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A.J. Griffin‘s initials stand for Alfredo Jettuccine.  Fact!  At this point, I’d own all A’s pitchers.  It’s Moneyball II, starring Don Swayze and the daughter is played by a dwarf.  What, it’s straight-to-video, and the video is VHS because Don Swayze’s fans keep it real.  Alfredo Jettuccine looked like a mediOAKer, and you needed to be three screws short of an Ikea desk to start him in away games.  But, if you were a cyclops with a monocle, you saw his minor league numbers could mean more.  His K-rate in Double-A this year was a thing of beauty (9+) and moving to Triple-A he only dropped to a 7+.  This is coupled with a fantastic walk rate (under two at both stops).  He’ll probably never be a number one.  Shoot, he may not be a number 4, but a guy that can keep his walks in check with a 7 K-rate needs to be unlucky to get completely pounded.  To give you a name of a pitcher that has around a 7 K-rate and a nice walk rate:  Johnny Cueto, and he pitches in a hitters’ park.  In O.co (is that pronounced like Yoko?), Griffin’s a pickup in almost all mixed leagues.   Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Wilton Lopez – The weird thing is I don’t think the Astros made a bad decision going with Francisco Cordero.  I think they made the stereotypical bad management decision.  How many times do we hear, “He has closer experience?”  No one seems to bother to look at whether or not that experience is any good.  Clubs should hire someone to look past how many saves a closer has to look at their ERA and WHIP.  Sounds like a simple enough job, but obviously it trips up clubs that spend tens of millions of dollars.  I try to make sure I don’t have too many tighpos and we’re a thousand of pennies organization.

Sergio Romo – Even if he doesn’t get saves, have you seen his ratios?  0.60 ERA, 0.73 WHIP.  He kinda should be owned everywhere with or without saves, which was a song off Matthew Berry’s 3rd album, “It’s Not A Bald Spot; It’s A Solar Panel For Megan Fox References.”

John Axford – This made me laugh for some reason.  CBS Sports’ blurb about Dor-K was, “He’s not closing anything.”  Ha!  You don’t say?  The guy on Project Runway who’s from Belarus, I think his name is Balki Bartokomous, could’ve told you that.

Zach McAllister – For s’s and g’s, let’s see when I told you to pick him up:  June 26th.  He’s now at 11% owned in ESPN leagues after a month of solid starts.  45% of ESPN are abandoned, 15% of ESPN leagues are actively managed but by people following ESPN’s ‘pert advice and 20% of ESPN leagues are owned by monkeys in the Congo as a sick laboratory experiment by Justin Morneau’s father, Dr. Morneau.  That means McAllister is actually owned in 102% of leagues, so ignore this.

Matt Harvey – I just went over my Matt Harvey fantasy.  It had rainbows and leprechauns and other cereal-related images.

Paul Maholm – If starters were gold chains, this week’s Buy would be Mr. T.  On June 29th, he threw a 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER gem.  Since then, 37 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  For reals, or as my Vietnamese friends would say, “Pho reals.”

Mike Minor – He still looks far from dazzling.  In fact, his ERA looks zaddling, which is the exact opposite of dazzling.  Start using it; it’s a real word.  He has strung together three straight solid starts and he’s got more upside than a St. Bernard with human hands as created by Dr. Morneau.  He’s a mad genius!

Neftali Feliz – He’s almost set to return as a starter and the Rangers need him.  Weird that his ownership numbers are so low, since everyone drafted him this year and he still has a 3.16 ERA.  But what do I know?  I’m just a poor ‘pert nobody loves me…He’s just a poor ‘pert from a poor family!

Ross Detwiler – I swear, I feel like I’ve been telling you to pick him up since May.  Granted, he lost a rotation spot for like a minute (not an Urbandictionary minute, which is actually a long time).  Detwiler has a 3.01 ERA in 92 2/3 IP.

Jeff Samardzija – I understand your hesitation with picking him up.  Lousy team and at any moment he feels like he could drop a nine earned run game while accidentally running over your Gam-Gam.  His upside makes the gamble worth it, if you need Ks.

Ryan Roberts – This is a very tentative Buy.  If his first half of last year was an algebraic equation, he’s proofed it was a fluke.  The preceding was written by someone who used to do their math homework by looking at the answers in the back of the book.

Todd Frazier – .283 average, 27 runs, 33 RBIs and 10 homers in 223 ABs and the everyday job.  Now that I have that out of the way, I’ve had him on a team for 55 ABs and I have 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 0 homers and a .255 average, and I just got 2 runs and 2 RBIs three days ago.  Honestly, I’m not even sure how it’s mathematical possible my Frazier numbers are so bad.  Yeah, I really know how to sell a Buy.

Eric Chavez – While A-Rod’s out, Chavez will see the majority of at-bats unless the Yankees trade for someone.  That’s all the positive I have to say on him, and that was enough for a bunch of AL-Only’ers to get excited.

Jayson Werth – He’s due back on Tuesday.  What’s that Werth to you?  Hahahahahaha… Breath, Grey, breath!  It wasn’t that funny.  You’re right, Random Italicized Voice.  Sorry.  But it’s gotta be Werth something!  Hahahahahaha…  I’m going to take a nap.

Coco Crisp – He’s hitting near .360 in July, 13 steals in June and July with 5 homers.  Will the real Krispie please stand up…Please stand up…Please stand up.

Travis Snider – Great upside for power and, if you own Travis Blackley, you can change your team name to The Travi Fountain and seem all cultured and shizz.

Carlos Gomez – He’s really terrible at this thing called baseball, but he’s currently hitting and has a tad bit of power and good speed.  BTW, you ever went to call him Chuck Vamos?  Eh, probably me.

Starling Marte – The Pirates have said Marte will not be called up to sit on the bench.  Or crap on the beach as Siri wanted to type.  Here’s my Starling Marte fantasy.

Roger Bernadina – I haven’t given him much pub recently even though he has been hitting and starting (over .450 in the last week with two steals).  That’s the good news.  The bad news is Werth is due back on Tuesday.  The Jason Mewes is calling Kevin Smith asking him to make another movie so he’s got something to do.

Ryan Theriot – Member last week when I said Theriot usually stays hot for about a week?  Emphasize ‘week’ or make it ten days.  Your call!

Josh Rutledge – He’s still hitting over .350 and the Rockies are headed home for the next ten days.  Coors + Hot Weather = Craig Robinson wearing water wings.  Wow, my math is way off there, but I’d grab Rutledge.

Jordany Valdespin – At some point maybe the Mets will remove their heads from their asses and play Valdespin every day.  Especially Mr. Met, that’s gotta be really painful.

SELL

Jered Weaver – I almost didn’t write this Sell.  First, I’m not telling anyone to sell him for, say, Latos and Danny Espinosa.  As someone probably told Jonathan Lipnicki and he adopted it as a mantra for his adult life, don’t get too cute with yourself.  Weaver is an ace, i.e., a number one fantasy starter, I before E except in Teixeira, he shouldn’t be sold like he’s got the gout.  He does have some peripherals that show red flags.  His K-rate is his lowest since his rookie year and below a 7.  That’s not great.  His xFIP is 3.98, which is not good either, but last year he had a 3.80, so not completely unprecedented.  His FIP puts him in the company of Dempster, Jarrod Parker and Anibal Sanchez.  Guys that are probably considered way below him on the food chain (and, with his trade, I do think Anibal is below him by a lot).  If you throw out his Win-Loss record, he’s pitching around the same as Jordan Zimmermann.  Guys who are above him that may not seem it are Greinke, Cliff Lee, Felix Hernandez and David Price.  Again, don’t trade Weaver for a napkin once used by Shia LaDouche, but I’d explore options.

494 Responses

  1. Wake Up says:
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    Jeopardy rules!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Alex Trebek – Who is a man that should have never shaved his stache?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, What is – True?

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Wake Up, Who would you lose, if you had to lose one closer?

          Soriano
          Clippard
          Putz
          Motte
          Frieri

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Putz

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Grey, Thanks Scout Master Grey…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem, Wollf Packer…

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Grey, If Longo is not back soon, I’m going to take my shirt off, open a bottle of wine, grab an axe, and find a tree to chop down…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I have one in my backyard…

  2. paddytwotimes says:
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    @ Grey

    Griffin v. Detwiler?

    Also, is there a dictionary term for the ability to pick up a hot player/trade for a hot player and make them terrible by simply being on your specific team?

    Great as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddytwotimes, I’d stick with Detwiler, but could make a case for either depending on matchups… Ha… Nah, no term yet! Thanks!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, the Cooler

  3. Chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    1. Samardzija or Minor tomorrow?

    2. I sat Kendrick today over Boesch/Krispie/Jennings. Did I make a mistake by not sitting Boesch (0-for-last-8)?

    3. Please rank Maholm, Homer Bailey, Detwiler, Samardzija, Minor.

    Thanks…hope you have a nice Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, 1. Minor 2. I’d give Boesch this weekend to do something 3. Minor, Detwiler, Bailey… Thanks, you too!

  4. Marqo says:
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    Making Jered Weaver a SELL is the dumbest thing you’ve done all season.
    Just watching him, his mixture of pitches – Unique. Best pitcher on Baseball.
    Mark my words. We’ll talk again in a couple of starts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marqo, His Ks have just been so flaccid… But we shall see…

      • Marqo says:
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        @Grey, do u just look at his stats or have you seen him pitch a couple of games this year?
        He gets the outs. Two weak outings this year. One vs. Texas, the other one vs. The Yankees.
        7 Wins in row. WHIP below 1.00.

        Note:
        1) Yankees won’t trade for Headley
        2) Weaver a Sell today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve seen him pitch a few times… How else can I watch Trout?

  5. Stumanji says:
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    I just visited Trevi Fountain yesterday…WEIRD! Sounds like I’ve missed some big trades and injuries whilst on vacay. Gotta catch up on my shizz…but first I need another gelato. Ciao, ameci. (<<cultured!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ciao, bella!

  6. EK says:
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    Pls rank for a spot (h2h pts):

    Jiminez @ MIN
    Kelly vs CHC
    Eovaldi vs SD

  7. Fletch says:
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    Harvey, McAllister, J. Garcia or Blackley…which two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister, Harvey

  8. TheNewGuy says:
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    Kuroda, E-Jax, or Z-Mac (McAllister)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  9. PWNightmare says:
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    Valdespin just got OF eligibility on ESpiN today, as well.

    He will be the Jeremy Lin of the Mets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  10. PWNightmare says:
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    *ESPiN (<– it's funny written that way)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PWNightmare, I appreciate it…

      • PWNightmare says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. I guess you can’t graduate from comedian school until you master you delivery, eh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can audit a class or two though…

  11. Matt2 says:
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    I currently need W’s and ERA would be nice as well, but currently am top 2 in K’s and WHIP. My question is I have a few pitchers who I’m not sure are declining or just really slumping. My current staff is:

    Capuano
    Peavy
    Harrison
    Fiers
    Niese
    Miley

    Available are:

    Griffin
    Vargas
    Lincoln
    Wei-Yin Chen
    Westbrook
    Detwiler
    Villanueva
    Blackley
    Maholm
    Samardzija
    McAllister
    Minor

    Should I switch any out or stay the course? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt2, Vargas (at home), Minor… Over Harrison…

      • Matt2 says:
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        @Grey, You think Capuano is worth holding onto for now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do…

  12. jack says:
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    Is there a term for a pitcher who either gets mauled in the first inning or, if he makes it out unscathed, is totally shut-down rest of the way? That’s who Lance Lynn is! 5 BR in the first, lucky only 3 came in. And lucky for me two were on a monster Rizzo jack! That boy’s short stroke all hips and wrist swing is fun to watch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Yeah, agreed… No term yet, but open to suggestions…

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, How about “Shorty” from the old GI saying “Cut off my legs and call me Shorty!” … an expression of surprise/disbelief. Plus of course Shorty connotes short outing and your ratios/legs are getting cut out from under you …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think we can do better…

        • jack says:
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          @jack, BTW, Lance is throwing 92 today. He gets crushed when he is not averaging 94-95

  13. Tbone says:
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    Me lose Pedroia gain Wainwright? Dominating offensive categories across the board and falling on pitching. I have Neil Walker currently @ 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay, think you should get a bit more…

  14. Simple Jack says:
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    In case you missed it on the last post, my first, poorly done, attempt for the term of an abundance of bench bats is…

    “Surplus of Schmomaybe’s” – the could/should act like Schmotatos but they don’t usually and we are left deciding to fill out our Utility spot with one them in some arbitrary way. It’s like you have Lind who is hitting .140 against Lefties and Krispie is batting .500 against Happ and you play Krispie and he goes 0-4 and Lind hits a homer.

    “Utility Roulette” – like Russian Roulette, but the gun is full of bullets and the point if for one of them to actually leave the barrel…of the bat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t hate them, but I think we can do better…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I will be drinking later tonight so I should have something better around 3 AM.

  15. Bolt says:
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    Rizzo or hosmer in a keeper

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer…Tough call though…

  16. K!cks says:
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    Griffin, Detwiler, or Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler

  17. Simple Jack says:
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    I can’t believe you and AM were talking about Snow. You should ask Nick on the Podcast about his fellow Canadien, I would like to hear his thoughts. His first album was 12 inches of Snow, I think its commentary on Canadien weather but I can be wrong.

    He was the Canadien Vanilla Ice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simple Jack, He totally was! I think it was a comment on weather and staying indoors with cocaine, but I could be wrong…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, thats right, us American would talk about the snow in Alaska or Colorado

  18. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    You have the best baseball site in the world. Not kidding. Where else can I get spot-on advice on A.J. Griffin (who I picked up a day before reading this) followed by hilarious references to Balki from Perfect Strangers on the same page?

    What’s the deal with Wil Myers? I keep trying to stash him when I hear he’ll get called up soon, only to burn a roster spot as he stays in AAA. And was picking up Matt Harvey a good move?

    thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Thanks, man! Picking up Harvey was solid… I think Myers will be up if the Royals trade a OF this weekend otherwise he’s not coming up until Sept.

  19. Simple Jack says:
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    We have had these weekend discussions about terms that never seem to get completed. There are the players that get the boost by hitting at Colorado, the Mariners hitters that hit like normal players on the road and another I can’t seem to remember right now but will come to me later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simple Jack, Yeah, we need to close out a few, but haven’t felt we’ve nailed them yet…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I’m still lobbying for Bichetter, a few of my friends who read Razzball but don’t comment have been asking me what the verdict is. they actually use it regulalry with a Jewish accent.

        The Seattle one was tough, I think we should modify the definition to any hitter on a team that plays home games in Petco, Oaktown, and Safeco. Since those are the big 3 offensive duds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed on the Mariner one, should encompass any hitter who plays his home games in a pitchers park… Rudy didn’t like Bichetter…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, damn you Rudy!

          • Goose says:
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            @Grey,

            Any hitter who plays his home games in a pitcher’s park but hits well on the road

            = Homey the Clown?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Doesn’t say that he’s good on the road though…

              • Goose says:
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                @Grey,

                Anchors Away?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t think it works…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, polybatist – picture the traveling salesman of the past going all over the country making new families while his leagal wife stays at home and never gets lovin. All those other broads are getting banged everytime he comes through town but that one at home just waits around unfilfilled. the word may need adjusting but the idea is there. *term derivied from polygamist.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I like your definition a lot but the word feels awkward…

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, thats why I said the term needs work, any help commentors?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Polybigbatamist?

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey,HA! better than mine, and it sounds like polygamist, bigamist and infers the good road stick, pun intended.

                      If that sticks I get intellectual credit/property for that.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, you’ll get partial credit if I can get it past Rudy…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, he’s already shot down previous attempts of mine, not feeling confient

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, he’s tougher than I am…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, like a nun with a ruler?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Habit and all…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, I’m not going to sleep well tonight

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Visions of Rudy Gamble in a habit? Yeah, will do it to you…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, now its turning into some weird Blus Brothers image and Rudy is all nunned up and well you know the rest

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… That’s Rudy!

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, after this dialogue he will never approve the term, will he?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Probably not…

  20. Justin says:
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    Picked up Harvey and Marte today. Thanks for the advice.

    Would you start Hughes tonight against Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d sit him in most leagues…

  21. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    My bad — just got to reading your part on Harvey. I’ll take a gamble on the high walks. His stuff looks overpowering.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looked real solid…

  22. Azt says:
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    Please rank ROS?

    Lester, Miley, Fister, Samardzija

    Thanks for all the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister, Samardzija

  23. JMAC says:
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    I’m in a h2h standard keeper league where you keep 5 players 1 rookie 1SP 1 Bat and 2 wildcard.

    Here is my lineup

    Kinsler
    Zimmerman
    Dunn
    Cargo
    Adam Jones
    Stanton
    J Montero

    Bumgarner
    Gonzalez
    Gallardo
    Lincecum
    Fiers
    Bauer

    I only listed players that pertained to the question. I’m currently 2.5 GB from the playoffs with a lot of runway left. I’m just wondering which offensive players I should try to pawn off to get an ace pitcher for next year, and at this point in time, who do you think my keepers and borderline keepers are for next year. I might need to get rid of Bauer because he’s out for so long. Sorry I’m rambling…

    Thanks Grey. You da man.

    • JMAC says:
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      And Tulowitzki* which confuses things furthur

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn and Jesus.. Don’t think you need an ace…

      • Giancrowave says:
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        @Grey, he has lincecum as his ace though.

        /sarcasm.

  24. Fitz says:
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    Grey, rest of season h2h league. Lucroy or J. Montero?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  25. Kershaw Shank Redemption says:
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    I want to pick up ruthledge who should i drop for him

    perezdespenser, cain…sugar!, dust in the lind, or Lord Valdespin?

    so far stream-o-nator is 4-5 only bad one lincecum against SD which he still had 8 k’s in 4.2 inning so atleast some value. So good work guys why do certain players change their score up to the game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valdespin… Gotta ask Rudy Streamonator questions… His post will be on Monday…

  26. Simple Jack says:
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    what do you think of choo for castro?

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Simple Jack, I have Elvis, bono and Kendrick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Castro

  27. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    drop bud norris for aj griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  28. jaw says:
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    trade beltran for nelson cruz? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… I trust Cruz a bit more if he stays healthy…

  29. AdamH says:
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    Is this a fair trade?

    I give: Josh Reddick, Dickey, JZimm, Vogelsong, Marmol

    I would get: McCutchen, Wandy, Lilly

    I have Strasburg, Lohse, Vargas, Scherzer, Grienke as my other SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit much for McCutchen…

      • AdamH says:
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        @Grey, How would you recommend I change the offer? Take out Dickey or JZimm?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Remove Dickey

  30. mauledbypandas says:
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    I finally dropped Hosmer in 3/4 leagues. The last one is coming soon! You can thank me later for his incoming hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, If you let him go the hits will come… for someone else

  31. MrHappyTime says:
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    Rank the top 2 hitters and pitchers ROS.

    Hitters: Lorenzo Cain, Starling Marte, Travis Snider, Jason Werth, Colby Rasmus

    Pitchers: AJ Griffin, Matt Harvey, Clay Buchholz, Paul Maholm, Doug Fister.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz, Fister… Rasmus, Werth

  32. Azt says:
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    I need to drop one of the following:

    Quentin, Marte, Cain, Desmond Jennings or BJ Upton

    to grab Berkman off waivers to give me depth at 1B as those guys are on my bench.

    also would you take a chance on Lester if he is on Waiver wire?

    Thanks

    • Giancrowave says:
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      @Azt, Buster Olney posted that apparently 14% (i think) of Bostons games will be played at Yankee Stadium to finish the year. Maybe it was a little smaller. Won’t sit well for Lester though.

      Maybe i’m thinking too deep.

      Plus he burned me last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quentin… I wouldn’t mess with Lester in most leagues…

  33. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    drop worley or lorenzo cain sugah to pick up harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worley

  34. Giancrowave says:
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    Theres discussion on this in the forum, but do you think Medlen is rosterable for upside? Braves apparently no longer looking for a starter, now seeking pen and bench help with trade deadline nearing.

    Teheran, Delgado and Medlen on the waivers, touching any in a deep 16 team league? Would drop either Hultzen or Yonder Alonso or maybe Cashman for them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for right now but I do think Delgado and Medlen can have value in that league…

  35. Simple Jack says:
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    what about this one, I give up Castro, Middlebrooks, and either Puma or Snider and I get Ethier and your besteee at 3rd Zimmerman. I’m trying to consolidate to open up a streamoto (my hybrid term) on my roster. I have Wright at 3rd and Elvis at short. I would slot zim at CI and either bono or howie doodoo at MI. I figure even if Zim’s does his usually injury thing, the risk is worth it. I have gonzo, morse, La Rockin, Lind and Puma, HeyNow, JUpton, to man 1st/OF/Util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I need more than that…feeling the dog day fantasy crazy coming on. Litteraly around August every year I get a little nutzo.

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, what are your thoughts on castro in the second half? he has been sucking it the last 60. Actually since June 1 he has been pretty blah. Since June 1st he’s batted .229 with 1 sb and 14 rbi’s after batting .318 the first two months with 32 rbi’s and 15 bags. runs are a wash and he is only.256 at home this year vs. .296 on the road. Of course this could end up like Rios, literally the day after I dropped him he goes on the tear that has not stopped yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop him…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I meant as part of a trade

  36. Simple Jack says:
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    I hate that my FBB( fantasy baseball boyfriend, babys mama term) is on vacation, so please rank, McCallister, Harvey, Sheets. I may need to make a drop if what I saw was true. The weird thing is I own McDonald and my gut says outside of 2 or 3 starts the he is going to be mediocre in 2nd half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sheets, McAllister

  37. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Laughing my ass off at your brilliant post on the way to Vegas. Good shit as always! Cheers (Monster/Vodka in a Starbucks cup in hand)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Always reads better if you’re drunk! Have a good time!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, where was the vegas stuff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What Vegas stuff?

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, Im an idiot I thought he meant you were making comments about Vegas. I am Simple Jack

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Going full Bedard…

  38. Bombo Rivera says:
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    12-team league: After a couple of trades, my SPs are Felix, Price, Stras, CJ Wilson, Kennedy, Burnett and Hanson. I’m in a pretty big hole in the WHIP category at the moment, but looking good in the other pitching categories. Would you drop Hanson and his 1.43 WHIP to take a shot on Detwiler? Griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t….

  39. Goose says:
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    Per my comment the other day, I’m still holding onto my boy Jemile Weaks… just couldn’t pull the trigger!

    But I did make the following offer:

    Bruce for Kipnis + Frieri

    would then drop Jemile, and my OF would be: Braun, Hamilton, Joyce, Revere, with Lind as my UTIL (been rotating Lind/Revere in my UTIL depending on matchups).

    This is a keeper league, where we get to keep 4. I’ve got Miggy, Braun, Hami, and MadBum for now – with Bruce in the convo along with Panda. But Kipnis could even possibly get thrown in the discussion, depending how he finishes…

    It’s a holds league too, so Frieri has some bonus value there too.

    Anyhoo, you like this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looms decent if you need a 2nd baseman…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or looks…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey,

        Hope it looms large and looks decent and dude accepts the offer…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yup…

  40. Long Bawls says:
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    Astros claim Chuck Fick off waivers. His name, in German, means “Chuck Fuck.” That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome!

  41. JR says:
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    I can’t find Jordany Valdespin in the glossary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  42. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Start Bruuuuce @Col even though he’s facing a lefty Pomeranz? I have Cain, Jennings, and Middlebrooks on the bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him in Coors, yeah…

  43. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need a util fill in (util in?) while Rasmus is sucking. weekly roto league need rbi and sbs. who two do you like best of these guys? lind, bernadina, r davis, marte, saunders and snider?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind, Snider

  44. herschel says:
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    @Grey: also, do you see hultzen and/or straily getting called up before sept 1? non-keeper league, trying decide if its worth keeping them on my roster.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be called up in the next few days due to trades otherwise probably not until Sept.

  45. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Better ROS – Head-Head Points:

    Neftali Feliz or Matt Garza

    Jarrod Parker or AJ Griffin

    Justin Ruggiano or Ichiro

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza, Parker, Ruggiano

  46. aj says:
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    13 teaM 5X5 START DETWILER @ MIL TODAY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for it…

  47. J Money says:
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    8 team 7×5
    Give: Sale and Pence
    Get: Cargo

    Pitching isn’t an issue thanks your advice on this site.
    Finding a solid hitter seems to be more of an issue considering I was the guy who drafted Tulo in the league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take CarGo there, it’s just fair though…

  48. Jason says:
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    Buy or Sell Bonifacio?

    Buy or Sell Kubel?

    A have both these guys, I am considering trading them both for Ian Desmond and Brett Lawrie. Rutledge would turn into a starter for me while I wait for Ian.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not a good trade…

  49. This is a question for Grey and the considerable Razzball brain trust….

    Looking for help in tweaking a trade with the team that lost A-Rod and is looking to replace him with David Wright from my team, in return for Prince. I could spare Wright by playing Miggy at 3B and then Prince at 1B.

    This is all in a 16-team 5×5 redraft league. The only categories where I don’t have at least 12 points (out of 16) are R, AVE, OPS, Ks with SVs losing ground due to recent roster changes.

    I’d rather have Wright than Prince (Prince offers more power but that’s my strongest hitting category) and so want to ask the other guy for something extra, a throw in or the addition of a second player each with a slightly better second player coming to me, perhaps upgrading a weak position or category. I’m listing both rosters below … I’d love to have a few ideas on how to make the trade work out. For what it’s worth, he’d like Rizzo to replace Prince at 1B, but I’m not sure what to ask for in return (he said no to Wainwright). Also, he’s a serious Yankees fan so prying away Jeter would be tough.

    We’re both in the top three teams, and so the stakes are high. The other guy is accustomed to being near the top, for me it’s less usual. He’s way over on the innings limit; I’m slightly under.

    My team:
    C Wilin Rosario
    1B Miggy, Rizzo,
    2B Aaron Hill
    3B Wright
    SS Rutledge
    OF Bruce, Stubbs, Victorino, De Aza, Rasmus, Berkman
    SP Anibal, Garza, Matt Moore, Bumgarner, Gio
    RP Parnell, Cishek
    Cook, Pestano
    DL FrankFrank, Desmond

    The other team:
    C Posey
    1B Prince
    2B Zobrist
    3B Eric Chavez
    SS Jeter
    OF Trout, Fowler, Granderson, LaHair
    SP Ivan Nova, Karstens, Hughs, Cahill, Kuroda, Wainwright, Derek Holland, Oswalt
    RP Broxton, Nathan, David Robertson,
    DL A-Rod, Werth, Andrew Bailey

    Any ideas? Please help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright for Prince then adding guys? Fowler for Berkman? Jeter for Rizzo and Rutledge?

  50. JTR says:
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    Werth, Ramus, Cespedes…. Pick two for the rest of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Werth…

  51. dfielding29 says:
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    trade offered to me of: justin upton for dempster and cuddyer

    already have mccutcheon, granderson, adam jones, cecspedes and bj upton in OF and my pitching is toots and my 2nd base is espinosa right now

    redraft after the season, accept trade or fade?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it… Would want Upton…

  52. Marty Funkhouser says:
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    @Grey: Please rank: Feliz, Fiers, McAlister, and Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz, Fiers…

  53. aj says:
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    13 team 5×5 is plouffe worth rostering while on the dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have room…

  54. royce! says:
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    Greinke an Angel?

  55. royce! says:
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    Yep, Greinke an Angel. Segura and two AA pitchers to MIL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s very nice for the Angels…

  56. Simple Jack says:
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    Greinke to the Angels for Segura and two AA arms

  57. Phil says:
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    I’m giving up Chapman for Aj Griffin and Fiers.
    What do you think?
    I do have Valverde. And Jansen.
    So I might be ok without Chapman.

    • royce! says:
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      @Phil, I’d stick with Chapman, unless you have a big lead in saves and/or Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, think you could do better…

      • Phil says:
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        @Grey, You mean I can do better by trading for better players then AJ and Fiers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I mean, I think you can get better players, yeah…

          • Phil says:
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            @Grey, What if I trade Valverde Or Jansen for AJ Griffin?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Valverde’s fair…

  58. royce! says:
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    Who do you think takes Greinke’s spot in the rotation? Thornburg? Wily Peralta’s been pretty good recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thornburg would be my guess…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Thornburg? More like Boring-burg.

        Actually, he’s not that boring, but not being in any NL-only leagues, he’s irrelevant, for now. I’ve been drinking Stone’s 10th Anniversary Ruination, which I just discovered is 10.5% ABV, so I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict that Wily’s gonna take over after a couple of blah starts by Thornburg. Getting wild up in here!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Jesus, I thought I was getting wild…what have you been drinking? And thanks, now that’s going to be stuck in my head. I’m grilling up some steaks and once they’re done I’m going to sing to them…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gargling… Put your lips here…

  59. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Surprised not to see Anibal in the Sell section…

    Would you bench and hold or drop him in a 10 teamer?

    WW options include Villanueva, Blackley, Bailey, McAllister, Lincoln, Harvey, and Estrada

    “Thanks” in advance. And that’s me quoting future me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold to see how he does tomorrow… I already said to Sell him kinda…

  60. wolfpack says:
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    Start or sit minor vs. Philly?? If sit, stream deduno or t. Hunter?? Need k & w

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Minor… Other guys aren’t good…

  61. Carnac says:
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    Boesch Watch: 0-2

    The “hold” for a couple more days may expire in a couple more ABs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C’mon, Boesch… Don’t let me down…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, I hope he picks it up, but he’s starting to make my whole “start/sit bench bat roulette/embarrassment of riches/Razzterm to be determined” situation a lot easier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hope so too, since I own him… Wait, maybe that’s why he’s crapping the bed… Should’ve never picked him up…

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, Would you mind dropping him
            and changing the sheets? I need HRs!

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, 0-3

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @Carnac, 0-4

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Make it 0-4

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, You’re going to need a new mattress soon.

  62. Chillmodious says:
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    Watching Brewers-Nats and Melvin is in the booth trying to explain the Greinke trade. He sounds like a complete moron. Seems like a nice guy, but total idiot. He actually said something to the effect of ‘Segura should be great and I hope everyone else works out’ (paraphrasing, but that was the gist). I feel bad for Brewers fans.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, local color is pretty spotty in places…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Um… I’m talking about the team’s GM–Doug Melvin! Lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! My bad… Well, what I said wasn’t untrue…

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, Yup, still works quite well.

  63. Hoog says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m curious what combo of players you would rather have in a keeper league? My team right now is:
    C: Jesus
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Uggla
    3B: Wright
    SS: Espinosa (Aybar on dl)
    OF: Granderson, Jennings, Cain
    Util: Stubbs

    BN: Morneau, Marte, Votto (DL)

    Been offered my Wright, Fielder, Cain and a throw in, probably marmol, for Aram, Cargo, and Hanley. What do you think about that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, not crazy about it…

  64. Awesomus Maximus

    Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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    Sonavabench’d by Cruz, and Marte is 0-fer in his slot. So dumb… now my roto lead is down to just 20.5 pts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Aw, shucks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Oh, man… So THAT’S where he’s been!

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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        @Grey, Heeth totally reinvented himthelf. Heeth fabulouth!

        Cute black chick should have won last night, but Ven got the make up call for Ep. 1.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ven’s pretty amazing… If he had some personality, I’d say he’d win… Black girl, Ven and guy who won first one are top 3…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Agreed on all counts.

  65. Eddy says:
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    Desperately need SB. Who’s the pick up?

    Bernadina
    Crisp
    Carlos Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp

  66. Chillmodious says:
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    Argh…Sam Fuld in, Jennings resting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Argh, indeed…

  67. CD says:
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    Lucroy or Grandal ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

      • CD says:
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        @Grey, what about doumit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @CD, Doumit and Grandal are a tossup… I’d just go with Grandal…

  68. Slappy Pappy says:
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    I will enjoy dropping Boesch later tonight. Fact! Could you answer a few questions for me?

    1.) Pick up Krispie or Crispie to replace Boesch?
    2.) How the hell did Todd Helton not win the 2000 NL MVP?
    3.)
    4.) Please Rank: Milone, Griffin, Harvey, Harrell

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp… 2) HA! 3) Yup 4) Griffin, Milone

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        He had an incredible year!

        What about this trade.
        I give:
        Annibel and Milone

        I get:
        J. Parker and Z-Mac

        Getting too little back, or has he/she fallen that far?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he did… That trade’s fair, I wouldn’t do it though… They are all kinda pushes…

          • Slappy Pappy says:
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            Okay, I’ll let it ride. As always, thanks for the advice!

  69. longbeachyo says:
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    Drop Rasmus for Snider? Or maybe Grandal?? Or are we just trading one hot schmotatoe for another? Is Grandal for real? He looks good, but his 1.4 walk percentage is not cool…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Ramsus… Grandal is more or less for real, not much power though…

  70. knighttown says:
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    Harper for Willingham pretty close? Would I need to add a closer to get Willingham and if so, someone shitty like Parnell or decent like Wilhelmsen or Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close… You shouldn’t have to add a closer, but can add Parnell…

      • knighttown says:
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        @Grey,

        Asking another way…I’m really struggling with HR and RBI’s in my 12 team daily league. Is Josh’s power for real? He’s 3rd in MLB in RBI’s. I can afford to lose Harper’s runs if I’m going to get 15 HR the rest of the way from Willingham.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, then it makes sense to grab Willingham…

  71. mike says:
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    hey grey pretty sure romo only has 28 innings or something irrelevant like that….

    Thanks!

  72. mike says:
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    i wanna know how you can possibly say look at stats like fip xfip and shitfip and say you should sell weaver. guys a stud..id tap that..hard.. bte you he pitches just as well as he did last year..just saying grey..bill james is a also a c?nt btw

    • Carnac says:
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      Murray, since when did you start going by “Mike”? Or reading “blogs”?

  73. Longbeachyo says:
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    Uh oh! Dunn is loose on the base paths again!! Chalk up another stolen base, baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Passed ball that wasn’t called?

  74. Carnac says:
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    Jim Johnson just submitted his bid for worst BS of 2012.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Carnac, Anyone know why Cook didn’t get the vulture win? According to the play-by-play, he finished the 8th and Blevins entered the 9th with the lead. Am I missing something arcane?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Carnac, I’m confused on this, too. Absolutely no clue. I thought that was the definition of vulture win.

        • Carnac says:
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          @Wilsonian, Glad to know I’m not the only one.

      • royce! says:
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        @Carnac, I think this is one of the discretionary rulings- Rule 10.17(c): The official scorer shall not credit as the winning pitcher a relief pitcher who is ineffective in a brief appearance, when at least one succeeding relief pitcher pitches effectively in helping his team maintain its lead. In such a case, the official scorer shall credit as the winning pitcher the succeeding relief pitcher who was most effective, in the judgment of the official scorer.

        • Carnac says:
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          @royce!, Oy. The first time in my fantasy career that this rule screws me. It’s certainly never benefited me.

          Thanks, Royce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s got some tough competition this year…

  75. Wilsonian says:
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    Plouffe just went Plouffe. Desmond and Tulo on the DL. Gotta get a live body in there. Check out these beauts and tell me who I gotta pick up:

    EverCab, Bloomquist, Rutledge, Elliot Johnson, Theriot, Valdespin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  76. Wilsonian says:
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    This is for anyone. In conjunction with my last post. I need a SS and I need one now. It’s a 16 Team H2H Keeper. We keep 5. I just got offered Starlin for Price. My pitching staff right now is Price, Moore, Vogelsong, Anibal, Lester, Minor. I could then pickup someone like Harvey, Detwiler, or Hultzen to hang on to him. What’s the consensus?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Wilsonian, Tough one. I think I’d actually hang onto Price in that situation. Is anyone like Rutledge available?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Carnac, Yeah, it’s definitely a fair offer. I’m thinking of countering with a lesser player for him, and if he denies it, oh well. And yeah, Rutledge is available. He’s one of the only worthwhile guys available.

        • longbeachyo says:
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          @Wilsonian, Try and offer him lester for castro! If not, you gotta ride the hot hand of lord Valdespin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you…

  77. royce! says:
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    I think this is the time I’ve watched the Olympics opening ceremony…is it supposed to leave me frightened for the future of the western world?

    • Carnac says:
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      @royce!, I don’t remember Beijing’s that well, but I think this is way weirder. I’m having flashbacks to my grad school time in England.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I missed it (for the last 12 years)…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, There was a gigantic baby puppet. It scared me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, put it in your mouth…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, That’s your answer to everything, isn’t it? At some point, there’s not going to be any room left and then you’ll be so embarrassed!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh man… I finally got that out of my head and then I read this and tried to think of what it was you meant and now it’s back in my head…

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey, Let us never speak of this again.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agreed!

    • Steve says:
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      @royce!, Nope. Thought it was pretty good.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Steve, To be fair, Steve lives in the Shire.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, Well, like I said, I’ve never watched it before, so I may not get the general theme or point of the opening ceremonies…is it to celebrate the achievements of the host nation, in an entertaining manner? Was one of Britain’s achievements bearing gigantic babies?

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, Yeah, its partly a celebration of the host country. The giant puppets were famous characters from English literature.

          • royce! says:
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            @Steve, I saw a bunch of famous British villains, but what character was the giant baby?

            Beyond the frightening baby, I take back my implied criticism. Gotta give it to them for including both Dizzee Rascal and Fuck Buttons. Though right now I am watching the procession of nations or whatever they call it and it’s only at Brazil, and it is feeling like that chapter in the Iliad when Homer lists the amount of ships and troops each town sent to war.

          • royce! says:
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            @Steve, And after trying to rock my teething daughter back to sleep for the third time tonight, I’m thinking that my psyche was just not prepared for the giant baby puppet.

  78. longbeachyo says:
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    Ummm, it’s Friday, and Mr. Trout does NOT have a stolen base. Is he hurt or what?!?
    That’s it, I’m getting rid of him… can’t stand these INCONSISTENT players!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Maicer was wearing his jersey tonight…

  79. Mike Fiers is a good pitcher – I have him in my keeper league – Looks like he is a keeper

    • @MrBaseball, please note 10 keepers and I do have a medioker team – not my doing – took over the mess – he is lights out

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, he’s not bad, little old for a rookie but still…

  80. Steve says:
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    Ok I’m embarrassed that I can’t figure out why Cook didn’t get the win for Oakland.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Me too.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, you see my earlier comment? It went a little something like this…
        Rule 10.17(c): The official scorer shall not credit as the winning pitcher a relief pitcher who is ineffective in a brief appearance, when at least one succeeding relief pitcher pitches effectively in helping his team maintain its lead. In such a case, the official scorer shall credit as the winning pitcher the succeeding relief pitcher who was most effective, in the judgment of the official scorer.

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, Yeah. I was just having fun replying to the other Steve.

          • royce! says:
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            @Steve, WTF?! First the giant baby puppet and now there are two Steves?!! Will this bad trip ever end?

    • Steve says:
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      @royce! thanks for the info.

  81. ABC says:
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    Offered Pujols and Cordero for my Weaver and Snider. He is leading league in hitting and I am leading in pitching. Thoughts? I might counter with Weaver for Pujols.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent… I’d take Pujols…

  82. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Someone just offered me Tulo and Brantley for my Trout (who can be kept for $4 in 2013, $8 in 2014, and $13 in 2015). Made me wonder if you get these “head scratcher” trade offers in ‘pert leagues, or is there some professional courtesy extended?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, get them all the time… Rudy traded Casilla for Darvish… No idea about that one still…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Ha! Oh yeah, keep forgetting about that one… a problem you’re not having, obviously.

  83. Chillmodious says:
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    Grey, would you start Anibal or Minor tomorrow? Or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Minor, I’m benching Anibal for tomorrow…

  84. royce! says:
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    Scutaro to the Giants… That should balance out the Dodger’s acquisition of Hanley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Keeping things fair…

  85. chunk says:
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    Chris Johnson or Ruggiano in a points league where OPS correlates with value? Currently have Frazier at 3B who I could move to LF if I dropped Ruggiano.

    Also, is it time to bench Uggla yet in a 16 team league and using Rutledge to fill in for him? I’ve been waiting him out so far but this slump is starting to hurt…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson… Bench Uggla for now…

  86. Bosmosis says:
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    Want to grab either AJ Griffin or Detwiler, but would have to drop either Liriano or Lester. Who to drop? Or should I sit tight? (And is Lester droppable beyond this particular add/drop?) Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, I’d lose Lester for Detwiler…

  87. Bosmosis says:
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    By the way, I think I’ve identified a flaw in Lester’s mechanics. It seems that every time he gets on the mound, he thrusts his pelvis forward and back repeatedly in a symbolic ass rape of my pitching ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, HA! Nice…

  88. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Hey Grey, which side? : 10 team QS/OBP Keeper league.

    My
    Mike Fiers -24 round Keeper

    for his

    Rizzo – 24 round Keeer
    and
    Josh Beckett -Round 5

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun,

      I was also thinking about countering with Motte/Rizzo for Fiers as I am Closer sucking with Axford/Johnson/Cook/Lopez getting lit up every night

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Rizzo side, not close… I’d take it before anyone changes their mind…

  89. nightpandas says:
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    Missed out on Griffin and Harvey, ROS any of these dudes worth a shot:
    Blanton, Britton, Estrada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Estrada

  90. MrHappyTime says:
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    I’ve lost Tulo and Aybar, who’s my best replacement for the rest of the season?

    Luiz Cruz, Ryan Theriot, Brandon Hicks, Willie Bloomquist, Maicer Izturis, Evereth Cabrera, or Marco Scutaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Theriot

  91. Is Blackley worth picking up or could he lose his spot if and when McCarthy gets healthy or they call up Strailey? I need another SP on my bench and was looking at him or McAllister or Maholm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RambleOn, Yeah, he’d be the first guy out… Go with McAllister…

  92. B.o.B says:
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    If you had to pick one start for the rest of the week, who you like? Only considering ERA and WHIP, wins and strikeouts don’t matter…

    Zimmermann @ Mil
    Greinke vs. TB
    Gio @ Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grienke

  93. Todd25 says:
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    i have b-phil and pedroia, and pedro is finding his stroke now

    b-phil, hanson for j-zim and fiers?
    or should i ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair if you need pitching…

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey, yeah i ‘d like to shore up my pitching.
        also what are your views on Jeter and Andrus ROS? who will get more counting stats? andrus hasn’t been nearly the SB fiend he was last year.

        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Andrus is better than Jeter… They’re not that far off with runs and RBIs though…

          • Todd25 says:
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            @Grey, you think andrus will steal more rest of season or Ron keeps the saddlebags on him? right now seems like he’ll barely get have of last season. I’m thinking about including a SS swap in that trade and getting andrus out of it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think Andrus could steal 20 bags the rest of the way and be close to last year, but it doesn’t look like he will…

              • Todd25 says:
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                @Grey, much thanks as always. randomly had a thought for the glossary, not sure what it would apply to, but a “Golden GreyGoose”. could apply to someone high on your buy list or top of your articles that shines thereafter. works in multiple ways i think.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hmm… I’m not sure that term works…

  94. Manutebologna says:
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    Trade ryan howard and anibal for vogelsong?

    Howard is rotting on my bench since I have prince, rizzo, la roche and goldy

    I could use the open spot to replace anibal with niese or an outfield bat like snider to mix in if boesch or cain go cold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  95. Simple Jack says:
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    This should be an interesting weekend. I kinda hate the uncertainty when one of your players might get moved to a team/park that can hurt them. Fortunately most of my drafted guys, those that are left, are sucking ass this year and no one would want them anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya… You kinda want people to want your guys on one have, other hand…. Not so much if it hurts their value…

  96. Simple Jack says:
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    I always assume that one of my closers will be moved every year to be a set-up man somewhere else. Its happened so many times. Its the worst when you have a solid hitter that goes to a team that puts them in a platoon or left handed bat off the bench. Of course this year I would not have minded Upton going to the Rangers…ooh that park, that heat, that line-up…I just got drool on my keyboard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, surprised Broxton hasn’t been moved yet…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, not sure what is wrong with the Royals. I thought they just had a lack of talent for a long time, but now that they do I think they have a mis-management problem. Trading Melky for Sanchez was just plain dumb and then ending up with Francis at the end of it all is just flat wrong. If anything they should of traded Frenchy. Maybe they think they can get more for Broxton if they wait til the deadline, but that could backfire on them. I mean he is still Broxton, and Ive watched alot of Dodger games, so I know how bad he can be. I never cared for his throwing motion, just looks like he is going to hurt himself….why no Wil Myers at this point of the season? he’s the future, not Frenchy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely… They should trade Broxton and Frenchy for whatever, some prospects maybe, doesn’t really matter those guys aren’t going to win it for them, and they should bring up Myers…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, That just gave me an idea for a term. A team that has a hot prospect that is wasting away/ nothing left to prove in the minors. Like some type of prospect tease….unless there already is one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm… There’s prospblock, but no term like what you’re saying…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, I see how the idea is a little different. Like Marte this year, the Pirates were teasing us the last month or so after it was apparent that Tabata and Presley just weren’t going to cut it… They tease us, like for instance you are at a bar trolling for some fresh cougars and you meet the recently “seperated” one who wears the outfit that lets you know time has been good to her and that the gym membership she has is not being wasted. She flirts with you, laughs at your jokes, brushes your arm with her great rack every so often, lets you know she is there. Then at the end of the night she whimps out cause she is still “technically” married when her ex is out banging anything that can say yes and has a pulse. Thats howI feel about prospects some time. Just big ass club teases.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, there’s also the ones you go home, they hit a homer in their first at-bat then for the next two weeks they have you buy their groceries and pick up their kids from school…

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, thats hilarious, you know your not suppose to hang out again after putting your flag in their peak. hopefully someone else will read and this contribute some term ideas.

  97. Sam says:
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    Panda to the DL… Who is the pick up for my UTL spot: Crisp, Stubbs or C Young?

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Sam, do you need power or speed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krispie

  98. letsgobravos says:
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    Just announced that Medlen will finally get a shot in the rotation on Tueday. JarJar to the pen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, he’s going to get rocked

  99. Herschel says:
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    @grey: Medlen or Detwiler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler….

  100. royce! says:
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    Joining the chorus: Medlen or Griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin… But could go either way on matchups…

  101. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, gotta list the whole team here.

    C – Perez
    1b – Reynolds
    2b – Kipnis
    3b – Lawrie
    SS – Plouffe
    OF – Jones
    OF – Stubbs
    OF – Cain
    UTIL – Middlebrooks
    UTIL – Marte
    BN – Boesch
    BN – Desmond
    BN – Stanton
    DL – Tulo

    SP – Price
    SP – Moore
    SP – Vogelsong
    RP – Chapman
    RP – Casilla
    P – Pestano
    P – Minor
    BN – Lester
    BN – Anibal

    16 team H2H keeper where we keep 5 as long as we want. I need an SS. Rutledge or Valdespin are the best available. Been offered Castro for Price or Elvis for Lawrie. Would you do either one? I’m a little leery of losing either of those guys in a forever keeper. What’s the consensus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t really lose a top pitcher with that staff… I’d grab Rutledge…

  102. royce! says:
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    I’m battling in the RCL to advance in AVG, and the guy who I keep pulling ahead of and then losing ground to has, among other injured players, Gamel. It’s like racing against a zombie and losing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, seems like the way to the best average is not having any players in your lineup…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, It’s also the best way to 23 points, which is that team’s total for the year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes

  103. Jon says:
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    Medlen over Leake, Oswalt, Capuano, Anibal or a RP like Casilla, Cook or Cishek? (keeper league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  104. Prezii says:
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    Follow streamonater and run harrell out there vs PIT?

    over guys like Ubaldo@MIN or Richard@MIA??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like the Stream-o-nator really likes Harrell… Worth giving it a whirl if you need the start…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, man crush for the stream o nater? Ill go with it i guess.. i do need the start..

  105. Jon says:
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    Do you like Blackley @ BAL or Maholm v STL for a streamer tomorrow? Stream-o-nator likes Blackley…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackley…

  106. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it time to fully believe in Minor? He’s looked rather solid lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As long as he keeps his walks in check, he’s solid…

  107. Steve says:
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    Cannot believe the week my opponent is having. This guy’s team is second-last but his average is .333 and his OBP is .403. He has weeks hitting .450, Haley at .350 and M Montero at .643!

    Me? I’m 4/29 today and of course got sonavabenched by Rasmus. Somehow I’m winning 7-5.

    Oh, and Bruce is useless. There, I said it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7-5 locked in and can only get better or is it still pretty up in the air?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Down by 2 homers and 4 RBI so could get better, assuming my stupid team can produce any of those. And only ahead by 1 steal…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not terrible…

  108. Chillmodious says:
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    This whole bench bat roulette situation is maddening. Sat Boesch and went with Kendrick and Krispie in the lineup. Waiting on Kendrick’s results, but Boesch was 2-4 with a RBI and Krispie didn’t start for the D-Bagcks. So annoying.

    On another subject, thanks for steering me towards streaming minor today. He looked great. I was planning to drop him to stream Maholm tomorrow and then drop Maholm to stream Homer Bailey tuesday (vs. SD). Once that scenario plays out, who would you want to own going forward for ROS?: Minor, Bailey, Maholm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  109. Steve says:
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    Yeah. CarGo reaches on a fielder’s choice and gets caught stealing. Sums it up nicely.

  110. Simple Jack says:
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    who is the handcuff in colorado these days? I saw there is a lot of interest in bettancourt

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Simple Jack, I’d say Brothers. But wouldn’t schock me to see them try Belisle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rex Brothers

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, thats what i think too, but he been terrible

  111. TheNewGuy says:
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    To continue the sonuvabench theme tonight, Rasmus and Revere for me.

    Pick 4 outta these OF/Util types, to roll with for now:

    Lind, Revere, Rasmus, Craig, Snider, Melk-man, Bruce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky, Bruce, Rasmus, Snider

  112. Chillmodious says:
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    Wilton Lopez pitching the 9th — woo!

    Wilton Lopez pitching the 9th… with his team down 4-3 — boo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Dah…

  113. Eddy says:
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    Jay Bruce reminds me of those sour patch kids commercials.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Not familiar with them…

    • Steve says:
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      @Eddy, I’m sour on him. Useless bastard.

      • Eddy says:
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        @Steve, He’ll hit five homers soon enough and make you forget….until his next .197 month.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Eddy, what, just that they suck?

  114. Wilsonian says:
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    Wow Ike Davis. Wow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think that’s the first time I’ve had a 3 homer game from a player in like two years…

  115. royce! says:
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    Liriano to CWS for a no power MI and a low-ceiling pitching prospect. Is Liriano a poison pill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you think the White Sox would’ve seen him enough to know better…

  116. mike says:
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    hey grey member when you said kemp wouldnt hit .300 again..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure if we can consider Kemp’s season a success at this point…

  117. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – To qoute the White Sox boards – “Coop’ll fix him.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Hehe

  118. Steve says:
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    Hey Grey – hope you’re still roaming the Razzball campus.

    Curse me for asking if you like, but who’s most likely to get a save tomorrow? Burton, Perkins, Lopez or Dunn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Burton

  119. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Would Hanley for Hamilton be a good trade for me if I’m looking to add HR potential? Worth it for the rest of the season?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, Yeah, sounds fair…

  120. nightpandas says:
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    starting Latos at Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Nope

  121. HoosierDaddy says:
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    Oh Swami-

    My SP is a disaster in a 12 team 5×5 and I only have two moves left for the ROS. I have Latos, Zimmerman, Darvish, Shields, Oswalt, Anibal

    I need help in Ks, WHIP, and W (so i’d prefer to avoid 5th starters who could get skipped)

    The wire has available:
    Maholm, Beavan, McCallister, Samardzija, Saunders, Lincoln, Hellickson, Vargas, Karstens, De Vries

    Which 2 would you drop, which 2 would you ride the rest of the way?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Hold

  122. Bernie Brewer says:
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    You starting Kuroda against BOS today?

    Slightly ahead of my innings cap pace for the year…

    I’m on the fence…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, Sit

  123. Steven says:
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    Would you drop Samardzija,Niese,Hughes or McAllister for Minor? Or Hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Hughes

  124. paulzone says:
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    furcal or seager ROS at SS?

    need any help I can get in avg/obp…runs and sb’s too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Seager…

  125. Dominic says:
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    Is it crazy I already had 5 players on this list on my roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dominic, Nope

  126. Dynasty League Trade – I have Austin Jackson

    Colby Rasmus
    Dylan Bundy

    [ View Trade ]

    Austin Jackson

    Lets start off how bad of a trade would it be to deal Jackson for Rasmus

    then does Bundy make the team the start of next year or do I have to wait 2 years from now – which I do not want to wait – I am not 100 % sold on Matt Moore’s future value so I am not sure what Budy’s value would be

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrBaseball, It’s a fair trade, Bundy could be 12 months away (mid-summer next year)… I’d hold…

  127. Sagnof specialista says:
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    hey grey, who’s better ROS Worley or Arroyo?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worley…

  128. Simple Jack says:
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    haha, the elder statesman of the Astros, Chris Johnson, gets traded to the D-Backs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… Yup…

  129. Simple Jack says:
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    my gut keeps saying, no McDonald for you, ala the soup nazi….I’ve been thinking of just letting him go, so far today he has 5 walks in 3 innings today. I think its time to sell the farm…that was a bad pun.

    Been watching Bar Rescue today, have you seen it?

    Not sure if i like it or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never seen it, but it sounds like a show I’d like… You’re over pouring the schnapps on the Fuzzy Navel!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, seriously, that’s kinda right, you sure you haven’t seen this? or like myself spent in one capacity or another your adult life in a bar.

        That guy is always pushing for food and brings in a “mixologist” to show them how to make swanky hip drinks. It’s kinda annoying

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I took a bartender course in college… You do what you can to get easy grades…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I was a bar back and did some bouncing at a sports bar when I was 20. Lots of fun.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Being the guy in charge where people get drinks when you’re 20, can’t beat that…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, I remember some chicks I went to high school with showed up at that place, it was not that close to home, and I denied them cause I knew they were using fakes. Took their ID’s and everything. They should of been nicer to me back in school. Yeah throwing out drunk frat boys and douche bags that thought they were fighters was tight. Plus all the poon that would just hang out and talk to you all the time. I got so much parking lot head at that job.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Nice abuse of power!

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, Yeah that was awesome. I got to do all kinds of cool shit at that job. And the funny thing is I was a bus boy to start there. I also cooked too. I think my boss liked that I helped them beat the black guys at the park playing basketball one day and from then on out I got all kinds of cool opportunities.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! You should’ve took a $10 cover charge from them…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, No kidding, it was so bad that even when I wasn’t wearing black it would happen. some of the places my girlfriend and her friends would go to you would have to be anorexic to fit in there. But when some random douche would be talking to her or her friends and I would walk up they would immediately tell me not to kick their ass. I wish i had some of that on video, so hilarious. Strangely I always made freinds with security at bars/clubs out there so when I would go back I would never have to wait in line. It was like some big guy code.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The “you can get away with anything” code because people are afraid of you…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, I will admit I got a few free drinks from time to time. But they never knew that I never liked violence per se. I got that out of my system at a young age and didn’t need to prove myself to everyone over and over again. but it is fun to play on peoples pre-conceived ideas of other people based on appearance.

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, funny side note, I hated when I would wear a black shirt out to LA or Hollywood because every time I went outside to have a cigareete at those bars people would come up and show their ID’s. It like I know I’m not 140 lbs but damn, just because someone was an offensive lineman in high school doesn’t mean they are a door man every where they go.

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, what about McDonald?

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, Aarrrgh! he gives up 4 er today agianst the Astros AAAteam. He’s ER’s the last five starts are 4,6,5,4,4…..

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @Simple Jack, now 5 er’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, frustrating…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I want to drop him but I just noticed that Matt Cain has been just as bad the last 30 days.

            please rank, Morneau, Lind, Puma

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Puma, Lind

  130. Jon says:
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    Who do you like more as a keeper: LoMo or Brett Anderson? Need to make a DL decision here… pitching is tough to come by in this league but I could see LoMo having good value in ’13 if he gets over his injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  131. NyJacobs says:
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    would you trade my cj wilson for jay bruce? 10 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs…

  132. Jon says:
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    Keeper league: guy wants my Lester and Jennings. Who should I try and get back?

    Halladay, Matt Cain, Kershaw, Latos, JMac, Sale, D Hudson, Scherzer, Griffin, Pomeranz… or maybe Ike Davis, Lo Cain, Moustakas, Alvarez…

    I’m thinking two pitchers but whatever is fair value…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of Kershaw, Sale, Cain or Moose and Latos…

  133. Jon says:
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    Pick up which guy? (to replace LoMo – I’ve been using him at OF or DH off the bench)… keeper league:

    Fowler, Saunders, C Davis, G Jones, Span, Frazier, Lind, Ruggiano, C Carter or Medlen, Blanton, Maholm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  134. letsgobravos says:
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    FUCK….could have traded McDonald for Ethier at the AS break. Looks like McDonald isn’t even going to be rosterable anymore…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, doesn’t look very solid…

  135. Steve says:
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    And of course here comes Lopez for the save opp. Every move I’m making right now is the wrong one.

    Yeah, and Bruce is officially an asshole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to bet on the Astros to get save opps then to go to the right man…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Turns out it wasn’t a save anyway. Stream-o-nator got it right with Harrell, though.

        Bruce still an asshole.

  136. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Wow, I rarely get mad Over fantasy but Axford has taken me to a different level. Dude loves giving up the home run ball. Pathetic!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, how bad he’s been after last year…

  137. Steve says:
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    How about an unlikely steal, Ethier?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or you Hill – steal third!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Steal home with two outs!

  138. Eddy says:
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    Grey, in your most recent closer look, you had Clippard as a brain freeze. However he’s recently been doing well and Storen has been lingering in a limbo since Davey not knowing how to use him.

    Do you think he keeps his job? An owner has been dying to trade him and two weeks ago I wouldn’t touch him, but now I’m wondering if he’s worth a shot.

    In addition, I saw you had Pence about 15 spots above Cruz in your second half rankings, but has the gap drawn closer in the last two weeks? I’m most likely going to flip one but I’m not sure which.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, Also, my two-day Ryan Roberts experiment didn’t pay off.

      Need a 3B in a 12-team OBP league until Plouffe comes back.

      Frazier, Middlebrooks or Chris Johnson, who was recently traded to ARI.

      • Eddy says:
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        @Eddy, And for the tri-fecta:

        Same OBP league

        Wilin Rosario, Jesus Montero or Yasmani Grandal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Montero…..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz and Pence are nearly interchangeable… Looks like he will keep the job unless he blows three games this week…

  139. Steve says:
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    Pretty pissed off that in a 20-run game, LaRoche has to leave with effing back tightness.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Steve, Or that Braun has a sweet 0-for-5 (albeit with one run, but still).

      • Steve says:
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        @Eddy, Well I’m against him (and don’t own him anywhere), so you won’t get much sympathy from me ;-)

  140. Steve says:
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    It’s actually Kyle Seager that’s ruined my day.

  141. Herschel says:
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    @grey: need the roster space, who do I drop (non keeper weekly roto)? Tulo, Plouffe, marcum, Hultzen or straily? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hultzen, Tulo…

  142. Steve says:
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    C’mon Royals. Need you geezers to take the lead here.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Stupid Royals.

  143. royce! says:
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    Need a schmohawk fill-in for Sandoval next week. Should I go with Blanco Polanco or Lombardoozle?

    • Steve says:
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      @royce!, Polanco is on the DL, friend.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, not Blanco Polanco. He’s astoundingly the DH in TB.

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, Really off my game today.

          • royce! says:
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            @Steve, At least you could still probably DH in TB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lombardozzi

  144. Steve says:
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    Wow. Utley traded to the Cards for Boggs, Schumaker and some 1B called Hamilson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WOW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it was a hoax…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Oh. I’m mentally weak today.

  145. Prezii says:
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    Nice call on Harrell, stream-o-nator! No QS, but not bad at all..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ballsy stream if you went with it…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, yeahh i had to do it man.. But it worked out perfect! Just barely got away with a W..

  146. Simple Jack says:
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    I have tried to drop McDonald 3 times today and every time I do I just can’t hit accept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure how deep your league is or who you’re picking up, but it’s not an imperative drop…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, this is my 12 team RCL, I don’t need another starter per se, I have gotten Sheets, Harvey, and McCallister in the last two weeks to go with Cain and Mad Max.

        I’m a little worried with Lind and LaRoche DTD and Morneau in the free agent pool. If Morneau is traded it could really boost his value.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold for right now…

  147. Jon says:
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    Any chance you’re starting Oswalt vs. LAA tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues…

  148. Jon says:
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    Still trying to find something that works with this other owner:

    Latos and Scherzer for Jennings and Lester – which side do you like in a keeper league?

    How about with D Hudson instead of Scherzer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jennings in both…

  149. Slappy Pappy says:
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    I hear ya on J-Mac not being an imperative drop, but he is killing me lately. Seems like he has lost all since the AS break. And I am even less excited about Anibel’s ROS prospects than you.

    Trade J-Mac and Anibel for Yo-Ga and Matt Harvey?

    12 Team HTH

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gallardo… And I’m not crazy about Anibal for ROS…

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        Yeah, I was getting that feeling from you (especially in Friday’s buy/sell). I’m about three notches below that. Somewhere between barely streamable and Lincecum.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Gotcha…

  150. Steve says:
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    Medlen worth grabbing for his Tuesday start? (12-team H2H)

    And do you think he sticks, or will the Braves trade for a starter?

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, I start him there. Marlins have been weak and as far as I can tell, Chris Coghlan is the only Marlin with decent numbers against him. Which reminds me, I should grab Medlen in my 14-team h2h. Thanks!

      Oh, and if you feel like meeting me half way, I’ll be in Hawaii for a week starting tomorrow.

      • royce! says:
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        @royce!, “I’d,” not “I.” ME START MEDLEN NOW.

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, Check your inbox. I’m just going to the Air New Zealand site to book my tickets now.

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, What, you can’t just sail there? Your toursim bureau refers to your nation as “A Land of Boatbuilders.” Better than what we got…”A Nation Of People Who Fantasize About Quitting This Freaking Job And Learning How To Build Boats.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think the Braves trade for someone, but even if they don’t his Tuesday start is only going to be 70 pitches…

  151. Simple Jack says:
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    Is it possible that Manny Para gets some close ops with Axford and Dor-K being as terrible as they are? I know its a stretch but they have to be tired of this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra’s pretty awful too…

  152. Simple Jack says:
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    I have to wonder what the Rangers are going to do with Elvis while Profar is waiting in the wings, I could see them trading Elvis in the next year if he continues not ascending like he should.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe next year this time…

  153. Simple Jack says:
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    I have Aceves and have Bailey on the DL, but Cashner is available in FA pool, any thoughts?

  154. Steve says:
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    F****** Aceves. Jesus.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Useless bastard. 6-4 would have looked much nicer than 6-5.

  155. Howard says:
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    Doesn’t look good for Middlebrooks

  156. Howard says:
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    Hard to believe there’s only a few weeks left in most H2H formats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Until the playoffs…

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey, Yeh, hoping I make them all!

  157. Steve says:
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    Some Twitter chatter that Pence is headed to the Giants. Though my record of reporting trades involving Phillies players is not exactly sparkling today…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, And seems that this one is bullshit too. Sheesh. Ignore me.

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