Don Mattingly said that Kenley Jansen is now his closer.  His exact words were, “There was a time and a place to put a closer in the setup role and an inferior pitcher in the closer role and that time has past.  I will know try to figure out why I ever shaved my mustache.  Things were much easier when Joe Torre was in the dugout managing the team and not on speed dial.  ‘Ooh, I’m Joe Torre, I take twenty minutes to return a text.’  C’mon, man, I can only ask for a replay review so many times!  I wonder if I can get Paul Sorvino to be my bench coach.  Or Joe Mantegna, he also kinda looks like Torre.”  Jansen will be a $12 Salad in all leagues by July, if not sooner.  Yes, he should be owned in all leagues, if he isn’t already.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jhoulys Chacin – Went to the Disgraceful List when he refused his assignment to Triple-A.  If you are gonna suck in your first 5 MLB starts of the year, Jhoulys you can do is report to AAA.

Christian Friedrich – Once top prospect fell off of radars due to injuries and velocity issues.  This year, he’s looked solid in Triple-A with 27 Ks and 4 walks.  It’s like this Christian is born again!  I wouldn’t go near him with a 120 inch pole yet in mixed leagues, but in NL-Only leagues I’d grab him for his start vs. the Padres.  Yeah, those Padres.  Wait, those were the same Padres that hit Pomenranz so hard PETA was called in.

Alex White – It’s all Rockies pitchers all the time.  White is also making Triple-A hitters seem like a bunch of minors (21/8 K/BB).  In mixed leagues, I wouldn’t carry White, said in a sultry voice.  For now, he’s an NL-Only flyer.  (He also gets the Padres.  Yup, still those Padres.)

Jayson Werth – As originally announced here after I read it elsewhere, Werth will miss 12 weeks with wrist surgery after breaking it Sunday night.  He must be pist.  If I didn’t have the DL room, I’d drop Werth.  Wrists are kinda important for hitters and there’s a chance, even if he returns this year, he might not be right until next year.

Tyler Moore – Was called up by the Nats and showed a ton of power in the minors, but for now he’s a bench bat on the Nats.  So in deep NL-Only leagues, he’s just a temp fill-in, i.e., I wouldn’t marry Tyler Moore.

Kevin Youkilis – On his rehab, he started a walking program.  I don’t get it; taking walks was about the only thing he could still do.

Will Middlebrooks – 3-for-5 with 2 homers as the Red Sox contemplate telling Youuuuk to take a long walk.  Middlebrooks will cool down at some point, but who cares?  Pick him up.  Now.

Josh Willingham – Didn’t start yesterday due to a skin condition near his mouth.  Sounds like The Other White Meat’s throbbing lardons are getting him in trouble.

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 4 ER.  Incredible that Liriano is still starting for the Twins, then again there’s players in their starting lineup that probably aren’t on any other team’s roster:  Jamey Carroll, Danny Valencia, Brian Dozier, Eric Komastu, Trevor Plouffe and Chris Parmelee.  Just because they play in Target Field doesn’t mean they have to only shop in bargain bins.

Giancarlo Stanton – Hit his 6th homer in the last ten games.  Rawr, rawr like a Stanton dragon!

Carlos Zambrano – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  As noted in the preseason, “Ozzie will either bond with Zambrano and have him produce his best year since the mid-naughts or their personalities together will become so combustible that Little Havana will break from the union and form the 51st state with Ozzie becoming Supreme Leader of Little Havana and having Zambrano executed.”  And that’s me noting me!  It looks like the former is coming true.  I’d absolutely grab Big Z in the non-sexual way.  Could be a solid 4th to 5th fantasy starter in mixed leagues.  Crayola Canyon definitely won’t hurt.

Brandon Snyder – 3-for-5, 2 runs and 6 RBIs with his 2nd homer.  Now has two homers in his last three starts.  Only problem is it took nearly a week to get 3 starts.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-4, 3 runs.  Could the season long drought finally be coming to an end?  C’mon, Cruz, make it rain, man.

Aubrey Huff – Returned from the DL for anxiety related reasons.  Guess that means he’s back from lunch.

Cole Hamels – Guaranteed himself a suspension by admitting he threw at Bryce Harper.  When asked by teammates and management why he couldn’t show more restraint on what he says to the press, Cole replied, “I did show restraint.  I didn’t mention how my ‘old school pitching’ is modeled after the Romans and I threw at Harper because his eye black reminded me of that Christ-wannabe, Tim Tebow.”

Philip Humber – 2 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Reminds me of the time I went through a perfect fartless vacation weekend with a girlfriend and then woke up the next morning back at my apartment and nearly Dutch Oven’d myself to death.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Sure, it doesn’t hurt to return to a matchup against the M’s, but I’d still give Fister a fighting chance on a mixed league team.

Ernesto Frieri – Scioscia announced that Frieri or Walden will get saves while Downs is, uh, down.  Welcome, Frieri, to saver town.  Hopefully, Frieri will enter each game in a red 1967 convertible Chevy Camaro, and when he leans in to get the signal from the catcher, he does The Hunch.

Mike Trout – Sat out yesterday for Bourjos.  They need Morales to hurt himself (while hurting Vernon Wells).  The Sciosciapath doesn’t have cojones to start Pujols at 3rd base.  Somewhere, La Russa’s reading that and his feathered hair is feeling a little bouncier.

Jonathan Papelbon – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!

Jordany Valdespin – Hit the game winning homer.  He has great speed and some decent power (15 homers, 33 steals last year in Double-A), but I’m not sure the Mets will play him (they should, but not sure they will).  Plus, his name sounds like it’s from a Harry Potter Character Name Generator.

Cody Ransom – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he bats .351.  Yes, he should be playing every day.  No, he’s not.  Yes, he’s old so this sudden burst won’t continue.  No, it doesn’t matter.

Guillermo Mota – 100 games for a second positive PED test.  PEDS are just his M.O. (Mota Operandi).

Jered Weaver – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Well, Johnny Vander Meer’s family can stop following him around now.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.40.  Okay, but now I’m officially concerned about an upcoming correction.  4 walks in 5 innings is not good and 1.40 ERA won’t stay that low.

Allen Craig – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I told you to grab him yesterday.  What’s changed?  The day.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  You know that guy that you invited last second to join your league who you really don’t like and is currently in first?  He’s going to pick up Samardzija if you don’t.

Bryan LaHair – 1-for-3 as LaHair moussed his 8th homer.

Ian Stewart – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  Does he have a section of Wrigley that dresses up like Cubs with Stewart jerseys called Stewart’s Root Bears?

Adrian Cardenas – The Cubs called up the ex A’s prospect to be the UTIL after Blake DeWitt was DFA’d (unfortunately his mom Joyce never hooked up with Theo’s dad, Juan, at the 70’s Battle of the Network Stars).  He’s played 2nd in the minors and delivers high average, average speed, and a below average glove.  Given that the Cubs have a dinosaur playing second, he could see some ABs if he’s hitting.  Stash for NL-only.

Wilson Betemit – 1-for-3 with his 4th homer (and third in the last ten games).  He also has a hit in nine of his last ten games while batting .357.  There, folks, is your hot schmotato.

J.J. Hardy – 3-for-4.  Actually, more impressed with a three hit night from Hardy than I would be with a 1-for-4 with a homer night.  As my ex-girlfriends will tell you, I’m a small ball kinda guy.

Edinson Volquez – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  A hodgepadre that was pitchslapped by Pomeranz.  (I can only imagine if this is someone’s first time reading the site.  Did he say ‘A hodgepadre that was pitchslapped?’  Where am I and how do I get back to ESPN?)

Dale Thayer – Thayer throwing pills for the save yesterday — what a relief!   Since Cashner threw 39 pitches the day before, he wasn’t available.  I’d hold Cashner, but this also proves that Gregerson is nowhere near getting saves.

Zack Cozart – 1-for-5 with his 3rd homer, but only his 7th RBI.  Could the pitcher’s spot get on base once in a while?  Geez…

Alex Gonzalez – Tore his ACL, which comes just days after Gamel also tore his ACL.  The last time a Milwaukee duo tore up joints like that, it was Laverne & Shirley after Lenny & Squiggy slipped some Spanish Fly in their Schlitzes.

 
  1. Random Collmenter says:
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    “Dutch Oven’d to death”?

    Nice job – we just lost our three female readers.

    • Bubbles says:
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      @Random Collmenter, My sister always seemed to enjoy them….

      • EmporersMonkey says:
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        @Bubbles, Damned right she does.

  2. Giant JJ says:
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    Is Derrek Lee worth a pick up in the deepest of deep leagues?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Giant JJ, Depends on who you’d be dropping.

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Giant JJ, he kind of sucked last year… what Awesomus said…

  3. Piranhaman says:
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    anyone who knows something about Justin Upton?

    he was replaced in top 6th after 0-for-3.

    is there some injury or discomfort? tell me if you know.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Piranhaman, No injury,just some kind of weird Gibsonian double switch strategy.
      You know- take out your best hitter type of thing.

      • Piranhaman says:
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        @Hondo, ah~ thank you, Hondo.

  4. jerky says:
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    Should I hold on to raf soriano????12 team Roto mix

    • Random Collmenter says:
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      @jerky, i would. girardi they would use both he and robertson to close, at least to begin with. and sori is the one with closing experience…

  5. jerky says:
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    I picked up lowrie for hardy first day off my team I look and he’s 2 fo 2 2bombs…was it a bad move to drop hardy….ps. I took your advice…..p.s.s I’m kinda mad I did….ps.s.s its 4 am on my side of town…. P.s.s.s.s I’m going to Dutch oven myself to death now

    • EmporersMonkey says:
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      @jerky, I benched Hardy in favor of Seager on his 2 HR day. I was happy.

  6. a1rfann1ng says:
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    ahhh you snuck in a barney reference, thanks dude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @a1rfann1ng, No problem…

  7. Grey's da man! says:
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    Been offered J Upton for Bumgarner, Lynn and Casilla. Do it?

    Cashner was just dropped so I will be making a bid for him.

    12 team 5×5 Rotiserrie

    C: C Santana
    1B: Carp
    2B: Uggla
    3B: Alvarez
    SS: Alexei
    OF: Braun
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Cruz
    Util: Tabata
    Util: Span
    Bench, Campana
    DL: Gardner, Longoria

    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: J Zimmerman
    RP: Axford
    RP: H-Rod
    RP: Casilla
    RP: Cishek
    RP: Mujica
    RP: Cook
    P: A Sanchez, G Gonzalez, M Garza, Cahill, Lynn, Drabek
    DL: D Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Sounds fair…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, would you make the move? Currently leading in most pitching categories and at bottom in hitting, but a little concerned about J Up’s health

  8. Giant JJ says:
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    Sorry for the second question but I’ll be sending you some booze money sometime this season as I do every year because I really appreciate the advice. It says THANK YOU louder than mere words. Kemp was moving slow and gingerly last night. I can get Miggy for him straight up. Should I?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Giant JJ, I’d rather have Kemp, but I don’t think either answer is incorrect.

  9. DrEasy says:
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    I dropped Strop to pick up Thayer. Hope that was the right move. It’s a Closepocalypse!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy, Ha

  10. El Hombre says:
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    Drop Rickie Weeks to pick up Middlebrooks? right now between Weeks and Zobrist i have a bit of an offsensive gap in my infield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Hombre, Hold

  11. Grey's da man! says:
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    Frieri or Walden for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Walden

  12. EmporersMonkey says:
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    If Middlebrooks continues to rake and Youk gets healthy do you think the Red Sox make any room for him? Perhaps in the OF somewhere?

    • charlie hustler says:
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      @EmporersMonkey

      You do realize that Youkilis has played LF in the past?

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @charlie hustler, You do realize you sound snarky…

        • charlie hustler says:
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          @beardcrabs, my bad, and really not my intent.

          Not everyone remembers that Youkilis has played OF in the fairly recent past, though most of it was in 2006. I should have fleshed that out a bit more.

          • EmporersMonkey says:
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            @charlie hustler, Yeah, I realize that. But shoving a veteran to the OF for a rookie just doesn’t seem like something the club would do.

            • charlie hustler says:
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              @EmporersMonkey, I agree with this. Middlebrooks will most likely return to AAA to get some innings in the outfield, a position he apparently has never played professionally. But if both bats stay in the lineup, at least until Crawford returns, it is Youkilis who can play the outfield.

  13. Grey's da man! says:
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    Drop rios for Jay, Seager, B Snyder or Ransom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Jay

  14. TheNewGuy says:
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    Think there’s any chance A Craig starts getting time at 2B for the Redbirds once the big puma returns? Ackley’s killing me in one league, would be pretty awesome if Craig could become eligable there and save me the agita.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup

  15. barker says:
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    whats the worst starter you’d take in a bryce harper deal in a 12 team league??
    non keeper…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @barker, Anibal

  16. Kcc26 says:
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    Who gets more saves going forward, frieri or Thayer? (btw I’m leaning toward frieri because my iPad autocorrected his name to “friend”

    • @Kcc26, I’d go with Frieri. I think Thayer got the chance because Cashner wasn’t available. I think he’ll get more saves and also have a better chance for the occasional vulture win.

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Enrique, I have Frieri. My biggest fear is that he’s one of these guys with great peripherals but will implode with his first crack at it and never see another opportunity. That said, I think Thayer just got the spot save because Cashner was unavailable.

        • @WhineSpritzer, It’s certainly not a sure thing. But I do think Frieri is your best bet between those two.

  17. Steve says:
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    Just got back from seeing Jersey Boys. Where were you, Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Stage left

  18. The Sawce says:
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    I’ve been offered Josh Willingham and Brett Myers for LaHair. I need saves and LaHair will obviously regress, but I’m still not 100% on making the deal. Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Sawce, It’s fine

  19. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : 10 team OBP league and Avila was just dropped. Would you lose AJ P for him at Catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Yup

  20. SanFran1966 says:
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    Good problem to have in 10 team Yahoo h2h

    Who to bench out of these 5:

    LaHair, Dread-Pirate, Adam Jones, Andre E, Adrian Gon…

    Leaning towards McCutch (been out sick) or Melky v Kershaw, tough match-up although Melky hot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SanFran1966, McCutch

  21. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I believe the correct plural form is Schlitzi.

    You up to date with S1W?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Yeah, I’m up to date… Hit me!

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Christina is the most clueless person to ever play the game, no? I mean, it was moronic to tell her that they were sending a couple of votes her way just in case Troy played an idol, but even the dimmest of bulbs could connect those dots. Yet there she was, walking around like, “Yeah, a couple votes are coming my way, but they’re not voting me out.”

        Kat going home was one of the funniest “tribe has spoken” moments in a long time. I think I’m even going to watch The Ponderosa to see if she’s as brilliant there.

  22. mc serch says:
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    Morning! Nice Tribe ref….Which Scenario you like better in these deals (no batteries included, and no strings attached):
    1. EE and JZ for N. Cruz and Moose
    2. JZ for B. Butler
    2. EE and JZ for Joey Bats?
    I’m offering the EE/JZ side.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, Thanks! 1

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, are 2 and 3 good deals for me, or should I pull’em?

  23. Hondo says:
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    10×10 H2H (IP,W,L,SV,K,H,ERA,WHIP,K/9,K/BB)

    Who do you like ROS and why?

    James McDonald

    Drew Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, McDonald

  24. Jermo says:
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    Frieri, Walden, Cashner, or Broxton right now?

    • chunk says:
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      @Jermo, broxton…

  25. Hello Grey, or any fellow Razzballers.

    I need a major power upgrade and am also quite weak at C. I’ve been proposed two deals:

    –Either Wieters or McCann (one team has both) in return for Alvarez and Bonifacio. Whichever one I get would essentially free up two roster spots, since I’d drop by current C, Doumit.

    –Or Bonifacio (or maybe Aviles) straight up for Mark Reynolds or Josh Willingham (or maybe Encarnacion).

    Please weigh in! Which option or which version works best? Or should I do both if I can? I think I can spare Alvarez, Bonifacio, and Aviles (though if I trade all of ’em, then I don’t have a backup SS).

    Any chance Alvarez (4 BB in two games) is turning a corner, becoming more patient, and would help with my shortage of power in his own right?

    My pitching is fine so I won’t list pitchers, but my current hitters are:

    C Doumit
    1B Votto
    2B Pedroia
    3B Zimmerman, Alvarez
    SS Andrus
    OF McCutchen, Boesch, Bourn
    1B/2B/OF Kendrick
    3B/SS/OF Bonifacio
    2B/3B/SS Aviles
    DL Chris Young

    Thanks for any help!

    • @Enrique, Forgot to include that this is a 14-team 6×6 one-year roto league.

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss223 says:
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        @Enrique, What are your roster requirements in this league?

        • @MattTruss223, Good point, thanks. I should have included that.

          It’s just one player at each infield position (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS), plus 3 OF and one UTIL. 2 DL slots. No MI, or CF, no specific OF positions.

          • @Enrique, I meant “No MI, or CI, no specific OF positions.”

            • MattTruss

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              @Enrique, With Bourn and Andrus (and apparently McCutchen is a steals-only guys nowadays, ugh), there’s probably no reason to own Boneface too, a little overkill w/the SBs. You could move him for a power guy like Reynolds or Dunn or someone for your UTIL. My guess is, you won’t be able to get Weiters or McCann for Boneface and Alvarez, but you could prolly move Bourn for one of them and be OK too, then scoot Howie or Boneface into the OF and have a pretty solid squad.

              • Awesomus Maximus

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                @MattTruss223, And don’t forget that you’re likely to get some good power back when Krispie comes off the DL.

              • @MattTruss223, @Awesomus Maximus, I just got word that the guy proposed Alvarez and Bonifacio for McCann. I gotta take that, right?

                I still don’t think it solves the power problem I have, but it’s a step in the right direction.

                That leaves me with two open bench spots … but that’s another issue.

                • MattTruss

                  MattTruss223 says:
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                  @Enrique, YUP

                • Awesomus Maximus

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                  @Enrique, Meh… I think that’s a lateral move, at best. Alvarez and McCann are virtually even in the 5 regular cats (dunno’ what your 6th cat is). You know what McCann will give you (~23 HR, ~85 RBI), Alvarez has that and upside. Plus you’d give up Bonifacio? I wouldn’t… I’d look for a way to trade speed for power. Bourn for Wieters would be a good swap.

  26. Jangles says:
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    Samardzijia or Jarrod Parker?

    • Jangles says:
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      @Jangles, @Grey Actually drop either Parker, Bud Norris or Scott Downs for Samardzija? Thanks Grey!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jangles, Parker

  27. Jangles says:
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    Hold onto Scott Downs? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jangles, Yeah

  28. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team H2H, 6×6 (OBP, QS), moves limit at 50 (I’m at 8), 4-player keeper (can only keep players drafted after the 4th round)

    I am in need of pitching with a record of 3-1, I have a bunch of players to drop (Ross, Leake, Marmol, Lind) and an available roster spot with Chacin going to the DL… With only extremely crappy pitchers in FA, would you pick up Teheran or Peacock to fill the available roster spot…Also, would you drop any of the above mentioned players for the other rookie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Teheran…. I wouldn’t…

  29. Pablo says:
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    Who’s more valuable in a 5×5, H2H league over the next 2 weeks: Middlebrooks or Aviles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pablo, Middlebrooks

  30. Scottie O. says:
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    JJ’s dropped. Both JJ Hardy & Josh Johnson were dropped in my league. Are either worth an add (team listed below)? If so, who would you drop:

    12-Team, H2H, 6X6 (OPS & QS = 6th categories)
    c: Jesus
    1b: Miggy
    2b: Uggla
    ss: D. Gordon
    3b: Wright
    IF: K. Morales
    OF: J. Upton, Bruce, Parra
    Utl: Alvarez
    BN: Harper, Trout
    SP: Bumgarner, Price, Gio, Zimmerman, Minor, Bard, Drabeck, Bass
    RP: Santos(DL), Myers, HanK-Rod, Castillo, Cishek, Frier

    • chunk says:
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      @Scottie O., I’d lose Bard or Bass for Johnson (unless you can drop Santos for him…)

      • Scottie O. says:
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        @chunk, Santos is occupying my DL slot, so no need to drop him. So, between Bard & Bass, you leaning toward dropping 1 vs. the other?

        Also, not big on picking up JJ Hardy for anyone on my roster then, correct?

        • chunk says:
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          @Scottie O., I’d probably drop Bard if I was worried about ratios, Bass if I was worried about Ks. In a vacuum I’d drop Bass.

          I don’t think you have anyone to drop for Hardy. He’d be a solid SS in an OPS league but you have Dee, and your offensive bench is already crowded, so I’d let him go.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Scottie O., Hardy’s gonna heat up for the short term. Alvarez is gonna go ice cold.

  31. Project_Badass says:
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    6×6 (OBP, QS)

    In a vacuum, how do you rank Beckham, Pastornicky, Espinosa, Lombardozzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Espinosa, Lombardozzi, Beckham

  32. jabroni says:
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    Axford or Jansen moving forward?

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @jabroni, Whoa. Axford. Why is he available?

      • jabroni says:
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        @Baron Von Vulturewins, It’s a one-closer-per-team league, I’ve got Axford and Jansen is available.

        • Baron Von Vulturewins

          Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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          @jabroni, In that case, you’ve got to at least try and trade Axford, no? Also, remember Jansen might not even stick as Dodger’s closer, if he falters.

  33. William says:
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    @Grey: Allen Craig or Alex Rios? Seriously man, you’ll probably get random player questions like this as I navigate through the emergency room known as my fantasy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William, Craig

  34. Ferris says:
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    nl-only

    lance berkman
    for
    ted lilly
    jason bay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ferris, Berkman

  35. jabroni says:
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    In a points league, who ya got: Travis Hafner, Josh Reddick, or Delmon Young?

    Note: No points are granted in my league for anti-Semitic lash-outs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jabroni, Ha! Reddick

  36. Gosta says:
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    Hey Grey, is Jeff Samardzija going to have his innings capped this year or will he be unleashed for 200?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gosta, He shouldn’t… Maybe be skipped in September…

  37. JTR says:
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    Grey,

    I am in a standard 5×5 12 team Roto. I am in need of HR and RBI. I have great top end rotation guys in Weaver, Gio Gonzalez and Beachy (back end Hellickson, Lohse, and Jamie Garcia). My buddy just offered me David Ortiz for Beachy or Gio. Would you pull the trigger for either? I’ve got Adam Dunn at UTIL right now, but Ortiz is definitely an upgrade.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, Hold

  38. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Alvarez or Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheBravesWearPrado, Middlebrooks

  39. Jermo says:
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    Cashner or Braxton? Also when are you gonna get with the times and get an Android app?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Jermo, I think you have to go with Cashner over Toni Braxton. I can’t imagine she is a good closer. She had rotator cuff surgery back in ’99.

    • chunk says:
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      @Jermo, Wait, do you get points for bankruptcy filings? If so go with Braxton.

      • Jermo says:
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        @chunkhaha awesome guys thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jermo, Hopefully soon…

    • chunk says:
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      @Jermo, In all seriousness you gotta go with the closer with the job. I’m surprised at the number of Broxton questions, he has been lights out his last few chances and there isn’t anyone really threatening his job.

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        @chunk, thanks dude I grabbed him (not there). Broxton is one of those guys I hate for no reason and would go pick up a lesser player just to avoid him. But in this landscape of closers he’s looking good.

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Jermo, There is an Android app. For some reason though you gotta open in the browser to view comments. I just use the browser for ease of use.

  40. Mike says:
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    What do you think happens to Allen Craig’s playing time when Lance Berkman gets back?

    • Grey

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      @Mike, Not benching him if he’s hitting…

  41. ThomasR says:
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    Should I deal Brandon Beachy for Cespedes? I need some pop in my lineup — Sandoval is out and Votto still hasn’t come around. I’m in a Roto league and my pitching is at the top of the heap (12 team league). I think I can spare Beachy. Would you make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThomasR, Nope

  42. rvde says:
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    Sit one:

    Stubbs?
    A Jackson?
    Mini-Donkey?
    Alvarez?