Glen Perkins hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  Or, for those of you who have Siri read these posts to them, “Sorry, Grey, there’s no set closers in the Minnesota area, would you like to open up your search to waivers?”  Thanks, Siri, I would.  “Googling theater times for The Wood.”  Ugh, Siri.  True Story Alert!  Because my pronunciation on everything is fudged up worse than See’s Candy.  I tried having Siri call a friend of mine when I was pulling up to their house to pick them up, and Siri came back with, “Calling Israeli consulate to tell them you’re outside waiting.”  I then immediately pulled over to stop a call that sounds like it would be flagged by the NSA.  So, Perkins’s situation is hairier than a merkins’ situation; Kevin Jepsen should be the first go-to guy in the pen, but he’s no guarantee.  Everyone is in play for the Twins’ job, Jepsen, Trevor May, Fernando Abad, Casey Fien and Ryan Pressly.  Jepsen has experience, May has stuff, Fernando is a Abad righty, but an okay lefty for situational saves, Fien is not F-I-N-E and Pressly is the closer if everyone else leaves the building.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  Five walks is not what I want to see.  I’d prefer three earned and zero walks.  Rodon has more walks than a senior citizen at a mall.  Hopefully, he can do better in his next matchup, or this year could be rocky.  Yo, Adrian!

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 1 run, and his 2nd day in a row with two hits.  Not too late to get this schmotato thing going, homey.  You post-post-post-post-post-POST-post-hype prospect, you!

Yu Darvish – Threw a round of live BP.  All of the zombies and robots standing near the on-deck circle lowered their collective heads and sighed.

Delino DeShields – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st home run.  DeShizznit!  I’ve noticed people are already abandoning hope for DeShizznit.  Guys and five girl readers, he’s on pace for a 110/6/45/.280/40 season.  He’s not a 25/40 guy.  He won’t hit homers in bunches.  Could he still get to 10+ homers?  Yeah, by hitting a whooping four more homers over his pace over the course of six months.  Y’all need to exercise some patience.

A.J. Griffin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Note to self:  Link to this pitching line when asked what the average start is for a streamer.  Alfredo Jettucine gets the Astros next and I’d expect him to get creamed.

Robinson Cano – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Showing some good power early on, and hitting .189.  Maybe he’s doing that late career metamorphosis where he sacrifices average for power.  Made famous in the past by Craig Biggio, and more recently by Daniel Murphy.  We should have a glossary term for this metamorphosis.  Please suggest in the comments.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Loved Walker coming into this year, and haven’t been swayed yet.  You can’t Swayze me!

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Don’t hassle the ‘hoff!  Damn, I’m gonna go check waivers for this guy because he is my new favorite person in the entire–Oh, this was vs. the Padres.  Yeah, get ‘hoff my team.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  This homer came off Colin Rea – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Maikel Franco owns Colin Rea.  Literally.  You can find the letters Colin Rea in Maikel Franco’s name.  Take heed, Frank Mole.  Just pitch around him.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.80, with his 4th save.  Trails only Papelbon for the NL lead.  SAGNOF!

Devin Mesoraco – Had the night off yesterday.  So far, an ugly start to Mesoraco’s year, and he hasn’t hit well either.

Zack Cozart – Has missed a few days with a tight quad.  In related news, Salieri’s fantasy team is doing well.

Alfredo Simon – 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Simon hasn’t looked that bad since he was jailed for murder, but at least there he was able to pay off the judges to change it to an unearned murder.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-3 and his 2nd steal to go with his four homers.  Did Mike Trout change his name to Eugenio Suarez in the offseason?  Just curious.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  That’s it, get hot, you sumsabeech!

Jorge Soler – 2-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Ooh, a rising schmotato.  Oh, wait a second, Maddon just removed him for Lil’ Szczur.

Carlos Carrasco – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  I don’t know how I don’t have a taste of Carrasco in any league with his signature mix of hot peppers, vinegar and sliders.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  I think it was just yesterday people started talking about getting rid of Kipnis in a trade.  Let’s talk about dropping Pujols because I’d like some homers.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Well, I did have him in one league, but dropped him.  Like my mother apparently dropped my head when I was younger.  So stupid!  Oh, well, you win some, you…where’d I put the rest of that cliche?

Pablo Sandoval – Hit the Disgraceful List with a shoulder sprain.  This is like the straight-to-video Kung Fu Panda sequel, where Panda loses his chi, gets a job at the Mexican-American restaurant, Chi-Chi’s, learns how to make fried ice cream and is one of the best at it, until Chi-Chi’s hires a cat by the name of Travis Shaw, who makes fried ice cream better than Panda.  At first, Panda’s bothered by the mere appearance of Shaw, but over time he learns to sit on the bench, eat Shaw’s fried ice cream and enjoy baseball as a spectator, regaining his chi.  Think it went like that, I just read the reviews.

Rusney Castillo – Demoted to Triple-A.  Rusney said, “Wait, I can pretend my shoulder hurts for a DL stint.  C’mon, let me keep my street cred and stay out of those damn minor league buses!”

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and two steals (1, 2).  Hey, someone notified Bogaerts that the season started.  That’s cool.  Thanks, iCal!

Adam Jones – Didn’t start again yesterday but has entered the last few games as a defensive replacement.  That is totally why you have Jones on your team, Showalter!  Great call!  Jones is like a slightly injured Juan Lagares!  More like Buck Schmohawk.

Chris Davis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .233.  That ball was CRUSHED!  MORE YELLING!

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Fool me once, shame on you, Alex Wood keeps fooling me.  I get that, but I still kinda like him and he’s in a place where he can succeed.  For now, I’m only getting in in (stutterer!) deeper leagues, but the definition of deeper could expand rapidly.  That sounds like a drunk Stephen Hawking quote!

Nick Ahmed – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  I keep saying he’s a hot schmotato, I keep hearing crickets.  And crickets spook me, so not cool.

Johan Santana – Aiming to return to MLB.  Wait, it gets better, as a pitcher!  Maybe that’s not better.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks in Toronto.  Not saying the Gods are smiling down on the Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it), but I benched Pineda, and this was a solid benched start.  Not too good, not too bad, not much regret.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  All he does is hit homers!  Seriously, that’s it.  He’s like Chris Carter with name value.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  After the game, he removed tape from the back of his jersey to reveal his full surname, Happier.

Nolan Arenado – 4-for-5, 7 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers.  I wish we could get back to last year’s expectations for him, but we can’t, so that means he’s gonna have to hit 45 homers.  Get on it!

Trevor Story – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  No homers?  Damn, maybe they need to move him down the lineup to get his head right.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Hey, I like him more than just about any ‘pert, but this was in Coors, so, ya know, perspective.

Marco Gonzales – Will undergo Tommy John surgery.  When Dr. James Andrews goes to strip clubs, he makes it rain with pitchers’ tendons.

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks in Busch.  Anderson has a 0.00 ERA so far, but that’s misleading for a few reasons A)  He gave up three unearned runs yesterday.  B) He’s not a zero ERA pitcher.  C)  There’s no C.  I am streaming him for his next start vs. the Twins, for what it’s Werth, but the Stream-o-Nator thinks that’s absurd.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 1st homer.  Domingo was the Buy last Viernes.  That’s what’s SAP.

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  This is the 2nd game in a row he’s given up four runs.  Maybe you tighten it up, Leake.  He’s got about one more start before I’d move on in most mixed leagues.

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks in Houston.  Not an easy matchup, but Ventura did solid.  Maybe he’s matured from the days of picking fights and blowing Kabuki green mist in hitters’ faces.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  It was a towering shot.  Okay, anything over five-three is towering for him.  “That is a towering fire hydrant.”  That’s Altuve taking a stroll.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer, and third in two games.  That Semien is hot!  Ew.  No, really!

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 6.00.  The Cobbler looked excellent or the A’s look like ass?  Let’s just say I’m toying with calling them the Oakland A’ss.

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .387 as he hit way down in the six hole.  It’s fun to watch The Sciosciapath move around one of the few pieces that is actually hitting.  It’s like when you blow out your car speakers, but rather than get a new stereo system, you drive around with your phone playing music in your lap.  Don’t tell me I’m the only one that has done this.

Jacob deGrom – Will throw a side session on Friday.  Right now, he’s away from the club for the birth of his child.  Razzball Exclusive!  For the first time, here’s photos of baby deGrom.

Adam Conley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Conley looked great against the Mets’ B lineup.  “May all of your streamers face a getaway day lineup.”  That’s what I write in your yearbook with a mustache for a signature.  Stream-o-Nator liked his start yesterday, but is less in awe of his next.

Mike Morse – Designated for assignment.  Or, as he says, dash dot dot, dot dot dash dot, dot dash.

Jung Ho Kang – Cleared to play without restrictions.  I hope that doesn’t mean he’ll be playing without pants.

David Freese – 2-for-3, 1 run as he continues to bat third.  He wouldn’t even bat third for the Padres!  C’mon, Clint Hurdle, that shizz was funny the first game.  It’s not remotely funny now.  It’s bordering on psychotic.  Someone needs to administer an ink blot test and, if Hurdle says Freese after being shown an ink blot in the shape of a major league hitter, he needs electrodes put onto his medulla oblongata and they need to test the activity.  Clint Hurdle is Brad Pitt in Twelve Monkeys crazy!

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a grand slam.  McCann is out indefinitely, so the Salty cure is the salami.  Lunchmeat.  (Lunchmeat is said there like ‘word.’)  If you’re in a deep league, I could see grabbing Salty.  The player, not the seasoning.  Since you play fantasy, I’m assuming you have high blood pressure.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Now triple the homers of Miggy (1-for-4, 1 run).  Ah, early season baseball, you are exploiter of sample sizes.

Shane Greene – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Ryan Vogelsong – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This game was billed as, “I thought we were seeing Daniel Norris take on Francisco Liriano?  Stupid preseason ticket sales!”

Stephen Strasburg – Missed yesterday’s start due to the flu, but hopes to start today.  Hopefully, he’s not popping too many Airbornes, I heard they could cause a pitcher’s curve to stay up.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Also in this game, Stephen Drew homered (1-for-3).  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time Werth and Drew did something positive all year, unless you count positively suck.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Braves.  Or as I want to call their offense, Putting on a Brave Face.

Mallex Smith – 0-for-4 and his 1st steal.  For some reason, it always gets my juices flowing when a guy goes hitless and steals a base.  It’s like they care about our fantasy teams.  Mallex, you may sound like a drug with many side effects, but you can be my spirit animal.

Hector Olivera – Was arrested for assault and placed on leave.  If you are an MLB groupie, it may behoove you to go on a Cuban embargo.

  1. John says:
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    What do you think about this. I had story in a couple of leagues. In one, needing saves, got Kimbrel + Jean Segura for him and Corbin.

    In the other, got Cespedes for him. Good deals? Ok?

    • Moneyball says:
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      Nope.
      SAGNOF and Cespedes is a “name.”

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: Yes

      • knucks says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: The Kimbrel/Segura/Corbin one seems like robbery. I’d still do the one for Yo, but its not nearly as good of a haul.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Those sound decent

  2. Robert says:
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    Deshields better than Grichuck for a team that needs steals?

    • tobiasfunkeanalrapist says:
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      @Robert: without a doubt.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robert: Can I say, “duh”?

      • Scott says:
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        @Cram It: Most of your responses are duh, just with more words. :)

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott: Ha. I know! Maybe I should just copy and paste “duh”. But then people wouldn’t learn how to think critically for themselves. Oh hell, nobody learns anyway.

  3. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Who do you think will be called up first Jose Berrios, Tyler Glasnow, or Sean Manaea? Thanks!

    • Thor says:
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      Berrios before Glasnow, but not sure about Maaea

    • spyre says:
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      @Bread n Mustard: I’m curious about this, as well as Snell and Giolito

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bread n Mustard: Most likely Berrios then Glasnow

      • knucks says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: I think it was a rotowire blurb… somewhere I read that the Erasmo to the pen thing could mean Snell earlier than we might think. Not sure that mean earlier than Berrios though. I think yesterday Grey stated July-ish for Manea

  4. Nitro says:
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    Please pick best 2 streaming option this weekend? Points for QS’s
    Tomlin vs Mets
    C Anderson at Mets
    Koehler Vs Braves
    Erlin Vs D-Backs
    R Hill vs KC
    Medlen Vs A’s
    C. Young vs A’s

    Thank you.

  5. 5×5 roto 14 team. Drop any of these guys for Ahmed?
    J.Reyes, M Taylor, Markakis (I would move Holt into my OF if one of the last two).

    I got Story and was keeping Reyes as a safety net. Should drop at this point?

  6. Random Collmenter says:
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    Elder Statsman

  7. Jordan Wolfhope says:
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    Traded Cole hammells for cespedes…..got the better end of the deal right?
    Also being offered Frazier for Jose Fernandez but would leave my pitching thin and would have to bench Yelich Hosmer or Franco….what do you think?

  8. The Theory says:
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    Trading batting average for power: Handshake with the Devil

    Oh, you’ll get your power, but the devil giveth and the devil taketh.

  9. Punk says:
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    Cano with the power floutage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: Not terrible, don’t know if it’s there

  10. Tom says:
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    I know it is early, but is this going to be an even worse year for McCutchen than last year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: I ranked him lower than most

  11. Troy: The Collector

    Troy says:
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    U can start just about anyone against the twins and padres. May they do some damage? Sure, but they cancel that out with all the ks. Awful teams

  12. Slimbo says:
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    whats up grey

    h2h keeper

    Would you drop cesar hernandez, souza jr, or givens for pagan, rasmus, semien, jeanmar gomez or jepsen?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Sure, Semien, Gomez, Jepsen

  13. Max says:
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    In the Freeser: A player that should be hitting third but isn’t for reasons that make no sense at all.

    Ex: Why is Starling Marte still in the Freeser?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Not feeling it

  14. SteveNZ says:
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    Late Boomer.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      and for Mallex – a @SteveNZ: Nice

    • Sherm says:
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      @SteveNZ: That was mine! I like Elder Statsman but it doesn’t mention power specifically. Power Floutage sounds like it should be a name for something else, like what Trevor Story is doing right now.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @SteveNZ: Win

    • de nachos says:
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      @SteveNZ: Sparrow fart! Aren’t you a bit of a dag, now!

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @de nachos: ya like dags?

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @SteveNZ: Gets my imaginary vote…

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @SteveNZ: I raced through the comments to see if anyone else had thought of that before I posted and here it is. Well done, sir!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @SteveNZ: I don’t know how I missed this before I posted mine! I thought of it while on the toilet, I hope you did too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Sorry, Steve, Rudy nixed you

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: *Shakes head*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, SteveNZ!

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @SteveNZ: nice, beat me to it.

  15. Noam says:
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    Beautiful stuff Grey. Story decides to finally cool off and hit two triples instead…

    In a 6×6 OPS dynasty, would you trade Story and Upton for Altuve?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Noam: Hold

  16. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    a. Kang playing without restrictions is like seeing Hitori Tanaka uncensored, right? Had to ask, man. Btw, Hitori is the sister of NYY’s own Masahiro Tanaka.

    b. So true on los Bravos. They are absolutely putrid AND they got rid of Swisher and Freiman. It takes a lot of talent as a manager to make the lineup that bad with so little talent.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 14)

    Doctor Alex Woods: ‘What’s going on here, Horatio?’
    Horatio: ‘Alex, (queue the sunglasses) Miami has a new breed of criminal.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • G.A. says:
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      @Ante GALIC: tell us more how you really feel about the image of kang without pants…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Who is that? Huh? B. Yup C. HA

  17. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    On the name from Cano’s blurb…

    Frank Edward Thomas Junior Syndrome – a disease affecting a player known for having a good career batting average but in the twilight of their career trading power for batting average.

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Did you notice I have a follower…It bodes really well for my plans to open a blog. The title of my new blog?…The fails and travails of a UN worker in Africa…could sell millions judging by my ONE follower.

        b. Gonzo hit a HR yesterday! Countdown to his trade deadline is T-45 days!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. All it takes is one! B. Ha

  18. B-man says:
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    So many entertaining lines in this post. You’re in midseason form already Grey.
    “Clint Hurdle is Brad Pitt from 12 Monkeys crazy.” Love it. This psycho had Matt Joyce batting leadoff the other day!

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @B-man: Clint Hurdle is so out of his mind that he used to host bible study with Hambone! Talk about a walk on the wild side

  19. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league with limited moves

    Hold Mesoraco or drop for Grandal, Hundley, Cervelli, Realmuto, Miguel Montero.

    • Mike says:
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      @bossmanjunior333:

      I was about to post near the exact same question!

      • 2qbn says:
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        @Mike: Me too. Mesoraco has been so awful I’m considering Grandal

  20. Thor says:
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    Last utility spot, I can keep Nick Ahemd or Carlos Santanna. Help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thor: Santana

  21. Dave says:
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    I almost choked on my bagel reading the Smyly blurb (In a good way.) I lived to tell the tale. I worked in a retirement home for two years so felt entitled to chime in on this one though:

    Power Out to Pasture
    Retirement Home Heroics
    Grand Stand Grandaddy
    Old Baller Project (OBP)
    Oldie Power Surge (OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: I don’t mind the first one, but I think prefer late boomer

  22. Tim says:
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    Should I drop mesoraco for montero or salty? I have vogt as well. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Why do you have 2 catchers?

      • Tim says:
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        @Grey: good point!

  23. Steve-O says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS in H2H league…. Addison Russell or Jean Segura?

    • knucks says:
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      @Steve-O: Segura at the top of the snakes lineup all year for me

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Steve-O: Segura this year … but Russell closing fast

      • knucks says:
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        @WhiteRabbit: Well yea, if this was keeper that would be a much tougher decision than it sounds. But I just don’t see where Russell can climb up in that lineup this year.

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    That Meso (Emperor Palpatine) blurb had me cracking up!

    Got a really interesting offer in my h2h redraft league, which follows OBP and OPS (not avg)….My Votto + Springer for his Machado, who is only 9 starts from SS elig.
    If the trade went through, my roster would look like this:

    C – Yaaasmani
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Rendon
    3B – Carpenter
    SS – Story
    OF – Trout
    OF – Upton Funk
    OF – Deshizznit / Joc
    UTL – MANNY, who is also only 9 starts from SS eligibility

    I luuuurve Springer, and Votto, but I like that this trade gives me another elite power speed bat (who could be a SS by h2h playoffs) and the ability to start Delino and Joc more…starting Delino esp would help me on the SB front.

    What do you think?

    Thanks!

  25. Brian says:
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    Okay, I can franchise one for eternity if I like other has to be tossed back next year, Arenado (17th rd) or Rizzo (9th rd). Who should I keep?

    Thanks

  26. Awesome Auger says:
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    So youre saying I prematurely shot my wad when I dropped Semien last week?

    • knucks says:
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      @Awesome Auger: Yes. Yes you did. I came here asking if I should drop him for Diaz on Monday morning. Thank you grey for pulling me off that silly ledge.

      And not to rub it in or anything… but its four homers in four games. Which sounds just the slightest bit better than three in two games to me. I had read somewhere that one theory behind batting him so low in the order is so that they can take him out at the end of games for defensive reasons, without disturbing the top of the lineup much.

      Which yesterday went Burns, Crisp, Reddick, Vogt, Valencia… Don’t disturb that tandem! But then again there’s the “don’t mess with a good thing” theory as well.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: I say reads better but really meant feels better, as an owner. Not like we are working with anything more than a ten-ish day sample size in the first place!

  27. 9thwomanreader says:
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    Great write up Grey! Leake’s next matchup is against the Cubs…should be fun!

  28. Scooter G says:
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    Good morning Grey. Which side of these trades do you prefer in 10 team h2h 5×5 obp redraft?

    Meso for R Martin
    T story and k maeda for sano
    J Upton for J heyward and C martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scooter G: Martin, Story, Upton, last is fair

  29. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    Grey, for my last start of the week Kennedy @ Hou. or Arron Sanchez @ Bos.
    H2H points 9 starts per week.

    Thanks for your help.

      • Dangerfield 51 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, looks like you feel the same way I do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Eric says:
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    Story, Ventura, M Moore for Andrus, Archer, Severino

  31. The General says:
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    Hunting the big dinger at the cost of average: Cano’s gone tAARPon swishing?

      • Chin Music says:
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        @Grey: How about an Iron Butterfly? Because the metamorphosis makes the BA sink like a Led Zeppelin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think we have better

  32. ithrowplastic says:
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    be patient with Khris Davis or cut him for Domingo Santannnanannanana

  33. Wilson says:
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    Will you start them today? THANKS
    Garcia vs MIL Peralta SON $14.3
    Hamm Vs CIN Iglesias SON $10.9

    • Wilson says:
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      Typo, “Hammel”

  34. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice – I was stoked to see the aikido burglar got me a single counting stat when I woke up.

    I like Steve NZ’s “Late Boomer”- wanted to throw out Burrofly or Donkeypillar to get at the metamorphosis aspect.

  35. Howsabout ViagHRa as the cause of unexpected a late career power surge? Primarily a defensive centerfielder throughout his career, Andruw Jones ViagHRa induced metamorphosis into slugger was unexpected.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Prefer late boomer

  36. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Whoops! One more for you…

    Keeper league, which Story trade sides do you like? Story side on all?

    Desmond, Hanley, Ross for Story
    Buxton, Hanley, Ross for Story
    Hanley, Matz for Story
    Desmond, Hanley, Matz for Story
    Buxton, Hanley, Matz for Story

    Thanks!

  37. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Story would have had 2 more HR’s last night if not for the new metal fence extensions in the outfield that they added this year. They were his 2 triples.

    Which pitcher gets the first call up this year? Berrios, Giolito, Urias, Glasnow, Snell other?

    Sorry, catcher question. In 5 x 5 H2H roto Yadier Molina or JT Realmuto? (redraft)

    Thanks!

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey: After Berrios who is the best hold for a potential SP boost when they get the call?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Urias

  38. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    I can go Lawrie or Lamb as my #2 3rd baseman.
    If it’s Lamb, then need to pick 2 of Lawrie,Panik, Gennett, Caesar H. Or Holt at 2nd base.
    12 team roto,redraft, OPS for the 6th cat. I’m trying to get the best combo for ros. I know these guys can’t carry a team, but don’t need anchors either. Which 3 do you recommend? Thanks

      • I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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        @Grey: thanks, my thoughts too. Was struggling with Caesar – Scooter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Nothing to worry about. One of Rodon’s BBs was intentional. All he’s gotta do is turn two of those other 4 BBs into Ks and we are looking at an elite SP. Not crazy, right?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Phil of the Future: He did well to get out of that bases loaded jam! Not crazy, but I’ll be holding my breath when he starts against a team that might actually be good.

      • Metlgod says:
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        @Grey: Watched most of game. 3 of them actually should have been k’s! Ump was squeezing Rodon cuz he was a little wild. Way too many first pitch balls way out of zone. Nevertheless stuff is there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, someone mentioned above

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I think I wrote that mostly for my own benefit but I’m glad it helped you too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Phil!

  40. Lville Jim says:
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    Baby degrom is looking awfully Joe Dirtish.

    • knucks says:
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      @Lville Jim: Looks more like the Nunamaker side if you ask me

  41. New Day says:
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    Drop Grichuk for Domingo or Delino or hold onto Grichuk for now?

    • knucks says:
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      @New Day: Depends on need,s but yea I would do both

  42. Sing Us A Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Survivor was great last night! I’ll avoid spoilers just in case you haven’t seen it yet. I can’t believe they are already down to the final eight.

    Mesoraco is bumming me out. In a 10-team points league is it OK to say goodbye to him for Hundley, Ramos, or Grandal? Or are we still holding out hope? Catcher is such a stupid position.

    I love what you guys do here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sing Us A Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man: Survivor was awesome, major mistake not voting for the guys, can’t hope idol comes out and not go after it…Though that did save Cydney’s ass… Hundley if you like

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: Will Aubrey SAVE Kai from the dark side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You mean Tai? He’s so likable, I don’t think the stink of Scot and Jason even hurts him really

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Grey: seemed so out of character for him to put the fire out…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah but they don’t even think it was him

              • Simply Fred

                simply fred says:
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                @Grey: Cust Kayin’…it hurt to see him pull that stunt given his otherwise ‘loving’ personality

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, agreed, I still like him, he got caught up in peer pressure…Cast the first stone and all

                  • Simply Fred

                    simply fred says:
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                    @Grey: Yes, pulling for him to come back to the light! Reallly like him!!
                    The last two episodes as good as Survivor has ever produced.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, solid season for a new person cast

          • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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            @Grey: Tai will find his way back to the light. The Buddah and Aubry will show him the way.

            Poor old Debbie. She didn’t see that coming. She is too trusting to be so old.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… She reminded me of a female Lawr Michaels

  43. Burt says:
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    “Canopause” seems like the obvious glossary addition choice. Trading regularity for hot flashes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Burt: Not bad, prefer late boomer

  44. CARLOS says:
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    Would to start Iglesias vs the Cubs and Kennedy vs the Astros today? SON is not too fond of either.

  45. Roger Dorn says:
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    What side ya on: Jose Abreu for Dee Gordon & Story

  46. El Famous Burrito says:
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    We could just call it Old Man Strength.

    Or Man Muscles. I can’t remember which coach used that term a few years ago.

  47. Cram It says:
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    Golden AgeHR

  48. “As Gregor Blanco awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was lying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his dome-like brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of his bulk, waved helplessly before his eyes…”

  49. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    Someone dropped Sano… drop Souza for Sano?

  50. joe says:
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    I’ve got Cole, Hamels and Velasquez on the docket today. Are you rolling with all three? Not great matchups for Cole and Hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Don’t know their matchups

      • joe says:
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        @Grey: Sorry,

        Velasquez – SD
        Cole – Det
        Hamels – Balt

        All at home.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start all

  51. RePete says:
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    Could you list the pitchers that your dropping week to week going forward? It seems that they take being spurned by Grey as extra motivation and it has greatly benefitted my fantasy team with Velasquez and Smyly. I haven’t given up on Delino, though I did bench him yesterday for Chris Carter because I needed HR/RBI. You’re welcome!

  52. cf says:
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    Grey! Need help! Schwarber injury totally screwed me in my 2 catcher league. I added Avila for now but want something better there. Guys like Soto, Iannetta, Rupp and Salty still available. Or is there a catcher prospect that will be called up soon I can plug in? I don’t mind stashing for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cf: Salty

  53. nick the dick says:
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    Mighty Morphin’ Average Drainer

    • Vottoman Empire says:
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      @nick the dick: I was thinking just ‘Mightymorphosis’ – still has the subtle power rangers reference.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: there’s no reference to sacrificing average for power, i’m not sold at all. Mine is better, nanny nanny boo boo, stick your head in doo doo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Late boomer could be just a guy who takes a while to emerge with power, so you might be onto something…Could see Rudy agreeing

  54. Acherontia says:
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    “We should have a glossary term for this metamorphosis. ”

    Jame Gumbing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Acherontia: Haha, funny, but prefer late boomer

  55. Moisture Alou says:
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    I feel like you have probably answered this question 50 times, but Mazara or Domingo…it is a 6 keeper league but there is no guarantee I would keep Mazara because of my otherworldly awesomeness.

      • Moisture Alou says:
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        @Grey: 11

  56. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Good stuff as always. Keeper question for you. This is the last year I can keep Mookie Betts in a 12 team h2h with OBP. If I don’t trade him he goes back into the player pool for the draft next year. I really don’t want that to happen since I have crazy value with him as an 18th round keeper next year. With my team listed below what should I be targeting in return. (I know J.D. is on the block as a 17th round keeper)

    C – Welington Castillo
    1B – Albert Pujols
    2B – Jose Altuve
    SS – Ian Desmond
    3B – Josh Donaldson
    OF – Giancarlo Stanton
    OF – Mookie Betts
    OF – Justin Upton
    OF – Lorenzo Cain
    UTIL – Maikel Franco
    UTIL – Domingo Santana
    BN – Buxton, Joc, Billy Hamilton, Reyes

    P – Strasburg, Tyson Ross, Rodon, Walker, Wacha, Nola, Helleickson, Rondon, Jepsen, Axford, Farquhar

      • Henry Rowengartner says:
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        @Grey: I don’t have to and I’m definitely not in any rush at all. But if I don’t trade him by the end of the year he will go back into the player pool for the draft. We are only allowed to keep players for 3 seasons. As I said because of where his keeper position is (18th round) he holds a lot of value in my league. Instead of letting him go back into the player pool I feel it would be better to trade him for another top player. With my current roster I know i need a closer(s) but what other position or player should I target if i’m working up a trade

  57. Moisture Alou says:
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    I own Chapman…if I was able to trade him for Tijuan Walker would I feel good about myself or bad?

    • knucks says:
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      @Moisture Alou: If you need a SP and can find Saves easily in your league than yea I could see it. Sold Osuna for Corbin myself.

  58. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    A Deer in the twilight. When a hitter late in his career suddenly turns into Rob Deer.

  59. Say no to Steven! says:
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    Grey! I rolled with deshizznit this week due to your recommendation, a big thank you kind sir.

    I decided to stash Urias, is this a bit premature?? Any idea on a time frame? I guess if wood and stripinger are pitching well they don’t need him.

    I made the mistake of dropping Salazar last year after his demotion and was late hearing he was called up. Still stings

  60. Fungazi says:
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    Ow, the Bryant buy-low window slammed on my fingers.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Fungazi: what buy low?

  61. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Three questions for you.

    1) Would you drop Leake for someone like:

    V. Velasquez – PHI
    R. Stripling – LAD
    J. Hellickson – PHI
    D. Holland – TEX
    J. Eickhoff: PHI
    A. Conley – MIA

    What I was thinking was this. Drop Leake, Bring up a minor leaguer, like either Snell or Peraza put him on the NA list and pick up another pitcher. Who if any on this list should I go get?

    2) Should I cut Verlander for one of those pitchers as well ? If so, who should I get?

    3) would you trade Marte for Cargo (COL)?

    Thanks in advance Grey

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey you really think Verlander will turn it around? I am really concerned

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, but these options don’t move the needle much

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            so i should stick with Verlander? Can’t trade him. no one wants him

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              grey can you think of anyone that would make it worth me dropping Verlander for them

  62. The JoGarza says:
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    Re: Cano

    “Shelling Out” Kind of a play on selling out (his contact) and coming out his warm, natural shell to do something unusual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: That’s solid too, I’ll run it by Rudy with late boomer

  63. Fohh says:
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    Clippard, Wilson , Giles , or quackenbush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fohh: None? Clippard

  64. DH says:
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    Grey, you had Heyward ahead of Maikel Franco in the preseason rankings. Would you prefer Franco in a keep-5 keeper? And has your opinion changed on the more valuable of these two for the 2016 season? Thanks very much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DH: Sure

  65. Moisture Alou says:
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    Ding Dong Ditch

  66. Fohh says:
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    Pick up manea 12 team league put on bench till he gets the call which should be soon?

  67. Scott says:
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    Catcher question!
    Hundley
    Cervelli
    Realmuto
    Ramos

    Just so many options right now. Do I choose one or go Frankencatcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Hundley at home, can switch when he goes on road

  68. Moisture Alou says:
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    One more for the glossary term: Twilight Zone

  69. Cowpaddddy says:
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    Got offered Goldy for Nolan…. Take that trade or hold?

    • knucks says:
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      @Cowpaddddy: Can’t imagine things changed so much in the first two weeks that the answer wouldn’t be Yes. Ranked #3 vs. #7 pre-season. A little more speed via Au Shizz. But it sounds pretty fair to me, follow your heart.

  70. de nachos says:
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    Daniel Stumpf is safe to drop now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Wasn’t able to get him in any leagues, went too high

  71. The JoGarza says:
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    Miguel Sano is walking at a 20% clip and *whispering* has a 43% K rate. In an OBP league should I be trying to get rid of him? I know I went against your wishes by drafting him, but figured with OBP he was more of a positive than a negative.

  72. mauledbypandas says:
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    Late Boomer

    • knucks says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Someone had this earlier this morning. Has to be the winner.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @knucks: ahh damn, didn’t see that. It gets my vote then!

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey: I saw it after he posted. I admit I did not scan all the posts before I thought of the same thing. Steve cheated though cause he’s in the future!

        Also, I think Mightymorphosis is probably more accurate

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think we’re going with Vetard Strength

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Grey: Well it’s your site. I think Mightymorphosis is the best personally. Describes it perfectly, doesn’t make fun of handicapped people, all that fun stuff.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  73. Fat Daddy says:
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    Cano: Boggs-to-Bonds Mutation

  74. Eric says:
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    Ello Grey,

    Great piece, as always.
    You think Hellickson is worth holding onto his next start at home vs. WAS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Thanks! In some leagues

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: 12-team H2H 6×6 with QS?

  75. Jam Mart says:
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    5×5 Roto 12tm – Traded Story for Polanco/Samardija/D. Robertson? Did I maximiza my haul?

    • Moneyball says:
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      Lookin good. I like a lot better than some of the others.
      Story and Corbin for Kimbrel and Segura for example.

  76. Bob says:
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    Guy who sacrifices average for power. Power Stranger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Not bad, prefer late boomer

  77. Scott says:
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    Who do you like better ROS, Mike Suarez or Eugenio Trout?

  78. 'Saul Goooood, Man says:
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    I was at the Juice Box for the game last night. Altuve’ bomb was killed. Too bad, so sad no one else on the team gave him any help. The little guy is great to watch live.

  79. Joe says:
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    Would you drop Alex Wood or Tyler White (or someone else) to add Matt Moore? Also, would you trade Frazier, Heyward, and Richards to get Bogaerts plus one of Strasburg/Price/Archer? (My guess is no)

    Thanks, Grey. I’m sure I don’t say that enough.

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Heyward, Belt, Util – DeShields, Bench – Pederson, T.White ||| SP – Carrasco, Richards, Corbin, J-Zim, Smyly, Wood, Velasquez, Gausman (DL); RP – Chapman (susp), Rondon, Cishek, Rodney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Wood…Hold on trade

  80. Doug says:
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    Thanks for all your advice over the years!

    I have a very strong OF in my keeper league, but I’m tempted to add Domingo Santana or Delino Deshields for Cesar Hernandez.

    I have Odor, Dee, Carpenter, Story, and Bogaerts.. So I think Cesar is expendable. Would you drop him for those OF and do you have a preference?

    Thanks again!

  81. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Yeah, cool, good times, nice weather, great season so far, and, oh yeah, WHAT THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO WITH KEN GILES?

    I mean, is he droppable? Benchable? Trade-back-to-Philly-able?

    I can’t believe the Phillies got 4 live arms for this dud! I also can’t believe he’s fallen below Steve Cishek on my personal team’s bullpen depth chart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Ha, I hear ya, he might be unhappy being setup, pulling a Storen and crapping bed…I wouldn’t own him in redraft mixed leagues

  82. jojo says:
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    hey Grey,

    if Gattis gains Catcher eligibility, drop Hundley for him?

    thanks!!

  83. Sasquatch slugger says:
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    I know that Khris Davis is a streaky player but…man! Ozuna on waivers…Drop k Davis for Ozuna?

  84. crock says:
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    Is Sano too much or not enough for Fernandez? Have Franco at 3rd and Dickerson could slide into utl with Deshields.

  85. Scott says:
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    Old Folks Homer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Not bad, prefer late boomer

  86. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Cano is making his “Last Stand” or having his Mid-life Crisis (i.e., having a steady safe average is boring, time to sell it out for the Camero of power!)

  87. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Someone panic dropped Jason Kipnis… now I don’t know what to do – I currently have Schoop as my 2B… do I make the swap? Other than HRs, is Kipnis the better player across the rest of the ROTO categories?

  88. Dirk Diggler says:
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    Greetings Christian Grey:

    Who would you advise picking-up from the following: Ozuna, Soler, Myers, Semien, D’arnaud.

    Very deep, 12-team cumulative points league that places an emphasis on HRs.

    Regards,
    D. Diggs

      • Dirk Diggler says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey Worm.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. Uglee says:
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    So I’ve been rolling with Desmond at SS…. It’s been rough. Do you think I should stick with him, or grab someone off the waivers? Ahmed, Diaz, Semien, Hardy?

    Thanks as always!

  90. Richard says:
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    Regarding Rodon, 1 walk was intentional and both walks issued to Sano were legit strikeouts. The ump blew a lot of calls behind the plate. Rodon pitched very well and handled everything the twins threw at him offensively. I am not worried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Richard: Yeah, someone mentioned above, good points

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Richard:
      The ump was totally squeezing him

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @FrankGrimes: can you show me on the doll where he squeezed him?

  91. Matt says:
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    In one of my yahoo pro money leagues, a closer-hungry team offered me Votto and Pagan for Trumbo and Gregerson, and I almost broke my trackpad when I clicked accept. I know I’m getting insane value and the other owner is clearly overrating the first two weeks of the season, so this is sort of like that joke where the punchline is “I’m telling everybody!” Cheers, Grey and all!

  92. Cram It says:
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    Senior Citidinger
    Golden Gopher
    Grayjack
    Aged Salami

    Ok, I’m done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Grayjack is funny, prefer late boomer

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: You’re up early today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Had to walk Ted, Cougs had a shoot

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: A photo-shoot?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, no, she’s a producer, shooting a show

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m like a stay at home dad with no kids

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Haha. Oh. Livin’ the dream! I’m still plotting how to be able to do that. I’m too old for the poolboy gig anymore.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not with those abs, Jack LaLanne

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Ya know, I was thinking of a real-life Jack something for the glossary term. Jack LaLaters. Jack LaTaters. Jack LaLongball.

                    Vetard Strength still wins.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, yup

              • mauledbypandas says:
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                @Grey: You need a live in assistant. I hereby apply for the job. Staying home alone all day can get lonely

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Get me my slippers, pandas!

                  • mauledbypandas says:
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                    @Grey: They may be a bit chewed up, also I am not house broken, yet. I am showing potential though

  93. I did invest in the Stream-O-Nator but i want to get your feel for things.

    Would you start Stroman, Hammel and Pomeranz today? the Stream is neutral about them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • @Grey:

        Stroman vs Yankees, Hammel vs Reds and Pomeranz vs Phillies

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All of them

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @The Guillentine:
      Pic or it didn’t happen

  94. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Still favoring Story side in a keeper league for the below?

    Hanley + Salazar for Story
    Hanley, Desmond, Salazar for Story

    No one other than Story would be keepable at their prices.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are fair

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Posthumous Donkeysaurus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer others

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I know someone mentioned it above, but did you see Story’s 2 triples? The second was probably 15 feet above the old wall.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, dude’s out of his mind right now

  96. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I like late boomer. I thinking that it would be a better fit for guys who come up in their late 20s out of nowhere like Hazelbaker this year. other years like Morse or N Cruz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya, running it by Rudy

  97. bigbear says:
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    Story for Story in an endless trade Q/A loop. Which side? :)

    Aging hitter metamorphosis that sacrifices solid fundamentals just to get attention = CaitlynJenner. Wait, what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  98. Terrible Ted says:
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    Senior hitizen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, prefer others though

  99. FrankGrimes says:
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    Give billy beanie 200 million
    They’d still the the A’ss #overrated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, likely

  100. FrankGrimes says:
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    Tyler Naquin

    #SnGs

  101. Shark says:
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    Saves + Holds league. Perkins and now Romo hurt so looking for some help, who are the top pickups?
    Jepsen
    Dyson
    Madson
    Givens

  102. Damien D says:
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    For the Cano question, trading avg for power as you see the end coming, how about going ‘Deer in the Headlights.” That honors one of the old school high power/bad avg guys, Rob Deer, and hits on mortality.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone said Deer in twilight

  103. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Pillar or Rasmus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  104. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Daniel Stumpf just got busted for taking dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, which almost contains the name TREVOR STORY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

  105. Terrible Ted says:
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    Story hit the new fences twice last night. Why Coors? Why?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  106. Warren says:
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    Odor, Walker, and Iglesias for Altuve. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know who Walker is prolly not anyway

      • Warren says:
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        @Grey: Tajuan, sorry. Altuve owner needs pitching.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Altuve side

  107. FrankGrimes says:
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    SON is pretty meh on Iglesias tonight?
    On the fence what you thinks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  108. Rich says:
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    Waivers process tonight, only 1 add per week. I need steals/SPs more than anything else, but don’t want to totally ignore value. How do you rank the following guys:

    Mallex Smith
    Juan Nicasio
    Cesar Hernandez
    Trevor May
    Colby Rasmus
    Tyler White
    Jeremy Hazelbaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

      • Rich says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks Grey! My fantasy team would be dead in a gutter without you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. BW says:
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    Honestly, I think Late Boomer may be better, but since no one has suggested it yet: OsteoPowerOsis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think we have better

  110. Dan says:
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    Would you trade Aaron Nola for Joe Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  111. MVSean says:
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    Old and given up on average and just hitting bombs, named after Adam Dunn

    Ol’Dunning it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  112. Pita pan express says:
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    Grey next time u give us a challenge have us unscramble 4 words to get the letter clues JUMBLE style!

    Guy who sacrificed average for power

    —- ——-

    Good luck everyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  113. Branta says:
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    Glossary suggestion

    Bull-doza or Bulldoza – Someone’s power creeps while their batting average slips toward the Mendoza line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy suggested Vetard strength

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Oh my god, love that!

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: tremendous, love Steve’s but tie goes to the one that makes me laugh and then feel guilty about laughing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  114. Scott says:
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    Are you starting Teheran today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

  115. JWRAY says:
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    Is it worth keeping Giles right now? It seems he’s not going to get saves anytime soon, and he’s just not pitching good at all!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  116. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Cano: the hittapillar has become a “butter-bigfly”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I think we have better, but funny

  117. quimmy says:
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    Grey, how you doing? Quick question for you sir.

    I am currently rocking the following rotation in my 15 team league:

    W.Chen
    C.Rodon
    J.Lackey
    J.Hammel
    H.Santiago
    J.Nicasio

    I have McCullers, Hahn, Chacin and Pomeranz on my bench. I know, brutal.

    We count Inn, K/9 and QS as additional cats to the std 5×5.

    I am usually able to make a rotation like this work because I play matchups, rock sp’s who are rp eligible in my rp spots, etc.

    I got offered Sonny G for my Tulo. Previously you had said meh, but I havent found anyone willing to offer more and I also didnt give you the full context.

    Should I take the offer? Take a chance that Tulo gets hot and maybe I will get more? Should I get rid of Tulo before he gets hurt? Ugh. Could use your greypertise on this. Thanks homey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  118. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What’s your thoughts on buying low on Archer if his owner is impatient (although season young)? Anything you’d seeing in him that’s a red flag?

    Same owner has Joe Ross. Are you as high on him as JB? Same owner of Archer also has Ross and figured he’s a backup target. And I know how JB has made comparisons between Ross and Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not as high on Ross, Archer is an okay buy low

    • Cram It says:
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      @G: Archer > Ross

      • G says:
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        @Cram It: thanks guys. btW totally aware that archer is way better than Ross but may target Ross as second option if owners not interested in dealing archer

        • Cram It says:
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          @G: I like Ross more than Grey and slightly less than JB. Would be a great get if he can sneak him away.

  119. Cohen says:
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    Grey, who would u start, Domingo vs Garcia or Castellanos vs Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  120. Scott says:
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    Is it just me or does the Latos – Santana matchup seem out of place in today’s pitching matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How so

  121. Copperhead Road says:
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    Don’t the Twins need to win at least one game to make who their closer will be a relevant question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: No they just need to lose in the ninth a few times. We’ll prob care at that point right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  122. Cano(t) hit Singles

    Ok, maybe 3 words is long for a term.

    It is only week 2 – could be an overreaction. You told me to buy a coffin for Beltre and he’s doing his best “I’m not dead yet” performance.

    Let’s maybe not panic after 10 days of baseball and see where Robbie is at by week 4.
    ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  123. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Who closes the season with more steals – DeShizz or Burns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino, but close likely

  124. Also, stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “Jon Hayman reports that Johan Santana is aiming for a midsession return to the majors.”

    Better get that waiver claim in!

    Aaaahahahahahahahaha

    Thoight I was flashing back to 2014….or 2013….or 2012.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  125. PHIL says:
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    Jabari Blash…what is he all about? Worth picking up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  126. Lenny says:
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    The Two Bag Batterfly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  127. Wilson says:
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    Ask tomorrow’s starters, who will you start? pick one. Thanks.

    Hendricks vs COL Bettis $12.4
    Odorizzi vs CHW Sale $9.5
    J Ross vs PHI JHellickson $9.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them, in SON order

  128. BS says:
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    Porch Swing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we’re going with Vetard Strength

  129. Boston Mike says:
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    Thoughts on David Ortiz and Strasburg for Miguel Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side

  130. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop Khris Davis for Saunders?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. The Great Knoche says:
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    Admattingly not as good as “Late Boomer”, but first thing that came to my mind was “Butterfly Swishes” Dont know how to tie in HR increases with it.

    On a side note I was looking at all the guys in the 300+ HR club and very few gained lots of power late in careers and had a decrease in average.. Bonds had the increase obviously, but Biggio and Mo Vaughn really only 2 I could find with significant HR increases and somewhat of an average dropoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is interesting, feels more prevalent… Think we’re going with Vetard Strength

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Only in Alfonso Soriano’s contract years.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  132. Jonathan A says:
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    Betts for Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  133. Casper not the ghost says:
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    Ahoy grey! It’s Thursday that means one day closer to the weekend! I’ll quote a famous poet r kelly “it’s the freakin weekend I’m about to have me some fun”

    Any whoo

    H2h pts / weekly lock/ redraft

    Hold onto my catcher (it’s Travis d’arnaud )
    Or drop for any of these available options; Travis d arnaud has been frustrating thus far

    Available options: Francisco cervilli, Realmuto, Yadier Molina, nick hundley, Yasmani Grandal, saltalamachia, Wilson Ramos, Vogt, miquel montero.

    Next: would you be adding any of these bats?
    Fowler, scooter gennett, Angel pagan, Beltran, Chris carter, panik, wil Myers (OF/1b), Jorge soler,
    Or Javier Baez.

    My team

    Catcher I mentioned above

    1b: rizzo

    2b: odor

    3b: Kyle seager

    SS: Xander bogartes

    IF: lindor

    OF: Harper
    OF: polanco
    OF: joc pederson
    OF: nomar mazara

    DH: trumbo

    Utility: story

    Bench: conforto, Addison Russell (2b/SS), Grichuk.

    As far as my pitchers, thoughts on kenta maeda by dropping one of my bench pitchers? Patrick Corbin, Yordano Ventura, Severino are options to drop for maeda.

    Thanks & have a great one man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Hold catcher, no reason to change your bench bats, can go Soler over Grichuk if you like…Maeda is fine, but the ones you have are decent too, no reason to change

      • Casper not the ghost says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. jacks says:
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    Late Boomer — there’s an inflection point when an aging hitter starts to pull balls more frequently resulting in more power and home runs, but eventually the league’s pitchers take notice and exploit their pull happy ways. If they don’t/can’t readjust, they follow the usual aging curve to irrelevance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suggested above

  135. OaktownSteve says:
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    Not in the running for best of show glossary wise but in honor of the wonderfully bizarre Lloyd McClendon, could we say Cano is getting his old man muscles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      haha

  136. Chris says:
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    I sent out an offer of Correa and Carrasco for Machado and Cole

    I’ve got Corey Seager for SS but only duffy and lawrie for 3b, machado gives me a regular 3b.

    Am I overlooking anything?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  137. Reid says:
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    Needing advice from you savvy fantasy players…Considering the starters I have in OF Marte, Polanco, and Just Dong with Frazier at Utility. Domingo and Deshields and Carlos Santana on the bench, would you play the bench only when starters are out of the lineup or having an off-day, or do you play matchups/hot hand?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Call me Savvy Savviestein, Off day, and likely drop bench bats or trade them

      • @Grey: I think he was at my Bar mitzvah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good times!

  138. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Verlander and Moose for Cargo (COL). Am i giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        is it a fair offer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For you

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            What do you think of this offer:

            I give up Harvey Marte and Pillar for Cargo and Fernandez.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Bad for me on all counts

  139. Mike says:
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    League with ops/walks/hits added to standard 5×5

    I would give Mookie/Carpenter/Morales and get back Miggy/Franko/ Rosenthal (to replace my Dolittle) AND THEN swap Miggy for Stanton.

    My team would be
    C Grandal
    1st Abreu
    2nd Odor
    3rd Franko
    SS Castro
    CF Cain
    OF Stanton
    OF Polanco
    UTIL Sano
    BENCH Deshields

    Do I make the moves or hold steady?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So Mookie/Carp for Franco/Stanton? Works for me

  140. dem ribbies says:
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    Thought my benching of C.Davis vs CHamels @TEX to run Delino out vs Tillman was ballsy, until I saw that Tron agreed. Sweet!

    Now go get some DeShizz!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  141. Scott says:
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    My batty call for today is Joe Mauer vs. Latos. How about you?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Jabari Blash!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Scott: Harrison, grounded out with bases loaded. ugh

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      All the Coors

  142. dem ribbies says:
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    well crap. blackmon down, out of lineup today. his PT has been kind of shaky so far. you think he’s in a platoon situation or just scuffling in the early goings & will be back up to a FT role soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scuffling

    • Moneyball says:
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      There’s an easy joke here but probably best that no one jumps on it.

  143. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    im glad you were so high on marte i love watching him :):):)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  144. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I was just offered in my OBP / OPS H2H league his Bryant, Heyward, and Hoover for my Carpenter, Springer, and Familia.

    This is interesting, but I’d love to keep Springer. What do you think?

    Also thinking of countering with one or more of the following, since I’m most interested in Bryant only:

    A. Bryant for Carpenter + one of Jansen or Familia
    B. Bryant + Casilla for Carpenter + Jansen or Familia + Joc
    C. Bryant + Heyward for Carpenter + Jansen or Familia + Joc

    Would any of these work for you?

    Since it’s H2H Jansen and Familia are my only two closers, but Rodney, Jepsen, etc. are on the wire.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all in your favor, not even really close…

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, that’s what I hoped! Even the one he proposed?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Awesome! I’ll def take this one over the Manny for Votto /Springer I was offered earlier.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

  145. Cooper says:
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    Great Write up Grey. I don’t have a suggestion for a guy who trades in average for power at the end of his career but it reminds of that song that says ” …traded in my Chevy for a cadalac-ack-ack, you oughta know by now…”

    Say, do you have a definition for a player who does go 0-4 and gets a steal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We don’t…yet!

      • Dangerfield 51 says:
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        @Grey:
        How about “runnin on empty”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think we have better

  146. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Best thing about Starling Marte? He named his child Smerling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, if only it was Schmendricking

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        I wish it was Dave.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We all do

  147. E says:
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    Was offered king felix for my Justin upton. H2h, 5×5 with obp and k/bb added. I think I need to ask for an outfielder with felix to do this trade. What do you think?

    C – Mesoraco
    1b – Abreu
    2b – Addison Russell
    3B – josh Donaldson
    SS – ian desmond
    OF – Justin Upton
    OF – Ryan Braun
    OF – Gregory Polanco
    Util – Adrian Gonzo
    Util – Adam Eaton
    BN – Domingo Santana

    SP – Danny Salazar
    SP – Jacob Degrom
    RP – Shawn Tollenson
    RP – Fernando Rodney
    P – Drew Smyly
    P – Kyle Hendricks
    P – Kevin Jepsen
    BN – Nathan Eovaldi
    BN – Aaron Nola
    BN – Ian Kennedy
    BN – Carlos Martinez
    BN – Liriano

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

      • E says:
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        @Grey: what if he threw in Brandon belt?

  148. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Vinny V with 4 swinging strikes in the first inning. Temper your enthusiasm it’s the Padres. One funny tidbit….

    Vinny V (to Wil Myers): May I help you, Sir?
    Myers: Nope, I’m just looking.

    Got him on a 3-2 pitch for a called third strike looking. All three strikes looking to Myers! 1 IP, 3Ks no hits, no walks, no runs, no errors and 3 swinging strikes!

    Enjoy your Baseball Matinee this PM.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ante GALIC: He hasn’t had the misfortune of facing Jabari Blash! yet.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Cram It: Ha! Spoke too soon. Blash got a single off him to right. On an 0-2 pitch (5th swinging strike!).

        Cheers,
        Ante

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Cram It: Cram! Looks like Pomeranz poured spiked the Phillies gatorade with roofies! He is having his way with them!

            Cheers,
            Ante

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Vinny V to the Padres dugout: Your clean-up hitter is Melvin Upton Jr, LOL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… You too!

  149. knucks says:
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    The 4 HRs for Semien were all Solo shots. What’s up with the A’s, can’t take a few walks here and there Billy Beane? Jeeeez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @knucks:

      A’s are not having real good ABs right now. What generally happens with them is they all get hot at once.

  150. herschel says:
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    Vince Velasquez first-inning pitches by velocity: 95, 95, 93, 95, 96, 95, 95, 95, 96, 95, 95, 96, 96, 97, 95, 96

    Giggety!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      That’s amazing

      • de nachos says:
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        @MattTruss: splooge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Got Berrios stashed… probably better to own the guy already here, huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  151. Moisture Alou says:
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    I have a feeling Velazquez ownership will be going up a lot after today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  152. Nightpandas says:
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    Cano is hitting Viagra jacks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  153. knucks says:
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    .273 in 2014
    .255 in 2015

    Are ya trying to hit for .237 this year Todd Frazier, wtf?!?

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: should have noted that he did hit for .234 in 2013 across 600 PA’s, so its not totally a joke I’m making

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: I mean if he wants to hit 40 out, I’ll get over it. But I am starting to worry a bit about my AVG more than I should this early, for a team with him, Schoop, and Pujols also rostered.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, but it’s early

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: namaste

  154. Swfcdan says:
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    Have Fielder and Wacha in a dynasty who I’m not big fans of this year and I’m looking to get Bumgarner. As my additional player I could get V-Mart for Util(TB and OBP league) or Jaso (same reason) for C. My current catcher is Beouf Wellington who’s been bad so far, do you believe in him in a 16 team league.

    Which deal should I take, or do I need more? Thanks.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Oh and I’m all in for this year so I don’t really care if V-Mart gives me one good year then decides to retire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bum and Jaso

  155. Carl says:
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    Just when I think you can’t turn arrests for domestic disputes into a joke, boom there it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was Rudy

  156. Richard says:
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    Do you expect Julio Teheran to bounce back in a meaningful way this year? Is there untapped potential here?

    • knucks says:
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      @Richard: Earlier Grey stated he wouldn’t roster him, so that’s prob a No.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing’s changed from the preseason on my thoughts on Teheran

  157. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in the vein of Vetard Strength, better check Cano for a Corky’d Bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, so bad

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: yeah, and doesnt really get at the aging veteran thing, but ya know….oh blah di, oh blah dah….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which doesn’t?

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: “Corky’d Bat”. Vetard is strong…

  158. Sammy says:
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    In a 14 man H2H league. Should I drop cozart for semien or hold ? Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  159. Moneyball says:
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    I didn’t think it was possible to steal 3 bases in one inning and not score a run.
    The Indians proved that wrong in the 1st inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  160. knucks says:
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    Without considering needs, in a league where neither should even be on a roster yet until they are called up (non keeper 12 team roto). Who would you drop first?

    Berrios or AJ Reed

    Asking for an enemy.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Would also ask to pretend that dropping both isn’t an option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed…

  161. Joeg414 says:
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    Is it too much to give up Ecikhoff and Mallex Snith for DDeShields ?
    6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  162. Dan says:
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    Are you at all concerned about Dozier’s numbers to start the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  163. ferris says:
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    Deep roto 5×5

    I botched 1B during my draft. Next to nothing on the wire.

    Adam Lind or Ryan Howard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  164. Nightpandas says:
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    Vinny Velocity is Rollin….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like a baller!

  165. OaktownSteve says:
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    Some filthy pitching going down right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Turns out I saw Conley and Roark yesterday in Scout. Do have Garcia and Pomeranz going in there today I think.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          sat, that is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t even figure out what my lineup is in Scout…

          • Nightpandas says:
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            @Grey: for week 1 i moved all the players in but didn’t hit the submit button so my lineup was empty…..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like a Scout problem

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Grey: “Is that my team or the Upanishads?”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              More like “I’d like to sit Hosmer but it has him pitching on Tuesday and I need the IP.”

  166. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    V for Velazquez!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  167. Regan says:
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    Blackmon to the DL. Who fills in Rayburn or Barns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Platoon

  168. Greg says:
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    I think I pushed confirm by mistake but. …how horrible is this trade: Arenado for Franco and Rodon? I won it all last year so no one is going to help me by voting down. ..lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: Okay, meh is so so, whereas ugh would be awful. If Franco and Rodon have breakout years, it might be okay. ..right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  169. Los Putos says:
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    Am all aboard the Nola/Velasquez combo this year. The hell with Wins I tells ya.

    Currently have C Carter. Grichuk avail and getting some hits to drop, make the swap?

    Also, 2 catcher league, Currently have Meso/Swihart. absolutely nothing on wires (Iannetta??), Gattis is out there. grab him and wait till he gets 10 games (espn)? or hold?

    Them Cuban cats really got the hitting down.

    And theyre pretty good at baseball.

    Thanks

    • Los Putos says:
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      @Los Putos: damn, slept on grichuk, someone grabbed him.

      Domingo over Carter?

      Looking for Avg, btw.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  170. The JoGarza says:
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    Tyson Ross or Vince Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vince

  171. Hal Incandenza says:
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    From a common source:
    Marlins claimed LHP Eric Jokisch off waivers from the Cubs; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

    I bet Jokisch will feel right at home there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I feel like I’m missing something good here

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Just a lowbrow pronunciation of his last name. Maybe it’s just me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love lowbrow! Why can’t I get it, Hal?

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: It’s a simple case of jock itch, man.

            And now I feel broken to have been forced to admit it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah! Damn, sorry

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why would jock itch be more comfortable in New Orleans?

              • Hal Incandenza says:
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                @Grey: It is dark and wet there, where a fungus would thrive.

                I’m here all week!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s moist in the jock?

                  • Hal Incandenza says:
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                    @Grey: I was actually thinking there = New Orleans, but sure, also in the jock.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Jocks in NO? That’s Aaron Nola, no?

  172. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow, 4 steals in 5 innings off the Rays. Archer and Conger just can’t get it together; another tragic case of eel communication.

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Long Bawls: Archer does have electric stuff, no?

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Hal Incandenza: Ha! They’re just both pissed because they just realized they weren’t playing for the Morays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • Moneyball says:
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      Our (the proverbial our, that is) boy Salazar is spreading the T-Virus all over the Devil Rays.

      Or Rays if you prefer (I do not).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh hell yeah

  173. JP says:
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    Trade Frazier/ for Sano/Hammels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  174. OaktownSteve says:
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    One of our NFBC teams ran Velazquez, Pomeranz and Dirty Salazar out today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  175. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Vinnie V!! 14Ks through 8 INN!!!! I hope they let try for the CGSH!!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      He won’t pitch the 9th

      • Los Putos says:
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        @OaktownSteve: HOU kicking themselves rt now. Him and Nola turning into a solid duo.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I don’t want him to have a chance to ruin this beautiful statline.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Sweet merciful crap that’s crazy.

      • @OaktownSteve: I wish he hadn’t – I love the CGSO & the 1 more K, but I could a used the save too.

        And yes, I am a greedy bastard, thanks for asking.
        ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Out there for the 9th. 15 Ks

        • Scott says:
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          @Los Putos: 16 and done!

  176. dem ribbies says:
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    Sweet, Salazar gets the QS, 9K/3BB and 3 H on 104 PC. Not terribly efficient but that stuff is redic.

    Much more efficient is Jaime Garcia through 6 INN w/ 9K/0BB and 1 hit on 66 PC. Yes, please & thank you.

    • Moneyball says:
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      So much pitching going on…

      …Trevor Documentary has to do what Will Ferrell did in Spring Training, traveling to play an inning each in 10 different games… someone has to homer/triple off these foolz!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  177. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Ding Dong who is it It’s Castelanos with a bomb. 3/4 2runs hr 4rbis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie!

  178. dem ribbies says:
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    Astros looking foolish for dealing VV.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Especially not even using the guy they traded for to close things out…

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @dem ribbies: the day they did it they were, a SP has much more WAR or WARP than a RP.

  179. henncoop says:
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    In a 12 team 5X5 Roto Dynasty league with deep rosters 30 slots plus 5 NA slots. Soler is available on waivers. If I were to pick him up, possible drops would be Hamilton, Eaton, Myers, DeShields, Trumbo, K Davis, or D Santana. Fairly solid team but always looking to improve.

    Glad to have baseball back …reading your column is the usual start to my day …thanks for the great job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. You have no one to drop

  180. Swfcdan says:
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    K-Zar lookin filthy early on this season, love it. Is the only thing keeping him from acedom (apart from the homers), the ability to pitch deeper into games?

    Best thing about him apart from his filthy stuff is his nickname, K-Zar!!

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Swfcdan: It’s the 2 or 3 10 pitch BB’s that are holding him back. When that stops he’ll be an ace, imo…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      Needs to trust the stuff. Nibbles too much. Relies a lot on swing and miss outside the zone especially with that slider. Quite filthy though.

  181. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! I just lost Balckmon to DL. Should I pick up Span or Burns as a replacement. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  182. bandwgn09 says:
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    Cano is becoming an Oldfart Morebigfly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, funny, but doesn’t say anything on average drain

      • bandwgn09 says:
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        @Grey:
        Decliney Morphin Power Wrangler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think we have better

  183. My Vince Velazquez man-crush just reached “splooge in my pants” levels – they sure aren’t pitching him like they’ll shut him down anytime soon.

    Wow. 16 K’s. Wow. Did I mention, wow?

    I want to have his baby.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • @Grey: meaning, I want to make a baby with him, not like, adoption, kidnapping or cannibalism – just to clarify.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Got it!

  184. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Man, Hazel is still crushing it. How much keeper league FAAB would you put on him (out of $100 for the year) would you put on him if you are in dire need of OF (damn you Buxton!)?

    More than Leonys or E Escobar?

    Still can’t get over all of the pitching happening right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $3, yeah, more than those other two schmohawks

  185. Chat Manly says:
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    Pick up Pagan or Rasmus and drop K. Davis or wait for Davis to get going? I have a bench spot he can sit if need be. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Pagan

  186. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Cecil B. Fermented

    I hope that is understandable. There is reference to Cecil Fielder (homers), the movie Cecil B. Demented, and the modification to fermented stands in for advanced aged.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone needs to sharpen that Cecil?

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: That’s fair. Next time I will keep these pearls to myself, lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no, we love your pearls, Hal I.

  187. Great White North says:
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    Verlander has cleared waivers in an RCL. Leave him there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Great White North says:
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        Which is proper grammar: “a RCL” or “an RCL”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          An are cee lee

  188. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Just got a trade offer:

    I give Harvey and Encarnacion
    I get Jose Fernandez and Arenado

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I have posey, Votto and Papi to play 1B, my 3B would Arenado and Donaldson. I could dump Moustakas and get another 1B like greg Bird stash him on the DL and get another 1B. should I do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            dont do the deal?

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: he told you to do the deal, since you can’t read and remember at the same time, why not number your questions?

  189. The Great Knoche says:
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    Vince…Blah Blah…Velasquez…..Blah Blah…Against the Padres w/o Matt Kemp..Blah Blah…..

    Rajai Slam and double helping of legs. That’s what I’m talking about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  190. nick the dick says:
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    Called on the King today. Slam! Duh duh duh, duh duh duh. Wit some double legs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai don’t front

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: when you’re bred in the home of NtD you aren’t allowed to front

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your dad and him go to high school together?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Nah he went to the neighboring town’s School For The Really, Really, Really, Ridiculously Good-Looking

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Rajai prolly remembers tales of your dad stealing women from his school

  191. Great White North says:
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    K. Marte or Scooter ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  192. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Update – the keeper league Story trade you liked (me giving up non-keepable priced Hanley, Matz, Desmond for keepable price Story) just went through, immediately after Story struck out for the 3rd time today. Never been so happy to see my guy go 0-3 with 3 Ks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @mauledbypandas: Exactly–and hey, he just proved he can take a walk.

        I definitely gulped a bit when I saw it was accepted, but you have to love that upside in a keeper league. It’s only a keep 7 league, and I prefer to keep bats over pitching, so I like it a lot as a 2017 move…and hopefully this year too assuming he doesn’t get booted by Reyes.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Yeah if you think you won’t need those guys to contend for you this year why not. With they way Desmond is hitting you aren’t losing much anyhow. I like it for a keeper

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @mauledbypandas: thanks! Yeah, if I lose this year it won’t be because of them…and I see a situation where Desmond takes a bench role under nomar if he doesn’t start heating up. This is my first year in a 10-yr old keeper league, inheriting the scrap heap leftovers from the abandoned teams. Through A LOT of trading, I ended up with a team that I think can finish in the money (5th out of 12) thanks to my Rizzo Betts Franco keepers, but is setup really nicely for 2017 with guys like Yoan Moncada, Urias, and Orlando Arcia in reserve.

            Anyway, thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  193. Owen Simring says:
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    Who would you rather have 12 team standard 5×5 Yahoo roto w/ 1400 IP cap:

    Chris Davis+Adam Eaton
    Adam Jones+Matt Harvey

    Thanks FML, tell cougs we’re still on for next Saturday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side

  194. JC3Bagger says:
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    So Vince Velasquez has had two decent starts to begin the season…

    I know he’s got an innings cap on him, should I be running to try and trade him now? Thinking I could maybe package him with someone else and target Brantley coming off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Decent?! Hahaha

      • JC3Bagger says:
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        @Grey: come on, is your sarcasm meter broke?!

        But seriously, just wondering if the innings cap + terrible offense = maximize my investment now factors in yet, or if I should ride this wave and enjoy. I mean, the SD offense and BJ Upton hitting cleanup can do wonders for a lot pitchers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was kidding, yeah, Velasquez isn’t suddenly an ace, he had a great day vs. a terrible team… He’s a decent #2 to #3 depending on opponent, with no chance for wins, and nice Ks

    • Owen Simring says:
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      @JC3Bagger:

      I have a feeling you’ll be underwhelmed by the trade offers on Velasquez. He’s the kind of guy that usually generates more value for your team by keeping than trading (unproven commodity that everyone is suspicious of). But if you can get Branltey, I’d do that in a heartbeat.

  195. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    My two crappiest players in an NL only keeper league are Keon Broxton and Chris Owings. Would you drop either one for Kelly Johnson, given Olivera’s domestic abuse problems?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d likely hold

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: it’s a shame the modern world has made it unprofitable for sports teams/leagues to employ players if they beat their wives or kids. not just a year ago players could profitably beat up anybody they want IN THEIR OWN FREE TIME (not during games of course) and continue to both run their families just how they choose while providing a lot of money for them. yet another thing GODdell has ruined for everybody.

  196. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Are you starting Iglesias against the Cubs? Streaminator is pretty “meh’.

    BTW, just wanted to thank you and Rudy for the tools. I signed up and have found it very useful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him, no problem, tools are all Rudy

  197. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Sure glad I went with my RP-eligible Nicasio (-7.5) instead of my RP-eligible Velasquez (+64.25) in my H2H weekly points league. Wouldn’t want to win and hurt my opponents feelings… SONOFABENCH!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

  198. Bocephus says:
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    Had a trade lined up – I’d get Thor/Blackmon for Cole/Story/Maeda..

    Still do it with Blackmon to the DL with turf toe?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  199. Already looking like :

    1 Cookie
    2 King of Salads
    3 Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4. Lily

      • @Grey: Haha

        4. -ing of Luc-

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          5. Wahoo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, you win

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      Kluber gets awful Mets in next. Salazar will miss them but get Marinerds.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        And yes this is the most important thing I’ll be following for the rest of the season.

  200. gangreen says:
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    I have a feeling vogt will get benched for phegly. Or phegly will get more playing time because vogt will play first base, and dh. So my question phegly or recently promoted vince valasquez. I really need power so should I drop mallex smith for anyone. I was thinking hyun soo kim hes actually not looking bad. Why arent they starting him. Its like they think he is garbage/not ready, but then he looks ok and in the back of our minds we know the power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: yes I meant christian vasquez sorry.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @gangreen:

      Do you mean Christian Vazquez? Vogt has a long rope before he gets benched. None of the A’s hitting at home right now. Phegly is good in daily leagues with enough bench as he rakes LHP. None of the three are a huge help in the power department and Vazquez is a glove first guy. Vogt is still your best bet there by a good margin.

      • gangreen says:
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        @OaktownSteve: thanks every year im high on the athletics catchers

  201. OaktownSteve says:
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    Good point made on twitter: VV has recorded 3 more outs in the 9th inning this year than has Giles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch!

  202. Mike says:
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    Nicasio and Tyson Ross for Rodon? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  203. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    If Valbuena keeps sucking this bad I could see great White moving to 3rd and Reed coming up sooner.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass:

      I think they would try Duffy or Moran before they’d move White over there.

      • @OaktownSteve: I’m gonna start calling him the squirrel if I keep hearing nibble, nibble Oak…nibble, nibble Oak…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Wake Up:

          oh he’s nibbler…

          said that with Kramer inflection

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Kramer would scream nibbler multiple times then go on Letterman and apologize

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              now doing Kramer wacky hand gesture

              • @OaktownSteve: You better check your prescription…

                I’m banking on pitchability being a progressive tool. He’s thrown only FBs so far. We haven’t even mentioned the Change…

            • @Grey: We should have seen it coming…”Once those gorillas accept you…you’ve got it made in the shade..”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, oy

    • @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I’m all for Reed up sooner…but I could also see White selling used cars in a couple of months…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wake Up:

        White is legit. The power upside is limited though the HOU bandbox helps. But he barrells it up real good like.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I can see your Duffy point. He didn’t look out of place in his short time up last season. Moran and Reed same age.and think Reed has the higher upside. My thought is if Houston wants to be a serious contender putting their best lineup out there would be wiser.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would work for me (and makes sense)

  204. royce! says:
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    Drop Nicasio for Hellickson, Erlin, Chase Anderson, Latos, Kennedy or Finnegan? Or, as all those SP are on the wire, use the spot to stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  205. gangreen says:
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    Dae ho lee is he worth a pick up over mark reynolds or paulson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: im picking him rcause I only need a prospect or just a ith high upside. Im in a rotisserie season long points league . Also because I like the way you said not yet.

    • gangreen says:
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      @gangreen: I can to drop mallex smith for somebody im going to crush my league in steals ,so I dont need him. I could use power which im not in bad shape with. Im in 2nd right now and should be okay for the most part. Any player who is prospect or could be great is fine. I dont need anything really but a player to rute for. Im have 9 wins 9 saves im leading in all categories but im last in ave / obp . Im in second so if I can get ave up ill be in really good shape. I literally am taking off leaving them behind in pitching. I player whois available in 16 team leagues with huge power upside and has a chance of showing even by mid season. A player from the minors is fine because im in a keeper.

      • gangreen says:
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        @gangreen: im just trying to ask for some player names I can pick up. I like lewis brinson ,josh bell or any prospect. I just dont have clue if they will be up this year. If I new they could be up midseason id pick one up. Most prospects are owned reed is gone I tried drafting him but I was outbidded by 5$.

        • gangreen says:
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          @Grey: owned in my league already.wierd but he was someones keeper from last [email protected]gangreen: so dae ho lee ,hyun soo kim or brito who has the best upside.

  206. Travis says:
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    Teheran (and anyone from braves) are worthless this year–and after this last start, think it’s time to cut. Would you cut him for eickhoff or conley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conley

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: Joe Ross, Nola, Nicasio, Sanchez–either of them droppable for the other?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Travis says:
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            @Grey: dropping Teheran for Conley…. Are Nola, Sanchez, Ross, or Nicasio droppable for eickhoff?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, nah, I’d hold there

  207. We haven’t even mentioned our boy yet…After some Coors, “We’re gonna need a bigger Belt!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’m wearing a Belt with no pants

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Pablo Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you saying I’ve gained weight? GK, that hurts!

          • @Grey:

            Cue Exploding Belt Meme.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  208. herschel says:
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    For those that are interested, Baez apparently called up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

    • Fungazi says:
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      @herschel: his mom might be interested

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @herschel: you mean taken off DL.

  209. Donny says:
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    Pomeranz severino still in the stream category hold both or keep streaming ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league

  210. gangreen says:
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    I think brito ,drury, and mallex are going to live up to there expectations,not saying much. But is brito that much more intersesting then dae ho lee /or hyun soo kim this year or even avisail. Or is it closer. I want the power but if brito is that much better il pick him up instead. Id be dropping mallex.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: ok,but really hold mallex dont drop him for avisail or dae ho lee, brito. I dont need steals. I already have deshizz, and mookie. I dont really have any power hitters except pujols. Besides him its kseager,c.seager,mookie,addison russell @ 2nd base, corey dick,wil myers,thats it for power. Its not bad for a 16 teamer. I lost shcwarb so im looking for a power bat to replce. If mallex does really well I still see me looking for power. Gallo is available but I feel the same about him as you do. A chriss carter in the making.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Avisail

        • gangreen says:
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          @gangreen: lind is 2 for 21. After seeing the only power on my teem still hold mallex. Over dae ho ,lind is 2for 21 right now and lee hit 2 dingers in 13 at bats.

          • gangreen says:
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            @Grey: @<a @gangreen: I can trade mallex later if you think I should hold. You have never steered me wrong in 4 yrs. But after reading what power I have do you really mean avisail.

            • gangreen says:
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              @gangreen: wo wo wo blackmon on the d.l should I go mark reynolds or paulson over mallex and avisail

              • gangreen says:
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                @gangreen: im ranting harcore I dont want to drop mallex after the power topd you about should I go avisail. Or do you think hold.

                • gangreen says:
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                  @gangreen: ill start oveR this is my starters.
                  C;salty
                  1b:pujols
                  2b:russel
                  3b:seager
                  Ss:seager
                  Of:mookie
                  Of:corey dick
                  Of:deshizz
                  Fx:boagarts/wil myers.
                  Should I drop mallex for avisail or is my power ok and hold

                  • gangreen says:
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                    Should I drop matt adams and my dreams of him being a yankee for dae ho lee, hyun soo kim or avisail @gangreen: I can drop matt adams instead of mallex for avisail or dae ho lee

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Avisail

  211. Dropping dingleberry says:
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    Drop Desmond for Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  212. Dommattingly says:
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    I hate this DH only BS! Would you drop Gattis for Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  213. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Max Scherzer and Jean Segura for Stanton and Tyson Ross. Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  214. I’m calling Kennedy a hold for now, streamed him but he looks worth keeping (at least on a team that is light on SP).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, don’t think in RCL

      • @Grey:

        Ehh I’m liking what I see. Gilpin likes him a lot as well. My Staff is Cole, Walker, Ross, Nola and whoever else I can find in that RCL league. For now Kennedy has the #5 slot… My pitching is great so far in that one *except* wins and you can’t really worry too much about that. (Although I think you can at least prioritize wins vs stats when you look to stream)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like a solid enough staff

          • @Grey:

            Its a good team, lots of hitting, tons of speed, and very solid closers.

  215. Los locos says:
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    Grey, Juan nicsico or Ian Kennedy ? Ian looks sharp again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Ian if you like

  216. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey, in a h2h points league who do you like better as a 3b backup, Lawrie or Castellanos? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  217. Prime time says:
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    Grey, Baez worth owing? Would he get playing time?

    White deshields on bench is Baez worth dropping one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  218. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Both of Story’s triples last night would have been dingers last year. They both hit off the plexiglass. Crazy! The guy I’m playing this week in H2H has him, so I’m not complaining.

    I had VV in the same league, and the other guy has Jaime. Pretty much a wash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, someone mentioned above, so crazy

  219. If Hosmer could hit more HR’s he’d be a top 20 dOOd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Easy

  220. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    About 2nd basemen. Logan Forsyth and Neil Walker are the same guy. I didn’t realize it until I had to drop one. 2015 AND 2016.
    2015:
    Logan Forsyth
    ABS/Hits | Runs | HR | RBI | SB | AVG | OPS
    152/540 | 69 | 17 | 68 | 9 | .281 | .804
    146/543 | 69 | 16 | 71 | 4 | .269 | .756
    Neil Walker

    2016:
    Logan Forsyth
    ABS/Hits | Runs | HR | RBI | SB | AVG | OPS
    7/31 | 4 | 2 | 4 | 0 | .226 | .746
    7/31 | 3 | 1 | 5 | 0 | .226 | .548
    Neil Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  221. Do we have a term for when you absolutely know you want to draft a guy, heck you’ve already drafted him on most every team, but you try to get him cheap anyways and end up getting sniped? Probably not but wtf I knew I wanted Osuna on every team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Our glossary has gotten so big I’m not sure if we have a term for that

  222. hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like better in a 14 team 5×5? C.Davis, Kyle Hendricks and Sam Dyson or Miggy, Buchholz and Giles? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  223. Moscowitz says:
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    Yeah, Velasquez is a great young pitcher and all but the Padres offense is probably the most pathetic offense i have seen in the last 20 years. Velasquez fastball is mostly very straight without much of a movement but at some point he didnt even bother to locate that fastball and they still couldnt hit it. What a sad bunch

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Moscowitz:

      Yea I agree, I’m not completely buying it. If I were a Velasquez owner I’d be shopping him around see if I could hit the lotto. Padres and Mets were his first 2 starts…not exactly world beating line-ups.

      Then again, he’s pitching in the NL LEast all year round…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  224. muskysmell says:
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    Don’t look now but Dshizz is now batting .303 with an OBP .425 and .849OPS
    with a hr and 2 steals….not bad for a “slow start”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mmhmm

  225. Los locos says:
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    Grey, Wong, gennett, Baez ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  226. muskysmell says:
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    Heyward or McCutch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mccutch

  227. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Maybe we should have a new post – “Story Stories”

    We can ask posters who owned Story what they got in return for trading him early in the 2016 season.

    In a 12 team auction legacy keeper league where we have binding contracts I landed Trout ($43) and Hector Rondon ($3) for McCutcheon ($53), Story (Next years projected value), and Jordan Zimmerman ($10).

    I am not saying I got over on this deal – that is just my Story story. And now I have Trout in an outfield with Harper ($28), and Springer ($1). Great league rules! :)

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse:

      “We”. Genuinely sorry Grey! I did not mean “we” like I have some heft or gravitas here. I don’t. And don’t deserve any. I simply meant maybe a “Story stories” thread might make for some fun, if limited riffing for…the 1 in 12 league owners who owned Story and then the fraction of THAT who traded him. Yeah. Just realized how lame that is after writing it out. Sorry, dude. #EMBARRASSED! (I think I spelled embarrassed wrong). Or is it “spelt” embarrassed wrong…

  228. Have 2/3 shares DeShizz…agree on what does everyone want. Key stat is his OBP is over .400, you know that is gonna rock. Only concern is other guys taking his AB’s vs lefties.

    • @Elijah:

      Never mind someone else said that!

  229. mrbaseball says:
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    Matt Moore for Soler which side here in keeper league

  230. Grandslamdolf says:
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    Pop with pop

    Big boy now

    Late Boomer is good

  231. gangreen says:
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    Matt adams or mark reynolds he got two doubles toaday and will be a full timer now. Matt adams is on the lower end of a platoon right now

  232. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Pillar or Miguel montero?

  233. gangreen says:
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    Matt adams or mark reynolds he got two doubles toaday and will be a full timer now. Or dae ho lee.

  234. gangreen says:
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    Matt adams or mark reynolds he got two doubles toaday and will be a full timer now. Or dae ho lee.

  235. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Pillar or Miguel Montero

  236. Polancadonk says:
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    Old folks homer.

  237. Pitching line for today…

    22IP 3Wins 32Ks 0.41 0.59

    Line for tonight, mostly blew in the sink…

  238. Mr. Snrub says:
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    “The blast is half full”
    “Sacrificial Wham”

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Mr. Snrub: Actually, “Sacraficial Blammo” is better

  239. Ryan says:
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    In a points league, I have a trade that will bring Kris Bryant, but losing Strasburg ( there are also other players in the deal) but as a result I’ll have two empty roster spots. I could add any two Utility players. The players on the waiver wire I am considering are: Fielder, E. Suarez, Calhoun, Zobrist, Morales, A. Rendon, and J. Harrison. The league scoring is 2 points per base (2 single, 3 double, ect.) and -1 for a SO, among other standard scoring points.
    Would love to hear all opinions on which two I should add!

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