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Armando Galarraga was perfect through 6 innings and, for fantasy baseball purposes, Galarraga has been solid all year, but that could all change by next week. No… Don’t deflate me! (Doesn’t that sound like a Coldplay song? Don’t deflate me… As we soar… Through the clouds…. Like balloons… I love Gwynnie…) Galarraga’s sporting a 3.2 BB/9, 6.10 K/9 rate and a .246 BABIP… Grey, numbers and old people scare me! Please. Okay, I’ll take it easy, but his WHIP should probably be in the 1.35 range vs. 1.20. So a lucky BABIP is disinfecting his WHIP. Masking the potential odor. He’s got a strong offense behind him so he might get his share of wins. Just don’t count on his peripherals remaining purdy. Armando Hammer may be from South America but don’t snort him….he’s baking soda. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Casey Kotchman – 5-for-5. If he doesn’t get some kind of kissing disease again from open-mouthing the rally monkey, this could be the start of a hot streak.

Jeff Mathis – Finally hot again. Only took him two and a half months. Eh, doesn’t matter to you, does it? Not like you need a catcher. You do? Oh, well, golly!

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-5. Okay, some of this Angels hitting can be attribute to a thin Indians pitching staff.

Mike Mussina – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 Ks. 13 Across, Mussina’s season co-hosted by Cathy Lee Crosby, “That’s _________!”

Shane Victorino – HR off Maine. Moves in front of Alexis Rios with his 7th HR.

Carlos Quentin – 2 HRs, up to 26. I know how you feel, it’s all icing at this point. I agree, but say you grabbed (HR-hitting OF who’s on waivers) and traded Quentin for a pitcher. So you have a pitcher and (HR-hitting OF who’s on waivers), who could have the same amount of home runs as Quentin from now until the end of the year.  Things that make you say, “Hmm…”

Chipper Jones – If I’m talking about him, what do you think happened? He’s not hitting .400, he didn’t home run… He was injured? Look at the big brain on Brad. Chipper says he won’t need the DL. Instead, he’ll just clog up your bench. Sweet!

Luis Ayala – Remained the 8th inning setup man and managed to tighten Hanrahan’s hold on the closer job by giving up 3 runs.

Jim Thome – HR yesterday. I feel like Thome’s bringing the potatoes and mashing them, but people are still calling him a turkey. In the last month and a half, he’s batted over .320 with 9 HRs and 18 RBIs. If everyone on your team was doing that, you’d be in first place asking for fanny kisses.

Tim Hudson – Elbow tightness, but word on the streets of Hotlanta is he won’t miss a start.

CC Sabathia – So if he gets 8 straight wins, he’s not going to win the Cy Young because stats don’t carry from one league to another. When was this rule put in place? Before the invention of the phonograph? There’s interleague now, you morons! Why are we counting those stats? This “no carrying of stats” can’t even be defended. There’s no one sitting around in a bow-tie (and really all of these baseball elitists wear bow-ties), saying, “By George, Randy Wolf can still win the Cy Young because he was traded within the same league, but CC can’t. We’ve really figured out a way to make our stats matter!”

Ricky Nolasco – He’s been too good thus far to bail this quickly, but he gets the Mets next. He’s either headed for another Zoinks! or a Rebound! I think we’re looking at a Zoinks! (BTW, Rudy picked up Nolasco for this start in our league. Greinke’d!)

Jarrod Washburn – Trade target for the Yanks. Guess they saw the Randy Wolf move by the Astros and didn’t want to be left out.

James Shields – He’s the mother sauce of a great pitching staff. Mother sauce, I tell ya!

Jason Bartlett – Will be activated on Thursday. He’s been on the shelf all month and he still has 18 steals on the year. It was a knee injury though, so use some caution, you.

Kevin Kouzmanoff – Glad I just traded him so he could start to get hot. *sticking hand in blender like Chunk*

Billy Wagner – Got the save. That ends the Smith-Duaner-Heilman-Feliciano Experiment until Wagner’s next flare up. (Two weeks.)

Mike Hampton – Set to join Braves rotation next week. I bet a bunch of you went back to reread that. Mike who? Hampton what?

Adam Dunn – Grand slam yesterday. They should weigh all MLB players in Dunns. Allow me to demonstrate, “Eric Byrnes is a third of a Dunn,” “So Taguchi is 3 Dunn arms,” and “Mike Napoli is 4 Dunn legs and 7 Dunn sausage fingers.”

88 Responses

  1. john says:
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    You forgot to add in there how Maine sucked, yet didn’t suck at the same time. He was able to show what Shrodinger’s Cat* looks like in baseball.

    *Quantum Physics…I apologize

  2. Ayala today, Sanchez yesterday. My ERA is gonna be walking bow-legged for a week.

    The Angels scored 14 runs today. I had Figgins and Guerrero in my line-up. They combined to go for a hot 1 for 11. I benched Kendrick and his 3 runs and 3 RBI’s because I liked Theriots matchup better. Sweet!!

    Should I put my fantasy team up for adoption?

  3. Steve says:
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    @Grey: This is a carryover from ‘The Nats Bullpen Gets Shorter’ – you ranked a trio of 2B guys thus – Sanchez, Ramirez, Casilla. Just curious as to why Ramirez ahead of Casilla. Ramirez has better power/speed numbers while Casilla has better AVE/OBP.
    Or is it just a coin flip and I’m needlessly draining the big brain by even asking?

    I guess when you have Kelly Johnson (to be fair, I drafted him pretty late), almost anyone else looks good.

  4. Joe says:
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    @Steve:

    I like Ramirez because he was much more highly regarded going into the season, he got off to an extremely poor start which, if you look at his numbers, shows how good he’s been the past couple of months.

    Drop Johnson for him.

  5. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Mother sauce — brilliant. Just brilliant. This isn’t just entertaining, it’s educational. If I ever decide to form a white-funk jam band, it will be called Mother Sauce. (Did I know what mother sauce was before this morning? I did not. Do I understand the concept of a rhetorical question? I do not.)

    Ayala: Ay yi yi.

    @J-Bone: There needs to be a glossary term for when a team’s offense goes off, but your guys do nothing. Don’t ask me what. I’m hungover. Maybe something about odd men out. Or maybe a grocery store reference. “My player’s weren’t in the produce section last night!” Get it? Because they didn’t “produce.”

    “Produce.” It’s a homonym.

  6. Denys says:
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    I need another Mothersaucer on my pitching staff… wonder what it’d take to get Shields. (no testicles Grey!)

    But back to this Jeff Mathis feller. Is he starting in LA now? Or another week? Would you drop him for Navarro? (please answer in the order received, thanks)

    Also – the very same Mike Hampton who hasn’t pitched in the Major since 2005? Holy crap! Did they rebuild him to make him faster/stronger/more virile/etc.

  7. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: so in the last two days, I have essentially turned Guthrie & Cordero into Matt Cain and Edwin E. I can start 3 of these guys: Laroche, Chris Davis, Edwin E, Ortiz, Thome and Cano. Ortiz and Aaron Harang (rest in peace) are coming off the DL, so I must move or drop 2 guys. Which ones would you move? Or I could move Brandon Phillips and keep Cano.

  8. Denys says:
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    @Zebo: How big is the league? (I know you want Grey opinion, but…) I’d keep Thome, Cano, Ortiz as starters. Chris Davis I’d let hang around my bench in case Ortiz is not who we thought he was. LaRoche and Edwin E are droppable. (unless you suck at 3B, then keep that last one).

    Phillips I’d start over Cano. So if you have a Yankee fan in your league, sell him Cano. It’s the 2nd half so you should be able to get something good.

  9. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Zebo: I’ll chime in with the counterpoint: Keep Cano, trade Phillips, who should bring a better return. (Unless you need SBs, which I’m guessing you don’t.)

    Then, of remaining 5, drop LaRoche, bench Davis and start EE, Ortiz and Thome. Though you could convince me (or, I guess, vice versa) to start Davis over Thome. NB: I hate Thome.

    EE is scorching right now: Ride that. I’ve had him on my Watch List for a few weeks and finally had to add him yesterday, even though he has nowhere to play on my team. I might platoon him with Chris Davis, a sonovabench strategy if ever there was one.

  10. @Baron: I agree, there does need to be a glossary term for having a player/players who drop an 0-fer in the middle of an offensive explosion.

    You see a double digit score from a team you are heavily invested in and automatically start dreaming of multiple RBI’s and HR’s from your players. Low and behold, every scumbag in the line-up has crooked numbers next to their names except for your guys. Maybe one could call it entering “The Deflation Zone”.

    BTW, Im never benching Kendrick again. Every time I do, he stabs me right in my coal-black heart.

  11. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Think there’s something to the theory of Victorino’s power numbers going up if he stays down in the lineup? A different mindset at the plate? Different calls?

    Just wondering what to expect.

  12. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @john: Schrodinger’s Cat — ha!

    @J-Bone: You should trade Kendrick or Figgins if you have that many of the same player.

    @Steve: I ranked them, “I’d go Ramirez, Sanchez then Casilla, in that order.” Ramirez does get the 1st slot because of his power/speed combo. Casilla only hit 3 HRs in his last full season of Triple-A (over 300 at-bats).

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Yeah, there does need to be something. Produce section — eh

    @Denys: Yes, maybe, Dioner still but his average is so empty.

    @Zebo: See what you can get for Ortiz and Phillips. Or/and drop LaRoche.

    @Denys: Edwin has 10 HRs and about a .325 average for the last two months.

    @Zebo: Yeah, I’d agree closer to Baron.

    @J-Bone: That’s why you should trade him. Having offensive bench players is asking for agita.

  13. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: You should expect what I said in January, Projections: 115/15/60/.280/40 — Possibly a little lower on runs and RBIs.

  14. Zebo says:
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    @everyone: so this is my line up now

    C: Doumit
    1B: Laroche/Chris Davis
    2B: Phillips/Cano
    3B: Wright
    SS: Steve Drew
    OF: Markakis, Hunter, Ellsbury (damn, he is bad)
    Util: Thome, Cano
    DL: Big Sissy Ortiz

    SP: Verlander, Kazmir, Ervin Santana, Cain, Filthy Sanchez, Hudson, Leo Nunez (for holds)
    RP: Torres, Mike Gonzalez, Arredondo (holds), Broxton
    DL: Aaron Harang

    11 team roto, holds count, hitters have OBP, SLG, R, RBI, SB and K.

    I feel Phillips gets 10 more SB tops, cuz last year he got 30, he is a 30/30 talent and is sitting at 21 right now. So I can live with trading him.

    I basically need to clear 2 roster spots. Since I am 7 holds behind, I cant employ Grey’s dropping the lowest MR on the pole strategy, so I need Nunez and Arredondo for now.

    Dropping Laroche means I need to do a two for one deal right now. I am thinking Phillips + Hunter to get Carlos Lee? Is that fair? I will give up 20 SB and some runs for essentially the same RBI totals and better %s, right?

  15. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    Who’s got Jed Lowrie fever? Methinks that he’s basically Stephen Drew, but more Nancy Drew and less Stephen.

  16. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    Oh, and I’m very disappointed in you, Jacoby Ellsbury. You make me sad, but in more of a “Why don’t you win me free tacos anyomore?” sort of sad.

  17. Grey

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    @Zebo: Phillips and Hunter for Lee is a bit much. I’d aim higher than Lee and then settle for him if you have to. Or split up the deal. Phillips for Lee then Hunter/Ortiz for a top pitcher or hitter. You have lots of movable parts. Don’t undersell Hunter either. He’ll be back on Friday, he is only away because his Grammy is ill.

  18. Frank Rizzo says:
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    I’m wondering if Chris Davis is actually worth more than Giambi at this point since Sexson has come into the picture. Davis is up to .278 right now and, like Grey mentioned, he’s hitting HR’s away from Arlington too now.

  19. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @IowaCubs: re: Lowrie — Drew Pinsky?

    re: Ellsbury — I miss the free tacos, as well.

    @Frank Rizzo: They could be close, but remember when Bruce came up he built the world’s tallest building out of Lincoln Logs? Yeah, Davis is still a K-machine.

    EDIT: The letter D.

  20. ABell says:
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    Hey I have Jenks still in my DL spot, and Marte and Fr Cordero in my RP spots, and i’m having trouble moving one of them to make room. should i drop marte cuz he’ll probly get traded to a non saves position? or should i just ask for less than i have been for cordero or jenks?

  21. RT says:
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    @Frank Rizzo:

    Since June 26th (random date), here are the comparables…

    Davis – 67AB, 17SO, 7HR, 15RBI, .928OPS

    Giambi – 56AB, 13SO, 3HR, 13RBI, .829

    Small sample size, yes, but Davis can flat out hit. If you don’t register BA in your league he is a great pickup. I’d have to go check, but he has hit 30+ HR so far this year. The man can flat out rake. Never mind the fact that his lefty stroke (his batting stroke) is dead-flat which is weird for a power hitter. He’s driving the ball and is strong. Texas also has A LOT of home games between now and the end of the year.

  22. knighttown says:
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    @IowaCubs:

    Follow following steps when dealing with irrational Red Sox fans:

    -Pick Up Red Sock (Ellsbury in May, Pedroia now)
    -Watch him be the best player on planet and watch Sox fans drool
    -When he cools down, Red Sock fan will still have beer goggles on so make the following trade (Ellsbury + Hamels for Howard, Parra and Cain)
    -Laugh at Red Sock fan
    -Repeat with Dustin Pedroia

  23. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @RT: Thanks. I’m considering it and that makes my decision even tougher.

    Can anyone please tell me why Rollins was a scratch today? I just traded for that underachieving ahole and if something is wrong with him I’m going to be pissed.

  24. RT says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: Afternoon game/day off.

  25. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @knighttown: I tried this two weeks ago with Ellsbury. I was soooo close to landing Jimmy Rollins for Ellsbury and Volquez, but the owner who offered the trade canceled it before I could accept.

    Now I’m stuck with Tacoby Bellsbury, but he’s only serving bean burritos… instead of him, it’s me who’s getting the runs.

  26. RT says:
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    @Frank Rizzo:
    Apparently it wasn’t routine.

    From Rotoworld…
    Jimmy Rollins was scratched from the Phillies lineup prior to Thursday’s game. The reason for the change is still unknown. Eric Bruntlett replaced him at shortstop and in the top spot in the lineup.

  27. knighttown says:
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    @RT:

    Please delete this as it cannot be true. I finally have the team I like and cannot face the possibility of starting both Placido and Aviles every day.

  28. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Holy crap! Rollins was a late scratch due to an “undisclosed ailment” from reports I’ve read. I just made a huge trade with this guy being the major piece I was going after, giving away a lot in the process. Sure I’m overreacting but it will have a major ripple effect on my team if I can’t get this guy in my lineup. Damnit.

  29. wakeNbake says:
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    @Grey: would u start Kershaw at home vs. Was for his next start?

  30. knighttown says:
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    @wakeNbake:

    I have a running expiriment that involves starting a mediocre SP at home against the Nats. I’ve run it three times with D. Cabrera, Guthrie and Jo-Jo. It seems like a good theory but it’s result is 0-and-3 with a WHIP/ERA that would shock you.

    So, yes, I think I will try Kershaw at home against the Nats and yes, I expect it to blow up in my face.

  31. wakeNbake says:
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    @knighttown: huh, thats interesting. thanks for the tidbit of info.

  32. knighttown says:
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    Finally have my innings overage down to zero and now am looking for a starter with my good ones all dealt. The waiver wire includes Campillo, Wandy, some Glen Perkins guy that is ranked the 2nd best SP of the past 30 days that is left on waivers and Chan-Ho Park. Ugh.

    Option 2 is to try and pickup and drop a few Nats, Mariners, Giants games.

    Option 3 is to trade Adam Dunn or Prince Fielder for an SP…who should I target?

  33. Denys says:
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    Utley is back into a slump I think. He’s been very up and down this year.

  34. Joe says:
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    @knighttown: Try and get Verlander and an OF for Dunn.

  35. RT says:
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    @knighttown:
    My friend, I wish I could. Chipper/Smoltz/Tulo/Carmona/Marcum…. I feel your “injury bug” pain. At least it cannot be a testicular fracture.

  36. RT says:
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    more news knighttown………..

    Jimmy Rollins was able to pinch-hit on Thursday and grounded out against the Mets. It still hasn’t been disclosed why Rollins was scratched, but it’s assume he had a minor illness of some sort.

  37. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @RT: Thanks for the update. I didn’t realize that until you mentioned it. Hope it’s not a big deal.

    Honestly, I thought there was a huge trade about to go down with Philly and Rollins was packing his bags.

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ABell: How much less are you thinking about asking for?

    @knighttown: “Follow following steps when dealing with irrational Red Sox fans:” — Ha!

    @IowaCubs: “Now I’m stuck with Tacoby Bellsbury, but he’s only serving bean burritos… instead of him, it’s me who’s getting the runs.” — Nice.

    @wakeNbake: If you can’t start him there, you shouldn’t have him on your team. So I would.

    @knighttown: Campillo’s been worth a start.

    If you can get Verlander for Dunn, then you do it.

  39. Steve says:
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    If EE was sitting on your wire, would that make you think about trading Atkins?

  40. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Depends what player you’re getting for Atkins.

  41. wakeNbake says:
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    @Grey: good point.

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @RT: @Frank Rizzo: From ESPN, “Rollins was held out of the starting …Rollins was held out of the starting lineup for Thursday’s game against the Mets because he was late getting to the ballpark, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.”

  43. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Nice work Rollins. That’s a great way to lead by example in the clubhouse. Better have a good excuse. It was the freaking Mets. They could have used him today.

  44. SaltyBiscuits says:
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    @Grey: @Frank Rizzo:

    Rollins didn’t get “lost”. The accounts I read, are that he was simply late to the game. Jimmy is always the last one to the game, because his routine involves driving HIMSELF to the ballpark 10 minutes AFTER the last team bus leaves. Rollins blamed excessive traffic and red-lights as the reasons he was late.

    MVPuhhleeeease. Jimmy is a toolbox asshole and I hope he and his entire family catch a bad case of dysentary. I also hope that Brett Myers, Shane Victorino and Pat Burrell die in some kind of car crash. I also hope that the entire city of Philadelphia is wiped from the face of our planet. Also, let’s hope the person acting as retarded mascot Philly Phanatic gets nauseous at some point during a game and feels very uncomfortable.

  45. SaltyBiscuits says:
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    @Grey: Whoops thought you said that he was lost instead of late, my bad. But all of my Phillie hating wishes still apply.

  46. Steve says:
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    @SaltyBiscuits: How does someone playing in the NL East not allow for New York traffic?

  47. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey, SaltyBiscuits

    Funny shit.

    So you don’t like the Phillies, Salty?

    @Grey, Denys

    Check the forums, I made a deal.

  48. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey

    So how many Dunns you think I’m packin?

  49. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: “So how many Dunns you think I’m packin?” Less than a guy who would go by Tiny. I’d say you’re a pair of Dunn feet, six legs and a head. Am I right?

  50. Steve says:
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    @Grey: How does Ian Stewart stack up against Casilla, Ramirez and Sanchez? I guess the risjk with Stewart is him being sent down again. He’s been hot lately though.

  51. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: the Cordero for Cain trade is looking really good for me right now.

  52. Joe says:
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    I’d take Stewart over both Casilla and Sancez the rest of the way if he sticks around Steve. I still like Ramirez better though.

  53. Grey

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    @Steve: I agree with Joe.

    @Zebo: Did you also move Coco Codero prior to the blow up the other day?

  54. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey

    Ha

    I’m more of a Dunn backside and a half actually.

    As I told Pork in the original e-mail to join the RCL

    “I’m not really Big and not really Fat, heck I’m not even a Hippo.”

  55. BigFatHippo says:
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    Inside info

    Wainwright as a closer when he comes back is being discussed in St Louis.

  56. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Ooh… I like that idea. He’d have more value that way.

  57. Joe says:
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    Grey, i just pulled a trade, what’s your thoughts?

    My Guthrie and Marcum FOR Kobayashi and Parra

    I’m happy with it, gets me another closer and i think the best starter of the three involved, Guthrie and Marcum were both teetering on the brink of being dropped by me anyway.

  58. Grey

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    @Joe: Seems like a solid move and I agree with your thoughts.

  59. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey

    I’m more intrigued as a Cardinal fan than a fantasy player.

    This would fix our bullpen and maybe, just maybe they’d spend some prospects on a starting pitcher and a bat.

  60. Grey

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    @BigFatHippo: They don’t spend quality money, do they? I mean, they love reclamation projects, right?

  61. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey

    When Jocketty was here they weren’t afraid to make a move, but usually not for top starters.

    Dave Duncan seems to work miracles with guys like Wellemeyer, Suppan and Jeff Weaver.

    The new regime, John Mozeliak, Bill DeWitt, et al, is trying to build up the farm system.

    So no, I don’t think they land a #1 or even #2 pitcher.

    But I can dream can’t I?

  62. Scott says:
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    Even though I somewhat bashed Holliday for his poor Away production, I just traded for him today, mostly because I realize there’s a 1% chance he leaves Coors by the trade deadline.

    It’s a keeper league and I traded Crawford, Mussina, and Volquez for Holliday.

    C – Doumit
    1B – Howard
    2B – Utley
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Reyes — 11 hr, 33 sb
    OF – Ellsbury — 5 hr, 35 sb
    OF – Sizemore — 25 hr, 24 sb
    OF – Crawford — 8 hr, 23 sb (Soon to be Holliday)
    Util – Victorino — 7 hr, 22 sb

    So I had too much speed, too little power.. In my OF atleast. Crawford has been underperforming and I’ve had him on my team the past 3 years. Yahoo! keeps insisting he’s going to turn into a 5-tool stud with 25+ homerun power but it doesn’t appear that’ll ever happen.

    I think Volquez’s strikeouts are declining and over the last month he has a 5.20 ERA/1.66 WHIP so I figure it’s time to sell high before he completely implodes. Mussina is decent but he was just a throw-in since Crawford/Volquez was initially declined.

    I still have Harden, Sabathia, Sheets, Pelfrey, and Bedard/Wang on the DL. So I think I’ll be fine.

    You don’t think 3 for 1 for Holliday was too much, do you?

  63. Grey

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    @Scott: I think that’s a fair trade. If you remember, I defended Holliday when you were bashing him. Holliday is a 40/20 threat, who may never see 20 steals and Crawford is a 20/40, who may never see 20 HRs, so it was a needs deal for you. Do I think Volquez will be good the rest of this year? Nah. But next year, he might have been okay. I have no idea if you’re already set on keepers, so maybe that doesn’t matter. Mussina? Whatever.

  64. BKK says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Do you have real evidence and not a couple of “talking heads” on the local St. Louis sports/news networks getting all wet and dreamy?

  65. knighttown says:
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    What’s happening in T-Bay with the closer spot. I can’t recall Wheeler pitching at all lately. Assuming there is no more Percival injury and asssuming holds don’t count in my league, can I drop him?

  66. Scott says:
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    @Grey:

    9 keepers.

    So as of now my keepers would be..

    Howard, Utley, Reyes, Miggy, Sizemore, Holliday, Harden, Sabathia, and Sheets. Maybe Papelbon.

    3rd year of the keeper league. I won it the first year, lost in the finals last year. And have a 7.5 game lead right now.

    Ellsbury is killing me right now.. He had a huge month a couple months ago but now he’s not producing at all. I guess since I’m already in first I should just ride out his slump? There’s garbage available..

  67. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BKK

    No, just hearsay. Joel Goldberg and Al Hraboski were talking about it before the game.

    Goldberg said the Cards were discussing it.

    He’s the one guy who seems to get along in the clubhouse more than the rest, so if he said it I’m listening.

    Would be the smart move to make for the team but won’t help people counting on Wainwright being a starter.

    I wouldn’t count on him as a closer either, if you have him hold tight and wait.

  68. BKK says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Not counting on him as a closer. My interest is this, although there very few ww options in the league I play in, there are lots of pitchers and pretty much anyone who ends on the DL for an extended period gets dropped (we don’t have the bench depth to carry that deadweight). I am +30 in IP so I am playing MR.B’s to see if I can’t get lucky with a Vulture win or two with out eating up many innings and/or trying to find SP eligible players that would end up closers (aka Smoltz (didn’t pan out), Hanrahan (Jury is still undecided). Wainwright would fit that mould and he is on the ww still apparently 3 weeks away. Right when I am on vacation.

  69. BKK says:
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    Sorry about the superfluous U in mold, we Canadians just like those extra U’s; colour, valour, honour, flour …oh wait that’s how you spell it too. Just ask the Baron, he’ll confirm it.

  70. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BKK

    Don’t you have DL slots?

    He shouldn’t be on any leagues WW.

  71. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @BKK: It’s truue.

  72. BKK says:
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    @Ray Durham: Way to put the pressure on Weeks with that 0-5, 2K performance.

  73. BigFatHippo says:
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    Mould is correct by the way.

    If Wainwright fit that mold he would just be another musty, dank, dark stain that smells like Baron.

    That or a clay figurine of some kind.

    Brewers just swept us BTW, I wasn’t gonna drink tonight but now…………..

  74. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Oh, Garza vs. KC: Why’d you have to go and ruin an otherwise dreamy pitching night in the RCL? (Cain: Shutout; Ollie Perez: 7 IP, 12K).

    Grey, I want full respect for Oliver Perez in tomorrow’s round-up! He is keeping my wax-and-spittle RCL staff together!

  75. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Okay: Member of the Aristrocracy. Enormous sweaty bristly mammal. Who’s ass-crack would you rather nuzzle?

  76. BKK says:
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    @BigFatHippo: We have 27 active roster spots, 7 of which are pitchers, 3 bench spots, and 1 DL. I know its weird, but so is our commish. Changes the strategy completely.

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: well doune!

  77. BKK says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Well, you learn somethin’ everyday, I thought you only used mold, not both. This mold for you is the same as this mould to me… okay this is getting silly.

  78. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Moldy BVV

    Halle Berry’s, but that’s not gonna happen is it?

    She told me “Check your team baby, you might miss something”

    “Aw, nobody playing tomorrow anyway, let’s fuck”

    “If you leave Halliday on the bench you ain’t gettin none”

    as I drifted off to sleep

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  79. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @BigFatHippo: We should have a rule in the league that if you don’t start a top 25 pitcher, he gets dropped into the general player pool.

    In fact, I think we should institute some sort of Snowball Rule, whereby every Sunday everyone gets to take one player from another team’s roster. You can never a) raid the same team twice or b) select the same player twice.

    Also: Holds!

  80. BKK says:
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    @BigFatHippo: “Brewers just swept us BTW, I wasn’t gonna drink tonight but now…………..”

    The kicker is, it came down to what we were talking about – a strong closer for the Cards – and Franklin then blew his 5th save.

  81. BSA says:
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    So I have been back and forth with Grey in the forum about picking up Encarnarcion – who gets dropped – Pence, Crispie Young, or Konerko?
    I have Alexei Ramirez on my bench but think he brings versatility if I lose an infielder.

  82. BKK says:
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    @BigFatHippo: You left Halladay on the bench?

  83. BSA says:
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    I left three starters on my bench yesterday and have dipped below the Mendoza line into Iowa territory.

  84. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BVV

    No Holds, those are barred. Just like you.

    And you ain’t gettin none of my pitchers.

    @BKK

    Yeah, Cards pen sucks. They have to do something and I think the right thing is Wainwright as closer.

    Keep a close eye on this, may happen.

  85. BKK says:
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    @BSA: I don’t know what Grey said I’d lean Konerko out of that group.

  86. Denys says:
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    Have we talked about Arroyo’s 5 game winning streak yet?

  87. Steve says:
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    @Joe & Grey: You’d dump Kelly J for either of Ramirez or Stewart?

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