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If the name Casper Wells doesn’t get you excited, check your pulse.  You probably still have one, otherwise I’m not sure how you’re reading this.  Are you reading this from beyond the grave?  Wow, nothing else to do in the afterlife but read about fantasy baseball?  That’s awesome!  In Triple-A last year, Casper Wells hit 21 homers and chucked in 7 steals.  He’s never been much of an average hitter, hmm, that’s not exactly true.  He’s a very average 5th outfielder for fantasy, but he doesn’t hit for much of an average.  He fails to take a walk and strikes out a decent amount.  Earlier this week, Casper hit the sheets out of the ball, homering in four straight games.  That’s obviously the ceiling, but, for some pop (assuming you’re not from Minnesota), I’d grab Casper.  BTW, Casper’s cheering section should boo.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Ramon Ramirez – What do you get when you mix a Horacio Ramirez (Hor-Ram) and an Asdrubal Cabrera (As-Cab)? A Man-Ram Ram-Ram — heyo!  Casilla could see saves, and Affeldt, and Ram-Ram.  Basically, anyone in the Giants bullpen may see saves.  I’d grab Ram-Ram first, only because he’s already got a save in Wilson’s stead.

Rafael Betancourt – He’s the closer right now.  If that’s the kind of thing that gets your goat, bleat bleat.

Chris Sale – The White Sox want to move Sale into a starting role next year, so, of course, Ozzie sends him out for some saves.  Santos is still their closer, but Sale will see some saves, depending on how long the time is between his blinks.

Bobby Parnell – He’s the closer in Metco because Izzy reached the who-knew-it-was-coveted 300 save plateau.

Frank Francisco – All SAGNOF, all the time today, huh?

Stephen Strasburg – I just wrote my Strasburg fantasy.  I wrote it while doing a body shot off your sister.  She likes mustaches.  Blame her.

Randy Wolf – I almost left the Wolfman off the list because I have so little faith in him.  He seems as likely to go eight innings in his start tomorrow vs. the Mets as he does going five innings and giving up four runs.

Wade Miley – In Triple-A, he had a 3.64 ERA and 56 Ks in 54 1/3 IP.  Yawn, Grey.  How about Miley sigh…Bust?  I understand, Random Italicized Voice, it doesn’t look good but that was in the hitter-friendly PCL.  Where the baseballs are made of helium?  Yes, I’d grab Miley in NL-Only leagues and watch in mixed.

Jesus Montero – What is that you’re feeding your horse, Apollo?  Hay, Zeus.  At some point, Montero is going to get called up and be a huge letdown because of all his freakin’ build up.  Should just start calling him The Phantom Menace.

Brandon Belt – He hit two homers the first day after his recall, since then it looks like he should be recalled in the other sense of the word.  He still has great promise for a better tomorrow.  This message was brought to you by the Committee to Elect Grey Albright for Public Office and Stop Whoever Keeps Vandalizing the L Out of the Word Public.

Lucas Duda – In the last seven Duda Duda days, he has two homers while batting .292.

Brandon Allen – The man who sounds like a furniture store has been hitting with the A’s and playing every day sofa, but to couch my comments I’m not sure it’ll continue.

Johnny Giavotella – Playing 2nd base for the peasant Royals and running like crazy, and by crazy I mean not always successfully.  Fist pump!

Jimmy Paredes – Speaking of middle infidels that can get you steals, Paredes had 29 steals in Double-A (with a yawnstipating caught stealing percentage, but whatever).  He’s playing 3rd every day for the Astros.  Welcome to the Dominican Republican Paredes, My Chemical Romance.

Darwin Barney – The Purple Evolutionist is hitting again as he did in the beginning of the season when he gave a little bit of everything except power and speed.

Ryan Raburn – “He’s hitting so much…”  Match Game audience response, “How much is he hitting?”  He’s actually hitting, that’s how much.  Remind me next year that Raburn’s big 2nd half isn’t a sign that a big 1st half in 2012 is coming.

Delmon Young – The other day I went over my Delmon Young fantasy.  I wrote it while applying deodorant in an Arby’s bathroom.

Peter Bourjos – If you were to hold Tabata and Bourjos’s season stats next to each other, it would be like Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill, which looks like it might be the worst comedy ever made by a non-Wayan.

Jose Tabata – See 1/8th of an inch above.

Garrett Jones – 41/14/46/.247/5 is his line so far this year.  That’s the line that, uh, draws the line between serviceable in NL-Only and mixed leagues.

Ben Revere – He has 21 steals so far this year and he’s hitting leadoff every day for the Twins, who need to run.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see Revere get to 35 steals by the end of the year.  The steals are coming, the steals are coming!

Nate Schierholtz – He’s currently hitting, but, and maybe this is just me, on teams where I own Schierholtz, I have a hard time looking at my team with the lights on.

SELL

Michael Pineda - I love Ks as much as the next guy, potentially more, but at some point you gotta stop the bleeding.  Pineda’s ERA in July was 6.75 and it’s 6.55 in August.  He’s young, wearing down, yadda3.  We’ll grab him again next year, don’t worry.

Carlos Beltran – People are dropping Beltran like Pat Burrell drops flies, and I understand it.  Aging vet, bad ballpark and now has a hand injury.  Even when he returns, I don’t have much hope for him.

Jason Kubel – Frankly, no relation to Cliff, Kubel isn’t that exciting when he’s hitting, and he has not been hitting anything the whole season.  Kinda like the entire Twins offense.

Jason Bay – He has 9 homers, 10 steals and a .239 average on the year.  Now I want you to look deep in your soul to answer this next question, would you own him if his name was Crappy McCrapstein?

Todd Helton – We’re cleaning out your father’s fantasy team’s closets today, huh?  To preemptively answer your question, I’d go with Carp over Helton.  And Morneau (and we know how much I like him).  And Moreland.  And Jesus Guzman.  Okay, I’d go with a lot of guys over Helton.  If you think I’m crazy, you may want to check to make sure you’re not watching Sportscenter on ESPN Classic.

  1. Back To Minors says:
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    Love it, Greyt write up!

    Is Izzy truly done as closer, should he be dropped?

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Back To Minors: Thanks! I’d hold him until we see Parnell get a save.

  3. The Sequential Hermaphrodite says:
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    Who do you like as a Youk replacement? Boesch, Kendrick, or Thome. My biggest need is HR’s.

  4. Salty Balty says:
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    I know that he’s like 104, but Helton’s best months have always been August and September. You think a .290/.360/.450 from here on out is expecting too much? I’m deseprate for avg. and obp and just traded for Helton at the deadline (he was a throw-in, not the centerpiece).

  5. KJ says:
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    Love Raburn’s 2nd half power. He’s LaRoche 2.0. But, is he worth the pickup in a 12 man H2H 6×6 (OPS) lg?

    The kicker: I’m still rostering Kelly Johnson as my bench 2B.

    HELP!

    Best,
    KJ

  6. Blunted says:
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    @Grey: Who do you like more tonight…Marcum @ NYM or Oswalt @ WAS?

    Would you throw them both out there given the following situation?

    14 team 5×5 Roto 1500IP cap and projecting -25 — need Ws without killing my ratios. Pre

  7. Boomer19 says:
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    Need three outfielders for next week? I can choose from Damon, Allen, Blanks and Cuddyer. Who do you like and what order? Thanks.

  8. elwood blues says:
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    So I am 2nd in wins, 4th in era, and 3rd in whip in our nl only 4×4.. 4th in era because Rocky Nolasco gave up 11 runs ( I think he’s had 3 games like this) but every time i get ready to drop him, he goes out and throws 8 shutout innings..
    So with that being said.. I have options.. which do you like.
    1- Claim Miley and drop Nolasco
    2- trade him in a deal for Zimmermann ( I can pick up an extra pitcher when rosters expand Sept 1st.. when Zim gets shut down)
    3- Hold onto Nolasco.. because he’s going to pitch well again.. and pick up someone like Peacock.. or maybe Trev Bauer?? (as D-Backs fan that would be interesting)

  9. Long Bawls says:
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    What’s with the shopping invasion of baseball?

    Brandon Allen: When I tried to return the chair, they said the warranty had expired and didn’t cover fudge stains anyway. I’m going to Yelp with this!

    Brooks Conrad: That kid who wore suits every Friday in high school shopped here. I hear he owns a debt-consolidation company now.

    Brandon Belt: They got bought out by Napa ages ago, but the Toledo, OH stadium is still the Brandon Belt Thunderdome

    Rex Brothers: My mother insisted on driving us all the way downtown so my brother and I could buy shoes there. It was creepy and I’ve never seen any of the brands anywhere else.

    Felix Pie: Whenever I walk by the empty spot in the food court where this used to be, I sigh and think of their deep-fried double pecan. Too bad about the rat problem.

  10. elwood blues says:
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    on option 3.. i mean hold onto Nolasco and pick up whatever September call-up as my extra pitcher.. we get one extra one.

  11. jeffjam says:
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    Grey, do you consider Kipnis to be a keeper at this moment or would you wait out till next year to see if he proves himself? I understand that it depends on other players on a team and a number of players to be keeped but I am just curious.

  12. Long Bawls says:
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    Thanks, Grey. Glad it was worth the 6 minutes of my life which I’ll never get back. And Razzball is, as you know, both hilarious and helpful.

  13. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @jeffjam: Depends on lots of factors, but I’m guessing no.

    @Long Bawls: It was worth 15 minutes.

  14. Mark says:
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    Alright, battle of the one dimensional Grey-buy candidates.

    Peter Bourjos vs. Ben Revere
    Brandon Belt vs. Lucas Duda

  15. Jeff says:
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    Lost Youk, 9th round keeper in 16 team league. If you had your choice who would you go for (Longoria off the table now) – E. Encarnacion who can be kept in the 17th, or Sandoval (5th rounder)?

    I’m gunning for it this year (in 3rd but within striking distance of 1st, need HR’s more than anything else.

  16. Project Badass says:
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    12-team 6×6 (OBP, QS)
    Lost Kipins to the DL, who would you pick up to replace him for the rest of the year? No real need in any catagory, just looking for the best all around player

    J. Weeks, Theriot, Lowrie, Raburn, Giavotella, Altuve, Barney, Paredes

  17. HighMen says:
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    @Grey: Thoughts on streaming Kendrick tomorrow @ WAS?

    Other options include:

    Furbush @ TB
    Rogers @ LAD
    Hensley @ SD
    Willis @ PIT
    Wakefield @ KC

    Chasing Ws while keeping 2nd place WHIP and 3rd place ERA in check.

  18. VinWins

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    Cards just totally faked out Campana on a pop-up to center. Campana was stealing, and he actually started to go to 3rd when they pretended to mess up the grounder.

  19. VinWins

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    Campana had the huge disadvantage of having watched the Cards’ poor defense all game (including back-to-back triples that both should have been caught), so it was easy to assume they messed up another play.

  20. Steve says:
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    Kipnis to the DL. Bah.

  21. Exactly says:
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    am I crazy, but pickup Chien Ming Wang in a 12 teamer and drop cecil, vazquez or niese?

  22. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Blah indeed.

    @chata: Wow, that’s genius. Thanks for sharing!

    @Exactly: You’re crazy.

  23. Exactly says:
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    @grey: did i mention that it’s chien ming wang?

  24. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:12 team points league….J. Weeks or D. Barney?

    also,12 team 5×5 h2h….do y’like Willis starting against Pitts. tommorow?

  25. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    anyone hear why Sandoval is out tonight?

  26. Churchill Schwartz says:
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    I could use a closer and I own Santos – would you rather have Ramon Ramirez or Chris Sale?

  27. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:what about Fister for a start tommorow @home vs CLE?….12 team 5×5

  28. Steve says:
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    Scherzer has given up two hits, walked one and yet has thrown 80 pitches through 5. How does that work?

  29. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    @Steve: maybe he has like 12 K’s?….that would be nice since I started him in two leagues.

  30. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Best H2H start for Sunday?

    Holland @ CWS or Moscoso v TOR.

    Holland, right?

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H Keeper, pick 4 for the rest of the season:

    Carp, Freese, Moreland, Bourjos, Espinosa

  32. Terrence Mann says:
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    Gio seemed like an easy 2 start decision on Sunday. Now, I feel like Andy taking his first steps into Shawshank.

  33. Black Beard says:
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    Hoping to catch lightning in a bottle ROTW, Hosmer or Trout?

  34. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Bourjos is on an extra base hit tear. Dude will be an extreme value pick for peeps in OBP/SLG league next season. His premature extrabasulation will neuter his SB total, though. Also, he never slides headfirst. Good for longterm health, not so much for SB potential.

    Angels had the opportunity of a lifetime to avoid having to pay Abreu $9 million next season when they first called up Trout. Instead, they’ll have a logjam at DH next season, with Abreu and Trumbo/Morales in the mix. Also means Trout probably won’t be a regular until 2013.

  35. royce! says:
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    I’ve been straining to reach the last spot in the playoffs. So good so far this week- I’m 8-5.

    However, it appears that my fate will be decided by one owner’s recent decision to abandon his team. This week, the guy who’s in the last playoff spot is playing the abandoned team- in a 14 stat league, he’s leading 14-0, with stats like a 5.89 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. The abandoned team is helping him by starting Omar Infante, Rajai Davis, Juan Uribe, Arthur Rhodes, and Eduardo Sanchez.

    Every damn year I curse this lamebrained format.

    FMFBBL.

  36. Black Beard says:
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    @Grey: Thanks Grey. Hosmer’s 66% GB% in August initially put me off, but I’ll hold tight.

  37. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: lmao. Wish I could just threaten to bite down in order to get out of Gio’s start.

  38. Terrence Mann says:
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    @royce!Hehe. Sorry. Im sure its not funny to you right now.

  39. ruah says:
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    Constanza or Bourjos?

  40. McBainus says:
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    @Grey: Justin Upton for Verlander and League. Fair? Which side do you prefer?

  41. Jungle Mike says:
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    @Grey – Shin Soo Choo or Jose Tabata in a ROTO 10 team league – OPS, SBs, RBI, HR, Runs… plus I’m a huge buccos fan…

  42. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: many thanks. Man Espinosa has really let me down since the ASB.

    Better spot start tomorrow:

    Annabelle @SD
    Luebke v.FLA?

  43. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Hensley @SD
    Wade Miley @ATL (minor league numbers are actually pretty nice)
    Henderson Alvarez @OAK
    Jordan Lyles v. SF

  44. Sean says:
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    Miley’s K-rate has been good in the PCL but has been lower at pretty much every other level. Worth watching but right now the PCL stint seems like a blip, not his usual.

  45. famous anus says:
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    @grey

    constanza/jesus guzman/bourjos pick 2
    jemile/raburn pick 1 ROS

    this post brought to you by danny espinosa’s regression :(

  46. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Sean: Yeah, could surprise but I’m not running out to add him.

    @famous anus: Ha…Bourjos, Guzman… Raburn…

  47. player says:
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    too clever for me … so you like tabata, right?

  48. Eng says:
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    Would you use Furcal *or* Alex Gonzalez as a SS fill in this week? Thanks and hope you have a great weekend bud. Love this site.

  49. Steve says:
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    Don’t blow it now Wolfman. Why send him back out anyway?

  50. Steve says:
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    Good work Brewers. Really top stuff.

  51. chata says:
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    @Grey:

    i have an obscure food show question , if you’re around .

  52. Steve says:
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    This Mets-Brewers game is going wrong in so many ways.

  53. chata says:
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    @Steve:

    roller coaster .

    though i think tony plush should have scored on that throw from right field .

  54. Steve says:
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    Not on TV here. Still steamed they sent Wolf out for the 7th. Doubt any of this would have happened.

  55. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Bumgarner gets blown up by the Astros and the Twins, but shuts down the Phillies. I officially don’t get it.

  56. royce! says:
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    @Feeding the Abscess: He also gets lit up by the Padres. He doesn’t fear failing, just failures.

  57. Wilsonian says:
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    D. Hudson or Loob Key?

    Guerra or Parnell?

    Both Ks/9 leagues.

  58. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Bautista scratched with stiff neck.

  59. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Oh goody… so glad I didn’t believe the “Izzy’s no longer the closer” hype and kept him on my roster. Losing Hanley for ROS hurts, but piling up 4 ER and 4 baserunners without any of those pesky IP getting in the way lets me hurt somewhere else for a little while. Maybe Ubaldo can stop by my house, have sex with my wife, drop an upper decker, and kick me in the nards on the way out the door, too.

  60. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lind leaves game in the third inning after being hit in wrist in the first.

  61. Steve says:
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    Hensley is a useless f***. And so am I for starting him.

    Nick Hundley, however, is the finest catcher in baseball. I am proud to be among the 5.2% of ESPN fantasy baseballers (thanks Mrs A!) who own him.

  62. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    @chata: It’ll only remain humorous if I manage to win my (roto) league. I had a 14 point lead a few days ago… down to 8 points a few minutes ago.

    FMFBBL

  63. chata says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus:

    hear what your saying .
    2 weeks ago , had a score of 114 in that 14-teamer that i was trying to get you to join …. now am sitting in 2nd with 95 points .

  64. chata says:
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    @chata:

    edit*
    you’re

  65. EG says:
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    What do you see for Dunn next year? Decent bounce back?

  66. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey and/or all commenting “fantasy baseballers”:10 team 8×8 h2h(OBP,XBH’s,TB’s).Crawford or Beltran?

    same league,could you rank these players for UTL spot?….Chipper,Willingham,Carp,Hunter,Moreland,Morneau and Boesch.

    thnks….appreciate feedback from EVERYONE.

  67. Howard says:
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    @Oilcan Giusseppe Crawford (who knows when Beltran will be back?)
    Carp..Boesch..Moreland…White meat…

  68. royce! says:
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    According to a recent article in the SD U-T, Kyle Blanks posted this video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL65Sl_t-EE

    Nice when players can have a sense of humor about themselves.

    Speaking of (people who resemble) Kyle Blanks, should I start Brandon Allen over Crisp, Constanza, or Robot Jones (14 team h2h)? My other OF are Gardner and Choo.

  69. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @royce!: That video is awesome. Surprised when he hit the ground the camera didn’t shake. Go Allen while he’s hot.

  70. chata says:
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    @Grey:

    the wife came home and inter-netted the answer .
    apparently soul daddy won .
    knew it wasn’t the meatball guy .

    for the record , my disdain for bobby dick flay parallels that of
    your readership’s for amazing roto guy .

  71. royce! says:
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    @Grey: Ha! Yeah, the video cut off too soon. I think a split second later everyone on the field bounced a few feet in the air. And a little while after that a tsunami hit Japan.

    But seriously, whom would you bench in order to start Allen?

  72. chata says:
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    how the heck does collmenter stand a chance , down in atlanta ?
    no roberts .
    no upton .

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @chata: Ha… Yeah, he’s such an ass. Soul Daddy’s is already out of business too.

    @royce!: Costanza… He just seems like a light version of Crisp who you already have.

  74. chata says:
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    ubaldo no more , forever .

  75. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    @chata: I second that.

  76. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Rollins out of game w/ a right groin strain….day to day.I smell a DL stint.

  77. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Not sure I want to know what an injured groin smells like.

  78. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    @Grey: me neither….maybe what I smell is the rotting corpse of my team,since I already have Weeks and Youkilis on the DL.

  79. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    btw….who would be the p/u for SS?….10 team 8×8 h2h

    Lowrie,Scutarro,Betancourt or Furcal?

  80. Steve says:
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    Derek Holland is a f****** prick. CG for my opponent earlier in the week and he does this to me today.

  81. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    heres another thing I hate about h2h….

    my opponent is in 9th place and on vacation or whatever,so he hasnt really set his SP/lineup.

    so he has Liriano in the other day against NYY,which should be good for me,but of course Liriano shuts out the Yankees for 7 innings.He has Bumgarner on the bench against Houston,which should hurt him,but of course he gets lit up by the Astros.

    now today,again he has Shields on the bench,going against Seattle, which should hurt him.But Shields gives up 12 hits and 7 ER.

  82. Wilsonian says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: this is the shit that drives me nuts. I’m in 1st and in a battle this week. The guy in 2nd is playing some guy who isn’t paying any damn attention. Leaves Hellickson and Garza on the bench yesterday, hasn’t replaced Youk, etc.

    We’re actually working on something for next season so if people do this shit, the Commish can take over and play your pitchers, replace DL players, etc., to keep the competition high.

  83. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Man is charmed if he benched Shields today, that was a no brainer to start.

  84. chata says:
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    football fans in S.F. ……. ???
    failed at my try to link this AP story .

    suffice it to say , san francisco sporting events are not high up
    on my bucket list .

  85. chata says:
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    @Wilsonian:

    try and make attempts to keep the quitters from joining your league .

    i can see a week’s vacation with no internet connection and no one to trust with your password , but ,
    i have no tolerance for those that don’t play out the string .

    have given up participating in public leagues , ‘cuz of guys who draft
    and split , but even in bloggers’ leagues you get guys that come on like
    gang-busters during the pre-season and pulling the same shizz .

  86. chata says:
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    @chata:

    am reminded of that poster of the american indian .
    the type reads : “all honorable belong to the same tribe” .

  87. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    @Wilsonian: yeah,that s**t just cant be tolerated.Every once in a while I end up in a league w/ some dope who just doesnt know/care what he’s doing.but what really bothers me is guys who will be super competetive as long as they have a shot at the playoffs,but if theyre basically eliminated by July,they give up on only that particular league.Its as if theyre pissed that they arent good enough to get into 6th place so they take it out on everyone else and f**k up all competitive balance.

    the guy I mentioned earlier?thats a KEEPER league.

  88. Wilsonian says:
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    It’s a keeper league, and a MONEY league. There are two people in the league that do that, and it drives me nuts. They aren’t coming back next season, so they don’t care. One guy still has Weeks in his lineup. But it’s really left us with no choice other than hostile takeovers.

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: who would you rather play for the double header tomorrow: Walker or Tabata?

  90. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:if you had to drop one….Ubaldo,Hudson or Norris.10 team 8×8 h2h keeper.

  91. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The Houston Astros optioned right-hander Jordan Lyles to Triple-A Oklahoma City Sunday in anticipation of OF Jordan Schafer coming off the disabled list on Monday.

  92. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    1 hit total through 5 innings of Toronto – Oakland game.

  93. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    who wld u rather have next week and ROS? Casper the friendly Homerun hitter or Kyle Blanks? THANKS!

  94. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    @Grey: I know you’re kidding. Everybody knows the “The Prez.”

  95. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Perez was running out of gas in his first major league start, but got the bases loaded double play to finish 6 scoreless innings. He won’t be going back out though. 1 hit and 2 walks allowed.

  96. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    what is wrong w/ Hanrahan?

  97. Wilsonian says:
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    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but it looks like Mr. Espinosa woke up today a little. He just struck out with the bases loaded, but he’s still 3/5 with a HR and 2 RBIs.

  98. chata says:
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    walk off hit in DC … by lidge !

  99. chata says:
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    @Wilsonian:
    @Oilcan Giuseppe:

    h2h leagues are/can be lots of fun .
    but if guys are playing “the buddy system” and pull off that
    non-compete crap … whether for money or not , it ruins the
    whole season , to the point where i want to choke the shizz
    outta someone .

  100. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Drew Pomeranz done for season w/ emergency appendectomy.seems like maybe that whole trade is cursed.

  101. Wilsonian says:
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    @chata: yeah, I don’t think it’s the buddy system, but it’s just people don’t really care. They just like to “kinda” play. If they win, they win, if they lose, they lose. It drives me nuts. I’m on there 5+ times a day, looking at making moves, trades, etc. Trying to win. And then there are people in the league that do absolutely nothing because they’re out of the running. We even changed it this year so that every team that makes it to the playoffs gets a little bit of money to increase the incentive to just make it. But that doesn’t seem to help.

    I’m just really bitter that my team ran into a guy that pays attention and who’s team was on fire this week, and the guy in 2nd (who will be in 1st after today) plays a guy that does nothing, benches guaranteed starters, plays guys on the DL, etc. If he would have played both Hellickson and Garza yesterday, it would have gained him a point or two, which would have left me in 1st place.

  102. TravestyJones says:
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    Maybin or Gardner?
    Hart or Adam Jones?
    Peralta or Choo (utility slot)?

  103. Awesomus Maximus

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    Wow… I think I’d rather Ubaldo stopped by, had sex with my wife, left an upper decker, and kicked me in the nards. I don’t think I can start that POS for ROS, at this point.

  104. Steve says:
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    Cone on Fish – rally! (sorry AL K)

  105. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Oh wow.

  106. Grey

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    @Steve: If you only used that power for a greater good…

  107. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Sorry, Grey. At this time of the season, it’s all about me.

    I was actually hoping for a K from Nunez to rub it in to my opponent a little more, but stopping Al from taking a half-point off me in Wins in the RCL is an acceptable substitute.

  108. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Do you trust Minor @ CHC on Tuesday? Or do you prefer Estrada @ PIT?

    Currently have Minor, would have to use one of my 10 allowed adds (per week) to grab Estrada. It’s H2H.

  109. KarlJ. says:
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    Grey,
    my league trade deadline is tonight. I have built a stacked lineup but I am trying to pick up some major points in the WHIP, ERA, Wins and K’s.

    I am getting some pretty solid offers for J Upton. One deal is Cliff Lee and Crispie Young. The other deal I would get Lester and Crawford and throw him back a marginal pitcher.
    Which deal do you prefer?

  110. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Another H2H question. Currently rocking Duda in the RF slot. Pretty crappy AVG and OBP this week, but a big HR for me today.

    Moreland is on the wire. Been smoking hot and at home all this upcoming week. Should I make the swap?

    Robot and Casper are also floating around…

  111. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Thanks.

    And sorry about Luebke BTW.

  112. Joel says:
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    Grey: can u rank these sps ROS in H2H (all are avail on the wire and I’m gonna pick up one or two): Philly Hughes, Harden, Mike Minor. THANKS!!

  113. chata says:
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    limited to 10 adds per week ?
    260 per year ??

    how do you cope ???

  114. chata says:
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    @chata:

    envy

  115. Steve says:
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    @chata: It’s not too bad. I was one of the proponents for it. It’s my H2H league and it keeps the rampant streamers under control.

    I’d have preferred a GS or IP limit, but this seems to work quite well. Puts a bit more of a premium on drafting pitchers too.

  116. Awesomus Maximus

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    @chata: Wow… that’s not humorous to anyone except the owner who’s now in first.

  117. chata says:
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    @Steve:

    the one i’m in has a limit of 110/year .
    currently @ 81 .
    really need to finish in 1st or 2nd , at this point , and secure a 1st
    round buy .
    wish i had saved a few more , now .

  118. chata says:
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    @chata:

    check that , idiot .
    you only get 100 .

  119. Howard says:
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    @Grey In a keeper league I might have to trade Ryan Howard because I won’t be able to afford him next year. If you were going to go after a 1B out of this group: Trumbo, Freeman, Moreland?

  120. chata says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus:

    ??
    are you referring to my free-fall ?

    my batting average (of late) would benefit by an infusion of mendozas .

    thinking of playing 1-6-4 in the state’s pic-3 daily lottery .
    that number comes up a lot .

  121. Howard says:
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    @Chata I have a hard time in ltd pickup leagues. I have 15 in one, think I was done in May! That’s why I like the RCL a lot.

  122. chata says:
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    @Howard:

    yeah .
    in h2h leagues it’s imperative to have flexibility during the play-offs
    and the ability to play hitter vs pitcher match-ups on a daily/weekly basis .

  123. Awesomus Maximus

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    @chata: Yeah, didn’t notice your comment back when you posted it. I’m just assuming you haven’t recaptured those 19 points since then.

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