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In case you were on a three day bender with Michael Madsen, Troy Tulowitzki will miss up to 8 weeks with a broken wrist.  It’s old news by now, but sometimes you just wanna know what Grey has to say.  Hey, hey, hey.  Wrists are tricky things for hitters.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Tulo returns in August and doesn’t start hitting well until September.  If you own him, there’s nothing you can do but sit on him.  Not literally, unless you have his permission.  I wouldn’t trade for him, unless it’s a keeper and you’re rebuilding for next year and can get him for cheap now that he’s out.  The Rockies called up Chris Nelson, but he just looks like infielder depth while SS and 2nd base get manned by Clint Barmes and Jonathan Herrera, who sounds like a fashion designer, so if you hear someone say, “Nice glove work by Jonathan Herrera!”  You tell them it’s a knockoff.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Manny Corpas – 0 IP, 5 ER.  Corpas Christi!  The last two days this guy left my ratios looking like a Port Authority toilet.  Huston Street gets activated on Tuesday, but Tracy says he’s going to ease Street back into role.  Since I own Corpas and not Street on several teams, I’m not sure if I want Street to become the closer sooner or later.  Also, for Street owners, if Tracy doesn’t get Street back into the role in short order, he may end up injured again before recording a save.  Cust kayin’.

Mike Stanton – 1-for-4 with a steal and 2 Ks.  Has 19 Ks in 11 games while batting .233.  He will be every bit the mollywhopping, pony stick waving phenom that he was billed, but there is obviously going to be some strikeout/average growing pains, Mike Seaver.

Gaby Sanchez – 2-for-4, hitting .320 over the last week and .290 on the year.  He’s walking that line between yawnstipating in mixed leagues and a very valuable NL-Only corner man.

Josh Johnson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Now has an ERA of 1.80.  If it wasn’t for Ubaldo’s silly season thus far, all eyes would be on Josh Johnson.  He has a lower WHIP and FIP than Ubaldo and a higher K/9.  Yes, I’m doing my best to point out Johnson has been better than Ubaldo.  Too bad only Keith Law will vote for him.

Hanley Ramirez – Sat out due to a sore hamstring.  Or as they call it in the Marlins’ clubhouse, “An excuse to not hustle.”

Jake Arrieta – 3 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks as he roofied his owners.

Kris Medlen – It’s looking promising for Medlen to stay in the rotation and Kawakami to move to the bullpen.  Booyakami!

Carl Pavano – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks as he beat Roy Halladay (8 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 8 Ks)  In related news, water is dry.

Chase Utley – 6 for his last 14 with a homer and 7 RBIs since he denied that his knee was bothering him as Davey Lopes said.  The charge that his knee was hurting him may have sparked him to prove the naysayers nay.  Here’s how I think it went down.  Manuel knew that if a coach said Utley had a knee injury, Utley’s pomade would get all bent out of shape and start hitting, so Lopes jumped on the grenade.  Either that or Lopes is a jackoff.

Matt Holliday – 2 homers and four in his last 3 games.  When I saw his recent outburst, the first thing I did was look to see when he started hitting last year.  It was around mid-July.  So you drafted him in the 2nd round this year and he didn’t start hitting for another three weeks last year.  Seems like you owe Holliday an apology.

Kevin Kouzmanoff – 4-for-4 with his 7th homer.  Another Billy Beane success story!  Too bad he’s surrounded by Ryan Sweeney, Daric “Don’t Call Me Clara” Barton, Adam “Don’t Call Me Adam Rosales” Rosales and Landon “Not Quite As Good As Landon from the RR/RW Challenge” Powell.

Jason Bourgeois – Was called up by the Astros.  Not a fresh name at 28-years-old, but Bourgeois has the means of production to steal bases like a pig.  But he may not get the at-bats to do it yet since he’ll have to fill-in and work many jobs as the utility outfielder.  How proletariat of him.

Jason Castro – Was also called up by the Astros.  Yesterday, Ed Wade’s toupee said, “You know what this club is missing?  More Jasons!”  Seems like Castro is being rushed.  In Triple-A, he had a .278 average and 4 homers since May 1st.  In other words, we’re probably a year away from renaming the club, the Houston Castros.  In keeper NL-Only leagues, I could see sitting on him if you’re not getting any catcher production, since Castro will be the starter.  Oh, and now that Castro and Bourgeois are called up the same day, Pence may have to put his last name in a kitty to be divided up equally.

Chris Johnson – Finally, the most interesting name of the recent fresh-faced Astros.  Since May 8th when he was activated from the DL, he hit .329 with 8 homers.  He’ll supplant Peter Happy for the majority of the playing time at 3rd base, but not all of it yet.  I’d wait and see in mixed leagues, but in NL-Only leagues I’d grab him and hope he blows Happy’s production out of the water and becomes the every day starter.

Felipe Paulino – 6 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Only two walks, which is nice, but he’s so unpredictable it makes it hard to recommend him in mixed leagues.  For NL-Only, he’s a difference maker type guy.

Brett Anderson – He’s due back after the All-Star break, if there’s no setbacks.  That “if” has its own zip code.

Carlos Zambrano – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Now has back-to-back solid starts after Piniella tried to self-sabotage his team with the failed bullpen experiment.  If Big Z’s on your waivers, I’d give him a shot in certain 12 team mixed leagues and deeper.

Brian Fuentes – 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!

Justin Masterson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He gets the Reds next.  My crystal ball says he’ll strikeout 10 and only give up 1 earned run…. Or he’ll give up 8 earned and be removed in the 3rd inning.  I should’ve sprung for the crystal ball that narrows choices down to one.

Carlos Santana – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Buster Posey who?

Pedro Alvarez – 0-for-3 and batting .063 so far.  Pedro Alvarez who?  Really early to be writing him off, I’d give him another week in mixed leagues.  If you can, give him the week on your bench.  To the bench, Smashbuckler!

J.J. Putz – Picked up the save due to Jenks feeling jenky and Matt Thornton pitching in the 8th.  Guillen said Jenks will be fine, but you can grab Putz (hehe) or Thornton, if you’re really hurting for saves.

Billy Wagner – Got his 14th save.  I usually don’t mention closers unless they’re losing their job, but Wagner’s looking like a $12 Salad.  In 29 1/3 innings, 5-0/1.23/0.99/43.  Pretty incredible year so far.

Jonathan Sanchez – 2 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks as he tied his owners to the WHIPping post.  Hopefully, he straightens himself out quickly because I own him in every league.  Yes, this is about me.

Aubrey Huff – Hit his 12th homer.  Meanwhile, Pat Burrell hit his 3rd.  I’m sure this is not the first time they hit four-baggers on the same day.

John Maine – Looks like the Mets will shut him down.  Too bad, so sad.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Now three starts away from his last shelling, and 5 of 6 solid starts since he returned.  Right now, he looks about as safe as he’s going to look.

Rick Porcello – Sent to Triple-A Toledo as the Tigers hope for a repeat of their Scherzer demotion magic.  If they can fix whatever ails Porcello, pitchers from all over may take a pilgrimage to bathe in that holy Toledo water.

Julio Borbon – 4-for-5 from the leadoff spot.  That is all.  Literally.  No steals.  I do think the training wheels come off him and he starts taking some extra bases.

Josh Hamilton – 5-for-6, now batting .337 on the year with 16 homers.  Man, I stepped in a big pile of juju with this guy.  Let me now apologize for ragging on you, Hamilton, for the last two years.  Maybe we can go get an O’Doul’s some time.  My treat.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4 and two steals before Davey Lopes can say anything about his ankle.

Alex Rodriguez – Him and Posada will probably miss a few games this week with no DH at the Yankees’ disposal.  How awesome would it be if Kevin Russo shows up at the LA game with Kate Hudson on his arm?

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs with a homer in his 2nd game in a row.  Looks like Tex called up his July talent a week early and will risk losing it to arbitration a year early.

  1. DrEasy says:
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    Hope you had a good weekend, Grey! I have a two-part question:

    – Kelly Johnson has cooled off and I’m weighing my options: a) drop him for Sean-Rod (who is starting to lose PT now that Bartlett is back) or b) Carlos Guillen, or c) just stay put or d) there is no d) ?

    – Was checking out Pianowski’s OF rankings, and was wondering: is Delmon Young, who is available in my league, really a clearly better option than Alfonso Soriano? If so, should I do the swap?

  2. ViagraFalls says:
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    Hey Grey…This is going to be a long one, but I need some advice. I’ll throw a daiquiri your way soon.

    My roster obviously took a hit this week with the loss of Tulo (and the fact that very few of my guys liked to hit, suddenly) and I am trying to make up for it in various ways. My pitching is also coming apart, though I know much of this is just a slump they will come out of. I am in an 8 team H2H league and looking at their rosters, most of them are sacrificing an offensive space for pitching. And I wanted to list my roster and see if you could point out any places where I could or should make a change…

    V-Mart
    C. Pena
    Cano
    McGehee
    Scutaro
    Heyward
    Holliday
    Hunter
    Granderson
    Cantu
    Hart
    Byrd
    Tulo on the DL

    Halladay
    Price
    Kershaw
    J. Sanchez
    Pelfrey
    Marmol
    Valverde
    De La Rosa on the DL

    Halladay has been falling to pieces in his last few games, and even before it was him pitching a great game and returning to pitch a bad one. Maybe this current bad stretch is due to interleague play. Price is a wild card but he does have great stuff. Sanchez…I read your comment and share it. Pelfrey was doing all right but lost his last start. I’m not crazy on Pelfrey so he would be the first to move if I moved a pitcher. Colby Lewis is looking attractive again, even though he has been working bad teams.

    With my offensive roster and pitching roster, do you see someone or think it wise to drop someone in order to add another pitcher? I know I have talent on my team, but in the 8 man league, the other guys are just crazy loaded.

    Thanks, Grey

  3. Chomp Samba says:
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    Any thoughts on 3B Jarrett Hoffpauir (recalled by the BJs for Encarnacion’s spot)? .340/.390/.547 with 9 HR and only 15 KO in 232 AB at AAA Vegas (where he hit for the cycle 3 times in 56 games this season).

  4. Peter says:
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    Still can’t stop laughing at the O’Doul’s line!

  5. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    @ViagraFalls: Viagra, the forums are perfect for these lengthy roster-included questions. And Grey answers just as fast.

    I don’t have a huge problem with you posting it here, but when lots of people do, it sort of creates a “tragedy of the comments” scenario.

  6. Hi Grey: Do you know anything Anthony Lerew? The Royals are pitching him against the Nats tomorrow, with Atilano on the mound for D.C. I’ve never heard of him, but his stats so far aren’t bad … any chance he’s worth a spot start in a deep roto league?

    Or how about Tommy Hunter against Pitt? I know you aren’t too keen on Hunter overall, but, assuming he doesn’t hurt himself stepping off the team bus before the game, is there any reason not to trust him against that lineup?

  7. Howard says:
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    Morning Grey! Am currently carrying three catchers: V-Mart, Montero and Posey. Think I could get some value for V-mart? Maybe an OF2 like Hart or Sparkakis or Torii or add Stanton to the mix and go for something better?

  8. EmporersMonkey says:
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    Markakis isnt even an OF4 at this point.

  9. Donnie Baseball says:
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    not sure why, but the spanish to english name translations always give me a chuckle.

    Good stuff again today Grey.

  10. Tony says:
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    Grey- long time no post, been on vacay among other things, great roundup…. I offered hammy straight up for lince and was countered with:

    My Hammy/Wagner for his Lince?

    Wasnt my original offer enough? or am i just trying to sell as high as i can?

    That would leave me with Soria and Bell at RP. I think i can afford to lose the offense, as of now Hughes, Haren, Hamels, and Leake are my aces? I also own cueto, dirty, nolasco, medlan and cecil? its that deep 12 team H2H…. I can’t get thru a week without one of this idiots blowing up for 6+runs.

  11. Jangles says:
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    Back up plan for A-Rod’s hip/groin/penile issues: Chipper or Kouz?

  12. p0rkburn says:
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    Chipper, Kouz, or Figgy for third base? Figgy is almost a throw away because I don’t need the steals. ARam is in my DL spot and Pedro is stinkin’ it up right now so I need someone to fill in. I’m thinking Chip.

  13. Eddie says:
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    God damn it, S.F. Call up Bumgarner already!

  14. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy Grey and anyone else with 2 cents to spare. How would you rank these OF mofos for the rest of this season: Manny, Adam Jones, Jay Bruce and Hunter Pence. Also, anytime Kirk Cameron can be included in my fantasy baseball info, I’m a happy camper.

  15. William says:
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    @Grey – I just traded AJ Burnett for Jake “One Armed” Peavy.

    I have dLr and Edinson Volquez set to come back July 7… I’m rolling the dice hard!!!!

  16. SpiralArchitect says:
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    Does Hanley play this week? I have Starlin Castro on the bench, but he worries me. Yunel Escobar is on waivers.

    Sit tight, or grab Yunel?

  17. dsimon says:
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    Grey-

    Last night you said Smoak was probably worth an OF3/SP3 at this point in keepers.

    I could try to trade him for Adam Lind or maybe Alex Rios. My only issue then would be a glut of outfielders, which isn’t always awful.

    This is a league where I could maybe package him with a pitcher for Adrian Gonzalez.

    Thoughts?

  18. Commish Cauda says:
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    Another A-Rod back-up plan question…

    Pick TWO this week for H2H:

    A-Rod
    Gordon Beckham
    Mike Aviles
    Jonny Gomes

  19. SpiralArchitect says:
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    @dsimon:
    Go get Adrian Gonzalez.

    Once the Padres hit the wall and have to unload, he is the first to go. No matter where he goes, he is hitting in a friendlier HR park.

  20. majortommy says:
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    Yo Grey, I own Tulo. Who do you like better in a H2H 6×6(ops is added) to replace him. Aybar, Drew, Furcal or Yunel Escobar?

  21. CoreyII says:
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    @Grey – let me be the first of 1000 people to probably ask this today – but should I pick up Jason Castro and drop John Jaso? Who would you rather have?

  22. ScoutAbout says:
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    @Eddie: Yes, this!

  23. @Eddie: There’s some blogosphere speculation that he may get the start on Saturday, at home, against the RedSox and their .856 OPS against lefties. Watch what you wish for …

  24. ScoutAbout says:
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    Hey Grey, another Jason Castro question. 2 C weekly H2H league. Pick up Jason Castro and drop Chris Snyder with Montero back?

  25. dsimon says:
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    @SpiralArchitect: I also have Teixeira and I’m weaker at OF, thats my hesitation there.

  26. NoEmoJoe says:
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    Weekly lineup league:

    Napoli/Montero?
    Glaus/Konero/Butler (pick 2)?

  27. SpiralArchitect says:
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    @dsimon:
    Then I would go get Rios

  28. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @dsimon: go get adrian gonzalez if possible, otherwise, i’d hold tight. lind isn’t showing much sign of turning it around right now, and smoak is every bit the prospect lind was prior to his big year last season. if you have a glut of OFs as you said and aren’t desperate for SBs i don’t see the need to trade for rios, who could easily revert back to being that guys who does just enough to be useful but never enough to get you fired up about his.

    plus if smoak keeps raking like he is in june, then his value is only going up. he’s slashing .318/.416/.576 this month with 20 RBIs in 19 games, and peripherals indicate he was extremely unlucky to start off as slowly as he did in april and may.

  29. dsimon says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: The Adrian owner is in a rebuilding mode, so he’s targeted Smoak. He’s also got Braun, but the level of talent I’d have to give up would be something like Smoak/Desmond Jennings/Felix/Colby Lewis, and a draft pick next year. That might get accepted.

    I did see that Smoak has been solid this month. I’d like to see what he’s done against lefties this month, but I couldn’t find splits by month anywhere. His full season #’s vs lefties are rather dreadful.

  30. Tarasco's Secret Stash says:
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    I have lost my Tulo! Shield thine eyes, for this list of possible replacement options in my 16-team dynasty can steal your soul: Clint Barmes, Mike Aviles, Cristian Guzman, Renteria, or EverCab upon his return. Who ya take?

  31. SpiralArchitect says:
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    Is it seriously time to consider dropping Lance Berkman?

  32. royce! says:
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    Morning, Grey. Would you start Ervin v. LAD tomorrow in a 10 team roto?

  33. William says:
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    @royce! – what are your other options? Ervin has been a bit hit and miss and his k-rate hasn’t been that great either.

  34. Clyde Prompto says:
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    @Chomp Samba: I’m not Grey, and I can’t grow a moustache, but I did just pick up Hoffpauir in my AL Only league. I get a Casey McGehee sort of vibe from him. I think he’ll hit pretty well and force the Jays into keeping him around for this season at least.

  35. Joel says:
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    My Utley-Holliday-Reyes team picked up 15 points this weekend..

    to move from 9th to 8th place!

  36. Wilsonian says:
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    So I took Grey’s advice on Friday and dropped Smoak for Viciendo in my 16 Team H2H Keeper. Smoak then proceeded to hit the ever-loving shit out of everything all weekend…so those of you who had him in your lineup, you can thank me now.

    However, this story has a happy ending for me (and not the kind you get at a “massage parlor”). Luckily my league either wasn’t paying attention to the TEX/HOU series or they didn’t think Smoak was worth a waiver claim. Either way, and this is how much of a freak I am…I set my alarm extra early, shortly after waiver claims go through (which I think it 5:40-ish a.m. CST) in case he wasn’t claimed so I could pick him back up before any realized, and thankfully I can now return him to my UTIL spot now.

    @Anyone: here’s my actual question: with Smoak looking good again, and D.Lee actually remembering that he’s supposed to hit the baseball with that big wooden club he’s got in his hand…who would you like better for the rest of the year in an 8 Team H2H Keeper? FYI: I have Glaus at 1B right now.

  37. Grey

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    @DrEasy: C, I’d want Soriano over Young.

    @ViagraFalls: I don’t know what your hitting setup is. Is there 3 OFs? 5 OFs? An MI? CI?

    @Chomp Samba: Meant to mention him. He’s an AL-Only flyer right now, and a wait and see in mixed. Has nice eligibility if he hits.

    @Peter: Hehe

    @Enrique: I don’t like Hunter, I’d take him before Lerew.

    @Howard: With three catchers, I’d take Hunter or Hart.

    @Donnie Baseball: Thanks!

    @Tony: Hey, welcome back! In H2H, I don’t think Lincecum is necessary, but if you want him you’ll probably need to give Hammy and a closer.

    @Jangles: Kouz…

    @p0rkburn: Kouz…

    @Eddie: Yeah, seriously.

    @Clyde Prompto: Bruce, Pence, Jones…

    @William: Yes you are.

    @SpiralArchitect: I’d sit tight.

    @dsimon: Agree with others.

    @Commish Cauda: A-Rod and Gomes.

    @majortommy: Furcal…

    @CoreyII: Nope

    @ScoutAbout: Yup, grab Castro.

    @NoEmoJoe: Napoli, Glaus, Butler…

    @Tarasco’s Secret Stash: Barmes…

    @SpiralArchitect: Yup…

    @royce!: Nah…

    @Joel: Hey, it’s something.

    @Wilsonian: Lee…

  38. brad says:
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    Weekly Lineups: Start Rollins over O-Cab or waiver SS? (guys like Yuniesky Betancourt and Yunel Escobar)

  39. In my 12 team keeper (keep 10) where we only have 9 hitting spots I have both Tex and Derrek Lee and Kinsler and Utley (long story). Anyway one of them has to ride my bench on a daily basis and I am screwing myself trying to play the hot hands. Which player would you try to move? Kinsler is not valued highly right now, Lee is about to go off, Utley is due to explode, and you already went over Tex today.

  40. steamer says:
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    So where to we value Reyes now? Suddenly I’m getting lots of offers for him. I’ve just been offered Holliday for him. I just traded for Rollins too, so I could actually make the deal. My OFs are JUpton, C. Lee, Gardner, Quentin, Adam Jones, Stanton.

  41. Commish Cauda says:
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    Pick TWO for H2H:

    Lilly @CHW (Peavy)
    Zito @HOU (Myers)
    Hammel vsBOS (Dice-K)
    Nolasco @BAL (Matusz)
    Chacin vsBOS (Lester) & @ANA (E. Santana)

    Could also sit Soria (@WAS, vsSTL), and move Colby Lewis to RP to open up another start if THREE are appealing…

    Lilly really screwed me last week. And he and Nolasco on the road in AL parks is concerning. I don’t know if Chacin’s two starts are worth the risk?

    Thanks

    MJC

  42. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @steamer: i’d do holliday, your OF needs the help

  43. Black Beard says:
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    10 team, 7 keeper:

    Looking to trade for A-Rod. I’d offer Sandoval to start and then either Posey OR C. Santana…thoughts on one catcher over the other?

  44. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @bostonbeerman: no way i’d move utley or teixeira leaving me with only injury-prone kinsler at 2B or d lee at 1B. i’d try to move d lee if kinsler’s value isn’t there. kinsler has a higher ceiling and brings a premium value once he gets hot. d lee is a 3rd tier 1B even if he’s raking.

  45. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2H Keeper – Have Cruz set to come off the DL tomorrow. Last week you told me to drop Stanton out of my lineup for him. However, I needed help a little earlier and snagged D.Lee for Stanton already. Here’s my current lineup:

    V-Mart, Glaus, Utley, Longo, Andrus, Kemp, Krispie, Rasmus, Wright, D.Lee, CarGo, B-Up, Cruz-DL

    Doc, Ubaldo, JJ, Weaver, Verlander, C.Lewis, Floyd, Aardsma, Crapps, K-Rod, Axford, DLR-DL

    I’m leaning towards dropping BJ…he’s providing little more than steals, but my team has quite a bit of speed even without him. Do you see anyone else instead of BJ who should be dropped, or is he the best option? Thanks.

    Also, do you see anyone who should be moved for C.Santana, or is he unnecessary at this point?

  46. Eric C. says:
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    Time to cut Lind for Coghlan or Delmon Young?

  47. Tom Emanski says:
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    Keep Tabata or pick up Borbon? Both aren’t stealing like they should, but who is more likely to start?

  48. @ThePoonTycoon: Thanks Poon. Agreed on Tex and Utley. I just acquired Tex for Strasburg and D Lee was killing me all season. I agree on him being a 3rd tier 3B and certainly less valuable next year. I will just wait for him to get red hot and then try to move him at his peak. Til then he will ride my pine. Of course he rode my pine for two dingers over the weekend…go figure

  49. Black Beard says:
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    @Grey: Posey and Sandoval for A-Rod…no brainer in a keeper league?

  50. William says:
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    @Grey – Was I smart to trade AJ Burnett for Jake Peavy, or did I panick a bit?

    AJ’s low k-rate and the fact that I’ve watched him pitch horribly added fuel to the fire.

  51. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Wilsonian: i’d lose axford. krod/aardsma/capps should be plenty of saves. if BJ turns it on you’ll regret not having him. if axford is probably turning it on with all he’s got right now and he’s still nothing more than the extreme low end of closers.

  52. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @bostonbeerman: eh, you’ll never get every stat from every guy. there are just stats you miss on when a guy sucks, so you bench him justifiably and then he hits 2 HRs in 2 games. if you insert him in the lineup over another player with more ceiling who has been cold for a week you end up getting dlee’s 0-4 and missing out on XXX’s 2 HR game.

  53. steamer says:
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    Further to my Holliday for Reyes trade, just got offered Hamilton for J. Jarcia & Gardner. That would avoid me having to give up Reyes & I have the pitching depth with FHer, J. Johnson, Liriano, Marcum, Bills, E. Santana, Scherzer. Would trade would you rather do?

  54. Slam says:
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    Would you rather have alfredo Simon or Brandon Lyon?
    Also
    Borbon or coghlan?

  55. Commish Cauda says:
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    H2H-POINTS League

    Mike Aviles (@WAS, vsSTL) or Ian Desmond (vsKC, @BAL) this week?

    I know Aviles often sits against lefties (and he has 1 this week), but Desmond is in a slump.

  56. Commish Cauda says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: I agree with Poon. Lose Axford.

  57. quimmy says:
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    What level SP should I expect for Josh Hamilton right now? I offered him to an owner for Uballz and Bautista. Am i being greedy there? Would Uballz straight be fair or more than fair?

  58. Tom Emanski says:
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    I picked up Sean-Rod right at the end of his hot streak and now he might not even play every day with Bartlett back. Should I drop him for Guillen?

  59. @Commish Cauda: was debating the same two and went off the board for a semi-hot Peralta with a nice schedule this week (@PHI & @CIN). No SBs and he may violate your AVG but perhaps considerably more to offer in the other categories than the options. Cust kayin’.

  60. William says:
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    @Grey – I thought about it, but then the way AJ has been pitching, he might as well be on the Disgraceful List

  61. RobDeer says:
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    Let’s pretend that this question could be answered without all the particulars regarding standings/need, etc. I’m in contention in my 14-team mixed league, probably equal between hitting and pitching. Someone has offered me Halladay for J Hamilton. I have to sell high on Hamilton and take it, right?

  62. Martin says:
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    @grey- who would u rather have in a league that counts w, l, era, whip, k/bb as stats. Clayton Richard, Scherzer, Medlen, or Zambrano?

  63. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @steamer: do hamilton, garcia is due for a regression

  64. Commish Cauda says:
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    @zombie: thanks Zombie, but it’s a 16-team league…no one even of Peralta’s ability available as free agents.

  65. RobDeer says:
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    Martini for Grey!

  66. herschel says:
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    @Grey: cargo look like a “safe” start in weekly leagues? i have bruce to replace him if necessary.

    thanks.

  67. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @herschel: He should be back on Tuesday.

  68. Watch it Buster says:
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    Is Nolasco even ownable any more? I am seriously considering dropping him to stream…

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: damn, I already dropped BJ, and I didn’t even think about losing Axford. He may or may not get picked up, so I could always wait it out and if he doesn’t get snagged by Thursday, I could get him back in the lineup. This league is really averse to using waiver claims unless absolutely necessary. If he gets picked up, oh well, I’ll have to deal with it. Thanks for the advice, wish I woulda waited just a few more minutes.

    On that note…looking at my lineup, would you drop Axford for C.Santana, Delmon, Rajai, Medlen, Kennedy, Pavano, Takahashi in the meantime?

  70. Vince says:
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    12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non Keeper

    We start 3 OF + 1 Util… My outfielders are Granderson, BJ Upton, Bruce and Quentin. Would you drop Quentin to pick up Delmon Young or just stand pat?

  71. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: throw Smoak into that mix as well…

  72. chrisbenson says:
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    grey…

    my SS situation is sucking.

    can you rank these replacements? I currently have o-cab…any worth a grab or eh…

    bartlett, brignac, keppinger, aybar

  73. Grey

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    @Watch it Buster: I wouldn’t drop him, but I also don’t know who you’re dropping him for.

    @Vince: I’d go with Young.

    @chrisbenson: Bartlett over O-Cab.

  74. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Wilsonian: if you don’t need his saves, i’d lose him for kennedy, delmon, or medlan. kinda comes down to how many RPs you can start, and how many RPs your competition is starting and whether you need the stats elsewhere. i know he’s supposed to be pitching better, but as this point i would have lost floyd for kennedy at that SP spot.

  75. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Is Furcal a safe start this week?

  76. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Fletch: It’s risky, his dad just passed.

  77. peter says:
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    @Fletch: mlb.com reports that Furcal isn’t expected back until the middle of the week.

  78. Lob Ball says:
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    Thinking of dropping S Rod for F Sanchez. Am I thinking straight?

  79. quimmy says:
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    U were right senor grey, no go on uballz. got offered the following though:

    my hamilton and marcum
    for his: josh johnson and jose lopez

    thoughts?

  80. Tony says:
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    @Grey: Cargo for Lester?

  81. Wilsonian says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: most teams have 3-4 closers. One has 5, another has 2. I don’t think I NEED the saves, because, well, he isn’t getting any anyway. I’m in 1st place, so it’s not like I need an overhaul, but I’m just 4 games up on the two teams tied for 2nd. I actually just lost E.Santana for Floyd, due to their recent reversals of roles (either way they’re probably just keeping a spot warm for DLR).

    So if I swap Floyd for Kennedy, you would drop Axford for Delmon? And then if BJ cleared, would you drop Delmon for BJ? You don’t think Rob Thomas and Smoak should be owned in an 8 Team league?

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thank you. one more question (for now). in a weekly league, which rp do you dislike least? corpas or lindstrom (or lyon)?

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: we do count Ks/9 and Losses, as well, if that helps out the shituation…

  84. Chase says:
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    Curtis Granderson or Krispie for the rest of the year?

  85. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Chase: Grandy, but it’s close.

  86. Hi Grey — Who do you think as a better speculative pickup at SS in a very deep one-year league between Brandon Wood (who’ll be SS-eligible in my league if he starts there tomorrow) and Cliff Pennington? Or neither?

    I don’t need a starting SS — I’ve got Rollins coming back — but some depth, and, if they turn it around, possible trade bait at a razor-thin position, would be welcome. Pennington’s playing better and I believe Wood has at least one hit (an usually only one hit) in every game since coming back. Any value to be found with either one?

  87. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Wilsonian: bj upton > young > axford imo

    smoak probably shouldn’t be owned yet, but i’d watch him closely

  88. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Enrique: Wood…

    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME.******

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Thanks man, I appreciate it. I think I might make a couple of changes then. Looks like Axford for Delmon. Floyd for Kennedy. Delmon for BJ if he clears.

    I’ve got my eye on Smoak pretty hard after the last weekend. Like I said in an earlier post, I got pretty lucky after dropping him but still being able to pick him back up this morning in my 16 Teamer.

  90. Alex says:
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    I just lost Tulo and a guy in my league has Reyes and Andrus so i offered him My Verlander for Reyes straight up and Verlander for Andrus and Valverde. Are these good offers?

    i have a good pitching staff but unfortunately drafted Morales, Sizemore, Tulo and Cruz for my offense.(could i have worse luck!)

  91. John C. says:
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    My Cliff Lee for his Derek Jeter? I’ve got nothing at SS all year (Bartlett, Aviles, formerly A.Escobar and Everth Cabrera) and my pitching is pretty solid.

    Question is in terms of value – i can see C.Lee being traded to a contender and getting lots of wins. Is Jeter worth it?

  92. Sal says:
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    @Grey: Thoughts on Cecil this week? Two rough ones…

    Pick one for this week – Cecil, Gio, Cueto or good ol’ Dotel for this week? Think I may roll with Dotel this week as the team Im going up againat goes with all RP’s.

  93. Sal says:
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    againat = against

  94. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME.******

  95. Vince says:
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    @Grey: Thanks Grey!

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