I hear you out there.  Wait, something’s not quite right…I see a grainy pic so we’re kinda ok…but where’s the mustache…*squints*…OMG YOU’RE NOT GREY WHAT IS THIS INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE.  Look, Grey had a thang, ok?  He paged me and asked for coverage.  Yes, I’m being literal, he paged me.  He’s a bit old school, there’s nothing wrong with that.  I showed him my iPhone 6s and how it could translate to Kirundi and make a mean cheese omelette but he said he’d rather ping me with ‘5318008‘.  Honestly, I’m totally fine with that but he calls every time afterwards asking me to flip it upside down.  Every.  Time.  Either way, I said I’d cover and here I am, covering the coverage and that leads us to Drew Hutchison.  First off, if you own him…ticker shock!  Those Houston guys are really good at coming from behind.  That’s what she said!  Over six innings, Drew gave up two runs while allowing 6 base runners (only one walk), striking out nine.  Nine is a nice number when you’re talking about Ks but not as nice as 10.  Ten is how many Astros Chris Heston fanned on Tuesday as he threw a complete game two hitter.  Heston is close to a 7 K/9 kind of guy, probably a little under.  On the one hand, I love Drew so this start has me piqued.  On the other hand, the Astros are second in the majors in K rate at 24.6%.  On the third hand which is actually Grey’s hand as he takes the pager from me and flips it upside down, Drew looks like a good get for deeper leagues where you can wait on his high K potential, but this shouldn’t move the needle for standard or the RCL.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dexter FowlerWent 2/3 with a walk, a HR and three runs on the day.  I own him in my NFBC league (which I’m currently first in, bee tee dubya; #Humblebrag) so I have a vested yet passive interest in how he’s doing.  Went and looked to see his pace and it has him heading for 110 runs, 14 HRs and 38 steals.  No wonder I’m doing so good!  Oh and no wonder Dexter Fowler was called a buy by Grey a couple of weeks ago.  Speaking of, Grey took the morning off he could never fully abandon you on a Friday.  He’ll be back this afternoon with another buy so if you’re swiping left on me, he’s got you covered.

Anthony ReckerTwo homeruns as he took Travis Wood deep on both.  It was Travis’ first home start since April.  What a home Recker.  Someone call Cheaters!

Wilmer FloresAlso homered for the Mets and actually leads them in HRs on the year, according to Rotoworld.  Also according to Rotoworld re: Flores, ‘Of course, he’s still batting just .238 with a .287 on-base percentage and also committed his eighth error of the season Thursday. He’s not doing enough at the plate to make up for his subpar defense.’  I’m just glad Debbie Downer found work she enjoys.

Michael WachaFinally changed his name to ‘WaKa’ as he K’d 7 thru 5 innings while only walk’a’ing two.  Color me unimpressed.  I’d use this start as a great selling point and Wacha’way (too much?  Yeah, too much).

Ryan Howard3/4 with his 7th HR on the year while hitting .230 as his farewell tour trudges on…sorry, was just informed he hasn’t committed to retiring after this season.  Isn’t hitting under .250 for three of the last four seasons technically retiring?  Speaking of, Mark Reynolds, we have to talk…

Aaron Harang – The Harangutan went 8 IP, struck out 6 while only allowing 6 baserunners (1 walk) as he shut out the Pirates for the win.  There are certain pitchers who start hot in April only to show their true selves in May.  The diabolical ones make you hold onto them thru June because they make you believe.  If you’re holding, go look back at his 2014, enjoy the ride and be ready to move on.

Miguel CabreraThere was a lot of concern about Swiggy coming into this season with his rehab from off-season surgery.  He went 3/5 with 3 RBI while hitting his 7th and 8th homeruns on the year Thursday, so he’s now on pace for 37 HRs, 120 RBIs and is hitting .328.  I got to draft him with the 7th pick off the board in one draft.  I’m still laughing.  Maniacally, even.

Trevor BauerWent 7.1, struck out 10, walked 3 while only giving up a run and 4 hits.  Much like a money shot gone wrong, this comes on the heels of Kluber striking out 18 Cardinals yesterday.  Given the peripherals, he may be a stream only in RCLs but I stand by my Deep League Thoughts: Trevor Bauer post.

Alex CobbUnderwent successful Tommy John Surgery on Thursday.  Wait, shouldn’t we wait until we know the patient can throw again before we call a surgery a success?  I mean, that’s taking one right out of Rose McGowan’s plastic surgeon playbook.  When she said ‘make me look more like Susan Sarandon’, she should’ve clarified a date range.  You know, at least prior to 2010.

Rajai DavisWent 3/5 with a double, a run, and an RBI as Victor Martinez gave J.D. Martinez his DH spot for the day and Victor probably won’t be playing for the next three days because it’ll be at an NL park and because he’s old and because he’s hurt and because he’s hitting .226 on the year with 1 homer on the year after hitting 32 last year.  Regression fairies don’t just sprinkle their goodness on pitchers, friends.

J.D. MartinezAfter pulling himself out with ‘lower back tightness’ the night prior, found himself back in the lineup in the DH role on Thursday, went 2/4 with a walk and a couple of singles.  As an ardent defender, I have to take my chance for a soapbox moment here.  Martinez hits me in all the right and warm spots on the peripherals and is on pace for 32 HRs, hits either 4th or 5th in the Tigers lineup and hits the ball hard to all fields.  Grey won’t mention him in his buy column later so I’m here mentioning him in my own.  Yes, my buy column is one player.  Yes, my buy column is in the middle of my actual column.  I’m all about efficiency.

Prince Fielder – Went 1/2 with an RBI and 2 hit by pitches.  On the year, he’s hitting .348 (impressive!) with 4 HRs (eh).  Basically, he’s Jose Altuve without the steals and the runs so far.  It’s like Dr. Evil became Mini-Me.  Or is it Fat Bastard becoming Mini-Me?  As long as it’s not the Love Guru, I’m fine with Mike Myers analogies.

Anibal SanchezSanchez twirled the gem you drafted him for, going 8 IP with 9 K while only allowing one run and getting the win.  Minnesota has been riding a win streak based around Torii Hunter hitting well, batting Mauer 3rd and batting Eduardo Escobar 5th more than once.  I’m now mad Sanchez didn’t strike out 15.

Anthony GoseThe Tigers scored 13 runs, so yeah, they’re gonna be all over this here bloggymahjiggy.  Anthony went 4/5 with 2 runs while hitting the first of back to back triples for the Tigers.  That’s the first time that’s happened since Jimmy Durante said ‘ha cha cha cha’ for the last time in 19-something-something.  At least that’s what I think I read on baseball reference.

Alcides EscobarWent 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs, 2 runs and a caught stealing.  Since I own him in a league where I need steals, I went and checked: he’s on pace for 9 steals.  How do you get mad at your SS hitting .318 atop one of the best offenses in baseball?  That’s how.

Freddy GalvisSpeaking of steals from your shortstop, Galvis went 3/3 with 2 runs and a steal and is now hitting .353 on the year to lead all shortstops in that stat with only 13 runs scored.  This brings up an important philosophical point: if a Phillies lead off hitter gets on base, does anyone care to drive him in?

Preston Tucker –  Went 3/4 with 2 doubles and an RBI as he stayed up with the club despite George Springer’s return from the DL.  Since this intrigued me, I had to watch.  He has a nice, compact swing.  Looks like a good line drive hitter who may tap into some power later in his career.  I wouldn’t over-invest but I have my eye on him like Sauron on a hobbit…look Grey can keep his cyclops with a monocle, I got my own bag over here.  If you want to read some tea leaves with me, as good as his defense is, Marisnick’s contact issues aren’t going away, Colby Rasmus can play center fairly well as can George Springer.  *Itches*…sorry for putting that bug in your ear.

Chase WhitleyLeft his start in the 2nd with an elbow injury and will be replaced in the rotation with Chris Capuano.  Oh, you didn’t own either and don’t care?  Well, why didn’t you tell me, we could’ve saved some time cuz I don’t care either!

Josh FieldsOnly pitched .2 innings but got the winning anyways.  MINOR INFATUATION ALERT (but not in that way: please don’t contact Chris Hansen).  On the year, Fields has a 15.00 K/9.  Given he’s only pitched in 6 IP, that’s not that interesting but back in 2014, he had an 11.52 K/9 over 54.  If you’re stumping for some Ks and have the roster room, go play catch with Kevin Costner’s dad and enjoy Fields of dreams.

Alex RodriguezHit his 9th HR on the year while hitting .250 and has basically been what we hoped we were getting from Pedro Alvarez when we drafted him.  Shave your beard, Pedro, before you jinx the lumberjacks who are doing life better than you are.

Erasmo RamirezWent 5 innings, walking 2 while only giving up 1 hit, striking out 4.  What clever Tampa Bay marketing guru posted the ‘Florida is a great place to retire’ sign in the Yankees clubhouse?  That said, and I say this in all seriousness, Tampa Bay could probably make Kyle Kendrick look like a reasonable pitcher.

Matt AndrieseClosed out the Erasmo win with 4 innings and 4 K to earn his second save of the season.  Seems like you should get more than just one save when you have to pitch almost half the game to get it.  But I digress, to make room for Jake McGee’s return today, Tampa optioned Matt to the minors right after the game.  I’m sure Matt knew it was happening.  He should’ve given the lead back only to create a tie and win the game so that Steve Geltz could get the save just to spite them!  Yeah, I was trolling for saves with Geltz in the ‘perts league w/Grey.  Sue me…

Rene RiveraWent 2/4 with a homer and 4 RBIs, batting 9th for the Rays.  That should score, like, double the RBIs when you’re doing that from the 9 hole AND batting for the Rays.  I’m not even saying that cuz I own him, that’s just damn impressive.

Edwin EncarnacionOnly had one hit but it’s the kind of hit we fantasy owners care about: a parrot trot.  For those who held tough through the lean years…er, year…er month.  He did this to us last year, too.  Last year he hit 16 HRs in May.  That’s not a typo.  Ok, it might be since I’m the one writing without an editor this time around but I’m pretty sure it’s not.  I wouldn’t expect that again but he’s started slow before.  Trot on, parrot, trot on.

Brett AndersonWent 5 and 1/3rd of one run ball with five hits and a walk to go with 8 Ks prior to the rain delay.  Fun fact!  I had picked him up in two leagues, the ‘perts and my keeper, before dropping him for Geltz in one and Van Slyke in the other due to the weather issues.  Fun fact #2!  The last time the Dodgers had a home game delayed by rain, Grey had bought his first pager.

Cory SpangenbergHit 2 homers while playing 3rd, batting lead off.  Ironically, I picked him up in the ‘perts league because I lead in HRs but am lagging in steals.  Or is that coincidence?  Damn you, Alanis!  In deeper leagues where you need MI help in the steals and runs area, I’d give Corey a look.  Except for the nights I own him, of course, unless you need a buncha HRs.  SNORE.

Doug Fister – Went 2 innings, allowing 7 runs while striking out one but the important thing to take away is he improved his K/9 with this start.  Wondering why you drafted Doug?  Yeah, me too.  I wrote my Doug Fister Overrated post this off-season.  It has stats and stuff, if you’re into that.

Shane Victorino – Had a HR as he went 2/3 in his return to the Boston lineup.  Zombino!  Is it just me or do players off the DL tend to return with a certain kind of pep?  It’s like rest almost does a player good, he types staring at the commissioner’s picture with a raised eyebrow while he taps his fingers on his desk and looks through the daunting team schedules.

Hanley RamirezHas been cold of late but went 4/5 with four singles.  Doesn’t mean much to you but to us DraftKings writers, it means a lot.  We’ve been paying up like Charlie Sheen did for Heidi Fleiss and have been getting nothing in return which is decidedly not winning!  He has one gear: go, epic, winning, which is much better in acronym form…GEW!

Tyson RossStarted the game off with a K…and then waited an hour plus before he went out and cleaned up for 5 plus innings of 6 K, 2 run ball.  I wouldn’t hold him too tightly to his end line of 3 walks and 5 hits given the weather circumstances and his last start was solid.  The concerns about his slider usage that Rudy has, in my opinion, is reasonable for keeper leagues but for we standard leagues, he was 8th in MLB for Ks on the year coming into this game.  Buy in before he fully turns the corner.

Carlos GonzalezBombed a HR in the 9th as Colorado defeated the Dodgers.  I can’t make any promises but my spidey senses tell me Grey is gonna have him a buy commodity later today.  My spidey senses also tell me I need to wrap flies in silk I shoot from my butt, though, so I wouldn’t say all of this is 100% reliable.

Troy TulowitzkiAfter a stream of news to the contrary, Tulo says he is in fact not demanding a trade from the Rockies which is usually code for ‘it’s true and I just don’t want to look like a guy who wears Ed Hardy t-shirts…i.e. a douche bag…sorry Dan Uggla’.  So far, rumors have been linking him to the Mets and the Padres.  Considering the ballpark shift that would be and the Rockies as a whole, I’m gonna put this to you, as best I can, Jeff Foxworthy style.  If your star player demands to stop hitting half his games in the best hitters ballpark in baseball history and is willing to move to two of the historically worst…you might be a bad organization.  Archaic reference, you say?  Tulo rocked a mullet for years.  Just be thankful I didn’t go the Joe Dirt route.

 
  1. Mr. Fister says:
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    Great write up. The Wacha bit was very lol’able. Glad to see you headlining for a night.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mr. Fister: appreciate it. I’m waiting to find out the over/under on the ‘hey, you’re not Grey’ comments. I’ll give it at least 30%.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Sky: there was a late comment from Grey’s previous post thinking he didn’t even write it, i’m sure he’ll use this as further “evidence” to that effect.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Interesting, didn’t see that.

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Sky: it would be funny if a fake “Grey is dead or missing” conspiracy sprung up around here.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              ‘Cranberry sauce’

              • Streaming Leake says:
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                @Sky: Turn me on dead man.

  2. Robert says:
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    Drop Marsnick for Choo?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      At this point, I would.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Robert: Choo

    • I b Teheran it up! says:
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      @Robert: I made that same move 2 days ago…. do it

  3. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    been shitting around with catchers (bad luck partially) drafted OBP wolf, but he was awful through april 20ish, when i dropped him for caleb. since may 1st OBP wolf has been great. caleb did little in my lineup, so dropped him for crazy hot pierzyn, and of course pierzyn when cold as crap with not even many hits (all singles) on my roster. grabbed chirinos at start of week due to Tron liking him for this week more than any other catcher (many carry multiple catchers in this 30 man roster 12 team league) OBP/hits/total bases extra categories. jump to castro or swihart from chirinos? last add of the week. Castro seems to get every 5th day off so i’d probably add him after today since chirinos had yesterday off and almost certainly will play today. swihart’s been awful (in less than 35 at bats), and is at 9th in order.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d give Castro the go. Ballpark factor in his favor.

  4. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Would you trade curtis granderson for familia and justin maxwell? 20 teams thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Two stipulations: if you need saves and Curtis isn’t in your starting lineup most days, then yes. Maxwell’s time is running out with Pence soon to return.

    • MattTruss

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      Could just be chatter to fill the airwaves but when I was watching a Giants game the other day the announcers were saying that Maxwell may not lose a ton of time when Pence returns and instead it might be Aoki that does. Who knows, worth noting anyway.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @MattTruss: Good to know. He’s been really good for them at the leadoff spot so that would be silly. Plus Aoki is the perfect age to be an SF Giant!

        • MattTruss

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          Agree, it doesn’t seem very logical, but who knows what goes on inside that giant melon of Bochy’s.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I’m sure Aubrey Huff’s rally thong takes up a larger portion than he’d like

  5. Moustard says:
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    Nice go around!

    Since my name is nitpick (it’s not), I have to point out, that one of Hanleys singles was a double. Since it was a hustle-double rather than a power-double, my nitpicking is even more annoying. What can I say: That’s my voodoo, that’s what I do do!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      HA, Hanley with a hustle double? The only Hustle Hanley knows is the 70s dance craze. He’s a walking, living, breathing de-motivational poster! But good catch.

  6. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Whats up sky,great job here thanks,McHough,fiers ,bauer and chavez,whats your ranking,

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: McHuge, Chavez, Bauer, Fiers

  7. SteveNZ says:
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    Is it wrong to bench CarGo when he’s facing Kershaw – even after a big night like that?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @SteveNZ: I have been playing Cargo, only at home so far..

      I would start him against Clayton, who has struggled lately and Cargo might just be heating up on the heels of going home next week for SEVEN games in Coors!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @SteveNZ: I think Walt Weiss will take the option out of your hands anyway but yeah, I’d sit him tonight if I had better options

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Sky: Sky, the good news is, Weiss is out for the next couple of games. My buddee TJ’s Dad, Tom Runnell’s will be managing them for the next few nights, bad news is he couldn’t of got a worse draw with Kershaw and Greinke b2b, No fun for my Arenado and Dickerson, but hopefully the weather doesn’t mess with the upcoming 8 game home stand (double dip next sat)………. Hello Coors! Great Write up!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Thanks Teddy and good to know. I have plenty of Hundley/Nolan/Corey/CarGo myself so I feel you. I actually had in the back of my mind we were gonna have a weird weather year for baseball. Live in Eugene, OR and it was unusually dry and warm in Feb/Mar. We usually don’t see the sun for two days in a row until May. Seems like every stadium is having an unusual weather start. It’s leading to homeruns in some places more than you’d expect and suppression where you wouldn’t. Could be wrong.

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Sky: Did you just crack the mysterious case of Starterapocalypse?? Weather has been weird, it’s been raining almost every week for the last month here in LA. I think you maybe on to something…….

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Haha, maybe! Lots of parks not playing like they normally would. Could just be small statistical noise but I like my theory.

  8. Clyde Prompto says:
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    This pinch-hitting appearance was Matt Stairs-ian.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I’m going to take this as a compliment, even if you’re subtly calling me fat.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Sky: Haha no, not fat. But would it kill you to run a comb through that mullet once in awhile?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You don’t mess with perfection!

  9. JWRAY says:
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    Would you keep Fiers or A. Wood?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @JWRAY: A. Wood

  10. Nittanychris says:
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    Best WW pickup at MI? Y Solarte, F Galvis, W Flores, or J Turner? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nittanychris: Needs play. Galvis for speed and average, Flores if you need power.

  11. Swfcdan says:
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    This Spangey guy is only 3B eligable in my leagues right now (10 games), but seems he’s had 9 at 2B so worth an add if he will gain 2B soon? 2 homers and 4 steals in his last 10 Ive seen, very solid for an MI spot with the other options out there.

    Hey you ain’t Grey… you’re better than him, he never answers any questions until well into the next day!

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Swfcdan: I would assume Grey has other things to do throughout the day that keeps him from answering 416 middle infield questions before 9 AM

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Swfcdan: Give this Spangey guy a shot, if there is nothing better out there..He will play in SD while he is hot…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Swfcdan: He’s a 2B in ESPN and yahoo leagues but not in NFBC from what I can tell. He’s not really a power threat, last night was really a fluke but he’s a good get for speed if you’re in need.

      Grey needs his beauty sleep!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: he actually starts answering these earlier than in past years, Grey i mean.

  12. The Rhino says:
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    Was offered Bautista/Jose Iglesias/Lawrie/Pineda for my J. Upton/Kinsler/Wacha/Keuchel in 12 team 6×6 with OPS. I am in 1st place by a huge margin as of right now and strong everywhere. I have too much SP so this helps and the weakest it leaves me is at 2B where I would have to start Semien going forward losing Kinsler. Which side do you guys like?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The Rhino: I like the Pineda side by a hair. Hopefully Iglesias gets over his groin issues soon.

  13. Ante GALIC says:
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    Sky!!!

    Great write-up, man! Top shelf!

    Can we get a Jose Abreu prayer circle hexagon going!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks Ante! I don’t own him anywhere, so I’ll supervise

  14. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great one, Sky! Had no idea Fowler was on such a great pace. Would you drop Leonys to pick him up in a league?

  15. jake says:
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    Trout/niese for marte/arrietta

    Trout side no question right?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @jake: yes it’s robbery

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @jake: A bit torn on this one. If you can make up for the loss of Arrieta with current staff + streaming, it’s viable but you’re almost giving up too much.

      • jake says:
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        @Sky: it’s a 12 teamer, deeper bench, I got scherzer, carrasco, iwakuma(dl), hammel, chase anderson, and shoemaker.

        And a very respectable bullpen uehara, chapman, familia, clippard, ziegler.

        So I think safe, I pulled the trigger.

        Rudy’s $ros says I win by $10.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha, Scherzer/Carrasco should keep you in a good place. Niese is a stream in most leagues but if it’s deep, the trade makes sense.

  16. rick says:
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    ROS: Montero, d;Arnaud, Lucroy

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @rick: d’arnaud, lucroy

  17. Beastman says:
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    No Grey, all Sky? Grey Sky? The Sky is Grey?

    Moving on!

    What’s your take on Paxton? JB loves him, Grey seems meh on him. I can get him and likely a lower tier SP for Buxton in a 16 team keeper league. We use FAAB so no SP streaming, all about depth. Looking to win this year, not concerned about keepers. Not sure if I should hold out to see if I could get a better SP or get what I can for a guy who will prob have zero impact on my team this year.

    What say you Sky?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Beastman: Ha, yes, moving on! I’m with Grey on Paxton. A nice player but not an impact player like Buxton could be. I’d hold.

      • Beastman says:
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        @Sky: thanks for the input

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          word!

  18. cubjet says:
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    With Segura on DL, I am left with Bogaerts at SS. Do I just stick it out with Bogaerts til Segura comes back or go free agent route? Best available are Cozart and Kang. Which do you like better? If Cozart, is he worth using my top waiver position on? (he was just dropped). And who would you drop? Bogaerts, Fiers, Happ or Paxton?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @cubjet: pick up Cozart but don’t waste waivers on him. Drop Bogaerts

  19. Titus Pullo says:
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    Drop Rollings for Kang in a 12 team points league? Rollins has been dreadful

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Titus Pullo: Kang isn’t an every day player right now and not sure he will be in the near future unless he gets hot. Frustrating, but hold.

  20. b-rock says:
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    Nice write-up.

    Hadnt been feeling great about Wacha for a while either and just dealt him and a closer for Joc Pederson. I feel pleased

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @b-rock: Thanks and that’s a nice trade by you.

  21. Cohen says:
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    Would u trade C.Davis for Kershaw?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Cohen: Haaa.. dis guy..

    • dem ribbies says:
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      Sky, nice @Cohen: Would you trade $3 for $10? shiz might get vetoed but you outta..

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Cohen: I’d want the Kershaw side

    • Rubik's Pube says:
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      @Cohen: It’s close. See if you could get him to throw in Trout too.

  22. Don says:
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    Derek Norris went 2-3, BB, 3B, HR, 5 RBI. He usually hits 2nd, 5th, or 6th. Is Norris better/worse than d’Arnaud when he comes back – or is it a wash?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Don: Both high end and serviceable catchers. Worried his games played pace catches up with him and he wears down as the season gets older. For that reason, I’ll take a fresh d’arnaud over him.

  23. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lost Segura… Who do you like most between:

    Kang
    Russel
    Simmons
    Alexei Ramirez
    Halves
    Yunel
    Santana
    Herrera
    Galvis

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: That’s a wide array. Might be better suited to stream than to hold onto one but for now, I’d roll with Galvis.

  24. Hey-oh says:
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    Thoughts on this trade?
    Jose Altuve, Joc Pederson, and Taijuan Walker for Anthony Rizzo and Kolten Wong

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Hey-oh: Rizzo side, though it’s fair

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Phil of the Future: I’d have a DAMN tough time saying no to the JJT side.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Hieronymous Lohse: Totally. As would I. But for me this is one of those that’s close enough where I would opt for the best player in the deal. I think most would agree it’s Rizzo

      • Hey-oh says:
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        @Phil of the Future:
        I should probably mention that this is a keeper league. Although I’m not sure if that changes much

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Hey-oh: It doesn’t, all of them are young and lots of upside. I think this trade is probably fair for both sides.

          I just think Rizzo is just going to be in the most special tier for a while. True five category juice, elite numbers. All that with a .300 plus AVG. Wong has the potential to be at least in the same room as Altuve, if not provide a boost in power.

          It’s close for me, and I have Joc on my team so believe me I get the allure. He could be trout. Who knows.

          I think it comes down to do you believe in Joc enough to do the deal. If he turns out to be a perennial 30/30 guy you probably win the deal.

          • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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            @Phil of the Future: Yeah – it’s definitely a fun and interesting trade. I’d love to be in a league with trades like that. In my longest, closest keeper league we usually see one to three trades a year at most. And never that interesting.

    • Shawn of the Livid says:
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      @Hey-oh: Keeper league I’m on the Joc side

  25. F-Her in the Puig says:
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    PINCH-HIT DOUBLE OFF THE WALL IN LEFT!! Granted the LF’s first step was in…still, nice fill-in write up.

    Best 3 streamers today that are available in my (10 man H2H points) league, according to the SON….

    C. Billingsley
    J. Hahn
    K. Lohse

    I may be forcing a square hole in a round peg here, or however that goes, but I’m down big and gotta have something just shy of a miracle to come back anyway…Stick with the SON and go with Chad, or do you like Hahn or Lohse better?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @F-Her in the Puig: Ha, thanks! Yeah, SON must be having Billingsley nostalgia. I’d go Hahn there.

  26. Phil of the Future says:
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    Hey Sky.!
    Nice work filling in on short notice. By the way did you kill Grey?

  27. Nelson says:
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    Thats just a straight brag, not a #humblebrag

  28. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Well done, Sky. Not easy having to fill in for a master, but you did well and is why you are on the razzball crew.

    Give Grey our hugs and kisses and best wishes.

    On a serious tip I hope all is well.

    I’ve been thinking he needed to cut back his workload for years now. Seriously. Dedicated “blogging” like his is no damn joke on one’s life. At. All.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: Thanks HL and don’t worry, he just has some family in town. He’s doing the right thing by not obsessing over every comment today and giving them some straight up attention. At least for the morning and last night!

  29. Q says:
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    In a SV+HLD league, who is the drop when McGee is off the DL ?

    KRod
    Grilli
    Axford
    Yimi
    Kela

    Thanks GreySky!

    • ashtray says:
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      @Q: Probably Yimi. He’s blowing saves and Jansen is coming back.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Q: I’d drop Kela, personally. Yimi should get more holds moving forward. Clearly not the closing type.

  30. Hack-E says:
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    Would u please rank ROS:

    Souza, Choo, L. Martin, Bruce, Heyward, Fowler, Revere

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Hack-E: Souza/Fowler/Heyward/Bruce/Choo/Martin/Revere

  31. Nightpandas says:
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    Sky Captain of today,

    Like either of these deals…obp keeper

    1. Give Holliday get Carrasco
    2. Give Holliday/Jones get Carrasco/Cargomez

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nightpandas: Like both, prefer 1 but 2 is tempting

  32. Clint says:
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    So, w/the news of Segura hurting his ‘lil pinkie finger (can it get any worse for JB and my Brew Crew?), I need to drop him for one of the following in my 8 team h2h points keeper league:

    Andrelton Simmons, Alcides, Bogaerts, Rollins, Andrus, Peralta, Cozart, or Brad Miller

    On a side note: is it wrong to get annoyed that there are too many Miguel Gonzalez-es in baseball that it took searching through 4 names on Razzball’s site to find the pitcher from the Orioles?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clint: Poor Milwaukee…I’d go Alcides there.

      Yeah, every time I try and look him up on fangraphs for a DraftKings write up, he I click the wrong one. I still remember when there were two Chris Carters in the league!

  33. Ty says:
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    Nice work Sky! Would you drop D. Santana for Y. Escobar? my team is hurting for avg. I also have Xander.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ty: Thanks! Yunel should help you there for a bit and tack on some runs. Not the best move but if that’s where you’re hurting, you have my blessing.

  34. Mark says:
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    If you could get Strasburg for Bauer and Alex Wood would you do it. Strasburg has to get back to normal right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mark: Worried about him being hurt. If the league isn’t too deep it’s a reasonable gamble, though.

  35. Phil of the Future says:
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    Travis Wood, Mike Bolsinger, Kyle Hendricks(not kendrick). Pick two

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I’m just so sick of Wood killing my ratios. But his peripherals are saying he should be better. Would you hold him over Desclafani right now? The sp/rp eligible is big for the strategy i play, so i’m hesitant to drop descla. but he might be a ticking time bomb

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Sky: Would you lose Desclafani for Hendricks?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Phil of the Future: for Grey a few days ago dropping descla for hendricks was a no.

  36. Allan says:
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    Drop carlos martinez for rodon, paxton, or chavez?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Allan: Pax

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Allan:
      Rodon

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Allan: Wheeler

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Allan: Cobb

  37. serch says:
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    You had the balls to take the stage after Sinatra and you pulled it off…great work…I think you have a future in this business kid.

  38. Tom says:
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    Great article. I’m in a 16 team league and have Brandon Phillips as my second baseman. There is not much on the wire so unfortunately as soon as a player heats up we have to grab him immediately or he’s gone. Would you drop Phillips for Spangenberg? Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Tom: no

  39. Lander says:
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    Choose 2. Upton vs Zimmerman, yelich vs Teheran, ozuna vs Teheran, choo vs Chen

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Lander: Upton & Choo

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Lander: Upton and Yelich

  40. scott steelers says:
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    Would u rather own harrison or travis ros?

  41. MIke says:
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    Sky,

    So if I am reading this correctly – drop Fister for Ross?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @MIke: Yup

  42. Mije says:
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    Are you keeping Brett Anderson @ sf Frias @sf and chase anderson @ Miami on your team as streamers next week or drooping them for other options like
    Pomeranz @houston
    Karns @atl
    Phelps vs Arizona
    Lyons @nymets

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mije: Pick up Karns over Anderson

      • MikeY says:
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        @Sky: Which anderson?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @MikeY: oops! Chase

  43. Dozyyy says:
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    Starting rodon @ oak

    What about about Paxton vs Boston, McHugh vs Toronto, Richards @ Baltimore

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dozyyy: Ok with all three. If you’re risk averse, you can sit Richards but Baltimore strikes out enough to make him worth a go.

  44. Mike says:
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    Sky,

    In two other leagues, Tyson Ross is available and these are my SPs:

    League 1:

    Anibal Sanchez
    Cole Hamels
    Garrett Richards
    Gio Gonzalez
    James Shields
    Max Scherzer
    Sonny Gray
    Stephen Strasburg
    Zack Greinke

    League 2:

    Anibal Sanchez
    Cole Hamels
    Gio Gonzalez
    James Shields
    Julio Teheran
    Madison Bumgarner
    Sonny Gray
    Zack Greinke

    Do I drop any pitcher on either team for Ross?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Mes to the Rocco says:
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      @Mike: I love playing in 3 team leagues!

      • Mike says:
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        @Mes to the Rocco: Actually ten team leagues – but Ross hasn’t shown a whole lot this year so far.

        • Mes to the Rocco says:
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          @Mike: I wish I played with more guys who would drop top 100 players after 20% of the season :) Must be nice …

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike:

      team 1: hold, see if Stras goes on the DL and then pick him up

      team 2: Anibal

      • Mike says:
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        @Sky: Thanks Sky! Mike.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Word!

  45. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H League – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    My pitching needs some help. The best available arms are:

    Miguel Gonzalez
    Marco Gonzalez (if he ever comes up)
    H. Santiago
    Eovaldi
    Karns
    Wandy
    Frias

    Here’s my roster:

    C – C.Perez
    1B – Goldy
    2B – DeShields
    3B – Panda
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Jones
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Upton
    UTIL – Hosmer
    UTIL – Avisail
    BN – K.Davis
    BN – Marisnick
    DL – Gomes

    SP – Samardzijia, Hutchison, Buccholz, Ubaldo, Nelson, DeSclafini
    RP – W.Davis, Grilli, Familia
    DL – Iwakuma

    You see any moves?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: drop DeSclafini and go with Karns in Atlanta. You don’t need to pick up and hold. Stream.

  46. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Weekly league starts on Sundays (weird), but it screws up the normal 2-start rankings.

    Kennedy vs. WAS (Stras) and LAD (Bolsinger)
    OR
    Collmenter vs. PHI (O’Sullivan) and CHC (Lester)

    Who ya got?

  47. dem ribbies says:
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    Yo man, what is your personal take on the viability of the guys below, if you don’t mind sharing a couple of words:
    – Andrew McCutchen (as ros rental)
    – Jorge Soler (as keeper)
    – Stephen Strasburg (as ros rental)
    – Yordano Ventura (undecided)
    – Jung Ho Kang (undecided)
    – Delino DeShields (undecided)

    Thanks Sky!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @dem ribbies:

      – Sure
      – Like him
      – Think he’s hurt, I’d avoid
      – Meh
      – depends on needs and who you’re dropping. Pirates not committed yet so hard to commit in return
      – Enjoy the ride, nothing special here

  48. ashtray says:
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    I’m looking for a (hopefully) short-term fill-in while Jason Heyward figures out how to stop being terrible. League is a 12 team 7×7 H2H where OBP & Ks are included for hitters. Picking from this list:

    DeShields
    Ethier
    Logan Morrison
    Plouffe
    Fowler

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Byrd too

      • Fungazi says:
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        @ashtray: I’ve been loving me some Byrd, although it might be a bit late to hop on that train

  49. Big Al says:
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    Big Sky Country doing the morning roundup! Rabble Rabble Rabble is right, jeeeez. Naw, as a deep-leaguer, I say niiiiiiice. And as a Hutchison owner, thanks for highlighting the man. Actually I was a little let down by your intro as you seemed more meh, than YEAH on him, but I can’t blame you. Dude’s peripherals look right in line with last year, not that that(stutterer) is something to get excited about, but it’s better than him maintaining a 6.00 ERA all year. He had some bad stretches last year, too. His ground balls are actually up, and although it seems like he’s been total garbage, especially for H2H, where I bench him every week that he does well, it seems like he has been relatively unlucky. So, I’m not sure whether or not to think about selling this guy or just waiting to see if he settles at this point.

    Any-THE-who, real reason I come in here is to ask you about a trade of course. I traded Greinke for Cruz and now my pitching is in the dumper, so I have been trying to trade him back for someone even better. I have a Felix owner who is interested, but wants to consider it until Saturday. My question is, what sweetener should I throw in, and should I wait until he comes back and says no to throw in said sweetener. Thinking one of my lesser pitchers like Locke or Kelly, or Elias…or even Alfredo! Can you help a guy out?

    League: H2H weekly, 14-team, 6×6 OPS/QS, 9 P spots, 8-bench spots(deep).
    Team:
    P: Bauer, Carrasco, Hammel, Rubby, Shoemaker, Elias, Colome(ugh), CL: Boxberger, Allen
    Bench: Hutchison, Kelly, Locke, Alfredo Simon, Tyler Lyons, DL: Corbin, Peavy

    C: Hundley (Yan on the DL)
    1B: Miggy
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Longo
    SS: Desmond (ugh)
    MI: A Russel
    CI: Hosmer!
    OF: Cruz
    OF: Aoki
    OF: Betts
    OF: Ozuna
    DH: D Span
    Bench: K Davis, W Flores

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Big Al: Yeah, Houston can make pitchers look like Randy Johnson. Since you can’t sell him for much at this point unless someone is a superfan, either hold or drop for an intriguing arm. Trust me, I want to believe, I just can’t at this point.

      Can try Elias or Alfredo. Wait on him to state his needs and go from there.

      • Big Al says:
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        @Sky: Sounds good. Thanks, man!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          no prob!

  50. Thanks Sky! You did a great job filling in.

    I was wondering… What do you like better?

    Carlos Gomez and Fowler or Adam Jones and Lucas Duda

    Is it close?

    Thanks !

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Thanks! It’s close, I’ll take the Jones side, though.

      • @Sky: I appreciate the answer. That’s what I figured. I’m going to be getting the Jones side, as long as the trade passes but I’m amazed at how many veto votes it’s garnered. Seems pretty fair to me.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s fair. Vetos are a double edged sword. People view things emotionally more often than they do logically.

  51. Mostsuckass says:
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    In keeper leagues, which of these three do you like best: Brandon Phillips, Carlos Sanchez, or Anthony Gose? Gotta be Gose, right?

  52. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    Which side? Crush Davis for Carlos Carrasco

    Thanks for the advice and the great write up. I enjoyed the change of pace, Sky.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ron Rondell Dell: Thanks Ron! More a needs trade. Like Carrasco to be an ace but Crush could hit 40 bombs. Whichever need you have, that’s who you take but it’s fair.

  53. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Nice work Sky, didn’t skip a beat! That money shot line actually made me laugh out loud to myself. When you don’t abbreviate, you know it’s legit.

    I thought you were nuttier than squirrel turds when you rolled Tyson out in DK last night. The insta-rain delay may have helped, vs say, going out there for 2 IP and then the rain coming in. One batter rain delay kinda makes you go, huh? Bud Black was not too impressed.

    The J.D. panic has been dumb with a side of stupid. He was dropped in my 12 team keeper league the other day. I gladly blew my remaining FAAB on him ($20, I spend like a drunken sailor) despite not really needing OF. Figure I can always trade something later in the year. I don’t get it, do people not enjoy awesome?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @MattTruss: Thanks, honestly was fond of that line myself. Glad someone else appreciated!

      Yeah, I figured no one would start him with the rain concerns. didn’t quite pan out the way I wanted but hitting screwed me anyway. I knew I should’ve gone Hutch. Had him in my other LU but that one had bad hitting too so whatevs.

      People think last year was a fluke for him and are just waiting for regression to take hold. He’ll finish the year probably hitting around .280 with 35 HRs and plenty of R/RBIs to go with it. Power to all fields, he’s legit.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss: I waivered him in an RCL, a mother f**king RCL…and I had the 5th waiver. I also got Souza last week in another one

  54. The JoGarza says:
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    Brian McCann, Yan Gomes, Blake Swihart the correct ranking in an OBP league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The JoGarza: I’d give Yan the slight edge over McCann but rest is fine

  55. Knucks says:
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    Harper for chris Davis/trumbo
    Or
    Harper for chris Davis/joc

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Knucks: prefer to keep Harper overall but the first one if you’re going to do it

  56. Cheese says:
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    Very Grey-esque, well done!

    I get Garrett Richards, Blake Swihart and Jake McGee
    I give Jorge Soler and Yasmani Grandal

    12 team h2h 2 catcher league (OPS, K/9, K/BB)

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Cheese: I definitely wouldn’t do that. You’re giving up the best bat and the much better catcher for a solid starter, meh catcher, and a closer who hasn’t closed anything yet this year. I’d look for something cheaper.

  57. Wilsonian says:
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    Dropping Roger Marisnick for Choo Choo?

  58. scott steelers says:
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    Better streamer this wknd. Garza, peralta, or koehler

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @scott steelers: hard without matchups and knowing if home/road…I think Koehler is at home so him

      • scott steelers says:
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        @Sky: whoops. Brewers on road vs mets

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          yeah, I stick by Koehler then

  59. JoeCool says:
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    Good read Sky,

    Pujols, Pedroia for Cano, Kimbrel? Melky is my next bench bat up (Pujols is at UTIL) and Khris Davis is on waivers and would probably be a pickup for me.

    • JoeCool says:
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      @JoeCool:

      Update, entirely different deal on the table:

      Dickerson/Werth for Betts/Familia/Correa (OPS, QS 6×6)

      I own dickerson

      • Sky

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        @JoeCool: Cano side in the first one, I’m guessing this is a keeper based on the second trade? Don’t mind it if you have an NA spot and need saves but I’m not gaga over it.

  60. joe shmoe says:
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    I have the opportunity to sell Joc Pederson plus a nobody pitcher and get McCutchen. Why am I so hesitant to do this? Should I stop worrying about selling high on Pederson and just enjoy him?

  61. The Shelby Sensation says:
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    My Scherzer for Nelson Cruz?

  62. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Hosmer is currently #12 on Yahoo player rater. Where do you think he ends up? And, are there any other CI options you would try to grab on a “sell high” of Hosmer?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mes to the Rocco: He’s 25 and has been a break out candidate for a while; I wouldn’t be looking to shop him, think it’s legit.

  63. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    please rank
    de la rosa, anibal, karns, kennedy, cash, bauer, syndergaard

      • Dickerson's Jock...Strap says:
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        please rank alex wood, @Sky: rubby

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I like Rubby more. Wasn’t an Alex Wood fan to begin with, though, so take that for what you will.

  64. Derrick says:
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    Corey Dickerson for Danny Salazar. Which side?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Derrick: Needs trade. in a vaccuum, I’d lean Dickerson.

  65. kisses says:
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    Have Addison, Odubel, and Xander (those names!) with SS eligibility in ESPN. Do I drop Xander and stash the recently dropped Segura? I have Pence coming back soon so the DL-Swap will be nice.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @kisses: Yeah, do that

  66. Razzable Chaz says:
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    My Bauer for his Souza? 12 team auction dynasty. Souza at $5 and Bauer is a topper. Thanks!

  67. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Sky, good write up. Way to fill in for that slacker Grey. I mean who calls out on a Friday? So selfish and inconsiderate!

    I know there’s an issue with his plantar fasciitis, but Dickerson has been really low ranked by Hitter-tron the last week or more. Is the injury concern the main driver here, or is it based on the fact that has been away from Colorado and getting benched against Kershaw?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: Yeah, exactly. Lazy Grey and his phone in Fridays!

      Hittertron doesn’t take injury concern into play, it’s the Coors factor.

  68. Mikey says:
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    Do I drop Pollock for Fowler? I picked up DeShields to get some cheap steals while Reyes is on DL. Pollock is really the only guy I’d consider dropping.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mikey: Go for it

  69. Ralphy says:
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    In 10 team leagues are you getting to the point where you would drop V Mart?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ralphy: Depends who you’re dropping him for but I’m not opposed. He’s playing hurt, he needs a DL stint if you ask me.

  70. Gozer says:
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    Start CMart vs Tigers today? Its in STL and Tigers are extremely RH heavy so I’m leaning towards doing it.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Gozer: You’re flirting with danger but I like it. He’s probably in a lineup on DraftKings for me tonight.

  71. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey man, GREAT job filling in!!! Always appreciate your work and it’s a delight to read it this morning,

    I’m considering starting WY-Chen today but SoN kind of hates him. That said, he’s a had a studly start to the year. Any thoughts? Should I buckle up my Chen-strap?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Sportive Tricks: Really appreciate that, ST! I’d steer clear. Angels are very RHH heavy, very dangerous in a hitter’s park.

  72. dom says:
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    Own jung ho kang or maikel franco?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @dom: can give Maikel a go

  73. Catcher question (I know…). I have Brian McCann and Russell Martin is available. Hold? Also, Gomes, Jonathan Lucroy, & Travis d’Arnaud available and returning soon. Devin Mesoraco on waivers too (8 teamer). Who is the guy to target here? Thanks Sky. U da man!

  74. The Wongest Yard says:
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    @Sky

    Nice job filling in. 3 questions.

    I lost Segura yesterday, picked up Aybar. Is Ian Desmond a buy low? Thinking about proposing my Cespedes and Aybar for Desmond. What you think?

    Also Galvis is out there, do you prefer him to Aybar?

    Fowler or Burns? I’m near last in steals, and as you know lost Segura.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The Wongest Yard: Thanks! I’d hold off Desmond. Matt Williams would bat him 10th if he could.

      I’d ride the hot bat and go Galvis there.

      Fowler since he plays every day and because of the stats I mentioned above.

  75. Det. John Kimble says:
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    I own Desmond and he’s killing me as of late. Ready to stick his ass on the bench until he figures it out. Out of these SS on the wire, who’s worth picking up?

    Andrelton Simmons
    Danny Santana
    Jung Ho Kang
    Ben Zobrist (assuming his rehab assignment progresses well)
    Odubel Herrera

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: I’d give Santana a go if you need steals, Kang if you need power.

  76. dem ribbies says:
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    Joey Votto, sell high, or enjoy the ride?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @dem ribbies: He’s healthy and playing like he can. Only if the upgrade is significant would I consider it.

  77. TJ says:
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    Time to cut bait on Danny Santana? Should I replace him with Aybar, Galvis, Owings or Yunel?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @TJ:

      Cut bait doesn’t mean cut. It means procrastinate. As in you’re getting ready to fish and you’re cutting up all you bait and you just sit there and cut bait forever and you never get around to fishing. There was no way for me to type that without sounding like a dick so I’m sorry. Really not trying to be a dick. More like a public service announcement.

      You can probably hold Santana there though he’ll probably continue to hit 9th which costs him some counters. Owings might be a slight upgrade I guess.

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Huh, here I always thought it referred to cutting your line. Good to know. Though there’s really not much need to cut up worms…suppose the saying must be referring to fishing for something other than brook trout.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @MattTruss:

          Wiki tells me I’m wrong, which makes me even more dickish. Wrong in the sense that “give up” is the more widely accepted current variant. It’s essentially been bastardized because nobody has to cut fish into small pieces in order to make bait these days.

          Further, it apparently originated meaning teamwork. As in some fish and some cut the bait.

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Eh, I doubt TJ harbors any ill will. It’s cool to know the roots of the expression anyway. I’ve been deep sea fishing a handful of times and occasionally we catch some little mackerels that the captain cuts up and we use that to fish for cusk. It makes sense, we’re fishing, he’s cutting bait. Not your fault it’s been turned into something else via people being lazy bastards.

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @MattTruss:

              Strunk and White has some funny commentary on such usages. They say something along the lines of “inflammable is a perfectly good word but it was necessary to invent flammable to keep the uneducated from blowing themselves up.”

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @TJ: Galvis for now. Play matchups and home/road splits

  78. Brendan says:
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    15 team points league.

    Got Aybar at SS. Fredy Galvis on waviers. Worth to replace?

  79. LOOGY & Messina says:
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    14 team h2h weekly points league.

    Start 3 RP: Jansen, Cecil, Ramos, Yimi on my roster

    Is it worth hanging on to Yimi despite the 2 implosions? Or go a different direction?

    FA – McGee, Erasmo, Bolsinger, Giles, Barrett, Roark, Kela

    Scoring: W (10) SV (8) HLD (4) K (2) IP (2) BB (-1) ER (-1) L (-5) BS (-4)

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @LOOGY & Messina:

      Just now finally got your handle. Nice.

      Barrett’s not bad in that format. Yimi could slot nicely behind Jansen. He’s got less track record though so could be just a hot start.

  80. Fungazi says:
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    After all these Ian Desmond posts I had to check his numbers since I had him last year and like him. They are AWFUL, man that guy fallen on hard times.

  81. Sideshow says:
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    what’s deal w Ian Desmond? I need speed & have a towns of power. Was offered him for Cepedes but his #s r embarrassing. Play a bounce back or hold?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Sideshow: Depends on needs. He started slow last year, too. He’s not necessarily a buy low. Look at the comment I made above for some context.

  82. JAL says:
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    Friends, sit one today for my 12-team 5×5 (Matty Carp hits a damn double or two every day, so I am finding it real hard to sit him): Souza @ MIN (P. Hughes), Cespedes @ STL (C. Mart), Matty Carpenter @ STL (S Greene), and Marcell Ozuna @ MIA (Teheran). Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JAL: Cespedes

      • JAL says:
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        @Sky: C Mart kinda owns righties, doesn’t he?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          He does. But the Tigers have very talented RHHs so there’s plenty of risk.

  83. Tony Mags says:
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    I’ve got Josh Hamilton and Yan Gomes coming off the DL next week…drop any of these players for them?

    Wilson Ramos, Cuddyer, Danny Santana, Morneau?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tony Mags: I wouldn’t hold onto Hamilton and it’s not usually advisable to hold onto more than one catcher. Try moving Ramos in a trade? It’s tough, might have to drop Ramos

  84. LOOGY & Messina says:
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    14 team h2h weekly points league.

    Start 3 RP: Jansen, Cecil, Ramos, Yimi are on my roster

    Is it worth hanging on to Yimi despite the 2 implosions? Or go a different direction?

    FA – McGee, Erasmo, Bolsinger, Giles, Barrett, Roark, Kela

    Scoring: W (10) SV (8) HLD (4) K (2) IP (2) BB (-1) ER (-1) L (-5) BS (-4)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @LOOGY & Messina: Barrett over Yimi since you count holds; also great handcuff for Storen.

  85. MikeY says:
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    Start Polanco vs Hendricks, heyward vs greene or upton vs Zimmerman

  86. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Nice work, Oregon Nut Cups

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Ha, comment of the day, love this

  87. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Is it time to give up on Xander Bogaerts as a Middle Infielder?

    Desmond is my SS (woof), Travis my 2B, picked up Aaron Hill as a hot schmotato, while Owings, Spangenberg, Jung Ho, Eduardo Escobar and other such dudes are available.

    What say you? Shed the Bogey?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry:

      I quoted this the other day and the metrics are still new enough to not know entirely what to make of him but….he has the highest weak contact rate (soft%) in MLB.

  88. GhostTownSteve says:
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    The longer I’m around on and the more I see of it, and the more I listen to players and people close to the game, the more convinced I am that it’s not that Tulo and Cargo are injury prone. It’s the altitude and the hot dry summers that are responsible for the chronic injuries in Colorado. Huston Street was the first one I ever heard say it, but it makes a lot of sense. It’s just ridiculously hard on the body. It’s kind of a mess of a place. Breaking pitches don’t work, the ball jumps like a rabbit, guys get hurt.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: It is definitely an anomaly in the industry and I wouldn’t argue against it. Though with Tulo, he’s got the hips of a 40 year old. Not sure if that’s Colorado-induced.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: So, essentially, the altitude makes Colorado a hypobaric chamber. Makes sense.

  89. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    mookie now listed as 11th best hitter in ROS OPS rater. under 2 weeks ago this wasn’t the case. I asked Rudy the same thing in that post, but is there some error here, or have he last 10ish days made that much of a difference with his ROS value? He’s listed as being worth 38.7 for ROS, i’m pretty sure (unless i wrote it wrong that many days ago) he was in low-mid teens 10ish days ago on same OPS rater for ROS.

  90. J-FOH says:
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    SKY! I read this and your post

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-FOH: You read your own comment and the post? Wuv you

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: you are the Alex Guerrero of Razzball. Came in off the bench and knocked it out of the park. Did you see yesterday when I posted that I ran into Eno at Disneyland?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I really need to work on my defense! I didn’t see that but that’s awesome. Eno is a guy I’d love to hang with. Maybe you and Tristan and Eno and I go dutch sometime?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: He was with his wife and kids. I caught him a little off guard and I think startled him a bit. Royce will probably want to to fight for that dutch spot. Not sure if you remember, you know because you drank a lot, but Eno was Royce’s Tristan

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              It’s the beard and ha, I wasn’t gone by any stretch of the imagination. Royce on the other hand…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: let’s just say when it comes to royce he inspired me to get cuddly with tristan. Like the first kid to pair off at the junior high make out party, he set the tone

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Royce was out there DGAF’ing. It was a fun sight to see.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: he was working that room like a hooker in vegas…I mean escort

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @J-FOH: you aren’t talking about Brian Eno? or is he dead. hmmm.

  91. Birdis says:
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    Rubby or Yordano ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Birdis: probably alone on an island on this one but Rubby

  92. Control Towers says:
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    Rest of Season: Moose or Arod?

      • Control Towers says:
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        @Sky: Thank you sir

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Word!

  93. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Well done Sky. I am running Devon Travis out at 2B every day in my 10 Team H2H Points League, but I could use some speed as SBs are worth 2 Points. Has DT run his course, or should I stick with him. Not great choices on the wire, but I could add Little DeShields while he is playing.

    Your thoughts would be most appreciated. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: Thanks! Sounds like a thin FA pool. I wouldn’t drop the lead off hitter for the Blue Jays for the 9 hole hitter for the Rangers.

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, when you put it that way, makes total sense.

        Thanks Sky and have a great weekend.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Word, you too!

  94. and1mcgee says:
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    in case anyone is wondering… Ryan Howard’s MVP bonus $, should he win, details as follows:
    MVP: 1st ($100,000), 2nd ($75,000), 3rd ($50,000)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @and1mcgee: Hopefully for him, that’s for team MVP honors. Even then, Galvis is eating his lunch so far.

  95. Abdoozy says:
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    yo Sky, nice to see you taking one for the team.

    I have a dilemma at middle infidel (H2H 6×6 w/OPS 12 tm). I dropped Bogaerts for a Jung-Ho Kang batty call, but I’m not sure I want to stick with someone who’s maybe not quite ready for prime time. Available are: Hardy, Forsythe, Solarte, DeShields, Escobar, Scooter, and a bunch of stiffs.

    Stick with King Kang or .. ? (This is for the 2b/SS slot, my other infielders are Gordon and Desmond)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You make it sound like I got stuck with the DUFF! Which Escobar? If it’s Alcides, that’s a slam dunk. If not, Hardy for power or DeShields for de steals.

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Sky: If it was Alcides I wouldn’t have bothered commenting!

        Power is no problem (Trout, Harper, Hosmer, Reddick, Byrd, Norris) but I’m a little light on speed so I’ll go with the silhouettes on DeSheilds.

  96. Tim Shand says:
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    ROTO OBP league

    pick one: Marisnick, Gose, Parades

    Thank you

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hot bat ride: Paredes

  97. JAL says:
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    Sky, 12-team 5×5 1C, have Yanny G on DL, Norris has been holding it down. I don’t want to straight up drop Norris…thoughts on options?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Try and swing a trade. I’d be worried about Norris wear down. His games played pace is pretty crazy for a catcher.

  98. doghat666 says:
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    10 team, 10×10 daily roto league, 5 OF
    My OF: Stanton, Springer, Soler, Calhoun, Polanco
    I also have Fowler in DH slot and Hamilton on DL.
    Looking to improve my pitching I was offered deGrom for Calhoun, should I?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m not a Hamilton fan but the trade is fair.

  99. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Keeper league. I traded my Tulowitzki ($47) and Paxton ($1) for his Jose Abreu ($35) and $4 Auction Cash. Good deal? Position scarcity didn’t really factor in, as I’ve got Desmond in the SS slot.

  100. Dickerson's Jock...Strap says:
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    please rank Tomas, Heyward, Fowler ROS

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Fowler/Heyward/Tomas

  101. J-FOH says:
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    Being that baseball is all about throwing up stats that are uncommon and sometimes downright pointless I would like to add one today about Razzball. This has to be the first Friday ever, I didn’t check, that won’t have in bold **THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOW UPS** comment by Grey.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll put it in italics

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: so what your saying is that when the buy sell comes out we wont be able to comment here anymore?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, when it comes out, the comments will slow anyways.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I’m biased because…well you know

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              *Heart emojis*

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: sounds like something you get from a poisonous sushi fish

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I don’t eat fugu

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I throw you a simpsons meatball and I get this, no pic or clip

  102. hondo says:
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    If Grey is dead,he will be missed.

    Do we get prorated refunds on our subscriptions?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha, Grey is fine. Family in town or something. The ‘bots never die, though!

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @hondo: I’m worried that it was that last daiquiri I bought him that finished him off.

      • hondo says:
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        @Abdoozy: I thought it was the Roofie I put in his last one as residual payback for Brad Miller.

  103. Cheese says:
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    12 team h2h (OPS, K/9, K/BB, QS) start 2 catchers. There are a couple different offers out there.

    I get Justin Upton
    I give Corey Kluber

    I get Troy Tulowitzki and either Taijuan Walker or Ian Kennedy
    I give Corey Kluber

    Are any of these worth considering?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d hold Kluber in both scenarios.

  104. Abdoozy says:
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    So, ESPN has adjusted their ownership metric.

    It is disturbing to live in a world where a league somehow exists where Mike Trout is not owned; however, since he is apparently only 99.2% owned, there must be dozens of leagues like this. (Unless the only reason for this is that NL-only leagues exist.. and if that is the case I’d expect that % to be higher.)

    I wonder what prompted them to make this change mid-season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      To help the ‘get Miguel Cabrera in your lineups’ blurb guy.

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Sky: ha! Hadn’t thought of that. Now it all makes sense.
        Now if you’ll excuse me I need to get Harper in my lineup for tonight.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha, hurry!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Abdoozy: sounds like if anybody needed even one more reason to not care at all about ownership %’s you found it.

  105. Ron says:
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    Need some quick lineup advice:. I consulted the HitterTron but it doesn’t make sense…

    Would you play Kris Bryant or Joc Perderson today?

    HT says that Bryant is the 3rd ranked batter overall! BUT he is going against a lefty, in the daytime, at home where his splits this season show that he is statistically worse in every one of those categories.

    Help me understand the smart move here.

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: HitterTron was right!! F!!!!

  106. Ray says:
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    In a H2H league that uses QS instead of Wins, I offered Hahn for Buchholz, and he countered with Hutchison for Buchholz. I see them having similar years with a bit of breakout potential for Hutch still, but should I do it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take Clay there. I think a combination of pitch sequencing, catcher carousel, and bad BABIP luck is holding him back a bit.

  107. Moscowitz says:
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    Barrett, Giles or Yimi for holds and ROS?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Barrett

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Sky: Thanks and i have another one for you if you dont mind. this is my pitching staff in a ten team h2h, holds and saves league.

        SP:
        Shark
        Rodon
        Ross
        Archer
        Fiers
        Pineda
        Odorizzi

        RP:
        Grilli
        Barrett
        Yimi
        Soria
        K-Rod
        Andrew Miller

        Do i have anyone to drop to add Taijuan or Hutch? I really think those guys specially Hutch could turn it around and they are both available as FAs dropped by some inpatient owners.

        Thanks

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I don’t see anyone to drop except Yimi possibly and even then, I don’t see the need.

  108. Shidesthelimit says:
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    Being offered Puig for Strasburg. Take it? 10-team H2H 6×6 (OPS, HR allowed)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Worried about both in terms of injury, but I’m not a Stras guy so I’d lean Puig

  109. Schlurricane

    Schlurricane says:
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    Phenomenal job filling in for the greatness, Sky! Like a substitute male porn star I wouldn’t have even noticed if it weren’t for the byline and the 9 sentences and 123 mentions you weren’t Grey and that it didn’t tickle when we spooned.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      HA! I gotta make sure the people know they’re getting Chest Rockwell and not Dirk Diggler.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: does that make me Buck Swope…our Maurice?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @J-FOH: Gotta be Maurice

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              It’s mainly just the ‘can’t stay fully clothed’ thing that links you two

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: hey when I’m in a hotel room I let it ALL hang out

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I should’ve charged you more for that room in hindsight. Rented a double, you walking around like it was a single…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I thought with it being a baseball trip you would of appreciated some dong

  110. mooberry says:
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    Aybar or Russell?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Russell

  111. Ty says:
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    Need an SP. Would love to get Pineda, Salazar or Lynn.

    Would you trade Kemp for any of those three?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Minus Lynn, definitely…prefer them the way you have them, rank-wise.

  112. The Great Knoche says:
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    Nice fill in.

    Think EYJ and Maybin see some time together in the outfield now that Johnson is on DL? Or if Freddy gonna keep on platooning a bunch with Gomes?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Probably see a bit more EYJ. He’s a bad defender in CF, makes it easier to platoon him with Gomes. This all banking on the Braves realizing Gomes shouldn’t get at bats against RHPs, of course.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Sky: quiet down with that, some of us thought we picked up a starting OF like 7 hours ago in gomes, no matter how awful

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hitting .143 on the year vs righties. You don’t even want that as your OF10 in most leagues.

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Sky: while i agree this particular NL only has only counting stats, no AVG, no OBP, just counting stats, and with myers/crawford hurt, he’s literally the one starting OF available. I have better worst OF in my 30 man league where my weakest is coghlan. i’m also holding bourjos, who, along with mini donkey i was only at first streaming. I am a 2 top team in that league (although it’s H2H, so possibly some luck, but i’d be top 3 even if it was roto). I no longer have a closer (thanks cishek, and soriano’s price tag that nobody’s paying for with how bad he was last year anyway) there though.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Good on you, sounds like you’re holding down the fort.

  113. Adam says:
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    JD Martinez or Soler ROS?
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Martinez

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Sky: i think even Grey gave that answer yesterday and he likes jew don much less than you do Sky.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m sure he did it begrudgingly.

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Sky: couldn’t tell by the terse answer, but likely.

  114. Adam says:
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    Fowler or Marisnick ROS??
    Paxton or Trevor Bauer ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Fowler/Bauer

  115. hondo says:
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    Sky-I haven’t had any questions ,but thanks for hanging in there.

    Of course when Grey posts the buy/sell this thread will be cut like Aoki on an off Thursday,but thanks for the excellent stand in work.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha, thanks Hondo!

  116. Kevin says:
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    Drop Heyeard or Fowler for Carlos Gonzalez?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Heyward

  117. Ron says:
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    just traded Tulo, Colin McHugh, and Denard Span for Billy Hamilton Manny Machado and Cory Kluber (after the 18 K performance, go figure) with all the trade discussion(out of Coors?!) and talk of hanging around heads i think Tulo was a decent sell low(not to mention he hasnt tweaked a hammy yet).. any thoughts?

    • Ron says:
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      ill still probably cry when he goes on one of his trademark tears

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Heh, maybe. Tulo not hitting the ball with authority so far this year. Might be some mental issues going on there with all the trade talk. Totally conjecture but the human element has its place in this silly fake game we play. If you need steals and an ace, you got them. I like the trade for you.

  118. Atlas says:
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    Thanks for the write up, Sky. Would you mind ranking these 2b’s for me ROS.

    H2H League Off. categ. = Avg., HR., RBI, Runs, K’s, SB’s

    Dozier, Neil Walker, Devon Travis

    I get the feeling Travis is playing his way back to the bottom of the lineup once Reyes returns. Batting under .200 last 10 days or so. Has the clock struck midnight on Travis ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have them ranked correctly

  119. jal179 says:
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    Any Pooholes worriers out there?

    Shields a fair trade target?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Probably ends with a similar line to last year, barring injury. Fair trade offer if the owner is anxious.

      • jal179 says:
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        @Sky:

        I’m the anxious Poo owner– I think Shields is a lock for top 75 overall ranking with + 200 Ks which I really need and the opponent is rockin Jimmy Parades ast his CI.

        I’ve got Teix and Alex Guerrero to platoon CI

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Think you’re overpaying, personally. I like Shields for what he is: a solid SP2

  120. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Good shiz Sky

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks man!

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: likely just coincidence but are you one of Grey’s family members, you’ve been absent so far also.

  121. drew says:
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    Nice…

    H2H league with op, total bases and strikeouts. OFs are a jones, harper, upton, cespedes, cain, myers, hamilton. Trade hamilton for szamardzija? My pitching kinda blows.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If your pitching blows, overpaying for Shark won’t help. Unless that’s Josh Hamilton, I’d hold.

  122. herschel says:
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    @Sky: weekly roto redraft, my cargo (col)/archie bradley for braun/samardzija/span. thoughts? could also switch braun for kemp.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the Braun side

  123. greg says:
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    I have decent steals and decent power, so in basic value, rank ROS if you don’t mind:

    Gose
    KDavis
    Peralta
    Ethier
    LMartin
    Colabello
    Werth

    God help me, but I’m liking Peralta…good avg. some power, speed. Hitters park. Yes, sits vs. lefties. But I’m guessing Gose or KDavis #1.

    Traded Wacha/Familia for Kluber. the NIGHT before the 18ks. I know you like it….I’ll find saves from the next schmuck who takes over…talking to you Fernando, Cody and Addison….

    Thanks for the help!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice trade!

      Werth/Gose/Davis/Martin/Ethier/Peralta/Colabello. Have to remember Arizona doesn’t have Jake Lamb back yet. That OF is already a logjam, gonna get worse when Tomas is stealing time out there, too.

  124. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Nice job Sky it’s great to get a different opinion on things. I think your answers were very insightful too.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks TKAS!

  125. Ron says:
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    Sky you skipped over my lineup question on whether to play Bryant or Joc. I benched Bryant and he is 1/1 with a dinger already. This one is on you Sky!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, I would’ve told you to go Bryant, I’m sorry!

  126. Dez says:
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    Thinking of buying low on Strasburg. Need help at pitching, and can spare some offense. What seems like a legit offer for Strasburg right now? I have Trumbo, Machado, Hosmer available, as they are backing up my Goldschmidt and Donaldson on my roster. All 3 of those guys seem like too much for Strasburg (especially Hosmer right now), or am I just overvaluing my guys?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Could offer Trumbo or Machado but honestly, I think he’s hurt and wouldn’t be pursuing him.

      • Dez says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks. I’m scared of that as well. I already have Greinke, Gerrit Cole and Cole Hamels, but the rest of my SP’s (outside of Paxton the last two starts) have been crap. Probably playing with fire going after Stras though.

  127. Moscowitz says:
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    Drop Rodon for Buchholz?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it

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