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“The Nats Don’t Play,” was almost the title, but that’s too raw for all you suckas.  It’s too cutting.  It cuts the quick and bleeds ever-so-slightly that irritates you when you cut a lemon for your Arnold Palmer.  Y’all can’t hang with my chinchilla fur that I’m wearing in my picture.  (It’s just off my shoulder; you can’t see it.)  B-Real said it best, “You don’t know where I’m going cause you haven’t been where I’ve been, understand where I’m coming from?”  The Nationals know where I’ve been.  They’ve dealt with the same thing as me, only they had to pay Zimmerman millions of dollars to get what I got.  Which is an ulcer.  Thanks, doode!  I’ll send you the bill for the Zantac I’ve had to take for the last two years.  The Nats called Zimmerman into their office and said, “You only have a hamstring issue, but if it’s anything like the injuries you’ve had in the past that have lasted about 60 days past when they were supposed to, we’re bringing up our best prospect, Anthony Rendon.  We’re gonna tell everyone that it’s only for a few weeks while you heal, but we hope you don’t come back until July and we can trade you to the highest bidder.  What?  No, we don’t validate!”  Rendon is gonna be a great one…some day.  Damn, the fantasy baseball fortune cookie ending!  Yeah, I’m not sure he’s ready just yet, but he’s worth a flyer in all leagues.  I grabbed him in one league where I have Moustakas, because I’m tired of seeing that gyro-eating-motherfu–  Let’s just say I’m tired of Moustakas.  Best case scenario, Zimmerman has a set back and Rendon stays up and hits for a solid average and gives high-teen power with some very light speed.  Another scenario, Rendon hits, Zimmerman returns and the Nats gutter ball Espinosa’s value and move Rendon to 2nd.  Most likely scenario, Zimmerman returns and Rendon is demoted.  Worst case scenario, Rendon shows up at your house at 3 AM and asks to sleep on your couch, seems fine at first then he tells you he has no place to live, stays for months, doesn’t ever flush the toilet or fill up the Tang in the fridge then starts dating your aunt, eventually marries her, making him your uncle, a title he insists you call him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

John Buck – 1-for-4 with his 7th homer.  That’s only one more than Pujols, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout combined.  Yeah, nothing weird there.  WTB?!

Dillon Gee – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Finally, Gee looked like butter.  The preceding sentence was for our one reader in India.  Hey, Anuj!

David Wright – 0-for-2, 1 run and a steal.  Guess how many steals he has.  No, don’t look it up!  I didn’t say Google how many steals Wright has.  I said guess.  How many?  3?  4?  He has 5 steals.  He’s on pace for like 40 steals.  Did John Buck and him go into The Fly transporter with Mike Trout accidentally in there?  Maybe that’s why Mike Trout is now a fat slob.

Zack Cozart – Day-to-day after his fingers were hit on a bunt attempt.  Bunting is a lost art like ventriloquism.

Homer Bailey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins in Great American.  In Crayola Canyon, Bailey’s line translates to a near-perfect game where Doug Eddings calls a weak grounder to third a home run by accident.  He later apologizes, but stands by his call.  “The game happens fast out there!”

Ryan Hanigan – To the DL with an oblique strain.  Razzball exclusive!  Here’s Hanigan’s MRI.  The oblique is right there next to the Bread Basket.  Devin Mesoraco will get the majority of the at-bats in Hanigan’s wake, which Google tells me was a season seven episode of Murder, She Wrote.  Mesoraco is a solid grab in two-catcher leagues.  He reminds me of Napoli when he was under the tyrannical rule of the Sciosciapath.  Mesoraco could get 15 homers in only 300 ABs this year.

J.P. Arencibia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  If I had drafted Arencibia, Justin Upton and John Buck and no one else in the RCL, I’d have more home runs right now.  *jumps out of window, lands in a pile of marshmallows, completely fine, then Moustakas comes along and urinates on my head*

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He continues to swing a hot bat, and, to make him even more attractive, I recently dropped him.  Here comes a Lorenzo Cain-like streak!

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs as he hit in the 8 hole, which is porn-set speak for the left ear.

Josh Johnson – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Could the Angels and Blue Jays combine their pitching staffs to make one decent one?  Maybe.  Barely.  Doubtful.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his first steal.  Gardner said after the game, “Spring is a time for planting the seeds that will one day be a successful foundation of a 40-steal season.”  So profound.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd home run.  As frequent commenter, Stumanji said, “This is the dawning of the age of Gregorius, the age of Gregorius, the age of Gregorius, the age of Gregorius, Greg-o-RI-USSSSSSS, Greg-o-RI-USSSSSSS…”  Oh, and I’d grab him if I were hurting at MI.  He’s now hitting .545 in three starts with 2 homers.  Diamondbacks are gonna have a hard time figuring out how to not start him.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Put away all sharp objects before you read the next sentence.  You would’ve been better off drafting Ervin Santana than David Price.  It won’t continue though, Ervin’s men LOB% is off the charts silly and his BABIP is abnormal like those cylinder hamburgers that rotate at 7-11.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th home run.  Before yesterday’s game, Dale Sveum made an idle threat that the Cubs could demote Rizzo if his defense doesn’t improve.  Yeah, right.  That’s like when your mom would say if you don’t behave, we’re going to exchange you with a Chinese baby and you’ll have to live in China and work in a backscratcher factory.  What, did no one else get that threat?

Ryan Madson – Felt soreness in his elbow.  Illustration Time!  A Venus Fly Trap hasn’t wrapped its big, green mouth lip-leaves around anything in almost a month.  It’s so hungry.  The only thing it has to eat is Madson’s fantasy value.  Gulp.  Goodbye.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs as he struggles to walk, let alone run from the severe pain in his heel, Pujols said, “I’m dying.  It’s hurting real bad.”  He went on to add, “When I run the pain is that of a thousand Tracker Jackers stinging directly into my urethra.”  He should probably go on the DL, but the Angels have $759 million riding on this season, so they might not want him missing any time.  It brings up an interesting quandary.  What do you do when someone tells you to “walk it off” but you can’t walk?  A question for philosophers, I suppose.  It’s probably the worst time to sell Pujols in fantasy, as his value seems low, but he is hitting.  I’d probably continue to hold him and hope he can keep going, unless I got a trade that made sense.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and a slam & legs.  Nice, don’t let Madson’s Venus Fly Trap see that.  Dirty, soil-sitting-in, fantasy value eater!

Brett Anderson – Left Friday’s game with an ankle sprain, but the A’s haven’t ruled him out for making his next start.  Okay, I’ll rule it out for them.  He’s not making his next start.  Those in deep-ish leagues, I’d grab Straily now.

Tommy Milone – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  For the foreseeable future (which is June; that’s how far I can foresee the future), Milone looks like a straight homeschooler.

Coco Crisp – 1-for-2 with two steals.  I’m cuckoo for Coco’s SAGNOF!

Buster Posey – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Well, he’s no John Buck.

Barry Zito – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He said he was feeling relaxed after hanging with some of Lincecum’s friends on 4/20.

Brett Myers – To the 15-day DL with forearm soreness.  He’ll be replaced in the rotation by Corey Kluber.  Indians official roster move read, “Club her to Kluber.”

Asdrubal Cabrera – Fell down the dugout steps before Saturday’s game and was lifted yesterday for precautionary reasons.  Yeah, you don’t want Nick Swisher tripping on Asdrubal at the bottom of the steps and messing up Nick’s sideburns.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-3 with his 7th homer, he’s also hitting .298.  As they say when you’re getting into a dunk tank, at some point the bottom will drop out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ride him while he’s hitting.

Drew Stubbs – 1-for-3 with a homer, which came after a huge game on Saturday.  Basically, every Indians hitter took advantage of the Astros’ other weakness, their pitching.  Hitters looking at Astros starters is like that old joke, they’re terrible and we don’t get to face them enough.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd day in a row with a homer.  While writing up how much the Indians abused the Astros’ pitching, I stopped writing the post and went to look at the Astros’ schedule.  I then wrote into my iCal to pick up every available Rockie on May 28th for when the Astros visit Coors.

Fernando Martinez – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a homer in his first start of the year.  With the return of Fernando Martinez, you know who suddenly was out of the lineup, right?  C’mon, Astros, buy another Martinez jersey!

Yunel Escobar – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  As the old saying goes, throw enough crap against the wall and eventually something goes over for a home run.

Adam Jones – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and his third home run.  He has to hit 30 homers this year.  I’m Adam Ant.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-4 with his 6th homer.  Tu-lo-git-2-quit.  I’m doing the hand gestures, too.

Chad Billingsley – Went to the DL with elbow pain. I didn’t rank Billinsgley in the top 100 starters because this seemed inevitable.  Honestly, seriously, unnecessary adverbly, when a guy (Bills) is recommended for Tommy John surgery, it seems like cruel and unusual abuse to have him continue to pitch.  The Dodgers recalled Fife dawg to pitch in his place for Sunday.  He was about as good as someone with the name Stephen Fife would be.  He also looks exactly how you’d picture him.  Don’t worry, Kevin Arnold will still hang out with you.

Matt Kemp – 3-for-5, with his third steal.  His 2nd day in a row with a 3-for-5 and a steal (though it was split by an 0-for-3 with a steal in the 2nd game of the doubleheader Saturday).  He just needed a good ol’ fashioned “Sell” from yours truly.  Is it too late to “Sell” Mike Moustakas?  Can I just return him?  Why do I always get stuck with the worst Royals?  Surprised I didn’t draft Prince Philip.

Jhoulys Chacin – Hit the DL.  Tyler Chatwood will likely take his place in the rotation.  Do you think his Mom’s childhood dog was named Tyler and the street where she grew up was Chatwood?

Dan Uggla – Sat out yesterday with a strained calf, but hopes to return early this week.  Too bad his hopes are never like, “I hope to hit .250 with power again,” or “I hope I don’t strike out twice every game.”

Kris Medlen – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Casual Baseball Fan, “Medlen’s not as good as last year.”  Braves fan, “You’re an idiot, CBF.  He has a 2.16 ERA on the year.”  Fantasy Baseballer, “Should I trade him for Mike Minor?”

Travis Snider – 2-for-3, 1 run and hitting .357.  The Pirates are using him in a straight platoon, but he’s on the better side of it and has been hitting.  If you can move him in and out of your lineup, he’s a hot schmotato, which could turn into more.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Has now hit in ten straight games.  So, of course, he’s also been dropped in almost 20% of leagues.  Um, okay.

Justin Grimm – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Solid start, but moving forward it should be common knowledge you’re juggling flaming chainsaws blindfolded if you roll with a rookie pitcher in Arlington.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Member when he was a Junior?  Did he pull a Prince Fielder with his pops?  I got questions, y’all!

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his first homer and RBI.  Unfortunately, he’s been splitting time with Craig Gentry, so his stock remains anagrammatically correct with lo on the NYSE.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs, 5th homer (16 RBIs) and batting .280.  Yeah, he looks awful.  Bench him immediately!

Wily Peralta – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Is it me and my chronic rosterbating or do you kinda want to drop all exciting sleeper pitchers from the Brewers?  I’m not being rhetorical.  For serious, Fiers is already demoted, a 5+ ERA for Peralta and Estrada looks like he could serve up a homer ball up to Jose Altuve’s little brother who is four-eight and goes by the name, Stretch.  Segura has been a nice Brewer surprise as he’s moved up in the order.  Well, a surprise to Rudy, I guess.  Not me.

Mitchell Boggs – 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Watching him pitch is kinda like if you had a hot glue gun and you were sealing your own coffin.

Kyle Kendrick – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  That’s his third straight quality start.  This is also the third straight time I’ve said I like him.

Dustin Pedroia – 3-for-7, 1 RBI and his 4th steal.  I wonder how Pedroia is taking to being 2nd fiddle to Altuve for Sparky Anklebiters.  Maybe the same way Blair felt when she was jealous of the attention Cousin Geri was getting and wished she had cerebral palsy.

Alcides Escobar – 3-for-8 with his 2nd homer.  Now has same number of home runs as Miguel Cabrera.  Reads neck tattoo that says, “It’s still early.”

Billy Butler – 2-for-8 with his third homer.  Taking a page from David Ortiz, before the 2nd game, Billy Butler addressed the crowd and said, “This is my f**king titty,” then showed his right moob.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-4 with his 3rd homer.  He has 7 hits total on the year, 26 Ks and a .108 average.  Wanna see what an aging, big-bodied hitter looks like?  Look no further.  Chris Carter sees Dunn when he looks in a mirror that ages him and gives him vitiligo.

787 Responses

  1. Prezii says:
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    Ma ma ma ma ma Madams!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii: Ma ma ma ma ma ma yourself!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: thats all you had grey?? Booooooooo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          #515!

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: i should have just said first and let the midget fights begin..

            527!

  2. suclingduck says:
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    Sell low on Josh Hamilton? If so, seek out a BJ Upton or Desmond Jennings or aim higher? Great site btw! I lol at least once reading every post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @suclingduck: Thanks! I wouldn’t sell him low…

  3. a1r fann1ng says:
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    the stream o nator has joe blanton at 16 dollars and 18 dollars in his 2 starts next week. either blanton hired kim kardashians publicist or you are playing a cruel joke on us, which is it?

    • Doorstop says:
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      @a1r fann1ng:

      NEVER QUESTION THE SON

    • Swat290 says:
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      @a1r fann1ng:

      SON got me 3 wins, 14K’s, a fairly low era/whip from Aceves, Villanueva, and Gee this past week. I also dodged sub par outings from Miley and Cahill.

      In SON I trust!

  4. Doorstop says:
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    Who wins this trade? (Zimmerman and Latos are my 1-2)

    Freese, Price, Dunn
    or
    Longoria, Desmond Jennings.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Doorstop:

      Longoria, Jennings, and it’s not particularly close.

    • TOFU STRANGLER says:
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      @Doorstop: LONGO JENNINGS AND ITS NOT IN THE SAME UNIVERSE

      DUNN IS AN ALBATROSS

  5. oaktown a's says:
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    What are your thoughts on Herrera rt now after the hrs given lately and holland lookin good today? wait and see? or cut bait? keep 25 out of 36 league but he’d have to be lights out closer by end of the year for me to consider keepin him. plus i chronically rosterbate to keep room for my prospects lol

    • Tigres says:
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      I dropped Hererra late Sat night – so of course that motivated him to get the win on Sunday. Last yr, 55% GB rate; so far this year (though just 8 IPs or so), 52% FB rate. Something seems off…

      • Goose says:
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        @Tigres: Yea, be careful small sample sizes… you’re talking 84 IP vs 9 IP. I don’t think GB% and FB% tell the whole story. So far in those 9 IP this year, he has a similar FIP and SIERA from last year = he’s still doing the same thing. It’s just that maybe he’s left a couple fastballs up, and when hitters hit his high heater (alliterater!), they hit it faaaaar…

  6. james d says:
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    Kemp’s a guy who really, really wants to win now so if it’s physically possible for him to get right I think he can do it. I think the attitude is a big change from earlier?

    That said, your preseason focus on his shoulder surgery was spot on. The gist to me is Kemp presently is both having issues making contact and having issues driving the ball. I assume both are shoulder related….

    Even if when he makes contact it’s just wimpy singles (like over the weekend). Might we see a Kemp .282/18hr/44sb year? With 14 of those hr post-ASB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james d: Yeah, could be… I still think he’s nursing shoulder issues…

  7. Alky Sobrera says:
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    I love Gee, and looks like Trout fell in love with it over the winter as well. We hung out with Prince and got our Gee on. It was the best of times…

  8. a1r fann1ng says:
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    also plouffe or rendon for my backup 3b/UTL slot

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @a1r fann1ng: Plouffe because he is not as likely to be in the minors in two weeks.

      Rendon looks like a second baseman. I was surprised at how short he looked.

  9. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I liked “42.”

    • JoeC says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Yes, but the key is: how was the popcorn? I find that many theaters these days are foregoing cooking their popcorn in coconut oil which, while saving on fat, kills the taste. We need to demand better!

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @JoeC: I do not eat popcorn at the movie theater.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: More a candy guy? I enjoy a nice string of Red Vines. For the choco-fix, I go chocolate-covered almonds, if available.

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @JoeC: I brought in a box of sno caps from Walgreen’s

  10. Beardcrabs says:
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    the moob jokes keep on getting better and better…

  11. Birdog says:
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    Start AJ Griffin at Boston tonight? I’m kinda skeeeeeeerd to.

  12. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Like you don’t know every episode title of Murder, She Wrote.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: That was our secret…

  13. gareth says:
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    Thoughts on brandon morrow? Someone just dropped him in my league. Worth a waiver claim? I like his stuff but the thing that gives me pause is the blue jays schedule for the next month and a half. No easy starts AT ALL! Man, between the AL east rivals and top notch interleague teams the jays have it tough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: I’d grab him…

      • Lines says:
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        @Grey: Any sense of why Morrow has been so bad, so far?

        I know he started pitching to contact last year, but he’s taking it a little too far. He looks like he’s throwing batting practice. His slider is never near the zone unless it hangs, and any time he throws a fastball, a fan catches it.

        I haven’t heard anything about an injury (which is weird, because it’s Brandon Morrow), but he looks like crap out there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His fastball is actually faster this year, so doesn’t seem like an injury… Looks like crazy bad luck…

  14. 2 Giant rings says:
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    I’d like to review your h2h strategy so I don’t make a mistake. I have 7 of 10 bench spots as SP. I put all of my 2-start pitchers in my weekly lineup. I do that even if it means starting Quintana over Wainwright. Yes?

  15. gareth says:
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    That boggs analogy was top class. I felt that way about lyon in 2011 and then bell in 2012. Closers who suck are excruciating when they are on your team and balooning your stats. Thanks for the belly laugh!

  16. Lines says:
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    Good shit, Grey… but I have to admit, the Adam Ant joke did not pass Go, and just went directly over my head.

    I’m considering cutting Chris Johnson for pitching help. I know Johnson’s raking, but his power ceiling is pretty low (according to history), so his value seems a little limited. Any reason to think he’s gonna start doing regular yardwork, or his he just a contact hitter in a hot lineup? I have a deep bench, so his eligibility isn’t all that exciting to me.

    Carlos Villanueva is hanging out on the wire, and looking pretty good to my pitching-deficient team. 12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS & QS).

    Thanks.

    • Reginald Denny says:
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      @Lines:
      He’s adamant.

      Impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason; stubbornly unyielding.

      • Lines says:
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        @Reginald Denny: I do know what the word means, it just went a mile over my head when I was reading it last night.

        Y’know. Because of my condition.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines: If you gotta explain it… Sure, if he’s a bench bat, grab Villanueva…

      • Lines says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, yeah. Spend 5 seasons reading Razzball, you miss one joke, and now you’re “that guy” forever.

        Seriously, though, I must have spent 3, maybe 4 minutes wracking my brain, trying to think of every Adam Ant song title I could… and I came up with one, just like everyone else would. And it didn’t help. Miles off, even. I blame it on reading Razzball late at night.

        But now I am sober, and I also steadfast in my love for Adam Jones.

  17. gareth says:
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    I actually dropped seager today for estrada (he faces the padres away). I now have 3 brewers pitchers (estrada, gallardo, loshe) who face the padres on consecutive days.

    Is it wierd to have 3 starters from the same team on a fantasy team and do you no longer love estrada? I kinda picked him up partly in reverence to the moustached hyping you gave him before the season started.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Not weird when they face the Padres at home…

  18. TheNewGuy says:
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    Eww pretty gross on the 8 hole one. Ha on the Royals joke about Prince Phillip.

    Agree with you on Medlen/Minor this year, glad I traded away Medlen. Start Minor today? Hes been so good so far but it is Coors.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy:
      And start Shelby at your nations capital (12 teamer H2H)?

    • JoeC says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I don’t think Grey was making an equivalency argument between Minor and Medlen. Minor is pitching better right now (Medlen’s control is just off), but I think everyone knows that Minor will have his occasional DISastrous starts and that will normalize his ERA. He’s still a young pup learnin’ how to pitch!

      Medlen is much more mature and will eventually get it going, putting up another sterling season that will put to bed all the doubters. It won’t be last year, because last year was just stupid good, but it’ll be near-elite and firmly establish him as a na-ace.

      You heard it here first!

      • Bob says:
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        @JoeC: This post gives me butterflies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Thanks… I’d sit him in Coors, not worth it…

      • LisFranc says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s snowing like an MF in Denver – doubt they’ll play today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn… I’m losing a shizzload of hitters recently to postponements……

        • JoeC says:
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          @LisFranc: Hello? Doesn’t anybody realize it’s nearly May? WTH is it doing snowing this late in the year? I want my global warming and I want it now! I also want some tasty steals from EYjr, if you please. Give him snowshoes!

  19. gareth says:
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    Who would you sit out of these three COLD AS ICE players in roto weekly league week 4? Asdrubal cabrera, ricky weeks, josh reddick?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @gareth:
      Id be willing to sacrifice Reddick.

      Booyah!

  20. gareth says:
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    Do you have any tips for derek holland and that ratty looking thing he sometimes has under his nose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Ha… I’ll have to speak directly to him.

  21. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Rendon over Prado at 3B in 6×6 league w/OPS?

    • Reginald Denny says:
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      @Hal Incandenza:

      Is there a fantasy Eschaton league I could join?

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Reginald Denny: While not at league level, I have a team that I dubbed Enfield Eschaton. Considered Les Assassins des Fauteuils Rollents but there wasn’t enough space allotted.

        • Reginald Denny says:
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          @Hal Incandenza:

          I’ve used Allston Wolf Spiders before.

          P.S.: Wolf Spiders ruleth the land.

  22. gareth says:
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    I wonder what minor gets asked more – do go underground or to produce ID?

  23. gareth says:
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    Lincecum – is he hecoming a safer option after his scoreless outing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: One good outing in the last 18 months? Probably not safer yet…

    • Teblow! says:
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      @gareth: And it was against the Compadres! They are not good!

  24. TheNewGuy says:
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    And now its quieter around here, what does the Greyt one make of my trade the other day. Had a ton of no3 starters and wanted a stud in a 10 teamer, traded:

    Medlen and Kennedy for Price.

    Likey? Have 6 starters so am on the lookout for one more now, but not too worried as one always emerges during the year.

    Watched my brother in the London Marathon yesterday, wanna run it myself next year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: 26.2 miles is tough, good luck… Trade sounds okay…

  25. Chris J says:
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    Who was the dick that hit the 3 run HR after the Phils took the 4-3 lead in the top of the 9th? Didn’t this douche have enough awareness to hit a freaking double, put the score at 6-3, and give Papelbon a nice and easy save. But noooooooooooooo, he had to hit the HR for the 4 run lead, no save, no f**king win for my team. Bloody SAGNOF. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Chris J: his name is kratz, like the cheeze…

  26. gareth says:
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    Saltalamachia, laroche, walker, seager, alcides escobar, bonifacio, span, rasmus, morales, dunn, ike davis.

    Tim Hudson, cobb, jaime garcia, anderson, parker, dempster, haren, cahill, wandy.

    Is there something wrong with my 10 team roto cbs weekly league to have so much talent in the free agent pool?

    Who would you add out of those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Nothing wrong, the league is shallow…

  27. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Brandon Morrow. Somebody dropped him. Run to the wire? Or go with a less-blemished albeit less-proven guy like Corbin or Villanueva? Thanks gang.

  28. Bar-Nuh-Kul says:
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    12 team league, your advice would be appreciated.
    Middlebrooks: is he even worth rostering? Picked up Johnson for now hoping the platoon bubble doesn’t burst before something else comes along
    DFowl: You buying/selling/holding? BTW, I liked Strawberry but Strong Bean works too.
    Arencibia is available, have VMart. Are they both going to end up where we expected or time to make a move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bar-Nuh-Kul: I’d hold Middlebrooks for now… Holding on Fowler but have no idea what you can get for him… Both will get where we expected at some point…

  29. Kevin says:
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    Really thought you were going for a Barney Fife reference there. That’s the first thing I thought when I saw Fife.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: I thought of Fife Dawg.

  30. Bourne says:
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    Uggla Aybar and Hill. Good think I didn’t draft any of them for my MI! …

  31. Sherm says:
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    A Hunger Games reference the day after I finally see the movie on Netflix? And you have never in my knowledge done a Hunger Games reference? Not a coincidence, not a coincidence at all. What does it mean? Of what is it a sign? There must be a minor league player named Nesskat Deenever that I just have to pick up. I will go and search for heem.

    Rank ROS: Lucroy, S. Perez, Arencibia, Buck, Saltalamojito.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: It means you were sitting in my living room on Saturday night when I watched it on Netflix… Perez, JP…

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Or through the window from the outside of your house, stroking a doll made of your mustache trimmings whispering “My Precious” over and over.

  32. daryl says:
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    Just got offered r.a. Dickey plus next year round 16 pick for my Jose Fernandez and round 12 pick . Is this a must accept?

    • Daryl says:
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      This is a keeper league btw, but always go for the win this year! @daryl:

  33. Willie-O says:
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    Hey Grey / all,

    Great work as always. First year in a roto after a few years of head to head (12 team 7×7). Offense has been great, pitching has been trash. After 145 IP (1550 limit), I’m sitting at 3-11, 125K’s, 4.46/1.27 and last in most cats. Would you deal from the offense to pick up a starter to make up ground? I have too many CF’s with A Jones, A Jax, Choo, Fowler, Rios and Cain. What do you think is comparable pitching talent for a Rios/Ajax/Choo type? Just ride it out?

    Starters are:
    Samardjiza
    Latos
    Hamels
    Cobb
    McCarthy
    Teheran

    Thanks in advance. Best site, for many reasons, out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willie-O: Thanks! Trade Choo or Jackson for a low number one, think Moore-ish…

  34. Curt says:
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    How patient are the Twins going tp be w/Arcia????………Love the Facts of Life reference!!!!….Who didn’t have a crush on Jo????

    • Curt says:
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      @Curt: BTW, today is Charlotte Rae’s 87th birthday…..Who knew Miss Garrett was still alive???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt: HA! I had no idea… They’ll send Arcia back down once Darin Mastroanni returns…

  35. Tigres says:
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    What would be a good RP return for Medlen, if I did offer him in a trade? Picked up Smyly and Cashner, so have a couple potential replacements for Meds in my rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Papelbon? Soriano?

  36. cubjet says:
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    Would you pick up Strailey for jose fernandez or cingrani?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @cubjet: nope… its only a spot start for now…

  37. ferris says:
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    rendon or cingrani for the next 2 months?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: Neither? Rendon…

  38. JB says:
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    The SON says Masterson is a definite sit tonight – roll the dice or obey the SON?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Sit

  39. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Fellas,
    Cespedes buy low?

  40. nycs10011 says:
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    Do I make like the Death Star and blow up Andrelton Simmons for “The Age” of Gregorius?

  41. Jeff says:
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    Bench Mike Minor @ Coors Field?

    Hate to screw up my ratios on day 1…

    • TroutMask says:
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      @Jeff: @Bump Bailey’s Ghost:

      I’m gonna trot him out. Coors isn’t doing its Coors thang yet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: I’d bench him

  42. Curtis says:
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    Hosmer dropped in my league. Better to blow a quarter of my FAAB on him or throw a few bucks at Rendon? He’d be replacing Reddick in my lineup (sliding Cuddyer into OF out of UTIL).

    I’m near the tops of the hitting cats, though it’s obvi early. Struggling a bit at AVG.

    Thanks,
    Curtis

  43. Dingbat says:
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    Drop Quintana for Straily?

  44. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Straily, Milone or Ryu and Andruss?
    Ive got a.cabrera
    H2h keepers league
    Thanx

  45. Frank Lynch says:
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    When you said you didn’t know who’s available to help me, here are some guys I’m throwing out there to see if you think I should add on my team- Jhoulys chachin DL, Wade davis, Corbin, De la Rosa. Hammel, Jamie Garcia, Tommy Hanson n Yin Chen.. Anyone you like for my pitching squad?

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      My squad
      Samardzija
      Iwakuma
      Brett Anderson
      Aj Griffen
      Shelby Miller
      MatLatos
      Dempster
      Mujica
      Jim Henderson
      JJ Putz

  46. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    OBP league. Lose Milone or Corbin for Straily or just hold?

  47. MikeP says:
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    thoughts on Smyly taking over the 5SP spot for Porcello after Rick’s 1IP 9ER funjob?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeP: Yeah, should happen… Outside of deeper mixed leagues, I wouldn’t add him yet…

  48. Charles says:
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    Would you trade Street & Henderson for BJ Upton in a league that has OBP (instead of AVG) and Ks for batters?

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: it’s a 3 OF, 2 UTIL league. Reddick or Berkman would sit in favor of BJ. I’ve also got Chapman, Holland, Jansen, and Madsen (DL) as my relievers. Thanks!

  49. Frank Lynch says:
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    Oh I also got trade proposal. I would get Matt Cain for Beltran n aj griffen or Anderson.. U like? I need to loose a OF anyway cause I got, J Upton, MCcutchen, Holliday,Crawford, Beltran, Gardner

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      Oh my bad I forgot, He can give me Halladay instead of Cain but, Cain right?

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thanks Buddy!! What if he want Griffen instead of Anderson with Beltran.. Do I still do it and then drop Anderson for Hammel?? Or should I only do the trade if its Anderson with Beltran for Cain?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, that’s fine…

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            Sorry man.. It’s fine if he wants Griffen instead u mean?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

              • Frank Lynch says:
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                Your the best.. Thanks again!!

  50. JoeG says:
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    Minor owners :Sit or Start? Maybe we should start a poll? I’m going to start, i think.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @JoeG: Start

    • TheBravesWearPrado says:
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      @JoeG: I think I’m going to sit. He’s a fly ball pitcher. That scares me in Coors.

    • stumanji says:
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      @JoeG: Start but it could easily turn into a Shart.

    • Prezii says:
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      @JoeG: sit x10.

  51. Timequake says:
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    I need to drop Ike Davis, Hosmer, or Marte. Which do you suggest? Thanks!

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Timequake: hosmer… Davis is difficult to own but he should end up with at least 30 HR’s…

  52. Greg says:
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    Keeper league, who is of better value the rest of the way — Y Betancourt or Edward Mojicia? Both are crapshoots in my eyes, but who is the best crap?

    As for your love of Kyle Kendrick, its only a matter of time till he melts down like Dan Haren….I’m from philly, just saying, i have seen it all to well before

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Greg: kendrick finished strong last year, no… Mujica is a closer at present, and Yunesky will always be garbage…

      • Greg says:
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        @Beardcrabs: yuppers, he finished strong. Still have no faith in good ole kendrick. Agreed on mojica thx

  53. Jon says:
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    Are you starting Doubront today vs OAK? How about Quintana tomorrow vs CLE?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Yes, both

  54. tugboat says:
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    12 team h2h keeper OPS league. Drop Espinosa for Gregorious? Or wait out for Espinosa to figure it out.

  55. Sawx10 says:
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    I’m pumped that I drafted Big Papi in my league that counts incredibly awesome live television F-bomb drops.

  56. Marti says:
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    Ike or werth this week

  57. scott says:
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    Seriously about done with Moustakas. Like you I scooped up Rendon and also have Carpenter. Obviously can’t rely on Rendon just yet. I want Carpenter to be my super utility. As every dau 3rd baseman do you think Chris Johnson is a good pick up with now winning the 3rd base job from Juan Francisco? I’d be dropping Moose…

    • scott says:
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      @scott: or store Arenado and plug in Carp/rendon til he hopefully gets called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: Yeah, Johnson is solid as of right now…

  58. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I will forever mark this day on my calendar as the Day of the Moustakas Marshmallow joke. In fact, I’d like to option that joke as a movie. I would like to legally marry that joke in Vermont. I’d like to drop Will Middlebrooks* and play that joke in my C.I. slot.

    Speaking of Tim Lincecum, any thoughts on his 4/20 renaissance?

    I dropped Boggs** to pick up Tim, which saved me from the Boggsplosion yesterday, which alone makes it worth it.

    Speaking of sugar, I don’t want to rub sugar in the wound, but Lorenzo Cain. He’s hitting 1.115 with 14 HRs and 8 steals over the last 5 minutes, or something like that. He’s also starring in a 70s TV show in which he solves crimes in San Francisco with his septuagenarian deaf deli-owning genius partner, Abel Gerskowitz. That’s CAIN & ABEL, Sunday nights, 8 PM ABC.

    *Kidding! I already traded Middlebrooks and Jim Henderson for David Freese and Jed Lowrie. Which reminds me of a story: Excuse me sir, I notice you have a tomato. I have a tomato also, yet I pronounce the word differently. Would you like to swap tomatoes? MORAL: Sometimes you just want a different tomato.

    **Dropping Boggs should be a euphemism for… something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Ha… You got it… Optioned for a dollar to BVV… I don’t buy a one day Lincecum renaissance on a day of weed… Good you missed Boggsplosion though… It hit Rudy hard in the RCL… Cain is doing a fine job of rubbing it in my wounds himself as he just legally adopted me… I like different tomatoes, too.

  59. Fungazi says:
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    Are Aybar & Cozart worth owning in a 12-m league once Hanley is back at SS? Even as trade bait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: Not if you have Hanley

  60. Drew Chainz says:
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    Bahahaha. That billy butler line absolutely killed it. Best blurb of all time!

  61. c0wfunk says:
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    Greetings Greyling:

    Nice to see baby fishmouth coming to life this week and kicking it up a notch this weekend. Did you see how far young Trout hit that grand slam on saturday? And 2 SB last night in extra innings.. This morning’s pressing questions:

    Morrow’s been uneven at best and pretty bad a couple of times. (1) At what point do you start wondering if last year was a fluke and the years before more of the norm considering his and era / whip .. 4 starts is early, but 8 starts maybe not so early?

    I’m feeling similarly about Beckett – he’s just good enough to be super frustrating. I know it’s supposed to be if he’s healthy he’s good enough, but I’m wondering if he’s dropping below that line at this point and won’t return to his 2011 form – which looking a little closer may have been a little luck influenced anyway (80%LOB rate a career high and .245 BABIP a career low)

    (2) Would you drop Morrow or Beckett for Quintana, Guthrie, Corbin, or even Straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c0wfunk: 1) 12 starts 2)Nope

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: will hold my tongue (and drop button) til then. Thanks once again..

  62. Bas says:
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    Hi guys,

    I know Razzball loves McCutch;-) But I recieved an offer from a rebuilder. I give McCutch/Mo Rivera and I think I can pick 2or 3 out of Hamilton/Bruce/Andrus/Kendrick/Craig/Shields. I lost Reyes and rotate Gyorko/Bonifacio at MI. 5×5 12 teams keep 6 forever

    My other outfielders are J Upton/Hunter/Reimold/Duda/Denorfia/Saunders/Parra.
    Have 5 closers besides Mo and a little light on SP.
    Many thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: You should trade him for a top MI then instead of Andrus or Kendrick…

  63. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto, which two of the following do you like best for this week?

    Doubront – vs oak, vs hou
    Aceves – vs oak, vs hou
    Zimmermann – vs cin
    Bailey – @ was

    Thanks.

  64. Pete says:
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    Victor Martinez? Gattis? or J.P. Arencibia?

    I currently own both V-Mart and Gattis but with Gattis possibly losing time and V-Mart possibly sucking the rest of the year, I am leaning towards JP. Your thoughts.

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks my man!

  65. Hey, Grey, in a H2H points (no daily lineup changes), do you cross your fingers and 2-start Haren (STL, CIN) or roll with either Bailey (@WAS) or Cahill (COL)?

    Haren’s babip is crazy high, LOB is crazy low, could this be the week the regression starts to take place?

  66. Bill says:
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    Which side won the trade?: Samardjiza for Peavy and Starling Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Depends on needs… It’s fair… Samardjiza

  67. shibboleth says:
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    Can’t thank you enough for that Country Breakfast joke!

    I’m holding Bundy + Profar but starting to wonder if that’s wise. It’s a keeper league, but not a deep one. QS + Solds. Any of K.Kendrick, Smyly, Corbin, Tazawa worth an add over them?

    c- Wieters/Ruiz
    1b- Votto
    2b- Rutledge
    3b- Longoria
    ss- Andrus (Segura)
    ci/mi- Cozart/Moralez (Alvarez, Belt, Profar)
    of- BJ, Frazier, Gardner, Markakis, Duda
    sp- Moore, Anibel, Morrow, J-Fer, Gee, Hughes (Garza, Bundy)
    rp- Chapman, Papelbon, Romo, Cashner

  68. Oppo Taco says:
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    ive been offered a trade in my league. Giving up Adam Eaton and getting Greg Holland and Anthony Rendon. I have Zimmerman on DL and no other 3b. Also I have Street and Cishek as my closers. thanks grey

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Oppo Taco: holland side… you need more than 2 closers…

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Beardcrabs: only two RP slots in my league

        • Aero says:
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          @Oppo Taco: days off, injuries, slumps, and job loss after blowup.. Not to mention, it’s a very shallow pool of good talent If you can have more than 2 good closers, you should.

        • Beardcrabs says:
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          @Oppo Taco: what about P slots…

  69. Shake N Bacon says:
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    The way you feel about Moustakas is how I feel about Jesus Montero. I’m still holding onto him until Ruiz hits our waiver wire (he’s not even on there yet given our league settings). This playing every other game crap is starting to get old and hurting my counting stats.

    Would you drop Montero for Mesoraco until Ruiz becomes available? I don’t really have enough bench room to pick up another catcher. So I’d have to drop a Catcher to pick up a catcher.

    Sorry for my second Jesus Montero question in the last week and a half. I just worry if I try and ride him out for another month that I will lose enough counting stats and won’t be able to make them up.

  70. Kyle H says:
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    Jaime Garcia and Tim Hudson just got dropped in my 12 team, H2H league. Should I drop any of the following for one of them:
    Closers-Henderson, Holland, League, Bailey
    Starters: Cain, Josh Johnson, Ian Kennedy, Marco Estrada, Shelby Miller, Anibal Sanchez, Tony Cingrani

    Reserves: Simmons (Segura starting)

    Thanks Grey.

  71. Rags says:
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    2-catcher NL-only league with no bench. If you have them, they start.

    1) With Hanigan down, is Dioner Navarro worth a pick-up? He’s the best option left. The other option is leave Hanigan there and punt second catcher. Is Navarro better than a blank spot?

    2) Could you please rank Slowey, Garland, Marquis, Hiram Burgos and Pettibone in order of people to pick up. We have to replace Tyson Ross. There’s no streaming and you get all their starts. Is it worth picking up two and dropping Sanabia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: Navarro… Slowey, Burgos… Hold Sanabia

  72. B.J. says:
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    Good morning gents,

    An owner in my league wants Todd Frazier to upgrade his 3B spot with Aramis Ramirez on the shelf. Would you trade Frazier for Jason Heyward straight up? My OFs are Jay Bruce, Justin Upton, Shin Soo Choo and my UTIL guy is Paul Konerko. I don’t necessarily need Frazier because I have Miggy at 3B. Should I make the swap? This is a 12 team H2H league.

    Thanks!

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @B.J.: sounds sexy to me… even if heyward shits the bed for the ROS at least the trade was smart on your part…

  73. Yeshcheese says:
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    Freeman returning from DL and I don’t want to drop his replacements!

    Drop 1: C Johnson, e gattis, j lucroy, o infante, s marte

    I don’t want to drop decent MI like infante but m carpenter (on my team) has espn 2n eligibility now.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      Also I’m in@Yeshcheese: also I’m in love with lucroy and I hate holding two C but gattis has been good to me

  74. papasmurf says:
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    In other shocking news, Stanton… got his first RBI on a groundball into RF!

    Here’s calling for his first long ball of the year in MIN… weather permitting.

    I am currently benching 3 (and sometimes 4) of my 5 keepers: Lawrie, Stanton, Headley, BJ Upton. And my team’s in 6th out of 16. I dunno if that’s good news or bad news.

    Vernon Wells outplaying BJ. Can’t bench Chris Johnson. I even started Drew Stubbs (LOL) over Stanton yesterday and missed his first RBI. Stubbs actually hit a homer so it worked out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Ha… Yup… Bad news prolly…

  75. kc says:
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    Morning Grey,

    I really enjoy reading your article every time out but as Zimmerman owner I just wish the worst on Rendon case.. lol

    Anyhow, my team is really suffering offensively and thinking about pulling a trade, Strasburg for McMutchen. I am just not sure if my pitching can hold up without the ace. My pitchers are Strasburg, Moore, Morrow, Minor, and Bailey.

    Should I do it before it’s too late or wait until some of key players like Bautista, BJ, Zimmerman, and Davis turn around?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kc: Ha…. I’d take McCutchen…

  76. Pete Nessip says:
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    Hey God!

    Good to be back. My team is sitting at 1-2 but i’m blindly optimistic that i’ll slide into the playoffs and dominate.

    Anyway, I have 2 pitchers going tonight….against eachother…and they’re each pretty good.

    CC vs. Matt Moore…

    Who do you start? Both? Neither? I also have Cano and Ichiro on my team, so I may sit Ichiro (sorry that was just a jumbled, random thought thrown in there).

  77. Ktodd says:
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    What no mentioned of Holland getting 2 saves in a double-header? Clearly there should be a Glossary Term for this event ha It’s a miracle none the less given his ups and downs.

  78. Eddy says:
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    SON likes Hughes tomorrow @TB. Thoughts?

    And I’m guessing you’re sitting Minor today @COL, right?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy:

      BLah, should have CTRL-F’d to see the other two Minor questions. I’ll just refer above. Still interested in your thoughts on Hughes though. Solid outing v. ARI last time.

        • Eddy says:
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          @Grey: My bad, I’m not sure if you’re referring to Minor or Hughes.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Eddy: Hughes, you CTRL+F’d Minor…

  79. AA says:
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    Your thoughts on this trade:

    Pujols and Verlander for Fielder and Cliff Lee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA: Fielder

      • AA says:
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        @Grey: I’m looking to move Pujols before he goes on the DL. I’m thinking of offering him with Verlander. Which is the better option to trade for Fielder and Lee or Fielder and Lester? Do you think both offers are fair?

        Thanks.

        • Grey

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          Fielder/Lee… Not really fair for the other guy, can try it though…

  80. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    My pitching sucks. I have the following disappointing A-holes:
    Gio Gonzalez
    David Price
    Jeremy Hellickson
    Joe Nathan
    Mariano Rivera
    Jarrod Parker
    Jose Quintana
    Hyun Jin Ryu
    Josh Beckett
    Gerritt Cole (has minors eligiblity)
    Zach Wheeler (minors)

    Do I drop Cole, Wheeler, Beckett or Parker for someone who can help, or do I just wait on Wheeler and Cole to come up? 10 team 5×5 standard cats. Need some P help…should it be a closer like Mujika or a SP like Corbin, Doubront, Vogelsong? HELP ME OBI GREY KENOBI, you’re my only hope.

    • Frank Kim says:
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      @Splendid Sphincter: I think your pitching is good. I wouldn’t drop anyone except maybe Quintana if you really need saves for Mujica and even that I wouldn’t do.

  81. Frank Kim says:
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    Would you trade Marte for Maholm in a 15 team OPS league? Marte’s been pretty hot but I do have a lot of speed and would replace him w/ Span. Not sure if it’s worth it especially w/ Maholm’s next start being in Detroit.

      • Frank Kim says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. Ron says:
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    The waiver wire is very thin nowadays!

    Please rank’em ROS – Villanueva, Quintana, Straily, Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Villanueva, Quintana

  83. Bigwormsherm says:
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    Chose 2 for weekly lineup, 6×6 (k/9 extra category)

    Mike Minor (@COL, @DET), Carlos Villanueva (@CIN, @MIA), Gio Gonzalez (CIN)

  84. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, roto league. Trying to buy low on Matt Cain. Would you do this trade?

    My: J.Niese & J.Grilli
    For His: M.Cain

    My current pitching staff:

    SP: M.Bumgarner, G.Gonzalez, J.Samardzija, B.Morrow, J.Niese
    RP: S.Romo, J.Grilli, J.Henderson, E.Mujica, J.Benoit, D.Robertson

    I think Cain will bounce back and I’m pretty confident I’ll be able to find saves on the waiver wire in this league. Thoughts?

  85. Mike says:
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    Grey…in a 14 team redraft

    A. Which side do you like better.

    Beltran/Perkins/Rendon for Medlan/Duda

    B. Do you like the idea of using Rendon as a throw in piece in a trade? Or should I hold him and trade something else (I have Beltre at 3b which is why i see Rendon as somewhat expendable)

    Thank You

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Melden, depends on needs… B> Sure, he’s only up for two weeks prolly…

  86. Dominic says:
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    Who would you rather have right now, Rendon, Didi, or Seager?

  87. Bacon says:
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    Two questions:

    Can only keep 1: Marte, V Wells, or Nava at LF?

    And should I keep Middlebrooks at 3b or take a flyer on Rendon? Or does it matter since Joey Bats should have 3B eligibility soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bacon: Marte… Keep Middlebrooks

  88. flanwagon says:
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    Jorge De La Rosa blurb?

  89. The Founteeners says:
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    How does our little dutch boy, Greg Holland, who stuck a finger in his dyke yesterday (2 IP, 0H, 5K, 2S) not get a mention…that is a pretty good line given he “lost the job to Herrera” recently.

    • Ktodd says:
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      @The Founteeners: Dyke Fingered, add it to the Glossary! To Dyke Finger is to successfully close out 2 games in a double-header, as in ‘Man, that Greg Holland really dyke-fingered the Sawx”

  90. Doug says:
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    Should I trade Pujols, Trumbo, and Kimbrel for Harper in my keeper league?

    In that same keeper league I’ve been offered Bruce and 16th rd pick for Giancarlo and 19th rd pick.

    And can you please rank Reynolds, Moustakas, Middlebrooks, and Lawrie based on this year’s production alone?

    Thanks, I really appreciate your input. I’ve got Reynolds and Moustakas… Don’t know if I should cut Moustakas loose or continue to be patient with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doug: No… Reynolds, Lawrie, Middlebrooks…

  91. Project Merkin says:
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    Hi Grey?

    Who do you like better at MI for the rest of the season (actually, can ya pick 2?):

    Aybar when he gets back from DL, (which is Wednesday methinks)
    Espinosa
    R. Weeks

  92. scott says:
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    Lorenzo Cain or Starling Marte…..

    • kyle says:
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      @scott: Lo Cain. Marte strike out too much.

  93. Pochucker says:
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    Start one of these three pitchers this week –Griffin at Bos/home Balt or Lincecum at SD or CJ Wilson at SEA?

    Thanks for confirmiming my hunches on Choo and Frazier in off season -they rock!

  94. scooter jacobsen says:
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    Looking for some expertise on a tough offer. A quick background…I am in an 11 team 6×6 rotisserie Dynasty League. We have 18 starting hitters (2 start at C, 2 at 1st, 2 at 2nd, 2 at 3rd, 2 at SS, 6 at OF, and 2 additional hitters from any position) and we have 14 pitchers in our starting lineup (at least 8 need to be Starters…I usually go with 8 Starters, 3 Closers, and 3 Holds guys). So we start 32 players, we have 10 bench spots, and we have 5 Minor League slots. We keep 25 players every year…as well as the 5 Minor Leaguers.

    I have been offered Hanley Ramirez and Gio Gonzalez for Anthony Rendon and Dan Straily. I love young up and coming players…but I gotta take this deal…right?

  95. Jon says:
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    As of today, I have the rights to these 17 hitters and I’ll be able to keep 12 of them – no restrictions:

    C Posey
    1B Goldy
    2B Cano, Kendrick
    3B Zimm, Lawrie, Frazier, Rendon
    SS Tulo, Desmond, AsCab
    OF (start 4) Stanton, BJ Upton, Jennings, Victorino, Gardner, Marte

    (CI, MI, DH are also starting positions)

    I’m leading my competitive 10-team league so far and really like the team I’ve put together. Paying attention to Razzball for the last year or so has been a big reason why. Thinking for the future, though: Who would you look to trade (from strength, or because you just don’t like them as a keeper) to get closer to 12 later in the year?

    Maybe something like Lawrie and an OF to get another elite OF to go with Stanton? Any other suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Yes, you have too many 3rd basemen

  96. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Drop Uggla for Didi or Cozart?

  97. Beardcrabs says:
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    seager or aybar as a bench bat… OBP league…

  98. harkrider says:
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    We have a 10 team, 5×5 league. No MI or CI position, but we have 2 UTIL and 4 OF spots.

    I have Arenado on my bench because I am week at 3B. My current 3B is Matt Carpenter. Also my SS is Castro with Espinosa and Rutledge playing 2B.

    Should I drop Arenado and pick up Rendon? Also, should I drop one of my 2B options or Arenado and pick up DiDi?

    Thoughts?? My OF are Stanton, Bruce, Heyward, Gordon, Beltran and Aoki with Goldy at UTIL. So I have 1 UTIL spot I can rotate between and OF or another IF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider: Your league is too shallow for any of these guys… Sure, go for Rendon over Arenado…

  99. TheNewGuy says:
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    Best save chaser outta these chumps:

    Casilla, Herrera, Coke, Boggs, any?

  100. harkrider says:
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    Also, is Mike Minor a start even though he is playing in Colorado?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @harkrider: I second that motion. Although I think you gotta roll the dice with him…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Wilsonian: Read up earlier guys.

  101. Jay says:
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    Which side of this deal do you like better?

    Brauns/Marte/Jo-Fer
    or
    Felix/Heyward/Altuve

    getting mixed reactions back on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Heyward

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Nice, that’s the side I would be getting. Guru told me to hold on Braun. I like me some braun but the other upgrades take it for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey: ok one last thing. The fact that this is a keeper league doesn’t weight against taking the heyward side?

            If I take the deal I have to choose five from votto longo heyward verlander stras Felix.

            I think I’m just over thinking it. Assuming health and non suspension I know what to expect from Braun. That’s nice as a keeper.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you’re overthinking it…

              • Jason says:
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                @Grey: haha thanks. Doesn’t help any with Brauns night. Go figure.

  102. Wake Up says:
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    Uncle Rendon was hilarious!

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Wake Up: creepy uncle rendon who always wants to rub my back

  103. captainpyper says:
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    I feel ashamed of myself right now. I just traded Rollins for Putz in the RCL champions league because I am so desperate for saves. I need Drew Storen to get a save tonight and double my saves total for the season. Maybe Soriano will slip on all that goobely gook while his wife is giving birth today and break his arm.

  104. Orator says:
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    Shallow league. Been offered Adam Jones for Ellsbury. Total value I guess is Jones but Ellsbury been a f’n rabbit. Thoughts from a Bo sox viewer, Ells going vintage 50+ steals?

  105. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey is cashner gonna replace Ross and if so is he worth a grab in 12 team leagues?

  106. Wilsonian says:
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    And Greg Holland is the reason why managers need to not freak out when closers have a rough outing. Do they remove someone from the starting rotation for having two bad innings? No. Hell, they don’t even remove them after they blow up for 11 earned over three innings. But the second a closer blows a game there HAS to be a change a comin’. Dude has been lights out since he “lost his closer’s gig”. Not to mention he’s got 2 Kimbrel’s in his last 3 saves, and a 66% Kimbrel in the other.

    Any-the-way…

    Would you dump Uggla or Espinooooooooooooosa for Didi-G, whose name sounds like someone’s aunt who wants to be called something “cute” because she’s annoying as hell and thinks it’s funny?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Ha…. I’d hold for now on Didi…

  107. Wake Up says:
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    My Indian name is “Walks on 3 feet”….and I even know about ghee…my favorite is to sprinkle some dill on…mmm tastem good…

  108. Wake Up says:
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    Yes…but good bunters don’t have to stay as far away from school zones…

  109. Wilsonian says:
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    Marte, Cain Sugar, or CarGo-Lite?

  110. Monsieur Bobo says:
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    Any reason to keep riding with Salvador Perez while Arencibia is on the waiver wire, calling out like a lover in the night, a tenor saxophone wailing as mists cover the lagoon, etc?

  111. Jack Hearts Sky says:
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    do you think Snider splits all year, or eventually do they just give him the full time gig?

    how was the grilled cheese festival?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Hearts Sky: It was fantastic, but I burnt out after about 5 sandwiches and 40 minutes… Grilled Cheese Truck is so good… I think he stays in the splits…

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: thats why they held it on 4/20 so after you get burnt out you can go smoke your brains out, forget, come back and munch out. Then repeat again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, would’ve been a good day to get stoned…

  112. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team H2H-Points League

    Trade Sale for Price?

  113. Wake Up says:
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    Rumor is, the D’backs are in talks with CHA (SON term) about a possible Gregorius for Dunn deal…Towers likes the fact that Didi is young and Dunn doesn’t belong on a baseball field, period…

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Wake Up: he would make a good foul pole

  114. TheNewGuy says:
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    You missed it earlier, no sweat.

    Start Shelby at your nations capital today (12 teamer, H2H)? Good start to the season, but a tough matchup with or without Zimm.

  115. Banders says:
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    Grey,

    Wanted to get your take. I was offered Kemp, Craig and Starlin for Tulo and Stanton.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Banders: It’s fair, Kemp side…

  116. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Among de la Rosa, G. Richards, or C. Villanueva are any of them a good pickup over the likes of Morrow, J. Fernandez, or Niese? Getting a little frustrated with these bums…

    Thanks!

  117. Jon says:
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    Rival owner asked about my Asdrubal – who would you ask for in return for him? (I have SS, he has SP)

    Lester, Masterson, Moore, Beckett, Hellboy, Latos, Sale, Chacin, Ervin Santana

    Or I could deal Desmond (MI) or Tulo (starting SS)… he also has Kershaw and FHer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Kershaw for Tulo if you need a starter… Asdrubal for Moore, Latos, Lester or Sale…

  118. Wake Up says:
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    May 28th…CarGo 6 for 5….Tulo from the bench, “You guys look great out there…I would probably be hitting today too…ya know…if I didn’t get hurt every single season…Hey, you guys remember when we were the hottest team in the league and we had the best record in MLB? Yeah, me neither…(ouch…I think I just pulled something in my neck thinking about this)…

  119. FilthyRich says:
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    I have Emily Boneface at my MI spot doing nothing so far. I can use steals and if he (she?) were performing as expected I wouldn’t be asking this. But I can also use other counting stats. WOuld you drop him for Gregorius?

  120. stumanji says:
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    Great stuff, per usual. I was going to abbreviate that but didn’t know how to spell it: uush? yoozh?

    Thanks for the shoutout. Look, Ma,I made it!

  121. Schizer says:
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    Great write up, as always…

    Sit Shields (@ Det) this week for any of Lincecum (@ SD), Beckett (v Mil), or Villanueva (@ Cin, @ Mia)? Weekly H2H…

    Thanks!

  122. jack says:
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    I traded ethier and morrow for cueto…thoughts??

    Should I drop Salvador perez for arcenibia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack: I wouldn’t do that trade… Sure, grab JP…

  123. Jeff says:
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    Hurting at MI and waiver is shallow. Any buy low candidates to trade for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Espinosa, Asdrubal

  124. sanfran1966 says:
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    Was offered Harvey for my Strass

    Thinking about a counter of Strasburg/Jennings for Harvey/Statnton?

    1,350 inning cap:

    (SPs) Strasburg, Adam Wainwright, Jeff Samarz, Anni Sanchez, J Niese, Homer Bailey & Cobb

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks as always Grey…

        I’ve got the “trader Jack” fever for some reason these days…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem….

  125. Wake Up says:
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    I’m not sure why….but, I just bought futures in Lorillard and sold futures in OJ…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: You’re a wheeler/dealer…

  126. Fungazi says:
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    Where’s the Rendon hype come from? His BBall reference numbers show 43 minor league games with no steals, a handful of homers and a crappy BA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: Good eye, solid average, so shouldn’t kill you…

  127. TheNewGuy says:
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    Segura’s been great so far, so glad I promoted him from my farm, great call by you too.

    The new Altuve of 2013? Good average, good speed and a little pop at MI.

    Move over Pedroia, Altuve (man that didnt last long), the new sparky anklebiter is Juan Segura.

  128. Wake Up says:
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    that stinks that Rudy didn’t like him in the two-hole….

  129. Wake Up says:
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    I’m flipping back and forth between reading this and doing 3 other things………but, this was effin hilarious today, bro…thanks!

  130. L-Boogie says:
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    Need some pitcher advice. 12-team, 5×5, weekly lineups. Starting Bum, Scherzer x 2, and Moore x2. Need to start 2 of:

    Beckett vs Mil
    Jose Fernandez @ Min
    Niese vs LAD and vs Philly
    AJ Burnett @ Philly and @ Cards

    SON likes Beckett and Niese much more than I do. SON also likes Fernandez and Burnett much less than I do.

    Thanks dude.

  131. Wake Up says:
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    don’t forget to plant something today…

  132. Eric says:
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    Haha I think I gave up too much but let me know what you think. 12 team 5×5 H2H

    I traded…
    1) Doug Fister
    2) Mike Minor
    3) Jake Peavy (Traded Greg Holland, Jose Veras, and Boggs for Peavy… this one was okay right?)

    for

    1) Felix Hernandez
    2) 2 scrubs which will be replaced by Quintana and Villanueva

    With the trade my pitching staff would look like
    1) Felix Hernandez
    2) Adam Wainwright
    3) Zach Grienke (DL)
    4) Samardzja
    5) Garza (DL)
    6) Villanueva
    7) Quinatana
    8) Shelby Miller
    9) Ross Detwiler

    and 4 closers. I had enough depth to do this trade right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Sounds fine

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Eric: I think you gave too much.

      Did exactly this kinda deal myself over the weekend to get an ace, but traded 2 no3 starters (Medlen, Kenn) not 3. Don’t need to give up 3 imo that is too many, and Felix and Price are virtually identical.

  133. mhfella says:
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    Somehow Sale is on my team (was going to say I was asking for a friend) and it seems like just last week he gave up 8 earned runs in 4.1 against Cleveland. Playing them again this week. Expecting better, or avoid? Thank you.

  134. Votto-Voom says:
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    Gray,

    Chacin’s trip to the DL means I get to claim a starter, or more likely reclaim. In 4×4 where strikeouts don’t count do you like Phil Hughes or Dan Haren…… or Even Ervin Santana?

    Thanks

  135. oaktown a's says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in a 5×5, h2h best of cats league and was lookin to ey Jr or Snider for an outfielder spot start this week. I know they do different things but which would u roll with?? Thanks

  136. John says:
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    Grey – Gibson said would like to keep Prado at 1 positon – not second but then he got another start at 2nd on Sunday (4th total). Will he get 10 before Hill comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  137. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey would you trade bailey or bucholz for morrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrew Bailey

  138. Thrilla says:
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    Thanks for reminding me I should have taken Prince where I took Pujols in both my leagues. Doesn’t sound good for Albert, although a DL stint could spell big numbers for him late in H2H playoffs. One can hope, right?

    I have Kendrys on both my H2H (+OBP/SLG) and standard Roto 12 Teamers… Is he droppable for:

    B. Moss
    D. Nava
    L. Duda
    N. Shierholtz
    De Aza
    S. Smith

    Moss more valuable in SLG league or what? Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Moss if you can platoon him… Otherwise De Aza…

      • Thrilla says:
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        Yea he will platoon. If not, blahtoon.

        Drop Kendrys over Moose or Ike? (I have Pujols, Longo, Lawrie at 1B/3B)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Thrilla says:
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            @Grey: Preciate it Grey.

  139. Blue says:
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    Ok, I’ve got Moustakas as a keeper in the 20th round (AL/NL 5×5 Roto).

    How much longer do I give him before cutting bait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Another month…

      • Blue says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, that’s about what I was thinking.

  140. Maestro says:
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    Hey Stache –

    In a H2H points league where counting stats for hitters are BA, TB, SB-CS, RBI, Runs and for pitchers – ERA, Wins, Loss, K’s, QS, S, BS, etc.

    Should I trade Sale for Bourn? Am I getting enough? I currently have Sale

    Current pitchers include: Lackey, Dickey (that was by accident, but kinda funny), Dubront, Fister, Griffin & McCallsiter

    Current players in one of my DH spots are: Carter, Chisenhall, Hosmer, Montero, I. Susuki, Peralta, Keppinger

    I feel Bourn is an upgrade to the above list but don’t know if it is enough of an upgrade to make up the difference b/n Sale and my 3rd or 4th starter (have to start 3-4 SP’s weekly).

    Thx.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t… Trade for cheaper steals if you need them…

  141. vohnie says:
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    Hanley Ramirez just dropped into free agency. I have Jean Segura filling in for Erik Aybar right now. Should I drop Aybar for Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  142. ROBHALLA says:
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    hello Mr Grey

    Start or sit :

    Miller vs Washington
    Cingrani vs Cubs
    Estrada vs Hodgepodges
    Halladay vs Pirates (cross fingers?)

    Green lights? go go go go ? lol Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all…

      • ROBHALLA says:
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        @Grey: ROLL EM!

  143. The Founteeners says:
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    Which two would you start this week in a league that values IP over K’s

    Samardzija (@CIN)
    Maholm (@DET)
    Leake (vs CHC, @WAS)
    Doubront (vs OAK, vs HOU)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake, Doubront

  144. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey. Which 2 of these pitchers do you like the best for the foreseeable future.
    J.PARKER
    T.MILONE
    E.JACKSON
    D.STRAILLY
    J.HAMMEL
    J.BECKETT
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett, Hammel

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        So hold tight then. Those are the 2 duds I own right now.
        What if I also threw Cashner into the mix?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold tight

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks!

  145. Tony says:
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    Hey, Ever since Aaron Hill went on the DL, I’ve been struggling at 2B. My team is still in 1st, but I have a gaping hole at 2B. I was able to grab Chris Getz as fill in but, he’s been sucking up up pretty hard lately. Any suggestions on a replacement. Below are the available options. You think there is any chance Didi gains 2B eligibility?

    Yuniesky Betancourt
    Jordany Valdespin
    Mark Ellis
    Kelly Johnson
    Eduardo Escobar
    Eric Sogard
    Nick Punto
    Munnori Kawasaki
    Brian Dozier
    Justin Turner
    Chris Nelson
    Alexi Casilla
    Jayson Nix
    Daniel Descalso
    Steve Lombardozzi
    Sean Rodriguez
    Freddy Galvis
    Chris Valaika
    Ronny Cedeno
    Alberto Gonzalez
    Alexi Amarista
    Ryan Raburn
    Donovan Solano
    Jamey Carroll
    Cliff Pennington

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Nelson (at home)… No on Didi…

  146. hot OF says:
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    AVG, OBP & OPS league. Need it all!
    Rasmus, Reimold or Duda?

    Thanks for helping out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold

  147. Ben says:
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    @Grey – I have Gyorko at MI, but have Carpenter in my OF. Drop Gyorko, move Carpenter to MI, and pickup Reimold or Ross?

  148. Ben says:
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    @Grey – I have Gyorko at MI, but have Carpenter in my OF. Drop Gyorko, move Carpenter to MI, and pickup Reimold or Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Reimold

  149. Hotrod says:
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    My squad (1st place) 12 team 5×5 H2H

    C – Buck
    1 – Howard
    2 – Rutledge
    SS – Tulo
    3 – Machado
    2B/SS – Everth
    1/3 – Carpenter
    OF – Giancarlo
    OF – Harper
    OF – Holliday
    OF – Reddick
    OF – Cody Ross (Eaton – DL))
    Util – Duda (Cespedes – DL)

    SP
    CC
    Gallardo
    Kuroda
    Shelby
    Hellickson
    Ryu
    Pettite
    Chacin
    Bills

    RP
    Aroldis
    Jim Johnson
    Street
    Perkins

    1) Your thoughts on this teams make-up, any recommendations?
    2) With my MI strength(Carpenters recent 2B eligibility), thinking of dangling Tulo for a 1st baseman (Prince or Votto) or maybe Cano? Or who would you target for Tulo(with him currntly hot and healthy)?
    3) Also thinking of dangling Holiday(before he gets hurt) (who would you go after that would fit well withmy team)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Your pitching looks stronger than your hitting… 2. Sure, I’d take any of them… 3. Don’t see how this helps you, your OF is already weak…

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Grey:
        Dont really see how my OF is weak? If Giancarlo, Bryce, Holiday, Cespedes & Eaton(Duda and Ross currently) is a weak OF, I’d like to see a strong one…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t see Cespedes, I saw Reddick and Ross…

  150. ROBHALLA says:
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    WE should probably note that we havent heard any complaining from the Rutledge owners lately…I think he is doing just fine, lets get the avg up a little and everyone will be happy.

    In Josh we trust.

    Rocky Mountain HIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, wait until he goes 1-for-14 over three road games…

  151. YYIke! says:
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    Just got offered Frazier for Ike. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Frazier

  152. Fungus says:
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    Stanton has give me jack squat this year. I’ve got Vernon on the bench and he’s producing. Would you sit Stanton till he starts producing or just keep him in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  153. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey,with the foot problems hes having would you trade Albert for Josh hamilton,how bad you thinking Alberts foot is going to affect him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d consider trading him, but not for Hamilton…. I think you’ll still get his stats, minus any steals whatsoever…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: groovy,thanks

  154. Fly says:
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    Love the site!

    Kelly Johnson or Howie Kendrick at 2B this week?

    Buck or Lucroy at Catcher this week?

    Mujica or Milone this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick… Buck… Mujica…

  155. ROBHALLA says:
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    Lost Zimmerman to a dirty leg, replaced with Chris johnson. Then my upside fantasy radar went off and I rosterbated Johnson for Rendon……DUMB? I dropped a hot hitter for a rookie who by time he gets in a groove may be sent back down…..oh wait Zimmerman could be out till July with a hangnail.

    thoughts on Chris Johnson / Rendon to fill in?

    Thanks

    P.S Dear Matt Cain.
    F.U.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay… Johnson will probably be better short term…

  156. Joseph Doe says:
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    5×5 roto/redraft/non keeper with ci/mi/5of/12 team.
    What do you recommend?
    C-W.Castillo(mcCann-dl)
    1b-A.Gon, Alonso
    2b-ev.cabrera,gyorko
    3b,ci-reynolds.M.Cab
    ss,mi-Segura,Scutaro
    of-Trout,Choo,Marte,Span,Brantley,Ellsbury,viviedo(dl)
    util-hafner
    bn-rendon

    sp-C.Lee,hammel,j.fernandez,anderson,garcia,cingrini,(grienke-dl),Latos
    rp-d.hernandez,rivera,kimbrel
    waivers:teheren, cashner,Jorge De La Rosa, Corbin,Wade Davis,kendrick,Pollock,Carlos Pena,Reimold, Joyce,
    just wondering whom you’d prefer to deal, some guys you’d think would be a good fit for my lineup. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What is the team weak in? It looks fine, probably will be weak on average at some point, though maybe not now…. You’ll need a better CI and 2B at some point…

      • Joseph Doe says:
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        @Grey:
        ya I guess that what i was getting at, and if there was anything notable on waivers.
        would you do ev.cabrera for kendrick or ellsbury for pedroia?
        thanks for your thoughts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Pedroia…

  157. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey grey, follow up on my question last night where you suggested I deal for a donkeycorn level closer to shore up my bull pen on my RP heavy team…

    I’ve never traded for a closer so I’m not sure whats a decent price to pay. Here’s my current lineup…

    C-V-Mart
    1B-Butler
    2b-Seager
    3B-Frazier
    SS- Rutt
    OF- Braun, Jones, Hamilton
    Utli- Choo, Ortiz
    B-Berkman, Boneface

    Any ideas on who I could try and structure a deal around? Hamilton is a big name and he obviously hasn’t been great thus far. Should I try and take advantage of his name to bring back a top 30ish overall bat and a closer? Then again, I’d probably be selling low since he’s off to a slow start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, don’t trade Hamilton at his lowest… Berkman for a low end closer? Grilli? Holland?

  158. HomeRunfromBehindtheMeatballs says:
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    Eff yeah! As a Rendon owner in a dynasty league, Zimmerman can just stay hurt for as long as he’d like!

    Oh wise moustachio’d marvel, I have a NL-only pitcher query:
    I’m in an NL-only league with weekly lineups, i’m torn between two pitchers:

    Hyun-Jin “Hadouken” Ryu @NYM on Thurs (opp. SP = Jermey Hefner) or
    Barry Zito @ SD on Sat (opp. SP = Eric Stults)

    I like Zito’s matchup better, but like Ryu better as a pitcher and think both matchups are pretty good.

    Are both of the above options better than Jose Fernandez double dipping? (Tues @ MIN and Mon v.NYM) It’s a pts league (Pts = IP + K + 10*W + 10*CG + 5*SHO) Since Fernandez is DEF not going to be allowed to complete a game and Wins in MIA are likely to be M.I.A.? I don’t think it’s sit a streamer, but i do like Ryu and Zito’s matchups. Thanks in advance for the soothsaying you have bestowed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu… I’d go with Jo-Fer…

  159. Wake Up says:
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    Looks like Brett Myers has a tear in the UCL in his right elbow…it is being reported that this is the type on injury that is associated with having to tell her twice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • mc serch says:
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      @Wake Up: that is hilarious!

  160. supra says:
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    Tommy Milone is MediOAKer.

    He just *seems* better than that. 2012 = 4.83 / 1.52 with 18 HRs allowed on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  161. sanfran1966 says:
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    Didi Gregorius – can he hold it down?

    Waiting for Jeter. Current option is Crawford…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Didi….

  162. Fly says:
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    RYU or Mujica this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica…Depends on needs…

  163. supra says:
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    “Taking a page from David Ortiz, before the 2nd game, Billy Butler addressed the crowd and said, “This is my f**king titty,” then showed his right moob.”

    Instant Razz HOF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  164. Homer at the Bat says:
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    Weekly points league – need to start 3 of these 4:

    Cain (home v. ARI)
    Halladay (home v. PIT)
    Dempster (home v. K-Stros)
    Doubront (home v. OAK, home v. K-Stros)

    My gut is to sit Halladay, but curious to see what others think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Halladay

  165. Nathan Cutter says:
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    I had Greinke and Reyes and my team is hurting at the bottom of my league (probably not entirely Greinke and Reyes’s fault). Which of the following pieces of waste is most likely to get me fired as GM and should be dropped first? Ike Davis or Will Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

  166. Brent says:
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    In a 16 team keeper league I was offered Shelby Miller for Joe Nathan and Daniel Nava? This is a no brainer right? A 12$ salad and a hot schmo for a future ace?

    • Homer at the Bat says:
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      @Brent: Nathan is certainly good, but SAGNOF!, especially in return for a high end young pitcher in a deep keeper league. I’d do it unless I really thought Nathan’s saves were critical to winning this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller side, yeah

  167. JoeG says:
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    I know their just middle/ set-up men; but whom do you guys like; Joe Ortiz, Junichi Tazawa or O’Flaherty? Not a Holds league, just looking for era, whip and k’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tazawa

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        Sounds good. Would you take Herrera over him(Tazawa) if i can get him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I would…

  168. Brendan says:
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    I’m probably dropping Franklin Gutierrez because he’s always injured. Who’s a better pickup? Denard Span or Chris Carter? I need runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  169. ROBHALLA says:
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    REST OF SEASON: Pick one

    ESTRADA OR OGONDO?
    10 team roto Pitching categories:: Win Loss Hold Save ERA WHIP.

    or Detwiler available on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando…

  170. BERK says:
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    So I grabbed WTB off waivers because I couldn’t tell if Carlos Santana’s injury was serious and Cespedes went on the DL so I had an open Utility spot anyway. Since Santana has multiple position eligibility (C, 1B, DH, Latin/rock fusion) it’s easy to slide him somewhere once Johnny Six-feet comes back from the DL. Or do I just slide Carlos back to C and drop WTB? WTB isn’t for real, right? I mean, he’s not hitting 50 homers and winning the MVP this year, right? I say this as someone who picked up then dropped R.A. Dickey early last year.

    • ROBHALLA says:
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      @BERK: WTB?

      • BERK says:
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        @ROBHALLA: (John Buck AKA What the Buck?! AKA WTB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop WTB…

  171. Bill says:
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    Now that Carpenter has 2b eligibility in ESPN formats and seems to be the every day starter, does that change his pre-season ranking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moves up some, yeah…

  172. Dkohn says:
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    Villanueva or Kendrick?

    Drop Arcia right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva… Yeah…

  173. RedRox says:
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    Cashner or Marcum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  174. Jason says:
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    How do you feel about Heyward and Latos for Kemp? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward side if you need pitching…

      • Jason says:
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        Bruce and Hammels for Kemp? @Grey: How about Bruce and Hammels for Kemp?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Bruce… Assuming that’s Cole Hamels…

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey: FYI to peeps in my situation with Kemp.. I was able to close this deal. Kemp for Cole Hammels and Bruce.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool…

              • Dear StreamONator says:
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                @Grey: I was a little shocked when you really dogged Cole Hamels in the pod cast today.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He did have a shoulder injury in February and his K-rate is pretty low… He has been a bit unlucky with men LOB…

  175. Aaron says:
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    Who’s start do you like better this week? Estrada versus the Padres or Fernandez versus the Twins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

  176. Mike says:
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    Strategy question:
    14-team head-to-head league, 5X5 with QS, each team has 10-11 SPs.
    Would you start all your pitchers all the time in this league or would you still try to sit the below-average guys? On the SON scale, where approximately would be the tipping point between sit/start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to about $5 on SON, but I’d overlook it in some cases…

  177. Mike says:
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    Drop Ike Davis in a 10-tm mixed? I have Au Shizz at 1B and Frazier as my corner man, or should I remain patient?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  178. Adam says:
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    To Grey, and anyone else that would like to chime in….

    12 team, 5×5 keeper league (thru 2014)

    Who would you rather have at this point, positional eligibility aside — Stanton or Encarnacion?? Kinda want to deal Stanton for another slumping big bat in a much better lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  179. Goose says:
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    Notes on Jean Segura…

    (a) Can we start calling him Gene Safe? The spelling of his first name always makes me want to call him Jean, as in the Les Miserables pronunciation, but (apparently somehow) it’s actually the Gene Shalit way. And Segura en espanol = sure, secure, safe…
    (b) Plus, he’s always Segura on the basepaths. Heyo!
    (c)
    (d) His middle name is Carlos.
    (e) So, Grey, you now have to make room in your heart for TWO Jean-Carlos…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I like Jean-Carlo…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: But do you like him like him? Don’t let Giancarlo hear you say that…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Goose: Ha, brilliant.

  180. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Love the site. enjoy reading the humor along with the awesome baseball stats. Need some help with the following trade.

    Trade just went down in my league that got vetoed. Our league
    counts the following pitching categories, K, QS, ERA, WHIP, W, K/BB, SVHLD.
    1350 IP Max and hitting categories Runs, RBI, HR, AVG, OBP, SLG, SB

    Team A Getting: Gallardo, Aoki, League and Cigrani
    Team B Getting: Felix, Ubaldo, Pennington and Bastardo.

    Team A has depth and looking to upgrade. Team B went stars and scrubs, needs help to plug holes.

    They shot it down. Is this a fair Deal or does Team B have to trade more? Team B is willing to upgrade the OF from Aoki to Reddick and from League to Putz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Looks totally fair…

  181. Jack Hearts Sky says:
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    I have Gonzo, Howard, Berkman, Ortiz and Carter, with carter only one game away from OF eligibility and Ortiz back, who holds the higher trade value, Howard or Berkman, it would seem it’s Howard, but I’m getting the feeling people are grouping those two together. The perception is killing me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: what would Berkmans value be, would a tier 3 arm be reasonable? or is this more of a question for Rudy, because like myself, he likes the Puma….you like the Cougar :)

  182. Tom says:
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    Better DL stash Hill or Teixeira? I have Pedroria, Weeks, Fielder and Rizzo. Thinking about stashing one and then trading for pitching when player comes off DL. Who do you stash, then who do you trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tex… Then trade Tex the moment he returns…

  183. scott says:
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    Does Chris Davis keep hitting??? I keep thinkin the trade offer I got (davis for stanton) was a slap in the face… but I’m starting to wonder now… davis wouldbe a 14th rd keeper. Stanton would be off my team next year… am I letting a hot start blur my vision or what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you are… I’d take Stanton…

  184. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    10 team h2h

    1) Drop Boggs for Veras, Russell, Fujikawa, Camp, Marmol, Herrera, or Rosenthal. My gut is telling me Fujikawa. Should be back in a week from all reports and should get Job back.

    2) Starting Miller @NATS today?

    3) Hold Cingrani (VCHC, @NATS) or drop for Kuroda (vTOR, vHOU), Villanueva (@CIN, @FLA), Corbin (@SF, vCOL), or stash Garza (set to make first rehab start on Wednesday)

    This would be my 8th starter behind Bumgardner, Zimmerman, Peavy, Lester, Harvey, Buchholz, Miller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Fuji 2) Yes 3) Hold

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Surprised you said hold on Cingrani. Didn’t think you were buying his stuff and seemed pretty high on the other starters. Might drop Cingrani after Cubs start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s see one more start… He has upside and maybe will confuse hitters first time around…

  185. TheNewGuy says:
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    Matt Harvey is NASTY, that is all. 98 mph cheese, filhy slider and a change.

    NL Breakout player of the year (should be an official award) no doubt. So glad I drafted him in my non-keeper. You got him in any leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I wanted him in every league, but didn’t happen…

  186. Mike says:
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    I can most likely get J. Upton for one of Verlander, Starsburg, Lee or Harvey. Which 3 would you most want to keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Harvey

  187. Fungus says:
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    Best pickup:

    Quintana
    Oganda
    Corbin
    Doubrount

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  188. Fister Furbush says:
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    Who should I start

    M.Prado
    Or
    Melky C.
    Or
    Nori Aoki

    Thanks,
    FF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  189. Frank Grimes says:
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    start which two this week sir? 12 team H2H points

    shark @cin
    zim vs CIN
    Ryu @NyM
    Cobb vs NyY

    I’d start all four but taking the risky two start options of Tillman Griffin and Niese in my weekly league.
    As always you make at least part of my morning enjoyable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark, Ryu… Thanks!

  190. Pete Nice

    Sixto Lescano says:
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    I know this is like asking “would you rather eat a bowl of eyeballs or loose a part of one finger,” but which would you keep: Adam Dunn or Chris Carter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHA… Awesome avatar… You’re my new hero… Carter…

      • Pete Nice

        Sixto Lescano says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. That was one of my two fantasy hoops avatars so I didn’t realize it would pop up. Kind of bummed I didn’t put one of ol’ Sixto in there. Thanks for the advice too!

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Sixto Lescano: Is that Big John Studd or some other guy?

          Also, the name didn’t look right. I knew he had no s in the surname. It was either an x or a z. I looked it up. The name is Sixto Lezcano.

  191. Frank Lynch says:
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    Oh when sent you those pithchers I forgot to add a couple of relievers that are available.. O Flaherty, Herrera, Cassila, O’day, n Stults.. Any of them diamonds in the dirt?.. I don’t know any of them.. LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera is okay…

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        K thanks I was just making sure that one of your BUY players aren’t sitting in the dark.. LOL

  192. royce! says:
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    MIA @ MIN postponed due to snow, same possible for ATL @ COL. I obviously need to use more hairspray to accelerate global warming…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For global warming… Riiiiight….

  193. J-Lef says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    ? of the day is this: Have swiss-army guys Prado and Zobrist and I sense 2B eligibility coming for Prado. Do you think I can move either for a good SP arm, and if so, what sort of SP should I be targeting?

    Grazie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prado… Maybe Zimmermann? Moore? Peavy?

      • J-Lef says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Awesome…

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @JoeC: anything could of been rolled up in there

  194. Roger Dorn says:
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    Should i trade pujols weeks and nathan for Rizzo pedroia and Kenley Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  195. Hotrod says:
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    Rendon or Cody Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  196. L-Boogie says:
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    12-team, 5×5. Desperate for RBI.

    1) Jhonny Peralta or Didi at MI?

    2) At DH, Dunn, Machado, or the guy who wasn’t your answer in question #1? I don’t know why I’m asking this considering I know you are going to say Machado.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Didi 2) Machado

  197. Jacks says:
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    Still Reimold over Reynolds (the consecutive HR games for Mark give me pause, plus the 4 games in OAK for Nolan)?. I could also sit Revere, but Ben could break outta his slump and steal 4-5 bags this week… ugh, really on the fence, what would Grey do?

    Also, before you said Garcia over Cobb this week. Leaning Cobb tho after seeing that Garcia is matched up against Stras. You feel Cobb might get cornholed by the yanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Reynolds if you’re feeling it… I’d worry about Cobb, yeah, but neither are great so go Cobb if you’re feeling him… These are toss ups…

  198. c0wfunk says:
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    Maybe MN should postpone all of their games until Spring. I dreaded to see what would happen to giancarlo going to 30 degree weather and at least I don’t have to deal with it tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  199. Warren says:
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    Choose three to start in weekly format h2h 5×5

    OF:

    Harper
    Jennings
    Choo
    Stanton

    I have kept Giancarlo on the bench the last two weeks as he has struggled..do I put him back in against some weak Minnesota and Cubs pitching and hope he lives up to my nightly fantasies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with him over Jennings…

  200. Ryan says:
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    There is a guy in our league that has like 3 catchers(Mauer, Santana and Montero).

    Currently my batting roster is:

    Alex Avila, Fielder, Phillips, Frazier, Rollins, Jennings, Choo, McCutchen and Jones. On my bench is Aoki and Aramis Ramirez(on DL still).

    My questions is that I’m thinking about upgrading catcher position. I really like how Frazier is playing so I’m thinking about keeping him at 3rd and trying to trade Ramirez(and one of my pitchers since he needs them) for either Mauer or Santana.

    Good idea or should I hold the way it is for now? 10 person league H2H 6×6. Appreciate any advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez for Mauer or Carlos is fine…

  201. Ron says:
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    Would you trade Verlander for Cano as an upgrade over Weeks and M. Carpenter?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Ron: i would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  202. TheNewGuy says:
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    The Dude (Duda) has been a bit of a beast when he has played this season, in OBP leagues anyway.

    Just spotted his stats and picked him up, reckon he can get regular PT soon? Or is he strictly a righty-killer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit of a platoon guy, yeah…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Better than a blahtooner I guess.

  203. gareth says:
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    Hey grey,

    After a little tweaking, here is my pitching staff in my 10 team cbs weekly roto league:

    Felix, gio, gallardo, estrada, loshe, morrow, lynn, aj burnett.
    League, street, betancourt, frieri.

    Championship caliber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It should be fine, yeah…

  204. Dkohn says:
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    Think I saw this in a couple previous comments, not feeling Minor tonight in Colorado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see the point of starting him there, no…

  205. Pager24 says:
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    what are your thoughts on this trade? am i giving up too much?

    Harvey, Fernandez, & Victorino for Ellsbury & Gio Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

  206. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    12 team 5×5 (keep 5 forever) league:

    Better DL stash – Corey Hart or Brandon Beachy?

    My outfield is currently: Dread Pirate, Jennings, Gordon
    My SP’s: Darvish, Sale, Josh Johnson, Parker, Beckett, Ryu, Jose Fernandez, Ogando (and Garza in one DL slot)

    Pitching is pretty thin in this league as most teams stash starters on their benches.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hart

  207. TheNewGuy says:
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    K Kendrick or DLR? Better chance of breaking out this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @TheNewGuy: As a Phillies fan I can assure you that Kendrick doesn’t really have any more ceiling to break through. He is what he is, a solid pitcher that won’t ever wow you but is prone to a blow up start here and there. He is basically the replacement for Joe Blanton on the staff (but not at the buffet table) and they are similar fantasy pitchers. Stream always, Hold never.

  208. Buge Hoobs says:
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    10 team 5×5
    Jim Henderson an upgrade for any of these, or hold tight? Romo, Wilhelmsen, or Janssen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  209. Frank Lynch says:
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    Chris Johnson from Atlanta? I see he plays 1st n 3rd and has the most fantasy points on waivers.. Is he a must pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can grab him…

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        The only person I can drop is mark Reynolds, Worth the pickup still?

  210. roose says:
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    RUTLEDGE stat.

    He’s around 10% with BB so far. I hope he maintains this. Dude is crazy fast on the base paths. It’ll be a big step up for him and us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed…

  211. SOSssssss says:
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    What side do like best?

    RYU and Milone for Medlen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen

  212. scott says:
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    Just got offered Machado (11th rd keeper) for samardizja 5th rd keeper. I have moose and rendon at 3rd. My pitching will survive. Do it right??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair… You’re gonna have three 3rd basemen?

      • scott says:
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        @Grey: I’m adding Rendon, he’s adding Rivera. So then I can do what I will with Moose.

  213. R3velation says:
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    A guy in my league said he would trade me ellsbury for one of my pitchers. Who would u trade away from these pitchers that would be fair.

    Trevor Cahill
    Masterson
    Morrow
    Buckholtz
    J. Fernandez.
    Fister
    Matt Moore
    Jason hammel
    Westbrook
    And Cj Wilson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson, Buchholz or Fister… You have no pitchers really worth him….

  214. bossmanjunior says:
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    What do you think about Corbin @SF tomorrow as a streamer in a 10 team h2h? Streamonater is lukewarm on the start (8.5).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it…

  215. Eric Schmidt says:
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    Roto 5×5 league

    Darvish and Brett Lawrie for Peavy and Goldschmidt.

    Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Goooooold…

  216. Zebrahead says:
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    Is Drew Stubbs cuttable? And by that I don’t mean is it possible to slice him with a sharp object… Although that has crossed my mind.

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Zebrahead: dropping for what, do you have need for stolen bases?

      • Zebrahead says:
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        @Jack Hearts Sky:

        I don’t need the SBs it’s a head-to-head league. I’m just afraid that if I drop him, he’ll start producing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I guess even though he just came off his best weekend…

  217. Jack Hearts Sky says:
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    did you cover Detwiller somewhere in here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: his numbers look good and is pitching well for a team that scores a lot of runs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I liked him in the rankings… Bit more of a streamer for good matchups…

  218. slojup says:
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    Awesome as always. Which side are you taking in this trade:

    Scherzer for Altuve and Anibal

    Currently have Weeks and Rutledge eligible at 2nd. 12 team H2H points league. Thanks as always!

    Btw, why is Gianstinko pulling a Zimmerman…Get him a darn cortisone shot already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer… Careful on the Giancarlo hate…

  219. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Ruggiano is my one and only bench bat. I start him whenever Ethier faces a lefty. However would you drop him for Jaime Garcia or Villanueva?

    Thanks

    • Frank Kim says:
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      @Moscowitz: I think I’d drop him for Jaime.

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Moscowitz: jamie is going to be a dud post April, it’s in his career numbers, Villanueva for upside, but i would wait for something better to appear. Is detwiller there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need pitching, Villanueva…

  220. Grey — I’m an SP short in a 14-team redraft roto league with a 1300-inning thanks to Greinke’s injury, so I’m behind on innings and will fall further behind sitting Griffin tonight …

    Who’s a better grab between Straily (assuming Anderson’s out) @BOS/Lester followed by vs. LAA/Hanson? Or Marcum vs. PHI/Pettibone and then @ATL/Minor?

    Thanks,
    Eric

    • Frank Kim says:
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      @Enrique: I’d rather go w/ Straily.

    • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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      @Enrique: I read he might make his start and Straily doesn’t go

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marcum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is basically a toss up, saying Straily b/c Straily might not even be in the rotation for two starts…

  221. Be The Ball says:
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    In a keeper league would you trade Scherzer and Ryu for Gio?

    • Frank Kim says:
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      @Be The Ball: I’d rather have Scherzer than Gio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  222. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey. I

    I now have McCutchen/J Upton/Cespedes/Grandy Man for my 4 Outfield Spots

    1) I am looking to trade Beltran for Pitching. Should I shoot for the best Pitcher throw ins be damned? Or the best trade?

    Which trade do you like best? Which trade do you like second best?

    2) A) Beltran/Middlebrooks/Andrew Bailey for Matt Moore/Jed Lowrie

    B) Beltran/Rendon/Perkins for Kris Medlan/Duda

    C) Beltran/Rendon?Perkins for Kris Medlan/another Pitcher (either Tommy Milone or Ian Kennedy)

    • Frank Kim says:
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      @Mike: I like A first because I love Matt Moore. And Jed Lowrie could be better than Middlebrooks.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Mike:

      You always need to watch how much value you are giving up and how much you are getting in return, no matter what. Dont you need Closers? Because in Bailey and Perkins you are giving up guys who have pretty much locked down the Closer job. I dont like A. Jed lowrey is waiver wire material so you essentially are getting Moore for Beltran, Middlebrooks and Bailey and its way too much if you ask me. Go with either B or C . I dont see Rendon doing much going forward. Just my 2 cents though.

      • Mike says:
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        @Moscowitz:

        Thanks for your thoughts guys.

        I just traded for Adrian Beltre so I am looking too offload either Middlebrooks or Rendon.
        Both trades are targeting active fantasy owners who have a need at 3b.

        Moscowitz, would you not consider Beltran for Matt Moore a good trade?

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Mike:

          Well you are not giving up Beltran alone. Middlebrooks is a good, talented bat and Bailey is a closer for a Boston team that is playing to win. If you really dont need them, then go for Moore.

  223. Frank Kim says:
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    Need a streamer today. Franklin Gutierrez @Hou, Peacock or Travis Snider @Phi, Pettibone or Adam Lind @Bal, Tillman. I’m leaning towards FraGu because of his early power but he might be hurting.

  224. Swat290 says:
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    What’s Chris Johnson’s situation? Thinking of dropping Machado for him. Hold?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Swat290:
      Hold!

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Moscowitz: Triple Hold!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Swat290 says:
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        @Grey:
        So… what your saying here is…. hold? Got it.

        Now what pair of pants should I wear tomorrow? My cords or the basketball shorts with the massive crotch hole? Science is hard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Khakis

  225. rasopulos says:
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    Grey, been offered Kemp & Middlebrooks fro Choo & Frazier? What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side… It’s fair… Sounds like the other guy reads Razzball…

  226. Hondo says:
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    Think Rutledge will start both games tomorrow(great SB opportunity if so) or start Lowrie at Boston(digging the revenge factor)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  227. Hondo says:
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    2 part question so as not to get confusing with the names,somebody dropped Lawrie.I drafted Ike for UT,since I have Goldy on 1st and that worked out OK so far.
    I’ve also got Beltre at 3B, so Lawrie would essentially be replacing Ike at UT(if I ever take him back off the bench).

    I also have Frazier and Matt Carpenter so 3B is no prob,just wondering if I’d just be exchanging one headache for another.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what either question is…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:
        That was part 2,you answered part 1 about Rut or Lowrie already.

        Drop Ike for Lawrie for UT only? Goldy and Beltre blocking corners.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it…

  228. Mike says:
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    As a throw in to a trade and regardless of need. Rank top 2 in your order of preference for Pitcher and Hitter.

    Tommy Milone, Ian Kennedy, Wandy Rodriguez

    Josh Willingham, Jed Lowrie, Nelson Cruz, Lucus Duda

    Thanks for the advice Grey. Have a great evening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Milon…. Willingham, Cruz… You too…

  229. SteveNZ says:
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    Taking a Leake in the RCL today.

    Hope there’s no blow-back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t stand too close, just in case…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Guess it depends if the wind is blowing in or out.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And no one is touching the $16 Joe Blanton at this hour…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not going near Blanton… Rudy did a lot of calculations to make sure it was right, but that still don’t make it right, if you follow…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, I did read all that. That all makes sense, and it will be real interesting to see how it turns out. A real perception v reality conflict in some ways.

            Guess we’re all being old-school scouts rather than Jonah Hill on this one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but with all that’s said did Jonah start Blanton? Rudy, in this example…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Don’t believe so. Certainly no mention over in that post that he is.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Shizz is unraveling fast for Doubront…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Bleurgh. Sorry. Feel partially responsible for that.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Eh, hopefully he can hold it there… He looks pretty hittable though…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And nothing like a perfect inning to make you think you should have started Doubront instead…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still early! Though we do have Doubront started in a few leagues so I don’t want any runs, thank you.

  230. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    you ever been to La Cacita Mexicana in Bell? Ive heard of it for years and now am watching Bobby Flay do a throwdown on the cooking channel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah… Not sure I’ve ever been to Bell ever… I have been to The Bell… Taco, that is…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, looks solid, but there’s gotta be Mexican joints in LA I can go to… Not really a huge Mexican food fan…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: it like 15 minutes, if that, from your neck of the woods. This is not your everyday mexican. I know cats that drive 20+ miles to go down there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s only 15 minutes? For real? I can barely get to my grocery store in 15 minutes…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: choose what time wisely

                I forget you live in the urban jungle of LA

                that sucks, i can get to 10 different stores in less than 10 minutes and during the summer 3 different farmers market on tues, wed, thurs

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: decent, very mellow interglactic funkish

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: after the third time it starts to grow on you, damn now its stuck in my head

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve listened to the whole day… So good…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: you’re messing with my angry mojo with your whimsical song

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I apologize profusely.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: oh, i can’t stay mad at you… you old pizza bagel

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aw, geez!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: The website suggests that everything on the menu comes with a lot of cheese.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @SteveNZ: sounds gassy

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Was more of a reference to the grinning hosts…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @SteveNZ: And the bounteous platter of fresh vegetables.

                Sorry – I’m being unkind now. I’m sure the food is great.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @SteveNZ: I love mexican fish and have a thing for traditional Mole’s, which it looks like they have a lot of

  231. R3velation says:
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    I ended up getting offered ellsbury for jake Westbrook Cj Wilson and melky Cabrera. I would be receiving ellsbury. Ellsbury would replace melky. I was gunna drop Westbrook to stream. So it’s essentially ellsbury for Cj. I should accept this trade right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

  232. Frat Star says:
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    Would you trade Stanton for pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  233. El Guapo says:
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    Grey, whit only 20 to 25 ip as a sample, witch one of the SP do you think it’s a better “buy low” option: Cain (No. 8 in your rankings), Hamels (7) or Gio (10). I will offer Shields and Mariano. I know the three are studs, and there is no big difference in the ranks… but maybe, after their first three or four GS, you change your mind about about them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We talk about this in the podcast that gets posted tomorrow…

  234. kaiser soze says:
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    Sup Grey. I’m trying to buy low on Matt Kemp (go Doyers!). I’m pretty deep at OF with Braun, Heyward, Jennings, Pence, Fowler, Marte, and Frazier.

    Is Kemp worth trading Pence + Jennings for? If not, which two would you do?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings and Pence sounds fair… Jennings and any of the guys after him would work…

  235. SteveNZ says:
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    Napoli. On something of a tear.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  236. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Hey had a trade proposed to me i give latos phillips and cruz and I get Stanton Gyorko and Niese take it right? I still have rutledge and segura plus Bum and Zim as 1-2 and niese is still soilid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent…

  237. SteveNZ says:
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    Stupid Leake. Couldn’t even string me along for a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He followed it with some decent pitching…

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: nice to see you on the Kcrw train. Long time fan…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You feeling this song? So good!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I’m down wid’ it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m 0-for-11.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              0-for-12.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: RCL?

                Leake crapping on my ratios.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rollins! 1/14…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: I have him too! *chestbump*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Boom!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              13… Make the pain stop.

  238. crock says:
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    Which side you like in these trades

    A. Jennings/Henderson or Heyward/Axford
    B. Bruce/Henderson or Hamilton/Street

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward… Hamilton…

  239. Mike says:
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    Dynasty trade. Round value next to each player. Without knowing my team, strictly based on value who wins this trade? Chris Sale(16), Michael Morse(17) for Wil Myers(28), Jay Bruce(4)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  240. SteveNZ says:
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    Jennings the early leader in the Most Frustrating Player To Own stakes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya…

  241. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Is it too early to dump Ichiro? I don’t really like the guy but I figured he would at least be a serviceable 4/5 OF. Now he isn’t even playing half the time. I’d probably pick up someone like Rasmus, Bourjos, or Reimold. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too early…

  242. mhfella says:
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    Bruce! You’re killing me. Fourth round, Pick 37, I thought we were cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be okay, just don’t yell at him, he’s very sensitive…

  243. SteveNZ says:
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    Leake walks the pitcher? Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reminds me of Estrada last week… That sonova–

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Eh, he got out of it. Wood looking like the guy to have in this matchup though. Bad SON!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stupid SON!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Frowning in its direction as we speak. It’s all coming together for Blanton to pitch a blinder.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Yup…

  244. Derrick says:
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    Victor Martinez, Devin Mesoraco or Sal Perez the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  245. James says:
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    Just dropped alcides Escobar for Zack Cozart

    Then dropped Brett Anderson for Villanueva

    Then dropped De Aza for Lorenzo Cain.

    Need your input: Are these all good moves on my part?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re okay… Probably would’ve held Alcides…

  246. SteveNZ says:
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    Was I a bit chickenshit not to start Tillman in a 14 teamer? Hasn’t been great so far this year.

    On the bright side, it means I can feel better about starting him going forward I suppose…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t wanna jinx him, but he’s cruising right now…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, but he was probably a sit though, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it would’ve been a sonavabench either way…

  247. royce! says:
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    Two teams combined for 2 for 32…No pity party is complete without royce!!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: Yikes, I’m 0/8 in the ol’ H2H…

      • royce! says:
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        @SteveNZ: I’m 0/12. Facing the guy who knocked me out of the playoffs last year despite having two guys DL’d. Top that!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: Seager. There is no way my opponent could not have him.

          • royce! says:
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            @SteveNZ: 0/16. If failure was cool, I’d be Miles Davis!

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @royce!: 1/13 and some scoreless work from Russell and Doolittle on the bench. Still early!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @SteveNZ: And there’s Ryan Braun, cheering me up.

                • royce! says:
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                  @SteveNZ: That’s nice….0/19 (though Andrew Bailey and Chapman have been good, so it’s not all lost)

                • royce! says:
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                  @SteveNZ: Got a hit! 1 for 25 to start the week.

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @royce!: *fistbump*

  248. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey I gather from the comments that you’re liking Niesey against the Dodgers tomorrow? Little weary of it.

    Start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him…

  249. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yanks have 2 hits,Cano has 2 hits

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Moore looks dominant…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Think you traded Moore to me, if memory serves…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @SteveNZ: yeah him and kipnis for some late season hrs from you

  250. cruisinkc says:
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    Miley a good start at San Fran tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, solid in most leagues…

  251. Adam says:
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    Nava or Lorenzo Cain ROS?
    Was leaning to Cain but Nava is underrated ..
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  252. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    and for all that dropped montero,hr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure you’re not the only one…

      • Targaryan says:
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        @Grey: If it’s BombVoyage if you lose a player & he hits a HR the last day he is in your lineup (got one from Jennings last week), is it BombsAway if he hits a HR the day after you lose him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… You gotta let him go, man… How long you gonna torture yourself?

  253. Arrow says:
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    Which 2 out of 3 pitchers do you recommend I keep? (Jeff Samardzija, Hyun-Jin Riu, Tony Cingrani)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two

  254. Slava says:
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    Uggla just got dropped in my 12-team yahoo with an extra MI position. Do you think he’s worth picking up?

    My current MIs are Zobrist, Segura, and Carpenter. Don’t know if any of them are worth dropping, but I could see myself dropping Morneau or James Russell for Uggla.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not with what you have… You don’t need him…

  255. nightpandas says:
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    1. Trade Bruce for Moore and 1st rounder next year in my 15 team keep 9?

    2. Can you rank these catchers ROS: Ruiz, Avila, Salty, Flowers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. It’s fair, depends on needs… 2. Ruiz, Avila…

  256. Project Merkin says:
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    Good start for Mooheeca

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah….

    • Project Merkin says:
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      Make the Mujica with your mouth Edward!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

  257. nightpandas says:
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    Trade Rollins for Peavy? (have Segura also). Maybe get a higher draft pick back as well?

  258. Jon says:
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    I’m looking to trade one of Lawrie, Frazier, Rendon, Desmond or Asdrubal + one of BJ, Jennings, Victorino, Gardner or Marte for an OF upgrade. What combo would you offer and for who? (I have Stanton, by the way, so I can’t try to buy him low.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal or Lawrie plus Victorino for a top 20 OF? Maybe Holliday… I have no ideas who in your league needs an OF and what they have…

  259. smegma says:
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    Jesus finally figured out how to hit the curve ball out of the park! Hopefully he rewards us for setting and forgetting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Popeil!

  260. Jon says:
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    DHer or Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DHer

  261. Wake Up says:
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    Looks like I missed the call on the Jesus homer by one night…Jesus Jesus!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  262. Doorstop says:
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    Desmond Jennings or Encarnacion ROS?

    My OF is Choo, Cutch and Adam Jones at the moment. Jennings is my UTIL.

    Hosmer/Morales are my 1B’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  263. EG says:
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    Any reason to hold off on dropping both/either of Boggs and Rosenthal? Looks like Mujica has a firm grasp on the closer role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  264. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Shelby doin’ the DC shuffle. Lookin’ good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked real nice, yeah…

  265. Targaryan says:
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    Would it be worth making a run at Stanton or Kemp. I would be offering Pujols & either Gardner or Coco. I may have to cut one of those loose for Aybar soon or drop Estrada, Beckett or Cingrani This is a 10 h2h, we keep 5 (Tulo, Kersh, Pujols, Kinsler & Ells or Grandy) I will be using Papi or Frazier (& Hosmer is on the wire but I have no need/room for now) Do you keep 3 closers? I have Kimbrel, Bailey & Street

    • Targaryan says:
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      @Targaryan: or if Pujols hits the DL, Prob solved, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not exactly buying low… Since Pujols was above both of them in my rankings… I’d go for Stanton…

      • Targaryan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Do you think Ortiz would be enough with Gardner or Coco or would I need to Up the ant with i BJ or something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try with Ortiz…

  266. Huge Caulk says:
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    Is Kenley Jansen droppable for Gee, Jarrod Parker, Villanueva? My other RPs are Chapman, Nathan, and Bailey. Max of 4 RPs and only 2 RP spots can be used per night. Not sure if Bailey will stick when Hanrahan returns…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Villanueva…

  267. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    looking to offer up a deal, what seems most likely, Berkman for Span or Berkman for Revere, I need bags and can spare the Puma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: which one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Span…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wake Up makes a fair point… Revere can be tough to own though because all you get is steals…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: No doubt. I prefer Span too. But if you’re looking for SBs…Span’s gonna give you R leading off…I think Manuel has Revere hitting 10th…

  268. Red Barons says:
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    Grey, you are an awesome person for taking the time to answer all of our questions; many kudos to you. Zobrist is on waivers (no idea why…) but here is my team. 12 team 5×5 roto

    C – Perez
    1B – Fielder
    2B – B. Phillips
    3B – Trumbo
    SS – Rollins
    OF – J. Upton / Choo / Adam Jones
    Util – Goldschmidt / Victorino
    Bench – K. Morales / Espinosa / Ike / Aybar
    SP – Greinke / Iwakuma / Niese / Peavy / Bailey / Burnett / Hudson / Milone
    RP – Wilhelmsen / Janssen

    I was thinking of dropping Espinosa and using Zorbist as an upgrade, but would it make more sense to drop Aybar? I’m in need of SB’s, so I don’t mind loosing Espinosa’s HRs for Aybar’s AVG. I could also give up Morales who never steels. Also, since I don’t have depth at 3B, should I pick up Machado or Middlebrooks for anyone? Sorry for the long post. I promise not to bug you for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Sure, lose Espinosa for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and drop Morales for Machado…

  269. nightpandas says:
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    Ethier/Moore for Bruce/Niese? (15 teams, keep 9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  270. SteveNZ says:
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    Some fella on Twitter told me (well, not JUST me) that Braun has six hits in his last 33 ABs. Five of those hits are home runs.

  271. SteveNZ says:
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    Yikes. Not sure I need to see Wilhelmsen here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Breathe easy, SteveNZ…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Bruce + Victorino or Choo? 10 teams, OBP + AVG…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bruce

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Bruce $34 to keep next year, Choo 23, if that changes anything…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not a whole lot… It’s close though, so if you wanna keep Choo I could see it… Victorino just barely pushes it over the top for Bruce…

  272. Wake Up says:
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    Am I reading this right on Greycarlo…he’s popping up sliders out of the zone on the infield? And, taking more strikes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He probably figures if he waits on enough pitches by the ninth inning of one of the games he will be traded…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Haha…OK, OK small sample size I get it…RF in Coors would be tasty…

  273. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    gatis got dropped in ne of my leagues, is he worth dropping Jimenez for to see how everything pans out upon McCann;s return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: whats your take about what it will be like when McCann comes back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCann will be the catcher again and Gattis will fade into oblivion…

  274. nightpandas says:
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    3B fill in until Aram back:

    Jimenez
    Donaldson
    Nelson
    Sogard
    Chisenhall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Jimenez…

  275. SteveNZ says:
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    Gallardo running for Lohse. Has to be punishment for the DUI, right?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @SteveNZ: Lohse pinkie did not look good…ouch

    • Prezii says:
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      @SteveNZ: niceee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  276. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league, my pujols for kershaw, redraft? Would put Rizzo at 1b. Pitching is peavy, bailey, zim, miller, Doubront, Parker, Teheran, gee, Quintana with Greinke coming back at some point. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, you don’t need Kershaw…

  277. Boomer19 says:
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    Seager or Morales at corner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  278. SteveNZ says:
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    Blanton has given up 11 hits, one walk and hasn’t struck a single batter out.

    And has a 6-3 lead after 6.

    *SON makes a gun out of his finger and blows smoke from the barrel*

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oh shit. Make it stop.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: That was all my fault. Sorry, Joe. Sorry, SON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  279. SteveNZ says:
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    F*** you Hernandez.

    F*** YOU.

  280. SteveNZ says:
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    Do you think EYJ plays both games tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m really hoping, but if he’s not in the first, I may bench him…

  281. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    watching Phil Spector….who aw!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, it’s not good…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: gotta to watch for Jeffery Tambour. I actually really like Helen Mirren

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She’s so bad… Ugh, that movie is so terrible… Don’t do it to yourself…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I n this or in general?

            baby mama made me watch/scan through the voice, haven’t been watching for a while

  282. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    Who is Grey Albright? He picks up Pierzynski from FA for today’s game. P homers with two outs in the top of the 9th–the game winner. Prescient!?!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could’ve told the Angels to stop playing in the 8th…

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