Maybe I shamed the Marlins into caring about their bullpen.  Maybe I’m just like my mother, she’s never satisfied.  Why do we scream at Steve Cishek?  This is what it sounds like, when fantasy baseballers cry!  Damn, I’ll never get sick of Prince.  Well, except when I have to rely on him to hit homers from my 1st base slot.  As they removed Cishek from the closer role, the Marlins said, “Shrek has done a tremendous job for us, but at the end of the day, it’s about winning games.”  They call Cishek Shrek?  Is that so the 12-year-old Yelich isn’t scared to room with him?  Holy cow, have you seen Cishek?!  He looks like he could be Yelich’s younger brother!  Do the Marlins pay their prospects in Girl Scout cookies?  Does the team bus have to wait an extra five minutes every day so they can finish their paper route?  Are Yelich and Cishek extras from the off-Broadway adaption of Drake & Josh?  I have questions, y’all!  So, Cishek is not only out, but looks like a flaming Pu-Pu Platter.  I’d grab A.J. Ramos immediately, stash Mike Dunn and Bryan Morris and would even look at Rafael Soriano, since the Marlins said they might sign him.  Oh, and once Henderson Alvarez returns, there’s speculation Tom Koehler could close.  A Koehlser?!  In other words, this shituation is a closerousel, so hold on for your life.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-2 and his 8th homer.  Or one for every 18 air kisses I give him.

Dan Haren – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER in Dodger Stadium.  Looks like Haren’s mentally still playing for a SoCal team.

Yasiel Puig – MRI revealed a setback with his hamstring.  This little Puiggy went wah wah wah.  Buck up, Pweeg!  The world is watching!  And by ‘world’ I mean me.  I wonder what Freud would say about that.

Mike Bolsinger – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Not sure how the Stream-o-Nator pulled out this Jock Strap–Excuse me, Bolsinger, but it loved him yesterday and voila, Frenchies!

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .308.  Howie like me now!

Andre Ethier – 5-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .329.  Say Yes and an XO if you went with the first half of Ethier/Or at your waivers.

Scott Van Slyke – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd three-hit night in a row, hitting .373.  Could be a short-term schmotato, but Mattingly has no idea who will play from day to day, so don’t ask me.

Stephen Strasburg – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 6.06.  Cut my fantasy team, Mick!  For chrissakes, cut my team, Mick!  I feel like I’m partially responsible for this.  I never would draft a starter as high as Strasburg any year, and I decided to zig on my usual zag with my Tout Wars team, and I caused this.  I did!  By the way, I was in 3rd place, five points out of first, prior to Strasburg’s start.  Did someone say Mark Prior?  If Strasburg isn’t placed on the DL, I’ll fly to Washington and have a word with the Nats myself.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Now leading the NL in homers and douchebaggery.

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer in the third vs. Strasburg, so this homer was also the Ender for Strasburg too.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers.  Happy Trumbone!

Rubby de la Rosa – 7 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Rubby can’t fail!  Well, he can, but I like him a lot and his peripherals say he should actually be better than he’s been.

Kolten Wong – 0-for-5 as he hit leadoff.  My Wong finally reaches his uppermost point and then gets nothing.  Why did I just have deja vu?

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.27 vs. Carlos Carrasco 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners (0 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.84.  Because I own both of these doodes in multiple leagues, I watched this game for about five innings until the changing of The ‘Gaard.  Reason #1 why it’s important to actually watch baseball and not just look at stats, Carrasco looked so much better than Lynn last night.  The Indians offense wasn’t able to convert a bunch of baserunners and Carrasco gave up so many wobbly-at-best singles.  Like a single off his foot that led to a big inning.  If the Carrasco owner in your league looks at his ERA and wants Carrasco off his team, I’d absolutely buy low.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .346.  It doesn’t look good for me thinking in the preseason that Holliday was overrated, but I’m not conceding yet.  It’s only May and Holliday’s back is 35 going on 70, which also sounds like the worst straight-to-video remake ever.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .296.  An announcer last night said Superfluous H’s start is especially noticeable because he’s a notoriously slow starter.  I checked and he was right.  September is SH’s worst month, but April is traditionally his 2nd worst.

Matt Adams – 1-for-5 and his 1st steal as the Indians allowed him to get a 89-foot lead.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .308.  Seems like Kipnis is finally back after being day-to-day with an oblique injury for seemingly 10 months.  About time, Knish!

Masahiro Tanaka – Threw a bullpen session, which abbreviated would be BS, which is an apt description for the hoops the Yankees are having Tanaka jump through to get him to Tommy John surgery.  Soon Tanaka is going to need to pay $50 to check the luggage that carries his severed tendon.

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  There’s another level for some pitchers; Eovaldi is not taking it there.  The Department of Clunky Nicknames anoints him Sameleveladi.

Matt Moore – Nearing a rehab assignment.  He’s worth a DL slot if you have one, but, honestly, I don’t have high hopes for him.  Tommy John surgery usually takes away one’s control and Moore was already lacking in that department, so he could be a WHIPping mess.

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-3, 1 run, hitting .304.  I picked him up yesterday while Travis was sitting, and I’m gonna have to call up a Debate Club to convince me I should go back to Travis.

Steven Souza – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 5th steal, hitting .228.  I get that the average isn’t great, but he’s on pace for a 25/25 season.  Um, yeah, you want to own that.

Chris Heston – 9 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 2.91.  When I saw this line by Heston, I seriously looked left to make sure it wasn’t now right.  Damn, and I was so close to ranking Heston above Kershaw in the the preseason.  Ow, eye roll headache!

Matt Duffy – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs, and when Duffy got out of the locker room shower, he still had a 5-RBI night.  It wasn’t a dream!

George Springer – Will return from the concussion DL today.  In the Church of Springer, they absolve you of your concussing.

Carlos Rodon – Good news, rookie nookie lovers, Rodon is in the White Sox rotation, and it appears to be for good, or at least until further notice.  I would absolutely own him in all leagues, and JB just went over his Carlos Rodon fantasy and I agree with him.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Please, Sale, for the love of the deity of your choice, speak to Strasburg!

Mike Fiers – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I feel like if I suggest you pick up Fiers again, I’m going to have tomatoes thrown at me.  Meh, I like tomatoes.  Hit me with your best marinara!  Fiers is obviously crazy risky, but his peripherals really are purdy.

Elian Herrera – 1-for-3, and his 4th homer and his 3rd homer in as many games.  Well, I don’t need to be told three times…Okay, I do need to be told three times, but over the course of three days and– Whatever, he’s hot, grab him!

Leonys Martin – Re-aggravated his wrist and might be out for a bit.  I wouldn’t drop him, G’s, but Martin is hurtin’.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-2, 2 runs and 2 steals (8, 9).  By the power vested in by the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston, I demand you pick up DeShields if you need speed.  He’s headed for 50 steals if he gets the playing time.

Nick Martinez – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, and six earned runs in his last eleven innings.  He’s coming back to earth, so why can’t Strasburg ascend?  Ascend, man, ascend!

Tommy Field – 2-for-5.  Not a lot to see here, but in AL-Only leagues, Field looks like he’s running with the Rangers 2nd base job.  Or at least destinkafying (Made Up Word Of The Day!) it.

Kyle Blanks – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .314.  Won’t be long before he eats away at that average.

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-5 and his 4th homer.  He’s hit in every game of May.  Shin-Soo Hits-A-Lot!

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs hit his 6th homer, hitting .326.  Hosmergasm!

Alex Gordon – 3-for-5, hit his 4th, hitting .295.  Albondigas!

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4, 1 run.  He said he can’t throw due to his shoulder, but it gets worse.  He said, “Sometimes I wake up and I can’t brush my hair.”  NOOOOOOO!!!  Not messy hair!  Edwin, please slick it back for Joey Bats!  Please!  So, Bautista said he can DH, and hopefully he battles through the ‘no throwing’ thing.

Devon Travis – 0-for-1, 2 runs, but didn’t start yesterday, because it’s no longer April.  I like to think the universe gave us Wong in the leadoff spot, and had to take something away to balance our excitement.  Or as JB would say, it’s the universe’s Sophie’s Choice.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers.  Something was nagging at me, so I went back and checked Edwin’s stats from last year.  On May 8th of last year, he hit two homers, then two more on May 15th, then two more on the 20th, then two more on the 21st and then Egg Foo Young and then Hot and Sour Soup and then Fried Rice and then– Ugh, I wish I owned him right now.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .319.  Unlike Edwin or Bautista, Donaldson feels like he’s going to get exactly to 25 homers with no hope for more power.  Hitting 2nd in Toronto with a solid average, will give him Jeter-like counting stats.  Not belt notches though.

Chris Colabello – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .538.  About the hottest schmotato in the land and with Saunders laid up again, and Pompey not nearly as hot as his name would imply, Colabello’s been playing.

Kevin Gausman – His MRI came back clean.  Looks like the O’s are gonna have to work harder to mess him up.  Maybe throw him on short rest?  Throw him for 150 pitches in first start back?  Make him the closer on the days he’s not scheduled to start?  Gonna have to be creative, O’s.

Matt WietersO’s said Wieters should be able to rejoin the team right when his DL stint ends on June 4th.  You mean he’ll finally be able to field, even though you just need him for his bat?  Sweeters, Wieters!

Zack Cozart – Didn’t start yesterday due to a sore wrist that dates back to last Wednesday.  Feels like Cozart has Mat Gamelitis.  The disease lies dormant for many years only to attack when someone appears to be breaking out.

Devin Mesoraco – Optimistic he can catch soon.  I’m more optimistic he could scare the paint off of walls with a glance.

Hisashi Iwakuma – Shut down 10 to 14 days, due to his right lat.  “Figures.”  That’s his judgey left lat.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Still hot, still schmotatoing!

Kyle Seager – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .244.  Been a struggle to own him so far this year, but I’d buy Seager low.  Maybe he’s not a 25-homer guy, but he’s also not suddenly a no-homer guy either.

Mike Zunino – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers, hitting .185.  Catchers questions commence in 3, 2, 1…

James Paxton – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.31.  With all the walks thrown by him, I will say I struggled to watch him as much as he struggled to find the strike zone.  He’s going to be home again next, but against the Red Sox, who actually can take a walk, unlike the schmohawks he was walking last night, so I’m going to be on the lookout for a better starter to move on to in a 12-team league.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .349.  Every time I see him homer, I feel like Nelson is pointing and HA HA’ing at me.

Wil Myers – Scratched yesterday with a sore wrist.  Well, maybe stop scratching it!

Ian Kennedy – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.92, and still less than Strasburg!  Kennedy, the redheaded VJ from the 90s, prolly has a lower ERA.

Alfredo Simon – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Likely the Italian side of me, but every time I see Alfredo I want him to get creamed.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .223.  Wow, I thought he retired.  Nice to see him still around.  Was he injured?  What happened to the “J.D.’s gonna win the MVP” comments from the first week of the season?

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-4 and has two hits in six of his last ten games and has raised his average from .172 to .258 in that time.  Hes (they?) are still hot.

Kyle Gibson -7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  His K/9 is 3.53, his BB/9 is 3.12 and his chance of implosion is 100%.

Mike Minor – Will have season-ending shoulder surgery.  Hmm, I thought I deleted this blurb from my DVR.  Or is this a new one?

Jace Peterson – 2-for-3, 1 run, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Not quite as out-of-this-world as Andrelton, but that’s because Andrelton removes his Earth skin every night.  Here’s Andrelton; here’s his brother.

Kelly Johnson – 2-for-3, 1 RBI, his 18th RBI, which is more than Prince Fielder.  That is so less disheartening now that I don’t own Prince.

Jason Grilli – 1/3 IP, 1 ER.  Don’t let go of Johnson yet.  Figuratively!

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks.  I spelled his last name correctly without looking, but accidentally called him Mark.  That is so meta, it doesn’t matter to anyone but me.  Faultywiringwitz has solid K stuff, but his control is a mess, so he’s going to be risky.  The Stream-o-Nator does like his next start and I could see giving him a shot.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Not to scream fire in the theater of Razzball, but get out of DeSclafani before he regresses.  He goes to the Royals next and that has all the makings for a Vin Mazzacre.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  All he does is homer!  No, really, I think that’s all he does.  He has 29 hits this year and 11 homers.

Juan Lagares – Has a slight strain under his armpit and will miss a few days.  He injured himself pulling the ol’ smelling the armpit, moving the arm over a girl’s shoulders gambit in a movie.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks.  I’m just going by what I saw yesterday.  I repeat, this is only what I saw.  He looks like Bumgarner on the mound, likely due to his height.  Threw a bunch of offspeed junk, but was able to dial it up to 98 when he needed.  He didn’t seem like he could control a lot of his pitches, but that might’ve been nerves, and his minor league numbers suggest he has great control.  Now for the bad news, none of his stuff screamed ace.  Even when he dialed it up.  He reminded me of a young Garza, who is/was great for stretches, but never amazing.  I don’t think Syndergaard will be Harvey.  Maybe for a few games here and there.  Remember, he only struck out three guys if you remove the times he got Arrieta.  I would definitely own him in all leagues, but I’d tempura my expectations, cause yesterday it was “Batter up!”

Chris Coghlan – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  When he hit the homer, he screamed “On ‘Gaard” as the ball went over the fencing.

Kris Bryant – 3-for-4 with his 3rd homer and a triple.  First time I’ve really seen him motor and Daddy Long Legs got some hustle in his gams.  Bet you five over-the-internet dollars he steals 15 bases next year.

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  He looked so dominant that I’m kinda shocked his ERA is that high, but I guess during the Starterpocalypse that’s like a 1.00 ERA.

Josh Harrison – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .177.  In a strange coincidence, in a small suburb outside of London, Josh Ringo also homered.  Though, no one else he was playing understood the game.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  It was a day of “About times” in Pennsylvania.  I hope Anknee McClutchin (which sounds Star Wars-ian) comes out of this funk, but I honestly won’t believe it all year.

A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.60.  Apricot Juice’s “Gonna Retire in 2011” arm tattoo looks really stupid right about now.  His Calvin peeing tramp stamp tattoo is cool though.

Drew Pomeranz – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.66, which could lead to him starting the All-Star Game at this rate.

Marcus Semien – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Semien’s looking better than Wong, which makes no sense in almost every context.

Josh Reddick – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .346.  The A’s lineup starts with Crisp/Burns, Semien, Reddick and ends with Eric Sogross.  No wonder why Zobrist is on the DL.  He’s too Christian for that lineup!

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He’s not just a good catcher.  On our Player Rater, he’s in the top ten overall.  Vogt me!

C.J. Wilson – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  I’d say his xFIP is much higher, but I’m starting to think xFIP, K-rate and blah blah blah was invented just to mock us.

Troy Tulowitzki – 0-for-3, 1 RBI.  Rumors are flying that Tulo could ask for a trade.  Lost Flash Forward!  “I’m Gary Cohen and I’m here with Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez and the Mets are one game out of the Wild Card race here in September.  Nice mustache, Keith, glad to see you grew it back.  No homo.  The Mets will face their biggest rival, the Braves, and their ace, Shelby Miller, who has a 0.90 ERA and a 30-2 record, and is the only good pitcher in the major leagues.  The Mets are hoping to finally get something out of Tulo, who they traded for in July.  Leaving Coors has helped him stay healthy, but it’s also caused him to hit .170 with negative two homers, because, as I’m sure we’re all aware, MLB made foul pop-ups negative homers in August when Andrelton Simmons’s alien family took over Earth and demanded low-scoring games.”

   
  1. Gary Thorne says:
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    Thanks Grey. How do the following rank? Any notable separation? DeSclafani-Folty-De La Rosa-Pomeranz-Fiers

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Gary Thorne: Rubby, Fiers, Pom for me

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Phil of the Future: agree with rubby and fiers over those others, but pom has been pretty bad most of the time not including yesterday.

    • Jeter North says:
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      @Gary Thorne: So is the consensus Rondon over Syndergaard?

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Jeter North: Its a coin flip

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Jeter North: well rondon is the closer of the cubs. But I like Rodon more than Noah.

      • Dave

        breddy says:
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        @Grey: y’all are wrong about Syndergaard – way better walk stats as Grey mentioned, but when the summer hits in Chitown and the ball flies out of US Cel, and people start knocking in three run dingers with the guys Rodon just walked, meanwhile Syndergaard continues k’ing the opposing pitcher twice with another 5-6 k’s giving him an 8.5k/9 rate, and excellent ERA, you’ll be like, damn, it wasn’t even close, shit I was myopic in May.
        As for what Syndergaard looks like – nothing like a sidewinding wide-bodied lefty that Bumgarner is – he’s more like a giganticized Kyle Kendrick with 10mph more on each of his pitches, which I’ll take plenty of please and thank you.

  2. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    deep league. I just was able to drop Karns for Heston but in another league with similar depth wasn’t able to drop Desclafani for heston since it was mid game for Desclafani. Drop which of these for Fiers, if any? Rubby/Hughes. ROS player rater really likes Fiers more than these other types (heston). Last add of week too. I’ll be stuck with Chrinos over Swihart if i do this as well, at least till Monday. Before me nobody had owned Rubby, and Hughes was 2 days off waivers when i grabbed him. But when a guy looks good he’s gone in this league like that…. Even Hutch was gone after his one good game a few weeks back.

  3. greg says:
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    Must have JUST posted this…hey, you didn’t mention Alex Guerrero’s 2rbi/2r game.

    So….Pulled the trigger, traded Wacha/Familia for Kluber. Per your suggestion. So if Wacha wins the Cy Young and Familia fireman of the year, it’s on you. ;)

    Now….I am going to need saves since Grilli isn’t well after all! I’m flummoxed. Ramos will be gone bef0re I can make moves, is there any save hedge in Cleveland? Who’s next to lose their job? Once trade goes through I’ll have a roster spot….so any suggestions or just wait til next guy implodes….

    Gracias.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @greg: it’s possible nobody ever has won a CY with that K rate. Not claiming i know that.

    • @greg: What about Joe Smith in LAA?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @greg: McCallister is rising there. Indans talked about using him in ANY situation . He looks filthy. But most likely Shaw gets first crack even though he’s been pretty meh

      • greg says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks all. So….everyone like the trade? I looked up Kluber from last year….he had a couple stretches like the one now….then went deadly in August/Sept.

        One more trade I proposed: Longoria/JoeFer (And Marsinick) for Kazmir/Rendon.

        Thoughts? He needs offense and I need pitching…..Longo is coming around, but Rendon has higher upside. OF course, no guarantees on JoeFer, nor Kazmir staying healthy…..but…

  4. Z says:
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    I have a catcher question, but not because of Zunino haha.

    D. Norris, Y. Gomes, or T. D’Arnaud ROS? Any concerns regarding Gomes’ and D’Arnaud’s injuries when they come back? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Z: d’Arnaud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: D’Arnaud

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: knee vs hand? It’s a slapper as in what they both will be able to hit

        • greg says:
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          @J-FOH: Pre-season I think Gomes was ranked a bit higher than Arnaud. Why do you all think he’s going to produce more? Thanks.

  5. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Thoughts on offering Keuchel/J Nelson/Avisail for Cashner/Carrasco/Polanco? 12T H2h, seems like some prime buying low right there

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Nolan Arenado: seems too good to be true, but good luck.

      • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: Why not offer your three for Carrasco and Polanco? If you really want to make a deal.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Rufus T. Firefly: he should still try his idea though first, just in case.

  6. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H.

    I’ve got plenty of offense, could use more SP.

    He’s got Carrasco and McHugh.

    I know he covets my Bogaerts. I’ve also got Myers, Dickerson, Arenado, C Davis that I could trade away.

    Carrasco/McHugh for Dickerson/Bogaerts sound about right?

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: Dickerson/Bogaerts got rejected.

        Myers/Bogaerts for Carrasco/McHugh still sound?

        Myers or Dickerson for Carrasco straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Myers for Carrasco

  7. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’ve got Allen, Perkins, Box/McGee,Ramos, Cishek, Yimi, McAllister. Saves are hard to come by off the wire due to the presence of the holds category and most of the setup men being taken in my 10 team mixed roto. I can maybe get by with 3 closers and stay somewhat competitive in saves. Allen’s crapiness and lack of fastball command are scaring me.

    Would you drop Cishek for another holds guy? I need a hand-holding and some advice, but not necessarily in that order. Thanks to all who answer.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: in 10 teamers there’s more good holds guys around than in deeper ones. In fact i’m guessing there’s better ones than mccallister out there right now, (scribner/tolleson/loup (reentering convo with castro’s demotion)) maybe. I’m in same boat with you though on whether to hold cishek or not, and for how long. I’d bench him (and am in about 2-3 leagues, deeper than yours though).

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: I’m holding Cishek for a few weeks and see if he figures it out.

  8. wJessereid says:
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    Rolling with Harvey, Lester, deGrom, Noah”The Junkballer” Syndergaard and Rodon in a 12 team H2H.

    I took me 3 weeks but I finally realized deGrom isn’t worth starting on the road. 1-3 with an ERA over 6, but dominant at home.

    Love these recaps.

  9. Oppo taco says:
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    Trade pax for moose? Kang at 3B

  10. Swfcdan says:
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    E Herrera or D Deshields for hot 2B schmotatoing?

    Is there much point holding Morris and Dunn? Need saves but Ramos was taken and I could use the roster spots, feel it should be Ramos in that pen as the guy no question. #closersstuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Depends on needs…Delino

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: You expecting Ramos to be the guy? Filthy skills…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  11. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic write-up, man! After I messed up yesterday, can I just say this one could be the holy grail, especially the Reddick blurb. So true about Zobrist, I bet his father is wishing Zobrist chose the cloth over the glove. Also, Masterson’s father would like to have a word with you on Reddick’s blurb.

    a. On watching games, so true. Sometimes the box score is a little misleading, good to confirm if a pitcher really bombed or really dominated and the reverse for the team hitting.

    b. TB going on an offensive outburst to score 4 runs in ONE 9-INN game must be a miracle, must consult with Big Magoo to see if this game is an outlier.

    c. There is no ‘c’.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  12. Felix Targaryen says:
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    10 team redraft

    Would you trade madbum/ozuna and get price?

    And in a dynasty league I’ve been offered Machado for C Seagar?

      • Felix Targaryen says:
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        @Grey: thanks Greycarlo! Smoke the green!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smoke it!

  13. Lips says:
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    great job with the Elliot Smith reference. #atleastsomeoneunderstands

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lips: Ha, thanks

  14. Nittanychris says:
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    In a 12 team, Mixed Auction Keeper League, what is fair starting pitcher trade value for a $2 Carlos Correa? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nittanychris: You’re not going to get anything worthwhile is my guess

  15. Biz says:
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    Tanaka was dropped in my 12 teamer and waivers run tonight.. Worth a bid? I love spending faab dollars.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Biz: only if you
      1. have DLroom
      2. aren’t dropping anybody who’s actually likely to be serviceable in your roster this season
      3. have FAAB dollars (since i guarantee you somebody is willing to pay more than somebody who’s aware of what’s going on with him, i.e. informed on his injuries, and if you hang out here, you probably do) to burn. Probably better off saving that money to overspend on correa in july or something like that though

  16. PB&J says:
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    Addison Russell is hard to own in my league since we count Ks. Dump him for Hill, Micah Johnson, Jace Peterson, Or DeShields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Meh, hold

  17. The Fifth Girl says:
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    First Tanaka, now Stras. Bah! Next year I may not draft any SP before Round 20.

    Great write-up s always – thanks.

    • JWRAY says:
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      I usually wait as well and right now I have the worst ERA, lowest win count, lowest K’s. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t……

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Fifth Girl: round 20 is about where you should’ve taken tanaka, if you wanted to draft injured pitchers.

  18. Chief Wahoo!!! says:
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    Well, you starting Kluber today against the Cards? I love him, but I’m also sick of Kluber screwing over my team. Should I send him out there today or make him sit the pine?

      • Chief Wahoo!!! says:
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        @Grey:

        I guess you were right on Kluber…. Looks like he figured some things out tonight.
        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  19. Tom says:
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    Who would you rather own ? I’m in a 10 keeper dynasty league , Franco or Souza ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Souza

  20. Ryan says:
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    10 Team Roto, I got a bomb offense, while my pitching is lacking (Kluber, Samardzija, Liriano, Hammel, Fiers, bunch of closers).

    Would you trade Myers for either Shields or Ross?

    My fear is neither will help my ratios enough and it’ll be a wash… thoughts?

  21. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Drop Strasburg for Descalfini?

    j/k

    My top four SPs this year were Strasburg, Price, Wainwright, and Tanaka. So, my question is . . . uh . . . I guess I don’t have one.

  22. JT says:
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    Andre Ethier/Elliott Smith references and the like are what make this fantasy baseball website the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JT: Thanks!

  23. Natty Boh says:
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    Mark Canha or DeShields? Would be my DH slot and I’m middle of the pack in SBs.

  24. Petey says:
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    In a keeper league, Carrasco is at the minimum. Who or what combination from the following would you offer to try and buy low?

    Alex Gordon
    Rusney Castillo
    Alex wood
    Jacob degrom
    Hunter pence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Petey: Any of them…Wood and Rusney?

  25. Ulysses says:
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    5×5 roto

    Moss or Souza

    5×5 obp h2h category league

    Fowler or souza

  26. David says:
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    Which side in this trade, Brantley/Burns or Marisnick/Bumgarner? Thanks.

  27. David says:
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    Which side would you pr fear that o be on, Brantley and Burns or Marisnick and Bumgarner? Thanks.

  28. Allan says:
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    Grey nice write up. Should I drop Carlos Gonzalez for Reddick? Cargo is absolutely killing me.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Allan: Hold

      • JoeyLomax says:
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        @Grey:
        Cargo is available on the waiver wire – I have one move left this week.

        My OF currently looks like this:

        – Dickerson
        – Myers
        – Harper
        – Pence (will be activated next week)

        Do I pick up Cargo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  29. brett says:
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    Grey

    Who would you rather keep: Carlos Martinez or Paxton?

    Thanks

    • Funketown says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: @brett: Keep this year or keeper long term? it’s close either way but Paxton this year and probably Martinez long term

  30. Fever Dog says:
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    Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Would you start C-Mart against the Tigers?

    Thanks

  31. JWRAY says:
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    Souza or Gordon ROS? I’m thinking of grabbing either or both of these guys off waivers. I’m not sure who I’d drop for them. Any advice would be appreciated.

    C. Santana Cle – C,1B,3B
    L. Duda NYM – 1B
    J. Kipnis Cle – 2B
    E. Longoria TB – 3B
    I. Desmond Was – SS
    B. Hamilton Cin – OF
    R. Zimmerman Was – 1B,3B,OF
    W. Myers SD – OF
    E. Hosmer KC – 1B
    X. Bogaerts Bos – 3B,SS
    D. Travis Tor – 2B
    A. Jones Bal – OF
    P. Goldschmidt Ari – 1B ?
    A. Ramírez CWS – SS
    DL – A. Rendón Was – 2B,3B

      • JWRAY says:
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        who should I drop? I’m thinking Bogaerts or even Duda since I’ve got two other 1B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duda

  32. Sam says:
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    Grey,

    Excellent read as per usual. As a note, Im new to Razzball this season. Love the site, love your style (& think your hilarious) & the other writers too! Keep up the good work.

    2 questions:

    i. Traded Wacha + Axford for Wong yesterday.. now overall my in out looks like this:
    Out: Gray, Wacha, Tanaka, Travis, Stroman, Cassilla, Murphay (Daniel), Aford
    In: Cano, Wong, Lester, Upton (Justin), Allen
    How’d I do?

    ii. Foltynewicz, Heston or Anderson (Chase) ROS

    • Sam says:
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      @Sam: Should mention, my staff still has Price, Teheran, Ventura, Paxton, Rodon, Syndergaard

      • Sam says:
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        @Sam: iii. Zunino or Grandal ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Thanks! 1. Nice trade 2. Anderson 3. Yasmani

  33. The Animal says:
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    ESPN Standard 5 cat H2H league.
    Give: DeSclafani & Blackmon
    Receive: Syndergaard & Carrasco

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @The Animal: I’d take it.

  34. rick says:
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    ROS:
    Marisnick or Revere
    Russell or Correa
    Odds of Desmond rebound

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rick: Jake…Addison…

  35. Oppo Taco says:
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    longo/klube or joey bats/wacha. keeper league. close? thanks

  36. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10 teamer 5×5

    C- CSantana
    1B- Pujols
    2B- Wong
    SS- HanRam
    3B- Chris Davis
    OF- Trout, Dickerson, Soler
    UTIL- Betts, Pollock
    DL- Rendon

    Should I swap Pollock for Souza?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Yes

  37. Oranje says:
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    I was offered Cole Hamels for Strasburg…do I make this trade?
    Thanks.

    • sniff test says:
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      @Oranje: keeper no, redraft…i would

  38. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Yimi/Liriano/Torii or Holliday/Rondon

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @nightpandas: IMO Holliday is the ‘best’ player – so Holliday side. IMO x 2, The ceiling of these guys is so low that Tyrion Lannister could palm it without jumping. As inspiring as Mitt Romney boxing Evander Holifield.

  39. sniff test says:
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    Here is a question from the peanut gallery: Drop Cargo for Choo? Cargo looks like he is Car Done.

  40. sniff test says:
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    In honor of Delino Deshields getting a window of playing time, I have decided to go back and rewatch episodes of The Shield. Who knew Michael Chiklis could be such a bad ass?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @sniff test: gotta love the trigger here. massive badass in that show. ending is great too, he simply isn’t acclimated to regular life anymore, and simply can’t stand not getting into the action.

    • PK says:
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      @sniff test: Loved that show.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Not so bad ass banging a tranny Angela Basset

  41. Oppo Taco says:
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    im assuming you would sign off on trading wacha and a pick (fourth) for longoria? Ive had a black hole at 3b this year (lamb/valbuena/kang)

  42. PK says:
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    Rodon over Syndergaard?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @PK: prolly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Yes

  43. JAL says:
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    Nice night to own Strassy, McHugh and Kennedy! PS hope you peeped the Stanton homer…yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Wow, I hadn’t until now…Crazy, my boy Giancarlo!

  44. Oppo Taco says:
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    what about trading Wacha and Rodon/Cmart and a (4th rounder) for Longo and Morneau/Melky and a 9th rounder. Picks arent that importance, trying to win again this year.

    Im thinking to trade wacha/cmart for Longo/melky and hold Rodon? Thanks

    SP – Madbum, Cole, Wacha, Cmart, Paxton, Rodon, Bauer, Buccholz, Morrow

  45. JAL says:
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    Also, remember all the “should I drop Seager?” last year? Yeah, he is about to heat up. Pencil him for a..260 22/85/5 floor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Yup, totes

  46. Five-On-One says:
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    Getting really tired of CarGon. Bench him for A.Geurrero or Revere?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Five-On-One: play guerrero over anybody when he plays (nearly anybody)

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @goodfold2: Yeah, but weekly league, so can’t wait until I see line-ups for the day. Risk if I activate him is that Mattingly sits him a couple of times that week.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Five-On-One: he’s sat over half the time during entire season, and it seems you already knew the answer here, but left out the important info (weekly decisions only) that would allow others to tell you answer you already knew.

  47. Stantonovation says:
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    Drop byrd for

    Choo, belt, or Josh Harrison?

  48. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    I had a couple of decent starts last night! It happened!

    Honestly seven innings and four runs and the win from Rubby. Feels like Cy Young at this point. I’ve been getting so battered I can barely watch my starts anymore. Arrieta looked awesome, though. Man I needed that. Now, Kluber today. Can we please, please have the 2014 Kluber? I know he’s in there somewhere….

    And now for the Diamondbacks. It’s like a freaking soap opera, G. I’m telling you. He can’t sit anybody! Ender, Peralta, Pollock, Trumbo, Hill, Owings, Tomas. Who’s going to be in the lineup today?? Find out after a word from our sponsor! Don’t touch that dial.

    The best news is Ownings is really starting to look good. I think he’s viable. And he hasn’t even been stealing, which will come.

    Love ya,

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Need a prayer hexagon for Klubes… Yeah, Owings still a deep league play, but looking okay there

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I worry about the first inning for Klubes tonight. If he gets through that one easy, I am predicting a return to form.

        Forgot to ask, I have Leonys, no idea how long he’s gonna be out for. I could use some speed, and I’d love to have Delino, aka poor man’s B-Ham.

        He’s MI eligible in Yahoo, I think the only guy i can drop for him is Asdrubal. Strongly considering it. This is a deep league(16 teams) and someone will take him once i drop him, i’ll just have to live with that. thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed…Lose Asdrubal 5 days ago

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Yeah I know. I’m loyal, G!. It ain’t easy for me to drop guys.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Martin is day to day, he pinch ran last night, so it could be today that he comes back. I have both also and kinda hope Delino plays

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @mauledbypandas: Thx for the info!
            Sorry you were mauled by pandas

  49. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , really thanks to your words, nice!

    You said Correa could be like young Hanley.
    And seems you rank Russell over Correa.

    Maybe it’s about timing, you think who Russell could be like ? Still over Correa in the near future?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Correa over Addison if both were in majors right now

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Gocha , thanks
        Staching Correa now, how coming soon!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Swarley says:
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    Been running Derek Norris out there for the past couple weeks, drop for Zunino? Cut ties with Marisnick once the avg. dips below 300?

  51. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Encarnacion/Soler

    or

    Altuve/Ozuna

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: Needs? Format? Encarnacion in a vacuum.

  52. JAL says:
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    McHugh velocity worrying anyone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Yeah, it’s not great

  53. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I only watched an inning of Syndergaard’s start, but he ended it with an encouraging little sequence of fastball high (97), fastball in (96), change outside corner (80) that buckled the knees of whoever was batting (granted, it very well could have been Arrieta).

    Anyway, in a 12 teamer where guys like C. Anderson, Fiers, Nelson, Niese, Happ, Chen, Rubby etc. are on the wire – would you drop Desclafani for a streamer slot or Axford?

    Thanks!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: streamer, as about half the guys you listed have been better than desclafani. Desclafani is def streamer in standard 12’s. I was told to drop him for Bolsinger yesterday in 16 teamer with more SP slots than RCL type league. I wasn’t able to though. But if a guy is dropable in 16 teamers for SP making their 2nd starts, certainly they aren’t to be held in 12’s.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: descalfani is a streamer, but if you need saves go with a closer, axford.

  54. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    20 team dynasty with holds/K per 9, relief appearances/relief wins as extra categories. H2H. 7 RP slots
    melancon/k-rob/giles/tolleson/loup/betancourt/fien (in active slot, i’m reading he’s back soon). walden on DL. add south side raoul duke (just dropped)/d.jennings over anybody? (if i had faith duke would keep the 8th over jennings/petricka/putnam i’d just grab for sure). petricka/putnam are also available, since they’ve been so damn terrible.
    2. 14 team roto redraft, with holds/BB’s but no ERA. hold Cishek and bench for now or grab one of soriano or a good holds guy (barrett/scribner/AAron Thompson/caminero (YE-hah)/loup). my other RP are a.miller/osuna/allen/c.smith/strop/fien (DL)
    3. in dynasty with holds and K/9, who’s best drop for kenley in a few days, loup/madsen/a.torres/kela/osuna. i’m guessing madsen simply from age and clutteredness of KC guys ahead of him.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: sorry, in #2, forgot to mention, 69 moves left on season; but it appears you’re not thinking cishek gets job back (or, if he does, anytime soon). I thought it was determined just like over a week ago that Cishek’s velo was back, and it’d be just a confidence problem at this point. It certainly would be worth an add if soriano gets job that fast.

        • Grey

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          Don’t see him getting job back

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: is today Smokey’s post, i want to see his ideas on this as wel.

            • Grey

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              Smokey is Thursday, I believe

              • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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                @Grey: thanks. i’ll probably have to grab soriano now then in this 14 teamer. others will move fast. i’ve already grabbed him in NL only over betancourt (no holds in that one), and am ready to drop Yimi in a daily-tomorrow (yahoo) for Soriano if news breaks.

  55. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    These are my pitchers:

    SPs:

    Gio Gonzalez
    Jake Odorizzi
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Madison Bumgarner
    Zack Greinke

    RPs:

    Cody Allen
    Jason Grilli
    Koji Uehara

    The league is Yahoo! and I start eight pitchers.

    Carlos Carrasco is on the wire. Do I pick him up and if so, who do I drop?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mike: Yes – Grilli

  56. Wilsonian says:
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    I will repeat what my back surgeon, who also happens to be Matt Holliday’s back surgeon (his Orthopedic Center also treats the Cardinals and Blues) told me last year:

    I was having some pretty serious back pain and he told me he was giving me what he gives Holliday – which was a ridiculous amount of Prednisone. I say to him, “I bet Holliday is probably in a little better shape than me.” He says, “his back isn’t.”

    For what it’s worth, I’ve had two steroid injections, one back surgery, and a currently herniated disc. My back is a bucket of shit. Some days it’s fine, others I can’t friggin’ stand up to pee. I’m not quite 33. It is what it is, but if Holliday’s back is worse than mine, there is no way he holds up any sort of successful season like he used to. I go months feeling fine, then lift my foot in the shower and I’m hurting for 3 weeks again. I can’t imagine, unless he’s on shizz much stronger than Prednisone, that he can play in the kind of pain I get from time to time.

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @Wilsonian: Ooh boy. Prolonged use of prednisone has a strong correlation to non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the hip. So if his back doesn’t give out, the ball of his hip joint might die and collapse. Fun!

  57. Hack-E says:
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    Great write up!

    Which side? Chris Davis & D. Travis or Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hack-E: Thanks! Davis, it’s fair

  58. Katie says:
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    Struggling with how to handle Utkey. Wait for the upswing, or dump him and get Forsyth or O. Herrera depending if I want Hr or SB/R. Help!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Katie: Go with Logan

  59. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Adam Lind or Torii Hunter for Ethier? Loved the Elliot Smith reference by the way, keep up the good work.

  60. Derek says:
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    Strasburg a buy low candidate?

    I’ve been offered Hanley, Nelson Cruz and Strasburg for my Harvey and Joc Pederson in a pitching heavy format? I still have Price Kluber as the “aces” on my staff? Do I make the deal?

  61. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 team H2H Redraft, which side get the better deal?

    A) Carlos Gonzalez & Syndergaard
    B) Holliday & Yordana Ventura

    Thanks again!

  62. Joe says:
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    In a 12-team, H2H, non keeper, 5×5, A.Hill, Kenys, K.Davis, Choo, L-Mo, D-Santana, and Blanks all FA. Should I be add/dropping for any of them and, if so, who do I drop? Team below.

    C – Perez, 1B – Joey Bats, 2B – Dozier, 3B – Arenado, SS – Segura, OF – Kemp, Ellsbury, Moss, Util – Marisnick, DL – Puig

    SP – Kluber, Carrasco, Salazar, Richards, Shields, Quintana, Paxton, Colome
    RP – Allen, Grilli, Soria, Gregerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Davis over Marisnick

  63. Matt says:
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    Hanley Ramirez or Jose Altuve?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Matt: Needs? Format? Roster?

      • Matt says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Format is 10 team H2H 6×6 (OPS). Roster is:
        C Vogt
        1B Abreu
        2B Semien
        SS Ramirez
        3B Arenado
        MI Walker
        CI Beltre
        OF Upton, Ellsbury, Heyward, Soler
        UT Hunter, Byrd (Pence, Puig)

        Currently 3rd in HR, middle of the pack in everywhere else. Concerned about protecting against Hanley’s risk of injury.

  64. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Would you lose Fiers or Niese for Rodon?

  65. PK says:
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    Pick my poison: choose four (12-team, 5×5 roto)

    Jesse Chavez
    Chase Anderson
    Wei-Yin Chen
    Carlos Frias
    J.A. Happ
    Jimmy Nelson
    Anthony DeSclafani

    Yeah, these are the options for most of my rotation. /shudder

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @PK: probably not chen/desclafani and one other, definitely keep chavez/c.anderson. leaving nelson/frias/happ up for one being dropped. Nelson’s in worst park, on worst team, and has more homer problems, so he’s third drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Not Chen, DeScla, Frias

  66. Bob Bonilla says:
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    Pomeranz rosterable? What are ur thoughts for his ROS? Thanks G great as always!!!

  67. Boomer says:
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    You da man Grey, “scaring paint off walls” blurb made me spit my coffee out. JHaRR sucking hard this yr…ROS some of the same or worth keeping over guys like Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer: Thanks! I’d go with Choo

  68. sternal says:
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    Would you trade Mccutch and Seager for Bautista and Dickerson? H2H redraft league. Bautista’s shoulder scares me and I’m worried I’m selling low on Mccutch before he gets hot.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @sternal: looks good to me. Even if Cutch comes back Bautista ranked not far from him in the first place, and dickerson’s way ahead of seager.

  69. The Jerk Store says:
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    Better streamer, Shoe or Brett Anderson?

    Anderson vs Colorado in Colorado
    Shoe vs Baltimore in Balt

    SON is really hating on Shoe’s next two starts, but likes Anderson’s.

    Grey, I think its time to put “I GOT QUESTIONS Y’ALL!” on a t-shirt.some jerk would buy it!

    thanks!

    -some jerk

    • PK says:
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      @The Jerk Store: Brett Anderson’s next start is home vs. Rockies, not in Coors

  70. holamola says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write up as always~ I am in a 10 team H2H (no CI or MI) swallow league. My team is not doing well (0-5) and I need to know what to expect from Pujols the ROS.
    C Vogt
    1B Pujols
    2B Dozier
    3rd Arenado
    SS Desmond
    OF Upton
    OF Dickerson
    OF Springer
    OF Blackmon
    UTL Fielder
    BNCH Cain
    BNCH Correa
    BNCH Heyward

    I have Springer coming off the DL and need to drop somone. I assume Correa but I would hate to lose him bc Desmond is struggling as well. Just wondering if I would be an idiot to drop Pujols? I could always pick up a Lind if Fielder got hurt. I just can’t take anymore losses for a while to get back in the race. Thanks for your input!

  71. TOGMAN says:
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    Drop Bauer or Paxton for Rodon? 12-team H2H 6×6 QS

  72. highheat17 says:
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    Arrieta looked good last nignt! Please tell me Kluber cant be far behind. Great write up today!!
    Czech Savepublic….Classic

  73. drew says:
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    ops league and i have plenty of OFs. Beelly hamilton for samardzija sound fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @drew: Do better

  74. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    With Starterpocalypse raging, both Anibal Sanchez and Mike Shoemaker were dropped in my league. Hope for either/both? Worth picking up? Or wait and see?

    My staff is Gerrit Cole and a Big Sucking Black Hole.

  75. Frank White says:
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    Is Edinson Volquez droppable in 10 teamers??

    • Frank White says:
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      My team is killing me with Alex Wood, Volquez,, Ventura and Kluber

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Frank White: i wouldn’t have thought volquez was ownable in 10’s.

  76. Jaymz says:
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    Rubby, C Young and or Wilson worth owning in 10-man Roto league ROS? Thanks!

  77. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    If CarGo is still below the Mendoza line on June 1, is that a fair cutoff date for comfortably dropping him, or is he still someone that we should hold onto until around ASB?

    Unrelated note – is it possible to draft CarGo’s Mass with Tentacles in ESPN leagues? I’m beginning to think that it may have absorbed the power/speed threat…

  78. Bobby says:
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    Brett Lawrie is doing nothing for me at the MI position (filling in until Reyes is back). I’m thinking about getting someone else. Daily 5×5 league. 10 league team. Last in R and AVG, 7th in HR and RBI, 9th in SB.

    Guys on wire include:
    Cozart, Brandon Crawford, Jimmy Rollins, DJ LeMahieu, Jung Ho Kang, Yunel Escobar, Chris Owings, Delino DeShields

    Thanks!

  79. JAL says:
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    1B targets for my Bautista in 12-team 5×5? Should I be trying to move him for Abreu or EE? Someone else? Do I need to throw in a sweetener? Thanks!

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @JAL: you’ll definitely need to throw in something for Abreu for sure, likely for E5 too with Bautista’s shoulder thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Edwin or Abreu, sure…yes, a sweetner

  80. Curtis says:
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    DeShields is just sitting on my bench in an NFBC league, I need the speed, and it’s killing me to see his SBs every day! I thought about him over Gose this week, but the Tigers were facing all righties. It’s happening this weekend.

  81. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league, drop Desclafani for Colby Lewis or Trevor Bauer?

  82. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Bauer for Dallas Latos? Oops, i meant Matt

  83. MrMojoRisin says:
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    I read Tulo’s blurb in Gary Cohen’s voice lol

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

    Snagged A.Wood but dropped Fiers for him… Should I have dropped someone else instead?I’m wondering if Grilli is more expendable in my league considering who is available at RP… I figure with Wood’s RP eligibility that may be more useful? Also, Chavez is available with RP eligibility as well…

    Would you drop Grilli for another one of the SPs available below or maybe even for a different RP available?
    Seems like you’re not high on Paxton anymore either so should I be dropping him for anyone else?

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: ( A. Wood, T. Ross, Paxton, Rodon)

    Available RP: K, Jansen, F. Rodriguez, Gregorson, C. Allen, Qualls, A. Reed, Giles, Y. Garcia, J. Johnson, A. Ramos, Dunn, Morris, Soriano…

    Available SP Pitching: Y. Ventura, J. Nelson, Hughes, J. Chavez, Syndergaard, R. De Le Rosa, I.Kennedy, Fiers, Quintana, A. Bradley, C. Anderson, Shoemaker, Lackey, Iwakuma, Greene, Hutchinson, T. Walker, Ryu, J. Weaver, Hahn, M. Gonzalez, Dickey, Niese, Colome, Eovaldi, W. Peralta, C. Tillman, Gausman, Jimenez, B. Morrow, Sabathia, Garza, Frias, A. Sanchez, Collmenter, Cosart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Sure, lose Grilli for Fiers

  85. mauledbypandas says:
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    ESPN needs to get off their asses and give DeShields OF eligibility!

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @mauledbypandas: that’s nothing, yahoo doesn’t have like at least 6 of Mike’s top 50 prospects at all.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: 5 in Left and 7 in center. The only thing I can think is one or two of them he played both positions? Usually you get eligibility at 10 total OF games

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s weird, he should have it already then…Get Simply Fred to ping them!

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Grey: I am not going to lie, I actually sent their customer service a request. I am sure some intern somewhere is flummoxed at this very moment

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…Good! Thank you!

              • mauledbypandas says:
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                @Grey: apologize for the inconvenience. I am contacting you regarding LIVEFANTASY-25283, Position Eligibility for Delino DeShields. DeShields is now listed as an Out Fielder. If you have any further questions or concerns, please reply so we may address them.

                Huzzah~!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Awesome!

  86. John says:
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    SonavaDrop In my 2 catcher lg im dealing with Swihart who in time will be getting extra days rest with Hanigan and I dropped Zunino for Realmuto then Swihart.

    I knew Zunino would hit 200 and although he was hitting 100 didnt kill my team. Not sure he is the answer either but at any rate FRIIIICK.

    Any buy low catcher ideas at the moment?

  87. Raul says:
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    My Strasburg for his G. Richards and C. Yelich? Getting worried…

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Raul: I’d take that and run

  88. Jack says:
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    Have Phillips at 2B, and only have a few WW moves left this week. Grab Ellian Herrera, Forsythe, or Tommy Field?

  89. Greg says:
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    Is it time to drop Marisnick? Market correction! I need a reliever and Ramos is available.

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: Thank you kind sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. Hey Grey, thanks of all the notes.

    I have no CI after a trade, I need to drop one and add one.

    Possible drops: Fowler, Span, Castillo, Correa

    Possible adds: Josh Harrison, Aramis Ramirez, Logan Forsythe, Ryan Howard (yuck), Mike Napoli, Kyle Blanks, Michael Morse, David Freeze, Steve Pearce, Chase Headley

    Also, who do you like better for saves ROS: Tony Watson or Rafael Soriano?

    Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. ebudz says:
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    Also, got a question about my offense Grey:

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

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

    With Springer returning today I now have a bench bat and would rather have that spot for streaming so I’m thinking about offering a package of bats for a solid upgrade at another position? One owner’s team looks like this:

    (1) C: Y. Molina
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Cano
    (1) SS: Bogaerts
    (1) 3B: Frazier
    (3) OF: Trout, Marte, Braun
    (1) UT: Hosmer
    Bench: (L. Cain, Dickserson, B. Moss)

    Which two of my bats should I offer and for which player on his team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Kipnis, Freeman for Rizzo

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the confirmation Grey.. I was thinking of targeting Rizzo anyway!

        If I can’t work out a deal with that team I was thinking of trying to just flip Kinsler or Kipnis for a SP straight up? Who would you rather keep ROS and what pitchers should I go after with one of them? I couldn’t get Lester for Kinsler/Kipnis… Should I try getting Carrasco with one of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Clear out your bench for SPs…Yes, Carrasco

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Exactly .. my team is the team above with Kinsler AND Kipnis… Seems like you prefer to own Kinsler ROS? So I’ll try offering Kipnis for Carrasco first…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Offer Kinsler for Carrasco first

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Oh damn.. okay the Rizzo owner already said he’d do Kip and Freeman for Rizzo! so I’d still have Kinsler at 2B ROS… which trade is better for my team?

                a) Kip and Freeman for Rizzo
                b) Kinsler for Carrasco

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  A

                • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                  @ebudz: Take Rizzo!

  92. Tony C says:
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    12 team, H2H, 9×9 cats league. I have a pretty deep pitching staff but I need to activate Archie Bradly soon and wnat to pick up Colby Lewis. Who would you drop among Desclafani, Volquez, Colome and Shoemaker to activate Bradley from my DL and also would you drop another pitcher to grab Lewis? Thanks for all your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Desclafani, Volquez

  93. nelson says:
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    Would you trade Descalfini for Hahn?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @nelson: yes

  94. plasmaj says:
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    i don’t know much about alien anatomy, but I think that might be Andrelton’s sister

  95. Will says:
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    “Saves in baseball are a perversion. They do not serve to save anything. They merely bring about an end to a game, ultimately creating unfulfilled desire in the baseball observer. Closers are the ultimate perverts.”

    – Slavoj Cishek

  96. Tony C says:
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    Now for a more offensive question. 12 team, H2H, 9×9 cats. I have Hunter Pence on my DL and I’m also looking at Marsinick and Texiera on my league’s free agent list. I currently have Avisail, Lind, Duda and Bruce on my roster and in my starting line-up. Who would you drop if anyone to grab Tex or Mars and then who would you drop to activate Pence when he’s off the DL? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Avisail, Tex… Lind, Pence

  97. I wish I was a Gold says:
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    10 team AL Only Yahoo Keeper league

    I need a backup shortstop since I just traded for Reyes.

    I have spare SP to move. Hutch, Hughes, Salazar, Aaron Sanchez, Rodon, Paxton(final year keeper), Walker(final year keeper) and Gausman, Moore on DL.

    Have a chance to get Danny Santana. Which of these do you like better? Walker, Paxton, or Hutch for him? Or none at all and go after B. Miller who looks like he is going to become a “super” utility player.

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey: Did a M. Moore for D. Santana instead. I jumped on that one. Now to figure out who I’m going to stash on the DL next. lol

  98. Five-On-One says:
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    I need saves. Is Alex Guerrero for McGee fair? I know there is some risk that McGee doesn’t get the job back. But there is also risk that Guerrero doesn’t continue to see at bats. What say you?

    Other offer I have is Melancon for JocP. But I don’t like that one all that much. Agree?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Sorry to be dense. Which deal is best?
        AGuerrero for McGee
        JocP for Melancon
        JocP for Jansen (third deal hasn’t been offered to me, but is a possibility)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McGee

  99. McNulty says:
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    does “baserunners” include HBP and others or is it shorthand for H+BB?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @McNulty: Hit by pitch doesn’t count against a pitcher’s WHIP.

      However, it counts as an on-base for the batter.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Phil of the Future: which makes no sense of any type; by that logic it’s more caused by the batter rather than the pitcher. Even if that were true, clearly a wild pitcher should have that counted against him.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: I don’t disagree. I wouldn’t have a problem including HBP in WHIP at all. If the runner comes around to score it is indeed an earned run, a small consolation towards fairness, I suppose.

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: of course, this rule discrepancy isn’t as bad as the possibility of a strikeout that results in a guy being safe on 1st (or farther, really). the word “out” is included in strikeout, it shouldn’t matter if a catcher handles it well or not, K’s should be outs.

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Agreed. I have no problem with the runners already on base advancing. But you swing and miss at strike three you’re done. I’m with you.

                • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                  @Phil of the Future: oh yeah, advancing is cool, due to that being determined by the defense.

  100. Five-On-One says:
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    I need to start 5 of 7 OFs. Weekly 5×5 12-team roto league. CarGonz, Bruce, OZUNA, JocP, Burns, A.Guerrero, Revere. thoughts?

  101. Kc says:
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    I am in need of pitching help. My pitchers, Kluber, Ross, Samardzija, Cashner, Wood, all have been brutal so far. I am being offered Freeman and Pineda for Abreu, Ross, and McGee. Should I do this? Am I giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kc: Hold

  102. Leather McWhip says:
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    Souza or Avi Garcia?

    Fiers or Travis Wood?

    Gin or Whiskey?

  103. mzyptlk says:
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    Aushizz/Braun for Bum/A Miller

    • Zeus says:
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      @mzyptlk: depends on your needs obviously. But based in a vacuum I’d go with the Goldy side. But hey if you need pitching and a closer go with the Bum side.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Zeus: i’d have to really really need pitching just to do au shizz for both a.miller/bum, completely leaving braun out of it. that thing shown is trade rape.

  104. Wombat says:
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    Think I just made the ultimate yawnstipating trade: my Leake for his Cuddyer. Almost fell asleep writing this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wombat: Thanks for telling–*snore*

  105. Reid says:
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    Is Paxton and Fiers as much of a toss up as it appears? 1 A, 1B relationship? I love Paxton’s stuff, 97 mph southpaw, but his control is ridonkulous, and Fiers has the peripherals, but is Jekyll and Hyde it seems. Who is the one to go with?

    • Reid says:
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      @Reid: Oh and is Cishek worth dropping at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Drop Cishek… It’s a toss up, yeah…Faintly prefer Pax

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  106. Five-On-One says:
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    Strasburg’s velocity still good, but results… not so much. I see Grey believes an injury is the culprit, but 98mph hints maybe not. Thoughts? I traded for him two weeks ago and now might bench him. Traded for Kluber earlier today, and might bench him as well. My bench is getting crowded.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: Start or sit Stras and Klubes? Alternatives are Eovaldi, Fiers, and others of similar quality.

  107. Collin Wilis says:
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    I was just offered Stragburg for Tyson Ross in a 10 team 6×6 Keeper league…QS, IP, S, K, ERA, WHIP
    other starters: greinke, arrieta, mchugh, syndergaard, paxton, buchholz, chavez

    my bats are elite – take the deal or no??

  108. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    k.johnson or plouffe in 14 team roto with hits/BB’s/K’s/XBH but no average.

  109. Mike says:
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    Who is better for a MI spot at this point? Josh Harrison or Danny Santana?

  110. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I thought by me getting Strasburg it’d help realign the Juju, can we dial up Ray Searage? I love the Wong jokes, they never get old. So I pulled off that Monster Trade yesterday;

    Abreu, Donaldson, Upton & Hughes for Kershaw, Panda, Agon & Krod. Thanks for the help evaluating that. I love 1st place problems, so who do I start?

    Grandal
    Abreu
    Dee
    Xman
    Donaldson
    AJ
    Harper
    Upton
    Dickerson
    Crush
    Bench Wong & Morales

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed (was impressed) with Bryants wheels, WOW, dude motors! Him legging out that infield hit with 2 outs change the whole game for Noah. I had Arietta and Noah going last night and I was feeling pretty confident that the worst was behind us and then Strasburg dropped a Cleveand Steamer (I was going to google “What’s worse than a Cleveland Steamer”, but I didn’t want banner ads following me for the next month) HA! Good Shizz as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Thanks! Haha…Those banner ads would suck… Trade Gordon/Dickerson for an SP….Get your bench in your lineup

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I’d love to move Dee, I just figured losing him would mean punting SB’s cause I don’t have much other speed. Wong doesn’t have enough awareness with this group, so I wouldn’t get much back. I wanted to make a move for Polanco and an SP or closer for Morales or Dickerson (can he get hot again so I can nudge him over to another team?) My pitching is pretty solid considering StarterApocalypse, off the top of your head anyone specific SP or closers you’d target with this staff?

        Cole
        Arrieta
        Liriano
        Salazar
        Hughes
        McHugh
        Chavez
        Syndergaard

        Storen
        Street
        Axford

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gordon/Morales for Polanco and a closer? You just need to clean out some of the extra guys on your team

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Roger that! TY

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Ramos over Axford?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

  111. The Big Yabu says:
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    RCL — hold for next start or return to the free agent pool:
    (1) Bolsinger — Sun vs. Col
    (2) Burnett — Sun @ ChC

    Thanks, as always!

  112. Drew says:
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    I pulled the trigger! Got Marte and Kluber for McCutchen…

    Kluber CG shutout today, right Grey???

    • Zeus says:
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      @Drew: what a steal. Cutch is probably going to have a worse year than Marte.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Drew: Holy Razzballs I would love a CG SO from Kluberino

  113. Duke says:
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    Grey,

    How would you order/rank Alex Wood, Anibal Sanchez, Mike Fiers, and Clay Buchholz for ROS? I’m thinking about cutting Sanchez to claim Fiers…

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Works for me

  114. booya says:
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    Catcher question: Zunino or Hundley?

  115. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Regardless of Paxton’s W last night, would you look to add any of these guys instead in a 11 team roto: Rubby, Happ, Chen, Fiers, Chavez.

    Rest of my staff is pretty solid at Cole, Carrasco, Samardzija, Salazar, McHugh. I figure adding a boring type like Happ , Chavez, or Chen would be solid in my last starter spot, but Rubby’s and Fiers K potential is tantalizing.

    Thanks!

  116. Zeus says:
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    Eovaldi actually pitched better than the final stay line. He was incredibly efficient last night as he had about 70 pitches through 7. He had good off speed stuff and got hurt by some fluky hits and poor defense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Yeah, and it was the Rays

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: fair enough but he still looked good and the Yanks are known for “fixing” pitchers. He’s going to get better

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Zeus: you’re thinking of PIT or STL pitching coaches that have done that. that’s probably just NYY media claiming what’s never really happened.

  117. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Sit Soler vs Harvey, Yelich vs Frias , or Longo vs warren for ethier vs Cosart?

  118. E says:
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    Grey!

    Is Springer ok to trade for or am I concussed? Dickerson for Springer fair?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @E: I’d want Springer

  119. sittininthesnow says:
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    Help!!

    Any advice on which batturd would make a better picks – CarGo or Pujols? Need the hitting, and could likely pick one of them up for wither Daniel Norris or DeGrom? They have both been soiling the bed, and CarGo hasn’t been running at all, which seems like it saps some of his appeal, but he is younger.

    Many thanks!

  120. Eng says:
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    Good morning and thanks for the good read. Stash Tanner Roark or Ryu for 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Roark

  121. gbwr82 says:
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    In a H2H Dynasty League, would you trade Charlie Blackmon/David Price for Mookie Betts/Jordan Zimmerman?

  122. los locos says:
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    Grey, how long do we hang onto Cargo? Six weeks in and yet to show some sort of heart beat. You got Tulo wanting a trade, Arenado isn’t doing much. At this point what can we expect out of him? Hunter, Ethier and Garcia all on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  123. Mike says:
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    Start soler vs Harvey or heyward vs Kluber

    Are you starting either of these guys tomorrow travis wood vs mets in Chicago or hutch @ Houston if so which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Soler…No

  124. Grey – 12 team H2h with hitting categories of: R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS and SB. Offered Gattis for either Grandal or R. Martin. Thumbs up or Thumbs down? Always a great read and I appreciate the insight. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vrugg: Thanks! Take Gattis for Grandal

  125. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Surprised no love for Guerrero this morning, no biggie, I got nothing but love for ya

    Drop Dannys got Delino?

    No real need, I just have been hesitant to drop Dannys cause I feel like last year every other day dannys was in the roundup.

    Thanks as always!

    • Dkohn says:
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      @Dkohn: for*

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Dkohn: I’d hold if that’s your only guy you can drop

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: thanks guys

  126. pistolofpete says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    would you trade desmond and price for tulo and carrasco?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      Hmmm… is it time to sell very very high on Vogt if I have Grandal and Gomes on the bench/IR? I could always hold Vogt and play him in the OF… so it’s not like I’m forced into a move… but I think Vogt could fetch a pretty penny, especially with his eligibility.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Why do you have 3 catchers

        • King Felix Targaryen says:
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          @Grey: hahaha, I’d like to hear Cram’ s take on this question.

          I think it’s a good time to sell high but depends on needs and what you can get in return.

  127. Mike says:
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    Will gose start tomorrow vs pelfrey or will it be rajai. How does there platoon work?

  128. AJA says:
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    The mean reversion trolls drink all night and sleep until 4 in the afternoon. They play music too loud and intimidate their neighbors by crushing soda cans. But their hearts melted when they saw Chris Sale’s last few starts so they returned him back to normal.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @AJA:

      Great handle provided it’s Steely Dan related

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH:

          Definitely one of my favorites. It’s a grillin’ and chillin’ go to for me all summer. “They got a name for the winners in the world…”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            One of the best lines ever

          • J-FOH says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: I’d play it in background on dates as a test. Even the opening tracks first line ” In the corner of my eye I saw you jn Rudy’s you were very high” screams Razzball. For me it holds up over time. As my tastes have evolved and things change it always stays there with a very select few that can go start to finish without ever even a thought of skipping a track.

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @J-FOH:

              I cried when I wrote this song…

              It’s your favorite foreign movie..

              Done up in blue print blue/Sure looks good on you/And when you smile for the camera…

              She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire…

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @GhostTownSteve:

                Aja trivia: Michael McDonald sings the back up harmony on Peg

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s awesome!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @GhostTownSteve: not to be a dick, but I never thought of that as trivia, but just a given. He also appeared on I got the news. He was a regular with them for a long time.

                  • GhostTownSteve says:
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                    @J-FOH:

                    Try this at home. Go into you biggest, best fake yawn and then in the middle of it sing the harmony part from Peg. You will sound just like Michael McDonald. And you will make yourself laugh. Works with any MM song. I’mo beeee there works well, for instance.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @GhostTownSteve: HAHAHAHA!!! I’ve never gotten drunk with my friends and we tried to do our best Michael McDonald impersonation *nodding yes*. My buddy worked at a record store a long time ago and he comes over to drink one night and tells us how amazed he is that so many black people would come in to buy MM albums and even that a few were shocked when they found out he is white. Black people love Michael McDonald.

                    • GhostTownSteve says:
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                      @GhostTownSteve:

                      Shine Sweet Freedom is another one that is really fun to yawn sing.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’ll admit, I’m yawn singing a little in my office right now.

                      Funny side note about SD, the guitar solo from reelin in the years got major props from some of the greats of the era as being one of their favorite solos and not that easy to pull off. Most notably Jimmy Page.

  129. GhostTownSteve says:
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    End of season last year the Razzball player rater had Kershaw, Cueto and Kluber like in the top 7 players overall and about 9 pitchers in the top 20 overall and like 14 in the top 30.

    This year? None in the top 10 so far. 2 in the top 20 and one more in the top 30. So 3 in the top 30. Crazy shift in the fantasy landscape. Eric Byrnes is on MLB regularly saying ball is for sure juiced. Looks like I picked the wrong year to start sniffing glue on the pitching.

    Funny thing is that the underlying premise of taking pitching early has born itself out. Fantasy value is weirdly inverted: whatever is more plentiful is also more valuable because of the outcome dispersion. A few of the hot starts from pitchers are unsustainable, so you’re going to see a further flattening. Probably a good time, counter-intuitively, to look at selling high on some hot start pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Does Byrnes run into the studio like the last room he was in was on fire?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s a little on the bonkers side. He and Reynolds are alternately annoying and funny. Can’t decided which.

        Strasburg has to be injured. Easily the worst stretch of his career.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A little? Has to be injured, agreed… No way he’s not

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: @Grey: From someone who has had a bit of a shoulder injury, if your shoulder blade is out of alignment, it’s not something that can be fixed with a visit to the chiropractor. It’ probably means the muscles around it aren’t behaving properly – one muscle is compensating for another one that’s injured – that kind of thing.

            #notadoctorthough

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For someone whose mother is a chiropractor, watch your mouth! (Kidding)

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Heh. Sorry Mama Albright.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Guess what I’m trying to say is that there might be a bit more going on here than a slightly wonky shoulder blade.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Since the velocity is there, I’m guessing a mechanics thing

  130. Grey- 12 team H2h with hitting categories of: R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB; pitching W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS. Offered Ventura, Zobrist, and Fowler for Cargo and Anibal. Which side do you like better. Thanks!

      • Much appreciate!d

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. Harrison Saunders says:
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    Wouldn’t Zo-Brist be Jewish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  132. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it time to cut Marisnick for either a streamer spot or any of the following:

    Tex
    Moss
    Duda
    Fowler
    JD Mart
    Choo
    K.Davis

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

    Marisnick is a bench bat. My other OFers are Jones, Dickerson, Joc, Reddick, Myers and we play 4 OFers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  133. Bob says:
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    keeper league 6×6 roto with QS

    would you drop Noah Syndergaard to pick up Carlos Rodon?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Bob: from exact question above, yes.

      • Bob says:
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        @goodfold2: missed that on the scroll down through. My bad…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Bob: i said that not that i expected you to have seen it, just that i knew what the answer was going to be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  134. Warren says:
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    Hey Senor, trade q for ya.

    Here’s my team (5×5 h2h with OBP)

    C: Vogt
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Walker
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Tulo
    OF: Harper
    OF: Bautista
    OF: Fowler
    UTIL: Rizzo
    Bench: Arenado
    DL: Puig

    SP: Arrieta
    SP: Salazar
    SP: Carrasco
    SP: Richards
    SP: Hammel/Anderson/Syndergaard (+streamers)
    RP: Allen (ugh)
    RP: Soria
    RP: Melancon

    Another owner is in more desperate need of pitching than me, and would do Adam Jones for Richards and Fowler. Obviously that leaves me with a conundrum when Puig is back, but I should get that elite production now and figure out a trade later this season right? Don’t love having a bench bat in Arenado, but don’t think I can get full value in a trade till mid-summer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side, it’s not close

    • King Felix Targaryen says:
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      @Warren: take that trade and run. You re team is stacked, but Arenado is too good to have on bench try to work a trade to upgrade 2b

  135. Malicious Phenom says:
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    ROS – 2B – Wong, D. Murphy, J. Harrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  136. Jon says:
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    Make any moves with this roster?

    C/1B Grandal
    C d’Arnaud (DL)
    1B Abreu
    1B Duda
    1B/3B/OF Zimmerman
    2B Kipnis
    2B Travis
    3B Arenado
    3B/SS Bogaerts
    SS Desmond
    OF Jones
    OF Upton
    OF Soler
    OF Bruce

    SP McHugh, Lester, Arrieta, Salazar, Wood, Hughes, Rodon
    RP Boxberger, Allen, Robertson, Cecil, Yimi

    Free agents I have my eye on:

    Melky, Torii Hunter, Ben Revere, Alex Guerrero, Avi Garcia, Lawrie, Paredes, Trevor Bauer, CMart, Buchholz, Rubby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do two for one trades with that talent on waivers

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Makes sense.

  137. Andy says:
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    Drop duda for Guerrero ?
    Bench spot now
    My 1b Goldie
    3rd Chris Davis
    Util Cain aNd pederson
    Also have Bruce on bench

    I can also drop a crappy pitcher but I need pitching my hitting is good so I don’t want to waste 3 bench spots for hitters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  138. Where u at Whodi? says:
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    Grey would you drop Lawrie for Aaron Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  139. scott steelers says:
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    Would you rather own hammel or henderson alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      hammel

  140. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    pomeranz or hahn? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

      • Harry Hardenberg says:
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        @Grey: pitching is incredibly thin in this league… what about JA Happ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Happ

  141. Bob says:
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    5×5 H2H
    SON does not like Lackey one bit @ CLE. Would you take the risk or play it safe by sitting him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Risk it

  142. Steve says:
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    I traded Kole Calhoun for Corey Kluber today.

    WINNING! or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  143. dom says:
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    bench Revere (Liriano) or Fowler (Harvey) tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

    • @dom: I’d bench both if you can. Revere hasn’t been impressive against Liriano or lefties.

  144. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Current pace for MLB is to score almost exactly a 998 more runs this year than last year and for there to be 407 more home runs hit league wide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        More of a hmmmm than a haha I should think. That’s a lot more runs and homers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was a crazed haha

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            The Albright Cackle (pat. pending).

            Ever see a cartoon called Wacky Racers? Prof. Pat Pending?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @GhostTownSteve: My kid loved that when the Boom network was all 60’s to 80’s era cartoons…and i remember it too

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @J-FOH:

                Professor Pat Pending in the Convert-a-Car. Being a kid is a little like being on an acid trip.. It’s a brightly colored, nonsensical mostly funny world with the occasional very real perception that there are monsters about.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, never saw it

  145. Eng says:
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    Roark or Morrow ROS? TIA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  146. smegma says:
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    Drop Aoki for Yelich in redraft H2H points league with -1 per k?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @smegma: Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  147. kisses says:
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    Drop Marisnick for DeShields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Sky

    Sky says:
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    J.D. Martinez for MVP. Just to put it back out there so you realize we’re still out here :)

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Sky:

      I still like him. Looks like the same guy as last year with the BABIP likely to bounce up a little. Needs to cut the Ks back a bit.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        He’s already cutting them. Watched him yesterday. Three hard hit balls to RF, but just one for a HR. For all the ‘he strikes out too much’ talk, aggressive hitters who hit it hard to all fields can go through funks. I mean, people are dumping on JD but he has a lower K% this year so far than: Chris Davis, Giancarlo Stanton, Jorge Soler, Joc Pederson, Chris Carter and Steven Souza…yet no one is telling you to drop those players or that they’re bad.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Sky:

          Nice call. I like him. Tiggers one of the teams that seems to have played a lot of cold weather games so far too.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            This is very true. Looking forward to some summer lovin in Detroit. I’ve also noticed his trend for FB% has actually increased this year over last so far, currently 8th in the league at 48.1%. Couple that with the healthy 26.6% line drive rate, I have been telling anyone who asks to buy. Good times are coming.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: I haven’t waivered from JD in my top 100, I dropped him a little but still is top 21 OF here

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                On pace for 35 HRs…the panic has been silly

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: when the lesser known slump everyone panics but when hacks like Gomez is obviously struggling no ones cares

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened to Ryan Zimmerman?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’m giving him MVZ: Most Valuable Zimmerman(n).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’ll be close

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            the extra ‘n’ will weigh Jordan down in the end.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good analysis!

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You know R. Zim actually looks pretty good. He’s one of 11 players to appear in 34 games. He’s top 10 ish RBIs. His BABIP has been really unlucky. His periperals look a lot like Kendrys Morales (actaully a little better). He looks like an asset to me at this point. Not MVP stuff but quite reasonable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m just busting chops…Pulling out BABIP ruins that

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Busted chops with a side of BABIP and apple sauce.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, thanks!

  149. ryanoger says:
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    Pollock owner…drop for Souza, Duda, Alex Guerrero, or hold?

    thanks grey
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Souza over Ethier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  150. Pete Nice

    Sixto Lescano says:
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    Although he’s playing like ass, I love the fact that Steve Pearce has 1B/2B/OF eligibility in Yahoo. I say he can’t be that bad and will end up being quite valuable. What say you? Also: What other players have had position eligibility like that. Allen Craig?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: didn’t you used to do the 2 start pitcher weekly post?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a utility guy

      • Pete Nice

        Sixto Lescano says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: It’s possible. @Grey: Yeah, you’re right. In some of the deep leagues I’m in you could do worse, believe it or not.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Sixto Lescano: you have same avatar as that guy. van slyke has LF/CF/RF/1B in yahoo also.

  151. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sorry, but I have to ask you a catcher question! Doesn’t really have to do with Zunino, though.

    Currently have Gattis (dropped Zunino for him!). Lucroy is sitting out there as a FA. I have the DL space for him. Is he worth the add coming back from the injury? And once he’s back, would you start him over El Oso Blanco?

    Thanks, as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  152. Filkarri says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up as usual. 12 team yahoo league with OBP. Looking to replace Devon Travis. Would drop either him or V-Mart for one of these guys:
    Phillips
    Forsythe
    Solarte
    Espinosa

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Not yet

  153. Pope says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve been trying to bring myself to trade for Kluber… thinking I need to send Dickerson or C. Santana and see if he goes for that. He is open to trading Kluber. 12 team standard 5×5 Roto Keeper, I’m sitting in 6th and mainly struggling in K, W, ERA, WHIP

    My team –
    Zunino – $2
    Rizzo – $10
    Russell – $11
    Donaldson – $28
    Escobar – $5
    Santana – $3
    Arenado – $18
    Cespedes – $22
    Ozuna – $11
    Soler – $1
    Springer – $20
    Dickerson – $22
    C. Santana (Util) – $17
    Myers (Bench) – $6

    Carrasco –
    Archer
    Ventura
    K-Rod
    Ax Man
    Cecil
    Syndergaard
    A. Reed
    Rondon
    A. Wood
    Rodon
    Iwakuma (DL)

    Guy who owns Kluber’s Team:
    Martin
    M. Cabrera
    Altuve
    Headley
    Castro
    Travis
    Mauer
    Harper
    Inciarte
    Reddick
    B. Hamilton
    Pagan
    Souza
    Iglesias (Bench)

    Kluber
    Teheran
    Fister
    Porcello
    Volquez
    DeSclafani
    Hammel
    W. Davis
    Santiago
    Bucholz
    Colon
    Tanaka (DL)

    I’m kind of thinking sending C. Santana… he’s obviously weak at 1B/3B and a spot or two in the OF, but I’m not sure that will do it. Should I be patient and wait for my pitching to come around and just leave it? I feel like I have too many bats with one guy always rotting on my bench. What would you do?

    • Pope says:
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      @Pope: I forgot prices for everyone else, let me know if you need them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kluber

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  154. Robert says:
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    Thinking about picking up Gausman with one of my open DL slots. He is currently on the major league DL, but with him going to get stretched out in the minors once he is up to it, my question is if at some point, he turns into a NA guy instead of on the DL. I believe that since he was hurt in the major leagues, he will still be on the DL on his rehab assignment so he still accrues service time (and no grievance is filed by the players association), but I suppose that a case could be made that he’s healthy to pitch at some point and at that point they are sending him down, at which point, I’m worried that he would become and NA guy and then not be eligible to be held in my DL roster slot. I can obviously surmise, but does anyone have a definitive answer on how it will work?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be NA

  155. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Trumbo went deep in the two hole last night…twice.

    Franchesca del Carpio. Total hot chick name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So sexy

  156. sniff test says:
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    i am getting ready to add choo and drop Y. tomas. Are you going to stop me? Well are you?…..ru?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • sniff test says:
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      @sniff test: i could drop fowler instead…

  157. ashtray says:
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    Am I too hooked on the rookie nookie if I’m rostering Syndergaard with all these SPs available:

    Paxton
    Nelson
    Fiers
    Kennedy
    Rubby
    Duffy
    Chase Anderson
    Hutchison
    DeSclafani
    Volquez
    Heston
    Colome

    Roster any of these over Noah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: would that also indicate that those of us that own thor/paxton/rubby/heston/c.anderson should drop thor for fiers? 2nd question of the day was whether or not i should drop hughes or rubby for fiers and i got a no, but i left out these other guys, figuring they were worth more. It still might be the same answer even with this, as my league doesn’t have that long list of guys available, and clearly Fiers’ upside is large, esp if one can fall back on any/all of those, which i can’t, they are all gone or on my roster (except for colome)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Thor for Fiers is fine in a shallowish league

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: ok, and not as much in deep leagues i guess. mine is the 2nd, out of that long list above only Colome/Fiers not owned, 5 of them by me currently.

  158. Clint says:
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    So, which 2B to go with off waivers, Boss:

    Jace Peterson, Gennet, Odor (can stash him in an NA spot & pick up another off this list if you think he’s worth it), Harrison, Forsythe, Turner, Valbuena, Solarte, and/or Gyorko. Predraft ranklings say Gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

  159. Scott says:
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    10 team, 5×5 league…need some pitching…

    Which side? Lots of underperformers here…

    Side A: Strasburg, Alex Wood
    SIde B: Ian Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  160. Jack says:
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    Phillips or Forsythe?

    • Jack says:
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      Or Deshields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  161. Steve says:
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    1. Trade Dannys for Correa? MI are Dee, Addison, Rendon

    2. Hold Franco (bench bat) CI are Abreu, Arenado, Lawrie or drop for Rubby, weakest SP are Fiers, Pax, Archie

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Rubby

  162. Fish says:
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    I have Syndergaard in a partial keeper 10 team league. I’d be able to keep him next year (18th round) and the following year (16th round). Should I be shopping him around, and if so, what kind of haul should I be looking for?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need and can get

  163. agarthered says:
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    Can someone explain to me what is wrong with Carlos Gonzalez, i feel like his poor season isn’t getting talked about enough..

  164. Swarley says:
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    Looking to get rid of Strasburg….Ventura and Fister enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  165. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hey Grey, just need a reality check. I should be taking Myers over Souza ROS in a standard 5×5, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As long as his wrist is ok

  166. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Albright have you had a chance to play with then new Batted Ball data in Fangraphs. For instance you can get soft/medium/hard hit ball percentages. Super fun to goof. For instance, Chris Davis has the lowest soft hit percentage in MLB. 4.8%. Meaning if he makes contact with the ball he’s squaring it up. Bogaerts has the highest soft hit percentage.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Magoo pointed that out to me and I have tickled it a bit. Very cool stuff. I was going to look at it a little deeper when i do my 100 this week for funnzies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I haven’t had a chance, how accurate is it? I.e., what’s soft vs. hard? In baseball terms, please

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, will have to read later…I was looking for Cliffnotes

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Cliff notes, it’s mostly numbers based. Things like groundball velocity and fly ball hang time are quantitative measures. It’s pretty good data and seems to be predictive. The buzz word around it is that rates “stabilize quickly”. So guys who have profiles that are at odds with their results seem like good regression candidates. Yeah it’s pretty good but not perfect data. Hella fun to monkey with.

            On an unrelated note, I’m worried about credit market liquidity. Easing my way out of the markets. Should I: buy a bigger mattress to stuff my money into, buy guns and gold, blow the whole wad on hookers and blow?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! Will check out the numbers… Buy guns and gold, of course

            • J-FOH says:
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              @GhostTownSteve: guns, gold and a water filtration system

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @J-FOH:

                I respect both youze but I’m going hookers and blow.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @GhostTownSteve: maybe you can get a few guns with the hookers

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re gonna wish you had a gun

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’m always packing when I go see hookers

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Better be!

                  • GhostTownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    I’m going to comment on the slot machine economy by the non-violent form or protest known as “Standing In Depression Era-esque Soup Lines.”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds like a thesis at a liberal arts school

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Maddon is the guest prof.

              • Great White North says:
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                @J-FOH: Bic lighters will be great for trading purposes. So will ganga seeds. Dandruff shampoo is currently underratted as a bench stash.

  167. Mikey says:
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    Should I drop Pollock or Marisnick for Deshields? I could use some help on the bases and this dude gets to second base way faster than my buddies mom (I will force “my buddy” to read this)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  168. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Brace yourself for the arrival of Luis Yander La O Camacho! He’s the middle infield equivalent of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez protagonist.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom:

      Solid comment. He smells like arsenic and history. His mother was a magic parrot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  169. Eric B says:
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    I’m also in need of the debate club to figure out my roster lol. I have Springer returning from the DL today. I recently added Choo in Lawries place because he was heating up and I need more production out of my lone bench bat. Now I cant figure out who to drop. Roster is below:

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

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

    Also Bauer was just dropped so I’m wondering if I should add him to my staff, if so I’d be looking for two drops then…any suggestions? Ive been taking a beating in ERA and WHIP and my O has been meh the last 2 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Pollock or Avisail…Don’t carry so many OFs

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the reply Grey, really appreciate your time. I agree Im definitely OF heavy, do you think adding Choo for Lawrie was a wise move? Pollock has been performing well, but I know you are a fan of Avisial so not sure which way to go there but it sounds like you like Choo more than either correct?

        As for my arms, any thoughts there? Bauer worth adding? And final question do you like Corbin as a DL stash?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget Bauer, Choo over Lawrie

          • Eric B says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  170. George Bell says:
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    Get Strasburg for Syndergaard and Cecil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. Nightpandas says:
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    What kind of pitcher would you look for in return for Holliday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  172. WM says:
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    albondigas!

    deep keeper, please rank:

    Syndergaard, Bradley, C. Martinez

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Synder, C-Mart

  173. Jon says:
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    In a league where pitching is at a premium (and I have plenty of OF depth to deal from), is Adam Jones for Greinke something you think about?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Jon:

      Go for it!

  174. Steve says:
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    Would you trade Yordano or Thor for Buxton? 14-team h2h

    SP: Hamels, Carrasco, Yordano, Miller, Pax, Fiers, Archie, Thor, Rubby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Synder

  175. JAL says:
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    G, keep stashing Parnell bc I am desperate for saves, or drop him like it’s hot for Corbin (comin back June 4th ish)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  176. Shf9 says:
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    Who is fact-checking around here these days? First three starts for Gibson: 15.1 IP, 9 BB, 3 K ; Next four starts: 28 IP, 6 BB, 14 K. Not saying he isn’t pitching over his head, but I’m not gonna bet on implosion either. He’s clearly figured something out.

    • Great White North says:
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      @Shf9: Has he figured out the Twinkies bats stink?

        • Great White North says:
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          @Shf9: No wins to back up the mediocrity?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Great White North:

        Speaking of fact checking, the Twins were 7th in MLB in runs scored last year. 9th so far this year. 2nd in May so far this year. Despite their kind of meh hitters park.

        Twinks an under the radar offense.

        • Great White North says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: Maybe I just have/had Danny Santanna in too many places clouding mky judgment. And Molitor only looks cool in old school Brew Crew pinstripes.

        • The Harrow says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: it’s been around here a lot that MIN was somewhere in the 8-12th best offense last year, but that they are that high THIS year is a surprise to me. They certainly weren’t that during about the first 2-3 weeks of this year.

  177. Great White North says:
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    Todays call to arms. Any scare you?

    Karns vs (NYY) Warren
    Frias vs. (MiA) Cosart
    Lackey @ (CLE) Klub-Klub-Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Cool. Still have all 3 going today anyways. Should make for an intersting hump day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  178. Andy says:
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    What SP should I target for Hosmer or Freeman? I have three 1b (Abreu is the third) and want to clear out that logjam (streaming 1b/Util always seems to leave me in a sonofabench situation).

    Thanks!

    • Great White North says:
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      @Andy: I gave away McHugh to get Hosmer last week. Don’t regret it yet, but it’s still early. I was desperate for power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke for Freeman? Lester for Hosmer?

  179. I’m dead last in steals, but hope to have Reyes back this week, but should I take Delino for an MI spot over any of these guys I am currently holding (6×6 extra O category is OPS):
    Utley, ATLimmons, C. Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino over Utley

      • @Grey:
        No faith Utley will find it again? I just can’t believe he will be this bad for much longer…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better but still whatever

  180. agarthered says:
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    Looks like Tomas out of lineup again, would you drop for Choo or Vargas or remain patient?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

    • @agarthered:
      I would drop for either, I already dropped him for less in one league.

  181. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Streaming question: When is Netflix going to add the second season of The Returned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great question! Please tell me if you find it

    • Great White North says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Check out Treme in the mean time.

  182. Ships says:
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    I like big bats and I can not lie… in my Sir Mix-a-lot voice!

    Russel and Cespedes for his Desmond? I do have OF depth with Upton Heyward Polanco as my starters and Martin on my bench. I have Semien at 2b filling in for Rendon and can move him to SS in case Desmond doesn’t pick it up.

    On the wire are K Davis and Byrd to replace Cespedes’s power by dropping Martin.

  183. rick says:
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    Gattis or Grandal ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  184. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Stats for stats lovers:
    INN S QS W L K BB H ERA WHIP
    SP Michael Pineda SP | NYY 20.7 3 2 2 0 27 1 17 1.31 0.87
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE 20.0 3 1 2 1 27 0 12 4.05 0.60

  185. Malicious Phenom says:
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    The Red Sox will place Justin Masterson on the disabled list with what manager John Farrell referred to as “arm fatigue.”
    It looks like a phantom injury, as Masterson insisted after another poor performance Tuesday that he was fine physically. Regardless of the legitimacy of the “injury,” the right-hander figures to stay away for a while as he tries to get things back in order. Steven Wright is expected to start on Sunday against the Mariners.
    Source: Pete Abraham on TwitterMay 13 – 1:59 PM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  186. Cheese says:
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    Strasburg and Napoli for Soler, CarGo, Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras, but it’s fair

  187. Max says:
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    Best two to own in a playoff format:

    Eovaldi, Shoemaker, Desclafani, Colby Lewis, Heston, Happ, Shane Green, Pomeranz, Travis Wood.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Eo

  188. WingedBalloon says:
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    In need of pitching and have plenty of offense to spare. Can potentially acquire either Sonny or Lester in return for either Frazier or Machado. At a high level, which combination would you say benefits me most for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado for Lester

  189. Derrick says:
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    Have Travis at 2B (no backup) and have Santana and Boegarts at SS.

    I am kinda hurting for SB’s, drop Santana or Boegarts for DeShields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys

  190. Carter says:
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    Who sucks more for the rest of the season:

    Bruce or CarGo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: So sad how that loving relationship has come to tears!

  191. doghat666 says:
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    10 team, 10×10 daily roto

    I drafted Ryu, he’s been on my DL, with all the news about the setbacks I’m concerned, should I drop him for Corbin, who’s targeting a 6/4 debut?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  192. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Brandon Moss, Marcell Ozuna, Wil Myers

    Moss is actually on the wire. Which two of the three for RoS?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Complete disclosure:

      Theses are my OFs:

      Carlos Gomez 
      Jay Bruce
      Marcell Ozuna
      Nelson Cruz
      Wil Myers

      Do I drop any for Brandon Moss?

      Thanks…

      Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Myers

  193. J-FOH says:
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    I read the Red Sox are interested in Kazmir, that can’t be good for his owners. I noticed his xFIP and FIP are almost identical (.384 and .389 respectively) and if this is the case, the trade I mean, then I would be trying to ship his ass off to another owner ASAP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: and speaking of the A’s, what is up with Lawrie, a .084 ISO, WTF is that. I’m going to start calling him Brett Borrie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH:

          Read the other day that Lawrie’s avg FB distance is the highest of his career but his HR/FB rate is the lowest of his career so far at 6.3%. Oh dot Co probably not doing him any favors. FB% down. K% way up. Being attacked with breaking stuff almost exclusively. He’s had 2 hit games in 7 out of his last 11 and yet over that span he’s scored only 2 runs and driven in 1. He’s only attempted one steal. I think it remains to be seen with Lawrie. He recognizes that he needs to make an adjustment to the breaking stuff. He’s only struck out 1 out his last 12 plate trips. He seems to like it out here. I could see him catching a little hot run at some point.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: i was hoping you would chime in

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Castillo for Kazmir with mix and match pieces on either side?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Castillo just went down today with another injury, this time ankle.

  194. ashtray says:
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    Joc for Strasburg?

    Available OFs to replace are: Ethier, Eaton, Fowler, Byrd, Khris, Canha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras side

  195. Great White North says:
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    If Karns looks good today, does he stay on RCL rosters or continue to stream? Why do I want to call him Fiers South?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  196. tyler says:
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    Thanks as always for the help Grey, I grabbed de shields this morning for some steals. I’m in a 11 team, 30 man roster league. I have Y Tomas, A Russel, Guerrero and Marisnick on my team. Would you drop any of those for Ethier or is it just a hot schmotato dance that is happening?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dance…go Ethier

  197. MIke says:
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    Drop Bogaerts for Simmons, Segura or Peralta? 10 tm h2h, 5×5 + OPS, TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  198. Cohen says:
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    Grey, SON is not liking Ventura at Tex,would u start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  199. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    McHugh got dropped.

    I saw your velocity worry comment above, so I’m guessing he wouldn’t be an upgrade over any of Samardjidizzle, Ross or Rodon?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Ross or Rodon

  200. Atlas says:
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    ROS

    Semien or Desmond ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  201. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a weekly roto redraft, better sagnof, burns or deshields?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  202. ashtray says:
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    When Zobrist went on the DL I picked up Semien who’s been terrific. I also have Correa stashed in an NA spot. When Zobrist comes back which guy should I attempt to trade away?

    Crawford, Simmons and Kang are also sitting on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist

  203. 3cardmonty says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade J.D. Martinez for Cargo? 12 team weekly league. My outfield is Harper, Stanton, & Joc so I could wait for Cargo to heat up and plug him in at Util if he does.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @3cardmonty:

      I would not. I own them both. Cargo there are so many red flags. He might just be completely cooked. I’d give 85/15 percentages to Martinez an Cargo respectively as to who has the more productive ROS

  204. Q says:
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    Are we basically done with Marisnick? Was thinking he might be more than a schmotato, especially when they moved him to leadoff, but numbers all of a sudden pretty ordinary. Gone from 350 to 316 in a week.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Q:

      Depends on your league context. He should continue to run. He’s probably a 10/25 guy. Hoping for him to hit .265 mayeb

      • Q says:
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        It’s 12 tm h2h. Only 5 moves a week allowed and I usually use those to stream pitchers/ a catcher for the week..

        Almost never do this, but maybe worth having a bench bat? Matchups guy to start at home?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if there’s better options

  205. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Trumbo in the two hole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumboner

  206. LOOGY & Messina says:
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    Which lead off hitting OF is best bet ROS in H2H weekly points?

    Choo or Fowler?

    My RP starters are Cecil, Yimi, Kenley with Ramos on my bench. Sv and HOLDS count

    Keep AJ Ramos or add Doolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler… Ramos

  207. tom says:
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    Right rank in an OBP league: Soler, Calhoun, Souza, Reddick, Fowler, Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce above Fowler

  208. John says:
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    Sorta lol looking to buy strasburg low in 10 tm h2h my of Stanton jup Dickerson pederson Pollock souza start 5.

    Pollock n quintana for starsburg?

    Figure I lose little speed n avg and like Pollock. I’d have to hope Souza picks it up and grab inciarte either or Guerrero off wire for bench slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras side

  209. jaw says:
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    are hutch and shoemaker droppable in 10/12 team mixed 5×5 h2h leagues?

    • Q says:
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      @jaw: yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  210. joeg414 says:
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    Vargas out of todays lineup; he’s hitting .368/.415/.447 versus lefties this season, but he’s being benched here against Kyle Lobstein.

    Managers a special , aren’t they.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  211. Sad Keanu says:
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    Lackey on waivers. Add him over Chase Anderson or Travis Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  212. J-FOH says:
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    Was looking at Scott ” only start him vs. Lefties” Van Slyke should be call only start at home.

    vs. lefties batting .333 with 0 HR
    vs. righties batting .385 with 2 HR

    Home – .485
    Road – .167

    sample size is small but will be an interesting trend to watch as Puig is out longer than expected. This dude needs a full time gig. Besides Abreau, he could be the second best hitter on the White Sox, which isn’t saying much, just cust kayin’

  213. Alan says:
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    In a five keeper, 11 team league where you know you are out of it, would you trade Cano and R Zim for Rendon?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  214. joeg414 says:
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    Anyone watching the Nats / Backs game ? The feed said there was an injury, but to whom ?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @joeg414:

      Nobody has left that game.

  215. crock says:
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    In a 10 team NL only roto league how much would you spend of $100 to claim Hunter Pence? Cut Flores or Russell to do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores… 71

  216. spider crabs says:
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    matt shoemaker, carlos rodon, and shane greene available as FA’s in 14 team standard league. How would you rank them ROS (redraft) and should they be rostered?? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Greene

  217. los locos says:
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    Grey, HELP!!! 10 team keeper league (OBP) K/9. Last Year Champ, but my offense and pitching been awful thus far.

    Maybe doing too much, but trying to pick up players who are HOT plug them in and the week I have them they strike out (Byrd). Tori Hunter, Garcia or Byrd ROS?

    Others on waiver, Phillips, Ethier, Plouffe

    Hurting in ERA and WHIP (Strausburg). Need help controlling that. Drop Shoemaker for Hughes, Happ or Chase Anderson. See anyone else on my staff I should drop and consider picking up of the 3 listed?

    Starters
    C Russell Martin C | TOR
    1B Eric Hosmer 1B | KC
    2B Devon Travis 2B | TOR
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Hanley Ramirez OF,SS | BOS
    OF Michael Brantley OF | CLE
    OF Marlon Byrd OF | CIN
    OF Alex Gordon OF | KC
    U Prince Fielder 1B | TEX

    Bench
    1B Lucas Duda 1B | NYM
    2B Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS
    3B Maikel Franco 3B | PHI
    SS Jean Segura SS | MIL
    OF Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL
    OF A.J. Pollock OF | ARI
    OF Hunter Pence OF | SF DL SPOT

    Starting Pitchers
    SP Jesse Chavez RP,SP | OAK
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP James Paxton SP | SEA
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    RP Brad Boxberger RP | TB
    RP Andrew Miller RP | NYY

    Bench
    SP Trevor Bauer SP | CLE
    SP Yu Darvish SP | TEX
    SP Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ethier if you want hot

  218. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I had Ramos in both 15 teamers two weeks ago and dropped him. In everything important is timing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  219. Abe says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side of this deal do you like better– Hamels & Dickerson for Carrasco and Adam Jones?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  220. crock says:
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    Pujols/Springer or EE/Cargo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  221. Ron says:
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    Which side you taking?

    A: Ortiz, D. Travis, Joc
    B: Hanley, Pence, Ross (SP)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  222. Whodat says:
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    Any updates on Rendon that anybody knows of other than he is shut down??

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Whodat:

      I think he and David Wright are somewhere playing cribbage, drinking gin and tonics and watching M*A*S*H reruns.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH:

          Wright: “I love Hawkeye.”
          Rendon: “Alda’s a sactimonious prick. Now play a card.”
          Wright: “I can’t lift my arm.”
          Rendon: “Me neither,”

          • J-FOH says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: to be honest, I like the movie a lot more than the show

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @J-FOH:

              …proving you are a sentient being.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @GhostTownSteve: *looks up sentient being sees he already forgot that chapter from college* F**k Yeah!

  223. Hey there Grey, fellow Razzballers:

    1. SoN says to start ’em but are the surging Nationals bats (they’re hitting .325 with an OPS of .935 over the last week) enough to rethink starting our better Hodgepadres (Ross, Cashner) at Petco?

    2. Is the pulse from Josh Harrison last night enough to hold him over a hot middle infield bat like Duffy, Forsythe, Elian Herrera, Jace Peterson, DeShields, or Espinosa?

    3. Speaking of Espinosa, have you seen his ‘stache? Are you impressed?

    4. And Rasmus is facing a so-so RHP on a short schedule day tomorrow. Would you slot him in over more highly rated (according to Hittertron) bats like Peguero, Alvarez, Blanks, or Mesoraco?

    5. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Start Padres at Petco 2. Sure 3. It’s a bit much 4. Yes

  224. GhostTownSteve says:
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    white sox without a single hitter who would would cost 3K or above on Fanduel in their line up with Abreu sitting. For context, Andrelton Simmons is a 3K player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s that new avatar?

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s Bugs Bunny baseball. Bugs is holding up the Betty Grable pin up cheese cake poster. Somehow connected with the Trumbo girlfriend thing. I got Gardner, Santana, Cozart, Duffy, Trout, Trumbo….I’ve got more two hole than I know what to do with.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  225. rainking99 says:
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    SP question
    5×5 roto redraft

    available:

    Colome
    M. Gonzalez
    Hughes
    Fiers
    Happ
    Nelson
    Rubby
    C.Anderson

    drop any of these?

    Quintana
    Hammel
    A.Wood
    Karns
    Paxton

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby over Quintana

  226. jal179 says:
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    I’m debating dealing Pujols–would Teix + moosetacos be safe ROS CI players to replace him?

    All 3 on my roster and am looking to move Pooholes for an SP– my most obvious trade partner has Pedro Alvarez at 3b and Billy Butler at CI.

    Is Pooholes too much to offer for Carrasco?

    Is Carrasco a far return for Moosetacos + TEix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do the Moose one

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks boss.

        Kluber owner wouldn’t bite on any of my offers… 18Ks burns me

  227. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Gotta double whammy working in STL today. Cardinals kill my guys. Kluber in a funk. Suggestions for breaking the funk? Burn a goat? Cut my bangs?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      In other news, ever seen the site: Jewish Baseball News? Great tagline: “News and stats on Jews with Bats.”

      FWIW: Robbie Grossman is not Jewish. Neither was Rod Carew.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ian Kinsler and Ausmus — both Jews!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tease your bangs

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Like DJ on Full House

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  228. smegma says:
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    Is Puig a buy low? Should I offer Ozuna for him and grab a ww OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  229. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Pujols has one fewer RBI than Giovatella. Any inverted theory to the Adrian Gonzalez where the old guy starts hot and fades to where the old guy starts slow and surges? Kind of a warm weather moving to Florida snow bird kind of thing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Takes a while for the blood to get to the extremities

  230. Random Collmenter says:
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    Addison Russell straight up for CarGo or Kluber in a 5×5 OPS / QS keeper league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, but either

  231. Green Monstah says:
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    Howdy grey in a h2h pts weekly lock league since I have the room so I don’t have to drop anyone who would you add for an extra bat;

    Kelly Johnson (1b/3b/OF), Christian yelich, shin soo choo (dh/OF), Alex Guerrero (who’s been playing at 3b too) , JJ hardy or Logan Morrison .

    Thanks grey!

    • Green Monstah says:
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      @Green Monstah:

      Ozuna is also available

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Take Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo

      • Green Monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Lomo over Ozuna?

        Thanks for the response grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          OZUNA

  232. J-FOH says:
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    Before this month I wasn’t worried about Kluber, last year he had a 4.14 in April and this year a 4.24. But in May he turned the corner, how many starts til the buy low wears off and we start looking at a sell sell sell sale? I’m thinking three more