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Matt Moore had the line of 5 IP, 8 ER, 13 baserunners, 6 Ks.  But he only allowed one walk!  What?  Like putting frosting on a doodie cupcake?  Like eating only cupcakes for three weeks, then pooping into a cupcake pan?  Do you eat the cupcake ingredients separate, then let them mix in your stomach?  Does it matter?  Either way, Moore was crap.  If you thought he was a sub-2 ERA pitcher, you were lying to yourself.  Remember, it’s okay to lie to others, dangerous when you lie to yourself.  Moore’s xFIP is egregious, which meant he had some regressing to do.  His walks are out of control — literally.  His walks right now are Jonathan Sanchez bad.  Yes, that made me shudder too.  If you build a pitching staff house with a bunch of Jonathan Sanchezes, it’ll be shuttered.  Hopefully, Moore’s next game vs. the Royals will stall further regression and he can cut his walks (and not just when he gets rocked).  If Moore can’t get it together vs. the Royals, he’ll have a tough Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers stretch to get through that might need a lengthy benching, i.e. less Moore is more or less Moore.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Hopefully this is the start of something, since waiting for his power hasn’t been Zobrisk, baby.

Ike Davis – Was demoted to Triple-A.  There, Ike will work on fundamentals like standing five inches closer to the plate.  Maybe he should wear 3-D glasses to help his depth perception, as long as no one in the crowd has a paddle ball.

Matt Harvey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks on Saturday, but was removed with lower back tightness.  Harvey says he’s right as rain.  Then the entire eastern seaboard said there’s nothing right about all of this rain.

Bobby Parnell – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Kazaam!  He’s now given up runs in two of his last three appearances.  I don’t think he’s necessarily out as closer, but I grabbed Lyon up, because I do my waiver wire pickups in an anti-gravity chamber.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (2).  Shades of Dale Murphy right there, when he’s usually Fifty Shades of Okay.

Jon Niese – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  If you waited almost two weeks for this start from Niese, you are a much more patient person than me.  Maybe you can make my customer service calls for me next time because that always makes me lose it.

Giancarlo Stanton – Supposed to return today.  I guess his functional running is ready to become really functional running.  Of course, with my luck, he would return for probably the last start of Gallardo on my team.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-4 as he returned from the 60-day DL.  Here’s what I said recently about him, “People keep asking me (maybe two people total), “What is going on with Morrison?  Should we pick him up?  Do you subscribe to the theory that sardine oil makes a mustache thicker?”  In order:  Morrison is currently working his way back to the majors and is about 10 days to two weeks away.  You should pick him up in NL-Only leagues and mixed leagues deeper than 14 team.  He’s been getting by for a while on good vibes and bad farts.  He really hasn’t looked good since May of 2011.  Sure, in July of 2011 he hit 6 homers, but also .212.  Last year, he had an April of a .310 average and two homers.  He hasn’t been 12-team mixed league viable in over two years.  He’s coming back to play for the MIA Marlins in Crayola Canyon.  Nothing is inspiring here.  Yes, sardine oil can thicken your mustache, but make sure you tell your wife what you’re doing otherwise she might think you’re sleeping with your secretary.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  This was his 2nd homer in the last three games, though he did have a week’s worth of at-bats on Saturday when the Mets played a marathon, man, that was like watching Laurence Oliver pulling out a rotten tooth.

Alexi Ogando – To the DL with shoulder inflammation.  To put that in a more literary manner, his shoulder burns after starting.

Ian Kinsler – Began hitting off a tee.  Now he just has to work his way back through Pee Wees, Little League, High School, college and minors.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4 with his 14th homer.  Now has 4 homes in the last week.  Don’t touch his head!

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Braun could take a cue from Cruz.  If you’re doing ‘roids, at least look like you’re doing ‘roids.

Adam Lind – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He’s hitting about .500 over the last week.  Anagramming Ralph would say, la di DAMN!

Pablo Sandoval -Will undergo an MRI on his left foot.  When his left foot was asked what the problem is, the foot just motioned up.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4 with a homer, his 7th.  When compared to, say, Ike Davis, Belt has been all that and a bag of Funyons, but, in reality, he’s been unable to put together anything longer than a week of hotness here and there.  I could see grabbing Belt if you’re struggling, but that’s partly because I feel like Belt has it in him to be solid, without much evidence to back that up.

Chad Gaudin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks and his second straight solid start as he fills in for Vogelsong.  Gauddamn that’s some good pitching!  He gets the Braves next — belch — but the Marlins at home after that — mmm, that burp tastes like guac.

Marco Scutaro – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, as he hits .332.  As the sign at a prude brothel reads, therein lies the rub.  Solid for counting stats, but two homers?  Non-guac-tasting burp.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 5 ER.  See you again when you get your shizz together.  Until then…Ta!

Lucas Harrell – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K vs. Luis Mendoza with a line of 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This Royals-Astros game was viewed by almost 20,000 people.  Mendoza and Harrell have very large extended families.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  His ERA on the year is 2.00 and WHIP is at 0.89.  Complaining about his K-rate is like bitching your wallet is too heavy.

Jayson Werth – 4-for-7, 1 run, 2 RBIs in the doubleheader.  Does his name value mean anything?  Okay, if it does, it means more than his fantasy value.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-7, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .293.  Meanwhile, Danny Espinosa sick of asking for a cast for his broken wrist, wrapped his wrist in tortillas.

Hector Santiago – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Good enough for me!  He gets the Astros next.  Don’t mind if I do!

Tyler Flowers – 1-for-3 with his 2nd homer in the last three games.  April Flowers brought May hitting the showers early, but he could be getting hot again.

Coco Crisp – 1-for-4 with his 7th homer.  Soak up all his stats now while he’s healthy.  That would get Coco B. Fair’s parrot, Frankie, to squawk.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers.  He doesn’t have nearly the same counting stats, but he has 8 homers and a .273 average vs. Napoli’s 9 homers and a .263.  This reminds me of when The Platters had beef with The Coasters.  Only Salty vs. Napoli war is called, What Can You Do Wop?

David Ortiz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Having a great year at 37, which just shows his biogenetics.

Mike Carp – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting over .400 in the last week.  He’s a platoon player, but so, more or less, is Lind, and Carp has been just as hot of a schmotato.

Chris Perez – Will throw off the mound on Tuesday, and could return in a few weeks.  This comes on the heels of the news that he had a shipment of marijuana arrive at his house addressed to his dog, Brody.  Brody said — through a translator — that he couldn’t find a good section of grass to roll around in, so he took matters into his own paws.  Brody then went on with this paranoid rant about what if this world, as we know it, is just the neighbor’s dog’s dream?

Zach McAllister – Will miss 2-4 weeks with a sore middle finger.  Personally, I’ve never met a friendly middle finger, they’re all sore.

Ryan Raburn – 1-for-3 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s a platoon player that faces lefties, which is a tissue.  You know, a LOOGY killer.

Austin Jackson – Hopes to return by next weekend.  Considering he’s been out for almost a month, it’s about time, Inaction Jackson.

Jose Alvarez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks as he filled in for Anibal while he tries to mend a sore shoulder.  Alvarez’s minor league numbers up until this year are yawnstipating.  Always been solid with his control, but this year he’s’ getting Ks with no walks.  That me likey.  His stuff, no likey so much.  He looks destined to be a reliever that caught the Indians ill-prepared.  Depending how long Anibal is out, Alvarez is nothing but an AL-Only flyer.  And if in your league AL stands for the first two letters of a player’s last name, he’s even more valuable.

Don Kelly – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  LL Donkey!

Jeff Locke – 5 2/3 IP, 1 Hit, 7 Walks, 6 Ks.  With all of those BBs, he’s lucky he didn’t shoot his eyes out.

Edwin Jackson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I’ve been waiting for this game for about two months now.  He’s been crazy unlucky for the entire season and all he might need is a confidence boost.  He gets the Mess in Metco next time out.  Stream-o-Nator likes that start and so do I.

Brett Gardner – 4-for-5, 1 RBI and his 10th steal.  And he don’t take no jive from no Western Union messenger.  Don’t get it?  Guess you needed to Being There.

David Phelps – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the M’s.  Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario, streamed him for this game.  Great, awesome, adjective, but I dropped him for a different streamer already.

Ryan Braun – Exited the game with thumb soreness.  This is the same injury he’s been nursing for weeks.  When you’re nursing a thumb injury, you look like Linus and your fantasy value smells like Pigpen.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and 11th homer.  This was his first homer since May 27th and his average has fallen 70 points in the last month.  Granted, his overall numbers still look solid at .316 with 11 homers and 12 steals.  I think his average will be .270 by July 1st.  I’m willing to put imaginary money below where my ‘stache resides.

Kyle Lohse – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Phillies.  I usually only mention what team a pitcher went against when the team is really good or really bad.  So, what does vs. the Phillies mean?  Well, if you can get out Domonic Brown, they don’t mean a whole lot.  Their only offense yesterday was Humberto Quintero.  The most interesting thing about him is he weighs exactly a quarter more than Humberto Quadtero.

Jim Henderson – 1 IP, 0 ER as he returned from the DL.  I see no reason why the Brewers won’t return him to the closer role, but it’s worth holding K-Rod until one of them gets another save.  I’d hold K-Rod loosely though because he will body slam you.  “Member what I did to my stepfather?  What makes you think you got carte Blanche Devereaux?!”  That’s K-Rod who is a big Golden Girls fan.

Luke Gregerson – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and barely got out of it with a save the night before.  The Padres might look to relieve some of their ninth inning headaches with Thayer.

Dexter Fowler – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 11th steal.  Rudy recapping our Tout Wars draft, “I rejected Grey’s suggestion of (drafting) Adam Jones because I think he is a member of the Bernie Williams/Curtis Granderson/Dexter Fowler All-Stars (seemingly fast guys who just are not good at stealing bases).”  And that’s me burning Rudy’s ears!

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  While a bomb is nice, it’s not great when the only hit they get is a homer.  Pujols has now had five homers where it was the only hit he got in that game.  If his heel is still barking, I wouldn’t be surprised if he hits the DL or if Brody Perez starts humping it.

Josh Hamilton – 0-for-5, hitting .212.  Everything was in place for him to have a huge season, but he’s so cold Hamilton goes Burr, showing the duality of man.

Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer as he hits .306.  On our Player Rater, he’s the 5th best outfielder, right after Carlos Gonzalez, Davis, Trout and Brown.  Solid company to keep, assuming the host has ordered enough for five guys and not four.

J.J. Hardy – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .270.  Not sure what’s crazier, that he’s batting third, or that it makes sense.  As the fireman says, I’ll go with the latter.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs with his 10th homer.  Meanwhile, his compadre in old, Carlos Beltran went 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I like this friendly rivalry they have going on.  Maybe they can send a raven to Pujols.

Jon Jay – 3-for-3, 2 runs.  The Federalist has now hit in five straight, but is only hitting around .250 in the last week.  Jon Jay, you are always so democratic with your stats.

Erik Kratz – To the DL after hearing ‘some pop’ in his left knee.  If I heard any Michael Jackson from my knee, I’d be alarmed too.

Chase Utley – Says he should be ready in about a week.  Wait until he returns to find out the Phillies are only going with one hitter a game.

Dan Uggla – 2-for-2, 4 RBIs and two homers (13) and third in the last two games, as he raises his average to .193.  Even though I admittedly have no idea what ESPN ownership numbers mean, he’s not at 100% owned, but he should be, because it looks like he’s about to go on one of his crazy streaks.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.44.  Mike Minor?  C’mon, homey, he major.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-5.  This little Puiggy went wee, wee, wee all the way to Cooperstown.

Hanley Ramirez – Has been sitting out with a recurrence of his hamstring injury and is now headed for an MRI.  Too bad that 20% of the 30% he gives every game happens to be in his hamstring.  Hanley said, “I just want to get back on the field…Oh, I now realize how that sounds, sorry.  I mean, I want to get my back on the field.  I wanna lay in the grass like Brody Perez.”

Matt Kemp – Mattingly said he “hit a little bit of a snag” in his rehab.  Imagine his health is a sweater with two kittens laying in chaise lounge chairs.  Okay, now picture he snagged it and the sweater unraveled and now it’s two headless kittens.  He’s not so purrfect.

  1. RyKo says:
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    Great read as always Grey! Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RyKo: No problem, thanks!

  2. Eric W says:
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    Apparently the $20 Mattingly spent on the Kemp voodoo doll that he found on Etsy at 5 in the morning really paid off! The spooky part when he checked his internet browser history the next day so he could go back and buy an Ethier doll the Etsy store had disappeared!!! (all though he did find a sweet Pete Roses light switch thing) http://www.etsy.com/listing/121820181/cincinnati-reds-pete-rose-light-switch?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=pete+rose&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric W: Haha, although flipping the light on would be like playing with Rose’s dislocated rib…

    • mc serch says:
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      @Eric W: just ordered it!

        • Sal Paradise says:
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          @Grey: haha i never left…was using my Sal Paradise nom de plume for awhile in tribute to Sal Perez’s journey to find himself in South America …now I’m just schizo…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha!

  3. Virinder says:
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    Drop Niese for Gerrit Cole??

    • Giant Gigantes says:
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      @Virinder: drop niese for any kind of Coal

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Giant Gigantes: this was good, great when you notice that Niese isn’t capitalized, and coal is.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Virinder: I think I would Niese has been awful. 39:29 K:BB ratio – owww

  4. emporersmonkey says:
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    Recently made a trade in my league and one of the guys is bitching and moaning about how “unfair” it is and that I am ripping the other guy off. Figured I would come here for some unbiased opinions.

    I give Rizzo, Victorino and Latos
    I get Votto.

    What do you think?

    • Giant Gigantes says:
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      @emporersmonkey: 3 for 1s are usually rip offs

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Giant Gigantes: that’s not answering his question. His question was is THIS trade a rip-off. Rizzo isn’t that far from Votto on many player raters, unless it’s an OBP/OPS one. even then, throwing in a great pitcher along with a decent OF, I’d rather have the 3. Only way i’d not make this trade if Victorino had little value, like if i already had too many good OF’ers. screw that, even then i would just to get latos.

    • Cooper says:
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      @emporersmonkey: It’s hard to say without seeing both teams rosters but you actually probably gave up too much.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @emporersmonkey: I’ve never been a Latos fan, and you consolidate into the best player. Given a 10-teamer with nice waiver fodder, I like it. No way someone can bitch and call this unfair. It probably helps both teams, he needs to cram it.

    • Mike says:
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      @emporersmonkey: I think is is fair – I am not sure which side is better off. If the guy you traded with had holes everywhere – this helps him a lot. Assuming you have good SP and OF coverage, you did fine too. It is better than a lot of deals I see go through. My two cents.

    • Rodney says:
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      @emporersmonkey: Not remotely unfair. Rizzo + Latos ALONE for Votto is probably fair. I’m not sure which side I’d prefer.

      • Mike says:
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        @Rodney: I agree – I was thinking the same thing – Rizzo and Latos were enough.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @emporersmonkey: Nobody in their right mind can bitch about that trade. Are your league mates from 2011 where nobody had heard of Rizzo?

      • Mike says:
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        @Moose Out Front: Unfortunately – I am in one league where I cannot get a box of cracker jacks for Rizzo. Must be no Cubs fans there.

    • royce! says:
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      @emporersmonkey: Your leaguemate is ill informed, to put it lightly. That’s an absolutely fair trade.

  5. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    If you owned Stanton and Lind on the same team, which one would you bench for next week?

    AJ Burnett vs SF(Cain)
    Gio Gonzalez @ CLE (Masterson)

    AJ is in my lineup right now, would you switch it up?

    Thanks Grey, happy to see you posting tonight.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mr. Fister Furbush: your pitchers are so good that you have to bench one of those 2 pitchers? With problems like those who needs solutions? (kidding)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Fister Furbush: Nah I stick with AJ. Panda is hurt again, and without him the lineup is Posey then midgets. I think I’d play Stanton, Lind is on fire, but despite a homer yesterday was hitting almost exclusively singles.

  6. troy says:
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    needed a pitcher traded howard for maholm what you think? not a big fan of maholm but really didnt need howard at all…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @troy: if you didn’t need howard (who’s mostly useless now, anyway) and that was the top pitcher you could’ve got, what you (me, anybody) worry?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @troy: Yup sounds like it worked well

    • Teblow! says:
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      @troy: Wish I could get Maholm for Howard. Hell, I wish I could turn the clock back and not draft that piece of shite altogether!

  7. goodfold2 says:
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    I’ll start the string of 27 or so Gyorko replacement questions.
    1. DJ Lemath or Boneface for starting 2b while Gyorko’s rubbing his groin in the less fun way. Hitter T loves the DJ.
    2. Amarista or Pena or De Rosa for futility batter. Could just own both dj and boneface instead though, used for A.Ramirez off days, which are finally shrinking.
    3.Blanks/Colvin/Van Sylke. which is worst? I don’t mean skills I mean expected production. Hitter T hates Blanks but he’s kicking ass AND playing most of the time. Colvin’s probably best but unless Helton/Cargo gets really hurt getting 1.5 at bats per game ain’t cool. Why not give him EYJ’s spot, as he’s been terrible for a while now.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @goodfold2: I think Bonifacio, slightly better shot at steals IMO. Given you need a little steals boost, I’d own those two, don’t like any of those other guys particularly. Yea the Rockies hate Colvin for some reason, I think Van Slyke is the worst though, he’s going to get no PT when all those outfielders are back.

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        @JB Gilpin: when you say those 2, you mean boneface AND dj of the math or boneface and one of those other 3 guys? Until last week when I had 0 steals i was 2nd out of 16 in steals. Weakest in RBI’s.
        2. the OF question wasn’t for rest of season as much as short term. Any sighting of healthy crawford will instantly throw van slyke back into trash heap. Of course Alonso coming back would likely do same thing to Blanks. Rockies do hate their best fantasy hitters Rutledge/Colvin but it may be notable that in 2 high leverage spots in 2 out of 2 days he did pinch hit and proved somewhat useful.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @goodfold2: DJ and Bonefish Grill. I think you keep hoping for steals, they’re tough to come by this year MLB is down across the board. Aha then right now, I’d probably go Blanks until he cools

  8. bossmanjunior says:
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    This would probably sound nuts in any other context, but Staton v. Gallardo or Frazier @ Feldman? Obviously Stanton didn’t have a hit in any of his rehab games, bur then again Frazier hasn’t done much against Feldman in limited at bats. Hopefully this wont even be much of a tough decision sooner than later.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @bossmanjunior: Yea coming off the DL makes it a valid question, but I like Stanton. Gallardo gives up so many homers it’s infuriating.

  9. Matt Pascale says:
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    Grey,

    As a History teacher, I appreciate the Hamilton/Jay references today.

    On another note, our league leader has Jean Segura on his team and loves him so much that he renamed his squad to Poursum Segura on Me. I thought you might enjoy that!

    Thanks for all the great information you put out for us each day!

  10. Scott says:
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    Is cole safe to start this week as a two start option or too risky?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: I wouldn’t say safe, but I don’t think that risky either. I’d do it.

  11. liz says:
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    always loving ur reads!

    tommy milone in the waivers. considering h2h playoffs, shoulda drop J-fer for milone?

    thinking J-fer might get shut down around august maybe?

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @liz: Already considering the playoffs, must be doing well! Yea I like that move

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @liz: Check the A’s schedule and see if he’s pitching at home during championship week. Good to see one or The Four in action this morning.

      • liz says:
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        @Moose Out Front: thats a great way to prepare for the PO. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @liz: Thanks! Agree with JB

  12. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    if anybody lives in the Orange County area the board of safety has issued an all points bulletin to all residents in at least a 30 mile radius. It’s true. These aren’t just rumors put out there by gun shop owners (but some sectors are reporting shops staying open 24/7 since June 9th) and/or white supremacists. He’s back. Titus Young (Sr.) is free on the streets. No handcuffs. Yet. If you ever intended on stocking up on bullets/mace at a discount, you’ve missed the boat. For more info read here: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9357519/titus-young-posts-bond-released-jail. Paranoid conspiracists claim the bond may or may not have been paid for by local anti-minority groups. Do not worry yourself with how he’s out. But he is.

  13. Top o’ the mornin’ to you, Grey.

    I grabbed Josh Reddick in a 14-team redraft roto league with daily lineup changes, where I have a big need for HR and RBI. I have five other OF: both Upton brothers, Marte, Choo, and Ellsbury. I have a good feeling about Reddick going forward.

    But I’m also sailing with Hosmer as my main 1B, with Frazier sometimes a good fit if Hosmer faces a lefty, and Corey Hart returning from the DL in a couple of weeks. So with those OF and 1B options, you can see why I need power.

    My questions: Am I better off grabbing Logan Morrison, Mike Carp, or Kyle Banks in lieu of Reddick (or BJ Upton)? Or is the downgrade of power I’d get too great even given the limits of my 1B options?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Enrique: Nah I like Reddick the best out of those guys. Been pretty solid since returning from the DL

      • @JB Gilpin: I do like Reddick more than Morrison, Blanks, or Carp. But it’s really a question of whether I’ll get more production out of him behind the Uptons, Ellsbury, Marte and Choo, or out of one of the 1B behind only Hosmer.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Enrique: I think Reddick could outdo BJ, with a solid 40/60 odds.

    • @Enrique: Update: Blanks gone, but Carp and Morrison are still available.

        • @Grey: Morrison over Carp is helpful info, thanks.

          I think my main question goes a step beyond that: In a 14-team redraft roto league, is adding Morrison to the options at 1B (Hosmer/Frazier) more or less valuable than having Reddick and BJUpton in an OF that already includes JUpton, Marte, Ellsbury, and Choo? Keep in mind that it’s a team that has speed and runs, but needs HR and RBI.

          It may be best to hold. But if it is worth picking up Morrison, who is the drop?

          Many thanks! Next time it’ll be a simple A or B question, promise!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hold off on Morrison there…. He’s not worth it over those other guys yet…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  14. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Votto + Altuve = Trumbo + Puig

    Which side do you like in a 12 team keeper?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cutch’s Dreads: Votto side. Pretty far and away the best player.

  15. Doorstop says:
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    Im throwing Teheran at SD tomorrow for sure, but what about Miley vs LAD?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doorstop: Man Miley has been brutal I’d avoid. Plus he has to pitch to Puig! Haha

      • Doorstop says:
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        @JB Gilpin: My thoughts exactly on Puig. Mileys too rollercoasteresque for me right now.

  16. Mike G says:
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    A small black man gave me a message for Raphael. It was to drop Gardner on his no-stealing ass. What gives? It was just his elbow or something last year, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike G: he’s got 10 steals that’s not too bad! Plus the 6 homers are gravy. The injury shouldn’t be holding him up, but steals are down across the MLB for some reason right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike G: HAHA… He was hurt last year, yeah

  17. ashtray says:
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    Is there a phrase for stud relievers who suddenly forget how to pitch when they finally get their chance to close? Guys like Gregerson and Robertson?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @ashtray: I know what you mean, but robertson had like 2 attempts last year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ashtray: Deer in the headlights?

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray:

      Found it. Apparently it’s “cuddle boy” although I’m not sure how that makes sense.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @ashtray: Cause they’re only good with Holds.

        • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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          @Grey: HA!

  18. Travis says:
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    Great read Grey!

    Help me out here:
    Lind or LaRoche at 1b
    Marte or Maybin in OF for steals?
    Ozuna, or one of the above non-chosen 4, in Util

    I’m thinking Lind, Marte, LaRoche–but Ozuna and Maybin are nice too.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Travis: If you can do daily moves I tweak based on matchups. ROS I like LaRoche, Marte (although probably a few less steals but better in everything else), then probably Lind. So we agree!

      • Travis says:
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        @JB Gilpin: can do daily moves, but just concerned which ones to roster. Thanks!

  19. scott says:
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    Mornin Grey, great read as usual!
    Best pitcher ROS. Scherzer, Zimmerman, Greinke, or Weaver…
    I initially thought Scherzer til I saw the garbage teams he’s played this year. Whatcha think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scott: I am never the biggest Scherzer fan, but right now tough to not say JZ. Tough call tho, they’re all studs and fairly even, obviously Scherzer wins Ks.

      • scott says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so if you were aiming for 1 in a trade it would be Zim?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @scott: Yup sounds good for Scherzer, but like I said I’ve never been all in on him, still think JZ but so close, can’t fault your instinct.

      • scott says:
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        @JB Gilpin: actually Detroits schedule last 2 months has A LOT of whitesox, twins, seattle, mets, marlins, royals in it. Might need to go Scherzer.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @scott: that’s the easiest schedule i’ve ever seen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: Scherzer, Zimmermann

  20. justin says:
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    12 team keeper league which side

    Craig ryu parker
    Or
    Weiters kinsler wacha skaggs

    Thank you for your insight and for all the hard work on a day to day basis

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @justin: Man… tough one I think I lean Wieters Kinsler side, as C and 2B positions boost then a tick.

  21. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Start Bailey tonight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: I definitely would

  22. BluePulaski says:
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    Please rank:
    Cain, Gio, Weaver ROS?
    Hellickson, Miley, Lackey ROS?

    Also, can you give me a few SPs to target in a trade with me offering Miley/H. Bell?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BluePulaski: Weaver then, ugh, I so don’t want to and might get laughed at, but Lackey. Yikes! Miley/Bell for Cobb? Might not work

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @JB Gilpin: for one, anybody can see how bad miley’s been in almost all of last 4 or so starts. Anybody doing 4 extra minutes of homework may notice Bell could lose closer job in like 3 weeks or less. The news REALLY flipped on how long Putz was expected out. Wasn’t it only 3 weeks ago he may miss whole season? Now it’s back in 2-4 weeks? WTF! Even happier i flipped him with Odorizzi and Brothers for Aybar/Medlen. Maybe only 5 weeks after that trade it’ll look like extreme trade rape when opp ends up with 2 set-up men (or even one 7 inning guy) and a left in AAA for being terrible SP vs a solid number 3 SP at worst in 16 teamer and a mediocre everyday starting SS on good offense.

        all a longggggg winded version of hope somebody will make that trade with you.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jason batteiger: I think Bell has a 50/50 shot to hold onto the role even if Putz returns. Then Putz will get hurt again as well.

        • @jason batteiger: I bet you a quarter Putz either gets hurt again or gets treated so delicately he can only pitch every third day or something like that. From the day Putz is reactivated, I’m thinking still — easily — gets the majority of saves.

  23. Blue says:
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    Heads up, Krod gets saves til 300 career (298 now). Then Henderson is back.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blue: Ehhhh I don’t think the Brewers will do that. KRod will fall his way into those opps through the season. Henderson looks great still

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Blue: Negative. Saw a quote yesterday that said Henderson is his closer but they would try to get k-rod to 300. Meaning he’ll get the opportunities when hendo is unavailable.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moose Out Front: @Blue: Yup he’s right I didn’t see that quote. Although if he blows one, he’s out. Like how Hoffman didn’t quite get to 600 right away.

  24. Ryan G says:
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    Is Matt Kemp an elite player?

    I ponder this as he is on my DL rotting away after he rotted away my CF slot for 2 months…

    He has really only had 1 good season plus 1 good month. Should we hold him in such high regard?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan G: I’d argue he’s had 2 great seasons (09 and 11) and then good seasons in 08 10 and last year, despite missing time. Definitely fringe, I would say no though, but it’s more a matter of semantics of how you define elite (i.e. he’s not a first round pick is that how’d you’d define it?)

      • Ryan G says:
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        @JB Gilpin: maybe i should just define as he is an elite frustration…

        In our points league, his 2010 was slightly below average due to his k . I owned him in 2011 which was sexy, traded end of year, didnt miss him last year, then got him back this year…and he sucks lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan G: Hah I can buy that! Ah the K rate does make that a little different, sucks he’s blowin out hammies for ya!

    • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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      @Ryan G: I never liked Kemp, I give him credit for a couple great years, but I think those were flukes. He’s injury prone, and I always stay away from him on draft day. And I always watch someone grab him first round. A waste in my opinion

  25. Jason says:
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    Start Bailey @ CHC today? I’ve been getting slaughtered in pitching. yesterday my combined ERA was 11.57, with Moore, Parnell, Uehera, Wilson (PIT). My ERA for year is at an all-time high of 4.21 and it’s been getting worse and worse the last 2 weeks. Closest team to me has a 3.91 ERA. I just cannot deal with these continued BS stats. Sorry, needed to vent a little there.

    • Jason says:
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      Just noticed a post above about Bailey. Mr. Rickey, if things to to crap you can blame me and my crappy luck this season……

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Ugh, sorry man that sucks… But I would start Bailey. Haha you guys can vent at me together if he blows

      • Jason says:
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        I’m still in second in an 11 team league. If my pitching comes around, which it could, still early, I believe I should be fine. The guy in first, in my opinion is riding on guys that are playing above what they should be. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jason: Haha I know that feeling… Hopefully they regress!

  26. Wilsonian says:
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    I hate catcher questions, but here’s another one for ya:

    I have McCann. He’s been yawnstipating as of late. Not to mention I’m carrying his worthless teammate in JUp and Uggla. Do I hang tight with him or grab Sal who looks like the ghost of his abuela has taught him how to go 2 for 4 with an RBI as opposed to his usual 1 for 4? Or do I grab someone like Salty, who at least appears to do something every now and then?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: forgot to mention, 8 Team H2H.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: I would say keep McCann in a H2H his power potential is worth holding on to. Sal will only help your AVG and do nothing else.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: 7 homers in 87 at bats, most of which came right off the heels of a decent term injury. You could simply use whichever stat you need most during that part of week. Runs/avg go Perez now that he’s 3 hole. Homers/OPS McCann. Rbi’s i’ll bet from this point forward could be toss up if Perez stays in useful part of order.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @JB Gilpin: @goodfold2: yeah, I’m actually leaning Perez. It looks like he’s coming around. He won’t win a HR title, but I could use some runs and some hits. McCann seems to be all or nothing. If he doesn’t hit a HR, he doesn’t get a hit. Now that Perez is back, he’s been raking. But then again, Salty has been raking, as well, looks like he might be a decent option if he can continue this.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Wilsonian: I actually took a shot on Salty for the week. I’ll give him a few days in my lineup and watch Sal. It’s a small league so I doubt anyone will pick up Perez or McCann if I decide to make a change in the next few days.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Wilsonian: That sounds very wise, in H2H I like the all or nothing guys more as they won’t kill ya. But can’t fault playing any of those guys.

        • Sal Paradise says:
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          @Wilsonian: @JB Gilpin: @goodfold2: Sal Perez moved to third in order and supposedly is going to stay there awhile…could see more rbis from him going forward…

  27. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Hey Grey and JB,
    All things considered, which side wins:
    Choo/M.Carpenter/Medlen or A.Gonz/SalPerez/Lowrie?

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! Think I’m gonna pull the trigger, Matt C can’t keep up the pace!

  28. Jon says:
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    Drop Frazier, Lind, Reddick, Joyce or BJ to activate Giancarlo today? I’d prefer to drop one of the OF if it’s at all close since I have too many OF on my roster already.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Yea I think I’d drop Joyce

  29. Mike says:
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    Good Morning Grey!

    Should I drop Tim Lincecum for Zack Wheeler or wait for the call up or even the first start?

    Any other borderline/over-the-cliff pitches that you would crop for Wheeler…

    Jonathon Niese
    Marco Estrada
    Trevor Cahill
    Wade Miley

    I ask because I am starting to see a run on Wheeler since the run on Cole has petered out.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: I think I’d drop Niese Estrada or Miley for Wheeler. All have been pretty brutal. Maybe my Brewers bias, like Estrada the best, but don’t feel great about it, so one of the other 2

      • Mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB Gilpin. The list of pitchers is actually not on the same roster – thankfully – but across a number of teams as the back-ends of my rosters. I guess my questions is more like – Would you drop the last pitcher on your roster for Wheeler and that pitcher is one of the following?

        Jonathon Niese
        Marco Estrada
        Tim Lincecum
        Trevor Cahill
        Wade Miley

        I like Estrada and Lincecum best of the bunch above, but they give me stomach aches at times.

        Thanks…

        Mike.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mike: Yea I agree with you, I would on half of those teams

          • Mike says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Would you drop Lincecum for Wheeler or wait for a Wheeler start first?

            Thanks!

            Mike.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Mike: I think i wait on Wheeler for a start, Lincecum is by no means good, but K rate still there and usable.

              • Mike says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Thanks and unfortunately I agree on Lincecum.

  30. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    should I take Kyle Blanks seriously? would you take him over LameMO?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Right now I take Blanks, but I’m not taking him too serial.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey, on the blanks thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. natty lite says:
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    Ugh Moore killed me last week. If he has a good start this week, does he have any trade value left? I’m getting nervous about september and shelby miller.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @natty lite: Sure Moore has value I think a lot of people like him. But as you said, wait til he has a hot start or too hopefully with a double-digit K game.

  32. Jon says:
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    Marte+Hammel for Garza+Brantley in a keeper league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: I’d want Marte, think he’s best player + upside.

      • Jon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I feel that way, too (Marte side is mine). What if it was Panda instead of Brantley?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jon: Probably wouldn’t do it then despite Panda’s unreal injury history. Frustrating! I guess I can eat away my sorrow…

  33. Mike says:
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    Too damn funny …

    Pablo Sandoval -Will undergo an MRI on his left foot. When his left foot was asked what the problem is, the foot just motioned up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks!

  34. Frank says:
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    Great work as always. I should have listened last month re: Moore.

    Moore, Pence, Santana for Shields and Heyward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank: I like Shields and Heyward side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank: Thanks! Agree with JB

  35. What the freak do you do with Ryan Howard?

    No one wants a veritable platoon player with a bad knee who has zero pop anymore. At the same time it feels weird dumping him. Thoughts?

    Also, Uggla vs. Franklin?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Mike says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: I felt weird too – but I did drop Ryan Howard for Mark Teixeira and it is a minor upgrade.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: I think you hold onto him as painful as it is. Still want Uggla ROS. But both of those guys are tough, I wouldn’t fault dumping either but wouldn’t unless solid wire adds

      • @JB Gilpin:

        JB – Thanks for the advice.

        The thing about backups: If they don’t play, or they’re only average if they do, there’s kind of no point right? Maybe its best to go with the best available…

        • @Sixto Lescano:

          Thanks Mike, too, and Grey I’d like to hear your thoughts on all this.

          I guess, to sum up, I’d be asking:

          1) rank em in order: Carter, Gattis, Howard

          and

          2) Uggla or Franklin

          thanks again!

  36. jamie says:
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    keeper league

    Goldy ( 9$) for my Puig (7$) & Carlos Gomez ( who cares)

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @jamie: I’m taking Goldy there and feeling pleasured.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jamie: Yea I want Goldy, but very close and why “who cares” about Gomez? Dude is unreal and still not that old.

      • jamie says:
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        Ha he was 18$ this year Don’t think he”d be somone i’d keep at that price in a 10 player keeper so he’d go back in the pool. He’s been great this season but i’m still skeptical he can keep this up. I think a slump is coming if its not already here.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jamie: I think his AVG goes down, but his speed will keep him from a fantasy slump.

  37. Jason says:
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    What are your thought about Pineda and what he could bring to the table once he’s back with the Yanks??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: I’m not buying into anything until we see a few starts first. Man I loved having him that rookie year, despite falling off a tad. So fun to watch. But that shoulder injury was horrible, so I’m not touching him until he shows he can still bring it.

  38. Russ says:
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    Anyone find it interesting that the King of the Hammy Whammy Mark McGwire is in Dodger Blue? With his gray dusted goatee he’s now the hitting coach for the best DL in baseball all with Hammy Whammy’s. Crawford, Hanley, Kemp, and Ellis is still hobbled. I’m convinced that Creatine is to blame but I find the coincidence shocking. Does anyone still take that supplement? Puig might be next. By the way, interesting stat of the day, McGwire is the one player in baseball with the lowest number of triples in 5000 ABs. He hit 6.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Russ: Interesting about the triples, don’t wanna strain those hammies! Man what a disaster in LA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ: Interesting

  39. MetsMess says:
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    Grey would you stream any of the below 3 this week?

    Harang vs. Hou SoN $10.5
    Norris @ Sea SoN $10.4
    Figaro @ Mia SoN $14

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @MetsMess: i guarantee you he says no to Figaro, i’m about to ask Rudy why Figaro keeps getting the Blanton treatment from SON.

      • @goodfold2: Figaro’s projections were as a reliever which makes ERA/WHIP/K all look better. I have added a correction going forward for all guys projected as relievers.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MetsMess: Hah, I wouldn’t any of these guys in a 10-teamer. Norris’ career road numbers are horrrrrrrrrible, Figaro won’t pitch deep, but then again gives up homers and is in a good pitcher’s park. Not touching Harang. I’d want Figaro if I had to.

      • MetsMess says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        this is in a 12 team league with 29 man rosters, forgot to mention that

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @MetsMess: Closer but probably still avoid all

      • MetsMess says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    What do you think of Andrew McCutchen for Gordon and Howard? 12 team mixed/redraft

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steven: I wand McCutchen, not too close

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steven: Haha want*

  41. Justin Up says:
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    Which side of this deal do you like better–Braun and Howard for Trumbo and Heyward?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Justin Up: trumbo side

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin Up: I like Braun side. Best player

  42. liz says:
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    i want to buy low on J Cueto.

    i offered medlen for cueto. wht do u think?

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @liz: Interesting offer, I’d want Cueto but is close(ish) due to injuries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @liz: Take Medlen

  43. Jman says:
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    10 team roto, in 4th place purely cuz of poor stats across the board; OBP league too. I dropped JJ Hardy for Nick Franklin’s avg and OBP. Hope that works out because I do need HR..

    Question. Pending on waivers right now is me dropping Will Myers for Ozuna..
    -Should I cancel the waiver? I need HR and RBI and Runs, but also avg and hits…..Ozuna or Wil Myers? Thank you Mr. Grey

    I also just dropped Joyce for Carp. Will be riding the hot hand in that slot until Carp gets cold. Pitching wise I can drop Wheeler for Porcello if it’s advised…..

    • Chris says:
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      @Jman: you don’t need an expert to tell you that dropping Myers for Ozuna is a stupid idea. Ozuna hasn’t really shown any power. Cancel the move now!

      • Jman says:
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        @Chris:

        Consider that waiver cancelled. Thank you.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jman: You dropped JJ? Don’t like that. I prefer Myers, should be up pretty soon. Never been a Joyce fan, so don’t mind riding the hot bat. Definitely want Porcello, looks awesome, developed and using 4 pitches now, still only 24, great team and park to pitch for, I think he’s way undersold right now. I snatched him up everywhere I could.

      • Jman says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Grey opted for Franklin over JJ when I asked about my OBP leage, so I made the switch, but I am a bit regretting it. O well. I guess I’ll ride the hot SS bat at a time while Starlin just kills an extra slot id have on the bench!!! effin Starlin Marlin, weak sauce!

        Si drop Wheeler for Porcello? Also got my eye ont this Archer guy, but he’s a bit fresh yet.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jman: Haha, stupid Starlin indeed! Yup love Porcello, my comments are becoming a Porcello man love blog down here!

  44. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings.

    12 team dynasty.

    Need pitching. My Choo/Altuve for his Darvish/Eaton or Billy Hamilton?

    I have Profar Gyorko and Segura.

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Flayed Man: I’d rather Eaton, I don’t trust Hamilton is better than a Dee Gordon once in the Majors. And I like the deal, you need pitching Darvish is an ace to 2020.

  45. papasmurf says:
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    I am rooting for Rendon, so that I can drop Lawrie. Even Headley is getting close. I didn’t realize he has been SO bad over the last month. No wonder my team’s sunk into second division. Terrible moves that backfire plus terrible plays = stone in water.

    We have a new Lindsanity! He’s the first waiver guy who’s homered for me since early April! And also breaks my two/three week streak of not getting a single lineup move correct.

    And Stanton returns! Maybe there’s light at the end of the smurfin’ tunnel.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @papasmurf: Papa! I knew you could turn it around! Smurf it to em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: That’s the most positive I’ve heard you in 3 years…

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: That cannot be true. Seriously. I’ve posted plenty of positive things.

        Although given my luck, the negative far outweights the positive…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Prolly, was kidding…

          • papasmurf says:
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            @Grey: But it is more fun to dwell on the negative. :D

            Who needs fluffy wuffy everything’s great posts? My beard’s fluffy enough!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  46. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Give Skaggs one more chance against San Diego this weekend or drop him and stream Edwin? Maybe I’m better off using that roster spot to stash erasmo ramirez? Not long now before he’s up

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fried Fish Fan: I don’t think staching (hah) Erasmo is necessary, never been a huge fan, and I give Skaggs one more shot.

  47. Moose Out Front says:
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    “Will undergo an MRI on his left foot. When his left foot was asked what the problem is, the foot just motioned up.”

    “Braun could take a cue from Cruz. If you’re doing ‘roids, at least look like you’re doing ‘roids.”

    lulz. funny stuff.

  48. Chris says:
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    JB/Grey,

    Ok, so when the hell can we expect to see Myers in the OF for the Rays this season? I though a call-up was imminent, but I just read an article that said that the story leaked about Myers being recalled in about 10 days was not corroborated by Rays officials. It’s not going to take an injury to one of the current Rays OFs to get this kid to The Show, is it? What do you make of the Myers situation and when do you think we can see him in Tampa Bay blue? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I think late this month. He’s heating up and I don’t think it will take an injury. However, I don’t think he’s playing every day unless there is that injury. I think he’s fringe 10-team material due to PT unless someone is hurt.

  49. Shane says:
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    Should I drop Haren or Dempster for either of Wandy or Cashner?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shane: Haren for Cashner I like

  50. Jon McGough says:
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    What do I do with Chase Headley? Getting fed up with him. I want to bench him but my other options at UTIL are Dunn or Carlos Quentin this week. I realize its a crapshoot but who do I roll with this week? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon McGough: Ugh I hear ya. I play Quentin.

  51. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I can’t make my mind up on this one.

    I probably will not get him, but Albert Pujols just hit the wire.

    My 1Bs are:

    Adrian Gonzalez
    Anthony Rizzo
    Paul Goldschmidt

    I can’t afford to roster another 1B – so do I drop Gonzalez or Rizzo or hold?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • S John says:
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      @Mike: Hysterical.

      • Mike says:
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        @S John: I can’t explain drops some times – I bet Albert just came off the can’t cut list at ESPN. I think he picked up Carp or some other player.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Wow. Someone really dropped him? Crazy. I hold those guys, drop your worst player for Albert, and trade two of those guys in a package deal.

      • Mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin: This is a weord league where nobody is interested in a good 1B. I have spent all year trying to trade Rizzo and Gonzalez – not even a counter offer.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mike: Sounds like you need a better, more active league then! Hah

          • Mike says:
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            @JB Gilpin: My trades have actually been rejected many times like when I asked for Prado to fill a need. So sometimes I do get a response. Rizzo for Prado seemed like a fair swap and I was lit up.

            Oh well…

            Mike.

  52. Josh says:
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    Trade question here:
    I gave up Shelby Miller, Ben Zobrist, Pedro Alvarez and Jurikson Profar
    I received Evan Longoria, Starlin Castro, and Michael Wacha.

    How’d I do?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Josh: Standard redraft, I think you did well getting the best hitter by far and pretty solidly the second best in Castro.

  53. liz says:
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    just got offered joeybats and sale for my braun.

    in H2H, im safely in playoffs picture, should i accept it?

    thanks always!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @liz: I’d take it. Braun’s thumb injury worries me a tad, love both guys you bring in.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        so , it’s not always about getting the best player ?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Definitely not always, Votto is just 4-5 players behind Braun then you get a top tier SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @liz: Take it

  54. L-Boogie says:
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    5×5 weekly league. Pick 1:

    Jo-Fer vs Cards
    Garza vs Cincy, @NYM
    Niese vs. Cubs
    Skaggs who I wouldn’t even consider if he wasn’t playing @ SD.

    Thanks dude.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @L-Boogie: Gimme the two starts of Garza, given we’re both cringing with Cincy but at least it’s at Wrigley.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, plus I have Choo, Votto, AND Phillips on my team. So of course he’ll give up HRs to Bruce, Frazier, and the pitcher.

        Thanks.

  55. chillmodious says:
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    Morning, Grey…

    1. For tomorrow only, Gerrit Cole (vs. SF, SON $12.3) or Tim Hudson (@SD, SON $6.7)?

    2. For ROS, Cole or Hudson?

    3.

    4. For ROS, Cole or Teheran?

    5. For Christmas, a lump of coal or a dreidel?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: 1. Hudson 2. Cole 3. 4. Teheran 5. A dreidel made out of coal Bonus. Porcello. Love him.

  56. chillmodious says:
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    Shizz…one more… Cole or Porcello?

  57. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Franklin, Rendon or Descalso for multi-position bench player?

    Thanks!

      • Jason says:
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        In Yahoo Rendon only has 3B eligibility while Franklin has 2B/SS. I currently have Franklin and Machado, Segura and Seager with Kinsler on the DL. Would you still take Rendon over Franklin in this situation?

        • Jason says:
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          I also have Desmond

          • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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            @Jason: Rendon should be getting 2B eligibility in Yahoo this week.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jason: Yup as someone else commented, he will be 2B very soon

  58. Deuces says:
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    Joyce or Reddick ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Deuces: Reddick

  59. JB says:
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    Been offered Puig for J Hamilton. thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JB: Man. I know I don’t wanna be crazy drooly over Puig, but I take him. Wow. All out on Hamilton.

  60. The Jabronis says:
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    I dropped Neil Walker and picked up Uggla. Good move?

    I also have Utley on the DL.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Jabronis: Yea I think that’s fine, then you’re putting Utley back there and dropping Walker.

  61. Jef says:
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    JB, thanks for the help while Grey does those Two Broke Girls joke punch-ups. Thanks to Dom Brown, i looks like I have a week to move Austin Jackson or drop him. Do you see any marginal players I can trade A Jax for his marginal player+? We have no bench. I’m looking at JJ Hardy or Reed, can you think of any possible upgrade at SS or RP that Austin Jackson could bring? 12 team points. Thanks.

    B McCann
    P Goldschmidt
    J Kipnis
    M Cabrera
    J.J. Hardy
    J Bautista
    J Heyward
    J Upton
    A Jackson (I)
    D Brown
    M Moore
    M Minor
    J Zimmermann
    Y Darvish
    C Hamels
    A Reed
    T Cingrani

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jef: Hah no problemo. Man that show was worse than the series Cavemen before Grey got there! I keed. Yeah i think Jackson is very tradeable, I personally really like him and have been trying to trade for him in my dynasty while hurt. I think JJ is fine, I would offer Jackson for pretty much any reliever, maybe you won’t get Kimbrel Rivera or Grilli but anyone past that is perfectly fair.

  62. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    My Shelby Miller for his Uggla?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Eh I want Miller. Think Uggla bounces back enough to hit like .220 and is a tad undervalued, but Miller is a better asset.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What about giving Jo-Fer?

        Redraft league. Don’t care what Uggla ends up AVG-wise, just need the HR’s.

  63. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I don’t understand why people drop players, but Mat Latos has hit the wire in one of my leagues.

    Anibal Sanchez
    Doug Fister
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Homer Bailey
    Johnny Cueto
    Kris Medlen
    Matt Garza
    Matt Harvey
    Matt Moore

    Addison Reed
    Huston Street
    Jonathan Papelbon

    Should I drop anybody for him, maybe Bailey?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Mike: Garza

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Hah wow, I think I drop Garza though. Injury risk, worse team.

        • Hotrod says:
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          @Mike: What is this a 4 man league?

          • Prezz says:
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            @Hotrod: yahoo, 1 one 1 league…

            • Mike says:
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              @Prezz: Actually CBS 10 player league.

              • jason batteiger says:
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                @Mike: i’m in a 10 teamer with some newbies, latos was dropped like a month ago, but my waiver claim obv wasn’t high enough (5).

  64. EK says:
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    Pls rank for this week (H2H pts):
    Marcum vs CHC
    Cahill @ SD (getting hard to trust even there)
    Santiago vs HOU
    Cashner vs ATL

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Santiago. Just wrapped up my pitcher profile which broke down his start, was really impressed. Will be up at 1:00 PM EST

  65. I heart Matt Carpenter says:
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    been keeping a SP spot open for streamers. picked up Parker, considering a drop for Porcello. thoughts? I also have Milone. would you rank these 3 ROS, roto, QS league.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I heart Matt Carpenter: Love Love Love Porcello. Ks are for real, he’s mixing 4 pitches now with a new curveball and bringing back the slider, nasty change still, great team, great pitcher friendly park, I’m writing my love letters now.

  66. Hawk says:
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    I have Hanley, Crawford, Kemp and Giancarlo Stanton. Can I get a hamstring recovery bulk rate discount or something?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hawk: Dem a lot of hurt hammies. Stupid Dodgers. I bet opposing fans have been hurling Angry Birds at those hammies.

  67. Jason says:
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    So in my league a trade was agreed to. One of the Tim’s posted they were looking towards next year and wanted draft picks. The deal was
    Cliff lee and cespedes and a 16 &17 rd pick for Braun wacha and an 8 and 13.

    Was this vetoable?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Vetoable? No.

      • Jason says:
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        @JB Gilpin: well the f*ckers in my league vetoed it. Bastards.

        • Prezz says:
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          @Jason: people veto just to veto… Hate that shizz more than traffic.

          “Oh, im not getting a trade? Well, neither is jason!”

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Prezz: but usually the vetoers mask their vetoing by saying things like Team A is being taken advantage of. Occasionally you can get them to admit what they really are, the very definition of haters. People so jealous of others that they interfere and attempt to stop those they’re jealous of from functioning in the way they themselves would want to.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: instances such as this also bring to home the old school Roman times debate between allowing democracy and the will of idiots/assholes to determine the nation/league we live in, or have a dictator/league commisioner decide these things. Both can be abused by stupidity/unfairness.
              I’d guess most of the time it’s easier to find a league with one good commissioner rather than a league completely empty of hater vetoers.

  68. Mike says:
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    Hi again Grey,

    Would you drop Parnell for Henderson?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: I would for Henderson

  69. Barney Google says:
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    JB- I need pitching help with Buchholz possibly sitting out the week.

    I have Miller, Cain, Medlen, Cingrani, Wheeler, and a DL’ed Price.

    What do you think about dropping Wheeler for Jarrod Parker?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Barney Google: Close, I think I do that since you need the start, Parker has been pretty decent since that horrific start.

  70. Comatose says:
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    Situation I want some advice on. I pulled off a trade of Machado and Peavy for McCutchen a week or two ago. This was before Peavy landed on the DL. The commish at the time sanctioned it and even called it “fair” in a text to me.

    Now, after the trade went through and Peavy hit the DL, the commish decides it’s unfair after receiving complaints from other managers. He takes it upon himself to place the players back on their original teams.

    Bullshit move, right? Am I justified in backing out of the league and getting my money back?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Comatose: Very justified. That’s absolutely terrible. It wasn’t even when the trade was pending. I want nothing to do with that BS commish playing god league, I get my money back and tell him to screw himself.

    • stumanji says:
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      @Comatose: WOW, that is garbage. I’d peace out of that league.

  71. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Who you got 5×5 ROS, Choo or Cespedes?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI: Good one. I’ve never been a huge Choo fan and love Cespedes, but I think I go Choo. Elite runs and a few more steals than Yoenis. Better AVG.

  72. Beastman says:
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    Deep, 16 team keeper question. Looking for more power, considering one of the following:

    1. Two more yrs each of Shelby Miller and Machado plus this season of JUpton for 1 more yr of Goldy, 2 yrs of Archer, and this season of McCutcheon

    2. Two more yrs each of Shelby Miller and Machado for 1 more yr of Goldy and 2 yrs of Archer

    Shelby has been amazing but need to improve power numbers and have a fairly solid SP staff. What say you?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Beastman: Since you need power, I think I like the second one better, even though cold I think Upton has the power upside. Kinda depends on how much you’re in it this year, I really wouldn’t want to trade Machado, but Au Shizz is a great haul. Not big on Archer tho. Eh I might let both of those pass.

      • Beastman says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Very much still in the hunt. Seems like Machado could be more low power (~15 HR) and decent speed than a power 3B (25+ HR). I figure Upton has better ROS power than Cutch, but Dead Pirate may have better overall stats. Archer would only be trade bait. Miller is the big hold up for me; young SPs are so unpredictable/unreliable, especially in keeper leagues, although he looks like a legit top 20 ace. I think I may be scorned by having Beachy last year before his Tommy John!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Beastman: I dunno if Archer could be that, his WHIP all across the Minors has been Whip-killer. Ugh that sucks, Beachy was dealing!

  73. AA says:
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    Skaggs or Porcello ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AA: Procello. Love love love, read more above haha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AA: Love him so much I can’t spell his name correctly Porcello*

  74. exactly says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Need to pick 3 starters for the week in H2H points out of these 5 guys:

    Burnett (SF)
    Cole (SF, LAD)
    Milone (SEA)
    Hellickson (KC)
    Lackey (@TB, @BAL)

    I’m already starting Wainwright, Sale and Harvey (does he make that start?)

    Who do you go with? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @exactly: Yup Harvey will be out there barring an unforeseen setback. I like two starts of Lack, Burnett and two starts of Cole.

      • exactly says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, it’s a shame, bc I really like Milone at O.co and every Tampa starter at home. Here’s hoping Cole doesn’t go Gausman on me.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @exactly: Hah I don’t think he will, he’s much more polished. Better park.

  75. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    @Grey: As usual great stuff. Please rank the following (they’re all meh in my book, but I’m scraping):

    Chris Johnson
    Mike Carp
    Todd Helton
    Logan Morrison

    Thanks Grey!

  76. Jman says:
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    @ JBGilbin – not sure if you can see my reply again way up there… if so, please disregard this message!!

    Im in second in saves solely with Mujica and Kimbrel. Just picked up Gregerson, but could use another bat. Drop Gergerson and rold with 2 closers?

    10 team roto, Unlimited moves and 1 day waivers.

    • Jman says:
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      @Jman:
      @JP_Gilpin

      Drop Wheeler for Porcello??

      10t roto leading in ERA WHIP and almost in K’s and wins…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jman: Yea I wrapped up my pitcher profile and fell behind – still down here but will go back up there! But I’ll get ya here, I think Gregerson is droppable for ya. Not like it will be his role long. Love Porcello, proclaiming my love up and down the comments today.

  77. FMFBL says:
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    do you think the Blanks emergence was due to the CO air or is he legit? Blanks or Reddick ROS roto league? i’d be dropping Ozuna to make this move. should i hold? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: Sorry if I dup-ed on this one, though I answered but maybe did below, I hold Ozuna right now, Reddick very close tho

  78. Al Bundy says:
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    Jerko replacement. standard 10 team H2H
    Need to fill the 2B/SS slot.

    Alcides Escobar – RoS-bot has him ranked 8th SS going forward.
    1.) Do you agree with that projection?

    Hittertron has Escobar at $3.7 for the week.
    Hittertron also has LeMahieu at $13.3 for the week, but RoS at $-4.8.

    2) Stream LeMahieu or Roster Alcides?

    As always, thanks for the hard work!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Al Bundy: Haha at Jerko. Sounds about right. Good steals potential and if the rest of the Royals would hit like they’re supposed to, more Rs and RBIs than he’s on pace for and AVG will go up. Roster Alcides. Glad to help!

  79. chillmodious says:
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    With Street on my DL and possibly nearing a return, would dropping Gregerson for Porcello be ok?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Porcellllllllllo is my g

  80. TD says:
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    NEED HELP:
    Is it time to giveup on Heyward!
    I am in a keeper league, with the OFs:
    Domonic Brown
    Chris Davis
    Gerardo Parra
    Jason Heyward
    I need SBs, and was counting on Heyward to get me double digits in HR and SB.
    I have an offer of Heyward for Ellsbury
    Take it?
    Grey, please help
    Also, any one else with an opinion?
    Am I talking myself out of Heyward too quick in a keeper league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TD: I’d want Ellsbury, especially since you need SB, and it’s not like he’s 35.

  81. The Founteeners says:
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    Grey – pick two of these to start this week…

    Cingrani (@ Cubs / vs Mil)
    Cole (SF / LAD)
    Wacha (at NYM / at MIA)
    Maholm (at SD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Founteeners: Tough call… Probably do as JB said, would consider Maholm in for Cingrani…

  82. Jon says:
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    EJax over Hammel or Tillman?

    Steamer really likes Jackson ROS – do you agree?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Meh yea I think I would but not much between those guys.

  83. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Just sold high on Lance Lynn and acquired Manny Machado in a 10 team keeper. I know what I think of Manny, but what do the rest of you think of him ROS and his long-term value?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: you stole him, the other guy was an idiot

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: I think he keeps up the pace, you rocked that one.

  84. tank1 says:
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    Have significant pitching depth and could use an upgrade at short. Trade combo of medlen and foster or bailey for Castro? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tank1: With significant depth, I like that idea. Would do Medlen and Bailey (I’m pretty sure you mean Fister)

  85. Schizer says:
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    Great, as always, Grey! Trade my Rendon for Nick Franklin? 12 team H2H cats non keeper, need a SS since Asdrubal went down. Didi is the only other viable option on the WW….thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schizer: Since you need the SS, I like it, narrowly like Rendon more overall, but not enough to not do that for the position you need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schizer: JB likes Rendon, I like Franklin

  86. vohnie says:
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    Who would you drop to bring Giancarlo back into the lineup between: Evan Gattis, Adam LaRoche, or Todd Frazier? Beyond that, would you drop anyone else from this list for Rendon? I’m in need of Avg., RBIs, and homers.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @vohnie: Gattis, Nope

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @vohnie: Agree with Mr. Jack

      • vohnie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, guys.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Haha awesome. About as brittle as Crisp too

    • Prezz says:
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      @chillmodious: ca ca ca ca COCO! things are dope.. glad he brought the fro back..

  87. harkrider says:
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    Profar, Rendon or Uggla with Gyorko possibly out for a little while? I currently have Profar. This is a 10 team, 5 keeper league, but unless these guys light the world on fire ROS, none of them will be kept.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @harkrider: Uggla

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @harkrider: Yea Uggla

  88. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Hey Grey do you like Franklin or Profar at 2B in a standard 5×5 ROTO league?

    In the same league, Lind or Laroche at UTIL?

    Much Appreciated

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Whiskey Diet: Profar and LaRoche, unless desperate for AVG. Even with the homer yesterday, mostly singles for Lind.

  89. Allen says:
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    Yo — so I have a 2b question:

    12-team roto league; have Gyorko now — and Utley on DL — I’m leery of trusting Chase — I feel like he has at least another 20 games on the DL this year and the GY has been a great fill-in.

    I’ve been monitoring: the Motorcycle Wrapped in Seaweed, Raburn, Dozier, Ackley and Avieles — they’re all available — should I pick one up or sit tight on Gyory Park and Chase?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Allen: I’d sit tight until we have a time table on Gyorko. Hopefully it’s just a day-to-day

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: heavily taped groin (not bondage, at least not ONLY bondage); likely DL. Updated came just before 6 central.

  90. Morgan says:
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    Profar or Nick Franklin?

    • Jman says:
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      @Morgan:
      No expert here just a fantasyer for 15 years. I like Franklin for his k/bb ratio and chance and sprinkling in sb an some hr. Don’t knoe much about profar though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Morgan: I’d prefer Profar.

      • Beastman says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Any more info on whether Profar will be sent down or stay with the club once Kinsler returns? And if he stays, think he’s a starter or part-timer?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Beastman: Nothing definitive, but I think he stays, and spells Kinsler when he returns, but that’s still gonna be a little while

  91. Wake Up says:
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    Big Papito…I think it shows what losing some weight and actually getting in shape can do for a prematurely aging body…I’m making fart sounds with my hand and armpit in the general vicinity of Panda’s Mipples.

    Mipples!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: I bet they’re solid sand dollar mipples. Yuck.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You’re right. Plus, Grey said they taste funny!!!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wake Up: Gave them mipples a mustache ride I guess! Yikes!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Didn’t even charge the quarter!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wake Up: They taste sandy. That’s weird.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Oh, I was drinking at the Sand Bar last night…prolly why…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I thought I saw you!

  92. Openly Bay says:
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    Aoki or Maybin

    Al Escobar or Franklin

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Openly Bay: Aoki. Escobar

    • Jman says:
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      @Openly Bay:

      I dropped Aoki for Maybin. Aoki – better average and more hits.
      Maybin – more SB’s and HR’s. and more exciting. AND a really nice guy! I served him and his girlfriend drinks at the bar in Point loma San Diego, Chilis. Really cool dude. VOTE MAYBIN

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Openly Bay: @Jman: I agree for Aoki and Alcides, and since you hopefully go Alcides that gives you the steals that you don’t need from Maybin. But if you need to load up on steals, Maybin too. That’s awesome, one of my good friends from college ran a few track meets with Maybin. My friend did not win. Hah

  93. Allen says:
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    Shite! Profar is available — sorry. Franklin is gone tho …

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Allen: Want Profar tho

  94. Joey Gladstone says:
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    Hey Grey! 12 H2H – W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, OBPA, QS

    Who do you like better for the rest of the season… Samardzija or Hamels?

    And for the same league… can you please rank these guys for the rest of the season? Hamels, Cain, Gio Gonzalez

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joey Gladstone: Still want Hamels, despite bad start. Hamels, Gio Cain

  95. Kelvin says:
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    I am in a 10-team roto league. I currently have A.Dunn and L.Morrison as my 1B, it’s bad, I know… the 1B left in WW are K.Youkilis, Michael Young, Chris Carter, M.Moreland …..

    1) would you drop A.Dunn or L.Morisson for any of the 1B from the wire?

    2) someone in my league just offered me E.Hosmer for my K.Gregg. Except K.Gregg, I now have C.Kimbrel, A.Bailey, KRod, V.Pestano as my CL. Would you accept the offer instead of picking up any 1B from the wire?

    Thank you very much!

  96. smegma says:
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    2 questions:
    Crisp for Zobrist? I picked up A.Escobar but he has been a turd lately.
    JP or Salvadore ROS? Hitter-tron likes JP…maybe I should just set and forget.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: Some variables, so Zobrist fills it at MI or SS so I like that upgrade as long as you have a solid replacement OF which you should if 10 team. JP for power/RBI Sal for AVG, so I’d pick the guy who fits that need.

  97. Ted Striker says:
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    Drop Ike (bench spot) for Kyle Blanks or Jo-Fer? I’m worried he goes down for two weeks and comes back on a tear to hit 20 bombs over ROS. Otherwise have Votto and DL’d Moreland at 1B. Pretty steady on pitching but it’s a H2H league so you can never have enough.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ted Striker: Nah in that case I want Jo-Fer. I don’t think Ike bounces back very much this yr

  98. Josh O.

    JoshO says:
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    Was offered his Lorenzo Cain, Matt Moore, and Francisco Liriano for my Wil Myers, Homer Bailey, and Kevin Gausman. 14 team dynasty points league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoshO: Want your side, Liriano isn’t gonna do much past whatever he finishes with this year, Myers much more upside than Cain, and like Bailey while Moore struggles.

      • Josh O.

        JoshO says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Was thinking the same thing. Bailey is roughly = Moore; While Liriano is currently maybe > Gausman (but longterm, Gausman should >>> Liriano), and Myers should be >>>> Cain.

  99. c0wfunk says:
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    Heyas I’ve enjoyed JB’s feedback the last few days, nice job, thanks… Always cool to hear another perspective.

    After another week of waiver carousel I’ve ended up with a staff I’m not too unhappy with and some pretty decent matchups this week:

    bumgarner, kuroda, teheran, griffin, porcello, wacha, cashner (DL: beachy)

    The guy who grabbed cole already dropped him and I’ve got a waiver claim in and I’ll be dropping Aoki who is very expendable on my roster right now. Trouble is if Gyorko ends up DL’d I’ll have to grab a 2b of some sort so I may need to lose a pitcher if I end up with Cole..

    Which of the 8 above would you lose? Cashner?
    Wait and see how Wacha / Cole do tomorrow night and drop the worse of the two? At this point after riding the rookie pitcher train I’m wary of having two of them at a time…
    (To do this I’d probably have to take a 0 at second base for two nights which my offense could probably stand.. tonight’s a short schedule night anyway)

    Perhaps Gyorko really just had a cramp and it’s all moot anyway. We talkin 12 team mixed h2h cats k/qs/w/l/sv/era/whip and 23 man rosters

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @c0wfunk: Thanks man! Been a fun ride being the morning man. Eh I think it’s a Wacha drop for me, I like Cole more ROS. Yea I think I nab the pitcher and wait and see if the DL stint is necessary. You can also see how the rooks do and maybe reassess which one gets the ax if ened be, like ya said, I think you’re on it!

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @JB Gilpin: awesome thanks.. I saw your comment above with the santiago love – I’m on the fence of whether to grab him or not..

        Santiago above both the rookies? Over Cashner?

        Looking forward to your Santiago breakdown, I was watching Santiago and Griffin yesterday via play by play update as I did other things since I had Griffin going..

        How did Griffin look? Seemed he was better than the 4 runs he gave up.. After streaming him early in the season someone had picked him up and I was pretty pleased to see him come around on waivers.. solid pickup ROS?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @c0wfunk: I did “watch” the whole game, but kinda multitasked while Griffin was pitching. Looked solid, not overwhelming stuff, but can nibble the corners and throws strikes, hence his solid K:BB rate. I think he def was a solid pickup. I think right now I want Hector over Wacha, Santiago’s schedule the rest of the month is yummmmmmmy. Prob hold out on Cashner over him though.

  100. Parnell's Mom says:
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    Bobby only gave up 2 ER, yesterday.

  101. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Thoughts on this trade?

    Side A: S. Castro, Puig, Gio
    Side B: E. Cabrera, Stanton, Shields

    Like one side better? Is it fair?

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: I like B but it’s fair.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: I like B too, close and very fair

  102. Jman says:
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    10t roto I NEED walks and I need Slugging and OBP and HR….

    Pick up Quentin’s hot streak until the next schmug comes along?

    pickup off WW include….Ozuna, Morrison, Werth, Gattis, Joyce, OR I can drop Myers, Rendon, or Carp

    Cano is my 2b
    Starlin is on my bench at SS
    Nick Franklin is my SS cuz i just dropped JJ ( Idiot!)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jman: Hah, yea that sucks, I love JJ. I think Quentin is your man, helps those slugging stats. No power from Ozuna who’s close(ish). Sounds like there’s a lot of talent out there with Werth too, so yea ride the hot bat.

  103. TD says:
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    NEED HELP:
    Is it time to giveup on Heyward!
    I am in a keeper league, with the OFs:
    Domonic Brown
    Chris Davis
    Gerardo Parra
    Jason Heyward
    I need SBs, and was counting on Heyward to get me double digits in HR and SB.

    I have an offer of Ellsbury for Heyward

    Take it?
    Grey, please help
    Also, any one else with an opinion?
    Am I talking myself out of Heyward too quick in a keeper league?

    • Rodney says:
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      @TD: Ellsbury is a STUD. I’d do it, but I also traded Heyward for Dominic Brown in my keeper league last Monday and got alot of flack…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TD: Take Ellsbury

  104. FillyP says:
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    Fuggin’ Ogando.. I’m finally getting hit hard with injuries. Peavy, Sandoval, Ogando now for DL stint # 2. With the murmurs of him possibly not being a part of the rotation, his he an outright drop in a 12t mixed H2H? Pitching options are sparse, but I’ve only got one DL slot and that’s perma-occupied by Peavy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FillyP: Yea I think Ogando becomes droppable there. Too bad, because he’s great when healthy and cemented in the rotation, both of which sound out the window.

      • FillyP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yup. He was a nice middle-of-the-road starter. As you can see.. not a whole lot of options available on the wire in my league. I just dropped Ogando for Santiago. I’ll prob hold Kluber. I can’t ignore the K’s and excellent control, even if it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

        My rotation now: Lee, Bailey, Burnett, Medlen, Straily, Kluber, Santiago. Peavy – DL

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      Thinking of scooping back up Santiago. He’s got a tasty start against the ‘Stros this week and a good filler with Peavy out. Also taking a look at Norris – his next 3 match-ups: Seattle, ChiSox, Cubs. The decreased K totals worry me, though.

      Kluber and Ogando are my two expendables… would you drop both for Santiago/Norris? Our FA pool is hurtin’ with most teams in our league running 8 SP.. other options: Ubaldo, Stults, Gaudin, Keuchel, Blanton, Danks, Marquis, Pettite. Yuck.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @FillyP: @FillyP: Yup, Pitcher Profile I do on Mondays breaks down Santiago’s start yesterday will be up in 20 mins at 1:00 EST. Like him a ton, and be sure to look at his schedule as I put in the piece. I lose Ogando for Santiago. Love Kluber. He and Porcello I think will be guys that will surprise that are hot right now. Can’t trust anything Norris does on the road.

        • FillyP says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Thanks man! Appreciate the vote of confidence. I’ve been in first most of the year with a record of 87-45-8 (.650). Much credit due to Razz. Now I just have to weather the injury bug..

  105. chillmodious says:
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    With Giancarlo (hopefuly? likely? surely?) coming back today, I’ll need to lose a guy in order to avoid carrying two bench bats (carrying one bench bat is bad enough, IMO). Here’s the lineup:

    C – Sal Perez
    1B – Prince Fielder
    2B – Martin Prado
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Elvis Andrus
    MI – Ian Desmond
    CI – Paul Goldschmidt
    OF – Adam Jones
    OF – Jay Bruce
    OF – Desmond Jennings
    OF – Shin-Soo Choo
    OF – Giancarlo Stanton
    Util – Allen Craig

    Bench – Brett Gardner
    Bench – Michael Morse

    ———————————-

    Hard to cut ties with any of them, but someone’s got to go. Whoever I drop will get replaced by a SP (likely Porcello) in order to better balance my roster.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @chillmodious: Morse

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Agree it’s gotta be Morse. Sweet Porcello!

  106. John Mycell says:
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    Puljos and Harvey for Golschmidt and Wilhelmsen. Which side do you take?

  107. Mike says:
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    Justin Upton hitting .170 last 30 days with no power. He is killing me. If he keeps this up when do I drop him or will I be able to trade him.

    • Mitch says:
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      @Mike: I have him too. NO WAY you can drop him. Too talented of a player to not come around. I’m not expecting his April, but his may was atrocious. Somewhere in between will be nice.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: @Mike: Drop him? Are you in Gareth’s league, who keeps finding guys like Heyward and Latos on the wire?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Gotta hold

  108. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2H (keep 4 for 3 years, keep 1 as franchise forever)

    1) Which side in this trade:

    A – Gets Stanton/Bruce/Medlen
    B – Gets JUp/Marte/Gio

    2) Parnell, Gregerson, Veras, Gregg. Pick one.

    H, R, HR, RBI, AVG., OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d probably go with Side A and Parnell.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @chillmodious: Thanks. I’m currently Side B and looking at making that offer. It seems fair. So we’ll see. And I’ll stick with ole Bobby for now. Hopefully he pulls his head from his rectum.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Wilsonian: Since you haven’t made the offer yet, you better hope the other guy doesn’t read this.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: I like side A too. Parnell too. We all agree!

  109. a1r fann1ng says:
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    i can pick one of these closers, who do i choose?

    henderson, frieri, holland, valverde

  110. FMFBL says:
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    do you think the Blanks emergence was due to the CO air or is he legit? Blanks or Reddick ROS roto league? i’d be dropping Ozuna to make this move. should i hold? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: Not buying it, I think I hold Ozuna though. Like Reddick 2nd best.

  111. ken plane says:
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    Stanton is supposed to be back today. Start him or wait a week, can’t trust the Marlins

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ken plane: Start him. Brewers starters suck right now

  112. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league should I trade Neil walker for marcel ozuna?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Given no positional concerns, I like getting Ozuna

  113. Crumpy says:
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    Weekly lineup 5×5 league, I am sitting Sandoval. Would you go with Arenado (six game at home) or Reddick (six games at home)? I am leaning Arenado based solely on Colorado.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Crumpy: I like that logic, 4 of 5 homers at home for Nolan, close though Reddick has been solid since coming back.

  114. Mitch says:
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    Anyone else nervous about Stanton returning? Last Thursday he had a “setback.” 10 days later he’s being activiated (most likely). With Hanley/Kemp news I’m concerned they rushed him back. Although the Marlins have no reason too. Hard to believe they’d rush their star player back from hammy injury just ’cause Kotchman hurting. I may look to trade him today and try to get equal value. May move him and something small for a Votto/Fielder type. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: Sounds like a great trade. Hopefully Stanton hits a homer tonight to perk up everyones ears, would be perfect timing.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Mitch: I’m not worried. He seems “rushed back” because he didn’t get any rehab AB’s. I imagine he’ll be rusty. Although he hasn’t done shit for any of us this season, so at this point, anything would be a bonus.

  115. zach says:
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    Kemp and Price for Carlos Gomez, Bumgarner, Bailey?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zach: Redraft, like getting the healthy guys

      • Zach says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What about Gomez and Matt Garza for Prado and Samardzija?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Zach: Gomez, it’s fair, depends on needs…

          • Zach says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for your help.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  116. Oz says:
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    No question, just wanna share my favorite line I made up about fantasy team/kids I thought Grey would love. I always say Your kids are like your fantasy team. Nobody cares about them but you, and we only ask you about yours so we can brag about ours…

    I’m dreading the day when I enter the work force and gotta hear people talk about their stupid kids, I’ll reply back with “Well I picked up Michael Wacha AND Tony Cingrani 2 weeks before they were called up…” Love the site, love the podcast guys.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oz: Haha that’s awesome. Might use that on today’s show, will shout out at ya

      • Oz says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Haha Thx JB, Would love that! Share it with Razzball Nation!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: Great comment!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oz: Didn’t get to it this week, but will next week!

      • Prezz says:
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        Lies!!

      • Oz says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        No prob, lookin forward to the podcast tmrw as always. Thx

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Oz: bunch of other comparison’s between kids and fantasy teams. You create both, play god with both, spend ungodly life eating time both dealing with and/or thinking about both, both likely age you faster etc.

  117. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Trade Mark Trumbo for Matt Cain – ROS outlook on Cain is solid. 5×5 scoring, need pitching help, have an extra bat to move.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Splendid Sphincter: Since you have the bat to move, fine deal. In a vacuum I like Trumbo more but it address your need

  118. Grey Elbright says:
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    Arenado Lind or Loney at CI

  119. scott says:
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    As of right now my team looks like this. 12team H2H With 5 keepers
    C- Perez
    1B-Craig
    2B-Kendrick
    SS-Segura
    3B-Machado
    OF-Mccutchen
    OF-Heyward
    OF-Stanton
    Util-Cespedes
    Bn-Puig
    Bn-M.Carpenter

    SP-Latos
    Sp-Burnett
    RP-Holland
    RP-Balfour
    P-C. Janssen
    P-H.Bailey
    P-J.Fernandez
    Bn- Wacha
    Bn-Wheeler
    Bn-Milone
    DL-Beachy
    DL-Pineda
    Luckily with that pitching im in 2nd place. My question is with beachy and pineda coming back does my rotation look good enough or should I move one of my OF for a Scherzer, Zimmerman, Weaver type? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scott: I think A Puig trade while all this hype would make a ton of sense if you can land one of those SPs. It can only help your staff, I bet one or two of those guys will be cut and Jo-Fer gets the cap end of year.

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        @JB Gilpin: I wish that would work. Peoples only interest is in mccutchen or cespedes because of keeper value of their pitching and mccutch and cesp keeper value. Wacha, wheeler and j fer all on innings limit.. so that blows

  120. TheNewGuy says:
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    Wheres Grey, on vacation? Sure deserves one!

    Anythehoo, play safe and bench Cole tommorow vs whoever he’s against at home, or let him go Geddit and start him (sry terrible pun)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Grey’s got the keynote speech at like 20 straight mustache conferences so I’m helping a tad in the AM. Haha I start him. Think he’s refined enough to be successful

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Actually you answered me this yesterday on the other thread. Was kinda looking for another opinion, Doh!

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @TheNewGuy: I’d say the “whoever” part is a big factor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Start Cole… Was prepping for the podcast this morning…

  121. Dolemite says:
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    segura for strasburg and fowler 12 team 5×5
    who gets the better end of that trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dolemite: I love Segura a ton, but even so, like Stras Fowler

  122. sanfran1966 says:
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    Westbrooke returns Friday to pitch v the Fish. Drop Niese (next start @ Cubs) for him?

    Right?

    Is Westbrooke a streamer or does he fit 12 team 5×5 Roto roster?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sanfran1966: I hate Westbrook, definitely a streamer, would hold onto Niese even though he’s been rough too.

  123. Grey Elbright says:
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    2 Weeks ago I touted John Lackey, and 2 weeks you ago you all laughed at me. Well, how do you like him now? He’s back…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Grey Elbright: I’ve never been too anti against him myself, been picking him a fair amount since I’ve been helping, so I’m with ya!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Grey Elbright: It’s a wash since then. Philly’s start, not good; Texas start good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey Elbright: His peripherals do look solid, but he’s still not out of the woods for this kind of adulation…

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Grey Elbright: Looking sharp tonight! You’re one 1 for 3 since your tout. But you keep running him out there. Enjoy.

  124. mhfella says:
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    Marte and McLouth have been my primary guys for SBs. By far (next closest is K. Johnson with six). I’ve been competitive in steals but I’m starting to full behind in power. Would you drop either of those guys for Maybin? I also have been holding Frazier. Maybin over any of those three ROS? Thanks.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @mhfella: No, hold

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mhfella: Nah I hold

  125. Ty says:
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    Great write up man. Your work is invaluable .
    5×5 roto.. Is Kennedy droppable for a Porcello, Phelps , Parker or Arroyo?

    Pt 2. Is Swisher droppable for a Blanks, La Roche or De Aza?

    Mind you these are just bench spots I’m trying to clean up. I’m not heavily relying on the guys I wanna drop. Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ty: Love Porcello, like him more than Kennedy now. I think I nab LaRoche too, he gets hot in binges and can help ya if need be

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Thanks! Agree with JB

      • @Grey:

        I flushed Swisher down the toilet last night and it felt sooooo good. I’m willing to live with the consequences if he rediscovers the pop – either way I don’t have to stare at his douchey mug anymore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, cool

  126. KarlJ says:
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    Grey,
    I apologize if this has already been asked but with Beachy coming back in a week or so what kind of numbers do you expect out of him for the rest of the season?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KarlJ: I haven’t seen that myself, but something like 3.50 ERA 9 wins 1.25 WHIP 8 K/9

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        How about Big Mike when he returns?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @sanfran1966: Not too sure, maybe 4.50 ERA 1.35 WHIP 5-6 wins 6.5-7 K/9. Less enthused about him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: I have projections for him in my rankings… Nothing’s changed, yet…

  127. TheNewGuy says:
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    What the frig to do with Hamilton? I’ve had a lot of nice suprises this year (seggy, Miller, Jo-Fer, C Davis, Puig) , but some real stinkers too with Kemp, Hamilton, YoGa and Dickey…definately a season of major ups and major downs.

    Should I try and shop him for a mid-tier OF or hold and hope his shizz finally comes back? And start or bench in favour of Parra for now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Don’t mind benching him or selling low, I’m all out on him

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: All out’s bad right?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Considering he would bench him or sell him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Depends what you can get, I wouldn’t sell crazy low… Not worth it in some cases…

  128. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Chris Davis for Segura?
    Thinking of selling high on Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: I’d take Segura

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: WOW

  129. J-Lef says:
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    Who do you think provides more Rotisserie production this week: Freese, 6gms at Mets and Marlins or Pujols, 6gms 3 at Bal, 3 at home vs NYY?

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @J-Lef: Pujols. And that’s without considering the ball parks

  130. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey.

    Is it finally time to launch Ryan Howard? I have him in my Util spot, but I could add someone like Josh Reddick or Ozuna. Any assistance would be helpful.

    Thanks.

  131. RTP says:
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    Uggla or Lowrie?

    Most Droppable? Carl Crawford, Mike Morse, or BJ Upton

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @RTP: Uggla. Morse.

  132. willy james huff says:
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    trade harvey for matt moore and homer bailey?

  133. JK says:
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    14 team mixed, what kind of pitchers are these batters worth? Are these batter for pitcher offers fair assuming I’m trying to get full bang for my buck:

    C.Beltran…. M.Minor?
    J.Profar….S.Miller?
    L.Morrison…..D.Price?

    Thanks.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JK: First one is most fair. I’d much rather have Miller and the last one is not even close

  134. Q says:
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    Should I start Braun this week? According to manager, he will be given “scheduled days off” in order to keep him off the DL. He’s Ryan Braun, but I dunno. Normally, I would sit him but I got burned by sitting Beltre last week who was SUPPOSED to be hurt and then went off all week long.

    My other options are Des Jennings and Aoki. Would you start either of these or roll with Braun?

    thanks–happy greycarlo day to you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Jennings…Thanks!

  135. Reverse Cowgill says:
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    I need some advice at Catcher – rode Jason Castro for a while and now he is fading off, but still hits at the top of the slugging Astros lineup. Tempted to drop him for Salty. JP just hit waivers but I’d have him ranked third here. Are you a Jason Castro believer?

    Also, why is there such a subtle love for Logan Morrison. I just dropped Ike for him and am excited about all the offense i’m going to get from Lomo and Castro from the two best lineups in baseball! Thank god for the best outfield in the league..got Cutch, Adam Jones, Jay Bruce, Ellsbury, and Puiggggg

    • Reverse Cowgill says:
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      14 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reverse Cowgill: Cause LoMo hasn’t really been good in 2 years… I’d hold Castro for now

  136. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Guys,
    Got a trade offer in my keepers league:
    Profar and Bauer for Gyorko.
    Still some hope left for Trevor?

  137. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Would you drop any of the following to stash Pineda? Profar, Rendon, BJ Upton?

    OR could stash Aaron Hill for any of those three.

    • Reverse Cowgill says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey: if you just have Rendon stashed on your bench drop for A hill but none of those guys for Pineda

  138. Dan says:
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    Using the Stream-O-Nator, what’s your $ amount for when someone is a good option? Or do you look at numbers beyond that to guage when to jump in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: $10

    • Prezz says:
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      @Dan:

      -$5 for every joe blanton dollar amount. Every time .. so if he says $13.. its really $8.. just trust me..

  139. TheNewGuy says:
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    Thayer or Lyon? Chasing saves yo.

    • Reverse Cowgill says:
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      @TheNewGuy: grey said Lyon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Either really… I’d go Thayer for a few days, then Lyon…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m reading thayer is just as worn out as gregerson and most of the reason gregerson was terrible yesterday was that it was his 4 out of 5 pitching and 2nd in a row. Thayer’s also pitched 4 out of last 5.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… Should all be moot by the end of the week…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i know, trying very hard now, hope i didn’t wait to long, to trade gregerson to street owner for benoit, as i’m a valverde owner. Should’ve done this a week ago, but i was trying to package him with braun for heyward.

  140. steve says:
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    Grey,
    I have to make a roster decision – Wheeler or Teheran? Leaning toward Teheran.

  141. Wudaben says:
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    Who would you rather have rest of season, Belt or Lind? Once everyone is healthy is Lind going to lose at bats or should he have the regular DH duties locked up?

  142. Hondo says:
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    I’ve watched JZimm since he came up.I drafted him this year expecting his K rate would go up.Hopefully he’s stretched out enough to let it fly.

    The guy has got serious K abilty .I guess they were holding him back early and having him pitch to contact to keep him strong during the (hopeful) playoffs.

  143. jim says:
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    Desperately trying to move Moore before any further damage is done. Any idea of where his value is at? Most likely be looking for something in OF.

    Sorry for the broad question.

    • Reverse Cowgill says:
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      @jim: Jay Bruce

      • jim says:
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        @Reverse Cowgill:

        Jesus. How the mighty have fallen in 2 starts. For OF I have Rios, Jennings, Bautista and A. Jones. I’m not even sure that Bruce would be that great of an upgrade.

  144. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    Do you guys think offering Shelby Miller for Heyward is a good idea? I would be the one letting go of Shelby

  145. TheNewGuy says:
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    JB’s slackin now…cmon man Grey doesn’t do this!

  146. scott says:
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    Any chance Jacob Turner actually turns into a decent long term option?

    • Reverse Cowgill says:
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      @scott: not on the marlins

  147. Paul Wilson says:
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    Drop Braun for Giancarlo?

    1 person keeper league with one other owner (who is on vacation).

  148. cheerio says:
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    Pujols and Latos

    Or

    Cespedes and Jennings

    Thanks.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @cheerio: Cespedes

  149. Milarky says:
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    Who would you pick this week out of Gausman (BOS), Skaggs (@SD) or Peralta (@MIA, @CIN)? I’m thinking Skaggs just because of matchup/location.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Milarky: I’ll give you $20 OTI if you start Gausman

  150. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    I have been offered Matt Moore and Homer Bailey for my Matt Harvey. Do I make this trade to acquire depth and more wins? I also have hamels gio greinke samardzja milone wheeler and a few low end guys

      • Fried Fish Fan says:
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        @Grey: yes I was on my cell thanks very much grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  151. FilthyRich says:
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    H2H points league, weekly lineups. Would you start Hudson with 1 start @ SD, CJ Wilson home vs NYY or Gerrit Cole with 2 starts (SF, LAD)?

  152. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty would u trade longoria straily for segura shelby miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, but I would…

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: do u think that’s a lot of power to deal away?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends if your team can handle it…

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: I’ve got fielder miggy j upton as my big bats.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then you should be fine…

  153. hankp says:
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    Just got offered Hanley and Shields for Votto and Nolasco in my 14 team 5×5. I have great depth at 1b with Pujols, AGon and Carter all on the roster and my SPs have been awful. Should I pull the trigger if Hanley’s MRI comes back clean? Would you counter with AGon and Nick Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good… A-Gon and Franklin, yeah…

  154. Jman says:
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    Boston’s Enrique Iglessias OR Nick Franklin??

    10t roto and once again, yes, I dropped JJ yesterday cuz he went 1 for 3 the day before. I have H2H patience, not roto.

    Starlin on the bench of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  155. henncoop says:
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    So the trade I made of Leake for Heyward & it got overturned ( he also had a choice of H Bailey)

    Just re-did the trade minutes ago : my Braun, Leake & Bailey for Heyward & A. Jones
    good trade? fair enough not to be overturned?

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: Cashner a decent pickup for my open slot? Atl in SD is the next start

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side, it’s not really close, but guess you’ll have to see what your leaguemates say…

  156. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… A guy offered me Brandon Phillips, beltran and masterson or Locke for MCcutchen, Starlin castro and Shelby miller.. What side do you like better and if you like the Phillips side then who would u rather have, Masterson or Locke??? 10 team h2h points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro side

      • Frank White says:
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        Would you still hold onto Cahill?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on options…

  157. AJ says:
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    Barring any setbacks once Jose Reyes comes of the DL who would u recommend dropping Gyorko or Daniel Murph? I was also thinking about offering one of them along with Rizzo or Freeman in a 2 for 1 deal instead for an Ace …current SP Stras, Anibal, Burnett, Liriano, Lackey, Parker, Cole, any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy… Don’t see how that deal happens, but can try…

  158. bees knees says:
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    ROS, wil myers or corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  159. Joe says:
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    Keeper points league, keep 2 no more than 3 years total:

    Was offered Longoria / Reddick / Cozart for my Braun / Phillips / Frazier

    Given the thumb injury to Braun and the keeper value of Longoria for next year, I’m tempted.

    I’m in the heat of a battle w/ 4 teams to 1st place, should I do this trade (one of the other 3 teams is who I’m trading with)?

    My team:

    C – Lucroy
    1B – Freeman
    2b – Phillips
    3b – A Ramirez
    SS – Castro
    MI – Uggla
    CI – Frazier
    OF – Braun
    OF – A Jones
    OF – Cespedes
    OF – Maybin
    U – B Moss
    U – D Ortiz

    SP – Darvish
    SP – Minor
    SP – Lynn
    SP – Niese
    SP – Parker
    SP – Leake
    RP – Soriano

    Bench: BJ Upton and D. Price

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s going in for Phillips?

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey:

        Uggla w/ cozart @MI or waiver for MI (Aybar? Alexi? Alcides?) or move someone else to get MI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Uggla/Alcides

          • Joe says:
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            @Grey:

            Pull the trigger then?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Joe: Yup

  160. Andrew says:
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    JJ Hardy or Nori Aoki?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Andrew: Depends on needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up on needs… Hardy

  161. AJ says:
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    Thanks..was offered Verlander for my Adam Jones and Pence..too much for Verly or just right?

  162. Swat290 says:
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    Great write up as usual Grey!

    Questions yo:

    Dickey
    Bailey
    Lynn
    J.Johnson
    Cahill
    Verlander
    Leake
    Scherzer
    Wacha
    Cingrani

    League
    KRod/Henderson
    Chapman

    Who, if any, would you drop for Porcello? and is that too many Tigers? Henderson is still in my DL slot till KRod is officially done.

    I also have Crawford on the DL and thus have no bench bats… would you recommend picking one up over another starter instead? It’s a 10 teamer so I can find a decent bat if need be.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Leake for Porcello, not too many Tigers

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Swat290: I’d rather grab a bat. With a big 3 like Verlander, Scherzer, Lynn, I wouldn’t be messing around running an 11th okay starter out there.

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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:
        Our league is HTH and there is no limit to moves so there are a couple of people that have taken streaming to the extreme… extreaming? anyways, this creates issues on a weekly basis in that K’s and Wins are compromised, and volume seems to be the only way to compete. I like my roster and can’t justify dropping anyone to have a streaming spot so I am trying to put together a staff that I have confidence in week in and week out, no matter who I play, while keeping the option of not starting someone due to a bad match-up.

        If our league were roto I’d probably go with a bench bat but again, I can’t justify dropping anyone for it. Here is my offense:

        McCann
        Goldschmidt
        Kipnis
        Machado
        Rollins
        CarGo
        McCutchen
        B.J.
        C.Davis
        Beltran
        Crawford DL

        Upton was my biggest concern thus far, but ever since Crawford went down and I was forced to start him he has been passable which is another reason I chose to forgo another bat. Plus seeing home runs on my bench kills me inside, slowly. There is nobody currently in FA or on waivers that I would play over anyone that I have. I don’t mind the off days and I don’t feel like I’m missing stats if my 3rd baseman is out for a day.

        thanks for the reply though!

  163. AJ says:
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    Current OF A.Jones, Pence, Puig, D.Brown, Braun, Beltran, and W.Myers

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @AJ: A bit too much.

  164. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Joe Smith saves speculation outlook? Nothing to see here? The Indians haven’t had a save chance in two weeks and I guess Perez is close to coming back. Desperate for saves but would rather use the slot to stream if I’m wasting my time holding him. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can lose Smith for now…

  165. dsimon says:
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    I am hesitant to pull the trigger on proposing a my Braun for his Kemp trade in a 12 team h2h 6×6 league, with OPS as the 6th cat. We use LF, CF, RF positions rather than straight OF.

    My other LF options are Alfonso Soriano and Michael Morse.
    I have 2 CF on the DL – Adam Eaton and Angel Pagan – so I’m using Colby Rasmus/Hitter-tron CF Du Jour.

    I’d be taking out Braun in LF for Kemp in CF.

    Am I stupid? Do I just need to pull the trigger and take what I can get for Braun while I can get it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Kemp

  166. stumanji says:
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    JB, You’re killin me with your love for Porcello today. I was pumped when I drafted him late but dropped him after his terrible first month (even wasted money on a speculative Smyly pickup), now of course I’m short on good SP and he’s exactly the kind of SP4/5 I need! FMBBL.

    Can I get your thoughts on Josh Donaldson? Is he as good as his numbers say he is? Thinking of dealing Panda for him and a SP (One of these guys: Anibal, Cain, Burnett, H. Bailey, Gallardo) if I can get the owner to bite. Good target?

    • stumanji says:
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      @stumanji: Panda’s injury means I’ll have to wait to propose this, but still interested to hear if you think Donaldson is fo’ reals, and for which of those SPs you’d think it would be worth it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over Donaldson a bunch of times… I’d want Panda over him, but if you can get him and Anibal or Cain, I’d do that…

  167. TheNewGuy says:
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    I’ve got a bunch of shizzy CI’s and wondering if trading E5 is worth the upgrade there it’ll bring. Trade proposal:

    Send: EE (1 year remaining, $8)

    Get: Zimmerman ($20) and Butler (2 years remaining, $15) or Rizzo ($0)

    The extra corner guy would mean id then use one of Tex,Freeze, Morales at Util. Obviously losing a great keeper in E5, but getting Rizzo should be another great one, and Butler wouldn’t anything to sniff at either.

    Should I consider either of these options? Just feel Tex,Freese,Morales aren’t good enough for CI and Util spots in a 10 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo

  168. Dan says:
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    My Craig/Price for his Latos/R.Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos side

  169. Tony says:
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    GREY & razzers:

    This deal is proposed to me, im going shopping for groceries, i’ll check your responses when i get back! I appreciate it….

    I GIVE: Marcell OZuna, Billy Butler, Matt Moore and Shelby Miller

    I GET: Chris Denorfia (bleh), Ryan Zimmerman, Clayton Kershaw and Jon Lester.

    If I can somehow make that Denorfia Piece a little more enticing? whatdya think?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Tony: Not great. Is this a keeper? If so, I probably wouldn’t do this deal. Also, if you’re checking from the store, I’m out of eggs and orange juice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Grab me some orange juice! I’d take Kershaw if I needed pitching… Ozuna and Denorfia are basically a wash…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey: Ha, got that OJ, when you guys coming over, we can spritz it with Vodka if you like….

        I dont think I really need pitching. I feel like its a bit much.

        I’m gonna say Grey I have strong feelings for OZUNA, I think he’s special….. not corky special, but fantasy baseball special….much more appeal than Denorfia.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you don’t need pitching, no reason to… Denorfia is garbage and Ozuna is better than him, but not enough to swing the trade… Lets get those screwdrivers going!

  170. Gray Elbright says:
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    Grey are you worried about Casey Janssen? His velocity is down and just blew it save. I think I am going to shop him. Remaining closers are:
    Brothers
    Henders/Krod
    Pestano/Perez
    Kevin Gregg

    Can I get by without him?

    • Gray Elbright says:
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      Would you trade Janssen for Mike Napoli?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m concerned… Depends what you get, your closers are fine without him…

  171. Mike says:
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    Whats a good established player comparison for Wil Myers? Jose Bautista?.. Giancarlo?.. Bruce? Am I in the right ballpark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      27 HRs/12 steals/.290…. Upside obviously…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Mike: More like Nelson Cruz.

      That K rate aint pretty, and itll only get more exposed in the bigs.

  172. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    blanks or LoMo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LoMo

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: LoMo or Joyce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joyce

  173. FrankGrimes says:
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    which two for the start this week?
    Phelps @LAA
    J Zim. @CLE
    Corbin @LAD
    Samardzija vCIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija, Zimmermann

  174. Topazmagee says:
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    Is half year of fister worth a 4th round pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. In 6th place, points league, have questionable relief and pitching- Debating selling off despite the big names. Hitting is about 8th in league- 16 team league.

    C- Y.Molina, C.Ruiz
    1st- J.Votto, A.Pujols
    2nd- B.Phillips, H.Kendrick
    3rd- R.Zimmerman, Marco Scuturo
    SS- Jed Lowrie/Scuturo
    OF- Braun, Kemp, Hamilton, Bautista, Dejesus

    SP- Lester, Medlen, Liriano, Vargas, Dempster, Locke, Lohse, H.Santiago
    RP- League, Pesteno, Henderson, Jansen

    We keep six and I started with Kershaw, Bumgarner, Sale, Castro, Braun, Pujols as keepers- Traded Kershaw for Zimmerman/Votto, then traded Sale and Castro for Phillips/Lester/Molina, then traded Bumgarner last week for Kemp/Hamilton.

    My question is I can only keep 6, What would you keep and try to build off next year? Should I sell off or will the hitting play as good as it looks on paper (i have said this for two months with hitting getting worse by the day)

    This year is looking not good based on having about the 10th best pitching and 8th best hitting out of 16 teams with no end in sight of DL and crap play. Kemp and Hamilton look good on paper but dont produce. Braun is not right this year and who knows about next year if OTL is right for once. Pujols is having another down year, Votto only wants to walk most of the time. Zimmerman will be hurt as usual. Molina is a catcher, Phillips seems solid but not fun to keep. I offered Braun, Pujols, closers and Lester for Trout…which I know is somewhat crazy but Braun and Pujols I have had for years and I need to replace them with someone younger. I dont plan on keeping the closers or Lester. Probably locks of the championship for the other guy if done but he turned it down and wanted more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the trade to sell off big names for Trout…. I’d sell big names — Pujols, Braun, Phillips and/or Zimmerman and get younger…

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey, you are the best.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  176. Wake Up says:
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    Any good Netflix to watch lately? Preferably docs…but anything…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have HBO Go? I watched ManHunt this weekend which was great.. Right now, I’m watching It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia on Netflix…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: No. I will check out ManHunt though eventually…does look good…what season are you in for Sunny…those guys went to school with a buddy of mine from RI…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re freakin’ hilarious… You should get one of the guys on the podcast… I just started, episode 4 of season 1…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: holy shit, if you guys had anybody from “sunny” on the podcast you’d probably pick up all sorts of extra listeners.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That would be like, who cares about fantasy, where’s the guys from Sunny?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: I let him know…(he’s not really a sports guy)…will let you know if anything comes of it…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sweet!

    • Carnac says:
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      @Wake Up: “The Queen of Versailles” in on Netflix streaming… the documentary was originally going to be about a real estate (time share) magnate building the largest house in America – but then the economic collapse happened during the filming. At which point the movie turned into something of an allegory of the entire real estate collapse.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I’ve seen that too, great flick…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Carnac: thanks for the rec bro…

  177. Rocky says:
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    Grey,

    Great read, per usual.

    What’s your opinion on Gallardo these days? Any confidence he can turn it around? I’m being offered an injured Y. Alonso and Gallardo for Cuddy in a 10-team NL-Only. I also have Belt and Blanks with 1B eligilibility, so I can wait out the Alonso injury for the next few weeks.

    His other pitchers, besides Gallardo, are:

    Gallardo, Kendrick, Papelbon, Volquez, Mujica, R. Soriano, Volquez, Slowey, Chatwood, Gaudin, Haren, Pettibone, and an injured Vogelsong.

    A lot of slop there but would like to capitalize on his 1B desperation, if possible. Thoughts?

    • Rocky says:
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      sorry, besides Gallardo, are:

      Kershaw, Kendrick, etc etc

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold Cuddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I think after today Gallardo may no longer be on my team… He looks totally off… Wouldn’t go near him…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry Grimey, I thought he’d turn it around in May as he always does…

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: it cool brother I also got Minor in the deal so theres that. Are the football guys as on the money as you are for baseball?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know football, but I’d like to think so…

  178. smegma says:
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    A.Escobar or Franlin at SS ROS? 12 team redraft H2H points league.

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: *Franklin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  179. Hotrod says:
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    Based on reading the comments, I think I already know, but Straily or Porcello ROS?…Hell, lets even throw Gallardo into this equation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  180. Mike says:
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    Julio Teheran is on waivers in my league…should I pick him up and start him tonight?
    Would have to drop KROD to pick him up…
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  181. Hotrod says:
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    I have street on the DL, sounds like hes back endo of the week? Drop Gregerson for Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  182. ken plane says:
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    Start Niese with one start(Cubs) or Cole with two (SF & LAD)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  183. doghat666 says:
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    12 team, 10×10 keeper, roto, 5 OF, with Stanton being activated I need to cut an OF
    I have:
    JUpton
    Puig
    Crisp
    Aoki
    Cain

    I’m thinking I should drop Aoki, in our league Cain has been more valuable to this point with 40 fewer at bats. I also have Cuddyer and Kemp coming off the DL eventually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  184. What you all think about me sending away Pence to take a chance on Hamilton? I’m leaning no…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I wouldn’t…

  185. henncoop says:
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    OK with my recent trade of Braun, Leake & Bailey for A Jones & Heyward
    I have a surplus in the OF & need to reload SPs
    Available SP are: Cashner, Porcello, Santiago, Tillman, Colon, Gaudin, & Vargas
    seems for the next few starts the best choices would be Cashner: Atl, @SF, LAD; Porcello: @Min, Balt, LAA; Vargas: @Bal, Sea, Pit; Santiago: @ Hou,

    My current OF after the trade is A. Jones, J Up, Heyward, Jennings, Bonifacio ( I may need to hold due to a possible inj to Gyorko) then I have Mayberry, Span, Morrison, & Hicks
    I have 1 open slot after the trade & could pick up 1-2 more SPs if I drop from the above list

    Appreciate your advice & comments as well what you do with your humorous approach to fantasy baseball wisdom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Hicks and Mayberry, grab Cashner, Santiago and Porcello… Thanks for the kind words!

  186. henncoop says:
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    grrrr..Santiago has @Hou, @Min & NYM

  187. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Not taking into account Rendon’s eventual 2B eligibility, do you like him or Arenado more ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  188. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dreading starting YoGa tonight and its the Marlins…know you are too man.

    Even with a good start you said you’re cutting him. What would it take to keep him around on our teams, a no-no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A shutout would be a good start…

  189. Gray Elbright says:
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    Dom Brown for Ev Cab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Brown, but they do different things…

  190. W1ldfire says:
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    Apologize in advance if you’ve already answered a similar questions…I’m a little concerned about my pitching since I have quite a few young guys who are beginning to cool down or will at some point.

    SP: Harvey, Scherzer, Samardzija, S Miller, Gallardo, Wacha, Cole, just dropped Peavy bc I have too many injuries to hold
    RP: Grilli, Holland, Valverde, Parnell

    I’m fed up with Gallardo and I’ll prob drop him if he doesn’t pitch well tonight. Just wondering how guys like Wheeler, Porcello, Santiago, Beachy, J Johnson, which are all on the wire, stack up to my back of the rotation guys (Wacha, Gallardo, ect). Any advice on someone to add/drop from my starting rotation and/or bullpen? Thanks so much

  191. W1ldfire says:
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    Apologize in advance if you’ve already answered a similar questions…I’m a little concerned about my pitching since I have quite a few young guys who are beginning to cool down or will at some point.

    SP: Harvey, Scherzer, Samardzija, S Miller, Gallardo, Wacha, Cole, just dropped Peavy bc I have too many injuries to hold
    RP: Grilli, Holland, Valverde, Parnell

    I’m fed up with Gallardo and I’ll prob drop him if he doesn’t pitch well tonight. Just wondering how guys like Wheeler, Porcello, Santiago, Beachy, J Johnson, which are all on the wire, stack up to my back of the rotation guys (Wacha, Gallardo, ect). Any advice on someone to add/drop from my starting rotation and/or bullpen? Thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello over Gallardo (depending on tonight)… Like to grab Santiago or Wheeler, but you have no one else to drop right this moment…

      • W1ldfire says:
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        @Grey: awesome thanks for the help, love the site!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  192. MB says:
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    D Holland dropped in my league. He better than milone and gallardo? QS league

    Also, which one for holds? Tazawa, Belisle, R Ross, Storen, C Allen

    Was leaning Tazawa but he hasnt had a hold in forever, but know they come in bunches.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Gallardo… Tazawa

  193. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Is AJ Burnett too much for Uggla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  194. Chris says:
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    Need rotation help this week…cingrani for 2 starts (vs milwaukee, at cubs)or wacha for 2 starts (at mets, at marlins) or both…if both we’d have to sit one of latos, Lynn, liriano, medlen, minor….thanx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  195. The Fridge says:
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    I have been offered Pujols for Ellsbury in a league where I lead steals by a significant margin and need Runs, HRs and RBIs. I own Everth and just picked up Maybin so should remain strong in steals but will Pujols provide substantially more Runs and RBIs?

    Should I aim higher than Pujols?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @The Fridge: I wouldn’t push my luck. Take it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols… Can try for higher if you like…

  196. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Ike or Arcia ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  197. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Always sunny is good. Gets a little old by season 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, far away still from being there… I could see watching it only here or there… Gets old after watching 2 episodes back to back actually… I love it (in small doses)…

      • Gray Elbright says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you ever watch Trailor Park Boys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t, good?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: exactly. Like workaholics. Guess whay magical placr I’m at for my daughters graduation from kindergarten

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Demand the teacher allow her to give a valedictorian speech!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: she did not get any awards. The good who has the former teacher stay at home mom cleaned house. Shocker!

            Were at disneyland again. Kids choice

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA… You guys go there like once a week! I’m beginning to think she’s like what do you want to do? And you’re like Disney, yo!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: been a lot lately. Birthday. School fundraiser trip. Last day of kindergarten. Should mellow out now….l hope. Baby’s mama is killing me then my dad guilts me when I don’t go with them. Hate never wins…better than going to work

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yeah, I hear ya… At least you’re stockpiling brownie points…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: brownie points equals buys me stuff…not sex

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  198. Pope says:
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    Post was great, Grey, the Sandoval section was hilarious.

    Question, I’m believing the Santiago hype and would like to add him. Is he worth rostering over any of these guys?

    My staff: Cain, Cobb, Garza, Porcello, Wacha, Wheeler, Cole, Parnell, Henderson, Jansen, Nathan, (Perez DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Over Cole

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: That was not where I was leaning, thanks!

  199. An English Dan says:
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    Evening (Well,it is here…),

    Grey and everyone else here, thanks for all you do. Is my first point of call for everything baseball.

    I am in a 10 team H2H, we keep 8 each year. Am currently very strong -72.5%, 21.5 games in front of 2nd. Mainly because the team was stacked when i took over midway through last season (Votto, Jones, Stanton, Kemp, MadBum, Wainwright and i picked up Trout as well).

    However I have Shelby Miller, Gerrit Cole and Zach Wheeler in my rotation. Should I be worried about Pitching Limits on these guys? The waiver wire has been kind in terms of streaming pitchers, probably because we count holds as well. Should I be looking to trade them if they get off to a good start? Package one with Kemp (Util when he returns), Altuve(starting 2B) or Machado(starting 3B) for an upgrade ? if so who to target?

    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… No idea who you need, but Kemp and Altuve should get you a top piece… Forget also including one of the rookie starters…. I’d be concerned they all shut it down in early September…

  200. gingoose says:
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    Need to drop 1….Corey Hart or Nolan Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hart

  201. Bigwormsherm says:
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    Could you give me an idea of a range of guys to look to trade for Beachy. Need help with RBI and didn’t know what I should consider his value right now.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bigwormsherm: Throw some offers out there for RBI guys at positions you could upgrade…see what sticks. Then you’ll know his value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not gonna get anything substantial for him… Maybe Willingham-ish

  202. Mike says:
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    Stupid to drop Todd Frazier for Oswaldo Arcia in a dynasty? I like Arcia’s upside..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  203. giant-eer says:
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    Looks like Jordany is going to get some PT with Ike going down. Anything changed since your predictions earlier is the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See if he actually does… He’s a hot schmotato if he’s hitting… Solid speed, some power…

  204. JTR says:
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    Drop K-Rod for fat Bartolo’s next two starts at home against NYY and SEA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  205. Dave the Barber says:
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    Should I bench Wilhemsen in order to get Cole’s Tuesday start in? I need QS and I can afford to sit a closer for a week but I don’t know if I should risk it with a guy making his debut. He may only go five or worse, get smacked. Another possibility is bench YoGal since he gets Mia but will then negate those stats by getting rocked by Cinci. What should I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench YoGa

      • Dave the Barber says:
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        @Grey: My man 50 grand. I figure that was the move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  206. Wilsonian says:
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    Got an interesting trade offer.

    I get: Shields/Butler
    I give: Gio/Mujica

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    I have Mujica, Henderson, Bailey, Parnell, Holland as closers now. I could then drop one of my bench bats (Pedro or Gardner) for Veras, Gregerson, Brothers, Gregg, Cishek if I wanted to pick up another closer. What’s the consensus? Does Butler turn things around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Butler

  207. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts:
    Cashner vs ATL
    Marcum vs CHC
    Norris @ SEA
    Maholm @ SD
    Milone vs SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maholm, Cashner, Milone

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: does the pts format make it that much different comparing only
        Norris @SEA and
        Cashner vs ATL.
        i had asked which of those was better like sat in h2h regular (not pts league) and it was a pickem by you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still a pick em… Go Cash…

  208. Loyal Atl Bravo says:
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    Will middlebrooks or Todd Frazier ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  209. AJ says:
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    Which side of this trade you like best Adam Jones and Manny Machado or Shelby Miller and Ellsbury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  210. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    Tim Tebow just broke Twitter. That is all.

    • Pope says:
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      @The Guru: Truth

  211. The Fridge says:
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    Rank these 3 ROS….Arcia, Krispie, Loney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loney, Arcia

  212. dave says:
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    Starlin Castro or Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  213. DP says:
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    NL only standard 5×5 10 teamer ———-do i want to drop Kozma and grab Dietrich ? ———————and I got Coghlan going to the DL– which is best to grab (slim pickens)———Colvin , Kubel , X Paul , L Schafer (i own braun too – ) or the ever capable Kenny Jay, I mean Torres of San Fran fame……………. one last question plz—- which more likely to see saves in the very near future ————-axford , thayer , lyon (mets) ————–good read, thanks for your time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Dietrich… Kubel… Lyon…

      • DP says:
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        @Grey: thanks– will colvin get a chance to have a run like he did last year ? the guy that grabbed him and medlen last year won the league on the last day-

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Colvin’s immediate future with the club is murky at best, but he’s worth a flyer for a couple of days…

  214. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Have you watched any of Medlen’s last starts? Has he turned a corner you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t seen them, he looks like a #2 to #3 starter…

  215. SteveNZ says:
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    Now hear this. An MLB.tv subscription for the rest of the season can be yours for just $49.95 this week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, they gonna refund me the $80 difference I paid?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You’ll need to take that up with them, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could you act as liaison?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I’m sorry, sir. We only deal with enquiries from our New Zealand subscribers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Fine…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Looking forward to some Joyce goodness this week. He’s $18.5 on the Tron today, negative for the Lester start and $20+ for the other 5 days…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice! Rudy’s streaming like 4 hitters today… I had no room for any batty calls…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: I have Aviles, Jeff Baker, Aybar and a couple of other ne’er-do-wells going.

                    High hopes for Baker…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, Rudy’s having a nice Hitter-tron day…

    • DP says:
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      @SteveNZ: should be free…….only a commie would charge to watch baseball on a commercial saturated television

  216. agarthered says:
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    This trade seems like a no brainer to me but want to make sure..

    Have Rendon at 2b (well in one more game i will)

    Been offered Utley for kenley Jensen, would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine…

  217. Gray Elbright says:
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    Are we starting Jered Weaver @ Balt tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I owned him, I’d start him…

      • Gray Elbright says:
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        @Grey:

        Not sure if this is reverse pyschology

  218. Cooper says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS and next year… Iwakuma or Derek Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  219. Greyismyhero says:
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    Porcello, Tillman, ROS?

    Also, Porcello, Tillman, Beachy ROS?

    Thanks and please pass the pipe!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello…Porcello

  220. Jon says:
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    What would you offer for Prado or Headley in a keeper? Trying to upgrade at CI.

    My trade chips: Lind, Alonso, Olt, Rendon, Lawrie, Frazier, Jennings, BJ, Reddick, Bourjos, Hammel, Tillman, Skaggs, Archer, Gausman

    See anything that makes sense there for me?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jon: I don’t see Prado as an upgrade, nor Headley, to a lesser extent. Go bigger. Trade a couple of your “keeper” SP’s for someone better.

      • Jon says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: I’ve been trying to nab Wright or Longo without any luck. Asked about EE, too. Haven’t asked about Beltre.

        My rotation is Bum, Zimm, Harvey, Bailey, Milone, Medlen, Cobb and Cashner. Right away I know you’ll say I have too much pitching, but my league rolls with 10+ SP/team and some of the rotations are WAY more stacked than mine (only 10 teams). Honestly need all these guys to be competitive.

        That being said, I’m open to dealing anybody. Thoughts?

    • Jon says:
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      @Grey curious if you have any suggestions…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I agree with what was said, these guys aren’t huge upgrades over who you have… Lawrie and Tillman for Headley? I know if I had Headley I wouldn’t mind getting rid of him…

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    Who are the guys from this raggedy-assed bunch worth holding in a 14-team keeper? (Not keeping necessarily, just holding…)

    Gausman
    Morrow
    Tillman
    Gee
    Porcello
    Milone

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @SteveNZ: Not Gee, that’s for certain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman, Porcello, Milone

  222. Fungazi says:
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    Would you pick up Reddick over Aoki? I liked Aoki last year and just picked him up a couple weeks ago, but damn, he’s one unsexy .300 hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you need power…

  223. Mike says:
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    Teahran or Ryu ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  224. Pope says:
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    WTF Cobb?!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Pope: holy f***ing sh*t!!!!! He killed my ratios on day one of the week.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Wilsonian: Alexiglas Principle

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Wilsonian: that 8 whip will come down. around the same time the chair slips out from under yr feet.

      • Prezz says:
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        @Wilsonian: the first 5 minutes of the week..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  225. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    anybody remember that first inning by hefner against PHI last year, late in season, with like 9 runs in first inning. WELL, Cobb’s trying to beat it. 4 singles, 3 doubles, 1 walk, before his first out, a popup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  226. Larry says:
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    Okay to go with blanks over quentin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  227. Wilsonian says:
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    So you think Butler is going to turn it around enough to make him and Shields worth a trade for Gio and Mujica?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: would I then pick up Veras, Gregerson, Brothers, or Gregg to fill in for Mujica?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gregg

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    Joyce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go

    • Prezz says:
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      @SteveNZ: more like re-joyce!

  229. slew says:
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    Damn, Gyorko to the DL with strained groin, Forsythe activated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  230. AJ says:
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    Lackey , Porcello, Parker, Santiago ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, any love for Dempster?