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Lately, I’ve been thinking about what a creeper of the week really is, and how best to put it out there for you readers. I’m the pimp, uh, I mean dating service, and you are the receiver of a good time… for about a week. You might say a “batty call with benefits broker”. Since the majority of us are men, except Prezzi, who looks like he struggled with sophmore English last year and is waiting on puberty to complete. (Writers note: I would rather look young to slay more cougars than what I do now.) It’s safe to assume that for most of you (except the four girl readers), I’m setting up man dates every week. Which brings me to this week’s hot date– David Murphy. Hi David, I see you’re only 12.2% owned, so I know you’re available. Would you like to hop in my car and go for a  little drive… for a week! This officially got weird, so you can call me Creeper McCreeperstein from now on.

Before I move onto the Yada Yada Yada portion of the show, I would like to share the man date I had with our great mustachio lothario, Mr. Grey “check out the dong on that Chihuahua” Albright. We opened the afternoon trip with sandwiches at this amazing wine and cheese store that kept it simple and delicious! He had the fresh mozarella and basil and I had the soppressota with Spanish manchego on the best baguette I’ve had since this little village I visited outside of Paris. After what felt like a lifetime of talking about fantasy baseball and the ginormous dong on the chihuahua behind us, we decided to take a stroll to start working off all those carbs. Feeling a need for a pick me up, Grey took me over to this quaint little coffee shop where I got a sugar-free vanilla iced latte and he went way off the reservation with an ice-blended mocha green tea latte. Double Delicious! As we knew it was time to start wrapping it up and in need of a little shopping to cap off a great afternoon, we went up to the local beauty supply store. Grey proceeded to pick up some extra fancy hair gel to get that just perfect look for his regular TV on the radio segments. If you watch those you know how amazing that hair is. I, on the other hand, got cornered by the Lebanese owners of the establishment and after a good five minutes of loving on my beard and a bold flirtation from the lady, I was shown the selection of beard products. Now let me tell you, that beard balm was the bomb and suggest it to anyone out there.  Hey, this is way too long and has nothing do with baseball but I can’t help but to share one of the best days ever! Next time we’re going shoe shopping.

This week, Cleveland’s Mr. Lefty David Murphy gets 7 games and seven right-handers. This is good for a guy whose ability to be in the line-up is dependent on what type of arm is throwing that day. He gets relevant for about eight weeks every year and is due for another bout of schmotatoness. He can be a good source of RBI’s and a home run or two when on a roll, and is even liked by the Hitter-Tron this week. H to the T the sex fiend has him as a $11.1 dollar play, just a dollar behind fantasy borathon 100% owned Daniel Murphy. You Murphy fans can get your Murphy shirts here. Strangely this same site sells t-shirts supporting Matt Harvey to return this year. Don’t they know that is not good for anyone who wants him to succeed. Sorry, back to David Murphy. He opens with a two-and-two series with in-state “not a rival but rivals now” Reds. Then he gets lefty friendly Yankee Stadium, or as Grey calls it, the house across the street from the house that Ruth built. Call me weird, but I like to watch a team after they have rid themselves of dead weight (that’s Asdrubal if you missed he got traded to the Nats). I’m hoping it catches on with the Indians and I’m gambling on that. I also would feel bad if Gareth did something crazy like running out into traffic because the Indians got even harder to watch. Meouch!

Bonus Creeper

Two of last week’s bonus creepers did well. Mark Reynolds (2 HR’s) and Josh Willingham (3/1/3/1/.316) helped a few of you out and that’s what I’m here for. Josh Willingham (10.2%) is still way under owned at 10.2% and is again a bonus creeper. If you need help with this then please leave your login and password in the comments and I’ll take care of it for you. Jordy Mercer (14.3%) has been chipping in with a little hot streak of late and is a nice fill in for a middle infield slot if you’re hurting. If you lost Goldy to the DL then Jon Singleton (8.4%) is a viable fill in that will kill your batting average but not hurt your home run numbers. I will see you all tomorrow when I am covering for Sky as he kicks off the 32in32in32 tour with Nick, Tehol and the Guru.

 

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  1. Eric says:
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    Great stuff J-Foh!

    Need some advice here. I lost Goldy this week and would like to add a SP. any good Ideas here for waiver wire pick ups or can you suggest some potential minor league call ups that might be worth adding and stashing for a few weeks?

    Also, any idea when Goldy might come off the DL?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eric: I wouldn’t expect him back this year. If you do then you’re lucky. Who to add and stash is a tough call, who are you dropping and how deep is your league?

      • Eric says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH:

        I don’t have to drop anyone cause I have a DL slot. Already have pujols and freeman at 1B and CI so I now have replaced Goldy at my utility slot with kole Calhoun and Dickerson.

        My league favors pitching so I’d like to add an SP if possible. I think I have the luxury to be patient enough to wait for any minor league call ups if they’re worth stashing. Any tips on SP or offensive players that are on the verge of being called up that night make a difference and be able to help?

        • J-FOH

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          @Eric: I’m looking more at likelihood and opportunity vs. upside but Alex Meyer should be up later as well as teammate Trevor May. Noah Syndergaard is a possibility too

          • Eric says:
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            @J-FOH:

            Thank you!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Eric: no prob. Keep us posted. Also ask chris the new prospect writer

  2. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    I’m also a Goldy owner but got Trumbo for now to rack up 0s in my 1b slot…I had picked up buttler when it looked like he showed signs of life, debating cutting him. Who you like best as just a UTIL slot–singleton, eaton, ackley, Murphy…

  3. Cabreras Cab Company says:
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    Great shizz as always man, these gems are what win leagues, every little bit you can get helps a ton!! Can you rank these 3 ROS ? Mauer Dickerson Ramos… I have Ramos at c right now, have Dickerson in and out of lineup. I have been offered Mauer for Dickerson straight up. Its a 12 team 6×6 OPS is our extra hitting cat and we play one util and one extra infield slot.. Also we keep seven at years end.

    My Current lineup goes as so
    Ramos,Abreu,Carpenter,Zoby,Machado,Moss,Adam Jones,Brantley,Taveras, Dickerson Alcantara and Lawrie on the dl coming back this week .

    Sorry for the long post, Thanks as always for the great work and dedication

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cabreras Cab Company: I’d hold onto Dickerson and what does the free agent catcher pool look like?

      • Cabreras Cab Company says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks for the advice, the FA pool is garbage, players like Norris Castro Ruiz . All of these guys id rather have Ramos over.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cabreras Cab Company: I’d keep my eye on Castro if he heats up. He’s got the best upside of the group.

          • Cabreras Cab Company says:
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            @J-FOH: He is already on the watch list…

            Im thinking of dealing an eigth round pick next year (16 actual round) for mauer and a 19 next year.. I think its worth a shot. He was raking before he got hurt.

            If you were a pence owner, What would you reasonably expect in return for pence in a keeper league. Thanks again!!

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              @Cabreras Cab Company: not a fan of mauer or keeping catchers for that matter

              Pence could be good for an SP2 like an Alex Cobb

  4. stynyr says:
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    I just traded Longoria and Rizzo for Goldschmidt and Lester.

    Should I cancel that or just live with it?

    We keep five and Longoria and Rizzo were both keepers of mine. I’d probably keep Goldschmidt and not Lester. I have Arenado as my 3b if we keep the trade.

    • @stynyr: I’d do it, if you don’t need Goldy for this season and you need a SP, if not cancel it..Goldy could be out awhile…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @stynyr: what do you mean by cancel? Was it already accepted? Are you the commish? Long term you win this one, I like Goldy and Nolan better than Longo and Rizzo.

  5. Morning J-FOH, I am taking your advice in adding Murphy for the week to replace Goldy, I can move Trumbo to 1B and Murph to U..Let’s GO Murphy..BIG WEEK ahead!

  6. A question for you, any word on when E5 is coming back? Really need him now with Goldy going on the DL..

  7. Paul says:
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    Awesome writeup! If you had to pick 2 or 3 of the following for the upcoming week in a h2h with obp and ops who would you pick?

    Duda, rajai, Lonnie, Pablo, kole, Dickerson, Dunn

    Thanks!

    • Paul says:
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      Sorry adding singleton to that….

        • Paul says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: thanks! Tron likes them all to varying degrees. Those guys and rajai are looking pretty good.

          Trying to make do without goldy!

          • @Paul: glad to help out..I also lost Goldy, not much to choice from, I took Murphy, over Dunn for this week..Hoping E5 comes back soon to help replace Goldy’s numbers…cheers

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              @Malicious Phenom: I hear ya… At least we can commiserate! I’d been trying to shop freeman for a while so I guess I’m lucky. Did you drop goldy or are you waiting for more timetable news? (assuming redraft)

              At least I now have a reason to use that Norman reedus crying gif in my espn league!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Paul: Duda and Dickerson

  8. Fistering says:
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    Should I drop segura for one of hill, Wong or mercer? I have alcides at SS most of time currently with Zobrist at second. I put in segura on alcides days off, as utility, or if he has a obviously better matchup. Thoughts on dropping segura and if so for which one of those mentioned above. Thanks in advance.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Fistering: dropping segura is that new shizz. Id lose him for wong or hill if you dont need speed

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fistering: Hill if you need some power

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @J-FOH: pretty sure wong gets more steals than segura per at bat this year. not contradicting hill is probably best option, but if you need steals i’d go wong over segura.

  9. rob oldheart says:
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    Morning!

    got a keeper Q for ya. Just aquired K. Jansen, with the idea that I would flip him to a contending team for a keeper. I have him at $13, Rosenthal at $8 or C.Allen for $5.

    THinking Jansen is the player to shop… what do you think? an $8 donaldson is being shopped by a contender, and I can pair one of my closers with Longo ($32) to get him.

    thanks! Happy sunday.

  10. lerryjee says:
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    This trade just happened in my league. Anyone else besides me find this suspicious?

    Chris Davis, Robbie Cano and Strasburg

    for

    Charlie Blackmon, Emilio Boneface, and Koji U.

    • Hondo says:
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      @lerryjee: Maybe 1 of the first 3 for all of the other 3 would be about right in a keeper or a redraft IMO.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @lerryjee: It’s hard to fight stupidity. I could see how someone would want it based on need

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @J-FOH: If the second team is desperate from steals and saves there’s that excuse.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I get it. The cano part is a little confusing

  11. lerryjee says:
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    Yes, you can keep three of 30 players.

  12. nick the dick says:
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    Good stuff Foh, yo wong or emily?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: i think so too. Had him in both my leagues and just dropped him and he slam and legs it last night and i need that wong back

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: wong, but don’t get married to him

  13. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    If any of you guys want to give your thoughts on this deal please do.

    My team is killing it, 1st place overall in a very competitive 12 team 14 keeper league. I am stacked, but I have been a little weak in HR’s and RBI’s some weeks. Trying to go all in and win it this year,

    Lineup:
    C Posey
    1B Votto, C Carter
    2B D Murphy, C Carpenter
    3B Donaldson
    OF Bautista, Pence, Span, Marte, JD Martinez, O Tavares, M Betts
    SP MadBum, Cueto, Ventura, Lackey, Wood, Liriano, Paxton
    RP Holland, Rodney, Feliz, Benoit, Castillo, Soria

    I’ve been offered Adam Jones for Oscar Tavares, Matt Carpenter, and Greg Holland. Don’t care about losing Holland with the Royals not winning and me having 4 other closers, and I’ve been trying to off Carpenter all season long. Just don’t know about giving up Tavares. Thoughts?

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        Thanks man.

        Forgot SS, I have Tulo and Andrus.

        I always like to get the best single guy in any deal, and that’s definitely Jones.

  14. Jayson says:
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    Hey great post!
    At utility for this who do you like better; polanco or jay Bruce?
    Bruce has 7 gms (@ Cleveland & Miami in cincy)

    Polanco has 6 gms ( hosting Miami & home vs SD)

    what’s the latest with springer , it’s a weekly lock league locks up tomowrow first gm (which is around noon) would you risk starting him or leave him on the bench? If I do that I’d put him either at utility or OF by benching Matt Holliday.

    Lastly would you drop zach wheeler for tanaka? It’s redraft , yeah I have the DL spot but didn’t know if it’ll be worth hanging onto tanaka

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jayson: Polanco, lay Holiday and wait for Springer next week, I’d stay away from Tanaka

      • Jayson says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Thanks for the response, dropping tanaka is the way to go ?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Jayson: They say he could be back but I’m not buying it.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @J-FOH: has anyone ever even heard of a guy coming back from that type of problem (and doing well) without at least months off?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @goodfold2: that’s why I don’t like it, but have never heard of that either

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @J-FOH: i’ve only been playing 3 years, and it would seem that nobody ever has. so when they say “the probability says he’ll need TJ” they aren’t quite talking about the sun coming up tomorrow, but it sounds close.

  15. Jack says:
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    My creeper of the week is that picture of you

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jack: happy to be there for you

  16. Justin B says:
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    J-Foh thanks for the column…
    Goldy down, need a replacement: Belt, Chisenhall, Loney, Singleton, or just kill myself?

    Had Votto (via trade) and Goldschmidt…unbelievable

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Justin B: I’d grab both Belt and Singleton

      • Justin B says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks! is it safe to drop Goldy? Have Votto and Mauer occupying DL spots

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Justin B: Yup

      • Paul says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: if you had to pick one of belt, singleton, and Dickerson for the coming week (obp and ops league) – belt?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Paul: is this Corey Dickerson?

          • Paul says:
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            @J-FOH: yes Corey sorry

            • J-FOH

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              @Paul: Dickerson ahead of Belt

  17. Green machine says:
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    I just read that Kirk Gibson saying that realistically that goldschmidnt is done for the season – would you drop him or wait a week or so? anyway it is it seems his ’14 fantasy season is done w/ fractured thumb- just checked he’s no longer “unstoppable”

    • Green machine says:
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      @Green machine: *not fractured thumb, fractured hand

      • Green machine says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Atleast I have duda who I can put at 1b,
        Here are some available 1b’s / have eligiblity at 1b; jon singleton, mark Reynolds, Vogt , Adam Dunn

        Other bats available: solarte, aramis Ramirez, (my 3rd is David wright, my 2b is pedroia, SS is Alexei Ramirez , IF is dee Gordon , catcher is gattis , DH is c Santana

        Or I could add another SP: Dillion gee, Ervin Santana, Jacob deGrom, Jesse Hahn, Vance Worley, jake odorizi or zach wheeler
        (Other SP’s are / we start 3 & 10 tm lg; Strasberg, cueto , mad Bumgarner & bench I have arrieta)

        Thanks!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Green machine: deGrom or Santana, their schedules are a push

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Green machine: i’m loving this in dynasties. i’ve traded for goldy already in one league about 8 days ago, about to do it again in another keeper league as we speak

  18. de nachos says:
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    I’ve got a comfortable saves lead on a team rostering Cishek, Feliz, Kenley, and Perkins, (plus Giles). Who looks solid to offer for Price or Stras to an owner chasing saves in a K/9 and QS league? 13 teamer. Thanks el barbero.

    • J-FOH

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      @de nachos: I like price and would offer Kenley paired with Feliz

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: and where the hell is Prezzi, I give him ad gareth shout outs and they don’t come over. I’m lonely today yo’s

  19. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Sadly, that entire story is true… I needed hair gel, what?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: we all need a little gel. Except Sky, it wouldn’t make a difference

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d love to style his hair, is that weird?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: its a challenge. Like taking Nick’ s team out of the cellar of the RCL’s

          • Grey

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            Good first step for Nick would be taking Victorino, Cliff Lee and Junior Lake out of his lineup… And maybe starting Hamels, Kipnis, Trumbo and Eaton

            • J-FOH

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              @Grey: Nick’s not home right now is his answer for everything right now.

              • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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                @J-FOH: he doesn’t have internet access would be a good excuse.

  20. nick the dick says:
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    Im convinced you are writing these from the future…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: don’t tell anyone about my Delorean

  21. de nachos says:
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    Prescient isn’t just a word I learned from reading Grey’s articles. David Murphy making you look purty. Treat yourself to some extra beard balm.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: im balming up as I write this.

  22. de nachos says:
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    I love watching Ryan Howard strike out looking to end a game. Takes me back to that nostalgically sick feeling of being in the park for NLCS 2010.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: he’ll make a great windmill when he retires.

  23. Assy says:
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    Josh Hamilton for AJ Burnett? I have too many outfielders, need a little pitching. Don’t wanna get too hosed

    • Assy says:
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      J Hamilton for Burnett or Kennedy, who do you take? Or should I hold Hamilton against those guys

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Assy: its meh. You can probably find better streamers. Have you thought of packaging players for a better arm?

  24. Great start with Murph the surf

    • J-FOH

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      @Big Papa: If he played for the Royals we could call him Murph the Smurph.

  25. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I guess I missed the big reveal day, or selfies as the kids call them these days. See what you started with your avatar change? I gotta admit that your pic is pretty badass though…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: thanks. I get lots of street cred for the beard. All the cougars like to fondle it.

      Are you going to take champions league? I need to make some trades so I can have a respectable finish. Showing up every day would help too.

      • Big Magoo

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        @J-FOH: I’m a willing trade partner. What are you looking for?

        Speaking of trades, what’s up with trading all of those saves to Panda, Nacho? Those 2-3 points could be the winning difference. Gah!

        • J-FOH

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          @Big Magoo: yeah, I don’t get it either considering what Panda paid for them. I honestly think this is because of the massive gains I have made in saves recently. I have 6 closers and have made my way into the top group.

          I’ll take a deeper look at your roster and what I need. In both our leagues.

        • J-FOH

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          @Big Magoo: I sent an offer over

          • Big Magoo

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            @J-FOH: It’s a decent ice-breaker, but I’d be giving up a ton of power in Papi and Springer, and I’m not looking to acquire any more starting pitching. I’ll send a counter your way.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Big Magoo: good. Im trying

            • J-FOH

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              @Big Magoo: I accepted, well played, got anything for me in the FCL?

              • Big Magoo

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                @J-FOH: Haha. I think it makes sense for both of us.

                Wow, you have a good-looking squad in the FCL. I’m not trying to butter you up either. Just some bad luck, I guess. And Bruce’s sucktitude. You’re strong on runs and closers. What are you looking for in that league?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Big Magoo: I got runs to spare!

                  I need power and Rbi’s to beat Kid A

  26. Bob says:
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    Navarro or Vogt ROS ? Just lost goldy.

    Can shift Santanna to 1b or dh or catcher

    Picked up Singelton to play 1b now deciding if I should stick with Vogt or go with Navarro. Knowing that when Edwin comes off DL I can use him at 1b or dh. Thanks

    • J-FOH

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      @Bob: Vogt, for now but I like singleton more.

    • J-FOH

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      @Bob: that makes no sense, If you need a catcher then Vogt but if you are going with Santana at catcher then I would play Singleton until Edwin returns

      • Bob says:
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        @J-FOH: Sorry for the confusion. I have a 1b, Dh, C slots. So I can rotate Santana through all 3 since he is eligible. So for now picked up Singelton to 1b and then deciding between dropping Vogt for Navarro. Navarro is c and dh eligible. Vogt is 1b, c, of eligible

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Bob: that’s why I like vogt

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