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Now’s the time when we put all of our 2010 baseball predictions in one place.  Then in October we can look back at this and laugh.  Oh, and we will laugh.  Big, bellowing, seat of your pants laughs.  Hindsight is indeed 20/20.  But where’s the harm in setting ourselves to look like jackasses?  We run a fantasy baseball blog, after all.  Grey’s picks in RED.  Rudy’s picks in BLUE.  Anyway, here’s our predictions for baseball’s post-season awards and whatnot:

AL Pennant WinnerMinnesota Twins – The Yankees would’ve been the easy choice here, but I’m a small market kind of guy.  Some would call me a hero.  Who?  I’m not sure.  Nevertheless!  I think Slowey and Baker have huge years, the bullpen is deep enough to take the Nathan blow and they have enough bats to beat the sorry AL Central pitching staffs.

AL Pennant WinnerNew York Yankees – Unless I’m getting some type of odds on this thing, I’m taking the Yanks.  They were fortunate last year with the injury bug given their age but their team is perfectly built for that stadium and got Curtis Granderson and Javier Vazquez without giving up anyone with short-term value.

NL Pennant WinnerLos Angeles Dodgers – May be the only time a team with the Opening Day starter, Vicente Padilla, is chosen to win the pennant.  Contrary to their choice for Opening Day, they have a solid staff for a playoff series and enough offense to beat any NL team on any given day.

NL Pennant WinnerColorado Rockies – I can’t go and pick a repeat of last year’s World Series so I’m going to assume the Phillies’ 2nd half of the rotation and bullpen collapses.  I think the Cardinals are the only team in the NL Central that can win it and just feel that Wainwright/Carpenter won’t pitch more than 300 IP total.  The Dodgers’ have absolutely no SP depth behind Kershaw/Billingsley.  So I’m going with the Rockies.  Great depth, players with youth/upside, and no major weaknesses.

World Series ChampionDodgers – Still never been to a World Series game and would like to go.  Thank you!

World Series ChampionRockies - The Yankees can’t beat expansion teams in the World Series.

AL ROYScott Sizemore – Who’s going to steal at-bats from him?  Ramon Santiago?  The Ram-Santi?  C’mon, the Ram-Santi sounds like a shawarma place.

AL ROYBrian MatuszThe two Detroit rookies (Sizemore, Austin Jackson) both have potential but will be weak on AVG.  Any support might cancel each other out with Matusz winning the award with a 12-10/4.00 ERA/150+ K type season.

NL ROYStephen Strasburg – Lots of times the ROY doesn’t start the year with the club, I think this will be another time.

NL ROY – - Jason Heyward - A .280 / 20 HR season should do it.

AL Cy YoungFelix Hernandez – He’s going to win at least one of these awards one of these years, why not this year?  Rhetorical!  (For what it’s Wuertz, I almost picked Slowey.  I’m crazy… like Jake Fox!)

AL Cy YoungFelix HernandezThere’s a lot of competition with Greinke, Verlander, Sabathia, Lee, and Lester but I’ll go with F-Her too.

NL Cy YoungClayton Kershaw – His team can get him Wins, he can get Ks and his home park doesn’t hurt.  Plus, he pitches against the Padres and Giants every third game.

NL Cy YoungRoy HalladayHe’s going to enjoy his first year in the NL.

AL MVPEvan Longoria – If Longoria can buoy his average and the Rays can sneak into the Wild Card, I like Longoria’s MVP chances.

AL MVPJoe Mauer - Any catcher who can hit .330+ and 20+ HRs gets my vote.

NL MVPChase Utley – Pujols is too obvious for me.

NL MVPAlbert PujolsPujols is too obvious.

Now put your picks in the comments and we’ll look back on this in October and mock each other.

  1. GTS says:
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    Robot Jones!!!

  2. GTS says:
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    I don’t own him I just like saying that.

  3. Denys says:
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    My love for Garrett is only supplanted by Grey’s love of Ian Desmond.

  4. 1000 bonus points to Grey for the ‘Being There’ reference. Nice start by Pedroia yesterday, I drafted him for RCL with a bit of reluctance as hes not really a guy I would target normally but I needed a 2b there with some speed and Phillips was gone the pick before. Maybe it will work out for the best.

  5. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @GTS: It is a fun nickname.

    @elijah: Hey, two people caught it.

  6. Denys says:
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    Is Robot Jones a candidate for ROY? Cuz that’s my pick right there, right now.

  7. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    It’s totally irrational, but there’s actually a part of me, on Opening Day, that watches and thinks, “Damn, Julio Borbon is oh-fer-one. I guess that pick was a mistake.”

  8. @Grey:

    I guess you approve of me having both Longoria and Kershaw on my RCL squad! Yeah me! Shoot, I even got Sizemore too.

  9. Lava says:
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    Votto also homered. Glad I got him in my auction league. Hooray!

  10. Go Joey go!

  11. Denys says:
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    THAT’S TWO! Wooot Garrett!

  12. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    jesus christ robot jones

    why didn’t i draft you in any of my leagues when you were sitting there nice and cheap?

  13. BSA says:
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    @elijah: Pedroia would be psyched to hear his name mentioned as a speedy 2nd baseman. He and Youk had a bet 2 years ago about who was the slowest on the team between he and Youk.

  14. Grey

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    Mini-mini Donkey!

  15. Nathan says:
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    Stewart!!

  16. Rizzo says:
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    STEWART!!!!

  17. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Grey: STEWART STEWART OMG the legends were true!

  18. Howard says:
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    My new team name is “Robot Jones Blow-up Doll”. Holy Toledo.

  19. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I’m actually mad at Hawpe for scoring on that wild pitch. Didn’t he understand MOUNT STEWART was coming to the plate, TO CRUSH THE BALL??

  20. bobbo says:
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    Robot Jones! Mini-Mini-Donkey!

  21. Nathan says:
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    And wait… did Brad Hawpe score from 2nd base on a wild pitch to rob Stewart of another RBI? That seems to be what Gameday is telling me.

  22. AdamH says:
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    Haha I love that everyone came on here STAT just to say

    “STEWART!!!”

  23. Back to Minors says:
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    Ian Desmond!!…..oh wait…

  24. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Nathan: Yes, Hawpe did. The slowest man on Earth, but Zaun was going after the ball, so there’s that.

  25. Denys says:
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    But let’s not get carried away. It’s Vicente Padilla after all…

  26. @Grey:

    The Boston Burro, heh.

    @BSA:

    He can get 15 SB, thats all that matters to me. The point being really, normally I woulda taken Cano over him but I had no steals guys drafted at that juncture.

  27. Lava says:
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    Stewart and Votto. A good day for team Razzball.

    (And we all need to take shots)

  28. Nathan says:
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    @Grey: Must have been one hell of a wild pitch.

  29. Jeez my ESPN warmup team for the RCL (another 12 team roto) I have Robot Jones, Stewart, and Pujols, 4 HR already.

  30. Beau says:
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    Robot Jones and Rasmus in util spots 1 and 2 in $$ league, too bad they have to play another 6 months. Either way, im tickled pink!

    WTF does that mean anyways?

  31. sean says:
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    Maybe I’m baseball deficient, but it seems like there’s been a ton of fantasy-relevant HRs already today (Pujols, Rasmus, Votto, Robotx2, Konerko, Wright, Howard, Lind, Vernon, Stewart)

  32. Dingo says:
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    With Quentin and Vlad on my team, I’m kicking everyone’s butt in HBP today.

  33. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @sean: yeah, a friend and i were just joking that there must be some new undetectable ‘roids on the market and the players are keeping it on the dl.

  34. Lava says:
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    Meanwhile, my team that does NOT have Votto and Stewart is 1/7 with a whole lot of nothin’. Clearly it’s because I didn’t take either of those two.

  35. sean says:
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    I know it’s against Johan, but Maybin doesn’t resemble anything close to a major league hitter (3k, 100% awful ABs)

  36. @sean:

    Johan’s demise seems to have been reported a bit prematurely.

  37. Grey

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    @sean: Yeah, Maybin doesn’t look good.

  38. Beau says:
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    So who is this year’s Bonaficio, ive gotta pick him up so i can sell him and a sagnof to some schmowner for beckett or cc.

  39. Nathan says:
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    Quentin scores on a wild pitch. Too bad it wasn’t from 2nd base — that may have made the universe implode.

  40. Grey

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    @Beau: Could be Carlos Gomez.

  41. Another Masher for Pujols. That team now has 5 Hr’s already.

  42. sean says:
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    Pujols has to be juicin

  43. Dingo says:
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    geez, Pujols! Who do you think you are, Garrett Jones?

  44. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    johnny bench after alberts 2nd hr,why are we throwing this guy strikes,id walk him 3 or 4 times a game

  45. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @elijah: rasmus smashed his and stole a 2nd hr from rolen

  46. @Grey: Nah, not Gomez…has to be somebody with no history of failed expectations in fantasy baseball. Goodface was perfect, everyone loves the idea of an unknown minor leaguer setting the league on fire (especially pyromaniacs).

  47. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Between my toggling back and forth from Yahoo! to here to Yahoo! to here, I had a brainstorm:

    I feel like we’ve always needed a nickname for the frequent commenters, the peripheral groupies, the deranged misfits that make up the larger Razzball community. (You know, like how Clay Aiken has Claymates. DON’T ACT LIKE YOU DON’T KNOW.)

    In other words, all the familiar faces that aren’t Grey or Rudy, i.e. don’t sport mustaches or awesome hair and baseball brains bigger than the whole outdoors. Sure, we could be called Razzballers or the razzeratti or the razzoteriat or Far from the Razzing Crowd. But those lack poetry, a certain pizz-razz.

    Then it came to me:

    Razzhands.

    Like Robot Jones’ day today, just let it soak in.

  48. Beau says:
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    Is it asking too much for rasmus to go deep again?

  49. Beau says:
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    Whats the likelihood I could follow all these games as closely and with as much excitement all season without going insane and/or losing my job? Which would come first?

  50. anon says:
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    Anyone notice that YAHOO’s stat tracker is actually updating at a reasonable speed today? Anyone seen any flying pigs? Did hell freeze over? ::knocks on wood::

  51. Yo Soy No Bueno says:
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    Marcum is owning the Rangers through four. This time of the year totally kills me because I’d have to abandon ship on Sheets, Hughes, or Cueto to pick him up.

    Should I hold tight?

  52. Beau says:
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    @anon: Of course it lists players as either 0, 50, or 100% owned, so theyre still staying true to doing things the yahoo way.

  53. Dingo says:
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    Ha! Crapolanco just crapped all over Batista’s intentional walk of Rollins

  54. anon says:
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    hahaha crapolanco grand slam

  55. GopherDay says:
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    STEWART!!!! Oh wait…got here a little late. Oh well!

    I checked my team and Pujols has his 2 homers and Stewart has his…and the guy with Robot Jones benched him!!! Good day!!

  56. Back to Minors says:
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    crapolanco!

  57. sean says:
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    A Crapolanco salami. Blech.

  58. Eddy says:
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    Yea, it looks like Crapolanco caught wind of how much we rank on him here at Razzball

  59. Iceman says:
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    Non-keeper h2h league: drop Chapman for Marcum?

  60. GTG says:
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    PICKS:
    Dodgers over Yankees in 7
    NL MVP: Kemp
    AL MVP: ARod
    NL Cy: Halladay (duh)
    AL Cy: Slowey (crazy)
    NL ROY: Desmond
    Al ROY: Sizemore

  61. bobbo says:
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    Who intentionally walks Rollins to pitch to Polanco? Don’t the Nats know that guy is roiding?

  62. GopherDay says:
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    Halladay finds it humorous that the Nats are considered a real MLB team…

  63. GopherDay says:
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    Wright has a homer…I’m feeling better about him already.

  64. Dingo says:
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    Bases loaded for Stewie…

  65. Nathan says:
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    Stewart up with the bases loaded…!

  66. GopherDay says:
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    Is stattracker still stat crappy for everyone?

  67. Dingo says:
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    Meh, I’ll take the sac fly.

  68. Nathan says:
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    In play, run(s)….!

    But it’s a sac fly. Oh well, I’ll take it!

  69. GopherDay says:
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    @Grey: We need a “Mini-mini Donkey Stalker Thread” It would get a lot of attention here! Ha!

  70. GTG says:
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    My Razzball team is 0 for 10, with 5 Ks. The Spa is mine.. MINE MINE MINE!!!

  71. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @GopherDay: Hehe

    @GTG: Yeah, my Westbrook’s looking real nice.

  72. Nathan says:
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    Is anyone actually watching the Rockies game? How does Ubaldo look?

  73. Tom Reale says:
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    Crapolanco…best power hitter in baseball?

  74. I’m out of control…I’m already trying to figure out who the next Ian Stewart will be…

  75. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Nathan: I’m watching. Eh, not that sharp.

  76. Nathan says:
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    Padilla just intentionally walked Jeff Clement to get to Andy LaRoche. I hate you, Padilla.

  77. Meh, whats wrong with Josh Johnson today, 4 BB in 5 IP.

  78. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Buerhle just did a Magic Johnson pass to 1st.

  79. Yo Soy No Bueno says:
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    @Grey: Thanks. One more Marcum query. Dotel, Capps, Nunez, K. Wood, and Morales are all on waivers.

    Drop Aardsma for Marcum until I see which SP pans out?

  80. Tom Reale says:
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    @Nathan: NL CY = Jimenez

  81. Professor Chaos says:
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    Drop Chapman, Alcides, or Desmond for Marcum? 12 team H2H non-keeper

  82. Grey

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    @Yo Soy No Bueno: Sure, I could see that move with all of those closers on waivers.

    @Professor Chaos: Chapman, but you shouldn’t have droppable MIs on your team either.

  83. @Grey:

    Whats with all this Marcum talk? What am I missing?

  84. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @elijah: He’s just pitching well. Nothing really. Everyone picking him up will be dropping him when he faces the Rays, Sox and Yankees.

  85. wily mo says:
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    just dropped romero for marcum. opening day!!!

  86. Yo Soy No Bueno says:
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    @Grey: A perfect game (6ks) through 6 @ Texas is pitching pretty damn “well”…no?

  87. @Grey:

    Oh there was an ESPN piece on him, no wonder.

  88. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Jeff Clement — intentionally walked.

    The legend grows.

  89. Go CarGo! He seems to like the leadoff spot today.

  90. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Yo Soy No Bueno: True, very well. And Buerhle’s has like 6 perfect games.

  91. Dingo says:
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    @Grey: Also an HBP… and now a walk.

  92. KarlJ. says:
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    Crap, I benched Marcum today on my RCL team
    I do have Santana and Robot Jones though

  93. rederic says:
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    Brandon Phillips just stole 3rd made no sense at all down 3. I think he may have drafted him self in fantasy.

  94. Yo Soy No Bueno says:
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    @Grey: Point taken.

  95. Stephen says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Can I be part of this group or do I write too many articles.

  96. Nathan says:
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    Gomez now 2-3 with a run and a SB…

  97. Eddy says:
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    Quentin is quietly putting together a nice game.

  98. Yo Soy No Bueno says:
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    @Grey: Much less likely he gets picked up now. Maybe I did everyone a favor?

    My apologies to anyone with a Shaun Marcum jersey.

  99. Denys says:
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    Dudes. Pick up Marcum, wait for another good start (that hopefully comes) and trade his ass. DUHHHH!

    Drop a bench-warmer you’re not going to use anyway… An Ian Desmond, for example.

    And let me explain. Grey can’t be right about two Ians. So if Stewart is good, Desmond won’t be. If Ian McKellen is a good actor, then Ian McShane is a shit one. (go ahead, IMDB him, I’ll wait…) etc.

  100. Nice work on the Jinx, got me a 3 run dinger!

  101. Stephen says:
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    @Stephen: EDIT: question mark (?) instead of a Period (.)

  102. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    What do you use to watch all the MLB games?

    With 4 teams this year, flipping back and forth between several Gamedays at MLB.com is a bit tedious. I’m thinking of upgrading and I wanted some advice on what’s the best direction to take

  103. Denys says:
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    Marcum just got rocked in the 7th anyway.

  104. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    cruz says,welcome back

  105. sean says:
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    @Grey: I have to disagree. He’s working at 96 (hit 99), and he’s only given up one hard hit ball (to Braun). The way he just froze Fielder was massively impressive.

  106. Eddy says:
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    @Yo Soy No Bueno:
    Nelson Cruz waves hello from my RCL team :)

  107. sean says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: this is my boom stick

  108. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Direct TV

    @Denys: It’s okay, I think everyone knows the Deadwood guy too.

  109. GopherDay says:
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    @Yo Soy No Bueno: You know what!! This is killing me.

    Marcum gives up a homer to Cruz.

  110. Grey

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    @sean: He made Braun look bad too, but the shadows might also be playing into it. He still has great stuff, it’s not like I don’t like him. But I don’t think he’s been that clear with his pitches. Few mistakes.

  111. sean says:
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    just heard that mini-mini-donkey hit his HR on a 3-0 pitch. Marbles.

  112. Grey

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    @sean: Yeah, he did. Gallardo laid one in.

  113. sean says:
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    feliz pitching in the 8th in arlington. gonna take a peek.

  114. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Channel 213, MLB Network?

  115. Eddy says:
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    @Eddy:
    Nevermind, I’m pretty sure you use MLB Extra Innings, just looked it up

  116. That ‘Lets have Padilla go opening day’ idea sure was a winner.

  117. danimal35 says:
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    @sean: not looking good

  118. rederic says:
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    if the Nat’s wanted to put strass on a triple A team why didint they just keep him on the nationals?

  119. Cain Fan says:
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    AL Pennant: Yanks
    NL Pennant: Rockies
    WS Champ: Yanks

    AL ROY: Wade Davis
    NL ROY: Mat Latos

    AL Cy Young: Jake Peavy
    NL Cy Young: Ubaldo Jimenez

    AL MVP: Mark Teixeira
    NL MVP: Matt Kemp

  120. Eddy says:
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    So anyone else facing a H2H team that has Pujols?

    Dude is killing me. Not to mention he had Youk and Cano go for him last night.

    Ugh

  121. danimal35 says:
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    @sean: but at least he has more than a K/inning

  122. sean says:
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    @danimal35: yeah, i think i need to go purge.

    @Grey: Ubaldo lucked out again. I’ll take it, but I’m not quite so impressed with the way he’s had baserunners all day.

  123. john says:
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    Thank you Colby Rasmus and Macha for helping me easily switch the blade on the guy in shades.

  124. Drew says:
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    AL Pennant: New York Yankees. The champs improved a ton over the offseason and had the good sense to let Matsui and Damon go. If the Red Sox are able to trade for Adrian Gonzalez, it could throw a wrench in things.

    NL Pennant: Colorado Rockies. Superb all-around team. I think the Phillies will have a tremendous season but falter in the playoffs.

    World Series: New York Yankees. This is the best team they’ve had since the dominant late 90′s squads.

    AL ROY: Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers. Leading off, he’ll swipe tons of bags. Old school baseball dudes will drool over him.

    NL ROY: Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves. Don’t want to look foolish by going against the grain and making a sexy pick.

    AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez. I don’t think this will even be a contest unless someone else racks up a ton of wins.

    NL Cy Young: Ricky Nolasco. OK, ignore what I said before about not wanting to sound stupid. So many strikeouts, so few walks. I just can’t resist.

    AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez. 30-100 despite missing the beginning of the season with injury? I think he could get 40-120-20 in 2010 unless they figure out a way to test for HGH.

    NL MVP: Albert Pujols. He might cure cancer too.

  125. @Eddy:

    Dunno what to say other than thats totally normal when playing Hth against him, he’s a one man wrecking machine.

  126. Grey

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    @Eddy: Yeah, Extra Innings package.

    @elijah: Yeah, for the Pirates.

    @rederic: Ha!

  127. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @Stephen: Yes you may Monkey-Face Man!

    @Drew: Since I own both Felix and Hot Tabasco Nolasco, I approve these picks.

  128. royce! says:
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    @Cain Fan: As much as I like Latos, he’s not a rookie in 2010. Had over 50 IP by 2/3 of an inning.

  129. danimal35 says:
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    AL Pennant: Rays
    NL Pennant: Cards
    WS Champs: Rays

    AL ROY: Sean Rodriguez
    NL ROY: Strasburg

    AL Cy Young: F-Her
    NL Cy Young: Halladay

    AL MVP: BJ Upton (out of nowhere BJ hits .285, 27 HRs and steals 50 bags and makes 15 sportscenter top plays where he makes an amazing catch while apparently walking and guides Rays to “Championship”!!!!!)

    NL MVP: Ryan Braun (Pujols IS too obvious)

  130. Eddy says:
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    @elijah:
    Yea, I owned him last season and loved it. Not so much this time around.

    @Grey:
    Thanks

  131. anon says:
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    Why would the Cards Kazaam me on opening day? Jeebus…

  132. royce! says:
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    Wow, the Mets aren’t taking any chances with their bullpen this year. 7-1, and K-Rod pitches the ninth?

  133. BSA says:
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    Well my 20th pick in the draft just helped me on the HR board in the RCL. Seems like HR derby out there today! Steve up yet to see his #1 pick?

  134. Cain Fan says:
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    @royce: my bad, I originally had Blanks but realized he had 50 more ABs that allowed. Didnt check Latos, whoops. Thanks! I’ll go w. David Freese instead.

  135. Eddy says:
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    Sweet, MLB Extra Innings is free for Opening Week, for anyone interested.

    Im watching Braves Cubs game simply to say I saw Heywards first ever MLB at bat a few years down the road

  136. sean says:
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    Braun with a bunt base hit? Yikes. Nothing like desperation mode with 161.2 games left.

  137. Cain Fan says:
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    Speaking of HR Derby, not sure if anyone else is doing this but would be curious to see what you all think of my squad. homerunderbyus.com is the site. You pick 7 guys who hit no more than 183 combined HRs yest. Team with the most this yr wins. My squad is Miggy, Braun, Quentin, Votto, Arod, Bruce and Manny

  138. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @anon: Don’t you hate that.

    @sean: Hehe

  139. sean says:
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    @Eddy: Just my opinion, but it’s totally worth paying for. The HD-Mix channel (720-1) will test your sensory overload, but it’s the best channel on Directv, easily

  140. sean says:
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    Haha. Just read Sam Mellinger’s tweet on Greinke: Magglio Ordonez breaks up Zack Greinke’s no-hitter with two outs in the first inning. I have a funny feeling that this will not be 2010-redux for Zack.

  141. brad says:
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    Gomez is killing my razzball team.

  142. Eddy says:
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    @sean:
    Thanks for the input. I like it so far so I’ll probably end up getting it

  143. rederic says:
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    due to zambrano’s inability to not suck we are now only 2 batters away from the second coming of jesus!

  144. Carlos Gomez with a SB and HR today, 3/4 with 2 runs and an RBI.

  145. Stephen says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Monkey-face? Hmm. I’ve also been called an Alf look-a-like from my online picture. Glad I have a black and white photo or I may be called an orangatang.

  146. Eddy says:
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    @rederic:
    And it could be with the bases loaded

  147. Eddy says:
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    @Eddy:
    scratch that

  148. k_wave says:
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    Dump Maybin for S-Rod ?

  149. Eddy says:
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    HEYWARD 3 RUN HR!

  150. sean says:
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    Heyward!!!!

  151. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    did u see that hetward

  152. rederic says:
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    and god said let there homeruns

  153. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @k_wave: Sure, if you like.

    That was a bomb by Heyward.

  154. Jif & The Choosy Mothers says:
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    Heyward!

  155. Eddy says:
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    No doubter for sure.

    I just hate that Z is on my RCL staff.

    I’m loving the 17 ERA I’m rocking from 6.1 innings so far. Gotta give a shout out to JJ, Ryan Franklin, and Big Z.

  156. We are all witnesses. Nike. Or something.

  157. john says:
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    I’m gonna trade AGon for Heyward.

  158. sean says:
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    Wonder if Jordan Schaefer can be reached for comment on Heyward’s blast?

  159. Eddy says:
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    Well, at least I face two guys on H2H that have Big Z in their rotation.

    But I feel especially bad for the guy who’s facing the team with Pujols, Crapolanco, AND Yadier.

    That’s horrible haha

  160. I’m going to trade all of the 1999 New Orleans Saints draft picks for Heyward!

  161. Lava says:
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    And Frasor blows the save. Awesome. I need him as a closer for the long-haul more than I need the stats today.

    What does he think, Gregg and Downs are just going to go away?

  162. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    frasor blows 1 big time

  163. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Lava: Got me a vulture win for Frank-Frank. Yummy.

  164. danimal35 says:
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    @sean: that’s what I was thinking…wish I would’ve drafted him so I could trade him

  165. royce! says:
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    I think I’m gonna get LASIK. Then I can hit bombs like McCann.

  166. Lava says:
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    @Grey: Mmm, vulture wins.

  167. Lava says:
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    Also, Verlander has given up 2 through 2. How does he look? Anyone watching that game?

  168. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yites,zambrano bites,go hit a cooler again

  169. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    And… there goes my chances of picking up Heyward on waivers. Claims get processed tomorrow a.m.

  170. spamcakes says:
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    AL Pennant: Red Sox
    NL Pennant: Braves
    WS Champ: Sox

    AL ROY: Neftali Feliz
    NL ROY: Alcides Escobar

    AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
    NL Cy Young: Dan Haren

    AL MVP: Evan Longoria
    NL MVP: Jay Bruce

    Ah, the beauty of Spring! Blowing off work today to drink beer and watch baseball. Tomorrow? Drivin’ down to Augusta for the Masters. Life is beautiful.

  171. Steve says:
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    Masset – WTF?

  172. penpen says:
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    sonovabench, Robot Jones! asdjfbiregmnojtrijfdaneurysm

  173. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @spamcakes: life is good

  174. Eddy says:
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    CarGo with a 4 hit game, albeit his 2nd one of his career.

  175. Mark says:
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    Hey Grey I know to early to panic, but Travis Snider’s 3k’s worries me. I see 160k’s this year. It his strikeout rate alarming to you also, including his minor league numbers?

  176. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    anyone else get the same feeling about heyward that they got about seeing lebron carry himself as an 18 year old? dude looks, acts, and speaks like he’s a 27 year old all-star already.

  177. sean says:
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    @Mark: Not Grey, but I’m pretty sure that Snider’s bad contact skills were the cause of him getting sent down last year. He’s got 30-HR pop, but he’s going to strikeout a ton. That was pretty clearly advertised.

  178. Grey

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    @Mark: 160′s probably his over/under. He Ks a lot. That’s what he does. And he hits bombs. Snider’s not an all-around player at this point.

  179. Stephen says:
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    @sean: Those were the same reasons Adam Lind wasn’t always on the Jays mlb roster before 09.

  180. Eddy says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon:
    Definitely. Right after his 3 run jack he walked into the dugout all cool like if it’s a regular thing. Very impressive.

    A bunch of announcers always say a certain rookie acts more mature than his age, but this is the first time I truly see it in someone

  181. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @ThePoonTycoon: Let him go 0-for-15, then see how he carries himself.

    Baseball ain’t basketball.

    In a related story: Anyone remember Jay Bruce’s first week?

    In a related-related story: Stupid Heyward ruining my chance to pick him up stupid waivers stupid stupid.

  182. sean says:
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    @Grey: Ditto. Gotta love that.

    **DirecTV 731-1** Morales is imploding in the 9th. Hits weeks, wild pitch. Thank god they have a 3-run lead. Corpas is warming up.

  183. Professor Chaos says:
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    I have a really bad feeling Morales is going to give me a brain freeze here.

  184. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Yeah, this isn’t inspiring:

    F. Morales relieved R. Betancourt
    R. Weeks hit by pitch
    R. Weeks to second on wild pitch

    Come on Frankie! Frasor already pooped my bed today.

  185. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Eddy: i watched him give an interview during one of the spring training games and had to talk myself out of not taking him with my 1st or 2nd pick after keepers in my keeper league based on the way he spoke and handled himself. i had 2 3rd round picks in that draft and had decided if he made it to my 2nd 3rd round pick i would take him. alas, he went a few picks before me.

    **in our keeper league, you can keep a guy indefinitely, it’s just a normal snake draft after keepers, so conceivably the guy that took heyward could have him his whole career

  186. Eddy says:
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    @sean:
    I have Ubaldo in a couple of leagues, I’m gonna murder Morales if he screws up

  187. TheEvilEmpire says:
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    Very happy owner today. Wright, Stewart, Jones in 1B/3B, and Marlon Byrd in my UTIL slot.

    5/12 6R 5HR 10RBI

  188. majortommy says:
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    Guarantee Polanco will be added in any non-razzball affiliated league after today’s grand slam.

    Marcum looked really good today

  189. Steve says:
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    @Eddy: Yeah – Morales is protectng an important lead for me too.

    Maybe he owns himself in a Razzball league. He wants that hot tub.

  190. Eddy says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon:
    Oh wow, that’s a pretty insane rule for keepers

  191. sean says:
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    @Steve: that’s why the 3-run lead is so important when you’ve got a brain freeze type closer. Fielder smashes a LD at Tulo (2 outs now). Threat over.

    Commentators are noting that Tulo is limping a bit after lunging to catch it…

  192. Eddy says:
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    @Steve:
    Alas, let the Ws come in

  193. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: perhaps, but you just get this feeling about the guy when he talks and just generally handles himself that i haven’t seen in a guy this young since lebron.

    obviously basketball and baseball are different sports, but lebron went through growing pains too. he went through 8 turnover games and 2-15 shooting nights. he’s missed last second shots, but you knew he’d get pass those hurdles a lot easier and a lot faster than most young players. i think heyward will handle an 0-15 streak 100 times better than any other rookie this season, and probably better than a lot of non-rookies.

    i didn’t even have him on my radar for non-keeper leagues cause i knew the gamble was too big if i was taking him in the 10-12th round like he was going in 1 year leagues. but that was common sense telling me that rookies struggle.

  194. mannybeingmanny says:
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    Wait, even Rios is flexing his guns?

  195. Eddy says:
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    Tuning into Ari vs SD. Ari with 2 on, 1 out. J-Up reached on error

  196. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Eddy: we do only keep 5 players, so it’s not like someone can build a serious dynasty. i kinda like it. keeps things simple. and it keeps some lower level teams from completely draining their team of studs they couldn’t keep anyway (or wouldn’t because the price would be too high) for picks and what not at the end of the season.

  197. majortommy says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: My keeper is like that. We keep 7 though(1/3 the roster). I like it that way. Heyward actually went in the first round of the snake draft this year.

  198. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    just to clarify, i’m not saying heyward is gonna be babe ruth this season. just saying the dude gives me the same feeling i got watching lebron handle the media and carrying himself around a bunch of vets with years of experience, and his body is far more developed than the body of your typical 20 year old, just like lebron when he was 18 and coming out of high school.

  199. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @majortommy: yeah, so basically the equivalent of the 8th round, same spot in my league.

  200. agarthered says:
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    I have Alcides Escobar and Everth Cabrera on my team, Stephen Drew is sitting on waivers, thoughts?

  201. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @agarthered: power or speed

  202. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @agarthered: escobar and everth are basically the same player. if you want a little variety in your SS, like if you decide you wanna go for more power there, then i’d flip a coin and dorp one for drew

  203. Mark says:
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    I agree that baseball and basketball are two different beasts. I think baseball it’s a lot tougher for a rookie to be good if not great. Clearly Heyward is a star in the making.

  204. Eddy says:
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    Verlander looks to be a bit out of it. 4 ER in 5 innings. Damn you Butler and your moobs.

    Good news is this may tip one guy to trade Verlander to me.

  205. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: gotta get yahoo to update the blanks photo,cant stop thinking of rudy when i see it

  206. Steve says:
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    Ugh, Verlander.

  207. agarthered says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC @ThePoonTycoon I have Ellsbury, Dwright, Werth and Cargo for speed, so i’m thinking a little more power couldn’t hurt.

    I drafted both Everth and Alcides, in the hopes that at least ONE of them works out, I think I have to hold on to both of them for at least the first few weeks just to make sure that I don’t drop the wrong one. Just worried a safe guy like Drew will be snagged by then.

  208. Eddy says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:
    Ha! good to know I wasn’t the only one who had that thought

  209. AL Pennant: Red Sox
    NL Pennant: Cardinals
    WS Champs: Red Sox

    AL ROY: Chapman
    NL ROY: Heyward

    AL Cy Young: Lester
    NL Cy Young: Halladay

    AL MVP: Longoria
    NL MVP: Pujols

  210. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Ha, yeah, every time Rudy and I would be drafting and someone would nominate him his picture came up and Rudy would say, “That’s my boy!”

  211. cws05nuts says:
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    Yanks over Braves in 5

    Braves, Cards, Dodgers. WC – Cubs

    Yanks, Twins, Seattle. WC – Rays

    NLroy: Heyward
    ALroy: Carlos Santana

    Nl cy: Halladay
    Al cy: Sabathia

    Al MVP: Mauer
    NL MVP: Pujols

  212. sean says:
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    Yuniesky is buggering my razzball squad.

  213. GTS says:
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    I know it’s early but with Fowler losing playing time – is CarGo #2 a better bench?

  214. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @GTS: I’d give him a week.

  215. Lava says:
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    My pitching line today, courtesy of Verlander and Frasor:

    5.1 10 6 2 7 0 0 10.13 2.25

    I guess the seven k’s are alright, but still, yuck.

  216. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Eddy: Nope, but I do OWN Pujols in both of my H2H leagues… wonder if we’re playing each other. :P

    With Albert going 4/5, 4 runs, 2 HR, 3 RBI, he’s on pace to hit… well, probably about what we all expect him to hit. Dude’s a monster.

  217. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    donkey blast

  218. Grey

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    @AL KOHOLIC: Showing Stewart who’s the original donkey.

  219. danimal35 says:
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    Stewart and Reynolds together make a Ba-donk-a-donk

  220. Steve says:
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    Ah Opening Day. Never have so many picks looked so good.

    And so bad.

    Me in the RCL draft at #144. Dexter or Robot? Dexter or Robot? I’ll get speed later, I’ll go Robot. No, I’ll get scooped later. Dexter it is. Damn, why didn’t I go Robot?

    Asked that same question to myself today…

  221. Lava says:
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    You were watching the Rockies game earlier, right Grey? How did Ianetta look in his 2 ABs?

  222. Steve says:
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    And now the Tiger bats show up.

  223. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @danimal35: Ha!

    @Lava: Looked fine, took some pitches. Nothing noteworthy.

  224. Lava says:
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    @Grey: That’s good to know. Patience, I keep telling myself!

  225. Eddy says:
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    Man, Miggy IS a robot.

    And I think the Cubs will have to wait ’till 2011 for the WS

  226. BSA says:
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    @Lava: I dealt with Iannetta last year and kept telling myself A’la Grey – “Catchers are like scabs, just leave ‘em alone.”
    Looking at my team after one day – I tell myself they are a bunch of scabs – leave ‘em alone!

  227. brad says:
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    @Grey: Mini-Donkey’s not ready to yield to Micro-Donkey.

  228. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @brad: No, he is not.

  229. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Steve: Wow, the Royals’ bullpen took an enormous dump on Greinke’s nice start. Thanks, fellas.

  230. Lava says:
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    @BSA: But sometimes if feels so good to pick them!

    But yeah, it is the first day. All the HRs being hit today kind of makes you anxious, though, doesn’t it?

  231. Lava says:
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    Also, coming up with tv names for the Toronto bullpen closer carousel. So far we have “Frasor,” “Eastbound & Downs,” and “Gregg’s anatomy.”

    I missed baseball.

  232. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Lava: yeah and in atlanta its called heywards place

  233. Steve says:
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    Grrr. Should have known better than to grab Adam LaRoche for a spot start in April.

  234. B.J. says:
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    Hey Grey, 10 team yahoo H2H who would you rather have as your 4th OF Alfonso Soriano or Colby Rasmus. My other OF are Braun, Hamilton and CarGo.

  235. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @B.J.: rasmus here,

  236. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    but i hate soriano

  237. Kazmere says:
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    Drop Fowler (bench) for Heyward? Trade bait?

  238. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Kazmere: play him now,till he proves us wrong

  239. preptime says:
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    Dropping Corey Hart for Robot Jones sure looks good in retrospect.

  240. PaddyTwoTimes says:
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    No wild card prediction. Lame.

  241. Tony says:
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    someone please tell me who the FFFFFFF sammy gervacio is? am i outta the loop here???

  242. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @B.J.: Soriano

    @Kazmere: Sure

    @Eddy: Comment #84. It was insane right?

    @Tony: MR for Astros.

  243. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Oh wow, must’ve gone over my head (or inbetween my legs for that matter).

    It was straight up silly.

  244. Tony says:
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    @Grey: ok is he worth anything? bc this one dude in my league picked him up and im bamboozled?

  245. Carl Spackler says:
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    Grey some idiot dropped Heyward in our league. He kept trying to trade him and no one would give him anything so he dropped him. I have the 1 wavier. Who would you drop. h2h 5×5

    Soto
    Howard
    Phillips
    Rollins
    Lind
    Jacoby
    Quentin
    Rios
    Bruce
    Pence
    Borbon
    jose lopez

  246. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Headley.

    No exclamation point as it was just an RBI single, but still…

  247. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey:
    rangers
    twins
    yanks

    yanks to ws

    dodgers
    cardinals
    philly

    philly wins world series in 6 games

    cy=felix and halladay
    mvp=longoria and upton,justin
    sean rod and heyward
    hopefull coach of the year in rcl leagues=AL KOHOLIC

  248. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Ha!

    @Tony: Solid MR, not going to getting saves any time soon. Great in a Holds league.

  249. Grey

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    @Carl Spackler: Are any of those guys bench guys? Doesn’t look like you have room.

    @Steve: It’s a start.

  250. Steve says:
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    @Grey: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

  251. Carl Spackler says:
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    Julio, Bruce and Lopez are bench

  252. matthole says:
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    does anyone find it annoying to be in multiple leagues cause of the perpetual conflict of interests…..how can i root against my opponents team if i own them in a different league and vice versa…hopefully the mets are good this year so i can root for a real team again

  253. Grey

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    @Steve: True

    @Carl Spackler: You can lose Lopez for him, but I’d start trading guys. All of those bench hitters isn’t cute.

    @matthole: I just root for the guys on my teams. Then again, I have just about everyone somewhere.

  254. Denys says:
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    Tiny Tim takes the mound!

  255. Eddy says:
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    @matthole:
    I know exactly how you feel. This is the first season where I have more than one league, and as early as the Mets v. Marlins I didn’t know what to do with myself. Had JJ and Cantu in RCL, Johan in a Yahoo league, and Wright in my money league. Sad part is I’m a Marlins fan, so I was screwing my stepsister right off the get-go.

    But I think I’ll prioritize the guys in my money league the most (which is also the league that I do with all my friends) and take it from there.

  256. Tony says:
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    @Grey: hahahah we dont have HOLDS! theres this guy in my league, blows my mind…. LOL

  257. AL pennant: Twins
    NL pennant: Rockies
    WS Champs: Rockies
    MVPs: Tulowitzki, Teixeira
    Cy Youngs: Nolasco, Lester
    ROY: Heyward, Sizemore

  258. Den says:
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    What do you guys think, is this a legit trade? Lincecum for Johan Santana and Raul Ibanez?

  259. Tom Emanski says:
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    I have Sizemore, but what’s with all the love? As Dave Chappelle as Prince might say “He bores me”.

    Grey what do you think of Alcides’ first game? KLaw said he looks completely lost with the bat. I’m going to be patient of course, but I’m hoping to trade Bartlett to use him at SS.

    And what’s up with S-Rod? Is he starting or not? Kapler?? Kapler??

  260. Tom Emanski says:
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    @Den: Depending on how badly you need Ibanez and don’t need Lincecum, I’d do it.

  261. Eddy says:
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    With the exception of Ubaldo and Johan, it has not been a good day for several of my pitchers.

  262. danimal35 says:
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    OK…please don’t judge me for this one…Aubrey Huff a better solution at 1B than Nick Johnson?…at least until I can upgrade

  263. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Tom Emanski: S-ROD IS STARTING

  264. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @danimal35: less injury risk for sure

  265. Grey

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    @Tom Emanski: Eh, it’s one game against a very good pitcher.

    @danimal35: I’d just stick with Johnson until he’s hurt.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Sweet!

    **Blanks is a monster.

  266. danimal35 says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: well he has more pop potential right? It’s a a 6×6 with AVG and OPS and we all know Johnson can draw a walk, but Huff will face NL west pitching this year and that might help him out a bit…he is only a year removed from all-start caliber numbers

  267. danimal35 says:
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    @Grey: Thanks! but what if…….ahhh, no but!

  268. Steve says:
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    Does Oswalt look like he’s hurt?

    Or does he just look like he’s crap?

  269. mapwheel says:
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    Advice to all razzballers:

    DROP. ALFONSO. SORIANO. NOW.

    I was foolish enough to think last year was a fluke, but he looks even worse now. His defense has become a total liability, and he still hacks at every pitch he sees. Sure, his power is still there, but power doesn’t do you a lot of good if you can’t make contact with the god damned ball.

    I’m predicting a .230/20HR season for him at best. Eventually they will have to bench his multi-million dollar ass.

  270. brett says:
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    AL pennant: Red Sox
    NL pennant: Phillies
    WS Champs: Phillies
    MVPs: Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Braun
    Cy Youngs: Felix Hernandez, Roy Halladay
    ROY: Sizemore, Heyward

  271. Grey

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    @Steve: He just seems to always have one bad inning.

  272. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, and it looks like he has responded to my harsh words.

    For the time being, at least.

  273. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: he was rolling his wrist around between pitches,hurt or kind of practicing the rotation he wanted on the ball?

  274. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Certainly pitched like a wanker for an inning there.

  275. longbeachyo says:
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    I’m second guessing myself now… I traded Heyward, Peavy, FraGu, and Mike Gonzalez for Kemp and Adam Jones. But right after that I packaged Kemp, Fielder, and Masterson for Pujols and King Felix. What do you think??? My team looks like this now:
    Victor Martinez
    Albert Pujols
    Aaron Hill
    Ryan Zimmerman
    J.J. Hardy
    Nelson Cruz
    Hunter Pence
    Chris Davis
    Adam Jones
    Felix Hernandez
    Jon Lester
    Ricky Nolasco
    Rafael Soriano
    Frank Francisco
    Brett Anderson
    Kevin Slowey
    Brian Matusz
    Francisco Liriano
    I have 2 open roster spots now and need another OF…

  276. Tony says:
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    where is JJ hardy projected to bat?

  277. Danny says:
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    @Grey: You said “the sorry AL Central pitching staffs” for your explanation of the twins winning the AL Pennant. No love for the White Sox staff? Buehrle, Peavy, Floyd, Danks and Garcia seems like a pretty solid staff to me

  278. BSA says:
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    @Grey:
    Blanks a monster?! I only drafted him because his pic makes him look like Rudy’s little brother….mind you I drafted him early but I’ll take a monster rookie year.

    @Steve: Wanker?! If someone thought you to be American they just read that and said “Wanker?!, who is this wanker?”

  279. metsfan says:
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    Napoli’s not starting today. I don’t like this.

  280. Brian says:
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    @longbeachyo: The second trade was fair but it cost you some steals that I don’t see where you’re making up. The first trade was so unbalanced in your favor that I’m surprised the league let it go through.

  281. Pat says:
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    As a Giants fan it was tough to see Rudy and Grey’s picks :( . Alas, I will survive!

    My baseball picks:

    AL Pennant: Yankees
    NL Pennant: Phillies
    WS Champs: Phillies

    AL ROY: Gordon Beckham (he eligible?)
    NL ROY: Desmond (Grey’s butt -> smoooooch)

    AL Cy Young: Lester
    NL Cy Young: Halladay

    AL MVP: Youkilis
    NL MVP: Pujols

    Almost 300 comments and no mention of the beginning of the Jeff Clement Era in Pittsburgh?!

  282. Steve says:
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    @BSA: As terms of non-endearment go, it is one of my favourites.

  283. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @longbeachyo: I agree with Brian.

    @Tony: 8th

    @Danny: Peavy’s great, but injury-prone. The other guys are okay.

    @BSA: He’s not a rookie.

    @Pat: Clement was mentioned a few times above. Beckham’s not eligible.

  284. @all: 5×5 roto – What do you think? Carlos Lee, Tim Hudson and Brandon Lyon for Chris Carpenter and Kevin Kouzmanoff

  285. Awesomus Maximus

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    @metsfan: No likey here, either. Just sent a couple trade offers out the catcher hoarders in the league where I have him.

    @Pat: I almost mentioned Clement’s decent line (1/3 with a Run), but then I remembered that I passed on Yadier and his supposed oblique strain (and my better judgement) when I took Clement off waivers recently… and then I thought about Yadier’s grand slam today, and then I punched myself in the face, which made me forget to mention Clement here.

  286. BSA says:
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    @Grey: I still give him rookie time like Beckham. I only see that he was up for 54 games and 1/4 of a full timer’s at bats. Eh well we’ll see.

  287. AubreyHuffingGlue says:
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    Can you rank the following guys for my last U spot in a 5X5 roto league — no bench spots. Brett Gardner, Cory Hart, Todd Helton, Chase Headley, Brandon Wood. Probably could use help in speed and average…

  288. Juice says:
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    I don’t like that Napoli isn’t starting either. In the past I used to reach for an elite catcher but I decided not to this year. Anybody think its worth dropping Napoli for Clement or will Napoli still put up better numbers even with less playing time?

  289. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Juice: I’ve said this regarding Clement vs. Iannetta, but I think it applies to Napoli, as well. I think it’s worth taking an early shot with Clement. Reason being, if Clement has a great April, he’s going to get picked up by someone and it might not be you. If Iannetta/Napoli has a great April, there’s a much smaller risk that owners are dumping their drafted catchers to go out and grab him. Good, bad or indifferent, I think Ianetta/Napoli is there in a few weeks if you need to go that route… I don’t think Clement will be there if he does well.

  290. preptime says:
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    I am thinking of dropping Soriano for Rasmus. Is this a horrible idea?

    Ditto for Napoli for Clement.

  291. nick m. says:
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    I know it is just one start, but would you pull the cord on Lowe for one of these pitchers with more upside – Cueto, Duchscherer, Niemann, E. Santana, or Morrow? Do any of these guys deserve a spot over Wolf as well?

  292. BKK says:
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    Huston Street visited Dr. James Andrews in Alabama Monday for a second opinion on his injured right shoulder, according to the Denver Post.

    Our View: Street received good news from Andrews, and his shoulder is structurally fine. This is encouraging, but it remains uncertain when Street may be ready to pitch for Colorado while strengthening his arm. Franklin Morales will continue to serve as their closer while Street is out of service.

    This has mixed message written all over it. Does anyone escape the grip of Dr. Freeze?

  293. Juice says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus: That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the advice.

  294. metsfan says:
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    I’m about to drop Napoli for Clement. Someone convince me not to

  295. PaddyTwoTimes says:
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    @metsfan

    How about this? You’re an idiot if you do that. Does that help?

    But, you are a mets fan soo…

  296. metsfan says:
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    @PaddyTwoTimes: Thanks, I guess.

    This is why I hate drafting guys I don’t like. I always want to drop them. I was about to take Montero when he was taken and I couldn’t make a good pick.

  297. preptime says:
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    Mark Reynolds: more walks than strikeouts. WHAT IS GOING ON?!?

  298. PaddyTwoTimes says:
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    @mets

    It is one game man. Wait for it. And I kid about your team. I know what it is like to love a dog.

  299. Awesomus Maximus

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    Read my post (#300), I think it’s a fine idea and I refuse to convince you otherwise.

  300. brad says:
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    @metsfan: don’t

  301. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus: i agree,full time ab,s and a good start could be all he needs,plus the top of pitt lineup can score

  302. mc serch says:
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    @Grey: little sammy g y’all….he is fun to watch, huh? the entire giants team was on the top step in a 5-0 game.

  303. Grey

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    @3fingersbrown: Eh… I’d take Carpenter and I don’t even like Carp.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Ha!

    @nick m.: I never liked Lowe. I’d take just about any of them of him. That order is fine, but no Niemann.

    @BKK: No, they don’t.

  304. johnson says:
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    picks-
    ws- cards over yankees
    mvps- tulo and longoria
    cy youngs- verlander and wainwright
    roys- austin jackson and heyward

  305. chris says:
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    I get : Tulo

    I give up: Holliday

    It was offered to me and was wondering what people thought. Also it is a dynasty keeper league meaning I keep everyone. Any help would be great

  306. Tom Emanski says:
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    Sheeeeeeeit. I benched Blanks.

  307. joser says:
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    Trade question:

    I’ve got Alcides at SS and I’d like to upgrade. Someone offered me Reyes for my Dan Haren. My SP are Haren, Hamels, Nolasco, Garza, Slowey, Jon Sanchez, Buchholz.

  308. SotoMojo says:
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    Hey Grey, with Fowler now platooning with Smith, should I dump him and pick up Gardner?

  309. Steve says:
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    OK Scott B – let’s see your second-half self!

  310. Eddy says:
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    Time to see if Sheets will be added massively or dropped massively across fantasy baseball leagues

  311. MarkM says:
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    @preptime: Dustin Pedroia is also on pace for 162 homers!!!

  312. Juice says:
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    Sheets looks bad already. Considering his spring I knew I should have benched him today.

  313. GopherDay says:
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    @chris: Depends on needs…post your team.

  314. Grey

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    @chris: I’d take Tulo.

    @SotoMojo: They’re pretty similar so sure, if you want.

  315. Lines says:
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    NL W: Rockies
    NL C: Cards
    NL E: Phillies
    NL WC: Dodgers
    AL W: LAA
    AL C: Twins
    AL E: Yankees
    AL WC: Red Sox
    World Series: Sox over Phillies
    NL MVP: Ryan Braun
    AL MVP: Evan Longoria
    NL CY: Doc
    AL CY: F-Her

    Write it down so you don’t forget.

    HAPPY OPENING DAY!

  316. Yo Soy No Bueno says:
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    Is it just me or does Ben Sheets delivery look incredibly wonky?

  317. mrbaseball says:
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    Cameron Maybin or Calros Gomez – 20 team keeper league – do you think Maybin has a future

  318. Grey

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    @joser: Sure, that’s fine for you.

    @Yo Soy No Bueno: It’s because he’s healthy, he’s not used to it.

  319. Grey

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    @mrbaseball: I do think Maybin can be good, might just take a bit of time.

  320. Yo Soy No Bueno says:
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    @Grey: Is that a good sign, a bad sign, or just a sign?

  321. Jesse says:
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    Is there any reason to think that this whole Nate-McLouth-batting-8th thing is temporary? Or should I just assume right now that he’s getting 100 less PAs than I had originally expected?

  322. Jesse says:
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    Also, who around here is going to go kick Travis Snider’s shizz into gear? I mean, I know it’s one day, but he looked like he’d never seen a fastball today. And it’s not like Scott Feldman’s being confused for Nolan Ryan or anything.

  323. chris says:
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    Hey guys, heres the trade I was offered

    I get: Tulo
    I give: Holliday

    It is a dynasty keeper league so we keep everyone, here is my squad so let me know what you think.

    C Ryan Doumit (Pit – C)
    1B James Loney (LAD – 1B)
    2B Ian Desmond (Was – 2B,SS)
    3B Aramis Ramirez (ChC – 3B)
    SS Erick Aybar (LAA – SS)
    OF Matt Holliday (StL – OF)
    OF Carlos Lee (Hou – OF)
    OF Colby Rasmus (StL – OF)
    Util Kyle Blanks (SD – OF)
    SP Dan Haren (Ari – SP)
    SP Ricky Nolasco (Fla – SP)
    SP Roy Oswalt (Hou – SP)
    SP Rick Porcello (Det – SP)
    SP Jered Weaver (LAA – SP)
    RP Andrew Bailey (Oak – RP)
    RP Leo Nunez (Fla – RP)
    BN Andre Ethier (LAD – OF)
    BN Michael Bourn (Hou – OF)
    BN A.J. Pierzynski (CWS – C)
    BN Juan Rivera (LAA – OF)
    BN Carlos Santana (Cle – C)NA
    BN Pedro Alvarez (Pit – 3B)NA
    BN Scott Sizemore (Det – 2B)
    BN Everth Cabrera (SD – SS)
    DL Carlos Beltran (NYM – OF)DL
    DL Lance Berkman (Hou – 1B)DL
    BN Rafael Soriano (TB – RP)
    BN Shaun Marcum (Tor – SP,RP)
    BN J.A. Happ (Phi – SP,RP)
    BN Jonathan Sanchez (SF – SP)
    BN Colby Lewis (Tex – SP,RP)

  324. sean says:
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    AL pennant: Yankees
    NL pennant: Rockies
    WS Champs: Yankees
    MVPs: Pujols, Youk
    Cy Young: Haren, Lester
    ROY: Heyward, C. Santana

  325. GopherDay says:
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    @chris: yeah, that looks like a great trade for you! You’ve got a lot of depth at outfield, so go for it! Tulo will be a nice upgrade at SS.

  326. sean says:
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    @Jesse: Patience, my man. I can’t imagine Melky (0-for-5 today) is going to lead off for very long, or ever again. I just think Cox wants some assurance from McLousy that he’s not going to hit .220 this year

  327. metsfan says:
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    ughh Mathis just homered. No reconsidering on the Napoli front?

    I’m not ready to drop him yet, but I’m thinking of picking up Clement for my bench just in case.

  328. GopherDay says:
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    Mathis homers….not good for Napoli owners. :/

  329. GopherDay says:
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    Or Baker owners for that matter!

  330. Robert says:
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    Grey or Rudy (or anybody really):

    Any new news regarding Montero’s playing time being eaten way at by Snider? I just got a trade that would give me Mccann/Bucholtz for Werth/Montero.

    I remember a few weeks ago that you thought Montero might not get as much PT as everybody thinks.

    Thanks.

  331. Grey

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    @Robert: I’d want Werth’s side there.

  332. robertloblaw says:
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    grey…im still high off that braves offense today…

    am i crazy to think troy glaus really improves that lineup and could hit 30/100??? if yes, awesome

    if no, what do you think? lol

  333. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Yo Soy No Bueno: He looked very odd, but seems to be settling in. In my main (H2H) league, my opponent this week has had Beckett, Padilla and Zambrano go for him so far, and now Sheets. Ben’s run per inning performance to start the game was actually brining DOWN my opponent’s team ERA.

    @metsfan: I already told you to pull the trigger on Clement. Why are we still discussing this?

  334. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Would you Trade AJ Burnett & Hamilton for Verlander? Love the site. Great stuff!

  335. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Second-half Scott, where were’st thou?

  336. GopherDay says:
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    @Grey: You may have said this before, but where do you rank Figgins once he gets 2B elig? Does he move up in the top 300 rankings?

  337. GopherDay says:
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    D Young is up to the plate with the bases loaded…is this the year to break out???

  338. Awesomus Maximus

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    @GopherDay: If I remember correctly, Grey put Figgy in the top 5 for 2B eligible bachelors when asked this previously.

  339. Steve says:
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    @GopherDay: Apparently not.

  340. GopherDay says:
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    @GopherDay: Nope! Fly out to left…oh well.

  341. The Dude says:
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    353 Responses? Really? I can’t read all that – someone give me today’s crib notes!

  342. @Grey: 1600 innings limit, 15 team mixed NFBC style. How do you like to configure your pitching staff?
    SP: Grienke, Carpenter, Scherzer, Marcum, Cueto, Correia and Norris
    RP: Bell, Aardsma

    Think I should drop Norris in favor of a middle reliever with possible closer op? Possibly drop Correia for a high K/9 ERA/WHIP helping MR? Have to be mindful of my innings. Haven’t played in a league with a limit in a while.

    Some possibles: Downs, Betancourt, Jim Johnson, Jensen Lewis, Tony Sipp, Gutierrez, Wheeler. Frasor spit the bit today, so I’m thinking Downs.

  343. Denys says:
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    Godzilla!

  344. Denys says:
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    Morales B2B!

  345. Jefe says:
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    MOONSHOT-Mijares

  346. Steve says:
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    I sympathise with the Felix owners of course, but love me a vulture win for League and the save for Aardsma.

  347. Grey

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    @Steve: Damn, I could’ve used that win.

  348. Matt says:
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    PICKS:
    Rangers over Dodgers in 6
    NL MVP: Poojols
    AL MVP: Miggy C
    NL Cy: Kershaw
    AL Cy: Lester
    NL ROY: Strarburg
    Al ROY: Sizemore

  349. Quintero says:
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    What should I do to my bench hitter Corey Hart? Picking up Carlos Gomez instead? I’m panicking! Someone please slap me.

    Brett Myers and Kris Medlen are on the wire. Yes, the league is deeeep.

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