The title’s not to be confused with a Wahlburger.  By the by, Marky Mark was at my gym the other day.  My man’s short.  He looked like a Caucasian Altuve.  Steal some bases, Marky Mark!  You know, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as setting your weekly lineup and having your star go down the moment games begin on Monday.  It’s more frustrating than the person in front of you trying to locate exact change.  Use your debit card!  What do you mean you’re going to see if there’s some loose change in your car ashtray?  Cars don’t even have ashtrays anymore!  In the preseason, I supposed that Hanley Ramirez would need to be moved to shortstop at some point, unable to handle The Green Monster.  Yesterday, Hanley got a taste of Wally.  The Red Sox said it’s a shoulder sprain, which could mean he’s back in a few days or out until July.  Yay, specifics!  On a related note, a Red Sox reporter from The Boston Globe tweeted in the 2nd inning, “It’s 4-0 RaysRed Sox season could be done soon at this rate.  Losses and injuries piling up.”  I’m in no way a Red Sox fan, but really?  Done because you’re losing in the 2nd inning of an early May game and your team is practically at .500?  Wow, is that guy a Masshole.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Moore – Faced live hitters on Sunday.  Swipe right!

Joey Butler – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Who’s Joey Butler?  You better Ask Jeeves!

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.21.  Damn, I wish I owned him somewhere.  Not enough to go out and trade for him, but enough to long in my loins.  His peripherals, while not dazzling, don’t scream he should be getting rocked either.  If he can up his Ks some more (they’re at 7.1), he could really break out.  It’s Odorizzi, it’s Odorizzi, to fall in love.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-4, hitting .306.  Yesterday, I called him a hot schmotato.  Today, I’m saying, indeed.

Steven Souza – 2-for-3, 1 run, hitting .220.  Ah, there’s that wannabe trumpeter again.  About time, Souza, the sad trombones were getting boring!

Alex Cobb – Had a minor setback and has been shut down.  Minor setback + shut down = Kentucky bourbon.  Hmm, math’s off there.  Was supposed to equal “likely Tommy John surgery.”

Adam Ottavino – Headed for Tommy John surgery.  Ottavino just had a bad hand dealt to him.  Well, a bad elbow.  John Axford will continue to see saves until we see the real Axford, and at that time maybe Hawkins or Betancourt will get looks.  No reason to own anyone, but Axford for now.

Sean Doolittle – Will face hitters soon.  No word if they’ll be live.

Stephen Vogt – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and a grand slam, his 7th homer.  It’s like Vogt is from the island of Dorne, but instead of just fighting and f***ing, Vogt also homers.

Mark Canha – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his third homer this week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jesse Hahn – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.33 vs. the Twins.  Hope in one Hahn, and crap in the other Hahn, and which Hahn do you have?  So glad I didn’t get roped into this shizz show after his last good start.

Phil Hughes – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 5.02.  I’m guessing there’s going to be a Disgraceful List stint by the time you wipe the googies out of your eyes this morning.  Or at least there should be.

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  All of hims.  Why not pick up all of hims?

Jordan Schafer – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Because I actually own him in one league, I’ve been cyclops’ing him and I have to say after this awkward intro to this sentence, what happened to his speed?  He has zero steals through 22 games and has been caught three times after stealing at will last year.  How bizarre.  Ugh, now I have that terrible How Bizarre song stuck in my head.

Danny Santana – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and a steal.  Fantasy value from Dannys Antana?  No way!  C’mon!  Say it ain’t true!

Oswaldo Arcia – Hit the 15-day DL with a strained hip flexor.  Arcia later!

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Ugh, everything that comes out of Hollywood is derivative!  This Kershaw show is that Lincecum show from a few years ago with just less k.d. lang.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  He dedicated this homer to Alex Guerrero, who lost his freedom to play baseball when he left Cuba.

Jean Segura – Sat out yesterday, but CT scans on his head found nothing.  Sounds like the CT scans on Mattingly’s head.

Hector Gomez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Damn, I heard Gomez homered for the Brewers and I got all goose-pimply thinking it was CarGomez.  Stupid namelganger!

Anthony Rendon – His knee is feeling better, just in time for him to get an oblique strain.  There’s no timetable for his return now.  At this point, I’m hoping he’s back for the H2H playoffs.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.15.  He only really had one bad start this season, but his K-rate is still mesoraco (lower-cased it’s an adjective for ugly), and coupled with his xFIP he still doesn’t look anywhere near a number one.

Yunel Escobar – 5-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs with five singles like the most obnoxious guy in the strip club that orders an orange juice.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I was gonna mention this in Monday’s roundup, but there was too much to get in there.  I saw Desmond on Sunday and he’s hitting everything hard, and looks to be busting out of his slump.  Maybe he slept with Billy Butler.

David Phelps – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  Looks like the Yankees got the worst side of yet another Phelps trade.  How could you trade Buhner?!  As for Phelps, he’s pretty streamery in most leagues, and the Stream-o-Nator has some choice words for his next start.

Justin Bour – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Peter Bourjos in Witness Protection is doing great!

Adeiny Hechavarria – 2-for-4, hitting .320.  Hechavarria long hot streak he’s rocking.  Hilariously, the Marlins don’t even believe it and have moved him back to the 8-hole.  And by hilariously, I mean not hilariously.

Carlos Martinez – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies prefer to eat organic, they’ll watch anything with Ryan Phillipe, even if he’s playing a father to a kid that looks older than him, and they will rip your ratios out through your chest and eat them for dinner.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Look at Mini Donkey making a roundup appearance!  He’s currently platooning with Matt Adams.  Been tough on Adams, he’s not used to sharing.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Another day, another multiple hit game at the bottom of the order.  At least Jason Heyward (2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI) is no longer batting in the two hole.  Matt Carpenter (0-for-5) is in the two hole and there’s no chance he’s being moved down.  Though, Jon Jay (1-for-4, 1 run) doesn’t need to hit frickin’ leadoff!

Travis Wood – 5 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies were sad to see Glee end, they can’t find anything to match those plaid shorts they’re dying to wear, and they will destroy your confidence in your pitching.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-5 and a slam (4) and legs (7).  Okay, McCutchen, what did you do with Rizzo!  Answer me!

Addison Russell – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .233.  Mean’s while, Kris Bryant (1-for-1, 2 runs) is hitting .291 with no homers.  And what’s up is down and what’s white is Charlie Blackmon.

Chase Whitley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (0 BBs), 6 Ks vs. the Blue Jays.  He’s left 100% of men on base like you’d hope from your daughter.  There’s no way that continues, just like with your daughter.

R.A. Dickey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  Surprised not to see any Ks.  Usually if the knuckler is dancing, then Dickey’s going well and it leads to strikeouts.  Oh, and the Dickey knuckler does not lead to blindness, contrary to popular myth.

Leonys Martin – Left yesterday’s game with a bruised wrist.  Too bad it’s not braised, that’s delicious!

Dallas Keuchel – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.80.  Yes, I told you to sell, and, yes, I’m still saying that.  Don’t trust me, ask someone that owns Carlos Martinez.

Matt Shoemaker – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners (1 BB), 10 Ks.  You’re making me crazy!  Where was that when I owned you on every team?!  Laces out, Shoemaker, laces out!  In most leagues, I’d wait to see another good start before diving back in, but obviously 10 Ks and one walk could be the start of a beautiful, renewed friendship.

David Freese – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  On our Player Rater, he’s now way better than Bogaerts, Ryan Zimmerman (MVP!), Lawrie and Seager in 3rd base fantasy value.

Austin Jackson – Hit the DL with “sold his soul for two good days of hitting in April.”  The devil says Jackson will be back in the minimum 15 days.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer and third homer in the last four games, and I grabbed him in all leagues where he was available before the start of games yesterday.  I don’t want to fall in love with a batty call, not just because of guy code, but I do think Morrison is about as hot as they come right now.

Seth Smith – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Thelebrate good timeth, c’mon!

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 714th homer.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks as he shut down the Padres.  And that’s a compliment!  What world are we living in?!

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.15.  Looks decent on the surface, but three walks to five Ks isn’t terrific.  This was his longest outing of the season, so there’s one positive (in innings pitched leagues).

Alex Wood – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 4.32.  *rips white sheet from bed*  Leave me alone, Cougs!  I need to raise a white flag.  What?  We bought white flags from Target last year after drafting Jay Bruce?  Oh, my bad.  Wood’s velocity is fine, line drive rate is fine, ground balls are fine, fly balls are actually down, but everything else is FUBAR’d beyond the FUBARiest of the FUBAR’d.  Which means… *shrugs*  What the effin’ eff?  My guess is the problem lies in the command (his walks are up).  He never threw fast, so if his command fails him, he loses Ks and gives up runs.  Since everything is relatively normal, I’d try to hold him and hope he comes out of it, but I’d likely hold him on my bench.  Remember, if you drop all pitchers that were bad in April for ones that were great in April, those that were great in April could be bad in May and you no whammy, no whammy, WHAMMY!

Jace Peterson – 2-for-3, hitting .257.  He has one steal on the year, and hasn’t done much overall, but he’s hitting over-.350 in the last week and could be a short-term hot schmotato.

Jeff Francoeur – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and a home run short of the cycle.  For Frenchy, that’s as good as it baguettes.

Chase Utley – 0-for-4, 1 run, hitting .103.  Damn, so close to under .100.  This is so fascinating yet sad.  I feel like I’m watching a game of limbo where a nurse is rolling a man in a coma under the broom.

Aaron Harang – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 2.35.  If the Phillies had four more Harangs, they’d have a zoo.

 
  1. SethDaSportsMan

    SethDaSportsMan says:
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    I saw Marky Mark at a deli by near my parents’ house a couple of weeks ago. He was with his “entourage” (6 middle-aged Hispanic men and and 8-year-old boy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SethDaSportsMan: I wonder if he got his entourage and Edward James Olmos’s entourage mixed up…

  2. Lixxiq says:
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    you also should have mentioned that Shoemaker allowed THREE Homeruns what still prevents me from adding him right now.

    • Grey

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      @Lixxiq: 10 Ks to 1 BB, but just watching him for now

  3. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    obviously very different players, but in a vacuum, who would you rather own ROS:

    khris davis
    ender inciarte
    mark canha

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg: not Grey, but I would guess to say Davis but he’s been freakin’ horrible this year.

  4. Wainwrong says:
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    So still trying to recover from losing my “ace” in Wainright and was thinking of targeting Kluber in a trade. It’s a 10 team pts league with pitchers getting a huge amount of points. Is Encarnacion a good man to go with? I have Big Ortiz to fill in at 1B with Denard Span taking over Util. Both Kluber and Encarnacion are struggling early on and I’m still high on owning Kluber last year.

    • Big W says:
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      @Wainwrong: as good as kluber is, you will regret trading Edwin right now… last year he did nothing all april, but have a look what he did in may!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Big W: that’s every year. He never heats up till May/June. And no, you shouldn’t trade E5 for a pitcher. Find cheaper pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wainwrong: I wouldn’t trade Edwin for an arm

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Wainwrong: You trust Span in a 10 teamer for your utility?

  5. Adrianna says:
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    Is it time to cut ties with Alex Cobb? Do you think he’ll be done for the year?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Adrianna: yes unless you have him in a DL slot. No point in wasting a roster spot.

    • Grey

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      @Adrianna: Cut him for who? Do you need the DL spot?

  6. Eric B says:
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    Good stuff Grey!I’m tempted to pick up Danny Antana because Alexi is my primary SS but cant figure who I’d drop…Lawrie and Avasail Garcia are my two bench bats in a 5X5 HTH OBP league. Hold?

    More importantly which two SP’s would you roll with out of these 3 ROS…Duffy, Chavez and T.Walker?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Eric B: I’d lose Lawrie for him. But that might not be the majority opinion.

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Phil of the Future: But the majority of us have not seen the future like you

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @JeF WiTH 1 F: Excellent point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric B: Lawrie… Chavez, Walker

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for everyone’s input, Grey you mean lose Lawrie for Antana? And keep Chavez and Walker correct?

  7. breadbaker says:
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    Dying for a decent 2B while Zobtoke is out. Should have listened and picked up Travis when I had the chance. Best 2B going forward? (discounting SB)

    R, RBI, HR, SB, AVG, OPS.
    My top options are:

    DJ LeMahieu
    Odubel Herrera
    Y. Solarte
    Brandon Phillips
    Logan Forsythe
    Tim Beckham

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @breadbaker: Solarte/ Odbuel
      (Solarte can’t hit lefties tho)

  8. slimbo says:
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    Drop hechavarria for shoemaker? He’s just a bench bat

    • adamH says:
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      @slimbo:l would

    • Hawk says:
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      @slimbo:

      Sure

  9. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Haha, Billy Butler, Slumpbuster, brilliant. Perhaps after retirement there’s work for him as a hitting coach of um…unorthodox means.

  10. assy says:
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    I can attest! Shipped out Greene+C-Mart for McHugh, and I’m not Lot’s wife but it’s looking good. Milk and Honey! Promise land!

    fun fact- with each mounting home run, Nelson Cruz climbs closer to the Mariners’ #FranchiseFour

    • Hawk says:
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      @assy:

      Griffey, ARod, Randy Johnson and Edgar Martinez.

      Nope, Cruz isn’t close yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: Nice, assy!

  11. Miles says:
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    Chase Headley. would you drop any of the following to pick him up?
    R Zimmerman, Lind, Y Tomas, Eaton

    (roto w/ OBP)

    • Miles says:
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      @Miles: Inciarte also in that group

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Miles: Eaton has done nothing to deserve a roster spot. That could change, but right now, nothing.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @breadbaker: Solarte/ Odbuel
      (Solarte can’t hit lefties tho)@Miles: Eaton is hot garbino

  12. SteveNZ says:
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    Hey! Watch what you’re saying about ‘How Bizarre’! *frowns*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: There’s always one person to defend that song (kidding, there’s not usually)

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: That is so bizarre! Kidding.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nooooo

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Heh. Just a touch of small country syndrome. At the time the song came out, there hadn’t been many NZers who had made it big in the US.

        Sadly Pauly Fuemana died five years ago – was only 40. And prior to that had largely been bled dry of cash by some high living his gang of hangers-on…

        • Grey

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          Oh! The singer was a Kiwi?

  13. Glenn says:
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    Hey Grey, i have room to add a starting pitcher to my team. which one you like best?
    Burnett, Desclafani, Paxton, Leake, Hammel

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Glenn: Burnett/ Paxton

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Glenn: Paxton. He and Shoe should be rostered in all but shallow leagues.

  14. Chris says:
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    Was Trout Trout when he hit the majors, or was he just a dude. I guess what I’m asking is whether Joc Pederson is the next Mike Trout.

    • fri-guy says:
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      @Chris:

      He sucked when initially called up, his second year he started to improve and has not stopped. It was only 4 years ago, I think they kept stats back then so you might be able to Yahoo it.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Chris:

      Trout was 19 when he was called up and he struggled. He almost won the MVP at age 20.

      Comparing players like “this guy is the next that guy” is a mistake. Pederson’s skills are different from Trout. There’s no reason to compare them other than “they’re both young, 5 tool CFs who play in the West”.

      Judge them individually by what you see and what the stats say.

    • 2qbn says:
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      @Chris: I have been thinking the same thing. Glad I have him and he’s finally hitting at the top of the lineup.

  15. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Is Cutch and Keuchel too much to pay for Kluber? ROTO 10 teamer

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @pondfrogsplash: Dude Cutch is way too much by himself. You can do way better than that

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @pondfrogsplash: Way too much..Keuchel has been better than Kluber to this point..I could see adding something but a small something that may fill a need the other owner has to make him bite.

      • pondfrogsplash says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: Ok, good to hear. Thanks!

  16. Blint says:
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    Damn Grey I got that askjeeves reference ! WHEN DID I GET SO OLD!!!! I also remembered White Flag is a Dido song when I read your Target purchase. Something something wave a white dildo next time!

    Our Jeff Samarjkjsldfjdsfldskj is pitching tomorrow YAY .. I guess . Cant wait to read the Blurb tomorrow.

    I need to drop 2 players out of these – Jean Segura Alexei Ramirez, Howie Kendrick, and Daniel Murphy .

    Should I pick up Canha and drop Leonys?

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      @Blint: I got it too! Alexei, Murphy… Canha and Leonys do different things, depends on needs

  17. Nittanychris says:
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    Can I begin to trust our preseason love, Come On Baby Light Mike Fiers, or is he gonna kill my ratios this week?

  18. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need a Hanley replacement, 10×10 OPS/NetSB/BB/K:

    Iglesias (hopeful to come back from groin injury today?)
    Yuni Escobar
    Marwin Gonzalez
    Kang

  19. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    I started Hughes, Hahn and Wood last night — as they’d call it at the old Mad magazine, it’s the Tri-Bleccch-Ta!

    More to the point, when will Joc Pederson and Jace Peterson team up and solve crimes/explain basic science problems to us, as God intended? It’s Joc & Jace, the Pet(d)reson Twins.

  20. Jangles says:
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    I need to drop an OF in my keeper league for pitching help…which one of these do you drop; Avisail, Souza, or Rusney?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Jangles: I would try to trade one before dropping

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Jangles: how can people be asking if they should cut Avasail?! I don’t own him but isn’t he batting well over .300? he has uber stud potential.

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Catcher Fever: Because most people like me probably drafted Avasail as their 4th or so OF as a bench bat which he definitely is playing like….I already dropped him for Marisnick and other performers in most leagues. Potential is a big word…and big ????? I don’t blame anyone for dropping him..Just me.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Jangles: None.e

  21. Fastpitch says:
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    I’m in last place in steals in a 12 team dynasty roto league. Following advice read here and some back and forth negotiating here is a final trade offer. My Dickerson, JD Martinez and Keuchel for his Marisnick, Trumbo and Salazar. So I’m trying to up steals and K’s but am I giving up to much?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Fastpitch: Hold. Not a good trade for you

    • noisyninja says:
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      @Fastpitch:

      This is a horrible idea. Stay put or find a really speedy guy.. Dickerson is a top 5 OF ROS and beyond

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Fastpitch: horrible. those are 3 inferior players.

      • Fastpitch says:
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        @Catcher Fever: Thanks to all who responded. I’ll try to work another trade.

  22. Kyle says:
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    Worth picking Souza up again or just wait until Yelich is back?

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Kyle: unless 8 team league you should likely own both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: I’d own both

  23. Yescheese says:
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    If looking mesaraco is ugly, is looking andrelton otherworldly??

  24. Yescheese says:
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    My, Grey, your moustache is looking might giancarlo today.

  25. Yescheese says:
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    Your face is so yelich. Like a baby’s bottom

  26. Yescheese says:
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    Your bosom is positively butler

  27. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    with Hughes it wouldn’t be just a disgraceful list, he was noted as having a hip injury last week, and probably should’ve been DL’ed weeks ago, or at least last week. good news is coincidentally i do in fact have DL spots in my Hughes owned leagues.

  28. Yescheese says:
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    She was doing some keuchel exercises and I said Damn! She is arenado!

  29. GleamTeam_Matt says:
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    A guy in my league dropped Souza in my 12-team 7×7 (added H & BB) league. He is now 54% owned in ESPN leagues as he has been majorly slumping.

    Do I burn my 3rd out of 12 waiver spot for him? It is a keeper league and I would be eligible to keep him for $2 next year.

  30. Yescheese says:
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    Oh snap! Fantasy Master Lothario gonna get all quentin on your ass!

  31. Ed says:
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    Grey, you got a shout out on our local sports station….during afternoon drive time nonetheless! The guys were going over best nicknames for our Cards and they credited you with The Federalist. Well after a guy tweeted in you are the source. But, good for them!

    • Grey

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      @Ed: What radio station and city?

  32. Yescheese says:
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    Bro you are blackmon. You been to the beach??

  33. SF says:
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    Need to pick starters for my SS and MI out of the following:

    Yangervis Solarte (only slottable at MI, Dozier is a lock at 2B pretty much)
    Addisson Russell
    Alexei Ramirez
    Xander Bogaerts

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @SF: Addison

      • SF says:
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        @Bye Felicia: and who else? I need to slot 2 guys in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Addison, Bogaerts

  34. ARGGGH says:
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    What is wrong with Josh Harrison why is he in such a slump?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ARGGGH: Short answer: He’s not as good as last year’s numbers would have you believe.

      Shorter answer: It’s still early.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @ARGGGH: I heard his girlfriend isn’t giving him any poon. Could be a rumor ????

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Bye Felicia:
        Or maybe too much

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @ARGGGH: Grey warned not to draft him in his rankings…some don’t listen…..Just to recap…

      What I think will happen is Harrison will struggle to hit as well again and fall into a platoon. When that happens I will say I told you that in January, and that I’m number one and the rest are ptooey! Or something along those lines. 2015 Projections: 71/7/57/.267/17

  35. wJessereid says:
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    4 weeks in and it’s like Jose Abreu doesn’t even exist.

    I guesz I was way ahead of the curve when I dropped him after week one last season!

    • Hawk says:
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      @wJessereid:

      You were behind the curve / overreacting last year. You’re ahead of the curve this year you hipster you.

      • wjessereid says:
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        @Hawk:

        I had Rizzo and Belt started off on fire. I dropped him and the next week he took off.

        Probably my biggest fantasy regret. Although dumping Odorizzi for Shoemaker this year feels pretty awful.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @wJessereid: Dropping Abreu was the best thing you could do to help your opponents beat you.

  36. Lee says:
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    10 team H2H 5×5 using OPS instead of BA. Right now Josh Harrison is my MI, and have Prado as a bench option. Harrison has been just awful. Do I stick with what I got, or pick up one of these guys? If so, drop Harrison or Prado? Santana, Hardy, A Cabrera, Odor, Crawford, Simmons, Flores. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Prado for Santana

  37. Hawk says:
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    “This is so fascinating yet sad. I feel like I’m watching a game of limbo where a nurse is rolling a man in a coma under the broom.”

    You think you’re joking…
    My sister works in a nursing home and I asked her if she’s ever done this for a patient. She said “Once a month, every month, for the last 10 years”.

  38. Five-On-One says:
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    Need one for my fifth OF spot. Options include: A.Guerrero, M.Saunders, T.Snider, S.Pearce, B.Burns, Pillar, Rasmus, Holt, Kiermaier, Maybin, S.Smith.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Five-On-One: you haven’t picked up Burns yet?

      What ru waiting on? 10 steals in 5 gms?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Hasn’t he only played 3 games? With 0 steals?

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Five-On-One: THREE GAMES!!!

          LOL

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Five-On-One: I dropped Saunders to start Burns this week. Didn’t think twice about it (need sbs). This is my DH in deeper league… should be Pearce’s spot but he’s on my bench as he sorts himself. I will not give up on him.

  39. Mustard says:
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    Is arcia droppable in 16 team league ? Cron, Kang, pillar available or hold ? He’s been weaker than chase Headleys mustache !

  40. JWRAY says:
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    Hold on DeSclafani or drop for either T. Walker or M. Fiers? Other starters are Zimmerman, A. Woods, Samardzija, Carrasco, & Salazar. Worst ERA and wins in my league currently. Not an ideal start to the season. Drafted Latos and Hutchison and they stuck it up as well.

    Thanks.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @JWRAY: I’d want Fiers ROS

    • JWRAY says:
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      Done deal. Thanks for the advice.

  41. The Badger says:
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    Would you rather have Lind or Souza in a 6×6 with OBP?

    Thanks

  42. ashtray says:
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    I’m not going to complain about what I’ve gotten from Joc Pederson so far but 6 hits in his last 7 games and 5 of those hits were home runs. I’m not going to lie he seems like he’s due for an extended slump any day now.

    Are you looking to sell this kid ASAP? I’m in a league which includes OBP but also includes K so the two kind of offset.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @ashtray: Sell a top 15 Outfielder for who? I wouldn’t be trading Pederson unless I was getting a haul. I moved him for Cueto before he went full retarded.

      It still stings..

      • ashtray says:
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        @Bye Felicia: That’s the thing though. I’m wondering if now is the right time to sell. I don’t see him continuing this performance. BABIP of .370 but and average of .270. A 30% K rate. And his HR/FB is 3rd in the league. These numbers just don’t add up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Depends what you can get

  43. Five-On-One says:
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    With T.Woods’ bad showing last night, I’m not sure he is the answer (unless the question is who should one add to increase ERA and WHIP). I need to pick two of the following:

    2 start Folty – vPHI (Williams), @CIN (DeSclafini)
    2 start Masterson vTB (Colome), @OAK (Pomeranz)
    2 start Eovaldi vBAL (Tillman), @TB (Archer)
    1 start Cosart @SF (Lincecum)
    1 start TWood @MIL (Lohse)

    I like Folty’s start against Philly and am tempted by strikeout potential. Eovaldi and MAsterson haven’t been pitching great and have two tough match-ups. Cosart gets SF and has been pitching well, but it is only one start. thoughts?

  44. Kendrick Llama says:
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    OPS and SvHd is a cat:

    C: Sal Perez, 1B: Goldy 2B: Kip 3b: Nado SS: Segura OF: Dickerson Harper Soler Jones Util: Blackmon Longo

    DL: Yelich

    P: Arrieta, Degrom, Salazar, Ventura, smyly, Fiers, Burnett, Wood, Chen, streaming spot

    RP: Papelbon and Perkins

    Would you lose anyone for Heyward on waivers? Currently have roster spot open, but Yelich will be back. Also could get Souza if I drop Yelich.

  45. M att says:
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    Which side are you on…Seager or Hamels?

    Team needs aside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M att: It’s fair, depends on needs

      • M att says:
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        @Grey:
        Thansk Grey!

  46. papasmurf says:
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    Tyson Ross definitely frustrating. Wonky mechanics = inconsistent control. The good news is the stuff is still there so when he hits his groove I expect another solid string of starts. Last night he settled down and had perfect innings in the final 3 I think. Few K’s but almost all other outs on the ground so kinda jekyll and hyde, again.

    I read a blurb somewhere that Shoemaker’s fastball was up a tick and his command was better. Gopherballs will almost be an issue though. Doesn’t his profile remind you a bit of Marco Estrada?

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @papasmurf: Shoe doesn’t walk anybody. The long ball wasn’t an issue for him last year. The final step is for him to regain pinpoint control inside of the strike zone. He gave up the 3 HR last night all late in the game, a place he hasn’t been yet this year. I think good times are around the corner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Not especially on Estrada… Good to know his fastball was up a tick

    • dk says:
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      @papasmurf: Ross in the 3rd (I think) was ridiculous – he tried to hit the outside corner 4 straight pitches, and he missed by 2 to 3 feet all 4 times.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @dk: If there was another positive takeaway from Ross’ outing it was the fact that he had bases loaded none out, proceeded to walk in a run, retired the side with no further damage and then didn’t allow anything until he finished up 7 INN. They kept him in the 7th because his spot in the order was up in the top of the 8th and if SD scored (they had 1st and 2nd, none out, of course Gyorko let me down again), he would have been in-line to get the W or at least get off the hook if they tied it.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • papasmurf says:
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          @Ante GALIC: I took a look on Fangraphs at Ross’ underlying metrics and they are comparable to last year.

          The negative that jumped out at me was the fall in first-pitch strikes, which I think puts him in more fastball counts. Plus the drop in swings at pitches out of the zone may be attributable to more hitters in favorable counts and therefore laying off the slider.

  47. phennore says:
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    18-team 5×5 league. Drop Hutchinson for Happ?

  48. Strolg says:
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    1. Does Dozier have an abnormally large sack? He’s the only guy in a long time that you notice is wearing a cup. Every time he swings and misses, the first thing he does is coral his junk back into his jock.
    2. Love the answer yesterday ‘I don’t like anything with cinnamon in it and I don’t understand any of your other questions’. True Lothario insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: 1. HA 2. Hehe, thanks

  49. Scott says:
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    Ironically, I own Dallas Keuchel and Carlos Martinez. So yes, I can ask myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: So, what’s the answer?!

  50. wjessereid says:
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    Looking for some input on my roster……..

    12 team H2H

    Have Dickerson, Pollock, Marisnick, Polanco and Span for 3 OF spots.

    Have 2 UTIL spots, one has Puljos in it, as I’m playing Voght at 1B now that Gattis has gotten it going.

    Any suggested configurations would be greatly appreciated. Di

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @wjessereid: I’d explore a trade. You don’t need 5 outfielders correct? Trade to fill holes accordingly

      • wjessereid says:
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        @Bye Felicia:

        Currently going with

        C Gattis
        1B Voght
        2B Travis
        3B Santana
        SS Peralta

        Harvey
        Lester
        deGrom
        Smyly
        Shoemaker

        Storen
        Street
        Britton

        Rendon DL15

        Any suggestions? Peralta is pretty weak, but so is SS in general so I’m hesitant to give anything up that only slightly moves the needle.

        I made a few trades already giving up Posey for Gattis and Lester week 2, McCutchen for Harvey and Polanco week 3.

        • Greyismyhero says:
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          @wjessereid: In a H2H league you need more than 5 SP, drop either Span/Pollock or both and get more SP’s.

  51. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    I am absolutely PSYCHED that I let Nelson Cruz go back into the keeper pool in our keeper league draft this year! He would have only cost me $6!

    But NO ONE hits homers for the Mariners. FMFL!

  52. Hahn Solo says:
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    Awesome write up as usual sir! Im glad your starting to get paid better for your work!

    I have a question. Been holding onto yasmany and hahn. Are both worth dropping after 4 weeks. Ive been very patient I feel like.

    Its a 12 team keeper . I have bryant and manny at third

    Yelich myers soler in the OF

    Wacha shark hughes descalfani corrasco are other sp.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    • Hahn Solo says:
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      @Hahn Solo: oh yeah and Gio Gonzalez is part of the rotation

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Hahn Solo: Dropping for who? Hahn isn’t worth owning. Streaming possibly but i wouldn’t own him.

      • I wish I had Dr Andrews Money says:
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        @Grey:

        The pitchers worth dropping Hahn for are

        Fiers
        Simon
        Colome
        Chase Anderson
        Wi YEn Chen

        Also on the hitting front there are not many great option

        Lind
        Cahna
        Lawrie
        L. Martin

        Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fiers… Lind

  53. Lville Jim says:
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    Does Mattingly have a wheel he spins in the dugout to guide his choice in pitchers to close games or is it the magic 8 ball? How many times is he going to not use his best relief pitcher in Yimi and keep running Hatcher out there I save situations. Then he says when Jansen returns he won’t go right into the closers role upon being activated, dumbass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lville Jim: Hatcher keeps losing games for him though, Donnie Baseball Rule #1, make life harder

  54. Ciwa says:
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    Reyes and Ramirez injured,who is the best replacement in MI?
    Galvis-Forsythe-Solarte or Simmons?
    Thanks

  55. CL says:
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    Top nothc funny stiff today! Oh Yunel…. hahahahahahahaha! Orange juice, he says…..

    Me last night:

    /text to buddy: I want Keuchel. What do you want?

    Yo no likey Keuchs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: Thanks! Ha, nice

  56. JayAye says:
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    Being offered their Machado for my Puig. 12 team keeper league. Need 3B help. Just picked up A-Rod there. My OF looks good: Dickerson, Carlos Gonzalez, McCutchen, Betts, Tomas, Soler. Worth it?

    Love you, Grey!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JayAye: no

  57. Jim says:
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    Pulse rank for ROS
    Shoemaker
    Travis wood
    Happ

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jim: Shoe (streamers)

      All of the ones you listed.

  58. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    “Fiers, stop drop and roll off my team” & “Get T Wood on your team!”… that’s me quoting you, Grey.

    Did I just screw up by listening to two different pieces of advice stuck in my head? Fiers dropped for T Wood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: Wood was good, now he’s not… Fiers wasn’t good, now he is…You don’t have waiver wire limits, do you?

      • HolyGhostClaw says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes, unfortunately the league voted on a max move limit of 35 for the year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, then no more moves for you!

  59. Nate says:
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    Actually some half decent options to stream in my 14 team H2H league tomorrow.. how would you rank these?

    Frias @ Mil (I wouldn’t have considered this, but SON loves it)
    Foltynewicz vs Phil
    Koeler @Wash
    Colome @Bos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: Folty, Koehler

  60. B the Esq. says:
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    10 team h2h. Saves and Holds separate categories.

    Which side you want: Kluber and Giles or Cashner and Melancon?

  61. coacher says:
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    My catchers are McCann and Susac. 2-catcher 14-team Roto with OBP, HR, R, RBI, SB.

    I’m offered Posey for HanRam. Wouldyadoit?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @coacher: nope

  62. Mike says:
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    Start Polanco vs lorenzen, soler vs Lyons or heyward vs kendricks?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Mike: Jorge

  63. Luce Wayne says:
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    In my Keeper league we have a rule that we have a keeper slot for first year players and I don’t have anyone that will work (Rodon, Bryant, Russell, Tomas, Castillo, etc all gone)..

    I have been offered Pederson for Rendon which I don’t want to do obviously.
    But with Rendon’s injuries I have been considering it more and more.

    I could counter with Rendon for Semein & Pederson.

    Another idea is to offer Span & Desmond for Pederson & Peralta.

    Should I offer either of those deals or just hold tight for the season? Not in love with either, but young keepers kinda come at a premium in this league.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Luce Wayne: are Correa, Lindor,Seager,Oliveria, etc owned? I’d be scooping them up if they’re available.

      • Luce Wayne says:
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        @Bye Felicia:

        Yes on all (we have a minor league system) except Olivera but at 30 years old with impending TJ.. I dunno if I trust him.. hence why he is available..

  64. Mb says:
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    Starting smyly @ red so?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Mb: I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mb: Yup

  65. Wilsonian says:
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    I think it’s time to let Wood figure it out on someone else’s team in 10 teams or less. I’ve seen nothing from him that justifies keeping him around in deeper leagues. He’s been awful. Nothing he’s done has been good. Walks are insane. Therefore his ERA/WHIP are awful. And he plays for a bad team with a bad offense that isn’t going to dig him out of any holes. I’ll keep my eye on him to see if he rights the ship, but I’ll let someone else go down with the ship if they want.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: that should say *shallower* leagues.

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @Wilsonian: You stream him at home, not on the road, as you do with most streamers. And no one in a 10 team league should need a T.Wood type anyway. Pitching 101.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Catcher Fever: i think he meant Alex Wood

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Catcher Fever: A.Wood – not Travis. Travis I wasn’t streaming. I’m talking about someone who should be a fantasy number 2 or 3. Not take a literal 2 or 3 on my ratios…

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Wilsonian: What’s a 3?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Phil of the Future: you don’t want to know…

            I actually don’t know, I just figured it had to be worse than a number 2.

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              @Wilsonian: It sounds worse.

      • Catcher Fever says:
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        @Catcher Fever: my bad. I would just bench him for now, let him figure it out like Shoe. hare to cut a guy with ace stuff. trade… sure, he’s a pitcher regardless.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Catcher Fever: yeah, I may pick him back up, because I can almost assure you he’ll be available in 3 days when he comes out of waivers. Someone dropped Odorizzi the other day and I picked him up without making a waiver claim on him. It’s a shallow league. You have to play guys who are performing if you want to win.

          • Catcher Fever says:
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            @Wilsonian: I can’t imagine someone cutting odorizzi right now but you know your league best. if that shallow, odor for a.wood works.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Catcher Fever: you gotta stream, and I think someone just didn’t think Odorizzi was going to keep it up. I already snagged him, it was just a “for instance” kind of thing. People like that clear waivers. You can’t wait for someone like Wood to figure it out, when good streaming options are available.

  66. Bye Felicia says:
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    WTF is going on when Harangatang & some other scrub pitcher outperform my Ross & Kershaw? Ugh. .. Best part about this season is my Vogt/Pederson combo. The rest of my team’s performance blows. I’m getting rocked in H2H every week with better pitchers than my opponent. Shame Greene blew me 2 weeks in a row & now my op wants to stream him against me this week….

    Here comes a no hitter haha!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bye Felicia: The Starterpocalypse is worse than I anticipated before the season. I can count on one hand the number of SP’s I trust 100%

  67. Jhan23 says:
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    Keuchel for Kluber straight up?…. Or is 8 K enough that I should be looking for more now?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jhan23: You have someone willing to Give Kluber for Keuchel straight up?

      Ummm ya!

  68. The Jerk Store says:
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    Can i request that you implement a flux capacitor into the Streamonator? I think i speak for everyone, when i say that we deserve the option to change yesterday’s lineups, today. I need to bench Carlos Martinez before he takes my team down!

    run for it Marty!

    -some jerk

    • PK says:
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      @The Jerk Store: Oh, my god, they found me. I don’t know how, but they found me!

      • The Jerk Store says:
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        @PK: what the hell is a gigawatt??

        • PK says:
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          @The Jerk Store: Do you know what this means? It means that this damn thing doesn’t work at all!

          • The Jerk Store says:
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            @PK: HAHA thats a good one

  69. Clint says:
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    I dropped Shoe earlier and someone just dropped Addison Reed in my 8 team h2h league. See anybody you’d drop to roster either of them full time, boss?

    Carrasco, Shark, Arrieta, Fiers, Jimmy Nelson, Latos, Salazar, Liriano, Hughes, Shelby, Pineda, Soria, Cecil

  70. Jay says:
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    Is Brantley for Felix a fair offer? Also holding marte puig polanco and marisnick add Russ for dh spot. Lost waino

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jay: good luck with that. If you can get Felix for Brantley absolutely. That’s robbery imo

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: nah. Felix would cost more.

      • Jay says:
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        @Jay: I kinda figured….what about tossing in Shane Greene?…..add Russ too much? Didn’t mention salaries go up $6 and Brantley and add Russ keep able at $27 and $8…… Fher goes for $40 every year and be back in the pool

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jay: I’d want Felix

  71. toppleprone says:
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    thoughts on Crawford for us Hanley owners? Seems his BBs are up and he’s making harder contact. Or is there someone you’d rather in a 12team mix that values OBP?

    Thanks!

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

    One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns….Or one half season of owning Gyorko

  73. Bye Felicia says:
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    Should I drop Kershaw for Jose Fernandez?

    Kershaw is really struggling this year ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bye Felicia: I’d try to trade him first for J.A. Happ.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Cram It: *good call Cram.

        I think Happ’s gonna breakout!

    • rapscallion13 says:
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      @Bye Felicia: If you mean Sammy Kershaw, then yes.

  74. Jack says:
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    Rollins is killin’ a lot of us. ROS – him, Dannys Antana, Ad-Hech, or Alcides? Heck, I think I’ll just go ahead and grab Correa.

  75. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey! Which side u like better for this year: Cespedes (and 14 rd keeper status next year) or Ellsbury (no keeper value) ? Thx

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Cram It: Also, im hurting at AVG & SBs…if i traded Cespedes & J Harrison for Ellsbury & Souza, fair trade ??

  76. Udall says:
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    I heart Vogt, you heart Vogt… Fairly sure Vogt hearts you, but Dorne is a penninsula not and island.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Udall: I heart him more!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Udall: I had the other facts right though, right?

  77. Danwise says:
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    Would you sit any of these today?
    Salazar @ KC
    Pineda @ TOR
    Samardzija vs DET

    only hesitation is the Shark
    Thanks.

    • Danwise says:
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      @Danwise:
      Note: 1400IP cap, but not sure any of these guys would be considered “pick and choose” starters.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Danwise: I think im sitting Shark/Pineda

      Toronto & Detroit scare the it out of me!
      Both capable of putting up 10 spots lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Danwise: I’d roll them out there

  78. Fever Dog says:
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    Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5, team below

    I give: Morales + Shelby Miller
    I get: Gio + Benoit

    I then have no bench bats and Hutchison gets cut when Bradley comes back.

    Yae? Nae?

    c-vogt
    1b-rizzo
    2b-betts
    3b-arenado
    ss-bogaerts
    of-j. upton, carlos gomez, wil myers
    util-cargo, hosmer
    bn-morales

    sp-kershaw, wood, miller, carlos martinez, hutshison, ubaldo, fiers, smyly
    rp-storen, britton, yimi
    dl-archie bradley
    n/a-syndergaard

    • PK says:
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      @Fever Dog: FYI, Benoit is hurt right now

  79. Phil of the Future says:
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    Sup, G.
    What a start to the week. Hughes, T. Wood, back to back first inning grand slams. At one point last night my ERA was 36.00 and Whip was 4.00. I did have Vogt hitting the GS against myself though. What a weird feeling. There should be a term for that. Is there one?

    Really liked what i saw from Shoe last night. Velo up a tick, slider command was solid. I rolled him out there and was watching with my fingers over my eyes like one would watch a horror movie. I’m really hopeful he’s about to right the ship and go on a run. We’ll see!

    Love ya,

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Yeah, like Shoemaker a lot if he gets back that velocity… Love ya more!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Fingers crossed. I could really really use him. After watching Keuchel last night, wondering why I traded him away……..(It was before you said to sell, for the record. Well, I knew you were going to say sell, being from the future and whatnot).
        He is continuing to strand runners at an unsustainable rate. And if I’m correct I think he is way way lucky with batted balls as well. And I’m not sure, but I think I saw a regression demon(read: fairy) hiding in his bedroom last night……Just waiting……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s going to start forking over runs at some point, hopefully soon

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Yeah. Like right now would be good.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Whenever I see one of my batters going against my pitcher I hope for a solo homer and nothing more.

  80. Rob says:
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    Almost spit my coffee out when I read the Jean Segura comment… :)

    AL Only league.. I own Cano, Kinsler, Devon Travis at 2B and need pitching.
    What type of pitching is reasonable for Travis (no one Is biting on Cano or Kinsler for some reason)? I’d like to get Pomeranz but think Travis might be worth more than that?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Rob: Not enough. Go for Odorizzi maybe

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Rob: Why would you trade Travis for Pomarantz?

      Travis is beasting 2nd base

      • Rob says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Those are two conflicting thoughts in my head – 1)Get Pomeranz 2)Trade 2B for pitcher… you guys helped me confirm that Travis is better than that…

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Rob: no problem. I’m trying to acquire Travis in every league. 2nd base is so weak of a position dude. If you can find a guy beating the cover off the ball you ride him out. Definitely wouldn’t give him up for a #3 to#5 SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Thanks! Agree with others

  81. The Nappy Dugout says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love the site and all of the advice hard work you guys put into the posts. Best fantasy baseball site ever.

    Can I add one request? Can you take a little bit of the cash that my buddies and I sent for access the Razzball tools and buy a compressor/limiter for the podcast? That audio is all over the place man :) Loud-quiet. Quiet-really loud. The content is too awesome to sound that jacked up!

    In all seriousness, thanks for the help!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @The Nappy Dugout:
      A)That would take all the charm out of it.
      B) greys cackle would pierce your ears if heard clearly
      C)no C
      D)depends on needs
      E)meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Nappy Dugout: Thanks, Nappy! You should comment on the podcast post with your suggestions, JB’s all ears (though not as good on the ears maybe)

  82. SallyCips says:
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    @Fastpitch: What the heck did you read here that led you to that?!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @SallyCips: Sometimes these comments just like to jump to wherever they want, huh?

  83. phil says:
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    Which should I not start Tuesday?
    LYONS,PINEDA,GREENE?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @phil: honestly I wouldn’t trust any of those starts today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: No idea of matchups

  84. ERad says:
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    Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people love Ken Phelps’ bat! They kept sayin, Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps!

  85. Bye Felicia says:
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    I pulled the trigger!

    I dropped R.Braun for Craig Counsell

    2007 fantasy baseball

  86. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    Ottavino… *pour out some of my 40 oz coffee, burn toes, cry* … the Rockies pitching staff can’t have anything nice

  87. Exactly says:
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    Which side: A-Gonz, Harrison, Morrow or Frazier, Solarte, Fiers?

  88. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Say hi to your motha for me.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sky: You wanna do some lines?

      Speaking of lines, how’s Evercab doing with running them between 1st and 2nd base, with all the extra PT he’s been getting? That segue was a stretch, but, hi Sky!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Cram It: HA, hi Cram! Apparently Baltimore really likes wasting money on things they don’t need.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sky: Maybe. It’s not their fault he has a .235 OBP!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Still early!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Sky:
      Sorry I tried to spit roast your mom.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Haha, haven’t seen that episode but ARCHER FTW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Hey, where’s the funky bunch?!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        You’re hangin’ with it right now

  89. rick says:
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    Which offense do y0u prefer ROS:

    Gattis, Kendry M, Dee Gordon, Moose M, Seager, Semien Joey Bats, Reddick, Adam Jones, JD Martinez, Marisnick

    Montero, Rizzo, Betts, Donaldson, Desmond Marte, Dickerson, JUpton, Marisnick, P Alvarez

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @rick: #2 by a wide amt

    • Cram It says:
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      @rick: Definitely #2

  90. The Jerk Store says:
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    Is there any hope for Khris Davis? He looks so lonely in the FA pool. Worth a stash for a bounce back?

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Jerk Store: “Worth” is relative, friend-o. Depends who you’re dropping, but probably.

      • The Jerk Store says:
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        @Cram It: what up Crammy… I think i’d be dropping Gose. Thoughts?

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Jerk Store: Ehh, they’re two different players. Is Gose playing for you? If he’s just a bench bat and you’re desperate for power, I could see it.

  91. Dawgs7 says:
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    H2H 10 team league….thoughts on Marte for Kluber? My other OFers are Puig, Dickerson, Harper, and Pederson.

  92. Blue says:
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    Utley is single-handledly going to prove that the replacement-level assumption of Sabermetrics is misplaced.

  93. FrankGrimes says:
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    Drop Hahn for colome.

  94. NickfromtheRoc says:
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    So I’ve been streaming a couple spots in my rotation through the year, and holding onto some guys to see if they turn it around (Fiers and Shoemaker were on their last starts before being streamers as well).

    Here’s my staff: Hughes, Arrieta, Fiers, Shoemaker, C-Mart, Rubby, Eovaldi, Chase Anderson, Morrow.

    Best names on the waiver wire are Happ, Hector Santiago, Walker and Sabathia – things are pretty thin. Should I just stream the majority of my staff? Anyone to hold?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream Rubby, Morrow, Shoe, Anderson’s spots

  95. dom says:
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    lolol no word on whether the batters will be live

    Carlos Frias or Travis Wood @ Milwaukee this week? W, L, QS, IP, K, ERA WHIP count

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Start Napoli (Smyly) or A LaRoche (Greene) tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LaRoche

  96. DMoney says:
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    ROS – Quintana, Buchholz or Garza? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  97. Jj says:
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    Hey grey

    I just traded S.MILLER for B.DOZIER?
    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jj: Nice!

  98. Yonzer says:
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    Just lost Hanley. Dying. Pick up Santana, Flores, or Ownings? And drop Reed, Betances, Fiers, or Hammel? 10-tm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings…Betances in non-holds league

  99. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Doo doo doot, doo doo doot, oooo baby, AHHHH!

    Love that Guerrero won rookie of the month honors despite only playing in about 5 games.

    Mattingly looks at CT scan of head, assumes it must mean he’s a genius that there’s so much space up there, continues playing Guerrero every 9th day and pinch hitting him every 4th.

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @MattTruss: Miguel Olivo has some deep blackmail material on Mattingly, this is their arrangement

  100. Grey – in a 12 team h2h categories league, is Kris Davis rosterable? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  101. Chris says:
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    Hell Grey,

    With Doolittle coming back and after he proves he is OK, should I drop Boxberger who I added to hold the fort, or one of my other pitchers. I normally like to carry 3 RPs, but my pitching staff is not looking to good. H2H. No holds.

    Sp: Samardzija, Archer, Lynn, Bauer, Greene, DesClafani, Koehler, and Billingsley (just added).
    Rp: Chapman, Street, Boxberger
    DL: Doolittle
    NA: Syndergaard

    thanks for your comments.

  102. Andrew says:
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    Drop Belt for Canha or Morrison in a weekly H2H league? If so, which one?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrison

  103. Cheese says:
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    I have the opportunity at getting Fowler, Kluber and Smyly for Chris Davis, Marisnick, Avisail Garcia, Familia and DeSclafani

    Thoughts?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Cheese: i think you’d be giving up a lot of hitting. Impossible without seeing your entire roster/ league type/size

  104. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    “Double turds!” – Spalding Smails

    Anyone see Billy Burns bunt single? Guy is going to get on base a lot if he can drop those regularly.

    Toodles!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I’m rooting for Billy Boy since I own him virtually everywhere! I hope he sticks in the leadoff role.

  105. Wilson says:
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    I’m careless to drop Cody Allen yesterday.
    Is it worthy to use my #5 waiver (10 overall) to grab him back?
    Will he lose his job soon? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own him

  106. michael says:
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    Ugh on Rendon. Have him on the DL & currently trotting out Dannys/Jean/Owings for my 3 infield spots. Should I target a top 2B/SS or a top SP for a trade (have Carrasco/Salazar/Garrett/Ross/Teheran as my current top arms). I have an abundance of OFs.

  107. Bob says:
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    Hittertron doesn’t like Kole Calhoun’s matchup against Paxton but he’s been pretty productive and is now hitting out of the 4 spot. Trust the tool and bench him for Avisail Garcia or stick with him, what would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: I’d start Kole

  108. Mello Yello says:
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    Man am I glad all those Ottavino trade proposals got turned down…dude HanRam yesterday…that was an example of inexperience at a position. He made no attempt to cover up and ran arm first right into the wall. Giant bummer…will the real Rusney Castillo please stand up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mello Yello: Yeah, hoping Rusney gets called, but doubt it

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Brock Holt’s value just went soaring

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still hoping Hanley returns quickly

  109. Filet O'Fish says:
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    Martin Prado or Alexei Ramirez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  110. J-MoneyIV says:
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    Paxton @ LAA is a -14.6 on SON, are we still starting him today?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: I wouldn’t. He’s a stash for right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in all leagues

  111. ryanoger says:
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    Drop Alex Wood for Shoe or hold?

    10 team redraft league.

    thanks grey
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  112. Cram It says:
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    Quintana or Chase Anderson? Leaning Anderson if only because I have so many damn AL pitchers already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Anderson, it’s a toss up really

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I figured. Spanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Cram It: Yeah that’s pretty close. I’m drinking a little bit of the Chase Anderson kool aid myself

  113. KevinB says:
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    Hi Grey!

    5×5 Roto 12-team RCL

    I saw your write-up on Alex Wood. He is basically moving to Latos status for me now.Do you really think he will turn things around to be an effective SP2/SP3 type or will he be just another SP4/SP5 type?

    I need someone to convince me not to drop him. LOL

    SP – Cueto, Arrieta, Gray, Lynn, Liriano, Quintana, Volquez, Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he can turn things around

  114. Kap says:
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    What’s the word for looking at the season stats and seeing a guy going off the charts like Cruz with 14 homers through 25 games… and your guy batting in front of him showing a 286 OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frustration

  115. dk says:
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    Kole/Teheran/Owings or Arcia/Hamels/Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @dk: Kole side for sheezy

  116. BringBobbyCoxBack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love the blog. My team is as follows:

    D-Norris – Catcher
    Prince – 1B
    KWong – 2B
    Xander – SS
    Donaldson – 3B
    Trout – OF1
    Juption – OF2
    Jacoby – OF3
    Soler – Util
    Chris Davis – BN1
    Yasmani – BN2

    I’m trying to send Jacoby for Ian Desmond? Thoughts? I’d be winning the trade still correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, it’s fair, could go either way, your team looks like it needs Desmond more

  117. joe says:
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    laroche, valbuena, or cahna? most power upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  118. Corey says:
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    No room for both Yelich and Gardner. That Damn Yankee’s been giving me the numbers I hoped Yelich would give me this year, which makes me want to keep him. But Yelich is ranked significantly higher than Gardner everywhere, making me want to keep him.

    I’ll keep Yelich on my DL for as long as I can but when the time comes, who do you cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  119. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In an OBP league would you trade away Votto for Kershaw or Scherzer if you could?

    My 1B is Miggy and UTL would be taken over by COL CarGo/Souza. My best pitchers are Kluber and Arrieta, with JoFern hanging out on my DL spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, either, Kershaw first

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Will let you know how it goes!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. Wilson says:
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    Hitter streamer question

    Tomas , LoMo , Fowler
    Kindly rank them , thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler, LoMo

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks
        Fowler , LoMo , Saunders , Souza
        Kindly rank them , thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souza, Fowler

  121. Abe Froman says:
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    AJ Pollock & KRod for Andrew Miller?

    Ozuna is on my bench right now, and Avisail is on waivers

    • zeus says:
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      @Abe Froman: I would do it if you have speed to spare

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller side

      • Abe Froman says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks fellas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. zeus says:
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    Traded Mccutchen this morning for Fowler, Kenley and Kinsler. Desperately needed saves and MI in a 15 team league. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

      • zeus says:
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        @Grey: Fowler replaces Mccutchen, Kinsler replaces Jace Pederson.

  123. trigger cut says:
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    Starterpocalype question. My waiver wire’s been picked clean of SPs and I’m stuck with Shane Greene. Any reason to start him against the White Sox today? SON hates it, naturally. Any reason to be hopeful, or just leave him on the bench?

    • trigger cut says:
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      @trigger cut: Or drop for DeSclafani, Colome, Chase Anderson? Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s what my gut tells me, but I also like the philosophy of “why own a guy if you’re not gonna start him?” Plus, also, and in addition…what if he actually throws a QS? He’s done it before!

        (coughs, sips coffee, mutters to self) OK, you’re right, I’ll bench him.

        Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hate owning someone and not starting him too

  124. Hello fantasy baseballers!

    Some advice please … My starting rotation in a deep 6×6 roto league is Teheran, Hahn, King Feliz, Bauer, and Ian Kennedy. OK, King Felix is still king, and Teheran and Kennedy seem to be headed in the right direction. But I’m worried about Bauer and an fed up with Hahn.

    Would you suggest dropping one or both of the last two for any of: Colome, Haren, Duffy, Estrada, Morrow, Pomeranz, or Chris Young?

    Also, without getting into specific needs, is Hyun-jin Ryu a better DL stash than Zobrist? Is Ervin Santana a better NA stash than Willin Rosario?

    Thanks everyone.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Arnie: Morrow for Hahn. Pomeranze is next in line for me, but I’d hold Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow at home, Colome for Hahn… Stash Zobrist

      • @Grey: Thanks for both answers, Grey.

        We have an NA slot in addition to the DL slot. I have Rosario there now but Ervin Santana and Javier Baez are both available. Who do you think si most likely to contribute this year, from among those three?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez

          • @Grey: Thamks a lot!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  125. Forgot one more question … who do you like more for power between Moss and Alvarez??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  126. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Someone just dropped Avisail Garcia in my 10 team Roto league. Would it be crazy to drop V-Mar for him? My AVE sucks. I’m pretty worried that V-Mar won’t be able to get it together.

  127. Mb says:
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    Sit zunino vs Richards today? My avg and obp need some help

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mb: And leave your catcher spot empty? Zunino’s an avg/obp drain regardless so when would you play him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. artzlab says:
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    just swapped my avisail and lester for kluber. thoughts? i am deep at of, with elisbury, dickerson, will myers and joc, and pence and rios on the dl.

    pura vida!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  129. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Prayer shapes for Hanley’s quick return, but we knew the time would come and I am unprepared like Tony Soprano trying to load chocolate bullets. Who to like out of B. Crawford, Yunel, Marwin, Owings, Asdrubal, Galvis? 13 team roto 6 x 6 with OPS.Thanks! Enjoyed the read as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yunel

  130. Eng says:
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    Excellent weekend report. A question, and I rarely ask add/drops: Can I drop Phil Hughes in deep leagues or does he have a comeback (I wish it was a comebacker) in him? I loathe the fat bastard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely hold

  131. Jay says:
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    hughes or shoemaker

    I have Kenley in my DL but also have Miller Soria and Britton. I tried moving Kenley at a discount but no takers. Its h2h 10 teams.

    IF/when hughes hits the DL who wold be better to stash kenley or hughes.

    maybe it will work out how when Kenley comes off hughes goes on

    trying to debate holding onto hughes…

    Other options not that great:
    Pelfrey, Hammel, Haren, Shoemaker, Peralta, Tillman, Hahn, Eovaldi, Miguel Gonz, Aaron Sanchez Chase Anderson, or happ

    yeah so…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes, all kind of matchup/streamers as of right now

  132. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Which is a better DL Stash:
    Charlie Morton
    Brandon Beachy
    Kris Medlen

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beachy

  133. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12-team H2H – 6×6, QS

    Would you drop either Wily Peralta or Chase Anderson for Chris Heston?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  134. Gus Pike says:
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    Both Fiers and Shoemaker are available in my league (12 team 5×5 keeper)

    Current SP are: Salazar, Morrow, Samardzija, Arrieta, Ross, Carrasco

    RP are: Feliz, Cecil, Clippard, Giles, Rodon

    Either Fiers or Shoemaker worth a pickup and who do you drop?

    Could conceivably drop my one bench bat as well (either Michael Saunders or Billy Burns)

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers over Saunders

  135. fork says:
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    should i trade michael wacha for jake marisnick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  136. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I picked up Alex Guerrero in both my leagues, and I’m getting really sick of him not getting any playing time. Basically wasting a spot on my rosters for the last two weeks.

    How long should I wait before dropping?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dropping for who

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: Looking at Canha (gives me 1B and LF eligibility) and Solarte just to have a bat off the bench to help with matchups/off days.

        OBP league, btw.

  137. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Not sure if you have seen this:

    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times speculates that Alex Cobb has a partial elbow ligament tear.
    It’s important to note that the Rays have not made any sort of announcement on Cobb’s status, so Topkin categorized this as “informed speculation” after his recent setback and a new MRI. The belief is that the Rays will wait to see how he responds to rest and treatment, but if Topkin is correct, Tommy John surgery could very well be in his future. Stay tuned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprised

  138. Fastpitch says:
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    Lookin for steals. Drop Snider pick up PIllar, Gose or Rajai, Ros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose

      • Fastpitch says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I would have taken Pillar. That’s why I asked.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  139. Oppo Taco says:
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    1)I know both are sells but C-mart or Wacha ROS
    2)And trade Morrow and either Cmart or Wacha for Archer?
    3) thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martinez… I’d take Archer

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Oppo Taco: 1. Wacha 2. cmart and morrow for archer

  140. GhostTownSteve says:
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    When something doesn’t happen day in and day out, we come to depend on it not happening. Where is the greater joy than in knowing what didn’t happen yesterday will not happen again today?

    Then, when the thing that shouldn’t happen doesn’t not happen, it’s as if there is this void that has been suddenly filled and we cannot help but miss it’s not being there.

    With sadness I rise to applaud you, Dannys Can!Tana. You had the courage to not do what so many who lacked your missing qualities could never not do as you did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

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

    Ian Desmond is on waivers. Drop Bogaerts to try for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  142. Jack says:
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    L. Martin with now with a wrist injury + batting lower in lineup + not doing well so far = Drop him for Fowler ROS?

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack: BTW – in an OBP league

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jack: get Dexter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. k-dog says:
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    Zack Cozart or Boegarts ROS? 10 team h2h points league

    thanks grey!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @k-dog: Bo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

    • chucky says:
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      Don’t sell Cozart short ( no pun intended). You can thank me latter. I know X-man is a kid but I just don’t think he’s gonna develop into that 15-20 HR guy everyone expected. They buried Cozart but I think at age 29, the light went on.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully

  144. matt says:
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    should I stash Aaron Nola as my minor leaguer…have Matz allowed 2 in a 22 team league 5 by 5 ..so obviously most of other big names are gone…thx

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @matt: sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Nola

  145. Mark says:
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    Grey, thanks in advance.

    Which 2 would you go after first to buy low?

    Samardzija, T Ross, Gio, Kennedy, A Wood?

    Take care

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mark: Ross & Gio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, Wood

  146. KillerB says:
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    @Grey, dynasty league — would you add and hold Matt Moore on the bench? When do you think he returns and with what ROS line?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of your options, sure

  147. Steve says:
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    Grey,

    You starting/liking Tyler Lyons vs. Cubs tonight? SON likes…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not messing with him outside of NL-Only

  148. Kap says:
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    Fun act of the day: 11/14 of Cruz’s HR’s have been solo shots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  149. SPAPS2 says:
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    pitching staff has been rough to say the least so far (wood, shoemaker, taijuan). My offense is deep though, would you trade adam jones straight up for an ace like kershaw or scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  150. KillerB says:
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    When do you expect Moore to start playing again? What line do you expect out of him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I go over him in the rankings, nothing’s changed

  151. rick says:
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    Pick up Fiers for: Carlos Martinez, Hammel, Wacha?

    • KillerB says:
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      @rick: Hammel or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  152. Lonestar3 says:
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    Xander or Cozart ROS?

    • Lonestar3 says:
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      @Lonestar3:
      Oh wow. Just answered like 4 posts above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  153. KillerB says:
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    Also @Grey — do you like Colome better than Hahn or Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

  154. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like better ROS – Joc or Soler? I feel like the regression fairies might be appearing soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I flipped Joc and Rosenthal for Marte and McHugh – I already had closer depth – SAGNOF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  155. G says:
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    Hey Grey. What’s yournthought on Shane Green vs white six today? Keep him on the bench? Thought on him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start him

  156. Rob says:
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    Great stuff, as always. Pitching has been a disappointment so far. Thoughts on this trade?
    McHugh, Semien, Fernandez
    for
    Marte, Archie Bradley

    I probably would have dropped Bradley when he comes back, anyway. This would leave me with Adam Jones, Soler, Myers, and Pollock for OF options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

  157. Swfcdan says:
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    Wacha for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  158. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. Do you like Micah or Burns for sagnof for the next while?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  159. chucky says:
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    We have the Mendoza line and now the Utley line (.100)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  160. Swfcdan says:
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    Colome, Chase Anderson, Heston (from the “no-ones heard of these guys” group) , or Happ, M Gonzalez or Timmy Jims (from the “established turd” group)? Hurting at pitching (Cobb!!), pick 1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  161. Every nightmare Hahn start you’re missing a golden opportunity for a Star Trek II reference, yet so far the low-hanging fruit goes unplucked.

    This season has been a nightmare for me on Mondays. Last week I owned all 3 of the closers that imploded, torching my ERA & WHIP for the week (I lost WHIP by .03) – this week I settled in to watch the ESPN game where I had both pitchers for what I thought would be a nice relaxing 3-2 or 2-1 duel – instead I spent an hour watching the fantasy baseball equivalent of the first 10 mins of Saving Private Ryan – oh the humanity! Then to add insult ro injury, Stroop cost me the W and the likely Rondon save – he was the unexplored ordinance on the beach that waited until then to explode. :facepalm:

    All last week I watched my pitchers allow 1 ER and get no run support – no I get 8 runs of support and can’t get a W. Shoot me now, end the pain.

    Finally, every player I drop homers the next day. It’s uncanny. I dropped the ice cold Prado – he went on a tear. So I picked him up & dumped the average-killing Addison Russell and the two days later he goes yard?!? Gimme a friggin break already!

    Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to sacrifice a couple of chickens to Jobu, and offer him run and cigars. Something’s gotta change and drastic times call for drastic measures.

    Ah well – it could be worse. I could have drafted Haaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhnnnnn!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never seen Star Trek anything… Sacrifice a chicken for me too!

  162. Valbuena leaving the station? says:
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    Cut Smyly for Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  163. Valbuena leaving the station? says:
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    Valbuena or Holt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  164. royce! says:
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    Which scary SP would you rather own- Volquez or Ubaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo

  165. scott steelers says:
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    Was offered ian desmond for devon travis. Currently have odubel at SS and corey seager on bench. Keeper league. Whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Desmond

  166. Jack says:
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    Swihart or Grandal ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blake

  167. PistolofPete says:
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    Would you trade Desmond straight up for McCutchen? 10 team, h2h points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  168. J-MoneyIV says:
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    12 Team 6×6 (OPSxQS)
    Trade Pederson for Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Scott says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: aybar or odubel?

  169. Scott says:
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    Jon jay or pagan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  170. C says:
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    Was just offered A. McCutchen for my G. Cole.

    My other SP are:

    S. Gray
    J. deGrom
    C. Archer
    C. Anderson
    C. Rodon

    My OF are:

    S. Marte (LF)
    C. Yelich (CF)
    K. Calhoun (RF)

    I have K. Morales and A. Lind in my 2 Util slots and on the bench are D. Fowler and L. Martin.

    He also has Tulo, which would be a big upgrade for me (A. Russell). Thoughts on his offer and any counteroffer?

    • C says:
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      @C:

      12 team 6×6 Roto with OBP, NSB, QS. My pitching is dominating right now, and bats suck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d gamble on McCutchen there

  171. Q says:
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    So…. Elvis Andrus. What do we think? Not exactly great choices on the wire, but dude has only scored 9 runs. And only 3 steals.

    He’s my MI, so could pick up Iglesias, Guerrero, Aybar, Santana, Cabrera, Scooter, Yunel.

    It’s a H2H league, with OPS instead of BA. I guess I want steals and OBP most, but anything helps since it’s h2h

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  172. tentyme says:
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    So im in a 12 team AL/NL h2h weekly points league I have 5 guys that play OF A Jones, H. Pence, Aoki, Marisnick and Yelich which player would you drop if any to grab Miguel Gonzalas or Paxton, collementor or Archie Bradley. Thank you for the thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Aoki for Pax

  173. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey,
    My Dozier and Wacha for his Cano. Fair?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side

  174. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Targeting Rendon in a 16 team dynasty league, where I’m thin at 2B (currently rolling with a Panik/Gyorko blahtoon)… Trade my Joey Bautista, Souza, and Tyson Ross for his Fowler, Rendon, and Anibal Sanchez? Thinking that having Rendon forever makes this worth it. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  175. Baren says:
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    Which side do you like?

    Springer & Hamels or Archer & Shoemaker?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

      • Baren says:
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        @Grey: sorry, he changed up on me.

        Springer & Hamels or Archer & Liriano?

        Still Springer side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer

  176. Lou Glutz Motors says:
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    I have Gordon and I have an offer for Harper straight up. We also use 3 year contracts and Gordon is at a VERY attractive price, where Harper is valued properly. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Lou Glutz Motors says:
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        @Grey: Wow, I would have thought you would have said yes, go get Harper. Trade Gordon at his highest point.

        • TarmanGotHim says:
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          @Lou Glutz Motors: I don’t know what Gordon has to do to prove he is the real deal. Lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Misread it, I’d want Harper, it’s not close

  177. mooberry says:
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    A Russell or Owings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell

  178. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    So from the preseason rankings to today’s roundup I can’t tell how you feel about Hahn now…we holding him?

    Also Paxton or Hahn?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, I’m not holding Hahn… Hey, I’m like an anti-Beatle

  179. TarmanGotHim says:
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    1) In this particular 12 Team H2H 5X5, non redraft league, we have an NA spot. I’ve been holding Buxton…

    Should I hold him or drop him for Correia or Seagar?

    2) Time to pick up Synegaard?

    3) Would you trade Desmond if you have Segura?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa… 2) sure 3) for what?

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: I have no specific offers, but I’m
        Looking to offer for a 2 OF. Or a package getting me an Upton caliber player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take a #1 OF for Desmond, sure

  180. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I have Travis Wood. Would you drop him for any of these pitchers?
    Chris Young
    Chase Anderson
    Chris Heston
    Carlos Frias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  181. Pat says:
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    Paxton or T Walker ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  182. el diablo says:
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    Grey,

    I’m still not getting the love for Garcia.. He hits over 300 and thats all, doesn’t drive in runs, shows no Power or Stolen Bases. Compare him to say A Ethier so far, Ethier has few lesser bats and beats him in every single stat but SBs and AVG. Hopefully he gets something going to make me a believer..

    They both play in good lineups. 10 team leagues

    • los locos says:
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      @el diablo: I think he starting to warm up a little.. He’s got a hitting steak going on now.. I hope the power and bags come soon, he remains on waivers in 3 of my leagues.

      I like Ethier as well, especially with Crawford and Puig hurt he wil play. He has a history of being a good hitter, in a stacked lineup. Right now the Sox are not playing well as a team.

      Grey, help us believe in Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @el diablo: Like I stated earlier, I agree with you…. Most of us (I’m assuming) if like me anyways, drafted him as their 4th or 5th OF and as a bench bat….Ive already dropped him in my leagues for producers…It all depends on the size of the league and what is available on the wire whether to drop him or hold out. In 10 teamers there should be someone better on waivers than him right now.

  183. dem ribbies says:
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    Sup Grey,

    Short term, I hope, until Reyes returns…

    Do you drop Cozart for Hech or just give it another day or two and see. Love that he’s batting 2 in that loaded Reds lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  184. los locos says:
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    Grey, what to do with A Guerro, should I hold him or drop him for Plouffe?

    I currently own Arenado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  185. garfield says:
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    is Yunel going to get full playing time going forward until Rendon returns? would you rather have him or valbuena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  186. Bernie Brewer says:
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    In a 15 team 5×5 league, I’m currently in 3rd. Decent R, HR, RBI numbers, but SB and AVG are bad. Pretty solid P stats across the board. I’ve been offered Ellsbury and Kluber for my Bautista and Keuchel. Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  187. royce! says:
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    Whaddya think about starting Porcello today? Crazy like a fox or crazy like Tom Cruise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruise

  188. Jeter North says:
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    Would you trade Dozier for Betts (to play Of) if you had Travis?

    Is Billy Burns up for good, assuming he hits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Yup

  189. James says:
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    Traded keuchel for carrasco, do you think that’s a good deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  190. KarlJ says:
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    Drop Flores to pick up Correa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a bench bat? Sure

  191. Jeter North says:
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    Should Guerrero be dropped? I’ve been holding him hoping he plays but hasn’t happened.

    Grab Burns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  192. Dingbat says:
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    Who do you like better as a stash-and-wait lottery ticket? Patrick Corbin or Noah Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    So Segura is back, which is good. But he’s hitting 7th. Not so good.

    What’s with that? Less likely to get hit in the head down there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Is Scooter back at the top?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Scooter at 6. Gomez and Parra 1 and 2.

        • Carnac says:
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          Maybe Counsell’s the one who needs his head examined! Thank you.

  194. Mike says:
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    Drop Danny Santana or Chris Carter to make room for Greg Holland coming off the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need…Santana

  195. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I grabbed Freese for tonight where i could with Paxton going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t want Paxton in my lineup, don’t trust him at all

  196. JP says:
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    Trade Frazier/Hamels/Duda for Panda/Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  197. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I’m looking at Pineda and all i keep seeing is blow up game. @tor. Are you starting him anywhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, I don’t have him

  198. Maximumxpower says:
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    Paxton or Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  199. Irish in 1 hand says:
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    Thanks for being #1 Grey. I laugh at,…er with you, daily.

    1. I traded Kuechel/Souza for Gio/Rodon, good move or just lateral? (I have great OFers, thanks btw)
    2. With moves limit I’m capped on the stream front. Stick with Fiers or Shoemaker ROS…. 1 unique league cat is K/BB ratio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Don’t love it 2. Fiers

  200. Fungazi says:
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    Alex Cobb.. 2017 sleeper!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  201. Boomer19 says:
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    Trade Hosmer, Ubaldo, and Koji for Freeman and Ozuna? 14 team toto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  202. SteveNZ says:
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    And Wong batting 8th again. Sheesh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geez, he’s moving backwards

  203. joeg414 says:
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    Who would you start tonight : Marlon Byrd vs Locke or Mark Canha vs May ?

    • joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414:
      I think I’m starting both and bench Tomas, because of the rain in Colorado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha

  204. Bryan says:
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    Grey, when do u think Correa is coming up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      September

  205. Dommattingly says:
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    Just lost Morrow…should I add Quintana, Greene, Porcello, Shoemaker, M Gonzalez, Collmenter, Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey:

        Me, too. Only my options are:
        Haren, Chavez, Whitely, Lincecum, Fiers, Shoemaker, Niese, Karns, ….

        I’m thinking of taking a flier on Shoemaker….biggest upside….or Karns, who’s bb’s are way down last two games…sigh. All other good options went by the wayside while I was gambling on Morrow’s health….never again! Ah, Despaigne would be an option, too…I guess.

        Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Despaigne’s not terrible at home

          • Greg says:
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            @Grey:

            I take it you don’t like the other ones…..ROS.

            Why does Niese get so little love? LOL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, take a flier on Shoemaker

              • Greg says:
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                @Grey:

                I just did…thanks much….

  206. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! With losing Morrow, who should I pick up: Burnett, Kennedy or Leake? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  207. Greg says:
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    Left question under another person’s reply, but….here goes:

    Me too Morrow is down. Only my options are:
    Haren, Chavez, Whitely, Lincecum, Fiers, Shoemaker, Niese, Karns, ….

    I’m thinking of taking a flier on Shoemaker….biggest upside….or Karns, who’s bb’s are way down last two games…sigh. All other good options went by the wayside while I was gambling on Morrow’s health….never again! Ah, Despaigne would be an option, too…I guess.

    Thanks as always.

    • Greg says:
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      @Greg:

      Oh. And Frias? S

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Despaigne’s not bad at home

  208. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    morrow replacement time
    1. 14 team roto with K’s, BB’s and whip, but no ERA. kelly/whitley/buchholez (if not for the whip it’s him easy)/rubby (not to start @ COL of course)/karns (awful walk rate, good whip somehow)/eovaldi/greene/phelps/marco gonzales (stash now?). 76 moves left for year.
    2. missed getting fiers here by one day. figured i had better guys and could get him back streaming later. 12 teamer with 8 moves per week with BB’s and losses. ERA in this one. hammel/nelson/happ/c.anderson/whitley/kelly/shoemaker. I’m streaming locke tonight in this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eovaldi 2. Hammel

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: ‘

        Bummer. Locke already getting hammered.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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          @Greg: already had buchholez yesterday, so not getting that much worse. It’s a H2H too, that 12 teamer.

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Grey: wow, just noticed hammel’s 2 TOTAL BB’s so far. yeah. i’m guessing you think eovaldi is more likely than kelly for their whips to regress then (kelly’s too good, eovaldi’s quite awful). SON clearly likes Eovaldi more, it must not buy Kelly’s crazy K rate, nor 1.14 whip. Eovaldi’s 1.55 is gross. Of course Kelly allows a ton of homers, but that isn’t as bad in ERA-less leagues.

  209. Fungazi says:
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    Dang, Arenado was just locked in.. Goldy in Coors.. and what, the whole series is going to be postponed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, really?

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Who knows, looks like a double header for tomorrow tentatively but rain in forecast all week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hate doubleheaders… Managers always sit guys for one game for no reason

          • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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            @Grey: so all of us will have lost at least 3/4th of the at bats for all our useful COL players. stubbs owners’ averages can of course go down more tomorrow. goldy/pollock too.

            • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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              @Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: goldy/pollock owners will lose at bats, not average go down. stubbs even getting at bats this year will make your average go down.

  210. Scott says:
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    Aybar or Odubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  211. Josh says:
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    Todd Frazier’s last 5 hits: HR, HR, HR, HR, HR

    I’m a reds fan and didn’t draft this guy, think i committed a cardinal sin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    Didn’t start Locke *fistpump*

    Yeah, it’s come to that in some of my leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well played

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: In the Hippo/Big Al 8-team keeper, I’m 16 points adrift in dead last! Drafted a dull-if-still-pretty-decent team there too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, what happened?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Pujols, V-Mart, Lester, Shoe. Hughes. Fiers, amongst others. Wright injured.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouchies

  213. tone DEAF! says:
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    Bartolo Colon’s helmet came off again while swinging bat. So funny. He’s gotta feel like a friggin idiot when that happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The best is he tries to catch it behind his back

  214. Josh says:
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    Strasburg seems to be grimacing after every pitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        haha

  215. hondo says:
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    Strasburg looks hurt,but they’re leaving him in on a wet field against Giancarlo.
    Scratches head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s killing me

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Colorado weather is my poison.Goldy,Arenado and Morneau who somehow was on waivers when Pujols looked hurt.I need this DH to happen tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  216. Atlas says:
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    Samardzija gives up a run before getting an out vs Detroit. lol

    Over/Under on runs he gives up tonight 5 I’ll take the over. Hell he may be over that since I looked down to make this post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not

  217. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m not currently starting him anywhere I own him, but looks like Choo *might* be getting his shizz together…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, might be

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: I owned him in a couple of teams until recently. Yay fantasy baseball.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: Man, he has been so bad. Even when these OBP guys aren’t hitting they at least give you something in OBP leagues (see: Santana), but Choo? Nada.

        Hopefully it’s the start of something as I got him pretty cheap in the leagues where I have him.

        • hondo says:
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          @SteveNZ: Choo needs to start sticking his body parts back in front of the ball in my OPS league.Well,he needed to and didn’t so I dropped him for Reddick a couple weeks ago.
          I think it was Grey that alluded that he’s gone soft without the South Korean army stint on his tuckus.

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: Yeah, I had him in an OBP league and an OPS league. Fortunately, the former was a h2h league and he didn’t eff it up too bad. In the latter, I’ve got an OPS around .720. So it’s like I have a team of Martin Prados.

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    Hosmah!

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: SALAZAH!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: And for a brief moment, I feel OK about dropping him when he got sent down before the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Atlas says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Hosmer doing work this year.

      Who is gonna hit more HR’s this year:

      Hosmer or Fielder ?

  219. FrankGrimes says:
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    oof
    kzar
    I can’t catch a break

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  220. hondo says:
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    OK-Matt Wiliams used Doug Fister as a PH and he got a hit!

    My world is just so askew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  221. Basement Artie says:
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    Who would have predicted in the preseason that Rendon would be seeking his 67th opinion and not playing by the All-Star break? Oh yeah, you did. Good call. His new Delta Chi name is Bag O Glass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  222. Pager24 says:
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    would you stream Tim Hudson vs. thursday vs Miami. Son is pretty bleh (8.3)- have 5 moves left for the week.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Pager24: 8.3 pretty good assuming you and your opp’s own like 7 SP. if not, maybe not.

  223. goodfold2 says:
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    is SD seriously twice in a row benching alonso’s mid 800 OPS? jesus.
    in 12 team H2H with benches big enough that it plays like nearly a 16 teamer, (if we assume 23 person rosters are standard), total bases and OBP (over average), and hits added.
    C pierzynski
    1B E5
    2B Dozier
    SS Alexi Ram
    3B Panda
    OF (x3) – marte/bautista/souza
    Util soler/lawrie
    BN heyward/v-mart/dannys antana/polanco

    Drop anybody (i’m looking at V-mart here) for mostsuckass. While i didn’t buy V-Mart’s homers last year, i did buy him fairly cheap this year (and only league i did that in) due to OPS rater loving him (he should be getting doubles/walks). I don’t buy mostsuckass either, but he was just dropped. I’m only holding Dannys AND Alexei seeing if either of them do anything decent. Dannys was bought for his steals and runs of course (1 steal on year now, but bottom of lineup). Eventually 1 SS would get dropped anyway for another SP or spec closer (i have axford/cecil, and am ready to grab who replaces one of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys has two, you need him more than Moustakas, I’d hold

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: thank god for that, i really didn’t want picking up mostsuckass to be the best idea. i’m guessing this league is too deep to drop v-mart, in case he somehow gets healthy and does in fact start hitting doubles or (gasp, homers) again. He’ll get the counting stats on that offense if he can.

  224. I am the Walrus says:
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    AGarcia and JZimmerman for Bautista?

    • I am the Walrus says:
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      Garcia’s on my bench, not even a starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  225. hondo says:
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    It looks like Latos has worked the offseason partying out of his system.His curve has some bite.Cyclops time.

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: Oops,as the Nat announcer said,that was a 57 foot curveball.Oh well.it was nice to dream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: You know how it is when you draft a guy then drop him,but you still get tempted to pick him back up.There’s probably a glossary term.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Waiveredlust

  226. FrankGrimes says:
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    Greene sucks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        times like this I should
        A) pay for pitching or
        B) join 8 team league instead then I could drop
        wood Greene Salazar Hahn iwakuma all these fucks!

        • Grey

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          It’s early, but Salazar is the only real winner there

  227. Gareth says:
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    Argh. I sat Valbuena who was facing a lefty and he goes yard. Not sure if there is a Razzball term for this……….

    Just kidding.

    SONOVABENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    Wouldn’t mind a Familia meltdown here #sorrynotsorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not cool, NZ!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And I own Davis on the team where I’m up against Familia, so going well so far.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Use your evil for good!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Thought I was!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Not much harm done – not as much as I wanted, anyway.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thanks!

  229. nojangles says:
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    would you drop alexi ramirez for elvis andrus, alexi has ben real hard to own.. real hard.

    alcides escobar, danny santana also out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  230. nojangles says:
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    alex gordon/ pence/rusney/degrom FOR bautisa/joakim soria/ ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  231. Gareth says:
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    Who out of this hodgepodge of accumulated infielders is the drop:

    Simmons
    Valbuena
    Russell
    Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  232. Pager24 says:
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    am i missing something? someone just dropped David Ortiz. Would have to think he is worth my #1 waiver spot for ROS production right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him

  233. Gareth says:
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    On my way to work today I saw a squirrel with food on his mouth running to a tree while a few birds swooped down to try and rob him of his prize. The birds ultimately failed in their robbing attempts and the squirrel and his score made it safely to the tree.

    That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  234. tentyme says:
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    in a 12 team h2h points weekly al/nl league and Shane Greene just got his ass kicked by a crap ass white sox team would you drop him for miguel gonzalas, archie bradley, collementor or Hold ? If he can’t pitch well against the worst offense then when can I start him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

  235. Mordacious Levator says:
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    who would’ve thought a couple of weeks ago that in the battle of who reached more: Grey’s Latos, or JB’s Soylent Greene, that Grey’d be winning? I’m seriously thinking of dropping this sac in two dynasties.
    1. 20 teamer with K/9 and QS. if folty keeps job i could keep him over greene, or drop greene for stream spot, but the guys free are locke/may/marquis/phelps etc. can’t really bench greene since we have 35 min innings per week, and can only have 13 total pitchers (7 in RP slots, up to 1 BN pitcher)
    2. 12 teamer where i traded heaney for him, but with deep enough teams (30 player) that’s it’s just short of a 16 teamer. HR’s allowed, OBPA, QS categories added. options are holding and benching (no innings min problem here), or streaming from weaver/karns/hudson/colby/b.anderson/phelps/idriselba despaigne/may/whitley.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: in case it wasn’t obvious who the “sac” refered to, it’s greene.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Folty 2. Stream

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: frias @ MIL or colby jack’d cheese @ HOU tomorrow?

  236. SteveO says:
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    Waiver SP help…. C.Young, Hutch, Despaigne or Heston,

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @SteveO: heston here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  237. Pager24 says:
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    what do you think about Marisnick and Jimmy Nelson for Samardzjia?

    or what about Nelson & Marisnick for Alex Wood?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either, Samardzija first

  238. Dommattingly says:
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    Need SP help! Have way too many Sox hitters! Would you drop Melky, or Alexei ….I also own Abreu and Avi. I’m thinking Alexie since I have Odubel (who was slaying it until you successfully jinxed him with your Waiveredlust) and Ian Desmond at SS. I’m thinking of picking up Eovaldi or Rodon. Worth it?! 10 team H2H. THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up both