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Desperate housewives and team owners rejoice – Evan Longoria is back and he has the mysterious, bedroom-eyed Giancarlo Stanton with him. Woo-hoo! Tommy Hutton be my Marlins docent and read me Giancarlo’s stat line. No, a little to the right. Ah, yeah, that’s the stuff. Bad wheels sidelined both these 2nd round picks and I imagine a lot of teams that drafted these two are down in the scrap heap, but this has to be a sweet moment for those of you who managed to keep your teams in contention and can now add these guys back into your lineups. Enjoy it (I know Rudy is on his RCL team), because it’s still a big question mark whether either of these guys flash the power that warranted the high draft pick. Beats counting on someone like Chris Carter or Mike Olt… I have a lot more faith in Giancarlo than Longoria, and not simply because I have his name tattooed on my neck like I’m in Blink-182. During rehab, Giancarlo was dropping some bombs, in the pacifist, baseball way, while Longoria was getting sore every other day. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Longoria sit two days a week or to see Giancarlo file a restraining order against me. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

James Shields – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks. This comes after a three-hit shutout where he K’d 11. That’s a hotter back-to-back than anything Aronofsky could’ve ever dreamed up.

Kevin Youkilis – Sat out yesterday with a sore knee. Maybe he’s got some bodies in there. Where’s David Caruso when you need him?

Jose Bautista – Bad news out of Toronto today. Bautista is still experiencing wrist pain, headed for another MRI and is out indefinitely. “The Pirates really got the better of this trade!” That’s the Comatose Pirates fan who’s been out for the last four years. Wrist pain for a hitter + In August with no timetable to return = Arte Johnson’s pants. Whoa, that math is all wrong. Was supposed to equal likely out for the season. If you’re counting on Bautista for your miraculous title run in your H2H league, maybe you pay Chris Johnson a little more attention so he’s doesn’t spite you.

Brett Lawrie – Out again yesterday with a sore oblique. He said when he tags it’s fine, but it’s still sore when he hashes.

Pablo Sandoval – Said he’s at 90%. To inspire his teammate, Buster Posey wore a Professor Klump costume.

Cole Hamels – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks. A’la Guy Fieri, “That was a crackerjack performance. And crackerjack is good!”

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-3 with his 20th homer as he returned to the lineup. BTW, the Rasmus Girl emailed me to be on the podcast as a guest and I emailed her back immediately and then I never heard back from her. So this afternoon’s special guest is a background ground line ringing and my cackle. If someone could pester her again on Twitter, go to it.

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in his third game since his cortisone shot. If you find this post better than most, I got a cortisone shot in my fingers.

Jim Henderson – Got the save for the Brewers yesterday. Jim Henderson was called on because the Brewers’ other Muppets look like Fozzie Bear with typos, “Wack-a, wack-a, wack-a” and they were overused the day before. I wouldn’t go crazy grabbing Henderson; he’s probably third on a real ugly closer food chain. “Do you want to go with the Waldorf Salad with rancid mayo or the aspic with lime Jell-o and pork?” That’s the Brewers Closer Waiter talking about today’s specials.

Michael Fiers – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks. Now you really couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f**cking Michael Fiers because someone’s holding onto him like a bag of peanuts Ganesha gave them.

Gordon Beckham – 1-for-3 with his 2nd home run in as many games. Taking a page out of Aramis and Zimmerman’s playbook, he got a shot of adrenaline to his heart. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but if you’re hurting for pop at MI, I’d grab Beckham.

Jake Peavy – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks. Can’t believe he couldn’t get the win against Bruce Effin’ Chen. Why is God punishing me? Was it the cat I kicked in college? I was on shrooms and Patches said, “I’m a freakin’ fur ball,” but I thought I heard, “I’m a free kickball.” After the cat landed, we laughed about the confusion. Patches forgave me, why won’t you?! Why?!

Ryan Dempster – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Sawx. Sonavabench! Ugh, it’s gonna be tough owning Dempster, trying to figure out when to start him.

Billy Butler – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games. After the homer, he ran into the stands and kissed Morganna.

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs with his 3rd homer. I thought of the song, “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow” when I wrote “Starling” because he mentions a Sterling. Great song and he name drops Tavern on the Green, how’s that for gangster? RIP, Nice & Smooth’s Career. (I think they’re still alive.) (As an aside (within another aside), you ever notice how so many great rappers are like professional wrestlers? They just up and vanished when the clock struck 1998. Where the hell are Nice & Smooth (if they’re still alive)? Their Wikipedia page is shorter than that dopey guy from Fangraphs who obviously bribed a Wikipedia editor.)

Rick Porcello – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks and the win vs. the Yankees. Did you have grown man testicles and start him here because the Stream-o-Nator told you to? Or did you have baby testicles? Stream-o-Nator says you should wear girl shorts so the Stream-o-Nator can see your camel toe.

Eric Chavez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. He goes up to bat with the new song, Wannabe by the Spice Girls and the Yanks celebrate by doing the Macarena.

Ichiro Suzuki – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs. His Yankee average is now up to .240 with one homer. Move over Gehrig and Ruth! Next thing you know, the Yankees are going to un-retire Phil Nevin. Or maybe trade for Austin Kearns. Nah, too young!

Eric Young Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs and if the Rockies have any sense in their collective melons, they will give Young a real shot to start, and you should give him a real shot on your fantasy team, too. Act like you know, MC Lyte!

Josh Rutledge – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs. Tulo who?! Tulowitzki. I know, Random Italicized Voice, I was being facetious. Fasheez-Us? Is that your Indian friend? Forget it.

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-4 with a steal. I was a bit concerned that his back issues of Men’s Health would affect him, but it looks like his back is, uh, back.

Steve Cishek – 1 IP with two-thirds of a Kimbrel. (A “Kimbrel” is a perfect inning with 3 Ks.) Cishek now has seven saves and a 1.74 ERA in 46 2/3 IP and 46 Ks. Don’t be scared to pick him up. Or if Chingy’s reading, scurrrred.

Corey Kluber – Decent first start against the Twins (6 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K) but didn’t get the win thanks to three infield errors by the Indians. That’s 11 straight losses for the Indians – that woman owner from Major League finally got her wish! Given his solid AAA stats, Kluber will probably be a passable streaming candidate during favorable matchups through rest of year even if he does sound like a German tween heartthrob.

Chris Perez – Blew his second straight save. Both were pretty epic too, if epic means gut-wrenchingly terrible. In that case, epic could also be used to describe his hair. Any the hoo! Pestano has been lights out all year — 1.29 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 57 Ks in 49 IP and should be the closer. If I had a tenderoni that had anywhere near those ratios, I think I’d love him for the rest of my life. Do I think the Indians switch it up? I’m at about 70% with Perez remaining the closer, but I’d grab Pestano anyway.

Erick Aybar – 2-for-4 with a homer. See, and I didn’t even mention Trout’s homer. Doh!

Joey Votto – Reports are saying he’s about a week away. The one key element with his knee issue he still has to master is the slide. It’s electric. Boogie woogie woogie.

Matt Wieters – 3-for-6 with two solo homers to bring his season total to 15. I don’t know how far the homers went but for fantasy purposes they were both “Just Enough.” As in, he keeps doing just enough to stay on your fantasy team.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks. I debated whether to write anything for Lynn today, because some commenters seem to think I make pitchers regress by saying negative things about them, and then if they don’t regress it’s because I’m dumb. If the stats are saying something, then that’s the way I lean. It really has nothing to do with the players, the teams or any other fakakta crap. I dumped Lynn on May 24th and since then his stats are: 4.24/1.44 in 76 1/3 IP with 81 Ks. I think you could’ve found better off waivers; I know I did.

Allen Craig – 2-for-3 with two solo shots. If this were a beer pong fantasy site, two solo shots means something totally different.

Jeremy Affeldt – Got the save yesterday and now Bochy is saying that Affeldt and Romo will get saves. No mention of Casilla. I’d grab Affeldt first because Bochy can’t tie his shoes with the kid gloves he wears with Romo. I know, Affeldt is a lefty. What do you want me to tell you? Bochy is bonkers…like a fox!

Travis Snider – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs as he got the start because it was a lefty. He’s also a lefty that’s batting near .400 against lefties. He’s the inverse property of Matt Diaz. Call him Datt Miaz. Imagine Dusty trying to figure out when to bat Snider. Would devolve into a 20 minute argument with his toothpick walking out of the clubhouse and slamming the door behind him.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Pirates. I usually only mention the team when it’s a good offense like the Yankees, Rangers or in Coors or when it’s a bad team like the Padres or Astros. You know, so you have perspective. So wrap your head around the fact that I mentioned it was the Pirates. Zadow! I don’t have Carrie’ ex-boyfriend yet in any leagues, but I could totally see grabbing him in favorable matchups.

Stephen Drew – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games. You thought I was bizzonkers to suggest picking up Beckham…Well…Stephen Drew could be teetering on hot schmotatoness.

Chris Johnson – 2 HR and 5 RBI. He now has 7 HRs in the last 12 games. Someone’s happy to be in Arizona. Same thing happened to Aaron Hill last year – maybe these midseason trades work because the player’s leave their girlfriend/wife in their previous home city and spend the rest of the season partying up in Arizona strip clubs. Whatever the reason, Johnson’s so red hot that he makes Chad Tracy’s hair look jet black.

Alfonso Soriano – Sat out yesterday with a swollen hand. He told reporters, “I can’t be Superman.” Of course not, he’s his archenemy: Sux Luthor.

177 Responses

  1. ferris says:
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    rank ROS please

    justin maxwell
    travis snider
    jd martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris, Snider, Maxwell

  2. All Braun No Brains says:
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    Do you buy Ramirez’s P.C hot streak to last or really this whole months hot streak to last the rest of the season. Also I have Chris Johnson is he a suitable replacement so I can get value elsewhere for Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @All Braun No Brains, Probably will last for a couple of weeks…

  3. Czernobog says:
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    I started Brett Jackson over Krispie & Marte for a weekly roster. 7 ABs, 7 strikeouts. Awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Czernobog, Yeah, hopefully he comes out of it…

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    winner winner chicken dinner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Ha!

  5. Mr. Rickey says:
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    How about some love for EPMD? Safe to drop Casilla at this point?

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, now I’ve got EPMD stuck in my head, here goes:

      I knew I was the man with the master plan to make you wiggle and jiggle, like Giancarlo Stanton.

      Always calm under pressure, no need to act ill, listen when I tell you boy, you gots to drop Cahill.

      If rappin was a tribe I’d be the chief commanche, had fat link, chunky rings, Starling Marte.

      Strictly out for the stats, they’re called Goldschmidt diggers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Your fantasy team blows…Hell, no, team’s got the whole season ahead of it no time to be sniffling, if Mark Reynolds find out he’ll start whiffing…

      Safe to drop Casilla…

  6. stoopid says:
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    Barney, Drew, or Beckham for my MI?

    Altuve & Andrus are my 2B & SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Drew…

  7. TJ says:
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    Does the Bautista wrist injury scare you off from acquiring him in a keeper league, where this season is pretty much lost a it is? Or does it seem like he will be OK with a regular off season to get healthy?

    • @TJ, If it makes a difference, I just acquired Bautista in a keeper league, I’m sure that time off to completely heal will suit him just fine. I wouldn’t be scared.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ, I’m not worried about next year…

  8. Starting Anibal v. Yanks tonight?

    • @The Miracles, Stream-o-nator says 109. That’s above average. But still iffy, I’d say. Gray?

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @The Miracles,

        The Stream-o-Nator was correct on Porcello vs The Yankees.

    • Jamiehov says:
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      @The Miracles, Good question, I was wondering the same. Leaning towards no but would like to hear greys take

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Miracles, I’m not going near him vs. the Yanks…

  9. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Please help me rank my OF options: Choo, Rasmus, Gomez, Hunter, Markakis (best overall performance, no specific category needs)

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, Rasmus, Choo, Hunter

  10. Turnipman says:
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    Better Committee Part: Jeremy Affeldt or Jared Burton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turnipman, Affeldt

  11. schlitzy says:
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    drop Mike Young for EYJR in a 14 team league where I need SB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, Go for it

  12. Thanks a lot for getting the electric side stuck in my head. Funny shizz as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin, Thanks!

  13. Sawx10 says:
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    @grey

    I’ve got Longoria coming off the Dl and need to make room. I’m looking to trade Zimmerman (if I drop him he’s just going to get picked up).

    Would you trade Zimmerman and Butler for Rodney and Kubel? Rodney would be replacing castillo..and my team is pretty solid otherwise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sawx10, I’d take that trade…

  14. Ken says:
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    Ruben Tejada or Stephen Drew ROS

    With OBP replacing AVG

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ken, Drew

  15. BoneFace w/ no Harmony says:
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    In a non-keeper, do you like giving Zobrist, McDonald, Perkins for Halladay, Betancourt? Figure I upgrade my staff a bit before the deadline, as I now have Altuve at 2B and an OF of Stanton, Beltran, Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BoneFace w/ no Harmony, I’d want Halladay

  16. Deadwoods says:
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    Drop Niese for Brandon McCarthy, Wei Yin Chen or Scott Diamond. Or hold? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, I’d hold

  17. Jon says:
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    Who do you like more ROS: Hosmer or Frazier? Both below C Johnson?

    And who are you starting between Snider, Kendrick and Hosmer? Still Hos because of his upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Hosmer… Below Johnson, yes… Hosmer…

  18. JTR says:
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    Are you starting Vogey @STL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, Yes

  19. JTR says:
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    Grey, stream Lucas Harrell tomorrow? I’m chasing K’s to grab first in my Roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, Sure

  20. papasmurf says:
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    I wonder if something happened behind the scenes with Casilla and Bochy. Yeah Casilla had a rough patch, but overall he’s still been pretty good. It’s probably the gopheritis…

    Stanton’s back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Ha… Yeah, was thinking that too about Casilla… Seemed kinda abrupt.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Agreed. I wondered this in the comments a few days ago; Casilla actually much, much better since coming back from the blister thing. He had a couple mistakes, but his K rate jumped back up.

  21. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I believe in The Stream-o-Nator!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Famous Burrito, It’s real…

  22. Gila Monster says:
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    No Mike Trout blurb for his 20th Home Run on his 20th birthday making him 20 and 36 putting him on a 30/50 pace

    • Paranoid Android says:
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      @Gila Monster, 21st bday

  23. nyydj2 says:
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    Anyone else been having major problems all week with getting the usual full list of player updates with roto-info’s new format?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @nyydj2, I have. There’s some bugs for sure.

    • Ronkonkoma says:
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      @nyydj2, Yea it sucks! I had 3 bench bats hit homers while 3 in my lineup didn’t even start!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @nyydj2, concur. I had HUGE issues right before they upgraded. Now it’s hit or miss if I even get the site to work.

  24. Timequake says:
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    With Longoria back, I need to drop (or try to trade) Goldschmidt, B. Lawrie, or Dunn. Who gets the ax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timequake, Dunn

  25. J Money says:
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    My friend in my league really needs a catcher with Ruiz hurt and I have M Montero on my bench (Molina is my catcher).

    Which picther can I get from him for a fair trade, if any?

    Kershaw
    Cueto
    Hamels
    Sale
    Wilson
    Harrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J Money, Wilson, Cueto, Sale…

  26. Jon says:
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    Add Brothers, Parnell, Adams, Balfour, Doolittle, Affeldt or Romo over Cook or Casilla?

    Or should I go with a starter like Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, What do you need? A closer? Then Affeldt…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Over Casilla

  27. TheBravesWear Prado says:
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    Need to drop 2 starters in a 12 team mixed for guys coming off the DL. Guys on the chopping block: Lynn, Karstens, Minor, Estrada. I figure Karstens is one but can’t decide on the other. Also would you take Blanton over any of those guys? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheBravesWear Prado, Estrada

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No on Blanton…

  28. McClapYoHandz says:
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    12 team h2h standard:
    Napoli, Teixeira, Craig, Youk, JRoll, Beltran, J.Upton, McCutchen, mini McCutchen(S.Marte), Olt, Uggla, Howard, Segura, Bonifacio in DL

    Verlander, F. Hernandez, Hamels, Dickey, Burnett, Scherzer, Jansen, Janssen(!), Wilhelmsen, Frieri…

    I win this thing right? Am I missing anything for the stretch run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @McClapYoHandz, Team looks solid…

      • McClapYoHandz says:
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        @Grey, thanks for the reply. Follow up question, this is a keeper league; keep two from rounds one to six, two from seven to twelve, two from thirteen and on… who do you keep?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @McClapYoHandz, How would I know what rounds you drafted them in?

  29. ManuteBologna says:
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    Why was Chris Johnson so low? I was worried he wasn’t going to be in the roundup as I scrolled down. He’s been EN FUEGO since you said to pick him up.

    Brag it up mustachio’d man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ManuteBologna, Ha

  30. Ronkonkoma says:
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    What happens to Rutledge when Tulo comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Worry about it when you see Tulo come back…

  31. Miley Cyrus says:
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    How do you feel about Wainwright for the remainder of this year and as a keeper? Would you trade Andrus to get him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miley Cyrus, I like him as a top 30 starter, Andrus is fair…

      • Miley Cyrus says:
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        @Grey, Thanks Grey. Follow up question: How does Jennings stack up against Andrus as a keeper (12 team 5×5)? Would you be more inclined to trade either one in a deal for Wainwright?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer to trade Andrus, but they’re close… It’s all fair…

  32. Lines says:
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    Just picked up Straily and got Longo back (yeah, that’s right, I am the fantasy baseball 1%). But as my coffers are overflowing, I need to drop someone. Normally, I’d drop the guy I picked up to fill in for Longo, but it’s Chris Johnson, so I’m not going to do that.

    Jarrod Parker seems like the obvious option, but Samardzija has looked shaky lately, and Aaron Hill seems to have cooled off. Of the three, who would you lose? 12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS + QS).

    Top notch round-up today, Grey. Laughing so hard it was hard to keep my monocle in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines, Thanks! Ha! Parker…

  33. The Real McCoy says:
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    Umm, so I’m at a complete lose on who to drop in order to bring Longo back to my roster. I don’t want to drop a pitcher because I hate having bench bats.

    C- AJ
    1B- AGon
    2B- Craig
    SS- Escobar
    3B- Beltre
    IF- Encarnacion
    OF- Hamilton, Willingham, Revere
    UT- Rizzo, C. Johnson
    Bench- 2B Phillips
    DL- Longo

    It appears that Rizzo has the least value to my team (as long as C. Johnson can stay hot). Phillips may no be the same going foward but even if I drop him it doesn’t move longo into my lineup. I need Reveres at this point because he is carrying my SBs (last in my league in category). Willingham has cold spells but he is having a career year.

    I love/hate this time of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Rizzo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tough choice though…

  34. Ari says:
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    Keeper League – who’s got more value:
    BJ Upton
    Desmond Jennings
    Starling Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ari, Jennings

  35. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Is Quintana going to get a visit tonight from the much maligned Regression Fairy? I mean it’s the Royals!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, I wouldn’t go near him…

  36. Wilsonian says:
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    Still have an awful 1B in my 16 Team H2H keeper. Right now I’m playing Wallace. I also have Olt who will become eligible there sometime in the future. Stick with those two or pick up Pena, Carp, Reynolds? Man those options suck ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Hold

  37. Paranoid Android says:
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    Just wanna say thanks for recommending Johnson and Aybar as starts this week and also thanks for these daily write ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paranoid Android, No problem…

  38. Slappy Pappy says:
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    I tend to think of Soriano as more Richard Pryor in Superman III, where he rounds the Cubs payroll up to the nearest 130 million. Latin birth dates, poor defense, and huge contracts; the kryptonite of real baseball teams! You’ve been warned LAA! Also, time to drop Casilla? Will he see another save opp this year?

    Thanks!

    • Slappy Pappy says:
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      Bailey, Perkins, or Lopez would be the potential pickup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Ha! Yeah, grab Lopez…

  39. Ethan Stein says:
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    Got an offer of Reddick and Peralta for my Rutledge. Which side do I want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ethan Stein, Reddick

  40. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it just me, or does Prince Fielder’s season seem like he’s really been shitty all year? He’s done nothing spectacular. Yet, he’s hitting .310 with 80 RBI. I guess the 19 homeruns is the issue. But still, he seems like he’s been crap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Yeah, he seems it, but he hasn’t…

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey, Seems crappy because we expect more from him with the name and all. but hes gone about his business using the whole field because AL pitchers have pitched him a lot away this year.

  41. jackinthebox says:
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    In the first year of a keeper league, would you drop Moustakas, Howard or Soriano to bring Longoria off the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jackinthebox, Alfonso Soriano

  42. Chillmodious says:
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    Hi Grey, could really use your advice here…

    SPs – Greinke, Anibal, Lynn, McCarthy, Medlen, Minor, Detwiler
    RPs – Perez, Wilhelmsen, Holland, Casilla
    DL – Hanson

    —————-

    I’m dropping Casilla for someone, but can’t decide among Romo, Affeldt, Wilton Lopez, Pestano. Who would bee your first and second choices?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Lopez, Pestano

  43. L-Boogie says:
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    Rizzo or Middlebrooks at CI RoS?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Rizzo

  44. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    FIERS!

    Also, very nice to see the Return of MC Lyte. #classichits

    Safe to drop Casilla? Possibly for Pestano?

    Start Straily at home vs Supertrout and the Angels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, #thanks I’d drop casilla for Pestano… I’d start Straily…

  45. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you still liking a trade of my Sherzer for Uggla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Not crazy about either guy…

  46. Zeke says:
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    Rutledge and Chris Johnson are carrying my injury depleted team right now. I never would have gotten to them first without Grey’s magic stache. Thanks for the all that you do to keep us one step ahead of the competition.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeke, No worries…

  47. kaiser soze says:
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    Detwiler or Minor ROS?

    Does Storen need to be owned in a 10-team Holds league? Or is Affeldt the better own since I already have Romo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kaiser soze, Minor… Affeldt is the better own…

  48. Crumpy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12 5×5 roto keeper league, I’m in contention. I’m considering moving Granderson for Adrian Gonzalez. Is this a fair trade 1) ROS, 2) in keeper terms?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crumpy, It’s fair…

  49. WaxonWaxoff says:
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    I have Casilla, should I drop him for Pestano? or Drop for one of my SP: Straily, Parker or A. Sanchez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Casilla for Pestano

  50. B.o.B says:
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    McCarthy due back on Friday…drop Detwiler/Medlen/Strailey for him, or hold on all? 10 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler

  51. L-Boogie says:
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    Obviously he won’t hit HRs in 4 or 5 straight games every week, but can Rutledge keep his hitting up or is he a good sell high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re selling for…

  52. royce! says:
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    After Dempster’s starts @NYY and @TOR, he should face a lot of weaker opponents- MIN, KC, CLE, SEA, OAK (not sure if they’re weak or not, but whatevs), etc. I’ll be skipping him for his home starts against teams like LAA, but otherwise it’s just a matter of waiting through at least his next start.

    • Carnac says:
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      @royce!, September’s schedule looks prettay prettay good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Nice, good to know, hadn’t looked that far in advance…

      • BoneFace w/ no Harmony says:
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        @Grey, knowing this info, would Derek Holland potentially be a good stash right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BoneFace w/ no Harmony, Over who?

          • BoneFace w/ no Harmony says:
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            @Grey, Liriano, Medlen, or B Anderson

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t own him over the first two (in reverse order)…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I.e., Medlen, Liriano, Holland…

  53. Sagnof specialist says:
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    Middlebrooks or Headley.

    Whos better at CI ros?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Sagnof specialist, Between the lineups and the ballparks, alone… Middlebrooks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

  54. Max says:
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    Have a playoff spot locked up and trying to fortify my roster. Which side do you prefer: Kershaw or Fiers and Sale

    • Carnac says:
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      @Max, Kershaw. Sale could get shut down or skipped any given week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  55. B.o.B says:
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    FYI Nathan Eovaldi is currently showing a “Last 20G FIP” of 0.53 on the SON. Just a gut feeling that can’t be right…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll notify Rudy…

    • @B.o.B, fixed. was an issue w/ pitchers who were traded in the last 20 days where it was only counting the stats from one of the two teams. now fixed.

  56. Carnac says:
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    Ron Washington says, to limit Joe Nathan’s workload, he’s ONLY going to use him in save situations moving forward.

    Who says Ron Washington isn’t someone for kids to look up to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  57. blunderbuss says:
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    Would you start Latos today? I’m nervous and shakin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would if I owned him…

    • Carnac says:
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      @blunderbuss, You’re Bo Diddley!

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Carnac, “Five dollars. Thank you, Mister Mortimer. Maybe I’ll go to the movies… by myself.”

      • blunderbus says:
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        @Carnac, Nice catch.

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @blunderbuss, He’s been really good… I’m starting him.

  58. Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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    Affeldt over Romo over Storen in a 14 team H2H points league with saves and holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  59. Chillmodious says:
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    WTF, Olt sitting again. I thought the Rangers were being sneaky like a fox in calling him up, but apparently they can’t stomach the idea of getting a top prospect regular playing time. As for me, I certainly can’t stomach the arrangement for my last Util spot. Should I drop him for Aoki (solid if unspectacular)? Or should I try someone else like Ruggiano/Maxwell/Frenchy/Frazier/Ackley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano

  60. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I got Marte, Snider, Olt, and Jackson in my bottom 4. Need to fill the last of 5 OF slots and my Util. Thinking of grabbing the Lindmill for his underanticipated return. What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Snider

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, the Lindmill or Rody Coss?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Lind…

  61. Just Say No to Waves says:
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    Assuming EY jr is actually getting a chance to start full time, would you rather have him or Lorenzo Cain?

    • Just Say No to Waves says:
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      @Just Say No to Waves, oh it is an 6v6 (with OPS as extra stat) weekly h2h (not points)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  62. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Getting a bit tired or Wilin getting benched 3-4 times a week for his piss poor defense. Is he worth dropping for McKenry or Lucroy (currently on Waivers)?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

  63. Grey — Deep league trade question: is it a good trade if I send Anibal and FrankFrank for Fister? I’d pick up Doolittle or Pestano or Isringhousen with the extra roster spot.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Fister and Pestano…

  64. Niq Castro says:
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    Come on Rangers, play the guy! (Olt)

    Who’s first to get dropped – Gomez or Olt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  65. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Anyone know of another site to see lineups and player updates as good as or better than Rotoinfo.com? Their site is all dicked up…

  66. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS******

  67. Grey's da man! says:
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    Eric Young Jr or Kendrick at 2B?

  68. Horse says:
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    Balfour or Affeldt?

    Thanks.

  69. Hank says:
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    Trade a 9th round pick next year for Joe Nathan? My other closers (or close candidates) are Marmol, Putz, Francisco, Affeldt, Balfour and Casilla. I’m not sure if it makes sense to pick up another closer. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need another closer… Take followups to the newest post…

  70. @grey
    Chris Carter or R to the Izzo?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo…Take followups to the newest post…

  71. Steve D. says:
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    What’s the deal with Desmond Jennings this year? Drafted him late (10th round, 98th overall) and patted myself on the back. Turned down an offer for Kipnis straight up in early June figuring he’d be a stud. He’s been just “meh” lately, and in a 10 team redraft league, my trigger finger is getting itchy… he put up solid numbers last August, but then crashed in September… should i cut bait on this porcupine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re cutting for…Take followups to the newest post…

      • Steve D. says:
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        @Grey, Probably just stream the hot bat of the week for now, so one of the following group:

        Carlos Quentin/David Murphy/Starling Marte/Eric Young Jr./Jon Jay/Colby Rasmus

  72. debar says:
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    @Grey, 3 questions:

    Should I drop Bautista for Chris Johnson (also have Lawrie manning 3rd)?

    Should I accept a trade that sends Sale & Jansen and i get Longoria & Jim Johnson? (Hanrahan is my other closer, and I’ve got Bum, Dickey, Gio, Anibal, Scherzer as my other steady SPs)

    Should I drop Uggla for Neil Walker?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes… Get Longo… Go with Walker… Take followups to the newest post…

  73. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….please rank ROS, Medlen, Minor, Buchholz. Also, news that Heath Bell will regain closer spot. Should I be proactive and drop Cishek for him now, or hold off till Bell actually officialy regains the role?

  74. slojup says:
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    Braun or Trout

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