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Something many of you don’t realize, but one of the first people to talk to a player that was just traded is his new team’s tailor.  The Yankees tailor got on the phone with Chase Headley to find out what size jersey he wears, and Headley looked down, beaming to be out of Petco, and said, “Giuseppe, you might want to take out my inseam too.”  I wonder if the flowers smelled a little better as Headley stepped into Yankee Stadium for the first time.  Sure, in contrast to his hour long ride through the Bronx, getting lost in Hunts Point, anything would smell better, but it can’t be worse, can it?  His career in away games prorated over a 162 game season is:  79/19/79/.286/14.  Doode’s David Wright!  Well, almost.  Which is sad for Headley and Wright.  More sad for Wright.  What a guy does in only half a season can be anywhere from bupkis to I-want-to-bump-grind-and-kiss.  Will Headley suddenly be mixed league worthy?  Yeah, for at least a flyer, if nothing else.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yangervis Solarte – Went the other way in the Headley trade (with Rafael De Paula).  Solarte was hitting decent in the early months, but then his Quad-Aness (wow, that sounds bad) showed itself.  I hope he doesn’t read that and get sore over his Quad-Aness.  I wonder if Pujols will get jealous that he’s three holes short of Quad-Aness.  I’m going to move on now.  Solarte is worth a grab in NL-Only leagues, since the Padres will almost certainly play him, but I wouldn’t expect much from His Quad-Aness.

Aaron Sanchez – Blue Jays called up their top prospect to work middle relief and keep his innings in check, which is not to say they’re going to play games in Prague.  Sanchez is someone that pops up on “Best arm on a prospect” lists, but he’s struggled in the minors the last two years, and injuries could be a concern.  I’d definitely look at him in deep keepers, and I’m excited to watch Aaron Sanchez anywhere outside of the Chopped kitchen.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.55.  His name is short for:  Just Another Happless Streamer.  You can see why he shortened it.

Jose Reyes – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (19).  I’ll give him the biggest compliment bestowed on him, he’s playing like it’s a contract year.

Anthony Gose – 2-for-3, 2 runs and 2 steals.  Gose should be in the SAGNOF Royal Court too.  At least when Rajai needs eggs.

Jake Peavy – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.72.  As much as I was kicking myself yesterday for not streaming Lackey, glad I avoided this stink bomb.  That would’ve surely made me Peavish, and don’t call me Shirley.

David Ortiz – 2-for-4 and his 23rd homer, now three homers in two games.  When you click on Ortiz on your fantasy team, an audio clip should play of him saying, “This is your f**king utility.”

Stephen Drew – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Dah!  I almost picked him up to fill-in for Tulo.  Looks like Drew is a hot schmotato.  It’s no mystery that I don’t like him, so his sister doesn’t need to snoop around my office, but if a guy is hot, you do what you need to.

Jason Kipnis – 0-for-4, 1 run and his 15th steal.  Said his oblique is still an issue, and it will be until the offseason.  What brave clarity and verisimilitude for such an oblique issue.  In today’s world, such pluck will not go unnoticed if you elect me mayor!  *shakes hand, kisses baby, smiles*

Carlos Santana – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .214.  At this point, I kinda hope his average stays below .220 so he comes at a discount next year.  Then again, I don’t own him.

Danny Salazar – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I watched a lot of this game and if he was against anyone but the Twins, it could’ve been very ugly.  I’m a fan still, but he’s risky as all get-out.  Or in this case, risky as all can’t-get-anyone-out.

Brian Dozier – 3-for-5 and his 19th homer.  He could take a donut the rest of the year and still be a top three 2nd baseman next year.  But who takes a donut all year besides Billy Butler?

Nick Swisher – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting solid over his last 15 days (3 HRs, .296).  On the year, he’s only at .215 with 8 homers, and unless this is his swan song, I have to think he picks that up in the final two months.

Darwin Barney – Designated for assignment.  Darwin hopes to evolve into a Broadway singer.  This news comes right after The Purple Evolutionist had a baby, which means Dinosaur Jr. will realize he needs to be a better 2nd baseman than his dad when he grows up.  It’s natural selection.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I IM’d Rudy yesterday saying I noticed he picked up Hendricks to stream two days ahead of time, was he that worried I’d grab him?  He IM’d me back, “It’s the Padres with Stults pitching and he’s home.  Plus, look at his minor league numbers.  You are handsome but sometimes I have to school you.” Okay, he said ‘very handsome,’ but I didn’t want to embarrass him.  Hendricks had a 8.5 K/9 in Triple-A with a 3.59 ERA and next to no walks.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, and how he performs there will push me one way or the other for him in all mixed leagues.  He’s definitely worth the grab in NL-Only and deeper mixed leagues.

Arismendy Alcantara – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  And the Gods came down to Planet Earth on a layover to the Nebula Galaxy and said, “I will grant you one beautiful thing per year and this year it shall be Arismendy Alka-Seltzer or however you say his name.”

Emilio Bonifacio – 2-for-5, 1 run as he played 2nd base.  I grabbed him in one league where I also have Arismendy (muah!), but I don’t think this is gonna end well.  They have to play Arismendy.  They have to!  He’s a gift from the Gods.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 24th and 25th homers.  HR to the Rizzo!  Twice!  I wonder what would’ve happened if he stayed with the Padres… *wavy lines*  Wow, that’s at least 25 fly balls right to the edge of the warning track for Rizzo.  But at least Gyorko has 20 homers. *wavy lines*  Hey, it was my dream sequence!

Josh Reddick – Was activated from the DL, but didn’t start which has completely befuddled Kevin in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department.

Craig Gentry – 1-for-3, 1 run and two steals.  The long-lost member of The Fabulous Freebirds, Craig Gentry, has 18 steals in only 77 games.  Hooooo!  Oh, wait, that’s Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

George Springer – Didn’t start yesterday due to his usual quad and knee thingies.  I don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but doode’s way too young to be having this many knickknacky injuries.  Get your bric-a-brac in order!

Chris Carter – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs. Hurry K’d Carter has back-to-back multi-hit games and had a nice little streak of hitting going on prior to the break.  I won’t say hot schmotato, because he’s going to face some tough pitching over the next few days, but I wanted to say hot schmotato.  So there.  Nap time.  *claps hands*  I’m back!

L.J. Hoes – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  I love when Hoes goes deep.  Hehe.  What?

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (11, 12).  If Mostsuckass leads the Royals in homers this year, the club should be made to do the elephant walk around the stadium.

Norichika Aoki – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was moved to the bottom of the order.  Between a Rock and a Can of Whup Ass there.  If you hit, then the manager thinks you’re comfortable in the nine hole, and if you don’t hit then you’re benched for Nadir Bupkis.  How do you decide?  Damn, I felt like Jigsaw from Saw.

Jose Abreu – Missed yesterday’s game with a Poquito Dolor.

Adam Dunn – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Big Donkey eats baseballs for dinner!  Seriously, he flosses with the seams.  Great hygiene on that guy.

Adam Wainwright – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Uh-oh, it’s the Curse of Atlee Hammaker.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .278.  Wonder where the power went this year.  Oh, that’s right, he didn’t have any last year either.  People drafted him for average, runs and RBIs.  Oopsie.

James Loney – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, hitting near .600 in the last week with steals in back-to-back games.  It’s one thing to steal against Tony Cruz while Yadier Molina is out.  That’s salt, for sure.  But Jose Molina also stole a base.  You know Yadier told his brother to steal against Cruz.  You know he did.  That’s some cold shizz.  That’s basically sleeping with a guy’s sister while his girlfriend films you.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  You know things have gone pear-shaped when I need to look at two different sites to make sure Longoria really did homer and it wasn’t an error by ESPN.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, and his ERA is finally under 4 at 3.97.  I’d say the strikeouts will probably end at some point, but who makes a deal with the devil to suddenly rack up Ks for only two-thirds of a season?

Donovan Solano – 4-for-4, 1 run.  That’s nice, he doesn’t start every day and usually when Donovan’s up it makes it seem like the season of the pitch.

Mike Minor – 3 IP, 6 ER.  I’m guessing he’s going to hit the Disgraceful List within a week.  I’d go ahead and grab his info and promise to write him while he’s on waivers after you drop him.

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .284.  His valleys haven’t been as bad this year as last. In June, he hit .226, but he’s hit over .275 in the other three months, and with a strong finish I could see him getting in the 2nd round discussion for next year.  Hey, don’t blame me, offense is terrible across the whole league.

Taijuan Walker – Will return to pitch today vs. the Mets.  Okay, fine, I’ll be your streaming huckleberry!  (With the chance I hold him for an extended period of time.  Okay, I’m more of a dingleberry.)

Erasmo Ramirez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Well, that excitement for Taijuan was short-lived.  Not really sure what the M’s are going to do with their rotation now that Erasmo pitched well too.  Maybe they’ll bump Chris Young since his xFIP says he won’t stay good.  And maybe that’s a pipe dream like Pookie from New Jack City would have.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yup, you should own him.  Yup, even in that league.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, and a slam (15) and legs (3), hitting near .350 over his last seven games.  Mr. Hot Schmotato on my shoulder, it’s gonna be a zip-a-dee-Duda day!

Ben Revere – 3-for-6, 2 runs and two steals.  Revere showing why speed matters, and Sizemore not so much.  At least that’s what I tell the ladies.

Jimmy Rollins – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  I wonder if Frank Darabont gets any story ideas for The Walking Dead from the Phillies lineup.

Jonathan Papelbon – 2 IP, 1 ER and a blown save as he allowed a homer to Buster Posey (4-for-7, 2 runs).  The Phils challenged the call.  They wanted to charge Diekman with the blown save since they’re trying to trade Papelbon.

Hunter Pence – 3-for-8, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  Fun fact!  Hunter Pence is in an offseason rap group called Gangly O. and Joe Cooley.

Tim Lincecum – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save.  SAGNOF!

Scooter Gennett – Left yesterday’s game with quad tightness.  The proverbial wheels came off of Scooter.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  I think we finally have a good idea of how much steroids help.  So, basically, Barry Bonds, was a 25-homer hitter his entire career.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-4 and his 10th and 11th homers.  I always find it interesting where catchers are ranked in relation to other catchers on our Player Rater.  So, guess where Lucroy is ranked?  Nope, higher.  Higher still.  I’ll give you a hint, when you get to number one stop.

Jimmy Nelson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  You gotta give him credit, at least he’s not even making himself that appealing.

Homer Bailey – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  You gotta give him credit, at least– Oops, sorry, the record is scratched.

Pedro Alvarez – Left yesterday’s game with knee discomfort.  His thigh and shin will meet somewhere in the middle to discuss how to proceed.

Vance Worley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.10.  There were three unearned runs so this wasn’t nearly as pretty as the line.  Celebrity Sighting Alert!  I saw his mom, Jo Anne Worley, the other day walking down the street.  Well, walking is being generous.  She was holding court with five gay men!  God bless her and those gorgeous 76-year-old thighs!

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Who now?  What team he play for?  Polanco?  Doesn’t ring any bells.  Sorry, just practicing for next draft season when I try to throw people off his scent.

Ike Davis – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  That breaks a 1-for-his-last-ten-games streak.  He hadn’t even started the last few games for Gaby Sanchez.  Before you cry for Ike, think about the sucker who bought front row seats and has to duck every time Ike swings.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Yeah, but Gyorko put a whole bag of sunflower seeds in his mouth and opened each one without any hands!

Josh Beckett – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, raising his ERA to 2.52.  Whenever a pitcher returns from the DL, they are always a risky proposition.  There should be a glossary term for a pitcher coming back from the DL and the risk involved.  Please suggest in the comments.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  A lot of power in April (8 HRs), not so much since I said to sell him.  In the end, he’ll probably be around a 22-homer hitter, which in common parlance is poopski.

Scott Van Slyke – Hit a pinch-hit homer, his 9th. If you would’ve drafted him just for his first home run in Australia, then went into a coma for four months, you’d have more homers from him than the guy who drafted Kemp.

Austin Jackson – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  Another day, another couple of hits, another blurb telling you to pick him up.  He’s at 53% ownership now, not good enough, guys and four girl readers.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Chase Anderson (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks).  In a matchup of Guess I Should Own Him vs. Guess I Should Stream Him, and it ended in a no decision for both, which feels appropriately meh.

David Peralta – 2-for-3, 3 runs.  I’m gonna walk you through this while holding your hand.  Metaphorically, please get your clams off me.  Go through the lineups and see who’s hitting leadoff, then see who’s available, then see who’s hitting.  Peralta’s at 6% owned.  He’s hitting .329.  Got it?  Good.

Michael Cuddyer – Aiming to return in mid-August.  Just in time to get his H2H owners excited to have him back for the playoffs, only to have their dreams shattered again when he re-injures himself in September.

Troy Tulowitzki – Hit the DL with a strained hip.  Terrific.  Can all Rockies players only get hurt while on extended road trips?  Please.  This is prime slugging season in Coors!  On the serious tip, do high altitudes make one more injury prone?  I’m asking for a friend that owns Tulo.  On a side note, due to an extra roster spot for Tulo going to the DL, I dropped Angel Pagan from my DL spot and grabbed Josh Fields for s’s and g’s.  Here’s my moves.  That is Exhibit A when my friends and family try to have a fantasy intervention.  I was so anxious to add crappy Josh Fields, I added crappier Josh Fields at first!  My name is Grey and I am a Chronic Rosterbator.

Josh Rutledge – 2-for-5, 1 run.  As I told anyone that asked yesterday, I’d grab Rutledge now that Tulo is on the DL and play him at least while they are in Coors.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Forget Rutledge, anyone is worth adding while they are in Coors.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5 and his 12th homer.  Took two major injuries, but Dickerson finally found his way to the three-hole in the lineup.  Hopefully he does so much damage that Walt Weiss overlooks that he’s not hitting .215 and sure-handed with grounders.  “When I was your age, I played a nifty defense.  Now get off my lawn!”  That’s Walt Weiss.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Crazy to look at the Rockies lineup and compare it to last year. CarGo and their leadoff hitter is about all that is the same.  Well, technically, their leadoff hitter last year was Dexter Fowler, but you catch my drift.

Ryan Zimmerman – Left yesterday’s game with a leg injury that looked like it would need a DL stint since he needed to be helped off the field.  Drafting him is like you’re starving and you’ve heard about this place from a friend called California O, Pita.  Then you get there and it turns out your friend has dyslexia and it’s California Patio furniture.

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. LaRoche is exactly the kind of 1st baseman the Rockies will sign, and then I’ll say but The Treasurer Ben Paulsen (2-for-4, 1 run) was money in the bank!  Then we’ll laugh and tell short stories around a campfire.

Garrett Richards – Angels said they won’t limit his workload.  The Sciosciapath said, “My donkey broke down, and the mule I ordered on eBay never showed up, so Richards is going to carry all my crap to every game.”  Richards throwing over 200 IP is great for this year, and a real kick in the whosie-whats-its for next year.

Hector Santiago – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I streamed him per the Stream-o-Nator and I dropped him prior to this game even ending.  Like a fantasy baller!*  *An exclamation that has been found to turn off even female sex addicts.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Hush now, I need sleepers for next year.

Chase Whitley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.73 vs. Nick Martinez (5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.73.)  In a matchup that was literally billed as Our Payroll Is $136 million And This Is The Crap We’re Throwing vs. Hey, Bucko, Our Payroll Is $202 Million.

Geovany Soto – To the DL with a groin strain.  He hurt himself when the trainer was stretching him.  Soto asked him to ease up on his leg, saying, “Easy,” and the trainer didn’t hear him and said, “Wider?” and Soto jerked up, straining himself.

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  1. fausto says:
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    I hold onto Ajax all yr…he was meh for 3 months. I finally drop him for cron to replace edwins hr, cron is immediately sent packing and Ajax is playing like the one I thought I drafted.. smith loses his job to citystreet, now springer?…… sorry just needed to rant. At least I can say “welcome to the ‘cantéra-dome”..Are you there chuck d its me, margaret? Good read as usual.

  2. costaricanchata says:
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    papelbon actually pitched 2 innings yesterday .

  3. jo jo!!! says:
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    A Gon, Wright, and Polanco for Abreu and Arenado – which side do you like?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @jo jo!!!: Abreu.. not close

    • theone says:
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      @jo jo!!!: Depends on what the rest of your team looks like

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with the others

  4. J-FOH says:
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    Peralta is my boy…..this week. Well put today!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good call J-FOH

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I think Hitter-Tron had him as a -7.8 play. Hitter-Tron is cra-cra!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

  5. Dominican Power says:
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    Sandoval/Yelich for Scherzer

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends what you need more. Scherzer is the best player

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      Having 4 Reds in my lineup is just not working out so far but I couldnt pass up getting Bruce for Minor.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        They haven’t been good all year, hopefully they turn it around…

  6. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    zimmerman replacement questions.
    1.rutledge or mostsuckass? 18 pickups left for year here
    2. NL only . amarista/bourjos/venable/pena/solarte (whenever he shows up in player database). rendon/coglan that could play 3rd, it’s just about best player.

    • @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

      1. Rutledge has 4 more games at home this week and then is on the road for 7 next week, based on Rut not being home next week and your limit of moves, I would add Mostsuckass..

      2. If that is Anthony Rendon, that is who you want..

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: in 2. that . indicated i already have them so zimmerman’s replacement doesn’t have to be a 3B/OF. you must play in some pretty shallow leagues to think rendon is a free agent in any size league. the player to be picked up is one of
        amarista/bourjos/venable/pena/solarte/lake (forgot about him)

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: that is surprising that rendon is free agent anywhere, certainly not in NL only.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom…Moose and Venable

  7. DrEasy says:
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    Now the Yankees need to trade for Chase Utley just so they can complete their Chase Head/Ut/Whit/Ley trifecta.

    I hope The Purple Evolutionist doesn’t go extinct now. Between him, the Treasurer and Rangers’ pitcher Feierabend the Epistemologist we have quite the cast of intellectuals.

    For the uncertainty of pitchers coming back from the DL I offer RidDLers, but I’m sure others will come up with something better.

    With Zim probably going to the DL, which OF would you go for on waivers: Hurry K’d Carter, van Slyke or David Peralta? There’s James Jones and Gose too for the SAGNOF variety.

    • @DrEasy: I’d go Carter for the power, if you are not penalized for his K’s..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Ha, awesome on Utley…. RidDLers is meh… Agree with Phenom

  8. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    t.walker questions.
    1. 18 pickups left roto where i have minor/keuchel who could be dropped for walker. drop 1 of them right now (which), or wait to see if walker looks ok?
    2. had planned to stream bauer, so him or walker today? later i’ll be asking if we keep walker over grabbing miley (but of course that will depend on how walker looks). this is 10 teamer with deep benches so don’t know if i should just use walker and jump to mccarthy/miley/bauer/salazar and the like.

    • ty says:
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      @J-FOH: HAHA so great!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

  9. “I, your name, pledge allegiance to Hedley”..great stuff J-FOH

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Dear Grey!!

    First to comment? Can’t be? I beat out MP AND G3!!!??? The French would say, ‘Incroyable’!

    Great write up, to be sure! Gr8 insight into everything. Too funny on Josh Fields – would the real Josh Fields, please stand up, please stand up, please stand up a la Slim Shady. I did something similar but just had a brain fart thinking about how badly Minor destroyed my week. Had a serious bromance with him pre-season and was seriously disappointed that I was ONLY able to sign him up in 1 of my 3 re-draft leagues. Dropped him yesterday for Jimmy Nelson but will use the slot for streamers or the next hot potato.

    On Minor, that’s four starts in a row with 10 hits or more. One does not have to be a genius to figure out there’s something wrong. To confirm my conviction, because I am not a genius (trust me), I trolled the chatroom for the Braves game where most diehard Braves’ fans hang out and everyone was of course devastated. Most frequent comments were like…’I have more important work to do, so see you all l8r, dropped in to see a Braves W, but now mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, fixing the leaky roof and repairing the water heater are more important.’ It was supremely painful for all to watch in horror as Minor gave up hit after hit after hit after hit after hit after hit after hit after hit after hit after hit (there were 10 hits, just making a point) and then to be removed for Hale.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      @Ante GALIC: Ha, thanks! I hear ya on Minor, oofa…I own him in an NL-Only league with no options…

    • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Been watching Minor to figure out what the hell to do with him. The only positive take-away from that bashing yesterday was that it was the first start I’ve seen where he was consistently back to 91-93. So, it looks like his shoulder strength may finally be back but his command sure wasn’t. If one follows the other he could quickly resurrect himself since he has had a pretty good history with command/control. If you’re stuck with his next start like me you might want to wait to pull the trigger on him. What a bust so far.

  11. Ante GALIC says:
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    Damn!!! Took too long to read and enjoy the column and therefore what appeared to be the first entry became the 17th. That’s the price you pay when you snooze. Damn, MP!!! You must eat, breathe and sleep fantasy baseball or something similar. I love you all.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • @Ante GALIC: “eat, breathe and sleep fantasy baseball or something similar.” NICE

      playing for 20+ years will do that do you..

  12. Eddy says:
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    Best 2 of these 3 ROY Anibal, Iwakuma, or Ryu?

  13. Dan says:
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    Pick 1 between

    1. Duda, Laroche or swisher

    2. Ozuna yelich K Davis A Jax

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Dan: 1. Wet Tail (Duda)
      2. OZUNA!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Duda, Davis (though depends on needs)

  14. slicke5 says:
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    Risky Activation… Racktivation! Like a swift kick to the huevos.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @slicke5: I like it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slicke5: I’m not as excited as others… Maybe, will put it on the list

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: as a person who hath made many attempt at a glossary entry I cast mine vote as a nay on this one. No offense id just never use it. Just my opinon…. which means absolutely nothing. Valliant attempt though.
        Id take the OVER on 75% of my attempts coming while being severely inebriated. Not excuses just truth…

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @fausto: maybe, but what % of your total posts are penned and sent while being pretty inebriated, like 71%?

  15. The Thumb says:
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    Do I break my “never start a pitcher in Coors rule” with Stras today? I’m 3rd in ERA but only .08 off of the leader

  16. Hi everyone: deep roto league where I need pitching help most (esp. Ws and Ks). My current SP staff is Cobb, Teheran, AWood, and Fister. I picked up Walker to stream tonight and have Salazar in my NA spot and I’d have to activate him before being allowed to make any roster changes.

    My questions: for my 5th starter, am I better off dropping Walker to activate Salazar? Dropping Salazar and keeping Walker? Or dropping both and picking up any of Minor (as horrible as he looked he faces SD next), McCarthy, Stroman, Hughes, Kuroda, Volquez, or Gee?

    Another way to put it, which are the top 3 or so options from among Salazar,T Walker, Minor, McCarthy, Stroman, Hughes, Kuroda, Volquez, or Gee?

    Thanks!

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Enrique: Walker, Stroman, Gee, Salazar in that order

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Enrique: Stroman, Gee, Walker

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Enrique: Gee, Walker, Stroman

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Strogeewalkazar…clearly

      Gee, Kuroda, and Stroman IMO

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Enrique: gee/stroman/mccarthy/walker (due to walks being almost as bad as salazar and playing time problems)/kuroda.

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    DLapidated…where do I collect my prize?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good one!

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I also like this one

      Racktivation, DLapitated, << good entries so far! I vote Racktivation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I like that better than others… You’re in the lead…

  18. “There should be a glossary term for a pitcher coming back from the DL and the risk involved.”

    playing with fire baller

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: DLapidated gets my vote. …or DLack-tivated. As in “OH great well that was a DLack-tivated start from liriano”
        DLack-tivated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, and DLackivated… Not bad… I’ll put it on the master list to Rudy…

  19. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Would you drop anyone from H Bailey, Cobb, or Arrieta for DeGrom?

    Thanks

  20. On the list... says:
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    Should I drop Mike Minor? I have to decide between Fister or Minor for the bench to avoid being over my bench cap. Also, with Tulo on the DL…who do I start: Segura or Rutledge? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      drop Minor
      Rutledge at home

  21. The Thumb says:
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    “Brunt”.

    Like when a chick looks good from the back but ugly once you turn her around.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      when you said “turn her around” I pictured a mannequin

  22. Robert D says:
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    5×5 10 team league weekly league: Currently in first barely. want to improve Avg. RBI, HR.SB if possible. I have 4 closers could even trade a pitcher my ratio in ERA and Whip wouldn’t suffer.
    C: Montero 1b:Rizzo 2b; Infante 3b;Arenado, SS: Rutledge MI: A. Cabrera Cl. R. Zimmerman
    Of: Gomez, Heyward, Bruce, McCutchen C Gonzalzes. U. Chris Davis
    P: Scherzer, Bumgarner, Gray, Cobb, Ryu, J. Arrieta, C.Allen, J.Soria, G. Perkins
    Bench: S.Cishek, K.Calhoun, A. Gordon D.L. Tulowitziki, G.Cole.
    I last week traded D. Gordon, A. Wainwright for A. McCutchen; put in waiver claim today for C. Santana for R. Zimmerman. or should I do M. Montero instead?
    Should I also try to trade Chris Davis for Ian Kinsler? then I have either A. Gordon or K. Calhoun for utiltiy can rid of Infante or A. Cabrera. C.Santana to CI.
    I have 9 more wins than 3rd place team can’t really gain in strikeouts so should I deal a package of Scherzer for Adam Jones?
    Andrew Cashner is on waiver wire, worth picking up?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d pick up Santana, yes. Davis for Kinsler sounds fine. I wouldn’t mess with Cashner unless you can stash him for free on your DL

  23. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Looks like it might be time to cut Gennett loose in my 10 team OBP league. Who would you grab to replace?

    Wong
    Matt Carpenter
    Alcántara

  24. Anibal Sanchez was a sell a few weeks ago. Is Gregory Polanco too little to get in return?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds a little light in a redraft. depends what the rest of your pitching staff looks like

  25. jaboobs narcoleptic says:
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    so who do you suggest to play everyday of these three..Y.Cespedes, Kris Davis and C. Yelich, G.Polanco?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cespedes

  26. y4rivera says:
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    Which side?

    Give: Posey, Pedroia, Harang
    Get : Utley, Felix

    I had Rosario on my bench so now he will be my C.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @y4rivera: Felix

      • y4rivera says:
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        Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with others

  27. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Minor or Gausman? Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if Minor can’t handle the Padres in his next start he should be dead to the world

  28. JP says:
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    @Grey @anyone else…
    working on two trades with the same guy.. first one ive agreed to terms, second need some help on..

    1. I trade arrieta to get J-Zimm and Andrus? you like?
    2. His Cargo is dealable.. How much do you think i should be giving up to get there.. I consider all but Cano/Jones/Rizzo tradeable from my bats and all but iwakuma/cobb tradeable from my arms..
    tx guys

    my team:
    C- Wilin Rosario
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Cano
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Miller
    OF – Jones
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Rios
    Util – Pujols
    Bench – Arenado

    SP – Cobb
    SP – Iwakuma
    SP – Arrieta
    SP – Chavez
    SP – Porcello
    SP – Roark
    SP – Stroman
    SP – Salazar
    RP – Robertson
    RP – Papelbon
    RP – Casilla
    RP – Romo (have 3rd place waiver claim in on Polanco so will drop him if i win)
    DL – Cole
    DL – Cashner

    • JP says:
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      @JP:

      update: he’d do my iwakuma/arrieta for cargo, zimm and andrus..

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        I like it

        • JP says:
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          @Mike: Jordan zimm
          10 team head to head yahoo mixed

    • JP says:
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      @JP:

      final update: Rios/Papelbon/Iwakuma for Cargo/J Zimm/Andrus..

      thoughts?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JP: CarGo side

        • JP says:
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          @Grey: trade done tx everyone

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  29. William says:
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    @Grey – someone dropped Matt Cain – is he worth a pickup? I would drop Niese

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @William: As a dl stash yes… ros no

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

  30. Zimmer says:
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    “Premature activation”

    as in “…wasn’t sure if I should have waited to make sure Liriano had righted the ship before I started him against the Cubs….ugh: PREMATURE ACTIVATION.”
    (that’s what she said)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s really good IMO

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @Zimmer: Very nice.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Zimmer: But what if he pitches well….was it premature?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zimmer: Nice, I think that’s the best one we have so far…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: eh i feel like the whole premature ejaculation pun angle has been suggested to death for other terms and this one isnt even any better than others

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It didn’t pass the Rudy test anyway

  31. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    turns out to replace zimm i only need a CI guy till lind/cron come back. so amarista/mostsuckass/rutledge/lomo.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Moose

  32. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    also, is this actually a consensus to play bauer over walker today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you could probably flip a coin. I’d lean Bauer

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Mike: good news is i fell asleep and somebody else beat me to bauer, so i was forced into walker, so my opp this week in that league got a loss out of bauer and i did not get one of those from walker. and SEA wasn’t a bunch of twats and sent walker down immediately afterwards. so we don’t have to wait to NA stash him.

  33. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Glossary Term:
    Disgraceful Wish…..as in, I wish i didnt have to decide weather or not to start this guy coming of of the disgraceful list.

  34. Carter says:
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    Who would you rather own for the ROS. Odorizzi or deGrom?

    Thanks as always.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I might lean deGrom just cause NL. I think they are pretty close in value

  35. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    While chopping onions hold a piece of bread between your lips to stop your eyes from watering.

    • Sherm says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: This works. Have done it. But it’s better just to have a very sharp knife that cuts the onion rather than crushes it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      cool!

    • Jfree says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:

      Actually the best way is to hold the onion in your teeth while cutting it. The onion won’t make you cry unless the knife slices your tongue.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Jfree: Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: You probably have this set up for August fact, but it made me think of it… If you rub your fingers on metal while washing your hands, it removes smell of garlic

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Nice….that wasnt on my radar yet..good one.

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: wow, metal + water is to garlic smell as garlic is to vampires. huh. make the MF’ers glad to mutate

  36. JeF With 1 F says:
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    WET TAIL!!!! Get on board Grey, you know you want to pick him up.

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Wet tail = dead horse. Lets move on.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Shawn of The Livid: Lucas Duda = Wet Tail……and thats a horse im still riding.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: It may not be in your glossary but its in your heart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is!

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: so reminiscent of “fetch”

  37. Slam says:
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    Just got offered Jay Bruce for Brantley. It’s a keeper league and I have Brantley for $1 and Bruce is way over priced. Do you think Bruce is going to be more valuable than Brantley the rest of this season at least?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Slam: Nope keep Brantley, hes for real

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  38. EVERYBODY, please comment on this trade for me..cheers:

    what do you think of this trade Bro, I give J Zim, Mad Bum and Springer for Ryan Braun..5×5 daily roto

  39. Jon says:
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    Sit/start Cobb @ STL?
    Eovaldi @ ATL?

    • @Jon:
      Yup on Cobb, SON likes him
      Flip a coin on Nate, it is the Krazy Braves, but Nate was shellacked his last time out..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Start
      Sit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Mike

  40. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    A little side note Mauer is in tee ball. The manager says Mauer is trying to be too selective at the plate and needs to swing more. The other kids are complaining.

  41. papasmurf says:
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    Even the HR was just a fence scraper.For whatever reason Longo’s power is sapped this year.

    After his April, I had his HR over/under at 22. I would sign up for the over in a heartbeat at this rate…

    He could use some lessons from JD Martinez…

    How the mighty has fallen.

    • @papasmurf:That he has been healthy all year, makes me think sooner than later he is gonna go off, and maybe last night was the start..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: He’s hitting too many ground balls…

    • Furious says:
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      @papasmurf: Have a feeling this will be one of those ‘he was playing through a small injury’ all season type of things. Bounce back next year!

  42. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Hey (Grey) don’t let it go to waste, I love it but I hate the taste… Injuries keeping me down (x2)

    Season is over for me, but I still enjoy these gems.

    My two suggestions for a term for SPs coming off the DL with risk would be “Joel Goodson,” “Craps,” and a “DL-bacle.” Could be a DL-bacle tonight, just like my fantasy team…

    PEACE

    • Nico

      XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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      three* suggestions

      • Nico

        XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Grey: Can’t argue that. That’s gold.

  43. TOGMAN says:
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    Need a replacement for Tulo. 12-team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Rutledge, Jeter, Lowrie, Bogaerts, Simmons, Drew

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rutledge

  44. John Rubino says:
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    Chinese Democracy –

    A reminder of how things always have the potential to suck after a lengthy hiatus.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @John Rubino: A let down indeed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John Rubino: Ha, I actually like that a lot… I’ll put it on the list…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: yea this one has my vote

  45. Rags says:
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    Points league with emphasis on wins and IP, have to sit one of these three:

    Strasberg @ COL
    Kluber @ KC
    Arrietta vs StL

    It’s Arrietta, right? Even though StL’s offense has been so-so and Stras is in Colorado?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, tough choice but I agree

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @Rags: I might sit Stras, but there’s no good answer here.

  46. Frankie says:
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    Beckett started his first game since coming off the DL. He was just JOSHING.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frankie: I think we have better…

  47. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Funny responses to pitchers coming off the DL…Frickin J. Zimmerman adds to my own Latos and Lee woes…Was Wainright injured when he threw that floating Jeter double? I could only think of cliche zombie references (Pitching Dead) or prison ones: (Dead man pitching)… Dead being the key word…

    But then I got thinking that this was a situation where the fantasy baller knows he has to play the guy, knows he can’t stop himself, can easily bench him for one game, but does not. Kind of like walking into a prison with nothing but underwear…

  48. Nightpandas says:
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    morning all,

    C Allen and DeGrom a fair return for R Zimm in a keeper? I am the one with RZimm. Could also replace DeGrom with Garza

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Nightpandas: I like the Allen side…I feel like owning Zimmerman is a cry for help

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  49. Ben. says:
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    My trade for Tulo was accepted just 2 hours before his injury. Any gut feeling how serious it is, and if he’ll be back after 2 weeks?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ben.: He’ll be back either after the 15 days or around then, and then he’ll get hurt again just in time for your fantasy playoff matchup

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds like it will be the minimum

    • Jfree says:
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      @Ben.: His injury will last long enough for the Rockies front office to nail down the blame their bad season on injuries so that everyone gets distracted from calling for the front office to get fired.

  50. Should I cut Gausman or Ventura loose for Taijuan Walker’s start today? I suppose Gausman and Walker about the same level of risk/reward and either could get sent down at any time. Ventura is striking out well below 20% of his batters in June & July. Maybe I’m just being a dingleberry or I could be suffering from overhyped phenom fever?! Thanks.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @madden_curser: Probably Ventura. That elbow issue has me worried, and the fact he’s not K’ing anyone like you had mentioned with a high 90s fastball…that is also of concern

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d actually stick with Gausman and Ventura.

  51. Five-On-One says:
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    What’s up with SON’s love of Minor ($20.1 for next start vSD) and hate of Kluber ($4.7 for next start @KC)? SON also digs Burnett ($10.1 v SF) and Liriano ($14.4 vLAD). So, here’s my question, who do I start in my last 4 SP slots this week?

    2-start Burnett (vSF $10.1, @NYM $12.7)
    2-start Liriano (vLAD $14.4, @SF $? – not on SON yet)
    2-start McCarthy (vTEX $6.5, @TEX $? – not on SON yet)
    1-start Kluber (@KC $4.7)
    1-start Arrieta (vSTL $8.6)
    1-start Minor (vSD $20.1)

    Leaning toward Kluber, Burnett, Liriano and McCarthy, but feedback would be approciated. Gracias.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Five-On-One: Burnett, Kluber, Arrieta and Minor (only because its San Diego)

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Thanks for the response. I hear ya on the SD rationale, but Minor has gotten hit hard in 4 of his last five starts against the offensive juggernauts of Houston, Mets, Mets, Cubs, and Miami. Not sure SD is that much worse, and that I should expect Minor to be that much better than he has been.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Five-On-One: Arrieta, AJ, Kluber, McCarthy…but honestly, the McCarthy pick was because I have absolute zero confidence in Liriano and Minor, and McCarthy is like on a .01 confidence level

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      SD is the worst offense in baseball

      those choices seem fine to me. I’d start Arrieta over McCarthy

  52. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Just wanted to say I finally did it. I dropped Rosario for Yan Gomes. Gomes is better in every statistic. I feel like a new man.

      • TheShelbySensation says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Agree with the move?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @TheShelbySensation: Yea i dumped him a few weeks back in a redraft league…might as well just play the hot hand at catcher.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha nice

  53. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Seegura or Rutledge while Tulo is on the DL?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d play Rutledge while Tulo is out

  54. Mello Yello says:
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    I added Alcantara right before reaing this…glad I’m not the only one who is head over heels like it’s Tears For Fears

  55. Mike says:
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    As long as Tulo is out..
    Rutledge or Scooter G ROS??
    Thx!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Rutledge. Scooter just got hurt

  56. Bob says:
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    Which hitter below would you sit today?
    Hittertron rank in parentheses.
    Normally I just trust the ranking but wanted some human input too as some of these guys are slumping or coming off injury.
    Thanks!

    Bruce (74)
    Rios (103)
    Marte (120)
    Holt (213)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bob: Don’t bring me dowwnnnnn BRUCE! (that’s right, Electric Light Orchestra in the house!)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Bruce

  57. Nathan Moore says:
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    Should I drop a (possibly injured) Scooter Gennett to pick up Chase Headley?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Nathan Moore: I’d probably do that even if he wasn’t hurt

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  58. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    Fantastic call on Rizzo Grey, seriously helping out every one of my teams. I grabbed him really late in a few too. Crazy value. AU RIZZ!!!

  59. Spencer says:
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    I have some SP off the DL now that i either need to drop or get back in my lineup (dropping other guys to activate them). This is a 10 team H2H with IP,ERA,WHIP,K/9,QS. I guess the easiest way to ask is which 2 do I keep on my roster?

    Cliff Lee
    Josh Beckett
    Dillon Gee
    Yordano Ventura

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Spencer: Lee and Becks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d keep Lee and Ventura. I don’t want anything to do with that hip.

  60. Cheese says:
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    I’ve been offered Tanaka for my Aaron Hill… Thoughts on Tanaka returning (and being effective) this season? Hill is currently occupying my MI slot, but I could replace him with Rutledge. Do I gamble on Tanaka’s return?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Cheese: You have to do that…even if Tanaka doesn’t come back, that’s a risk worth taking (esp. since you have a MI contingency plan)

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Cheese: Tanaka won’t be back. Never gamble with TJ. It will take your house. I would do that trade for though for 2016.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I honestly don’t think he pitches again this year

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @Cheese: Yanks are not going to bring him out again this year. I would be absolutely shocked if they did.

  61. sniff test says:
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    Is it bad idea jeans to drop JD Martinez for some temporary Rutledge? I have an inner inkling that Martinez’s fade into the Detroit sunset is upon us.

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @sniff test: Rut would only be a temp. replacement.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold JD

  62. can't fight fate says:
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    What do you think the price for Pedroia is right now if I am looking at a pitcher. The guy is driving me insane. I have Wong as the backup.

  63. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Ventura or deGrom ROS?

  64. JY says:
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    How would you rank Porcello, Stroman and Hahn?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rank them just like that

  65. Zeus says:
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    Lonnie Chisenhall droppable in a standard league? Or just ride the slump?

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      Are Alcantara and Polanco pretty much the same player? If not, what are the biggest differences?@Zeus: If he’s in your ut spot in a 12 team, I’d think there would be better options.

      • Mike

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        more power and steals from Polanco. Alky seems more like a 10-15 homer, 20-25 steal guy which is awesome at MI. Polanco could turn into a 20/30, maybe even 30/30 type player tho

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Zeus: The first part of that is obviously for Grey/Mike.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends what’s out there

  66. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    Does Grey’s cougar know he’s been playing the ‘Field(s)’?

  67. Buckeye Dan says:
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    Please help!

    Getting tired of waiting on Dustin Pedoria to produce. Even when his team scores 14 runs he goes 0-4. When he does hit, he has no other scoring stats. Should I drop Pedoria and pick up N. Walker, Wong, P Sandoval or C Headley (would move Rendon to 2b)??

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Buckeye Dan: Wong or Panda.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m a Walker guy

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @Buckeye Dan: If you have Rendon I would definitely move him to 2nd and grab Wong or Walker based on needs. Pedroia is not healthly

      • Buckeye Dan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks All

  68. Charles says:
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    Always always looking forward to your morning write ups. 12 team points league with heavy scoring for pitchers (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss, 2.5 pts per K, -2.5 pts per ER, -1 pts per BB). Should I start Strasburg today (SON 18.6) at Col?? And should I drop Marte (on my bench) for A. Jackson as a backup OF? My current starters are Puig, Gomez, Brantley and Werth (util).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      start and hold Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  69. SallyCips says:
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    Here’s my suggestion:

    ROLD GOLD. You think you’re GOLDen because your pitcher is off the DL but the ROLD part stands for Return Of The Living Dead.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  70. Joe says:
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    My keeper league allows a player to be kept for 2 years at the draft round value. My 4 main options are cutch (1), Jose Abreu (8), Teheran (10) or rendon (25). I will have the first pick next season

    I could keep all but cutch and then redraft him 1st overall. I could also package cutch and Teheran for Trout. I would then go with Trout (1) Abreu and Rendon. Am I better off staying put keeping the three and drafting cutch or making the move for Trout.

    Hope that made sense.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Joe:

      can you keep cutch and still get 1st pick ?
      if so , then drop the pitcher .

      • Joe says:
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        @costaricanchata: I can’t because if i keep Cutch, it would count as my first rounder. but if I would have the first pick, I would keep the other three and know that I could redraft Cutch.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d get Trout

  71. booya says:
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    Headley or Pearce?

  72. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , even Segura is back, drop Segura for Alexei for ROS? Green light or hold, thanks

      • Wilson says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: thanks for reply, but based on Grey’s top 100 for 2nd half season ranking, Alexei is ranked 80’s and Segura is not on the list… Just wondering experts’ thoughts on Segura. Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

      • Wilson says:
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        @Mike: Hi Mike, thanks for your reply. Please rank Segura Andrus Alexei for ROS. Thanks.

  73. Teddy Heater says:
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    SON has Liriano at 13.9 v LAD, do you trust him?

    • @Teddy Heater: NO, I would not start Liriano today. He is much better on the road this year, ERA is 5.32 in 9 home starts…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I never trust him haha, but I was happy when I streamed his last start…

  74. Paul says:
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    Trade/Drop any of Ventura, Bailey, or Anibal for Cole (when he’s back) or Stroman?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  75. Barenrewn says:
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    I have both Frazier and Machado, and could use some SP. It’s a keeper league so I am hesitant to trade Machado. That being said, I’m 2 games out of the playoffs and the extra roster spot would be helpful. Which 3rd baseman do you like ROS and is Machado worth hanging onto as a keeper for next year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold onto him in a keeper unless you are getting a nice package in return.

  76. joe says:
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    drop Rosario and pick up Vogt? vogt is C eligible

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  77. Charles says:
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    Looks like Shelby Miller might start this Saturday @ Cubs. Is he worth a stream? 12 team points league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m not a fan

  78. Fistering says:
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    Drop keuchel for Morton?

  79. MooseOutFront says:
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    Return 2 to the streamer pool:
    McHugh
    deGrom
    Miley
    Lackey
    Stroman

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh and Lackey

  80. scott steelers says:
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    Current OF (3 spots) is McCutch 6th rd, Puig 10th rd, Springer 14th rd, Bruce no keeper value and Calhoun 15th rd. Was offered Scherzer 9th rd for McCutch 6th rd. My pitching is so awful it’s mind blowing. Pull the triggee?

    • @scott steelers: Normally I would say no, but if you need pitching that bad, you don’t have much choice, unless you could move a package of players for Sherzer..

      • scott steelers says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: pitching is arrieta, kazmir, beckett, latos, nelson, stroman, Matt cain, weaver… just so you have an idea what I’m working with.

        • @scott steelers: See if you can drop cain for a better pitcher from the free agent list and you won’t have to trade Cutch..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold a 6th rd Cutch

      • scott steelers says:
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        @Mike: or I could trade a sorry Bruce for a sorry Minor and see if he comes around??

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          hold Bruce

  81. Wilsonian says:
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    Are you cutting bait with Pedro in an 8 Team H2H league?

    I’ve about had it with his uselessness.

    Stats: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Napoli would be my choice for tomorrow, then either hang on to him or stream him. Pedro is riding the pine behind a glut of 3Bs – Longoria, Machado, Arenado.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Wilsonian:

          even in an 8-teamer , you don’t need 4 3rd basemen .
          drop him and get a pitcher who might help .

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @costaricanchata: we do have an IF slot and two UTIL slots, so they can play most days. But I’m agreeing there, and like my other guys more. Think I’ll cut him for Napoli tomorrow and then see what I want to do about an SP.

  82. Basement Artie says:
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    Myo-CarGo-Infarction.

  83. J says:
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    1) How long to ride the Pearce train? (util spot)

    Should I grab any of the following instead:
    Kiermaier, Victorino, Dom Brown, Adam Dunn, Freese, D Peralta, Rutledge

    2) Bottom end of a large SP rotation.

    I have Locke and Keuchel currently.

    Should I drop for:
    Salazar, Nelson, McCarthy, Hendriks, Smyly, Worley, Collmenter

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Kiermaier

      Smyly over Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: 1) Go Peralta 2) Agree with Mike

  84. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    As he says on the show Aarrrone Sanchez (rolling my r’s)

  85. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Wong or alcantara

  86. J-Money says:
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    Good Morning Good Sir(s),

    Please pick one to drop:

    Aybar, Wong, Alcides or Gennett

    Thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gennett

  87. George Zip says:
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    Best replacement for Zimmerman:
    Headley
    Jordy Mercer (MI)
    Castellanos

    Also rather have Ozuna or Khris Davis in a keeper league?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Casty and Ozuna

  88. Matty says:
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    A word of caution to those with Tulo. I don’t want to be an alarmist, but looking at his 2012 injury and this one there are some unfortunate similarities. As someone whose (less lofty) athletic endeavors have been frequently derailed by hip/ groin issues this all sounds eerily familiar.

    That whole region of the body is super finicky especially with respect to lateral and explosive movements (playing SS, swinging and running). Scar tissue and muscle tightness do also seem to accumulate there with no issue until there is a pretty major issue. “Tight hip flexor” tends to be a catch-all phrase for a number of injuries that can be involved, and there’s a chance that they got there early, but I wouldn’t be terribly surprise to see this last much longer than 15.

    So if I were an owner I would monocle’d cyclops 2lo and be ready to ship him on name value to non-razz readers if anything but sparklingly good news comes out.

    (Disclaimer: I am a distance runner and not a baseball player. To give some perspective on the potential differences between the medical care we each receive: Tulo’s contract is valued at $118M and I have made tens of dollars in my athletic career plus some free shoes and some NCAA Division III meal money. I have been limping around with a tight hip flexor since May and have had repeated issues with it on the other side. I do not own Tulo in any leagues and have recently ceased a trade negotiation for him. I hope none of my league mates read this site; while this would be a great elaborate con to get them to sell him cheap I don’t want to give up the rest of the competitive advantage that has been conferred upon me by you guys in the Razzball community, I was just hoping to share some of my knowledge.)

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      Wow. Sorry. No idea I was getting that verbose.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha no worries. thanks for the info!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Great stuff!

  89. Boomer19 says:
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    I lost Tulo in my weekly roto league. I am hoping Baez gets the call ASAP. Do you see him getting the call soon or should I add Drew for next week? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d add Drew. I don’t think Baez is coming up soon

    • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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      @Boomer19: I have Tulo in a weekly league as well. Had to choose between Drew and Rutledge. When I saw that starting Monday the Rox have 12 of 15 on the road I went with Drew. Plus the Sox are home facing the Jays and Yanks rotations next week so there’s potential for some high run scoring games by the Sox.

  90. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Has it come to this? Time to drop Taveras? It is a keeper league (keep 4, keeping Miggy and Trout). As Razzball has professed, I’ve got maximize at-bats. Trade deadline is in ten days – if I can’t move him, acceptable to waive him?

    I just don’t see his path right now (would be sweet if the Cards made some space).

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident: I would hold in a keeper but don’t expect much this year. The fact that you have both Miggy and Trout offsets his lack of production this year

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      With only 4 keepers and Miggy and Trout, I wouldn’t sweat him

      • Pine Tar Incident says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys – so hard to pull the trigger, appreciate the advice.

  91. G-OZ says:
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    Should I drop Mike Minor for Gausman, Bauer, Miley or Shelby Miller?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take any of those guys except Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G-OZ: They’re streamers, except Minor who I wouldn’t touch

  92. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    Drop Keuchel for Tanner Roark? K/9 league

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  93. Chicken Dinner says:
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    All I can thing of when I see Arismendy’s name is the bird man from Alcatraz.

  94. Reid says:
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    Would you drop Belt for Duda or Chisenhall right now (ROS)? I’m a Springer owner too so I’m curious if I should just hold the fort down or make a change while I have guys out. I’m in first place in my 12 tm H2H.

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir!

  95. matlock says:
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    12 teamer 5×5 roto….my crush davis and mcgee for d gordon and wheeler..my current ss is segura..thx!

  96. Fish says:
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    Drop Keuchel for either Benoit or Yordano?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Fish: Ventura

  97. James F says:
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    Long time reader, first time poster. Amazing site btw, best on the inter- webs.

    In a 10 team h2h points league I’ve been offered Cliff Lee and McCutchen for Yu Darvish, Shields, and Robertson. This seems like a no brainer to accept in my opinion as I still have Jordan Zimmerman, Arrieta, Verlander, deGrom, Salazar and 3 SAGNOF worthy closers.

    Should I go ahead and accept or am I thinning my pitching too much?

    • James F says:
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      @James F:

      And for what it’s worth I’m the only person in the league that knows the Stream-O-Nator exist; been killing my daily leagues and doing lines in vegas, thanks Rudy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @James F: Thanks! I’d take McCutchen

  98. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    First year of a 3 year reset keeper, 12 team 6×6 yahoo h2h. (holds & OPS) 6 keepers in their original draft spot,

    I can get Trout for AJ & Cano (too much) or Do it?!?

    AJ & Cano were 1 & 2 respectively. Trading for Trout gives me the following keepers

    1 Trout
    8 Rizzo
    10 Abreu
    12 Gray (or I could go with Alcantra in 24th)
    15 Arenado
    25 Polanco

    I’m currently in 2nd, thoughts:

    Rosario-(didn’t draft was on the wire)
    Abreu
    Cano
    Andrus
    Arenado
    AJ
    Bruce
    Polanco
    Pujols
    Rizzo

    Bench-Alcantra, Ozuna
    DL-Myers

    Teheran
    Gray
    Cobb
    Wood
    Ventura
    Stroman

    Allen
    Cishek
    Benoit

    Walden (holds league)
    W Smith

    Stream Spot

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. Curtis says:
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    Preference between Kendrick and Zobrist rest of season? I’m moving Rendon and his keeper value and can get one in return. 1st in Rs, 2nd in HRs, 4th in SBs, 4th in RBI, 1st in AVG, so no real preference for stats. Does Zobrist’s position flexibility make him better?

  100. Carnac says:
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    Bonifacio’s return shouldn’t hurt Alcantara’s playing time. He started getting starts (almost stutterer) at CF before his call up, and has been playing their pretty regularly since. The Cubs OF has been so terrible the job’s his, probably long term. Also, FWIW, Javier Baez has been starting at 2B the last couple weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: From your mouth to Giancarlo’s ears…

      • Carnac says:
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        And from your mouth to Giancarlo’s thighs…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey now!

          • Carnac says:
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            Arismendy starting in CF tonight, Bonifacio at 2B.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice, hope it stays that way!

  101. Chicken Dinner says:
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    How about…..

    Off the DL Hughly.

    The second ‘h’ is silent

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: How about…..

      Off the DL Hughly.

      The “H’s” are silent

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You said that one already, no? I like it… Running it by Rudy

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, sorry. My computes ain’t computing very well. Thought it didn’t post.

  102. The Dude says:
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    Is this news to anyone else? Razzball has an office?!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Dude: it’s more like an abandoned warehouse

      • Charles says:
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        @J-FOH:
        When I read “abandoned” followed by the word “warehouse” two words come into mind. Stripper pole…or rave.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  103. Cranz says:
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    What’s poppin, Grey. Is Herr Kiermaier worth owning in a 10 teamer? Have him covering while Pweeg’s d-t-d. Or should I drop him for Davey Peralta? Thanks, and all that jazz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cranz: I’d want Peralta

  104. Carnac says:
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    Atlee Hammaker’s daughter is married to Yan Gomes!

  105. tj says:
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    Keeper league. Is it crazy to deal 5 Gregory Polanco, who I can keep for 5 more years, for Bumgarner, who I can only keep for 2?

    Am I overvaluing my rookie nookie?

  106. Carnac says:
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    Jose Bautista only has 2 HR in July. Which is almost as crazy as his 1 HR June.

  107. Jason E. from Michigan says:
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    I was just offered Cliff Lee for my Alex Wood. Seems like a no brainer to take a chance on guy like Lee right?

  108. Carnac says:
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    Grab a box of chablis from the fridge, Grey, we’re making another roadtrip to San Diego: the Padres are calling up Jeff Franceour!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I got my brie and baugette ready

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great, now I’m hungry

        • Carnac says:
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          Grab your pastel polo shirts and camo hats – we’re going to a Pads game! Allez Franceour!

  109. Pager24 says:
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    would you drop JD Martinez for Austin Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  110. Bunny says:
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    Wow, when did Bautista get 1B eligibility (yahoo)?

    Please rank ROS:

    Roark
    Kennedy
    Degrom
    Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom, Roark

  111. Moscowitz says:
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    Cobb over Bailey? Bailey doesnt look right and i really have a hard time believing he could turn it around this year.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato-tomahto

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Moscowitz: Cobb doesn’t look all that spectacular neither.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Cobbs peripherals look good though and i rather believe him to have a good second half than Bailey.

    • stonepie says:
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      @Moscowitz: they’re the same thing. both have much better peripherals than surface stats. id find a way to own both

  112. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Good morning Grey- whcih side of the trade do you like better in 10 team h2h cats redraft?
    I already have Stanton, Bautista, Pence, and K Davis in a 3 outfielder league and am looking to improve trading my other outfielders…

    I give Marte, Polanco, Calhoun I get deGrom or Odorizzi,J Mcgee, B Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  113. Jeff says:
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    Play both Leake vs. Lohse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, sure

  114. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    Ya can’t come close, my discography’s the one with the most,
    Cuz I appear on more tracks than Dale Earnhardt’s ghost,
    If you approach i’ll murder though,
    My gun flip more shells than the Ninja Turtle show,
    This is my movie in 3D,
    Slice ya neck with a Fugees CD,
    And stick Lauryn Hill with the coroner’s bill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best line ever — Cuz I appear on more tracks than Dale Earnhardt’s ghost

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: yup pretty damn good

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @nick the dick: I like what you did there/ wilin’ out like Sid Barre/ lookin’ down on the mound like a Scott Ericksin stare/remember his hair?/ He was oh so dreamy/ locked in my lineup one year then the rest was streamy

  115. Marv says:
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    Grey, 10-tm H2H cat Keeper (keep only 12)

    What do you think of this trade:

    MY Braun/Ventura/Prado/Cashner/Cishek
    for HIS C. Santana/Kenley/G.Holland/(one of Richards or Shields)

    This is my team 12 potential keepers with (K)):
    C -Mauer (DL)
    1B-Goldy (k)
    2B – B. Dozier (K)
    SS – Desmond (K)
    3B-Seager (K)
    MI – D. Murphy
    CI- Nolan
    OF – Braun (K)
    OF – McCutch (K)
    OF – Bruce (K)
    OF – Holliday (K)
    BN – Springer (K)
    BN- Polanco
    BN – Prado
    SP – Bum (K)
    SP – Sale (K)
    SP – Bailey
    RP -Chapman
    RP – Kimbrel (K)
    P – Cishek
    P – Kennedy
    BN -Wood
    BN- Ventura
    BN-Arrietta
    BN – Hammel
    DL – Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Marv says:
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        @Grey:
        Basically should I take this trade: trade MY Braun/Ventura/Prado/Cashner/Cishek
        for HIS C. Santana/Kenley/G.Holland/(I can have one of Richards or Shields)
        And I posted my team for reference. My thoughts are that with Mauer hurt, Carlos Santana will fill in nicely and I can afford to lose Braun because of my deep outfield

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I answered, nope

          • Marv says:
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            @Grey: My bad, thought you were chriping my Canadian roots, thanks Grey
            If your in my position, do you agree with my keepers ?

            Also, how do you rank the my 6 OF:
            MCutch/Braun/Bruce/Springer/Holliday/Polanco?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Keepers make sense… I just did a top 100 with rankings

  116. Fistering says:
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    In non-keeper I was offered abreu and Craig for Pujols and gardener. Almost wanna take it but gardener has been great and Craig would be on my bench or could even find someone on waivers better than Craig. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Abreu and drop Craig

      • Fistering says:
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        @Marv: @Grey: to balance my loss in steals by giving up gardener, what’s your thoughts on offering longoria for dee Gordon to another team? I only have scooter at 2nd. I also have Frazier to fill 3b if I deal longo. Thanks in advance again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  117. Pager24 says:
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    grab headley for Chisenhall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  118. Gator says:
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    Is Pedroia a top 50 player in 2015 or have those days passed him by?

  119. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    you agree that venable is the best zimmerman replacement out of venable/lake/amarista/pena/solarte?
    2. also, mostsuckass is best out of him/lomo/amarista/rutledge till either lind/cron come back.18 pickups left here, but i already have cron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  120. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody worried enough to quit a pretty cool league if this is allowed (it currently is)
    keep up to 25 per year. we only draft as many rounds as players we keep less than 25
    team 1 gives warren/betances/24th round pick/ 25th round pick (these are the picks that don’t really exist if a team keeps even 2 people
    for
    arenado/t.ross/1st rounder/2nd rounder.
    am thinking of quitting not only this league, but other leagues that a comishioner like this would let through.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s pretty bad

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @puigleague choo:@Grey: NYY is the owner (we all name ourselves after real life team and have to keep 9 or more of those at all times. NYY is just serious NYY fan of course. but arenado alone in a league like this is worth more than both of warren/betances. and if you look at NYY roster he now has like forsythe starting at 3b. This guy is throwing money on the ground to make room for some shiny rocks in his wallet. problem is they’re only shiny to him and the money is only being picked up by one team.

  121. Jwjung21 says:
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    Who would you drop Minor for Wily P or Despaigne?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  122. ebudz says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Took your advice and have been trying to stream the last spots on my rotation. On Monday I dropped Walker for deGrom for yesterday’s start but then last minute dropped deGrom for Salazar’s start instead only to have deGrom get scooped this morning (didn’t realize the quick add/drop made him a FA still). What makes it worse is that my opponent (who is in 1st) snagged him and I’m matched up against him this week !

    I feel like I should definitely pickup Walker again once waivers clear on Thursday but also want to pickup MIley for his Friday start @PHI .. so my question is who is/are the most expendable guys on my roster to risk losing and drop for Walker and/or Miley?

    12 Team Yahoo H2H Standard 5×5
    (1) C: W. Rosario
    (1) 1B: Hosmer
    (1) 2B: Alcántara
    (1) SS: D. Gordon
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Ad. Jones, Bautista, A. Rios
    (2) UT: Polanco, A. Gordon
    Bench: (R. Davis)
    (1) DL: Votto(2) SP: MadBum, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, McGee
    (4) P: Betances, Cobb, Kluber, A. Wood
    Bench: (Chavez, Stroman, Hahn, Salazar)
    Bench Total: (5)

    Some Notable names in FA: Walker, J. Nelson, Bauer, C. Martinez, W. Miley, Gausman, Heaney, Eovaldi, Duffy, Paxton..

    Off to work… thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Stroman

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: So you’d still hold onto Salazar over Chavez and Stroman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all streamers

  123. Jimmer says:
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    Drop Rosario for Gattis? I love me some Wilin but…

    10 team roto, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Late Entry:
    Snappin the Carrot… you get all excited then realize you just got jerked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I give up with you!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  125. Moscowitz says:
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    Duda or Napoli for UTIL? Thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Moscowitz: Thats close but i like duda…has first base and OF availability too.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: but you are a little biased as a mets fan my friend. I think its close but i tend to agree with Grey on this one.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Moscowitz: Fine *tail between legs*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Your a Hater

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  126. Mark says:
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    Hey grey, great write up!

    ROS aramis Ramirez vs chase headley?

    Thanks ! I currently have aramis but didn’t know if you’d drop him for headley ; it would be for IF or utility, my 3b is d wright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Aramis

  127. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey,

    Who would get the best of this deal:
    Cliff Lee/Freeman for Mike Minor/Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  128. MooseOutFront says:
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    Better source of steals at 2B:
    Bonifacio or Alcantara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I just dropped all my borderline streamer SPs for guys I actually want and it feels good. Thankfully I’ve already hit my minimum IP limit this week with stellar ERA & WHIP and no Losses and I’m playing a guy that punts Saves so I can bench all my pitchers the rest of the week and win pitching 4-2.

        Not sure why I shared that with you; I’m just excited to have flexibility with my roster moves the rest of the week instead of saving them for streaming. Moral of the story is don’t punt saves in HtH or you’re gonna have a bad time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  129. The_Red_Mist says:
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    C Perez
    1b Ortiz
    2b Kipnis
    3b Cabrera
    ss Tulo ( has a sad)
    Of Harper
    Of Pence
    Of Ellsbury
    Bench Chris Davis
    Bench Rutledge (used in Coors)
    Bench Rollins ( when Rutledge isn’t in Coors)

    I got offered a trade. I get Puig Donaldson and Segura for Cabrera, Harper, and Davis. Only player is really miss is Cabrera in that group, Davis has been riding my bench forever in favor of Ortiz anyway. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  130. Birdmann says:
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    Dino Jr. reference haven’t thought of them for years… like over two decades, thanks now I have to find my old CD and listen to them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  131. TJ says:
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    Keepers League (I took over a last place team and in the process of building for next season)

    I get Bruce/Cole
    I give AGonz/Chapman

    What you think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  132. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10-tm H2H, limited moves (13 left this yr, more than most), BB and K count, need a Zimm replacement but can’t afford to rosterbate:

    Headley
    Moose
    Coghlan
    Holt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  133. puigleague choo says:
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    Gonna go with Nietzche on this one, how about “Infirmal Return”…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, I’ll put it on the list…

  134. Spring Blake says:
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    Rather have Quackenbush or Giles? leaning towards Quack purely on name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Spring Blake: Yea the answer is Giles but i agree…Quackenbush needs to make it big.

  135. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Giles still worth stashing for the vulture? Bench spot is tough to maintain. Could potentially swap him out for leake, paxton, keuchel, dickey, shoemaker, morton or thayer. Make a switch or stick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him for a few days

  136. Baezaworldseries says:
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    PUI. Pitching under the influence of pain meds used while on the DL. What is the half-life of Vicodin anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better… BTW, did you see Sports Vault responded to you in yesterday’s post?

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. I left a message there for Nick to relay to Matt. Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  137. goodfold2 says:
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    that ortiz voiceover idea should be how electric/heating/water bills are charged in the future, you get a card that when a button is pushed “this is your F’ing utility. pay it!” in ortiz’s voice. it would be great for both the utility company and ortiz (or maybe mr. T’s voice should be used, either way it’s a good idea)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  138. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Looking for a replacement for Zman who just went down. I’ve got Arenado at 3b so this would be for Util. My main options are: Ozuna, Wilson Ramos, Headley, and Peralta. Was thinking of Ramos just in case Mesoraco is falling off a cliff this second half of the season and this is just the start of it, plus he should move up in the order now that Zman is out. I appreciate any input and keep up the good work, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Grey: Actually it would be for bench with Dickerson at util and my of being Brantley, Trout and Cutch. I’m leaning towards Ramos for depth and so no one else grabs him. Ozuna has been on waivers pretty much the whole year in my 12 team league. Still Ozuna or Ramos now? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  139. David says:
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    Puig or Springer in a keeper league, 7×7 with the 2 extra categories being sly and obp. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  140. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Trade Darvish for an injured Tulo in 10 team h2h redraft or too risky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too risky

  141. Scotty says:
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    Would you trade my Matt Holliday to an owner who has Tyson Ross, or garret Richards- which would be the better acquisition ? If I keep Holliday I could deal either, Bruce, Brantley, or springer or polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fair… I’d take Richards

    • Scotty says:
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      @Scotty:

      This is also redraft/h2h points.
      Ross/Richards either one would be for a RP spot on my team; currently I have keuchel who hasn’t pitched well recently .& Alex wood too, we start 2 RP’s

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You could probably just stream

  142. JeF With 1 F says:
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    0 for 4 to start the day….picking right up where i left off with my 3 for 46 last night

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1-for-4…Cain…Sugar!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im not looking again till around 4 eastern…ill let you know if it starts to turn….not feeling good about backing up last night with a get away day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  143. Mudville Niner says:
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    Is a streaming Wada as safe as I think he is versus the Padres tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that safe

  144. tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: I mustache you a question: Would you drop Bundy, Duffy, Salazar, or Baez for Brandon McCarthy, or should I stay put? It’s a 10-team H2H redraft league with extra deep bench space. Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  145. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Gausman or Minor. 12 team h2h. W’s 10 pts. L’s -5. IP 3pts. K H BB ER all 1 or -1. Is it close? Can Minor turn it around? Will Gausman stick in the rotation? I got Q’s y’all.

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: Same league. Should I trade bench bats Rios and Holt plus Minor for Gausman? Everyone should chime in. Please.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not a good trade

        • Baezaworldseries says:
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          @Grey: Last question. I promise. Trade deadline looming. Does Gausman project as an “ace” type starter for the future?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

            • Baezaworldseries says:
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              @Grey: Okay. Not a question but a suggestion. Is it possible to create a bot/tron using all your projection tools and your projections. That could tell you if a trade was good or bad? You could input your league size, roster ,scoring, players to be traded etc.. And the “Stevetron” would tell you if it were fair or lopsided one way or the other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  146. Gator says:
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    Is Pedroia a top 50 player in 2015, or have those days passed him by?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly around 75 overall

  147. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    How is Brantley number 76 on the ROS hitter rater behind guys like Polanco? Am I missing something?

  148. jaw says:
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    which 3b should i grab to replace zimmerman? – rutledge, moustakas, conor gillaspie, coghlan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge in Coors

  149. pickleball says:
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    does arismendy ever get 2b eligibility? please espn PLEASE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @pickleball: why do you guys get SS too, us in yahoo only have 2B. 2B at least makes sense though.

  150. johnny drama says:
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    ESPN Standard, 5×5, 12-team, Keeper

    Keep 7
    $5 inflation
    Player (2015 price)
    Team A – Goldy $24, Puig $11, Howard, Cain
    or
    Team B – Miggy, Edwin E $18, Ortiz $18, Kemp

    Making a playoff push which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Goldy

  151. goodfold2 says:
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    hendriks over eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  152. das coffee frau says:
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    grey, where are you ranking brantley next year? top 40?

    • das coffee frau says:
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      @das coffee frau: or do you not believe

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @das coffee frau: son that’s like asking moses about yahweh (or whatever the heb god was at that point called)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  153. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10-team H2H 5×5. My SPs:
    Gray,Cobb, HR Bailey, Keuchel, Gio, Miley, Archer, G. Richards, Cole

    Available in FA:
    Smyly, Volquez, Walker, McCarthy, Estrada, Eovaldi

    I constantly lose in wins. Who would you drop off my team, and who would you grab?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker over Keuchel

  154. Andrew says:
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    Rank?

    Haren at pirates ($6)
    Kenneddy at Cubs ($11)
    Liriano home vs Dodgers ($14)
    Phelps home vs Rangers ($3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with SON

  155. Mike says:
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    My SS and 1b have turned to shit in my 12 team keeper league. I played Butler for a while after Votto got hurt, now I have Vogt at 1st……. I just picked up Drew to play for Tulo…… I have an owner in my league who really likes Tulo and will take him regardless of injury. Should I flip him for one of Abreau or Rizzo? He would even give me Stanton if I asked, but my OF is pretty solid already. I hate to give up Tulo, but who knows how long he could be out, and I can get a nice return for him. My team below.. 5×5 + OPS, TB, K’s

    C. Gattis
    1. Vogt
    2. Hill
    3. Seager
    SS. Drew
    OF. Trout/C. Gomez/K. Davis
    UTI. Dickerson

    Bench – Polanco, Yelich
    DL – Tulo, Votto

    Also, Simmons is available as well, you like him over Drew as SS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…Not over Drew right now

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Wait… I’m confused with this answer…

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Mike: yup flip tulo for one of those guys, dot dot dot, doesnt like simmons over drew right now

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Ah I got it now. Who do you like more as long term Keeper, Rizzo or Abreau?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Abreu

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: Right on. Thanks for your input, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  156. das coffee frau says:
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    to follow up then would you trade harper to get brantley in a keeper? brantley has a 15 round better keeper price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • das coffee frau says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  157. JeF With 1 F says:
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    2 for 14 rolling right along

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4 for 22, oy

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: this is awful man

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha your good then

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My team hasn’t wet-tailed until he’s played…

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: Ha ha…my teams on a 24 hr wet tail binge

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @jef with 1 f: its like they all signed up for a team colon cleansing

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Batting a cool .154 with one run and one RBI

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @Grey: I’m at .182 2 runs and 1 RBI….maybe they forgot the break is over

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      .148 and I have Zach Putnam pitching…Yay…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: im catching up to you its 2 for 19 now

  158. Jack says:
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    Desperate for saves in my H2H contest. Pick 2 of the following to start tonight. I’ve given you both SPs, and the Fangraphs’ chance of victory.

    Janssen (Dickey v Buchholz) 49.4%
    Soria (Darvish v Phelps) 58%
    Benoit (Kenndy v Wada) 53%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Fangraphs what?

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Pinch me….I can’t be teaching you about data on Fangraphs that MIGHT be useful for fantasy baseball. The following link shows the percent chance of one team winning over another. I know they look at the day’s lineups and SP’s. Not sure how they figure it otherwise. To see future dates, just change the date at the end of the link.

        http://www.fangraphs.com/livescoreboard.aspx?date=2014-07-23

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should ask them what pitchers to start with Stream-o-Nator data…

          • Jack says:
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            @Grey: I sincerely apologize if I offended you. Believe me, I use SON all the time and Razzball kills Fangraphs with so many other fantasy baseball tools. I just thought the tool I referred to above is useful for “streaming” closers, which I (and I’m guessing 99% of other fantasy ballers) rarely do. So no thoughts on my original question? I was leaning toward sitting Soria since he’s been used 2 straight nights.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not offended, I was just curious what Fangraphs replied back to you…

              • Jack says:
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                @Grey: You’re joking, right? I didn’t even ask them since they respond to about 20% of comment questions, unlike Razzball’s 100%. So the answer to my original question is….?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Benoit

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I “Heart Grey” Is it bad I don’t know what fangraphs is? HA!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  159. Fish says:
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    I’m convinced the Rockies annoyingly sit Rosario 3 times a week to avoid calling him a “full-time” employee and having to provide health insurance.

    “Get Obamacare, you bum!”
    (That’s Walt Weiss)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  160. ElBoss says:
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    Hey Grey, both shin soo choose and Oswaldo Arcia hit the waiver wire, who do you think has a better 2nd half??? What are your 2015 projections for Arcia??

    Do you think Cingrani come back to the rotation or goes to the bullpen when he returns??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo… Bullpen prolly

  161. cubjet says:
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    Mike Minor was just dropped. Do you think he can get back on track? Worth taking chance on? Volquez is my worst SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Edinson, sure

  162. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    How about Risky Business for starting a pitcher off the DL? You could be dancing around the house in your underwear belting out some old time rock n roll or your place could be trashed in the moring. Plus we get to picture Rebecca De Mornay when she was hot…and now that she’s a coug actually still looking pretty good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  163. Andre says:
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    Need to pick up some Pitching….thoughts on dropping Bogaerts for Colon, Bauer, Ruby DLR, Miley, Elias, Smyly, or Chase Anderson? Keeper league but I have D.Gordon, Arenado, and Rendon as potential keepers over Bogaerts. P stats are W, Avg, K, QS, ERA, Whip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, make that Miley with QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was great, you watch yet?

      • Carnac says:
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        Watching tonight. Heard an interview with Kurt and he mentioned a team dog who would *somehow* end up on the field at times very convenient to the Mavs. And burning brooms in the stands, etc.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Best part (not fair, it was very good) comes at the end during the credits… Had no idea of a certain family connection…

          • Carnac says:
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            Giancarlo “Bing” Stanton

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, but he can do a duet with David Bowie in my bedroom any time…

  164. AKSNOW says:
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    What do you think? A. Alcantara or K. Davis ROS.

    Alcantara might get OF eligibility soon and having multi-position availability is nice to keep the roster full of active players in daily’s.

    I have Wong at 2B and Alcantara is on waivers right now. I see them as being nearly on par as far as quality of fantasy player goes but is dropping K. Davis for a 2B backup/of/ut too much? I like Davis’ power but sometimes the droughts are tough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  165. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    SON has Hughes at 13.7 v White Sox, Start or Sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey:
        Yahoo 5× 5 12 team H2H. I’ve fell 4 spots in the last month…. thoughts on moving Miggy…..

        Miggy, Xander, Lawrie for Kershaw, Dee Gordon, Holland, Gattis

        Current team

        Suzuki
        Miggy
        Scooter
        Macho Man
        Xander
        Melky
        Joey Bats
        A Gordon
        Rizzo
        Moss
        Bench
        King of SAGNOF
        Trumbo
        DL Lawrie, B

        Cobb
        Lester
        J samz
        Latos
        Fister
        Baier
        Miley
        Beckett
        Degrom

        Do little
        Putnam

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks solid

  166. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    1. Please rank DeGrom, Stroman, Ororizzi ROS.
    2. Please rank DeGrom, Stroman, Ororizzi in dynasty
    3. Are all of them droppable for Gausman in any format?

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi, deGrom…Stroman, Odorizzi… 3. Nah

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: But you think Gausman is an ace in the future?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he could be… In dynasty, I’d place him between Stroman and Odor

          • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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            @Grey: that makes sense. That’s where I had him. So, I dropped him to get Stroman a few weeks ago, and another manager snatched him up. I’m hoping he throws a few stinkers over the next couple months.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  167. fausto says:
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    DLack-tivated or d’Lacktivated is the word you are looking for.
    “THAT was a DLack-tivated start from liriano”

    my fav. d’Lack-tivated (paying homage to d’Arnaud and silent d’s across the world) take or leave the hyphen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  168. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Has Mauer become droppable in a dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  169. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    A word of caution on Kyle Hendricks. He’s going to need to be really good to overcome his next 4 starts (Cards, @Dodgers, @Rockies and Brewers). Not a very cushy break-in for a rookie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could get ugly

  170. Ben. says:
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    What side ya got?

    Bud Norris/Yu Darvish vs. James Shields/Doug Fister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

      • Ben. says:
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        @Grey:

        Is it close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  171. Mike says:
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    Have only 1 DL. Spot
    Do I keep Springer or Mourmeau??
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  172. Jarrad says:
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    Sup, Grey. Got two offers for Kluber on the table right now. I’m in first place in a 14-team Roto by 24 points (tops in K, ERA, WHIP, and K/9, 2nd in QS, 4th in IP and W, 8th in S), but I’ve got shizz for closers. Here’s my staff…

    SP: Cueto, Gee, Hammel, Kennedy, Kluber, Price, D. Holland
    RP: A. Reed, G. Richards, Soria, Petricka, Putnam, Quackenbush

    The deals I have on the table are…

    Kluber for G. Holland

    OR

    Kluber for Allen & Roark

    Do I stand pat and hope that (a) my closers actually keep closing for their respective teams and (b) my relievers from CHW and SD can actually get me some saves, or do I make one of these two deals? (The Kluber for Allen & Roark deal would be with the 2nd place team.) As always, thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold on both

      • Jarrad says:
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        @Grey:

        Great, that’s what I thought you’d say. Much appreciated!

  173. RicoSuave says:
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    Great as always Grey! Awesome work man!

    I got offered Z. Greinke for M. Carpenter and Gio Gonzalez or M. Carpenter and Alex Wood

    This is a H2H points league 14-teams (W = 7 Points, QS= 3 points) and I could replace Carpenter with Alcantara.
    What do you think?
    thanks again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Take Greinke and run

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: which SP should I give up Gio or Alex Wood? (he’ll go for either one!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gio

          • RicoSuave says:
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            @Grey: Muchas Gracias!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problema

              • RicoSuave says:
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                @Grey: Crap! someone just took Alcantara as I was accepting the trade… I guess I’ll have to do more research looking for a decent 2B…

  174. Dkohn says:
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    Gr~ey,

    I miss Scott Evans. It’s Wedneaday and I miss my prospect power rankings :(

    He told me about Arismendy!

    Owning Arismendy is like constantly reliving the first time you ate chocolate and peanut butter at the same time.

    Any chance he comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His job became too much… The new guy does a good job, he just had a family emergency today…

  175. jef with 1 f says:
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    Bartolo perfect thru four

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe Putnam didn’t give up any earned runs… Nice 4.00 WHIP for the day though!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Ha

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: perfect thru 5…walker out of the game..5 innings 5 Ks two runs…completely lost his control in the 6th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, turned it on

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: now it gets interesting

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Going to 7!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: if by some miracle he pulls it off I can’t wait for all the bartolo questions you get tomorrow

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hope he pulls it off just so I can see him get winded during the celebration

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: Ha ha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh well

                  • jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Grey: it was fun while it lasted

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Indeed

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @Sky: Nice

            • nick the dick says:
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              @jef with 1 f: oh c’mon i streamed walker over him! Hexagon formed!

  176. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Having 4 Reds in my lineup is not working out so far but I couldnt pass up getting Bruce for Minor…I have Hamilton, Bruce, Frazier and Mesoraco…maybe I should trade Bruce and a pitcher for an upgraded OF.

  177. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    616 comments…amazing how u get back to everybody…there cant be anybody else doing these kinda numbers…good stuff bro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And it’s only 2 PM my time

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: “GREY ES EL REY”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The King!

  178. nick the dick says:
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    Taijuan walker is making the puns just too easy with 6 effin walks tonight. And i thought last outings 5 walks was bad!

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @nick the dick: don’t forget he hit 2 batters also lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • tony says:
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      @nick the dick:
      he must fix his command, man these two past weeks my team has been terrible,

      i own mesoraco, puig, hanley, CarGo, Harper right now isn’t great, and my pitching hasn’t been any better, wil smith, tony, watson, yesterday i traded anibal zimmermann and robertson for Scherzer and Hunter Pence, and right now i’m looking for moving puig for Lester and Nathan hoping for this general slump to finnish…

  179. henncoop says:
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    12 team 5X5 roto with daily lineups
    my current OFs are Jones, Gardner, Gordon,Arcia, Ruggiano, Joyce, J. Jones,& Cain.
    MIs are Wong, Segura, Escobar, Forsythe & Harrisson who can play all over & getting playing time once again with Alvarz being hurt.

    Available are Rutledge, LaStella, Roughned, Dyson, Bradley Jr, & S Rodriquez,
    I have extra bats because I am ahead of pace with the 200 start limit
    1. Any upgrades to be made?
    2. Drop Gillaspie to pick up Headley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge over Logan… 2. Sure

  180. Paul says:
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    My Freeman + Anibal for his Jones + Ryu?

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: Sorry meant to say his Jones + Kazmir (Ryu was the original attempt). My biggest need is HR right now. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  181. Puig's Poutines says:
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    what are your thoughts on stubbs going forward? does he play enough to matter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Puig's Poutines says:
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        @Grey: so you like headley more going forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  182. Steve Montgomery says:
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    My JD Martinez for his Kemp & Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side

  183. Pewter City says:
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    ESPN twelve team H2H

    I’ve got Segura, Wong, Gennett and Rutledge at MI and Bautista Brantley, Bruce, Corey Dick, B Ham, J Up, and JD Martinez at OF

    should I trade Bautista for Hanley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  184. herschel says:
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    @Grey: george of the rose has looked pretty decent this month. anything to see here or just a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  185. osnam says:
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    Please rank. Napoli, Bruce, Trumbo, Springer, Polanco and Morse. Thanks.

  186. SteveThePirate says:
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    12 team H2H; batting categories- AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB and K; pitching categories- W, K, SV, ERA, WHIP and L

    **My Team**

    *Hitters* Lucroy, Goldy, Dozier, Zimmerman, Escobar, Bruce, Ozuna, Yelich, Walker, Segura, Altuve, Napoli, Encarnacion, Myers

    *Pitchers* Porcello, Sale, Giles, Rodney, Cueto, Davis, Shoemaker, Duffy, Hutchison (will drop), McHugh, Vargas, Paxton

    **His Team**

    *Hitters* Perez, Freeman, Zobrist, Longoria, Simmons, McCutchen, Markakis, Byrd, Granderson, Holt, Santana, Tavares, Morneau

    *Pitchers* Alvarez, Beckett, Jansen, Urehara, Melancon, Bumgarner, Chavez, Eovaldi, Nelson, Salazar, Keuchel

    Was just offered Freeman, Beckett and Melancon for my Goldschmidt and Porcello. Thinking of countering with switching Bumgarner for Beckett. Would you accept either, or is there somethig else I should counter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Goldy, or put in Bum…(hehe)

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        Nicely done. Can you think of a possible scenario to work McCutchen in there? Or should I stick with the bum

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stick with Bum

  187. SeanMcD says:
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    Sit or Start Ervin Sanata vs MIa tonight?

    SoN has him at 18.9 so it seems like a start, but he’s struggled over the last two weeks with a 4.85 Era 1.3 Whip and only 5 Ks against the Mets and the Phils.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    • SeanMcD says:
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      @SeanMcD: *Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start or drop

  188. jef with 1 f says:
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    Up to .240 with a homer from miggy…oh boy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      .161, and nothing really…Lonely steal from Cain…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: yea I’m back down to 200

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ain’t even near there unfortch

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: I was seeing a light at the end of the tunnel but it was just a train

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  189. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Springer to dl J D Mart dtd Gattis sitting Stras sucking’ so far looks just like yesterday. At least I was able to grab Ajax . Not for today tho. I don’t wanna drop Gattis but empty catcher spot is getting old fast. What start you like better or no Garza home Mets SON 11.2 Lefty Chen@seat SON 8.7 thx If neither could stream a bat tomm .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  190. SteveNZ says:
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    My irritation at not starting (and subsequently dropping) Josh Harrison in the ol’ H2H is eased somewhat by my dropping of Eovaldi a couple of days back in the FCL.

    Fear not, I still have JFOH’s Lester.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whew… Nice on Lester, ha!

  191. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    at least SEA didnt’ bullshit around on putting walker back in AAA. saves us time with our streamers. CRON’s back. damn, i wasted 1 out of last 17 pickups on mostsuckass worried i’d have no corner guy in 14 team roto. i already have cron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  192. nick the dick says:
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    Drop concussed marte for yelich in my 10 team h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  193. These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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    I was just offered strasburg for my alex wood and mejia. I think im gonna do it. But the thing i find crzy is i originally offered jared weaver and joe smith for strasy. did this dude just counter me with a trade that will be better for me down the stretch? Do i even want strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d do it

  194. SteveNZ says:
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    I have been sonavabenched by Brett Gardner SO many times in the ol’ H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t you squeeze him in?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Today it would have meant starting him ahead of either J-Up, Heyward (been much better lately and liked him against a wayward Eovaldi) or Arenado (at home and did OK anyway). Heyward making me look silly now but it’s not easy to fit him in.

        I guess I should probably play him over Heyward and be doe with it, though there is also Springer who I can use/was using in the CF slot…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, tough spot you got yourself in with him…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: On top of all that, couldn’t reasonably expect him to have a big day against Darvish…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  195. jef with 1 f says:
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    Seems like Arenado might be waking up a little bit….untill I put his ass back in my line up tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Your team’s batting .150 something and you’re benching Arenado in Coors?

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I know but he was doing nothing…at all…but still not smart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In Coors, you gotta let him play

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: yea you are right

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Eh, sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: I didn’t see me hitting .150 this week either ha ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I hear ya

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    ho boy i’m catching some shit for thinking that
    arenado/t.ross/1st round pick/2nd round pick for
    betances/warren
    in a dynasty where we get to keep up to 25 per year, and only draft the amount under 25 that we keep. no prices. everybody either is kept or let back into player pool.
    real personal type attacks. people don’t like being called homerist morons (didn’t use word moron); or person who would wilfully make own team worse simply to get a few players (one good) who play for a certain real life team.
    one good thing may have come from this. the winner of this trade actually tried to defend the trade dumper’s position, if he’s serious about that he might very much undervalue arenado/ross.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe

  197. King Andrus says:
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    Grey,

    Would Moss and Segura be too much to give up for Rizzo? Not sure if he’d even accept since Segura hasn’t done much but was wondering ur thoughts on it…do u think Rizzo will be significantly better than Moss ROS? If Segura isn’t enough what about Soria or Benoit?

    Any advice appreciated, Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much…I’d toss in a closer instead, sure…

  198. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. pedroia/rios for moss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  199. questions questions says:
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    Neil Walker or Erik Aybar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  200. fausto says:
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    Going to the boss for this one. Need a replacement for springers stats. Util slot 5×5 H2H. Edwin, Springer, Phillips 2DL spots. Drop B. Phillips for
    Cron, “K”arter, Swisher, Dominguez, Markakis, J. Francisco….. then it gets REAL ugly after them.. im fine at 2b. With Howi-ewok Kendrick, and Alcantera. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swisher

  201. Jc says:
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    Drop Elvis Andrus for either Danny Santana, Jhonny Peralta, Josh Rutledge? Also whos a SS i should be keeping an eye on for being called up soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…No reason to worry about call ups when those guys are on waivers…

  202. jef with 1 f says:
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    I guess it’s how you look at it…3 for 48 last night…..9 for 42 tonight….progress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m rolling backwards… 5/37

  203. SteveNZ says:
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    You think this young Sanchez fella could be a good source of Holds? Into a pretty high-leverage situation right off the bat there. Or Is McGowan the SP-eligible reliever to own in the Jays pen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Sanchez a lot, big arm… I’d give him a shot…

  204. Nightpandas says:
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    I was De-shelled by Beckett last night……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: are we looking for a new term and what is in the lead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Activersion and Chinese Democracy

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: what is the term for (describing)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Read the post

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: where are the cliff notes?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’ll continue this below, I got busted for skimming this morning

  205. Carter says:
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    would you trade Tulo for Puig right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  206. Aj says:
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    Currently have 2 catchers Rosario/Mcann, one being a utility/backup, eyeing Yan Gomes, who’s your drop or Hold? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes over McCann

  207. SteveNZ says:
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    Likelihood of play starting again in NY?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @SteveNZ: looks possible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My mom says it’s teeming!

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Does Darvish get a complete game for his stats?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he does

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: moms knows best

  208. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Who closes for TEX if Soria goes

  209. jef with 1 f says:
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    I was Ass Fucked by Beckett last night…how’s that…straight to the point

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @jef with 1 f: You know about how wonky pitchers can be off the DL

    • Carter says:
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      @jef with 1 f: change beckett to minor and my ass feels you

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jef with 1 f: I think rump busted is more PG

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @J-FOH: felt more like an ass Fuck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  210. Mello Yello says:
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    Does an Ozuna stain come out with AJax?? I guess we’re about to find out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  211. Tony says:
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    Feliz or Qualls?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Qualls

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. What about Rondon or Feliz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rondon

  212. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In pursuit of SAGNOF, who goes if there’s only two spots for Petricka, Putnam and Feliz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops… Feliz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, keep misreading this… Feliz is a hold, drop Putnam…

  213. goodfold2 says:
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    soria to DET, i’d assume he’s closer there. feliz or cotts over putnam (i al ready have lindstrom). but there’s other leagues. like
    2. feliz/cotts over ziegler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz over Putnam…. 2. Yes

  214. Jason says:
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    Would like to pick up Feliz and A Sanchez (league counts holds). Who to drop, or stand pat?

    Drop S Miller, A Heaney, Gausman, or Keuchel? Which one or two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Miller and Heaney

  215. de nachos says:
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    Goddamn what a Kazaam for Papelbon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  216. Mello Yello says:
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    So that’s how to stop Springer K’a? A DL stint? Well played that part of the universe that hates me…I’m gonna go all Costanza on the scene…Mello’s getting frustrated!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  217. Greg says:
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    Hey grey, in a redraft league when would you drop tanaka? From what I’m hearing it doesn’t sound promising for this season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response grey, which pitcher would you add with the drop of tanaka? Here are some options; Jake Arrieta, Tim hudson, Dillion gee, deGrom (but I’m afraid he may have an innings cap w/ mets), Ian Kennedy, jake odorozzi, Josh Beckett (I’ll see how he pitches tomowrow), or lastly bartolo colon (I have a feeling he may be dealt next week to a better team)

        My other pitchers are (we start 3) Strasberg, cueto, mad bum, bench latos. Technically I don’t need another pitcher since I’ll still have latos but for depth it wouldn’t hurt at all.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gee

  218. Ben. says:
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    Joakim Soria finally traded. Who is the SAGNOF in Texas? Neftali Feliz?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ben.: And you know this, MAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!!!

      • Ben. says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        Ha, yeah, that’s the truth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  219. john says:
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    CG0mez o Puig ROS?

    Trade for hanley with Desmond or let the hanley mess be.

  220. J-FOH says:
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    Handikneecapping – you’re from Jersey, you get the portmanteau

    I wonder why I always only try for portmanteaus?…….because I love them

    Oh and Prezi made an appearance in the FCL, he is alive and kickin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and heard about Prezi, I miss him

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: was Prezi above?

        I like Activersion best

  221. rondelio says:
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    Should I add Degrom for Beckett?
    Feliz for Putnam?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Feliz

  222. SteveNZ says:
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    Ouch, Papelbon. Surprised they used him actually after 2 innings last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bad move

  223. goodfold2 says:
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    when cron went down i grabbed jaso to team with vogt. drop either of those or cron? or mcgeheee my only backup 3b for machado? i want to drop giles for feliz in saves only league but need to make room.obp and slug instead of avg or homers.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: turns out i was wrong. have frazier for either 1b or backup to machado (for off days). so drop cron/mcgehee/jaso/vogt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: really, was thinking you’d say mcgehee, but i guess his solid average makes up for his lower slugging.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: that, and i suppose he hits in better part of lineup(on much worse lineup), but his job is much safer too.

  224. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    just dropped Giles for Feliz in a few non holds leagues. i suppose it’s still Giles over Feliz if Papelbon gets flipped? also, knebel doesn’t have too much chance of closing right now does he?

  225. Ben. says:
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    Brad Miller or JJ Hardy?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ben.: JJ…damn it now I want Jimmy John’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  226. Rich says:
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    Longoria, Anibal for Machado, Jackson, Latos who wins? thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Rich: Mucho Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  227. Jay says:
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    Choo, Chris Carter, Kiermaier. Please rank.

    Muchos Gracias!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jay: You did the hard part

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo, Carter, depends on needs