Grey say, “Devon Travis my boo-boo.”  Obama say, “What it do?”  The Buy/Sell Column say, “Did you miss me?!”  During the offseason, while you were diddling and thinking about how your middle school nickname was Skidmark, I, The Buy/Sell Column was re-reenacting scenes from The Act of Killing with puppets in a staged production on the western tip of Alaska because I’M HARDCORE!  You want some Rip Taylor-wannabe, throwing confetti at your feet or you want a Buy/Sell Column that be cutting puppets’ necks with chicken wire while bundled up because it was frickin’ cold in Alaska during the winter!?  Mental midgets, you want the latter!  I’m eating puppet stuffing like I’m George “The Animal” Steele just to prove how crazy I am!  Okay, enough of the hubbub on the tomfoolery, I love Devon Travis like his momma.  Let’s throw out what he’s done this year so far for small sample size reasons — that’s what she said!  Huh? — and simply look at Travis’s minor league stats.  In Single-A, he hit .352 with 6 homers and 14 steals in 77 games.  That’s a young man’s professional ball level, let’s move up higher.  In Double-A last year in 100 games, he had 10 homers, 16 steals and a .298 average.  He didn’t strike out a lot.  He wasn’t getting by on his good looks and high BABIP (for him).  If you take me out of the equation, ZiPS gives him 13 HRs, 11 SBs in only 116 games.  Unless he gets hurt, there’s no reason why he can’t play at least 140 games, so that makes him a 17 HR, 15 SBs guy.  Oh.  Wait a minute, that’s glorious.  Also, I think the Jays are gonna move him to the top of the order by May 1st.  Let’s just pray that the Jays don’t do something stupid when Izturis is healthy again.  Because…They say with Devon love comes first!  We’ll make Devon a place on earth!  Sing it, Belinda Carlisle!  (By the by, Belinda Carlisle?  Hot Cougar Alert!  She could be 85 years old and sexy as all get out!)  If you’re hurting at MI, I’d grab him, because I’m randy for Travis.   Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Brad Miller – There’s a name for a guy like me.  A guy that continues to get interested in Miller no matter how many time he disappoints.  That name is romantic.  No, not sucker.  How dare you.

Jace Peterson – A word in general about the Buy/Sell’s ordering.  There is no ordering.  Don’t ask me if this order is how I’d pick them up.  There’s no way I could order guys for every single fantasy team.  That’s even why I do tiers in the preseason ranking.  Different guys do different things.  Miller is a lot more appealing to a team that needs some power.  Jace is more appealing to a team that needs speed and runs.  Also, when in-season, things change on the daily, so one ordering is right on Friday at noon and one is right on Sunday.  Also, guys in the Buy are under 50% owned per ESPN on Thursday.  Don’t ask me why Asdrubal isn’t a Buy.  First, he kinda sucks.  Second, he’s owned too much.  Okay, I need a massage after all that serious talk.  My glutes are tight!

Brett Lawrie – If you liked him in the preseason, and you did — I know you.  You and you’re droopy Forest Whitaker eyelid — then why are you dropping him after three games?  Cause three games means so much?  You liked him in the preseason when he wasn’t good for the last 300 games!  Sorry, you need tough talk sometimes.

Jose Iglesias – I get the feeling he’s just a hot schmotato, because nothing in his career shows me a guy that could breakout above a 3-HR, 10-steal guy, which is yawnstipating at best, and “I want to glue my eyelids shut” at worst.

Stephen Vogt – Grab him, just don’t change your team to Rock the Vogt.  That’s trademarked by Kurt Loder.

Adam Lind – Don’t know much, but I know Lind-a-want stats!  (You’re reading a fantasy baseball site that alludes to Linda Ronstadt.  Don’t you feel dirty?)

Kendrys Morales – Hitting in the middle of a solid lineup and could surprise with 30 homers.  I mean, I wouldn’t expect it, but I wouldn’t be shocked by it either.  He is after all only a Latin 31.  (Is there any chance he’s actually 31?  In his player page pic, he looks older than my dad.)

Ike Davis – Every day the Hitter-Tron wants Ike Davis like it wants to draw a pair of boobies on a washing machine.

Yonder Alonso – He’s owned in .2% of leagues.  Adam Dunn is owned in .5% of leagues.  That’s the Dunn who is retired.  .5%!  Malcolm X couldn’t even find enough anger for the Point-Five-Percent Nation.

Alex Avila – Started this year like he’s Ted Williams’s frozen head stamped with Stouffer’s and put into a microwave, so why not just grab him and see where it goes?  He does have a decent year under his belt, though it’s as easily found as something under Sandoval’s belt.

Derek Norris – Hitting 2nd in a decent lineup and I wouldn’t be surprised if you got from him a poor man’s Lucroy.  Call him Lucroix’s Po Boy.

Miguel Castro – Here’s what I said earlier today, “For you cinephiles, he’s now Cecil B. DeMoted.  Gibbons replaced him as closer with the dreaded closer-by-committee.  Cecil didn’t look good in Wednesday’s game as I said yesterday, but I’m surprised he was replaced this fast.  Gibbons is overreacting faster than a fantasy manager!  One inning?  Really, Seth Myers?  Oh, well.  I wouldn’t drop Cecil just yet because it’s still early and could get the job back in two weeks and still get 30 saves this year.  Miguel Castro looks likely to replace him.  Roberto Osuna looks devastatingly nasty, but is very raw at 20 years old, which seems to be everyone’s drawback for him.  Um, yeah, Castro is a whole month older than him.  *shrugs*  Meh, what do I know?”  And that’s me quoting me!

Joakim Soria – I just gave you my Joakim Soria fantasy.  I wrote it while flossing and flicking quinoa on my bathroom mirror.

Jeurys Familia – Look what the cat dragged in…and over the keyboard to get the name Jeurys.

Joel Peralta – I could’ve put Chris Hatcher here too.  Right now, there is no set closer in LA.  It’s a Frankencloser of Joris Peratcher.

Adam Ottavino – April is the best month for save speculating.  Some guys will come into April with no job and leave the month with the job for the next five months.  Ottavino, Jeurys, Soria all come to mind, brucely, because I have a bad memory and I just wrote their names.

Brandon McCarthy – It’s hard to give you starter pick ups this early when a lot of guys haven’t even thrown yet, but here’s one preseason favorite of a lot of people that looked like hot garbage stuck to the bottom of Roseanne Barr’s ass in his first start, but I’d still look to grab him.

Tom Koehler – Sometimes I like to go to waivers and move my mouse with my eyes close while Cougs stands behind me saying, “Warmer, warmer, warmer…Koehler.”  As I said the other day, I’m watching Koehler like a cyclops with a monocle after he had a solid 2nd half last year.

Shane Greene – Under 5% owned in ESPN leagues, but 29% owned in Razzball leagues.  Look at you, being all smart!

Carlos Martinez – Nothing’s changed here since the preseason, except for that bald spot of yours widening.

T.J. House – Another guy where nothing’s changed since my preseason rankings.  Yet.  Again, with some stank…YET!

Drew Pomeranz – I’m pretty meh on this start, but the Stream-o-Nator likes it and who’s gonna argue with a machine.  A crazy person, that’s who.

Yusmeiro Petit – Between Heston, Peavy, Vogelsong, Lincecum, Cain…Holy schnike balls the Giants rotation is a mess.  Why isn’t Petit in the rotation again?

Alejandro De Aza – Has been playing every day, which I think ends, but De Aza still has de value.  See what I did there?  Did you SEE!?  It was actually a typo that I was too lazy to fix.  Yes, I wasn’t too lazy to write an extra 150 words about the typo.  Your point?

Anthony Gose – SAGNOF!

Travis Snider – I’d still look at what Sky had to say in the preseason about his Travis Snider fantasy.  No unicorns were hurt in the writing of that post.

Jake Lamb – The other day I was all rowdy-bowdy grabbing Lamb like a Greek man who was horny for gyro, but I dropped him the next day because I had no room.  I regretted it as soon as I dropped him, which means he’s going to be a huge breakout this year.

Will Middlebrooks – Is it me or does it feel like 3rd basemen waiver wire pickups are filled with guys that have stuck a knife deep in your back at some point in the recent past?  Middlebrooks, Mostsuckass, Lawrie, Castellanos, Headley, A-Rod… Well, that wasn’t a knife with A-Rod.

SELL

Masahiro Tanaka – I realize I’m telling you to sell a guy low.  Don’t shoot the messenger, but I told you not to draft him in the first place.  After Tanaka’s shellacking the other day, Girardi said, “He’s going to have to make some adjustments.”  Yeah, like throwing with the arm that doesn’t have a torn elbow tendon.  Maybe Hacky Sacking the ball to home?  That would be an interesting adjustment.  Only a dirty hippie in a hemp jersey would have a chance of returning a Hacky Sack volley.  Daniel Norris lives out of his van, try to Hacky Sack it to him.  I wouldn’t trade Tanaka for a VHS recording of the Afterschool Special, “I Missed My Curfew Because I Was Huffing,” but I’d explore options.

  1. Zeus says:
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    LUcroix po boy. Genius.

    I guess me smart. Most of these guys were my final picks in four leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: guess I’m searching out a shrimp po boy for dinner in NYC now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, get me one!

  2. Cram It says:
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    Buy, sell! Buy, sell! Buy, sell!!! These are totes obvs my faves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • the tone ranger says:
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        @Grey: sell now!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • Cram It says:
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          @the tone ranger: If you’re not doing it now, you’re doing it wrong!

          • the tone ranger says:
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            @Cram It: ha! unless you already did it!

            • Cram It says:
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              @the tone ranger: Well now you’re just being ridiculous.

  3. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Good stuff as usual – What do you make of the Rajai/Gose situation – I drafted Rajai for SAGNOF thinking he would probably platoon but he has not played since opening day. Drop for Gose or wait and see? I’m in a H2H points league so I like having a SAGNOF option to put in when I need it.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: looks like Gose will get good end of the platoon. I like that move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! They’re in a platoon… I’d go Gose

  4. Adam says:
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    drop souza or k davis for trice? Both bench bats. Also have jperalta as last p to drop.

    Saunders when back better than all 3 bats?

    • Adam says:
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      @Adam: trice=travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders when back… Are you going to play Travis?

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey: Likely no- 10team lg- shallow. Just would be bench bat/upside play to fill-in or asset to trade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold then

  5. vinman says:
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    drop odor for travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  6. J-FOH says:
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    I’m streaming Pomeranianz today. I’m buying what SON said and got the nod from ghost town too who knows his A’s. May sound redunk but if lefty CJ can do it….ok screw it I need to rosterbate that is all, now where are those paper towels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought you meant CJ Cron at first… I have a one track mind… I need Cron to hit, can you help with that?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: *lights candle pulls out Vargas voo doo doll*

        He does have 2 bombs against Vargas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: with those numbers against I would assume he sits

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sciosciapath!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @J-FOH: grab my hand, let’s get this prayer circle started

  7. PK says:
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    Friday’s Buy/Sell is the official cutoff for me being productive in the afternoon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry to your job

  8. Sky

    Sky says:
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    That Sky guy wrote about T.J. House, too. You must really like his work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        TJ House. You know who he is. You just wrote about him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I meant who’s Sky? I was being coy!

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Yes I know that, my quick witted amigo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Quick witted 90s Izuzu jeep? Now I’m lost

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Joe Isuzu!

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I thought that was a Sidekick

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sky’s a sidekick? Now I’m confused again. BTW, Bautista got a hit!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I’ll be the Robin to your Batman as long as that doesn’t make you George Clooney and me Chris O’Donnell

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re Alicia Silverstone!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Are you trying to tell me I have a weird mouth?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No, you do attachment parenting

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’m all about socio-emotional development!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’d be the worst breast feeder ever. That’s a compliment

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’d be really selfish with my boobs. It would definitely be a conflict of interest issue.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t picture your nipples, have I seen them?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I can barely see them. That’s one are the lord did not bless me with endowment in…just one.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re just perfect in JFOH’s eyes!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Well I’m no Cockcroft but it’s good to be loved.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just pictured of JFOH and Cockcroft sharing Broxton’s pants

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      And now you just made me picture what JFOH did in his pants after that mental image. Thanks…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that’s my bad!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      just weird eyebrows

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Weird? They’re just thick. You know what they say about guys with thick eyebrows…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      they pay more for haircuts?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You cut your eyebrows?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      nah i pluck

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      ‘Go pluck yourself!’ Is something heard in my household a lot. Or maybe I’m mishearing something else…

                    • J-FOL says:
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                      @Sky: probably both if I’m reading your house right

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: He doubled now! Getting closer to that fence. Want that dong! NEEEED that dong.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s looking locked in! About time

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Grey: You don’t have to know me to love me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, you you!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Yeah, I I!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: I do and I do just at a 600 mile distance

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            That’s prolly safest for everyone

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: why I could watch Waldo all the time if I was close

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                You’d teach him to crap in my bed

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: just your shoes

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I stand by my reason

  9. The Fifth Girl says:
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    Next year when you advise not to draft Tanaka, I will be sure to pay closer attention. Bah! And I’m usually such an injury-phobe. The one time I take a chance …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, lady friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still sexy!

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: About 15 yrs ago I saw her doing a show outdoors in the rain, a little tipsy (both of us) and wearing nothing but a poncho and heels. Rawr!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want your memories!

  10. Mike says:
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    I have Gose and Travis on most of my teams. Wish the Tigers had both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  11. tone DEAF! says:
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    I BEEN A-1 SINCE DAY 1! Haha

    I’ll go ahead and ask it – I know it’s early but drop Gyorko for Devonfor 2nd base?

    I’m in a points league where failed at bats are negative points, if that means anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

    • tone DEAF! says:
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      @tone DEAF!: ah dammit- a league mate grabbed him already! He must be reading you too! Ain’t that a BISH!

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    My Fridays are now complete!

    I somehow ended up with Tanaka in my roto league after he fell 3 rounds and I figured, “at least he’ll give me good stats before he goes down for TJ.” What sort of SPs would you be happy trading him away for? A guy like McHugh / Archer / Hughes?

  13. BrownL says:
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    Pick up Jose Ramirez over any of the MI guys you listed here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Ramirez

  14. musky smell says:
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    I’m gonna call it right here, right now…Billy Hamilton’s hot start is legit…he’s gonna get on base enough times to finally live up to the (now post?) hype!!

    .280+ avg, 6 hrs, 105 runs, 110 sb

    BOOK IT!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      110 SBs would be so awesome

  15. GhostTownSteve says:
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    For DFS tournament players who want to go against the grain with a line up, I recommend the Twins. Hector Noesi has the 2nd worst HR/9 rate in all of baseball for starters over the last 3 years (Blanton) and the wind appears to be blowing out at US Cell at about 20 MPH to left. Would use the righties like Dozier and Plouffe and consider Vargas, Hunter, Zuke and pair them with some expensive buys elsewhere. I’d use Abreu vs Milone in that game too.

    Prediction: Dozier leads off that game with a bomb
    Prediction

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish Santana was getting a chance at Noesi

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Noticed that wind and used Abreu and Avisail in my LUs with my Coors stack. Pitching options were slightly horrid today though. Went McAllister (fingers crossed!) and McHugh. May need my offense to carry me there.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Doesn’t sound bad

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: that would be smart play for a moonshot tourney

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I started Tyler Matzek in a tourney to go with a collection of Orioles, Rockies and Blue Jays for hitters and McHugh for the early tilt. Didn’t have time to build the Minnie stack but I’m with you.

  16. b-rock says:
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    Is Travis startable over Kolten yet? Or should I ride Wong a bit longer? wink wink

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  17. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Kiermaier hitting lead off today. He’s also locked in to CF for them. Looks like a decent deep league add.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might look at my 15 teamer

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s owned in my 15 teamers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish I would have him on NFBC… That team’s limping already

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey, who were you saying added a pitch? Jordan Lyles?

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Yep. Lyles added a split change that’s pretty good.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s what I thought… I need another starter in Tout, and was looking at him

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @GhostTownSteve:

              92 on the fastball 80 on the change so got that good differential. Should help him with his LHB splits. Possible road streamer.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, it’s a weekly league so I need him on the road…. Also just need an SP in general

    • Cram It says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Good. Love Kiermaier. Expect big things out of him.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: I like him too, think he will be a great batty call guy this year like Peralta in AZ

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: For sure. I think he’ll be more than just a batty call though, if not this year, next.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Cram It: hard to call him an everyday but I think he will be rostered a few weeks out of the year during a HS streak, but to own him all year in an RCL feels a little overly optimistic.

            • Cram It says:
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              @J-FOH: His #’s will play every day next year, if not this. Wait, I said that already.

              • J-FOL says:
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                @Cram It: get out of wake’s delorean

  18. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Ugh Frediot killing my EY/Peterson buzz….Maybin/Gosselin hitting 1/2 today, so gross.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So annoying

  19. Jon says:
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    Travis over Chase Headley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  20. Brade says:
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    These columns always confused me with 100 buys and 1 or 2 sells. We need more balance, yo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Blah!

  21. Jim says:
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    Great article Grey, as always
    Please rank for this year
    Pompey
    Gose
    Saunders.
    Is it close?
    I have decisions to make…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pompey, Gose

  22. PoonHunter says:
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    Hello, Would you drop any of Souza, Matt Adams or Jose Iglesias for Gose?

    Also injured Hyin jun ryu (sp?) was recently dropped…should i pick him up, would have to drop Pomeranz or Martinez for him as Sale and Smyly are both in my DL?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iglesias… I’d lose Nick for Ryu

      • PoonHunter says:
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        @Grey: My apologies, I am a lazy typer and should have spelled out his name, I have the other Martinez of the Carlos variation, is he droppable for Ryu?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  23. Jim says:
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    Thank you
    One more, plse
    Travis
    utley
    ASDRUbal Cabrera
    Plse rank for this yr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  24. JoshSamBob says:
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    Drop Eddie Butler for Trevor May?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  25. DirtyD says:
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    12-team mixed league 5×5 rotisserie

    Looking for a utility bat – no specific need, just most valuable across all offensive cats. Pick 2, please:

    T. Snider
    K. Morales
    J. Lamb
    Y. Grandal
    B. Lawrie

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider, Lawrie

      • DirtyD says:
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        @Grey:

        Appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Buge Hoobs says:
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    With Uehara nursing his hammy and Benoit taking a back seat to Kimbrel, I’m left with Perkins and Mujica as my RPs. My only available options on the wire right now are Cecil, Hatcher, JPeralta, and Axford, Which do I drop Benoit for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cecil

  27. Dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    Rizzo and heyward for j upton and marte who do you like

  28. G says:
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    Jose Ramirez or Travis better pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  29. Charles says:
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    I like the weekly Razzball email with all the article links. Would it be possible to add the author’s name of each article to the email?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can look into it

  30. sasquatch sluggers says:
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    Drop Heaney for Greene? Drop Giles for Axford? Thanks for advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Greene…Hold Giles

  31. murray says:
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    d trav’s been balling since the little world series when east boynton beach lost the championship to japan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  32. danny almonte says:
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    Latos was dropped. Add him for Hahn or Daniel Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can over Norris

  33. J-FOH says:
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    I love when I go grab a batty call and then check with hitter Tron and it agrees with a very nice dollar value. CC in Coors tomorrow! Every time I go on its like getting a new toy to play with every day and then I hum this song to myself…and no I’m not sucking up to Cougs with this choice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6uEMOeDZsA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m the one that loves Huey

      • J-FOL says:
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        oh my bad…….speaking of love I got an email from Tristan!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ask him about removing his Latos video

          • J-FOL says:
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            @Grey: HA!

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            too funny

  34. Dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    Rizzo and heyward for j upton and marte who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  35. los locos says:
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    Grey, NICE to wrap a afternoon.. Kick back reading the article and watching some MLBTV on my phone Rockies and Cubs.

    Should I pick up Devon Travis? Also, I have Cishek and Boxberger should Castro or Miller been owned instead? Drop W Peralta for McCarthy, Petit, Bailey or House?

    Lineup
    C Brian McCann C | NYY
    1B Prince Fielder 1B | TEX
    2B Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Hanley Ramirez SS | BOS
    OF Michael Brantley OF | CLE
    OF Melky Cabrera OF | CHW
    OF Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL
    U Lucas Duda 1B | NYM

    Bench
    1B Eric Hosmer 1B | KC
    3B Chase Headley 3B | NYY
    SS Jean Segura SS | MIL
    OF Khris Davis OF | MIL
    OF Avisail Garcia OF | CHW
    OF A.J. Pollock OF | ARI
    OF Hunter Pence OF | SF – DL

    Pitchers
    SP Mike Fiers SP | MIL
    SP Drew Hutchison SP | TOR
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA
    SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    RP Brad Boxberger RP | TB
    RP Steve Cishek RP | MIA
    SP Trevor Bauer SP | CLE
    SP James Paxton SP | SEA
    SP Wily Peralta SP | MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold on all of those here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Oh and Derek Holland already hurt. Pitchers out here doing what they’re expected to do today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, surprise surprise… Arismendy looks exactly like Corey Patterson

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            In baseball terms or in facial terms?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Face/body type…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The whole team actually looks like Corey Patterson and Alfonso Soriano had a baby

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Hilarious. I had Soler pegged for Soriano too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They all do, right? It’s uncanny

                  • GhostTownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Yep

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You see that split screen of Rosario?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Anthony Rizzo gonna be on Maury here soon…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s the weirded out uncle

    • J-FOL says:
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      @Sky: grandpa Milone sounds like Sam Malone

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It’s really Ted Danson. He aged fast.

        • J-FOL says:
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          @Sky: he sure did, CSI wasn’t kind to him

  36. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I may not throw a single starter against detroit all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May not be a bad idea

  37. J-FOL says:
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    Holy shizzzz, I had some weird hang up with my ESPN, I was dropping Drew Stubbs and it dropped Pearce, WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!

    NO NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks a lot ESPN, you’re all welcome

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @J-FOL:

      Just talk to your commish. I would think everybody would be ok if that were reinstated.

      • J-FOL says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Its in Greys perts league, that aint happening. screen reset so I clicked again and they were right next to each other

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just notify everyone to not pick him up and you have to use your waiver claim… I don’t care…

          • J-FOL says:
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            @Grey: oh that will go over well, I’ll try

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No one will disagree that you can pick him up again… Tehol did it last year too…Good company!

              • J-FOL says:
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                @Grey: well thats good to hear, the chunk of hair I lost isn’t getting this

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Email the league immediately though so people don’t save their waiver claim for him

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You really should bench one of your other outfielders since you started Stubbs

                  • J-FOL says:
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                    @Grey: that sounds like a proper gesture

                  • J-FOL says:
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                    @Grey: Im sitting out my utility for the whole weekend

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Least you could do

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      Is sending everyone homemade cookies too much?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      As in it’s not

      • J-FOL says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: I didnt even notice til like an hour later

    • Cram It says:
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      @J-FOL: User error!

      • J-FOL says:
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        @Cram It: I almost did the same thing in the FCL with Brantley, ESPN’s new screens keep resetting on me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s ESPN’s fault

      • J-FOL says:
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        @Grey: you’re welcome JB, you know I didnt mean to do that, like I said above it almost happened in another league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I told you what to do

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: wow, i thought i had yahoo problems over here. never had that one happen though.

  38. GhostTownSteve says:
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    This one is for the guy above who wants more sell:

    Sell Dexter Fowler. Just totally uninspiring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he might be the next person off my team

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: And Latos – sell him to the wavier wire!

  39. Boomer19 says:
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    On a day I really need a pick me up you totally delivered. Great write ups. My co-worker thinks I’m crazy giggling at my computer screen all afternoon. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

  40. Dommattingly says:
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    Need a 2B, crazy to drop Arcia for Travis? Also, Pomeranz or Hahn? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy…Hahn

  41. Greatest Show On Dirt says:
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    Shane Greene or Trevor Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

      • clatehere says:
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        @Grey: Its hard not to go for Bauer, but his delivery just looks like an injury is coming in < 300 innings…goodness what a hurl! Rack up those Ks while you can cause those BBs are gonna drive you cray cray.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  42. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    now we are getting into it,going to see the louisville bats tonight,they arent any good but neither are the reds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… Have fun!

  43. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Twinkies leave them juiced in the 1st and the 2nd. This reminds me of one of my old favorite jokes.

    Guy is being told to evacuate because a flood is coming. C’mon get in the car, I’ll drive you out of here. And he says, that’s ok, I’m staying. My lord will save me.

    So the flood waters start rising and he’s up on the second floor of his house and a police boat comes by. Guy with the bullhorn says c’mon get in the boat. But still the guy says, nope my lord will save me.

    Finally the waters are high and he’s up on the roof and a helicopter comes by. Bullhorn shouts down. Grab the rope! But no, he says, my lord will save me.

    So he drowns. And he’s up at the pearly gates and St. Peter is there and the guy says, you know I was a true believer my whole life, never missed a sunday. Why didn’t god save me?

    And St. Peter says, you stupid fuck, we sent a car, a boat and a helicopter.

    Hector Noesi is a car, a boat and a helicopter, Twinkies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard that joke in a while… Nice!

  44. paz says:
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    would you trade Josh Reddick @ 18 for Diner Navarro @ 4 in an AL only dynasty?

    my catchers are phegley and conger and my other RF is Beltran and Gentry

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Dioner

  45. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Holy Harry Houdini, Zach McCallister.

    8 hits and just one run in 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  46. Cram It says:
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    Ugh, you know if something happened to Bautista? Been replaced by Tolleson already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely due to the blow out

  47. GhostTownSteve says:
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    As I mentioned in a couple places today I think, Albright, I kind of like Travis Wood a little this year as well. I think he’ll end up only and deep league ownable. And streamable against the Fillies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s super bleh…He’s usable in NL-Only is my thought, as he’s been in past

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I have a feeling he’ll be slightly better than bleh. I feel like maybe his arsenal is going to come together. We’ll see. Most likely you’re right, but…ya know…spidersense.

  48. Zeus says:
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    14 team and you need a closer. Ortiz for Allen? OF is stacked and I could put Gose in at Util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  49. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I like Marisnick. Love to see him in the #1 and move Altuve to 2 and Springer to 3 where they belong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, would make sense too… You see the split screen of Rosario?

  50. Oppo Taco says:
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    Starting Fiers vs PIT tonight? Pirates have been bad thus far, cutch owns him though (6-14, 4 HR, yikes) …..I have cutch though, yay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  51. ERad says:
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    Where you do think Michael Saunders slots in the lineup when he returns – 6th? And ideally, Devon Travis batting in the 2 hole? Me likey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be sweet… Hopefully

  52. J-FOL says:
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    Miggy stole a base?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone told him they hid a bottle of Rumplemintz under the bag

      • J-FOL says:
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        @Grey: I could of sworn you were going to say Mrs. Fielder…oh wait thats Minny Miggy, never mind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  53. ERad says:
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    Dude is a G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me? True

      • J-FOL says:
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        @Grey: if they saw you with that Pacers beanie on they would hide their mothers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anyone sees me with anything should hide their mothers

          • J-FOL says:
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            @Grey: those white plaid pants are a maybe

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are a ‘maybe let’s make a baby if I still had working fallopians’

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: oh those scream lets make another G with that D

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  54. Prince George says:
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    12 team, H2H, points…for MI drop Arismendy for B.Miller or too soon? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  55. Shoop da Whoop says:
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    Missed out on Travis, sitting with Semien for now at 2B in an OPS league.

    On McCarthy, not only did he maintain last season’s velocity increase, but he’s jumped up yet again, by a little over .5 MPH. His fastballs are now near an average of 94. His peripherals and his results matched in his time with the Yankees, and with even more velocity and a move to the NL, I don’t see why he can’t put up a sub 1.2 WHIP, sub 3 ERA, and 8+ k/9 again. Or maybe even a bit better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Small sample size on another velocity jump

      • Shoop da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: That’s one of the quickest things about pitchers to stabilize. The important part of his first start is that he didn’t return to 91, like his pre-2014 career.

        I’ll check his spring velocity at brooksbaseball to see where he was during the spring, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, interesting

  56. Clint says:
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    So, when both Saunders and Uehara are back early this week, I have to drop someone in my 12 team, 8 keeper roto league. Who is my victim (I wanna keep Stroman for 2016)?

    C: Zunino
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Gyorko
    3B: Machado
    SS: Desmond
    OF: Harper, CarGlass, Adam Jones
    Util: Frazier, Segura
    Bench: K. Davis, Gregory Polanco, Myers, Travis
    DL: Saunders
    SP: Scherzer, Burnett
    RP: Uehara, Miguel Castro
    Bench P’s: Carrasco, Arrieta, Hutchison, Liriano, Paxton, Peavy, Eovaldi, Mujica
    DL: Stroman

    Any updates on the shirts, Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris

  57. Voss says:
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    Bauer or Paxton? Greene available too.
    Can get two of the above If I drop one of McCarthy, Cashner, Ryu, or Tanaka, or Archer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton, Bauer over Cashner

  58. Negatto says:
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    L Martin or Gose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  59. Surfer dude says:
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    drop Ramos for Vogt?
    thoughts on Latos…only 1st week but didn’t look good at all.
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  60. Oaktownsteve says:
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    Road trippin’ see you gents next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Enjoy!

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Oaktownsteve: where you headed? and safe trippin

  61. Curt C. says:
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    Your buys suck!!!!!!!!,,,,,,Grilli, Soria or Osuna….ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grilli

  62. Gareth says:
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    Vogt versus t. Walker

    Or lind versus Locke

    Who to start at UT to tonight?

    • TJ says:
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      @Gareth:

      Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  63. TJ says:
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    Well I guess my comment yesterday sparked some life into Bautistas bat… But I suppose I was right with the injury as well. I hope this “cramp” won’t be too serious…

    DJ Lemahieu is looking good against righties, might see a good season from him…

    Great write up as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  64. Mostsuckass says:
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    In a league that counts both saves and holds, who do you like better: Pedro Baez or Brad Ziegler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

      • Mostsuckass says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  65. mauledbypandas says:
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    Eaton getting thrown out at home trying to tag is the funniest highlight of the year so far!

  66. Dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    What about donaldson and heyward vs j upton and marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  67. Mr bean says:
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    Hey sorry grey I posted in the other thread & after I posted I read that there is another post for replies so not sure if I wasn’t supposed to there, if I’m supposed to post here it is

    Hey grey! Seeing if you’d add any of the following bats (& which bat or bats to drop?) & same with pitching which to add & which pitcher(s) to drop?

    It’s a h2h pts weekly lock with ESPN .

    Here’s my bats:

    C- yan gomes

    1b- Anthony rizzo

    2b- Daniel Murphy

    3b- Matt carpenter

    SS- Elvis andrus

    IF- Joey votto

    OF- mccutchen

    OF- Adam jones

    OF- Ryan Braun

    OF- Carlos Gonzalez

    DH- Chris Carter

    Utility – Leonys Martin

    Bench- justin Morneu,

    DL: Hunter pence

    P- Madison bumgarner

    P- Johnny cueto

    P- Jon Lester

    P- craig kimbrel

    P- Tyson Ross

    P- Julio Teheran

    Bench- Huston street, anibal Sanchez, Zach Britton.

    Now that you see my roster here are available bats :

    Jose Iglesias , angel pagan, Travis snider, Brandon Crawford, Derek norris, Carl Crawford, mike moustakas, Devon Travis, Adam Lind (1b/DH), Lorenzo Cain, oswaldo arcia, Brett lawrie (2b/3b)

    Now for the pitchers:

    Drew Hutchinson , Cj Wilson , john lackey, Brandon McCarthy, ra dickey, Kyle Kendrick, Tim lineceum, Chris Tillman , Trevor Bauer.

    Thanks grey! Keep up the awesome work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see who you would drop

      • Mr bean says:
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        @Grey:

        I can also add someone without dropping anyone with pence on DL (I didn’t add anyone when I put pence in DL)

        So you’d keep Huston street , & Zach Britton for pitchers ? Was thinking of dropping those two for Starting pitchers I mentioned.

        On my team I feel my strength is OF, I feel I’m solid at 1b (rizzo, votto & Morneu) I feel a couple weaknesses on O are at catcher & SS that’s why I was looking into Norris & Jose Iglesias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop Street and Britton… Can try Iglesias

  68. Tyler says:
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    Hey Grey! Would you drop Belt, T Snider, Pagan or D Santana for Gose in 11 team 5×5 roto (CI/MI/U/5OF)? I have flexibility with positions, just wondering who you like for the best value. Crazy to think Gose could comp to Ellsbury with no power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose over Pagan works for me

  69. Jack says:
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    Need RBI’s and/or SB’s in 5×5 OBP league where I’m dominant in OBP ( a lower OBP player would be OK). Give me your top 2 ROS for UTIL: Souza, A. Garcia, Belt, Morneau, Fowler, Cuddyer, A. Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail Souza

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks! The reason I asked for 2 was because I was thinking about dropping Choo in addition to an obvious drop of Bryd, Do you think dropping Choo for Souza is a smart move?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I’d hold Choo for now

  70. Jerry says:
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    Hey Grey! Pickup Shane Greene or McCarthy? Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greene

  71. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Don’t look now but Votto may have his HR swing back. Loving him in my 14 team points league as my 4th pick.

    • I be Teheran it Up! says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: got Votto with the 9th pick in my points league! But just traded him for Puig (question below)… hope I didn’t make a mistake lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  72. I be Teheran it Up! says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual… Dropped Gyorko a couple days ago for De-VON Trav! I feel like I made a wise decision.
    Question: Traded away my Joey Votto for Yasiel Puig, I’m regretting it a lil since Votto just hit another HR! WTF?… what say u my brotha?

    • I be Teheran it Up! says:
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      @I be Teheran it Up!: Hey Grey, great stuff as usual… Dropped Gyorko a couple days ago for De-VON Trav! I feel like I made a wise decision.
      Question: Traded away my Joey Votto for Yasiel Puig, I’m regretting it a lil since Votto just hit another HR! WTF?. I have Goldsmchidt at 1B….. what say u my brotha?

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @I be Teheran it Up!: Votto looks good right now. Opposite field was always his power. Bummed I only have him in one league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  73. I drafted Votto and you did not.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Elijah: HA!………I did though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  74. SallyCips says:
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    My day: happy reading your column on the way to work. Ultra depressing day at work as my company moves west and everyone says goodbye. Happy again reading your column going home. Thanks for always making me smile, man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  75. Tom says:
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    Pick 1 two start pitcher for next week:
    Shoemaker @Tex (Detwiller), @ Hou (Feldman),
    McCarthy vSea (Paxton), vCol (Butler),
    Paxton @LAD (McCarthy), vTex(Detwiller),
    Leake @CHC (Lester), @STL (Wainwright)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  76. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in that league where i have ALL players that were the property of CLE/CIN/NYY back just over a month ago, so no real life trades changes anything, another owner sent me pujols for my c-sant. I traded McCann a while back for Andrus since my MI were awful, current roster looks like this (i can “call up” anybody on those teams at any time, 9 adds per week, generally used to stream my own SP’s)
    C1 -mesoraco
    C2 -gomes
    1B1 – Votto
    1B 2 -C.Sant
    2B 1 – Kipnis
    2B 2 – Jose Ram
    SS Andrus
    MI – Phillips (still pretty bad here)
    3B 1 – Headley
    3B 2 – Frazier
    LF -Brantley
    CF -Ellsbury
    RF – Bruce
    OF – Moss
    OF – Gardner
    BN – Beltran/B.Hamilton
    other stats are doubles/BB’s/K’s/errors/OPS/net steals/hits
    I told Pujols owner that i can’t really trade C-Sant after moving McCann since if Gomes/Mesoraco get hurt i’d have to start a complete schlub. He came back with his Pujols and ANY catcher from
    WSOX/MIN/LAA. guessing this is a yes, but which catcher?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also, i might try to get boneface or micah back and i can add like notorious DIDI or Drew or some twit like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Flowers

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: he wants to charge headley for m.johnson, so no go there (no job security, headley’s simply better, and i don’t really need steals anyway with b.ham/gardner/j.ram). what’s best order of asking for boneface, making deal
        boneface/pujols/flowers for my c-sant + 1 of cosart/didi/drew. drew first probably, with injury past? Boneface has to be worth more than Phillips both when he plays, and certainly if/when he gets starting job if micah isn’t good. I could have Boneface on bench and only play him when he plays.

        what’s order of these for obtaining: boneface/rutledge/beckham/e.escobar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all garbage… I’d take them Boneface, Beckham

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i know, but i’m trying to find somebody that could be more useful than phillips, who i’m still starting. only other options that i own are cozart/drew/DIDI/somebody named gregor petit on NYY. see if guy just throws in one of them.

  77. Colton says:
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    drop Kennys Vargas for Kendrys Morales? They both have the annoying extra S and hit in a decent slot for ribeyes but the Royals set the table better.

    • J-FOL says:
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      @Colton: hold Kennys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: already giving up on Kennys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t own him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why did you accidentally drop him too?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I deserve that….but you were pretty high on him in the preseason

  78. The Great Knoche says:
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    Cody Spandexberg into 2 hole for Friars. Norris to 5. Oh well, at least Gyorko in the lineup. Maybe Lincecum will awaken him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  79. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Did anyone else notice that ESPN had Adam Jones’s status marked as not in the lineup today? At first I swapped in Eaton, but since Jones was listed as being in via Baseball Press (with a link now conveniently listed here), I put him back in. Thankfully.

    I wonder if anyone/how many missed out on the day because of the ESPN display. It couldn’t have only been me seeing that status, right?

    • stuff says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: This isn’t the first time this has happened. I’ve seen Joc Pederson and one other I can’t remember who ESPN said weren’t in the lineup. I double checked with other sources and they were in the lineup. So don’t trust ESPN ever.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @stuff: Yeah, I think I saw that one as well. Maybe the ESPN Trusters don’t come here.

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @Hal Incandenza: Yeah Joc was opening day and ESPN had him as out. I took him out till I saw somewhere else he was in. Next day they did it with another guy on my team too, can’t think of who off hand. Pretty spotty record so far this year it seems.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @stuff: yahoo either. use the razzball sponsored link at top of page in tools.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ve done that a few times this season for me, gotta double check

  80. Shoop da Whoop says:
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    Fiers is sitting at 90-91. Considering his fastball was 88 MPH in 2013 and his penchant for throwing up in the zone, an extra couple of MPH could be a huge boon for him.

  81. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Travis over Iglesias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey! I have to drop either Souza or Arcia, who goes? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  83. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Gio Gonzalez…that was the Phillies, bro, c’mon!

  84. SteveNZ says:
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    Lackey and Fiers. Blech and belch. Not often one has Haren to be thankful for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

  85. Bryan says:
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    Any thoughts on Maybin? Would u drop Souza for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Bryan: My only thought is I hope he keeps on playing.

    • Bryan says:
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      @Bryan: thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  86. Lando says:
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    Lose Daniel Murphy for Alcantara or LeMahieu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah… Okay, I just looked at SON

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Understandable, since I don’t think you had this link. I will be trying to update daily.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  87. SteveNZ says:
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    Good job, good effort Marlins bullpen.

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @SteveNZ: Its a bad sign when they walk in 3 straight runs, then bring in a new pitcher and the first thing the announcer says about him is he really struggled last year with walks, haha. Good choice to bring in then eh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  88. Mike says:
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    OPS league, and Lind looks good… But I should stay strong and not drop Steve Souza for him right? That would be crazy right? I mean, sure Lind is 2/2 against a lefty tonight and Suoza just got pinch-hit for with the bases loaded… But we’re not even through the first week, so that would be insane right?

    Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  89. Nate says:
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    Given their place in the batting order, who do you like more, Wilson Ramos or Derek Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  90. kisses says:
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    Kiermaier over Pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  91. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Streamed Haren against the Rays tonight and he pitched great. He left with an 8-1 lead after 6 and it was looking like a nice W for me.

    The Marlins bullpen just proceeded to give up 7 runs in the 7th inning, mostly by walking in not one, not two, but three guys straight with two outs. Then they bring in Ramos and he almost walks the first batter he sees, instead he gives up a three run double instead. WOW. Then an infield single to finish it off and drive in the last run. That is some efficient inefficiency there blowing a 7 run lead before even getting 3 outs. Against the Rays too?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, frustrating

  92. Anthony says:
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    Grey, would you rather own Lorenzo Cain or Souza? I have Souza but Cain is on waivers. My league is a points league. Thanks

    • kisses says:
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      @Anthony: you best be picking Cain up, sir. Who else do you have in your outfield? I’m still willing to give Souza another week or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  93. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey and crew,
    A quick question for NL only… Who is better for ROS: Matt Duffy or J. Kang? Would you drop Kang for Duffy?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold Kang for now

      • Joe Shmoe says:
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        @Grey: Neil Walker and his bad back?

  94. jal179 says:
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    Drop Danny Santana for Devon White Travis as my MI?

    Shallow 10 team leaguer… Alcides my SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks sir… I 1000% agree that he ends up in the 2 hole replacing Martin—Russell belongs around the 6th spot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, tell them!

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179:

      My inner Jays fan is making it almost impossible to resist….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha… Then go for it… I do like Travis

        • jal179 says:
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          @Grey:

          I did it… it feels like a peeler lap dance on a boys golf trip…. feel guilty and pleased at the same time lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  95. The Great Knoche says:
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    Damn it. Knew I should have trusted my Barney Fife radar on his first start.

  96. slew says:
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    Always a treat to read your Friday roundup!
    With Holland hitting the DL, who would you guess replaces him in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Tepesch

  97. Josh says:
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    Thoughts on G(K)attis? I have d’Arnaud in a OBP/SLG/TB league… Should I be trying to flip him for Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  98. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    deep leagues. drop hellickson or haren for c.anderson?

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Bull in a Chinese Restaurant: NL only with IP/wins/k’s/earned runs allowed/saves instead of standard 5X5. this staff
      hellickson/peavy/leake/hamels/burnett/j.nelson/haren/syndergaard (in active slot). 2 RP slots with hatcher and cishek, and i’m so far running barrett/walden out there in 2 other P slots.
      2. should i drop either of barrett/walden for any of locke/c.anderson/axford (instead of dropping hellickson/haren)? my original thinking was i’m weak in saves and might as well grab 2 set up guys who’d close if injuries/demotions happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  99. Fungazi says:
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    Derrek Holland out for a while.. Those autodrafters that got him are gonna be piiiiissed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  100. Andy says:
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    Joc pederson or l Cain?
    Is eovaldi worth owning? Or drop to grab Norris to stream next week, 2 start weekly lineup
    Cecil or Castro?
    6×6 holds and saves
    Is ottavino or either lad worth more then the two blue jays?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Grey:

      I did it… it feels like a peeler lap dance on a boys golf trip…. feel guilty and pleased at the same time [email protected]Andy:

      I’m no Grey but these questions are fun…. I love me some Lorenzo in the 3 hole and as a Jays fan seems won’t settle out for some time… lotsa Papelbon rumors… so Id lean Ottovino.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain… I like Eovaldi, I’d give him another start… Castro

  101. FrankGrimes says:
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    AuShizz!

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @FrankGrimes: they finally had to pitch to him.

      • royce! says:
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        @Bull in a Chinese Restaurant: Grimey!

        I think they’re going to play Norris at 1B when facing lefties. But I feel ya

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          @royce!: what does norris playing 1B got to do with au shizz having to be pitched to just now? (not saying yr wrong on norris)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        don’t be jelly hehe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  102. royce! says:
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    Padres got a hit against Lincecum, so radically overhauling the offense has clearly paid off

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @royce!:
      I wish theyd let Medica play first!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  103. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    i like t.walker long term, but i’ve seen people completely reach for him due to spring training (like mid 100’s overall). i’m liking my fiers value pick (way later than mid 100’s) better here. if healthy ranked much higher. billion K’s.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Bull in a Chinese Restaurant: I agree, I got him early March in my first draft at the last round pick. Never got him in the other two leagues after that, near the end of March. Now I don’t feel bad if I drop him in that league either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  104. royce! says:
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    Dick Enberg just said that Norris has “spunk, grit and hustle.” That’s like the Sparky Anklebiter Triple Crown!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  105. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Cishek. Jeez. Hasn’t looked good so far. First Benoit and now this. Holds leagues are starting to look better and better.

    • Joe Shmoe says:
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      @Big Magoo: Pick up Ramos?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Joe Shmoe: Depends on who you’d be dropping for him. But yeah, it might not be a bad move. Cishek should have plenty of leash, but his velocity is down and he hasn’t looked good at all.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Joe Shmoe: Ramos didn’t look good either.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Big Magoo:
      I hate Fucking Closers!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Preaching to the choir

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Big Magoo: 2nd hit was some bloop crap, double was real. isn’t ramos’ walk rate worse than that of last year’s rosie?

      • Joe Shmoe says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: Morris was brutal last year…I can’t imagine that would matter this year…

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: Ramos has control issues but misses a lot of bats. It’s more of a case of being concerned about Cishek than a vote of confidence for Ramos.

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Big Magoo: this is really first outing that mattered and sucked, and even with that it had 1 real hit to it. but yeah, having cishek in a lot of spots, not good news yet if that velo thing holds.

          joe shmoe: i meant ramos (everybody’s idea of who takes over if cishek is benched) and his walk rate last year. he misses bats and the strike zone (just don’t swing)

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Mordacious Levator: I’m more concerned about Cishek’s velocity than his early results. He’s struggling to hit 90 with his fastball. Could still be building arm strength, a “dead arm” phase, or an injury issue. It’s worth keeping an eye on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, might look at Ramos

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Closers are the bane of my fantasy existence

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: I grabbed Dunn all over since in the tough leagues Ramos is gone

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @J-FOH: Dunn is solid. He’s the best lefty in that pen so I don’t think he’d be the next in line, but he could see the occasional save opp.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: I remember him getting mentioned last year. I looked it up and my memory was right, he’s pretty equal between lefties and righties

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @J-FOH:
        so Ramos is the bar for a “tough” league?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @FrankGrimes: for RCL’s after Chiseks first melt down I would say so since in tough ones few SP’s are usually owned

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @J-FOH:
            Gotcha

  106. FrankGrimes says:
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    Walker Oof!

  107. fifth comment says:
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    Two starters next week. Koehler @atl @mets or Harang @mets @nats. Weighted towards QS and K/9. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler

      • fifth comment says:
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        @Grey: dankee

  108. Mordacious Levator says:
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    PIT’s bout to need their pitcher to be arcimedes’ on POINT! (bad nerd joke)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  109. ROBHALLA says:
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    HAHA SEATTLE STILL SUCKS ASS…..

    DROP OR HOLD WALKER? HE LOOKS SCAREEEEED

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @ROBHALLA: hey, he had like 28 perfect ERA innings in training camp.

  110. kisses says:
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    Not sure if you saw, but the Giants official twitter handle is starting to use the hashtag #Crawnik for any double play turned by Crawford and Panik. God bless their social media dept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @kisses:
      #McGeNik

  111. ROBHALLA says:
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    MY PITCHING STAFF-
    Tanaka , Taijuan, Iwakuma, Keuchel Gio Hahn——–Wainwirght (excluded)

    Note to self- stop drafting pitchers with fucked up names. What you expect when your name is Taijuan. Should have named him Brokedick.

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • jal179 says:
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      @ROBHALLA:

      I just peed a bit bahaha

      I refuse to pay attenion to my Cishek and Taijuan….. I’ll simply turn my eyes to Miggy and Agons stat lines and refuse to acknowledge the weak spots

  112. L-Boogie says:
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    Canha-hora! Oy gevalt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  113. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey,

    Fantasy question – in the link “These Voluptuous Vixens Love to Show Off’ the question is posed…”Do they actually bounce?”

    I was wondering…do they?

    On a serious and quite literary note I re-read Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus again. I give it a go every couple years so I’m up to about a dozen reads of it. Very symbolic, that. But this year as I read it I admit I thought of a certain Grey Albright and how people pepper him with questions and queries constantly. And how this saddens me for such a funny and witty and talented young lad as yourself. That is all to say that I truly and most sincerely hope this fantasy baseball thing pays the bills and does so in a deservedly lucrative way. You deserve financial freedom.

    Which takes us back to those aforementioned voluptuous vixens links. I’m not some midnight internet pervert. I am hoping to help pay Sisyphus’ cell phone bill. If clicking on vixens assists in that endeavor…well, such is my sacrifice. :)

    Seriously though dude – hope you have an awesome year. Pax.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Now excuse me I have a boulder to push up a mountain…

  114. J-FOL says:
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    Nice dive Boegarts, this guy sucks at short

  115. J-FOL says:
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    Bradley Jerome Boxberger! How could YOU!

    Well there went my zero ERA in the FCL. I guess I’ll take 37 innings of no earned runs and deal with it.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOL: Nice that was a good run man. My Grandal batty call today is about the only thing that has gone right for me so far. Latos and Quintana doin’ me ugly early. Offense not hitting yet….love the Goodfellas clip on your team page to ha! By the way, you’re name has some love showing, cover that up.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @nick the dick: OBP wolf! i can use catcher homers in all those leagues.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: Sorry Tristan emailed me, I’m all giddy. Thanks man, yeah Grandal was a nice batty call today. Wish i would of been quicker on the draw with the Pomeranz stream today

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: HA yeah I know how it is, can’t keep your significant other waiting. Explains why your name said J-FOL before

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @J-FOH: yeah I’m loving the Pomz tonight!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @The Great Knoche: i was juuuust about to drop him in one spot (pomeranz). maybe not so much yet. these leagues that i have pom and grandal aren’t streams though, they’re owned. Grandal is my starter even in some 12 teamers (OBP or OPS leagues). I thought all you guys punted catcher .

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @goodfold2: all depends on who is out there and what the league is. If you value him in top 8-10 which a bunch of people have this year you’re good. Ive never been high on Grandal, but he should get lots of ABs this year. In leagues where I waited on catcher( most) I play matchups.

  116. SteveNZ says:
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    Can someone let Puig know that the season has started?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: he’s still on Cuban time

  117. jal179 says:
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    d’Arnaud, McCann, Vogt, Norris, Ramos– 5×5 + OPS, Hits–10 team 1 C league no keepers

    Who for ROS from above? Or who cares, just pick the hot schomato and run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      d’Arnaud

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool. Pedigree is their….. I took McCann in the 25th rd so I’m ok dumping his sorry old ass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  118. Surfer dude says:
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    How lame is Latos, drop him for any of the following…House, Haren, Bradley or Pomeranz (who’s looking good tonight), H2H 12 teams – thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      House

  119. FrankGrimes says:
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    Costas n Smoltz = barf

  120. The Great Knoche says:
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    How about a little 17 (maybe more) inning Yankee/Red Sox battle to kickoff first full weekend of baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: get ready to bench all of these guys you might own tomorrow, they ain’t playing then. esp the old NYY ones. ortiz/napoli/pedroia too though. i doubt they’ll be enough time for hanram to do with 5 hours pre-game back thingy in time. that game starts in just over 9 hours.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  121. goodfold2 says:
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    holland no longer 3 day in a row guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apparently

  122. Boomer19 says:
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    What is the highest number you would wager even odds for Hamilton’s stolen bases this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      110

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: that can’t be right, he i believe meant what’s the number such that you’d be willing to take either side of it, since you’d only be getting 1 to 1 on your money, i.e. a coin flip. So if you say 110 you thinks just as likely he goes over 110 as under it. That seems crazy if you understood it that way.

  123. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    fairly deep league with QS/k per 9 and k to BB. masterson or w.chen?

  124. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered Teheran + Heyward for Stanton in a 12-team 5×5 (OPS and QS) keeper league where you can keep 4 players forever. Stanton is a 1st round keeper and J-Hey is also round 1 and Teheran is a 6th rounder next year. I’m worried about my depth. Here is my team:

    C: Hundley
    1: Bautista
    2: Dee
    SS: Wilmer
    3: Beltre
    OF1: Stanton
    OF2: Polanco
    OF3: Blackmom
    U: Taylor / Span (own both)

    SP1: Greinke
    SP2: Iwakuma
    SP3: Cole
    P: Hammel
    P: Uehara
    P: Soria
    RP: Feliz

    BN: JoFer, Addison Russell, Lamb, Franco, Rubby.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible trade… Stanton side

  125. glenstein says:
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    What about selling on Josh Hamilton after Arte Moreno’s comments?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What could you get for Hamilton?

  126. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    grey what about donaldson and cespedes for upton and marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, Donaldson side

  127. Da Bears says:
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    Hey Grey…I am using a Bench Spot with Rusney Castillo (no NA left)…should I drop him and add Travis or wait it out? Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, drop him

      • Da Bears says:
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        @Grey: Will do just that! Thanks! And I am holding an NA spot for Salazar too. Worth waiting on?
        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure… No problem

  128. nick the dick says:
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    Fantsay Joint Of The Day: (since I missed yesterday, i’m sick as a dog ya’ll!)

    Tigers looking unbeatable,
    Tulowitzki’ unbelieveable,
    But a season without him getting hurt isn’t feasable,
    Everyone on Castro and Travis, my steals and saves got no face,
    Is there anything sexier than Giancarlo stealing a base?
    Gattis still can’t hit the damn ball,
    Dannys ain’t get the chance, ya’ll,
    Mad you didn’t batty call Grandal,
    Napoli 0 for 4 times two, damn dude,
    Gotta love how Drew ran through, the coffee brew crew,
    I’m talkin’ Pomeranz,
    Put ya palms together, give him a hand,
    Dan, Norris decent the other day for a man who lives in a van,
    Torii and Miggy swiping sacks,
    Justin Morneau is taking hacks,
    I wish that every player got to have some Mile High at-bats,
    McHugh was McHuge, in my book he’s A-OK,
    Pap and Chap with clean saves,
    Holland made out of papier mache,
    I thought Haren retired,
    Fiers left something to be desired,
    Yanks and Sox game(s) took forever, walk it off man i’m tired,
    Of course that fat jalopy Big Papi had to ruin my night,
    But Big Dee Gordon’s stat line almost makes it alright,
    Then I got a Teix message saying tie that bitch up!,
    And then..ah, eff this shizz, I’ve had enough, the Yanks suck,
    Couldn’t walk it out,
    Across ths street from Ruth’s old house,
    Relief win for Sox knuckleballer The Guy On The Couch,
    Adam Jones still raking Buerhle,
    Taijuan looking girly,
    But same song, different tune, it’s still early

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sick or not, this shizz was still tight… Nice stuff, man! Feel better!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude! Yeah, my kids got it the worst. Hate seeing my boys so sick…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, that sucks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: Beautiful, I had a jazzy beat dropping in my head while reading this

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Oh yeah, lotsa horns and hard snares with some funky bass

  129. My Wood is LONGoria says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Gilli or Gregerson for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grilli

      • My Wood is LONGoria says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Casilla is available as well. Do you like him or Grilli better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Casilla

  130. Johnny says:
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    I know your high on House but SON has him at -13.5 at home vs Tigers today. Should I stream him in my roto league or hold off on this start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see holding off

  131. Elwood Blues says:
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    SS stands for Short Supply in our NL-Only auction today.
    13 SS were protected in our keeper league, including one guy who kept 3!!
    That leaves me and 2 others to bid over who is left: Cozart, Amarista, Kang, Galvis, Pennington, Tejada.. how would you rank ’em.. do I get in a bidding war over freakin’ Cozart or Kang.. or just settle for someone and load up on a power-hitting 2B at the Middle Infield spot (Kendrick,Murphy, Gyorko,Utley, Phillps, or Alcantara) to go along with my Scooter Gennett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart, Amarista, Kang

  132. Elwood Blues says:
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    With a vase of Rizzo, Gennett, Mart, J-Up, Taylor as hitters …
    and Cole, Lynn, WilyPeralta as starters and A.Reed as a closer..
    14 hitters/9 Pitchers make up our 4×4 roto league.

    With my top two starting pitchers, I’m thinking I can skip out on the high-bidding for some of the top line starters.. do I need to spend big on a big-name hitter in the OF or 3B, or spread out my $ over some decent high-upsiders?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need top-line starters… Spread out your money

  133. Au Shizz Showers says:
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    always enjoy and appreciate the write ups fellas… quick 2b weigh-in. looking for a fill-in while rendon is (hopefully quickly) healing that knee up.

    at the moment have micah johnson filling in and was hoping he could provide some speed out of that slot which would be a nice bonus, just not sure if i should jump ship and replace with one of miller/travis/jedd the gyork…. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Travis

  134. Reav says:
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    Tigers fan here and wondering about picking up Gose to help with R/SB and not kill my avg. Thinking about replacing S. Souza in that roll for my team. Just worried about the platoon situation in Detroit.

    6×6 league with OPS as the 6th batting category. Keep 3 players a year (so Souza is potentially a keeper if breakout year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  135. Scooterboy says:
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    Someone in my league already dropped Dozier so I picked him up. I have Wong at 2nd and Boegarts at my MI position. Should I start Dozier in front of either of these two? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  136. Wilson says:
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    How do you think about Danny Santana?

    D Santana over B Miller or Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @J-FOH: HAHAHA! Quotes from my favorite show.

        Effin’ Last of the Mujica! Note to whoever was calling that inning… after the third batter, mix in another pitch. Seriously, if he wasn’t fooling me sitting on the couch,then I guarantee he wasn’t fooling anyone in pinstripes.

  137. Dave says:
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    I’m looking for an extra SP who won’t completely ruin my life and maybe provide some QS and Ks. The slim pickin’s include Happ, RIglesias, DeSciafani, Cahill, Masterson, Stults, Milone, TWood, KGibson, and Detwiler. Thanks for your insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson

  138. Tim Shand says:
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    ROS

    Melky Cabrera vs. Travis Snider
    Micah Johnson vs. Devon Travis

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky…Travis…

  139. FrankGrimes says:
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    Should have known Walker
    Would implode when
    Tehol recommended him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Damn Tehol…

  140. Ben says:
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    Drop B Crawford (bench MI) for Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  141. Swfcdan says:
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    Send Xander and Shelby for Desmond. Xanders a keeper ($6) for another year but im getting by far the best player here. Do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond

  142. Blevin says:
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    Should we be worried about Walker’s control issues? You think he gets replaced?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta give him another start

  143. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you think Latos is toast? I mean no chance to rebound? I could drop him for Paxton but wouldnt you give him another start to see if he is REALLY toast?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Paxton

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. What do you think about Verlander? Could he become a serious factor this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t own him

  144. Derrick says:
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    12 man h2h, standard 5×5.

    Rizzo for Chris Davis and Boegarts. I have Santana to fill in at SS and I’m kinda weak in SB’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  145. Hondo says:
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    With Liriano getting bumped to Wednesday that gives Lind 6 RHP’s this week and I was already looking at him.
    Would you drop Choo(old,hurt,sucks) or Melky(kinda meh) for him? I start 4 OF’s(Harper,Puig,MicaelTaylor/Span on DL and Choo or Melky.I can slide Zobrist over if need be in a pinch..I’d mix and match between my 2 UTIL’s and 1B and CI. to play Lind this week.

    10 teamer,so there are some equally meh OF’s on the wire to patch things up with later,I just hate to pass this up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks,this is the 3rd time I’ve drafted him.
        I hope Kim Jong invades and he gets called back,we’ll see if how bad his back and arm hurt when he has to throw grenades at the North Koreans in -20 degree temperatures or get his nads shot off.
        Can we get the same fate for Latos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  146. Rhaoul Duke says:
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    Do you like one of Kennys Vargas or Kendrys Morales better, or do you view it as more of a coin flip? Right now I have Vargas filling in for Todd Frazier at 1st with Frazier at 3rd while Rendon is on the mend. But Morales is available on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales… Likely a coin flip

  147. letsgobravos says:
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    Samardzija has been hot garbage thus far. Damnit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  148. Hondo says:
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    Gose over Melke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, for steals

  149. Dommattingly says:
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    Arcia, Avi Garcia, Lind, Jake Lamb as a last bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  150. Fungazi says:
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    Who you like more Hahn or Shane Green? Extra cats are L & QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greene

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Wow, Greene really shot up those rankings. I hate giving up on high upside guys so early, but maybe see if Hahn does anything amazing tomorrow. Thanks my man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  151. SteveNZ says:
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    Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @SteveNZ: for being injured? if not those drugs didn’t keep him from being injured. this is reminiscent of how i got a janitor’s job once, said janitor was loaded on coke/booze one night at work and cut open his hand on something. He chuckled about how he got some paid time off do to said injury, but really they checked his blood when he got his hand fixed and he was fired from being on drugs at work. Truly, had he wanted to keep a job that you could be loaded at constantly he should’ve never told anybody about cutting his hand, and i later also heard the cut wasn’t really that bad. He should’ve wrapped it up Charlie/Frank Sunny style with garbage (certainly readily available for a janitor)

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Fungazi: yes, the story indicated that. unless you mean his bosses at the time, i don’t know. unless you are doing what i think you might be, in which case sorry 9 lines of reading makes you think of drug use (unless that’s what you enjoy in your reading, in which case i’ll take a fee). I can’t help that. Maybe some Adderall works here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me!

  152. Dave says:
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    Thanks for the write-up!
    Drop Choo for Travis? or Snider?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider

  153. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    holland out forever, DL stash he is. so again this TEX 20 team league has at least 3/5 of it’s DL spots filled early in the year. last year it was holland/profar/fielder, this year it’s holland/profar/darvish. which is best grab here. dynasty. K/9/QS in play here. vargas/c.anderson/matzek/milone? until milone’s resent start i’d think this was an easy anderson, but now i’m not so sure.

  154. Pb&j says:
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    Grandal sitting out for the second time in this shorty season for Kershaw’s personal catcher, Ellis. Drop Grandal for Norris?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Pb&j: it’ll still likely end up being only 1/5th of the time (which is no different than other catchers, mostly), only this week they’ve used kershaw 2 times in 5 games, since they had off day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  155. nick the dick says:
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    My my, Mr. Archer….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And that’s why we shouldn’t overreact on one start

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Me? Overreact? I never do! Never ever, don’t act like I do!! Ahhh god, I hate when you have that attitude like it’s always me….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Alls I care about is that it was in the FCL. Basement climb!

  156. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    jesus, these RP being terrible in SEA-OAK game has even affected FARQ!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: yikes, now even allen. i now have allen and/or cishek in pretty much every league as my ace closer. Allen less the closer the draft was till season, he went higher and higher as preseason went on. Perkins in the other spots, but player rater liked Cishek/Allen better than Perkins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s early

  157. Fungazi says:
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    Aaron Sanchez must be italian because he is cookin up some meatballs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  158. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    in that dynasty league where my team is so good i’m trying to trade carpenter for a RP (even a good non closer, we have holds, as long as he’s not old), should i be concerned about principle blackman getting platooned? he’s my only LF of any type. I could try to trade Blackmon/Carpenter for good RP AND another LF. this offense
    posey
    goldy
    altuve
    panda
    reyes
    LF blackman
    CF cutch
    RF braun
    Util a-gon
    BN – carpenter/bogaerts/polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who you can get

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: looking into yelich so far. probably a no go there, but seeing.

  159. Dave says:
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    Drop Zunino or Grandal for Avila?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  160. al says:
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    Should I make moves for guys like Brantley, Rollins, A. Escobar? WHo to drop?

    And should I drop for anyone Norris, Fiers, Hahn, Eovaldi, Bauer, Smyly or Greene?

    10 Team H2H Points; Scoring:
    HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1), SB (+1) , CYC (+5)
    WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Freeman
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Andrus
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: A. Gordon, J. Heyward, M. Cabrera
    (1) UT: JD Martinez
    Bench: (A. Rendon)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, L. Lynn, P. Hughes, McHugh
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, C. Martinez [SP/RP]
    Bench: (Hutchinson, Paxton, Bauer, Cobb)
    Bench Total: (5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Cobb for Brantley, if you’re saying Brantley is on waivers, but I’m not sure

  161. Bob says:
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    9 team Roto 6×6
    Already have robertson, Perkins, rondon for saves.

    Have some quality SP so question is would you drop Paxton, McCarthy, or Porcello for Familia and if so which one?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  162. Jon says:
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    If Gomes misses time (sure hope he’s ok!), Martin or Rosario?

    • Jon says:
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      Actually a guy just dropped Norris so he’s an option, too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Go Norris

  163. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    j.nelson tearing ass on the PIT team that’s benched nearly half it’s roster today.

  164. Bob says:
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    Roto 6×6 9 teams
    Solid SP and already have Robertson, Rondon, Perkins for saves.
    Drop McCarthy, Paxton, or Porcello to grab Familia off waivers or hold?

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: duplicate post, sorry.

  165. SteveNZ says:
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    Sure glad I dropped Schoop in the FCL. Got back now so he’s sure to suck again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I dropped him too… Oops

  166. Colton says:
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    Teheran was breaking bats and making the Mets humbill, then he became Col. Mustafa in the 7th inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  167. Colton says:
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    No Cron, Effin’ Navarro. Damn you Sciosciapath

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I missed that and he’s in my lineup…

      • Colton says:
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        @Grey: Should be a fun season!

  168. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Chris Coghlan BATTY CALL!!!

    *runs around room with hand up for high fives, gets no high fives, goes for ice cream, cries into bowl of ice cream as he realizes life can have more meaning than a batty call*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  169. Random Collmenter says:
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    Thanks for answering my trade question earlier…! Got another one:

    My Polanco for his Yordano + Taijaun?

    12-team keeper auction league (6×6 with OPS and Holds). Polanco is $1. Ventura is $3 and Taijuan is $1.

    I have nowhere to put Polanco and need pitching help. Here is my team:

    C Ramos / Wieters
    1 Davis
    2 Wong
    SS Desmond
    3 Castellanos
    OF/U: Jones, Springer, Kemp, Soler, Pederson, Polanco…

    SPs: Harvey, Samardzidja, Cole, Archer, Fiers, Hammel, Salazar
    RPs: K Rod, Soria, Mujica

    BN: Yasmany, Saunders, Gyorko

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  170. Dbacks and Archie Hello Fucking Kiity Night?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, hey, it’s your team

  171. Colton says:
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    Aushizz and Votto waking up giving me a prayer after my opponent had 8 HR in the first 2 weekdays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  172. TJ says:
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    Deep league stream. Who do you like more? Iglesias or Sadler? Both options intrigue me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iglesias

  173. FrankGrimes says:
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    AuShizz!
    38 more to go…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  174. Wilsonian says:
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    Guh, just lost Gomes for awhile, it looks like. Once he hits the DL, who’s the pickup:

    Grandal
    d’Arnaud
    Zunino
    Avila

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      d’Arnaud

  175. Turn Two says:
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    Mixed league head to head.. 5×5
    was just offered Kershaw, Hanley, and Beltran for Stanton.yes??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw side

  176. Colton says:
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    Poor Mike Olt. Everyone wants him to just go away because they have a Bryant Boner, then the announcers bury him on national TV on opening night, now he’s plunked and removed from the game after showing a little bit of promise with a yardball. I bet Boras is gyrating his hips right now, however.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  177. Wake Up says:
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    Kershaw and MadBum…

    Grey Albright, Albright, Albright…

    I’m drunk. Goodnight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, good night!

  178. booty says:
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    Moustakis or A-Rod

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @booty: Moose

  179. Greg says:
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    Okay….my outfield is hurting….slow starts….Calhoun, Pollack, Springer, Betts, Cuddyer…..would you drop any of them for Canha, Keirmeyer, or Snider? I’m actually thinking of dropping Fiers….I have a lot of starting pitching…but I’m going to need a spot since Yan Gomes is hurt…probably take a flyer on Avila….should I wait out my outfielders or make a move? Thanks…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Greg: Hold

  180. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    drop hahn (i suppose depending on his tomorrow/today start) for masterson or nelson?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: similar, but dynasty league. drop which of mccarthy/happ/latos for which of masterson (just dropped?) or nelson. when smyly is back i’ll have to drop 1 of the 1st three anyway.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mantis Toboggan MD: Never a big fan of Happ, although I gotta see another Latos start because he was dreadful in his first go-around. I’d take Nelson over Masterson

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: ok, so nelson over hahn in the first,but drop which of latos/mccarthy/happ for nelson in the 2nd?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Happ

  181. tone DEAF! says:
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    12-team H2H points. Who do I drop for a steamer? Here’s my staff:

    RP: chapman
    Rp: Soria
    P: Felix
    P: Carrasco
    P: Hughes
    P: shoemaker
    P: Pineda
    BN: Car-Mart
    BN: Bauer
    BN: Hahn
    BN: Eovaldi

    It would be to stream Shane Greene twice. Or do I just stick with who I have and see who works out?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @tone DEAF!: if anyone, definitely Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  182. Da Bears says:
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    Grey I picked up Travis and then Gose came available. What’s yer druthers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Gose for speed

  183. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    grey someone dropped brandon phillips would you rather have him or jose ramirez for mi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  184. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I never like giving up the best player overall in a trade, but….

    12 team h2h – I give Goldy and Odorozi – I get Donaldson, Sale, and Souza

    In a vacuum?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey:
        This is my current pitching staff:
        Lester, Samard, Ventura, Iwakuma, Shoemaker, Bailey, Peralta, Rosenthal, Robertson, Betances.
        C x2 Hundley/Weiters
        1B: Gold
        2b: Travis
        SS:HanRam
        2B/ss: Crawford
        3B: Arenando
        1B/3B: Moobs
        OF: Stanton, AJones, Joc, Desmond, Gose
        Util: Vogt
        B: Moustakas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need Sale

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Cool! That’s what I thought too.

  185. JT says:
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    Grey, I watched Sanchez pitch last night for the Jays. He throws hard, but he is wild as sh*t, and his secondary stuff has a long ways to go. I don’t want to completely knee-jerk, but he was so erratic that Im already concerned. In a Points League, rank these 4 for ROS: Sanchez, Jimmy Nelson, Jessie Hahn, and Ubaldo. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JT: Nelson, Hahn, Sanchez

      • JT says:
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        Thanks, Grey

  186. Fungazi says:
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    Do you like Nelson over Greene after his game yesterday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Ok, I call heads.. Greene

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me!

  187. moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    still didnt drop Latos…but i need to…
    Would you rank Nelson higher than Paxton ROS? There are also Bauer, Greene, CJ Wilson, Masterson to chose from. Thing is i really have to think and act long term due to limited number of transaction.

    btw, Salazar had a great start at AAA, would you drop Latos and stash him instead of acquiring one of those guys above if you had the room?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Paxton… I wouldn’t stash Salazar in a league where Nelson and Paxton are available

      • moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  188. booty says:
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    A rod or napoli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  189. Haha, even the radio guys are like “Hello Kitty Bobblehead?!” I actually wanted to goto that game, seemed like a good one and my mom would love the stupid Bobblehead. Was just too busy this weekend and had a bit of sticker shock at the ticket prices. And they wonder why they cant sell out Chase Field…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  190. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Always a pleasure..

    I know it’s early and the sample sizes are small. I was hoping you could rank these players in order for who you’d like as a utility?

    Avasail Garcia, Khris Davis, Alex Rios, Lorenzo Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Cain

  191. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    you believing this treinen over barrett business at WAS (and/or that Janssen’s awful ass grabs 8th soon over Barrett)? Treinen got the 8th and was awful ahead of Barrett (not tired) yesterday. If so which of these is best
    1. holds/k per 9/ k per BB/ net saves and holds
    baez/tolleson/kela/treinen/duensing (fien might be hurt)/yoervis/furbush/diaz

    2. NL only with just saves. marshall/diaz/delgado/carlyle/barrett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Treinen… Marshall

      • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: now that barrett was both slotted in again and looked great i’ll hold in the first case. treinen was bad yesterday in that role.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ok

          • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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            @Grey: i’m guessing with marshall it’s simply more likely reed gets injured/implodes than storen does.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  192. Bob says:
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    Just adding to the catcher talk with another Yan Gomes inquiry.

    Who’s the best replacement?
    Derrick Norris
    Wilson Ramos

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: goddamn iPhone. Also can choose from
      Alex Avila
      Wilin Rosario
      Jason Castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  193. Swfcdan says:
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    Man isn’t it fun to own Miggy, got him in 2/3 leagues.

    Simply absurd right now. Back to the no2 overall player next year I foresee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Word

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: 4/4 now with 2 bombs. Just a typical day in the life of Miggy…

      You got him in many leagues?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I have him in Tout

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Swfcdan: no where for me, so sad, didn’t have any picks that high this year in complete redrafts except where i took stanton at 3rd overall. trout/cutch only ones gone at that point. but that’s in a 20 teamer with a lot of extra base hit/OPS value, figured homers/youth might trump miggy in that one.

  194. Swfcdan says:
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    The Jays are gonna seriously pound many teams this year.

    My pick for the east. That offense is sick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  195. FrankGrimes says:
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    TJ House should not of left his house this morning.
    Alex would is not giving anybody any wood this week.
    Marte? more like Farte.
    Billy Hamilton has more dongs than Tu Novio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yes, yes, and ugh

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        every guy I own is batting .187 haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a one eight seven on your team

  196. Swfcdan says:
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    Ugh lost Gomes for a month or more. Now who do I go with: Avila, Ramos, Montero, Zunino, Castro, Suzuki (OBP league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Alright. And just ride the hot schmotato hand if one of the others heats up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  197. Wake Up says:
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    Dannysignsoflife

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

  198. Swfcdan says:
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    Desmondroppedto7th

  199. SteveNZ says:
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    Pweeeeeeg!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  200. Swfcdan says:
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    Guerrero finally gets a start today. Think he’s worth an add short term?

    Have Rendon out and Micah doing nothing so far so need a 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try him

  201. Brett says:
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    Need a second baseman Alex Guerrero Micah Johnson or semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  202. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    The ffffing snow is finally melting!

    Got offered Alex Gordon for Brandon Moss in my 15 team OBP league. Rankings indicate I should do it, just wondering if any concerns with Gordon’s wrist. This is for my LF spot. Also have Revere and Gose I can plug in as they are my bench bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it

  203. Gregory says:
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    Been high on Nelson….to get him I’ll need to drop 1….Wacha, Degrom, Pomeranz, C. Martinez, C. Tillman, C. Archer, J. Hahn.

    Leaning towards dropping Tillman….he’s always been just good enough to be fringe, but….

    Advice please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can lose Tillman

  204. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    assorted 12 team dynasty ?’s. 12 teamer, but we have 30 roster spots so it plays more like a 14 or 15 teamer. any/all useful SP gone. holds/QS/ OBA / losses for pitchers added and BB’s/K’s/slug/OPS added for hitters.
    mesoraco
    E5/Morneau/Carter
    Pedroia/Alcantara
    Harrison
    Segura
    LF upton/Carter/K.davis
    CF Cain/Alcantara
    RF calhoun/soler/polanco
    1 util slot, so a lot of guys are benched everyday
    RP (5 slots) F-Rod/Cecil/Farq/Rodney/Perkins
    Which of these sounds best, or just hold?
    1. trade F-Rod for a good young holds type like O’Day/Strop/Jepsen?
    2. trade F-Rod for a decent 3B Carpenter, drop K.Davis and add one of Ottavino/Marshall/Diaz/Tolleson/Kela/Ramos/C.smith/Furbush
    3. drop K.Davis for somebody i might be able to use (3B or SS), but best options are J.Ram/Freese/Plouffe/McgeHee
    K.Davis simply is finding problems getting into this roster, but I don’t want to drop him without improving somewhere, also F-Rod might not have value for long at his age, and damn MIL’s pitching doesn’t seem it’ll be getting all that many wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Sure 3. Ramirez

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: oops, in #2 that owner wanted cashner for carpenter, which i’m guessing i shouldn’t do, SP are hard to find here. I’d be better off streaming in Plouffe/J.Ram for segura/harrison off days likely, dropping K.Davis for that roster spot, holding F-Rod.

  205. Brett says:
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    Zunino or Vogt? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  206. booty says:
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    Paxton or Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  207. Swfcdan says:
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    Bye bye Hawkins at last…

    Grab Ottavino y’all!

  208. SteveNZ says:
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    Thanks to Hawkins and Peavy my ERA is just south of 6.00 in the FCL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: As I said the other day, I knew Hawkins would do this at some stage, but the season’s barely a week old!

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @SteveNZ: At least you didn’t have Latos, oh wait you probably did!

          I did, so im another of the idiots right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he could settle down (not counting on it, but possible)

  209. Bob says:
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    10team 5×5 h2h

    I give Ellsbury and Samardzjia and I get Donaldson. Trade or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  210. Swfcdan says:
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    See Rodneys another closer that puked over teams stats tonight. Worth grabbing the farker (farquar) in case, or the furry bush (furbush)?

    Either of those or AJ Ramos for save chasing.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Swfcdan: i’m thinking the order (i have similar question below too) would be ottavino (if open)/farq/ramos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Farq

  211. goodfold2 says:
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    12 teamer with deep enough benches that best SP unowned are masterson/malone/haren/vargas/gallardo/c.anderson
    saves only. H2H league.
    4 RP slots with cecil/hatcher/perkins/familia/parnell (DL)/mcgee (DL)
    these SP. likely drop peavy anyway (entirely hittable today, even with K’s) at least to stream. 5 moves per week, 1 left for today this week. these SP
    burnett/price/peavy/wood/greene/liriano/norris/hammel/paxton/fiers/hutchison.
    1. drop peavy and hatcher for both of ottavino/farq
    2. drop one of them for one of ottavino/farq (i’ll assume ottavino is quickest add)

    Held Peavy (since last year he was great on SF) long enough to see he’s streamer here (or is at least right now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1.Sure

  212. Skeezix says:
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    Grey, I’m struggling with my last SP spot. We start 6, and I’m rolling Peavy out there since Gausman didn’t make the rotation (I’m waiting on Ryu). Would you use one of five wavier picks for the whole year to pickup Shane Greene? I’m tempted especially given that he could well be a 2-starter this coming week. I would likely have to drop Dominic Brown (or Kang though rookies are valuable for us, or Gausman). I’m not excited about burning a waiver pickup in the first week, but Greene isn’t your average streamer, is he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab Greene

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I am set to drop Brown, but would you be more likely to want to drop him, Gausman or Kang? I know Kang would likely be the first option, but we also must start a rookie, so if he ends up getting more regular at bats he may be more valuable than in normal leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brown is fine to drop

  213. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    best 2 out of morrow/masterson/nelson/hahn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      nelson/hahn

  214. Carlos says:
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    Grey:

    I am in a 10 team H2H league with 28 roster spots but no DL spot. Is Yan Gomes worth holding onto, or should I cut bait? Hes going to be a “dead” roster spot for 6-8 weeks, but he has a lot more upside than my waiver wire replacement (Norris). I already have Smiley as one dead roster spot, but can’t really afford to have 2. My plan was to drop Smily for Norris, and then move Gomes to an 8 week bench spot.

    I currently have L. Hawkins as one of my closers. Should I drop him for Ottavino now? Or wait?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Gomes… Pick up Ottavino, but don’t drop Hawkins yet

  215. Derrick says:
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    Kinda weak in SB’s and AVG. and I have a lot of power.

    Make sense to drop Gyorko for Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  216. Brett says:
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    Souza worth holding onto for my bench or should I cut him to stash Guerrero or Vogt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  217. Bob says:
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    Ellsbury and samardzjia for Donaldson. Which side wins? 10team h2h 5×5

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: never mind. Duplicate, answer to other one didn’t register. My bad…

  218. Wake Up says:
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    He’s the ace————————->

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  219. Bob says:
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    10 tea m5x5 h2h

    Two starts for each this upcoming week. How,would you rank them?
    Danny Duffy @min, vs. oak
    Shelby Miller vs Mia, @tor
    Mat latos @atl, @nym

  220. What's a Drexl? says:
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    we’re still not dropping vargas/arcia for canha/snider/alonso/kiermaier/fuld yet right? (canha somehow already has 20 at bats (that might be before today too)). 20 team redraft so don’t want to overreact to short term noise and then see vargas/arcia is gone. OPS and slugg instead of homers in this one.

    2. for dynasty greene or heaney? I got Heaney in active slot, and if he doesn’t start by april 20th i have to drop him (last news about this was april 4th, saying he’d start the 14th, but schedules still say undecided on that date, but he is listed as 5th SP at LAA in depth charts). we have a rule that we can’t have more than 5 NA’s to stash. I didn’t think Heaney was gonna be an NA of course.

  221. Josh says:
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    Rank in a 14 team redraft with K/BB and QS added

    Peavy, Archie Bradley, Wei-Yin Chen

  222. Greg says:
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    One more for the week! Rank the following for upside: C. Martinez, J. Masterson, J. Kelly, Feldman, Koehler, and someone I’m always wondering when he’ll put it together, Miguel Gonzalez.

    I think C. Martinez….and a good team….but if Kelly has really developed KO stuff….

    Anyway, rank top 3 of those….14 team league, that’s the best of what’s left!

    Gracias

  223. Blake says:
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    Grey,

    I have gyrko as my 2nd baseman and he is killing me! I have zobrist as my SS, I could slide him over to 2nd and pick up a SS – Here is who is available for 2nd and SS on my waiver wire (I only get 12 adds the whole season so let me know if it is worth it over the long haul plus I am in a pts league that favors power hitters)

    2B
    Devon Travis
    Jace Peterson
    Stephen drew (can also play short)
    B Phillips
    Solarte
    Odor
    S Gennett

    SS
    Simmons
    Iglesias
    B Miller
    J lowrie
    Segura

    Should I pickup any of these? I can drop Aaron hill who is on my bench

  224. Surfer dude says:
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    hi, Snider or K.Davis, 12 H2H points, thks

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