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The other day Don Mattingly said something like this, “When your closer can’t close, but you need games closed and you have a closer in name and a non-closer closer, who’s your closer?  The guy who’s closing games?  I don’t know.  I’m seriously asking.  I would think it’s the guy you call closer, but we call Brandon League the closer and he can’t close, so the closer must the guy we don’t call closer but can close games named, Kenley Jansen.  Warmer… Warmer… No, now you’re getting colder.  Go back the other way.”  Kenley Jansen got the save.  YAY!…But…BOO!…It was on the tail end of an 8 2/3 IP, 11 Ks, 6 baserunners stunning performance by Clayton Kershaw, so it wasn’t a stereotypical save.  I would’ve preferred to see a standard “closer enters to start the 9th inning” save before telling people to drop League.  I’d hold both for now, but a new era (not the hats) may be upon us.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Gonzalez – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs as he hit two homers — his eighth and ninth of the year.  So, I guess the wind was blowing out at Wrigley.  Ya know, cause Darwin Barney also hit a homer.  Although, Darwin has evolved his wrist tendons to hit a solid seven homers a year.  Come rain, shine or gale force winds.  You know how weathermen take on phony weather names like Storm Field and Dallas Raines?  A female weather, uh, person should take on the name Gale, then when Hurricane Gale hits, “Gale’s picking up gale force winds, isn’t that right, Gale?  What am I saying and why am I a news anchor in Poughkeepsie?”  You can’t weather that storm of hilarity.

Roy Oswalt – Will join Double-A Tulsa next week.  In Tulsa talk, that’s Okie dokie.

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Eric Young Jr. makes me smile.  I’d show teeth if he stole some bases.

Carlos Villanueva – 5 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners, 1 K.  Hope you chucked Villanueva before he mistook your pitching stats for a Port-a-John.

Jose Altuve – To the bereavement list because his grandmother died.  I don’t want to say anything fishy is going on when someone’s Maw-Maw dies, but…Well, he was on the brink of hitting the DL and then his grandmother dies, so the Astros now have the opportunity to let him rest until Saturday rather than DL him for 15 days?  This does smell fishy and it’s not the dead grandmother.  This sounds like the beginnings of a bad Nick Swardson movie.  Bud Selig, played by Stephen Hawking, goes to Altuve’s grandmother’s funeral to make sure she’s really dead and ends up falling for the dead grandmother’s identical sister.  Altuve, of course, would be played by Casper from Eastbound and Down.

Jonathan Sanchez – Signed a deal with the Dodgers.  I guess everyone needs a Peg Boy.

Josh Beckett – Headed to the Disgraceful List with a “strained groin.”  Not sure how teams get away with DL’ing anyone they want either.  Maybe when Selig’s done holding a mirror to Altuve’s grandmother’s nose, he can check on Beckett’s groin.

Zack Greinke – Cleared to make his start today because he loves me.  On a serious intermezzo, he could be a mess today and I wouldn’t be surprised.  I’m expecting anything from 4 IP, 4 ER, 3 Ks to 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 Ks.  I think there’s a 70% chance of the first possibility and a 20% chance of the 2nd and a 10% chance of snow.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Lastros.  Mr. Fister had the Astros singing Doctor, Doctor, I got a bad case of the losing blues.

Omar Infante – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 2nd steal and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Omar’s comin’ yo.

Bryce Harper – Day-to-day with a bruised shoulder and left knee.  The wall has a bruised “Final Score” and two broken bulbs.

Jair Jurrjens – Will be called up to start in place of Wei-Yin Chen.  I now have the first line to a fantasy baseball rap song, “Jair Jurrjens gets my pickle small like gherkins.”

Zack Wheeler – On Monday, the Mets GM said Wheeler would be arriving soon.  On Tuesday, Wheeler was flown to New York.  Should I get out the emojis?!  Yes, but the sad face one.  Wheeler’s got something wrong with his clavicle.  The Mets franchise womb is polluted!  If Wheeler’s injured, he’s now the first one off my team.  He will still be a great one for keepers, but in redraft leagues, you can’t wait out an injured minor leaguer.

John Gast – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Um, yeah, he didn’t look good.  Better than every Mets pitcher besides Matt Harvey, but not good nevertheless.

Carlos Beltran – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Has he hit every homer on Saturday (the one day there’s no roundup)?  I do not remember him having that many homers, and, yes, I wrote “do not” instead of don’t so my reading grade level on this post would be above the 4th grade.

Marco Scutaro – 3-for-5, 1 run.  Don’t make me keep saying nice things about Scutaro just grab him.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.   Considering he already has more than half of the homers that he hit last year, I’d say the breakout is finally here.  Ignore the .233 average, he should hit about twenty-five points higher and can get to 20 homers.

Jered Weaver – His timetable is pointing to an early June return.  His timetable also has a mullet.

Albert Pujols – Hit home run number six; Hamilton hit home run number five and Trout hit home run number seven (and added his 7th steal).  Let me guess, Arte Moreno was in attendance.

Howie Kendrick – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (6) & legs (4).  Really appreciate you making me look smart a year late.  Thanks!  *sullenly dives into a pool like Bill Murray in Rushmore*

Jeremy Guthrie – 7 IP, 5 ER, 14 baserunners, 0 Ks.  Guthrie isn’t unlucky with his BABIP, xFIP or any of that other jazz.  He’s just unlucky that the Angels’ shipment of smelling salts arrived yesterday.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I would’ve accepted nothing less against the Padres.  I kinda wanted more.  I’m greedy, y’all!

Scott Kazmir – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  The running time for Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir is longer than it takes Kazmir to go from good to bad again.

Andrew Cashner – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Due to Tillman, I watched this entire game.  Cashner didn’t look quite as good as the line, but he also didn’t look bad.  Meh, that’s the word you’re looking for.   No, Random Italicized Voice, he wasn’t quite meh.  Meh-like?  Meh-lite?  Tastes great, less fulfilling?  Okay, let’s move on.  Your world, boss.  Cashner had a few hard hit balls at people and the 3 Ks shows he wasn’t exactly overpowering.  Either way, he goes back to Petco, so he’s once again a start.

Andrew Bailey – Threw a 20-pitch bullpen session and could be closing games by early next week.   That also pushes up his timetable to get re-injured.

John Lackey – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  John Full of Lack is more like it.

David Ortiz – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He’s hitting .329.  Didn’t he start showing signs of getting old like two years ago?  Looks like David Ponce de Ortiz found the Fountain of Youth.  Or Fountain of Yoots, if Joe Pesci is reading.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-4 with his 7th homer.  Not technically, this was his 2nd day in a row with a homer because Hicks robbed him on Monday.  If you’re desperate for power, he’s the type that could hit 7 homers in a 10-day span.

Dayan Viciedo – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  You might remember he was as hot as a junebug in July before he got hurt and missed three weeks.  Looks like he’s returning just as hot.  Veni, vidi, Viciedo!

Alexei Ramirez – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, steal and is 8 for his last 12 just as he was moved up to the two spot in the lineup.  Also, has three steals in the last three games.  For some reason, he tends to steal bases in handfuls…Or maybe that’s legfuls…I don’t know which way he slides.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was propelled to victory by Adam Dunn’s homer.  The Chicago Tribune better dust off the headline, “Jake and the Fatman Returns.”

Tony Cingrani – Had his start pushed back due to a sore pitching shoulder.  Son, if you can’t take a month of Dusty, you ain’t gonna enjoy your time on the Cincinnati Reds all that much.

Johnny Cueto – Ready to return.  Cingrani, that burning you’re feeling in your shoulder is Cueto’s health lighting a fire under your ass.

Homer Bailey – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks in Crayola Canyon.  The only thing more disgusting than the Marlins lineup is the giant center field sculpture of unicorn vomit.  “I want an atomic tangerine with dolphins flying out of its nose.”  That’s Loria describing the sculpture to the commissioned artist, who also happens to be blind.

Joey Votto – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He’s hitting .322 and has a .454 OBP with 4 homers, but you’d never know it from all the comments regarding him ‘fellating a donkey’ and hoping he ‘eats doodie.’  I’m paraphrasing.  I’d wish someone wanted to dump him on my team.

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Yankees.  Left early due to a tweaked back, but it’s ‘no big deal’ said Eric Wedge as he ironically ate orange supremes.

Matt Moore – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Every time I see him, I picture I just got off the Survivor island after 39 days and the first place I’m at is a Brazilian churrascaria and I’m screaming at the waiter, “I want Moore!”

Jose Molina – 3-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  And Jose Molina is sitting next to me also screaming he wants more, but he’s not talking about Matt.

James Loney – 2-for-4, 1 run.  James Bleh-Loney is hitting .381 on the year.  I don’t like him in the grand scheme of things, but what are you an astronaut looking down on your team from space?  Why do you have to concern yourself with the grand scheme of things?

Jean Segura – 1-for-6 with his 7th homer.  Love this credo of his, “Every day make the fantasy baseball world just a bit better.”  He’s like the Mother Teresa of shortstops.  Or Bono.

Ryan Braun – 3-for-6, 1 run.  Guess his stiffy went away.  Sorry, four ladies.

Norichika Aoki – 3-for-6, 1 run, hitting .308 on the year with 4 homers and 6 steals.  He’s on a better pace this year than last year.  Yet…YET, you drafted him this year because of last year and you’re wondering if you should drop him?  C’mon.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-5 with his 5th homer.  So far this year, he seems to hit one homer then disappear for a few days.  Hope he finds one of those hot streaks that he rode for about five months last year.  It did start in May.  Cust hopin’.

Neil Walker – 2-for-3, 2 runs in his second game back.  Maybe if Walker ran he would’ve done it yesterday.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-4, RBI as he bats in the three hole for the Marlins.  Seems more like a candidate for the two hole, and I don’t mean in the batting order.  For now, Dietrich looks like a poor man’s Yunel — I will call him Younotrich.  While he is batting 3rd and playing every day (as long as Solano is out), Younotrich could provide some counting stats and maybe he’ll hit a few long balls since the information on him for pitchers is scant.

Jonathan Pettibone – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, has a 3.41 ERA and– Oh, who cares?  He gets the Marlins in Crayola Canyon next.

Domonic Brown – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  If he gets 30 homers this year, I will kiss the first random hot girl I see.

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks.  ERA down to 1.52.  The walks in this game are a bit concerning for a guy that has stellar control, but considering the work the Braves did on Miley the day before, still a very impressive start.  Of course, his ERA won’t stay below a two or even a three, but he looks startable for now against all teams, except the Rockies in Coors.

Jose Reyes – Blue Jays said he could return at the end of June.  I’d put the target date at the first day after the All-Star Game.  Anything before that is gravy.  Billy Butler, “Gravy?  Where?”

Sergio Santos – Will need elbow surgery, but may be able to wait until the season’s over.  That sounds promising.  It’s like, “Hey, my racehorse has a bum leg and is now using the harness racing cart like one of those dogs that only has three legs.  Oh, and I need glue for my shelving.  Guess I’ll wait until October!”  Riiiight.

Melky Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Will undergo an MRI on his legs on Wednesday.  Posted on NotMelky.com yesterday was this note, “Usually a side effect of an MRI is testing positive for steroids.  So, if this happens, the person should not be suspended.”

R.A. Dickey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  For the first time all year, Dickey looked right (as he curved left, which isn’t an easy feat).

Brett Lawrie – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Okay, I’ll go one step further, the entire Toronto team finally looks like it’s woken up.  Aboot time.

CC Sabathia – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 10 Ks season ERA at 3.19.  Appears to be pretty much exactly as he’s looked for the last so many years.  Maybe his demise was prematurely reported like The Ultimate Warrior.  Though, I still don’t trust him.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 6th steal.  Grandy was back in the lineup, but Gardner, Ichiro and Wells remained in the lineup thanks to Hafner hurting.  I’m not sure how it will play out when they’re all healthy– Ha!  Sorry, I almost got through that sentence, but the “when they’re all healthy” got me.

Travis Hafner – Will have an MRI on his shoulder, and sit out at least a few days, saying his shoulder is feeling funky.  That funky Pronky.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs as he hit his 8th and 9th homers.  That’s like his 17th homer in the last 3 games.  Give me your password and I’ll pick him up for your team.

Josh Donaldson – 4-for-5, 1 run, but had the bad luck of being sandwiched between three guys that went a combined 3-for-15 and three guys that went 0-for-7.  That’s like one of those lettuce sandwiches.  I got the meat, I need the bread.  I’m not holding my salami in romaine, unless it’s Rebecca.

834 Responses

  1. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold Gardner or drop for Moreland?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @bossmanjunior: depends if you needs SB’s

  2. Microwave Donut says:
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    what is a reasonable sell high on Segura? Rizzo? or more?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Microwave Donut: not more, at least for any manager with any sense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Microwave Donut: Rizzo seems fair… Depends who needs him in your league and what they have…

  3. Matthew says:
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    I’m dropping Ike for Moreland. Ok?

    (I’m not asking you Grey, I’m telling you)

    But seriously. I don’t think anyone in my league will attempt to add Ile, so if and when he gets hot, I can swipe him. I don’t know why I am so affraid to drop Ike. I’m gonna do it I tell ya. I’m going straight to the wire now and I am doing this. “Hahaha”

    But in all sincerity, is Ike a bust?

    • Jeff says:
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      @Matthew: The Yahoo redraft had him in the 21st round or something.

    • @Matthew:

      I did it without asking (It’s my team thank you, not Grey’s) day before yesterday and already very happy about it. I think Ike could easily get hot like last year…but he’s still liable to hit .230 and there are simply too many other guys that will do what he do (and not hit .230) even if its just a procession of hot schmoes. Lastly, he’s a 1b. There’s plenty of 25-30 hr .230 hitters at 1b, even the ASTROS have one.

      • @Elijah:

        Oh yeah, which was my other point. Ike is on the Mess, Moreland is hitting in the heart of the Rangers lineup. Pick your nose and choose it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew: I could see dropping Ike at this point…

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I feel like I’m creeping into your writing psycheeeeeee with that Lackey blurb…..Muahahahaha!

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I was thinking the same thing. Maybe next week, he’ll mention the need for a warning track at Knights Field. Really thought it was coming with the Bryce Harper update, only he didn’t die so it wouldn’t work as well.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’ll stop talking about food…..strawberry donuts…..spicy pickles……duck fat fries

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          After that string of wonderful?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: by the duck fat fries place you can get suckling pig, but you need 4 people

            Last night at the Dodger game I tried the Los Doyers Dog, it’s like a foot long all beef dog with chili, nacho cheese, jalepenos and pico

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, that’s right… How was the game?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: 2-0, boring, the best thing was we sat Loge, dead on behing home plate so you could see all the movement on Kershaws pitches…..very nice,

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You got to see Kenley emerge too to close… Unless you left early…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I own League so i got up to leave in disgust

  5. Chris J says:
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    I’d like to see Votto increase his SLG% and start cutting down on the strikeouts from a FP league perspective. Still, he’s my boy and I’ll be keeping him till he breaks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris J: He’ll be fine, might not get 40 homers as maybe some dreamed of, but he’ll be between 27-30 at the end of the season…

  6. Jiggy Nits says:
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    I really would like to sell Corbin for a 1B in my NL only roto league 5×5 with BB instead of R (embarrassed to stay I’m still doing a timeshare between Matt Adams and Gattis).

    Need a 1B, near top in all hitting categories except average, best I can get for Corbin?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Frazier, Alonso.

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Evil Grey: I thank you sir.

      • gareth says:
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        @Evil Grey: lol. Nice alias, gavin.

  7. Prezii says:
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    Now with the weather… Grey Skies and Sky Grey! Take it away boys! … In seriousness tho, i laughed more than usual at this one.

  8. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Rizzo for Votto? What side is better in NL-only with regular 5 categories plus 2B, CS and OBP?

  9. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    Grey, really the same question as Mathew previously – is it worth holding on to Ike? I am aware of what he did after the All Star break last year, and that is why i am very reluctant to drop him. If course, he has zero trade value. Would it be advisable to drop him for Loney, Belt, or Moreland, and if so, in what order? Thanks

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts: i’m not Grey, but i dropped Ike for Moreland 2 days ago.
      so, i got 2 Homers and 3 RBI from him yesterday. :)
      have you watched Ike’s swing this year? he looks like 9 YO boy batter who just started to play baseball.
      he can’t contact any kind of breaking-balls. i don’t know how many 2B groundouts i saw from him.
      he would be better than now, but i’m starting to consider him as another Adam Dunn type bust. (Dunn’s better.)
      i think.. Moreland might be this year’s Chris Davis. it’s still early to say, but i got good feeling. :)

      • @Piranhaman:

        Moreland is 27…its Texas, summer is coming, and if he falls back to earth you move on to the next hot hitter. In a mixed league you don’t always have to sweat these things.

  10. Iron Lamp says:
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    Dropped Konerko to add Beachy. My only other 1B is Swisher (10 team, H2H). Starting to experience dropper’s remorse. I have 3rd waiver pick. Should I try to get Konerko back and instead drop one of the following: Willingham, N Walker, K Johnson, Markakis, Morse, Werth, Slowey, Balfour, Parnell, Valverde?

    • James T Work says:
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      with the exception of dropping SP Slowley and OF Willingham BEACAUSE THEY ARE TOO GOOD, yea Id def grab Konerko, damn I might go and do that too.

  11. Piranhaman says:
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    Hi, Grey.

    what would you start or sit’ em today.

    Samardjiza vs COL (Wrigley)
    Hughes vs SEA (Yankee)
    Greinke vs WSH (dodger)

    thanks :)

  12. Benny says:
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    Who’d you rather in a dynasty league – H. Kendrick or Gyorko?

      • ROLFAMLO says:
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        @Grey: blastphemy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • James T Work says:
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      hola! Pura Vida from Herradura , nice to see someone on here living in Costa Rica…was beginning to feel lost!!! Go O’s

  13. RyKo says:
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    Which would you drop for Mitch-a-palooza?

    Cashner, LaRoche, Ike.

  14. JigglyJubblies says:
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    OPS league – OBP, SLG, R, RBI, S. Belt or Berkman?

  15. Tom Thumb says:
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    Grey,

    Are you throwing Greinke out there? I think I am gonna bench. My ERA is sexy and I don’t want to start a new era/ERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom Thumb: I’m still debating in 12 team, starting him in 14 team and deeper…

  16. Greymilio says:
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    Hi, Grey.

    1/Greinke coming off DL, Who Should I Drop? Guthrie or Tillman ?
    2/Start Iwakuma today @ NY ?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greymilio: Guthrie… I wouldn’t start him

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i agree, but last year’s iwakuma start at nyy was like a 9-10 k shutdown affair which lead me to grab him for the rest of the year. this was like in i think mid-july.

  17. Dirtyd says:
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    Pick up Infante or Scutaro to fill in for Altuve?

  18. DiscoD says:
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    Arrenado or Moreland?

  19. Phil says:
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    Grey: Pujols for Matt Harvey — that seem fair?

    • Targaryen says:
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      @Phil: Oh hail naw. Get more for Albert. Get Harvey & Goldy, EE or Rizzo or another good Hound 1B.

      • danny says:
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        @Targaryen: Harvey and one of those 1B would be a runaway steal for the Harvey side. In my keeper I’d be happy to move Pujols for Rizzo or goldy and an SP2

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Phil: no

  20. papasmurf says:
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    The pitching this year is incredible so far. My team’s ERA and WHIP are 3.42 and 1.19. In years past,both would have been good for near 1st in a 16 team league, but this year it’s only 7th and 10th respectively. Team BA of .271 would have been near the bottom in the past, this year it’s 6th.

    Time to change the MLB “diet” guidelines. Makes guys who are hitting .300+ that much more relatively valuable.

    Lawrie’s really hit the ball harder in the last few days. I wanted to start him over Headley last night becuz the stars were aligned for the righty-heavy TOR lineup to rip Zito, who’s been killed on the road so far. And Headley hadn’t looked very good on the road trip even with that gift HR. Of course, the rare time that my gut is right, but I didn’t have the … guts … to do it.

    The smurf beard grows an inch everytime there’s regret.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: I think your league might be an an outlier… 3.42 and 1.19 would be much higher in my RCL…

  21. Frank Lynch says:
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    Wutup Grey!! You gotta give Corbin more credit man… He’s now 6-0 and would be 8-0 if it wasn’t for that putz, Putz. His era is 1.52 41K’s 1.07 whip.. Give my man some Big- Ups!! Lol

  22. nycs10011 says:
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    OPS & OBP Redraft
    Jedd Gyorko or Andrelton Simmons for MI?

    Also for a start today Alexi Ogando or Phil Hughes?

    Thanks!

  23. JB says:
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    So to be clear, we’re sitting Greinke for tonight’s game, right? Thanks, and by the way, you do realize that Poughkeepsie has the finest news anchors in all the land, and are viewed by an average of 17 households every goddamn night? Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Ha! I’d start Greinke in some leagues… Not all…

  24. Chris says:
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    Mr. GRey,
    Good morning.
    I have Brandon Moss as my only offensive Bench.
    DO you think is time to drop him and add Dominic Brown?
    The benefit of Moss is that he also qualifies at 1st Base, which is helpfull when LaRoche goes through his dry spells.
    Thanks for your comments.
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sounds like you should hold

  25. 2 Giant rings says:
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    In a deep 20 team league my only closer is Mujica. Motte appears back on track in AAA. Should I pick him up as a handcuff to Mujica?

    • 2 Giant rings says:
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      @2 Giant rings: And by Motte I mean Boggs.

  26. jef says:
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    Does anyone else’s brain smush Kenley Jansen’s name together into Jenneke, sending you spiraling into a search “pre-game/hurdler/dance/routine” time suck?

      • jef says:
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        @Grey: Michelle Jenneke. Sorry for being unclear, but it’s not my fault, watching her pre-race routine can cause dizziness and groin tightening.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never heard of her…

          • gareth says:
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            @Grey: you should check her out. I think she’s an australian runner. Her warm up is quite titilating. Think its on youtube.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, will have to check it out…

    • The Vaporizers says:
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      @jef: not even close, bro

  27. sanfran1966 says:
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    Stuck with Gattis/Lucroy at Catcher… Would you drop those 2 dudes for Martin & LaRoche? I could stream Laroche & Frazier at my Util…

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @sanfran1966:

      To clarify…, Lucroy V Martin and Gattis v LaRoche

      Also, do you like Freese or Hosmer for rest of season?

  28. Beau says:
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    Trade Parnell for Gallardo?

    • Beau says:
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      @Beau: Otherwise I can add SP via free agency such as Haren, Feldman, Wandwagon, Griffin, Tillman, etc.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Beau: Add Tillman

        • UncleCharlie says:
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          @Grey:

          I was gonna add Tillman, then I saw his likely schedule for the next month, took Santiago, whose schedule is muy bueno, instead.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agreed, I almost dropped Tillman yesterday for Pettibone…

  29. James T Work says:
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    Grey, should I drop Everth Cabrera for Dee Gordon? OR just add Gordon and bench Cabrera?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @James T Work: Why drop him when you can have them both?

  30. HOFEDGE says:
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    I’ve grown weary of Konerko’s ‘old man antics’..Gonna drop him.

    Who would you grab in his stead?

    In my league, the waiver wire has available-

    Dominic Brown
    Melky Cabrera
    James Loney
    Brett Lawrie
    Alfonso Sorino

    Thanks!

  31. Ciao Grey — Which is your call for an SP streamer tomorrow between Jerome Williams (vs. CHW/Quintana), Pettitte (vs. SEA/Harang), and Liriano (vs. MIL/Burgos)? The SoN has all three ranked about the same, at around $15. Williams is nominally on top, but he seems least attractive option to me.

    I’m guessing you’re starting Grienke at home tonight, no?

    And for today’s apples and oranges question, once Garza comes off the DL, in a deep redraft roto league, who is a better stash in the DL spot between Corey Hart and Beachy? I believe Beachy’s upside is higher, but I’m more suspicious of pitchers with elbow issues than of non-speedster hitters with knee issues. And I probably need a backup plan at 1B (I have Ike, Hosmer, and Moreland) more than at SP (I have Scherzer, Grienke, Burnett, Garza, Morrow, and Cashner with a 1300-inning cab that makes having more than 5-6 starters redundant). What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: I don’t like any of those… Pettitte… I’m starting Greinke in some leagues… Hart

  32. chris says:
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    10 Team Keeper League, currently 2nd place.

    Should I be dropping anyone on my team for one of these player that are on waivers, Ethier, LaRoche, M Montero, Cashner, A Hill or K Jansen?

    Or possibly trading for better players?

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Altuve, Jose(2B) HOU
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET

    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
    De Aza, Alejandro(OF) CHW
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Swisher, Nick(1B,OF) CLE

    Active Pitchers
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Henderson, Jim(RP) MIL
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF

    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Morrow, Brandon(SP) TOR
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM
    Beachy, Brandon(SP) ATL

    • vohnie says:
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      @chris: You need to go grab Kenley Jansen immediately. I’d drop one of your backup outfielders, Morrow, or Wheeler.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: @vohnie: i’m curious to know what size league in which jansen is still open. he was drafted in both my 16 team league and (by me) in my deep bench 10 team league, because even before the season started people knew he was getting this job before july, likely june. i’m guessing he was gone by, at latest april 5th in the RCL’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Jansen over Wheeler

  33. kc says:
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    I am in need of pitching help, and I am thinking about trading away A. Jackson. What type of pitchers can I target? Lester or Latos range?

    And what do you think about this trade, Gold and Medlen for Rizzo and Latos. I would be getting Rizzo.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kc: Sounds about right… Goldy side, but it’s fair…

  34. Bosmosis says:
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    Grey,

    I’m another one of the Ike (Ick!) Davis owners who is reluctant to drop him, but I’m starting to understand that it’s probably time to cut him loose. Quick questions though: Drop Ick or Ryan Howard? And grab Swisher, Belt, or Carter? Thanks as always for your ‘pertness.

  35. LongoTulo says:
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    I could use some pitching help in a 12 team head to head. I have Chris Davis who is expendable based ion my roster and stats. He has Moore, Grienke, Lester and C.C. We can deal draft picks…which SP should I target. He needs a bat. Thanks for your help!!

      • Longotulo says:
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        @Grey: is Davis for grienke fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  36. Purewater says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS: De Aza or Dom Brown?

  37. Jeff says:
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    I’m in a 12 limited FA pickup league. I currently only have 1 FA pickup and we get one more every 3 weeks. I have a couple of bums on my bench (B. Roberts and Boggs).

    My 1B are Trumbo and LaRoche. In addition to the normal starting positions, we also start an extra IF (so I have both Trumbo and LaRoche starting). We also start a DH (any hitter) and that is currently an my 4th/5th best OF – Either Aoki or Fowler.

    Is it worth using a pickup on either Belt or Moreland? If so who?

    It’s a keeper league and the FA pickups come with a cheap price.

  38. Bosmosis says:
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    Another idea: Offer Matt Harvey for Votto or Poo-holes?

  39. Sawx10 says:
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    A Rushmore and My Cousin Vinny reference weaved into the round up. So this is why I’m late for work every morning…it all makes sense now…

  40. Moose Out Front says:
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    Today’s stream or no stream:

    Hughes vs SEA
    Leake @ MIA

    SON likes Hughes and is indifferent on Leake. 12 team H2H with ratios still intact for the week at present. Thanks Grey!

  41. Jack says:
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    league name: swinginglow
    password: Greysballs

  42. Cdawg says:
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    “The wire” reference for the win. Is sagnof artist
    Jarrod dyson worth a pickup in a deep 15 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cdawg: Thanks… He is…

  43. The Episode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thinks Boner Did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    You need a phrase where a starting pitcher gets pulled after 8 and 2/3 and the closer comes in and gets a one out save.

      • Bombo Rivera says:
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        @Grey: If you want a golf term, wouldn’t “gimme putt” be closer to the mark?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t want a golf term, was just throwing one out… My suggestion isn’t great, was just running through the morning comments to get caught up… Open to ideas though…

          • mc serch says:
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            @Bombo Rivera: @Grey: Since the closer gets to lounge all game in his bullpen kingdom before his minion’s bestow a no-sweat save upon him, how The Emperor’s Close?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! That’s really good…

              • mc serch says:
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                @Grey: hehe since you’ve given me at least 10 great ideas over the years that I’ve patented/trademarked and made a fortune on, it’s yours…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!… Hey, wait a second!

                • gareth says:
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                  @mc serch: @Grey: nice avatar. Is that the one with pete rose that is featured on arrested development?

                  • mc serch says:
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                    @gareth: I don’t know, never saw the show, but Charlie Hustle mos def could be the poster child for anything having to do with arrested development

  44. Josh says:
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    I need to win ratios in a H2H weekly league, should I start Greinke or leave him on the bench for a start? The person I’m playing has way more starters than me (because he doesn’t own a closer at all) so I am most likely not going to match them in Ks or Ws.

    Also, OPS league, I can trade my Todd Frazier for Brett Lawrie. Should I do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Bench him… I’d take Lawrie…

  45. Kyle says:
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    Should I pitch Detwiler vs. LA tonight?

    • Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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      @Kyle: Also… Venable vs. Garcia, Seager vs. Hughes, or Escobar vs. Enright for my utility?

  46. crock says:
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    Would you make either of these deals:

    A. Ryan Zimmerman/Holiday for Braun/Lawrie
    B. Ryan Zimmerman/Holiday for Braun/Melky

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @crock: A. Braun. B. Zimm

  47. harkrider says:
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    I am in 10 team 5×5 keeper league. I am in need of a 3B (my current option is Matt Carpenter, fills a void, just lacking in areas). Anyway, we play 4OF and 2 UTIL spots, so I have 5 spots for OF (Goldy is my other UTIL) so I have an OF I can trade for a 3B. Here are my OF and some possible trade options at 3B

    Stanton, Heyward, Alex Gordon, Beltran, Bruce, Aoki, and Venable

    Some 3B that are or might be available:

    Wright (not sure)
    Manchado (available)
    Headley, Lawrie, and Prado (1 available – all on one team)
    Zimmerman or Panda (1 available – both on same team)

    Thoughts on some trades? I know that Manchado’s owner wants Bruce. He also has Wright, but won’t trade Wright for Bruce straight up.

    Here is the rest of my team
    C – Perez
    1B – Votto
    2B – Rutledge
    SS – Castro
    3B – Carpenter
    OF – Beltran, Gordon, Aoki, Bruce
    UTIL – Venable and Goldy
    Bench – Stanton, Heyward, and Espinosa

    SP – Milone, Scherzer, Greinke, Ryu, Minor, Samardzija
    RP – Wilhelmsen, Romo, Holland, David Hernandez, and Melancon

    We don’t count holds, but we have a limit on starts. So I use the other guys for rouge saves, wins, K’s and a solid ERA / WHIP

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @harkrider: I’d trade Bruce for Machado if I were you. I don’t know if there’s a question in that last part about the pitching stuff.

      • harkrider says:
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        @Evil Grey: thanks for the input. I just put the rest of my team for trade thoughts.

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @harkrider: That’s tough to say, ya know, “Here’s my team, who should I trade and for who?”…asking a lot from anybody, especially with so many unknowns. But Machado’s a sweet upgrade if you can get him.

          • harkrider says:
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            @Evil Grey: I understand. I was just putting my team on there to show the impact of adding a 3B and ask what level of OF I could give up for a 3B since I have depth there. I will be more specific next time. thanks for the advice.

  48. smegma says:
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    Couldn’t get Miggy….going to try for Votto – how about ARam + AJ Burnett for Votto? Other team needs help at 3b and I have Manny/ARam.

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma:
      Grey: My other good SPs are Bum/Scherzer/Peavy/Iwakuma to maybe throw in the trade.

      Also, drop Niese for Pettibone? I’m still hoping Pettibone gets 2 starts next week, but MLB has his next start this Sunday vs. Cin.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @smegma: Go with Pettibone for his next start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Trade’s not close

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey:

        Not close as in I’d be getting a good deal for Votto, right? For some reason a lot of the trade analyzers propose to reject the trade on my side for the players I’d give up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a good deal for Votto if you can get it… A-Ram and Burnett is too much according to others?

  49. supra says:
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    The word around Hollywood is the centerfield sculpture is the basis of the plot for National Treasure 3. Can’t wait to hear Unicorn Vomit described in classic Nick Cage style.

    As a Yanks fan, I always thought the Mets’ apple was awful, but in comparison it looks like Michelangelo’s David.

  50. Commish Cauda says:
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    “your world, boss”

    Boggs, Shawshank Redemption
    (2nd best movie of the 90′s after Goodfellas)

    BTW, thanks for your advice on Monday. Talked me out of Blanton’s double start and to stick with Tillman and Feldman.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Commish Cauda: Not necessarily disagreeing, but Quentin Tarrantino is on line two asking where to send you a copy of Pulp Fiction.

      On a related note, I am still angry that that (stutterer!) crap-job, Tom Hanks movie won best picture over BOTH Shawshank and Pulp Fiction. It’s only been two decades, but I’ll be over it soon.

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @chillmodious:

        Agreed…Pulp Fiction is right up there too

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: it’s like kemp 2 years ago being robbed by voters for mvp given to braun. stats are stats. just stop paying attention to b.s. awards. the best movies are the best movies. let the famous people have their big circle jerks on 4 hour tv specials, but don’t let it affect you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t bother me…

  51. Dirt says:
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    Get Adrain Gonzo for Scherzer?… Ryan Howard is my current 1b and my pitching is somewhat suspect but Gonzo is always solid.. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirt: It’s fair, depends on needs…

  52. Frank Lynch says:
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    Man I’m so pissed that a couple days ago I dropped Jansen.. It was a stupid mistake cause I did it so quick that I wanted to drop someone else. I know someone else is gonna grab him in the waiver tomorrow! Anyway is Heath Bell or Travis wood a good pickup instead?

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        my bad but is Bell pretty much equal with Jansen or is Jansen way past him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jansen’s better

  53. Commish Cauda says:
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    Where do you stand on Freese? Do you agree that he is a good buy low as Tom Jacks wrote yesterday?

    Trade Heath Bell for Freese in a 16-team H2H League (start 3 RPs…already own Mariano, Nathan & Kenley)?

    Freese or Middlebrooks the rest of the way?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda: I think he’s a good buy low, but you won’t get a full season out of him. That said, I’d do that Bell trade for Freese. Surprised he’d go for that actually. Freese over Middlebrooks.

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        Freese or Moustakas?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moose…Tossup, really…

          • Commish Cauda says:
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            @Grey:

            Trade 1: Bell FOR Freese

            Trade 2: Bell, Frazier & Homer Bailey FOR Cain & Mouse

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d do the first one…

  54. Help Me Jesus says:
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    drop Frazier or Morse for Moreland? We play 1B, 3B & CI. Thanks!

  55. Dominic says:
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    Should I give up on Buck for Ruiz?

  56. The Thumb says:
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    Oh Grey, BruceLee, you so punny…

  57. Chris. says:
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    Moreland or Allen Craig?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Chris.: Craig

  58. Shake N Bacon says:
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    The Ultimate Warrior should be an american hero. Although, my most vivid memory of him was when Papa Shango did some of his voodoo magic on the UW and made him vomit all over the place.

    I miss the good ol’ days of the WWF. Tatanka tomahawk choppin’ everyone…

  59. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Razor Ramon’s epic battles with the 1-2-3 Kid. Not to mention the toothpick flicking.

  60. OldCrow says:
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    Who to drop for Grienke coming off the DL?

    Blanton, Casilla, Gee, Milone, Peralta, Quintana, or Jerome Williams.

    Thanks!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: wow, gee’s gotten worse than blanton. eck

  61. Fermin's Last Theorem says:
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    Speaking of Corbin, I was offered Morse and Corbin for my C. Davis and Cashner. I’m among the leaders in all counting stats, and my pitching ratios are already pretty nice (staff includes C. Lee, JZ, Shark, Ryu, Milone, H. Santiago) but might this be a good opportunity to sell high on Davis? Ask for Fowler instead of Morse?

  62. 3dollarcraps says:
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    Moustakas taking up a UTIL spot. Points league. Hold or drop for D Brown, M Ozuna, or O Arcia? Thanks.

  63. Martin says:
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    @grey- I’m sitting in a 12 team mixed league with 5 closer! (Had 4 and just picked up Jansen). I obviously don’t need 5 so I’m looking to trade one or two. I have Mariano, Jansen, Janseen, Frieri, Mujica. Should I try and trade Mariano who probably has the most trade value? I need more RBI’s on my team so I’m thinking about offering Mo for like a Nelson Cruz. Should I do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Martin: Offer the best and see if you get Cruz…

  64. Joe LoPiccolo says:
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    Hey Grey, first time long time. Anerando, mustkissass and lowrie. Who should stay and who should go?

  65. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Jansen is not available as the handcuff to League – Ryan Madson time?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Go for it

  66. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Which of these LF/CF do you like best ROS– Crisp, De Aza, or McLouth? H2H with 10 cats, so speed not as important as all around value.

    In a league that counts SV and HLD, if Jansen’s graduating to closer I need at least 1 guy to get HLDs, and one other RP who gets either. Pick 2: Henderson, Valverde, Hernandez, Rosenthal. Rather than use 2 of my remaining 12 moves this season, should I hold League instead of picking up one of these guys?

    Segura or Zobrist at SS ROS?

  67. Help Me Jesus says:
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    I just got offered Beltran for Carpenter, I gotta do this, right? I have Harper, jUpton, Pagan and Prado as my OF. Thinking I can slot Prado into 2B. Probably going to lose a lot of runs but the hits and OBP should equate to the loss of Carp, right?

  68. EK says:
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    Pls rank at UTIL for H2Hpts:
    Aoki
    Carpenter
    Jennings
    Kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Jennings, Aoki, Kipnis

  69. dk says:
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    Hamels/A-Craig or Fister/A-Gon

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Fister

  70. L-Boogie says:
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    I need RBI, he needs pitching. I have Garza coming back soon.

    1) My Burnett or his C. Davis

    2) My Moore or his Phillips

    3) My Longo and Moore or his MIggy (even though he’ll never do it)

    4) Which is better for me, 1 or 2? (assuming #3 would be the best)

    Thanks dude. Of course, none of this will matter much after I win the $360 million Powerball tonight.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey:

        1) The guy countered with Moore for C. Davis. Too much to give up?

        I be left with Bum, Scherzer, Burnett, Cashner, Jo-Fer, Niese, and soon Garza (12 team, 5×5)

        2) Anything change from your preseason rankings or you’d still take Phillips over C. Davis? Or depends on need?

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1) It’s fair 2) Depends on need…

  71. Dump Truck says:
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    I have an unhealthy love for Derek Holland but I need some hitting in my league. Is there enough interest in him across leagues that I should be able to get some runs or steals for him? I’m in a 5X5 head to head OBP league that uses QS instead of W .

  72. Joel says:
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    Drop Konerko for Moreland or try to sell Paul low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Try to sell him

  73. Ron says:
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    Grey, you said in your OF rankings for Cespedes that “His biggest question mark is his lack of a track record”

    I am trying to live through his .202AVG but this is brutal for a projected top 20 OF. Are there better days ahead? Where do you think his stat line finishes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Hope so, like you pointed out, his track record isn’t long so it’s hard to say… He should be more of a .265 at worst hitter…

  74. chillmodious says:
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    When you sullenly dove into a pool like Bill Murray in Rushmore, did you make it authentic and leave the cigarette in your mouth, then spend 30 seconds sitting at the bottom of the pool thinking about how you should’ve included Johnny Mountain in the Dallas Raines blurb?

  75. anoraxx says:
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    Grey, who do you like better in a keeper league? Moore or Latos. I arranged trade to get either Latos for Rizzo or Moore+Adisson Russell for RIzzo+Corbin. Which one do you like better? It is a keeper/dynasty 12 team mixed h2h league where we have prospects on separated list. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @anoraxx: Moore… Take the first trade…

  76. chillmodious says:
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    Grey, would you stream Hughes (vs.Sea) and Leake (@MIA) today? SON is high on Hughes and meh on Leake, but the matchups could be good. Thanks.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      lol are you me? scroll up for my comment and the humorous similarity.

      Oh hell here it is:
      “Today’s stream or no stream:

      Hughes vs SEA
      Leake @ MIA

      SON likes Hughes and is indifferent on Leake.”

      At least Grey is consistent.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Moose Out Front: Ha… I was reading other comments, but didn’t even catch that. Great minds, as they say!

  77. T.J. says:
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    16-mixed H2H 6×6 (R, OPS). Votto for J-Upton: who says “No”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T.J.: It’s fair…

  78. Anthony says:
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    @GREY – drop pettitte Westbrook or Mccarthy for Pettibone?

  79. Fecal Matters says:
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    Line of the Day, talking about Demietrich = “Seems more like a candidate for the two hole, and I don’t mean in the batting order.” (Emotican’t)

  80. John says:
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    Rank in terms of best value (including position scarcity in 10 team 26 man roster) ROS: Teixeira, Hill, J. Johnson or Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Josh Johnson?

  81. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Good morning Grey! Getting tired of Yuni’s constant 0-fers…do I drop him for any of the following: Gyorko, D Murph, Espinosa, Boneface or Punto?

    Looking for avg/obp first, power second, and speed is not a necessity.

    Thank you sir!

  82. Wake Up says:
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    Cingrani should seek acupuncture for the shoulder…but instead of needles, he needs to use Dusty’s used toothpicks…it’s like slowly building up an immunity to iocane…

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Wake Up: Good suggestion… as long as he doesn’t go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @chillmodious: My name is Tony Cingrani…you killed my shoulder…prepare to die!

  83. EK says:
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    H2H pts:
    Drop Rutledge for M. Carpenter or Kipnis or hold?
    Have Aaron Hill on the DL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Hold

  84. attgig says:
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    before you go crazy over Gausman with the next O’s pitcher struggling/injured…I think he’s still behind Wada after a couple of weeks.

  85. Hola grey -
    amusing post, as always. i appreciate your hard work every day.

    In a deep 14 team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS) mixed, redraft league –Danny Espinosa just became available.

    I realize he’s been a turd with sand fleas, but would you drop Gyorko or Alexei for him? I’m thinking its close, but Gyorko’s park and line-up are gross. That said, he has one of the best LD% in all of MLB (29.3%), which usually signals he’s due for a correction for the better…Alexei has just finally started hitting/ running and seems to like the #2 spot(as you noted above). Here is rest of my MI:

    Martin Prado – SS/2B/3B
    Alexei Ramirez – SS
    Jedd Gyorko – 2B/3B

    Appreciate your thoughts….

      • @Grey:
        thanks. Admittedly, frightened to do that! Espinosa could be DFA’d for Anthony Rendon any day now… decisions, decisions.

  86. Brett says:
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    I have both Ike Davis and Hosmer on my bench. Which one of these two would you keep?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Brett: Read yesterday’s morning post, then lose Ike. Or lose Ike, then read yesterday’s morning post. Either way, you’ll be a lot happier in life.

      • Brett says:
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        I did read yesterday’s post. Hosmer has been equally as bad. Don’t know who to keep between these two.

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Brett: I would say Hosmer, and suspect Grey will too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Yeah, can lose Ike…

      • Brett says:
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        One other one. Victor Martinez or Sal Perez? Thanks so much

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez

  87. chillmodious says:
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    Hmmmm…. I am dominating one of my 10-team H2H leagues and have virtually no holes in my lineup. Then, this morning, some guy offers me his Beltre for my Rizzo and Starling Marte. I have Miggy / Goldy / Rizzo, so I’m as solid as you can get at the CI positions, but this deal is interesting. I’m leaning no, but that may be because I’m in first place by a lot. If I were middle of the pack, I might be more eager to to this deal.

    What would you have me do, Grey? (I was thinking of countering with my Rizzo and Samardzija for his Beltre, but even then I’m not sure)

  88. james t work says:
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    who to drop??? Arcia or Willimgham or Loney and wtf is going on with Michael Bourne anyway…Anybody??? some insight

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You sure about that one, Albright? Seems like The Hammer is the one you hold. I’d drop Loney, Arcia in that order. Would need a really good replacement to drop Willingham.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since those guys are all being bandied about, I’m assuming it’s a shallow league so I went with the guy hitting .125 this month… He’s definitely the best ROS…

  89. Greetings Grey.

    1) Although Cash Money Money was pretty, pretty good in Baltimore last night, I still think you had the right call to sit him. All signs pointed toward bad things happening there. My question is: Do you now trust him here, there and everywhere, or just in Petco?

    2) Two M’s questions: Are you into Saunders at all ROS? How about Morse?

    3) Glad I dumped Beckett prior to his DL escape. It felt good. Or at least it does now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Petco and some weaker road opponents 2) Sure, both are 4th to 5th OFs… Saunders a bit more…

      • @Grey:

        Thanks man. Digging deeper – is Cash just a streamer or a keeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be a keeper…

  90. Jay says:
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    what are your thoughts on Heyward returning? current owner wants pitching for him was thinking of offering Cashner and Minor. too much, not enough, crazy?

    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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      @Jay: Probably not enough, but I’d throw it out there and see if he takes the bait. I like Heyward in that trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Not enough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Can try it though

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: I shall

  91. ozzzie19 says:
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    12 team 5×5 mixed roto

    Just traded away Machado, Health Bell, and Cingrani, receiving Adrian Beltre.

    I’m good on saves (and who knows how long Bell will have the job) and concerned about Cingrani staying in the rotation/only having one pitch and while I like Machado, a 368 BABIP has to regress.

    Did I do well?

    • james t work says:
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      with Machado in the mix you could of gotten away with just him and (1) player. Machado is a dynasty player and a def keeper . BELTRE is awesome but Manny is a year away from total plate dominance, im talking derick jeter in his prime mode, no joking aside

      • ozzzie19 says:
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        @james t work:

        Sorry, forgot to mention 5 keeper/team league. IMO Beltre is a definite keeper, and Machado may be borderline. His minor league career sub 300 BABIP leads me to believe this year’s BABIP is more fluky than a new found dominance. While he has turned some FBs into LDs , so this isn’t a great analysis, if you adjust his current line to that of a 300 BABIP, his “breakout” 2013 is exactly the same as his 2012. Thats still very good, but Beltre’s going to have about 20 points of BA and about 50 points of SLG on Machado.

        To me, Machado is a “could be” top tier guy given his prospect status and his age, but his current line is BABIP inflated and if he had a 300 BABIP, no one would be tooting his horn to the degree they are now, whereas Beltre iIS a top tier guy now and a definite keeper.

  92. Ron says:
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    Fowler or BJ Upton – ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Fowler

  93. Ron says:
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    Would you trade Moore for Stanton right now?

    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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      @Ron: Depends on how deep your SP roster is. I would probably hold if he’s your ace.

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: would you trade Moore for Heyward right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, it’s fair…

  94. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    Keep up the good work. And the more Wire references the better. A tip of my hat to you. Now if you could work in a couple Firefly references in for the nerdy fantasy baseball nuts that would be a thing of beauty.

    Starting lineup question for today. Here are the 6 OF’s I have rostered and currently Morneau is in my Util slot. Which of the OF’s (or Morneau) should I sit today?

    Adam Jones
    Starling Marte
    Yoenis Cespedes
    Jacoby Ellsbury
    Will Venable
    Eric Young Jr.

    Also, here’s a good article for you that is somewhat baseball relative. Let me know what you think!

    http://what-if.xkcd.com/44/

    Cheers,
    Brew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BrewFreeOrDie: Thanks! Never saw Firefly… Venable… Nice article…

      • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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        @Grey: Check it out if you ever have some time, only 1 season so not a complete time suck. Also, since Arrested Development is starting up again at the end of the month, can we get some of their classic running jokes worked into a post or two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t wait for it! Pretty pumped… Is it gonna be like House of Cards where it’s all dumped on Netflix at once?

  95. chillmodious says:
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    Eh, might as well toss in another…

    Please rank for ROS (ignoring positions):

    Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Mitch Moreland, Dayan Viciedo, Kendrys Morales

  96. thegreater says:
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    Rank them:

    Rollins
    Cabrerra
    Simmons
    Dee Gordon

    Have Rollins and Cabrerra, looking to add MI bench guy. Pretty much only need steal and AVG help right now.

      • thegreater says:
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        @Grey: Sorry…meant Everth..sadly

  97. Frank Lynch says:
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    Who do you like better, Brandon Belt or Garrett Jones?

    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I’d go Belt, more upside and seems to be finding a groove finally.

  98. EK says:
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    H2H pts:
    Trade Medlen for Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Sure

  99. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Trade email convo this morning in my deep keeper league:

    Dude: You still interested in moving Cingrani? What are you looking for?

    Me: Sends Cingrani for Gyorko offer

    Dude: Rejects trade saying ‘yeah, I thought that might be the case. I’d be willing to offer Dozier. Cingrani might be sent down’

    Me: Epsqueeze me? Baking powder? Guys like Dozier I can get off waivers. Why would I trade him for that when I can just drop him for it if that’s what I’m getting?

    Dude has not responded. Seriously, why even ask unless you’re actually serious about making a trade? Time out of my day wasted: 5 minutes and I want it back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Send him Wily Peralta

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I just wish he’d simply emailed ‘are you an idiot?’. He would’ve gotten the same response and it wouldn’t have gotten my hopes up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer that to the people who don’t reply at all…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            You that lonely?

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Sky: not geting an answer is way worse. i’d rather be called an idiot right away. i had this problem for like 6 days with raburn in 2 leagues a couple weeks back.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Eh, someone not responding just means I can ignore them for the rest of the season cuz they’ve checked out. Having some guy pepper you with emails that don’t go anywhere serious is just a constant barrage of wasted time.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Sky: so, what you’re saaying is I should stop emailing you with my daily thoughts

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    No, those are great. It’s like a far side calendar gone wrong.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Sky: I like to call it the way too far side

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha!

  100. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: Your near meltdown panic yesterday at the deadline for you web radio show and your discloser “MooBs” knowledge has me wondering, if it it not time for a nice little camping trip with the family for you…

    A little break away from the stress of the office, the daily “big money” nerf wastebasket-ball tourney, FBB.and trying to be nice to your commenters; could do you and all of those around you, wonders

    Rudy – now that he has snuck back in to the States from Canada, again – is more that capable of taking the helm of the good ship Razzball alone for a few days – even a week… or 2…

    It’s a long FBB season… Don’t let it grind you down into mental state where a stint on the FBB Writer’s DL becomes necessary and it hurts the RazzBall team …

    Anxiety Disorders can and have occurred in FFB… They can be treated … Good luck…

  101. yeshcheese says:
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    Why’s SON so down on Shelby Miller today?

    How do you feel about I Kennedy v ATL today? He put up a solid start against the Phillies last time around, but has just been scuffling at average otherwise.

    I can’t believe SON prefers Kennedy v ATL instead of Shelby v NYM

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @yeshcheese: Because SON is just a stupid machine. I hope Kennedy gets lit up since I just dropped his frustrating ass.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Evil Grey: dont you ever say that about SON again…

  102. hankg says:
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    Chris Davis and Samardzjia for Votto? Too much, not enough? How about for Pujols? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hankg: It’s fair, you could lose either trade…

      • yeshcheese says:
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        @Grey: Saw a C Davis / Medlen for Votto trade go through the other day, in a keeper no less…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice for the Votto side…

  103. Evil Grey says:
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    Moreland or Willingham ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Evil Grey: Toss up really, Willingham just on track record assuming he comes out of the funk he’s in…

  104. Duke says:
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    Just trying to figure out who to dump Hosmer for. Moreland, LaRoche, or Jon Jay available.

  105. quimmy says:
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    Adam Jones for Justin Verlander?

  106. Frank Lynch says:
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    I got proposed a trade to me. He wants to give me Mauer & Rafeal Soriano for Shelby Miller & Wierters.. I really don’t wanna give up Miller cause I got – Miller, Samardzija, Cain, Latos, Iwakuma. Hammel, Cahill, Corbin, Dempster, Jim Henderson n Mujica… Don’t do it right or do u like the trade? 10 team points league

  107. chris says:
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    moreland/morneau or arcia ROS?

    cashner or morrow ROS?

    any updated news on Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland…Cashner… He was hurt yesterday, not sure yet today…

  108. JImbo Jones says:
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    When the time is right to pick up Jansen, do you drop Valverde or Frieri or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Frieri for him

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @JImbo Jones: Someone else.

  109. B.o.B says:
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    Any thoughts on Prado? Guy has really been struggling for awhile now, I don’t know how much longer I can take it. Unfortunately not much out there available at SS…Scutaro, Lowrie, Peralta, Hardy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Lowrie

  110. scott says:
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    Best stream for weekend
    Gomez vs Hou
    Ubaldo vs Mariners
    Or Mccarthy vs Marlins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      I’m looking at these also. Considering Gomez vs HOU and McCarthy @ MIA., but both make me a bit nervous.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        McCarthy

  111. Pete says:
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    Caved and picked up Moreland. Need to dump either Carter or Tazawa to make room for Greinke in my H2H points league. Who gets the boot? Cutting Carter would leave me w/no bench batter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  112. Champsok1 says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Appreciate the advice on my team you gave e the other day. I havent decided if I will start Gallardo or not tonight but just noticed that AJ Griffin was on our waiver wire. I owned him last year and I missed when some got frustrated & dropped him a couple weeks ago.
    My Pitchers are as follows-
    Starters- Hamels, Sabathia, Kuroda, Gallardo, Cingrani, Tillman & Santiago
    Releivers- Papelbon, Betancourt, Holland & Valverde
    DL- Weaver ( so will have to drop someone soon for him, tentatively have Santiago slated there unless they send Cingrani down)
    I am a little pitcher heavy with only one extra utility hitter on squad now, so would you recommend I grab AJ Griffin now? or Hold with current staff? If so, who should I drop for Griffin?
    And of course I will offer a nice tall Strawberry Daqueri served by your choice of Mila Kunis or Selma Hayek for yoru answer. ( That is if they ever reply to my calls or take off the protective orders :) )
    Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for right now… Ha! No problem…

      • Champsok1 says:
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        Thanks will do…also, any thought on starting Gallardo tonight against Pirates. Sit or start since he has been a lil’ off?

        Thanks! Loved the Eastbond & Down reference on Altuve, almost lost my coffee!

        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sit in some leagues… I should get sponsored by coffee companies…

          • Champsok1 says:
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            HA! I like it!
            “Folks want the taste of coffee but not the caffeine buzz? Well then take a swig of Folgers just as you a witty quip by “Grey”! guaranteed to make you spit your coffee out!”

            *** Disclaimer by Folgers- We can not be responsible for your dry cleaning bills or your friends accusing you of being a spitter. Thank you The Managment

            PS I am in a mixed 12 team league and should have enough starts to win strike outs& great start to era Didnt get Tillmans or Sabathia’s wins yesterday so not sure the chance of picking up 1 win could guard me int he potential downside if Gallardo throws a ton of walks again or has a high era he could cost me so was leaning towards sitting him and lettgin his bad streak ride out even tho he has a great past against Pirates.
            @Grey:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! I’d just sit him…

  113. hankg says:
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    Assuming I keep C. Davis, whose the best “insurance” at 1B? Right now, I have Morneau. Thanks.

    I. Davis
    LaRoche
    Dunn
    Hart
    Morales
    Belt
    Morneau
    Moreland
    G. Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  114. bossmanjunior says:
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    Per JFOH, here is some more detail.

    Hold Gardner or drop for one of:

    Moreland, Belt, Arcia, Hosmer, Konerko, Melky, Middlebooks, Ethier, Cain, LaRoche

    My roster:

    C Perez 1B Goldschmidt 2B Altuve 3B Longoria SS Rutledge OF Jones OF Choo OF De Aza UTL Frazier BN Gardner DL Stanton DL Hill

    6th in RBI, 6th in HR, 1st in R, 2nd in SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Cain…

  115. Q says:
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    I know I’m late to the party on this one, but….

    SERIOUSLY JAY BRUCE IS NOT IN THE LINEUP VERSUS NOLASCO?!?

    WHAT, IS DUSTY AFRAID THAT BRUCE WILL FINALLY GET HOT BY FACING A CRAPPY RIGHTY WITH GOPHER BALL PROBLEMS?

    DID HE STAND UP DUSTY FOR A PINOCHLE GAME OR SOMETHING? WTF???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  116. Mariner Mike says:
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    Rutledge or Scutaro? Have Encarcion and Butler stay away from Moreland,only room for two! Have Hill on dl when back Rutledge,Hill, and Cabarra manning the middle good plan? Again thank you for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  117. Aero says:
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    H2H redraft (H BB K QS W L SV ERA WHIP)
    My Rollins and Frazier for Latos or Shields?

    • Aero says:
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      @Aero: Frazier on my bench and Rollins would be replaced with Dee Gordon or Alexi Ramirez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos, it’s fair…

  118. YoMommaSoUggla says:
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    Grey, how daiquiri do I need to buy you in order to coax you onto my team as a co-owner? After years of dominance, I am tied for last in a 12 team league and I fear I’ve lost my mojo!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need the daiquiri, spa day and you’ll be right back in it to win it like Randy Jackson…

  119. Schizer says:
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    Give Machado, Get Price. Would you? Thanks!

    • Schizer says:
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      @Schizer: 12 team, weekly H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  120. Jacks says:
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    Thank you Grey for immortalizing my Altuve is Casper comments from last year. I believe at the time you hadn’t watched that season of Eastbound … but now you see how uncanny it is!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, great show… Glad I finally watched it… Though no I’m dropping m-fer in just about every sentence…

  121. Fister Furbush says:
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    Jansen, Frieri, Perez

    Who do you like the most?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming they’re all getting saves

  122. Manimal says:
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    Most boring question ever – Doumit, Ruiz, Lucroy, Avila ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t overestimate your question…. Ruiz

  123. alex says:
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    so,I just moved my santana and grant balfour for his paul goldschmid. I thought I won clearly, but the other guys in my league sayI overpaid. did I win the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, nice deal…

    • gareth says:
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      @alex: im not the only humble bragger apparently.

  124. Pitching in abundance says:
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    Because of league rules I’ve got to drop one of the following to make room for Greinke: H. Bailey, Corbin, Cingrani, Cahill, Hamels or Shelby Miller. Who would you drop?

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Pitching in abundance: your screen name suits your problem! Cingrani could be on the outs with Cincy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  125. Oppo Taco says:
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    Just traded away Corbin/taveres for asdrubal/wheeler(doh) hopefully he dodges a bullet……also I know we’re probably splitting hairs but would
    You rather McCutchen or original CarGo ROS in a keeper? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  126. malamoney says:
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    Drafted The Jesus Montero as my catcher. Had high hopes for him, but so far, not much. He seems to be in a time share with Shoppach.

    Do I continue to hold on him or do I grab one of these johnsons off the wire?

    Buck, Martin, Lucroy or Arrencibia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  127. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    just listened to the podcast, am i the only guy that was ok with not hearing the theme song at the end, not a big fan, it’s OK. I want some gangsta rap theme song. To save time they should just run it at a higher speed at the end, like the chipmunks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I agree. I’ve mentioned it a couple of times that there should be some kind of old school rapping going on….Maybe a nice call and response, back and forth, between Grey and Rudy???

      • Prezii says:
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        @Wake Up: Nick sets a topic… Grey and rudy each get a minute to rap battle eachother!

        Gold.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Prezii: Perfect!

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Oh, the hate is strong today. You want some more rap in your Razzball theme song, you need to listen to the football version my friend.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @MattTruss223: that song actually sucks, been there tossed that

  128. Wompwomp says:
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    Pick 2 out of:
    Cashner, Griffin, or Masterson? Ratios are in need of big help. All 3 are picking it up as of late.

    • Wompwomp says:
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      @Wompwomp: Own Cashner & Masterson, Griffin is on waivers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold

  129. zzzzzz says:
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    Pick up Liriano over Villanueva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. royce! says:
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    Beyond dubbing him “Alyssa Milano’s Butt Pirate,” you haven’t really written much about Russell Martin. I read elsewhere that he is 9th in batted ball distances, so his HR/FB ratios might not be all that far off (those ahead of him are Pence, Cargo, Davis, Arenado, Tulo, Reynolds, Crawford and Harper). So…[drum roll]…should I play him over Grandal? [sad trombone/whoopee cushion noise]…

    Also, in my 14 teamer (5×5 plos OBP and XBH) Chris Carter is available. Worth it to drop Arcia, Kelly Johnson, or Zach Wheeler for him? I have Wheeler right now because I’m in first by far and am starting to hoard players that might have value later…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sad trombone indeed… I’d go with Martin over Grandal… I’d hold Wheeler until we get news back from the Mets, but prolly him for Carter…

  131. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pick one to start as a streamer next week

    Miley vs SD….he’s owned a lot, could be just what he needs to get him on a roll

    Cashner @ Ariz….his numbers are looking a little better, all he needs is one game with 9 K’s and I’d almost re-buy into him in most leagues

    Griffin @Hou…..I only start him at home but this looks juicy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Cashner… Miley would be my choice…

  132. james d says:
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    Thoughts on Iwakuma the rest of the way? He’s been utterly fantastic so far, but I have a hard time valuing him higher than a SP3 type (like Ryu I guess?).

    Production certainly much better so far though…

    • Carnac says:
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      @james d: Probably better ERA and fewer Ks than Ryu, but otherwise a good comparison. Plus, they both get rosy cheeks after a glass of wine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s about what he is… He’s not this fantastic…

  133. letsgobravos says:
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    Scherzer getting bombed by….the Astros?!?! WTF?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Shizzer…

  134. Carnac says:
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    Just Scherzer bein’ Scherzer…

  135. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Would you trade Beltre + Shelby Miller for Kemp + Scherzer if I have Arenado/Prado to fill it at 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. Greymilio says:
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    ¡Hola , Please rank for ROS :

    Neil Walker
    Espinosa
    Gyorko
    Bonifacio
    Betancourt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa, Gyorko

  137. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    If I am middle of the pack in HR and RBI but near the top for R and SB, why would drop Gardner for Cain, over the likes of Moreland, Ethier, and Laroche? Is he just that much better of a player overall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Moreland…

  138. alex says:
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    duda or chris carter going forward?league counts ops and walks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  139. John Stamos says:
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    Yo Grey! Would you trade an elite closer like Rivera for a stud SP, with positive regression to come (oxymoron?), like Scherzer? Almost all of the teams in my league roll with two closers and I have Perkins and Rivera. Getting Scherzer would make my rotation ridiculous. I was thinking of then replacing Rivera with David Hernandez, who the Guru talked about in the Pod. He thinks Hernandez will be the closer in ARI very soon. Too big of a risk?

    • John Stamos says:
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      I’d like to add that I’m 3rd to last in K’s (my ratio bl0ws), but 1st in W, 2nd in ERA and WHIP. I’m middle of the pack in SV’s. I’m thinking I could stay respectable in the SV category and hold the top spots for W, ERA, WHIP by adding Scherzer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… In a second I’d take Scherzer…

      • John Stamos says:
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        @Grey: Awesome. Out of these options, who do you like most: Gregg, Jansen, Hernandez, Veras

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jansen

          • John Stamos says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for all the help, Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  140. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    I’m in a bit of a situation in my 12 team redraft league and need an opinion. I currently have J.Upton/Choo/A-Gon as my main OF and platooning .
    Frazier/.Aoki/Victorino at UTL. Someone just dropped A.Jax and J.Hellickson. who should I grab for victorino with my #1 waiver? I punted closers so i currently have Wainwright/Miller/Garcia/Greinke/Samardzija/Pettitte/Cingrani/Milone and Haren as my SP. Do i drop Victorino for AJAX or Hellickson or do you see something else I can do? I really don’t wanna carry 3 OF to platoon but is Ajax more rosterable over Hellickson?

    Thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pettitte for Jackson…

  141. doghat666 says:
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    12 team, 10×10, roto, 5 OF + DH
    Currently have:
    Aoki
    Arcia
    Cain
    Kemp
    JUpton
    GJones
    Today Crisp came off the DL so someone has to go, presumably Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  142. Matt says:
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    Grandy for Headley okay if I need 3b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: do you always do the podcasts when you roll out of bed? It solidifies your image of being a kept man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unfortunately, the only time everyone can do it is 10 in the morning…

  144. Targaryen says:
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    I see Melky got dropped off as well as Vmart, & several other players like Konerko & Hosmer. My drop would have to be Gardner. Anyone you would trade Gardner for? This league has 2UT Spots. I run with Pujols. Frazier & Ortiz & I have Ells. BJup. Grandy. Coco (Frazier) at OF now. i’ve stuck with Perez all year so far & now he’s goin I’m in no need to change at C but would he be worth the pick up over Melky or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  145. doghat666 says:
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    12 team, 5×5, roto
    Which side:
    Votto, Cashner, KHerrera, Smyly

    Cespedes, Scherzer, Gallardo, Ackley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  146. crock says:
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    Which side you like better: R.Zimmerman/Holiday or Harper/Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  147. jaw says:
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    would you trade reyes for rizzo in a 10 team h2h keeper league with MI/CI? both have the same keeper cost.

    keepers
    longo
    kemp
    bruce
    tulo
    stras
    fielder
    reyes
    goldie
    cespedes
    marte
    shelby

    • jaw says:
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      @jaw: also no limit on years a guy can be kept and no year to year keeper cost increase

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

  148. Jvh4 says:
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    Rizzo or Freeman the rest of the way? How long you hold onto Ike?

    • Jvh4 says:
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      @Jvh4:

      Mike Minor or Homer Baily ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Minor…Coin flip…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        au@Jvh4: i’m betting grey says bailey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo…Lose Ike

  149. goodfold2 says:
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    s’up grey. based on last night’s comments out of the milone/miley/cashner trio cashner’s first dropped for some twit who simply dropped latos?i’m 10 of 10 in waiver having picked up hill 2 weeks ago don’t know how my 5th waiver claim got him, but OK, as my only offensive weakness other than rollins being shitty is 2b.
    Other than that one inning scherzer looks fine. era hurts still from that 4 run inning though.
    SOOOOOOOOOOO nice to have started Dickey and flipped a not-yet-closer fujikawa for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sup, fold, Miley would be the drop now…

  150. bossmanjunior says:
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    Being offered Starlin Castro for my Bumgardner, but im not keen on doing this. Only way im trading for Castro is at a discount. I currently have Rutledge at short and do not see Castro as a huge upgrade. He also has Segura, who I would much prefer. My trade offer was my Buchholz for his Segura, but he didn’t bite. His counter offer was Castro and Zito for Bumgardner, which still does nothing for me.

    Maybe Im crazy, but I value Castro and Segura very close. Obviously Castro would be buying low and Segura buying high, but the regressed value has to be close.

    Here is my pitching staff: Bumgardner, Zimmerman, Peavy, Lester, Harvey, Miller, Buchholz

    What should my next move be? Right now im thinking of offering Peavy or Lester for Segura. If he doesn’t bite, offer same thing for Castro.

    Between Peavy and Lester, who would you rather trade?

    Am I crazy for valuing Castro and Segura pretty much the same?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy for Segura works for me…

  151. MasterofGrond says:
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    Scherzer, this is why my WHIP is fine but my ERA hurts.

    SCATTER THOSE HITS BETTER, DAMN IT

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @MasterofGrond: 3/4 of all decent hits in game were in 3rd inning, with 4/5 of total runs allowed being 2 homers. i know, it sucks. he might still get win here though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  152. sLicke5 says:
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    Anyone know wtf is wrong with Cole Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Had shoulder issues in the spring… Prolly still bothering him…

      • Pager24 says:
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        @Grey: Is it time to start worrying??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On what?

          • pager24 says:
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            @Grey: about Hamels struggles/shoulder soreness?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ve been concerned… Yeah, he doesn’t look right…

  153. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    paredes caught twice, pena’s good backup catcher. Is Kluber getting near the range of McAllister in value. He’s pitching pretty good. I’m thinking Lester’s worse than Bumgarner, try to move Buchholz before Bumgarner. Castro’s still ahead of Segura, I would think. If your opponent thinks Castro is close though, this could help you, as he may just give Segura for Lester, which would be nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watching him go now, he’s not pitching that good…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so that’s NO on the kluber value, i’m getting desperate with cingrani likely going down now that he’s injured/niese being shit/ nothing else on waivers in 16 team. Going to try to regrab mcallister tonight when he clears waivers (hopefully somebody’s not more desperate than me and uses waiver claim on him).

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so that’s NO on the kluber value, i’m getting desperate with cingrani likely going down now that he’s injured/niese being shit/ nothing else on waivers in 16 team. Going to try to regrab mcallister tonight when he clears waivers (hopefully somebody’s not more desperate than me and uses waiver claim on him).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t own Kluber in anything but a 12-team AL-Only league…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: wow, that’s worse than gee. Maholm did just get dropped off in this league (16 team h2h). his k/bb is pretty bad but should have some good matchups vs mess/MIA fish. Who wins out of Mcallister vs Maholm.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maholm

  154. gareth says:
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    Kluber is awful and is just keeping the seat warm for bauer. Unfortunately myers also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tend to agree

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: i’m only seeing box score right now, he may be getting hit hard right at defenders, but whip’s 1.00 today with 5 k’s in 6 innings and no walks.

      • gareth says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: check his minor league numbers. He’s just a warm body who happpened to have a decent start against the Phillies today.

  155. jason batteiger says:
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    smyly’s up, could get win or loss, as he usually does.

  156. bossmanjunior says:
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    Re: Peavy for Segura

    1) Does that mean you’d rather keep Lester over Peavy ROS?

    2) If rejected, make same offer for Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester’s upside is a tad more, they’re a coin flip at this point… Up to you… Peavy has been rock solid though too… 2) Yup

  157. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Do you drop any of this group for Melky Cabrera?

    Adam Jones
    Alejandro De Aza
    Carlos Beltran
    Matt Kemp
    Yoenis Cespedes

    I see three or four hell-nos (based mostly on my reading here). Maybe De Aza?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  158. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which two Catchers below would you roster for the RoS? Who would be your 3rd choice?

    J.P. Arencibia
    Jonathan Lucroy
    Miguel Montero
    Salvador Perez
    Ryan Doumit

    And what the hell happened to Alex Avila this year (and last)? High hopes every season…

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t roster two catchers… Perez, JP…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  159. d'arnaudoubt says:
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    Drop Kelly Johnson for Uggla?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  160. ROLFAMLO says:
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    Jerko sure is stroking the ball lately. 3-5 today. Line drive machine!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, some nice hits today…

    • gareth says:
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      @ROLFAMLO: jerko stroking the ball. Lol.

  161. Fish says:
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    What are your thoughts going forward on Niese, Miley, and Ian Kennedy? Are any or all of them droppable or should I be giving them a little more leeway?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Fish: grey’s mentioned niese is very droppable in 12 or under.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I go over my thoughts as they pitch… Niese is droppable…

  162. goodfold2 says:
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    it’s a very nice day to own machado and gyoko. 3 str doubles for machado.
    7-10 overall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I had to trade Macho Man away, sad face…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, but you got cy young winner, you’ll eventually feel better. it does hurt when those guys just go off just after the trade though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it needed to be done cause Gallardo crapped my bed and is rolling around in it…

  163. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Aaron Hill was just dropped. Pick him up and stash him as a replacement for Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  164. Evil Grey says:
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    Machado update: 4 more hits. Is he Manny or machine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  165. Evil Grey says:
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    Burnett/Cain/Aramis too much for Kemp?

  166. Roberto says:
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    re: machado – its incredible how many guys Grey was right about this year. Looks like I’m in the same boat owning Ike and Esponisa, I’m going to hang on as long as I have room on my bench – stay the course!

    My rotation this year is Cain, Greike, Moore, Homer Bailey, then have Beachy on the DL. Needless to say, need to make up some ground. Looking to add a 5th starter. I dropped Tillman after his useful night last night, bc his next 3 starts are NYY, @TOR, WAS.

    Which of these free agents do you like the best for ROS:

    GARZA, WOOD, JAI MY NAME IS GARCIA, or CAHILL

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Roberto: Garcia, Cahill

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Evil Grey: i guarantee you wood’s the worst, it’s entirely possible grey goes garza before cahill or garcia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully on those two schmohawks… Garcia, Cahill…

  167. Konerko a go go says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I think it’s time for Konerko to go. I’m in an OBP/SLG league with Arenado, Arcia, Moreland, Carter, Cain, Belt, Brown and Scott on the wire. You’ve mentioned all of them at one time or another and I think I understand that Arenado is your top choice. Is that right? And who is your second choice?

    thanks for all your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Moreland…

  168. gareth says:
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    Evil grey is not really evil. And his name is gavin. Which is not very evil sounding.

    Beware! Gavin! He will crush your dreams.

    Here is my top 5 most unlikely bad guy names:

    1) dennis
    2) brian
    3) keith
    4) nigel
    5) phillip.

    • Prezii says:
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      @gareth: my father is the top unlikely bad guy… Which makes sense cuz hes a gentleman. Where do you think i get it from?

  169. Poo Holes says:
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    Picked up Kenley last year in a trade and kept him over the offseason, cause he’s nasty and I know he’d get the job back. I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life. (Well, by “all my life” I really just mean the past month or so.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nice…

  170. Jack says:
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    Dunn with 2 homers and a double for today. And I dropped him three days ago for Wells. :duncehat:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him again…

  171. Matt says:
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    Do I drop Doumit for Ruiz? Or is it more of a lateral move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lateral

  172. MasterofGrond says:
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    Jose Veras: No Ks, 2 BBs, a HBP, fielder’s indifference, and the save

    SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s the definition of it right there…

  173. gareth says:
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    True story. I was looking for an apartment in new zealand and went to see a guy about a room. During some small talk, the topic of music tastes came up. David gray was big in the uk at the time so I told the guy iwas a fan of david gray. I got a look of shock a concern from the guys face.
    Turns out there had been a serial killer in new zealand by the name of david gray.

    he still rented the room out to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You tell him, “Please Forgive Me?”

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: nah. I stashed him in the freezer in the basement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  174. gareth says:
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    Your name grey reminded me of that story. Kinda random, I know!

  175. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    OBP league and need a filler for Jackson. Would you plug in Crisp and hope he returns to pre-injured form or go for a hot bat in Adam Dunn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey: You sure????So hard to pick Dunn up with that stank average. Guess its only temp and when Dun goes on a streak he hits 10 bombs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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            @Grey: Would Wells being on the wire change your mind or still Dunn?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not right now…

  176. Fratstar says:
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    Arenado or Belt for utlity Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  177. ROLFAMLO says:
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    K-Rod’s back. Drop Tazawa for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • ROLFAMLO says:
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        @Grey: y not

  178. Evil Grey says:
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    You missed my inquiry above. Sorry. Burnett/Cain/Aramis too much for Kemp?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Evil Grey: Been trying to pry him away from one owner, but I think I’m getting in too deep to see the forest through the trees.

      • gareth says:
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        @Evil Grey: thats what she said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not too much… Depends on needs…

  179. Pete says:
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    I was just offered Jose Altuve for Matt Carpenter (16-team, H2H). I have to accept that trade, right? Carp was starting for me all over the place due to injuries (mainly at 2B, my other options are Bonifacio or Murphy), but the offering team is desperate for a 3B.

    • ROLFAMLO says:
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      @Pete: duh

      • Pete says:
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        @ROLFAMLO: That was my first thought, too, but I tend to overthink these things. Stupid Berkeley degree.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Pete: Altuve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Altuve…

  180. goodfold2 says:
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    you know what kind of player has the near same amount of doubles as homers while also having a high average/obp/ops? MVP candidates have that as does goldy right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Without an injury, I’m sure he’ll be in the running…

  181. gareth says:
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    Altuve or segura?

  182. Matthew says:
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    Grey

    I’m in need of a 7th SP. I don’t use the wire much this early in the season cause in doing well in all my leagues and am content with my teams. Anyhow, I’m attempting to trade. Which player would you attempt to trade for a pitcher? Maybe I. The Latos type tier.

    Also, Alexi Ogundo is on the waiver, maybe I should go for him? I have way to many closers but don’t wanna release 1.

    Perez
    Goldschmidt
    Rutlidge
    Zimmerman
    Lowrie
    McCutchen
    J Upton
    Choo
    Machado
    Andrus
    Gardner

    Harvey
    Bungarner
    Peavy
    Estrada
    Medlen
    Fernandez
    Perkins
    Henderson
    Cisek
    Parnell
    Bailey
    Mujica

    My team is stacked I just need to upgrade SP.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus… But you don’t really need a pitcher… I’d lose Cishek for Ogando if you need an SP…

  183. FillyP says:
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    Lawrie owner is trying to move 3B for SP, and I think the buy low window is still open. Which of these guys would you move for Lawrie: Not Fausto, Tillman, Santiago, Ogando? And who would you rather keep ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them… Santiago, Ogando…

  184. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have this hopeless RP mess on one of my teams. The guys I have:

    Bobby Parnell
    Jim Henderson

    The closers / potential closers on the wire:

    Jose Veras
    David Hernandez

    The team I have:

    Adrian Gonzalez
    Brandon Phillips
    Dustin Pedroia
    Josh Rutledge
    Ben Zobrist
    Ryan Zimmerman
    Will Middlebrooks
    Matt Wieters
    Mike Napoli
    Carl Crawford
    Desmond Jennings
    Justin Upton
    Michael Bourn
    Ryan Braun
    Jean Segura
    Bobby Parnell
    Jim Henderson
    Anibal Sanchez
    C.J. Wilson
    Doug Fister
    Homer Bailey
    Ian Kennedy
    Zack Greinke

    Do I drop anybody for Veras or Hernandez or do I start seeking out trades?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what your team actually looks like posted like this, but CJ would be the first man off and Veras the first man on…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Grey – I am sorry – I have never listed a team before – wasn’t sure of the format.

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just need to know of an idea of where benches start and stop… Have no idea if you have 2 UTILs, CI, MI or anything….

  185. Dusty B says:
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    If you could trade for Pujols on the cheap, would you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  186. gareth says:
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    There has been a lot of talent added to the shortstop and catcher positions. Do you think second base is now clearly the shallowest position?

    Neil walker. Aaron hill. Jason kipnis. Kelly johnson. Ricky weeks.

    Its basically cano on his own, kinsler and pedroia as consolation prizes then everbody else, right?

    I’m trying to upgrade weeks and I’m hedging my bets on utley but is a frakking barren wasteland at second base.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler and Pedroia aren’t exactly consolation prizes…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: I meant in relation to cano. I’m actually a big fan of kinsler. Hes like longoria though in the “health is a skill” department. Never owned pedroia. Personally I think the guys overrated. He’s bostons jeter.

        Weeks hit a home run tonight so hopefully yes on the upswing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I saw that on Weeks…

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      No steals yet (ugh) but it’s hard to complain about 33 RBIs and 6HRs from Phillips.

      (please stay healthy, please stay healthy, please stay healthy)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, yup…

  187. EK says:
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    Who to lose when I activate Cueto??
    H2H pts:

    Matt Harvey, NYM SP
    Jordan Zimmermann, Wsh SP
    Gio Gonzalez, Wsh SP
    Mike Minor, Atl SP
    Jake Peavy, CWS SP
    Kris Medlen, Atl SP, RP
    Jaime Garcia, StL SP
    Justin Masterson, Cle SP
    Andrew Bailey, Bos RP
    Chris Perez, Cle RP
    Greg Holland, KC RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jaime

    • Gareth says:
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      @EK: Can’t you just put Bailey on the DL in Cueto’s place?

  188. ROLFAMLO says:
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    Masterson

  189. Alex says:
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    How would you rank Ryu, Iwakuma and Cobb in QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did…

  190. booya says:
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    Which two would you want out of Veras, Cishek and Bell?

    Who would you want as your last starter for the time being, Feldman, De la Rosa, Gomez or Vargas?

    Would you start Cobb tomorrow vs the Red Sox?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Cishek… dlR, they’re all streamers… I wouldn’t start Cobb…

  191. Brooke says:
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    Hey Grey, in my league we only roster 2 RP. I have Aroldis and Mujica an I feel that it’s a no brainier that I should drop Mujica for Kenley. Do you agree? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  192. Jay says:
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    Hey Grey-

    earlier I asked about acquiring Heyward. IT’s tough sell right now for me because his owner kinda wants Moore, and not so sure I want to deal him.

    based on the following who does my team need more Heyward or Moore:
    10 tm 5 keeper 10 tm league. 5×5 going to 6×6 next season adding total bases and QS.
    hitters: Y. Molina, Votto, Altuve, Zobrist, Machado, A Cabrera, Longo, Braun, Fowler, McClouth, V Wells with Hart and Tex on DL
    Pitchers: Verlander, Strasburg, Moore, Iwakama, Homer Bailey, Minor, Kendrick, Cashner, Romo, Papelbon, C Perez

    Owner of heyward is also interested in Machado, but I am kinda thinkng of keeping Machado and maybe dealing Longo…

    Thoughts on Moore for Heyward, and am I overvaluing Machado (Brucely, dealing means no chance at keeping him or redrafting him next year)

    Thanks my over the internet Friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward for Moore and Longo for Machado… No problem…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: cool. I have both machado and Longo. I was worried that I woldn’t have the pitching by dealing Moore.

        My opening offer is Minor and Cashner plus my 15th round pick for his 22nd round. he is mulling so might actually get out a little cheaper.

        with the lineup above would recommend moving Machado for Heyward if i can get that done?

        with only keeping 5 and my keepers being Votto, Braun, Longo, Verlander and Stras ican’t really keep moore or Heyward or Machado this year, but I would like the chance to redraft them if possible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Machado can get you better than Heyward, but it’s a fair trade…

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: damn really? problem is my league probably doesn;t think the same way.

            funny because he just countered with Heyward and Arendo for MAchado and Cashner.

            So are you saying that you value Machado over Heyward?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Perception values Machado better… They’re pretty close… I’d take Heyward and Arenado there…

              • Jason says:
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                @Grey: sorry one more
                Have the offer to move manny and cashner for heyward and arendo
                But before accepting would you keep manny over longo?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d keep Longo over Machado…

  193. henncoop says:
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    Dear Grey …HELP,
    My one team is totally stinking it up in last place with 48 pts yet it does not look all that bad to me …. IMO
    Yes, I have too many bench bats but having a hard time deciding who to drop & then the SP or RP out there seem limited. I NEED your pertness to give me a chance. It is a 12 team daily roto league.

    C Doumit
    1B Fielder
    2B Prado
    3B Alverez
    SS Segura
    CI Freeman
    MI Simmons
    OF: Braun, Holiday, Cespedes, Arcia, E Young
    Util Moreland
    Bench Betancourt, Span, I Suzuki, Rasmus (obviously I inter change for matchups with some of the regulars)
    SP Price, Wainwright, Cain, Moore, …with Cashner, Santiago, Quintana, & Leake as streamers
    RP Grilli, Mujica, Marshall, & Peralta,
    DL Bailey, Pestano, FraGu, & Bourjos

    Best bats available IMO: Chavez, Venable, C Johnson, Blanco, Dyson, Hicks, Salty, Lind, M Montero, L Scott, Ozuna, Bay, & Freese

    Best Arms: SP- Nolasco, De La Rosa, Parker, Hammel, Jackson, Estrada, Beckett, Norris & Detwiler, & Wheeler
    RP Capps, Alburquerque , Kelly, Cody, Gaudin

    Any ideas?? trades? Free agent pickups? Thanks or is this team a lost cause?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose all your bench bats except Span… Grab Johnson and Venable and play them over Alvarez and Arcia or Young when they’re playing… Leake and Quintana for Wheeler and Detwiler… You need to play match-ups with the end of your pitching staff…

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: you made that seem easy …THANKS

        • henncoop says:
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          @henncoop: M. Montero over my Doumit??

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  194. OaktownSteve says:
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    Infante hit lead off today for the Tiggers. Hope that solidifies until Jackson comes back. Be a nice temporary boost to the run total.

    Willingham has a sore wrist he’s been playing through. He gets nicked every year like this and then ends up getting his homers anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can’t hurt Omar… re: The Other White Meat — I hope so because I own him…

  195. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Razzers, how can I tell which catchers are the easiest to steal on for any given night?

  196. tha_snazzle says:
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    a) Drop Ike and/or Markakis for any of Moreland, Donaldson, Moss, Saunders, Dee Gordon, Morneau?

    b) Drop Morrow? Could pick up Wood, Tillman, Cashner…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Ike for Moreland… B) Cashner

  197. Aero says:
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    Cashner v Was(Haren)
    Locke v Hou(Norris)
    Jerome WIliams v CHA(Quintana)
    McAllister v Sea(Saunders)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner at home is a must start in every league… Locke’s not bad there either…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I love that guy’s videos… Someone needs to contact him about making Razzball videos… By the by, Dunn’s hair at the press conference is AWESOME!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: agreed.. hes not big time or anything, im sure it could be done. Have Nick persuade him with his canadian man charm!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With his docent tones…

  198. Hondo says:
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    Cards fan wants my Miller and M.Carp.However,he also wants Beltre(snort).That would leave the shelves bare at 3B other than WW guys.
    He’s offering Verlander and throwing in Locain(who I could easily get something similiar from the WW) to try to make a tempting 3 for 2.

    Does a counter of Miller for Verlander sound fair(slightly worried about Millers innings)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Verlander for Miller… I’d take Beltre for Miller, as well… But if you have no 3B backup I could see not doing it…

  199. c0wfunk says:
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    1.. Willingham worth a carefully tended #2 waiver claim (12 team h2h cats with 23 man rosters)?

    Id probably drop gyorko or mclouth, both have cooled off again.

    2.. What do you make of Frazier? After that first week or so he’s been pretty rough. How much longer you hanging onto him if he keeps on like this? His couple of good games have been so random its tough to keep him in the lineup.

    Thanks!

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @ or c0wfunk: 1a.. Or perhaps I should grab belt over willing ham, gyorko, or mclouth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eh… Neither of those guys have really cooled off… 2. He’ll be better, just slumping… Bench him if you can…

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: werd, I got a short attention span and its been a rough week for gyorko (til today on the bench of course w 3 hits) and mc has had 2 weeks under .200 .. Reckon I oughta expand my slump timespan perception to a month.

        I can bench fraz, I’ll keep the faith.

        Sometimes do you think you are really a fantasy therapist?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now let’s talk about those dreams of yours…

          • c0wfunk says:
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            @Grey: yeah you wouldn’t believe this one where giancarlo’s head was on the body of…. Um never mind ;)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  200. Bill says:
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    Crawford/Kemp or Bumgarner/Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side

  201. Mike says:
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    Hi,

    A question for the 2B/SS position on my team.

    Danny Espinosa or Josh Rutledge for RoS?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  202. ROBHALLA says:
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    What do you think the REDS do with Cingrani?

    What level OF could I get you think for R. Howard? something fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably sent down… Maybe a Heyward, maybe a Pence, maybe a De Aza… Hard to say what the guy with Howard thinks of him….

  203. Steve says:
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    Gah. Trying to get Saves in the bank in the h2h so went all closers today – the only one I didn’t have room for? Bell. Didn’t roster him or Hernandez yesterday either so two saves and tw holds down the drain.

    Sonavabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah!

  204. SteveNZ says:
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    Rutledge not in the lineup…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Actually he is. Must be going blind. Can’t think why…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HAHA

  205. Rocky says:
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    His Greyness (or anyone else who cares to chime in)-

    I have been offered two trades in my 10 team NL-only, both with Jansen in them, to cure my 3B issues (f*cking HanRam) and can’t settle on who I want and want to give up.

    R Zimm and Jansen for Hamels
    OR
    Headley and Jansen for Samardzija

    I think I would prefer Headley over Zimm (contract year for Chase) but could definitely be swayed. The pitchers are vexing me though. Both are W-challenged, but I am becoming concerned with Hamels (aside from the obvious win/loss issues, his K rate is down and walk rate is up) and might prefer to keep Samardzija’s K’s instead.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels trade

  206. JashFath

    Asdrubal Bastardo says:
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    An East Bound and a Wire reference in the same post? Love it.

    Anyways, I was offered Tim Hudson and Desmond Jennings for my Beltre. My only other 3B is Frazier who is currently in my UTIL. It seems like a fair deal, but I am still afraid to pull the trigger. What does your Greydar say about this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Not a good trade…

  207. c0wfunk says:
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    Bmore brass talking big but if Freddie Garcia is gonna give up 4 in 3.2 innings v the padres, gausman can’t be THAT far away if they wanna hang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @c0wfunk: i think they do wanna hang, but in the noose way, as next up after steve (only the 6,274th one in america) johnson, is …….jair freakin’ jurrjens.

  208. Steady says:
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    a)With Mclouth back to earth should i drop him for aoki?
    B)Willingham has been nothing short of dissapointing so far… should I try and sell him for 75 cents on the dollar?
    c)
    D)The opposite goes for Gomez.. who is playing somewhere in a galaxy far far away… sell high and if so what could i try and get in return… could use some RBI help in the OF i like adam jones, cargo, and mccutchen (who doesnt?) who else could i package to try and target them…

    c Napoli
    1b Votto
    2b Kinsler
    ss Segura (THANK YOU)
    3b Zimmerman
    MI Rutledge
    CI Agon
    OF Upton
    OF Bruce
    OF Willingham
    OF Gardner
    OF Gomez
    Util Donaldson
    Bench Heyward, Mclouth,
    DL A Jackson

    p cain, wainwright, scherzer, minor, moore, miller, ryu, kimbrel, reed, cingrani

    someone dropped cuddyer when he went to the DL as well… worth a pick up?

    8 team league so its pretty shallow so missing peices in trades can often be filled h2h 5×5 keeper

    thanks grey really appreciate it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yes B) Depends what you can get D) Gomez and McLouth? GOmez and Willingham? Gomez and Ryu, a closer or Miller?

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh my goodness, Phil Hughes.

    • Jacks says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah I was kicking myself for picking up Ervin when I dropped Halladay, but happy I didn’t pick up Hughes instead cuz I almost did!

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      seriously, ouch

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I had him in my H2H league as well. There are no words for how ridiculous that was. Welp, I shall win literally nothing on the pitching side this week, clearly.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: That’s an ERA of 94.50 if you’re keeping score at home.

      Thought he was safe to start there, even in a 10 teamer. Will take weeks to wash that shizz away.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I dropped him for Brendan Harris just to show him my disdain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is so unpredictable…

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      .2 bump in ERA for his poor owner in my RCL league

      godspeed overbearing overbays

  210. goodfold2 says:
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    worst start to game this year seems to be won at this point by hughes 1st inning in progress right now. you told everybody to bench or drop this twit. Meanwhile i have 2 teams batting .556 and .552 today for so far. yeah goldy/machado/gyorko/ruiz/choo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally unpredictable…

  211. Hondo says:
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    His Headley or my Beltre ROS?Beltre is looking kind of old,but I still like him when it heats up in Texas.
    I’d throw in some other crap players,but Beltre-Headley is the key.I know I’ll have to try to get a better additional piece to have it make sense.

    The best thing I can see without wasting your time looking at the rosters would be to throw in Bruce for Carlos Gonzalez,which probably won’t fly,but he has Crawford too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Beltre, not really close….

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    And now sonavabenched by Jennings. Forgot my rule of starting guys that I’m trading away for the last few days hat I have them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like that rule… It’s like drafting in Days of Thunder but the momentum of the player about to get better on the other team…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Was just going over that trade and the guy I’m sending Jennings and Choo to is actually doing pretty well out of it, in terms of stats for the rest of the season.

        I do like getting Votto without having to give up any of Braun, J Up or Goldy though. Trusting in SAGNOF for steals though if Gordon doesn’t stick…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, love the front four you have…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Choo bidding me farewell in style. Hope the farewell tour carries on in this vein…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I farewelled him last week and he’s thumbing his nose up at me…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: That trade’s not going to bite me in the ass is it?

                Votto should hit for as much power (if not slightly more) than Choo with better avg and OBP, right?

                RIGHT?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha…Yeah, he should…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey: Hehe. Debate between me and the guy getting Choo. He’s predicting 30 dingers for Choo, 14 for Votto…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hope he’s bonkers…

  213. Adam says:
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    In a vacuum, which side…Moore and Ryu, or Marte and O’Flaherty? Keeper league, holds, I’m a bit heavy on OF already but I love me some Starling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  214. 6 Pence says:
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    I’ve got Pence and am in need of a firstbaseman. Who might be a possible target without underselling? Trumbo? Freeman? Or???

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either guy would work…

  215. herschel says:
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    Is Mattingly the next Yogi?

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly would not name Kenley Jansen his closer when asked after Tuesday’s game. Mattingly said on Monday that Brandon League was still his closer, but it was Jansen, not League, that closed out the 2-0 win over the Nationals Tuesday by striking out the last batter. League never even warmed up. “In that game, I had to go with the guy who’s throwing the ball best; as much as anything he’s been throwing the ball better than anybody,” Mattingly said of Jansen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  216. 'Topes says:
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    Thanks for the all the epic info!

    Would you drop any of these guys for Jansen in a super shallow 8 team league:

    Soriano
    Perkins
    Betancourt

    Bailey
    Kendrick
    Corbin
    Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  217. slew says:
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    Not sure if this has already been mentioned… Wheeler checks out fine, will be returning to
    Vegas within a few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet!

  218. MasterofGrond says:
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    Vogelsong in the process of going full Hughes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Something wrong with him too…

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        Yeah, he hasn’t looked right this year from what I’ve seen.

        This is why I try to go see the Giants when MadBum is pitching.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good plan!

  219. royce! says:
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    I know I am really late on this, but since I don’t own Harper anywhere, I didn’t really care about seeing his recent collision…WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME THAT IT WAS FREAKING HILARIOUS? Sorry to all those who own him, as well as his friends and family, but I expect to see that clip for as long as they continue to play blooper reels at the ballpark. And now he’s trying to play it off like “ooh I’m so baseball, I’ll never stop playing hard…” How about just keeping track of where you are on the field?!

    I’m glad for what he’s contributing to baseball.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: I agree. Saw it for the first time last night. That was nothing to do with playing hard.

      It reminded me of the old gag where a guy is smiling at a camera on the other side of the street and walks into a lampost.

      Or steps around the lampost and promptly falls down a manhole…

      • royce! says:
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        @SteveNZ: Our house has a room leading to the backyard that’s almost all sliding glass doors…Let’s just say that I’ve “played hard” a few times…worst part is that since it’s glass, you leave a smudge mark of like half of your face (or is that the best part? not sure). Once, I ran into one of the doors while looking directly at my wife, who was looking back at me– she thought I was just joking until I slammed into the door. My kid has avoided them so far…damn showoff…I WILL CONTINUE TO RUN INTO THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR UNTIL IT KILLS ME!!! I WILL NEVER STOP!!!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: Know what you mean. Once you start bumping into a specific door, it can be pretty hard to stop…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @SteveNZ: exactly like in the the whole nine yards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did link to it the night it happened…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, the real reason I hadn’t seen it was because my mom and step-dad were in town so I was busy schlepping them from one touristy thing to the next…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was just kidding, no worries…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: I know, but I assure you that I would have rather been watching that clip, over and over again…

  220. David says:
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    Who would you rather own considering Adam Eaton will be back soon,

    Parra or Schierholtz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

      • David says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    Stop, damn it! I need saves from Toronto and Seattle!

  222. Big league Choo says:
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    12 team roto keep 8 league no limit……….just sent out an offer of my Adam Jones, Samardzija and Hosmer for Pujols and Bruce…..i’m lacking power….is it too much?

    My other keepers for next year would be Butler, Sandoval, Stanton, Segura, Moore, Latos, Greinke

    • Big league Choo says:
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      added tazawa on his side, I know bailey will be back in a week or so, but i could use a couple of saves, bailey hasnt been able to stay healthy during his career

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  223. Tim says:
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    Heyward or Chris Davis ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward, but it’s fair…

  224. Tim says:
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    Arenado or Todd Frazier ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  225. Tim says:
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    Fowler or Victorino ROS??
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  226. Adam says:
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    Is Ryan Zimmerman a huge upgrade over Frazier ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Decent sized one…

  227. OaktownSteve says:
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    Price lifted in 3rd. Apparent left arm problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOOOO

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’m not a doctor (I don’t even play one on TV), but I don’t think that’s a good thing for a left-handed pitcher to have.

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    Uh oh. Why did Price just leave the game?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Because Grey traded for him.

  229. MasterofGrond says:
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    SOMEONE GET THE CRISIS NEGOTIATOR TO GREY’S, STAT

  230. Allof says:
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    Who would you rather have: Gallardo or holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo

  231. goodfold2 says:
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    is it archer or odorizzi time? mourning period before answering is understandable. i’ve heard lately odorizzi comes up first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Archer….

    • @goodfold2:
      Just asked the same question to Scott – prospect guy in a different thread. My gut reaction is Archer…but, Odorizzi pitching better a little better right now. Hoping its, Archer, cause I just spec grabbed him in my deep mixed redraft league… See stats below.

      Current #s — Minors:
      Archer (AAA) — 34 ip, 4-2, 3.97 era, 1.50 whip, 39 k’s
      Odorizzi (AAA) — 39 ip, 4-0, 2.97 era, 1.05 whip, 41 k’s

      • Herschel says:
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        @EL BURRO: I believe odorizzi is on the same schedule as price (at least I read that elsewhere).

        • @Herschel:

          Thanks; I’m not sure which way to lean. Aside from Grey saying Archer, I think Archer is the call cause he has already had exposure to big league pitching last year. Have nothing really else to go by… Stats are close, but I concur on Odorizzi pitching better lately.

          “ROTOWORLD” via Mark Topkin on Twitter.
          David Price left Wednesday’s start against the Red Sox in the third inning with left triceps tightness…
          Not good. The Rays will provide an update on Price’s status after the game, and he’ll likely need a trip to the disabled list. The left-hander was charged with four runs on five hits and a walk over 2 1/3 frames before exiting. Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi would be options to replace him in the rotation if Price does indeed need a DL stint.

  232. SteveNZ says:
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    Stop it, Jennings…

  233. Jon says:
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    What’s a trade that you’d make in a deep keeper? I have a lot of OFers and I’d like another SP.

    Give: BJ, Jennings, Victorino, Marte, Reddick, Gardner or Arcia

    Get: Bundy, Kendrick, Lynn, Morrow, Ryu, Anibal or Scherzer

    Anything seem like a good offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do a trade with this many moving parts…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: No no no, that’s not the trade. I was hoping you’d recommend one OF I could offer for one of those SP that would work out well for me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh! You mean choose an OF and a “Get?” Victorino for Lynn? Marte and Gardner for Scherzer or Anibal?

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: yeah! Haha. Sorry that wasn’t clear. Somebody just updated their “on the block” with all those pitchers and I have OF to deal…

  234. Eng says:
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    Jamey Wright is not, and never has been, worthy of big league status. What a turd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he could’ve softened the Price blow…

  235. Jimmy says:
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    Grey, who would you rather have going forward… Matt Moore or Cole Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  236. chunk says:
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    Drop Lucroy for Ruiz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  237. Trymore says:
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    Harvey/Guthrie for Napoli/Holliday…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  238. Hondo says:
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    So the day after I trade Harvey for Price he goes down. FBB is cruel and uncaring.

    Are there any support groups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m leading one tomorrow… I just traded Machado for him…

  239. sul says:
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    So I need to do some house cleaning in my 10 team keeper league. My hitting is excellent and my pitching sucks.
    Which of these pitchers would you recommend adding come sunday waiver day?
    Morrow, B. Anderson, Ubaldo, Estrada, Wandy, or Tillman.

    • sul says:
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      @sul: also brandon mccarthy is available, maybe hope for some improvement

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada, McCarthy

  240. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    here we go, for team Greyco, would we drop Dunn for Berkman?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: walker or boneface for espinosa?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bonifacio

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Grey: just to confirm, I should throw the towel in on Espinosa and go for Boneface?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No, I misunderstood… Hold Espinosa…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: thanks, I’m spazzing right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: sorry I meant drop Berkman for Dunn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, grab Dunn….

  241. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    speaking of Unicorn Vomit, I tried a vapo flavor called unicorn blood last night and it was delicous…..I wouldn’t expect anything less.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds great… You smoke an e-cig?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: it’s a vaporizer, similar to but without that nasty sting or chemical taste. I’ve been trying to ween down the nicotine levels until I get to zero. It’s very delicous.

        I tried some of the e-cigs but that was a waste of money, the disposable are too unpredictable and the re-usable are a pain, unless you order it online.So I went vapo, I few of my friends have been doing it for a while and have got to zero nicotine. Now I just need to figure out how to stop dipping at work….maybe if I didn’t passionately hate all my co-workers then I wouldn’t need to. I should just vape in my office and tell them its my air freshener.

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Good luck on quitting, and you gotta do whatever it takes. I just quit about 3 months ago now after 19 years of smoking. The last month I’ve really noticed that I have a much improved sense of smell and taste, which you don’t realize you’ve lost till you get it back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I quit smoking using one of those things… I haven’t come close to weaning off the nicotine though… I’m at a 12… I love the fruity flavors… Vaping green pear tea right now, it’s awesome… Rawr vapor…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: its like I look in the mirror once a weak and i see you, food, hip hop, same London neighborhood, vapo, whats next….do you ever dance naked to the bee gees when no one else is around?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope…Was that a test?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: yes, that was a test….. I will admit I’m a sucker for early 60′s girl groups

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should try Mountain Baker Vapor… Good shizz… Love that you vape…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: what vape store do you go to? what unit do you have?….ugh that sounds weird, what vaporizer do you use?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              E-go C Twist… At a 4.8… The Vaport Spot on Westwood Blvd…It’s like 5 minutes from me… Little too convenient…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: that place looks amazing, like toys r us for vaping

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s so good, you gotta go!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: we can go vape and talk baseball….oh wait, that will drive Kid A nuts….bTW, where the hell has he been? I wonder if he got Malaria?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He said he was checking out for a few, traveling somewhere…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I wait in anticipation for his return *crossing fingers*

  242. Hondo says:
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    If I’d only have never found FBB and put that effort back into day trading I’d probably be rich.Hmm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  243. quimmy says:
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    In memorandum of David Price:

    And who are you, the proud lord said,
    that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    That’s all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
    A lion still has claws,
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord,
    As long and sharp as yours.
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    That lord of Castamere,
    But now the rains weep o’er his hall,
    With no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o’er his hall,
    With not a soul to hear.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for your sympathies…

  244. Dan says:
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    What should I do with Price? I have Mad Bum, J-Z, Greinke, Miller, Maholm, Kennedy, and Lincecum. Should I trade him for whatever I can get? What is the least you would take for Price?

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: My DL spot is full, so if he goes on the DL I’m not going to have room for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s gonna trade for him right now? I guess you can try to get a small piece, but you’re better off DL’ing him and hoping for better…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta bench him or try to get something worthwhile… I wouldn’t trade him for a waiver wire pick up… Maybe a Donkeycorn?

  245. Wilsonian says:
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    So I was just offered this following deal:

    I get – Latos and Axford
    I give – Wilhelmsen and Tillman

    My rotation would then look like this:

    SP – Moore
    SP – Latos
    SP – Dempster
    RP – Mujica
    RP – Bailey
    P – Axford
    P – Madson
    BN – Kazmir
    BN – Cingrani
    BN – DLR

    Do I take it? I just dropped Veras for Madson thinking he was coming back soon. Now it looks like he won’t be back for another few weeks and I’ll really be left with 2 closers.

    W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sounds solid…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: it’s a 16 team league and there aren’t any closers left, do I hang on to Axford or Madson, or do I attempt to get Veras back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try to get Veras back… Don’t think Axford matters… He’s droppable… You still win the trade… Can try to get Madson…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: thanks man, I appreciate it. Kind of helps after dealing Price yesterday (and then him getting hurt tonight). I’ll try to get Veras back. If I don’t, may cut Axford for a hot schmotato.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, no problem…

  246. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I’ve been using G. Jones and I. Davis at 1B (ouch).

    Should I try to trade for Teix or C. Hart before they come off the DL for a mid-level SP (H. Bailey, Maholm, Morrow)? Are any of those combos a good trade for me?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Maholm for Hart…

  247. SteveNZ says:
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    Pretty happy with that Leake stream.

    *sniggers*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I should’ve jumped on that too…

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: @SteveNZ:I think (maybe) Leake is a bit under-rated & has a string of tasty looking starts with @ NYM then CHC then @ PIT then COL ….worth at least one more start or toss him back? Wheeler out there in all 3 leagues I have Leake in.
        Grey??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, I’d start him vs. the Mets if he gets that start when Cueto returns…

    • henncoop says:
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      @SteveNZ: I am also hpp with streaming him in all 3 leagues but do we hang on for ONE more start @ NYM? (then CHC; @ PIT; COL; ) or toss him back? Grey?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @henncoop: I dropped him for Lind as soon as Lind hit that home run…

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah I’m in on that too. The Marlins are gods gift to streamers that’s for sure!

  248. smegma says:
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    Machado for Votto? He wanted Goldy/Machado for Votto and one other player on his team, but I’m not willing to part with both those guys. This would leave me with only ARam only at 3B. Don’t really need Votto, but good return for Machado. 12 team H2H points league.
    Current team (only bats)
    C: JP
    1: Goldy
    2: Pedroia
    ss: Rutledge
    3: Manny
    IF: Rizzo
    OF: McCutchen/J.Upton/C.Davis
    UT: Fowler
    Bench: ARam/Crisp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side for just Machado…

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Is it just fair or would you go so far as to say I’m getting a good deal? ARam kinda scares me but potentially having 3 top 10 1st basemen on league favoring power sounds enticing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s just fair…

  249. SteveNZ says:
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    Gordon leading off. Run little man, run!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  250. Adam says:
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    Middlebrooks or Arenado ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  251. Joseph Doe says:
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    Hart or the new improved bb viciedo? ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo

  252. Big league Choo says:
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    keeper league who wins pujols/gordon/valverde or Jones/hosmer/Shark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones…

  253. raf says:
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    latest news is Madson will be rehabbing a few more weeks. should i see if i can get dyson for him from frieri owner in al-only league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure….

  254. Morgan says:
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    I was just offered Pujols for my Ike Davis and Matt Harvey. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols…

  255. RedRox says:
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    I kinda like Marcum after watching his start tonight. Does he have value as a back of the rotation guy? Or should I cross my fingers on a flier like Liriano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marcum over Liriano… I don’t like either…

  256. Chris says:
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    A Gordon/Hudson for rosario/medlen?

    Montero lucroy on waivers

    Cashner medlen ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Gordon… Medlen…

  257. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, i also could drop both venable and avila (backup to ruiz, avila’s no better or worse than numerous waiver catchers can always get him back) to grab both archer and odorizzi. This will leave me one more weekly pickup hopefully used on mcallister late tonight. Does all of this sound good?you and scott think it’s going to be a different guy coming up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me…

  258. OaktownSteve says:
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    I want one of those shirts that says Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles. LaRoche is ’bout to go on a two week tear.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      also, how steady has Mujica been? Nails.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        and finally, anybody tuned in to the Dodgers Nats game? Any intel on why Wilson Ramos came out?

        • Dave says:
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          Extra innings has the Dodger feed, and Scully didnt really get into it, but he hurt himself on the first step out of the box after hitting a single. He gingerly made it to first. Looks like a sprained knee/ankle to me. It didn’t look too serious, but since he’s a catcher it might be a short DL stint. Interesting side note they showed Harper immediately run back to the dugout to get his uniform on. I’m guessing because he must be the emergency catcher.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Dave:

            Thanks Dave! Dave’s not here, man. Bummer for Ramos. Just got back and has been swinging pretty well when he’s played. Bummer for me searching FAAB wire for 2nd catcher.

            • Dave says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              No problem. Certainly no health expert but I’d guess he’s out 15-20 games. Probably at least out for 5.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thanks for the heads up!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: can you wait on that laroche thing until monday.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @goodfold2:

        You can’t hold back a LaRoche infestation. He’s going to be like a 5 inch flying hissing chinese LaRoche.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be great!

  259. Alex says:
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    In an obp slg league, is Joey Bats greater than, less than or equal to David Wright?

    Okay to trade Perkins or De Aza for Arenado? non keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Equal… Trade’s fair…

  260. MB says:
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    Okay to trade Romo or C Janssen for Cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s okay…

  261. SteveNZ says:
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    Gordon starting to grate on me here…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Cliche in 5…4…3…2…1: Can’t steal 1st.

  262. oaktown a's says:
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    would you trade my matt harvey for his jean segura in a nl only h2h pts league? my current ss is a timeshare of dee gordon and didi gregarious and my staff consists of harvey, bumgarner, jzimm, smiller, lynn, liriano, corbin, cingrani, kendrick, wheeler and beachy on the dl. love havin the quiver of pitchers to throw in this points league so would the difference of one of my ss’s to segura be worth the price of harvey? thanks thanks

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @oaktown a’s: thats a tough call, any way to get an offensive sweetner thrown in? do you have to give one of you ss’s away?

      • oaktown a's says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:
        yea it is a tough call. its been discussed between us straight up. i dont carry much offense on my bench. rt now just yelich and aaron hill. so havent looked at what id want as sweetner and dont think he’s interested in giving any. he hasnt asked for gordon or gregarioous back and has rutledge he’d roll with as ss. have good trade discussion w trading partner. thanks jack full of hate

        • oaktown a's says:
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          @oaktown a’s:
          oops sorry dee gordon is also on my bench this week

          • oaktown a's says:
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            @oaktown a’s:

            only sweetener he’d prolly give is a dl’d corey hart and i’d have to drop gordon or gregarious most likely in that scenario. im almost thinkin jus roll my luck w the platoon of gordon and gregarious

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @oaktown a’s: do you find it funny that Harvey gets all the run, yet Shelby has been as good

          The only thing that scares me about Segura, is this is a 7 week sample size and is such a huge jump from last year, how will pitchers pitch to him as the year goes on?

          On the other hand, Harvey is a guy I could see getting shut down post ASB with any pain, ding or “precautionary measure” for the year

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: it’s called new york vs st. louis, trust me i live here. media center vs home place of toasted ravioli and cracker pizza, and budweiser.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

      • oaktown a's says:
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        @Grey:
        yea i think its fair too. but would you do it grey?? makes me pull my mustache out thinkin of givin up pitchin when one of my dee didi’s could suffice… lol. thanks for the quick response as always great muuustached one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do it…

  263. goodfold2 says:
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    one benefit of the silly yahoo rules is that if you get to the people first, before they’re called up officially, they don’t go through waivers. just first come first serve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pretty unfair though…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: technically due to