Yesterday, Rubby de la Rosa threw 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (0 BBs) and 5 Ks, a semiprecious stone of a game.  (Maybe I didn’t need to use a thesaurus for the word gem.)  Rubby reminded me of Celine Dion and her baby.  If I could hold Rubby to my ear, what would his future sound like? *paints Rubby on a seashell for makeshift future-telling device, puts seashell up to ear*  I hear Johnny Gill saying, he will Rubby me the right way!  That’s amazing!  But how can we be sure Johnny Gill isn’t just saying that because no one has asked for his opinion on anything in 25 years?  Wait, maybe we haven’t heard from him because he’s been living in a seashell all of these years.  Rubby’s K-rate is 8, his walk rate is 2 and, yes, they’re even numbers, unless we’re going to the 2nd decimal, and 2nd decimals are for nerds!  Speaking of which, his xFIP is 3.43 and he’s been a tad unlucky to have a 4.08 ERA.  I don’t see Rubby as a potential ace breakout candidate, but I own him in multiple leagues, and like him since he throws hard, has solid control, should get cushy matchups and could have a fantasy number three to four year.  Now how do we get Johnny Gill out of this seashell?!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yasmany Tomas – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .329 and out of the cleanup spot yesterday.  Member those novelty baseball cards with two players that were punny?  Like Bud Black and Vida Blue were on the card and it was titled, Black and Blue.   Yasmany should be on one with Rubby with the title, “Rubby and Tubby.”

Dan Jennings – The Marlins GM named himself the Marlins manager.  He has no baseball managerial experience outside of coaching high school in the 1980s.  He said it was a long time ago, but he learned a lot in his time managing high school kids.  “I promise if any of my boys knock up a girl, I will be the one they can call on for support.  I won’t take any guff from any parents, I’m looking in your general direction, Yelich.  If any of the boys don’t finish their homework, they just don’t play.  Simple as that.  I just want them to remember you can’t spell fundamentals without fun.  Now who wants a milkshake?”

Marcell Ozuna – Went home for personal reasons.  OZUNA must stop Mothra.

Dan Haren – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.47.  Between Haren and Burnett, fake retiring is the new “players excel in their contract years.”

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st major league homer.  Jeffrey Loria caught the home run ball and sold it back to Realmuto for the price of his contract.

Jarred Cosart – Hit the DL with vertigo.  No word if he also has an obsession with blondes.

Scooter Gennett – Demoted to Triple-A.  Worse, it took 15 minutes for the Brewers to communicate his demotion to him because they kept saying, “Okay, scoot now.  You heard me.  Now scoot!”  And he thought they were just shortening his name.

Mike Fiers – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I told most people yesterday to bench him, which was going against the Stream-o-Nator‘s advice.  The Stream-o-Nator loves Fiers like it’s a pyromaniac.  This start was in Detroit against the Tigers, if that’s not patently obvious, and usually SON has issues with road starters that aren’t aces, so what gives?  Steamer loves Fiers.  If you click his name, you’ll see the Rest of Season projections for Fiers and they’re actually better than Steamer’s preseason projections, and the peripherals back it up.  In short, Fiers should be great, but he hasn’t been yet.  In shorter, great not yet.  In shortest, Altuve.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Good sign, since this comes a day after he was plunked on the head.  Eric Plunk, “You owe me a nickel!  I was right behind Tony La Russa in the trademark office when he went for three-peat.”

Aramis Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Everything’s coming up JB!

Kyle Lobstein – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  Is it sad that Lobstein is pitching better than Verlander would’ve been or is nothing sad when it comes to Verlander because he gets to date Kate Upton?

Victor Martinez – Could be headed to the DL with the same knee injury that’s bothered him for months.  Here, I thought he walked without bending his knees because he was a Zombino.

Anthony Gose – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 7th steal, hitting .336.  Him and The King of SAGNOF (1-for-4, 1 run and his 9th steal) both were in the game because Yoenis sat out resting his thumb.  If you have the bench space to own Gose and Rajai and platoon them, they’d be better than Billy Hamilton, the Bastard Son of SAGNOF.

Masahiro Tanaka – Threw a 29-pitch bullpen session.  Right before the 30th pitch, Tanaka started screaming, “Haven’t we paid enough for Pearl Harbor?!  My tendon is torn!”

Chase Whitley – Will have Tommy John surgery.  That reminds me of the very strange epidemic of teenage suicide in the South Pacific islands of Micronesia described by Malcolm Gladwell in The Tipping Point.

Matt Moore – Threw 31 pitches in a simulated game.  This is particularly odd because he put enough quarters in the machine to throw 32 pitches.

Jarrod Parker – Will have elbow surgery on Tuesday.  The good news is he didn’t have to have his third Tommy John surgery that would’ve likely ended his career.  The bad news is he collected donations on Kickstarter for his third Tommy John surgery, so does he have to reimburse everyone?

Drew Pomeranz – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, but left with shoulder tightness.  He’s now gone five and a third innings or less in six of eight starts.  Pomeranz sounds like a girlie dog and pitches like one too.  Great, now I’m going to get a letter from Gloria Allred.

Lance McCullers – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks in his first major league start.  Prospector Mike went over his Lance McCullers fantasy the other day, and I don’t think one start changes anything.  He (Lance, not Mike) had a 13.3 K/9 and a 0.62 ERA in Double-A, though a bit wonky on the control (3.4 BB/9, which is like a 5 BB/9 in the majors).  I’d still give him a whirl in most leagues for upside.

Corey Dickerson – Sat out again yesterday and will likely be put on the DL by this time on Tuesday.  What time I’m writing this is the puzzle you need to solve for yourself.

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal.  After the game, Walt Weiss said, “We’re making due with Morneau sidelined without many options.”  Then he threw a sinister look at Rosario for showing him up.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .322.  He’s been hitting well all year, but I wouldn’t worry about that since the Rockies are home all week and I would grab him.

Ben Revere – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 8th steal.  If you need speed or live in Saugus, Mass. and owning Revere is the next best thing, then grab him.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks in Coors.  Sonavabench!

Bud Norris – Hit the DL with bronchitis.  Too bad, so sad.  So, that means Mike Wright will now be in the O’s rotation while Norris tries to locate a lozenge.  Here’s what Monday Grey said, “Wright’s a tall righty, who throws hard.  Can hit 97 MPH with his fastball, but, due to a lack of secondary offerings, didn’t reach the majors for a few years, even though he was in Double-A as long ago as 2012.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I’d look at him as a streamer for now in mixed leagues, but I’d get my giddy up in AL-Only leagues.

Bruce Chen – Retired yesterday from baseball.  When I put in my supercomputer (that also has a mustache), what is the best way to honor Bruce Chen’s decision?  My supercomputer says, “Leave him a MSG.”  I think my supercomputer is being punny with monosodium glutamate.

Carlos Santana – Scratched with back spasms.  If he scratched with back spasms, then his back is healthy enough to play!

Corey Kluber – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 3.79, and 30 Ks in his last two starts with one earned run.  Yeah, I told you to buy him at the exact right time.  You’re welcome.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.36.  He’s taking correcting his ERA a tad slower than Kluber, but he’s also turning things around after a rocky April.  In Sale’s last 16 IP, he’s given up 3 runs and has notched 18 Ks.  I.e., Sale’s over.  Or Sale’s still going on, but now on Strasburg.

Avisail Garcia – Left the game with a minor knee issue.  So, he took a knee due to his knee.

Chad Billingsley – Expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a lat strain.  I’d think it would take four to six weeks to find his lats.

David Wright – Resumed activities in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which is named after the patron saint of Peanuts.

Matt Harvey – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.98, but lost the win due to Jeurys Familia (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.86).  I own Familia in a few leagues, but since Rudy owns Harvey in just about all of our leagues against me, I was not at all upset about Familia blowing Harvey’s win.  There should be a glossary term for the joy that comes with your closer blowing a save for your opponent’s starter.  Please suggest in the comments.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  You, “Okay, Lackey’s been great, but (insert name of upside starter) has upside!”

Julio UriasDodgers pitching prospect will have cosmetic surgery to have his left eye lifted.  Geez, not even in Los Angeles yet and already worried about how he will look.  I’d get some butt filler, if I were him.  If I were him!  I’m not saying I have butt filler.  Though, my daiquiri fund could have one cheek lifted…

Phil Coke – Designated for assignment.  That assignment is to try and make heads or tails of the Mad Men finale.

Jose Reyes – Will start rehab games this week.  He’s coming back from a cracked rib.  A Mad rib would’ve been funnier.

Jose Bautista – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer (2nd in past 19 days) and hitting .235.  I’m sure he could be King Kunta and he should probably run for mayor, but I still have major concerns about his shoulder.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .316 as he bats leadoff.  He’s batting leadoff because you’ve left a void, Devon Travis!  Did someone say avoid, Devon Travis?  How quickly the tide turns, which isn’t an intro to a daytime soap opera, but sounds like it.

Steve Tolleson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st steal as he played 2nd base.  Maybe I loved 2nd base for the Blue Jays and not the player.  I shall think on that.

C.J. Wilson – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 3.06.  I don’t even want to think about what his ERA was before this game.  Mean’s while, Carrasco’s ERA is 4.98.  Thanks, God, for making no sense!

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .237.  Also in this game David Freese hit his 7th homer (2-for-4, 2 runs).  According to our Player Rater, who’s been more valuable this year, Pujols or Freese?  The Pujols owner that is whimpering right now knows the answer.

Chris Iannetta – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .156.  The guy in last place in that two-catcher league just had a glimmer of hope.  And they say hope is a good thing.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-5, 1 run.  The Sciosciapath named Calhoun the new cleanup hitter.  I like how The Sciosciapath actually named Calhoun the cleanup hitter.  Seems so quaint.  Like it’s the 1950s and naming someone a specific role in the lineup matters.  “You are our cleanup hitter, Mr. Calhoun.  Good luck.  Now let’s have scotch and play catch.”   Like Calhoun won’t be hitting somewhere else in the lineup by this time next week.  “You were a fine cleanup hitter.  Now, you are our leadoff hitter.  Let’s have a Rob Roy and ogle well-covered breasts.”

  1. Ryan says:
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    Yasmami Tomas or Alex Guerrero? Which one are you taking right now?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Ryan: Tomas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with F

  2. pondfrogsplash says:
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    I’m thinking of dropping V-Mart 10 team Roto, OBP league. Any of these waiver pickups worth it? Brad Miller, Yasmany Tomas, Jace Peterson (included him because I’m a Braves fan)?

    Thanks!

  3. jacque jones says:
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    As i shun myself for jinxing Avisail for saying he’s way underrated in the fbb universe, im wondering is it time to sell devon?..and by sell I mean drop.
    I can slot [email protected], addison @ss and and grab Cozart or Aybar for mid-infidel slot. Someone dropped Harrison too.
    Don’t really need the sb but in could take a shot at deshields jr for MI but I’d rather have a definite everyday guy. What say Gray? 5×5 h2h.

    • @jacque jones: i cut travis on a few teams for deshields, cozart… he hasn’t done much for the last few weeks, plus he’s injured. i’m in a bunch of reasonably competitive leagues and i dont think anybody’s gonna take a flier on the guy when he’s slumping + hurt. there are better options on the wire for now (12 team leagues) and i’ve got options to toss if he starts to look good again. but i think i (and hopefully you) got the most out of a hot start that’s not gonna be as nice as it was down the line…

  4. glossary term: “my balls, your win.” seriously: just listen to the nu-metal classic of mid-90’s infamy, “my balls your chin” by Snot, and replace every reference to “chin” with “win.” so truly perfect.

    • Mr. Fister says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight:

      I like it!
      However, that band is a love child of Korn and Limp Bizcuit.

      • @Mr. Fister: to the extent that korn (89) and limp bizkit (95?) predated snot (97), yr maybe right. except snot was so much a product of the vocal genius of lynn strait that i cant agree theyre derivative. i mean, yeah… 90s numetal was a pretty narrow, short-lived thing. so musically it was all generally the same kind of sound. but lynn strait was so out-there vocally that he pushed a reasonably talented band working in a mediocre genre to a whole different level.

      • stumanji says:
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        @Mr. Fister: Noooooooo. Snot>>>>

        Very underappreciated band, IMHOAMFYOS (in my humble opinion as my 15 year old self).

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Stroke of brilliance on the Tanaka pearl harbor reference.

  6. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey is Tomas worth adding to the following roster? Not sure he plays regularly when Lamb comes back. I’d probably be dropping T.Walker to add him; or do you think Jace (who is also available is better add)? Currently have Santana and Avisial dinged up, so I’m having to use Semien at 3rd and Alexi at SS.

    5×5 12 Team HTH OBP instead of AVG
    C McCann
    1B Freeman
    2B Kipnis
    3B Santana
    SS A.Ramirez
    OF Stanton
    OF Calhoun
    OF Soler
    OF Betts
    Util Pollock
    Util Semien
    Util Springer
    Bench Avisail Garcia
    DL Yan Gomes

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Odorizzi
    P Cole
    P Salazar
    P Paxton
    SP Ventura
    SP Bauer
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Perkins
    Bench RP Melancon
    Bench SP Fiers
    Bench SP Walker
    DL Corbin
    DL Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric B: I’d try to get Alexei off my team

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Yeah short of dropping haven’t had any takers. Any thoughts on a replacement? Jace or add Tomas and play Semien at SS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tomas

          • Eric B says:
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            @Grey: Thanks man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  7. The Theory says:
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    So, I never did do a good job of filling 2nd base in my one league. Drafted whatshisface Brett Lawrie (whom I cannot keep myself from drafting every year), who I then dumped for the hot Devon Travis, who served me well for a while. Now with the shimmer gone from Travis (as well as an ominous DTD designation) I’m looking at the waivers wondering if I should be snapping up:
    Brandon Phillips (yawn)
    Valbuena (hmm)
    Lawrie (again!?)
    Aaron Hill (yikes)
    Jace Peterson (always makes me think Magic the Gathering)
    Danny Espinosa (I have trust issues)…

    Like any of them more than Travis ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Theory: Doesn’t sound like a ROS situation with that group. Take the hot bat depending on needs. Or go with Lawrie and hope he produces like the guy people keep believing he will be.

      • The Theory says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah, fair point on ROS. I have a weekly waiver limit, which I prefer to use on streaming pitchers. So while it doesn’t have to be ROS per-se, I’d like to be not switching out my 2nd baseman every week or two.

        WHICH I COULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT WHEN I DIDN’T DRAFT A REAL SECOND BASEMAN. C’est la vie.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Theory: I’d probably go Peterson then. Should be solid average, chip in a few SB’s, maybe above average in runs if he stays at the top of lineup. Sounds safe and good for PT anyway.

          • The Theory says:
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            @Cram It: Thanks for the good words, Cram.

            MI is a helluva cesspool this year.

  8. GoodGreyAlmighty says:
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    Can you rank these ROS? And who would you hold on to as a keeper – i.e., of Tomas and Franco, which is a keeper and which can be packaged in a trade?:

    A-Rod, Zimmerman, Tomas, Franco.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      @GoodGreyAlmighty: Zimm, Tomas…In some leagues, none are keepers, in some leagues all are

  9. woodzler says:
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    Familia is a “fremdblower”!

    • woodzler says:
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      @woodzler:
      or a feindblower

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @woodzler: or a “lattenblower”

  10. The Commisioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Was offered an interesting trade in a pitcher heavy league:
    Trade: Goldschmidt (4th in points for batters)
    Receive: Shoemaker, Jose Fernandez, Prince Fielder

    Take it?

    Thanks,
    Da Commish

  11. TarmanGotHim says:
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    I own Melancon and Rendon. I picked up Ziegler. Some dropped Reed. Should I pick up Reed? Or do you see Ziegler as the closer? I also own Tony Watson in that League and Mat Latos. Time to move on from either? I could use the streak spot.

    If I drop either, would you streak Phelps Vs Arizona?

    Would you drop Addison Russel for Jhonny Peralta?

    Thanks.

    • Miles says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: I would never want Addison Reed on my team even if he was again designated the closer. has always done more harm than help

      • PK says:
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        @Miles: This.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Lose Watson, Latos and Russell… Forget Reed…Stream Phelps, sure

  12. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Stream*

    Autocorrect likes streak apparently.

  13. Matt Damon's Face in Good Will Hunting says:
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    Name for closer blowing a save for opposing team’s starter:

    Blown Job.

    Can you use it in a sentence for me? Sure.
    Jeurys Familia’s gigantic blown job of Harvey’s last start didn’t sit well with Harvey’s girlfriend. However, Rudy loved it whilst also perusing the latest issue of Bear Magazine and loving himself.

  14. The Animal says:
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    Standard ESPN 5 cat H2H league.
    Would you drop Jay Bruce for LeMahieu? Bruce has been awful except last 3 days and hittertron doesn’t like him anyway this week….

    • The Animal says:
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      @The Animal:
      Oh and do you prefer Grandal or W.Ramos as your catcher?

  15. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up, not many games on tap yesterday.

    a. On Gloria Allred, just send her the link below. It should keep her quiet for a while.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRQjw4ycPTE

    b. As for the glossary term,

    bittersweet – The term to describe how a bad result created by one of your players resulted in a similar resulting bad result to an opponent or fellow league mate.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha, nice B. I think we can do better

  16. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Another great write-up, man. Even on a short day, you keep us laughing, cheers for that..

    For the glossary term, how about WIN blown.

  17. bshakey says:
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    There should be a glossary term for the joy that comes with your closer blowing a save for your opponent’s starter — BLOWZER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bshakey: I think we can do better

  18. Curt C. says:
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    Familiar is a “snow blower”

    • Curt C. says:
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      @Curt C.: For the rough winter, I would crank it up, do my driveway, then look outside, and its all for naught.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt C.: I think we can do better

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    Glossary attempt: The only good part about your closer blowing a save is that it took a win away from your opponent’s starter – that’s a Silver Nine-ing/Nining.

    Trade questions: 12-team mixed 5×5, keeper. Which of the following would you do, or all of them?

    My Dozier + Kazmir for his Abreu
    My Dozier + Kazmir for his Frazier
    My Moustakas + Kazmir for his Frazier

    I own Kipnis and Donaldson as well, so the new guy would slot at 1st (where I have Belt and Butler currently). Pitching is otherwise good – Cole, Cashner, Liriano, Lackey, Buchholz, Bauer, Hutch, JoFer on the DL.

    Thanks for a great writeup as always.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Punk: Like silver nining!

      • Rparsons says:
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        @Swfcdan: Silver Nining should be the glossary term. Perfect.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Swfcdan: I like this one.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Punk: I would do them all…Abreu first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: Not bad, I’ll put it on the list… Abreu, Frazier, Frazier

  20. Punk says:
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    Another glossary attempt: My closer just blew a save, but at least I gave my opponent (or his starter) a win-blown look.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: Ha, I like it, I’ll put it on the list

  21. David says:
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    DeShields or Danny Santana ROS? Thanks.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @David: Danny

    • J-FOH says:
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      @David: DeShields, he’s got wheels and uses them. Plenty of opportunity in Texas right now

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    Have to agree loved the Pearl Harbour reference too, even on short days you make us laugh.

    In the end dealt Reddick for Britton (Zach not Zoey)yesterday, solid deal?

    Ziegler and Tolleson still the guys worth owning right now for saves hawking?

  23. Rabbit says:
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    Glossary term: Savenfreude. Cause there ain’t no freude like schadenfreude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: I think we can do better

  24. Yescheese says:
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    SAGNOF!

    Schadenfreude ain’t got no face, snitches!!

  25. 3 Bucks says:
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    -Butterface… Not what you were hoping to get at closing time,but better than nothing?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: that’s awesome. You got the lead so far

      • 3 Bucks says:
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        @Grey: Great rack…Butterface! Nice gal…Butterface!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  26. J Dubber says:
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    A Closerectomy

  27. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Since Familia blew Harveys save you could call him the “Dark Ninth”.

  28. YES! Finally a Saugus, MA reference! Rock on North Shore!

  29. Duda Want to Leave a Snowman? says:
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    How about Closer-Kari or Save-pukku? I.e. the ritual self-sacrifice by your closer, which is considered an act of honor.

  30. Glenn says:
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    Grey, i’m looking for a backup 1b. between ryan howard, logan morrison, mark canna, logan forsythe?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Glenn: Id go with Howard for now

  31. Petey says:
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    Would you offer any of the following for Strasbourg?
    Long term keeper league:

    Degrom/rusney for stras

    Hunter pence for stras

    Salazar/rusney for stras

    Rendon for stras

    Sandoval/rendon/upton/ degrom for kris Bryant/stras/ Adam jones

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Petey: Only the Pence offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Petey: I’d offer Rendon if I were trying to win this year

  32. Booyahtastic says:
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    Great write-up!
    2 proposals, was hoping to get your opinion on both…
    1) My Rodney for his Quintana?
    2) My Familia and Rubby De La Rosa for his Lynn?

    Thank you!

  33. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Thoughts on Padres pitchers. Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, buy low or stay away…

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Id take a shot on Ross if you can get him cheap…i wouldnt want cashner though

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Hey F, what do you think of this deal.

        I get Jose Reyes and Tyson Ross, I give up HanRam and Cargon..

        I have lots of OF depth, Harper, J Up, Marte, Adam Jones, Puig, we only start 3..

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Damn your loaded in the OF…I think you can do better on that deal though

  34. Drew says:
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    QS instead of W, drop 1

    Chavez, Burnett, Bauer, Haren, A.Wood

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Drew: For me its a coin flip between Haren and Chavez…id lose Haren though

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: agree with F

  35. comagno ? says:
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    So yea, drop Devon Travis, or cheap trade bait?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @comagno ?: Give a trade a shot…but most likely a drop

    • jal179 says:
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      @comagno ?:

      Hold til that shoulder settles.

      Once Reyes back I honestly could see DTrav settle inot he 2 hole in a few weeks

  36. ryan t says:
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    Drop Gardner for Bolsinger? 10 team h2h league, 10 starts a week, do you seem him continuing success?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @ryan t: Hold

  37. Randall says:
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    C-Loser

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randall: I think we can do better

  38. MB says:
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    What do you think of this trade: give up Heyward and Kemp for Kimbrell? Needs saves. Have Marte, Upton, Cain, Span & Choo also

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @MB: Too much..go for a cheaper closer

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MB: add another chip on the other end to make it work.

  39. ryan t says:
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    I also want to know about Devon Travis! I have Forsythe and Zobrist on the DLl

  40. Bobby says:
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    Could you possibly list a few hitters that you would try to buy low on and/or young hitters you would be interested in for the future in a keeper league?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Bobby: Cargo..Rendon…Dickerson…Soler…Tomas..Seager…Sandoval…There’s more but off the top of my head those are some guys under performing right now..or cheaper than normal due to injury (Rendon/Dickerson)

  41. shibboleth says:
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    Anyone rolling GIo Gonzalez out tonight?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @shibboleth: I dont own him…but Id start him if i did

  42. luvdarooks says:
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    Reamulto or swihart ROY 5×5?

    Jose Reyes was dropped—-Who do i drop from Boagerts-D Santana or Kang to get him?
    same 5×5

  43. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    What happened to wet tail this season did it dry up and fall off? 3 home runs ffs i’m glad i grabbed Tex.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Take it easy…The Tail gets moist as the weather heats up…hes still productive and the homers will come…WET TAIL!!!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: I was just reading your buy low list and thought, “I miss the Wet Tail references”. Long has him hitting to all fields with a higher avg this year, seems like the power will soon follow.

  44. Strolg says:
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    Blowin’ In The Win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: I think we can do better

  45. Chrisso says:
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    Another nice writeup Grey!

    In a 12 team Yahoo keeper with the extra cat of OPS would you add either of J. Turner, A.Hill, Jace, Peterson, Miller, Escobar or Flores for my starting 2B of Devon Travis?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Chrisso: Its Miller Time

  46. Danny on the dl says:
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    Hey grey, a friend told me about you, then I took your advice on kluber, a big thank you very much!

    Syndegard…. When Gee comes back will Noah be the odd man out??

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Danny on the dl: Noah will stay as long as hes pitching well..Gee will go to the bullpen assuming there isn’t another injury

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      href=”#comment-2402060″>Danny on the dl: Gee will be the long man out of the pen. Until Niese’s shoulder gives out or Colon runs out of gas.

  47. Kevin says:
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    Better option short term and long term: Cecil or Cippard

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Kevin: For saves…Short term Clippard…but if doolittle cant make it back he’d be my long term choice too.

  48. Matty says:
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    Dropped Rubby before his start yesterday to speculate on the Rangers closer sitch.
    Instant regrets and wonders if there was a better drop.
    Lose any of the following to get Rubby back?
    Liriano, Noah, Chase Anderson

    I’ll constantly be trying to think of good puns relating the shake weight South Park and the phrase “old fashioned” to our boy Rubby.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Matty: Chase

  49. Heatcheck3 says:
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    A closer blowing a save for your opponent’s starter: SlocumFreude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heatcheck3: Funny for something, but doesn’t fit this exactly…There was no joy in owning Heathcliff

      • Heatcheck3 says:
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        @Grey: True; he was a nightmare. This may fit better for a closer you missed out on the waiver wire who goes on to destroy the ratios of the team who got him.

  50. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Do you currently prefer any of this guys over Descalfani and Greene: Brett Anderson, Shaun Marcum, Sabathia or Chris Young?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: They’re streamers

  51. TOGMAN says:
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    Need an OF. 12-team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Tomás, Granderson, Byrd, Polanco, K. Davis, Gose

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @TOGMAN: Id take Grandy right now

  52. H2H 5×5 OBP K/9 and QS (instead of avg.,K and W) My Bautista and D. Price for his Trout. I’m stuck with Dickerson Puig and Bautista, I’d still have Harvey so my pitching won’t be completely crushed, but my top 3 picks all have injuries. I’m basically asking is Bautista enough of an injury concern that dumping him now with Price for Trout makes sense?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @HeadsUpRoto: Yeah man, take Trout for those two if you can get him.

  53. J says:
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    Hi Grey,

    a) Dump Rodon or Bauer for any of:

    Rubby, Bucholz, McCullers, Bolsinger

    b) Thoughts on Corbin coming off the DL?
    10-12 mixed league worthy?

    thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @J: Drop Rodon for Rubby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Bauer for Rubby…Sure on Corbin, worth stashing

      • greg says:
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        @Grey:

        So is everyone soured on Rodon now? Six walks was terrible but it’s only one start….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not completely soured

          • greg says:
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            @Grey:

            But you’d drop him for Rubby or Bucholz?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rubby

  54. “Blowjob”-closer too busy thinking about the hot girl he sees in the stands rather then closing the game out.

  55. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Save-slapped? Certainly how I felt last night watching Harvey pitch that gem. Edge of my seat watching Familia go for the save. And then, slap.
    I swear my team cannot bring in a W no matter how well they pitch lately. That has to be the most frustrating stat.

    Also, Chavez or Pax? Or stream slot?

    Thanks Grey!

  56. May says:
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    Need to pick two to start
    Soler @ shields
    Bruce @ ventura
    Choo @ Wade Miley
    Martin @ Wade Miley

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @May: Soler/Choo

  57. Money says:
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    Favorite start tomorrow
    C-mart @mets
    Locke vs Minnesota
    Phelps vs Arizona
    Brett Anderson @sf
    Greene vs Milwaukee
    Hahn @houston

    • Money says:
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      @Money: add anderson @miami

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Money: Id go with Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Money: I’d look at SON

  58. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    1. How do you feel about starting Miguel Gonzalez vs SEA and Eovaldi @ WAS today?

    2. Also, would you drop any of the following for Dan Haren (6×6, QS): Fiers, Miguel Gonzalez, Eovaldi, Buchholz

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: 1. Not good 2. Eo

  59. Hiyaaaa says:
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    Drop Devon travis for Miller or jace?

  60. Phil of the Future says:
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    Grey, Grey, Grey….

    Best Bud, I’m really liking me some Rubby. Looking like a steal right about now.

    My favorite part of yesterday for him? Setting down the final nine in a row after giving up the game tying homer. I love that shizz….

    I think every game going on was tied at the same time last night. Crazytown.

  61. Lville Jim says:
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    Your closer blowing a save and costing an opponent a win, a “reach around”. You get bungholed but at least gain a measure of satisfaction.

  62. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How about Closer-Kari or Save-pukku? I.e. the ritual self-sacrifice by your closer, which is considered an act of honor.

    [PS – apologies if it’s the second posting of this, posted it from my phone first and got a weird error message]

  63. Larey says:
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    If ventura sucks again tonight don’t use a waiver claim on him? He gets the Yankees next

  64. Ty says:
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    someone just dropped Jose Reyes so i put a claim on him. who do I drop when he comes off the DL ..X-man or B.Crawford? Also, Looking to grab Y.Thomas to fill the void of Dickersons immanent trip to the DL. Who do I drop B.Moss, Heyward, Yelich or Hold. 12 team 5×5 roto and I need help everywhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Xander… Hold

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: /thanks bud

  65. Jvanslyke says:
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    Nice write up Grey! Kendrick references are surprisingly beating out Bruce Jenner references though. Have you listened to the new Murs? Has Rudy considered Tommy John Generator?

      • Jvanslyke says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s ok, great rapper, so so production and hooks. I havnt loved anything he’s been on since Felt 2. It definitely worth a listen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the heads up!

  66. scrotchs says:
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    Points league, standard scoring except k’s worth +/- .5 for hitters and pitchers.

    McHugh and Kemp for Arrieta and Arenado? What side you on?

    Thanks as always!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @scrotchs: The double A boys

  67. john says:
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    Keeper league, Trade Rusney (7$, Second year) for Mchugh (7$ second year). I’m in first and both my pitching and hitting are well off.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @john: Do It

  68. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    For those in deep/dynasty leagues and looking for a speculative closer, might want to keep Jake Barrett on your radar……he’s destroying AAA right now, 1 ER since 4/22 and 7 saves in that span.

    He was the closer for Arizona State, has 66 Saves between A and AAA in the last couple years, and could get a look soon considering what a shituation the DBags bullpen is…….

  69. The Shelby Sensation says:
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    My OF has Soler, Blackmon and Franco. Would you drop any of them for the following:

    Avisial Garcia
    Jimmy Paredes
    Jake Marisnick
    Yasmany Tomas
    Anthony Gose
    Brandon Belt
    Choo
    Ethier

    Thanks!

  70. Clint says:
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    For the closer blowing your opponent’s win opportunity term, I humbly submit: “Glory Ho!” Because it’s another place getting blown can simultaneously build you to a state of elation only to discover the awkward horror that may lie on the other side of the wall when it’s finally done.

    Lineup question for an 8 team, h2h points keeper league. I’ve got 1 open spot, Jay Bruce is keeping another lukewarm, and I have Castillo stashed in an NA spot for if/when he comes up. Fowler and Span are both currently available on waivers. Would you a) just fill the one spot w/Fowler or Span for now and hang onto Bruce, dropping one of them when Rusney arrives, b) drop Bruce now and add both Fowler & Span, dropping one when Rusney arrives, or c) other ideas? I’m shopping Bruce & a SP for a pitcher upgrade to free up another spot to go w/option B if that’s the best one but the fish don’t seem to be biting. Seems like high strikeout guys like Bruce aren’t as valuable as guys like Fowler/Span in my format.

    If it matters, the rest of my bats look like this w/all bench spots being taken up by my pitchers:
    C: Norris
    DL: Lucroy
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    SS: Segura
    3B: Machado
    OF: Harper, Puig, Pence
    Util: Seager, Bruce, Open
    NA: Rusney

    Brucely, here’s the scoring system if that matters:
    Runs/RBI’s/SB’s: 2pts
    Hits/Walks: 1pt
    Double: 1.5pts
    Triple: 3pts
    HR: 5pts
    K: -1pt

    Thanks as always guys. 6-0 and in 1st place once again thanks to Razzball.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: Impressive that you’re in first with that offense in an 8-teamer. Especially with all those dead roster spots.

      • Clint says:
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        @Cram It:
        Been living off good pitching and using all my weekly moves for more pitching stats. Other guys rarely use all their moves & some are overstacked on either bats or closers in this league over good starting pitchers.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Clint: Ah, didn’t notice it was H2H. Good job by you then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Not feeling glory ho… B

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Any suggestions on the Fowler/Span/Bruce conundrum?

  71. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    King Solomon’s Save..”Because I’d rather neither of us be happy than you be happy”

  72. Pat s says:
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    He has 9 starts left which includes wacha twice, kluber twice. I have 6 left. Do I put a waiver claim in for ventura or get 2 more streamers for the week to put me at 8 starts

    I’m in ninth so streaming those 2 pitchers could help me beat the first place guy but I know ventura will help my team in the playoffs

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Pat s: I’d get Ventura

  73. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    Deep league, no free agent picks left.

    Need an SP.

    Deal Wilmer Flores for Fiers? Have Escobar and Alexei at SS.

    Thanks!!!

  74. Hey-oh says:
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    Jimmy Rollins or Xander Bogearts?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Hey-oh: Xander

  75. Joeg414 says:
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    Wilmer Difo – 2B – Nationals FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are expected to promote prospect infielder Wilmer Difo.
    Rosenthal notes that Jayson Werth (wrist) is a candidate for the disabled list, so Difo could replace him on the active roster. The 23-year-old has only played 33 games above Low-A ball, but he has made some big strides offensively over the past two years. This includes 14 home runs and 49 steals last season. One would figure that the Nationals aren’t calling him up to sit, so he’ll likely play second base.
    But, Danny E. has been doing a good job ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: Don’t see where he plays every day

  76. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Add LeMahieu for Flores, Kang or Heston?

    Heston occupies my only bench spot for P and he’s my 6th SP currently. I’m not sure what’s going on with Flores, and Kang seems like he could be pretty good ROS for NL-Only.

    I guess it’s Flores then. Thanks for your help again Grey! Unless you think I should ride with Flores a little longer.

  77. Pastie says:
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    What do you guys think Rodon or McCullers?

  78. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    JCVD:

  79. Kc says:
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    I am in need of pitching help. I am thinking about offering my Abreu for Harvey and Soler. I would use Morales at 1B (or pick up Teixeira just got dropped). What do you think?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Kc: keep Abreu

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Kc: Sounds like it leaves you in a bad spot at first so id hold…

  80. Diomedes says:
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    Drop Karns for Rubby?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Diomedes: I say yes…Cram It says…………

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: I prefer Rubby. It’s a rough situation pitching in the AL east on the one team that has no offense in that division.

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: Its a sad day

  81. Uncle Red says:
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    @Grey: What’s your take on Wada being called up by the Cubs. Worthwhile add? If he can stay healthy, I think he could be in the Hammels tier, no?

    Thanks!

  82. Wilson says:
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    Back up closer question

    J Johnson or Tolleson
    Drop who now? Thanks

  83. Dr Tongue 33 says:
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    I like “Savenfruede” and “Blow job” for the glossary. How about Blosavenfruede?

    • @Dr Tongue 33:

      Dang – ya beat me to it. 1st thing to pop into my noggin as well. Savenfreude.

      • @Grey:

        no accounting for taste I guess…

        ;)

        Great title today by the way… Chris Berman got nothing on you guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Title was all Rudy

  84. rapscallion13 says:
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    Closer blowing a save to ruin a starter’s win, how about a “Carlos Marmol special?”

  85. B.o.B says:
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    Trade Ellsbury for Arietta? I have some OF to give (Jones, Ellsbury, Holliday, Pence, Gardner, Reddick) and need some serious SP help. If you don’t like Ellsbury for Arrieta, do you think one of those other OF would be better to counter with? He also has Pineda if you prefer him for one of my OF. Thanks for your help! Love you xoxo

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @B.o.B: Id keep Ells and counter with Pence

      • B.o.B says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: @B.o.B: Grey skipped, so does that mean you agree to counter Pence for Arrieta?

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @B.o.B: If he skips he agrees…or hes just lazy and said fuck it..its not my team.

  86. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    1. My Arrieta for his Altuve (replacing Travis or waiver 2B) if I could swing it?

    2. For this week only at 2B in a H2H OBP league, would you play:

    Travis (full slate, v.LAA and SEA)
    DeShields Jr. (full slate, @BOS and NYY)
    Jace (full slate, v. TB and MIL)
    LeMaeihu (full slate + an extra game, v. PHI and SF)

    I’m currently leaning DeShields for this week only due to the nice BB rate, steal likelihood, and tasty matchups.

    Thanks!

  87. Bruh – this one practically writes itself. The term you’re looking for is “Savenfreude”

    From the original
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schadenfreude

    And the ideal is when your closer blows a save for your opponent with an unearned run from an inherited base runner, then your boy goes on for the W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Yeah, someone mentioned it above

  88. Wilson says:
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    SON seems to like Gio Gonzalez’s start tomorrow $19.9 vs NYY Eovaldi

    Will you start him in a QS league? Thanks

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Yup

      • Wilson says:
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        SON likes Liriano ($20.4 vs MIN Nolasco) as well.

        Gio or Liriano for next start tomorrow? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both…Liriano

  89. Drew says:
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    6×6 OPS which 2 SSs do you want? Feel dirty even asking but…

    Xander, Iglesias, Crawford, Cozart

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Drew: Xander, Crawford

  90. Zack Grahm says:
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    Is there any good reason to buy low on Jason Heyward?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Zack Grahm: Not unless its dirt cheap

  91. David says:
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    Which side, Price/C.Davis or Bautista/Dickerson? Thanks.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @David: Bautista

  92. Loudness of the Lamb says:
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    Grey you’re keeping me laughing through a gruesome 2 week stretch. thanks! That Tanaka line was inspired prose.

    A term for a closer blowing a prime time pitcher’s win: How about a little Dickie V: “That’s a PTP take down baby!”

  93. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Eovaldi or McCullers?

    • TheMuppetManiac says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac:

      Would you drop Bogaerts for Andrelton Simmons, Jace Peterson, Danny Espinosa or Brad Miller?

      Drop V-Mart for Logan Morrison, Chase Headley or Adam LaRoche?

  94. ryanoger says:
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    Need to fill my Util. spot who do I add?

    Ozuna (just dropped), Ortiz (just dropped), Yasmany Tomas, Belt, J Harrison, Brad Miller, D Fowler?

    Who gets the boot then Lackey, McCullers, or Karns?

    AND…

    Is trading away Alex Wood to get d’Arnaud fair?

    Grandal owner

    Great Read, “Rubby and Tubby!”

    thanks grey
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Thanks! Ozuna…McCullers…I’d hold Alex…

  95. Goose! says:
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    Glossary suggestions.

    Closerkaze – when your closer blows the win for your opponent’s starting pitcher

    And

    Blownzai! – the expression you yell when you have a closerkaze.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose!: I like blownzai, will add it to the list

      • stuff says:
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        @Grey: closerkaze is great. im stealing it for personal use. any money i make, i’ll send some to you Goose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  96. Disgraceful List says:
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    Love the Tanaka comment…Currently own Alex Guerrero, and someone dropped Maikel Franco. Would you make the swap – it is a keeper league. Thanks as always for the advice!

  97. Cram It says:
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    Kamikasave

  98. Grey-

    Fiers, Buckholtz, Latos ROS?

    Also, Heyward and closer for Strasburg?

    Thanks my man!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @kR Express: Fiers/Strasburg

  99. Nick says:
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    Trade Question:
    I’m in a 12 team 10 keeper roto league and was offered the following trade. I have Goldschmidt/Cano/Strasburg and was offered Stanton/Rendon/Arenado. Should I take it?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nick: If your good at first without Goldy id take it

      • Nick says:
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        I can plug in Frasier

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Nick: That works

  100. Collin Wilis says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I started out the season with an atrocious pitching staff. I was able to buy low on a number of pitchers, and I believe my staff is pretty damn good. I’m in 2nd place of a 10 team roto keeper league for big $, 6×6 (SLG, OBP, R, HR, RBI, SB) and (IP, QS, ERA, WHIP, K, S)….my team is below, do you think I need to make an adjustments? My OBP is really bad, and I think it’s only going to get worse. Thanks! – btw, waivers are picked clean, not much talent in terms of bats at all.

    C: Vogt
    1B: Abreu
    2B: D.Gordon
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Tulo
    1B/3B: Morales
    OF: J.Upton
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Dickerson (May be headed to DL as you know)
    OF: Grandy
    OF: DeShields
    Util: Marisnick
    Bench: Yan Gomes
    Bench: Empty (Just did 2 for 1 to get Tulo)
    DL: D’arnaud

    SP: Strasburg, Grienke, Arrieta, McHugh, Syndergaard, Buchholz, Paxton
    RP: Rosenthal, Soria, W.Davis

    My plan is to put Vogt at 1B/3B when Gomes/D’arnaud return, D’ardnaud will be one of my 3 keepers from the 24th round, any advice would be much appreciated!

    • Collin Wilis says:
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      @Collin Wilis: Forgot to mention my 2B/SS is Devon Travis!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Collin Wilis: Gomes is unnecessary, your outfield is a mess

  101. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Glossary terms

    Salve- the soothing blown save
    Hung Jeurys-it’s a no decision

      • Birrrdy! says:
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        @Grey: thinking “Blown Salve” might be a better rendition… IMHO

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s going on the list

  102. wjessereid says:
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    I’ve been carrying 4 SP in a 5 start 12 team H2H and streaming the 5 th when needed , Lester, deGrom, Syndergaard and Hughes.

    Should I be dropping Hughes for a guy like Rubby or Paxton?

  103. Jerms says:
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    Familia caused a “Happy Ending”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerms: I prefer others above

  104. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    You forgot to mention last night that Bryce Harper went 3-5 with 2HRs and 6 RBI while standing on the wing of the team plane on their flight back to Washington.

    After the effort and still outside he donned at a star trek captain’s uniform and treated the team to a hilarious mashup re-enactment of the Twilight Zone’s Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.

    It’s a one man play with Harper doing all the roles. His befuddled stewardess in that captain’s get-up is amazing.

  105. Skeezix says:
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    How done is Utley? I am negotiating to possibly add Grandal and/or Tomas to my squad, but I would likely need to take on Utley in exchange for Zobrist. How bad an idea is that, given that I would likely be starting Utley as my 2nd 2B (Kipnis)? My catchers are Zunino, Chirinos and D’Arnaud, and Tomas would likely work as my Rookie (my 3B are Frazier and Machado.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Skeezix:

      Dad’s Kingsford broiled hockey puck burger done?

  106. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    When your closer blows the save for his SP’s W, he’s committed a Blow-Dub!
    (Dub as in W)
    ie.
    Familia gave Harvey a blow-dub last night

    Great Tanaka line btw

  107. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Shadenfriende – when your closer blows a save but in doing so costs your opponent a win.

  108. toppleprone says:
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    Will you rank these guys in leagues that value QS instead of Wins?
    Fires
    Rubby
    Chase Anderson
    Jorge De La Rosa

    Thanks!

  109. Xavier says:
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    Anyone know anything at all about Adonis Garcia? Worth a FAAB bid in a 12-team NL league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Xavier: Everyone is worth a bid there… Bid a $1

  110. Ricky P says:
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    Would you trade Dan Haren for Yasmani Tomas?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ricky P: I would

  111. Grey- another great job.
    It’s a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB and pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS.

    Received this trade offers: Give J. Zimmerman. Get Papelbon and Tomas

    Current Staff: J. Zim, Pineda, Scherzer, Carrasco, Fiers, Strasburg, Corbin(DL), Iwakuma(DL)
    Closers: A. Miller and A, Ramos
    OF’s: Ozuna, Polanco, Fowler, R. Zimmerman, Prado, Zobrist (DL)
    3B’s: K. Bryant, R. Zim, Prado
    I’ll need to drop 1. Your thoughts? Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • An add on if you don’t mind.

        Give J. Zim. Get Cargo and Anibal. Thumbs Up?

        Thanks, again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CarGo side

  112. Gaylords says:
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    Is Cespedes too much for Aroldis…

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Gaylords:

      Aroldis is too much for Cespedes maybe. It’s pretty close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Yoenis

  113. OneI'dWilly says:
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    Need to drop 1 of these guys Keeper league. Auction $260 salary
    Fister $14 through 2017 season
    Iwakuma $9 2017
    Ryu $11 2017
    Corbin $1 2017

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  114. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Fun with Matt Harvey:

    First K% 73.1% (2nd in MLB)
    Out of zone swing %: 36.3% (8th)
    Out of zone contact rate: 55% (9th)
    Contact % overall 74%: (8th)
    K to BB ratio: 7/1 (5th)….note Bartolo’s k to bb is 42 FORTY TWO!
    Fastball velocity 94.8 (7th)

    So when you pound the zone early, you have swing and miss stuff late in the count, and you never walk anybody and your fastball velocity is top 10 in the game. Yeah, you’re nasty nasty nasty.

    By the way, average fastball velocity has increase for 6 straight years. 63 different players threw at least 1 95+ mph pitch last year. AFV last year was almost 93. Average is now 93. Really fast is the new fast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure if you’ve watched him, but the Mets announcer keep talking about how he doesn’t look 100% yet, and I agree

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah hes not fully there yet…which is scary to think about with how good hes been…

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        The radio guys last night were definitely saying he wasn’t sharp, especially early.

        When he commands the two seam like he can he’s completely unhittable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Kluber has a 73-1 K/BB over his past 5 starts i believe

      Ridiculous

  115. coacher says:
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    I have HanRam at $26 in a 14-team 5×5 (OBP, R, RBI, SB, HR-QS, K, ERA, WHIP, Sv+Holds) while another owner is sniffing around him. He has Kershaw at $37 and might offer him. Should I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Hanley, it’s fair

  116. Colonel Angus says:
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    I just traded Tomas and Myers for J Up. I’m not even mad about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  117. Joeg414 says:
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    Michael Taylor : Back to being a Starter again for at least two weeks, if Werth hits the DL ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  118. TJ says:
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    I dropped Jay Bruce the other day, and it felt wonderful.

    Thinking now it might be time to do the same with Jason Heyward.
    Denard Span, Curtis Granderson, Marlon Byrd and Nori Aoki all available. Worth dropping Heyward for any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  119. The Rhino says:
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    Regardless of needs which side is better in a 12 team 6×6 roto? Arenado/Strasburg/Soler offered for my Kershaw/Beltre/Melancon

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @The Rhino: Arenado side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

    • The Rhino says:
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      @The Rhino: Thanks guys. Appreciate your insight.

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

    Polar Bear fur is transparent, not white.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like Steve Martin too

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha

  121. Trenchtown says:
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    Glossary Term: (This is a stretch, but maybe Grey can play off my idea)

    Hurley : Remember when Hugo won the lottery, but cursed those around him in Lost… When your closer hurls a blown save only to find out it took away the win for your opponent’s starting pitcher.

    or

    Almond Joy (schadenfruede sounds to dark IMO)

    Keep up the great work Grey (and staff)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better, thanks!

  122. depppet says:
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    10 team H2H

    what deal would you rather take if you owned Price?

    Price for Bautista and Archer?

    Price and Morales for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  123. dom says:
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    Is Swihart worth holding onto in a 12 team H2H with categories OPS, H, BB, R, RBI, HR, XBH, SB? I’m starting Willin & Able Rosario this week with Lucroy on DL. I could use roster spot to snag smooth fella Yasmani or someone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Swihart

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Wada ya think about Tysuyoshi making his 2015 debut at PETCO tomorrow? Stream him or Brett Anderson (@SF) tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wada

  124. andrew says:
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    Grey,
    I have Jake Lamb coming off the DL soon; does he have a position to play with ARZ, now that Tomas seems to be playing well? will he get regular at bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb will be on the bench

  125. Warren says:
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    Lineup is:

    C: waiver schmotato
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: DeShields
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Tulo
    OF: Harper
    OF: Bautista
    OF: A Garcia
    UTIL: Abreu
    DL: Puig
    BN: Arenado
    BN: Correa

    I want to get Altuve (he’s in a mini slump so could maybe get a tiny discount) to fix my 2nd base situation. OBP league. Altuve owner needs pitching and a 3rd baseman.

    Arenado and Richards for Altuve too much? Love Nolan, but would fit my needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  126. Trusty Russ says:
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    Drop Russell for any of these in 12 5x5OBP H2H? (Limited pickups 2 a week)

    DeShields, Miller, Espinosa, Jace

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: You’re like a lover scorned from miller…give him one more chance, i know he hurt you and publicly humiliated you but hes a changed man now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never forget!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Trusty Russ: B-RAD from the bu

  127. ItsaJesse says:
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    Glossary Term: Judas Kiss

    (Biblical Reference)

    Judas, one of Jesus Christ’s 12 main disciples (kind of like your team’s relief staff), betrays him after following him. Judas (J. Familia) sells Jesus Christ (Harvey) out for his own good (to get that save/win) but in the end Judas doesn’t factor in the decision and they both don’t win… But Jesus always gets the last laugh… Gets crucified then resurrected from the dead, everybody loves him (much like Matt Harvey and his tommy john surgery and everyone loves him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I think we have better though

  128. J-FOH says:
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    Great title Rudy! The writing was good too, Grey. This one had me rollin “He (Lance, not Mike) had a 13.3 K/9”

    For my two cents I like Buttersave and Kamikasave the best so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: this poses the question, what would Mike’s K/9 be. I think its about 11?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Higher

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: he is pretty good, I know yours is 27…okay maybe 25

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Higher

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you can’t be higher than 27

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Only I can

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Rubby and Tubby made me chortle…gotta go with Crammy here, Kamikasave is really good, it includes the element that you’re attacking another owner, to the point that you are sacrificing your own stats, it’s pretty perfect if you ask me, but then again, I’m just a f#[email protected]&d.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Blownzai!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: I’ve always been a stones guy

  129. Smhach says:
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    Need one for tomorrow who is it, trust the Wada?
    Locke vs minni $2.4
    Chase @miami & 4.9
    Wada @ SD $7.9

  130. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I streamed Rubby yesterday and I’ve been holding Tubby all year (looks like it’s finally paying off, but where is the power Marlyn Byrd doppelganger) Great pairing! I just got an alert that ” Corey Dickerson is sleeping in a special sock to help heal the plantar fascitis in his left foot.” He’s only sleeping with it? WTF mang, you should be wearing that shiz every minute of the day sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber, but I digress, I’ll let you know when I get the, “Corey Dickerson has been placed on the 15 day Disabled List” alert. 12 team keeper Harvey in the 24th round for Donaldson 8th round

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Thanks, BFF!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Guess the sock didn’t help last night. He’s on the DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sigh

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: I concur, but the good news is Tulo and Arenado are ready to Smash tonight!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hopefully!

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: BFF, why do I feel like the Rockies are “Jessy’s Girl”? It’s like your BFF has the perfect Girl/Match Up and no matter what you do, it goes sideways? Harang in Coors and he dodges the Regression Fairies” How does the Harangatang do it??

  131. Bostero111 says:
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    Would you drop Hammel, Rubby, or Happ for Fiers? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  132. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Thanks for the OZUNA line. I’m still chuckling.

    Speed bench bat question:

    Drop DeShields for Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold

  133. Smhach says:
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    Trust the Wada?

    Starting Locke vs minni $2.4
    Chase at miami & 4.9
    Wada at SD $7.9
    Greene against brewers $ 4.7

    Who do you trust

  134. J-FOH says:
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    I have nothing for a term but maybe someone can work with this.

    Familia fell on the grenade for me when he win blocked Rudy by being my martyr. Does anyone have a better way of saying fell on the grenade or jump on the grenade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martyr/mortar?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      I was thinking FUR earlier (Fuck U, Rudy)

      Bartyr: blown save+martyr

      Familia was the bartyr tot he cause. Plus it’s kind of bartering. Trade the save for the pain inflicted on your enemy (Rudy).

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @GhostTownSteve:

        Great minds…and also you and I…occasionally think alike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: does the GhostTownSteve JFOH tag team entry Bartyr get consideration?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you are tops so far with Blownzai!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Blownzai wasn’t mine

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I thought you said that in response to Crams

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think someone mentioned it above me

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: well then I’ll stop raining praise on you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      thats an odd first

                • GhostTownSteve says:
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                  @J-FOH:

                  Not feeling blownzai t’all.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @J-FOH: bartyr stupid auto correct

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @J-FOH:

            I like bartyr and salve. Familia with the salve…a real bartyr to the cause.

            I just got stew in my eye.

  135. crock says:
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    Pujols or Longo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • crock says:
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        @Grey:
        Follow up: Longo or Carpenter?
        I have a chance to flip Pujols for one of the 2.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Longo

  136. depppet says:
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    Price, Morales and Frazier for Goldy Samardzjia and Pujlos…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  137. Great White North says:
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    A Rim-Timlin? A Gossaged Goose?

    RELIEVER BLOWN SAVES SAVES IP ARM
    1. Goos Gossage 112 310 1,809.1 R
    2. Rollie Fingers 109 341 1,701.1 R
    3. Jeff Reardon 106 367 1,132.1 R
    4. Lee Smith 103 478 1,289.1 R
    5. John Franco 101 424 1,245.2 L
    5. Bruce Sutter 101 300 1,042.0 R
    7. Sparky Lyle 95 238 1,390.1 L
    8. R Hernandez 94 326 1,071.1 R
    9. Gene Garber 82 218 1,510.0 R
    10. Kent Tekulve 81 184 1,436.2 R
    10. Gary Lavelle 81 136 1,085.0 L
    12. Mike Timlin 80 141 1,204.1 R
    13. Doug Jones 78 303 1,128.1 R
    14. Jesse Orosco 77 144 1,295.1 L
    14. Mik Marshall 77 188 1,386.2 R
    14. Rick Aguilera 77 318 1,291.1 R
    17. Lind McDaniel 76 172 2,139.1 R
    17. Trev Hoffman 76 601 1,089.1 R
    17. Franc Cordero 76 329 824.2 R
    20. Todd Jones 75 319 1,072.0 R

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  138. mooberry says:
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    Walker or Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  139. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think that Stubbs is worth a look in the event of Dickerson going to the DL? Is there any reason to think that Josh Hamilton could have some impact when he returns?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Stubbs

  140. Nation says:
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    Great stuff as always grey.

    Bit of a pickle in one league (12 team mixed roto) where the strategy going into the draft was punt SP (and stream. this league has unlimited transactions) early season, and draft a lot of bats and then lock up closers as well.

    After an early season swoon, the regression fairies have hit hard on the streaming side, and the bats aren’t exactly lighting the world on fire (9, 8, and 2 points in runs, HR, and RBI).

    C- Hundley
    1b- E5
    2b- Harrison
    3b- Donaldson
    SS- Castro
    oF- Myers
    OF- Souza
    OF- Hamilton
    Util- Ortiz

    Bench bats are- Guerrero, Tomas, Bruce, Trumbo, Duda, Franco

    Traded Kenley Jansen for Salazar the other day, and Puig for Stras before Puig hit the disgraced list. Stras now has a 7.50~ Era for my team! Awesome!

    As for pitchers we have the aforementioned starters, and also Leake (stream. Ha!) to go with boxberger/rosenthal/axford/Melancon/Tolleson.

    We’ve tried moving a closer like box and trumbo for an arrieta/archer type to teams that are struggling in power and ratios, but no bites. Whats the course of action here other than giving up, and crying to the mustache gods?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Play hot hands and bench your OF and UTIL

  141. JB2 says:
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    Everything’s “Blow-win My Way”?

    Got offered Trumbo/Reyes/1st-rounder for Correa/DeShields/4th. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better.. Correa side

    • Nation says:
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      @JB2: dynasty or redraft?

      • JB2 says:
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        @Nation: redraft. This guy is obsessed with Correan BBQ, though, so I’ll see what I can get out of him.

  142. Rich says:
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    Hey Grey, can you rank these guys for ROS? Karns, Haren, Happ, Bolsinger, Heston. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren, Happ

  143. Sandlot Bully says:
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    12 team 6X6 (OBP) H2H

    I have McCann rostered. Grandal and Gomes (my DL spot is empty) are both available on the wire.

    Please rank ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes, Grandal

  144. Big W says:
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    Since bangfizzle is when your player starts with a HR, but then goes hittless the rest of the way, perhaps we can kinda use that idea for the glossary term… Fizzlebang! When your closer fizzles by blowing the save…but then BANG! when your opponent doesn’t get the win!

    We may be able to do better…but you never know!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling that

  145. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Hope this question doesn’t disappoint you cause I know catchers aint shit BUT….

    Would you drop any of the following for Wilin

    Alex Guerrero
    Brad Miller
    Delino DeShields
    Mike Wright

    My 2B right now is Valbuena, and my catcher is Vogt.

    Assuming you pick Mike Wright, what if he wasn’t in the mix, as I’m very light on pitching currently?

    Thanks as always!!

    My current

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  146. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Heard a fun blurb on the radio last night. Su Novio is only 25 years old and Dan Jennings is his SEVENTH major league manager. That’s just silly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  147. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Is this guy a pickup for this year, his elbow seems fine..

    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Hector Olivera has passed his physical with the Dodgers.
    The Dodgers have yet to make an official announcement, but this means that his six-year, $62.5 million contract is official. The 30-year-old should be ready to make an impact in short order, but the Dodgers will likely have him play some games in the minors in order to get up to speed.
    Source: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterMay 19 – 12:45 PM

  148. Any chance Cisheck shits his way back into the closer role? I am thinking of putting him on my bench rather then cutting him. Need help everywhere though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. DeezNutz says:
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    Trade Utley to get J.D. Martinez?

    Other MI are Devon Travis and Rendon. Other OF are Carlos Gomez, Justin Upton, Kemp, Betts, Span, Garcia and Puig

    R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP x K, QS, W, SV, ERA, WHIP

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @DeezNutz: I would

    • Cram It says:
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      @DeezNutz: Somebody wants Utley?

      • DeezNutz says:
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        @Cram It: Yep

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @DeezNutz:

      Sure if your non-baseball watching 13 year old cousin with the ghost piloted team wants to do it, why not?

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @DeezNutz:

          It’s a very very bad trade for the person getting Utley.

          • DeezNutz says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: Gotcha, I wasn’t entirely sure I understood you there, lol. Accepted right away, that was offered to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. Jack says:
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    As a former baseball coach – LOVED the Jennings comments.

    Speaking of Jennings … I like Ramos but with Dan Jennings as manager (didn’t he agree to give Cishek a huge raise to avoid arb last winter?) I wonder if he’ll give Cishek his job back if he can improve his performance – just to prove he was right to give him the raise. Also, with the announcement that Ramos was the closer DJ added “We will look to continue to get him (Cishek) the work and let him iron that out,” With the GM acting as the manager I think we need to see BOTH continued failure of Cishek and continued success of Ramos for at least a few weeks for Ramos to be the closer ROS. Thoughts? Is Ramos > Cecil right now?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jack: It’s gonna take a lot for Ramos to give it up. And yes, Ramos over Cecil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cecil over Ramos

  151. Tom says:
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    In OBP league is my Fowler + Reddick for his Frazier a good deal?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Tom: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier side

  152. Smhach says:
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    Starting Locke vs minni $2.4
    Chase @miami & 4.9
    Wada @ SD $7.9
    Greene vs brewers $4.7

    Trust Wada?

  153. GhostTownSteve says:
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    On the plus side, Jennings should feel right at home coaching Yelich.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Haha…pretty sure Yelich wasn’t born the last time Jennings coached

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. Dave says:
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    Was offered Tulo for my Simmons and Harrison and I can’t believe I’m hesitating on accepting. I would have Panik replace Harrison at U. I think I’m crazy but my gut is telling me to pass. Tulo’s injuries and being traded out of Colorado scare me. 10 team NL only league. What do you think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo side

  155. Funketown says:
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    @Grey –
    buttersave and silver nining … not too shabby.

    1 .a happy bending
    2. the pleasurepill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

      • Funketown says:
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        @Grey: rolliefingered

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think we have better

  156. handy afterall says:
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    save-o masochism?

    Chavez or shoemaker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better… Chavez

  157. Green monstah says:
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    Hey grey!

    Just read that wil Myers may be placed on the DL, if that happens I can place him in my DL slot so I can add someone ;

    Who would you add; Hunter pence, Yasmany Tomas (3b/OF), maikel Franco, Josh Hamilton , or Dexter fowler.

    Thanks!

    • Green monstah says:
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      @Green monstah:

      It’s a h2h points weekly lock league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Granderson is also available but I’m highly leaning toward pence ;

        Just waiting on the DL word;

        We start 4 outfielders

        Bryce Harper, mark trumbo, Josh reddick, joc pederson , puig on DL slot #1, we have 2 DL spots

        On my bench for OF I have wil Myers

        Thanks again keep on rocking out!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pence

  158. Orange Snacks says:
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    Comic Relief: Laughing out loud when the ineptitude of your rostered reliever ruins an opponent’s shot at a win. – bonus points if said opponent is in the same room.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  159. Smoke says:
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    Starting Locke vs minni $2.4
    Chase @miami & 4.9
    Wada @ SD $7.9
    Greene vs brewers $4.7

    Trust Wada??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  160. Terra says:
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    You starting bruce against Ventura or soler against shields. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  161. TheCHOSENONE says:
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    Locke vs minni $2.4
    Chase @miami & 4.9
    Wada @ SD $7.9
    Greene against the brewers $4.7

    Need to pick one who do you love!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with SON

  162. Mark says:
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    Mixed league, year-long keeper (5) points league:

    I need some bats, and have a few enticing but underperforming pitchers to move.

    My Yordano for his Carlos Gonzales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  163. dem ribbies says:
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    Owner just dropped Segura. Worth a DL stash or wait and see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash

  164. Strolg says:
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    My starting pitcher left with a three run lead in the ninth and Rudy’s closer came in and Marmolated it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  165. tank1 says:
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    Who do you like more ROS: Strasburg or Price? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  166. coacher says:
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    Keep 2 of these 3 active and put one on the bench. (14-team OBP, R, RBI, HR, SB)

    Wilmer Flores
    Corey Spangenberg
    Jung Ho Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Spangenberg

  167. AA says:
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    Which side do you prefer in a keeper league trade:

    Arrieta and Donaldson for Pujols, Cano and Billy Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  168. Malicious Phenom says:
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    When do you announce the winner of the glossary term contest..hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t announce it, I just put the winner in the glossary and use it occasionally

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: oh, ok, cool

  169. morecowbell says:
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    What say you about the following trade?

    Joey Bats + Alex Wood for Harper.

    Joey’s shoulder seems to be an increasing concern and Harper is looking pretty decent. Alex Wood would be to sweeten the pot b/c this guy really needs pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  170. G says:
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    Closer cock block? Not catchy enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  171. Tony says:
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    You riding choos hot bat vs Miley or hoping Martin shows some speed today with a mix of power vs Miley

    What do you think of Lyons is he a legit streamer has a $20 on SON

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo, I listen to SON

  172. booya says:
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    Which side: Bautista or Strasburg, Wacha & Kimbrel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  173. Tom says:
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    You like Wadas start @ SD $7 or Jaime Garcia vs @mets $20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  174. Nightpandas says:
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    How about, here comes my “blowser”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling it

  175. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    Glossary term for the joy that comes with your closer blowing a save for your opponent’s starter: Blown Savior

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling it

  176. Steve says:
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    Dannys has been a disappointment this season.

    How would you rank:

    Dannys, Miller, LaMahieu, Lindor for the ROS? They all pretty much in the same low-end tier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  177. Max says:
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    Drop Grandal to activate D’Arnaud ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop heyward for rasmus, granderson, peguero (platoon)

    OFs are
    Jup, Dickerson, Ozuna, Span, souza, heyward, Tomas Utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Granderson

  179. PB&J says:
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    Start Ventura vs CIN tonight? My H2H league counts BB as a negative.

    If he stinks tonight (and Walker and Folty have decent games), you think drop him for Walker, Wada, Folty, Colome, or the maker of shoes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  180. Eric says:
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    Would you give kershaw and Adam jones for trout and Kenley Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  181. booya says:
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    Lind, Valbuena, Howard or Kh Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  182. Illogical Thinker says:
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    I’m surprised no one has went with the going home with a fat chick route. You know cause you hate it but your still getting laid.

    Captain Ahab? Hoggin?

    Not witty enough to get a connection.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not feeling it

  183. King Andrus says:
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    Great column as usual Grey.

    Current: Vogt, Abreu, Atluve, Franco, Alexei, Wong, Fielder, AJones, Dickerson, JD, Yelich, Pollock, Myers, Reddick

    I have Wright and Reyes both taking up a spot, hopefully back soon although it sounds like Myers and Dickerson will be joining them.

    Tomas, Souza, Granderson, DeShields, Byrd, Rollins, and Bogarts(just dropped) are all available..which of these guys do you prefer ROS compared to my current batters? 6×6 OPS H2H

    Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Souza over Pollock

  184. Cram It says:
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    Save-atage. Like sabotage. If you didn’t get that without the comparison, then never mind.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Blown sabotage? Blown save-atage? Blufftoni? Blumpkin? Now I’m just rambling…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, I’ll put it on the list

  185. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft 5×5

    C- Yasmani Grandal
    1B- Paul Goldschmidt
    2B- Brian Dozier Min
    3B- Evan Longoria
    SS- Ian Desmond
    OF- Nelson Cruz, Polanco, Myers
    Util- Chris Davis, OZUNA

    DL- Anthony Rendón
    DL- d’Arnaud

    SP- Kluber, Arrieta, deGrom, Salazar, Buchholz, Lackey, Karns
    RP- Rosenthal, Rodney, Street, Wade Davis

    Been offered José Abreu for my Kluber? Take the trade right or hold?! Shallow league some solid pitching available I feel like…

    thanks grey!
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu side

  186. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Oh my! Jose Tabata is about to reappear. Lock up your grandmas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  187. Atlas says:
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    Mike Matheny has gotten really annoying with this leadoff situation.

    He wonders why leadoff batters are struggling ? Uhhh because no one bats there more than a couple games in a row.

    Wong would make a great leadoff hitter. He will probably be moved down today since he didnt get three hits off of HARVEY last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  188. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Hi, I’m AL Player of the Week Brad Miller.

    I feel like Brad is a go to bully name for hack sitcom writers.

    “It’s Brad! Let’s get out of here.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  189. Patt says:
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    Drop heyward for avisail, Fowler, brandon belt, Byrd or hold since it’s 10 team league and my outfield is pretty deep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  190. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Fun with Corey Kluber. He’s got the highest swinging strike percentage in mlb at 14.6%. But on his slider….on his slider it’s 27.3%. Holy unhittable cheese.

    Ed Farmer is the worst homer doing MLB broadcasts. Between him on Chi Sox radio and Hawk on TV all that’s missing is pom poms. Sickening. I guess somebody has to root for the White Sox. Might as well be their broadcast team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup and yup

  191. U.N. Owen says:
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    Thank you, Grey, and others. Really enjoying the site.

    10 team Roto league:

    I have Abreu and Betances
    Have been offered D. Ortiz and Odorizzi.

    I am at the top of the table but am nervous about my pitching — have been getting good results from Colon, Burnett and Harang, which makes me wonder how tenable that is (also have Gray).

    Trader has A. Miller so Betances has particular value.

    I am resisting, but though I would visit the oracle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Abreu side, it’s not close

  192. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Danny Santana has surged ahead of Bartolo in the walk/don’t walk race 2-1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  193. Swfcdan says:
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    B(r)ad (good?) Miller or B Crawford as a middle infidel?

  194. Scott says:
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    Billy Burns is not in the lineup again. What’s up with that?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Scott:

      Probably because super sam played yesterday and they won. Silly but true? Sam’s catch on the hill was neato.

      One other explanation is with Burns and Crisp out there the A’s have a couple of pie throwers and team are running like crazy on them. Fuld is at least a little better. With the A’s defense being horrible all around maybe that’s a factor?

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Scott:

          I like lard in my crust

  195. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Premature ejaculation

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: or has this been used already…sounds familiar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  196. Brett says:
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    Grey who closes in tamp box or McGee? As a box owner would you trade Souza for McGee?

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: league has category for saves and one for holds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee… Sure

  197. Scott says:
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    Okay, Lackey’s been great, but Lance McCullers has upside!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  198. Swfcdan says:
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    Brad Miller or Crawford for MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford in Coors

  199. GhostTownSteve says:
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    All your gravatars are belong to us?

    Pujols has hit 4 homer in 15 May games. If he kept up that pace and played in 100 more games for the rest of the season he’d finish the year with 33. I’d take that. The runs and RBIs are lagging behind but he still looks like a pretty good bet for 25/90/90/.270.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I’ve watched Angel games more than i care to admit, stupid Time Warner, and the latin 40 is not looking right. I’d correct that .270 to .250

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bartolo! I bet he hits lower than .260

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ll take action from both of you on over .265. Lose buys a round in Phoenix next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Done and done

  200. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Anybody else starting Aaron Harang at COL and Hector Santiago at TOR tonight…in the same league? Should I consider this a rhetorical question?

    • Scott says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I’m having a double Sanchez with Frias.

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Scott:

        I have a feeling it’s going to be an offense bloodbath tonight. I’ve been buying luck hedge insurance lately by playing daily fantasy. I play a one dollar team and pick up all offensive guys who are going against my pitchers. Running a team with Russell Martin, Valencia and Collabello agin’ Santiago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own them

  201. Dan Rydell says:
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    6×6 redraft league with holds and OPS

    Looking to buy low on Strasburg to help my Starting Pitching. Is it worth the risk of a potential DL stint soon?

    Kris Bryant and Stephen Strasburg
    for
    Chris Davis, Avisail Garcia, Danny Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant side

      • Dan Rydell says:
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        @Grey: Thanks grey. You’ve got the best FBB advice around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  202. Jimmy says:
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    Got a guy looking to flip Trout for multiple players because he has so many injuries (Puig, Rendon, VMart). I’d lie to try and get him. Would you trade Altuve/Elsberry for Trout/Rendon? I have Devon Travis to plug in at 2b until Rendon gets back. This is H2H redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him lower

  203. Swfcdan says:
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    And you rather have A Wood or Paxton rest o way?

    • Scott says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d rather have a wood. Oh, you’re talking baseball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  204. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I really liked the Karn’s start against the Braves today only to find out they moved him back to start against Oakland. Erasmo is screwing me again and he is not even on my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  205. dem ribbies says:
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    Kinsler or Dozier ROS, gotta deal one.

    5×5 w/ OPS instead of AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  206. tony says:
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    strasburg and vogt for king felix? wich side???

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @tony: didn’t Felix just tweek his leg a little? wonder how that’s gonna shake out. maybe you can play that angle to get a better deal. would be a shame to lose vogt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix

  207. Zach Canino says:
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    Quick question.
    Tomas or Belt for bench/utility spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  208. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    Glossary: ‘goose grease!’

    In honor of blown saves leader Goose Gossage and male pasttime jacking off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we’re going with silver nining…

  209. Patt says:
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    If your outfielders are marte, souza, Polanco, upton, Adam Jones, soler, heyward are you dropping any of them for Fowler or avisail

    Drop travis or russell for bmiller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Travis for Miller

  210. Brian says:
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    Thoughts on a possible trade…. My Kazmir, C-Mart, and Siegrist (we use holds and saves as separate cats) for his Kenley Jensen, Phil Hughes and Patrick Corbin (DL)?

    10 team h2h keeper. My current Pitching Roster is: Kershaw, Greinke, Lester, Kazmir, Samarzija, Fiers, C-Mart, Ventura, Hammel, J. Nelson. Robertson, Box, Uehara, Betances, W. Davis, Siegrist.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  211. Chicken Dinner says:
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    When you closers BLOWS it and PREVENTS a win for your opponent he’s an IUD

    Intentionally unpleasant defense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Didn’t see silver nining. It’s much better.

  212. nightpandas says:
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    L Martin & Axford for Bruce & Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  213. Parley says:
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    Ozuna back in the lineup batting cleanup need help with two spots
    Start bruce vs ventura
    Ozuna vs hellickson
    Choo vs Miley

    Pick two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna vs hellickson
      Choo vs Miley

  214. Mike says:
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    Best bet to cover for Dickerson?

    Stubbs, Granderson, Harrison, Ethier, Colabello, Parra, LoMo, Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs at home

  215. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    Yo G

    ROS?

    Tomas/Souza/Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  216. Jim says:
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    De la Rosa over Alex wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  217. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, I’m currently in 1st place but looking to make some changes on my bench for improvements. I know I need help at 3rd and C.

    Waiver – Choo, Peterson, Forsyte, Drop Galvis, Travis Ortiz Cain or Gordon for any of those guys?

    Pitching – Karns, De La Rusa, Paxton all on waivers.. Do I drop CMart or Fiers for 2 of them?

    Starters
    C Miguel Montero C | CHC
    1B Anthony Rizzo 1B | CHC
    2B Devon Travis 2B | TOR
    3B Carlos Santana 1B,3B | CLE
    SS Freddy Galvis SS | PHI
    OF Mookie Betts OF | BOS
    OF Yoenis Cespedes OF | DET
    OF Justin Upton OF | SD
    U Eric Hosmer 1B | KC

    Bench
    3B Pablo Sandoval 3B | BOS
    SS Ian Desmond SS | WAS
    OF Lorenzo Cain OF | KC
    OF Brett Gardner OF | NYY
    OF Alex Gordon OF | KC
    U David Ortiz U | BOS
    2B Anthony Rendon 2B,3B | WAS

    Pitchers

    Starters
    SP Sonny Gray SP | OAK
    SP Cole Hamels SP | PHI
    SP Jason Hammel SP | CHC
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Max Scherzer SP | WAS
    RP Andrew Miller RP | NYY
    RP Glen Perkins RP | MIN

    Bench
    SP Mike Fiers SP | MIL
    SP Carlos Martinez RP,SP | STL
    SP Julio Teheran SP | ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis for Choo, C-Mart for Rubby

  218. tony says:
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    archer and vogt for gerrit cole, i own yan gomes what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  219. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side do you like more? Gerrit Cole
    Or strasburg and mchugh? I have cole and was offered that. Do you think strasburg turns it around? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  220. The Flayed Man says:
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    Winblown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was suggested above

  221. It’s me again. I’m projected for 94 innings over the limit. I have Tyson Ross, James Paxton, and Chase Anderson. I’m getting killed on era and whip (although now that Kluber’s back on track, era is improving). I need speed and Gose is available. Should I just drop one of the above and add Gose or try to trade for someone with speed? Also, would you take J Chavez over any of the three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Anderson

  222. williaint says:
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    Thoughts on

    Desmond/Kazmir/CMart

    or

    Escobar/Tomas/Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  223. Gareth says:
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    Who to put at UT tonight :

    Andrelton Simmons home against Erasmo Ramirez.

    Brian McCann at Gio Gonzalez.

    Chris Carter home against your boy Sonny.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Gareth: carter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  224. Carnac says:
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    A blown save that costs your opponent a W sounds like it fits under Conshellation Prize, IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, that’s the SP gets rocked and you still get a win

      • Carnac says:
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        I will not rest until words in the Razzball Glossary have more than 1 definition, just like a real dictionary. I SHALL SOW INFINITE CONFUSION.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How about sonavabench?

    • Carnac says:
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      “16 times carried bat to first”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When did Wall Street Journal start doing click bait?

      • Carnac says:
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        Dunno. Half their content is behind a paywall. Just goes to show how malignant Upworthy, etc., has been.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, tomorrow’s title: Ten Hottest Pictures Every Kardashian (And Wil Myers Is DL’d)

          • Carnac says:
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            Haha… “Streamonator said Wade Miley was a bad start. He took the mound and you won’t believe what happened next.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  225. Sweep the leg johnny says:
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    the blown save and the lost W = the “chinese finger save” – screwed on both sides

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you don’t own the SP

  226. SteveNZ says:
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    Big question of the day – Reddick or Avisail tonight? Tron calls it 31-29 in favour of Reddick BTW.

    Guess I’m in for a sonavabench whichever way I go…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: This assuming I should start Holliday, which I really should in an OBP league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Wong 7th tonight. Bound to start hitting again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At this point, I’ll take hitting and low in the order then 0-for-5’s in leadoff

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: He’s pissing us off and he doesn’t care where he does it!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: Aviail gets to face Shawn Marcum? I thought that guy retired. Reddick vs Keuchel, no thank you. Avisail all the way

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: never mind, I was looking at tomorrows starters, Reddick already has a bomb against hernandez, but tommorrows is set for sure

  227. Carnac says:
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    Your BS costing the other guy a W: Sophie’s Choice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: wouldn’t that be Closer’s Choice?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  228. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey! Just had a trade question. In a 12 team H2H League with OBP and QS, which side would you prefer first and second?

    Pollock + Rendon or Cargo + Shields or Cargo + Kazmir + Brandon Phillips?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cargo and Shields

  229. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey. Help me out here bro. 10team h2h 5×5.

    Who wins in this trade?

    Send Alex Gordon, KC OF
    Send Eric Hosmer, KC 1B
    Send Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B
    Send Shelby Miller, Atl SP
    Send Jon Lester, ChC SP
    Send Matt Kemp, SD OF
    Send Jose Altuve, Hou 2B
    Receive Nolan Arenado, Col 3B
    Receive Adam Jones, Bal OF
    Receive Jacob deGrom, NYM SP
    Receive Ian Kinsler, Det 2B
    Receive Johnny Cueto, Cin SP
    Receive Mookie Betts, Bos OF
    Receive Jose Abreu, CWS 1B

    Thank u much

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @740: it appears every positional side is won/tied by 2nd team (arenado side), since
      arenado = beltre (or at least close
      jones + betts > kemp + gordon
      degrom + cueto > lester+shelby
      abreu > hosmer (clearly)
      only side that first team is better is
      altuve > kinsler

      so it comes down to whether or not difference between altuve-kinsler is more or less than abreu>hosmer. Is this dynasty or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  230. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I don’t get silver nining. What’s nining?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Win Blown gratification

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass:

        Love your handle.

        What is nining, though?

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: It’s what i used to call Tony Armas.

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Toe Knee Arm Ass:

            Yes I figured that out. But what is nining?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Portmanteau of nine and lining and inning

  231. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Anybody else noticed how good Souza seems to be in the first inning? 4 of his 6 homers have been in the first and his OPS coming in to tonight was 1.081 in the 1st. Shows up with his hitting shoes on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t noticed

  232. Jef with 1 f says:
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    Wacha is throwing gas tonight..between 95 and 97 on his fastball…only problem is it is straight as fuck so if he’s missing they’ll hit it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  233. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    1. QS league. mccullers or one of wada/elias/wandy. or could grab wada to see if he’s better, SON is ok on it for tomorrow.
    2. OPS/net steals/K’s/BB’s 12 team h2h. dickerson on DL, who’s best add. byrd/espinosa/colby/colabello/j.peterson/owings/b.miller/yes…many/forsythe. team is above middle of pack in everything, but bad at BB’s and K’s. Miller/Forsythe get the biggest bump due to the K/BB thing. this lineup
    ramos/rosario (till morneau’s back and in COL)
    rizzo
    harrison
    donaldson
    addison
    Upton
    Marte
    soler
    OF fowler
    util avisail
    BN heyward

    jesus, bad liriano showed up today, but how do three people score on a single without an error?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: i’m now seeing Rusney will be up soon so he might be better grab than those guys.

  234. Greyismyhero says:
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    Well Liriano is having one of his games it seems…Time for me to smoke.

    Peace out!

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I just did..thanks to Jon M.F. Niese..I’m happy now though

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Greyismyhero: this is worst start all year (i mean by end of year), damn well better be. I got that dude in probably just near 50% of leagues. Not sure if i’m hoping for him to have a minor injury or not here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it!

  235. Jeter North says:
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    Deshields over Burns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  236. Ships says:
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    A) My Cole for Braun? My OF sucks, startng 3 of Upton, Byrd, Polanco and Heyward.

    B) My Hughes for Dickerson? I have an open DL slot. Worth a DL stash

    SP’s are Cole, Carrasco, Pineda, Hughes, Chavez, Burnett, Latos, C Anderson, Rubby

    Wire OF’s are K Davis, Martin, Tomas, Beltran, Cuddyer

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Ships: I’d keep Cole and trade hughes for dickerson..that’s a good deal..you aren’t losing shit with Hughes

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jef with 1 f: definitely agree with dickerson, even with both of them worth less than preseason (underperformance on one side, nagging injury on the other), dickerson still was drafted like 100 or more slots higher for a good reason. Cole vs Braun could go either way based on team needs. If Cole’s your ace i’d hold, unless your OF is really weak, but if those two trades are for same league OF would be getting better with Dickerson anyway.

        • Ships says:
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          @goodfold2: My OF consists of 3 out of Upton, Byrd, Polanco and Heyward. Polanco and now Heyward sitting vs Lefties.

          Cole is my Ace along with Pineda, Carassco, Hughes, Chavez, Happ, Burnett, Latos, C Anderson, Rubby, McCullers. I’m leaning towards adding Braun… just noticed he hit another bomb today.

          I was actually making a move for Gomez until Dickerson came up gimpy. The owner pulled Gomez off the table and offered to pretty much give away Dickerson. Braun is on a different team. Worried when Dickerson comes back, I will have Byrd Polanco and Heyward on my bench wasting space and not much trade value.

      • Ships says:
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        @Jef with 1 f: Thanks J, great to get multiple feedback. I was thinking Hughes for Dickerson was a no brainer. Still leaves me needing an OF though so I might do the Braun deal. Cole is my ace along with Carassco and Pineda… the rest are all cream of the crap pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun

  237. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Liriano can’t pitch at home and great on the road same as last year yet in 2013 it was the opposite strange.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: he was pretty good everywhere so far this year though. Last year he was much better at home.

  238. FrankGrimes says:
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    Now liriano too.
    I can’t catch a break this year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! Grimey!

  239. Great White North says:
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    As a Brewer fan and an Anibal owner, I just had a rather conflicted moment. I thought for sure K Davis was going to make it four bombs in a row.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JB, is that you?

  240. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Win Blown Gratification doesn’t need any Portmanteau so smoke that. Well maybe a beer and a shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  241. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    plz rank ros

    rubby, paxx, karns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Rubby

  242. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Drop Anibal for Ruby or Hutchinson? Who do you like more for ros out of those three? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

  243. Mike says:
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    6*6 yahoo keeper league (keep 5):

    Who do you prefer?
    Chris Davis
    or
    Ian Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  244. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey love the stuff as always.

    With the latest report of Rusney most likely being called up soon, which bottom guy on my squad should I drop for him. I am in a H2H 10 cat 12 team league with the standard batting categories.

    Jimmy throw him a Paredes
    Shin-Soo not quite playing like P(Ch)oo
    Christian Yelich (can’t think of anything funny)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Paredes

  245. SteveNZ says:
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    As someone who is up against Carlos Gomez this week, I’d say that getting hit in the effing head is the worst thing that could have happened to him.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @SteveNZ: LMAO!!!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oh good. Up against Daniel Murphy too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Seriously. Eff baseball.

        Finished Serial last night. You gotta get on it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That feels like an offseason project

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Can’t imagine what’s taking up your time right now.

  246. goodfold2 says:
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    annabelle, wow.

    best add with v-mart FINALLY getting the DL he needed back at start of season. Didn’t want to drop him, but it was getting close. 12 team that plays like a 15 due to roster size (28). H2H with OBP instead of AVG/total bases/hits/losses.
    hundley
    E5
    Dozier
    Panda
    Bogaerts
    OF – marte/bautista/souza
    util franco/polanco
    BN heyward/soler
    DL v-mart
    NA seager
    SP price/liriano/burnett/hammel/rubby/a.wood/paxton/c.anderson/syndergaard/hughes
    RP (4 daily spots), axford/familia/perkins/cecil and mcgee on BN.

    1. Better off grabbing 3rd BN hitter for backups in delino/owings/rasmus/j.peterson/lomo/parra/dejesus, or
    11th SP in fiers/bolsinger/hendricks/wada
    2. should i drop paxton for any of those SP. Pitchers are well hoarded here, so even though i don’t like Paxton’s next start (SON hates it big time), he might get grabbed if i drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fiers 2. No

  247. Tom says:
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    In my OBP league who if anyone do I drop if Castillo is brought up (Farrell hinted he may be up soon) Fowler, Soler, Souza or Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Where do you think he’ll hit in the lineup? Will he play every day with an occasional day off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2nd maybe… He won’t be called up to sit on bench

  248. SteveNZ says:
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    Would love Holliday to get in on the act here…

  249. Wilsonian says:
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    Ugh, just lost Dickerson and Myers in the same day. Here’s my whole roster right now, with Rios and Yanny clogging up my DL:

    C – Vogt
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Wong
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Semien
    IF – Arenado
    OF – Jones
    OF – Reddick
    OF – Joc
    OF – Marisnick
    UTIL – Longoria
    UTIL – Kipnis
    BN – Dickerson
    BN – Myers
    DL – Rios
    DL – Y.Gomes
    N/A – Correa

    SP – Scherzer, Kluber, Cole, Archer, Odorizzi, McHugh, Paxton, A.Wood, Rodon
    RP – Miller, Soria, Ramos, Ziegler

    I would like to grab Avisail and Harrison. Who am I dropping? I’m assuming I lose Rios and Gomes and move Dickerson and Myers into my DL slots, but if you see something else, let me know. Thanks.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Rios and Gomes

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: would you take Tomas over either of them?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Tomas is also available. So which two to drop for Avisail, Harrison, or Tomas?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Avisail and Tomas

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Grey: would you drop Marisnick, who’s been useless lately, and pick up all three? Harrison has been on fire lately.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure

  250. Jack says:
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    What did you mean by “cushy matchups” for my semiprecious? He pitches in a hitters park & has to go to Coors & face the LA & SD offenses which aren’t too bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rockies on the road aren’t good, Petco isn’t bad, Dodgers Stadium is a pitchers park and so is San Fran

  251. Branta says:
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    Can I drop Walker yet? 12 team keeper h2h category wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  252. Derrick says:
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    SP Rondon for Boegarts fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  253. Nightpandas says:
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    Obp keeper

    Give Bruce and Rodon

    Get Cain Sugar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  254. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grichuk has returned for stl, does he platoon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  255. endershadow says:
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    Drop avisail or duda for rusney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  256. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Ziegler was unavailable because of 2 IP last night, but if Burgos closes tonight does he set himself up as the go to man?

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Pugs&Slugs: oh, that’s why he went tonight. i still picked up burgos in really deep leagues (dynasties) as ARI’s current bullpen is awful and he has bright future at least as set up man. till sherfy/barrett and those others show up anyway.

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Beware the Shit Rope: He just go picked up. He’s a swing and miss guy, but he issued free passes at a huge clip in the minors. It’s a crap shoot with guys like that. Take Marmol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  257. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    we should stick with tolleson over burgos right? tolleson’s job would seem more stable i would think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  258. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Trade Frazier and Desmond for Adam Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  259. Rollie Blaster says:
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    wondering the same thing – I picked up Burgos and have Ziegler but only have room for one going forward

  260. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    missed this one above.
    1. QS league. mccullers or one of wada/elias/wandy. or could grab wada to see if he’s better, SON is ok on it for tomorrow.

    2. OPS/net steals/K’s/BB’s 12 team h2h. dickerson on DL, who’s best add? byrd/espinosa/colby/colabello/j.peterson/owings/b.miller/yes…many/forsythe/rusney. team is above middle of pack in everything, but bad at BB’s and K’s. Miller/Forsythe get the biggest bump due to the K/BB thing. this lineup
    ramos/rosario (till morneau’s back and in COL)
    rizzo
    harrison
    donaldson
    addison
    Upton
    Marte
    soler
    OF fowler
    util avisail
    BN heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada… Byrd…

  261. SteveNZ says:
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    No sign of Holland wanting for the 9th according to Royals beat writer on the Twitter. Davis and Hochevar getting ready instead…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Davis in the game, in fact…

    • Carnac says:
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      Just saw a report he woke up with a stiff neck and was unavailable.

      Steve, you have kids, too, right? When was the list time you woke up without something hurting?

      • Fish says:
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        @Carnac:

        When was the last time I had a business trip out of town???

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Carnac: Exactly. Dude just needs to shake it off and get on with it.

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          @SteveNZ: hope he’s actually healthy, he’s had low K’s and bad BB rate since coming back.

          • Carnac says:
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            He’s looked terrible. His velocity is down quite a bit, too.

  262. Mike says:
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    6*6 (OBP & QS), H2h yahoo, keep 5 league:

    I got an offer of:
    Freedie Freeman
    for
    Brandon Moss & Danny Salazar

    FWIWerth, Freeman is well liked ROS by the SoN (~$30)… OBP is a nice boost.

  263. sniff test says:
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    Hey dude. I was rosterbating hardcore tonight. I had the lotion on and the tissues out and now I have a gigantic mess on my roster. I heard the news about Castillo and picked him up. I saw how awesome sauce Tomas was hitting and picked him up. Then I saw that Coco crisped his neck all while Burns stole a base and I picked him up. The only problem is I haven’t dropped anyone yet. The drop candidates in my mind’s eye are Kung Fu, Bogaerts, Fowler, Choo or Deshields. I am slipping far behind in steals so I’m trying to keep that in mind. Would you drop any of those 3 guys or re-drop any of my rosterbator pick ups. Or should I just shut the hell up with my complicated questions?

  264. Corey says:
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    So the Streamonator LOVES Jaime Garcia for Thursday vs ARI ($21.80). Then again, Streamonator HATED Jimmy Nelson tonight @ DET (-$19.90).

    As a mere mortal, I don’t claim to understand the intricacies of the Streamonator, but I could use a little help interpreting its data. Especially as it pertains to Jaime.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Corey: i would think ARI not good at lefties that pitch similarly to garcia.

      • Corey says:
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        @Beware the Shit Rope: Correction: It’s actual vs the Mets. But yes, that could be. Still a really high value for a guy as fragile as a faberge egg, who hasn’t thrown a pitch in the majors this year.

  265. Carnac says:
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    James Shields just gave up HRs 13 and 14. He has 15 BB. In 9 starts.

    • Carnac says:
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      Correction: In 8 starts and 3 IP.

  266. Ships says:
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    Polanco Byrd Heyward… drop which one for Rusney? We start 3 OF’s and I have Upton with Dickerson on the DL.

    I held off on the Cole for Braun trade hoping I may be able to get by with Upton Byrd and Rusney. Then replacing Byrd with Dickerson;

  267. Alps88 says:
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    Who is the best better waiver pickup
    I can use all categories. I need someone who is going to play everyday
    Billy burns
    Delino DeShields
    Logan Forsyth
    Michael Taylor.

  268. Pax says:
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    What do you think of Frias I want to keep him on my team would you drop one of these guys or drop Frias and use him as a streamer?

    Choo, bruce, ozuna, leonys

  269. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    in that 16 teamer where i just drafted ellsbury as staring CF, i’m guessing krispy gets job for however long ells is out? Also, would that make Krispy the best add over these, maxwell/kiermaier/maybin? I also have Rasmus who qualifies at every OF spot, but he doesn’t play everyday and i could drop my hundley streamer for an extra CF while ellsbury is out.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: ok, he is out. so best of
      1. heathcott/krispy/maybin/kiermaier?
      2. either drop 1 of walden/lowrie/k.johnson out of DL slot or drop Hundley stream spot? That Hundley stream spot is used all over (off days at SS, batty calling RP or SP streaming). I’m probably better off dropping a DL guy. Net saves and holds and K/BB dynasty so dropping Walden probably not best idea. Wheeler/Ryu are other options, but they clearly are worth even more long term.

  270. FrankGrimes says:
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    Carlos Santana can blow me.

  271. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
    Do I drop anybody for Rusney?

    C – Ramos
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Giancarlo / J. Upton / Avisail
    UTIL – Longoria / Ozuna
    Bench – Belt / Alexei Ramirez
    DL – Myers / Segura

  272. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    is that first time oberg actually GOT OUT of run allowing situation. nice one. betancourt’s win is gone, but axford’s save chance isn’t yet. (or course axford will likely soon have a chance at a loss also)

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: oh yeah, HUNDLEY (hopefully not son of Myra after having changed one letter of her name) time! this could even give oberg a win and here comes the fear time, axford save opp at home.

  273. Dommattingly says:
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    Have 8 SPs and Holland, Uehara, and Feliz for RPs. Can I drop Feliz for Belt? Been hovering the ADD button for too long!!!

  274. SteveNZ says:
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    F****** Galvis does know he’s in Coors, right?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i like how deep of a league you’d have to be in last year to own galvis (24 teamer and up) compared to now. I used him in a 30 last year.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: It’s a 14. I lost Segura last week so needed a fill-in – only picked him because he’s in Coors for a few. Maybe he will realise it tomorrow.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: i’m utiling hundley or rosario in some leagues like that.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: or both in some leagues where i already own hundley.

  275. LOOGY & Messina says:
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    In 14 team H2H weekly points league my RP starters are Jansen, Ramos, and Cecil. Wondering if I should add a 4th RP or perhaps consider a swap.

    There are some intriguing names on wire including Doolittle, McGee, Tolleson (all free agents) and Jesse Chavez who is RP eligible and clears waivers later this week. Yimi Garcia clears tonight.

    A) Who should I add? And should I drop Cecil or Ramos or lose a bench bat instead? My bench includes Lind (now backing up Belt) and either Choo or Fowler (taking turns starting while Puig is sidelined)

    B) Rusney clears this week too. Drop Choo, Fowler, Lind or Belt for Castillo?

    In our scoring system Saves (8) Wins (10) QS (5) Holds (4) K (2) IP (2) BB (-1) ER (-1) L (-5) BS (-4)

    Some hitting values are : HR (10) SB (5) K (-1)

    C- Hundley
    1B- Belt
    2B- Semien
    SS- Desmond
    3B- Donaldson
    OF- Marte Betts Choo
    UTIL- JD MART
    Bench- Lind FowlerPuig

    SP- SCHERZ KLUBES BUCH HAMMEL PAX
    RP- JANSEN RAMOS CECIL
    BENCH- SHOE FIERS
    DL- FERNANDEZ

    Thanks for all you do Grey.

  276. King Felix Targaryen says:
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    With news of Rusney being called up soon do you add him over Ozuna or could drop liriano

  277. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Addison Russell or Chris Owings ROS

    Have JFer, Segura and Wil Meyers on the DL, Pitching is a “work in progress” and is my biggest weakness, Which DL player do you drop first (Meyers is my 5th OF), Addison Russell is my starting SS with Segura on the DL.