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Matt Capps got traded and kept his job, Rauch didn’t get traded and lost his job, Octavio Dotel got traded and lost his job, Brian Wilson didn’t get traded but is moping because his shoes are no longer shiny.  It’s the bullpens, ya’ll.  Just yesterday Lindstrom was out with a sore back that he hurt when he tried to get the A’s replacement closer in his fantasy league.  That’s a true story in opposite world.  On the top of the rankings, Wagner made himself a $12 Salad.  On the bottom of the rankings, I wanted to move Chris Perez into the Donkeycorns, but he needs more time in the role first.  He’ll be a Donkeycorn by September.  Mark my words!  But don’t mark them on your computer, that doesn’t come off.  Anyway, here’s all of the closers for your fantasy baseball team, as of right now:

$12 Salads

You know that restaurant your girlfriend/wife/what-have-you likes to go to that charges, like, $12 for a salad? Every time you go there, you have a thoroughly solid meal. No complaints, except you just paid $12 for a salad when you could’ve went to McDonald’s and stuffed you and your woman for ten schmools and had $2 in quarters left over to make the hotel bed vibrate. These closers are $12 salads.

1. Mariano Rivera (Kerry Wood, Joba Chamberlain)
2. Carlos Marmol (+1) (Sean Marshall, Andrew Cashner)
3. Heath Bell (+2) (Luke Gregerson, Ryan Webb)
4. Billy Wagner (+4) (Takashi Saito, Kyle Farnsworth)

Donkeycorns

Imagine you’re following a donkey, who’s wearing a wool cap, through a desert for 1700 miles. Why are you following a donkey? Because he promises you something wonderful and you just need to trust him. Does the donkey talk? Yes. Yes, he does talk. So when you and the donkey in the wool cap arrive at his destination, he removes his the wool cap to reveal a horn. The donkey is a unicorn and his gift to you for your trust is saves. These closers are Donkeycorns.

5. Jonathan Broxton (-4) (Octavio Dotel, Hong-Chih Kuo)
6. Francisco Rodriguez (Pedro Feliciano, Bobby Parnell)
7. Jose Valverde (-3) (Ryan Perry, Phil Coke)
8. Joakim Soria (Robinson Tejeda)
9. Rafael Soriano (+1) (Dan Wheeler, Joaquin Benoit)
10. Brian Wilson (-1) (Sergio Romo, Chris Ray)
11. Ryan Franklin (+1) (Jason Motte, Kyle McClellan)
12. Jonathan Papelbon (+1) (Daniel Bard)
13. Neftali Feliz (+1) (Frank Francisco, Darren O’Day)
14. Leo Nunez (+1) (Clay Hensley, Brian Sanches)
15. Francisco Cordero (+1) (Arthur Rhodes, Nick Masset)
16. Matt Capps (+2) (Jon Rauch, Matt Guerrier, Jesse Crain)
17. Brian Fuentes (+3) (Fernando Rodney, Kevin Jepsen)

Brain Freeze

I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing apples, bananas and Huston Street– Wait, he just gave up 12 earned runs and hit Tulo in the head with a pickoff throw. Brain freeze! Make it stop! Use the following closers at your own risk.

18. David Aardsma (+1) (Brandon League)
19. Matt Lindstrom (Brandon Lyon)
20. Chris Perez (+6) (Rafael Perez)
21. Brad Lidge (+2) (Ryan Madson, Jose Contreras)
22. Bobby Jenks (+2) (J.J. Putz, Matt Thornton)
23. Kevin Gregg (+2) (Jason Frasor, Scott Downs)
24. Huston Street (+2) (Matt Belisle, Manny Corpas)
25. John Axford (+2) (Trevor Hoffman, Zach Braddock)
26. Drew Storen/Tyler Clippard/Sean Burnett (-8) (Miguel Batista)
27. Joel Hanrahan/Evan Meek (-7) (Sean Gallagher)
28. Alfredo Simon/Mike Gonzalez (David Hernandez)
29. Aaron Heilman (+1) (Sam Demel, Juan Gutierrez)
30. Michael Wuertz/Craig Breslow (-19) (Brad Ziegler, Andrew Bailey, Lou Ferrigno)

144 Responses

  1. ThE sHiT says:
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    Start Jaime vs HOU 2moro?

  2. Chet "The Rocket" Steadman says:
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    So, you’re saying my bullpen of Axford, Meek, Storen, Perez, Gonzalez, and Lindstrom is less than ideal.

  3. Cheez Whit says:
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    Better bet for saves this week only: Wuertz or Simon?

  4. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Sweet. I can tell u have become more bullish on Garcia over the past few weeks. We all know he’s pitching over his head, but it’s looking more like he’ll be good all year as opposed to just a couple months. Next year he will be really overrated. Like I said earlier this year, he’s this years J.A. Happ. Hope he keeps it up. Ludwick just dropped 2 the my wire. Gordon over Ludwick?

  5. CalCheats says:
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    Rate these guys please….ARam, Choo, Pence, Granderson and Ibanez

  6. Wah says:
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    Fielder/Dunn for CC/Pedroia?

  7. Earl Battey says:
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    In a 12-Team 6×6 AL-only league (R, HR, RBI, SB, XBH, OBP), I’m getting pretty tired of using SRod and Jose Lopez at my 2B and Util spots. Given their lack of counting stats and horrible OBPs, I would have been better off leaving those spots empty the past couple of weeks. Should I drop one for Kila, Valencia, or Joyce? If so, which one?

    Thanks.

  8. peter says:
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    I had Ferrigno ahead of Ziegler on my depth chart, but whatever.

  9. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: re: your last response in the last post where you said try CarGo and Starlin for Doc and Furcal:

    Would you think that Wright and Starlin for Doc and Furcal would be too much? Are you just assuming that I have enough depth in the OF that I can take the loss of CarGo? Just curious, I have a man crush on CarGo…

  10. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Cheez Whit: Wuertz

    @ThE sHiT: I’d hold Gordon for now.

    @CalCheats: Choo, Grandy, Ibanez…

    @Wah: I’d take Fielder.

    @Earl Battey: Sean-Rod for Valencia.

    @peter: I could see flipflopping them.

    @Wilsonian: You have the outfield depth and it’s an 8 team league. There’s probably 5 dozen decent OFs on waivers.

  11. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: wurd…thanks man, I’ll give it a shot…I want the win!

  12. quimmy says:
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    Help please.

    Got offered the following trade:

    My Kemp for his Adverb

    I am sinking fast in whip and era and think i can steady the ship and even make a push with the adverb and brett anderson coming off the DL for me.

    My OF w/o Kemp would be: CarGo/Dread/Lind/DYoung

    Its a deep 15 team league and the only other option i have is a wainwright offer for my kemp AND dempster.

    Tough bc i know its not equal value moving Kemp for the adverb but if i wait too much longer i will be trading for an sp with like what, 8 starts left in the year?

    My pitching b4 the trade:

    Josh Johnson
    Ricky Nolasco
    Ryan Dempster
    Max Scherzer
    Brett Anderson

    After:

    Josh Johnson
    Cliff Lee
    Ricky Nolasco
    Brett Anderson
    Max Scherzer

    with dempster being a rotating piece or a trade chip.

    Offense:

    Montero
    Votto
    J.Lopez
    Zimmerman
    Srod
    Laroche
    CarGo
    Dread
    Lind
    DYoung
    A rotating DH depending on needs

    Sorry for the long post but its a big decision for me, first place has a huge pot, currently in 4th.

  13. royce! says:
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    Is Axford is a brain freeze because of the possibility that the Brewers will hand his job over to Hoffman, so that they can have some sort of accomplishment (600 saves) this year? Axford’s got great numbers, but Hoffman’s been pretty decent for the past two months, though he only has 17 IP over that period.

  14. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @quimmy: I’d want Kemp.

    @royce!: Yeah, Hoffman’s still lurking there.

  15. jeffjam says:
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    I am hurting for steals and I am considering trading Marmol and Buchholz for Gardner and Montero. Considering my team, would pull that off, Grey?

    12 team mixed league, my team is as follows:
    Santana, Teixeira, Weeks, Wright, Y.Escobar, Delmon Young, Granderson, Hamilton, Phillips and Beltran on the bench.
    Buchholz, Haren, Bills, Scherzer, Price, Lester, Cueto, Bumgarner, Marmol, Simon, Bell, Hanrahan, Chris Perez and Rauch (having hard times cutting him loose).

  16. ThE sHiT says:
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    @quimmy: Is this a keeper league?

  17. brad says:
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    H2H Points League, which one SITS?

    Wandy @Mil
    Garza @Tor
    J. Sanchez @Col, @Atl
    Weaver @ Det

    Leaning toward sitting Garza, but wouldn’t want to miss a no hitter. . . .

  18. Dumbmutt says:
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    What should we do with Brandon League? Is it ok to drop him?

  19. Strasburg and Utley for Wainwright? I don’t love it but maybe …

  20. H-Man says:
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    In desperate need of power and RBI’s, would you drop Bruce, Jones, or Beltre for Luke Scott or Stewart?

  21. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @jeffjam: I don’t see the point to the 2nd half of the trade. Can’t you do Marmol for Gardner?

    @brad: Sanchez

    @Dumbmutt: Sure

    @Frank Kim: Eh

    @H-Man: No idea what Jones that is.

  22. Time Theft Bandit says:
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    Sorry to simplify my prior question:

    Bumgarner vs. col on wednesday or wood vs. pit tonight and CHC sunday? Have bumgarner, would have to drop him. Might get picked off waivers, but i need to make a playoff push.

    Non-keeper.

    Btw, Thanks Grey you do great work! The razzball dicitonary is part of my every fantasy talk with friends.

  23. GTS says:
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    Anyone using Myers today @ STL?

  24. @Grey: Yeah I understand your
    “Eh”. On the other hand I have Zobrist and Kinsler in MI. And isn’t one bird in the hand better than two in the bush, especially if one bird is Wainwright?

  25. H-Man says:
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    Sorry Grey, your boy Adam Jones.

  26. Sandoval for Jaime Garcia?

  27. Howard says:
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    @Grey I hope Santana will change his evil ways tonight @ Atl. He really got shelled in his last start at Metco vs StL but has been pretty consistent the last month. sit/start?

  28. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    Hey Grey,

    If you had 2 empty roster spots for your bench for occasional spot starts, which of these nerds would you want?

    Troy Glaus, Jose Lopez, Gaby Sanchez, Ian Desmond, Chris Johnson, Pedro Alvarez, Brett Wallace, Desmond Jennings.

    I’m in a weird H2H league where singles, doubles, triples are all categories in addition to the standard 5 roto stats.

    Thanks!

  29. genghis chone says:
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    Pick 2: Gordon Beckham, Nick Markakis, Alex Gordon
    Thanks!

  30. brad says:
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    My Kelly Johnson and BJ Upton for his Nelson Cruz in a fairly deep league? I have Weeks at 2B. Would I be relying on Weeks’ and Cruz’ health more than any sane person should?

  31. ThE sHiT says:
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    @genghis chone: Ill take Beckham and Gordon.

  32. quimmy says:
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    @The sHiT: No, not a keeper league. What do u think?

  33. ThE sHiT says:
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    @quimmy: Well I agree with Grey, but if you desperately need Lee, then go get him. Just remember, Lee isn’t pitching in Seattle every home game. Arlington will hurt his ratios, so understand you are paying more for name value and his past performance than what he will do. I would try to get another stud pitcher in a better park before settling for Lee. If anything, I think you are better off with Waino. Just my humble opinion sir.

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: re: my previous trade questions, would you do CarGo/Castro and one of my lower tier pitchers (Lewis, Scherzer) for Lester/Furcal?

  35. LordMetz says:
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    Should I drop Pagan for Alex Gordon?

  36. UncleEarnie says:
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    I have Manny on my DL spot right now. Somebody in my league just dropped Kinsler – Should I swap Manny out for Kinsler??

  37. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Butler and either Garza, Bills, Garcia 4 Greinke worth doing?

  38. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: @ThE sHiT: The guy also has Ubaldo n Lincecum. Should I try 4 one of them?

  39. Killing Machine says:
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    Grey,

    Wallace or Snider non-keeper 2010

  40. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ThE sHiT: I’d do Butler and Garcia or Bills (in that order) for Lincecum.

    @Killing Machine: Wallace, unless Snider starts playing and hitting.

  41. brad says:
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    Grey, any thoughts on this one? @brad: Is Cruz a big enough upgrade over Bossman Jr. to justify the injury risk?

  42. Killing Machine says:
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    Thanks Grey,

    second question. If I need steals is Crisp going to stay in that lineup and keep stealing bases. His is hitting a buck eighty right now.

  43. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: If he doesnt wna do give up Lincecum, should i trade 4 Greinke, or just hold?

  44. ThE sHiT says:
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    @ThE sHiT: Sorry, delete “do” 4rm the last post.

  45. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @brad: It’s a lot of injury risk. I’d look at someone else.

    @Killing Machine: Depends on how much you need steals and who your other options are. I wouldn’t mess with Crisp right now.

    @ThE sHiT: Hold…

  46. Steve says:
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    Lidge up a couple of spots?

    As a Lidge owner, I say the guys behind him in the rankings should be ashamed of themselves.

  47. brad says:
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    @Grey: Thanks Grey, you’re the best.

  48. Martin says:
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    @grey- i need steals and have a decent OF. Should i try and trade granderson for chone figgens? That way i could drop alvarez at 3rd.

  49. Earl Battey says:
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    I’ve found someone in my league who doesn’t subscribe to the sagnof philosophy. I got JJ for Bell and Michael Young from him, and now he wants R Soriano. The only 3 guys he has that I would want are Lester, Crawford and Cruz. Is Soriano for Cruz reasonable?

    I could also add my Abreu, Alex Gonzalez, Krispy, Johan, or pick from a selection of Brain-Freeze closers (Axford, Perez, Jenks). Do you see a fair 2-1 deal (Soriano + ____ = _____)?

    I’m leaning towards going for an OF since some SP is available on the wire.

    Thanks.

  50. Martin says:
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    @grey- or even granderson for cuddyer. I just dont like granderson

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Earl Battey: I’d take Cruz for Soriano. I’d give Alex Gonzalez or Abreu for Lester or Crawford.

    @Martin: Make the trade if you like, it’s not good though.

  52. Earl Battey says:
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    Thanks. I’ll make some offers, and we’ll see what happens.

  53. Earl Battey says:
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    Sorry, one more for you. I’m getting pretty tired of Gaby and Pablo at 3B and CI. Would you drop either (or both) for Chris Johnson, Alex Gordon or Valencia? I’m thinking I have to stick with Panda a little longer, but I think I should dump Gaby for Johnson.

  54. Lotta freezers this year.

  55. barker says:
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    just did a look for starters in a shallow 12 team league (SVs only) and pavano was still available so i just dropped a recently picked up storen for him

    RPs are now soriano lindstrom axford fuentes
    SPs are now lincecum liriano garza zito latos kershaw pavano

    right move??

  56. Howard says:
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    @Grey Can you rank these pitchers from keeper standpoint: Medlen, Olsen, Wood, Leake, Ely. Thanks!

  57. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Howard: Leake, Medlen, Wood, Olsen…

  58. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I’m back!

    Was looking at something in the old post and forgot where I was.

    Was I ever a hider? I’d have thought I’ve been a constant annoyance from the day I found you.

  59. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I could’ve sworn when you first started commenting you only commented on old posts, maybe I’m thinking of someone else.

    EDIT: Word.

  60. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Would you trade Vlad/Kuroda for any combo of Bucholtz, Haren or E. Santana?

  61. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Oh, I’m sure I did a bit of that. Fell into line quicj enough, though.

    Just picked up Heilman in 3 leagues. Not feeling so good.

  62. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Fletch: For Haren and Buchholz, if you need pitching.

    @Steve: And you shouldn’t.

  63. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you still take Aardsma over Hanrahan, even though he’s been shit?

  64. Kevin says:
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    I’m in a NL-Only League and don’t follow the AL much. I have the top waiver position and am wondering if Jake Westbrook is worth using it on? I have solid pitchers, but have come to find you can never have too much good SP.

    His numbers don’t look that good but the trade is getting good reviews. What do you think?

  65. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Kevin: I’d let someone else get him.

  66. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    With Fowler likely to the DL, what kind of playing time do you expect Spilborghs to get?

  67. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Yep, the guy sure enough offered me Haren/Buchholz for Vlad/Kuroda. He also offered me Buchholz/Shields. I assume you prefer Haren over Shields?

    My outfield is Crawford, J. Upton, Krispie and Swisher so I can afford to part with Vlad…especially since I heard Washington may rest him periodically for the rest of the season.

  68. Anonymous says:
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    Which two of Myers, CJ Wilson and Baker would you prefer in a dynasty?

  69. Steve says:
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    My H2H team has a no-hitter going.

  70. chisox says:
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    Points league, should I offer Cargo for Figgins or Aramis? Right now I have Pedro Alvarez and Valencia and a very deep OF. thanks

  71. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Not the good kind, I’m assuming.

    @chisox: Nope

    EDIT: Word.

  72. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Travis Snider 2 doubles in the 5th inning (so far).

  73. chrisbenson says:
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    hurtin fer steals yo.

    is pierre for scoot baker ok?

  74. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Tex broke it up (emoticon).

    And my opponent has Burnett and Pavano while my boy Hudson continues to defy gravity…

  75. ViagraFalls says:
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    Safe to start Clayton Richard tonight?

  76. Howard says:
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    Grey, Laroche or Robot for a UT position?

  77. royce! says:
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    I didn’t watch him pitch, but 2 ER on 3 H, 2 BB with 6 K in 7 IP seems like enough reason for TB to replace Davis with Hellickson. Davis has a 8.31 ERA against MIN this year. Cust kayin’.

  78. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @royce!: You would think, but let’s see if it happens.

  79. Howard says:
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    I think Carlos Santana is toast. Horrific collision at the plate!

  80. @Howard: Man, I hope it’s not season ending…

    @Grey: Who would you pick up? OBP counts.
    Torrealba, Jaso, Buck, Paulino

    Already moved 7,8, 12 & 15 round picks and was offered Mariano for a 10. I currently have Fuentes, Gregg & Hanrahan for my 3 RP.

    If Santana’s done, would you move a pick for a decent catcher? Same guy who has Mariano, also has V-Mart. Maybe a 6 for both of them?

    Looking at a thin draft next year, but I said that going into this year too and right now I’m in the 6th and final playoff spot by 3 1/2 games.

  81. @Howard: Just saw it… yeah he’s done for the year. Hope he still has a career after that.

  82. Chris says:
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    @Grey:

    Grey, can you rank these 4 guys in terms of keeper league value for the next 3-5 years: Braun, Wright, Votto, and Upton.

  83. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Chris: Braun, Votto, Wright…

  84. @Grey: I was leaning Yorvit, but I think Jaso too by virture of lineup. Both have been hitting well.

    Jeez, I guess I traded the wrong rookie catcher when I moved Posey. Sadness. Only consolation is that Posey’s on the last place team in my keeper league.

  85. @Grey: If you were in my shoes, would you move more picks to get V-Mart/Mariano or stand pat and play the wire?

    Gotta go for the money, right?

  86. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @3FingersBrown: Where did you see the video of Santana? Go for the money.

  87. Pops says:
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    RIP Carlos Santana.

    Carlos Ruiz or John Jaso (I can’t believe that I’m considering one of these two schmohawks)

  88. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Pops: Jaso

    @3FingersBrown: Wow, that quality’s bad. Guess I’ll wait until MLB releases the video. MLB’s such a bunch of Nazis.

  89. Roger Dorn's Nemesis says:
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    @Grey: I watched the play live since I’m in the Boston area. Santana’s knee has to be shredded. Left knee got hit on the outside in a collision with Kalish & just collapsed. My non-doctural opinion is at least 2 ligaments completely gone & a long re-hab. Knee bent in that disgusting unnatural way. Feel bad for the kid…

  90. Pops says:
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    @Roger Dorn’s Nemesis
    There goes a potential keeper and the dream of not having to worry about drafting a catcher for a couple of years. I’m getting sick just reading some of these accounts.

  91. Steve says:
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    @3FingersBrown: @Roger Dorn’s Nemesis: @Grey: Yeah – can’t see a lot of good coming of that.

    You can see how quickly the guy backing up the plate raced over. Never a good sign.

  92. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Roger Dorn’s Nemesis: Gotcha… I’m watching the Sawx now hoping to catch their post-game highlights.

  93. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Martin: Thanks for the link! Just saw it on BBTN. Didn’t look good, no.

  94. Howard says:
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    This week I had Wieters, Santana and dropped Wieters for Montero. Hope he’s still on the wire in a couple of days. Two catcher league. Otherwise it’s Punt and Montero and pray for raino!

  95. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: Need to make room for Montero now. Do i drop Santana or wait for him to get D/L’d and drop Tabata DomBrown, Bruce, or Mike G (my starting 3 closers are heilman, marmol, + franklin in a 3rp league)

  96. Howard says:
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    Ryan Hanigan doesn’t seem like such a bad play at the moment he’s hot.

  97. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Would you trade Verlander or F-Her straight up for Fielder?

  98. Dumbmutt says:
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    Wieters or Buck? Can’t believe I have to wade the catcher waters again.

  99. Howard says:
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    @Grey, Got a title for you…’Catcher Gone Awry’

  100. Dumbmutt says:
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    Iannetta too maybe

  101. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: It’s a keeper, but I’m not keeping him, but #2 its a 10 teamer 7 keeper so someone else is liable to possibly snag him if i drop him outright.

    Drop Bruce, Tabata, DomBrown, or Mike G (4th RP in a 3RP league)

  102. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Which one would you deal – F-Her or Verlander?

  103. timSTi says:
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    “RT @hoynsie: #Indians Carlos Santana will get MRI on left knee Tuesday in Cleveland. Initial test on knee by trainers was encouraging.”

  104. Steve says:
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    @timSTi: In that it was still attached to the rest of his leg?

  105. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @timSTi: Drop Santana, or wait a day to hear more news on his injury.

    @Fletch: Verlander

  106. royce! says:
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    @Steve: I have to chime in with a “HA!” That was a good one.

    It did look real bad, though. I’ve been looking for a reason to drop him as I have McCann and no one in the league will trade for a C (it’s the RCL, so that makes sense).

  107. batman the horse says:
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    hanrahanigans pitched for the buccos in a non-save situation 8th tonight. makes that meek pickup look better.

  108. motorcitykitty says:
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    @Grey. I know I’ve been hitting you with this one for a couple days now, but I’ve finally got a bite. So I have Strasburg AND Latos, both of whom concern me because of the white gloves they’re being treated with. I am in a 16 team h2h non-keeper and I’ve been going back and forth with a guy and it looks like I may have him talked into one of two deals. Which one, if any do you prefer or would you even pull the trigger on either.
    Deal #1: I give Stephen Drew, Ben Zobrist, and Stephen Strasburg for Derek Jeter, Josh Beckett and Edinson Volquez.
    Deal #2: I give Stephen Drew, Ben Zobrist, Stephen Strasburg AND Matt Latos for Jeter, Beckett, and Josh Johnson.
    Drew and Zobrist for Jeter addresses my SS need and his at 2nd, but I’m taking the chance that Beckham will be fine for me at 2nd going forward…Im concerned about Volquez ( and even a little about Beckett ) but pitching is super scarce in our league and the 2 pitchers for 1 is the only reason I even consider the Volquez deal. P.S.- Our trade deadline isn’t until Aug. 13th.

  109. Seequinn says:
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    @Grey: Still no interest in the Cahill bandwagon?

  110. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Seequinn: Lack of Ks aren’t pretty, but everything else has been great.

  111. Steve says:
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    Where’s Storen?

  112. Steve says:
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    Just dropped Thornton for Burnett. Had to do that, right?

  113. @Steve: The fact that he was reported to be joking around in the locker room as opposed to under sedation in the ER is encouraging. After the way that injury looked, I’ll be happy if he starts next year on time.

    I’m going to have to wait for the MRI results to make a move. Otherwise, between Gallardo, Swish, McGehee and another guy who’s still pitching whose name I won’t mention – it’s been a nice night for the good guys. Too bad the Cardinal pen blew that Westbrook start. Duncan pixie dust strikes again!

  114. motorcitykitty says:
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    Really? Not even the Strasburg/Latos for Johnson/Beckett? Disregard the Zobrist/Drew for Jeter, Zobrist is sitting on my bench and I’m getting the #2 SS in our league in pts for him. I figure I had better get something for him now. But are you not high on Beckett? Just got screwed out of a win to a last place team because I lost 2 starts out of Strasburg last week. No doubt they’ve both been awesome for me, but Johnson and Beckett? Not trying to convince you, just wondering what your reasoning is…..

  115. tall chicks says:
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    Burnett with the save, but could be because Storen threw 2 innings yesterday. I have Storen and Hanrahan, but I still don’t feel like it’s urgent to drop either for Burnett. Would you?

  116. Hellickson sent back down to AAA.

    I won’t be surprised when the other shoe drops, but damn I’m loving me some Cahill right now.

    Speaking of other shoes dropping… From seeing the Santana collision better on the MLB replay, the only saving grace may be that his left cleat actually came off his foot, allowing his leg and hips to swing a little during the impact. The cleat actually remained stuck in the ground. If that foot stays in there, his leg’s snapped like a twig.

  117. Grey

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    @Steve: Yup

    @motorcitykitty: Beckett’s not as good as I think you can get. If you don’t think you can do better, then go for it.

    @tall chicks: I wouldn’t drop either for him.

    @3FingersBrown: Interesting, hadn’t noticed the cleat. You’re probably right about it being worse if that hadn’t happened.

  118. Bricklayer Brad says:
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    Jose Bautista for Clay Buchholz in 12 team keeper. First time commenter long time reader.

  119. @Grey: Seeing it from another angle, you can see the leg twisted pretty badly. Since his foot came free from his cleat, the knee didn’t seem to give the wrong way like it looked initially. I’m hoping he just hyper-extended it but we’ll see tomorrow…

    I already had V-Mart/Mariano’s owner on the horn. He’s all to happy to give me those two for a 6 next year.

    Man, I picked the wrong day to stop smoking… as if there’s ever a good day right?

  120. Grey

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    @3FingersBrown: Yeah, just watched it at MLB and saw the cleat. Did look a little less worse from that angle. Still out for the year bad, but not career-threatening.

  121. Steve says:
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    Me and Ernesto, we’re like this (crosses fingers).

  122. @Grey: Interesting offer just sent to me in my roto league:
    His Wandy for my Butler.

    Aside from steals, my hitting has been pretty good (OBP instead of AVG) and I’m deep at the corners currently with Tex, Youk, Butler, Huff, C. Johnson & Morrison. (Currently Huff and Morrison are in my OF).

    I’m hurting badly in ERA & WHIP however. Do I go for that, or try to get more for Butler? Wandy’s seems to have turned the corner.

  123. Matt says:
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    @Grey would you pick up Domonic Brown, Colvin or Tabata?

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