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Adeiny Hechavarria had a heckavagamia against the Phillies on Sunday with a 3-run triple and a grand slam – both against Halladay.  These types of games will be few and far between with this guy’s bat – he’s a glove first SS (though that’s what they said about Brandon Crawford and he’s flashing early power) – but tell that to the old Jews in Miami that think of God when they hear his name.   I just wish Adeiny didn’t take off for the Sabbath as I had him Friday night in the DraftKings “Can you take down Rudy Gamble?” challenge.  I had my worst finish – 15th out of 23 – so I guess the answer to the challenge was “Yes.”  We are doing it every Friday so pay attention to  Twitter and the comment boards on Friday for the contest link.  Anyway, here are some other observations from this weekend’s games:

Yu Darvish – K’d 14 Red Sox over 7 IP and 127 pitches.  That’s his 2nd start this year of 14 Ks (first against Houston) and his 4th in 7 starts that he had 10+ (SEA and LAA the other two).  He now has 72 Ks in 45.2 IP and a WHIP of 0.92.  So glad I/we drafted guys like Greinke and Cliff Lee over him – it’s risky having so many K’s coming from one pitcher.

Nolan Arenado – Pretty good first week as he hit his 2nd and 3rd HRs over the weekend – the 2nd HR being a grand slam off David Price.   Thanks a lot Colorado for announcing his promotion at like 2 AM my time and allowing Grey to snap him up in the RCL Expert League while I was sleeping.  My one big scoop of the year was Mitchell Boggs….ugh.

Jose Fernandez – Got his first major league win with a masterpiece @PHI (7 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 9 Ks).  The Phillies video guy made the mistake of giving the Philadelphia hitters footage of the Marlin hitters instead of their pitchers.

Dee Gordon – Little Earl’s favorite shortstop got called up with Hanley to the DL and stole 3 bases in his first two games (Saturday/Sunday).  He’s a must own at MI just in case he makes good on his SAGNOF promise.  It’s a shame that Tom Gordon got the ‘Flash’ moniker because it really suits Dee Gordon better.  He should’ve been Stash Gordon.

Carlos Gomez – Count me among the shocked that the ‘other’ CarGo is actually improving on last year’s performance.  His HR on Saturday gives him 6 HRs, 7 SBs, and a crazy .373/.423/.647.  Of course his BABIP is high (.416) but he has made strides at cutting down the Ks.  If only he hit lefty (note:  the Brewers are almost exclusively righty – Aoki is the only lefty everyday hitter.  I was real close to sitting LHP Jaime Garcia against them today and was afraid to read the box score).

Jake Peavy - Didn’t pitch over the weekend as hoped due to back stiffness.  He might go to the DL if he has a setback, but if he has a set back, why go on the DL?  I don’t know about you but, of the two Jakes, I prefer the healthier one.

Allen Craig - Had a huge weekend in Milwaukee – hitting for the cycle across Saturday/Sunday with 3 runs and 5 RBIs.  Saturday’s HR was his first of the year so he finally added some separation from Mark Teixeira.  Not too worried about the HR-less April.  The HRs will come – for now, enjoy the RBIs (25) and solid AVG (.291).

Marco Estrada – 3.1 IP, 6 H, 5 BB, 5 K, and 8 ER.  Now at 6.05 ERA for the year.  More like Carne Estrada, estoy en lo correcto?  The out of character thing in this outing are the 5 BBs – he has averaged less than 2 BB/9 in his previous 170+ IP.  Listen to this Marmolesque summary of a 6-run 2nd IP (or watch it if you’re a bad listener):  K, BB, Single, K, HBP, Bases loaded BB, Bases loaded BB, Double, Single, Line Out.  Estrada’s K-rate is still at a K per inning but I’d bench him outside of easy matchups for now (and drop him in 10/12-team leagues if you have a small bench).

Andrew Bailey - Undergoing an MRI for his bicep which has kept him out since Tuesday.  I think Hanrahan should’ve studied anatomy a little more before using the Bailey voodoo doll that Pedro Ciriaco made him.

Starling Marte – 2 HRs and a SB on Saturday/Sunday.  Now at .321 with 5 HR/10 SB.  In RCL, I drafted Alexandro De Aza a few picks ahead of him in the 17th round.  I’d feel worse but Grey drafted Estrada in that round.

Glen Perkins – Got his first save in 10 days on Sunday making him 7-for-7 this year.  It hasn’t been easy as this is the 3rd straight outing where he gave up 2+ baserunners and the 2nd of three where he has been scored upon. While I am taking fliers on Jared Burton in a deeper league or two where we’re desperate for saves, I think Perkins will get a decent amount of rope given his strong recent track record, his strong K-rate (15 in 9 2/3 IP), and Perkins has a much better celebration after securing a win (hires a waitress out of the stands who then has sex with Tiger Woods vs. Jared Burton’s lame hand gesture across his eyes to simulate this).

Edinson Volquez - Won at Petco vs. ARI with a 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunner, 3 K start.  While the light bulb still hasn’t gone off in terms of limiting walks (16 BBs in 37.2 IP this year) and his K-rate has been subpar this year (only 21 Ks), I still start him in 15+ team leagues during weeks when he pitches at home (2.95 ERA last year at home, 2 QS now in 3 starts at home in 2013).

J.J. Hardy - Went 4-for-9 with 2 HRs on Saturday/Sunday as he eschewed the Oriole jersey for a busy, form-fitting t-shirt that turned on all the Orange County housewives at the Angel game.  His ratios still look awful (.210 AVG with a .244 OBP) and Machado’s ascension will keep Hardy out of the top of the lineup (and likely his SS job at some point in the future) but he’s still a solid power source at MI.

Zack Greinke – Word from the LA Times is that Greinke is 3 weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from his collarbone fracture and could be back by end of May.  It’s a Greinkevus clavicle!

Justin Verlander - Toyed with the Astros but spared them the ignominy of a no-hitter (7 IP, 2 H, 9 Ks).  Then again, the Astros gave Altuve the day off so they spared Verlander an extra 2 hits and some bites around his ankle.

Eduardo Nunez – Left Sunday’s game early with pain in his ribs.  The trainer reflexively diagnosed it as ‘fossilization’ until he realize it was one of the Yankee youngins.  He’s day-to-day.  I decided to make to-day-the-day to drop him in RCL – not convinced his SBs in 2011-2012 carry over now that he’s playing full-time.

Roy Halladay – Speaking of pitchers taking advantage of weak lineups, Halladay faced the MIAmi Marlins at home on Sunday and was dominating them with 4 Ks in 2.1 innings when Charlie Manuel took him out….wait, is that 9 ER?  He is now going on the DL (Disgraceful List?) with a sore shoulder.  The Phillies should have known better to start him when he told Juan Pierre before the first pitch “I’ll be your huckleberry.”

Ryan Zimmerman – Back off the DL and the Nats must’ve been happy to see him back and he scored 5 runs on 2 hits and 3 BBs.  He even stole a base.  Where was that last year when the Nats were desperate for a leadoff hitter?

Jon Niese – Saturday’s rainout only delayed the beatdown (4 IP, 7 ER, 13 baserunners) as @ATL feels like a brutal matchup these days for a LHP (Uptons, Gattis, Uggla, the lefty killing Johnson brothers – Reed & Chris).  And then the one lefty in the lineup – Freddie Freeman – goes 3-for-5 and a triple short of the cycle.  I think that – other than Harvey – the Met starters are similar to Padre starters.  Start them at home and be wary about road starts (FWIW, Niese pitched well outside of Metco last year).

R.A. Dickey – Earned his 5th loss of the year as his knuckler got sandwiched in a 3-tater, 7 ER performance in 6 IP against Seattle.  He could win 15 or lose 15 the rest of the year and I wouldn’t be surprised.

Brandon Morrow – At least one struggling ex-Mariner/current Blue Jay pitcher fared okay against his former team this weekend as Morrow went 8 IP, 8 baserunners (5 BB), 2 ER, and 8 Ks for his first win.  I agree with the Streamonator‘s lukewarm opinion of his next start ($1.6 for his 5/10 @BOS) but like him in general – especially when he’s flashing Ks.

Emilio Bonifacio - Stole his first 2 SBs of the year…Bonifaci!  Against Jesus Montero…oh.  He steals bases in bunches so maybe this is the start of something.

Matt Cain - The ‘buy low’ window on Cain may be closing after a 7.1 IP, 8 baserunner, 4 K, 1 ER win against the Artless Dodgers.  He’s been done in this year by HRs and poor pitching with men on base – neither of which had been issues in the past.  Then again, until Jered Weaver pitches again, I still think this may be the year that FIP seeks revenge on all the pitchers who keep outperforming it.

Melky Cabrera – Joined Allen Craig in the ’1st HR of the year’ club.  Going into the game, he had one double, 2 triples, and 0 HRs.  His ‘isolated power’ (SLG-AVG) was the 5th worst among those qualified for the batting title beating only Revere, Pierre, Polanco, and Blanco Polanco.  If only there was something you could take that would give you more power.

622 Responses

  1. Fister Furbush says:
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    I’m Starting Domonic Brown over Beltran (5 day week)

    Andrew Cashner is sitting on the wire available with two starts this week.

    I could use Cashner to start over Gallardo(@Cin) if I add him and drop Brown

    Is it worth it to drop Brown? Ole Charlie Manuel said he “could” hit forty…and I “could” tell my fbuddy about that girl from Mexico with herpes I met over spring break…

    Thanks Rudy

    FF

    • @Fister Furbush: Cashner has a great matchup home vs MIA today but don’t love @TB later in the week. I probably would take those 2 starts vs. Gallardo @CIN though. I’d drop Domonic Brown for him.

  2. Prezii says:
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    I got hechavarria’d… Nice to see you back from your swine flu, Roods!

  3. Reverse Cowgill says:
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    In a head to head 10 team espn keeper league where we could keep up to 5 players, which two players would you rather have to build around…
    1) Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt (who the Grey-test had ranked 17 in the preseason) or 2) Giancarlo and McCutchen. I know the Giancarlo side should probably take the cake but this is a keep forever league and Bryce Harper is undisputedly the best player of the 4, keeper wise and still only 20. Plus Giancarlo, marlins, injuries, only hits the balls over or tries to go through scoreboards, man crush, etc..I currently have Cutch and am using pieces like Ellsbury Rizzo and Castro along with Cutch to get Harper and Au Shizz, but I could probably give up my pieces and keep Cutch and just trade for Giancarlo. Harper is 20 still and you already know how good he is. So giving up Cutch for him seems necessary but I dont know if Ells Rizz and Star are enough to pry away Giancarlo anyway so theres my story…Rudy Gamble and Grey, I’d appreciate what the legends of the razzball podcast advised. This is a money keeper league too, $50 a head from the 10 teams so i’m looking to build around a guy like Harper. My other 3 keeps aside from the 2 I roll with are Lawrie, Machado, and Oscar Taveras (I can’t wait till he gets called up – I see another Bryce with him).

    • @Reverse Cowgill: Those two pairings are comparable as I think Bryce and Goldy are the best/worst of the four. I’d take Bryce/Goldy.

  4. Jack Full of Tears says:
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    No ozuna rundown?

    • Steve says:
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      @Jack Full of Tears: Don’t tell me you woke up specially to check?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Steve: It was Cinco de Mayo, I was still up

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: understandable,now I got a menage a marlins going through my mind

  5. Steve says:
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    Just Googled Glen Perkins. Someone needs to tell him that being so normal and apparently thoroughly decent falls a long way short of what’s expected of professional ballplayers.

    • @Steve: That’s what they do in Minnesota. I’m surprised he didn’t also offer to make him eggs.

  6. Nice writeup, Rudy. I have Gregorius– sell or hold?

    • @Sherm: Thx. While the power barrage is unlikely to continue, might as well wait a week or two to see if he’s done.

  7. Piranhaman says:
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    hi, Rudy. can i have your advice?

    here’s my 10 teamer roto roster.

    C – Gattis
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Zobrist
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Asdru Cab
    IF – Ortiz
    OF – Kemp, Ellsbury, Gordon, Lorenzo Cain
    Util – Kubel, Frazier

    BN – Ike, Middlebrooks, Rutledge, and MARCELL OZUNA (this is hot schmotato’s spot for me)

    DL – Stanton, Hill

    SP – Latos, Cain, Samardzija, Medlen, Minor
    RP – Wilhelmsen, Grilli, Janssen

    BN – Cobb, Hughes

    DL – Beachy

    1) it’s time to drop Middlebrooks? he’s swinging ridiculous balls like he never know what strike zone is. i’m tiring to see his ugly strikeouts. besides, he looks hard to trade away in our league.

    2) if you agree, i’ll drop him for waiver wire SP. now Jaime, Slowey, and Jose Fernandez are available. all of them is my targets. if you were me, who to grab? or holding Middlebrooks until his awakening?

    thanks. :)

    • @Piranhaman: Drop Middlebrooks for Garcia or J-Fer. I think Garcia will be steadier (and clearly more Wins) but I could see grabbing J-Fer for the greater excitement value.

  8. Steven says:
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    Someone just dropped Miguel Montero in a 12 team mixed redraft league because McCann is back. I currently own Salvador Perez. Montero or Perez ROS???

    Thanks

    • @Steven: I’d prefer Montero since he’s the better favorite for RBIs of the two.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: unless that idiot K.C. manager would just put perez in the 5 hole, right around cain.

  9. pubscout says:
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    Rudy-
    Cespedes v. Minor/Mujica. Which side do you like?

    Thx.

    • @pubscout: Cespedes unless you really had a surplus of OF and needed the Saves.

  10. stoopid says:
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    10 team 5×5 1500 IP limit. Which 4 do you like for ROS?

    Villanueva, Quintana, Slowey, & Hughes?

    First two are on my team but recent struggles have me questioning them over guys who are more proven in Slowey & Hughes. These are my 6th & 7th SP’s to go along with Kershaw, Hamels, Scherzer, Burnett, & Niese.

      • stoopid says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Forgot to mention, Maholm is on the waiver. I have a pretty low claim so I doubt I’d get him but where does he rank between Quintana & Hughes?? Thanks my man.

  11. Spyre says:
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    Drop Niese for Maholm?

    • @Spyre: I like Niese’s home park better but they are pretty comparable.

      • Spyre says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Maholm has run support. I agree they’re comparable though..

  12. Mike says:
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    What do you think about Ervin Santana this week with 2 starts (@ BAL vs Chen and home NYY vs Kiroda)? Should I start him or Gallardo (@ CIN vs Latos) this week?

    Also, start Josh Reddick or Domonic Brown as my final OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Start Ervin… Brown…

      • Mike says:
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        I was leaning that way in both cases. Thanks!

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Parker, Beckett or Cashner?

  14. Dani says:
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    16 team league. 25 move limit for the season, I am still at zero. I have been holding B Wallace as my only bench hitter, because I haven’t needed the moves. But with peavy going to DL want to drop wallace for a pitcher. Who should I add? It is a points league where you get big bonuses for QS.

    Tepesch
    W Peralta
    F Garcia
    Tillman
    Axelrod

    Thanks

    • @Dani: Even I will go out on the limb with this one … Tillman.

  15. sanfran1966 says:
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    The prodigal SON does not project well for Maholm @ the Cincy tonight. Thoughts?

  16. stynyr says:
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    How long a leash am I giving Icky Davis?
    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    Brandon Moss
    James Loney
    Yonder Alonso
    Daniel Murphy
    Lance Berkman
    Chris Carter

    All available. Would you drop him? For who?

    • stynyr says:
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      @stynyr: Keep 5 too, by the way.

  17. MrMojoRisin says:
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    Is Carlos Gomez too much to trade for Zobrist?
    Go-Go’s 2012 2nd half prorates out to .280/30HR/50SB.
    His first month prorated works out to 35HR/45SB and that includes a terrible first two weeks.
    Zobrist would replace Rutledge, who is barely worse than Zobrist so far. (points league)
    A combo of Alex Gordon, Brett Gardner, & Nellie Cruz would take Go-Go’s starting OF spot.
    I felt like the only believer in Gomez during the preseason, so it feels even more difficult to let him go!

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @MrMojoRisin: as a brewer fan I beleive Gomez is for real, perhaps a little lucky, he’s been building up to this for a long (agonizing) time. I don’t know if I’d sell zobrist for gogo. I would take zobrist for gogo though. Gomez is at his ceiling and WAY above his floor.

  18. Yeshcheese says:
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    Catcher maggedon today, I’ll save a 100 questions: ROS? McCann, Gattis, WTBuck, Lucroy, Madeleine Albright?

  19. Blue says:
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    D. Gordon or Pierre for SAGNOF?

  20. BoneFace&Harmony says:
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    Trade Marte/Estrada for Kimbrel/Perez? It’s yearly 12T H2H, 4OF and I would still have Heyward (eventually) Trumbo, De Aza, Cain, Saunders, and Nava.

  21. TheNewGuy says:
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    Worried about Stras? Odds on J-Zimm being better than him this year?

    The injury scare and his lack of fastball command at times worries me. Should I be looking to shop him for another ace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: 4 to 1… I’d be concerned too…

  22. Gavin says:
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    Was giving Kennedy one more chance, against San Diego. Fail. Would you hold/bench him for now in a 12 teamer, or lose him for someone like Phil Hughes?

  23. Charles says:
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    Take a flyer on Gordon or Gregorius?

  24. Charles says:
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    Would you rather have Reddick or Moss w/ Ks and OBP (no AVG)?

  25. Dkohn says:
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    Ruuuuu-dy, Ruuuuu-dy,

    Impossible to not say your name like that.

    Anywhoo! I got questions…

    1) What the shit do I do with Axford? He sucks but the Brewers are obsessed with him, would you still keep holding him?

    2) Thoughts on Marcel Ozuna? Would you drop Reddick, Axford, Hammel, or Villanueva for him?

    3) Could you rank: Tillman, Cashner, Villanueva, Hammel

    Thanks Rudy

    Ah I did it!

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Dkohn: are you desperate for saves? I’d drop axford. Turnbow/Gagne redux.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: 1) Not in all leagues 2) Lose Axford 3) Tillman, Hammel, Cash (at home)

  26. j-bird says:
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    Which SP do you prefer ROS? (12 team 5×5 roto)

    Lohse or Villanueva or Kennedy?

  27. Schizer says:
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    Great write up, Rudy!

    What do you think of this trade? i need pitching badly, 12 team weekly H2H.

    Give: Bautista, Hellickson, Villanueva
    Get: Cain, Dickey

    Thanks!

  28. gareth says:
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    In a shallow cbs 10 team weekly league someone just dropped alex rios. Its a roto league so his skillset plays pretty well. I have some underperforming outfielders in swisher and reddick that I would be dropping for rios. Who would you drop out of those 2?

    I have 4 closers and I could cut one of them for rios instead. Frieri, street, betancourt, holland.

    Finally, I had a rough week with my pitchers. I sat morrow, burnett and lynn and went with estrad a, cobb and yovani gallardo, who had 2 starts.

    Estrada. Please thank grey for recommending him. I picked him up over bucholz in week 2. Doh!

    He has been terrible so I decided whoever fared better between him and garcia In the brewers cardinals game I would own whoever fared better in that game, as garcia was available to be picked up.

    Um, yeah. I now own garcia. unfortunately My whip and era is now higher than rudy’s afro.

  29. neogonzo mourning says:
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    GREINKEVUS IS NOT OVER UNTIL YOU PIN ME, QUENTIN!

  30. Kyle says:
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    With vmart sitting out because of no dh should i pick up russell martin for a few days or just snag up arenado/gordon

  31. Vohnie says:
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    Great article! I’m in a 12 team league and thinking of dropping Estrada for either Michael Saunders or Kyle Kendrick. I have Stanton and Heyward on the DL and my rotation looks like this: Bumgarner, Gio, J-Zimm, Morrow, Bailey, Estrada, Cingrani. Who would you grab when I drop Estrada?

    Also, would you recommend dropping Erick Aybar for Dee Gordon? I have Jean Segura starting at SS, so this would be a backup/Utility spot. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vohnie: Kendrick… Hold Aybar

    • Targaryen says:
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      @Vohnie: I personally would keep Aybar, I just traded him(w Beckett) for Garza (also luck was on my side & I was able to scoop Morrow off the wire. …. I also have Tulo & EverCab, so I didn’t need him & I just dropped Estrada this morning but someone had given up Hanrahan so i took him because I have Bailey& it don’t look like he is going to be closing games in the near future. If your worried about saves Id look for a coat but Kendrick would be a decent option as well IMO

  32. gareth says:
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    By the way – its a 2 catcher, mi, ci, ut, 5 outfielder league. 9 pitching spots. 6 bench hitters/pitchers).

    My team:

    Santana
    Mauer
    Votto
    Utley
    Lawrie
    Castro
    Bautista
    Jones
    Choo
    Gardner
    Swisher
    Ut aramis ramirez
    Mi asdrubal cabrera
    Ci paul goldshmidt

    Bench

    Weeks
    Stanton
    Reddick

    Pitching

    Felix
    Gio gonzalez
    Yovani gallardo
    Brandon morrow

    Bench

    Lance lynn
    Jaime garcia
    Aj burnett

    Relievers

    Greg holland
    Betancourt
    Street
    Frieri

    There are also no dl ots in my league so I can’t dl stanton and put in an open claim.

  33. gareth says:
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    Also have alex cobb. So 8 starters, 4 relievers for 9 pitching spots total per week. Have to sit 3 of these guys every week.

  34. Barry Heanbag says:
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    Is it time to cut ties with Zack Cozart? My other SS options are currently Didi and Dee(dee).

  35. Gavin says:
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    Need SP. Would you trade Machado for one of Medlen, Minor, Cahill? If so, what order? Thanks

    • The Curse of the Goat says:
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      @Gavin: The order you have them in, but I would try and get more for Machado, especially if this is a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gavin: Not Cahill, in that order

  36. taped says:
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    Huston Street (MIA, @TB)
    Jarrod Parker (@CLE, @SEA)
    Jeremy Guthrie (@BAL)

    Pick one that I should start this week.

  37. L-Boogie says:
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    Anyone see a way I can get Arenado into my lineup this week? I need RBI oh so badly.

    C Avila, Alex
    C Ramos, Wilson
    1B Votto, Joey
    2B Betancourt, Yuniesky
    3B Longoria, Evan
    SS Peralta, Jhonny
    MI Raburn, Ryan
    CI Goldschmidt, Paul
    OF Choo, Shin-Soo
    OF Gardner, Brett
    OF Jackson, Austin
    OF Swisher, Nick
    OF Upton, Justin
    DH Machado, Manny

    • EricB says:
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      @L-Boogie:

      I don’t see anyone I’d sit for Arenado on your team. You do have a lot of guys hitting at the top of your lineup in your outfield, so you may consider making an OF for OF trade to acquire a big bat in the OF. I’d sit tight though. It’s a long season, and someone will likely get injured along the way. Also, Votto’s RBIs have been low. He’s due for a course correction. The Reds batting Cozart in front of Votto has been hurting him. They may move Cozart down in the lineup and help Votto.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @EricB: Appreciate the insightful reply. You know things are wonky when Brett Gardner has more RBI than Joey Votto.

  38. Matt says:
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    Ozuna or Mclouth ROS? What is your outlook for Justin Grimm from here out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: McLouth… I just went over Grimm

  39. Ron says:
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    I have plethora of OF (Hollday, Bautista, Cespedes, Bruce, Gordon, L. Cain)

    I was offered Dempster for Gordon. Take it or leave it?

  40. mcBlunty says:
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    Salvador Perez or Evan Gattis or Jesus Montero

  41. HamSteak says:
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    6 x 6 H2H Keeper league with a MI position. Which 3 do you want for the rest of the year out of Segura, Simmons, Gregorius, and Dee Gordon? Also was offered Victorino for Ethier, should I take it?

  42. Tommy says:
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    Rudy, need some help please. Chose one from each pairing ROS – Rios or Bruce. Melky or Aoki. I. Davis or Frazier. Gio or Price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tommy: Bruce, Aoki, Frazier, Gio

  43. Facials are Free says:
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    SON is Warm on Cahill vs LAD tonight. Grey you starting him?

  44. OaktownSteve says:
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    Rudy…here to give you your due on our Reyes gentleman’s wager. Kind of TKO or maybe a DQ, but you tagged him an injury risk and injured he is. Glad I didn’t end up drafting him anywhere.

    How’s your NFBC team? Mine’s come out of the gate smoking hot. 124.5 points as of this morning. 2.434 team ERA, 1.032 whip after cheating pitching big in the draft and 69 pitching points total. Regression is coming hurrah but it’s been a good ride with JZimm, A.J. Burnett, Iwakuma, Miller, Peavy, Fister, Homer Bailey, Quintana, McCallister. Pitching depth is critical in that format.

  45. Mike says:
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    Niese expandable in a 10 teamer?
    WTF is wrong with Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Niese could be depending on who’s on waivers… Price has been unlucky…

  46. Derrick says:
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    Andrus or D. Gordon ROS?

    Thanks.

  47. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Would you lose Prado for Betancourt or BJ Upton? OBP league

  48. Jones says:
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    Which do you prefer ROS Machado or Arendado? And do you like either better than Todd Frazier? Roster below. 10 team Head to Head Roto Categories. Standard 5×5 with K’s for hitters and QS for pitchers added. Thinking I need to add Arenado or Machado. Would you drop Dickey for the pickup?

    C-W. Rosario
    1b-Cuddeyer
    2b-Utley
    SS-Dee Gordon
    3B-Frazier
    OF-Kemp
    OF-Ellsbury
    OF-Gomez
    DH-Trumbo
    Bench-Upton
    Bench-Chris Davis
    P-Price
    P-Strasburg
    P-Harvey
    P-Sale
    P-Clay Bucholz
    RP-Mariano River
    RP-Sergio Romo
    B-Gallardo
    B-Dickey
    B-Kuroda
    B-Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jones: I wouldn’t drop Dickey

      • Jones says:
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        @Grey:
        Who Would you drop then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no one to drop

          • Jones says:
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            @Grey:

            Alas. Thanks. Cant find any trade partners matching up right now. And I think that Arenado and Machado might both end up better than Frazier…. So tough to see them on waivers, especially with Frazier being so cold lately.

            • jason batteiger says:
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              @Jones: isn’t it easier to see frazier on waivers BECAUSE he’s cold lately? This must be 10 team or less league though, especially if Machado’s out there. I’m about to start benching headley to get machado into lineup every day. 10 team league.

  49. Banders says:
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    I have good depth, but I am in a league where pitching is crucial. It’s a points league.

    I have been offered Pujols and Medlen for Hamels and Gio. Thoughts?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Banders: I wouldn’t do it.

  50. Joseph Doe says:
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    Need to drop a guy /roto5x5/non keeper/12team
    Joyce, Viciedo, BrAntley, Alonso, Ackley
    or rank ros, whatever is easiest.
    thank you Rudy.

  51. TJ says:
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    Drop Arencibia for McCann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: JP

  52. Rotten Bats says:
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    I am tied for first place. I keep getting trade offers for my Pitchers. Everyone wants Zimmerman. Would you trade Zimmerman for Votto? Or try and trade Buch or a package for Votto? If I trade for Votto, he would become my Util, I would drop Hosmer and Taveras,Myers,Marte, and Ichiro would have no where to play once Stanton comes back. Do you think I should just stay put?

    Here is my team 10 man league. NO MI, 3OF, 1 UTIL head-head 6×6

    1st) Butler
    2nd) Zobrist
    3rd) Machado
    SS) Segura, Rutledge
    OF) McCutchen, A. Gonzo, Stanton,
    Util) Marte, Ichiro, Hosmer.
    Minor: Taveras, Myers
    SP) Hamels, Buchholz, Moore, Zimmerman, Lynn, Ogando, Bailey, Morrow, Cingrani, Cashner, Lincecum, Villanueva
    RP) Rivera, Henderson
    DL) Beachy, Pineda

  53. Joe says:
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    Can I trade David Wright and Aaron Hill for Manny Machado and Austin Jackson in a dynasty league? My team is disgusting this year, but I don’t want to sacrifice winning this year. I think I can win this year AND improve my team for the future. Machado owner won’t take ANYTHING less.

    My roster:

    C – Mike Napoli
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Ian Kinsler
    SS – Ben Zobrist
    3B – David Wright
    SS/2B – Asdrubal Cabrera
    1B/3B – Chris Davis
    OF – BJ Upton
    OF – Justin Upton
    OF – Jay Bruce
    OF – Jason Heyward
    OF – Alex Rios
    Utility – Aaron Hill

    SP – Doug Fister
    SP – Madison Bumgarner
    SP – Mat Latos
    SP – Patrick Corbin
    SP – Jordan Zimmermann
    SP – Hiroki Kuroda
    RP – Kris Medlen
    RP – Hisashi Iwakuma
    RP – Alexi Ogando

    (Punting saves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I’d take Machado/Austin

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: Wow. Thanks!

  54. smegma says:
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    Which SP this week:

    Niese v. Pit (Streamonator has him pretty high, but he hasn’t looked good)
    Villanueva v. StL (tough opponent)
    Capuano v. Ari and v. MIA (2 home games including hapless MIA, he’s scheduled to come off DL today; on waivers so I’d have to drop Pettitte or Beckett – help me pick one to drop if this is your choice)

  55. Huge Caulk says:
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    Who wins this trade: H2H 12 teamer, HR RBI R AVG OBP STL ERA WHIP K K/9 QS SV

    Alcides Escobar. – Segura already owned
    Carlos Beltran. – OF include: Holliday, Aoki, Victorino, Joyce, Giancarlo on DL+ waiver wire has Ichiro, Reddick etc…
    For
    Matt Harvey. – next best pitcher is Fister/Cobb/ CJ Wilson

    • The Curse of the Goat says:
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      @Huge Caulk: Harvey, especially if in a keeper league.

  56. Nate says:
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    Would you drop McCarthy (he’s been terrible, but at least the Ks have been looking up) or Villanueva in a very deep league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: Villanueva

  57. FillyP says:
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    Should I drop Cozart for Hardy? Other options are K. Johnson, Raburn, Ackley, Dee Gordon.. wish KJ was playing everyday as he’s starting to heat up and I could use the SB boost.

    Also, do you like any of these pitchers over Hammel or Griffin? League counts QS and IP.

    Tillman
    Slowey
    Correia
    Westbrook
    Volquez
    Teheran
    Straily
    Nicasio
    Norris

    • Gavin says:
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      @FillyP: Def Hardy. Good for 20+ HR’s. Cozart’ doesn’t bring much to the table in my opinion.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Gavin:

        I agree with you, but Cozart isn’t terrible. In 100 less PA last year (than Hardy) he still had 15 jacks and only 2 less XBH, which my league counts. He also bats high in the order (2nd) which could be a run boost, if he could actually get on base.. unfortunately they’re both a huge drain on AVG/OBP.

        Hardy clears waivers tomorrow, so I’ve got the day to decide. Thanks for the input.

        • Gavin says:
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          @FillyP: I hear ya. Cozart’s 27 and I’m not impressed with a little power and little else. I’d just feel much more comfortable with Hardy knowing what I’m getting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Gordon… Tillman over Griffin

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Sweet Dee’s playing time concerned me.. and he literally just got picked up, 15 minutes ago. Fuck.

        Would you do Hardy over Cozart? Or any of the other schmohawks I listed?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Raburn

          • FillyP says:
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            @Grey:

            Grey – even though Bourn is coming back this weekend?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Raburn is a few day fill in, not a long term solution…

              • FillyP says:
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                @Grey:

                That’s what I thought. I was looking at KJ, but playing time is an issue too. I’d like to run him when he plays, but I need an everyday MI.

                Hardy’s the only option that gets regular playing time.. so I guess he’s a *slightly* better option than Cozart.

                What about targeting a MI with someone like Willingham? Any suggestions?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure, I just traded Lowrie for WIllingham… That’s about the level you’re gonna get…

  58. mrobs says:
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    Hey rudy!

    Who do you like…

    Grimm, Wood , or Hector Santiago (peavy to DL might open a long term spot)?

    Thanks!

      • mrobs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! thats where i was leaning

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @mrobs: peavy’s starting wed, doctors just cleared him like 5 hours ago.

  59. bro says:
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    Would you start Frazier or Arenado this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bro: Arenado

  60. Shake N Bacon says:
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    SON called that nice comeback game for Matt Cain last night. I thought Ryu would be the better pitcher but SON said otherwise and was right. Do you think SON will ever give up its love affair with Joe Blanton?

    So in keeper league, who wins this trade: Longo for Machado and Buster-nut Posey?

    Do you really think Machado will move back to SS in his career? If so, does he stay there? I was watching him this weekend and his build reminds me of a young A-Rod. He’s got some major skills with the glove. Just didn’t know if he would fill out too much and get moved back to 3B.

    In the same keeper league, who wins between Kinsler for Machado straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Posey side… Machado will play 3rd…. Kinsler

  61. The Curse of the Goat says:
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    Hey Rudy,

    Great fantasy-relevant information as always. And of course, it’s hilarious! That’s why we come here, duh.

    I’m probably looking at rebuilding my keeper league team in a 13-team OBP league. Team is below. Lots of slumping hitters on the roster:

    C: McCann, Gatis, J. Montero
    1B: P. Fielder, K. Morales
    2B: D. Uggla
    3B: M. Moustakas, A. Rendon
    SS: D. Gordon, X. Bogaerts
    OF: J. Bruce, J. Ellsbury, C. Granderson, B. Gardner, A. Ethier
    SP: Verlander, Hamels, Sabathia, J. ZImmermann, Cingrani, B. Anderson, T. Hanson, T. Walker, N. Feliz
    RP: H. Street, R. Betancourt, E. Frieri, J. Henderson

    I’m obviously in need of a SS and potentially a 2B and 3B. Do you like N. Franklin (AAA) over any of those guys? He has 2b/ss eligibility in Yahoo!

    Also, do you like any of the following SP better than any of my current SP? Phil Hughes, Corey Luebke, Daniel Hudson, or Kevin Gausman.

    Thanks, Rudy!

      • The Curse of the Goat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! You don’t think Brett Anderson rebounds and has a better season than Mmmbop Hanson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson has had one healthy in the last two years…

  62. Anthony says:
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    @Rudy Gamble: What do you think about Ozuna ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony: He’s a hot schmotato for now, he’s gonna lose his job and hit .230 at some point

  63. Fish says:
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    Pick two for ROS in a Yahoo 12-team H2H:

    Eric Hosmer, Ike Davis, Matt Carpenter (has a butt-load of pos. eligibility)

    • The Curse of the Goat says:
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      @Fish: Carpenter and Hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Ike and Carp

  64. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Great write up today!

    A) I have McCann coming off the DL today, who do you drop to make room: Middlebrooks, Hosmer, K Herrera (holds league) or Tillman.

    B) Also, are any of these DL players worth stashing: B Anderson, Harrison, Krispie, Jeter or Viciedo?

    Thanks!

  65. Jackie says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on Big Donkey? Not sure I can put up with a .143 average even if he has hit 6 homers. Even Lyle Overbay has 5 homers.

    Who would you rather have from here on out: Daniel Murphy or Neil Wilson for 2B/SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jackie: Lose Dunn… Neil Wilson doesn’t exist…

      • Jackie says:
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        @Grey:

        Neil Walker. Rest of the year: Walker or Murphy at 2B? I am thinking Walker.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker

  66. Jon says:
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    Hey Rudy, how would you rank these OF as keepers? Stanton, Reddick, BJ, Jennings, Marte, Gardner, Victorino

    • Jon says:
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      Top 4 or 5 would be great

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Stanton, Jennings, BJ, Marte,

  67. Jon says:
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    How would you rank these SP as keepers? Quintana, Doubront, Tillman, Cashner, Milone, Cobb, Hammel

    Mind to choose the top 5?

    • Jon says:
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      Add Luebke in there, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Tillman, Cobb, Milone

  68. Matt B says:
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    5×5 (obp instead of avg) 12 team weekly h2h 1win Keep 7 penalty free
    start 9 Bats/4 SP + 2 RP

    Would you trade Kershaw for G. Stanton?

    *I like the idea of getting a young bat keeper
    *I have Kershaw, Felix, Latos, Fister, Homer Bailey, Milone, AJ Griffin for the 4 starter slots
    *OF is Austin Jackson, Desmond Jennings, S Marte; also B Gardner, J Reddick
    *other keeper bats are Carlos Santana, 2B Zobrist, 3B/SS Hanley, 3B R Zimmerman

    Trade away Kershaw? Thanks

  69. Clint says:
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    Since Carlos Quentin’s knee appears to be acting up again, would you hang tight with him or drop him for one of the following:

    Ruggiano, Dom Brown, Moreland, or Saunders?

  70. Warren says:
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    Start for the week at 3B in 5×5 H2H:

    R Zimm (5 games) or Arenado (6 games, 3 in Coors)

  71. MikeZ says:
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    Rudy: Kelly Johnson or Gyorko for my MI spot in 12 team 5×5?

  72. Jon says:
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    Start 2 (H2H 5×5): BJ Upton, Reddick, Victorino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Not Reddick

  73. ChrisH says:
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    Trying to decide what to do with Bicep Bailey. 10 team league. Hold him and hope he regains his closer role? Replace him with Parnell? Trade saves for wins and hit the Stream-o-Nator?

  74. TheNewGuy says:
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    Shop Stras for another ace? What tier would you go down to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I wouldn’t shop a pitcher for a pitcher

  75. JoeG says:
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    need a OF for just today before 2pm: A.Torres,L.Martin,Carp,Schafer,D.Wise,K.Blanks,Francoeur-the only one I know for sure is starting, ?

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        What are the chances that Carp starts tonight? Home vs Worley-R

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Likely

  76. sanfran1966 says:
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    Rudy mentioned Jared Burton above. Can you rank the speculative order, for closer/ saves potential? Stuck @ 10/12 with Street & Cishek…

    Burton, Carlos Martinez, Ryan Cool, K-Rod, Greggerson, Capps, H Bell, Robertson ???

  77. Homer at the Bat says:
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    I probably gotta grab one hitter for a one-week rental to sub in at Util b/c Berkman and V-Mart are gonna sit most of the week due to interleague games.

    Best available bats seem to be Raburn, Joyce, Saunders, Lisper’s Nightmare, Denorfia, Infante. I’d be dropping Wily Peralta to make the room.

    Grab one of the above, or hold Peralta and take a short week (3 games + 1-3 PH at bats) from Berkman?

      • Homer at the Bat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Made the grab. Looks like the Rays get 4 lefties this week, 3 righties. Stick with Joyce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Saunders

  78. Man in need of help! says:
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    im in desperate need of a pitcher!

    Who should i drop for one: nick swisher, hosmer, salvador perez

    (goldschmit is my starting 1b)

    do you think liriano or beachy are worth grabbing now and stashing?

    • Man in need of help! says:
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      @Man in need of help!: Victor Martinez is my starting catcher.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: beachy’s still a good DL stash though, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  79. mzyptlk says:
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    My weekend trade: Medlen/Ryan Howard for Darvish. Good?

  80. JB says:
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    Aoki, Suzuki, Swisher, Kubel and Cain. Do I have these OFs ranked correctly for the rest of the year? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Aoki, Cain, Kubel

  81. smegma says:
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    points league ROS: Lowrie or Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  82. Man in need of help! says:
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    hughes or tilman? this week and future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  83. The Dude says:
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    My offense is too good. I know, it’s a problem everyone wishes they had, but I feel like I need to do something about it because my pitching is not good and I’m not winning despite my offensive domination. I’m running away with all offensive categories in my 12 team roto keeper (8 infinite keepers without inflation). For the record the league uses TB instead of HR and OBP instead of AVG, but I suspect that wouldn’t matter with the names I have. Here’s my offense:

    C – Willin Rosario
    1B – Prince Fielder (K)
    2B – Robinson Cano (K)
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Troy Tulowitzki (K)
    OF – Shin-Soo Choo (K)
    OF – Josh Hamilton (K)
    OF – Starling Marte
    Util – Paul Goldschmidt (K)
    BN – Shane Victorino
    BN – David Freese

    As you can see these guys have not disappointed in 2013 (except for Hamilton) and I’m thinking of offering either Goldschmidt or Fielder to gain an elite SP. I’m thinking one of the big 3: Strausburg, Kershaw or Verlander (Maybe Darvish makes this the big 4 now). There’s a good chance that Goldschmidt alone might not reel in any of the three, so I may need to offer Fielder. I’m OK with this because Fielder is 5 inches shorter, 40 lbs heavier and 3 years older than AuShizz. However, Prince is now the little disputed best 1B in baseball, which, like Fielder, is no small thing.

    Would I be giving up too much for one of the big 3?
    What order should I be targeting them?
    My current thought is Kershaw, Strausburg, Verlander because of age and season-thus-far performance. But, should I be swapping Strausburg/Kershaw because I’ll potentially keep him for the next decade?
    What about Darvish? He’s good but Arlington still scares the dickens out of me…

    All comments welcome – and thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw for Fielder works…

  84. The Curse of the Goat says:
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    Who is the most fantasy relevant prospect for this year in a 6×6 OBP roto keeper league?

    Carlos Martinez
    Anthony Rendon
    Kevin Gausman
    Taijuan Walker
    Nick Franklin
    Nick Castellanos
    Miguel Sano
    Xander Bogaerts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Gausman…

  85. mzyptlk says:
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    Aybar for Valverde? I have Lowrie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  86. Jacks says:
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    4X4 no runs, how would you rank for this week? I can play 2

    Revere (7 game slate, doesn’t he have to start stealing soon, or will he ride the pine and the 8th hole to irrelevance?)

    Hicks (7 games, gamble on a rookie who just hit his first HR?)

    Konerko (6 games, so blah lately but could go off?)

    Saunders (5 games, but hot at the plate)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Konerko, Saunders

  87. Carlos Martinez – keeper league – do you think he will make the club next year coming out of spring and if so will they use him as a starter or in relief

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As a reliever…

  88. tomscuba says:
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    Howdy bud. It just hit 60 degrees here in Stockholm and the locals are losing their minds.

    In a weekly setting pick 4 of these guys to start: Nava, Joyce, Brown, Alonzo, Beltran, Aoki.

    Actually thinkin of sitting Beltran. Nuts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Sounds like they have Stockholm syndrome… Not Alonzo or Beltran…

      • tomscuba says:
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        Much ablidged sir.

  89. Mike says:
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    Hi,

    Would you drop Jonathon Niese for Matt Garza or Colby Lewis to avoid the temptation of starting him again? Either, neither?

    I liked Colby Lewis last year while he was healthy.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  90. Jay says:
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    So Grey is all up on Kendrick for this week but SON dosn’t seem to agree…what say the great rudy gamble?

    I picked up kendrick on Grey’s advice, so I’m hoping that maybe just maybe SON got this one wrong. SON helped me with Blanton but got me with J Williams. a little bitter about that!!! but for the season SON has been more right than wrong for me.

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: Grey – do you still endorse Kendrick this week?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Why wouldn’t I?

        • Jay says:
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          @Grey: was just confirming. SON seems to disagree with you.

          “…F-U SONbu, if o no help me, I do it myself”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m starting Kendrick…

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: kendrick’s either been better than he should be or SON is just low on him in general for at least his last 4 starts.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: a different way to say that is i’m starting him (and have been) in most situations until given a reason not to.

  91. Mike says:
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    Morrow is on the wire …

    Who do I drop from the following list of pitchers?

    Brandon League
    Glen Perkins
    Jose Valverde
    Tom Wilhelmsen
    A.J. Burnett
    C.J. Wilson
    Jeff Samardzija
    Jeremy Guthrie
    Mike Minor

    I am leaning toward dropping Jose Valverde or Brandon League, to keep three closers.

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  92. ManuteBologna says:
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    Grab DiDi Gregorius or Dee? Currently have Rutledge at my MI spot and would have to drop him or Niese for one of the DD or D

    Aoki, Sparkakis, Cingrani are my next weakest players

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound like you need one

  93. Mariner Mike says:
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    need second base help do you like raborn or gyroko have rutledge been somewhat dissapointing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge is on pace for a 20/20 season…

  94. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Aim for Zobrist or Choo if I offer MMoore? Currently have Utley/Rutledge/Gregorius at MI and Bats/Harper/AJackson/Wilingham in OF. 12-team 6×6 (OBP), H2H shallow league. Staff is stacked especially when Grienke returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  95. Mariner Mike says:
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    need second base help do you like raborn or gyroko have rutledge been somewhat dissapointing also do you like Grimm or Slowey in rotation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimm

  96. doghat666 says:
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    12 team, Daily, roto, keeper, start 23, 6 bench, 6 dl 10×10 (BAA, Holds, K/9, Inn, W-L)
    My staff:
    Zimmermann
    Gallardo
    Peavy
    Samardzija
    Cingrani
    Cobb
    Estrada
    Hammel

    Available FA:
    AJ Griffin, J Fernandez, R Hernandez, Beckett, Detweiler

    Drop Estrada and/or Hammel for any of them? Primary focus is ROS.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada for Beckett at home… These are matchup guys at this point… They’re not ROS options…

  97. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I was offered Holliday for S. Marte (I think he’s looking for a SB upgrade). Holliday has the better track record, but Marte has been unbelievable this year. Take the deal?

    Thanks as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Holliday

  98. Accidently drafting Yu was one of the best moves I made this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  99. taped says:
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    Street (MIA, @TB)

    or

    Peavy (@NYM)

    need to start one this week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  100. South Philly Shark says:
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    would you start chooch or miguel montero this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chooch

  101. EK says:
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    Pls rank these starts for H2H pts:

    Vargas @ HOU
    Masterson vs OAK
    Milone @ SEA
    Tillman vs KC
    Hammel @ MIN
    Cashner @ TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas, Hammel, Masterson…

  102. Poo Holes says:
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    Similar question to the V-Mart one above, should I drop one of Milone or Hellickson for a fill in catcher for a h2h league? Arencibia, Salvy Perez, McCann, Miggy Montero, and Salty are all available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey: And which catcher should I pick up, good sir? I’d lean towards McCann but I’m curious as to what you think.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez

  103. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. ruiz, avila, jp, aj or russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  104. Fish says:
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    Kipnis or Ian Desmond at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  105. Jurickselton Primmons says:
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    Should I drop Niese for any of the following?
    Slowey
    Guthrie
    Colon
    Chuck Newtown
    Jose Fernandez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  106. Warren says:
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    Was able to buy low on Price yesterday–Got him for Konerko and Gallardo! Hopefully he turns it around.

    I did something sorta weird but our league has some strong RP eligible guys that I ended up with so I shipped off my closers in these recent trades. Start 5 SPs and 2 RPs. Struggling a bit on offense but I think my lineup looks solid (shallow 5×5 h2h 10 teamer ) Where should I look to upgrade?

    C: Perez
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Kipnis
    3B: R Zimmerman
    SS: A Cabrera (Reyes on DL)
    OF: Harper
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Choo (Stanton on DL)
    DH: Beltre

    Pitchers:

    Cain
    Lee
    Price
    Dickey
    J Zimm
    Latos
    Shark
    Medlen (RP)
    Iwakuma (RP)
    Miller (RP)
    Ogando (RP)
    Cingrani (RP)

    I’m thinking I should try to put a package together for Cano. Kipnis, Choo and one of the pitchers enough? I can fill in that OF hole with waivers until Giancarlo is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Beltre or Zimmerman and a lower level SP for Cano…

  107. BKK says:
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    Is Halladay droppable in 12 team mixed…or do we wait a week until he is DL’d to decide?

    Would you rather have Beach or Halladay in your DL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Droppable… Beachy

      • BKK says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, sometimes the obvious is the hardest to come to grips with…

  108. Scooterboy says:
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    Was offered
    Aybar/Markakis for Stanton

    I have SS Andrus
    MI Everth Cabrera
    OF Choo
    OF Gordon
    OF Pence
    OF Pagan
    OF Marte
    DL Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton

  109. Dave the Barber says:
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    I’ve been trying to sell Matt Harvey since Friday, Best offer I got was for Nelson Cruz … Should I do it?

  110. TheNewGuy says:
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    What do you think of Hosmer ROS?

    Kinda smug that I went against the ‘perts (not just yours) advice in the offseason and only offered him a 1 year deal ($9) rather than 2 ($12). Wasn’t sold that he’d beat the shift and was over last years struggles, moreso the lack of power returning which has been completely invisible now.

    Would you be against cutting him in a keeper? Only a 1 year deal so wouldnt face a penalty for cutting him, he’s been riding my bench for a week now. Currently rolling Edwin, Freese and Morales at 1B,CI,Util, and have Tex to come back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t cut him yet…

  111. Ron says:
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    Yea or Nay?

    1) Gordon for Peavy
    2) Gordon for Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2

  112. cheerio says:
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    Price and Stanton

    Or

    Longoria and Nelson Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  113. g-stav says:
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    Please rate from best to worst: De aza, Micheal saunders, Aoki, Lorenzo cain,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, De Aza…

      • g-stav says:
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        @Grey: what if we add Pagan into the mix?

  114. Frank Grimes says:
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    Gattis is a drop now or wait n see? Not much available: Avila, Doumit, Jesus M, Martin or stash Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Jesus…

  115. ozzzie19 says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto rank ‘em:

    Hellickson
    Estrada
    Jose Fernandez
    Hammel
    Tillman
    Teheran
    Grimm
    Slowey
    Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman, Hammel

  116. JoeG says:
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    First inning blues for Sale again today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • mhfella says:
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      @JoeG: only 36 pitches.

  117. cheerio says:
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    Rutledge

    Or

    Dickey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  118. John says:
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    Rudy/Grey – 10 team H2H 5×5 each category league. It seems like I’ve been winning or losing AVG by .001 every week while I consistently lose HR and RBI. I am thinking about punting average. Guys like Alvarez, LaRoche, Carter and Soriano are on the WW for HR’s and RBI’s. I will get decent R and SB production from guys on my team- Ellsbury, Aoki, Prado, Ecab plus Span and Pierre are on the WW. My pitching is very strong. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a plan…

  119. JP says:
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    do i trade Niese for McCann? Perez has been so bleh this season. 10 team H2H Mixed League 5×5 Categories. thx!

    C – S Perez
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Kendrick
    SS – Rutledge
    3B – Longoria
    OF – A Jones
    OF – D Jennings
    OF – Pence
    Util – Pujols
    Bn – C Davis

    P – C Lee
    P – Ryu
    P – Scherzer
    P – Estrada
    P – Niese
    P – Cingrani
    P – Milone
    RP – Papelbon
    RP – Wilhelmsen
    RP – Bailey
    RP – Perkins
    DL – Grienke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann hasn’t done anything in years… You can try if you like… It’s neither here nor there…

  120. NatNut says:
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    2 tough lineup decisions for this week: have to bench one of Arenado, Reynolds, Fielder, or Beltre, all currently on fire, not literally. Leaning toward Reynolds as odd man out – WDYT?

    Also, for catcher this week, Gattis or Wieters? The former is a gamble given McCann’s return, but I’m thinking about taking it given how blah Wiety has been.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds… Wieters

  121. Ron says:
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    Moore for Stanton and Guthrie? Which side you taking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, it’s fair, depends on needs…

  122. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Would you take Shelby Miller for Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  123. quimmy says:
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    OBP league.

    Zobrist and Dee Gordon for Pedroia?
    Utley and Dee Gordon for Pedroia?
    or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia side on both…

      • quimmy says:
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        @Grey: thx. utley or zobrist rest of year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zobrist

  124. EK says:
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    Drop A. Bailey for Hanrahan or Putz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Putz

  125. Goose says:
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    Hey Rudy -

    I’m the lucky so-and-so who won the DraftKings contest on Friday = yay! Big days from Vargas, Drew Stubbs, Ryan Howard, and Ruben Tejada – and solid points from Beltran, Kershaw, and Arenado too.

    I’m looking forward to the Spring Fling challenge – looks like it’s on 5/17? Are you a part of that, as well? If not, please feel free to share your thoughts on your picks as that date approaches. Or, if you are part of it, you’re going down! (…again!)

  126. Sam says:
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    Espinosa or Rollins ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  127. hankg says:
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    Trade Chris Davis and either Ryu or Cingrani for Pujols? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu for Pujols…

  128. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    I have 3 3B…Zimm, machado and Frazier

    would you deal my Zimm and Bucholtz for Strasburg and Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  129. J-Lef says:
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    Bruce just dropped in my league.

  130. Fungus says:
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    Got Frazier and Headley. Drop 1 for Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  131. Fungus says:
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    Drop Bailey for Cashner’s start tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • fungus says:
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        @Grey: ok, here goes nothing. 0-3 on streamers so far.

  132. The Doc's subs says:
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    I’m looking for someone to undo the damge the Doc did. 5×5 weekly with no bench. Please rank:
    Cahill, Cingrani, J. Garcia, Tillman.

    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  133. Duff says:
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    Drop Kennedy or Niese for Garza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  134. El Guapo says:
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    Rudy, Votto or Harper? I was offered Votto or Harper for Adam Jones And Cain. Note: my League is a OBP (6×6) would you make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  135. Dani says:
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    Should I drop J Montero for Gattis, Hundley, Ianneta, Avila?

    12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  136. Joseph Doe says:
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    uehara or taz next in line?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uehara

  137. Josh Freeman says:
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    I’ve been offered Bruce for Choo. Thoughts?

    • Josh Freeman says:
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      @Josh Freeman: Head to Head points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce if you need power

  138. kalone says:
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    Drop Alfonso Soriano for Juan Pierre? I’m actually good on steals and so-so on power, but Soria-no-hitting-for-power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold if you don’t need steals

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @kalone: except for sat’s 2 homers off cingrani.

      • kalone says:
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        @goodfold2: Basically doubled his season RBI total in those two at-bats.

  139. L-Boogie says:
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    I’m in second place in my 5×5, 12 team league. And as I have mentioned many times, I am in dire need of RBI (1st in runs, 4th in HR, 11th in RBI?!?!).

    C Avila, Alex
    C Ramos, Wilson
    1B Votto, Joey
    2B Betancourt, Yuniesky
    3B Longoria, Evan
    SS Peralta, Jhonny
    MI Raburn, Ryan
    CI Goldschmidt, Paul
    OF Choo, Shin-Soo
    OF Gardner, Brett
    OF Jackson, Austin
    OF Swisher, Nick
    OF Upton, Justin
    DH Machado, Manny
    Bench Arenado, Nolan
    Bench Cabrera, Everth
    Bench Weeks, Rickie

    P Bumgarner, Madison
    P Burnett, A.J.
    P Cashner, Andrew
    P Holland, Greg
    P Moore, Matt
    P Romo, Sergio
    P Scherzer, Max
    Bench Fernandez, Jose
    Bench Niese, Jonathon
    Injured Garza, Matt

    Guy in first place just made this offer:

    My Wilson Ramos, Max Scherzer and Shin-Soo Choo for his Michael Cuddyer, Adam Wainwright and Jason Castro

    Despite my desperation I don’t think this is the right trade for me. I can wait for someone’s 3B to go down and trade for RBI in OF. Or wait for Garza and trade SP for RBI. Or just trade Choo for better RBI than Cuddy. I guess it depends on Scherzer vs Waiwright ROS. Thoughts? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s not good… Wait for Garza or work on a different trade…

  140. Huge Caulk says:
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    Obtained Matt Harvey via trade…now others want Harvey, may try to sell high 6×6 12 team keeper…
    Harvey/Konerko for Stras?
    Harvey/Konerko for Hamels?
    Harvey/ Holliday for McCutcheon?

    You worried about Strasburgs health?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg trade is solid if he’s healthy but that’s not clear right now…

  141. J-Lef says:
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    Prado has 2B eligibility in EPSN leagues now. Can you rank him, Zobrist and Rutledge for 2B?

    DANKE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist, Rutledge

  142. cheerio says:
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    Machado

    Or

    Dickey

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado, it’s fair…

  143. John says:
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    Thanks for earlier reply. In my plan to punt average in my H2H league is my trade of my Mauer, Lee, Melky, Rios for his Napoli, Scherzer, Stanton, Bruce fair or insulting? I could substitute Kershaw for Lee. Would that then be an over pay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  144. My 'ead says:
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    Give Lorenzo Cain for ike? H2h pts league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d hold…

  145. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is Ozuna sticking around? If so, Ozuna or Moustakas ROS for UTIL?
    Watching Moos swing that bat is a pain…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely… Moose

  146. abe says:
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    would you deal jzim + cingrani for david price? it’s an auction keeper league (cingrani being the only possible keeper) with k/bb. also, do you believe in cingrani? seems like he will struggle if he keeps using his fastball so much.
    my staff looks like this
    scherzer
    jzim
    matt moore
    mike minor
    fister
    estrada
    kenley jansen
    joe nathan
    jim henderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  147. Steady says:
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    would you deal cain and ryu for latos? and then i would pick up maholm? 8 team h2h keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, for Latos…

  148. OaktownSteve says:
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    Greg Holland with a crazy inning and a blown save. Vulture win op. Did you know…Luke Hochevar has a .84 ERA and a .84 WHIP, plus a 10.1 K/9 rate as a reliever. I think he might be ownable in the RCL for streamers looking for wins and Ks out of long relievers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not happy to hear that about Holland…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He loaded them up, then he got Paulie on a 1-2-3 double play. Then I guess there was a cheap infield hit with 2 outs. Not sure how solid the contact was to get them loaded in the first place but there were three straight hits and nobody scored so it doesn’t sound like an old fashioned tattooin’. Coulda just been bad luck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could’ve been three dinkers on infield…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Do you ever stop and contemplate how unbelievable major league hitters are? This guy Herrara has ungodly stuff. Pant-peeing stuff. And guys just stand up there and turn it around.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, sometimes I throw fastballs at Cougar then drop a curve just so she appreciates it too…

  149. Long Bawls says:
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    Come on, Holland! What is this, WWII reenactment day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  150. B.o.B says:
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    You like Santiago over Hammel, Quintana, or Griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Quintana or Griffin depending on matchups…

  151. rye or the kaiser soze says:
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    Marte and Cingrani
    or
    Ryan Zimmerman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman side

  152. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5. Need RBI. Choo for A-Gon? Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, depends on needs…

  153. Joe says:
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    Youre the man Grey..
    Need MI help in a roto league..
    Would you trade Samardzija for Segura or Alcides Escobar?
    Or just stick with Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stick with Gyorko…

  154. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Which side would you want in a 12 team mixed H2H league with OBP instead of BA and QS instead of Wins:

    Choo/Price or Utley/Hamilton/Ryu?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  155. sange da man says:
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    Need help at 1B….shallow on the wire in my league 12 team espn points h2h

    My OF is legit and we only play 3….Joey bats, Rios, Marte, A Jackson, C Gomez. All I have is Billy Butler to play at 1B…..is it crazy to consider an offer for my AJax for Yonder Alonzo. I have similar skill OF and better keeeprs by rounds in Rios and especially Marte. AJax gets runs but Ks tons. An OF is always on my bench and Yonder would get some burn at 1B if I DH Butler….He’improved this year powerwise and is more disciplined for pts leagues with low Ks and decent walks……no way or underrated move to shore up a weakness?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s crazy… You can do a lot better…

      • sange da man says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks,,,,, I have an offer out for Jackson for Craig but im not sure that owner will bite on it….1B are high commodities in my league since it seems theres always a hot OF out there pick up. Yonder is obviously plan B…..I may take a chance on a doubles and RBI guy over my 3rd lead off type OF……depends on how stingy trades are in leagues and the way the rosters shake out…..

  156. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    out of vogelsong/beckett/milone who’s worst ROS? Have milone, other 2 in free agent depo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogelsong

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: but do drop milone for beckett, or just attempt to stream both in good matchups. I think Beckett’s upcoming games are bad matchups, while Milones aren’t that bad.

  157. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Grey/Rudy/Peanut Gallery,

    Twelve team 6×6 roto w/OPS & Holds. No CI to fill in this league.

    C – Santana
    1B – Votto
    2B – Prado
    3B – Michael Young
    SS – Rutledge
    LF – Gardner
    CF – A. Jones
    RF – Aoki
    U – Goldy
    Bench L.Cain
    Bench Asdrubal Cabrera
    Bench Joyce
    DL – Stanton

    1) Drop someone (Joyce?) for Moustakas, or roll with one or a combo of M.Young & Prado at 3B?
    2) On the trade front, would offering Lester for Machado be fair? Offer Anibal instead?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1)I’d lose Joyce for Moose 2) Off Anibal

  158. Schizer says:
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    My Bautista & Villanueva for his Price & Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  159. SteveNZ says:
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    A new and disturbing mutation of Stevabermetrics. My H2H opponent has no closers, thus getting a Save early in the week would be great for me, so I can then roster all my Holds guys to tray and beat him there.

    I have Holland…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a separate branch of Stevabermetrics, LeaveSteveToHisOwnDevicesmetrics…

  160. Deck says:
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    Is it at all possible Reynolds can be a net positive starting firstbasemen this year in a 12 team OBP, TB, home runs, runs, RBI and steals as categories? Waited on 1b this year and ended up with Konerko and Berkman and luckily picked up Reynolds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely, but could happen, ride the wave…

  161. tha_snazzle says:
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    Should I drop Andrew Bailey, or hold and hope he’s back in a week as the closer? I could pick up Fujikawa or a SP, maybe Tillman or Milone or Jo-Fer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him for Tillman or Fujikawa depending on need…

  162. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    Cishek to replace A. Bailey? Or is he too terrible to pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Cishek

  163. Oppo Taco says:
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    have both shields and holland on my roster, 8 innings of dominance followed by a meltdown and several tequila shots….ARGH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still not a bad line….

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      panic level on holland? he was awful today, handcuff necessary? I dont have any reasonable drop options

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        1 earned run isn’t awful…

  164. RedRox says:
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    I’ve got Hosmer, Moustakas, and Hamilton… and two bench slots. Which two get benched?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose, Hosmer

  165. OaktownSteve says:
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    Are you, Grey Albright, rethinking the quick hook on J. Fernandez? The K rate is appealing. The stuff is there. Might he lock it in? Working against him are lousy team, inefficient pitch counts and probably inning/count restrictions. Working for him is nasty stuff. I’m kind of buying in to mixed league utility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree… For certain matchups, he might get 6 wins all year and not go more than 6 innings in most start…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Looks like the WHIP and ERA will be solid. 150 Ks in 150 innings? Be good in an innings cap league in particular.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not bad in the right matchups, I still think you’re looking at a lot of 5-6 IP, 2-3 ER, 5 Ks games…

  166. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    A couple weeks ago I asked Grey what is the better commercial ROS- GEICO Dracula or Old Spice Bar Soap. I then answered my own question, tool style. I said Old Spice Bar Soap due to the jingle.

    I have see the commercial two times on MLBN in the past half hour. I also see it quite a bit on other channels. Therefore, I believe I was correct. Old Spice Bar Soap is the better commercial rest of season.

    Baseball question-
    one of my RCL teams is truly pathetic. The hitting is putrid and the pitching is okay. The team has been between 9th and 12th for the past three weeks. When is panic time? May 8? May 11? May 17? I know it is one of those dates. I have to make a trade or two soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geico is better ROS… I’d start to evaluate now… Trade if you can…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Old Spice commercial vs X is always won by Old Spice Commercial. You just stick to baseball there, Mister!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is it still the black guy on a horse? That shizz is played out…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, those were pretty good.. Muscle! Back! Flaming sax! Hehe…

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                They are the Skittles of this commercial generation.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Touch the Rainbow?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She’s kinda sexy, rainbowy…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’ll have to save viewing that one until we’re out of the car…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha, now I’m kinda sad I told you! I would’ve loved to hear how the rest of that car ride went if you didn’t know.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Can’t be worst than watching Eastbound & Down in the car…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha, so are you literally being driven around by your parents right now? Like you’re back in high school? Are they taking you to band practice?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup…

                      Ma, I gotta stop to do a pooper!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You’re gonna throw a fit when she tells you you can’t get an ice cream cone…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just need to stop to make a number two!!!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Just fart, she’ll be forced to pull over.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It worked, whew…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’m glad I could help but you’re still not getting an ice cream cone.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, Ma Albright promised!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You wasted your stop and the stool, son!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The whole family is sharing an ice cream cone right now… We’re all licking it at the same time… Is that weird?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      As long as the tongues don’t touch, it doesn’t count as incestuous.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Grey: I never liked the black guy Old Spice commercials. I love the Old Spice commercial that features a guy with wolves attached to his body. I also enjoy the Hanes kitten commercial.

            My all time favorites were the Sports Geniuses commercials. The cat licking milk off a dude’s breast, the father and son watching rhinos mate, the guy trying on his wife’s bra, etc.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t watched commercials in about ten years… Don’t you people have DVRs?

              • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                @Grey: I do not have a DVR. I should ask DirecTV for a free one. I have to call them anyway because one of my receivers is not going to work pretty soon. They are going to send a new one free of charge.

                The Sports Geniuses cat licking commercial was the Babe Ruth of commercials. Too bad it is not on YouTube. Much like I do not think any movie will ever knock “The Big Lebowski” from the top spot on my favorite movies list, I doubt any commercial will ever top the cat licking commercial. For those not familiar, Sports Geniuses was a sports trivia show on Fox Sports in the late 1990s. Matt Vasgersian hosted and Lisa Guerrero played the Vanna White role.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, ask them for that shizz… Now I’m intrigued by this cat licking commercial…

                  • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                    @Grey: Somebody out there recorded this commercial while taping a sporting event. I am keeping my fingers crossed that somebody eventually puts it on YouTube.

                    The commercials showed a person in
                    an awkward situation with another person not concerned one bit about it. Then a sports question would be asked.

                    Cat commercial-
                    Shirtless dude laying on couch while eating cereal.
                    Spills milk on chest.
                    Cat licks milk off dude’s breast.
                    Girlfriend sees this and asks dude, “Who holds the record for most Stanley Cups won?”

                    The rhino mating one featured a father and young son. The grammar school age kid asked a question about RBIs while the male rhino mounted the female.

                    The man who was caught trying on his wife’s bra was asked a question about the NBA blocks record.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Sound funny…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson:

      Do you get Jack in the Box social media intern ad there? #annoying.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @OaktownSteve: No. There are no Jack in the Boxes on the east coast as far as I know. Only time I ever saw a Jack in the Box was while on vacation in California.

  167. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking for a streamer tomorrow.

    SON likes McDonald vs. Harang. I like Santiago @ Harvey. Who you rolling with?

    W, QS, ERA, WHIP, Ks, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Wilsonian: I would go with McDonald. The Mets play better when Harvey pitches. They resemble a good team on those nights. I am pretty sure it is mental. The Mets hitters know the pitcher will keep the score low and so they relax. When turds like Gee and Hefner start, the Mets hitters get more nervous and try to do too much. Five-run home runs they try to hit.

      We saw this last year during the Dickey starts. Other people saw this in 1972 with the Steve Carlton starts for the Phillies (he won 27 games, the team won a total of 59).

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: this makes me think to ask, with the turds gee and hefner, and niese attempting to play himself into a turd, when does wheeler come up? There are no more good pitchers left to pick up in my 16 teamer, unless cashner, who i just dropped counts, even for simple streaming. I’m holding mcallister and even with him only have 8 starters, gonna pick up smyly again.

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @jason batteiger: Wheeler had a good start the other day. I had thought June made the most sense but if the team continues to stink in non-Harvey starts, maybe Wheeler will get called up this month. If you can aggord to stash him, then grab him now.

  168. Ron says:
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    Please Rank ROS: Peavy, Kuroda, Kennedy, Dempster, Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Ryu, Dempster, Kuroda

  169. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold Cashner or drop for Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Niese…

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Wait till after he pitches tonight and then make a decision. If he does good, hold onto him. If he stinks, then you could switch to Niese.

  170. Robert says:
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    Grey: would you trade Longoria for Braun if you had Aredado to plug in at 3rd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  171. Jacks says:
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    When do we cut bait on Konerko? Looking pretty bad and he might just be done. His avg FB and HR is 226th in the league at 252. Drop him for Laroche once he starts banging?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  172. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Twins already up on Boston. I took the under on the Twins. How are they doing so good so far? The pitching staff looked bad on paper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is bad… It’s the first week of May… Pirates looked good in May last year too…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: I know. It is early. They are annoying me though.

  173. chillmodious says:
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    Hi Grey… Dickey just got dropped in one of my leagues. I don’t like him, but I have to drop Niese for him, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: the reason i was able to trade for him and buy low was he’s still on the yahoo can’t drop list.

  174. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is it possible Ubaldo is on the comeback trail. Some of the velocity is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t he just get crushed by the Astros?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Last start was 7 scoreless against the Royals. In the radio broadcast of the Royals game I heard he hit 95 a few times. Just turned on the TV. Gave up a solo shot to Cespedes. I take it back about the velocity. He’s at 92. But man is he a junk baller. He’s throwing all kinds of funky offspeed stuff. 7ks through 4. Ball is moving all over the place, except the fastball which he’s taken some of the extreme sink out of an is evidently trying to throw it for strikes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be a sneaky option in AL-Only but in most leagues he’s gonna burn you just as much as he’s gonna make you look smart…

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Grey: I would not use Jimenez unless it was the weekend and my team was losing the ratio categories in head to head action. He is way too risky to use otherwise.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, not worth the aggravation in most leagues…

  175. Matt says:
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    Better closer to own? Perez or Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  176. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    H2H with limited moves so this is for ROS. Please rank these two groups of pitchers, the 2nd group having SP/RP and let me know if any of the second group are better than the best from the first group. Thanks in advance!

    1) Norris
    Hughes
    Straily
    McCarthy
    McDonald

    2) Slowey
    Smyly (if here were to join the rotation for ROS)
    Locke
    Feldman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all streamers depending on matchups… McCarthy, Hughes, Straily, Norris…

  177. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Parker is a turd right now. Gave up two home runs and then threw at a guy’s head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s not very good in away games…

  178. trade offer keeper league

    David Wright for Manny Machado – I own Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado, it’s fair….

  179. SteveNZ says:
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    Why the eff is Scott even starting against Buehrle? Sonavabenched!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no games and you have bench bats?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I’m starting Hosmer, Chris Johnson and Yonder ahead of him in the spots I could put him. He was facing a lefty…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha…

  180. Mariner Mike says:
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    Does Braun have any suspension problems that could arise this year? Also thanks for your patience, sometimes ask dumb questions out of impatience and your answers slow me down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no Braun suspension anymore than anyone else unless he gets caught red handed…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: AND some fucktard league employee doesn’t “mishandle (i.e. get paid cash)” the sample.

  181. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Wow. Reynolds really got back at Parker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Payback, baby…

  182. Lubey says:
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    Yo Grey….Whats up with BJ Upton?? The guy is killing me.

    Would you trade Upton for Corbin and pickup Arenado or wait out this slump?

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey: saunders is also available to pick up

      • Lubey says:
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        @Lubey: ok thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s just slumping, it happens… If Saunders and Arenando are on waivers, then trade Upton for someone… Corbin’s a pretty low target…

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Lubey: I like Corbin, but I think I’d wait out the BUpton slump.

  183. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Damnit Reynolds hits his 10th, and to think I decided to keep the Puma over him who I dropped for someone I probably dropped two days after that. We seriously need some RA…not Dickey, but Rosterbaters Anonymous

    funny commercial I remembered while watching Sky’s You Tubexplosion

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewgFww56WWk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny… Crazy to think someone would think that’s good for business…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: it was a super bowl commercial

        Is bettancourt worth dropping, I see Kelly Johnson is heating up, is it worth the risk, I feel like I’m streaming 2nd base in that league. or do I hold him for a week and watch how he handles the new batting order spot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought I recognized it… It’s the only time I watch commercials… I’d hold Betancourt for now…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: for some reason in that league its a ghost town for 2nd basemen, funny though its a gold mine for pitching, too many people are streaming and not realizing what they are dropping after the guys third strong start in a row, hey players it’s time to hold on some of your streamers. I have been able to land Corbin, Kendrick and Hughes over the last two weeks cause some bone head streamed and dropped.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Betancourt deserves at least another week after the good he’s done so far…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: true dat, when i picked up Gordon, it was in the hope he would take over for Ellis and gain 2nd base eligibility, now I have to decide between him, Hardy and Elvis and picking 2 every night.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d lose Hardy unless you’re desperate for power…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: not now, but I have some of the early season mashers, Fowler, Davis, and Bettancourt, so I know that I will need his later when he picks it up.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: I’m up against Kelly Johnson this week, if that makes any difference…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @SteveNZ: it actually does, guy is going to have a monster week because Jesus only wants Americans good at fantasy baseball

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: I don’t even know where to start with that.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @SteveNZ: thats a little social commentary, a little dated, but fun, I do believe that anyone facing you can be beneficial so far this year. I am fairly certain that it will turn around in June, until then can you post the roster of your weekly opponent.

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: I’m actually doing pretty well in that league, which suggests that I do tend to accentuate the negative. For the record, this week I am facing:

                  Victor Martinez
                  Michael Cuddyer
                  Ian Kinsler
                  David Wright
                  Ian Desmond
                  Daniel Nava
                  Angel Pagan
                  Jayson Werth
                  Kelly Johnson
                  Mike Trout

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @SteveNZ: I only own Cuddyear, c’mon Mikey we need you here.

                    I have the same accentuating problem, but the reality is the RCL league where they know its actually me, is tough with the all underperforming team I have

  184. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I’ve been rotating Ike and G Jones at 1B so far. I’d like to offer a guy Marte for Goldschmidt, but I’m guessing the best I’ll get will be a counteroffer with him offering Freeman for Marte. Still a good deal to upgrade at 1B (even if I have to settle for Freeman)? I’ll have Heyward to cover OF once he’s back in a few weeks.

    Either that or I ride it out with Ike, Jones, et al….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman for Marte… Obviously Goldy’s better, but it’s no realistic…

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I’ll see how it goes!

        Are you as surprised by Maholm today as I am? SON had him at -0.1 and I didn’t like the @ CIN matchup. Guess I got sonovabenched!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not much upside with starting him there… And the end result is nothing great either…

  185. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    The midge master formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Eric Stults or Jordan Lyles- please rank for a spot start tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stults, Lyles

  186. nightpandas says:
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    15 teams, keep 9:

    1.Would you trade Medlen/Arcia for Cain and Myers?
    2. Would you trade Rollins/Bruce/Rizzo for Castro/Harvey/Ethier
    3. Rollins/Bruce/Rizzo for Castro/Harvey/Arenado

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @nightpandas: 1. Yes, even if the Cain is Lorenzo or Matt.

      2 and 3. Not sure. Need to know keeping rules. If can keep forever with little to no cost, then I might do those trades. I like Rizzo. I would rather have Castro than Rollins. I like Harvey but prefer Bruce over Ethier. I do like 3 more than 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cain side 2. Castro side 3. Bruce… First two aren’t close

  187. SteveNZ says:
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    A Hold from the SP slot. Love that shizz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  188. Ron says:
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    I have Longoria, R. Zimmerman and Frazier able to play 3B. I was just offered Cliff Lee for Longoria.

    Would you take it or keep Longo instead?

    Thanks!

  189. Wake Up says:
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    I had the pleasure of hearing DMC and Joey Fat One do a duet…Walk this way…also had the greater pleasure of applying some of my mint julep to Joey’s coat…while talking to Garret Morris…who laughed…that’s right I made Garret Morris laugh…take that world!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: thats awesome, what a great momment

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Thanks man…it was pretty funny…even funnier is that I was not invited and instantly “asked” to leave…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: I get that at family get togethers

  190. goodfold2 says:
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    you guys would tell me if magic powder was falling out of my pockets to make my opponents turn into super power hitters, right. A few days ago, while playing against soriano/saunders those 2 get 4 out of their 5 SEASON HR’s against me. Today, Simmons with his ops under 600, and Schaefer (i extra base hit in 35 ABs) now have 3 HR’s today, against me. At least i was able to flip raburn for ruiz in that league, so he’ll platoon with avila.

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @goodfold2: Tough luck for sure. I faced Jason Donaldson when he was player of week not long ago. I was like WTF Donaldson, go back o the waiver wire!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SwaggerJackers: both of those were each in one day, which makes it especially repulsive. It’s not hard to believe simmons could find a power stroke in some sort of gradual manner, but we’re talking about 7 homers out of those 4 guys’ season totals of 10 homers hit against me in a 2 day period. 2 out of the same 3 days also. Good news is probably don’t need Gordon this week for steals and can ride Rutledge at home and Gyoko’s hot bat since opponent has less than half of my season steals.
        Let’s not get Donaldson going again, he just hit my opponent’s 9th rbi of the day/week just a second ago

  191. Lubey says:
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    If 4 strikeouts in one game is a golden sombrero, then is 5 strikeouts a golden shower??

  192. Kid A says:
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    Showing up late to the party as always I am.

    Happiness is a warm gun (and andrelton). Moved up to 3rd in an RCL. I think that gets me a friggin brownie button somewhere, somehow, considering my piss-poor start.

    Catch up Jack Full Of Loserdom.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Kid A: I’m moving up the standings from 11th to 7th, for as bad as your start was, I’m working from way farther behind. Should of never drafted BJ and Giancarlo

      On the flip side, I’m in first in my two other RCL’s, I think I’ll take my two out of three

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: We all know you stocked your other leagues with your aliases. I demand a recount!!!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Kid A: One of the leagues is with Prezzi, ask him.

          • Kid A says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: You are asking me to verify with Prezii who is one of the most batshit posters on razz? (and thats saying alot). I mean, Im not entirely convinced that you aren’t him, at that.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Kid A: at least I know your bad attitude is universal, not sure what they are putting in that Peruvian beer, but noted. You don’t see the difference between him and I?

              • Kid A says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: You are a sneaky bastard. I discount nothing.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Kid A: thats what you get from me, thats too bad, I’m actually a pretty straight shooter that has too much integrity to play fantasy some times.

                  • Kid A says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: If that’s a veiled criticism about me, I won’t hear it, and I won’t respond to it.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Kid A: that was not my intention, but hey if it makes you think about your own self then thats on you….hahahaha. I just said I’m a straight shooter, that wasn’t bulls**t, if your curious about me then ask Claycord Ding, guy is one of my best friends.

                  • Kid A says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: It is an AD quote, knucklehead. Putting on the RIIIITZZZ!!!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Kid A: damn it, i thought that looked familiar. Thats what I get for trying to Razz and get a child ready for bed at the same time. I hate single dad nights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  193. goodfold2 says:
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    rodney just put my janssen in save situation, cools.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @goodfold2: *whispers* Same here.

  194. Kid A says:
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    Also, found a bar that actually had beisbol on.
    No futbol for once in my goddamn life. Don’t even get me started on how hard soccer sucks. I mean what kind of self-respecting sport allows for ties. Fuck that noise.
    But I digress…I saw Kimbrel pitch for the first time in years. Is it me or does he look like a rosy-cheeked pterodactyl the way he hunches in for the sign?

    As an aside, beer in Peru is really cheap and tasty. Gonna miss it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kid A: Pretty surprised you found baseball on a bar TV in Peru… Seems like it would be really rare…

  195. goodfold2 says:
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    gyoko’s here for reals now

  196. Kid A says:
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    I’m sorry, was that a triple Cahill just hit of Cappy? Does not bode well. Here I go plummeting back down the standings. Help me Stevokanobi, you’re my only hope…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Kid A: Not sure I can help. I own Hernandez and Jansen, so hoping for a Hold either way.

      And I have Goldy and Gordon, so not much to cling to there, either.

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ: arent you about ready for a new pair of kicks? Those have been there for a couple weeks now. They have to be worn out by now.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Kid A: Hah. A moratorium has been placed on sneaker purchases by the Domestic Secretary of the Treasury.

          • Kid A says:
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            @SteveNZ: @SteveNZ: Same people that took peanuts off airplanes? The Humanity!!!

  197. SteveNZ says:
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    Trevor Cahill got a triple? Did the outfielder collapse and die?

  198. sul says:
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    Trading my marte for james shields is a fair trade? I have decent OF depth and my pitching is lacking…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sul: It’s fair

  199. Kid A says:
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    Just stop it bumgarner. Dont be that guy…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You actually able to see the game? It sounds like he doesn’t have anything tonight.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Sky: Only game I was able to see was bravos/rojos. Im just gamecasting bummy being a lout. Better that way anyways. You blacked out for the game?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          yeah, but now I’m listening on the radio. Sounds like neither Lee nor Bumgarner are happy with the strike zone tonight, though, and Lee isn’t a guy that usually shows up the ump. Never a good sign when you ask yourself ‘who’s umping tonight?’ Shouldn’t want to know your name if you’re doing a good job…

          • Kid A says:
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            @Sky: Tit-For-Tat I guess. But crap all around. You a Young Frankenstein fan? Watching it right now in spanish. Voice actors are earning their keep…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Haven’t seen that in a long while but in saying that I’m telling you it’s not part of my canon. But now I might have to watch it again. Wish my boss understood how much movie watching I’m missing while at work. I have so much to catch up on.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: preaching tot he choir, I say bring in the computers and cameras

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Kid A: fo rmy werds are bet ter

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah, I don’t understand their use in the league anymore. Add in that there are too many of them that want to be recognized and not necessarily for the job they do, I think they should go. They’re the Pony Express of the MLB

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: when my dad started to get pissed off at their in game inconsistent zones I knew there was validity. He says if your going to have a bad zone, then keep it the same bad zone all game and stop changing it throughout the game. They are getting basketball bad which is a much larger joke than we want to believe.

                • Sky

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                  Yeah I play basketball and even I can’t watch it half the time. But at least I understand refs there, no matter how bad they are. Consistency is the key but even then, I pointed out to Grey why Wade Davis had a huge K game a couple weeks back. The ump has a huge strike zone. Like you’re either going to bean the batter or get a called strike kind of huge. Even that kind o consistency is bad for the game in my opinion…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: I miss playing ball. Was a great workout, now it’s just shooting, no more playing.

                    for sure, a bad zone is what it is, I’m talking about a guy that calls low strikes in the first 5 innings then not the last 4, that shizz pisses me off.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yeah, was out for a few months there with a broken finger but I’m working back into game shape. Playing against a buncha college kids will do that, though.

                      Totally agree with on the zone. Humans are fallible. I get that and I’d say being an ump is a hard job. But now that we don’t need them, it does become an agitation that we still have them.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Kid A: yr right, i’m not greedy, so long as lee wins and allows very runs i don’t care if bumgarny does badly.

  200. Kid A says:
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    Pence with a knock. I wish my full squad produced like this half-stocked team I have.

  201. ROBHALLA says:
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    CASHNER IS DOGSHIT

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ROBHALLA: getting lucky too in innings 2 and 3.

  202. Kid A says:
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    Pence just boosted me now to second place. What kind of cruel joke is the world playing on me?

  203. Trailblazin says:
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    Hanrahahahanan just left in the 9th with an injury after blowing a save. Drop Carter for Uehara?

  204. Tom says:
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    FYI, hanrahan just blew the save, and later left with an apparent injury

  205. Kid A says:
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    Jack: great grab on Tazawa. You bastard. Your feet may be gimpy but you click fast.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Kid A: *makes double pistols motion at screen*

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: When is the razzball get together shindig? I have 2 months in country. I want to trust-fall with you.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Kid A: I’ll catch you, unless a puppy is falling at the same time, then you’re f**ked.

          Are we going to have to break out thunderdome to handle the razzball commentor beefs?

          • Kid A says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: How many months will you need to be competitive in the Mustache Hoe-Down-Show-Down?

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Kid A: I just had to trim it down for an important meeting, I can have it back to veterano status by July

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Kid A: I responded a little above with references you know

  206. cheerio says:
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    12 team. Uehara or Veras.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @cheerio: veras has 4 save opps in 5 weeks. the bos closer could get this many in less than 10 days, AND when the 2 injured closers come back you can always get veras later anyway.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That was – in a word – ultimate.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: you’re welcome, I hope people click and experience the awesomeness.

  207. goodfold2 says:
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    uehera was drafted in my 16 teamer. Is Tazawa have a chance here too? What about the K.C. situation. Crow or Collins? I’m assuming right now Tazawa.

    • Grey

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      @goodfold2: Grab Tazawa… Forget KC for now

  208. SteveNZ says:
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    My opponent has Bum, so we are seeing the Anti-STON tonight.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And I have Goldy!

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ: *clapping wildly*

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    Looks like I cooled Ozsuna off though. Sorry, fellas.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ozuna.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SteveNZ: me and you, i grabbed him yesterday as well.

  210. g-stav says:
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    Lawrie vs Frazier ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nah… Had seen it before… Did I tell you he got back to Cougar about his price for the wedding? $300,000

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huey that is… Though Weird Al wouldn’t be a bad idea for a wedding singer…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Weird Al would be amazing, every person there will have yours as “best wedding ever”

        $300,000 thats really absurd, I could see $30,000, but that is wrong. I wonder what it would cost to get Giancarlo to do Karaoke at the wedding?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: I don’t think the future Mrs Albright wants to see her husband lick another man’s face on their wedding day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHAHAHA… Great idea! Maybe he can marry us, or marry me…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: It’s turning into Big Love

            You can probably get former players from your childhood on the cheap. “Is that Greg Luzinski and Steve Balboni as the ushers?…Yup, got em for a grand each”

            • Grey

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              HA! That’s awesome… Hey, Dale Murphy, superb catch on the garter…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: It will be the first ever baseball fantasy camp/wedding….I think I’m on to something here

  211. Lubey says:
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    Aushizzz!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au yeah!

  212. Frank Grimes says:
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    drop lowrie for Simmons for next week? maybe ROS too.
    who is the grab for saves in Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Uehara…

      • Frank Grimes says:
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        @Grey: ok sir and who would you grab for speculation in the rays pen since Rodney kinda struggling?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peralta

  213. Luigi says:
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    I’m getting sick & tired of B.J. Upton & Lorenzo Cain is still on the waiver wire, but who knows for how long? Should I? Cain is batting 5th for the Royals & B.J. is giving BJ’s in the 7th hole…..HELP!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Cain…

      • Frank Grimes says:
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        @Grey: so your saying give up on BJ? he has been drowning on my bench but Bruce is killing me too I haven’t been able to trade either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not in most leagues… That guy had Cain on waivers so his league is obviously very shallow…

          • Frank Grimes says:
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            @Grey: gotcha still frustrating tho good thing I gots his brother and goldy or I’d be in last place ha

  214. Steven says:
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    Grey,

    Salvador Perez or Miguel Montero ROS???

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  215. Luigi says:
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    I’m doing it! Thanks Grey!

  216. Ron says:
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    I have Longoria, R. Zimmerman and Frazier able to play 3B and was offered Cliff Lee for Longoria.

    Would you take Lee or keep Longo instead?

    Thanks!

  217. Joe says:
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    Grey
    In a H2H points league where you lose a point per strikeout can you rank these guys for your bench spot.
    Ike davis, Laroche, De Aza, Duda

    Thanks man.

  218. Steven says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Millone or Beckett or Both for Lohse,Pettite,B.Anderson,Garza

    12 team mixed

    Thanks

    • Steven says:
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      @Grey,
      Tillman also available…..This would be for ROS as we have a transaction limit

  219. Rob says:
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    Roto League would you trade Samardjia for Shizz? Fair?

  220. Jim says:
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    Would you drop Milone, Jo-Fer, or Estrada for Chacin? ROS

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