Today is the first day of the next month in our lives without Giancarlo Stanton.  If you want, I’m holding a candlelight vigil in the garbage can behind Stanton’s house.  If you come, don’t make too much noise.  We aren’t technically supposed to be there.  The good news about his hamstring injury is when he’s limping away from us, it’ll be a lot easier to stay exactly 501 feet away.  Before he’d backpedal and it was like we were doing the lambada with 501 feet between us.  The bad news is I’m writing this post with tears.  Hnfcsdcnnn.  That was a big, stupid tear that got away from me.  Short circuit my keyboard, tears.  I plead with you, so I don’t have to continue.  I wonder if I can seal envelopes with these tears.  That would be turning lemons into lemonade, right?   Ow, I just touched my eyes, and now these lemons are burning my eyes.  This is the sourest injury news ever.  Make the pain go away, alcohol!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Not bad, but St. Strasburg hasn’t looked like he can walk on water this year.  Perhaps on honey due to a higher viscosity.  Could it have been a resident of Strasburg, Virginia killed a wasp and the butterfly effect messed up his Inverted W?  (Which is just an effin’ M, by the way.)  Too New Agey of a reason?  Maybe his performance to date is due to the forearm stiffness he’s been dealing with that the Nationals just revealed.  I bet Strasburg owners would prefer the New Agey reason.  He says he won’t miss a start.  Hopefully, he’s right.  Obviously, you just have to sit tight and hope for good news.  That’s sit tight, not sit in tight pants.  Go change and come back.

Wilson Ramos – Returned from the DL.  Fun Fact Alert!  Did you know when Castaway was dubbed for Latin America, Wilson Ramos was the name of the volleyball?

Jayson Werth – Left the game after fouling a ball off his foot.  I hope he wasn’t barefoot, but whenever I look at his mountain man picture, I wonder.

Chad Tracy – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  I honestly thought he was out of baseball.  Member they used to have Player-Managers?  Chad Tracy should be the first Player-Announcer.  “Coming up in the top of the 8th will be the pitcher’s spot, so I might not be here…”  “Welcome back from commercial, the Nats are going to pinch-hit with Bernadina, so here we are.”

Pablo Sandoval – Left yesterday’s game with right elbow discomfort.  Oh, no, his eating arm.  Obviously, this isn’t good news since this was the same issue he was dealing with about a month ago that almost sent him to the DL.  This time I don’t think he avoids it, but, as of right now, he’s hoping to.  Someone put the owners of Strasburg, Giancarlo and Sandoval on 24-hour watch.

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  That’s a pretty solid start…If you’re a Hodgepadre in Coors!  Get your shizz together, Cain!  Don’t make me bring out the interrobang.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I really think he has it in him to be great, but, man, he makes it hard to recommend him after he’s disappointed so many times.

Kevin Youkilis – According to the New York Post, Youuuuuuuuk hasn’t played in six of the past seven games.  I could’ve sworn he hadn’t played in two of the past three years.  Sounds like he’ll be going on the DL, which will make him much more valuable in fantasy since he won’t be clogging up your lineup anymore.

Andy Pettitte – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER vs. the Astros.  Andy took a vow to go easy on Bible Belt teams.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Still only has one steal on the year.  I swear he’s gonna run at some point.   He has to.  Doesn’t he?  I mean, it’s not AGNOF!

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Gallardo saw his shadow and May came two days earlier this year.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  That makes him Jean Segundo.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd homer, now hitting .349.  You’re welcome for me lighting a fire under his assmez.

Yuniesky Betancourt – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer as he hits .286.  Eh, he’s terrible, but I just picked him up in one league and I’m trying to convince myself he’s decent.  Betancourt is decent!  Yeah, that’s barely working.

Norichika Aoki – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Was slumping for the last week, but now looks like he is Aokidoki.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd day in a row with a homer.  Member when I told you to pick him up?  You don’t?  *grits teeth*  It was yesterday.

Wandy Rodriguez – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  The fact Snafu Larry keeps perpetuating this Wandy Line is ludicrous.  Maybe four years ago Wandy was the cut-off of good and bad.  Maybe.

Albert Pujols – Hit his third and fourth homers.  Uh-oh, he’s gaining on Vernon Wells.

Peter Bourjos – 0-for-4, 1 run and left yesterday’s game with a strained hamstring.  Raise your hand if you didn’t get hurt last night.  No one?  Okay.

Aaron Laffey – Was designated for assignment and elected for free agency.  That’s a Laffey matter.

Marc Rzepcynski – Optioned to Triple-A Memphis.  In related news, the equipment manager at Triple-A Memphis quit.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Beltran sat out yesterday, afraid he’d hurt his knee, buckling in the outfield from watching Wainwright’s curve.

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Some people actually asked yesterday if they should start Latos in this game.  Latos has a sub-3 ERA in the last 200+ innings.  He’s been better than every pitcher in the majors for ERA in that time, except for how many pitchers?  Not rhetorical!  Seriously, how many?  Maybe 4 guys?  5?

Jason Heyward – Recovering from his appendectomy is obviously taking longer than anticipated and Heyward says he won’t return until end of May.  Geez, the Brady Bunch’s Cousin Oliver appendix was done away with in quicker time.

Julio Teheran – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  With Beachy about a month away, Teheran could be deserted by the Braves, depending on military budget cuts and room in the rotation.  Speaking of Teheran, you think the Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran” is Iran’s national anthem?  I’m gonna guess, yes, it is.

Martin Prado – 2-for-5 and a solo homer, his 4th.  Not to get all scientific, but his BABIP is almost a hundred points off his career rate.  I.e., there’s no way he hits .216 all year, as he currently is.

Jason Kubel – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, a day after returning from the DL.  He should be owned in every league.  Just not by me because I’m not a huge fan.

Dan Straily – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  On the bright side, he helped me avoid about two dozen, “Grey, should I pick up Straily?”

Brandon Moss – Double slam & legs.  This Moss gathers no moss.

Trevor Bauer – Will get a spot start on Wednesday vs. the Phils.  Rather than make the trip for one start, he will be long-tossing from Akron.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  From someone who watched this game, the Royals swung at more balls than your high school coach doing a cup check.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  It’s still bad when you raise your average with a 1-for-4, but I have to imagine Kipnis will be better than he’s been, and this is coming from someone who didn’t even like him in the preseason.

Ryan Raburn – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers.  It was a big day for guys who sound like silent film actors with Ryan Raburn and Jean Segura both going deep.  Too bad Glen Perkins didn’t pick up a bat.

Kevin Gregg – Got the save yesterday, his 4th.  I’ve now owned him and Marmol on three different occasions and haven’t recorded one save from either, but instead I’ve gotten every single run Kelvin Herrera has allowed.  I’m not bitter.  NOT AT ALL!

Cody Ransom – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  This homer came against the Padres, the team that just released him.  Revenge is a dish best served Cody.  Ransom could be a hot bat now that he’s freed of the Petco shackles.  You’ll need to platoon him though because he shares time with Malbuena, who also answers to ‘not good.’

Max Scherzer – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  About four years ago, we nicknamed Scherzer Jobacum because he looked like his stuff was as nasty as both of them.  Yeah, that shizz is more dated than you saying your FUBU hoodie is phat.  Joba Chamberlain and Tim Lincecum wish they were an eighth as good as Scherzer.  They are Sux Schizzers.  They are nothing compared to Michael Chabon’s fabled character, Max Scherzer:  The Golem.

Joaquin Benoit – Got the save yesterday because Valverde had worked a few days in a row.  I’m glad Leyland has figured out an exact order of his bullpen.  It only took him two months, if you consider Spring Training.

Andy Dirks – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st homer.  He hit 2nd because Hunter had the night off.  I wish Mike Mostsuckass could hit second for the Tigers.  Actually, I wish I could.  I’d be a Hall of Famer in that lineup slot.

Lucas Harrell – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, 3.60 ERA on the year.  He’s the kind of guy that has sneaky value for AL-Only leagues, but if you start him outside of Petco or Crayola Canyon you got a screw loose.

Carlos Corporan – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s just happy to have a job and won’t question why he’s the back-up.  What a Corporan man.

Brandon Barnes – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  He’s a platoon guy, but his mom Priscilla is hot.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he returned from the DL.  I’d definitely look at him if someone dropped him while he was on the DL.  I wouldn’t expect too much, maybe 17/17 over the season.  He’s better than big bro, Joe.  Speaking of which…

Joe Saunders – 9 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I congratulate your nuts if you had them to start him.

Matt Harvey – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  The Ks are real and they’re spectacular, but it’s not even May yet and he’s already starting to look human.  Not to mention, throwing him for 121 pitches yesterday (yes, in only five-plus innings), Terry Collins must be taking classes at the Dusty Baker School of Pitch Management.  Prof. Dusty, “For years, too many major league executives made imprudent and dangerous decisions, seeking bullpen arms with too little regard for risk and too little accountability.  The very crisis our starters face now is not being able to pitch into the 6th inning.  Our starters are being imported from other countries and everyone wants to talk pitch count.  I call that the b*tch count.”

David Wright – Sat yesterday with a sore neck.  Maybe he got whiplash from the “Now you see Valdespin, now you don’t” magic act Terry Collins is doing with the lineup.

Mike Pelfrey – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  He just couldn’t keep the bats off the Pelfrey.

John Buck – Hit his 9th homer.  WTB?!

Josh Willingham – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer.  The Other White Meat hasn’t truly started firing up the lardons yet, but I imagine he’ll be fine for 27-ish homers when everything is said and done.

Jose Fernandez – 4 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  As I said after his last start, Jo-Fer will be a good one at some point, but he’s still too young and the Marlins can afford to send starters out for four innings just to see how they look.  You can’t in fantasy.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Marcell Ozuna – Will probably take Giancarlo’s spot for the next few weeks hopefully, longer possibly.  How dare you, Ozuna?  How dare you?  Ozuna has big time power, but will also whiff a ton.  His minor league stats like a bit donkeyish.  Here’s what Scott, our prospect writer, said, “Ozuna is regarded as one of the streakier hitters in Minor League Baseball, and I doubt that changes much as he moves through the upper levels.  With an aggressive approach, plus raw power, and the ability to crush lefties, he has a skillset that’s conducive to streakiness.  But that’s not necessarily a killer in the fantasy game — that might be something you’d want to avoid in H2H formats, but Ozuna is a guy who could hit 25+ homers in the bigs.  The power will come with a .250ish average, but it’s certainly not worthless.  Unlike Grey.”  Hey, not cool!  If I may, I’d say Scott meant that .250ish average after Ozuna develops a bit more.  He’s now being rushed and I think he might not hit .220.  There is some power, but he’s not a pick-up outside of NL-Only leagues yet.

Hanley Ramirez – Pinch-hit last night, but will start tomorrow as he returns from the DL.  What did you say?  I’m gonna make him this Friday’s Sell?  Nah, too obvious.  Really, really obvious.  *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo*

Ted Lilly – 3 IP, 4 ER.  I’m guessing the Stream-o-Nator didn’t take into account Lilly was probably still very rusty  — SON, “What rust?”  See?

Skip Schumaker – Pitched an inning of scoreless relief last night.  Now the Dodgers just have to see if Ted Lilly can play 2nd.

Troy Tulowitzki – Will only miss a game or two (this week).  He should be back (and re-injure something else) soon.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Strong bean!

Wilin Rosario – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer and 19 RBIs.  He has more RBIs than everyone but one player (Adam Jones) on my RCL team.  *knocks over motorcycles at biker’s bar, waits to get pummeled*

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his first homer.  Yippie-ki-Arenado!  Oh, man, I need him to pick up some serious slack, so I hope he’s better than even how good he’s being billed.  I found the perfect song to listen to while watching an Arenado at-bat, Strawberry Bubblegum by Justin Timberlake.  It is so gay.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, except according to Chris Broussard.  Obviously, big news in the world of basketball yesterday.  Good for Jason Collins, but what I want to talk about is ESPN.  They didn’t have the story (SI did), so ESPN sent the most controversial opinion in front of the cameras.  From pre-interviews, they know what Broussard would say.  From just having him around ESPN’s compound, I’m sure they know his views.  They might’ve wanted Broussard out (so to speak) and let him write his own eviction.  Or maybe they’ll keep him and just accept the ‘any press is good press’ angle.  Either way, it was a calculated, pathetic move by ESPN to make the story about them.  Pundit Grey out.

 
  1. Long Bawls says:
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    Giancarlo! When we begged to see you on the DL that wasn’t what we meant!

  2. Be The Ball says:
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    Brandon Crawford, Michael Saunders, Denard Span, Chris Carter or Lucas Duda for my UTL spot. I did just lose Stanton but want the best overall player. I could also pick up 2 of these guys if I drop Axford (other RP’s are Perez and Wilhelmsen).

  3. Kid A says:
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    Add Coco and Krispie to the lame duck list. Make it stop!!!

    • Hu's on first says:
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      @Kid A:

      Maybe if the home plate ump actually called strikes or expanded the zone the game wouldve been over. Anderson threw some nice pitches that should’ve been strikes and so did Williams.

      Looks like a spring training game out there right now…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Hu’s on first: wasnt it C.B. behind the plate? That doode needs binoculars…

    • Kid A says:
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      @Kid A: hey! you took my name. But that’s okay. And in case everyone is wondering… that, there, that’s not me

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Kid A: would they real Kid A please stand…..please stand up?

        • Mark Robinson says:
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          @Jack Hearts Sky: How many more days will Jack Full of Hate look up Kid A’s skirt?

  4. Giant Gigantes says:
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    <<< a GianStrasPanda owner (searching for suicide hotline)

    • Paulie Allnuts

      Paulie Allnuts says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: Just a GianStrass owner, but add that to GreinkMottReyes, and I am looking over the bridge hoping for an appearance by Clarence Odbody

      • Jose says:
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        @Paulie Allnuts: As a GianStras Heyward owner in a roto league, this isn’t so good. Just have to adjust w/ Marte, Shelby Miller and Josh Reddick? Ick.

      • Paulie Allnuts

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        @Grey: As a sufferer of the hideous, virulent StrasMottStantGrienkRey Syndrome, how many sesssions and strawberry daiquiris would it take to achieve relief and fantasy competence?

    • Jason says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: a Grinkie-Reyes-Bourn owner…. (Bill Clinton voice)i feel your pain.

  5. DrEasy says:
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    I have Giancarlo in my RCL league and Ryan Raburn in my Razzball league (a solid -40 performance). Should I just give up and go play outside? I hear it’s nice out there.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @DrEasy: it’s overrated…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Outside where? The outside the windows? What?

  6. Anthony says:
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    Sorry for your loss Greycarlo….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony: Thanks for your empathy.

  7. Kyle says:
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    Will this A’s/Angels game ever end?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Ha… I gave up before the final out…

  8. Anthony says:
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    Krispie just got hurt as well in the 16th inning…..or was it the 17th? I’ve lost track

  9. Hu's on first says:
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    15 team 5×5 deep dynasty league. Cano & dickey for Adam jones & Rafael soriano. I’m light on saves but I have kipnis as my 2b right now. My sp isnt a concern (main guys are fher, kershaw, cingrani and weaver)

    Do I do it? It’s freaking Cano right?

  10. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I own Pablo and Giancarlo, on the same team….I think I might have to inflict some self pain and watch Titanic over and over again

      • Jack Hearts Sky says:
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        @Grey: saved by the mustache, I never knew these things could double as a floatation device

  11. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Did anyone else catch the hilarious reaction of Nolan Arenado’s family reacting/not reacting to his first major league hit? It came on an infield single where the 3B threw late to 2nd to try and get the force. His dad stands up and raises his arms while the rest of the family sits on their hands, then dad calms down and sits until the official scorer puts it up as a hit (you can see his dad waiting to celebrate again waiting for the scoring). He later added a hit that went over the fence so even mom could confidently celebrate her son’s bat this time around.

  12. Prezii says:
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    This game is STILL going….

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii: I just turned it on, It’s on when the replay should be on.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii: Grey needs to update Moss

      • Prezii says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: and the 50 fans go crazyyy! Man, that would have sucked to lose that one.

        • Jack Full of Tears says:
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          @Prezii: @Prezii: the moss has taken over the yard

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Prezii: this game almost lasted the entirety of my bus ride from st. louis to chicago.

  13. C.O.C. says:
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    Man you are so right about Broussard. I thought the same damn thing when I first heard it yesterday. I spent the remainder of the day debating who was the bigger tool, espn or Broussard….

    • Fooch says:
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      @C.O.C.: I just removed ESPN from my bookmarks and deleted Baseball Tonight from the list of shows I DVR. I won’t contribute to their ratings or page clicks anymore. Putting up with Schilling and Tebowmania is bad enough. Now this?

      MLB Network’s coverage is better anyway (assuming Harold Reynolds isn’t speaking).

  14. blinkuldhc says:
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    It’s official — Stanton DL’d. That makes Jose Reyes, Curtis Grando, J Heyward, and now Stanton on my DL, with only 2 DL spots. At least Grando should be back soon.

    Also, I’m in a 2 catcher league with 12 stats (BA OBP SLG TB K XBH K R HR RBI GIDP K)

    I have Alex Avila …. do I drop him, and if so, do I drop him for Wilson Ramos, Kurt Suzuki, Wellington Castillo, Ty Flowers, or Nick Hundley?

  15. Piranhaman says:
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    Grey and Guys,

    i just decided to grab Jason Kubel from ww.

    who to drop?

    Kendrys ‘boring’ Morales or Lorenzo ‘old prospect’ Cain?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Piranhaman: drop the water buffalo.

      • Piranhaman says:
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        water buffalo = morales??

        • Prezii says:
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          @Piranhaman: yes, little fishy.

          • Piranhaman says:
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            haha. thanks for your comment.

            anyone else?

            • Troy: The Collector

              Troy says:
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              @Piranhaman: Cain has been extremely hot for most of the season not sure how you could drop him unless u don’t need speed at all

              • Piranhaman says:
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                @Troy:
                okay, 2 voted for Cain.

    • DiscoD says:
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      @Piranhaman: Should I drop Kubel for Moss in a 10 team H2H points?

  16. Terry says:
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    Sorry for your loss, Grey. After Masterson’s last start do you like Cashner, Quintana, Villanueva, Iwakuma, Estrada better? Cahill or Beckett maybe? So many free agent pitchers that I’m frozen with indecision. It’s standard roto, weekly, no streaming or I’d play matchups. My worst category is WHIP. You’re the best!

    • natty lite says:
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      @Terry: Iwakuma is on your waiver wire?! I picked him up after his first start and never looked back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terry: Iwakuma… Beckett

  17. RiffRaff says:
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    Longest game in Oakland A’s history… Trout is 1/8 and batting .252 now. Still waiting for him to get hot. What has the Sciosciapath done to him!?

    • Prezii says:
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      @RiffRaff: really, this is the longest game? Thats a little surprising… And how about hamiltons 0-8? not so good for the ol batting average..

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Prezii: Yeah I just checked my teams stats for yesterday and I believe that’s the first time I’ve seen someone go 0 for 8 in one game. Ouch!

  18. bossmanjunior says:
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    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuudge

    Ok, need your help trying to hold down the fort while Stanton is out. He hasn’t done much for me this season and im in first place, so im not completely freaking out yet. Anyways here is my roster configuration. 10 team h2h standard 5×5 league with 1 DL spot.

    C Perez 1B Goldschmidt 2B Altuve SS Lowrie 3B Longoria OF Jones OF Choo OF Gardner UTL Frazier BN Rutledge DL Stanton DL Hill

    SP Bumgardner, Zimmerman, Harvey, Peavy, Lester, Buchholz, Miller, Cashner

    RP Street, Perkins, DL Fujikawa

    Here are my options as I see them:

    1) Go with the team status quo. This would mean playing Gardner and Frazier everyday and playing match ups with Altuve/Lowrie/Rutledge.

    2) Drop one of Altuve/Lowrie/Rutledge and pick up another outfielder. Two middle infielders not dropped would play every day and would play match ups with Gardner/Frazier/FA.

    3)

    4) Drop Fujikawa. He is still one week away but closers have been hard to come by in this league. Despite being a shallow league, every potential closer candidate is being stashed. Fujikawa is my only available chance at adding a third closer.

    Potential FA Bats: Hosmer, Laroche, De Aza, Swisher, Ethier, Melky, Berkman, Reddick, Cain, Hafner, Crispie

    Please let me know which you would do. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: 1) Doesn’t sound bad at all… Have you seen Frazier’s stats?

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        haha yeah I’ve been pretty much playing Frazier everyday but he has been struggling a little bit of late. Im probably more concerned with playing Gardner everyday since he hasn’t been stealing any bases.

  19. bossmanjunior says:
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    Btw…I was fulling anticipating the title today to be along the lines of:

    GIANCARLO DOESN’T HAVE ONE LEG TO STANTON

    • chunk says:
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      @bossmanjunior: not bad… except does not he have exactly one leg to stand on? Ya know, the other one….

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @chunk:

        So maybe…

        GIANCARLO ONLY HAS ONE LEG TO STANTON

  20. Eric says:
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    In an H2H 12 Team League 5×5 Category would you trade…

    1) Hanley Ramirez + Cingrani or Estrada

    for

    2) Jean Segura + Mat Latos

    thanks!

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: The other guy also has Cain, Verlander, Dickey and Harvey haha so there is an option where I upgrade my pitcher and try to nab one of the others, maybe throw in Lester or Peavy on my side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Latos side if I needed pitching

  21. Mike says:
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    How do you feel about Middlebrooks and Teheran long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Both are solid prospects that are just struggling… They’ll be good at some point…

  22. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Alright gang, I just made two trades and I want your thoughts.

    1) Get Homer Bailey, give Kyle Seager.
    (I have Longo at 3rd so positional depth doesn’t matter here, plus I’m not a big Seager fan. Check the archives if you must.)
    2) Get Dat Dude BP, give Matt Harvey.
    (I’ve been running Zobrist/Segura at 2B/SS but now Segura won’t absolutely crush my feelings if/when he cools off. I also thought now was a prime time to sell high on Harvey and the rest of my staff includes Scherzer, Cueto, Moore, Medlen, Iwakuma, Cashner and some streamers.)

    What are your thoughts, folks? I gotta be honest, I’m feeling pretty good about these deals right now.

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @steve: Apologies, good sir. Too much MLB Tonight. That would be Brandon Phillips.

  23. Al Bundy says:
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    Tonight my pain came in the form of starting Pettitte, Cain, and Straily.
    -7 total (H2H points), 3 of 12 starts burned at the stake.
    Do I risk another hot poker in the form of Cobb @ KC tomorrow? I rode Masterson at the Kauf last week and his wheels fell off 7 times.

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Al Bundy: Yes, Cobb has been scorching hot and that includes all of Spring and into last season. Start with confidence. You can’t make up points from your bench, and with those Monday starts you need to try.

      • Al Bundy says:
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        @Drexel Hill Dragons Thanks, I find your confidence in him uplifting. See, left to my own devices, I sat Cobb vs NYY last week and started Pettitte – again. This is how fast I learn important stuff.

        Grey, how do you feel about baseball astrology?

        Cobb: October 7, 1987

  24. Rob says:
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    And yes I traded Holliday and Prado for Stanton and Brignac 20 minutes before the start of last night’s games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Damn

  25. Curt says:
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    I go to sleep, Mets up 1 in extra innings, Keith Hernandez losing his mind….All giddy that I played Hanson and he’s in line for the win…..What happened????……..

    • Hondo says:
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      @Curt:

      At least you didn’t fall asleep in your chair in the 107th inning.

      Is it still April?

  26. chunk says:
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    When the f is yahoo going to clear the april 30th waivers!? I didn’t wake up this early for my health!!

    • VinWins

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      @chunk: Probably delayed due to the very late game. ESPN was an hour and a half later in updating stats and standings.

      • chunk says:
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        @VinWins: thats what i figured… just cleared now and looks like I’m not getting Cingrani back :(

        You’re always there to answer the technical questions Vin, love that. Thanks for all your hard work! Next time Grey gets a daquiri from me make sure he gives you a sip.

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      @chunk: Y! seems to vary when waivers clear. I assume this is intentional to prevent people being able to game it. They tend to clear any time between 3AM CST and 5:45 CST.

      That’s been my experience anyway.

  27. Steve says:
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    Bravo, Pundit Grey.

    Bravo.

  28. sanfran1966 says:
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    Alex Cobb @ KC tonight seems solid after the Ubabaldo cup-check of the Royals last PM. SON at $1.90 is not a fan.

    SON also hates Home Bailey @ $2.3 vs @ Cards on Wed..

    Would you start Cobb and sit Bailey in a 1,350 innings cap league this week?

  29. bubbagump says:
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    sorry to hear about the big fellow getting hurt after a 2 hr game,any thoughts on a nick franklin call up soon to help the happless mariners

  30. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Morning Grey!

    I got an offer for Bauer. Ogando, Profar, Arenado or Estrada.
    H2H keepers league.
    Or hold?
    Dzi?kuj?!