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Mark Ellis is considered a clubhouse leader.  Listen, I’m gonna be real with you, there is no substitute for a leader in the clubhouse.   These are real world intangibles you can’t quantify.  Unfortch, no one has Clubhouse Leader as a fantasy category in their league, so good riddance as Kolten Wong was recalled.  As Pitbull kinda says, “Hey, Mark Ellis, you’re going down, I’m yelling timber!  Swing your butt, Mark Ellis is going down, he’s going down.  I’m yelling timber!”  Hopefully, the Cards give Wong a legit chance to play, but that’s not entirely clear yet.  They should, since he could be Pedroia-like.  For whatever reason the Cards seem to have a hard time going with a rookie in any kind of substantial role, but I’d still grab him in deeper mixed leagues.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Darren O’Day – Buck Showalter said he didn’t know who would close, adding, “Joe Torre wouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame if he had this sh*t bullpen to deal with.”

Kevin Gausman – 4 IP, 5 ER.  As a commenter pointed out yesterday, this was an entirely curious situation.  Gausman had pneumonia last week and was pitching four days after his last minor league start when he was on a strict 75 pitch count.  I guess Showalter misheard Lady Gaga’s lyrics on the O’s GM’s ringtone, “Do what you want with my rookie.”  Prior to the 4th inning when Gausman looked, well, gaussed, he looked better than his opposing pitcher, Justin Verlander (6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks).  As for Gausman, Showalter said Gausman will travel with the team to Kansas City, then he’ll decide what to do.  Maybe he’ll throw him in middle relief for two months then call for him to do a random spot start against a top offense.  That sounds about right.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  In my RCL team, I’m power deprived and made a run at a Cruz trade for Rafael Soriano, but was quickly rebuked.  Not to fear Grey Lovers, I was able to pull off a trade with resident heartthrob, Tehol.  I sent him Jay Bruce, K-Rod and Middlebrooks for Longoria.  In an RCL, Middlebrooks is a waiver wire guy, Bruce is currently hurt so who knows how that will turn out, K-Rod has been terrific until yesterday, but SAGNOF!  I like it for me, but do think it could go either way.

Rajai Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  When The King of SAGNOF touched home, he had a midget in an Altuve jersey throw rose petals at his feet.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-3, 1 run as he left with mid-back tightness.  It sounds like a day-to-day thing.  Or day-o-to-day-o if you’re Jamaican.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  Oye como yay!

David Murphy – 5-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs, hitting .273 with 2 homers on the year with 24 RBIs.  It’s okay, not great.  Better than Ryan Zimmerman, sure, but still.

Nick Swisher – 0-for-4 as the Indians scored 15 runs.  Holy ticker tease!  It almost seems mathematically impossible for a team to score 15 runs and the number two hitter goes 0-for-4.  Almost.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 5-for-6, 1 RBI as the bottom of the Indians lineup did work.  Chief Wahoo’s fantasy team, “Leave Scalping For Tickets,” had a great day.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks in Toronto, his ERA is down to 3.38.  Interesting that there’s so many people wondering if they should own and/or start him.  You realize he has more Ks than innings and his ERA is better than most of your pitchers?

Yan Gomes – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer and 2nd in three games.  I get it, I shouldn’t have dropped him for Miguel Montero.

Alex Cobb – Aiming for a May 22nd return.  That’s a week.  Seven days.  But who’s counting?  Hehe.  What?  I’m giddy.

Ben Zobrist – Likely headed to the DL after leaving yesterday’s game with a dislocated thumb.  I’d check next to his index finger, but what do I know?  I only wrote 85% of all WebMD entries.  Ganglion cyst?  That’s mine!

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  No relation to Rougned Odor, though they have been hearing ‘pee-yew’ their whole lives.  Odorizzi has now put terrific starts back-to-back on my NFBC bench.  Yay, weekly leagues!  His K-rate is insane right now and not insane like Donald Sterling asking Anderson Cooper if he’s ever been made to feel jealous by a girl, but insanely good.  On the other hand, his walk rate is the bad insane.  He basically looks nothing like he’s looked like in the past.  It might be small sample size noise, so I’m hesitant to recommend him.

Joe Smith – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Ernesto Frieri came in for the eighth.  Oh.  Kay.  Now, The Sciosciapath is just off the rails, ghost riding his whip down Mental Patient Drive.  Smith and Frieri are both righties and they faced the exact same team the other day when Frieri got the save, so unless The Sciosciapath is playing an owner of Frieri in a H2H league, I honestly have no idea what he’s thinking.  For now, you have to own Smith and Frieri.

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks.  Obviously, he’s not a 2.42 ERA pitcher, but yesterday’s no walk performance helped stabilize his peripherals and he looks like a solid number four that could have a speed bump here and there, but ownable in all leagues, especially for his next start vs. the Asstros, and the Stream-o-Nator concurs.  By the by, as you see at SON, Richards is owned in 95% of RCL leagues, but only 75% of ESPN leagues, so kudos to you.  Not the candy bar, sorry.

Raul Ibanez – 1-for-2 and a steal, which is kinda whatevs except he hasn’t stolen a base in over a year.  Carlos Ruiz might think about popping an Adderall prior to taking the field.  I’m sure opposing batters would appreciate it rather than his constant fidgeting.

Tony Cingrani – Due back on Saturday after hitting the DL with “Can’t pitch effectively.”  Hopefully, he’s cured.

Jeff Keppinger – Designated for assignment.  Blanco Polanco may not catch on anywhere else, but he’s making $4 million this year and $4.5 million next year, so I’m not crying for him; I’m crying for me.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  In related news, Frank Thomas called Petey Castro, Fidel’s brother, to work out a plan to get Abreu back to Cuba.

Gordon Beckham – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, his third in his last ten games.  I’m actually annoyed I don’t have him over some other schmohawks I do own, which is about as positive as I’ve been on him in a while.

Luke Gregerson – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER.  The tangled web of mystery in the A’s bullpen continues to be haunted with ghosts.  Or maybe there’s another reason I hear boo every time an A’s reliever enters the game.  Who’s up next?  Saturday Night Fever’s Danny Otero?  I’d put the bullpen at Doolittle, Gregerson, Johnson today, but that could change by tomorrow.

John Jaso – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer and third in the last four games while hitting .500 over the last week.  John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt is the name of my hot schmotato and he’s yours too!

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer and 2nd in as many games, hitting .267.  As I tell my Cougar, beware the small sample size, but Donaldson has been striking out more this year and looks more like the .260 hitter he always was rather than the .300+ guy he showed last year.

Charlie Blackmon – 0-for-4.  Since I told you to sell him, his average has dropped almost forty points (though he does have 4 HRs, 11 runs and 11 RBIs — okay, so that’s a pretty big ‘though’).

Jason Vargas – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.00.  His peripherals look pretty bleh, and the only gas he’s throwing is burps.  Won’t be too long until The Fangraphs Database dials up The Regression Fairies.

Archie Bradley – Could resume throwing soon, which is terrific, since, ya know, he’s a pitcher.

Randy Wolf – Was released by the Diamondbacks and signed by the Marlins.  Randy will now go to an airport bar that is playing CNN in the early afternoon and celebrate by yelling at people, “I’m Wolf blitzed!”

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-3, 1 run, hitting .325.   In this game, Ed Lucas, Reed Johnson and Jeff Mathis homered as the Dodgers hosted free ticket night for fans who brought in a canned good or a recently released player.

Brandon McCarthy – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 5.01 and his win-loss record is 1-6.  And moving on…Or are we?!  Well, some of you might be; the ones that are tripped up by a well-placed ellipsis.  There’s been no pitchers that have been more unlucky.  Opposing hitters are hitting dribblers at his fielders and the ball is being picked up by an errant squirrel and carried into the outfield for hits.  He’s seen more gopher balls than Bill Murray in Caddyshack.  And he’s doing everything else right.  His K and walk rate are beautiful, yielding a 2.75 xFIP.  He doesn’t have a great next start per the Stream-o-Nator, but gets the Mets after that.  I’d look at him if you need to reinvigorate the ol’ staff.

Brad Ziegler – 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Again, all to service the appeal of Addison Reed.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4.  Looked like he was getting cold there for a minute (not an Urban Dictionary minute which is actually a long time), but he was Red Hot Lover Tone prior.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Looks like he finally finished extended Spring Training.

Danny Espinosa – 0-for-4, hitting .228.  Hopefully he’s wearing parachute pants because the bottom is dropping out.

David Ortiz – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and two solo homers (10, 11).  This is the 2nd game in a row he’s homered twice against the Twins.  Before the game, the Twins asked Ortiz to say a few words over the PA system and he said, “Minnesota, your pitching is f**king sh*tty.”

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He’s been batting third and he’s way low on the power for where he should be, so he’s overdue.  With that in mind, I grabbed him for today’s batty call.  Hopefully he makes sweet love to my team.

Kyle Farnsworth – The Mets gave him his walking papers, releasing him.  After the Mets released him, he rubbed his forearm saying, “I’m too old for this.”  Since he got the Mets last save — two days ago! — the Mets essentially released their closer.  That’s comical.  Oh, Mets, you’re always good for a laugh.  Now, I’d definitely pick up Jeurys Familia.  Sure, it could be Dice-K or Valverde that gets the next save, but do you seriously want them on your fantasy team?

Rafael Montero – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  The Mess and Yanks put up about 12 runs apiece in two games in New York than they suddenly can’t score.  What’s up with that?  Oh, they moved to Metco.  As for Montero, he looked decent.  Not the best pitcher I’ve ever seen, not the worst.  He gets another decent matchup next and I could see starting him.

CC Sabathia – No structural damage was found on Sabathia’s knee.  I’d say that’s probably accurate since, with his weight loss, you can actually see his structure.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  I picked him up three days ago.  On my team, 6-for-11, 2 homers, 6 runs and 3 RBIs.  Yup.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 0-for-3 and his 11th steal.  Rajai Davis is having a better season thus far.  Cust kayin’.

Masahiro Tanaka – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Okay, so he kinda looks better than Darvish.  Yeah, I said it.  Somewhere, Darvish is making a Tanaka origami figure and ripping out its elbow tendon.

Jason Grilli – Threw two 12-pitch simulated innings.  Damn, even in a simulated game he can’t get guys out on three pitches.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.25.  He’s now about four starts from being a 3.50 ERA pitcher as his xFIP says.  Seriously, if owning Liriano is your biggest concern, I want your team.

Wily Peralta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  You know a guy is having a nice season thus far when I have to open his player page to see if his ERA went up or down after a seven inning, one-run game.  Wily’s went down, but barely to 2.05.

Francisco Rodriguez – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!

Alex Wood – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Will remain in the bullpen and not start on Saturday.  This actually makes sense at this point.  Better than moving him back and forth, unless the goal is to injure him, which it totally could be knowing Fredi Gonzalez.

Julio Teheran – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  He called the trainer out in the first inning, telling the coaches that he had a blister that was affecting his pitching, so, of course, Fredi leaves him in the game.  I was yelling at the game like I was Paulie yelling at Rocky to throw in the towel before Drago killed Apollo.  Instead, Fredi let the Giants kill Teheran’s, and in turn my, ratios.  You couldn’t even give him Blistex?!  I hate you, Fredi, with every fiber of my bran cereal.

Tyler Pastronicky – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Has now played a few games in a row, replacing Uggla so it’s worth taking a look.  *looking at his minor league stats*  Well, maybe he’s not worth taking a look at, since he has 5-ish homer-power and 7-ish steal-speed.  Why he’s batting leadoff and Andrelton is batting eighth, I have no idea.  Maybe Fredi is like Donald Sterling only he race-hates aliens.

Hunter Pence – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Since most of the damage came against my novio, Teheran, I’m not happy with Pence.  Picking on a guy with a blister is not cool.

Mike Morse – 1-for-4 and a homer.  Guess how many homers he has.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  Nope, higher.  Keep going.  No, he doesn’t have 400.  Are you even trying?  He has nine homers.  Zoinks!  I think he has more homers than the entire Royals team combined.

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Shoot, he has more homers than the Royals team.  Bad year to draft Mostsuckass, Alex Gordon, Hosmer and Aoki on multiple teams.  *walks into The Octagon*  “So, is this UFC thing fake?”

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, but left the game with a sore big toe.  Sandoval was quick to point out his toe was not as big as it used to be.

Gregor Blanco – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI and 3 steals.  Geez, it’s not even Pagan, it’s whoever the Giants put in the leadoff slot in center field.

Nick Tepesch – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Asstros.  Tepesch actually had nice numbers in Triple-A this year (8+ K/9, 1.8 BB/9, 1.58 ERA), but he still hasn’t faced a major league offense, so I’d wait to see more before not wanting to passover Tepesch.

George Springer – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, which is also known in Houston as the two minutes of the Astros game worth watching.

Martin Perez – Has a tear in his UCL and now starting for every team…Ian Kennedy!

Matt Harrison – The news report said he’s facing spinal fusion surgery.  Sounds bad about his back, but I’d be more concerned about his head being able to face his back during surgery.

From Around The Web

  1. johnny2k says:
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    yahoo and espn both dont have a steal for parra, might want to double check that

    • Jason says:
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      @johnny2k: Box score indicates he was caught stealing second and was sentenced to consume stale ballpark coffee while being forced to watch a Nancy Grace rerun in clubhouse high definition. After which he indicated “your definition of high differs from mine man”. That’ll teach him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnny2k: It was there last night, changed…

  2. geegee says:
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    will stroman still be starting soon? and will it even matter for fantasy owners? looks like hes got a long ways to go..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @geegee: Not starting soon with how he’s pitching

  3. Piranhaman says:
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    Very good again, Grey :)

    I have two starters today.

    Eovaldi @SF
    Salazar @TOR

    Would you start them? Start Eovaldi and sit Salazar?

    • Pops says:
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      @Piranhaman: My league mate and I were talking about Salazar tonight. He said in one league he got him a one way ticket to Alburquerqe.
      I told him I would trade him Salazar for Verlander. lol Now, I see you want to bench him.
      All this means is first thing tomorrow, I am going to the Sports Book to bet on Salazar and Cleveland.

    • @Piranhaman: I’m definitely starting Eovaldi … Salazar will be a game-time decision. I like him, by that plastic grass in Toronto scares me.

    • Randy BoBandy says:
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      @Piranhaman:

      I’m benching Eovaldi…not the best match-up. Depends how your week is going as well (assuming H2H).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: kluber messed up TOR yesterday.

  4. gareth says:
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    That Swisher ticker tease may have pushed me over the edge in my decision on wether or not to drop him.

    As an Indians fan, any Indians player I drop almost always catches fire to punish me. So grab swisher everyone!

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @gareth:

      Does it sound like Brantley will start today?

      • gareth says:
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        I think they rest Brantley today and go with bourn, Murphy and raburn in the outfield. They’re facing a lefty too, so raburn is a logical choice. Nyger Morgan appears the worst of the two injuries as his leg was in a cast as he left the clubhouse last night.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth: this won’t work for swisher.

      • gareth says:
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        @goodfold2: you may be right.

  5. All in on rut says:
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    Lyons, Alex Wood, Teheran, Familia, Rosenthal

    For the week – 18ER in 15innings

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Gr8 article. Must read! Did a little research at baseball-almanac.com. You are absolutely right! To find a #2 hitter go hitless or counting-statless is unheard of. The two gems I found were the closest but again no #2 hitters to be found.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=195006290PHA

    Chapman the RF and clean up hitter went 0/4 while his team scored 14 runs on 15 hits.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200808120BOS

    Coco Crisp went 1/4 (no counting stats) when boston scored 19 runs on 17 hits out of the #7 hole and michael young went 1/6 (also no counting stats) when texas scored 17 runs on 20 hits out of the #3 hole.

    Good stuff, right?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Nice research! Really is kinda crazy what Swisher did last night…

  7. Wacha Wacha says:
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    ¿Start Buchholz at Min today or not worth the risk?

    • Heatcheck3 says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: I picked him up in a league hoping its a turning point… Prayer rhombus anyone?

    • timmyk93 says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: SON loves him today. I am rolling with him fwiw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: You shouldn’t own him if you don’t start him today

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: $15 value according to SON.

  8. Bigjrod21 says:
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    Mike Minor was dropped in league. Drop Niese or Tillman for him and how much of $100 waiver budget would you spend?

  9. No Soup for You says:
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    I was offered Kluber for I Kennedy straight up yesterday… seems like a lateral move but do you have any preference between the two of them?

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    A few more nuggets to chew on…

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=193907041PHA

    The catcher (#8 hitter Desautels) went 1/5 (no counting stats)

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200604290NYA

    Jeter 0/4 with 1 RBI as the #2 hitter.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=192306010PHI

    Smith the catcher, 0/5 out of the #8 hole.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199905050CHN

    Mike Lansing out of the #2 slot going 2/6 (2 singles and no counting stats) and good ol’ Vinny Castilla 0/5 with only 1 run scored batting 5th.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Holy crap, look at the Yankee lineup for Jeter’s 0-fer game back then. 2006, what a fucking loaded lineup that was, not a bad hitter in it. Those were the days Yankee fans….

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Swfcdan: And look at Torre flogging those MRs!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: craziest part is how TOR had a shitty SP named Mcgowan back then too. HA!

  11. gordon shumway says:
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    Hey Grey- how would you rank the following three ROS for an OBP SLG no AVG league-
    Heyward, Polanco, Alex Gordon. I have the first two on my bench and wondering if I should drop either for the Gordon, who was just dropped, or maybe drop a pitcher for him.

    Thanks for the good work! Enjoying the podcasts now as well!

  12. bossmanjunior says:
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    Rank the top 2. Thanks!

    Ubaldo @KC, vCLE, @HOU
    Pomeranz @TB, @TOR, vLAA
    Skaggs vHOU, @SEA, @OAK
    Quintana @HOU, @KC, vCLE
    Koehler @SF, vMIL, @WAS
    Kuechel @LAA, @SEA, vBAL
    Elias @MIN, vHOU, vLAA

  13. Bertchr22 says:
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    I have a Scociapath theory. Maybe because Freiri is so prone to the HR, that with Revere, Rollins, and Utley coming up in the 8th, it wasn’t as scary as Howard, Byrd, and Brown in the 9th. Both innings had good hitters due up, but I guess with this theory than Smith should just be the closer.

    Is Smith better against righties? With there being only one due up and in the 9th?

    I’m desperate for this to be an aberration because I stupidly dropped Smith in a very competitive league and he will get claimed. I own Lindstrom, Rondon, Familia, and Doolittle, so he could have helped and I’m near the bottom of the league in saves. Ugh. Rant over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bertchr22: Maybe, I guess… Think it was really just an insane move

  14. Hurling Darvishes says:
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    Jose abreu/Aroldis chapman for longoria/fielder. Who do you like?

  15. Mr. Rickey says:
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    This closer thing is confusing. I dropped Joe Smith and picked up Familia. Then, I dropped Familia and picked up O’day. Should I reverse my process or leave it alone? I can’t get Freiri because I dropped him when he lost the job to Smith and someone else grabbed him – I wasn’t that upset.

  16. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    An ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye.

  17. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Hey @CRAM IT i told you to start Kluber last night….Arent you glad you listened…HA

    • Cram It says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Ha. I should have my own fantasy baseball blog! Glad you pulled the trigger.

  18. KCC26 says:
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    Would you rather own montero, McCarthy, or stroman? Thanks!

    • KCC26 says:
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      @KCC26: actually throw keuchel in that group and pick two. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: McCarthy, Keuchel

  19. Travis says:
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    Speculating on saves, have two roster slots currently held by Allen and Shaw… Drop one/both for: Doolittle, Familia, ODay, Britton?

    • @Travis: I’d probably drop Allen for Familia.

      • Travis says:
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        @Enrique: or motte is out there too. With Rosenthals struggles, motte takeover 9th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Travis: Allen for Familia

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @Grey: Allen in the Familia!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Grey: Allen the Familia

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nick said that above

  20. Donald Trump says:
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    Time to add Motte to rosters?

    • fri-guy says:
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      @Donald Trump: added him to my DL as soon as Kershaw returned. If you have the space, I concur he will likely get a shot to close.

  21. Wade boggs says:
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    Drop robbie Ray for liriano?

    • @Wade boggs: yes, Yes, YES. How shallow a league is it that Liriano’s a FA?

      I’m not sure Ray stays in the rotation once Anibal’s back unless they flip Smyly back to middle relief.

      • Wade boggs says:
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        @Enrique: thanks man. It’s actually a 12 teamer but have liriano on my other league and he has been frustrating. Last nights start makes me feel better though

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Wade boggs: there’s all sorts of people around here that have been either throwing away or being talked off a ledge nearly throwing away liriano.

  22. Nimrod says:
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    Wong or Espinosa, OPS league. Could use more steals and not a drain on BA.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Nimrod: Espinosa seems to be falling off so Id take a shot at wong

  23. Eddie the Mush says:
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    Cain or Viciedo for ROS?
    Thanks

  24. Grant says:
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    So my 2B situation finally just got unbearable, Miller is never going to get his stuff together I guess, I tried Espinosa, now Odor is stinking it up. I finally traded Bailey for Kendrick, was this a good trade, considering how much 2B sucks, I have some decent SP, Gray, Richards, Tillman, Kennedy, got Stroman riding middle releif right now, and some others. Just please tell me I didn’t totally screw myself.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Grant: I dont like the trade

    • Cram It says:
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      @Grant: Not good

    • Jay says:
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      @Grant: yeah, I don’t want to pile on, but that wasn’t a great move. I’m having trouble at second base this season too, but I would have rather held Homer and dealt with a revolving door at second.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Grant:

      i think that you pretty much screw yourself
      every time you have stroman in your line-up
      while he’s throwing out of the bull-pen .

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Grant: Not a great trade dude, I don’t like Homer either but I would have gotten more than a hot schmotato for him. At least get some baked beans and cheese inside the schmotato. Harsh crowd today eh!

  25. Iguy says:
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    Hey Grey, is Brandon Belt worth stashing in a shallow league? Harper will be occupying my DL spot until the All-Star break, so he’s taking up a bench spot that could be used by a pitcher. Thoughts?

    • @Iguy: In a shallow league I’d probably drop Belt. He was usually frustrating to own until this year and there’s no guarantee he gets his timing back. My best guess is you’d be able to pick him up again once he starts rehab and have that roster spot available in the meantime.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Iguy: Lose Belt

  26. Mike says:
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    Thanks for this one …

    Sure, it could be Dice-K or Valverde that gets the next save, but do you seriously want them on your fantasy team?

    Too funny.

    Mike.

  27. Thump says:
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    Read these each morning, great read,,

    Question.. Tavares, Polanco or Bryant? Please Rank.. Thinking about dealing one of the OFs for Bryant.. but cannot decide which or if at all.. thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thump: Thanks! Polanco

  28. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who would be – of the motley crew that follows – the last, end of bench, pitcher on your team?

    CC Sabathia
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Jake Peavy
    Matt Garza
    Tim Lincecum
    Ubaldo Jimenez

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Phil says:
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      Lincecum

    • burningbridges247 says:
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      @Mike: I think Lincecum’s next three matchups are pretty good ones for him, and he could get you a lot of Ks. Also like Ubaldo, but he scares me a bit more than Timmy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: The guy you’d drop? CC

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        I am sorry – I was not clear.

        I have Peavy right now – is he the keeper from this group or is it Lincecum as suggested above?

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peavy isn’t ownable in most leagues, he’s not a keeper

  29. Nicknice says:
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    Lowrie or Crawford at ss while zobrist is out

  30. de nachos says:
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    I’m oh-fer-2 on my returning-pitcher weekend saviors, Wood and now Cingrani getting bumped due to rain/double-header reshuffling/Bryan Price’s Italophobia.

    We’re giving Shelby another shot against the Krazy Braves, yes? SON hasn’t reset it for the Saturday start, but I imagine it will be north of $10 again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Haha… I’d start just about anyone vs. Braves

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: remember when Lyons (he of the 9 earned against CUBS back on monday ruining my entire week in 2 different H2H’s) looked really good against ATL, yep, i bet Lyons does.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  31. papasmurf says:
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    First time I’ve benched Morse during his cold streak, versus Tehran. Of course, homers. Never fails. In very tight race in a bunch of offensive cateories too. FML.

    And Norris who I started instead at UTIL against some nameless CHW dude goes 0 for 3.

    Sonnuvabench!

    H I picked up Martin Perez when Joshnson went down in the spring… Whay NYY pitchr can I pick up now? …

      • papasmurf says:
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        I am a glutton for punishment. I will sit Morse again against Eovaldi.

  32. Hagar's Henchman says:
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    Eric Young or AJ Pollock?

  33. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Would you trade Bonifacio for Kazmir? Thank you.

  34. Hi Grey, everyone —

    I’m in this 14-team league with a very small bench and a single DL that forces some managers to make some puzzling drops (Rosario, RZimmerman, Salazar and Kluber have all been dropped and picked up so far). I’ve got the No. 3 waiver priority and have Anibal’s in my DL slot. I want to have another DL player to camp there once he’s activated … Trumbo is on waivers and comes off tomorrow; TWalker is a FA. Is the difference in their value enough that I should use the No. 3 priority to grab Trumbo? Or would it be better to see if he clears and if not to grab Walker? (I realize the hitter-pitcher comparison is flawed, but this team doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses).

    And a more straight-forward question in a different league: I have JSmith as a closer … would O’Day or Doolittle make more sense?

    Thanks!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Enrique: Id use it on Trumbo

    • Sniff Test says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: wished he would have kicked her in the nuts@Enrique: trumbo & doolittle. Manager says he wants Frieri closing, O’Day might run away with it but is setting up as of today. Doolittle is the hot hand in the bp now will get save chances until he coughs it up. O’Day could be best long term bet. Dolittle best short term, Smith fading.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Enrique: I would hold the claim , then just pick him up after. either way some other guy on the dl will be dropped. There’s always someone who does the drink n drop , you will want it then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Yes, Trumbo….Hold Smith

  35. Nimrod says:
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    Hey Grey, Two 3rd BM league with OPS. I have Uribe and Middlebrooks. Sandoval is on waivers plus Aviles, Chisenhall and Plouffe are FA’s. What two out of the six would be the best choices?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nimrod: Sandoval, Plouffe

  36. Ray says:
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    Drop Aoki for Wong?

  37. burningbridges247 says:
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    Holding on Cody Allen. Go ahead and grab Familia now? Thanks, as always.

  38. JeF With 1 F says:
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    So my daughter goes out to dinner with a guy from school last night for the first time…..when he came to pick her up i told him that whatever he does to her while they are out, im going to do that to him when they got back. Needless to say they were back by 8pm…my daughter was pissed at me for embarrassing her and i slept like a baby.

    • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Man, there are so many things he could have done to her that would have made you regret that threat…

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Regan: Then he would be walking funny this morning

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Wish you had that on a hidden camera!

        • serch says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: As a guy with a teenage daughter, I just need to know…can I use that line? Awesome!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @serch: Its all yours

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: if he were smarter he’d have realized that yr daughter wouldn’t tell her father what consensual sex acts she’s engaging in if she knew her father might mess up the dude she likes that she’s doing them with.

  39. Travis says:
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    In my holds league I grabbed Ziegler as a handcuff for Reed and a useful middle reliever. After last night, not sure he’s as likely to bump Reed. Continue holding him, or replace with someone like Doolittle, David Carpenter, Furbush, Allen, or Siegrist. This is purely for holds, not chance at closer job–but don’t want my ratios killed.

  40. Raerosmith says:
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    I’m in MI Hell. Grant Green, Beckham or Brandon Crawford? Also Zunio or Wilin Rosario for rest of 2014. Thanks for any advice!

    • Sniff Test says:
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      @Raerosmith: beckham rosario

  41. Max says:
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    8 man roto; 1850 inning cap; k/9 league. Best option to replace JFer ROS?

    Liriano, Hudson, Lohse, Gallardo, R.Montero, Tillman, Gausman, Kuroda, Smyly, T.Ross, Odrizzi, Skaggs, Porcello, Hammel, Peralta?

    Thanks Grey

    • Max says:
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      @Max: I’ll throw in Ubaldo, Arroyo and Pomeranz too. Also considering trying to ride a few hot arms in the meantime and maybe wait on Bradley or Syndegaard. The leagues setting really value quantity or quality.

      • Max says:
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        @Max: sorry meant quality over quantity

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Liriano

  42. Lville Jim says:
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    13 team all keepers no cash values points league. I have AJ Griffin, Martin Perez, and Brandon Belt all dl eligible. Only have two dl spots and was considerng waiving one of the pitchers. Which one would you lose?

  43. Robbi Baseball says:
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    ROS Escobar or Solarte?

  44. Sniff Test says:
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    Story problem Fantasy Math 102. Im in a 14 team league with 4DH spots…5X5: Currently in DH spots is Craig, Gordon, Villar and Cameron. I have Villar as my second speed guy so he has more value to my team than meets the eye (at least in my mind). Gerardo Parra, Adam Lind and Aaron Hill are on free agents, Mesoraco and Profar are on my dl stash. I need help in Ave and RBI. Does Mesoraco have a spot when he comes back?.he was on fire before he got hurt and contributed to the cats i need help with (other catcher is Posey) or do any of the free agents out there have better value than the guys in my DH spots. Craig needs to get it going.

  45. Justin says:
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    Drop Brad Miller for Wong?

  46. Hey Grey, ROS player rater has Matt Dominguez rated higher than Nick Castellanos…Who do YOU think is the better choice..cheers

  47. Scooter G says:
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    Hey Grey! Would you rather own Alex Gordon or Alex Cobb ROS?

  48. John Son - Bastard Son of Eddard SON says:
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    The King’s Hand, Eddard SON is possessed by the Red Priestess, Melisandrelton. Kluber was at 4.2 or some crap. Teheran mid-20s. I benched accordingly. Now I’ve lost another week. Thanks Dad.

  49. Travis says:
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    My SP is deep: Tanaka, Price, Shields, Cobb, Ventura, Fister, Sale. Given our leagues tight inning cap and the fact two of the above should come off the DL soon, I’m trying to shop one…

    My biggest need is OF (Bruce DL and Beltran possible)… Should I go big and offer Sale or Price for either McCutchen or Rios? I know you’ve been big on selling Sale, and are a Price hater, but Sale looked great pre-DL and Price looked good last start (velocity way up). I’m torn. Could just keep filling the gap with hot schomatoes.

    My other need is closers (only have Street and Melancon).. Which SP would you rank the lowest, that I might could shop for a closer (Ventura? Fister?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Travis: You’re getting McCutchen with Sale? Sure, go for it… Fister is your worst SP

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: not getting any yet, just asking what you think. So you’d offer Sale over Price?

        • Travis says:
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          @Travis: what about either of those two got Rios (guys second best OF)?

  50. anchovies says:
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    another trade i’m skeptical about….tho zobrist hasnt been all that great and he’s headed for the dl:
    MY zobrist & garza for B. Phillips and S. Castro/

    thanks
    dave

  51. Cram It says:
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    Quit picking on the Mets! Never shy about taking shots at them. I know you’re from Jersey right? What are you a Phillies fan?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Amen

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: @JeF With 1 F: yeah, I hear ya. I’m from Illinois and a Cubs fan. Our franchise has been a laughing stock since the mid-40’s. You definitely don’t see the jabs taken at them like you do the Mets and, aside from the fact that the Cubs minor league system is ranked higher than the Mets, not like the two franchises are much different. They both continue to suck.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: I won’t compare the two, you have it much worse then we do. At least we get a couple of months of rooting before we fade out and we’ve had a few years sprinkled in that we were competitive until the end since the Subway World Series…which was incredible to a be fan during. The Cubs…you’ve just flat out stunk for so long.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Wilsonian: @Cram It: If either of us ever do win it will be that much better….I was nine when the mets won in 86…I havent seen a championship for any of my teams since…Jets…Knicks…Islanders….I seem to live by the words…Next year we should be good.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Cram It: @JeF With 1 F: yeah, it’s been a long time of struggling for us. All I ever hear is “1908” because I live in the part of Illinois that LOVES the Cardinals. I was in my Senior year of college in 2003 when the Cubs blew it. I honestly thought that was going to be the year. That team was great. If they ever win, pretty sure Chicago will have to shut down the North Side. I’m also a fan of everything Chicago, but baseball and football are my two favorites. It seems like everything but those two win for me. At least the Bears have been in two Super Bowls since I’ve been alive, winning one. But I was 3 years old when they last won the Super Bowl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: They released their closer of two days ago, hard to find a move that puzzling…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Not when the closer is Farnsworth

      • Sniff Test says:
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        @Grey: i read they did it to avoid paying him money due at 45 days

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Sniff Test: Now that sounds like my Mets

        • Carnac says:
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          Yeah, terrible.

    • Carnac says:
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      They did it on the eve of the vesting of his contract. Pretty sh*tty. And I’m a Mets fan. Or, at least I was. I think I’m going on sabbatical.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pretty lame move

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Grey: I cant go to crazy…Farnsworth has been robbing teams for years

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Eh, he didn’t deserve that treatment

            • Sniff Test says:
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              @Grey: Especially from a team that wastes money like the government.

  52. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade Heyward and get fister? Using Vmart at util
    Or
    Trade Vmart/Chavez to get wacha and use heyward at util

    What trade do you prefer. Thanks

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      It is a keeper league……all the same heyward hasn’t don’t anything to make me think about keeping him…….also Darren o’day or zach Britton better shot at closing? Thanks for all the imput!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Wacha and O’Day

      • Sportive Tricks says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s what she said.

  53. Tom says:
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    Yesterday in comments you seemed to like Shaw, Gregerson, O’Day and Familia in that order, but your column said Doolittle over Gregerson, Familia a little more solid and Baltimore in flux, so would your rank be Shaw, Familia, Doolittle, Qualls, O’Day?

    Recommendation – to save you and your commenter’s time (and something that might be a great new daily column for Razzball) – take the candidates from the 6 or so teams where there is closer controversy and rank them. I’d bet it would eliminate ¼ of the questions. Maybe you could hand the leg work off to Smokey. Then, off course, give me credit for a great idea.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Tom: that would just leave more catcher questions

    • FLOW says:
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      Everyone assuming Shaw is next in line but interesting that he was used in 8th inning yesterday and was set to come in with Indians up 6-2 before they tacked on 3 more in top of 8th ………….seems like they had Shaw coming in for 8th and someone else coming in for 9th (Allen ? ) …..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Things change daily…

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Yes, I know, that’s why I proposed a daily column. It could just be a simple list. You do it any way in comments.

        Did you agree with my ranking?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  54. Jack says:
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    Do you trust Sonny Gray to be strong in September when I need him most in my H2H? He’s coming off only 182 innings in 2013 and he’s small.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: I wouldn’t be worried about it now

  55. Fireball Feliz says:
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    “Spinal Fusion” sounds like a crappy prog rock band. Rangers are boned… I’m about ready to give up on 2014.

    • burningbridges247 says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Amen. They have had the absolute worst luck. With their season AND my fantasy teams season in the toilet right now, I feel like I am in an abusive relationship with baseball and I just “ran into a door”.

  56. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Pick 2 for roto ROS: Ozuna, Wong, and Villar?

    Also, should I be holding both Ramos and Mesoraco? Afraid to drop one in a 12-team league for fear that the other will get re-injured or do nothing.

      • The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! What about Mesoraco and Gomes ROS?

        Also, if I’m dropping Ramos, should I pick up Wong to back up 2B (Gyorko is current starter) or add someone like Francisco, Crisp, Cain, or Calhoun to bench?

        Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mesoraco…. Crisp

  57. E says:
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    Great stuff.

    9 team roto 5×5 with no UTIL spots: who to drop when Cobb & Cingrani come off DL?
    Eovaldi
    Salazar
    Aybar (have Segura starting lately)
    Gyorko (have Arenado starting over him)
    Shaw (have Rosenthal & Soria as only other RP’s with 4 total RP slots)

    Also, here are current available RPs .. any other moves you’d suggest?
    O’Day, Familia, Doolittle, Motte (stash/handcuff?)

    Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Aybar, Gyorko

      • E says:
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        @Grey: Keep Shaw over Familia?

  58. Tom says:
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    Which 1 to keep of Beltran, A. Soriano, Butler?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Tom: Beltran

  59. Rob Brown says:
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    How is Kennedy looking against Cincinnati tonight? Pitch ‘em or park ‘em?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob Brown: He should be fine, but it’s risky

      • Rob Brown says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Ross says:
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    Someone just dropped Jo-Fer in my 12 team 6 player keeper league. Is he worth a waiver claim and stash?

  61. booya says:
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    How do you rank Wong, Gennett, Xander and Espinosa for MI slot in H2H 6×6 w/ OPS?

    Thanks

      • booya says:
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        @Grey: Would you want Villar over Wong?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Villar, yes

  62. Swfcdan says:
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    Verlander and Gausman (prospect) OR Price and Almora (prospect)?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Verlander

  63. SteveThePirate says:
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    Should I try to make a move for Teheran? His owner wants a Util in exchange..

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @SteveThePirate: If it works for you why not

  64. RotisMLB says:
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    Jay Bruce, K-Rod and Middlebrooks for Longoria… What an awful trade!

    “So who knows” how the Bruce injury will turn out? Well, the dude didn’t have chemotherapy?, he had minor knee surgery, is said to be doing great and is just two or so weeks away. He should be FINE. He’ll very soon provide a massive source of power. KRod had ONE bad game, but otherwise has been the best RP in the game. Plus, you ‘threw in’ Middlebrooks who has very real power hitter upside and well could just have a rusty swing coming off injury.

    A total panic move. It’s a loooong season and we’re still in May. You will be kicking yourself over this move by early June… and won’t stop until early October. I wish fish like you swam around in my league. Could call you up after one of your players goes 0 for 5 and offer you some shiney beads!

    • gareth says:
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      @RotisMLB: middlebrooks is barely ownable right now and could head back to the minors if his struggling continues. k-rod may yet turn back into a pumpkin and Henderson reclaims the job. Bruce is a nice player but I’d take longoria over him any time.

      Grey now has longoria and two empty spots. Being the soothsayer he is, hes probably already grabbed two guys of value to replace k-rod and middlebrooks.

      Fantasy 101. He got the best player in the deal.

      • Jason says:
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        @gareth: Seriously – why ever use snarky, elitist responses when you can simply disagree? (I don’t mean you of course gareth). Longoria has the best upside of the bunch and Bruce can be a real liability in H2H leagues given his streaky nature. Middlebrooks is absolutely waiver fodder in all but the deepest of leagues (dropped him in an ultra competitive dynasty a month ago and he’s still out there on the wire). As for K-Rod, it’s the perfect time to trade him – I see the deal as Bruce/K-Rod for Longoria and two bench spots. I believe Grey did well here.

        The whole “I wish you were in my league” nonsense is also so played out and cliché.

  65. Will says:
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    Would you do Teheran for Marte? 6 x 6 (OPS & L) and I’m struggling in wins but could also use R and SB. Marte can also be kept as a 17th rd pick next year.

    Current SPs: Strasburg, Porcello, Masteron, Beckett, Wheeler, T. Walker
    Current OF: J. Upton, Rios, Gordon, Maybin, Taveras, Polanco

    I guess I could always flip Taveras or Polanco as they have good keeper value.

    • Will says:
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      @Will: Also should note we only start 3 OF and two Util. I could also try to sell high on Upton for a SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Sure, it’s fair

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        Then looking to trade Upton for Bumgarner…fair?

        • Jay says:
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          @Will: So you would end up with MArte and Bumgarner over J-Up and Teheran? seems like an even swap overall…

          • Will says:
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            @Jay: Correct…I put both trades out there, we’ll see what happens

  66. Ben. says:
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    Hosmer or Kinsler?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ben.: Kinsler

  67. Parker says:
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    Wong or Espinosa for ROS? Thanks!

  68. Frank White says:
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    Hey what’s up Grey… I have one add left this week with a small lead. I was 0-4 then win the past two and now 2-4 so winning for me is a must. Anyway should I use my last add to stream a pitcher and concentrate on getting the win or should I use it to pick up Pomeranz off waivers for the future of my team?? I think De LA Rosa looks good tomorrow on the SON. Thanks!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Frank White: Use it for a better streamer this week.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks.. Any suggestions on who u like on the SON?? Can you give me a couple in case he’s taken please? I was gonna pickup La Rosa but someone beat me to the punch. So Pissed!!! Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know who’s available…

          • Frank White says:
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            Do you like Phelps, he’s vs Volquez tomorrow?? The SON likes it if I read it right hates Volquez with $-11.3 and the win loss percentage is .40 to .33 and I don’t see much the rest of the week

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

  69. Ben. says:
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    Would you drop any of these players for Wong?

    CJ Cron, Axford, Rex Brothers, Roenis Elias

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ben.: Dont know what your settings are but axford and brothers could go

  70. Whodat says:
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    dice K, jim Johnson or valverde for last resort pickup for saves???

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Whodat: JJ

  71. The Armchair Admiral says:
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    Great website! Liriano is on waivers, should I drop any of the following for him?: Salazar, Masterson, Keuchel, Pomeranz

    Thanks!

  72. Swfcdan says:
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    J Smith or Melancon for saves ROW (I have Frieri)?

  73. Eddy says:
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    Someone offered me Justin Masterson for Jesse Chavez in a 12-teamer. Masterson has been a bit unlucky so far, but I’m still iffy on it.

    His splits are bonkers again. He’s basically facing a right-handed Nick Swisher on the right side and Robinson Cano on the left.

    Pass, right?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy:

      Side note. Same league, same trade partner needs SP. Thinking of offering Bruce and Chavez for Ortiz. Do you believe in the Papi? It’s an OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: I don’t love the Bruce trade, I’d hold Chavez

  74. Natty Boh says:
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    As an avid Orioles fan, I really thought about this. I don’t see the Os going with O’Day. 1. Buck is very loyal to his veterans. 2. Look how long Buck stuck with Jim Johnson last year. 3. Buck has said O’day is most effective when he’s coming off rest. You want a real curve ball prediction….if Gausman continues to struggle this season, look for him to be the closer after the all star break and returning to starter next spring.

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Natty Boh: Zach Britton has been lights out btw, but I don’t think they’ll change his roll.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Natty Boh: Gausman would be a real crazy pick

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Natty Boh:

      might they re-visit the norris idea ??

  75. jack says:
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    Lind or Adams ROS H2H w/OBP?

    • jack says:
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      @jack: Trade either one of them in for Singleton since his GM says he’s “on deck”.

  76. Plumbing4 says:
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    Wong, Ackley, or Bogaerts ROS. Choose 1

    Currently I have Gyorko at 2B, Segura at SS and Machado at 3B.

    Any of these would be off the bench at UTIL or for one of these 3 guys at times.

  77. Tyler says:
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    Who’s a better Zobrist fill in, Crawford or Ass Dribble

  78. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12 team 6×6 (OPS and QS) H2H:

    1. Doubleheader batty call: Gyorko (HT 18.1, 6.8), the suddenly hot Headley (8.1, -0.8), Smith v 2 righties (12.5, 1.6) or Venable (17.1, 6.0)?

    2. ROS, Yelich or Ozuna as a bench OF?

    3. Drop Masterson for a streamer? My other SP are Bum, Gray, Porcello and a streamer spot.

  79. Rob says:
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    AL only league. I’m in last place in all pitching categories. Soria is my only closer. Should I trade him for a good SP and just dump saves at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Should you get something for him or just dump him?

      • Rob says:
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        @Grey: I mean, should I keep him and retain his value on my team, or trade him away for a SP that can help in four categories.. but if I trade him, then I’m dumping saves (even though I’m in last in saves anyway)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade him for a piece you could use

  80. Tom Emanski says:
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    I have Eovaldi, but he’s not getting enough wins for my liking. Drop him for Kluber?

  81. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Astros General Manager Jeff Lunhow said that prospect first baseman Jonathan Singleton is “on deck.”

    Lunhow refused to disclose details, but indicated that “when the time is right,” Singleton will be promoted to Houston. The Super 2 deadline will likely pass in early June, so there is a good chance that early June will be when the time is right.

    Source: Brian McTaggart on MLB.com

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: I read it too on Rotoworld…I think that’s inaccurate… He’ll be up sooner…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: Man i hope so,grabbed him in bothe rcl,s and need the spot,ive had him this long,cant drop him now,i did the same with Puig last year and dropped him the day before they called him up,yes these are real tears,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, damn

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: damn that sucks.

  82. Aero says:
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    10-teamer been offered Cano for my Bautista. Currently starting Utley at 2b. I’d normally like this deal, but do you think if I’m left with an OF of a DL’d Harper, dinged up Beltran, slumpy Gordon, Myers, and the oft injured Werth that I could be leaving my team exposed? Or am I over thinking this?

  83. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5. Wong or Peralta at MI?

  84. JFK says:
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    Machado/Werth/Lindstrom for Hamilton/Cain seem fair?
    I could use an arm, and he could use some offensive help right now.

    Along those lines, Machado or Lawrie ROS?
    Also, while Lindstrom has a fairly long leash, every outing has had the potential to blow up… who do you see getting the first crack when he inevitably falters?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JFK: Hamilton side… Machado… Webb

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  85. Fish says:
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    Richards or Eovaldi ROS?

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: What about Masterson vs. Richards?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Richards

  86. Wake Up says:
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    As Big Sloppy said in his ASPCA spot, “This poster that I’m putting up doesn’t say I miss Socks, it says I lost him…he was was MY f*cking k*itty!”

  87. Principal Blackman says:
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    Should I swap out Scooter for Kolten in standard 12-team, or should I just leave well enough alone? I’m not sure, but it feels kind of like a lateral move.

  88. Teddy Heater says:
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    I didn’t see the Atlanta game, but Teheran had 5 walks so I thought the ump was squeezing him. Nope! Friggin Fredi, doesn’t he know I was still sore from pegboy Lyons on Monday!

  89. Thank you for the Yay Area reference, it brought me back to my high school days when I was smoking weed with Mexicans behind the bleachers and listening to E-40, OOOOOOHHHHH!

    As for Tanaka, I still stand by my statement that his stuff reminds me of a Yung Lincecum. Hitters are straight up guessing at the plate against him and fanning on his splitter (circle-change for Lincecum) when you know it’s going to be out of the strike zone. Hopefully he doesn’t go down the same path as Lincecum…. Remember when he used to be a fantasy ace and you didn’t have to pray that he was facing the Padres or Braves every time out? Yeah, me neither (refer back to the weed smoking days).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JashFath: Nice! Yeah, I could see that comparison…

  90. Jon says:
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    Gomes or Castro over Ramos ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Gomes

  91. Clive says:
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    Who wins this trade – 10 team keeper league: Felix for G Cole/Alexei Ramirez ?

    Thanks!

  92. Papajeansegura says:
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    Would you trade Longo and Cashner for Puig? or should I be getting a throw in?-My back up 3B is Pablo Sandoval… sucks but so does my team obviously. I have decent to good SP-Anibal, Fister, Estrada, Homer Bailey, Teheran, and Cahsner.
    Also, is Billy Butler worth hanging on to or should I drop for Ryan Howard?(might have asked before, my bad but I lost the comment, you get so freaking many, and I forgot to check the little box.)

  93. chris says:
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    Starting to consider picking up some prospects, wanted to get your thoughts. Tavaras, Singleton and Bauer. 10 team keeper league, we keep 7 total players. Looking at my current roster who should I consider dropping to pick up those players?

    Current roster
    C – Montero
    1b – Hosmer
    2b – Kinsler
    3b Arencido
    SS – Hanley
    OF – Rios
    OF – Pence
    OF – Cabrera
    U – Machado

    Bench
    Napoli
    Hill
    Brantely
    Heyward
    Hunter
    Gordon

    Pitching
    My top 3 are Kershaw, Verlander and Strausburg

    Other Niese, Tillman, Reed, Cischek, Evoldi, Fister and Wheeler.

    May shop Wheeler for Bogarts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Hunter for Singleton

  94. Wake Up says:
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    Is this the first time George Michael has been associated with Reddick?

  95. L-Boogie says:
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    Crazy trade offer. 12 team 5×5

    1) Trout, Scherzer, Gyorko for Pujols, Gray, Ozuna, EvCab

    2) I assume Gyorko > Wong so what about Trout, Scherzer, Wong for Pujols, Gray, Ozuna, EvCab?

    Thanks.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Just to clarify, you would still go Trout side even if I replaced Gyorko with Wong?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  96. John says:
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    OF Stanton AJones Puig Myers Gordon- Harper DL……… WOW lol anyhow its a 10 teamer and I focused on outfield did few buy lows.

    Looking to trade Gordon for an arm but gordon doesnt get much in my 10 team. Trying to get G Richards and only other arm he has that generally fair is TROSS?

    Told him I dont really want ross altho I may take him? yes no
    Im trying to get Richards we will see final answer today good? yes no

    Would you trade myers for richards?….
    Would you trade Myers for Fister? not loving the myers deals?

    Got t walker working his way back not sure how helpful he will be but I will need to drop someone at some point. Meaning i could just hold if i cant get the gordon deals and pick up keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: No, I wouldn’t trade Myers

      • John says:
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        @Grey: bother with gordon for ross? Id want richards correct?

        richards or keuchel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alex Gordon over Garrett Richards if that’s what you’re asking… Richards over Keuchel

  97. Mark says:
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    Hey grey- with the good game for keuchel last night would you add him? Also look ok at smyly, & Josh tomlin

  98. Regan says:
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    I’m so done with Yahoo standard leagues. These people are so bad it’s not even really fun. 4 managers haven’t even made one transaction. It’s like Yahoo just invented them to fill out the 12 or something. I even emailed them and insulted their mothers and still nothing…What’ so annoying is constantly having all these pitchers on the waiver wire I’m rosterbating all over my keyboard every night.
    Like you said about the Liriano problem, that’s literally my problem. He’s on the waiver wire where I put him along with Mike Minor who some idiot dropped. I have
    Cobb, Teheran, Gray, Ventura, Kluber, Eavoldi, Kennedy and Richards. No way I should have that many good arms. Would you drop any of those for Minor? I already have Liriano on enough teams to keep me up at night. Thanks!

    • Regan says:
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      @Regan: BTW – Nice call on Liriano and Kluber yesterday. Don’t know how you make those calls. Been playing this game for 16 years, still got much to learn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Regan: Prolly just hold for now… You should play in an RCL

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey: Agreed, moving from a standard public league to the RCL is like going from Low-A ball to the show. BIG adjustment.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Drexel Hill Dragons: i agree he didn’t hesitate to call everyone to play liriano when it game signs just before may have said not to, but in the case of Kluber, he’d been great for last few starts.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Regan: Draft on a Saturday night,you’ll get a league full of competitive geeks.

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Hondo: that’s likely very good advice, same for mocks too (possibly even more so with mocks). think about it.

  99. RTP says:
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    Pick two: Kuroda, Liriano, Lincecum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Not Kuroda

  100. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Lincecum or Pomeranz?

    Rank these prospects in a keeper league:
    Buxton, Kris Bryant, Maikel Franco

    Thanks!

  101. John says:
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    BTW cracking up about the Pablo toe deal…..Pablo takes show off, struggles to get tight sock off and as it comes off he say “told you guys it was smaller see”!!

  102. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Grey on Gray: Been offered Marte for Sonny and I’m not sure what to do. At this point, Marte’s speed could allow me to trade Dee Gordon, but is it worth trading just to open up more trade options? Did I just answer my own question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Go for it

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: Doin it! Thanks Grey. See if you can get Nick to not talk baseball at ALL on a pod/tv/radio/streaming video. Him trying to get you on track is hilarious. Also, Fug Wilmer Valderrama!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, will do!

  103. The Dude says:
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    Pick a side (OBP league):

    Votto, T. Walker, Burnett

    or

    Beltran, Chapman, Minor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  104. Smalls Killer says:
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    Just stopped by for the daily Big Hurt/Grande Dolor soap opera. It’s leading to a nice Friday cliffhanger….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  105. timmyk93 says:
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    Was offered Jose Bautista for my Sonny Gray. No brainer IMO. Already accepted, just wanted to get your .02. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No brainer, indeed

  106. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which one would you bench today?

    Phillips double header vs SD
    Jerk double header @ CIN
    Ey2 vs NYY

    Strikeouts are a cat hence the hesitancy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  107. E says:
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    Shaw or Familia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  108. gareth says:
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    I think I’m sitting Salazar tonight. He’s Homer prone and faces a team very capable of taking someone deep. Anyone starting him?

    • E says:
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      @gareth: Starting him in H2H.. sitting in roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: ok. I went against your advice to sit masterson the other day and got burned. You were right about starting kluber too.

        Hopefully this isn’t a meatloaf (two out of three aint bad).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  109. Jay says:
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    Mesoraco? i dont have a DL spot for him, should I drop him and move onto Norris or just hold out and continue waiting?
    everyday I wait though I’m not running out a catcher…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  110. E says:
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    Give Verlander & Rendon to get Kinsler?
    Roto 5×5 and have nice SP depth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  111. Funky Tong says:
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    Great stuff, Grey.

    Eaton or Rosario ROS in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  112. Kolten Wong (flu) is not in the Cardinals’ starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.
    Wong was brought back from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday but is now dealing with a stomach virus. Mark Ellis will start at second base Thursday versus Chicago. Wong should make his return on Friday night.
    Related: Mark Ellis
    Source: FOX Sports Midwest on Twitter
    May 15 – 11:12 AM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Hondo says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Is a stomach virus what you get when you party to hard to celebrate getting called up?

  113. John says:
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    drop Matt Carpenter for:

    scooter/espinosa/hicks/crawford/ackley/beckham/kolten?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  114. Rondell says:
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    Start or Sit:
    Eovaldi @ SF
    Wacha vs. CHC
    Ventura vs. Balt
    Thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all

  115. Mike says:
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    There’s a lot of talk that Mejia is actually next in line as Mets closer…is he the add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Mets could do anything at this point

  116. Fungazi says:
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    Drop Wood for Wong? hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sure

  117. Joeg414 says:
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    Please rank: K.Herrera, Broxton, Casilla or Mejia(I just picked up Familia)? Looking for good K’s, Whip and ERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia, Casilla

  118. Spyre says:
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    Someone in my league dropped josh hamilton a couple weeks ago because they ran out of DL spots. My OF is already best in the league with:

    LF Trout
    RF Bautista
    CF Jones
    OF Kemp

    Who is a good pitcher to target with Hamilton? Is he worth keeping as my bench sub for when one of my other OF sits or has a bad matchup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Cobb

  119. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,
    T. Frazier and J. Chavez for Longoria and Beckett
    who wins this trade?
    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Gracias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. true and correct says:
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    Would you drop Ax for O’Day ? Can use saves w/ Perkins my only reliable closer. Started Familia this week and left Smith on the bench. I’m a dummy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  121. Bombo Rivera says:
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    I know the old adage about Hodgepadres. . . so sit Tyson Ross? I’m chasing wins and he’s facing Jeff Francis, so I think I’ll roll the dice. Then I’ll turn off my wifi for a couple of days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  122. ashtray says:
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    I heard a rumor you love catcher questions. Who would you roll with in an OBP league out of Ramos, Montero, Jaso or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  123. Andre says:
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    What’s up Grey, everyone…

    I’m a Fernandez owner in a 10team H2H keeper league, with 5 keepers. I’ve been offered two separate trades. 1) Dee Gordon for Homer Bailey; 2) Verlander and Crush Davis for Braun, Y. Ventura, and Dom Brown plus two draft picks. I’m not as concerned about the draft picks but is Davis going to be turning it around anytime? Does Davis for Braun seem fair? After this trade my squad would look like this:

    C. Posey
    1b. Davis
    2b. Rendon
    3b. Arenado
    SS. Segura
    Inf. Hosmer
    Of. Craig, McCutchen, Heyward
    UTL. A. Pagan, Gardner
    Bn. Boegarts.

    Sp. Verlander, Iwakuma, Bailey, Gallardo, Hammel, Santana, Archer, Kazmir, Ryu, Keuchel
    RP. Soriano, Nathan, Robertson.
    Dl. Fernandez

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Davis

  124. Justin says:
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    I’m in 6 x 6 h2h league my team is hurting right now and I’m trying to improve.
    Categories R, HR, RBI, SB, K, AVG.
    Pitching K, W, QS, ERA. WHIP, S

    My Team:
    C: Carlos Santana
    1B: Anthony Rizzo
    2B: Jedd Gyorko
    3B: Nolan Arenado
    SS: Segura
    2B/SS Gordon Beckham
    1B/3B Nick Swisher
    OF: Hamilton
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Beltran
    OF: Werth
    OF: Venable
    Util: Middlebrooks

    Any areas I can upgrade? I
    Bench: Bruce, Polanco, DL Kipnis, Harper
    P Bailey
    P Teheran
    P Eovaldi
    P Porcello
    P Salazar
    P Vogelsong
    P Pomeranz
    P Masterson
    P Bauer
    P Kluber
    P gausman

    I have a deal out for send: Segura/ Harper/ Eovaldi for Lester/Andrus.

    Also, any other areas I can upgrade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see how that trade helps you

  125. Like the rookie Montero or the incosistent Liriano the rest of the way? (or for a few weeks until I am antsy)

  126. DomMattingly says:
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    Drop D Gee for Bucholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. Wake Up says:
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    Not surprisingly, BJ Upton leads all of MLB in K’s, anyone know who is second?

    • gareth says:
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      @Wake Up: you know why he leads the league?

      Question – “you wanna BJ?”
      Answer – “K.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His brother?

    • gareth says:
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      @Wake Up: there’s something fishy about your question.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wake Up: Trout?

    • tulo says:
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      @Wake Up: Abreu?

  128. gareth says:
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    Does singleton make a big impact once he arrives? It seems Springer was hyped alot more and has been a relative disappointment so far.

    Puig really set the bar high last year. And Trout before that. Stash a minor league stud then watch him win your league for you when he gets the call!

    • ashtray says:
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      @gareth: Singleton’s plate discipline seems to be a bit more developed than Springer. That stuff usually translates a little better in the majors.

  129. John says:
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    Little oh me’s opinion but watched replay of Gausman last night mlb.tv and Something is telling me he is actually going to stay. I have not heard or seen anything yet on tha? anyone?

    Would Gausman if he stayed be more valuable than the keuchels of the world, say after 2-3 starts.

    You think Gausman pitches into late august if he stayed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman won’t pitch the whole year if he stays

  130. gareth says:
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    Due to the big toe thing be will now officially be called PABLO SANDLEVAL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  131. E says:
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    9 team roto pls rank:
    Cingrani, Eovaldi, Liriano, Estrada, Streamer
    W, K, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  132. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Gray,
    Sandoval and Liriano were both dropped in my 12-team 5×5 h2h. I have top waiver priority. Should I pull the trigger on either? I’d have to drop Pomerantz or Bauer (leaning towards Bauer)
    My 3b is Aramis with Frazier filling in
    SPs: Greinke, Hamels, Zimmermann, E Santana, Kluber, Salazar, Pomerantz, Bauer
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer for Sandoval

  133. Q says:
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    Worried about Rosenthal. Rather have him or Robertson? Also worried about Yanks never having a lead to save with how bad their starting pitching is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson

  134. Greyismyhero says:
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    I think u b smoking something else in that vapor thingy….anyways

    Yelich or Cron for util, Yelich was dropped for some reason and Im rolling w/Cron right now

    Razz nation is picking up Familia over O’Day right now right??

    Thanks man and SMOKE THE “VAPOR”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich… Yup… Smoke it!

  135. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Better stash: Singleton or Polanco? Will either be better than a typical ww pickup such as Smoak, Viciedo or guys like that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  136. Clint says:
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    Will Singleton and Polanco be starter-worthy in 12 team roto leagues right off the bat when they’re called up in June or so? If so, who would you drop off this team to insert them into the lineup?

    C: Ramos
    1B: Pujols
    2B: D. Gordon
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Desmond
    OF (3): Adam Jones, Alex Gordon, Crisp
    Util (2): Rizzo, Machado
    Bench: Aoki, Matt Adams, Rajai

    My pitchers look like this if you see nothing to cut above for those two but keep in mind I have to drop 2 to get the DL’d guys below aboard as it is too:
    SP’s (2): Masterson, Liriano
    RP’s: (2): F-Rod, K-Rod
    P’s (4): Axford, Jim Johnson, Zach Britton, Teheran
    Bench: Porcello, Kluber, Smyly
    DL: Motte, Cingrani

    Thanks as always guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki is pointless on the bench, may as well stash Polanco

  137. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Frieri or Familia?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri

  138. puigleague choo says:
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    my prince for his marte and bogaertz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  139. Ken Plane says:
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    Grey – Pick up McCarthy or Paxton as he is almost ready.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  140. Pete says:
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    Gomes over Norris in an OBP league until Rosario is back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. Jason says:
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    I need bullpen help behind Holland and Hawkins. Please pick two out of Motte, Doolittle, Shaw, Familia, and O’Day. Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw, Familia

  142. Regan says:
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    Finally found a home for my Fat Prince. Had to settle for Morneau which kinda makes me gag a little when I say it but according to most of the perts round here the sun had set on Prince. I sure hope they are right cause i’m already having second thoughts. I’m either gonna look real smart or real dumb . Right call or big gamble?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully it works out

  143. Teddy Heater says:
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    SON likes Roark over Niese. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t agree

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Thank You!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome

  144. Ron says:
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    Cingrani is coming back soon. I’m in a Roto league with combined Saves/Holds that has no bench spots. I have to drop one of these guys below or drop Cingrani. What would you do here?

    Melancon, Teheran, Eovaldi, Gio, E. Santana, Papelbon, Perkins

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: How would you rank Cingrani, Santana, Eovaldi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You did

  145. Jay says:
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    drop R. Montero or A Reed for Kuechel?

    Yan gomes over Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero…Gattis

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: or drop Tillman for Keuchal?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

        • Jay says:
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          @Grey: Sorry man…so drop tillman over Montero? and stick with Gattis?

          I gotta stop these midday vape sessions

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Stick with Gattis

  146. Justin says:
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    I mentioned this deal yesterday, but have a revision today … 10 team keeper league, 5 keepers per team.

    Trout, Profar
    for
    Bum, Tulo, J Upton, Chapman

    Who Wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  147. I feel like I am irrationally holding out hope for a BJ, particularly Upton. Should I just cut him for any of these FA’s? have an extra OPS stat in the league, currently Upton is ranked 400+ these guys are all better ranked by Yahoo Standard’s.

    Parra, Matt Joyce, Viciedo, Pollock, Junior Lake, Stubbs.

    I feel all of them are in the same mold as Upton (was hoping 20/20) and on my squad would be a bench/fill in roll….thoughts or suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  148. The Big Stank says:
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    Adrian Gonzales, Chris Davis, Prince Fielder, Josh Donaldson

    Pick 3 for the rest of the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Prince

  149. Ron says:
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    Beltran. Has he purchased his ticket on the DL train? Hold or Drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, I guess

    • Hondo says:
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      @Ron: I dropped him the day before he was DL’ed,he looks old and slow.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Hondo: he looked just fine (hitting anyway) till back on April 17th when he fell over that OF wall, since then he’s been shit. he’s likely been hurt entire time since then and just hasn’t complained to coach.

  150. vinodole says:
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    Would you trade Sale and Rosenthal for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  151. Snacks13 says:
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    Great read!

    Need to get rid of a 1B..

    Bumgarner for A-Gon sound fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! It is fair, yes

  152. Athletics acquired OF Kyle Blanks from the Padres for OF Jake Goebbert and a player to be named later.
    Blanks finally gets a chance of scenery after posting a .712 OPS in parts of six seasons with the Padres. The 27-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder has a big body, enticing minor league power numbers, and was once rated a Top 50 prospect by Baseball America. The A’s will hope some upside remains.
    Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  153. Greyismyhero says:
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    My quest to sell Fielder for Abreu failed…..I offered a lot of different combos and high draft picks and still nodda, anyways are we still selling? How does this sound?

    Fielder & my 5 pick for Rizzo/Cruz and his number 10…..Good and fair?

    12 tm keeper, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  154. John E. Depth says:
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    Anyone here like Chase Whitley
    I Feel like he’s flying under the prospect radar a bit…
    10.94K rate 2.39 Bb rate this year
    24 year old prospect
    Vs the mets tonight.

    Also next few projected starts
    @CHI NL Nuff said
    @STL not your 2013 cardinals, I’ve been streaming against them with success…
    MIN they’ve cooled off
    @KC never warmed up.

    • John E. Depth says:
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      @John E. Depth:
      Oh and the David Ortiz blurb had me LMFAO. Sadly MIN fans would actually cheer him if he said that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be worth something until the league figures him out…

  155. Swfcdan says:
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    Frieri or J Smith ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri

  156. henncoop says:
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    I have one team that is currently in last & a hot mess …I could use some of your pertness clarity to perhaps get this team moving forward. 12 Team 5×5 with daily lineups.
    Part of the team looks fine with ..mainly the infield with LuCroy, Freeman, Jerko, Longo, Segura & Escobar …the only dud there being Middlebrooks.
    The OF is a mess with too many players on the bench & possibly some better options out there to help the team.
    OF is Myers, Jones, Gardner, Cain, Fowler, Gordon, Joyce & Bourjos (added for today) & then Butler as Util.
    This team suck …hitting on paper is not awful but in the standings I am 12th in runs & HRs; 11th in Avg,; 10th in RBIs; & 7th in Steals.
    Some players available would be McGehee, Duda, Moreland, Ike, Ackley. Beckham, Chisenhall, Dominquez, pollock, Dickerson, Lake, DeJesus, Maybin & Riddick
    Few SPs out there would be Keuchel, Roark, Skaggs (starting today …could stream him if it looks good), McAllister, Norris, Erlin, Elias, or Leake.
    I currently have 7 SPs but the possible drops would be Tillman, Hutchinson, Koehler or Archer (with Sale & Anibal on the DL)
    Who do I keep ..who to pick up & who to drop???
    Sorry for the long & somewhat complicated question . Please give me a kickstart to turn this mess of a team around if that is even possible …Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel over Koehler, Those bats available aren’t good… Maybe trade a top SP on your team for a decent bat?

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: I thought perhaps picking up Ackley for some lineup flexibility & perhaps a bit more power & RBIs & dropping Bourjos until he is getting more playing time might be a decent move?
        I had the Util spot available before i picked up Butler but despite the lack of HRs he seems too valuable to just drop..
        I will pick up Keuchel for now.
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It seems like a lateral move with Ackley, but try it if you like

  157. royce! says:
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    I’m in the mood for some roster tinkering.

    I have Lawrie at 2B in my 14 team h2h, and was thinking of making room for Wong or Beckham as insurance in case Lawrie gets hurt (likely) or just sucks (less likely, but likely nonetheless). I don’t have any bench bats to drop, but my pitching looks like this:

    SP-C.Lee
    SP- Cashner
    RP- Robertson
    RP- Street
    RP- Lindstrom
    RP- Smyly
    P- Chavez
    P- Gray
    P- Kluber
    BN- Hammel
    BN- Axford
    BN- Keuchel
    BN- E. Santana
    BN- Gausman

    Looks to me like Gausman or Axford should be dropped for Wong or Beckham. Whaddya like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman for Wong

  158. vinodole says:
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    Do you agree with these ROS SP rankings? Alternatively, please rank:

    Bailey, Yordano, Estrada, Eovaldi, Matt Cain, Smyly, Kuroda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Yordano, Eovaldi

  159. stinky_llama says:
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    Cgomez/Singleton or Rios/Rizzo??? what ya got, who u like….

    ps. stay sexy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios side… No problem there!

  160. Jimmy says:
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    Hey Grey,
    More of a keeper question. Trying to rebuild some long term value in an inherited keeper team. Was offered Wheeler (can be kept 2 more years) for Anibal Sanchez (can’t be kept) I’m 1-5 in the league so “win now” isn’t the biggest question. Do you feel like Wheeler is going to be the real deal or can I hope to do better?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can do better

  161. Aero says:
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    Yikes. The Padres have 5 guys in the lineup (not counting Kennedy) below the Mendoza Line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  162. ROMANAZO says:
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    Darren O’Day or Bryan Shaw to take from WA

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  163. Swfcdan says:
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    Felix/Morse/Flyin Hawaiian FOR Verlander/Heyward/Ackley

    OBP league. Which side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix side

  164. david says:
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    What’s your feeling about Veras returning to the closing role for the Cubs? Maybe in a month?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      July at best

  165. Emrys says:
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    So I’m still trying to deal some pitching for hitting…

    Is Mad Bum for Braun fair? OBP League. I know we worry about Braun, but Mad Bum hasn’t been too special this year, either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  166. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Hold Quentin or pick up Wong? (12 team 10×10 H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

      • Bartolo's Chin says:
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        @Grey: or jedd?

  167. dan says:
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    My blackmon (which sounds kinda bad) for pence and david robertson? Gotta do it right? What say you mustachioed fantasy man?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @dan: That is selling high my friend. Best return for Blackmon I’ve seen yet. Well done.

      • dan says:
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        @Swfcdan: I figured so haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence side

  168. fielder's fatties says:
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    Got an offer for my springer/anibal for his machado in a non-keeper points league. I think that’s pretty steep for Machado. I have Frazier as my 3b who would have to sit on bench if I got Machado. Would you counter with my Porcello or Fielder and Springer for Machado or just hold Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • fielder's fatties says:
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        @Grey: * sorry should have been my porcello or Liriano and springer for his machado, but I feel the answer may be the same.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • fielder's fatties says:
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            He’s interested in a counter still – my Marte/Springer/Liriano for his Gomez/Machado?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gomez

  169. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    im repeatedly refreshing rotoworld waiting and hoping to see a springer announcement,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton?

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: yeah thats right,no wander he never shows up,im looking for the wrong guy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  170. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Is James Paxton worth hanging onto with guys like Lincecum & Pomeranz available, he looked awesome in the early going. Wasn’t sure where you stood on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  171. true and correct says:
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    R.O.S.- Sale or Price or Bum

    • true and correct says:
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      @true and correct: @true and correct: I meant how would you rank Sale, Price, and Bum for the R.O.S.
      In a salary cap lg. and need a drop for Kershaw.
      Please rank Greinke, Iwakuma, Price, and Sale also for R.O.S.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  172. farcus says:
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    ever-cab was dropped in my 14tm h2h points league. drop andrelton for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  173. Regan says:
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    So Richie Weeks is playing every day now, leading off and hitting home runs and batting 360. Surely this is a sign of the apocalypse!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  174. Sniff Test says:
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    I need pitching help and think I can dispose of Buster Posey for pitching.. what type of starting pitcher tier or name wise should i target while proposing trades?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A number one… Bum?

  175. Duke says:
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    Would you drop Alex Wood at this pt and start streaming in that spot? I was going to run Colin McHugh out there tomorrow… My staff is Cueto, Sale (DL), Wacha, Estrada, Gio, Hamels, Fister, Yordano, Eovaldi, and Alex Wood. Let’s not talk about my closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  176. John Gibbons' Speech Coach says:
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    Is Masterson for Ajax fair? 4 OF league and I could use one with Beltran going down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  177. KING TROUT says:
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    Good Day Grey,

    I need your advice on the following trade (my team and league setting are below)

    My Puig, Lariano and Headley
    For his Goldy, Cuddyer, Smyly and Jose Fernandez ($1 keeper for next year)

    I am in a 16 Team ( $260 auction Keeper League with $100/$260 budget for keepers) H2H (Win-Loss) 8×8 League
    Batting: R, HR, RBI, SF, SB, TB, AVG, OBP
    Pitching: IP, W, CG, SV, ER, BB, K, WHIP
    C?J.CASTRO
    IB?RIZZO
    2B?CANO
    SS?AYBAR
    3B?BELTRE
    LF?TROUT
    CF?McCUTCHEN
    RF?PUIG
    UTIL?HEADLEY
    SP: KERSHAW
    SP: LIRIANO
    SP: SALAZAR
    SP: VENTURA
    RP: MELANCON
    RP: CMART
    P: CODY ALLEN
    P: DARREN O’DAY
    BENCH: MEJIA
    BENCH: PORCELLO
    BENCH: GAUSMAN
    BENCH: A.BRADLEY
    DL: GRILLI
    DL: A. GARICA
    DL: M.MOORE
    DL: J.CRAIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  178. Jacks says:
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    Ian Kennedy in Cinncinati … I should have known better, but gambled on the “hot hand”.

    • Aero says:
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      @Jacks: Me too. My week was already jacked with Teheran and Burnett yesterday so I figured, “what the heck?” I think now all that’s left to do is stream Lincecum this weekend. Thank goodness this was a H2H league for me and all these sins will be washed away by Monday morning.

  179. FunkeTown says:
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    Just got Goldy for Kemp and Mauer – 10 Teamer 6×6 … feeling good but need some feedback from the great mustachioed one.

    • FunkeTown says:
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      @FunkeTown: Also – Gyrko is killing me … Wong is out there – hold steady?

    • fielder's fatties says:
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      @FunkeTown: I don’t have a mustache but that’s a great deal for you…I tried giving Prince/Springer/Altuve for Goldy and got nowhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  180. Jay says:
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    Wong over Gyorko? how long do we hold out for gyorko?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Jay: Gyrko has 4 hr in last 12 games,i would hold,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  181. blindnuts says:
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    A guy in my league has Strasburg, Ervin Santana, Shields and Price on the block

    Which on the block pitchers should I target with Bautista?

    My pitching is awful with Bailey, Cobb, Salazar, Street and Reed the rest I stream. He is after my Bautista…I am stacked with bats and looking to add some balance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  182. Max says:
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    You sipping some Pomeranz kool aid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  183. true and correct says:
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    Are Cole and Wacha ready for primetime. Would you trade Wacha and Cole for Iwakuma and Teheran straight up ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See no point

  184. Andrew says:
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    Salazar is pitching better of late.. would you stream him today at Tor? Need a W and SON doesn;t hate the start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  185. Flunkie says:
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    we dropping Rondon (or any other fringe guys) for Doolittle?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Flunkie: rondon is CUBS closer. doolittle has a piece (possibly a third) of OAK.

  186. Andrew says:
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    SON hates Bedard, but he has put together 3 great starts against good offenses. Would you pick him up for a start @ LAA tonight in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  187. Can a Corn says:
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    Any thoughts on DeGrom? worth a stream against the yanks? I can stream out Niese or Peralta, but I’m thinking I might be better just to hold on those two until/if they cool off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  188. Benny the Jet says:
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    Freeman and Lester for Trout. which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  189. Derrick says:
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    Longoria for Adam Jones.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  190. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Wong or Jedd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jedd

  191. Jon says:
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    Wen Cobb comes back, one of these will need to go:

    Peavy, Kuroda, Keuchel, Chavez, Eovaldi

    Any of those you think I should shop around (sell high?) between now and Cobb’s return?

    • Jon says:
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      …I might try to package one of them with Rajai for a buy-low SP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get Peavy off your team

  192. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Cueto about to make history!

    First guy in 101 YEARS to start a season with nine straight games pitching 7 innings and allowing two or less runs.

    He’s allowed 33 hits in 70 plus innings.

    And you didn’t pay that extra $1 for him in your draft (totaling $5).

    By you I mean me…

    • Derrick says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse:

      33 hits in 70 innings is just absurd. What a stat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane… Nice stuff…

  193. das coffee frau says:
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    hey grey
    how would you rank gomes and santana? is one much better than another or about the same ROS?

    also, how would you rank Xander, Rollins, and Hardy? tanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana… Xander, Rollins

  194. Swfcdan says:
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    ANOTHER Cueto CG and another shutout. This is becoming a historical start to the season.

    Ridiculous. Do you see him as a true ace now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, as I said five weeks ago

  195. OaktownSteve says:
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    Anybody else creeped out by the commercials they run on the MLB network where the guy has a marionette wife and a marionette son? The ‘no wires” commercials?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally!

  196. MikeZ says:
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    Trade advice — I have aroldis chapman and casey Jannsen in a league (12 team 5×5, no bench) where most teams have 2 to 3 closers. I also have Grilli on my DL, but i’m not really sure how much Grilli is worth in a trade. If I try to package him with Alex Gordon, what knd of OF should I target? If I package him with Danny Espinosa, what kind of 2B should I target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not getting anything with Espinosa… Maybe could get Bruce with Chapman and Gordon

  197. Wilsonian says:
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    Man, sure am glad I didn’t stream Hughes today. WHEW!!! Dodged a big bullet there.

    This is how my week goes. I stream Gausman. He sucks. I obviously pitch Teheran and Kennedy. They both suck. I pass on Hughes. He dominates. I picked up Niese for tomorrow. You guys are on notice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  198. SoSayethI says:
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    10 team redraft
    Goldy for Jones and Pedro alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • SoSayethI says:
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        @Grey: Sorry Which side would you prefer?

  199. yawns says:
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    Blackmon + Schzerzer
    for
    McCutchen

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

    • yawns says:
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      What about Hamilton + Scherzer?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        McCutchen

  200. Todd says:
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    Good stuff as always, looks like your getting more readers as it took me tooooo long to get through most those comments, kinda feel a little bad fa ya.
    But brah if you can still see straight, Blockbusta trade question trade question. 10 team keeper league. Which side, trout/cashner/Bruce for puig/tanaka/Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig side, it’s fair

  201. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 redraft

    Drop Marte for Gardner?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  202. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Safe to drop Stroman for streamers yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  203. Joe says:
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    Grey who you prefer Jason hammel or nate eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  204. Jason says:
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    What is your take on Hughes in Min.? Pitched well again today and is on quite a tear. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s garbage

  205. Allen says:
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    I get C Santana and B Phillips for my Sonny….12 team H2H

    What you think? I dont really like it

    Thanks for the read

    • Allen says:
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      @Allen: I do have a ton of SP

      Eovaldi
      Masterson
      Cobb
      Gio
      Archer
      Niese
      Lohse
      Homer
      Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  206. Swfcdan says:
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    Some more closer eruptions going on. Perkins already blown a 2 run lead and Melancon’s looking that way too. Sacks jacked with 0 out.

    FML closers

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Make that Rosie erupting too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  207. Tom says:
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    Breaking news – according to tweets at CloserNews Mejia is going to be the closer if he can prove he can go on back to back nights. Do you think he can and does he jump ahead of Shaw and Doolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not above those other guys

  208. ashtray says:
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    Perkins, Teheran, Cole, Lindstrom are all doing their best to shit all over my ratios. Maybe I’ll take the rest of the week off and pay attention to my son.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @ashtray: for god’s sake no.

  209. tulo says:
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    mejia long term fix for mets? Worth dropping Lindstrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  210. Swfcdan says:
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    O’Day or Mejia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  211. Jay says:
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    doolittle or joe smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  212. OaktownSteve says:
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    The death of the shift (we can only hope) is nigh? Rizzo with two bunt hits against the shift today and then the Cards took it off. Simply something that has to be done.

    Rosenthal pitches the 8th?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      something simple has to be done .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And into the ninth

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey: The old 5 out save. Siegrist had gotten into a bases loaded no-out jam in the 8th. That actually shows a lot of faith in Rosenthal putting him in that situation. Hopefully it will be a boost to his confidence moving forward, he certainly has the velocity and the stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s pretty safe…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: only 1 blown save.

  213. SMLV1 says:
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    Who would be the 3 you’d own in order? – G. Richards, W. Peralta, Lyles, Pomeranz, Keuchel and Harang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily, Richards, Keuchel

  214. john says:
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    Drop hunter for Mejia or oday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  215. Nimrod says:
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    Two 2nd Bm league 12 teamer have Boneface and Scooter. R.Weeks,Wong and Aviles are on FA. Should I drop Scooter for one of those guys? OPS also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  216. henncoop says:
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    I just got offered a trade on my team where I have 4 actual SPs left at the moment after losing JoFer & having Sale & Cobb on the DL .
    His offer is Burnett for A. Escobar. He is sitting last in steals & loaded with 11 SPs & +120 starts over pace on the 200 start limit. I think Escobar is currently a sell high sort of player & I might possibly get more. Possible SPs to request might be Haren, Hamels, Keuchel, Smardzija or his offered Burnett, What would be reasonable high end start point for me to counter propose or take Burnett …keep what I have & stream?

    I may try to pkg Sale in an offer 1st to trade quality for quantity since he has limited starts in case Sale is actually hurt worse then the Sox are admitting. Is Sale & Escobar for say Haren & Smardzija close? reasonable? other suggestion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • henncoop says:
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        @henncoop: @Grey: Any suggestion of what SP I might ask for in return for Escobar? He seems motivated by having 11 SPs & being last in steals. Burnett seemed a bit light to me …have to feel I can stream to get the same as Burnett gives me. Is a guy like Haren or Smardzija too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly too much but try… Samardzija first

  217. costaricanchata says:
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    maybe i should try and trade for cueto .
    my team could use a good kick-start .

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @costaricanchata: Cueto is like the fantasy baseball version of Bo Jackson from Tecmo Bowl this season. I don’t own him anywhere (sadly).

  218. fielder's fatties says:
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    Offer Fielder/JUpton for Trout in non keeper? Reasonable or not close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout…

  219. Gausman sent back down. & Blue Jays McGowan to be replaced by either Redmond or Stroman. Replace Gausman with Stroman, Pomeranz, or McCarthy? Thank you kindly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  220. Game of Throws says:
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    Dropped Stroman yesterday as he has been absolute garbage in the pen… Does a move to the rotation make him better somehow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit

  221. Q says:
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    So they sent Gausman back down.

    (pause)

    WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THAT?!? Start a sick kid on 3 days rest, watch him pitch well until he gets tired, because, you know, pneumonia?

    Is this on Buck or the GM? Either way, it’s stupid as shit and no wonder that team sucks. As annoying as Pittsburgh is for holding Polanco down, at least I get it. I don’t get this and I wouldn’t if I were Gausman or Gausman’s agent either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s bonkers

    • @Q: absolute nonsense by the Orioles..Makes no sense at all to do what they did to this kid..

  222. Wake Up says:
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    The answer was Mike Trout.
    1.BaJay
    2.Trout
    3.Semien

    top 3 in K’s so far (there’s also a joke in there somewhere)

    Trout on pace for 200 K’s
    Rumor is he may need TJ
    (I’m starting this rumor)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  223. Matt Baumer says:
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    who do i drop for mejia (who i can slot as rp in SP slot in yahoo). Saves and holds league

    cron, billy butler or alex gordon

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  224. SteveNZ says:
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    In my H2H league this week, all runs given up have come from outings where the pitcher failed to record an out #bleurgh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  225. Jaw says:
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    Drop Rafael montero or Hutchinson for stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  226. Corey says:
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    How would you rank these four assuming they were all in their big league team’s rotation? Tyson Ross, Trevor Bauer, Marcus Stroman, Noah Syndergaard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, Stroman

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: stroman’s shittyness has flipped the order.

  227. Nimrod says:
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    Jedd or Wong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jedd

  228. Mets manager Terry Collins said that he’ll use Jenrry Mejia if a save opportunity presents itself on Thursday against the Yankees.
    Collins isn’t ready to name a permanent closer, so he’ll go day-to-day with the situation until one emerges. Jeurys Familia has shown some promise, but Mejia should be considered the favorite assuming he can handle pitching on back-to-back days. Pick him up in leagues where he was dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  229. Snake Hips says:
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    In a 10 team keeper league, is it ok to drop Jo-fer? We can keep forever and we only keep 5 players per year. I was able to keep him in the 26th round this year. So next year he can be kept at a 21st round value.

    Keep him or drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • Snake Hips says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s awesome

  230. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Is it time to give up on Matt Adams? He’s my utility in a 5X5 mixed league with daily moves. The alternative is to use the Hittertron on a day-to-day basis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  231. henncoop says:
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    About to offer Pujols, Sale, A. Escobar & Pagan for Miggy, Smardzija, & Hamels?
    I assume Hamels may be less a risk the Sale? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  232. Alex says:
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    take a chance on singleton over butler when gets the call? 11 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  233. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    12 team, H2h points league… Got some q’s looking for a’s

    Currently schmotato-ing Gordon Beckham at MI, worth picking Wong back up?

    Was offered David Wright for Zach Greinke. I know your fellow couger-lover has been off to a slow start, but he’s due for some regression, right?

    Time to cut bait on Bauer? How much longer is Clevelend gonna make us wait?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Wong, I’d go Wright, I’d lose Bauer for now

  234. Jake the snake says:
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    Hey grey I know it’s a lil premature to be thinking ahead, but for week 8 (next week) would you stick with Desmond Jennings, or drop Jennings to add one of these outfielders- george springer, Christian Yelich, solarte (who is eligible at OF), AJ pollock, Dustin ackley (who is eligible at OF), khris Davis, or lastly BJ upton, I’m kinda leaning on if I do in fact drop Jennings I’m looking at solarte & springer, what are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  235. Spring Blake says:
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    Trade solarte and gyorko for sonny gray / eovaldi or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  236. Snake Hips says:
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    Positions aside, Baez or polanco in a long term keeper? Are these guys anywhere near the talent level of a trout/Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco…Not Trout’s level…

  237. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league,
    Cueto + Bruce for Marte + Abreu, which side in a vacuum?

    • Lemmingness says:
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      @Lemmingness: Also, which two ROS between Alex Wood, Pomeranz, and Roark?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        None of these SPs are ROS… Wood, Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  238. serch says:
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    I think you mixed up your Tony Manero (Saturday Night Fever) with your Deney Terrio (Dance Fever)… and you call yourself a goomba?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am ashamed.

      • serch says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Don’t worry, I won’t tell your uncle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, goombada!

  239. goodfold2 says:
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    @Grey: it’s 30 man waiver time of the week. since last week i’ve lost beltran/stewart/d’arnaud to injury, but gained gillaspie back. also legares losing playing time, and starting schumaker at 2nd MI. so i need OF and MI, in that order. does this ranking look about right? i also have reaquired jeff baker (ugh). he qualifies at every position except C. blanks and giovatella currently listed as starters in depth charts
    blanks/colvin/giovatella/t.moore/schumaker/j.baker/parmelee/marwin/c.hernandez/barmes/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parmelee, Moore, Colvin

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: even with parmelee listed as backup, and blanks listed as starter?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: or maybe do you soon see parm taking coalbello or hicks’s jobs soon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: love it when a plan comes together (hope so anyway, i’ve never gotten my first choice in these things, always being 10-13th out of 30, our waiver is always what our overall roto standings are as of thursday night)

  240. Lemmingness says:
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    One more question, McCarthy or Sabathia for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  241. Swfcdan says:
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    Whitley and deGrom on the mound tonight in the subway series. Anyone else think that looked like Wallace and Gromit at first? Might as well be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Yes! First “HA!” in capitals I’ve achieved on here. Score!

        Only “HAHA” to go!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Swfcdan: I was going to ask what his highest level of amusement was. I guess it goes Ha!, Haha, HA!, HAHA? Now hehe, that’s a whole ‘nother story…

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @nick the dick: Haha think you’ve pretty much nailed it there

  242. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Still answering questions buddy?

    Which side do you like more?

    A – Goldy,Arenado,Yordano

    B – Trout, Desmond, Daniel Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  243. JFK says:
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    With Pujols looking like his foot may be slowing him down again, is this a fair sell-high offer?
    Pujols/Braun/Villar for Stanton/Daniel Murphy/Andrus; I’ve got the left side – should I be looking for more?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey: Haha – nope, not a fair offer; or, nope, fair and shouldn’t be looking for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not good

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey: Got it, thanks.

  244. costaricanchata says:
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    from yahoo notes today :
    ” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that Marcus Stroman or Todd Redmond will likely replace Dustin McGowan in the starting rotation.”

  245. SteveNZ says:
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    Votto and Gyorko making like a couple of wind turbines today.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: H2H team is 1/15. Sad trombone.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        1 – 20 …. the tuba ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds like my RCL team

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: 1/19 now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m 1/17

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1/18

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                1/19, I’m gonna stop now

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: 2/22. Panda, Pujols and Giancarlo to ride to the rescue!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    1/21

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: 2/24

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ended up 4/34, yay

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: 4/30 to this point, not a single counting stat. Panda and Giancarlo still going…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I have 2 RBIs…Bam!

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: And Pujols, but it’s like he may never get another hit.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 2 on, no one out for the Gyork…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: 2 on, 1 out. Unbelievable.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, he’s a hacking mess…

  246. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    take away position who do you like more ros. frazier or d murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  247. Nic Cage says:
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    Can I drop Jedd Gyorko? I’m tired of this shizz. I have Neil Walker starting. Should I pick up Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  248. Bobby says:
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    Tell me if this is a good trade: I give up Sale, Crisp, & Doolittle for Wacha & Yelich. If not, tell me what you’d want in return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  249. Mike says:
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    Yahoo Keeper 6*6 (OBP, QS)

    Upton & T. Ross
    or
    H. Bailey & Dozier

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike:

      I could also substitute Masterson in for Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  250. stumanji says:
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    “Blanco Polanco”

    So good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  251. chris says:
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    Hey Smokey good stuff I have some issues, I’m in a 14 team league tied for 2nd right now, this is my team:
    c-Pierzyinski
    1-goldschmidt
    2-Gyorko
    ss-Andrus
    3rd Juan Fransisco-Middlebrooks-Asche (Fransisco in this week)
    CI-Pujols
    MI- E Cabrera
    DH- Hart
    DH-Rizzo
    Soriano
    Seth Smith-Waivers
    Denorfia-Waivers
    Chris Carter
    Khris Davis
    Singleton (M)
    Crisp-Coming off DL soon
    Polanco (m)
    Harper DL-July

    Here’s my staff
    Cobb DL
    Ventura
    Salazar
    Eovaldi
    Lincecum
    Porcello
    archer
    deduno
    Morton
    Roberto Hernandez
    Martin Perez DL-Screwed!
    Tommy Hunter

    So basically my staff is just ok will get better with cobb coming back. I drafted Hunter and Henderson as my closers I’m screwed there. Do I punt the saves cat until someone comes along off waivers my pickups are done for May screwed myself there, I’m thinking of making a trade for a starter and a closer. These are some possible scenarios:

    I give Rizzo and Lincecum for Lester and Papplebon or balfour

    I give Hart for Balfour

    I give Polanco for Papplebon

    I give Polanco for Romo

    Do you like any of those or should I stay put and punt saves and hope for some luck off waivers later?

    Do you think Juan Fransisco will have agood year? He’s hot as hell right now or should I offer him for a mid range closer. He has 1st/3rd eligibility right now.

    Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @chris: same amount of homers as E5 in a lot less at bats.

      • chris says:
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        Thanks for the response but can u clarify?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @chris: just agreeing that juan f. is hot right now, as he has the same amount of homers as edwin e. in less at bats, since he didn’t start the year on a roster, and has less at bats due to that. at the very minimum his average is gonna come down, but i’d def own now (and do in like 3 places)

          • chris says:
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            Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Before you copy and paste in each post you should remove the ‘hey smokey.’

      • chris says:
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        I know I want a few opinions though on the same thing, you guys all know your stuff. I said I was scum! LOL You gonna give me your 2 cents or am I screwed on this one. LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I agree with Smokey

          • chris says:
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            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

          • chris says:
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            Won’t happen again!

  252. chris says:
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    I called you smokey! I meant Grey!!! I’m scum!!!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @chris: smokey’s cool. it’s not insulting.

      • chris says:
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        lol smokey’s awesome but I said the wrong name thanks for making me feel better though!

  253. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Salazar does not look good. He can’t finish off anyone… It seems like a struggle every time he has 2 strikes on a hitter. Has walked and hit the 9 hole in two AB’s. 94 pitches and he hasn’t finished the fourth inning. Having him and Wheeler on the same team has been a disaster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly best to move on from Wheeler for now in most leagues

      • ChiliCheeseConey says:
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        @Grey: Agreed. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  254. Moronymous Lohses says:
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    Rusty Kuntz is keeping an eye on the Royals outfield. In related news Madonna is going on tour in Australia this summer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  255. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Would you drop Jason Castro for Smyly? My pitching is atrocious right now. I have Derek Norris to replace him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  256. Eddy says:
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    Anthony DeSclafani is sticking in the rotation for the Marlins. He gets Phillies at home next. Could be a good matchup, at worst. His career BB/9 is below 2, K/9 around 7.5.

    I’ll be giving him a whirl.

  257. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :
    (or anyone else) :

    i use that player tracker when watching mlbtv .
    it notifies me of my up-coming batters .
    so ,
    it’s the bottom of the fourth ,
    two on , two out , with a 3-2 count on reyes .
    before the pitch is thrown ,
    up pops my player alert , telling me that
    melky is at bat , bautista is on deck , and encarnacion is in the hole .
    thus , i know ahead of the pitch , that reyes prolly drew a walk .

    i think this kind of pisses me off .
    anyone else ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, completely… It’s like when you’re watching the game and there’s a 10 second delay and your team is open on your computer and you see the guy already made an out…

      • Moronymous Lohses says:
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        @Grey: I can never speak ill of the Player Tracker. I love the damn thing. :) The aforementioned situation annoyed me at first. But then I remembered Louis CKs cell phone going to space riff and I thought – I can deal with it.

        • Moronymous Lohses says:
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          E5 – More Violence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  258. Tom says:
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    salazar is unable to pitch inside. big problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not sure he knows where any pitches are going…

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: yup, seems that way. i started him for the strikeouts today…thought i’d get more than 3…

  259. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    How do you think Cuddyer ranks among OF when he comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same place he was when he left

  260. mike says:
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    grey… who do u like more NOW…. clutch or fielder…. dee or hanley

    12 team h2h point league … dee has 5 more points on the year..15 more in the last 21 days

    and well u now how things are going for fielder… would u trade hanley and fielder to get clutch and dee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clutch…Hanley..I’d take Clutch…

  261. stynyr says:
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    I give: Braun, Longoria, and either Gordon or Moss

    I get: Goldschmidt, McCutchen

    Keeping 5

    Fair or not fair/would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound fair, but you can try

  262. mike says:
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    would u do the fielder and hanley for clutch and dee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t you just ask this?

  263. Joesh says:
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    Don’t be mad at me Grey… I dropped Gyorko. I wanted to have faith in him but he just doesn’t provide any help to my team any more. Amongst a slew of Oferthrees and Oferfours, this Oferseven finally did me in. All the best to those of you who choose to hold pat, hope he hits 8 homeruns at Coors this weekend to reward you all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  264. JHan says:
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    ROS at 3B: Kyle Seager, Anthony Rendon, Carlos Santana, or Todd Frazier. Seems like every year I pick up Frazier and then he busts! I also may be able to make a move for Longoria but it would probably cost me Cano or Votto.
    Thanks as always Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  265. Joesh says:
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    Grey since you’re here actively answering questions thought i’d pick your brain on one more. When Trumbo comes back, I need to trade him or one of my other 1B/3B guys. He has no room in my outfield.

    So… how would you rank these guys ROS for the 1B/3B slot, with the thought that I will be trading the worst guy:

    Trumbo, Alvarez, Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  266. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow, Betances. Looks pretty much unfair tonight.

    • Joesh says:
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      @Long Bawls:

      Yeah he is insane.. I wonder if the Yankees are going to start giving him the 8th inning or are they going to intend on keeping him as a multi-inning guy. The ratios are absolutely insane and i’ve been thinking about picking him up for a K/9 K/BB HLDs league.

  267. Game of Throws says:
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    Familia comes in the 8th man on 1st and 2nd…. first pitch wild pitch. As a new Mejia owner. hoping this gets ugly.

  268. Travis says:
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    How you rank these prospective adds: Ross, G Richards, Haren (all pitching solid lately), Cingrani (known quantity, back soon), Salazar (not quite living up to the hype yet)…

    • Travis says:
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      @Travis: or Smyly–left him out of the “pitching solid lately crew”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani, Salazar

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: wow, surprising. I figured you’d like Smyly higher than Salazar atleast. Cool beans.

  269. Jason says:
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    Grey,

    Shelby miller and Allen Craig for votto and taijuan walker. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Are you comfortable cutting Zach Wheeler yet or give him more time?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cut him

  270. John says:
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    Have Good OF- would you trade myers for Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  271. SteveNZ says:
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    OK. D-Rob is eligible for the save now. Pour it on, Yanks!

  272. Lemmingness says:
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    So after today’s start, is deGrom worth an add while Gee’s on the DL?

    • Lemmingness says:
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      @Lemmingness: Shallow 10 team league, I should add. I have a few streamer spots.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not in a 10 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure in some leagues

  273. Travis says:
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    ODay on in the 6th… Guess that says something.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Travis: i was gonna say at least it was a higher leverage spot, and it was, sort of with 2 on 1 out, small lead, but…. those were probably the worst KC hitters in valencia/giavotella.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure does

  274. knighttown says:
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    Targeting a guy for K’s and steals in my 11 team daily league. He’s miles ahead in steals and dying in WHIP and ERA which are good cats for me.

    Move my Hill and Teheran for his Dee Gordon and Salazar? Or should I change up the SP ask as he’s got a pile of young fireballers (Taijuan, Fister, Wheeler, Bauer, Cole, Estrada).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  275. knighttown says:
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    Pujols/Hill for Rios/Strasburg if I need speed and pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  276. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    pick one
    elias @MIN
    e-jax vs MIL (this seems high for SON here)
    quintana @HOU
    garcia vs ATL
    vogelsong vs MIA

    or just say screw this week, wait till sunday (to make sure nobody big gets called up), and grab one of
    floyd vs MIL
    Smyly @CLE
    and get ready for next week. It’s a H2H league. i’m already still down era/whip 4.15/1.96 whip 1.21/.93. i’m not out yet, but Lyons did his damage.

    • gareth says:
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      Quintana has the match up of choice from that list.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @gareth: elias doesn’t look bad either, and he’s been better lately.

        • gareth says:
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          Elias sounds like an Amish extra from “Witness.” “Fetch the buggy Elias! Yes pop.”

          I’d go with Quintana, who is criminally underrated and faces the woeful ASStro’s. If he was available in my league I’d stream him myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: :-:-( lefties have been death on the tribe offense this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: same as masterson’s problem.

  277. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head weekly points

    Which two rest of the way? ( or at least the next few weeks)

    Masterson, Ian Kennedy, Marco Estrada, or Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Estrada

  278. JP says:
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    12 Team HxH league, would you deal A. Sanchez/Morse for Holiday

    and ROS, which 2B Utley or Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I wouldn’t… Altuve…

  279. SteveNZ says:
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    Who’s going to come out in the 9th for the O’s? was expecting to have seen Britton by now – especially with Hosmer leading off this inning…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Here’s Britton…

  280. SteveNZ says:
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    No Wade Davis neither. Is he hurt or something?

    • gareth says:
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      Bad neck.

  281. gareth says:
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    Matt Cain. You slice your finger and then slice my heart!

    I shall sit you until after the all star break where you will then proceed to have a good second half.

    • Grey

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      Ha

  282. herschel says:
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    where are the k’s nate dogg??