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It’s doubtful that Chicago will start singing, ‘Baby, what a big surprise,’ when Garza’s traded.  I don’t imagine there will be that many that are left holding their Putz when the Diamondbacks trade for a closer.  Every fifteenth rumor you hear between now and July 31st has at least a two percent chance of happening.  So, that rumor about how your old lady is sleeping with your mechanic?  Still unlikely no matter how many times you tell her, “Quiet, the game is on.”  This Buy is about a rumored trade of yours for Yoenis Cespedes that you can make happen.  Cespedes was touched on briefly by JayWrong yesterday, which caused Boras to call Razzball HQ and ask that Yoenis stop being touched on now and fo’ever more.  I’m here to say I concur — JayWrong shouldn’t touch on people, and I also concur Cespedes is a solid buy low with enough reasons to count on all 100 of Cespedes’s feet.  With regards to his BABIP, he’s been getting unlucky.  He’s been hacking a bit less, but saying a hitter hacking less is a bad thing is a stretch for even Rubber Boy Daniel Browning Smith.  Yoenis has been swinging at less pitches outside of the strike zone, but more aggressive at pitches inside the strike zone.  Cespedes is the kind of hitter who could have a huge 2nd half and suddenly be in the MVP conversation as Who.  As in, Trout, Miggy and who?  The only drawback is Cespedes won that stupid long ball hitting contest, so he might not be as low on the radar as he should be.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy and sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Erasmo Ramirez – I’m glad I started him in his first game this year, because I always wanted a 2nd anus.  “Hey, Grey, why are you sticking your hand out the window?” “Because that’s where my 2nd anus is.” Do you see how much that would come in, um, handy?  So, his first start wasn’t great, but Erasmo is a mixed league capable talent that you should give another start.

Edwin Jackson – His song is “FIP don’t kill my vibe.”  He’s been perhaps the unluckiest pitcher so far this year.  I say ‘perhaps’ because it makes me sound smart and I don’t have to actually research the specifics.

Ivan Nova – Science tells us that this Nova shines bright for short periods of time and baseball is the sweet nerd science.  Nerd changes it from the sweet science, which is boxing.  Boxers don’t mind sharing with that addition.

Bud Norris – The Stream-o-Nator is back for the 2nd half and ready to do some work.  SON, “Speaking of work, I still haven’t been paid for May.”  Moving on!

Felix Doubront – He gets the Yankees today and the Yankees can’t hit lefties.  (Or righties really either; or guys name Drew P. Bewbies.)

Scott Kazmir – He’s penciled into his first two starts vs. the Twins and the Mariners.  That gives me a Kazgasm.

Corey Kluber – This excites me:  Kluber is owned in 17% of ESPN leagues, but owned in 59% of our hosted leagues.  It should be 100% for Saturday’s start but I ain’t hatin’, I’m pontificatin’, which was also a line in the late eighties by the Pope when the Catholic Church tried to bring in more 18 to 25 males.

Carlos Martinez – I’m listing him more because you people are thirsty for rookie upside sex appeal.  Brothers on C-Mart’s jock for the way he stands on a piece of rubber.  So what cha sayin’?  I get it; he’s going to be filthy, but at this point he might not see more than three starts all year.  He could have solid middle reliever type value.  Mentioning him does allow me to throw Chris Carpenter‘s name out without focusing on him.  Done and done!

Brad Ziegler – Him and David Hernandez give you a chance for saves prior to the Diamondbacks trading for a closer.  Ziegler also gives you a chance to own a guy that sounds like he’d be a background dancer in the Springtime for Hitler number, and Hernandez is what a Nazi changed his name to when he moved to Argentina.

Andrew Bailey – Wouldn’t be totally surprised to see the Sawx go back to Bailey at some point only to see him get hurt again and go back to Uehara.  Worth a speculative add in deep leagues for those that are jonesing, which isn’t a portmanteau of Grace Jones singing.

Josh Phegley – Has solid power and has been seeing everyday catching at-bats for the “who cares if you strikeout just hit a home run” White Sox.  Also, he has no relation to Josh Ptooey.

Evan Gattis – He’ll be back on the field in a utility/backupcatcherman role.  Gattis has a bit more recognizable name because he was living off of the cheese found on the inside of discarded pizza boxes for a year, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Phegley show more fantasy value.

Justin Smoak – Smoak’s best attribute for fantasy owners and Seattle is he makes you feel much better about owning a guy like Kendrys.  Smoak has hit .333 in the last week with 2 homers in the last ten days.  For three years, he’s excelled in away games, so that’s where I’d prefer to use him until Smoak shows fire.

Brett Wallace – I’m going to point you to my Brett Wallace fantasy.  I wrote it while holding my nose.

Matt Adams – I love Adams like Adams likes cake, but don’t really have huge expectations for him if he’s a utility man.  By the by, we just traded him in one league for Trevor Rosenthal.  I love when people include a line or two with the trade to convince you like, “You need innings and have offense to spare. Win/win.”  Does this really help?  If anything, I’m more inclined to decline a trade if they’re selling it too hard.  When I send a trade, I write, “Any interest?”  Or if I’m offering a trade to Rudy, I’ll write something like, “Accept this,” knowing he won’t.  Do you need to explain to people why they should accept a trade?  I know I need innings and have offense to spare, don’t I?  Are the standings only available to the other person?  Why do people do this?   My absolute biggest pet peeve is when someone writes, “You’re not going to win if you don’t trade for some hitting/pitching/whatever.”  I won’t accept that trade.

Luke Scott – Our fantasy football writer, Sky’s last creeper, but I’m owning Scott until he’s no longer swinging a hot bat.  Luke, you aren’t my waiver wire fodder.  Yet.

Gordon Beckham – He’s at 49.8% owned in ESPN leagues, which means he just made the cut-off.  I’m fully expecting 49.8% of ESPN owners to wonder why they own Beckham by this time next week.

Kelly Johnson – He lost his everyday job (did he ever have one?), but he has started hitting again.  I could see platooning him into your lineup for today and tomorrow when he faces righties.

Pedro Ciriaco – After he was designated for assignment yet again this year, he landed in KC.  If you had a major league team, you too could own Ciriaco for the low, low, low price of a roster spot!  With Fist Pump Giavotella being optioned to Triple-A, Ciriaco could see reps in Kansas City’s middle infield, which is nicknamed, Peasantville.

Brad MillerNick Franklin‘s ownership plummeted almost 30% in the last week because he was nursing a small injury.  You people never would’ve been able to own Glass Chipper!  Miller, mean’s while, hasn’t even shot up in ownership and he too is at the top of a major league lineup with some speed and power.

Brett Lawrie – Has gone from a guy that’s owned in 100% of leagues to less than 50%.  Amazing what a year and a half of being on and off the disabled list will do– Excuse me, the health-challenged list.  While he’s healthy, no reason why he shouldn’t be owned everywhere.

Jonny Gomes – This is a strictly Hitter-Tron call for today, which is a lot less awkward than the Hitter-Tron’s call to the appliance department in Sears that he made from a pay phone in the mall without wearing pants.  Hopefully, Hitter-Tron’s community service is painless.

David Murphy – This is a roller skating jam named Saturday’s Hitter-Tron call.

Nate Schierholtz – My Magic 8-Ball says start Schierholtz in Saturday and Sunday’s game at Coors.  Outlook:  cloudy with a chance for long balls.

Eric Young – SAGNOF!

Carlos Quentin – I’d happily be sans Quentin because of what he did to Greinke, but then I’d be locking myself in a prison of my own hang-ups.  Hey, Grey’s Shrink, I’m making progress!

Jose Tabata – Hitting over .300 with two steals in the last week.  2009 called and they want their sleeper back!  But maybe they’ll take Nolan Reimold instead.

Dayan Viciedo – One of the game’s streakier hitters is currently hot.  So, let’s go streaking!

Darin Ruf – He’s got pop in his bat and I don’t mean he can uncork his bat and drink Dr. Pepper from the handle.

SELL

Shin-Soo Choo – He locks horns with a series of righties and things are all right to Choo’s neighborhood, which isn’t probably in Texas.  Reds see a large batch of lefties and things are less promising.  He really shouldn’t even be playing against lefties since he carries a .175 average and zero homers in 114 ABs against those that use the weird scissors.  He’s hitting near .400 in July, so now that his value is back up, it wouldn’t be a bad time to start thinking about whether you really want to Choo-Choo-choose Choo.

Jordan Zimmermann – The Buysellatops has helped open my eyes about lots of different views.  Like selling Chris Davis, Josh Donaldson and global warming.  So far, none of those things have done me much good, but I’m coating my feathered hair with my aerosol hairspray while I paddle around in my raft made of plastic six-pack carrier rings in a dolphin fertility bay.  Zimmermann is no different than Davis or Donaldson.  I don’t necessarily dislike him, but the numbers don’t fully add up.  Zimmerman2 has a 6.46 K-rate and a 1.22 BB/9.  That walk rate is cream of the crop, rise to the top, never eat a Puig because a Puig is a Dodger outfielder.  His K-rate and walk rate are comparable to Hiroki Kuroda and Doug Fister.  If you were to trade Zimmermann for a top hitter, you could probably get Fister as a throw-in or off waivers in some leagues.  They’re not quite the same, but they’re not as different as you think.  I’m not saying trade Zimmermann for blue raspberry Fla-Vor-Ice, but I’d explore offers.

From Around The Web

  1. jose says:
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    grey do you recomend me to trade evan longoria for clayton kershaw…. does longoria is going to have a great second half or DL?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @jose: do you need pitching or a 3rd baseman?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jose: In a vacuum I’ll take Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: He’s going to have a great 2nd half then DL then great 2nd half…A be-DL’d sandwich…

  2. Alky Sobrera says:
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    “You’re never going to have a truly great moustache unless you accept my trades.”
    That’s gotta work right?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      Oh, also, like a jzimm-zobrist for tulo sound pretty right? Or just jzimm for tulo straight up?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Alky Sobrera: Sounds pretty close, you could always try JZimm 1-for-1 first

        • Alky Sobrera says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Thanks jb

  3. Heizenberg says:
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    Trade Choo. Get Cespedes… thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Heizenberg: I don’t mind it at all

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Heizenberg: Interesting. I bet I could get Cespedes for my Choo…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Moose Out Front: Yea a lot of people seem to be thinking this trade

        • Wudaben says:
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          @JB Gilpin: No I… I have them both! I actually considered trading Choo but couldn’t really get much out of him and unless I’m getting a proven top 5-10 player I’m just not going to do it.

          Even if Choo is gimp vs Lefties he still has a .312 OBP vs them, not great but good enough to justify leaving him in the lineup most of the time. The Cincy ballpark & offense should account for some uptick vs previous seasons and he has a pretty good history of producing. According to my league’s stats:

          2013 Choo 366, 9th overall, 5th outfielder
          2012 Choo 548, 28th overall, 15th outfielder
          2011 Choo Injured
          2010 Choo 575, 22nd overall, 9th outfielder
          2009 Choo 595, 26th overall, 11th outfielder

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wudaben: Wow Choo is 9th overall in points? – Yeah maybe ask Tehol, not in any points leagues in recent memory for me

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I call bulls**t on Beckham….I just bought him his own candle, so please, knock this negative crap off, I need this

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Me and you both brotha.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @JB Gilpin: you keep it up

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @JB Gilpin: sorry, it’s the not having baseball thing…other distractions suck

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: No baseball makes you really full of hate!

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: among many other things….Yes

                  So do beer dorks, word snobs/grammar hammers, and chicks that want to “fix” you.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @JB Gilpin: if you were in front of me right now I would pull that jersey over your head and beat you hockey style!

                    • JB Gilpin

                      JB Gilpin says:
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                      @Wake Up: Great minds!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Wake Up: *looks at you with shame*

                    • Prezz says:
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                      @Wake Up: HAAA!!! Good to see you guys picking up where you left off…

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: You’d have to be pretty mother effin tall!

                    • Wake Up says:
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                      @JB Gilpin: that’s hilarous! I hadn’t refreshed the screen yet…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @JB Gilpin: oh thats right you’re like 7 feet tall and i’m only 6’2….I’ve fought with bigger

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: I keed, of course…I’m with you on Beckham…hopefully he can keep it up for awhile…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Wake Up: I pray he is the shining star in White Sox land when it’s all said and done. Maybe everyone gets traded and he bats 3rd and becomes Markakis-esque in the numbers at 2nd base

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: but it’s lavender sage…..LAVENDER SAGE!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’ll drive anyone away

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: what do you suggest?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Uncle Junk’s Beck’s Ham, beer-cured ham flavor…

  5. gareth says:
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    Good advice. I’ve been guilty of saying “I need this, you need that” in a trade offer. In hindsight this does seem condesending.

    “Any interest?” Nice and simple. No agenda, pandering or arrogance. I like it.

    Could also work in the dating world (why do I picture larry david in this scenario?)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gareth: You can definitely get to a few more “dates” aherm, “trade offers” that way!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Every walk of life… Selling your used car? Any interest *Jedi mind trick* Sold!

  6. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Deep weekly points league… Plug Cashner into RP slot (away from PetCo) or start Putz hoping he gets some save opportunities? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @2 Giant rings: Don’t see Putz getting more than say 2, with even 1 not very likely, Cashner is a fine play – who against though?

  7. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings…

    12 team roto.

    My J. Zimmerman for his Butler/Perkins

    Scoring;
    R, hr, rbi, sb, bb, ops
    Era, saves, holds, k’s, whips, k/bb

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Flayed Man: Sorta depends on needs, probably ask for more though, I don’t buy Butler having a huge 2nd half

  8. Ernie says:
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    Lucroy or Perez for rest of season? thx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ernie: I’ll take Lucroy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: i just asked this same thing like 2 days ago, picked up lucroy and even got a steal! from catcher!

  9. gareth says:
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    I have a stacked outfield so choo would be expendable for a solid pitching upgrade.

    Are we talkinh about this range of guys?

    Shields
    Latos
    Cain
    Weaver
    Zimmerman
    Minor
    Kuroda

    Who do you like most out of that list?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gareth: Think I like Zimmermann despite Grey’s sell label. Shields is pretty close too. Maybe ask for one of those guys and Cain or Minor, see if you can get someone with it,.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Latos, Zimmermann and Shields

  10. gareth says:
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    Weekly roto really kills choos value if he’s facing 4 lefties in pitchers parks in a particular week. You can’t play the daily matchups.

    If you look at his career his splits were actually ok for a while :-(

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gareth: Yea someone mentioned a possible point in time that made it worse was when a lefty hit his hand…

      • gareth says:
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        @JB Gilpin: curse you jonathan sanchez “shakes fist”

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @gareth: Shakes broken fist!

  11. RussB says:
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    My SP is struggling… I’m in a 12 team H2H League. W, K’s, ERA & Whip are the categories.

    Need an overhaul. WHICH PLAYER(S) WOULD YOU DROP AND WHO WOULD YOU PICK UP?

    Here is my staff: Smardzja, Minor, Colon, Maholm, Dempster , Gallardo, Doubront and Wheeler. Cobb & Carpenter on DL.

    Here are the top available: Gaudin, Kazmir, Straily, Dickey, Kendrick, Arroyo, Tillman, Chacin, Stultz

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RussB: Drop Gallardo and Maholm and do a little streaming, I like Kazmir tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RussB: Agree with JB

  12. bossmanjunior says:
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    Apparently Rangers are close to trading for Garza. Ugh…absolutely the worst case scenario for Garza owners. Garza has shown he could succeed in the AL when he was with the Rays in the AL East, but then again he pitched in a pitchers park. Hopefully another team swoops in at the last second.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Yea I saw that too, he would be a good sell high in deep leagues where he has some value

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Stupid long ball contest? How dare you say that, I watch it every year!

    Pissed that Davis or Harper didnt win though, I had money on them to win.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Yea a lot of people had Harper… Knew Chris Davis wasn’t gonna win it, the best HR hitter at the break almost never wins…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: They should’ve put Ike Davis in, would’ve been the first strikeout recorded by Tony Pena…

  14. jordan73 says:
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    Braun/Shelby Miller for E5/Sale. Which side do you like more, ROS and keeper league?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jordan73: Like left side much more in keeper, narrowly lean right side this season

  15. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Aoki/Cole for Kluber.

    Gracias mustacho!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I love Kluber and don’t mind it – but you may be able to get him for less, unless you’re trading him

  16. FilthyRich says:
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    Need one starter for this weekend in 5×5 mixed league. S-O-N says Kennedy. Which would you pick:
    Kennedy (at SF; StreamONator = $12.0)
    Miley (at SF; SON = 6.0))
    Kendrick (at NYM; SON = 6.1)
    Kazmir (at MIN; SON = 6.6)

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FilthyRich: I like Kazmir. Pitched well against them before, best hitters are lefties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FilthyRich: Agree with JB, Kendrick is safer, but will only K 4 guys…

  17. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Sooo, the Beckham thing seems like a contradiction. Do you think his injury is serious enough to keep him out or what? He’s been good lately and a solid average is all I really need out of my second baseman. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: I don’t think so, but I do think the average falls

  18. LA Sound Guy says:
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    Just started watching The Wire last week, and now I’m halfway through the 2nd season. In the words of Captain Obvious, “It’s a great show”. When I read your stuff immediately following an episode, I can’t help but see you and Rudy as Fantasy Baseballer Detectives. So tell me, Grey McNulty — any leads on who killed BJ Upton?

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @LA Sound Guy: Where’s Wallace Yo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LA Sound Guy: I’ve always been told I need to watch the Wire… I think it was Carlos Pena – “Just swing at anything kinda close, kid”

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @LA Sound Guy: The shame is that it may be contagious. RIP J-Up. :(

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Moose Out Front: Contagious or addictive…?

  19. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hey hey Grey!
    I dont see Billy Butler in buy column? Come on Bro!
    -____-

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: Hah, yea I wouldn’t put him there either…

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @JB Gilpin: why not?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Natural Born Champs: Love the walks, think the average comes up a tad, but home run pace is right, anemic runs, I won’t be buying him anywhere at asking prices

  20. TheNewGuy says:
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    Finally baseballs back, it seemed like forever!

    Gambling on Shark in Coors today?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Ugh… Probably not.

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @Grey: sharknado

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In Coors it’s Shark-nada

  21. Tigres says:
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    Start the Shark @ COL tonight?

    • Tigres says:
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      Ah – someone beat me to the Q by two minutes… I should finish reading the comments before typing…

      • chunk says:
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        @Tigres: SON says no. I agree.

    • Will says:
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      @Tigres: I’m staying away

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tigres: Agree with above, benching

  22. chunk says:
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    CJ or Wallace at 3rd?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: CJ2K

  23. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Trade Choo and Gardner for cespedes? Obp 12team league

  24. chunk says:
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    How about Prince/Choo for Crush?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Like that one a lot

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Which way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk: That’s a bit much, depends on league/team depth…

  25. Lob Ball says:
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    I’m in a 2 catcher league and currently have Perez and Martin. On the bottom-of-the-barrel waiver wire are Ramos and Phegley. Should I do any dropping and adding?
    Enjoy your weekend.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lob Ball: I think you stand pat

  26. Racehorse says:
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    Grey

    Stephen Drew or Jose Tabata ROS?

    Also (and I know you hate talking about middle relievers – sorry) …

    Alex Torres or Sergio Santos ROS?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Racehorse: No position need? Tabata probably, Drew can’t stay healthy and isn’t producing. Torres

      • Racehorse says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oops, yeah it’s for my UTIL spot (didn’t have my coffee yet)…

        Thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Racehorse: Hah no prob, luckily I was on my first cup :)

  27. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey

    Just a couple of trade scenarios in a H2H points league: Verlander/Allen Craig for Weaver/Beltre/Granderson (although I might be able to sneak Dunn in for Craig since the guy is a huge Dunn fan) or Craig/Dunn/Parker for Beltre/Grandy. Are you buying Grandy when he comes back? I’d like to improve my OF a little for the playoffs, but I also don’t know if I like Weaver enough to make the first deal.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Yea I like the 2nd deal much better, I do buy Granderson to be solid when returning.

  28. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey: need a 1B… IKE, Ruf, or Morrison H2H pts league??

  29. Urr-outa-here says:
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    Does Henry Urrutia give you the tingles anywhere?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Urr-outa-here: Besides in my spell check? Hah, not really this year, could see him being a nice sleeper next yr

    • Grey

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      @Urr-outa-here: Agree with JB, he doesn’t have a full-time job

  30. Sully says:
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    Should I trade Harvey, Gardner, and Frazier for Chris Davis, Matt Cain, and Brett Lawrie?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sully: Yea I’d do that

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        yeah , but would you do it if you were the other guy ?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @costaricanchata: Well since I like the left side, I guess I wouldn’t do it on the right side, but close enough to offer

          • Sully says:
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            @JB Gilpin: update! He wants Heyward instead of Frazier. Should I still do this? My OFs would be Ellsbury, Stanton, De Aza, Martin. SPs would be Gio, Liriano, Teheran, and Fernandez. All other spots I just stream for SP. this is a head to head points league. Sorry for the novel, thoughts?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Sully: Haha no prob, love it, you’ll lose Harvey for playoffs, gain elite hitter

  31. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Erasmo or Tillman as a guy to roster and not stream?

    and

    Scott or Carter?

    Thanks man!

  32. Jorge says:
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    Standard PTs espn league. Pick two for this week

    Kuroda at Boston and at Texas
    Fister at kc. Home vs Philly
    Burnett at wash and at cincy

    • Jorge says:
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      Throw colon at angels then. Home vs angels in there too. Pick 3

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jorge: Tough one. I’ll go Fister and Kuroda, I know rough matchups for Kuroda, but gonna roll with him

  33. Frank White says:
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    Morning guys… I got C-Mart in as a RP now. So that means I have Mujica and him. Do you think that’s fine. I don’t have room for him to stash cause I need a streamer. I’m scared to let him go though cause he might ba a starter right, or when Carpenter comes back there’s no way he can start??

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Well i have room for him as a second RP.. SHOULD I DO THAT our get closer instead???

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank Lynch: Depends on who’s avail, if a close to full time closer or full time one yes

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            I totally hear ya… I’m just scared to drop him then he’ll start pitching full time and someone else grabbing him ya know… Why did Grey put him in the buy list to keep when he said he’ll end up only starting maybe 3 times??? Wouldn’t that put him in the sell list?? Cause Joe Kelly or not, Carpenter is coming back. Idk

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Frank Lynch: Yea it’s a mess, since you’re in a 10-teamer, I think you can cut for a closer if ones out there

              • Frank White says:
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                Do you know of any new closers on any teams that I can check for availability?? Also Kevin Gregg is still available

                • Frank White says:
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                  Oh also, Did you say that you liked the trade where I give Matt Holliday for Chen and Carpenter??

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nope

                  • Frank White says:
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                    Would you trade Matt Holliday for Chen and Carpenter?? If not then how about Chen n Ryu??

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nope

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t understand your question

                  • Frank White says:
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                    Sorry Grey… Before that question I was talking to JP and I was asking him if HE was the one that said that HE liked the trade. When you said nope I thought you meant you never said it…. Just forget it… LOL

  34. Schlitzy says:
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    Deal pence for cespedes?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schlitzy: Yea I like that, buy a bounceback for Ces

  35. Chadillac says:
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    Could use another closer… Could either wait for the trade deadline to shake up the group or make a move myself…

    Thoughts on sending:

    Gomez and Harvey
    For Heyward, Verlander, and Parnell?

    Good stuff as always

    • Chadillac says:
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      @Chadillac: 10 teamer Roto 5 x 5

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chadillac: Seems like too much to me…

      • Chadillac says:
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        @JB Gilpin: dang, don’t have any other sell high guys at the moment… the other players in my league can be a little stingy too.. guess i’ll just hope for harvey to ball and gomez to be hot coming out of the gate and reach for gold before the deadline..

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Chadillac: Sounds like a plan, yea I like Gomez to keep it up – all out on Heyward

  36. Schlitzy says:
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    Short bench keeper league. Trying to hang on to profar but gyrocompass (<—- auto correct for Gyorko) has to get activated off DL. Profar is not on this list so I assume you don't see him helping much in the second half?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schlitzy: I think he’ll be decent, no problem cutting for Gyorko though

  37. Frank White says:
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    I have Miley and Gaudin for the pst week or 2. Do you think I should drop one or both of them for Porcello, Edwin J or Kluber?? If so then who??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Porcello and Kluber

  38. Schlitzy says:
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    Promise last one – erasmo or kluber?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schlitzy: Def Kluber

  39. Cheese says:
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    Give up Goldy, Zobrist and Swisher for Cano and Freeman?

    16 team h2h 8×8 (H, BB, SLG)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cheese: I think I like that one

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Cheese:

      am worried about cano not seeing many good pitches to hit .

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @costaricanchata: Worth monitoring, but I think he’ll be fine

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Grey: Travis Hafner protection!!!!!

  40. Tom Thumb says:
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    Grey,

    Great stuff. Love these buy/sell posts. I know it’s a bit early but I need some keeper help. I don’t like to keep pitchers unless I have to. I am considering keeping Jose Fernandez because he seems to be a generational talent. He is only 20! Anyway, I keep 5 in my QS, K/BB, OBP, XBH league. Can you help me pick? I want to make trades to win this year. My best options are:

    – Miggy (duh)
    – Chris Davis (also duh?)
    – McCutchen
    – Justin Upton
    – Jason Heyward
    – Matt Kemp
    – Yasiel Puig
    – Scherzer
    – Greinke
    – Gio
    – Jose Fernandez
    – Profar

    Which 5 do I keep? No penalty.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom Thumb: Miggy, Crush, Cutch, JoFer, and still Upton right now… but close. Someone will scream “NO PUIG?!?!” at me. Sell Puig to a bottom team giving them a big-name keeper for someone good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom Thumb: Thanks! Miggy, Davis, McCutchen, Kemp, Upton

  41. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Who should I put in my utility spot tonight? Dunn (Hudson) in Chicago or Trumbo (Griffin) in Anaheim. Enjoy the weekend alls you’s guys’s

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bitchesbeshoppach: Dunn crushes Hudson, 4 career homers at .355. He’s my pick.

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        Hittertron told me to suck a lemon. I do check hittertron but sometimes what it says has me all like “whaaa” and he’s going “whaaaa” and every day it’s the same thing, just one of us barking about being underneath the sofa. Wait, was the question? Yeah Dunn over trumbo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • Prezz says:
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        @Grey: that he likes to hide under the oil change ramps and stare up at the chassis..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Love the chassis on that vroom vroom…

  42. Peter says:
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    15 team, mixed, 5×5. Should I trade Cuddyer for Cespedes?

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peter: I think I would, scared of injury, get a little speed

  43. Peter says:
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    PS To the last post. I am looking to upgrade in power.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peter: Gotcha, and yea just looking at it Cuddyer has more steals! Think I might hold Cuddyer actually

  44. Shawn of the livid says:
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    trade my Choo/Shelby for his Yoenis ? Good trade?

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I know. This league is a bunch of tight asses that never prop trades, always reject yours and never counter. Never post to boards, never trash talk. BORING people! I would like to hop into some kind of H2H razzball affiliated league next year. I’m in first in this one but the people I’m playing with are lame

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shawn of the livid: Hah yea it’s always more fun when everyone is into it, even if it’s harder to win

  45. Tom says:
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    Ryu’s on the waiver wire. In 31.1 innings over last 30 days he’s only got 1 w 18 k’s 3.73/1.44. He has a 4.00 Siera. Your new ROS has him at $2.7. Do I:

    1) drop any of Kluber (-11.9), Lackey (-.8), or Nolasco (6.1) for him
    2) drop any of the 3 and stream the spot ROS (250 players rostered in 5×5 H2H)
    3) hold tight to what I got

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom: I think I take Ryu over Nolasco, all 4 I think need to be owned, so I’d hold those 3

  46. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    don’t understand what the fuzz is all about .
    preseason , you ranked choo # 14 with this projection : 108/23/79/.296/20
    he is now at 100/348 66 13 31 11 .287

    seems like he is right on target .
    are you saying , now , that those projections are not good enough for a top 15 OF ranking ?
    who would i sell him for ??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @costaricanchata: I like the move for Cespedes that a lot of people are asking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: Don’t think he’s falling into a sewer, just think he’s prone to huge long stretches of bleh and it should be considered and possibly moved off a team… If you’re in a H2H league and you’re in the playoffs and Choo gets 4 lefties at the wrong time it could be a problem….

  47. Shawn of the livid says:
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    also was propped a trade he wanted my Cano for Dom brown/Marte. Should I accept that?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: That seems too much too. Too much a premium on MI

  48. MikeZ says:
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    Alexei Ramirez or Rajai Davis ROS? Mitch Moreland or Brett Lawrie?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MikeZ: No position need? Davis. Same position need caveat – Moreland, if need 3B Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeZ: Alexei, Moreland

  49. Jamiehov says:
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    Those were a long 5 days

    Bench Samarzdja tonight @ Colo, right??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jamiehov: Hah yup they were! Yea I’d bench

  50. Jon says:
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    Lose one OF: Gardner, Reddick or Leonys?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Power/steals need, whichever you need more, drop Reddick or Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Leonys

  51. Spencer says:
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    I have been streaming one of SP spots for a few weeks now, But I am looking to just roster a guy until the playoffs start. I am just not a huge fan of streaming, but I do it when the match up calls for it and I need a win. If you were going to roster one guy and leave him there, who would it be? League only counts QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, IP

    Lackey
    Kluber
    Chacin
    Nolasco
    Doubront
    Hellickson
    Archer
    J Fernandez
    Erasmo
    C Carpenter (stash until we see where he is)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Spencer: Since only until the playoffs start, gotta be JoFer

  52. Malarkey says:
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    Heyward has been terrible most of the season, and since Grey recommended we run and get him a few weeks back, he still hasn’t exactly been tearing it up. Given Grey’s projections for ROS he doesn’t seem like a break-out candidate for the 2nd half either (the enthusiasm from a few weeks back seems to have died).

    At this point, in a 10 team mixed league, is he worth a hold?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Malarkey: Probably, but can’t fault a drop if you need the spot. Another lost season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malarkey: Yeah, hold him, season isn’t lost in July…

  53. zach says:
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    Scherzer and Altuve for Lynn and Pedroia?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zach: I’d take Pedroia side

  54. Cheese says:
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    Eaton or Crawford ROS? Playing time is important as we have no bench. 8×8 (H, BB, SLG)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cheese: Crawford

  55. Steve D. says:
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    Brett Lawrie or Juan Francisco at the hot corner ROS? 10 team league, and I just dealt Hanley for pitching. Both these guys are sitting free and clear on the wire.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve D.: Lawrie

      • Steve D. says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        I need to drop someone to get him. Problem is, it will have to be one of Werth, Leonys Martin or Jeff Locke. Have tried to peddle Locke since before the break, with no takers. I do have a good number of starters on my team as it is:

        Latos, Kuroda, Cingrani, Nolasco, Archer, Lincecum, Greinke.

        OF is:
        Harper, Cespedes, Eaton, Werth, Holliday, Car Go Lite, Leonys Martin with Morse on DL.

        As much as I’d hate to straight out drop Locke, I’m giving it serious thought. I’d hate to start the second half with an empty 3B slot. The plan was to swing a follow up deal to open a spot for a 3B, but people in my league are either asleep or not interested.

        Who gets the ax?

  56. Jsimps says:
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    Grey, If you had the number wavier in a keeper league would you pick up Herny Urrutia or Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Based on just overall value down the stretch?

    Thanks

    • Jsimps says:
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      @Jsimps: Number 1*

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jsimps: I’d say Gonzalez… but not thinking either will do much this year, but he’s worth that #1 spot if deep # of keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jsimps: This is who you’re waiting for with a number one waiver spot? Gonzalez

  57. Charlies says:
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    Trade my Choo for his Cespedes?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Charlies: Yea I would

  58. bb says:
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    as much love as i have for jzim, i agree with you and have been looking to sell. would you do any of these – trade jzim for price/jzim for yoenis/jzim and pedroia for kimbrel and cano (need saves)? league has k/bb and ops. thanks man, have a nice weekend

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bb: I’d look to do the last one, seems like a home run to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bb: All are them are solid… I’d take Kimbrel if I needed saves, should be able to get cheaper saves though

  59. BK says:
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    Got his Joey Bats and Holland for my Puig. How’d I do?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BK: Love it, you did well

  60. mauledbypandas says:
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    we made it through the worst 4 days of the year!! Welcome back, real baseball.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Except for the prolonged series of 4 days over and over again during the offseason!

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Good point, but at least those days have Basketball and Hockey and Football and other things that arent the ESPYs
        oh, and it’s not god awful hot!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @mauledbypandas: Hah true, nothing is worse than no major sports on and the ESPYs… Yikes!

  61. Pipa says:
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    @grey….Beltran for Lackey/Anibal, or Beltran for Anibal/ Hellickson or Teheran, or AGonz for CC/ Anibal?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pipa: Probably first one, don’t mind any of them looking for pitching help

  62. nucappy says:
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    For ROS, in a 10×10 league that scores almost everything, is trading Choo for Price or Greinke worth it and/or reasonable?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nucappy: Both are reasonable, probably do it on Price not on Greinke

  63. JMT says:
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    Grey- Is there any reason to hold onto Ryu at this point if I have F-Her, Greinke, Bailey, Minor, Garza, Teheran, and Samardzija, and am currently projecting +63 innings over a 1450 IP limit, so have to pick and choose my starts going forward? Was going to drop Ryu or D Hernandez for N Franklin, figure I don’t want to drop D-Her until it’s clear if he’s in the SV mix or not, and can’t see many spots where I’d start Ryu given his low K rate and the innings crunch (although haven’t studied schedule to see how many potential starts he could make against patsies/padres)(12-TM standard espn rosters, 5×5). Also, Viciedo, Lough, or Ethier going forward, best overall?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JMT: Well I think I’d drop Garza with an impending trade to the AL. Don’t mind losing one for Franklin to save innings. I’ll go with the upside of Lough, he’s pretty fast, may have a big SAGNOF month

      • JMT says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, definitely worried about Garza (assuming he goes to Arlington), but he’s been too lights out over the past month to drop. Samardzija’s been a mess lately, but like his upside too much in favorable matchups. See Ryu as having the lowest ceiling, and most likely to regress given his peripherals.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JMT: Yea I hear ya, just liked what I saw outta Ryu early, haven’t seen him pitch recently maybe offenses/film are figuring him out.

      • JMT says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Was leaning Lough, thinking Viciedo is too much of an AVG drain when he cools off.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JMT: He’s also too much a food drain at buffets, look out Golden Corral!

  64. Jason says:
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    Archer nova or erasmo for the foreseeable future? Currently rostering archer but not thrilled about his start at Toronto. I’m not desperate for that start either do I could drop archer for one of the others.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Since not desperate I’d hold and see how he does on your bench.

  65. Rodney says:
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    For this upcoming week with everyone 2-starting, I’m for sure rolling out Fister, Bailey, Liriano, Corbin and Lackey. My 6th spot SHOULD be CC Sabathia, but I’m not thrilled w/ him @ Boston.

    Am I insane to want to start Kluber or Doubront over CC? Kluber has MN and TX…

    Who would you start as your #6?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rodney: Youre not insane, #KluberNation!

  66. Dem Bums says:
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    Hey all,

    Deep weekly set-up points league…my DH rotates between Ellsbury and Beltre (the one having the better week is invariably on my BN for that week of course ;) Without going on at length about exact scoring points but hopefully giving enough info, SP and younger players are valued. I need SP, SS, (and C, somewhat).

    Should I try to trade Ellsbury or Beltre for any needs or stand pat? In a vacuum (10c FBB phrase of the week), what sort of return would either of these guys get, as far as SP, SS or any player are concerned? I’ve also got Alvarez stuck behing both of them at DH and Miggy at 3B.

    Thanks as always for the input!

    Active Players:
    Ellis, A.J.
    (C) LAD
    Goldschmidt, Paul
    (1B) ARI
    Kipnis, Jason
    (2B) CLE
    Cabrera, Miguel
    (3B) DET
    Cozart, Zack
    (SS) CIN
    Soriano, Alfonso
    (LF) CHC
    McCutchen, Andrew
    (CF) PIT
    Pence, Hunter
    (RF) SF
    Beltre, Adrian
    (3B) TEX

    Bench:
    Chisenhall, Lonnie
    (3B) CLE
    Braun, Ryan
    (LF) MIL
    Alvarez, Pedro
    (3B) PIT
    Ellsbury, Jacoby
    (CF) BOS
    Buxton, Byron
    (LF) MIN

    Active Pitchers:
    Eovaldi, Nate
    (SP) MIA
    Greinke, Zack
    (SP) LAD
    Harvey, Matt
    (SP) NYM
    Lohse, Kyle
    (SP) MIL
    Milone, Tommy
    (SP) OAK
    Holland, Greg
    (RP) KC

    Bench:
    Ball, Trey
    (SP) BOS
    Cashner, Andrew
    (RP,SP) SD
    Gausman, Kevin
    (RP,SP) BAL
    Gonzalez, Miguel
    (SP)
    Otani, Shohei
    (SP)
    Doolittle, Sean
    (RP) OAK
    Cobb, Alex
    (SP) TB
    Estrada, Marco
    (RP,SP) MIL
    Barnes, Matt
    (SP) BOS
    Ventura, Yordano
    (SP) KC

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dem Bums: Man, stacked team… I’d try like a Beltre for Posey or Ellsbury for like a Reyes

  67. smegma says:
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    Trade Fowler/S.Perez/Kluber for Cespedes/Mauer (or VMart)? 12 team redraft h2h points.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: Definitely ASAP!

    • Rodney says:
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      @smegma: Duh. Yes.

  68. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Got another one:

    Nickmundo Franklin or Gyroko.

    In general are you guys worried about Franklin and his injury? Would you bail on him? I guess the same could be asked of Jedd. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: Yea equal on injury front, I’ll lean Gyorko

  69. AB says:
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    Hey JB, looks like I’ll have to replace Cano for a couple games. Hitter-Tron really likes DJ LeMahieu at home against righties all week. Beckham, Weeks, and Profar are all available also. Who would you roll out? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AB: Yup, that damn Harvey… I just have a feeling Weeks breaks out of it a tad and he’s best shot at a homer, I might roll dice on him

  70. Lots of trade talk about Garza and Texas prospects. If Martin Perez and/or Mike Olt get moved to ChiTown, how much value would they have ROS and going forward? Getting out of the Texas heat should help Perez, and Olt should have a clearer path to playing time.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tuco Salamanca: Never been a huge Perez guy, NL should help, but I wouldn’t buy a great 2nd half there. I think Olt will get more seasoning too and not do much this year. Think Olt has a little more upside, neither I’m too high on past this year either

  71. smegma says:
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    Got countered with my Chris Davis for his Bautista/Cuddyer…decent deal or not? Davis is the best player in the deal by 100 points in my league over Bautista at this point. Could attempt a counter offer with JUpton or McCutchen and Iwakuma for Bautista/Cuddyer. FWIW Bautista and McCutchen have about the same amount of points right now. The move would put Bautista in OF and Cuddyer over my Fowler at UT.

    My team:
    C: S.Perez
    1: Goldy
    2: Pedroia
    ss: Franklin
    3: Machado
    IF: Rizzo
    OF: McCutchen/JUpton/CDavis
    UT: Fowler
    B: Crisp/Aramis (DL)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: I’d try to counter with the Upton one and maybe you get lucky

      • smegma says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Should I throw in Crisp to the JUpton deal to make it more reasonable?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @smegma: Yea that sounds like a winner idea

  72. The Thumb says:
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    Leonys or EYJ? Need steals more but runs too…

  73. sanfran1966 says:
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    I was thinking about moving Jean Segura, as I am stuck in second place and don’t see a way to move up without adding some power/rbi. I can add Alexei Ramírez to replace Segura.

    Is Longo a good target? Who would you advise?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sanfran1966: Yea can’t hurt to offer that one up, I’d take Longo

  74. YouKnowMeAldo says:
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    12-team, 6×6 H2H cats (includes L), redraft.

    (1) I need to drop at least two SPs from my staff to activate healthy DL guys:
    Milone,
    Straily,
    Nolasco,
    Erasmo,
    Cingrani,
    Teheran,
    Jo-Fer,
    Fister,
    Lester,
    Wheeler,
    Kluber,
    Peavy.
    (Notable free agents are:)
    Porcello,
    Cashner,
    Gee.

    Basically, I need the best ten of the above fifteen.

    (2) I have only one closer (Perkins), I’m thinking about dropping the bottom two of the above top ten to speculate on post-trade new closers. Who would the bottom two of the best ten be, and are they droppable for guys like Bastardo and Brothers?

    Thank you!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @YouKnowMeAldo: I’d drop Milone and probably Cingrani? Then Erasmo and Wheeler are the bottom two past that for RP speculation – both droppable but I’d wait and see how both look in their first start back before making those moves

  75. Crumpy says:
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    ESPN weekly lineup league. Drop Rajai Davis for Will Venable? I’m worried Rajai is about to become a part time player.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Crumpy: I’d leave Rajai in this week

  76. Moth says:
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    MLB.com reported that the Braves may move Alex Wood to their rotation by month’s end. Think he’s worth a speculative add?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moth: I watched one of his spot starts and dude has a seriously funky delivery that can rack up Ks… Don’t know how the Braves would have room though with Beachy coming back. In NL only I think so, but not past that.

      • Moth says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thought the same thing. Maybe they’ll move Medlen to the pen and trade Maholm? Doesn’t seem likely…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Moth: They must already know one is moving… Fishy, yea maybe they do try to move Maholm…

          • Wudaben says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Maybe there are some legs to the Hudson trade rumors.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Wudaben: Interesting yea I thought that was just rumor and no one really wants him, but hey maybe some teams want a vet presence.

  77. Ryan741 says:
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    H2H points league: Verlander/Craig or Weaver/Edwin/Grandy?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Probably left side narrowly

  78. Fantasy Phil says:
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    Great Stuff.
    5×5 Mixed, 10 team. Most desirable SS (in a fantasy, err baseball sorta way): B Miller, Rutledge or Gregorious? Thx!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fantasy Phil: Hah, I’d say Miller

      • Fantasy Phil says:
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        many thanks!

  79. JASON KATNIP says:
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    Should I add Edwin Jackson or Bastardo with this staff:

    Scherzer
    Hamels
    Weaver
    Kluber
    Lackey
    Nolasco
    Cobb (DL)
    Balfour
    Janssen
    Perez
    Henderson
    Ziegler

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JASON KATNIP: Nah probably not

      • JASON KATNIP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Which one?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JASON KATNIP: I was saying neither

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: probably bastardo over ziegler

  80. chopy says:
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    D. Holland / J shields -ros
    milone/ Gallardo- ros

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chopy: Shields then… ugh, Gallardo I guess

  81. Alex In SoCal says:
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    Please rank the top 5 from these SPs for ROS … Thank you!

    Milone
    Nolasco
    Porcello
    Archer
    Kluber
    Wheeler
    Erasmo
    Strailey
    Cashner

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alex In SoCal: Kluber, Nolasco, Porcello, Erasmo, Straily

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Cashner be a man you’re down on I see. Steamer still likes him ROS, but I’m thinking he’s getting pretty close to beoming a streamer for me with guys like Straily, Wheeler, Gee, and Erasmo available on my wire.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Moose Out Front: Yeah just not buying Cashner, obviously great spot starter @ home but doesn’t look like the big K games are comin…

  82. AB says:
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    Erasmo just got dropped. Should I drop any of Garza, J Parker, or Milone for him? Thanks again, JB

    • AB says:
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      @AB: heh, looks like everyone is pretty much in the same spot re: eraser

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AB: Yea a lot of similar pitcher weights, I might pick him up for Milone, I know I’ve jumbled probably a couple pitchers in rankings this morning, just so many meh ones!

  83. Cubs Win says:
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    6X6 Keeper league. Hanley/Beltran for my Gomez/Scherzer. Which side you like best? My SP other than Mad Max are Garza, Samardzija, Shields, Leake, Liriano, Gio Gonzalez, Cingrani.

    My OF/DH are De Aza, Gomez, E Young, Eaton, Werth and Josh Hamilton. We use LF, CF, RF not just 3 OF starters.

    • Cubs Win says:
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      @Cubs Win: I guess I’ll add this is a H2H league if that makes a difference

      • Cubs Win says:
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        @Cubs Win: And while I’m at it, I have Castro and Beltre at SS and 3B. I think this would make Hanley my regular DH, Beltran my CF and Hamilton my RF and De Aza my LF with Werth, Eaton and Young backing up in my OF and DH spots.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cubs Win: I’d hold Gomez and Scherz. Way too much upside, and for keeper. And without dire SS need, I think you stand pat

      • Cubs Win says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks a bunch! I think you are right (as usual). I wouldn’t trade Gomez for Beltran or Scherzer for HanRam. These multi-player deals confuse my small brain.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Cubs Win: Haha thanks man, I don’t know about usually right but appreciate it…

          • Cubs Win says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Homeboy just added Adrian Gonzalez to this offer. Does that change your opinion? So now I get HanRam, AGon and Beltran for my Gomez and Scherzer.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Cubs Win: whewwww…. pretty close. I still might actually hold, Max is your ace, and Gonzalez doesn’t have much additional keeper upside for ya

  84. Harris says:
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    First off thanks for the advice last week. Archer over Locke turned out to be a homerun, especially when Locke was scratched. This week I have a few issues. I’m in a h2h league. Do I take a chance on Freeman and his thumb or go with Fransisco against three Marlins rhp’s. Next of these players which 4 would you suggest…J. Upton, Fowler, C.Gomez, E.Young JR. , M.Brantley, Puig. Actually I need 3 of them in the outfield. One as the utility guy. So you can add Rendon and Prado as possible U’s.
    thanks again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Harris: I think you stick with Freeman. Puig Up Gomez and probably Brantley depending on matchups and need, if you need steals EYJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: No problem, agree with JB

  85. RalphW says:
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    I give Shin-Soo Choo and Mike Minor for Yoenis Céspedes and Stephen Strasburg

    I give Shin-Soo Choo and Mike Minor for Yoenis Céspedes and Chris Sale

    Are either of these trades close ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RalphW: Love it and love it. Would try top one first, both are close enough to offer

  86. Pager24 says:
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    Stream-o-Nator really likes Gallardo and Kennedy. do you see them turning it around 2nd half?

    also, Dickey, Gallardo, and Kennedy have all been dropped would you drop any for Erasmo and Kluber?

    Thanks as always!

    • Pager24 says:
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      @Pager24: also would you do Andrus for jeter straight up?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pager24: More Gallardo than Kennedy, but not to the extent you’d hope… I think you stand pat… No prob! And I’d rather have Andrus still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pager24: I have no hope for YoGa or Kennedy, Dickey over Erasmo

  87. ThaDeez says:
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    Good to see some underachievers on my squad on the buy list…

    Question though,

    drop Pineda to add Kazmir?

    If so start 3 of 4: CJ Wilson, Kluber, Kazmir, Cingrani

    (or bench 1 of 4 =D )

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ThaDeez: Yea I would for this start tonight then stream. Depending on matchups, bench Wilson

      • ThaDeez says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Probably should’ve mentioned it’s weekly lock, 14 team,h2h points, heavy on QS’s

  88. Crumpy says:
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    Hey buddy,

    Who would run out for the ESPN two-week start week:

    Wheeler – 7/20-PHI (Hamels), 7/25-ATL (Maholm)
    or
    Erasmo – 7/23-CLE (McAllister), 7/28-MIN (Deduno)

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Crumpy: Erasmo, no prob!

  89. Joel says:
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    What ranking top hitter would you expect in a 1 for 1 for J Zimmerman?

    Would Zimmerman/Bruce for Goldschmidt/Cespedes be too much?

    12 team mixed points keeper league (7 keepers)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joel: Yea I don’t think you could land that, but can’t hurt to offer and see where counters go.

  90. JoeBoo says:
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    12 team mixed league, non-keeper- OPS instead of AVG. Leading in all batting cats but middle of the road pitching. In 3rd place within striking distance of first:

    Just traded Bautista, Zobrist, and Shelby for Price, Minor, and Starling Marte. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeBoo: Seems a little steep, does fir your pitching needs though. Just gotta cross your fingers Price is healed up fine then it’ll do well

  91. Spencer says:
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    Who would you rather have at SS ROS, all things considered as well as injuries, in league that counts OBP, SLG, HR, R, SB, RBI.

    Rollins
    Tulo
    Reyes
    Segura

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Spencer: Still Tulo

      • Spencer says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would a package deal of my Rollins/Garza be too much for Tulo? Plenty of SP available in this league.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Spencer: Probably too little, but can’t hurt offering

  92. Boomer19 says:
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    I just dealt Bruce, Choo, Seager and Krod for Fielder, Ryan Zimmerman, Austin Jackson and R. Betancourt. Hoping for a surge in the second half. Decent move?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Boomer19: I’d say so looks great

  93. OaktownSteve says:
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    What’s the fuss about Franklin’s health? All I can find is that he bunted a ball off his knee and sat out a couple game a few days later. Sounds like a deep bruise. Can’t find a word about a hip anywhere on the interwebs. Links?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Where did you see “hip”? Yea just the knee injury, I think Grey was just sayin that explaining an ownership drop

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        The hip thing was me hallucinating. Seems weird that a minor injury would cause people to drop a guy eligible at both MI spots who has been super productive.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Yea I agree… I think Grey was slamming that notion as well, especially with ASB coming for additional rest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I was just saying it made no sense everyone was dropping him… He has dropped to 61% owned from 90-something a week ago

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            People are potty. Daft, I tell you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Daft punks that get lucky…

  94. Moose Out Front says:
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    Theme: the selling of Choo

    My Choo / J-Up for his Adam Jones
    My Choo / Mujica for his Starburg or his Price

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moose Out Front: Hah definitely has become the theme of today… Don’t mind either, would go for Jones

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Moose Out Front: first one seems too expensive

  95. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Got offered my Minor for his Greg Holland, I need saves and have a rotation of Max Max/Greinke/Shark/Burnett to fall back on (Kluber and Erasmo on waivers too if needed). Royals wont trade Holland in the next couple weeks will they? Seem like a good SP for closer trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Yea that seems fine, yea I don’t see that happening they like Holland a lot there

  96. Wheeler of Fortune says:
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    Looking to drop Ike Davis due to Collins saying he is going into a platoon. Who should I slot into my IF spot out of these? Lawrie, Brandon Moss, Chris Carter, Belt, ARod, or Kelly Johnson..or hold Ike.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wheeler of Fortune: Probably Lawrie, I’d play matchups and can lose Ike

  97. JASON KATNIP says:
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    Rick Porcello is the true “FIP don’t kill my fibe” 3.5 FIP 3.00 XFIP maybe we should all add him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JASON KATNIP: I’ve been all over Porcello almost the whole season!

  98. Paul says:
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    so Leonys Martin has treated me well… but I just got an offer: Travis Wood for Leonidas. 12 team mixed, H2H w/ OBP, QS, K/9. What say you? Other steals guys on my team aren’t really stealers… just Goldy, Brad Miller, Pence, and Joey Bats

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: I wouldn’t change it up, see regression for Wood

  99. JASON KATNIP says:
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    Okay then Bastardo or Nova?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JASON KATNIP: Depends on needs and roster comp/room

  100. the tone ranger says:
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    grey or anyone who can help.
    keeper league!

    justin upton (round 3), oscar taveras (round 15), wil myers (27), bogaerts (27), yelich (26), rizzo (23)

    can you rank em?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @the tone ranger: Rizz, Up, Myers, Tav, Yelich, Bog

  101. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    BASEBALLS BACK! Only thing to make it better would be day baseball. I’m hoping for big 2nd halfs from cespedes and stanton.

  102. peely says:
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    Would you start samarzdja against Rockies today?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @peely: Nope

  103. Be The Ball says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS, Cashner or Cole? Keeper league but we only keep 4 so I can’t imagine keeping either.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Be The Ball: Probably Cashner, although they’re kinda twins… High velocity and terrible Ks

  104. Jon says:
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    Parker or Bastardo the better closer stash right now?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Bastardo

  105. Steve Stevenson says:
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    SON really likes Bailey v PIT (Locke) ($17.1) and kinda likes Zimmermann v LAD (Kershaw) ($9.8), but I’m a little more apprehensive. Would you start either over Kluber @MIN (Correia) ($7.8) in a weekly where W, L and QS count?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: You know I love Kluber, but I think you start the top two guys over him

  106. Kyle says:
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    I usually have Altuve and Marte for steals however I just made a trade for Segura so I’m wondering (since Altuve is just a steals catagory guy) would any of these options starting at 2B be better overall? ( I can still keep Altuve on my bench)
    Gyorko, Franklin, K. Johnson? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      Oops meant @Kyle: Nah still like Altuve, I might try to trade him to another team needing MI and speed for a cheap arm and pick one of those guys up since you seem to have SB locked up.

  107. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    Nah still like Altuve, I might try to trade him to another team needing MI and speed for a cheap arm and pick one of those guys up since you seem to have SB locked up.

  108. YoMommaSoUggla says:
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    I can’t find anything on the site about Henry Urrutia. Has anyone witnessed these numbers he’s putting up?
    Dude is getting called up.

    67 minor league games, .365/ .427/ .531, 7 HR, 43 RBI

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @YoMommaSoUggla: INteresting, yea no homers in AAA though, splits time with McLouth I’d think, however both are lefty hitters

  109. sange_da_man says:
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    Not so much a question, but listen to this effed up trade that went down in my h2h points keeper league

    Bumgarner, Tulo, and Trumbo for Clay Bucholz (that’s the “keeper” in rd. 11 next year), Carl Crawford, Jonny Peralta and Liriano…..

    Is it just me or….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sange_da_man: Yea smells fishy but not the worst I’ve ever seen… Definitely worth asking trading partners what the hey

  110. Keter Ping says:
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    For a 12 team Yahoo! 5×5 league should I trade Price Fielder, Shelby Miller, Matt Carpenter for Cespedes, Darvish, Utley, Lind (Lind would be dopped as he is redundant with Adams)?

    I’ve currently got
    C: Weiters
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Carpenter
    3B Alvarez
    SS: Starlin Castro
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Stanton
    OF:Heyward
    UTL: Choo
    UTL: Adrian Gonzalez
    Bench: Matt Adams, Uggla, Aybar,
    DL: Aramis Ramirez

    SP: Zimmerman, Miller, Scherzer, Gallardo, Porcello
    RP: Benoit, Street, Melancon, Alex Torres, Oliver Perez (I cycle through those three middle relievers for streamers)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Keter Ping: Yea I think I’d do that

  111. BrewerFan says:
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    Is trading J.Zimm, Andrus & D.Jennings way too much for Strasburg?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BrewerFan: I like DJ, I think I hold

  112. bryan says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Wanted to get your thoughts on this trade. It’s total points ESPN league with 10 players.

    I send Sandoval & Grienke for Harvey & D. Brown

    Another one, R. Zimmerman & Grienke for Harvey & Cepedes.

    Thoughts on both please. Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bryan: Like them both, as long as you can handle losing a 3B which if both are same team, you can.

      • bryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I am stacked at 3b right now so need to deal one of my four guys….right now I have Encarnacion, Sandoval, Zimmerman, and Donaldson. So trying to get an OF in return.

        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bryan: Harvey & Cepedes

  113. ManuteBologna says:
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    Markakis or De Aza, who do you like ROS? League counts, R, HR, RBI, SB, strikeouts, OPS

      • ManuteBologna says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        By a lot, by a little? Seems common sense to me since Sparkakis only beats De Aza in K’s (half as many) but Jaywrong had Markakis listed as a buy and went the other way.

  114. Blue says:
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    12 team roto.

    Tulo/Kershaw/Pedroia go to one team and keepers (rd) Cueto (8), Lawrie (9), Prado (12), Ryu (2) go to the other.

    Collusive and vetoable?

    • Blue says:
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      @Blue: Ryu (20)

    • Blue says:
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      @Blue: Also, only keep 3 players.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blue: so the first three can’t be kept? If so then it’s fine, someone playing for now and someone ditching non-keepers to rebuild.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue: Trade’s terrible, but I don’t know if it’s collusive… I wouldn’t veto it either

      • Blue says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  115. nathan says:
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    Hi someone dropped Josh Johnson in my league. i want to pick him up, who would you recommend that i drop for him? Gyorko or Nick Franklin? i have rendon & headley for 3b, rendon & cano for 2b , and only reyes for SS… i really like rendon & don’t want to drop him. thanks alot!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nathan: I’s probably lose Franklin even though he might bring most value, maybe use him in a 2-1 trade if you have time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nathan: I prefer Franklin

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: are you saying you’d rather have Franklin or you’d rather cut him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer Franklin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Have

          • Sixto Lezcano says:
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            @Grey: Word thanks.

  116. Kevin says:
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    Should I send Pujols/Sale/Castro for Ortiz/Wain?

    Castro is backup to Tulo. I could also do Rendon instead of Castro, also backup.

    10 team redraft.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Close… yea I think I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: Eh, it’s fair, I wouldn’t

  117. Wake Up says:
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    Settle this argument for me…Brad Miller and Nick Franklin…two different players?…same human being?…just anagrams of eachother?…I’ll call them Brick Frankller…(this is also happens to be the real name of the guy who sits at the door on Pawn Stars)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: I thought the Pawn Stars bouncer was a big black guy, not Steve Carrell… barely different, but so the same…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JB Gilpin: that amongst thing…up there…really cracked me up!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wake Up: Haha yea me too… We are amongst the wittiest commenters…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @JB Gilpin: No. You are!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Steve Carrell was the bouncer at my all-girl kindergarten…wait, I’ve said too much…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: I just went to Pawn Stars in Vegas, 115 degree heat is the bouncer…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: 98 degrees “Heat” was the first album that gave me diarrhea…but it was a “dry” diarrhea…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          98 Degrees were all about their videos

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: You were all about their videos! they gave me 115 degree-dry-heat-diarrhea…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, they did the same for me, I just on a weird diet at the time

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: You and me both…get anything at the Pawn Shop? Just the usual feeling of desperation?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA… I actually bought a Chumlee is my homeboy tshirt for Cougs…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Nice! I heard he died from ODing on the weed…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      In the passenger seat of his Ferrari on Hollywood blvd as tried to get spotted by tourists…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: You might want to take the shirt to a pawn shop to see if that increases the value…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I pawned it for two t-shirts of Cake Boss…

  118. Wake Up says:
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    Good to see you back in mid-season form!

  119. Paz says:
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    you think brad miller is a suitable replacement for Scutaro at the middle infield position?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paz: Yup

  120. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a 14-team Keeper League–what do you think of this trade now and for the future?

    I give: Wil Myers

    I receive: Yoenis Cespedes

    Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sounds good

  121. kalone says:
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    16-team keeper league. I’m in contention but I need pitching. I have offense to spare.

    What do you think about Domonic Brown and Josh Donaldson for James Shields and Zack Greinke?

    I’d replace Brown with Alfonso Soriano or Wil Myers, and Donaldson with Arenado or another IF off waivers.

  122. vohnie says:
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    J-Zimm is one of my favorite players in real life, so it’s going to be tough to trade him. I do have a pretty solid pitching staff, though: Mad Bum, Nat Gio, J-Zimm, Christian Bailey, Travis Wood, and Erasmo.

    I have Machado / Panda platooning third and Giancarlo, Heyward / Frazier, Choo / Werth in the outfield. Would you prioritize an outfielder or third baseman? J-Zimm for Beltre? Encarnacion? Jones? McCutchen? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vohnie: OF… I’d take Jones or McCutchen

  123. Jaime "Floyd" Lannister says:
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    Why are so many people asking about starting Smardj @COL. Dude has been unownable in standard leagues. Why do people keep acting like he’s about to turn into Scherzer any day now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark-nada

  124. Fungazi says:
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    I dropped Carl Crawford during the AS break. I feel better now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  125. Eric W says:
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    I am glad baseball is back, I almost had to get a life….

    Anyway drop B.J for Nova or Archer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whew! Nova

  126. danny almonte says:
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    Bj Upton was dropped… Him or Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  127. Ziggy says:
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    Which two guys would you sit this week?

    Moreland, Markakis, Ellsbury, Yonder Alonso, Heyward, Gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Moreland

  128. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Longo for Felix

    H2Hpoints league. Have Arenado on bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Felix if I needed pitching, it’s fair

  129. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jerko, Johnson or Frazier best 3b option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jerko…

  130. G says:
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    Thoughts on trading Zimmerman for posey? I have Perez as my catcher as of now.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @G: Posey’s the better hitter and he’s a catcher….no brainerrrr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      I hate Kemp so much, first year I get him after killing my teams in the past, and he stinks.

      As bad as he’s been, should I try and sell him anyway? If he doesn’t run when he comes back, he’s gonna be entirely useless as he’s not hitting for power this year is he.

      What tier OF would you take straight up for him. As low as his value is now I feel it can only get lower.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Any OF above him in my 2nd rankings…

  131. Jay says:
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    Hey there- my roster locks for the week at the first game tonight, which pitchers would you roll with? Right now I have David Price, Cole Hamels & Matt Harvey as my starters & Jordan Zimmerman & Zack Greinke on the bench. Would you keep starters as is or move someone from bench up to starter?

    since my roster locks tonight & Matt kemp won’t be activated til Sunday (7/21) would you leave him on the bench until he shows me something ? I can afford to do that because I’m deep at OF- I also have Giancarlo Stanton, Alex Rios, Dominic Brown , Puig, Jason Heyward & Ben zobrist who is OF eligible (by other 2b is Aaron hill)

    Last question- short & sweet for the infielder spot on my roster who do you like better Mike Napoli(who will face Yankees , rays & Baltimore)

    Or Adam Dunn (who will face braves, tigers, royals)

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep as is with SPs… Bench Kemp… Napoli

  132. the hungary hippo says:
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    Struck a deal… My Braun/Choo/Locke for his Stanton/Cespedes/Kluber… I did good right (fishing for compliments…)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  133. Steve says:
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    I trade Braun and J Zimm and get Kershaw. Who wins? MY OF is Adam Jones, J Up, and Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  134. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    trade advice, i give Davis and either Miller, Burnett, Moore, or Samardjiza for Kershaw and Moobies?

    He wants one of those arms, I need a SP upgrade and have no need for Davis, I have ridiculously huge leads in HR’s, RBI’s and Runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs.. I’d take Kershaw for pitching

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then you gotta go for the pitcher…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: do i do Davis straight up for Kershaw and call it a day?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That works for me…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: what about Kershaw and Dread for Davis, Miller and Samardjiza?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Kershaw side, not really close

  135. Pipa says:
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    Beltran for anibal/hellickson or Beltran for lackey/ hellickson? Or Beltran for cc straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran for Lackey/Hellickson

  136. Queso Grande says:
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    ROS? Crisp, De Aza, Rasmus, Moss, L. Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza, Crisp

  137. Z says:
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    Quentin or Reddick? Its a keeper league, but if I’m keeping Reddick there’s a good chance I’ll kill myself before next season. So this is really about squeezing value out for the next 3 months and most of all having a guy I can start as my 4th OF come playoffs. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  138. Tchaikovsky08 says:
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    How did I do in my 14 team, H2H 5×5 keeper league, when I’m trying to win THIS year? (The moves were made because of keeper considerations for the other guys, but I need to win now (I’m in 1st place but have suffered back-to-back 2nd place finishes last two years)):

    I send: Jordan Zimmermann, Dom Brown, Matt Garza, Tony Cingrani

    I receive: Justin Verlander, Allen Craig, and Lance Lynn.

    The only 1B I’ve had the past month has been Adam Lind. I needed an upgrade badly.

    I’m banking on a big 2nd half from Verlander to hopefully carry me in the playoffs. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  139. Pipa says:
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    Beltran for lackey and hellickson? Beltran for anibal and hellickson? Or Beltran for cc straight up?

  140. smegma says:
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    Which 2 pitchers this (10 day) week:

    Kluber (@Min, Tex)
    Hudson (@ChW, @NYM) good matchups
    Burnett (@Cin, @Wash) goes against Latos/Gio but ESPN still likes him
    G.Cole (@Was, @Mia)

    Also, would you start Santiago (Det, KC) or Grilli at the RP spot? League rules favor QS but Detroit could be ugly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Hudson… Grilli…

  141. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    francisco, Lind or Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like nonsense…

  142. Mike says:
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    Is Ike Davis droppable again? Or would you wait a little bit? If I did drop Davis was looking into either Manny Ramirez, A-Rod or the mets Eric Young jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Droppable for Young if you need steals

  143. Gareth says:
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    Week 17 – I need to sit 2 in my CBS Weekly ROTO:

    Bailey @LAD
    Gallardo SD
    Gio PIT
    Felix MIN
    Lynn PHI
    Teheran @ NYM, STL
    Burnett @ WAS
    Jo-Fer @COL, PIT
    G. Holland Home: 4 (BAL), Away: 3 (@CHW)
    Benoit Home: 3 (PHI), Away: 4 (@CHW)
    Frieri Home: 3 (MIN), Away: 4 (@OAK)

    My two start pitchers are a Good/bad Matchup conundrum. Jose Fernandez is a 2 starter, but one of them is @ Coors. Teheran is also a 2 starter, but one start is against a potent ST. Louis lineup.

    I’m leaning sitting Jo-fer and Gallardo. However Lynn and Bailey have been bad of late. Also – Nationals improving, and AJ Burnett is just off the DL. May be Dicey.

    Your Thoughts on the right move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-fer and Gallardo

  144. Richie says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What do you think about offering Choo for Kemp straight up in a 12 team H2H? Would I be giving up too much or is it a risk worth gambling on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s about even, you’d be taking on a lot more risk…

  145. AJ says:
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    If Garza gets traded to Tex try to trade ASAP? How does Puig/Garza sound for Lee? Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cliff Lee

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: or I can always just drop Garza and pick up the poor mans Lee in Klubs..

  146. Bob wetlands says:
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    was offered this trade this morning…which side wins? (Total points league)

    I send off Greinke and Sandoval…get D. Brown and Harvey in return?
    He also sent same offer but asked for R. Zimmerman instead of Sandoval.

    Thoughts please…thanks!

    • Bob wetlands says:
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      @Bob wetlands: guess my first question is would you do either of those ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft league? Not great

      • Bob wetlands says:
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        @Grey: it’s not a keeper league.

      • Bob wetlands says:
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        @Grey: I am stacked @ 3b right now too…have encarncion, Donaldson, Zimmerman and Sandoval…so trying to trade one of them to get another OF…he wont deal cespedes but willing to with BRown.

        Would I be smart to try and do Sandoval and grienke for Harvey and brown…or just pass and try for better deal?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not good

  147. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    So I made 2 big trades over the all star break
    1. Jordan Zimmerman and Butler and I got Au Shizz!
    2. Segura and Cruz for Cliff Lee and Salty

    I have brad miller to fill in at SS and Salty was a huge upgrade at Catcher I essentially didn’t have one. I have a roster spot till Kemp comes back so which not specific hitter would you pick up from this buy most are available except like adams, franklin maybe some others.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good… Scott

  148. ashtray says:
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    12 tm H2H 7×7 (includes OBP & K for hitters. QS & L for pitchers)

    Thinking of proposing:
    Give: Choo, Harvey & Jim Johnson

    Get: Cespedes, Kershaw & AJ Pierzynski

    Good deal for me? Am I going to get cussed out for even proposing it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  149. sanfran1966 says:
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    I have 1 UTIL spot where I want to stream EY (steals) and and a power guy. I picked up Gattis, and figured to also use him in combination with Sal Perez at Catcher & also stream Gattis with Young.

    Is Gattis a good RBI/HR guy in this scenario or should I look towards Moreland, Lind, Frazier (on roster), M Reynolds, or Byrd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  150. mauledbypandas says:
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    wow, I got Stanton for Lind…

    Now I have these guys for 6 spots (5 OF, 1 Util) and I am in first in all hitting categories. 12 team standard league.
    McCutchen
    Cruz
    Pence
    Choo
    Cuddyer
    Kemp
    Stanton
    EY2
    Puig

    Time to go after an ace? I Could use some help on the pitching side. Which 6 would you keep. You can leave out EY2, I know SAGNOF, but damn that kid can run.

    Dear god I need baseball games to start ASAP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  151. Brooklyn Bomber says:
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    I really want to pick up Kluber for his start tomorrow but I don’t know who to drop from:

    Heath Bell
    Evan Gattis
    Adam Eaton
    David Freese (I have Cabrera and Panda at 3B already)

    Help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  152. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Is my patience with Mr.Davis advisable or is he forever brandishing the L on his forehead rendering him just.. Ikeable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think there’s anything there until he starts hitting

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Sad…Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. Mitch says:
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    Andrew Bailey to the DL. I’m shocked! Koji owners feel better.

    Yellich or E-Young ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shocking… Young

  154. AJ says:
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    Grey if Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez signs next week, RUN and PICK him up ASAP?

  155. Ball one to Willie Foster says:
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    A million kudos to Razzball for its work…..Harvey for McCutchen (both under team control for next 3 yrs) 10tm h2h….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go McCutchen, it’s fair…

  156. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Great Buy/Sell Grey…really appreciate the time you spent on the mid-season rankings as well..helpful to read a comment about the guys you picked instead of a list of names

    I’ve got 3 pitchers that I’m on the fence with going into second half…
    Eovaldi, Kennedy, and Pineda

    Most interesting guy on the wire is Charlie Morton, any of those three worth cutting for Charlie or should I just roll with the birds in hand? (12 team mixed 5×5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Mike! Go with the birds in the hand…

  157. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    erasmo or wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: is it close?

  158. Schlitzy says:
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    It costs me $25 to cut a player but Phil Hughes gotta go. Who do you like best for rest of season – Edwin Jackson, stults, kluber or doubront? Ks is not a category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  159. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    smoak or francisco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Smoak, it’s close…

  160. Jason says:
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    Keeper wise Jose Fernandez over a greinke type?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  161. low walk high k says:
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    CBS points league. Who do u like ros? Rendon or gyorko. Unfortunately have to part with one as I roll Aaron hill out 2b and don’t want to part w pitching in a points lge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  162. Jon says:
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    Would you move Leonys for Panda in a keeper? I know they do different things, but overall value goes to Sandoval, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  163. Jason says:
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    Pick the keeper to add to Votto Stanton longo Strasburg

    The adverb, greinke, hamels, cespedes, heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes

  164. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS)

    Start Griffin @LAA tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. Crappy news on Bailey. In a 14-teamer where I can really use saves, I had been holding into him thinking they;d go back to him once he pitched a half dozen more clean innings.

    Who do you like most as a replacement might-become closer between Bastardo, Tazawa, Pestano, Gregerson, James Russell, and Blake Parker? The potential for saves is the top priority, and ratios and Ks are secondary.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bastardo

  166. HighHome says:
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    Haven’t heard any details of Garza to Rangers… any chance Texas could clear up their MIF situation? More PT for Profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it, but maybe…

  167. bossmanjunior says:
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    Do you like any of these streamers this weekend: Straily @LAA, Delgado @SF, Quintana vATL, Lyles vSEA, Nicasio vCHC, Hellickson @TOR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say? Straily looks okay…

  168. Art Vandelay says:
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    Hey Grey, hope you had a good All-Star break stint at the Biogenesis clinic getting prepared for the second half. I’m in the Draft Kings Midsummer Classic today and was interested in your take on my starting lineup, particularly the pitching matchups.

    P: Bud Norris (home v. Sea) (based on the S-o-N), Scott Kazmir (at Min, good ballpark, K upside). I am also considering Dubront (home vs. Yanks) or Weaver (home vs. Oak), but Weaver is a little pricey. As you note, the Yanks are terrible vs lefties, so Dubront is an enticing option. He is slightly more pricey than Norris, but could be more reliable. That said, Norris has generally been pretty solid at home. Any thoughts?

    1B: Chris Carter ($4,100)
    2B: Ian Kinsler
    SS: Castro
    3B: Francisco
    OF: Cruz
    OF: Moss
    OF: Victorino
    C: Gattis

    If you have any reactions or recommendations, I’d love to hear them. I need to win my fortune. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did, thanks! I don’t play Draft Kings so not familiar with the set up… Doubront over Weaver, Norris over Doubront…

  169. AJ says:
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    My OF is overloaded, need to bench 2, but who? Currently have Braun, Puig, Jones, Beltran locked in, need to decide who to sit from Pence, Myers, Bourn, EYJ, thinking of Benching Pence, Myers…maybe I can get a jump on steals HTH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Young

  170. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Is Berkman worth a stash?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I need to drop someone, figured I’d fill my extra DL. $6 an add. Probably just gonna save the cash. Also, either way, who to drop. Murphy(TEX) or Cole. H2H points. I like having pitching depth but Cole doesn’t go many innings. Plus the inevitable shut down. Start 5 OFs. Have Bryce,Aoki,Quentin,EYJ,Ruf. Just picked up Ruf so feel the need to at least give him a shot. Murph doesn’t seem to be turning it around. Plus crackman loves to do the shuffle. What say you?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. TheNewGuy says:
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    I hate Kemp so much, first year I get him after killing my teams in the past, and he stinks.

    As bad as he’s been, should I try and sell him anyway? If he doesn’t run when he comes back, he’s gonna be entirely useless as he’s not hitting for power this year is he.

    What tier OF would you take straight up for him. As low as his value is now I feel it can only get lower.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  172. Clive says:
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    Would you take Erasmo over Cole or Wheeler?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Wheeler

  173. bossmanjunior says:
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    Streamers per SON:

    Straily 6.6
    Hellickson 2.8
    Nicasio .6
    Lyles 5.5
    Delgado 2.6
    Quintana 2.1

    Still like Straily the best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  174. Matt says:
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    Chris Davis, Jason grilli, anthony rendon for justin upton, justin verlander and jedd gyorko. Perfect but low sell high or too risky? Really need help here this is killing me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for you

  175. Jay says:
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    A few questions if you could help…

    Should I trade J. Zimmerman, Mariano Rivera, Martin Prado and Morse for Beltran, Gardner, Uehara, and Rendon?

    I have Harvey, Price, Hamels, Iwakuma, Buchholz, Lincecum, Chapman, and Kimbrel so my pitching is pretty solid and I need hitting badly.

    2nd Question – I have Carlos Gomez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Chris Davis and have been shopping them for a few weeks. What are reasonable 1 for 1’s for these guys? Noone seems to want to give proper value and everyone knows they would be “buying high”.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not a great trade 2. Depends what you need, go to the 2nd half rankings and find guys ranked around them…

  176. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a 12-team H2H OBP Keeper where we can keep five players up to three years, and each successive year they go up 3 rounds. We also incur other player’s contracts.

    I have 7 potential keepers right now. The year next to them is the last year they can be kept. The other numbers are the round they’ll be in until that year.

    Votto (2014, 1st round)
    Wil Myers (2016, 18,15,12)
    Dom Brown (2016, 20,17,14)
    Matt Moore (2014, 16)
    Strasburg (2014, 15)
    Rizzo (2015, 20, 17)
    S.Miller (2016, 18, 15, 12)

    I have an offer on the table to trade away Felix and Ryan Zimmerman (both not worth keeping) for Bryce Harper (can be kept through 2015 in round 20 and 17) and Iwakuma (round 20 this year, can be kept 3 more years) or Corbin (last round keeper, can be kept for three years).

    Now, I can part with Felix if I’m getting Corbin/Iwakuma.

    But I have no replacement for Zimmerman. Pool has Chris Johnson, Juan Francisco, Chisenhall, Moustakas, among the other schmos.

    Do I pull the trigger? I am in first place this year, definitely gunning for a championship.
    If so, whom do you prefer for rest of season (and possibly as a keeper), Corbin or Iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pull the trigger, grab Iwakuma and Johnson

  177. gareth says:
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    Need saves. Rendon for Betancourt fair?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @gareth:

      rendon won’t get you any saves .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: no. I give anthony rendon. I acquire closer rafael betancourt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

  178. danny almonte says:
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    Any other players like Aoki who have are full time, never K, good amount of BB and solid BA?

    • danny almonte says:
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      @danny almonte: or maybe the K some, but walk a lot ala zobrist, c.Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scutaro, Kinsler, Molina

  179. JASON KATNIP says:
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    I just entered the Draft Kings mid summer 500K contest. FUGGIN’ PYSCHED

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s real money right there

  180. Greyismyhero says:
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    12 tm H2H… I was offered Kimbrel and Medlen for Darvish….I could use some help in saves, I have Mujica, Wilhelmsen and Ziegler, my pitching staff is Hefner, Liriano, M. Gonzalez, T. Wood, M. Moore, H. Bailey, Jin-Ryu, Wheeler, Cobb, Ogando…..Im thinking my pitching can still be good without Darvish..Any help? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great, get cheaper saves

  181. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) If the Rangers/Cubs deal goes through, its being speculated that Garza would start tomorrow against the Orioles. Sit or start?

    2) Continue to hold Rollins or drop for: Aybar, Alexi, Alcides, Franklin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sit 2) Alexei if you need steals

  182. james d says:
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    Get: Matt Carpenter; Matt Garza
    Give: Kenley Jansen; Jake Peavy

    Thoughts? Three pieces on info below if it helps…

    (1) It’s a keeper league and there’s an arms race going on between the 3 most competitive teams. Jansen and Carpenter’s keeper value basically washes out. If I take this deal I’d probably look to flip my Iwakuma for Mariano Rivera/Joe Johnson.

    (2) I’m building a R/SB/Avg offense. I hit some HR, but that’s not the point really, hence Carpenter being an ok fit. Also I like the hedge against Everth being suspended.

    (3) Roster:
    C: Joe Mauer
    1b: Joey Votto
    2b: Jason Kipnis
    3b: Hanley Ramirez
    SS: Everth Cabrera
    OF: Andrew McCutchen
    OF: Jose Bautista
    OF: Alex Rios
    UTIL: Michael Brantley
    UTIL: Matt Adams
    Bench: Yoenis Cespedes
    Bench: Coco Crisp

    SP: Steven Strasburg; Max Scherzer; David Price; Iwakuma; Medlen; Wood; Erasmo; Cingrani
    RP: Joe Nathan; Kenley Jansen; Glen Perkins

    DL: Jake Peavy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

  183. Pipa says:
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    Porcello or Salazar ROY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  184. dk says:
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    Thoughts on Aoki going forward? In a league with XBH instead of runs, he’s been brutal. AVG good, but only 10 for 20 on steals so far. Slugging percentage way down from last year & hitting 63% grounders.

    Has the league adjusted to him or what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just not stealing yet, not sure why… Rest of the numbers are probably around what I’d expect…

  185. David says:
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    Better keeper: Bogaerts or Yelich? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  186. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Please help with a trade offer. Thanks in advance!

    Hitters: Wieters, Fielder, Zobrist, Rollins, Longoria, AJones, Heyward, Marte, McLouth, Eaton, Lind
    Pitchers: Hamels, Bumgarner, Liriano, HBailey, Cingrani, Lester, Kluber, Erasmo, Grilli, Beachy (DL)

    I’m in 3rd out of 15. 3rd in R, tied for 4th in HR, RBI,& SB, 14th in AVG. Tied for 5th in W, 6th in SV, 3rd in K, 10th in ERA, 6th in WHIP

    A guy in my league has offered Headley and either Gio or Sale for Longoria.

    That’s quite a hit at 3B, but it would give me a pretty good SP to help catchup in the pitching categories.

    Any thoughts? Thanks so much again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it and take Gio…

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’d have to drop a SP to do it. Lester, Kluber, Cingrani, Erasmo?

        Lester’s actually been the worst, but Erasmo hasn’t proven anything yet.

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Erasmo

  187. smegma says:
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    Fowler/Iwakuma for Cespedes/Mauer? Mauer would take over for S.Perez and Cespedes would be for Fowler. He currently wants bum but that’s not happening.

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: and do u like the above Cespedes trade more than this: my Rizzo/Iwakuma for Stanton/Werth? Thanks for all the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes side

  188. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I hate asking ROS, but here it goes, looking at Rudy’s projections, Moore and Corbin are lower than Burnett and Miller, which of these four would you not trade?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: maybe I crazy but I’d hold on to Corbin

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @FrankGrimes: my gut says the same thing, an I like my NL arms

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d rank them ROS: Moore, Burnett, Corbin… Your avatar still kills me…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: what about Miller and thank you

        New Juice day for Jack!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller’s at the end of the list… What juices you get?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: really? below Corbin? so are you saying Rudy’s projections are wrong? he has Miller as a $13.50, Corbin at $5, and Moore at $10.80

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s the way I’d go with them… I don’t trust Corbin at all… He was a sell last week, and JayWrong concurred yesterday… Effin’ David Price today, dammit!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: Kendrick would have been an easy W today, I offered Corbin and Davis for Butler and Kershaw, he said in e-mail he would take that deal

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s a great deal for you! Yeah, I have too many teams, totally dropped the ball on Kendrick in my NL-Only…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: oh and I got Pink Starburst and Melon Ball

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Did I tell you I just got the pink starburst? Literally three days ago… I forget if I told you…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I’ve heard about that flavor from quite a few already….we puff in similar tastes

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We puff in similar circles, agreed… I’m liking it at 3.8, btw… I can’t really tell the difference between 3.8 and 5.0 and it doesn’t taste burnt…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I got the MVP and went to the store today too to get the lowdown… I’m at a 3.8 with a 2.5 coil thing… He said I can ramp up to 5.0 but I don’t think it’s necessary… I’m not entirely sure why they make a thing that goes to 5.0 but the coils don’t, but this thing charges my phone so I’m in heaven…

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey: who makes that one? how good is it?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Pink Starburst? Vape Supreme

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey: how do you like the size of it. I was going to buy but haven’t held one yet.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s impractical when going out, especially if you wear skinny jeans… Really any jeans or pants… Only really works in baggy shorts… I like that I can chuck it in my truck and charge my phone since I don’t have a car charger and when I was in Vegas it was great that my phone was charged when I was gambling for three hours…

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey: ah the candy duh
                    thanks for the info guess I need to hold one before I buy I just spent some money at fasttech trying out some different tanks and bought a drip atty. maybe soon I’ll be making my own coils. all thanks to you!
                    Oh and did outplay 22 inside? Any luck?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I won a few hundred on craps, didn’t use your method though… I gave back a few hundred elsewhere… Walked away even, was happy to be even…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: mine is from e liq cube

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah… Mine might too, I just Googled pink starburst vape… The bottle they gave me is generic…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: interesting, I wonder if they re-package others juice, thats shady

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, maybe they water it down… They always do that at my place…

                    • FrankGrimes says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate: maybe they buy in bulk and then sell smaller portions

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s what it appears they do, they have giant gallon jugs of it…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: that messes with the integrity of the juice

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, the uncle junk that came in one small bottle was stronger, wonder if that’s why…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: for real makes me laugh every time

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    hefner’s appeared to have turned back into himself. not cool dude.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this smell’s like he’s getting yanked in the 2nd.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: starting to look like i’ll win 2 or 3 cats this week instead of 5 or more. thanks hefner, blowing era/whip

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: turned a .35 lead in era into .03, whip .1 into.05. Not that dramatic on the 8th day of the week. Hard to move stats when they have that much depth.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: this obv got worse in the 3rd inning. Gotta hope to win 3 cats now with a lock on steals/k’s. Runs barely winning, needs to hold up. outside chance at saves/avg. before hefner had outside chance at 7 cats. damn.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not pretty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: wow, it’s been 17 starts for him since he allowed even 5. 10 since he allowed more than 3 earned runs. Wow!

  190. goodfold2 says:
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    dejesus back sooner than i thought. who’s best out of
    urrutia/yelich/span/saunders/dejesus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span, Saunders

  191. FrankGrimes says:
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    Looking for two start streamers next week pick two please?
    12 team H2H points
    Santiago vsDet vsKC
    Cosart. vsOak @Tor
    Gee vsAtl @Wash
    Nova @Tex vsTB
    Gibson @LAA @Sea
    Haren vsPit vsNYM
    Ulbaldo @Sea. vsTex
    Blanton vsMin @Oak
    none look so sexy SON likes Blanton n Haren best (for first starts)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanton, Cosart…Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: jeez Blanton scares the $h!t outta me
        next week is a must win H2H is very unforgiving haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he scares me too, but that’s about the best you got… Grimey!

  192. FrankGrimes says:
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    phew almost picked up Hefner for tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  193. De nachos says:
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    Gomes! C’mon, that’s just ridiculous Hitter-tron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  194. MattH says:
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    Hey, Grey. Great job on the second half rankings, and a buy sell too. Trying to digest it all. Need these games to start to get back in the groove. I’m holding Choo for now. For the only reason that I also drafting Beltre in every league, and you traded choo for him so it’s a sign.

  195. Bay of Puigs says:
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    Hi Grey! Suzuki or Brantley ROS? Thanks.

    • Bay of Puigs says:
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      @Bay of Puigs: PS…same team as above, with Luke Scott on Waivers, Chris Johnson and Michael Cuddyer on my team…Should I hold on to LaRoche ROS? I know he can get hot…but I have seen nothing yet. Thanks! (Standard H2H yahoo btw)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d go Scott for right now if you can switch players easily…

    • Bay of Puigs says:
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      @Bay of Puigs: PS…same team as above, with Luke Scott on Waivers, Chris Johnson and Michael Cuddyer on my team…Should I hold on to LaRoche ROS? I know he can get hot…but I have seen nothing yet. Thanks! (Standard H2H yahoo btw)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  196. Fish says:
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    Thanks to you, I’m now pursuing Cespedes in my leagues. With that being said, in a Yahoo H2H with hits, OPS for hitting and QS, k/9 pitching, which side do you like better?

    my choo/Shelby/phillips or his pedroia/cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes side

  197. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    here’s something this old guy never noticed/considered :
    reyes on 1st base , price on the mound , and dwayne murphy
    the 1st base coach is timing price’s throws over to 1st
    with a stop-watch .

    doesn’t seem kosher .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      i know they time that shizz .
      more fair , imo , would be to do it in the dugout
      and not report back to the base-runner after each toss .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I always see it in the dugout, don’t think I’ve ever noticed it in the 1st base box…Freakin’ Dwayne Murphy, what can’t he do?

  198. dk says:
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    Does JCastro stay a top 10 catcher ROS? He’s not a trade candidate for the ‘stros right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he should stay in the top 10…

  199. goodfold2 says:
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    first day i’ve benched jackson to put in wil myers. Doing good with that.

  200. royce! says:
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    I was all pissed off because CHW activating Peavy today prevented me from spot starting Hefner…now I’ve got that eerie “I was supposed to be on that plane” feeling…whew.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @royce!: the sick thing is the guy i’m playing just picked up kendrick for this start (i’ve owned kendrick most of year and only recently dropped him due to him having 2 bad starts in a row, hefner took his place).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: somehow kendrick is tripling his K rate in this game as well with 6 after 3 innings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I forgot to start him… Stupid mistake…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Hilarious

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @royce!: yeah, why would you bench a guy whose’s been great for the last 10 starts in a pitcher park so a DL’ed guy can start on his first start u? You really should have been sitting next to me on that plane.

  201. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else seeing some goofed up DL next to Aaron Hill in yahoo? he’s not injured.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: another yahoo glitch it went away.

  202. OaktownSteve says:
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    Harper hitting 4th. As a Harper owner where would you like to see him hit? He’s had auditions now in the top 4 spots. I’d like to see the bags I drafted him for at some point. I could live with lead off actually. Doesn’t hurt the HRs or the SBs, ups the runs potentially.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      That’s the Frankie Liriano we know and love.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        About time…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take 2nd… Get me some steals, runs, RBIs and power…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I just wonder if he could give you some Trout like 2nd half numbers like 20-20 rest of season out of the lead off spot. Don’t know if he’d run enough lower down. But don’t think it matters much anyway. He’ll probably stay middle of the order. Might drop LaRoche down to 6th with Werth between to break up the lefties.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think he can get that many homers… Not within 5 of that… Steals, maybe if he goes crazy…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            He could hit 15 no problem. Hit 13 in 58 game pre-ASB.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know, feels a bit high, but if he gets in a groove, I guess anything’s possible…

  203. J-Dub says:
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    My Reed, Betancourt and Aybar for his Kinsler? I’ve been rostering set up guys for closers who may be traded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler side

  204. J-Dub says:
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    Good deal, thanks.

  205. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    this week’s pitching is hard to stomach. in 2 league’s all of these guys have had at least 1 bad start
    ryu
    lee
    scherzer (both leagues)
    bailey (both leagues)
    hefner
    samardzija
    liriano
    medlen
    milone
    eraser
    I’ve had weeks where 1 or none of the majority of those guys have bad starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad names most of them, but yeah…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in the 16 teamer kendrick has made my hefner-ridden team competitive again in era/whip. He has these starts for rest of week:
      garza @COL
      latos vs PIT
      Maholm @WSOX
      vs my
      bailey vs PIT
      Kluber @MIN
      1.Due to opp’s kendrick eventually looking pretty bad as well, losses being lost, wins down by 1, K’s locked up by me, still winning era by .12 and whip by .03 should I activate peavy for tomorrow? I wasn’t going to when i was winning era by .35.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I still wouldn’t

  206. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Thoughts on Alex Wood? And if you’ve already given them blame the ipad for its lack of a search feature…

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: What’s all this talk about stretching him out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea where he’s going in the rotation… They say maybe if they bump Medlen, but that’s crazy talk… No idea why they would bump Medlen…

  207. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    damn, I just watched Puig gun down Harper, not even that close and MLB refers to it as nearly throws out Harper….can’t ever say your umps screwed up can you MLB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think I’ve seen any Dodgers games live other than highlights b/c of the stupid blacked out restrictions…

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: there’s a way to hide your IP kinda like telling MLB your somewhere else. I can’t remember exactly where I saw that. I was going to do it for football last year but never did.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: on mlb homepage…son of a bench samardjiza. I thought the rockies would be bichetter at home

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not sure where that came from… Oh well, no way you could’ve started him there…

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: only those of us down by a run or more in era would’ve ever put him in. I did though. also had hefner in a what seemed to be great spot in a league where i was winning era. So win some, get massively shit on in some.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: he just kimbrel’d the good hitters (cargo,tulo,cuddyer) in the 7th!

  208. Fish says:
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    There was once where I wrote an EPIC message for a trade offer about why is was a great deal and ended up convincing myself to cancel the deal. That’s how awesome my exposition skills are.

  209. FrankGrimes says:
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    dump bailey for bastardo, melancon or brothers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bastardo

  210. OaktownSteve says:
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    W.Y. Chen is solid. That’s a good 5 so far down in Arlington.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sonavabench for us…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s a tough one to pull the trigger on, no doubt. It was a little whippy and only 3 k’s so you didn’t miss much.

        By the way, I am in Hawaii. Never been here before. My boy has been asleep for the last 3 hours so I thought I’d check in with Razz. This place is both incredible and a little weird, but mostly the former. Best thing to do is snorkel.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t love my time there, bit too low key for me… Enjoy your time though!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            It’s borderline boring in a way. I like being in the ocean. If you don’t, you kinda don’t want to be here.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I love the ocean, but at night I was bored stiff…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Not a nightlife place. I’m staying with friends in Pearl City. Might as well be El Paso except for the ocean. But the ocean is enough. I got kids. What am I going to do at night?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I hear ya… Oaktown Kids are enjoying it? Then it’s all good…

  211. Wake Up says:
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    Please rank: Mipples, LoMo, Lind, Smoak, Francisco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mipples, Smoak

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: thanks…is that only if Holliday hits the DL or either way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Only if he hits the DL…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: oh and sonavabench from Ervin…vs DET, really?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy town

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Barnes just hit for the cycle…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Priscilla is so proud of her boy…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: *Gaudin pokes head in* “Did somebody just mention Priscilla? Mr. Groper at your cervix!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  212. Clive says:
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    Erasmo or Kluber?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Clive: kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  213. OaktownSteve says:
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    Mariners going to give Ollie a shot to close full time?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: remember this was the same guy they put in twice last week in back to back days while losing by 8 and 5. That’s the kind of thing teams do when they want to trade a guy, not make him the closer. But if Wilhelmsen goes back to shitty, then it’s possible.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Wilhelmsen doesn’t need to go back to shitty. He’s living there. In fairness he had an ok stretch before giving up runs in two of his last three outings. If the score holds, we’ll see who it’ll be in a couple minutes.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: perez just came in with a 5 run lead. If you think closer’s generally do that, good luck with those saves. also because of perez, Kaiser will now have a save opp. wilhelmsen’s 2 bad outings were not save situations. He did look terrible in a tie game and got a loss. His last 3 save opp’s resulted in 1-2-3 innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I sure hope so, need those saves…

  214. jimmy says:
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    is Beachy worth a stash if I have 20 moves left?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    zunino has walked 3 times in a row, if this was jackie bradley jr. he’d be called a superstar! But it is good for a guy who’s known to have high K numbers to do this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  216. goodfold2 says:
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    Carmart doesn’t look good here, but that first hit was an error, not a hit. So right now that earned run shouldn’t count. So now that i’m losing ERA is Peavy an activate? I know he’s not if I was still winning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: he did allow the next 2 though. I’d say that inning may have completely blown his chance to start on the 27th. I’m watching it, and everybody made decent contact.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: on lighter note i’ll probably now go 3-9-1 on the week instead of 5-7-1 (thanks hefner and carmart 38.57 ERA today between those 2) but i also will quickly be able to drop him so as to pick up more saves guys on sun. (bastardo/cisnero)

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: got that wrong added up era of carmart and hefner today was 42.43

  217. foolsgold2 says:
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    Leonys Martin or Brantley RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  218. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    That a baby Miller…fuck you franklin!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Brick Frankller say, “No Pawn for you!”

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: I didn’t want it anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: wait a minute, who the f**k is Brick Finkle?

        • Prezz says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Brick Frankller! Wake Up created him.. how long did you spend googling it?? :D

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezz: wait…what? Rick Dangler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Einhorn…Brick Finkle?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: those are some big hemroids

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They are!

  219. OaktownSteve says:
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    A stupid thing to do that I do anyway. I had Miller in two leagues. I dropped him in one where Franklin was available believing that Franklin is probably slightly better but also that, if Miller ends up better at least I won’t get my feelings bruised because I hold Miller in the other league. Fantasy sports are a big head trip, man. Feelings…as if. Sheesh.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      and here comes Ollie to lollygag in mop up duty. Who can blame him? Nobody wants to be a janitor.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @OaktownSteve: ollie perez should watch how to be shitty like bartender.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I want a Sonny Gray jersey…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I dropped franklin in one when Rutledge came back up…bad mistake number one. I got Miller now in the league I need him and not Franklin anywhere so I say up yours Franklin…c’mon Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’ve done the same before… Hedging with yourself…

  220. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    My Davis and Corbin for Kershaw and Moobies has been accepted…..now I don’t have the biggest boobs on my team…..uh I mean pecs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  221. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    after today miller probably won’t be around (surprised he still was in 16 teamer). but if he is by sun late night, i’m guessing i should stash him AND keep Aybar. Could drop an extra RP or Luke Scott.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: really, wow, it’ll work since I really only need 1 extra OF (it’ll be a rotating span/saunders/yelich/urrutia type for 4th OF); dj lemeheiu’s getting dropped when aramis gets back. Just gotta hope that
        1. nobody really takes too much notice of miller after today (i noticed over half of his hits are extra base type like a week ago)
        2. he doesn’t do anything for the next 2 days either.
        this is the same league where i could’ve had franklin for like 2 weeks before he was picked up, but at the time it was just before rutledge was put down (he was hitting fine at that point)

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: isn’t scott only DH eligible, and Franklin really sat that long?

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: yahoo, so scott has 1st, last year he had 1st and OF. If he had OF still i’d keep for sure for choo lefty days. I’m about to try to trade choo for rios. Franklin did sit that long. Only about 5 managers in this league (out of 16) have any idea about prospect call ups, unless they are cardinals. For some reason they know more about pitcher call ups than hitters. I missed out on Franklin due to rutledge, puig from running out of pickups due to saves specs/streaming that week.

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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: oh it’s head to head….it’s pretty easy to get call up info, I know morons who get it same day somehow….too bad they have negative strategy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott

  222. PistolPete says:
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    Would you give up Choo for a 1st rounder in a 5, maybe 6 keeper, 10-team league?
    I have laroche on the bench, and Aram coming off the dl..
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  223. PistolPete says:
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    Would you give up Choo for a 1st rounder in a 5, maybe 6 keeper, 10-team league?
    I have laroche on the bench, and Aram coming off the dl..
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  224. AJ says:
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    Who you rather have Lee, Waino, Scherzer?

  225. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Started Samardzija tonight, and very glad I did. I was fully expecting it to blow up in my face but as I mentioned before, these are his home/road splits:

    Home: 61 IP 5.46 ERA 1.61 WHIP 2.38 K/BB

    Road: 63 IP 2.71 ERA 1.00 WHIP 3.67 K/BB

    Will continue to platoon him from here on out.

    He must be allergic to Cubs fans and/or day games.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee: I rolled with him in both leagues I own him in, and yes I was nervous. But, needed to go for the win and k’s. Nice surprise, for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Coors is risky, but it worked out…

  226. SteveNZ says:
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    I am sick to fucking death of this. My stupid fucking H2H team which was shit before the break has picked up where it left off. .187 today plus Cecil, plus a sonavabenching from Byrd (so I could play that fucking idiot Rajai Davis).

    Of course my opponent’s Myers and Posey just cary on as normal. Fuck them and fuck Ryan Braun who can’t even last a full game.

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      @SteveNZ: Sorry, that should be .172 today. Fuck Goldy, Panda and Lowrie too.

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        Solution: Stick to roto.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: .167

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          @SteveNZ: Jesus Christ, Goldy.

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            heard a pod-cast expert refer to goldy as the harmon killebrew of this generation of ballplayers .

            not that i want to get on the bad side of someone who i suspect has
            “seismic” powers , BUT , maybe a change of avatar might right your ship .

            cust .

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ha, damn, angry man…lol. But, I hear ya…it can drive one nuts. Goes both ways…last week on Friday in one it was looking real grim…I was down 11-0-1…nothing going right…then all of the sudden things started clicking and as of now I am up 7-4-1. I’m sure that doesn’t help to make you feel better, but it makes me feel better, so I said it…ha. But, in all seriousness, my point is I am sure you have been on the other side of the coin, and made up some nice ground when your opponent had some real bad days. It generally evens out, and teams that deserve to make the playoffs generally do…more or less. Now, go have a drink, and enjoy life.

    • Prezz says:
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      @SteveNZ: Steves back!! And Bart is not a happy camper..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  227. Shamwow34 says:
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    Dump Asdrubal for Brad Miller RoS?

    Currently have Zobrist at SS, but wouldn’t mind being able to use his position eligibility to my advantage, and Asdrubal hasn’t really been good enough to do that. Worth the move?

    • Grey

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      I’d hold

  228. smegma says:
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    Any news on Cespedes’s late scratch due to wrist soreness? Got a pending offer for him so don’t want to hear anything too serious.

    • Grey

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      No news yet

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @smegma: derby did something to him. I’d guess not big deal long term, but i don’t think bautista’s thing from a while back started out bad either.

  229. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey man what’s up… Do you know why the hell they to Gaudin out when he was 2 innings away from a shutout???

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Frank Lynch: yeah it’s good for him he wasn’t embarrassed, and didn’t let him getting caught in the media for groping that woman affect his starts.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Pitch count…if you look at his starts they generally pull him around the 85-90 pitch mark. He was at 92…seems to be the max they want him to go, for now. Only been starting again for a little over month after years of being in relief, so It kinda makes sense.

  230. SsS says:
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    Can you rank them RoS? thanks

    AJ Burnett, Bucholz, Tehran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  231. Duke says:
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    So I’m constantly trying to figure out how to improve this roto team that is in 2nd, and I’m about to ask a catcher trade Q! yawp.

    I’m top 2 in HR/RBI/R/SB but almost dead last in OBP. I have a standing offer to get Mauer for AstroCastro and my choice of Moore, Peavy, or Samardidja. My p staff is Darvish, those aforementioned three guys, Teheran, Parker, and Kluber. Erasmo, Cingrani, Beachy, Wheeler are the FA level in this 10-team mix, and most teams are well over the inning limit pace, including mine.

    Make a trade for the guy with the worst ratios of Moore, Peavy, Samardidja or hold?

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      forgot to mention also own Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Peavy

  232. ROBHALLA says:
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    Henry Urrutia <——is THIS a big deal?

    Never heard of him , just picked him up.

    Anyone else taking a shot here?

    • Grey

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      He’s platooning…

  233. letsgobravos says:
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    Supposedly the Garza deal with the Rangers has hit a snag. Please let the fantasy gods flush this deal and he ends up in a pitchers park.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  234. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Points league vacuum ROS:

    Berkman, Wallace, Estrada, Bastardo, Brothers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples and oranges… Estrada, Bastardo

  235. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Is Chad Gaudin lucky or serious? You think Cain turns it around? Drop Erasmo for Ogudo? I have Peavy on DL, finding hard to drop someone. I have these 3 hitters who are potentially droppable, Gardner, McClouth, and Soriano?

    I sound like Thurman Murman in Bad Santa with all these fakin questions, hah.

    Thanks Grey.

    PS: on my iPhone, I actually have an in depth 2 league question where I’m gonna post my rosters and need serious advice when I hit my laptop, so that batch of questions will be coming later.

    Amen, ahem!!!

  236. Worldsfirstanalrapist says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS)

    Would you start Cain @ARI or Eovaldi @MIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  237. TheNewGuy says:
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    7IP, 1 run, 6 Ks, 4Hs….thats so Samardzija!

    The rest of my team was clearly desperate to get back out there. 5HRs, 2QS, 3SVs(!), and 13Ks from my H2H team. 2HRs, 3SBs, 7Ks and a W and a SV from my roto team

    Thank god baseballs back!

    Start Latos today? He’s been a bit icky recently and Ive got a good bunch of starters on my team. Im playing it safe on the Peav straight off the shelf.

    • Grey

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      Yup

  238. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    here’s hope for the rest of us: stay shitty at it to keep your job. from rotowire:”Nobody was more relieved than Chicago’s front office. Gregg entered the game having allowed nine runs over his last 10 appearances, spiking his ERA from 0.77 to 2.97 and damaging his trade value. Gregg never was going to sustain that level of success, and his struggles may end up a blessing for fantasy owners; Gregg’s regression toward the mean may end up keeping him on Chicago’s roster and in the ninth inning.” Boo hoo blake parker owners

  239. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cut an arm, which arm:

    Leake, Turner, Fister, The Peav, Homer, Price (kiddin).

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: turner or leake, probably turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  240. TheNewGuy says:
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    Which of the closers is most likely to get dealt (desperate for saves so need to start set-up man stashing):

    Holland, Street (if so Greg or Thayer?), thats about it folks.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: street, it’d be gregerson, unless he goes back to f’ing up like the last few save opps last time. Somebody’d have to break the door down to get Holland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  241. goodfold2 says:
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    i love the samardzija start and the small minority group of us around here that started him yesterday after 2 terrible starts and was pitching in the worst park ever. The only ones of us who could’ve had to have been like me, losing era by at least a run already. I must feel like the destitute orphan who only gets soiled giveaway toys for Christmas who one year finds a diamond as big as his nose inside a teddy bear so filthy it still smells like urine.

  242. goodfold2 says:
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    who gets benched today only pick one (pick a 2nd too if scott is the pick, he may get benched today)
    dj lemehieu
    gyorko
    beckham
    luke scott (plays a left hander today eck)
    hitter T says gyorko, but I would’ve thought he’d be the best. Him and Dj having BABIP problems lately. Beckham hits in terrible lineup in worst part of it.