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I got the sense from comments and other non-scientific criteria that people were looking to get a feel for Trevor Bauer.  Or at least get their grubby little hands on him.  I did say to buy him back in April and again in May, but who can remember that far; I can barely remember how this sentence started.  With a preposition?  I don’t know, let’s forget the whole thing and have a pina colada!  What, you don’t like coladas?  How about dancing in the rain?  Not into YoGa?  Yeah, his ERA is shizz.  Let’s see what Scott, our prospect writer (his actual last name), said in the past about Bauer, “Bauer profiles as a top-of-the-rotation starter with an upper 90s fastball and a devastating curve.  But all I keep thinking about is what Grey would taste like slathered in teriyaki sauce.”  Huh?  Not sure how that slipped through my strict editorial process.  In the past, I said about Trevor, “Bauer & Skaggs opened for Big & Rich.”  Well, that wasn’t the best quote from me.  Shoot me!  Now, you just shot your computer screen.  You’re silly!  On our preseason top 25 fantasy baseball prospect post, the only pitchers above him were Moore and Darvish.  Okay, Moore’s had some struggles, but those two names give you an idea of how valuable Bauer could be.  He’s blown through the minors about as good as anyone.  Right now, he’s sporting a 11+ K-rate and a low-2 ERA between Double and Triple-A.  The only concern for him is his walk rate (over 4), but he has the Ks to make up for it.  He looks like the pitching version of the hitters the Diamondhacks are famous for.  High Ks, crazy upside, might call crap on a table a Pu-Pu platter.  In 2012, I’ll give him the line of 7-5/3.60/1.30/100 in 90 innings, but there’s obviously room for huge upside (and risk of some downside (though the Ks will be good (how many parentheses am I inside of here (Anyone? A little help getting out?  Okay, here goes nothing.)))).  I’d pick him up in all leagues right now.  Did I stutter?  Now!  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

PSYCHE!  Before we hit the ol’ Buy column, this is your last reminder to enter the contest to win the free TV.  Honestly, I’m kinda surprised how many times I gotta mention it.  What, you people don’t want wonderful?  Anyway II, here’s the players to Buy or Sell:

BUY

Ryan Theriot – There’s a riot going on.  The smallest kind of riot.  Like a world championship celebration in Lichtenstein.

Andrelton Simmons – His name seems like a poor compromise between his parents.  “I want Andre!”  “You pushed him in, I’m pushing him out and I want Carlton!”  There’s nothing that says he should perform well enough to be owned in mixed leagues.  He’s raw.  Has gap power.  Solid speed.  Enjoys staccato sentences.  If you need to take a flyer for upside because some other guys aren’t working or no one you put at shortstop is working, then grab him.

Zack Cozart – He’s been more valuable than Howie Kendrick.  This might just be an indictment on Kendrick.

Steve Lombardozzi – Someone elsewhere on the Razzball campus — specifically in our fantasy baseball forums — asked what Lombardozzi’s season numbers would look like.  I said 7-10 homers and 17 steals.  They said it sounds like what Miggy’s non-alcoholic brother, Melky, has left.  I said, yeah.  Riveting convo, huh?  Kinda like when your girlfriend texts you to bring home cereal and you say yeah, then purposely drive your car into a tree.  Lombardozzi is a solid middle infidel as long as he’s leading off every game.

Salvador Perez – The Royals have played sans Salvador for over two months.  He’s not going to be anyone’s ‘Holy Saviour,’ but if you got a hole in your deep league and are a saveur for sleeper catchers, I’d take a flyer, especially if there were coupons for fro-yo on the other side of the flyer.

Hank Conger – I figured out a great mnemonic for remembering this guy.  Hank Moody is a character by David Duchovny and he likes to have sex like a monkey and monkeys are found in the Congo.  Or you could just remember Hank Conger, it’s only three syllables.  Outside of 2 catcher leagues, I’d stay away from the Congo.  I mean, I’d stay away from Duchovny.  No, that’s not right either.  You know who I mean!

Ty Wigginton – He feels like the deputy that Clapton couldn’t shoot.  I think when Wiggy retires we’re gonna have to retire the Buy/Sell column.  Or maybe just call it something else.  How’s Buy/Bye?  Too confusing?

Jordan Pacheco – All he does is get hits!  Seriously, that’s it.  No power, no speed.  Hits.  Boom.  Bit.

Lonnie Chisenhall – He has power to get to 20 homers over the whole season with some real light speed.  So prorate that to 15 long balls, which sounds like Lance Armstrong standing with 7 elderly men.

David Cooper – He’s been hitting the cover off the ball, which is different than George “The Animal” Steele chewing the cover off the ball.  Cooper’s got solid power, but he looks like a short-term play while Vlad the Impala gets his wheels right.

Michael Saunders – A buncha these doodes are week or two adds.  Saunders is on pace for a 18/25 season while batting in the .270’s.  Let’s see who he’s better than on the ol’ Fantasy Baseball Player Rater —  Shin-Soo Choo, Alex Rios, Justin Upton, Ichiro, Did I say Justin Upton?  Yes, I did., Luke Scott, Howie Kendrick, Colby Rasmus… Basically, anyone not named… Okay, there’s about 130 names before him still, but he’s been valuable.

Elian Herrera – Right now, I’m picturing Rudy in a white sports jacket, singing “Easy Lover” while a big-haired 80’s runway model shines his patent leather shoe.  He’s only wearing one shoe because this is a weird 80’s music video that doesn’t make any sense.  Suddenly, coming outta of his mouth is an animated boat where he’s the captain and he’s reading the newspaper, smoking a pipe.  What’s he reading about?  The next players to pick up.  He’s reading it two days before you.  He owns just about all of these Buy guys before they’re blipping on the radar.  Elian is mostly a steals guy, but he’s been playing and hitting.

Norichika Aoki – The Brewers leadoff man is a light-hitting, hustle machine.  Coincidentally, Norichika is the Japanese version of boom chicka boom.  If you’re ever by yourself in a karaoke bar late at night in Tokyo and you hear Norichika, there’s a good chance you’re on the set of a porn movie and that’s not a microphone.

Colby Rasmus – He’s still riding his Creepertude.

Drew Hutchison – Has managed to maintain higher than replacement value so far – an achievement since he skipped AAA.  His K/9 (~7) and BB/9 (~3) are solid if not spectacular – his minor league stats don’t hint at much more upside at least for this year.  Solid for deep league – consider for shallow leagues if he’s got an advantageous matchup.  Hopefully, he stays in MLB versus hopping over to the NFL like Chad Hutchison and Drew Henson.  That said, I’d much rather have Bo Sanders on my roster.

Alexi Ogando – Scroll down to the last post for all your Ogando moving into the rotation news.  You’ll be saying, Domo Arigato, Mr. Ogando.

Kris Medlen – The flat-billed pitchypus is only a few weeks away and he just threw five shutout innings in Triple-A.  Giddy up!

Trevor Cahill – Like Marvin in Pulp Fiction, it kinda blew my mind when I saw Cahill was only owned in 16% of ESPN leagues.  He has a 3.45 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  To compare him to another pitcher who won’t illicit any groans, look at Mat Latos.

SELL

Brandon Beachy – He’s number one in the major leagues in ERA by a sizable margin.  This is with him losing more than three Ks per nine inning.  I just did a double take that caused my swivel chair to spin around and now I’m typing this with my back to the computer.  If dropping 3 Ks per nine and having the lowest ERA in the majors sounds kosher to you, I got matzoh-breaded pork for you to eat.  His fastball speed is down, he’s throwing it more and he’s not fooling anywhere near the same amount of hitters.  So how’s he doing it?  A BABIP that looks abnormal like those cylinder hamburgers that rotate at 7-11.  To nerdify Shakira, BABIPs don’t lie, and right now his BABIP has his ERA and WHIP at a subterranean level.  Once his luck reverts, the tide will rise and in will come the runs polluting Beachy like at the Jersey shore.  I wouldn’t trade him for a box of Triscuits but I’d explore options.

From Around The Web

  1. JustMatt says:
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    You were 4 minutes late posting this…do you realize how many times I had to click refresh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JustMatt, My bad…

  2. LT says:
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    Would you drop Ricki Weeks for The Riot or Herrera ROS H2H 12 team league — if so which one — thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Theriot

  3. JustMatt says:
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    MI – Theriot, Simmons or Lombardozzi

    C – Conger or Barajas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons… Conger…

  4. Grey's da man! says:
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    For the next week or so please rank:
    JD martinez, Parra, Saunders, Chisenhall, Wigginton

    Also, I have Vicidieo in one league, currently have him benched while he is in his slump. Worth stashing on the bench (have 7 bench slots overall) or drop him for something like mentioned above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders, Chisenhall, Wiggy… You can lose him…

  5. Ray says:
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    Rickie Weeks is draining my will to live. Drop him for Aaron Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  6. Ronkonkoma says:
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    So by writing about simmons before cozart say you like simmons more? 10team H2H points league

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Simmons it’s a bit more intriguing but I think Cozart will give better numbers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And, no, the order means nothing…

  7. Tim says:
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    Got Beachy very cheap in a dynasty league that is very pitcher heavy. I expect regression from him but he still seems pretty legit. Think he’s above average longer-term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do think he’s above average long term…

  8. CT Old School says:
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    What would you trade for a box of Triscuits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheat thins…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @CT Old School, A couple of drops of partially hydrogenated something or other is the only thing seperating Triscuits from dried out cardboard. They are one of the most vile foodish substances known to man. That being said, I’d trade Luke Hochevar for a box that has been opened for six months and periodically rummaged through by a leper with poor hygene.

  9. Matt2 says:
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    If I need a SS to back up Gordon who will produce numbers, of the ones you mentioned, who is my best option? I grabbed The Riot this morning, but is he the best option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Simmons…

  10. FD says:
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    Beachy is totally gonna get bombed v. Tor tonight, thanks for the jinx Grey!

    • FD says:
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      @FD, Also, Goldshizz or Morales ROS? close?

      Seems like Kendrys is finding a grooooove

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Close… Morales…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry!

    • @FD, Nah, gotta bet on SPs during interleague play. It’s like betting on brothels during Fleet Week.

  11. Mookie wilson says:
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    Do you see any of Cahill, Samardzija or Kuroda droppable for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kurosawa

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Ha! I’m going to need to drop a bunch of guys in order to add Seven Samurai.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He made mad films…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn autocorrect… Kuroda

      • Mookie wilson says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Obviously Kurosawa would not be droppable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never!

  12. Dan Pants

    blairtch says:
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    Heyo Grey! Howie Kendrick is killing me at second. Drop him for The riot? (Neil Walker is also on waivers). Or should I stick with Howie a little longer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stick with Kendrick…

  13. Joel says:
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    Beachy is Pinero circa two or three years ago.

    I drafted him so I can’t complain, but no one is going to give me anything for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you’re all right in a keeper…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops… Misunderstood… Thought you meant you drafted him two years ago…

  14. Salty Balty says:
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    I think you need to update your closer rankings: went to dinner with the fiance last night and she ordered a $16 poached pear salad. I thought of your closer rankings and laughed, my fiance asked what I was laughing about and I attempted to explain. This resulted in a blank stare that suggested nothing but second thoughts. I decided to reveal my super sweet collections of Magic cards and pogs on another occassion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, gotta keep those things to yourself…

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey, @Salty Balty

        My wife says things like, “Yay for your fantasy baseball team!” unironically. Then she provides me with Sunkist and orange slices.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now I know why you married her!

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey, Not to mention the midget porn.

        Definite “keep to oneself” activity.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, sir…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Salty Balty, You’d think the fact that the pears were stolen would have kept the cost down.

  15. Have YOU actually given up on a few of our MI preseason faves in Kendrick, Alexi, and to a lesser extent Weeks? How could Howie have done us so wrong?! Perhaps the Pujols resurgence might awaken his will to hit. Can we expect the standard Alexi second half? If Theriot, Cozart and Simmons were available, who might you swap from thst list of disapointment? Thanks & happy weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t switch any of those guys for any of the disappointments… I think Alexei can have his usual 2nd half, yeah… Have a good weekend too!

  16. Horse says:
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    Great GJ RC reference. Unfortunately had a stack of them too. Had to get out my calculator to confirm the Lance reference. The math worked and got a good laugh.

    Back to GJ RC, if I remember that card held its value for a few years. For Razballers in non-keeper leagues should we try to grab some of these guys on the cheap? Any sense if guys like this tend to perform for an entire season? I saw someone in a previous post say a $40 Melky could be had for $10.

    Sorry for the long post but last question. I need a bit of depth.

    Give Gio / Adam Jones

    Get Felix / Freeman / Posey / J. Upton

    or

    Get Cueto / Santana / Freeman / Posey / J. Upton

    Do both work? Which is preferred. Think Cueto and Santana might be GJ rookies this year.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re paying for Jefferies…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take F-Her and Upton…

  17. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto, 2 catcher league:

    Flores, Perez, or Conger?

    Or tomato/tomahto/t’mayda (as my dad pronounces it)?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez… Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Yup…

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey, Did you go to Hackensack High School? I work at the hospital right next door and there was a big student walkout the other day to protest… whatever the hell it is that high school kids care about these days.

            I’m sure you’re dying to hear more about what’s going on in Hackensack, NJ. Like how the police chief was convicted on charges of misconduct and insurance fraud. Or the guy who is suing the county police for $17 million because he was shot by a cop after a botched robbery attempt.

  18. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Jose Reyes for Beachy/Cozart. Reyes….by a country mile, no? Or does this seem fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes… It’s fair…

  19. LVHawk says:
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    What SPs would you target if you were shopping Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A number one…

  20. TheNewGuy says:
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    S Perez or Goddoumit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doumit

  21. frank rizzo says:
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    I get pretty nervous when one of my guys is in your Sell department. I’ve just offered a guy my M Young/Beachy for his Kipnis/Wainwright. I’m not sure it’s fair, or if it’s good for me, or if he’d ever even be interested. I panicked after reading the Beachy Sell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fair…

      • frank rizzo says:
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        @Grey, what I’m looking for is “Looks fair and I want the Kipnis side”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @frank rizzo, I’m not going to go that far…

          • frank rizzo says:
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            @Grey, you hurt me with your words.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My words are meant to nurture…

  22. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    I have Aramis and seager w 3rd base elig, and tex at 1b. I have Panda coming off DL. I’ve been offered Des Jennings (1 year keeper) and Vargas for Panda (1 year keeper) and Yu (2 year keeper). What do you think? is DES worth that price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth the price…

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey, in that scenario, would u do Panda and Yu for Des and Szamardja?

  23. Joel says:
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    In above post, I’d be playinfg Des everyday in my UT position. This is a 6×6 h2h league. For some reason, i’m liking Des WAY more than panda…

  24. JDub says:
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    Do you like Cozart over Ian Desmond going forwards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Desmond…

  25. Lisa says:
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    Grey:
    I’m lacking runs, sbs, and generally my hitting is bad. I’ve been offered the choice of Youkilis, Craig, or K. Morales plus DeAza for Ortiz. Should I take the trade and which one of the first 3 would you pick along with DeAza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s risky, but if you need to take the risk… Craig and De Aza…

  26. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Drop Doubront for Bauer?

  27. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:
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    Geez, I really thought everyone was high on Beachy breaking out this year. I thought he was a sexy name on draft day. Reading the comments though, it appears maybe not so much. Maybe that’s why the guy in dead last in my league keeps rejecting my Lowrie and Beachy for his Starlin Castro trade.

    Think Beachy & Pablo could land Votto or Swiggy? Or is that just a pipe dream?

    Beachy & Bruce for Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Swiggy or Votto… Don’t think it happens but worth a shot…

    • MattTruss

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      @MattTruss223, meant to say he’s dead last in ERA and WHIP

  28. TheNewGuy says:
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    Middlebrooks or Chisenhall?

    I love Mid as a player its just the playing time issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall

  29. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Beachy/BJ for Cain, which side? Or i can try subbing Price or Weaver for Cain to sell high on Beachy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Try for Weaver…

  30. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Medlen worth owning over Teheran in re-drafts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Yup

  31. aj says:
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    13 team keeper league…trout or Tex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Trout

  32. aj says:
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    Chisenhall or Todd Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Chisenhall

  33. Tom Thumb says:
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    1. No live for Wilin Rosario? He has been awesome for me while Santana has been so crappy (first year drafting a catcher so early but he slipped and has 1B eligibility and it is a keeper)
    2. What to do with Jupton? Hate to sell since I’ve been through all his crappy games but I’m already pissed a traded a homeless Giancarlo for him and if he turns it around I don’t think many guys will be better. Try to sell based on name or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom Thumb, 1. He’s at the top of the 7 day player rater last I checked… I own him in two leagues… I liked him since the preseason… 2. Depends what you’re selling him for…

  34. Alex says:
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    Please rank these stream starts for this afternoon….looking for QS/W more than Ks/ratios.

    Wood @ MIN
    Eovaldi @ SEA
    Drabek @ ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Drabek

  35. Eddie says:
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    Grey,

    No joke, I think I look forward to Buy/Sell more than just about anything else in my work week. It’s not just valuable info, it signals that the weekend has arrived. Thanks for making my day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, No problem!

  36. GTS says:
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    Which side? Lincecum/Beachy/Adams or Gio/CC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GTS, Gio

  37. Bombo Rivera says:
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    I need to play two of these three guys:

    BJ @ MIA (Nolasco, Zambrano, Anibal)
    Duda @ NYY (Kuroda, Hughes, Pettitte)
    Quentin @ MIL (Marcum, Fiers, Gallardo)

    Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not BJ…

  38. WhineSpritzer says:
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    What numbers do you envision Medlen posting ROS, ERA/Whip-wise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3.50/1.25, but there’s upside for more…

  39. Derrick says:
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    Got offered Lester for Smardjza and Reddick?

    Accept it? Standard, 10 man , H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lester…

  40. Steve says:
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    Is Medlen worth a pickup in the ol’ 12 team H2H? As you may recall, my A-Ram/KJ for Hudson/Paulino has left me a bit short of pitching…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him…

  41. Sam says:
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    Bauer or Cahill?

    Saunders over Frenchy or Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill… Hold for now…

  42. Heyward Bound says:
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    @ Grey

    Need a little advice again my man. I’m hurting at SP–have the option for both of these trades, which you like better?

    1) My: Beltre, Casilla, Cahill
    For: Holliday, Peavy

    2) My: Beltre, Casilla
    For: Lee OR C.C.

    I can move Miggy to 3B and LaRoche (bench) to 1B. What you think? Thanks ahead of time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lee but depends what you need…

  43. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    What’s the status on Paulino?

    Norris, Burnett, Milone, Ogando, Masterson, Nurse, Hughes all available on the waiver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Norris…

  44. Mzyptlk says:
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    Offering Beachy & ARod for J Weaver and Melky….thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… I’d take Beachy…

  45. WhineSpritzer says:
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    CI start today: Smoak, Frazier, Chris Johnson?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Disregard. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier…

  46. JB says:
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    Grey,

    Deep league and my offense is a mess due to injuries and general suckness:

    1. I have Aybar and Hill at SS and MI. Do I replace either (or both) with Theriot, Simmons, Lombardozzi or Herrera?

    2. Rank for the rest of year – Presley, Aoki and Mayberry (ug)

    3. Better bench pick up – Hultzen or Medlen (I already have Bauer)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB, 1. Simmons over Aybar…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB, 2. You ranked them 3. Medlen

  47. Dr. Phil says:
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    Worth dropping McCarthy for Bauer?

    Names on the waiver for context: Nolasco,Masterson,Zito,Paulino,Colon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Phil, Sure

  48. Hola grey –

    Lovely sunny day here in LA. Time to skip outta work early and head to Barneys for some afternoon games and tequila. Today’s choice – a lovely Milagro – reserved anejo….

    Just want to send a little shout out to you and Rudy for keeping your posts fresh, witty and full of valuable insight. Gracias, amigos. Keep up great work.

    14 team, mixed, redraft 6×6 (ops, holds) league

    #1- How would you rank these CI guys for ROS:
    Chisenhall
    Ike Davis
    Fatty Adams
    Nolan Arenado
    Adam Lind

    #2 – How would you rank these SP / SP prospects for 2012, assuming all called up shortly:

    Hultzen
    Peacock
    Eovaldi
    Minor
    Happ
    Skaggs

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Burro, I’m in Palm Springs where it’s hot as dog balls… No problem… 1. Chisenhall, Adams, Davis… 2. Hultzen, Skaggs, Peacock, Eovaldi… That’s assuming they’re called up shortly, which I don’t think is the case…

      • @Grey,
        Funny, was at the Riviera a few weeks ago. Shit show on Saturdays. Enjoy, if thats where you are…

        Chisenhall and Hultzen, got it. You think Hultzen gets brought up soon? I dont think hes got much left to prove at AA…

  49. Tobin Lewis says:
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    A better spec add: Oswalt or Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tobin Lewis, Oswalt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, Ha!

  50. Ethan Stein says:
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    What starting pitchers would you trade Beachy for? I just parted ways with Sale after last week, so I can’t lose too many pitchers.

    • chunk says:
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      @Ethan Stein, Whatd you get for sale? Just curious….

      • Ethan Stein says:
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        @chunk, Hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ethan Stein, Number ones only…

  51. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, Who do you like tomorrow?

    Fiers vs. SD or Hutchison @ Atl

    Gotta go with anyone against SD, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Fiers… Yup…

  52. Wilsonian says:
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    Just dealt Latos for Krispie. Thoughts?

    Also, would you lose anyone out of this rotation to stash Bauer or Medlin (ignore the obvious no drops):

    Bum, Stras, Peavy, Lester, Moore, Norris, Hanrahan, Soriano, Reed, Wilhelmsen?

    W, L, Sv, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks/9

    8 Team H2H Keeper (keep 5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I like it… Norris for Bauer…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, thanks for the words of approval.

        Would you rather roll with 3 closers and lose Wilhelmsen and hang on to Norris (with Bauer sucking up a roster spot) if I have Storen and Doc on the DL? Or do you think Norris is still the drop?

  53. chunk says:
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    Trade Sale for Lester? 1500 innings points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Yup

  54. C.O.C. says:
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    Thought I might see D. Brown as a Buy this week. Any word on a timetable for his call up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C.O.C., Nothing from what I’ve heard… Amaro doesn’t seem to like him…

  55. Pokey Reese says:
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    Trevor Bauer or Max “Graces” Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pokey Reese, Bauer

      • Pokey Reese says:
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        @Grey,

        I’m in a real sticky pickle though. Should I play Scherzer this week (Col and @CHC) and hope Bauer is still available after the start of the first game on monday or should I cut Scherzer for Bauer now and start Daniel Hudson (@Texas) next week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cut Scherzer now…

  56. jaw says:
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    10 team h2h 5×5 – trade latos and parker for lincecum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Sure, worth a shot…

  57. Chomp Samba says:
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    I’d like to slot Allen Craig out of 1B into an OF spot. I have Rizzo marinating in the minors. Who is the better 1B Band Aid until he gets promoted? Fatt Adams or David Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chomp Samba, Adams

  58. TheNewGuy says:
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    Been offered Aceves for Kemp!!!

    Only got 2 closers but its a H2H, no brainer right??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Take it

    • Prezii says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Kemp is bein sold for a bag of cheese lately..

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Prezii, He bailed on it before I could accept….and I wrote it wrong id be getting Kemp obv.

        Man…

        • Prezii says:
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          @TheNewGuy, yeah i didnt think you were that excited over getting aceves… Lol that sux tho.. sweeten it up a little, he’ll prolly budge.. he must want to get rid of em if hes tradin str8 up for a bum!!

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Prezii, lol yeah , he emailed me he wants closers thats the thing. Sure I can negotiate something. #toogoodtobetrue

  59. Prezii says:
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    After the game last night they pied both Aoki and his translater! Classic….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, That’s awesome!

  60. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Somebody offered me Justin upton for peavy today :) what pitchers are
    Good to target if we are trying to trade beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez, I’d take Upton… A number one SP for Beachy… F-Her or Weaver could be a buy low…

  61. kingadrock says:
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    12 team league.. who to drop for bauer… morneau, goldschmidt, dayan viciedo, or jarrod parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kingadrock, Viciedo

  62. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Oversight: 38 Studios’ assets need to be listed in the “Sell” section.

    There’s more to my thoughts on this in your Inbox, if you dare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Ha… Okay, will look now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I read it, pretty strong stuff… I don’t think it’s right for our sitek, but I’m letting Rudy read it and if he thinks our readers would enjoy it, I’ll post it… Will let you know what he thinks… My gut is saying he’s probably going to agree with me…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, and I agree with both of you. Too disgusted by the situation to find much funny about it, but it lacks the Razzball tone without any. No worries.

  63. later tater says:
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    hey grey

    need a streamer for tomorrow

    need a win, all other factors irrelevant

    best fa’s are moore vargas worley masterson parker gee and dice k

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, Moore

  64. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Is Beachy/BJ for Weaver just fair or is there a clear winner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, It’s just fair… If Weaver was healthy, I’d want Weaver… He could be though and reports are saying he’s fine for his first start, but players say they’re healthy all the time and they’re not… Beachy for Weaver straight up I’d do without hesitation…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Gotcha. Thats why i thought i would try for Cain first. But i like Weaver a lot more. And Price is in the AL East, ill pass. Mainly im trying to get rid of both BJ and Beachy. BJ is on my bench most of the time, Trout plays in my UTIL slot everyday. Pursue the deal for Weaver or stand pat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try for Weaver…

  65. Wilsonian says:
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    Back to my question from above.

    Would you lose anyone out of this rotation to stash Bauer or Medlin (ignore the obvious no drops):

    Bum, Stras, Peavy, Lester, Moore, Norris, Hanrahan, Soriano, Reed, Wilhelmsen?

    W, L, Sv, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks/9

    8 Team H2H Keeper (keep 5)

    You said drop Norris for Bauer.

    Would you rather roll with 3 closers and lose Wilhelmsen and hang on to Norris (with Bauer sucking up a roster spot) if I have Storen and Doc on the DL? Or do you think Norris is still the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose Wilhelmsen…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. I don’t expect Wilhelmsen to roll with the gig all year. And I don’t mind having my 3 closers for now. I’ve actually won the last two weeks with only 3.

  66. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    hi Grey,

    True or False
    It is a dumb idea to start R.Vogelsong at Texas tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him…

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Grey, Much obliged. Let’s hope for the best.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so… Fingers crossed…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, That doesn’t really answer his question………….Boomtish!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re hanging our balls out there together… It’s better than just telling him to start him…

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Grey, I’m having the same kinda year, hanging balls and all……….

  67. bean says:
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    Going to catch you before the weekend……….

    Sushi Buffet Lincecum again Sunday vs. Texas and Rocky Mountain High ERA Friedrich at home vs. the Angels

    Both scare me like a pregnancy test but do you have the ammo to convince me to start either of them Sunday?

    Thanks and Happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No reason to start either… Have a good weekend!

  68. royce! says:
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    Smoak, Chisenhall, or Rosario as UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall…

  69. BigFatHippo says:
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    Speaking of hanging balls…Hanson vs. Toronto tomorrow? Sit him right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d sit him in most leagues…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, Thought so, thanks

  70. bean says:
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    Any doubt Carlos Quentin is on his way out after sitting out? The guy destroys the ball and then squats on the bench. This is either a pending positive steroids test or he is off to mash for a contender.

    Padres will not tolerate HRs at Petco!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he sitting again tonight?

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, Rotoinfo has him in the lineup. Q is like Drago, “whatever he hits, he destroys.”

        …Which I guess would mean he’s juiced. I don’t really think he is, he’s just plain big. Not like he’s never mashed before.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Nice… Yeah, he’s probably a juicer but whatever…

  71. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    just finished the pod-cast .
    (skipped the rap) .
    you’re projecting oswalt for a 3.50-3.75 e.r.a. !??

    you’re out your freakin’ gourd !
    what was it that made you say that ?
    separation anxiety from Rudy ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wrote that two weeks ago… Wasn’t crazy then?

  72. Smell The Glove says:
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    Need help in infield due to injuries, choose 2 of 3. Goldschmid, C.Davis, Middlebrooks. Luckily have access to all three while longoria was nursing his hammy but need the hot and long term options to consider as getting ready to bail on one of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Goldy

  73. Prezii says:
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    I know it wouldnt be wise cuz he’ll most likely turn it around… But ben mendoza over here is killin me… Am i better off movin craig to 2B and pickin up sum1 whos batting over .200? I got zorilla off waivers and im thinkin thats where he belongs right now..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who that pick up is…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, morneau is my best bet i think.. I could pick fadams up for the 3rd time? Infante? Rasmus? Ehh…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rasmus

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, okay good sir im makin the move! Im gonna have lawrie/rasmus… Prince/miggy… Trout/trumbo.. haha thats like my whole team on 3 clubs! But its not that bad… Peace 1, Zorbz!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Zobrist out

  74. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    8 team H2H.

    With Stubbs and Cespedes questionable for next week, please rank the following:

    Pagan, Wigginton, Viciedo, L Scott, Goldschmidt, LaHair, G Blanco, A Soriano, Smoak

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Pagan, Wiggy…

  75. later tater says:
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    grey, as always thanks for the advice

    good luck cooling off those dog balls

    i think i’m going to take a flier on bauer

    have to drop one: swisher, cuddyer or bonfiacio

    drop boneface, right? (hate to get no value, but who would trade anything for him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Bonifacio… Thanks!

  76. Wake Up says:
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    Congrats on the no-no Johan…

    signed,
    B2B2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…

  77. Steve says:
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    Gah. Latos sonavabenching going on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mind seeing a decent game on my bench from him, but it’s still early…

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, thanks for jinxing him, friend! I’m now losing 1-12, most due to being screwed by Dickey. Rimshot! Eww…

  78. nightpandas says:
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    drop Bailey, Viciedo or JD Mart for Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  79. Mdgross says:
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    Regarding Chisenhall, is that light speed as in not-very-fast or speed-of-light fast?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not very fast…

  80. sos says:
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    In a 14 team salary cap dynasty league, I’ve been offered a $6 kendry for an $8 belt and a $1 reimold. Kendry and Belt can be kept for 3 years and reimold for 2. So which side, Kendry(3) or Belt(3)/Remiold(2)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kendrys…

  81. Adam says:
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    Would u start samardzia tommorrow against Diamond at Minn?
    Getting killed in ERa and WHIP..thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d start him…

  82. royce! says:
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    There’s a video ad right below the rotoinfo thing on the right of the page for something- I think a cologne- called “Sport Emotions.” Based on being a Seattle and San Diego sports fan, I’m wondering what despair, failure, and disappointment smell like. Salt, stale beer, and ill-advised nachos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you smell desperation? You can now!

  83. Ryan says:
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    Would u stream vargas against Kershaw ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am…

  84. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Need a streamer for tomorrow…

    Hutch @ Atlanta, Hughes v. Nym, Diamond v. Cubs, cashner @ mil, fiers v. SD, Feldman @ SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  85. Steve says:
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    Trade Beachy for Betancourt and Brett Myers?

    • Steve says:
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      It is a 10 team mixed league and Dickey is on waivers. He could take Beachy’s place on my team potentially.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  86. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Thanks for getting in Beachy’s head. 108 pitches to get through 5 innings? 8 base runners? 5 walks? Dubya the F, man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My bad!

  87. Giant JJ says:
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    I was offered Trumbo for Ryan Zimmerman. No way right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trumbo…

  88. B.o.B says:
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    What you think of this trade?

    Joey Bats for Trout and Papelbon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bautista…

  89. Herschel says:
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    What’s with evercab owning marcum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta pay the fare…

  90. Steve says:
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    Wow. The guy who took D Hudson and Paulino off me is probably feeling even worse now.

    Mind you, I had Hudson for this start. And the sister is leading 7-4…

    • Tony says:
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      @Steve, dan hudson giving up 6 to OAK? thats disgusting… i had a guy pinned in H2H til this, TERRIBLE…. oak’s like a triple A team, christ!!!

      • Tony says:
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        @Tony, 1.2 innings they pulled him are you effing kidding me, eff me in the A… effffffffffffffff

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She’s gonna be picking up guys for your team next week…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Sure glad I picked up Soriano for her…

  91. Steve says:
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    Jesus – I have Milone too.

  92. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    would u trade Panda and Yu to get Des Jenn and Szamardja if u were me? 6×6 h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, friend…

  93. harkrider says:
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    Should I start
    Moore vs Miami
    Hanson vs Toronto
    McDonald vs KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, eh, yes

  94. Steve says:
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    Being a Buy hasn’t helped Rasmus any today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s spiting me…

  95. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    sorry , passed out (napped) after shooting my load , with comment
    # 72 .
    so what are your projections , today , for oswalt ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same as they were the last two weeks and as heard on the podcast…

  96. Steve says:
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    Who do you want in your Util spot? 12 team H2H, OBP as well as AVG

    Rasmus
    Youk
    Goldschmidt

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  97. royce! says:
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    Cahill v. Parker tomorrow, always interesting to watch pitchers who were traded for each other go head to head. Who do you think comes out ahead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill…

  98. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    in my 6×6 h2h, i’ve been offered Hamels and viciedo for Darvish and Panda. I have aramis and seager at 3B. I have to do this, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it…

  99. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Okay, before I traded Zimmerman on Wednesday, he was hitting .237/.314/.333. Since that time, he is hitting .417/.462/.833. Someone please talk me off the ledge. Feel free to use words like “small sample size”, “injury prone”, or “don’t be a pussy, jump already”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Well, I own him so I’m not fighting it…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, who did you get in return…

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @beardcrabs, Basically A-Ram and J. McDonald.

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @beardcrabs, Had to throw in Capuano and Pagan, but was able to grab A. Craig off waivers to even things out.

  100. chata says:
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    love how the d-back announcers have been giving inning by inning
    up-dates of trevor bauer’s starts , recently .
    tonight , apparently , bauer has 7 k’s through 4 innings , thus far .

    • Slappy Pappy says:
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      @chata, See, that’s good announcing. I have to listen to the cubs announcers hype Soriano’s skills like Hoyer and Epstein are standing right behind them. They dropped his career triple slash as a DH, opined how not playing the field has kept his bat fresh tonight, and replayed his two home runs about a dozen times. Yeah, we get it, Soriano is for sale.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @chata, Make that 10 Ks through 6. 81 pitches.

  101. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Daniel hudson is a bitch this year… ok to trade him in? Like for Ernesto Frieri? Points league where bad era and whip doesnt matter and high K pitchers are best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re selling him at his lowest, but I could see it…

  102. chata says:
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    watching all of these commercials (repeatedly) on the mlb package ,
    day after day .
    well maybe , life reflects art .

    so , which type of razzball commenter are you ? :

    a) “look , i’m going through the rapids !”
    b) “do you know where surgery is dirt cheap ?”
    c)
    d) “i’d let you shave everything .”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D

  103. chata says:
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    if fuentes is your closer ….. ta dah !

  104. chata says:
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    i’ve been an A’s fan for some time (my 53rd year) .
    i’m not about to change , now .

    for the past 3-4 years , i’ve been thinking that IF i was to
    change my colors , or maybe just adopt a 2nd team , as so many fans
    do nowadays , then that team would be the arizona diamond backs .

    i probably got “hooked” switching over to their telecasts , because , well ,
    the A’s are just so disappointing to watch , and billy beane is a pos , etc , etc . , but , the d-backs DO play some exciting late-night ballgames , and
    i often find myself NOT flipping back to the A’s games .

    you gotta love the home-town broad-casts of their games … they give out
    “contracts” to fans who make nice catches , out in the stands , and have
    some pretty neat promotional nights to entice fans to attend games .
    that announcer team , with the gravely-voiced ‘gracie’ , is decidedly in
    favor of their team , but they don’t pull any punches when their players
    make mistakes or come up short … they call a good game .

    but , mostly , i think , it’s all those free tacos , that i’ve been missing out on .

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @chata, Been a Cub fan all my life and if I was to have a second team it would be the Diamondbacks for exactly those reasons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha… Yeah, have thought the Diamondbacks announcers are best for a while… The tacos aren’t bad either….

  105. Steve says:
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    i am leading all pitching categories in my 10 team 5×5 except saves where I have a 4. My starters are Cain, Strasburg, Haren, Beachy, and Wainwright. You wouldn’t do beachy for myers and betancourt. Would you do Haren for betancourt and myers or should I just shut it down because these theoretical trades are ridiculous and I’m an idiot? There are guys like Dickey, Zambrano, McCarthy, Volquez, Bedard, Burnett, and others available as free agents. Thanks for your help. I am drunk so feel free to rip me but I have a pretty good mustache going so we are like brothers.

    • Hats for Bats says:
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      @Steve, i want in on that league!

      • Prezii says:
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        really tho, how is dickey not owned?? Somebody has got to ride the dickey while its hot!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, i drew a mustache on the inside of my finger tonight… Does that count? Cuz it was pretty fuckin awesome.. not everyone thought the same tho.. its still there too! Look im grey ! *holds finger under nose*

      • Steve says:
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        @Prezii, Does that count? You’re God Damn Right that counts! Not everyone can grow the stache naturally. But seriously do I trade the starter for the shitty closers. Come on guys (grey), is a closer and a half worth a good starter. Let me know if it is really dumb to give Haren away for Betancourt and Myers.

        • chata says:
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          @Steve,

          don’t think twice .
          give him haren .
          with replacement starters like that available ,
          what are you waiting for ??

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Steve, those theoretical trades are ridiculous and you’re an idiot.

          Nah seriously though is that some family league, with those kinda starters on the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha… That trade’s not good either… Who’s the best closer on waivers?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, there are no closers on waivers. Some second in line are even on teams. I think that’s why there are so many good SP’s available. I’ll take your advice though and not make the trade. Thanks.

  106. Prezii says:
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    Greyski.. whats ur take on will myers? When you think he arrives and is he a must add when he does?? I lost out on bauer and traded mauer so im lookin for a little power.. thoughts? And thanks!!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Prezii, I am not Greyski, but I’m tossing out my opinion. He’s a must add in any league when he gets called. He’s a must add in deeper keeper (I make a rhyme all the time) leagues right now. He’ll have catcher eligibility in Yahoo (not sure about ESPN) at least for this year. His power has been compared to that of Giancarlo Stanton by many scouts and he’s done absolutely nothing but mash in the minors. Reportedly hitting a 500 foot-plus bomb a couple weeks ago. I’m waiting to pounce in both of my leagues. Don’t have room at the moment, but the second he’s up, I’m grabbing him.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Wilsonian, @grey, thanx for your input guys!! Much appreciated as always!

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Prezii, no problem. And for what’s it worth, he hit a slam off of Oswalt last night.

          • Prezii says:
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            @Wilsonian, yeah seen that.. salami! But, whats oswalt throwin down there anyway? 75? 80? Haha

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Prezii, very true. But to me it shows that he can hit major league pitchers and once a spot opens up for him, he’ll be up and will produce.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, He’s a must add when he’s brought up…. I don’t think he’s up for another month without an injury…

  107. Blue says:
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    Best streamer today: Diamond at home vs cubs. J Parker at Arizona, or Hutchinson at Atlanta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Parker

  108. Buster says:
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    Do I drop Minor in a 16-team dynasty league (20 keepers)? I’m fighting for a playoff spot. If he gets sent down (I already picked up Medlen) I’m not sure he’s worth the wait. What do you think…anyone? Thanks.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Buster, He’s a mess…I dropped him in my 16 teamer a month ago.

      Don’t know what the Bravo’s are doing keeping him up right now, send him down to figure himself out and get Julio the Sheik up.

      • Buster says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Thanks for the reply. I had Minor as a keeper for 2 straight years now but I think it’s time to move on…just wanted to hear some thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buster, Drop him

  109. Blue says:
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    Viciedo or Rajai Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Depends on needs…. Rajai…

  110. Blue says:
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    Craig just dropped (wow, really??) – how much would you bid for him? $100 budget, have $55 left

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, $15

  111. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    What is your opinion on owning 3 Oakland pitchers? McCarthy,Milone and Parker? Bad idea? They all have great ratios in home park. Do you think that they are valuable enough to round out a back end of a roation of Gio,Bum,Lewis,Lester. If they answer is yes which one of them would you drop for Bauer when the time came?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, I think it’s fine… I’d drop Milone…

  112. Steven says:
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    Grey

    Is Maybin a must own in a 12 team league?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Yup

  113. Blue says:
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    Start Gio at Boston today and Big Z at home vs Rays? (1500 inning limit rotiserrie)

    Pick up D Robertson over Doubront or J Russell?

    Alexi, Everth or Theriot at SS?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, I’d start both… Over Russell…Alexei…

  114. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    I love my luck this year. I add LaRoche and Pagan and both go 0-8 meanwhile Milone and Hudson made sure to keep their teams bats hot.

    CF Angel Pagan’s hit streak ended at 15 games. Also, his 28-game home hit streak ended. Friday’s hitless effort was his first since he went 0-for-3 May 22 at Milwaukee. Before that, it was 0-for-5 on May 7 at Dodger Stadium.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, You’re the cooler…

  115. TheNewGuy says:
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    Gotta pitch NatGio today at Fenway, even in a 10 teamer right?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yessir. You saw what his compadre did to them last night , didn’t you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup

  116. Blue says:
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    Can you please rank: Rasmus, Saunders, Torri Hunter and Craig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Craig, Saunders, Rasmus…

  117. Wilsonian says:
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    Melvin says he may make a change at closer after last night’s Fuentes blow up.

    Cook, Balfour, or Dr. Doolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Balfour

  118. Derrick says:
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    Price and McCarthy for Pedroia and Niese.

    Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Pedroia

  119. Hot Sauce says:
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    Chris Sale for Jason Heyward.

    Standard 10 team Roto keeper, which side would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hot Sauce, Heyward, but it’s fair, depends on needs…

  120. Eddy says:
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    Looking to beat a guy in Ks and W. I may have a shot at ERA/WHIP, but it’s not looking too good.

    Which of these is good for my last move of the week?

    Bruce Chen @PIT
    Friedrich v LAA
    Joe Saunders v OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Chen

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick one for the near future, not the whole season (position doesn’t really matter):

    Kendrys
    Aramis
    Seager
    C.Davis
    Soriano
    M.Young
    Duda
    Rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Aramis

  122. Eddy says:
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    Also, what say you of Viciedo? Is he someone who can be cut in lieu of his slump and soreness in both hamstrings? Or should I wait for his next tear?

    Or would it be better to simply replace him with:

    Michael Saunders
    Norichika Aoki
    Ben Revere
    Trevor Plouffe
    Torii Hunter
    Rajai Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, I think you can lose him… Davis for steals, Saunders for all around…

  123. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey, Plouffe ist looking good at the plate. What do you think about him? I have Frenchy and Colby slumping to a certain extend. I also think that Plouffe has more pop than Seager. Is this guy sticking around? Worth an add?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plouffe is getting lucky on fly balls, he’s not a good long term option… He’s not better than any of those guys you mentioned… He does have a fun name to say and is currently hot… I wouldn’t drop Seager for him…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, We got that outta the way now. Thanks :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t get outta the way of the Plouffe…

  124. B.o.B says:
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    So you like Balfour over Cook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, but I think the A’s go back to him if there’s a change…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, would you drop Fuentes for Balfour right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t, buddy…

  125. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Start what 2?
    Frenchy, middlebrooks, rasmus, chris davis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Rasmus

  126. Steven says:
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    Grey-
    What are your thoughts on this deal? Cuddyer and Doubront for Ian Kennedy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs… I slightly prefer Cuddyer… Unless you really need pitching…

  127. Grey's da man! says:
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    Rajai or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Takao

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah… Auto correct… Rajai

  128. Herschel says:
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    Teheran recalled for a spot start today replacing Hudson. Any chance he stays up in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s possible, but they have Medlen headed up soon…

  129. chata says:
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    samardzija …. 2 more earned runs and he would have recorded one
    for each letter in his last name .

    • chata says:
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      who’s next ?
      g-o-n-z-a-l-e-z ??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t say that…

  130. andfog says:
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    Doumit, Wilin Rosario, or Jesus Montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  131. Eddy says:
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    Wow, Ken Rosenthal reporting that Gardner had setback in rehab game. Felt soreness in elbow.

    Come on. I’ve been waiting on this guy in two leagues for ages!

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, Reports that he’s out until after ASB. Just waiting for some concrete reports to make the drop. Ugh. Wasted a roster spot for a month on this fool.

      • chata says:
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        @Eddy,

        lots of base thieves available on the wire .
        why are you waiting on him ?

        • Eddy says:
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          @chata, And I’ve used them all from Blanco to Rajai, but I figure I would’ve liked a permanent one that would score a lot of runs and steal like crazy.

          In the H2H league I have him it doesn’t hurt too bad, but in the roto league where I’m terrible in runs and SB, it hurts, especially with how he was supposed to come back next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit… He’s been out all year over what seemed to be nothing…

  132. Martin says:
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    @grey-oswalt or bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league a bit… Bauer…

  133. Wilsonian says:
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    Keeper league. Which side:

    A) Bautista/Phillips/Jennings
    B) Uggla/A.Jones/Morse

    I’m assuming A. If it was Krispie instead of Jennings would it be B? And is either deal close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah then it would be B…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Oops. Reply shoulda been to you.

        A) Bautista/Phillips/Jennings or Krispie
        B) Uggla/A.Jones/Cruz

        Is it still A with Jennings and B with Krispie in the deal? Or B in both?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B with Krispie…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, Same question if you swap Cruz in for Morse.

  134. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I was unfortunate enough to catch a trailer for Magic Mike, and then felt compelled to shower immediately afterwards. I imagine the set for any movie starring Mattew I’mKindaGay reeks of patchouli, ass crack, and feet… so what does it smell like when his character is sweating for most of the film?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m actually kinda intrigued since it’s Soderbergh…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Really? Didn’t even bother to look at the writer and director like I usually do. Damn, now I’m interested, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I know, right? I’ve only really hated one movie by him… Solaris…

          • Jay

            jaywrong says:
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            @Grey, That’s because it wasn’t exactly the right environment to put on some electronica jazz while brad pitt is eating something with cheese on it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Every environment is right for that…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Did you watch Haywire? My gut tells me to avoid a film starring a female UFC fighter (or male, really).

            • Jay

              jaywrong says:
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              @Awesomus Maximus, Not grey, but i would recommend it. Its basically like all the Ocean movies, but with guns and Channing Tatum’s 6-pack.

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @jaywrong, Abs aren’t generally what draw me to a movie… on men or women. Not crazy about the Ocean movies, either, but that’s more because I can’t stand the press junkets with endless circle-jerk stories about how they all pranked each other.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t seen it…

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Grey, Oh I see… you mean of the Soderbergh movies you’ve seen, the only one you hated was Solaris. Much like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I didn’t see the need for an American version, and found the result rather innocuous. The Clooney Solaris is palatable and easy to fall asleep to… kinda’ like Pink Floyd post-Waters.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I have seen most of his movie though… Loved The Limey, amongst others…

  135. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    I get G. Stanton

    I send N. Cruz and Annibal Sanchez

    You like it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d lean towards Cruz…

      • Hosmer's Ho's says:
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        @Grey, I agree and I should have explained more. I am basically trying to build an incredible offense, and just win pitching stats by volume. This is a 5X5 10 man mixed league. I carry more SP’s than anyone else and I will get more IP’s than anyone in the league.

        Make sense do this trade with this strategy? Or is it a dumb strategy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense… Go for it….

  136. Eddy says:
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    The life of a H2H’er.

    Last week with Hanley and CarGo: 14 runs, 8 HR, 15 RBI, 2 SB, .500+ OBP

    This week: 0 runs, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, sub-.300 OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, it’s how it goes…

  137. Steve says:
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    Look at Howie – right after I traded for someone to replace him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s howie goes…

  138. letsgobravos says:
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    C’mon Gnats’ pen…don’t blow Gio’s W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please no…

  139. Steve says:
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    That Uehara pickup was a good idea…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, absolute worse when a MR gives up runs…

  140. JMAC says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H league and am streaming pitchers. What are your thoughts on Cahill for tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him…

  141. letsgobravos says:
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    Jed Lowrie with another homer. (12 Dude is going to hit 40+ at this pace. Obviously he probably can’t keep this up, but 30 is starting to look realistic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he stays healthy… Him and Craig should live in a bubble together…

  142. charlie batch says:
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    please help me solve my lineup woes.

    14-team points league with extra pitching and batting slots; very deep. For pitchers, Ks and QSs are main sources of points.

    i have no bench bats. bottom of my rotation guys are: anthony bass, jerome williams, smyly, bauer, FRIEDRICH, and FIERS (caps for emphasis to crappiness).

    rizzo is available. medlen is also available.

    1) do i stash either of them? for whom?

    2) are either of friedrich or fiers rotation stays now? i remember them filling in for injuries?

    my apologies for the post length. thank you for your time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Lose Friedrich for Medlen and Fiers for Rizzo…

  143. Chris says:
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    do any of these trades sound good?

    my napoli, gio and lynn for his sale and weiters

    or my beachy napoli and lynn for his sale and weiters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are good…

  144. TheNewGuy says:
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    Holy crap is this the new Ricky Henderson?

    Another 2 steals, 3 hits for Trouty, you are a stud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a beautiful thing…

  145. charlie batch says:
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    trout has got to be a sell. whats a name to target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need… He’s a top five round bat right now…

  146. TheNewGuy says:
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    Teheran worth a pickup for his spot start? 16 teamer league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is…

  147. Steve says:
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    Ugh Big Z. I’m starting to have trust issues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas is doing me wrong too…

  148. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit, one of my teams is 9/23 today w/ only 1 RBI. Other team has 6 hits and 8 RBIs. (takes deep breaths, vows to play in a roto league next year)

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, * that’s my other team, not my opponent that has 8 rbis. He has 5 today and I’m only trailing by 1 for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… It’s a long season… Continue to breathe…

  149. letsgobravos says:
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    Son of a bitch…McDonald just gave up a 2 out RBI single to the royals fucking pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try owning Vargas…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, …and then he’s pulled after only 76 pitches with the bases juiced in the 4th. Fuck. Good baseball decision bc the PH came through and they took the lead, but fucks me royally. Needed a good start from him.

  150. Carnac says:
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    News read elsewhere: Bob Melvin says A’s will be using closer by committee going forward. When asked about his phone conversation with Sveum earlier in the day, Melvin refused to comment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t want his leaguemates to know…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, I grabbed Cook. Ball Four is still owned in a lot of my leagues. Almost as much as Fuentes. Which says something about Fuentes.

        An aside: baseball folks would be well served to watch fantasy trends the same way other markets monitor Intrade.

        • Carnac says:
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          This is along the same lines as my idea that Cubs management should be crowd-sourced.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Carnac, I just picked up Balfour, not happy about it…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, No Cook available? I don’t think there’s any way Cinderella Doolittle is in the mix.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Carnac, Rudy already had Cook…

  151. TheNewGuy says:
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    Moobs man had a steal I repeat Moobs man had a steal.

    The catcher airmailed it into CF and Butler was so knackered he couldn’t even run to advance to 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, HA!

  152. chata says:
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    interesting decision … to pull mcdonald after 76 pitches , for a ph …
    with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 4th and no one out .

    didn’t want the pitcher to help himself out ?(against vin mazarro) .
    vin had walked and hit a batter , and had given up 2 singles and a run ,
    to get into this trouble .

    • Carnac says:
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      @chata, Ugh.

  153. Scott says:
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    Is Trout+JZimm too much for Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott, It’s a bit much, unless you really need power…

  154. Carnac says:
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    Nelson Cruz exits with an Achilles injury.

    An MD relative of mine dealt with a minor psychosomatism in school; the more he read about the symptoms of random illnesses, the more he felt symptomatic and thought he might have them.

    Nellie Cruz needs to get rid of his anatomy texts. They’re not helping. To be safe, he should quit watching ER and CSI reruns, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, DAH! Of course he did… He was overdue for an injury….

  155. Prezii says:
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    Zorbrist….. Wow… Im speechless right now… Sonavabench!!!!!!!

    • chata says:
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      @Prezii,

      yay !
      for me .

  156. letsgobravos says:
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    Bloomquist was the 3rd out in the 1st, but the ump blew the call on the steal at 2nd. Of course Kubel knocks him in on the next pitch. Fucking BS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks…

  157. Jon says:
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    Keeper league, drop one:
    Reimold, Reynolds, Adams, LoMo, Saunders, Berkman, Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reinhold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah… Autocorrect… Reimold

  158. mikeZ says:
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    Can you rank the following guys for the last 2 spots on my 12 team 5×5 mixed league (no bench): Adam LaRoche, Howie Kendrick, Torii Hunter, Colby Rasmus. I’m in first place, but could use runs pretty badly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Hunter…

  159. Wilsonian says:
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    Is this the kick in the ass that Zobrist needed to get back to being not completely useless?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Wilsonian, i hope so… Wait no i dont… Yes i do… Ughh….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like it might’ve been…

  160. letsgobravos says:
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    Damn, these umps are killing parker. Gave up a run after a terrible call on a steal earlier. Just threw a perfect strike 3 ANDDDD the batter clearly went around and the ump calls it a ball. How in the fuck do you call a pitch a ball that is right down the pipe and the barrel of the bat goes over the plate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Throw a helmet at him!

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, For real, he had more reason than Lawrie tonight. Ump fucked him repeatedly calling solid pitches on the corners balls. He should have a K the pitch before he have up the grand slam. Ump wasnt giving him anything that wasn’t dead middle at the belt. Sucks for him and the owners starting him tonight.

  161. letsgobravos says:
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    Son of a bitch…Parker gives up a grand slam to Montero. Picked this kid up a few weeks ago and he got shelled for 6 runs. Dropped him and he goes on a tear of 27 straight scoreless innings. Pick him back up and he gets bombed. Have him going on both teams in close matchups. FMFBBL.

    Silver lining is that I also have Cahill going on both teams. Was really hoping for lots of Ks and one of them to win in a close pitching duel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s a tough break… Definitely good at home…

  162. Jon says:
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    One for ROS, keeper league: Hutchison, Medlen, Delgado, Drabek, Arrietta, Zito, Gee, Lilly

    • Jon says:
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      …or is Ryan Cook worth an add right now instead?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, grab Cook…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delgado

  163. Letsgobravos says:
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    It’s desperation time. Trying to pull off W’s in K’s in both leagues tomorrow. Streaming Liriano in one league and Joe Saunders in the other. Both leagues are close in most cats, could win or lose big in either. Prepare for a bunch of posts from me stressing the fuck out tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully they work out for you, definite wild cards…

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, crossing my fingers. Already fucked in ERA and WHIP in one league so I’m not risking anything there. The one where I’m rolling out Liriano, I lead 5.5 to 7.5 on ERA, tied on WHIP at 1.60 and by 15 on K’s. He has shields and Anna bell so I figured I’m fucked on whip if i stand pat and there’s a good chance he’ll get me on K’s also so it was worth the risk. Hopefully Liriano will pitch like he has the last 2 starts.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Letsgobravos, Lead 5.5 to 7.5 in ERA, tied on 1.60 in WHIP. Ha! You playing in some 20 team NL only or something? ;) Even in my deep 16 teamer our stats are pretty reasonable, you should thank your lucky stars if you win pitching this week dude.

  164. Letsgobravos says:
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    *that should have read trying to pull off Ws in both K’s and wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Letsgobravos, Gotcha

  165. Prezii says:
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    So sad…. Traded mauer and sale.. if i waited a day i got both their stats.. thennnnnn i play big Z and sit zorilla… Ughh.. still up on dude but damn… It would be over… I start zorbz EVERY game hes 0-5… The very first day i sit him, he goes bananas.. bad day in fantasy baseball… If i win, woohoo… If i lose, its all on me…

    • Prezii says:
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      And J.D. was a steamin pile of shit this week… Thats the first creeper ive used all year… Im sorry guys… I wont use the creepers anymore! Jinxeddd.. vent!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Prezii, Ha… Nice rant…

  166. TheNewGuy says:
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    What do you think about rolling with Niese today Grey.

    16 team H2H, im currently up in Ks, tied in Ws, 1.5pts behind in ERA and narrowly ahead in WHIP. I’ve got 2 other guys going today and by the looks of it he has noone, so though so that should take care of Ks and hopefully wins, its WHIP thats the close one.

    To Nose or not to Nose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d sit him…

  167. TheNewGuy says:
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    Teheran or Ogando? Diggin deep yo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ogando

  168. elwood blues says:
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    With my team falling fast in the standing (I lead the league with 4 players on the 60-Day DL) I am looking towards next year.

    Couple of questions (NL Only 4×4 Keeper League $260-Cap on Auction Day; Must keep at least 7 each year)

    1. Is Alonso someone to look at keeping at $16? or is that too much? I have a glut of 1B.

    2. If not, does it make sense to trade him, for Starling Marte $5 Minor League contract, my OF is horrible)

    3. Is Headley a keeper at $18 or do I look to trade him?

    4. I just picked up Rizzo at $5 and have LaRoche at $10 and Goldschmidt at $22, I was looking to move Goldie.. but should be looking to keep him now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, 1. Too much 2. Eh 3. Trade 4. I’d hold him.

  169. Schlitzy says:
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    Brett lawrie and cliff lee for Justin upton. Which side you like better?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Schlitzy, The first one, not close.

      Id rather have the Adverb than J-Up straight umm…up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Lawrie

  170. elwood blues says:
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    Need to pick up a pitcher — looking more long-term as opposed to what will help me now — any good dark horse closer picks in this scrap heap (NL Only deep league 4×4)

    Ondrusek, CIN
    Grilli or Hughes, PIT (if something happens to Hanny)
    E.Sanchez, STL (Motte has looked shaky a couple of times, but probably has a long leash?)
    Brach or Thayer, or Gregorson, SD(with Cashner being converted and Street a trade candidate they don’t go back to Thayer, do they?)
    Corpas, Chi (Chi-town relief is such a cluster)

    Or do I take a chance on a starter — Travis Wood or Chris Young?

    Got a top 3 out of this group?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, Wood, Eduardo, Gregerson

  171. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you drop Reynolds, Saunders or Rasmus for Revere? Need some speed..

    Rather stream Richards (angels) at LAD tomorrow or E Jax at Toronto? Or better go with a fill in bat such as Torri Hunter (capuano), Raja (E jax) or Hairston jr (Richards)?

    Would you start J Zimm at Boston and Anibal home vs the Rays? Big Z dropped me from 1st to 4th in ERA yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Reynolds… Richards… I’d start both…

  172. nick m. says:
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    12-team H2H points league -starting Teheran in a tight matchup on the last day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., No idea your options…

      • nick m. says:
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        @Grey, I’m starting Ogando and Sanchez…he’s starting Liriano, Strasburg, Smyly. Other options are Kelly, Harrell, Blackley. A blow-up in this league can get significant negative points, so sticking with what I have rather than adding Teheran is also an option since he is facing TOR…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @nick m., Don’t add him…

  173. Project_Badass says:
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    Do you think Gaby is worth an add outside of an NL-only league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Yup

  174. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    how about you put in a call to your boy ==> kemp ,
    and find out what the heck is going on ?

    if he’s going to come back just in time to get hurt in the all-star game ,
    i’d rather know about it now .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Will do

  175. B.o.B says:
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    Is Jesus droppable in a 10 team league for Salty or AJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, I’d hold

  176. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    here’s a typical decision that causes me problems :

    lawrie , who’s 1-16 and facing teheran
    or ,
    frazier , who’s 4-15 and facing smyly

    neither has a track record against their starting pitcher ,
    and , there’s no guarantee that frazier will be in the line-up , later today .

    my decision is to go with lawrie … figuring he’s bound to snap out of it .

    stoopid ??
    are you more inclined to wait until lawrie actually does snap out of it ?

    • chata says:
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      my thinking is that if lawrie’s a .250 hitter , he should go 4-4 today .
      of course , he could be mired in a prolonged slump .

      just hate to miss when he starts hitting , since i’ve rostered his worse .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I’d go with Lawrie…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        yeah , but the question is not so much frazier vs lawrie ,
        it’s betting against the streak (slump) , or waiting for it to turn ,
        before starting him (or any other hitter , in a similar circumstance) ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, It’s overmanaging… Lawrie goes in the lineup and unless he gives a serious reason to come out of the lineup, he’s there…

  177. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS), moves limit 50 (Im at 21)

    Drop Frazier for Gaby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, I’d hold…

  178. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, Seager or Hill ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  179. Ron Swanson's 'Stache says:
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    left with a void in the SB cat with Gardners excessive (and chronic) jacker’s elbow…

    want to pick up Revere to replace, but will have to drop Krispie, Fowler, Youk or Gardner.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Gardner…

  180. Wilsonian says:
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    Zorilla trying to get his average above .210! Look at him wearing his big boy underwear.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… He’s a big boy now!

  181. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H Keeper. Got 4 guys kinda bringing me down right now. Chisenhall, Middlebrooks, Viciedo, Reynolds. I kind of need Reynolds because he’s my only 1B, but do you drop anyone (Reynolds included) for any of the following:

    Saunders, Gaby, Chipper, Aoki, JD, Revere, Fatt, Wallace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders over Middlebrooks, JD over Chisenhall…

  182. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof starter in a weekly league for next week? Rajai, Berry, Revere, Presley, Evercab or campana?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, Revere

  183. Grey's da man! says:
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    latos droppable in a shallow 10 team league (h2h)? Go with best option off waivers to stream in? like richards tomorrow..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Yeah, he’s droppable…

  184. taz says:
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    oh great grey one,revere going to keep it up?him or raja,and is brian roberts better than j weeks or evercab(until he gets hurt again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @taz, Roberts is not better… I’d go with Revere while he’s hitting…

  185. letsgobravos says:
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    Thoughts on Liriano Grey? I know its the cubs, but he’s got 5 innings, 1 ER and 5ks so far. 3rd straight time he has pitched well since returning from the DL. Should I consider hanging on to him instead of dumping him as a streamer?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, …and I jinxed the fuck out of him. Drilled for 3 runs in the 6th. Fuck.

  186. letsgobravos says:
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    Insanely close matchups for both of my H2H teams right now. Tied 5-5 in one and just took the lead 7-6 in the other. I haven’t led either league since monday, but almost every cat has been in play all week. Really need JZimm and Saunders to give him a couple more Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Good luck!

  187. Prezii says:
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    Lawrie!! Him and trumbo just saved my ass this week, i think.. and i streamed burnett.. whew… Fuck you zorbrist! I mean that too. Now of course, this is probably the start of a streak so i gotta hang on to em..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Ha!

  188. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS) 4-player keeper (can’t keep players drafted after 4th round), 50 moves limit (Im at 21)

    I have been stashing Peacock and was thinking of picking up Wil Myers. Once Medlen and Oswalt are back I should have more than enough pitching depth. My OF (start 5) has been weak (Jennings, Rios, LoMo, Luke Scott, Torres, Heisey) with Jay, Berkman and Emilio on the DL . Do you think Myers is a better stash for my team than Peacock or should I wait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, He’s better than Peacock…

  189. letsgobravos says:
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    Fucking shit…both teams falling apart now. Liriano got bombed right after I said he was doing great. Soriano blows a save and costs me the blown saves cat in my other league. Fuckkkkk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Damn…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, Went from tied 5-5 in one league to down 4-8 and leading 7-6 in the other to down 8-5 in a span of about 20 minutes. Crazy how quickly shit turns on sunday in a close matchup.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos, Opponent just got simultaneous 8th inning home runs to tie HRs up for the week. When it rains, it pours. Son of a bitch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @letsgobravos, Where you at now?

  190. Wilsonian says:
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    Wedgie saying that League will be the closer again soon. That being said, drop Wilhelmsen or Norris for the Grind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Wilhelmsen

  191. Wilsonian says:
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    One more thing… What’s the consensus on having multiple players from one team? I’m currently rocking 3 Rays (Longo, Jennings, Zobrist) and 3 D-Backs (Upton, Krispie, Goldy). The reason I ask is because if Zobrist continues wearing his big boy underwear, I may cut ties with Phillips. And I’m just curious as to strategery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Don’t think it matters as long as the guys are producing…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Any difference in opinion in H2H? Where sometimes you might have a ton of guys with a day off or on a team in a difficult stretch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Less ideal in H2H…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, Yeah. Kinda assumed so. I only play the H2H way. More annoying, yet more fun to me. So would you make an attempt to move anyone? Or just deal with it since they’re all pretty good and producing-ish?

  192. taz says:
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    thanks boss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @taz, You’re welcome

  193. TheNewGuy says:
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    Is it Ichiro who has the current AVG record for a season? Someone tell Trout he can’t beat it yet cos he’s a rookie!

    Mercy…this dudes en fuego.

    • Prezii says:
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      @TheNewGuy, does he ever not get on base and come around to score?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t tell him anything… He’s in a zone!

  194. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    so many articles , on the razz , that i have to search ‘previous posts’
    to find your current thread .
    you’re going to have to give up your saturdays and post twice for the
    weekend .

    also ,
    santana taken out after only 84 pitches .
    trying to save his arm ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, How’d Lawrie work out?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        do you mean , who did my over-managing strategy work out ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, You start Lawrie?

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            yeah .
            game started about 15 minutes before i asked the question .
            he was already in my line-up and had struck-out in his 1st plate appearance .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha…

        • chata says:
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          @chata,

          edit*
          who = how

  195. Steve says:
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    Sister 7 – Brother 5 :-(

    Need 4 RBI out of Bruce/CarGo/Goldy just to get a tie.

    Could be 3.5 games out of a playoff spot with the first-placed team to come next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Damn… Where’s she in the standings?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, 10th, a wee way back. I feel kind of pleased for her, but wish she’d done it against another team. The two players that have killed me this week (Altuve and Soriano) are both players I picked up for her).

        Only bright spot in my day today is chugging past big o in our 14 team keeper (emoticon)

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, AVG this week is .326 and OBP is .406 – but I’m losing HR, RBI and Runs.

          Figure that out.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Wow, pretty unlike you…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, I don’t know what this team is good at anymore *sniff*

        • chata says:
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          @Steve,

          i recognize that you’ve developed a following , here , by employing this year’s version of your kiwi voodoo , but there is no quid pro quo .

          the fact that The Giant Moa has surpassed chatas has nothing to do with me rooting for your sister this week .

          again , i emit a little moan .

          you guys got an emoticon for that ?

          • Steve says:
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            @chata, I’m sure the two happenings are entirely unrelated – as it were…

  196. Steve says:
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    Grey – any sense that the CQ train may be slowing? Got too many guys on the bench in H2H and need to drop them for pitching.

    And damn, Howie needs to stop hitting. Just traded for KJ…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, You can lose him if you want, I’d like to give him another week…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Assuming I keep Goldschmidt at Util for now (Prob move A-Ram there once Longo comes back), would you rather play Rasmus or CQ on a daily basis?

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Because to be truthful, for the time I’ve had CQ he hasn’t done much – I missed out on all his fireworks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Rasmus

  197. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    Just sent away Price, McCarthy and Kendrick for Pedroia and Bentancourt so I now need to pick up 3 SP’s because I am dumping Paulino.

    Here are my choices:

    Fister, Ubaldo, E Santana, Zito, Bruce Chen, Wei-Yin Chen, Bedard, Smyly or Diamond.

    Sorry for giving you so many options.

    • Hosmer's Ho's says:
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      @Hosmer’s Ho’s, Sorry….Delgado is also out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hosmer’s Ho’s, Fister, Zito, Delgado…

  198. ILLmjdINI says:
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    Grey – Would you do Dickey and McDonald for Felix, particularly considering Felix’s back issues? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, I’d prefer F-Her…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, as a U of I grad, I’m assuming there’s an ILL – INI in your name for a reason. And I’m assuming I like it too!

  199. JonnyT says:
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    drop capuano latos or colby for dhuds oswalt? (starting on…tuesday…?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos for Hudson…

  200. knighttown says:
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    Lee vs. Bryce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cliff Lee? Him….

      • knighttown says:
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        @Grey,

        What about Harper for Cain. Still the pitcher?

  201. Steve says:
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    Bleurgh. Needed CarGo to drive a couple in there.

  202. Steve says:
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    Would you trade for Lincecum at this point? Guy in my H2H league who has him is really struggling near the bottom of the standings (much like me)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for what? I’d consider it in the right deal…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Reckon Howie + Cahill is enough?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, try it…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, How do you feel about Howie straight up for Anibal?

            • TheNewGuy says:
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              @Steve, Id rather do that for sure.

              Typical Ireland!! We better fare better than that tommorow.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Anibal…

  203. TheNewGuy says:
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    Looks like Bucks finally realised Wieters is one of his best hitters, hasnt been outta the lineup for a good number of games.

    I suggested Buck make Wieters DH towards the start of the season, hey looks like he’s finally listened to me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, silly not to start him every day…

  204. chata says:
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    @ Grey :
    here’s one for you :
    just completed a trade of votto , uggla , and latos (my former ace) ,
    for his carlos gonzalez .
    this is in that 12-team keeper , where i can only keep 9 guys .
    yep … i traded 3 keepers for one .

    cargo joins my crowded OF of trout , heyward , bruce , and kemp (start only 4) and leaves me , temporarily , without a decent option at 1st base .

    the fact that my team is in 9th place , with 57 points , dictates that i play for next year and beyond .
    other keepers (?) : strasburg , price , yu , lawrie and moustakas .
    also have bauer and bundy

    am happy to be rid of latos and the aged uggla .
    so , essentially , it was cargo for votto .
    figure out of what’s left , i should be able to trade for a capable 1st baseman
    before draft day 13 after 2k .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve kept Votto since you don’t have a 1st baseman keeper…

  205. Jon says:
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    Is Aybar worth owning in a keeper league over Saunders, LoMo, Adams, Kendrick or Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

  206. Jon says:
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    I asked this of Scott over on the prospect post, too, but at this point would you own Olt, Castellanos, Oscar Taveras, Dom Brown or Odorizzi over Brett Jackson, Leonys Martin, Belt, Skaggs or Mike Minor in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Brown over Minor…

  207. Elwood blues says:
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    In earlier question i missed one Camp?
    Would you go above TWood, ESanchez
    And Gregerson. Does Another blown
    Save by Motte change anything?

    Looking to pick up pitcher in NL
    Only 4×4 keeper, looking best
    Longte option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Above Gregerson

  208. TheNewGuy says:
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    You know this thread is hidden on the 2nd page of Razzball now, so much good shizz on other posts over the weekend!

    Cust kayin, if ya were wonderin why it was quiet tonight…hey Grey gotta rest sometime!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ha… Yup…

  209. Steve says:
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    Your walks are useless to me, Bruce.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, As are your stolen bases.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hey, the rest of us like them…

  210. Ethan Stein says:
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    Would you take Bauer over Smyly or Drabek? How about Peacock? Which of the 4 should I keep on my team’s sidelines?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Smyly, Bauer…

  211. Ethan Stein says:
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    Which 2 of the 4 should I put on the bench to be more specific about the above post?

  212. Yer Yang says:
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    Grey(or anyone) this is my pitching staff(eh). Who of these knuckleheads would you drop to stash Bauer? Already thin on bats so can’t drop any hitters

    Casey Janssen
    Trevor Cahill
    Rafael Soriano
    Tyler Clippard
    Ryan Vogelsong
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Yovani Gallardo
    Chad Billingsley
    Bud Norris
    Max Scherzer
    Daniel Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  213. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you think gets called up first, Medlen or Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen

  214. Dexter says:
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    Just wanted to say that your weekend posts/authors have been a great addition to the site during the past year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so too… Glad you enjoyed them!

  215. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Gardner for Soriano, Rios, Pagan, Goldschmidt, Quentin, Morales, Lowrie, Krispie? Can you rank like the top 3 or so of those listed? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales, Goldy, Rios…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, thanks, friend!

  216. Brandon says:
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    I want to sell high on Beachy. Who would you target? I got offered Shields, but think I can get more. Thoughts? and Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want a number one… I’d want more than Shields…

  217. Cole says:
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    Ugh, i hope dusty’s misuse of chapman doesn’t throw him off his groove. What a turd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dusty could ruin Cy Young…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Don’t blame Dusty… you put him in a roundup simply to marvel at his numbers. If that ain’t a jinx, I don’t know what is. I’d like to thank you on behalf of all of us who don’t own him. Keep up the great work!

        • Steve says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Yeah! Chapman, Shmapman.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Any time!

  218. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    the aroldis meltdown is ugly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey, the hitsbatsman was iffy,not sure it hit him,the double hit the outside part of the foul line and granted a 102 mph pitch is tough but mesoraco didnt do much to stop it

        • Awesomus Maximus

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          @AL KOHOLIC, The wild pitch was 87 mph.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…

  219. Letsgobravos says:
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    Hey grey. Had to go help someone move this afternoon and never checkec back to update.

    Pulled off late rallies in both H2H leagues today. At 2pm, I was tied 5-5 and leading 7-6, 20 mins later I was down 7-3 and 8-4. Joe Saunders’ win and 5ks brought the first team back to win 6-5. Other team got a late double from Choo and and a clean inning from frieri that pulled out wins in 2bs and WHIP to pull off the tie for the week at 5-5. Really pleased with my management this week on both because I never led in either league and I was down big most of the week. only avoided ass whippings by rolling timely streamers out this weekend. Seriously hoping for an easy win this week, don’t need another stressful weekend like this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well done!

  220. Letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, I assume you would you grab Balfour over liriano or Parker? Is liriano the drop?

    • Letsgobravos says:
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      @Letsgobravos, Also, is medley an add before Bauer? Would you take both over Parker and liriano?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Medlen, yeah…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Liriano…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Thanks man! Do you think Bauer will be called up this week?

  221. Prezii says:
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    Soriano or rasmus? Best short term fill in.. thanx!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus….

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, one more quicky if you will.. on a scale of 1-10, how dumb would it be to roster J.P., Lawrie and Rasmus? (10 being the dumbest) were allowed 11 position players on each team, not including bench. 3 out of 11 being blue jays? None of them being J bats or e5… I dont really wanna live and die each day by the jays offense.

        • Prezii says:
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          Dumb may have been the wrong choice of a word, but you get my drift.. im open to constructive criticism.

          • Steve says:
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            @Prezii, I’ve ended up with four Jays on my RCL team. Hasn’t killed me.

            So far…

  222. Bryan says:
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    I have Lester, Josh Johnson, Price, Darvish, Greinke, and Tommy Hanson. Should I drop any of them for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Take followups to my newest post…

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