, Hits) H2H – Would you drop Segura for Asdrubal (Player Rater choice) or Andrelton (hot of late)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would hold Segura, but I think I’m in the minority

  72. Barenrewn says:
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    In a dynasty league would you rather have Abreu, Puig, or Stanton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Stanton

      • Barenrewn says:
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        @Mike: thanks! I have Goldy @ 1st and have held Abreu since the draft. If I can’t get Stanton is Puig a good trade, or should I hold out for something better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Barenrewn: Stanton, Abreu, Puig, in that order

  73. Cram It says:
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    Bautista or Dickerson/Kipnis

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Wait, it’s Bautista. Sorry, I’m on narcotics right now.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        cocaine@Cram It: haha…cocaine is a helluva drug

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: Ha Ha you should be sharing

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: good for you Cram

  74. Joe says:
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    My team is out of the running this year in a keeper league, would you make this trade in a 5×5 OBP league? My thinking is I won’t be keeping Holliday, but I’d definitely keep Billy, Gio, Puig, or Jansen.

    BHamilton($3)/Gio($11)/Holliday($31) for Puig($6)/Jansen($6)/J Soria($3)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d be all over a $6 Puig…

  75. Lou says:
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    Hey Grey, im in 6th place and need to make some moves, have excess OF and my pitching categories hurting bad…would you:
    1 – trade away Josh Hamilton to get Teheran ?
    2 – trade away Ellsbury & Cole to get Crisp & Teheran ?

    3 – who u like better ROS – Perdro Alvarez or Longo ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the first one.

      Prefer Longo to Alvarez

  76. Milarky says:
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    We have a mid-year draft, and I need a rookie pitcher. It looks like my choices are limited to Roenis Elias, Jessie Hahn and Jacob deGrom since most of the big names are already swooped up. Out of these guys, who’s the best bet for the rest of the year? And have there been any recent callups that I may be forgetting that wouldn’t have been obvious pickups or super earlier in the year?

  77. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    two questions:
    1- Cobb or Teheran ROS
    2- Khris Davis or Zimmerman for UTIL ROS

    Thanks a bunch

  78. Clive says:
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    Trade Bailey for Kemp?

    Both could be in for big a big 2nd half – who do you like more?

    Thanks!

  79. With Masterson going to the disgraceful list, this is gonna happen:

    The Indians will call up either Zach McAllister or Danny Salazar to start on Saturday against the White Sox. Salazar, has righted the ship at Triple-A Columbus of late with a 3.26 ERA and 25 strikeouts over 19 1/3 frames…

    • @Malicious Phenom: LOL, my question is Salazar worth a pickup, he could pitch like he did in the 2nd half last year, if we are lucky..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      worth a shot I guess. I thought they were using Hagadone for now

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        cool, just read the update. worth a snag on Salazar if you have room…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Mike: just use carrasco, that dude has been great. hagadone is terrible.

  80. papasmurf says:
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    If my memory serves me right, Masterson was masterful during the spring. I guess he peaked early… Shoulda known something was up when CLEV declined what looked like a fair extension offer from Masterson’s agent.

    Calendar flips to July and the weather forecast turns to sonny in OAK. It was damn gray the whole June.

  81. Joe says:
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    Should I drop Rondon for Dickey? Or should I stash Ziegler instead?

    League is H2H, 12-team, 5×5, non keeper.

    My Staff

    SP – Teheran, Fister, Kazmir, Cain, Shields, A.Wood, Stroman, Morton
    RP – K-Rod, J.Smith, Rondon

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stash Ziegler

  82. George Zip says:
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    Has Eovaldi become strictly a streamer? Is he droppable for deGrom, Milone DICKEY??

  83. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pls rank for util spot H2H pts:
    Calhoun
    Cain
    Ozuna
    Moustakas
    Span

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ozuna, Span, Calhoun

  84. Five-On-One says:
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    B-Rad or Wong?

  85. OneBadMetFan says:
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    16 Team Dynasty League
    Which side do you guys like…?
    Send Michael Brantley, Cle LF
    Send Wade Davis, KC SP
    Receive Shae Simmons, Atl RP
    Receive Jeff Samardzija, Oak SP

    Thanks for the advise.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Brantley side

  86. Dave says:
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    Which side do you like more in 7×7 obp, slg, QS, holds: Ortiz/Kazmir or Latos/Morneau? Or is it more of a wash?

    Take care

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Dave: id take Ortiz

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      feels like a wash…I like Latos side

  87. Mike says:
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    Hi Mike and Grey
    ROS Please rank Lariano, Paxton or Straily ( if called up shortly after AS Break )
    also Martin or Ramos Ros
    thx
    Mike

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ramos

      Paxton, Liriano, Straily

  88. The Borzoi says:
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    Which side: Stanton, Pearce or Kemp, Hamels, Kazmir

  89. Bye Felicia says:
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    Springer for Garrett Richards? I desperately need pitching. It’s RCL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t really like it, but if you’re really hurting for pitching…

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Mike: Hishashi & Samardjzzzaa are my only pitchers. Im last in almost every category

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Mike: Hishashi & Samardjzzzaa are my only pitchers. Im last in almost every category

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          makes sense then, could use some pitching depth…

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Mike: There’s no quality streamers. Im using guys like Lacky, Locke, etc My era was at 4.00 now its at 3.80 and im still last in era 2nd to last in whip. Last in wins. I’m ok offensively.

  90. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    1) Please rank Cashner, Quintana, Lackey, Odorizzi, Hahn for ROS.

    2) With Carl Crawford coming off the DL, drop Crawford or one of the following for ROS: George Springer, Khris Davis, Steave Pearce?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1) Cash, Lackey, Quintana/Hahn/Odorizzi
      2) Pearce would be the drop IMO

      • can't fight fate says:
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        Is this a keeper league? I don’t see Cashner coming back this year.

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Mike: Argh. Grey advocated dropping Ozuna for Pearce just last week when I said this was a limited moves league, so I’m not inclined to drop Pearce so soon, especially when Crawford’s playing time and health are in doubt. But I bow to your advice and knowledge.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          you’re fine holding if you have limited moves…

          • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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            @Mike: Sorry, let’s try it this way. Please rank Khris Davis, George Springer, Steave Pearce, Carl Crawford for ROS.

  91. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” … hurt his elbow beating off sabermetricians … ”
    ha !
    i kinda suspected sabermetricians of this sort of behavior .

    on a NOT completely unrelated note :
    the sabermetrician society voted hisashi their favorite player .

  92. WalleyWorld says:
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    Wondering what to do with Drew pomeranz in my 20 team dynasty. I plucked him off waivers right before he became a starter. He was such a beast until he went off and broke his hand. Is he worth hanging onto? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hang onto him for now. Not sure where he fits in the rotation for the rest of this season

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @WalleyWorld: you could just leave him in DL spot and hope one of those other 5 with jobs gets hurt. that’s your hope at this point.

  93. joe says:
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    are we starting eovaldi today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  94. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    it’s true, very few of us (none of any league i actually drafted) owns any top 12 preseason ranked SP/kipnis/billy h (except one dynasty i drafted 2 weeks ago)/mauer (duh)/dom brown/ and many others. did/do have miller/gyorko is every league i didn’t grab altuve at his Razzball ranked spot. so i have Altuve in like 2 leagues.

  95. diaperman says:
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    Please rank these 1B ROS: Belt, Santana, Rizzo (OBP, otherwise standard). Does Santana have a big second half?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rizzo, Belt, Santana…I think Santana has a nice second half, yes

  96. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yeah, it appears pedro from pittsburgh is having a tryout for who wants to be james loney’s brother, with slightly more homers.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  97. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    with leonys on hot streak bench choo for him today? could also bench rios/ozuna/stanton here but that is pretty stupid sounding, even though typing noises aren’t really something that seem to have the ability to indicate intelligence at all.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, yeah I’d go with Martin. not sure what Tron thinks…

  98. Bye Felicia says:
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    Miggy’s 10/35 .280 Vs Greinke and Ausmus benches him today. FML Already have 3 guys DL and four.100 hitters in my line up….. And 6 teams are separated by 2 gms for 1st place.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Why wouldn’t you rest him after the 4th inning last night when you were blowing the team.out? Stupid!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes

  99. can't fight fate says:
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    Drop Hahn for DeLarosa? I also have guys like Feliz and Giles stashed just in case, cause closers are hard to come by in our league. Redraft. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Hahn

  100. atgreat says:
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    Keeper league, which side do you like?

    Frazier, Braun, Weaver
    or
    Darvish, Heyward, Ozuna

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Braun side

  101. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pts league swap:
    Bailey & Trumbo for Hisashi & Kemp?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  102. Adam says:
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    Who would you want more in a OBP Dynasty league: JD Martinez, Ozuna, or Blackmon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ozuna

  103. Sammy D says:
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    What type of Starting Pitcher would I be able to acquire by trading Matt Adams? He’s been hot lately, but he’s buried on my roster behind Miguel Cabrera and Jose Abreu.

    • can't fight fate says:
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      if someone is desperate for a 1st baseman which is not likely, someone like Cobb maybe if the owner is growing impatient with him. IF that owner has Votto and no backup. If every owner has a good 1st baseman, I doubt you will get anything more then someone like Ross, Hahn, etc.

  104. the pillar & the stones says:
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    G Richards or Hisashi ROS?
    Pts leagues.

  105. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Pearce for Ozuna?

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

    Pearce can’t possibly keep this up, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d hold Pearce until he completely cools off

  106. Sea says:
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    Devon White in his Angels days had a sub-.300 OBP for three years running.

    He was still one of the most effective lead off batters of his generation. Better hitter and fielder than BJ, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sea: Nice pull! Devon White, damn

  107. can't fight fate says:
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    Which need do you think I need to address more, Wright at 3rd base or Zobrist at SS. Both have been killing me. Thanks. Do have C Santana who can take over at 3rd, but I do not want dead weight on the team.

      • can't fight fate says:
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        thanks, will come up with something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  108. Ron says:
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    10 team redraft H2H points with penalty for K’s. I’m currently in 2nd. I have a chance to upgrade at SS and shed bench bats. Here is what the landscape looks like:

    C: Perez
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Hardy
    OF: Trout, A. Jones, Harper
    UTIL: A-Gon, Rizzo
    BN: Moss, Arenado, Zimmerman
    DL: Cargo
    NA: Baez

    SP: Cobb, Shields, Gray, Chavez, Beckett (DL), Kluber, Keuchel, Hughes, Odorizzi, Estrada, Koehler

    Tulo and My choice of Chisenhall/Trumbo(DL)/Adams/Craig/Robertson (RP)/Romo (RP)/Cashner(DL)
    FOR
    Hardy, Zimmerman, His choice of Shields/Kluber/Gray/Cobb/Chavez

    1) Would you make this trade?
    2) If so, which 2 players should I target from his team to get the deal done?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) I’d want Tulo 2) Adams

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: And if he makes a big fuss about losing Adams, is there a 2nd player I should target to close the deal?

        Thanks Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do you have any closers? Do you need any?

          • Ron says:
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            @Grey: I have no closers. Decided to go for all SP’s when Balfour and Frieri fell apart. You think going for Robertson is better than going for another bat in return?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t see why you’d go for a closer now…Trumbo, Chis

  109. Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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    Keep holding Heaney’s hiney in a 10-team QS league, or drop for Gee, Gausman, Morton?

    • Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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      @Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto: Keeper league, but you have to have drafted a player and held onto them all year, so Heaney can’t be kept since I pulled him off waivers

  110. Fish says:
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    H2H Yahoo with OPS/hits and QS/k per 9. I just got offered Hanley/Adrian Gonzalez/Tillman for my Khris Davis/Verlander/Chapman. Chapman is my only saves guy so I’m basically punting them already. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Hanley side

  111. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop belt for ozuna? Would be util spot, thanks.

  112. itslimatime! says:
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    start grienke vs the hot tigers. we saw what they did to poor Ryu. I know he’s been hot, but i usually have an unsaid rule about throwing pitchers into the fire of a hot offense. (the blue jays burned me 3 different times this year, you’d think i had learned my lesson)

      • itslimatime! says:
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        @gareth: @Grey: I knew it :( . only one inning I know, but i’m done pitching into top offenses unless their name is kershaw or wainwright. of which i own none.

    • gareth says:
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      @itslimatime!: Hot tigers. Is that simular to sexy cougars?

  113. gareth says:
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    Had a dream last night that the mets, Phillies and rangers were involved in a blockbuster trade involving Brown, Duda and Odor.

    Who am I kidding? Even a fake dream pales in comparison to the Fister Furbush trade. I’ll be telling my grandkids about that one (when they’re of age of course!).

  114. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Would you give up C. Davis & Bailey for Kemp & Hisashi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  115. itslimatime! says:
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    homer bailey or garret richards ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards, prolly a coin flip

  116. Zach says:
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    Morning Grey! Do you think Verlander figured things out? Other than his first inning last night, he settled down. I was offered Verlander for Melky Cabrera. Good trade in a 10 team h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Verlander

      • Zach says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. Fish says:
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    Would you place this “new” form of Matt Kemp above or below Khris Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Above

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Fish: I prefer the old kemp, or young kemp. Before he missed 2 seasons. Heh If he can stay healthy he’s one of the best players in baseball. I don’t own him but id trade that Davis for him in a heartbeat if someone offered. Just for the potential/upside.

  118. Bye Felicia says:
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    Grey,
    Would you trade Chrissy Davis,Arietta, And Bailey for Dee Gordon & Sale? Im stacked at 1st base and 3rd Miggy,Longo, Freeman,Votto on DL
    I just claimed Davis off waivers, arietta was a add, and I traded for Bailey a month ago. Guy offered me Moss & Melancon for Arietta, Bailey, Polanco on Sat (laughable) then another hairbrained trade, so I know he’s thirsty for the pitching. Good move? I’m weak at 2nd/SS Harrison,Segura,JJ Hardy. Adding Dee would be a huge upgrade right?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bye Felicia: also it’s H2H would you wait till both my pitchers start before making offer? Bailey(Thu) Arietta(Fri) Sale (Today) I need the stats this week. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Boss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Beastman says:
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    Should I be believing enough in Jed Lowrie to trade away Niel Walker in a keeper league? Could get some solid pieces for Walker or make him part of larger deals. Just not sure if I want Lowrie as my only 2B for the rest of the season. Limited transactions due to FAAB, so no streaming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  120. The Big Yabu says:
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    5×5 roto, dynasty league where all players are kept indefinitely (no salary-cap or anything like that)
    I’m overloaded on SPs, with Darvish Tanaka Cueto Latos Greinke Scherzer, plus a few backups/prospects on the way
    I need help in the OF
    Which (if any) of those SPs do you think Bautista is worth?
    How about Adam Jones?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A top SP for Jones, maybe Latos for Bautista or Cueto

      • The Big Yabu says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thanks. There’s a lot of money and pride at stake in that league, so your help is really appreciated…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  121. can't fight fate says:
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    So Roto is saying the Indians plan to recall either Salazar or McCallister. Take a chance on Salazar? Not sure who I will drop, probably have to part ways with Feliz or Giles, waiting for them to become closers, hopefully. Or is Salazar just not worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’m not messing with him, but over Marcus Giles? Sure

      • can't fight fate says:
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        but Giles is the potential closer for the Phillies. On the other hand the Phillies suck.

  122. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper

    Pence, cano, and g. Cole or
    Mesoraco, Kipnis, and mike minor
    or fair deal?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side

  123. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    you agree with Mike, that in 16 teamer with OPS and total bases it’s Hill (i already have) over Kike? Kike’s playing everyday at a variety of positions. i need 2nd 2B since Scooter.
    2. also cron or hill/kike today, whichever is the keep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Hill

  124. stynyr says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5, OBS instead of AVG and SV+H instead of SVs.

    I got Segura, Arenad, Belt and Pagan on my bench and Minor just came available. Drop any of them for Minor?

    c-Gomes
    1b-V MArt
    2b-Dozier
    3b-Sandoval
    ss-HanRam
    of-Braun, J Upton, Hamilton
    util-Bruce,Napoli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  125. Adam says:
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    Speaking on Ozuna…

    In my 6×6 (QS instead of Wins, K, BB, ERA, Whip, SV) (OPS, AVG, Steals, R, RBI, HR) im looking to boost my production, have an abundance of Runs and not the steals to show for it, but also need some OPS/HR/Rbi help.

    Have plenty of pitching to give up and have offers for Garret Richards right now on the table.
    Considering ROS who do you like better given my current team situation: Richards for Marte or Ozuna? I think Ozuna might be playing above his level right now but is he due to regress that much or is this for real? Marte is scaring me a bit right now in an OPS league that I need OPS/HR/Rbi help in… Any suggestions greatly appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  126. gareth says:
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    Jose Altuve is having an incredible year. When people ask me which second baseman would be comparable to Altuve in regards to fantasy baseball my answer is always the same – Neil Walker.

    For all you stat heads and sabermetric analysts out there who would decry this statement and say thag these players are nothing alike I have two words for you:

    KNEEL WALKER.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  127. Mello Yello says:
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    Harrison vs. Miller vs. Wong…what is with all these tough decisions lately?…fake sports give me real indigestion

    Sad but True: If you told me Kolten Wong will win the NL Rookie of The Year, or he’s going to bat .150 and gets sent down in three weeks, I would have the same level of believability.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: By the way, picked Wong…I can’t help but think he’s gonna go Pedey 2007 on it…that and I dropped Rendon preseason for him (just one in a slew of the comedy of errors this year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  128. Tom says:
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    Please rank top 3 (Steamer/Razzball value given). Heard good things about Salazar. In your analysis assume he comes up this Saturday.
    Hughes (8.7)
    Lincecum (8.7)
    Quintana (8.7)
    Odorizzi (4.2)
    Hammel (3.3)
    Stroman (-6.0) – think he needs a PT adjustment
    Salazar (-7.4) – think he needs a PT adjustment

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Tom: Hating on the Stro-dog…RUDY!!! This guy’s in my murderer’s row of under 25 starting pitchers (him, Yordano, Hahn, etc.)

      Otherwise, go with SON. Interested to see how Hammel does w/ a DH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum, Quintana, Odorizzi

  129. gareth says:
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    G3!

  130. Jack says:
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    At first I thought Mauer might be back right after 15 days since he said he’s been dealing with this for a while. But then I read another interview where he said when he swung on the double he hit it felt like someone “shot him”. That sounds more like 4 weeks instead of 2. I haven’t read anything since. What’s your best guess at when he’ll be back?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jack: I haven’t seen gunshot wound-like soreness on the DL for a while now that you mention it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      End of July

  131. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey,

    How come no mention of Bryce Harper’s performance last night? It was the best he’s done since coming off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too busy on Michael Saunders’ schmotato

  132. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    you seem to have hit your usual top of the world position
    vis-a-vis SP assessment , lately , so let’s forget about
    son’s $ 12.8 evaluation of cobb tonight (vs venture @ $ 8.2) .

    not only has cobb been off-form recently ,
    his record against the royals is 1-2 / era 5.04 / whip 1.44 / baa .324
    and although his k/bb is 11/3 , he’s only K ‘d 11 royals in 25 innings of work .

    this is a definite “sit” and wait until after the asb , and hope the storm clouds pass .
    agree ?
    talk to me .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks , much appreciated .
        and , good luck !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, O! You too…

  133. Carnac says:
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    It makes me smile whenever I remember that “Pornstache” on OITNB is Liev Schreiber’s brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Agreed

  134. Jason says:
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    deGromm or morton, looking to add a SP in place of cole.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jason: Morton on consistency. I feel like deGrom might be a little bi-polar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom

  135. Jack says:
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    Corey Dickerson, stop pulling your Bryce Harper impression… No wrist injuries please.

    I consider these 2 actually really similar in terms of production and hustle on the field. Difference is, Harper’s highly overrated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. SMLV1 says:
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    Agree with the hitter-tron? BENCH 2-

    (22) Rizzo @CIN facing Simon
    (43) Rios @Home facing Keuchel (Lefty)
    (84) Polanco @STL facing Lynn
    (101) Moss @SF facing Cain
    (120) Springer @TEX facing Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios, Moss

  137. SMLV1 says:
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    Start em all?

    Ventura @TB – $6.2
    Fister @BAL – $14.5
    Santana @NYM – $14.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: Why does SON like Fister tonight @BAL but No love for Gio $3.2 tomorrow @BAL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should ask on the SON page

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @SMLV1: That SON-of-A-Bytch! ;)

  138. studPL says:
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    Herro!

    Freeman or Price in 10 team keepers?
    I got good pitching but Votto is on DL. I picked Hosmer but hes still work in progress.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  139. Ryan says:
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    Trade Todd Frazier for Kazmir? I need pitching but Kazmir’s history of injuries and potential to implode scares me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Frazier

  140. Moosebiscuit says:
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    Is the Khris Davis show over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He had a shoulder injury for a week

  141. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Eaton? I think he gets better, you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I have a glut of OF and was thinking of swapping him for beckett to make space. I have Calhoun, Polanco, Taveras, Yellich

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you thinking about Eaton just because you’re hungry?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: no…Ok yes, but he is the low man I think Taveras gets semi relevant in the 2nd half *lights candle*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, and Kid A popped in this morning… Go and gloat!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I need to stay fucused on taking OTS down next. so what do you think of Eaton for Beckett?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d go Eaton

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: even with an OF of Bruce, Billy Ham, Yellich, Calhoun, Polanco, Taveras and crawford coming off the DL.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You don’t need Eaton…

  142. Mr. Glass says:
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    vacuum question i have a empty spot on my bench who would you rather have ROS Betts, Yelich, or Gardner
    Also would you try and flip Springer for Polanco.. Springer is striking out like a young Adam Dunn but hes crushing out some homers and just like chicks i too dig the Long Ball but do like the fact that Polanco is batting lead off and hits for average
    (Yahooo H2H points league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner…Sure, Polanco

  143. frankgrimes says:
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    I’m so glad I chose Cole over Rizzo for my rookie keeper this year.

    BRRUUUUUUUCCE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        ya no shit haha
        Having AuShizz helped that great decision but still
        Cole is dead to me (til next year)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hear ya

  144. Fish says:
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    Zobrist and Dickerson

    Or

    Bruce?

    h2h with ops/hits and qs/k per 9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  145. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly H2H OPS league, hitter K and BB count. I am weak at C (Castro) and SS/MI (Bogaerts, D. Santana, M. Gonzalez) and have one too many startable OF (Upton, Harper, Springer, Polanco, OZUNA, plus OF-eligible Pearce in my CI spot). Mulling an offer to an OF-poor team to net back Hardy (on his bench), a SP upgrade (both teams solid there), and maybe a C (he has McCann and Martin, start 1). Any of these offers fair? Which would you prefer?

    1. Ozuna + A. Wood = Shark + Hardy
    2. Springer + Wood + Castro = Shark + Hardy + McCann
    3. Upton + throw-in (Cron?) = Strasburg + Hardy + Martin (do you prefer Martin or Castro ROS?)

    Other SP I could use as bait if he’s willing to move Stras or Sale: Anibal, Gio, Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 sounds okay, 3 sounds the best, 2 sounds eh

  146. Scott says:
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    Interesting trade offer today that I’m not sure what to do on.

    5×5 DYNASTY league.

    I get: Matt Harvey
    I give: Jose Fernandez

    Two young aces, both coming off Tommy John. Which one do you like more long-term?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Scott:  Interesting would be getting an offer like Trout for my hurt Harvey. I wouldn’t even entertain a trade like this until I knew that the pitcher im getting is fine going fwd. Just my opinion 

      • Scott says:
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        Well I’m giving up Jose F and getting Harvey. So I would be dealing a pitcher I don’t know is fine and getting a pitcher I don’t know is fine. Hence why I thought it was interesting.

        @Bye Felicia:

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Scott: I think it’s apples & oranges as grey would say. I think Harvey is a hair better but who knows at this point?

      • Fish says:
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        @Bye Felicia: What would be interesting about Trout for Harvey other than figuring out what kind of fiesta to throw in celebration that you just robbed Trout’s previous owner?

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Fish: That’s what I meant. Interesting, the good variety :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  147. PTBNL says:
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    I need power to compensate for loss of Springer in a trade… But also seriously need some average.
    Which outfielder ROS ?

    Trumbo, Marte, Gordon, Bruce, Kemp or J.D. Martinez ? … Gardner and Calhoun also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  148. LASTELLLLLAAAAAAAA says:
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    Per usual- solid reading material.

    So I have both Ventura and Cobb on my squad. Do I start both? Trust SON on Cobb and let Ventura ride the pine?

    Also are you starting or sitting Stroman tonight @LAA? Toronto has really cooled down and Stroman has a pretty small sample size of away starts. Obviously @ Oakland last week was a good sign but I just wanted to hear your thoughts.

    Double also my friend just dropped Keuchel.. pick him up over Hellickson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I wouldn’t own Hellickson as I said on the site… I’d start all of those guys

  149. IUPAC says:
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    You adding Salazar, rumored to be taking the spot of Masterson?

    • IUPAC says:
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      @IUPAC: Sorry, didn’t see all the Salazar questions above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  150. TheStanleyGoodspeeds says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H catergoies keeper league and am thinking about trading Choo + Joe Smith for Matt Adams.

    I’m a Votto owner with Teixeira as a back up and Trumbo (with 1B eligibility) poised to come back.

    BUT Choo has been wildly disappointing and feels like a poison (very rational thinking). Mr. Adams is kept at a 24th round value as a keeper.

    My other OFers include Jones, Ozuna, JD Martinez.

    Joe Smith in my best closer (grimance).

    Thoughts from the world of razzball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Adams

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @TheStanleyGoodspeeds: I don’t like choo. Love the Fat Mans upside.

  151. Mello Yello says:
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    ‘Bout to be Jimmy Nelson time. Yeahhh buddy!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  152. ERad says:
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    JD Martinez or Kung Fu ROS for my Util spot?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @ERad: Right now im riding JD hot shizz. Dudes got the 3rd best OPS this past month

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panda

  153. Scott says:
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    Start Cobb & Gee tonight?

    Do you believe in a Clay Bucholz resurgence?

    Thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Scott: im starting Cobb & Streaming Gee in the same league tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both, I’ve gone over Buchholz many times

  154. big league choo says:
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    12 man league SP only 3 OF rostered and 1 util

    1)Is it worth using my 3rd waiver priority to grab pearce(dont have to lose anyone)? Its a limited transaction league, i only have 10 moves left, until september.

    2) what order do you have these MI as insurance policies for Miller/Segura… Hill,Wong,Mercer, Infante

    OF Cutch/Bats/Polanco/Khris Davis/Fowler(DL)
    CI Abreu/Freeman/Arenado
    MI Rendon/Segura/Miller/Crawford(got him as a throw away guy in trade yest)
    C Gomes
    P Kluber/Gray/Hamels/Lee(DL)/Wacha(DL)/Bailey/Liriano/E Santana/Odorizzi/Buchholz/Skaggs

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @big league choo: 1. NO- You’re leaving out the month for the playoffs. Unless you can’t use the moves then? 2. Wong Hill Infante Mercer
      Would be my opinion

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @big league choo: 1. NO- You’re leaving out the month for the playoffs. Unless you can’t use the moves then? 2. Wong Hill Infante Mercer
      Would be my opinion

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Bye Felicia: apologies for the dbl.posts. Samsung hates me!

  155. Bye Felicia says:
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    Miguel Rojas just hit his 1st career hr off Mad Max. Bummer….I need a CG shutout this week in a pts league :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  156. Kid A says:
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    Alcantara sandwiched in the two-hole between Cog and Rizzo means 3 days of magical until it all turns to tragical.

    I hate dinosaurs.

  157. Kid A says:
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    Zynski DFA.

    How deep of a league before Vazquez gets interesting?

    To clarify: Christian, not Jack (everyone gave up on him a long time ago).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s defensive-minded first… AL-Only, 10 team at least

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: he I did a Goodfellas post last week, I thought you could appreciate that *fights back tears*

  158. Bye Felicia says:
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    Good luck Razzballerz,
    May all your pitchers throw No-No’s and all your hitters hit towering bleacher shots today.

    Me? Headed to build crappy transmissions till midnight. May all my transmissions shift flawlessly coming off the line! Good Day Fellas (and the 4 female readers) ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, you too!

  159. Jason says:
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    if your not making the playoffs in a 10 tm H2H would you take this deal in a keeper?

    Move Felix and your rd 21 and 22 picks for Justin Upton and a 6th and 8th rd pick (first and third after keeper rounds)

    My prelim keepers are Freeman, Beltre, Stanton and then two of Polanco, kipnis (perhaps), Arenado, Felix.

    my gut says stick with Felix, but accumulating picks is appealing as well. I already have an extra 8th and 9th rd pick.

    taking the trade wuld replace felix with J-Up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton and picks

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: great you’re not making this any easier, LOL.

        piptching is deep enough that i can build a staff from scratch in the draft. I don;t necessarily need to keep felix to compete, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need Felix to compete…

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey: yeah the more and more i think about this the more and more i like it for me.

            Sometimes just hard to move a guy like that.

            • Jason says:
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              @Jason: ***SLAP***sorry that was me bitchslapping myself. Of course i take that deal!!!

  160. Paul says:
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    Looks like I missed my opportunity on the [my] Freeman for Latos and Donaldson trade yesterday. Now they are bouncing around 1 of the following 3…any of these worth pulling the trigger on? I’m not in dire need, so only looking to improve in the long term come playoff time…

    (again, Goldy is my 1B, Freddy is filling my UTL and I have Cargo coming off the DL)

    (1) My Freeman straight up for his Teheran ?

    (2) My Freeman + Polanco for his Teheran and Donaldson?

    (3) My Freeman + Polanco for his Ryu, Kazmir, and Donaldson?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2, 3

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Let’s see if either stick!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side:

    Rosario/Pedro/Marte OR
    Santana/Kemp/Ozuna

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: instead of Ozuna, that side could also have Rajai, Gordon, Andrus, or Cain sugar.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Doesn’t really move the needle for me…

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Grey: I hear ya.

  162. los locos says:
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    Grey, want to make my run at winning my league, so I can either trade for Donaldson or Moss? I am trying to land Arrieta in a deal for a draft pick, the two above may cost me a draft pick. I know the guy who has Donaldson, wants a 2nd round pick for him. You mentioned yesterday that my pitching was weak, only pitchers that look available for trade are Cain, Bailey and Arrieta.

    C McCann
    1b Frazier
    2b Kinsler
    3b Arenado
    SS Hanley
    OF Rios
    OF Pence
    OF Calhoun
    OF Brantley

    Bench
    Hosmer
    Napoli
    Machado
    Heyward
    Melky
    Chisenhall

    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Fister
    Beckett
    Hammels
    Dolittle
    Cishek

    Bench
    Verlander
    Gausman
    Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question?

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: Who is going to have a better ROS Donaldson or Moss?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Donaldson

  163. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    For all of the times that I’ve pimped Kemp this season, you’d think that I owned him in more than one out of nine leagues. And of course he just flailed weakly at three Scherzer sliders. Thanks for the shout out.

    Any surprises on MasterChef this week? I’ll prolly get a chance to watch the most recent episode tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… You brought up good points… MasterChef was great this week, I won’t spoil

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Nice. Can’t wait until the real Graham appears and confronts his anorexic twin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  164. Qbert says:
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    My Reyes/morneau for his freeman? I have Desmond at short already with Reyes at utility.

    Looking for avg/ops. Maybe I could ask for a 2nd starter also?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman side

  165. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL roto Keeper 5×5

    D Brown (7$) + Travis Wood (2$) or Gerrit Cole (10) + Chris Young NYM (10$)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side

  166. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Wong, Scooter or Betts in a weekly H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  167. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Any idea when post All-Star break rotations will be set? I am looking to get a jump on the SP with RP eligibility for my weekly H2H points league where 1 start is likely a better bet than 3 potential save opportunities.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tuesday or Wednesday of next week

    • @malamoney: I would think the top 3 starters in each rotation will pitch after the break

  168. SpeedyJohn says:
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    Dynasty league trade: Jimmy Rollins and CJ Wilson for Derek Jeter, Ben Revere and Mat Latos. Which side are you taking?

  169. John says:
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    deep keeper lg, wong or betts, prob wont keep wither but possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh crap

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: YES!!!!!! I own him nowhere

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Me too!

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Misery loves company and others misery is comforting

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like I just lost Gordon, so I’m fine with others joining me

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: since I like you I’ll give you an over the internet hug. When are these kids going to learn to slide?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Exactly… Sliding’s for athletes, this is baseball!

  170. Cranz says:
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    Start Yordi against the Rays tonight? SON doesn’t like it “but” Yordi has been pitching well lately and it’s the Rays blah blah blah. Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  171. C McCann
    1 Rizzo
    2 Altuve
    SS Castro
    3b Beltre
    Of Trout, Choo, polanco
    Bench bats Hosmer, Alvarez, Khrush

    SP Madbum, Teheran, Shields, Kazmir, Minor, Bailey
    RP Soria, Smith, Britton, Allen

    2 keeper redraft, 12 teams 7×5. With Cargo coming back who is my drop?

    Also, should I consider a Madbum for Freeman trade that just hit my box?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hosmer… Keep Bum

  172. steve says:
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    uh oh

    @georgeakingIII reporting that tanaka to get an MRI on his right arm
    re-tweeted by Ken Rosenthal

    • steve says:
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      @steve:

      sorry. just searched & found that my comment is a repeat.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @steve: yup, just heard that as well. Uh oh is right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  173. Fish says:
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    Got a trade offer I’m not sure how to make sense of… Yahoo keeper league (keep 5).
    It’s also 6*6 with OBP & QS

    Dee Gordon, Chase Utley & Rd.13 pick in next year’s draft
    or
    Ian Desmond, Mike Minor & Rd. 23 pick in next year’s draft.

    FWIW, I’m dominating the league in R, HR, and RBI, and am middle of the road in SB & AVG. Last year, Ian Desmond was one of the players I kept (and he’s on my shortlist to keep for next year, too).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond side

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        Am I crazy for thinking it’s a “close” offer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  174. SteveNZ says:
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    C’mon Stanton. Do something! Been horrible for a stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How dare thee!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: It’s true. He’s been bad. Can handle it in roto but it’s a paon in the ass in h2h.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Total paon!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pujols!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah boi! Jepsen pickup paying dividends too!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How’s unemployed life treating you, btw?

  175. tank1 says:
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    I was offered A. Gonzalez for C. Davis. A couple of weeks ago I would have rejected the offer but now I’m not sure. Should I accept the offer? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  176. one mans trash says:
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    Dickey, Skaggs, Hughes, Gee, Leake all on the wire which 2 you want for the 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Hughes… But I’d just stream

  177. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi grey Nice work again, now that the Bosox just tossed A J Pier to recycle bin any chance Betts learns to catch over the all star break lmao. I noticed my ss Reyes must have booked a vaca somewhere because all of a sudden his shoulders been hurting. He must have the same ailment as Mauer as soon as he starts hitting well the tears come out it hurts when I swing. Prima m****rf*****g donnas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Here’s hoping!

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: well Gordan must be on that trip too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  178. James Skrmetta says:
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    Grey would you do either of these trades…

    Jay Bruce for Fister
    Bruce for Jordan Zimmerman

    I have Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  179. Matt says:
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    In what size league is Liriano ownable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15 team

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: don’t we know it (only still have him in 30 and 16 teamers)

  180. Alan says:
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    Qualls for Nathan ROS? 5×5 roto

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  181. Alan says:
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    Thanks for the help. Nice job and hair on Monday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, cuz!

  182. John says:
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    Yo Grey, do I go with Wheeler or Stroman? AL East scares me. Or is it pretty even? FIP, Siera and xFIP seems pretty equal. Just the walks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman, but depends on matchups

  183. Ross says:
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    ROS: Mike Minor or Sonny Gray? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  184. mr. glass says:
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    Which side would you rather have Machado or Heyward postions not important

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  185. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    who has more value in a keeper league. Madison Bumgarner or Brandon Moss?
    should/could I trade Bumgarner straight up to get Moss, or go for Moss plus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  186. das coffee frau says:
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    can you rank the top 6? im out of it in my long term keeper and want to know who to target in trades when i sell my team!

    MigCab (1st round keeper)
    Billy Hamilton (24th round)
    Polanco (25th)
    Carlos Gonz (1st)
    Harper (1st)
    Springer (24th)
    Rendon (23rd)
    Machado (21)
    Altuve (8th)
    Donaldson (23)
    Carlos Gomez (5th)
    Bogaerts (23rd)
    Bryant (25th)
    Tulo (1st)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton, Donaldson, Polanco, Springer, Machado, Altuve

      • das coffee frau says:
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        @Grey: thanks , in that order?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          About that, yeah

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @das coffee frau: how are you out of it with that offense? Pitching not too good?

  187. Jason says:
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    who are the keepers in this bunch (select 5):

    Freeman
    Stanton
    Beltre
    J-Up
    polanco
    kipnis
    arenado

    I’ll have a bunch of early picks, 2 picks each in the first three rounds, so I’m leaning towards re-drafting polanco. it’s a 10 team league so i think my chances are pretty good on getting him back even if I have to reach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, Stanton, Beltre, Upton, Arenado

  188. Bone Face n Harmony says:
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    Who do you like best as a short term pickup?
    Cain..Sugar or Holt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sugar

  189. Alex says:
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    Reimold over Schierholtz okay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schierholtz

  190. Derrick says:
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    Starting Roark today @Balt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him 3 starts ago, and wouldn’t start him there

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Derrick:

      thought he was pitching Sunday .

  191. SteveNZ says:
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    Underwhelmed by Arenado’s return thus far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s like his spring training all over again

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Had to start him in Coors against a lefty I guess. Sigh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ziegler – sigh

  192. DBo says:
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    9 keeper league converting to a dynasty league, I’ve been offered Michael Wacha for Evan Longoria. I have Joey Gallo in my ML spot and my only solid SP’s are Minor & Latos. Other keeper offense: Gattis, C Davis, Kinsler, Kemp. Other ML: Alex Guerrero, Noah Syndergaard. Take this deal? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  193. Andrew says:
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    Stream R De la rosa at home vs White Sox today in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  194. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    What kind of numbers do you think Trumbo will put up the second half? Him or big papi at the utility spot in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 15 HRs/.230…. I’d go Ortiz…

  195. Andrew says:
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    Stream Tomlin home vs Yankees? 12 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  196. Bob says:
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    Need a short term utility bat, just through the weekend. Any of these worth adding?

    Omar infante
    Erick aybar
    Lorenzo Cain
    Justin ruggiano
    Chris carter
    Chris coghlan
    David freese

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Bob: cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  197. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my pedroia/leake for bailey (just traded for kinsler)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Bailey, could probably do better though

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thats what i thought, but pedroia is really name only. hes not really much of an upgrade over guys like walker, kendrick, murphy, phillips, etc….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know that, but others may not

  198. costaricanchata says:
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    benoit proving , once again ,
    that huston street’s jock isn’t really all that heavy .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  199. Andrew says:
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    Arenado or Seager ROS? Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, it’s close, basically a coin flip

  200. RW says:
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    after and evening of $1 night at the Clearwater Threshers game last night, with some Jager mixed in, I fired off a an offer of Tyson Ross and Jokim Soria for Sean Doolittle and “a throw in SP”. the throw-in has become Jeremy Guthrie…..Damn, i dunno wha to do

    React!

    TY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross side

  201. Andrew says:
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    trade Jesse Chavez for Alexei Ramirez?

    My 2B/SS/MI is Carpenter/Segura/B. Miller and my pitching is pretty good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  202. Master Debator says:
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    Machado or Longoria ROS?
    I’ve soured on Longoria…thinking of picking up Machado off waivers and trading away Longo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  203. RW says:
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    I AM STUPID, BUT I KNOW THAT I’M STUPID, SO THAT ALMOST MAKES ME SMART

    “Ross side” means you like receiving Ross?

    or you prefer what the Ross owner is going to recieve for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Ross there, lay off the booze!

  204. Tom says:
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    Which of the following has the least value ROS:
    Melancon
    Janssen
    Soria
    R. Soriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

  205. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Just lost taijuan walker. Looking to replace him. Which one of these pitchers to you like best RoS?

    Tyson Ross
    James Shields
    Wade Miley
    Jake Odorizzi
    CJ Wilson
    Phil Hughes
    Cole Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  206. danny almonte says:
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    Waiting for Crush to break out, he’s my only 1B. I can grab Chisenhall… I’d drop a SP, Hughes or Smyly? Or just hold and wait for Crush?

    • danny almonte says:
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      @The_Red_Mist: @danny almonte:

      Fwiw my SP (12 teams) are Scherzer, madbum,Kluber, Gray, Archer, Alvarez, Hughes and Smyly…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just start Davis

  207. Fish says:
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    Trade Springer/Kendrick for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  208. James says:
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    12 team keeper league (keeping all players)

    Fat Adams + Alex Meyer OR Frazier

    Which side ROS? Which side future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

    • James says:
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      @James: My thought process is that a quality 3b is much harder to come by then 1b, which is so deep. So, is Frazier for real? Will Adams be a 30+ hr guy for years?

  209. goodfold2 says:
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    looks like i only beat BOS to dropping Pierzyn by about 10 days or less in every league i had him for martin or navarro. in 16 teamer with OPS/total bases do i want martin or d’arnaud, they’ve both been producing almost identical lines last 15 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s not a good sign

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: so martin or d’arnaud in the one league i have that choice (16 team espn H2h with ops/total bases)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Martin will be better prolly, I’d go d’Arnaud though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  210. goodfold2 says:
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    castro (C) has been out three days with pain in the armpit. this could be a very serious infection. lymph nodes swell up, and at first feel’s like you only have a pimple, but it’s really a blood infection in your arm, the swelling is immune system trying to shut the blood out of the heart. probably needs strong antibiotics or worse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that’s just one possible explanation (that i happened to live through). maybe his girlfriend/wife/sister just punched him in his elbow in his sleep for leaving up the toilet seat or something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  211. Jay says:
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    Jimmy Nelson Saturday start??
    Salazar back up??

    You like any over degrom Morton or cmart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson over Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, where are you seeing Nelson is starting Saturday?

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: roto world states several discussions on him for Saturday. Nothing eminent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  212. Jerry says:
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    Is JD Martinez for real?

    Dozier + Martinez OR Cueto

    Winner for ROS and Future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cueto, it’s fair for his year, toss up in the future

  213. SteveNZ says:
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    Tanaka to the DL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: surprising i don’t have him anywhere, i believe he was Razzball ranked pretty neutral when compared to yahoo/espn ADP’s. i think around the spot he went i either grabbed or was grabbing liriano/cobb/annabelle/gray/shields etc. being unknown i didn’t grab tanaka over rankings spots (but many others did with the hype)

  214. Aj says:
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    Injury bug has hit my squad with tanaka man going down need to make room for him on the DL, who’s your drop Beckett or Myers? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: with as valuable as beckett has been, and as bad as myers was all year? if it was a keeper of course.

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, Cobb getting Porcello’d again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’ll take that 1 earned there in that inning and be happy if he just keeps going well rest of way.

  216. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, as bad as gonzalez is at batting orders, WHY is Gross… Man batting 2nd?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  217. Aj says:
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    Looks like Jed lowrie is getting his stroke back haha, could use some middle infield assistance haha, would you say both Aaron Hill and Mcann are droppable for him, already have Rosario as Mcanns replacement

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop them

  218. DomMattingly says:
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    Z Wheeler or T.Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @DomMattingly: wheeler right now, walker was so wild (and maybe still hurt) that he walked so many guys that a team that was ok with erasmo walking at least 4 a game in under 6 innings each time sent down walker down.

  219. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok, with danny santana/victorino/gattis/lind on DL and only 3 spots, victorino is drop right. he’ll likely be playing in a wheel chair soon anyway. i remember last year when he missed around 23 separate days with these minor injuries that kept cropping up, this year’s just a joke. what’s gonna happen to this dude when he gets to the age when old men have problems getting out of bed? he’ll have to actually be a zombie to get to 55.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, drop him

  220. Pope says:
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    Would you give Richards and Heyward for Price and Kemp?
    Is it even close?
    Kemp over Heyward?
    12 Team H2H

    • Pope says:
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      @Pope: Might have to try to throw Soria in there too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course, not close

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I definitely overthink things sometimes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  221. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus, playing against teixera on that team that is absentee owner in big money league. just awful.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: and he has tulo

  222. SteveNZ says:
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    Fuck baseball. Seriously, just fuck it. My opponent this week has Utley AND Tex. Stupid old bastards shouldn’t even be playing anymore.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah, try teix/tulo/phillips/bruce

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: opp is hitting 450 today with 24 bases and 8 RBI’s (made up 4 on me) so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  223. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Thanks, Yordano. Ugh. Most annoying pitcher ever. Nibbles around the edges to Jose Molina, of all people, and walks him to load the bases. Of course he gets blown up for a grand slam by the 9th hitter immediately afterwards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucked

  224. SteveNZ says:
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    Yeah, playing Arenado over Santana a real good idea.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: wait till arenado has at least one day better than 1 single before unbenching him. it’s what i’ve been doing in 2 or 3 leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And Mesocraco leaves a couple aboard. Good times.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m enjoying Yordano right now

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: just after phillips/bruce both get RBI’s against me. phillips has actually been good last 30 days, just not many homers.

  225. Benny says:
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    If you had to put a year projection on Betts 2 years from now once he’s settled into the big leagues, what would his comp be? Trying to gauge his value in my dynasty league which always seems to overvalue a guy anytime he comes up. Second part of the question – I currently have Betts and have been offered Betances for him. Do you think Betances will be closing for the Yanks as early as next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s settled into the big leagues? He could be sent to the minors this weekend… I’d take Betts, but it’s a toss up between him and Betances… He should not be closing next year

      • Benny says:
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        @Grey: oh he’s most certainly headed back down. That’s why I was trying to gauge his value two years from now when he should be settled in. I just don’t get why teams call a guy up and then not play him regularly and wonder why he isn’t hitting. They don’t give some of these guys time to even find a groove.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, makes no sense… Seems so obvious too

  226. The Wickler says:
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    Grey,

    Could really use some trade advice. Got offered a bit of a blockbuster in a keeper league.

    Give:
    Altuve (would be a 6th rd keeper next year)
    Chisenhall (21st rd keeper next year)
    Phil Hughes
    Mat Latos

    Receive:
    Kershaw
    Kinsler
    Gee

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Kershaw

  227. jef with 1 f says:
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    Nice having Gee back…7 in, 1 Run, 4ks….now if the Mets only had a few more bats we might have something

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s so crazy consistent

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: yea you know what your getting with him 90% of the time…it’s amazing how many people sleep on him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gets no respect, at all

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Better for us ha

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @jef with 1 f: I have a strange feeling he’s getting traded

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i like him more than probably (most) anybody here (Grey is highest amongst writers on him seemingly), so many whine about him and Niese being boring, but seriously if each of our teams had at least 3 Gee/Nieses on them we’d probably be winning 30% more leagues.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    Every time I have owned Simmons in ANY league, he has been USELESS. He has never done anything for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’m assuming you played heyward tonight..Hes 0 fer lol

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @jef with 1 f:Hardly needs pointing out.

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @SteveNZ: sorry man..I know he’s a headache for you

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @jef with 1 f: Ha – didn’t meant come across like that. What I meant was that I’m watching him like cyclops with a monocle. Looks like we sparked him into action anyway!

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @SteveNZ: somebody just tried to trade me heyward for perkins in a league where i only have 1 closer (16 team league), and i already have 4 better OF and we only start 3 with 2 utils. nope.

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @SteveNZ: nah bro I didn’t take it like that..all good..I don’t own him but I can feel the frustration

  229. costaricanchata says:
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    this boston red sox season is really fun to experience .
    @ 39 – 51 , there are only 7 teams in all of baseball with worse records .
    lester , who was willing to extend a home-town discount earlier in the year ,
    was slow-balled , and now may cost the sawx significantly more , if in fact
    the sawx do re-sign him .
    as the lester negotiation/talks were being discussed on jock-talk radio ,
    lackey , as a way of saying “don’t forget about me” , leaked to the press that
    there is ‘no way’ that he’s pitching for a measly 500 thousand $$ next year ,
    (which his contract calls for in 2015) …. this occurred about 2-3 weeks ago .
    forget about him being paid about 13 mil in 2012 for being disabled the entire year , please .
    next , the radio jocks , pointing to the lack of mid-line-up power , speculated on the
    possibility of obtaining nelson cruz for 2015 .
    unfortunately , this conversation coincided with lackey , and his staunch anti-peds attitude ,
    criticizing nelson cruz , (after cruz had a good series vs the sawx) … stating to the media –>
    “how quickly you forget !” .
    some media hot-shot (his name escapes me) said something to the effect of …. “hold your
    horses , look within your own clubhouse” , and , apparently , insinuated or directly said that
    big papi had been given a “free ride” .
    of course , this infuriated the local hero (and every kid’s role model … around here , at least)
    to the point that , (and i’m sure you guys can find it on the internet) big papi comes out on
    jock radio and says “you don’t get no free pass in this country . he (the reporter) can shove
    it up his fucking ass . i’m sorry , but he can shove it up his ass” .
    luckily , at fenway , on sunday , my 5-year old grandson settled for a $20 Wally t-shirt ,
    when i told him that i couldn’t afford $75 for a big papi t-shirt . (he was cool with that
    because the t-shirt didn’t ‘big papi’ anyway , just ortiz) .
    still , i was glad my grandson didn’t hear his hero express his learned opinion on the radio , on monday .
    however , one issue remains .
    lackey and nelson cruz in the same clubhouse ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Good call on the Wally shirt… When things are going bad, everything’s to blame… Last year, everything was wonderful… Same tune, different choir…

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: gotta teach grandson’s about standing up for yourself when those in media fling shit and how it’s pretty cool if “hero’s” like ortiz (when not proven guilty) stand up for themselves. plus it’s actually funnier when he’s caught later with PED’s so newfangled that they’ve escaped tests so far. like with braun for a while, likely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  230. Fungazi says:
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    Is the Keuchel party over? Drop in 12 M? He was such a great find.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, party’s over

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: swapped keuch for Lynn a few weeks back..wew just in time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice move

  231. Qbert says:
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    Yo grey. Got offered Kyle Seager for my Doug fister. I have arenado sitting on third. Worth it to pull the trigger or just hold arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And where would Arenado play? Bench? If so, hold

  232. goodfold2 says:
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    ok gotta hope wong stays relatively quiet till end of h2h week. meanwhile it’s surely looking like wily P should maybe go back to free agent land for any of
    1. 10 teamer with deep benches (10 SP at least)
    morton/odorizzi/locke/odrisamer/mchugh/volquez/miley/
    2. 12 teamer with QS and K/bb
    morton/locke/chavez/worley

    also i have keuchel in both these leagues. i’m guessing some more time (like say the few weeks off he’ll get after today) is appropriate still (i’ve benched him in like 4 spots till he’s either good again, found out to still be hurt, or gets dropped) if these are the other options? the other two i have him in are deep and there’s no way i’d drop.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also hector s. in both available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odorizzi, I’d look at matchups though 2. Chavez

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i have quite a few spots for streaming in that league, currently owning carmart (likely to lose job soon)/keuchel/walker (with NA slot of course)/wily p/

  233. Carter says:
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    What to do with Harper. He’s yuck-o.

    • Carter says:
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      @Carter: He’s a fake and a phony and I wish I never laid eyes on him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  234. herschel says:
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    @Grey: grabbed degrom for this week. worth hanging on to for now or lose for one of these guys: miley, dickey, gee, eovaldi, feliz, benoit, rubby or salazar.

    thanks.

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @herschel: look a few posts up..?..Gee is the guy to own

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: @jef with 1 f: very many people don’t do that. late night for Jef with one F.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him for his Sunday start

  235. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
    Worth picking up Wacha for Beckett, Hahn, or Gee? Or are you too worried about his shoulder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worried about his shoulder

  236. Mordacious Levator says:
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    petricka owners grab putnam (or maybe guerra) again.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: only good news (and it isn’t much, since he bit it) was that petricka was sent in against good part of order (and rest of BOS is horrible). get your fingers ready if guerra gets this clean.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: at least now nobody has to waste a pickup for guerra.

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Mordacious Levator: probably putnam’s turn again next.

  237. goodfold2 says:
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    here’s some good news, that absentee owner with hot bats tulo/teix/ has 2 injured guys he’ll be starting for ROW, in v-mart/phillips (just got hurt)

  238. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m up against Sale and Petricka in H2H and don’t own either anywhere else, so this is awesome.

    So little joy on my own team – at least I have the misfortune of others to make me happy.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i just hope it’s not guerra that stays in, but it will be. 3 guys flipping back and forth is worse than 2. twice as many ways to get scooped to the right guy.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: Haven’t gone near that bullpen so this is all just stress-free entertainment for me.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: i don’t either in anything but deep leagues, or ones i just took over that only have 1 closer. it’d be like smoking crack for the taste otherwise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  239. los locos says:
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    Grey keeper league question and playoffs this season

    I am obviously keeping kershaw and strausburg

    I have Verlander wheeler and Guasman I’m done with Verlander trying to trade him for bailey and arrietA with draft picks.

    Who gets keeper status next season
    Wheeler
    Guasman
    Cobb
    Arietta
    Bailey

    Only keep 3 pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  240. SteveNZ says:
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    And now the Springer sonavabench. Of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  241. costaricanchata says:
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    probably cobb ,
    but i’m liking gausman ,
    especially if i can’t get him back and have the option of keeping him for 2016 .

  242. Jay says:
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    Damn I got excited when I read Phillips got injured but it seems as though he’ll be back sooner rather than later.

    Better spec add Giles or Ziegler? It’s just a matter of time for both right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  243. costaricanchata says:
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    hey Grey ….
    nice cobb start .
    should have listened to you .
    (do you ever tire of hearing that ?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, not bad

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        certainly could have used him to off-set my stroman and yu starts .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  244. Tony says:
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    Please rank for ROS.. Calhoun, Span, Rajai

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, Rajai

  245. Jay says:
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    Who you like best as a long term add:
    Cmart deGrom Kennedy Chris young garza Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  246. Paz says:
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    drop Cron for Reimold short term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  247. frankgrimes says:
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    I’m so glad I held on to walker all this time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  248. SteveNZ says:
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    My opponent has 30 RBI. That’s all – just 30.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just today?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: No – for the week. But it’s only Wednesday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, whew though

  249. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Buy low on Darvish or are you concerned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Concerned

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        but , you’d be more concerned ,
        if it was YOU who took a line drive off of your head .
        (see , kids ? spelling IS important .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Haha

  250. Ryan says:
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    1 for 1

    Dozier OR Chris Archer

    Which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  251. Carter says:
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    Someone dropped Segura in my league. Do I drop Jed, Wong, Pearce, or Calhoun for him or hold?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Carter: Jed

      • Carter says:
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        @jef with 1 f: that’s what I was thinking but I like his 2b and ss eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jed

  252. goodfold2 says:
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    WONG! man i F’ed up. he’ll be gone by tomorrow for sure. 3 homers 1 double 4 games. had him for like 11 hours on monday.