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Roy Halladay makes every hitter look like Babe Ruth right after he burped.  (Burping was the key to his success; I watched a documentary.)  Roy’s gotta hit the Disgraceful List, doesn’t he?  I mean, it’s in everyone’s best interest at this point.  Watching him is like seeing Carol Channing before someone told her to use a mirror to apply makeup.  “How’d I get this lipstick on my ears?  Maybe a dab of mascara on the ol’ chin!”  You should’ve heard me saying that line like Carol Channing in my head.  It’s just real sloppy out there right now for Roy.  If he’s not hurt, his fantasy owners may find him in a dark alley and change that.  If he is hurt, stop taking one for the team, you gamer you.  “I’m a gamer.  I grind like I’m old school, Jodeci, going riding roughshod over fantasy ratios…Horatio…Alger, in reverse.”  That’s Roy doing beat poetry.  At this point, I’d bench him against most teams until he starts piecing together something less craptastic.  You might, unfortunately, have the reincarnation of 2012 Lincecum.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Delmon Young – 2-for-3 and a homer as he was activated from the DL.  Yay.  For now, Mayberry will see the most reduction in playing time, but Charlie Manuel now has a reason to bench Domonic Brown again.  As Charlie Manuel said, “When you suck the crawdaddy’s head, salt water there, and delicious flavorings.  Suck a conch on the beach and you get sand in your mouth.”

Nick Swisher – Day-to-day with shoulder soreness.  Don’t worry, ladies, his sideburns are fine.

Ryan Raburn – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd day in a row with two homers.  Well, that was all I had to see.  Goodbye, Nolan Reimold, don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

Drew Stubbs – 3-for-4, 3 runs, and a slam & legs.  Stubbs likes his slam & legs with BBQ sauce. <–trivia!

Carlos Santana – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer as he hits .389, which is better than any hits by 311.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as Lonnie said gonnie to his third homer.  Okay, so everyone hit yesterday for the Indians.  It was a bountiful feast the Indians haven’t enjoyed in a long while.  Beware the Yankees coming to town carrying chicken pox.

Zach McAllister – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, 3.30 ERA on the year.  He’s really just a 4-ish ERA guy.  To that point, his peripherals look nearly identical to his 4.24 ERA in 2012.  So far, the only difference is his BABIP is slightly suppressed.  I don’t mind him if the match-ups are right, but he’s not an every start guy.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Guess the elbow was okay.  Looks like at least some of you dodged the wrath of The Day The World Lost Giancarlo And Those Other Guys.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks as he sang Rhett Miller’s This Is What I Do.

Zack Greinke – Threw from 90 feet.  So he’s coming back as a 2nd baseman making a throw home?  I just need 60 feet and six inches from him.  Please, Your Deity of Choice, and thank you.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Who had him ranked about 100 spots before any other site?  Yes, me.  ESPN didn’t even rank him, but I guess that’s not saying that much.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4 with a solo homer as he started for the first time all year.  When you’re in May, it doesn’t seem like from March to May is that long?  Whoa, I sound so stoned.

Joel Hanrahan – Was activated from the DL.  In the last two weeks, the Red Sox have said Bailey would keep the job, then Hanrahanananananan would get the job back, then yesterday they retracted their previous retraction and said Bailey would keep the job.  If you’re trying to sleep with the Red Sox saves, you could catch charges.  “They kept saying Hanrahan and then right before we consummated our SAGNOF… They yelled Bailey!  I know, I should’ve just went with Perkins, but I was lonely and the Red Sox seemed interested in me.”

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Salty chucked one ball down the right field line on a pick-off attempt that caused a couple of runs to score and might’ve rattled Lester, but, well, I don’t own Lester so schadenfreude!

David Ortiz – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs, hitting .500 since he returned.  This career could’ve been yours, Mo Vaughn!

Jonny Gomes – 1-for-2 with his first homer.  He’s not starting every day, but he usually gets crazy hot after he hits a homer.  Definitely keep a close eye on him.  Not a closed eye, you look like a pirate.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs with his eighth and ninth homers.  Anyone taking that bet of Edwin being better than Bautista this year?

Brandon Morrow – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He’s been close to decent his last two times out, so, as they say in the IT department, he should be all systems-a-go-go for his next start.

Nate McLouth – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  He’s hitting .346 on the year with 8 steals, .545 in the last seven days and this was his 2nd homer in three days.  McLouth must be staying at a Renaissance Inn.

Trevor Cahill – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Here’s a fun little game I call, “This guy or Roy Halladay?”  This guy, Cahill, has a 2.61 ERA.  Roy Halladay kicked your dog.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his first homer.  The Greek God of Suck has arisen because of my shaming.  You’re welcome!  Now ten more homers in the next nine days and we’d be so cool, and removing that stupid toga and putting on some pants would help too.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  I hear ya on this doode.  He’s been lukewarm garbage with a side of yawn.  I’m praying last night was Ron Popeil tapping his chest twice and pointing at us that he will repay our patience with Perez.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer and third in the last four games.  Yes, you should pick him up.  Yes, right now.

James Loney – 3-for-4, hitting .373.  I don’t know how the Rays do it every year, but it always seems like they get a 1st baseman who hits for a huge, empty average.  You’d think Keith Hernandez was coaching there.  You shouldn’t have shaved your ‘stache, Keith.  You’re fair game now.

David Freese – The Cardinals are going to give him a few days off to clear his head.  They couldn’t just give him five shots of tequila?

Jaime Garcia – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, 2.50 ERA so far, or shofar if you’re Jewish.  Hymie’s one of the bigger surprises for me thus far.  I thought this guy had injury concerns.  Well, still a long way to go before he’s even approaching 150 IP.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Might be the most yawnstipating three-hole hitter.  Scary thing is– Don’t put your head under the covers, it’s not that scary.  The scary thing is he’s only about 1 homer and 5 extra hits away from being exactly on pace for preseason projections.  25-ish homers and a .300 average just aren’t that exciting when you’re living through it.

Eric Young Jr. – DNP because the Rockies don’t want the Human Sparkplug.  Every time he’s in their lineup they explode for dozens of runs (small exaggeration) and when he’s on the bench, they lose.  You’ve roped me in, Walt Weiss, now at least you can have the decency to play him.  Give me my just desserts!

Michael Morse – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Since I don’t own him anywhere, can someone Jeff Gillooly his pinkie finger with a chicken drumstick or something?

Stephen Strasburg – Nats GM, Mike Rizzo said Strasburg won’t miss a start and his arm is “structurally perfect.”  He sounds like a James Bond villain.  Now if only the Nats can get the frickin’ laser beams on Strasburg’s arm working.

Gio Gonzalez – 4 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 9 K.  Glass half full:  he gave you over a 20 K/9 ratio.  Glass half empty:  he mucked up your ERA and your WHIP.  Glass full of reality: your league doesn’t count K/9 and your staff ace has a 5.34 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP on the year.  Now where’s my glass full of scotch?

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd homer.  I wouldn’t say it’s set in carbon like Han Solo, but Andrelton has been towards the top of the lineup recently and was hitting lead-off yesterday.  Hello, value, would you like a boon?

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs as he picked up the slack that Justin Upton left with an 0-for-2 and zero RBIs.  That Justin Upton is a bum!

Chris Johnson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .369 in 84 ABs.  For those worried about playing time, those 84 ABs are enough to qualify him for the batting title (if the season ended 5 months early) and Johnson would be leading the league.  For serious.

Giancarlo Stanton – Was diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.  I believe that means in three weeks his hamstring will know its times tables.

A.J. Pierzynski – Sat out yesterday with oblique soreness.   Would’ve never happened had he been Pierzynsnowshoe.

Chris Carter – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, now batting .227.  If he can bat his weight this year, you’re in for a really cheap Willingham-type season.  Or as Carter calls him, Eatingham.

Alex Avila – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  Looks like the two days off this weekend to get his head right might’ve worked.  Or maybe something Miggy did is making AA want to make amends.

Prince Fielder – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Miggy also hit his 4th homer.  Can the Astros, Padres, Mariners and Marlins put together one team that could beat the Tigers in a best three out of five?  Selig should remove the toupee and try a salary cap.

Peter Bourjos – Because the Angels-A’s Monday game went until the crack of Dawn Wells, I wasn’t able to update all player statuses.  Bourjos hit the DL with a hamstring injury.  I’m beginning to think Bourjos has Mat Gamel Disease.  The warning signs of that are, “Once a player gets a nice position in the lineup and an everyday job, they get hurt,” and diarrhea.

Krispie Young – Also, hurt in the late A’s-Angels game.  Did they play that game in a steel cage?  Is 20/20 gonna have a special about baseball being fake?  I got questions, y’all!

Coco Crisp – A game that saw Crisp and Krispie go down should’ve seen Eric Sogard and Eric Soggyer do well.

Jarrod Parker – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  It’s two steps forward, but after he took about twenty giant steps back I’d want to see more.

Cody Ransom – Third homer this week.  If I’ve mentioned Cody Ransom more than once in a week, it means only one thing.  He’s lying on your sofa, watching Locked Abroad?  No, Random Italicized Voice.  He’s a hot schmotato.

David DeJesus – 1-for-5 with his 4th homer.  If you remember, he was mentioned a lot last week as a hot bat.  Well, he’s still going.  Groove is in the DeJesus.

Yonder Alonso – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  Yawnder’s been perfectly acceptable, but if owning him gives you an erection longer than 4 hours, seek medical attention.

Mat Latos – Nursing hip tightness.  Reds say he shouldn’t miss a start, but they will be monitoring his hips.  Mean’s while, I will monitor his wife’s hips.  Hubba hubba, Mr. Lover Lover.  “Hey, Dallas, you ever been to Cali?  How about riding a mustache out here?”

Gaby Sanchez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  If Jason Collins dates Gaby, is that gay?  I guess if their balls touch.  Basketball to baseball, I mean.

Andrew McCutchen – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Well, maybe it’s best you didn’t slide through that McCutchen Buy Low window after what happened to Giancarlo.

Starling Marte – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  It’s still so early to be thinking about this, but since I can’t ever have anything nice, I keep thinking about how expensive Marte is gonna be next year.  I need to tell my shrink about these Marte pangs.

Russell Martin – 2-for-5 with his 3rd homer in the last three games.  Are the Pirates and Brewers playing with a Wiffle Ball?  Oh, wait, it’s Gopher Ball McGillicuddy…

Marco Estrada – 5 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m beginning to think (Fill-In-Name) vs. the MIA Marlins is a better starter than Estrada.  Doode is scared to throw pitches off the plate.  We need a hybrid of YoGa and Estrada.  I will call him Downward Facing Estrada and he will be awesome and walk people in the right situations and bake me Snickerdoodle cookies.  Hey, it’s my hybrid!

Yuniesky Betancourt – 1-for-5 with his 6th homer.  At some point the heavens are gonna open and say, “Yuniesky?  He’s not good.  Let me fix his home runs per fly balls.”  Yes, God is Bill James.  Look at the beard.  It’s obvious.

Jean Segura – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Jean Segura, the silent film actor, speaks with his bat, and title cards, “Get the cops!  They’re robbing the bank!” holds hankie to forehead histrionically.

Rickie Weeks – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Right there is a good week for Weeks.

Jeremy Hefner – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Exhibit A for Fill-In-Name vs. the MIA Marlins.

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer as he bats .222.  I’ve been actively trying to buy Beltre low for the last two days, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen.  It was Choo for Beltre.  Was addressing both of our needs and seemed totally fair.  I even offered to throw in Moustakas and Arenado so they had a 3rd baseman.  Very, very, very fair, right?  (Yes, I’m doing this blurb as a last ditch effort to make it happen).

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-3, run and RBI.  Without even looking, I immediately knew this game was in Arlington.  Moreland likes home cooking and long walks on the beach.  Mostly just the home cooking.

Dewayne Wise – 4-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Much better day than his brother, Other.

Kevin Slowey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  In fairness to the Astros, Marlins, Twins and Padres, the Mets hitting won’t be reaching into any team’s chest Kali Ma-style any time soon, especially when John Buck sits.  Yes, I know how weird that sounds.

Chris Nelson – Yankees are showing interest in Chris Nelson.  The Yankees basically show interest in anyone that is released by another club.  In the biz they call that, “Not funny but true.”

Mark Teixeira – Best case scenario for his return is now June.  To recap, Jeter was supposed to be back in March, he’s aiming for late-July.  Tex was supposed to be back late-April, he’s aiming for June.  A-Rod was aiming for July and ended up with a girl named, Butch.

Curtis Granderson – Aiming for a mid-May return.  Imagine he returned with the Lindbergh baby.  Remember, I broke the story first.

Kevin Youkilis – Did you know his last name is a portmanteau of his mother’s name “You” and father’s name “Suckilis?”  You didn’t know that?  It is.  Anyway, he was placed on the DL.

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Hasn’t done much of anything thus far, but for those struggling at MI, Nunez could become a hot schmotato and steal 5 bases in a week.

Hiroki Kuroda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Astros.  After he cleared the Astros’ table, Kuroda spatula-flipped Jose Altuve into his chef’s hat.

  1. Cataract says:
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    Greycarlo Nicely done – lets see about hanram.

    • mc serch says:
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      @Cataract: I took HanRam in the 10th round of a 12 teamer….hope the reaping began last night

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @mc serch: Me too

  2. Gabe says:
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    Im in need of some help!

    I could use another SP (relying a little to much on hallday) so i need to drop a bat to grab one…
    How sold are you on hosmer turning things around? and swisher putting uo his expected numbers? or would you drop arenado and hope his upside doesnt happen?

    also which 2 out of Everth cabrera, rutlidge, and eybar would you want? (i could use some steals so i like Cabrera…

    • Catatatrout says:
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      @Gabe: sounds like your teams in trouble. Drop hosmer. Plenty of better value until he gets things going

      • Gabe says:
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        @Catatatrout:

        Swisher isn’t doing much better… u dont think hosmers potential makes him worth more then swish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gabe: I’d hold Hosmer… EverCab, Rutledge…

      • Jack Napier says:
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        @Grey: The Austin Powers/Dr. Evil reference on Strasburg was hilarious. Thanks for another dose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… No problem…

  3. troy says:
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    really think joyce and raburn are own able outside of al only leagues?

    • chunk says:
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      @troy: The Joyce enthusiasm did surprise me a little…

      • Troy says:
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        @chunk: almost seemed sarcastic on both that’s why I had to ask. I understand Joyce because of split and only playing against righties. But still wanted to ask to make sure

        • charlie batch says:
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          @Troy: hes hot. grab while hot.

          • BTD says:
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            @charlie batch: Agreed. I’m in a 16-teamer and grabbed him. Once he’s not in the top 200-ish for a week, back in the pool…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: You don’t have to own either all year… OWH: Own while hot…

  4. Jacks says:
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    Jaime was a screaming buy to me this year given his 2.9 FIP and 12% swinging strike last year despite injuries. The saber stuff works sometimes.

    Team is doing well except for Haren, Halladay and my horrible closers: Street, Putz and Cishek. That’s what I get for dumpster diving for value. H and H cost me $4 a piece. I might give them another couple of weeks before I trade em in (and only because we have limited FA moves for the year and a tight salary cap).

    I’m guessing Gibson sticks with Putz nominally but gives the next few chances to someone else while Putz puts his house in order? With 3 candidates, Hernandez, Reynolds and Bell, don’t know if there is a safe play for me. Gibson is a “feelsy” guy so he might go with Reynolds who has gotten it done lately, but I doubt he wants to lose a LOOGY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jacks: I’d go with Hernandez… Wasn’t a save situation last night but Putz has had issues…

  5. Thomas says:
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    Do you think Weeks will start to pick it up? Should I drop Kelly Johnson for him or hold onto Kelly in a H2H league?

  6. ferris says:
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    Give me permission to drop edwin jackson in my nl-only for some 8th inning garbage like broxton, storen, rosenthal etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: I’d hold in NL-Only

  7. Grey — I was traveling and so I read the last two roundups together this morning. Regarding yesterday’s roundup, I was actually in Tehran for work around 5 years ago and, believe it or not, the A Flock of Seagulls song “I Ran” really is popular there! Not like the national anthem, of course, but they play it at parties all the time and people kind of sing along (“mumble mumble mumble I-RA-AH-AN! I-RAN! mumble mumble…”).

    I love listening to people who don’t speak English sing along to English-language songs. It’s a hobby.

    Oh, my question? Yes, um, who do you like more as a source of cheap power going forward between Reddick, Chris Carter, and Viciedo. I could also add Joyce to the list, but I’m thinking he’s more of a one- or two-week pickup.

    Thanks!

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Enrique: Reddick although slumping right now, is still the most usefull package of those guys.

    • BTD says:
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      @Enrique: Flipped a coin and it came up tails.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Nice! Reddick… Joyce is a two week pickup…

  8. Curt says:
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    I got Ryu in the 2oth round in my 14 team keeper league, Thank you, sir!!!!……My fellow league mates will Ryu the day they passed on him.

  9. Kevin says:
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    No Putz mention?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: It wasn’t a save situation…

      • Grey's Mom says:
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        @Grey: yes it was..

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey: they were up 1-0 at the time…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crap, my bad… Well, I would’ve written a blurb on him then… I thought it was tied… He’s still the closer though, and Hernandez should be owned…

  10. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, now i have a problem. 10 teams, 8×8, holds and saves. (No bench bet to drop).

    SP Shields
    SP Peavy
    SP Beckett
    SP Morrow
    SP Gallardo
    SP Johnson
    SP Lynn
    SP Miller

    RP Henderson
    RP Bailey
    RP Frieri
    RP Putz
    RP Rosenthal

    DL Hanrahan

    Well my problem is, Hanrahan is activated and i dont know who to drop for him. I actually tend to drop Hanrahan himself! My other problem is that i am fed up with Putz and i am not sure if he is able to right the ship this year. Bottom line is i want Mujica and Cashner. Do i have anyone to drop for these guys? I cant drop Rosenthal he is my only source for holds.

    Thanks

    • @Moscowitz: Hellofva problem. On the positive side, if you have both Bailey and Hanrahan you get a net 1 closer between then and 1 net holds guy, since when one isn’t closing it’s assumed the other would still pitch in high-pressure situations. Maybe you should drop Rosenthal to free a spot and try to trade Putz + an SP or a second reliever in a 2-for-1 deal to open up a new spot.

      You mightn’t get Rosenthal back but finding someone for holds isn’t too great a challenge (Rosenthal’s more attractive than most holds guys because he could end up being the closer if he pitches better and Mujica stumbles, but it doesn’t sound like that’d help you if it happened).

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Enrique: Yeah, thanks for trying but i am still sitting here, trying to figure out what to do :)

        I mean everything would be much more easier when i knew Bailey would run away with the closer job as i wouldnt hesitate to drop Hanrahan. Rosenthal i have a soft spot for and his upside is huge. I would take him over a non closing Hanrahan any day.

        aside from this problem, what do you think about Mujica and Cashner? Do you see any room for them on my roster? As much as i like to own them, i really dont see anyone to drop. In this league we play with limited transactions so i have 38 moves left for the whole season so whatever i do, i, atleast to a certain extent, have to look for ROS stats. I can not stream and can not grab anyone who is catching fire for two weeks and drop him when he turns cold.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz:

      Grey?! Come on man..i know this is a f..d up shituation but dont overlook me :)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Moscowitz: Not right now, you have more than enough closers… Josh Johnson would be my first drop though…

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Grey:

          ..but you wouldnt drop Johnson for Cashner right?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not yet

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Do you see any reasonable move i can do to get Cashner and Mujica? Do i have anyone to drop?

  11. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    12 team h2h category league, I dropped Morse for Mclouth, is that a bad idea? Who do you like more going forward? I like Mclouths 20/20 potential but Morse seems like he could hit 35ish homers. Thanks.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist:

      mclouth has 20/20 potential ?
      what year is this , 2008 ??
      he’s 32 years old .
      seems highly improbable .

      • Kim Jong Un says:
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        @Moscowitz: His last season with 500+ ABs, McLouth had a great year and he is currently under a 1-year contract. Not to mention he is hitting in front of Adam Jones and Chris “RBI” Davis. Not to mention he never strikes out. What I’m saying is I think there’s a chance he has a great year.

        ALL OF THAT said, I feel Morse has a lot more upside and will have way more power. Does your team need speed or power more?

        • sanfran1966 says:
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          @Kim Jong Un:

          Morse is always hurt too… May work great for you.

  12. Bravehater says:
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    It had to be asked. Asdrubal or Andrelton (or stay with Rutledge)

      • cgsf says:
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        so, asdrubal over rutledge? it definitely looked like he might be coming to life lately…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re a coin flip…

  13. Piranhaman says:
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    Grey, i like your daily summary.

    can i have your advice?

    i have got 3 3B. Zimms, Frazier, Middlebrooks.

    i’m still expecting those guys’ good season.

    now Zimms will be back this weekend, Frazier is in cold time, Middlebrooks is just suck.

    my pitching is getting worse everyday. so i’m considering to acquire a solid SP for one of my 3B.

    if you were me, who to trade? and who (or which tier) can i get?

    this is my SPs.

    Matt Cain, Latos, Samardzija, Medlen, Minor, Cobb, W. Chen.

    thanks for reading. show me your talent :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piranhaman: Trade Zimmerman… Should get a number one-ish SP… Latos…

  14. Jamiehov says:
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    Should I be dropping Estrada for Morrow? Estradas starts are so hard to watch on @bat. “In play, runs”

    Should I drop Hosmer for Joyce? Hosmer has been so blah.

    Thanks!

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Jamiehov: ugh – following games on “At Bat” can be really painful. There is no more of an emotional rollercoaster than “in play run(s)”

      When you are following a pitcher, seeing that pop up is like the taking of your first born.

      And when you see it when watching one of your hitters, is like 2 chicks at the same time man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: Go to Morrow… Hold Hosmer

  15. Joey belle says:
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    Rios or David Ortiz ROS?

  16. JRT says:
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    Argh!! I picked up Krispie last week to temporarily replace Heyward. Mind you, this is a weekly set head to head and I just lost Stanton too. Oh and I already save Grienke on the DL.

    So, just a warning, when goldschmidt, choo, Rutledge and/or rizzo also gets hurt, my apologies to all of the razzball universe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JRT: Damn you in advance…

  17. papasmurf says:
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    Much street cred to you on Ryu. Hopefully second time around the league he’s just as good.

    I had 5 SPs all scheduled to pitch yesterday so I sat Tim Hudson vs. WAS (Gio). Started Lester though… Could have still had a W but happen to also have Tazawa (2ER, BS) for HLDs…

    Then I benchd Stubbs (RF backup to Stanton) vs. Halladay. Stubbs has been slumping terribly, cannot hit RHPs, and Roy been pitching well lately. So naturally, he’s got the slam n’ legs and has his best game of the year.

    And then Putz blows Cahill’s win…

    Some smurf just lost a few teeth as papasmurf had a few mushroom moonshines too many.

  18. yeshcheese says:
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    I’d consider choo/arenado for beltre. Dude must be a Mr Roto position scarcity believer. But dude might be doing you a favor. Beltre is regressing to his age!

    Positions aside, what do you think of Andrelton for Ike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yeshcheese: Thanks for trying for me! I’d take Ike…

  19. Whatever says:
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    Grey,

    in a 10 team AL only, i need speed in a bad way:

    who would you rather trade for Rajai Davis: Moreland or Carter?

    If the other owner insists on Carter would you do it? Thanks.

    • BTD says:
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      @Whatever: Yes and yes.

    • Kim Jong Un says:
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      @Trevor Bauer: You will soon burn in depths of atomic ashes for your gave words have angered the mighty spirit of the human laborer

    • Prezii says:
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      @Trevor Bauer: go walk the marlins lineup bum!

  20. Frank Lynch says:
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    Whats up Grey.. Hey I can’t believe you didn’t mention Hammel or Castro. Hey I know, I, listened to u a couple weeks ago when you told me n everybody else to hop on that Hammel train!! LOL.. 2 wins later with no regret

  21. Scottie O. says:
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    Got Stanton on the DL; need an OF. Who you like better:

    Raburn
    Or
    Joyce

    • Gavin says:
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      @Scottie O.: Joyce and not very close

  22. dzigga says:
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    Grey, I have room for one SAGNOF in an OBP league. Don’t care if they play every single day – I just want them for good steals matchups (like EYJ vs Lilly/AJ Ellis – WTF Walt Weiss??). I own EYJ right now and like his OBP, hate his manager.

    So how would you rank these? Eric Young, Krispie Young, Drew Stubbs, Aaron Hicks.

  23. Kim Jong Un says:
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    Zack McAllister ripped the minors a new one and he’s been consistent from start to start this season. He wasn’t hyped because he’s not a burner, but I think this season he’s for real.

    Kim Jong out

  24. mhfella says:
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    First, nicely done on the call of Marte over Cain. That’s been really helpful to my fake team.

    Add Raburn or Weeks for some temporary 2B hotness?

    Speculative stash of Reynolds or David H. in case of a Putz demotion?

  25. Gavin says:
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    Please rank ROS: Cobb, Cahill, Medlen, Minor

    • BTD says:
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      @Gavin: I’d go Cobb, Medlen … then … Cahill, Minor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gavin: Medlen, Minor, Cahill

  26. Lob Ball says:
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    Doanldson or Arenado at the hot corner? Don’t need speed or runs but need help with average, RBIs, and HRs.

  27. Cromwewc says:
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    Great site – first time commenting/asking for help.

    Really thin at MI due to Jeter’s DL extension and Aaron Hill. Starting Rutledge at SS. Platooning Kelly Johnson/Marwin Gonzalez.

    Anyone to target via waivers? Ackley, Gyorko, Bonifacio, Crawford are out there.

    I could trade but MI is thin for everyone – does Cuddyer for a Carpenter make sense? It’d leave me with Hosmer at CI. Other trade chips include Fowler, Beltran, Choo.

    My team is doing well but don’t want MI to drag me down until Hill gets back.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cromwewc: Thanks! Gyorko over Marwin… I’d take Carpenter, it’s fair…

      • cromwewc says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! I was offered Phillips for A-Gon. What are you thoughts on accepting and just using Cuddyer & Hosmer, plus whomever off waivers (Carter, Jones) at 1st and CI?

        I was thinking hold and see if the Carpenter trade is accepted – but I’ll grab Gyorko.

        Thanks again, great site.

  28. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Please advice which option is better to add with Stanton on DL:
    Hosmer, Garrett Jones, Yonder Alonso,, Wells, Nava, Joyce and Chris Johnson.

    Thanks for the help!
    Chris

  29. Later Tater says:
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    hello grey

    great roundup, as always

    please comment on this trade prop i received:

    yahoo 12 team 5×5 h2h league

    i give : rizzo, donaldson, torii

    i get: r zimmerman, heyward and infante

    donaldson is my starting 3b, rizzo and torii are util/bench guys, my OF is holliday, austin jackson and BJ

    i was thinking just do rizzo plus 1 other for zimmerman, but is this one with heyward so good that i should take it and not take a chance that the other owner rejects my counter-offer?

    thanks a lot

    • Gavin says:
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      @Later Tater: Why would you rather do Rizzo +1 when you’re getting Heyward and Infante for a garbage throw in? Take the trade, take it man!

      • Kim Jong Un says:
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        @Gavin: I just have to say that Torii Hunter is the most under-appreciated batter in fantasy baseball. Find me someone more consistent. He probably was drafted way higher than Hunter. The dude is a lock for 80/20/80/.300 year in and year out. Plus, he hits behind Austin Jackson and in front of Miguel “Grande Juevos” Cabrera and Prince Fielder. My kind of fantasy every-man.

  30. Curtis says:
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    Time to drop Uggla for Raburn or (insert other flier MI here)? My AVG is struggling enough without Struggla dragging it down further.

  31. Fa Fa Flunky says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you prefer in a keeper, Rutledge or Frazier?

  32. Nick nice says:
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    Drop Rutledge for kipnis ???

    • BTD says:
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      @Nick nice: No, but drop someone else for Kipnis.

  33. chillmodious says:
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    Ey Grey Grey (still can’t shake the Hurricane Chris…dah!), need a little guidance here…

    1. Cashner or Kyle Kendrick for the next month or so (and possibly beyond)?

    2. In a 10team H2H, pick one for now: Reddick / Mostsuckass / Rickie Weeks / Ichiro (I keep waiting for Reddick to come around, but he’s been killing me)

    3.

    4. Would you rather have a 7th SP/streamer or Brett Gardner as a bench bat/getaway day fill-in?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: 1. Kendrick 2. Mostsuckass 4. Brett Gardner

  34. nycs10011 says:
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    Roto w/ OBP Andrelton Simmons or Asdrubal Cabrera?
    Thanks as always!

  35. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Whichi of the following players would you offer to get Cain, would you offer Cingrani, Hudson, Iwakuma, Scherzer? In what order?

    Do you think Cain will rebound?

    thanks, Keep strong,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Hudson, Iwakuma or Cingrani… Yes… You too!

    • jcutiger says:
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      @Chris:

      Wouldn’t trade Scherzer for Cain, no way.

  36. Commish Cauda says:
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    Always love the 80’s references…

    “The stones will be found Mr. Jones…YOU WON’T!!..Muhahahahahaaaaaa!!”

    Though you may have gone a little too far back with the Lindbergh baby for the core fantasy demographic? High marks, though, Mr. Hackensack, for incorporating fantasy baseball, US history and NJ.

  37. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    Which side?

    Matt Cain & Mike Mousakas FOR Homer Bailey & Todd Frazier

  38. Swaz says:
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    The sole reason I own Ryu is because of this site’s recommendation. For this I thank you. Hadouken!

  39. CL says:
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    Grey: You holding Estrada and Cobb for a bit? Or are roster spots opening up for me? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: In most leagues, yeah…

  40. Steve D. says:
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    10 team redraft, 5×5 scoring. I need to swap some pieces to consolidate some slots.

    Right now have Cano/Segura/Kipnis/Ramirez to play out of 2B and 2B/SS slots and 3 third basemen in Seager/Lawrie/Arenado to play in the 3B slot.

    Anyone have any ideas? Who should go and who should stay?

    C Salvador Perez, KC
    1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari
    2B Robinson Cano, NYY
    3B Kyle Seager, Sea
    SS Jean Segura, Mil
    2B/SS Hanley Ramirez, LAD
    1B/3B Mark Trumbo, LAA
    OF Bryce Harper, Wsh
    OF Matt Holliday, StL
    OF Yoenis Cespedes, Oak
    OF Brett Gardner, NYY
    OF Josh Willingham, Min
    UTIL Brett Lawrie, Tor

    Bench Jayson Werth, Wsh OF
    Bench Jason Kipnis, Cle 2B
    Bench Nolan Arenado, Col 3B

    P Mat Latos, Cin
    P Kris Medlen, Atl
    P Jon Lester, Bos
    P Hiroki Kuroda, NYY
    P Wade Miley, Ari
    P Tony Cingrani, Cin

    P Mariano Rivera, NYY
    P Addison Reed, CWS
    P Rafael Betancourt, Col

    DL Kyuji Fujikawa*, ChC RP DL15

  41. Oppo Taco says:
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    hey grey, in a 5×5 12 team keeper. My team is near the top in HR and last in avg. The strasburg owner is dead last in power. Trade Jose Bautista for Strasburg 1 for 1? He also has Price which seems a little safer given Stras’ forearm probs. What player of the 3 would you prefer going forward for my lineup?
    C – mig montero
    1b – goldy
    2b – phillips
    3b – Arenado
    SS – Peralta
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – J Upside
    OF – Jose Bautista
    Util – Dom Brown
    Util – BJ Upton
    DL – zimmerman
    DL – Bourn
    SP – Madbum, Shields, Harvey, Ogando, Cigrani, Corbin, Cashner, Haren,
    RP – Street, Holland

    Thanks!

    • mc serch says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I’d hold…you’re team looks pretty solid…maybe sub in someone off waivers for D. Brown to help with avg?

  42. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    @Grey, would you rather have Ethier or Garrett Jones?

  43. AA says:
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    Marte or Gardner ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA: Marte

  44. Spencer says:
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    ROS, Pence or Starling Marte?

  45. dk says:
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    For roto, pick 1 player for the next 7 days:
    Gee @MIA & vs CHW
    Grimm vs CHW & @MIL
    Hammel @LAA

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Hammel

  46. El Guapo says:
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    Martin Prado, Arenado, or Joyce?

  47. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Morning!
    Pierzynski or R. Maryin rest of the way?
    Have a Grey day!

  48. Project Merkin says:
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    Greybuns,

    Ga-reattt call on starting Ryu last night (actual pronunciation is “Roo”, according MLB network, but I think I’m going to keep flip flopping between about 8 different pronunciations, like the rest of America)

    I’m taking a guess that you like Kendrick vs M.I.A. tomorrow?

    And we’re rollin with Christian Bailey against STL today right? Even though his one shellacking came by their hands, also in a day game….

    • mc serch says:
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      @Project Merkin: Bailey’s stats at Busch are worse by far than at any other ballpark, plus he got crushed there earlier this season, plus he seems to pitch worse in day games….since he is a good pitcher who appears to be coming into his own he may be fine today, but the safe play seems to be to sit him. which is what I will be doing…

  49. Clint says:
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    What’d you make of Hammel & Quintana’s starts? Currently, my starters are giving me headaches with those 2, Morrow, Lester, Gallardo, Shelby Miller, and CJ Wilson on my roster.

    McLouth, Cain, and Seth Smith are on waivers and I’ve got Dominic Brown to burn, so are any of them worthy of an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Lose Wilson for Hammel… Cain over Brown

      • Clint says:
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        Thanks as always Grey!

  50. Billy B-Cup Butler says:
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    Hey Grey and/or fellow Razzers,

    12team, standard daily H2h, 3OF two UTIL

    I was offered Trout and Price for my Prince and Wilhelmsen. No brainer right?

    My other OFer are JUp, Braun, Choo. Ike or Frazier at 1B. My ace is currently Scherzer.

    Appreciate any input!

  51. Steady says:
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    I just got A-gon in a trade for frazier kipnis and estrada… I was thinkin of then trying to flip him for either goldy or fielder… is goldy straight up fair? and then for fielder and maybe a bench bat fair? they are both on the same team..

    So should is it worth trying to flip for goldy straight up or should i reach for fielder or hold for now

    thanks grey

    • Gavin says:
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      @Steady: Soooo you’re saying who would you rather have? A-Gon, Goldy or Fielder? Reverse order and maybe you have an answer.

      • Steady says:
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        @Gavin: true hahaha…. but because its the same guy Ill try for fielder and if that doesnt work out then would you rather have goldy or agon and is that straight up a fair deal

        • Gavin says:
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          @Steady: It’s fair. I’d rather have Goldy.

  52. Banders says:
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    Which side wins?

    Freeman – HanRam – Greinke or Bautista – Starlin – Teixeira

  53. mc serch says:
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    Be careful what you wish for my man, EYJr playing time could come at Rutledge’s expense….I owe my Ryu ownership to you, took him in 23rd round with last pick! Thank you for that. Now what? Sell high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch: That’s true… Can you sell him for anything? No one believes him do they?

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey: that was gonna be my next question…who to target? need more speed, but dont a SAGNOF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @mc serch: Can try Coco now that he’s DL’d… He’ll return fine in about 3 weeks…

          • mc serch says:
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            @Grey: how about Starling Marte?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Marte…

  54. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Who do you like more as a fill-in for Giancarlo: Joyce or Kubel?

  55. Chris says:
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    Grey – non-baseball bit – I just saw yesterday’s recap with reference to The Golem.

    Have you ever read the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon? I think you would enjoy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Yeah, great book…

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Carnac: HA! I was going to do a CC clip, you have taken the cake

  56. Birdis says:
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    Pick 2 of these OF: Rasmus, Quentin, Delmon Young, Duda

    • Birdis says:
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      @Birdis: Throw Soriano on that list, too….

  57. 3dollarcraps says:
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    Excellent read as usual. Please rank the following, H2H points league. Thanks.

    1) M Young, N McLouth, M Joyce, S Smith

    2) M Scutaro, J Donaldson, Z Cozart, B Crawford

  58. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Also, are you starting Jordan Zimmerman against ATL tonight? The SON does not like the matchup for him. Justin Upton hasn’t hit a homer in two games I think, so he’s probably due for a 4-homer game tonight.

  59. Frank Lynch says:
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    Who do you think is the best of the 3 relievers in a h2h points league?? 20 points for a win n 8 for a save. O’ Flaherty, Kenley Jansen or Tanner scheppers?

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      I’m loving O’ Flaherty cause he grabs wins and he’s just a reliever and on a great team. Plus he has A ton of fantasy points cause like I said we get +20 for a win. Unless you see a down side or if you think Scheppers is better? Cause he has the same qualities I just mentioned..

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Cool. Well I get 5 bench spots and right now I have 2 for batting. When Zimmerman comes back that will leave me with Hafner n Donaldson on my bench. Do you think I should drop one of them for Jansen? If so then which one? Unless I should drop A pitcher but they all are doing good. If I pick up Jansen that will give me 12 pitchers
        mat latos
        Iwakuma
        Hammel
        Samardzija
        Justin Grimm
        Shelby Miller
        Cain
        Corbin
        Dempster
        Jim Henderson
        Mujica

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Donaldson

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          I always take and value your opinion but I was wondering, What don’t you like about O’Flaherty?? Only asking cause he look so good on paper

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Jansen’s better

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          What about who I should drop for him. Keep those guys n forget about the pickup or which one would would u drop? it’s in what I wrote above

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            Oh Sh#t my bad I missed it… Thanks buddy

  60. Not THAT Chris. says:
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    Grey – some alliterative advice re: Mrs. Latos: I’d double deck that dental dam.

  61. which side:

    Ian Kennedy Uggla or Kipnis McLouth Kyle Kendrick?

  62. Warren says:
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    Great stuff as always Greychacho

    Kipnis or Weeks ROS?

    Simmons over Everth if he is leadoff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: Thanks! Kipnis… Simmons if leadoff

  63. scott says:
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    Someone just dropped Tommy Milone… drop Villanueva for him??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: They’re match-ups guys

  64. Babs says:
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    6 man keeper league: Just got offered Giancarlo Stanton for Matt Moore.

    My pitching is probably worse than my hitting, but I just loooooove GIANCARLO. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Babs: I’d hold

  65. Targaryen says:
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    How would you feel about this trade offer. 10T H2H 6X6 (OPS & K/W ratio) Sending Cliff, BJUp & Gardner for Kemp, Niece & Axford (drop) Is it Fair, should I hold onto Lee or should I bother?

  66. Dkohn says:
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    OH where or where could my Carlo be
    The lord took him away from me
    He’s on the DL so I’ve got to pick good
    So I can see my Carlo in the playoffs flash wood

    Any-whoo!

    1) Should Jim Henderson owners still be holding Axford? He’s such a waste!

    2) I know he’s your boy, and your boy is my boy, but how long a leash you giving Estrada? Should we continue to hold?

    3) In what order would you pick these guys up? Joyce, Chris Carter, Chris Johnson, Rayburn. (I’ll never let go Eric Young Jr., I’ll never let go!!!!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Ha…. 1) Yes 2) I’m holding for now 3) Carter, Joyce

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Dkohn:

      if Grey recognizes the name of that song , it’ll prolly bring him to tears .

  67. TheNewGuy says:
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    No question but you missed some of our comments late yesterday, just wanted my rant to be heard yo! Here it is enjoy:

    I wonder what AVG Dunn will have to drop below to mean he can be dropped below Paulie.

    Seriously .148 right now. What team has a cleanup hitter hitting .148!? From a frustrated Konkerko and Rios owner…Dunn stop killing the ralllies!

    I think the only reason they even still play that big fat piece of crap is because of the contract. Loved my deal I got last year in my keeper when I traded him( after his early hot streak) and May for Altuve and Castellanos. Result!

  68. Wilsonian says:
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    Wan Carlo’s injury has me buggin’ plus I have two YAWNSTIPATING SPs that I kinda want to cut.

    I DL’d Stanton and picked up Joyce per your recommendation. Raburn is out there and he’s kinda got that twinkle in his eye right now that he was supposed to have in Detroit. I have Quintana and Jo-Fer and I’m debating on ditching both of them for Raburn and Parker. I know Parker has been shizz, but if he can right the ship and look like it’s 2012 again he could be a sneaky pick up in a 16 teamer.

    If I dropped both SPs for Raburn and Parker, my rotation would be: Price, Moore, Niese, Cingrani, Dempster, Parker, A.Bailey, Wilhelmsen, Veras, Mujica

    What’s the good word?

  69. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts:
    Greg Holland
    Brewers closer (both Axford & Henderson are available)
    Bailey
    Chris Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Holland, Perez, Henderson

  70. Nick nice says:
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    Quentin or kubel??

  71. MoneyMike says:
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    Who do you guys like ROS, Segura or Aybar?

  72. Help Me Jesus says:
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    just got offered Carpenter for Cobb 6×6 roto. My SP – Price, Scherz, Miley, Minor, Villanueva, Cobb. My 2B is Walker and the guys out there are Infante, Scutaro, Ackley.

    Carpenter has slumped the last couple of weeks, is this closer to what he is? I do like his multiposition eligibility. What about this offer? Thanks!

  73. Enter Sandman says:
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    Please rank these OF’s: Dom Brown, Michael Saunders and Quentin…..thanks!

  74. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… in a H2H where I got ratio-bombed by Estrada and others early in the week, would you take a chance on McCarthy vs. San Fran (SON $9.5) and Maholm vs. Washington (SON $4.7) today?

    • Paul C. says:
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      @chillmodious: Maholm. Not without risk, but the Nationals offense is in a funk right now.

  75. Poo Holes says:
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    Blah, blah, blah Trevor Bauer…blah, blah, blah start him…blah, blah, blah should I?

  76. Ron says:
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    Verlander
    for
    Cespedes and Cueto

    Which side you taking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Cespedes

  77. Nathan says:
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    I’m surprised you’ve said nothing about Travis Hafner lately. He could end up being this year’s Zombino. Doode’s done nothing but hit since the season started.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nathan: I’ve talked about him

  78. Steve Stevenson says:
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    CJ Wilson or Beckett? 14 tm H2H, W/L/QS count.

  79. Giacomo says:
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    Which side – Peavy and Ryu for Matt Cain?

      • Giacomo says:
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        @Grey: Thank you as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. K-Fav says:
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    Hey grey – think i should drop miguel montero for salvator perez?

  81. Sky

    Sky says:
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    No 311 love? Ouch, good band. At least their first album was when they didn’t find a way to mock their own sound.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Sky: yeah, I’m afraid of mentioning that I saw them in concert back in 1997. It was actually a good concert, even though Sugar Ray was the second act. The best act was actually a little known band (at the time) who opened for everyone…Incubus.

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Wilsonian: Incubus is poop cubes on a bus

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I blame Boyd, the rest of the band is pretty damn good.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        No joke, saw Sugar Ray after their ‘Fly’ single. The record companies had clearly written them off because they played at a county fair. People were moshing in a dusty cattle pasture to their ‘rocking’ music. Surprisingly humble and very aware of their one-hit wonderdom (before they blew up even bigger, of course). Still can’t stand their music but they seemed like a chill group of guys.

        Brandon Boyd can’t sing for $hit which is too bad because the actual band behind him is really good. ‘Sick, Sad Little World’ has one of my favorite solos and a very tight guitar line…wish I didn’t have to hear Boyd over it.

        Grey just doesn’t think people from Nebraska can be cool. He’s a Daniel Tosh disciple: http://youtu.be/yttGGrvMVlo?t=23s

        • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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          @Sky: My buddy use to play gigs in hollywood with Incubus when they were coming up, he use to make fun of them because they couldn’t play very well. shows him what matters. he was all high and mighty because he went to la county school for the arts and cal arts and could read sheet music and play any instrument. showed him

          • Sky

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            Yeah, I didn’t follow their earlier stuff. Sounded like crap the stuff I heard. Boyd trying to sound like RATM and failing horribly wasn’t something I was in to. He knows how to croon in a pretty small range and it works for his band with his looks but seriously, dig in on some of the music and it’s damn good. ‘A Crow Left Of the Murder’ was musically well done and it was clear the band was ‘ahead’ of Boyd on that album. Favorite track is Sick, Sad Little World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUSoSTaLRkI

            I ignore the vocals, the music tells a story itself.

            • jason batteiger says:
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              @Sky: i friend of mine recently got me into early incubus, it’s actually good and sounds very chili-peppers like. Also Sugar Ray’s first album isn’t bad at all. I disdain what came later with both these bands, like most.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Yeah, just not a fan. Don’t get me wrong, I like heavy but Boyd doesn’t do it for me in that area, IMHO. Music is still tight but he doesn’t have the vocal range to nail it. They sound like big Mr. Bungle fans to me in their earlier days and Mr. Bungle did it much better. Just my opinion.

                Sugar Ray kinda in the same boat but musically I never really liked the supporting cast all that much. Very static, didn’t really grow musically like Incubus did. Sorry, I’m a bit of a prig when I listen to music. Bands like Tool and Yes are some of my favorite so if I wanna hear stripped down aggression, I’d rather listen to something like The Toadies and their Rubberneck album.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: They stand for the KKK, racist!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        With a cougar who hates Indian, I thought they’d be up your alley.

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Sky: they are not as bad as grey claims, he’s just dealing with the Giancarlo/Greinke issue. I understand this because i too am dealing with this pain. it’s like someone ran you over with their car and then pulls over to come back and rub hot sauce in your eyes and kick you in the family jewels.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Don’t forget the sand they rub in your dead little eyes afterwards.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha, awesome! I was stealing a line from Archer.

            • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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              @Sky: animation is the calling card of our generation.

              On another note, i am getting really pumped for fantasy football. Murph keeps the interest up on twitter.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Can do so much more with the characters to get your point across. Archer is awesome.

                Well then you’ll like the Podcast coming out tomorrow…oops, did I say that out loud? I did, I meant to type it in my quiet voice.

                • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                  @Sky: nick announced it yesterday, spring christmas is not ruined….or would it be spring hannukah? with the gift of free agency, 3 days of draft, and a new football podcast. I just tinkled myself a little and did this just thinking about it

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dswOcb7pn6g

                    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                      @Sky: HA, I just watched it the other day, movie never gets old. When I had to take my buddy to court so he could go to jail, he knew ahead of time, I wish Youtube would had been around so i could of shared this with him

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHjlM5A1jME

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha! I hereby sentence you to 4 years in a Federal Pound Me In The Ass Prison.

                    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                      @Sky: ;I

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Did I just get emoticon’ed?

                • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                  @Sky: is that the job description to be Grey’s intern?

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    It’s under ‘other duties as assigned’.

                    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                      @Sky: I hate to ask, but what else is under the duties?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’m contractually obligated not to say…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You get up to Backstreet Freestyle from Kendrick yet? Martin had a dream! Such a great song…

                    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                      @Grey: is this part of the intern program, listening and appreciating the same music as Grey?… and Mister Albright…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, get on board!

  82. El Guapo says:
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    Gray,

    I will try to sell Cingrani and one of my SP. for a “buy low” like Cain, Price, Gio…

    Need help to rank mi SP, my No. 1 is Scherzer…
    2. Shields or Samardjiza?
    3. Shelby Miller or Bailey?

    Also have Niese and Cashner.

    NOTE: AS I HEARD IN YESTERDAY PODCAST, CINGRANI PROJECTIONS ARE ABOUT 120 IP. Thats the reason im selling… if i can get good value for him.

  83. Descartes Before the Horse says:
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    Andrelton over Gyorko at MI?

    Simmons “Hey BJ Upton, the leadoff spot called and said it was running out of strikeouts!”
    Upton “Oh yeah Simmons? Well the Gyroko store called and said they’re running out of players with a crappy average!”
    Simmons “What’s the difference? You’re their all-time best seller!”

  84. golfnut says:
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    Quick one……
    Goldschidt or Encarnacion the rest of the year?
    I can trade Encarn for Goldy straight up.

  85. jd says:
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    Aybar is off the DL today, but I don’t want to drop crawford yet, so i need to let go of a pitcher. who do you think of the following:

    j fernandez
    b colon
    b norris

    I only was streaming norris and colon, but fernandez has sucked recently and had limited innings, so wasn’t sure.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jd: Colon… Should only be streaming all of these guys…

  86. flanwagon says:
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    drop uggla for raburn?

  87. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Which side would you prefer in a 12 team dynasty league? Harvey&Cingrani or Kershaw. Thanks!

  88. TheNewGuy says:
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    Lovin your boy Segura this year….nearly didn’t even promote him this year in my keeper! Thanks for swaying me on him.

    Reckon a 15-30-.300 season is a possibility with him, or even 15-40? Or is that still kinda crazy talk right now. Anyway he’s clearly showing he can hit, can steal and has a little sneaky power too. At MI that is just mixed league goodness, helluva lot of value at that position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Not likely for either on power…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Ok well I bet he makes 10 home runs, those 2 he hit recently have been no cheapies. 10-30-.280 to be conservative…me likey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, still solid… Definitely…

  89. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    I did do that headly for butler trade it went through I feel good about it. Also are you buying low on matt cain and what would be a fair price? maybe Phillips or is that to high? Bruce straight up defiantly is to high right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: You can probably buy lower than Phillips or Bruce… Torii Hunter and a closer? That kind of thing…

      • The Dredd Pirate says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha thanks Grey also SON saying zimmermans @ATL isn’t that good. I was planning on starting him I should right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

  90. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey…
    1) start Gee @MIA today in a shallow league?
    2) start Bailey @STL in a shallow league but with innings cap?
    3) which bat to go with for the very short term…duda, c carter, saunders?

  91. Homer at the Bat says:
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    12 team mixed-league keeper, H2H points, 4 RP/team, all closers are taken, as are a very large number of 8th inning guys (holds count for 2 points). Rosters are pretty deep due to having CI/MI/5 OF/2 Util/6 SP/4 RP + 9 bench and 2 DL slots.

    After casting a wide net to cover the Detroit closerousel, I’m left with a not-so-valuable Benoit and Rondon (of course, I also have Valverde). Would you drop either/both Benoit and/or Rondon to pick up David Hernandez, Nick Franklin and/or Drew Smyly (SP/RP eligibility can be a big advantage with our points structure)?

    I already have Pestano and David Robertson on the bench as speculation pieces or potential points through holds and Ks if/when any of my current closers get traded (Veras/Chisek), hurt (Street), or lose their jobs through general suckitude (Valverde/Veras/Chisek). Is grabbing Hernandez as an additional speculation piece worth it?

      • Homer at the Bat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, oh wise mustachioed one!

  92. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    A few thoughts and/or questions:

    The Marco Estrada write-up above is Gold!

    Jean Segura is the new Starlin Castro

    Thought I got BJ Upton for a steal in my start 3 OF, points league draft, now I’m ready to cut him. I have at OF: Cargo, Gordon, Pence, Marte, Granderson (& AGon is OF eligible)
    Is Carlos Gomez an upgrade over BJ in a points league?

    Also, I have Lucroy, Ruiz, and Gattis at Catcher (only start 1)
    Is it too early to part ways with Gattis or does it seem like a good time with McCann coming back shortly? I’m looking to add either Carlos Gomez, Yonder Alonso, or Nate Mclouth as a free agent.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons: Thanks! Go with Gomez… Lose Lucroy and Gattis… Gomez and McLouth…

  93. chillmodious says:
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    With both Moose and Rickie Weeks starting to show some signs of life, I took a little closer look at their season numbers to-date, and apparently Weeks has actually been solid–batting average always being the exception with him. I was surprised, because I initially felt that Moose was the no-brainer better pick-up going forward.

    I have a vacant Utility spot that realllllllly wants me to find the best suitor. (Yes, my Utility spot talks to me. No, it hasn’t gotten over the constant yawnstipation I saddle it with.) Please help me please (almost stutterer!) my Utility spot. :-) Thanks!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Is it close to you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chillmodious: It’s tomato-tomahto at this point, yes…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: More like poo-tato / poo-tahto, amirite!?

            Thanks for the help, Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… You are!

  94. Enter Sandman says:
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    Ogando or Beckett?

  95. Another O-fer out of Espinosa. He’s starting to reak like Howie K. of last season. I cannot go through that again. Peralta, Simmons, Rayburn, Gregorius, Gonzalez, K. Johnson are all less than tempting options. Any appeal to you? Or, hold tight and the HRs & SBs are on the way?
    & always appreciate the Rhett references. Those guys still going very strong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Thanks! I’d hold tight… But you should bench him if you can for Simmons…

      • Dolemite says:
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        I own espinosa too in a 5×5, but wire is super thin…
        Ackley, raburn, getz, solano seem to be the only passible options (*shudder*)

        hold espinosa and keep playing him (weekly lineups) or pick up one of these shmucks and slot him in?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since it’s a weekly league, I’d wait until Sunday to see how Espinosa responds to benching…

  96. Matt says:
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    A guy in my league dropped Bourn. I have the 1st waiver claim and SB’s are a big need for me. Is he worth using my waiver claim on or should I hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Claim him

  97. Seth says:
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    When will Ike Davis stop peeing in my cereal? Will he even hit .250 this year?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Seth: There will definitely be stretches where he hits .250+

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Seth: I do not envision him finishing with a batting average over .246 this season.

  98. Jason says:
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    Last week I dealt away Kemp for Hamels and Bruce.

    Yesterday, traded Cole Hamels and J. Bruce for McCuttchen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully they work out for you…

  99. Will says:
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    Just flipped Cuddyer and Cingrani for Cespedes – good deal? Roto 6 x 6 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  100. robo says:
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    Wow! Dropping a Rhett Miller reference…my most favorite site just became more favoriter…or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… There ya go…

  101. EK says:
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    Peavy or Minor ROS for H2H pts?

    • EK says:
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      @EK: Also pls rank them along Niese, J. Garcia

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Peavy, Niese, Minor

  102. Doc Pounder says:
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    Would you drop Street for Perkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  103. costaricanchata says:
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    larger end of the year number :
    adam dunn’s K ‘s
    gio ‘s BB x 2
    ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Gio has within 100 walks of Dunn’s Ks I’ll send you a Carvel Fudgie the Whale cake in Costa Rica…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        are you thinking that dunn might surpass his record setting 222 ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Considering Gio has never topped 100 BBs, I think it’s a safe bet…

  104. Ecstatic Giraffe says:
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    You seem to really like Ryu, I was wondering if I should drop any of my pitchers for him. 10 team roto league, I’m second in ks but my Whip is second last.
    Scherzer
    Iwakuma
    Cobb
    Masterson
    J Garcia (dropped morrow for him)
    Peavy
    Miley
    Jim Johnson
    Kimbrel(traded rosenthal and justin maxwell for him)

      • Ecstatic Giraffe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the speedy reply

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. zzzzzz says:
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    You said you own Peavy also. Would you start him @ TEX in a 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sitting him

      • zzzzzz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Would you rank Beckett ahead of Niese, Hughes, or Villanueva?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: thinking of getting some tattoos done in the coming weeks, I need to bleed and feel the pain to deal with April ’13

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Giancarlo tramp stamp is my recommendation…

          • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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            @Grey: I was thinking Dickey three inches above the knee

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wait, your dickey with Giancarlo’s name? Good idea!

              • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                @Grey: when you eat your alphabets does everything spell Giancarlo?

                I’ll get the razzball logo

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA! Yes…

                  • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                    @Grey: If I get the Razzball logo tattooed on me do i get a free copy of who is Grey Albright and a SAGNOF T-Shirt in XXL?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, definitely…

                    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                      @Jack Hearts Sky: I already have one. It is on my neck right above my NWA tattoo (that stands for Negroes Walking Airedales).

                  • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                    @Grey: you might have to own up to that, my buddy is working his apprenticeship right now under one of the best artists around, I told him he can do some work on my legs to get better. A flaming baseball will not look weird, a portrait of Rudy would.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Rudy has a portrait of Rudy on his face, true story…

                  • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                    @Grey: hehe, Rudy’s crazy

  106. scott says:
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    ROS Marte or Mclouth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  107. captainpyper says:
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    I have granderson on the DL. Worth holding onto Jason Motte right now until grandy gets back?? I own Mujica.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Motte

  108. daniel says:
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    Got offered this deal, what do you think? 20 teams, 12 keepers each. Pretty tight on keeper spots. Gonna have to give up one of cingrani, j. Fernandez, or Bundy if I don’t make any moves.
    Send: Rizzo, Machado and Cingrani
    Get: Votto and Middlebrooks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  109. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Is BJ Upton an equal swap if I can get M. Cain right now? Neither has done much this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, if you can get Cain there…

  110. Paul says:
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    Need some help!

    Looking at a possible trade straight up: I give Samardzija and I get Edwin Encarnacion

    My pitching: Bumgarner, Waino, Sama, Ryu, H. Bailey

    Bats: Pierzynski, Goldschmidt, Kinsler, Rollins, Aramis Ramirez, Bautista, Pence, Pagan, Crisp (util) and Reddick (util).

    Should I do this upgrade and use E5 in util? 12-team mixed league using mostly standard 5×5 but with OBP, QS and K/9.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edwin

  111. Moose Out Front says:
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    Any of these guys I own more than match-up play streamers in a 12 team league? (as in should I more intend ROS roster spots for a couple of them)

    Milone
    Cashner
    KKendrick
    Hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Grey: That’s how I’m feeling. I hate dropping them at the risk of others claiming, but I don’t think I’ll be riding any of their backs as a main title ingredient and I gots to have that roster flexibility.

        Thanks for your humanistic humanitarianism on this blog.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem…

  112. FuzzyD says:
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    So i’m prospecting for speed….in a deep obp league…shall I drop chris getz for:

    1. Jordan Schafer
    2. Jarrod Dyson
    3. Craig Gentry
    4. Brandon Barnes
    5. Alexi Casilla
    6. Julio Borbon
    7. Andres Torres
    8. Gregor Blanco

    Did I mention it’s a deeeep league…thanks!

    • FuzzyD says:
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      @FuzzyD: Or maybe a possible near future call-up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gentry

      • FuzzyD says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  113. scott says:
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    Start Homer in 45 mins? Also have A Craig and Carpenter…. debating on benching 1 if I start him and plugging in mclouth vs Harang tonight… whatcha think?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @scott: Homer gets killed by the Cards. As good as he been lately im sitting this one out.

      If he deals again then he’s a start each time out grad for me.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @TheNewGuy:

        I sat Homer in the NFBC this week and rolled Zack McCallister. Cards give him his only blemish on an otherwise splendid season. I suspect he’ll pitch well as he’s been good and sometimes these one team owns a guy situations are temporary. We’ll see though.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @scott: Grey already said he would start Bailey above. If you need steals start Mclouth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Sure, bench Carp

  114. scott says:
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    Start Homer in 45 mins? Also have A Craig and Carpenter…. debating on benching 1 if I start him and plugging in mclouth vs Harang tonight… whatcha think?

  115. Mariner Mike says:
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    Cashner against Cubs tonite good play? Putz around long? Like Kendrick in rotation for awhile? Once again thanks for your help!!!!!!!

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Mariner Mike: 1. I think so 2. Gey said Hernandez should be owned above 3. I would guess Grey thinkg KKendrick should be rostered and generally started based on his responses above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Cashner… I liked Kendrick in the preseason, nothing’s changed…

  116. farcus says:
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    you like simmons or gregorius for a bench spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  117. Dan says:
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    Buy low on Matt Cain?

    Trying to trade Bumgarner/Berkman for Cain/Kimbrel
    (need help on saves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… That trade is fair…

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. The way closers have been, I didn’t want to buy one unless he had absolute job security.

  118. OaktownSteve says:
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    You know who impresses me is Mark Trumbo. The guy hit two balls @ the O this week where you don’t see balls go very often. What I like about him is that there are not a lot of moving parts to his swing. When looking for guys who are going to give consistent power I sometimes like to look at guys who are really strong in the upper body. Some guys who maybe aren’t so strong have more moving parts to their swing where the lower and upper body are doing more to build momentum behind the ball and they can go through periods where they get out of synch. But these big guys, the lower half is pretty quiet and they are efficiently bringing the barrel through the zone and just overpowering the ball. I’d expect this guy to hit 30 home runs in any year where he gets 550 ABs. His 19.2 HR/FB percentage looks like it’s very stable at the major leagues. Seems like the Angels are 100% committed to having his bat in the line up every day as they should be. He’s a defensive liability everywhere on the diamond, but shouldn’t matter for fantasy purposes.

    By the way, Albright, how many of these whipper-snappers you think got the Carol Channing reference? “Um…Tatum’s grandma?” I do a splendid Channing myself. Funny to get old and have your imitations become obsolete. Somewhere in Vegas even now Rich Little is standing in front of a sparse room pleading, “C’mon people. It’s…Dennis Day…from the Jack Benny Show!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Well, if I’m gonna reference Kendrick Lamarr, I gotta drop old obscure too… Otherwise growing up with a TV as a parent was for naught… Trumbo gets crazy cold for weeks at a time, but I do think he can get 30 homers again…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        “TV raised me and I turned out TV.”

        Homer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Oh yeah by the way, Trumbo was pretty consistent in 2011. Homers by month were 4, 6,3,6,5,5. I’m chalking last year’s bad second half up to rib/back injury rather than chronic streakiness. I’m thinking he’s very Josh Willingham.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and a handful of steals… Definitely like him, I’m the choir on this one…

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Thanks for the commentary. Beltre is a guy that comes to mind as sombody with lots of dramatic moving parts to go along with a solid dose of streaky.

      Trumbo is a draft pick I feel very very good about considergin where is ADP was. 30 HRs, good counting stats with just maybe an acceptable AVG.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Carol Channing was on Hollywood Squares quite a bit I do believe.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson:

        Love Boat. I’d bet dimes to dollars there’s a Channing and Rich Little episode as a matter of fact.

  119. J-Lef says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m sure a hold is prudent, but with the shelling of Estrada becoming more routine, would any of these guys be worth a swap:

    Detwiler
    W.Y. Chen
    Guthrie
    Kendrick
    Hughes

    or a DL’er like Garza or Chacin?

    Thankee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

      • J-Lef says:
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        @Grey: cheers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ta

  120. lord wavy says:
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    12 team league NFBC roster is as following

    J. Lucroy
    W. Castillo
    E. Hosmer
    D. Murphy
    D. Wright
    A. Simmons
    N. Aoki
    M. Cuddyer
    M. Prado
    A. McCutchen
    B. Harper
    B. Zobrist
    P. Goldschmidt
    M. Reynolds
    H. Ryu
    R. Betancourt
    J. Grilli
    H. Iwakuma
    T. Wilhelmsen
    M. Moore
    J. Zimmermann
    P. Corbin
    A. Cobb

    which leads me to my question I am lacking in power hanging on to the lead by a hair and i have no OF depth advice i am dropping bud norris and j.keppinger

    possible targets avail to add pop! pick 2
    D.viciedo
    Joyce
    d. young (phi)
    M.brantley
    C.Johnson
    D. Hernandez RP
    Chisenhall
    Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Arenado…

  121. herschel says:
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    apparently Gee didnt get the “start anyone vs MIA” memo. aint nothin but a find your way back to waiver wire, baby…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pretty surprised by this start…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Does not surprise me after the last two nights. This was the Mets’ season ending series. Season ending as far as them even pretending to contend this year. Last year they lasted until mid-July when they had a disaster in DC. One game they led in the 9th and 10th innings and lost. In one of those innings Valdespin hit a pinch hit home run. Much like when the Astros fell to 1-2, the Mets will never see .500 again this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, the Mets look terrible this year… They’re sneaky bad… You see Wright hit an absolute bomb yesterday that ended up a routine fly?

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Grey: did not watch Mets game last night

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wright crushed a ball, or what appeared like he did and it just floated out to center… It is a big stadium, but still…

  122. The Waffle Mafia says:
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    Someone dropped Aoki in a 6×6 H2H. Drop De Aza to grab Norichika.

    • Grey

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

  123. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, non-keeper. my pujols/arenado for wainwright/hanley. hanley would replace my rutledge at ss and i would move rizzo to 1b. my pitching is struggling with peavy, zimmermann, bailey, quintana, cashner and a dl’d greinke. still early or make the move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for you

  124. Be The Ball says:
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    My roster is below, I’m wondering whether to make a move to pick up any of these guys but I’m not sure who I’d drop. Here’s who I’m looking at: A. Simmons, J. Buck, E. Gattis, Moustakas, Villanueva, Fujikawa.

    C: Salvador Perez
    1B: Paul Goldschmidt
    2B: Robinson Cano
    3B: Evan Longoria
    SS: Josh Rutledge
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Shin Soo-Choo
    OF: Austin Jackson
    UTL: Kyle Seager
    UTL: Josh Willingham
    BN: Brett Gardner

    SP: Madison Bumgarner
    SP: Kris Medlen
    P: Jeff Samardzija
    P: Hisashi Iwakuma
    P: Alexi Ogando
    RP: Chris Perez
    RP: Glen Perkins

    BN: Roy Halladay
    BN: Jeremy Guthrie
    BN: Shelby Miller
    BN: Patrick Corbin
    BN: Andrew Cashner

    DL: Brandon Beachy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose over Seager… Simmons over Guthrie… Play Simmons over Rutledge until Rutledge is in Coors or hitting…

      • Be The Ball says:
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        @Grey:

        Okay, thanks. Would you drop anyone to stash Garza?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not right now

  125. scott says:
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    Last question. Got a good amount of confidence in Grimm as a streamer goin vs the whitesox hittin a beautiful .216 team average?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay, I wouldn’t touch him…

  126. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    What’s with the love affair that the stream-O-nator seems to have with Joe Blanton?

    I feel like every time I go looking for someone to stream and he’s pitching he’s the top guy available. Tomorrow for example the SON has him down for $19, which feels like it’s about average for his starts this year.

    Did I miss the part where Joe Blanton hasn’t sucked this year? Or any year? I mean, the guys best outing of the year so far is 5IP-7H-4ER-1BB-4K and he’s yet to pick up a win despite facing OAK, MIN and SEA. Yet the SON loves him. Does he have naked pictures of the SON??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More of a Rudy question on the SON…

  127. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    i sometime get confused by your use of the term “disgraceful list” .
    half the time , i think you’re speaking of hof nominees .

    also ,
    i still believe that wei-yin chen is a better starter than jason hammel .
    he is my new best buddy .
    tonight , he will enter the game with his new theme song :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shjAbWfjH0k

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope he rides a surfboard in from the bullpen…

  128. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    starting cashner at wigley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  129. Cheese says:
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    Rest of season, Andrus or Altuve? 8×8 (H, SLG, BB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  130. B.o.B says:
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    Coco to the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  131. tha_snazzle says:
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    Currently rotating between Ike, Moss, and Arenado for my last Util spot (the other is taken by Machado). Moss is useful because he has OF eligibility and I only have three other OFs (start 3 OF league). Should I drop any for:

    Hafner, Weeks, Aybar?

    Seems like neither Weeks nor Aybar should be unowned (12-team), but I have Rutledge at 2B and Desmond at SS. My weakest category is currently RBI.

    I could also drop a pitcher, but I don’t really like having more than 2 hitters on my bench, which is what I have now. My SPs are Yu, Moore, Zimm, Minor, Morrow, Cashner, Kendrick (streaming spot, but could keep him), Greinke on DL.

    Thanks a lot! It’s really incredible how you take the time to respond to all these comments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d say Moss is easily your most dispensable… But if he’s your only OF, I guess I’d hold… Weeks would be my pickup though… No problem….

  132. FillyP says:
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    Sup Grey?

    1) Would you trade Willingham for Morrow? If not, any other SP come to mind as targets?

    2) Who would you grab from the following? Need SP help this week:

    Quintana
    Slowey
    Colon
    Harrell
    Grimm
    Correia
    Volquez
    Tillman
    Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) It’s fair maybe Peavy after he gets beat up by the Rangers? 2) Hammel, Tillman…

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Peavy! Thanks for the vote of confidence…. lol

  133. Brickroad says:
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    12 team 5×5 standard roto year 2 of 6 keeper..

    Have Machado at 3rd and can’t keep Ryan Zimmerman next year. Have Stanton/Cargo/Aoki in 3 OF slots.

    My Cingrani/Zimmerman for Adam Jones?

    • Brickroad says:
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      @Brickroad: Had Machado in UTIL to start year and have Goldy at 1B so power should be okay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones

  134. D Rich says:
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    Grey dog just wanted to give you some props. Anyone can tell people to grab Braun or Verlander but year after year you provide me and everyone with breakout balllers! Ryu? I mean you’re a legend, I never would have thought to take him late. It’s guys like him that help win titles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  135. bees knees says:
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    grey,
    kendrick or marcum going forward? i think marcum has beetter K potential and better home park even tho kendrick has been better to date.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  136. kaiser soze says:
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    My Longo/Fowler for his Kemp/BP – who wins? I have Frazier and Machado to hold down 3B for me. Thanks bruh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

      • kaiser soze says:
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        @Grey: Would you trade Longo straight up for Kemp if you had Frazier / Machado to fill in?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  137. JDawg says:
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    V-Mart 3-for-4 with a dubs. Gotta guy in my league who is man-crushing on him. Safe to sell him off? Any deal I make will likely include Joyce coming back to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As long as you’re getting more than just Joyce…

  138. costaricanchata says:
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    haren at atlanta = $10.3
    grimm vs chisox = -$1.4
    ???
    i’d rather take my chances with grimm .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree

  139. Indecisive says:
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    Which side do you want:
    Pedroia or Kipnis & Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  140. DexterHol says:
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    @Grey Ian Desmond or Jean Segura in a standard scoring 12-team ROTO league? And do I have any chance trading for one them, giving Alexei Ramirez, Evan Gattis and Justin Masterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond…They do different things though…. I doubt it… Can try…

  141. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    @Grey

    For 6th SP, drop Cashner or Kendrick for Beckett?

    For bench bat, drop Werth for Reddick, Gardner, or Kubel?

    No specific needs, just looking for best overall player. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner… Hold…

  142. Eddy says:
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    12-team roto OBP.

    Need some speed and OBP.

    Unheard of to trade way Bruce for Segura?

    OF would be J.Upton, Holliday, Morse. Then spots for Gardner and a hot schmotatoe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a good trade…

  143. henncoop says:
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    I plan to start Bailey & J Zimmerman today …a go?
    But worried about Cashner in Wrigley …I got him in all 3 leagues …picked up on your recommendations …thanks. Do I start him today ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting them all if I own them…

  144. troy says:
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    what type of return would you expect back for matt harvey?

    • troy says:
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      @troy: also whats your outlook on dickey the rest of the season?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I didn’t like Dickey coming into the season, that hasn’t changed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A number one something… Goldy? Adam Jones?

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: For reference, in a 5×5 h2h, I traded Harvey & Ortiz for CarGo.

  145. Tom says:
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    Trade proposal- which side do you like, and is it fair?

    Ryan zimmerman and Ben zobrist
    FOR
    Dustin Pedroia and Adam wainwright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Pedroia side

  146. El Guapo says:
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    Headley + Mauer for Sandoval + Utley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

  147. FillyP says:
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    How do you feel about Willingham/Ogando for Shields? I also have Burnett, Griffin, and Niese.. though I doubt any of those would excite more than Ogando.

    Trying to bolster my staff while shedding some bench offense..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Shields

  148. I got a trade offer in a ultra-deep dynasty league … Cespedes & Arencibia for Longoria & Jaso???

    I really hate to lose Yoenis, as I acquired him almost right off the boat, but I do need a third baseman, with A-Rod out. Any hope A-Rod shocks the world??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Longo, but it’s completely fair…

    • Prezii says:
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      @mollyleekba: if your left leg was christmas…. And your right leg was new years…

      Can i visit between the holidays?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        And girl readership now down to 3…

        • Prezii says:
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          @Sky: whoops! :D

          • Kid A says:
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            @Prezii: Prezii ran out of honey along time ago and is dousing himself in vinegar.

  149. Poo Holes says:
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    Kendrys is sucking all excitement out of my offense. Drop him for any of Saunders, Joyce, Simmons, or Arenado for a UTIL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! BTW, where are you in South America? You from there or business? Just curious cause you said it the other day…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: Home base is Oakland, but I’m usually overseas for extended periods for bizzy shizzy. Last four years have been Costa Rica, Honduras (fantastic mustaches there), and now Peru. Will get some downtime for a few months in the Bay and then off to the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. Super pumped about the DR as it is baseball crazy.
        Without trying to sound mushy, you guys at Razz keep this gringo abroad quite cheery. Keep it up. Muchisimas Gracias.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Kid A: damn, I thought for certain you were locked up abroad and doing the fantasy baseball teams for the warden in exchange for toilet paper.

          • Kid A says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: My work is very similar to getting extradited from country to country for various misdeeds and indiscretions.

            I’m the Andy Dufresne of Lat. Am. fantasy beisbol:

            “You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?”

            Me neither, let me ask Grey.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Kid A: the freeway to America

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome, sounds like a nice bit of jaunting… Costarican Chata in now (obviously) in Coast Rica, he’s an A’s fan…

        • Prezii says:
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          @Kid A: its all Bay love baby!

  150. ozzzie19 says:
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    12 team mixed 5×5 roto, Rank Estrada, Hammel, Hughes, and J. Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel, Estrada

  151. joaking dead says:
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    As a Halladay owner, is it feasable to mix and match Halladay with Jarod Parker until dl stashees Pineda and Beachy come around in June. Do those 2 (Pineda and Beachy) offer anything this year. ESPN 60ft 6in ranks Beachy but ignores Pineda…what say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can try to mix and match… Only start Parker at home and bench Halladay until you see a good game… I’d forget Pineda for now…

  152. Fister Furbush says:
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    Really wanting Homer Bailey to become a Res Sox. I can see it now “Hey Homma, hey, hey Homma, throw that wicked cheese”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  153. hankg says:
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    In a 10-team league would you drop Crisp to pick up any of the following while he’s on the DL?Or am I better off holding? Thanks.

    Victorino
    Span
    Stubbs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  154. OaktownSteve says:
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    Said it before, say it again…the fact that Valdespin is not an everyday player for the Mutts is inconceivable (I don’t think this word means what you think it means). I don’t care if this guy is Murdock from the A Team nuts. Get him in the line up.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      one last thing before I spend the rest of my day *sigh* doing software demos. While I appreciate your dedication to a member of my beloved A’s, you have to be pretty worried about Reddick. I notice you’re still giving him some leash in the comments but man let me tell you he has not looked good at the plate in quite awhile. “You throw me a breaking ball below the kneecaps and buddy I’m there.” That was me pretending to be Reddick. I imagine that needed no explanation. Now I’m just stalling on this whole work thing…*heavy sigh*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You have seen Reddick way more than me, so I’ll accept I’m giving him more rope… Just feel like he’s a better long term option than a lot of guys he’s being compared to in the comments…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, was just writing something along those lines for tomorrow’s roundup… Incredible…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh? Is that for real?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Adam: what… The… Fuck…

  155. Tio says:
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    Am I crazy to drop Jarrod Parker? My staff is stacked 12 team H2H: Darvish, Latos, Harvey, Bailey, Cashner, Garcia, Iwakuma.

    Need a roster spot to activate Hanley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to drop Parker two weeks ago, so no it’s not crazy…

  156. Descartes Before the Horse says:
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    9Ks in 4 IPs? Yep! 5ER and 5BB? WTF! Nat Gio went from a National Treasure to a Wicker Man. He never should have left Las Vegas. With that control, you know he’s Wild at Heart. Insert another equally terrible Nicolas Cage movie/pun.

    Please rank the top 3:
    Cashner
    Cahill
    Estrada
    Beckett
    Hammel

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Beckett, Hammel, Cahill…

  157. Q says:
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    Planning on picking up Cashner& Cahill for 2 starts next week.

    Need to drop 2 of Pettitte, Hammel, AJ Griffin. Which 2 to drop? They are all streamers, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin, Pettitte…

      • Q says:
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        @Grey:

        Gracias, hombre.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  158. sul says:
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    Guy wants Rutledge, Henderson, and Greg Holland (hes desperate for saves, if you cant tell) for Pedroia, I have to jump on that deal right? It would only leave me with mujica as my closer and Jansen as closer in waiting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pedroia…

  159. Ron says:
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    Im thinking of trading Alex Gordon for a solid pitcher.

    1) Are these pitchers of comparable value?
    2) Most importatntly, what order would you rank these pitchers ROS.

    Shields, Samardjza, Kennedy, Peavy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Shields, Samardzija, Peavy… I wouldn’t trade him for Kennedy

  160. Slam says:
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    Someone is offering me mark reynolds and Carlos Ruiz for wilin Rosario. I’m considering it only excuse Ike Davis is killing me right now and I have domonic brown at util and it seems like only a matter of time before he gets platooned. Sal Perez is on FA as well so I could have him give me Reynolds and Perez instead. You think I should do it? League counts slugging.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine…

  161. LongoTulo says:
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    I’m in a deep and active 12 team league. Should I drop Morrow, Doubront or J Grimm to stash Liriano…or is that a reach? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimm, if you must… Wouldn’t really own either…

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @Grey: hmmmm, ok. Maybe I should grab Quentin or Seth Smith as a bench/spot starter. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smith

  162. MattTruss223 says:
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    Damn…almost got away with starting Bailey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still not hideous…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: Ever the optimist Grey!

  163. 2 Giant rings says:
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    I own Delmon Young in a deep league and I’m trying to unload him for a crappy closer but nobody is biting. Should I stoop as low as trading young for Veres or Bailey? I currently have no closers but lots of good setup relievers for vulture saves. Thank you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… I wouldn’t go worse than Henderson… A mid Brain Freeze…

  164. Ron says:
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    Closer are so freakin fickle…but if you were to rank’em for a trade you targeting them in what order?

    Bailey, Perkins, Putz, Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perkins, Holland, Putz

  165. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    What is happening in Milwaukee?

    Another HR for Betancourt, and Marte today (and Gomez)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, cray cray….

  166. UncleLarryWalker says:
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    My team has been suffering in speed, and I was looking to upgrade. Found someone willing to do McCutchen for Hamilton & Jim Henderson. I grabbed Henderson out of FA, and have plenty of SVs and HLDs available to me. Seems legit…

    Side note: Cutch was my #3 overall ranked prospect in the draft. The draft started wacky and Miggy ended up falling to me at @ 3 and I couldn’t help but take him. This move nets me Miggy, my #1 ranked player overall, and Cutch, my #3 ranked player.

    Thoughts? Pull the trigger and being my maniacal laugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McCutchen….

  167. TOFU STRANGLER says:
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    DROP VMART OR GOTTA HOLD ….?

    CHOICES on waivers are BUCK M.MONTERO ARENCIBIA MCCANN

    THANK YA

      • TOFU STRANGLER says:
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        @Prezii: im glad Gee screwed ya! (non yelling)

        • Prezii says:
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          @TOFU STRANGLER: heyy one should never wish death on another ones team. ASSHOLE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  168. ozzzie19 says:
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    12 team mixed 5×5 roto, desperately in need of a MI (have Reyes/Espinosa), strong in SP (have Bumgarner, Scherzer, Latos, Lester, Cingrani and others) and potential excess of saves (Romo, Grilli, Henderson, Marmol, Madson).

    I traded away Scherzer and Grilli and received Bruce and Rutledge (its like pulling teeth to trade in my league).

    Does this trade make Grey happy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds nice…

  169. Prezii says:
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    Damnit Gee….. Streamed him everywhere…. Am i supposed to be selling high on Marte? Guys looking pretty real to me. He just gave the Ax a couple steps back on this journey to the 9th…

    • TOFU STRANGLER says:
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      @Prezii: Im keeping Marte to replace Desmond Jennings , cause Desmond sucks .

      Marte could be one of the surprises this year. ID HOLD.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @TOFU STRANGLER: concur. I’m hanging on to him for now. Gotta ride him now unless you can get something seriously legit for him.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Wilsonian: thanks wil. So you think hes the real deal as well? Strikeouts seem to be down, which is great..

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Prezii: I know he was a pretty highly regarded talent. He looked decent last year in his time in the Bigs. He’s had a great month and looks like he’s got some discipline at the plate now. He’s got a possible 15/30/.300 kind of season coming and I’ll gladly take that. Now, if I got a good offer from a little more proven talent, I’m not saying I’d turn it down. But you probably aren’t getting what you should from him right now anyway, so just ride the horse while the gettin’s good.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Wilsonian: theres wat im lookin for! Much appreciated advice wilson!

              *leaves tip*

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Prezii: haha. Thanks. That’s just my thoughts on him. He could end up being hot bottled up garbage. But all signs point to a pretty solid season in the works, barring injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are you getting for Marte?

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: I dunno was just wanting to get some take on the guy… I havent even sent offers out because i didnt really see this coming.

        Do i ever ask real questions? Why am i even here? Will tofu ever stop yelling? I gots questions grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHAHA… I was a little taken aback at your real question… Prezii, you need a scotch and soda and hold the soda.

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: 1:46 pm? Eff it, its 5 oclock somewhere! Prolly in new zealand..

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Prezii: considering his BABIP has dropped from .478 to .402 and his BA has gone up to .321 it might be possible this ain’t no joke

              I told you last night to have some Rob Roy’s, which like Grey recommended has Scotch. Damn Prezzi, go get drunk

              • Prezii says:
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                So i can come back and be even more obnoxious? Sounds like a plan to me! :)

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Prezii: go get yourself normal

                • Kid A says:
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                  @Grey: @Prezii: It’s Day of the Worker. Everyone is getting blasted right now. Join in.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Up with the Proletariat!

                    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                      @Grey: down with the man!

                  • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                    @Kid A: I’m guessing you work for either Coke or a telecommunications company

                    • Kid A says:
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                      @Jack Hearts Sky: Good god no! Nothing that boring. Granted there is quite a bit of coke in these parts.

                  • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                    @Kid A: do you recruit sex trade workers to come to america?

                    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                      @Jack Hearts Sky: that was a horrible joke, but rally what do you do down there, if it’s illegal then say you run a mule ride company

                  • Prezii says:
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                    Call me Professor Get Right!

                    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                      @Prezii: I prefer Dr. get Right, if you don’t mind

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s Drunk O’Clock, get to it!

  170. royce! says:
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    Beginning to rethink my rejection of an offer of McClouth for Axford in the RCL…

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: In the immortal words of Cathy, “ACK!!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Oops…

  171. Oppo Taco says:
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    start cashner money tonight or sit? cubs can go yard and hes away from PETCO, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  172. Hondo says:
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    I had an irritating Ike itch that I treated .Now my util spot is Joyceful(at least during Coors weekend vs all RHP)

    I was thinking about offering Shelby and M.Carpenter to a Cards fan for JV. I generally try avoid Leylanders,just to show support to the anti-tobacco movement,but what are morals good for if not to bend like Jessica Alba over the kitchen counter and,umm…?

    Oh yeah.Is that fair? That Jessica will never love me? I mean the trade offer?

    And finally,it’s holds league.Would throwing in Kenley(if need be) be too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Verlander… Not too much to throw in Jansen…

  173. TheHighlander says:
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    Should i trade Minor and Middlebrooks for Morrow and Arenado? i like Arenado alot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  174. 2 Giant rings says:
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    I have a ‘pert crush on you, Grey Albright. Thanks for everything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, a cougar has her dirty cougar mitts in me… No problem…

  175. Buttermaker says:
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    Drop Quintana for Kendrick? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  176. stoopid says:
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    12 team 6×6(K’s & L) keep 4.

    On the verge of going 0-5 because of terrible pitching. Loaded in the OF: JUpton, Jennings A Jones A Jackson & Marte. We start 3. My ace is Scherzer and then Burnett with Greinke on the DL.

    Got offered : Homer Bailey for Marte.

    Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you…

  177. Eddy says:
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    Been following your rule of ABtC so far this season.

    I have five in a league. A guy wants Valverde and Balfour for Lynn.

    I’d be left with Janssen, Nathan and Wilhelmsen. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lynn…

  178. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I know you don’t care for Bettancourt but he sure is a “better man” right now!

    take it away Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, he is right now… You should see the video of Valdespin’s homer, it’s like he just won the World Series…Yet, it’s the 6th inning of a game vs. the Mets…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Seen the Elway/Marino 30for30?

        • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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          @SteveNZ: no, tell me more

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Jack Hearts Sky: All about the ’83 NFL draft. How Elway was drafted by the Colts but refused to play for them, was going to play baseball etc. And how it took so long for Marino to be picked, passed over by the Steelers etc. And all the dealings to try and get Elway traded.

            Centerpiece of it is an interview with the agent that represented both guys. It’s great stuff. I don’t know a lot about football but I love this historic stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not yet, but sounds wonderful…. Though, I will say the quality has dropped off recently… They’ve become talking head interviews… I think the budgets have dropped significantly…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Quite a bit of talking head stuff in this one too, but don’t think it detracts. I never knew about all the hoo-haa that surrounded that draft, so that made it extra interesting for me.

            You’re kind of a Dolphins guy, if memory serves?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Marino was the last time I liked football… Will definitely check it out when it hits Netflix… Thanks for the heads up!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: If the programme page is any indication, it might be there already…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, cool… Will have to watch on the weekend…

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: of course, but I’ll take juicy schomato until it runs dry

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I wish every crappy player I had was as productive as he is right now.

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @SteveNZ: since i grabbed him, in only 12 games, he has gone 8/6/14/0/.291….I write this while making a humping motion at my desk.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Jack Hearts Sky: Slightly miffed that in a couple of leagues I own Sandoval, I grabbed him when I thought Panda might be hurt – but then dropped him when Panda showed up healthy…

          • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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            @SteveNZ: dropped Greg right before the second save….feel your pain brotha

  179. SteveNZ says:
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    Sigh. My opponent now has 9 HRs and 20m RBI on the week. Somehow I’m only down 6-5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for the other categories!

  180. fungus says:
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    stream Chen tonight at SEA (Harang)? I’ve streamed twice this year and been burned badly both times (Capuano and Straily)…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, it’s a solid stream…

      • fungus says:
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        @Grey: ok, let’s go Os!

    • Kid A says:
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      @fungus: I’m streaming Chen tonight. Looks promising.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @fungus:

      I have the same stream. I saw him pitch in Oakland last weekend. Here’s what I wrote in the comments on the weekend blog:

      “Got a good look at Chen last night (was at the game). Pretty impressed, tempered only by the fact that the A’s are in a pretty brutal slump right now. He’s got an interesting delivery. He starts in the wind up and takes a short step back but then settles into the stretch position and comes to a complete stop. In effect he’s always out of the stretch even though there’s a little wind up that precedes.

      If you’ve ever watched any cricket, they kind of have something similar to baseball in that there are guys who throw hard and there are guys who are junk ballers. In cricket they call the junk ballers, spin bowlers. That’s what came to mind watching Chen. There’s a ton of change of pace and everything seems to have a variety of spins. Though the divide his pitches into fastball, change, slider and curve, I felt like there were a lot of different flavors of each pitch. The change seems to turn over a fair amount, the slider gives him a pitch with horizontal break and the curve has a big hump in it. Seemed to have really good command with all pitches, but particularly the fastball, which he spotted to really great effect.

      The change in velocity is what really made him effective though. The fastball was easy delivery at 91 consistently. The change and the slider both sat right around 82, giving him a good separation with the fastball. The curve floats in tantalizingly at 68-70. He has a 20 mph range in velocity that he can play with and it showed in the number of front foot swings he induced.

      The demeanor was really confident. The pace was excellent and the defense played crisply behind him. He was an efficient 105 or so pitches through 8 innings.

      I don’t see any K upside with him, but he’ll get a few swings and misses, particularly to righties with change. But all together, very solid pitching guys and a good deeper league arm with good match up or double start appeal in most leagues.”

      • Kid A says:
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        @OaktownSteve: It was your writeup that put him on my radar. Brilliant as always. I really think a 2-3 minute segment on the podcast of you doing a player profile would be the dog’s bollocks. Like an Oaktown Steve’s Mystery-Man Scouting Report.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Kid A:

          Probably put the jinx on him now! He’ll get shelled. We’ll see. Thanks bud.

          • Kid A says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Ive got my tar and feathers all ready…

    • fungus says:
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      @fungus: dang, rocked again. 0-3 on streaming so far.

  181. Stew says:
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    Counter offer 5×5 standard

    I give bumgarner choo peavy and ryu for Braun and latos

    Worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold…

  182. fungus says:
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    Got to drop a DL: Fujikawa or Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  183. Jack Hearts Sky says:
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    Ozuna has gone 3/7 since being called up, i’m sensing a HR tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice batty call…

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: If i ever learn to write and write my own column it’s going to be ….”I’ll buy that for a dollar” basically will be a combo of my gut instincts and very basic stats from player screens highlighting dirt cheep players to be used for a day or two. probably won’t make any sense, think of Lester Bangs album reviews. I figure if jayWrong can make those ridiculous statements he does than anyone can write a fantasy baseball piece.

        seriously, ou need to give Oaktown Steve a job, dude is super interesting to read in the comments…I nominate Oaktown Steve to be the next american razzidol…wow, it almost looks like razzidiot…..double portmanteau!

        • Kid A says:
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          @Jack Hearts Sky: With your penchant for the hyperbolic and devil-may-care attitude towards syntax and diction, I think you would fit right in as a razzberry…

          • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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            @Kid A: the sentence was all chinese to me, I’m thinking that might be an insult but i’m too lazy to look it up, and who really wants to look it up when I can just sit here and be ignorant, witch is a blissful place from what I of it. Thanks for the support, I’m so shocked right now I might have to check my pulse…..yup, still alive

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lester Bangs — nice reference… Oaktown is welcome any time, he says he’s too busy with real work… Real work — pfft!

          • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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            @Grey: work schmerk, I have been at the office for 5 hours today and have done 20 minutes of actual work.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              20 minutes? Slow down, man!

              • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                @Grey: I know, but I need to pay the bills to keep the internet service provider from turning it off and not losing the ability to obsessively be on this lifestyle site every chance I get. Razz=Crack

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… It’s habit forming, and scares away ladies… Razzcrack!

                  • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                    @Grey: the ladies like sports now, i have met a few that think its cool that I know so much useless sports knowledge, my only problem is my memory is seriously going bye bye

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You just told me that yesterday…Geez!

                    • Kid A says:
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                      @Jack Hearts Sky: If the femmes are getting scared you may want to look in the direction of the always debonair prezii. His comment at 1:19 was fucking brilliant.

                  • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                    @Grey: I do not recall that…damn, it is going.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And you said that too!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      Stop hurting his brain Grey, geez…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: stop messing with me, not cool.

                    on the advice of Kid A I read Prezzi’s 1:19 comment, I teared up I laughed so hard

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Good ol’ prezii…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      Im here all day!

                      No really i am…

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Jack Hearts Sky: I’m not ridiculous. I just root for the Padres. Oh, wait a sec…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @jaywrong: just keep the homerness to a minimum. I like UCLA football so I get it, boy do I get it

  184. MattW says:
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    Start Medlen against WSH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  185. roose says:
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    Hamels and S. Perez for Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

  186. OaktownSteve says:
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    Trout seems like he’s about ready to get going.

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @OaktownSteve: with his salary he’s probably ready to go shopping at ROSS

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jack Hearts Sky: if ROSS accepts groupons, otherwise it might be a little rich for his blood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At the buffet.

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: hometown or golden corral

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souplantation…

          • Aero says:
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            @Grey: I was thinking he may be a Sizzler kind of guy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Looks like a “gonna eat 4,000 calories of salad” guy to me.

          • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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            @Grey: I’m a sucker for some soup

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The eye roll after “it looks good on you though” is awesome…

              • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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                @Grey: Rodney is my hero, probably my all time favorite guy to make me laugh in a non thinking way, Rickles is a close second

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, pretty brilliant…

  187. Aero says:
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    decisions, decisions. Chris Davis @ Sea (Harang) or Freddi Freeman v Wsh(Zimmerman).

    Also, what’s the over-under on Beckett wrecking my ~2ERA and less than 1 whip tonight vs Colorado in my H2H matchup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…. Good odds of that happening… Put him at a 4.00 ERA tonight…

  188. SteveNZ says:
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    That’s a heck of a mullet Jaso has going there.

    Feel so much more part of things now I can watch some of this stuff live :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… You get the MLB package? Can you?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nah – watching the live stream on YouTube as per Kid A’s comment above.

        Funny, got an email that MLB have dropped the price for the Premium package by $15 and was thinking how I might sell that to my wife, given that we have just started some building work on our house…

        • Kid A says:
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          @SteveNZ: Yeah. Smart thinking on the part of MLB to promo the game internationally. Bout time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, $15 is pretty good price… Isn’t it more about the time you’d spend watching it though than the money?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: No – they dropped the price BY $15. It’s still about $135 NZD for the rest of the year. Which under normal circumstances (ie if you weren’t married) isn’t that much, but might be tricky to justify at the minute…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… By $15… Gotcha…

  189. OaktownSteve says:
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    Yet another Angels comment. Their bullpen is atrocious. Yeah Jepsen and Madson and I think Burnett are all out. Those guys would help a lot. Their bullpen is just awful. They should pick Josh Hamilton and shake him upside down and take all the money that falls out of his pockets and use it to buy some relief.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They should look at Skip Schumaker…

  190. goodfold2 says:
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    didn’t get Buck. so sticking with Avila. Time to throw Gee away? His 4th out of 6 bad start today. K/BB stands at 19-11. Whip is ridiculously terrible. Got hit by Stanton-less MIA marlins. If so, which of these are better: Slowey, Kluber,McAllister, or even Cecil (counts as starter, good numbers, could just leave him in SP spot every day along with Smyly)
    When A-Ram comes back in few days, who’s better DL stash, Cervelli (need counting stats catcher)/B.Roberts? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can go to McAllister… Cervelli… Neither are very good…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i know, but another only even halfway decent option would be santos, and hope he steals closer job back later in year. I now only have Rivera/Perkins with Benoit losing it to Valverde and him already having been drafted. Even Mujica was drafted (st.louis league). Pretty sad that freakin Buehrle’s pitched better than my pitchers today (Milone,Bailey (benched thank god),Gee,Lee, Cashner (in multiple leagues, YEAH)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya…

  191. goodfold2 says:
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    also, espinosa’s finally getting the bench. Manager tricked him. It wasn’t about the very next day’s batting; it was the 4 days after that. He only looked good the FIRST day after his job was being threatened. In this spirit, stick with K.Johnson or the hot as shit (2 days) R.Raburn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Raburn but today vs. Lee isn’t easy… I’d go with Johnson…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: in different league i got Raburn but stats won’t count until tomorrow to replace backup catcher mesoraco. Raburn will man 2b until Ellis comes back or until A-Ram comes back so as I can move Gyorko back to 2b and bench Cozart again and move Rutledge back to SS. I’m very tired of Cozart’s 0-4’s.

  192. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    c’mon freri, cough it up so milone doesn’t lose.

  193. 'Topes says:
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    Would you trade Maholm and D Murphy for Ethier? I’m in desperate need of OF help (of any kind really), have a strong SP in a deep 14 team, 30 roster spot league. My other 3 MI are Ackley/Espinosa and Asdrub Cab so I’m a bit thin to fill my SS,2B and MI spots losing Murphy but I don’t see a ton of production outside of AVG from him.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d taek Ethier…

  194. Kid A says:
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    Putting SON and my sanity to the test tonight: streaming Chen & Phelps. Steve, huge favor to ask, can you post something REALLY derogatory about them. I need some stevemagic!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Kid A: Oh, man – I’m not sure I can help. My opponent is using Phelps (a solid portent for Phelps success) and I’m streaming Chen myself in one league…

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ: *GULP*

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Kid A: Though since we’re both using Chen, he SUCKS! Now way he can win this game. He’ll get pounded and won’t strike anyone out.

          Oh what the hell – I’m relievers-only in the league where I’m facing Phelps so I’m not winning Wins anyway. He sucks balls too.

  195. Project Merkin says:
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    Christian Bailey driving my crazy. He looked good to quite good for 5 innings and then fell apart, AGAIN. Shmardja has a knack for that too. Final line looks whack, but the pitching itself was for the most part, not-whack. Is there a glossary term for that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Don’t think so… Welcome to suggest…

  196. Allof says:
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    hey grey who would you rather have buck or Pierzynski. I just dropped buck for pier but looks like I’m starting to regret it. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buck until he cools off…

  197. Harlem Struggle says:
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    Grey, which side of this trade would you rather have? Grandy/Adam Jones or Pujols/Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  198. PhatBoy71 says:
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    And the dopes at CBS are moving Ryu up by Estrada and Miley…….Too funny!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • PhatBoy71 says:
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        @Grey: Hey Grey I’m going to drop your name in for dancing with the stars!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can they play NWA?

          • PhatBoy71 says:
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            @Grey: You doing the salsa with Karina Smirnoff………Mmmmmm vodka!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  199. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn! Too late to get Joyce in my RCL lineup. Should means he goes off…

    • 3dollarcraps says:
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      @SteveNZ:
      Right on cue.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Boom!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Why is he not in your lineup?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Thought I had it set, but he was still on the bench from when I added him yesterday. That’s 3 dingers on the bench in the RCL in the last two days.

          Have him active in my other three leagues though.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha….

    • Prezii says:
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      @SteveNZ: you’re sick….

  200. 3dollarcraps says:
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    Please rank the following:
    Cahill, Kendrick, Corbin, Hammel
    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill, Kendrick, Hammel

  201. Milarky says:
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    My pitching is hurting a bit with Greinke out, but we’re limited to two waiver claims all year. Would you use one to pickup Cashner or Quintana? How special are they, especially given the limited innings Cashner pitched last year? I would have to drop someone like Gee or Tillman (or maybe Frank Francisco)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I wouldn’t use one… Way too valuable to use on those guys…

  202. herschel says:
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    Not sure if this was already discussed here, but found elsewhere:

    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal writes that Kevin Gausman “might not be in the minors much longer.” Gausman has a 3.77 ERA but a nifty 29/1 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings at Double-A Bowie this season, numbers he’s compiled after making a strong impression in spring training. He’s thrown just 43 2/3 frames at the pro level, but, as Rosenthal notes, O’s general manager Dan Duquette was aggressive with promotions last season, calling up both Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think he’s still at least a month away… Prolly longer…

  203. Hondo says:
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    Bases loaded in the first,Cashner throws a WP,the catcher grabs it and throws Rizzo out at the plate for the 3rd out.

    Dodged one there.

    • zzzzzz says:
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      @Hondo: Cashner looks bad today.

  204. Hondo says:
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    Not scored a WP though.

  205. ROBHALLA says:
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    hello

    thoughts on streaming Kendrick vs AAA Marlins tomorrow?

    light day.

    thank you

    • Wake Up says:
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      @ROBHALLA: we’re all doing it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  206. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Joyce goes yard again and he hasn’t even started his series in Coors, nice Creeper Sky

    prezzi, you have my vote for best shot of the day

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Joyce always gets crazy hot before the allstar break…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: Im seeing a connection between first name last names, Joyce and Scott, coincidence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit… Wish I had him in more leagues…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: best shot?? Watchyou talkin bout Willis!?

      • Prezii says:
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        Oh, i gotcha. Haha Wasnt really a shot tho! I meant it in all the best ways.. feel free to use on your own.

        Disclaimer: @Prezii is not responsible for any slaps, punches, stained suits or groin kicks while using this line. *podcast Nick voice* You have been advised…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice use of the podcast voice… Gotta use it when it’s appropriate… Or as they say in Canada, gotta use it when it’s appropriate, eh…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: anytime i hear “you have been advised”, no matter where it is , i expect the guitars to hit right after! Im let down a lot, as you can imagine.. eh?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Should trademark that shizz… Open the ceiling and watch it rain nickels!

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey: theres a lot of shizz on this site that should be trademarked.. cust kayin…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Prezii: you need to get the sound bite on your phone

  207. Wake Up says:
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    Take all sharp objects away from Rudy…..

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: are you really in a band, referencing yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’m IM’ing him right now… Making sure he’s okay…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: harpers near future looking a little Oh-bleak…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If Harper’s right oblique is Christmas and his left oblique…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: HAHA! rudy would stay til spring training started?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  208. herschel says:
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    @Grey: prepping for the “drop cashner for _______” questions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    Are we seeing Moose taking some baby steps towards the margins of relevance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks much better…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Cool. You could tell I was trying pretty hard not to get *too* excited…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe… Yup…

    • Prezii says:
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      @SteveNZ: trying not to notice…

  210. Matt says:
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    Who you like in 7×7 with obp and slg? Joyce, De Aza, Morneau (to play vs righties) and Alonso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  211. Marcus says:
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    If I am out of it in keeper league, okay to get Stanton for A Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  212. Emporers monkey says:
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    Cashner sux cox n dix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  213. Project Merkin says:
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    Hey Grey, every time I see anything written about Bruce Rondon I think of “Da Bruce Rondon Gone”, and I sing it that my head. But here’s the kicker, I have no idea what what means. What was that referencing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Met her at a party and my heart stood still…

      • Project Merkin says:
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        Ha! I was way off when I was singing it in my head. Now I get it. I can’t be the ONLY one who was stumped by that title.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s a bit older reference… It was all Rudy, btw…

  214. herschel says:
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    @Grey: hotter schmotato – joyce or raburn? weekly roto. thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: yr telling me, i’m playing him this week. Why can’t it be in months june-sep.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah…

  215. Eric W says:
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    Bye bye ratios. But I am sure that single K from Cashner will pay off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, I know…

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, that one hurt a little…lets see if he turns it around for his two start next week…

  216. Joseph Doe says:
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    any of these guys worth holding in a 12 team roto redraft? Cashner, Rendon and J.Fer.
    joyce and raburn are available.

    thx for your thought

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose the last two…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As a child, of course…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: of course

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: hey jack, how is that “your kicked out if you are in last place at the end of the month” league going? You still in?

      Was thinking about that the other day when me and my buddy were discussing outrageous leagues..

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: I removed myself after a lot of bulls**t. I had a trade vetoed and saw others way worse go through. A discussion got started and all this trade rhetoric got puked all over the message board. Coincidently the guys that vetoed my deal were all in direct competition with me(it had to be done publicly). I felt it was best to walk away than deal with people like that. Others bailed out too. Funny, this is the second league I have left already this year.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: damn.. probably not missing much anyway. Sounded a little shady in the first place..

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: both leagues got shady, I’m too old for this shizz

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        #736!

        • Prezii says:
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          @Grey: random! Why cant we have this many comments on a friday? #1000 would be easy… And it will be me… And i will say “#1000 snitches!”.. and it will be legendary…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Cause there’s two posts by me so they’re split… Was I taking your question too literal?

            • Prezii says:
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              @Grey: you are too use to answering questions man… You need a break!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                For realzii!

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Grey: you crey, Grey!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha

  217. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey Masterson

    crazy question here… 12 tm AL only and I have 0 closers (drafted ryan cook, jared burton, al al and hector ambriz in hope for a vulture closer). I’m not in full panic mode yet, but it would be nice to grab a legit closer to go along with some of these gambles. My team is very heavy on power. here’s what I’m thinking:

    Give up
    joeeeey bats
    hector ambriz

    receive
    des jennings
    joe nathan

    bats is in the last year of his contract. des and nathan can be kept for 1 more year.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like the trade… That feels like panic…. Trade a 2nd or 3rd outfielder for a low end closer…

  218. Huge Caulk says:
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    Thanks for advice on picking up Joyce last nite…

    Lucky enough to own Escobar and Segura at SS so far…Would you trade either for Rutledge? At 2B, i am using Betancourt until Hill returns so not greatest situation there…However, I see Rutledge is now batting 8th which is obviously a problem.

    Come to think of it, He would probably throw in Melky into the trade as well. You think Melky can turn it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yunel for Rutledge? Yeah, I’d do that… Forget Melky…

      • Huge Caulk says:
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        Sorry meant Alcides Escobar…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold

  219. Milarky says:
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    My trade of Miley and Chris Johnson for Peavy got voted down (don’t ask). Would you give up the same guys for Ian Kennedy? Pitching could use a bit of help with Greinke out, and Johnson is my backup 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade is fair, it’s not great…

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Hope Luke Scott catches fire, just grabbed him in a 14-teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You seeing signs?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: A home run. That’s about the only sign he has isn’t it?

        Apart from that one that reads “Produce Your Birth Certificate Mr President”, that is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! True…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: And another RBI.

            I’m a little less proud, however, that I just dropped Espinosa to get Raburn to plug in at 2B in the ol’ H2H.

            Though with Rutledge, Lowrie and Raburn to use between 2B and SS, Espinosa’s been too terrible to get a look-in, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah…

  221. goodfold2 says:
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    after a bit of his line drives actually falling for hits the last few days, gyorko finally gets first homer YEAH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time…

  222. jason batteiger says:
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    there goes hellickson’s win. Was also playing against jzimm/buckholz today, didn’t want him to get 3 wins.

  223. goodfold2 says:
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    in the case you didn’t notice the calendar changing from last year, jake mcGhee’s stats would tell you so.

  224. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on Goldy, FFS. Any chance of a hit this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My offense is slumming badly…

  225. Jimmy says:
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    Grey, what do you think… Milone or Villanueva going forward? Villanueva has the benefit of RP/SP eligibility in my league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At home if you can…

  226. Jay says:
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    in a dynasty league which player would rather have:
    Machado
    Desmond Jennings
    Cingrani

    have a deal proposed to me with me getting jennings for cingrani.

    My OF is McCutchen, Cespedes, Arcia, Hicks, Chris Carter, JBJ, Adam Eaton. PItching is Kershaw Verlander Harvey Minor Pettitte Lynn
    I could use a 3B. So was thinking about countering back with Congrani for Machado, but is Jennings the better pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  227. SteveNZ says:
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    And the opponent has his 10th homer for the week. And his 23rd RBI. F*** this.

  228. Aero says:
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    Hahaha, I was worried about Beckett wrecking my ratios, so I benched him. Then I saw that Cashner did that already. So, then I get reaaaaally smart. I think, “oh, I know, if I play Beckett it’ll dilute those ER’s of Cashner’s by getting more innings.” Uh, yeah. Beckett off to a weak start. Whoops! Luckily my batting lineup is killing it. It’ll be my saving grace in my h2h this week.

    Aaaaanyway. Trade offer, 12team h2h roto. Chris Davis and Ortiz for David Price. Clearly, my pitching is wonky as hell (thanks again, auto draft), but this seems like a high price for, err, well, Price. Advice greatly appreciated. Roster Below:
    C A.J. Pierzynski
    1B Chris Davis
    2B Ian Kinsler
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    OF Yoenis Cespedes
    OF Starling Marte
    OF Carlos Gomez
    UTIL David Ortiz
    Bench Freddie Freeman
    Bench Mark Trumbo
    Bench Todd Frazier
    DL Jose Reyes
    DL Jason Heyward
    SP Lance Lynn
    SP Josh Beckett
    SP Andrew Cashner
    SP Shelby Miller
    SP Hyun-Jin Ryu
    RP Addison Reed
    RP Tom Wilhelmsen
    Bench R.A. Dickey
    Bench Rafael Soriano
    Bench Paul Maholm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s too high a price right now and for your team… Get a lower end guy that people don’t respect… Maybe Ortiz for Homer Bailey?