Yesterday, Michael Brantley went 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs with his 7th homer.  One big day for a 2nd rounder is more than Ian Desmond owners can say.  Yes, everything’s better when compared to Desmond.  “Maw, this spinach is still half-frozen and spinach juice is dripping into my Salisbury steak.”  “In some countries, all children have is a 2nd round draft pick of Ian Desmond.”  “You’re right, maw, you’re right.  I’m an ingrate!”  That’s a 34-year-old you after coming up from your mom’s basement for dinner.  One of my biggest regrets of this season was not labeling Brantley a Noid and telling you to avoid.  I didn’t rank him in the preseason crazy high so you would draft him, but I didn’t outright say, “Look elsewhere, prematurely balding man.”  Meh, I guess my regrets could be worse.  I mean, look at Lindsay Lohan’s last ten years.  If you own Brantley, I think at this point you have to hold tight and either go down with the ship or hope some of his cream rises — mixed metaphor points!  If you don’t own Brantley like me, well, whew.  I’m empathetic though.  Kinda.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cody Allen – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 20th save, ERA up to 3.60.  Allen’s been pretty yawnstipating the entire year, and I don’t think he’s being replaced, but I was just thinking — uh-oh, Grey’s thinking! — there hasn’t been a ton of closer turnover this year, right?  I mean, compared to most years it feels like a Laura Ashley-decorated horse home, you know, pretty stable.

Cody Anderson – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, ERA up to 1.91.  The Regression Fairies can’t believe their grandfather has a rainbow photo on Facebook, they own booty-hugger shorts and they will not let anyone’s ratios avoid regression.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.350 in the last ten games.  The Indians have been remarkably patient with Lindor in the two hole.  I’m now picturing a Lindor chocolate truffle being pooped out.  What does this mean, Freud?  Perhaps it’s best you don’t tell me.  I own Lindor in one league, but there’s a chance I own every middle infielder at some point, so it doesn’t mean a ton.  I would grab him, since it looks like his schmotatoness is getting hot.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-3, 1 RBI.  If this schmohawk gets hot, you will never hear the end of how I told you to buy him.  Don’t make me come back here!

Adam Lind – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .293.  Ryan Braun went 0-for-1 in a pinch-hit appearance.  Cust kayin’.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 7th steal, hitting .316.  You can wait until he cools off to pick him up, but that kinda defeats the purpose.  Or porpoise, for our dolphin readers.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-4.  Too many middle infielders and not enough time to constantly switch them out on my fantasy teams.

Brett Anderson – He may not need a DL stint for his Achilles injury and says he’s feeling much better.  Thanks for asking!

Mike Bolsinger – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  His father, Otto Titslinger, must be so proud.  I can’t figure out Bolsinger’s success thus far.  He throws a bunch of junk (mid-80s fastball, curve that’s not much slower), but his peripherals don’t look awful (8 K/9, 3 BB/9, 3.29 xFIP).  I’m guessing at some point hitters will figure him out, but it’s been a nice ride in media res, for our Latin American readers.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.49.  Since the break, he’s had one lousy start and one good one.  Teheran = unstable region/player.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA up to 3.66.  Hendricks seems to have more of these unlucky starts than most.  Perhaps Davidwiers can shed some light on that with his last post about Hendricks.  *guitar riff into The Star Spangled Banner*

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  Is there anything he can’t do?!  Make a Donald Trump wig out of spun sugar?  Perhaps that is true, Random Italicized Voice.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-5 and his 15th steal and now has three steals in the last four games and is hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.78.  He’s now given up 2 earned runs in his last 24 IP (across three games).  His major bugaboo has always been his K-rate (6.1 K/9 this year, 6.2 in his career), which tends to have me thinking of Leake in terms of the Stream-o-Nator.  Well, I also think of Mike Leake as a name Bart Simpson would give to Moe.

Joey Votto – 5-for-6, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 17th homer.  You know how Jaime or Jorge or any Spanish J has an H sound?  What’s Joey in Spanish?  Hoey?  What a strumpet!

Todd Frazier – 3-for-8, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  So this was the year to draft three 3rd basemen in the first three rounds.  Good info for Time Traveler Grey.

Tony Cingrani – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  But he looked so good in his minor league rehab starts?!  Hey, Cingrani, maybe you shank me in the shower while you’re at it.  Here, I’ll draw a bullseye on my heart.  Blech, remind me never to trust this POS again.  I dropped him from my teams prior to him even being removed from the game.

Billy Hamilton – 4-for-9, 4 RBIs and I think zero steals but I’m looking at my Yahoo team page where Hamilton is and I can’t see an effin’ thing!  Are those zeroes written in white on a white background?!  Why would you do this?!  That’s it, I’m starting a class action lawsuit like out of The Jerk.  Everyone who has gone cross-eyed from their Yahoo team page, please comment below and I will add you to the class lawsuit.  We’re taking back the power!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  I have Hosmer on the same team as Longoria (and somehow in 5th out of 15 teams), and I feel similar to Hosmer as I do to Longoria.  They’re almost like catchers in that if they actually homer, I’m pleasantly surprised because I expect nothing in the way of power from them.

Edinson Volquez – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  I mentioned this with Chen the other day, but it’s crazy that Edinson is on waivers with a 3.15 ERA, but equally insane that I didn’t even pick him up for a home game vs. the Pirates.  You daffy, Grey, but I love you.

Will Middlebrooks – Optioned to Triple-A.  The Padres said it was a lot easier optioning him down than optioning down their whole team.

Justin Upton – Sat out again with his oblique issue.  Parents, Melvin Sr. and Justine Upton, passed on some incredible talents, but the work ethic sure feels lacking.  Maybe Melvin Jr. and Justin can get a paper route this offseason.  It’s never too late to build some backbone!  Though neighbors may only get papers at a 1-for-5 clip from Melvin.

Brandon Morrow – Ready for rehab games.  Five imaginary dollars says he gets hurt during his rehab assignment.  C’mon, I’ll give you 3 to 1 odds!  The horn bet is Morrow somehow gets gored by a bull during warmup tosses.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I just can’t.  The wounds are too deep.

James Shields – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.77 vs. Matt Cain 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.09.  2011 SportsCenter called and wants its highlight reel back.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  He has an outside chance at 20 homers.  20 homers from a shortstop gets you ranked where next year?  I’m having a hard time thinking less than top 5.  Five ladies and gentlemen, your shortstop position!

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Belt on a fantasy team is a lot like Rick Springfield in True Detective.  It seems like a good idea, but in hindsight you’re like, “Yeah, I shouldn’t have punted hiring a real actor.”

Joe Kelly – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was recalled for the start vs. the Astros.  BoSox fans’ favorite color is Kelly green, but no one is green with envy about having Kelly on their team.  Do you see what I did there?  That was your classic 3-point (K-turn) pun!

Clay Buchholz – Had a PRP injection and was shut down.  I’m wishing him the best, but the People’s Redemption Party of Nigeria are a militant organization.  Wait, that’s injection, not insurgence.  Okay, moving on!

Preston Tucker – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homers.  I don’t even own him, but I want him to succeed like a pet turtle I don in a graduation gown and mortar board.  I just have such good vibes!

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  I believe he could end the season with a 2.25 ERA and he would still be underrated next year.

Robbie Ray – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.72.  Well, I guess his ERA wasn’t gonna stay crazy low all year.  Ray la vie!

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  Pop quiz, hotshot:  Fernandez or Harvey?  How about for next year?  Yeah, I think so too.  How did I know what you were thinking?  I’m standing inside your head.  Pretty roomy in here!

David Peralta – Left yesterday’s game after being beaned on the melon.  I’m sure he’ll go for concussion tests.  Word of advice, don’t go to Morneau’s doctor.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Forsythe has a funny season going (not funny).  It seems like he’s not doing anything ever, then I look at his stats and he’s hitting .400 in the last week and he’s quietly having a productive, if slightly yawnstipating season.

Ben Revere – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Wearing a complimentary robe, Revere lies on his hotel bed, twirling the phone cord.  “Marlon, tell me again how you got traded away from the Phillies.  And don’t leave out anything.”

Domonic Brown – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  If I were Ruin Tomorrow Jr., I’d just post yard sale signs all round Citizens Bank and just give every player away for a nickel on the dollar.  You know there will be at least three Guatemalans there in a pickup truck five minutes before the yard sale opens.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.97.  Overall, his walks haven’t been bad so we’ll look at this like a small blip, which isn’t Pablo Sandoval, that’s a small blimp.  Or a large bleb.

Yunel Escobar – Left yesterday’s game with a wrist injury, but x-rays returned negative.  Sounds like those x-rays need a pep talk!

Ian Desmond – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 6th steal.  Don’t look now, but Desmond is starting to heat up — five for his last nine with a homer.  Oh, c’mon, man, A) Simon didn’t say don’t look now.  B) It’s a figure of speech.  C) There’s no C.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  He didn’t do a ton to warrant mention.  That doesn’t mean there’s little reason to mention Warrant.  *dons denim jacket with fur collar*  My cherry pie!

Jason Vargas – Diagnosed with a torn UCL.  No relation to ex-Royal shortstop, UL Washington, or his toothpick.  Though his toothpick and Yordano are related on his mother’s side.  Speaking of the devil (literally), Ventura is headed back to the majors.  In 12 team leagues that only use Royals pitchers, I could see grabbing him.  Elsewhere, aw heck no.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was recalled from the minors.  Showalter has now started Gausman, put him in the bullpen and sent him to the minors twice.  There’s only one more way to screw Gausman over…When is he getting traded to the Rockies?

Chris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer.  The blinking guy from The Diving Bell and the Butterfly couldn’t have a quieter 20 homers.

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  Not bad…Okay, compared to, say, Cingrani it was effin’ terrific — or terrifin, if in a rush, but Nova feels like little more than a streamer to me at this point and I’d look at the Stream-o-Nator on his matchups.

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer.  In this game, Mark Teixeira (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) also homered, his 24th.  You really wanna mess with someone who just woke from a ten year coma?  Well, you’re a sick bastard.  They were just unconscious for ten years!  But, if you really do, say to them it’s 2005 and show them the Yankees lineup.  Though, they might think it’s a rapper back from the dead playing short.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer as he was a double short of the cycle.  One word:  Coors.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 16th steal.  Same word.

Corey Dickerson – Says he could return this weekend.  Shark Tank Idea!  Plantar fasciitis debilitates one in ten people at some point in their life, so why not offer an orthopedic shoe that has wheels on the bottom like pre-teens wear?  Here’s my prototype, a wheelie, classic stretch bowling shoe.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .258.  Some over/unders for you to ponder:  22 homers?  .280?  1 DL stint?  If you said over for either of the first two, there’s still time to buy.

Nick Hundley – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .307.  Okay, not setting the world on fire, but Hundley was what outside of Coors, a .240 hitter?  Gives you a good idea of why the Hitter-Tron always loves Coors hitters.  Why it loves fondling machinery is another can of worms.

Jered Weaver – Could rejoin the rotation next week.  His straw mullet already arrived and is traveling with Shoemaker.

David Freese – Was hit on the hand by a pitch and it fractured his thumb.   Sorry, Mr. Freese, but you’re being put on ice!  Kyle Kubitza will likely take over.  Kubitza isn’t great with the bat, but, boy, can he chit-chat!

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Someone questioned my sanity for putting Calhoun in the top 100 of the 2nd half.  He’s hitting over .400 since the break with three homers.  Yup.

Chris Iannetta – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd day in a row with a homer.  Well, I won’t outright tell you to pick him up, but he does seem hot.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  Now I know what Ken Griffey Sr. felt like.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (23, 24).  So that’s where he misplaced his whooping stick.

Austin Jackson – 2-for-4 and still in the leadoff spot, and hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He’s a definite grab if you need runs and some steals.  At least until McClendon figures out the lineup card is upside down.

Mike Montgomery – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies know what a décolletage is and not to just stare at it, they can name all of the members of One Direction and they will take no pity on your ratios.

Anibal Sanchez – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Honestly, over-the-internet friend, you’re only holding onto him because of what he’s done in past seasons.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer (a grand slam), and his 2nd in as many days.  Hot schmotato alert, yes, definitely.  Get on it!

Ian Kinsler – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .284.  Since Kinsler and Ausmus are the first Jewish player-manager combo in sports since Gene Simmons managed the Rock ‘n Jock team with all Jews, except Dan Cortese, Kinsler and Ausmus should come up with their own celebratory handshake.  Maybe they mime spinning a dreidel, then lift Rajai in a chair.  Something, I’m spitballing.

 
  1. Brushback Changeup says:
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    Have been using a Firefox add-on called Blank Your Monitor as a workaround (provides black background.) Not good, but good enough to get through this season.

    Yahoo really, really sucks for pulling this mid-season. Will not use yahoo platforms going forward.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Brushback Changeup: Use Google Chrome for Yahoo, much easier to see.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: i only use chrome and it’s eye raping shit. worse than Gandolf raping. They turned it white so they can faster load their daily fantasy sports, which opened the EXACT day this white shit started. It’s simply easier for them to make money with white screen, each page takes up less space (go to free agent list, you’ll notice the names are closer together than before), and loads faster, as it’s integrated with their daily fantasy money part of the site. They claim it’s since they had complaints about the dark background, which is utter bullshit, since at least 90% of EVERYBODY hates the white screens.

    • NJ All Day says:
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      @Brushback Changeup:

      Anyone have any idea why they did this?? at first i thought my lap top came down with a major virus or something.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @NJ All Day: Yahoo replied to my email, saying one background makes it easier for them to do updates much quicker..hmmm

        • bigbear says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: When they started offering the night-time schtick – it was to save the earth. Dark background equals less electricity used and all that. Now they’re putting their ethics on the back shelf because a couple of yahoos can’t figure out how to integrate multiple backgrounds in updates?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @NJ All Day: Cause they’re batshizz crazy or blind

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: I seem to recall the other half of the population going crazy with hate when they changed to the whole on black look.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I don’t remember that, it was at least legible

    • NJ All Day says:
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      How about this trade I pulled off before the all star break. Adrian Gonzales and Chris Archer And I got Adam Lind ,Andrew Mccutchen, and Robinson Cano in return. Ive gone from 11th to 8th in 2 weeks with 2 big victories.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @NJ All Day: NICE trade for you.

  2. Tommy says:
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    Alcides,Lindor or desmond

    Drop odor or deshields?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tommy: Desmond.

      Hold Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tommy: What Cram said

  3. dem ribbies says:
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    10 team 10 keeper. Ian Desmond on the wire. Worth a $2 stash if it means dropping Soler or Pence?

    • Hawk says:
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      @dem ribbies:

      If Desmond knocks the cobwebs from his head and returns to form (which he’s showing VERY SMALL signs of doing) he’s the #3 or 4 SS overall. That’s more valuable than Pence to me.

  4. thomas says:
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    You need to get on that Aaron Hicks train! It’s about to take off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thomas: Yeah, saw he did something yesterday, but he didn’t exactly do much in the previous few games for me to mention him

  5. Lixxiq says:
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    I hate Yahoo so much for all these changes I can’t even put it into words.

    First the boxscore – then the player pages in one single tab only and now this.

    Terrible. Just terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lixxiq: Take back the power!

  6. Bill says:
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    Eyes still hurting. Add me to the lawsuit. They could have just come here to learn about elegant design, or that it’s not necessary to constantly change what is working. Although it hasn’t been working for them since three or four changes ago. Too bad they ruined mail and finance as well.

    Why did I finally get rid of Ventura only to add Cingrani?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Bill:

      I’ll never understand developers need to constantly change website design. Not all changes are upgrades. Some are sidegrades. Many are downgrades.

      Find something that works and stick with it. Stupid Yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Yahoo must pay for what they’ve done! Yeah, Cingrani’s a POS

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Had a billion and one things to say. Reading your roundup liquified my brain!!!

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Did you watch the Royal wedding over the weekend? Oh, yeah? Did you enjoy it? You did? Well I say you are a traitor. We defeated them in 1787 and 1812 and if you contunue you shall see the business end of my bayonnet.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I love Norm, but he was BRUTAL as a judge in his debut last night on Last Comic Standing.

      I walked in loving Norm and hating Anthony Jeselnik (sp?) and left finding a ‘serious’ Norm brutal to watch and thinking that Jeselnik, in short bursts, to be hysterical (Love his roasts, but his standup is tough to stomach for long sets).

  8. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Trade Rendon for Cole Hamels? Thank you.

  9. Chris says:
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    In fantasy point leagues Michael Brantley is proving to be very good. 16th among hitters in straight points, and 9th in ppg at 3.35. But yeah, I can see in stats based leagues he’s no good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Yeah, clarifying, in roto, hasn’t done it

  10. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Well if you must get shanked by someone in the shower, you’d want it to be Cingranni. He has only one shank move — same arm slot, same plane and trajectory, same velocity — easy to defend!

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    The Regression Fairies know what a “déculottée” is !!!
    it’s an humiliating defeat …! to be polite ;)

    Nick

  12. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Hard to see my computer keys after the glare from the Yahoo white background.Add me to the list for the class action lawsuit…

    Also in other news, no word back from the restaurant in Seattle. Might have to email them again..

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: You haven’t heard back from the restaurant in Seattle cause NOBODY calls a place to investigate a cell-phone pic that a fantasy baseball writer posted to his website. Kind of creepy. “Cust Kayin’ “

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Maybe Razzball should give MP his own article? He’s been trying for a LONG time. You could call it “Moral Prolix”?

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    Brantley’s actually been killing it for the best part of a week now. You know what that is, right?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: *why* that is.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: As is Erv Santana.

    • Gfuzz says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’m not convinced my third round Brantley is a bust. If anything the most disappointing part of his numbers has been runs scored, not his fault at all considering he’s an on base machine.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He has 7 homers

  14. Rick says:
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    Dynasty league, keep all players forever. I’m 14 SGP out of 1st. Have a chance to gain quickly with some bats. Was offered this trade:
    My Miggy, Rendon, Pineda and Schwarber
    His, Rizzo, Pollock,McCullers and Giles.
    I’m ok about it all except for losing Schwarber. Is it close? I can’t realistically win without Miggy but I’m gaining 6 years in age with Rizzo plus he and Pollock help this year. I plan on countering for a better player than Giles, maybe a MI upgrade. Help please.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Rick: I think you are giving up to much for Rizzo & Jackson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick: Rizzo side

  15. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Grichuk, Parra or Tucker? Looking for overall performance nothing in particular, thanks bud keep up the good work.

  16. mike says:
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    Which side? Goldschmidt Altuve Salazar vs Greinke Gerrit Cole Machado Lind.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @mike: Goldy side

  17. PancakeMaker says:
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    As a Gausman owner I beg you, please don’t give the Orioles more ideas to mess around with him. I beg you!

  18. Hern says:
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    Schwarber or Weiters?

    Jungmann or Nola?

    Thanks!!!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Hern: Schwarber & Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hern: Kyle, Nola

  19. OneI'dWilly says:
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    One of my top 10 favorite movie scenes of all time:

    I don’t need any of this stuff and I don’t need you. . . .except this . . . and this paddle game.

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @OneI’dWilly: Hahaha, The Jerk is the best. The guy who starts bawling about the cracks in his airplane seats always slays me.

    • Timuh says:
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      @OneI’dWilly: And this tv remote control, that’s all I need …

  20. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    WTF?! Pollock was benched because they were facing “a tough righty.” We’re talking about a top 30 player in baseball not Skip Schumaker!

    • Jensen says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss: HA! Classic, take that Skip! and adjust your batting gloves inbetween taking it and reading the next comment. SHMUCK!

  21. your mom says:
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    Would you trade marte and c.allen for posey and a.ram? 20 team h2h keep forever league. I have c.gomez/j.up/soler/k.davis and we start 3 ofs and 1 util. Thanks

      • your mom says:
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        @Grey: how bwt if i offered him soler instead of marte? Not sure if hed take it though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Much better

  22. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    16 team roto dynasty with K/BB, QS over wins,net saves and holds over saves, total bases added, OBP over AVG and net steals over steals. Team was drafted may 5th, which i love, since preseason pitching rankings are gone and it’s easier to know what’s going on with pitchers in general. i’ve been in 1st all year till lately in 3 way tie for top 3.
    salvy
    rizzo
    kipnis (only time i’ve ever owned him, going well)
    bryant (drafted in 2nd round, over arenado, tulo and others)
    alcides
    LF jew don (when i drafted i felt silly i went so much earlier on him than avisail, not so much now)
    CF maybin (free agent who did well right after i was forced to add him when ellsbury got hurt first day of our league’s stats)
    RF souza
    util ellsbury/lind (got this guy SUPER late, best value on team)
    BN jaso/jace P
    NA tapia/dahl/j.p. crawford
    SP liriano/burnett/cole/chavez/nola/pineda/fiers
    RP britton/a.miller
    P romo/giles/watson/j.smith
    DL buchholez/walden/ryu/wheeler
    NA vince V (stashed there since i wanted to play nola more yesterday)/stephenson

    1. who’s the drop for vince V (or is it him?) with our prorated innings, i have about 63 per week i need to get, which should work with 7 SP and 6 RP.

    2.cron passed waivers, but i don’t want to use any free agent budget , dropping jaso. I’m likely better off using Jaso’s spot as streaming hitter for off days elsewhere if i don’t get cron. Best 2B backup other than jace is scooter. drop jace for scooter or try to waiver sandoval? (could stream 2B if/when kipnis is off). wish scooter had any speed since jace is zero for season on net steals, literally 50/50 for stealing on season.

    3. which of these corner OF you like best if i don’t get cron, c.gillespie (i just had him till souza came back), rasmus/krispy young/coghlan

  23. G says:
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    Grey, so you woukd rather own jose Fernandez over harvey this year and in the years going forward? Make a good idea to try to get jose Fernandez for harvey in my keeper then? They would both be 10th rounders next year and could be kept for a round earlier each year after. I am also trying trying to get springer from this same guy whos balking at it. Springer could be kept as a 7th rounder next year.

    Was thinking of offering harvey, Moreland, and one of segura or Cesar Hernandez for springer and Jose Fer. What you think? Thanks in advance.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @G: Go for it, off either SS with Harvey and Moreland for Springer and Jose and see what he says..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: I would take Springer there

  24. Knighttown says:
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    Been looking for pitching and a guy fired me Tanaka for either my Pedroia or Longo.

    Thoughts?

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @Knighttown: Tanaka’s elbow scares me too much to trade for him, personally.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Knighttown: In a redraft I would trade him the bleepin Redsuck for Tanaka, who has been solid all year…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Knighttown: I’d take him for Longo.

  25. papasmurf says:
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    I also have Longo and Hos on the same team. I told my underling smurfs that if they ever homered on the same day, to put the village on lockdown because that would mean the Earth reversed its rotation and who knows what calamities that would bring.

    This Smurf can’t shake the Costanza gene. Lind, Tucker, Hundley, all ended up on bench for various reasons. In total 10 for 20, 4 HR and 10 RBI on bench wasted. If I lose the league title by a slim margin, I can point to yesterday as the reason.

  26. Matty says:
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    I hated the white background. Then it made me miss Cingrani as a starter yesterday. I owned him, I just couldn’t see that he was starting.

    Thanks to Yahoos lousy UX I avoided that debacle. Thanks Yahoo!

  27. PK says:
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    Sign me up for that lawsuit.

    Sincerely,

    The remnants of my eyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Take the power back!

  28. jay says:
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    Sano or Franco to play 3rd in a 12 team ops and k’s keeper league?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @jay: Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jay: Sano

  29. sniff test says:
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    Drop Soler for Preston?

  30. Handy afterall says:
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    Thanks for distracting me enough to make it into work for yet another day on this never ending, demented merry-go-round. Should I give either moss or schwarber, for betances? I’ve got grandal. I’m 20 points ahead of second, and can really only improve my pitching categories. 17 team roto redraft league.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Handy afterall: Brandon Moss? Yes for Betances.

      • handy afterall says:
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        @Cram It: thanks, Cram. guy in my league has been sending me offers constantly, the last 4 days. he wants schwarber or grandal, as well as soria and moss. half those offers have involved me taking pedro alvarez, despite me having told him i will not take alvarez, every time i reject. it’s crazy. is there a glossary term for the bizarre logic spirals that happen in protracted trade negotiations? if my brain wasn’t so full of holes, i”d propose one.

        thanks for the advice, and the fun.

        • Cram It says:
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          @handy afterall: There’s no rhyme or reason to what other owners are thinking. Unless it’s ‘let me get the best guy possible, while giving away as little as possible.’

  31. Scott says:
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    Thankfully I streamed McHugh to somewhat offset Cingrani’s awfulness.
    In other news, the Hittertron really liked Tucker yesterday. Too bad I didn’t listen. What’s the use of having it if you don’t listen to it? Rhetorical!

  32. Paul says:
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    12 team yahoo H2H 5×5 league. I was offered Hanley Ramirez for my Chris Archer or Hanley Ramirez for my Jake Arrietta. Should I accept either trade offer? I’m in 2nd place and most likely going to the playoffs. Thanks! Here is my team:

    C. R. Martin. TOR
    1B. D. Ortiz. BOS
    2B. D. Travis. TOR
    3B. C. Davis. BAL
    SS. A. Escobar. KC
    OF. M. Trout. LAA
    OF. B. Harper. WAS
    OF. C. Gonzalez. COL
    UTL. J. Heyward. STL
    UTL. M. Byrd. CIN

    DL. A. Rendon. WAS

    SP. C. Archer. TB
    SP. J. Arrietta. CHC
    SP. L. Lynn. STL
    SP. A. Wood. ATL
    SP. J. Chavez. OAK
    SP. K. Hendricks. CHC
    SP. T. Walker. SEA
    SP. A. Sanchez. DET
    SP. M. Latos. MIA
    DL. C. Bucholz. BOS

    RP. K. Uehara. BOS
    RP. R. Osuna. TOR
    RP. R. Soriano. CHC

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Paul: I’d do it for either SP, Jake first

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Paul:Looking at your team, I’d probably hold. You have a solid bunch of OFs, and a fairly sketchy backend pitching staff.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Paul: Agree with Feathers. H2H you want the stud SP come playoff time. Your staff isn’t strong enough to shoulder the loss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: I agree with MP

  33. Jeter North says:
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    Too much?
    I give
    Carassco and Justin Upton
    I get
    Jose Fernandez and Schwarber

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jeter North: too much

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jeter North: As an Upton owner, I’d make that trade. Oblique has me really worried.

  34. Lucky Ned Pepper says:
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    Has any one else noticed if you read these columns from the bottom up they are twice as good?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Lucky Ned Pepper: LOL, I usually answer questions bottom to top..lol..A new meaning to bottoms up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Ned Pepper: And I write them every third word and go back and fill it in!

  35. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Yeah, Brantley is the main reason I have one team that is sinking and I do blame you, sorry to bring that up again. But I come back here everyday for your words of uh, wisdom cause you are so damn entertaining. Utility spot in a redraft league, Mostsuckass or Tucker?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: there is no reason to blame anybody here, brantley was ranked lower this year than espn/yahoo had him.

  36. Scott says:
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    Yet another 3B getting hot. It’s a freakin’ epidemic!

  37. Jax says:
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    Thanks for the recap, Grey!

    Need to replace a MI, b/c even though Hernandez is still getting on base, he doesn’t want to steal anymore. Who should I replace him with (or hold)?
    – Kang
    – Duffy
    – Lindor
    – Schoop
    – Y Escobar
    – Suarez

    Thanks!

    – Jax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jax: Lindor

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: not that he has shown all that much lift but Suarez is at coors later this week. I dropped lindor for him during all star break and missed all these lindor stats the past week… Grey you would grab lindor back right now before the start of games today if you could right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, hold now, you’re pot committed

          • Knucks says:
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            @Grey: haha thanks for all the hard work man. Read your stuff everyday just like the rest of these kids

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  38. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Grichuk or tucker?

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning BB,

    Effin’ Cingrani. I bid for him and got him everywhere. I need this like a hole in the head.

    I’m gonna hold him in the deep league and see if he gets an extended try once they trade a pitcher. But man, that was a bunch of shite. Did you see the game? Was he unlucky or hit hard?

    Oh, and sure count me in on the Yahoo suit. Ridiculous what they pulled midseason. You used to be able to change it to black, but I think they took out that functionality. F***ers….

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Hey Phil, I was to get yahoo to answer my question regarding background and they said by having just the one background, they can update the site faster…AHMM, BULL SHIT..

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Hey man. Sure smells like it to me….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Yahoo will pay! Cingrani was hit hard, I don’t trust him and dropped him everywhere…A guy that I have for Ks can’t kill a Cubs B lineup isn’t good…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Terrific. What am I supposed to do with the two thousand Cingrani jerseys I ordered?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can you alter them and sell to Campari?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I was gonna give them out to the homeless. But i like you’re idea better.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Glad to help! Do I get a percentage?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Of course, G. We share everything.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Aw, c’mon, you’re too good to me!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Nah, man. You’re my people. You love dogs and baseball!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Simpatico!

  40. Steve says:
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    Rank these SS for ROS?

    Aybar, Cesar Hernandez, Segura, Kang, Suarez, Desmond.

    Many thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve: Desmond, Kang, Suarez.

  41. peter quill says:
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    Shoot the hostage… I have JoFer and Harvey for next year, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  42. Boom says:
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    Have Dickerson coming back and need pitching depth. Should I trade Grichuk for Ray?

  43. Spyre says:
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    Hey guys I need some help… the back end of my pitching is a complete mess.

    Thankfully my batters are tops in the league (trout, cutch, arenado, bautista, rizzo, cano/wong, frazier), but I’m just squeaking into the playoffs. Its an H2H Points league, and pitching is highly valuable.

    1) What moves should I make, if any with the guys below.

    G.Richards, M.Pineda, T.Bauer, C.McHugh, N.Karns, Yordano, Joe Ross, Tillman
    Wire options are Wisler, Niese, Hughes, Nelson, Eovaldi, Brett Anderson

    2 ) Is it dumb to drop Tolleson for Siegrist? Siegrist is a holds machine, and in my leagues settings he’s been more valuable so far this year.

    Thanks fantasy masters!!

    PS Great column as usual Gray!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Spyre: Tillman blows. I’d lose him… for probably Nelson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Thanks! Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Oh, and 2) sure

  44. down goes steven says:
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    Was excited about cingrani…. Now I must drop someone
    Cingrani, fiers, gausman, Ventura

    Who’s the worst ros??

  45. Jason says:
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    I’ve been offered Schwarber, Kinsler, and Hector Santiago for Mike Trout. Kinsler would replace Neil Walker, Santiago would replace Chen, and Schwarber would be my keeper in place of Trout. I currently sit in 2nd place, good shape for the playoffs. I also have Harper, Pence, Rios, and Melky Cabrera left in my OF. Should I make the move?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason: Nope

  46. Double H says:
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    Grey who you got in roto ROS: A.Wood or C.Carter?

    Thanks and great work on the site!

  47. Ryan says:
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    Need some help with keeper league valuations…I have a 16th-round Matt Harvey that I am considering dealing, to an owner who would keep him over a 6th-round Abreu.

    If we’re talking straight picks…what the hell should I ask for? I’m thinking a 2nd-rounder…but is that even enough?

    This is a standard 5×5 H2H, and I’m selling because I can only keep 3 out of this 4-player group: a 15th-round Springer, a 16th-round Harvey, a 22nd-round Rendon, and a 23rd-round Correa.

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: 2nd rounder works for me, of course try 1st rounder first

  48. Sideshow says:
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    I hate SS. Lindor, Saladino or Saurez the rest of the year?

  49. Teddy Ball Game! says:
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    Howdy Grey! It’s already almost the end of the week!

    In a h2h points league with a weekly lock (it’s also redraft) which one of these would you add :

    Kyle schwarber, gerrardo parra, Brandon belt (1b/OF), Jorge soler, Corey seager, Michael conforto, Jean segura , mark Duffy (2b/3b), or Trevor plouffe

    My starters:

    C: Vogt

    1b: E encarncion

    2b: howie Kendrick

    3b: Todd Frazier

    SS: Hanley Ramirez

    IF: Kris Bryant

    OF: Bryce Harper

    OF: Puig

    OF: Joc Pederson

    OF: Jay Bruce

    DH: this week roster is locked w/ sano but have Carlos Santana on my bench who I plan on starting next week

    Utility : Carlos correa

    — i heard a rumor & between now & the deadline (the 31st next Friday) there will be a ton of rumors but if this happens would it benefit a trade sending jay Bruce to the Angels

    Thanks again bud!

      • Teddy Ball Game! says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, would you start schwarber over Vogt next week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, I don’t know the matchups

          • Teddy Ball Game! says:
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            @Grey:

            For next weeks schedule looks as follows:

            Schwarber –
            Series vs Rockies in Chicago; Jorge De La Rosa, Tuesday is?, wed is Eddie butler.

            Next series @ Milwaukee. Thursday is Taylor Jungmann, Friday is Garza, Sat is Lohse, Sun is ?

            Now for Vogt.

            A’s have Monday off
            They start a series on Tues @ Dodgers. Tues is Clayton Kershaw, Wed is Grenike.
            Series is two games.

            Next series is at home in Oakland & vs Indians.

            Thursday is Carlos Carrasco, Friday is Salazar, Sat is Cody Anderson, Sun is Trevor Bauer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems like a no brainer when you write it out… Schwarber is better next week

  50. Heyward To Your Mother says:
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    Please add me to the lawsuit. If I didn’t have this life sucking thing called a job, I’d be at Yahoo’s headquarters with white background picket signs!

      • One dollar and NINE CENTS says:
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        Please include me in the class action too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fight the power!

  51. Big D says:
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    Hundley Jaso Norris please rank in OBP league. Thx G

  52. Nico says:
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    Hello Grey! So yest I asked you about Stanton/Grandal/Ross for Pineda/Hamels/Braun… I got a counter of:

    Arenado/Wong/TRoss for Pineda/Hamels/Braun

    My team is hitting well, needs mad pitchin yo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Sounds fair, you really should trade for cheaper pitching

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Current staff is Samardzija, Shields (just acquired), Salazar, Colon, Ross, Buchholz. So I had a few guys that are due for corrections, but Buchholz is done, and Colon is brutal. For a 10 team yahoo, what buy low cheap SP’s are you lookin at?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In a 10 team league, Colon’s a streamer… Maybe Carrasco? Salazar?

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: That’s why I’m trying to get 2 SP’s back. Carrasco owner won’t sell, and I own Salazar. I’ll take a look around and re-evaluate to make sure I’m not going overboard. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha, no problem

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: colon’s a streamer in my 20 team leagues, at least compared to my rosters.

  53. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Is it just me or does Rick Springfield as Pitler look like a dolled up William Fitchner?

    • Nico says:
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      @Jay: Wait a minute…. so YOU’RE the True Detective…

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Nico: MAYBE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: If William Fitchner had a baby with Pee Wee Herman

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Ha, did anyone notice that Hollywood Director they made oddly resemble Cary Fukunaga?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t realize it until I read reviews afterwards… That seems to be the problem with this season…Cary must’ve been more necessary than was previously suspected

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Did you happen to read that article on Gawker about Vernon, CA, the inspiration for Vinci? You’re out there, so maybe you already knew about it! Pretty wild.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was sent the link by someone but haven’t read it yet, interesting?

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Grey: It’s more entertaining to just watch True Detective. The real stuff in the piece was typical political excess and financial shadiness. Nothing more, nothing less.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Fix your rankings, see the email I sent you

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Forget the rankings problem, it’s bc of that site you use

                • Nico says:
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                  @Jay: Just pooh-poohed my excitement so hard. POOHPOOH SO HARD UNIVERSITY. Population: Jay Wrong.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Grey: Haha, that makes a bit more sense.

  54. Boom says:
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    ROS, Which side of the trade would you take, Dickerson for Odorizzi and Britton or Kimbrel.

    I have Burns, Colabello, Revere, and Grichuk that could take Dickersons spot in the Of

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boom: Kimbrel…

  55. Marty says:
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    Whats more painful? Your eyes after spending five minutes on your Yahoo white on white team page, or your heart when thinking of broken Gyorko dreams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty: Pretty even actually

  56. Basement Artie says:
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    Is it just me, or does anyone else think about boobs when they hear Aaron Nola?

  57. Scott says:
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    Pedro Alvarez is facing Fister today. Drop Duda or Mark Reynolds for him?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: or Turner, since Pedro can do both CI spots

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for helping me make the hard choices.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Duda over reynolds? How dare you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duda’s garbage

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: actually his knee is, read about that the other day. Since he took one off the knee on May 30th, his average went from .303 to .236 and only hit 3 dongs. The messed up part is no one made a big deal about it til now. It was written off as a slump but in reality he is playing through an injury

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @J-FOH: wasn’t this mentioned like 2 weeks after that happened on here?

  58. Gio says:
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    Going forward and into next season. Is Jose Abreu the 35-40 HR guy we saw last season or is he more of a line drive Freddie Freeman-esque 20-25 HR a season guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gio: 25 HR guy

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: makes ya wonder what changed since last year though eh?

  59. wjessereid says:
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    Being offered Burnett CarGomez and Siegrest for deGrom and Storen.

    Leaves me with Street, Britton and Kimbrel. And Upgrades my OF to Pollock Gomez Yelich and Span on DL.

    Take?

    • wjessereid says:
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      12 team H2H.

  60. Scott says:
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    What do you think of Ender back from DL. Still the same player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Basically Parra

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: with less power and XBH hits, at least this season, previous season’s they do appear to be same person.

  61. Rice says:
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    Lucas Duda’d on my fantasy team.

    Bench spot… Drop Duda (or Melky) for Preston Tucker? Other potential pickups would be: De Aza, Eaton, Stubs.

    Bench spot… Drop T. Walker for Nola, Chavez, Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rice: Ha… Yes, Tucker… Walker for Chavez

  62. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Cron or Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  63. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you drop Tomas for Preston Tucker? 6×6 with OBP – in desperate need of HRs and RBIs.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. Wilson says:
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    Drop Joe Smith since Street came back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  65. Malicious Phenom says:
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    In my keep forever league was just offered Billy Hamilton & Carlos Santana for my Miggy..

    what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: I agree, thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP, MP

  66. PistolofPete says:
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    Stuck with Vogt as my main squeeze…picked up Schwarber as my utility though. Think he’ll stay around long (play enough) to be fantasy relevant in a 10 team mixed points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely

  67. Your worst nightmare says:
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    I did her on his birthday…….and Piscotty doesn’t know!!!!

    1) Grey you’re the man but I’m a little upset and need u to calm me down. I went on ur advice and traded Brantley and Rosie for betts and chappy. Brantley/Rosie slaughtering in points right now…frustrated

    2) in all reality, how can the mets shut Harvey down in September. They have nobody else to start right now. Matz will be back sure but u think they completely do away with Harvey? I can’t find a trade partner for Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! 1) Need to chillax, brotherman…Still time for it to work out for you 2) I think he’ll be shut down but you never know with the Mets

  68. J-FOH says:
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    On Brantley. His back hurts, he no hits, his back good, he hits, back bad, no hit, back good, he hits. I’ve been following this one all year. There is a reason for his productjon swings…no pun intended. Next year he will be a steal when he drops to the 120th round

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll never drop that low… I do agree his back likely has a lot to do with his production because he’s a 17-homer guy…A 17-homer guy with back problems becomes a 12-homer guy and not as exciting

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: maybe 10th. So much rookie nookie from this year I can see him being a bargain from everyone going w all young and sexy. Old and boring wins races too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No way, you’re off, brah…He’s a 6th rounder at worst

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: as a master hater I know the flow of hate. I sense it for him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh yeah, def

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: speaking of masterhater, I think we got a winner of a show there. 12 haters compete for best hater

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Then it can be hate watching hate, I like it!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: every week they get a new hating competition where we can get into the depth of their hate and versatility to hate anything. The finale will be trying to hate puppies

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! Love this…Hate babies is the semi-finals

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      lets make this happen

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ll be speaking to my manager later on this and stealing it from you, thank you

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Ive already screenshot this conversation and am contacting my attorney. I know where you live homie, dont f**k with me albright

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hahaha… Don’t hate the hate, hate the game

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Sounds like the shows slogan

  69. trigger cut says:
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    Rodon or E-Rod ROS? (Unfortunately, “neither” is not an option.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E-Rod

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Abreu/Greinke/Tomas for Trout/Lester?

    Weekly H2H points

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  71. Ryan741 says:
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    Need a trade opinion for a H2H points league. Ells Jordan Zim cargo (Colorado one) schwarber for stras Samardzija A Gon kipnis Tomas. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  72. J-FOH says:
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    Can we talk about MC? (Please say yes)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, and I really wish they lost the Asian guy last night…He’s so annoying and why does he hug everyone, constantly?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I think they were going to cut Rollins and Gordon put his foot down. I’m still new to MC, but is it usually this obvious who is good and who is whatevs in the top 10?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s usually obvious…No way they cut Rollins, he’s way too good of a character…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I know it might be editing but I thought he looked fine until Gordon goes over and riles him up, then Gordon goes back and says he looks like he is melting down. WTF Gordo

            Doubtfires girl Katrina looked all cool and calm this week, I have one word to explain that….Xanax

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, I think that was just a side beat in the larger story that Rollins is going far this season… He’s a good character and seems like he knows his way around… Top 4 easily… Katrina smiles and it still looks like she’s going to have a break down… She looks like she smells awful

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hahahaha, is that the smell of moth balls from your thrift store clothes or do you just sweat funk?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Moth balls mixed with maple syrup… She kinda skeeves me out

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: mixed with a little cat pee smell

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Great call…Shudders! She is so hard to watch!

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: My wife and i started a new Master Chef drinking game. Sadly, I’m the only one participating. Cannonball!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  What’s the game?

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Using session IPAs:
                    Anytime Katrina cries/voice cracks/shakes her head – 2 drinks
                    Non-gordon man judge adjusts his glasses – 1 drink.
                    Mention of Hetel being vegetarian – 2 drinks
                    Steven screams – finish your drink.
                    Tommy talks fashion – bong rip.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, you’re gonna get wasted like that!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Wasted in the opening credits

                    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                      @Mrs.Featherbottom: The key is sessions IPAs and Gordon wearing an unflattering wardrobe.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I dont drink fancy boy beer

                    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                      @Mrs.Featherbottom: You forgot to add when that fatty with the red hair mentions her mexican heritage you shut the tv off and keep drinking out of anger

                  • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                    @Grey: That moment u find the MC thread……leme tell u my single mom has elevated her game, shes like lorenzo cains BABIP! ITS SUSTAINABLE!!!!

          • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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            @Grey: who torrets?

  73. bigbear says:
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    Cingrani is now in the Gyorko category…

    B Crawford as a top 5 SS? Or top 5 overall? Sorry, he needs more street cred for top 5 overall. Brandon Crawford is the skinny po’ kid from the trailer park with the drunk dad in the stained wife beater. I heard he changed his name to Kid Rock though.

    Gausman – Rumor has Duquette is willing to package him in a deal (Cueto?). I have my doubts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 5 SS

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he might finish with that this year, but there is no way you would actually rank him top 5

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He can’t be below that much if he gets 20 homers…Not saying I’d draft him

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: just peeped at his batted ball profile and yikes, His Gb is up 9% and his FB is down 9%. His HR/FB is up 10%. Thats a lot of career year shizz. Im not buying him/it for 2016. As we say, “he can do that on your team”

            • bigbear says:
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              @J-FOH: Yep.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, totally..I’m owning him nowhere, but I bet ESPN and Yahoo have him in the top 100

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I never invest heavily in SS but I can bet you I will be drafting a catcher before SS next year. I can’t wait til January Grey has to deal with all the, “but its a scarce position and you need to invest in it” comments next year

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Every year, always

                • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                  @J-FOH: Scarcity JFOH CMON MAN!!!!! that means u draft desmond 1st round like normal people!!!!

        • bigbear says:
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          @J-FOH: Will Hanley or Bogaerts retain SS eligibility? That could make/break the top 5 cut…

          Tulo, Correa, Peralta… then I put Hanley or Bogaerts if either one is SS elig. Then I suppose you’ve got a decent case for Crawford. But then you’ve also got a case for Justin Turner, Alcides, and Duffy in the top 5 too… If that’s how SS breaks next year, I’ll punt SS further than C.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @bigbear: Turner wont be eligible. Dont forget Seager. I just looked and its a shizz show next year. I always punt the position because scarcity don’t mean a thing. I will be even more about the SS punt for 2016, play the hot hand til someone sticks

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @bigbear: superfluous H also reaping rewards of career year, he shouldn’t be top 3 SS.

  74. I Love You Wong Time says:
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    10 team OBP keep league….would you lose Desmond for Crawford? Both would be round 24 keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  75. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Utility spot evaluation time. 12 team H2H OBP league

    Drop Burns for Rios?

    Drop Grichuk for Tucker? or Moustakas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Rios…Tucker

  76. Jensen says:
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    Is it time to drop Duda in all formats? Or hold till the trade deadline and see if the Mets can bring in some bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop

      • Jensen says:
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        @Grey: UGHHHHHHHHH, 1B platoon of Howard and Lind?!?!?! WHAT YEAR IS IT!!!!

        Here’s an idea, I’ll go get trapped in a Juamnji board game and when I get back from the jungle this problem will be solved!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  77. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Time to drop Lawrie? – he’s been doing nothing the past few weeks.

    I can replace him with Segura, Iglasias, Desmond – what do you think?

    6×6 H2H with OBP.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Desmond

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: btw, I also have Hosmer and Longoria on one team – and I feel the same exact way about them homering!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, right? Ha

  78. Drrogera says:
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    Which C to keep – I have Vogt, Grandal, and Schwarber. Who would you throw to the wolves since none of the other teams will trade with me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

    • Drrogera says:
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      @Drrogera: I should have been more clear – I keep 2 C. I drafted Vogt when everyone else laughed but now I worry regression will set in so I am leaning Schwaber (2015 Posey) and Grandalf (since he is a wizard).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold Vogt

  79. Udall says:
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    I want those f&ckin wheelie bowling shoes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would you be interested in being in a testimonial?

  80. J-FOH says:
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    needto find a way to plug in a little before and after: Lindor Truffle Shuffle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  81. Wilson says:
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    Need SB, pick the best two.

    Martin, Dyson, Cesar, A Escrobar, Maybin, Segura

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wilson: are you saying Maybin is available?

      • Wilson says:
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        @J-FOH: in waiver now, should I claim?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wilson: yes and do what grey says and grab dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson, Maybin

  82. Scott says:
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    Cougar call with Beltran tonight. He owns Jiminez.

  83. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Would you trade Matt Holiday in my keep forever for Wong & One L Myers in my keep forever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Dude wants Albert for Wong and Myers..I still think that is too much…He said Holliday is too old and then asks for just as old as old Albert..

      Your thoughts?

  84. Kasmir says:
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    10 team mixed league, need HR/RBI. Have to dump one of these guys.
    Belt, Longoria, B.Butler

  85. ERad says:
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    RWA

    Razzball With Attitude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy motherfudger named Grey Albright

  86. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Redraft trade Puig for Hamels? Or too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Tanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: How about Puig+Sano for Archer? I’m looking to add one more elite SP to my roster (already have Scherzer/Bum/Pineda)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Archer side, it’s fair

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Cool beans!

  87. Kasmir says:
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    10-team mixed. Need HR/RBI and have to dump one:
    Longoria, Belt, B. Butler

  88. Kasmir says:
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    10-team mixed. Need HR/RBI. Have to drop one:
    Longoria, Belt, B. Butler

  89. ERad says:
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    Kazmir traded to the Astros – dang, was facing him this week against TOR. You think they slide him in this weekend or wait until next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess they’d keep him on his schedule

  90. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Does any part of you get upset when you spend time, late at night, preparing a daily write-up and then somebody comes in an answers all of the questions posed to you before you wake up and get a chance? It would piss me off. Snoochy Boochies.

    • ERad says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: I’m going to answer this question and get all meta on you.

      But G usually just bypasses the question if he agrees – and the more comments the better, gotta keep those $2.37 checks coming in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I appreciate it

    • Gareth says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: I don’t think Grey minds when frequent commenters do this from time to time. He’ll still answer the questions.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: here is my two cents on that. Being a long time Razzballer it becomes pretty clear to be able to predict Grey’s answer 80% of the time. He posts so much content that anyone reading this every day should know which way he will go. As a writer here I always appreciate other perspectives as long as they can back it up if questioned on it. The comments is a community so its always good to hear what others think. Grey likes it unless they use his name and avi and pretend to be him. Yes that actually happened once.

      • Scott says:
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        @J-FOH: I remember that happened to Sky on the football side last year. He handled it very firmly, IMHO.

        • Scott says:
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          @Scott: Impressively is what I meant to say.

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Scott: yeah i remember that Sky impersonator, except his didn’t sound like Sky at all.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: I’m all about ELE, but was just wondering. All the writers on here put in a lot of time to their posts and viewers are asking their opinion. I get it though. Thanks for the responses guys!

  91. Kasmir says:
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    10-team mixed. Need HR/RBI and have to drop one:
    Longoria, Belt, B. Butler

  92. Gareth says:
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    I own Scott Kazmir, so the trade to the Astros slightly hurts his value, right?

    Goodbye coliseum :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess so, but haven’t looked at the #s

  93. Joe says:
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    Thoughts on Kazmir as an Astro? Change his value at all? not sure about the park effect, but i was under the impression that the Colisseum was a pretty good pitchers park.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over

  94. Gareth says:
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    It occurred to me that the A’s did to Kazmir exactly what you preach here on Razzball. “Only……more starts until you sell him!”

    Billy Beane must be a fan and took your advice almost to the letter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly!

  95. 1) Thanks for the Santana buy. You suggested trading a herpes sore for him. I got him for Jon Singleton.

    2) If only you’d drafted Cingrani last year like I did. It’s like immunization for ever trusting him ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Ha! 2) Sadly, I think I might have somewhere…I’ve learned my lesson now!

  96. Gareth says:
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    In fairness to Brantley he’s battled a back ailment all year which restricted him and hurt his power.

    He’s finally looked healthy so would be a nice buy for the second half. Especially if you’re looking for RBI and Average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Word

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: you dont read other comments…do you?

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: depends if I’m in a hurry or not.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: I went over above

          • Gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: Great minds think alike.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Gareth: don’t ever compare us

              • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                @J-FOH: You’re such a hater. Love it!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Peter Nincompoop: f**k you and the horse you rode in on

                  • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                    @J-FOH: xoxo

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @J-FOH: really, with you just bringing up the Duda injury that “nobody” knew about even though it was mentioned numerous times a couple of weeks after it happened you’re gonna lean on Catman here for doing the same thing? hey, he wants to prop up CLE players, you want to prop up your players, seems pretty equal.

  97. Mike says:
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    Keeper league where Schwarber can be kept in 15th round. Already have Grandal and need some pitching help. What tier of pitcher is realistic to target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Carrasco?

  98. Gareth says:
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    G……..Ah never mind. I’ve exceeded my quota of 3.

    I’m still mad that LG came out with the G4 phone.
    I had contemplated getting the LG G3 when it came out purely based on the name. G3!

    Sadly, technology has rapidly moved on.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Gareth: That’s funny.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Gareth: you would have legitimate claim at being it’s spokesman.

  99. Alex says:
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    Streaming question Grey…Cashner at Petco against the Marlins or Jungmann at Arizona against D-backs?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Word, thanks.

        • @Alex: You do the streamonator? I haven’t done the math, but my team era has to be close to a full two points lower since I started using it.

  100. Jimmy Two Times says:
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    Cashner or Chavez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  101. Carnac says:
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    The shine’s worn off Ubaldo.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: he better go get his shinebox

      • Carnac says:
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        @J-FOH: His ERA is now 3.81 according to the shinebox score.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Who’s scoring the most RBIs in that game? Oh yeah, another 3B!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  102. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    from above stephenson fits just fine in NA slot. it’s one of the active pitchers i’d have to lose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have Velasquez in an NA slot too, don’t you?

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: he was, i dropped jace P to activate him. I had stashed him there the day nola came up since i thought nola had a better start. jaso i dropped for cron, but really i probably won’t keep cron that long, since i already have rizzo and lind, and 2 util slots (no CI), so if i want to try to get more steals (which is a bigger weakness of this team than other hitting categories) i could only play 3 of ellsbury/maybin/lind/cron everyday.

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: so now i have 1 BN bat, and 8 SP, with 6 RP. another option could be to drop one of the RP (romo?) and keep the 8 SP for now. With innings left i need about 63 per week, which would leave some pretty good starts benched at this many guys, unless more of them get injured. i was able to grab fiers off free agency when buchholez went down, which seems crazy for a league of this depth (but then again i was able to get fiers like a month ago in a 20 team league too)

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: romo is by far in better holds situation than guys in free agency though, no real 8th inning guys down there, strop/caminero closest thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Cron

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Grey: even though to fill at bats i’m much more behind in hitter games than pitchers, even if i only had 7 SP? this is a roto, not a H2H.

  103. Moscowitz says:
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    Kazmir to Houston. Who is the odd man out? Feldman? I hope its not Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feldman would be my guess until Velasquez gets shut down

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: i should’ve read this first, but yeah, it’s gotta be one of them.

  104. smegma says:
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    Choose 1: Chavez @ SF or Tillman @ TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  105. Swfcdan says:
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    2 outrageous seemingly vetoable deals went down in my league, same seller but different buyers. Dynasty:
    G Richards, Sale for Kopesh,SkyWalker, J Bell, Yordano

    C-Mart for Glasnow

    First deal 1 absolute stud and another great pitcher for josh bell, walker and some crap (yes Yordano is crap). 2nd deal surely C-Mart now is what Glasnow hopes to become in years, it seems pointless in a dynasty.

    What say you , are you outraged? Vetoable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re pretty bad, I don’t veto trades

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: @Grey: But there’s a chance they could dump and leave us with a dead team no one wants. Money league so would be hard to fill, that’s the worry.

        Anyway both have 4/7 votes against so far, so we’ll see if it happens.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Swfcdan: You can’t veto trades in a keeper league. It parallels real baseball to a certain degree. Owners have the right to do what they’re going to do.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: somewhat agree with that comment, until last year i saw this by a NYY fanboy who just happened to quit this year about 2 week in: his arenado/t.ross/1st rounder/2nd rounder (this is 20 team league so those don’t have as much value as most leagues) for betances/a.warren. keep up to whole roster dynasty. It basically turned a 10th or so team into a top 3 team.

  106. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Jason heyward or Cole Hamels thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels, it’s fair

  107. Dusty Baker says:
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    Dont like the Yahoo white background either ————honestly I would rather see a Confederate flag in the background than all that glaring white —————-I actually talked to a fella from Yahoo the other day ……not a computer generated person, but, a real life homosapien …………. here it comes = Punchline ——- He was from Oregon, as in the state of ————— and I could understand him, and he could understand me. One of the few times I wasnt twisted in knots by the end of the conversation , talking to any company service rep. ———-life was so much easier, back in the day, when ll I had to worry about was getting to the clubhouse, before all the “greenies” were gone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice rant

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Good stuff!

  108. Scott says:
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    Early games and late lineups are the bane of my fantasy existence. Picked up Ianetta to fill in for Schwarber and now the putz isn’t even playing! Meshuganah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  109. Hi Grey: Asking about the Kazmir trade from the opposite angle as everyone else. I have Pomeranz on my roster as a holds guy, and now he’s getting the start at home against Toronto. Should I leave him in? I’m leaning towards pulling him.

    The pitching stat I need most is Ws and it’s not likely he gets through the 5th inning, right? He’s only faced Toronto once, on the road last year as a starter, and it didn’t go well (4 IP, 2 ER). Toronto is also hitting .295 against southpaws.

    The argument in favor of starting him, I guess, is the home stadium, and the fact that the hitters will be unprepared for him. Toronto is much tamer on the road and they’re hitting in the .240s over the last week.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pull him

  110. Sam says:
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    Hosmer, Lind, Duda ROS? Currently have Hosmer but Lind is an option, at least for a few hours.

  111. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    If A.J. Pollock goes for 20HRs and 35+SBs, although unlikely, but not unreasonable (given his current stats), he’s a top ___ player for 2016?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30

  112. Scott says:
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    I think pitchers have figured Schoop out. His BVP is not holding up when facing the pitcher a second time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a .230 hitter sadly

  113. Brian says:
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    Have a tough call here – I’ve been offered his Justin Upton for my Lance McCullers and Ian Desmond.

    My current OF is Carlos Gomez, Puig and Billy Hamilton, with Soler on the bench. My MI (start 2) is Devon Travis, Pedroia and Desmond.

    I could really use Upton’s power, but feel that my OF could really heat up in the 2nd half (making it unnecessary), and Desmond is coming on lately. McCullers could be kept for $1 next year. That said, McCullers will have his innings limited, and I could pick up both Rougned Odor and Nola if I do this trade. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

  114. Scott says:
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    Great, Cruz. Way to Premature Extrabasulate and fail! Can someone be premature and impotent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  115. Big League Choo says:
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    12 tm H2H 6X6 OPS

    Justin Upton and Rios or

    Pederson and Brett Gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  116. Great White North says:
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    Bloom County is Back!

    Opus was my Bae, before I knew Grey.

    In an RCL, with no particular weakness, would you rather have a bench OF with some counting stat upside, like Souza or Granderson, or an eigth RP to help with whip and era daily, like a Sigrest. Only carrying 3 SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Souza

  117. Scott says:
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    Excuse me, seedy looking fellow. Can you watch my drink while I put Tim Cooney into my lineup for tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s got the makings of that

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: S’okay, Chavez will be my wingman. ala McHugh + Cingrani

  118. Mike Snifferpippits says:
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    Grey,

    What type of value does Schwarberer have? I love him too much to be reasonable and the whole league is trying to get him from me. I don’t want to trade him but it’s business, not personal. Could you throw out a few SPs that equal him in value? Lastly, over/under he plays 4 games a week going forward?

    You’re the man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco? 4 is about what I would expect

      • Mike Snifferpippits says:
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        @Grey: yes to keeper – he’d be a 10th rd keeper for one year then ADP thereafter. But we can only keep one guy so not necessarily a keeper.

        Thanks Grey

  119. Atlas says:
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    Chris Davis has been robbed of 3 HR’s this month. Jus sayen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, why you gotta make me feel bad

  120. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    I was offered Pujols for my Donaldson. Not sure if its a moot point?

    12 team keeper H2H

    Here is my current team:

    C- Gattis
    C- Jaso
    1B- Frazier
    2B- Wong
    3B- J Donaldson
    ss- Cesar Hernandez
    MI- J Perralta
    CI- Arenado
    OF- Billy Burns
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- Trout
    OF- B Moss
    OF- J Upton
    U- Morales

    Bench
    Maikel Franco
    Flores
    Preston Tucker

    DL:
    d’Arnaud

    SP
    Corbin
    Jon Niese
    Scherzer
    Erasmo
    T Ross
    A Wood
    Jungmann
    Porcello
    Berrios

    RP
    W DAvis
    G Holland

    DL
    Jaime Garcia
    K Medlen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moot

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Who Dat Ninja!: Thanks for posting your whole team. Meh.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: it helps with the context, so as to answer the question, any drug addict jockey should know that.

  121. Jason says:
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    in a 12-team H2H DYNASTY “keep forever” league (we keep 32MLB/8MiLB).

    Annual draft has 12 rounds.

    which side would you prefer if you were challenging for playoffs in a 12-team H2H category league.

    DeeGordon/Margot/3rd round pick OR Aybar/Sandoval/Hammel/12th round pick

    It’s a 10×9 cat league: H,R,HR,RBI,SB,BB,SO,TB,AVG,OPS IP,K/9,WHIP,K/BB,W,QS,SV+HLD,ERA,HR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  122. Fungazi says:
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    Correa/Soler for Stanton/Dickerson to win this year and keeper forever, which side and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, it’s close I guess for this year

  123. ashtray says:
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    Which combo would work better:

    2B – Betts
    OF – Maybin

    or

    2B – Odor
    OF – Betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  124. Sam says:
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    I was offered Pollock and KRod/Pap for Ellsbury and Betances. Only a saves league, no holds, but Betances’ high K numbers and low ERA/WHIP have helped my staff a lot. I’m low on saves, though, and who do you prefer between KRod and Pap?

    Still debating it as well and wanted your opinion on it. Sorry if it’s a lot to answer haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it, Pap

  125. Josh O'Neil says:
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    Grey – how do you rank the following in a redraft league:
    Lynn, iwakuma, Hamell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, Hammel

  126. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    You never want a player that you don’t own to succeed. Fantasy 101. I’m calling BS on your Tucker blurb!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: shots fired

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s got me all out of sorts… I have ten teams and Giancarlo on one, but I still love him

  127. ashtray says:
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    Effing Richards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  128. PB&J says:
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    I just saw that d’Arnaud is starting a minor league rehab assignment tonight. Once he makes it back up to the majors, is he an immediately add over Derek Norris? Norris and the rest of the Padres just took to have fell off the a cliff offensively.

    • Cram It says:
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      @PB&J: He’s the Mets best hitter! File under “Doy”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • PB&J says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, guys. I think I’m going to file it under “d’Oy” though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  129. Scott says:
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    On second thought, I think Trope will be my hail mary play tomorrow.

  130. Miguel Montero's thumb says:
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    Do you guys call Lloyd McClendon “Christmas” because you scream “Jesus Christmas!” at the TV every time he makes a managerial move, like I do?

    In my keeper league the other day, right after Schwarber’s call-up, I dealt Schwarber, Rodon and Matz to a rebuilding team for Buster Posey. I probably would not have been able to keep Matz or Rodon, anyway, since I already will be keeping King Felix, Harvey & Cole, and maybe a 4th SP if Taijuan Walker impresses me enough. And after the trade went through, I added Giolito as a FA, and this morning I added Alex Reyes.

    Looking at Posey, Encarnacion, Correa, Bryant, Dickerson, Pollock, Braun, Felix, Harvey, Cole as my 10 keepers, and I also have Taijuan Walker, Giolito, Alex Reyes and Kenley Jansen in the mix if I get to keep an 11th (based on where I finish).

    Ideally, I’d try to deal Edwin in the offseason, but I can forget about getting much of an upgrade via trade. The guys who have Rizzo and Au Shizz aren’t about to move either of those guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, cause of Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber…

  131. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Aramis Ramirez has been traded to the Bucs.

    Who will tell JP about this?

    • ScreechOwl says:
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      @Hal Incandenza:

      I didn’t know retirement home softball leagues could trade players. I learned something today.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JB

  132. ScreechOwl says:
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    Good news!

    Yahoo’s new format no longer hurts my eyes because it actually caused me to go blind. Now I just read their stuff using my computer’s braille screen. Yeah, the transition was a little tough, and I was forced to hire Dave Coulier to drive me too and from work everyday (I mention this because I know you were just thinking, “Hey, what’s Dave Coulier up to these days?” and, well, that’s your answer, so you can tell those thought to cut it out), but it was worth it. No more eyes bleeding every time I look to see how many times Kris Bryant struck out today. No more ice cream headaches every time I check up on Best Correa’s stat line. No more flashbacks to that mysterious room the guys in the white coats took me to that one time when I was kidnappend and experimented on and given my superpo– Soooooooomewhere, over the rainbow, waaaaaaay up high!–

    Excuse me. I mean, I don’t see that background anymore, and I don’t have a chip in my head that prevents me from hurting humans.

    Nothing like that.

    I hope the Yahoo designers think about the plight of their users when they look at themselves in the mirror each day. I can’t look at myself in the mirror now, though that has nothing to do with their site causing my eyeballs to fall out of their sockets and melt into puddles on the floor next to Rene Belloq’s face. I mean, before that incident, whenever I looked into a mirror, I just saw a white haze.

    But still, I’ll fight the good fight for all the humans and their mortal hopes and dreams and baseball teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  133. tank1 says:
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    Looking to upgrade my lineup for the stretch run – would you deal Encarnacion and Holland for Fielder and Ellsbury? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    10 team keeper league, currently in 1st but by a hair, and looking to lock it up. I’m 7th in SBs with 75. there are 4 teams between myself and 91 steals.

    does it make sense to move adam jones for billy hamilton at this point, or do you think I can catch up with this group?

    Currently my OF is:
    – Dyson
    – Adam Jones
    – Marte
    – Maybin
    – Souza

    I think I have enough power elsewhere.: Norris, Wieters, Crush, Devon Travis, Arenado, Tulo, Bogaerts, Machado and E5 are my other position players, and I’ve got a cushion in Rs, RBIs, HRs, etc

    thoughts? my b on the insanely long question. Thanks!

  135. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    I have Felix Hernandez in a keeper league but won’t be making the playoffs this year. I’ve been thinking about cutting Felix loose to try and get top value, and was just offered a first-round and third-round pick in next year’s draft.

    We have 16 teams with 5 keepers each, and these picks would be in the low middle of each round.

    Since it’s hard to explain the ins and outs of draft strategy for our specific league, though, I guess I’m wondering how much you think people should be looking to trade Felix this year. His season-long numbers look good, but there was that super rough patch. If I can get top keeper value, should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, I’d explore options, yeah

  136. HappyHarry1958 says:
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    Hey Grey, Would you trade away a) Grienke and Sandoval for Harvey and Votto, or b) Grienke and Moistasskis for Harvey and Votto…or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re dying for a 1st baseman, Harvey could be shut down though

  137. george st geeglan says:
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    so… pick back up corbin and drop cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @george st geeglan: pick up anybody over cingrani, send him to the WOP pile. dude was allowing doubles to s.castro/herrera/denorfia. some of you could even be convinced that i made up one of those names.

      • george st geeglan says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:

        whah, terrific dig there jo jo. its a keeper and both were looking very good before going down in 2k13. maybe ill go the smyly route.

        • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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          @george st geeglan: HOW ABOUT A KISS A KIKAIN FOR YOUR OL FRIEND GIL FAIZON!!!!!!! TONY IS TOO MUCH TUNA U DROP EM LIKE A BAD HABIT

          • george st geeglan says:
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            @ROTO OVERLORD:

            do you have fucking momento disease? cuz every 2 minutes, is there kids, is there a job? theres no job, theres too much tuna!

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @george st geeglan: see now isn’t that the sort of info (keeper) you should’ve included in the first place if it affects the answer ? yes or no. maybe i’m a mind reader, but not over the freakin’ internet, doubt Grey or anybody else is one either.

          • george st geeglan says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:
            i was asking grey the day before about the cingrani with the info about the keeper league.

  138. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    just noticed something, it sure looks like vince will be going back down anyway, right, with this kazmir thing. that would solve my roster jam and my who goes into 5th NA slot now dilemma.
    different league. 14 team h2h with losses.
    add
    cooney vs ATL tomorrow, vs COL
    peavy vs OAK tomorrow, vs MIL
    or erv S (who killed it today even as a -11 @ LAA), vs PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: he got some K’s back too, it looked good. there’s no way to stream one of the tomorrow’s and still get erv, he’ll be added soon in this league. HOU actually shows 7 SP right now, so mccullers might get screwed as well as vince to AAA, the glue factory model of scott feldman is back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where do you see Vince is going to Triple-A?

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Grey: i didn’t see that, but with feldman/kazmir around they have 6 SP. Unless they go 6 man i would think Mccullers isn’t sent down over Vince. Best option of course is just feldman to the glue factory, no matter how much of the windmill he put up (hint: he hasn’t anyway)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Feldman to long relief

              • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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                @Grey: did you read that somewhere? that is good idea.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, I’m just assuming since that’s the smartest move for them

  139. feats of mookie says:
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    Any issue dropping Rodon (23rd round keeper) and/or Duda (10th round keeper) in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues, but a 10th round keeper means nothing to me without more info

  140. Brilton Madley says:
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    Pederson for Puig who wins?
    one league a redraft
    One is keeper no salaries keep forever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  141. noooo says:
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    i know you’re not big on “big trades” but i’m in a keeper league and wanted to run one by you.

    keep 10 forever league:

    trade a $10 mccullers, $10 sano, $17 upton, kevin pillar, john jaso, and cody allen FOR $10 garret richards, $30 grienke, $20 yoenis cespedes, kenley jansen, and evan gattis

    I left out $ amounts on guys who i’d never consider keeping..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis side of trying to win this year

  142. John says:
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    10tm h2h in top third so I’m looking towards playoffs. Best trade or hold. Been liking schwarber cause 2 catcher lg he can fill in if Santana or gomes sit and also play of in yahoo but thinking trade him.

    A. Joc schwarber for Braun maybeca small throw in
    B. Schwarb n box for syndegaard pick up motte i ckd use an arm
    C. Schwarb for Calhoun but when Stanton back my OF may be but overkill

    D. Hold Stanton filks last of slit and schwarb fills in where needed or replaces cold bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun…Syndergaard…Calhoun

  143. Dommattingly says:
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    If Reyes misses time…drop KDavis, Grichuk, or Fowler for Lindor, Iglesias, or Suarez? 10 team H2H. Yuck!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis… Lindor

  144. John says:
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    What OF for next few weeks Fowler agarcia aoki choo melky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler, depends on needs

  145. Dommattingly says:
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    If Reyes doesn’t miss time…drop KDavis for Tucker? Keep Tucker over Werth from DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  146. JJ says:
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    Looking for a streamer for tomorrow
    Tillman @TB(Archer)
    Niese vs LAD(?)
    J.Nelson @ARI(Corbin)
    Corbin vs MLW(Nelson)
    Cooney vs ATL(Banuelos)
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooney

  147. JJ says:
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    I also am in need of another bat in my 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league. We only keep 10 so its doubtful any of these guys will be kept.Standard yahoo scoring.
    S.PISCOTTY
    T.HUNTER
    L.FORSYTHE
    D.PERALTA
    ME.CABRERA
    J.BOUR
    G.POLANCO
    J.DYSON
    J.KANG
    T.PLOUFFE
    D.SANTANA
    E.AYBAR
    N.CASTELLANOS
    J.SCHOOP
    A.EATON
    M.TRUMBO
    AV.GARCIA
    Sorry for the long list.
    Thanks for your help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need… Dyson, Castellanos

  148. John says:
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    Like Nola? How rank walker Hendricks latos Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks, Latos

  149. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Lindor or Kang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  150. Q says:
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    Assuming Uptons oblique is ok, him or Adam Jones ROS? Looking to trade one away for an ace if I can.

    Thx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, but I wouldn’t assume that

  151. JamesSImp says:
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    12 team keeper 5×5

    i give Liriano for sano/ cj wilson

    do it?

    • JamesSImp says:
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      @JamesSImp:

      sano has keeper value as a 22nd round draft pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano side

  152. greg says:
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    I may have to put Calhoun on my blunder drops for the year but at the time? I mean….he was meh at best.

    But now Desmond is heating up….another homer after your article today…Right now I have Sano at SS and the slumping Franco at 3b.

    Rank ROS, be bold, Desmond, Sano, Kang, Eugenio, Lindor….

    1) While your at it, Franco gonna break out? Or should I pick up one of the SS above and move Sano to 3rd….

    Still waiting on Miggy, Springer, Rendon, etc.

    (By the way, you talked me out of grabbing Schwarber! ;) It’s okay, Montero’s MRI hadn’t come in yet, but I had heard it didn’t look good…should have made a spec. grab…1st place team that’s kicking my rear this week grabbed him….ugh)…

    Hey, Happy Friday Eve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, Desmond… You too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and Franco has already broken out for a 22 year who was just called up

    • J-FOH says:
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      @greg: I was telling people to grab Schwarby before the MRI

      • greg says:
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        @J-FOH: It is always best to be concise, isn’t it? Okay, do you think Franco will start raking again. ;)

        J-FOH, yeah, well, it’s been a season of injuries….just glad to be staying close….When the dog days come, my starting rotation may start to really look good: Kluber, DeGrom, Archer, CMART, JoeFer, Erasmo….it already does, but some August is when pitcher regression fairies come home to roost….

        • J-FOH says:
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          @greg: he’ll be fine, you H2H guys have no patience with your bastard format

          • John says:
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            @J-FOH: J…trade joc n schwarb for Braun? Trade schwarber for syndergaard or hold the bats?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @John: no on the joc and schwarb deal, for me to say yes to schwarb for noah I need to know your staff

              • John says:
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                @J-FOH: carrasco pineda strasburg keuchel hamels walker hendricks

          • greg says:
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            @J-FOH: absolutely….starting to hate h2h

  153. goodfold2 says:
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    to replace caminero in 20 team with holds/net saves/HR allowed. best option. i have g.holland/wade/familia/hoover/pomeranz/caminero.
    options: vizcaino/dyson/hudson/mujica/tuivalalalala/schultz

    also, should i keep pomeranza over all those as well?

  154. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you think Edwin Encarnacion is still a lock for 30 HR in 2016? Have a chance to trade for him in a keeper league where I’d keep him in the 13th round in 2016.

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @The JoGarza:
      12-team H2H OBP league.

  155. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    man, sometimes those rotoworld guys are pretty good
    “Clayton Kershaw didn’t even come close to throwing a no-hitter while striking out 11 in a shutout of the Mets on Thursday.
    With everyone simply assuming he would go 27 up, 27 down against a comatose Mets lineup, Kershaw gave up three hits. THREE! He merely maintained the no-no into the seventh. It was the biggest letdown since the last time he faced the Mets on July 3 and gave up a run. Kershaw has pitched 26 scoreless innings with a 38/0 K/BB ratio in his last three starts, but we’re still pretty disappointed in him right now.”

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: and fiers is scaring the hell out of me, 3 XBH hits in 3 innings. kinda hoping for only 3 ER in like 5.66 innings now.

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: yep, he didn’t get that far, had a salazar game right there, million K’s, lots of hard contact.

  156. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey your lucky Hetal is living another day, my brooklyn squeeze has elevated her game. ROS who do you like Beltran Tucker Eaton Grichuk …….Rank em Rollins Hetal Pantera or Tom Landry

  157. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    I have a confession to make my fellow razzballers, I JUST ATE A $12 SALAD! it was better than I imagined

  158. John says:
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    Think I have the joc n schwarb for Braun trade almost set. This good deal or just OK? Think it reduces h2h risk for me? Just not sold

  159. Andy says:
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    Jimenez
    Or shoemaker
    Or Chavez
    ROS?
    Or Carter Capps
    (Pretty thick at rp)

  160. Frank Lopez says:
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    I am curious where Brantley ranks as an OF in your leagues. I play in a CBS 10-Team H2H league, and Brantley is the 5th highest scoring OF and 18th overall. I’m happy with the for the 15th overall pick in a league that has 5 Keepers position.

    So tell me the truth, did Michael cost you a playoff game last year or something? Did he hurt you? You seem awfully angry at a guy who is doing pretty well.

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