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Gattis, Gattis, who the eff is Gattis?  He wandered the streets asking that exact same question to everyone he came upon.  Spiritual advisors, ski instructors, girls who smelled of patchouli and had dreadlocks.  WHO THE F IS GATTIS?  Because I’m a glutton for punishment and endless catcher questions, here we are again with me recommending a catcher.  Evan Gattis, the man who once lived in the adult section of a video store.  The man who once dug through Mario Batali’s trash cans for a pair of used Crocs.  The man who didn’t remember how he got where he was, but when he was there it sure made him happy.  Gattis is like the homeless man on Robertson Blvd., who was drafted by the Royals, but this story has a happy ending. (True story, there’s a homeless man who lives about five blocks from me who was drafted by the Royals.  No, it’s not Angel Berroa.  Google it if you like, but if you Google it it means you don’t believe me, which makes me very sad.  We were over-the-internet friends!).  Evan Gattis doesn’t need no stinkin’ formalized society, he’s got his bat, a catcher’s mitt and some serious power.  He has three homers already, and I think he could challenge 20 homers this year, and the Braves are going to find it hard to not play him.  I don’t own him because I’m Ron Popeil’ing the shizz out of Salvador Perez, for better or worse, but you should grab Gattis now if you’re struggling at catcher.  Gattis!  Who the eff is Gattis?!  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Tony Cingrani – The Reds considered bringing Cingrani up in place of the recently-DL’d Sean Marshall, but, and get this, Dusty said he didn’t want to impede Cingrani’s progress as a starter.  Is Dusty pulling a George and doing the opposite?  Have the Reds replaced Dusty with his long-lost identical twin, Rusty?  Rusty Baker chews a toothpick, hires his 3-year-old to be a bat boy and doesn’t understand OBP.  The only difference between Rusty and Dusty is his abuse of pitchers and which side of his mouth he chews his toothpick.  Dusty, Rusty, Dusty, Rusty… Which one is this?  Rusty?  No, Dusty!  Let’s look at what Scott, our prospect writer, had to say about Cingrani, “Cingrani was thoroughly impressive in 25 starts between High- and Double-A:  1.73 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 10.6 K/9.  The 23-year-old lefty rode that success to a late-season call-up, during which he whiffed 9 big league hitters in just 5 IP out of the ‘pen.  For now, he’s primarily a fastball-changeup kind of guy, but his curveball is coming around.  A deeper arsenal would be better for his long-term projection, but in any case, Cingrani’s stuff as-is should suffice to rack up plenty of K’s, which reminds me of the time I built a rack in my dungeon and tried to lure Grey in there with a high-K prospect.”  Whoa, didn’t remember that last part.  Scott also placed Cingrani on his latest prospect power rankings.  Cingrani has something like a 13+ K-rate in his minor league career, so, yeah, I’m drooling.  I could see him being as good as Shelby or Harvey (first you take over the media, now rookie prospects?  Geez, Jews!).  For right now, Cingrani is nothing but a bench stash in NL-Only and deep keeper leagues.  He needs a starter injury to get into the rotation, which could happen in the next two weeks or not until September.

Jose Fernandez – Just went over my Jose Fernandez fantasy in last week’s Buy/Sell.  I have two words to describe it:  stu pendous.

Shelby Miller – I was a bit thrown when I saw ESPN had him listed as being owned in only 45% of leagues.  Then I remembered ESPN bought 23,000 alpacas, signed them up for Gmail accounts and gave them fantasy teams just to inflate their numbers.

Chad Billingsley – Don’t love him, but he gets the Padres on Monday.  That’s a solid start.  I like it even a tad more than the Stream-o-Nator.  Stream-o-Nator, “I’m going to kick you in the shins.”

Carlos Villanueva – Chuck Newtown is more of an NL-Only play depending on match-ups.  Stream-o-Nator, “Match-ups are my job.  Seriously, in the shins.”  Though, Newtown could be bumped from the rotation once the walking wounded in the Cubs rotation return.

Jean Segura – Hitting .458 with a home run and he has 30 steal-speed.  What are you afraid of?  Is it because Jean Segura shares a first name with your nana’s bingo partner who once yelled at you for eating too many hard candies?

Marwin Gonzalez – When the season started, he shared time with Ronny Cedeno, then the Astros convened and thought, “Hey, we’re terrible enough without having the worst hitter in the history of history, Ronny Cedeno,” so the Astros are going with Marwin.  Yes, his name is awesome.  Marwin, you stupid poop!  It sounds like Elmer Fudd trying to say Marvin.  He doesn’t really have any speed or power, but he is currently hot.  You say schmo, I say tato, put it together in the microwave.

Brandon Crawford – So this isn’t our finest week of middle infield pick-ups.

Jemile Weeks – Since I write these posts while wearing a coal miner’s helmet, let me dig a little deeper for a moment.  The A’s haven’t said Sizemore’s injury means anything for Weeks.  Also, he hasn’t done anything with opportunities he has received.  Yet, and this yet is the size of one of those rap video girl’s butts, Weeks has speed and the guys in front of him now are bad at best and really, really, really, really bad at worst.  Damn, I shouldn’t have bought that thesaurus just to look smart in front of that cute bookstore girl back in 1998.

Lucas Duda – If you’re looking for an outfielder with no speed and 20-ish home run power, throw it to Lucas!

Starling Marte – I’ve had some problems with Pirate prospects in the past.  Pedro Alvarez took an extra year to breakout than when I projected him; I liked that Jose Tabata was married to a cougar, but she turned out to be Squeaky Fromme and kidnapped all his fantasy value.  Still, I went back to the well one more time this year with Marte.  He looks like a young Victorino (Victorito?  The Potty-Trainin’ Hawaiian?) and I’d definitely grab him if he’s available in your league.

Domonic Brown – Turn a Mustachioed Man’s frown upside down and buy a Brown.

Daniel Nava – Unlike Marte or Brown, Nava’s value won’t last for longer than a week.  So if you’re going out of town for the next three months, bon voyage and don’t grab Nava.

Franklin Gutierrez – A parrot flew into my window last night and said, “Wow, great season of Survivor.  And how about that Big FraGu?”  The parrot and I are now best friends.

Juan Francisco – I could’ve put Chris Johnson here too.  Okay, I sorta just did.  I will call them Juan-John, which is different than being on a puddle jumper and waiting the entire flight because there’s one John.  Are you my brother Juan or Disco John?  Brother Juan has power to spare and average that could be a 2-10 split.  Disco John has the average, but only the power of a slightly muscular Omar Infante.

Matt Adams – Okay, I’m not gonna make any fat jokes today for Adams because the new ones are stale and he’s ate up all the others.  Adams doesn’t have everyday playing time, but if you’re in a deep, daily league, I’d grab him…While using two hands…While operating one of those junkyard claws.

Kelvin Herrera – I just went over my Kelvin Herrera fantasy.  I wrote it while GZA was gettin’ his money stuck to the gum under the table.

Joaquin Benoit – I just went over him this morning.  Scroll down on your mouse.  That’s not your mouse and that’s not scrolling.  Gross!

Jose Veras – SAGNOF!

Trevor RosenthalMitchell Boggs, ESQ. is the closer for right now, but Trevor Rosenthal, CPA, has the outside track.  They could even form a committee.  Jewish grandmothers swoon!  “An attorney with his CPA?  How about I make you kugel and get you the link for my granddaughter’s J-Date profile?”  BTW, Jewish Grandmothers Swoon! could also be the name of an improv group that makes you want to stab your eyes out.

SELL

Carlos Gomez – These early Sell’s are basically me just reiterating what I said in the rankings.  If you read the rankings, then take a snooze and I’ll wake you next week when the Sell is Chase Headley, who will then be about a week away from returning.  If you ignored my advice and drafted Carlos Gomez, here’s what I said that you ignored, “You, ‘Yo, Grey, I agree with your fly dance moves, and I’ve never found another straight man as attractive as you before, but I just don’t understand why I’d regret drafting Carlos Gomez.  I mean, I’ll take a 15+ homer, 35+ steal guy every day of the week and twice on Muesday.’  Cut to May and Gomez is hitting .190 and you wonder if it’s too late to start playing fantasy basketball or too early to start your fantasy football prep.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Well, football is still a layup, but basketball might be a punt (see, I know other sports!).  Gomez is dreck at real baseball (except for this little thing called glove).  He’s not a good hitter.  His pre-All-Star break numbers last year were 26/5/18/.233/11.  Those numbers called and said, “You should drop me, and don’t forget to bring home milk.”  I’d just bench him in most leagues, but if you can find a believer in Gomez out there, I’d definitively trade him.  I wouldn’t trade him for a Taco Hell pintos ‘n cheese but I’d listen to offers…Actually, I would take a pintos ‘n cheese.  Just make sure you grind three Tums into the bean mush.  Delicious!

  1. Jack the Ripper says:
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    Pick one SP for the rest of the year, boss (Pts league, so W’s and K’s most important):
    K Kendrick
    W Davis
    J Chacin
    McAllister, Zach
    Nicasio, Juan
    Peralta, Wily

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  2. Josh says:
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    Drop Lucroy for Gattis in 12 team OBP league? (If I do, Lucroy is likely getting picked up by someone else).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

      • Ragin Cagin says:
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        @Grey:
        Gattis> J.P Arencibia > Lucroy > Buck

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JP, Gattis…

  3. papasmurf says:
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    I also have Sal Perez. Picked up Ramos for a few games when Perez looked bad. Dropped Ramos for Gattis… 8th place part-timer vs. cleanup hitter, seems like no brainer for now.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Ramos outhits Gattis though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just go with Perez…

  4. Sean says:
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    About Cingrani, the word on him is that his fastball is excellent and his breaking pitches need work. So far in AAA he has been mostly working off the FB. So he’s getting great results but he’s not really addressing the issues he supposedly has. So if he gets called up to the majors the way he’s going, he’s going to have to hope he can get MLB hitters out consistently with one pitch. Or, they’ll adjust and he’ll get whacked around and then have to figure it out then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess we’ll have to see…

  5. Chooggenheim Museum says:
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    Hey Grey, do you think Bonifacio will right the ship before long? Gyorko or Bonifacio for the immediate future (assuming gyorko’s 2b eligible)? H2H w/ OBP, might be light on steals without Emilio but he can’t get any steals if he isn’t getting on base or playing for that matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko has been terrible too….

  6. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jemile played SS for the first time professionally in Sacto the other night. Trying to add some versitility to his game. They didn’t even give him a September call up last year. He’s behind Sogard and Andy Parino and Rosales when he comes back and probably now even behind Grant Green at 2nd. And he not hit good. Not seeing it.

    A’s are awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These guys all jumped him in the depth chart?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Right now he is. That could change. He’s actually hitting a little bit right now but he’s started the last two games at SS. If they were grooming him to come back and play 2b every day it’s unlikely they’d be moving him around. I guess if somebody gets hurt AND Rosales is still out then he gets the call. Otherwise he’s waiting for a month or two for Sogard or Parino to play themselves out of a job but even then it’s not likely that he’s coming back and playing everyday.

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          @OaktownSteve:

          oh yeah…if they decide they want to go with an everyday 2b guy it might very well be Green, who actually can hit a little.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can someone explain to them SAGNOF and how I need steals from Weeks?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            “Hey Billy…Steve here. Hear me out for a second…”

            I suppose there’s some hope. He’ll have to show some sustained success at the plate but like you said, there’s only journeymen ahead. The other thing is the A’s are rolling so why do they want to mess with it? And he seems to not be as much on the Melvin All For One program as the rest of the estwhile scrubs.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t need the whole OaktownSteve when you talk to him? Just figured journeymen are who you want to mess with, but I hear ya…. If it ain’t broke…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                He knows it’s me…Bad News Bears Carmen Suite ring tone.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Of course!

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Agree with OS here. When Andy Pffft-arrino gets the call and then starts the next day (blatooning with Soggy…), you know Weeks isn’t in the picture right now.

        Seems like they want Weeks to work hard, show some spark, and really earn his call-up. So, I’ma cyclops with a monocle for Weeks. I do think he is gonna come – hope so, anyway – and when he does, it’ll be for a reason: he’ll have proven it’s time for him break out.

        Or, you know, not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, cyclops with the monocle is the most I can ask of anyone…

  7. Flag says:
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    Grey – Off topic, but do you ever get annoyed at other “writers” on this sight trying to go all Grey Albright by being clever and witty and whatnot? It’s not working. Could you talk to them and see if they could maybe channel Edwin Newman instead? I know this is awkward for you since they are like co-workers, I guess, so just blink twice slowly if I’m right…. Yeah, thought so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Flag: don’t you think it’s likely that these other writers get the article space they have by having grey and rudy actually like their stuff, first?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Flag: You just kicked me square in the feelings

  8. Wudaben says:
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    I think Gallardo is a sell. Right now his fastball is sitting at it’s lowest point ever. Both outings have been at least 1mph lower than his lowest avg speed ever recorded and approx. 2mph under his normal average. It’s a small sample but his current swinging strike % is 2.8% lower than last year and 4% under 2011.

    Call it a hunch but I think we’re seeing a Lincecum type career curve…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See his April career ERA then look at May…

      • Wudaben says:
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        @Grey: Oh I know. I either draft him or buy him at his how points every year but I sold this year. A 1.5-2mph difference is huge, especially with the increased walk rate last year and I’m not going to be the one left holding the bag when I could get out now at 95 cents on the dollar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully he picks up some steam on his speedball…

  9. Curt says:
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    JA Happ available in my league…….Buy????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  10. Project Merkin says:
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    I’m with you on Salvador, Greydawg.

    On to my query: with Greinke out, Garza just went from my “oh won’t this be cute if he comes back from the DL and pitches well?” ‘stache, to “goddammit he better be good when he’s back because he might be my #1 SP” stache. That makes me gloomy .

    In my 10-teamer (I only have 9 friends, don’t judge), here’s the rest of my staff. I was excited about them with Greinke thrown in there, but do you think they can cut it until he’s back? My offense is pretty stacked so I could trade if need be.

    Latos
    Peavy
    Niese
    Bailey
    Estrada
    Ryu
    Garzzza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’ll be fine, your league is shallow enough to sustain the loss of Greinke…

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: So you’re saying I should just stream my T’s off? Giddy up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, giddy up!

  11. Alex says:
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    Drop Gomez for Werth? 10 team dynasty league…

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: other OF = BJ Upton, Braun, Adam Jones

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Alex: it’s Werth it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, for Werth…

  12. TJ says:
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    You like Dom Brown over Alejandro de Aza as a bench/4th OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  13. Chomp Samba says:
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    Who do you think joins the Dodgers rotation in lieu of Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Capuano

  14. Carlos says:
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    Literal lol @ “shares a first name with your nana’s bingo partner who once yelled at you for eating too many hard candies.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  15. Shibboleth says:
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    Haven’t heard that song in ages!

    Joyce or Duda in an OPS league?

    Thanks as always, Grey, have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I never heard it… Rudy told me…. Duda… You too!

  16. Aero says:
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    Jon Jay > Marte > Brown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, Brown…

  17. Frank Lynch says:
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    Is Mark Reynolds worth keeping?
    GZA’s the shit… Niggas is weak, like clock radio speaka’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… He could be worth keeping depending on options…

  18. Roman says:
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    Only one Sell? Come on Grey you are so much better than this!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        How about Juan Francisco or Herrera? The thing is I got Holland Though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Herrera if Juan-Fran’s on your bench…

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            Hey Grey sorry I didn’t understand? I don’t have Juan at all. so should I grab him for Mark Reynolds? Sorry dude. I got Holland though. Isn’t he the starter over Herrera? Keep Hollan though right??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold…

              • Frank Lynch says:
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                Thanks Brotha!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem…

  19. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    ” Carlos! Carlos, it’s Marwin, your cousin Marwin Gonzalez, you know that new PED you’ve been looking for, Well look at my numbers the last two games”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: thank back to the future for that one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  20. mindicohn says:
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    I never get tired of the Boggs ESQ/Rosenthal CPA J-Date jokes…Never!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  21. Wake Up says:
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    I hate the improv group already…..I just feel so guilty about it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They suck.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: and… scene!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: what no rimshot image? uh…i mean sound….

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: you braved on through and hit the link…. wait that sounds pornographic too.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: That sounds like what Grey’s image would say to Rudy’s image…

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Wake Up: s/b gravatar not image…

  22. C.O.C. says:
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    Grey, lost Greinke last night….Another guy in my league is inquiring about J. Upton. If I were to demand a SP and an OF to replace Upton, what is the least I should accept out of the following: SP-Strasburg, MadBum, Matt Moore, Lester and OF Victorino, Beltran, and Pence. I don’t want to trade Upton, buy I may have to with Greinke going down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras, Bum or Moore and Pence, Beltran or Victorino…

  23. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, 12 team 5×5 mixer, which side of this trade do you like:

    Zobrist + Latos + Homer Bailey

    for

    Tulo + Hamels

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  24. Matt says:
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    This is probably the most spare question you’ll get today, but would you keep CJ Wilson or drop him for Maholm?

    My current pitchers are:

    CJ
    Max Scherzer
    Zack Greinke (I feel your pain)
    Brandon Morrow
    AJ Burnett
    Lance Lynn

    Thanks…

    Also with my 2 DL spots full of Granderson & Ramirez, is Grienke worth taking up a bench spot till one of those 2 come off next month and then be placed on the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maholm… Yes, Greinke’s worth a bench spot…

  25. Mustache Brother says:
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    Grey: Arencibia or Gattis, over the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  26. Nico says:
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    I need pitching (lost Greinke) and have a very strong hitting lineup in 12 team, roto. I got offered Trumbo and Felix Hernandez for Stanton and Jim Henderson (I have Fujikawa and Benoit as other “closers”). Would you pull the trigger on this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Trade for a lesser pitcher…

  27. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    isnt “Jewish Grandmothers Swoon” the name of a Slayer album or is it a Hank Moody novel? Me forgets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Might be Slayer…

  28. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    My only catcher is Jesus Montero hold or drop for gavis i refuse to have to catchers on the roster plus i would have no idea who i would drop anyways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  29. cashmoney says:
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    final utility spot for today’s games

    Frazier, Aoki or Rutledge….I noticed Frazier has bad numbers vs. Burnett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  30. Help Me Jesus says:
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    i watched Rosenthal pitch, i see the upside with the plus fastball but dude has no second pitch. do you see the cards moving him into a true setup or closer role this season? am i missing something here? don’t you see guys sitting on his fastball if he can’t get his breaking stuff over?

    you’re site’s the boobies. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I see him getting saves if Boggs blows up again…

  31. Steve says:
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    Trying to stay patient with Jesus Montero and Victor Martinez for my C slot. They are literally two of the worst 20 players in the entire hitter pool. I know it’s early, but guys like Buck, Pierzynski, W.Castillo, W.Ramos, J.Jaso are available. It’s a 10 team roto league with 5 keepers per team (so unlikely either would be kept). OPS is an additional hitting category. Sit tight? My team is otherwise doing well and out to a big early lead so I don’t need to make a move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit tight

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        Thanks!

  32. uncdrew says:
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    With Aybar hurting his pinkie toenail, I added Marwin this morning. Soley based on his name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  33. Gattis or J.P. Arencibia? Sorry but I must google your homeless dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  34. yeshcheese says:
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    Man selling Carlos Gomez is really going to hurt my all-Carlos OF !!!

    Carlos Gonzalez
    Carlos Beltran
    Carlos Gomez
    Carlos Crawford
    Carlos Quentin

    Carlos^5!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should dump Quentin too… In unity… *raises fist*

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: solidarity brother!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One love!

  35. Josh says:
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    Not to be nitpicky, but isn’t the line “you CLUMSY poop?” Still, love Throw Momma From the Train references. “The salted ones make me choke!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Oops!

  36. Steve says:
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    Is it crazy to sit Goldy today in favour of Moss? Goldy gets Kershaw, Moss faces Max…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Awwww, Rays postponement means no Jennings for me, which means Moss gets to play anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, means no Jennings for me either…

  37. Drew says:
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    Do you have adjusted projections for Jean Segura moving forward? Do you think his ceiling is any higher than it was?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I don’t think his projections have changed….

  38. Kevin says:
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    Grey,

    Would you accept this trade, BJ Upton and Doug Fister for Giancarlo Stanton. Its a 12 team H2H league. Id be getting Stanton. What are the chances Stanton gets traded, that could be huge in his production.

    c- molina
    1st- fielder
    2nd- b. phillips
    ss- tulo
    3rd- plouffe
    of- bautista
    of- adrian gonzalez
    of- bj upton
    util- melky cabrera
    util- jason werth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Stanton… It’s not close…

  39. Minor Leaguer says:
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    How about any of these:
    Lorenzo Cain
    Brandon Moss
    David Freese
    Adam LaRoche
    Jayson Werth
    Tori Hunter

    To add as a bench/DH player over Pence or Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  40. SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo says:
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    Could you pick 2 of the following for a 5 OF points league

    Duda
    Kubel
    David Murphy
    Ichiro
    Brantley
    McClouth
    Ruggiano
    Chris Young

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top two

  41. EricB says:
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    Starling Marte is a free-agent in my league. 5X5 roto league.

    My outfielders currently are:
    Adam Jones
    Jay Bruce
    Desmond Jennings
    Austin Jackson
    Carlos Beltran
    Andre Ethier (at utility)

    Drop any of these for Marte or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  42. anarchy burger says:
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    i got offered jose veras for mitchell boggs. 5×5 12 teamer. i should dump boggs obviously right?????? just need some reassurance…….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  43. Tigres says:
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    Sit or start tomorrow? Dickey @ KC (Shields) and Gallardo @ STL (Wainwright).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both, they’re obviously not terrific right now…

  44. Eng says:
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    Would you rather have Veras or Rosenthal, Grey? My gut says the young jew.

    BTW, another steal for Pence. Looking like a steal himself this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal… Ha…

  45. Clint says:
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    So, I grabbed Rosenthal after Boggs’ implosion but Valverde AND Madson (latest reports have him feeling better & maybe back late April/early May & Fieri hasn’t saved enough games to cement his spot, has he?) are available on the wire. Stand pat or whom should I grab for my roto league? My other relievers are as follows:

    Romo, Perkins, Herrera, Henderson

    Thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for right now…

  46. troy says:
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    12 team 8X8 league. we have 2b ss and a mi spot right now i have rutledge, bonifacio, gyorko, and ackley….. YIKES i offered morneau for a. escobar but other thing trading there isnt much on waivers except marwin gonzalez, peralta, stephan drew, y escobar and i guess brandon crawford already added weeks couple days ago after sizemore got hurt. should i add anyone else and drop any of those under performing guys i mentioned before? thanks i appreciate it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

  47. Wilsonian says:
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    Son of a bitch!!

    So the Rays/Sawx game got cancelled due to rain. I lose Longoria, Jennings, and Middlebrooks from that game. So that leaves me with no 3b and only one of my available UTIL bats (we have two UTIL slots) in Frazier. So I go check Rotoinfo and lo and behold, Frazier isn’t in the godforsaken mother f***ing lineup. Seriously?! On a damn Friday full slate of games I’m already down 4 players.

    End bitchfest 2013…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  48. kidbr9 says:
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    Hey Somewhere Between All and Nothing Light (Grey),

    Just found your blog a couple of weeks ago and this is the Blue Sky of FBB sites.

    I drafted Aaron Hicks in a keeper league in the 22nd round.

    Do I ride him out and bench him until he starts looking capable of swinging a stick knowing that I can draft him next year in that same round, or is time to just call it a Hicksup in an otherwise superb draft?

    Thanks for your input,
    A Razzball Proclaimer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold for right now…

  49. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Drop gyorko for marte for my utility spot? Well do I???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  50. Brendan says:
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    What should I do with Ryan Madson? I’m struggling at saves as it is and Madson is still far away from returning and might not even get the closer job. I figured I could use the spot to pick up a short term SS (have Aybar and Ramirez injured) or stream starting pitchers.

    • Brendan says:
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      @Brendan:
      My other relievers are Casey Janssen and Jim Henderson. Am also trying to trade Arencibia for a closer or Arencibia and one of my starting pitchers for an ace.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Trade JP for a closer if you can…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t have a DL spot? I’d hold him if I needed saves…

      • Brendan says:
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        @Grey:
        Madson is currently on my DL. But I also have Jered Weaver, David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, and Erick Aybar injured and sitting on the bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have any healthy players? Kidding… Lose Madson… You have no room for him…

  51. Carnac says:
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    LOL: “Since 2008 Zack Greinke has hit Carlos Quentin 3 times in 31 plate appearances. Greinke against all other hitters only 19 in 4,279 plate appearances.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke has spotted an evil being and is trying to vanquish it…

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: I really want to know what Greinke said to Carlos to get him to charge like a bull.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grey owns me in fantasy and not you!

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: 109 career plunkings? Most other pitchers have spotted it, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s got Don Baylor butt… You’d think he’d be used to it by now…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: Quentin is old school, like Hamels, and is probably still pissed about Greinke’s 2009 Cy Young award.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “You gotta teach these men who look like 12 year olds a lesson… Take out the trash, and don’t hit me with pitches!”

              You see the Kemp/Quentin showdown in the tunnel afterwards?

              • Carnac says:
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                @Grey: I did, and it was ridiculous… Matt Kemp was wearing a suit, a huge ass watch and a *backpack*. Will he be suspended for this? Or maybe for the fighting?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He was on his way tot he principal’s office after getting back from a choir field trip…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Whatever’s old is new again… Bryce Harper in parachute pants…

  52. shibboleth says:
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    One more from me, Grey. Who’d you rather have in a SOLDs keeper league? Cashner or Smyly? Shandler’s love for Wilton Lopez is wearing thin for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner… Does he love him? Hadn’t heard…

      • shibboleth says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: I think his words were “LIMA gem”. Maybe that’s my problem… stupid LIMA doesn’t always work right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mmm…Lima….

  53. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    Now that our league finally added the NA spot I have an open roster spot im not sure how to fill. I picked up Altuve while Hill is on the mend but I obviously dont need to keep him. Here is my roster construction:

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

    SP Bumgardner, Zimmerman, Peavy, Lester, Harvey, Buchholz, Miller RP Street, Perkins, Boggs

    Obviously I know you don’t recommend carrying too many bench bats, so that means picking up an 8th starter or a 4tg reliever. Here are the best option:

    SP Kuroda, Miley, Garza DL (reports have him due back early May), Hammell, Griffin (gets Astros next), Tillman, Fiers

    RP Madison DL, Veras, Pestano, Cook, Bailey, Al Al etc, Cashner, Crow

    Its a 10 team h2h mixed league. Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin

  54. Nonstoptalk says:
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    Is trading for injured players a bad idea? Dude in my league is down Greinke & Weaver. Worth trying to steal Greinke? I have 2 DL spots open. We’re talking H2H.

    Thanks in Advance…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it is…

  55. Jeff says:
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    Who to start this week at IF;

    LaRoche(Lefty) – 6 home games – 4 vs Righties

    Middlebrooks (righty) – 7 home games all vs Righties

    Retledge (Righty) – 7 home games – 5 vs righties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  56. Nuclear Bucky says:
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    Grey,

    First time commenter. This is so exciting!
    Anywho, I have a trade offer of Michael Saunders for David Hernandez, I get Saunders. Both have potential upside. What is your projection/opinion on Saunders?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Just checking you know that Saunders is on the DL, right? Does your league count holds? What’s the size of your league/how many OF do you start and how many DL slots do you have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Welcome! I’d take Saunders…

  57. c0wfunk says:
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    I’ve got 3 spots to fill in 4 pitchers. Figuring on BumG v Cubs and Fernandez v Phils. so I’ve got to choose between Gallardo v Cards or Kuroda v Bal.. Whaddaya think?

    Also, heads up Frazier is sitting out tonight v Burnett. Makes that choice easy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo… Thanks for the heads up!

  58. Hampton says:
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    is it time to give up on Jesus Montero and platoon John jaso and Wellington Castillo at catcher?

    • Hampton says:
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      @Hampton:

      ah I see previous replies to a similar question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  59. FillyP says:
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    What’s another catcher question, right? Right?!

    I’m tired of waiting for J. Montero to come around. Would you drop for Gattis? Also available: Pierzynski, Lucroy, Arencibia, Iannetta.

    OBP/XBH league. FYI it’s a Keeper, but we can only keep 3 hitters max..

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      And yes, I realize it’s only been 34 AB. What worries me is that this is his first season as a full time catcher.. and he hasn’t taken a single walk yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:
        I’m confused. JP over Gattis after that schmexy writeup above? OBP league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, JP’s decent and didn’t need a write up…

          • FillyP says:
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            @Grey:

            I’ve done this song and dance with Arencibia before, but I’ll try again. He’s the whiff king, but can’t be much worse than Montero. Gattis also has OF eligibility in ESPN… tough choice.

            Doumit also available but he’s been struggling. Thanks for the help Grey.

  60. teker says:
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    a few questions – competitive, 10 team, shallow 5×5 league; doing well in most cats, except hr and rbis (g. stanton hasn’t woken up yet)

    2b – available are rutledge (i know you are high on him), carpenter (soon to have 2b elig), h. kendrick, daniel murphy (always could hit, getting more comfortable, obviously no speed).

    3b – mouse, youk, and again – carp.

    c – have santana, picked upi buck because he was hot but playing in minosota and denver this weekend, doesn’t look good – so picked up gettis… will gettis be able to keep it up? (note: i can only carry one c most of the time, will have to make a decision next week between them)

    p – josh johnson fell into my lap, so sorta screwed, is he really dropable at this point (i did pick up ferendez before the mets game)…

    who do you like in short term/long term? shallow league so talent is always available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what the question is…

  61. Boomer19 says:
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    Trying to ditch Josh Johnson. Trade JJ straight for Henderson or trade JJ and Simmons for Morales and Hellickson? Can’t believe I even got offers for him in the first place. Maybe it is going to be 100 degrees in Toronto this summer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  62. Steve says:
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    For those who play in Yahoo leagues with LF/CF/RF spots, Choo now has CF eligibility, as well as RF.

    Which is nice.

  63. Eric Riptide says:
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    Who’s the better keep at this moment? Carlos Villanueva just pitched 7 1/3 innings against SF. Does he have more value than Dillon Gee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  64. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep 20-team, H2H-Points League

    Hanley injury replacement. Had picked-up Descalso…drop him for Marwin Gonzalez or Eduardo Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

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

    Lost Greinke. SP pickings are slim. Porcello and Nicasio are my bench options. Bedard (@OAK, vs CLE) or Stults (@LAD, @SF) worth picking up for their 2-starts next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose Nicasio…

  66. Tom C says:
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    @Grey,

    I think my pitching could use some help. I have the following starters: Morrow, AJ Griffin, Peavy, Bumgarner, Ryu, Teheran, Mike Minor.

    What are your thoughts? I have very solid hitting could trade Choo for Zimmerman or Pence for Yovani. Would you make any of those trades? Or would you wait…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks fine, but those trades are fair… I’d take Zimmermann if I were worried…

  67. stoopid says:
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    Just lost Greinke. Got offered Rizzo & Sabathia for Votto.

    My staff is:

    Greinke, Scherzer, Burnett, Beckett, & Morrow. We can only roster 9 SP’s. I’d drop either Cishek or Herreira for Sabatthia.

    We keep 4 players.

    • stoopid says:
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      @stoopid: He has Ike Davis as well. Was thinking about countering for Ike instead of Rizzo and maybe trying to upgrade at closer. I have:

      Herreira Cishek Veras & Nathan.

      He has: Rivera, Reed & Parnell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My new hero…

  68. Rixo says:
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    Grey,

    ESPN 12 team mixed league, H2H, Which OF do you prefer?

    Cain
    Marte
    Maybin
    Gattis
    Viciedo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  69. Jay says:
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    trade votto for J-Up and Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey:

        cool

        who do you like more E5 or Rizzo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          E5

  70. Jamie says:
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    10 Team H2H with OPS and TB:

    Arencibia or Gattis?
    Dom Brown or Moss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP… Brown…

  71. sange da man says:
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    Buddy keeps trying this trade scenario from pre-season…..12 team ESPN points keeper league…..my team is solid…..go for the trade or hold?

    Deal offered is my Longoria ( great avg, walks, will the power come?? and so-so lineup protection) for
    his Lawrie (currently DL, but how off from Elong is he really gonna be this year?) and WIl Myers (15th rd keeper next season).

    Hold, accept, or play super hardball and try to snatch Profar(rd. 13 keeper) in addition from his roster as well? Scored 500 pts last week (Joey Bats, Longo, Butler, Rios,A-Jax, Smarj, Wainwright, Matt Moore as my core….)

    I have a good bench/utility (Gattis, Marte, Moss, Rutledge) but I’d take a hit until the rooks get called up if I accept….I think I can make a deep run this year as constructed, and my keepers would be 2 of Marte(rd 16), Adam Eaton (rd 15), Teheren( rd 17), Rios(rd 13)…Or is Longo/Lawrie a close wash and I’d get myself at least one, maybe two of the best keepers in my league and still keep a solid core…..quite a conundrum……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a terrible deal…

  72. bossmanjunior says:
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    Gardner v. M. Gonzalez or Hill v. Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  73. Steve says:
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    Fair to assume Kenley isn’t available today after going two straight days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  74. OaktownSteve says:
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    Smokey mighta been right about Fuji yesterday. I mighta been not so right. Blown save.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He had some really crappy luck…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        What happened?

  75. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pick three to start (and why please) h2h points

    Willingham
    Aoki
    Bourn
    Melky
    Carlos Beltran

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki, Bourn, Beltran…

  76. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Fujikawa go kablooey.

    Time to speculate on James Russell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… I wouldn’t yet…

  77. Wes Gardner says:
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    Grey-
    down goes Grienke- so my choices in a H2H 16 mixer are:

    Hammels
    Hughes
    Capuano
    Lilly
    Kendrick
    Doubront

    I grabbed Hammels but I may waive him. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

      • Wes Gardner says:
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        Thanks Grey-

        have a great weekend with the MILFs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, WG!

  78. Wake Up says:
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    Just wanted to mention that I just finished re-reading Grey’s E-book. Well worth it. Fun read. (he paid me very, very little to mention this)…seriously, pick it up and read it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, WU!

    • Preziii says:
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      @Wake Up: yo broski, ur done with yours, pass that shizz around! Oh you want money, grey? I thought our love was enough….

  79. Jay says:
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    g-damnit!! all week I have been readig how Bochy was going to hold Romo out for a rest and yet he doesn’t…well thanks a friggin lot Bochy you clam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have that many closers that you bench him?

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: no not at all…but he probably shouldn;t have been in that game, but comes out with 27.00 ERA and 4.50 WHIP. granted it’s over 2/3 of an inning but every little bit helps.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed…

  80. mhfella says:
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    They got greedy with Romo. Fourth time they trotted him out in five days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope he gets hurt…

  81. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Segura or Espinosa?

    Segura and Kendrick or Kendrys and Peavy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa… Peavy…

  82. Preziii says:
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    Ordered the caravan… Got the bats.. and balls!! Get ur goggles on if ur getting on the hood! Those bugs could be painful…

    Before we go, i need to set my RCL lineup tho..

    Start worley@NYM and julio teheruns@WSH? Im thinkin sit julio and play vance.. watchya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Worley…. Sit Teheran… Get your chains too!

      • Preziii says:
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        @Grey: sweet! Im chaining you to the hood?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No! Quentin’s getting chained to the hood…

          • Preziii says:
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            @Grey: haha we will chain him and then throw fastballs at his shoulders!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We will, then we will call him Little Canseco and ask him about dinosaurs…

              • Preziii says:
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                @Grey: haha we must chant “Grein-ke” as we stone him… (Ball him?)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, ball him while he’s strapped in the Mad Hatter Tea Cup ride…

                  • Preziii says:
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                    @Grey: the image i just got right there…. Priceless!

  83. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Gattis is also a bada%% that doesn’t believe in using batting gloves. “F batting gloves” is a direct quote from him heard around the batting cage.

    Reserve a chair in the no batting glove hall of fame right alongside Vlad Guerrero, Moises Alou, and Dickie “Popeye” Thon. Seriously though, the dude flat our rakes and makes great contact for a power hitter. 2 of his 3 homers were also hit in Crayola Canyon, so there’s that. The Braves are going to have to find a way to keep his bat in the lineup when they get healthy. For now though, ride the wave.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup… I saw one of the homers too… He didn’t even really get it and knocked it out to the Unicorn Vomit Statue…

  84. Dominic says:
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    Someone just dropped Herrera… Should I put in waiver claim and drop him for Cishek? I also have Holland and nobody else worth dropping. How much would you spend on a $100 budget? I was thinking like $2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one worth dropping…

  85. Long Bawls says:
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    Dag! Closerpocalypse not just the name your Greek grandparents changed when they escaped from that diner basement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

  86. mhfella says:
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    Vulture win for Fugikawa. Another mess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’ll take the ugly win…

  87. the baseball says:
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    Elvis Andrus, Carlos Santana, Brett Anderson for Posey and Cueto? 12 team mixed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey

  88. Long Bawls says:
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    Vulture win for Fujikawa? More like vulturd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  89. Tom C says:
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    @grey: drop andre ethier for Matt Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  90. Robert says:
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    Youk or Machado…Thanks to losing Greinke I need to drop one of these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  91. Milarky says:
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    Grey, you replied in my previous post that you’d take Peavy in a trade for Greinke now (yes, it’s a keeper league, but want to win this year!). Would you work to try and get any of these guys over Peavy? Gallardo, Dickey, Morrow, Sale, or Scherzer. The guy with Scherzer might be willing, but he asked for Lowrie as well, which is a no go for me (I’d have to start Cozart!). Might be able to talk him down. Also considering smaller trade where I’d get Bailey or Vogelsong without giving up Greinke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if it’s a keeper, I’d work to get someone better than Peavy… I’d take Scherzer…

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Would you give up Greinke for any of the others I mentioned above in a keeper? If I can’t get Scherzer, I’m considering trying to get Wainwright and Peavy for Sabathia and Greinke.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Wainwright…

          • Milarky says:
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            @Grey: Got it – but he would likely only give me Wainwright if I also give him CC, meaning I’d be getting Wainwright/Peavy for Sabathia/Greinke.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, that’s too much…

  92. Goose says:
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    Sunday night’s post title, after today’s homer and GW RBI, followed by two more HRs this weekend:

    Wanna be Starlin’ somethin’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but there will be a roundup tomorrow by Dan Pants…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Dammit, Dan Pants!

        I’m just excited Starlin has realized the season’s started.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He had a good first game, didn’t he?

          • Goose says:
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            @Grey:

            A couple hits and a steal, I think. He’s fine – he had a triple the other day. Just been a lot of singles… Just like the rest of my guys, Hosmer, Craig… Dink, dink, dink…

            But it’s early… :)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, it’s early…

  93. Enrique says:
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    Gray, thanks a always great advice, Since Aramis is injured I’ve bee using Gyorko but Plouffe is available, would you make the switch or stay put, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. I’d stay put…

  94. Grey — Is Villanueva much of an upgrade over Billingsley, Griffin, or Milone? My other pitchers are Niese, Scherzer, and the unfortunate Mr. Greinke. This is a 6×5 rote redraft league with a 1300-inning cap.

    I’m going to need to trade for some SP help, I think. I’ll come back to that next week.

    Also, Chris Carter, Matt Adams, and Franklin Gutierrez are available in the same league. I’d lose some position eligibility but would you grab any of those three for Bonifacio (2B/OF in my league) or Nuñez (3B/SS)? Other than those two I have Rutledge and Espinosa at 2B and SS, so dropping one would leave me thin at one of those two positions.

    Thanks! Have a good weekend.

    • @Enrique: Kendrick and W Peralta are also available (in the SP part of the question).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…. I’d grab Carter over Nunez…

  95. Andrew says:
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    Would you trade Martin Prado for Mark Teixera and Rafeal Betancourt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I really needed saves, sure…

  96. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey.. Which player should I play tonight?
    Gardner
    Josh Reddick
    Mark Reynolds
    or Carlos Beltran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  97. Tom C says:
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    segura or rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  98. Grey — last question … I’m going to try to reduce my losses on Greinke and am thinking of trying to buy low on a good SP. haven’t thought of specific scenarios yet, but Gallardo, Dickey, and Sabathia come to mind as pitchers starting slow who’ll probably be OK. Do you agree with that assessment? And are there any others you see as good buy-low targets? Thanks again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind Gallardo…

    • @Enrique: Psyche! He heh. In reply to my question above you suggested droping Nuñez to grab Chris Carter but I was wrong. Carter isn’t available. Would you do the same for Matt Adams? Or hold? There’s a slight position flexibility issue at play by dropping Nuñez.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d hold then…

        • @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Get some rest this weekend.

  99. Matt says:
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    Was offered CarGo, Castro, Darvish, and Taveres for my Trout, Stanton, Middlebrooks, Wilhemsen. Thoughts? I am stacked at skill position – Posey, Fielder, Kinsler, and Wright – except SS (Hardy boy). I have Pacman Jones in the outfield and have Myers stashed for May. My pitchers are all young high-K upside. Harvey, Scherzer, Smardzja, Minor. Is this a good deal for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good…

  100. Kid A says:
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    wonky giancarlo shoulder. MEDIC!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you Quentin!

  101. Andrew says:
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    Gattis over Pierzynski? Or at least close enough that I can try to get something for Pierzynski and come out ahead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try and get something for AJ if you like… I’d go Gattis…

  102. malamoney says:
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    I thought Gatti’s was something that belonged to the late boxer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You thinking of Gary Gaetti?

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Nah. Arturo “Thunder” Gatti.

        But I’ve got love for Gaetti too!

  103. Howard says:
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    Anyone, when do we think Profar’s getting called up? Thinking of putting a waiver claim in on him in a 16 teamer, my middle infield situation is a catastrophe.

    Also, drop Krispie Young, Reimold or Bonifacio for Cowgill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Rangers have no place to play Profar… Maybe he comes up late July if they trade Moreland and Kinsler moves to 1B… Hold…

  104. RiffRaff says:
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    Back to Machado over Lawrie… You’ve got Lawrie at #8 and Machado at #12 in your rankings. It’s been a week (as you’ve said to some questioners). So what’s the dealio? Is Macho moving up or is Lawrie moving down? I’m trying to get a handle on the logic here. How about a quick 3B rerank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked them in January… Lawrie got hurt yet again… Machado looks like he’s coming into his own… Did Lawrie wow you so much last year? Machado was a huge prospect too… I’m just going on what I see and Machado has great power and speed… He looks like a future superstar…

  105. The G says:
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    Grey,

    14-team H2H
    AB, R, H, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI’s, Steals, BB, K’s, TB’s, and AVG
    INN, W, L, CG, SHO, Saves, ER, HR, BB, K’s, ERA, Win %, and Blown Saves…

    My bats are:
    C: Weiters
    1b: Encarnacion
    2b: Jed Lowrie
    SS: Espinosa
    3b: Middlebrooks(just picked him up…some idiot dropped him…I was using Gyorko)
    OF: Trout
    OF J-Up
    OF: Choo
    Util: Josh Willingham
    BN: Gyorko
    BN: Saunders
    DL: Headley

    Drop Michael Saunders for Reddick? Saunders was my bench bat…

    Also, Greinke was my ace…I have Medlen, B. Anderson, Chacin (just picked him up for Hammel), Chapman, A. Reed…(I just dropped Jarrod Parker for Reed)

    Should I pick up another SP (AJ Griffin, Wandy-types are available) or trade Middlebrooks or Headley for a SP?

    Any other changes you’d make for my team? Im currently in 10th place….

    Thanks for your help…I am a HUGE fan of your site! Keep up the awesome work…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Try to trade Headley for a SP… Otherwise grab Griffin and start him ideal matchups… Go with Reddick…

  106. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    after reading the above comments,let me get this right. Because of Quentins act Giancarlos shoulder gets hurt?So greinke and Giancarlo are somehow cosmicly linked?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They share a shoulder, people know this…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: are you responsible for this

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I might’ve had something to do with it…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I take no blame for this. Unless you like it, then I take full praise for this.

  107. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Eduardo Nunez has a ball magnet on the right upper quadrant of his body. Got plunked last week in the right bicep, tonight in the right wrist…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope it doesn’t activate in the shower…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Well, he gets to hit the showers early so for today he’s safe…

  108. Wake Up says:
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    Anything wrong with Hamels? Thinking of trying to get him to replace Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His shoulder seems to be fine after concerns this spring…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: keeper…give Hanley for him right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s fair…

  109. Sky

    Sky says:
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    So starting Mike Leake against a team he has a 3.20 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP against in 11 starts was a bad idea…obviously…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should’ve went with Timmy Tinkle…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Couldn’t find him in the FA pool. Almost went with Willy Oui-Oui but I didn’t realize he was French and mispelled his last name.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yuneisky Gottapoopie is also very good…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Turd Fergeson would’ve been great for tonight…unfortch, he was down with the kids at the pool.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think you’re thinking of Turtlehead Popaheadout…

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                That’s his Native American name. Though his son ‘Pitches With Brown Bottom’ is steaming up pitchers’ mounds in high-A.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If we’re gonna say his Native American name then go with go with the proper name: Chief Sitting Crouched For Twenty Minutes While Doing Crosswords…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Ha! Fine, then I change his son’s to ‘Boy Who Makes Razzball Comments On Crapper With Smartphone’

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hey, that’s me!

                    • RiffRaff says:
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                      @Sky: LMAO

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Sky: he is usually pretty good at PNC…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, all the stats screamed ‘stream me!’…boy did I get the wrong kinda streaming Leake.

  110. George says:
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    You sure you didn’t mess up that part about the homeless guy? I think you meant to say there’s a homeless man down your street the Royals drafted.

    In a year’s time, he will establish himself as a top prospect in the organization and the Royals will trade him for Dan Haren.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Breaking news: Royals traded Billy Butler for a homeless man… Money saved on airplane fuel from not lugging Butler around makes the deal make sense…

  111. Drew says:
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    @Grey 6×6 Holds and QS instead of wins… 2 of 3 ROS- Shelby Miller, Jose Fernandez, Hiroki Kuroda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, Fernandez

  112. Project Merkin says:
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    Ah Niese with no control. Why not? It’s been a rough week, just pile it on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You scared me… It’s not that bad…

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Ha, it wasn’t that bad at the time, but it got bad. He’ll get the W.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I saw… You jinxed him, Merkin!

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: I wasn’t wearing my lucky merkin! (eww)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was eating dinner when I read your comment and I laughed at your name and mentioned to Cougar why… So then I had explain what a merkin is and then led us on a 30 minute merkin convo… I think I’m getting one for next Xmas!

              • Project Merkin says:
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                @Grey: Haha I could talk merkins all day long.

                The trick is to say it casually in an email and try to get your buddies to google it at work. The google images alone that pop up are enough to give em a workday heart attack.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Merkin has one of the best Wikipedia pages…

                  • Project Merkin says:
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                    @Grey: My only problem with the wikipedia page is that it isn’t longer!

                    It certainly doesn’t pull any punches. Love the very first line. “Let’s just cut to the chase here….”

                    (a decorative item? really?)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, you should guest edit the Merkin page… Wikipedia is only as good as its guest editors! I’d add in, “The Merkin has recently grown in popularity in the Scandinavian countries.”

                    • Project Merkin says:
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                      I was thinking something along the lines of: Few know that the first recorded merkin was worn by Jesus Christ, which he lost in a bet to Satan back in 1961 in a now infamous “Art of Manliness” arm wrestling match.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! After the arm wrestling match on what is now called ‘Easter,’ Jesus has taken a step back in day to day world managing.

                    • Project Merkin says:
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                      @Project Merkin: Haha Easter? Try Thanksgiving.

  113. Brownie says:
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    Would you deal Pence, Bailey and the Muppeteer for Wieters and James Shields?

    Jaso is my current catcher and he’s doing the job so far. Any need to upgrade at catcher?

    I have Price, Samajdkgskdgh, Medlen and Minor already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t make that trade…

  114. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick up Macho Manny Machado and dump Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go that far yet…

  115. Cheese says:
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    WTB!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s outta control… WTB?!

  116. c0wfunk says:
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    Streamonator ftqs! Nolasco 6ip 1 run v phils.. Even got 1k lol..

    N martes on fire, another 2 hits and a sb. Excellent prognostication on that one good sir. Amazing how lost in the shuffle young starling was this year. Hoping he keeps it up. Aokis a really nice buy so far as well.

    too bad about giancarlo tho last least he’s got an excuse for all teh suck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Marte… Have no idea why him and Machado got the shaft while everyone loved Hosmer and Lawrie last year…

  117. Prezii says:
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    Gonna go give myself a Worley in the toilet… Im droppin this guy for sure! Gimme Timmy Tinkle…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Timmy Tinkle’s getting sent down…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If only he pitched in Miami. You could make it a Tropical Worley

  118. jesse says:
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    how about a “Buy” for my boy Carl Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him… Go buy him!

  119. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: I’m targeting Greinke in my keeper/dynasty leagues, knowing that I have decent bench SPs (eg. Estrada) that can fill in until Greinke comes back, plus I will still have Zach for future seasons. So far I’ve landed Greinke for a package of Hammel/Cruz in a 14-team roto league and for J-Zimm in a 12-team H2H points league where pitching is king. Decent strategy or am I being too aggressive? I can still pull back my other offers that I’m floating, so I wanted to ask the guru before I go too far…

    Thanks for the opinion!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see taking him for Hammel/Cruz… Solid value in a keeper…

  120. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop JP for some WTB action and ride it while it’s hot? Damn that sounds gross…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, but if you wanna juggle catchers I could see it in an 8 team league…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, not sure I want to play the juggling game, but there are a ton of decent catchers available (Perez, Avila, Buck, Jesus, etc.), so not like I’d be out in the cold if JP got taken.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, so make the switch… It’s not like there’s not other options…

  121. Kid A says:
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    Reyes down. Bringing on a cart. DAMN YOU QUENTIN!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quentin needs to be stopped!

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @Kid A: first time he ever slides in feet first he breaks his ankle? Whose idea was that?

      • Kid A says:
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        Hommy doing what he does best: destroying fantasy baseball teams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hommy Tanson swallowed the soul of Tommy Hanson and emerged from a dust cloud of crap…

  122. aaron says:
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    Woah Reyes hurt now. Greinke too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OaktownSteve isn’t gonna be happy…

  123. nightpandas says:
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    Sir Moustashio,

    Drop D Robertson for Capuano? (15 teamer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  124. Steve says:
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    Santos on in the 6th, hopefully that means Cecil has moved up the MR pecking order…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cecil has looked great in MR… Was actually looking at him in the RCL for Ks…

  125. Bobby says:
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    drop Nunez, Eduardo for Marwin Gonzalez??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  126. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Weekly 10 team 5×5 starting tomorrow … Sit two Shelby, bailey, Parker, milone, janssen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker, Bailey

  127. Tack The Kack says:
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    Hey Grey, would you drop either Bonifacio, Aybar or Rutledge to grab Segura? Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio

  128. zzzzzz says:
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    Going to grab a pitcher – rank these guys: Corbin, Villanueva, Ervin Santana, Lannan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva, Ervin…

  129. Project Merkin says:
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    With Reyes probably out for a while, Boneface probably gets a bump in playing time/value, assuming he can get his shtuff together. Eh? I’m pickin him back up. Who’s comin with me?

    • Reverse Cowgill says:
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      @Project Merkin: I agree just added him in a few leagues. Grey, question for you sir. Although they are the same player one hits in better park and at better spot in lineup..should I drop Rutledge for Espinosa to fill my middle infield spot in 10 team league… Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d hold for the 7 home games for Rutledge this week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that could be…

  130. Mookiewilson says:
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    Ike Davis really perfecting the ticker tease early on. 2 RBI on the Mets first 65 runs; that doesn’t seem very good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… No, not good at all…

  131. Steve says:
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    Fuck you, Perkins. And fuck you even more, Gardenhire. Last thing I needed.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: And fuck the rest of my stupid team with your 6/31.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve: My RCL team is 4/40. So there!

        • royce! says:
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          @royce!: make that 41.

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!: But a 4.5 point gain on the day!

          • royce! says:
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            @Steve: TO 38.5!!!

            • Steve says:
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              @royce!: It’s still early?

              • royce! says:
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                @Steve: Yep, still early. No way that Stanton and Bautista can continue like this…

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve: Batting .194 for the season. But now that I have Holliday, all of that is in the rear view…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, really didn’t need that Kazaam….

  132. Steve says:
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    Great, now Hernandez is going to screw me as well.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Well, alright then. But this strategy is not supposed to leave me with a 1.73 WHIP.

  133. Jon says:
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    If Giancarlo’s out for the rest of the weekend, would you start Chris Carter (@ LAA Richards/Wilson), Howie Kendrick (vs HOU Harrell/Humber) or Pronk (vs BAL Hammel/Chen)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter…

  134. Reverse Cowgill says:
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    Rutledge or Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge for the next week while he’s home… Let’s see how he does in Coors…

    • Reverse Cowgill says:
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      @Reverse Cowgill: sorry for double post grey saw your hold for 7 games in coors on Rutledge. You have a one your site is the best man!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem…

  135. Gomie says:
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    drop Hammel for Ross Detwiler?

  136. Steve says:
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    Et tu, Smyly? Et tu?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Useless bastard. Is ONE clean inning too much to hope for? Seems it is.

  137. Fister Furbush says:
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    Emergency advice needed.

    I am offering Votto and Bourn for Cargo and Prado.

    I already have E5 at first, i just want more room to shuffle my depth of OF’s in and out of from the Utility spot.

    Votto’s knee injury makes me think his power has diminished a little…and Cargo is about as consistent as it gets hitting for the Rockies.

    What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you…

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Grey:

        This is how my team would look in a 10 team h2h league

        Wieters
        Encarnacion
        Altuve
        Beltre
        Tulowitzki
        Carlos Gonzalez
        Carlos Beltran
        Aoki
        UTIL:
        Melky Cabrera/Prado/WIllingham

        Gio Gonzalez
        Johnny Cueto
        Yovani Gallardo
        Kris Medlen
        Jake Peavy
        Brandon Morrow
        Hisashi Iwakuma
        Wade Miley
        Fernando Rodney
        Mariano Rivera

        You like?

        • Fister Furbush says:
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          @Fister Furbush:

          and any advice on who you would try and move or on how I should strengthen my weaknesses?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, looks solid…

  138. Wake Up says:
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    MmmHAA MmmHAA MmmHAA!

  139. zzzzzz says:
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    Pick up Jesus Montero over Avila right?

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @zzzzzz:

      I wouldnt. Montero is stone cold right now and is losing playing time to Kelly Shoppach.

      Look elsewhere, Buck, Gattis, Hundley, Flowers. Pretty much all better options right now than Montero or Avila IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  140. Kid A says:
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    So Reyes out 1-3 months with his ankle. Jesus. I think I just saw Oaktown Steve running down East 14th in war paint and a hula skirt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s all pray for Oaktown Steve…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Kid A: HA!

  141. Project Merkin says:
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    Hey there’s Rutledge with a HR. Still a fantasy hate crime against Street but I was expecting that anyways. What a pitching week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s see if after a week in Coors if everyone is hating on Rutledge still…

  142. Frank Grimes says:
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    Grey would you drop gyroko for marte? Jedd is my only bench bat have Rut at 2nd and Desmond at ss. Maybe dump Terehan or Beckett instead?

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @Frank Grimes: someone just grabbed him 20 minute ago haha
      what’s bout for carter, moss or fraGu instead? Maybe I just hold for now.

  143. jjj says:
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    Would you trade league for jansen??

    • jjj says:
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      @jjj: kenley jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jjj: Nope

  144. jjj says:
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    how long is Ike’s leash??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jjj: For who? The Mets?

      • jjj says:
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        @Grey: starting for my fantasy team

  145. Boof Bonser says:
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    Nava should continue to start vs. RHP even after David Ortiz gets back, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boof Bonser: That seems doubtful… At least not every day…

  146. Steve says:
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    That Rutledge HR improved my mood, and the prawn and pea risotto I’m cooking as I type should help things along even more :-)

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @Steve: nice! Arborio or Carnaroli rice?

        • Frank Grimes says:
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          @Steve: try Carnaroli next time you’ll love the results!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Hopefully that chills out all the people who want to drop him…

  147. anchovies says:
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    need a catcher pretty badly…
    Jaso
    Hundley
    AJ Ellis
    Cervelli
    Doumit
    all on the wire. looking to dump a few duds.

    also have a shot at
    Duda
    Marwin
    Schierholtz
    matt adams
    Chris Carter

    errrrr….

    could use power or steals right about now

    thanks

  148. Matthew says:
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    I have Reyes in one of my leagues. I have A. Simmons replacing him and Bonifacio as a Bench, now UTIL player. Here is my roster, so you suggest I pick up Segura while Reyes is on my DL

    C – Perez
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B Scutaro/Boni
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Reyes/Simmons
    OF – McCutchen/Gordon/Choo
    UTIL – Frazier/Ike Davis

    Pitching
    Bumgarner, Scherzer, Estrada, Peavy, Kuroda, Miley, Millone, Niese

    RP
    Whilhelmson, Holland, Boggs, Janseen

    Who do you suggest I drop if you think I should get Segura? And the guy who sole Harvey and Rutlidge from me has both haha, maybe I can work a Frazier/Reyes for Harvey/Rutlidhe type trade? Thanks.

    • Matthew says:
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      @Matthew: Since I can’t spell for sh!t w the eye phone, haha, I meant do you suggest I pick up Segura? I won’t hve to drop anyone cause of DL spot, but I just wanted a suggestion from you.

  149. RiffRaff says:
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    Would you trade the dread pirate for J-Up?
    Cutch looks fine, but Upton could be a beast this year.

  150. ROLFAMLO says:
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    Marwin, Peralta, Crawford, or Cozart

      • ROLFAMLO says:
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        @Grey: what the shit you told me Cozart like 3 days ago

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And now Peralta’s hot…

  151. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey whats up!!! Man u guys are great and helping my team always for the best.. I’m just wondering why everyone is telling me to stay away from Zito? When I read about him, all signs point to picking him up.. Whats wrong with him for me to stay away from him? Hey also Iwakuma, Putz and Shelby Miller killed it for me last night. My batters killed it as well. Thanks for the pitching tips! Got me 130 points yesterday. 74 of them in pitching.. When u told me to pick up Miller I didn’t know he started too. Awesome!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Lynch: No problem… Zito doesn’t strike many guys out and he has a career ERA near 4.00…

  152. TheNewGuy says:
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    Alice?! Who the fu*k is Alice!

    Holy shizz Ike Davis, 0-fer as the Mets score 16 odd runs. Isnt that his 2nd ticker tease already! Glad he teased whilst on my bench.

    Not falling for the same trap as last year and dropping him right? When he gets hot he goes into mashing mode.

  153. Frank Lynch says:
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    Omg also I just found out Reyes got hurt and will be out up to 3 months. I already have Teixeira on the DL list. What are my options?

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        If a trade doesn’t go through then do I put Reyes in DL and Teix on the bench till may? Or do I drop Teix if I can’t trade him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, bench Tex for a couple of weeks… Or try to make a different trade…

  154. Jon says:
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    Bud Norris over Cobb, Doubront or Gee ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Gee…

  155. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trusting Zach-Mac-Attack (CLE) today in a 12 teamer? Am killing ERA and WHIP this week but could use some more K’s/QS’s (yep we are some of the sane folk who dont rely on flukey wins!).

  156. PWIRE says:
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    Which side do you like:
    Castro and J.Upton for Votto and Hewyard

  157. knighttown says:
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    OK, after being away for a week time to really get into this thing. I’ve got a bunch of (mediocre) starters so can afford to be (and need to be) selective with my starts. I can look at runs/avg on MLB.com but sample size etc. Throw out 8 or 9 offenses I should avoid and 8 or 9 offenses I should target please? According to the current numbers my old strategies (avoid AL East, Tex, LAA, Cin, St. L and target NL West, Seattle, AL central minus Detroit) aren’t looking so shitty so I’m lost.

  158. knighttown says:
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    Second question. Can I get my early season audit done? 13 team, 5 x 5 daily league.

    CI- Longoria, Goldshmidt, Konerko (Ortiz-DL)
    MI- Rutledge, Marwin, Aybar (Jeter-DL)
    C- J. Montero
    OF (5)- Dread Pirate, J-Up, Choo, Holliday, A-Jax
    Util- Marte
    BN- Profar (Christ I need help at MI)
    SP- Gallardo, Miller, Griffen, Milone, Matt Moore, Niese, Fiers, Estrada, Ryu
    RP- Cishek, Marmol, Rosenthal

    1. Any glaring stat weaknesses?
    2. Any general advice other than a desperate need for the Closerpocalypse to return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown: 1) Starters 2) Fiers might be a guy I’d drop

  159. Jon says:
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    You trade Ian Desmond for Max Scherzer immediately, right? 18-man keeper H2H 5×5 scoring. Dez is my CI but I could slot Kendrick in there or someone like Cozart off waivers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Yup

  160. slew says:
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    Looks like Fuji is unavailable and likely heading to the infirmary…

  161. sul says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Are you a believer in either Masterson or Norris in a ten teamer?
    Would you drop Belt or Dunn for one of them?
    I kinda like belt, who can contribute across the board, plus he seems to be over the illness he had early on.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sul: Masterson… Dunn

  162. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey how’s your weekend… Sorry this is my 3rd question but I got alot on my mind. Lol… Anyway I got this guy in my Leauge that wants me to give him an offer cause I want Justin Upton. Like u said I need more power. Well Scott Evans thinks maybe Cole Hamels and Teix for J Upton. What do you think? I need to do something with Teix cause I need to put Reyes on the DL.. What would you do if you were in my position?? Thanks dude.. Or I can just sit on Teix for 2 weeks until he comes back.. IDK

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thanks bro.. Try what though, the trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  163. Jon says:
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    I added James Russell with Fujikawa hitting the DL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Yup

  164. EG says:
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    Drop Fiers or Bedard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG: Fiers

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: woah, Fiers is THAT bad. Or is it just because he’s the fifth starter for a team that doesn’t need that spot for a while? He did have a clean 9th today in meaningless spot against cardinals fill-ins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a middle reliever for now… You can drop him…

  165. chillmodious says:
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    Shelby Miller or Iwakuma, ROS?

  166. Wake Up says:
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    Anyone swab Ike for Valley Fever yet?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: oops…he just K’d twice while I was typing that…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wake Up: Ha… Anyone check Ike Davis for Ann B Davis?

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Grey: Nice…you made me look that one up…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You’re welcome!

  167. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15 day DL with a forearm injury. Who do you think will see the most save chances between James Russell and Shawn camp ?

  168. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey.. Did I do something to piss you off? Did I ask too many questions or something cause if you have rules or a certain way you want things done then I’ll do just that just let me know if I’m using this site incorrectly and I’ll change my questions

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      I’m just wondering cause this is my first year and I thought I might be asking too much. I’d hate to be, That Guy!

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          Na I wasn’t saying that cause I didn’t get answers right away.. Shit I got 2 n a half year old twins and I’m up at 6am And I live in Jersey.. It’s just I had A guy in the Basketball league that said something like that about me and I just didn’t know if thats what you were about. My bad

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha… Where in Jersey?

            • Frank Lynch says:
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              old bridge.. 15 min from Staten Island and 20 min from the shore.. We got the bay though.. LOL Why are you from here?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice…

                • Frank Lynch says:
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                  where you from? You don’t gotta tell me town I understand but are u A Jersey boy? And please tell me your a Yankee fan… I’m 33 and I met the Mick when I was like 10 or 11 i forget, but my aunt was a Waitress at Mickey Mantle’s restaurant and she brought us in when he was there. It was the best!!! On the way out I looked at 2 couples eating outside and I noticed it was Goose and Dave Raghetii( can’t spell) but I was the only one to notice them then everyone cluttered there table. LOL I felt bad but I got another great Mickey Mantle story

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha… That’s awesome… I’m from Elizabeth…

                    • Frank Lynch says:
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                      Thats funny!! I used to live in Elizabeth in an apt. for like a year before I bought my house here..lol Right behind the Budweiser Factory. Also, it’s Sunday and I’m down 50 points. He has 3 pitchers going and I only got 1 but last night I pickedup another pitcher thats playing today so I have A chance to score more points. It’s Ervin Santana.. Should I play him? or get rid of him in case u think he might hurt my points?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure, play him…

  169. Snake Hips says:
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  170. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey grey,

    Milone, Dempster, McDonald, Garcia, Hammel, Hughes, Wandy or Beckett ROS?
    I own Beckett.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  171. slew says:
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    Crizzap, now Yoenis to the DL!
    dropping like flies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  172. Jon says:
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    Guy in my league with both Cespedes and Reyes and no bench bats (and lots of pitching because of that) so I wonder if I should offer him Ian Desmond or one of my OF: Victorino, Gardner or Marte, for some of his pitching: Samardzija, Darvish, Lee, Teheran, R.Soriano, Parnell, Wilhelmsen… what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Desmond and Victorino for Lee, Darvish or Samardzija…

  173. Thrilla says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Moustakas was just dropped in my 12 Team H2H Y! league with OBP +SLG. I have Longoria/Lawrie, but do I need to claim Moose off of waivers regardless? Are you still “irrationally high” on him? (I think it was him and Frazier you said that about…) Wondering if I should insure Longo a bit more.

    One more for you:

    Droppable on my team are Hommy Tanson, Ike Davis, J. Henderson, Doubront, Gee. Lose any of the previous guys for these pitchers on the wire? (Same 12-team H2H – we’ve got 7 bench spots)

    Bud Norris
    J. De La Rosa
    C. Tillman
    D. Straily
    M. Fiers
    A. Cashner
    Cingrani
    G. Cole
    J. Lannan
    C. Villanueva
    J. Valverde

    Much appreciated man.

    • Thrilla says:
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      On the Moose question…we only start 9 hitters. So no CI spot and only 1 UTIL slot…Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, claim him… Tanson’s garbage… Gee and Doubront aren’t both necessary…. Tillman, Moose, Gee…

  174. Boomer19 says:
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    Just was offered Jennings for Fowler. Two weeks ago I would have accepted in a heartbeat. Now, I am not sure. Amazing a difference a hot stretch makes. WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond…

  175. mookiewilson says:
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    Start or sit Hughes today vs Bal?

    Also, bench Ike for Swisher? Ike is facing a lefty albeit not an overly daunting one in Scott Diamond and Swisher gets Sale.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench… Play Swisher…

  176. Ethan Steing says:
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    Do you still like Worely over Norris for SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah…

  177. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    That GIF is so unbelievably awesome. I love that guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

  178. Nick M. says:
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    Please pick 2 of 3 for DL stashing: ARod, Beachy, Pineda (H2H Categories)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pineda…

  179. RedRox says:
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    Best DL stash:
    Adam Eaton, Shaun Marcum, Fujikawa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  180. TheNewGuy says:
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    Who the hell is worth adding in the Cubs pen right now. Camp, Russell , any of those schmoes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Russell…

  181. Steve says:
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    No Lowrie today. Eff that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, was thinking about grabbing a one day Marwin but went with James Russell… Watch Marwin hit 3 grand slams today…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: And not that I could have made the switch (Nats game started too early) or even would have but I see that my other SS, Espinosa, hit a home run today. Be nice if he started to find a groove…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed… I couldn’t have made the switch either cause I slept to 10 AM, passed start of today…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: 10am? Don’t rub it in my face!

            You need to have kids.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, I don’t…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: My team is still asleep. 2/13 start for the day, though J-Up’s two steals could be pretty big…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My offense is still rolling… Pitching looks a little wonky so far… Quentin!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: Grrrrrrr. And Lowrie Ks with the bases loaded as a pinch hitter. Doofus.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve: Looking, what’s more.

  182. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Just got 3 different trades, not sure why I’m posting these, but i don’t really care for any of them
    I get Seager for Simmons

    I get Middlebrroks for Andrus

    I get Konerko for Rutledge

    They all seem pretty weak, I have these corners/Util gonzo, Frazier, Berkman, Cuddyer, Panda and Ortiz coming off the DL. And MI’s of Murphy, Andrus, Rutledge and Simmons.

    Know this, and knowing he needs an MI, he has Drew, which MI, would you try to move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are weak… Andrus, but I’d want better than Middlebrooks…

  183. Steve says:
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    Phil Hughes singlehandedly bringing me back into my h2H matchup this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  184. Carnac says:
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    Hanrahan pulled after walking the first 2 batters he faced in a save situation. I just grabbed Bailey wherever he was available.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Carnac: Sorry, it was a tie game. Which is maybe worse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call…

  185. Kid A says:
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    Que tal?

    Weighing some two-start options in a standard points league:

    Milone-Westbrook-Billingsley-Mcdonald

    Concur on the order?

    Thanks Bud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Concur…

  186. Elwood Blues says:
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    NL Only4x4 League.. I need to pick up 2 pitchers.. this being the 1st pickups of the season.. I need a top 12 list to do it.. looking best long term options..
    Nicasio, Lannon, Villanueva, Russell, LeBlanc, Affeld, Collmenter, Locke, Figaro, Camp, Aumont, Kelly, Stultz, Garland, Wilson, Bastardo.. are some of the names I’ve circled.. how would you rank them 1-12?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva, LeBlanc, Russell, Camp, Kelly, Collmenter…

  187. Wake Up says:
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    Samardjong Trump’d by a Mad bum…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: After re-reading, I think I figured it out……you’re Puck right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, and I’m in prison…

  188. TheNewGuy says:
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    Rutledge or Segura?

    Grey’s true love vs his secret lover!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  189. MikeZ says:
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    So what does Reyes’ injury mean for Bonifacio’s value? Longer leash for him to right the ship? Also, will he lead off? Any thoughts, Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’ll move up the order… Definitely longer leash for him…

  190. Steve says:
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    Regression fairy came early for Chris Sale.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve: never trust a guy with toilet paper rolls for arms..

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Prezii: hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time…

  191. Big Magoo says:
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    I’ve never been much of a buy-high fantasy owner, but man, Harvey looks really good. It might not be a bad idea to try to get him off of an owner who thinks he’s selling high…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Big Magoo: Not gettin him off me.

      Cust kayin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you have to pay….

  192. TheNewGuy says:
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    *cough Matt Harvey *cough*. Not saying anything just watch.

    • Prezii says:
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      @TheNewGuy: that worked well!

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Just lost the no-hitter and shutout in one swing. Oh well. He’ll probably flirt with one or two more this year at some point though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You jinxed him.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Did I ever mention the words ‘no hitter’? Nope. Can’t blame me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Harvey was reading the Razzball comments between innings and not sure how he took it…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: this is how its done…

            Grey… Oh fer… Yee!

            I could just say it cuz he probably doesnt speak/read english… But hey..

            • Prezii says:
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              @Prezii: snap thats the MIA box score i was lookin at…. Lol! Shoulda known huh?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just watched his whole start… He’s got pretty nasty stuff… 96 with movement… Giddy up!

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey: thankk youu, greycarlo! Where would my staff be without you?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem…

  193. Frank Grimes says:
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    would you offer Bj Upton for Gallardo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  194. Eng says:
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    Fucking Bardenhop. Mike Matheny clearly has a education level equivalent to a 3rd grader.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  195. Dirt says:
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    Is Edwin Jackson worth a #2 waiver wire pickup in a 14 team league or is he done ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  196. Steve says:
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    Man, that Tiger bullpen is a shambles. Leyland doesn’t have a single guy he can trust.

    Looking good for Valverde to come right back and close, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, might be him and Benoit… It’s not gonna be pretty either way…

  197. Kid A says:
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    Really tired of this Detroit bullpen. Not fun. Not funny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed…

  198. Snake Hipsjoe says:
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    Someone dropped Konerko in my 10team H2H, should I grab him as a Util bat? I would have to drop Cain…sugar!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him…

  199. TheNewGuy says:
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    Whats the name of the whole f**king shizz load- grandsalami and a steal…mini-donkeys just done it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grand slam and eggs…

  200. royce! says:
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    I grabbed Cigriani as a speculative pick during Leake’s leak last night in my 14 teamer. Now that Capuanos taking Greinke’s spot, should I swap em out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would in a non-keeper…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: this was before the cueto injury, i’m guessing cingrani’s better than capuano right this minute for rest of season, or is it too early to say that since he’s never started at major league level?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than Capuano right this moment… Too early to say for the season…

  201. TheNewGuy says:
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    Samardja, Stras, Harvey and now Jo-Fer tonight all on my H2H team….pure pitching perfection.

    Then Al Al goes and extricates on all of them and their stats…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still pretty damn solid day…

  202. slew says:
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    Injury bug bites once again. Cueto leaves game with arm issues (right triceps).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Cingrani…

  203. Dirtyd says:
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    Drop Vogelsong for Fernandez? For my 5th starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  204. chillmodious says:
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu’s parents going HARD with the popped collar in Arizona. Dad looks like a villain from Kill Bill: http://twitpic.com/cj5xzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Psy!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Exactly! Every time they cut to them it’s like a scene from Gangnam.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be awesome if they played it and he rode the imaginary horse…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: Meanwhile, son is dealing right now. Ryu hasn’t thrown combos like this since Street Fighter II Turbo.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  205. Tom says:
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    Why is Jesus montero out of the lineup for a second night in a row? I can still drop him for gattis…make the move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it’s a shallow league, go for it… I’d hold though…

  206. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: With Cueto getting injured it seems like Tony Cingrani will most likely be called up. Who would you drop for him out of these SP H2h PTS LEAGUE: Colon Mccarthy Bedard Westbrook Pettitte ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon

  207. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: $250 FAAB. What do you bid for cingrani in redraft leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $6

  208. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: thanks i had itchy finger and dropped bedard- do u think i screwed up big time or?

    I was thinking colon could be decent for k’s and has a better offense behind him then bedard in houston thoughts ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, that’s fine…

  209. Will says:
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    This Fernandez guy is hard not to like.

    “I got to first base, it took like 45 minutes to get my jacket on”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  210. Steve says:
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    Rutledge running wild on the basepaths! Huge in the ol’ H2H. Huge, I tells ya.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: But going 0-5 and leaving the bases loaded in the 9th? That’s pretty shitty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  211. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Homer Bailey or Tommy Milone droppable for Cingrani? Deep bench H2H with limited moves and both those guys are two starters next week, I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  212. goodfold2 says:
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    hey grey. Looks like you got that Ryu thing right. Wow, Angels really suck, no win for my streaming Richards tonight. He IS just a streamer, right?
    H2H 16 non-keeper team i already have these guys for sure not getting moved
    scherzer,peavy,milone,niese, bailey,gee.
    with this bullpen: rivera,robertson,cook,benoit,herrera,perkins
    Please rank these guys so I will know who to cut/pickup
    Kendrick,Worley,Saunders, Cingrani (with Cueto injury and Leake being Shite might go up like tomorrow) Fiers (any chance at closer since his 5th starter spot sucks with little to no starts?) Happ (also currently own) Richards,Smyly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he is…Kendrick, Cingrani, Worley…

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: sweet got cingrani locked up (can’t wait on prospect pickups), and waiting till early mon morning on kendrick from waivers. Should Fiers or Happ be deposited there. Prob Fiers, as he has no normal job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fiers

  213. joeg414 says:
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    need a extra OF in a daily mixed roto 6×6. S.Smith or Reimold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold

  214. joeg414 says:
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    Ryu pitched better than his numbers showed tonight , the Dodger bullpen sinks

  215. Steve says:
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    Fuck you Jansen. That has fucked an otherwise decent day. Stupid useless bastard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  216. Ben says:
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    Holds and QS … I got an extra closer. Trade Grilli for Billingsley and Storen ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: LOL thats how i feel

  217. goodfold2 says:
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    oh yeah, pujols just took away the loss richards was due for. that might save my entire week, maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  218. Eddy says:
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    Josh Rutledge had the most productive 0-for-5 night I’ve seen. 3 runs and 2 SB. I’ll take it.

    • Steve says:
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      @Eddy: Me too, I suppose, though in a tight AVG and OBP battle, that 0-5 hurts.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Steve: you ain’t kidding, he’s a big part of my 4/29 pt day as i fall down 18 avg pts. 4 steals with j-up though.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: pretty sad when you want to trade 2 steals for 2 singles.

        • Steve says:
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          @goodfold2: Snap – I have J-Up too. I guess I’d be in a worse predicament if it wasn’t for those 4 steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, true…

  219. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Extra Tony Cingrani perk in ESPN leagues with a SP limit – he is listed as RP. Sweet.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: in yahoo leagues he’s only a RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah…

  220. SeanMcD says:
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    12 Team H2H 6×6 League.

    My starters are Hamels, Lester, Niese, Sanchez, Burnett, Hughes and McDonald.

    My relievers are Street, Rosenthal, Broxton and Valverde.

    Would dropping Hughes for Cingrani be a good move? Cingrani sounds like he has more upside and Hughes hasn’t looked good. Also, Should I drop Broxton for Bailey?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton for Bailey, I’d hold Hughes…

      • SeanMcD says:
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        @Grey: Would you feel better about dropping McDonald for Cingrani, or is he a hold as well?

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it…

  221. Nate says:
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    @Grey
    can you put on order from most to least saves by the all star break thanks.
    Boggs
    Russel
    Valverdie
    Muppet Master
    Veras
    Bailey

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Nate: boggs (actually has job on good team),Henderson (has job on worse team, possibly replaced), Russel (only this high if fuji’s really hurt for a while), Veras (bad team, not solid job, see today), tie between Bailey/Valverde as neither has job and even when Verde’d get one, he’d be likely splitting it with Benoit, and even that’s gonna take a few more weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boggs, Henderson, Veras…

  222. VegasJSS says:
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    I’ve got Moustakas at 3rd…

    Do I drop him for Juan/orJohn, Donaldson or Gillespie or hold on and hope he recaptures his Spring batting eye? (we go: OBP, SLG, HR, RBI, S and R)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  223. rafi says:
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    Grey,

    AL-only 2-catcher 5×5 league. Would you move Victorino and Madson for Doumit and Mike Saunders?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • rafi says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, same. Same answer without Madson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d make that move…

  224. Ryan G says:
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    grey, im going to trust you on holding sal-rez instead of grabbing gattis….no pressure:)

    messaging during my trip from China

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have fun!

  225. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m seeing mcallister’s stats so far (admittedly against bad offenses) and they seem very good . No walks, .75 k per inning.Getting lucky with BABIP. In a weak division. So would this make him better than Happ/Worley or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re toss ups on match ups…

  226. Laka says:
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    Grab Carter or Duda for my utility spot this week? H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  227. Vince says:
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    I need to drop 1….

    Ike Davis
    Eric Hosmer
    Todd Frazier
    Chris Carter

    I leaning towards Hosmer – your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  228. charlie batch says:
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    im new to shallow leagues. are greinke, hanley, reyes droppable in 10-teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  229. Eric H. says:
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    @Grey:

    12-team 5×5 ML, my pitching staff is Mat Latos, Matt Moore, Jon Niese, Homer Bailey, Trevor Cahill and Felix Doubront. Would it be OK to trade Latos or Moore for Jason Heyward?

    Lineup is Miggy, Goldschmidt, Kendrick, Rutledge, Jennings, Choo, FraGu, Salvador Perez, Hosmer (Util). Reeling a bit from the loss of Jose Reyes.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  230. paulzone says:
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    Anyone liking Brett Cecil for SP Holds? Think he will stick in a middle relief role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks pretty solid in that role…

  231. Aero says:
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    Grey,
    Reyes out and my DL is already full with Cespedes, Freeman and Ortiz. Help me figure out a bandaid, please. My weakest bat is probably Carlos Gomez, whose speed I need if he could get on base, or maybe Marte. Weak end of my pitching staff is Tillman, Griffin, Beckett, Maholm, and not yet ready to give up on Dickey. Who, if any, should I drop to stream the SS hot hand (Marwin, Bonifacio when he gets eligible, etc.)? Can I actually get by without playing a SS in h2h? Remaining lineup until those guys get off the DL is:

    C Pierzynski
    1B Trumbo
    2B Kinsler
    SS -
    3B Miggy Cabrera
    OF Nelson Cruz
    OF Chris Davis
    OF Starling Marte
    Util Todd Frazier

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  232. Frank Lynch says:
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    Thats funny!! I used to live in Elizabeth in an apt. for like a year before I bought my house here..lol Right behind the Budweiser Factory. Also, it’s Sunday and I’m down 50 points. He has 3 pitchers going and I only got 1 but last night I pickedup another pitcher thats playing today so I have A chance to score more points. It’s Ervin Santana.. Should I play him? or get rid of him in case u think he might hurt my points?

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      Hey Grey, Also I saw someone dropped Jean Segura. Is he worth a pickup. I already have 2 SS’s but one is Jose Reyes and I’m left with Starlin Castro. Do you think I should make a move or leave it cause tomorrow I’m probly doing the trade for Justin Upton and giving him Cole Hamel’s n Teix? You said to jump on that trade

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pick up Segura

        • Frank Lynch says:
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          K well the game starts in an hour and like i said i picked up ervin santana just to have an extra pitcher to play cause I’m down 50 points. Should I play him or bench him so he doesn’t give me negative points? I can drop him after today for Segura too. What would u do? Sorry buddy I know your not a mind reader and tell me how he’s gonna play but just asking>>> LOL

  233. mookiewilson says:
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    Would you drop Gee to pick up Cingrani or Capuano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  234. Drew says:
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    @Grey: Who you like ROS: Moustakas or Seager? 6×6 OPS

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  235. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sorry Brotha!! I didn’t see that you already answered.. Thanks man!

  236. nightpandas says:
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    like Capuano or Kendrick over Hughes? (15 team roto)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially, depends on match-ups…

  237. slew says:
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    Hanrahan will reportedly rest his hamstring (tightness) for the next few days.
    Would Bailey be a better add than Henderson? 12 team roto

    Also, Anthopoulos discussing giving Lawrie a look at 2B. Would be nice if he’d
    gain eligibility. Might work out better than the other misfits currently clogging
    my roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not better than Henderson…

  238. Wake Up says:
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    Drop Ryan Briansong for Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  239. teker says:
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    looking for best overall option for saves (ultimately i need one of these guys to emerge to join kimbral as my second closer, plus i like to get the good ratios that a rp can provide, when possible) – i can roster two of the following guys and wait-and-see what happens
    10 team, 5×5, roto

    benoit, rosenthal, russell, bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit, Bailey

  240. Wake Up says:
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    Also, what sound do you think Onamonabonifacio makes to imitate himself?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woosh

  241. Carl Spackler says:
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    Veras or Axford ROS? I know the lesser of two evils

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Veras

  242. Eddy says:
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    SON not a big fan of Bedard @OAK tomororw, but it doesn’t know Cespedes and Crisp won’t be playing. Worth a turn?

    • I think it has one of them on DL. Need to rerun to make sure both are on DL

      • Eddy says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: My bad, Cespedes is on DL, but I thought they’d go day to day with Crisp. Looks like he’s taking BP now and should probably be good to go for tomorrow. Guessing no on Bedard then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, give it a shot…

  243. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Just saw a TV commercial for Topps baseball card stickers, kid was watching cartoons, are you going to have a row of your crushes across your bumper or just end to end Giancarlo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… They are actually advertising? That’s crazy, where do they have money? I’d go with an assortment of crushes…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: on the Hub, its kinda a budget station that shows old reruns of Alf and Doogie. We could probably advertise the Razz for a buck and a quarter a run

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ALF is in reruns somewhere and I’m not watching it?! Shame on me… Gordon Shumway!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: just checked, it’s on the HUB from 6-8 tonight, also saw wargames is on at 2 today.

            do you have direct TV?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I don’t…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: do you have the Hub?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t think so, never heard of it…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: it’s like the retro 80′s channel with movies, shows and cartoons like transformers and GI joe, both the originals and the remakes

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, that sounds awesome… Will have to look for it…

  244. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    You starting Estrada in a 12 team?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I started him in some leagues, benched him in others…

      • Descarte Before The Horse says:
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        @Grey: Started him in both of mine. Last in ERA and WHIP in my 12 team, so not much to lose there. Good luck to you (us).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks solid so far…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops, I jinxed him…

          • Project Merkin says:
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            Another HR against ESTRADA.

            Merkin!

            He droppable in a 10 team yet?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Depends on who you have to replace him…

              • Project Merkin says:
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                Nevermind. Looks like he righted the ship.

          • Descarte Before The Horse says:
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            @Grey: Estrada was respectable today. J. Parker, not so much. Is he droppable for Beckett?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  245. EmporersMonkey says:
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    Why Gio? WHY???

    At least they are bringing him out to face the top of the Braves order again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  246. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,
    in a 12 teams 5×5 league. My pitching so far is not great;-)
    Have Hamels, Vogelsong, Bailey and Malone as starters. Beckett (Yikes;-)) is on waivers. Shuld I pick him up and dump a set-up guy or stay away as far as I can?

    Thanks as always,
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Vogelsong for Beckett…

  247. ROLFAMLO says:
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    Buck or Adams? I added Buck last week and have been reaping the rewards benevolently, but is his streak over? It’s a keeper, so based on that alone I’m thinking I use my last move this week on Adams, who was just dropped for a streamer…

    • ROLFAMLO says:
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      @ROLFAMLO: Or pick two between Marwin/Adams/Buck/Ross

      Is Fujikawa droppable? They just signed Kevin Gregg….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No on Fujikawa… Marwin, Buck…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buck

  248. Red Barons says:
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    Somebody just dropped Greinke in my league… am I missing something or should I be grabbing this guy and stashing in on my DL?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Red Barons: grab him as if he were Kate Uptons left bossum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash him

  249. Prezii says:
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    Leave it to MIA to make Halladay look like an all star again…

    And leave it to Grey to jinx Estrada! *shakes fist*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My bad!

  250. Jon says:
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    Choose two: A Bailey, Herrera, Russell? Or I could go with all 3 and lose Gee or Doubront…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Doubront…

  251. letsgobravos says:
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    After winning 13-1 and 9-2 last week, both of my team are going to be barely over .500 after getting raped this week. Nuts how quickly you can go from world beaters to total shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just the natural ebb and flow… No one’s gonna hit .500 and throw a shutout every week…

  252. MikeZ says:
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    Weekly league (12 team 5×5), no bench. Would you rather have Chris Carter or Matt Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  253. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    the cubs closer committee is to be camp and russell. Camp looks awful this year. If Russell is gone, do you think Rondon has a little dark horse in him? the guy has been solid this year or does he not possess the closer stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah… Gotta be someone else besides Rondon…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m thinking maybe Charlie Newsmalltown might be that later guy when all the arms healthy up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Newtown’s got a decent arm… But I think they’re gonna try to piece something from what they have in the bullpen already…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, you’re right. i should just stay away from that shituation. I already have Benoit and that makes me uncomfortable enough already

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, we’re about to see a Chicago closing situation and I’m not all excited and I have Russell….

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I had him and dropped two days before Fukijima got hurt, but on the flip side I got Baileyand grabbed Casilla on friday and got a rouge save

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Are we still holding Octaquin Bencokel?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Benoit, no one else…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: OK…I just picked up Russell too

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Sure you’re not thinking of Camp & Russell, that Logo show about drag singer Doug “Sleepaway” Camp and his talking Jack Russell terrier (and manager) Rosco? Such a shame it canceled after one season…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Long Bawls: nope missed that one, a little of my radar

  254. Carlos says:
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    I hate Boggs with the heat of a thousand suns right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  255. Jp says:
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    Hi grey,

    Are you buying on Daniel Murphy? I currently have Danny Espinosa at 2b in my 12 tm h2h pts league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In what way? He’s a 8 homer, 6 steal guy…

  256. TOFU STANGLER says:
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    Rutledge blows :)

    STARLING MARTE!!

  257. nightpandas says:
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    Cishek or Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a shallow league, I’d go Bailey…

  258. Steve says:
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    Did Andrus steal a base there? MLB and ESPN has it but Yahoo doesn’t. If he did, my H2H week is pretty much screwed.

    • slew says:
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      @Steve: CBS says yes.

  259. Long Bawls says:
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    Oy. At least for today, JarPar stinks…

  260. Steve says:
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    Need Burnett to get smashed here. Though it is the Astros…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Could use a 3-run homer from Rutledge here…

  261. ThE sHiT says:
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    Looks like Snider might be starting to put together that post-hype sleeper breakout season we all have been waiting for. I like him in that 2 spot behind Marte and in front of Dread Pirate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not starting every day yet…

  262. Kid A says:
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    Cueto to DL. Grab the Italian!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  263. TOFU STANGLER says:
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    SHHHHHHH RUTLEDGE IS UP 2ND AND THIRD!!!

    LETS WATCH!

  264. TOFU STANGLER says:
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    RUTLEDGE WITH A FEMALE SWING ..GROUNDER TO THIRD

  265. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    12 team league and Perez is my only closer. I also have Marmol, Axford, and David Hernandez. Speculating hard over here. Drop any for Fujikawa? This would entail using my #1 waiver spot. Thanks!

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Descarte Before The Horse: #1 waiver spot is for using, but…Fujikawa just went on the DL. Hernandez is the best of your guys, but also has no clear shot unless Putz gets injured (winces). I’d hold, or maybe look at St. Louis pen.

      • Descarte Before The Horse says:
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        @Long Bawls: All Cards guys are owned, as are the Brewers, Royals, and Giants closers in waiting. I’ve heard Axford and Marmol will get second chances eventually, so holding them for now. Praying Putz gets traded sooner rather than later.

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @Descarte Before The Horse: Yeah, I think Marmol gets the role back, whatever they say now. Not sure Putz gets traded, but Hernandez did close some games last year. Fujikawa has been ineffective so far. If Brewers guys, et al., are gone, I suspect Bailey and Robertson are too. Eh. Saves are overrated, I say as I drink my sour-grape soda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marmol

      • Descarte Before The Horse says:
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        @Long Bawls: @Grey: Thanks! Marmol does have 4 straight appearances without an ER though… and Camp is hot garbage.

        @Long Bawls Yep, they’re gone too. Otherwise I wouldn’t be dealing with all these other pieces of monkey $h!t. Yeah, shouldn’t worry so much about it. More are bound to fall. Mwahahahahahah!

  266. TOFU STANGLER says:
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    Would anyone drop Halladay for Cingrani?

    I know Roy Boy went 8 today but it still looked pretty shaky/lucky MARLINS

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @TOFU STANGLER: I wouldn’t, but then again I’m just some dude on the internet…

  267. Long Bawls says:
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    Oof. Sean Cramp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  268. Steve says:
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    Panda 1/6. For fuck’s sake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seemed to be the only one in that game to do nothing… Well, him and Cubs relievers…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Come on Rutledge. Any old hit will do.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve: Useless prick.

  269. Dani says:
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    in a league where limited to 25 moves for the season, would you use one on cingrani? H2H. 16 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

  270. Long Bawls says:
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    Angels 4-8, now even w/the Astros! Movin’ on up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best $270 million Moreno spent!

  271. Regression to the mean says:
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    Similar to many before me, but slightly different twist. H2H points league, dynasty, keep for ever and no contracts… Drop Chris Carter for Matt Adams?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  272. Long Bawls says:
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    For those of you playing Apocalypse Bingo at home, be sure to mark this on your card: “K. Blanks ran for Y. Alonso.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  273. Rixo says:
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    ESPN 12 team H2H mixed league, hold on to tillman or put in a waiver claim for j johnson or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  274. Steve says:
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    Anyone watching the Masters? Fantastic stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, haven’t watched it…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Hehe. Kinda wasn’t talking to you ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Gotcha… Cougar started screaming though… And I was like what happened and she said she was watching the Masters…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: She sounds like a keeper to me.

            Oh, and Mama Albright would be proud of the Italian storm I cooked up over the weekend. Prawn and pea risotto one night, slow-roasted pork shoulder the next…

  275. Dave says:
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    Clay Buchholz fired eight innings of shutout ball Sunday in the Red Sox’ 5-0 win over the Rays.
    Advice: Buchholz carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning before allowing a broken-bat single to Tampa Bay’s Kelly Johnson. The 28-year-old right-hander wound up striking out a career-high 11 batters and is now 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 23/10 K/BB ratio in 22 innings this season. He will try to keep rolling next time out against the Royals.

  276. paulzone says:
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    Would you trade Adrian Gonzalez for Castro with this team? No shortstops and Espinosa is blah. I can move Moss /Parra/Hunter to RF. And fill the OF position with one of the other 2 or even Nava or Willingham.

    C – Gattis
    1B – Fielder
    2b – Phllips
    3B – Beltre
    SS – Espinosa
    LF – Moss
    CF – Wells
    RF – Gonzalez
    OF – Hunter
    Util – Nava
    BN – Parra, VMart, Willingham,
    DL – Eaton, Granderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, sounds decent…

  277. Steve says:
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    Porcello coming out of the pen – what’s going on there?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      His start is being skipped due to an off day so he’s free to be used as needed.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve: he made donaldson look like a fool today… Curve had him looking like a truck was going to hit him… It missed just inside. It was ugly.. for josh…

  278. Dave says:
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    Go Angel!!!!!!

    • Steve says:
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      @Dave: Not his day, but no way he deserved to lose – just an incredible effort from Scott. All class, the pair of them.

  279. Wake Up says:
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    Who’s the best bet in STL right now for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boggs, Mujica… It’s a mess…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: It is a mess….don’t like Rosenthal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not after today… He’s just as bad… Well, maybe not just as bad, but not looking dominant…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: it seems at this point that metheny doesn’t like moving mujica out of the 7th/8th as some stuff was mentioned somewhere that career-wise he has good/great 7th inning stats but bad 9th inning stats.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: however, this was true of boggs as well (and is obv still proving to be the case this year, as well) and he’s been “closing”, so who knows. there was some rumor somewhere about using lynn as the closer and having Kelly/Wacha/Martinez/other prospect as the 5th starter. I”ve only had slighty less than 180 games of major league experience than Metheny and I’d have Mujica do it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It could be… The bullpen is a mess, might not have a choice…

  280. EG says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, H2H. Roster is below. Thinking about moving Beltre if/when Bautista gets 3B eligibility. Any areas you think I should target? I am thinking possibly an OF – one guy who is open to Beltre owns Kemp and Heyward, think I might have a reasonable shot at Heyward in a one for one trade of Beltre. Thanks….

    C Jesus Montero
    1B Albert Pujols
    2B Josh Rutledge
    3B Adrian Beltre
    SS Jean Segura
    OF Jose Bautista
    OF Alex Gordon
    OF Brett Gardner
    Util Ike Davis
    BN Chris Carter
    BN Jose Reyes

    SP Zack Greinke (DL)
    SP R.A. Dickey
    SP Bud Norris
    SP Hyun-Jin Ryu
    SP Phil Hughes
    SP Felix Doubront
    SP Tommy Milone
    SP Shelby Miller
    RP Glen Perkins
    RP Mitchell Boggs
    RP Trevor Rosenthal

    • Grey

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      I’d take Heyward for Beltre… Think it’s reasonable, definitely…

  281. Kevin says:
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    C-Molina
    1B-Rizzo, Trumbo, Morneau
    2B-Walker, Espinosa
    3B-Seager
    SS-Hardy, Aybar
    OF-De Aza, Jones, Marte, CarGo, Stanton, Victorino
    SP-Shields, Sanchez, Medlen, Ryu, Niese, Morrow, Lee, Pettitte, Cahill, Marcum

    A Ramirez, Moss, Quenten, Scutaro and Miguel Montero are available. I’ve got the first waiver spot and am think Montero all the way. Any glaring weaknesses or thoughts? I seem to be doing pretty well and the Aybar injury doesn’t worry me with Hardy and Espinosa filling in (though I think Ramirez would be an upgrade over Espinosa).
    Thanks in advance,

    Kevin