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For the Ministry of Silly Names, this is a great day.  Finally, Coco Crisp gets his just deserts, or is it breakfast?  Coco Crisp has had a problem with injuries in the past, constantly going snap, crackle, pop.  Now I’m with Coco, as long as he doesn’t move to TBS.   His game was Baroque, now it’s roCoco.  He steals so many bases, it could be considered cereal.  The amount of puns with Crisp is radicchio.  Since August he’s hitting .345 in August and has 15 steals in the last two months.  You say tomato, I say SAGNOF.  He’s only owned in 32% of ESPN leagues and that’s about 68% short of making sense.  Dyslexic gang members aren’t the only ones that should show Crisp some love.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Eric Young Jr. – Playing every day, leading off, stealing bases.  And Junior sprints also make a wonderful after-dinner treat.

Ryan Raburn – What’s this?  Last week’s Buy/Sell?  C’mon, don’t make me repeat myself.  Moving on…

Yuniesky Betancourt – Hmm… If this is what we’re moving on to, maybe we might want to backtrack.  Betancourt’s hitting .350 in August and has 4 homers in the last ten games.

Ian Desmond – Member when he had a solid callup last year and I got excited about him for 2010?  Yeah, maybe he’s just a solid last two months of the season player.

Albert Callaspo – Having…. hard… time… recommending… Callaspo.  Must… move… on…

Dexter Fowler – Open up your lesson planner to page 17, find question #7, “Own fast players that get on base.  Such as?”  Now with a number two pencil, write in Dexter Fowler’s name.

Lorenzo Cain – Okay, so most of these players do nothing but steal bases, but at least I’m not talking about Pat Burrell again.

Pat Burrell – You lied to me!

Ryan Kalish – Wanna know how much I like Kalish?  This much.  Hmm… You can’t see how big I’m opening my arms, can you?  How about now?  Okay, let’s forget the show, try the tell.  He had 13 homers and 25 steals this year in the minors.  Also, made the top 50 fantasy baseball prospects.

Micah Hoffpauir – Limited power, but he’s on the right side of the 1st base platoon, which is the left side.  Weird!

Brandon Allen – You thought Hoffpauir was a deep look at a corner infidel?  Here’s Brandon Allen, who not only sounds like a department store, he’s the size of one too.  LaRoche may get moved soon if the Diamondbacks can make a trade happen.  If so, one of December Grey’s favorites, Brandon Allen, reemerges.  Great pop, and should be owned right now in deep keepers.

Mitch Moreland – The Rangers should totally trade for Brad Hawpe and then utilize him in a bench, don’t-know-what-we’re-going-to-do-with-this-schmohawk capacity.  Then he can keep Cantu company.  Moreland’s showing some light power and a good OBP, which is similar to his minor league numbers.

David Murphy – Ownership numbers are trending upwards, but they’re not quite where I want them.  I will impose my fantasy baseball advice on you or die tryin’. /Nerdy Fiddy

Daniel Hudson – I think I’ve mentioned him four times in the last three days.  Let’s stay fresh and just say I like him.

Homer Bailey – I just know recommending him is going to blow up in my face because of his absolute inability to be consistent.  Look at me throwing the hedge on the Buy landscape.

Hisanori Takahashi – Now for the saves portion of our Buy/Sell…

Brandon Lyon – In most leagues, you can’t trade anymore so it’s imperative you grab saves off waivers.  To be continued in the next blurb.

Hong-Chih Kuo – Though not all saves are created equal.  I think Broxton returns in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Wilton Lopez – I’m not sure going three deep for saves on the Astros is the brightest move.  Though it shows courage.  You use that one the next time you’re in a bar.  Hey, Sweet Lips, a fantasy baseball blog said I’m courageous because I picked up Wilton Lopez.  Your place or mine.  Actually, let’s go with my place so I can make sure Kemp isn’t being benched by Torre.

SELL

Tyler Colvin – These players are now all of the drop variety, not necessarily sell.  Colvin’s being benched by Sweet Lou (Alan Trammell?  Jim Belushi?  Whoever’s managing the Cubs now…)

Ben Zobrist – I’m bummed I didn’t push harder in the preseason and write the Zobrist overrated post.  I wrote in the rankings that I thought he was a glorified utility man, but I should’ve been more vocal.  In shallow leagues, I’d lose Zobrist for a hot middle infielder.  In deep leagues, you need to be a bit more conservative.

Raul Ibanez – This one hrmphs me.  I thought he’d have an extended hot streak in his bat, but now I think he’s just old.  For the last 5 weeks or so of the season, you can find a hotter outfield bat.

Chone Figgins – I want to finish the job Don Wakamatsu couldn’t.

263 Responses

  1. Adam says:
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    Put Edinson Volquez on that SELL list.

  2. Black Beard says:
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    I dropped Friggins yesterday. I dislike that guy but will likely own him next year when he’s drafted in the 15th round.

  3. tourinct says:
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    Like I need the head’s up on Bentacourt… he’s slowly killing my Razzball team.

  4. schlitz says:
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    Fowler, cain or kalish? Steals are top priority.

  5. Spelling Nazi says:
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    Two “s”s in dessert, because you want two scoops of it!

  6. big o says:
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    it’s crips , blood .

    cbs is intimating that colvin may see time @ 1st base .

  7. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: That’s why it’s dyslexic gang members.

  8. herschel says:
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    @Grey: with cruz and cargo dinged up, and kemp in stuck in purgatorre, my once studly OF is a bit of a mess right now. need two of the following to start next week in weekly roto league. need runs, rbis and sbs (in that order):

    bruce (3 @ sf, 3 vs chc)
    raburn (3 vs kc, 4 @ tor)
    ibanez (4 vs hou, 3 @ sd)
    tabata (3 vs stl, 3 @ mil)

    available on waivers:

    eyj (3 vs atl, 3 vs la)
    kalish (3 vs sea, 3 @ tb)

    thanks in advance.

  9. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @herschel: Purgatorre – nice! Young, Tabata…

  10. Black Beard says:
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    @Grey: I might be all talk. I’m going to monitor that situation during the offseason. I’d like to chalk it up to a toxic environment and an underperforming team…but he hasn’t even stolen a base since 8/8. Does not compute…

  11. brad says:
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    the shear quantity of puns in the intro is impressive, let alone the fact that they’re by and large of pretty good quality. . . nice work Grey.

  12. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Black Beard: Yeah, maybe his age caught up to him, not sure I’d bother again.

    @brad: Thanks!

  13. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    The Dustin Pedroia writeup in the last article made me laugh for much longer than it should have. That is all.

  14. Bob says:
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    In one league, I know you think Raburn’s a buy and Figgins is a sell, but would you really drop Figgins for Raburn in a league where you need everything.

    In another league, long story short, I’ve got Mourneau on the DL. So I’ve been going with Robot at 1B and Cuddyer at 3B. Is it worth trading for Aramis, sacrificing Hanrahan, and possibly costing myself two points with my main competitor for saves in that league, to try to make up a few more in HR’s where the points are bunched. And who gets benched if I make that move. Appreciate your help.

  15. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Hey Grey, would you start Haren at Minnesoter today? I don’t trust him at all but I keep tossing him out there figuring he’ll have to have a good game sooner or later.

  16. GopherDay says:
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    You know, this may sound weird to people that don’t have minor league rosters on their dynasty league, but it feels good when you’ve had a minor leaguer for a while on your minor league team and he hits the big leagues running. Case in point, Ryan Kalish. He hit the big leagues running…right into Carlos Santana, but still.

  17. fitz says:
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    Would you drop any of Luke Scott, Pena, Gardner, Lind for Infante?

  18. second says:
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    What to do with Axford? Hoffman’s a FA but I think he might stop getting saves after he gets to 600. My only non-SAGNOF is Soriano…

    Pick 3 of these to own (it can be 4 if I drop Hellickson after his start today…should I?): C. Perez, Storen, Axford, Lyon, Kuo, Hoffman

  19. The Fake Joe Rogan says:
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    Needs aside…Morgan, Murphy, or EY Jr?

  20. magicterp says:
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    Please rank for rest of year in H2H 5×5 NL-only…
    Homer Bailey, Bud Norris, Edinson Volquez.

    Thanks!

  21. Long Bong Hitters says:
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    Grey, I rode the Chris Johnson hot streak and now its time to drop him until my fantasy football draft next weekend. Who you like best to replace him?

    Pedro Alvarez (I already have Tabata on my team, not sure I want two pirates), Jerry Hairston Jr, or take a long shot in Matt Tuiasosopo? Or dare I say, ride out Johnson?

  22. Long Bong Hitters says:
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    Drop David Murphy or Jason Kubel for Coco Crisp?

  23. Long Bong Hitters says:
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    Or Carlos Quentin?

  24. Hans says:
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    @Grey Eric Young over Zobrist the rest of the way?

  25. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : You still sold on Chris Johnson? Currently on an 0/13 skid

  26. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus: Cool… How about The Real World Memento episode last night? Ten hours ago…

    @Bob: Figgy and Raburn give different things. I wouldn’t trade for Aramis.

    @Nuke LaDouche: I would.

    @GopherDay: Ha

    @fitz: Scott if you need Runs and average.

    @second: C. Perez, Storen, Axford…

    @The Fake Joe Rogan: Young

    @magicterp: Norris, Bailey…

    @Long Bong Hitters: Alvarez

    @Long Bong Hitters: Murphy if you need steals.

    @Hans: I would in shallow leagues.

    @Mr2Bits: I’d lose him.

  27. Omnificent says:
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    Magnificent Grey,

    I am currently sporting an OF/Bench of:

    Hamilton
    Dunn
    Morgan
    Adam Jones
    Granderson

    Considering dropping Jones for a buy candidate… what say you?

  28. Wilsonian says:
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    Do you like any of these dudes over Castro for the rest of the year:

    A. Gonzalez; Desmond; Infante; Ass-Dribble?

  29. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Grey:

    Would you lose Chris Johnson for Shields or someone like McGehee or even Raburn?

    I’m currently rocking Bautista at 3rd with Sandomoobs as an alternative/flex player.

  30. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: wow. Thought you’d go with your boy Desmond. Those were the two I was leaning.

  31. Hans says:
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    Pedroia bak on the DL……….BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! WTF!!!

  32. Eddie says:
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    @Grey:

    At what point do I start benching Kemp or J. Upton for Crisp? I’m playing in a weekly lineup roto that resets lineups for mon.

  33. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Hans: Wow, very surprising.

    @Eddie: I wouldn’t bench either, barring an injury.

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: just wondering, why would you go Ass-Dribble over Desmond. Not questioning, just curious as to what you think about those guys for the rest of the season.

  35. brad says:
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    marmol takes a dump. but i’m like a scheisse film connoisseur. Go Braves.

  36. Steve says:
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    Grrrrr. Opponent about to get his second win for the week out of Moylan.
    The same guy that started Bruce Chen.
    Bruce Chen!

  37. Steve says:
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    Grrrrr. Opponent about to get his second win for the week out of Moylan.

    The same guy that started Bruce Chen.
    Bruce Chen!

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: Asdrubal’s slightly hotter and capable of more speed, it’s a coin flip. Go with Desmond if you want.

    @brad: You’re wearing lederhosen? Nice random reference.

    @Steve: I was killed by Marmol in multiple leagues.

  39. Tom Emanski says:
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    The buy for Morrison is implied, correct?

  40. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tom Emanski: I think I’ve been implying it the last week or so, yeah.

  41. elwood blues says:
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    Looking ahead to 2011 how would you rank these guys Torres, Maybin, and your seller-dweller Colvin?
    nl 4×4

  42. BAS says:
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    Looks like Pedroia is back to the 15 day DL and my playoffs are coming up, here are my available options:

    Asdrubal
    Ryan Raburn
    Neil Walker
    J. Nix

    This is an OBP league, looking for someone who won’t sink me. Thoughts?

  43. brad says:
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    @Grey: soiled lederhosen.

  44. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    If you had a choice of these MI, who would you take?

    EY Jr, Beckham, Desmond, or Asdrubal

  45. CalCheats says:
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    Pedroia going to the DL, sucks….who do I go with a 2B out of these guys? I can pick from Zobrist (recently dropped), Eric Young Jr., Infante, Asdrubal, Uribe or Hairston Jr.

  46. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Grey: How funny was it when The “I Don’t Know Why People Think I’m Gay” Hairdresser threw a fit over seeing a vagina. Doode’s gayer than Chet from RW Brooklyn, and he wore pashmina scarves.

  47. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @elwood blues: Torres, Colvin…

    @BAS: Asdrubal…

    @brad: Yes, of course.

    @Eddy: Young

    @CalCheats: Young

    @Awesomus Maximus: Ha! Totally forgot about that. And his convo with the homeless kid. “Can I talk to you? I don’t want to help you. I want to ask you pointless questions then pretend there’s a fire in the kitchen.”

  48. Tom Emanski says:
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    @Grey: Sorry, I haven’t been doing my reading as frequently

  49. royce! says:
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    Ugh, this Pedroia shituation is gonna be the death of my h2h team. Let’s see who’s left on the wire!:

    Brooks Conrad
    Lowrie
    Jayson Nix
    Dewitt
    Carroll
    Baby Tui
    Maicer Izturis
    Freddy ‘effin Sanchez

    What a mess. Who should I grab? Lowrie?

  50. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: whats your thoughts on mike morse?sorry if ive missed another q and a on him

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tom Emanski: No worries.

    @royce!: Blech… Lowrie, I guess.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Platoon guy with power. I wouldn’t bother with him outside of NL-Only leagues unless he got much hotter.

  52. royce! says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, not pretty. At least Lowrie is batting 2nd, so he could score me some runs. His defense must be amazing, because he doesn’t seem to have power or speed. I think his best year in the minors was 13/5.

    So now I’m on the hunt for a 2B. I could probably get Raburn, Young or Asdrubal for Cecil. I take it you would rank them Asdrubal, Young, Raburn. Our trade deadline is Sunday so I think that I could be stuck with Lowrie et al if the other managers are too busy navel gazing.

  53. Martin says:
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    @grey- start cecil @ BOS tonight in a 12 team league?

  54. xopchipili says:
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    like Crisp over EY Jr?

  55. royce! says:
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    @Grey: This Yamaico Navarro kid better not cut into Lowrie’s playing time. Or, more specifically, if he does, he needs to rake, and play every day, and then I can grab him. Seems like he has more potential than Lowrie- 11 HR and 18 SB this year, at least.

  56. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @royce!: I think Lowrie’s main reason for being is to make Pedroia look even better.

  57. royce! says:
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    @Grey: Then he’s perfect for my team! I expect that if I make the playoffs (in 5th right now, top 8 qualify, and there are only 2 weeks left), my team’s performance will make my opponent look really good!

  58. royce! says:
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    @Grey: I’m just gonna hope Pedroia makes it back in 2 weeks tops.

  59. Kazmere says:
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    Looking to upgrade Figgy, 12 tm roto, don’t need steals. Should I go with Desmond, Callapso, Hairston Jr., Bill Hall, Conrad?

  60. fitz says:
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    @royce!: Very very doubtful. :(

  61. fitz says:
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    Lester getting roughed up ugh Sox are tough to watch nowadays

  62. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Grey: He manages to steal the show even when the episode isn’t about him. Hairdresser is quickly climbing the ‘All Time Douche’ ladder. No doubt he’s already earned a spot on the next Challenge… and it looks like next week could put him alone at the top (if he is, indeed, stealing everyone’s painkillers to frame the drug addict for no apparent reason).

  63. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @royce!: Perfect for you then.

    @Kazmere: Callaspo

    @fitz: Yikes

    @Awesomus Maximus: He might be the best, most unlikable character in the last five seasons. I’m calling the cops because you urinated on my toothbrush, but not saying anything about rubbing your cigarettes on my ass. Brilliantly douchey.

  64. TastelessGarbage says:
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    Please rank top three for rest of season: EYJ, AsCab, Murphy, Raburn, C. Johnson, Pagan.

  65. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @TastelessGarbage: Not sure why you need for the rest of the season when they’re all available, but Pagan, Murphy, Asdrubal…

  66. Eddy says:
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    I think Lester just ate all the (extremely) overdue earned runs that were supposed to occur @TEX and @NYY.

  67. TastelessGarbage says:
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    Thanks, Grey. Just trying to get some perspective here. I currently have all but EYJ and AsCab (have Desmond at 2B) and need to let someone go soon.

    I also have Gordon for 3B, so Johnson could go. I did compare Desmond and AsCab two weeks ago, and noticed that Clev has a surprisingly friendly schedule the rest of the way.

  68. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Wow, what an insanely bad start. That’s monumentally bad. And everyone’s a ticker tease except Overbay.

    @TastelessGarbage: Gotcha

  69. TastelessGarbage says:
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    BTW, another vote for The Shield, but wanted to mention Venture Bros. First season starts a bit slow, but it develops over the years into a classic. New eps next month.

  70. Scrappy-Doo says:
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    Should I flat out drop Lindstrom for Lyon? I have no DL spots available but hold a solid lead in my H2H league.

  71. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Yea no kidding. I also got Gallardo getting blown up as we speak. Thankfully I was already down (up?) in WHIP and ERA, but it’s not a good sign from those two in such critical weeks.

  72. Dumbmutt says:
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    Wow Lester Marmol reaming and somehow I am still winning Whip.

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Hopefully you get Ks and Wins then.

    @Dumbmutt: Marmol really hurt me today.

  74. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Naw I’m down 5 Ws already (this kid has about 12 SP and no RP) but I’m only 2 back in QS. But man its such a PAIN living on the east coast because I have to wait till 3am to pull off my elaborate streaming strategy where I drop about 5 players at 2:59am for 5 probably pitchers the next day, then when it strikes 3am I pick up all my guys again. One of the benefits of having no waiver wire.

  75. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: That’s why Steve lives in New Zealand.

  76. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Grey: … or that I destroyed your property… or that I threw your debit card out the window… or that I pushed and threatened to assault you… The Nutty Hairdresser is a classic, for sure.

  77. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus: How come there’s always a few girls that are complete bumps on the log? You’re on The Real World, do something, basketball girl and Saahar! St. Patty’s Day and they were on the computer.

  78. royce! says:
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    In a league that counts K/BB, who’s the worst?:

    D. Hudson
    Hammel
    Cecil
    Dempster

    I need to move one of these dudes for a 2B with a healthy right foot. Then I need to dismember that 2B, and attach his foot to Pedroia. I’d use my own right foot but it’s not 2B eligible in Yahoo!.

  79. royce! says:
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    My roto SP for the day so far: Westbrook, Burnett and Haren. Pardon me while I dust the place on the mantle reserved for that FBB trophy…

  80. drew says:
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    would you drop zobrist for alexei ramirez?

  81. Tony says:
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    @drew: alexie is on a 13 game hit streak from the games im counting on espn…. probly more, i’d go with YES drop zobrist who grey just listed as a SELL….

  82. Grey,

    Remarkably Scherzer just hit my waiver wire. Innings limit dump by the first place team. Should I drop Santana, Cueto, or Slowey for him?

    Thanks,
    Bostonbeerman

  83. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Grey: Seriously… basketball chick said something like, “What’s going on in this house? Things are getting out of control!” What friggin’ show did she think she sent an audition tape to?

    If there is a hell, I will be forced to watch a never-ending season of The Real World: Spokane with a cast of basketball chick, race car driver from London, Frank the hardcore board gamer from Las Vegas, Judd from San Fran, police woman from L.A., politician turned soap opera actor from Chicago, and Lacey from Austin.

  84. big o says:
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    oh , balls .
    rays bringing in benoit ,
    to stop A’s rally .

  85. fitz says:
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    Is it time to drop Houston Street in a 10 man league?

  86. tall chicks says:
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    Does Zobrist homering tonight make me hold onto him just a wee bit longer to see if he starts getting a bit hot? It’s also an OBP league, and he draws a buttload of walks.

  87. Steve says:
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    Where’s Wuertz?

  88. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Is red state Jeter done – or would you recommend targeting him in a 12 team dynasty league?

  89. yankees2010 says:
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    Yeah I figured I would get one more shot at a Save from Wuertz before launching him. No such luck. Thanks Bobby Geren!

  90. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Who would you rather have at utility-

    EY, Abreu, Fowler, or Nyjer?

  91. Eddy says:
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    @Eddy:
    And would you prefer Napoli or Buck at C?

    Hey, don’t give me that “Ugh, another ‘drop Napoli’ question face” young man, I held out 4 months before asking.

    Playing time is an issue for Napoli, and Buck was dropped when he went on the DL.

  92. @Grey:

    Per Brandon Allen, looks like the Dbacks are reversing course and looking to give an extension to LaRoche…Who knows tho…

  93. @Eddy:

    I think I’d take Napoli just because he hasnt been hurt. Otherwise its pretty close–hen I had Buck I was calling him ‘Napoli of the North’, since thats kinda what he is.

  94. ruah says:
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    Time to dump C Johnson? If so, for Hall, Callaspo, Betemit…?

  95. Steve says:
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    @Grey: What are you thinking on Bills today?

    I’m 4 IP ahead of pace…

  96. Brad Havens says:
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    I was away from my computer yesterday so I wasn’t able to get two starting pitchers into my starting lineup, so they sat on my bench.

    Guy #1: Felix Hernandez

    Ugh.

    Guy#2: Jon Lester

    OK, I guess I can live with missing out on Felix’s start. . .

  97. Earl Battey says:
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    Time to drop Street for Chris Perez or Axford?

  98. Earl Battey says:
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    One more quick one for next week:

    Haren vs TB or Lilly vs Milwaukee?

  99. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Grey: Can’t explain why, but I had a hunch about D.C. and it’s one of only two (Paris being the other) that I never watched a minute of.

    Actually, my Real World: Spokane nightmare might get crazy interesting… like people would get so bored that they’d start having psychotic breaks (real ones… not the angst+alcohol driven variety that are standard issue). Could end up being a genuine version of that horrible RW: The Lost Season movie they put out years ago.

  100. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Speaking of nightmares… what the hell do you do with Kemp at this point? Latest reports have Torre ready to start platooning him.

  101. Howard says:
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    Morning Grey, Looks like the ‘Rod could not spare the calf so we have a situation here or ‘Greyston we have a problem…’ 12 team roto, looking at the ww: Beckham, Walker, Gordon, Inge, Wallace?

  102. Howard says:
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    @Grey Which two pitching matchups do you like the best for tommorow:

    ChiSox@Greinke
    BlueK’s@Buchholz
    Reds@Kershaw
    Rockies@Hudson

  103. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ruah: Betemit

    @Steve: I’m starting him, he’s been too good recently to sit.

    @Brad Havens: That’s the ultimate sonavabench.

    @Earl Battey: Perez

    @Earl Battey: Lilly

    @Awesomus Maximus: Purgatorre, as someone said. Can’t imagine they platoon their best player. Seems crazy even for Torre. Or how about a cast of all the same stereotype? What happens when 7 virgin strangers like Julie, Chet, that girl from Boston, the only overweight cast member from London, Stephen from Seattle, who I think was a virgin though they never said anything, stop getting polite and start getting real? The Real World: Hedonism, Jamaica.

    @Howard: Gordon

    @Howard: Kershaw…Buchholz…

  104. TonyCino says:
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    12 team 10×10 daily mixed roto league
    Please rank these as keepers for next year, assume they all cost the same:
    Cahill, Hellickson, TWood, Minor, Morrow, Hammel, Bumgarner

    Thanks

  105. vinko says:
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    14 team roto. Would you start Gorzy today against Atlanta? Seems like he can’t get a W to save his life.

  106. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @TonyCino: Bumgarner, Hellickson, Minor, Cahill…

    @vinko: I’d bench him.

  107. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***Hey, I need a 15 minute Photoshop job done, anyone got some expertise to spare?

  108. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @royce!: Eh, he’s just biding his time, keeping his innings in check. Makes sense. Not sure why not Triple-A, but don’t think it matters.

  109. black love says:
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    bummer about hellickson, would you go ahead and drop him now?
    I have castro playing SS, thinking about moving on, my best options are elvis, tejada, drew or nix.
    what do you think?

  110. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @black love: I’d drop Hellickson. Go with Andrus.

  111. royce! says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, I meant the “seriously” to apply to his being demoted to A and not AAA. The demotion was generally expected. In fact, I dropped him in my 14 teamer a bit ago and gleefully watched as someone used 18 FAAB for him. I almost felt bad for that one, but c’mon! You gotta think something’s going on when a FBB manager drops one of the best pitching prospects in baseball who is currently rocking a 1.35 ERA and an 18/3 K/BB! Get your head in the game!

    Who knows, the other guy may have known about the pending demotion and just wanted to spend $18 on the off-chance that Davis or Niemann had a set back. Such thinking is probably too generous.

    And in the RCL, I dropped him for Branyan. 3-9 with 2 BB and 3 HR v. Vazquez AND the game’s at the Jet Stream? Yes, please!

  112. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Grey: Purgatorre… nice one, and so true. I can’t imagine benching my best OF, but if Torre’s gonna’ do it, I guess I’m gonna’ have to start considering it.

    That cast sounds like a good nightmare… and reminds me of a guy I used to work with. He was eating in a diner and spotted Judd (San Fran) and had the waitress bring him an orange juice, then air toasted him when it arrived. Then a couple years later he spotted Mormon Julie in line somewhere and excitedly (and without thought) yelled to his friend, “Hey, it’s that bitch from The Real World!” She just put her head down, got out of line and walked away. I hope she gets that all the time for boring me both in her season and on a challenge.

  113. Awesomus Maximus

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    * my best OF in theory… in reality, Coco Crisp is my best OF :-\ *

  114. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @royce!: Ha… Slide, slide… The Jetstream!

    @Awesomus Maximus: That’s great, I like that guy. I was went to sushi with Mike the Miz (long story), so we’re sitting at the table and my girlfriend (at the time) asks him where he got his shirt and he says, “Guess.” And she said, “Salvation Army?” He was actually insulted and said, “No, the store Guess.”

  115. Brad Havens says:
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    In a keeper league, one owner would like my Chapman. The only guy he has that he might be willing to deal is Weeks. Both guys can be kept next year at $5, for 2 years at $9/yr, or for 3 years at $13/yr.

    Given that Chapman has not yet thrown a major league inning, I assume I would have to add a second player to get this done. He needs a closer, so I could add Papelbon, Capps or Soriano. I will also have too many MIs, so I could add MMD, J-Roll or Beckham to Chapman.

    What 2 for 1 deal looks right? If none of them do, I have a wide selection of outfielders I could offer as the second player as well. Thanks as always for your input.

  116. Brad Havens says:
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    Edit: “The only guy he has that he might be willing to deal is Weeks.”

    He has lots of guys he would be willing to deal, but Weeks is the only one of interest.

  117. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Brad Havens: I’d add Capps, Beckham or Papelbon, in that order.

  118. Eddy says:
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    Crap, I subscribed to this post late last night completely forgetting that it’s gonna be up until Monday.

    /facepalm

  119. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Grey: Ha! Good stuff. If you’re still in contact with Mike, can you see if you can hook me up with Coral? I’m pretty sure I cleared her with the wife for my “safe list”.

  120. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus: I think Coral hit that mid to late 20′s realization that the people on the Challenges are jokes and she separated herself from that world.

  121. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Grey: I know… but a man can still dream, can’t he? Ironically, the fact that she’s wised up and stopped appearing on shows makes her even more attractive. Oh well… at least I’ll always have this:

    http://www.cutiecentral.com/bios/coralsmith/index.html

  122. Daniel Hudson v. COL or Minor @ CHC? CHC have the 3rd best OPS v. lefties this year (.787). COL’s OPS v. righties is not much lower (.769), but I can’t figure out how to combine splits of v. R and home. I would assume that COL’s high OPS v. righties is greatly influenced by their hitting so well at home (.859).

    I was looking at splits while writing this and just came across the number that pretty much answers my question- COL’s road OPS is 4th worst in the league- .661. I’m going with Hudson.

  123. second says:
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    Headley, Alvarez, or Collaspo?

    Also, I lost Hellickson. Should I pick up Lyon, Wuertz, Heilman, or Hoffman?

    Last, which stream? Chacin@ARI or Minor@Cubs

  124. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Start Anderson vs TB n Bills vs CIN?

  125. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @Grey: Indeed. Hate to break up a good RW/hot chick convo, but…

    10-Team, H2H, 5×5
    I’m up 65-55 in K’s, 7-2 in W’s, 2.303-5.271 in ERA, 1.265-1.343 in WHIP

    My remaining SP’s:
    Price @ Oak
    Big Baby Jesus @ Phi
    Buch vs. Tor
    Greinke vs. CWS
    Hi Me Garcia vs. SF

    His remaining SP’s:
    Marcum @ Bos
    (plus whoever he may stream tomorrow)

    My gut tells me to sit BBJ @ Citizens Flank, Garcia and maybe even Buch at home… but perhaps I can afford to take a chance on one of them for some extra K’s. I’m thinking of just sitting BBJ and Garcia, and then letting Buch do his thang at Fenway… rosters lock at 1:10 and the Boston game doesn’t start until 1:35, so I can always pull the plug on Buch last minute if he streams less than 3 SPs. WWGD?

  126. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Grey: Cool, thanks.

  127. Earl Battey says:
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    Which 3 names would you pull out of this grab bag if you were hoping to get help in avg, runs and SB (HRs and RBIs would be nice too)?

    Ortiz (faces 1 lefty this week)
    MMD (faces 1 lefty this week)
    Bruce (faces 3 lefties)
    Torres
    Hart
    Gardner
    Abreu

    Looking at these names again, maybe I should literally just pull names out of a hat. If you have a different idea, I’d love to hear it. Thanks.

  128. Earl Battey says:
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    Kevin Slowey hates fantasy baseball owners.

  129. Howard says:
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    Peter Bourjos…sonavabench!!!

  130. Steve says:
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    @Earl Battey: It’s mutual.

  131. TastelessGarbage says:
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    Please pick one for tomorrow only: Minor, Jeanmar, Chacin.

  132. TastelessGarbage says:
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    Please pick one for tomorrow only: Minor, Jeanmar, Chacin.

  133. TastelessGarbage says:
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    Whoops – apologies for the double-post.

  134. Tom Emanski says:
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    Should I drop Ike Davis for Moreland for the rest of the year?

  135. Tom Emanski says:
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    Looks like Logan Morrison is sitting vs lefties.

  136. tall chicks says:
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    Ricky Nolasco was seen walking around with a knee brace, refused to talk to reporters, may have torn his meniscus, and could be out for the year. Him being out for the year has not been confirmed “by sources close to him,” though, and details are “sketchy” at this point. (I already dropped him for Daniel Hudson anyway though…even if he isn’t out for the year, I’m in a race for 1st and can’t afford to miss a starter for any period of time right now.)

  137. Anonymous says:
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    I hate Vazquez now. Dropped him for D-Hudson. Also, still hate Zobrist. That is all.

  138. Black Beard says:
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    Strasburg leaves the game with an arm injury…

  139. big o says:
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    you knew starting him against the dodgers was a gamble ,
    but the reason you picked up chacin was with this start ,
    against the free-swinging diamondbacks , in mind .

    don’t chicken out , now .
    your reward of double-digit k’s awaits .

  140. Long Bong Hitters says:
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    Grey, what order do you like these 3 pitchers tomorrow?

    D Hudson vs COL
    J Garcia vs SF
    B Arroyo @ LAD

    In that order?

  141. fitz says:
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    Yuck losing Nolasco and Hellickson when H2H playoffs start next week.

  142. Juan says:
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    Homer Bailey, RA Dickey, Adam Lind, Brian Roberts-

    Who is the most droppable player to pick up Vlady Guerrero?
    Class versus Form. A hard enough question for me.

  143. Juan says:
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    plus, I own both Utley and Roberts. So I feel free to drop Roberts for Guerrero, but what I concern is the possibility of the drop to be an advantage for my opponents.

  144. Jenkies says:
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    Drop Huff for Matsui? 10-team, H2H, non-keeper mixed league. Thanks/

  145. Sos says:
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    Is uehera (sp?)the new baltimore closer now? Who to own there:simon, uehera, mike g? Also, crisp or byrd?

  146. Eddy says:
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    So I wrote a comment to pianowski saying the only reason I like his articles are bc he talks smack back to the Yahoo commenters who trash talk. I also said Razzball had a leg up on them, but that they still provide pretty good news.

    Then some commenter said he doesn’t really visit Razzball bc it doesn’t provide the comic relief Yahoo does.

    My reaction was akin to someone telling me they think Emilio Bonifacio should be drafted in the 1st round.

    P.S: Pianow played up Razzball and said a couple good things about it. It’s always good to see people love your stuff. And probably your ‘stache too.

  147. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Juan: I’d drop Roberts.

    @Jenkies: Sure

    @Sos: Can’t own three O’s closers. I’d go with Simon or Mike G., in that order.

    @Eddy: Yeah, Pianowski’s good people.

  148. Eddy says:
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    Wanted to give CarGo owners a heads up- he pinch hit today and walked.

    It looks like he’ll be able to avoid the DL stint at last.

  149. Eddy says:
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    @Eddy:
    Though he’s still having trouble running hard. I won’t be having a CarGo Slam and Legs soon, but Justin Upton gave me a plate full today!

  150. @Eddy: AARRGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    I benched Upton ‘cos he was 0-15 v. Ubaldo.

    But congrats to you!

  151. Eddy says:
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    @royce!:
    Get him in there man, he broke out of his slump last night and is looking to tear it up next week!

  152. Nick says:
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    Nice call on Broxton, he’s back on the quick. Classic Torre. Downshift, pause, upshift Broxton. A few teams dropped him in the meantime. Happy day for the guy who just picked up Broxton on waivers.

  153. Earl Battey says:
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    In a 12-team AL-only league (R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, XBH) I have Delmon, Vlad, Kalish, Brantley and FraGu for 3 OF spots and a Utility spot. I’m thinking of dropping FraGu in favor of Jim Thome. I know Thome doesn’t play every day, but since it’s a daily league I would be able to sub him in and out as needed. He has been productive when he’s in. FraGu is a source of steals, but Thome should be better for HR, RBIs, and his OBP is 80 points higher than FraGu. Should I add Thome or sit tight? Thanks.

  154. Awesomus Maximus

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    After last night, 3 of Kemp’s last 9 hits are HR’s… take THAT Torre! Of course, those 9 hits are over his last 62 AB’s; maybe we should keep that nugget between us.

  155. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : Who do you like for a stream today?

    Jhoulys Chacin, Tommy Hunter or Nelson Figueroa

    Also, any inside scoop on what the hell is going on with the closers role in Arizona? Why is Heilman pitching the 8th now are they going to trade him and make Gutierrez the closer?

  156. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    Grey, if I’m mostly looking for HR + RBI next week, could you please rank the following guys:

    B. Butler: 3 @ DET, 3 @ CLE
    A. Jones: 3 @ CWS, 3 @ LAA
    LaRoche: 3 @ SD, 3 @ SF
    Quentin: 3 v BAL, 3 v NYY

    LaRoche has been pretty good for me lately, but this week looks pretty grim for him…

  157. Wilsonian says:
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    Slowey to the DL, but is it the disgraceful variety?

  158. Wilsonian says:
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    Here’s another one of my 8 Team H2H questions. I’ve got two roster positions that are basically just fillers, however, they’re filled with Victorino and Weeks right now (you could say one of them is filled with Kemp, but I can’t justify dropping him). Anyway, here’s my roster:

    C- Montero
    1B- Fielder
    2B- Utley
    3B- Longo
    SS- Desmond
    OF- Holliday
    OF- CarGo
    OF- Krispie
    UTIL- Kemp
    UTIL- Wright
    BN- Victorino
    BN- Weeks

    SP- JJ
    SP- Lincecum (f-in A, he’s awful)
    SP- Kershaw
    SP- Lilly
    SP- Verlander
    RP- Soria
    RP- Capps
    P- Feliz
    P- Lyon
    BN- Scherzer
    BN- Hamels (ain’t much better than Timmy)

    I’ve learned that my league doesn’t make waiver pickups and doesn’t make too many moves. I’m at 83 moves and the next guy is at 58. Basically I’ve decided that I can’t drop any of my pitchers, barring one of my closers losing his closer’s gig, but maybe I should drop Victorino and Weeks for the hot bat and a hot arm and keep it a roving position, or just drop one of them. What do you think about dropping one or both of those guys for:

    Bats: Huff, Pods, LaRoche, Kubel, Bruce
    Arms: Dickey, Hi-May, T.Wood, Neise, D.Hudson, Shields, Homer

    Thanks man, as always, appreciate your help and advice.

  159. mikeE says:
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    I’m chasing wins (my ratios are shot) in my 5×5 12 team roto league, and need to pick two of the following four pitchers for next week: Niese (v. Hou), Slowey (@Tex), Blanton (v. Hou, @SD) or Vargas (v. Min). Whos should I go with?

  160. Wilsonian says:
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    @mikeE: Slowey just got put on the DL, just givin’ ya the head’s up. Of those remaining 3, definitely go Niese and Blanton.

  161. elwood blues says:
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    I have fallen out of contention this year, so looking ahead to 2011. NL 4×4 keeper league, do you like any of these offers being pitched to me..
    1-my Victorino for J.Francisco and Maybin
    2-or Torres for Maybin
    3-or Torres for Colvin

    Victorino is at a price where I can still keep him for next year ($22 in $260 Auction Cap)
    Torres is $10.. I am not exactly sold on either JFran or Maybe. Is there reason to be?

  162. mikeE says:
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    Thanks for the heads up. Makes my decision easier…

  163. royce! says:
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    Now that Thole is the primary C for the Mets, would you rather have him or Ramon Hernandez in a weekly h2h, counting 5×5 + OBP and XBH? Tomato, Tomahtoh?

  164. Dim says:
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    Drop one: Manny, Markakis, Bruce, Lind

  165. Kazmere says:
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    Just checking in and saw your Photoshop request. I’m a ‘pert, pass it my way!

  166. vinko says:
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    re: Oops, not Arizona!

  167. Johnny says:
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    Lol, if u told my outfield would be Matt Kemp, Carlos Gonzalez, Corey Hart, Coco Crisp, and Nelson Cruz/David Murphy at the beginning of the season, I would have seriously doubted that Matt Kemp was going to be my worst outfielder. Honestly, benched for Scott Posednik????

  168. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Johnny: Seriously… I spent big on my IF (Pujols, Hanley, Miggy) and Kemp was the only big name I could afford for my OF, so your staff has a leg up on mine. Still, he’s doing worse than every one of my other OF’s over the past 7, 15, and 30 days… only better than Crisp on the season. I’m (genuinely) hoping that Torre is just trying to light a fire under his ass and last night is a sign of things to come.

  169. tall chicks says:
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    I’m in need of saves and Lyon sits on the waiver wire. Drop Strasburg NOW to grab him…or wait til it’s actually 100% certain he doesn’t pitch again this year?

  170. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    Do we have any sense of what the closer situation is in Dodgerville?

  171. Anonymous says:
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    @Grey: In a dynasty, Vazquez, Norris or Bailey?

  172. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @tall chicks: Sounds like Strasburg hasn’t been shut down yet, I’d hold for now until the MRI comes back, at least.

    @Bring Back Pluto: Broxton, Kuo… In that order.

  173. Anonymous says:
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    @Grey: Blargh… I dropped Vazquez for D. Hudson in a keeper where neither would be kept. I have to bench Vazquez until he shows signs of no longer sucking, right?

  174. Wilsonian says:
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    Who do you start today: Kemp or CarGo? Both are in the lineup but I had CarGo benched on the chance he didn’t play with that knee garbage. I need HRs and steals in a H2H.

  175. Joey says:
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    NL only keeper, 8 FA dollars left, K-rod/nunez closers, in 3rd in saves, 6 behind 2nd, 10 ahead of 4th.
    do i bid all 8 today on takahashi or should i save it to get the Nats Cuban starter (spacing on name)? I lost padilla too, should I grab Norris or Veras or Wilton Lopez as keepers? I’m right in the race this year so I don’t want to hurt myself for this season.
    thanks

  176. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Anonymous: He’s our number one because I wouldn’t be surprised to see him move to the NL in the offseason. He’s not number one in that list for this year.

    @Wilsonian: CarGo

  177. Grey

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    @Joey: Maya? I’d go with Norris and Maya, splitting my FA $. I don’t think Takahashi’s going to make that big of a difference for your team.

  178. big o says:
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    lyon again

  179. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: thanks, hope he shows up today. My Pops is putting a beating on me right now.

  180. Joey says:
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    Thanks, our min bid is 5 bucks, so if you had to choose would you take Norris now and risk not being able to get Maya in Sept?

    this is the B-ball chick by the way but my comments weren’t posting so I tried other names…

    thanks

    TBC

  181. royce! says:
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    Best news all weekend!:

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that broadcaster Vin Scully will return for his 62nd season next year, according to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick.

  182. Dumbmutt says:
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    Holds H2H league and I have Mariano Marmol Bard Thornton Rhodes. Would you drop Thornton for Broxton who was dropped for some reason. If Thornton went on DL I have Morneau Padilla not sure if I want to drop those guys yet.

  183. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: You taking it easy on the old man?

    @Joey: I saw that they were in the spam filter. Not sure but someone might’ve marked you as a spammer.

    @royce!: That’s genius. Nice on Scully.

    @Dumbmutt: I’d drop Thornton for him.

  184. elwood blues says:
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    great.. what’s the impact of the ross to the giants on torres now and for next year?

  185. Wilsonian says:
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    Another Matt Kemp sighting…please tell me he’s getting hot just in time for the playoffs…

  186. elwood blues says:
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    does torres for maybin look any better?

  187. big o says:
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    @Grey:

    did you notice ozzie’s handling of jenks today ?

  188. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @elwood blues: Torres wasn’t much of a keeper anyway, but I imagine Ross hurts the whole outfield’s ABs. Hopefully not Torres too much.

    @Wilsonian: That’d be nice.

    @elwood blues: Better for what? I’m confused by your question.

    @big o: Ozzie’s just baffling as usual.

  189. big o says:
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    rob job by fowler .
    but now , is he hurt ?

  190. big o says:
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    @Grey:

    yep .
    concern was that jenks was maybe going to the dl .
    now , ozzie brings him in for 3 innings , and 42 pitches

  191. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Who should I plug in for my weekly league?

    Bruce, Chris Johnson, Bourne, Denorfia, or Brantley?

    OPS instead of AVG.

  192. elwood blues says:
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    @grey
    Earlier I said I had someone offering to give me Maybin for Torres..as I look ahead to 2011.
    you didn’t seem to like it at the time. What about now?

  193. Grey

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    @big o: Is he?

    @Eddy: Bourn is not the same player as Bruce, so it depends on what you need.

    @elwood blues: If you’re looking ahead to next year, I’d prefer Maybin.

  194. Steve says:
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    Ah, all Ibanez needed was for me to drop him.

    On two teams.

    (In the interests of full disclosure, on one team I dropped him for Omar Infante…)

  195. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Grey: Ended up sitting BBJ, Garcia and Buch (opponent didn’t stream any extra SPs today) and you’re right… it doesn’t feel so terrible when you bench an SP and he has a great start (talking about Hi Me’s CG SO… not BBJ’s season ending fastball).

    Oh, and if I was right about Torre trying to light a fire under Kemp’s ass, it seems to be working so far.

  196. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Well I already have Pierre so Bourne is redundant. Same goes for Brantley.

    So then the list is down to Bruce, C.Johnson, and Denorfia.

    Not looking for anything in specific, just a good week.

  197. Eddy says:
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    And I really hope Hudson isn’t hyped to the max next spring. I’d love to have him next year. Seeing Kershaw and Hudson going today is delicious.

  198. Steve says:
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    @Eddy: I have Chacin, Hudson, Minor, Buchholz and Garza going in my H2H. 39 Ks in 31 IP so far.

    Plus 7 on the bench from Figueroa…

  199. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Enough of the big head. I forgot to get Oswalt into my lineup in another league…

  200. big o says:
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    @Grey:

    sorry for the delay …. watching games and got distracted .

    fowler tracked down a fly to deep left center and landed on his elbow .
    slow to get up .
    initial speculation was cracked rib or an oblique .
    after a bit , he continued , and the next inning took a vicious swing
    during his at bat ….. so i guess the oblique and rib issues are mute .
    my initial concern was for his left elbow , but the pain was definitely in the mid-rib area ,
    dexter is still in the game (and currently AB) .
    nice duel .

  201. Eddy says:
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    @Steve:
    Very nice, that surpasses my 40 Ks in 39 IP in one league.

    Got Johan, Arroyo, Hudson, Oswalt, and Verlander there.

    Good for a 1.22 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP!

  202. big o says:
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    yes !

    heilman in relief of hudson .
    gives up single and steal to young.
    fowler singles him home ,
    giving chacin the 1-0 lead .

  203. Steve says:
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    @big o: I see your yes and raise you a (discreet) fist-pump.

  204. Steve says:
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    @big o: Will they let him finish it?

  205. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: You’ll be all right.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Yeah, it doesn’t hurt that bad. Unless you start the losers and bench the winners for the day.

    @big o: Thanks for the update! Wow, real nice start from Chacin.

  206. big o says:
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    chacin falls short .
    9 k’s … 7.2 innings …100 pitch count .
    man on 1st .

  207. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Do you think Omar twirls his bat and whistles on his way to the plate?

    Also – any thoughts on Figueroa? Just a matchups guy or upside for a bit more?

  208. Grey

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    @Steve: Nice on the Omar reference. Nelson Figueroa? Bleh.

  209. big o says:
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    @Steve:
    @Grey:
    and @ others :

    got bored last night , and it crossed my brain that there’s a certain “mix”
    that just might be responsible for some players’ poor performances and NOT any one individual , as has been alluded to , here , quite frequently .
    sort of a “too many cooks spoil the broth” sort of thing .

    haven’t been able to identify the specific mix , but clearly no one mere mortal can be responsible for this much bad ju-ju .

    for the time being , thanks for jumping off the ibanez bandwagon (you know who you are) , and i encourage others to follow suit ,
    in the interests of science , of course .

    finally , will you ALL please leave nelson cruz the hell alone !?!

    with deep appreciation .

  210. bsa says:
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    f”in Broxton- get your s*** together. Back in closer for one day and puke. Mental or physical?

  211. Steve says:
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    @bsa: Bak To Kuo.

    The Dodgers reliever you call on when the big man can’t get it done.

  212. BSA says:
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    @Steve: Yeah and now I am back to getting the Lyon’s share in Houston. I just didn’t need another “Hi my name is middle reliever Broxton” puking all over the ERA today.
    I did like Kuo’s KKKKKKKKs.

  213. Steve says:
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    @BSA: A Lyon will never let you down.

  214. BSA says:
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    @Steve: :)
    @Grey: Even more annoying.

  215. Gambler says:
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    Who do you prefer for rest of the year: Broxton or Andrew Bailey?

  216. BSA says:
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    @Gambler: Sarcastic non-answer – “Bad day to ask that question.”
    Torre’s answer, “Bailey”

  217. Steve says:
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    Despite knowing exactly how it will end, I’ve just picked up Juan Gutierrez.

    AGAIN.

  218. Grey

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    @Steve: You’re like Homer when he’s getting buzzed instead of getting a donut (or was it beer?).

  219. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Mmmmmm, SAGNOF.

    Not a huge Simpsons fan, to be honest. Like it, just not a religious watcher.

  220. big o says:
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    @Steve:

    that wouldn’t be quite so funny , if i hadn’t had my own issues
    with oliver perez .
    (4 months clean) .

  221. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Steve:

    I’m right there with you. Heilman clearly isn’t closing anymore and I don;t need garbage middle relief. If the damn Reds could have stopped striking out I would have taking K’s easily this week. Guess I can’t complain about a 9-0 win.

  222. Steve says:
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    @Mr2Bits: Gotta say I don’t feel like I’m exactly getting an upgrade with Guti, but if the doode’s getting Saves…

  223. Grey

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    @Steve: Yeah, I haven’t watched in like ten years, but I think there was an episode (part of an episode?) where Homer was testing electric shock aversion with a donut and he just kept grabbing it.

  224. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yeah. That sounds like a fantasy baseball parable.

  225. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H Keeper. With all this shizz going on in the SF outfield, would either Pat or Torres be worth a drop for Chacin or Minor? I could use another arm down the stretch.

  226. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: my OF is Hamilton, Lind, Hunter, Torres, Nyjer, Pat the Bat, FYI.

  227. big o says:
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    @Grey:

    who’s starting for minn @ texas , tomorrow ?

    cbs & yahoo say it’s liriano @ harden .
    mlb says it’s blackburn .

  228. Wilsonian says:
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    One last question for the night. Rank these SSs please:

    A. Gonzalez, Desmond, Asdrubal, Castro, Betancourt, Drew

    Many thanks, yet again…

  229. Grey

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    @Steve: And it got so much better when I described it further!

    @Wilsonian: I’d drop Torres for Minor.

    @big o: Blackburn

    @Wilsonian: Desmond, Asdrubal, Castro…No problem.

  230. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Ha – sorry! Wasn’t actually being sarcastic (shocker!). That’s exactly what picking up some players is like.

  231. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Just traded my Haren for his Gallardo in a 12 team H2H keeper. Did I do ok? Thanks for the $.02!

  232. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Forgot to mention one player earlier in the weekly OPS league. You chose Bruce. If Markakis were sill in the mix would you still go Bruce?

  233. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: thanks man. Does that mean you’re thinking Torres loses some PT and that Minor is going to stick it out in the rotation?

  234. Steve says:
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    I know I’m normally moaning about my team(s) here, so just for a change I’d like to report a 36.1 IP, 43 K, 0.99 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 4 W day for my H2H team.

    We shall never see its like again…

  235. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: haha…good point. Much obliged for the advice.

  236. Awesomus Maximus

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    @Grey: Damn… ended up biting me in the ass, after all. Opponent just barely squeaked under me in WHIP. Could have used that Hi Me start. Oh well… who knew Marcum was only gonna’ give up 4 baserunners in 7 IP at Fenway?

  237. d2bnz says:
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    In a bit of a quandry with this weeks OF , I’ve got Car-go ,with a questionable knee, Kalish with questionable playing time and Krispie playing @SD and @SF , who do I fit into two spots.??

  238. Eddy says:
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    @d2bnz:
    You gotta go with CarGo and Krispie there.

    CarGo has a bad knee but nothing is wrong with his swing. Krispie has been great and is known to serve Slam and Legs very often.

    This late into the season, when someone even has remote questions about playing time, I wouldn’t go near them. Especially if you’re in th playoff hunt. Not to mention Kalish got his first hit since August 17th today. Not exactly encouraging.

  239. Grey

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    @Steve: Yeah, I had a nice pitching day and a nice hitting day. Weird how none of my hitters met my pitchers.

    @Wilsonian: No worries.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Dah!

    @d2bnz: Agree with Eddy, go with your studs.

  240. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to start two of the these three (need runs, rbi and sbs in that order).

    kel-jo (3 @ sd, 3 @ sf)
    eyj (3 vs atl, 3 vs la)
    tabata (3 vs stl, 3 @ mil)

    thanks.

  241. d2bnz says:
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    Thank you Eddy and Grey

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