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Fangraphs, a great site to get lost in for a few hours, has this stat called O-Swing %.  I don’t know if they invented it, but they probably did because they’re smarter than us.  The O-Swing % is not the amount of times you can fail to satisfy a woman prior to her swinging her arm and knocking you to the floor.  Repeat, it is not that.  Though, if someone can come up with that stat, let me know.  No, the O-Swing % is, “The percentage of pitches a batter swings at outside the strike zone.”  Yes, they may as well call this the AlfonsO-Swing %.  Hackers score high, methodical, patient hitters score low.  Doesn’t mean high is bad and low is good.  Some guys hack and have always hacked.  B. Giles never swings, but he never swings because, when he does, the ball trickles to 2nd base.  I was more concerned with the hitters swinging more often at balls outside the strike zone than their career norm.  How do you apply this list to fantasy baseball?  Don’t consider these guys prime candidates for bounce backs.  They’re not battling simply bad luck, they’re pressing.  Anyway, here’s some fantasy baseball hitters that have lost the strike zone:

Bengie Molina – At 49%, he also happens to be number one  for the major leagues for swinging at balls.  As you can imagine 49% is a terrible rate.  His career is 32.5%.  He’s pressing.  Why?  Brian Sabean has already said that Posey’s time is coming soon and Molina’s time on the Giants is winding down.  Tick-tock, veteran catcher, tick-tock.

Adrian Beltre – Career 29.9%, so far in 2009 he’s at a 38.3%.  This is what happens when you can’t turn to steriods in your contract year.  Is that Ice Ice Baby playing?  Nope, it’s Under Pressure.

Placido Polanco – 28.3%.  I’m no fan of Crapolanco and he’s proven my point thus far.  His BABIP is low for him so he might be swinging out of the strike zone to compensate for his bad luck.  Either way, blech.

Hideki Matsui – 20% with a career rate of 15.2.  In his abbreviated season last year, he had a hard time finding the right pitches to swing at and this has carried over.  Don’t feel bad for Matsui, when this whole baseball thing stops, he’ll have more time for his porn collection.

David Ortiz – 24.8% on the O-Swing rate and 68.9% of Sawx fans wondering if they can get anything for their Ortiz jersey on eBay.  Did he start pressing or are his eyes all moogly-boogly?  Whatever the case, he’s pretty far from his career rate of 18.4%.

  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ortiz ,i dropped a month ago

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey, where did david wright sit in this stat???

  3. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Wright’s doing fine just been getting a bit lucky with BABIP. His homers should come.

  4. Art Vandelay says:
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    On that note, would you try to buy a little low on Wright right now or do you buy into the Met-co theory?

    I’m thinking of offering Pence + something – what caliber player ought to be enough to at least get consideration? I’m thinking maybe a pitcher of Garza/Slowey caliber?

  5. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Art Vandelay: I’d want Wright for Pence/Slowey. May not be accepted, but it should be considered. Maybe Bedard or Cain instead of Slowey.

  6. G says:
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    What type of pitcher should I try to acquire by selling high on Cain. Im looking for a a pitcher that will have more value over Cain for the rest of the season. Im thinking about maybe Javier V, Buehrle, maybe CC but not sure, Zach Duke. Do any of these seem fair and which one should I do. Any other pitchers you would request to trade Cain for?

  7. cubbies299 says:
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    What is the most I should throw in along with Victorino for Carlos Lee? Also, do you pull the trigger on Tulo for Werth?

  8. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Pujols and Miggy each strike out at 2:59 EST. What are the chances of that ever happening again?

  9. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @cubbies299: id want werth there

  10. Teef says:
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    Should I drop Russel Martin for Ianetta? 1-18 last week in H2H absoutlty killed me – how long do i sit it out with this guy?

    10 team league so everyone is pretty set at C

  11. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Teef: I wouldn’t make that move yet.

  12. daniel p says:
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    i just traded away greinke for wright. now i’m gonna trade chipper for josh johnson. win?

  13. jbatkins says:
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    Grey, I am working on the other O-swing % calculation. I will send it to you in some sort of spreadsheet thingie when I figure it out.

  14. Frank Rizzo says:
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    How good of a start is Peavy tonight? Everything’s in his favor….in Petco, decent history against Arizona, Upton out, D-Backs coming off an 18 inning marathon last night…..but still I’m nervous. Peavy’s last start was so bad….does he get the pass for “flu like symptoms”?

    I’ve got Reynolds, Felipe Lopez, and S Drew all on the roster but I’m thinking about benching them all because of their histories with Peavy.

    Bench D-backs? Is Peavy going to go 8 innings deep with double digit K’s?

  15. mgeoffriau

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    @Frank Rizzo: I’m starting Peavy and Reynolds. I know Reynolds isn’t a good bet against Peavy, but he seems to have that magical ability to start 0-3 with 3 K’s, and then hit a HR against a reliever.

  16. Doc says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: It’s too good. I predict 4 ip and 7 earned runs. But I’ll be starting him!!!

  17. jbatkins says:
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    Do I give up my Johan, Webb, Swisher & Coco Crisp for his Josh Beckett, Ethier, Soriano & Scherzer? Webb being on the bench is killing me… but Johan is so good……

  18. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: I don’t bench hitters based on matchups, unless I have a worthy substitute. ON a short schedule day, I fill my roster. Re: Peavy — It’ll either be a great start, or he’ll have to tough out 5 innings because the Padres bullpen is depleted. Either way, I’d never bench Peavy.

  19. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @jbatkins: Johan and risky Webb for 4 quality guys, I’d do that.

  20. jbatkins says:
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    Also…. Chris Volstad just got dropped. In a 10-tm pts league, you use a middle-of-waivers claim on him, right? Or has he been lucky? Really don’t know anything about him, except that his team is turrble.

  21. Doc says:
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    I am doing poorly in saves (3) and holds (3). I have Jenks, Aardsma, Downs, Wilson, and Howell.

    My starting pitchers are Lincecum, Hamels, Verlander, J. Johnson, Cueto, Weaver, Kuroda, Pavano and Lowe. I am way over on innings pitched.

    There are only 5 RP slots. I keep looking for a SP/RP that doesn’t suck to put into a SP slot and get holds, but they are all taken. Any ideas? It seems like I need a good closer so I can get a bunch of saves from one RP slot. I hate trading for a closer and I would really hate to trade for some SP/RP holds schmohawk.

  22. brad says:
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    He offered Rollins+Kendrick+Grabow for my Ichiro+Andrus+Hawkins.

    I countered Rollins +Bruce+Grabow, thinking I would settle for Rasmus instead of Bruce. This is a 16 team Keep 7 league where the first six keepers are anybody and you get to keep 1 guy with rookie eligibility. So Andrus fits that bill, and makes him a bit more valuable in our league.

    Obviously I’d be pleased if he accepted for Bruce, but if he balks at both Bruce and Rasmus should I backtrack to the original deal?

    Thanks for any help.

  23. brad says:
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    @brad: I also have Gamel who might fill my rookie slot anyway. . . so maybe that makes Andrus more expendable for me.

  24. cws05nuts says:
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    I’m fairly confident Vlad the bad and ‘Fonsi typically lead the League in swings outside the zone.

  25. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @jbatkins: I’d grab him.

    @Doc: Can you trade Kuroda? You don’t need all of those starters.

    @brad: That original deal isn’t that great.

  26. cubbies299 says:
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    Snyder or Saltalablechia?

  27. Frank Rizzo says:
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    What’s the consensus on John Danks now? I know he was a pre-draft favorite so now, after struggling, is he a nice buy low candidate?

  28. ScoutAbout says:
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    @jbatkins: You guys are safe. Women take that kind of shiz lying down all the time.

  29. Greg says:
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    I have Hardy/Theriot as my SS/MI starters. Should I pick up Deer Meat (Barmes) and start him over Hardy?

  30. Frank Rizzo says:
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    What the ef is espn going to report on the Rockies/Cardinals game if Pujols goes 0-fer? They usually report on what he does before any highlights of Cards games…..doesn’t matter who wins, just what Poo does.

  31. Swass says:
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    Kemp and Votto (my side) for Braun and Lowe in a keeper?

    (We keep 5 total and I already have Kinsler, Longoria, Cabrera, Beltran, Nelson Cruz).

  32. Greg says:
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    I have too many starting pitchers: Lincecum, Verlander, Bedard, Shields, Slowey, Ubaldo, Happ, Blackburn, Baker, Escobar… so I could either continuing completely dominating pitching categories or get help because Hardy sucks right now…

  33. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Would you trade Oswalt straight up for any of the following closers: Brian Wilson, George Sherrill, Ryan Franklin?

  34. bobbo says:
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    @Swass: You do it and keep Braun over Cruz. Gives you 5 border-line 1st rounders… ridiculous.

  35. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Grey: What about an offer of me giving Cain/Theriot for his Danks/Jose B Reyes? Cain’s a sell right now and I know the guy’s pretty much sick of Reyes.

  36. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Swass: I think you can do better.

    @Greg: Trade one or two for Alexei or Drew. Maybe Slowey for Drew, maybe Ubaldo and Baker for Alexei…

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Nope

  37. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: Can you take the hit of not having Reyes for another month or so?

  38. BigFatHippo says:
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    I look like a genius for spot starting Marquis today.

  39. BigFatHippo says:
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    @MyMother

    Cut it out Ma, I can speak for myself!

  40. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Grey: I drafted S Drew originally as my starter and now he’s showing signs of life. I also have F Lopez on my roster and he has SS eligibility. Plus, it’s a 10 team league and Hardy’s just been dropped, and Andrus is a FA. In other words, yes, I could handle the DL stint.

    I think Cain’s pitching over his head right now and Danks is better than he’s shown.

  41. knighttown says:
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    Oh God. You know how you get pissed at a stupid trade offer from a guy, reply with another only half serious and he accepts it? That happened to me and I’m not sure how I feel. Most of my trades are cold and calculated but this one, not so much. You need to understand that in this league there have been two trades the entire season and the biggest name to move is the injured Josh Hamilton who the guy in last picked up.

    This went down between me in second at 75 points (11 team) and the leader (89 points).

    I get Albert Pujols, he gets Raul Ibanez and Matt Cain. I’ve got an innings max (+100) and have Beckett, Oswalt, Weaver, Vazquez, Liriano, Hanson, Jackson and Romero (DL). To replace Ibanez I’d activate Dukes, so in effect,

    Pujols/Dukes for Ibanez/Cain.

    Am I happy or full of sorrow?

  42. SRM says:
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    @Grey: Is Weiters worth a Napoli + a Scherzer/Kuroda/Hanson? 12-team non-keeper.

    I’ve been burned by a few rookies this year already. Might as well keep it going.

  43. brad says:
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    @knighttown: happy as hell. that is a steal for you.

  44. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @knighttown: Be very happy.

    Pujols? Do you think Ibanez is going to be in the discussion as the number one overall pick next year?

    No, no he is not.

    Ibanez could have a career year and still not outperform Pujols going forward. And you sold off a pitcher Grey just told you to sell.

    So yes: Be happy. Happy happy happy.

    Trading guys like Ibanez is one of the hardest things to do, because he’s brought you so much joy until now. But this is a great trade for you.

  45. brad says:
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    @knighttown: are you sure he meant to accept?

  46. Eric H. says:
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    With K-Rod as my only closer, I’m starting to lag behind in the good ole Saves category. Would it be unwise to trade Jayson Werth for Huston Street? My OF would remain Matt Kemp, Hunter Pence and Jay Bruce, with Adam Lind in my Util spot.

  47. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eric H.: I’d try and get someone better than Street.

  48. Steve says:
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    After the way he violated me last week, I can’t believe I’m taking another ride on the Pena Express in a couple of leagues.

  49. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Glutton…. Me too.

  50. sean says:
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    @Grey: A McCrutch — Pirates trading away their stars (read: payroll) with the hope that a cornrowed young speedster will divert the fans’ attention away from the managerial ineptitude

  51. ScoutAbout says:
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    Is Peralta droppable yet in a 12-team H2H league? His stat line is…well, let’s see. I’m having a hard time finding him in Yahoo because he is on the 2nd page of SSs with the likes of Tulo and an O-Rank just below Maicer Izturis. Yeah, that’s him–19/2/24/0/.254. I also have Rollins and Alexei.

  52. Greg says:
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    @Grey: I would but nobody trades in my league.

  53. Eric W says:
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    According to the boston globe ortiz was given eye drops today when I was younger me and my friends used to swear by “clear eyes” time to buy low?

  54. cws05nuts says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: Danks is still throwing the ball OK. Here and there he has been having a Javier type inning… but only a handful of pitchers don’t.

    Frankly, the damn Sox can’t pick up and throw the ball. In lieu of the Fangraphs shoutout above, JD, Cansecito (when healthy), Fields, Alexei, and AJ are the leaders on the bad end of the UZR action. That’s too much bad that no pitching can mop up or make up for.

  55. Doc says:
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    Hamilton out 4-6 weeks with abdominal tear.

  56. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eric W: If he was stoned, then yeah.

    @Doc: Thanks for the update!

  57. Steve says:
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    @Doc: Is that your professional opinion? ;-)

  58. Doc says:
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    @Steve: I saw him this morning. Josh just looked abdominalteary.

  59. vinko says:
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    Trying to upgrade my offensive stats. What type of player should I be looking for if I were to trade Matt Cain? Primary needs are rbi’s and runs- thanks

  60. Steve says:
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    @Grey: @Doc: I just asked Disabled-List-Informer-Guy if 4-6 weeks was realistic given the type of injury/surgery.

    Don’t own him, just want to mock a guy who just traded for him (not you, BSA ;-))

  61. Doug Ault says:
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    @Doc: Well, at least I made an effort to trade The Abdominal Snowman since draft day, nobody bit

  62. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @vinko: I don’t know… Maybe McLouth? Werth? This is a bit too vague. No idea what position you need.

    @Doug Ault: Ah, if he was going to be the lead tomorrow, I would’ve used that title.

  63. Steve says:
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    Ah Tex – it’s been worth the wait.

  64. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Did you write that comment four weeks ago and were just waiting to post it? (Insert winking emoticon)

  65. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Hehe. Is it just me or has he shown up to the party a little earlier than usual?

  66. Mike says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Me too…I picked-up Marquis and dropped Clayton Richard in my 16-team H2H-Points league. But I owe it all to Grey…he made the call about 10 minutes before 1st pitch…just in time for me to make the move.

    That just goes to show, sportsfans, what good karma you get when you buy Daquiri’s for the guy with the mustashe.

  67. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Not sure if you’ve seen any games in the new Yankee Stadium, but he’s hitting popups out to right. It’s like his big year in Texas. Could get 40+ Hrs.

    EDIT: Word.

  68. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Good times! Yankees-Rays game on TV here right now as it happens.

  69. Mike says:
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    who ends up with more HRs this season? Tex or A-Rod?

  70. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Lambda!

    @Mike: Tex, it won’t be close.

  71. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Mike: Marquis was on waivers in a 16 teamer? 8 game winner Jason Marquis? Guy who always pitches good in the 1st half then blows up Jason Marquis?

    Who’s in this 16 teamer of yours, you and 15 Inanimate Objects? Just kidding man, he’s probably been streamed all year, I dropped him for Pena the quasi-closer right after the game.

    I’ve been touting “Pitchers who throw against my Cardinals all weekend.” Hey, pick up JJ and stream him tomorrow, he’s probably a FA in your league. There I go again, hehe. Sorry, couldn’t resist………….

  72. Steve says:
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    @Grey: That point on the skull where the two parietal bones and the occipital bone come together?

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Lambda, it’s the sign of wavelength. As in, we were on the same…

  74. Elijah says:
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    I still got a hunch Chipper’s gonna have a big month here.

  75. GhostfacePrzybilla says:
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    Anyone ever watch a game live (as opposed to just poring over box scores day in and day out) and Gabe Kapler comes to bat, and just then you realize that Gabe Kapler is a different person than Gabe Gross? I have.

    I think I’ve done this with Adam Kennedy and Adam Everett, too.

    Wait… is there some illness–a la dyslexia–where you can’t decipher people with like first names?

  76. ScoutAbout says:
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    @Grey: Also prominently featured on Gordon Freeman’s suit in Half-Life 2, as well an old-school symbol for the LGBT community in the 70s and 80s…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  77. BigFatHippo says:
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    @GhostfacePrzybilla: Riiight. Gabe Kapler’s that guy from Welcome Back Kotter. Wait, what’s he doin batting?

  78. BSA says:
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    @Steve: Ugh, what a thought to logon to……

    THAT trade has been nothing but a big pile of steaming dog poop on my front doorstep, err, correct that…..

    a big steamy pile of hippo dung!

  79. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BSA: Hey, I wish Ludwick was still on my DL!

  80. BSA says:
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    @BigFatHippo: when you wish upon a star…… :)

  81. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Andrew McCoochie-Coo. The sweet baby of my team is 2-3, now steal 2nd you drooling little shit!

  82. Steve says:
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    Pods with a homer? What the effin’ eff does he think this is? The World Series?

  83. Steve says:
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    And Swisher has a mohawk? How do the Yanks let him get away with that?

  84. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: When did the Tigers trade for Lidge?

  85. jbatkins says:
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    Anybody heard any new news on Jose Reyes’ injury and when he’s expected to be back? (And I mean, news from the team, not “I think he’ll be out until at least…”) How about Votto? Can we get him on some meds and get him back out there?

  86. jbatkins says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Would you accept a second triple of the game?

  87. Adam says:
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    CJ Wilson or Pena for a save whore like myself? Worth dropping Mujica or Madson for either one?

  88. Mark Reynolds getting the day off vs Peavy

  89. Adam says:
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    Also, iDonk Nano out of the lineup for Arizona

  90. BigFatHippo says:
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    @jbatkins: Only if he steals home. But I don’t ask much of my SAGNOF’s.

  91. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: roob turn down your trade

  92. Adam says:
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    @elijah: touche

  93. iDonk Nano hah

  94. BigFatHippo says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I pulled it, he would have left it up till Bay got hurt then accepted. If he’s already seen it in the morning why the hell does it take him all day to ponder it?

  95. BSA says:
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    @BigFatHippo: What was the offer?

  96. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: he does that,it will sit there for a week on yahoo

  97. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BSA: In our keeper league, I was trying to get Hanson but giving up too much anyway. Cruz/Pena for Bay/Hanson. After Ludwick’s 0’fer again today I can’t afford to lose Cruz.

  98. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: he`s a nut for not taking that trade,he is already loaded in pitching

  99. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: I don’t need pitching, but I need to get rid of Pena. We can’t trade anyway.

  100. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: @BigFatHippo: and im 20 behind in both hr and rbi

  101. BigFatHippo says:
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    Anybody see how fast McCutchen is? Holy crap!

  102. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ScoutAbout: More people need to use “LGBT community in the 70s and 80s” in a sentence.

    @GhostfacePrzybilla: Ha!

    @jbatkins: All-Star Break *fingers crossed*… And what makes you think news from the team is more accurate than “I think he’ll be back…”

    @Adam: Wilson

  103. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Yeah, he’s very fast, but what’s crazier is trying to spell his name. C’mon, people!

  104. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: I don’t have any trouble spelling McCutcheon :)

  105. Doc says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Do you think Ludwick van K-thoven will turn it around? (don’t know how much he K’s just thought it was a funny name) I was thinking of buying low, but is he still hurtin?

  106. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Keith traded for Hamilton right before his last injury broke. Today I traded Hamilton/Adrian Gonzalez for Sparkakis/Ryan Howard. So nice I already have Quentin and Reyes on the DL. Feels so good……..

  107. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    @I’m Keith Hernandez: I had to throw in McCutchen, love them rookies with hot starts!

  108. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Doc: Yeah, he K’s a lot, but who doesn’t these days?

    He’s not hurtin, his timing is just off. Should have spent a couple days in the minors on a rehab stint but I can’t blame him. With what he’s been through in his career I wouldn’t set foot in the minors again either.

    Buy him low if you can. You’re not getting him low in the RCL though.

  109. PJTres says:
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    ervinsantana/cody ross or beckham/braden

    which side you got?

  110. Ben says:
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    After tonight’s wonderful performance, I’m thinkin McCutchen’s nickname has to be “McClutchen.” Only Pirate hitting tonight. Kid hits 2 triples and tries to double in the winning run but Monroe is too damn slow. The Pirates won’t anoint him the man of Clutch but Razzballers everywhere can revel in his greatness.

  111. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    @Grey: I was shocked it got accepted. Yahoo news blurb for Adrian Gonzalez basically says teams have stopped pitching to him and Hamilton out 4-6 weeks with major surgery. Apparently I beat him to the waiver wire for McCutchen, since he sent me me Sparkakis for Peavy/McClutchen hours after I picked him up. I was so angry after trading for Hamilton last week. Keith is back baby! I think I need to find some call girls and coke to celebrate, gotta wake up my buddy Daryl and Doc.

  112. Steve says:
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    Watching my starters in the RCL (or more accurately, their teams’ pathetic attampts to lend them run support) is a soul-draining experience.

  113. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Ben: It’s already been suggested. Razzballers decided it would be foolish to call him McClutch when he has his first 0-20 stretch.

    I, for one, hope he keeps it up! He should have just passed Monroe

  114. Doc says:
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    Deep league (non keeper), Sean West or Matt Joyce?

  115. BigFatHippo says:
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    @I’m Keith Hernandez: You’ll find Daryl living in a box under the Skyway bridge in St. Pete.

  116. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    @BigFatHippo: nice, I thought I recognized him when he washed my windshield last week!

  117. Doc says:
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    I could have Ted Williams, George Brett, Ty Cobb, Wade Boggs and Tony Gwynn on my RCL team and they’d go 0 for 25.

  118. @I’m Keith Hernandez:

    I know the Dbacks pitch around A Gonzalez pretty much every at bat. No real reason not to.

  119. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @PJTres: Ervin side.

    @I’m Keith Hernandez: You da man, Keith! Now go dye your mustache.

    @Steve: Don’t watch the Padres hitting. You’ll want to strangle someone.

    @Doc: Joyce

  120. @Grey:

    Do we dare try Happ again tomorrow? I got a bad feeling for some reason.

  121. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    if para scored on an error by headley then why are they counting it as an earned run?

  122. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    now they changed it

  123. big o says:
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    suzuki would have had an infield single , if holiday wasn’t so damn slow

  124. BigFatHippo says:
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    Just saw a headline on the ESPN ticker……..

    Real Madrid acquires Kaka.

    I’m confused, did they get a player, shit, or a shit player?

  125. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Nothing to be confused about. He is about as far from shit as it is possible for a footballer (soccer) to be ;-)

  126. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Apparently so, they paid 92 mil for him.

  127. big o says:
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    swarzak … staked to a 3-0 lead … walks holiday on 4 pitches , then walks giambi … then the suzuki shot .. and now plunks cunningham …
    wait for it .. 3 run double to hanrahan
    the guy’s throwing perogies .
    3-3 on one hit

  128. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Bear in mind that Real Madrid are kind of like the Yankees – they will throw money at anyone who will help them pull TV viewers or sell replica shirts – but he is good.

  129. Grey

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    @Elijah: Think you have to roll the dice with him one more time.

    @big o: He’s a terrible pitcher, hope you don’t have money on him.

  130. big o says:
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    @BigFatHippo:
    when the “big head” (wall stickers) first came out , i contacted the company to see if the were going to do one for the former buffalo sabre player … pekka (sp ?)

  131. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    any love for thames … or should i drop him , after today ?

    and what the heck is wrong with grandy ???
    will he step up … with miggy hurting ?

    help .

  132. Sheesh home scorers are sure being generous to Peavy. Both those errors were on absolute rocket shots.

  133. Steve says:
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    @Elijah: God bless them.

  134. jbatkins says:
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    Alright guys, I’ve complained about all my injury woes, and now I got a Bruce for Webb (I get Bruce) offer. I am not completely crazy for taking it, am I? I mean, when it gets hot in Cincy, them balls fly outta there!

  135. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: i hear ya brother,got him in th RCL and need a good game

  136. Flippy Lopez doesnt really look 100% right now, I think that hammy is still a little sore. Speaking of which the trainers are out looking at Peavy.

  137. Peavy’s ok

  138. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I’d like to see SD pad that lead, but I’m fully prepared for some late-inning disaster.

  139. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: i got a-gonz to,wish theyd start pitching to him

  140. @AL KOHOLIC:

    I dont think teams are gonna bother pitching to him in general much given the padre lineup.

  141. Grey

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    @big o: Thames — Bleh.

  142. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Elijah: i wouldnt either,might burn them once in a while but odds are in favor of walking him,

  143. jbatkins says:
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    Working on my 3,000th blockbuster of the week (and it’s only Monday! I know!)…

    In a 10-tm pts league, pretending your equally strong/weak at every position, anyone mind ranking these players?

    Carl Crawford, Wandy Rodriguez, El Caballo, Hawpe, and Shoo-shoo Shoo?

  144. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Peavy wins! Peavy wins!

    Or did I just imagine it?

  145. Grey

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    @jbatkins: Lee, Crawford, Hawpe, Wandy, Choo

    @Steve: It was real! I hope.

  146. DrEasy says:
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    Is Podsednik a SAGNOF again? He’s been running like mad again. I dropped Matt Joyce for him, as I need the steals and the Rs. Did I made the right decision?

    Also, Mazzaro looks like a good stream against SF coming up, and maybe for longer if he can keep it up. Worth dropping Tony Pena for him?

    Finally, what to do with Dice-K?

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