Bryan Price, always one for colorful language, should go full Tony Montana about his relievers, “Look at that, I got a junkie bullpen, mang.  My bullpen is so polluted!  I can’t even have a save with that bullpen.  It’s so polluted!”  After his Montana rant, Price could clarify who will save games in his bullpen through a string of curse words and em-effers.  Yesterday, Price said they’d go to a committee.  Great, maybe they can make a camel.  Hoover’s out, Jumbo’s gone because his physique reminded them too much of their ERA.  Caleb Cotham could see some saves, and he’s been good vs. minor leaguers, but he’s been honing his craft in the minor leagues for a while.  This isn’t like a potter who needs time to hone his ashtray-making skills before hitting the big-time flea markets.  Being in the minors long just means you might never achieve success in the majors.  Going for Cotham is that he throws righty and he hasn’t failed yet.  Then there’s Tony Cingrani, who I grabbed on Tuesday.  He has been decent enough in the bullpen this year, but he’s a lefty and he blew the save yesterday in the 8th inning.  Oh, and there’s Blake Wood, who is reminiscent of Jeanmar Gomez, and we know how well that turned out.  *intern whispers in my ear*  Seems that so far Jeanmar has worked out okay.  For now, I’d own Cingrani then Cotham, but this is nigh-thurr pretty nor set in stone.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Raisel Iglesias – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.   Through the first three innings, he was flirting with a perfect game, and I started flirting with him, then we got married and he gave up two runs.  Still a solid outing, living up to the literal translation of his name ‘Raise the church roof!’  FYI, we’re registered at Pottery Barn.

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .347.  Yesterday, comes a day after a four-hit game by BP.  Usually looks like a Shell of himself, so I’d likely forGetty him.  Excuse me, that’s my Mobil.  Wawa.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .293, which comes a day after he stole two bases.  Bruce can do no wrong (when it comes to a Jersey housewife).  As for Jay Bruce, he had a terrific 1st half last year too, and then it all went lates in the 2nd half.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I’d watch him like a cyclops with a monocle, because he has some power, and he might be getting hot.

Tucker Barnhart – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .348.  What’s uglier than Devin Mesoraco?  Technically, nothing, but a close second is that Barnhart is actually hitting better than Mesoraco.  Oy gevalt.

Jon Gray – Will make his season debut Friday in Coors vs. the Dodgers.  Forecast:  Gray with a chance for torrential runs.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Anyone see where I put my lunch?  It was a pressed ham and fruit basket.”  He then mooned the inside of the break room refrigerator, causing everyone to throw out anything that was in there, and put up a sign for the janitor to disinfect it.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.50.  If I would’ve just drafted only Walkers this year, I’d be in first in all of my leagues.  Hey, better than the guy who drafted Runelvys Hernandez or Jog Pederson.

Andrew Bailey – Phils rang the bell, and Bailey got his wings to the major leagues.  He’ll work as a backup to Jeanmar Gomez, which is so goofy — Jeanmar Gomez is not really good, universe, stop messing with me!  Bailey could see saves within a few weeks if he stays healthy, and that ‘if’ is the size of Trump’s Mexico wall.

Jeanmar Gomez – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.00 and his 2nd win.  Excuse me while I laugh maniacally at the amount of fantasy value Jeanmar has produced in, like, ten days.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.300 in the last week and, who are we fooling, no one’s picking him up.

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Even more impressive was his ability to focus when there was an advertisement for Philadelphia Cream Cheese in his peripheral vision.  “What?  I’m not doing anything!”  That was Colon being confronted when he tried to switch out the rosin bag for a handful of cream cheese.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-6 and his 5th homer.  If driving to the park in a car made of Legos is gonna be good luck, then that’s what he’ll drive in!

Lucas Duda – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd in as many games.  Since I don’t own him, I’m ready for this hot streak to end.  Thanking you in advance.

Neil Walker – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .293.  Now is 7-for-14 with three homers in his series with the Phillies.  For his own safety, he better drive with Cespedes out of town in Yoenis’s Pope-mobile.

Danny Valencia – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring strain.  This should mean more playing time for Chris Coghlan.  Hopefully, you have better depth than the A’s.

Kendall Graveman – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.04.  I wonder if Kendall felt violated in this game against the Yankees, because they have one foot in the grave, man.  Not surprisingly, Graveman gets everyone to beat the ball into the ground.  His ground ball rate looks stellar, but his K/9 is yawnstipating.  Could he pull a Keuchel?  In his wildest dreams, and for now I’d leave him to streaming in most mixed leagues.

Billy Burns – 3-for-5, 1 run.  His playing time was touch and go early on, but he looks like he’s not only playing, but also hitting.  Burns is hot?  Yeah, dur.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save because Ryan Madson had been used multiple games in a row.  Madson’s still the man.  *shudders*  Sorry, I just read that and heard in my head, “Mad Season is the band.”

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  The Gregorius Didi staying Coogi down to the socks.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He’s been a moderately okay gamble in deeper leagues where I have him.  Moderately okay?  Sounds like a Holliday in the Poconos.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 2nd steal, and 2nd in as many days.  Wong — excitement! —  Sorry, can’t stand right now.

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I should just never discount any Cardinals pitcher’s ability ever.  Though, Wainwright is on another level of garbage.  He’s like the garbage that causes you to take out the trash before the bag is full.  I hate that garbage.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  You know how on the podcast we play the game, Ben Revere or Denard Span?  I think the same could be done for Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks.  Right now, their ERAs don’t appear similar, but when this whole kit’s in the kaboodle, they’ll end up pretty close.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jordy Mercer – 3-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  Mean’s while, Polanco sat for Sean Rodriguez (1-for-3, 1 run).  Could someone please get Clint Hurdle his medication?  He’s a danger to himself and fantasy baseballers while his judgement does some serious lapses around the cuckoo pool.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  So annoyed I didn’t draft Pomeranz in any deep leagues.  It was so obvious that he was going to get into the rotation and succeed.  Ipso drafto!

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer as he led the Padres to a huge offensive outburst with eight runs.  Padres should’ve never said a million dollars to every lucky fan who sees the team score at least eight runs.  Lucky for them, no one watched the game.

Cory Spangenberg – Hit the DL with a quad strain.  Alexei Amarista and Adam Rosales should fill-in for him.  God forbid the Padres call up Jose Pirela or any sort of prospect.  On a side note, doesn’t the name Spangenberg sound like a bad euphemism for sex?  “Doode, you Spangenberg’d Janice from HR?  You totally Spangenberg’d her, didn’t you?”

Tyson Ross – Headed for an MRI on his shoulder.  Always a good sign when a pitcher goes for an MRI two weeks after hitting the DL with a shoulder issue.

Julio Teheran – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.64.  Won’t be long now until Trump gets rid of everyone with a Muslimy-sounding last name and Teheran is gone.  No foolsies, it would have to be a pretty deep league where I held onto Teheran.

Daniel Castro – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  I grabbed Castro in one NL-Only league, because between Olivera’s suspension and the rest of their good-for-nothing team, there’s no reason to not play Castro.  Nothing really here for shallower leagues, talking like a 4-homer/7-steal-type.  Basically, a one-armed Yunel Escobar.

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-3, 1 RBI, hitting .400.  Whatever, d’arnaud doesn’t get caught up in collecting hits, runs, RBIs and otherworldly possessions.

Tyler White – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Since I own White and not A.J. Reed, I hope White continues to hit.  I do think there’s a chance Reed or White go to third, and they both play.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fister gave up that Odor blast.  Eww.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  #firstplaceteamproblems, but I wouldn’t mind if Domingo hit sixth instead of leadoff.  He’s more of a badonkadonker, than a speed guy.

Chris Carter – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .261.  I don’t like wishing I owned Carter everywhere instead of Todd Frazier.

Aaron Hill – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (2).  Hill must’ve picked up momentum as he was going down.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  I do like Rosario more than his own family, but he’s hitting a dyslexic Snoop .178.

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I’ve told you to pick up Arcia about three times in the last three roundups.  Don’t make me come back here!

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  I was thisclose to saying not to draft him this year, glad I didn’t.  By the by, you can’t get closer than ‘this’ directly bordering ‘close.’

Michael Saunders – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Okay, I get it, you’re comfortable hitting leadoff.  Well, la di da!

Joey Rickard – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .327.  I thought Rickard might be pumpkin’ing out like Jeremy Hazelbaker, but could have a little left in the carriage.

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 0 ER, but said he’s dealing with a mechanical issue.  Go to Pep Boys!

Ian Kennedy – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.35.  I am removing the giant novelty clock from around my neck.  I am done fighting the power.  I grabbed Kennedy for this start, and I’m holding him like a 1950s pinup.  In fact, I’m even magic marker’ing on a mole.

Jarrod Dyson – 0-for-3 and his 1st steal.  SAGNOF!

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  I don’t know, man, I saw Orel Hershiser with his scoreless inning streak on Shark Tank and he had a provisional patent.

Francisco Rodriguez – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 7.11, a terrible day in America’s history.  K-Rod gave up two solo homers (Alex Gordon 2-for-4; Salvador Perez 3-for-3), and looks every bit his age. Justin Wilson, behind him, has been lights out, but I have a feeling unless K-Rod is injured he’s not going to be replaced without stringing together many blown saves.

Chris Archer – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 7.32.  Wow, I didn’t expect exactly as great a season as last year, but I figured I’d get sorta the same season as last year.  Either my definition of sorta is wildly different than Archer’s or he’s messing with me.  To that I say, stop messing with me!  On the serious, you can’t start Archer until you see a decent game from him.  He had the best slider in baseball last year; this year it’s near last.  Without a slider, he’s Chris Broken Arrow.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .227.  Be interesting (not interesting) to see what Dickerson does this year without Coors.  It’s not completely analogous because he has the Ghost of Prospect Jennings behind him instead of CarGo, and he has 2016 Longoria in front of him now vs 2009 Longoria in Colorado.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, run, which comes a day after he homered.  Hot schmotato alert!

Henry Owens – Likely to take Kelly’s rotation spot, which I’m told is a fantastic thing, but I’m told that by someone with a “Elect Mike Greenwell for Hall of Fame or Congress” t-shirt.  In mixed leagues, I’m not touching Owens until I see something worthwhile from a guy who had a 4.57 ERA last year in the majors.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-3, 2 runs.  Left yesterday’s game with a tight quad, but should be fine going forward.  Brock Holt took over for Bogaerts at short.  Though, Schilling said Holt should still use the outfielder bathroom.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Rays.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start yesterday, and loves his next start.  It’s vs. the Braves, who made me ‘fraid after I streamed Wood on Tuesday, but I would stream Porcello.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, 3 funs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (3).  I so wanna get excited about Betts.  Like I’m dyin’ over here to get excited about Betts.  Please fulfill my fantasies of baseball.

Tim Lincecum – Nearing a showcase with teams.  I bet he’d love it if the Rockies signed him.  *makes smoking joint motion with fingers*

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!

Zack Greinke – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 5.25.  Well, things couldn’t have gotten much worse.  *looks at Archer’s line*  Okay, they could’ve.

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  Since his first start, Chen has looked better, and I’d continue to be optimistic he can be a safe starter.  That’s me weighing in on Wei-Yin.

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and his 2nd homer in the last five games.  Still only hitting .185, but I’d grab him now before Taylor goes H.A.M.

Joe Ross – Left yesterday’s game after two scoreless innings with a blister on his middle finger.  His fantasy owners who lost a Game Start due to that have a middle finger for him.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks vs. the lifeless Angels.  I think I might know what the problem is with the Angels, they’re using their ghost bats.

Tyler Saladino – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  But what about spring training MVP, Jimmy Rollins?!

Adam Eaton – 1-for-3 and his 1st steal.  This is a good opportunity to point out the problem with Eaton.  No, this isn’t a setup for a diabetes joke.  Diabetes is no laughing matter.  Unless we’re talking about Pablo Sandoval, Bartolo or Matt Adams.  No, the problem with Eaton is he hits well (.327 so far) but he doesn’t fill any other fantasy categories with authority.

Andrelton Simmons – 0-for-4 as he hit 2nd.  Angels must be practicing safe sex, because they have a defensive specialist in their two hole.

  1. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Reed’s not going to 3rd base. He’s 6’4″, 255. White, though….

  2. Ryan T Swizzle says:
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    You wrote about Kennedy a while back, or someone did and said he was a sneaky late draft. Took him last pick, couldn’t be happier.

    Anywho, in a 10 man pitcher heavy league do you recommend keeping Aledyms Diaz as a back up to Segura? Not much around in FA, but!!! Turner, Arcia, etc are available. Segura could go at least a month right?

    Also a RCL noob….need some legs bad
    Anyone?

    Thanks Mon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan T Swizzle: No reason to have a backup to Segura, just play Segura

  3. Slimbo says:
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    What’s up

    Safe to cut Souza Jr for arcia?

    Thanks

    • Ryan T Swizzle says:
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      @Slimbo: cmon bud, do you like strikeouts or bombs? Arcia unfortunately does both, but I’d snag him, his defense is worrisome though

  4. Mike deGrasse Tyson says:
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    Castillo, Grandal, or Cervelli for the rest of the season in a 6×6 with OBP?

  5. FrankGrimes says:
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    Anti GALIC style…

    Grey!

    Great as always. You are the tits man.

    a. Schilling what a total dope. Like to see him change over if you know what I mean. Hey now!

    b. Did you know the plural of Lego is not Legos?%!

    c. Thanks for the trade advice yesterday. I can’t believe I had to think about pulling the trigger on that Trout offer.

    Norm MacDonald Quote:
    “Gambling is the only disease that you can win a bunch of money.”

    PS
    the buzz of the Bid-o-Nator is growing!

    https://razzball.com/mets-go-to-philly-eat-lightning-crap-thunder/#comment-2531746

    Cheers,
    Grimey

  6. SO says:
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    Holt or Saunders?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SO: Saunders

  7. I offered Carlos Martinez for Miakel Franco. Now I’m starting to second guess myself and between my spilt personalities Grey I need a tiebreaker. Should I pull the bet before he sees it or let it ride. I could use power at CI position. I do like CMart. If Healthy could easily see him as a top 10. But he faded last year. I need power more than pitching. Your thoughts. I could get Christopher Carter too. I like Michael Saunders for the Jays leading off. Hopefully I get a reply before he excepts. I know your busy Grey. Bless your heart

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: obviously i’m not Grey, but CMart isn’t a top-10 pitcher even when healthy. maybe top-20.

      • knucks says:
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        @apoxonbothyourhouses: I’d give C-Mart for Franco any day of the week regardless of my need for Franco or not

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Franco. But he’ll probably reject it anyway so don’t get all worked up about it :)

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Have to agree with others here — not a tempting offer.

      Cram is getting soft.

      • @Hal Incandenza: cmart isn’t a 10 pitcher I agree, but it could happen and it could be this year. Has to cut down a BB pitch count.
        I also agree not a tempting offer. It’s a head to head roto league. This dude went all hitting early and has none for pitching

  8. Dusty Baker says:
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    Someone just dropped d’Arnaud in our NL only 5×5 League. Do I grab him and drop Mesorocco? or hold and see if the Cincy catcher heats up ? –Its a 2 catcher League, my other backstop is Realmato———I was fortunate enough to grab Pomeranz week one waivers ——————–any idea whats the deal is with Harvey ? ————————————–good write up brah ——— peace out ———-DB

  9. Nitro says:
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    Keeper Head to Head League, 10 team:
    1) Trade Trea Turner for C Archer?
    2) R. Martin, Grandal, Beef Wellington, d’Arnaud ROS?

    Thanks!!

    • Nitro says:
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      @Nitro: Or S. Vogt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: 1) Sure 2) Castillo

  10. Swfcdan says:
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    OBPWulf dropped in my league (6×6 using OPS). Have Wieters already but is it worth rostering Yaz too for off days and to play in Util? Would only be dropping a guy like Stripling. Or if not who do you like the most going forward of the 2 C’s.

  11. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hey, man!

    a. My fan club is growing. Though would never have expected from such a venerable member of the RCL as Grimey. Sry about your 36, 37 move to pick up AJ and Buster. I wish others would take a vroom.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 21)

    Tripp: ‘Haulin’ ass.’
    Horatio: ‘Yes Frank, (queue the sunglasses) a dead body can have that effect on you.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Your cool, man! Your the reason why I keep coming back! Thanks!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Ante GALIC:
      Had Schwarber in that one too lol
      Love you Ante ;)

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Ty, man! Sry for being such a grouch. It’s the shepherd DNA in my bloodline coming through.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  12. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    20 teamer with hits, BB’s total bases, slugging, OPS added. holds too.
    C castro
    1B ortiz
    2B schoop
    SS segura
    3B bryant
    OF marte
    OF hanram
    OF delino
    util castellanos
    BN pedro (BAL)
    BN turner
    DL hundley
    SP c.anderson, karns, liriano,lester, chen, hughes, kennedy, holland
    RP colome, rondon, jumbo, siegrist
    DL ryu
    1. drop pedro for any of: arcia, duvall, valencia. been holding pedro since all those OPSy stats, but he hasn’t done much
    2. thinking rather than chase crap out of jumbo’s spot to go with best holds guy: hudson, treinen, cedeno, benoit, diekman, tazawa.

  13. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Survivor was a TV dream come true last night. Tai totally nailed it.

    10-team points league: My Stanton and Harvey for Betts and Thor offer fell through. In a league where K’s are -1 should I really be entertaining the idea of my Stanton for his Betts?

    Also, it’s a keeper league. Thanks in advanced!

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man: Tai’s move made for great TV, but he should have stuck with the big guys that no one likes for the best shot at the $$.

      Stanton over Betts.

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        @Grey: I agree with both of you about Tai. At least Jason lost his idol to his bro Scott. I want to see if Aubry will stay true to Tai now and they take out Julia next (that would be my guess).

        Having big guns like Springer, Stanton, Abreu etc is getting old in my points league. Blah. My team batted .088 yesterday. Also, my team ERA was 1.77 and I didn’t get a single win. Snake-bitten! And I benched Dickerson, he hit a HR and a double. I started him today against the Sox and he isn’t playing (vs. Price) and Stanton is taking a day off. (SHAKES FIST AT SKY!!! CONTEMPLATES MARX SPECIES BEING THEORY! Becomes sad).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh…. Yeah, I think Sydney might surprise in the end

          • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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            @Grey: Yeah I agree. I like villains being around as long as possible. It completely ups the entertainment value when someone you hate is in it until the top 4 or so.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jason should be able to carry the villain torch for two episodes then it’s the finals

              • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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                @Grey: Yeah and I’m pretty positive they will leave him around. He is essentially neutered of power and everyone on the jury minus Scott hate him.

                I do think Tai is going to get sold out by someone at some point regardless. He’s too damn likable. Not to mention everyone knows he has an idol.

                • Grey

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                  Tai has an idol and an extra vote and I still think odds are against him because he is so extremely likeable… I wouldn’t be surprised if Julia makes it to final three just cause no one would vote for her

                  • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, our boy Tai is going to have to win some immunity challenges like Mike from two seasons ago.

                    Mike and Boston Rob were just dominate players. Boston Rob had the social game down. Mike was just so intense and clutch.

                    • Grey

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                      Agreed on all counts

  14. MQL says:
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    Drop freeman for lamb? Freeman’s been awful

    • Cram It says:
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      @MQL: Baaaaahhh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MQL: Meh

  15. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    True story-Jeanmar in Spanish means “Jean of the sea”-the internets told me so.

  16. Josh says:
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    Your Mobil to Amoco Cabbana?

  17. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Would you drop Gaussman, Erasmo or Severino for Pomeranz? It’s a 10 Team H2H Points League where RPs who start are much sought after.

    Many thanks Grey.

  18. Delicious Women and Their Thigh Gaps says:
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    With Sean Rodriguez making plays, is it time we put out cyclops on Jose Tabata?

  19. griff says:
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    Severino vs A’s or Nola @ Brewers. Ok to start either of them, both, or would you sit them?

    • Blender says:
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      @griff: My question is also Severino and also would you start Cody Anderson? Im considering starting just one more starter this week in my h2h cause I fell way behind in wins and ks, to preserve low hrs era and whip. At 20 of 30 innings…thanks.

  20. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Man, I was so excited to own Tyson Ross this year. That worked out well.

  21. Arnie says:
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    Hey Grey! Morning!
    D’arnaud was dropped, pick him up and drop Realmuto? Grandal also available off wire. Like you mentioned, Eaton not doing much, Piscotty available, drop Eaton? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Arnie: Sure, Travis… I’d go Piscotty

  22. Chadaristic says:
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    I picked up Madson yesterday, he’ll still see his fair share of save opportunities, right?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Chadaristic: He had 3 saves in 3 consecutive games. Don’t want to make the poor guy’s arm fall off.

      • Chadaristic says:
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        @Fungazi: ah, didn’t realize that. Thanks!

  23. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Limited moves (20/yr, I have 18 left) 7×7 H2H, L and Hld are the extra pitching cats and I typically do well in this league loading up on RP to take SV, HLD, L and the ratios most weeks. I can start 6 RP per day, and currently have:

    Closers: Miller, Osuna, Tolleson
    MR: Storen, Kela, Dyson

    Madson is available. Use a move to get him? Leake would probably be the drop, leaving me with 7 RP for 6 slots, except on short schedule days. I don’t really NEED Madson, but he’s looked good.

  24. The Great Knoche says:
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    So glad I was on board with Pomeranz in both my deep leagues and had him pegged as the starter from the start. Not so glad I didn’t listen to you and also grabbed Teheran in those same leagues. Oh well…. We done with Pot calling Ketel can’t hit yet?

  25. Rabbit says:
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    Love your Wawa reference, which no one will get outside of the greater Philly area. I will forever maintain that Wawa’s hoagies are vastly underrated.

    • knucks says:
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      @Rabbit: Wawa can be a solid sandwich. Or if you go to the wrong Wawa, it can be the wa-worst piece of sloppy shizz ever rolled up in wax paper. Hoagie-fest is a glorious time of the year though.

      Sheetz is where its at though! Decent samich there as well. They are even building Sheetz now with the cooler rooms filled with 2 liters of soda, with plans to eventually sell beer. Because in PA you can’t buy beer in a convenience store. …that’d be too convenient. Don’t even get me started on the fact that I have to go to a separate store for liquor, can’t buy that in the same store as beer! What the Eff kind of law is that!?!

      I’d imagine you dig that Taylor Ham reference as well?? I don’t know that peeps are in on the ‘pork roll’ game out there in the rest of the world. Or its call Canadian Bacon instead?? Is that the same thing?

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Sorry for the extremely localized rant there. My b, didn’t realize I babbled for that long.

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: It’s better material than an 18 part catcher question.

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @knucks: My girl is from out of state and tries to buy a bottle of wine every time we go grocery shopping. Nope, still can’t….hasn’t changed over night.

          Sheetz is overrated. GetGo is where it’s at now.

          • knucks says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Had to google Get Go. As my girl went to Temple, I was surprised we don’t know about this one. Not up in the LV area yet I guess. Sandwiches look dope though. We’ll be flying out of Philly next week. Not gonna go out of my way to find one or anything, but will keep my eyes peeled.

            As far as that liquor thing… Its pretty wild that they passed Med Mary J before they fixed the liquor thing. Although the state clearly benefits from that liquor law so I guess its not a “fix” for them. Zappa was right… “They just take care of #1. And #1 aint you. You aint even #2!” Miss you Frank!

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              @knucks: Check that… yins live out near Pitt or what? Can’t find a location in eastern PA at all. Guess I’ll have to wait until its not cool anymore to finally get one (like sheetz).

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @knucks: Yeah, I’m in Pittsburgh. GetGo is owned by the grocery chain Giant Eagle. I forget how localized things are sometimes.

                I haven’t enjoyed Sheetz as much ever since I stopped getting blackout drunk only to wake up to find that red bag beside my bed. I bet that $23 worth of food I ate at 3:47AM was delicious.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, Prince died

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: I just saw that. So sad. Bad year for iconic music stars.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: I think 95% of our readers are tri-state area

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: And the other half are Canadian.

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Surprised I haven’t seen Phineas and Ferb on.

  26. Five-On-One says:
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    Who is next up for Tiger’s closer? Is it Justin Wilson (lights out so far this year), Mark Lowe (he was rumored to be the guy after K-Rod’s first implosion) or Alex Wilson (didn’t he have the job last year for a spell)?

    • pager24 says:
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      @Five-On-One: did you even read the post? He directly spells out his thoughts on this question

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @pager24: Every day, my friend. I even borrowed Grey’s “lights out” description of young Justin. Merely checking to see if Justin is indeed the guy that is next up. Didn’t mean to offend.

  27. Josh says:
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    Neil Walker for my semien ? Semien is my bench guy I rotate in and out

    • William Hung says:
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      @Josh: Totally read “Neil Walker for my semen?” and I had to do a double take…

  28. MadBumBum says:
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    Gday Grey & Co., JFer & Conforto or Brantley & Cueto? Thanks

      • MadBumBum says:
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        @Grey: He didn’t go for it, but he did shoot back with JFer and Gattis (who I’d prob drop) for my Brantley and Cueto. Should I do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re paying a lot

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MadBumBum: Thats not even close

      • MadBumBum says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: He didn’t go for it, but he did shoot back with JFer and Gattis (who I’d prob drop) for my Brantley and Cueto. Should I do it?

  29. Knucks says:
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    Yes!! A Taylor ham reference!

  30. Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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    Gotta drop someone for a streamer, league counts OBP, Slugging and offensive k’s plus the usual: Castellanos, Matt Duffy, and Jacoby Shmellsberry

  31. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    H2H points 10 team daily lock. no penilty for Ks. Drop Grichuk for Domingo Santana or M Saunders or hold?

    Same league should I drop any of these SPs Liriano, Corbin, Matz, Rodon or Aaron Sanchez to pick up Pomeranz?

    Thanks.

  32. Phil B.

    phil says:
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    Do you think Archer presents a buy low opportunity? Still in the East, and still not many wins, but he’s been striking guys out at least, so something is working. Or is he still too much name value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: I wouldn’t pay a whole lot, the next news is invariably I have an elbow issue

  33. Dom says:
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    Hey Grey good stuff

    Trying to figure out my stash situation in my deep 18 team redraft league, h2h 16 cats 5×5 (OPS instead of BA) + IP, L, QS and H, BB, XBH

    I own AJ Reed, Julio Urias, Jose Berrios, Robert Stephenson. I’m eyeing Aaron Blair, Jhonny Peralta, Orlando Arcia, Swanson, JP Crawford. Could I get your thoughts on any of these guys for 2016? Thanks

    • Dom says:
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      @Dom: Sean Manaea also was just dropped, I like him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom: I’d go Blair over Urias if he’s called up

  34. Stanton in my way says:
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    Which side do you prefer?
    Fowler/gregerson or Nelson Cruz/anibal Sanchez
    Thanks!

  35. Biggie Smalls says:
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    keep forever league, my team is pretty win now.
    These are the Categories: R/HR/RBI/SB/K/AVG/OBP/SLG……W/QS/SV/HLD/ERA/WHIP/K9/K:BB

    which side do you like better?

    Stevie Matz, Beef Wellington, Jon Schoop

    Or

    Matt Carpenter, Yasmani Grandal, Ryan Braun

    • Biggie Smalls says:
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      add robert stephenson to the matz side of the deal… forgot to include him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Biggie Smalls: Carpenter side if you’re trying to win this year.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Biggie Smalls: Matt Carpenter, Yasmani Grandal, Ryan Braun

  36. Paul says:
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    Someone dropped Bret Gardner in my league, I thought he was just day to day with a stiff neck shouldn’t be too serious, was going to make a claim in McGee for closer who had been dropped since I have Papelbon and Doolittle and drop jeff Locke which was a mistake add,
    But now since Gardner has been dropped and I only have one move left should I grab him, my bottom two outfielders are reddick and soler. Which of reddick and soler would you be willing to drop when my moves refresh next week for a pitcher?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Gardner over Soler

  37. Kas says:
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    Grey,

    Who wins this trade:

    Team 1: Goldschmidt, Correa, Cruz, Salazar

    Team 2: Donaldson, Altuve, C. Seager, Giolito

    Kinda know which way I’m leaning but there’s always that slight hesitation. I need to ask the pros. Thanks.

  38. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call :
    Alexei Ramirez home vs Cole
    Jed Lowrie @ Yankess vs Severino
    Utley @Atl vs Wisler
    Rollins home vs Weaver

    Leaning towards Alexei or Lowrie
    Whata think ?
    Thanks

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Well , Lowrie just got picked up.
      Also available : Didi Gregorius vs Hill
      Jose Ramirez home vs Karns
      Jose Iglesias vs Volquez
      6×6 roto

      Those choices or hold the move ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JoeG414: They’re all whatever…What do you mean, hold the move? Is this limited moves league?

        • JoeG414 says:
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          @Grey:
          Its a 200 limit pickups for the season. Seems like a lot , but sometimes they go fast with injuries , Stream and Batty Calls.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hold today

            • JoeG414 says:
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              @Grey:
              Thanks , these middle Inf. batty calls are not worth it . Not this early.

              • Cram It says:
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                @JoeG414: Odd

  39. theone says:
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    “Through the first three innings, he was flirting with a perfect game, and I started flirting with him”

    Woke up not feeling too well and this line made me laugh out loud and feel better. Hilarious! Thanks!

  40. The Fridge says:
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    Offered A-Aaron Sanchez for my Osuna in a league where I have a sizable lead in saves….How do you feel about Sanchez going forward?

    • knucks says:
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      @The Fridge: Maybe stick with Osuna for a little longer? When you say sizeable lead, is that cause of your depth of closers? Cause if you don’t need him then by all means, SAGNOF! Could see aiming higher than Sanchez, but I’d prob take him.

      I sold off Osuna for for Patrick Corbin the day after our draft, which was also the day Osuna was named closer. Good luck Mr. Perry.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: I realize that I started out saying hold and ended saying sell… Sorry bout that.

        • The Fridge says:
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          @knucks: No problem. I currently roster 4 cloerers out of my 9 pitchers with no bench….guess I’m just concerned about Sanchez’s consistency and how quickly he’ll fare in the 2nd half when the innings accumulate.

  41. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    So I know it’s too early in the season to be freaking out, but I’ve gotten annihilated three weeks straight now because my pitching can’t stop shitting the bed.

    On a scale of “on the floor curled into a ball rocking back and forth” to “cool as the cool kid in the denim jacket in an 80’s movie” how worried should I be about a rotation of:

    1) Liriano
    2) Rodon
    3) Matz
    4) Kluber
    5) J. Ross
    6) Nicasio
    7) Roark

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: I’d be on the floor with my hands over my face, but not yet curled up into a ball.

  42. TTRA1N says:
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    Seems T.White is legit? Should Domingo be owned in all leagues? Who should I drop if so? I really only want 2 bench bats eventually. Squad:

    1st YR 10 Team Keeper League. Roto 6×6 QS/OPS. Inn 1500. Keep 5 forever.

    C Grandal
    1B Belt
    2B Rendon
    3B Franco
    SS Baez
    CI Myers
    MI Schoop
    OF Harper
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    OF Grichuk
    Util Piscotty
    Util M.Conforto BN. B.Buxton, T.White, Mazara, Mallex

    SP J. Fernandez, THOR, C.Carrasco, M.Stroman, S.Matz, P.Corbin, (DL) L.McCullers, K.Gausman
    RP S.Cishek, A.Colome, Jepsen, Cotham
    N/A T.Turner

  43. Jay says:
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    I was offered King Felix for my archer in standard 5×5. Felix has a number of red flags too but he has been successful this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I’d take Felix

  44. Doug says:
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    Should I drop Yan Gomes for Grandal?

  45. Layne Staley says:
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    I don’t know anything . . . about the Oakland bullpen.

  46. Mike says:
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    Too funny …

    Tyson Ross – Headed for an MRI on his shoulder. Always a good sign when a pitcher goes for an MRI two weeks after hitting the DL with a shoulder issue.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: mri’s are expensive and it’s the Padres.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  47. Don says:
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    Pick one for Saturday:
    Niese @ ARI
    Happ vs OAK

    • Cram It says:
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      @Don: Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Agree with Cram

  48. Cyr says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In a fairly shallow 12 team league, is Han Ram droppable at this stage? His peripherals are toasted refuge…

    Thanks!

  49. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Which one rides the pine today?
    Pedroia vs. Tb–Odorizzi
    Schoop vs. Tor–Estrada
    Gattis @ Tex–Griffin
    DeShields vs. Hou–Keuchel

  50. Trump yall! says:
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    Streamonator has been kicking ass for me lately, but i figured i’d get some further opinions. I’m in a 5×5 12 team h2h points keeper, need to start 2 pitchers…. which 2? thanks!

    Chase Anderson 4/23 vs PHL @MIL
    Patrick Corbin 4/22 vs PIT @ARZ
    Marcus Stroman 4/24 vs OAK @TOR
    Adam Conley 4/24 vs SF @SF

  51. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Public Service Announcement: Chris Carter is on pace for 40+ HRs and 140 RBIs….

    Now if I could only remember where I put my pitching….

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I hear ya bud. Thankfully I have the good Ross this year, but that blister yesterday killed me. I needed that win and some Ks in the worst way.

        Archer is killing us. And I don’t really have a choice I’m rolling him out there for the two start week next week. BABIP is insanely high right now and at least he’s still getting swings and misses. Praying this corrects itself. Doesn’t sound like you are too optimistic, though.

        I’ll feel better if Rodon comes out Saturday and gives us something to be happy about

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I might start Archer again too, so effin screwed with this guy…

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: We’re gonna be okay, bud. We have to be. He’s gonna give us something great next week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks for your console!

  52. Just a squirrel trying to get an acorn on an Oak tree…nibble, nibble

  53. Jose says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    Dropped the Bouef yesterday for Salty…my open wound hurts…

    On a related note: Dropped Cron for Saunders this morning. Expect a big day from Cron…

    • Jose says:
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      @Jose:
      On an unrelated note…Drew Hayes got called up from AAA for the Reds. I played college ball with him his freshman year before he transferred to Vanderbuilt. Lots of Ks, but has always struggled with control. Had a good Spring, though… Oh yeah, it was Spring

      • knucks says:
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        @Jose: Expect a big day for all LAA hitters with Danks on the mound. If this isn’t the day Pujols gets it together, I’ll be starting to worry a bit more than I would like to this early in the season. Albert! You’re #2 on the Tron today, get it done! Don’t you Machines talk?

        • Jose says:
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          @knucks:
          I saw that before I dropped Cron, but he had his chance to be part of this team and blew it. He was only a bench bat for when Rizzo had days off. The Cubs play for the next 2 weeks straight anyway. Just thought someone else may want to ride my bad luck. Haha

          • knucks says:
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            @Jose: Think i got you skipped man, my apologies

            • Jose says:
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              @knucks: Hahaha. No big deal. If Drew Hayes ends up being the closer, I said it first. lol

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    Carter or Park for UTIL?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  55. They Might Be Giants says:
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    Saunders or Mazara? Mazara is feeling like an Eaton to me right now.

    • Cram It says:
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      @They Might Be Giants: Mazara’s played 9 games. He shouldn’t feel like anyone yet.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Perhaps if you grab his thigh?

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Cram It: Perhaps Grab is too strong? I prefer a gentle caress to really get a nice feel.

            • Cram It says:
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              @The Great Knoche: I don’t know how you could mistake Mazara’s inner thigh for Eaton’s.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @They Might Be Giants: he’ll be better than eaton at some point likely.

  56. ohbilly2134 says:
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    Rest of season, who are the top 3 among the following SP (in order):

    Andrew Cashner
    Anibal Sanchez
    Bartolo Colon
    Brandon Finnegan
    Derek Holland
    Drew Pomeranz
    Francisco Liriano
    Julio Teheran
    Kris Medlen
    Matt Moore
    Matt Shoemaker
    Mike Fiers
    Phil Hughes
    Rick Porcello
    Taijuan Walker
    Yordano Ventura
    Yovani Gallardo

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @ohbilly2134: Walker, Liriano and I don’t know but it’s not Gallardo, Shoemaker, Teheran, or Medlen. It could be Pomeranz or Moore. Probably not Porcello either. Maybe Ventura sneaks in there. But Holland Fiersed Pomeranz so Porcello could Hughes. Sanchez for now, Colon for later, when Pomeranz runs out of juice. Oh I forgot Finnegan. Finnegan begin agin’….Walker, Liriano and I don’t know but it’s not Gallardo, Shoemaker, Teheran, or Medlen. *Ooooh a cheese sandwich!*

      • jj says:
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        @Cram It:
        well done.

        • Cram It says:
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          @jj: *Tips cap*

  57. The Grand Poppy says:
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    Shallow OBP league, have Pedroia at MI. Drop him for Eduardo Nunez, Joe Panik, or Enrique Hernandez?

  58. Andy says:
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    What side
    Blackmon Duda A Sanchez
    Or
    Ortiz and degroom

  59. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    My Thor for Rizzo. This has to be done, right?

    10-team H2H with TB, OPS and L’s, QS.

    Already have Edwin and Hosmer, but could play all 3 with two UTIL spots. Would have to bench DeShields or Polanco daily is only downside.

    • knucks says:
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      @‘Saul Gooood, Man: Hmmm would think that some decent SP is available on the wire in a 10-team? Any names you wanna throw out there to clear up how deep/shallow of a wire we are talking? You can possibly end up dropping (shallowest of shallow) or selling Hosmer for a decent #2 or #3, if someone as a 1B need or something like that. But a top bat like Rizzo for a top 5 arm like Thor is def fair. If comfortable with my pitching I would prob do this, even as a Mets homer.

      • 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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        @knucks: I still have Carrasco and Harvey (few concerns) to anchor my staff. Other guys like Smyly, Corbin, Taijuan, Nola. There are some solid ones available, and it always opens the spot for streaming.

  60. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Far too entertaining for early morning as ever…!

    Give: Syndegaard and Familia (or Ramos)

    Get: Either Stanton or Arenado

    Overpay, underpay or fair?
    And if that leaves my pitching without an ace….?

    Thanks!

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @BravesfanintheUK: that’s tough, but I’d go on the Stanton/Arenado side and would probably pick Arenado. Thor’s a lot to give up, but power is at a premium.

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, still thinking it over. Won last year but already near bottom in ERA and WHIP even with Thor!

  61. Ricky D says:
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    HTH 12 team 6×6 (AVG and OBP)

    Trying to make a move to buy low on Trout, is Heyward and Puig a good deal for me?

    I’m deep enough at OF to not take a major hit: my bench is Gordon, Fielder (DH), Santana, Semien, Parra, and Holliday.

    I intially tried Puig and Feilder but he doesn’t want Prince.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ricky D: Your Puig and Heyward for Trout? Idk why he’d do that. Yes it’s a very good deal for you.

  62. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a close h2h matchup fighting for low era/whip, are you sitting Odorrizi (negative $14 son) today against BOS?

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – this week is one of those fighting among crazy low ERAs (I have 2 flat, he’s got 1.9), so I can’t imagine Hodor-izzi beating that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: GREAT recommendation (as Hodor has yet to record an out)

  63. Scott says:
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    Are you buying Neil Walker’s turn around?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Turn around from what? A week ago? 3 years ago?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Scott: yes, he’s back to the days of always hitting 3 HR in 2 days. yep.

  64. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Ayyy would you lose Yan Gomes for Wellington Castillo in an OBP league?

  65. I am the Walrus says:
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    Drop Vogt for a hot Salty?

    • Cram It says:
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      @I am the Walrus: Although you probably should have done that 5 days ago and will now miss out on his hotness.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Cram It: Salty, so hot right now. Salty. -Mugatu

        • knucks says:
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          @CMUTimmah: I INVENTED THE PIANO KEY NECKTIE!!!

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @I am the Walrus: A Hot Salty… sounds dirty.

  66. PerteM says:
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    Good morning sir! so… Do I drop Matt Holliday for Chris Carter to fill my utility spot and would you rather have Neil Walker over Ben Zobrist as your 2nd basemen? Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PerteM: Sure, Carter, yeah, Walker

  67. CMUTimmah says:
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    Andrelton Simmons – Why are teams fascinated with NOT batting him 8th (Braves/Angels)? On the contrary, why is Iglesias (who hits for average well and can steal some bases) stuck at 8 all the time?

    Well, Simmons is a better 2 hitter than Calhoun. They don’t have many other options.

    Iglesias is in a lineup where they are shoe-horning J-Up into the 2 hitter. So Kinsler gets the leadoff nod. (By the way, J Up is a 2 hitter with the second most Ks in the bigs. That can’t last, can it? Should this be a put it in play guy? I would rather have Vmart at 2 at this point and just assume everyone is moving station to station.)

    It’s not that these hitters are viewed as valuable or invaluable… it’s that surrounding talent has a square peg/round hole situation. (Trust me, you do not want a square peg in your round 2 hole.)

    • Grey

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      @CMUTimmah: Addison Russell has never sniffed above 8, and Andrelton hits 8….

  68. Wudaben says:
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    Would you dump Severino for Pomeranz? H2H points league where transaction limits prevent streaming so this is a rest of season question.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Wudaben: I would. Pom’s curve is Nasty…and he only makes 2 more trips to Coors.

      • Nature boy says:
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        @Grey: Would this decision change if in a keeper league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  69. John says:
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    redraft 12 team pts league..

    I have: rasmus, white, castellanos, Diaz, cozart (Xander is my starting ss)

    Pomeranz is available as well as chase Anderson.

    also what do you think of odorrozi today at Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Rasmus…Sit Odorizzi

  70. Curtis says:
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    Replace Khris Davis in a 12 team mixed with full starting lineup (5OFs) and shallow bench? I have Wil Myers at Util, so can pick up any bat in his place.

    Options: Granderson, Holiday, Wright, Tomas, Jake Lamb

    Thank you sir.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Curtis: Baaahhh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curtis: Agree with Cram

  71. Goya says:
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    Should i starts shields vs. Pit tonight?

  72. OaktownSteve says:
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    Aaron Hicks throw on the play where Valencia got hurt was clocked at 105.5 mph. Fastest since statcast started tracking OF velo.

  73. Dropping Dingleberries says:
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    Grey – always a great read! I’m playing the RP merry go round. I’m in a league that counts holds and saves. So grabbing the guy that speculates for saves is what I’ve been trying to do. I picked up Cingrani yesterday…would you hold him or drop for Cotham? Additionally – Colome, and Fernando Rodney are out there.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dropping Dingleberries: Why are you trying to grab speculative save guys when there are 2 guys available that are actually the closer?

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: Yea I would grab Rodney and Quack/Maurer over the dumpster fire in Cincy in a second.

      • Dropping Dingleberries says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the help! Done!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. I am the Walrus says:
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    Grey, I realize it’s early and a small sample size but if you to redo your ranking today where do you put Pomeranz? Top 40 with some upside?

  75. Cousin Vinny says:
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    Pick a side – If league type matters a lot, let me know…

    1- 10 team roto
    Chris Archer for Vincent Velasquez

    2 – 12 team roto
    Side A gets Piscotty, Conforto, Vizcaino
    Side B gets Rosenthal, Souza, Leonys Martin

    You da man

  76. PHIL says:
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    Have you noticed what Hector Neris is doing. 15k in 9 inn 0.00ERA 0.64whip. Yesterday he pitched 2 inn and strike out 6.

    • Cram It says:
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      @PHIL: Yeah, I don’t know why he was never in the closer mix discussion. Owning him everywhere in case he’s Betances Redux. Maybe people automatically dismiss him thinking he’s Hector Noesi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: Yeah, I saw that too

  77. Batz says:
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    Pomeranz or Chen ROS?

  78. Pita pan express says:
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    Chew know what a hazir is mang? A hazir is a guy who picks up Cotham and cingrani !

  79. lb. sand says:
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    10t roto
    Give Betts get Kluber?

    170 game start limit
    Current SPs:
    Cole, Price, JFer, Salazar, T Walker, J Ross, T Ross
    Current Bats:
    C – Salty, 1B – Agon, 2B – Odor, 3B – Arenado, SS – Seager
    OF – McCutch, Fowler, C Gomez, Betts, Delino
    DH – Gattis
    Bench – Belt, M Franco, Brantley (DL)
    No UTIL spots

    Thx

    • Cram It says:
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      @lb. sand: Betts

    • knucks says:
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      @lb. sand: Nope, your pitching is solid and Mookie won’t be dropping dookies for long. Or he will… depending on your definition of dookie.

  80. Wudaben says:
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    I play in a H2H points, limited keeper league. Scoring is slanted to pitchers a bit. It’s early but I easily have to be the team to beat but after this season I can no longer keep Arrieta.

    I’m in love with Syndergaard, like want to have little thor babies type of love. Noah can be kept for 1 more year. Would you trade Arrieta for Syndergaard? The rest of my staff is: Hamels, Salazaar, Rodon, Pineda, Iglesias, Ventura, Corbin, J Ross, McCullers, Severino.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wudaben: I would take Noah for the extra year.

  81. FrankTheDank says:
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    Got two trades pending, should I do both?

    First trade: GIVE Stroman and Ventura; GET Kluber

    Second trade: GIVE McCann, Desmond and Cishek; GET Mesoraco, Andrus, McGee and Teixeira

      • FrankTheDank says:
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        @Grey: What’s that mean?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those are the sides I like

          • FrankTheDank says:
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            @Grey: Is the Mesoraco side a horrible deal, or just swayed toward McCann side?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Take it if you want

              • FrankTheDank says:
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                @Grey: Thanks dude!

  82. Charlie says:
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    6 cat offense league including obp.. Salty or Miguel Montero? Thanks!

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. knucks says:
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    For the second one… it just ends up looking like mostly lateral pieces to me, except for Mcgee over Cishek all day. That time bomb in SEA could go off at any moment so pass the potato while you still can. And at least Andrus will def have a job, Desmond might not in a month if he keeps it up. Plus Tex can help if you need him and he’s healthy. So I’d do that one.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Whoops, this one if in reference to Dank Frank

  84. Jaymz says:
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    Mad Season reference!

    |m|

  85. lb. sand says:
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    10 team h2h
    Hold Aaron Sanchez, drop for Porcello or stream the spot?
    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @lb. sand: Definitely don’t drop for Porcello. You can stream in a shallow league.

  86. Whodat says:
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    Dog [email protected] at 1st base. I own teixera, stupid to drop him for Chris carter or Pedro Alvarez?

  87. Donny says:
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    Jake lamb, Arcia, or Michael Taylor

    • knucks says:
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      @Donny: Lamb (i hope)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Donny: Different things, Lamb, sure

  88. Wywyz says:
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    Aaron Blair might be getting called up. Worth dropping evoldi or giolito for him?

  89. Donny says:
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    Severino next 3 starts after today are @texas, @boston, Boston. Cut ties after today and stream someone else
    12 team h2h

  90. scott steelers says:
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    Burns or delino?

  91. Bbuter says:
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    Hey grey you starting any of these guys
    Straily vs Cubs
    Peavy vs Marlins
    Chase Anderson vs philly
    Chacin vs mets
    All home games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bbuter: In some leagues

      • Bbuter says:
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        @Grey: which one you think does the best

  92. GonzoChicago says:
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    Please rank ’em!
    Nicasio, Conley, Pomeranz, Lackey, Chen
    QS not Wins; IP/GS is 6th Cat H2H
    Thanks!

  93. Happyharry says:
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    Thanks Grey for all that you do. 12 team, H2H, 6×6 . I’ll activate deGrom and drop a P, which one of these two P’s do I keep rostered…Juan Nicasio ro Phil Hughes?

  94. Bbuter says:
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    Outfielders are trout,jd, upton, marte
    Would you try and move trout for a pitcher if I want another ace. My top ace is Salazar. My team is solid at ss and 3rd, schoop is my 2nd baseman, belt 1b.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bbuter: Hold Trout

  95. Sideshow says:
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    whatever happened to the save sleeper from Cinci I read about in the preseason Zach Weiss?

    • knucks says:
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      @Sideshow: He is hurt right now

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Sideshow: also wasn’t in MLB yet.

  96. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    A word on Kennedy,
    Watched that game last night. He had no business escaping that game with only 2 ER. Many times he was rescued by Royals defense, not sure how long they can buoy his stats. Maybe all season? maybe for another start or 2? who knows. I do know right now he’s rocking a .255 BABIP, and .188 avg against. Escobar saved an inning ranging into the outfield on what should have been a bloop single by JUp putting runners on corners with miggy coming up. Also JUp had a bases loaded shot that died at the warning track ending the inning.

    final note on JUp, some ABs he looked lost at plate, and the 2 mentioned above he seemed more adept. As the telecast mentioned, he seems uncomfortable hitting 2nd, once they move him down, maybe he’ll loosen up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd25: And rescued by a great bullpen, watched some of it, he has a good next matchup, more reason to hold him one more game…

  97. Tio says:
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    Grey –

    Do you still like Pillar? Add Gordon or Dickerson as replacement?

    Also, Kazmir was dropped….worth a pickup over Leake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Dickerson…Hold Leake

  98. Trying to trade Story and may have missed the opp but what pitching tier should i reach for and what tier should i settle with?

  99. ziggaman730 says:
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    Please someone try to help me out before first pitch of todays games.

    16 teamer

    Arcia or Michael Taylor??

    and would it be ok to drop Werth for one of them or should I drop Rajai being Enciarte is coming off DL for me next week?

    waiver is bare bones

      • ziggaman730 says:
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        @Grey:

        thank you soo much for the timely response.

        last question. my ss right now is villar, but eduardo nunez is out there. is he an upgrade or really just a hot schomatto that will flame out and villar is safer for the long run?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  100. Zeus says:
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    If you aren’t the closer and blow a save in the 7th or 8th shouldn’t that be a blown hold? Or is that way too dirty?

  101. joe says:
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    arcia, cdick or domingo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Domingo

  102. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    Who’s your pick rest of season; Rich Hill, Jimmy Nelson, Drew Pomeranz.
    Thanks in advance

  103. FrankGrimes says:
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    I’ll be @ AT&T today.
    Most shocking:
    a) $12.50 for an anchor steam?
    b) $18 for a crab sandwich?
    c)
    d) AuShizz .218 avg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: You gotta do B…. You best be holding a Razzball sign too

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Yes B is delish!
        A sign is too much work haha.
        I have my “cameraman is a douchebag”
        shirt on today tho!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

    • Zeus says:
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      @FrankGrimes: crab cake sandwich at Bethesda crab house is $14 I believe so the markup isn’t terrible. $12.50 for a f’in beer is ridiculous

      • Cram It says:
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        @Zeus: I agree. The Crabcake sandwich markup isn’t out of line. The beer is.

  104. Zeus says:
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    In a OBP keeper with only 4 bench spots and no minors. I’ve sort of handicapped myself by rostering chapman Reed and Berrios. My other spot has Jepsen or whatever of my starters has a bad matchup ie Maeda in Coors. I’m stuck w Khris in the lineup. Would you pick up Saunders or Oswaldo? If so who’s the drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: drop Davis?

  105. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    This day in Baseball History

    2014 Although he breaks his bat on the swing, Ike Davis becomes the first major leaguer to hit a grand slam for two different teams in April when he homers off Mike Leake, helping the Pirates defeat the Reds, 6-5, at PNC Park. Before being traded by the Mets to Pittsburgh earlier in the month, the 27 year-old first baseman went deep against another Cincinnati hurler, J.J. Hoover, for a walk-off slam in the bottom of the ninth at Citi Field.

    wow, Hoover even sucked in 2014..haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  106. Chris C. says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think trading Soler and Blackmon for Giolito is too much? What do you think of acquiring Giolito here? Is he worth the hype?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Chris C. says:
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        @Grey: how about Blackmon for Giolito straight up? Blackmon injury concerns me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Turf toe? Doesn’t sound serious to me

  107. Pita pan express says:
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    Cut two of these shmohawks for me please
    Arcia bour Cody Andersen Norris Realmuto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Norris

  108. peacecoast says:
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    NVSH question

    Justin Wilson or Addison Reed ROS? Already have Familia and liked the idea of Reed/Familia combo but Wilson already has 6 holds to Reed’s 1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

  109. peacecoast says:
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    also how do I get a portait for these comments? I logged into the forum but see no options for this. I want to look cool. A name like Peacecoast demands it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sign up with gravatar.com and upload a jpg

  110. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Domingo or Saunders ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, different things

  111. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered Archer for Fowler in a regular 5×5 redraft roto league. Should I accept? Thanks!

    My other OFs are Marte Polanco Michael Taylor and Grichuk.

    Pitchers are JoFer Salazar Hammel Pineda Conley Iwakuma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Archer

  112. Tigres says:
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    Grey- Shout out to Hittertron. Been rotating 3 guys between 2 spots and HT hasn’t missed once yet. If it keeps this up, I’ll have to give it my toaster oven’s phone number…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  113. knucks says:
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    Domingo over Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  114. The Black Adder says:
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    I think I’m gonna drop Giles and pick up Wilson. Horrible idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  115. The Black Adder says:
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    Although I just noticed Jones, Dyson, and Madson are also available. Hmmm…

    • The Black Adder says:
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      @The Black Adder: I could dump Tolleson while I’m at it.

  116. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Domingo or cast ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  117. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    looks like Aaron Blair might be getting called up for a start on Sunday. If he pitches well any guess as to whether or not he sticks in the rotation? You have any thoughts or projections on him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt it’s for only one start

      • Pager24 says:
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        @Grey: Ok that’s kinda what I thought. He’s been killing it in AAA- I would assume he would be worth the add in a 12 teamer as long as I play the match-ups and remove all my internal organs right?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • knucks says:
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      @Pager24: If they call him up and ignore the Super 2 Shizz, there would be no service time reasons to send him back down, only results based reasons would make sense.

  118. Q says:
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    Got a trade offer where I give Marte and get Abreu. I know you have Marte ranked higher. I’m in a 6×6 with OBP & SLG instead of AVG. Not sure if that changes anything.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It makes sense if you need a 1B instead of an OF

      • Q says:
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        @Grey: Pujols is my 1B & Wil Myers is my CI, so Abreu is an upgrade. Leaves me w an OF of Upton, Deshields, Grichuk, Cain Sugar, & Rajai. (so I think I can lose the steals). Been streaming utility spot.

        Still work with more context?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want a better 1B

  119. nick the dick says:
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    Hastily nominated Jeanmar in the REL supplemental draft as I was attempting to draft while busy as hell at work. Yyyeah I tooootally expected him to get the closer gig and run with it, that $0 has paid off! *joins in the maniacal laugh*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  120. knucks says:
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    Lamb, Domingo, Castellanos, Soler, Burns

    This look about right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, maybe Burns before Soler

  121. brad says:
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    Trade Madsen to get Carter. Trying to get the guy to take Jeanmar instead. Goal is to replace the black whole that is Carlos Santana. distain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  122. brett says:
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    Can you rank these outfielders for me for the rest of the year: Incarte, Parra, Domingo Santana, Conforto, Mazara.

    Rest of my team: Belt, Russell, Correa, Machado, Bryant, Story, Harper, J Upton.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Domingo

  123. The Black Adder says:
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    Would you pick up any of Jones, Dyson, and Madson instead of Tolleson or Wilson or drop both?

      • Tio says:
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        Tolleson, Madson if you need saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson over Wilson

  124. Clay says:
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    Grey, I’ve been offered Jose Abreu for my Harvey. I know Harvey hasn’t been great, but the White Sox offense (3.07 runs/game, 25th in MLB) scares me. Should I take this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  125. The Black Adder says:
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    In eight appearances, Nate Jones has a win, a save, and six holds!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  126. los locos says:
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    Grey

    Pomeranz is a strikeout machine in a great ballpark. However, I do own Nisasio. I have Berrios on my bench waiting for the call up and if I drop him he will be picked up, this league holds minor league guys.Do I drop Nicisco for Pomeranz?

    Scoring for pitching in our league is K/9, WHIP, ERA, SV & QS.

    My staff is solid
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Salazar
    Hammels
    Odorizzi

    Betances
    Kimbrel

    Bench
    Berrios
    Nicasio
    Pineda

    DL – E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. Garrsh says:
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    Cut any of the below for Tyler White : Keeper pool 5×5

    Eaton $4
    Burns $5
    Conforto $4
    Tyler White $5
    Marcell Ozuna $8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Freaking Ozuna. Idk how much longer I can hold onto him. I also don’t know why I have such faith in him. I guess I’m a sucker for a rebound.

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Cram It: I’m with you. I just picked him up, and was eager to do so. I don’t know why though.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Of course he hits a 3 run shot because I was sitting him vs. Scherzer…

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Cram It: Just checked, yeah I never moved him into my lineup. The dominant Justin Bour is currently occupying that spot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Hey thanks! @#$%*!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: His replacement, Rosario, doing a nice impression of a consolation prize. 3-3, 1 RBI, 1 SB.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, yup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s such a POS

  128. Fister Quackenbush says:
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    Grey, deep 13 team mixed with corner infidel and 2 UTIL. I have Rizzo, Abreu, Pujols, and Frazier. I’m near the top in power categories and at the bottom in ERA, WHIP, Ws.

    Deal Abreu for Hamels and Corbin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Fister Quackenbush says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. How ’bouts Abreu+Rodney for Bumgarner+Corbin?

  129. Mel

    littlecf24 says:
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    Pedroia at 2b and Russell at SS

    Picked up Nunez as depth/ start while hot, but have DL spot open and want to snag Boxberger.

    Good move?

    Can use open post-DL spot for Kolten Wong, Billy Hamilton (someone dropped both), Aaron Blair, Pomeranz

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What move?

      • Mel

        littlecf24 says:
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        @Grey: Boxberger for Nunez and use open spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

    • Tio says:
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      @littlecf24:

      If your DL slot is open and won’t be occupied by someone better, sure, add Boxberger. His walk rate is a bit much and not guaranteed to be given back the closer role.

      • Mel

        littlecf24 says:
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        @Tio: All under impression that Nunez not worth holding onto?

        • Cram It says:
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          @littlecf24: No he’s not. You’re overthinking it. It’s not like you can’t pick him back up after you DL Boxberger.

  130. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    Thinking about offering my:
    Kyle Seager
    Mazara
    Aaron Sanchez
    Osuna
    Doolittle

    for

    Machado
    Buxton
    Betances
    Trevor May

    I have Britton and a host of other potential closers, either long-term or next man up (Colome, Dyson, Herrera, Zych), and I’m toying with the idea of loading up on swing-men – high leverage relievers (Erasmo, Betances, Herrera, May, etc) to pick up some stray wins while improving ratios. Trade partner doesn’t have any closers at the moment. Roster would look like this after trade:

    C – empty
    1B – Miggy
    2B – Forsythe
    SS – Tulo
    3B – Machado
    IF – Abreu
    OF – Betts
    OF – Sano
    OF – Deshields
    OF – Kieimaier
    Util – Park
    BN – Arcia, Buxton, Eduardo Escobar

    SP – Stroman
    SP/RP – Colome
    SP/RP – Erasmo
    SP/RP – May
    RP – Britton
    RP – Betances
    P – Dyson
    P – Herrera
    P – Zych
    BN – Matt Moore
    DL – Darvish, Heaney

    I think I could stay middle of the pack as far as wins and saves, and ratios should remain high. Not sure if trade partner would go for it, but I’ve seen stranger things. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • omar says:
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        @Grey: Also, I’d be able to keep Machado through 2017.

  131. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Mad Season. Such a great band.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  132. Dom says:
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    Wong or Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  133. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    If Chris Carter grew his beard out I think he’d be a Sean Price doppelganger. Right? Or is that racist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not at all, nothing is racist, it’s our perception… Actually that’s not true

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Was that an inspirational Paula Deen quote?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, she was in black face when she said it

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I think she said while standing under her “lynchin’ tree”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It was for tetherball!

  134. Scott says:
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    Adam Eaton or Alex Gordon?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  135. Kid A says:
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    In a touching tribute to his namesake, Prince Fielder will consume 1999 raspberry flavored berets before tonight’s first pitch.

    • Scott says:
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      @Kid A: Then implore his team to “Let’s get Crazy”

      • knucks says:
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        @Scott: Prince steps up to the top of the Rangers dugout and calls out Keuchel…

        “How bout you and your friends versus me… and the Revolution”.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @knucks: and after I’ll bring you inside and make pancakes

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @nick the dick: Would you like some grapes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  136. Scott says:
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    OZUNA SMASH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OZUNA

  137. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. drop heaney for any of graveman, niese or fiers?

    thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @herschel: Maybe Fiers but Id hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman

  138. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Grey,

    Look at the brightside regarding Pomeranz….. I drafted him in my NL-only league. Doesn’t that make you feel better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  139. knucks says:
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    Lamb batting second! Yesssss please. Lets do this again tomorrow snakes, when he isn’t on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  140. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    On a more serious note, should we put Dave Eiland in the Searage and Duncan tier? Ian Kennedy, Chris Young, Volquez….. now only if he could made Yordano (who was supposed to be good) actually good.

  141. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Ive been Cyclopsing Villar….the time has come to make him my bitch…Just added him in one league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… I own him in a few places

  142. Scott says:
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    14 team dynasty league with full farm.

    How close are Michael Pineda vs. Justin Upton in terms of value?

    I need pitching and was offered Pineda and a prospect for Upton. How good does that prospect need to be to bridge the gap (i.e. top 10 type guy, or top 100). Or should I hold out for even more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not very

  143. Bbuter says:
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    12 team h2h Blair a must add or keep my streamer spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  144. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    14 team H2H points weekly league…

    Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Santana for Rizzo and Taijuan Walker?

    which side gets the better deal?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: thanks again…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • RicoSuave says:
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            is it fair?

  145. Bbuter says:
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    Blair vs mets or peavy vs marlins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blair

  146. Scott says:
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    I noticed you haven’t been talking about the Hebrew Hammer. Afraid to jinx him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing to say

  147. Scott says:
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    Loving the Rajai batty call so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  148. Tyler Robinson says:
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    Greg,

    Cesepedes and Kinsler for Dee Gordon and Adrain Gonzalez? Would you do it? Also, love your work.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Agree with Greg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  149. OaktownSteve says:
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    Three week in all horrendous team:

    C Norris
    1B Votto
    2B Wong
    3B Seager
    SS Desmond
    OF Heyward
    OF Gomez
    OF K Davis
    DH Pujols

    • knucks says:
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      @OaktownSteve: God I hate Pujols right now. Its John Danks breh, get it together.

      But I am shocked that he is the only guy I own on this list. Cause I am frustrated as hell with Team Knucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like my Scout team, Yahoo team, ESPN team, CBS–Actually, I’m in first in CBS

    • Kid A says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      3 OF league?

      Noob.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Kid A:

        Fargin ice hole bastige!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @OaktownSteve: how deep of a league is that to hold onto norris? or is that just a CA thing to hold him?

  150. Hi Grey,

    A couple quickies:

    Who do you like more between Arcia and Saunders? It’s a roto league where I need help with the power categories most of all.

    And who is the best DL stash between Tyson Ross, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Perkins?

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders… Ross

  151. herschel says:
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    @Grey: june seem like a reasonable call up time for orlando arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  152. The great Knoche says:
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    Glad I don’t own David Price anywhere

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @The great Knoche: im glad i traded him straight up for Springer

  153. Rod Beck's Mullet says:
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    I am in a 16 team 6X6 H2H dynasty w Holds as 6th pitcher stat.
    I have Papelbon, Rosenthal, Grilli, Clippard, & Uehara just dropped Hoover. Do I chase the Cincy bullpen? Cingrani is there but Cotham got scooped up.
    I’m thinking of getting a 3rd holds guy and picking up Albers, or Neris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Cingrani

  154. Twice on Muesday says:
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    H2H Keep all – give up King Felix (F Her!) for J Odorizzi ?

    Are you concerned about FHer’s dip in velocity? Odorizzi seems like a buy low after getting rocked at Boston. Who would you prefer?

    • Twice on Muesday says:
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      @Twice on Muesday:

      or is Matz the better target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  155. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Scooter or Phillips over Rendon @ 2B in an OBP/OPS league? Rendon is walking and scoring, but not doing much else…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  156. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    Hey Grey,

    c-Castillo
    1b-rizzo
    2b-schoop
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-j-upton, marte, polanco
    util-hosmer, belt

    Drop Schoop for Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  157. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    Pineda was dropped in my league. I know he intrigued you in the Pre-season. He’s a no brainer claim right? 12 team- I have a bunch of quality guys, but similar to your experience, my team has sucked so far this season!

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pager24: Since you’re dropping air to pick him up, sure.

      • Pager24 says:
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        @Cram It: thanks. I would assume you would dropping him over Aaron Blair or a save spec guy right?

        Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, claim him

  158. Vrugg says:
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    Give: Ventura and Nola
    Get: Kluber

    Should I do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  159. Cram It says:
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    Regarding the Scout league, do you know if there’s a way to see when your pitchers are probable to start? It’s really friggin annoying having to look up all of my SP’s on another site, name by name, to see when they’re going. Then have to cross reference to see if any of my guys are pitching against each other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, it’s the worst site ever

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I am tempted to say worse than lemonparty.org? But that is a different kind of worst.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          By the way…nobody go to lemonparty.org if you haven’t heard of it. It is not safe for work or anything else. You have been warned.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I know that trick! I will never look at it *looking now* OH GOD NO!

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              The ugly side of the Rick Roll

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I will never forget that

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  Was a craiglist forum gag way back in the day..

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I can’t unsee it

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Haha. Okay, I keep trying to like it but it’s making it impossible.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Cram It: why do you care if one guy is pitching against each other unless that league has losses? i thought you showed up claiming some sort of fantasy knowledge, even caring about pitcher vs pitcher is like asking for a deck change when you are doing badly, straight up no logic thought. it would suck to not be able to see if a guy is pitching though.

  160. Muskysmell says:
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    Happy Thursday

    Abreu and Heyward are killing my team….

    I hate it when pitchers can’t last at least 5 when given 8 in run support…looking at you Odorizzi

    Bryce Harper is love. Bryce Harper is life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  161. Bye Felica says:
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    Any thoughts on Aaron Blair razzball?

    Run him out there Sunday, add/not add. I wouldn’t be giving up much to grab him. Is this guy a high upside SP like Berrios? I have questions guise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a flyer

  162. knucks says:
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    Prediction: Cram nailed his prediction

    Mr. Lamb is $$$

    We are about to watch that ownership percentage sky rocket in the coming weeks. Even if they don’t keep him batting second between Segura and Goldy (they should).

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Will be starting him over Albert until he pulls his gigantic head out of his Pujol

  163. JoeG414 says:
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    Is Eddie Rosario (a free agent) a better start than Avisail Garcia right now ? I also have Maxell Smith and Oswaldo Arcia as back ups . I could cut a different player to pick him up . Free agents are thin.
    6×6 mixed daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  164. OaktownSteve says:
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    Dear David Price,

    Perhaps there is some misunderstanding. We are not paying you per ER allowed.

    Your truly, etc.,

    -The Management

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  165. Don Majikowski says:
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    Cruz or Polanco in redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  166. Dropping Dingleberries says:
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    I can’t get enough today…2 questions. Keeper league –

    Drop Nicosio or Nola for Pomeranz?

    Dickerson still killing me – drop for Billy Hamilton, Billy Buns, Ozuna, Paulsen, Rasmus…Lamb and Gennett also available. Any help would be most appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nicasio… Lamb

      • Dropping Dingleberries says:
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        @Grey: You’re the man Grey! I also have the boat anchor better known as FAT Albert. What do I do with his sorry arse??

        Obviously same dudes available in Billy Hamilton, Billy Buns, Ozuna, Paulsen, Rasmus…Lamb and Gennett. Chris Carter, Mitch Moreland also there. Not great options….but yet another 0-4 for Pujols today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  167. Tigres says:
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    Can we decide to give Pujols a breather tomorrow? You know, to clear his head?

    • knucks says:
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      @Tigres: Yea man, bench him. He couldn’t handle John Danks nasty stuff today, how is he gonna fair against Felix tomorrow?? Prob blast 2 HR while he sits on my bench, but still. Can’t say I won’t at least be happy to see he has a pulse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s do it!

  168. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Pomeranz or erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Thanks!

  169. OaktownSteve says:
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    Lot’s of scuffling aces early.

    Adding context, Jeopardy style (I’ve told the story about being on Jeopardy here, have I knot?)

    Answer: 4.32

    Question: What was Kershaw’s ERA on May 21st, 2015?

    • knucks says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That’s amazing. We are talking about next month right? You didn’t mean April 21?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @knucks:

        Yeah…I mean May

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s early

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I remember that fondly. There was a lot of chatter of whether he was concealing an injury perhaps. And what do you know, example #1081 of why people should relax 15 games into a season.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      C’mon somebody wants to ask me about Jeopardy! right?

      • Cram It says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Haha. I totally wanted to but it sounded like you told it a million times. I have to go play a bocce match now, so I’ll read it for my bedtime story.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Cram It:

          Short story, taped two shows totally high. Argued with Alex. Told him I saw Big Foot and held the world record for solving rubik’s cube with my feet as my two stories. Saved them thousands of dollars by catching a house fly with my hand. Generally ruined the show and walked with close to 11K. Long story…way better. Also…show is fixed.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I’m late to this party but that sounded completely awesome .

  170. matt says:
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    My 3b situation is anthony rendon…possible trade would be me trading patrick corbin and a 3rd rounder for todd frazier and shelby miller or julio terhan and id probably get a 10th rounder back. What are your thoughts?

    • knucks says:
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      @matt: I think that Shelby Miller and Julio Tehran are dirty brown water trash, to be honest. Frazier would be key though.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Miller bounced a fastball to Cueto on a 3-2 count… that’s ridiculous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @matt:

      I’d hold. I like Rendon.

      • @OaktownSteve: I just said yesterday that I thought that he was one of the best Buy targets right now. So I agree.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Wake Up:

          He’s got the Hit Tool. When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like an MC.

  171. Jon Doe says:
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    Thoughts on price? Think I could get him real cheap. Any real concerns or just a slow start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how low

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Go get him. Bad division but pitched in AL East most of career. Good numbers at Fens. He’s going to pitch to a sub-4 ERA, so do the math on what the numbers are going to look like from here forward.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Matt:

          Like trade Joe Ross for him? What is this amateur hour?

          Of course if you mean, do I like Joe Ross? I do. Papelbon taught him the secret Schilling bloody sock split change. Couple that with slider and he will get k’s. I think the Nats win the WS this year…wins should come. Fastball command not there yet so temper a bit.

          Still if the question was Ross for Price, the Price is right.

  172. DonnieB says:
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    Would you drop Hendricks or McHugh for Pomeranz? Love the Ks….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  173. 19/20 fastest pitches thrown this year have been tossed by the Norse God of Danish…

    The 20th, by Eovelocity…which was promptly hit for a homerun…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Pastry King of Croissants?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        8 of the 9 first pitches Thor threw the other day were triple digits.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holy crap, really?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Sweet merciful crap. He threw 12 pitches total at 100 MPH plus in that start, more than 7 teams have had total since 2008.

            I remember last year I came back from a three martini lunch where they had the Mets game on and not only was he doing his thing on the mound, he crushed a homer and I posted here, and we talked about it, I was going to own him on every team this year. I own him on none. He and Harper will be on a lot of money teams this year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I own him nowhere either and have deGrom on 3 teams… Huh?!

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Meant to get Thor…ended up with Loki

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahahaha

        • @OaktownSteve: His 4 seamer has the highest average velocity…98.4

          Number 2?

          His sinker sinker at 98.3

  174. Paul says:
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    Homer Bailey or Alex Cobb to stash on DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    If you are in a trade league, now is the time for all the savvy owners (i.e. Razzball readers) to make those predatory offers for guys off to a bad start. Prey on the panic, the fear, the weakness of others. Make dumb ass offers in your home leagues, in your office leagues.

    Mongol General: What is best in life?

    Conan: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  176. Hicks throws 105.5mph last night.

    Kershaw throws 45mph today.

    Prince dies.

    I’m draped in purple velvet, wrapped in a space blanket, trying to cheer up doves…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      Bowie and Prince in short order. Those of us with a healthy dose of the weird on guard.

      • @OaktownSteve: and Merle and Phife…they say it comes in five-footers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bartolo Colon passes on dessert. WHAT?!?!?!?!?!

  177. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    good talk down the ledge in that 20 teamer with a bunch of power indexed categories to not drop pedro yet for duvall/oswaldo/valencia, i thought it was close too. in NL only just lost spangenberg, grab rosales/gosselin/j.weeks. weeks appears to be a starter now. rosales is too. weeks counts as 2B only, rosales as all IF but SS.

  178. Ed says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My closers are Cody Allen and K Rod.

    They’re pissing me off.

    Should I drop one or both of them for any of these guys on the waivers?

    S. Tolleson
    B. Ziegler
    J. McGee
    J. Jeffress
    S. Doolittle, Madson
    S. Cishek
    J. Gomez

    Not a lot of love for RPs in this league.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      KRod for Ziegler

  179. The Black Adder says:
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    Sorry to keep feeding and beating and feeding and beating and feeding and…well, I must not be too terribly sorry…
    Holds and Saves have same value in my H2H league with 12 pitching cats. I dropped Giles to add Wilson.
    a. Nate Jones, Sam Dyson, and Ryan Madson are also available. Would you drop Tolleson to add one of those three? If yes, which one?
    b. Would it be better to keep Tolleson and drop Wilson to add one of the same above?
    c. I guess the best request isto ask you to pick two of Tolleson, Jones, Dyson, Madson, Wilson. I’m leaning towards Wilson and Jones or Madson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tolleson, Madson

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: Alright, alright. Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, BA

  180. FrankGrimes says:
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    They playing Prince in between every inning. Sad day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, so sad

  181. Knucks says:
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    My Cueto/Soler for his Kluber
    My Cueto for his Jason Heyward

    Taking OTS post above to heart and going in for the kill. The guy has made bad trades in the past. I have no needs other than to prey on the panic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber….Heyward

  182. Let’s revisit Wake’s hotlist from opening day:

    Wake Up says:
    April 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm (link)

    @Grey: Here’s who I have a lot of :
    Belt
    Salazar
    Thor
    Addison
    Hendricks
    Corbin
    Trumbo
    Duda
    Osuna
    Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Life is good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pee dew!

  183. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Diamondbacks unis make my inner gay man cry. I am saying tearful things in a Michael Kors voice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zach Posen can’t even find anything witty to say about them

  184. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Kluber or Harvey ROS?

  185. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    pts league, -1 for K’s, +1 for BB’s. got alex gordon in LF, he’s been getting 1.5 pts per game (awful). replace with which of rasmus (worried about being off for lefties though), duvall, dickerson, paulsen. all of those have been getting at least 2.3 pts per game, rasmus 3.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No waiver limit? Paulsen at home, then move to Dickerson…If limit, just go Dickerson

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: no moves limits of ANY kind, paulsen it is for series upcoming.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, nice

  186. Lance

    Lance. B says:
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    I know this is similar to one above, but Jeffress and Velasquez for Archer?

    Does 10 or 12 team roto make a difference in the decision?

    Thanks brah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  187. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    good talk down the ledge in that 20 teamer with a bunch of power indexed categories to not drop pedro yet for duvall/oswaldo/valencia, i thought it was close too.

    in NL only just lost spangenberg, grab which of rosales/gosselin/j.weeks. weeks appears to be a starter now. rosales is too. weeks counts as 2B only, rosales as all IF but SS, but guessing weeks has the speed i wanted out of spangenberg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool…. Yuck, Rosales

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: i got arcia on bench, so eventually this roster spot won’t exist (pending any other injuries of course). last year i won while having brito RIGHT when he came up due to having injuries though, so sometimes it’s good. d.norris just got dropped, but i’m not adding him (even while having hundley) due to not wanting to drop any of these other guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  188. Bbuter says:
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    Blair or Pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  189. Bbuter says:
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    If you have Lindor and Corey Seager with Arcia on na, are you trying to trade Lindor. And if so what pitcher would you go after

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey?

  190. CorreanBBQ says:
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    10 team H2H

    Scherzer/Story for Correa/Severino?

    Thank you for all the great content!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  191. Bbuter says:
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    Genett or schoop or just look at whatever one has easier matchups coming up

    • Bbuter says:
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      @Bbuter: Devon Travis worth a dl add to if weak at 2nd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  192. Lanky says:
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    Cody Allen job in jeopardy pick up next guy in line?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw has been awful too

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: yeah, but shaw hasn’t been good for an 8th inning guy in at least 2 years. mcallister better last year already.

  193. Tod says:
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    Probably shouldn’t add Blair if I need a win and no losses he’s going up against degrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can just watch for his first game

  194. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Melky or Peralta? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  195. Tod says:
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    Domingo or pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  196. OaktownSteve says:
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    GODAMNIT but Rich Hill is entertaining.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you not entertained?!

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        @Grey: Maximus Maximus maximus maximus!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  197. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Bryce Harper can baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  198. Nation says:
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    Does Mookie’s increase in K rate (and decrease in bb rate) worry you at all? Even with a lowish babip hes still hitting for a decent average, and all the contact metrics look fine other than an elevated o-contact% and swstr% (71% down to 50%, and 5.4% up to 8.3% respectively)?

    Other guy Im wondering about is Justin Upton: is he just cooked? bb rate down, K rate at~40%, and even with a .390 BABIP is batting only .240. I dont have any shares of him, but his peripherals look AWFUL. Maybe thats his pennance for leaving petco!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All small sample sizes at this point

  199. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G, my 10 team home league Matz was dropped, I have top waiver spot. League is kinda half-schmucky so I’d bet someone good will be dropped sooner or later, but still worth the claim? Or no waive, like Miss Columbia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You gotta waive, claim him

  200. nick the dick says:
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    ‘Member the whole autopick fiasco in Foh’s RCL where I got autoed Price where I was gonna take Noah? Coincidentally was the same evening I set my Mai Tai down next to a handsome, clean cut, yet dead-eyed gentleman while I took a piss and awoke in a daze with an unneccessary appendectomy, one less kindey and a severe rectal blockage coupled with ovewhelming but irrational thoughts of guilt. Tell me it’s not my fault Dr. Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahahahahahaha crap

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey:This pitching funk is seriously out of control this year. Sure, my ratios are shot, but on the bright side I do have an abundance of raw footage to edit for my short film in the snuff category titled ‘Hurlers Gone Vile’ that is aces getting beaten up with bats until blood pours out of their eras. It’s a tough watch, but Sundance here we come!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Sounds more like Slamdance though

  201. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    PUIG Harvey vs kluber springer?

    are you worried about kluber at all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  202. I am the Walrus says:
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    I heard Liriano’s MPH is down. You worried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit, yeah

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @I am the Walrus: He’s walking guys again like vintage Liriano. I’m done with him.

  203. feats of mookie says:
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    Thoughts on these trades?

    Jason Hammel for Freddie Freeman

    Wil Myers for Jeanmar Gomez

    It’s a daily lineup H2H league so I can move people around. On the second trade, I am desperate for a closer (currently have Madson, Doolittle, Cotham) but if that’s a big overpay, I’m fine waiting to scoop someone off waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman… Myers…

  204. I am the Walrus says:
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    Pederson and Mazara for Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  205. Count de Monetball says:
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    Rudy! One of my favorite titles for the daily notes today! Cheers my friend!

  206. swaggerjackers says:
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    “What’s uglier than Devin Mesoraco? Technically, nothing…”

    Classic Grey, classic!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  207. Steady says:
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    Hey grey, hope yesterdays celebration treated you nicely.

    Couple questions,
    Whats up with Freeman? Product of a terrible team and a bad start? He’s my 4th 1b behind Rizzo A-gon and Belt and was hoping to move him before the season started in fear of this but is he worth just riding my bench until a hot week and try and swap?
    How much value does Mazara have after his stint so far? Probable daily player or will he be a bench guy when Shoo returns?
    Jung Ho Kang over lawrie or rendon when he returns?

    Do I try and scare the Price owner out of him due to his slow start or do you see him struggling this season with the transition. April is Price’s Kryptonite

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never been a huge Freeman fan, terrible team, doesn’t have any real power…Choo might push Desmond to bench… I’d buy Price

  208. Kdawg says:
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    Drop Krod for madson or cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  209. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    12 team money h2h league. deep enough benches, i already have 10 starters active ones (11 with berrios), and gausman back soon. use last bench spot to add mesoraco if i have hundley on DL and salty starting, or use that spot for other off days. i have an extra OF (delino or heyward right now), extra 2B/3B lawrie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco, sure

  210. Kdog says:
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    Hey Grey- Drop K-wad for madson or cishek?

    • Kdog says:
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      Sorry for repeat. Had iphone issues.

  211. muskysmell says:
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    Is there a more terrifying team than the cubs?
    Half the team isn’t even performing up to their ability…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

  212. ECTO says:
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    Gausman gets activated on Monday, I have to cut one of these pitchers in order to start him.
    Who is the one to go?

    JoFer
    Salazar
    Matz
    Ty Walker
    Joe Ross
    Severino

    K-Rod
    Tollesson
    Gregerson
    Betances
    Arod Vizcaino
    Rodney

    Holds are not a category, so I’m thinking Betances, but he strikes everyone out!

    What do you think, who gets the axe?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @ECTO: You have 5 closers? Probably gotta be Rodney or Gausman himself, but dam that’s alotta saves.

      • ECTO says:
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        @Fungazi: I’ve got 5 closers, and I get a lot of saves, it’d be more if ATL & SD weren’t awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

      • ECTO says:
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        @Grey: Wow, wasn’t expecting that…He pitched decent enough tonight. So cut Severino and activate Gausman for Monday?

        You don’t think owning 6 RP is too many? 6 SP and 6 RP is ok for team composition?

        • Grey

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          6 RP is too many and Gausman isn’t safe at all… Feels like lateral move at this point

          • ECTO says:
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            @Grey: I’m going to hang on to Severino, activate Gausman and cut one of the RP. My initial reaction is to cut either Vizcaino or Rodney, because even though they are closers, their teams are awful, BUT at least they have a chance to get a save. Isn’t the logical move to cut Betances?

  213. L-Boogie says:
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    remember last year when I owned Arrietta? That was awesome.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @L-Boogie:
      lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, agreed

  214. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hola Grey!

    Loving my pitching so far in NL-Only H2H. However, the Pollock injury has really hurt my offense as I have to use less than ideal platooners/fill-ins.

    Here’s my team:

    Ca Castillo
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B LeMehieu
    3B Franco
    SS Villar
    INF Piscotty
    OF Ozuna, Santana, Duvall, Hazelbaker

    Util. Ahmed
    B Pollock

    SP Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, Velasquez, Nicasio, Eickhoff, Finnegan, Pomeranz
    RP Rondon, Vizcaino, Strickland

    I have the upper hand on peripherals for match ups. However, I’m severely under matched in offense most weeks. I’m shocked that Neris is still on FA. Would you drop Ahmed and put Pollock in Utility while waiting to trade one of Nicasio, Finnegan, Eickhoff, and Pomz for a regular batter? I would trade VV, but he’s a viable keeper next year, or I could use him now and trade him before our deadline for something better.

    My one pitching weakness is I have 1.5 CL and Neris realistically could get me peripherals with a shot at closing.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Ahmed for Neris

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Would you lose Hendricks or VV if I have no real bites on the others?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Good to know. Thanks!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Pugs & Slugs: that’s a somewhat shallow NL only , guessing 8 teams? having 2 closers and 2 aces, and all starters on offense.

  215. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    jesus, fun day owning rizzo and bryant in one 16 team dynasty (drafted last may in first year draft with top 2 picks).
    5/12, 3 HR, 6 runs, 9 RBI’s. no BB’s so same OBP as AVG today.

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: but wow is that dumb to force arrieta to stay in this game, no smarter than when bellichick leaves brady and everybody on offense in when they are winning 52-6. needless injury risk (later in year with SP of course)

      • muskysmell says:
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        @I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome:

        dude had a no-no going….you’re not gonna keep a veteran pitcher at the height of his power with no pitch restrictions from pursuing personal history….that’s just not done in baseball.
        119 is not bad either.

        • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @muskysmell: might not be bad, but we’ll see if he’s effective and not tired looking in october, if he isn’t no harm no foul of course. he even said he was worn out last year in the playoffs though… i’m sure everybody will give him a nice pat on the back with for his no hitter when he was up 16 runs in april when they go out of playoffs though if he is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I bet

  216. Fungazi says:
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    Somehow Soler manages to be the biggest fantasy d-bag on a 16-0 winning team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ticker tease

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Ticker roshambo

  217. The Great Knoche says:
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    Sad the Cubs wasted all those hits on Arrieta tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: How about Ross catching first no-no. Career highlight after announcing retirement…. Get to catch Lackey/Arrieta for your final year, get to catch a no hitter, and only one thing could top it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, agreed

  218. Ky guy says:
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    Is Samardzija enough for Trevor Story?

    • jal179 says:
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      @Ky guy:

      I think I’d want more. Salazar type?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  219. jal179 says:
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    Does this 10 teamer H2h redraft team suck or just a cold start? My record strongly suggests it sucks…
    C- Weiters (drop for Ramos?)
    1B- Goldy (FML could of gone Harper at 2…)
    2B- Carpenter
    3B- Seager
    SS- Suarez (drafted Desmond)
    MI- Daniel Murphy
    CI- Hosmer
    OF1- Crush Davis
    OF2- Starling
    OF3- Hanley
    OF4- Delino
    Util- Tyler White
    Bench bats– Billy Burns, Holiday

    SP1- Max
    SP2- Thor
    SP3- Carrasco
    RP- Betances
    RP- Rondon
    RP- Chapman (took him 100th overall)
    P- Colombe
    P- Matz
    P- Maeda
    P- Severino
    P- Matz
    DL- Boxberger DL- Eduardo Rodriguez NA- Glasnow

    Fantasy Pros had me projected atop the standings but that means jack shit now as I’m 4-21-1 and currently losing 2-10.

    Any advice appreciated. I like my roster except my back portion of the OF and SS.

    Was thinking of dealing Seager for an OFer and filling 3B with either Murphy or Carpenter and adding Panik as my MI.

    HELP!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get for Seager, not exactly selling high… Maybe CarGo? Nelson Cruz?

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @jal179: with 3 aces (or in 10 teamer maybe 2.5) you did pay too much for pitching, team still looks good though.

  220. Dan says:
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    10 team H2H Dynasty, keep 15

    My Sano/Dee/Mazara for his Goldschmidt?

    Thanks

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan:
      Here’s my squad-

      1B – Will Myers/Byung-ho Park
      2B – Dee Gordon
      3B – Franco/Sano
      SS – Bogaerts
      OF – Springer
      Mookie
      Puig
      Mazara
      Util – Dickerson, Delino, Buxton, Joc, Judge, Gallo

  221. royce! says:
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    Been down a rabbit hole for the last half hour or so trying to figure out why baseball players (and the media, or, I suppose, mostly the media) have been obsessed with the “unwritten rules” of baseball over the last couple of years. A couple of things that interest me, at least, came to mind.

    First, it seems that teams, and not baseball as a whole, should be the ones to determine the “unwritten rules” of how the team alone deals with certain interactions with other teams. Which highlights that every instance of a player being called out for not conforming to the “unwritten rules” seems to just be an opposing player getting all butt hurt because something bad happened to them.

    Second, I read a list of unwritten rules in our culture generally — for example, chewing with your mouth shut — and it included “no equals no.” I’m pretty sure that’s a written rule, though maybe my experience in criminal defense is leading me astray…but also, all totally inappropriate jokes aside, the list of what constitute “unwritten rules” is mostly a collection of how to be polite. So has the baseball world really just been up in arms about keeping everyone polite? I find this ridiculous. I promise that when I go pro, I will be highly impolite to opposing players.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @royce!: well since part of these “rules” involve throwing 90 or higher MPH baseballs at somebody’s head from time to time (which could easily be construed as the assault it can be) these “unwritten rules” are clearly insane, and in some instances just dangerous. i mean, no matter what i think about the guy sitting in the restaurant chewing with his mouth open, i clearly deserve to go to jail if i throw a projectile (let’s say metal fork) at him for it, as does anybody with that sort of dangerous attack attempt.

      • royce! says:
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        @The Harrow: Hahah totally. I have yet to come across a case in which a defendant claimed that they assaulted the victim due to a violation of an unwritten rule (“he was talking on his phone whiling ordering coffee!”). The closest analogue is something like heat of passion defense, which usually arises where the defendant is responding to something like discovering their spouse cheated on them or the victim molested their kid. I.e., serious stuff, not showboating.

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: These are the sort of things you do when the only game on is the hometown hero Padres, for whom Melvin Upton Jr. is hitting cleanup.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @royce!: watch the blues-blackhawks game, about to start double overtime.

  222. Regan says:
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    Cano! Career year coming. If shark doesn’t dominate at home against Mia i’m gonna lost my shit and cut him wherever i have him. A small part of me wants that to happen.

  223. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Hahaha – I am not sure if that Fister – Odor blurb should keep me coming back to RB. Or compel me to run away,

  224. John says:
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    For a team ranked in the top three after our 12 team draft, my squad has spectacularly underperformed (perhaps poorly managed??). I am comfortably in last place. Trying to be patient but will ask for category targets from you if I can make some moves via trades:

    C: Weiters/Stream matchups
    CI: Goldy, Pujols, Franco, Cast (move one?
    MI: Semien, Schoop, Lowrie (streaming spot)
    OF: Betts, Marte, Polanco, Rickert, Saunders (last two pickups that are paying short term dividends)
    UTIL: Kendrys
    SP: Archer (ugh), Carrasco, CMart, Rodon, Corbin, TRoss (DL), J Ross
    RP: Rondon, Familia, Rodney
    Strickland (streamer for holds)
    There is interest in CMart but my staff has been so inconsistent. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

  225. Dropping Dingleberries says:
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    OK – I’m nuts…so I sent out a post to my league. Best offer on Pujols gets him…Need OF help so the following was offered. Grichuck, OR Deshields, OR Gomez.

    I know I’m an idiot for considering any of them – but whats the best deal ROS?

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