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Gordon Beckham, the pride of Surrey, wrote little ol’ me a letter last week.  It went on for three pages and his penmanship left a lot to be desired, but let me share with you an excerpt.  “Hey, Grey, Gordo here.  I’m probably not going to be that great for an extended period of time in 2009.  But I appreciate you supporting my efforts.  Please share with your readers my plate disclipine and above-average speed.  I’m probably nothing more than a doubles hitter right now with the occasional dinger (the word dinger makes me giggle).  I don’t want to toot my own horn (though if I could, I’d never leave the clubhouse), but when you look at other MIs in your fantasy league, am I really that much worse?  As the President of the Debate Club, I once argued in favor of keeping Ben Grieve over Roy Halladay, so what do I know?”  Thanks, Gordo!  I think he covered everything.  At MI, ride the white lightning.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Casey McGehee – When I grow up, I wanna be just like Casey McGehee.  Be touted relentlessly by me and do just okay in the major leagues.  You wanna be fair?  Okay, let’s be fair.  McGehee is a serviceable MI.  He’s not winning you leagues.  But without serviceable MIs, our great sport wouldn’t be nearly as proud.

Martin Prado – I rank them Beckham, McGehee then Prado, in that order.  And that’s me figuring someone’s gonna ask me that in the comments!

Pat Burrell – You would think A) I actually like Burrell. B) He’s done something to warrant being included in back-to-back Buy/Sells. C) There’s no C.  D) Why would there be a D if there’s no C?

Marlon Byrd – He went 22/4/20/.393/2 last August.  When the weather heats up in Texas, the caged Byrd sings.

Chad Gaudin/Kevin Correia – This Hodgepadre of starters are worth owning and starting, at least, at home.

Jason Hammel – He’s the inverse of the Gaudin/Correia daily double.  Start him in Away games.

Dallas Braden – Hasn’t given up more than 2 earned runs in his last seven starts.

Ty Wigginton – Hit a homer two days ago. Exciting, right?  Now what if I told you he just played his fifth game at shortstop?  Ah, now your wheels are turning.

Garrett JonesA Pirates has-been rookie? Please, Grey, I had Mexican for lunch. I know, random italicized voice.  Not all that attractive.  But in deep leagues, he’s worth a flier to see what he does with playing time.  He can’t be much worst than Delwyn YoungBut Delwyn Young sucks! That’s sorta my point.

Leo Nunez – Owned in 6.7% of ESPN leagues.  That means about 93.3% of ESPN leagues are abandoned.

SELL

Torii Hunter – He’s at 17/13.  He’ll get to 27/22.  My gratutity calculator is telling me if you own Hunter, you’ve gotten more production from him than you will if you continue to hold him. No one’s saying to sell him for Felipe Paulino and an old TV Guide cover with Kermit and Miss Piggy, but I’d explore options.

Daisuke Matsuzaka – Hey, he had a good run.  Not this year.  This year he was terrible.  He had a good run last year.  I wouldn’t own him this year with your team.  If you don’t have room on your DL, lose Dice-BB.

Glen Perkins – No one’s buying Perkins, so this is less a sell, more of an Ignore.  Can’t throw the speedball by anyone.  He could be a participant in my All-Star Game festivities where he faces off against Chris Davis.   The Movable Object vs. The Movable Object.  Whose flaw will be more pronounced?

Vladimir Guerrero – I know in the beginning of the year you Rochambeau’d your buddy to own Vlad, but Guerrero’s being outslugged by Scott Hairston by almost 200 points.  Oh, nuts, Vlad’s bad.  And not bad as in good, but bad as in bad.

  1. snatched up mcghee a week or two ago and got BYRD last night in my RCL league, frickin beltran and Quentin being down has left my OF destroyed…. I like doing things before you suggest them tho grey! It makes me feel…… smart….. haha

    i’m still worried about throwing slowey tonight vs. DET, but its H2H and my buddy has like 4-5 guys going in the next day or two, i gotta throw my guys while i can or he’ll throw all his and blast me… i think…. ughhh trying to calculate, not easy….

  2. a winner is you says:
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    After that Phillies game, who should I try to get for Jurrjens? I have been wanting to move him, and it seems his value should be at it’s peak right now. I really need a plus SB/Runs type player, and 3B and OF are the only places I could stick someone. Any help is appreciated…

  3. and i’m one of those 6.7% that own NUNEZ… great article! too bad no one in my league can grab them LOL

    But i guess if i have that many of these “serviceable guys” i’ve got a ton of injuries and i’m not doing to well either….

    bleh

  4. Sucklingduck says:
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    Guy keeps offering me Aardsma for Lackey. Should I counter with Ubaldo or is Aardsma for Lackey fair already. I kinda need saves with Qualls being all pathetic but Lackey seems to be turning his disappointing season around.

  5. The Dude says:
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    Which side do you like?

    Adrian Gonzo and Johan
    or
    Carlos Pena, Rivera and Greinke

    This is an 8-Man keeper that uses OBP over AVG and TB over HR.

    Thanks!

  6. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tony Y: I’d be worried about starting Slowey tonight too.

    @a winner is you: Well, not a big fan of this guy, but you could get Figgins.

    @Sucklingduck: You should get more for Lackey. Ubaldo for Aardsma is fair.

    @The Dude: Johan side.

  7. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Sucklingduck: i like lackey there,he`s coming on strong and a 3.50-1.25 the rest of the way with real good k,s

  8. Ant says:
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    Hammel,Blanton, or Morrow?

  9. Mike says:
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    A wave of injuries has decimated my MI depth to the point where I now own both McGehee and Beckham. That’s probably a bad thing, even if they are both buys this week. My point? You mean ‘Whose’ in the comment about Perkins.

  10. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Ant: Blanton away, Hammel away, Morrow in a few weeks over both.

    @Mike: Thanks for the whose heads up. Yeah, not a great thing on the MI front.

  11. big o says:
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    @ Grey :
    that is one of the greatest letters of all time , and should immediately be enshrined in cooperstown ,
    though it’s presence might up-stage henderson’s acceptance speech .
    i’m beyond wondering how it is that you come by so much neat stuff .
    i tried tracking your network .
    my conclusion ?? suffice it say ===> rank has it’s privilege .
    (you lucky bastard !!)

    also , i chuckle at the words “i wouldn’t own him with your team ” .
    reminds me of the saying we had (at GA meetings) …. i wouldn’t bet that with counterfeit money .

    as always , i am lucky to have you .
    though sometimes i think your lunch-breaks are way too long .

  12. Rollin says:
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    Trading away my Brandon Inge to upgrade my pitching has left me weak at 3B with Clint Barmes manning the helm at the moment. Is he serviceable as well or are one of the following a better choice:

    Atkins, Fox, Beckham, McGehee

    10-team H2H 5X5

  13. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: Oh, Big O. No one says neat anymore. Thanks for the kind words. Must’ve been some good poker games at GA.

  14. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Rollin: I’d go with Fox for now. Then when Aramis returns, and if Fox sits, I’d go with Beckham.

  15. Steve says:
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    @Grey: By way of a follow-up to my OF question in the previous post, it actually related to my H2H league (although I was looking for info that might help two teams!).

    I have Ibanez coming back into my LF slot and I have Reimold filling the CF slot while Beltran is out. So should I stick with Reimold or use Hairston, Fra-Gu or Murphy (all of whom are more Beltran-like) in that CF slot?

  16. big o says:
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    heard selig this morning on weei broadcast .
    defending the mlb drug policy … he thinks mlb should be applauded for it’s pro-active stance .
    to paraphrase : “mlb has always had it’s aberrational behavior . coke , in the 80′s , (he even quoted whitey herzog saying that coke was a bigger problem than steroids) , and amphetamines in the 30′s , 40′s , 50′s , & 60′s .”
    he’s big on throwing the “greenies” era into the conversation … but then again , i understand why . he’s always been a skinny little prick .
    to conclude , we can all rest assured , “as soon as a test for hgh is discovered , IT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED” <== me quoting the prick .

    also , it doesn't look good for fenway hosting the all star game in 3 years , when it celebrates it 100th season . ("and believe me , no one's a bigger fan than me ")

    what a liar !!
    make that … what a little liar .

  17. vinko says:
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    Start Gaudin against Manny and his three ring circus?

  18. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I’d go with Reimold.

    @vinko: I will be.

  19. Martin says:
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    @grey- beckham, wiggington or asdrubal cabrera?

  20. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Thanks! You’re still on the Murphy train, though, right? Or are you flipping him the Byrd?

  21. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I’m still on the Murphy train for a few more days, but once Hamilton returns it may becomes a timeshare.

  22. cotton says:
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    Off-topic (sorry) but I was just reading an early Matt Berry FantFB article (bc, yes, I’m that addicted) and… dude, that guy worships you! He’s totally lurking around here, trying (and totally just trying) to steal your chops. His writing style is far less supple and witty, but nonetheless a blatant attempt at stealing your schtick. Additionally, you exposed him to me months ago (not as bad as it sounds) and his info is just not good. Half-wise, half-foolish does not a good wizard make. My trust is in Mattingly… I mean Grey. I just wish you had an FB site.

  23. Adam says:
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    I think the Cubs have to find a way to keep Fox in the lineup, even after Aramis returns. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Soriano hit the Disgraceful List, something has just been off with him lately. Of course, knowing the Cubs, they’ll send Fox down to activate Aaron f’n Miles in a few days.

  24. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @cotton: The wisdom resides in the ‘stache. Thanks for the kind words!

    @Adam: Yeah, maybe on Soriano, but it doesn’t seem like the most likely scenario.

  25. Adam says:
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    While on the subject of slumping Cubs, Milton Bradley also has some interesting splits.
    As LHB: .191/.331/.315
    As RHB: .345/.415/.500
    Not sure how realistic it is, but it seems like it’d be worth a shot to have him try hitting right handed exclusively rather than switch hit, but that might make too much sense…

  26. Grey

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    @Adam: Well, I could see something happening with his playing time (injury, insane outburst) than Soriano.

  27. steamer says:
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    Encarnacion activated by the Reds. Drop Beckham for him?

  28. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    what’s your opinion of the auxiliary umps ?
    they were at yankee stadium today .

    indeed , prado is streaking ,
    but , keep lopez (seattle) ?

  29. Grey

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    @big o: Whatever gets calls right, should be there every game if that’s what it takes. I’d keep Lopez.

  30. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    gregg gives up 9th inning double off of milton bradley’s fore-arm
    and then hits counsel .

  31. Grey

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    @big o: Yeah, was watching it. I hope Bradley has a large entourage when he’s walking around Chicago.

  32. safe to start bergesen next week?

    matchups: @SEA (Washburn), Sun-TOR (Cecil)

  33. big o says:
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    yahoo has felipe rumored as possible trade to brewers .
    any idea who might be on the other end of that trade ?
    still , there’s got to be room at the top of that brewer’s line-up .
    kendall / counsell … ugh .

    auxiliary umps or instant re-play ?

  34. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @matthole: I wouldn’t say safe, but those are decent matchups. I wouldn’t own him, but if I did, I’d start him there.

  35. Grey

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    @big o: Umps. Maybe some relief help going the other way? Villanueva to become the starter he should be?

  36. Thanks, how soon do you think itd take ty wigg to gain ss elig….needs 10 games played; 5 games stareted?

  37. royce! says:
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    Would you rather have Edwin Encarnacion or Ian Stewart from here on out?

  38. royce! says:
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    Addendum… or Blalock?

  39. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @matthole: I wouldn’t count on him getting anymore. He has five now.

    @royce!: Stewart

  40. big o says:
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    wow … that might have been the best pitch that difelice threw all inning

  41. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: What a terrible call.

  42. Sucklingduck says:
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    @Grey: @AL KOHOLIC: Thanks guys! I’m only assuming ur a dude ALKOHOLIC. If not, I apologize. I know some ladies like to imbibe as well.

    Now i need to replace Ubaldo.

    These three are on my bench. All have two starts next week.

    Ricky Romero – @NYY, @Bal
    J-Zimm – @Col, @Hou
    Meche – @Tb, @Bos

    All pretty ugly matchups but I’m going with Ricky since I’ll be at the game. Stupidity? Probably but i can’t wait to root for the Jays while eating $8 garlic fries and $9 beers. New Yankee Stadium is sub-par compared to Citi Field. It feels like a freaking museum instead of a ballpark……money not well spent IMO.

  43. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Sucklingduck: Go with Ricky if you’re going to be there, not like the other matchups are that good.

  44. The Dude says:
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    Please rate these guys for the remainder of this season, and their long term futures:

    Ian Stewart
    Mat Gamel

  45. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @The Dude: Stewart over Gamel for this season and next. Though next season they might be closer.

  46. brad says:
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    I’m assuming it originally said Downs goes Frasor.

  47. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @brad: Nope, never saw that. Lee Majors is Behrens… Guess he went for the Downs Goes Frasor headline.

    Just saw your 2nd comment — yeah.

  48. Sucklingduck says:
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    Behrens used ur Downs goes Frasor headline over at Yahoo. It’s since been changed to Downs soon up…Frasor out.

    Once again, ur a trailblazer.

    Are you buying Alex Gordon? I’m starting Andy Laroche! No wonder my offense is such crap.

  49. Grey

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    @Sucklingduck: Gordon wouldn’t be much of an upgrade. If you have a DL spot, go for it, but I wouldn’t drop anyone for him.

  50. Scotty says:
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    Someone just dropped Jobacum, drop David Price for him? I’m leaning towards staying with Price myself.

  51. Greg says:
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    My Howard ($25)/Holliday ($13) for his Votto ($8)/Alexi Ramirez ($21)… am I giving up too much? I have plenty of OF and the only thing is if Holliday gets better if traded then he’s a good keeper for cheap.

  52. Mr Baseball says:
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    Martin Prado – is he is a fly by night buy dude or he might have some kind of MLB career

  53. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    homer ,looking good

  54. royce! says:
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    Homer Bailey’s got a pretty strong start going tonight… Should I drop Kelly Johnson for him in my 20 team h2h? (I have J. Lopez at 2B, picked up Johnson just b/c I felt he could come around). Other potential drops are Dan Meyer and David Murphy.

  55. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @royce!: i would

  56. royce! says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Thanks, AL! I’m going to fly in the face of the ancient Persian customs and deliberate AND decide while drunk!

    And we have now reached the limit of my recall of Herodotus.

  57. Grey,

    Thanks for cracking me up a couple of times a day. Who do you like for the reset of the season at 3B Peralta or Kid K (Chris) Davis. I also have Gamel, but I don’t see him getting regular at bats.

    Thanks,
    Bostonbeerman

  58. Aaron Pil says:
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    You have got to add to the buy list:

    Any left-handed starter you have never heard of in starts against the A’s

  59. Tom_Emanski says:
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    I have Reimold already in a 18 team league with AVG and OPS. How would you rank Reimold, Cameron, Willingham, Fowler, and Franklin Gutiérrez.

  60. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Bostonbeerman: wait on grey`s recomendation but i gotta believe davis (and bruce)are to good to hit 200 all year,if he doesnt loose time i like davis

  61. thanks “al” and Grey. Davis is frigging killing me in average…but I have to agree, there is no way he continues to hover around the Mendoza line.

  62. knighttown says:
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    My boy Kim Jong Il goes 4-for-5 with 2 HR and SB and 7RBIs!

  63. royce! says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Bruce shouldn’t hit .200 all season. His peripherals are almost identical (~ 14% LD, similar HR/FB) to Reimold’s, who is hitting .287. Bruce has been extraordinarily unlucky. He has the lowest BABIP in baseball.

    But then again I own him in the RCL so I need to believe.

  64. royce! says:
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    EDIT: lowest BABIP of fangraphs “qualified” batters.

  65. Doc says:
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    Right now I prefer the Gaudin who painted all those naked ladies.

  66. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    manny walks

  67. Robert says:
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    Anyone using Liriano or Price on Saturday?

  68. BabyBeluga says:
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    So where does I.Stewart fit into your ranking of Beckham, McGehee and Prado – for this year?

  69. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Not as ugh as forgetting to take Paulino out of your lineup. Throw in Gaudin and Scherzer and it hasn’t been a day to remember.

  70. Corey says:
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    Bartlett for Porcello in a Dynasty League, who wins?

  71. @Corey: porc is gnna be better in the long run….

  72. big o says:
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    i would like to revise my prediction of manny’s start from 0-11 with 8 BB’s to 0-11 with 3 BB’s .

    @ Grey :
    what do you expect from Kazmir , after today’s outing ?
    only one of his 6 K’s was recorded against c. davis , btw .

  73. big o says:
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    is span going to have to hit one out , for this game to end ?

  74. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BabyBeluga: In front of them.

    @Steve: And I had Bailey benched. Not a pretty day here either.

    @Corey: Porcello

    @big o: I think he looks good. I’d own him/start him.

    Sorry about your Selig comment, it was grabbed by the spam filter. It’s there now. He pretends like he had no idea what was going on. He’s full of it.

  75. big o says:
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    damn … what was that ? a full 10 seconds ??
    i’m such a jonah !!

    and i would have bet real money that polanco would have pulled that off , after what i just saw .

  76. big o says:
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    *wouldn’t have

  77. Prince says:
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    My first day ever in first place — thanks Grey and company!

    I also have a question. Reimold is available; would you take him over either Hart or Bruce (or Pence) for the 2nd half?

  78. big o says:
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    holy crap .
    if i was AL K. , i’d prolly be pouring one right about now .
    morneau out at 3rd .

  79. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Still keeping the faith with Gaudin. Not great today, but no disgrace to get some tap from the Dodgers.

  80. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Sorry – was a question – are you keeping the faith with Gaudin?

  81. Robert says:
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    Who would you rather have for the rest of the season: Rios or Bruce. I was offered Bruce for Rios and turned it down. I asked for Bruce and S. Drew for my Rios and was rejected.

  82. big o says:
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    this might never end .
    did anyone see dolsi jump off the mound to retrieve the foul ball off the bat of delmon young ?
    that’s what you do in the dominican republic .
    otherwise , some kid steals the ball , and the game ends in an 8-8 tie .
    yep .
    me saying that the next bud selig comes from the dominican republic .
    just as soon as his “life-tenure” is up .

  83. Nick says:
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    @Grey: I have Hunter. If I were to move him would you like Manny? Markakis? Dye? In order, and would Hoffman need to be parted with in order to make one of these deals happen (2 for 1)?

  84. Grey

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    @Prince: Nice! I’d hold tight.

    @Steve: I actually traded him today for Hardy. But I’d hold tight for now, even if I hadn’t.

    @big o: Ha!

    @Nick: I’d take Markakis, Manny then Hunter, in that order. I’d put Hoffman in if it meant getting Nick or Manny.

  85. Steve says:
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    @Grey: nice sell high. You like Hardy over Felipe?

  86. Grey

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    @Steve: Not particularly.

  87. GhostfacePrzybilla says:
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    12 team, 10 players keeper. 5×5 bla bla…
    I’m leading the league in steals and behind in starts and
    Give Ellsbury, J. Lopez – Get Scherzer, Bruce?
    What about Give Rios – Get Lester?

  88. BrianKennedy says:
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    Worth using one of my last 9 transactions on picking up Homer Bailey for K Correia or R Johnson?

  89. timSTi says:
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    I’m pretty sure I just made an irrational emotional still drunk from last night drop. Logged on to see Slowey got pounded and is now on the D/L so I dropped him to pick up Atkins to put on my bench in case he continues getting hot and back to normal. Hmmm I should go back to bed and sober up. 10 team league, I shoulda held him.

  90. Lines says:
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    Anybody else starting Halladay in the Jetstream tonight? Anybody else a little nervous? I keep telling myself “he’s a doctor, he can handle it,” but I’m still worried.

  91. steamer says:
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    @ Lines: you should never sit Halladay, ever.

  92. Yay America!

  93. Lines says:
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    @steamer – Who said anything about sitting him? I said I was worried, not that I’m an idiot.

  94. Martin says:
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    @grey- is juan pierre worth holding on to now that manny is back in the lineup?

  95. Grey

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    @Martin: Depends on your team’s needs and the league depth. If you don’t need steals, then lose him.

  96. Nick says:
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    @Grey: I now have six players on the DL on my roster, the addition being Slowey. What do I do, Jurrjens is sitting on the wire!! Do you drop Slowey? My other option is to hope someone takes my hoffman/hunter in a 2for1 so a spot opens up…

  97. steamer says:
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    @ Lines: sorry, not trying to insult your intelligence…rephrase…you should never be nervous about starting Halladay, ever.

    He’s 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA vs the Yankess since 2006, including 3-1 with an ERA of 1.98 in NY.

  98. Grey

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    @Nick: Guess that trade could work, but you need to make it happen fast. Otherwise, drop Slowey for Jurrjens.

  99. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: what do you think of this trade?

    I get H Bell and R Ludwick

    He gets C Qualls and A Dunn

    I have good power up and down my lineup and can afford to lose the 20+ homers that Dunn would no doubt provide the rest of the way. I need a solid closer as I have Valgreen, Downs, Gonzalez, Qualls, and Wood… I can’t remember the last time any of these guys got a save. Is Bell worth picking up and will Ludwick be better than he has been this year?

  100. Grey

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    @Joe B: I wouldn’t do that trade.

  101. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey rudy and all razzers,have a happy and safe 4th,and if your going to get smashed like me,stay home or get a driver

  102. kendrick recalled from Minors today, Sean Rodriguez sent down.

    if kendrick is a FA in your league and you have MINORS spots, today is prob your last chance to stash him there.

  103. help me out on this trade- correia,markakis,liriano for gavin floyd and brad hawpe. who gets the edge?

  104. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: Do you think that I don’t need H Bell because I already have 5 “closers” or because Dunn is too much to give up???

  105. Grey

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    @Zubaz4fans: Thanks for the heads up!

    @FRUIT: I’d want the Markakis side.

    @Joe B: Both reasons.

  106. Joe B says:
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    Liriano and Qualls for Hamels???

  107. i have gavin floyd and hawpe. he is trading me liriano, correia and markakis. who gets the better deal?

  108. sorry brah did not see your answer

  109. Grey

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    @Joe B: I’d take Hamels.

  110. big o says:
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    happy birthday u.s.a

    good morning , all .
    today it’s “GO CUBS GO”

  111. big o says:
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    i still have the magic

  112. Greg says:
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    Who is the better MI: Andrus or McGehee?

  113. Doc says:
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    Happy 4th all! Happy to come back from the farmers market to a 5-0 deficit for my Cubbies! Harden likes the long ball I guess. Oh and Soriano with the bases loaded, weak ground out.

  114. bpasinko says:
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    Buy low on Harden, or stay away?

  115. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Doc: Happy 4th to you too!

    @bpasinko: Depends what you’re buying him for.

  116. Doc says:
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    Kendrick is back up. Sean Rod down.

  117. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    guzman is now hitting in rbi spots for the nats,a .300 ave in the 6th hole uaually=rbi`s,,i know soriano looks terrible for the cubs,hanson looked great but gonzalez blew it again,

  118. Denys says:
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    kendrick recalled. anyone buying?

  119. Adam says:
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    Manny goes yard

  120. Doc says:
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    On a football note, Steve McNair is dead. It appears it was a murder suicide (McNair being the victim), but that isn’t confirmed. His death is.

  121. Jonny says:
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    Really torn on this one. Who to drop-Aaron Cook, Ricky Romero, or Wakefield. I am leaning Romero, but he has been lights out lately.

  122. d2bnz says:
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    Happy 4th to the US from little ol’ New Zealand
    ? I have a squad in a 14 team 5yr keeper in its 3rd season, currently holding down 6th place with 77 points ( 5×5)……I recieved an offer this morning that has me perplexed
    My Gallardo for his Johan Santana
    I realise that some of you reading this will probably say you wouldn’t hesitate , but just how much run support is Santana likely to recieve with all the injured Met bat’s ?
    Sure I get to keep him for two and a half seasons but don’t I have a better upside as well with Gallardo?

  123. brad says:
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    14 tm keeper: his gonzo and Maine for my votto and bedard? I would be able to keep votto for a sixth round pick, but probably not able to keep Gonzalez.

  124. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Denys: If you need help at MI, worth a flier.

    @Doc: Wow

    @Jonny: Not sure who you’re dropping him for, but I’d say Wakefield.

    @d2bnz: Thanks! I think Santana’s a much better bet going forward (longer track record, Gallardo’s going to push his innings limits this year, will affect him next).

    @brad: I’d hold tight.

  125. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I doubt the Wolfman is buying ANYBODY on the Dodgers dinner tonight.

  126. john says:
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    everyone is starting Ubaldo tomorrow, right?

  127. knighttown says:
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    1. Harden just showed up on waivers in my 11 teamer. Drop Gaudin r Kuroda for him?

    2. I was offered JJ for my Teix. I know that’s not enough but he has greinke. Would you counter with that?

  128. Grey

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    @Steve: Guy can’t get a break.

    @john: It’s risky, but I think he’s startable there.

    @knighttown: I’d drop Gaudin for him.

    If you need pitching, that’s fair. But I’d still want Tex there.

  129. knighttown says:
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    Is Qualls the closer anymore or what?

  130. vinko says:
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    FYI, Cook left game in the sixth with tightness in his pitching arm.

  131. knighttown says:
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    @Grey:

    I agree on the Tex vs. Greinke. I’ve worked very hard to get my CI’s of Tex, Poo, Prince and Chipper and I’m not going to give any of them away unless its an overpay. I am ahead in power tho. Would Papelbon + Greinke be enough to entice you to lose Tex? I’d be dropping Qualls or McDougall.

  132. Steve says:
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    @Grey: And he’s not the only one. Stupid Rockies pen.

    I don’t believe this.

  133. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: why did manny come out early???

  134. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: The Dodgers needed someone to club Belisario about the head.

  135. Steve says:
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    @Steve: @AL KOHOLIC: Ahem. Not quite the right sequence of events there. I am struggling to maintain my sense of equilibriium after the top half of the 8th in Colorado.

  136. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: im still seeing fireworks

  137. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Ah yes. Best wishes on your national day.

    That goes for all Razzballers.

  138. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: thank you,and the same to you and yours,

  139. Robert says:
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    Is Price worth hanging onto? I never activate him because I fear games like today. Is he worth keeping over Zimmermann?

  140. Elbert says:
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    @ work monitoring the game, all of sudden remembering 4th of July for everyone in U.S..

    Happy 4th of July to ya’ll~ (5th of July here already).

  141. Elbert says:
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    Volstad/ Guthrie/ Porcello on waivers in my 16-team H2H league, which pitcher has best value going forward & worth picking up w/ waiver pick (10th)? or should i hold tight?

    i plan to drop Homer Bailey for it.

  142. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Elbert: spot start them,who they playing?if one takes off,keep him

  143. Elbert says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: it’s actually a weekly league, so streaming can’t be executed; that’s why i’m looking for best value going forward.

    i currently have 6 solid SP: gallardo-wainwright-baker-nolasco-e-jax-cueto, no looking to add 7th SP, since this H2H league counts QS.

  144. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Elbert: im to drunk to check thier opponents.but thats where id start

  145. Elbert says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: based on opponents i would probably go w/ Guthrie, but then i just pissingly dropped Guthrie after his last squabble VS. Angels… LOL

  146. Grey

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    @knighttown: I don’t get it, Qualls got the save today.

    @knighttown: I’d still want Tex there, but it’s fair.

    @Robert: I’d hold him.

    @Elbert: Thanks! I’d hold tight on Bailey.

  147. Steve says:
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    @Grey: My Vlad + Soto for Carlos Lee? other guy has Suzuki at C and likes of Napoli and Olivo are on the wires as C replacements.

  148. Jareth Cutestory says:
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    David Price needs a c**k punching.

    McGehee is winning leagues for people….

  149. Carl Spackler says:
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    Grey, you are friggin amazing! Your advice is spot on, and has helped out a lot this year. Aram comes back tomorrow who should I drop between Felipe Lopez, Barmes, Volstad? Also Ian Stewart is on the wire…….should he be?

  150. mc serch says:
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    We starting Joba today? My head says no cause he’s been so erratic, but there’s not much lefty juice in the BJ’s lineup…..I just I have a feeling like this is the spot where he gets his first home win this season…

  151. Grey

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    @Steve: I’d take Lee there.

    @Carl Spackler: re: Stewart — Probably not, but you can’t regulate that for your league if you don’t have room. Drop Lopez.

    @mc serch: I’d start Joba. (And will be in one league).

  152. @grey…morning….kendrick or mark ellis worth grabbing? currently starting kaz matsui as MI (been surprisingly serviceable)….

    Thanks

  153. Grey

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    @matthole: Morning. I’d just keep starting Matsui.

  154. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Alright with Aramis coming back this week, drop Scott Rolen for Jurrjens?

    For next week do you bench Bills @ Brewers, Danks @ Indians, Bedard @ Orioles & Rangers or Jurrjens @ Cubs & Rockies? Have to sit one, tough call…

  155. mc serch says:
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    Thanks, Grey, gonna start ‘em. At exactly 1:05 p.m. I will put on my witch doctor’s mask, stick pins in my Adam Lind voo-doo doll and paint my wife’s breasts with bloodied chicken’s feet. It’s gonna be a great day!

  156. Grey

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    @Nick: Grab Jurrjens, but I wouldn’t start him at COL.

  157. Would you take Lowell over Beckham or McGehee at 3B?

  158. Corey says:
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    Morrow at Boston, should I start him?

  159. Nick says:
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    @Grey: You rather play Danks against Clevelend (5ER last game) over Jurrjens against Cubs & Rockies? Last outing against Colorado Jurrjens had 1ER. I’m just trying to understand your reasoning…

    Thanks Grey!

  160. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Ashley,Stephen,ThePoonTycon,Baron Von Vulturewins,Steve,BigFatHippo,Paulie Allnuts,Doc,Teef,big o,Al Koholic,Pops,Adam,Tbatter: I posted this in Forums. It quotes each one of you from various submissions to RazzBall. Just thought you deserved to know that you have been disparaged!http://razzball.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4152 “The Lords of RazzBall”

  161. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Maitland: Maybe, but probably not.

    @Corey: I’m not.

    @Nick: It’s a bit of a tossup, but Wrigley plays for hitters in the summer and COL obviously is a hitter’s park. If you’re feeling Jurrjens, by all means…

    @Simply Fred: Hehe

  162. Carl Spackler says:
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    Rank these guys for the remainder of the season
    Gordon(is about a week or 2 away from what I have been reading), Encarnacion, Beckham

  163. Simply Fred

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    @Doc: Doc, any updates on Downs since this June 30 estimate from Gaston: “”It’s all going to come into play,” Gaston said. “We’re going to be smart about it. If he’s going to pitch the last three days [of the road trip], why not give him the rest of the time off? But if it comes down to that he says he feels good and he can go, then we’ll probably let him go. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to put him out there if it doesn’t really mean anything right now — just let him go until after the All-Star break.”

  164. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Simply Fred: ha,nice,its starting to come back to me,its like a hazy dream

  165. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: you starting lilly today?

  166. jerkstore says:
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    Lincecum for B. Phillips and Tori Hunter. Generally speaking, sound fair?

  167. penpen says:
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    Nolasco sonovabench!

    I benched all starters trying to preserve a lead in ERA and WHIP but still no one wants to miss out on a beaut of a start like this one…

  168. Carl Spackler says:
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    last one before I head out……..would you rank Ian Stewart in front of the Great Gordo? Enjoy your Sunday

  169. Tom_Emanski says:
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    How in the HELL is Dustin Pedoia an all-star, and especially over Ian Kinsler?? God I hate Masshole Red Sox fans.

    Also, SEND ADAM LIND TO ST. LOUIS!! Vote him into the last spot. He should be starting over Josh Hamilton anyway but whatever. And Mark Reynolds for the NL side.

  170. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Nick Blackburn is a wildman, defying all odds………….. 4HA 1BB 6K’s. Wow! The enigma grows.

  171. Lines says:
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    I bet Tim Wakefield’s favorite part about going to the all-star game will be finally getting that Ben Zobrist autograph he’s always wanted.

    Also, Josh Hamilton, really? I’m pretty sure he’s in AAA right now. Does anyone who actually watches baseball vote on the all-stars? I don’t, but to be fair, I’m really lazy.

    Oh, and speaking as a die-hard Red Sox fan? Kinsler and Hill deserved to make it. Pedroia did not.

  172. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    jaba sucks,good thing the defense does to,only 3 of his 8 runs earned,send him to the nolasko school

  173. Lines says:
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    Forgot to ask – is anyone starting Bedard against the O’s on Tuesday? I’m hesitant, but it’s such a good match-up for him if he’s healthy…

  174. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    why isnt manny playing?anyone

  175. Martin says:
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    @grey- what do u think of morrow? Would you rather have him over pat the bat burrell if you were neither pitching nor hitting heavy

  176. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: day game + juan pierre’s being slowly phased out = no manny here and there. I thought it was also wierd he was taken out fairly early yesterday? I guess it’s the way Joe Torre rolls.

  177. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    just read on espn,manny`s leggs arent in shape yet,running in and out to the outfield will take a few games,are you frikin kidding me,,he`s a gamer,worked out real hard on his paid 50 game rest,bum

  178. Get ON the DONKEY! 3 Run Mini Donkey!

  179. P.S. Remember Vote Mini Donkey for AllStar game.

  180. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Hill and Kinsler should be the two 2B and it’s not even close.

    Lind should’ve been selected easily over Hamilton, Jones, Granderson, and maybe even Crawford.

    I hate fan voting.

  181. Corey says:
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    Morrow wasn’t too bad although he did give up 3 freakin’ taters. Ortiz I can understand, but Ellsbury and Pedroia? Really? He did have seven K’s though.

  182. Sam says:
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    What kind of pitcher is Sizemore worth straight-up?

  183. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Rick Dempsey: Completely.

    @Lines: re: Wakefield — Ha!

    @Lines: I would start Bedard there.

    @Martin: I’d take Morrow over Burrell.

    @Elijah: Sweet!

    Kinda don’t want him in the All-Star game so he plays mad in the 2nd half.

    @Sam: Top tier starter. At least Hamels, maybe Lincecum or Johan, I’d aim for Bills.

  184. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Simply Fred: Ha! Great Job, although I don’t believe that I belong next to some of the hallowed legends of Razzball.

    “From the ashes Puhols shall be woken,
    A swat from the Sultan of swing;
    Renewed shall be bat that was broken:
    And Felix again shall be king.”

    @Tom_Emanski: Hate to be an elitist, but fans shouldn’t have 100% of the vote. Why is Hamilton starting as well?
    Baseball history – many years ago, the fans had the vote. One year,- I think that team was the Reds -major publicity stunt to have the fans vote for all of their players. Seven of them started; they were kind enough to allow Stan the Man a starting spot. BTW, the Reds were something like 6th or 7th in a 8 team division. Next year, players and managers got the vote.

    @Lines: I believe that Bedard will only pitch about 4 innings. I’m keeping him on the DL for his first start.

    @Grey: I believe that you discussed that Porcello was kaput about a week ago. In a 14 team keeper league, would you cut him for any of the following: Lannan, Hochevar, Pelfrey, De La Rosa, H. Bailey?

    Thanks

  185. Simply Fred

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    @Paulie Allnuts: Ah, the originally selected quote perfectly suited you!

  186. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    @Grey: Thanks!
    @Simply Fred: Indeed…again, great stuff – outside of the fantasy info, posts like yours is why I keep coming back to Razzball.

  187. Steve says:
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    How many pitches has Bills thrown? He needs to finish and trim my WHIP some more – my H2H match-up depends on it! Rescue me from benching Bailey and losing a Save!

  188. Simply Fred

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    @Steve: Sam Gamgee: “Save me, Mr. Frodo” gasped Sam. “I’m drownded.”

  189. Simply Fred

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    @Steve: Only at 91 pitches.

  190. Gubbins says:
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    @Grey: An opinion please: Ellsbury and Nolasco for the Donkey. League stats are H, R, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG. I could use the steals.
    Thanks!

  191. Grey

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    @Gubbins: I’d take the Ellsbury side there.

  192. Steve says:
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    @Simply Fred: And he hits in the 9th! If he finishes with a clean 9th, It should seal a comeback of miraculous proportions.

    Will cover up all the appalling decisions I’ve made this week.

  193. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

  194. Simply Fred

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    @Steve: I/ve got him going as well. Unfortunately, he alone can’t cover up all of my appalling decisions. It’s base-a-ball and, IT’S ALL GOOD!

  195. Gubbins says:
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    @Grey: Thanks. I’ve got another more general question too: Are there any young players you think are particularly likely to be shut down early this year? Makes a big difference to rookie-nookiers…

  196. Simply Fred

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    @Steve: Bills just called. He was rolling along just fine until we got on his back. Stay out of his way.

  197. Grey

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    @Gubbins: Zimmermann, Porcello… Most rookie pitchers that have been up all year.

  198. Simply Fred

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    @Simply Fred: The humor has evaporated.

  199. today’s pitching line:
    IP ERA WHIP SV SO QS HR
    25.1 0.71 0.55 1 23 3 3

    3 Runs and 3 HRs allowed…losing me the HR allowed category

    weeklong 95 innings with ERA of 1.98 and WHIP of 0.77 and 10 HRs allowed…ridiculous

    guess i can’t complain too much

    although, I am getting worried about Billingsley…he’s not pitching poorly but he hasn’t been dominant

  200. Steve says:
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    @Simply Fred: Yeah, not funny at all.

  201. Dumbmutt says:
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    Lol did we have the same guys going today?

    23 IP 3 W 1 S 24 K 0.78 ERA 0.70 WHIP

    And Brox just blew 4 cats for me somewhere else nice thx

    I have Howard and Votto came off the DL so why would I keep Lee with no place to put him right? Lee can stick a finger up his butt

  202. Colin says:
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    Jonathan Broxton today is the sole reason why I hate Fantasy Baseball sometimes. I don’t mind blowing it against the Phillies, the Mets when healthy, the Angels….but to blow it THIS BADLY against a band of losers like the Padres? That’s a tough pill to swallow. When you are the best closer in the world, you blow saves against talented hitters, not Triple-A level ones. If I wasn’t in first place by 20 points I might be more pissed, but my god I’m still fuming.

  203. Elbert says:
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    when i went away for a coffee break, i was left w/ solid impression that Dodgers were cruising, now it’s tied @ 10th, Holy Cow….

  204. Elbert says:
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    on interesting note, Nolasco’s 2-start performance this week: 16 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 20 K, 1.13 ERA, 0.56 WHIP, 10 k/BB.

    just when people are down on him, he comes back and stone-cold-stunner-ed those who dropped him before.

  205. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Colin: As some wag once stated; that’s why they play the game…Brox’ implosion cost me a point in one league, gained me a point in another, and gave my wife a point, which is the main point of the matter.

    I need a BIG NIGHT out of Garza. Help, Jobu…some K’s from Balfour/howell would help out matters as well…I need Francisco to blow up. Cruz to steal a couple of bases, and Crawford to be shut down. (Jobu, you are good at long shots – remember the cigars and the rum…),That about covers all of my leagues.

    Funny, how in H2H, the last game usually is decisive.

  206. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Elbert: One of the best pickups I made all year.

  207. Elbert says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: SAME HERE, i even bought the owner who dropped Nolasco a warm, solid daiguiri.

  208. Elbert says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: H2H is just simply too twisted, now i’m trembling watching TAM vs. TEX game!

    I need good solid game from my Tampa gangs (Longo, Bart & Zo) to knock off 1 more of my opponent’s OPS category down (killing him 12-6, but mostly ecstatic with my all-pick-up SP rotatation shutting down his supposed all-drafted strong SP rotation).

  209. Dumbmutt says:
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    10 Roto 5×5 Someone must have gotten mad because he just dropped Joba. I really have no room but maybe drop Max or not so much Jair. Not sure I want to do those though.

  210. Sam says:
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    How’s Peralta as a buy low right now? Is he worth Andrew Bailey?

  211. mc serch says:
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    @Dumbmutt: I can understand it….I don’t agree with it, but I understand it…Joba has been extremely frustrating and disappointing this year….he seems to be experiencing a sophmore’s regression one year late…he’s gotten knocked around a bit, lost some confidence and won’t trust his stuff…he will remain on my bench until he figures his shizz out…although I’m tempted to drop him outright and pickup Morrow (who is similar but at least seems to be on an upward trajectory).

  212. mc serch says:
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    @mc serch: that’s “sophomore’s” regression

  213. Doc says:
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    Scott Hairston traded to A’s. Bet he’s ecstatic.

  214. Elbert says:
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    @Dumbmutt: i think Joba is pressing a bit; over his last 6 starts he’s only gotten half of start which he lasted 6+ innings; much like Cueto & lots of other young hurlers, Joba is definitely learning the craft of starting, but it’s rather obvious that he’s thinking too much right now.

    if i were Girardi i would tell him to rip it in his next start, whether Joba lasts for 4 innings or not; Joba needs to get that feeling of adrenaline back, instead of looking like pretended veterans, which he obviously isn’t.

  215. Elbert says:
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    @Doc: well, at least he’s out of Petco..

    but wait, he’s back in another cave!!!

  216. Doc says:
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    @Elbert: Yeah, not sure if this helps him or not. He was traded for minor leaguers and PTBNL.

  217. Sam says:
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    source on that trade?

  218. Elbert says:
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    @Doc: btw, where can the news be found? so far i couldn’t find the links…

  219. Doc says:
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    Dude that covers the Padres for MLB.com tweeted it.

    Padres have acquired RHP Ryan Webb, RHP Craig Italiano and a PTBNL from Oakland for outfielder Scott Hairston

  220. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Sam: He’s worth Bailey if you’re hurting for an MI.

    @Doc: Thanks for the heads up!

  221. Doc says:
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    @Elbert: This news is too hot for links, even hot links.

  222. Elbert says:
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    @Doc: LOL

  223. Steve says:
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    I can’t believe I’m asking this, but do do you start Marquis at home vs the Nats tomorrow?

  224. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I wouldn’t.

  225. Mr Baseball says:
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    Josh Hamilton – I know many of you were wondering why Josh Hamilton was going to the all star game this year – many of you didn’t know the new rule – there has to be 1 Disgraceful List player per team this year

  226. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Bergesen @ Seattle?

  227. sean says:
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    @royce!: re: Bruce: I don’t disagree with you that he’s not a .200 hitter, but he could easily be a .230 hitter. His BABIP, while extremely low, is reflective of a player who swings for the fences. What is enigmatic about Bruce, IMHO, is that his walk rate is up and his strikeouts are down. The problem is that his line drive rate is down and he is putting the ball in the air way too much. It’s good for the HR numbers but bad for driving the ball productively if it stays inside the fences…

  228. Elbert says:
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    @sean: thanks for the link Sean! as the news is official now, just wondering why on earth would Padre want to do this… puzzling.

  229. @ Grey: RECEIVED an offer ryan howard and andrew bailey for my Dan Haren and Derrek Lee…what are your thoughts?

    Things that I consider: Dlee’s recent power surge; future benefits of Arams return; but, maybe great time to sell high too; very injury proned…Harens awesome but usually far worse in the second half.

    On the other hand, Ryan Howard is a second half beast and Bailey is a nice throw in and can fill in the harens void instead of finding the weekly shmohawk..

    Every category is extremely close, im weaker in off stats and I think my team is one of the better ones and currently waivers between 2nd to 4th place…

    CIs- Fielder, Dlee, Wright OFs – C. Lee, Mclouth, Werth, Ellsbury, Rasmus

    Ps – Haren, Shields, Garza, Harang, Cueto, Wainwright, LIdge, franklin, meyer

    Howard and fielder could be great and id still have shields as an ace…

    Thanks again….monumental decision

  230. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Can I deduce from the previous answer that now is a pretty good time to be selling high on Haren?

  231. Thanks again, ive known i asked similar question a few times….but, for the similar reasons that I mentioned?

  232. Grey

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    @Steve: I wrote about Haren a few weeks ago. He’s not as good in the 2nd half. Can he be this year? I suppose so. But he has a long history that says he’s not going to be.

  233. Clay Dalrymple says:
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    After weeks of trying I finally got a deal pulled off. I’ve always valued your opinion and others to weigh in.
    JB Reyes, Shields and Papelbohn for Man Ram, Rollins and Soria.
    Reyes plays in a graveyard with no one to drive him in, Shields is fine, Papelbohn has a great big face.
    Manny and Rolly play well without girl juice and Soria is second half Rolaids man.
    Any thoughts?

  234. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Hmmm. I have him in my H2H where I also have Bills, Wainwright, Lowe, Joba, Wandy, Wolf and Gaudin.

    What’s he worth? Any hitter short of Pujols?

  235. MikeE says:
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    So should I go with Melky for the week or Ibanez for 4 days?

  236. Clay Dalrymple says:
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    Who’s a better start for the week?
    This Bergesen guy @Sea and against Toronto?
    Or EJax at home against the Endians?

  237. Doc says:
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    from the Rays beat writer on twitter —
    Rangers say they’ll reinstate Josh Hamilton from DL tomorrow and option Chris Davis to Triple-A

  238. Simply Fred

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    @Doc: Doc, anything on Downs’ return?

  239. Mr Baseball says:
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    Who is going to catch wakefield ? in the allstar game

  240. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    @Doc: Doc, if you get a chance read the Lords of Razzball posted in forums today. There is a reference to you that you might find fun.

  241. Doc says:
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    @Simply Fred: I’ve read that he is just a day or two away. Nothing confirmed though.

  242. @ Doc…..do you know when A-ram is returning to the lineup? thanks…

  243. Simply Fred

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    @Doc: Thanks. I’m going to roster him this week. I’ll accept the risk.

  244. Robert says:
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    In a H2H 10 team league, is it a waste to carry 8 SPs? I have : Wainwright, Nolasco, Vazquez, Lackey, Hanson, Kazmir, Liriano, Price.

  245. Doc says:
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    @matthole: He should come off the DL tomorrow so I’m pretty sure he’ll be in the lineup.

  246. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Might have got a little excited there. Is he worth Hamilton?

  247. Simply Fred

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    @Doc: Thought you might appreciate the positive reference (given some characterizations of you as ‘Dr. Doom’)!

  248. Bob says:
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    Slowey or Liriano now that Slowey is on the DL.

  249. Bob says:
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    Permit me to amend: Slowey, Liriano or Harang?

  250. big o says:
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    @Simply Fred:
    thanks for the heads-up (comment #172)
    currently i lack the technology to reference that specific forum article .
    would appreciate more specific directions .

    haven’t had the time to keep up with forum topics , pretty much since they were re-vamped .
    can’t fathom how grey keeps up .

  251. Grey

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    @Clay Dalrymple: I’d take the Manny side.

    @Steve: Sorry, what’s who worth?

    @Mr Baseball: The backstop.

    @MikeE: Melky

    @Robert: You don’t need that many starters.

    @Bob: Harang, but I wouldn’t drop the other two unless this is an 8 team league.

  252. big o says:
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    question for the crowd ===> if you guys receive a trade offer “without comment” , do you reject , without comment , or do you actually tell the guy “why” you’re rejecting his offer ?

    it’s probably just me , but , if you guy’s ain’t talking , then i ain’t responding .

  253. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    @big o: click on Forums at top, click on Active topics tip left, scroll to Lords of Razzball.

  254. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: I talk if they have something I might need.

  255. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Sorry – Haren.

  256. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: First round hitter. Pujols is probably out of the question. Probably more like Kinsler, Howard or Wright.

  257. Bob says:
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    @Grey: It’s a 12 team mid-season Yahoo league. For some reason, Harang and Liriano are on the waiver wire. I currently have Slowey.

  258. big o says:
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    @Elbert:
    this news coincides with my earlier prediction that the A’s would be dropping off matt holiday (to the mets) on july 9th – 13th .
    @Simply Fred:
    thanks for the directions .
    quite the post .
    @Grey:
    12 teamer … i took a-rod in 1st round with 1st pick …. 24 hours before he goes to colorado for an opinion .
    despite that , i have managed to stay at or near the top of the fbtm reader’s league .
    today … a guy sends me this ===> his tejada and scherzer for my a-rod and gregg .
    no comment …. nothing .

  259. Simply Fred

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    @big o: Your comments regarding teams in red a bigger hit. What’s with the Mariners with red caps?!?

  260. Grey

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    @Bob: Oh. Then go with Harang.

    @big o: That trade’s not worth a comment.

  261. big o says:
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    nothing for nothing .
    everybody and his brother is talking about the positive influence manny is going to have on the entire dodger line-up …(and in particular , ethier) .

    more of an impact (imo) will be felt by josh hamilton’s return to arlington .
    the rangers have been sucking air and losing ground to the angels , lately .
    prepare yourselves for an up-tick .

  262. Simply Fred

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    @big o: re: hamilton: from your lips to God’s ears.

  263. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Hamilton?

  264. Grey

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    @Steve: Towards the bottom of the list of guys I’d go after, but sure.

  265. swifty says:
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    Chris Davis gone trying to fill hole at third. I have McGehee, but Beckham, Encarnacion, Blalock are all on the wire

    5×5 Keeper league and sitting at the bottom.

    What to do?

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