Daniel Murphy is the hottest homophobe since Kirk Cameron got three offers in one week for three different Christian movies, “A Behind…Left Behind,” “Groundhog’s Day Is For Satanists, God Makes The Seasons,” and “Make Me Dinner Woman, And No Leftovers.”  Daniel Murphy’s hotter than Kim Davis looks to lesbians looking for a challenge.  Daniel Murphy is hotter than Ted Nugent’s nougat, which he has to heat to 214 degrees to get the sugar to melt.  Yesterday, Murphy went 4-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer while hitting .398 on the year.  I’m not saying we need to throw Ted Williams’s head in the microwave to defrost, but we may want to leave it on the counter to slowly bring it to room temperature.  Okay, Murphy’s BABIP is absurdly high (.427), which means he’s hitting about a hundred points too high, so his average will come down.  He’s also not hitting for a ton of power, so it’s a good story right now for the MLB that their hottest hitter is a bigot — The Ghost of Ty Cobb, “That sounds rad.” — but it’ll end eventually.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Anthony Rendon – 0-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .231.  This oh-fer came when the Nats scored 13 runs.  Ticker tease!  Rendon has to be moved down the lineup at some point or it’s revealed Dusty is sitting on the bench with those glasses on that have wide open eyes pasted on them and he’s sound asleep.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  This comes on the heels of him signing the largest endorsement deal ever for a baseball player, a ten-year deal with Under Armour.  Crazy the clothing supplier for Medieval Times can afford that.

Billy Hamilton – Sat out again yesterday with a jammed thumb.  Thumb up the jam, thumb it up!

Ross Ohlendorf – 1 IP, 1 ER in the ninth, but ended the game with the Reds winning.  That’s right, he almost threw a clean inning while the Reds had a lead.  There’s no roof in Great American Ballpark for balloons to fall from, but if there were, balloons shaped like Tim Conway playing The Dorf would have fell.  I guess this means Ohlendorf is the closer, which is an endorsement like every elected Republican official has for Donald Trump.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He must’ve heard people starting to talk about dropping him.  Nice work, Eugeniuses!

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, while getting caught trying to steal 2nd.  When he stood up after being caught, would’ve been a good time for someone to Mystery Science Theater in Danny Glover from Lethal Weapon.

Zack Cozart – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .342 as he returned to action.  Somehow I drafted Cozart on about four different teams.  *raises the championship belt*  Only 2nd to my drafting of Matt Holliday five times.  *Nevada Gaming Commission takes away belt*

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Dan Straily – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  He reminds me of Chris Tillman in that Straily would be very useful in an NL-Only league (where Tillman would be same in AL-Only), but for mixed leagues, I’d expect mixed results.  Tillman is showing slightly better peripherals, but will have much worse matchups.  Was surprised to see the Stream-o-Nator bleh on Straily yesterday, must be due to the Giants, because it loves him for his next start vs. the Pirates, and I could see streaming him.

Joe Panik – Could return on Saturday.  Yesterday, he did agility drills for his groin.  Gives a whole new meaning to working the medicine balls.

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 9.00.  Peavy’s reaction to John Danks being designated for assignment:  gulp.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .323 with a .444 OBP.  Also in this game, Conor Gillaspie went 1-for-4 with his 1st homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said Brando ‘n Gillaspie was also how Marlon Brando was referred to on the set of The Freshman, because Brando would say gibberish followed by pie.

Tim LincecumGiants expressing interest in the former two-time Cy Young winner and three-time bong master.  Lincecum would slot in perfectly with Matt Cain and Peavy, thinks no one except Brian Sabean.

Domingo Santana – Scratched again with shoulder soreness.  His brother, Flamingo, said, “I don’t have shoulders.”

Hernan Perez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  I mentioned him on the last podcast as a guy I took a flyer on to get playing time while Scooter’s out in my NL-Only league.  This is not an endorsement of Perez.  More of a Cust kayin’.

Garrett Richards – Questionable for Friday’s start due to dehydration.  Hey, I’m no doctor, but has he tried to drink water?

Joe Smith – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  He entered the game in the eighth because, I can only assume, The Sciosciapath forgot Huston Street was hurt.

Rafael Ortega – 1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .294 and in the two-hole.  Ortega is hitting around .350 in the last week, has speed and won’t crack under the pressure of overflowing taco meat.

Hector Santiago – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  This was a tough matchup.  Remember, Miller and Coors, makes your P leave real quick.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Yawn.  Do something spectacular, you giant gilled-man.

Tyler Chatwood – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Cesar Vargas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This was a Pick ‘Em Up, as in no one has any idea who these pitchers are but they were in Petco and one team is terrible on the road and one is just terrible.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs as he hit leadoff.  Him on top of the order is Aledmys with me!

Mike Leake – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.03.  That is the new blech.  Mike Leake needs to call Mike Plumber cause shizz is broke.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-4, and his 3rd homer.  Delino who?  This is O’Shizz!

Ryan Howard – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  That’s one homer per $3.2 million.  Not too bad!

Jeanmar Gomez – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and his 1st blown save.  Are you saying a guy with a 5.4 career K-rate isn’t going to save 50 straight?  Geez, universe, not cool.

Corey Kluber – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  So, maybe selling him after his three awful starts into the year wasn’t the best move.  Oopsie for you!

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-3 as he hits .378.  He’s available in 40% of ESPN leagues.  In related news, Karabell owns 40% of ESPN leagues to fill up his virtual trophy shelf.

Felix Hernandez – 4 IP, 4 ER and 4 unearned.  Well, he didn’t walk anyone.  Well, Part II:  Don’t Fall In The Well 80’s Child, he only struck out one guy.  Well, Part III:  Dawn Wells Is Still Hot At 77, I told you not to draft F-Her, then I doubled up on that by saying to sell him last week.

Dae-Ho Lee – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer.  I saw the box score with D. Lee and was like, “That 7-foot Cubs first baseman is back?  That is awesome!”  Then I sucked my teeth and was like, “Dae-Ho!”  Save the ‘Should I pick him up’ drama for your mamas, he’s one of those LLAMAS.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 3rd steal.  I’m cyclops’ing this guy so hard because I love me some power/speed players.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .289 as he hit in the two-hole.  Would love to see the Mariners go with a top of the order of Marte/Martin, which sounds like Nutty Professor characters for the non-landlubbers.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, but-but-but he looked so good for the first four innings.  Yeah, I ain’t got time for bird sex, and I don’t have time for a rookie pitcher to figure it out.  I’m actively looking at waivers for a different pitchers to replace Manaea.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  This Semien shot came off F-Her.  Hehe.

Alex Rodriguez – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  A-Rod said the doctor prescribed rest, relaxation and Snapchatting with very manly women.

CC Sabathia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  After the game, in an awkward ceremony, Sabathia got the Budweiser, This Bud’s For You Player of the Game.  Too bad O’Doul’s only sponsors Little League.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-3, 1 run and his 2 steals (6, 7).  I believe this is the first time he’s stolen two bags in a game in over three years where it didn’t end with a pulled hamstring.  I’ll have to check.  *doesn’t check anything*  Yup, I’m right.

Clay Buchholz – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  That’s nice, I’d want to see at least three more before I went back in on him.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  El Grande Dolor!

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  Well, it wasn’t beautiful, but it wasn’t ugly either.  Basically, the absolute worst start he could’ve thrown to give you an idea if you should drop or hold him.

Steven Matz – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  For those of you in the back of the room, listen to the teams in the Mets’ division:  Marlins, Braves, Phils.  Even Harvey, with a fastball as existent as a giant imaginary rabbit, will be hard-pressed to not put up stellar numbers.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers.  Duda should take a cue from Encarnacion and round the bases with a bluebird on his shoulder.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I mentioned yesterday how Asdrubal hit a few balls hard, and now he squared up a homer.  The Ghost of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes would like a piece of that hot schmotato risin’!

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He’s on a 50 homer pace.  He’s not even 50 inches tall!

Carlos Correa – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Hey, someone found the connecting flight back into Living Up To The Hype-Ville, which is a terrible name.  Need to talk to its mayor, Bryce Harper.

Jason Castro – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many days.  That also gives Jason Castro’s mom two homers from her catcher slot.  Sadly, no one else benefited.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .231.  Member when he was a thing?  Chris Shelton does.

Justin Bour – Missed yesterday after dislocating his pinkie.  Check the end of your hand.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Only 41 more to go, hot buns!

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .329 as he stays in the leadoff slot, hitting almost .450 in the last week.  Not even owned in 50% of ESPN leagues.  Y’all moved on to fantasy badminton?

Jose Fernandez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  They say control is the last thing to return for a Tommy John surgery pitcher, and, right now, the last thing has not returned yet for Jo-Fer.

Rubby De La Rosa – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  Well, he was a streamer and he goes to Coors next, so that’s the Rubby.

David Peralta – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Didn’t buy the narrative in the preseason that Peralta was going to break out this year.  Still don’t.  He hits about as many fly balls as Denard Span and DJ LeMahieu.  Lowercase yay.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-4, 1 run.  He’s baaaaaaaahck.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .286.  I meant to say this yesterday but it banana peeled my mind.  Beltre got old.  I know, illuminating!  I was watching him hit the other day and he got into one that would’ve been a homer three years ago, and it was a lazy fly ball to the right fielder.  I’d be surprised if he gets to 20 homers.

Colby Lewis – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Hey, Lewis, where were you about 17 blurbs ago?  I could’ve used you in my Nutty Professor analogy.  Oh, well, you suck!  Or does he?!  The reversal question!  AH!!!  Um, yeah, Lewis isn’t very good.  His xFIP is near-5, and his K/9 minus BB/9 is under 4.  Belch.

Aaron Sanchez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  Looks like he’s on the verge of being a number one as soon as the 2nd half of this year.  It might not happen until next year, but it’s coming.

Erisbel Arruebarrena – Suspended for the season for failure to comply with the terms of his contract.  His contract explicitly said print and sign his name.  You can’t put Arru-something-something.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd game in a row with a homer, hitting .300.  For those who have been at this fantasy thing for an Urban Dictionary minute, which is actually a long time, you know that Pearce can get in the schmotato zone, said like the commercials for AutoZone.

Steven Souza – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, but left the game with a pectoral spasm.  That is the worst kind of -asm.

Brandon Guyer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Hey, it’s that Guyer from that thing.

Curt Casali – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Wow, the best thing that ever happened to me from drafting Mesoraco was losing him.  Thank you, you ugly *uckling!  Casali hit ten homers in only 38 games last year, so he has some power.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  For some reason, he turned into Tommy Milone whenever he had an 0-2 or 1-2 count yesterday.  You Smyly or you Smiloney?  Your choice, but make it fast!

Jason Heyward – Continues to be sidelined with a sore wrist.  And I’m on the sidelines pist.  His fly balls were already hist.  I’m thirsty, Cougs, hand me my Sierra Mist.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .260.  HR to the Rizzo!

Javier Baez – 3-for-5, 2 runs. hitting .341.  He’s benefited from playing with Heyward being out, but, once Heyward returns, Baez is just a four-letter word, as is won’t, and also play.

Jon Lester – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  How is no one stealing bases against Lester this year?  Did he just decide to add that element to his game?  Was he just too lazy previous years?  Was it a New Year’s resolution?  I need to know!

Juan Nicasio – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners and three more unearned runs.  Ray Searage watching Nicasio is like explaining the baseball term ‘shagging flies’ to a Brit.  They understand the words, but they just think it’s insect sex.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-3, hitting .300 with a .405 OBP, as he batted eighth.  In related news, Clint Hurdle is off his meds.  “Hello, man wondering the streets in front of my house that is muttering to himself, do you own Polanco?  No?  You are Clint Hurdle?  I should’ve known.”  I wish Hurdle were running for the Republican nomination so Trump could come up with some derogatory name for him that isn’t really catchy, but he repeats 10,000 times until the country makes it catchy.  How about Dopey Clint?  Stupidin’ Clint?  Spazzin’ Clint?  WTF, Clint?!

 
  1. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Do you think it is a good time to grab a RP in case Jeanmar Gomez loses his job? Bailey or Neris?

    Also, would you drop Matt Moore after his recent outings or hold?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Harper’sBetterThanTrout: Neris for speculative saves. Plus his K-rate is higher than Betances. League leading K-rate right now he’s ranked inside the top 100

    • TheOne says:
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      @Harper’sBetterThanTrout:

      Neris, pick him up immediately! This guy’s splitter is unhittable!! He will finish top 5 RP by end of season, hes that good! I would straight up drop Jeanmar at this point as its only a matter of time. Phillies are prepping Neris, the job is his. Trust!

      • Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m OK in pitching. Sanchez. Matz. Mad Bum, Strasburg, Scherzer, Hendricks.

        So, I was thinking V Martinez, Deshields, Pillar. Runs is what I need

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ‘What’s available,’ and you list what you have?

          • Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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            @Grey:

            V Mart, DeShields, Pillar, Rich Hill, Jay Bruce, Volquez, Markakis

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hill

  2. Andrew says:
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    You know Dae-Ho hit those 2 HRs against righties, right? ;)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Andrew: but he only played from manaea being an L.

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @goodfold2: but yeah, if that continues he could be valuable, lind hasn’t done anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Yeah, he plays vs. lefties though

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Nice write-up, loved it. Driver slow coming to the hotel, AGAIN! I swear if you don’t push, things NEVER get done here.

    a. In a 40-team NL-only league, where you ABSOLUTELY have to have C-mart pinch run, I still wouldn’t want Ohlendork! He’s just awful.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 5)

    Mr Coleman: ‘I blacked out- I, um I can’t remember anything.’
    Horatio: ‘Okay. Listen, um I don’t want you to worry about it, all right, Mr. Coleman, because I (queue the sunglasses) I’ll be your memory.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: You have a driver? Wow, fancy! A. Ha B. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Ha! I don’t have A driver. There’s a duty driver who’s supposed to come pick me up with the rest of the staff in the vicinity. So, technically you’re right. It’s not my driver but a driver of like 20. There I said it, thank you.

        b. Otherwise, temperature today got into the 110 F territory. Hot stuff, part deux!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. They’re called chauffeurs B. Lucky Garrett Richards isn’t there!

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!!

            This is like a never-ending Trevor Story!

            a. While I’m griping….the TV in the hotel room only has French programming. All of it is synchronized / voiced over in French from English. American movies (like Top Gun) voiced over in French. Non bien! One channel in English…CNN, of course, so I can hear Trump say the following.

            ‘We’re losing the war against ISIS. We’re losing the trade war. We’re going to win big league!’

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Big league!

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                a. That’s the quote we need to hear repeated 1000 times daily! Big League! Fatt Adams could be Big League. So could Moobs Butler.

                b. Btw, is Moobs Butler still playing somewhere? I haven’t seen or heard from or of him in like forever.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s on the A’s on his ass

  4. muskysmell says:
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    “Remember, Miller and Coors, makes your P leave real quick”

    LOL…cleverest line of the day…keep up the good work.

  5. ferris says:
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    Start Joe Ross at ChC in a low max IP league?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @ferris: If you do you have bigger balls than me lol

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @ferris:

      I am starting him . Cubs are hitting .212 at home and their lineup barely knows Ross. This time i would start him, if they had to meet up again, it would be another story.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Moscowitz: Do it.

  6. BraveArnie says:
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    hey Grey, thanks for the great stuff!
    16 team, h2h, 6 keepers, is it time to drop soler for a streamer pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BraveArnie: Thanks! A streamer? Is it a 3 OF league? Do you have 3 solid OFs?

  7. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    us in AL only’s very happy to see castro lately, we were close to grabbing suzuki, except his OBP is even worse and no homer upside, but did drop castro for barnhart in near-similar deep leagues

    1. keep holding d.norris in same AL only (QS over wins), hoping pelfrey/fulmer gets demoted soon? only other options are duffey/sabathia. dropped buchholz for norris, quickly waivered up. or could just bat stream for off days (delino getting screwed lately). h2h, 7 moves per week.

    2. stick with hughes in 20 teamer with QS or grab cashner? 67 moves left on year. d.norris owned here too, even without NA slot.

    3. another deep league, no moves limits. drop fiers for which of wisler/straily/graveman? QS here too.

    4. worried about fiers losing job soon, even in dynasties turn to straily? K/9 in play. have darvish/cobb for this spot when first of them gets back.

  8. WalkOffBomberooskis says:
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    To be fair to Daniel Murphy, up until very recently the large majority of Christians would have publicly agreed with his statement of loving them as people but disagreeing with the lifestyle.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @WalkOffBomberooskis: supporting anything that allows people to think it’s their concern to “disagree with somebody else’s lifestyle” in any kind of way that affects those other people would be the issue, either the actual tenets of an ethos (which i’m pretty sure isn’t any part of actual “Christianity”, no matter what % of it’s claimed adherents think this) or the persons involved being the issue here. Being up somebody’s ass (either literally or idealogically) without their consent isn’t a good thing, at least to decent people, and this wasn’t any different in any era of time.

      • WalkOffBomberooskis says:
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        @The Harrow: Well I think people are free to disagree with someone else’s lifestyle, the problem exists when they try to regulate that lifestyle. If a gay man said he disagreed with the heterosexual lifestyle, I would find that 100% ok of him to say. But if he then said that he wants to make it illegal, that would of course be a problem. It is a fundamental necessity of democracies that we tolerate lifestyles we don’t personally approve of, and Daniel Murphy seemed to be doing just that.

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    Um, I think you should take a look at Chatwood’s four road starts this year (inc one at Cubs)

    29 IP, 1ER, 21/5 K/BB

    As “must own” as any Rockies pitcher could be.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Snag: You just know that the regression fairies are already waiting at the ballpark for Chatwood’s next road start..

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Snag:

      1.Shatwood is Poo
      2. I wouldn’t own a Roxies pitcher if I was in charge of managing your team
      3. There is no 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snag: You’re gonna bench a guy every time he’s home? Bleh

  10. Big Sexy says:
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    Odubel or delino? Drafted delino.

    I’m dead last in steals (SAGNOF?) and second in hr runs rbi and average and second to last in all pitching cats (and save are bad due to sagnof also).

    Should I pick up villar? I can drop pence conforto or odubel/deshizz

    I have cingrani for saves (after drafting hoover) what should i do about that?

    Pitching I have cole, degrom, smyly, matz, gausman, severino, mccullers (DL), nicassio, odorizzi, berrios (dropped wainwright), Madson, cingrani, K-Rod, gregerson. Should I drop anyone? Anyone to target in the FA market? A.J griffen, waingwright, steven wright, roark are available. I streamed colon’s start against the braves do i keep him for the padres also?

    • Big Sexy says:
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      @Big Sexy: to be clear i would have to pick 3 of the 5 pence conforto, odubel, delino or villar

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Big Sexy: Pence, Conforto, Odubel… Roark over Cingrani

    • Big Sexy says:
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      @Big Sexy: @Big Sexy: Other pitchers avaliable are teheran, estrada, eickhoff.

  11. Dusty Baker says:
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    I drafted Jose fernandez and harvey in NL Only 5×5 ———- Iglesis next, then Nola ,Matz, Corbin, and Valesquez and Nicasio —————already traded Corbin for a closer ———- How long you think before they announce harvey has dead arm ? Harvey and JoFer both having troubles getting past the 5th innings ——–I think they should allow those lil green pills that used to sit in bowls around the clubhouse back in my playing days – you know when pitchers threw 300 innings a year, 200 K’s and 25 complete games out of 35 starts – and went every 4th day . I tell you what these kids now-a-days- make more money in a season than I did my entire career, and have no clue what the term “gamer” is let alone a complete game ————-maybe we should let them smoke and drink beer in the dugouts again — something has to change ———————loved the right up- I needed a laugh — Thanks – Brah — DB

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Lay off of the Angel, Dusty ?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Good stuff there DB! I am all for Booze, cigs, and greenies, whatever it takes to keep these millionaires happy and get them past the 5th inning..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Haha… yeah, I think the dead arm announcement is coming

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Dusty Baker: they also throw harder on nearly every pitch now, and often aren’t well rounded bodies, while at the same time lifting so many weights that the pressure on said arms is even worse, and since most of them are much bigger than yesteryear even worse for the physics on the arms. and most of them have been ONLY pitchers for much longer than guys in those years (main cause of the “not well rounded bodies”). plus it’s harder to do HGH/speed than back then too.

      • Dusty Baker says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Check out the history of Walter “Night Train” Johnson ———— some say he threw the hardest pitch of all time. No radar guns back then, but only film footage to “guestimate” the speed. Another up until the mid 1970s. a lot of players worked second jobs during the off seasons — It is amazing of the durability of the old timers. Of course back then there were no guarunteed contracts, so If you claimed to be hurt, you were replaced . Bob Gibson threw B-Bs …………… check out his 1968 season stat line .
        Bob Gibson 1968 Season Pitching Stats
        Date W L Sv ERA IP SO H ER R HR BB IBB WP HBP BK
        1968 Yearly Totals 22 9 0 1.12 304.2 268 198 38 49 11 62 6 3 7 0
        Not too mention his World Series appearance that year

        Date / Box Opponent W L Sv ERA IP SO H ER R HR BB IBB WP HBP BK
        10-02-1968 vs Tigers 1 0 0 0.00 9.0 17 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
        10-06-1968 at Tigers 1 0 0 0.50 9.0 10 5 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
        10-10-1968 vs Tigers 0 1 0 1.67 9.0 8 8 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
        World Series Totals W L Sv ERA IP SO H ER R HR BB IBB WP HBP BK
        2 1 0 1.67 27 35 18 5 5 1 4 1 0 0 0

        I know it was arguably one of the best single season performances ever, but, my point is this guy pitched for 24 years in the Major leagues , after 2 years in the minors ————- modern day medicine might save a career, but it sure doesnt give value on the buck. I guess thats where the big TV contracts come in too play ;)

  12. Eric says:
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    Rank order: Kennedy, J Ross, Tillman

    Neris worth a pickup?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Eric: Ross, Tillman. I pick up Neris if you are not dropping anybody important to your team..

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Eric: yeah for Tillman if you’re chasing saves. I wouldn’t roster Tillman but that’s me. He plays in the worst division and is one start away from getting hammered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with MP

  13. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! Technotronic is Thursdays ear worm, see ya later Upton Girl. Also, since Curt Casali has been fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better than expected, I suggest we now refer to him as “The Psycho Killer”.

  14. Making it up says:
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    You’re reaching a bit with the belt blurb- but otherwise good job. You always need to find the right balance between trying too too hard and trying too too too hard.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Making it up: I didn’t know you had a fantasy vlog and a loyal following? Till then just enjoy the free content & keep scrolling.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Bye Felica: ^ What he said.^

  15. Bye Felica says:
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    Jaso leading off over Polanco makes about as much sense as Donald Trump leading America back to greatness.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bye Felica: Hurdle is pissed, he missed out on Polanco in his FB draft and grabbed Jason instead, hence the lineup card..

      Seriously, Polanco hitting 8th is just STUPID!

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: So is the idea of Drumpf leading America back to the promised land with Sarah Palin.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Bye Felica: at least Sarah Palin was hot.

      • claw dog says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I’m gonna go ahead and assume its because Polanco is hitting .158 against lefties

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Bye Felica: Jaso is the Dread Pirate, he needs to be recognized.

    • True and Correct says:
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      @Bye Felica: Yeah , Criminal, Incompetent Killary sounds like your Man. God help us.

  16. Adam says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Nola, Gausman,hill,moore,hammel.Eickoff
    Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Adam: You can’t but my picks are Hill, Nola, Gaus,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Hill, Nola

  17. Bread n Mustard says:
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    So much hate for the hot Murphy.

    I usually stay away from all Rockies pitchers like they are radioactive but would you consider adding Jon Gray in a two start week when he is pitching on the road? (H2H-12-Standard)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bread n Mustard: The ONLY time you want to use Gray is on the road. He has great stuff and serious upside. Just needs a new home ballpark.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bread n Mustard: I’d want to see more from Gray before I threw him out there. He’s hasn’t been the definition of consistency

  18. Petey says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Time to drop Rendon or still hold? Available off wire, Moustakas, KSeager, Villar, Tomas, Baez, Turner. In a 10 team H2H points league. Thx!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Petey: I’d grab Moose.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Petey: What position are you replacing? 3rd or 2nd base?

      • Petey says:
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        @Bye Felica:
        Either 2B or 3B….I have Carpenter, Segura, Lindor, Lawrie…so maybe 3B? Thx much!

  19. Hey-oh! says:
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    Nice write up Grey!

    Who would you say is the worst out of Adam Jones, Jason Heyward, and Michael Brantley?

    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Hey-oh!: IMO, I would say Jones.

  20. Strolg says:
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    There should be a term for when your pitcher is cruising to the Ivictory Coast and they yank him after 4 2/3. I’m looking at you Fiers.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Strolg: Premature Eject-ulation

    • Strolg says:
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      @Strolg: The Gib (Cussack’s character in The Sure Thing)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: That’s the worst! We should have a term for it

    • Scott says:
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      @Strolg: Yeah, I hated that!

  21. Bye Felica says:
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    We need Sweet Sugar Cain prayer octagon.
    Hommmmmmmmmmm!

  22. Wowm says:
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    10 team keep forever league

    $10 goldy/ $14 Mazara/ tanner Roark for $10 springer/ $18 matz

    $10 goldy/ $16 Taiwan walker/$14 Mazara and Liriano for $10 springer/ $30 Stanton/ $10 Rodon

    $14 Mazara and Taiwan walker for $10 springer

    Thanks

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Wowm: Goldy side
      Goldy side
      Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wowm: Agree with BF

  23. G says:
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    Hey Grey. Couple quick questions.

    Peralta and Suarez we’re recentl dropped in my league. Either of them worth adding as my utikity/bench, dropping Delino?

    I was also thinking of dropping Manaea and looking to pick up Taillon. Hold? Go for it? Use it as a streamer spot?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Suarez, stream for now SP

  24. Wowm says:
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    Liriano, Nola, or Roark ROS

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wowm: Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wowm: Agree with Cram

  25. Micah says:
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    Help me out here. Should I trade Park for Maeda? Also, is McHugh going to rebound or should I send him packing?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Micah: Lose Mchugh and stream his spot

    • Cram It says:
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      @Micah: Forget McHugh. Stream the spot and there’s your Maeda.

      • Micah says:
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        @Cram It: So don’t trade Park then?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Micah: Not for Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Micah: Agree with Cram

  26. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    1. 10 team redraft with OPS. With Dee, Pollock and Blackmons toe do you feel Revere has more value for SB than normal in a roto format?

    2. I have Kemp, Jup, Marte, Yelich and Saunders in a 5 outfield lineup. Would you rather have Kris, Ozuna or Revere over one of the above? Thanks.

  27. Wywyz says:
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    Drop Schoop for Danny Santana?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Wywyz: no idea of league size. Go for it, ride the hot bat.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Wywyz: If you need steals, sure.

  28. Whiskey T says:
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    Computer briefly went offline during draft and autodrafted I Carlos Gomez. He’s been a virus on my team ever since. In a 10 team points league can I finally drop him for Castellanos? Thanks again!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Whiskey T: I wouldn’t but it’s your team.

  29. TheOne says:
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    ”  He’s available in 40% of ESPN leagues.  In related news, Karabell owns 40% of ESPN leagues to fill up his virtual trophy shelf”

    Hshsgsgsbsgahahahshsg!!!!!!! I love it

  30. Fungazi says:
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    They gonna release another suspension tomorrow, who’s is going to be? I’m thinking they nail A-rod again or maybe another unexpected, under the radar guy like a Dozier type.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fungazi: I’m putting my money on Murphy. I really hope it’s him.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Cram It: Oooo good choice. The 31-yr old late boomer!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Fungazi: Vetard strength!

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Fungazi: “There are also more positives coming, sources said, but no big names.” from ESPN. so what qualifies as a big name? Someone they mention once, twice a week?

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Todd25: Maybe like another Collabello type

        • Rice says:
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          @Fungazi: It’s actually going to be Billy Hamilton and we are all going to realize that without the juice he’s 6’0″ / 98 lbs.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Fungazi: jd mart or murphy or maybe even walker (neil)

  31. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    “he did agility drills for his groin. Gives a whole new meaning to working the medicine balls”. Grey you crack me up, question; why are they called medicine balls?

  32. Chris says:
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    I was offered Prince Fielder for my Neris (he has Jeanmar and obv freaking out).

    Fielder would rotate in Util with Trumbo & Parra. Seems insane to pick up a top-100 bat for a “maybe” closer I just got off waivers … but I have 0 closers right now, is this a no-brainer accept regardless?

    The big issue is that 7 of our 12 managers are trade black holes and refuse to do anything (and are hoarding closers), so I’m trapped with a lot of trade chips and no way to acquire one other than waiting out on 2nd-in-line guys.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Chris: Really? Lol

      • Chris says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        Yeah, I know… I can’t believe I’m struggling with this. But if Fielder does less than Trumbo he’s worthless anyway.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Chris: how you figure? Flip one for needs. I traded Trumbo and Velasquez for Cain Tuesday after his 2hr game. Or keep Neris if you want, Id take Fielder.

          • Chris says:
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            @Bye Felica:

            I totally agree but flipping is increasingly difficult in a league where 7 out of 12 managers refuse to trade. In a vacuum I wouldn’t even be asking this question I’d be fist pumping the addition of Fielder.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: If you have zero closers right now, one maybe closer isn’t going to help you. If you don’t want Fielder, make a trade that can actually help you.

      • Chris says:
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        @Cram It:

        Yes, that makes too much sense. I’ve already pulled off a bunch of trades with this same manager, I’m sure he has someone I want back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d take Fielder

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris:

      So I accepted Fielder and immediately flipped him for Starlin Castro & Kendrys. I needed a 2B and wanted Castro since day 1. Good return for a Free Agent!

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Chris: I would want Neris.

  33. Gregarious says:
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    Hey man…great work as always! Happy Murphy owner here in a 6×6 league (OPS) but looking to sell high before he regresses and maybe acquire more power (and yeah, you’ve heard this from me before…sorry!). What kind of deal should I be targeting?

    Rest of my team looks like this:

    C: Vogt
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Pedroia
    3B: Lawrie
    SS: K Marte
    MI: Murphy
    CI: Yunel Escobar
    OF: Trout
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Piscotty
    Util: Piscotty
    Bn: Souza
    Bn: Cozart
    Bn: Danny Valencia

    Thanks Grey!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Gregarious: I’d target a team that wants him on their team first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gregarious: You could use an infielder, maybe Votto?

  34. Bill says:
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    8-Team 5 X 5 with OBP. Drop Rusmus, Eaton and/or Souza for any of the following: Castellanos, Park, K. Davis, C. Santana, M. Saunders, Reddick or Gallo

    • Bill says:
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      @Bill: I would say that HRs and RBI are my biggest need.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Bill: Rasmus for Park or Davis would be my choice. I own both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Rasmus for Davis, Eaton for Castellanos

  35. feel the Burn says:
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    Hey Guys,

    I just want to make sure I am not taking Crazy Pills. I have never done a points league and have always done Roto but thought I would give it a try this year. Standard Points for Batters but pitchers points are the following:
    Wins : 5
    Loss: 3
    Saves: 3
    Outs: 1 pt each
    Complete Games; 5
    Shutouts: 5
    Strikeouts: 1
    GIDP: +2
    Quality Start : 2
    Hits; -1
    Earn Runs: -1
    HR; -1
    Walks; -.5
    Hit Batter -1
    Blown Saves: -3
    here’s the pickle, I just traded K. Jansen (68.5 pts thus far) for Justin Upton. People in the league are bitching that I got ripped off and threatening to veto. I can stream Pom (97.5pts), Aaron Sanchez (113pts), Roark (119.5pts) in my two RP positions and stream the rest of my pitching staff. In this format, the best closer is just average. Am I missing anything? I actually think I got a sweet deal and that Upton is just heating up.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @feel the Burn: If they veto it I wouldn’t play in the league anymore. I never liked playing in points leagues

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Bye Felica: Sounds fair to me. Leagues where teams veto trades that aren’t obvious conspiracy need not be joined again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @feel the Burn: Sounds like a fair trade; I’d want Upton, but it’s not lopsided

  36. SPORTnotPOLITICS says:
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    Pretty sure you don’t know what the definition of bigot is….

  37. Brian Sennott says:
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    Thoughts on a straight up trade between Gausman and Vince Velasquez. 10 team keepers.

  38. swatty06 says:
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    About a week or so ago (Before J.T. got hot) I dropped Realmuto for Perez. Would you drop Salvador Perez for J.T. Realmuto now or ride it out with Perez?

  39. Clint says:
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    I modeled my 1st year 14 team h2h pts dynasty league rules mostly on the Razznasty one Mike posted back in late January. I’m encountering some pushback so I’m wondering how the commish there deals with minor slots enforcement. How are you balancing the grace period of 5 days to get a guy in the right slot (be they coming up or going down) to get their roster straight & if they don’t what occurs?

    I’m using Fantrax & they have a set up to trigger roster violations if the 8 minor slots are not filled completely, taking away points for however long a team allows that to go on, but they do NOT have a setting that does the same if a guy is in a minors slot that shouldn’t be there anymore so I’m having to go back & trigger the same penalties & people are complaining. Seems to be the same old ‘we don’t have time to keep up with this schizz’ excuses (which I will NEVER buy in the age of smartphones w/apps & notifications, myself). The league’s a free one so maybe that’s a problem but the rules were spelled out ahead of time in those regards I feel like tough schizz. Am I wrong & what can I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Why not ask Ralph who is in the Razznasty?

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Will do. Sorry, I thought you were in it and/or commish’d it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, not in it

  40. Happyharry says:
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    Good work as always..12 team H2H, 6X6. ROS, Schoop or Rendon? Thanks!

  41. Relsh says:
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    Dude that Joe Smith line killed me, I’m now convinced that’s what happened.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Relsh: Yeah that’s spot on! “Hi bullpen, it’s Scioscia. Gimme Huston. He’s what? News to me! Ok Joe you’re going back out there.”

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: So true. haha… truth is “I had a pretty good feeling from the start that I was going to somehow get multiple innings today because of how much everyone else was used,” Smith said. “We had no choice, I felt.”
        but i like the scosiapath reasoning better.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  42. Westy says:
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    How would u rank the following in a 5×5 H2H league?

    Pujols
    Puig
    Gardener

  43. Chad Bowling says:
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    Should I deal
    my Saunders, Franco and Salazar
    for
    his Forsythe, D. Peralta, Ventura and McGee

    C: molina
    1b: Rizzo
    2B: empty (just traded diaz in pending trade)
    3B; Seager
    SS; Semien
    OF: Marte, J.D, Heyward
    UTIL: Myers, Franco
    BN: Saunders

    SP: Kluber, Salazar, Cueto, Matz, Rodon, Severino, Pineda, deScalafani, McCullers (DL)
    RP: Jepsen, Shaw, Dyson, Street, Boxberger (DL)

  44. I am the Walrus says:
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    Deep pitching league…Wisler or Karns?

  45. stoopid says:
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    Looking to fill the end of my rotation. 10 team mixed.

    Are any of these guys worth rostering or just stream that position:

    Hahn, Wright, Griffin…

    • Cram It says:
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      @stoopid: Stream. None of these guys should be rostered all season in a 10 teamer. Maybe Hahn, but too early to tell.

  46. J-Money says:
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    Grey,

    No questions today. Just wanted to give some ‘spect where ‘spect is due. Great write up!

  47. 740 says:
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    wus goody Grey?

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    drop a player for Santana or stay put?
    heres my team

    C Welington Castillo, Ari C
    1B Jose Abreu, CWS 1B, DH
    2B Robinson Cano, Sea 2B
    3B Maikel Franco, Phi 3B
    SS Francisco Lindor, Cle SS
    2B/SS Jean Segura, Ari SS, 2B  DTD
    1B/3B Albert Pujols, LAA 1B, DH
    OF Mike Trout, LAA OF
    OF Kris Bryant, ChC 3B, OF
    OF David Peralta, Ari OF
    OF Odubel Herrera, Phi OF
    OF Marcell Ozuna, Mia OF
    UTIL Jonathan Villar, Mil SS

    Bench Miguel Sano, Min DH, OF

    thanks bruh!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @740: Hold, you have enough speed.

      • 740 says:
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        @Cram It:

        thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Agree with Cram

  48. Prince George says:
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    Hey Grey, great job once again. Love your work and insight. In a 12 team, H2H, points keeper what’s the rank (position doesn’t matter): Odor, Mazara, Castellanos, Trumbo? Thanks!

  49. Mr. Irrelevant says:
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    So I am one of the “Eugeniuses” and dropped Suarez for Jordy Mercer before yesterday. I’m in a 12 team points league.

    Keep Mercer or go back to Suarez?

  50. Pitching woes... says:
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    Waino, Hahn, Tillman, Nicasio, Neris all out there got a favorite?

  51. Eric Hardison says:
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    Drop Fiers for Volquez or Nelson?

  52. Phil of the Future says:
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    Hey, BB
    Erasmo stole my win yesterday. I thought Smyly got a pretty quick hook from Cash. I am disappoint!
    You’re right though. He was ahead of everyone all day and just wasn’t putting him away. Frustrating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: That was actually Sky’s call, I just transcribed… I am the world’s muse, angels sit on my fingertips

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: They sure do, bud. Speaking of Angels, I could really use that Richards start against the Rays. Any chance he starts over the weekend? You hearing anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haven’t heard a thing yet… When I hear, you’ll be the first to know (assuming you read the post first where I write about it)

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Naturally!

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @Phil of the Future: he had 6 K’s, wasn’t like this was a phil hughes K line there.

  53. Brian says:
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    in a dynasty league, would you trade brendan rodgers for benintendi if you already have correa, machado, and story to play at SS?

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @Brian: or just stick with correa/machado, trade story for benintendi + more, and watch in 2 years when story’s job is completely gone by somebody with actual prospect grade.

  54. Project Merkin says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Just made my Upton trade, thus I think my team is finally complete. I’m in first, but are there any changes you’d make at the moment? I think Upton solves my power problem, even though I’m doing pretty well so far in that category. 5×5 Roto 10 Team. I traded Salazar for Upton, hoping I didn’t hurt my SP too badly.

    C – Gomes (streaming at this point)
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Lawrie
    SS – Corey Seager
    3B – Arenado
    CI – Longoria
    MI – Segura
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Marte
    OF – Polanco
    UTIL – Justin Upton
    UTIL – Deshizz
    BENCH – B Hamilton
    BENCH – Villar
    SP – Jo-Fer
    SP – Matz
    RP – Kimbrel
    RP – D Roberstson
    P –S Casilla
    P – Jeanmar Gomez
    P – K Jepson
    Bench – Roodon
    BENCH – Nola
    BENCH – Roark

    -Merkin

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: But…maybe in the future? That response was too cryptic for me, Leftward Sloping Penis. What am I missing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I’d hold for now, maybe in the future I won’t hold, your pitching looks like it could become iffy

  55. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I didn’t even think about Carlos Rodon as a potential drop because of his upside. You think he’ll be replacement level in a 10 team league? I am lacking a streaming spot since I’m carrying 2 bench bats in Chris Carter and Brett Lawrie / Jason Kipnis

    I have been so worried about my bats, that I didn’t realize how bad my pitching has been: Cole, Rodon, Berrios, Walker, Salazar, Archer, Allen, Tolleson, Rodney, Colome, and Jepsen. I have lost the “Loss” category every week, while only winning ERA and WHIP just once.

    Do I drop Kipnis / Lawrie / Carter / Rodon for a daily streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: You don’t need two bench bats, lose Lawrie or Kipnis, dealer’s choice

  56. Alex H says:
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    Yeah I gave up on Leake a couple of starts ago – I guess a great spring training with fantastic K/BB numbers doesn’t translate all the time.

    Also I’m stoked about Belt! I’m hoping he goes on one of those power tears soon. I just wish that Bruce Bochy would stop batting matt duffy in the 3 hole.

  57. PHIL says:
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    Derek Norris is killing me. Should I drop him and pick up Soto or Castro or Casali or stick with Norris?

    • Cram It says:
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      @PHIL: Frankencatcher!

      • PHIL says:
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        @Cram It: HELP WHICH ONE?

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @PHIL: i feel ya there, but watch for needed at bats in leagues like that (notices casali IS in fact getting lots of those now, thought they had big time 3 way platoon with rene russo/conger/casali over there)

  58. claw dog says:
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    So how unsustainable do you think Castellanos’ avg is? I noticed you mentioned Murphy’s is unsustainable, but Nick has an even higher BABIP of .455. I have him and love what he’s doing, but that BABIP scares me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @claw dog: Yeah, he’s a .270 hitter

  59. Zeus says:
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    Under Armour signed Harper huh? Basically it’s the new logo brand for douches so this isn’t surprising. Why do douches always flock to some new over sized logo? Do their marketing departments actively seek out the douche market with as much contempt for their idiocy as Donald Trump does for the white trash of America? I’m thinking yes.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zeus: A word about Under Armour. It’s a Maryland based company created in the mid 90’s by a former Maryland special teams player. He started the company in his grandmother’s basement, spending his days driving around selling apparel out of the back of his trunk. It’s pretty impressive to rise to this level, competing with the likes of Nike, etc.

      That said, the guy could still be a douche.

      • Zeus says:
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        @Cram It: I don’t blame them for exploiting the douche market. However pretty much everyone I see wearing it is a douche.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Zeus: #NEVERHILLARY

      • Rice says:
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        @Phil of the Future: I have 20 over the internet dollars that Zeus is a disgruntled Nike exec.

  60. Wilsonian says:
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    1) These guys are my RPs – Rosenthal, Rondon, Tolleson, Gregerson, Zeigler, Betances.

    Do I dump Zeigler for Neris? I’m thinking that’s a yes.

    2) Tanaka hit the WW. Do I make a claim and drop any of the following for him: Roark, Rodon, Gausman?

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

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Wilsonian: Neris should be added. Although it wouldn’t surprise me if they keep him in the 8th inning role and give Bailey a shot when Jeanmar loses the gig which will happen by the end of May. I would drop Rodon…his next few starts are tough @tex, @nyy.

  61. Pu$$y Control says:
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    In a holds league, do you think Erasmo Ramirez has more value as a reliever or a starter. He got his 5th win last night. There is talk of him starting on Sunday when the Rays need a 5th starter. This could also be an opening for Snell to get the call although it looks like he’s been struggling at AAA since his demotion.

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: thanks for update on TB deal, snell was only SP callup to be lights out completely (no ifs/buts) on his start so far. i’ll be ready to jump again if it’s snell.

  62. happygillmore says:
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    Grey,
    ROS…Cozart or Semien? Thanks.

  63. SpecialFNK says:
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    which 3B will be better the rest of the season, Maikel Franco or Evan Longoria?

    Longoria was dropped last week in a public league, and I picked him up. I already have Franco for 3B. I could trade one of them to help me elsewhere and would hang onto which ever one was going to be better.

    • Cram It says:
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      @SpecialFNK: Oh public league, you fickle beast.

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Cram It:
        this league is more for fun, but I’m currently in 1st and still want to win.
        I’m also in a 16 team keeper league, also in 1st in that league.

        for what it’s worth this is my team.
        CA- Grandal. 1B- Rizzo. 2B- Cano. 3B- Franco. SS- Villar.
        OF- Conforto. OF- Granderson. OF- Pederson. UT- Longoria. UT- Ozuna.
        BN- Hamilton, Harrison, Burns.
        SP- deGrom. SP- Smyly. RP- Rondon. RP- Papelbon.
        P- Cischek. P- Jepsen. P- Matz. P- Garcia.
        BN- Hammel, Hendricks.

  64. Knucks says:
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    Villar, Ketel, Lawrie, Lemahieu

    Need to keep 3 to start

    Who gets dropped? Thanks Grey.

  65. Alex says:
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    Would you take Piscotty over Peralta?

    Other options are Melky, Ozuna, Herrera…

    It’s an 8 team league, so there are options on options on options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Ozuna or Odubel, depends on needs

  66. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Juggling a buttload of Friday starts (6!) in my H2H league this week. Leaning towards sitting one of Pineda (vs. BOS) and Hamels (@ DET). Streamonator likes Pineda more but both have been booty lately. Should I run both of them out there or is there an obvious benching here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  67. Joe says:
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    Oh boy a trifecta! Pick between the following! Would you drop?

    J.Harrison for Cozart or Drury?

    Corbin for Ohlendorf?

    McCullers for Tillman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart…Corbin…McCullers

  68. Shark says:
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    My Archer for his JD? OBP & QS keeper league.

    I’m hedging cause I’m near last in ERA, WHIP & QS.

    My staff would be Degrom, Liriano, Rodon, Nola, Porcello, Giolito.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  69. Machado About Nothing says:
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    Pick 2 for a 10-team keeper league.

    Matt Moore, Rich Hill, Aaron Sanchez, Drew Pomeranz, Trevor Bauer, Francisco Liriano, and Juan Nicasio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Liriano

  70. The discarded head of Ted Williams says:
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    Hi!

    Straily or chacin in a 5×5 roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  71. Wudaben says:
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    I have Story and Diaz and am looking to unload Diaz for an up and coming pitcher, someone like in your Sanchez comment that is on the verge of being an ace. Can you rank these few guys as to who you think will have more value the rest of this season: Smyly, Nola & Aaron Sanchez? Is Diaz more valuable? The Rest of season rater is wack regarding Diaz & Sanchez so I’m not sure where to slot them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly, Nola, Sanchez, Diaz, that order

  72. Gabe says:
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    Ros: Jonathan Villar or Elvis Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  73. Big league choo says:
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    Happy buy/sell day

    10 team 6×6 OBP league no hrs sub bbs and tbs

    1) Trout/bryant/kemp/berrios or

    machado/c.Davis/starlin marte/karns

    2) Trout/bryant/lowrie/nicasio or

    Machado/davis/walker/smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomorrow is Friday…. Trout….Trout

  74. Nate says:
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    @Grey
    I need a closer and Olhendorf and Dyson are available . Who should I pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohlendorf

  75. Adam says:
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    Conley or Eichiff ROS?
    Do u like Conley today at home vs. AZ?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff…Sure

  76. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team H2H-Points League

    Quick hits:

    Drop Joc Pederson for Leonys Martin or Brandon Moss?

    Drop Ruby DeLaRosa for Mike Leake?

    Drop Sam Dyson (tired of waiting for Tolleson implosion), for RP-eligible Adam Warren or Erasmo Ramirez to chase wins/holds and possible future rotation spot? (W=7, S=5, H=3, L=-5, Inn=1, BBI=-0.3, R=-1, HA=-.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No…No…Erasmo

  77. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    H2H 10 T points, only 2 RP slots for closers/SV.
    My closers are Osuna and Cishek, either worth dropping for Neris even though he isn’t the closer now?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  78. Scott says:
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    Stream Matt Cain against the “team that’s terrible on the road”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Risky

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. I could do with less risk in my pitching ATM.

  79. OuchmyKP says:
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    Grey long time reader love this site.

    First time in awhile I need some help:

    I have Price and deGrom

    Was offered Price for JD or deGrom for N.Cruz? I’m stacked at P – Shark, Quintana, Tanaka, Hammel, Nola, Severino, and McCullers. OF is meh with McCutch, C.Gomez, Heyward, Granderson, Reddick, and Holliday.

    Would you do either trade or keep as is? Thanks again for all the good laughs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take JD

      • OuchmyKP says:
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        @Grey: NO REGRETS!!!!!!! Thanks Grey, cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like better in a 5×5 (strong team overall, skewed slightly to offense) my Miggy, Cueto, VV or his Pujols, Arrieta, Liriano? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  81. Scott says:
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    Thanks for getting up early for the early game, Grey!

    You batty calling Gose again today? He’s up against a righty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ooh, I like it, will look now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am now!

  82. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    David Peralta or Carlos Gomez ROS?

    And is Roark + Andrew Miller too much for AJ Ramos (or Papelbon)?

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez…Actually, not too much, sorry

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: haha why are you sorry?! hopefully I can grab another closer off someone for miller before assless chapman comes back

  83. Amich1 says:
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    Dae Ho Lee is Dae Ho Lee Grail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Amich1: LMAO

  84. Scott says:
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    Trade Question: Chris Carter for Joe Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  85. Hack-E says:
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    Which side:

    Goldy/Segura or Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  86. Scott says:
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    Do you like Matt Adams vs. Eickhoff or Pedro Alvarez vs. Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  87. RobMac says:
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    Any thoughts on when AJ Reed will get called up? With the Astros CI bats struggling seems like it should be soon… Stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June

  88. The Tucker says:
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    Good stuff Grey!

    14-team h2h

    Trade away Blackmon and Matz to get Correa or am I giving up too much?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  89. Chris says:
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    Thanks for help earlier, I took Fielder for Neris.

    Now came up with another blockbuster.

    My Franco, Corey Seager and Salazar for Correa

    Yahoo 5×5 OBP

    I move Machado to 3B, Correa to SS. Seager riding the pine. Have enough SP I think I can weather Salazar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • Tigres says:
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      So you’d be replacing Franco w Correa, at cost of Salazar plus Seager as depth? Seems like too much…

      • Chris says:
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        @Tigres:

        Basically trying to consolidate value. Thinking Correa is a top-10 bat so I’m getting best player in the deal, Searger is more of an insurance policy at SS but I’m willing to take gamble if Machado gets hurt and leaves me with no 3B. I like Franco but need SB too so I am helped here. Plus I gain some roster flexibility, I hate having someone of Seager’s caliber wasting away (and I got him off waivers), if I can use that to my advantage to get a top player… I like my chances. I’m a notorious seller of SP, maybe I’ve been too lucky streaming, but I see some managers blowing way over the innings cap and being able to get some quality arms down the stretch.

        • JJ says:
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          @Chris:
          Too much IMHO

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Chris: if you got seager off waivers THIS year def grab correa, that league is silly (i.e. not competitive) and you’ll find best replacements later.

          • Chris says:
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            @goodfold2:

            Surprisingly competitive yet sometimes irrational.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Chris: in either event, you’ll be able then at least sometimes to make up the slack at those other positions and are getting best player.

  90. Kevin G says:
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    Drop Leake or Kazmir for Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  91. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Danks Yu for the writeup goodness. Drop Deshizzle, Semien or Dickerson (obp) for Nola or Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz and Semien

  92. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I have nothing.

    I’m watching the Barkley Marathons Documentary tonight. You watched? Not depressing, but looks pretty cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s been in my queue for a few (poet!)… Have not yet

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’ll let you know. I’ve been slacking on all TV. No depressing docs, still no Kimmie yet, season behind in Veep and Silicon Valley. You’d think I have a life filled with excitement and adventure.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @nick the dick: Haven’t gotten around to season 2 yet.

            Haven’t watching Huang’s World either. I started watching Vice World of Sports but I didn’t like seeing that Sal guy from X-games and shut it off.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: oh I thought you were totally Kimmyless. I haven’t watched the second season yet either. My wife banged out 5 episodes without me. No Huang yet either. What the eff am I doing with my life?!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Not the first time she banged without you — hey now! What, only you can roast?

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: Fiiiiiiiighttttt!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Easy tiger! Don’t make me give you two Mesaraco eyes!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HAHA…The dead eyed stare!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…I’m disappointed in you, but there’s always the weekend!

  93. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Drop Starlin Castro for Baez? Will he be useful until Devon Travis returns. Castro has plummeted.

    Also, is Drury getting regular AB’s at 2B? My keystone is ugly.

    Tai wasted that advantage. I think it is Aubry’s to lose now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope on Castro… Yeah on Drury…I don’t see how Aubry loses, feels like it went from anyone’s game to win to just her’s

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        @Grey: What about dropping Cozart for Baez? I’m thinking he could be in a super utility role with Bryant getting ABs in the OF.

        Aubry has played a great social game. Tai got a little power drunk last night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold…. Yeah, Tai doesn’t strike me as a guy that can argue his way out of a paper bag

          • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, he is going to have to win at least two immunity challenges. Not to mention, the jury is now made of people that don’t like him. I don’t think he gets the million even if he makes the final three.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, Aubrey and Cyndey would both beat him

          • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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            @Bye Felica: Thanks, man! I’m a fan of yours too. It is succinct. An admirable quality.

  94. Mikey says:
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    Usually appreciate your humor and insight.
    Didn’t appreciate the opening paragraph today.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Mikey: We are all entitled to our own opinions though they need not always be expressed.

      • Scott says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: We all have to learn to live with each other and avoiding hurtful words is job one.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Scott: We all need to establish emotional intelligence. If words were the problem everyone would be effected but that isn’t the case. Only those who lack confidence and self respect take offense. It’s the insecurity that needs to be addressed. This is the problem today. No one wants to fix themselves because forcing someone else to accommodate is much easier.

  95. Nico says:
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    CORREA! Dudemanchu, I’m waiting for my offense to light it up, but in the interim, I’m sitting near the bottom in all hitting categories (besides OBP). Ironically, I was the last person to fill a staff, and I’m above average. I don’t hear that I’m above average very often. Anyway, here’s to Correa poppin off soon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  96. Rusty says:
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    Once Turner or Arcia get the call, who should I drop? I need to bench Tulo until he starts bringing a bat into the box.

    Madson, Rodon, Osuna, or Tulo?

    In the meantime should I drop any of the above for Semien, Villar, or Mercer? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask me when they get the call or at leas within two weeks of it, they’re a month away

  97. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Hey Grey,

    A guy came to me this morning with an offer and as soon as i saw it I turned it down flat. Was I right to do so?

    I give Trout, Machado, Marte, and Harvey
    I get: McCutchen, Miggy, Arrieta and Walker.

    After seeing what his pitching staff looks like before the offer: Kershaw, Arrieta, Greinke, Felix, Walker,Matz, Strasburg, Darvish, Thor, Cobb, Urias, and his outfield of: McCutch, Harper, Braun, B. Hamilton, Springer.Han Ram, Sano, Schwarber, Bryant you see why I wouldnt make this deal right?

    • Nico says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: You made the right choice. Tell your brother I said hi.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        who is my brother

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Nico: Jimmy, the less funny Kimmel

          • Scott says:
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            @Nico: That’s good stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        no what grey? I was right to back out of the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You were right

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            it makes his team even stronger if I made it

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: That shouldn’t be a factor.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                thats very true it shouldnt be a factor but if you saw the pitching he has, it is a huge factor

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: Ok, I give up with you!

                • Mordacious Levator says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: you do understand the main factor is what a trade does to YOUR team, right? if you think otherwise why not make trades to help a 3rd team so he catches up to that team with the great pitching, you can full out make trades for spite/jealousy. why not. and yes the “great pitching” team is the team with miggy (write this down if it helps)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: if you gave up trout, Marte, and macho you can forget about winning anything.

  98. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    In Hurdle’s sort-of defense, weren’t the Pirates facing a lefty yesterday, which might explain Polanco’s lineup position?

    Naturally, I sat Correa for the first time all season yesterday, in favor of Jonathan Villar. So Correa homers and Villar doesn’t steal a base for the first time in 350-something games. (Look it up!) I know: Don’t bench your stars. But I was thinking of all of you, Everyone-Else-Who-Owns-Correa! Got to light a fire under him somehow! You’re welcome.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: NO! We don’t justify Hurdle’s schenanigans! NEVER!

      But thanks for benching Correa for me/us!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Batting 8th?! He has a .404 OBP!

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: uhh, he’s done this ALL YEAR, against ANY KIND of pitching. what’s funnier is that remember in the last 2 years, when polanco WASN’T THIS GOOD (yet), and used to bat 2nd? yeah it happened. a lot.

  99. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you like better? C.Gomez or B.Gardner.
    And I dont mean on a personal level because everybody knows that C.Gomez is a giant douchebag.
    I just dropped Deshizz for Gomez and somebody dropped Gardner.

  100. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you like better? C.Gomez or B.Gardner?
    And I don’t mean on a personal level as we all know that C.Gomez is a giant douchebag.
    I just dropped Deshizz for Gomez and now somebody dropped Gardner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry about the triple post. not sure what happened there

  101. Say no to Steven! says:
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    Thoughts on Harvey…

    Is he a good buy low?

    was thinking about parting with my Smyly plus maybe a porcello for him…

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take him for that

  102. nick the dick says:
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    Dude ended up giving me Fielder with Yu for my Kimbrel. 2 util spots, i’m happy as an oyster. Clams are the only shellfish that can be happy? Pfft!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t be shellfish with your emotions, clams.

  103. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    Drop rodon or aaron sanchez for neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  104. Luke says:
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    Which side?

    Hamels and AJ Ramos for Franco and Hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco, it’s fair

  105. JJ says:
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    Ok. let me try this again for the 3rd time. Anyone else having problems posting today?

    Morning Grey,

    Who do you like better? C.Gomez or B.Gardner?
    And I don’t mean in a personal way. Everybody knows that C.Gomez is a giant douchebag.
    Just dropped Deshizz for Gomez and then somebody dropped Gardner.

  106. Steve says:
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    @Grey – 6×6 with OPS and K/9 (instead of Ks), QS on the pitching side. H2H with 12 teams, but have 27 roster spots.

    Would you trade away Belt (1B) and McGee for Encarnacion? Currently have Ramos, McGee, Jeffress, Joe Smith, and Colome at closer position.

    Current offense:
    C – Perez
    C – Hundley
    1 – Rizzo
    2 – Lawrie
    3 – Franco
    SS – Bogaerts
    MI – M Duffy
    CI – Belt
    OF – K Bryant
    OF – J Upton
    OF – Saunders
    OF – Dickerson
    OF – Conforto
    DH – Mauer
    BN – OZUNA

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  107. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, Brantley
    (1) UT: Piscotty

    So my plan is to pickup Khris Davis and drop Piscotty I guess after the games start today since he’s off today anyway. However, I’m reluctant to just flat out drop Piscotty so I asked yesterday about trying to package together Brantley and Piscotty for a long-shot buy low attempt on Cain. The Cain owner left me waiting all night and finally I resubmitted it earlier today only to have him quickly reject it this time.

    What are some other buy low guys I should go after and what pairing of two of my bats will land me the best return you think? It doesn’t have to be an upgrade at OF but I was looking at top OF’s however I think it’s going to be tough to pry away most of them. Any ideas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay I’ll try for Brantley and Piscotty for Franco but the Franco owner already has A. Jones, Polanco, and Fowler in his 3 OF slots and Franco in his UTIL with no bench bats so that might tough.

        I was also thinking of going for Pujols? Or will it take a better offer you think? The Pujols owner has Miggy at 1B and has Stanton, Puig, and Conforto in his 3 OF spots and then he seems to be rotating Pujols, Zobrist and Pederson in and out of his UTIL spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Worth trying

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: So I’ve been texting the Franco owner and he actually sent me an offer of his Polanco and Franco for my Trout and Brantley … my goal was to consolidate 2 bats (preferably Piscotty) so I can pickup Khris Davis. Take that deal or keep trying for Franco, Heyward and Pujols ? Also which order you prefer those three guys?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Yeah that’s what I thought! But in which order should I go after Franco, Heyward and Pujols for a combo of Brantley + Piscotty? I would then fill my empty OF/UTIL spot with Khris Davis.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re trading away two guys that could be equal to the one guy you’re getting

                  • ebudz says:
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                    @Grey: Hm but I was just trying to find a way to get Khris Davis on my team without flat out dropping Piscotty. So you saying forget Davis and stick with Piscotty at my UTIL?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Or if it worsts come to worst should I settle for maybe offering Brantley and Piscotty for Heyward? Or with his wrist injury is that too risky?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  108. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Drop DeShizz for W. Myers, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  109. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’ve noticed an increasing amount of Neris questions over the past few days. I’d like to add that last night during the Phils/Cards broadcast they were quoting Mackanin as saying that Neris is his closer of the future….. and possibly right now. This was before Gomez blew up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, good info!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Mackanin went up in my estimation with that statement. Instead of playing the McClendon/Sciosciapath game of “that’s my guy”, he might actually use the vastly superior pitcher. We’ll see if he follows through, because one thing is certain: last night will not be the last time Gomez blows up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, makes sense, and agreed, Macktheknife is no chumpski

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: nice, i swapped Jepson for him. I already have 5 closers.

  110. Ryan says:
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    Grey (and anyone else),

    I’m falling way behind steals, but my line-up is strong:

    C-Castillo
    1-Rizzo
    2-Dozier
    3-Arenado
    S-Lindor
    O-Davis
    O-Springer
    O-Pence
    O-Sano
    O-Abreu
    B-Brantley

    P- Harvey, Archer, Carrasco, Lester, Tanaka, Smyly, Hill, Berrios, Porcell; Osuna, Papelbon, Miller.

    1. Do I need to trade for a quality speed guy like Marte, Betts, or Gordon?
    2. If I trade, who?
    3. Do I grab Villar or Burns?

    Total Bases, R, RBI, HR, OBP, steals. Speed is less valuable but I need more points to win this league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 3. Burns

  111. matt says:
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    Are you starting J. Ross today in a 12 team roto w/ an innings cap? SON isn’t….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • Tigres says:
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      Cubs lineup today includes La Stella, Kalish, Fedorowicz…. I might roll the dice. Wind blowing in 5 mph.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, when you put it that way it makes sense

  112. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. danny santana or ketel one?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys

  113. Andrew says:
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    @Grey Would you trade Wil Myers and Kenta Maeda for Chris Sale?

    It’s a keeper league where Wil could be kept in the 15th Rd for the next 2 years and Maeda could be kept in the 12th for 2 years, and Sale cannot be kept anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  114. Pete says:
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    Start/Sit Eickhoff today in 12 team 6×6 roto with Ws and QSs? Stream says -5 so I think sit.

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: vs st. louis

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Pete: i would’ve (and did in NL only where i have eickhoff, but that doesn’t mean much), but i’m from STL and see just what their offense looks like most of the time (when it’s not piling up 10ish runs against really bad bullpens). they get 3-6 hits very often. and today lots of guys sitting.

          • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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            @Pete: he looked pretty good, 2nd guy got on after he hurt ankle somewhat in last inning, both on scored since for some asinine reason PHI went to shitty bullpen. and then later used their 2nd best RP (hernandez) when DOWN 4. if you’re gonna use your 2nd best guy, why not do it when only down 1 with 2 on, rather than worthless inning when down 4. this stuff isn’t hard here.

            • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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              @Montezuma’s Revenge…right now: would’ve been 1 ER, whip of 1.33 likely had they used a good RP when he was yanked, or even more likely had they done that while also not leaving him in once he said something happened to his ankle.

  115. Tyler says:
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    Is odorizzi and krod for maikel Franco and Marco Estrada a fair deal? You’d want Franco I think, but if your power is fine without him it seems OK right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You asked this yesterday

  116. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Mazara for O’Shizz or hold?

    • Don Majikowski says:
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      @ryanoger: hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Dump Fiers for any of these guys?

    Aaron Blair
    Alex Wood
    Michael Pineda
    Dan Straily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  118. JoeG414 says:
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    Giving Ray one more chance tonight vs the Fish..
    What about S.Miller vs the Braves this weekend in Atlanta ? Does anyone think he can turn it around ? I guess if he is , he’s going to do it vs the Braves.
    Deep 13 team daily mixed 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start anyone vs. the Braves

  119. Random Dude says:
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    Polanco and Smyly for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  120. BDubs says:
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    How would you rank the following in terms of production ROS? Going to propose a trade for one of them but can’t decide which: Salazar, Cole, and Carlos Martinez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, Salazar

  121. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    1. which OF (speed) to replace Deshizz choose top 2 pls

    D santana, M upton, L Martin, mallex smith

    2. Derek norris sux. drop for Ruiz? all I got on my WW

    3. kendrys morales. slow start or sux?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dannys 2. No 3. Meh

  122. Don Majikowski says:
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    Thoughts on Tulo?? Buy low, or is he in for a rough year…Thinking of offering Longo?

    Also considering offering Braun and Andrus for JD and Tulo? Which side you like?

  123. Don Majikowski says:
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    Pujols or Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, apples and oranges

  124. Rich says:
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    Currently have Ozuna and Mallex Smith as my backup OFs and Aybar as my backup MI. I can only make one acquisition this week and will be dropping a pitcher whose name I am no longer willing to even type. Do I go for Michael Saunders, Leonys Martin, or Danny Santana? Asdrubal Cabrera, Jody Mercer, and Eduardo Nunez are also available as SS options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  125. Huss says:
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    Drop Alex Gordon for Brandon Drury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  126. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Mid season form already Grey? Your BAAIP (articles in play) is pretty high, I could see it coming down…

    15 team pitching is: Archer, Strasburg, Darvish, Velasquez, Nola, Karns, Roark, Kazmir, Ed Rod
    Yeah, I know it’s damn sexy, thanks for the projections.

    Kazmir droppable? I need a bat!

    Thanks for being a constant in this fantasy world of change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Thanks! Yeah, drop Kaz

  127. Don Majikowski says:
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    considering offering Braun and Andrus for JD and Tulo? Which side you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Don Majikowski: I loved your cover of “Every Rose Has Its Thorne”

  128. Your mom says:
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    Hi, would you trade deshields for porcello? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. Pu$$y Control says:
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    The line is being drawn in the sand today for DeShields. I needs some streamers and dis fool look like fodder to me.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: He’s not playing today most likely. This does not look good for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  130. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I give up Votto and Cueto
    I get A-Gon and Hamels

    Yea or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: be weakening both positions (if you did that deal)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: i knew it without reading the comments. So predictable lol

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        sorry FeliCa but when I get a trade offer I like getting a second opinion. Just to make sure my logic is right

  131. Random Dude says:
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    Salazar and Drury for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  132. Steve says:
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    Alcides, Duffy for IF position?

    Soler better option than both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  133. Charizard says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    Tulo or Eugenio Suarez

    Choose 2: Yasmany Tomas, Colby Rasmus, or Khris Davis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo…Tomas, Davis

  134. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    looks like it’s been big time flip on deshizz last few days
    1. odubel over him maybe since weekend
    2. dannys antana over him since only today (it wasn’t yesterday)

    TEX coach jerking him around over there. can’t drop in dynasties or really deep leagues but guessing 12-14’s dropping for dannys needed if he keeps getting jerked around or 9th in lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah 2. Yeah

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Grey: no on #1, i’m just saying the time map, odubel has been added in all my leagues way at the very least 8 days ago.

  135. Bye Felica says:
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    There has to be a Scott Kimmel trade question coming soon.

    We’ve reached 450 comments haha

    • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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      @Bye Felica: just search it (slightly above, more than one)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bye Felica: Tune in tomorrow for “Get Joey Votto Off My Team!: Part 47”

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Cram It: HA!

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Cram It: if there was money on it i’d actually look up how many “try to dump votto’s” it’s been, for reals probably at least 17.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Bye Felica: @Cram It: be nice guys, this is his first year in fantasy baseball.

        Man, and I thought I was annoying with my daily questions. DAYUM, dude asks a bajillion terrible trade questions.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: He’s been playing for 15 years! You’re annoying too, but you’re not completely oblivious. I keeeed.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Dont worry Cram. I wont ask anything anymore.

        • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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          @Wilsonian: i’m not telling him to not ask, just read more and he’d already have a lot of them answered. he said recently he started in like 2001 or so.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Cram It: @Montezuma’s Revenge…right now: I was just joking at him just starting. And thanks for understanding that I’m not COMPLETELY oblivious. Mine is more laziness. Too many kids. My mind is mush half the time.

  136. Roger Podacter says:
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    Gausman pitching against NYY tonight – I SWORE he was matching against Oakland so I don’t know what changed unless I was totally baked, which is distinct possibility.

    Would you still start him? Do I Bon Jovi it and Keep the Faith?

    I’ve had great outings from Matz, Nola, Sanchez and Rendon (okay outing from Rendon) so I do have room for risk..

    • Cram It says:
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      @Roger Podacter: I’m rolling him out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him at home

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Roger Podacter: The Yankees have scored 6 more runs than the Braves.

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:
        Thanks; I know the Yanks are scuffling big time – My concern stems from the fact that they scored 7 last night (could be getting hot), have experience against Gausman and their #1 is on the mound.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Roger Podacter: Good chance it gets rained out anyway….

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @Cram It:
            Gaus comes up clutch.

  137. Crock says:
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    Trout/Pujols or Springer/Encarncion/Price?
    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, yeah

    • Cram It says:
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      @Crock: Springer. It’s close.

  138. Chester says:
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    Springer / LaMeihu / DeGrom or Altuve / Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, it’s fair

  139. Bye Felica says:
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    Hazelbaking with Jeremy sure has dropped in the schmohawk TV ratings.

    Maybe his show will heat back up just in time for sweeps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  140. david says:
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    #1. What would you like in return if you traded Matt Harvey?

    #2. What would you like in return if you traded Tulowitzki?

    Thanks, Always appreciate what you do here!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 50 bat for Harvey… Carrasco-ish for Tulo

  141. Paul says:
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    would you rather have dallas keuchel and king felix or archer and wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  142. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    wow, this might be like 6 delino drops (at least) today if he’s not in that lineup. probably should be more where dannys antana is still around.

    YEP that’s it.

  143. Maver1ck says:
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    Grey! Great work as always.

    Still trying to trade pitching for hitting. Is giving up my David Price & DeShizz for Brantley and Sano enough in return? I know you aren’t crazy about Sano but wanted to check since I’m probably giving up the best player in the deal.

    Gracias & Happy Cinco De Mayo… Smoke it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  144. Great Bambino says:
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    Eugenio Suarez, Tulo, Drury. Choose 2. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio, Tulo

  145. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    12 teamer with OBP over AVG, hits, total bases added. huge benches (really 14 teamer deep)
    C hundley
    1B au rizz
    2B walker
    SS segura (finally back today)
    3B frazier
    OF hanram/mookie/upton
    util ortiz/villar
    BN heyward/delino/lawrie
    DL inciarte
    NA turner
    got villar when segura was out. this team got enough steals/runs to add ozuna/pearce or go with dannys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so

  146. Great White North says:
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    Is J Dyson worth a bench spot in an RCL or just S(tream)AGNOF. Already have Villar and Burns for speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  147. blah blah blah says:
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    yo grey, is this alemys guy for real?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess no

  148. RBGLade says:
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    Nick Tropeano or Trevor Baur ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trop

  149. Great White North says:
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    Is California going to legalize recreational marijuana consumption in 2016? On what date will legal sales begin?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Great White North: I just got back from OR, and could only purchase flowers – no edibles yet – they even had some type of cannibanoid vaginal stuff that supposedly increases sexual things down there. I’m guessing Cali follows OR and has a short probationary period.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s already happened where I live

  150. Zcott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,
    A guy in my league has Ben Paulson at 1B and I have Leoynis Martin as my sixth bench bat, so would you rather have finger sized nipples or nipple sized fingers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on size of fingers and size of nipples

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Trump sized nipples, Daniel Murphy sized fingers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m gonna go with the nipples then

  151. Bye Felica says:
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    (Who cares)Grandal
    1st Crush
    2nd BLawrie
    3rd Frazier
    SS Macho
    OF Bryce
    OF Sugar
    OF Mookie
    Uti Carter
    Uti Park

    Yahoo 12 H2H
    SP Archer,Salazar,Matz,Gausman,Berrios, Nola
    RP Colome, Osuna,Nerris,Cishek, J Smith
    DL Wheeler, Darvish

    Mazara was dropped) Rendon & Villar are still available.
    If you remember what i had month ago. It’s coming together but i still don’t feel confident with this team.
    Okay so would you grab one of those guys or stand pat until there’s a clear drop because I can’t seem to pull the trigger on Maz or Villar.

    What’s sez youz’s guise?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bye Felica: I’d be happy with that team, particularly the offense. I’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need bench bats

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: nope no bench bats but seeing all of these add Villar/Maz in the comments had me 2nd guessing & making me anxious to drop Park or Carter before they implode ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  152. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    14 team roto dynasty. steals weak roster. SLUG over homers, OBP over AVG.
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B castro
    SS villar
    3B frazier
    OF c.davis/stanton/cespedes
    util kemp
    BN ozuna/wong/reddick (this many bench hitters from not a lot of max innings and large benches)
    NA arcia (so some of these coming)
    drop ozuna or wong (then no backup 2B though) for danny S? team is in 1st anyway right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  153. Cram It says:
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    Man, Piscotty is so solid. My pre-season Infatuation is not disappointing. Piscotty knows baseball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reminds me of Conforto

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Not a lot of hype/fanfare. Still a part of you that’s like “Maaaaaybe he’s not this good.”. But just takes care of business. Feels like a Cardinal!

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Cram It: every now and then, it doesn’t feel too bad to be a gangster…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally agree, like a younger Holliday (not in Coors)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: less homers than conforto, less lefty problems than conforto.

  154. John says:
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    Rank Villar Drury Castellanos and shoot why not throw in Lamb i guess!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar, Cast

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Duffy 3rd there? Dude is annoying me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

    • Cram It says:
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      @Happyharry: Schoop ROS, Villar right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  155. henncoop says:
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    With O’Day’s days (stutterer) as closer being numbered would it be wise to grab Neris dropping O’Day for next week before the rest of the league gets wise? Or is it possible O’Day keeps the job next week as well? I assume Britton is the guy once again when he is healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab Neris

  156. Great White North says:
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    Streaming Latos vs. MIN (Nolasco) tomorrow or LFF (Latos Free Forever)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LFF

  157. Jim says:
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    JT Realmuto or Francisco Cervelli, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  158. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Roark or Chatwood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ve never read anything I’ve written, huh?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Where at the top?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Roark

      • Snyders of hanover says:
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        @Grey:

        LOL

        No he just can’t make up his mind about anything. Afraid to make a mistake, mistake’s are lessons you learn from!

        Thanks for all that you do and put up with G !

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: he’s referencing how often he’s said to add roark over guys he has quite a bit higher than chatwood, AND also often mentions “do you really want to own a guy you’ll never play for half his games?” (that 2nd part is in reference to ONE of these pitchers, choose your own adventure as to which it is)

      read more here and less trade offers. and with a lot of these trade offers you might either be in an RCL and people are targeting you since they see you here or there’s some other reason for it. for your own benefit get in more leagues and attempt less trades.

  159. Wilsonian says:
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    I would just like to complain about my ineptitude. I had Hill, Nola and Carter early on. I dumped them all because I didn’t trust them.

    Now I need better pitching and HRs. Good work, moron.

    Pity party, table for 1…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  160. Bostero111 says:
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    Good afternoon Grey!

    12 team H2H redraft. Schoop, Castellanos, or K Davis for ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  161. Paul says:
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    Tulo for Joe Ross and Aaron Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, it’s fair

  162. henncoop says:
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    Maybe a tougher choice for Neris in another league 12 team weekly lineups 5X5 start only 8 pitchers per week. I currently have 8 SPs with the weakest being Colon & Kennedy …drop either for Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop:12 team roto with weekly lineups. Current closers are Familia, Rodney, Jeanmar (& Neris). Drop Manaea to pick up Jepson?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

  163. Bwyce Hawpo says:
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    Drop severino for erasmo or taillon? ROS player rater seems to like erasmo.
    12 team keeper. 6×6 w/ obp & QS
    Current SP’s are… harvey, J-fer, C-mart, Taijuan, nola, J Ross, McCullers, Urias. I should probably get a backup bat, but none are intriguing. Currently in 1st thanks to you guys, and I love my squad! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d likely hold there

  164. THEILLUMINATTY says:
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    Hey Gray,

    Need two closers out of tese 3 ROS.

    Castillas, Luke G or Cody Allen?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Castilla

  165. Jimmy says:
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    is it a no brainer to trade Carlos Gonzalez for Bryant? Would you prefer springer or JD over Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Bryant

  166. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Where’s OTS when i need him? What’s the thought on Hahn @BAL this week? My gut says the Hahnnnn, Bubby, is my white knight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start him in BAL

  167. Clint Hurdle says:
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    Lawrie over Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  168. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Would you drop Birtton for Nola in a head to head points league? I can replace Britton with Velasquez as my closer. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  169. jacks says:
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    See a lot of love for Neris, and while his splitter is awesome, his fastball looks straight and eminently hittable. Watched his last two outings and it got hit hard. One ball was caught over the fence, another went over the fence, and the broadcasters called a lineout “the hardest hit ball we’ve seen in days”. He’s lucky he hasn’t been lit up. I’d just temper the enthusiasm a bit as you aren’t going to get that far with a poor fastball. The days when he can’t locate the splitter are going to be long days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff!

      • jacks says:
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        @Grey: Looks like Pitch F/X backs up what I’ve seen. His whiff rate on fastballs is around 8%. Zero whiffs on his FBs in May. 32% whiff rate on his splitter, but it’s only in the zone 23% of the time! So he relies on guys chasing the splitter out of the zone. Guys will lay off the split in time and sit on his straight fastball. I think this adjustment is already happening …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s good info, lousy pitching

  170. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Looking for speed. Alcides or Danny Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  171. goodfold2 says:
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    there ya go fulmer, now come with me into this trunk looking trunk in this high speed car (yet roomy, you’ll like it) and we’ll whisk you right on back to that minor league area while d.norris can emerge from his van for us deep leaguers. or you know that real bum pelfrey can get in and we’ll visit the high school baseball coaching circuit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  172. Jon Doe says:
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    You starting Ross at wrigley tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cubs B lineup, may as well…Risky though

  173. Derek Jetah says:
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    Eugenio Suarez or Jonathan Villar. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez

  174. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    So I just read above that you watch Survivor. ..same here homeboy …Next Wednesday I’ll make the popcorn and you bring the blanket.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, I thought I was the last person under 70 that watched… Nice! Who you got winning?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im thinking Aubrey. .Tai fucked up last night but that idol buys him another week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, think it’s between Aubry and Cydney… Aubry likely won over more friends on the jury

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yeah she’s pretty smart too..Cydneys mouth may get her in trouble but somehow I have a feeling Tai gets there. If he does he wins

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: it’s not me, but with names like aubrey and cydney maybe it is about 70 years olds. i have no idea though, but the palahniuk book named that kicks ass.

            • Grey

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              Haha

  175. muskysmell says:
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    Scouting Gausman’s second start…really good start thus far…
    But he’s barely hitting 92…had maybe 2 pitches at 95 so far in both innings. Don’t know if it’s intentional on Gausman’s part or weather-related or slow gun…color me mildly concerned…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same, watching as well

  176. Frank says:
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    O’Shizz worth losing Yasmany?
    Need a good OF, could use SBs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  177. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you prefer:

    Kluber and Nola

    Franco and Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  178. muskysmell says:
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    Gausman is looking like an ace.

    Way to work around a lead off double…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  179. greys butt hair says:
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    Been propped a trade in 10 team keeper 6×6 with OBP

    Give M Trout
    Get J Arrieta, K Seagar and either C Archer or G Polanco

    Do you like giving up trout for this? And if so which is best. My Pitching is weak and my OF strong

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @greys butt hair: I’d keep trout especially in a keeper..he’s a much safer bet long term than anybody your getting back..it’s a solid offer don’t get me wrong but at the end of the day your giving up the best player in the deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, agree with F

  180. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    The yankees are soooooo yawnstipating to watch, like watching paint dry

    • muskysmell says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Seriously, and that YES broadcast crew sucks! Prescription for insomnia.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @muskysmell: Amen to that brother

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: It’s like watching already dried paint. Just a painted wall. White paint. Not even off white or eggshell. Just white. Lead paint. And it’s chipping.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: Yeah that describes it perfectly they’re so boring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, agreed

  181. J-Dawg says:
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    Hey Grey, I actually have a good problem to have. We have a very deep league, 48-man rosters with tons of starting spots. We start 2 at every IF position, plus one U infielder. I have A. Diaz sitting in my minors, but I don’t think I have a spot to start him. I have Lindor and Z. Cozart at SS and S. Castro at UI. I could move Castro to one of the 2B positions and move Cozart to UI to make room for Diaz, but I have Odor and Kipnis at 2B, so I don’t want to bench any of those guys. So would you start Diaz over Cozart at this point?? They both are off the charts right now, and of course it won’t last, but I can’t play them both! Or, I just keep Diaz in the minors for now and wait. Thanks playah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Cozart is the everyday leadoff hitter and hitting…Diaz will be in a platoon when Peralta returns

  182. nick the dick says:
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    The actual name for the EMT test they do to confirm a suspected stroke is called the Cincinnati Stroke Scale…always makes me think of the Reds bullpen. They have to perform it on Bryan Price every 9th inning

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I will call them…The Cincinnati Stroke Boys

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @nick the dick: and whoever picks one up just post..I Be Stokin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  183. JJ says:
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    How does altuve have 9 homers already?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right?!

  184. muskysmell says:
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    Notes on Gaus (mainly comparing him to Sanchez cuz I own both pitchers lol):
    – Velo mostly at 92-93, movement on everything. I mentioned earlier wondering if Gaus was throwing with lower velo by design and it seems like it. With Castro on 3rd and 2 outs in the 4th, Gaus pumped it up to 95, 95,96, 95 on the gun against Beltran. Also hit one 98 in the 6th, and 96, 95, 95 on his 96-98th pitches in the 8th after being down 2-0 in the count.
    – Sidenote: I scouted Aaron Sanchez’s start last night and Yanks crew mentioned a stat that further confirms his high potential – he’s got the highest groundball rate in baseball (Tanaka is second).
    – Gausman’s control is better than Sanchez. With Sanchez it always seems like he’s walking a scary tightrope of harnessing his high octane stuff. Not with Gaus. He looks poised, relaxed, and everything just looks so damn easy.
    – Would like to see some more K’s but NOTE: Yanks are 2nd to last in strikeouts in all of baseball as a team, so I’m not too concerned.
    – WTF factoid of the day: Gausman’s nickname is Dunkin’ because he eats 3 powdered donut holes ever inning….lolwut.

    I rate Gaus a cut above Sanchez now. Sanchez is a SP3/SP4 with massive potential for better but he’s got some warts to work out still. Gausman looked like a 5 yr vet tonight with great control (less than 100 pitches in 8 innings and no walks WOWOWWW!). Also, he has no innings restrictions, kid gloves are off baby. Gaus is an SP2 already with all arrows pointing up up up.

    Hopefully he eats 27 donut holes every 5th day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great stuff! Every inning, HA!

  185. muskysmell says:
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    Jason Heyward came in to pinch hit to remind everyone, “hey guys, in case you forgot, I still suck balls!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  186. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, Brantley
    (1) UT: Piscotty

    Okay Grey sorry I bombarded you earlier with trade questions about trying to get one of Pujols, Heyward, or Franco for Brantley and Piscotty however the dude I’m playing this week has had Upton on his on his bench and has watched Brantley and Piscotty rack up points against him! So he said he’s willing to trade me Justin Upton for those two! Is that worth it? then id pickup khris davis…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  187. Fungazi says:
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    What you do think about Gausman? Hold him in a 12 team or steam the spot? His low k’s don’t inspire confidence going forward. Also lack of success on road splits from last year.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fungazi: I’d hold him for now and not worry about his road splits from last year..not like he’s pitching in a pitchers park at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just went over him last week

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Fungazi: Hold him at least for one more week…he’s slated for 2-starts next week with one vs. the soft hitting Twinkies.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: Yeah, I’ll keep him for now, thanks guys

  188. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, do you think Jhonny Peralta is worth a waiver claim given Diaz’s emergence? If not now, then in a few weeks? We start 2 SS, and I’ve got Segura, Semien and Villar, though I might be able to drop other dead weight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Milarky: nah

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    better add for deep league, d.norris/duffey/wisler. losses as a category. h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wisler

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @goodfold2: Wisler for now…Norris has the most upside though

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: yeah, figured that last part, but this league isn’t technically deep enough to have to stash, maybe. it plays deep, though, 12’er with benches making it really a 14 in depth, but not a lot of hitting slots, so SP are way thinner than hitters (guys like ozuna/dannys antana out there). villar i got about 5 days ago for segura out days.

  190. letsgobravos says:
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    Altuve with another homer. Damn, he’s a beast. Really wish I had him on every team, but I guess I have to be glad I got him early in the second round in one league.

    Chris Carter with another jack. Kicking myself for not grabbing him when I could in two leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is insane

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: How many of Altuve’s homers have been leading off? Tonight and last night. I recall one early in April also.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @letsgobravos: for now known as “short trout” or SHROUT!

  191. GoJays says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks yet again! We have to start a rookie hitter, and I’m slumming with Tyler Naquin. There is so little hitting on waivers it’s depressing, but then I stumbled onto Trayce Thompson – is he really the starting CF on the Dodgers? Is it temporary due to injuries? Do you think he’s worth a pickup (especially in place of Naquin)? Because our waivers are weekly, I’d have to bypass the ability to pickup Pomeranz and Roark, but SP isn’t a burning need for me at the moment.

    • GoJays says:
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      @GoJays: Rafael Ortega is also available, but we also count slugging %.

  192. goodfold2 says:
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    WTF happened to hundley today, he didn’t play yesterday,and not again today. shit.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: yahoo even pulled their cute little shit where they say he is playing. and since they played too late i couldn’t stream in another catcher. missed getting hanram in in some leagues too, since BOS waited till less than an hour till their 8 PM east game to announce he was playing.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: some little non-descript description
        “Nick Hundley was a last minute scratch Thursday against the Giants.
        The change was never announced. Hundley was listed in the lineup but Tony Wolters came to the plate when it was his turn to bat in the first inning. It’s possible he suffered an injury, though beat writer Nick Groke of the Denver Post said he didn’t notice anything unusual with Hundley when he hit before the game. We’ll wait for manager Walt Weiss to explain himself before jumping to any conclusions.”

  193. Crock says:
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    14 team H2H league I’ve got Harrison at 2b, Travis on the Dl and Turner in my Na slot. Dee Gordon hit waivers. Would you put in a bid? And if so how much, have $61 of $100 left?

  194. Williamt says:
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    Trade Rosenthal for Yasmanie Grandal? Need catcher only have Castro or Salty for Darno. Salty has been horrible

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Williamt: salty’s job is gone as well. probably relevant what size league, how many closers you have etc.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: but in a vacuum that’s expensive as hell. sounds like a 16 or deeper league if those are only catchers you can think of.

  195. royce! says:
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    Poor Peg Boy Vin Mazzaro…May 16, 2011 he gave up 14 ER in 2.1 IP. Almost 5 years later to the day, just when that wound started to heal, he gives up 6 ER and records one out.

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: Make that 7 ER.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @royce!: was just thinking, i knew it was within last 8 years. shandler’s baseball forecaster even has a name for it, the “Vin Mazarro Vindication”

  196. 2 things:

    1. So Todd Fraiser is Adam Dunn now? .200 ave seems low – dude is a .250s hitter at worst….might be a good biy-low opportunity. I might try to get him if the owner is antsy.

    2. Hey, that Story kid is pretty good. wow.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Lucky Dog: his BB’s are good though so far.

  197. jal179 says:
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    Why GOLDY why? He’s making me look like a first round doof. Cmon man. It’s getting to be not early now.

    • @jal179: I share your pain my friend.

      I just shake my head and sadly think, “Au, Shiz.”

  198. Bench OF / Util bat:
    Ozuna, Saunders or Werth?

  199. Tommyp says:
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    “Bigot”? Cheap shot on Murphy

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