OBPwulf opened to lukewarm reviews in the Grandal Opry in 2012.  One critic said the country number performed by the girl in Daisy Dukes can only be described as “poon twang” to those sitting in the front rows.  Another critic argued that a show dedicated to a catcher, who never topped 15 home runs and had a career .247 average, but was good at OBP, while being delivered in country music songs written in archaic Old English prose, would struggle to find an audience.  And struggle it did.  Until it moved to Los Angeles and got a cast change to Carrie Underwood and Craig Wayne Boyd.  Now the story of OBPwulf is singing!   Yesterday, Yasmani Grandal went 4-for-4, 3 runs, 8 RBIs with his 3rd and 4th homers, hitting .301.  He’s owned in 39% of ESPN leagues and the Dodgers go to Coors this weekend.  I didn’t put Grandal in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s here now.  You don’t need things repeated.  You don’t need things repeated.  You don’t need things repeated.  Sorry, I’m typing this in a cave.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Guerrero – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 6th homer as he hit in the five hole, but was removed early because Mattingly refuses to let him play for a whole game.  Seriously, how often is a five-hole hitter lifted when a manager wants to get a new pitcher into the game?  I went and looked at Guerrero’s last ten games — that he actually played! — and he’s started and finished one game.  ONE GAME!  Sorry, my keyboard is sticky from searching for Mark Trumbo’s girlfriend.  Guerrero is batting .342 with six homers in 38 at-bats and has started and finished one game in the last ten games.  And you don’t think Mattingly should have his head examined?  Juan Uribe (1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) is hitting .269 with one homer and has started and finished nine of his last ten games.  I just got a pit in my stomach like when I found out wrestling was fake, and now I want to put David Brenner in a choke-hold.

Carlos Frias – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.13 vs. Mike Fiers 5 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA up to 5.46.  The matchup of Frias vs. Fiers proved out Mr. Wizard’s theory, as the game took place under cloudy skies.  Frias was kickass in Triple-A.  The first one; I didn’t see the second movie, but no one did because of Jim Carrey.  Frias has been great in the minors, in general, and while his ERA won’t stay at 2.13, the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start and I could see grabbing him.  As for Fiers?  Stop, drop and roll away from him.  Unless, of course, your league has a category called: Peripherals, cause there he’s great.  Yes, the numbers say Fiers is supposed to be terrific, but you can’t keep rolling him out in any leagues until he shows something in the ERA department and stops walking the earth like Caine.

Adam Lind – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .333.  Mean’s while, Ryan Braun went 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd steal, hitting .229.  Glad to see Braun’s at least trying to make this interesting.  Though, on our Player Rater, it’s not even really close with Lind beating Braun’s value by about 100 spots.

Corey Kluber – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.04.  A reporter pushes on his ear plug, trying to hear the studio, “You’re breaking up.  Hello?  Can you hear me?!”  The screen goes to snow and white noise, then the girl from The Ring comes on the screen and says, “It’s the Starterpocalypse.”  Fantasy baseballers grab planks of wood to board up windows, only to realize they’re in their mother’s basement and there are no windows.  So, I know it sucks, but you have to believe Kluber’s going to come around when the weather starts to warm up and I would continue to buy him on the cheap, expecting a rebound.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .242.  So far he’s hit about as well as a catcher, too bad I don’t have a roster spot for Not Catchers That Were Once Catchers.

Edinson Volquez – 3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 3 Ks.  The Regression Fairies have read every unauthorized Lady Gaga biography, they can’t say no to cupcakes and they will find your streamers and crush them.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I’m learning to trust.  You have to give me time, Hosmer.  You’ve hurt me a lot in the past.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .327.  Moistasskiss!

Evan Longoria – Scratched with flu-like symptoms.  Of course, cause he homered twice on Wednesday.  Go back in your hole, Fantasy Baseball Groundhog.  See you in six weeks!

Chris Archer – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies are getting more play this week than George Michael on his Freedom 2015 tour.

Nick Martinez – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Excuse me, more play than George Michael on his Freedom 2015 tour during the backstage sing-along of I Want Your Sex.

Delino DeShields Jr. – 0-for-1, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 3 steals (6 steals on the year), hitting .154.  I’ve felt a strong need to mention DeShields in the past few weeks, due to his speed, but not strong enough to go through with it.  Or at least he hasn’t done enough prior.  I’m actually surprised more hasn’t been made of him, simply on speed alone.  He’s got 75 steal speed.  Of course, he hit .236 in Double-A, so he might not hit .200 in the majors, but the speed is ridunk.  In deeper leagues, he’s the kind of one-category performer that could make a surprising difference.  In shallower leagues, you can’t really handle his average and lack of anything else.

Kyle Blanks – 2-for-4, 1 run.  ____ schmotato.  Fill in the Blanks.

Edward Mujica – Designated for assignment.  But he was the last of the Mujicas!

Odrisamer Despaigne – 5 IP, 8 ER.  So, what you’re saying is don’t start Idriselba Despaigne outside of Petco?  Okay, got it.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Signed with the Diamondbacks.  The Diamondbacks catching situation was pretty bland prior, but all their Gosewich really needed was some Salty.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Au shizz!

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Had a fairly quiet April, but it wouldn’t shock me to see him still get to 30 homers, so, yeah, there’s a lot more offense in his bat.

David Peralta – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .283.  Got a bit of the short-end of the platoon split recently even though he’s a lefty.  You’d think a Pollock was the culprit.

Rubby de la Rosa –  7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yay, Rubby avoided games at Coors!  Damn, I own him only in weekly leagues and I benched him expecting him to start in Coors.  I like Rubby perhaps more than I should, but his K/9 is 9.2, BB/9 is 2.4 and xFIP is 3.44, all respectable numbers.  Would definitely take a flyer if you have room for upside.

Hector Santiago – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.57.  You know that as soon as you pick him up he’s going to go pear-shaped.  You know this, right?

Huston Street – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and the massive blown save.  He’s also given up runs in three of the last four games.  Street is usually fine when he’s healthy, but he’s never healthy for long.  The other great news (if you don’t own Street but does work if you read everything as sarcastic) Joe Smith is the clear cut set-up man, and I’d grab him if you have room.

Collin McHugh – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  Is it me or does it feel like the Astros have the only reliable starters?  Are we living inside a snow globe on the set of Punk’d?

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3 and his 2nd and 3rd steals.  Carlos Correa who?!  The Astros prospect that has been compared to a young Hanley.  It’s a figure of speech, Random Italicized Voice.  Carlos Correa who is a figure of speech?  Um, okay. 

Kolten Wong – 1-for-4 as he hit out of the two-hole.  This is from Ask Men dot com, “Discover the male G-spot and how your girlfriend can stimulate you with a Wong in the two-hole.  Oh, and G stands for Grey.”  Unfortch, Carpenter just happened to get rested yesterday and my Wong’s likely going down again tomorrow.  Sigh, that is so not erotic.

Jason Heyward – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, and his 4th steal, hitting .248.  With respect to Stephen Vogt and his trademarks, I still believe in Heyward.

John Lackey – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I’ve said this before (when you write 2500 words a day about fantasy baseball occasionally that happens), but the Cardinals could make a number two starter out of Kyle Kendrick and make the playoffs with The Federalist (1-for-4) hitting leadoff all year and Superfluous H (1-for-4) hitting third.  The Cardinals scored five runs yesterday, and only three RBIs for their players.  Are they cheating?

Jake Arrieta – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA up to 3.41.  Four earned runs?  There was errors and the Cards only had three RBIs?  Is the Busch Stadium scorekeeper on the take?  Is he on the take?!  The second time I screamed it while on hold with Rob Manfred’s office.

Masahiro Tanaka – Played catch from 60 feet.  Oddly enough, everything landed six inches past home plate.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  God, it’s me Grey.  Is there any pitchers I can own?  You can answer when you’re done sorting out Nepal.

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th home run.  I’d love to be a fly on the wall of the commissioner’s office when A-Rod passes Bonds on the all-time home run list.  That excitement will be the definition of “lowercase yay” in the dictionary.  Here’s a drawing of the commissioner’s face when that happens.

Andrew Miller – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.00 with his 12th save.  You have to love SAGNOF in its most pure, most seductive, don’t you?  (Yes, I’m partially only mentioning Miller to jinx him.  Shh, don’t ruin it for his owners.)

Jimmy Paredes – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer.  What’s odd…Okay, he’s hitting near-.350, so a lot of things are odd, but what’s really odd is he had 8 homers in 159 major league games prior to last night.  Also odd is he’s known for his speed (37 steals in Triple-A one year) and he only has one steal this year.  Did Brady Anderson kidnap Paredes?  Does Paredes have sideburns?  Is Paredes Spanish for PEDs?  I have question, y’all!

Caleb Joseph – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Yet, someone is still holding Wieters in your league.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.   OZUNA sick of petting ball like it pussycat.  OZUNA want to smash ball.  OZUNA eat chalk.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .437.  Okay, lets just leave Ted Williams’s head on the counter to slowly defrost.  Just in case!

Dan Haren – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.68.  Between Haren, Colon, Burnett and Lackey, next year I’m only drafting starters who want to retire.

Tim Hudson – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Okay, maybe not only old starters.

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 2.50.  Still rocking a decent ERA, but the walks will come back to haunt him in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.  I’d start to look elsewhere.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer.  I get it, I was supposed to draft you.  Please stop pointing that out.

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-3, 1 run, and hitting like a kazillion in the last week.  Yup, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, but you gots to have marbles jingle-jangling in your medulla oblongta to not pick him up now if you need outfield help.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, hitting .210.  McClutchin-His-Knee ran!  It’s a modern miracle!  Can only hope this is the start of more, but I have my doubts.

Neil Walker – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .280, but only has one homer on the year.  I bet power will come at some point, but Walker is the kind of guy I’d be okay dropping in most mixed leagues and working waivers for hot MI hands.

A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.66.  Apricot Juice retired three times between the 3rd and 6th innings, but decided to finish out the start anyway.

Jose Iglesias – Renewed tightness in his groin.  He owns Wong too?

Justin Verlander – Made 50 throws on Thursday.  So, he’s a long man out of the pen now?

Kyle Lobstein – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Damn, I knew I should’ve slid Lobstein above Kershaw in my starter rankings.  You don’t need to be Mayan to believe in the Starterpocalypse.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 5.03 vs. the Tigers.  Solid enough game from the almost-suave one, JQ, but he’s more or less a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator likes his next one, so do what you do, I’ll do what I do, and we’ll met in the middle for coffee.

Kennys Vargas – 1-for-2, 1 run.  All your Kennys are belong to us!

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a walk.  Escobar had gone 184 straight plate appearances without a walk, and was the last hitter with 50+ plate appearances and zero walks.  When asked about this after the game, Eduardo said, “Yo no se.”  With Dannys Antana and his one walk also on the Twins, you’d think the entire team suffered, but they have nineteen more walks collectively than the Rockies, and have more walks than nine other teams.

Drew Pomeranz – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.12.  Pomeranz is such a dog.

Ike Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .287.  When Ike was hitting .350 with one homer after the first ten games of the season, this was You, “Best late round draft pick — Ike Davis!”  You now, “Should I pick up Kanyes Vargashian?”

Billy Burns – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal, hitting .296.  He’s headed for 40 steals, batting leadoff, and he’s just sitting on your waivers, twiddling his thumbs, reading an issue of Men’s Health that is addressed to the other Billy Bean.

 
  1. Jake says:
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    I need some advice. Should I drop David Ortiz for Lind or Duda?

    Also, should I pick up Yelich and drop Pollock?

    On another team should I pick up Yelich and drop Marisnick?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Yes…Duda…Yelich…Yelich

  2. J-FOH says:
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    If SteveNZ would just drop Fiers he would start pitching well. C’mon Steve, take one for the team

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @J-FOH: I did drop him! He pitched well. I picked him back up and yesterday happened.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @SteveNZ: Me too – missed his onegood start! Dang good peripherals. Now what?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @SteveNZ: oh steve, you can’t have him, the universe will not allow this.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @SteveNZ: Better drop him again then!

  3. Chris says:
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    I love Huston Street. When he entered the game I was up by 5 points and facing the loss because a save is 10 points. When he exits the game I’m up by 23 and secured top score for the week.

    Onto more serious matters… I need to pick either Salazar @ Min, or Liriano vs StL. I like Liriano in this one because anyone with more walks than hits, and a WHIP of .897 is doing something right. Cards scare me though. Thoughts?

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: I forgot, I’ve got Richards going against HOU too so it might be worth sitting him and going with Salazar and Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I wouldn’t sit Richards

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: thank you, Grey. Great call.

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Chris: Can you not start all three? I’d say Salazar, Richards, Liriano. I’d start them all if you can.

      • Chris says:
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        @F.K.A. Ralph:4 SPs per matchup and my other two are Kershaw and Pineda.

  4. breadbaker says:
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    Frazier has turned me into a greedy owner.

    5 homers in 8 games!!! But then… only 6 runs and 5 RBIs?

    Like someone gives you an Apple Watch and you see that it’s not gold plated.

  5. baggiejohn says:
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    McClutchin’-His-Knee … funny and painful at the same time! Luckily I only own him in one League.

    Don’t you go jinxin’ my man Miller (shhhh!)

  6. Grey Josh Harrison. I was really high on this guy going into the season. But he is killing my Middle. Infield slot. I keep on hanging onto him because I dont trust anyone on waivers either. Should I let it ride or play the hot hand. I do like
    Johnny Giovatella and Zach Cozart just it waivers. I’ve been eying William Flores But he has been disappointing also. Do think Harrison can right the ship or move on. I get complacent or look to upside to determine my hand sometimes. My offense is fine other them him. Ops6x6

    • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: who else is on your team?

      • @someone pissed in my alphabet soup:
        Sal Perez. Kluber
        Miggy. T.ross
        Wong. Yordano
        Castro. G.Cole
        Arenado. Jimmy Nelson
        Rizzo. Street
        Bryant. Familia
        Kemp. C.Martinez
        Wil Myers. J.paxton
        Joc ped. Shelby Miller
        Cargo. Matt Shoemaker
        Machado

        yay. Ops and QS. My pitching has sucked so far my batting AVG has been subparagraph lately too

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great stuff, man. 50 shades of Grey and then some!

    Alex Wood, Jesse Chavez on waivers. Put in a waiver claim for Wood (I’m 5th out of 10). If I fail will pick up Chavez. Dropping Fiers in the hole for either or.

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man! I got Wood!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  8. Who really built the Moon Grey let us in on your Hollywood insider knowledge. I’m higher then a Sherpa trying to figure this one out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Fidel Castro working with Nasa, it goes high up

  9. Mr. Fister says:
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    The Wong part was hilarious.

    Start Kris Bryant or Josh Reddick in a weekly points league?

  10. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    So you think Villar and company hold off correa until Lowrie returns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: I think if they’re winning Correa goes to Triple-A first

  11. Ryan says:
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    In a h2h dynasty league should I drop Pompey for Burns or is Pompey’s upside worth hanging onto?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ryan: Burns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with MP

  12. Michael says:
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    I can get McCutchen for my W. Myers; good trade for me or bad?

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Michael: good trade but a silly question…

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Michael: It’s not a silly question. On paper, it is obvious, but we have concerns about Cutch’s health. I’d say go for it, but there’r risk there….

    • Lenard says:
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      @Michael: Definitely worth the risk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Michael: It’s a gamble, but worth taking

  13. Swfcdan says:
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    Dont need Fatt plus hes garbage. Trade him for A Wood or Paxton?

  14. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Walk the earth like Caine….brilliant….perfect for Fiers too cuz he got that peripherals kung-fu

  15. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    keep all of fiers/paxton/burnett/price/colombe/c.anderson/liriano/a.wood/hammel/rubby/alexi ram/dannys antana over hughes at this point? same 16 team league with no good SP in free agency.

  16. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    What do you think of this trade proposal:

    My Stanton for Andrew McCutchen and Alex Wood?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Chris: ewww

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Keep Stanton

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Chris: Don’t DO IT

    • burningbridges247 says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: @Chris: Just in case 3 wasn’t enough for you- DO NOT trade Stanton!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Chris: Man, go re-watch the HR he hit off Fartolo recently.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  17. rick says:
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    Have offensive assets to trade for elite underperforming pitcher. Who are best SP targets in a trade?

    • Cram It says:
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      @rick: Any top 20 or so pitcher that’s underperforming right now? Here, I’ll look it up for you. *Goes to pool of taken players. Sorts by preseason rank. Looks at adjacent current rank. Acknowledges large gaps in said ranks. Writes names down* Kluber, Sale, Strasburg, Carrasco, Hamels, Zimmermann. *Returns to eating bagel*

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Cram It: You had me until the bagel part. Really? A bagel? You know how many carbs are in one of those? Have some eggs, man!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Cram It: Carry on then. I didn’t know.

          • Scott says:
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            @Cram It: Then slather it with cream cheese. C’mon, work it!

  18. C says:
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    Excellent Friday morning read!

    My S. Gray for his C. Dickerson?

    My other SP:

    G. Cole
    C. Archer
    J. deGrom
    C. Rodin
    N. Syndergaard

    My OF:
    S. Marte
    K. Calhoun
    C. Yelich
    D. Fowler (bench)

    • Cram It says:
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      @C: Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C: Thanks! Agree with Cram

  19. Dennis says:
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    Mornin Senor.

    Catcher has always been an afterthought…but who do you like between Grandal or Swihart?

    Also, what do you make of Tomas stringing together some hits? Just a matter of time before they leave the park?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dennis: Yasmani…Tomas (hey, look at that!) is a solid flyer for CI or UTIL

  20. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Who do you think will get the 2016 presidential nomination for the Grandal Party? Bing!

    Would you be a sport and rank these six gents ROS:

    Bauer, Burnett, Chavez, Paxton, Salazar, Smyly

  21. rick says:
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    Who are the best elite underperforming SP targets in a trade?

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @rick: I think Grey’s post on McHugh says it all…pretty much every pitcher blows. Sorry I’m just bitter. I’d look to grab Strasburg (if his shoulder is alright) or Lester

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @rick: Put your bagel down Cram…lets hear it one more time.

  22. JM says:
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    11-team league and my current pitching roster looks like this (start 9; W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP):

    SP – Arrieta, Samardzija, Keuchel, Cashner, Anibal Sanchez, Paxton, Shoemaker, Ryu (DL)
    RP – Street, Rodney, Familia

    A. Would you trade Keuchel and a closer for Kluber and Smyly?
    B. If so, which closer?

    My initial thought is easily yes and Familia, but I’m not in love with any of the closers. Thanks for the great stuff once again!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JM: Yes…but Rodney…not Familia.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JM: Who on earth would go for that trade? If you can get someone to give you Kluber and Smyly for Keuchel and a closer there has to be hard drugs involved.

  23. Don says:
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    This was your best of the season…hilarious.

    I dropped Ozuna yesterday morning. I’ll never forgive him.

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @Don: No sir, he will never forgive YOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Thanks!

  24. Tigres says:
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    Good stuff Grey. Traded for Kluber over the weekend, thinking good thoughts about him turning things around. After all, he pitched 5+ innings of 1 ER baseball yesterday! (uh, ignore those first four batters) Between him and Salazar, I wonder if the Indians should have their SPs warm up more to avoid 1st inning blues.

    Deshields will be a great mid-August pickup to make up ground in SBs at end of season.

    Joe Smith duly added. Though I feel like I should also add Arquimedes Euclides Caminero, so as to balance a generic name with an exciting one.

    • @Tigres: kluber was real bad at this point last year then had 5 great months. I would hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Thanks! I can see that on DeShields

  25. Ray says:
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    Rubby or Roark? Holding in case Strasburg hits the DL.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Ray: Rubby

  26. The People's Strudel says:
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    Grey,

    Is it worth dropping Leoyns Martin for Burns?

    Thanks as always!

  27. Nojangles says:
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    Should I drop one of alex Gordon or dex fowler for this parades guy?

    Also, drop fiers for grandal even if I have Derek Norris?

    That said.. Grandal or Derek Norris ros?

    • Nojangles says:
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      @Nojangles: nm grandal is still owned thought he was dropped

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nojangles: Hold

  28. E says:
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    Considering I was trying to draft a good pitching staff, I find my teams 5.42 era and 1.43 whip to be just as difficult to accomplish as a team era under 3.

    No question here, just venting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: I hear ya

  29. BambooLounge says:
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    If flipping Travis for pitching, what tier do you think he can command. Might try Travis/C-Mart for Sale or Kimbrell. Either of those work?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @BambooLounge: They work for you…but probably not for the owner of Sale or Kimbrel

  30. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    Joe Smith has been looking very hittable of late hisself

  31. OtherJeffreyLebowski says:
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    Grey,
    Long time reader, first time writer. Love your style, Dude. Anyway, need some SP advice; would you make any moves here:

    I have:
    Sale
    Gray
    Pineda
    Bauer
    Nelson
    Paxton
    Eovaldi
    Fiers

    Waiver wire options:
    Hammel
    Chavez
    Colome
    Roark
    Rubby

      • OtherJeffreyLebowski says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man. A couple years ago I followed your lead to Au Shizz and thus love you forever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          #neverforget

  32. Nojangles says:
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    Long term keeper league:

    Pence/Castillo/Pablo for arena do

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nojangles: Need to know what your team looks like and if you can afford it…but id take Arenado there.

  33. papasmurf says:
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    Grandal is now known as Grandalf the Gray (or White, depending on road or home game) among some fantasyballahs… too bad I benched him!

    Just kidding! For once the smurfs had a huge game in the lineup, not bench.

    Haha I was thinking along similar lines with Longo. He probably got sick cuz he is not used to jogging 360 non-stop, twice. The air resistance as he moved probably inflame his respiratory system…

  34. joey bats says:
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    i need help in a 12 man H2H OBP and fa’s blow which 2 to target ….lobstein lyons frias hahn hendriks bucholz

  35. dude says:
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    3 Interesting pitchers available. Who do you like most ROS?

    Rubby de la Rosa – ERA – 4.38, xFIP – 3.46, K/9 – 9.24 , K-BB% – 18.3%

    Joe Kelly – ERA – 5.72, xFIP – 3.27, K/9 – 9.85 , K-BB% – 19.0%

    Travis Wood – ERA – 4.40, xFIP – 3.50, K/9 – 9.73 , K-BB% – 19.3%

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @dude: Rubby

      • dude says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F:

        Why? 2nd highest xFip and lowest K/9 and K-BB%. Thanks.

        • Cram It says:
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          @dude: Why ask why? Try Bud Dry.

          Those discrepancies are pretty negligible right now. Gotta look forward. Wood probably isn’t this good and due for a regression.

  36. Exactly says:
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    In my H2H points league I’ve been looking to shop Soria (peripherals are junk and tigers D not great, figured it’s only a matter of time – so of course he gets a 1.1 inn save with 4 Ks yesterday). Would you trade Soria for Lynn and Tomas?

    My other 3B options are Harrison and Lawrie. thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Exactly: In a heartbeat

      • Exactly says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Even if my RPs become Chapman, Boxberger, Qualls, Barrett – need to start 3.

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Exactly: Yup

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Exactly: Closers pop up all of the time

  37. Jay says:
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    Pomeranz is available for me to pick up, would you recommend dropping any of these for him…Duffy, Fiers, Hutchison, Shoemaker, Happ or Colome?

    Also, in a different league, drop Desclafini for R Delarosa, T Wood or Haren?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Jay: Wait on Pomeranz to see a good start at least.

      drop Descla for Rubby

  38. Skeezix says:
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    Last time posting about this deal, promise! I’m a bit gun-shy – offer on the board is my Kipnis, Shane Greene and D Santana for Zobrist, Kluber and Hardy (or Aybar). It seems like a no-brainer to get Kluber, but I don’t technically ‘need’ the pitching upgrade. But this is such a big pitching upgrade that I feel like I have to do it. How big a downgrade is this offensively for me? I can’t figure Santana out. Assuming I take Hardy, I seem to lose huge in runs and SB, but gain in HR, RBIs, and SLG% – not to mention the gains in Ks and likely ERA, WHIP (maybe wins too). Foolish to hesitate?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Skeezix: You can lead a horse to water…

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Skeezix: That’s a good trade for you, take the deal!

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I drank – thanks for the feedback guys.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Skeezix: Ha. Bottoms up.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Skeezix: Don’t overthink it. I’m sorry I put some doubt in you yesterday. You’re getting the best player in the deal. And you’re getting rid of Greene.

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Phil of the Future: True – thanks again for commenting – appreciate the help from all of you.

  39. Joe says:
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    Is Encarnacion a good buy low target? Also, would you give up Wacha for Trumbo?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Yes…and Yes

      • @JeF WiTH 1 F: wacha for Trumbo. If your lacking power and can afford the low AVG. I’m a Cards fan that being said

        • @Dnut Eastwood: @JeF WiTH 1 F: wacha for Trumbo. If your lacking power and can afford the low AVG. I’m a Cards fan that being said. He is hitting over .300 I think that is a classic out liar. Who thinks he will hit over .260.

  40. TOGMAN says:
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    Need an OF! 12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Span, Guerrero, Inciarte, Canha, Burns, Morrison

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @TOGMAN: LOMO

  41. B the Esq. says:
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    Bottom of the rotation question…..DeSclafani, Rubby, Colome, Frias, Kelly, Karns…best option for RoS….we us QS instead of wins. 10 team H2H.

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @B the Esq.: Right now Rubby…ROS with these guys, who the hell knows

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @B the Esq.: Colome

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Skeezix: @B the Esq.: Rubby, Colome, coin flip. I like em both

  42. Danny on the dl says:
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    Love the write up!

    Took your advice and traded away wacha, volquez, and semen… Errrr semien.

    Received kluber and puig

    Thoughts?? Kluber knocked around again, trying not to worry

  43. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Happy Friday.

    Rubby or Hahn? Is it close?

    Also you still holding M. Saunders?

    Thanks as always!

    MATTINGLY!!!!!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Dkohn: Rubby. You can drop Saunders if there’s someone better out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: You too! Agree with Phil

  44. Cram It says:
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    Speaking of that scary-ass The Ring girl, did you see Louie last night? Can’t remember the last comedy I watched that gave me nightmares…

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Cram It: I didn’t watch last nights yet, i’ve been trying to get Grey to watch it for a while now but if he won’t listen to Cougs, he won’t listen to me. Been a good season so far.

      • Cram It says:
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        @nick the dick: Oh man. Shame he doesn’t watch it. Show is so effing good. Really hits all the chords on the emotional spectrum.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Cram It: yeah easily been my favorite show since season 1. It’s almost not even a comedy sometimes and it works great

          • Cram It says:
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            @nick the dick: Agreed. It’s just…real and relatable and dark and truth.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Doooode. Why so stubborn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m going to watch the whole thing one of these days

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Fair enough

  45. booya says:
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    Is Mesoraco droppable for Grandal in a keeper league at this point?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @booya: Yup

  46. Spyre says:
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    Drop Greene for Rubby?

    • Spyre says:
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      @Spyre: Frias and Santiago are FA as well.. who’s the add here?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Spyre: Rubby

  47. Blue says:
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    For the record, Lackey was an amazing call by the Stream-o-Nator.

  48. Tulover says:
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    Good shizz! is it time to leave Eovaldi sitting at the bar and sneak out the back door w Chase Anderson? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Tulover: Stream that spot if those are your options

      • Tulover says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Thx Jef. Btw, my childhood friend once walked in on his mom servicing a mustachioed Keith Hernandez. St. Louis circa 1983. It was a tough day for little Benny, but not as bad as the day 5 years later when we walked in their front door from school one spring afternoon…it was me, Benny and Jacob…we were fired up and chatting about getting a backyard ball game started…we came charging through the front door and we all stopped dead in our tracks, dropped our backpacks and chins to the floor as we were witness to Pedro Geurrero driving one to the gap on Benny’s mom…right on the kitchen counter. We were quickly ushered into the backyard. About ten minutes later, f’n Pete Geurrero was tossing us BP in Benny’s backyard. One of the best days of our lives. We were all hoping Benny’s mom would have Vince, Ozzie and Willie over for the best 4 way in STL history. God rest her soul.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Tulover: WTF

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Tulover: She sounds like a good time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Tulover: Ha, awesome! Go with Anderson

  49. JoeCool says:
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    Good call on people dropping Rollins the other day. Rollins or Xander ROS?

    Also pick sides:
    Cueto, Pujols for JZimm, Beltre
    And
    Miggy, Carrasco for Kershaw, Chris Davis

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JoeCool: 1. Xander… 2. Cueto… 3. Kershaw

  50. M says:
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    Still have any faith in zunino I missed out on grandal and Martin

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @M: Drop for the hot bat

  51. dem ribbies says:
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    Tight ratios this week & I got the fear.

    What does your gut say about Yordano vs DET today? SON thinks 5.7 IP of 2.8 run ball w/ 5K. That’s right there on the cliffs edge.

  52. Mike says:
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    Start ozuna vs lincy, Souza vs gallardo, soler vs Nelson, jay Bruce vs noesi, pick 3

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Mike: OZUNA, Souza, Soler

  53. RePete says:
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    I’m considering picking up Guerrero, especially since he’s one start from gaining 3B eligibility in Yahoo and maybe an injury or a Mattingly epiphany (I know, wishful thinking) will give him a full time gig. Would you drop Tomas or Alvarez for him in a H2H OBP league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Tomas if bench bat, otherwise hold

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

    In Athens, Greece a drivers license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed poorly dressed or unbathed.

  55. vinodole says:
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    H2H 5×5 OBP keeper league, thoughts on this trade?

    Kluber (through 2016), Ryan Zimmerman (2015) and Cobb (2015)
    for
    Harper (2015), Uehara (2015) and Syndergard (2018)

    Harper side, no? I’m assuming Cobb is buying Dr. James Andrews a new Lambroghini…

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @vinodole: Harper side

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @vinodole: Harper

  56. JVanslyke says:
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    I was hoping to read a “He’s back like Paul Blart“ for Mccutchens return. Your blurb was demoralizing! Wasn’t able to get value for him so hoping he can bounce back. I’ve been starting Burns in his place. Do I need to plug Mccutchen in tonight just in case this is the start of him turning things around? If so do I plug him in for Souza vs Gallardo or Burns vs Walker. Mccutchen goes against Wacha. You’ve always said this and I’ve happily followed, Grandel/Vogt/Norris are why I don’t draft a catcher. I see Lucroy and Mesoraco just taking up space on other rosters.

    Thanks Gray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVanslyke: Ha, I’d start McCutchen, for Burns

  57. williaint says:
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    V Martinez or Ventura?

  58. Evan Romano says:
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    Drop Wilson Ramos for Russell Martin in a redraft league?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Evan Romano: Sure…go with the hot hand at catcher

  59. The King of Schwing says:
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    3 Utility spots, 5×5 H2H.

    I have Dexter Fowler, Alex Guerrero, and Jimmy Paredes.

    Drop any of them (and if so which) for any of ….

    Ender Inciarte, Marlon Byrd, Colby Rasmus, Mark Cahna, Shin Soo Choo, Granderson?

  60. Swfcdan says:
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    Start Yordano the punk today at DET (10 teamer)?

  61. Swarley says:
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    adam lind for gio?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Swarley: If you need the pitcher..im not a Gio fan though

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Swarley: Agree with F. Find a different pitcher to target

  62. TOGMAN says:
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    Should I add a bench bat or SP? 12-team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS
    Currently have no bench bat.

    V-Mart, Tex, Moose

    J. Nelson, Rubby, C. Anderson, H. Santiago

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @TOGMAN: Pitcher…Rubby but keep an eye on Nelson

  63. JAL says:
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    Grey Worm, so i pulled the trigger on that Stanton, Seager, Cashner trade yesterday. Thank you and pray for me. In my other 12-team 5×5 redraft…the one trying to move C Dick…Jose Abreu and Kris Bryant for (my other share of) Josh Donaldson and Corey Dickerson…thoughts? Again, really really don’t want to give Donaldson up, but…help. Bryant’s a rook…and that strike out rate…Abreu’s GB rate…two blockbusters in 2 days? I am sweating. Thanks. Anyone else feel free to chime in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: I will… Abreu side

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for reply. Can you give me a little quick reasoning? Not worried about Bryant? Age? K rate? BABIP? etc? Not worried about Abreu killin it? Or his GBs? Think Dickerson will be hurt-ish all year? Appreciate it, as always.

  64. Scott says:
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    Speaking of peripherals, I’m thinking of picking up Hammel. who should I drop?
    Anibal Sanchez
    Dallas Keuchel
    Carlos Martinez
    Ubaldo Jiminez

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Scott: Ubaldo, but Hammel is a streamer. Why would you ever consider dropping Kuechel or Anibal?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: Let alone C-Mart!! I agree, Ubaldo is the weakest link of those four.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Scott says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Thanks all. Grey confuses me when he talks about C-Mart.

    • JAL says:
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      @Scott: Ubaldo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I don’t say to drop C-Mart, I said to sell him… Ubaldo

  65. JAL says:
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    12-team 5×5: Burnett, Lackey, Shoemaker, Greene, Pomeranz, Nelson, Walker. Right order or no?

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. So OK to start Shoemaker v. HOU tomorrow, or nah?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  66. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    I traded Moustakas for Beltre yesterday. Was I stupid?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Mike: No …good move

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mike:GREAT trade for you…Sold high on Moose and bought low on Beltre…Bravo

  67. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great stuff as always. I’m in a H2H league that values (overvalues) Ks – has K/9 and Ks as categories, along with W, SV, and WHIP. I’ve loaded up on high K pitchers and punted on WHIP. So far it’s working and that’s a long way of saying I love me some Fiers and Rubby goes every start.

    What do you think is most likely to happen with McCutchen: a) turns it around; b) eventually ends up on the DL; c) shuffles along through a lost season; d) something else?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: a. He has 10 hits in his last 7 and is starting to heat up a bit. Prolly was not 100% could be closer. The SB is promising. The weather has been cooler than average maybe it’s affecting the hitting and the health.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  68. TOGMAN says:
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    Un mas por favor.. 12-team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Pierzynski, Joseph, Montero, Hundley, Zunino, Swihart

  69. Steve D. says:
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    Pick-a-Carlos: Martinez or Rodon ROS in a redraft?

  70. John says:
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    OF stanton jup dickerson pollock pederson Souza Start 5

    SP Carrasco Richards Keuchel Wacha Pineda quintana frias- got very good RP

    Give quintana for Soler??
    Sounds obvious but then Ive got 2 bench bats in shallow lg 10 team and will continue to struggle with who to start. But injuries and possibly allows me to trade one in time.

    Ill be tight with arms ill need to make space for one more what to do with Souza drop, with quintana owner who is waiting on pence and prob drop after or hold figure it out?

    • John says:
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      @John: I am thinking he is going to want to have Souza to fill before his Pence comes back so Souza quintana for Soler yes no?

      And yes no to above even if its overkill?

  71. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great one!

    Would you drop Desclafani or A. Escobar (current SS is Kang, who I’m a believer in) for a speculative Snydergaard add? By the time he’s called up, someone will have taken him already…

    Thanks!

  72. My luck:

    I faced the Green owner when Green still an ace for a 2-start week.

    I faced the AGonz owner the 1st week of the season when he was going bonkers.

    And this week I faced the Grandal/Pederson owner. 4 HR and eleventy billion RBI in 2 days from 2 guys. Oh, and I think he’s got 2 closers and 6 saves from Miller & KRod

    Yeesh.

    Apparently my ritual had the opposite effect and angered the fantasy gods. Or maybe I’m being punished for believing in Hosmer/Mousasskiss.

    Ah well – at least my hot sauce was in Playboy.com this week. And that sounded way dirtier than intended.

    Just one week it would be nice if my opponent’s players didn’t all blow up all at once out of nowhere.

    Long season – I’m stil in 3rd place.ill stop whining now.

    ROS middle infedel: Lawrie (hitting .400 over the last week but an empty .400) or Solarte? The MI/CI is kinda nice….I currently have Lawrie. Seems like he’s hitting everything hard, but right at guys. That usually means good things to come, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Congrats! That’s awesome! I put it on rice yesterday, excellent! Lawrie

      • @Grey: Rumor has it my Black Label will be in next month’s Maxim – the print copy!

        Not sure of the context – it may well be the “10 worst hot sauces in America”. lol! Let’s hope not.
        ;)

        Oh – yeah, my opponent also has Longo this week. Naturally. 6 HRs from 3 dudes. Thankfully Longoria done wore hisself out hitting those two and missed a game, but still…..guess I’m using up all my luck on the hot sauce gig.

        Back to the MI question, Acledes Escobar got dumped when he hit the DL – I plucked him up just now thanks to Moistasskiss hitting the bereavement list, but will have to choose 2 of Russell, Lawrie & Escobar next week. I can use the speed – I’ll play it by ear. Maybe one of my SP will give me reason to drop them instead. heh

  73. ryanoger says:
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    Pierzynski owner should I keep rolling with him or pick up Grandal or Salvador Pérez who just got dropped?

    thanks grey!
    Ryan

    • Cram It says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d own both of them over AJ Pierzynski.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @ryanoger: Sal.

  74. mcBlunty says:
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    h2h cat league

    SS who would you rather have rest of season
    A Simmons
    JJ Hardy
    E Andrus

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @mcBlunty: Elvis

  75. Curtis says:
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    Ike Davis, Cory Spangenberg, or Anthony Gose at UTIL for this weekend (NFBC, so locked for the 3 days)? Gose faces 2 righties and a lefty, so may only get 2 starts. SBs is a tight race right now, so makes me lean Spangenberg or Gose.

    Thanks man.

    Curtis

  76. Q says:
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    Following up yesterday’s Coors weather report: Today looks screwed, but weekend should be fine. Cold, but playable.

    Lesson: don’t worry about the weather until the day of. Learned.

    • Curtis says:
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      @Q: Rumors of snow from @MLBDailyWeather overblown? I’m certainly considering benching my Rockies (especially slumping guys like CarGo) and Dodgers for guys who will play all weekend in locked lineups leagues. No need to worry in daily leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Nice

  77. BrewerFan says:
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    Is Souza still worth holding due to upside or is it time to drop for one of the following?

    Offense Pitching
    -Soler
    -Pillar
    -Aoki
    -Guerrero

    • BrewerFan says:
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      @BrewerFan:

      My mistake…. I meant to add the following pitchers as well:

      Chavez
      Fiers
      Shoemaker
      Hutch

      All available as well. Either would be a bench spot anyways right now

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Wait, you can get Soler???? Drop Souzaphone for Soler Power quick before he’s gone! Bigger upside there I say.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @BrewerFan: you still havent gotten Soler? Hurry up, go, go…

      • BulinWall says:
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        @nick the dick:

        I should have mentioned that I have a waiver claim in for Soler but highly doubt I will get him

  78. nick the dick says:
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    You see on The Price is Right they called down a woman in a wheelchair with no feet and her prize, which she did win, was a treadmill? A treadmill. No feet. Treadmill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: HA…Really? I went to a taping once, didn’t get called, used to tape literally at the end of my street

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: yeah the announcer tried to skip over it all quick, youcanwinatreadmill AND A BRAND NEW SAUNA!! At least she could roll in for a steam. She has no feet tho. Legs, but no feet. Said she is keeping the treadmill too….a lady who is in the restaurant I work at everyday just recently went on, was picked, got up on stage, won the game she played, spun a dollar on the wheel, and won her showcase. No lie, they all gathered in the bar and watched when it aired. She won the redneck starter package and a trip somewhere.

        • Grey

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          HA, oh man… Prolly in a bar by my house… LA is what you imagine, Price is right set? You could be in Kansas

  79. Not sure why I laughed so hard at Apricot Juice, but indeed I did.

  80. Swfcdan says:
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    Buying Burn baby Burns in a 10 team 5OF league?

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      He’s SAGNOF, so it’s entirely needs dependent. Do you need SBs and can you handle getting zero power out of one of those spots?

  81. k-dog says:
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    Grandal or Norris ROS?
    10 team h2h points league… thanks in advance!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @k-dog: Yasmani

  82. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Don’t panic over Corey Kluber

    Despite dropping to 0-5 on the year in the wake of yesterday’s bumpy start, no need to sound the alarm over Kluber just yet. He’s generating whiffs at a high rate — 13 swinging strikes in 104 pitches yesterday — and he’s been unfortunate with his batted ball rates and sequencing. Kluber currently sports a .364 BABIP and a corresponding 62.3 percent strand rate, numbers that should regress over time. A 3.12 xFIP compares closely with last season’s 3.02 mark and I’d feel comfortable going after Kluber in a trade if his current owner is frustrated enough to sell-low on him. For my teams, he remains an automatic starter no matter the match up.

    • MattTruss

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      Thanks for the cut & paste job and I’ll raise you:

      So, I know it sucks, but you have to believe Kluber’s going to come around when the weather starts to warm up and I would continue to buy him on the cheap, expecting a rebound.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @MattTruss: I think he skips reading the article to get straight to the answering portion of the contest

    • Kid A says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Bozo called, he wants his shoes back.

  83. B Boyle says:
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    12 team H2H 6×5 (OPS as the sixth)

    Is it time to pick up the next Mets phenom in N. Snydergaard? If so who do I drop?

    Watson, Axford? My guess is Watson.

    Other pitchers are Ross, Burnett, Leake, A and T Wood, Smyly, Simon, Chavez, Odorizzi. RP Watson, Storen, Bentances, Axford.

  84. The JoGarza says:
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    So I’d like to pry Kluber away from his owner, but he’s being a pain about it (partially because he’s aware everyone is writing about buying low, he’ll bounce back).

    I have a staff of Stras, Hamels, Tanaka, Liriano, Nelson and Chavez. A ton of underperforming guys with Liriano my only star so far.

    Would you trade Liriano 1-for-1 for Kluber?
    Or would you prefer something like Stras for Kluber and a mid-tier closer?

    12-team H2H

  85. bjfg says:
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    My Ramos and Kipnis for his Norris and Calhoun? I already have Gordon at 2b

    • Cram It says:
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      @bjfg: Yes. Don’t see why he’d do that though. Calhoun > Kipnis and the catcher difference is negligible, if any.

  86. hankp101 says:
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    Guy in my league is shopping Hanley for SP and also has Kluber. I’m tempted to offer Kershaw for Kluber and Hanley, but I feel like that may not be enough since Kluber should be coming at a discount right now. Should I throw it out there or try to get more?

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      I doubt it’d be enough for both of them, but can’t hurt to try, right? I highly doubt you’d get more than that for Kershaw alone. Not like Kershaw’s been lighting the world on fire or anything here. If you think the guy is a numb-nut, then why not make the offer? My guess is you’ll have a lot less chance of the instant reject/never talking trades with you again if you include a throw-in with Kerhsaw. Say a Kuechel or something. Maybe a hot “sell high” bat like Marisnick.

  87. Drew says:
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    Hey Grey-

    6×6 OPS, and Holds; QS instead of Wins

    Would you trade away McCutchen for Kluber + one of Marte/Kemp/CarGonzalez?

    Outside of Kershaw, my pitching staff is full of disappointments (Ross, Alex Wood, Carrasco) and those old guys (Burnett, Haren) along with Bauer, Chavez, and a streamer slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew: Yes, Marte

  88. Scott says:
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    Would like to trade Keuchel for a closer. What would be fair?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Any closer

      • Scott says:
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        @Cram It: Chapman

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Any haircut

      • Scott says:
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        @Cram It: Mullet

      • PK says:
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        @Cram It: LOVE that commercial.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Any tattoo

      • Scott says:
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        @Cram It: Dragon

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Any tequila

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Any catcher?

        • Cram It says:
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          @MattTruss: Any semi-aquatic animal.

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            So any platypus then?

            • Cram It says:
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              @MattTruss: Flat-billed or bust.

              • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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                @Cram It: Thread of the day

      • Scott says:
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        @Cram It: Jose Cuervo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Scott: Any prehistoric man

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Devin Mesoraco

  89. Anon says:
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    Suppose I wanted to try to flip Hosmer for a SP because I don’t believe this schmohawk can keep it going.. Any names that would be reasonable targets?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Anon: You can probably aim pretty high.

  90. Wilsonian says:
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    I had the choice of Longo or Frazier with my first pick after keepers. Guess which one I went with…

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wilsonian: Eva??

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I bet Eva would hit better. And she would look better doing it too. I literally flipped a mental coin. That mental coin is a bastard.

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Wilsonian: No worries, I M a sucker for Longo as well..I always think this is gonna be his BIG year..

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: Yup, me too. I’m always hoping that he’ll finally reach his potential. Hope it doesn’t cost me. At least I traded a concussed Springer for Arenado last week to make up for it.

    • stumanji says:
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      @Wilsonian: Last year I took Zimmerman over Abreu with my first pick after keepers. The counting stats difference between the two (and Zim’s replacement players) at CI cost me a championship, not do mention having a top 10 keeper long term.

  91. andrew says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I picked up Preston Tucker and Peguero last night. I need a fill-in for George-y boy Springer…who do you like?
    Also, I keep having nightmares about Betances taking over Miller’s job, obviously Miller has done a great job but it just feels like NY wants Betances to be their 9th inning guy, no?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @andrew: Peguero…Betances might get 3 saves all year

  92. The Chad says:
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    Rusney coming up anytime soon you think or should I deal him for Axford if I need saves?

  93. Birdis says:
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    RCL League. My offense has been awesome, but my pitching ratios are awful… ERA: 4.86. WHIP: 1.39. Current starting staff is Arrieta, Ross, Paxton, Shoemaker, and Anderson.

    Looking to deal Hosmer for help there.

    1. Fair trade value? Wacha? McHugh? Other ideas?

    2. Should I target underperformers on the cheap? Sale? Samardzija? Kluber? Or should I steer clear of more risk in my current situation?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Birdis: I go after Sale first and then Kluber or even Stras if his health is OK..

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you dump Reddick for Tex or Moss for a bench bat/utility guy? My OFers are currently: Jones, Myers, Pederson, Dickerson, Reddick, Marisnick. Play 4 OF and 2 UTIL – also have an IF slot Tex or Moss could sub in.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d get Tex and ride the hot bat..

  95. doghat666 says:
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    10 team, 10×10 daily roto league
    My 2B/SS/MI are:
    Rendon – DL
    Reyes – DL
    Kipnis -2B
    Bogaerts -SS
    Wong -MI
    Russell -2B/SS
    I need to cut one, would you rather have Bogaerts or Russell?

  96. Nico says:
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    Two quick takes. Ready? Go!

    Still get that warm and fuzzy feeling w/ Samardzija? K-rate down, throwing more cutter. I’m Wary. Nice to meet you.

    Jay Bruce. BB% up 6% from last year. Power is there.

    You buying or selling these jamokes? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Not as warm and fuzzy with Samardzija, nice on Bruce

  97. HighHeat says:
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    Gray, Kolten Wong lines were classic!! I’m still laughing. Great stuff…

  98. morecowbell says:
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    So Alexei Ramirez has been a total dud this season. Is he droppable for Brandon Crawford in a 12 team 5×5 league (standard stats except OBP)??

    Gotta figure out my SS sitch!

    Thanks!

  99. Jbuhner says:
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    Better pickup to stream for tomm. Jimmy Nelson vs Cubs or harang vs mets?? Thanks in adavance

  100. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop Norris for grandall? padres think they are so fucking cool

      • morecowbell says:
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        @Grey: stepping it up a notch – drop Wilson Ramos for Grandal? Trying to gauge his value.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • morecowbell says:
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            @Grey: schwing! thanks

  101. Swfcdan says:
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    Rubby or Roark (if house of Stras misses time)?

  102. ryanoger says:
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    10 H2H redraft 5×5

    C-Yasmani Grandal
    1B-Paul Goldschmidt
    2B-Brian Dozier
    3B-Evan Longoria
    SS-Ian Desmond
    OF-Nelson Cruz, Wil Myers, Grégory Polanco
    Util-Chris Davis, Lucas Duda
    DL-Anthony Rendón

    Based on my team above add Aoki and drop Duda or hold?

  103. Kingslayer` says:
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    Drop Allen Craig for Billy Burns? 5×5 H2H AL Only league.

  104. Keeper Kyle says:
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    Wondering what prospect I should look to pickup. I am currently in first and figure that it might be worth looking at top prospects. I currently have Trout, Puig, Pederson and Bryant for the future. I also picked up Syndergaard. A few prospects out there are Byron Buxton, Corey Seager SS, Lindor, and SP Giolito. Correa SS was already picked up, any recommendations or ideas of who might be called up sooner than others?

  105. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Can we please get retractable roofs on every MLB stadium? Like, yesterday!? This Denver rain is killing my vibe. It’s 2015 and I don’t have a hover skateboard or flying car, the least modern technology could do is eliminate rain outs.

  106. Derrick says:
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    Chris Davis for Kluber?

  107. dem ribbies says:
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    Is this how you have them ranked ROS? Gomes/Vogt/Grandal

  108. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I thought I was the one that told everyone about Rubby De La Rosa and Billy Burns…oh wait, I was!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sky: You also told us about TJ House, Nathan Eovaldi, Everth Cabrera…teehee

      • Kid A says:
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        @Cram It: KAPOW!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Cram It: And you told us about…wait, I’m still googling…ah yes, here it is: CRAM IT CRAM

        • Kid A says:
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          @Sky:

          What’s up with Jack Daniels Martinez? Guy is looking pretty tipsy lately.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            High K rate guy with a minimal walk rate, he’s gonna have slumps. Don’t think he stays above 30% K rate all year but could finish closer to 27-28%. .270 to .280 hitter still possible, power is fine. I’d be buying Just Dongs Martinez, personally.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sky: HAHA. Nate Karns!

          Hey, I don’t get paid in lint balls to inform the public. I tease because I love, Sky.

    • Carnac says:
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      Coincidentally, those were my nicknames in high school. And I’ll say it again, for the record, I thought I was the only one in the locker room.

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Did you grab the icy hot or what?

        • Carnac says:
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          Look, I don’t know what that sniveling jerk Dave thinks he saw.

          • Kid A says:
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            @Carnac: So funny!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Carnac: Rosa was a pretty hot janitor?

        • Carnac says:
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          I don’t know what to say, Sky. Lots of hormones at the point in life.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Wind blows just right and I…well, you know what Lonely Island would say

  109. Rice says:
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    Has a question 30 minutes ago… Grey directs me to Trumbo’s girlfriend… forgets question…forgets work… forgets to breath… loses 30 minutes of life (not considering this time a ‘loss’ per se)…

    As a depth play only: Pick up Burns and drop of of the below?

    Jose Iglesias
    Danny Santana
    Dexter Fowler

  110. Carnac says:
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    Watched Arrieta’s start yesterday and had the same feelings about the scorekeeper. It was baffling. Thanks for making me feel validated. How about a hug?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: I’m still on hold

  111. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hey y’all–
    Got a trade I need some help reviewing…
    I get Archer/Kinsler and give D Gordon/Jimmy Nelson

    My team:

    C: Santana
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Gordon
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Dannys Antana
    OF+1 UTIL: Marte, CDick, Cain, Myers
    DL: Rendon (2b eligible)

    SP (of note): Carrasco, Ross, Pineda, CMart, Hughes, Nelson, Shoe

    You all taking it or holding?

      • dizzystpizzy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks grey– I like Archer’s high socks but not enough to cross ya

  112. Steve says:
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    Are Shelby & Fiers too little to offer for Kluber or in the ballpark?

  113. dem ribbies says:
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    Pax or Rubby?

  114. los locos says:
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    I just picked up Russell Martin on waivers, would you drop McCann for Byrd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  115. claw dog says:
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    would you drop AJ ramos for joe smith? I have ramos as backup for cishek since I own him and don’t want to lose a closer since he hasnt exactly been great

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  116. osnam says:
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    Yasmani Grandal or Molina? And is it even close? Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  117. Scott says:
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    14 team dynasty league

    Side A: Ian Desmond
    Side B: Ian Kinsler and Wily Peralta

    which Ian????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  118. Mike says:
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    Trade Question (6*6 w/ QS & K/9 instead of Ks)

    Would you trade Chapman for Kluber?
    Or is that too much given the K/9 setting & Kluber’s “buy-low” tag?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  119. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I spoke to John Mozeliak about trading for Kyle Kendrick. He said he’s already got an 8 hole hitter.

    (that is a very subtle joke)

    Bartolo Colon has defeated the Baltimore Orioles as a member of 7 different teams. A buck for anybody who can name all of them with no googlin’.

    Remember when the A’s could pitch? Me neither.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Yanks, A’s, Mets, Indians, Angels, White Sox…Dah

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Others Sox too. That was the one that got me. 2008.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, don’t remember that at all

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      Runs and homers were up in April vs last year (1% and 3% respectively). Runs and homers are up even more from where they were last May. Not a huge amount. Maybe just noise. Feels like games are either 1-0 or 8-7 though.

  120. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Moistasskiss- ass = adj. not n.

    So glad I was patient with Grandal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  121. los locos says:
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    Grey,

    Before I drop McCann, I will let you look at my roster before final judgement.. just before finalizing the pick up Byrd. Thanks!

    Starters
    C Russell Martin C | TOR
    1B Eric Hosmer 1B | KC
    2B Devon Travis 2B | TOR
    3B Trevor Plouffe 3B | MIN
    SS Hanley Ramirez OF,SS | BOS
    OF Michael Brantley OF | CLE
    OF Alex Gordon OF | KC
    U Prince Fielder 1B | TEX

    Bench
    C Brian McCann C | NYY
    1B Lucas Duda 1B | NYM
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Jean Segura SS | MIL
    OF Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL
    OF A.J. Pollock OF | ARI
    U Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS
    OF Hunter Pence OF | SF – DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t own two catchers ever

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: LOL

  122. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Trying to buy low on Sale. Flip Papi/Casilla for Sale/Aoki? 12T H2H punting saves at this point anyways

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  123. Scott says:
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    dynasty league….drop paredes, chisenhall or logan morrison for josh harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Knew you’re bearish on Harrison…was trying to gauge how much so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  124. Baezaworldseries says:
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    I mustache you a question.
    Jace Peterson or Dannys Antana for MI? 14 tm roto redraft.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Jace

  125. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Kershaw’s xFIP is 1.92. His HR to FB is almost 23%. Last year it was just over 6%. His K per 9 is 11.87 (last year it was 10.85). By the end of the season he’ll be a top 10 overall fantasy asset and you can take that to a local savings institution and fill out a little slip with the pen on the chain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Damn and here I was all fishin’ for an argument.

        Yesterday Magoo and I had Archer, Arieta, Kluber, and Burnett go. Lackey on the bench. Brilliant, as they say in old Guiness commercials.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I started Odrisamer in one league and Archer everywhere so yay for me

        • phenomenot says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: these average SPs is like a TV blooper.

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @phenomenot:

            Football to the groin

            • phenomenot says:
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              @GhostTownSteve: I’ve had nothing but sp problems…

              arrieta, kluber, iwakuma, hutchinson, paxton…hopefully harvey keeps it together. And i though my pitching was rock solid.

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @phenomenot:

                My pitching is like southern cooking. Everything battered and deep fried.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @GhostTownSteve: thanks now I’m hungry for a deep fried oreo

  126. Andre says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Souza for either Marisnick or Lind for ROS?…….Hits, Avg, Runs, RBI, HRs, Stolen base, and Walks.

    Thank!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  127. dem ribbies says:
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    shallow bench OPS league, have Dozier. Dealt for Kinsler and rode him during Dozier’s cold start. Now that he’s back online, would you deal Kinsler for Semien? Has 3B/SS/2B on CBS and would be a great bench flex guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  128. agarthered says:
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    My ERA been taking a beating lately, so currently have Ventura on bench AT Detroit, right move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d likely start him

  129. G says:
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    Hey Grey. It’s my first year doing a head to head weekly points league in addition to my other league. I’m noticing that pitching seem less important in this league as Im often picking up pitchers to stream who are decent but who have two starts in the week just to increase my point opportunities. It seems like teams who have more two start pitchers for that week have an upper hand compared to a team who has more overall quality pitching. I also think this years top pitchers being disappointing plays a role. Anyway this league is not a keeper so wanted to take advantage of Jocs value right now (holding into him in my keeper). Thoughts on offering joc and either samardjia or Ross for giancarlo? Would you rather give up Ross or samarjia considering how they look and that strikeouts and wins have significant value. Thank Grey as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side… Give Ross

  130. Troy says:
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    Thoughts on Addison Russell? He has hit in 12 straight, 12 of his 14 games in the bigs, and has more HR than Bryant. Will the cubbies move him up to the two hole soon? Is he going to be top 10 at ss or 2b ros?

    • Troy says:
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      @Troy:

      He has hit in 10 straight, 12 of 14 games in the bigs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  131. HeathWoman says:
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    Long time reader, first time commenter! I would first like to thank the Stream-o-Nator for the Rubby recommendation. ESPN had him ranked last yesterday, but I went with you guys (as I usually do) and, HORRAY! But now I have a dilemma.

    I need to drop someone so I have room for streaming, but I think I want to hang on to Rubby. And I need Ks and Ws most re: stats. 14-team mixed 5×5 league. I have Felix H, Carrasco, McHugh, Hutchinson, Sabathia, Rubby. We’ve had good streamer options available on most days in my league so I figure with that core-four I would just stream my fifth pitcher. I know Grey said yesterday that CC isn’t worth owning, but I have some “old guys” (and Yankees fans) in my league who might trade for him. Or should I just drop him and fuggetaboutit? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @HeathWoman: Definitely try to trade CC first if you can get a bite. But he’s the guy to cut IMO if you have to lose one.

      • HeathWoman says:
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        @Cram It: I will. I also forgot to mention we only have one RP slot (because 14 teams) and mine is filled with Huston Street. Deciding on picking up his set up guy or one of the 3 closers on waivers, which are Uehara, Feliz, Axford, Reed, and Cecil. Sigh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pick up Koji

          • HeathWoman says:
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            @Grey: Thank You!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lose CC

      • HeathWoman says:
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        @Grey: Yessir! I have one closer, Street. Pick up his setup guy (as you suggest) or one of the leftover closers on waivers I listed above? (Uehara, Feliz, Axford, Reed, and Cecil)?

  132. GhostTownSteve says:
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    50/50 chance Goldschmidt finishes the year above Trout on the rater?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  133. Tom says:
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    In 10 team H2H each category Fowler or Souza ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tom: Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  134. Jack says:
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    Need a streamer for Sunday who gets a era under 4 & a whip under 1.25 with a good chance at a win & maybe 4-5 k’s. SON likes Vogelsong vMIA (Latos) over Collmenter vSD (Cashner) or Buchholz @Tor(Dickey), do you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

  135. The Red Mist says:
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    In a 8 team mixed where there’s no runs and strike outs count against me.

    Soler, Or Myers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  136. Blake Bruce says:
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    Cespedes and Wade Davis for Carasco and Tori Hunter… Which side wins AL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  137. mzyptlk says:
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    Edwin/Travis for Stanton/J Peterson. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  138. sniff test says:
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    Would you drop Bauer or Paxton for Carlos Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  139. sniff test says:
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    How long will Carlos Gonzalez suck ass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully not very

  140. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Which team win:

    Team A: McCutchen, Pujols

    Team B: Miggy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy, depends on league

  141. Scott says:
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    Thanks for all your work…. Start or sit Jimmy Nelson tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  142. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey.
    8 team H2H point based keeper league.
    Was just offered following trade: I trade away David Price, Johnny Cueto and Julio Teheran
    and would get
    Miguel Cabrera, Adam Jones, and Danny Duffy
    Our scoring, for the most part, is:
    1B – 1.5 pts Runs – 1pt
    2B – 2.5pts SB – 1pt
    3B – 3.5pts RBI – 1.5pts
    HRS – 6pts BB – 1pt

    Wins – 7pts
    K – 1.5pt
    Loss – -2pts
    Thoughts? I would still have Kluber, Lester, Walker, Porcello, Shoemaker, Richards, Morrow, Griffin, Corbin & Giolito.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side

  143. Atlas says:
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    Great write up, Grey. By the way I sometimes get a laugh thinking that you and Christopher Russo are twins identical in every way other than the mustache. haha

    Russo cracks me up also so its a good thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  144. Tiny TUTU says:
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    ROS BYRD or PILLAR H2H OBP need a replacement OFer for a couple weeks…

  145. J-FOH says:
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    You ever been to fat sal’s in hollywood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah don’t like it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I looked at the menu and I was on the fence about it. Looks like glutony for people with bad taste…like Billy Butler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It tries so hard to be stoner food, it’s just a mishmash of crap on a bun

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: a mishmash of crap on a bun? Sounds like the Phillies!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              a mishmash of crap on a bench

  146. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Hey Grey,

    Is it worth picking up and holding Tony Watson in case Melancon continues to suck out loud? If so, who would you drop?

    sp-kershaw, gio, smyly, wood, c-mart, fiers, ubaldo, hutchison
    rp-storen, britton, melancon, yimi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo

      • Fever Dog says:
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        @Grey: You like Hutchison more than Ubaldo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In a shallow league, yes

          • Fever Dog says:
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            @Grey: Cool. Wasn’t questioning the advice. More a general question.

            Thanks!

  147. gumball says:
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    Hey Grey great stuff per usual–standard 5×5 roto
    need 2 of following ROS :
    A wood
    Quintana
    Hughes
    Rubby

    Also Reed or Feliz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Hughes…Feliz

  148. Tiny TUTU says:
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    Add Souza Bruce Ethier to the Byrd Pillar question above H2H OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  149. Mike says:
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    Down 1-4 in wins, down 20 in k’s, down 4.46 to 3.21 in era up 1.12 to 1.13 in whip, up 4-3 in qs

    Pitchers remaining for the week Nelson,C.Anderson, Smyly

    His pitchers : Niese

    Who do I start and who do I sit ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all

  150. chad says:
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    Rusney or Josh Hamilton ROS? Bout to take a flyer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton, unless Rusney actually plays

  151. Bill says:
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    Pick two, marte vs wacha,polanco vs wacha, heyward vs liriano, soler vs nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, Soler

  152. Mike says:
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    Flip Travis for Iwakuma? Or hold Travis Devon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can sell him, but not for an injured SP

  153. Cram It says:
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    Buy, sell! Buy, sell!! Buy, sell!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s coming

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I know. Just rooting it on.

  154. jc3bagger says:
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    Can anyone give me the scoop on Oberholtzer? Everyone seemed to ignore Astros pitching before the season, but he was slated to be their No. 3 starter. Is he in speculative add category at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

      • jc3bagger says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir.

  155. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  156. I recall reading somewhere that Kluber’s ERA was around 2 points lower when Yan Gomes was catching. I hope we don’t have to wait another six weeks for him to come back.

    In a competitive league with both saves and holds categories, my relievers are Kimbrel, Storen, Romo, Ramos, and Aaron Barrett, who I know doesn’t get much press but has a 19/2 K/BB ratio in 12 innings and is getting into high leverage spots (3 holds in last 4 appearances) . Do you think there’s enough of a chance Street is hurt or will keep struggling that I should switch Barrett, or maybe Ramos or Romo, for Joe Smith? I’d love to have another closer but in terms of holds candidates, I’m not sure Smith is an upgrade.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos for Smith

      • @Grey: Thanks, and sorry for asking on the wrong post. I had it open for a while and was writing between phone calls.

        Have a restful weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  157. Atlas says:
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    Can Hosmer sustain this power surge ? Or is this definitely a small sample abberation ? I have read that he is hitting even LESS fly balls this year. I’m lost on this one.

  158. HighHeat says:
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    With this team would you consider picking up Grandal, moving Santana to 3B and dropping Davis, Souza or a closer? (or any one else) Thanks!!

    Carlos Santana C,1B, 3B
    Edwin Encarnación 1B
    Dee Gordon 2B
    Chris Davis, 3B
    Hanley Ramírez OF/SS
    Mookie Betts ,OF/2B
    Giancarlo Stanton OF
    Utility Marisnick,Bogaertz
    Bench Souza. Joc Pederson
    Anthony Rendón DL Jose Reyes
    SP Arietta, DeGrom, Kazmir, Pineda, Kluber, Wacha,Salazar G Richards,
    RP C Allen, Soria, Familia, Cecil
    H2H 8 Team 6×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wrong post

      • HighHeat says:
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        @Grey: OOPS did not notice sorry!

  159. D-33 says:
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    OBP, keep forever league…. Which side do you like? Is it close?

    Rendon, Upton, Kluber
    or
    Harper and Samardzja

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  160. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME************

  161. Greg says:
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    Thoughts on Dilson Herrera….?

    And, do you think Yellich will return to form?

    Gracias.

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