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Matt Wieters is headed to see Dr. Freeze about his elbow and likely to the DL.  Stop throwing curveballs to 2nd base!  Dr. Freeze has never seen an elbow he can’t sideline for six months.  Can’t we have anything nice this year?  The only player that is healthy in the entire league is Nick Punto.  Now starting at 1st base for the Orioles…Nick Punto!  Now starting at catcher for the Reds…Nick Punto!  Now starting in right field for the Angels…Nick Punto!  It’s Nick Punto’s world and we’re just trying to play fantasy baseball!  The only ones doing well this year are Dr. James Andrews and Nick Punto!  “Wanna go to Friendly’s?”  “Sure, your treat!”  And then Dr. James Andrews and Nick Punto laughed evilly.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dylan Bundy – Will throw batting practice next Tuesday.  Don’t they have some 60-year-old ex-ballplayer for that?  Where’s Billy Ripken when you need him?

Henderson Alvarez – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.62.  Dating back to his no-hitter to end last season, he’s been the number one streamer that should be dropping a Cleveland Streamer.  Data provided by no one.  Alvarez is not wildly attractive for upside, but he is safe– *shakes*  Sorry, I said safe and got the willies.  Let’s just say he’s basically the Latin Gee, I will call him, Esta Bien.  He gets the Padres next time out and the Stream-o-Nator– Do you even need to know what SON says for that start?

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI and a steal, his third.  You know what really ties together fifty homers?  A ten-steal season.  I will now stand the legal 500 feet distance from him and shout sweet nothings.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Bartolo said after the game, it was hard to pitch in Crayola Canyon with the unicorn vomit statue in center.  He kept thinking to himself, is that unicorn really wasting all that food?

Alex Cobb – Says he should be ready to go by end of May.  Finally, good news!  Wait, it’s only the first week of May and all he had was an oblique strain.  Okay, finally some mediocre news!

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks as he returned from the DL.  I saw he had a 0.66 ERA and I thought I found an error like when you’d find a typo in a textbook and you’d get all excited.  Okay, maybe only I got excited.  Any hoo!  It wasn’t a mistake, I forgot about Australia, which is also the title for my travel book.

Hanley Ramirez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .267.  You in the 2nd round of your draft, “Hmm…Tulo or Hanley…  Maybe I’ll flip a coin.”  That’s what you get for carrying change.

Wilson Ramos – Might return today from his broken hamate bone.  I wish Alex Cobb had Ramos’s hamate bone in his oblique.  Doode got better crazy fast.

Jayson Werth – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .306.  He’s old enough to be Jaydad, but from all the guys that grew up in the Phillies organization in the late naughts, he definitely looks the spriest, which looks a little like what you’d call a superhero priest.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .304.  Nats don’t look like they’re missing Zimmerman or Harper at all! Well, except for losing yesterday, but that’s IRL — boring!

Tyler Lyons – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Krazy Braves.  It doesn’t completely coalesce with everything we know, but just about everyone is a good start vs. the Braves, who should be hoping all of their hitters join their pitchers and need elbow surgery because the pitchers who have filled in have been terrific.  Wow, that might’ve been the world’s longest sentence ever.  That’s gonna really bump up my readability score on the Flesch-Kincaid scale.  Case example from yesterday:  Gavin Floyd (7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks), who is the 6th man in the Braves rotation, which is better than the movie, The 6th Man, but only barely.

Billy Hamilton – The Reds say he won’t need the DL for his sprained knuckles.  Unfortch, I think he’s going to return for one at-bat, get jammed on an inside fastball and realize that his knuckles still hurt like an em-effer and he’s going to hit the DL then, but we’ll see.  Or not.  Your choice.

Aroldis Chapman – Expected back this weekend.  How about four more saves for Broxton as he’s going out the door of my fantasy team?  C’mon!  Whaddya say?

Homer Bailey – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  Could’ve been worse.  Don’t you love when you’re saying could’ve been worse for your ace?  Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink, because it’s my tears.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-5, hitting over .350 in the last week.  I wonder what Salieri is hitting in the last week.

Grady Sizemore – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs, hitting .242.  Okay, but who takes selfies as good as this guy?  He’s the selfie master!

Drew Pomeranz – Slated to start today in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.  Fred Willard was onto something, I’d love to see this Pomeranz with a little hat and a corn cob pipe.  They ever do things like that?  Since Milone looks like baloney, Pomenranz could stick in the rotation, but he’s only interesting for AL-Only leagues.  He still hasn’t proven to be anything less than a 4-something ERA starter.

Jesse Chavez – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Yeah, of course, because I finally put him into my lineup!

James Jones – 2-for-5, 1 run as he played center and hit 2nd.  Lloyd Christmas McClendon said Jones could see a lot of playing time.  Then James Jones said you should switch to Sprint, but said it in a really deep voice that sounded like Darth Vader.  So, if My Middle Name Is Earl does have playing time against everyone but lefties, he’d be a nice pick up for AL-Only leagues for SAGNOF, being that he stole 28 bases last year in Double-A.  I wouldn’t expect a whole lot else for now.

Jim Johnson – 2/3 IP, 4 unearned runs.  Two steps forward, one step back into a pit of quicksand.  Yes, I’d own Luke Gregerson again.  What an utter shituation.

Chris Colabello – 1-for-4 and a homer, his fourth.  I held him for, I don’t know, maybe fifteen games longer than I should’ve but just dropped him.  Thanks, Colabello!  It says here his POS eligibility is first and outfield, but all I see with him is POS.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting near .500 in the last week.  Who?  Schmotato, Hot.

Josh Tomlin – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Twins.  Trevor Bauer could’ve had, like, 12 Ks!  And pitched from 2nd base!  Damn you, Indians!

John Axford – After working a few days in a row, Axford wasn’t able to go yesterday so Cody Allen’s owners rubbed their hands together, then they slowly counted the petals on a daisy, ending on “He loves me,” and then the ball went to Bryan Shaw for the save.  A’la Nelson Muntz, HA-HA.

Charlie Morton – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, his ERA is 3.45, which is about as close to a Pi rate as you have on the Pirates staff, but he’s still not advisable.

Tim Hudson – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA is at 1.99.  He’s actually having a pretty remarkable start to the season.  His strikeout rate is 6, which is bleh, but his walk rate is…wait for it…here it comes… Okay, I thought it was in my track pants…What’s that, Cougs?  Hudson’s walk rate is in the fridge?  Oh, oops, yeah, I need that…. His walk rate is 0.50!  Greg Maddux called and said stop showing off!

Moises Sierra – 4-for-4, 1 run.  Where the hell has Sierra been hiding?  In a mountain range somewhere?  Like in the…Uh, I can’t think of one right now.

Gordon Beckham – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I’d tell you where he was hitting in the order and what he’s hitting in the last week, but would anyone really pick him up?  No, of course not.

Edwin Jackson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Fun fact!  There’s more people who think O.J. was innocent than own Edwin Jackson in fantasy.

Carlos Gonzalez – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI; Drew Stubbs went 3-for-5, 3 runs with the slam & legs; Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer and Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 26 games.  In related news, Corey Dickerson put his Cohibas in the humidor, broke it and now is being punished by being a defensive replacement.

Prince Fielder – 1-for-3 in Coors.  Well, I guess it’s good that he’s healthy.  This way when I hurt him it will mean so much more!

Jimmy Rollins – Missed his 2nd straight game due to a tweaked groin.  Ryan Sandberg said, “He probably wore his panties too tight.”

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 7.02 thru two starts.  I was all-out on Hamels in the preseason, and while I don’t think he’s necessarily a 7-ERA pitcher, I also don’t want any part of him, and haven’t for the last four months.  He had shoulder tendinitis in the preseason and I smell trouble, and that trouble smells like crizzap.

Cody Asche – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last 3 games.  Guess who just picked up Asche?  This guy with two thumbs that is struggling to type while pointing his thumbs at himself.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5 and his third homer.  I’m still concerned about him, and he was 0-for-12 entering the game.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and like tenth in the row.  I have it on good authority that Dwayne Murphy visited Rasmus late one night while Rasmus was sleeping and Murphy slipped a Walkman on his head and blasted him awake with hitting tips.

Drew Hutchison – 8 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He’s like a cold sore on a hot chick.  You’re hoping to get lucky with strikeouts and you leave with genital warts.

Aaron Loup – 2/3 IP and his 2nd save.  Again, the Phillies have a lot of lefties, so Loup got the save.  Speaking of which, when the H-E hockey sticks do the Jays face righties so Delabar can get a save?

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  It was either face the Astros pitching or have sex with Prince Fielder’s identical twin sister, but Miggy had to bust that slump some way.

Robbie Ray – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He’s a temp fill-in for Anibal.  Or Anibalternative.  Replacibal?  Let’s move on.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting garbage in the last week, but he had a homer the other day, and he’s overdue.  Could be a hot schmotato at any moment.

George Springer – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  You don’t want to be the dope that dropped Springer too soon.  Repeat with emphasis on don’t:  You DON’T want to be the dope who dropped Springer too soon.  Do I need to repeat again with a capped dope?  Then it’s 1-8-7 on an undercover clown.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Au Shucks!

Aaron Hill – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a day after going 4-for-4.  Somebody’s getting hot.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 1 run as he moved back to the two-hole with Segura (1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI) moved back to 7th.  Can’t Braun practice swinging a mallet from the strongman carnival game somewhere in Scooter’s vicinity?

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-5 and four steals in the last two days.  Downright Bonefacian!

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Oh, just you wait until you hear what OBPwulf did.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and OBPwulf’s 2nd homer in as many games.  Catcher questions begin in 3, 2, 1…

Chase Headley – Began a rehab assignment.  He wouldn’t need rehab if he just abstained from injuries.

C.J. Wilson – 8 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks as he threw 125 pitches because The Sciosciapath was busy regaling Don Baylor about the time he dug a ball out of the dirt and threw to third to get the runner.

Ernesto Frieri – 1 IP, 1 ER and the loss.  Well, that was fast.  I’m sure The Sciosciapath will find some way to make excuses for Frieri, but Captain Joe Smith should still be owned, assuming he doesn’t have Scarlett Fever.

Hiroki Kuroda – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 4.43.  Kuroda used to be a safe four to five fantasy starter, but he doesn’t feel safe right now, and that makes him a streamer, but, as the Stream-o-Nator will tell, his next start is juicy.

Brian Roberts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and the game-winning homer.  When he hit the homer, they said on the MLB network some nonsense about him now being a true Yankee.  I thought he became a true Yankee when he turned 35.  It’s like being the President.

Michael Pineda – Placed on the DL and is aiming to return in June.  It’s gonna be downright shocking when he returns as a white man.

  1. Pedantic P says:
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    Just a heads up- the runs to Johnson are unearned.

    • Pistol Pete says:
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      @Pedantic P: That’s one MLB rule I’d love to see changed. An error by the pitcher himself should equate to earned runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pedantic P: Hmm, they must’ve changed them after the game…

  2. Boomer19 says:
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    Great write up! I was offered Cano and Espinosa for Adam Jones and Dee Gordon. Fair trade?

    • FagSwag says:
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      @Boomer19: I like the Jones/Gordon side.

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Boomer19: i also like Jones-Gordon side.

    • Boomer19 says:
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      Now he switched it to Cano, Lester, Espinosa for Votto, Dee Gordon, Casey Jannsen and Hardy. Pull the trigger for Cano?

      • Schlurricane

        Schlurricane says:
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        @Boomer19: More nope.

  3. Picard56 says:
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    Is Xander Bogaerts really worth keeping in non-keeper leagues? I just picked up Jhonny peralta to cover SS and Gregory Polanco and Trevor Bauer are sitting on my WW. Who should I pick up if you think its necessary to drop Xander?

    • FagSwag says:
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      @Picard56: If you’re in a Yahoo league, check to see if your commish added in NA spots. If so, be sure to add and then place a prospect in that spot. I had the option to keep Xander coming into the season and passed. I didn’t view him as one of my top players, nor as a great bet to produce well this year. As for who to pick up, I’d go with Polanco, as I generally value offense over pitching.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Picard56: I admit that I’m having trouble not dropping IN a keeper league. And I’m a Sox fan.

      • Eric says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse:

        I’m in the same boat – I have XB locked up in the 21st round for life if I want him – but him burning up a bench spot all year is tough to justify

    • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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      @Picard56:

      after pulling a trade for a reliable ss that fills more stat lines than just a descent average i dropped xander like a bad habit. he doesnt drive in runs, steal bases, hit homers, or even score many runs so yeah hes expendable.

    • Jacks says:
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      @Picard56: I’m in a 4×4 keeper format with limited FA pickups. Bogaerts is killing me cuz I have to use him as a RZimm fill in at third. He’s too valuable to drop … and to think I dropped Frazier earlier in the year (and someone else picked him up). But Bogaerts at third has been a season killer thusfar. He gets his hits, but he’s 4-31 with RISP. Gotta hope that turns around.

  4. KillerB says:
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    Who wins if all are $1-3 keepers — Werth for Brantley and Adams?

    • jordan73 says:
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      @KillerB: I’d take the Brantley/Adams side, especially in a keeper league. Sure, Werth is looking good right now, but he’s like 34 years old and hasn’t played a full season in a few years.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @jordan73: YUP! Adams could be there for the next ten years. Even if he’s having a slow start that faht bahstid is a 30HR per year kinda guy.

        • B says:
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          @grey — what do you think? to keep both brantley and adams the deal would require dropping someone like middlebrooks, bourn, khris davis, jesse chavez or chris archer. so its really werth and one of those guys for brantley and adams. which side do you think wins?

  5. BJ says:
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    Too soon to drop Chris Archer?

    • Biz says:
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      @BJ: wondering the same thing. I’ve realized I don’t have the stones to start him against any team in his own division. Gee is there too on waivers. Thanks!

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @BJ: Yes. His line would have looked much better sans a few fielding errors in the 4th.

    • Aero says:
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      @BJ: I think it depends on what type of league. In my 10-team H2H I dropped him for a streamer.

      • jal179 says:
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        @Aero:

        Im dropping him 10 team h2h…. Liriano there for the taking too

  6. Numa numa says:
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    Rosenthal/Robertson for Cobb/Adams in a dynasty? Thx

    • FagSwag says:
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      @jordan73: Agreed! @Numa numa: I want Cobb/Adams. I feel like Cobb is the best player involved, and closers are too volatile to value that high in dynasty leagues.

  7. woodzler says:
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    Pi rate and Sierra …..what?
    Schenkelklopfer!!

  8. Bertchr22 says:
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    Santonio Holmes would argue that he too is a selfie master.

    I’m now sad and disappointed with society that selfie was not auto corrected when I typed it or listed on my spell check.

  9. Jnevs23 says:
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    Are we 100% sure Moises Sierra isn’t a player from snes Ken Griffey jr baseball or some other unlicensed Old school MLB video game?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Jnevs23: His real name is Juan Carlos Valbuena and he was born in 1971.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Jnevs23: and behold, at the mountain top, he found a burning bush, brilliant and fiery, red like a hot schmotato… The bush spoke: Moises…

  10. Frank says:
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    Is erlin in the alverez tier or the Morton tier of belief ? Picked him up for the favourable matchup and SON likes his next start too. Do I just take the 2 starts and move on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank: He’s a hodgepadre

  11. SteveNZ says:
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    According to the box on mlb.com, all Jim J’s run s were unearned. It doesn’t make the outing any better (I think the error was his own), but at least it didn’t make my ERA any worse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah, must’ve changed it later

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    Jim Johnson’s line actually contained 4 R, 0 ER because of the whole “Pitcher makes an boo-boo but doesn’t get punished for it” so I guess that’s 12 or so innings without an earned run? And once again I’m up against the guy who has him as the only RP in his lineup for some reason. Is there a term yet for getting lit up on the field but not the boxscore?

  13. Druss says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I forgot to drop Colabello when you advised… but I had him on the bench :(
    I’m sure its in the Unwritten Baseball Rules somewhere
    ” You may not drop a player the day he hits a home run”

    Do I still drop him ? I can pick up Rasmus , Krispie, Stubbs , Asche, Lake , Juan Fransisco or Edwardo Escobar ( Who I have never heard about or seen )

    Thanks in Advance!

    • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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      @Druss:

      get Rasmus now! I am a jays fan and watch him every night he has tweaked his stance and is hitting the shit out of the ball. he climbed his avg .100 pts in a couple weeks and is on a tear right now.

  14. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Haha spriest…Pick 1 for ROS h2h categories league.

    Liriano, M Perez, Kluber, Beckett, Jimenez, A Simon, Gee, Hammel

  15. Hi Grey, everyone.

    This news about Wieters is really unwelcome. He’s been a positive surprise in a 14-team redraft roto league. I can’t afford to drop a hitter to pick up a replacement, but I’ve got extra pitchers and Ramos and DNorris are the most interesting backstops available as FA.

    Should I wait on the news from Dr. Freeze? Or drop a pitcher to grab one of the FAs?

    My pitchers (most of these guys are not droppable but I want to give the whole picture) are: SPs: Eovaldi, Salazar, Teheran, Liriano, Fister and Cobb (one DL slot) and Bauer (no NA slot). RPs: Axford, Allen, Cecil, Broxton. Suggestions?

    Any idea why Showalter is evidently saying he hopes Wieters can play Wednesday? At the very least, wouldn’t they want to rest him a couple of days?

    Thanks!

    • @Enrique: I agree, interesting on what Buck said and Weiters had 2 hits last night. Can’t be that bad if he played last night..I am waiting for the medical report before making a move..

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        @Malicious Phenom: That’s what I’m thinking. If he had an MRI on Monday and then played on Tuesday, that’s a good sign, right? Also, how many friggin’ yachts does Dr. Freeze need to make payments on? Is he funneling money to armed insurgents in South America? WTF?

      • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        they can mabe dh him if he can still swing the bat well, than do the surgery in the offseason. Is that possible?

  16. Jenny Mejia worth a roster spot? over Khris Davis? or Carlos Martinez?

  17. Aaron says:
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    How ’bout those BJs using Stroman out of the pen in the 9th? They are in need of at least a couple of SPs right now and they yank him up from regular starts in the minors, only to pen him up?! I realize their bullpen suck TT too, but come the F on John!

    • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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      @Aaron:

      Happ is pitching well in replacing Morrow, and they should be in first place if it wasnt for their bullpen, so right now the bull pen is the bigger issue. signed a jays fan (from new jersey of all places lol).

  18. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Got offered Sal Perez for my Gattis. Wash, take it or reject? Don’t know why Gattis is getting so many rest days.

  19. Matt Pascale says:
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    I haven’t done this in 4 seasons BUT:
    12 man league, Classic 5×5 league – I’m in 8th

    c- Suzuki
    1 – Votto
    2 – Pedroia
    3-Miggy Cabreara
    SS – Segura
    OF – Cruz
    OF – Mart
    OF – Byrd
    UTL – Rendon
    UTL – Ozuna
    Bench – Aybar, Beltran, Lucroy, Rasmus (Recently dropped E. Young after Legures return)

    P – J Zimmermann
    P – Lynn
    P – Gio Gonzolaz
    P – Eovaldi
    P – Niese
    P – G. Richards
    RP – Reed, Cecil, Champman

    I feel like eventually this isn’t an 8th place team – I read you everyday and I’m wondering, thoughts??? Anyone!

    Suggestions welcome and thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt Pascale: I wouldn’t have a four man bench, can’t imagine Richards is ownable in your league… Your infield will pick up, but your OF is a bit of a mess for that shallow of a league…

      • Matt Pascale says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks – I will keep you posted. I need to trade for one OF’er for sure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Dirtyd says:
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    Aaron Hill or Neil Walker?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dirtyd: Hill, not really close.

  21. Brian says:
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    Hey y’all, with Rendon, I think he’s a future and present star. That said, I have Arenado in a keeper league, and have been offered his Rendon and Axford for my Alex Cobb and Arenado. My first inclination is that it’s too much……amiright amiright amiright?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Brian: You are right, keep Arenado

  22. Jamiehov says:
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    The weiters news is disheartening. Is there a chance he could dh or is it safe to drop him for Ramos?

    Staff:
    Ventura, Bailey, Liriano, Eaovaldi, Porcello and Cobb
    Is it safe to drop Liriano in favor of streaming guys like Beckett, Alvarez and Gee?

    Thanks!!

    • Jamiehov says:
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      Bauers also available

    • @Jamiehov: hang to to Weiters until we have more info on him and I would drop Liriano and own Gee.

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        Thanks Malicous!

        If Weiters wasn’t a Boras cliebt in a contract yr or not as good as he is defensively I’d hope for DH the rest if the yr. Doesn’t look like that will happen

  23. Swfcdan says:
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    Think Cook could beat Gregerson to the job?

    What the eff are Wright and Heyward doing. While the rest of my team is dead on the DL, these jackasses are showing they cant even be relied on as useful fantasy players right now! Worried about them?

    • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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      @Swfcdan: I just grabbed Cook, lets start a petition.

    • Bunny says:
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      @Swfcdan: Heyward is awful. Owned him in previous years and told myself never again and yet I picked him off waivers.

  24. Stake says:
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    I’m beginning to think this game is unhealthy. I now want to destroy things.

    Half my teams are on the DL…the other half I want to hurt and put on the DL. Offense is keeping me afloat…it’s the pitching I would like to choke…to death. If they are not hurt like Sanchez and Cobb, then there is Liriano, Bailey, Masterson, Archer, Salazar, and on and on. Even MadBum has been torture. There has been a few diamonds here and there, like Sonny, and, and, umm, Sonny, but he does very little to bring down the ugly inflicted upon my stats by the others.

    Bums off the street are out-pitching my starters like sparring partners. Pick any streamer and they will drop kick my starter…unless I pick them! Dumped Liriano for Eovaldi which went a little way to making me feel better, but others just laugh in my face when I pick them up.

    Does it get any better?

  25. JWray says:
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    I’m thinking of dropping either Espinoza and or Gyorko for either Ozuna, Rasmus, or Springer. I recently picked up Villar to serve as my back-up SS. I already have Kinsler, Rendon and Arenado for 2B & 3B spots. I personally do not like the idea of having this many OF, but Gyorko is killing me and I lost Bruce for a while. I do have Ramos coming back but I’m sure if what I’ll get from him would be better than a few of these guys. Thoughts?

  26. Joesh says:
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    My Liriano and Lynn for his Wacha?

  27. Emporers Monkey says:
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    Of course the Orioles could use Weiters at DH, but since that wouldn’t completely destroy my already decimated by injury team I’m sure they will go with the surgery option.

    Lost Ramos opening day. Picked up Mesoraco who of course hit the DL forcing me to drop him. Traded for Weiters.

    WHY DO I STILL PLAY THIS FUCKING GAME????

  28. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Spriest!

    I have Kipnis out for 3-5 weeks and I need steals. EverCab at SS. Are either Nathan “May I Buy Yet A Vowel?” Eovaldi or Yordana “Forgotten Character From Return of the Jedi” Ventura too much to offer for Dee “When A Problem Comes Around, You Must Whippet” Gordon?

    I have a shizz-ton of usable SPs (and an IP limit), with those two, plus Jesse “Hey, Am I A Pumpkin Yet?” Chavez, CLee, GCole, Teheran and, hopefully soon, Alex “Randall ‘Tex’” Cobb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Ha… I’d offer any of those pitchers up until Lee in your list for Gordon… He looks like a top ten middle infielder…

      • So Many Injuries So Little Time says:
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        @Grey: not Cole and not Ventura. The others. Might accept Teheran or Cobb or even Eovaldi.

  29. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Jose Reyes is the most yawnstipating player I’ve drafted in years. I’m trying to sell him for pretty much anything. Can you think of any targets? I’ve sent out offers for Myers and for Ian Desmond. I’m thinking of doing the same for MadBaum or Grienke.
    I’ve been more than happy with Alcides at SS and am just trying to craft a more well-rounded team, particularly in the RBIs and SP dept..
    C: Salty, Flowers
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Kendrick
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Reyes
    1B/3B: Middlebrooks
    2B/SS: Alcides
    OF: Trout, Adam Jones, Aoki, Hunter, AJax
    Util: Boneface
    Bench: Eaton Crush Davis (DL)
    SP: Liriano, Salazar, Kluber, Masterson, Archer, Wheeler, Porcello, McCarthy, Stroman
    RP: Rondon, Lindstrom, Frieiri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: No idea what a team in your league who would want Reyes has…. Maybe a #2 outfielder…Buy low on Beltran?

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Interest in him is fairly low. What do you think of Teheren or Gio for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For who?

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Jose Reyes hombre!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take either of those pitchers for him

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  30. Allan says:
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    At what point do we quit kidding ourselves and just admit Homer Bailey is nothing more than a serviceable middle tier pitcher and not an ace? I mean I’m not dropping him at this point but I probably won’t be starting him against the Rockies even though the start is at home.

    • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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      @Allan: Bailey’s had 2 nice years in a row or so, I expect he’ll get better.

      Or visit Dr. Freeze.

  31. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Gray, I’m not giving up on Castro, but his K% and BB% worry me a bit. Ramos is still out on the wire, though. Is he worth picking up as a backup when I have limited moves? Thanks in advance.

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: I was hoping you’d say that. Some clown dropped Lindstrom for Frieri, and I’m waiting for him to clear waivers. BTW, I appreciate your ADD on camera. Very entertaining and reminds me of me. <– that's me reminding myself of me. Thanks for the response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  32. Oppo Taco says:
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    Gyorko/Chavez for homer bailey? Too much? I have hill at 2b and Frazier at 3B

  33. Rubik's Pube says:
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    SON has a raging boner for Salazar’s start today. Roll the dice and un-zip the pants or tuck it and hope no one notices?

  34. jake says:
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    Who do you like for now Semien, B roberts, or K Johnson at 2b?

  35. Bobby says:
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    i’m looking to sell agon. ive got serious injuries and problems at SP in a 14 team weekly lineup league (ive struggled with my usual streaming strategy with weekly and i hate it). thinkin i need a #2 or better starter if possible.

    question: looking for ideas–what are some SP names i can possibly fish for, straight up with agon? thanks guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: Maybe a low #1

  36. Regression fairy says:
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    What up oh Grey-t one, good shizz as always. I was offered cliff lee for my Teheran? Tough call with the age difference and all, what you thinking?

  37. Five-On-One says:
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    C. Santana for Ruiz. Before the season started, Santana without question. But now? Ruiz is hitting .303. Santana is at .144. Has his value ROS plummeted? Or will he be the player we all thought he would be going into the year?

  38. Frank White says:
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    Morning Grey… Who would you pickup at 2nd..? Niel Walker, Infante, Brandon Phillips, Gyorko or Scooter

  39. jake says:
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    Stream Duffy vs. Lefty heavy Mariners tomorrow? 8 team al-only.

    Thanks!

  40. Mornin’ Grey. Assuming Weiters cannot tape it up and keep going 2 for 5 as the O’s DH, that’ll be 4 DL’d players (3 Hitters & 1 Starter) too valuable to drop on my roster. 12 Team league with TWO DL slots; is that about the max quantity of dead players that could be carried on a roster into the All Star break? Or should I be considering dropping the least valuable? Unprecidented amount of league wide injuries this season!
    Great write up. You could find a Best in Show reference daily if inclined. Cookie Fleck was a looker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Ha! Thanks! I’d hold Wieters until we hear more, but I don’t know who these other dead players are….

  41. fitz says:
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    Having Frieri, Jim Johnson and Axford as your 3 closers is pretty fun!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fitz: Ha, good times!

  42. Bob says:
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    start or sit salazar today against the twins?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Bob: Start

  43. Stephen Crane says:
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    Like you…I was hesitant about Hamels. Yet, I drafted him to be my ace. Below are my current SPs…is Hamels worth keeping on my team? I need to drop one of the more expensive pitchers on my roster this week since Fister comes back…is it Hamels? Thanks.

    Hamels $25
    Minor $19
    Fister $17
    Weaver $19
    Gallardo $13
    Tillman $13
    Salazar $17 (contracted)
    Haren $3
    Eovaldi $1
    Bauer $1
    Chavez $0
    Lohse $2

  44. Jim says:
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    Is Clevenger worth picking up in a very deep league?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jim: What do you mean “worth it”? Worth it as your utility guy, no. Worth it as a Wieters replacement, sure I guess.

  45. kevinmac says:
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    entertaining read per usuall… was offered paulie g for pujols and soria

    whaddaya think?

  46. Oppo Taco says:
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    Sitting any of these schmucks today? SON loves Danny boy, lukewarm on Cole and dissin’ WilyP
    Thanks
    Salazar vs twins
    Cole @SF
    Peralta vs Dbacks

  47. AlfonsoS says:
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    Archer or Wheeler rest of the way?

  48. Jay says:
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    Eovaldi or Niese? 6 cat with QS.

  49. tank1 says:
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    I currently have Miggy and Arenado at 1B and 3B respectively and C. Davis is on the DL. Would it make sense to trade Davis for Pedroia as an upgrade over Kendrick who is currently my 2b? Thanks.

    • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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      @tank1:
      pedroia and kendrick have identical stats at the moment, but if you could afford to lose some power than sure I’d do it because dp is likely to keep up his pace or improve on it where kendrick is a ? mark.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @tank1: Your selling too Low

  50. kyle says:
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    Asche Hart Cron.. pick two?

  51. R says:
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    Need some new life in a powerless offense.

    Wilin
    Prince
    Jedd
    Everth
    Frazier
    Harper
    Choo
    Adam Jones
    Yelich

    Scrubs currently filling in for the DL guys. Think Billy Butler, Rasmus, or Granderson would be a nice power pickup?

    Also – looking to move Bumgarnder – targeting Votto, Bautista, Beltre, and Longo. May be tough to pull one of those – any others you think I should target?

    • kyle says:
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      @R: Rasmus is probably your best bet currently between those three guys. May be able to package someone with Bum for one of those guys you mentioned.

    • Cram It says:
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      @R: Rasmus seems obvious for your needs, but maybe it’s just me.

    • John says:
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      @R: whose your other Arms?

  52. Flag says:
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    Extra points for the Best in Show reference. They really should do that. It would be adorable.

  53. Allan says:
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    Grey,
    Would you drop kazmir to stream 3 pitchers the rest of the week? Porcello, Peralta, Iwakuma, Eovaldi, Tillman, Hudson, Lackey, Fister, Gee, Kennedy and a few others are all available. Shallow league I know. If so which 3? Thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Allan: Are there 4 teams in this league?

    • John says:
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      @Allan: YES!

  54. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    “I Forgot About Australia”

    Hahahahaha

    • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse:

      watching those games on a cricket field was weird as hell.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @New Jersey Jays Fan: I didn’t get a chance to see them…it was on a Cricket field?? I had no idea…

  55. 10 team H2H points league, we keep 9 for 3 years. 14th year together.

    Question:

    If I need to replace Weiters, who do you like from this list..cheers

    Suzuki
    Navarro
    Norris
    Iannetta
    Pinto
    Pena
    Castillo
    Zunino
    Martin
    d’Arnaud
    Gomes
    Flowers
    Lobaton
    Conger
    Avill
    Jaso

    Who would I cut, I have no DL spot left for Weiters and unless he is done for the year I want to hang onto him..

    C Wieters, Matt

    1B Goldschmidt, Paul

    1B Votto, Joey

    2B Cano, Robinson

    2B Gordon, Dee

    3B Ramirez, Aramiz

    3B Wright, David

    SS Owings, Chris

    SS Segura, Jean

    OF Brantley, Michael

    OF Jones, Adam

    OF Kemp, Matt

    OF Stanton, Giancarlo

    DH Freeman, Freddie

    U Yelich, Christian

    Bench (SS) Baez, Javier

    Bench (OF) Hamilton, Billy

    Injured (1B) Trumbo, Mark

    Pitchers

    Pos Active Pitchers
    P Eovaldi, Nate

    P Fister, Doug

    P Gallardo, Vovanni

    P Kennedy, Ian

    P Skaggs, Tyler

    P Smyly, Drew

    P Tanaka, Masahiro

    P Ventura, Yordano

    P Verlander, Justin

    P Wilson, C.J.

    Bench (P) Bundy, Dylan

    Bench (P) Martinez, Carlos

    Bench (P) Mejia, Jenrry

    Bench (P) Paxton, James

    Bench (P) Pineda, Michael

    Injured (P) Holland, Derek

    thanks for your take as always..cheers

    • Cram It says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Oh MP, you baffle me. How can you answer so many questions so confidently and then ask a catcher/who to cut question of this magnitude? I’d lose Mejia.

      • @Cram It: LOL, I just like to see what others say before i make moves..and I like helping people. I am just an all round fantasy kinda o dude..cheers

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Pick up Zunino and cut Pineda or Holland. Also, what league do you play in where you can assemble a roster like that? Sheeesh.

      • @Peter Nincompoop: Thanks, It is a 10 team keeper, I kept 9 bats from last year…

        Goldy
        Votto
        Cano
        A Jones
        Freeman
        Segura
        Wright
        Kemp
        Stanton

        Traded Wacha for Giancarlo right before the draft.

        Most of these guys were traded for during my year ending fire-sale. no playoffs for me so i traded 1year players for 2nd and 2rd year guys to playoff teams..

        Had a great draft and have added these free agents

        Paxton
        CMartinez
        Bundy
        Baez
        Eovaldi
        Ownings

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: it’s much easier to give advice confidently since it doesn’t directly effect yourself (doubt or fear doesn’t crop up as much since you won’t have to live with the pain of being wrong). it’s like in poker how it would be easier to play better on somebody else’s money, even if you yourself are generally a nit.

        • @goodfold2:

          Well said man.

          I make plenty of mistakes with cutting players. I like to make moves and I don’t want to f up this team this year.

          Plenty of times a wrong move here and there in a H2H points league can make a big diff on a weekly basis…Right now this team is only 3-2, lost by 19 and 16..This team should average around 370 points a week…Offense has struggled to put up big weeks so far.

          I am the kind of guy that usually has little patience, this site has helped me gain that this year…Example:I was the first to own Trout and Harper..but cut them both…

          This year I am stacked I did all the work I could, now if they can stay healthy, I gotta a helluva chance..

  56. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-Team, Mixed, H2H-Points Modified Keeper League

    Trade Segura and Blackmon FOR Tulo?

    Blackmon can be kept in 2015 for a 13th round pick. Segura can be kept in 2015 for a 5th round pick. Tulo is NOT keeper eligible.

    Cain and Maybin would be my replacement OF until Trumbo returns.

  57. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Are you grabbing Allen or Bryan Shaw for saves in Cleveland?

    • Will says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: I’d go Allen (for my own sake)…it sounds like the only reason Shaw went last night was Allen had pitched 3 out of the last 4 games and warmed up twice in the other.

  58. Will says:
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    Good time to buy low on Bailey? BB rate is up a little and his HR/FB rate is double his career average but hopefully comes down.

    Would you try and trade Masterson, Porcello, or Wheeler for him?

    • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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      @Will:

      the guys on sirius radio today were saying absolutely to same ? about bailey, the guy said its a mtter of time b4 he puts it together and is the ace we all know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: I’d buy him low as I said two weeks ago

  59. Commish Cauda says:
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    Rank the following in a deep H2H-Points league (W=7, L=-5, QS=5, Inn=1, R=-1, K=1, BB=-.3, HA=-.1)

    Brandon McCarthy
    Tyler Lyons
    Gavin Floyd
    Tom Koehler
    Juan Nicasio

  60. Eddie says:
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    My team:
    C: Mauer
    1b: Abreu
    2b: Utley
    3b: Alvarez
    SS: Simmons
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: A. Jones
    OF: Heyward
    OF: Blackmon
    UTIL: Rizzo
    BE: Rendon
    BE: Polanco
    BE: Singleton
    EMPTY

    SP: Strasburg
    SP: Jose Fernandez
    SP: Ventura
    SP: Salazar
    SP: Buehrle
    SP: H. Alvarez
    SP: T. Bauer
    DL: Cingrani

    Should I trade Charlie Blackmon for Wacha?? Blackmon has basically carried my offense so far but I don’t think he can keep it up. What do you guys think?

    • Eddie says:
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      Oh and my relievers:
      Rosenthal
      Robertson

    • Pope says:
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      @Eddie: I like the trade, but not necessarily for your team. You don’t have another OF to replace Blackmon, and you have plenty of pitching. I’d package Blackmon with Utley and get a good OF, then plug Rendon into your 2B slot. He shouldn’t be riding your bench

      • Eddie says:
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        @Pope: Yeah I play Rendon more. I just didn’t start him yesterday against Kershaw (and I should have)

        • John says:
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          @Eddie: I like that trade i think you need more Pitching than hitting, your studs will come around. Not that you NEED pitching but it will give you competitive advantage adding wacha.

  61. Ray says:
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    Playing SS roulette with the waiver wire and looking to upgrade. Was offered Ian Desmond and Gerrit Cole for my Wil Myers and Homer Bailey. Pull the trigger?

    • kyle says:
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      @Ray:

      Fair deal

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Ray: I’ll do it.

  62. Kinsler's List says:
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    Hi Grey… Springer or Rasmus ROS?

      • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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        @FagSwag:

        rasmus, in a contract year and tearing the cover off the ball.

  63. Chris says:
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    Grey, Need a fill-in for the “Baby Bull” Willin Rosario. Castillo or Grandal? Sigh.

  64. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Chavez is quickly turning into Masterson for me, he only does well when I bench him. Hold him still? Have faith he’ll rebound against White Sox next start?

    • FagSwag says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: White Sox are a tough matchup, and I’d likely bench him for that start; but I can’t see dropping Chavez right now, unless you’re in a shallow league and free agent pitching is plentiful. In between his only 2 bad starts was a gem in Arlington (7IP, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 hit, 8K).

  65. Cram It says:
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    Is your headline a “The Kills” reference?

    • @Cram It: nope, just weiters was a catcher. so many UCL injuries it feels contagious a fever. he catches a fever.

  66. Pope says:
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    “Eric Karabell cautions using Jorge De La Rosa versus the Rangers on Wednesday.”

    ….No shit

  67. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Who sucks less, Jason Castro or Carlos Ruiz?

    • I Am The Liquor says:
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      @I Am The Liquor: I would also like to add Tyler Flowers to the mix.

  68. FagSwag says:
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    Rondon or Jim Johnson for ROS?

    Pick 1: Niese, Gee, Hutchison, Alvarez, McCarthy.

    Pick 1: Krispie, Rasmus, G. Jones, Viciedo, Hart, Semien, Reynolds,

    • FagSwag says:
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      @FagSwag: Add Middlebrooks to the list of bats.

  69. Piranhaman says:
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    Hi, Grey!

    Would you start Salazar today vs Twins?

    I’m losing patience on him, and he was awful against them this year. I’ll follow your decision. :)

  70. Principal Blackman says:
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    Early games today, everybody; don’t sonofabench youselves!

  71. Corey says:
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    Grey, who are some players typically unowned in a 10 team league who could go on a home run tear and put up 25+ dingers from here on out? Particularly interested in OF but any picks will do.

    • FagSwag says:
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      @Corey: Corey, I asked Grey a question earlier that will likely answer your question. I’m in a 12 team league, and all the players I listed are available, so they’re likely available in your 10 team league.

  72. los locos says:
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    Grey, Stroman vs Wheeler for the future, who do you like? I am in a 10 team keeper league.

    I am currently shopping Wheeler, but trying to get Bogarts for him.

  73. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey, great stuff as always. Who do you like – Chris Johnson or Asche? Thanks.

  74. Shake N Bacon says:
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    12-team roto keeper league, I’m middle of the pack in saves and Holland is my only true closer.

    I’m worried about Prince Fielder, who is hitting in my Util spot right now (Rizzo at first).

    Am i selling too low if I try and flip Fielder for:

    Polanco and K-Rod

    or

    Springer and Sergio Romo

    ?

    Obviously selling low is not the thing to do. I’m just not convinced he’ll be a top 20 guy this year. I’d like to get a keeper bat out of him.

  75. In Need of Corn on the Cobb? says:
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    Cobb is currently a free agent. I am sure someone will be buttering him up soon. Would you drop any of these for him?

    Gyorko (been using Rendon since Gyorko sucks right now)
    Cuddyer (can’t seem to get off the DL)
    Cespedes (fairly blah so far)
    Bailey (Bailey)
    Fister (may actually pitch this season)
    Porcello (this is my candidate for dropping)

    • FagSwag says:
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      @In Need of Corn on the Cobb?: How deep is your league? I can’t believe Cobb is available, nor can I believe you’re considering dropping Cespedes and Bailey 5 weeks into the season. Gyorko is the guy to drop from the above list, especially cause you have a solid replacement, but I’m curious as to who else is on your roster.

      • In Need of Corn on the Cobb? says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        11 team standard weekly roto league, 20 player roster starting 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C, 3 OF, UTL, 3 SP, 2 RP.

        C Ramos (just picked him back up)
        1B Fielder
        2B Rendon, Gyorko
        SS Segura
        3B Wright
        OF McCutchen, Myers, Gordon, Cuddyer, Cespedes
        UTL Pujols

        SP Bailey, Gray, Hernandez, Fister, Sanchez, Porcello
        RP Hunter, Rodriguez

  76. Nick M says:
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    How would you rank these 3 streams for Friday?
    Tommy Milone vs WAS ($12.8)
    Wei-Yen Chen vs HOU ($9.3)
    Brandon McCarthy at CHA ($6.9)

      • Nick M says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Perhaps, but this is a HtH points league where pitchers are overvalued and I just need them to score positive points to be worth it to stream. McCarthy has looked good and had a few good games with good K’s in a row, Chen vs HOU (well its HOU), and Milone was the best available on the SON with a decent score of 12.8.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Nick M:

      chen

  77. Mike says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    If you can only keep one – which evil do you choose – Ernesto Frieri or Jim Johnson?

    Both imploded last night.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. Jay says:
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    Forgive me father for I have sinned, I know not which one to choose
    Grandal, gattis, or Ramos?

    You think Teix’s (Texas?) wrist is healthy and there’s a possibility of him going all Bautista-like? I grabbed him a couple days ago and got 3 HR outta him. I’m hoping for a couple more and than convincing a power starved mgr to take him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Gattis…No on Tex

  79. Jake Taylor says:
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    Any update T. Walker?

    • @Jake Taylor

      by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

      (05/04/14) Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said he expects starting pitchers Taijuan Walker (shoulder) and James Paxton (lat) to be back in the rotation by June, per MLB Network Radio. :

  80. Fish says:
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    Would you grab rondon over Jim Johnson? And would you grab Salazar over eovaldi?

  81. Grey, I know you dislike catcher questions and the Montero pickup has been good to me, BUT some yahoo dropped Rosario and Ramos is also out there, ROS:

    Rosario, Ramos, Montero in that order?

    • Busher says:
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      @kR Express: I don’t think Grey hates catcher questions, it’s that catchers are largely unpredictable. The best way to choose a catcher (after Top Tier guys) is using Hitter-Tron, your gut, or add the current hot schmotato. Grey makes a living giving advice about things he’s able to predict with some amount of confidence.

  82. scottsteelers says:
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    Would you drop Tomlin or Simon for Becket?

  83. Team A gets Braun, Domonic Brown & Tim Hudson for Team B’s Ellsbury, Joe Nathan and Shelby “The Shelbster” Miller.

    Who wins – Team A or Team B?

  84. Five-On-One says:
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    Need to sit one:
    Fister’s first start back at OAK
    Liriano against STL (home)
    Kluber at TB
    T Wood at WSOX and at STL (2 starts)
    Thanks for all input.

  85. DatWONthing says:
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    Tim Hudson still not ownable grey?

  86. Jiggy Nits says:
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    tanner roark (5$) or brandon mccarthy (1$)?

    NL only roto keeper 5×5

  87. Jimmy says:
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    Trade Adam Jones and Martin Perez for Johnny Cueto and Martin Prado?

    Have Morse, Pence, Hunter, and Werth at OF.

    Then want to flip Cueto for Longoria.

    Thoughts?

  88. booya says:
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    H2H 6×6 w/ QS

    Which side would you want: Latos & Eovaldi or Bailey?

    Thanks

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: i assume you’re the one dumping bailey, since this season’s stats make it sound as if few, if anyone would offer those 2 trying to get bailey right now.

  89. Jack says:
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    Wondering if the A’s continue with a committee…should I drop Johnson for Janssen in anticipation of that?

  90. Ron says:
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    1) Do you think Edwin turns it around and ends with a line like this – 85R 30HR 95RBI .270?
    2) Who do you value more ROS – Edwin or A-Gon?
    3) Edwin or Pujols?

  91. JAL says:
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    Ok Grey brother, Panda is legit crushing me. Do you own any shares? If so, is he on your bench? Did you/anyone see his swing when the ball was already by him yesterday? Please take a look if you haven’t seen yet. Yikes. I finally stooped very low and picked up Plouffe. I have Prado (who is also screwing me) and Lowrie with positional flexibility, so while I know this is crazy and I will be missing power dearly, is it a better play to go Prado/Lowrie/Alcides instead of Plouffe/Prado/Lowrie for the time-being? Many many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: I don’t own him

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough. What do you think about my Alcides question? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JAL: Who deep is this league?

          • JAL says:
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            @Grey: 12-teamer. I know, I am in real bad shape but rest of squad is alright so def still in it. So many damn injuries this year. Between 2b/ss/3b the best on the wire are legit Plouffe, Alcides, Miller, Peralta, Castellanos…yikes. That’s why I reached out for advice. Many thanks.

  92. Bryan says:
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    Bailey or Cingrani ROS?

  93. Smell The Glove says:
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    Need a replacement for Wieters, go with Yan Gomes or Kurt Suzuki?

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    2 Questions for Mr. Albright and the Razzball nation:

    1) I have Rodney, Soriano, J.Johnson, and Hawkins. Do I lose Johnson for Lindstrom or Farnsworth?

    2) Was just offered this deal:

    Give – C.Davis/Springer
    Get – Puig

    Now obviously I’m turning it down. But I wouldn’t mind starting some negotiations to get Puig. Would there be a counter offer in this roster that would be fair and work for me?

    C – Salty
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Hanley
    IF – Pedro
    OF – Jones
    OF – Marte
    OF – Myers
    OF – Brantley
    UTIL – Arenado
    UTIL – Morneau
    BN – Springer
    BN – Rosario (DL)
    DL – Davis
    DL – Trumbo
    N/A – Singleton

    SP – Scherzer, Bailey, Teheran, A.Wood, Ventura, Fister, Salazar, Minor
    RP – Rodney, Soriano, Hawkins, J.Johnson

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: forgot I have Teixeira on my bench, too.

      • @Wilsonian: keep Puig..I hate closers, cut em all..honestly, let Grey guide you in that department..

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: I would be getting Puig. But I don’t like that deal for me. I’d like to counter with something else, so I’ll see what Grey says. Thanks for your input!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so with that team you’d still take Puig? I would like to deal Fielder for him, but he won’t budge. You don’t think a counter would be good, or should I take Puig for Davis/Springer?

        • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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          @Wilsonian: would you rather have longoria or puig grey?

        • MR.T says:
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          @Wilsonian:
          I personaly believe that grey just told you that giving away Chris davis and Springer for pweeg was convenient for you…

          but somehow you ignored grey’s answer and still wanting that grey tell you a way to negociate Puig by f***ing the other guy (you giving cheapper players).

  95. Jocarsi says:
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    Do you think that is a good idea drop Marcell Ozuna and take springer?

  96. sam says:
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    would you pull the trigger on gattis for marte? would leave me with montero. currently close to last in both steals and HR’s but have billy hamilton hopefully returning to form soon

    • Cram It says:
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      @sam: Yes

  97. Milarky says:
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    I’m having technical issues with the ROS projections page. We start 2 at each IF position, and my 2nd 2B is Scooter Gennett (I also have Wong, but I will use him in my rookie spot when he’s back up). Would you consider trading Scooter and Skaggs for Infante and Pineda? At first I liked the idea, but I’m not sure how much I should be worried about Pineda’s shoulder injury. Plus maybe I’m crazy, but I don’t mind Scooter.

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: What if he wants Tillman instead of Skaggs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s fine

          • Shorty says:
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            @Grey: Sorry Grey, I think I’m missing something. Finally was able to check out the ROS projections, and Pineda is way down the list. I could probably see doing the deal if it’s Skaggs, but you have both Skaggs and Tillman way higher than Pineda. In Pineda just the higher ceiling?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  98. Chris says:
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    Ryan Howard or Adam Lind going forward?

    • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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      @Chris:

      the thing with Lind he doesnt play when a lefty starts, if you can deal with that than def him over Howard who has been horrid to watch. He is made for the AL and makes what 25 mil a year?? lol

  99. Dan says:
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    Hi Notorious R.O.B !!

  100. Emrys says:
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    So are we streaming/starting both Wily Peralta vs. AZ and Rick Porcello vs. HOU today?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: feeling lucky are those starting kuroda/chavez/mchugh/buehrle/arrieta/. porcello and w.peralta have been good.

  101. Holey Benzino says:
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    Asche, Springer, Ozuna, or Rasmus for a Util spot?

  102. Adam says:
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    Grey, would you trade Cingrani for J. Chavez and J. Hammel? 12 team Roto league.

    Rest of my starting staff is:

    Sherzer, J Zimm, Porcello, C Richards, Smyly

  103. Plumbing4 says:
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    Morneau or frazier ROS? My 1B is Pujols, 3B is Machado

    Either will be used as UTIL

    Smoke is also available.

      • Plumbing4 says:
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        @Grey: also , thoughts on this potential deal

        Bogaerts, Ozuna, and Jesse Chavez

        For

        Homer , Zobrist, and romo

        Ozuna and bogs are on my bench. I need help at 2B (currently have Gyorko) and RP

  104. Wake Up says:
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    Tommy Hunter = 9
    The Field = 1

  105. Fungazi says:
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    Ramos back, hitting 5th today

  106. Fungazi says:
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    I went catcherless for two days between dropping Castro for a streamer and picking up Ramos and missed out on his .125 average for them. So long Castro, piece of useless garbage.

  107. Phil says:
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    Asche or Dominguez for the rest of the year?

  108. Terry says:
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    Trade which one of Wacha/gray/Ventura for Rendon? Smart move?

    I need to get my offense up and am working with Seager at 3rd..

  109. Oaktownsteve says:
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    Homer Bailey has a personal catcher now. The reds announced Tucker Barnardt will be his guy. He really really must not think much of Mesoroco. Be interesting to see if this settles him down. He misses Hanigan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oaktownsteve: Not sure Hanigan is the reason his BABIP is off the charts

      • Oaktownsteve says:
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        @Grey:

        The bb rate is up about 1 per 9 and he’s giving up taters like an Idaho farmer in a bumper year though.

  110. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    What is everyone’s thoughts on Dominic Brown? Not a huge sample size, but he’s historically had terrible April’s and then much better May’s. Dominic or Austin Jackson for the rest of the season?

  111. Andrew A says:
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    somehow someone dropped Homer Bailey in my 10 team 6×6 roto weekly

    what % of Faab would you use?

      • Andrew A says:
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        @Grey:

        damn our league uses pesos….

        and we only get 20

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Andrew A: i think Grey likely thought you had the standard $100 budget, so in your case that would be just over $4.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  112. 14 team, 6×6 (OPS), redraft league

    please choose 2 of 4 (position not important): Ike Davis, Cody Asche, CJ Cron, Kyle Blanks

    Thanks

    • kyle says:
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      @EL BURRO: Asche Cron

      • @kyle:

        thanks for the opinion… looking for GREY’s take on this when he gets a chance to sift thru the am blitz of questions. thanks

  113. tom says:
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    w.ramos or j.lucroy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tom: Lucroy

  114. FillyP says:
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    12t 5×5 H2H keeper

    I was offered Machado for Segura. Per our keeper rules, Machado would cost a 6th round next year and Segura would cost a 3rd. Neither are great value. I have Alvarez already at 3B, and I’d have to fill in SS with either Villar or J. Roll. Bad move? Here’s my team, which has been floundering toward the bottom…. can’t figure out why:

    Castro, Fielder, Kendrick, P. Alvarez, Segura, J. Upton, Jones, Heyward, Gordon, Blackmon (4 OF + UTIL) Bench: Frazier, Belt, J. Roll

    Gio, Liriano, Bailey, Kuroda, Perez, Salazar, Haren, Hammel. Hawkins, Broxton, Rondon, Gregerson. DL: Grilli, Paxton

    This is not a bottom 3 team, right?! HELP!

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @FillyP: fielder,segura heyward gordon castro liriano bailey kuroda salazar have all been playing like shit so yeah i can see how your in last place especially in a 12 team league

  115. BJFG says:
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    Anybody watch Treinen throw last night/followed him before? Erase the defensive mistakes and he looks pretty good. The movement on that fastball looks like it could produce some Ks.

  116. Eddie says:
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    WHY WONT THEY GIVE ME AN UPDATE ON CINGRANI? Espn should know my struggles.

  117. jaw says:
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    drop cecil for gregerson?

  118. Catcher Question! says:
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    McCan’t is my catcher. I have Mesoraco on the DL. Do I drop McCan’t and pick up Salvador Perez or hold? 10 team H2H.

  119. Matt says:
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    “Can’t Braun practice swinging a mallet from the strongman carnival game somewhere in Scooter’s vicinity?”

    “When he hit the homer, they said on the MLB network some nonsense about him now being a true Yankee. I thought he became a true Yankee when he turned 35. It’s like being the President.”

    Comedy gold right there. I had a couple chuckles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Thanks! Second one was Rudy

  120. Bob says:
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    Ramos or Pierzynski as backup to wieters?

  121. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    Tried to move Chavez or Santana for Bailey but no luck, he wants Zim or Minor Hold or Go? I’m leaning hold

    Teheran
    Liriano
    Minor
    Porcello
    Zimm
    Santana
    Chavez
    Wood

    Cobb DL

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I picked Minor off waivers so it’s a semi-freebie

  122. JAL says:
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    Back of rotation rank em, 12-team 5×5 RoS, thanks!

    Kluber, Skaggs, Beckett, Gallardo, Masterson, Buchholz?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Masterson, Kluber

  123. Tom says:
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    Right ranking ROS: Janssen, J. Johnson, Melancon?

  124. Big League Wood says:
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    What are your thoughts on Liriano these days? Is he worth holding or blow him out in a 12 team? I have a streamer spot already and could roster a guy in the Gee/ Niese/ Beckett range in his place and still stream…or hold and play Liriano for matchups?

    • FagSwag says:
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      @Big League Wood: I’d drop Liriano and add Beckett, who’s has a nice matchup against SF tomorrow.

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @FagSwag:
        Actually have Beckett then going to Niese to Alvarez in the stream spot.

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool. Thanks.

  125. Larry Loveknuckle says:
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    Thanks, Grey!
    ROS: Eovaldi or Archer?

  126. B says:
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    @Grey, didn’t get your opinion on this trade. Would love to hear your thoughts:

    Werth for Brantley and Matt Adams where all 3 are $1-3 keepers. To keep both brantley and adams the deal would require dropping someone like middlebrooks, bourn, khris davis, jesse chavez or chris archer. so its really werth and one of those guys for brantley and adams. which side do you think wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: Werth side

  127. Smalls Killer says:
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    I can’t believe I didn’t switch Kershaw in my lineup yesterday. WTH. I thought I did. Good write up Grey. Thanks

    Hill or Lawrie? OPS

  128. Jet says:
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    I realize it is only May, but I am in 12th place out of 12 teams in my head to head keeper league. Trade Miggy for G. Springer and a 2nd rd pick for next year? I have Headley on the DL. I could keep Springer for the next 3 years, but not Miggy. My team is full of guys who have been terrible so far, although, some should turn it around. McCann, Craig, Gyorko, Desmond, Heyward and Reyes. Good times.

  129. Wilsonian says:
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    Salty or Ramos until Rosario comes off the DL?

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

    • Big League Wood says:
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      @Wilsonian:
      waiting to see Ramos play before picking up where I have Pinto. Read where that specific hand injury he suffered could impact his performance.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Big League Wood: yeah, I can see that and was thinking the same thing. I believe he hit a HR in a rehab game, but I might be mistaken. Salty isn’t playing today, so I’ll keep an eye on Ramos if they ever get the game in.

        • Big League Wood says:
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          @Grey:

          Cool. Thanks. @Wilsonian:

          Just looked up and he mashed in rehab games.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  130. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    grey put aside position who do you like better Ros wright or desmond?

  131. booya says:
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    H2H 6×6 w/ OPS, Pick 2:

    Ozuna, K Davis, CJ Cron

    Thanks

  132. booya says:
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    Koehler or Jesse Chavez?

  133. FagSwag says:
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    Rondon or Johnson?

  134. FagSwag says:
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    Beckett or Gee?

  135. flo-g-money says:
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    which side? Pujols, and liriano or dee, napoli, and k-rod

  136. goodfold2 says:
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    1.for some reason yahoo doesn’t have jose ramirez in their database yet, if they did, him or romine
    2. frieri was playing on his 4th out of 5 days! stupid sociapath. which leads me to understand that I can in fact do what idiot coaches can’t, and bench tired closers myself.

  137. E says:
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    Pls rank for 9 team roto:
    Porcello
    Gee
    Beckett
    Kluber
    Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Cingrani, Porcello

  138. Kratos says:
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    2 concerns:
    1.) Segura – I walk 2% of the time. When I do walk my snake mouthed RF’er decides to go all little league on my face.
    2.) Fat F**k Fielder can’t hit a fast ball. Well I’m not built for that. Now pay me mf’ers!

    Till the end bitches. Damn I love fake ball.
    Love the site!

  139. Snake Hips says:
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    Anyone streaming Ubaldo @ TB this week? He had a nice start last time out… SON doesn’t necessarily like him but you do you think?

  140. Rondell says:
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    Greymeng,

    Do I drop Aoki, Cody Allen, Trevor Bauer, Kluber, for Frieri ?

    Also I have Matt Adams, and Aoki as bench bats. They’re getting old.

  141. Zeke says:
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    Need to fill my first base slot, I just trade Morneau/Morse/Julio for Chris Davis. Corey Hart and Garrett Jones are the best 2 availables 1b. I also just got a trade proposal where I would get Mike Napoli for Homer Bailey. Take it or just wait for Chris Davis to get back?

    C: Posey
    1B:
    2B: Kinsler
    3B: Miggy
    SS: Erick Aybar
    1B/3B: Middlebrooks
    2B/SS: Hill
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Cespedes
    OF: Jennings
    OF: Cain
    OF: Granderson
    UTIL: Markakis
    Bench: Jon Singleton
    Bench: Billy Butler
    Bench: Khris Davis
    Bench: Chris Davis

    SP: Yu Darvish, Homer Bailey, Alex Wood, Sonny Gray, Mat Latos, Alex Cobb

    RP: Jansen, Perkins, Frieri

  142. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Ian Desmond or Jean Segura rest of the season in a h2h points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  143. Emrys says:
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    I have been offered Melky Cabrera for my Eovaldi. Pitching is stacked, so it seems logical. No red flags on Melky, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  144. Dan says:
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    Would you drop a cody allen or josh beckett for Gregerson? I’m sure Johnson gets the job back at some point, but right now I am working with Holland and Jansenn as my other closers. Thanks for the advice and great work.

    Rest of staff: Kershaw, Hamels, Ventura, Hudson, Eovaldi, Kluber, Chavez, Stroman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett…Thanks!

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey: Done and done, thanks! What are your overall thoughts on Beckett this year? He seems to be putting up some solida overall numbers, with a great K rate. Actually, dropped Sabathia (BUM!) for him the other day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s fine for now, I imagine he won’t be great in tough road matchups…He is better than CC though

  145. Eric says:
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    I touched on this above – but worth holding onto Xander Bogaerts in the 21st round for life in a keeper – or drop like a bad habit to use the bench spot for something more useful (stream)

    Thanks as always – I remember the dark days where I would read an ESPN chat with AJ Mass and wonder what time his mom lets him out of the basement for lunch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Hold Bogaerts

  146. Hondo says:
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    Nats-Dodgers is gonna get delayed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Ramos still plays

  147. FilthyRich says:
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    10-team points league. WHich two of the following three would you have for 2B and 3B:

    Carpenter
    A Hill
    Rendon

    Already have Carp and Rendon – thinking of dropping Carp for Hill.

    Also got a 5×5 trade offer: I get B Phillips and give up Cuddyer.
    I already have Pedroia/Zobrist/Alcides Escobar in my infield, so I’m not convinced Phillips is much of an upgrade. Would you make that trade and drop Alcides? I am leading in SBs and have Rajai, but I’d rather target a 3B to replace Zimmerman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Hill… Forget Phillips

  148. Dirt Nasty says:
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    “downright shocking when PINEda returns as a white man”….. genius dood!

    Rest of the season question, 3B Ryan Zimmerman or:

    Asche
    Castellanos
    Uribe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Zimmerman

  149. E says:
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    Would you start Porcello @ BAL ($4.4) in 9 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. Corey says:
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    If you could only keep Puig or Springer, who do you choose? Springer is obviously floundering but who knows what he could be in 2015 and beyond. With Puig I know what I’m getting but wondering if he’ll ever be able to stay on the field long enough to warrant one of my 5 keeper spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  151. Ken Plane says:
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    Better choice short term fill in for Bruce. Heisey or Ludwick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heisey

  152. Scott says:
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    Grey, who would you rather have going forward at catcher Rosario or Ramos?

    Thank you for your time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin

  153. L-Boogie says:
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    Aaron Hill getting a rest today. He must have been TOO hot.

    F’in D-bags.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @L-Boogie: you knew when you drafted him he was old and would likely need day games off. just be happy he’s not as injurable as victorino.

  154. SMLV1 says:
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    Bench Choo facing De La Rosa for Moss’ double header facing E. Ramirez and F. Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  155. booya says:
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    Would you take Eovaldi straight up for Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  156. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy hump day,

    1. Salazar or Soria
    2. Cuddyer or L Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Salazar 2. Cuddyer, depends on needs in both

  157. some guy says:
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    10 team Roto keeper league, please rank: Tillman, Wily, Chavez, Archer or Ian Kennedy. Trying to figure out who to drop when my pending DL comebacks. And I love FIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Chavez or Archer

  158. John says:
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    Any interest in or benefit of owning mejia becoming a possible closer. I guess they are taking it start by start. With their young pitching depth this may be true. He worth rostering in hopes this comes true over guy like lackey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful

  159. JAL says:
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    In a vacuum, Aoki or Dom Brown RoS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for all your advice – greatly appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  160. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Craig, Crisp ,Rajai Davis or Marte ROS h2h points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  161. Natty Boh says:
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    Your Pineda line might be the 3rd funniest thing I’ve ever read from you. #2 being about the players in the Mexican League piling into a Toyota Tercel. #1 Talking about the time you dated an Asain woman and broke up b/c if you had kids you wouldn’t be able to pick them up from school, b/c you wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  162. Wood says:
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    Keep 1

    Marcell Ozuna, Mike Napoli, Adam Eaton. Utility spot.

    Also:
    Trade Ozuna for Porcello?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli…Porcello trade is fair

  163. GREAT NEWS:

    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Matt Wieters (elbow) is not considered a candidate for surgery after having his MRI examined by Dr. James Andrews.
    It’s certainly a big relief for the Orioles. Connolly says that the source of Wieters’ elbow soreness maybe be a result of an old injury from college when he was a pitcher. Wieters will do some more resting before he’s allowed to catch again, but he’s expected to be available to DH during that time. He’s batted .371 (13-for-35) since the elbow issue popped up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Andrews must have already made that final car payment, huh? Thanks Josh Johnson!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

  164. Alan says:
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    Who plays C now for BAL? Nice job on the first radio show, HILARIOUS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Clevenger

  165. Post says:
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    Which end of this deal do you like better? I trade Bonifacio, Brett Gardner, and Jesse Chavez. I receive Adam Laroche and Mike Minor.

    My team is:
    C: Miguel Montero
    1B: Brandon Belt
    2B: Jose Altuve
    3B: Nolan Arenado
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    IF: Anthony Rizzo
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Yasiel Puig
    OF: Brett Gardner
    OF: Garrett Jones
    OF: Emilio Bonifacio

    Khris Daviz and Ryan Zimmerman are on my bench. Really hurting in RBIs. Thoughts on this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio, depends on needs, it’s fair

  166. Matt says:
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    Which side for dynasty? Cingrani and Bruce or Cueto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  167. Terry says:
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    12 team roto.

    Give up Reyes to get Jay Bruce? Need some pop…or too risky given Bruce’s injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bruce

  168. Tyler says:
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    10 team h2h keeper… Looking at P depth/final starter type players….Who would you want ROS and can you please rank for ROS? Categories are basic 5×5 plus Quality Starts. Thanks!

    W. Peralta
    H. Alvarez
    J. Beckett
    J. Niese
    M. Stroman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily, Beckett

  169. Silky says:
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    Would you drop Salazar for any of the following SP? I’m in a shallow H2H Yahoo league. Need K’s and Wins

    Hammel, Alex Wood, Samardzija, Kluber or Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  170. Nick M says:
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    Would you rather have Rizzo or Fielder in a league where you could keep Fielder for 2 more years or Rizzo for 3 (keep 5 total players per year)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  171. Jon says:
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    Would you deal Ozuna for a closer?

    Thinking of asking for Nathan, KRod, Cishek, Soria, Rodney, Papelbon or Street… somewhere in that tier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  172. OaktownSteve says:
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    Can we not get a run for my boy Tommy Koehler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right?

  173. jb says:
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    Is liriano droppable, or do you see an improvement in near future…he’s killing my WHIP single handedly(along with hamels) 15 team 4×4 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be better

  174. Greyismyhero says:
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    I know you said yesterday you were worried about Fielder, what’s your worry level between 1-10 on Adam Jones? Guy is single handily destroying me in about 25 leagues, hahaha

    S……. puff puff pass!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A 3…Smoke it!

  175. Jay says:
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    Why can’t it be possible for Strasburg to have a clean first inning?

    For a so called ace thus guy gives up a ton of hits.

    So aggravating watching this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

    • Hondo says:
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      @Jay: Because almost every time he pitches it rains.He’s such a force of nature he disturbs the elements.

      On a related note.with those jug handle ears and billy goat beard,he even looks more retarded than Dustin Hoffman in Rainman(or even Tom Cruise in real life)

    • Will says:
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      @Jay: I’m really starting to hate him (and his goatee)

  176. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Of all the arms on my team – Fernandez, Darvish, Eovaldi, Ventura, Haren, – why the hell is Strasburg my freakin’ WHIP killer!??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, seriously

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: hate to see what yr offense looks like with 3 pitchers that highly drafted. sounds like you only drafted hitters in rounds 1 and 5 out of first 5. unless this is keeper or inherited keeper team.

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: It’s a keeper. I kept Darvish ($20) and Fernandez ($9) weird keeper rules with those amounts. Won’t bore you. Overpaid for Strasburg ($28) in this years auction. Paid $6 for Haren and $3 for Ventura LATE in the same auction. Picked up Eovaldi in week one. Offense is pretty good, although hurt – E5 ($24 keeper), Lowrie, Xander, Alvarez ($17), Harper ($23 keeper), B. Hamilton ($1 keeper) J. Hamilton ($15), Nelson Cruz ($6 – before he had a home so no one was taking him), Adam Eaton($4)…Springer, Morse off of waivers early in the year… It’s a 12 year old 12 team keeper league with 24 spots and 3DLs. Guys who know what they’re doing. Won it twice. In first right now. Won’t last. I know you don’t care and haven’t read this… :) Will screen cap if Grey shows me how. Haha

          • Moronymous Lohse says:
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            @Moronymous Lohse: Also took Arenado for $11 at Grey’s urging and have already dropped Masterson, Wong, Middlebrooks, Mujica, Michael Brantley (drafted him for $1 and dropped him before a game was played – that still stings) and Hector Santiago. I know you still don’t care and will never read this.

  177. Wilsonian says:
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    Fielder/Jones for Puig/Braun…which side?

    It’s a H2H keeper where we keep 4 for two years and then we get one guy that is a “franchise” player that we can keep forever. If we un-franchise them, we have to deal them or toss them back into the draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Same scenario. Fielder/Jones for JUp/Rios, which side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upton

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: thanks on both of those. I have made the offers. Doubt they get accepted. Fielder and Jones have been AWFUL. I just kind of want them off my team at this point.

  178. Deck says:
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    I’ve asked this before but what range would Kemp be in if drafted today…trying to figure out his trade value. Thanks Gray!

    • Deck says:
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      @Deck: I ask this now because the health was the worry here right? And a Yahoo expert who shall remain nameless said around 25 overall, so want to hear your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think much has changed for him since preseason, around 75 to 80 overall… Not much there, but there’s upside for a lot more…

  179. Ron says:
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    Easy one first…..Gio or Wacha?

    Not-so-easy…… what’s your gut say about E5 ROS? Top____1B? Still expecting 30 HR?

    • Deck says:
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      @Ron: I am currently trying to trade for him in a two for one, hot starting pitcher I don’t need and a 4-5 rounder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio… I wrote about my gut numerous times with Edwin, search the site

  180. E says:
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    What kinda #’s would you project for Stroman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anywhere from 2.00 ERA to 5.50 ERA… He’s an upside flyer with Ks

  181. Wilsonian says:
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    Don’t think you answered this above…

    Ramos or Salty for a Rosario replacement while he’s out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thank you again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… No problem

  182. Mr. Glass says:
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    Would you flip heyward & ventura for adam jones the move would give me a OF of Bautista, Stanton, Jones with zobrist and hosmer as my Utilities and I have eaton on the dl who I can plug in the OF and move Stanton to one of the utility spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  183. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. Would you give Harang one more chance or drip him ?? Also do you like the stream on Chen (BAL) on Friday? SON likes him I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop… I guess on Chen, don’t know his matchup

  184. Bob says:
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    Getz or Asche? 6×6 walks league. I have Rendon so position is irrelevant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  185. Snake Hips says:
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    Why has Butler been sitting? Inter league play? Thought he was supposed to see SOME time at 1st base.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No reason for him to, he’s not hitting anyway

      • Snake Hips says:
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        @Grey: So is he droppable at this point? It’s a ten teamer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Snake Hips says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  186. costaricanchata says:
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    is anyone , here , watching haren @ strasburg ?
    my question —-> haren has dirty top right shoulder
    looks like obvious finger “streaks” … which would
    suggest that his glove hand is dirty ?
    i see the “typical” smudge area on the bill of his cap ,
    but how does that glove hand get dirty ??
    cust kayin’ .

  187. Alan says:
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    If I have 5 RP spots in saves and hold sleague with Balfour, Rondon, Perkins, walden and Benoit, I can dump Jim Johnson right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Starting Salazar today at home against MIN? Seems like a no brainer but who knows what to expect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  189. I'm still hard on rut says:
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    Aaron hill and granderson or gyorko and springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  190. Regan says:
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    Drop Chaves for Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you don’t need Ks

  191. serch says:
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    Whatup G?
    Drop Smyly or Bauer for Koehler? 12 team mixed and have Bailey, Liriano, Gray, A. Wood, Santana and Fister as other SPs…also holding Farnsie as 3rd closer in league where only two RPs can start but no closers on the WW…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  192. Art Vandelay says:
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    Can I please drop Will Venable now? 12 team 5×5 league. I have Puig, Beltran, Cespedes, Gardner, Markakis, and Prado. Venable is basically non-startable and is clogging up a roster spot as I wait for him to get his shizz together. Just need someone to tell me I won’t regret it. Gracias.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Art Vandelay: yes. If there’s someone that’s producing on the wire, get rid of him.

  193. E says:
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    12 team H2H:

    Goldy for Chris Davis & Gio?
    Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  194. OaktownSteve says:
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    Love the nice narrow outcome range you provided for Stroman above. That is the right answer, by the way. Well played.

    I’m back in the bar watching The King punish the A’s as he always does.

    I’m happy to provide any player evaluations to anybody interested for the next couple hours until my flight.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @E:

        He’s not going to hit .336 all year…at least I don’t think so. I do like that his K rate has dipped. He played 152 and had a quietly productive season. A full healthy season in Coors, he’s another guy that I think the projection systems have him pretty well pegged with the wild card being PT. I’d say 24/75/85/.275. Something like that.

        But it does give me an opportunity to trot out one of my favorite theories, compliments of one of baseballs more thoughtful players, Huston Street. I’ll forever love Street for calling Bob Geren the worst manager in baseball and a terrible human being. Indisputable, at least the first part and all from afar.

        But Huston said in his time in Colorado that the altitude takes an toll on your body. Anybody who’s spent time in that kind of climate, high and dry and hot, knows it is tough on you. It makes sense. Why does Colorado consistently have trouble keeping guys healthy? When somebody who played there offers you a plausible explanation, I think it’s worth considering.

        I’m rarely one to factor in injury risk because I think it’s pretty arbitrary. I do draft Rockies in shallow formats but in deeper formats I think more about it with Rockies. Morneau will be 33 and he’s had other ailments besides the concussion so it’s dodgy, in my opinion. If this is an RCL, I’d ride him and hope. Deeper trade league I might test the waters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks… So what about Jesse Chavez?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You know how basketball players get in the zone and make everything they throw at the basket? That was Jesse Chavez to start the season. He had the ability throw all 4 pitches exactly where he wanted and that let him play that head game with hitters really effectively. But just as it is with basketball players, you can’t stay in that zone for ever. Something happens and it mysteriously vanished.

        In the case of Chavez it’s the mix of pitches and not the efficacy of any one pitch that makes him effective. They are all average to average plus MLB pitches, but when in the context of pitching ahead in the count they become very good because he and the A’s catchers and staff have done a tremendous job of playing to that strength. So I think my guess is that for the foreseeable future, we’ll see him have mixed results as he’s had just depending on how sharp he is with location. When he’s not commanding, he looks like a nibbler. More walks and elevated pitch count. When he’s strike on, it’s a walk in the park.

        I’d say on the season, 3.60 era with a 1.20ish whip, maybe a 7.5 K rate is a decent floor projection for him. Definitely upside possibility from there.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          or a walk in the park with no walks in the park….or something like that. Beautiful wordsmithing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! I figured you’d seen him more than I had so was wondering what you thought… His results when he was going good was so good… But there’s always a reason why he’s older and never broken out…

    • O'Skimpy says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Any thoughts on Jedd?

      FWIW, I think you are the best commentator going. Thanks for sharing your insights so often.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @O’Skimpy:

        Thanks, bud. I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands the last couple days working a conference. FBB is my hobby so I’m having fun doing it.

        I did Jerk-o yesterday.

        Jerko…also by request from above.

        I’m buying him. I think he’s an excellent buy low candidate. He’s hit and hit for power at every level including the majors. The BABIP is .197 right now. Can’t get a lot worse than that. The K rate is up a little. Not alarmingly so. He had a slow April last year.

        There is a concept called Occam’s Razor. It means, in the absence of clear cut evidence, the most obvious explanation is usually the right one. We’re dealing in probability outcomes here, a range. Could Gyorko continue to be hideously bad? Sure. Could he go on a tear and hit 50 home runs and be the top FBB player? Sure. But those are on the opposite ends of the outcome spectrum. At the dead center of the probability spectrum is that he’s basically the player he showed he was last year because I have no evidence to the contrary that I can find. Given that and following Occam’s Razor, the most likely explanation to me is just that it’s a sampling issue. Which is so barfingly cliche because it is true. Baseball is a game of up and down but in the absence of evidence, you simply have to believe that things will eventually normalize.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Alexei Ramirez? Drafted him almost as an afterthought in my H2H league. Been great so far and don’t expect him to keep it up, but it would be nice if he didn’t drop off a cliff.

      Thanks in advance!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        I commented on him the other day:

        Alexei Ramirez has a .365 BABIP (career.297) despite seeing a 33% drop in his line drive rate from last year. Looks like a prime candidate for regression…except the LDs became FBs and not groundballs. And he seems to be driving the ball. 11% HR/FB rate so far and a more than 10% uptick in FB%. He acutally had a double digit HR/FB% of 10.8% in 2010 when he hit 18 home runs and had a .282 average. He’s been one of those guys who seems to inconsistent as far as his peripherals are concerned so it’ll be interesting to see what happens. He’s not going to hit .350+ so there will be some back sliding and soon, but maybe not as much as some might be think.

        Since then it appears that he’s done nothing but ground out. The White Sox are improved across the board offensively. I think they are still top 3 offensively. Park is great. I still like him as a hold. He’s going to slide back in BA though.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Thanks. Now let me see if I can go find another player that you’ve commented on already!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            given my recent spamming of the comments, that’s getting harder to do

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @OaktownSteve: there’s the comment i remember when i mentioned a few days ago that alexei is way over valued from now till end of season. also King H didn’t dominate anybody today, over 2 whip and no K’s.

  195. SpecialFNK says:
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    trade Kyle Farnsworth to get Cody Allen?
    Farnsworth is closing, but chance he eventually loses that job? Cody Allen more likely to take over for Axford, giving him a better chance at saving more games by the end of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  196. King Andrus says:
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    Which side ROS?
    Fielder, Alex Wood, Billy Hamilton
    OR
    Hosmer, Wacha, Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  197. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    N. Markakis or T. Hunter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  198. Mangino says:
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    1 for ROS, H2H, OBP…no AVG

    Villar, Aybar, Peralta, Simmons….

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

      • Mangino says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, great artice as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  199. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Some guy named Pete Smith or David Watson or Chris Wilson just threw the first no hitter in the PCL since 2009.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Chris Rusin

      9IP 3K 2BB 0H

      I’m gonna call my nearest Domino’s Pizza and demand they honor their “no-hitter – free pizza” promotion. The poor 19 year old on the other end of the phone has no idea what is in store for him in the next five minutes.

      “I. SAID. FREE. PIZZA. YOU. MUH. FUH!!!! CHRIS RUSIN!!!!!!”

      http://mlb.mlb.com/sponsors/dominos/dominono/index.jsp

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahaha

  200. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Aoki and Escobar had a double steal to start the 1st. I’ve got them both in my line-up. Is there a glossary term for this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s not….

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Oh boy!

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Royale with Cheese

  201. Royal flush says:
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    So is Cruz the real deal – potential MVP candidate

    Do you keep him or sell high

    If you move him what should you be targeting pitcher or hitter wise?

    • Busher says:
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      @Royal flush: He’s always been a great when he’s healthy. Problem is he’s played one full season in his 9 years. Unpredictability is fantasy baseball’s kryptonite. Sell him high if you can get a Tier 1 guy in return – and if your team has other needs.

  202. Q says:
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    Would you trade Prince and Lester for Adam Jones? I have Abreu and Ortiz anyway and been rotating them with Prince. Adam Jones will start for me every week most likely. Lester has been great, but I’m streaming like crazy and it’s a shallow league. Too much to give?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones, but you’re paying…

      • Q says:
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        @Grey: Countered with Prince/Masterson. We shall see. It’s a keeper league, and I like Adam’s chances to age gracefully a bit better.
        Thanks

  203. OaktownSteve says:
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    Coco hurt running into the wall. Looked like either head or right shoulder or both. Gentry is the grab, of course.

    • KarlJ says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Reminds of one of Grey’s famous quotes ” Coco just went snap, crackle, pop”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: who do you like as a SAGNOFer, Gentry or Lake? Looking for bench speed (dead last in this roto cat) in an OBP/SLG league.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          I like Gentry just because he is an excellent base stealer. I think he has a 20+ consecutive safe streak. Lake is 4 for 4 this year, but he was 4 for 8 last year. they seem to get similar pt, but Gentry is going to see a lot more steals per PA in my opinion.

  204. OaktownSteve says:
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    Addison Reed fipping 4.85 going in to today and gave up another run. The Diamondbacks are the worst team in baseball and yet…there he is with 10 saves. I give you FBB.

  205. costaricanchata says:
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    top of the 7th … 2 out
    haren about to leave game (about 100 pitches thrown)
    losing 3 -2 to strasburg , with nobody on base .
    dodgers send justin turner (.176 hitter) to bat for haren .
    might just as well let haren bat , cuz he’s probably better than .176 ,
    and , you can save your justin turner for later in the game , if needed (prolly won’t be ,
    ‘cuz he sucks ) .
    as it played out , turner added to strasburg’s strikeout total .

    most of you guys prolly want to be a fantasy baseballer “expert” .
    me ?
    i still want to be a mlb manager .
    i know that i can do a better job than some managers out there ,
    big-head bochy being no exception .
    (and , yes , he did blow the padres world series chances)

  206. Hoog says:
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    Hutchison is solid all game but always has one bad inning. Really frustrating…

    What side of this trade do you prefer? C. Lee or Anibal and h. Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  207. MB says:
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    Is J Up and Cano an insulting offer for trout?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @MB:

      It’s definitely not insulting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  208. Jay says:
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    Brad Miller or Semien.
    looking to drop one for rasmus

    Gyorko is available but on waivers, I have a late waiver prioity so I’m hoping he makes it through.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  209. Keyser Soze says:
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    Senor Grey – Drop any of CJ Wilson, Haren, Tillman for streamers in a 10 team? Haren just gave up 3ER, 9 baserunners in 6 IP @ WAS… pretty yawnstipating if you ask me!

    Streamers available are guys like Richards, Gee, Kluber, and Quintana.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman…

  210. Max says:
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    Elvis or Dee ROS?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Max:

      Dee.

      • Max says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Thanks Steve. What about Alexei vs Elvis ROS?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Max:

          I just commented on Alexei above, but I think I prefer Elvis. Wash isn’t going to know BABIP from bupkis (much as I love Wash). So when he looks up there and sees Elvis’ average he’s going to assume he’s struggling. But the BABIP on Elvis will correct. And when it does, he’s going to move back up to the two hole because that’s where wash wants him. The main reason to go with Elvis is I don’t think Alexei will duplicate last years steals and the 40 that Elvis should still give you is the most fantasy useful thing that can come of either of the two.

          • Max says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Just read your analysis on Alexi. You lay out a good peripheral case for the BA regression that’s going to happen. Question is does he have his HR swing from the ’08-’11 days back? Not sure what to make of that 11% HR/FB rate. Overall I agree with your conclusion that the 30 or so steals Andrus has left are more fantasy worthy than what Alexei brings to the table

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Max:

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @OaktownSteve:

                yeah you pretty much nailed it. I think my position is there seem to be signs that he might have found the power stroke again, and that there’s precedent for it, so it becomes a possible outcome that should be considered in an evaluation.

                Brings up a frustration for me…I wish I could watch more games. I haven’t seen him enough to add amateur scouting to my amateur sabr.

                I’ve mentioned this before, but I would love to put together a band of thirty here on the site and have an expert on every team. One Razz commenter covering each of the thirty and available to give eyeballs on particular players on request.

                Have you seen much of Alexei?

                • Max says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: Im a Yankee fan only get to see the Chi Sox 2x a year.

                  • Max says:
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                    @Max: I like the idea though. This is my first season reading Razzball. I’m sure theres no shortage of other Yankee fans but I watch 120+ Yankee games a year so I have an amateur scouts watch on them. As far as Alexei is concerned I havent seen any Chi Sox games yet this year (I dont think they’ve been on Nat’l TV).

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @Max:

                      Ok you’re in. We’re employees #1 and #2.

                      I got A’s, you got Yankees.

                      send me an email:

                      oaktownsteve@gmail.com

                      We’ll put a list together and see what we can come up with.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That would be awesome… Get the 30 together! This sounds like the makings of a documentary too…

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Yeah….we could call it 30 for 30!

                    • Max says:
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                      @OaktownSteve: Who does Grey root for? I see from the time difference your on the west coast.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah! I’ll have my trademark attorney register it!

  211. OaktownSteve says:
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    By the way, Gentry is just a really really good baseball player. I don’t know if maybe he might get exposed offensively if he played every day, but he impresses the hell out of me. He’s super fast. Makes excellent contact. Can track it in center. If Coco is out, Gentry is going to give you .275 to .280 and a bunch of runs and steals.

  212. Jay says:
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    ive got both zimmerman and cuddyer on the DL.

    Which one is droppable for Rasmus?

    I only have one DL spot.
    I’m more inclined to drop Cuddyer as I have Adam jones, Jennings, Blackmon, and Bruce (yes he’s on the DL too, but I wouldn’t seriously consider dropping him).
    I also have Hosmer rizzo and Big Ole Boring Fielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  213. SteveNZ says:
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    I can’t wait to start my brand new Cashner AT HOME against the Royals!

    What?

    Oh.

  214. TJ says:
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    Norris or Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: norris has been great, but he most certainly doesn’t play as much as most catchers.

  215. OaktownSteve says:
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    I didn’t realize King Felix had been sick. He’s lost like 15-20 pounds or something. Damn he looks skinny. Didn’t have a K all day. Didn’t have anything behind the ball. When the A’s, who he owns, pound out 11 hits, you know something ain’t right.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @OaktownSteve: that probably explains his over 2 whip. thank god it was that.

  216. I moustache you something says:
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    Hey Grey,Chris Sale and Brandon Phillips for Robinson Canoe and Colby Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  217. OaktownSteve says:
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    Farq is nasty. Who’s it going to be saving it for the A’s Cookie? Gergerson hasn’t been real good. Doolittle went last night but went 1+. Back to Johnson. Damn I was on Cookie a couple weeks ago. Then I convinced myself JJ was going to grab and hold. I just have that sneaky feeling Cook could grab it and keep it.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      It’s Gregerson in the 8th.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        well it would have been cook if he hadn’t just blown his elbow out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Seriously though…it looked bad. Like TJ bad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah… I’m annoyed about Alex Wood right now…

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh, and look at Koehler come in like the The Wolf with a big bottle of bleach to clean up after Ogando yesterday :-)

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      It was the weirdest thing. I was vaguely aware of Koehler as in, I’d seen him in the box scores, assumed he was Marlin garbage, didn’t know a thing about him. Then I was listening to the radio one day and Cishek was asked who was a “sleeper” on the Marlins and he went ape over Tommy. Called him filthy, unhittable…all sorts of stuff. And I was like whaaa? And then over the course of the next couple of days I heard his name brought up a whole bunch of times. He musta put something together this year. Anyhoo, streamed him in one league, hold him in another.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I see now you used him in the FCL. You must have got lucky ;-)

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: i picked him up in 15 teamer last week where my pitching is bottom 3 and whole team is dead last by a good margin. asche too.

  219. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Gregerson. Costs me a Hold in one league and an Abad vulture win in another.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      I haven’t been real impressed with Gregerson. His stuff might play better in the NL West. On the occassions when he has sink on the fastball and he’s down in the zone he’s been effective, but he missed all the time and looks very very hittable to me.

  220. sam says:
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    hosmer/alex gordon/jon lester/marcell ozuna for prince/a. jones/sonny gray?

    you favoring the prince side? is it a decent offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  221. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold Hutchison for his start at home versus LAA or drop for a streamer?

    10 team h2h limited moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually limited moves? Hold

  222. J-Money says:
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    Archer, Liriano, Gee, or Bauer ROS? Pick two, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Liriano

  223. ROBHALLA says:
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    Hey Grey

    Just wanted to get your opinion.Which 2 would you go with ROS

    Cingrani Haren Burnett Beckett Masterson

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani, Masterson

  224. Slojup says:
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    Springer over Pagan ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  225. Clive says:
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    Grey, need some expert advice. I’m in a 10 team keeper league.

    I’m struggling at 3B – been trying to trade for Miggy. Other guy has expressed interest in this trade.

    Cano, A Ramirez, G. Polanco for Miggy.

    Would I be crazy to pass this up?

    Thanks!

    • Clive says:
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      @Clive: Alexei Ramirez that is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Cano

  226. J-FOH says:
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    are you doing player profiles today OTS?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      yep.

      also…daric barton is fucking asshole. Sorry for the profanity on the site, albright. I think we can all agree it’s warranted.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH:

          oof…this one is going to hurt. He was my first over all in the NFBC last year.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @OaktownSteve:

            I’ll post findings below

  227. FillyP says:
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    12t 5×5 H2H keeper

    Fielder + J. Upton for E5 + Wacha ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  228. Ben. says:
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    What side ya want?

    Coco Crisp/Homer Bailey/Jesse Chavez/Tillman vs. Evan Longo/Ike Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • Ben. says:
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        @Grey: How close is it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not very

          • Ben. says:
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            @Grey: Great to know! I just picked up the Longo side and i’m pumped. Previous years I referenced this site and a couple others. Then I finally realized only this site knew what they were doing. This year I only 100% use your site, and it’s paying dividends. Keep it up sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  229. ROBHALLA says:
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    SON loves Masterson vs Twins tmmrw…..

    WHAT SAY U!! LOL

    I love this site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him… Thanks!

  230. Adam says:
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    Hey Grey. In a dynasty auction league, contracts equal, who ya like better? Cingrani or Shelby Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  231. Nightpandas says:
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    A Gordon, Cruz, Singleton

    For

    Segura, Pence

    Which side (keeper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  232. Ron says:
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    I’m being offered either Gio, Wacha OR Samard straight up for Harper in H2H points league.

    My other OF are Trout, Cargo, Jones and Moss

    Should I take this trade regardless of which pitcher it is?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Ron:

      Keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  233. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey Razzballians? Do you have a favorite team IRL? Do you watch a ton of games on TV, live, or listen on the radio. Listen to the local talk radio? Read the newspapers? Are you somewhat sabr friendly? Amateur scout wannabe?

    I’m going to put together an email list of frequent commentors who will be the go to for each of the 30 teams. We’ll be able to be a resource for each other, possibly for other commentors and potentially put together some kind of razzball content.

    If interested, email the team you follow and establish your chops and we’ll see where it goes.

    oaktownsteve@gmail.com

  234. Ron says:
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    Everth is murder to my team so far with a total of 30 points.

    Villar(57pts), Alcides(60pts) and Aybar(77pts) all available.

    Ride it out with Evereth or make a move now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  235. los locos says:
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    Your thoughts of Bogart ROS? I am trying to get him. Trying to deal wheeler for him, but the guy wants someone else.

    My bench guys:
    Brantley
    Gordon
    Napoli
    HIll
    Heyward

    He has, Gee, Salazar, Strailey, Homer on his bench

    its a 10 team keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like him

  236. Ben. says:
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    How would you rank these pitchers?

    Tillman, Jesse Chavez, Danny Salazar, Chris Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Tillman

  237. Hawks Fan says:
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    1o team h2h standard points
    Rostering steamers to cover me while Sale’s on the DL.
    Would you be satisfied with this pitching staff Grey?
    Thanks, love the site. I’m spreading the word about it everywhere.

    Sp.Darvish
    Sp.Eovaldi
    Sp. Minor
    Sp. Cole
    Sp. Chavez
    RP.Garret Richards
    RP. Cishek

    Bench. Sale, Walker, Niese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, I’d be more than satisfied…

  238. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Dom Brown for Rajai Davis? Brown has been hot garbage, and now I have Brantley, Trout and Cutch with Hosmer at util so he’d be bench depth or else I’d just grab another pitcher. Thanks and keep up the good work as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  239. jal179 says:
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    Love the site and NOT telling the doufs in my league about it

    OF help needed

    My Seager + Sonny for his Cespedes + Iwakuma. He’s starting Middlebrooks at 3B.

    If he rejects, would adding in Wilson Ramos be paying too much? I’ve got Wilin DLed and wired Montero at the moment.

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Cespedes… Not too much with Ramos…

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        In other words, not a ridiculous offer… I’m the one that sent it… waiting to hear back…

  240. jal179 says:
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    Prince for Rizzo straight up?

    Sonny for Cespedes straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo…Other trade is fair, depends on needs

  241. tbone2917 says:
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    Two trades, which side you like Grey??

    Chris Davis and Rios for Verlander Gordon Adams

    Puig JJohnson for Verlander Adams

    12 Team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…Puig…

  242. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ll use Chris Davis from last year as a benchmark for this analysis. Last year he hit 45.7% of his balls in the air and cashed 29.6% of all his flyballs for home runs.

    Stanton is at 40.2% and 28.6% respectively this year these numbers are clearly in the realistic range for his career averages. So at these rates, he’s probably not going to hit 50 but he’s tracking to a mid to high 40 rate. With health you should absolutely expect that.

    Last year Davis had a 28.3% LD rate and a 26.6% K rate and he BABIPed .333 and hit .250. Stanton has a 21.8% LD rate, has a 28.6%k rate, is BABIPing .346 and hitting .295. Pretty +easy to piece together that a predictive model is going to say the average and the rate he’s generating counters is going to go down. Not to mention that he’s NL and in a pitchers park in a pitchers division.

    But there is no reason to think he gets hurt. Let’s not project injuries, shall we. The guy is a young stud. He should be healthy.

    So I’ll project 42/80/101/.263/7. He’s not going to hit 60. He’s not going to hit 50 most likely. But he’s going to be a top 12 player I think and I would bet on it.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @OaktownSteve: also that surely looks like the mid-260′s rather than his average being anywhere near what it is now looks about right.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:

        yeah…he ain’t hittin’ no .290+. I almost want to say my mid .260′s is optmistic, but damn he’s announcing his presence with authority (I’m riffing Bull Durham despite me no like that movie…wuzwrongwithme?)

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @OaktownSteve: how do you not like Bull Durham…OK I see how aspects suck but when he gives him the baseball and tells him to throw it at him because he couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat is classic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take those numbers from him in a second… Live with me for a second, on my NL-Only keeper, I have: Carlos Gomez, Stanton, Tulo, Heyward and McCutchen…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        that’s cash money, G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            serious-like. why don’t you tell The J-Hey kid to keep up with the peer pressure in that group and start raking?

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @OaktownSteve: how in the hell did you grab even 2 of those guys (excepting heyward). if it’s 6 team league i could understand 2 of them, but not 4. i have exactly 1 player of that magnitude in my 10 team non-keeper NL only (puig). the 4 of them should have all gone top 15 or better.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, fo’really!

              • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                @Grey: really it could’ve happened if say you drafted it multiple years ago, but even then you’d have had to draft very well.

  243. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    just saw some of Nick’s pre tour tour videos. He makes the smart PR move (but not true) of saying in st.louis that the bar he was at was “full of” Razzballians. He had to shoot the video outside since it was a bar where the waitresses all wore lingerie only (like a much better Hooters). Fausto did show up (Fausto was cool), and brought 2 friends, one of which was a Razzballian, the other i’m not sure about. So 4 total Razzball people were in fact there. The bar itself was pretty busy. Nick’s friend was cool to talk to about fantasy hockey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  244. los locos says:
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    how do you feel about archer?

    how about archer for wheeler, but the owner wants someone else.
    Brantley
    Gordon
    Napoli
    HIll
    Heyward

    other parties bench
    mcann
    zobrist
    granderson
    davis c
    moss
    alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that’s fine

  245. I moustache you something says:
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    Grey,
    Dom Brown is kiiiiiilllliiiinnng me.
    Do I drop him? (12 team, mixed, roto).
    Rasmus, Moss, Ozuna, Garrett Jones…

    Drop or Hold?

    • I moustache you something says:
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      @I moustache you something:

      I meant to say those guys are on the waiver wire…prefer any of those over Dom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  246. I moustache you something says:
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    1B: Rizzo or Abreu ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  247. OaktownSteve says:
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    Albright, thanks for letting me flood the site these last couple days. Gotta head to the airport and get back to the regular routine. Keep drunk and carry on…that’s me motto

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: gotta make sure to do both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, have a safe flight!

    • royce! says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I concur on the motto, and thanks for the good reads!

      • Oaktownsteve says:
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        @royce!:

        You bet bud

  248. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Coco Crisp, Michael Saunders, Danny Espinosa, Kyle Farnsworth.
    get- Michael Cuddyer, Todd Frazier, Danny Farquhar

    MY TEAM
    CA- Castillo. 1B- CDavis (DL). 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Colabello.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Yelich. OF- Saunders. UT- CYoung.
    DL- Calhoun. DL- Rosario
    BN- Espinosa, Blanks, Cron, Ludwick, Moreland, LaMahieu.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Shields.
    RP- Papelbon. RP- Farnsworth.
    P- Cecil. P- Delabar. P- Shaw.
    BN- ESantana, Kennedy, Ross, Meyer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  249. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Got offered his beltre for my puig/Ventura. I’m declining, right? I may counter asking for Kipnis with beltre.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: countered with cespedes pagan for beltre. Will resort to puig Ventura if necessary. Kinda grew a man crush on Ventura though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  250. fungazi says:
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    Arenado almost at 30 streak. Top 5 3B this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  251. Snake Hips says:
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    For the love if Christ… Score 1 run for Cliff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  252. SteveNZ says:
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    So glad I dropped Francisco for some crappy MR or streamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i benched juan F in 15 teamer for asche today, was surprised both started against lefties. if he’s hitting jacks against lefties his value could easily skyrocket.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not nice

  253. sam says:
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    ttrying hard to sell lester, think lester/alex gordon for puig/eovaldi is a good return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  254. nick the dick says:
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    Wheels fell off quick for cliff lee. Edwin looks like he has wrists of fury right now. And adam jones is finally waking up too?! What a lovely evening…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Yup

  255. goodfold2 says:
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    1. jones alert!
    2. frank frank is apparently doing very well for WSOX’s farm team. could be closer in like a month or 2.
    3. if erasmo keeps this up he’ll probably move ahead of maurer and get his job back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones!

  256. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Casual, callous comments about rape are never funny. There is nothing funny at all about rape. Nothing!

    So when someone says something like “E5 is about to rape the American League East”, alluding to some unforeseen, random prediction of how this “E5″ person is about to find some success in a certain Professional American sports league, you should question that person’s ethics, personal compass and moral standing. Either that, or you should BUCKLE UP BABY because E5 IS ABOUT TO RAPE THE AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST!*

    *All apologies to every third character of HBO’s “OZ” who was raped during the filming of that cable program.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: since E5 sounds much more like some sort of storm than a baseball player it may still be iffy whether or not to say that in a normal news venue.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @goodfold2: Heh! Good call…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  257. JT says:
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    Grey-

    Straily is driving me #%$^&*% crazy, so I’m looking for alternatives. Are you buying the success of Henderson Alvarez and Koehler?

    Points league, pick 2 ROS- Alvarez, Koehler, Hutchison, and Straily?

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler, Alvarez

  258. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey I picked up Cecil hope you were serious! LOL Can’t tell sometimes! LOL

    Question for you, what do you think of my staff I’m in 2nd place right now K’s are usually pretty good era and whip have not been good. Am I panicking? Should I stay put or try and trade Rizzo or Polanco for a decent starter? Waiting for Cobb to come back he will help a lot. I’m in 2nd place in a 14 team league 4 games out 5×5 roto mixed league.

    Here’s my staff:

    Cobb-IR
    Archer
    Eovaldi
    Porcello
    Martin Perez
    Ventura
    Salazar
    Lincecum
    Roberto Hernandez
    Morton
    Deduno
    Hunter-RP
    Cecil-RP

    Let me know thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Staff looks decent up top, I’d be concerned about Deduno, Morton and Lincecum…I wouldn’t trade for a big starter though

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks, I’m gonna hold off unless I get a good offer. I put it out there. Don’t wanna panic.

  259. bossmanjunior says:
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    Please rank the top couple streamers. Thanks!

    Hutchison v LAA (8.9)
    Alvarez @SD (5.5)
    Erlin v MIA (16.1)
    Elias v KC (3.5)
    Mejia v PHI (9.8)
    McCarthy @ CHC (6.8)
    Chen v HOU (9.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez, Erlin, Mejia…These are kinda scary

  260. Jay says:
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    Ok seriously…no really. Ok hold it together. Ok ok my choices at second base right now are brad miller or Gordon beckham.

    I SO want to drink the beckham kool aide (btw autocorrect is anti kool aid, six times I had to type it). This could be it like post to the post power hype sleeper. Kool aide anyone? It’s grape.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  261. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    beckham questions
    1. 20 teamer with OPS/double plays him or b.crawford as backup to gyorko. crawford is currently andrus backup.
    2. i just replaced schoop with beckham in 16 teamer H2H. good or no? bench spot
    3. 15 team roto beckham or scooter, i just checking it’s probably scooter. net steals and double plays/ k’s/OPS
    4. beckham or espinosa. net steals and double plays/XBH/k’s/OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Beckham 2. It’s fine 3. Scooter 4. Danny

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: drink that kool aide with me (no homo).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Jay: we don’t have to share the same glass.

  262. Wilsonian says:
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    Of course I dropped Jim Johnson today and he comes in and has a clean save. Looks like he’s back in the closer’s role. Hopefully the rest of my league falls asleep and doesn’t realize it by the time he’s off waivers…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: On a better note, Jones finally figured out he’s supposed to hit that little leather ball with that wooden club. Too bad Fielder has no clue what the hell he’s doing out there.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Seriously re: Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I hate it when I get too antsy. I’ve been trying to be more patient this season. See: Salazar, Danny, and Springer, George. I’ve held on to Jim Johnson once he started the scoreless streak and then cut him loose after last night. It’s a marathon, not a sprint…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  263. Steve says:
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    Please rank ROS..
    Laroche,mourneau,belt
    Looking to trade one
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morneau, Belt

  264. nick the dick says:
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    Me and travis woods first date and he gives me a damn cleveland streamer. Way to ruin that lovely evening. Needless to say I wont be calling him again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  265. Oaktownsteve says:
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    Jones making me look smart (ain’t easy to do). Optimism. Yeah do that. Occam’s razor, babes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  266. McBainus says:
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    At this point, would you trade away Fielder straight up for Abreu, if offered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Oaktownsteve says:
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      @McBainus:

      Hella yea

  267. goodfold2 says:
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    santiago ain’t looking good (still only 2 of those 5 runs earned though). e-jax had his first good start of the year yesterday.
    1. 15 team roto. when anibal comes back who’s the drop stroman or santiago?
    2. same league how would these be ranked (top 3 only really)? e-jax/santiago/kendrick/danks/fausto/erlin/mejia. may go back eventually to 2 bench hitters and 2 extra SP since i’m low on innings (and bottom of league in era/whip)
    3. e-jax vs fausto alone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Santiago 2. Mejia, Fausto 3. Fausto

  268. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    At what point do we stash La Stella? Uggla is done and I’m waiting on the Braves to realize it. Obviously in deeper leagues with a MI slot he should be stashed but in the game of sooner vs later I think sooner wins out. The Braves need a boost and he might be the guy. Dano sure likes him a lot

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      @J-FOH:

      Just a league size depth setting question. They may go pastor icky and tommy d ain’t a diff maker. So if you’re NL only with a roster space and he ain’t gone you grab grab grab. If you 10 team mixed…why we talking about this.

      Most interesting thing on the topic is braves players leaked to beat writer they are over uga

      • Oaktownsteve says:
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        @Oaktownsteve: flight delay. Ima be hammied

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @Oaktownsteve: BTW, nice Koehler stream today. I’ve been watching him but the inconsistent K’s have kept me from pulling the trigger. I was jealous when you nabbed him the other day…well played.

          How do you keep your phone charged all day?

          • Flunkie says:
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            @J-FOH: #mophie

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Flunkie: damn, if you were already drunk when you were planning to deplane, how lit are you gonna be after the delay. if it’s all night you’d best go buy a fif’ and some mixers and a big bag of ice.

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                @goodfold2: wait, not deplane, but plane.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just wrote about him

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: people hate how in sink we are….don’t they know I’m your LA based body guard

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @J-FOH:

          in sink or in tub ?
          lol .

  269. web says:
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    Worth doing this trade?…I give Longoria/Ortiz/Brad Miller…..I get Arenado/Adam Jones/Alexei Ramirez.

    H2h league

    Also would you give Puig to get Stanton straight up?

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      @web:

      Jones > Longo
      Arenado > Ortiz (so far esp if regression police has rabbed Ortiz)
      Ramirez > Miller so far…

      So yes.

      And yes deal Puig for Stant.

      These real offers? I wan’t in….

    • Grey

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      I’d take Jones and Stanton

  270. Gabe says:
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    zack mcAllister or Marcus Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  271. jal179 says:
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    Grey,

    My OF is gunt punching me. I KNOW u hate catcher questions but I’m thinkin I need to get rid of one to help my OF. Wilin DLed, Ramos DLed, starting Montero…

    Wilin for Victorino? I wanna keep Wilin but Joyce and Beltran aint helpin me and Angel Pagan will cool off.

    I feel like I’ll regret dealing Wilin…

    My regrets on the C question…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks sir– my gut said twas a shart idea.

  272. jal179 says:
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    Ian Desmond for Alex Gordon + Calhoun? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

  273. Rondell says:
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    Hi grey,
    Dropping Cody Allen or Trevor Bauer 10 team 5×5, looks like Ax is still in the 9th for now..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  274. booty says:
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    Do I need to worry and roster two catchers with this Weiters thing? Ramos is available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  275. Chris says:
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    who do u like Deduno or Arrieta? I picked up Deduno should I drop him for Arrieta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, don’t like either

  276. Flunkie says:
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    ok to drop Cron for Singleton if it’s for a bench spot? don’t wanna be that guy twice in a row since I dropped Blackmon after his 2 day lull/sitting/ not mashing the ball week 3

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Flunkie: I’d give cron another week

  277. John says:
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    This already discussed, is Alex wood really getting pushed from rotation or this the well we think makes sense and we can save alex’s arm but he will be back in like 2 starts cause we are dumb??

  278. Royal flush says:
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    Trades

    Rizzo for baily

    Cruz for darvish

    Thanks

  279. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    If Sale needs a rehab start, and the timeframe in which he’ll make a rehab start coincides with a series against the Astros, does a start versus the Astros count as a rehab start?

    More seriously, my 10 team mixed lineup has been terrible. I’ve had one day with more than 5 RBI in 3 weeks. My 20 team lineup, with 9 hitting spots instead of 13, has 11 such games. I literally do not understand how this is happening.

  280. jal179 says:
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    Why Prince?

    Too much White Castle?

    Too much Texas toast?

    MULLIGAN HAS BEEN CALLED!!! Never again will his dimply ass land on my squad.

  281. Deebo says:
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    One more

    Salazar vs archer ROS

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Deebo: salazar

  282. desert_heat says:
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    H2H
    WRosario, MKemp, PFieder for BHarper and MScherzer

  283. frankgrimes says:
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    would you take a chance on any of these next week?
    Straily vs white sox and @cle
    Koehler @lad @sf
    Lyons vs cubs vs Atl
    vonglesong vs Atl vs Mia
    going to drop Robbie Ray and prolly Bauer for 2 of em need points and a damn win

    • J-FOH says:
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      @frankgrimes: Koehler for sure

  284. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    grey out these pitchers who would you move if you had to move one
    kershaw, bum, tehern, g cole, evoldi, kasmir

  285. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    either of quintana or koehler or kuechel over hutchison currently?

  286. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    grey how much better in your opinion is evoldi than shelby miller?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Tony Cingrani’s Ego: evoo is a 3 at this point and Miller is looking like a four

  287. tbone2917 says:
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    Just got offered Puig/Lawrie for my Gordon/Longoria

  288. Booty says:
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    DomBrown, Aoki, Springer, Ozuna, or Fowler?

  289. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Regarding Jayson Werth being a spry 34-year-old, it’s because he grew up in the Dodgers org, not the Phils.

  290. Robert Loggia says:
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    Great writing! Thanks and keep it up!

    I”d like your thoughts on this:
    10 Team 14×14 keeper…
    Picked up Ozuna to cover while Hamilton and Bruce are on the shelf. Pedroia’s my 2B, but I like a good backup. So, I traded Phillips and Butler for Marte and B Miller. Miller is also backing up HanRam and Andrus at SS, and I’ve got XanBo backing up Miggy and sometimes Beltre if one isn’t acting as Util. Miggy also backs up AGonz sometimes, or Mauer does it if he has to, and I’ll slide Gomes in at backstop. It’s a tangled web, I know. Anyway, I’d like to add Lawrie, but would you drop Miller or Xander to do it?

    I suppose I could drop a pitcher instead. My staff is strong with Kershaw, Waino, Zimm, Cole, Miller, Cashner, Eovaldi, Latos, and Harvey on the DL. Also good closers in Jansen, Kimbrel, Nathan, and Reed. I just picked up Chavez and Shaw (on the off-chance he turns closer).

    Should I just dump Shaw to get Lawrie. While I’m at it, Juan Francisco is available. Should I grab both Lawrie and Juan and drop Chavez and Shaw, or would you drop either Miller or XanBo instead of Chavez? Or would you leave Lawrie and JuanFran to the other wolves?

  291. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    would you rather have adam dunn, juan francisco, or smoak?

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