Dustin Pedroia will hit you two homers (3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) and then run out after the game to help hawk papers, “Extr-ee, extr-ee, read all about it!”  “Keep the change, kid.”  “Thanks, mister!”  While Pedroia sold Boston Heralds on the corner, Hanley Ramirez (also homered twice; 2nd one was a grand slam; 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs) was tricked into a youth-rejuvenating oxygen chamber by piping in the smell of roasted pig.  All the Red Sox did was put a game-used Sandoval jersey over a fan.  Buncha tricksters!  Or maybe that’s trickstahs in Boston.  Also homering yesterday was Mookie Betts (2-for-4, 2 runs).  Well, in this game.  In other games, everyone homered at least once.  If your fantasy team didn’t hit at least three homers yesterday, check again, you might’ve been accidentally looking at your fantasy football team.  New commissioner-slash-new-step-dad, Rob Manfred, wants your love and if that means using juiced balls and no curfews, so be it!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Clay Buchholz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Phils.  I don’t know what the Stream-o-Nator said about the Buchholz start yesterday, but I want to pre-order 180 streams vs. the Phils.

Ryan Braun – Braun and Ron Roenicke and the Brewers media and all Brewers fans had one thing to say this preseason, Braun’s thumb is fine. Technically, they didn’t lie, but they forgot to mention everything else of Braun’s is a sneeze away from hitting the DL.  Yesterday, he strained his rib cage, and he’ll likely be DL’d today.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this lingers for weeks into months into “Why did I think Braun was going to bounce back, please explain that to me again.”

Kyle Lohse – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Miller and Coors — What’s the difference?

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  “Hello, tattoo parlor, I was wondering if I can get Arenado’s face tattooed on my body.  Where?  Hmm, how about on top of my face?”

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  In our first Fantasy Deathmatch, we have Common Sense vs. Walt Weiss.  Will Common Sense win and force Weiss to play Dickerson every day?

Kyle Kendrick – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Away ERA:  0.00.  Home ERA to come:  Infinity.

Troy Tulowitzki – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI and was lifted early for Descalso, breaking Tulo’s string of consecutive innings played at eight.

Dan Uggla – 0-for-3 as he started at 2nd base.  His walk-up music was FourFiveSeconds, which is also how late he was on a 83 MPH fastball by Fartolo Colon.

Max Scherzer – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, but Desmond had two errors leading to three unearned runs for Scherzer.  If Desmond could escape his demons, he’d have perfect D.

Jenrry Mejia – Had elbow stiffness in the bullpen while warming up.  The Mets trainer said, “He looked like he was sweating heavily without much effort, but then I realized it was just his Soul Glo.”  Mejia’s almost definitely headed to the DL and could be moonwalking into Dr. James Andrews office for Tommy John surgery.  I grabbed Jeurys Familia, wherever he was available, not because Familia is a cousin or something, but because he’ll likely be saving games until Parnell returns, if Mejia can’t go.  Yes, Buddy Carlyle got the save yesterday, but that was because Familia had already pitched and Buddy Carlyle is a retired blue jeans advertising mascot from the 60’s.

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He looked fatabulous!

Sonny Gray – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks and carried a no hitter thru seven innings.  That’s why they call yesterday in my house, “Opening Gray.”  Plus, it’s got more of a ring than “Opening Yovani.”

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  It’s ‘brist, baby!

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I believe in Stephen Vogt!

Josh Collmenter – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  C’mon, let Randall Delgado at least get a few games started.  What do you have to lose?  Besides 100 games.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks and only 277 innings since last year.  Yes, I plan on counting his IP for the rest of his career or until he gets hurt.

Joe Panik – 3-for-5, 2 runs as he hit 2nd.  He did hit over .300 in three-quarters of a season last year, so I’m watching Panik to make sure I didn’t miss anything when I wrote him off this offseason.  I mean, he is on pace for nearly 500 hits this year.

Jason Grilli – Named the Braves closer and got the 1-2-3 save yesterday.  That’ll at least save some fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) the trouble of messing with Jim Johnson or Juan Jaime.  Sucks that I just changed my fantasy team’s avatar to Jesse Jackson and renamed my team This Is Juan Jaimetown.

John Jaso – Led off yesterday, then left with a bruised wrist.  John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt is day-to-day.

Chris Archer – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He didn’t look right all game.  From the lead-off dribbler by Alejandro De Aza (1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer) that Archer threw away to the homer by Steve Pearce (1-for-3, 2 runs) in the 6th.  Yesterday, Archer looked like he couldn’t hit the Times Square apple off the top of Beetlejuice’s head.  Hopefully, next start out will be better.

Chris Tillman – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Rays.  Okay, can I pre-order 90 streams vs. the Rays and 90 streams vs. the Phils?  The Rays had Asdrubal Cabrera (0-for-3) hitting third, and, after looking at their lineup, it actually made sense.

Travis Snider – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Maybe his post-post-post-post-post-post-POST-post-post-hype sleeper year will finally be his breakout.

Ryan Flaherty – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer as he started over EverCab at shortstop.  It’s no Flaherty to get benched for Flaherty.

Matt Cain – Will undergo an MRI on his tight forearm.  Well, we all know MRI stands for Am Arm Injured in Broken Lithuanian, so there goes Cain.

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 IP, 5 ER.  Was perfect through the first two innings, which is gonna make it hella awkward for the guy that drafted him and then slipped into a coma after the 2nd inning of the Yankees game.  Tanaka Coma Man, “You might want to have some orange juice before you look at your team.  Get your blood sugar up a little.”

Brett Gardner – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Spring’s coming early, cause I see the Gardner.  *high-fives self*  Ow, carpal tunnel!

Michael Saunders – Out a few more weeks.  Buh-buh-buh-but he had an accelerated timetable.  Shizz’s already in the iCal.  Changing the iCal leads to procrastination.  Please, Saunders, don’t form bad habits for me.

Devon Travis – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Yes, it’s too early to say hot schmotato, but I really like Travis and think he could replace Russell Martin (1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs) in the two-hole.  Referring to the Blue Jays’ lineup, not Alyssa Milano’s.  Her two-hole is off the table.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Of course, I have him on my bench in NFBC.  Of course I do.  Cause I had to get Logan Forsythe in my lineup.  Just had to.  Sonavabench!

Drew Hutchison – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Born In 1927 Yankees.  I gave you a Drew Hutchison sleeper this preseason.  You, “Preseason sleeper?  Season’s a day old, I’m dropping half my team!”

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Bleh, everyone has one homer.  Step up your game, Frazier!

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  There was also a 35-minute rain delay in the 6th inning, which makes me think two things 1) Cueto’s last year might not have been a fluke. 2) Why was he sent back out there?  Is the Ghost of Dusty Baker managing?

Jay Bruce – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer.  The fantasy team I drafted in March 2014 is doing great!  Thanks, Bruce!

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, and Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5, 2 runs with his 1st homer.  And now my 2008 fantasy team is kicking ass!  Awesome!

Chris Hatcher – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Leave it to Mattingly and his stupid clean-shaven face to not announce a temp closer, then to go with the guy I didn’t draft instead of Joel Peralta, the guy who I didn’t want to draft but did draft.  You have no consideration, clean upper lipper!  I wouldn’t hold more than one of these guys, and will hold Peralta for a few more days, but it looks like the fill-in closer is Hatcher.

Wil Myers – 0-for-3, 1 run and a steal as he led-off.  I ain’t hatin’, I’m liberatin’ if he’s leadin’ off and stealin’.  By the by, if anyone sees where I misplaced my G’s, just let me know.

Will Middlebrooks – 0-for-4 as he started at 3rd base.  I grabbed him yesterday morning when I saw he was starting and batting fifth.  And that enthusiasm wore off sometime around the Padres’ third time through the order.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks outdueled Corey Kluber 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The only real winner of this game was the Hard K.  I’m not a huge fan of Keuchel’s lack of strikeouts and velocity, but I sure would’ve taken junk sinkers over Archer’s just junk yesterday.

David Price – 8 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Tlosses, excuse me, Twins.  Price looked in control the whole game, giving up five singles, no walks and not much else.  Next, Price gets the Indians.  $24 in trinkets says they don’t have a chance.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Another year, another Jew Don laser show?  I hope not.  Hopefully, Jew Don just was stepping it up because pitching for the Tigers was the Star of David.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-3, 2 steals.  Well, I’m not picking him up yet, but this has me watching him like a cyclops with a monocle.  Maybe he feels obligated to make up for missing last year.  If he’s running like this, he could be sneaky value in deeper mixed leagues.

Alex Avila – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Know how many homers in a week it takes for me to start adding a catcher?  Two, so Avila’s got one more to go and then all bets are off and I begin to pick the catcher scab.

Phil Hughes – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Tigers.  Not a great start, but check out that K-BB!  That’s like being too drunk to, um, perform and being told, “We can just cuddle.”

Felix Hernandez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks.  His only blemish was to Mike Trout, who hit a solo homer in the first.  Next, we get to see F-Her and the A’s.  I mean, no, that’s what I meant.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3, 1 run.  Must…resist…urge…to…pick…him…up.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  I learned how to spell your name for that?  For shamezjia.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  It might just be me, but when I get a home run from my first rounder, it’s so much less exciting than when I get a homer from some random schmohawk I grabbed off waivers.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer as he batted 2nd (!).  Whoever fooled Mostsuckass into thinking it’s still spring training, kudos to you, kind sir and/or ma’am.

Alex Rios – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and the season’s first slam and legs.  Rios will either get 20 HRs and 50 SBs this year or 6 HRs and 12 SBs, and I can’t imagine much in between.

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks then in the 7th inning, he threw a pitch and fell to the ground like thousands of Thetans had possessed his body.  Turned out it was a thumb cramp.  Hmm, last year, he left a game holding his elbow in pain and missed only one start.  *wavy lines*  It’s 2024 and I can’t wait to see Yordano starring opposite George Clooney in that new war movie.  I hear during the War of 2018 battle scene, where Delaware attacked all those obese people, Yordano is incredible as General Michelle Obama.

  1. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    with rendon out i got valbuena at 3b. would you drop him for moustakas and his new shiny lineup slot?

  2. FrankGrimes says:
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    Mmm…Baseball

    • Pardon My Dinger says:
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      @FrankGrimes:
      Mmm…Something

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Mmm indeed

      • Barney Ross says:
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        mmmm.. Alyssa Milano’s 2-hole.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Barney Ross: MMM Agreed

  3. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yeah, looking like pedroia’s finger might be ok (after two whole seasons of shitty), he might sort of be like an older Wong now? jaso or hundley in 20 teamer with slugging and OPS instead of avg. thinking yes since Jaso DL (will probably not play vs lefties, i know, but top of order)

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oh, also have c-sant in this league, hundley is one of two bench bats along with wilmer (i’m not a farmer) flores. minor injuries don’t scare me, just best player here. if jaso hits DL though not good, as i already have mcgee/koji filling those up. got 2 days to wait and see if he hits DL though, he was just dropped.

  4. Fister Furbush says:
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    I ushered Robinson Cano’s family to their suite, and gave and recieved a gangster nod from Kenny Mayne walking into Safeco field. Today was a good day.

    Points league-
    Castilla or Street?

    • malamoney

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      @Fister Furbush: I’m assuming you mean Casilla. I’ll take Street.

      • Catcher Fever says:
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        @malamoney: Vinnt Castilla could probably grab a bat and hit 20 HRs right now in 81 games at Coors.

  5. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Great stuff, this is when you are at your best, So many things that I can reference must finish my RCL Update

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Thanks, JFoH!

  6. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Speaking of ‘Too drunk to…’, Buckcherry was once regarded as the second coming of Guns ‘n’ Roses. Sad world (and NSFW lyrics):

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Sky: some jackass friend of mine liked that crap band for a while. yuck

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yup yup, am familiar. BTW, not sure if you’ve ever listened to him. Go check ‘Terry Reid – Seed of Memory’. Didn’t know much about him. Didn’t realize he was all over ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ album. Good stuff!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: will do. Something about seeing them perform that song live and girls singing it that makes me chuckle

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Whiskey [email protected]# is just a hilarious starting point for any song, really.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: sounds like the start of a creeper post to me

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @J-FOH: good lounge version of that on Planet Terror

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: And Brad Miller was the 2nd coming of Cano

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Grey: What crazy mo’fo said that?!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Oh, I don’t remember that part of your crush on him. All Mariners failed that year, you weren’t alone.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Still early! (In his career)

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                He’s 25 going on Yunel Escobar

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, I hope not… He’s a One Day Ted Williams

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: he’s mad Brad Miller this year

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mad Miller!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    @Grey: you mean like one day out of the season?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, exactly

    • Hawk says:
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      @Sky:

      But hey, Crazy Bitch was a good song. Stupid, fun, and really, really loud.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It was stupid fun. Caught my wife off guard one night when we were driving back from the bars (well she was driving, if you catch my drift) and I started singing along with it with the windows rolled down. But really, those guys…man, should’ve been better.

        • Big Magoo

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          @Sky: Crazy Bitch was a fun song. I’ll just assume that you were joking with that GnR comp though.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            It wasn’t me comping, it was others. Totally all about the fun but yes, they were once taken serious. Great LA (well, started in Anaheim) bar band who got lucky, really.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: I could of sworn they started as anti ESPN band called F**kberry

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: wow mind blown, you just posed quite the mental dilemma for me

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I’m just here to make you think and keep you on your toes

  7. Pardon My Dinger says:
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    ” If Desmond could escape his demons, he’d have perfect D”

    My head just exploded, well done :)

  8. Miles says:
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    great job today Grey. this was pure gold… grey gold….

  9. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Grey!!

    I pulled the trigger on that McHugh and Keiuchel for Samardjia and Fister trade that everyone here told me to accept..

    I should of waiting for the season to move a little bit, but if it weren’t to work, my pitching is still deep and Fister should work out

    Anyways… I dropped Billy Burns for Vogt as I have Ramos at C, I wanna see how he does she he’s my only bench bat. Do you like?

    And

    Fartolo haha

    • Hawk says:
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      @TarmanGotHim:

      It’s one day. You’ll wind up on the better end of that deal by the end of the year.

  10. Coitus Granderson says:
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    I keep getting beaten out picking up newsworthy FA (Grilli, Mujica) by minutes. How do get your up-to-the-minute news alerts? Who’s the fastest with breaking info?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Coitus Granderson: rotoworld.com pretty good. each team probably has a better guy’s link at twitter, but then of course you’d have to follow 30 teams and uh, go on twitter pretty often…. so sandpaper on your cock end (for your brain) and all that.

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      @Coitus Granderson:

      I follow Tristan Cockroft and Eric Karabell from ESPN and have twitter set to send me notifications when they tweet.

      A lot of randomness and junk tweets, but I never miss a big closer move.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: EXACTLY!
        These guys are a bunch of rookies! Ha

        • Grey

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          Yup

  11. First comment of the season, so a late thanks for the good draft prep.

    Reading this this morning I realized how much I missed these wrap-ups. Looking forward to the next six months.

    One question: How would you rank Alex Rios, Aoki, and Jon Jay as a fifth OF?

    The other four are: JUpton, Cespedes, Revere, RDavis. It’s a 14-team, redraft, roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: No problem… Thanks! Rios, Aoki…

  12. Russ says:
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    As a Mejia owner I read that blurb with dread earlier tonight. The waiver wire in my league is picked pretty clean at the moment, only two names that caught my eye were Dale Thayer and Carlos Torres. I’m guessing the Kimbrel acquisition knocks Thayer a bit too far down the line to be worth the add but do you see Torres being a worth a speculative grab should Familia get injured as well?

    • Russ says:
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      @Russ: By Torres I mean Carlos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ: Sure, try Carlos Torres

  13. Ante GALIC says:
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    Gr8 Grey!!

    How’s that for an alliteration?

    Fantastic wrap-up.

    a. Liriano did okay, at least Cutch got him off the hook for the loss. He lost control of his pitches in the 2nd / 3rd INNs when the rain started falling. He retired the side in the 1st INN on 8 pitches so looking for gr8ness from Liriano this year.

    b. Congrats to all Arenado owners on a fantastic night at the dish for Arenado. Just the 3B shy of the cycle on day 1!!! What’s next 5/5 with 5 grand slams? Incredible talent.

    c. Shame on Henderson Alvarez for not taking advantage of the toothless Braves’ lineup. Teheran held his own more or less, striking out Stanton in a key spot. Learned from the Marlins chatroom that the temperature got up to 70 recent in the area hence the rain.

    d. In the Tigers’ chatroom, discovered that the O/U for number of days Avila will be DL’d for a concussion has been set at 50. Also, he’s sporting that unshaved look while hitting HRs, so might be a good trick to see if he’ll hit HRs or not.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Yup B. Better be! C. Agreed D. Ha

  14. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    newbie filled 16 team roto dynasty league. i souped up the prospects, but now i’m left with three BN bats (hoping in short term for braun to get DL’ed) in polanco/bogaearts/m.crapenter. i start braun/reyes/sandoval at those spots. lot of weird stats like doubles/triples/put outs/assists/intentional BB’s/ double plays for hitters and appearances/complete games/shutouts/holds/double plays/K per 9/ relief wins/no hitters/QS for pitchers. we start 7 RP and mine currently are
    ziegler/al al/hatcher/ottavino/rondon/pomeranz (he’s my 7th SP right now, and guys of his level are streamable) and kenley (DL). clearly i’d drop hatcher when kenley gets back. had an offer for kimbrel for panda, but damn owner pulled it after he sent it 12 hours later.

    carpenter for a.miller/wade should clearly be done, but how weak of a RP should I accept in this type of deal. I know i’m not trying to accept a crappy closer type (nathan/hawkins), but would kelvin/n.ramirez/fien/j.peralta be enough? or mid-closers like britton? or should i just move Panda, keep Carp, and shoot for better than these?

  15. kenly0 says:
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    5×5 roto

    Norris in the 2 hole or Vogt?

    Lind or K. Morales?

    Both are bench spots, but your opinion would be appreciated

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @kenly0: Depends on needs. Vogt and Lind are the better hitters in a vacuum.

  16. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    The patent for the Fire Hydrant was destroyed in a fire

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: conspiracy!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: that’s probably the way most patents are destroyed, likely arson too.

  17. malacoda1970 says:
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    Thanks for nothing!

    Love,

    Steve Pearce

  18. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper league

    Offer in is my Cole Hamels and avasail Garcia (rd 16 next year)for his jake Arrieta and zach Britton.

    Staff is scherzer, Hamels, Garrett Richards, iwakuma, Carlos Martinez and Jesse Hahn.
    Bullpen is only Rondon and Cody Allen but I have a utility p slot.

    Thanks!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Sange76: Assuming you dont need Avisail id DO IT

      • Sange76 says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        Don’t need him. OF is Brantley, starling marte, Alex Gordon, Blackmon, with josh Harrison and Hanley eligible soon and Buxton as my keeper in rd 15 next year…

  19. Gary Thorne says:
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    Drop Hosmer or Khris Davis for Travis Snyder? Positions don’t matter in this case.

    • Jay says:
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      @Gary Thorne: Over under on Drop Hosmer posts….125.5

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        127.7

  20. Tigres says:
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    Grey – Is it too early to ask you if it’s too early to worry about Shark? I’d ask a catcher question instead, but I already know the answer: Rock the Vogt! Looking forward to all the daily recaps – don’t forget to pace yourself!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Tigres: yes it’s too early

      • 2qbn says:
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        @Phil of the Future: I have to keep telling myself that it’s too early because right now I’m feeling more Jabbarjaw than shark week.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @2qbn: It’s a marathon. Unless your a Kenyan who can sprint 26 miles(i’m not) it is important to be patient and pace yourself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Thanks! Too early

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    Just too uncomfortable with tanaka on my team even for the draft value I got for him. Would you trade tanaka and avisail for wood? Avisail is one of my best bench bats (also have Pearce). Could also do tanaka for Hughes and boxburger (saves and holds league). Would you do both trades? And if so which one do you prefer? Thanks in advance Grey.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @G: I’d take Hughes and Boxberger now if I could get that.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @G: Id do both…and i prefer Wood….yes i said it i prefer Wood.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: I prefer Box…berger.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Phil of the Future: HARD for me to disagree with that…but give me some wood

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: I don’t have any wood for you, my friend. But, I do have this erector set you could borrow to make something.

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Phil of the Future: Its a start…Ill erect it and you bring your Box over and we will test it out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: I’d take Wood

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: …too easy

  22. papasmurf says:
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    Shark had nothing. I dont understand why Ventura’s gotta run him out there for the 7th but yank him after one batter. I had Sale a couple of years ago and V did the same thing incessantly. It’s so infuriating.

    Although Shark gave up tons of flyballs, Hosmer somehow managed to do his thang. No matter what he does in the spring, when opening day comes he reverts to Mr. Wormkiller. Hosmer should be a lawnmower brand.

    If my league had its draft a few weeks later I would have taken Pearce instead of Hosmer. The moment I stupidly picked Hos (I was musta been sniffing smurf glue at the time) I had that what the hell did I just do feeling.

    (At the time I was a bit worried Pearce may lose playing time if he got off to a rough start)

    • Chris says:
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      @papasmurf: Ventura wasn’t yanked. He pitch to one batter, and had a cramp in his throwing arm. He left the game, but appeared to be OK.

      • Abe Froman says:
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        @Chris:

        Robin Ventura, manager of the White Sox.

        As a lifelong pale hose fan, papasmurf, I feel your pain.

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Chris: Thanks for the clarification. I could not see the game. Just saw the boxscore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Agreed on Ventura, maybe he was rattled b/c his son Yordano got hurt

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @papasmurf: it’s one start/one game dude. …relax lol

  23. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    This has a lot less to do with the 0-3 yesterday than it’s gonna seem, but I have Bogaerts at SS but Segura is available.I also have an open roster spot but hate holding a bench bat. I wanted Segura in the draft and he was taken a few picks before I drafted Bogaerts.

    Should I stash Segura and wait and see with Bogaerts or are you confident on Bogaerts and I shouldn’t waste a pickup (we get 50 moves a season) on Segura?

    Thanks, man!

    • de nachos says:
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      @stynyr: I’d let Segura hit himself out of the 8 hole first.

    • Cram It says:
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      @stynyr: ^^

  24. pickleball says:
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    i know it’s only one start, but i bought into archer last year, and pony’d up for him again this year… i didnt watch the game at all but doesnt sound like he looked good.

    i did watch the astros game, keuchel looked good. i dont know if the indians are anything special, but they didnt have an answer for him.

    but it’s the first day… still ‘hold’ time or start making moves. (i remember not picking up michael brantley/ dee gordon last year because it was “still early”)

    • Cram It says:
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      @pickleball: Drop everyone that went 0-4.

      • pickleball says:
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        @Cram It: i agree. goldy and rizzo are already on the wire. harper and trout would have been if it wasn’t for their lucky homeruns.

        in seriousness, kechel looked good. ive never seen archer look that good, even last year. just all potential in my mind. walks a ton of guys, plays in the AL east. idk.

        • Cram It says:
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          @pickleball: Keuchel is solid. He keeps the ball down. Saw a stat last night that 16% of his pitches were in the upper part of the strike zone last year. 3rd best rate in the majors. Not a fantasy stud due to the K-rate, but I should be great for ratios. Agree on Archer too. Seems like a headache to own until he shows some consistency.

      • Catcher Fever says:
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        @Cram It: adios miggy, brantley, sandoval and crash davis. crash didnt even get in the game!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pickleball: He didn’t look bad, just rusty, still early

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey: Archer had just 1 walk and 5 K’s in his 5 2/3, so there was a silver lining. He will probably struggle for wins with that offense though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I watched him, he wasn’t as bad as the line, but had some iffy moments

  25. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Starting Rua on my team yesterday is what gave him the mojo to break up that Gray no-no. You’re welcome Ryan! Wake me up when its 2016 *goes back into self induced coma*

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Also, Colby Metal Hip Lewis on the mound tonight, if anyone has Ike Davis available on waivers I’d give him a stream

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: More likely it was that 0-2 meatball right down the heart of the plate. Should have been a pitch to expand the strike zone there. One of these years Gray is going to be something if he can just learn to finish off his no hit bids!

  26. BCB says:
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    Ah, the 2015 season is here. Missed you Grey. Can’t wait to visit this site every morning during the season. Frank Thomas is already steaming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BCB: Ha, thanks!

  27. Dave F says:
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    Grey,

    I currently have WIlson Ramos as my C. How soon is too soon to be looking at a guy like Vogt or Avila to replace? Which do you consider to be the better option for the 2015 season?

  28. bigbear says:
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    Why would MLB have an inter-league opening day? I know it’s not really ‘special’ any more but still…

    Boston had 9 hits on the game. 7 were from 3 of the first 4 hitters (Betts, Pedroia, Hanley). And 5 of those 7 were HRs. The #3 (Ortiz) and #5 (Panda) hitters combined for 6 K’s and 0 BB in 9 AB’s. Nothing really to add, just an observation.

    Flaherty was 4-9 against Archer in his career, so hopefully the Flaherty start was simply a matchup thing.

    No doubt that the Braves, Twins, Rays and Phils will be the streamer targets of choice this year. Which should bode well for top level rookies for those teams… Buxton!!!

    So who’s with me grabbing Moustakas off the waiver wire?!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @bigbear: They moved the Astros to the AL, so there are 15 teams in each league. Because of the odd number in each there’s an interleague series every time out.

      The more you know!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Grey: All of that future thinking paid off

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Grey: I’m surprised at you, Grey.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Keepin’ it fresh!

      • bigbear says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Math… go figure! Last year I remember thinking that there seemed to be a lot of interleague games… Maybe it’s because they are always happening.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @bigbear: Ha!

    • Cram It says:
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      @bigbear: I grabbed Moose and dropped Sandoval. I mean, 0-5 with 3 K’s? Useless.

      • Catcher Fever says:
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        @Cram It: there was a hamburger ad in center field that was totally distracting. uf the red sox win their petition to have it removed when Panda is batting… watch out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Yeah, I wondered that too… Seems silly to have Philly vs. Sox on Opening Day… Agreed on Flaherty… Mostsuckass!

  29. Charles says:
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    Will the Limitless Pill used by Billionaires help with my fantasy team?

  30. Phil of the Future says:
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    So, I guess I’m in love with Keuchel now. Not sure if you were watching but did you see him pitch out of that seventh? Thing of beauty. I don’t know what it is but he’s got a certain something, ya feel me? Like, he doesn’t panic out there. Strong mind.

    And how about Devon Travis. Dude didn’t even wait a day to start hitting bombs. Are you kidding me?? Maybe I’ll try to flip him for Hanley. Think I’ll need to throw in Vogt or should straight up get it done?

    Oh, and something I meant to go on record with yesterday that I forgot. I know you’re gonna dismiss it, but mark my words ; Chris Carter(provided he stays healthy this year) will be a consensus top 30 pick in the 2016 fantasy draft. I’m not loco, Grey, I’m from the future.

    P.

    • Cale says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Not to try to take anything away from Keuchel, but his biggest asset yesterday is that he’s a lefty. That Indians lineup is all left handed. The big platoon play they have is putting Ryan Rayburn in the lineup. That’s sad.

      Word of streaming advice…stream lefties against the Tribe.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Cale: It was an asset yesterday for sure, and it wasn’t lost on me. But his biggest asset, I don’t think so.

        The guy just has that inner calmness and ability to hit his spots when the stakes are highest. It’s a separate category from raw talent, and one that I believe is undervalued.

        Especially for pitchers, where the level of pitch by pitch focus required is so mentally taxing.

        • Catcher Fever says:
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          @Phil of the Future: i definitely would have drafted keuchel had our roto league not voted out the inner calmness category for this year.

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Catcher Fever: You laugh, but I’m onto something, here. I’m from the future.

            • Fireball Feliz says:
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              @Phil of the Future: Plus, he’s a distant relative of Corbin Dallas

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Fireball Feliz: Leelu Dallas multipass

            • Catcher Fever says:
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              @Phil of the Future: so you’re saying keuchel has found the fifth element?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Looks like there are some serious drugs available in the future.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Fungazi: Bro, do you even Chris Carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Keuchel reminds me of a late-80s/early 90s Twins pitcher…. If you remember back and not just forward…. I love Devon right now, have him everywhere….

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Sadly I only remember the future. It’s a blessing and a curse. On the bright side when I go home at night to my wife it’s like sleeping with a new girl every night. So that’s pretty good.

        Devon is our lord and savior. I really didn’t spend on MI during the auction as I was focused elsehwere, and so I’m left with the stockpile-guys-and-hope-to-hit-on-something strategy. I’ve got Travis, Schoop, and Panik but it’s a 16 team league. Hoping one of them pops and I don’t have to trade one of my arms. In my brain, my plan is to have Travis turn into Brian Dozier and Panik turn into Murphy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Devon is all our savior, it’s like Devon on earth…

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: All dogs go to Devon

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We’ll make Devon our place on earth

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: My Blue Devon

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Devon Can’t Wait

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Favorite Song: Stairway to Devon

                    Favorite Religious Cult: Devon’s Gate

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Devon help us!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Devon in a Blue Dress…Devon went down to Georgia…oops sorry wrong savior, carry on

                    • Phil of the Future says:
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                      @J-FOH:Oh, for Devon’s sake….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s an angel and a devil!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      the Devon made me do it

  31. sniff test says:
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    Burns and Everth are burning up the base paths…that they scribbled on dugout floor while sitting on the bench.

  32. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Its Ruby day….Im running him out there everywhere

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: We will pray together my brother

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll get the yoga mats

  33. Fungazi says:
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    Why the Sox give Porcello over 20 mil a year??

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Fungazi: They were bored with the game yesterday

  34. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Two questions- hopefully both easy

    1) Did I completly misread the Grandal/Ellis situation? I assumed grandal would be getting a lot of AB’s and I’d hate to see him in more of a platoon.

    2) Paxton’s poor spring- sign of concern? Or just a bump in the road?

    • Cale says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Ellis is pretty much Kershaw’s personal catcher.

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: maybe let J-Pax pitch his first real game tonight?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: 2) You should drop him before you find out.

  35. Jake says:
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    With Peavy and Cain being old, how long till Petit gets in the rotation? He worth stashing in 12 teamers with a 5-6 bench? Or is he just a streamer?

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake: Actually not sure why i stopped with peavy and cain, whole damn rotation sans Bum are suspect.

      • Jake says:
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        @Jake: Sorry, wish there was an edit function.

        Petit over Smyly, Peavy, Shoemaker, Kennedy ROS?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Jake: These guys aren’t suspect. You’re not dropping them for Petit….yet

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Jake: 12 teamers you don’t need to stash him yet. He’s interesting for sure, but more streamerish.

    • @Jake: Perit was putrid this spring.

      I wanted Petit in the rotation last year but Sabien loves him in long relief.

      They’re talking about calling up pitchers, moving Timmy up and possibly putting Perit into the rotation, in that order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Petit was bad in the spring, so Vogelsong for now

  36. cicco says:
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    If Benoit was your only closer in an nl only league, would it be prudent to spend a large chunk of $100 FAAB to get both familia and grilli?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @cicco: No…Parnell will most likely close for the mets when hes back, and who knows how long Grilli can hold down the closer job….plus Atlanta should be pretty bad this year so not going to be a ton of chances…..Bid low and hope you get them…if not…not a big loss

      • J-FOH says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: crappy team closers are quite valuable. They don’t blow anyone out

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: not when the closer is a ?….im not paying a lot for that

          • J-FOH says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: he looked great yesterday, has experience in the role and is worth it in an NL only

    • Yes on grilli. Familia as a backup because he is less of a sure thing. $41?

    • Cram It says:
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      @cicco: I would bid a considerable amount on Grilli. Don’t know how much though in NL only.

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @cicco: the Braves may win 45 games… but that could also mean 45 saves. SAGNOF.

  37. Grant says:
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    My team decided to go a collective 0-27 yesterday, with 5 walks. I should be awarded with something for finding 9 guys who can get 0 hits all in 1 day. But the law of averages states that they will just have bigger games coming up.

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Grant: you’re killing it in a Razz league

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Catcher Fever: i couldn’t get enough people for one of those, do you want in on one of those. i do have like 4 people, need more.

    • @Grant: I say you should overract to one game sample size like most of the folks posting here.

      That of course means to your entire team and make the “all FA team” – imagine the bragging rights if you win!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grant: You should win some sorta booby prize

  38. Your mustache is extremely well groomed this morning…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wake Up: Is he still in bed?….WAKE his ass UP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Thanks, Wake! Your eyebrows are even more handsomely arched this morning…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Very funny today!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Wake!

  39. Lex says:
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    Moustakas or chisenhall in a basic 12 team roti league? Do you think Moustakas gonna dupe everybody again lol

    • Lex says:
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      @Lex: *roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lex: Moustakas

  40. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    Demons
    D
    Desmond

    Oh, the clever word play has started, long may it reign…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EnglishMetsFan: That was Rudy, I ain’t got time for bird sex or anagrams

  41. paz says:
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    Marcus Semien or Stephen Vogt as a last hitter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paz: Semien for now

  42. Big W says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Vogt or Grandal rest of season? OPS league…

  43. sniff test says:
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    Would you start McCarthy vs. SD (Cashner) or Bauer vs. Hou this week? I purchased Streamonator and I know what it recommends but its recommendations are bold and don’t sit right with me…just wondering your thoughts.

  44. Kev says:
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    Would you grab Parnell and stash on DL? Will he take over when he gets healthy?

    • the swinging says:
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      @Kev: i wouldn’t bank on parnell, heard his velocity isn’t what it was pre surgery.

      If Familia looks like he did yesterday in the 8th all April, then he ain’t losing the job.

  45. Abe Froman says:
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    Devon Travis or Luis Valbuena for the MI slot in a 10 team AL-only keeper?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Abe Froman: Valbuena

      • the swinging says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: JeF loves valbuena

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Abe Froman: Travis!! Huge breakout coming, the other guy stinks.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Fungazi: I wouldn’t say that about Valbuena

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you gotta love the two first namers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah

  46. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    My fantasy team only had 2 homers yesterday :( (Pearce & Encarnacion)

  47. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey who is the better start?
    Fiers vs Pitt
    Holland vs Houston

  48. Wilsonian says:
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    Better RP to pickup:

    Grilli
    Miller
    Familia
    Hawkins
    Davis

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    Other RPs are Cishek, Papelbon, Reed, Cecil.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: add Hatcher to that list.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: With all those closers available, doesn’t seem like saves are an issue, so I’d prob grab Miller.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: yeah, shallow league, obviously. I’m looking to grab someone with my streamer spot, and see about doing something else to free up a streamer.

  49. EA says:
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    Drop Tomas already or hold?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @EA: Keeper/Dynasty/ReDraft?

      • EA says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Keeper league but only 3 keepers and he wouldn’t make that cut

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @EA: If you dont have an NA slot he can be dropped

  50. Blint says:
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    hey Grey

    should I drop Wilson Ramos and pick up I BELIEVE IN STEPHEN VOGT ?

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Blint: die a hero or add/drop enough to see yourself become a villain

      • Blint says:
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        @Catcher Fever:

        Hey man I just came here to talk to Grey I make no trouble okk

      • Catcher Fever says:
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        @Catcher Fever: its called a movie reference aka a joke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blint: I’d hold for a few

  51. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Thanks for the commentary, Grey. It’s like being home again.

    I visit for the witty banter and stay for the “Best Boobies in Hollywood” link.

    On that important note – Scarlett Johannson – got naked in an alien art film called
    “In Her Skin”. Rather…meh.

    [Insert Norm MacDonald voice here]

    “Let’s just say…she’s no…she’ no…Gina Lollobrigida”

  52. Reid says:
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    We dock for blown saves in my keeper league and can only start 2 closers. I have Robertson and Clippard right now, with Doolittle on my DL. Would you keep that group or drop Clippard for Casilla?

    Thanks!

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  53. the swinging says:
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    You should totally get an arenado tattoo on your face. Funny stuff.

    Told u hatcher many moons ago (and smokey for that matter). It was a easy call, peralta is a 8th inning guy and mattingly doesn’t wana mess with that.

    Really funny updates, the shine on mejia or whatever… loll

    thanks, king grey.

  54. ERad says:
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    Currently starting Jose Ramirez at SS – hold or drop for Brad Miller, Asdrubal Cabrera, or Jose Iglesias (I’m light on speed)

    Love these write-ups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Thanks! Hold for now

  55. Carns says:
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    Dear Mr. Albright,

    Rios was not this year’s first slam & legs.

    Regards,

    James Rollins

    • Carns says:
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      p.s. My bad, he was.

  56. plasmaj says:
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    the Reds’ Cueto thinking might have been along the lines of “Oh, you don’t want to sign a long term extension? Shame if a serious injury were to happen right before you reach free agency.”

  57. Gio says:
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    10 team keeper mixed. I have 3 2B on my roster Cano, Utley and Odor. Advise dropping Odor for any of the following? Could you OF depth with a emphasis on LF.

    -Souza
    -Vogt
    -De Azea
    -Snider

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Gio: i would pickup a couple more 2nd basemen. you never know when they might come in handy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gio: If you don’t need SBs, Souza

  58. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Grey, I’m worried. I’m currently in 6th place based off of one day, nay, the FIRST day of the season. Should I drop all my guys based on 1 game out of a 162 game season or am I panicking?

    Signed,

    Most everyone in the comments today

    • the swinging says:
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      @Sky: short answer yes with an if, long answer no with a but…

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @Sky: This is probably a good time to remind everyone that the major league baseball season is three games long, so we’re officially 33% of the way to the end. So please make a lot of rash decisions based on yesterday’s games. Drop whoever you have to and get Travis Snyder, pronto. If you have a starter who hasn’t even started a single game yet, drop him, or trade him for nothing.

      Also remember that this time last year Justin Smoak was the unanimous AL MVP.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Had a buddy who said Smoak was gonna hit 30 with a respectable average last year after that hot start. April is the absolute worst for all the hot takes

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Sky: wait, 6th out of how many teams? H2H or roto? redraft? keeper?

      cant help you with the info provided.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        HA!

        • Catcher Fever says:
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          @Sky: you had me at “nay.”
          you had me at “nay”…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sky: Maybe they’re noobs? At least, I hope they’re noobs, or they should just stop playing fantasy baseball.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, Fantasy Football might be better suited if they’re panicking day one and have played for a while.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        PS, it’s spelled ‘n00b’ on the internet.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sky: Thanks internet slang academic. Why is that? Because of the “zero” implication?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I have a PHD in WTF. It’s for the same reason ‘pwn’ is a word: Kids are stupid.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Sky: Well good thing I’m not trying to pick up (insert lowest legal age) girls on the internet.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Aren’t we all trying to insert it into the lowest legal…oops, I read that wrong.

                • Mordacious Levator says:
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                  @Catcher Fever: i couldn’t get enough people for one of those, do you want in on one of those. i do have like 4 people, need more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Drop your SPs who haven’t pitched yet, it’s a good omen

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        You just want my Tyson Ross…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too many sliders, says Rudy

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Grey: Are you sure that’s about Ross? Sounds more like it’s about Bartolo Colon

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They only look like sliders in Bartolo’s hands

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                It’s bad enough taking a shower with a bunch of other guys but I dare say with Bartolo around, the Mets have it the worst.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Sky: You should trade me Donaldson since he went 0-4. Is James Looney fair?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I don’t want any of your Canadian money!

  59. Lenard says:
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    HI Grey,

    Another add/drop question but this one isn’t a panic move! My league drafted late and guys are finally coming off waivers today.

    I have Owings and Jose Ramiriez at SS with Semien gaining eligibility there soon. Should I drop one for Chase Anderson? I’m mostly counting on speed from my SS position, but I do think that Owings and Semien will be a lot more valuable overall than Ramirez, who should end up with the most SB’s.

    The rest of my offense, for your consideration:

    C: Wilson Ramos
    1B: Jose Abreu
    2B: Mookie Betts/Kolten Wong/Semien
    SS: Owings/Ramirez/Semien
    3B: Brett Lawrie/Semien/Kris Bryant (eventually)
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton, George Springer, Jorge Soler, Joc Pederson, Betts (!!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lenard: Meh, hold for now

  60. stynyr says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Clay Buchholz or Carlos Martinez?

  61. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: I have to subscribe and pay now to look at the stream o nator ? WTF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony: Sorry, my Cougs wants fancy peanuts…Maybe I heard the peanuts part wrong

    • Big W says:
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      @Anthony: about time they’re going to make money from countless hours of R & D… pay the $4/month

  62. Crockett&Tubbs says:
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    Grey (or anyone else that’s interested),

    12-team, ESPN points league. 10 starts per week limit, so having 8 starters + a streamer spot is probably not the best use of my resources. Wanted to go out and get another reliever.

    SP – Greinke, Wood, Hughes, Kennedy, Shoemaker, Archer, S. Miller, Bradley, streamer slot
    RP – Kimbrel, Casilla, Mujica
    DL – Minor

    1) Trade Shelby & Archie for Perkins? Would use the extra roster space as a second streamer spot.

    2) Trade Archer for Uehara?

  63. Tony C says:
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    For C and 3B who should I keep/get among Carlos Santana-C/1B/3B (no brainer) , 3B-Pedro Alvarez and Steve Vogt-C/1B?

    Thanks!

  64. yo says:
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    drop Asdrubal for Devon Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yo: I’d hold for a few

  65. Jay says:
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    lamb or Schoop, neither are great options. missed badly on 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Schoop for now

  66. Hawk says:
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    “Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball: ”

    THE 10 BEST WORDS OF THE YEAR!

    RIC FLAIR LEVEL WHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    SPACE MOUNTAIN BABY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Ha, thanks!

  67. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    Are nado, Are Are nado, Are nado, Are nado ey, HEY! *dancing like Elf when he is drunk in mailroom*

  68. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey et al,

    somebody just dropped Paxton.
    Should I drop EOVALDI, D.NORRIS or S.MILLER to grab him?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Norris bench bat? Him

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Daniel Norris. Mr van down by the river

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:
        Daniel Norris. Mr van down by the river

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought it was Derek

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @JJ: id keep J-Pax on stand-by and be ready to pounce on him tonight. It should be his litmus test after excelling at home last year yet struggling in spring training.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could lose Miller for him

    • bigbear says:
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      @JJ: I’d drop Miller for Paxton.

  69. sasquatch sluggers says:
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    choose vogt over chirinos? Please advise. Thanx.

  70. Carnac says:
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    Mulder: Gose didn’t start yesterday. He was supposed to be the starter. Someone saw an old man smoking outside the clubhouse.

    Scully: I can’t believe I hooked up with you.

    *carnac badly plays x files theme on his casio*

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @Carnac: Evocative, very

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @Carnac: Except I’m picturing Mark Mulder and Vin Scully having this conversation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: Is that from the new series?

      • Carnac says:
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        Unfortunately, no, I didn’t get the gig. I guess holding out for “David Lynch” money wasn’t a smart move. Same for David Lynch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How is there not a David Lynchmob thing yet? Where people flash mob dressed as David Lynch.

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: i’d do that all damn day.

  71. al says:
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    Should I drop Revere and pick up any of these guys available on my watch list include: Cron, JD Martinez, K. Davis, Rios, S. Gennett, Zunino, Arcia, Gyorko, Alcantara, Pearce, A. Garcia, B. Hamilton, B. MIller, and Baez just to name a few…

    Thanks for advising me to pickup Hutchinson and Paxton and dropping Kennedy and Lackey in the process.. I would have picked up Shoemaker (who is still available) but he’s not RP eligible in ESPN . I’m still keeping watch on guys like Fiers, McCarthy, Hahn, Collmenter, Hammel, Eovaldi, Bauer, and Greene though.. unless someone is droppable now for any of them?

    10 Team H2H Points; Scoring:
    HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1), SB (+1) , CYC (+5)
    WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Freeman
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Andrus
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: A. Gordon, J. Heyward, M. Cabrera
    (1) UT: Revere
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: (Rendon)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Cobb, L. Lynn, P. Hughes
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    (5) Bench: (C. McHugh, Smyly, Hutchinson, Paxton, C. Martinez [SP/RP])
    Bench Total: (5)

  72. The Most Mickeys On My Mantle says:
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    Good Morning Grey,
    Please assess-10 team H2H-6×6-incl hits& holds
    My team
    C Santana
    1b Goldy
    2b Wong
    ss Segura
    3b Donaldson
    of Dickerson
    of Ozuna
    of Avisail
    ut Pollack
    ut Joc Peterson
    DL Rendon
    na Bryant
    Zimmerman
    Carrasco
    Gray
    Arrieta
    Hutch
    Shoe
    Wacha
    McHugh
    Fiers
    Box
    Krod
    Clippard
    Wade Davis

    Yelich, Morse, Dozier just dropped
    Would you pick any up-who to drop-or hold?
    Thanks
    Still the best site

  73. Hawk says:
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    With apologies to Shakespeare:

    Now is the Spring of our overreaction
    Made glorious by these Opening Day performances by those thought scrubs
    And all the clouds that pour upon our 1st round picks
    Lead to adds of those best in the deep bosom of the ocean buried
    And drops of those floating high upon our discarded draft boards….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Beautiful!

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Hawk:

      “….our bruised arms hung up for monuments…”

      -Bruce Bochy

      No need to apologize to Shakespeare. Well played, sir.

  74. SallyCips says:
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    First day in the books, and love to see the blurbs completely back in action. Best daily looksee in the biz, Grey.

    Love that I got Hutch back on my team in time for a great start against (my) Yanks. Price gonna Price, but Sharkzilla, man, what’s up?! I’ve offered him up for Cody Allen, but more than likely going to get a reject letter in the mail.

    Speaking of deals, the latest on my daily attempt to get Arenado is now at me giving Price/Machado and getting Arenado/Perkins/Hawkins. Desperate for saves, too. ho-hum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Hope Shark’s fine… Thanks!

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @SallyCips: they were popping 600 or so even before season started too.

  75. Jax says:
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    Grey,

    In a 12 team roto points league. My team (didn’t draft it, but made some solid moves):

    C – Chirinos
    C – D Norris
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Altuve
    SS – A Escobar
    3B – Donaldson
    MI – D Santana
    CI – C Davis
    OF – J Upton
    OF – Blackmon
    OF – Yellich
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – A Gordon
    Util – Duda
    Bench – Wieters, Mi Taylor

    P (x9) – Kluber, Lester, deGrom, Teheran, Hahn, Bauer, Lynn, Nelson, Mujica
    Bench – Familia, Giles, A Miller, G Richards

    So, as you can see, I have a bench Catcher b/c Wieters is on the DL. I don’t have to tell you that carrying a bench catcher is like barebacking Tehol and then never following up with an STD test….it’s just something you don’t do. My question…how long should I hold him, considering the news came out that he may not return after is 15-day DL stint?

    Thanks for all your help, as always.

    Jax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jax: In a 2 catcher league, you need to hold a bit for news

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Aw, Prezii was there

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Miss that guy like I miss your dimples.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which dimples?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            The ones I saw when you re-enacted a particular Mel Gibson Lethal Weapon scene. You’re quite the Thesbian, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My kilt runneth over!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                BTW, I know it’s ‘thespian’ but Thesbian is always the funnier way to go.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Let’s be friends?

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Did you really have to ask?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ll be your Portia, Ellen

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’ll take that as a ‘you’re funnier than me’ compliment rather than a ‘you’re not nearly as good looking as me’ insult.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      But we had ‘Dimples’ comment only moments ago, wha’ happened?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I need to ping him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get on it!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: he’s not pinging back….he’s not pinging back

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nooooo

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Im gonna get his number so we can text him every day til he comes in

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes please

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: ahhhhh back when I was Juan Lleno de Odio. I miss mexican me.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It was much better than your ‘Jack Hearts Sky’ days.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: that just felt publicly wrong

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            and you do it to yourself, it’s true. And that’s what really hurts

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: flalstaffin’ aint easy

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                HA

  76. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Morrow or Rafael Montero in NL keeper league?

  77. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Joint Of The Day:

    I’ll take promotions where it’s never gone
    Murder rappers in they home, Instagram they bodies from the livin room
    The most belligerent as genius but ignorant as killin men
    Leavin more grievin widows than a dead Mormon polygamist can
    The sin synonym, cinematography, try stoppin me
    Ain’t that about a bitch like Diana Ross biography
    Wildin out like Latin fans at the World Cup
    Atlas like “Do me a favor, hold this world up!”
    Murder my daily notion, no fear is my weird emotion
    Straight wolf until my respiratory system barely functions
    I’m in rare form, therefore rappers sound like they’re four
    Spit it sick, hope you rappers took Airborne
    I’m Puerto Rican, gas in the chamber like I’m a German
    My flow is nappy like Tyra Banks without the weave and perm in
    Filmin without a permit, permanent hermit
    Degenerate, you swing a Confederate veteran flag and I’ll stab and burn it
    A freebie, I’ll freely end your existance, Chandra Levy
    Chances higher than Sean Kingston catchin diabetes
    Whatever, it’s never too late for hate and controversy
    ’til I’m in Heaven poppin pills with Brittany Murphy
    I’m the odd spitter that’s pushin the limits of God’s perimeter
    I’m misunderstood and feared as Islamic literature
    You bitter as balsamic vinegar, my signature’s a miniature Dillinger
    Erasin the face of a racist senator
    Givin lessons how to deliver intestines to delicatessens
    With dexterity of Dexter slicin tendons
    Holdin the world captive, my rap shit is pornographic
    My name is suicidal like Patrick Kilpatrick
    You not in my brackets, you can’t hack it
    You a living oxymoron like puttin a faggot in a straitjacket
    No more homo jolly laughin folly textin smilies
    Tears tattoo me on em when they catchin bodies
    Make every family member inside your house cry
    Cuz you aint got the life expectancy of a house fly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who this is, but it’s awesome… Brittany Murphy, Chandra Levy and delicatessens? What?!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Yeah man its a pretty ridiculous flow. Deep in your heart you know who it is…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I really don’t know… Is it you?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Chino! (Im not puerto rican)….dont worry, next week ima do all old school where your guesses are usually spot on.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do love Puerto Rican girls…. I want old school, yes!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Only Puerto Ricans don’t like Puerto Rican girls

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, so true

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: JFoh would be proud to know I lost my virginity to a puerto rican girl. But then again, she married my brother 10 years later

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m proud of you, now if it was Rosie Perez you’d be my hero

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: If she though Woody Harrelson had ups…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha…Zadow!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Pimpin been since been pimpin…man, I thought we would go straight to the basketball sex puns. I had full court press up on her, dribble some balls, double team, and straight to the hole all ready to go. Oh well, I’ll save it for my 13-15 year old rec b-ball team. I’m still getting props for tricking them into the Pen15 club

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She makes me a double dribbler!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Zing! There it is

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe

  78. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Arenado morning after!

    Looking for a potential Obp league replacement for Braun:

    Taylor
    De aza
    Lagares
    Vogt
    Kennys
    Alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Kennys

  79. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Rangers and Fillies are bad, umkay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Umyeah

  80. HighHeat says:
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    Kaszmir is available ans seems like a good stream tomorrow. What do you think?

  81. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    A very early SS question for you. I was planning on drafting Segura late in our 12 Team Yahoo H2H League, knowing that everyone already had a SS, but then one of the brain surgeons in our league decided to draft Santana and Segura when he already had Rollins – and he is still holding onto them! Oh well.

    I have Jose Ramirez, but Iglesias, Owings and Miller are available.

    Your thoughts on this would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  82. Oz says:
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    Am I crazy for liking Eddie Butler? He’s been named a Colorado starter and his first two games are away from Coors. Maybe I started drinking too early in the morning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t mess with him, Oprah

  83. fitz says:
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    Drop Rosario for d’Arnaud? Is Rosario not even starting anymore?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @fitz: DO IT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, go with d’Arnaud

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @fitz: come around more often.

  84. slimbo says:
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    What’s up man

    What kind of season will martin have hitting at the top of the jays lineup?

    Also would you drop Danny santana or A Garcia for Pearce, Kennedy or porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin’s projections are in the rankings… I’d hold on those others

  85. sasquatch sluggers says:
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    Is Archie Bradley a must own in keepers over…say my new Martinez pick? Please help. Thanx much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold for now

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @sasquatch sluggers: possibly if by keepers you mean like keep 20 or more.

  86. Hi says:
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    Overreaction parade is out in full force today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  87. Jay May says:
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    Are we worried about Samardzija given yesterday’s performance and his spring? A hug would be nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Need to give guys a few more starts before freaking out, he’ll be fine (hopefully)

  88. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Stream your heart out against the Phillies and Braves. Maybe the Astros, Twins, and Nationals too.

    Keep those arms on the bench versus the Red Sox, Tigers, Blue Jays, and Rockies (at least until injuries strike away from Coors).

    Hanley looks like a beast. Tanaka’s in trouble. JD’s for real. Gardner is swinging for the fences. Arenado looks like a stud (nice call). Opening Day thoughts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Agreed on those teams that are garbage and good… I almost mentioned you in the Gardner blurb, you said something about his power this offseason didn’t you?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Ah, almost mentioned. I was gonna say. Didn’t think that I was THAT big of a pain that you’d nickname me “carpal tunnel.”

        I mentioned Gardner once or twice, but you might be thinking of GhostTown. He’s very high on Gardner. Talked about him quite a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, you’re right… GTS was the one talking about Gardner’s power peaking…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: GTS bold prediction was BG would lead the team in homers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh yeah, knew I read it somewhere…Glad I didn’t attribute it to Magoo then

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                ….and who is currently leading the Yankees in homers?

                Wire to wire, Albright.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @GhostTownSteve: Perts league grab in the 12th!…ok, I have very little to hang my hat on

  89. John says:
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    Hey Grey,
    10-tm H2H Keeper (balanced stats – 9 hit, 8 pit) 30 moves
    With Sale and Uehara on the 15-DL, I have (2) roster spots open, who do you think I should grab/take a chance on

    Waiver Wire: RP’s – H. Rondon, J. Benoit, B. Cecil, J. Grilli, L. Greferson, N. Feliz, T. Clippard
    SP’s – N. McCarthy, T. Roark, B. Colon, J. Hahn, D. Holland, A. Bradley, K. Handricks, A. Simon

    My pitching staff:
    SP – MadBum
    SP- J. Arrieta
    SP A. Wood
    RP – G. Perkins
    RP – J. Papelbon
    P – M. Latos
    P – C. Carrasco
    BN – J. Odorizzi
    BN – W. Peralta
    BN –
    BN –
    DL – K. Uehara
    DL – C. Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon…. Hahn

  90. Brian says:
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    Back of the fantasy rotation question…….Drop Collmenter for any of M. Gonzalez, Jimmy Nelson, Worley, TJ House, Nate Karns, Rubby, DeSclafini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson for now

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: Aye. Thanks. On another note, what is the possible upside for Devon Travis in a keeper league? What do you think he can do this year, and moving forward? What is his value compared to a Micah Johnson or (gasp) Billy Hamilton?

        • Brian says:
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          @Brian: Or a comp to Kolten Wong?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe 15/10…He’s better than Micah…Not close to Billy

  91. ryanoger says:
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    Gyorko or Devon Travis?

    thanks Grey!

    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  92. Swfcdan says:
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    Iam just too late on every closer change in sight, lost out on Thatcher, Familia, Grilli.

    Is there any other closer situations yet to be resolved that a close eye should be kept on?

    • fitz says:
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      @Swfcdan: Col, if Ottavino is still available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Closers change daily in April, there will be more

    • the swinging says:
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      @Swfcdan: depends on what’s available, sounds like not a lot… but I’d stash soria if I had the space and needed a potential closer.

  93. Scott says:
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    Missed out on Jay Bruce’s HR. Meanwhile, Adam Jones, Nelson Cruz, and Christian Yelich gave me diddly. Bad luck or bad management?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luck

    • ERad says:
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      @Scott: Drop em all

      • Scott says:
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        @ERad: Are you in my league? :b

  94. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Love the return of the daily recaps. Over the years, this has now become more vital than morning coffee.

    Anyway, after running the bases and not exploding, I received 2 offers for my CarGo… I already have a full DL slot, plus Tulo, Miggy, and Votto on my team, so I wouldn’t mind moving him before the injury bug inevitably hits.

    My CarGo for either: (1) Kluber or (2) Betts + one of Wacha or Walker. The rest of my OF eligible guys are Springer, Marte, and Joc (OBP league).

    Which (if any) would you take? Kluber strikes me as the better one, but also interested in your thoughts on the Betts trade because the Kluber owner only offered by text msg so far.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kluber

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. If the Kluber one falls through, would you take the deal for Betts and 1 of Wacha or Walker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Cool – thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  95. J Boy says:
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    Keeper league with QS instead of W – was just offered Kluber/Benoit for Teheran/Reed/Ziegler. I have 2 closers already (one of which is Kimbrel). No brainer right?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Kluber

  96. Hi says:
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    Hey uh, you’d rather have Heyward than Yelich in an OBP dynasty right? If I can do it straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  97. Scott says:
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    Does Derek Norris not have the most awesome beard in the NL?

  98. Michael says:
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    Hey grey! Drop Micah Johnson for devan travis??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  99. phenomenot says:
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    mmmmmmmm……stats……..nom nom nom nom nom….

    I picked up Cingrani at the tail end of my draft in a 12 team holds league.

    Anyone care to speculate on his value there? I’m hoping he can turn into a pretty strong two-pitch, high-K reliever…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could be a top middle man

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @phenomenot:

      I’ll bet you he works out really well as a reliever and will be a real value in a holds league. Reds pen behind Chapman doesn’t look real great (witness: Kevin Gregg).

      • phenomenot says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Thats what I was thinking…but then yesterday happened, and they go with Gregg instead of Cingrani, and against two left handed batters no-less. WTF?!!!!!

        Wtf.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @phenomenot:

          Just a matter of time.

  100. Max Power says:
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    Great to be back in baseball season! Grey – could you take a look at my team and let me know what you think? I love your stuff, and appreciate any advice you can give!

    12 team H2H (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, W, S, K, ERA, WHIP) – Year 3 of a 10-keeper league.

    C Evan Gattis
    1B Albert Pujols (K)
    2B Howie Kendrick
    3B Nolan Arenado (K)
    SS Danny Santana
    OF Corey Dickerson
    OF George Springer (K)
    OF Joc Pederson (K)
    UT Prince Fielder (K)
    UT Kole Calhoun (K)
    B Jean Segura
    B Everth Cabrera
    B Lucas Duda

    P Matt Harvey (K)
    P Sonny Gray (K)
    P Yordano Ventura (K)
    P Matt Shoemaker
    P Mike Fiers
    P Jake Peavy
    P Nathan Eovaldi
    P Aaron Sanchez
    P Jonathan Broxton
    P Chris Hatcher
    DL Hyun Jin Ryu
    DL Kenley Jansen
    NA Danny Salazar

    Crullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitting looks stacked, doubt you ever use EverCab… Pitching looks solid too, like the team a lot

      • Max Power says:
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        @Grey: Great to hear, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. ERad says:
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    I keep checking and re-checking my lineup – hoping some new stats pop up – let’s get going with day 2 already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  102. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Not looking good weatherwise in Chicago.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s already been PPD.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Grey: You’d think in this modern era, teams would build more retractable domes when choosing to update their stadiums, especially a place that used to get bootleg liquor delivered from Canada when the great lakes froze over in the winter…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Does Canada sell a lot of bootleg retractable domes?

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Grey: the Black Market on those things is pretty ridiculous.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

          • Robbie Mack says:
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            @Sky:

            I feel like a shot at the Marlins are needed here. Hey look we have a retractable roof, oh look it’s raining in South Florida…shock. We forgot to close the roof oh no, we don’t have a tarp……..

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Oh def deserved. Seriously, not using what you have is just silly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  103. Pete Nice

    OMG Arnold says:
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    Stream against the Phillies … all year long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  104. Greyismyhero says:
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    Who’s smoking with me? Can I get a Hell yeah!!…Wheres Jeff with all the F’s…Grey u in? Baseball….Love this time of year…The green taste so much better in April…What? Taste great ALL THE TIME!!! 13 more days…

    Side note: Took a little trip to Colorado recently and it wasnt to see the mountains…I love that state!!!

    That’s alI I got…Thanks.

    SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Greyismyhero: IM IN!…Good to see you back….Ill be Puffin away tonight…..SMOKE IT!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it! Good to see you!

  105. Eng says:
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    Grey, you the man. A closer to speculate on if you will: Broxton, Watson, Walden, Brother, Logan, Henderson, Qualls, Putnam….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walden

  106. royce! says:
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    Whaddya think about this last RCL (rd in parentheses):

    C- Zunino-22
    1B- Abreu-1
    2B- Gordon-6
    3B- Arenado-3
    SS- Dannys- 12
    MI- Owings- 24
    CI- Votto- 7
    OF- Harper- 2
    OF- Carlos Gonzalez- 5
    OF- Bruce- 8
    OF- Gardner- 10
    OF- Blackmon- 11
    UTIL- Hosmer- 15

    P- Chapman- 4
    P- Iwakuma- 9
    P- Latos- 14
    P- Fiers – 16
    P- Cecil- 17
    P- Grilli- 20
    P- Peavy – 21
    P- Romo – 23
    P- O’Day – 25
    BN- W Davis – 19
    DL- Uehara – 13
    DL- Doolittle – 18

    Between this team and some others, I intend to get my money’s worth for that $20 SON investment!

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: I also have two empty bench spots from which to stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado! Looks great on hitting… Looks like you punted pitching a little but don’t mind that in RCL

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Yup, kept on getting snaked so after like 14 rounds I just said screw it, gotta stream again. Got high hopes for the Abreu/Harper/Arenado 123 punch. And I figure I can stream low avg guys too since Abreu will hit .500

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that is tasty

  107. Spyre says:
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    forgot to draft a catcher… jaja whoops. luckily someone just dropped salvador perez.

    whos the drop for this move? Peavy, Gausman, or Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Spyre:

      A league where somebody drops Sal Perez and it’s day two of the season sounds dubious.

      • Spyre says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Kinda agree its a weak league, but its with IRL buddies. 1 catcher league, he kept posey, and got perez in autodraft

  108. Tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: Which side of the trade would you be on: Adam Jones for Corey Dickerson and Gerrit Cole? It’s a H2H League with a deep bench and 3 Util spots. We score for all kinds of categories in addition to 5×5 (e.g.. for hitters: doubles, triples, TBs, BBs, Ks; and for pitchers: whip, L, QS, K/9).

    • Spyre says:
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      @Tomthebod: with your cats i like dickerson/cole. jones never walks and whiffs like crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

      • Tomthebod says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. J-FOH says:
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    Grey,

    Im sorry I had to criticize your Perts’ league team today (not really) and I’m also sorry I couldn’t find a flaw in Rudy’s. His was good

    Sincerely

    J

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No worries, I didn’t read it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: that stings more than if you did and hated on me

        • @J-FOH:

          And I’m sure he already knew that!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Elijah: thanks for the salt and hot sauce, you dont have a lemon on you by chance?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just messin… I read it… Don’t understand what’s not to like with Archer…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: 2 pitch pony, feels like a great closer in the making to me. I think you were fine with your base. you’ll drop him by may…ROSTERBATE

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, likely

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I think the Rays are probably the worst team in the AL. So there’s that.

            Astros will finish with a better record than the Rays or the Rangers. Astros are another team that appears to have made some sensible moves. Optioning Singleton and Dominguez, getting some decent pieces in their pen, going with Marisnick based largely on run prevention, not exposing Gattis in the OF.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @GhostTownSteve: Ive been rocking a Houston hat since 2014

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, Astros are a smart team… Hoping on that with Conger

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you just want to write Conger with a Donger

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, so?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: me too, Creepy Catcher! I can’t wait to make a rhyming prediction with Conger

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just hope the effin guy plays

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      yo lets stay in the positive right now….happy thoughts…happy thoughts

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

  110. Harris Kiperman says:
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    Nice to have you guys back…. I’m in a 10 team h2h. no dl… I drafted Choo late looking for a bounce. I see Alex Rios on the board. Which do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        Choo looks awful…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          After one game?

          • Fireball Feliz says:
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            Ya… probably an overreaction. Happens when your favorite team pays a guy 130 million and he stinks it up year one

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  111. Wilsonian says:
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    Mejia to the DL. Going to need at least 10 days, so they DL’d him. Looks like it’s all in the Family for saves in NYM.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I actually prefer that so I can drop him

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: You figuratively just made my day confirming that dropping Mejia was the corect move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Yup, makes me feel good having Familia and Parnell already on my DL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  112. How am I supposed to properly slack off at work with no day games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amen

  113. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Just pulled the trigger on my Revere for his Prince Fielder. Already have Edwin and Poohole but couldn’t pass that up… will slot him in my UTIL. OF is still Harper/Cargo/Myers/Cain and have speed in Dee Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  114. Ryan741 says:
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    Trade opinion in a H2H points league: Rizzo for Edwin and Marte. Which side? No negative points for K if that makes a difference….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

      • Ryan741 says:
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        @Grey the owner countered with my Rizzo, Billy Hamilton and Beltran for his Posey, Dickerson and Springer in H2H points. Grab it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  115. Greyismyhero says:
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    So I went all late on 2b again this yr and chose M. Johnson….With all this Travis talk, should I switch or hold? tomatoes, tomato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devon!

  116. GhostTownSteve says:
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    @J-FOH:

    They’re a gun team right now. I’m kind of rooting for AJ Hinch. Seems like a super cool dude.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      Wow out of sequence and typo. Nice post GhostTownSteve, ya eejit.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: HAHAHA, yeah I like Luhnow a lot. Listened to him on a podcast last year and he has a nice 5 year plan. Cardinals man with a great finance background….and those throwbacks are friggin sweet

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH:

          Gonna get an LA/SD rain out tonight? All the weather we had overnight looks like it was headed your way.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @GhostTownSteve I hope so, its not like I can watch it anyway. stupid Dodgers/Time Warner deal is ruining them and the fan base…and I refuse to pay for Time Warner, I had them before and my bill changed every month and the service went out at least every two weeks. I’ve had directTV for three years and it has never gone down once. Makke this a warning to all fans everywhere that when your team makes its big TV deal you can get royally f**ked out of your market

  117. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Snyder hits 3rd with Chris Davis in the 5.

    EYJ plays again. Looks like they’re going to give him a shot.

    Both ECab and Flaherty in the lineup with Schoop sitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, don’t like Schoop getting benched at all

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Might get real dodgy when JJ is activated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, ain’t feeling great about him… Lucky I have Devon Travis too

          • dickerson's jock...strap says:
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            @Grey: is he draftable in a 10 team league with mi? devon that is

  118. Gareth says:
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    An excerpt from Eno Sarris’s fangraphs article today about fantasy baseball team names:

    “my Mixed Tout team (I’d call it “Chase Duda’s Joc Odor” because it features Chase Anderson, Lucas Duda, Joc Pederson, and Rougned Odor), but maybe we’re lucky that we aren’t subject to more stupid puns. ”

    Personally I always prefer MORE stupid puns.

  119. SF says:
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    Hi Grey need to pick up another pitcher. Paxton, Holland, Latos, Eovaldi, Peralta, Gausman, and Alvarez are all available. I’m thinking Paxton… thoughts?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @SF:

      What are your pitching needs? Ks with upside? Innings and rates? In a vacuum? Alvarez is a pretty good ERA/Whip option in the dreaded (not dreaded) NL East if you don’t need the Ks. Paxton has health red flags. Eovaldi probably best combo of durability and upside. I like Holland but just a shade less. Wouldn’t touch Latos anywhere. Peralta meh. Gausman wouldn’t be a terrible stash if you can just carry him but the other guys on your list are good enough to warrant rostering rather than holding Gausman.

      • SF says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: I’m looking more to win ER and whip. My starters are not really K machines.

        • SF says:
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          @SF: Playing in a h2h twelve team league.

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @SF:

            You punting Ks? Daily league? 5×5? min/max IP per week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  120. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Rain outs are such a buzzkill. The Cubs season is off to a flawless beginning: Bryant v The System, unfinished stadium, opening night egg laying affair, off day, rain out. Nice run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s always next year’s preseason to get excited again

  121. CB says:
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    All,

    Rate my team and identify most glaring weaknesses:
    12 team roto, mixed leage (OBP, RBI, R, SB, SLG, HR for offense and QS, K, Inn, WHIP, ERA, Sv for pitching)
    C- Grandal
    1b – Abreu
    2b-Wong
    SS- Segura
    3b- Arenado
    MI- Aybar
    CI- C. Davis
    OF- K.DAvis
    OF- Myers
    OF-Upton
    OF- Cespedes
    OF- Marte
    U- Eaton
    U- Fowler
    Bn- Jace Peterson
    Bn- Valbuena
    P- Carrasco
    P- Samardzija
    P- Hutchison
    P- J. Nelson
    P- Wieland
    P- Jimenez
    P- Norris
    P- Perkins
    P- Boxberger
    P- Soria
    P- Strop
    P- Romo
    P- Qualls
    P- Farquhar
    DL- Ryu
    DL – Parnell
    DL- McGee

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your hitting and starting pitching looks solid, but you look light on sheer number of SPs

  122. Greetings from the Humungus says:
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    Got to catch A’s/Rangers last night from the bleachers. Not sure if A’s looked really good or TEX is just awful – both? We’ll see. One thing’s for sure: Sonny’s socks looked damn fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice username and avatar….

      • Greetings from the Humungus says:
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        @Grey: *genuflects to mustache*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Genuflects to your avatar and username

          • Greetings from the Humungus says:
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            @Grey: *stands up, goes to bookshelf and finds Webster’s, looks up genuflection, realizes that Lord Humungus doesn’t genuflect to anyone, shrugs*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Greetings from the Humungus:

      I think Texas is pretty bad, mostly due to pitching. Gallardo as you opener is not exactly an ace. More like a 9 of clubs. They should hit a little but not nearly enough.

      Heard it was fun out there last night.

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Pretty impressive for a ChOakland crowd, it was a “sell out”. If Holland doesn’t take a huge step forward we’re screwed… and even then… we’re probably still screwed.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Fireball Feliz: I still don’t understand how the lineup does not score more than it does. Maybe they just need a little time but Fielder and Choo make me angry every time they come up to the plate.

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @mauledbypandas:

            I’m probably the most bearish on Fielder in all of FBB-dom. Constantly continue to hear what a great park he plays in for lefty power. False. Never hear about the signs of danger in his batted ball profile before 2014. Plus the unknown associated with his medical. Just can’t get behind him at all.

            • Fireball Feliz says:
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              @GhostTownSteve: Arlington got a little less homer friendly after our renovations though. We tore down the cement walls around home plate that was a big factor in the jet stream effect. Still a short distance to right field wall, but the benefit Hambone and other lefties used it get is not as strong

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Fireball Feliz:

                Yeah that’s what I’m saying. I heard one of their play by play guys on the radio before the season last year talking about it. A’s players and broadcasters noted it all season 2013 so it synched up. Numbers say it played worse than neutral in 2013 and 2014 and yet you continually hear “experts” reference it as homer friendly.

                • mauledbypandas says:
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                  @GhostTownSteve: Yeah, the ball still carries well, but the right center jet stream is a thing of the past on most days. Something has been off with the lineup since the end of 2013. Somehow they just never recovered their confidence after that horrific late season collapse. I wanted to just chalk last year up to the tidal wave of injuries but I have my doubts. Luckily I have been a Rangers fan for 25ish years now and know not to expect nice things

          • Fireball Feliz says:
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            @mauledbypandas: Agreed, I didn’t mind Adrian’s line last year. I think he puts up another .300avg 17-20 homer year, and since he turned 36 today that’s totally understandable.

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @Fireball Feliz: Yeah Belts is one of the only things that seems to be going well with the club these days. I find it hard to get excited about much else on the team right now. Last night did not help at all. I mean realistically we are hoping to somehow squeak into a wild card playoff game?

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Fireball Feliz:

          Doesn’t look real good for Tejas no. I do like Holland a little. Think he was a sneaky fantasy play.

          Martin and Odor I like. Beltre is a health risk. Not buying Fielder. Rua maybe league average is a win for him. I like Chirinos. Choo we’ll see.

          Just not quite enough there to see it all coming together over 162

      • Greetings from the Humungus says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: Agreed. Yovani was serving up meatballs. Fielder had one loud out but otherwise they looked pretty lackluster.

        Place was rockin for sure. New jumbotrons really enhanced the atmosphere/look surprisingly sharp. Seems like Wrigley is worse than O.co now…for what it’s worth.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Greetings from the Humungus:

          The O is a terrible place to wait in a concession line, take a non-baseball fan, appreciate architecture, enjoy clubhouse ambiance or plumbing.

          It’s a great place for a baseball game though.

          • Fireball Feliz says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: I too prefer my dugouts with a side of poo

            • Fireball Feliz says:
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              @Greetings from the Humungus: I’m visiting Wrigley for the first time next Friday for a day game, really hoping its the experience I’ve always wanted. Should have gone last year..

              • mauledbypandas says:
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                @Fireball Feliz: I saw the Rangers play there a few years ago and it was every bit as awesome as I expected. I am sure you will love it

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Fireball Feliz:

                Had one of my best days ever at a ballpark there.

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Greetings from the Humungus: i like how only somebody from outside of town was smart enough to think “hmm let’s go to another building, it’ll be faster and easier”. It’s the first thing i would’ve done just seeing ONE line like that. Of course i am also from STL so…

  123. John says:
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    Ive got solid Pen arms but bit of a mess. Stick with my Mcgee and Boxberger combo or drop one them for Familia? Rest of Rp are Miller and Betances and Jansen also on my DL along with Mcgee.

    Pick up Familia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  124. Travis says:
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    Alex Cobb and Ryan Zimmerman were dropped in my league. I’m gonna try for both, not which one should I go for first with #1 WW priority? Who should I drop–figure AJAX is my droppable bat, which pitcher? Thinking Holland or Hammel?

    My team is pasted below.

    C- Y Gomes
    1b- A Pujols
    2b- J Kipnis
    3b-J Donaldson
    SS- I Desmond
    OF- J Bautista, A Jones, K Calhoun
    UTIL/BN- M Trumbo, B Belt, B Revere, A Jackson

    SP- M Harvey, G Cole, J deGrom, L Lynn, I Kennedy, J Hammel, D Holland, Shelby Miller
    RP- A Chapman (I said I wouldn’t draft a closer high, but when he was out there still in the 8th round I had to), S Cishek, H Rondon
    DL- K Jensen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson and Holland

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: which order would you prioritize the add… Cobb then Zimmerman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zimmerman first

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: which order you prioritize the add–Cobb then Zimmerman?

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Travis:

          If all your guys perform and have health are you using Zim? To me he looks like excellent depth and worth the pick up. But a healthy Cobb is potentially your SP3. One caveat is, not knowing how your waivers work, I would expect there to be slightly more interest in Zim than Cobb if that’s a factor just because enough people will likely be scared off Alex.

          • Travis says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: good points. I’d really only be using zim for his avg, and gambling that he bounces back to form….

            Waiver works like normal–I use my #1 to get one then drop to the bottom to hopefully get other on FA if he clears. Zim clears tonight, Cobb tomorrow night so if I pass on Zimm he might clear as a FA and save it for Cobb. But you’re right, Cobb more likely to have less interest.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Travis: higher importance i would think to your team is cobb though, like ghosttown thought.

  125. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I’m kind of interested in Jordan Lyles. He’s a pitcher with a new pitch. Split change. No bueno Coors of course. Might be interesting roader.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe as a streamer

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Most likely nothing more. Just always follow along guys making changes to their game. Had a very nice spring.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If it helps him get out LHHs, he might be on to something. They killed him at home and on the road last year.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        And Roenicke promptly proving he doesn’t know how to baseball…batting Scooter 8th in front of the pitcher with Lyles carrying a .347 wOBA against LHHs away from Coors last year and Miller Park playing well for LHHs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So annoying

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sky: Sorry pal. Find someone else for your DK squad.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I have plenty, now I get to spend down at 2B and up elsewhere. But Roenicke really is a [email protected]#$% for that move.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Sky: I know, that’s nonsensical. I’ll be watching the O’s/Rays game…laughing all the way to the bank. Good luck buddy!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Good luck to you, too! If I win, I’m buyin. Buyin something off the dollar menu at McD’s and splitting it with you, that is.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                It’s still early! :P

    • Cram It says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: I was interested in him before last year started, when he was still property of the Astros. Then it didn’t look so promising any more. But I’m keeping an eye on him as a road streamer too.

  126. Jay says:
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    Xander, is he WW material in a 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As in he should be owned

  127. David's Price says:
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    What side would you want in a trade for a standard 5×5 roto dynasty league (16 teams)? Jordan Zimmerman and Dalton Pompey for Starling Marte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  128. Teddy Heater says:
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    Hey BFF, What a great day to have Arenado and Dickerson on almost every team, all you BFF! Hey I feel somewhat less intelligent for asking this but, how do I sign in to Streamonator? I got the DFS Premium the day you rolled it out, but I do not know what to do now, please help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BFF! I missed you, tell me a story. Click Subscribe and there’s a log in menu there

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: So @Grey: Awesome, TY! I’ve been here everyday, but I’ve been busy wrapping up things at my old job and getting started at my new firm, woohoo! Quick story for ya…. For Easter Bug decided to dress up the New Foster Pug to shoot some pics, post online in hopes to lure in a potential forever home. Of course she couldn’t let our 3 rescues go without a few dress up pics. Thankfully I don’t get sucked into this Tom Foolery, although she did get some great pics.This is our White Frenchie Mugsie in the new Avatar. Bug is looking for a new hobby now that she’s losing me to baseball any suggestions?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fetch? That pic is awesome… What a…Snugglebunny!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Another families Trash is One of Treasures! I’m heading home and it looks like it’s gonna rain. Anytime is rains I think about the Jiffy Lube guy trying to upsell you on wiper blades! HA

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, the Jiffy Lube guy is not my BFF

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey:Latos just ran into an atomic tomahawk chop

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA

  129. Wake Up says:
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    Just realized that the last three posts that came out…MattTruss, JFOH, and Magoo are all my league mates…why the hell do I do this to myself? Do I even have a chance?

    In other news, I just texted her that we need saran wrap (don’t ask)…at least I tried to, first one autocorrected to Satan and the second try autocorrected to sacramental…should I take this as a sign?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, that’s a big flashing red light… Unless your last girl’s name was Satan and autocorrect is just remembering past typing… Maybe it’s hinting you should grab Devon Travis…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Devon Travis corrected to deconstructs (True!) don’t like that at all for my roster construction…

        I’ll take that as a nope for my first question, combined with a meh, which equals a nopeh…which in the mirror looks like hepon…which I believe is Tagalog for fish…which brings me to Jack’s point…

        Oh, and I ended up going with Kike Hernandez, which I believe keeps me safe from both red lights…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just don’t expect Kike Hernandez to pick up the check

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Well duh, he’s not in the big leagues yet!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kike, Kike… I mean, true, true

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: if the next one corrects to sardines you might be in trouble

      • Wake Up says:
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        @J-FOH: I couldn’t click on it until now…NICE!

  130. pickleball says:
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    again, i know it’s early but im not proposing dropping any superstars to the wire here. 10 team league, my pitching is prob 6th 7th best in the league.

    who should be my last outfielder between: alex gordon, avisail garcia, aj pollock

    would you drop avisail ( i have 7 outfielders for 4 spots, we can rotate them in and out based on matchups) or james paxton (pending his line tonight) for Dallas Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock… Hold

  131. pickleball says:
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    justin upton for alex wood/ dee gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  132. Andy says:
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    For NA spot
    Buxton or Castillo ?

    Kipnis is my 2b should I stash a back up?
    Micah Travis or panik?
    Dropping hatcher to do so
    Holds saves league non keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rusney…You don’t need a backup right now

  133. Mello Yello says:
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    So obviously Familia’s value took a boost but I’m really happy I picked up Parnell last week…this is one less obstacle to him reclaiming the closer job (unless Familia is lights out, which is possible but not probable) and I caved and dropped Peralta for Hatcher…I feel like the closer carousel is not like a mall carousel but more like a carousel out of Devil’s Rejects…I dunno…I did just trade for Jansen so this all work itself out in the end hopefully

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m hoping Mejia is out of the picture for good

  134. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    above, i must’ve worded it wrong, in a 20 team league with slugging/OPS i have hundley/wilmer as my 2 bench bats. I asked if i should drop hundley for jaso (if/when he gets healthy of course). I also have C-sant at CI or C depending. Answer was wilmer so either i worded it wrong or you say to own both of jaso/hundley, which doesn’t seem right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Hundley for now

  135. The Great Knoche says:
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    What is up with all the Crazy Managers Week 1. Pollock sitting tonight.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Great Knoche: weeks leading off and DHing, McClendon needs to lay off the weed when he does the line-up.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @J-FOH: Walt Weiss might be the only sane one today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  136. dem ribbies says:
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    10 team 5×5 (OPS-R-RBI-HR-SB)x(QS-K-Whip-ERA-S). OPS league so HR’s touch 4/5 cats, feeling good on power. QS also, and team is without a top ace. You think the SP’s I’ve got are gonna get it done or do I need to give away a little of that power to improve the arms?

    C-Gomes
    1-Goldy
    2-Dozier
    3-Frazier
    SS-Reyes
    OF-Stanton
    OF-McCutchen
    OF-Brantley
    OF-Soler
    DH-C.Davis
    B-Votto
    B-Myers
    DL-Pence

    SP-Bumgarner (I know, I know, but all of the other top 10 SP’s were kept in this league)
    SP-Ross
    SP-Cole
    SP-Wood
    SP-McHugh
    RP-Holland
    RP-Cishek
    RP-Grilli
    B-Ventura
    B-Paxton
    B-Dan Norris
    DL-Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have plenty of arms, pitching looks fine

  137. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    what the hell is going on with espn? it’s one thing to change your whole site (once), but sunday night’s game had this b.s. lack of box score and a normal play by play, then yesterday it’s back to normal, now it’ F’ed up again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see a box score

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: the method of getting to them is different i just found out, it used to be you could go from main espn.com page and hit a game, and instantly go to the box score and have a simple link for play by play from there, this was the same as yesterday, now when i do that it goes to the weirdness from sunday. BUT if you go to MLB section of espn, THEN hit scores it’ll route you to regular box scores/play by play. Yesterday it was completely back to normal. very odd.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they moved them

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: wouldn’t be so bad if in the new layout there was a simple “Box score” link in the first place.

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: it now DIRECTLY links to “gamecast”, where as it used to default link to box score, and if you wanted gamecast you could find the EASY TO FIND link at top of page.

  138. Gareth says:
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    Oh Tampa. It appears it’s going to be a long season for them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And for Latos

  139. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Nate Karns is dealing!

    Yep that’s what they’ll say about him down at the Toyota lot when he moves his 3rd Camry of the day next month.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      We did not note yesterday but may wish to note today the Christian Bethancourt hits 5th for the Bravos and is probably (virtually) unowned.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’m currently beating Cram 0 to -8.15 over at DK. Thanks Karns!

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Sky:

          DFS is a gas, man.

          EYJ has been on 1st base once this season and has one steal. I assume this 1:1 ratio holds all year, correct?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            How could it not? Yeah, love DFS. I need to play more H2H, though. That’s where the money is. I just enjoy the tourneys too much.

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @Sky:

              You can probably clean up early in the year playing H2H this year. Bound to be tons of noobs based on the amount of advertising that’s exploded everywhere.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Very true, I need to get my head in the game that way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Sky: not as bad as grabbing latos over there today.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wish I would’ve taken him late in NFBC

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Latos getting lit up.

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @The Great Knoche:

        Would not have touched him for nothin’ nowhere. As Albright used to say more consistently and with great disdain, “I wouldn’t draft him with your team.”

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @GhostTownSteve: Nope I wanted nothing to do with him. 7 ER in 2/3 of an inning. Ouch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  140. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start Paxton tonight vs LAA? Other than Trout that lineup isnt looking too scary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  141. the swinging says:
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    Wow Latos looks like shit at home vs the braves, no cheap hits either.

    Thank god I didn’t get any shares of him, forget the results he looks awful, gimme a bat I want some of that meat.

    Rudy to the rescue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, looks awful

  142. Gareth says:
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    Any Latos owners watching this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m watching

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Gareth: I thought I had him on a team until I remember I passed on using a waiver on him to keep some of my upside pitchers. Phew..

    • Hondo says:
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      @Gareth: I drafted him at 165 before I got my medical degree and learned what knee surgery was.
      I’m taking engineering courses at night to try to figure out what “2 MPH velocity drop” means.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo: Oh,thats right,I decided to drop out and get high.

        I dropped him for Cmart a week a go

  143. SteveNZ says:
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    I also drafted Latos for my sister’s team. I do feel kinda bad, even if I am against her this week in H2H…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, oopsie

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And I’m STILL behind in ERA. That’s what Tony Watson can do to you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Comment was awaiting moderation? Weird.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bleh, just a server hiccup, think it’s fine now… Try again!

  144. SteveNZ says:
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    Latos gets Hand relief. *sniggers*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  145. GhostTownSteve says:
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    That’s a real pitching clinic they’ve got going on in Florida.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Definitely after being gifted a 7 run lead in the first go ahead and load the bases with no outs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  146. the swinging says:
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    Matt Latos era is a higher number than his fastball velocity.

    • the swinging says:
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      @the swinging: when they said he sits 92 I didn’t know they meant era

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snap!

  147. FrankGrimes says:
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    Latos Oof!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucked

  148. royce! says:
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    I think I misunderstood what people have been saying, but now I get it: we should stream pitchers against the Braves, but bench pitchers that we drafted in the middle rounds. Got it now. Good to get that out of the way so early in the season. When I have an ERA over 17.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  149. royce! says:
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    Got Latos and Wood in what I was thinking was my best RCL. Still early!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

    • @royce!:

      Latos with a 94.5 ERA & 12 WHIP on .2 IP

      solid as a rock.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  150. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, no one can get anyone out in these games so far.

  151. SteveNZ says:
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    Cody Ross going to land with the Athletics (it says here)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course he is, so perfect for him

  152. Project Merkin says:
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    Jesus Christ Mary and Joseph. There’s nothing like logging on to fantasy with a big smile on my face and seeing INF for my pitcher’s ratios. Grey didn’t you kinda like Latos? I might have misread the pitcher rankings.

    Anywho, I was going to bench Paxton today but eff it, I’m going to start him. Thoughts?

    Also, I didn’t see one pitch of Latos’ start, terrible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Paxton… Latos looked awful…

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Drop his ass?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could see it in some leagues

        • the swinging says:
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          @Project Merkin: rudy thought Latos would be a negative return in the preseason and had him outside his top 300 overall. So y not.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @the swinging: Grey had him 22nd SP (before injury to Cobb likely moved him slightly upward); it’ll almost have to be his worst call of the year.

            • Mat Latos says:
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              @The Harrow: Jesus, Grey, what the hell were you thinking?

  153. GhostTownSteve says:
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    …so what we’re saying is, the ball is definitely juiced. Enlivened, even.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  154. chad says:
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    I was offered a trade: my wong for his Latos. Not gunna accept the deal but would a Latos and Arenado for Lynn and Wong deal work in my favor? 10 teamer. I have wong starting and Gyorko in the MI spot. But I have Rendon on the dl that I could slide into the 2B spot when he comes back.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @chad:

      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Wong

  155. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Pearce with another homer. I’m holding you to our preseason Pearce/Vargas bet, Albright.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think Grey and I had a bet on whether or not Pearce would finish as a top 20 1B. Will be fun to see how this one plays out.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        On pace for 162 HRs!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I might’ve undershot his value!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, dah!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Sky: You too? Grey’s really working from behind here…

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Score one (two day victory) for SABR dorks and the power of the simple, Kahneman-style algorithm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh man, Pearce is gonna cost me big time

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t forgotten!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Please forget, thank you!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: who owns Pearce in the Perts League?

  156. royce! says:
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    Latos was crap in ST, but I was willing to ignore that bc ST and all, but this start might be enough for me to just drop him in the RCL.

    Jocketty is laughing all the way to the bank.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @royce!:

      Lose him like my 3 three year old loses new socks: permanently and without delay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked like he was still in ST

  157. Hondo says:
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    Oh this is sweet.I dropped Latos in a H2H and this weeks opponent picked him up.It wasn’t a wasted draft pick after all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  158. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Bringing you tomorrow’s comments today since yesterday and beyond:

    Drop Latos for Hand?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Sympathy to all Latos owners though. Sitting through a shelling is about the worst fantasy has to offer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, kills your hope so early in the year too, which is bad

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            you start wondering (sometimes aloud), why do I even care. Eff it. I’m gonig to spend the summer with my kids building birdhouses and lemonade stands…and YES, they called me crazy when I batty called Forsyth…

            Dad, who are you talking to?

            *opens beer, changes team name to Latos Intolerant*

            and all is right with the world

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

            • Wake Up says:
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              @GhostTownSteve: From the other night:
              Bass player walks over…whatcha looking at…oh is that baseball, who’s your team?
              Me: My RCL team my ESPN team my CBS team my Yahoo team my NFBC team or my hometown keeper team?
              Drummer walks over, hey what are guys talking about, baseball?
              Me: No, I don’t follow it…

            • Wake Up says:
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              @GhostTownSteve: oh I forgot my favorite part…drummer says what are you talking about, Baseball? Did you hear ARod’s back?

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Wake Up:

                Brilliant!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: should I drop Latos for Dallas…Keuchel

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yes!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: It seems like a possible question

  159. SteveNZ says:
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    On a separate note, how good did Harper look hitting that dinger yesterday? I normally think of him having quite a viol