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A scary scene yesterday for my fantasy team.  WHY DOES THE UNIVERSE MOCK ME?!  I’m not saying it was Ancient Aliens, but it was Ancient Aliens.  Everything was lined up for my success, then Carlos Carrasco was a little too lined up by Melky.  I don’t wish ill on anyone, but couldn’t Melky have hit T.J. House.  He’s got a solid foundation.  He could take the hit.  Was this the Fantasy Baseball Overlord and his infinite deviousness?  Why is your deviousness so infinite?  In a pool of your deviousness, do you have to lifeguard it constantly?  Seems dangerous.  Ugh, Carrasco?  More like Srir-ouch-a, I’m going to get sauced.  The Indians are saying Carrasco didn’t suffer a concussion, but we’ll see.  This might open a spot for Danny Salazar.  I went to grab him in every league, but he was gone already.  Then again, Jhoulys Chacin just signed a minor league deal with the Indians, and Salazar was seen riding in the rain, while the song, Just Once, played on the radio as he cried.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – Back pain still has him sidelined.  The good news is he said he might be back on Friday.  The bad news is might and back.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Okay, so maybe the sample size of his first game wasn’t enough.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  The Grande Dolor!  Eat a Wong, Frank Thomas!

Rusney Castillo – Hit the minor league DL with a jammed shoulder.  Jammed should always be written in italics.  Along with squeezed, squashed and crowded.  Deep Thoughts by Grey Albright.

Xander Bogaerts – Questionable for today’s game due to a sore knee.  But we almost had it all….We almost had it all….like Bogaerts and Bacall!  We were hot butter on toast and now he’s toast and I have what looks like butter on my fingers, I don’t know, I don’t want to taste it to find out.

Pablo Sandoval – Day-to-day with a bruised foot after being hit by a pitch.  *Lisa Simpson groan*  Take my whole fantasy team, please!  I take my team everywhere and it still finds a way to disappoint me.

Justin Masterson – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  In Boston, they call that “keeping the team in the game.”

Dustin Pedroia – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer.   An ant can’t lift a rubber tree plant, but Pedroia’s got high ropes!

Stephen Strasburg – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ever have some fantasy days when you just want to go back to sleep and hope it was a dream?  Yesterday was one of those days for me.  Strasburg is only Strugglesburg because I actually drafted him this year.  I knew I shouldn’t have messed with a top arm.  I didn’t need him either, I have Carrasco, Arrieta, Samardzija–Oh, God, make the pain stop.

Yunel Escobar – 2-for-5 after being moved to the top of the Nats’ lineup.  Just the way the Nats drew it up.  Did I say ‘drew?’  I meant threw.

Michael Taylor – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd steal.  You wouldn’t have been moved to the bottom of the order if you would’ve done that the first seven games.  Now Matt Williams has to think about what he wants the lineup to be.  Not cool, Taylor.  A man like Matt don’t have time for thinking!

Alex Rios – Sounds like he won’t need to pretend to care about playing baseball for four to six weeks because he broke his fifth metacarpal.  Fun fact!  The metacarpal once wrote a book about a metacarpal writing a book.  It was very metacarpal.  It sold well in the metacarpal community; you wouldn’t know.  Filling in for Rios is that guy that runs around like a chicken with his head cut off, Jarrod Dyson.  The Chicken Man used to want to hit for power, but luckily his wife kept nagging him to steal bases.  Guess Dyson’s henpecked.  *high-fives self*  Ow, too hard!  For steals, I’d grab Dyson, and have already if it makes the SAGNOF go down a little easier.

Daniel Norris – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Blahrays.  He’s about as efficient as fixing a water shortage by not automatically bringing a glass of water to the table.

Drew Smyly – Made his 2nd rehab start.  Smyly will make two more rehab starts and keep that same cheery attitude.

Steven Souza – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (2).  Finally, he’s fogging up the mirror under his nose!

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  I searched Jepsen on Twitter in real time to see why Boxberger wasn’t getting the save, and, boy, was that a mistake.  Instead of Kevin Jepsen news, I was greeted by Bieber lip-synching a Carly Rae Jepsen song.  Granted, I’m out of touch on Biebs news, but how long has he been cracked out?  He looks like Michael Madsen right after doing a line of coke with Amanda Bynes.  You just know the Yahoo News editor has Biebs’ obit on his desktop for easy access.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st steal as he was bumped down to the eight-hole.  We almost had it all….We almost had it all…Like Bogaerts and Bacall!  Damn, that’s still stuck in my head.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and 1st steal as he moved to the leadoff spot.  He didn’t exactly light the world on fire from the leadoff spot, but managers think about things in the most cock-eyed ways, and since the Rangers won and had their best offensive day, the manager might take that to mean Odor should leadoff and Leonys should hit eighth.  The manager in this case is I have no idea.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (1).  Everything that wasn’t working for the Rangers up until yesterday, clicked.  Now they just need to face Drew Rucinski every day, a pitcher who I believe was on the Roller Derby Grand Tour up until Monday.

Nick Martinez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K.  Sorry, can’t recommend him.  Not by the hair on my lippy-lip-lip.

Jedd Gyorko – Sat out three straight days.  Gyorko, go down that alley other there.  Yeah, don’t worry, I have some lovely furs for you.  No, a little further.  What do you mean you have to get home to cook dinner?  No, Gyorko, get the furs!

Odrisamer Despaigne – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  No Ks with Odrisamer Despaigne, but every other frickin’ letter.  I grabbed Idriselba Despaigne in one NL-Only league, and could see him as a streamer (or Stringer), but he’s more of a Hodgepadre.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-3, hitting .364.  Appears to be on the good side of the Padres 2nd base platoon, and he’s a solid Prado-type, which is to say not much but counting stats.

Jeremy Hellickson – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Here’s a chicken or egg question for you.  Is it that good offenses followed Hellickson to the NL West or is Hellickson just not good?

Hisashi Iwakuma – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Oh, Hisashi, you were supposed to be one of the safe ones.  Maybe because he’s Japanese, but he seems like he’d be hard on himself.  I’m embarrassed for him.  I’m kinda hoping he’s hurt because then his pee-poor pitching will make more sense.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  I see your regression and I raise you NO REGRESSION.  Literally.  I raised it.  See?

Fernando Rodney – 1/3 IP, 2 ER.  Right now, it’s about 11:03 PM PST.  By about 10 AM PST, Rodney’s going to need a “break” and Danny Farquhar is going to be the closer.  Save vultures, start picking the Farq out of him.

Alex Guerrero – 1-for-1 and his 2nd homer, hitting .417, but yesterday came as a pinch hitter because Mattingly really likes Uribe.  Uribe asks, “Why?”

Devin Mesoraco – Out another day with a sore hip.  I’ll tell you one thing he’s not doing on his day off, a beauty contest!

Brandon Phillips – Left the game due to lightheadness.  That’s one problem Bochy never has.

Anthony DeSclafani – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Here’s one name that no one is talking about, likely because no one can pronounce it.  It might be because I actually own him in two leagues, but I’m liking what I’ve seen so far.  I don’t think he’s an every league pickup yet, but deeper leagues should definitely be scooping in.  Or maybe that’s DeSclafooping in.  Or not.

Mike Olt – Continues to sit out with a sore wrist.  Pick up whoever is replacing him, they will be an All-Star.  Guaranteed!

Brett Gardner – Unlikely to return until Friday with a sore wrist. And his owners are, appropriately, pist.

Miguel Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I had a serious case of namelganger when I saw what he did because I drafted Miguel Gonzalez in my NFBC league.  Only I drafted Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.  Stupid same names!  For whatever reason, no one seems to want anything to do with the Orioles pitchers that actually pitch well (See also Chen), but love the O’s pitchers that cause headaches (see Tillman, Gausman).  Gonzalez is owned in 2% of ESPN leagues, has a 1.42 ERA and had a 3.23 ERA last year in 159 IP.  Yup.

Adam Jones – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Member during the first round of your draft when you didn’t want to draft Jones so you went for Rizzo?  How’s dem apples?  Wormy!

Christian Yelich – Was scratched with a stiff back.  Stiff back?  What 14-year-old has a stiff back?  A stiff front maybe.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd steal.  Mi novio!  I missed you.  Why don’t you write?  Don’t have my address?  You can just leave the letters on your front porch.  I’ll get them.

Tom Koehler – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I streamed him this week in Tout Wars with an eye on hopefully holding him longer.  For what it’s Werth, the Stream-o-Nator thinks I’m crackers, but he goes to Metco next.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  He now has 4 RBIs on the year.  Weird, the Braves lineup is stacked.

Kendall Graveman – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks.  Only three Ks vs. the Astros is like negative strikeouts vs. another team.  Hey, you liked the idea of Graveman coming out of the spring, but you also once thought Zubaz were a good idea.  Move on.

Mark Melancon – Has a 9 ERA so far, and has been having velocity problems since the spring.  Emphasis on “has been.”  Velocity problems is code for “you can’t close games, sucker.”  You can see why they have a code for it, otherwise, it’s just too harsh.  Tony Watson should be owned in all leagues and is likely the guy the Pirates would go to next, but the problem with T. Wats…Maybe I should spell out his name.  The problem with Tony Watson is he’s a lefty.  Jared Hughes could sneak into the picture and Arquimedes Caminero is also a sexy pickup and sounds like he should have dice hanging from his last name.

Justin Verlander – Could rejoin the Tigers after his simulated game today.  That means you have about five more days of good news to trade Verlander before it goes pear-shaped.

Shane Greene – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I’m guessing now all the people who came into the comments and asked if they should pick up Greene, and then ignored my advice to do that will now actually grab him….Next year, because someone else got to him first.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal, hitting .480.  He’ll cool off at some point, but at that point you can drop him.  OWH (Own While Hot; acronyms are so less helpful when I have to explain them.)

Michael Cuddyer – After being hit by a pitch on his hand, X-rays came back negative, but I’m positive you can find someone better.

Bobby Parnell – Started a rehab assignment.  Hopefully he doesn’t have Dr. Drew.  People be dying out of his rehab.

David Wright – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring pull.  Weird, he’s usually so healthy.  Hopefully he doesn’t do his usual and try to play through it at 30% for three months, then hit the DL.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .160.  I’m not a huge fan of Murphy.  Okay, I don’t like him and wouldn’t own him, but the amount of people asking to drop him is kinda silly.  You drafted him off his previous five seasons, so now you’re dropping him off of five games?  Oy gevalt.

Ben Revere – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was dropped to the eight hole.  Such a disservice to Revere.  Who’s filling out that lineup?  A turncoat?

Odubel Herrera – 0-for-5 as he was moved to the leadoff spot.  The Phils aren’t playing for anything, so I can understand wanting to try some new looks, but a week’s leash is all Revere gets?  Ryan Howard is getting $25 million for the next two years then $23 million in 2017.  Now that’s a leash!  By the time Howard’s contract is up, he’s going to be taking grounders like Redd Foxx screaming, “I’m coming, Elizabeth!”

Cody Asche – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .429.  I told you he was a sleeper (12 months too soon)!

Chase Utley – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (1, 2) and legs (1).  Chase showing up Asche, Odubel can’t get a double, Ryan a hit?  Nary.

Adam Ottavino – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks with the Kimbrel.  Oh my Gosh Johnson, Walt Weiss made the right move and went to Ottavino for the save.  Of course, after Betancourt sat on my team and gave up a pointless run.  Goodbye, Rafael, may you be picked up off waivers by one of my opponents.

Nori Aoki – 1-for-3 and his 2nd steal, hitting .405.  Leave your password in the comments and I’ll pick him up for you.  If your password is Greyisadoofus, we’re no longer friends.

Buster Posey – Didn’t start yesterday because of his trapezius muscle.  Sounds like he also won’t be starring in Cirque du Soleil any time soon.  By the by, you know how they have a Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil?  When Oprah dies, they can just make Cirque du Soleil’s O about her.  One of the Croatian midget contortionists announces, “Everyone gets a car,” then they swing from cars hanging from the ceiling for two hours.  It writes itself.

   
  1. Josh says:
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    Otta’ Boy!

    • Biz says:
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      @Josh: Hawkins a safe drop now?

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Biz: Yup

  2. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Would you trade Gardner for Torii Hunter and Jake McGee? 20 teams thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kiss a Bum: If I needed saves I’d get a guy that was currently getting saves

  3. Chris says:
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    It just struck me that everyone in MLB, with the exceptions of Adrian Gonzalez and Shane Greene, are shit.

    • Miles says:
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      @Chris: Adam Jones, don’t forget him

  4. Guy says:
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    Drop Zunino for Ruiz/Castro/Cervelli/Flowers/Hundley/Navarro or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Guy: Hold

  5. Lauren says:
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    Would you pick up desclafani 12 team mixed league?? My waiver wire is bone dry of pitchers.

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    This is like Gray’s anatomy, Season 1 all over again. Great stuff, man.

    Tried to trade Cutch22 for Su Novio str8 up. The trade was rejected in less than 30 seconds. That’s efficient!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Speedy McGreedy says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I’m surprised he wasn’t available on waivers

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Speedy McGreedy: LOL, man! There’s at least one cerebral manager!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  7. Duntroon68 says:
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    Nobody cares but me but on one team I drafted Cobb, Ryu, Stroman, Wheeler and Carrasco. Felt pretty smug at the time.

  8. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    This might be a dumb question, but in a deep dynasty league, should I be clogging up my last DL slot with Cliff Lee when someone better is injured, and there are players who could really be helping me now in the FA pool?

    • Miles says:
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      @Speedy McGreedy: Cliff Lee has likely thrown his last pitch in the majors. really there is virtually no reason to hold him in any league, especially if there is something in the FA pool

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Miles: agree with Miles..I cut Lee last week and added Matt Moore to my DL slot..

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Corbin could be a good stash, as he was not injured, had pneumonia, I believe..Jarrod Parker could be another good one, he is due back end of May..Holland if someone cut him as the did in my league

            • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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              @Malicious Phenom: Pneumonia?…Is that what they are calling Tommy John now?

              • Bye Felicia says:
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                @JeF WiTH 1 F: LMFAO!!! *ZING

              • Malicious Phenom says:
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                @JeF WiTH 1 F: My bad..Here is who I was thinking about:

                Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Colome is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with pneumonia..

  9. Wombat says:
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    As a Sox fan, the Masterson blurb made me smile, Grey.

    I asked about a trade of his D’Arnaud and Fiers for my Lamb and Myers. You said hold, and I’m holdin’.

    But wanted to run this past you: his D’arnaud and Alex Wood for my Lamb/Myers.

    Still hold? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wombat: Take Wood if you need an SP (like the Sox)

      • Wombat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. Swfcdan says:
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    Think theres a chance we might all be farquing up the wrong tree. Carson Smith’s already cleaned up some farquing messes this season in the 8th and is their best reliever right now. He could become the man. Want to add him but would have to drop Latos (dont want to do it just yet), or AJ Ramos (Cishek has even thrown a scoreless frame yet). Thoughts?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Swfcdan: Or maybe Medina. I don’t think Farquar will be the guy the way he’s looked. Where’sssssSmokey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: They’ve gone to Farq in the past, Medina’s 2nd

  11. Moustard says:
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    Now please just give me the Salazar!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moustard: That would be a small consolation

  12. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Drop Eovaldi for DeClafai?

    If Rodney goes, if Farquar the most likely option? (I picked him up where I own Rodney and more)

    Same with Tom Watson (He has been picked up where I own Melancon, yikes)

    All the closers I took in all my leahues are disasters except K Rod, Storen, Grilli, and Rondon.

    Back to the Buxton question. You said sure, but I forgot to mention that the NA spot I have him in is a job Kepeper. It can’t really hurt as there isn’t anyone else to keep in my NA spot (Rodon is not available and Synnegaard is worisome)

    Last question: I have Rodon on my bench in one league. So long as I’m doing fine all around, do you think this is a solid hold (non keeper)

    Oh, one more. Haha. Drop De Aza for A-Guerrero?

    Thanks Grey!!

    • Miles says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: did you even read Grey’s article?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Miles: LOL

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Miles: Seems like a bunch just look at his picture then straight to comments.

        • @Toe Knee Arm Ass:

          Not me – I sit here staring at that mustache for hours. It’s dreamy *swoon*

    • Cram It says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Make a decision!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: That Tom Watson is one hell of a golfer, I mean reliever. Even at his age.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: I’d hold Eovaldi for now… De Aza hold… Rodon is fine to hold

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: You have a bunch Internet warrior assholes on here Grey.

        Thanks for answering my questions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. Jay Z says:
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    Is it time to consider dropping Hisashi Iwakuma in a 10 team H2H with W and QS? There is Hughes, Hutch, Shoemaker and DeSclafani. Would you hold or drop for anyone of these guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay Z: I’d likely hold, but you could stream potentially

  14. Need a fill-in for Rios. Should I grab Kendrys Morales or Avisail Garcia? Better streamer for today, Taijuan Walker or Trevor Bauer? Thanks. U da man!

  15. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Paxton or Salazar?

  16. Snag says:
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    I currently find myself with Headley, Moustakas and Lamb on my roster. Which one to cut?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Snag: Tough call..Chase is the least productive at the moment, BUT will Mostsuckass start sucking again and can Lamb do this all year?

      • Loudness of the Lamb says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: He won’t hit .387 all year but he’s definitely a legit looking .800+ OPS bat who has a good minors track record vs. LHP and a glove that will keep him on the field through some rookie slumps. Dbacks are just making a last ditched effort to get A.Hill trade-worthy (which looks like a lost cause).

        I’m thinking Lamb should soon start getting weened on soft lefties then be be on his way to everyday land. From what I can see he’s got the best shot of any current Dback at eventually locking up the 4-hole between Goldy and Trumbo .

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Snag: Lamb..mainly because hes not hitting against lefty’s

  17. RP says:
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    Would you trade R. Zimmerman for Rendon straight up in a H2H points league?

    • @RP:

      I would do that if I were the one getting Rendon.

      It’s only a matter of time until Zimmerman gets hurt – meanwhile Rendon is getting healthy & plays 2B

      Sell high / buy low. Many fortunes are made that way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RP: Sure

  18. BERK! says:
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    There was a very confusing/amusing update on ESPN fantasy regarding Sandoval’s injury. It gives the news then cites “the Boston Globe’s Xander Bogaerts” as the source. What the?! I guess it’s such a common name?! Easy mistake?! Took a screenshot for the amusement of my fellow Razzballers dealing with sads as a result of the FBO’s infinite deviousness this morn: http://imgur.com/s6V0TeE

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @BERK!: It’s just a bruise for Sandoval the infamous dtd, Wright on the other hand may not be so good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK!: HA! Awesome

  19. Dileo says:
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    Wow….nice “Key Largo” reference. Good luck explaing that, or who Bacall was to anyone under 35…

    My team is a hot mess at the moment Carrasco , Rendon still MIA, Pollock platooning, Gyorko (insert any deragatory adjective) Cisek/perkins are my closers.

    I know its early, but its like The fantasy gods are Lucy , and Im trying to kick a football…..

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      @Dileo: . . . or is it a Bertie Higgins reference? Oh, same problem. Never mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dileo: Thanks! You’ll get that football, keep trying

  20. Greg says:
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    Am I allowed to drop Tanaka for Quintana in a 12 team H2H cats redraft league? W, L, ERA, WHIP, K, QS. 5SP slots but only two bench spots and Quintana hit waivers by an impatient owner. I feel like Tanaka may not be entirely good this year. Hah.

    Staff might be considered a mess: Harvey, Tanaka, Iwakuma, Shelby, CMart, Fiers, Greene and Bailey on the ol DL.

    Ian Kennedy also available if you see a move there!

    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: I’d prefer Quintana, can’t you trade Tanaka?

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: I’m definitely tryin. Not too much interest after those first couple of starts.

        Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          @Greg: should’ve traded him the second you drafted him, when you were only one who knew about what he’d look like.

  21. Ray says:
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    ROS Miley, Pomeranz or Wily Peralta?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Ray: I like Pomeranz out of that group

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ray: Pom

  22. Matt says:
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    1 .I totally punted saves in my ESPN Standard league draft and just pick up closer during the season. I have around 7 SP on each team and have been trying to decide who to drop. Which 3 would you rather have:

    Farquhar
    Watson
    Soria
    Familia
    Ottavino

    2. Which 2 pitchers do you like ROS:

    Bauer
    Walker
    Salazar
    Fiers
    Shoemaker
    Latos

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Matt:

      1. I don’t know much about closers, there scare me like circus clowns.

      2, T. Walker, Shoe

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: @Matt: Soria, Familia, Ottavino…..Shoe/Fiers…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: @Matt: Otto,Soria, Speculative
      Shoe, Bauer,Latos (maybe?)

    • @Matt:

      Soaira and Ottavino are both official closers and while you’re asking this question, someone else likely added them. Familia has a job but his job security depends on Parnell’s velocity and ability to keep his arm attached to his body.

      The other two scrubs are purely speculative adds.

      Of that bunch of drop Salazar & latos, but that’s just me. I’m crazy like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: 1. Soria, Familia, Ottavino 2. Bauer, Shoemaker

  23. Yescheese says:
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    Ah, another day in the RCL:

    “Carrasco’s on the ground!” [rushes to espn app] “SOMEONES ALREADY PICKED UP SALAZAR 30sec AGO!!!!” [pulls out imaginary hair] “CARRASCO IS STILL ON THE GROUND WRITHING! WTF!!!!”

    • Btdrnks says:
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      @Yescheese:and that’s why you should move to FAAB….

    • Btdrnks says:
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      @Yescheese: @Yescheese:and that’s why you should move to FAAB….

    • dizzystpizzy says:
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      @Yescheese: added insult to injury is McAllister allowing both baserunners to score.

  24. Pb&j says:
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    Dump Latos for Gonzalez?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Pb&j: Not yet, Miguel will NOT strike out 10 every game..

      • Pb&j says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Ks aside, I just saw a stat saying he’s had a 1.76 ERA since mid August. Should be interesting to see how he does against the Red Sox next outing.

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Pb&j: Thanks for that, IM keeping an eye on him..

  25. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    grey dj Dj LeMahieu has been hitting well, schamatto? breakout?

  26. JVanSlyke says:
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    Just a jaw contusion for Carrasco. I read that he was back in the clubhouse doing arm exercises before the game ended

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JVanSlyke: If he doesn’t hit the DL it will be a miracle.

      • JVanSlyke says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:

        I’m ok with a quick stint. I thought best case 2016 when he dropped. hopefully he’s ok mentally. Maybe they can let him use the batting practice net for a few games. The new commissioner seems pretty forward thinking

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @JVanSlyke: I hope they don’t wait a week to start him.

      • uncdrew says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass:

        I just read that they are pushing his next start back one day. Assuming he doesn’t end up gun shy from this, it’s a pretty good outcome.

        Good thing it was Melky and not Encarnacion that hit the ball.

  27. evast says:
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    1. Should I cut Arcia for Travis Snider?
    or
    2. I also have a Gose I can cut, but need steals. How do you see playing time shaking out in Detroit w/Gose and Rajai?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @evast: 1. Yes 2. Gose gets more ABs

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: we have three 3 until slots in my 11 team roto; drafted rajai and snagged gose off the wire and have been platooning them. Pretty satisfied thus far….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  28. Awesome Auger says:
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    Just got offered Freeman and Soler for my Rizzo in a keep any 6 players forever league… Seems like a prettt good offer for me, am I missing something?

    • @Awesome Auger:

      They’re selling high on Freeman’s hot start & Soler’s 2-HR day and buying low on Rizzo.

      What you’re missing is that you’re dealing your 1-2 rounder for their what, 8th & 10th rounders?

      All less relevant after the draft of course, but that’s how it looks from here. I’m high on Soler, skeptical of Freeman and ambivolent towards Rizzo (e.g. I was not on the bandwagon that Rizzo would be worth his draft position)

      Not a bad offer from the dude who made it – smart, really.

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        @Lucky Dog: Lucky Dog….it what world is Freeman an 8th rounder. I believe he was going in 3rd round at the LOWEST. And what hot start are you talking about for Freeman? 0.250 and 2Hr? That’s hardly blistering. I would snatch that trade up in a second.

        • @Btdrnks:

          Freeman was an 8th rounder in my 10-team league – people have short memories. I passed on him in the 8th, but only because I had 2 1B already.

          12-teamed he’s what, 5th?

          3rd round is a reach.

          Whatever – it’s your trade. I would probably rather have Soler/Freeman but that’s just because I’m not as high on Rizzo as most. It’s certainly a fair trade, so it really comes down to which players you like most & whether you need OF help.

          • Btdrnks says:
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            @Lucky Dog: so, going by Greys 38th ranking rather than your oddball league, freeman is a 3rd Rounder.

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Lucky Dog: @Wombat: I’d def do the Wood trade.Pretty sure Freeman and Do let have been by round 5-6 at most. Never thought of Rizzo as 1st rounder. Rejected him for my Price recently.

        I’d do the deal.

        • @SallyCips:

          I didn’t either – he was on my overrated list this year – love him as an up & coming young player but not for the price.

          He went 2.01 in my 10-teamed. 11th overall isn’t awesome value in my opinion.

  29. poundsand says:
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    Ottavino over Boxberger?

  30. Trying to get backers for your Cirque d’O. You had me hooked at midget contortionists. But swinging from cars? You’ve got something there Grey & I’ll finance at least half a dozen of those little fellahs.
    Was trying to cling to Gyorko through the weekend at Chicago and then opening in Colorado next week, BUTT don’t want a replay of last season. So, in an effort to subside your inevitable “replace Gyorko for who” individual questions, how would you rank Jose Ramirez, Travis, Scooter, B. Miller, LeMahieu and Kang as potential Waiver Wire replacements? & where would you draw the line as an immediate replacement?
    Thanks, great stuff this morning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Let’s do this! Ramirez

  31. Sal says:
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    drop Fister for Salazaar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: Sure, if only to get Fister off your team

  32. poundsand says:
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    Pls rank for roto
    Fiers, Odorizzi, Quintana, Hughes, McCarthy

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @poundsand: Check the preseason ranks..

  33. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    Got a 12-team H2H OBP league with Fielder and Chris Davis. A manager is interested in Fielder. Would a package of Lance Lynn and Chris Archer be too little to ask? I definitely need some SP, as Carrasco, my first SP taken, went down.

    My offense as a whole has also been lackluster, but I like the idea of fortifying my SP.

    Pull the trigger or ask for more? He has better SP but I think I’m aiming for solid quantity rather than one ace like Bumgarner.

    Also, Dillon Gee or Jarred Cosart when they face each other in NY tomorrow?

  34. Carlos says:
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    10 team H2h. Slightly shallow.

    RP: A. Miller, M. Castro, N. Feliz, B. Boxberger, Ottavino, G. Perkins
    SP: Carrasco (dammit!), Tanaka (I inherited him, didn’t want to draft), D. Hutchinson, S. Miller, J. Samardzija, J. Hammel, F. Liriano, Streamer

    I am facing some early instability with my closers, and injuries/suspensions with my starters. There are no dl spots, so each roster spot is important.

    Any word on why M. Castro pitched the 7th yesterday? Should I hold onto M. Castro in this situation, or drop him for a streamer? Also, has Boxberger been replaced as closer? I could drop Castro for a Jepsen handcuff.

    Thanks!

    • Carlos says:
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      @Carlos:

      I should add that there are 7 active pitcher spots, so the most relievers I should carry is probably 6. That way I have room for a starter.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Carlos: NO/NO
      Not that I’m aware of. Prob a leverage situation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: What Felicia said

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you think it makes sense to keep the amount of relievers I have and just let it shake out?

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let it shake out

  35. CG says:
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    Received an interesting offer in a 12 team 3 keeper roto league… was offered Harvey and Alexi Ramirez for Tulo. My top pitchers are Arrieta, Iwakuma, and yordano. Sell high on the not yet injured Tulo and keep Harvey for years to come? Or Tulo too valuable to get rid off?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @CG: I want Tulo. It’s not even close imo

  36. Steve says:
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    Mookie Betts/Jedd Gyorko for Anthony Rendon/Steven Souza in a h2h keeper league (prices are all the same). Which side wins?

    • @Steve:

      Rendon/Souza and it’s not close.

  37. Gareth says:
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    Indians already enjoying the fruits of the Sports illustrated cover curse.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/cleveland-indians-land-sports-illustrated-cover–fans-fear-infamous-jinx-002339506.html

    The lineup last night had Ryan Raburn, Roberto Perez and Jerry Sands in it, while Mike Aviles batted second! I don’t know about sample sizes, but when Quintana faces THAT and a bunch of lefties who go hitless then you can’t really judge the guy.

  38. Jay says:
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    What’s the value of Wade Davis in a standard 5×5 league. I need to drop a pitcher for a starting bat in my lineup and have to decide between Walker, Davis, or DeSclafani.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I’d want Walker

  39. Gareth says:
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    I was listening on the radio when Carrasco got hit. He had given up a leadoff hit and then when Melky hit him he took 1st base. That sucks by the way. A guy who you’ve just beaned is writhing on the floor in agony and you get rewarded with a base hit.

    I own him in the rcl,so after initial concern for Carrasco I realized there were 2 men on with nobody out and they were probably going to go to Zack McAllister. Oh great. That’s going to be 0 IP. 2 runs.

    And that’s exactly what happened.

    • uncdrew says:
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      @Gareth:

      I started Carrasco in a Fan Duel daily contest. I finished 99th (out of 100).

      I’m so awesome.

    • Tigres says:
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      I had the same thought about Carrasco’s stat line, shortly after reading about him getting hit in the face. Worried that made me a bad person. But then reading that Carrasco will be back soon, and listening to Bauer get 8Ks today, I know the universe has said “it’s okay, your fantasy team IS what really matters.” Thanks universe!

  40. Jim says:
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    Grey
    Want to pick up Aoki. Would you drop Saunders for him ?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jim: I would

  41. Hack-E says:
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    Enjoy the site! First stop each morning

    Someone dropped G. Perkins and I’m hurting for saves.. Drop Paxton, T. Walker, Pomeranz or hold?

    Need to drop one… Morneau, Morales, Belt, Cuddyer

    Thanks

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Hack-E: I’d lose Walker & Cuddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hack-E: Thanks! Pomeranz…Cuddyer

  42. Jim says:
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    Grey
    . Would you drop Saunders for Aoki ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Yes

  43. Pb&j says:
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    Grey, what do u think, my Matt Carpenter for his Garrett Richards.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Pb&j: as one F would say, DO IT

  44. Joeg414 says:
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    Street or Casilla rest of the season ?

  45. de nachos says:
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    Missed the Mets/Phils game last night, would have liked to have seen the Utley HR, Harvey plunk, Utley 2nd HR dynamic. Meet the New School, Same as the Old School

    ‘Member when Hamels plunked Harper and Bryce proceeded to steal 2nd, 3rd, home, and spit in Cole’s post-game Cosmo and we all thought Harper bad-ass and was going to steal 70 bases and hit 140 HR? Can he start doing that now please?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @de nachos: I saw it…weird game in general…Harvey wasn’t his best but terrible ump calls didn’t help him either….The chase plunk was great, two outs runner on 2nd Utley coming up with Howard (who Harvey made look silly twice already) on deck….Dan Warthen comes to the mound to tell Harvey he wants to walk Utley to face Howard…Harvey says nothing nods his head and drills Chase in the back…then stairs Chase down going to first.

  46. Q says:
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    Have we seen enough of Melancon?

    Grilli, Boxberger, Ottavino, Familia, Soria all available

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Q: Is this a 4 team league? Lol

      • Q says:
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        @Bye Felicia: 8 team league. Both my least challenging but in some ways most important.

        I know shallow leagues “seem” less competitive….but sometimes even choosing between superstars is a challenge in itself

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Soria

  47. The Badger says:
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    Can you please pick three in 6×6 with BAA for ROS

    Quintana, Greene, Pomeranz, Hughes, Paxton, Morrow, Porcello

    Thanks

  48. Principal Blackman says:
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    In my 10-team yahoo H2H league one panicked owner (not Panik owner) has dropped both Ryan Zimmerman and Starling Marte to waivers. I’m not sure I need them b/c my offense is stacked like its a four-team league but I want to try to make room for them. 8-cat. Hits, BBs and Ks are the extra hitter cats. Here’s my current roster, is anyone worth losing for the aforementioned dudes?
    C- D’Arnaud
    1B- Votto
    2B- Wong
    3B- Donaldson
    SS- Desmond
    OF- Trout, Yelich, Heyward
    Util- Arenado, Pujols
    BN- Wil Myers

    Maybe Myers for Marte even though Myers is currently hitting?

  49. Funny Name says:
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    Drop Hahn, Eovaldi or W. Peralta for Farquhar? 12 team h2h I have 2 closers and 10 SP’s. Doolittle on the DL.

    • Funny Name says:
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      @Funny Name: Or Tom Watson? Wrote that before I finished the article. Or just hold the starters?

      • golfnut says:
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        @Funny Name: Watson just played at Augusta this weekend….

  50. Did you hear, in lieu of bobblehead day, the Giants are doing…one lucky fan wins a ride on a hot air balloon? The balloon will have Bochy’s face painted on it…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: that’s not a balloon

  51. Phil of the Future says:
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    Grey, who else you know had the stones(read: stupidity) to start Graveman last night?

    I feel like I went all in with a jack high and everyone folded. Time to cash in my chips.

    I picked up Desclafani last week to take his place but I can’t start him until the next week rolls over. Silly league rules. But the dude looks good so far.

    Awesome dinner last night G. How bout that bloomin’ onion?

    P.

    • @Phil of the Future:

      My opponent did.

      And so did everyone else who drafted him. It was the Astros, and the season is 1 week old. You want a medal for bravery for starting a guy who had a .056 ERA all spring?

      Sheesh

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Lucky Dog: You want some pepper with that salt?

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Lucky Dog: for a guy who had no prospect status you want a mark of intelligence for drafting him in first place. Are T.walker drafters who went in mid-100’s for him as smart/smarter than you? It don’t seem bright to think spring training is somehow more indicative of a pitchers performance than season games, unless you joined a preseason AND season fantasy league, in which case i’m sure you did fine for many weeks, good luck with a guy who OAK wouldn’t start at all had parker/aj been back by now.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It’s the best, Jerry, the best!

  52. Chad says:
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    12 Team 5×5 H2H

    Should I deal Latos or Fiers for Morneau or just hold these guys for a better deal?

  53. Oranje says:
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    Drop Latos for Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Actually no, Carrasco’s fine

      • Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Think Carrasco might get the spot start on Sunday? they pushed Carrasco back a day to Monday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doubt it, if you mean Salazar

          • Ralph says:
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            @Grey: woops. yeah, Salazar.

  54. Chad says:
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    Should I be holding Rusney and/or Tomas with hopes of a call-up or am I just wasting roster spots in the short-term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chad: Lose em

  55. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    FACT of THE DAY:

    In the U.S. a pig must weigh more than 180lbs. to be called a Hog

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: insert fattie joke here

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @JeF WiTH 1 F: What is the official cutoff for a Slumpbuster?

          • golfnut says:
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            @The Great Knoche: mount a seat on the hog and call it Harley!

  56. David Brys says:
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    Start 5 today Justin Upton, Jason Hayward, souza, Polanco, Hosmer, solar, Adam Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David Brys: Not Hosmer, Polanco, but I’d look at Hittertron

  57. al says:
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    Would you add Kendrys Morales over anyone on my squad? Was thinking of losing Melky for him after I picked up Brantley a few days go on waivers.

    ESPN 10 Tem H2H Points
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

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

    DL (1): A. Rendon

    • al says:
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      @al: Actually I want to grab Salazar but don’t know which pitcher to drop?

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

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

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @al: Hold

        • al says:
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          @Grey: I want to add Greene before anyone else so who gets dropped ? Thanks for the help Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @al: Shoe

    • al says:
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      @al: Thanks for the answer below about Salazar. What about adding Morales for Melky though?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

  58. Landru says:
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    Whither Matt Harvey?

  59. Jason says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade my A. Gose for his A Bradley? 13 tm roto league with OBP, TB, L, and Holds in addition to standard 5×5.

    Thanks!

  60. Mike says:
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    2nd baseman to start Wong or Lawrie?

  61. Swfcdan says:
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    So great news the Otter gets the closers job at last, and what a way to get his first save. But Castro coming in in (stutterer!) the 7th, could he still be part of a committee?

    Now we have the Rodney shituation, could Medina be worth a grab in leagues the farkers added? Him and Smith have been their best relievers so far. Closers changing every day….closerpocalypse is upon us!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Oh and great blurb title (it was Rudy’s right?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Thanks! Yes, Rudy on title… Castro was just being used in a high leverage situation

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: It’s always Rudy’s title, he deserves all your credit! Haha well not quite true I guess 98% of this work is yours.

  62. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Souza changes his name to Souza Jr. then BOMBS AWAY!! Meanwhile, Melvin is pissed all his name change got him was a trade to Petco to be in his bro’s shadow again and a trip to the DL. All apologies to Souza Jr. for dropping him for Kiermaier, luckily I was able to grab him back this morning.

    • burningbridges247 says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Same here. Saw that bomb last night and picked him up this morning after dropping him two weeks ago. Hope this is the start of his world domination (insert evil laugh here).

  63. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    Thoughts on Chris Heston?

    1st start @ ARI: 6.0 IP, 0ER, 3H, 2BB, 5K, W
    2nd start vs COL: 7.0IP, 1ER, 7H, 2BB, 5K, L

    SF’s rotation is pretty decimated, any chance he sticks around for a while?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maxi: Should stick for a little while

  64. MrMojoRisin says:
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    RCL add/drop question

    Rios and D-Wright hurting, MSaunders and Denard Span still on DL
    I am short an OF’er now and have Chris Carter not hitting anything

    Is he droppable?
    Or should I hold out till Span comes back then slide Rios or DW into DL spot?
    Ackley, Fuld, Coghlan, EY Jr, Morse, Reddick, Dyson are some OF’ers available

    I’m leaning towards waiting, but dislike starting a dead spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrMojoRisin: Sure…Ackley for AVG, Dyson for speed, gotta know what you need

  65. Lville Jim says:
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    “You Farqing icehole”, I’m hoping Rodney owners continue the Roman Maroni speak a while longer since I picked up Danny a couple days ago in multiple leagues.

  66. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would ou drop Koehler or Desclafani for Miguel Gonzalez?
    Also, would it be wise to offer Greene for Quintana? Looking for someone to upgrade.

    thanks! all the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Desclafani… I’d want Greene

  67. JAL says:
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    Grey, 12-team 5×5 chasing saves, drop Cecil for Watson or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Meh, hold, tough call though

  68. RazzballGivesYouRings says:
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    Grey, my man. How’s the coug? Great stuff, as always. If anyone could shed some light on an in-draft dilemma of mine I would really appreciate it. Maybe it’s more Mike’s realm, but it’s worth a shot…

    Alex Verdugo for (pick 6.10, 7.1, and 9.1)+$50 in salary.

    I currently have picks 6.9 and 7.2 and there are four players I have my eyes on: Brent Honeywell, Erick Fedde, Monte Harrison, and Derek Fisher. This trade would allow me to nab all four, and two of them would stay on his minor league roster until September, not counting against my cap (allowing me to take 2 more minor leaguers in this draft).

    The $50 in salary would allow me to call up: Kris Bryant, Noah Syndergaard, and Francisco Lindor — thereby giving me three picks I wouldn’t have made (three new vacant slots to be “filled” in this draft). I would normally leave them down all year, seeing as I’m tanking, but it would give me 3 new slots.

    Currently I have:
    1. Kris Bryant, 3B
    2. Miguel Sano, 3B
    3. Ryan McMahon, 3B
    4. Rafael Devers, 3B
    5. Brandon Drury, 2B/3B
    6. Forrest Wall, 2B (Jake)
    7. Yoan Moncada, 2B
    8. Francisco Lindor, SS
    9. Hunter Renfrore, OF
    10. David Dahl, OF
    11. Clint Frazier, OF
    12. Brandon Nimmo, OF
    13. Michael Conforto, OF
    14. Raimel Tapia, OF
    15. Tyrone Taylor, OF
    16. Bradley Zimmer, OF
    17. Noah Syndergaard, SP
    18. Lucas Giolito, SP
    19. Julio Urias, SP
    20. Kyle Zimmer, SP
    21. Reynaldo Lopez, SP
    22. Jeff Hoffman, SP
    23. Upcoming 6.9 Pick
    24. Upcoming 7.2 Pick
    25. Upcoming 8.9 Pick
    The following are PTBNL that will be added to my roster in September.
    1. Daniel Robertson, SS (September)
    2. Trea Turner, SS (September)
    3. Alex Verdugo, OF (September)
    4. Clint Coulter, C/OF (September)
    5. Nick Williams (September)
    6. Dan Vogelbach (September)

    Accepting the trade would net me 2 of (Fisher/Harrison/Fedde/Honeywell) that I likely wouldn’t have been able to draft and 1 more prospect in round 8. It also will pay to call up 3 prospects, making room for 3 more picks.
    Verdugo reminds me a lot of Mookie Betts, KATOH loves him (http://www.baseballprof.com/2015/03/alex-verdugo-the-future-of-prospect-evaluation/), but this is an opportunity to add 3 (or 6, looking at callups) prospects. Do i do it? Really appreciate the help.

  69. ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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    Had Carrasco, Arrieta, Harvey, going in one league.

    Needless to say I was surprised by the combined 5+ ERA.

  70. Yasmani Grundle says:
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    In points league where Garrett Richards would have had same points as J Zimm last year if he had same number of innings, should I deal J Zimm for Richards now? Grey, you said not to panic trade, so not sure if this is worthwhile or panicky….

  71. Clint says:
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    I may have missed it but what do you think of this Kiermeyer kid from the Rays? Hot schmotato or does he have staying power because the kid’s at the top of every free agent list I see in both roto and h2h right now.

  72. weas says:
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    Morales or Lind?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @weas: Morales

  73. Adam Jonze says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Do you like Taijuan over any of: Paxton, Hahn, Fiers, C-Mart?
    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Adam Jonze: Over C-Mart

      • Adam Jonze says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: JeF, my man! Looking forward to Hell in a RCL II

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Adam Jonze: Ha…coming in about..4 months

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @JeF WiTH 1 F: I lost in the championship game and I can’t wait for the chance to win it this year!!

    • ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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      @Adam Jonze: Lets see how he handles the Dodgers tonight. I would say Hahn for now, but close.

  74. Greatest Show On Dirt says:
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    12 Team 5×5 H2H (Daily Moves)

    Please rank for ROS:
    Marcell Ozuna
    Alex Gordon
    Steve Sousa

    Thanks!

  75. Steve says:
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    Who do you like for the ROS, Aoki or Marisnick?

  76. Natty Boh says:
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    Fun fact: Since last years All Star Break Miguel Gonzalez has the 4th lowest ERA in the American league.

  77. Bye Felicia says:
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    Miguel Gonzalez has the 3rd best era since July of last year. (fun fact) I just swooped him up in a couple deep lgs.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bye Felicia: thanks for that fun fact

  78. b-rock says:
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    i need to start sending out gift baskets to all pitchers i draft from now on. Cobb in 2013, Chapman in 2014, and now Carrasco. Here’s to a smooth and speedy recovery.

    Just a couple speculative questions for you:
    1. Does this Pollock platoon seem like a mainstay? It’s a crowded outfield now – and looks worse when Tomas comes up..
    2. How permanent is the Leonys Martin lineup demotion? I know he’s had a rough start – but he’s just two days removed from being robbed of a walk-off grand slam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @b-rock: 1. Yes 2. He’ll be moved up at some point

  79. booya says:
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    Who will be more valuable this year…Gausman or Matt Cain?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @booya: Gausman………..I hope

    • Scott says:
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      @booya: Chin. Yeah, not a misprint.

  80. JAL says:
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    Someone please stop me from picking up AJ Burnett…or don’t? Help? Thoughts?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JAL: Don’t

    • The Harrow says:
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      @JAL: depends on who you’re dropping of course.

  81. Jerk Store says:
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    Time to give up on Gyorko? Between him and Gattis, i have as many hits as Right Said Fred

    Regarding Gattis, i have to start 2 catchers, is it worth it to stash him and pick up another catcher?

    Thanks, Grey.

    As Always,
    We’re all out of you
    -Jerk Store

    • ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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      @Jerk Store: He’s a hold in a 2 catcher league.

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Jerk Store:
      April 2014 was the time to give up on Gyorko.

  82. Undercover boss says:
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    Grey

    Who do you like better ROS?

    Pineda / Cashner?

    What’s the deal with strass? Worried or bad luck?

  83. Scott says:
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    Manager Walt Weiss informed Ottavino prior to Tursday’s game that he will be the team’s closer moving forward, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports.

    Money!

  84. Dingbat says:
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    Who’s worth dropping for Aoki?

    – Josh Harrison
    – Melky Cabrera
    – Ben Revere

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: don’t do it! Harrison. Hold man, hold!

        Aoki is great for AVG, OBP & SB with some R

        Harrison gives you all those plus HR & RBI

        Pick Aoki or Revere, Aoki’s on the champs, Revere is on a basement dweller, they’ll both get you steals but we don’t know what will happen to Aoki when Pence is back in 2 weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aoki

  85. Abe Froman says:
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    Drop either Gregerson or KRod for Ottavino or Farquhar?

  86. 740 says:
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    thanks 4 the read Grey. much appreciated. 10team h2h 5x5cats….2 questions. 1st: would u start T Walker today? 2nd: would u drop T Walker and put a waiver claim on Carrasco?

    Thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: 1. Yes 2. Yes

  87. Ron says:
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    Is now the right time to target the panicky Strasburg owner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Sure

  88. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Somebody dropped Kole Calhoun in my 12-team league… you dropping anyone on the following roster for him?

    Travis d’Arnaud NYM – C
    Chris Davis Bal – 1B
    Dee Gordon Mia – 2B
    Nolan Arenado Col – 3B
    Danny Santana Min – SS
    Giancarlo Stanton Mia – OF
    Bryce Harper Was – OF
    Justin Upton SD – OF
    Kolten Wong StL – 2B (UTIL)
    Eric Hosmer KC – 1B (UTIL)

    Francisco Liriano Pit – SP
    Dallas Keuchel Hou – SP
    Taijuan Walker Sea – SP
    Alex Wood Atl – SP,RP
    Carlos Carrasco Cle – SP,RP
    Mat Latos Mia – SP
    Gerrit Cole Pit – SP
    Yordano Ventura KC – SP
    Drew Hutchison Tor – SP
    Nathan Eovaldi NYY – SP
    Collin McHugh Hou – SP
    Shane Greene Det – SP

    Thanks!

      • Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @Grey: LOLatos it is. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. BambooLounge says:
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    Was offered Harvey for Harper? 12-Team ESPN single season 5×5 roto (RCL with no GS/Innings max).

    My OFers: McCutch, Harper, Upton, Soler, A. Garcia, Saunders (DL)

    My Starters: Kluber, Ross, Arrieta, Hutchinson, D. Norris, AJ Burnett, and Leake (just streaming for this week).

  90. Wilsonian says:
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    I need someone who’s actually going to play at 2nd, so I gotta dump your homie Gyorko, right?

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

    Who’s the pickup (truck):

    Owings
    Valbuena
    Yangervis
    Schoop
    Franklin (yes he’s hurt, but he’s still doing better than Jerk-O)
    LeMahieu
    Infante

    Pretty good group of guys there…

    • golfnut says:
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      @Wilsonian: have to pick up LeMahieu…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ for now

  91. adam says:
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    cargo or springer ROS??
    THX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  92. Relsh says:
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    Would you trade Drew Hutchkinson for Kolten Wong? In a 6×6 with nobody at 2B. You get down with Todd Terje at all? You guys have a similar look goin on (and his music is the TRUTH).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  93. adam says:
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    steve Pearce or Souza ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  94. golfnut says:
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    What really adds insult to the Carrasco injury is that he got the loss as well!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But he’s returning on Monday!

  95. Frank White says:
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    Is Salazar gonna pitch this week?

  96. sway says:
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    What do i do about josh hamilton grey??!? Do i still roster him , or do you think he will be released and a waste of a roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  97. Hawkeye says:
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    Trade Phil Hughes for Kendrys Morales? I’ve got plenty of pitching right now, and a few vulture save candidates are also available (Ottavino, Farquhar, Watson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s fairish

  98. SallyCips says:
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    OK, Weiss/Beta/Otta, thanks for making that quick and painless. Think I’ll stop playing the SAGNOF game for now, grab an SP (Nelson, Hutch, Pax all out there), and wait out McGee. Of course I say that now…

    And nice of Souza to go bonkers the day after I trade him away giving me Post Trade Depression. Nothing worse than PTD. :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  99. tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: Would you drop neftali feliz for Ottavino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  100. Which are the two best SAGNOF options between RDavis, Dyson, Revere?

    And the two best SPs between Greene, Anibal, Tyson Ross, Arrieta?

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere…Greene, Arrieta

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: wow, Greene ahead of Ross? You were pretty high on him in Spring Training – what changed now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lots of sliders

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: so he’s been eating at White Castle too much – how does that effect his game?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: Well, it never bothered David Wells much.

      • @Grey: Thanks. Wow, I’m also a little surprised Ross didn’t make the top 2. Glad I asked.

        For the speedsters, does Rios’ injury make Dyson a better option than Rajai Davis for the second best guy on that list? Rajai’s supposedly in a platoon, but he’s playing more lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Dyson

  101. DMoney says:
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    Debating a deal in a 16 team 5*5 (OPS instead of AVG):
    Team 1 gives – Sale or FHer + Freese or Plouffe
    Team 2 gives – Longoria + KJansen
    Which side you like? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FHer, Freese

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Really about needs though in a deep league

  102. Btdrnks says:
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    I was offiered J. Baez and D. Salazar for N. Walker and M. Fiers. 12-Team keeper. The guy has a hard on for Fiers….thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers side

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Btdrnks: Use his Hard on to make you cum…Baez and Salazar shouldnt make you cum

      • Btdrnks says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F:and Mr. One F wins the day!

  103. Max says:
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    10 team; standard 5 cat; H2H

    Pick 1 pitcher ROS:
    Bartolo, Ubaldo, Weaver, Aaron Sanchez, Alfredo Simon, CC or is it w orth stashing Watson or Farquhar over any of those guys?

    Down to two closers right now (KRod,Rondon) with Hawkins and Cecil still on my roster. Have a 15 FAAB bid pending to swap Hawk for Ottavino. Debating what to do with Cecils spot as I lost the auction on Castro. Thanks.

    • Max says:
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      @Max: Throw Desclafani and Miguel Gonzalez into that mix.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Max: Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Farq

  104. stoopid says:
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    10 team 5×5…

    Pick 2 of these 3: Fiers, Hutchinson, Shoemaker

    A.Gose or O.Arcia (need r & rbi more than speed/hr)

    Thanks!

      • stoopid says:
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        @Grey: I have the #1 waiver. Which move should I prioritize first? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what you need

      • stoopid says:
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        @Grey: I have the #1 waiver. Which move of picking up Shoe & Gose should I prioritize first?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gose

          • stoopid says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: I have the #1 waiver. Which move of picking up Shoe & Gose [email protected]Grey: Thanks. Sorry bout the double post.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gose

  105. Jack says:
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    Grey,
    Oh how 24 hours can change things! In a 10 teamer 5×5 h2h daily w/categories & 4 RP slots. I have Chapman, Grilli, Soria and as of yesterday, Castro. Now they bring Castro in the 7th. Clippard, Ottavino and Cecil are on the wire. Do I make any changes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

  106. The Great Knoche says:
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    Nice start to your NFBC week. I’m gonna hang with Seth at the bottom for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not too shabby… Still early, my pitching’s holding on by a wing and a prayer

  107. Jon says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman and Alex Gordon were both put on my waivers in a 10-team league. Which one would you put a claim in for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  108. anoraxx says:
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    Grey, would you drop any of Latos, Hutchison, Paxton or Eovaldi for Miguel González or Descalfani? 12team,mixed,h2h very competitive league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos for Gonzalez

  109. booya says:
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    Lind, Aramis or Castellanos for CI slot in a OPS/ XBH league?

  110. los locos says:
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    Grey, paranoia starting up already.. 10 team Keeper League, Weekly Lineup. 5×5 OBP and K/9

    we are coming up on week 3, feel like i need to drop guys or are not worthy. My aces in Kershaw and Strausburg not playing well. My hitters Brantley and Fielder either not playing or showing no power.

    Waiver guys are Butler, Tex, Leimahu, D Travis, De Aza, Gose, Kiemaier and Canha, best available.

    My pitching is getting killed. Not sure if I should drop Hutchinson and Cishek for Bailey coming off the DL. McCarthy still available on my waivers. AJ Burnet, DeSclafani… to name some.

    Current Team below.

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

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

    Starting Rotation
    Drew Hutchison SP | TOR
    Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    James Paxton SP | SEA
    Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA
    Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    Brad Boxberger RP | TB
    Andrew Miller RP | NYY

    Trevor Bauer SP | CLE
    Mike Fiers SP | MIL
    Steve Cishek RP | MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: De Aza, Gose over Khris and Pollock

  111. Joe smoe says:
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    Hey grey!

    I’m in a h2h pts league / weekly lock

    Would you drop Steve Pearce for any of the following :
    Mike moustakas, Marcus semien, Devon Travis, nori aoki, Travis snider, Alex Guerrero, Adam laroche, howie Kendrick

    Next drop justin masterson for any of the following pitchers:
    Archie Bradley, Lance Lynn, drew pomeranz, cj Wilson , or drew Hutchinson .

    Lastly , my catcher is Devin mesaroco should I be worried about his injuried hip/ would you recommend adding a backup catcher or just take my chances with Devin next week ? Zunino, Wilson Ramos , willin Rosario & yadier Molina are a few available

    — doesn’t Devin mesaroco look like the long lost brother of wwe’s Kane?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe smoe: Totally on Kane, ha! Snider… Hutchison… Zunino

  112. PB&J says:
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    Who you likin, Jason Hammel or Miguel Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

  113. Dusty Baker says:
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    I own Leake and Fiers in NL Only 5×5 Roto ————- I also have Blanco in OF ————I Like A Guerreo of LAD, Heston P/SF, and Morrow P/SD ————is it too early to bail on Fiers? Leake? and I am thinking Cain may be done for the year, so do I take Heston? over Guerro? – thanks DB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Heston over Leake

  114. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Just me or was it overreaction Tuesday yesterday? In no particular order players that were removed from their perch atop their team’s lineup after just over a week of play:

    Ben Revere for Odubel Herrera
    Michael Taylor for Yunel Escobar
    Leonys Martin for Rougned Odor
    Alejandro De Aza for Everth Cabrera (which is actually the move that makes the most sense of all these)

    Something in the club house water yesterday or what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

    • Garth Garethson says:
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      @MattTruss: ” De Aza has three multi-hit efforts in his last four games, but he will give way to Everth Cabrera atop the order Tuesday against right-hander CC Sabathia. The 31-year-old De Aza has just a 1-for-7 career mark against Sabathia.”

      from ESPN

      It was because CC the right-hander was going.

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Gotchya, hadn’t noticed they were pushing him down or benching him vs lefties.

  115. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Batty Call – who breaks out of their disgusting slump first – Springer or Marte?

    Springer is obviously slumping, but at least he’s taking a few walks and stealing some bases in the meantime. Marte is just gross, very similar to his start last year.

  116. Bob says:
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    10 team H2H 5×5 scoring

    Looking to get a little bump in SB. Steve Souza is on the wire. Pick him up and drop one of the ones below or hold?

    Khris Davis
    Avisail Garcia
    Wil Myers
    Eric Hosmer

    Or do I just cut bait on James Paxton and keep the offense instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris

  117. Steve says:
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    Alex Guerrero can flat-out hit. If Mattingly finally realizes this, Alex can have a big year. Also, Dickerson has a real shot at becoming the third consecutive Rockies player to win the batting title.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Guerrero has to field to stay on the field. It’s never been about the bat.

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Sky: I was so close to playing Carrasco last night in the Razz DK…thank god i didnt or id be 50 cents poorer today

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          My bats just didn’t hit or I would’ve been fine. Them’s the breaks. Worst day I’ve had all year, honestly.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            And by ‘year’ I mean MLB season which isn’t that old so that sounded really exaggerated.

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @Sky: Yeah my bats were OK nothing great…i went with Harvey and Greene yesterday…put up 130 which isnt great but wound up winning about $50 last night with it

            • Sky

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              Nice. Yeah, had a couple Harvey/Greene LUs last night. Just bad bats. Took EE/Joey Bats/Donaldson in one figuring no one would pay up. They’re lucky they didn’t.

              • Cram It says:
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                @Sky: I’ve used the EE/Bautista combo multiple times so far. It’s been fruitless every time. Frustrating.

                • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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                  @Cram It: Ive been going with A.Jones and N.Cruz lately its been good

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @JeF WiTH 1 F: I need to hone a strategy for offense. I’m getting too many goose eggs to compete.

                    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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                      @Cram It: I like to stack hitters and exploit matchups..(which most people do)..im more inclined to pay for pitching on most nights…easier to predict than a bat.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @JeF WiTH 1 F: I don’t like stacking. Maybe a couple of guys on a team. But I tend to stick with predictably good hitters overall.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Very much so but it’s the law of averages. Unless those two are ‘done’, the night they go off they’ll be low owned at this rate. Tonight would be a perfect night for them to do it, too, but TBD.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Sky: Oh, exactly, law of averages. I’m sticking with them as long as they’re feasible. I’m using them tonight. Ha.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’ll build a LU with them tonight but it’s too easy to do it with this pitching slate being so cheap. They’ll have high ownership in tourneys for sure.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Sky: I guess I never considered how much a batter will be used by other guys. I try to get Trout on my team as much as possible. Maybe I should start thinking about that.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      It’s a weighing out process. I’m not overly excited to pay up for Trout if I think everyone else will to, and they can, AND the matchup isn’t really that plus to make it worth it. Donaldson/Joey Bats/EE are worth it tonight and they’re affordable when pitching is included. It’s just about making sure you have some swerve away from the crowd enough in GPPs. It’s why I try and find pivots where others are paying up or in a similar range. I think one day I played Freese over Longoria because both matchups were plus matchups but everyone was talking about Longo and no one Freese. Freese HR’d and I got all the money. Doesn’t always work but have to find those move offs from the crowd here and there and it doesn’t have to be a bad hitter or a crazy ‘why would you play Utley against Harvey’ call to do it.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Sky: What’s GPP? That’s great that you can fade the public but I don’t know how the hell you’re knowing what the favorite plays are. I would fade that every time.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Guaranteed Prize Pools, like the moonshot. I listen to a few DFS podcasts in the morning on my way to work. Usually puts me in line with what people are looking at plus I read our content. If I see/hear a lot of overlap, I see if there’s a solid pivot play. Basically, if everyone and their mom is all over Longo at $4,300, paying down for Freese on that day when he’s $4,100 almost guarantees I won’t have many people joining me if he goes off.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: I like how we both take on these questions. Dude could of been up last year if he would remember that when a grounder comes his way to get his butt down and that glove in front of the ball. I blame Hanley showing him pointers.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          As I’ve always said, Hanley believes the word ‘hustle’ is just a 70’s disco dance craze. Guerrero may never get it, hopefully for his owners he does.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: Guys like that are the only logical argument for bringing that bastard DH position to the NL.

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @J-FOH: that’s not logic though, it’s just wanting to help out your own owned bad fielders that can hit.

    • Garth Garethson says:
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      @Steve: I hear Guerrero is in for a big ear

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Garth Garethson: you didnt hear that from Mattingly

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  118. Dusty Baker says:
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    I am in a 5×5 NL Only Roto ——— I got Leake, Fiers —— do I bail on them now, and pick up Heston and Morrows ? or wait on them? I think Cain might be done for the year, and it appears Fiers is having some issues to, all through Spring, andthen his first start, has red flags all over it————————— I also got Blanco in the OF – do I drop him for Guerro of LAD ? ——its a once a week waiver in our Legue, worse to first priority ——–bats are at a premium — thanks – DB

    • Dusty Baker says:
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      @Dusty Baker: sorry for the repeat on this post —-the prior one wasnt showing up, so I thought WTF ? (first one of the day :)) —-thopughts on Gurreo ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just asked this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerrero over Blanco

  119. Old MilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey, thoughts on dropping Hutch for Greene or C-Mart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greene

  120. poundsand says:
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    was offered tanaka & brantley for puig.. thoughts?
    small roto league
    i have decent sp depth w/ kluber, hamels, samardzj, teheran (cobb & j fernandez on dl).. also have trout, billy ham, ellsbury, yelich and ozuna in the OF
    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig side

  121. Carlos says:
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    Someone dropped Zunnino in my league. Would you drop Norris and burn a waiver claim for him?

    I had to drop Yan Gomes because of his knee injury. Hitertron likes Norris for next 7 days. H2H league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Zunino

  122. Mike says:
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    Start leonys Martin, Jay Bruce, or Josh Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  123. poundsand says:
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    Puig for Hisashi & Calhoun?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @poundsand: Puig

  124. TJ says:
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    Well my team has gotten off to a terrible week so far and need some extra pickup in my H2H. I need help picking my lineup if you don’t mind.

    Got 3 OF spots and 2 Util spots.

    I’ve got Adam Jones and Jose Bautista in. In the last 3 spots I need to pick from W. Myers, Cain, Hosmer, Blackmon and Moobs. Rgiht now I have it set as Myers, Hosmer and Blackmon. Should I leave it or you think I should change someone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see Cain over Blackmon when Blackmon’s on the road

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey:

        That what I was thinking, but wasn’t sure as Cain is 0 for 7 against Gibson (which doesn’t mean too much) and Blackmon is hitting well right now, but I’ll take your advice. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. J-FOH says:
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    I see you grabbed my boy Yimi…whose been quite Yummy. Seriously kid can flat out pitch. Would love to see him in the 8th at some point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only recently realized what a homer you are

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: well I did grab Gonzo…and that’s raycess.

  126. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league advice: I have Gallo in an ML spot, I’ve been offered Castellanos for Pedro Alvarez. Are you optimistic about Castellanos future? Which side are you for? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  127. DMurph says:
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    Grey –
    I’m a concerned Zimmerman owner. I read you thought he could be hiding an injury and I thought the same. Just didn’t look right vs. the Red Sox…What’s the play here?

    He is supposed to be my ace and I don’t know what I could get via trade. Maybe just a bad night??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get in a trade

  128. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey grey, in a holds and saves league, I have F rod, reed, Miller, Giles, grilli. Do I need ottavino or soria?
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria over Reed

  129. Bob michaels says:
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    Need help on last of spot for today Polanco vs Simon or Harper vs Miley hittertron-today has Polanco way higher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  130. Glavis says:
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    Have a couple of questions:

    1. I have De Aza but are any of the TB outfielders (Kiermaier, Jennings or Souza) an upgrade? Looking for steals and not to get killed in avg. Pop is nice too.

    2. I have Avila but should I drop him for Norris?

    3. I have Wade Davis but is it worth dropping him for Farquhar? Or should I try to hold on until Boxberger loses his job (my RPs are Davis, Boxberger, Ottavino, Cishek, and Clippard)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Souza 2. Yes 3. Hold

      • Glavis says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. fillllterd says:
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    CDavis for Greene….which side?
    Marte for Quintana…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…Marte

  132. Troy says:
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    So I added Salazar everywhere I could, but after thinking about it further I don’t think he will get called up for the spot start. To begin the season Salazar only had one option left, which was a big reason he went to the Minors instead of McAllister who would have had to have been DFA’d. While I believe Salazar will still be an asset at some point this year the tribe is not going to bring him up as a stop gap. When they bring him up it will be for good as they will not have the option just to send him back down since he would be out of options.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco’s gonna be fine, so they won’t call up Salazar

  133. David says:
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    Pederson or Guerrero for this year and long term? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  134. Eng says:
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    On Melancon: “We?’re going watch and we’?re going to communicate,” Hurdle said. “Concern is not a word that I?m going to use. Disappointed is not a word I?m going to use.”

    And yet you used both words, Clint, you used both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  135. Paul says:
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    Iwakuma and Carlos Gonzalez for either (1) Braun; (2) Kemp; or (3) JUpton? 12 team H2H OBP league with plenty of pitching on the wire. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Would you do it for Kemp or Braun if Upton is a no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • ROBHALLA says:
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            IWAKUMA is worth exactly two bags of dog shit. Sell high

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  136. fillllterd says:
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    Marte and Hahn for Puig…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @fillllterd:

      I’m a little concerned about Hahn. Doesn’t seem to be missing any bats. Parker is going to comeback sooner than later. Throwing a 45 pitch ‘pen today. Either Hahn or Graveman would be sent back. Not sure you can count on big long term contribution from him. That being said, Marte/Puig seems very very close. Really just a matter of preference. If you need the SBs go Marte. Otherwise, I lean Puig.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: why wouldn’t it be no upside graveman here though?

    • ROBHALLA says:
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      LMFAO REALLY?

  137. Bob michaels says:
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    Polanco vs Simon or Harper vs miley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  138. G says:
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    Miguel Gonzalez and Guerrero are on the wire but not sure who to drop. I’m in a holds and saves league and have the following set of sad relief pitchers who would be my only drop options: clippard, Cecil, Neil Ramirez, Joel Peralta. I also have jimmy Nelson who looks good but not sure how you rank him next to gonzalez. So
    Would you drop any of those guys for either of those two? I already have solid hitting and pitching so this is not so much a pickup of need. Thanks Grey as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • Rawr... says:
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        Báez was juat dropped in my keeper league. He worth top waiver priority and a stash?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

        • Rawr... says:
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          @Rawr…:

          How did this comment get up here? Still learning the internet.

  139. Jaw says:
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    Trade grilli for rondon? 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. G says:
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    One more quick question for another league. Pederson or Guerrero ROS? Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  141. *** Some new improvements to the pitcher Game Logs on the Player Pages (the inadvertent reason for yesterday’s power outage):

    SPs and RPs now have Batters Faced (BF)
    RPs now have IPStart which is the inning in which they entered

    Still noodling with how to leverage these for Streamonator IP projections and RP ROS Save/Hold projections.

  142. J Dubber says:
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    Travis or Odor

    McCarthy or Greene…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis… Greene

  143. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Masterson, check. Sandoval, check. Gardner, check. Carrasco, check. Wright, check. Strasburg, check.

    Let us never speak of yesterday again except this final comment. All things considered, coulda been worse.

    Happy Jackie Robinson day.

  144. HighHeat says:
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    Grey thanks for the Ottavino opinion. Picked him up yesterday. Now I find myself a little reliever heavy with Castro, Soria, Familia and Allen. Who should I drop and who looks good to you between Carlos Martinez, Bradley and Keuchel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro for C Mart

      • HighHeat says:
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        Done! Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  145. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Streamo likes Morrow’s start vs. the Snakes tonight. What do moustached lotharios in the all important 18-45 demographic think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  146. Bob says:
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    Guy is shopping Rosenthal and Uehara for a SP. Was wondering if any of these SP would be reasonable offers. Or do I just hold? Obviously, don’t want to overpay. Thanks!

    Fiers
    Wood
    Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  147. Shizzler says:
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    Better bat pickup start just for tomorrow Asche @ Fister or Hunter vs Vargas ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  148. ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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    So one of my teams ended up stacked on pitching, and could use an OF.

    So,

    I prop a trade: my Kazmir/Tyson Ross for his Heyward…

    That’s pretty fair right? The dude desperately needs pitching.. League vetoes. Is that bullshit or am I missing something?

    I thought it was a solid trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup it’s fair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly not even sure what side is better

      • ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I said to the league!

        Quote: “could someone please explain to me why the most even trade I’ve ever propped got vetoed?” No one responds.

        I guess because I’m in first? Hate leagues like this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah that sucks

  149. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow, Bauer really puts the eff in efficient pitching.

    • ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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      @Long Bawls: I like Greys Nolan Ryan comparison. He just needs to be crazy aggressive and unpredictable and batters will be hesitant in the box. Loved watching Nolan throw, it was like he wanted you to rush the mound just so he could throw down. I think he was offended by people standing in the batters box.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIZB9O24BEE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  150. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Mista Grey –

    are we starting the SkyWalker tonight against LAD? also – who’s the pickup – Farq or T.Watson? Chuch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes… Watson

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: sweet thanks.. ALSO – just heard the podcast and legit pissed myself over the coldplay reference after JB said he was a metal fan

        trouble is I got the reference right away.. and then JB filleted you over it hahah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Yeah, that was sad (that I knew it)

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Grey: razzball – the goop.com of fantasy baseball sites

  151. musky smell says:
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    Danny Haren no-hitting the braves…what is this 2009?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, the Braves were better then

  152. Dr. Sauce says:
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    League Settings: Yahoo, 5X5, 10 team redraft, head to head, set lineups daily.
    Shituation: Limited roster flexibility (25 moves for entire season and a maximum of 2 per week) … turrible league set-up!! Severely limits the ‘roster’bation aspect of fantasy baseball. And only a 3 man bench; since it’s daily my bench is all pitchers. Starling Marte was just dropped; I currently have Osuna manning my Utility spot. I realize you have Marte ranked higher, however is he enough of an upgrade to justify using a roster move? Thanks in advance to any and all who offer an opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go with Marte

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks; appreciate the input!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. Scott says:
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    Please rate my OF for tonight. Roto, points for R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG

    Adam Jones
    Cespedes
    Kemp
    Cruz
    Pagan
    Gose
    Aoki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Yoenis, Kemp

  154. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey,

    Sorry for the l8 entry. Had a dream last night that Adam LaRoche retired right in the middle of an AB. What’s your interpretation of that dream?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re lacking non-baseball entertainment…

  155. Bob michaels says:
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    J-hey vs peralta or upton vs Anderson? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  156. herschel says:
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    @Grey: $250 FAAB, what are you bidding for Ottavino and Farq?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what I need

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: current closers are allen, reed and kenley. could use one more probably?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel: $21 on Ottavino…$3 on Farq

  157. Osnam says:
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    good stuff as always. so my league has two DL spots. Right now I have Pence and Ryu filling those spots. My question is, should I try and stash Rios? and if so, is he a better stash then Ryu? or should I just drop him? also Chris Carter was just dropped, should I be rushing to try and pick him up? and would you rather Carter or Morales? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Rios

  158. Jacks says:
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    There goes Cam Maybin homering again. I grabbed him after his slam and legs performance last week, but he’s sitting on my bench and I’m not sure how much he’ll play. Worth hanging on? He’s a 10-30 guy when healthy. Would like to see FG choose between him and EYJ as I have both and am hesitant to play either until I know who will get steady starts in CF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth holding

  159. Paolo Alberto says:
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    would you trade Carlos Santana Desmond and Gose for McCutchen Segura and Huston Street?

    espn 12 team h2h so Santana doesn’t have Catcher.

    I’m pretty deep at corner infield and I also have Bogaerts at SS

    it’s possible I could get Storen instead of Street

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  160. ryanoger says:
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    Paxton worth dropping for any of the following?

    Fiers, C-Mart, Miguel Gonzalez, Hahn, Hutch?

    thanks grey
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  161. PB&J says:
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    What do you think of my Ozuna for his Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit much

    • Scott says:
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      @PB&J: Keep streaming that pitcher position and wait for a buy-low moment.

  162. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    I think Matt Albers buys his Western wear at the Corpulent Cowboy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  163. DancinHomer says:
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    Yeah…another Souza question:

    Please rank (for my UTL slot) for the rest of the season (6×6 – OPS, H2H league):

    Souza
    Pompey
    Myers
    Lawrie

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Souza

  164. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Interested to see Cishek provided MIA doesn’t score again. Grabbed Ramos in two leagues last week. Not even sure he’d be the guy.

    Any chance the handcuff in SEA is somebody other than Farquhar?

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I would have to think Farq would be the odds on favorite with Medina a little behind and Smith as the dark horse. Medina was McClendon’s go-to guy in for the most part in the 8th last year, so I wouldn’t rule him out.

      FG’s had a somewhat interesting, but ultimately inconclusive article on Lloyd’s handling of closer meltdowns in the past.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      Genius move to bring in Cishek in a non save situation when he has been struggling.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @mauledbypandas: 87mph fastballs? This guy’s toast.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, yup

  165. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Wright officially to the DL with the hammy

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: Took him a week longer than expected!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  166. joeg414 says:
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    I know their different type of hitters , but who would you roster as a bench bat (I have both, would cut the other one) : Cron or Pompey ? deep 6×6 mixed daily roto .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pompey

  167. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Desmond dong! Walk in the light my son, walk in the light.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  168. dem ribbies says:
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    Cishek in another non-save situation. What can go wrong?

    • Scott says:
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      @dem ribbies: He could blow up my ERA and WHIP again. Oh, wait, rhetorical question…

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Scott: Lol. Freeman almost took him deep but Ozuna catch ball. 1K. That’ll do pig.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  169. Lee says:
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    How would you rank these Closers? Cishek, Boxberger, Castro, Ottavino, Familia? All either on my team or availible and looking to hold 3 closers. Also have McGee on Parnell on DL. 12 teams H2H 6 x 6 with 6th category K/BB. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Familia Cishek Box

  170. Swfcdan says:
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    Holy Washington Nationals. And Miley was Billy Ripkin’s pick of the day for daily leagues. Gotta love mlb.com!

    And Desmond is now truly off the schneid!

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      Nats bats woke up inopportunely (for me).

  171. GhostTownSteve says:
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    So the verdict on Cishek was clean inning but didn’t look real solid?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Yeah, velocity seems down a little bit. Long fly ball to center but otherwise ok

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I looked at grabbing AJ Ramos, but didn’t

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Ramos came in the 6th the other night otherwise id be all over him. Cishek doesn’t look good, but I don’t know who else it would be right now.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Swfcdan:

          Ramos came in the 6th but I’m pretty sure it was a bases loaded one out and he got out of it. I think that’s actually kind of an endorsement.

  172. Gareth says:
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    Start one of these 3 guys:

    Vogt @ McHugh

    Lind @ Lynn

    Headley @ Norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  173. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you dump a useless Khris Davis for Marisnick in a 16 Team H2H, or is it too early?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early

  174. moscowitz says:
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    Grey, Snider or Adams ROS? Can Snider keep this up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  175. BraevArnie says:
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    Hi Grey,

    thanks for the help!
    would you take Carrasco for Choo + Britton?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  176. Bob says:
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    6×6 roto league with QS

    Which two SP would you roster?

    James Paxton
    Rick Porcello
    Matt Cain
    Archie Bradley
    Jimmy Nelson
    RA Dickey
    Drew Pomeranz
    Daniel Norris
    Carlos Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart, Paxton

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: C-Mart over McCarthy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  177. Jason says:
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    Need to drop one of Shin-soo Choo, Eovaldi or Shelby Miller to add Odorizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  178. Andrew's Favorite Name says:
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    Starting OF = Stanton, Upton, Jew Don

    Util options (2 spots) – Hosmer, Duda, Wil Myers, Khris Davis

    Pitching is Tanaka, T Ross, Fiers, Shoemaker, CMart, Hahn

    Should I nab Salazar, Farquhar, and/or Miguel Gonzales and drop either Jesse Hahn, Fiers, and/or Khris Davis?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez for Davis

  179. Steven says:
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    Should I drop Choo or Reddick? Do you think they have any trade value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, try to trade them

  180. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Solarte or Wilmer Flores?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: Solarte…just make sure hes in the lineup…hes on the better side of platooning so playing most nights…Flores has been awful so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

  181. Shagging Balls says:
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    In a lame 12 team weekly points league that starts only 4 SPs a week. Traded Freeman, Mchugh, Paxton to a guy for Jose Abreu

    Other pitchers are Kluber, Cole, Arrieta, Wacha, Walker, Rodon. Solid move?

    You’re the best Grey!! (along with all you commenters)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound terrific, could be okay

  182. sway says:
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    Josh hamilton is he worth holding on too?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @sway: No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  183. Brian says:
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    Jered Weaver is currently sitting in the FA pool in 2 leagues…..worth dropping DeSclafini for Weaver in one league? How about dropping Bauer or Shane Greene for Weaver? Thanks!

    • Brian says:
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      @Brian: Both are 10 team h2h…just messing with the bottom of my rotation.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Brian: Just stream that spot if you can…dont drop Bauer or Greene though

      • Brian says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Thanks 1 F…..its 2 separate leagues….Bauer and Greene are the bottom of my rotation, so there’s not much room to stream in that league.

        In the other league DeScalafani and Joe Kelly are the bottom of my rotation, but we have limited moves….After his first start, kinda want to see what Kelly can do in Baltimore later this week, but he would be my first option to stream over DeSc, at least I think…

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Brian: Yeah i wouldnt worry about weaver…hes no better than what you got

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Brian:

      Weaver is garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Weaver

  184. Bryan says:
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    Grey, I saw what SON said, would you start Pomeranz tonight?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Bryan: I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess, no idea of matchup, that’s why I look a SON

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Its Houston

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then start him

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Amen to that…Im running him out there in DK tonight too….which you should still do even though you are resisting the urge

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              SON’s loving ya boy Niese

  185. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Caminero has the highest average fastball velocity this season. This means he’s throwing harder than Aroldis Chapman. I type it again because it’s fun to type. This means he’s throwing harder than Aroldis Chapman.

  186. Champsok1 says:
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    Hi Grey,
    It’s been a long winter and missed you & the gang at Razzball! Hope you had fun and kept that mustache warm & cozy all winter long.
    Love getting back to all things baseball…had a great first week and I opened my yahoo team today to see a trade proposed to me. So early but here it i, and would love your opinion.
    I was offered R.Cano & Sonny Gray for my 2b man crush Ian Kinsler. My first thought is not a bad offer then I looked at Cano’s numbers and noptuiced the big drop off last year while Kinsler seems to be getting better….your thoughts.

    Here is my team- 12 team yahoo with two keepers mine are Trout & Abrue
    C- Perez
    1b Abrue
    2b Kinsler
    SS- Rollins
    3b- A Rod ( but have K Bryant on my bench impatiently waiting and salivating)
    LF- Upton
    CF Trout
    RF Puig
    Util- JD (lovin Him) Martinez,
    1b & LF- M Canha
    CF- E Young
    3b K Bryant
    DL- Denard Span

    Pitchers-M.Harvey, A Wood, M Pineda, M Wacha, T Walker
    RP’s- Farquer, Betances( used a higher draft on him and making me sad), Giles & Parnell

    Normal settings except instead of hits we use Total bases this year- Interesting take and tried to gear team towards that….I would have to drop someone to take the trade as is…
    My bull pen is weaker than I would like…as always any and all input is greatly appreciated…and always a daqueri in it for you :)
    Ciao, Champs

    • Champsok1 says:
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      @Champsok1: by the way, I just added B Colon and dropped Ken Giles…and I forgot to ask above..
      Would you sit Tajuan against the Dodgers tonight? Stream rates a $2 and he was silly bad last game?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I could see benching him for a start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano there

  187. jim bo says:
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    trade my cesp and taijwan walker for mike brantley and Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  188. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    Gose or souza overall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  189. Hot Rod

    JimmyBond says:
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    Carrasco’s next start getting pushed back one day to Monday. So given I can’t use him for this week, I need another SP start, tonight.

    so…to start tonight: McHugh or Walker? (Safe vs dangerous?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  190. alps says:
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    So I have Devon Travis and Micah Johnson.
    I feel they are the same type of player.
    I was thinking of dropping Johnson because I need some pop ie RBI’s and HR’s
    My choices are David Freese, ,Mitch Moreland, Jake Marisnick, or Mark Cahna
    12 team 5×5
    what do you think of the guys I have to pick from
    or should i just stay with Johnson and hope he starts to do something anything even though I know he isnt a power guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not similar…Cahna

      • alps says:
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        @Grey:
        Is it time to pull the triiger on Johnson then and pick up Cahna
        or wait?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  191. The Great Knoche says:
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    Side note. Just saw Arenados catch last night in SF. Give him defensive play the year award now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Link please

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks God he didn’t get hurt… Why is he hustling that much on defense!

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Great question. He should think to himself, “if me not catching a ball leads to a run, I’ll just hit an extra home run later.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, exactly!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: I figuerd Tulo had a better chance to be injured trying to catch the ball at third.

          • dickerson's jock...strap says:
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            @Grey: yeah seriously walt needs to yell at him no more of that crap

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: agree, but only because he fell behind the tarp. If numnutz catches the ball at 3rd Arenado has a double play.

  192. Jerry says:
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    Grey, Carlos Martinez or Quintana for rest of season? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  193. HighHeat says:
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    Pineda or C Mart. I forgot G Richards is coming off the DL.. Have to drop someone. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  194. J says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10 Teamer 5×5

    1) I have Pollock as my bench bat.
    Should I look elsewhere (Lamb, Souza, Canha, Pearce, Gose)

    2) I have TWalker at the end of my rotation.
    If he gets blown up today should I look elsewhere (MGonzalez, Desclafani, Tillman, Chen)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza… Gonzalez

  195. Mike says:
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    Drop Glen Perkins for Andrew Miller? Those twins… they don’t inspire confidence.

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Pre-follow up follow up: If I could get a Weiters/Chris Davis combo for someone in the Wil Myers/Souza/ Saunders area. Who do I part with first, and if I had to go Yelich/Heyward/Marte would it be too much?

      Thanks as always

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Mike: what league size is miller not owned in? 8 teamer with only 2 RP slots maybe?

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: what i mean is, if miller is out there, there’s gotta be at least 5 other closers out there too, if that’s true miller would be better, since even if he loses his job, you’ll just grab another later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  196. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    jepsen or betancourt in holds league. i had put in the waiver claim before last night, but now i’m wondering about keeping jepsen might be better. RP are street/cecil/jepsen/mcgee (DL)/walden/watson.
    2. same league, hits and OPS added. i have plouffe as my one bench bat, and we have 2 utils. i have pollock/avisail/upton/ozuna/soler in either OF or util spots normally, but with all of these pollock off days should i go any of these over plouffe? de aza/coghlan/lamb/aoki or i could even grab inciarte and mostly lock up pollock/inciarte every day too?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: d.peralta also could be a grab. right as i was typing the first part I see yes….many is back today, so this might clutter this crap up even more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: in #2 keep plouffe over those others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De aza

  197. Fungazi says:
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    Your dream come true, Tomas is getting called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only his minor league time inspired confidence

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Maybe he has a small sample size.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  198. nick the dick says:
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    My Ozuna + Ottavino for his Wil Myers + BG?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BG?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Threat Gardner

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: this isn’t FCL is it?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: nah was offered to me in another RCL

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: oh then I don’t care

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: haha why would you care if it was FCL? How bout your thoughts on the trade anyways?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick: Its decent I’m not a big fan of Ozuna this year so I think unloading him is a plus for you

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: yeah im not a huge Myers guy but he has looked alot better than Ozuna in the early going. And getting Gardner too for a waiver wire closer seems pretty sweet, assuming his wrist is ok. Fwiw, I have Chapman, Street, Papelbon and Castro with Parnell DLed so losing Otta isnt a huge blow. Thanks buddy…btw good stuff in the RCL update, nice hip hop. Love the UGK and obviously the EPMD. I liked how you put the trades that went down on there too for discussion, nice touch. My buddy who I got into Razz this year is the team Ray Hill with the tops batting average so far, he enjoyed the recognition. His team is smashing hard so far, needless to say he is liking the RCL

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: very cool for your buddy. The roundup is where readers get their name in a post. That’s what I do. Every week I will be trying to do the top ten, weekly leaders, and later on profiling a random league to give updates on close battles. I also take suggestions

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: keep em coming like nymphomaniacs that masturbate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers side

  199. jacque jones says:
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    I share your pitching pain my hedge was shane greene instead of sjark….14 tm Roto standard who is the drop? gose/fuld /or farq for this desclalafalanni cat?… he seems legit..so glad I wasted $ on Cingrani. Cheers and thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jacque jones: whats your closer situation like? Do you need Farq? Whatever you do don’t drop Gose. Fuld has been playing well but I’m not a long term fan of his.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fuld

  200. jacque jones says:
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    Followup I also spent big on stras and could have had McHugh and Yordo. for $7 less than I paid for stras…never again will I buy an “ace”.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jacque jones: Its early, be patient with Stras. Oh and above you can lose Fuld.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  201. dem ribbies says:
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    Well damn. Tomas was supposed to sit nicely in the N/A spot for a few weeks/months.

    Can only hope a trade is in the works too…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @dem ribbies: they are playing A’s ball down there, the only guys with guaranteed every day should be Goldy and Trumbo.

  202. Joey says:
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    Lester/ Davis / Weiters for Bautista or E5

    Thoughts? Which player from the Blue Jays would be off your team first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  203. Jack says:
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    Right rank of the following in OBP league where my biggest weaknesses are RBI’s & SB’s (my issues with each of them)?
    Choo (best projections but playing hurt, bad start, seems like sitting more)
    Souza (HORRIBLE lineup around him but .389 OBP!)
    Belt (hurt groin, bad start, may sit for Posey once a week)
    Pollock (good start but may platoon in crowded OF esp w/Tomas up)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  204. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you like M Gonzalez more than Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @herschel: only since one has a job.

  205. Sad Keanu says:
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    Santiago over Heston or McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  206. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Watching the Mets broadcast for the Niese start.

    My God, when did Keith Hernandez shave his moustache? Such a tragedy.

    A cursory Google search shows it might have been for charity. To be charitable, his clean shaven look sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been years now

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: tell me about it. Every time I look at Don Mattingly I cringe. I have a game used bat from his rookie year and can’t bring myself to get it autographed because I couldn’t look him in the eye

  207. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    safe to drop betencourt?thanks for everything boss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  208. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual.

    15-team 6×6 (OBP, QS) non-keeper
    This league has very limited moves and weekly lineups. Who do you think will see more plate appearances for the next couple of weeks, Tomas or Michael Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Tomas since Span’s returning

      • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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        @Grey: thanks… supposedly he is going to be a bench bat, seems pretty stupid if that’s true

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    I hate Jon Niese.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: can we get a FFS in here?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: All my teams are shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him and his stupid nose

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Settling down now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, looks fine now

  210. Bill says:
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    What up Grey,

    I’m late to the party today, the line on Yellich having a stiff front was hysterical. Got called out for laughing too loud at work again.

    With the Leonys Martin move to the 8 hole, do you prefer Span who should be back this weekend or grab Souza. My 4th OF in a 10 teamer.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Souza

  211. GhostTownSteve says:
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    JDM decides pulverizing baseballs not awesome enough. Going to steal some bags as well.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      EE is crappy in April.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you draft him anywhere?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Two out of three leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    C’mon Donaldson…

  213. J-Money says:
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    10 team 5×5 – Thinking about dropping Alex Gordon for Avisail Garcia. Give me the push out the door.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  214. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hey Grey! Trade question for you sir.

    H2H weekly points.

    We start 5 OF, mine are

    Harper
    Yelich
    Bruce
    De Aza
    Maybin
    (DL)Saunders (NA) Tomas

    We start 7-5 SP 2-4 RP, mine are

    Lynn
    Hutchinson
    Hahn
    W.Peralta
    Quintana
    CJ Wilson

    Carasco RP
    Norris RP
    A Sanchez RP

    Gaus, Salazaar, Cosart, Jimenez

    Trade my Carasco for Marte/Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Marte side

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Would you have done this before face ball?

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Also, would you rather the trade above or Carrasco for JDMart?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Above

  215. Vernon Martinazzi says:
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    Should I drop Moss or Davis for either Morales or Texeria? Our league penalizes for strikeouts and I am not sure if I can put up with high rate of whiffs of my two current players. Morales and Texeria seem to be showing signs of previous relevance. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss for Morales

  216. Amanda Hugandkiss says:
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    Grey or Rudy [Just baiting him by typing his name Grey :)]

    How much of my precious 850/1000 faab do I bid in a 15 team NFBC league (2 catcher) on Realmuto if my catcher scab has the gangrene known as Ryan Hanigan infecting it? Oh and need steals too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to compliment him on the title too… $11

    • i wouldn’t bid more than a couple dollars. not a lot of competition for C2/C3s.

  217. Pager24 says:
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    hey grey what do you think of these trades?

    Iwakuma, Andrew miller for Lester

    Iwakuma, Andrew Miller, Wong for Degrom, Anthony Rendon

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester side… Wong side

      • Pager24 says:
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        @Grey:

        i was hoping you would approve of the Lester trade! It was just accepted. I’m worried about Iwakuma and i love Miller as much as the next guy but Girardi seems to be doing everything possible to be sure Betances gets the job eventually. Hope it works out in the end!

        Thanks again for all you and the other guys great work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  218. Drop Jennings for Tomas. Already have Saunders occupying bench slot until activated shortly. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • @Grey: gotcha. Much appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • @zombie:that’s a question, not a statement. Thanks again.

  219. I feel the need. The need for SAGNOF speed. I need steals. These guys are available in my league. Who’s your fave for all around value to go with speed?
    Fowler, E Young Jr, M Taylor, Aoki, Souza, Pilar, Maybin, D Santana

    and thank you!

    • @Hugman: Also, I should say to pick up one of the above, I’ll need to drop either Jose Ramirez, A Gose, or J Schoop.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  220. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    how does jon jay get to bat in front of wong? what sucks is the only spot i can see him going is 2 and i also own heyward :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  221. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I got a good laugh about drafting Rizzo instead of AJ. Thankfully I own both and it took a little time, but we got our first H to the Rizzo! I just drop Gyorko across the board, so he’ll catch fire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BFF! Not even your magic BFF fingers could ignite Gyorko, unfortunately

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I did the Yasmany two step earlier! Running with No catcher because Tomas and Castillo are chillin in triple AAA has had its challenges. We’re just a Victorino hamstring away from a virtual high five and hug, HA!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like your positive attitude!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: BFF I’m a little disappointed you look the same on the new 27″ screen as the 19″ screen. I thought I could get a better view of the Legendary Mustache! Granted Bug is still teaching me the Mac lingo, so maybe I can utilize a Mac hack to get me closer (F*** mang I’ve been an Android guy since 82) enough stories, let’s talk baseball…… I’m a
            “advising” a buddee of mine’s team and here’s where he’s at : I’m advising a trade to move Gio to get that ohhh, soooo sweet Sugar Cain. He’s concerned about giving up pitching. the wire is thin on SP’s it’s Yahoo 10 team Roto, thoughts?

            Mesaraco
            Agon
            Dee
            Crush
            Xman
            AJ
            Harper
            Dickerson
            D Santana
            Morales
            Bench Panda & Tomas

            Kershaw
            Cole
            Arrieta
            Liriano
            McHugh
            Gio
            Greene
            McCarthy
            Graveman
            Storen
            Strret
            Krod

            Jfer & Corbin on the DL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You have other friends? Oh, BFF… Yeah, I’d take Cain there

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: I like to think I learn a lil something something from yeah!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Are you using your BFF for knowledge?

  222. Los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper and Darvish was just dropped. I have first waiver wire pick up? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab him

  223. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Is Kennys Vargas worth a large chunk of my Fa budget in a keep forever league?

    • Jake from State Farm says:
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      @Jake from State Farm: and I see razzball fantasy basketball on the fantasy network. Well haven’t actually seen it yet, saw it on my channel guide. fantasy basketball? Didn’t know that was a thing. Any shot of getting you heathens talking baseball on the boob tube?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        We did it all last year… We could this year…

        • Jake from State Farm says:
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          @Grey: I’ll look for an update on here. I’m sure the demand for a baseball show has to be greater than for basketball.

    • joeg414 says:
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      @Jake from State Farm:
      You know he’s going to start hitting when we put him on the bench or cut him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really… Few bucks

      • Jake from State Farm says:
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        @Grey: I hate the position eligibility but think he could be better than terrible. I’ll throw some Monopoly money at him but I won’t make it rain. Thanks

  224. nick the dick says:
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    Schoopy call!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Kid A: Nah I wish, differnt RCL. And now you don’t care..

        • Kid A says:
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          @nick the dick:

          It’s a bit more complicated than that.

          The fact it wasn’t in the FCL – care on.
          But knowing it was in another league – care off.
          Then I think how much I’d care if it were in the FCL – so care back on.
          But then I remember that it wasn’t in the FCL – so care back off.
          Then I think that you’re a good guy and wish you the best – care is now back on.
          But then I remember that you are in the FCL and thus a sworn enemy – care dead.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Kid A: That wasn’t complicated at all. Three cares and a funeral, it’s a vicious cycle. In the FCL I show no emotion like a Vulcan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shmoopy or Schoopy?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Schoopy is my schmoopy tonight, back to just schmo tomorrow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yes…

  225. Fungazi says:
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    You should press your boy JB on why he’s so down on McHugh after one start. The guy is dealing tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he’s solid… McHugh that is

  226. lonestar3 says:
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    Any of these guys worth dropping for M. Gonzalez (I’ll just give you my whole pitching staff so you can see what I’m working with):

    T. Walker
    D. Fister
    D. Pomeranz
    A. Cashner
    G. Cole
    C. Kluber
    S. Greene
    T. Ross

    B. Boxberger
    K. Jansen
    S. Cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  227. joeg414 says:
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    Pompey Grey !

  228. nick the dick says:
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    McHuge with the K ball workin. Hoochie mama!

  229. chad says:
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    Wilson Ramos over Gattis in a 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  230. nightpandas says:
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    would you deal Revere for Kazmir? Revere is a bench bat for me. Was offered Austin Jackson and a 3rd rounder originally. (OBP and QS)

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: keep 11 league so that 3rd rounder is round 14

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  231. Andy says:
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    Got
    Kipnis at 2b
    Chris Davis at 3b
    Should I move toward Travis, moustakas or Guerrero ?
    Would drop either of them or walker or Castro
    Good rp bad sps
    Also have pederson I could drop

    Btw is the didi giving Greene trade the worst or what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  232. Brian says:
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    Quick trade question. Guy in my NL Only League (OPS replaces BA) wants starting pitching. I can either trade:

    Francisco Liriano ($9 keeper) for Khris Davis ($6 keeper)

    or

    Cole Hamels for Craig Kimbrel (neither keepable at their prices)

    I almost feel like I should do both of these, even though it would leave my starters as only Gerrit Cole, Carlos Martinez, Michael Wacha, Homer Bailey and injured Jose Fernandez.

    Right now I have Adam Ottavino and Aroldis Chapman as my closers and it would be nice in an NL Only league to have that third closer.

    Of course, we have to start 5 outfielders, so outfielders are always at a premium too. I currently have Matt Kemp, Starling Marte, AJ Pollack, Josh Harrison and Nori Aoki at OF, with David Peralta, Arismendy Alcantara, Eric Young, Jr., and Ender Inciarte with outfield eligibility on the bench.

    Am I putting too much weight to the concern that Hamels gets traded out of the NL (in which case I just lose him?)? Should I do both of these trades? If not, which one?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both are fair, depends on your needs

  233. los locos says:
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    Drop C Carter for Adam Lind?

    10 team keeper 5×5 OBP