Donaldson pulling a Jeter?  Shades of Armando Galarraga on a play at first in a perfect game?  John Gibbons looking like he’s sucking on a lemon but really he just happened to glimpse Brett Cecil?  The eighth was thick with humidity.  The tension was buzzing from a few bugs that made their way inside the domed stadium as Marco Estrada went for a perfect game.  Unfortunately, Donaldson diving into the stands to make the first out in the 8th, when the announcers said he was “pulling a Jeter,” didn’t stop the infield hit on the very next batter when Logan Forsythe just barely beat it out to first.  To misquote that previous sentence, it would be the first time a pulling Jeter had to beat it out.  Marco ended the game with 8 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks and 10 Ks.  He’s now allowed three hits in his previous two starts (over 15 2/3 IP).  Estrada’s main peccadillo — or ponchadillo, as might be the case with Estrada — is he allows a shizzton of homers and he pitches his home games in Toronto.  He’s recently looked untouchable, and I’d stay with the theme and not touch him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-5 and two steals (11, 12).  I own him, if that helps you make a decision on picking him up.  On a side note, you know how Topps used to do those pun-centric novelty cards like Bud Black and Vida Blue for the Black & Blue card?  Topps should do a Kevin Pillar and David Lough card titled, Bizarro 2004 Red Sox Champions, Kevin Pillar and D. Lough.

Steve Delabar – 1 IP, 0 ER and his first save.  As I’ve been saying since before you were born (if you were born on Sunday), it’s Roberto Osuna and Delabar, in that order.  Yesterday, Osuna (1/3 IP, 0 ER) came into the 9th to pitch out of a jam, but still think he gets the bulk of the saves until the Jays trade for someone.  Though, no harm in owning both Delabar and Osuna.

Nate Karns – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  To use a previously mentioned pitcher on the aforementioned tip, I’d own Karns before Estrada.  With that said (reversal time!), I’d still only start Karns if the Stream-o-Nator agreed.

Nori Aoki – Out with leg fracture.  Aoki, brokie!

Tim Hudson – Could hit the DL when Peavy and Cain return.  It’s a Pu Pu Platter of Old Guys prepared for you today by Chef Sabean.

Tim Lincecum – Could head to the bullpen when Peavy and Cain return.  Make that, a Poo Poo Platter.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Yeah, well, it was against the Padres.  Wait, is that good or bad?  Did we decide on that?  Cause I thought it was good in April, then not in May, and now they have Matt Kemp (0-for-4, hitting .240) batting first and he’s been awful.  I like how clubs try to jump start players by moving them up the order, but doesn’t that just as likely ruin your own team’s chances of success?

Buster Posey – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Is it me or does Buster Posey sound like a song title by 2 Live Crew?

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, but gave up 5 unearned runs for the heart-stopping box scare.

Shin-Soo Choo – Still can’t get on the field due to his back spasms.  Replacing him was Ryan Rua (1-for-4), who always sounds like an ellipsis question.  Rua…?  Rua what?  Ask me already!

Kendall Graveman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  The Grim Streamer strikes again.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, but it doesn’t like anything by The Grim Streamer, and that next one isn’t bad.

Stephen Vogt – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .301.  If you own Vogt and you’re not winning, it’s no fogt of his.

Josh Phegley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Still have no idea why Beane has so many catchers, but Phegley is hitting near-.400 in the last week and has four homers over his last six starts (which dates back about ten games).

Brett Lawrie – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  This homer was a grandy off Wandy!  Sometimes Lawrie is handy, like a snifter of brandy.  Damn, I gotta get myself on Def Jam Poetry Slam.

James Paxton – Might not return until August.  If you really need him for your team, you might be better off investing in *pinkie to mouth* Paxil!  Bam, Grey’s done it again!

Franklin Gutierrez – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he promoted from Triple-A.  I can almost hear Laverne and Shirley’s squeal with The Big FraGu’s return.

Lorenzo Cain – Didn’t start yesterday due to a slight hamstring issue, but hopes to be back on Friday.  Hamstrings can be tricky for speedsters.  If it’s a long term issue for Cain…Sugar, that would blow.  Pun points!

Yordano Ventura – Will make a rehab start on Friday, and could return after that.  Well, that’s vague.  I mean immediately after.  Well, not immediately immediately.  Okay, moving on.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .328.  Moistasskiss!

Alcides Escobar – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Are we sure he doesn’t have two strikes and is afraid of incurring a third strike by stealing a bag?

Nick Hundley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. hitting .303.  Someone should come up with a calculator to figure out everyone’s projections if they played all their games in Coors.  Tell me you wouldn’t sit there for hours inputting names to see what they would do in Coors.  I bet even Joe Mauer would hit 15 homers, but we won’t know until we get a Coors calculator.  It’s your move, world!

John Axford – 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Well, it was bound to happen some time.   If you’re desperate for saves, now is as good a time as any to stash LaTroy Hawkins, and you can start the waiting game of “Which will Hawkins do first:  save games or explode my ratios?”

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals (18, 19).  Good baserunning by Blackmon or poor racial profiling by the Diamondbacks?

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Au Shizz!

Yasmany Tomas – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .328.  He’s nearly hitting his weight, which is a huge compliment!

Ivan Nova – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K as he returned from the DL.  Just like Nova to shine bright in his season debut.  Super, Nova, but don’t burn yourself out.  This start was against the Phils, and his next start gets a bit less rollovery (totally a word!).  For now, I’d approach Nova like a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start.

Mark Teixeira – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .259 as he returned from his stiff neck.  Looks like he didn’t miss a beat, unlike when A-Rod (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) pumps Shakira in the clubhouse.

Chase Headley – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, has a hit in eight of his last ten games with a homer in that time, and hitting over .350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Cole Hamels – 5 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 3.26.  As frequent commenter, Long Bawls said, “89 pitches, 5 ER in 4 innings?  Hamels is clearly signalling he wants to be traded to Boston.”

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks and will start in place of Jered Weaver for a few weeks.  I liked Heaney a lot in the preseason.  Here’s what I said then, “With three pitches that he can locate, including that 90 MPH fastball, he should be good for 7 to 7.5 K/9 and a 2.2 to 2.6 BB/9.  That’s 160 Ks and a manageable WHIP in 200 IP, which is really what this post is about — see, I buried the lede like I’m Alfred Hitchcock.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Unfortch, his control went out the rear window (staying on theme!) this year and had a 4.71 ERA in Triple-A Salt Lake.  Unless he brought back some magic underpants from Salt Lake, I’m watching him in most mixed leagues, but not grabbing him yet.

Erick Aybar – 3-for-6, 1 run, hitting around .300 in the last week with a hit in each of his last six games.  Hasn’t exactly brought the special SAGNOF sauce this year, but Aybar tends to warm with the summer.  “Ozone.”  Shut up, Al Gore.

Lance McCullers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.33.  Watching McCullers, three things crossed my mind, A) I can’t ever stop singing his last name like I’m Ice T.  B) His stuff is so nasty, I’m gonna love him next year.  Like maybe top 30 SP love.  C) There’s no C.

Phil Hughes – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the White Sox.  Finally, Hughes looking like the guy I liked after his big 2014.  Back-to-back 8 IP, 1 ER games and gets another favorable start next time out.  Phil was pear-shaped there for a while, but I’d take a gamble on him if someone dropped him.

Byron Buxton – 0-for-4, 4 Ks as he hit leadoff.  See, it’s too much pressure hitting after Shane Robinson!

Adam LaRoche – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .237.  Could be heating up, but LaRoche is the poster child for the cherrypickers that made Saberhagenmetrics an elective course at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston.

Chris Sale – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA up to 3.02.  Figures Sale gets hit by the Twins, such a thrifty organization.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4, and had three hits on Tuesday.  He’s capable of great fantasy stats if he were to get going, so I’m constantly cyclops’ing him, but he’s not really there yet for most shallower leagues.

Jordan Zimmermann – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Braves.  You thought the Braves were bad before?  Joey Terdoslavich (1-for-3) is now the Braves first baseman.  I can’t figure out if Terdoslavich is the name for a Lithuanian bathroom or if Joey Terdoslavich is Joey Votto if America had lost World War II.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4 and now 7 for his last nine, hitting .290.  The power will come next.

Shelby Miller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 1.94.  Ridiculous.  Probably because The Regression Fairies all have a friend named Shelby and feel bad.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  As I said last time, when Garcia’s been healthy in his career, he’s been a serviceable mixed league starter.  Of course, he’s been about as healthy as present-day Jerry Garcia.  Never the hoo!  There’s no reason to not own him.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .278.  I believe that makes it nine homers in the past week.  Kidding.  Kinda.  He has three homers in the last three games, four homers in the week to go with two steals and is hitting near-.450 in that time.  About time, Heyward.  Or as he’s known to those that dropped him before this, Heyward Jablowme.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .282.  What’s the Cardinals home run call for Wong?  Wong goes deep?  Lame.  Oh, that’s just Wong?  Better.  Do it to me Wong time?  Getting lame again.  Worse rule of three ever!

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4 and his 27th homer.  Does anyone know if you have a restraining order and can’t be within 500 feet of someone, can you shadow them, carrying around a 501-foot ruler?  Asking for a friend.

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 5 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 5.49.  Five earned runs and five baserunners?  I’m gonna go out on a pretty sturdy limb and say his xFIP was good yesterday.  Yay for Benjamin Netanyahu leagues!

Hanley Ramirez – Left yesterday’s game with a left hand contusion.  Between him and Sandoval, they’re day-to-day injury magnets.  Red Sox should hire Cal Ripken for one day just to beat up these numbskulls.

Dustin Pedroia – Left yesterday’s game with ‘hamstring tightness.’  Yeah, I put the douche quotes around it, because it looked more serious than tightness and I wouldn’t be surprised if he misses some time.

Clay Buchholz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.68.  When I told you to buy him, his ERA was around 6-something.  I am the messiah!  Too much?

David Ortiz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I hope Ortiz gets to 500 homers (currently at 476) just so we get to hear 15 years of Hall of Fame arguments from Sons of Sam Horn.  Oh, who am I kidding, we’re getting those arguments with or without 500 homers.  If Papi gets in and Edgar Martinez doesn’t, I’m going to sue Cooperstown.

Gerrit Cole – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.16.  I can’t be the only one this happens to.  You start Cole and Carrasco all year, and Cole is constantly covering for Carrasco’s messes.  Carrasco finally pitches a gem (which I’ll get to below), and now Cole poops the duvet.  Can’t I just have a day when all my pitchers do well?

Brandon Phillips – Scratched with a jammed thumb.  Oh, shizz, I love that song.  Thumb up the jam, thumb it up, while your feet are stomping and the jam is thumbing.

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Damn, I thought the wrist would still be bothering him, but he looks like he’s right back to his old tricks, right?  Right?  Hello?  Say something, I’m giving up on you.  SAY SOMETHING, I’M GIVING UP ON YOU!  Sorry, that song is stuck in my head.

Billy Hamilton – 0-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (34, 35) as he was back in the leadoff spot.  Brucely, I don’t care if makes sense for the Reds to hit him leadoff, but I actually own him, so good on me.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, and the 2nd day in a row I’ve mentioned him, and the third day in a row I’ve wanted to mention him.  Hitting over .400 in the last week, and he’s a rising schmotato.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.91.  Like the old man at the urinal would say, Mike Leake isn’t great, but it’s okay for an occasional stream.

Chris Perez – Suspended for testing positive for marijuana.  Previously, he was fined for mailing his dog marijuana.  This time, he says he was in the car while his dog was hot-boxing it.  Not to politicize anything, but how was he suspended for marijuana?  He was playing in Colorado!  I say Perez should take this to the Supreme Court, but he’ll probably just opt for a Burrito Supreme.

Khris Davis – Took batting practice and is likely two weeks away.  I grabbed him immediately, stashing him in DL slots everywhere!  Then I looked at his stats and I thought to myself, “Handsome, when he gets activated, you’re so dropping him.”

Jimmy Nelson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  The Brewers starters are like the mafia.  Every time I think I’m out.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Right now, he’s hitting in the eight hole, which is death in the NL.  I think the nine hole might even be slightly better.  At least the pitcher isn’t behind you.  But I’d definitely cyclops Scooter in case he moves up in the order, because it’s not like the Brewers are overflowing with options.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  On a related note, the Mets preseason dream from May looks to be fading.  Not sure why, they keep hitting Ruben Tejada in the two hole.  What could go wrong?  I mean, where would you bat a defense-first shortstop?

Dexter Fowler – Couldn’t play again with his sprained ankle.  Matt Szczur (1-for-4) is covering for him.  For those in deep leagues, Szczur is only good for speed, i.e., like Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, it’s all about the legs, Szczur.

Yasiel Puig – Left yesterday’s game with an open callus on his hand.  Never would’ve happened if he let Moises Alou pee on him.

Justin Turner – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .325.  Now has five homers in the last eight games, hitting .375 in that time.  So, it could be Alex Guerrero just started wearing a different jersey, but Turner’s being credited with the stats, so if he’s out there, I’d grab him.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  I’m sorry I ever doubted J.D.  On multiple levels.  For your sake, and for my own, since I don’t own him anywhere.

Carlos Carrasco – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.16.  His ERA is really irrelevant.  He has some of the prettiest peripherals in the game and, if he had a 2nd half where he was a top 5 starter for all of baseball, it wouldn’t shock me at all.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he cements himself in the two hole.  Speaking of which, Buck Farmer gave up the homer, and Farmer once cemented shut his two hole after eating too much Taco Bell.  Farmer said, “I’ll tell, y’all, I don’t know what was worse.  My Hispanic attack or the bad corking job I did.”

 
  1. Troy says:
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    Joey Votto is Canadian! He doesn’t have to worry about America losing WWII.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Troy:
      Me – Canada for $500, Alex.
      Alex Trebec – Despite a popular misconception, Canada is this.
      Me – What is the 51st state?

      • Niceguybilly says:
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        @bigbear:
        Alex – wrong, the question is What is America platinum?

  2. goodfold2 says:
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    drop any of may/c.anderson/karns in QS 16 team dynasty for fiers/gravemen?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: SON’s telling me it’s may or karns that is gones.

  3. Joseph says:
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    “Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals (18, 19). Good baserunning by Blackmon or poor racial profiling by the Diamondbacks?”

    I died

  4. assy says:
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    Jimmy Nelson, just when I think I’m out…!

    would you take Buxton over Souza or Butler right now? I know his ceiling is bigger than the Sistine Chapel but should I wait and see if he can put it together in the majors before dropping either of those guys for this week’s matchup?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @assy: Over Butler not Souza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: I know, assy, right? Over Butler

  5. Hugman says:
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    FWIW, The Cardinals’ radio broadcast (Mike Shannon’s) way of urging fly balls over the wall is “get up, baby! Get up! Get up!” Which 1) works well with a Wong Dong (miss you, Nick) and 2) I found myself inadvertently shouting at Dodger Stadium a couple weeks ago when Wong hit one off of the right field wall. I may never shake the self-loathing.

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Hugman: HAHA!

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great work, maestro.

    a. Szczur is also great for two things:

    1. When you play the baseball names version of scrabble and your opponent thought they won with a 400 score using Samardzija;
    2. When your not sure how to misspell seizure.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘I don’t know the difference between a hippy and a hipster but I really enjoy watching either one of them get beat up.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  7. endershadow says:
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    Should I try to deal my Shark for Lester or hamels in a 14 team dynasty with QS? I’m tied for first.

  8. Bill Lee says:
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    Alcides Escobar or Jean Segura?

    thanks

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Bill Lee: Segura has a tad more pop, but really similar guys.

    • Alex says:
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      @Bill Lee: I had the same dilemma, I dropped Segura and went with Escobar….

  9. claybo says:
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    Top 5 SS ROS in standard 5×5… If Tulo isn’t there, how far back is he?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @claybo: Tulo is easily always top 3 regardless if he only plays 140 games. It’s such a weak position

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @claybo: He’s top 5 if he stays healthy

  10. claybo says:
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    What does your magic 8 ball say about Corey Seager this year and in 2016?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @claybo: Not going to play enough this year, in Triple-A this year he has 6 homers and zero steals….

      • MaybeNextYear says:
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        @Grey: I, too, am skeptical about how much MLB time the even better Seager will get this year, but I’m really liking the .313 BA and 11 HRs in 265 PAs to go with 20 BBs against 40 Ks across AA and AAA this year… at age 21. He should get a little face time in LA late this season, but it will be his time next year (although as one who owns stock in Seager I hope to see Dodgers management grow tired of Rollins sooner rather than later…).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly in Sept, and then has a platoon guy

  11. claybo says:
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    Fox News reports Alex Guerrero top choice for VP on all GOP tickets… Don Mattingly challenging legal status….

  12. PancakeMaker says:
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    If this was Super Nova, what’s he gotta do to be a Champagne Super Nova?

    That was too easy

    • Strolg says:
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      @PancakeMaker: Be such a complete douchebag that his brother kicks him out of the band.

  13. Pat says:
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    Would you agree with this order? McCullers, Fiers, then Matz?
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Sure

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    Figures Sale gets hit by the Twins, such a thrifty organization.
    Ha! Great stuff Grey
    As a White Sux fan it hurts every game
    Strausburg owner looking to trade for my J. Zimmerman. Is it worth the Stressbird’s massive upside or too lateral?

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    Hey Grey! Great stuff! Were you encouraged or at all impressed by Danny Duffy’s start last night? Would u drop him right away for Karns, Williams Perez, Roark, Erasmo, Oberholtzer, Gausman or Nova? Thanks for making this baseball thing that we do so much fun.

    • Tony C says:
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      Also would u drop Chi Chi Rod for any of the aforementioned pitchers?

      • Ron D. says:
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        @Tony C: i’d drop him for a bologna sandwich

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Tony C: @Ron D.: Only if it has mayo. If not, hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: The start where he didn’t go 5 IP? Karns

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    yeah, i’m one of the ones that dropped him back when he was playing the game of more K’s or more homers allowed per game (hughes). it was a fun game and the guy taking the K side only had to lay around 8-5 or less. Good bar bet game. Even dropped him in two 20 teamers that both have K/9 since he still don’t have that. did get Fiers as replacement in one of those. new hughes game could be more homers times 2 or more K’s, and K’s is still maybe favored, but not by as much as 8-5.

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    4 team roto with BB’s, K’s, XBH, and hits, but no ratios. should i activate beltre after he’s looked good or do it now? gotta drop one if the ladder, so shoot! this one of the lucky ones where i was slow and missed franco (by less than an hour day he came up) and lucky enough to have a team crappy enough to have kept heyward.

    c.sant
    au rizz
    altuve
    plouffe
    alcides
    CI alonso
    MI valbuena
    LF his name is paulsen
    CF grichuck (can go at any OF spot)
    RF heyward
    util lawrie
    BN a.jones/holt
    DL beltre

  18. griff says:
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    Grey,
    who is a better OF to own in a dynasty: Avisail Garcia of Tomas?

  19. Malicious Phenom says:
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    On this day in baseball history:

    June 25, 1999 Entering the game with an 6+ ERA, Jose Jimenez faces only 28 batters and no-hits the Diamondbacks, 1-0. The Cardinal hurler is the first NL rookie to throw a no-hitter since 1972 and the first Cardinal since 1983 to accomplish the feat.

    Good day to stream Jose..

  20. Connor says:
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    Should I stash Aoki or Myers on my DL?

  21. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    best stream for tomorrow (SON likes porcello most)

    porcello @ TB
    ray @ SD
    b.anderson @ MIA

  22. The Commisioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Thor was recently dropped in my league and I’m wondering which pitcher I should drop for Syndy…. Now don’t judge me for owning some of these guys it’s a 12 team huge roster league lol.
    Eovaldi
    Haap
    Wandy
    Karns
    Velazquez

    Let me know, and once again Grey, thank you

  23. Paul says:
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    Who gets called up first Miguel Sano or Corey Seager

    Would you rather own Sano or Seager they are both eligible at SS for some reason on yahoo!?

  24. Fastpitch says:
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    NL only, 7 teams. How do you rank the following RP for a stash on reserves. Giles,Smith or Parnell. I’m also a Familia owner making Parnell maybe more valuable. Aoki created an open roster spot. Thank you once again.

  25. Joeg414 says:
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    Start or Sit Carlos Rodon today ?

      • I b Teheran it up! says:
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        @Grey: Detroit

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        Tigers

  26. Yo says:
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    So is choo droppable? Avg and Obp league, could grab pillar. Or polonco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yo: Pillar

  27. Bye Felicia says:
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    Can’t belie’ve I’m asking this: Is it time to cut Cargo for Logan Morrison since he’s hitting leadoff? They have the same stats besides steals. Morrison actually has 5 steals

    The puss (cargo) is always hurt when they play at home. I’m moving on haha

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Hold Cargo. Cargo has much more upside and value than Morrison. If you want to move on from him, offer him in a trade. He filled in as a defensive replacement last night, so he’s likely back in the lineup either today or tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bye Felicia: He’s not hitting leadoff anymore with FraGu’s return

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: frau gau only hitting vs lefties it’s showing, he’s taking time from lisper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i mean it likely doesn’t affect lomo’s leadoffing. however with merry Xmas who the F knows. egg nogg hitting MF’er.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  28. Fastpitch says:
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    Grey, what tool on your site would help the most for picking teams to win in a weekly survival baseball pool? Players pick a team hoping they win half there games for the week, Monday through Sunday. I used SON last week to look at pitching match-ups but was wondering if you had a better thought?

    • Ron D. says:
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      @Fastpitch: Teamonator

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    Damn, missed out on Pillar due to waivers. Do I hang on to Reddick and Lawrie or dump for Moose Tacos, Leonys, Tomas, Duda, Moss, Byrd, Colabello, Butler, Trumbo, Sal Perez (have Vogt that can move around), Rios?

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

  30. Yescheese says:
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    “The Annual Coors Factor” = Razzball Season Projections x Coors Park Factor (1.13).

    “The Annual Coors AND vs Rockies Pitching Staff Factor” = Razzball Season Projections x Coors Park Factor (1.13) x BOOOOOOOOOOOM

    • ScreechOwl says:
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      @Yescheese:

      Yeah, but if they played for Colorado, they wouldn’t face the Colorado pitching staff anymore, which is half the point of the exercise.

  31. Yescheese says:
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    Much like the recen year of the DJ Kluber, doesn’t the “Grim Streamer” nicely encapsulate 2015’s shit storm of a starter-pocalypse??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yescheese: DJ Kluber never had this many hits

      • Yescheese says:
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        @Grey: nice

  32. sniff test says:
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    In a completely meaningless trade…I traded Fowler for Carlos Santana. The end.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @sniff test: whaaaaa??? Wow, that’s how you make the big bucks.

  33. Eric says:
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    I hope Carrasco does get his sh*t together in the second half. I need him to sac up! Additionally, I’ve been getting recent attention from a Garret Cole owner who wants a combo trade of 2 of the 3 players for Cole Franco/Gallo/Rodon. It’s a keeper and league and he’s all about given up due to a horrible first half. Thoughts on this trade?

    On another note, I have Rodon @ Detroit and Wisler @ ATL today? I’m considering sitting them both due to poor match ups on the road.

    What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Sure, Rodon/Gallo…I’d starting Wisler but I don’t know your league

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        12 team H2H

        Wins, saves, k’s, era, whip, QS

  34. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    10 team league: is Syndergard a must own?

  35. I b Teheran it up! says:
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    Fun as he’ll Grey, good read as always!!
    Better lefty coming off TJ surgery for ROS, Corbin or Moore? Thanks bruh

  36. brett says:
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    I have Gomez as a $22 keeper under contract for just next year and then lose him. Thinking of moving him. My other options we keep 5: Harper 18 ( for 2 years), Machado 19 (2 years), Pollock 9 (2 years), Correa $5 (1 year), J-Fer$8 (2 years), Cueto 3 (1 year).

    Would you move Gomez and Gio for Betts? Would you do Gomez and Gio for Bryant? Both Betts and Bryant aren’t keepable.

  37. joe says:
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    for wins, who would you rather have the ROS Liriano or McHugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Liriano

  38. JAL says:
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    G (apologies in advance, but I have to), Yan Gomes or D. Norris 12-team 5×5 RoS? I keep going back and forth…Next, drop Marcell (oh why have you forsaken me) Ozuna, Reddick, or Chase Anderson if I have to lose one? Last, Kinsler has been f’ing me. I can’t drop him though. Pick up Jace Peterson or Valbuena to slot in for a bit, or nah? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Gomes…Anderson…Valbuena

  39. Au shizz showers says:
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    Looked like jaime came up gimpy rounding third late in the game. Might want to wait and see his status before scooping him up. Likely a hammy. That being said, pick 2 ros:
    Gallardo/Corbin/Garcia/matz/Nova/Moore

    • Matty says:
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      @Au shizz showers:
      The reports I saw called it groin which is probably an even worse scenario for a pitcher than hamstring.
      Glad to have enjoyed that stream while he lasted.

      • Au shizz showers says:
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        @Grey: cheers. What about throwing Matt Cain and Erwin Santana into that mix? Santana/matz??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ervin, Matz works fine for me, they’re all streamers, except for maybe Matz when he gets called up

  40. CB says:
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    Lindor or Castro at SS ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CB: Lindor

  41. Winthrop says:
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    Can we safely give up on Buxton in a 12-team redraft 5×5? I don’t have a lot of options offensively on the WW, but I could use the extra spot to stream pitchers, but would hate to drop him before a massive breakout (I dropped Trout after he started 0-20 the year he came in second place in the MVP voting a few years back…)

    Thanks for any feedback, Grey!

  42. Warren says:
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    Current Staff:

    Price
    Carrasco
    Arrieta
    Salazar
    McCullers
    Hammell
    Richards
    Chavez
    Bucholz

    Offering Price and Abreu for Goldschmidt. Steep, but I think my pitching can take the hit and yo quiero Au Schizz (to pair with my Au Rizz!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: Sounds fair if this is a shallow league

  43. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    I need SS help with Desmond sucking. Trade Franco and Clippard for Peralta? I already got Carlos Santana to plug in at 3rd

  44. Pete Nice

    Pete Nice says:
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    Latos Intolerant: When you stream or pick up a pitcher based on his reputation, regardless of how crappy his current numbers are, and he burns you

  45. Jack the Ripper says:
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    “If Papi gets in and Edgar Martinez doesn’t, I’m going to sue Cooperstown.” Papi with 3 World Series rings and unreal postseason stats. Edgar with only 309 career homers. Edgar’s 27-31 ‘prime’ years averaged 14 HR’s…FOURTEEN! Then obviously went on the juice and started hitting 27 HR/yr..until he turned 37 years old and hit 37 bombs…no, no juice there. :/

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Jack the Ripper: Cause Papi’s never juiced…

      • Jack the Ripper says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: There’s as much proof of Papi juicing as there is of Edgar juicing. None. And maybe Papi juiced, sure…but maybe Edgar did, too. Papi started hitting for serious power at 25 years old, not 32 like Edgar! I don’t see how Edgar is a HOF’er, is all.

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Jack the Ripper: I assume you’re a Red Sox fan, but you may want to check Ortiz’s career arc using the same analysis. The “second prime” that comes in your late 30s seems to be particular to just a few guys, Bonds and Ortiz being two of them.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Paul C.: cruz too, and v-mart last year.

  46. booya says:
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    Which two for ROS?
    Maybin, Polanco, Grichuk, Morrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Maybin, Polanco

  47. 740 says:
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    sup Grey! 10team h2h 5×5. question….would u trade Arrieta for Malencon, Correa?

    my current SS are Lindor, Segura…. if i accept offer which one do i drop?

    thanks bruh

    • SallyCips says:
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      @740: I’d make the deal. Lindor is more fun right now, but Segura is safer to hold. Toss up there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: I’d want Arrieta, Lindor

  48. Giacomo says:
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    Lindor or Andrus the rest of the season?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Giacomo: @740: Lindor is more fun right now, but Andrus has experience.

  49. booya says:
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    How would you rank Vargas, Bogaerts, and Morrison for a CI slot ROS?

    Thanks

  50. Fungazi says:
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    Reds just seem to be able to get to Cole. His only three starts this year with less then 6 IP and more than 2 ER:

    Apr 8 @ Cin – 5 IP, 3 ER
    May 6 vs Cin – 5 IP, 3 ER
    Jun 24 vs Cin – 4.2 IP, 5 ER

  51. SallyCips says:
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    Woke up to this crazy offer:

    I get: PUIG, SEAGER, YELICH, BURNS, MCCULLERS

    I give: DOZIER, MACHADO, COLABELLO, BRITTON, BOLSINGER

    On the surface it sounds good, but Dozier and Machado are playing out of their minds. Not sure. Multiple thoughts needed here. My first? Change Britton to Axford.

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: I’m feeling that, too. I like Puig, Burns, and MCCullers, but Seager is meh and Yelich is getting left back in school.

        Machado and Dozier are top 20 players this season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  52. Birdis says:
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    Is the slumping Leonys droppable for a hot schmotato? (RCL League)

      • Birdis says:
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        @Grey: Well, that response will help me hang on to him at least a little longer. Thx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  53. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    You spoke too soon, Grey, Jaime Garcia hurt his groin during the game last night…. sighhh..

    2 questions for you:
    Brandon Moss…. any shot he picks it up for ROS?
    Joe Kelly done in Boston, bring up Brian Johnson?

    Thanks Killah!

    • Birdis says:
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      @Who Dat Ninja!: They are actually saying it was just a leg cramp and he’s fine. Fingers crossed.

  54. Clint says:
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    Actually, Jaime did leave the game with some kinda injury running the basepaths (enter Max Scherzer to discuss the dangers of pitchers batting & how no one wants to see that anyway) so his window may have closed last night to use him unless this prayer dodecahedron I’ve formed works.

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        And somebody needs to tell Puig to stop developing those callouses on his hands due to such vigorous activity or he’ll go blind next.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • Clint says:
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            @Grey:
            Just had a pair of trades clear I asked you about yesterday in the h2h points keeper league (yeah, the guy fell for it so I got Upton AND Archer in a pair of 2:1 deals). Need a utility and a SP as a result now so which would you grab:

            utility-span, duda, or morales
            sp-hughes, moore, or Robbie ray

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Duda…Hughes

  55. Nate says:
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    Two questions:

    Is it time to part ways with Reddick? Byrd, Beltran available

    Should I finally drop Kendrick? He hasn’t done much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: Byrd…For who?

  56. Token Sox Fan says:
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    Grey-

    Need to call you out on that Ortiz comment. While I agree Edgar Martinez should be in the Hall, inferring Papi is no more deserving than Martinez is nuts.

    Looking at their bodies of work, they both are all-timers:

    Ortiz (.283 avg, .920 OPS, 477 HR, 1566 RBI, 1291 R)
    Martinez (.312 avg, .933 OPS, 309 HR, 1269 RBI, 1219 R)

    But the fact Ortiz has three rings, and was a driving force to getting those rings, really separates him. Add in he was the MVP in the greatest series ever played IMO (2004 ALCS) and had arguably the best World Series performance of anyone ever in 2012 (.688 AVG and .1948 OPS!), and was a top 5 player in MLB over a 4 year span in the early 2000s- all things Martinez never did- and i don’t see how you can make a compelling argument there.

    For the record, while I’m admittedly a homer, I don’t particularly like Ortiz. He’s petulant and self-absorbed. He really is a hard guy to cheer for if you follow the Sox on a daily basis like I do. But you can’t deny the elite hitter he’s been and his impact on the game.

    If you want to go down the PED road, fine, I can’t argue with that, but Ortiz has HOF stats and is one of the greatest post-season players of all time. And of course PED accusations are speculative with Ortiz.

    My prediction would be Ortiz gets into the Hall, and that opens the door for other DHs. Martinez should get in, and was the best DH of his era. But Ortiz will go down as the greatest DH of all time based on his postseason performance, lifetime stats and epic run in the early 2000s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Token Sox Fan: Could be, I think the DH thing puts the kibosh on his chances by more than the amount that’s needed

  57. jimmy says:
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    Do you believe in Lawrie?

    Panik or Lawrie for the ROS?

  58. Don says:
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    Beltre and Lackey for CMart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Beltre, it’s fair

  59. datdudebp says:
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    Hey Grey I think I have a new term for the glossary. You have Bomb Voyage for when a guy you drop hits a HR on the last day on your team, but nothing for a guy you pick up hitting a HR in his first game on your team (not just for a Batty Call, but a player you grab in a trade or off waivers).

    Should be Bombvenidos right?!?!?!

  60. Ray says:
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    H2H non-keeper. Kipnis/Vogt for Cano/Santana/Carrasco.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Ray: This was sounding good till Carrasco. He makes it too much IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Kipnis side

  61. Steve says:
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    What do you make of Avisail? He’s playing awful baseball. Just a slump or larger issues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Slump, might be hurt

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Steve: people were whining about him when he was playing good too (you aren’t wrong he’s been bad since being hurt though).

  62. Hans says:
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    Currently own, Kershaw, Strasburg, Arrieta, Carrasco and Richards. Have Jofer coming back soon. What caliber of hitter would you expect for Arrieta or Carrasco? If I had to drop one, who would it be?

    • Hans says:
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      @Hans:
      Meaning drop one out of the six guys not between Arrieta and Carrasco…

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Hans: Not dropping any. You have to trade one. Arrieta or Carrasco can find you a good bat. Arrieta might get you Pederson. Carrasco no lower than Ozuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hans: Redraft? Trade Kershaw for a top 15 bat

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Grey:

        Just traded my own Jake Arrieta for Pederson in my 10 man head to head keeper league. Lost out on his shut out (My league has SO’s as a bonus pitching category) but Joc has netted me a few homers already which I was starved for.

        I think I’m pretty happy with the trade.

        • Funscombe says:
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          @Funscombe:

          Edit^ @Hans

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  63. Big W says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Stanton, Ubaldo, Qualls or Bummy, Storen, Avisail…

    Which side? 18 team yahoo roto standard 5×5

    Thanks!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Big W: Stanton.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big W: Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big W: If you need an arm, get a cheaper one with a cheaper bat

  64. Jeter North says:
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    Which side

    Brantley/Harvey
    Or
    Bautista/Kazmir

    I could use a power hitter

  65. Left arm of god says:
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    Need help fast thanks in advance would you trade my Kershaw and marte for Anthony Rizzo Adrian Gonzalez and lindor in a keep forever league.

  66. dom says:
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    baseball prospectus had a coors calculator a while back and played with historical player seasons, think they had 2001 bonds hitting like 91 home runs

    a blurb about Garcia’s health and no mention that he came out with a leg injury?! at least he doesn’t throw with his hamstring

    ok to drop Addison in a 12 team h2h OPS league? have Dozier and Wilson and there’s no way Mattingly could cut back on Wilson’s playing time at this point right….? I need to do some catchup with pitching this week and will probably also drop Wisler after his start today for Velasquez who is opposed by doo doo Evoldi tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: I missed the Garcia injury, sorry

  67. I need to drop Anthony Gose…. Would you add Michael Taylor, Chris Young or Lindor? Looking for SAGNOF

    • Cram It says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Chris Young for SAGNOF? No. Eliminate him.

  68. Roman says:
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    Grey, it’s way too late to be pimping Turner!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Roman: He’s owned in 40% of ESPN leagues

  69. CoreyII says:
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    Trade question: I was offered Rosenthal for AJ Burnett in a deep NL only league. I need help in saves, and it seems like a good offer, but I’m worried about last week’s arm issues for Trevor.

    Are you ready to trust he is fully healthy? People think I should make the swap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CoreyII: It’s fair, go for it if you need saves

  70. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Standard 12-team Roto league, limits moves (25 left for the yr)
    Would you trade Tyson Ross and Daniel Murphy (currently on my DL, have Hardy or a streamer for my MI) for Carlos Santana (would replace my streaming UtIl spot) and Jesse Chavez.

    Thanks in advance!

      • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Also need some OF help in this league and was offered Souza for Hosmer. Carlos Santana would replace Hosmer as my CI. Would you make that trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take it

  71. JakBillie says:
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    Wong ball
    Wong gone
    It’s a Wong way to the moon

      • Blorpy says:
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        @Grey: Eddie Andelman for the win: SO-LONG WONG (handled take-out at Dave Wong’s China Sails).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McWongstein, You Irish Jewish Chinese Blaster! Or no?

          • phenomenot says:
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            @Grey: over the wall to wongolia!

            • Funscombe says:
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              @phenomenot:

              To the windowwwwwwww

              To the wong

  72. Jon says:
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    Justin Turner or Jace Peterson at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Turner

  73. DancinHomer says:
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    Could use a bump at SS and the Reyes owner just made him available. Which of my SP’s would make a good trade for Jose Reyes:

    My rotation:
    Scherzer
    Harvey
    Archer
    Samardzija
    Salazar
    T. Ross
    McHugh

  74. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    That Brewer’s rotation mafia comment was gold.

    For the record I dropped Avisail… I feel like the readers here should know

  75. I am the Walrus says:
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    Heaney or Wisler?

  76. papasmurf says:
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    Carrasco has a really good K/B ratio and his whiff rate is elite, but he also has a very high LD rate for his stuff so it would seem to indicate that he often makes mistakes that gets hit hard.

    I read somewhere that Carrasco attributed last year’s success to a stronger mental approach. Perhaps the ball that hit him in the face rattled him to the degree that he lost whatever mental gain he had last year. Before the injury, his first game was masterful vs. HOU, which as it turns out is not a bad club at all.

    Hopefully he can have a strong second half, but I do wish he had a better D behind him.

    Delabar… of course he gets the save after I dropped him. The day before I started him and benched Motte and it went doubly wrong… I agree Osuna’s the guy. With 30 something pitches on TUE, I think TOR was trying to protect his arm and used him for just one batter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: I don’t doubt you read the mental thing, but I think it’s nonsense… Do agree that he gets hit hard when he does get hit, which accounts for the ‘bad luck’

  77. Tom says:
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    Should I trade Clippard for Uehara or Papelbon? If so which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Why would anyone do this trade on the other side? Sure, either, Koji first

  78. The Great Knoche says:
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    ESPN has Soriano now moved from Free Agency back onto the Nationals.

    I cant even keep up with what Joe Maddon is doing, now I have to worry about a closer potentially pitching for 2 teams! Oy Vey!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: yahoo still has this also,first time i can recall both of them F’ed up the same way for no reason.

  79. Schizer says:
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    12 team H2H categories, non keeper

    Correa for Carrasco?

  80. the swinging says:
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    I can’t crack the top 10. I hover around 100 points in my rcl. Do I give up on my dream of winning the t shirt? It’s a lot to keep making all these moves in this setting for nothing. I feel like I need to be compensated for my time. Pls advise.

  81. IV says:
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    In an RCL, Shark or Ozuna?

    in a QS league, are we starting Heston today at SD?
    SON has him as the top pitcher today, but for some reason I am worried about him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: Ozuna… Sure on Heston

  82. Swfcdan says:
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    Aight need power and Torenado might be available, which offers would you do (keeper contracts included):

    Either Cole ($6, 2016)
    Or Rendon ($8, 2016; $8, 2017)
    Or Mookie ($8, $8, $8 through 2018)

    For Arenado ($8 through 2017)

    Who would you rather deal in order, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Any of them…Cole, Mookie…

  83. Josh says:
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    Buxton in my UTIL slot of 5×5 redraft w/ OBP, Devon Travis & Grichuk are out there. Hold or scoop up one of them?

  84. johnnyboy says:
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    In my 6×6 keeper league, I was offered BHamilton for Pujols. Since I’m not really in it this year, should I entertain this offer to get youth + speed and hope that bat comes around eventually?

  85. Andrew says:
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    Kinsler for either A. Russel or J. Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: I wouldn’t want Kinsler

  86. Anthony says:
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    Great work Grey. Bucholtz or McCullers?

  87. Jon says:
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    Any chance Betts sees any time at 2B with Pedroia hitting the DL?

    • getjohanoffmyballs says:
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      @Jon:

      i was wondering the same thing, that would def answer my 2nd base hole

      • Jon says:
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        @getjohanoffmyballs: Mine, too. But I’m guessing he’s pretty firmly their CF by now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Holt will play 2nd mostly, maybe a game here and there for Betts

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: If he could get to 5 appearances that’d be huge for my team. Hope it happens!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How many does he have already?

  88. They call me the wonderer says:
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    Greyt read!!

    So, what’s the word for it when you always seem to pick up the wrong guy between Erasmo Ramirez and Marco Estrada? The frequency of me making this gaff is uncanny given the infrequency of their relevance.

    My real question: Assuming a happy groin, how do you like Erasmo for ROS? Those are some impressive swinging strike rates on his pitches (all 4 registering well above league average SwStk%). You think he’s a Hold or just an occasional Streamer?

  89. Mike says:
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    Who would you drop for a badly needed streamer spot Latos or Colon?

  90. Bob Bonilla says:
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    H2H QS league

    Nelson or Kennedy?

  91. getjohanoffmyballs says:
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    10 team league and have had a revolving door at 2nd all year. Currently have Valbuena, was just offered Wong for Salazar, i know how everyone here LOVES Wong, should i…

    a)stay with valbuena and salazar (2nd base isnt that important with my hitters being stacked with miggy,stanton,crazier,abreu,puig,icarlos,crush davis and mookie but pitching is kinda weak with klubber,zman, jason hammel, and annibal)
    b)trade salazar for Wong and pick up tyson ross off the wire
    c) ride valbuena until he goes 0-24 and pick up brett lawrie or whomever is available then.

  92. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Just here to inform you that tonight Rubby De La Rosa faces off against Jorge De La Rosa in Colorado. If my poor spanish is correct, that would make tonight ‘Guerra De Los Rosas’.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sky: Ohhhh that’s good, Sky. Real good.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Thank you, sir!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: which one is kathleen turner and which one is michael douglas?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Rubby has to be Douglas as he’s aged fairly well.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Sky:

      Las Rosas. But what’s a little gender confusion among friends.

      Well played, Sky.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        poor spanish noted for context!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tell em, gringo!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            They’re all a buncha putos!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              See! Did I spell that right?

  93. Homerj24 says:
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    Pick 2 for ROS. 5×5 OBP instead of runs.

    Tomas, Kemp, Reddick

  94. TOGMAN says:
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    12 H2H 6×6 QS OPS

    Heston or Hughes?

    Segura, Escobar or Escobar?

  95. L-Boogie says:
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    Memo

    Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    To: Grey Albright
    Re: Can’t I have a day when all my pitchers do well
    CC: Salazar, Danny; Hammel, Jason

    I’ve been working in an office too long.

  96. Jason Morgan says:
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    Estrada, Montgomery or Heaney rest of season in a points league?

  97. Zaclo24 says:
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    Grey, why you always gotta hate on Tomas weight… I feel bad for the guy. What if he used to be razzballs’s biggest fan and you just bash him every time. We at least have to give him a cool nick name like kung fu pnada has. btw sandoval weighs even more. Wait how in the hell do all these fat guys hit for high average but never can hit for *fat* power. Okay I am just ranting at this point…
    Love your stuff keep up the work!

  98. ERad says:
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    There are some days when I’m so distraught with this game where I wake up and say – that’s it – I finally quit. But then I just open up Razzball to see what’s going on – take a little taste – read some delightfully witty recaps, and next thing I know I’m back at the comment section rosterbating. Couldn’t do it with you G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, ERad, you don’t have to butter me up, I’ll be your firstborn’s godfather.

  99. Dan Rydell says:
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    Need to drop a starter to activate Strasburg. Should I drop Samardzija, Buchholz, or Matz? I feel like Matz is the answer but is it worth holding on to him in case he turns into something special and dropping one of the others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  100. Q says:
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    Been watching Hughes too.

    Do we like him enough to drop Eduardo Rodriguez or McCullers for him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E-Rod prolly, but I’d wait to see him today

      • Q says:
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        @Grey: or Anibal? Feel like Anibal to Hughes is like swapping LA Gear for Jordache…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jordache is sexy

  101. tank1 says:
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    Starting E. Rodriguez against BAL today? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    If I am in need of Saves in a 12 Team H2H League, would it be nuts for me to offer Dickerson for say Huston Street? I am obviously seriously concerned about Corey’s health. If it matters, Dickerson was my Keeper this season, so he can’ be kept again. I am also sitting on Wil Meyers, so yeah, I got DL issues.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  103. tone DEAF! says:
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    I wish Jon Lester had a Mohawk. Then we could call him MoLester.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like Pedroia’s brother!

  104. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    One more if I may. Who would you rather own in the same 12 Team H2H Keeper League – Correa or Bryant? Correa would be a 12th Round Keeper and Bryant a 6th Round Keeper. Hmm, I guess that might answer my question, huh. Looks like Correa. Would still be interested in your thoughts.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to pass on Correa there

  105. Nightpandas says:
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    Frazier Lester

    Vs

    Jones Rodon

    Keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  106. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    I think there’s something wrong with Yahoo’s stats from yesterday. It’s telling me I had a sub 2.00 ERA and a sub 1.00 WHIP? That can’t be right. Do you know their number? Someone should alert them to this mistake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BB! No, we did it, together, like salt and pepa!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: You mean it’s real? It’s really real????

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that Method Man?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I don’t know. Probably. I don’t know much hip hop.

            But. He was awesome in that movie How High with Redman. I’ll tell you that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How did he not get nominated that year?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Right? A travesty. I freaking loved that flick.

                They probably lost out to David Spade in Joe Dirt. Same year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Chris Kattan looks at David Spade’s career and wonders where he went wrong

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Poor Chris. He’ll always have Night at the Roxbury though.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I wonder if Ferrel returns his phone calls, like seriously

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: That’s a great question.

                    I would think he feels obligated at least to pick up his calls like once a month or something. His wife probably guilts him into it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I saw him and his wife at a coffee place by me, it was amazing how extraordinarily normal they looked…

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I can totally see it. In fact I bet he’s a pretty boring guy at home. And suprisingly depressing to be around.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, looked remarkable in his non-descript-ness

  107. Russell says:
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    Trading Adam Jones for Jay Bruce and Samardzija or Santiago is unwise right?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  108. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for the laughs as always.

    Is the following trade even remotely fair?

    Pujols/Billy Burns/D Price for Goldy and Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! It’s fairish, Goldy side

  109. Yel says:
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    Pick two
    Bruce vs Burnett
    OZUNA AND YELICH VS LYNN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce….Yelich

  110. Ryan says:
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    Who do you like more ROS and long term? Marte or Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Marte

  111. HighHeat says:
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    Great write up today!! Jeter line was classic. McCullers or Salazar ros? 8 team h2h daily. Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Salazar

  112. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Adam Eaton is already mocking me for choosing Wilin instead of him for the batty call. I’m such a Coors Whore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, me too…Have had Aaron Hill for 3 days…Yay

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: That stinks about Hill. I ran the rule over him for today’s game, but opted for Wellington.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So annoying

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey: At least you only regret having Hill for a few days. Two years ago I kept a $1 Hill over a $1 Altuve and have been a depressed fantasy baseballer (<-Grey's mom's term) ever since.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @stumanji: that’s wrist cutting stuff right there.

  113. jaw says:
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    drop velasquez for cashner? 12 team 5×5 h2h keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  114. WalleyWorld says:
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    Souza or Avisail ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  115. L-Boogie says:
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    13 team, 5×5. In fifth place. Traded Brandon Crawford for carrasco last night. My short term goal is 4th place but if carrasco aligns with our team vision and optimizes performance, I forecast a championship by the end of Q3.

    I’ve been working in an office too long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to see a Powerpoint presentation on this

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: or perhaps a TPS Report.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          TPS?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: Office Space.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, missed that one…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: yes you did. I figured a movie/TV buff such as yourself would have gotten that one.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I still don’t get the reference though

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    @Grey: You need to watch this movie…or watch it again if you missed that one. It would be right up your alley.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve seen it a few times, but I don’t remember that part at all, totally escaping me

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    @Grey: maybe Karabell just looks like that no -talent ass clown?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, pretty much

            • L-Boogie says:
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              @Wilsonian: Don’t forget the cover sheet on your TPS report.

  116. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the update. Injuries have hit me hard, I have one bench spot open but I’m not sure who to add between, Forsythe, Andrus, D.Murphy, SP M.Montgomery or stash Sano. I’ve been using Santana or Grandal at 1st with Semien or Santana at 3rd leaving Jace at SS with Freeman hurt. Thanks for the advice!

    5×5 HTH OBP
    Bats
    C McCann
    1B Freeman(DL no room)
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS J. Peterson
    OF Stanton
    OF Calhoun
    OF Springer
    OF Betts
    Util Pollock
    Util 2B/SS/3B Semien
    Util Avisail Garcia
    Bench 1B/C Y.Grandal
    Bench
    DL Soler

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Chavez
    P Cole
    P Salazar
    P T. Walker
    SP Velasquez
    SP Bauer
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench RP Melancon
    Bench SP Wisler
    DLVentura
    DL Odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, how far out do you think he is from getting the call?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Two weeks

  117. Chris says:
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    I’ve got Iwakuma, Matt Moore and Yo. Ventura all stashed on the DL in a H2H Pts league. With all three coming back fairly soon, should any of my bottom end starters be replaced once they come back. Bottom of staff is currently:
    McCullers
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Tyson Ross
    T. Walker
    J. Chavez

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E-Rod

  118. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Heyward for Gerrit Cole? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  119. slimbo says:
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    8 team keeper league. Drop Eduardo Rodriguez or Mccullers for a bat?

    Morales colabello Crawford or Byrd are available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E-Rod…Cola

  120. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Matz just called up. What are your thoughts? Immediate fantasy starter?

  121. L-Boogie says:
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    A fantasy footballer buddy of mine asked for my help rebuilding a FBB keeper team that he took over. Which was a HUGE mistake considering I’ve never done a keeper league before. I knew enough to realize he had terrible keepers coming into the year and any good ones are…well…Wil Myers.

    So yeah, he is DFL right now and playing for next year. Or more likely 2017. Time to sell off pieces but I’m not sure what the strategy is for trading in keeper leagues.

    12 team, 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG. Keeper round goes up every year. Giving up Pujols (unkeepable) for McCullers (13th round) and rodon (17th).

    Any Keeper league trade strategies for a team totally out of contention would be appreciated from anyone. Because…you know.. Google is SO complicated. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better than that for Pujols

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Same owner has:
        Arod (25th round)
        Souza (11)
        Pollack (9)
        Springer (15)
        Schwarber (FA)
        Kendry Morales (FA)
        Mccullers (FA)
        G cole (19)
        Rodon (17)

        These are keeper status for this year. Next year they go up. Bad FA rule: first free agent is a 12th round keeper and is goes up 2 rounds for each additional FA.

        Obvious target is Cole but I don’t think the owner wants to trade him. He wants Pujols and Al-Ram (I don’t know why). Any fair offers you can think of? Cole and Schwarber? Souza and McCullers? Springer and Rodon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer/Rodon or Cole/Schwarber

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey: no McCullers?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not with Souza

  122. Lex says:
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    Sorry, I’m the one who is causing Holt’s slump smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks a lot!

  123. Jim says:
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    ROS Derek Norris or Wilson Ramos?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Ramos, sure

  124. Cram It says:
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    Colby Jack Lewis stream-cheese.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  125. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Is Rodon droppable in a 12 team mixed head to head league? It’s a keeper but we only keep 4 guys each so he’s not a no doubt keeper. I’m tied for first and need pitching help but not sure how many more times I can take his WHIPPings even if he’s bringing those delicious Ks. Should I hold out a little longer or is this basically what we’re getting the rest of this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s droppable

  126. stumanji says:
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    “Cool story, bro” time: i’ve needed an upgrade in pitching in a big way due to Starterpocalypse 2k15. Within the last few weeks I have made the following trades:
    1) Wil Myers (right when he was activated from DL) for Carrasco. Myers subsequently dropped and now stashed in my DL again.
    2) Wieters/Thor for Pineda/Norris because a Catcher is a Catcher, right?

    You are the Messiah! Not too much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  127. plasmaj says:
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    Baseball Reference has a park-adjusted calculator, so you can see what any player’s Coors (or any other park) stats would be. It lets you adjust for year as well.
    According to it, if Mauer was hitting in 2014 Coors, his 2015 stats so far would be .270 with 4HRs. So no change in HR, but a bump up in Avg.
    If it were 2000 Coors, he would be hitting .312 with 5 HRs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures they would, bunch of smarties!

  128. ScreechOwl says:
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    Okay, I just made my dumb trade for the year, but my team is built on dumb trades. Roto dynasty with big rosters.

    My Xander, Kluber, and Carlos Martinez for his Joc Pederson and Keuchel.

    This sounds even worse than it is, though, because Xander has been riding the bench since Best Correa became my shortstop. I always wanted to own George Springer, and now I have a young George Springer clone instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  129. Funscombe says:
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    Thanks for the great read as always, Grey :)

    In my 10 man H2H league, another player recently traded his Tyson Ross for Encarnacion. He then turned around and is now trying to ship EE, claiming he can’t afford to have two top tier first basemen. (He also has Abreu).

    Since Zimmerman went down I’ve been relying on Colabello at 1B, who I have to say I’ve been pretty happy with.

    Anyway this guy inquired about which arms I’d be interested in parting with to make a swap for Edwin. (He first tried to approach another person in the league and swap EE for Harvey, and was promptly turned down…essentially he was expecting to get Harvey for Ross, amirite?)

    I have Dee Gordon and Kipnis and one of them needs to go in my sole utility slot, so picking up Edwin relegates Colabello to the bench.

    My pitching staff is:

    Kershaw
    Cueto
    Lester
    Bumgarner
    E. Rodriguez

    Sitting on Corbin, Matz and Fernandez.

    He might take the bait for one of my DL/Triple A stashes but I’m prone to think he’d want an active player.

    I’m sure EE would be a nice addition, and I know his numbers so far are dragged down by his abysmal early season…but there’s the shoulder issue, and the fact that Colabello is buoying my batting average, as well.

    Oh, we play standard categories plus batting K’s, Losses, QS, and Shutouts as a wildcard category.

    Any input from this fantastic community is, as always, appreciated :)

    Thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz? Corbin and Matz? Lester?

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank youu!

        Cueto too heavy? My potential trade partner likes him because they’ve both had potential injury questions recently.

        I like Cueto, don’t think I’d do it. Just curious though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, too heavy

          • Funscombe says:
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            @Grey:

            lol he just asked me about Fernandez too…thats probably a little closer, but still not sure if I’d do it. Like what I’ve seen from Jfer in his rehab so far.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              J-Fer is a potential #1, ya know, Funscombe

              • Funscombe says:
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                @Grey:

                Yeah, and this is my keeper league. Point taken :)

  130. The Marte Partay says:
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    Would you drop Avisail or OZUNA for Byrd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  131. Swfcdan says:
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    What’s happened to the Kole-train this year, just noticed his stats and was hugely underwhelmed. Good buy low? Deal Taillon for him in a dynasty if you want to win this year and need O?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun’s not that special, it appears… 17 HRs, 5 SBS, counting stats

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Yeah think his lineup spot’s hurt him as he’s not been leading off anymore instead batting ahead of the scrubs lower in the lineup. He’s better in TB leagues for his doubles/triples potential ya?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s he?

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Kole-train!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been batting 2nd recently, and before that he was batting cleanup…Those aren’t bad lineup spots

  132. Twice on Muesday says:
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    Need some MI help

    Have
    SS Desmond
    2B/SS Lawrie

    drop any for: Alcides, Holt, Odor, Russell, Aybar, and Rollins
    Most pressing need is SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Holt and Alcides

  133. Smell The Glove says:
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    Have to drop someone to activate Beltre, who would you drop: Fowler, Bogaerts, Colin McHugh, McCullers or Carlos Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  134. AA says:
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    Correa for Cano and B. Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  135. DancinHomer says:
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    lookin like Matz getting the call;

    Would you drop T. Ross or ERod for Matz?

    (redraft, Roto league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ERod

  136. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    lindor or logan ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  137. Sad Keanu says:
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    Which side would you take? Longoria ($28) + Matz ($1) or Rendon ($9)? It’s a 10 team standard auction league. I listed the price it would cost to keep for next year. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  138. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    trout, OZUNA, osuna – grand Dolor, Heyward, joe smith who wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  139. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft
    (5×5–H2H)R-HR-RBI-SB-TB-AVG-W-SV-K-HLD-ERA-WHIP

    C- Wieters
    1B- Paul Goldschmidt
    2B- Brian Dozier
    3B- Anthony Rendón
    SS- Icarlos!
    OF- Nelson Cruz, Reddick, Billy Ham
    Util- Jose Abreu, Rizzo

    Bench- Chrush Davis

    SP- Salazar, T Ross, T Walker, Sánchez, Hahn, Chavez, Matz
    RP- Rosenthal, Rodney, Street, Wade Davis
    DL- Moore, Corbin

    You think it’s worth giving up my bench bat Chris Davis for Kimbrel, or hold?

    thanks man!
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for a lesser closer with a lesser bat, that trade is fair though

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you take Kimbrel or Chapman ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aroldis

  140. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    what about lindor or holt ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  141. Swfcdan says:
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    Getting Cano for a midtier closer even worth it if you are stacked with closers and could use some MI help? Or is he dead toast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, worth the gamble for a cheaper enough price

  142. Jack says:
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    Sounds like Matz is coming up. I can’t believe he is on my waiver wire in my H2H. Someone picked him up then dropped him about a week ago so maybe my leaguemates have missed him. I don’t have a spot for him right now, but I have proposed a trade that could get accepted tonight & would open up a slot 24 hours after it is accepted. In the meantime should I drop Soria and pick up Matz right now. This would make me slightly weak for saves, but I might be able to get him back since I would use my last poition waiver poition and others may not. If someone does pick him up, other possible closers (Osuna, Giles, Scribner, W. Davis) are on the waiver as a replacement. Should I do it?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jack: Maybe they just don’t have room either? Or you’re the only team that just can’t seem to find anyone to drop.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Jack: how weak is your SP such that you want to drop an actual closer with a safe job? if really weak go ahead. also, what size league is this (to determine whether or not matz is really even that much better than replacement level SP)

  143. Jahlil says:
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    Is Matt Wisler worth holding? Or should I take a chance on Mike Montgomery or Cody Anderson?

    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Montgomery

  144. The Lebowskis says:
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    Grey – great post, as always.

    Regarding your Chris Perez comments – I believe the Colorado Supreme Court recently ruled that companies can ban its employees from marijuana use, despite its legality. Dude needs a better agent!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, we need to clarify some laws

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @The Lebowskis: he’d be going against MLB rules no matter what the state laws are. If he quit baseball he could probably smoke all he wants. Just get that Chong run company product Urine Luck!

  145. The Lebowskis says:
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    Also, do you like Velasquez or Heaney in 2016?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  146. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who do you like better between hundley and rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @herschel: rosario only plays vs lefties and maybe every 4th righty. hundley plays catcher probably around 68% of the time, if not slightly more.

  147. SpecialFNK says:
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    I have too many players with Nova now off of the DL, and I need to drop one of these pitchers.
    Nova, ERodriguez, Latos, Fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E-Rod

  148. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    axford is just fine, watched the last 2 batters, one was goldy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ll see

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Grey: yesterday was just singles (and walks, those are troubling), i saw part of yesterday he wasn’t locating like today.

  149. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    mujica might’ve moved ahead of scribner, he wasn’t tired but didn’t get the 7th or 8th with a 3 run lead. troubling, as scribner is much better than mujica, and i have scribner in many many leagues.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge:

      I think Pommeranz is going to get a lot of hold opportunities. He was nasty coming out of the pen last year. He can dial up the velocity pretty good in a short stint. The weakness of his third pitch much less exposed. A’s are playing very good ball right now.

      I think the A’s like Scribner for longer stretches. He doesn’t have a max effort delivery and he can the long man. They’d prefer Mujica in a set up role. I’m just not sure he’s good enough to hold the job.

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: i looked at pom lately, his walks are way too frequent. I don’t want to just ditch scribs, as he’s been their best RP all year (better than clip). mujica hasn’t been better than any of these guys in a long time. Pom probably does have highest RP upside though, if his control gets better.

  150. The Great Knoche says:
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    Well, all it took was J-FOH dropping him out of his top 100, You reminding me of my stance on your sell column, and Magoo berating his peripherals today.

    Look what Ian Did!!!! It’s almost July!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, was waiting for that

  151. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. been playing russian roulette at 2b and need to drop one of the following. who gets the cut? jace, panik, murphy or lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh drop? Drop Murphy

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: aka Dropkick. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Yup

  152. bossmanjunior says:
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    10 team h2h limited moves

    1)would like to pick up a starter for a spot start, which of these guys you like best?

    chen vCLE
    may @MIL
    shoemaker vSEA
    McHugh vNYY

    2)planning on picking a reliever after spot start out of: Osuna, Giles, Motte, Parnell

    3)lastly, would you start Matz vCIN if he starts this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) None…McHugh…. 2) Osuna 3) Yes

  153. romanazo says:
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    Hello Grey;

    Your advice please.

    Trade Jose Abreu for Stephen Vogt???

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @romanazo:

      You realize the agita you cause just with the asking of such a question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  154. Andrew says:
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    14 team h2h keeper league

    Players can be kept forever with no restrictions

    Looking to make a playoff run this year would you make the following trade

    My McCutchen for Bautista, Carrassco, Papelbon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  155. joe says:
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    Drop E-Rod and pick up Matz? or random hot bench bat for UTIL (Valbuena) ? or hold. 12 team standard roto. only thing stopping me from reach 1st place is ERA/WHIP. 2/12 points for each. Near the top in all hitting categories except HR/RBI

    C: Grandal, D’arnit (DL)
    1B: Goldy
    2B: dee
    3B: arenado
    SS: Xander
    OF: Upton, Puig, (Butler, Pillar), Soler (DL)
    UTIL/BN: Russell, Paredes, Franco

    SP: E-rod, Cole, Richards, Salazar, Syndergaard, Taijuan, Odorizzi (DL)
    RP: Boxy, Street, Tolleson, Grilli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop E-Rod

  156. Jon says:
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    Who’s the first to go? Chase Anderson, May, Graveman, Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them? I’d look at matchups, if I didn’t look at matchups… Shoe

  157. MarvPesos

    john says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H keeper (keep 12)

    My low end guys: B. Phillips (MI spot), B. Moss (BN) M.Latos (BN)

    Thinking of switching them out for these waiver guys (pick 3 please, min (1) pitcher):
    S. Souza, L. Forsythe,K. Pillar, J. Petterson, J. Hahn, M. Estrada, C. Lewis, E. Ramirez

    thanks bud,
    J.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Pillar, Logan

      • MarvPesos

        To Sale or not to Sale says:
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        @Grey: and if you could pick one of those pitchers, which one would you choose? I can’t take 3 hitter as it would overload my batter, and not enough pitching

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          List the pitchers again

          • MarvPesos

            To Sale or not to Sale says:
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            @Grey: Hahn, Estrada, e. Ramirez, c. Young, fister, c. Lewis (dropping Latos for)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bleh… Hahn

  158. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Affeldt. Needless to say he’d been pretty good until I picked him up for today.

    Either Wright or Zimm worth a DL stash in the ol’ H2H (14 teams, OBP…)?

    Not sure where I’d play either of them but that’s my problem, not yours…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Wright

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @SteveNZ: i’m not sure that dude ever had a K, in so many holds league (often they also have K/9) i see that dude in free agency, and just can’t bite.

  159. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey – thanks for the badass fantasy advice.

    Do you like Lynn or CMart? They have been offered in separate trades to me. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Cmart

  160. Fungazi says:
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    Do you still like Lester as a buy low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  161. SamYo says:
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    Is Arrieta a fair to good trade target for Betts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  162. The Fridge says:
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    ROS Polanco or Revere? Either worth sending over Duda in a trade?

    Would you trade Giancarlo for Greinke + Polanco?

    • The Fridge says:
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      @The Fridge: i should add that I am leading by 30 HRs over 2nd place…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco… Stanton side, not close

  163. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking to pickup Byrd as an extra bat to “Platoon ” with either D.Peralta or Grichuk., which one to cut at of those two ?
    6×6 daily mixed roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  164. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    jesus, burnett, exactly 2 guys per inning so far. mostly weak singles but walks too.

  165. KarlJ says:
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    Grey
    Is Batista, Beltre, Duda & Heston too much to give up for Trout and a couple of scrubs that I will probably drop ( think Colmenter type pitcher)?
    Redraft league. Other than Batista the other guys are basically bench guys for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  166. MarvPesos

    2B trouble says:
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    Grey,
    In a keeper league, who’s the best pick up for my MI spot: D.Murphy, A.Ramirez, N. Walker, L.Forsythe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  167. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Do you think Peavy will carry any NL-Only value? I was thinking he’d be back this weekend so I kept him around. I need to pick up a streamer each of the next 3 days. in order to help with Ws and Ks, but he’s the only one I can drop. The only 2 available are Nicolin0 and Harang. Who’d you go with? I appreciate your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Peavy

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  168. Bullssy says:
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    Add Ian Desmond or lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  169. Joeg414 says:
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    I could use a K sp. what do you think of J.Butler for T.Walker ? I get Walker .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  170. Joeg414 says:
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    Need a SP , whata think of T.Walker ? I’ll give up J.Butler ? I got Soler coming back in a week .

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      Sorry for the double post . Or do you like A.Sanchez better ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I prefer Anibal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  171. Fish says:
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    Trade offer in a 7*6 (OBP, SLG, & QS – plus K/9 instead of Ks), Keep 5 yahoo league:

    Buxton & Salazar
    for
    Freeman

  172. Jeter North says:
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    Any concerns with Holland Ros?

    Need a closer and have been offered Holland or Santiago Casilla

    Thank

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jeter North: I’m assuming the price for Casilla is a lot cheaper, what is being asked in return for each?

      • Jeter North says:
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        @J-FOH: the trade offer is

        I give
        Brantley
        Harvey
        Alcides

        I get
        Bautista
        Kazmir
        Holland or Casilla

  173. WalleyWorld says:
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    how do you rank these starters ROS? Buchholz, Syndergaard, Matz, Chavez

  174. greg says:
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    Look at that! Desmond comes to life! For a day….assuming it’s only a day….what are your ROS projections for Lindor, then Sano? You are always really high on Lindor you’ve got me intrigued….Avg, hrs, steals, rbis, runs…..tx!

    G_

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