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Did you see the game Brett Anderson threw the other day?  Neither did I.  Was watching MasterChef.  C’mon, is she really blind?  I could see a service dog, pulling to the side of the road and being like, “Listen, sweetheart, how about we stop the charade and let me go hump some other dogs?”  There’s no way she’s blind!  I’m dying for someone to toss her a baseball and watch her catch it.  Speaking of baseball (yes, I’m segueing into baseball on a fantasy baseball site — that’s how I do!), the takeaway from Brett’s box score is they’ve fixed Raggedy Anderson.  He was also going against the World Class Minnesota Twins.  I’m using World Class there like food companies will use World Class because they can’t saying anything accurate like healthy, delicious or Pitmasters-Winning.  That’s a World Class hot dog!  What makes it World Class?  We said so.  I’d grab Anderson in deeper mixed leagues for his next start vs. the Indians and be careful in shallower leagues.  His rehab wasn’t terrific.  There’s a chance for a few six-inning, four earned run games.  He also probably won’t be going super deep into games.  If you’re wondering if this lede on this week’s Buy/Sell is a Buy or a Sell, let’s call it a /.  Straddling that slash like a rock groupie.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Tyler Skaggs – I went over my Tyler Skaggs fantasy the other day.  I wrote it with All-American Handyman on in the background, wondering if it’s really necessary for them to keep saying, “All American Handymen or Handywomen.”

Jhoulys Chacin – Returned from the DL with a solid start on Tuesday, but I’d be concerned about starting him indiscriminately.  Jhoulys on your fantasy life has to be tightening and you need to be Chacin upside.  (Pun point, if I’m pronouncing his name correctly.)  BTW, VinWins in his seriously-incredible-work-behind-the-scenes-with-the-RCLs has figured out the ownership numbers for all of our leagues.  Chacin is owned in only 5 leagues. (FWIWuertz, Brett Anderson is owned in 56.3% of RCL leagues, which actually makes perfect sense.  Straddling that slash.)

Hisashi Iwakuma – Probably if his name was Yu Darvish, he would be owned in every league and his owners would be happy to have him.  Then Yu Darvish in Texas would probably be getting Yu Darvish from Seattle’s mail, but that’s the USPS’s business.  Iwakuma’s line reads:  3.64/1.33 and 69 Ks in 84 IP.  Not too shabby like Harrison Ford’s Jewish quarter.

Matt Harvey – He’s been terrific in all, but one game out of six.  I told you to pick him up before his first start of the year.  Y’all have the reaction time of De Niro from Awakenings.

Patrick Corbin – Gets the Padres tonight.  I forget if that’s good or bad.  I know it used to be good, but they’ve been hitting well lately.  I’d take a shot on him.  Probably looking at a 6 IP, 3 ER game.

Dale Thayer – A big part of me thinks Thayer will be getting saves for the rest of the season.  A bigger part of me thinks he’s not going to be very good.  The Lily Tomlin part of me owns Thayer on a few teams.  The Steve Martin part of me owns Street and isn’t messing with Thayer or Layne.  Who?  Yeah, not sure.

John Axford – I recently put in a waiver claim for Axford.  I think I had the 10th waiver claim out of 12 teams.  I got Axford with the claim.  I wasn’t totally surprised I was able to get him.

Luis Cruz – You’re not going to get a whole lot of power or speed or average… *checking notes to see what you are going to get*  Wow, he had  4,573 at-bats in the minor leagues!  Should call him Luis “Crash” Cruz.  There’s something to be said for determination to make it to the majors.  It’s a positive trait that you can admire in a suitor for your daughter, it’s not the most exciting thing for fantasy baseball, and neither is Cruz.  He’s currently hitting, so do what you have to.

Johnny Giavotella – Got the 2nd base job when Getz fractured his finger.  Fist pump!  Hasn’t done anything with the full-time job and got Snooki pregnant.  Sad emoticon.

Donovan Solano – If you have a ditch at second base, I wouldn’t expect Donovan to dig you out of it with his little kid shovel and pail.  Take a 1-for-3 with a run and you might be happy with Solano.

Billy Hamilton – I just went over my Billy Hamilton fantasy.  I wrote it while playing him in tag.  I lost.

Kevin Frandsen – Doesn’t his last name sound like a brand of ice cream?  Frandsen’s skimps on the chocolate chips, let’s get Breyer’s.  BTW, don’t you hate treat diggers?  That’s the people who dig through the ice cream, pulling out the good stuff, making Cookies ‘n Creme into vanilla.  They’re invariably the same people who leave about a half of glass of water in the Brita jug just so they don’t have to fill it up.  Any the hoo!  I’d grab a pint of Frandsen’s, but don’t go with the quart, you’ll be sick of it by Sunday.

Mitch Moreland – Mitch’s ain’t shizz usually, but the Rangers schedule is pretty sweet over the next few.  Home until next Wednesday then away to Indians, Royals and Rays (one bad series) then back home for Indians and Mariners.

DeWayne Wise – A DeWayne Wise man once told me there’s no excuse to let a hot hitter waste away on waivers, but he told it to me in full-Fudd verse.  “I’m Wewayne and I’m witting near wore-wifty for the week, while you’re in San Quentin wishin’ you had your little, witty, bitty witten — purr, purr, purr — sittin’ on your lap, you need a wap?  Put on some of those novelty glasses with the drawn-on eyes and take a nap.  I’m out for a Wesley Snipes wear-a-thong — drool — they’re up to Wong, fool.”

David DeJesus – Probably not going to be your fantasy savior, but could turn a H2H whine into a Win.

Tyler Colvin – He slumped a bit in July (hitting .200), but he’s come on again in August (.350+) and has hit surprisingly consistent home and away.  On a related note, Colvin’s going to be an interesting name to look at next year.  He’ll be 27 years old (the age when most hitters come into their own), has 30 homer power and, as mentioned, he hasn’t been a Coors-only hitter.  Am I already thinking about sleepers for next year?  Yeah, yeah, I am.  I’m an addict!

Will Venable – Not an everyday player for real or for fantasy.  If you can platoon him into the lineup, you have a 12/20 vs. only righties, but you need to carry a complementary hitter.  Like David Murphy, he always has nice things to say.

Cameron Maybin – Crazy how quickly a full season line can change.  We’re more than three-quarters of the way through this whole shebang, Ricky Martin, and if Maybin goes out in Septacular fashion, next March people will forget he wasn’t even owned for a majority of the year in most mixed leagues.

David MurphyDavid Murphy’s Law tells us that a fantasy fifth outfielder with an everyday job in a good lineup will get counting stats.  We should have a whole list of different laws in tandem with the Glossary.  Maybe this offseason I’ll put that together.  Off the top of my head, I can think of a few:  Dusty Baker’s Law tell us no pitcher should be on a pitch count.  Joe Maddon’s Law tells us any reliever can be a closer.  Chipper Jones’s Law tells us when you’ve finally figured out a hitter for your corner slot, he will get injured.  Feel free to suggest more in the comments.

SELL

Michael Fiers – You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f**king Michael Fiers, and you don’t want him after tonight, so it works out okay for you.  (And in some leagues, I wouldn’t even start him tonight.)

Dan Haren – So you shouldn’t have drafted him.  You gonna make up for that in September?  Why you trying to make up for stuff?  Just move on to the one of a dozen streamers available to you on the Stream-o-Nator.  Stream-o-Nator, “I’m starting to feel a wee bit underappreciated.  I mean, you went to Hawaii and all you brought me back was macadamia nuts from the airport.  Surprised you didn’t just get me a bag of corn nuts from the plane.”

Ben Sheets – Tonight’s matchup isn’t terrible, but he looks like he’s tiring.  Or pithier:  Sheets, hit the sheets!

Doug Fister – Dealing with a groin issue.  I mean, with a name like Fister is that a surprise?

Rickie Weeks – Well, you had a good two weeks.  Figures!

Josh Reddick – ‘Member when we said about the A’s lineup that you usually have to spend two weeks in Thailand to see a Reddick with that many sores around it?  The laughs we had!  It was like we were long lost cousins who had one thing in common.  This crazy fantasy baseball thing, and it took us almost 6 months of pretending to like each other to find out our commonality.  Well, those Reddick days are in the rearview and closer than they appear.  He’s batting in the .100’s in August and, well, you could do better with Tyler Colvin or some other Buy schmohawk. Okay, cuz, say hello to your… How are you related to me again?

From Around The Web

  1. Deadwoods says:
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    You need to add your green BUY to make it official!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, thanks!

  2. Carnac says:
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    I thought Dusty’s Law was “for every rational decision there is an equal and opposite decision.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Yes, that would be its Wiki definition…

  3. uncdrew says:
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    I don’t follow Fiers. What’s wrong with him? I thought razzball peeps loved the guy. Blister? Oblique? Shin splints? Turf toe?

    • Carnac says:
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      @uncdrew, His last 2 starts were bad. While he was due for some regression, I suspect he may be hitting a wall, having never thrown this many innings before. Which is why the Brewers have mentioned shutting him down in the near future.

      • uncdrew says:
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        @Carnac,

        Thank you. He was just dropped and after seeing “Even Fiers can’t get Fiers” comments for weeks/months I got all excited.

        Premature streamulation, apparently.

        • Carnac says:
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          @uncdrew, Yeah, I’d sit on the sidelines and see how he does with tonight’s start. Who knows, if it’s bad the Brewers might just shut him down.

          However, if you happen to own Aceves in a h2h, you probably don’t have anything to lose!

  4. Eddy says:
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    Solano or Ciriaco to replace Weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ciriaco

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    @Grey, I should never doubt the second coming of Christ, have you seen all those fish symbols on cars, they had been telling us this whole time that a fish will save us from eternal damnation. I guess Salmon and Bass were just false profits…..And that makes Harper the anti-christ, it really makes sense, he is heavily promoted by the devil (E$PN) who entices us with it’s 24 hour cycle and catchy coolness, people worship them so much that they have named their kids after a network, Its worshiping a false idol. The end of days are coming and will you be saved by the trout or be given eternal damnation by the Bryce….who knew god would have chosen baseball as his communication tool with us.

    [Reply]

    Grey Reply:
    August 24th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Didn’t you see Field of Dreams? Of course He chose baseball… Take followups to the newest post…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, those fish symbols are obviously Trout… He’s sermoning at the Crystal Cathedral in Orange…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, no offense to your east coast roots but out here its an evil place. West coast (Trout) vs. East coast(Harper), I feel it.

        I think his play is a sermon that requires no words, the highlight reel is just a testament to all that is holy and right in the world. An inspiration to all that you too can be in the embrace of the lord by just watching the trout play. Praise be to trout, can i get an Amen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Amen! His highlights are TWIT… This week in Trout…

  6. Phil says:
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    Would you drop manny machado to keep t. Skaggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would in a non-keeper… If you mean keep keep, I’d hold Machado…

  7. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I forgot about that, haven’t seen it in a long time, I ran out of tissues. Damn, I’m glad i get to see my dad every day.

    Really though is there not a good vs. evil comic book of Troutman vs. black eyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a comic book guy, don’t know comics at all…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, me neither, just sounds like one though, instead of comics I just went outside and played like a normal kid. riding bikes, playing ball, the occasional fight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d pick fights cause I was half-Italian…Then get beat up cause I was half-Jewish…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, I picked them cause i was the little brother and since he and his friends would beat my ass so in turn I would have to go beat somone else. wow being half italian and half jewish….a hot headed guy who is good with his money. Now thats Italianish

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m a pizza bagel…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, is your realname Vinny Goldstein?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha… Joey Bagofbagels…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, that’s great….at least you have a sense of humor about it. …funny side note, I use to hang with these three friends when I was in college and one was Jewish, one was Italian and one was black. And we use to always go to bars and I always chuckled every time they walked in together, it was like a live action joke.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And I used to think I was black… So that was me in one…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, hahaha, did you wear cross colors?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I had gold teeth and purple jeans…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, did you look up to 3rd bass?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Idols, highest titles, número unos…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I’ve set em correct with the effect of the Gas Face

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      PW Botha gets the gas face…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, No Gas Face for Professor Prince Pa-paul!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      MC Hammer gets the big gas face…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, great videos… Love the old Redhead Kingpin videos and EPMD’s Golddigger…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, nice call on Redhead Kingpin, havent heard that name drop in years and EMPD is always a classic. To give love to my West Coast bretheren is the Pharcyde’s Ya Mama and Drop

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ya Mama, ha… Very nice…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Otha Fish was my jam…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey,Great call!!! not a great video, but probably the best song for after a breakup. I love on the DL and Oh Shit alot too.

                      It took a second to register up in my branium My dome, my head, my skull, my cranium…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, now I got Otha Fish stuck in my head

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that album was so good and complex they were one of the bigger disappointments with their follow ups…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, Labcab had some good songs but it wasn’t the complete album like Bizarre. Then the fallout with Fatlip and it was done for them. It’s like cypress hill’s first album, what a beautiful piece of music that was followed by nothing that could hold it’s jock.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Cypress tried hard to cater to pot smokers rather than just making hip hop…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, it’s like your’re reading my mind, it was on the first album, but nothing like the later works. For 1991 that first album was pretty groundbreaking

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      One of the best albums of all time…

  8. Phil says:
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    What do you think of Collin McHugh?
    Why not on the buy list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just went over him this morning…

  9. Nico says:
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    Would you drop CJ Wilson to pick up a guy like Iwakuma? Wilson has been horrible the last month, but I haven’t heard of any injury or reason he couldn’t turn it around. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d switch them up….

  10. supra says:
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    awww, come on Grey… you just told me 5 days ago to not drop Sheets for Skaggs in my keeper… boooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Skaggs wasn’t staying up 5 days ago…

  11. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Did you see the Graham Elliot/ Obama dish that the blind girl recreated? It looked exactly the same as the original. I smell something fishy there too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and not just fish cause it was tuna… That shizz ain’t right… I smell a game show scandal like the Quiz Show movie…

      • supra says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, every week Joe is like “She’s gonna burn down the kitchen and kill us all” and then she sticks her finger in everyone’s food and then makes them a dish out of Bon Appetite Magazine.

        P.S. Frank wins

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joe, “She’s a liability in the kitchen.” 30 minutes later, “I didn’t think you could juggle while making a souffle, but here ya go.” PS Monti’s hot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You know how she’s doing it? GANGNAM STYLE!

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, Yes!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey, Did you see how Joe was trying to compare his “visions” while drinking wine to Christine’s while imagining a new dish to prepare? Hey Joe – it’s called drunkenness, not being a visionary. Get over yourself already.

        PS Christine wins a close finale over Frank
        PPS Monti is hot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s the opposite of being blind… It’s called being able to see but being bleary-eyed drunk… Monti! Nice, cougar, nice… I think Christine has to win too…

          • supra says:
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            @Grey, How about the chick from NJ on Hell’s Kitchen… even my girl perked up when she whipped on that bikini for the jet ski’s the other day. She was like “Whoa! Where did those titties come from?”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Yeah, I thought she was just cute compared to Clemenza and Kimmie, but she’s just cute…

  12. Prezii says:
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    Rockies play 6 games in coors next week! Who is ur pick to go off? Besides cargo.. i would say fowler but i seen him roll his ankle the other day, looked bad but havent checked up on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, ahh man! i didnt even think of him. Nice pick! Im gonna roll him out there for upside since Lawries getting the boot finally.. thanx for keepin me on track!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Gangnam style!

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, damn you… Now i have to go watch it again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t stopped watching it since yesterday… I account for about 5,000 of those views…

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey, i know, right? I dunno why its so awesome but it is!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s got that special sauce of funny and catchy…

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey, funny, catchy and the beat is not bad at all.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I’m still dancing to it…

                    • Carnac says:
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                      @Grey, I am trying to learn that horse dance thing he does. gangnam style! Rutledge should be back, sexy lady, Gangnam style…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He should be back, sexy lady. Gangnam style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, id want colvin over rutty, i think. A tid bit more potential. Gangnam style! *rides off into the sunset on invisible horse*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m typing on an imaginary computer while riding an imaginary horse… Gangnam style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, every time i go to razzball, white powder shoots all over my room and i have no other choice but to get up and….. Gangham style!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m doing gangnam style in slo motion while a little Asian boy pretends to be a horse below me…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, im actually riding a horse while pretending to ride a horse thru a horse stable full of horses. GANGHAM STYLE!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m on an imaginary carriage while for Asian men pretend to be horses carrying me around… Gangnam style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, im on an asian man pretending to be an asian woman riding a horse pretending to be an imaginary boy.. wait… Gangham style?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m going to an imaginary sweat shop, going to offer them an imaginary million dollars and take them home with me so they can make imaginary hobby horses… Gangnam style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, im getting rice poured on me by 14 naked asians while im riding an invisible horse wearing a pink tuxedo. Definitely Gangnam Style!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just married an imaginary horse in a civil service at an imaginary City Hall. Gangnam Style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, im sitting in a sauna eating grapes with Matt Adams both wrapped in purple bath towels that say “juicy”.. Gangham Style!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      An imaginary Matt Adams just rode through my living room on an imaginary horse eating Godiva chocolates singing Gangnam style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, todd coffey just just rode in on an imaginary unicorn made of cotton candy with nichole on the back singing about Colby Rasmus to the Gangnam Style beat! Gangnam Style!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ben & Jerry just made me ice cream with imaginary horses in it and it’s called Gangnam Style. Gangnam Style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, as you eat your ice cream, a parade of panda bears march by, causing your imaginary horses to jump out of your cup and join the parade.. Gangnam Style!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ll be honest an imaginary horse has been writing these comments back to you… Gangnam style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, the imaginary horse told me he was you, riding an imaginary horse, typing on an imaginary keyboard singing Gangnam Style.. and thats me quoting the imaginary horse!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The imaginary horse drafted Longoria and Bautista in the first two rounds and is hunting me down to kill me. Gangnam style!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, this post is gonna stop working but.. next time you watch the video, 1:15, thats you running from PSY and the imaginaryhorse! Gangnam style!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m at 1:01 through 1:30. Gangnam style!

  13. later tater says:
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    hey grey

    podcast always good stuff, as usual
    glad rudy has posted since he missed the podcast; worried he is still upset after having to fork over the big tv to the contest winner

    some q’s

    ortiz back from dl, need to drop someone:

    uggla/kipnis, jay, stubbs, rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Can lose Stubbs or Uggla, flip a coin… I’d go Stubbs… Gangnam Style!

  14. B.o.B says:
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    Start either Greinke @ Det or Lynn @ Cincy tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Greinke in all leagues… I’d bench Lynn in leagues shallower than 12 team… Gangnam Style!

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, heeeeeeeey sexy lady!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Feela no? Nota norm? Korean nota know?

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Grey, You know what I’m saying??? Oppan Gangnam style

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m trying to get my 85-year-old grandfather to do Gangnam Style…

              • B.o.B says:
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                @Grey, HA! Please do everything in your power to make that happen and proceed to post on Youtube

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I will do my best!

                  • B.o.B says:
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                    @Grey, Thanks! That would be more appreciative and valuable than any and all fantasy baseball advice you could give to the world

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t know how people live on the east coast… When do games start already?

  15. later tater says:
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    oh yeah, speaking of manager laws,

    bruce bochy’s law – keep your best closer in middle relief, even if your “closer” goes down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  16. Joe says:
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    Drop Rajai Davis or Machado in a keeper to activate Bautista? No guarantee I can keep Machado next year and the SBs from Davis are a big help right now. Still, I don’t know if those SBs are worth more than possibly hanging on to Machado next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, it’s hard to say if you don’t know if you can keep Machado… But he’s a much better keeper…. Lose him though if this is to win this year and you need Rajai’s steals…

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, appreciate it. We average out auction values taken from a bunch of sites to create player prices. Then we have $90 to keep who we want so I won’t know where Machado falls until next year’s rankings start rolling out. I’ve already got some other solid keepers who will push me close to the $90. Hanging onto Davis I guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sounds like that makes the much sense…

  17. sagnof specialist says:
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    Drop fiers so I can start morrow ton? Morrow on dl, so I have to either drop corning or fiers.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose Fiers…

      • sagnof specialist says:
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        @Grey, meant to write corbin or fiers? Damn auto correct

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Corbin

  18. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    It’s not too early to hop on the 40 HR bandwagon for Colvin in 2013!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never too early… Berry jumped on it last year…

  19. Eddy says:
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    Some speculate that LAD claiming Beckett may be part of deal for AGon. If so, is Beckett a must-add in the NL West?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d add him…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Straily would be the guy I’d cut. Make the move?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go for it…

  20. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I’ve learned my lesson and I’m not Chacin the dragon this year…

  21. Eddy says:
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    “Red Sox, Dodgers working on deal that would send AGon, Crawford, Beckett and Punto to LA.”

    Jesus. How much money does L.A have?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Magic got theater movie, man…

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey, holy $$$ batman. Magic is making it rain more than Pacman in a strip club.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As long as he doesn’t put Isaiah in as GM…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, only if he gives him a kiss first

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, not the punto, I know we lost the gardenvariety Hairston for the year, but the Punto? Minnesota will be so jealous.

  22. Steve says:
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    Aceves yesterday, Belisle today. Jesus effing Christ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hear that…

  23. Mike says:
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    Freese ,rizzo,or youklis ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freese

  24. Tim says:
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    John jay or revere ROS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jay

  25. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    1) Do you feel good about any of these streamers in a 10 team redraft? Which is the best?

    Harang v. MIA
    Bedard v. MIL
    Harrell @ NYM
    Hefner v. HOU
    Chacin @ CHC

    2) Hold Rizzo or drop for Robot Jones, Colvin, Ike or Morales?

    Thanks! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harang… Jones…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  26. LastMile says:
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    @Grey – Need a new 2nd. I have Rickie Weeks and rode that train out. Who would you pick out of the following:

    1. Kendrick
    2. Solano
    3. Keppinger
    4. Ackley
    5. Arias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  27. LastMile says:
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    One more for ya. Drop Haren for Skaggs?

    Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, but I gotta think there’s better streamers than Skaggs in your league if Kendrick is available…

  28. Swaz says:
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    H2h points league ROS. Pick 2: Dirks, Krispie, Revere, Ruggiano

    • Swaz says:
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      @Swaz, Correction, pick 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere, Ruggiano…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Krispie…

  29. Ralph Macchio says:
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    14 Team Dynasty

    1B/OF Fringe Player Logjam

    Pick Two: Brandon Belt, Travis Snider, Brett Wallace, Tyler Colvin, Dayan Viciedo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin, Belt

  30. Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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    Thayer placed on paternity leave. Free Luke Gregerson!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thayer’s a phayer…

  31. schlitzy says:
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    Marcum or Straily ROS 14 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marcum

  32. Viagra_Falls says:
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    With Ortiz activated for tonight, would you play Frazier or Kendrys in an open OF slot today? Frazier has been hitting, but Kendrys has been adding more lately. Kendrys is facing Porcello tonight, Frazier is going against Lynn. That would leave my OF with Trout, Braun, Frazier/Kendrys and Ortiz at Util. Jennings, Harper and Infante are also on my bench and rotated through.

    Infante tonight vs. Grienke, or stay with a struggling Brandon Phillips tonight vs. Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, was at a family dinner…

  33. buzzdainer says:
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    In a keeper league, whom do you like better, Giavotella or Tyler Greene? We count AVG, OPS, R, HR, RBI, SB, and TB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giavotella… Really neither…

      • buzzdainer says:
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        @Grey, It’s a deep league–20 teams, 20 keepers per team. Would you drop either Greene or Giavotella for any of the following?

        Gaby Sanchez
        Mastroianni
        Frandsen
        Eric Thames
        Beavan
        McHugh
        Mark Rogers
        Tyler Thornburg
        Hefner
        Zach Britton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold with those options for right now…

  34. Jon says:
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    So what does AGon to the Dodgers mean for AGon owners? He’s one of my keepers so I’m especially interested…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A guy like A-Gon is gonna hit or not hit no matter where he is… Might hurt his power a bit if he doesn’t rediscover it…

  35. ferris says:
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    like solano more than segura?

    by the way, i am glad i used my nl-only top waiver on snider (f’in sox)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Snider did nothing for my NL-Only team too… Yes, over Segura…

  36. Poo Holes says:
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    I have Gonzalez, Beckett, and Crawford on different teams. Just saw your A-Gon assessment above, but how does everyone else’s stock change if/when the trade goes through? Also assuming Crawford comes back healthy next year.

    Side note, saw your Joey Bagofbagels comment up top. Are you a Mike Birbiglia fan? Fellow MA guy and a hilarious comedian.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know that comedian… I think it helps Beckett most… Nice park, so much better division… Crawford just needs to get healthy…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, You’ll have to check him out sometime, he’s definitely one of my favorites.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, will do…

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey, Birbiglia is hilarious. My buddy is his agent and a few years back he got us tix to Sleepwalk With Me, his one man show in NYC. Great stuff. The movie based on it is coming out… today maybe?

            • Poo Holes says:
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              @L-Boogie, I’ve seen it hyped up on twitter recently so my guess is that it releases very soon.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Really? Wow, have to check it out, never heard of him…

  37. Horse says:
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    14 team non-keeper

    Rasmus or Maybin

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  38. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I think EVOO owed Ethier a favor with that pitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, and what was I thinking picking up Axford…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, you need to Ax that bullpen for yours and all of ours own good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m axing for trouble…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, trying to SAGNOF wth the Brewers bullpen is really tAXing my ERA and WHIP.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Exactly… Thayer’s been a waste of space too…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, Thayer is no player I want to invite to my party

  39. Steve says:
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    Ouch. That is a really nasty sonavabenching from Ethier right there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Damn…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Could be crucial to this week’s matchup…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks… Offense is that close?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, that would have tied HRs back up. He has got two today, from Craig and Yadi effing Molina.

            I mean, I sat Ethier for Jay which is rational enough, but still…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, just a tough break…

  40. royce! says:
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    I don’t know if it’s the heat or what, but it seems that around this time every year everything becomes scrambled; up is down, left is right, the M’s and the Padres are offensive juggernauts, it’s before 8 and I think this should be my last beer…scrambled, you know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Axford is still garbage so there’s that…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Whew, that’s reassuring…

  41. Steve says:
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    So is Hefner not starting on Sunday now? MLB.com has Dickey as the starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh really? Hadn’t heard that…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Not sure what the deal is. As I said MLB doesn’t have him as the Sunday probable but oth sources say he’s the starter.

        Damn, I really need what Ethier is dishing up today. Curses!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, so he might be the starter… Ethier was so death before this, you couldn’t have known…

  42. Steve says:
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    SON hates the start, (i mean REALLY hates it) but a recently decent Erv Santana has to be worth a shot in DET on Sunday doesn’t he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not the absolute worst…

  43. SpecialFNK says:
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    with Jerry Sands going to the Red Sox, do you see the Red Sox playing him in the OF right away full time?
    he has impressive numbers in the minors this season. .303/.382/.531/.913/ 24 HR and 101 RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see him getting a shot in September, but I’m not sure he’s anything more than a flyer for this year if he’s hitting…

  44. L-Boogie says:
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    ROS Coco or Revere?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coco

  45. Hank says:
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    Drop Fister for one of the following? Karstens, Minor, Straily, Harang or Milone. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harang

  46. Eddy says:
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    Hey Grey, do you prefer Kendrick or Aybar at 12-team OBP MI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick….

  47. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    What is it about matthew berry’s picture for his column on the ESPN fantasy baseball home page that makes me want to punch my computer? I don’t even have the words to describe the look on his face that pisses me off to no end.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It looks like a picture you’d find on a site where sex offenders register…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I can see that, but its like he’s saying, yeah, i’m a sex offender, now what are you going to do about it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s cocksure and he’s sure a cock… Tough combo to like…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, It pisses me off that he gets paid all that money to do the “job” he does. From what I’ve read in the comments at least a dozen of us could do that job and all the writers for your site. The bastard probably has his own researchers to do it for him. E$PN hires all these idiots that they pawn off as experts when they are really poorly opinionated personalities that fit in to the their self created reality that people buy into because if its on E$PN then it must be true. Lets take some shit, smear it on the wall and call it news. I know I’ve brought up before how they hired J.A. Adande from the LA Times, who has got to be the worst sports writer ever. I mean I think I literally got dumber every time I read one of his articles…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I actually find it hilarious when he talks about BABIP or other stats that are obviously being fed to him…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, I know, but how many people do know?, so he can play it off like he’s an expert.

                thanks to our conversastion yesterday I was bumping the old school hip hop in my car and in the bar while we were bar hopping last night…Pharcyde, 3rd Bass, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Eric B and Rakim, Tribe, Souls of Mischief, Smif-N-Wessun, the Click, RBL Posse and the one hit wonder N2 Deep.

                Not sure how long you have been in LA, but did you ever listen to any of the local underground stuff?

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate, RBL!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Prezii, don’t give me no bammer weed!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, haaa definitely dont smoke that shit in the SFC!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii, There’s only two things that I smoke
                      A punk-ass nig#@& or a pipe full of indo…you bay area?

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, yep 510.. born and raised.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii, I got a lot of east bay friends. mostly 925ers. I went to Chcio State for a year too. I’m LA 4 life!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, yep i knew a couple people who went to chico. Dont really know too many 925ers.. lotta 707ers though… Couple 415ers here and there.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii, thats alot of area code speak… Buddies from Vallejo, Benecia, Alamo, walnut creek.

                      so you A’s or those other guys?

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, yea my sis lives in benicia. Im in walnut creek for football every sunday!

                      And a A’s fan since birth.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii, yeah, my fantasy baseball boyfriend(baby’s mama term), lives in Concord and grew up in the dub-c. He’s a huge A’s fan and a pretty damn good fantasy baseball player.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, yep concord is like 15-20 minutes away. I like it out there.. little bit of everything and its not too trashy.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii, it’s cool, I use to go up once or twice a year. The only thing that sucks is it’s hella hard to find a good bar up there.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, ehh they got some alright ones.. Krogens is poppin on the weekends. Club by night, sports bar on sunday morning. If you go on saturday night,you can go right back at 8am for football.. ha pretty crazy.. my boys use to live at that place man..

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii, I’m a dive bar guy and the east bay just does not cater to the grit

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Prezii, I’ve been to Krogens and Dan’s Bar.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, i hear ya, yeah frisco is where its all at.. doubt a dodger fan would want to be out there for too long though.. haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Souls of Mischief… Damn, haven’t thought of them in a while… Black Moon, who got the props?!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, Got the Black Moon…93′ till innfinity is up there as one of those great debut albums never to be matched by the group again.

                    what about my underground question?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What question? Sorry, on my phone and not easy to see the comment thread…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, Not knowing how many years you have been in LA, but did you ever hear any of the underground hip hop?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, a ton of it… Mostly NY stuff though, what stuff are you talking about?

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, me too, from all around, but I was asking about LA stuff, not sure how long you have lived here?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah… It’ll be 15 years this Labor Day… Moved out the weekend Princess Di, uh, died…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, thats funny, I moved to london for 5 months around the same time.

                      There were a couple of nice LA acts in the late 90’s early 2000’s out here that had the old school feel. good shows

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I saw Biggie Smalls for one song then there were shots fired and the show ended… That’s my rap show claim to fame…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I saw a lot of underground shows but the best was at Street Scene in San Diego 2001 it was “Old School Meets New School Hip-Hop”, Doug E. Fresh, Whodini and Young MC performed with LA underground acts, that was a fun one, but that probably had to do with the ecstasy I took. who knows?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! I went to a Street Scene one year with Rudy and saw REM and Macy Gray. Was not my favorite concert ever. Was pretty bad actually.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, thats hilarious, same year I saw James Brown. Now this was back when it was actually on the street in the gas lamp quarter.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, we didn’t see that one… Wilco was there that year but we didn’t stay for that day… Also my car at the time wouldn’t start once you stopped it so I think t was running for two hours in the parking lot…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, thats brilliant…its called the auto club, good service… I went like three or four times over the years. when they had it in the parking lot of Petco it lost all its charm. When it use to be in the gaslamp it was cool because friday and saturday was 18 and over only and sunday was family day. so you never had to deal with kids when you were drunk and loaded. Always makes me uncomfortable when you have an 8 year old walking right into you when you are wasted.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      When I went I think it was right in the streets… But not the Gaslamp area…. I only went that one time, never been a fan of San Diego, I think it’s too white bread…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, that and all the pedophiles, seriously strange thing about San Diego…Sorry Royce.

                      The one thing I always loved down there was there were a lot of really good hole in the wall food spots and diner spots.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just think it’s lacking any flavor…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, it’s always about loud flavor with you Italians

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Yup!

  48. Carlos says:
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    What is your opinion of Dan Uggla these days? Do you think he is due for a hot streak. I have Cano at 2b and Uggla rotting on the bench. Should I drop Uggla for a Crisp/Ludwick type?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him for Crisp if I had Cano…

  49. For 2013 I was actually considering keeping Rizzo over Teix; & now I’m tempted to drop him for Colvin. I could drop Stubbs for Colvin also, but sort of need the steals/runs. If you would, please provide some clarity. Thanks. Happy Saturday.

    • @zombie, maybe lose toriiii hunter????

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d lose Hunter for Colvin…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @zombie, Colvin may end up in a log jam next year again, things need to happen in the offseason to guarentee him everyday playing time….Rizzo is going to be nice, but unless this is auction keeper, I’d keep Tex in the hope he has that monster year we’ve all been waiting on.

      How many keepers do you get to keep? Any other restrictions?

      • @Jack Full of Hate, 5 Keepers. Kept in the round that they were drafted. Teix a Top 5 round pick, and Rizzo as a FA would occupy an end of the Draft selection. Only a 10 Team league (albeit very competitive), so there really is value to be had after the fifth round. Don’t think I’d have the guts to let Teix go, but Rizzo’s young-Teixiera upside AND an early round pick is tempting.
        Playing to win this season as well though. League has limited moves and I’m nearing the max. Rizzo vs. Colvin may be too tamato/tomato, but Hunter or Stubbs could be worth it. Thanks for the input Hateful One.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @zombie, moves limits are whack! I hate them as much as I hate E$PN and matthew Berry

          Worst case scenario is you get Tex again or something comprable at a better round, Tex could easily slip another round next year and then you keep him at a better cost to you. I like to gamble a little on draft day and Rizzo could be gold at no cost to you. Rizzo could be a 75/30/105/6/.280 guy next year and nothing at the ass end of your draft will give you that.

          may the hate be with you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Stubbs if you need the runs/steals… I’d want Rizzo over Colvin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and happy Saturday!

  50. Lord Baldrick says:
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    Alert: Oak @ TB Sunday game postponed. Adjust lineups accordingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, really? Why? I’m at a family BBQ…

      • Lord Baldrick says:
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        @Grey,

        Isaac looks to be getting crankier by the hour…evacuation time all over the Gulf Coast.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, crap… Gotcha… Thanks for the heads up!

  51. 5 Keepers. Kept in the round that they were drafted. Teix a Top 5 round pick, and Rizzo as a FA would occupy an end of the Draft selection. Only a 10 Team league (albeit very competitive), so there really is value to be had after the fifth round. Don’t think I’d have the guts to let Teix go, but Rizzo’s young-Teixiera upside AND an early round pick is tempting.
    Playing to win this season as well though. League has limited moves and I’m nearing the max. Rizzo vs. Colvin may be too tamato/tomato, but Hunter or Stubbs could be worth it. Thanks for the input Hateful One.

    • @zombie, woops. sorry for the duplicaton Razzballers.

  52. Steve says:
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    Hey Bumgarner – here’s a tip. Don’t walk the fucking pitcher.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!, I think the baby’s mama will veto that, i wonder if i can make it into a tool shed?

      • royce! says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate, I want to make it into a fort…for my kid, of course! Yeah, that’s the ticket…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll take it and live in it!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, People will be so impressed when you tell them you have an elevator at your place! (that leads you to exit out of an enormous nose)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that a person sticking out the nose? No, it’snot!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Zing!

            No, seriously, that’s my roommate, Snot. He’s going through a punk phase.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Let me show you to the loo through Humpty’s ear…

  53. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I picked up Moreland to fill in for the ailing Upton and Morse and forgot to put him in. A 3 run shot later and I get kicked in my fantasy balls…sonavabench!

    Just read a rumor about the D-Backs looking to move Upton for Elvis in the off season, I called it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That wouldn’t be a bad trade for either team… Could see it too… Moreland was in my lineup… Booya!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, great minds think alike for the hot schmo, yours was just not lazy like mine.

  54. Steve says:
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    Get the damn pitcher out! Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Again on Bumgarner? Not a good start for him?

  55. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Bautista has left the game.

  56. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Morrow looked pretty good. 7 Ks. On a pitch count of 85-90, probably tiring at the end. Unlucky to give up a couple of earned runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very solid…

  57. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Vizquel just 4 hits behind Babe Ruth!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha… About equal in terms of historical significance…

  58. Howard says:
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    @VinWins Did you dig Colby Rasmus’ corn rows? I hope Nichole likes em!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Howard, I never liked that look, but the way he’s hitting, don’t want to look at him anyways.

  59. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Guess I just lost a closer. I doubt Aceves gets the job back after his suspension for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

    • Steve says:
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      @VinWins, Seems unfair to single out Aceves for conduct detrimental to the Red Sox this year.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Steve, Ha!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Steve, very true.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good point, Steve…

  60. Steve says:
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    Best 3B fill-in tomorrow with Longo and the Rays idle?

    Cruz
    Ciriaco
    Seaver
    Solano
    Arias

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ciriaco…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Gah. I meant Seager! He just went deep for the second time tonight…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go with Seager…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Alas, too late. Just used up my last add for the week on Ciriaco.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dah… Sorry…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Eh, I should have checked how Seager was doing today, before I made the add. Oh well, if Pedro could swipe a bag or two it might be very useful.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, hopefully he steals a few…

  61. Sam says:
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    Rank these 3 starters ROS: I Kennedy, J Garcia, Niese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese, Garcia

  62. Howard says:
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    @Grey Catcher ROS: Lucroy, Doumit, Perez, Rosario, Avila?

    • Howard says:
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      @Howard, I know you hate catcher questions, I promise to Popeil this one!

  63. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    A female “favorited” my latest Tweet. I honestly have no idea what that means… except that it’s either one of the already four lady readers, or you’re now up to five thanks to me. Booyah!

    • Steve says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, It’s kind of like storing it, so you can refer back to it whenever you want, rather than it just disappearing from your timeline.

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Steve, I see. Thanks for tweeching me something new.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Foxy!

  64. Alex says:
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    I take Murphy over Colvin or Moreland right? Lost Bautista at my OF spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin…

  65. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Tied in Wins and who am i most likely to get it from tomorrow?

    Harrell at Mets
    Floyd vs Sea
    Romero at Bal
    saunders vs SD
    Rogers at Pitt
    Chacin at Cubs
    Garcia at Cle

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Floyd, Garcia…

  66. L-Boogie says:
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    Rutledge or Kenrys Morales ROS.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey, Awesome. I had total buyers remorse after making the trade and then learning the Rox are probably going to move Rutledge to 2B when Tulo gets back. Thanks for putting my mind at ease. Of course, the Rox play in Coors this upcoming scoring period so hopefully Rutledge re-tweaks his quad.

        Oh come on people. I said “tweak” not “tear.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… No problem…

  67. Steven says:
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    My rotation is currently Bum/Gio/Lester/Medlen/Niese/Wilson. Would you drop any of them for Fiers/Detwiler/Kennedy/Arroyo/Kelly/Beckett or Skaggs or just hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson for Beckett…

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey, Would you start Beckett in Col tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  68. Chillmodious says:
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    Better Sunday stream, Bedard (vs. Mil, SON 113) or Harrell (@NYM, SON 109)? SON says Bedard, what say you?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d agree with the SON.

  69. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Tomorrow, with regret I must drop one of Trumbo, Frazier, or Goldy. Which one? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  70. TheNewGuy says:
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    An owner in my league has finally gotten tired of Hell-boy’s lack of K’s and lucky performances and cut him. Is he ownable over Samardzjajaja or B Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Anderson…

  71. Elwood blues says:
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    NL Only 4×4 keeper 12-team.
    What’s a good keeper bid on Turner?
    $5 minimal bid.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elwood blues, $5

  72. paulzone says:
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    I have only 5 transactions left on the year but considering adding Ciriaco for some utility with my batters. What’s your take on him or ROS?

    I could use the sb’s and runs if he is going to stick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him for steals and runs, he actually will be helped by the Red Sawx trade dump… Assured PT now…

  73. knighttown says:
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    With my recent trade of J-Up for A-Gon and Elvis not running and Harper not getting on base I’m sliding in steals in my 12 team daily league.

    I’m now benching Uggla for Ciriaco until he shows me something. Would it be too crazy to drop Uggla to stash Billy Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, a bit crazy in a non-keeper since Hamilton won’t start on most days…

  74. Chillmodious says:
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    So with news of Joey Bats going back on the DL, I may need to drop one of two catchers currently stashed on my DL: Ruiz and Napoli. Avila is my active catcher, Napoli might return this week, and Ruiz is getting close. I could roll a man down for a bit, but not sure that’s the smartest move. What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Ruiz…

  75. Chillmodious says:
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    Sorry, I’m rolling this morning… Anibal or Samardzija? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  76. royce! says:
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    ARI traded Saunders to BAL for Lindstrom and a PTBNL. Does ARI just move back to a 5 man rotation, or go for a 6 man and recall Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think 6 and Bauer returns… But Skaggs is definitely in now…. Grab him!

  77. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Have you caught toy hunter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I haven’t… Just saw a commercial for it last night for the first time… Any good?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, its a guy who hunts for toys, so it depends how much you like toys from your youth. He’s from Jersey so you might like it. It was cool for nostalgia though, worth watching a few.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was never much of a toy kid, more into baseball collectibles but sounds like something I’d be into…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, he’s going all over Jersey into these peoples toy basements and stuff. Toy people from jersey are a little odd.

            You never liked toys? was that because you a had a full stauch at 8 and started smoking after school.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I was a little old man as a kid… I used to collect baseball stuff because I thought I was gonna make money on it…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, I have some cool memrobilia, but I have never spent money and something signed and framed. Just your typical autogrphed balls from card shows and a few I got from my dad’s buddy that had a memrobilia shop in the 80’s and 90’s. I only sold cads when i needed money to fix up one of my cars.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, I never actually sold anything… I only talked about selling things… Hmm, maybe I’m a hoarder…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, haha, you’re a baseball wHOARDer!….damn me too, I found unchewed gumsticks from packs and a box of pack wrappers at my parents a couple of years back .

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, I didn’t open anything… There’s probably roaches in my baseball card closet, but the packets are all sealed!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, thats some serious restraint. I wonder what the gum has done to the cards? Is that part of the shrine back in Jersey at your mom’s?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, it’s in Jersey at my grandfather’s house… I have 30 year old gum… Yum!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, whats your prized possesion?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I have every Reggie card ever made up until 1992… I also have everything his face ever appeared on… My favorite item is Reggie Jackson Car Wax…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Wow – I thought you said ear wax there for a second…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Nope… Also have a Reggie Bar wrapper, which is kinda fun…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, nice, I got a game used Don Mattingly bat from 1984. you can still get the faint smell of pine tar on it.

                      You must of loved the Naked Gun. He was fun to watch with the Angels.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I actually have a call sheet from Naked Gun but got that cause I did work for David Zucker…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, wow, thats really cool. On both levels.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, his office was actually really cool… Had a framed photo of OJ in AC’s Bronco signed by OJ…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, now thats a piece of LA sports memrobilia.

  78. Hank says:
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    Would you drop Stubbs for any of the following? Pagan, Colvin, Jay or Kendrick? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick of you need average, Colvin if you need power…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *if you need average…

  79. Thrilla says:
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    Who do you like better in a H2H 12-teamer w/ , OBP and SLG categories:

    Aybar (SS)
    Ciriaco (2B, 3B, SS)

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ciriaco…:

  80. Jon says:
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    Who would you drop to activate Anderson for tomorrow’s start?

    McAllister, Fiers, Anibal, Corbin

    (Or would you hold those 4 and keep Anderson on the DL a bit longer…?) H2H keeper league.

    • Jon says:
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      Or I could lose a RP: Romo, Balfour, Frieri, Janssen, Cishek…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose Romo

    • Jon says:
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      …or Maholm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d leave him on the DL if I could..,

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, I can leave him on as long as I want… hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, just hold for now…

  81. Grey's da man! says:
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    Not a good day for the SON. Bedard, Zimmerman and Harang were my 3 starters today :/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, tough day for me our leagues…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, You’re no SON of mine, Phil Collins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In the air tonight is about a guy who streamed per SON’s recommendation…

  82. Steve says:
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    Can we get a prayer circle going for a dinger from Konerko, Hill or CarGo, please?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Jesus, CarGo has been AWFUL of late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got it!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Or Mauer – he would do…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Or Ethier.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Or Murphy.

  83. Jon says:
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    Sit/start for the beginning of this week:

    Maholm @ SD Mon
    McAllister v OAK Tues
    Capuano @ COL Tues
    Fiers @ CHC Wed
    Corbin v CIN Wed
    Anibal @ KC Wed

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit Capuano…

  84. Steve says:
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    Jesus, I just need a hit now, otherwise I’m in a tie…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or a walk…

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Aaron Hill.

        I feel a firming in my trousers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! He’d get you out of the tie…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, One more homer would be super sweet.

            Winning 7-4 but the margin would be so much nicer if I’d started Ethier on Friday…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m pulling for ya…

  85. Steve says:
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    Who’s gonna close this out for SD? Will Gregerson stay in there or will they go to Thayer?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Damn, it’s Gregerson. Need a walk or hit or two from the Dbacks here.

      WHIP is too close for comfort.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is Thayer back from his kid’s birth?

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Seems not. Damn kids.

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Phew. 1.11 to 1.13.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            And how’d all the categories shake out?

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, We’re tied in HRs at 10 each, I can’t catch him in Runs or RBI. But I’m only .005 ahead in OBP, so I need a little something out of the remaining ABs from Mauer, Konerko, CarGo and Ethier.

              A homer would be real nice.

              Pitching is all settled – I won all the categories except Holds.

              • Steve says:
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                @Steve, Gah. Only leading OBP by .003 now…

                • Steve says:
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                  @Steve, Come on Murph…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Steve, Arrghhhh. .002

                    • TheNewGuy says:
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                      @Steve, Finally Gregerson has his first save of the year. That guy’s been flat out dominant for months now, hopefully this will show Bud that there’s only one man who should be filling in for street.

  86. Steve says:
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    Phew. That’s the Rox done with. CarGo won’t be draining the OBP any further today.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, They need to call the White Sox game now too…

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Don’t let me down, Andre…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Fuck. 6-4 now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn…

  87. Chillmodious says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks for answering all my questions today…got a few more…

    1. Krispie or Ciriaco for final Util spot?

    2. Please rank Machado, Krispie, Ciriaco for ROS.

    3.

    4. Please rank Grandal, Soto, Avila for ROS.

    Thank you again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ciriaco…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Ciriaco, Krispie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4. Avila

  88. Prezii says:
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    If Lo Cain goes back to striking out 2+ times a game tomorrow, should i start lookin to cut him? Like i said i wanted to play Colvin at Coors this week.. Cain has been as valuable as a box of rocks before todays homer.. switch it up or try to hold?

    Gangnam style!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Colvin… Gangnam style!

  89. Steve says:
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    OK – couple of things, if you’re looking for guys that “might get a save, or might get a hold”, you could do worse than own BOTH Affeldt and Jose Lopez, right?

    Also, who would you rather have for the next little while – Murph or a homeward-bound Colvin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own both of those MRs… Colvin…

  90. mikeZ says:
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    2 start Holland (v TB, @CLE) or 1 start Quintana @BAL?

    Also, in my 12 team 5×5 league with no bench, should I hold on to Hosmer, who has quietly been better lately, or pick up Mitch Moreland? I need Runs and Average, but the extra steals from Hosmer couldn’t hurt either. Moreland seems to be starting everyday now… Hosmer quietly doing a bit better lately, but could still be time to cut bait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland… I’d go with Hosmer…

  91. Carnac says:
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    I couldn’t be prouder that, over the course of several years, my biggest contribution to Razzball has been… Gangnam Style!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gangnam style!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, That geezer looks a bit like someone I work with.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Carnac, And i, or we, thank you for that!

  92. Steve says:
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    OK, SON doesn’t always nail it, but look at what I got this week in H2H from following the SON (a couple of them, the SON wasn’t real hot on, but still…)

    Millwood – 0 Ks 4.50 ERA 1.33 WHIP – ND
    Kendrick – 3 Ks 2.70 ERA 0.90 WHIP – Win
    Estrada – 9 Ks 0.00 ERA 0.50 WHIP – Win
    Cobb – 8 Ks 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP – Win
    Karstens 4 Ks 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP – Win
    Hefner 7 Ks 1.12 ERA 0.75 WHIP – ND

    Not too shabby. Even with Belisle, Aceves, Erv Santana (selected using the Steve-O-Nator) and J-Zimm doing their worst, I had an ERA for the week of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.11.

    Good work, Stream-O-Nator!

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, The Steve-O-Nator might be a good tool for razzball scoring leagues. Although it possible that nothing beats the papasmurf-on-Nator.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should tell Rudy in his new post, he’d like to hear that…

  93. Prezii says:
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    Colvin shoulda been the creeper! Cust Kayin..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree…

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