“As Bryce Harper passed home plate after his 2nd home run of the three he hit yesterday, Ian Desmond lifted Harper’s helmet and with a flick of the head, Harper’s hair fell back in place.  If you get a base hit, you have to stand on base and the helmet weighs down your hair.  That’s why Harper uses the home run.”  This message was brought to you by Aqua Net.  What?  It’s better than the same stupid Major League Baseball highlights over and over again on MLB TV — we get it, Bo Jackson threw out a runner!  Get a new highlight!  It’s also better than a Hanz and Franz commercial — talk about a sad commentary on baseball fans’ demographic.  “Hey, Bill, we have a commercial that appeals to 35 to 60-year-old white males.  Any ideas where we should place it?”   So, Harper hit three monster-sized badonkadonks like a night out as Gabourey Sidibe’s pants and I told you to draft Harper before just about every fantasy baseball ‘pert, so you’re welcome.  Don’t mention it.  No, no, it’s okay.  Okay, fine, you can hug me.  Stop trying to touch my mustache!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Stephen Strasburg – Played catch yesterday.  Sounds like good news after he left Tuesday’s game with his shoulder out of alignment.  Yay, a victory for chiropractors everywhere!  Now only acupuncturists, massage therapists and tongue examiners stand between you and real doctors.  (By the by, I’ve had stomach pain for a few weeks and every morning I’ve been taking pictures of my tongue to have it examined by a Chinese holistic healer.  Most of the time, I have no idea what Sheila Shen says, but she seems to think I need more charcoal in my diet.  I’m now chewing on briquettes.  And they say people in LA are fruitcakes.  Pfft!)

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.11.  Likely didn’t need to bat in the bottom of the 7th when he had 100+ pitches, and come back to record no outs in the eighth while giving up a three-run homer to Giancarlo.  Anyone that’s watched any modicum of baseball probably could’ve told you that was going to happen.  Cut to:  Matt Williams picking his nose.

Denard Span – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Both came up in the Twins system, both speedy leadoff hitters, both are black.  Denard and Ben Revere not separated at birth –> same man, two teams.  It’s Denard Revere!  It’s Ben Span!  It’s Benard Spavere!

Dee Gordon – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .430.  Okay, just guessing without looking:  his BABIP is .578?  Okay, looking now.  Hmm, not that close, it’s at .485.  If only they were able to teach BABIP to Willie Mays Hayes.

Michael Morse – Has been benched the last few days for Justin Bour (2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .500).  Dot, dot, dash, Morse is sending an SOS!  If the measure passes on the 2015 ballot in Miami to pay for released hitters’ salaries, we could see another one in Morse.

George Springer – Hit the 7-day DL with a concussion.  So, what does this mean for his owners?  Well, do you believe in God?  Then pray.  You don’t believe in God?  Have you seen Mark Trumbo’s girlfriend?  One word of advice, don’t accidentally Google “Trumbo naked.”  (NSFW, if you work for the House Un-American Activities Committee).  As for Springer, all you can do is hope he does come back in a week or so, and is totally fine.  Concussions have knocked players out for anywhere from a week to a year and a half.

Preston Tucker – Was called up to take over for Springer and is an immediate add in AL-Only leagues due to his power potential (10 HRs, 25 games in Triple-A, hitting .320), but, if you own Springer, you don’t want Tucker to get stuck, er, around in the majors because that will mean Springer’s out.

Carlos Correa – Jon Heyman said, after glancing at Dan Pants for permission to talk, that Correa could be up within a few weeks.  Honestly, I don’t think he’s coming up for a few months, but I could be way off here and I would stash him if I had room.  Why such excitement?  He has 6 homers, 13 steals and a .398 average in 24 games in Double-A.  Zoinks!  Those are insane numbers and he’s only 20 years old.

Carlos Peguero – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers, and three homers in two games.  Peguero has light tower power as they say, who they are I’m not entirely sure.  He also swings like he’s in a cartoon, twisting himself into the ground.  This year, he’s struck out 37% of the time and that could easily go north of 40% with more playing time.  He’s in a platoon, but could easily break out of that, since his platoon-mate is Schmolinski.  Would have to be a very deep league, but he could surprise and have a Wily Mo Pena-type breakout (though likely in Japan in two years).

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in the 2nd inning.  From the third inning until about the 8th, it looked like Choo might be coming out of his season-long drought.  Then two more Ks and a ground out happened.  Shin-Soo Boo.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .236, but up from .194 in the last ten games.  Is it getting stuffy in here?  Maybe because your buy low window is closing.

Colby Lewis – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  Yeah, so you would’ve been better off drafting Colby Lewis instead of Kershaw.  *turns on stove, opens stove, sticks in head, realizes pilot light is out*  A little help!

Ubaldo Jimenez – 4 IP, 3 ER.  Sure glad I held him for four days waiting for this matchup.  Sure am glad.  Where’s that emoji that is committing hari-kari when I need it?

Dilson Herrera – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s looked overmatched until this game, but Mike Trout was the dog’s breakfast for three months when he first came up, so we won’t hold a week against Herrera.  No idea where Herrera goes when Wright returns, so I’d take a flyer on Herrera, but not at the expense of anyone good.  Hehe.  Sorry, I had to laugh at the thought of someone good in my MI spot.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  His mullet is atrocious, but when I heard about his inspiration I got a little verklempt.

Derek Norris – Didn’t play yesterday for Austin Hedges (1-for-4, 2 RBIs).  Oh, I see, Padres, now that you have all this fancy offense, you don’t need Norris.  No one likes teams that get cocky, Padres, especially people that own Norris in fantasy.  I’m hoping Norris doesn’t lose playing time, and it was just a day off, because I’m deathly afraid of an avalanche of “drop Norris” questions.

Cory Spangenberg – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal, as he hit 2nd and played third.  The Padres are doing fine, right?  I mean they have a winning record.  So, can we get Middlebrooks and Norris back in the lineup?  I’m asking for my fantasy team.

Alexi Amarista – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, hitting .206.  Amarista also answers to the name “The Ghost of Everth Cabrera.”

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .345, and hitting over .500 in his last three games.  Yonder schmotato, come and get it!

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 5.03.  5.03, Kennedy?  Chap, you gotta quit it!

Justin Upton – 0-for-2, 2 runs and his 5th steal with 4 walks.  Jackie Bradley Jr. called and he wants you to respect his trademark.

Chris Heston – 5 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies are trying this juice diet, they call their guy friends “sister,” and they will defecate on your pitching ratios.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-3 and is hitting over .300 in the last week, and playing again every day.  Belt still has a long way to go to get back in fantasy owners’ good graces, especially since fantasy owners aren’t really the Belt types to begin with.

Hunter Pence – Nearing rehab.  Look for Josh Hamilton’s car in the parking lot.  That’s the place.

Yasiel Puig – Has yet to run the bases.  Yeah, him and Babe Ruth, get on the field, you Puig!

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4 and two homers, 8 and 9.  We haven’t seen it much thus far, but he also has 30 steals speeddd.  Damn!  I almost wrote that whole sentence correctly with just the drool hanging off my lip.

Joe Wieland – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  I liked Wieland better when he was sticking it to the man with flannel shirts and purple nails.

Wily Peralta – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.92.  Yeah, and he’s about as reliable as Courtney Love.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I’m still taking money if you want to bet Braun gets more fantasy value this year compared to Lind.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Instead of high-fiving him, it seems like they should wedgie a man named Scooter.

Jordan Walden – Out for 6 to 10 weeks with a shoulder strain.  Luckily, he doesn’t need surgery.  Not that lucky!  You’re still out!  Please, stop smiling.  You’re creeping me out!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hopefully this is him turning around his season, even though it wasn’t really that great of a start (3 unearned runs).  Okay, I’m quibbling.  Let’s keep this positive, at least Lester had the sense to make some errors after the ball was hit.  Lowercase yay!

Carlos Rodon – Will make his first start this Saturday.  This doesn’t mean he’ll be in the rotation for good.  He’s sliding into the suspended Samardzija spot (say that fast 117 times!).  I would take a flier on Rodon in all leagues, just in case he does stay in the rotation.  He can be pitch dark.  Shoot, bad use of a thesaurus there.  He can be lights out.

Chris Sale – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.93.  There was five walks here too, and 3, 2, 1…Disgraceful list trip?  Now?  How about now?  Gotta happen any second now.  There’s no way he’s healthy pitching like this, unless his mechanics are off.  Either way, he’s not right.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-3, 4 BRIs and his 1st home run.  I wouldn’t believe it either, if I didn’t see it myself in a box score that said the page was designed by Celky Mabrera.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Now on pace for 6 homers, which isn’t that far off where I expect he ends up.  Hey, I told you not to draft him and Wainwright and Cano and Holliday.  Okay, Holliday’s got time to look his age, don’t worry.

J.D. Martinez – 0-for-2, 1 run, hitting .226.  Feels like yesterday that everyone wanted J.D. on their team.  Well, not yesterday, cause he was 0-for-4 with 3 Ks on Tuesday.  And not the yesterday yesterday yesterday before that because he was 0-for-4 with 2 Ks on Sunday.

Brett Gardner – Out with a stiff neck.  Must’ve got a Viagra stuck in his throat.

CC Sabathia – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.45.  The old guy in your league still believes in CC, don’t ruin it for him.

Russell Martin – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and third in four games.  In Indonesia, Dwayne Murphy nods, and in Toronto, a tsunami of homers for some random player happens.  Hey, Dwayne, nod again for Saunders!

Chris Colabello – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his first steal.  Fun fact!  His name in Italian means “Christ, that’s beautiful soda.”

Devon Travis – 0-for-4.  I guess major league pitchers have figured out to stop throwing him fastballs in every count.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .277.  Saunders is out until Friday after a cortisone shot, but I wouldn’t play Saunders either.  And that’s just being real with you.  Everybody wanna know how close me and Schoop is, and who I’m still cool with.

Coco Crisp – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m not in the office today, but if it’s important, please ask the operator for Clarabell, and he’ll be able to help you.”

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies saw PM Dawn in concert, they buy themselves flowers so their place looks ‘lovely,’ and they will stomp on your pitchers.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (2 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 2.97.  The Regression Fairies were already at the game, why not stay for the other half of innings?  Too busy at the bath houses?

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .225.  If you listen really close, you can hear the one AL-Only owner who has Escobar celebrating.

Kennys Vargas – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  They’re still a hot schmotato.  All Kennys of them.

Justin Verlander – Cleared to begin throwing after his third MRI.  The rule of three, Verlander, you should’ve just took three in quick succession. Dur.

Carlos Perez – 0-for-3 as he started the 2nd game in a row.  He was crazy hot in the minors and Iannetta was hitting .094 so far this year and Scioscia is a self-hating Italian, so I could see taking a flyer on Perez in deeper leagues.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd homer and hitting around .400 in the last ten days, and now in the two hole.  I grabbed Andrelton to replace Cozart when he hurt himself on Sunday (dropping Cozart), because Andrelton is now my new MI crush and I want to have alien babies with him and name them Q-Bert.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  As with most guys who throw fast, Faultynewski can’t control it, which must make for very pleasant at-bats.  Footythebillwitz goes to the Reds next time and I can see anywhere from a 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks start to a 4 IP, 4 ER shellacking.

Jace Peterson – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd steal and hitting near-.400 in the last week and I’ve already told you this week he’s a hot schmotato.  Now try to ignore those tabloid journalism innuendos about Peterson, and grab him.

Ben Revere – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Benard Spavere!

Ryan Howard – 3-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Who would’ve thought he’d age better than Utley?  *looks at Howard struggling to stand up from a couch*  Okay, but that couch is very cushiony.

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (1).  As I said on Tuesday, I grabbed Byrd in one league because he’s long overdue and finally coming out of his early season slump.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  More like Mike Stopper.  Amiright?!  Oh, man, we had a good laugh.  Now I’m gonna take a nap.  *shoots up, claps hands*  Did you miss me?!  Leake has a 5-something K-rate and I wouldn’t own him outside of very deep leagues.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .316.  Weird, usually BP doesn’t do good with a Leake.  Hashtag never forget, Gulf Coasters!  Sorry, I just watched a Netflix documentary.

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  I saw Cole’s five innings pitched yesterday and kept refreshing my team page, thinking my team page stopped live updating for some reason.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-4, hitting .289 and homered on Sunday.  Might be quietly taking over the shortstop job.  Sure, maybe it’s quietly because he doesn’t speak English, but Jordy Mercer has looked mesoraco all year.

Paul Goldschmidt – 0-for-5 in the 1st game when the Diamondbacks scored 13 runs in Coors.  Ticker tease!  Then in the 2nd game, he went 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (6).  Au Shizz!  You never disappoint (for a full day).

Aaron Hill – 6-for-9, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the 1st game of the doubleheader, and his 1st steal in the 2nd game of the doubleheader for the Ernie Banks slam and legs.  It’s always fun when other teams go into Coors.  It’s like the It’s A Wonderful Life of baseball.  “Aaron Hill, this is what your life would be like as a Rockies player.”  “I’d be as good as Tulo.”  “Yes.”  “Wow, that’s awe–Ow, why does my hamstring hurt?”

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I’m still trying to get my head wrapped around Trumbo’s girlfriend.  The head on my shoulders!  Gross!

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-4, 5 runs and his 5th steal.  This is the Diamondback outfielder, not the Braves catcher with a lazy, racist shorthand.

Yasmany Tomas – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  He only made one error yesterday — not eating enough before the 1st game.  “We’re playing again?  Already?!”  That’s Yasmany between games of the doubleheader, unwrapping his Quiznos 18-incher.

Ender Inciarte – 4-for-11, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal in 1st game.  Me on December 24th:  “You’re a little big to believe in Santa, aren’t you?”  “And a little Jewish, but I have one request.  Can all of my hitters always play at Coors?”

Justin Morneau – 4-for-9, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Speaking of concussions (sorta, back with Springer), if Morneau was still playing in Hubert H. Homerfreedome, it would still appear he was concussed.

Drew Stubbs – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  He has two hits this year.  Can you guess what the other hit was?  You’re smart!

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 1 run and didn’t start in game two of the doubleheader due to a flare up his plantar fasciitis.  He looked fairly hobbled in the first game, and I think this is going to be an ongoing issue all year, i.e., uh-oh.

Jake McGee – Expected to pitch on Friday and will likely need a few more appearances after that, so the assumption is he’ll be the closer by mid-May, but assumptions are like elbows, every pitcher has a sore one.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-3, 3 runs and two homers (2, 3).  Longoria is the fantasy baseball groundhog.  It’ll now be six more weeks until we see more production from him.

Alex Colome – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 4 Ks in Fenway.  Colome held his own in an unfriendly situation that the Stream-o-Nator absolutely hated.  It doesn’t love Colome’s next start either, but he’s got solid stuff like George Carlin, and I’d own him and do already in some leagues.

Justin Masterson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Red Sox fans were disappointed when the official scorer didn’t reward Masterson with a quality start.  Any Red Sox starter that can go against the hard-hitting Rays that has Kiermaier, Forsythe and Loney as their first three hitters must be quality.

Hanley Ramirez – Hopes to be in the lineup in a couple of days.  So lax and free, an exact timetable would just weird Hanley out.  Tie your dreads with some loose string, put your feet up on Pedroia’s head and read some Kerouac.  There’s no rush!

Mookie Betts – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and third in two days.  Betts was a top 65 pick this year without a starting job.  Where does he go next year?  Top 20?  10?  Trout or him?  So what Betts is batting .234, I’m building hype here!

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Pretty ho-hum from Carrasco.  I want, like, 10+ Ks every time.  I’m greedy, y’all!

Brandon Moss – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .241.  Moss says, just pitch him the damn ball!

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Fun with small sample sizes  — That’s what she said!  Huh? — Kendrys is on pace for 143 RBIs.

Greg Holland – Activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Voice mail box for *beep* is filled.”

 
  1. Ron says:
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    I’m entertaining a few trades with a guy that wants Kinsler. Its a H2H points league with -1 for Ks.

    Team:
    C – Norris
    CI – Donaldson, Encarnacion
    MI – Kinsler, Travis
    OF – Trout, Brantley, Joc
    Util – Hosmer, Carpenter
    BN – Segura, Span
    DL – Reyes, Lucroy

    SP – Arrieta, Gray, McHugh, Keuchel, Pineda, Rodon
    RP – Carrasco, DeSclafani

    Potential Trades:
    A) Kinsler, Joc, Segura, Desclafini for Bautista, Lester
    B) Kinsler, Joc for Bautista
    C) Kinsler, Span, DeSclafini for Bautista, Street
    D) Travis, Span, DeSclafini for Bautista

    Questions:
    1) Can you put these trades in the order you would do them?
    2) Any of these trades you would NOT do?
    3) He also owns J.D. Martinez and A.J. Pollock. Who you prefer ROS?

    Thanks.

    • rob says:
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      @Ron: ive been on razzball for a while and ive never made a comment but how have you not accepted any of these trades, they would most likely be vetoed in my league. That being said i think you should take d and try to work out a seperate deal for lester and someone else if he thinks so highly of kinsler.

      • Cram It says:
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        @rob: Because they’re probably not on the table. Most likely, they’re hypothetical offers that he would make and get rejected.

        • Ron says:
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          @Cram It: To the contrary, the Kinsler trades are on the table. The Travis trade is not but I wanted to see if it made sense to offer that instead. I have no idea why this guy wants Kinsler. It was kind of random that he asked for him which made me wonder what I was missing, so I came here for clarification.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Ron: He made all 3 Kinsler offers? I’d take C and consider it a win.

            • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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              @Cram It: C for sure.

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Ron: I agree take C

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Ron@Ron: D,C,A,B. If he would take D or C, I’d do it. I certainly wouldn’t want to lose Joc if I didn’t have to. For some reason, A intrigues me. I would not do B.

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @Ron: Joc Pederson is a beautiful man who literally does nothing but hit home runs. Just when you were grumbling “It’s still 1-for-5, even if the 1 is a HR,” he goes 2-for-5 with TWO HRs. Yet you are so eager to get rid of him.

      D, C, and I wouldn’t do B or A.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ron:

      the only trade IM offering is D..

      I would not do the other 3..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Take C

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: Thanks All!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  2. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Apparently Sale’s velocity is fine, so its looking more like mechanics. Hoping thats the case and he figures it out. Working a buy low offer in my 12T H2H. Give Papi/Casilla for Sale/Aoki. I picked up Lind in case it goes through. What do you think?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nolan Arenado: I think that the thin air has gotten to you Nolan…Id be surprised if its accepted

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Nolan Arenado: I so agree with F, no way you pull off that trade..

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario!!!

    Very well penned indeed!! Better than Penn and Teller.

    a. Every time I look at the Phillies’ box score when they lose, I see a dick, man. Diekman 2-2 for inherited runners scored, great job! What’s that? Oh, so 2-2 is not good if you let them score. Got it. Sorry, Mike. It must be painful being a Phillies’ fan.

    b. Man, Beltran is looking pretty statuesque in RF.

    c. Question… what’s more aerodynamic?

    1. deGrom’s hair;
    2. Keuchel’s beard;

    d. Decent catch by Blackmon’s standards, but actually really good for a red-necked, bearded hillybilly.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • The Theory says:
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      @Ante GALIC: a. As a Phillies fan, I must counter your belief that it is painful. It’s actually rather cathartic. We were all resigned to some massive suckitude this year, and to see it play out so beautifully is… well, it’s poetry.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @The Theory: lol, man! maybe the return of the Domonator will turn things around a bit. They need the pitching to improve first. Thanks for your stark honesty.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ante GALIC: F the Phillies. They had their run, now they must pay the piper. Don’t feel bad for them for one second.

  4. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    damn espn still hasnt dl,d springer,yahoo did last night

  5. Mowses says:
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    Start or sit Kluber tonight?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mowses: start

  6. Irish in 1 hand says:
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    Joc has 7 HRs in a row¿ (not ABs, hits) Talk about a guy that’s all he does. Good stuff today Grey!

  7. JR says:
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    Concerned about Encarnacion! Contact, BB, and ISO all down from last year! Should I sell high?

    • Bryan says:
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      How are you selling high if he’s at lows across the board? Hold.

    • Cram It says:
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      @JR: It’s not selling high, and it’s too early still.

    • Nate says:
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      @JR: Look at his stats from last April… then last May… rejoice and hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JR: Hold

  8. Shaggy says:
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    Gyorko! There may be life! Seriously, who do you think is the better crapshoot ROS: Josh Harrison, Gyorko, Brock Holt? Not as concerned about multiple eligibility as I am about someone actually hitting the damn ball.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Shaggy: Harrison

  9. Chuzwozza says:
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    Hello again! Super write up – good work!

    I’m suffering from a nasty bout of indecision and would welcome a push one way or the other – Logan Morrison, Y Alonso or K Vargas?

    Thanks in advance!

      • Chuzwozza says:
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        @Grey: Hurrah! That’s who I’d picked up earlier in the week but then I panicked with these various schmotato first basemen showing up.

        Thanks for the reassurance Master Lothario!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. YES I drafted Harper because he was so high on your board and he lasted till #24 in my draft even though I am pretty sure he is going to smash into a wall and be on the shelf for several weeks.

    There, I said it.

    Now we need to get Abreu going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Yeah, Abreu’s overdue too

  11. Nittanychris says:
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    Please rank these SPs ROS: Carlos Frias, Marco Gonzales, Alex Colome and Carlos Rodon. For THIS season only. Thanks!

  12. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2h 9×9 league starting lineup has only 3 OFs. ROS for utility position: Avisail, Lind, Ozuna, C Carter, L. Martin or B Belt? I could use some speed here which makes Martin more attractive but I prefer best overall player…..Thanks Grey!

    • Tony C says:
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      I need 2 hitters from the above. Thanks again!

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Tony C: Martin & Avasail..

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Tony C: I don’t know the roster sizes or the additional categories. since it’s H2H, I’d probably try to hold 3 — Avisail, Martin and Carter. I’d plug in Martin or Carter depending on what I thought I needed each week — power or speed. Avisail is a must-start in pretty much all formats, IMO. I posted a bunch on his batted ball data a few days ago in the comments. He’s legit.

  13. Carlos says:
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    LoMO, Y. Alonso, K. Vargas

    Can you please rank these hot schmotatos in terms of being short term pick ups and ROS?

    Thanks.

  14. griff says:
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    Sit or start Fiers today against the Dodgers?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @griff: start

    • SallyCips says:
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      @griff: I re-upped with Fiers for today’s start. Sadly Burns was the drop.

  15. Eric says:
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    When does Syndergaard get called up? Will he even stay in the rotation when he is called up and what kind of impact will he have this season?

  16. kangaroo hops says:
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    That Kennedy line was beautiful. Just beautiful. I toast you with a glass of Cabernet from Mahtha’s vineyahd,

  17. Yescheese says:
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    Streamonator loved Lackey today. You guys trust him?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Yescheese: start him

  18. Happyharry says:
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    Good stuff as always…except for that deGrom tidbit. 12team,6X6,H2H – I’ve added Desclafani, Foltynewicz and Fiers off the WW and I have Kennedy and Greg Holland comimg off DL. Which three of those for the ROS? Note:Holland would be my only source of saves…or punt. Thanks Man

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Happyharry: Roll with Holland, Fiers, Kennedy

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Happyharry: If Holland is your only source of saves, the odds of you winning that category any week are pretty slim. I would probably punt saves, and try to deal Holland for an upper echelon SP or high quality bat, depending on the rest of your roster.

  19. Anon says:
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    Semien or Andrelton?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Anon: Andrelton

  20. kangaroo hops says:
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    In a H2H dynasty league, stick with Owings at 2B, or move to Jace Peterson?
    Thanks!

      • kangaroo hops says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks. I wish I had better options, but there isn’t a lot there for a 16 team league.

      • chucky says:
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        Why is everyone so in love with this guy Owings? WTF has he done? I had him and dropped him for Simmons, what a lucky break that was.

  21. papasmurf says:
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    So I started Hosmer and the guy who took a seat as a result is Longoria, who hits not one but two homers. This triples his HR total for the year.

    4 homers on the bench in fact. Meanwhile the starting lineup gets 4 total hits.

    FML.

    Speaking of not so handsome MLB players, Lorenzen (Reds) is pretty not so pretty too. (ESPN headshot)

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @papasmurf: Damn, sorry papa, I will no longer mention Hosmer ever again to you..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: HA! I’ll have to check that out

  22. RePete says:
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    Who would you rather have in a 14-Team H2H Keeper OBP League going forward;
    Mookie Betts or Joc Pederson?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @RePete: Joc

  23. Frankenstein says:
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    In a 6×6 league with OPS, who would you rather have for next year, in a keeper league?

    Manny Machado
    Xander Bogaerts
    Byron Buxton

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Frankenstein: From what I have seen so far this season, I would go with Buxton having the better year in 2016 than the other two..

  24. Garden of Eden Roc says:
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    0-4 club with a MASH unit and only 1 DL slot occupied by Fernandez.

    H2H points league- 14 teams- start 3 RP – Dual eligible starters always coveted.

    My RP starters are Yimi, Cecil, and Marco Gonzales. Kenley is on my bench.

    Marco and Jansen are both iffy for next week.

    Stash Marco or drop him for an even more banged- up Doolittle? Clippard also available but he seems to have no juice with Doolittle on target for late May.

    SV (8) W (10) HLD (4) IP (2) K (2) BB(-1)

  25. Allan says:
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    Grey I traded Shelby Miller for Chris Sale and was super happy about it. I should still be happy right? Hoping their performance this week was a result of matchups.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Allan: Wow, did you rip off that other owner..Seriously, doode took Shelby feckin Miller for Chris Sale, straight up???

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Allan: Sale’s health is your concern now. If he is fine, than yes you did good.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Allan: @Allan: Champagne happy.

  26. Steve Stevenson says:
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    ROS SV: Doolittle, Cecil or Cishek?

    • chucky says:
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      Cisek’s got a job

  27. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    2 ROS questions in standard roto:

    OF: Crisp, Marisnick, Eaton, Arcia?

    MI: Jose Ramirez, B. Crawford, Micah Johnson, Gennett

  28. Malicious Phenom says:
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    I M looking to join a DAILY roto league, dynasty league if possible..

    Take over someone else’s team? for this year would be fine..10 team unlimited moves, big rosters, with minors slots and DL slots..

    email me here with info:

    [email protected]

  29. Wilson says:
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    Need MI urgently
    Just grab Correa And hope he will be called up soon.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wilson: I would,

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Wilson: Um, that’s not filling an urgent need. Stash sure, but pick up someone else for now.

      • Wilson says:
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        @SallyCips:
        My MIs are Kipnis Semien Valbuena in 10-team league and grab Rollins if he’s getting hot.
        It’s soso in a shallow league.

        So still have room to stash but hope he will contribute soon.

  30. Marc R says:
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    Is it fair to say that Sale is looking like a *pinkie to mouth* Limposter? Cmon, my term is just sitting there unused in the dictionary!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marc R: Sorry, man, but it could be mechanics… I’ll use it if Devin ever gets in a game

  31. Bogarts or Simmons ROS?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @The Juse: Bo

  32. Mr. Rickey says:
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    So I wanted to start my bench warmer Carlos Gonzalez yesterday thinking that surely a double header at Coors would cure what ails him – wrong. I moved Bryce to the bench . . . looked at his match-up . . . and changed my mind and started him! This is the first time I can ever remember resisting the impulse to make a bad bench call in all my years of fantasy base-balling. I needed to share that to maybe give hope to others.

    Also, is it me or does Bryce look like an extra in a redneck horror movie?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Byrce is a redneck extra in real life.

      .Anyway nice move by you..I started CarGone this week in my h2h weekly cause of all the games at home this week for the Rockies..Hoping he starts hitting already..

  33. nuclear molars says:
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    Hilarious as always!
    H2H points, I’m suffering with Mcutchen and haven’t been able to sell him, I can put him on my bench and grab Fowler or place a waiver for Dickerson and his plantar fascitis or just keep on hoping that Mcutchen gets knee replacement?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @nuclear molars: I just keep running Cutch out there, until he hits or hits the DL..

      • chucky says:
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        Ya cant keep throwing good money after bad. At some point one just has to acknowledge, it is what it is. If and when he starts hitting then fer sure put him back in, but until then???????????

        • Greyismyhero says:
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          @chucky: I agree bench the SOB until he starts hitting, common sense really.

    • PK says:
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      @nuclear molars: Cutch owner here. I’ve had him benched for a week or so now. When he shows signs of life, he’ll go back into my lineup.

  34. Awesome Auger says:
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    Maybe Brett Gardner was doing shots with Manny Ramirez

  35. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    If you watch that Mookie Betts play awhile, you see the reason for the hype. He can play!

    He’s no Trout but if he stays healthy he’s somewhere between Ellsbury and McCutcheon.

  36. Rubik's Pube says:
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    I’m getting pretty tired of seeing my “aces” put up a 5 IP, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K line every time they take the mound. Is it just me or have the historically good pitchers been getting lit up like a Christmas tree all spring or what?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Rubik’s Pube: Seems like it. It also seems like there are a lot more homers being hit than the last couple years. There must be at least 50 guys that are on pace to hit 30 homers right now. I know it’s early, but still seems like a lot.

  37. Skeezix says:
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    I think I’m close to my Kluber trade, but I want to make sure I’m not compromising on offense too much because of April pitching performances. I would give up Kipnis, D Santana and Ryu for Zobrist, Aybar (or Hardy) and Kluber. My rotation is as follows (we start 6 so Kluber would replace Greene in my starting lineup):

    Scherzer
    Price
    Carrasco
    Shoemaker
    Paxton
    Greene
    Ryu
    Gausman

    So two questions. First, is it so obvious that I should go for it or hold? Second, Aybar or Hardy?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Skeezix: You’re giving up a good bit. Both Kipnis and Danny Sanny are starting to play well.

      You have Scherzer, Price and Carrasco. Do you need Kluber?
      It’s probably close enough to fairish, and I own Kluber. Personally I think I’d hold, but it’s not too bad I suppose.

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Yeah I see what you’re saying. To me it’s about value. If I’m getting more value in pitching than I’m losing on offence, then I’m leaning towards taking it. But if my dropoff is to much on offence, then I’d rather hold. I’m hoping you guys can keep me honest about how much I’d lose in downgrading from Kipnis/Santana to Zobrist/Aybar (or Hardy).

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Skeezix: Take Kluber and Hardy

  38. Snaggletooth says:
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    Enjoyed the write up…”Shin-Soo Boo”…almost spit some coffee reading that one…

    A) Is Colby Lewis for real this year even with some regression coming? He’s available in my league…is he just getting lucky?

    B) Ok to keep Roark on the waiver wire for now?

    Thanks!

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    And how are you on this fine morning, Grey?

    First, a public service announcement for all those in leagues where Chris Carter is available.

    Last year on this date, he was hitting .170 with 4 Homers. Right now, he is hitting .152 with 4 Homers. If he is available, the fun’s about to start! It may still be a week or two away, but you’re gonna want him on your side when the earthquake comes….

    And now an observation about my new man crush.

    Joc Pederson, amazingly, has become a true three outcome player. Adam Dunn style. Crazy stuff. And no I’m not complaining….

    And now a few players I am watching closely, some I’ve owned, some not. But I’ve got a spot that I want to use because I literally cannot look at Asdrubal’s name on my bench anymore. Can’t do it.

    Peguero (K rate scares me, but those were bombs yesterday)

    Colabello(he put together a stretch last year where he was ownable everywhere)

    Rasmus(solid pedigree, still playing every day, but cooling off)

    Vargas(had him last year late, saved my CI spot. stirs up emotions)

    J. Peterson(as per G, hot schmo, could use the speed)

    E. Escobar(love this guy, but does he play every day when Arcia comes back? The twins have too many players to fit right now)

    So, G. In the next day or two I’m gonna make a move. If you were me and I were you and we were we(?), which of these guys gets you most excited “down there”?

    Oh, and the Heston blurb, LOL. Love ya, G.

    Future Phil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Agreed on the players you’re watching, great list, you future see’er!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Best Bud. It’s great to have my Quan back! Really glad I found it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re back, but you have to work at it daily!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: It’s a labor of love, my friend. All day, everyday….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Has to be!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Dogs and Baseball. What else is there?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nothing, literally

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Yup

  40. reese says:
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    12 team mixed keeper, I need an SP – which of chen, leake, haren, harang, chavez, chase anderson, lackey, paxton, tillman?

  41. JAL says:
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    Grey, Coco’s crispies or the melk maid 12-team 5×5 RoS? Also, following up on my C Dick question from yesterday, when I am denied Upton, any other thoughts? Marte? Arenado? Frazier? Thanks!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @JAL: Coco will give you more juice, unless you hat juice in your coco crispies…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: I’d take Arenado, Marte or Frazier… Coco

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. A Gon, Donaldson, DeSclfani OR Stanton, Kyle Seager, Cashner…help please.

        • JAL says:
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          @JAL: 12-team 5×5.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stanton

          • JAL says:
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            @Grey: Was afraid you would say that. I always want to trade until it is time to pull the trigger. But Donaldson…how can I let him go…and Cashner’s injury history…shit

  42. Steve D. says:
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    Jose Quintana or take the flier on Rodon and hope he sticks in a redraft?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Steve D.: Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: I’d take a flyer on Rodon

  43. Mike says:
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    Drop zunino for Russell Martin?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Mike: Sure

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mike:yes

  44. M says:
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    Pick two, start ozuna vs Hudson, jay Bruce vs Burnett, Jorge soler vs lackey

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @M: OZUNA and Soler

  45. henncoop says:
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    I am not a huge Kipnis fan but I have him in one league & another manager has made multiple trade offers.
    His latest is Bauer for Kipnis & that seems not nearly enough
    I know he has Vogt & Donaldson on the block for some reason & I have d’Arnaud on the DL with Hundley filling in for now.
    Is my Hundley, Kipnis, Trumbo, & SPs Kazmir & Martinez for his Carasco, Donaldson, & Vogt fair?
    I would then pick up a 2B off waivers ..Panik, Scooter, Prado, Solarte, or Phillips possibly.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @henncoop: I’d be surprised if he did that deal..

    • SallyCips says:
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      @henncoop: There’s a lot of junk in that trunk, man. I wouldn’t do that deal if I was him. I wouldn’t put Donaldson in there. He’s obviously looking for a big fish with that one. Maybe Kipnis and Martinez for Carasco and Vogt.

  46. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League, (SB=3, CS=-1, BB=1, HR=4, etc.)

    Currently rotate Brad Miller and Zack Cozart at SS.

    Looks like SEA is giving Chris Taylor a shot at SS for the time being, and Cozart is hurt/due to slow down.

    Are Justin Turner (SS eligible) and/or Kang better options moving forward?

    Thx.

  47. dom says:
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    fun read as always

    my opponent this week essentially has 1 start’s worth of lead in pitching categories this week (W, L, QS, IP, K, ERA, WHIP) and 3 projected probables for the rest of the week.

    For the rest of the week I have
    Frias (@ MIL)
    Lincecum (MIA)
    Cueto (@CWS)
    C Rodon (CIN)
    Fister (ATL)
    Shoemaker (HOU)
    Chavez (@ SEA)

    I’m leaning towards starting everyone, maybe benching Rodon/Lincecum. What do you think? Thanks

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @dom: start them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Thanks! If this is a 8 team league, I’m not starting them…

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: 12 team. I’m wary of Rodon’s command vs Votto and co and Lincecum in general. Think I’ll make a game time call see how the matchup is going

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  48. Clint says:
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    Which SP would you drop in a 12 team roto league to pick up Scooter? Peavy, Eovaldi, or Hutchison?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Clint: Jake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: No DL spot? Peavy

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Peavy’s in the DL spot so technically I’ll have to drop 2 of those three to pick up a 2B now and another when he returns shortly if I keep him.

        • Grey

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          Lose Hutch and Peavy

  49. Mac McMacinmac says:
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    Hi!

    What pitcher would you give up on for jace?

    Heston, c. Anderson, a. Sanchez, or hutch?

    Thank you kindly.

  50. futureman says:
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    Drop Rollins for Andrelton in a limited moves points league?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @futureman: no

  51. Fastpitch says:
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    Thinking I have better options. We start 10 pitchers and have 5 reserves who are all pitchers.
    My staff.
    Gio
    Gray
    Archer
    Anibel
    Zim
    Samardzija
    Happ
    T. Wood
    Ian
    Pomeranz
    Desclanfi
    Jeurys
    Cecil
    Box
    Clippard
    FA. Chen,Chavez,Chase,Betances,Roarke,Despaigne. What changes should I make? 11 teams, no whip, instead net wins.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Fastpitch: add Jesse Chavez and drop T. Wood, or Pom..

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Fastpitch: Add Chavez, drop Clippard

  52. henncoop says:
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    I have Springer hurt & nowhere to put him in a keeper league with only 2 DL slots filled by JFer & Yelich.
    Do I just hang on to all & wait or should I punt Yelich & use the DL slot for Springer picking up Fowler, Ozuna, or Hosmer in a 10 team H2H league
    My OF is solid enough with Souza, Heyward, Cargo , & Polanco filling 3 spots & then Bryant & Arnenado usually filling my 3B & utility (& no CI spot).
    My1B is Pujols but since we keep 7 players ….with Hosmer finally breaking out; he could be a potential keep over Pujols for next year. But he would be mainly a bench for now bat seeing time at utility with matchups or off days for now.
    Just drop Yelich to make room for Springer & grab Hosmer, Ozuna or Fowler?

  53. Fireball Feliz says:
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    *googles Trumbo’s girlfriend *

    There’s some NSFW shizz poping up on google images, IT is gonna come down hard on me for that. Next time I’d appreciate a word of caution Grey

    • ashtray says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: It’s never a good idea to google unknown ladies at work. Especially when it comes to athletes.

      And yeah, Safe Search.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: There’s this really funny video that she is in called “Two Girls, One Cup” – totally SFW.

  54. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    The nice thing about stashing Correa is that he’s a SS, so even if he’s just some shadow of his future self, he’ll likely be better than Dannys Antana.

    I have an OF logjam: Giancarlo, Dickerson, Cain Sugar, Joc P, Marisnick. Can only start 4 of 5. Assuming match ups equal, who do you sit?

    [Dennis Hopper voice]: WHO DO YOU SIT?

  55. SallyCips says:
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    Thanks again for all the advice, Grey and friends, I finally pulled the trigger on the deal that was going back and forth for a week and a half and I thank you all for indulging my nonstop questions about it. I’m pretty bullish when it comes to trades, so it’s good to step back and hear various opinions. Here’s the final deal:

    I get: Kershaw/Desmond/Blackmon/S.Perez/Eovaldi

    I give: C.Santana/Gardner/Wong/Pineda/S.Miller

    Not bad!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @SallyCips: I like it for you, You get the best SP in the game and you sell high on Pineda & Shelby!!

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks, MP! I was surprised that when I received his latest counter. I mean, he added some good players in Gardner and Pineda, but getting Blackmon in return cancels the the former, and well, KERSHAW!

  56. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Wait, here’s what I really wanted to ask: Start Jimmy Nelson today at home against the Cubs?

    So far this year he hasn’t fared well on the second-go round of facing the same team back-to-back. My guess it has something to do with his Experimental Curveball, and people Learning Not To Swing At It.

  57. ashtray says:
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    Say what you want aboutthe Betts hype but even with the poor average he’s on pace for 80/20/100/30 and almost 70 walks. Seems like a decent investment, no?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @ashtray: I have him and love him, BA be damned! It’s all about the juice!

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @ashtray: I really like Mookie Betts but any “on pace for” arguments in April/early May are kind of tenuous, since two home runs in a week throws your whole projection out the window. If I have one HR in April, I’m on pace for 6. Then I hit two more — I’m on pace for 18!

      • ashtray says:
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        @Baron Von Vulturewins: I’m not assuming that his current production will remain what it is. I’m simply making the point that, despite his poor batting average, he is producing at a high rate.

  58. mzyptlk says:
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    Are Verlander or Moore worth holding on DL?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @mzyptlk: I’m holding Moore and feel a little excited about it. After J-Fer, I feel like he’s the best of the TJ lot that’s coming.

  59. b-rock says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Is anything up with Kolten Wong? I haven’t read anything, but he’s been benched in 2 of the past 4 games now.

    Seems like something more than just a regular day off if they’re that close together..

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @b-rock: Another good question is why is the Wong man betting 8th??

      I think Matheny went to the Donnie baseball school of managing..

      • b-rock says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        Actually, just took a peek – and he’s hitting 2nd today.

        I will never understand anything

        • PK says:
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          @b-rock: Yay!

        • rapscallion13 says:
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          @b-rock: Carpenter is not in the lineup, so Wong batting second could just be for today.

  60. reese says:
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    12 team mixed keeper, need an SP, which of: chase Anderson, leake, harang, haren, tillman, chen, Paxton, chavez, lackey, weaver

  61. Mikey says:
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    Should I drop Carlos Rodon, Alex Wood or Carlos Martinez for any of the following?

    Salazar
    Porcello
    Haron
    Paxton
    Miguel Gonzalez

    My other pitchers are:
    Sale
    Harvey
    Shields
    Tanaka (DL)

    • Trusty Russ says:
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      @Mikey: Original Slytherin Salazar (and do it right now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mikey: Rodon for Salazar

  62. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Rank Fiers, Paxton, Miguel Gonzalez ROS?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Brooks Jacoby: that’s the order I would put them in

  63. B.o.B says:
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    Was offered Wood (Alex, you perv!) for Anibal. Pull the trigger?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @B.o.B: I wood..

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @B.o.B: Hold

  64. The Great Knoche says:
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    Shocked not to see a write up on Gyorko. Something along the lines of Beltre.

    He’s 5 for his last 14, with a HR, and has raised his average from .145 to .182, the buy low window is closing people!

    Anyway, nice work. Loved the Hill/Tulo Hamstring line, except that I own lots of Tulo this year.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Oh sweet, 182 BA? He could literally get to .225 by the end of the season.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Nope. That was straight sarcasm, I just figured since you’ve been so in and out love he might have made it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  65. MF FLume says:
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    Gio for David Ortiz? Need a bat, but not a fan of DH-only eligibility.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @MF FLume: I’d say that’s a fair deal.

  66. Bonafide says:
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    Trade Dickerson for Arrieta? 12 Team H2H

  67. Nude Intruder says:
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    That picture made me dream of that forgotten game at the end of the Diamondbacks forgettable 1952 campaign when Dalton Trumbo, then dodging the Mccarthyites (Brandon’s ancestors, obviously), started in left field. He went 0-0, walking 4 times. Ah… those were the good ole days. Roman holiday is allegedly loosely based on the experience.

  68. nuclear molars says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Hilarious as always, my team is suffering in a H2H points league, I have shitty knees McCutchen who I’ve desperately been trying to sell with no success, I can get fowler or place a waiver for dickerson and his plantar fascitis and place McCutchen in my bench waiting for him to get a knee replacement, or should I just wait on McCutchen? Thanks!

  69. John says:
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    Could protect my ratios in h2h but could also go for kill and get more Ks and possibly wins starting Quintana today?

    Im taking shot with Frias today as well, lets hope LIND goes blind in the next 2 hours.

  70. Adam says:
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    I have Souza and Jd Martinez….would u drop one to pick up Adam Lind for utility spot?
    Thanks

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Adam: Nah, the other guys offer more.

  71. Hello Grey, everyone.

    My SPs are Price, Kluber, Cole Hamels, , Salazar, Cashner, Ross. Are they ranked correctly, best to worst? I only need 5 of them due to an innings cap … would it be fair to trade one of the bottom two for, say, Malancon or KRod?

    Or what about Alvarez for one of those closers? I already have Miggy, Moss, Rizzo, Upton, Cespedes for power.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Look ranked right except Ross over Cashner… Alvarez for K-Rod works for me if desperate

  72. Bobby says:
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    In a keeper league that gives giant points per strikeout (11 per) would you trade Marte and Alex Wood for Gerrit Cole and Cody Allen? Would you say Cole is substantially better than Wood because I have a lot of outfielders.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Bobby: Try the trade with a lesser OF

  73. jal179 says:
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    Would consider using their only bench bat on Gose and rotate him with Rajai depnding on who starts?

    Would a combined Tiger leadoff combo of the 2 lead to line like 100 runs, 12HRs. .275 avg, 50 steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jal179: Sounds about right

  74. Joe says:
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    10 team keeper auction draft 6×6 categories

    Just completed this trade:
    Arenado, J Fernandez, Cashner for Trout, A Bradley (I received the Trout side)
    What do you think? I do have Kris Bryant to fill in at 3b
    What can I expect from Bradley?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Joe: Love it! Trout, baby! That’s all ya gotta know!

  75. Sideshow says:
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    Give up on CJ Cron? Kang better bench upside?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Sideshow: CRON vs. KANG is such a comic book fight waiting to happen, and this is from a guy in the industry! I’m kinda intrigued by Kang the Mericiless.

  76. Moobs says:
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    Looking for MI/2b ROS in a H2H OBP league…..Pick 2….Dilson Scooter Aybar Solarte AsCAb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moobs: Scooter, Dilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thankfully no one has thrown Jarrod Dyson at him

  77. PD says:
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    Quick question for anyone who feels like responding: Is my Hammel and Kelly Johnson for his Chris Davis a lop-sided trade? It was vetoed in my league last night and has caused quite the ruckus.

    I say this isn’t 2013 Chris Davis and half the league says that Hammel is “table scraps”. The guy needs a decent pitcher (it’s a 16 team league with NO good SPs on the wire) and I need an improved bat.

    Curious what other baseball minds think of the deal…

    Thoughts?

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @PD: I agree with your league, I would have veto’d it also..Johnson is nothing more than at Hot schmo right now and Hammel is a low tier garbage SP.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @PD: I don’t believe in Veto’ing power for the league. If the commish sees foul play that’s one thing, that’s their job, but otherwise it’s on you.

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @SallyCips: Leaving all trades up to the commish to determine whether fairness or not leads to cheating by the commish, and very unbalanced trades getting passed…seen it too many times….And if I were commish, I would also veto that trade.

        • PD says:
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          @Greyismyhero:

          Thanks for the responses. I guess whenever I run leagues I don’t veto anything unless it’s obvious collusion.

          In this league, a “low tier garbage SP” doesn’t exist. 16 teams means guys like Sabathia and Tim Hudson are the only SPs out there.

          And this isn’t 2013 Chris Davis anymore. But again, thanks for the input.

          • Greyismyhero says:
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            I wouldnt have Hammel in a 20 teamer, just me..

            • PD says:
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              @Greyismyhero:

              I’d take him over the dregs that are available on the wire in this league, as well as a lot of the pitchers that are already rostered. But hey, everyone values guys differently. And that’s the point I’m trying to make in that league. Just because one person doesn’t value someone doesn’t mean someone else feels the same way.

        • SallyCips says:
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          @Greyismyhero: Get a better commish? I’ve been a commish for years, and only a few times did I step in and wag my finger. And never did I cheat at all. League votes lead to too many people vetoing because THEY didn’t get that deal and not because it’s fair or unfair.

  78. papasmurf says:
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    @Malicious Phenom: @Malicious Phenom: It’s the patented costanza smurf luck. No one’s fault but mine. Hos hitting .500+ when on bench, .224 when in my lineup.

    4 homers on bench (when the lineup has 4 hits) is really a rough pill to swallow.

    I would have started backup Nick Hundley cuz Grandal inexplicably got a day off (unless he’s hurt which I didn’t see). But the time I saw the LAD lineup, the COL game had already begun and it was too late.

    Good to see Carrasco get a solid win vs. a tough KC club though.

  79. Reid says:
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    I dropped Souza in order to stash Correa. Have D’Arnaud on my DL and ultimate utility man Zobrist on the bench (SS 2B and OF eligibility). Have Ozuna, Myers, Soler, Avisail. Keeper league. Am I doing things right over here? Ozuna and Avisail over Souza long term? Have Gordon, Desmond at infield.

    Great write up this morning! I especially love ‘ol Joco! Peace!!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Reid: I would’ve dropped D’Arn and added Zob to my DL, opened up a spot that way. Souza is worth keeping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Thanks! Ozuna, Avisail, Souza long term… But would’ve dropped Travis or Zobrist

  80. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    GET TO DA HARPPAAAAAAA!

    With that being said, given the news that Ryu is still sitting at 82-83 MPH, would you drop him to make room for Chavez, Chen, Shoe, or Synder (he’ll be gone by the time he’s called up in this league). I’ve got a surplus of [better] DL’d guys on this team, so Ryu is taking up a regular non-DL roster spot.

    Thanks!

  81. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Haha I spit my coffee out at Longo, the fantasy Groundhog… Then I realized I’ve owned him the last 3 years. Damn those cute little furry creatures

  82. Cutch's Cut Dreads says:
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    Morning!

    Better upside play, redraft league: Burns or P Tucker?

    No immediate needs for power or speed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  83. Jordan73 says:
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    10×10 H2H Categories

    Owner wants my Devon Travis. That would still leave me with Altuve and Mookie for 2B/MI. McCutchen and Braun are killing me in the OF, so if I can get Wil Myers for Travis, is that good value or should I ask for more?

    Thanks!

    • chucky says:
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      The Travis regression has already begun. Id make that move. Myers was the #1 touted prospect just 2 years ago. We tend to forget those things.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Jordan73: I love my Travis, but Myers for him is fine.

    • PK says:
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      @Jordan73: Pull the trigger

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Jordan73: Good deal, do it.

  84. Scott says:
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    Hi Grey. I have one matchup acquisition this week. I’m thinking a Dodger as they play at Coors starting tomorrow. Who is the best play?
    Grandal
    Ethier
    Turner

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It’s too perfect, right? You can’t even see the I in his name. I lol’d.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: a single mom took that pic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trumbo’s?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: now I’m confused, I searched but didn’t really see anything on it. what am I missing?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Where do I start? Kidding!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I saw a hot brunette but nothing to confirm anything, is she a tranny?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, she’s just smoking

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: really, in today’s “lets be healthy” age, now maybe if she was vaping that would be hot, but its not like high school where feathered hair, a motley crue jacket, and smoking marlboros with boobs is all I needed to get it going, who am I kidding, it only took boobs, our librarian was stacked!…I talk to much

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “You can shush me any time,” a 15-year-old J-FOH.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      “you can duct tape me anytime” college J-FOH

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “You have the right to remain silent.” Cop to college JFOH

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      hey! that was junior college…and high school….and after that I never got caught.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My bad!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you so bad!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is that to yourself?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I went to the doctor the other day and he told me I was scizophrenic, I said no I’m not…me neither

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That reminds me of a funny joke — shut up, no it doesn’t!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      that’s a good one boss…you’re such an ass kisser…no I’m not…shut up Tristan’s bitch

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA… You love Tristan!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  85. chucky says:
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    Short on SP with Cobb out. Have a legit shot to win this year. Drop Cobb for Paxton 12 team H2H? Does anyone really think Cobb is gonna pull a Tanaka and give us a handful of good starts? I don’t, Im tempted. Its a Dynasty but no DL spots

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @chucky: DO IT

  86. Five-On-One says:
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    Pick a side – CarGonz for Kluber.

  87. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points –

    1. Lost Springer (my UTIL bat) to the 7 day DL so which bat should I pick up to replace him in his absence? I’ll have to drop a pitcher for whoever it is, so who is my most expendable pitcher? Keep in mind I was going to stream Hammel tomorrow @MIL…

    2. Any other add/drop advice based on the available players?

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Freeman
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Segura
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Brantley, Heyward, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: ?
    Bench: (G. Springer)

    DL (1): A. Rendon

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: (Smyly, Fiers, Paxton, Colome, Hammel)
    Bench Total: (5)

    FA Bats: Kipnis, Wong, R. Zimmerman, Polanco, Span, Fowler, Morrison, M. Cabrera, J. Peterson, Prado, Pillar, Blackmon, A. Russell, A. Simmons, P. Tucker…

    Available SP Pitching: Chavez, Rodon, Hughes, M. Gonzalez, T. Ross, Cosart, R. De Le Rosa, Dickey, Eovaldi, Shoemaker, J. Nelson, T. Walker, Quintana, C. Anderson, A. Warren, Happ, Lackey, J. Kelly, Greene, W. Peralta, D. Norris, Hahn, I.Kennedy, B. Morrow, Iwakuma, A. Bradley

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @ebudz: Drop Hammel for Polanco.

      • ebudz says:
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        @Greyismyhero: Let’s see if our Hero Grey agrees! In the meantime, time to smoke it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Hammel for Kipnis

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good Grey!

        Also, Tyson Ross was just dropped into the above pitcher pool… Think he’s worth owning over anyone on my staff or is he just a streamer in this somewhat shallow league?

  88. Chris says:
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    H2h points league – Fiers or Rodon ROS?

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    Are you at all worried about Xander? He’s been more or less useless for awhile. He’s been one of the major weak links in my lineup for a bit after his hot first two weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Meh, no more than about 20 other guys that are on my teams and struggling

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, I know the potential is there, and there really aren’t any options out there (aside from Cozart and Dannys), so I just have to sit and hope he removes his head from his ass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  90. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    “A.J. Pollock!!!” HAHAHAHA – That is f***ing GOLD!!

  91. Steve says:
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    What do you think, LoMo or Kennys ROS?

  92. The Great Knoche says:
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    Trade Offer for y’all to ponder. Devon Travis for Eric Hosmer. 12 Team 6×6 w/ OBP

    -Team trading Hosmer would still have Freeman at 1B and likely pick up LaRoche at CI
    Currently has Josh Harrison at 2B

    -Team Trading Travis Currently has Carlos Santana at 1B and Lind at CI, Hosmer would be an upgrade at Utility. Would be picking up/Streaming Lemathieu, Prado, Odubel.

    Which Side you like?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I kinda hate Hosmer, and love Travis. Wouldn’t do it personally, but I’m sure others will feel different.

  93. SallyCips says:
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    Shoo is an interesting case for me. I, badly, traded Tanaka for him a few weeks back, but he’s slowly turning on the engines, and in Texas it can go full throttle rather quick. And the owner I traded Tanaka to has grown tired of waiting for an answer and dropped him. So I picked him back up, DL’d him, and basically negated the “bad”. All upside from here no mater what.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: I don’t mind losing Tanaka for him

  94. John says:
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    WONG in da 2 Hole

    • PK says:
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      @John: Good times!

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @John: Just wash thoroughly when your done.

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @John: Matheny finally stopped being a prude! (though only because Carpenter is out today)

  95. wJessereid says:
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    Is Marisnick a keeper?

    Should I be trying to sell high on any of Travis, Voght or Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wJessereid: In an AL-Only league, sure… For the right price

  96. Scott says:
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    Could you pick 5 of the SPs below?

    Travis Wood, Phil Hughes, Shelby Miller, Matt Shoemaker, Chase Anderson, Ubaldo Jimenez, Miguel Gonzalez, Taijuan Walker, Mat Latos, Hisashi Iwakuma, Jarred Cosart

    Thanks! Love the work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Hughes, Gonzalez, Hisashi, Miller, Shoe… Thanks!

  97. EA says:
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    Would you drop Jimmy Nelson for Cosart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: No

  98. Malicious Phenom says:
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    I have a couple of xtra OF’s would you trade 2 bench bats, CarGon and Marte for Cutch..

    Cutch says his ‘knee is not the problem for his slow start and he feels like he is ready to heat up’!

  99. B the Esq. says:
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    10 team H2H keeper. Keep 5. Potential trade of underperforming studs…..which side you want Cutch v. Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, it’s fair

  100. Greyismyhero says:
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    Drop Jimenez for Colome? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, smoke it!

  101. The Big Yabu says:
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    7×7 roto, includes QS and K/9 —
    Colome is available. Drop Chavez, Heston, or Chase Anderson for him? Or stand pat?

  102. Eric says:
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    Happy Wong Day, Grey!! I know stickin’ wong in the 2 hole has long been a dream of yours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  103. Malicious Phenom says:
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    IT’S ABOUT TIME:

    Kolten Wong is batting second for the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.
    It’s his first time batting higher than sixth this season. Wong was held out of Wednesday’s lineup with the Cardinals facing left-hander Jon Lester, but he did hit a pinch-hit single. The young second baseman is batting .387/.406/.565 in 64 plate appearances since April 21.

    ALSO TODAY Guerrero is batting 5th for LA..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Wong in the two-hole is what she said.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  104. JoeCool says:
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    I know you’re down on V-Mart, Grey.

    Would you swap him for Ryan Zimmerman straight up? (6×6 OPS league)

      • JoeCool says:
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        @Grey:

        What about V-Mart for Lester?

        SPs are Cueto, Carrasco, Hughes, Quintana, Fiers, Stream (6×6 QS)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Lester

  105. royce! says:
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    Norris should be fine. He had played too many games and Wil Nieves had been atrocious (both offensively and defensively), so Hedges is up to give Norris a break. I think Norris has been taking grounders at 1B before the game so Alonso might be the player most affected by Hedges coming up.

  106. Ron says:
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    Kinsler or D. Travis for MI spot ROS in points league with penalty for strikeouts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ron: Making the Travis trade you asked about would have been suggested if Kinsler was thought to be better.

      • Ron says:
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        @Cram It: If the trades were identical I could understand your point. But since they were not this questions would seem to still be relevant. Perhaps the choice of trading Kinlser was more about what was being returned and not what was being sent. Just a thought.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ron: You should really do trade C.

          • Ron says:
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            @Cram It: Will do. Thanks.

  107. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, that picture of Aunt Heathe Jenner was CLASSIC! Good Shizz. Now that we have more than a sample size your theory of Cutch’s power being in his pirate dreadlocks is now a fact, right? Much like Samson & his locks and The Fantasy Master Lothario’s elegant mustache. Thankfully I stayed away from him this year and stuck to my guns with AJ, Stanton & Rizzo. Thanks BFF, Internet hug for your preseason ranks and for pushing me to draft Harper in the 2nd round.

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Aunt Heather Jenner (missed the R on that one & my last name already gets confused with Heather so I had to correct it) No one ever believes that’s my real last name, funny shizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: BFF! Haha, thanks… No problem, hopefulyl he stays away from walls…

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: BFF, 10 H2H no limits, Shoemaker or Rodon? I’ve got

        Samardzija
        Arrieta
        A Wood
        Strasburg
        Fiers
        Salazar
        Shoemaker
        DL-Iwakuma

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodon

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, I have a sneaky suspicion that Dickerson will have a flare up on Saturday and Sunday, (Kershaw & Greinke)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He should, if he’s smart

  108. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    5 x 5, OBP & SLG, top 50 or so are kept.

    Dude just offered me

    A. Jones and Rendon
    for
    My Harper

    What say Grey?

  109. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    It’s Friars vs. Fiers!!!!

  110. Chris says:
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    Denand Span/Ben Revere comment – um..er… hmmmm.

    *cannot make eye contact for a few minutes until topic changes*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        :/

        Don’t think we had a meeting of minds there. Wasn’t making a joke, as such.

  111. rainking99 says:
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    I want to pick up Fiers……

    I need to drop one of the following:

    T.Bauer
    J.Hammel
    A.Colome
    Giles
    Gose
    Burns
    L.Martin

    leaning Bauer…..so inconsistent and hard to trust

    Thanks for any help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop a bench bat, Gose, Burns and Martin are redundant… Lose Burns

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @rainking99: Of those three SPs Bauer is the last one I would drop, but you definitely drop one (or two, really) of those bats.

  112. Clay says:
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    Who would you prefer between Matt Adams and Lind (I would use either only against RHPs), and could you briefly explain why?

  113. Cohen says:
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    Grey , would u drop Igesias for Kang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Cohen says:
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      @Cohen: forgot the L sorry

      • Cohen says:
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        @Cohen: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. Kwadjo says:
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    I think it may be time to get that Gyorko out of my middle infidel spot. Who’s the pickup: D. Santana, A. Guerroro, B. Crawford, B.Lawrie or Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  115. Chad says:
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    Can I get a yes or no call on a couple players I’m a 10 teamer/H2Hr: Colome, Weaver, and Mesoraco…

    Thanks

  116. Happyharry says:
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    Givme some possible trade targets( Hitters) for my Chris Sale! H2H,6×6,12team..Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one knows what you need

      • Happyharry says:
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        Hitting – HR,RBI,H..power. Just wanted to see what you think Sale might bring to kick off some trade proposals.Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shoot for Abreu and work your way down

  117. Wilsonian says:
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    So I went to the Cubs/Cardinals game last night (Cubs fan here) and I don’t think Lester has really turned the corner yet. He still looks like he’s pressing. The second he would get in trouble – mostly of his own doing – he would seem to unravel. You could see him get pissed when he dropped that easy play on Heyward. I think he’ll get out of the funk as the season goes on, but I feel like he’s really trying too hard to live up to his contract.

    Rizzo, on the other hand, is just a friggin beast. That HR was a no-doubter crush job. And he drilled that double down the line. He’s like a left handed Goldy with those wheels these days, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed, Lester didn’t look great… Rizzo flips his wrist and homers

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Wilsonian: I wish I owned Rizzo somewhere. Dude is a player with a capital P.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: @Phil of the Future: funny thing about Rizzo is I read a quote from him saying how he doesn’t care about homeruns. He said something along the lines of “so you hit a ball 25 times in a season that happens to go over the fence? Who cares? I’m more worried about moving runners over, driving in runs, the little things.” I’m paraphrasing, but that was the gist of it. Sounds to me like he’s a guy with his head on straight, too. And has a desire to play the game the right way. Which makes me all the happier to have him on one fantasy team and my real team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He flicked a home run the other day that looked like a pop up, and he’s running? Yum

  118. Cohen says:
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    Grey, what u drop Iglesis for Jace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Cheese says:
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    Harper and moss for tulo and pineda?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Cheese: Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  120. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, so there players that are still in a funk (heyward and cargo) how long before i say joke was on me, bad draft.. thought they would be good but obvoulsy j hey is who i thought he was a average player, 10 HRs, 20 bags 360 OBP and 244 AVG. Cargo is done.

    Can those players be dropped for likes R Davis, M Bryd and Garcia… 5 weeks in and there not showing any sign of being trust worthy.

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @Prime_Time_Players: Seems a little early to give up on Heyward IMO, barely settled in to the new lineup and still being moved around the order. 2012 seems long ago, when Heyward had a line of 93/27/82/21/.269, but he’s always been streaky and I’d hold off on dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  121. kingforaday151 says:
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    Wong’s in the two-hole for Thursday’s game!!…..err, maybe Wong in the two-hole isn’t the best way to exclaim my excitement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  122. MIke says:
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    I’m looking to stream a pitcher tomorrow(10 team H2H) My ERA and WHIP are already blown to shit for the week so I’m only looking for K’s, QS & W. What matchup do you like best for those stats?

    Miguel Gonzalez @ NYY
    Hammel @ Mil
    Timmy vs MIA
    Cosart @ SF
    Nelson vs CHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON…Nelson

  123. Todd says:
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    Hey, Grey.

    What do you think of this trade in a 12-team points league?

    Cole for Samardzija and Joc?

    Thanks!
    Todd.

    • pondfrogsplash says:
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      @Todd: I’d want Joc. He is fun to own.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  124. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I drop Alex Guerrero for Byrd, Kelly Johnson, Plouffe, Ethier? 6×6 H2H, OBP. Currently using Guerrero in UTIL and to sub on off days, etc.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for today

  125. Kendrys or Lind ROS?
    In a Dyson vacuum

  126. Scott says:
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    Trade advice: Stephen Vogt or Buster Posey for Miguel Cabrera? I need a corner infidel and he needs a catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: which is more fair, Vogt or Posey?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott: Neither are fair, but Posey is less offensive.

          • Scott says:
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            @Cram It: Would Carlos Santana be more fair to take for Posey?

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott: Yes. Miggy is one of the best hitters in the game. No one in their right mind would trade him for a catcher.

              • Scott says:
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                @Cram It: Thank you. ESPN’s Player Rater is stupid.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Scott: That’s why you come here!

    • MIke says:
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      @Scott: I wish I had a Taco in my leagues. :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up…Lind

  127. BraveArnie says:
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    Hi Grey!

    thanks for the great stuff!
    Would you give F. Liriano + K. Jansen for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Stras

  128. WThothot says:
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    Love the “Just Give Me The Damn Ball!” reference…but, uh, never mind.

  129. Clemente says:
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    6×6 Roto, currently in 1st, I punted saves, so I currently have zero.

    Considering this trade.

    Send:
    AJ Pollock, Mark Canha and Dallas Keuchel
    Receive:
    Justin Upton and Huston Street

    Hitters: Pretty stacked – Trout, Abreu, C.Gomez, Brantley, Santana, Kipnis, C.Davis, Sandoval, X.Bogaearts, A.Rendon, C. Santana, E. Hosmer,

    My current pitching staff is:
    Strasburg, G.Cole, Arrietta, C. Carrasco, T. Bauer, S. Kazmir, A. Burnett, S. Miller, J. Cozart, T.Wood, A.Sanchez

    Should i even be thinking twice? Start 6 OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

      • Clemente says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  130. Baren says:
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    What side do you like in a trade?

    Tulo & Myers or Puig & Desmond?

    I currently have the Tulo side.

    Great stuff with the Gabourey Sidibe line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Puig

  131. John says:
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    Looks like your pretty high on Colome, solid arm to own in 10 teamer? With upside is he getting close to owning over guys like quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab COlome

  132. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    “#RedSox today relieved Juan Nieves of his duties as the team’s major league pitching coach.”

    Yeah, because it was definitely his fault that the BoSox pitching has been awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  133. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. The SON says Archie Bradley will be pitching on Saturday vs. Ross.. Is that true cause I have him on my DL and there’s no info about him returning on Yahoo or CBS..?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  134. viv_savage says:
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    Grabbed Andrelton for Alcides, who would you start once Alcides is back? H2H points league. I’d probably have to drop whoever I’m not starting..I’d prefer not to drop Lind to carry a bench SS (though it’s also tempting to bail on Bruce).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  135. Frank White says:
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    Also, pickup Syndergaard in all mixed leagues??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. WThothot says:
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    Devon Travis and Wong have both been recently dropped in my 12-team 6×6 (OPS/Holds) H2H Keeper League.

    I’ve got Betts at 2B, Alexei Ramirez at SS and 2B/SS Addison Russell backing up both as my only bench bat, and am getting itchy to drop Alexei.

    I have 10 SPs ranging from Kluber/Arrieta to Fiers/Paxton/Rodon, with Syndergaard in an NA slot.

    1. Aside from a DL stint, in what hypothetical situation would you recommend *not* holding Alexei Ramirez? Another 2-3 weeks of bleh? Longer?

    2. If there’s a decent chance of me dropping Alexei in the next 30 days, and moving A. Russell into my SS spot, would it be worth dropping any of my lower-% owned SPs (Fiers/Paxton/Rodon) my Holds guy (Sergio Romo) or my about-to-be Holds guy (Boxberger) for Wong or Travis as a bench bat/platoon with Betts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Drop Alexei and Addison

      • WThothot says:
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        @Grey:

        Wow, didn’t expect that. Thanks, G.

  137. ERad says:
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    Groundbreaking stuff from Karabell today over at ESPN – Joc Pederson’s HR pace is currently unsustainable

    • ashtray says:
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      @ERad: I for one fully expect Joc to finish with 50+ HRs. What does Karabell know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  138. mauledbypandas says:
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    deGrom doesn’t really have a mullet, that is just a dude with long hair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it long on top too?

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: Not sure if you were going for a joke there but well played if you were doing a carpet/drapes thing. He has long hair, like Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall long.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  139. Colton says:
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    Need to pick two:
    Hammel, Colome, Ubaldo, Chavez, Descalfani ain’t no holla back girl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Chavez, Colome

  140. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H – W, L, SV, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    Would you cut anyone from my roster for the following available arms:

    Colome
    Buchholz

    My Pitching Staff:

    SP: Samardzija, Shoemaker, Hutchison, Hahn, M.Gonzalez x2 (both Miguel and Marco), J.Nelson
    RP: W.Davis, Familia, Grilli
    DL: Iwakuma

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: J. Parker is available too. He may be back in a couple weeks.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Wilsonian: and Syndergaard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn for Buchholz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marco for Colome

  141. Frank Condor says:
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    Hey Grey! Loved the write-up. Which undesirable 2b would you take ROS: Odor, Panik or Micha Johnson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Johnson

  142. ashtray says:
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    How far has McCutchen’s stock fallen since draft? Would you take Pederson over him? Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  143. the swinging says:
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    Khris Davis blows goats. Put him on a train and say bye byee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  144. Bocephus says:
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    Trade D Travis for Carrasco? Have Kipnis to replace Travis. Yes, hold, or aim higher? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  145. tony says:
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    joey bats and desmond for pederson and semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bats

  146. TJ says:
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    Hey Grey, wondering what you think about value for these players. I’m in a 10 team H2H dynasty league with minor rosters. I’ve currently got Pederson on my minor roster and have been kicking myself for not putting him on my active roster, but I have too many position players so I’m looking to move them. Curious as to which players you would try to combine for a 2 for 1 deal and what kind of value I’m looking at. (sorry for long post)

    I’ve got Cain, Hosmer, Avisail, Moobs and Blackmon that I’m interesting in moving. Trying to put 2 of them together for a 1 deal, preferably a position player. All of them are hot right now so it’s difficult to decide which two will give out throughout the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Moobs for a closer? Or just drop Moobs and play Joc

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ve got 5 closers so that might not work. Think those two together might be worth any worthwhile position player?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try it

  147. the swinging says:
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    Fiers getting worked about right for the way my era is going this season. Can’t buy a decent start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  148. ebudz says:
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    Another question for ya Grey!

    Tyson Ross was just dropped into the following pitcher pool… Think he’s worth owning over anyone on my staff or is he just a streamer in this somewhat shallow league?

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points –
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: (Smyly, Fiers, Paxton, Colome)

    Available SP Pitching: T. Ross, Chavez, Rodon, Hughes, Eovaldi, M. Gonzalez, Cosart, R. De Le Rosa, Dickey, Shoemaker, J. Nelson, T. Walker, Quintana, C. Anderson, I.Kennedy, A. Warren, Happ, Lackey, J. Kelly, Greene, W. Peralta, D. Norris, Hahn, B. Morrow, Iwakuma, A. Bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Colome or Fiers, depending on how today goes for Fiers

  149. the swinging says:
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    Lind 2 for 2 with a jack.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loving him!

  150. Great White North says:
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    I was all set to figure out if you really would take a cash bet on Lind over Braun at the end of the year……….the Boom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind!

  151. B the Esq. says:
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    J-Roll or Simmons at SS RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  152. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Was just watching the Cubs/Cardinals game and in the Cards dugout is some hot blonde security guard (or cop) in aviator glasses sitting there like she owns the place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Matheny’s sister, prolly

  153. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Im gonna be 1-4 in my 12 team h2h league and need to shake things up.

    Would you trade Cutch and Odorizzi for A.Jones and Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  154. burningbridges247 says:
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    Grey,
    I know you are high on Colome, but my league is QS instead of wins. Still take him over Shoemaker or Quintana? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Quintana

  155. Adam Jonze says:
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    Hey G,
    Would you trade Odorizzi for Soler?
    5×5 h2h where my OF is Jones, Dickerson, Billy Ham, Myers, Avisail (bench). SPs are kinda a mess: T Ross, A Wood, Odorizzi, Hahn, Shoe, CMart, Hammel, Rodon, Folty, Paxton, Iwakuma

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Soler

  156. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Anyone watching the MKE/LA game? Is the ump calling a super tight strike zone or what? The ESPN gamecast is showing like half of Fiers’ pitches as strikes, but called balls. Cust Curious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, eating lunch

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I’d like to see JB do a pitcher profile on Fiers. Guy racks up the Ks, but the Bs and ERA kill me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…Ask JB, he knows Fiers well, I’m sure, he’s a Brewers fan

  157. PB&J says:
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    Fiers with the walks! But the strike outs…. I don’t know what to think.

    Drop him for Chase Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  158. Brett says:
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    Keeper league would you rather Souza or avisail Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  159. John says:
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    Sonvabench Quintana. It was calculated though and overall good to see him pitch well for that matter.

    Frias actually looked solid seemed to be getting squeezed, he does have a problem with lefties, LIND!! Id def keep tabs to see if he sticks in rotation for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  160. Fungazi says:
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    Lackey bringin’ that HEAT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  161. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey, Springer hit the DL today in my league. I streamed Pomeranz today, who coupled with Fiers killed me. I’ve seen you mention a couple of guys worthy of snagging on the wire… so who would you recommend out of the following?

    1.)Do I drop Pomeranz and add a bat: Jace Peterson, Kennys Vargas, Logan Morrison, Preston Tucker or Billy Burns.

    2)Or because I’ve got some iffy SP’s do I drop Pomeranz and add Colome, Folty or stash Marco Gonzales? My roster is below, also would you hang onto Fiers or is one of the other arms an upgrade?

    3) Finally do you like my DL stashes, or would you drop Arcia and add SP Moore, RP Parnell or SP Corbin? Thanks in advance!

    ( 5×5 HTH OBP league)
    Bats
    C McCann
    1B Freeman
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS A.Ramirez
    OF Stanton
    OF Calhoun
    OF Soler
    OF Betts
    Util Pollock
    Util Semien
    Util Avisail Garcia
    Bench Lawrie
    DL C Yan Gomes
    DL Springer
    DL Arcia

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Odorizzi
    P Cole
    P Salazar
    P Paxton
    SP Ventura
    SP Walker
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench SP Pomeranz
    Bench SP Fiers
    Bench SP Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Lomo 2) Hold 3) Hold

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Gracias, Danke, Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  162. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H.
    Salty worthy to replace Plawecki when he gets the call? Plawecki might be the better hitter, but eventually d’Arnaud is coming back and the rest of the catchers available have little to no PT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  163. Abe Froman says:
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    Adams Jones and Drew Smyly for Dickerson, Marisnick, Garrett Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  164. Free Max B says:
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    12 team, H2H league with QS and OPS:

    Just got Kluber in a trade today, and already received an offer.

    He’s offering Yoenis, Kinsler and Heyward for Kluber and Liriano.

    Was thinking about countering Kluber, Liriano, Russell and Bruce for the same three plus Gio.

    C- Ramos
    1B – Pujols
    2B- Russell
    3B- Boegarts
    SS- Desmond
    OF- Jones
    OF- Dickerson
    OF – Myers
    Util – Bruce
    Util – Duda
    BN- Garcia

    SP – Kluber
    SP- Zimmermann
    SP – DeGrom
    SP – Liriano
    SP – A Wood
    SP – McHugh
    SP – Martinez
    SP – Fiers
    SP – Salazar
    SP – Kennedy
    NA – Marco Gonzalez
    RP – Boxberger
    RP – Familia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  165. sniff test says:
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    Interesting seeing Billy Burns drawing the start and leading off today.

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @sniff test:

      He’s actually led off five of the last six games. Not great, but not bad so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  166. Q says:
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    Weather report in Denver looks grim. Like, might not get even one game in grim. So much for Coors stacking. I thought I was so clever for my Hundley batty call this week.

  167. Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help? says:
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    G

    Can already see tomorrow post with Fiers. Walk him to the door and throw him into the pool.

    Who do you trust better ROS
    Fiers/buchholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Buchholz

  168. AA says:
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    I’ve got 2 open roster spots in a 12 team league. There are absolutely zero SP’s worthy of picking up at this point. We have a season limit on roster moves so I don’t want to stream all season long. Would Chris Young and Carlos Villanueva be good options to pick up? Both have SP and RP startability in my league. Seems like they would both be good for counting stats and an occasional win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  169. los locos says:
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    Grey, couple articles from fangraphs and yahoo on Clay Bucholtz suggest bad luck… Do you see a unlucky pitcher? I mean his K/9 through the roof at 11 and walks 2.8 BB/9… Are you a believer is this someone I should trade for and Clay can turn it around?

    If so would you offer Chavez or Paxton for Buck?

    http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/a-decade-of-era-xfip-is-clay-buchholz-a-buy-low/

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/fantasy-roto-arcade/pitching-by-the-numbers–bet-on-buchholz-175103291.html

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks unlucky

  170. Chris says:
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    Need a starter for Saturday in H2H league. Either the potential of Rodon or the somewhat steadiness of W. Yin Chen. I know Rodon is probably better but with it being his first start I’m scared he gets blown up. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  171. WilliamJamesHuff says:
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    Who is the better waiver wire pickup Lind or Pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  172. rainking99 says:
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    Quintana is available as FA……

    which SP would you swap out (if any)?

    Bauer
    Hammel
    Paxton
    Colome
    Rodon
    Fiers

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  173. Joey Bag O'Donuts says:
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    I need trade advice:

    I’ve been offered McCuthen and Kulber for

    Dee Gordon
    Joey Votto
    Carlos Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • Joey Bag O'Donuts says:
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        @Grey:

        You’ve been blasting Mccutchen like he took your sister to prom and he still has her garter hanging from his mirror? You really think I should take it? I respect your opinion, but if this breaks my team I’ll cry about it all year.

  174. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Kris Bryant with three K’s today. Getting kinda genuinely pissed that guys on my bench keep going yard while waiting for this kid to hit one. He now has me at negative 7 HRs for the season having him in my lineup over other players. So, if he manages 20 HRs the rest of the way (which looks VERY doubtful) he’ll have provided me an aggregate 13. Which blows!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need bench bats

  175. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: My Abreu for Vmart Familia Soria ? my team currently
    pierz
    Abreu
    Kendrick
    Donaldson
    flores
    cespedes
    cruz
    rasmus
    chris davis
    Pablo

    pitching
    jeff shark
    simon
    pineda
    hanh
    jesse chavez
    peavey
    shoemaker
    will harris rp
    scribner rp
    aj ramos rp

    • Anthony says:
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      @Anthony: bump. grey u missed my comment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu side, it’s not close

  176. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Is there any reason on effin earth (besides my stubbornness ) to hold on to Werth ? Dude is like my dumb bomb . I was dumb to draft him dumb to hold him so long and he will explode as soon as i drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, drop him

  177. KarlJ says:
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    ok to drop Shoemaker or DeSciafini for Synergaard for a bench pitcher slot ( non keeper)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeScl

  178. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    kluber is getting clobbered,again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is crazy

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Hosmer just hit a 3 run homer off of Kluber 4-0 KC in the top of the 2nd!

  179. bobbo says:
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    Who do you like for the rest of the season, McCann or Grandal? OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  180. Josh says:
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    Oh. My. God.

    This was the first year I ever drafted two pitchers early, because Strasburg and Kluber fell to me. Joke’s on me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a massacre

  181. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    KlubERA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  182. dk says:
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    Well, if you’re still buying Kluber, now is the lowest his value will be…Are we still buying Kluber?

  183. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Drop A Wood for Buchholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  184. Carnac says:
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    Looks like maybe someone misses Yan Gomes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: *sheds tear* i drafted him in all my tough leagues

      • Carnac says:
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        “Kluber, Actually” starring TOM JANE: “No one can pitch through… a broken heart.”

        • Carnac says:
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          “Sigh Young” – He struckout at love, now he’s just trying to pitch for contact.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Klub Paradise – It just sucks

            • Carnac says:
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              Knocked Up: He thought it would only be one bad game

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                The Others: Everyone else with a better ERA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  185. Abdoozy says:
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    would you drop Fiers for Rodon?

    12 tm H2H 6×6 with QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  186. Kid A says:
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    Just when you think Kulber’s hit his nadir, he breaks out a shovel and keeps digging. Loving it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I don’t own him, so don’t hate it, but this is crazy

  187. Cram It says:
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    “Prediction? Pain” – Kluber Lang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  188. Malicious Phenom says:
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    This is Yasmani Grandal TODAY

    4-4, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

    • Kid A says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      It can read and regurgitate Rotoworld AND a box score!!!

  189. Jon says:
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    Grandal or Miguel Montero ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  190. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I think dropping Grandall might have been a mistake 4-3-4-8 2hrs 2bb How many ww is he sitting on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A lot according to ownership numbers

  191. Mark says:
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    Smyly or McHugh? 11 team 7×7 with QS and holds

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  192. SteveNZ says:
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    Fuck baseball.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: It’s not good when one of the guys you’re relying on to salvage the day is Choo.

  193. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    i’m guessing in slugging and OBP instead of homers and AVG dynasty this deal isn’t good for me
    my bruce and frazier
    for
    swihart/pollock/wright

    I’d be dropping Hundley to do it. I’m thinking I just don’t want Wright long term.

    2. different league. 12 team h2h redraft with OPS/net steals/BB’s and assists. somebody dropped desmond. I added rusney as 2nd BN bat when Hanram got hurt. add any of inciarte/desmond/canha/forsythe over rusney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier side…Desmond

  194. SteveNZ says:
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    I think I just have to accept that Fiers is one of those guys who is shit when I own him and good when I don’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  195. Cram It says:
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    Whatever happened to that guy who used to write posts about old-timey baseball? Think he had a black and white avatar of a guy at a typewriter? Wasn’t exactly fantasy baseball relevant, but enjoyable reads nonetheless…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulie? Not sure

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Cram It: he made a comment (not an article) just recently on a Grey or somebody else’s post.

  196. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    2015 Kluber is reminding me of 2011 Ubaldo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  197. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    and this is why grandal was told to be held over pierzyn and caleb, now he’s gone and i’m stuck with one of these two in some spots.

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: and i typed above before i saw about the 2nd homer. jesus. also playing against him in my most important league. neat.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  198. stuff says:
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    Edinson wheels off in this 3rd inning. Kinda like all my starts this week lol. Surprised I don’t have him going for me today. I had to check twice just to make sure.

    Damn…Wong only 1/4 today with a K. Back to the 8 hole with ye!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  199. Flunkie says:
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    I sold high on Hosmer in a 14-team keeper for Xander. You like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  200. Jim says:
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    Tehol
    Would you drop Happ, Harang, or Chavez for Jason Hammel?
    Is it close?
    , trying to decide how much , if any, to bid for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tehol isn’t here

  201. bdub says:
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    Have sale, harvey, gray, Leake and quintana as starting 5 in standard h2h.

    Would you sell high on gray for hamels and arrieta? He may not do gray.. how about for sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for Hamels and Arrieta

  202. Jim says:
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    Grey, sorry about that…confusing my articles…
    Would you drop Happ, Harang, or Chavez for Jason Hammel?
    Is it close?
    Trying to decide how much , if any, to bid for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harang, not that close

  203. SteveNZ says:
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    That’s more like the Volquez we’ve come to know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: wasn’t he himself last start too (i.e. bad)

  204. HighHeat says:
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    Dang!! Another bad start for Kluber and Arrieta today. When does “it’s early everything will be OK ” Turn into “Damm my team is in trouble?” Can you talk me off the ledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early

      • HighHeat says:
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        @Grey: I’m rolling with you! Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  205. Jerry says:
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    Hey Grey, drop Burnett for Colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  206. Tom says:
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    You said in comments that you think Sale’s issues might be mechanical, but I’m worried. I don’t have him but I was thinking about proposing the following trade to someone who loves MadBum & Reddick (No, I don’t think it’s sexual). Is this a win for me?

    Bumgarner & Reddick for his Sale & Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade for Sale with Bum

  207. goodfold2 says:
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    nelson or any of these in dynasty. happ/colome/heston. recently dropped heston for chavez due to yesterday heston.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  208. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    cashner was dropped, like him more than smyly or alex wood ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  209. Joeg414 says:
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    Cron on the bench again and not hitting . “Hope is a good thing ”

    Cut for Y. Alonso ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go ahead

  210. Matt says:
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    Have plenty of pitching and looking to move some because of my league’s IP cap. Got offered Reddick for Samardzija, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Samardzija

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: What if expand it to Bauer and Samardzija for Reddick and Casilla? Again, I’m looking to unload SP and need saves and OF depth. Is that 2 for 2 even worse?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not better

  211. Smell The Glove says:
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    OK, I give up!

    Who the hell is Mark Trumbo’s girlfriend?!!!

    I have been checking online for the last hour (on my smartphone, not work computer, I will heed Grey’s NSFW warning) and I can’t find ANYTHING!

    There is one thing about a girlfriend name Francessca Del Caprio that is a model of some sort but it also said that he was dating her years ago even while in High School so if it’s that long don’t know why now Grey would go all crazy over it.

    Looking to ANYONE for help here.

    Also, worth still holding onto T. Wats… sorry Tony Watson or is there another closer in waiting that I should possibly go for if available? Needed saves badly and made a trade for Miguel Castro that between the time the person accepted and the trade cleared he shat the bed 3 times in a row and lost his job only days later to be demoted. Winner trade on my end.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… That’s who I saw as his girlfriend, I didn’t do the research to see if they are still together… Can try Betancourt in case Axford looks like Axford shortly

  212. agarthered says:
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    Grey, hoping you can help me out here. Making a bet with two friends, they’re both anti heyward (whereas I own him), what would you project his stats to be for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      17 HRs, 10 SBs, .270, 70 runs, 75 RBIs

  213. SF says:
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    Gotta ask that dreaded catcher question after today. Yasmani over Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  214. Long Bawls says:
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    I’d call him K-lube, but lube actually makes things easier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  215. Eng says:
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    Grey, Hughes vs Bucholz…who do you prefer moving forwards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  216. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u trade Vogt for Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  217. herschel says:
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    @Grey: dont like trading for closers but need one with reed mia and kenley dl’d. my volquez for papelbon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  218. Turn Two says:
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    Need for speed and runs:
    Mixed league head to head 5×5…
    Who should I go for:
    Aoki, Rajai, Pillar, Gose, Pagan.. or Melky(I know no steals, but he’s out there)

    Dropping Davis for MLW.

    Also need a starter.. time to pick up and stash Fernandez.. or do I pick up Miguel Gonzo or Eovaldi for the time being.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose, Eovaldi

  219. Great White North says:
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    Ginger or Mary Ann? ROS

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Great White North: Ginger for sex Mary Ann for housework depends on needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ginger

  220. ChrisW says:
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    Doesn’t Dee Gordon’s improved batted ball profile, low fb%, and high contact rate have at least something to do with his breakout? There are real improvements to his game, and it just gets written off as the high BABIP without saying *why* the BABIP is high. I mean it won’t stay in the stratosphere, but he could have a .350 avg with this kind of plate approach and batted ball profile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, .350 BABIP is doable, he’s nowhere near .350

  221. knighttown says:
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    ROS in a daily 5×5 12 teamer…

    Upton, Cruz, Miggy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  222. hondo says:
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    This batty call of Cory Spangenberg is giving me flashbacks to bad “80’s teen movies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  223. Cheese says:
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    CarGo for Tyson Ross and Hector Rondon

    I’m growing sick of CarGo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo side

  224. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    madsen just used instead of kelvin. worrying me a bit. some assorted bullpen questions
    1. 20 team H2H dynasty with holds/relief appearances/relief wins/K per 9 and double plays induced. Due to many many DL’d people Fien is in active slot (good news apparently on him). If he’s not back soon though, go with which of these: boyer/hagadone/chafin/morin/tonkin/hendricks/jeffress/j.alvarez/salas/delgado/sokolovich or harris at STL/fields/putnam or petricka at WSOX? WSOX guy have been awful and lost jobs to duke/jennings, fields has looked great but has no leverage innings and about 5 guys ahead of him.

    2. 12 team h2h with RW/RL/net saves and holds and BB’s. keep Farq over any of tazawa/scribner/duke/caminero/dunn/thornton/ziegler/tolleson/w.smith. with all of these guys around i’m guessing tazawa?

    3. 14 team roto with BB’s and holds no ERA in this one. keep kelvin over these: barrett/scribner/c.smith/duke/caminero/martin (ATL)/martin (NYY)

    4. 30 man dynasty, drop al al (on a 2 year contract) to grab delabar or hold? delabar would be league min, al al is on nearly twice the min and 2 year deal. I would not have to eat any of the money if i cut Al Al, but of course if he got his shit together he’d probably be worth more.

    5. holds, K/BB and K per 9. stick with baez/farq or go with any of these over 1 or both? tolleson/caminero/shaw/jennings/martin(s)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Harris 2. Tazawa 3. Scribner 4. Delabar 5. Caminero, Farq

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: interesting harris is the buy in #1. in #4 in case i don’t get delabar go with any of these over al al also, cotts/choate/r.pressly (MIN), pressley’s been good, no leverage though. holds in #4.

  225. Andy says:
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    Ok pick 6 sps and who would be 7th
    Weekly lineup option to stream
    Martinez
    Shoemaker
    Jimenez
    Hammel
    Hahn
    Fiers
    Desclafani
    Wood
    Peralta
    Eovaldi
    Miguel Gonzales (bal)
    Greene
    Chavez
    Santiago
    Pomeranz
    Colome
    Frias
    Kelly

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel, Gonzalez, Chavez, Frias, Wily, Shoe

  226. Groovy says:
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    I took a flyer in my draft on Joc and that has worked out great, but Puig is coming back and he is somewhat expendable on my team. I need pitching bad, what level pitcher is a decent match for Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Low #1? Kluber? A high #2?

      • Groovy says:
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        @Grey: I might take a chance with Kluber, what about Lester?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try it

  227. Dommattingly says:
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    Desclafani or Chavez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks! Also, Grey is all for dropping Melky. Need some SP help, would you drop Melky or JHarrison for Quintana or Eovaldi?

  228. Spammer Jay says:
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    Kluber Stock Price in a couple of my leagues…

    2 weeks ago: “no thanks, I don’t want to trade him”
    Last Week *same guy as above: traded for Frazier
    Today in another league: traded for Brantley

    Hope hes not hiding an injury. The bull-pen being activated in the first Inn kindof scared me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  229. J-FOH says:
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    Have you ever been to Fat Sal’s?

  230. Ritchie Ritch says:
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    I was offered Wong and Pederson for Rendon in a keep forever, OBP, SLG league. Should I even entertain that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As in I like the Wong side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have to watch when I get home

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: its a Mitch Williams vs Lenny Dykstra public back and fourth at a philly roast

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome

  231. Willie, Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Are the regression faries attacking Archer, is he hurt or is this just the pitcher he is…good one day not so good another?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Regression fairies

  232. SteveNZ says:
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    Would be kind of neat if, having secured a Hold for me, Wilson came out of the game and the Os took the lead on the next Yankees pitcher and then O’Day got another Hold for me.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @SteveNZ: oh yeah, holds from both teams in same game, that would rock.

  233. Jerry says:
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    Grey, what about Hammel or Colome ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  234. zach says:
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    Need advice big time here! Dynasty league trade-

    Would you cut ties with McCutchen in order to get Betts and Pederson back?

    Which side would you prefer just for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Betts and Pederson

  235. SteveNZ says:
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    Hands where we can see them, Jete.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He got so old in the matter of months

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: He looked to be going OK at the Met Gala the other night…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What about a Yankee Gala?!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: I imagine he will be living just as large and his date will be just as hot.

  236. bossmanjunior says:
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    Is it time to jump ship on DeSclafani?

    10 team h2h league with limited moves, so streaming not really an option

    Here are my options:

    DeSclafani: vATL, vSF, @CLE, vWAS
    Leake: vATL, vSF, @CLE, vWAS
    Chavez: @SEA, vCHW, @TB, vDET
    Burnett: @PHI, @CHC, vNYM, @SD
    Porcello: @OAK, @SEA, vLAA, @MIN
    Shoemaker: vHOU, @BAL, @BOS, vSD
    Anderson: vSD, @PHI, @MIA, @STL

    Burnett and Anderson seem to stick out as the best options, which you like best? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Chavez

  237. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    anybody else noticing that there was one person who gained by double rainouts in COL-ARI series, it’s Rubby!

    1.deep team league. drop heston for the recently dropped p.hughes?

    2.same league, if Rubby has a good start today, keep all of these over him? 30 man roster 12 teamer actually, so there’s no good SP free agency. fiers/paxton/burnett/price/colombe/c.anderson/liriano/a.wood/hammel? Fiers probably too much potential to drop. Of course i thought same thing about hutch, and he’s been really bad for awhile here.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: grabbed Rubby dropping Heston already. keep both of Alexi Ram/Dannys (trying to figure if either gets out of funk) or drop any of above SP for Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, on Rubby, only problem I have him in a weekly league where it won’t matter… 1. Yup 2. Yup

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: so keep all of fiers/paxton/burnett/price/colombe/c.anderson/liriano/a.wood/hammel/rubby/alexi ram/dannys antana over hughes at this point?

  238. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    would you drop Strop for Caminero holds league?

  239. nightpandas says:
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    Cruz for Bruce & Rodon…..keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz side

  240. Mark says:
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    Trade Freeman and Segura for Desmond?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mark: NO

  241. Surfer dude says:
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    hi, Rubby or Greene, 12 h2h – thanks

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Surfer dude: greene hasn’t been the answer for any pitching question in quite a while, so rubby.

  242. M.J. says:
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    Do I grab Heyward or Yelich off waivers in 10 team h2h (R, RBI, K, HR, AVG, OPS, SB) over any of my OF’s: Fowler, Souza, Gordon?

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