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Today is the first day of the next month in our lives without Giancarlo Stanton.  If you want, I’m holding a candlelight vigil in the garbage can behind Stanton’s house.  If you come, don’t make too much noise.  We aren’t technically supposed to be there.  The good news about his hamstring injury is when he’s limping away from us, it’ll be a lot easier to stay exactly 501 feet away.  Before he’d backpedal and it was like we were doing the lambada with 501 feet between us.  The bad news is I’m writing this post with tears.  Hnfcsdcnnn.  That was a big, stupid tear that got away from me.  Short circuit my keyboard, tears.  I plead with you, so I don’t have to continue.  I wonder if I can seal envelopes with these tears.  That would be turning lemons into lemonade, right?   Ow, I just touched my eyes, and now these lemons are burning my eyes.  This is the sourest injury news ever.  Make the pain go away, alcohol!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Not bad, but St. Strasburg hasn’t looked like he can walk on water this year.  Perhaps on honey due to a higher viscosity.  Could it have been a resident of Strasburg, Virginia killed a wasp and the butterfly effect messed up his Inverted W?  (Which is just an effin’ M, by the way.)  Too New Agey of a reason?  Maybe his performance to date is due to the forearm stiffness he’s been dealing with that the Nationals just revealed.  I bet Strasburg owners would prefer the New Agey reason.  He says he won’t miss a start.  Hopefully, he’s right.  Obviously, you just have to sit tight and hope for good news.  That’s sit tight, not sit in tight pants.  Go change and come back.

Wilson Ramos – Returned from the DL.  Fun Fact Alert!  Did you know when Castaway was dubbed for Latin America, Wilson Ramos was the name of the volleyball?

Jayson Werth – Left the game after fouling a ball off his foot.  I hope he wasn’t barefoot, but whenever I look at his mountain man picture, I wonder.

Chad Tracy – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  I honestly thought he was out of baseball.  Member they used to have Player-Managers?  Chad Tracy should be the first Player-Announcer.  “Coming up in the top of the 8th will be the pitcher’s spot, so I might not be here…”  “Welcome back from commercial, the Nats are going to pinch-hit with Bernadina, so here we are.”

Pablo Sandoval – Left yesterday’s game with right elbow discomfort.  Oh, no, his eating arm.  Obviously, this isn’t good news since this was the same issue he was dealing with about a month ago that almost sent him to the DL.  This time I don’t think he avoids it, but, as of right now, he’s hoping to.  Someone put the owners of Strasburg, Giancarlo and Sandoval on 24-hour watch.

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  That’s a pretty solid start…If you’re a Hodgepadre in Coors!  Get your shizz together, Cain!  Don’t make me bring out the interrobang.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I really think he has it in him to be great, but, man, he makes it hard to recommend him after he’s disappointed so many times.

Kevin Youkilis – According to the New York Post, Youuuuuuuuk hasn’t played in six of the past seven games.  I could’ve sworn he hadn’t played in two of the past three years.  Sounds like he’ll be going on the DL, which will make him much more valuable in fantasy since he won’t be clogging up your lineup anymore.

Andy Pettitte – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER vs. the Astros.  Andy took a vow to go easy on Bible Belt teams.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Still only has one steal on the year.  I swear he’s gonna run at some point.   He has to.  Doesn’t he?  I mean, it’s not AGNOF!

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Gallardo saw his shadow and May came two days earlier this year.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  That makes him Jean Segundo.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd homer, now hitting .349.  You’re welcome for me lighting a fire under his assmez.

Yuniesky Betancourt – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer as he hits .286.  Eh, he’s terrible, but I just picked him up in one league and I’m trying to convince myself he’s decent.  Betancourt is decent!  Yeah, that’s barely working.

Norichika Aoki – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Was slumping for the last week, but now looks like he is Aokidoki.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd day in a row with a homer.  Member when I told you to pick him up?  You don’t?  *grits teeth*  It was yesterday.

Wandy Rodriguez – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  The fact Snafu Larry keeps perpetuating this Wandy Line is ludicrous.  Maybe four years ago Wandy was the cut-off of good and bad.  Maybe.

Albert Pujols – Hit his third and fourth homers.  Uh-oh, he’s gaining on Vernon Wells.

Peter Bourjos – 0-for-4, 1 run and left yesterday’s game with a strained hamstring.  Raise your hand if you didn’t get hurt last night.  No one?  Okay.

Aaron Laffey – Was designated for assignment and elected for free agency.  That’s a Laffey matter.

Marc Rzepcynski – Optioned to Triple-A Memphis.  In related news, the equipment manager at Triple-A Memphis quit.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Beltran sat out yesterday, afraid he’d hurt his knee, buckling in the outfield from watching Wainwright’s curve.

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Some people actually asked yesterday if they should start Latos in this game.  Latos has a sub-3 ERA in the last 200+ innings.  He’s been better than every pitcher in the majors for ERA in that time, except for how many pitchers?  Not rhetorical!  Seriously, how many?  Maybe 4 guys?  5?

Jason Heyward – Recovering from his appendectomy is obviously taking longer than anticipated and Heyward says he won’t return until end of May.  Geez, the Brady Bunch’s Cousin Oliver appendix was done away with in quicker time.

Julio Teheran – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  With Beachy about a month away, Teheran could be deserted by the Braves, depending on military budget cuts and room in the rotation.  Speaking of Teheran, you think the Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran” is Iran’s national anthem?  I’m gonna guess, yes, it is.

Martin Prado – 2-for-5 and a solo homer, his 4th.  Not to get all scientific, but his BABIP is almost a hundred points off his career rate.  I.e., there’s no way he hits .216 all year, as he currently is.

Jason Kubel – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a day after returning from the DL.  He should be owned in every league.  Just not by me because I’m not a huge fan.

Dan Straily – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  On the bright side, he helped me avoid about two dozen, “Grey, should I pick up Straily?”

Brandon Moss – Double slam & legs.  This Moss gathers no moss.

Trevor Bauer – Will get a spot start on Wednesday vs. the Phils.  Rather than make the trip for one start, he will be long-tossing from Akron.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  From someone who watched this game, the Royals swung at more balls than your high school coach doing a cup check.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  It’s still bad when you raise your average with a 1-for-4, but I have to imagine Kipnis will be better than he’s been, and this is coming from someone who didn’t even like him in the preseason.

Ryan Raburn – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers.  It was a big day for guys who sound like silent film actors with Ryan Raburn and Jean Segura both going deep.  Too bad Glen Perkins didn’t pick up a bat.

Kevin Gregg – Got the save yesterday, his 4th.  I’ve now owned him and Marmol on three different occasions and haven’t recorded one save from either, but instead I’ve gotten every single run Kelvin Herrera has allowed.  I’m not bitter.  NOT AT ALL!

Cody Ransom – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  This homer came against the Padres, the team that just released him.  Revenge is a dish best served Cody.  Ransom could be a hot bat now that he’s freed of the Petco shackles.  You’ll need to platoon him though because he shares time with Malbuena, who also answers to ‘not good.’

Max Scherzer – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  About four years ago, we nicknamed Scherzer Jobacum because he looked like his stuff was as nasty as both of them.  Yeah, that shizz is more dated than you saying your FUBU hoodie is phat.  Joba Chamberlain and Tim Lincecum wish they were an eighth as good as Scherzer.  They are Sux Schizzers.  They are nothing compared to Michael Chabon’s fabled character, Max Scherzer:  The Golem.

Joaquin Benoit – Got the save yesterday because Valverde had worked a few days in a row.  I’m glad Leyland has figured out an exact order of his bullpen.  It only took him two months, if you consider Spring Training.

Andy Dirks – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st homer.  He hit 2nd because Hunter had the night off.  I wish Mike Mostsuckass could hit second for the Tigers.  Actually, I wish I could.  I’d be a Hall of Famer in that lineup slot.

Lucas Harrell – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, 3.60 ERA on the year.  He’s the kind of guy that has sneaky value for AL-Only leagues, but if you start him outside of Petco or Crayola Canyon you got a screw loose.

Carlos Corporan – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s just happy to have a job and won’t question why he’s the back-up.  What a Corporan man.

Brandon Barnes – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  He’s a platoon guy, but his mom Priscilla is hot.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he returned from the DL.  I’d definitely look at him if someone dropped him while he was on the DL.  I wouldn’t expect too much, maybe 17/17 over the season.  He’s better than big bro, Joe.  Speaking of which…

Joe Saunders – 9 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I congratulate your nuts if you had them to start him.

Matt Harvey – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  The Ks are real and they’re spectacular, but it’s not even May yet and he’s already starting to look human.  Not to mention, throwing him for 121 pitches yesterday (yes, in only five-plus innings), Terry Collins must be taking classes at the Dusty Baker School of Pitch Management.  Prof. Dusty, “For years, too many major league executives made imprudent and dangerous decisions, seeking bullpen arms with too little regard for risk and too little accountability.  The very crisis our starters face now is not being able to pitch into the 6th inning.  Our starters are being imported from other countries and everyone wants to talk pitch count.  I call that the b*tch count.”

David Wright – Sat yesterday with a sore neck.  Maybe he got whiplash from the “Now you see Valdespin, now you don’t” magic act Terry Collins is doing with the lineup.

Mike Pelfrey – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  He just couldn’t keep the bats off the Pelfrey.

John Buck – Hit his 9th homer.  WTB?!

Josh Willingham – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer.  The Other White Meat hasn’t truly started firing up the lardons yet, but I imagine he’ll be fine for 27-ish homers when everything is said and done.

Jose Fernandez – 4 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  As I said after his last start, Jo-Fer will be a good one at some point, but he’s still too young and the Marlins can afford to send starters out for four innings just to see how they look.  You can’t in fantasy.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Marcell Ozuna – Will probably take Giancarlo’s spot for the next few weeks hopefully, longer possibly.  How dare you, Ozuna?  How dare you?  Ozuna has big time power, but will also whiff a ton.  His minor league stats like a bit donkeyish.  Here’s what Scott, our prospect writer, said, “Ozuna is regarded as one of the streakier hitters in Minor League Baseball, and I doubt that changes much as he moves through the upper levels.  With an aggressive approach, plus raw power, and the ability to crush lefties, he has a skillset that’s conducive to streakiness.  But that’s not necessarily a killer in the fantasy game — that might be something you’d want to avoid in H2H formats, but Ozuna is a guy who could hit 25+ homers in the bigs.  The power will come with a .250ish average, but it’s certainly not worthless.  Unlike Grey.”  Hey, not cool!  If I may, I’d say Scott meant that .250ish average after Ozuna develops a bit more.  He’s now being rushed and I think he might not hit .220.  There is some power, but he’s not a pick-up outside of NL-Only leagues yet.

Hanley Ramirez – Pinch-hit last night, but will start tomorrow as he returns from the DL.  What did you say?  I’m gonna make him this Friday’s Sell?  Nah, too obvious.  Really, really obvious.  *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo*

Ted Lilly – 3 IP, 4 ER.  I’m guessing the Stream-o-Nator didn’t take into account Lilly was probably still very rusty  — SON, “What rust?”  See?

Skip Schumaker – Pitched an inning of scoreless relief last night.  Now the Dodgers just have to see if Ted Lilly can play 2nd.

Troy Tulowitzki – Will only miss a game or two (this week).  He should be back (and re-injure something else) soon.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Strong bean!

Wilin Rosario – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer and 19 RBIs.  He has more RBIs than everyone but one player (Adam Jones) on my RCL team.  *knocks over motorcycles at biker’s bar, waits to get pummeled*

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his first homer.  Yippie-ki-Arenado!  Oh, man, I need him to pick up some serious slack, so I hope he’s better than even how good he’s being billed.  I found the perfect song to listen to while watching an Arenado at-bat, Strawberry Bubblegum by Justin Timberlake.  It is so gay.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, except according to Chris Broussard.  Obviously, big news in the world of basketball yesterday.  Good for Jason Collins, but what I want to talk about is ESPN.  They didn’t have the story (SI did), so ESPN sent the most controversial opinion in front of the cameras.  From pre-interviews, they know what Broussard would say.  From just having him around ESPN’s compound, I’m sure they know his views.  They might’ve wanted Broussard out (so to speak) and let him write his own eviction.  Or maybe they’ll keep him and just accept the ‘any press is good press’ angle.  Either way, it was a calculated, pathetic move by ESPN to make the story about them.  Pundit Grey out.

  1. Long Bawls says:
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    Giancarlo! When we begged to see you on the DL that wasn’t what we meant!

  2. Be The Ball says:
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    Brandon Crawford, Michael Saunders, Denard Span, Chris Carter or Lucas Duda for my UTL spot. I did just lose Stanton but want the best overall player. I could also pick up 2 of these guys if I drop Axford (other RP’s are Perez and Wilhelmsen).

  3. Kid A says:
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    Add Coco and Krispie to the lame duck list. Make it stop!!!

    • Hu's on first says:
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      @Kid A:

      Maybe if the home plate ump actually called strikes or expanded the zone the game wouldve been over. Anderson threw some nice pitches that should’ve been strikes and so did Williams.

      Looks like a spring training game out there right now…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Hu’s on first: wasnt it C.B. behind the plate? That doode needs binoculars…

    • Kid A says:
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      @Kid A: hey! you took my name. But that’s okay. And in case everyone is wondering… that, there, that’s not me

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Kid A: would they real Kid A please stand…..please stand up?

        • Mark Robinson says:
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          @Jack Hearts Sky: How many more days will Jack Full of Hate look up Kid A’s skirt?

  4. Giant Gigantes says:
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    <<< a GianStrasPanda owner (searching for suicide hotline)

    • Paulie Allnuts

      Paulie Allnuts says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: Just a GianStrass owner, but add that to GreinkMottReyes, and I am looking over the bridge hoping for an appearance by Clarence Odbody

      • Jose says:
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        @Paulie Allnuts: As a GianStras Heyward owner in a roto league, this isn’t so good. Just have to adjust w/ Marte, Shelby Miller and Josh Reddick? Ick.

      • Paulie Allnuts

        Paulie Allnuts says:
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        @Grey: As a sufferer of the hideous, virulent StrasMottStantGrienkRey Syndrome, how many sesssions and strawberry daiquiris would it take to achieve relief and fantasy competence?

    • Jason says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: a Grinkie-Reyes-Bourn owner…. (Bill Clinton voice)i feel your pain.

  5. DrEasy says:
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    I have Giancarlo in my RCL league and Ryan Raburn in my Razzball league (a solid -40 performance). Should I just give up and go play outside? I hear it’s nice out there.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @DrEasy: it’s overrated…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Outside where? The outside the windows? What?

  6. Anthony says:
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    Sorry for your loss Greycarlo….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony: Thanks for your empathy.

  7. Kyle says:
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    Will this A’s/Angels game ever end?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Ha… I gave up before the final out…

  8. Anthony says:
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    Krispie just got hurt as well in the 16th inning…..or was it the 17th? I’ve lost track

  9. Hu's on first says:
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    15 team 5×5 deep dynasty league. Cano & dickey for Adam jones & Rafael soriano. I’m light on saves but I have kipnis as my 2b right now. My sp isnt a concern (main guys are fher, kershaw, cingrani and weaver)

    Do I do it? It’s freaking Cano right?

  10. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I own Pablo and Giancarlo, on the same team….I think I might have to inflict some self pain and watch Titanic over and over again

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: saved by the mustache, I never knew these things could double as a floatation device

  11. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Did anyone else catch the hilarious reaction of Nolan Arenado’s family reacting/not reacting to his first major league hit? It came on an infield single where the 3B threw late to 2nd to try and get the force. His dad stands up and raises his arms while the rest of the family sits on their hands, then dad calms down and sits until the official scorer puts it up as a hit (you can see his dad waiting to celebrate again waiting for the scoring). He later added a hit that went over the fence so even mom could confidently celebrate her son’s bat this time around.

  12. Prezii says:
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    This game is STILL going….

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii: I just turned it on, It’s on when the replay should be on.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii: Grey needs to update Moss

      • Prezii says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: and the 50 fans go crazyyy! Man, that would have sucked to lose that one.

        • Jack Full of Tears says:
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          @Prezii: @Prezii: the moss has taken over the yard

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Prezii: this game almost lasted the entirety of my bus ride from st. louis to chicago.

  13. C.O.C. says:
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    Man you are so right about Broussard. I thought the same damn thing when I first heard it yesterday. I spent the remainder of the day debating who was the bigger tool, espn or Broussard….

    • Fooch says:
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      @C.O.C.: I just removed ESPN from my bookmarks and deleted Baseball Tonight from the list of shows I DVR. I won’t contribute to their ratings or page clicks anymore. Putting up with Schilling and Tebowmania is bad enough. Now this?

      MLB Network’s coverage is better anyway (assuming Harold Reynolds isn’t speaking).

  14. blinkuldhc says:
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    It’s official — Stanton DL’d. That makes Jose Reyes, Curtis Grando, J Heyward, and now Stanton on my DL, with only 2 DL spots. At least Grando should be back soon.

    Also, I’m in a 2 catcher league with 12 stats (BA OBP SLG TB K XBH K R HR RBI GIDP K)

    I have Alex Avila …. do I drop him, and if so, do I drop him for Wilson Ramos, Kurt Suzuki, Wellington Castillo, Ty Flowers, or Nick Hundley?

  15. Piranhaman says:
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    Grey and Guys,

    i just decided to grab Jason Kubel from ww.

    who to drop?

    Kendrys ‘boring’ Morales or Lorenzo ‘old prospect’ Cain?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Piranhaman: drop the water buffalo.

      • Piranhaman says:
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        water buffalo = morales??

        • Prezii says:
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          @Piranhaman: yes, little fishy.

          • Piranhaman says:
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            haha. thanks for your comment.

            anyone else?

            • Troy says:
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              @Piranhaman: Cain has been extremely hot for most of the season not sure how you could drop him unless u don’t need speed at all

              • Piranhaman says:
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                @Troy:
                okay, 2 voted for Cain.

    • DiscoD says:
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      @Piranhaman: Should I drop Kubel for Moss in a 10 team H2H points?

  16. Terry says:
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    Sorry for your loss, Grey. After Masterson’s last start do you like Cashner, Quintana, Villanueva, Iwakuma, Estrada better? Cahill or Beckett maybe? So many free agent pitchers that I’m frozen with indecision. It’s standard roto, weekly, no streaming or I’d play matchups. My worst category is WHIP. You’re the best!

    • natty lite says:
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      @Terry: Iwakuma is on your waiver wire?! I picked him up after his first start and never looked back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terry: Iwakuma… Beckett

  17. RiffRaff says:
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    Longest game in Oakland A’s history… Trout is 1/8 and batting .252 now. Still waiting for him to get hot. What has the Sciosciapath done to him!?

    • Prezii says:
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      @RiffRaff: really, this is the longest game? Thats a little surprising… And how about hamiltons 0-8? not so good for the ol batting average..

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Prezii: Yeah I just checked my teams stats for yesterday and I believe that’s the first time I’ve seen someone go 0 for 8 in one game. Ouch!

  18. bossmanjunior says:
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    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuudge

    Ok, need your help trying to hold down the fort while Stanton is out. He hasn’t done much for me this season and im in first place, so im not completely freaking out yet. Anyways here is my roster configuration. 10 team h2h standard 5×5 league with 1 DL spot.

    C Perez 1B Goldschmidt 2B Altuve SS Lowrie 3B Longoria OF Jones OF Choo OF Gardner UTL Frazier BN Rutledge DL Stanton DL Hill

    SP Bumgardner, Zimmerman, Harvey, Peavy, Lester, Buchholz, Miller, Cashner

    RP Street, Perkins, DL Fujikawa

    Here are my options as I see them:

    1) Go with the team status quo. This would mean playing Gardner and Frazier everyday and playing match ups with Altuve/Lowrie/Rutledge.

    2) Drop one of Altuve/Lowrie/Rutledge and pick up another outfielder. Two middle infielders not dropped would play every day and would play match ups with Gardner/Frazier/FA.

    3)

    4) Drop Fujikawa. He is still one week away but closers have been hard to come by in this league. Despite being a shallow league, every potential closer candidate is being stashed. Fujikawa is my only available chance at adding a third closer.

    Potential FA Bats: Hosmer, Laroche, De Aza, Swisher, Ethier, Melky, Berkman, Reddick, Cain, Hafner, Crispie

    Please let me know which you would do. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: 1) Doesn’t sound bad at all… Have you seen Frazier’s stats?

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        haha yeah I’ve been pretty much playing Frazier everyday but he has been struggling a little bit of late. Im probably more concerned with playing Gardner everyday since he hasn’t been stealing any bases.

  19. bossmanjunior says:
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    Btw…I was fulling anticipating the title today to be along the lines of:

    GIANCARLO DOESN’T HAVE ONE LEG TO STANTON

    • chunk says:
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      @bossmanjunior: not bad… except does not he have exactly one leg to stand on? Ya know, the other one….

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @chunk:

        So maybe…

        GIANCARLO ONLY HAS ONE LEG TO STANTON

  20. Marty Funkhouser says:
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    “We regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction from today’s news. ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins’ announcement.”

    Translation: “WE are glad that an unnecessarily broadcasted discussion of useless personal viewpoints from people that do not matter successfully became a distraction from some unnamed source’s news. ESPN is fully committed to self-important schlock spouted from the faces of OUR faux journalists and welcomes the attention that OUR self-righteous employee’s reaction to Jason Collins’ announcement brought upon US. WE will shout over each other about this issue in more depth tomorrow on FIRST TAKE at 10 AM ET on ESPN2.”

    I feel like this is all that ESPN higher ups and talking heads (Broussard being one of the worst when it comes to his “sources”) hear in their minds when someone else breaks a story.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Funkhouser: So now they’re gonna now talk about the story they created about the reaction to the story…. Surprised they even linked to SI with the story… Most times they just do something like An article ran at deadspin.com yesterday, and we blah blah blah… With no link to it.

      • Dr. Fish says:
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        How does the ESPN monopoly really make you feel?

  21. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Its so sad that on one of my teams right now that I picked up Ozuna in a mixed leage, can I call him Marcarlo Ozunton? put out a little cut out of Giancarlo face on top of his body on my TV screen when he comes to bat? I’m feeling like I’m in the insane assylum in Cheech and Chang’s Nice Dreams chained to the wall and given the hit of acid by Timothy Leary

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc6yn9_cheech-and-chong-vs-timothy-leary-n_shortfilms#.UX9-o7U3tWo

    feelings about like this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Ha… Nice clip… There’s gotta be someone better than Ozuna in a mixed league…

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: I figure nothing can be worse than the BJ/Giancarlo combo. I write this wearing nothing but a jockstrap and the maple syrup from the waffles I had for breakfast…..I have given up :(

  22. Eric says:
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    In an H2H 12 Team League 5×5 Category would you trade…

    1) Hanley Ramirez + Cingrani or Estrada

    for

    2) Jean Segura + Mat Latos

    thanks!

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: The other guy also has Cain, Verlander, Dickey and Harvey haha so there is an option where I upgrade my pitcher and try to nab one of the others, maybe throw in Lester or Peavy on my side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Latos side if I needed pitching

  23. Mike says:
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    How do you feel about Middlebrooks and Teheran long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Both are solid prospects that are just struggling… They’ll be good at some point…

  24. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Alright gang, I just made two trades and I want your thoughts.

    1) Get Homer Bailey, give Kyle Seager.
    (I have Longo at 3rd so positional depth doesn’t matter here, plus I’m not a big Seager fan. Check the archives if you must.)
    2) Get Dat Dude BP, give Matt Harvey.
    (I’ve been running Zobrist/Segura at 2B/SS but now Segura won’t absolutely crush my feelings if/when he cools off. I also thought now was a prime time to sell high on Harvey and the rest of my staff includes Scherzer, Cueto, Moore, Medlen, Iwakuma, Cashner and some streamers.)

    What are your thoughts, folks? I gotta be honest, I’m feeling pretty good about these deals right now.

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @steve: Apologies, good sir. Too much MLB Tonight. That would be Brandon Phillips.

  25. Al Bundy says:
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    Tonight my pain came in the form of starting Pettitte, Cain, and Straily.
    -7 total (H2H points), 3 of 12 starts burned at the stake.
    Do I risk another hot poker in the form of Cobb @ KC tomorrow? I rode Masterson at the Kauf last week and his wheels fell off 7 times.

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Al Bundy: Yes, Cobb has been scorching hot and that includes all of Spring and into last season. Start with confidence. You can’t make up points from your bench, and with those Monday starts you need to try.

      • Al Bundy says:
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        @Drexel Hill Dragons Thanks, I find your confidence in him uplifting. See, left to my own devices, I sat Cobb vs NYY last week and started Pettitte – again. This is how fast I learn important stuff.

        Grey, how do you feel about baseball astrology?

        Cobb: October 7, 1987

  26. Rob says:
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    And yes I traded Holliday and Prado for Stanton and Brignac 20 minutes before the start of last night’s games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Damn

  27. Curt says:
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    I go to sleep, Mets up 1 in extra innings, Keith Hernandez losing his mind….All giddy that I played Hanson and he’s in line for the win…..What happened????……..

    • Hondo says:
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      @Curt:

      At least you didn’t fall asleep in your chair in the 107th inning.

      Is it still April?

  28. chunk says:
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    When the f is yahoo going to clear the april 30th waivers!? I didn’t wake up this early for my health!!

    • VinWins

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      @chunk: Probably delayed due to the very late game. ESPN was an hour and a half later in updating stats and standings.

      • chunk says:
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        @VinWins: thats what i figured… just cleared now and looks like I’m not getting Cingrani back :(

        You’re always there to answer the technical questions Vin, love that. Thanks for all your hard work! Next time Grey gets a daquiri from me make sure he gives you a sip.

    • james d says:
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      @chunk: Y! seems to vary when waivers clear. I assume this is intentional to prevent people being able to game it. They tend to clear any time between 3AM CST and 5:45 CST.

      That’s been my experience anyway.

  29. Steve says:
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    Bravo, Pundit Grey.

    Bravo.

  30. sanfran1966 says:
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    Alex Cobb @ KC tonight seems solid after the Ubabaldo cup-check of the Royals last PM. SON at $1.90 is not a fan.

    SON also hates Home Bailey @ $2.3 vs @ Cards on Wed..

    Would you start Cobb and sit Bailey in a 1,350 innings cap league this week?

  31. bubbagump says:
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    sorry to hear about the big fellow getting hurt after a 2 hr game,any thoughts on a nick franklin call up soon to help the happless mariners

  32. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Morning Grey!

    I got an offer for Bauer. Ogando, Profar, Arenado or Estrada.
    H2H keepers league.
    Or hold?
    Dzi?kuj?!

  33. Kennedy says:
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    Was offered Votto and Altuve for Goldy and Philllips. Yay or nay? Thanks

  34. griff says:
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    In a roto league, should I start Vernon wells over josh Hamilton for the time being?

  35. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Drop Reddick and pick up Dom Brown or Nava?

  36. JB says:
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    SON’s opinions aside, would you start Ryu against the red hot Rox? And Quintana is a definite sit at Texas, right? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: I’d sit Quintana, start Ryu

  37. papasmurf says:
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    No worries I have a great backup in Drew Stubbs. Wait what he’s hitting .200?? Oh let’s go to the WW and see what we got there. Travis Snider. Yep.

    Hello 2014.

  38. Powerslave says:
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    Own Giancarlo/Hamilton/Cain/Moustakas on same team, I just heard a “pop” in my heart and numbness in my whole body…, please help!!, just write a post on how we should all drop Gyorko( kind’like the Carlos Gomez deal) , he’s my option for Giancarlo…..

  39. Frank Lynch says:
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    Whats up.. I ended up dropping Scutaro for Donaldson from OAK. Good pickup? He’s been killing it!!

  40. chunk says:
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    drop 1….. WY chen K kendrick F doubront….

    • Lou Gee says:
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      @chunk: If you need K’s I’d drop Chen.

  41. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    Good morning Grey! Great stuff as usual and I appreciate all of the help…currently top 3 in all of my leagues.

    9-team 5×5 roto, need RBI help
    Sorry for the catcher question…Drop Salvador Perez for Gattis, Lucroy, Pierzynski, or Ruiz?

  42. MoneyMike says:
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    You guys starting Morrow vs Bos today?

    • Lou Gee says:
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      @MoneyMike: I wouldn’t.

    • ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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      @MoneyMike: I did. I pray at the altar of the SON.

  43. Wake Up says:
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    Just poured a little bit of my breakfast dark and stormy out for you homie…

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Wake Up: I poured out three shots of tequila down my throat last night after Black Monday

  44. Lou Gee says:
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    You know what’s really great? I have Giancarlo Stanton. I want to DL him to pick up Arenado (yes he’s still available) but Yahoo! is dragging their ass and haven’t listed him as DL yet. Awesome!

  45. Moth says:
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    Top of the morning to you, Grey. What sort of trade value does Dylan Bundy currently have in keeper leagues? Is he droppable? Damn soupy elbow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moth: I’d wait for more news, but I don’t know how deep your keeper is…

  46. Wake Up says:
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    Bauer’s actually been really good…wonder if he’s turned the corner…or just learned to throw around them….from a football field away…

  47. The Strolg says:
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    If you give my catcher weed, whites, and wine, and show him a good time, he’ll be WILLIN to hit homers!

  48. Bob Loblaw says:
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    14 team 5×5 H2H

    Team:
    2B Benzo
    SS Aybar(DL?)
    Utility Pence
    Closers: Balfour, Mujica, Papa Grande
    SP: Moore, Latos, Bailey, Burnett, Minor, Kendrick, Milone, Jaime

    Have 2 potential trades on the table to get Pedroia:

    Pedoria for Valverde + Pence
    or
    Pedroia+Lester+A Rios for Valverde+Pence+AJ Burnett+Jaime

    Do you think either is worth my while and if so which do you like more?

  49. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    With Stanton to the DL who is a better add Garrett Jones or Michael Saunders?

  50. Wake Up says:
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    Can we just combine Joe Saunders and Joe Blanton into the same player that we just poke with sticks? Maybe we could call it Joe Stanto…no, JoCarlo Stan….no, no….nevermind….

  51. Wake Up says:
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    This has always been the problem with religion, right? It allows for moral justification of intolerance, reinforced by the sheeple. Make up your own mind. Think for yourself. Wake Up!

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Wake Up: not if they actually could comprehend what they follow, but they don’t, they listen to some a hole that tells them how to think and shapes their opinion without actually understanding the book they so love to quote, It’s like E$PN and all the horses**t they get people to believe and think makes them an expert. They don’t know Jack

      I think therefore I am an outcast

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wake Up:

      re : josh hamilton and his religion .
      what kind of god is it that won’t allow him to suck on some chaw ?
      seems all his hitting woes have come at the expense of good oral hygiene .

  52. Kwaz says:
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    Samardzija or Gallardo for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kwaz: Samardzija

  53. Grey's Mom says:
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    Starting Cahill/Parker tonight?

    Would you sell high on Harvey in a keeper?

    SHOULD I PICK UP DAN STRAILY?!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Grey’s Mom:

      Not starting Parker…but rooting for him!

  54. Tom says:
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    Will Melky turn it on or was 2012 just a PED based dream? Could you rank him and Quentin, Soriano, Carter, Kubel.

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: Please throw Duda into that rank too if you don’t mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Carter, Kubel, Duda…

  55. Ronald says:
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    Haha I told everyone not to draft Stanton. If you listened to me, you didn’t..and you’re sitting pretty today. There were so many better options at where he was drafted. Again, who told you not to draft Stanton?! Yeah it was me. You can thank me later ;)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Considering this was your first post here, I wonder who ‘everyone’ is…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: the voices in his head. I love the jackasses who come in here spouting their hate just because they aren’t clever enough to start a website like this and keep it thriving…

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Wilsonian: Ronald aka Snafu Larry.

        • Ronald says:
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          @Wilsonian: WOW are you Greys fluffer?

          • supra says:
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            @Ronald: Ronald you are FIRED as a fantasy columnist. Clean out your desk.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Ronald: it’s not about you “told”. It’s how many heard you. If Hellen Keller falls down in a forrest, does anybody hear it?

  56. Jack says:
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    Should I pick up Yuniesky Betancourt for Neil Walker, and do I have anybody worth dropping for Arenado? My team has been hitting close to .240 this year (dead last in my league), should I be worried?

    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring

    C: J.P. Arencibia
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Neil Walker
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Trout, Rios, Willingham
    UTL: Paul Konerko, Carl Crawford
    Bench: Starling Marte
    DL: Corey Hart

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Jeremy Hellickson, Kyle Kendrick, Patrick Corbin
    RP: Andrew Bailey, Edward Mujica, Jose Valverde
    DL: Colby Lewis

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack:

      nevermind…all are taken.

  57. Wilsonian says:
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    Need a Stanton replacement. Who’s the turrible fill in:

    The Lisper, Joyce, Arcia, Reimold, Ozuna?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      Smith could be a good pick short term if either Coco or Young or both are out for any extended period he should get every day at bats.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @OaktownSteve: yeah, I was kind of leaning him after seeing all the injuries pile up last night. Damn deep leagues force your hand to do deals when you don’t really need to. I already slotted McLousy in for Stanton for today but those are the best options left. Not to mention I’ll have to DL Stanton and drop Madson to waivers.

    • Ronald says:
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      @Wilsonian: that’s all crap. I’d leave the roster spot empty. Less is more.

      • kyle says:
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        @Ronald: Yeah because having an open roster spot is a good idea..

  58. chillmodious says:
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    Hey Grey Grey… (Is it weird that I associate the Hurricane Chris song with your name? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe9qb5yPQgA ) Ey Grey Grey!

    I enjoyed your dalliance with punditry this morning. Well said. Nobody likes that bigoted chode Broussard anyway. By the way, autocorrect keeps trying to replace “Broussard” with “barbarous,” so there ya go. Anyhoo, I suppose I should get to the questions that have brought me to the comments this morning…

    1. In a fairly shallow league (10tm ESPN H2H 5×5) I’m rolling with Reddick at my Util spot. Before that it was LaRoche. Before that it was Mostsuckass. It’s been a revolving door of suck. Am I blinded by Manfred Mann’s light in wanting to drop Reddick for Arenado? Or should I close my eyes and hold on?

    2. With Mike Stanton to the DL, who is the best overall grab out of Brett Gardner / Martin Prado / Mike Morse? (Not necessarily the best for replacing Stanton’s numbers/power, but best overall)

    Thank you!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @chillmodious: you must’ve drafted some pitchers quite high to have this weak util’s in a 10 team.

  59. vohnie says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey.

    I’m unfortunately a member of the Stanton / Heyward / Panda club. I have the lead at the moment thanks to Shin-Soo Choo’s hot start and some great pitching, but I fear that can only hold off the offensive floodgates for so long, and I’m falling behind in homeruns. Here’s the team:

    C: Lucroy
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Rutledge
    SS: Segura
    3B: Sandoval (DL?)
    OF: Frazier
    OF: Choo
    OF: –empty–
    UTIL: Machado
    UTIL: –empty–
    DL: Aybar, Stanton, Heyward

    SP: Bumgarner, Gio Gonzalez, Zimmermann, Morrow, Bailey, Estrada, Cingrani, Cashner
    RP: Soriano, Rodney, Jansen, Bailey, Mujica

    I’m in a 12-team Yahoo public league, and it looks like even with DL slots filled I have to drop someone in order to add any free agents. It seems like my best bet is to trade a starter and a reliever, but there are no signs of life, Captain, among my competitors when I’ve sent out trade requests in the past. I get the sense that they must think there’s a catch since I have the lead. Arenado, Garrett Jones, Krispie (DL?), McLouth, and Moss are all available free agents, but I’m finding it hard to break up my league of extraordinary pitchers. What would be your recommendation? Is there anyone that I could straight drop, should I try again for a trade, or hold at this point? Thanks.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @vohnie: I think I’m going to open a night spot called the “Stanton / Heyward / Panda club.” It’ll be the saddest night club on earth (which sounds redundant until you realize its a different kind of “sad”), but we’ll serve neon-colored drinks in test tubes, the waitresses will wear those fuzzy panda-head hats, and there will be a nightly giveaway of an all-expenses-paid appendectomy at the Golden Corral buffet clinic next door.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vohnie: Lose Cashner for Arenado

  60. Gavin says:
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    With Giancarlo down….Vernon Wells, Nava or Arenado? Leaning Wells as I need a HR/RBI guy. I feel like he is legitimately reliable again.

  61. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    12 team 7×7 I already have longo at 3b so I give headly get butler fair right? I need the 1b its weak on my team.

  62. kyle says:
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    With Giancarlo and possibly Panda down… who should I pick? McCann, Arenado, Alvarez, Martin, Saunders, Dom Brown, or joyce?

    • kyle says:
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      @kyle: Brandon belt also!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle: Arenado

  63. Frank Lynch says:
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    I wanted to show you my lineup, except for my pitching cause I’ve showed you plenty of times lately, because I think I have excellent players on it but they’re doing horrible. I mean like 2 players will do good then when they’re not then another 2 will do good. I get no more then 20 points a night on my batting when I thought they were going to be carrying my team. Anyway I was wondering what you thought about it. Does having all these good players at one time clash? (10 team H2H points)
    Prince Fielder
    Matt Wieters
    Jose Altuve
    Starlin Castro
    Ryan Zimmerman
    MCcutchen
    Justin Upton
    Matt Holliday
    Crawford
    Ethier
    Gardner
    Josh Donaldson
    Jose Reyes DL

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Yeah I’m 0-3 and my bats are killing me.. I’m trying to find the word cause I don’t think clash was right but I know who I got I’m with for the season but I would’ve thought all these guys on one team would be crushing other guys with points.. That’s why I’m always wrapped up in trying to get great pitching cause not only do they provide a lot of points but I need something to make up for my hitting.. Would you try to make a trade with one of my top batters for a top pitcher?

  64. chillmodious says:
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    Dah…two more…I’ll try to avoid any further lineup queries today…

    1. For a utility spot, who would be your #1 and #2 choices among Aybar, Gardner, Prado, Morse? I asked a variant of this question above, but I didn’t realize Aybar was coming off the DL today. There can only be one!

    2. If you owned Cishek as your 5th closer and also had Fujikawa on the DL (as I do), would you drop Cishek for Kevin Gregg? Thus having a shaky closer and his likely handcuff. Or am I getting too cute here?

    Thanks again…and sorry for posting in bursts like this. Been an early morning and I have something like 6 shots of espresso coursing through my body.

  65. Roberto says:
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    If you could only pickup one rookie in a keeper league this year would you go for Nolan or wait for Wil Myers? is it a no-brainer or pretty close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Roberto: Myers…It’s close if you’re trying to win this year and you need Arenado…

  66. Scott says:
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    I follow your advice when it comes to catchers. I was last team to draft one and got M. Montero which I was happy about. I usually also agree with you to just set and forget when it comes to catchers. But montero has been brutal. Lucroy just became available and there are guys like pierzynski, doumit, buck, gattis, ianetta, salty, and pacheco. Obviously a one catcher ten team league. Who would you go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Can use Buck for a week or two until he cools off…

  67. Frozen Canuck says:
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    In my keeper league im trading Prince Fielder for Andrew McCutchen. Fair for both sides?

  68. Bri-Guy says:
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    I literally completed at trade 10 minutes before Stanton got hurt…sent Hanley, Choo, and Homer Bailey for Stanton and Sandoval. I still think I make out better in the long run, but this one hurts…..your guys thoughts?

    • negahawk says:
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      @Bri-Guy: I think you’re crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bri-Guy: Yeah, you’ll be fine in the long run… Next month could hurt though…

  69. Carnac says:
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    Re: Harvey vs Fernandez last night… I watched the game (well, the first 5 innings), and both pitchers were getting seriously squeezed by the umpire (Tim McClelland). Ergo, the huge pitch counts. Jo-Fer probably had a harder time, as he kept trying to work the bottom corners and wasn’t getting anything. Maybe McClelland was trying to bring a little “Old School” baseball to these rooks, Cole Hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: I watched it too, but on mute and not carefully so I might’ve missed that squeezeage… Thanks for the heads up, Swami…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Carnac: There was some squeezing, but Harvey was off with his fastball command. Forced him to rely on his off-speed stuff (of course, off-speed for him is 90mph!).

      His slider was good, but he didn’t throw it consistently and left a few hangers. His change-up was really, really good, and shows that he’s not just a one-trick pony. He didn’t throw his curve very much.

      I love the kid, his make-up, demeanor on the mound, just everything about him. I have no idea what Collins was doing leaving him in as long as he did. He’d gotten through 5 1/3 innings with only giving up 1 run, but he was well over 100 pitches. Might as well take him out at that point with a left-hander coming to bat. As it was, the last two batters singled against him, so his line could’ve been cleaner if Collins had a clue.

  70. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Grey, anything you want me to bring to the candlelight vigil? Ah yes of course a candle!!

    After I asked you if I should trade Giancarlo on Friday, only to be dancing in the streets this weekend, to be dealt this crushing blow on Monday has been a whirlwind of emotions. Anyways who would you pickup…

    Garrett Jones
    Brandon Moss
    Michael Saunders
    Marcell Ozuna
    Chris Johnson
    Or anyone else you like that you think might be available

    I also have a shady under the table $30 offer to my friend to buy Nolan Arenado. Don’t judge me!

    • negahawk says:
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      @Dkohn: Johnson, no doubt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: I thought you were gonna say a condom… Jones…

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: haha gotcha thanks, also unrelated comedy…

        Alec Sulkin (@thesulk)
        4/29/13, 8:56 PM
        I admire Jason Collins for coming out, but doing it by saying “I ate the bones!” was a little much.

  71. RedRox says:
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    Trade my Josh Hamilton for Stanton, and stash Stanton on the DL while he recovers?

  72. booya says:
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    Dom Brown, Chris Carter or Garrett Jones for next month? How bout for ROS?

    Thanks

  73. The Biz says:
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    Hello all,

    Team DL here, I picked up Bourjos and bam, DL. Drop Bourjos for any of the following: Cain, Moss, Nava. Already lost Reyes so looking to make up runs if possible so leaning Moss. Also, Chacin is on waivers as well, either Garza or Niese worth a drop? I love Garza and don’t want to drop him especially after I’ve waited this long already.

    Thanks!

    Biz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Biz: Don’t worry, nobody beats you. Cain… Hold Garza…

  74. Jon says:
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    With Giancarlo going down, I need OF help. Would you trade Ian Desmond (also have Tulo SS and AsCab MI) for Josh Reddick in a keeper?

    • Jon says:
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      For the full story: I offered AsCab for Cruz, he countered with Desmond for Reddick… think I should push at all for Cruz, or try to give AsCab for Reddick instead, or just take the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Nope… Sure, push for Cruz…

  75. Dan says:
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    Looking to sell high on starling marte in a league with BBs but i could use the SB… Would Alex Gordon be a stretch or is Gardner more the target range? Might Arcia be a guy I can throw in to sweeten the pot? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: I’d take Gordon… Gardner isn’t a great move….

  76. Captain Kirk says:
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    Ok, so I have a problem that is a good problem to have.

    I have a lot of depth on my team.

    I have 3 rockies players in Rosario, Rutledge, and Arenado.

    I also have Lawrie & Reynolds.

    Would you make this trade?

    Rutledge & Mark Reynolds for Jimmy Rollins?

  77. Warren says:
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    Thoughts on this offer I just received?

    I give: Jordan Zimmerman and Ian Kinsler

    I get: Dread Pirate and Max Scherzer

    • Eric B. sans Rakim says:
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      @Warren: Do it right meow!

  78. Eric says:
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    Not worried about Rutledge’s LD/GB rate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Not yet

  79. Nate says:
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    Not sure if you got a chance to watch Samardzija pitch yesterday… I don’t see many Cubs games, I just get to see his lines since I bought him everywhere.

    What do you see from him ROS in terms of value? In a 12 or 14 team league is he a #2/#3/#4/#5??

    Also, thanks for the tip to pick up Quintana early… would you roll him out tonight in Texas? (SON hates him , he’s facing Darvish, but I’m in a QS rather than W league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: He’s a solid #2… I’d sit Quintana tonight…

  80. The staff infection says:
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    Gianco has to take either luebke or piñeda’s DL spot. Whose should it be? Thanks

  81. Moose Out Front says:
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    Spot on regarding ESPN Pundit Grey.

  82. Dominic says:
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    Is it time to give up on BJ Upton? Someone dropped Nava, Ike Davis and Arenado. I was thinking about putting in a waiver to drop D Murphy to pick up Arenado. Should I drop Upton instead or add him for the likes of Nava?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        he was way down in the order last night .

  83. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    With the recent call-up of Arenado, could you name a few other top prospects that could get the call in the near future that could be smart adds now, ahead of the rush?

    Do you think we’ll see Cole, Hultzen, Profar all around mid June?

  84. Aero says:
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    #1stworldfantasybaseballproblems Pierzinski has been good to me so far this season. Wondering if I should dump him though for the likes of Ruiz or the soon to be activated Grandal.

    Also, Carlos Gomez – SONOFABENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: Just hold

  85. chillmodious says:
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    SON likes Edwin Jackson tonight against the Padres in Wrigley ($9.9), and also likes Hammel against the Marginers in Seattle ($11.4).

    If it were your team, would you stream one or both of them today?

  86. Steve Stevenson says:
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    With Heyward’s timetable pushed back, I need a short-term RF fill-in who’ll have long-term value as a bench bat in a limited moves (15 left this season) H2H. It’s 10×10 with stuff like BB, K and TB, so SAGNOF is devalued, and the move limit gives position flexibility more value as well. Who do I pick up? Moss (1B/LF/RF), Cain (CF/RF), Markakis (RF), Krispie (LF/CF/RF, but hurting), Swisher (1B/RF), or Segura (SS, would shift Zobrist to RF)?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Kid A:

      great news .
      just checked out youtube and found plenty of archive games .

      do you know how to access tonight’s live games ?

  87. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I now have four (4) 3Bmen on roster: Freese, P Alvarez, Arenado, Machado. Or as I like to call them, the Four Dwarves: Slumpy, Streaky, ShinyRookie, and Not-Yet-Shaving-y.

    Plus I have Stanton on the limp, and need to pick up an OF. Which of the above 3B to drop?

    Also: Rank them ROS?

  88. Jon says:
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    ROS Doubront or Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Doubront

  89. greg says:
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    i have read you for a while but this is first comment
    Priscilla Barnes – incredible reference
    worth the cost of admission

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @greg: Thanks!

  90. Kid A says:
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    Glen Perkins or Henderson ROS? Will Axford get his job back?

    • Kid A says:
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      @Kid A: Hello me, I’m you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kid A: Perkins, it’s not close…

  91. Tom says:
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    Is Stanton back on the buy low list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: I’m not a fan of buying injured players

  92. The Dude says:
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    Which side?

    Jeff Samardzija
    Mat Latos
    Tom Wilhelmsen

    or

    David Price
    Grant Balfour
    Brandon Morrow

    Thanks

  93. Buffalo Runner says:
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    I don’t own Giancarlo in any of my leagues, but I offer my condolences,

    Is there anything worse than being a power hitter and injuring yourself trying to be out a slow roller? Just take your hacks in BP and sit on the bench. No fielding, no shagging fly balls, nothing.

    Miami should play with 2 outfielders to preserve Giancarlo’s health.

  94. OaktownSteve says:
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    King Pryrrhus of Epirus cast a long shadow on MLB last night.

    It was interesting watching Tommy Hanson get outs last night. He threw 87 mph fastballs past good fastball hitters several times. The key was they were at the letters or above. He threw two different curveballs, on very heavy overhand with sharp bite that ended up out of the zone down and one that was more of a lazy roller that he managed to throw for strikes and that served as a change of pace. Changed pace and changed the eye level and that’s pitching. A couple of decent starts in a row. I don’t think I trust him, but might be a guy to look at as a stream option with the right match up.

    Straily just isn’t very good. Son of Donald is though. AL player of the week and another big hit last night. Couple of defensive gems too.

    There have been something like 65 shutouts in April this year and 52 in all of April last year. The Red Sox are averaging 10.0 k/9 as a staff. The Tigers are right behind at 9.8. I think in fantasy this year more than ever, you had to go offense first. If you’re league mates aren’t hip yet, might be time to cash some of those fast starting pitchers for offense as it looks like it’ll be at a premium all year.

    • Ronald says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I think Hanson is crap. Both curves are crap and his letter high fastball is supercrap. In MLB the show I’d have deposited that crap 500 feet.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Ronald:

        That’s kind of how I feel too. Like I said it was kind of baffling watching him get outs with that stuff. But in a way, like I also said, that’s pitching. There was some craft there. And the hard curve actually did look pretty good last night. Had some downward bite to it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yeah, saw some and if he were to have one of those fastballs fall about 3 inches he would’ve been killed… Don’t trust Hanson at all… Agree on Straily…

    • JoeC says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I think it’s partially the endemic cold weather pretty much everywhere. Offense is gonna bounce back in May as it warms up.

      But, as far as the general trend goes, yes, offense is harder to get than pitching, so if you go pitching-heavy early, I can just about guarantee you’ll lose.

  95. 3dollarcraps says:
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    H2H points league. Please rank the following. Youk, L Cain, M Young, Arenado, Konerko. Thanks!

  96. Doug Ault says:
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    Late last night I noticed an offer of Shin-Soo Choo and Cingrani for Stanton.I don’t know if the offer was made pre-hammy or post, but I took it.The bonus is the waiting period is short,Shin will be in my line up for Weds.I guess it’s a gamble, but …..

    • Ronald says:
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      @Doug Ault: that’s cheap. Should be vetoed.

      • Doug Ault says:
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        @Ronald: Why is that?

          • Doug Ault says:
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            @supra: why

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Doug Ault: like most vetoer’s when an explanation is asked for they aren’t around. being around vetoer’s is like telling other friends you’re friends with a cop. Even if the cop’s a nice guy, you still just feel dirty telling others about it.

  97. Big Magoo says:
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    A streamer is not meant to be someone who streams all over your ratios, Ted Lilly. This has been an educational public service announcement.

  98. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 1 DL spot with Stanton out…. Any of these guys worth a pickup to fill in? Brantley – Eric Young Jr – Ozuna-

    14 team h2h pts league

  99. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Yo Grey! Love the work as always and appreciate your efforts. Would Harvey or Latos be enough to give up Hanley? I have Segura, Rutledge, and Utley. I’m a little worried about Utley’s durability and Rutledge’s job security/lineup spot. I have Cain, Wainwright, Bum, Cingrani, Estrada, Cashner, Milone and 10′s across the board in offense for my standard Mothership 10 team league.

    PS-yes, I drafted Hanley. Not proud of it. But, I have 6 teams and had to change Shizz up a little bit!

  100. Jeff says:
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    Lost Giancarlo.

    In a 7×7 Head to Head League with OBP, Walks, Ks as well as R, RBI, HR, and SB

    Line up is:
    1B Votto
    2B Carpenter
    SS Zobrist
    3B Headley
    OF M. Holliday
    OF A. Jackson
    OF Melky Cabrera
    Util D. Ortiz
    Util De Aza

    No Bench Now

    Looks like HR is a lost cause.

    Because of the unique league structure I was thinking about rostering Span and doubling down on the R, SB, W, and OBP. It looks like I’m light on steals.

    Or maybe Duda since he knows how to take a pitch and has power.

    Was considering grabbing Duda and outright and then dropping De Aza for Span because of De Aza is making me lose the Ks category.

    Or any other prospect/sleeper guys like 3B Arendo be better?

    Thanks and love the site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Sounds like two solid moves… Thanks!

  101. Tom says:
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    I give: Carlos Gomez, Ryu, and Shelby Miller
    I get: Alex Gordon and Brett Lawrie

    Fair? Or am I giving up too much for Lawrie and Gordon? It’s a fairly shallow 12 teamer, decent pitching on waivers (Beckett, aj griffin)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Gordon side

  102. BONILLA's 401K says:
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    What are your thoughts on this trade?

    I send Elvis Andrus.
    I receive Jean Segura and Edward Mujica.

    I am in a 14 team 5 x 5 league (with QS instead of wins, and OBP instead of Avg.). My team is severely lacking Saves (Jose Veras and Jose Valverde are my RP’s).

      • BONILLA's 401K says:
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        @Grey: Much thanks!

  103. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Dang Nabbit Giancarlo!!! This really puts a damper on my team competing for the championship. But I’m in a keeper league and I’m 95% certain that he gets traded this season or offseason. I’m hoping (praying/begging/pleading) that the Rangers pony up and trade there top 2-4 prospects to obtain the services of Giancarlo.

    But…I’ve been bombarded with trade offers this morning for Giancarlo. I’ve rejected them all so far. My question is: In a keeper league, what player would you be willing to trade Giancarlo for? I already have McCutchen, Longo and J-Up. I’m weak at 1B (see below). Or do you just hold tight and hope he doesn’t have a 2 month DL stint?

    Also, any thoughts on Hosmer? I have him and Chris Carter for 1B. Would you role out Carter every day over Hosmer for now? Hosmer seems to be grounding out a lot, not really driving the ball. It’s starting to scare me…more than Orel Hershiser’s Michael Jackson-esque nose!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Yanks will pay $100 million to the Marlins just to talk to him… I’d hold tight in a keeper… I’d role Carter out every day… Ha! on Orel…

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Eh, if he went to the yanks I suppose I could live with that. Being from New England, I despise them, but Giancarlo’s 50+ bombs would help me cope. Really, anywhere is better than Miami.

        I’m holding tight to Giancarlo. Hoping the MRI results are as positive as they can be today.

        Chris Carter it is! Hopefully he gets in the lineup every day. The Martinez twins may start stealing some At-bats from him!

        Thanks for the response

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carter’s the Astros best bat after Altuve, no reason why he’d be out of the lineup…

  104. Milarky says:
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    Traded Miley and Chris Johnson for Peavy – needed to upgrade pitching with Greinke out, and Johnson is my backup 3B. Good deal for me?

  105. kidbr9 says:
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    Would you take this trade:

    Give Up: Allen Craig

    Get: Nolan Arenado

    I could move LaRoche into the 1B spot

    Thanks for your insight!

    • Matt says:
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      @kidbr9: just stop playing fantasy baseball if you are going to ask questions like this… Quit while you’re ahead

      • kidbr9 says:
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        @Matt: Thanks for putting me in my place. I’ve given up on fantasy baseball.

  106. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Do you keep Brandon Morrow or drop him for Homer Bailey?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Go to Bailey

  107. T Moore says:
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    ***** There is no need to adjust your computer screen *****

    Oakland Steve: I’m going to ignore Mr. Gray today… He really loves the A’s down deep – so he won’t mind

    E P I C ! ! !

    The A’s win last night was a monster baseball game… It was reminiscent of the game from Kisella’s “Iowa Baseball Confederacy”.. You could have been listening to Gideon Clark trying to convince you the unbelievable was really happening last night … I was ready for Teddy Roosevelt to arrive onto the field in a hot air balloon… WOWEE ZOWEE!!!

    Mr. Gray missed that along with Bourjos – both Young and Crisp were injured running to first too… Waiting for updates…. Green or Choice may be seen soon in the Green and Gold for the first time if Young/Crisp have lingering hurts..

    The longest lasting game is A’s history… I went to that Rudi May 13 scoreless IP – Vs – Vida Blue scoreless 12 IP classic back 1971, 1-0, the 20 inning one… It was just at 5 hours or so… Last night was about 6 and 1/2 hours…

    I was so amped by going so far past my normal bedtime (no bed really up here on the Sitting-Pole – but, you know what I mean) – I had trouble sleeping afterwards…

    Anderson, who was already hurt came on to pitch great in relief and left the game hurt some more.. Just some of the drama… Youngs mystery triple that was reviewed for a tatter… What happened there – did Trout just brain fart out there???… Cespedes’s sure to be walk-off homerun smash that turned downwards to become a double in the bottom of the ninth…. There were so many little things in that game… The ump understandably struggling behind the plate at the end – both ways.. Pujols who was the Angel’s hero became the heel in the end …

    The worst April in the history of the Angels . A horrible loss for the Halos… Who lost a 5 run lead to go into extra innings and had more chances than the A’s to put the game away late too… They have to be sick..

    A Pyhrric victory for the A’s???… Both teams may have been hurt by this match and the series has just started… We will see some new faces on both teams in the next 2 days to be sure…

    Incredible stat mentioned was the A’s had lost 99 games in a row that they were 5 runs behind in and now have won 2 back to back… The Stros have a 200 game losing streak at this score line…

    The game had it all… It was transcendental in scope… Wowee Zowee!!!! It is a good thing they are all not like this…

    GO A’s ..

    ***** We now return your computer screens to the regularly scheduled Razzball thread. ****

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @T Moore:

      Good stuff, Mr. T Moore. I fell asleep around 11:30 not knowing there was two hours more to be played.

      The Cespedes single in the 9th (remember he stood and watched) was 5 feet from being a walk off. Donaldson missed a walk off in the 10th by about 5 feet. The Young home run and a home run it was, hit the O.co promotional sign. It’s a cut out O with a net in it and at various points in the game if an A’s player hits one in there somebody or other wins something or other. Trout jumped for the ball, which hit about 15 feet above his head and then ricocheted back behind Trout and bounced on the warning track. The umpire waddled into a huddle then waddled to the replay review room and emerged with exactly the wrong call. I hate replay in baseball by the way. Speaking of Greek tragedy, the injustice of Young being robbed of a game winner and then being injured later as a result of the continuation. Stuff for Euripides?

      Nevertheless, beating the Angels is always the sweetest. Though it may have been a costly victory, it beats a costly defeat by wide margin.

      • T Moore says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Steve: You missed the few hundreds of remaining fans chanting “RAY”and “Ken” during the late going – Bizarre…

        Good point on Young… The announcers did say the replays they were looking at were certainly not conclusive… Agree about the reviews in general… **Unless there is fan interference on a tatter.. I had not thought of the injury /s though.. Both Crisp and Bourjos were hurt late too… I guess, it cooled way down there …

        Yes, better a loser than a winner… Maybe??? Would have the A’s been better off in the long run not having coming back and not having to had played those extra innings though??… Time will tell.. The staff’s arms have to be in shreds now – esp. given the last dozen games or so hard use…

        Those poor Angels -HAHAHAHAHAHA…

        Sometimes FBB has to take a backseat to real BB…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @T Moore:

          It’s always A’s first with me. The Captain Ken Korach. Heard his call of the Moss walk off on the radio this a.m. He’s got a good knack for occasion. Did well with the big wins last year, Dallas Braden’s perfect game, etc. Great radio voice.

          As to last night, my Irish girl friend, a Gallwegian, used to say something that sounded like “iz maith ahn scailey ahn aimshur”. Gaelic translation, “time will tell a true tale.”

  108. zzzzzz says:
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    Couple questions:

    SON likes Maurer and E-Jax today. Trust either in 10 team H2H? Also, go with Arenado or Seager at util for this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zzzzzz: I don’t trust either… Arenado

  109. Snag says:
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    Going forward, Saunders, Reddick or Cody Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snag: Reddick

  110. dk says:
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    Rank ROS: Kendrick, Villanueva, Grimm, Phelps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: You did

  111. Fungazi says:
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    Good stuff! Would like to know what your opinion is of this situation in 12 H2H. Ive got Zimmerman coming off the DL later this week and can drop Aybar, Carter, Jyerko. Hoping to sell Aybar if he comes back hot for a couple weeks and Carter is decent for BB & HRs. Jyerko’s showing nothing, drop him or one of the others?

  112. John says:
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    Halladay… has he regained our trust? Start today in CLE?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Start him

  113. crock says:
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    14 team h2h 6×6(with obp/holds)
    C. Vmart
    1b. Fielder
    2b. Seager
    ss. Rutledge
    3b. Longo
    Of. Ajones, Choo, Hamilton
    Utl. Jennings, Gardner
    B. Arenado
    N/A. Puig
    Sp. Gio, Peavy, Burnett, Estrada, Quintana, Guthrie, Kendrick, Beckett, Parker
    Rp. Holland, Parnell, Marmol, Henderson, Veras
    DL. Greinke, Madson, Luebke

    Been offered Ryan Zimmerman for Gio. I dont really need him but I could flip one of Jennings/Gardner for pitching help and plug him into utl. So:
    A. Trade Gio for Zimmerman
    B. Counter with Peavy/and back end starter for Zimmerman
    C.
    D. The hell with it stick with my team.

  114. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Who would you rather have to replace Stanton? Morse or Garrett Jones?

  115. Juice_0321 says:
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    I am being tormented daily to trade JFerz. We are in a 10 team H2H Yahoo! Keeper league. I need pitching and I will not keep JFerz because my keepers are masxed out. He has SP depth, but wont really give much even though he is hounding me for him. He has Chen, Kendrick, Wood, Holland, Wandy, Hudson, Lohse, Ryu (he wont trade). Who if any do you recommend I try and get to help my team this year. He’ll obviously end up keeping JFerz.

  116. Jon says:
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    Which of these OF would you trade Jordan Zimmermann for in a keeper league?

    Beltran, Fowler, CarGo, Cutch, LoCain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: CarGo, Cutch

  117. Chris Cross says:
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    Is it bad to use two bench spots on a SP and RP?

  118. chisox22 says:
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    I have Ike davis on the bench, I also have middlebrooks. I have sandoval an carpenter who are 3b eligible. Is it time to give up on ike? Or get rid of middlebrooks? I gotta pick up another pitcher in a 10 team roto.. I just liked ike’s performance after the all star break last year.. thanks grey!

    • mic says:
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      @chisox22: look up ikes secomd half from last season…

      • mic says:
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        @mic: i wish you could delete comments, my bad… i would drop middlebrooks…

  119. Matt says:
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    Which side wins? Hanley + David Phelps + Valverde OR Castro + Freese (12 team H2H)

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: for comparisons sake where do you see Hanley vs Castro from here on out?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Castro’s better than him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Castro

  120. Snake Hips says:
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    Someone dropped EverCab. Do I use my #2 waiver on him? It’s a 10team H2H pts league… I have Rut at 2nd, Segura at SS, and Ryan Roberts at MI.. So obviously would replace neck-tat douche. Just not sure if he’s worth a #2 waiver… Thanks guys

  121. Poo Holes says:
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    Out of all five of my teams, I had no injuries after yesterday, and I actually got Hanley back. There’s hope guys!

  122. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Been offerred Hanley for my Harvey. That a go or should I offer Harvey/Niese for Hanley/Peavy or Morrow? Thanks and I feel your Giancarlo pain.

  123. Nick says:
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    I feel your pain Grey. I’ve had Stanton since 2011 in a keeper league when you told me trade A-rod for the fella midseason. We’ll get through this.

    Anyway, for the next two months, who do you like more: Phillips or Kipnis ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Yes, we will… BP

  124. Joe says:
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    I have an offer of (i get) Longoria for (I give) Headley and Shelby Miller. Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Longo side

  125. Brewerfan says:
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    @Grey

    I got Offered Cargo for Estrada,Lester,Hanley. Gotta go with Cargo right?

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better two week option for next week?

    mcdonald – vs sea, @nym
    tepesch – @chc, @hou
    parker – @cle, @sea

    thanks.

  127. Big AL says:
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    Well Grey you knew it was coming. Giancarlo is heading home to the DL. No kiss goodbye,no text, and also not much in the stats dept.for your month with him. He’s a hurt-a-path. I know you have that used feeling again. You need to let go. You need the G-PATCH. No this has nothing to do with sex. You may have those feelings for Giancarlo. Are you blushing ? We won’t tell the cougar. Start taking the G-PATCH and in 4 or 5 year’s you’ll be able to look back and smile. All the bad time’s will seem a little less bad and the alcohol will help. Sorry mustachioed man you have been dumped again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big AL: Thanks, friend!

  128. drew says:
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    Which side of this trade (non-keeper)
    A: Matt Harvey and RIckie Weeks
    B: Kinsler and Dempster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

  129. Joe says:
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    Drop one: CJ Wilson, Shelby Miller, Paul Maholm, Josh Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. You’re one cool cat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem…

  130. Tom says:
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    two quick trade offers:

    1. My Cingrini for BJ Upton

    2. My Jones/Pence for his Cabrera or Longoria.

    My 3B is Machado. My OF Is JUp, Choo, Cain, Marte, Jones, Pence (We start 4 OF/ 2 Util)

    Both trades for 10 team h2H league.

    Do 1, 2 or both?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Upton 2. Miggy

      • Tom says:
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        @<a href=@Grey: #comment-1951088″>Grey:
        He declined the Miggy trade. Go for Longoria or hold off? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  131. Jose C. says:
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    10 team H2H, 5 by 5. Do I drop Gattis for Carlos Ruiz? Thanks again, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  132. Carlos says:
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    Thoughts on trading Matt Harvey for J Bruce? Its H2H and I need some power in the outfield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce

  133. Joe says:
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    Trade Dickey for Adsdrubal? 10-team keeper league w/ no restrictions. My SS is Zobrist but he will be losing SS-eligibility next year. My 2B and 2B/SS are Kinlser and Aaron Hill. Hill is obviously out another month.

    My other SPs are Latos, Bumgarner, Zimmermann, Kuroda, Fister and Medlen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I think you can do better…

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Also, I listened to the podcast for the first time yesterday and LOVED it. I’ll look forward to it every week.

        (Finally figured out how to use an iPod…)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  134. Ben says:
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    I need a youk replacement. I just hope he hits the DL and doesnt eat up a bench spot all eyar.

    Arenado was stashed from the beginning of the year in my league (not even a keeper). Wire is thin as hell – Eric chavez, Gillaspie, Jiminez…

    I could trade one of my closers (Rivera/soriano/grilli/wilhemsen) for a 3b. One team that is interested has Frazier and Middlebrooks available. A one for one here seems like I’m getting the short end, even though I’m dealing a surplus for a weakness. Should I try to get more?

    I could also target the Arenado owner but trading for a callup seems too risky.

    WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier for a closer is a slam dunk for Frazier…

  135. danimal says:
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    Longtime reader, very infrequent commenter here.

    I went to bed early last night, so I didn’t hear the news until I took to razzball on my lunch break just minutes ago. I wish I had known this morning, so I could have called in sick to cry into my blanky while sucking my thumb, then drag myself out of bed to touch myself to healthy Giancarlo highlights from the last few days, and finally pound a bottle of cheap vodka. That’s what the rest of my week is going to look like. These coming weeks without him are going to be difficult. I feel your pain, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ll watch those healthy highlights together, danimal…

  136. herschel says:
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    @Grey: trying to sell high on Arenado in a non-keeper league. what tier sp do you think i should aim for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could try for Bailey or Peavy… Probably lucky to get Estrada at this point…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thanks…i own bailey and peavy. in billy idol voice, “trading with mysel-elf, oh oh…”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  137. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Awesome post as always Grey! Speaking of the Hanley sell that you are keeping well under wraps, I just pushed him/Kendrick/Sandman for Verlander/Hudson/Weeks in a dynasty format. What do you think? I have Aaron Hill coming back for 2B and Frazier for 3rd still.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  138. Drew says:
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    Hey Grey-

    In a 6×6 OPS H2H each category is giving up Rutledge and Willingham for Stanton-stash too much? Replacements in the meantime would be Asdrubal at SS and Seager/Swisher at UTIL (I’m stacked at OF)

    Currently in 1st Place

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine…

  139. Sam says:
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    Drop Hosmer for Arenado? 10 team H2H, I have Votto and Goldy at 1st and Carpenter and ARam at 3rd. I would drop Carpenter but now that he’s eligible at 2nd he’ll probably get some run there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold…

  140. John says:
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    In H2H each category league so Stanton would be taking up a critical streaming bench spot while on the DL but I’m still trying to buy low on him. Would you trade Rios or Chris Davis for him or is even that too much for the risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much…

  141. RAGE!!! says:
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    “Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated on MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that Andrew Bailey is likely to keep the closer job despite Joel Hanrahan’s return from the disabled list. “He’s active today,” Farrell said in reference to Hanrahan. “Before announcing what his role is, when he comes to the ballpark we’ll have a chance to sit down. … The one thing Joel is, he’s honest with himself, and he understands what’s going on here.”

    MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  142. Evan says:
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    No podcast yet? Is capozzi hiding in the closet Jason Collins just came out of?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’ll be up at 11 AM PST

  143. Bobby says:
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    Grey, would you use #2 waiver priority on Arenado, or wait for the inevitable Wil Myers call-up? My 3B are currently Lawrie and Frazier (we don’t play CI/MI).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do you think you’ll get Myers with #2? I’d take Arenado…

  144. chillmodious says:
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    Hmmm. Muy confused here. In one response above, you advocated Morse as a pickup over Gardner. Then, in a subsequent response, you listed Gardner #1 and Morse #2 out of Aybar / Gardner / Prado / Morse.

    So, um, is it Gardner or Morse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morse, depends on needs…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for clearing it up. I guess the biggest need is “whichever will hurt me least.” I was thinking Gardner originally, because of the speed element that Morse does not bring, but I really like both. In fact, I wish I could grab both–only room for one though.

  145. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME.********

  146. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Should I be worried about Hamilton or is it still too early? I didn’t draft him expecting 40 homers but was expecting 25-30 homers with a ~.280 average. Was planning to bench him today after that 0-8 but saw he’s going against Parker and his 8 ERA so going to keep rolling him out there at least for today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Early

  147. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME.*******

  148. Lines says:
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    That’s some good insight re: ESPN. Really reinforces why I’ve been avoiding their product for a few years now.

    Speaking of things I don’t miss, I dropped Jo-Fer last week, and this week’s opponent wasted his waiver priority on him. Well, not wasted wasted (it is a keeper league), but still helps me this week.

    Speaking of things I do miss, Mike Trout’s batting average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup…

  149. cheerio says:
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    Nelson Cruz & Jennings or McCutchen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  150. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME.*******

  151. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Moustakas over Ethier ROS?

  152. Jimmy Mack says:
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    My first two picks this year….Strasburg & Stanton. You can add me to that 24-hour watch…..

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