Don't be shellfish...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+

Chad Billingsley was a fave on mine coming into the year, and he pitched great for maybe a third of a season, passable for a third and pretty forgettable for the other third.  It’s with great regret I tell you to sell him for fifty cents on the dollar in one year leagues.  He wasn’t pitching all that well for a while now and now he’s dealing with a hamstring injury.  (This injury may actually save his arm from falling off.)  In one year leagues, you need guys that are going to help you right now.  It’s August, ya’ll — thanks, Mr. Winkle calender — and Billingsley may end up on the DL.  You don’t need the headache in one year leagues, I would take the best deal I could get and grab a waiver wire pitcher that has been doing well to fill-in.  I hate selling low, but, as my old Polish neighbor used to say, what can do?  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Gil Meche – Here’s the kind of pitcher I’ll take a flier on for a 5th to 6th starter in leagues over the random Texas Rangers rookie starter of the day.  If you ignore two terrible starts from Meche out of his last ten starts, he has a 2.66 ERA.  Sure, it’s cherrypicking stats, but it’s my blog so there.

Chris Coghlan – I’ve been remiss in not mentioning Coghlan much, but he’s yawnstipating to me outside of OBP leagues.  Rocks solid eligibility, but even when he’s hot he has very mild power and some speed he doesn’t like to show.  *removing my chewed-up cigar*  It’s the bigs, kid.  Show your speed.

Alcides Escobar – SAGNOF!  Don’t expect much else unless your league credits secondary characters in Medellin.

Cliff PenningtonIsn’t this the guy who told me flip-flips weren’t appropriate footwear for the country club? No, random italicized voice.  This is the guy who’s currently hitting way over his head, but has some speed and plays middle infield.  I think he’s the guy at the country club too.

Carlos Gonzalez – CarGo is a pending trademark by Carlos Gomez, so I’m not sure we can use it for him.  Then again, Carlos Gomez may have let that lapse, like he let his career.  Carlos Gonzalez is not without his caveats, Latin Americans.  He usually only plays vs. righties.

Randy Ruiz – I don’t actually own this random outfielder schmohawk behind door number three, but I do like saying his name… Randy Ruiz, Randy Ruiz, Randy Ruiz…

Alex Gonzalez – The Sawx finally figured out their shortstop shituation.  Gonzalez isn’t worth grabbing in mixed leagues unless you’re in dire need of power at MI, but I’d grab him in an AL-Only league.

Wladimir Balentien – Transylvania’s number one son is hitting near .400 in his last 7 games, and he’s been playing nearly every day.  The average will come down, but his power could explode.  In NL-Only leagues, he should be owned.  Mixed leagues, I’d wait and see.

Trent Oeltjen – If you don’t own Oeltjen, it means you probably have some sense in your head.  I, on the other hand, lack sense.  I own him so many places it’s kinda embarrassing.  I might need utility scab rehab after the season. It would be me and five fat guys in a room talking about how we dropped Dexter Fowler after a 3-for-30 slump only to watch him steal 4 bases in his next 7 games.  Just us, and coffee, cigarettes, a bowl of assorted jellybeans that all taste like the black ones, an assortment of Danish Cookies and WD-40, because of its multi-purpose eligibility.  Yes, I’ve given this too much thought.

SELL

Junichi Tazawa – Solid Sawx prospect.  Just like they said about Buchholz, Masterson, Bard….  Wait, no, he’s a solid import like they said about Dice-K.  He’s also about 15 points short of Javier Vazquez in Scrabble.  He’ll be good in a year or two, I wouldn’t own him in non-keepers this year.

Nate McLouth – McLousy.

Vernon Wells – This isn’t a sell as much as a drop, and this isn’t for just Vernon Wells.  This is for all the guys that are currently owned because their name says they should be.  Vernon Wells hasn’t been good in a while.  Was he solid then?  Yeah, and maybe one day you’ll be sitting behind Vernon and his grandkids in a Friendly’s and you can hear all about it.  Until then, lose the nostalgia.

Tommy Hunter - For Neftali next year, I’m going to work all winter on getting used to owning a Rangers pitcher, but I just can’t get behind one right now.  Besides, Tommy Hunter?  C’mon, that’s a Witness Protection name.  He’s hiding something.

  1. McLousy and Ryan Franklin should upgrade me to which OF (josh hamilton)?

    Thanks

  2. ETMcgee says:
    (link)

    Neftali has been lights out. by combining him and phil hughes, you can really offset starting pitching scrub behind door #3…

  3. Lava says:
    (link)

    What kind of value do you see getting for Bills? I’ve come to the realization that I need more power in my outfield (or at least Util spot). Who’s worth targeting realistically?

  4. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Lava: Hamilton, Quentin, or Soriano… Basically, a guy with some question marks.

  5. AL KOHOLIC says:
    (link)

    frikin aramis listed as starting today on yahoo,so i start him bench fox and he isnt playing fox 2 rbi and 2 runs

  6. Myles says:
    (link)

    What’s a reasonable SP to ask in return for Shane Victorino?

  7. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @AL KOHOLIC: I’m with you there, except I only had Kotchman as a backup, we’ll see later how badly that hurts me.

    @Myles: Wainwright

    @Doug Ault: You are the Youtube Master.

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
    (link)

    @Grey: espn saying aramis had an unrelated(to shoulder)illness

  9. SamYo says:
    (link)

    Start Kuroda tomorrow at Arizona ?

  10. Jif & The Choosy Mothers says:
    (link)

    M. Montero (AZ). Looks like he has secured the bulk of PT over Snyder. Decent keeper value?

  11. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
    (link)

    Out of curiosity, is this the first Dickens reference on razzball?

  12. AL KOHOLIC says:
    (link)

    @Jif & The Choosy Mothers: i cant see keeping a 1/2 season catcher,now if he goes off and finishes up with 20 hr`s and a 290 ave it could be worth a thought,i dont know what he did in the minors

  13. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @AL KOHOLIC: He’s testing my patience.

    @SamYo: I would.

    @mgeoffriau: In the morning, dick jokes. In the afternoon, Dickens.

  14. SamYo says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Oh and I just accepted a trade offer of Rollins for Kinsler, I get Kinsler, good or bad ? (btw, I have Hanley at SS, Lopez/Kendrick/whoever-is-hot at 2B) Its a really shallow league too, I’m just hoping Kinsler gets back 100% healthy.

  15. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @SamYo: I wouldn’t have done it, but it could work out for you.

  16. GTS says:
    (link)

    Travis Snider worth a flier over Robot Jones or Elijah Dukes?

  17. Corey says:
    (link)

    I have to drop 3 players to complete a players for draft picks trade – which 3 would you let go – Kenshin Kawakami, Johnny Cueto, Paul Maholm, Clayton Richard, Leo Nunez, Matt Lindstrom.

  18. royce! says:
    (link)

    Give Broxton for AJ Burnett? I would have Jim Johnson and Andrew Bailey for my 2 RP slots.

  19. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @GTS: Nah

  20. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Corey: Nunez, Lindstrom and Kawakami

    @royce!: Sure

  21. royce! says:
    (link)

    My Oeltjen for his Byrd?

  22. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Erik Bedard was dropped in a 20 team Keeper League
    I been holding on to the number 3 waiver pick all season
    Is it time to use the waiver pick and gamble on Bedard or still hang out and see what will come my way

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @mrbaseball: I’d grab him if you have room in your keepers for next year, but this year, he’s shot.

  24. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Nelson Cruz – hey grey what is the word on him – I heard he was placed on the ADL

    almost disabled list

  25. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @mrbaseball: Ha! Yeah, that sounds about right.

  26. Rick Dempsey says:
    (link)

    @Grey:Who’s a better steals guy everth carbrera or alcides escobar? Do you have any thoughts on Jaime Garcia/ will he join the rotation this year?

  27. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Eri Bedard would take the place of Brandon Morrow – looking for future value here – so its between the future value of Morrow of my 3rd waiver spot in keeper league for Bedard

  28. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Erik Bedard – his era whip K’s and league hiiting against him ave was great this year – I just hope he doesn’t invite tommy john over for dinner

  29. If you were to package Billingsley and Well (Vernon-type) and hope somebody bites on the name recognition what king of return would you seek?

  30. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    hey grey just read this and I don’t like it

    Erik Bedard will undergo exploratory surgery on his left shoulder on Friday.

    This likely ends Bedard’s season. Dr. Lewis Yocum will probe the area in surgery to see if there are structural problems with Bedard’s bursa sac area. Yocum will also check on labrum fraying to investigate if there is more serious damage. Bedard’s career with the Mariners may well be over.

    with that report maybe I should look elsewhere

  31. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @mrbaseball: Yeah, he’s done for this year. Next year would be the earliest.

  32. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @mrbaseball: And even next year, he’s obviously very risky.

  33. ichirosan says:
    (link)

    20-man dynasty league… trade Jorge Cantú and Antonio Bastardo for Roy Oswalt?

  34. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @ichirosan: If Oswalt can help you win this year.

  35. Lava says:
    (link)

    Bills and Werth for Ryan Braun? Fair, or not at all?

  36. Christopher says:
    (link)

    Is Dye one of those guys like Wells? He’s been so cold lately I swear Jack Cust is moonlighting in black face…

  37. Maximus says:
    (link)

    @Grey: You are always hating on Garrett Jones. I was thinking about dropping him based on your barrage of hatred. haha… jk… But I think the guy is still playing solid enough for a spot on my bench at least. Sure he isn’t going to hit at the redoinkulous clip that he started off at but his 1B/OF eligibility is nice to have too. Would you drop him and pick up one of these free agents? Kendrick, Peralta, Scott, Matsui, Fowler, Nix, Gomes, C. Richard, D. Nippert, B. Cecil, Arroyo… Or would you go with a September call up like C. Carrasco?

  38. Joe B says:
    (link)

    Nelson Cruz officially placed on the DL today retroactive to Aug. 4th… he can be back on Wednesday of next week. All you weekly leaguers have a decision to make, including myself… This per Rotoworld.

  39. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Lava: That’s fair.

    @Christopher: I’d consider dropping him for better alternatives too.

    @Maximus: I’d hold tight if he’s on your bench, unless you need something different on your bench, i.e., a pitcher – Richard or steals – Fowler.

    @Joe B: About time. Thanks for the heads up!

  40. Lava says:
    (link)

    @Joe B: God damn Cruz.

    I have a feeling he’ll come back slow, if he comes back on Wed. at all. He’s streaky, and I can’t see him going into a good streak after not playing for so long.

    I’ll probably DL him through the week in my weekly league.

  41. Christopher says:
    (link)

    @Grey: OK, drop Dye for:
    – Coghlan?
    – Parra?
    – C Gonzales?
    – Fukudome?
    – Fowler?

    Std H2H League

  42. timSTi says:
    (link)

    So I read the first line of this buy/sell and got very sad to see my “ace” on the sell list. So then I come home and find out Nelly Cruz is on the DL. Double whammy.

    So then I propose a trade to a guy battling in 3rd/4th place in our money league top 3 pays. He’s hurting for pitching so he coughs up Jason Bay for my Chad Billingsley. BOO YAH! Strange turn of events but I’m happy with it.

    BTW my pitching staff will still be Johan, Gollardo, Wandy, Pineiro, Wolf, Burnett, & Jimenez.

  43. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Christopher: Do you need steals? Fowler. Can you platoon Gonzalez or Fukudome? Do you need runs/average? Then Coghlan.

  44. Schatzi says:
    (link)

    hi
    Do you like me getting kemp/tulo/liriano for howard/.s.drew and d.lee?

  45. Dingo says:
    (link)

    Two 11-K sonavabenches followed by 6ER in 2/3rds innings (and counting)?

    Fuck you, Jered Weaver. Fuck you right in the ear.

  46. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Schatzi: It’s fair, I’d take the Kemp side.

    @Dingo: Ouch.

  47. GTS says:
    (link)

    I read that Kinsler was activated but I don’t see him on tonight’s roster… confused.

  48. GTS says:
    (link)

    Nolasco + Shields = ruin all chances of winning ERA/WHIP this week in H2H.

  49. BigFatHippo says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Greetings from poolside……………

    Still homeless, have to stay at the Drury on weekends. Homeless people have all the perks.

  50. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @GTS: Shields is so frustrating.

    @BigFatHippo: Hey, good to hear from you! Poolside doesn’t sound like too bad of a way to rough it.

  51. TheGreatVeto says:
    (link)

    @GTS: He was activated today so they could put Cruz on the DL. But he won’t be in the lineup until tomorrow.

  52. Dingo says:
    (link)

    It’s helping the wrong guy in my league, but I have to appreciate JJ’s utter dominance over the Rox. 4IP, 8Ks, 2 Pop outs, and 2 Ground outs. Is he using some kind of magic disappearing ball or something?

  53. GTS says:
    (link)

    @TheGreatVeto: I didn’t know that was how it worked – thanks for the heads up.

  54. peter says:
    (link)

    @GTS: @Grey: Shields is *so* frustrating that I’m starting to think that… maybe he’s just not that good?

  55. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @peter: I wonder if the extended innings in the postseason are playing into this.

  56. RIP Harry says:
    (link)

    @Grey: @peter: @GTS: Anyone feel like he’s been much worse than his current ERA says? (4.02 after 5er in 2ip today). Tough to drop someone like shields when their stats arent terrible.

  57. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @RIP Harry: Yeah, I said that a few weeks ago. I was shocked that his ERA wasn’t worse.

  58. royce! says:
    (link)

    My ERA and WHIP in the RCL are so shot that I actually gained points today (on Ks) starting Weaver (my ace!). I really have no idea why I continue to manage this team… It must be that I’m so damn successful in real life that I have to retreat to fantasy to feel empathy for the common man. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

  59. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    James Shields – I had enough – its parting time

  60. royce! says:
    (link)

    And I have Wandy going in my only other league… I think I need to get another league so that I can hit the trifecta of suck.

  61. SamYo says:
    (link)

    NOO ! The Wandwagon.

  62. peter says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Could be the extra innings… but, and I don’t have the #s in front of me, I think he’s always been something of a home-schooler (tonight notwithstanding); yet I always forget this. And homeschoolers just aren’t that good. They’re not reliable (predictable, maybe), and often haven’t figured out how to regularly throw strikes. Shields is kind of like Wandy (this season notwithstanding) but without the K rate. Yet we expect more because he’s Tampa’s “ace” and… ugh. nevermind. I just saw that Wandy gave up 8 ER in the 1st. I need to go through up. (<— I own Shields and Wandy on the same team. Also starring this week in my lineup: Edwin Jackson… and NOT Chad Billingsley!)

  63. jamiesonmj says:
    (link)

    Gay@shields. By gay, I mean you’re terrible.

  64. Adam says:
    (link)

    wtf is wrong with the wandwagon?

  65. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @royce!: Ha!

    @SamYo: I know, and a half step at first on an infield single and it wouldn’t seem so bad.

  66. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @peter: Yeah, but his splits weren’t that bad. Shields that is.

  67. Dingo says:
    (link)

    Ah, Weaver — nothing like following an intentional walk with the unintentional kind!

  68. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    this is the list of James Shields replacement –

    Gil Meche

    Bronson Arroyo

    Carl Pavano

    Jon Garland

    Derek Holland

    Luke Hochevar

  69. peter says:
    (link)

    @peter: edit: THROW up. Not through. Unless it’s throwing up through, e.g., your keyboard.

  70. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    first of all if you start James Shields there is no way you can really get a win from him when he strarts

  71. Dingo says:
    (link)

    I’ve got an epic “pitcher’s duel” going on right now. I’m starting Halladay, Blanton, and Weaver, and he’s got Gallardo, Wainwright, JJ, Latos, and Wandy. He’s kicking my butt in Ks & WHIP, but we’re just about even in horrible, horrible ERAs.

  72. mc serch says:
    (link)

    @RIP Harry: Shields is killing me too but i don’t think he’s dropable…while he is no longer an automatic start at this point i’m gonna hold….it would not be shocking if he ran off 3-4 great starts at some point between now and the end of the season

  73. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Erik Bedard won’t resume pitching for another four-to-six months after exploratory surgery on Friday revealed a torn labrum and inflamed bursa.

    Bedard could miss the early part of the 2010 season, as he’ll need a good amount of rehab to recover from both repairs.

  74. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Shields is the punisher

  75. Smell The Glove says:
    (link)

    WHY? WHY? WHY? DID WANDY HAVE TO FUCK MY WIFE BETWEEN INNINGS AFTER HE JUST COMPLETELAY JUST SHIT ON MY ERA IN GIVING UP 8 EARNED RUNS IN 1 FUCKING INNING?

    I will fuck him with a chainsaw if possible especially after he decided to give up another run in the 2nd inning after he vomited on my team in the first.

    Wandbagon lost a big fucking wheel tonight.

  76. SamYo says:
    (link)

    Adam Wainwright HR ! Yeaaa.

  77. Rick Dempsey says:
    (link)

    @Smell The Glove: Duuuddde, now the Brewers hitters are so tired of scoring runs Wandy will settle down nicely and coast into a 18 ERA for the day. Sweet!

  78. TheGreatVeto says:
    (link)

    @mrbaseball: That’s a good list of replacements for Shields. He is complete garbage. That is why I’ve let him slide in my drafts 3 years and counting

  79. Dingo says:
    (link)

    Ha ha – Wainwright pitchslapped Latos!

  80. SamYo says:
    (link)

    @Dingo: Pitchslapped, now THAT is epic.

  81. BSA says:
    (link)

    @Smell The Glove: @Dingo:

    Watch the F-Bombs everyone.
    1. Sponsors and webserver frown upon it
    2. Mixed company on the site
    3. It’s only fantasy baseball – as much as we want to believe it our teams don’t hate us and are not trying to doink us doggie style, or in the ear, or with your wife.

    I do not like the F-bombs Sam I Am not in the ear or in the rear.

  82. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
    (link)

    nolasco and wandy = lost championship

  83. TheGreatVeto says:
    (link)

    Oh, and the Wandwagon just popped 4 tires, broke it’s transmission, and ran out of gas.

  84. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
    (link)

    @I’m Keith Hernandez: nothing like a year’s work ruined in three days time, I spent all season making up in era and whip.

  85. Rick Dempsey says:
    (link)

    @TheGreatVeto: Imagine you owned Wandy and Prince. That would be the ultimate burn.

  86. Dingo says:
    (link)

    @BSA: Sorry, I didn’t mean to offend. In my defense, I’m not acting outside of the norms established by the site’s authors (see glossary item: “f-bombing your stepsister”).

  87. TheGreatVeto says:
    (link)

    @Rick Dempsey: I do own Prince, but I also own Braun who homered twice. And I do not own Wandy, the guy I am playing does. This would have made me happy if Nolasco and Dempster didn’t already destroy my ERA a couple days ago

  88. BSA says:
    (link)

    @Dingo: I got that and don’t need an apology yet notice that there are references to all the gems but the actual spelling is not included. We’re adults and can handle it.

    Grey has referenced my first two points in previous posts.

    There have been a bazillion different spellings of offensive language use here. We got what they mean.

    Not a biggy just a reminder so Grey doesn’t have to and I only brought it up because yours boiled over into a f laden rant later on.

  89. Dingo says:
    (link)

    @BSA: Sorry – not sure what you mean by this:

    “notice that there are references to all the gems but the actual spelling is not included.”

  90. BSA says:
    (link)

    @Dingo: Last note on language etiquette.

    It is very rare that vulgarity is spelled out in plain english on this site, sheeet beeahtch, don’t ya get it I am sure you don’t need me to spell these out to ya?! :)

    Now back to baseball and fiinding those Ks as Doc has Johnson, Lester, and Haren running away with those points tonight and Steve and I can’t shake each other off for 4th, Iowa is coming down and Chase and Hippo are making their moves. Tomorrow morning the RCL could have a 5 way tie for 3rd.

    Any bets on the likelihood of that….

  91. BSA says:
    (link)

    Ooooh, Millwood to the showers, Papi shows Francona why Tek should sit down and not him, Tek strikes out, walks over to them and agrees.

  92. royce! says:
    (link)

    @royce!: I spoke too soon about not losing points in ERA and WHIP based on Weaver’s gem tonight. Lost a point in each. So I guess there’s hope for my team after all! Nowhere to go but up!

  93. GTS says:
    (link)

    Nolasco + Wandy + Brett Anderson = drinking all weekend long.

  94. BSA says:
    (link)

    Alright since when is Anderson this bad and/or Chicago this good

    Oh yeah Rookie pitcher! There goes WHIP and ERA.

    He ain’t making it out of the 2nd.

  95. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Overbay or Jacobs

  96. gza says:
    (link)

    Why, Wandy, Why???

  97. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme was released from federal custody Friday and is already dating Arod

  98. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Tea for Tillman

  99. Corey says:
    (link)

    Uh-Oh! Another person named “Corey” posting on here! I’m going to call dibs and declare he should change his name!

    IN other news, in a dynasty league, who wins Matusz/Jurrjens for Dunn/ Saunders?

  100. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
    (link)

    I’m still in shock, my season…….

  101. SamYo says:
    (link)

    I’m pretty sure I’m losing my first place tomorrow, I had NOlasoc yesterday, Wandy & Anderson today.

  102. BKK says:
    (link)

    Pick 5 for the next while; Hd to hd, I only need 5 for weekly matchups.

    Wandy, Zambrano, Blanton, Shields, Wainwright, Jackson, Harang

  103. cubbies299 says:
    (link)

    Waiiiiiiiiiiiit a second. What happened to Prince? Prince Fielder? Someone get me off the ledge. I better have an answer by the time I come back from buying industrial strength rope.

  104. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Matt Holliday was 3-for-5 with three RBI thats why I always stay at the Holliday Inn

  105. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Frank Francisco gave up six runs on seven hits

  106. AL KOHOLIC says:
    (link)

    did fielder get hurt

  107. DrEasy says:
    (link)

    I should know better than to drink cranberry juice while reading this column. It’s not so nice when it ends up your nose.

    Luke Scott : ticker tease! I’m so tired of this guy.

    Tomorrow, I’m sitting both Cueto (he’s on my 60-day bench) and Kawakami (pitching vs Philly), right?

  108. jpm says:
    (link)

    Ellsbury for Cano: who gets the better end of the deal?

  109. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @jpm: Ellsbury if you need steals. I’d prefer Cano.

  110. jpm says:
    (link)

    Thanks! Already have Crawford so I think I’ll go for it.

  111. big o says:
    (link)

    @BKK:
    wainwright doesn’t belong in that grouping .
    pick 4

  112. peter says:
    (link)

    @Grey: The splits were bad in 2008, but, like you said before, surprising that both ERAs aren’t higher this year.

    2007: 3.53 Home/4.25 Away
    2008: 2.59/4.82
    2009: 3.26/4.46

  113. TheGreatVeto says:
    (link)

    Which underachieving catcher should I sport from now on? Matt Wieners or Soto? I picked up Wieners 5 days before he was called up, so I am not cursing his name… yet (although I won’t hesitate to make fun of it). I could only imagine how bad it must be for people who have wasted a roster spot on him all year.

  114. Matt says:
    (link)

    Grey! Hope you’ve got something entertaining in the works re: Wandy.

    How do you rank Pedro (vs AZ and @NYM), Garza (vs TX), Latos (vs CHC), De La Rosa (SF), Pavano (@TX, @KC), Harden @LA? H2H categories league, lineups lock on Monday morning, opponent has a ton of starts from good guys – Beckett/Ubaldo/Price and has Happ as an RP — 9 starts for this guy. Leaning toward rolling with HArden and Pedro.

  115. BSA says:
    (link)

    If you didn’t catch the Seattle/Red Sox game last night – you might want to scan youtube or ESPN for the highlight of Buchholz pinch running.

    Though it could have been uglier than just an out at homeplate – word out of Spring Trainging was he gave Ellsbury a run for his money in the sprints.

  116. Corey says:
    (link)

    @BSA: You could tell he hadn’t been practicing his baserunning ability.

  117. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Its 1969 – Mr Baseball has a flashback

    Series quotes – 1969 METS
    There’s a fly ball out to left. Waiting is Jones…the Mets are the World Champions! Jerry Koosman is being mobbed! Look at this scene!

    —Curt Gowdy, announcing that the Mets had just won their first World Series.
    God is living in New York, and he’s a Mets fan.

    —Tom Seaver
    If the Mets can win the World Series, the United States can get out of Vietnam.

    —Baseball’s Greatest Quotations by Paul Dickson (1991

    By the time we got to Woodstock,
    We were half a million strong
    And everywhere was a song and a celebration.
    And I dreamed I saw the bomber death planes
    Riding shotgun in the sky,
    Turning into butterflies
    Above our nation.

    The New York State Freeway’s closed, man. Far out!
    Arlo Guthrie at Woodstock

    How does it feel to be on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?

    Good morning! What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000.
    Wavy Gravy at Woodstock

    I was there. I most remember waking up in the morning to Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) saying “good morning, its a new day…” and launching into song as the sun came up.

    Among the first to arrive, we got to within yards of the fence with the van and the two VW Bugs.

    Lack of food….

    Sparse sanitation facilities….

    Drugs and alcohol…

    Constant worries such as…

    Where are my friends?

    Where is the car?
    Friday, August 15
    Richie Havens
    Swami Satchidananda – gave the invocation for the festival
    Sweetwater
    The Incredible String Band
    Bert Sommer
    Tim Hardin
    Ravi Shankar
    Melanie
    Arlo Guthrie
    Joan Baez

    Saturday, August 16
    Quill, forty minute set of four songs
    Keef Hartley Band
    Country Joe McDonald
    John Sebastian
    Santana
    Canned Heat
    Mountain
    Grateful Dead
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Janis Joplin with The Kozmic Blues Band [19]
    Sly & the Family Stone
    The Who began at 4 AM, kicking off a 25-song set including Tommy
    Jefferson Airplane

    Sunday, August 17 to Monday, August 18
    The Grease Band
    Joe Cocker
    Country Joe and the Fish
    Ten Years After
    The Band
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
    Johnny Winter featuring his brother, Edgar Winter
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    Neil Young
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    Sha-Na-Na
    Jimi Hendrix

    The Doors were considered as a potential performing band, but canceled at the last moment

    Tommy James and the Shondells declined an invitation. Lead singer Tommy James stated later: “We could have just kicked ourselves

  118. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @peter: True.

    @TheGreatVeto: I’d go with Wieters.

    @Matt: Pedro (vs AZ and @NYM), De La Rosa (SF), Harden @LA, Garza (vs TX), Pavano (@TX, @KC), Latos (vs CHC)

    @BSA: Cool, I’ll check it out.

    @mrbaseball: Those Seaver and Gowdy quotes are great.

  119. BKK says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Thanks,
    @big o: It feels like none of them have performed consistently enough to endear them to my heart. I certainly could run with four – only a 30 inning minimum per week to meet. This I do know. I do not need to carry 7, I fill up the holes they leave with Mr. B’s.

  120. Carl Spackler says:
    (link)

    Grey, Happy Saturday! From here on out Blanton or Duchscherer?

  121. jamiesonmj says:
    (link)

    Trent Olshefski: I don’t even know your name, so I will call you Medicine; you can ease my pain

  122. Nick0rz says:
    (link)

    Should I start Stauffer today vs. the Cards? Im thinking no, but just checking.

    Good call on Latos yesterday.

  123. royce! says:
    (link)

    Is Bills plus Markakis or Pence too much to offer for Fielder, in a league in which my other 1B options are Swisher or Huff?

  124. Smell The Glove says:
    (link)

    Apologies for my F-bomb laden tirade last night. I mean I was having an almost uber perfect fantasy day if it wasn’t for Wandy. Outside of him I had 2 Wins, 1 Save, 22 IP and only 2 Earned Runs to go along with 1 K/IP ratio.

    I will refrain from actual f-bombs in posts in the future.

    Phuck shall suffice.

  125. madballs says:
    (link)

    Grey and Co…

    Who do you guys think the rest of the way, Bengie Molina or Miguel Montero? Thanks.

  126. Robert says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Looking for a temp. replacement for Cruz and it does not need to be an OF. Who would be the better choice for production: LaRoche(Mr. 2nd Half), Dukes, Snider, Parra, Byrd, R. Davis?

  127. Jerry says:
    (link)

    I have josh hamilton and i was offered Rios/Rajai Davis and Ubaldo Jimenez for him. Do you think that I should sell high on Hamilton?

  128. jamiesonmj says:
    (link)

    In a points league (power numbers/average generate lots of points; steals almost negligible), what do you think of these 2 trades?

    miggy/qualls vs dunn/street

    braun/wieters vs hamels/huff/doumit

  129. Lines says:
    (link)

    Mat Latos just roofied me so bad I feel like I should get tested…

    I dropped McLouth a week ago, and hopped aboard the Soo-Choo train. Damn glad I did when I did.

    Mini-Donkey hasn’t gone deep in 4 whole games! Maybe he’s dying.

    Lastly, I need pitching help. I’m about to take first in the league, and I’d like to keep it. The last place teams are 50 and 60 games out, respectively, but refuse to make trades. Notable FA SP’s are Petitte, Zito, Kuroda, Scott Richmond, Brett Anderson, and the usual cavalcade of schmohawks. Any suggestions?

    Also, as it relates to actual, real-life baseball… WELCOME BACK, AL-GON!

  130. Lines says:
    (link)

    One more – should I drop Rafael “If saves were dicks, I’d be Paris Hilton” Soriano for someone like Matt Thornton or Pedro Feliciano in a league that counts holds? My other closers are Broxton, Soria and Howell.

  131. jamiesonmj says:
    (link)

    are you expecting miggy to turn up the heat shortly?

  132. Jerry says:
    (link)

    What do you think of Gordon Beckham for the rest of the year?

  133. Lines says:
    (link)

    Thanks Grey x 2!

  134. jamiesonmj says:
    (link)

    lol, I apologize for the pestering – the trade deadline in our league is tonight at midnight and my buds and I are going nuts negotiating trades (they dont realize I have you as the ultimate ace in the hole).

    the miggy/qualls side has turned into miggy/cordero (still in exchange for dunn/street). I figure Cordero is an upgrade over Qualls.

    I also have this trade lingering around: quentin/j.upton/beltran/papelbon for reynolds/pettitte/dotel (dotel to be dropped for feliz, etc).

    At first glance, the latter is very lopsided; however, the way I see it, Im giving up 1 starter (quentin) for a better starter (reynolds). Dotel is instantly replaceable anyways (saves are worth garbage), upton is a maybe for the year, beltran is a maybe for the year, and I need to make up innings in my pitchers, which pettitte could help. The dude is also in love with mini-donkey.

    My current OF after today consists of Manny, Braun, & Dunn with Quentin at Util. This is a 14-team mixed league and I have a ton of injured trade chips (in my opinion).

    What do you think?

  135. Rick Dempsey says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Who would you start next week, Aaron Cook or Bronson Arroyo?

  136. hmmmmm says:
    (link)

    Grey, my opponent and I will be tied in wins going into Sunday. I’m looking to stream a pitcher for Sunday to pick up the potential Win. Who should I pick off waivers?

    Lohse, Sanchez, Volstad, Laffey, Lehr

  137. RIP Harry says:
    (link)

    anyone know why alexei was taken out of todays game?

  138. peter says:
    (link)

    Is Randy Wolf a “buy” – or is he running on fumes/borrowed time? Heading into the playoffs, I could use some pitching help. Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but I feel a little weird going to Randy Wolf for help.

  139. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @peter: I like Wolf a lot.

  140. peter says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Thanks for the moral support on Wolf. How do you feel about Pineiro? Clearly, he’s the stronger eiro.. Wolf’s owner is offering me both for a draft pick next year. I’d drop Stauffer and probably Cueto (unless he totally charms me with tonight’s start) to make it work.

  141. Martin says:
    (link)

    who would u rather start tomorrow. Lohse vs. SD or Oswalt @ MIL?

  142. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @peter: I think that deal’s fair. I don’t know if I like Pineiro that much better than Cueto though.

    @Martin: Neither? Oswalt

  143. banks says:
    (link)

    I’m taking your advice Grey and trying to sell on Billingsley. Thoughts on a Billingsley/Soriano for Fielder trade?

  144. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @banks: I like it for you.

  145. Martin says:
    (link)

    Is Lohse such a bad spot start. His numbers are great at home. AND AGAINST THE PADRES. Do u still really not like him?

  146. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Martin: I wouldn’t own him, but if you do, seems like you have to start him there.

  147. peter says:
    (link)

    @Grey: re: Cueto… After tonight’s line, I don’t have much confidence in him. You really think that lowly of Pineiro? The only other drop candidate is Nunez – and he’s still getting save opps.

    I might be able to get Lackey from him instead of the two, but I don’t know if I like Lackey more than Wolf.

  148. Will says:
    (link)

    Who do you keep in a six keeper, 12 team 5×5 roto league?

    Fielder – round 3
    Josh Johnson – 15
    Markakis – 3
    Lind- 24
    Peavy – 4
    Werth – 13
    Scherzer – 13
    Wright – 1
    Beckham – 23
    Choo – 16
    Broxton – 9

    Thanks!

  149. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @peter: I’d lose Cueto, it’s just whether I’d own Pineiro. I don’t really trust him, but you might get some decent matchup value from him.

  150. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Will: Fielder, Johnson, Werth, Choo, Lind, Beckham…

  151. peter says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Thanks again. Pineiro is preferable over Cueto. I went to the wire, but the wire was bare…

  152. Doc

    Doc says:
    (link)

    Borbon with his 3rd steal of the game. Just in the 4th!

  153. Corey says:
    (link)

    Sir Grey, I just made a trade in my dynasty 17 team league.
    I gave up Howard/Saunders for Josh Johnson/Maybin.
    Who do you think won that?
    I already had Dunn, Uggla, and Longoria on my team. And with the size of the league, pitching is a premium, plus I got the best prospect.

  154. big o says:
    (link)

    kuroda downed by a line drive …. looks scary

  155. Steve says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Time to boot Wiggy for Guillen?

  156. Jacob says:
    (link)

    Which is fairer, Chad Billsley for Joe Nathan or for Brian Fuentes?

  157. big o says:
    (link)

    appears to have hit him behind (?) the right ear .
    ruled a ground rule double , as the ball careened almost into the stands .
    stretcher .
    much concern .
    ryal hit the 0-2 shot .

    anyone old enough to remember macdougal off the forehead of herb score ?
    score was destined for greatness .

  158. Corey says:
    (link)

    I know Krod’s value isn’t at its highest ever right now, but I need to move this guy before I regret it.
    What kind of value in a hitter or a SP can I be looking to get?

  159. Home Run Mini Donkey!

  160. Then Montero back to back vs Broxton to tie it in the 9th.

  161. big o says:
    (link)

    kinsler hit in head … bottom of the 8th .
    will texas retaliate ??

  162. My opponent has Broxton, how delicious.

  163. big o says:
    (link)

    naftali warned .
    retaliation pre-empted ??

  164. big o says:
    (link)

    neftali *
    edit

  165. Sam says:
    (link)

    Alex Rios for Vlad and Meche?

  166. DrEasy says:
    (link)

    How would you rank the following SS schmohawks? They seem pretty interchangeable to me.

    Alcides Escobar, Elvis Andrus, Cliff Pennington

  167. big o says:
    (link)

    @big o:
    not so sure i’d start nippert tomorrow vs red sox .
    if umps start the game off by warning both benches .
    nippert could be gone early .

    is sticking up for your teammates worth an important wild-card game ?
    remember billingsley , last year ??
    still . the beaner of kinsler was humming .
    i look for nippert to retaliate , if/when sox start to knock him out of the box .
    kinsler was pissed .
    neftali , who nailed down the save , examined kinsler’s head before walking off the field .
    should be interesting tomorrow , especially with that helmet-thrower , youkilis , serving a 5 game suspension .

  168. Steve says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Or do you prefer Gordon to Guillen?

    Jeez, what a choice.

  169. BKK says:
    (link)

    Abreu, Damon, Sizemore, Venable, McClouth, Beltran

    My under achieving outfield. I want to drop McLousy. Do ya’ll support that move?

  170. big o says:
    (link)

    @Grey:
    adam jones
    10-48 … last 10 games .
    cust kayin’ .

  171. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    J. Cueto – glad he is long gone from any of my teams

  172. Atomic says:
    (link)

    give Billingsley for Montero? 12 team mixed keeper, have Iannetta. Could use some help in R, AVE, 2Bs, OBP, but also in K/9 too.

  173. big o says:
    (link)

    @Sam:
    depending on needs .
    rios might sit against some righties .@BKK:
    are you expecting beltran to return ?@Atomic:
    don’t be foolish .

  174. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Corey: You did fine.

    @Steve: Sure, go with him.

    @Jacob: Nathan

    @Corey: Try for Wainwright or Johnson, accept a slightly lesser guy.

    @Elijah: Nice!

    @Sam: Take the Vlad side.

    @DrEasy: Escobar for speed, Pennington…

    @BKK: Depends who you’re picking up instead.

    @Atomic: That’s way too low.

  175. G says:
    (link)

    Sit or start Cook, Volstad?

  176. d2bnz says:
    (link)

    Been a very wet day in my part of NZ and I’ve spent it looking through some of the linked sites featured in ‘mom’s basement ‘
    I noticed that if you mouse over the links , there is a small precis on the site highlighted.
    Fantasy Sports R’us features a negative comment ……at least I’m thinking it’s negative
    So why would you link to a site your’e not impressed with ?
    From what I can tell the site has $$ pro sport leagues, would you recommend another site or a different method of competition??

  177. Who do you like more from here on out: Sandoval, who has catcher elig, or De Rosa, who basically has everything but C, SS, and CF?

  178. black love says:
    (link)

    i just got offered figgins for kuroda.
    seems like a good deal for me, but i really can use all the pitching help i have and i have jose lopez at 2nd and YouK at 3rd.
    the main reason i would do that trade is the baseball that smashed into kruoda’s head. they say its not so bad but i have a hard time trusting baseball doctors.
    so i can take figgins and drop lopez or just put him in the utility spot.
    what do you think?

  179. mc serch says:
    (link)

    We starting Joba and De la Rosa today? I’ve gotten killed this week by Wandy, Shields and even Kershaw kicked me a few times while I was down. Need a big day out of these two guys today. What’s the likelihood of that happening?
    BTW, loved Mr. Baseball’s Woodstock retrospective. Some huge names….that saturday lineup after J. Sebastian is sick!! Sha Na Na looked a little out place to me, esp. going on right before Hendrix closed the weekend. I read something recently which claimed that Jimi was at odds with his band mates about doing the star-spangled banner….Jimi insisted on doing it and the result was one of the most iconic live performances in history. Any R-ballers there that weekend?

  180. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Carlos Quentin Tarantino – Fantasy Value Fiction

    Butch: You okay? about drafting Carlos Quentin
    Marsellus: Naw man. I’m pretty forkin’ far from okay.
    Butch: What now?

  181. madballs says:
    (link)

    Wright is down so…

    Grey & Co,
    It’s a toss up now, Cantu or Huff?

  182. big o says:
    (link)

    @mc serch:
    i was there and was lucky to park very close to the stage .
    the only thing i can add is i remember grace slick kicking off the morning program with “volunteers to america” .
    (of course , days and nights kind of blended together.)
    very little grass to be found .
    the impassioned plea to help out the pizza guy , (who had been ripping us off all weekend ), after his tent burned , fell on deaf ears … at least in my circles .
    the trek for drinking water was a pain in the ass …. and then once you found the hose , how to bring some back ?

  183. papasmurf says:
    (link)

    Alcides not running so far. No green light? Or just being cautious? not knowing pitchers’ moves yet and all.

  184. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Consider Selling The Hurtful Dodger – Kind of interesting how a few starts can change the opinion of MOST

    I made a trade in my 20 team Keeper League early in the season 2 weeks after Gordon Beckham came up for THE HURTFUL DODGER and if you asked 100 fantasy players and experts – They all said you have to make the trade – the league message board had teams screaming about the trade – yelling at the other team for giving up the hurtful dodger -

  185. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    The terrible yahoo secret of Gordon Beckham – tell all story coming later on this hour so stay tune – don’t go anywhere – newsbreaking

  186. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @G: I’d sit both.

    @d2bnz: It’s not negative, it’s an ode to an American toys store commercial – Toys R Us.

    @VanHammersly: I’d want Sandoval.

    @black love: I’d want Figgins there.

    @mc serch: I’d start them both. I wasn’t there.

    @mrbaseball: Ha!

    @madballs: Coin flip.

    @papasmurf: I think he’s being cautious so he doesn’t get caught and embarrass himself, but I watched him yesterday — he’s crazy fast. Also, he was running on one play, but the pitch was hit.

  187. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Listen,
    Do you want to know a secret?,
    Do you promise not to tell?, whoa oh, oh.

    Closer,
    Let me whisper in your ear,
    Say the words you long to hear,

    yahoo made an error

    they added Gordon Beckham to the free agent list NOT the waiver list after the season started – not a bad pick up for Free

  188. Carl Spackler says:
    (link)

    My Bills/Broxton for CC/KRod…..is this too good to be true?

  189. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    I heard that the Nats offered Stephen Strasburg around 15 million signing bonus – I hope he holds out and throws his arm out and he serves hamburgers next year with his pitching arm

    I heard thet they want around 50 millioin to sign –

    come on Mark Prior signed for $10.5 million and you know his story

  190. royce! says:
    (link)

    Friend asked my opinion about this trade- he gets Duchsherer and Kurt Suzuki, he gives up Napoli. He needs SP, and this is a 20 team league, but I still said he should reject this one. Thoughts?

  191. Carl Spackler says:
    (link)

    would you trade Broxton for KRod straight up?

  192. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @mrbaseball: Me too.

    @royce!: I think it’s okay. If he can afford to lose some offense, it’s a gamble on Dooks that could pay off for the last month.

    @Carl Spackler: Nope

  193. Jersey Joe says:
    (link)

    What say you Grey about Julio Borbon?

  194. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Jersey Joe: He has about five days to a week more of starting time. If you need steals, grab him real quick, but don’t drop anyone too worthwhile.

  195. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    whip – K-9 and QS are even – I will win the rest of the pitching stats

    Jonathan Sánchez – other team pitcher

    my teams pitchers for today – so who should I start and sit

    Clayton Richard
    Junichi Tazawa
    Roy Oswalt
    Javier Vázquez

  196. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    I am thinking maybe just Vazquez

  197. @Grey: Start McLousy this week? Supposed to miss half the week

  198. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Jonathan Sánchez pitches at 1pm so I might not need to even start Vazquez

  199. Chris says:
    (link)

    I am in a dynasty keeper league and I was just wondering what you think Clay Bucholz ceiling is as a starter? is he a product of the media or is he a legit number 1?

  200. vinko says:
    (link)

    CarGo or Reimold for the near future??

  201. Nick says:
    (link)

    @Grey: So for next week I have Hunter coming off the DL. Would you bench Bourn & Pence next week while starting BJ, Ibanez, Hunter and Pena as Util?

    Also should I start Aramis Ramirez at 3B bench Peralta and leave Alexei at SS?

    As for Hunter coming off the DL I have to drop somoene, thinking either Kazmir or Peralta (since Aramis is back, but it might be better to keep a backup), what you think?

  202. Carl Spackler says:
    (link)

    Last one from me today…….Here are my SP’s, are there any of these that you would consider dropping or moving
    Hammels
    JJohnson
    Vasquez
    Bills (I know how you feel about him)
    Baker
    Jimenez
    Hanson
    Lily
    Romero
    Harang
    Blanton

    A little nervous about Hanson getting shut down. Romero is hit and miss but I just dont think there is anything on the wire that is better. Some of the pitchers on the wire Holland, Tommy Hunter, Justin Duchsherer, Buchholz, Porcello, Pedro, Doug Davis.

    Thanks

  203. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    hey grey any September callups you are looking forward to

  204. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Matthew Berry just call me mini Grey

  205. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    whip – K-9 and QS are even – I will win the rest of the pitching stats

    Jonathan Sánchez – other team pitcher

    I have now fell behind in those categories

  206. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @matthole: I’d bench McLousy. No idea who you’re replacing Wright with.

    @Chris: Solid #2.

    @vinko: Gonzalaz

    @Nick: I’d drop Kazmir. I’d start Aramis. Bench Pence and Bourn.

    @Carl Spackler: I wouldn’t own any of those on waivers.

    @mrbaseball: I’d like to see Carrasco and Gamel (again).

  207. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    The worst that could happen

    looking at the yahoo message board and found this gem
    the dark side of fantasy baseball

    A few weeks ago I took the good players off the 1st place team in my league and put them on his bench. He lost and he @#$%ed but everyone else in my league was really happy. I explained to this do.uche that I was spreading the wealth bc it’s not fun or fair to have 1 person with all the good players. So I have been doing the same with the 1st place team (which is now a different person) and now THEY are complaining!!! They are the ones that praised me a few weeks ago, now they are pissed I’m putting their good players on the bench. THey say im abusing my power. The same ones who said they agreed with me about spreading the wealth. Now everyone is pissed. What is wrong with these f_ _king morons? Why don’t they understand that league parity is good for everyone and makes it more exciting?????? Seems like ive got a bunch of f_ _king republicans in my league

  208. Steve says:
    (link)

    I’ve waited all year to use this in its proper context…

    Wolfman Jack!

  209. Nick says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Watched Pence belt one out today. He has been hitting for power recently…still bench him or would you gamble and maybe start him over a struggling Ibanez or BJ Upton?

    On the pitching side, would you start Jurrjens in NY over Jenks, Hoffman or Franklin as my opponent has 4 closers and just 3 starters as well as ‘starts’ so instead of fighting for saves go for K’s and Wins? I also have Beckett, Happ, Wainwright & Wolf startings with Bills for his start in Stl.

  210. Nick says:
    (link)

    @Grey: *[edit] …starting, with Bills benched for his start in Stl.

  211. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @mrbaseball: The Poacher.

    @Steve: Ha!

    @Nick: I’d like to start all three. I’d start Jurrjens over Jenks.

  212. Nick says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Would you bench Hunter another week in favor of starting BJ, Ibanez & Pence? He is getting Monday off and he was suppose to start today but I have no stats for him…

  213. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Nick: I’d sit Upton if I didn’t need steals, I’d bench Hunter if I did.

  214. Steve says:
    (link)

    @Grey: What are you thinking on Ricgard? I started hi today when I probably shouldn’t have. You still liking him for home starts?

  215. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Steve: Yeah, definitely.

  216. Dim says:
    (link)

    Votto, Ethier and Lester or Fielder, Willingham and Haren?

  217. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Dim: It’s fair, I’d take the Votto side by a hair, unless you really need power then the Fielder side.

  218. ichirosan says:
    (link)

    Trade Derek Lowe for Randy Wolf?

  219. royce! says:
    (link)

    @Steve: Awesome. And awe-inspiring patience.

  220. Adam says:
    (link)

    Any particular reason why you’re so down on Tommy Hunter? I don’t know much about him, but his minor league stats don’t look bad unless I’m missing something…drop him, Meche or a Mr. B (Wuertz or CJ Wilson) in a non-holds league?

  221. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Adam: Cause he’s a rookie that pitches in a terrible park. I’d drop Wuertz.

  222. Dish Dwright for anyone?

  223. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @matthole: You have to replace him with someone.

  224. Corey says:
    (link)

    Josh Johnson for Nolasco and Wandy. Which side wins?

  225. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Corey: Nolasco side if you need depth. Johnson side if you need just one ace.

  226. Lava says:
    (link)

    Is Carlos Gonzalez playing regularly yet? I’m debating whether or not to play him over Dukes or Oeltjen in a weekly league.

  227. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @Lava: Own him over Oeltjen. He’s red hot and only sitting vs. lefties.

  228. Who’s the dumbass with Oeltjen on his team? *ducks*

  229. Chris says:
    (link)

    trade derosa for ricky nolasco in a dynasty keeper league?

  230. d2bnz says:
    (link)

    Thanks for the R’us info , it is quite confusing when you have not seen the referenced material ……we certainly get your programmes but not many ad’s
    So whats it called when one of my guys….Rasmus, belts a long ball off one of my pitchers….Heath Bell ??? gotta be something to do with kissing your sister!

  231. Corey says:
    (link)

    @ Grey: I have Carpenter and Lackey. Does that change your opinion?

  232. GTS says:
    (link)

    Do I start Nolasco this week @HOU where he just got rocked or @ATL? Do I start Anderson vs NYY?

  233. @Grey: McLousy for Drew? Could use the MI, moved beckham to 3b to replace dwright…thanks

  234. big o says:
    (link)

    wow .
    bad news about david wright .

    must have been because he played in the wbc .

  235. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    # 252 big o Says:
    August 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    wow .
    bad news about david wright .

    are you takling about the lack of homeruns?

  236. BigFatHippo says:
    (link)

    @big o: Hippo out of the loop.

    What happened to Wright? Damm, hate not watching baseball………………..

  237. Steve says:
    (link)

    @BigFatHippo: Got one on the head from my boy Matt Cain.

  238. big o says:
    (link)

    espn analcysts reporting wright may miss remainder of season .

  239. BigFatHippo says:
    (link)

    @Steve: Not as bad as Kuroda’s head I hope…………………

  240. BigFatHippo says:
    (link)

    @big o: Good, Reyes forgot to play at all this season for me………….

  241. big o says:
    (link)

    did anyone see the sawx/rangers game ??
    were both benches warned at the start of the game ??
    did anyone on the rangers staff “protect” kinsler ??

    damn .
    i hate having to work .

  242. big o says:
    (link)

    i saw the shot to kuroda’s head .
    did it hit him behind the right ear ?
    or in front of it ?
    what the docs have to say about him ??

  243. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @big o: Kinsler’s fine, he hit a homer today.

  244. @Grey: Thanks, whats a better deal for me? Me trading Mclousy for Drew or FraGu and Lidge for Drew…..He is near me in saves too

  245. AL KOHOLIC says:
    (link)

    @Grey: do you think frasor has kept the closer job or is downs a good bet to get it back when he returns soon?

  246. Grey

    Grey says:
    (link)

    @AL KOHOLIC: I think Frasor has the job until September, then Downs will probably work his way back in.

Comments are closed.