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The night was… humid.  In the hospital hallway, Guillen was calling doctors, nurses and a janitor putas.  I was by his bedside early in the day.  We talked for a long time before he went under the knife.  Talked about life, name changing and fantasy baseball.  He understood how much I had invested in him and his knee.  He gripped my hand tightly and apologized profusely for letting down so many fantasy teams.   He told me he’d be back in 4 to 6 weeks.  I told him it would sound a lot more sincere if he could give me an exact timetable.  He then asked me who kept calling my cellphone.  I said no one, probably a wrong number.  He asked if it was a wrong number, why did the caller ID read, “My Trout.”  I promised him I wouldn’t abandon him while he was out of commission.  Our bond was tighter than any “What have you done for me lately?” fickleness.   As a nurse wheeled him away, he called to me, “Grey, I can still mollywop.  I promise you.”  I nodded.  As I walked out of the hospital, I called My Trout and asked him, “What do Giancarlo Stanton and ineffective handshakes have in common?”  Trout, “They’re both limp fish!”  And we laughed.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the roundup, just wanted to put it out there that tomorrow there’s gonna be a Top 100 for the 2nd half of the 2012 fantasy baseball season.  Check back tomorrow morning, because this f*cker is a b*tch to write.  Anyway II, the weekend roundup:

Juan Carlos Oviedo – Ozzie announced that The Pitcher Formerly Known As Leo Nunez could share closing duties with Heath Bell.  This sounds like announcement that is meant simply for Ozzie to prove he’s still crazy.  “A lot of people are saying Maddon or Dusty or Bochy are crazy, but let me confirm I am still the craziest!”  Ozzie sticks with Heath Bell through so many terrible outings, Heath Bell probably couldn’t even believe he was still the closer, then he says he might use J.C. Oviedo?  I’m shocked he even knows his name.  Did he call him ‘that guy that used to be called something else’ and the media at first thought he was talking about Stanton?  Does he know that Oviedo, prior to the name change, had lost the closer job himself?  Such a bonkers announcement.  I wouldn’t go near Oviedo until I actually saw a save in his stat line.  That is not to say Bell shouldn’t or couldn’t get replaced.  This blurb’s reaching capacity, so let’s move to the next one.

Heath Bell – Hey, everyone from the last blurb!  Long time, no see.  Yesterday, Bell went 2/3 IP, 3 ER to raise his ERA to 6.75 with his 6th blown save.  My man’s a complete mess. In the new Faces of Death, there’s a 15 minute segment devoted to Heath Bell’s outings.  He hasn’t been right all season and should be sent to the Disgraceful List.  I’d grab Steve Cishek.

Evan Longoria – Damn, Longo’s pulling a Kotchman with his hamstring.  Maddon said that he had “no idea’ when Longoria would return.   I’m gonna guess he has an idea when he’s going to return, because the alternative is the manager is incommunicado with his star player and all of his staff.  I like how in baseball, managers think it’s a good idea to come off as the dumbest guy in the room.  Might make some of their on-the-field moves easier to digest that way.  My guess is Longoria will return mid-August.

Luke Scott – 2-for-5 yesterday, 5 for his last 14 and two homers.  Luke Wigginton– I mean, Luke Scott is at it again, and when he goes to it, he gets it.  Take it to the bank!  But put it in one of those short-term, tax-free vehicles that you can get out of easily.

Pedro Ciriaco – 3-for-4 and his 2nd steal since his call up as he fills in for Pedroia.  He has speed, but Frankie Muniz has a race car and it doesn’t make him a race car driver.  In Triple-A, Ciriaco stole 14 bases with 8 times caught stealing.  I could see taking a flyer on him for SAGNOF, but I’d keep my expectations in check.

Adrian Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game in the 2nd due to illness.  Maybe he looked at his home run total.

Carl Crawford – Says he’ll need Tommy John surgery at some point in the future.  Probably from throwing so many curveballs to his fantasy owners.

Michael Young – 4-for-6, 2 RBIs.  So he didn’t retire at the end of last year.  Sweet!

Ben Sheets – Could make his Braves debut on July 15th.  July 16th will forever be known as the day Sheets started his next DL stint.  I wouldn’t pick him up in any league, no Sheets.

Andrelton Simmons – Headed to the DL after leaving yesterday’s game with a broken pinkie that he got sliding into 2nd base.  “Now, if you’ve injured yourself, that means you’re safely into the bag.”  That’s Chipper giving sliding advice.

Brian McCann – 2-for-5 with a homer in his 4th straight game.  Member last month when I sat behind you at your computer and kept buzzing you with an electrical current every time you wanted to drop McCann?  Yeah, I just got my electric bill.

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 7 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  The long shadows from his old nose could’ve helped him in this game.  Obviously not an ideal outing, but nine hits and no walks with seven earned runs equals a bit of bad luck.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer to end the 1st half with a .291 average and a .314 OBP.  Wow, not easy to do that.  There should be a glossary term for guys that are allergic to walks.  Suggest in the comments.  Thank you.

Zach McAllister – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, but was a bit of a ticker shock as he gave up 4 unearned runs. Still, McAllister has near a 9 K-rate and 3.40 ERA/1.28 WHIP with nice control.  At this point, there’s no reason to not to take a flyer on him.  Yup, even you.  Hey!

Salvador Perez – 1-for-3 with his 4th homer in his 13th game back, now batting .383.  Hey, Sal’s putting some extra cheese on it for free!

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (1 walk), 7 Ks.  The Scherzerphrenic now has 121 Ks in 97 1/3 IP and only 33 walks.  It must have been, it must have been, it must have been a happy time.  Though I don’t remember that from owning him.

Delmon Young – 2-for-4 with his 4th straight game with a homer.  Just the other day I was saying Delmon’s managed to not get hot once all year, well, tuck me into bed and call me a liar.

Jhonny Peralta – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Most days I’d prefer a superfluous nipple on my shoulder that barn animals are always trying to nurse from than owning The Superfluous H, but 5 homers on July 8th means he has 12 homers in his bat for the 2nd half.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4 with a slam (17) and legii (10 & 11).  Wanna hear something crackers?  He’s on pace for a 33 homer, 21 steal season with a .285 average.  Hopefully, Tulo doesn’t sue for copystat infringement.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Could someone enter Jordan Zimmermann’s Ks into their GPS?

Ryan Howard – 2-for-6 since he returned as he sat out Saturday.  The wedding march is being played by your 97-year-old Aunt Babka, your bride is coming down the aisle and you get a fantasy alert that Howard just homered.  You motion for Babka to do an extended remix and you immediately send out trade flyers to unload Howard.

Mark Trumbo – Homered on Friday and again yesterday.  There are two guys in the major leagues with a higher strikeout percentage and a .300+ average than Trumbo.  Austin Jackson, who has the speed and a crazy high BABIP to prove it, and Josh Hamilton, who has a much better line drive percentage and doesn’t hit as many grounders.  I like Trumbo, but he could hit .250 with 12 homers in the 2nd half.

Mike Trout – Ends the 2nd half with 12 homers, 26 steals, .341 average, 57 runs and 40 RBIs in only 64 games.  On pace for 25 homers and 50 steals this year and he missed a month.  If you ran an ultraviolet light over my bed sheets, the stains would form the shape of a fish.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  May as well put the two guys I touted incessantly in the 1st half next to each other.  And if any of you think there’s bias towards players we own in leagues, we only have Trout and Rasmus in one league apiece, and the Rasmus league is being run by Scott, our minor league guy, and he’s got that team in first.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4 with his 23rd homer.  Maybe after this year, E-5 will be overrated for the next 8 years (See 173 years after our savior, Abner Doubleday, supposedly invented baseball and Beltre had a career year).

Alex Rios – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, raising his average to .318.  The post we would never speak of again unless it worked out worked out (stutterer!).

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  One of 24 major league pitchers with 100 Ks going into the break and one of 14 with 10 wins, while getting his ERA below 4 for the first time since April.  He won’t be in tomorrow’s top 100 for the 2nd half, but he was strongly considered.

Oliver Perez – 2/3 IP, 1 ER.  Heeeeeeeee’s back!  Don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys, instead let them grow up to be left-handed pitchers because they will always find work.

Bartolo Colon – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks as he battled F-Her (7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks).  In the 13th inning, the A’s finally scored to beat the M’s 2-1.  This reminded me of a Little League game where the parents just want to go home so they make up a rule that after the third tied inning teams start each half inning with two runners on.

Yoenis Cespedes – Left the game with a thumb sprain.  He should be fine when the 2nd half starts, but it could hurt his dancing since he learned it in Cuba from watching Elaine Benes.

Jay Bruce – Ended the 2nd half with a slam & legs, so you wouldn’t spend the entire All-Star Break wondering when he’d get hot again, but instead wonder if Sunday was the start of a hot streak.

Tim Lincecum – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  On the bright side, you dropped him last week when I told you to.  Oh, you didn’t?  Your bad.  (Actually, we told you to drop him about a month ago, but whatevs.)

Santiago Casilla - Romo got a save the other day, but simply because Casilla is out with a blister.  Sounds like it’s dire straits in lyrics only.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs with two homers as he hits .362.  Since everyone else I ever loved in this fantasy baseball world has been injured, let’s pray for The Dread Pirate.  C’mon, let’s join hands in a prayer parallel line.

Neil Walker – 5-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and 6th homer.  I almost wrote Todd Walker.  Ha, ‘member that middle infidel?  Are they related?  Someone check Ancestry.com, then write a 500 word essay explaining better ways you could spend your time than checking Neil Walker’s lineage.  Walker now has a 12-game hitting streak and he’s producing solid counting stats (which is a polite way of saying he doesn’t have much power or speed).

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I wouldn’t say he was exactly facing off against the 1927 Blue Jays.  The Dodgers he pitched against have an entire lineup of guys that aren’t mixed league worthy, which is hard to pull off.  Last team to pull that off was the 2012 Padres, then to find another team you have to go back to the 2011 Padres.  Either way, or eyethurr if Chingy is reading, Bauer will be completely unpredictable, but as previously mentioned his upside is worth the gamble.  Just have to watch out for the roofie.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer.  The bigger surprise is he’s hitting .302 with 8 steals.  Aushizz!

Rickie Weeks – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last 3 games to enter the All-Star Break with a .199 average.  Half of me (the Lily Tomlin half) wants to say buy Weeks for the 2nd half.

Zack Greinke – 3 IP, 3 ER and this comes after he started Saturday’s game, threw 4 pitches and was ejected.  The ump has some nerve kicking Greinke out that quickly.  Imagine your kid, let’s call him Timmy, wants to see his favorite player, Greinke.  You load up Timmy and his sister, whose name you can’t recall, into the minivan.  Spend money on gas, frankfurters, tickets, nachos, soft-serve ice cream in a novelty baseball helmet — $120 before you even get to your seat — and just as you sit down the ump ejects Greinke.  No wonder why baseball’s bleeding fans.  Something should be done to neuter umps.  Literally.  From now on, only eunuchs for MLB umpires.  Let them wince every time they call a ball.

  1. chata says:
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    “There should be a glossary term for guys that are allergic to walks.”

    island idol …. if i have to explain it to you , you don’t know baseball .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Hmm…

  2. chata says:
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    “I like Trumbo, but he could hit .250 with 12 homers in the 2nd half.”

    his trade value will increase , after he wins the home run derby .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Maybe…

  3. chata says:
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    “If you ran an ultraviolet light over my bed sheets, the stains would form the shape of a fish.”

    haha .
    a brown trout .

    • Jermo says:
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      @chata, Burn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha!

  4. chata says:
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    joe west’s crew , in particular , should face censure .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Agreed

  5. chata says:
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    @ Grey :
    (if that’s your real name) ,

    nice job of “covering all the bases” .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Thanks!

  6. prezii says:
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    Go to bed chata!! Lol

    Im pretty excited for the top 100!! You said clingy instead of chingy… Cust kayin..

    • chata says:
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      @prezii,

      time for my morning walk .
      wanna join me ?

      p.s.
      if A’s go 47-29 in the 2nd half ,
      they end up with 90 wins .

      • prezii says:
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        @chata, heyy, i like that! If cespedes could not get hurt every inning man… I like our chances..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prezii, Oops, my bad…

  7. Mdgross says:
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    Nice ref to All of Me, which I must now watch again after umpteen bajillion years.

    I’ve heard the non-walking types referred to as Weed Whackers, but can’t remember where. Then there are ambulophobics/Youkiliphobics and horndogs (guys that want to hit everything).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mdgross, Ha… Thanks! Think we can do better…

  8. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    Hey, thought I would toss out my ‘streamers’ out of the gate after the ASB. I picked them up in the ECFBL from FA or WW since Saturday. Griffin/Villanueva/Morales are less than 20% owned. Parker/Masterson will likely be unavailable in your league. Not sure if Morales even gets a start. Starts are tentative. (Dempster is riding my bench, having been shelled by AZ in 2011; 13.5 ERA.)

    Griffin (OAK) F@MIN
    Masterson (CLE) F@TOR
    Villanueva (TOR) SA@CLE
    Parker (OAK) SU@MIN
    Morales (BOS) this weekend @TB?

    Am testing a little here. I would normally SIT Masterson and Villanueva but they each have headsup sterling outings against their opponents this season. Want to see how strong that weighs.

    Will share their combined stats after the weekend so you can match against your 5 SP.

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @simply fred, if you can’t get one of the others, Gee is another option.

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @simply fred, if Grey weighs in and says not to start any of them, don’t!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @simply fred, Thanks!

  9. chunk says:
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    At 3rd base, Frazier or McGehee? Right now I own both with Frazier at LF. I could pick up Ruggiano or Scott for LF but I need to drop one of Frazier or McGehee.

    Make a move or stay put?

    Top 100 gonna be siiiiick. Curious to see where Jupton and Matt Temp land….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Frazier… Ruggiano…

  10. 240p says:
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    Is Will Middlebrooks (keepable basically forever) really a substantially better keeper than, say, Todd Frazier, or even just random waiver wire breakouts? If I could trade him as the last piece of a package to get JUpton (keepable for 2-3 years) should I? I’m stacked at 3B already and Upton’s steals, decent avg and obp should help me win this year. I feel Middlebrooks isn’t going to hit .300 all year and his OBP is terrible, plus I’d get the decent, if unspectacular Frazier back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @240p, Sure, you can trade him…

  11. 400 blows says:
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    It might be too early to say, but where do you see Starlin Castro drafted next year? What about Desmond and where do you see them in relation to Reyes? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @400 blows, 3rd round… 8th round…

  12. Jermo says:
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    Being from st. Louis i love the chingy references.

    So i just traded lester and garza for stanton, i offered the trade 3 days before the news of surgery and didnt have time to cancel. Is it still a good trade? I figure he will be right in time for fantasy playoffs

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Jermo, I traded Lester, Garza, BJ Upton, and Rizzo for Pujols, Rasmus, and E-Jax a week or two ago. Solid trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jermo, Hopefully he comes back this year…

  13. Zwei says:
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    For a guy who’s allergic to walks but still performs well: a Segway. No walking, seems kind of silly, but you can still ride it to wherever you’re going (victory?)

    • @Zwei, I was thinking “rascal”, but two similar trains of thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zwei, Ha… I like that… Will put it on the short list…

  14. Mike says:
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    1) bb-itis
    2) case of the hibibeebees

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, I like 2 a lot, will put it on the list…

  15. chata says:
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    got home in time to see only the last 3 innings of the futures game .
    taijuan walker looked good .

    • prezii says:
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      @chata, god, hes nasty!

  16. Mike says:
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    3) bobophobia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, I like others above better…

  17. Bob says:
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    Grey, or anyone else that can help, I need some trade advice. I’m in a 10 man 5 player keeper league. I have Trout and I was offered Cargo and Hanson for him. I have Ellsbury, the only other guy in the league that can go 25/50 (I have Cutch also to round out my OF). I wouldn’t keep Hanson but my 5th starter (M. Moore, Norris or Bedard) have been inconsistent. What do you advise?

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Bob, What other pitchers does he have? Maybe you counter with Trout plus Norris/Bedard for Cargo plus a better starter than Hanson. Or just use your Trout leverage and insist on a better arm than Hanson to go along with Cargo–see how hungry he is for some hot Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob, It’s fair, or see if you can get a better starter like Chill said…

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    Member when you told me to hang on to Ass-dribble and not pick up Desmond? Yeah, those were the days. Coulda had Tulo, Jr. to replace Tulo.

    Sorry, just had to bust your balls after the love affair you just wrote to Desmond. I never blame you for any of my moves. I’m the one who has to click it.

    Anyway, great roundup, as usual. Looking forward to the top 100 tomorrow.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, and no, I didn’t see this kind of season coming either. At least I got him for Jim Johnson in one league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Thanks!

  19. MattTruss223 says:
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    Lurve the midseason rankings! I sit down and evaluate my teams pretty thoroughly this time of year and use the midseason rankings to make some upgrades for the second half. I get pretty bored during the ASB and generally send out ~5,000 trade offers.

    Speaking of trades. The power company must’ve disconnected your power for July because someone in my league dropped McCann on the 4th. Waivers went through Friday and I’ve gotten 3 HRs and 8 RBIs out of my UTIL spot since. I’m psyched! I’ve also got Posey at Catcher. Which one of these guys do I try to trade off? I’m thinking I can get more for Posey and feel fine rocking McCann in the second half. That sound like the right move?

    Anyone recently trade Posey? I’m curious what caliber player I can shoot for. Thanks guys and 4 gals!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Trade Posey…

  20. Czernobog says:
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    The pitcher with the best control in the MLB is Cliff Lee. His best season produced a K:BB rate above 10, and he issued less than 1 walk per 11 innings. This century, there have been only 3 season where batters have a lower walk rate than that, 2 of them belonging to one man. He even managed a k:bb rate of 10.67, even better than Lee’s. Nobody in the history of baseball has played as many games, had as many plate appearances with a walk rate so low. Starlin Castro’s got 12 walks this season, that’s already 33% more than this man’s 2007, where he had just 9 walks to hit 281 with a 294 OBP. And if you sit on the couch and don’t walk, you get fatter, which could get you a new nickname. So, what should be used is:

    “Starlin Castro – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer to end the 2nd half with a .291 average but a Pudgalicious .314 OBP.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Czernobog, I like the research, but not crazy about the term….

  21. Jon says:
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    Lose Oswalt for Leake (or Zito, Wood, Smyly, Cobb, Delgado) in the second half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Eh, I’d hold for now…

  22. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    I just look at Oviedo’s stats. He is perty good from what I can tell. Here is a new nickname for him. Nunez+Oviedo morphs into Novideo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Not bad…

  23. Taftball says:
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    What about a “Luke Why-walker”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Taftball, Ha… I’ll put it on the list…

  24. Bruuuuuce says:
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    Ambulophobia; n; a fear of walking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bruuuuuce, Not crazy about it…

  25. Commish Cauda says:
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    Cole Hamels or Gio Gonzalez, ROS deep H2H-point mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Gio

  26. Peter says:
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    I am in a deep 12 team SP league. Most of the managers occupy only one bench spot for their offense or have no bench spot at all.

    Having said that, I scooped up Ben Sheets this morning but you seem to be down on him. His first start in Double-A was impressive for a guy who hasn’t pitched in 2 years. 5ip 6ks 4 er and 1 bb – with all the damage coming from the first 2 innings.

    I say Buy. His stuff is there. As long as he pitches in the NL, he should be in a comfortable zone and be able to dominate especially with the surrounding staff he plays with.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter, 5 IP, 4 ER is good in Double-A?

      • Peter says:
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        @Grey, How about some perspective? Pettitte allowed 4 runs with his first minor league start in Double-A Trenton Thunder. He also struck out 3 and allowed 7 hits.

        Pettitte is also older and throws less harder than Sheets and was able to succeed in the AL east before the injury.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was also getting lucky with BABIP… Anything’s possible with Sheets, I’m not banking on him…

          • Peter says:
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            @Grey, Fair enough. I just hope your wrong :)

  27. El Gato says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league (4 keepers) — I’ve been offered Pedroia for Wainwright — my current 2B and MI slots manned by Kendrick and Amarista. My pitching is deep CC, Price , and Hamels. I think Waino has big 2nd half but feel like I’ve got to roll dice on Spanky’s upside.

    What u think Waino or Pedroia?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Gato, Pedroia…

  28. Randy BoBandy says:
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    This should deter any lingering Lincecum fans:

    “Lincecum enters the break with a 3-10 record and a 6.42 ERA. Out of 101 MLB starters who qualify for the ERA title, Lincecum ranks dead last. Lincecum has been his worst on the road, holding a 1-6 record with a whopping 9.00 ERA in away games. The Giants are 4-14 in 2012 when Lincecum pitches.”

    Those numbers speak for themselves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, Yeah, they do…

  29. trick dad says:
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    H2H Keeper league:
    2B ROS: Mike Aviles or Jemile Weeks?
    C ROS: Sal Perez or Jesus Montero?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trick dad, Aviles, Perez

  30. ManuteBologna says:
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    I was offered Lester for the Bruce. I will reject this, but I could use a reliable pitcher. I’ve crawled from 10th to 2nd in a 6×6 OPS roto (+K for batter +BB for pitchers) since my lineup has finally woken up and after adding Giancarlo and Zobrist by dealing away Sale and Soriano.

    What would you want for Bruce in a starting pitcher? Would you hold tight since Giancarlo is out?

    My lineup:
    C: McCann
    1b: Prince
    2b: Zobrist
    3b: Alvarez
    ss: Starlin
    MI: Utley
    CI: Rizzo
    OF: Braun, McCutchen, Bruce, Colvin, Cody Ross
    Util: Goldsscmidt
    Bench: LaRoche, Howard, Ruggiano
    DL: Stanton

    SP: Bumgarner, Gallardo, Anibal, Latos, Matt Moore

    I’ve got a glut of 1b since I’ve been stashing Howard, picked up Rizzo, and been hanging on to La Roche, there just doesn’t seem to be much interest in them at the moment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ManuteBologna, I’d want a number one, Lester’s not one right now…

  31. Big Zeke says:
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    basophobia n. Definition: abnormal fear of walking or standing erect.

    No-takers

    OBPunk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Zeke, 2nd one is better, but think we have better above…

  32. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please ranks ROS regardless of position (H2H league- counts Hits and Total Bases as well)

    Berkman, Dunn, Choo, Rizzo, Colvin, Hosmer, Lind

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Choo, Hosmer, Rizzo…

  33. Jack says:
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    CBSSportline had a blurb stating Hultzen won’t be called up this year. I’ve been stashing him away for a couple of weeks, but should I drop him for Estrada, Oswalt, or Zach McAllister. Also on the potential cut list is Parnell. Team below.

    Yahoo 12 Team Standard 6X6 H2H
    C: Yadier Molina
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Pedro Alvarez
    OF: Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout, Adam Jones
    UTL: Josh Reddick, Desmond Jennings
    Bench: Anthony Rizzo
    2SP: Jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo
    2RP: Addison Reed, Jim Johnson
    4P: Max Scherzer, Matt Moore, Danny Hultzen, Ubaldo Jimenez, Tommy Milone, Tom Wilhelmsen, Bobby Parnell, Derek Holland
    DL: Evan Longoria, Andrew Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Oswalt…

  34. supra says:
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    BBenadryl – A free swinger who can’t lay off anything close to the plate, and may in fact have a severe allergic reaction if he were awarded a BB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Not bad, will put it on the list…

  35. Steve McQueen says:
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    So I was checking up on the mid-season standings in one of my secondary leagues and I think I’ve managed to assemble the most unlikely first place team ever. Out of 14 teams I rank first in EVERY category except AVG, ERA, and WHIP, all of which I am DEAD LAST in…How can a team be 1st in Ws and Ks yet last in ERA.

    The answer is, of course, to have drafted a pitching staff of Romero, Garza, Latos, Jamie Garcia, Ervin Santana, and Derek Holland…and a bullpen anchored by the great Heath Bell, John Axford, and Frank Francisco…supported by every 2011 elite middle reliever having a high ERA season: Venters, Holland, Bastardo. At this point the only pitchers I drafted still on the team are Latos, Garza, Axford, and Bell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve McQueen, Nice!

  36. Hot Sauce says:
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    If you had to make your best guess, how do you see the Rangers line-up looking whenever Jurickson Profar makes it to the bigs? Andrus at SS, Profar at 2B and Kinsler in the outfield? Andrus in the outfield and Profar at SS? Andrus or Profar traded? I’ve got a keeper deal on the table I can’t decide on, so your input is much appreciated. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hot Sauce, Andrus traded…

  37. Quahogs says:
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    swingbattabattaswing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Quahogs, I think we have better…

  38. supra says:
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    Anaphylactic Walk – When a low OBP guy starts displaying hives, swelling, low blood pressure and a general shock to the system upon somehow reaching a base on balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, I like that better than your other one… Still not sure it’s the best we can do…

  39. Clinton says:
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    Walking Dead…as in the only way they are taking a walk is they are dead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clinton, Not crazy about it…

  40. ILikeFish! says:
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    Anyone else with kids have that YoGabbaGabba “I Like Fish” song stuck in their head every time Trout does something amazing? “I like fish, I LIKE FISH! What’s that? THAT’s a TROUT!” Also, that Trout blurb was disturbing…yet completely warranted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ILikeFish!, Ha! Thanks!

  41. Ben says:
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    Niese is my fault. I guaranteed he was the best start of the day against the Cubs. Same goes for Parker on Saturday. I promise I will only use my powers for good, now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben, Damn you

  42. Youk says:
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    Grey, just for fun, what’s your prediction for HR derby. Could you rank the top 8?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Youk, Nope

    • Public Enemy #1 says:
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      @Youk, I liked Stanton before he had to drop out. You have to hit ‘em long to get ‘em out of KC’s park. I’m going with Joey Bats as my fall back. But as a Dodger fan, I’d love to see Kemp welcome himself to the 2nd half with a nice showing in the ASB. Then again, those who do well in the ASB often have 2nd half slumps. Change that to…I hope Kemp goes 0-fer!!!

    • prezii says:
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      @Youk, TRUMBOO! I am really dissappointed that theres no stanton.. the day he came into the league i said get this guy in the derby, so i was juiced for 2012.. oh well.. i wanna see the new guys cutch and trumbo since the casual fan has no clue who they are…

  43. Jake says:
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    14 team 5×5 H2H…

    Better producer the rest of the season….BJ Upton or Drew Stubbs? Or is it schmotato-blahtato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, Stubbs… Kinda same diff…

  44. BSW says:
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    Couch Schmotato-too lazy to walk

    Fantasy baseballer(<—your Mom's term)-spends too much time in front of the computer rather than walking

    Parapallergic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSW, It’s okay, like to stay away from another schmotato term…

  45. Lines says:
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    No question, not much of a contribution, but on this All-Star Game Eve, I just wanted to share a brief brag with y’all.

    My team is awesome. In spite of all the injuries (Longoria, Pedroia, Morrow, Marcum, McCarthy), my guys are 60 games over .500 at the break. That’s sixty. With an x. In a 12-teamer. One where everyone’s still playing, no less. Feels good, man. Feels really good. I know I’m the only one who could possibly care; such is the burden borne by the fantasy baseballer. But I’m just chuffed to bits with how well this season is going.

    That’s it. Thanks for listening, everyone. It means a lot. God bless Mike Trout, and God bless the United States of America… but mostly Mike Trout.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Lines, To each his own… I’m currently blessing the United Stats of AmeriCutch (and hoping for a pathetic showing and very early exit in tonight’s Derby).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines, Ha… nice!

  46. Long Bawls says:
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    For glossary term, maybe toddler? They can’t walk. Or Angeleno; they can walk but don’t. Or lowballer…

    Meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Long Bawls, I like Angeleno but I’m biased…

  47. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I could use a team shake up. Anyway I am thinking of dealing longoria, crawford and sano for david wright and jesus montero. Do I consider this deal?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf chris johnson
    lf peter bourjos
    cf tony campana
    rf justin upton
    of carlos lee
    util paul goldschmidt
    bn andrelton simmons
    bn travis snider
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl carl crawford
    dl evan longoria

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp yu darvish
    sp cliff lee
    sp jon lester
    rp sean doolittle
    rp matt thorton
    rp matt belisle
    p joe kelly
    p scott downs
    p aaron harang
    bn zack mccalister
    bn barry zito
    bn brad peacock
    dl anthony bass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Go for it…

  48. K!cks says:
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    ROS: Travis Wood, Mike Leake, Chen, Clayton Richard, Billingsley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K!cks, Leake, Chen, Wood

  49. longbeachyo says:
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    Hey Grey, do you think you could give us a list of the pitchers you think will have their innings limited for one reason or another? Thanks a bunch!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @longbeachyo, Any pitchers under the age of 25

      • longbeachyo says:
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        @Grey, uhhh, what about someone like Wainwright? Do you think his innings will be limited at all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think they’ll be limited…

  50. Long Bawls says:
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    Or Rascal Rider, for the glossary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Long Bawls, I think we have better…

  51. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    Tell me if I did anything stupid. This what I did in that HUGE league this morning.

    dropped Carlos Peguero (1-8, yup, hes gone)
    added Jordany Valdespin, (could become CF eligible!)

    dropped Andrelton Simmons (may be out rest of season from what I hear)
    added Grady Sizemore* (close to being back, why was he available in such a huge league?)

    added Justin Germano (He forced the Red Sox to bring him up or release him and he might join the rotation)
    added Chris Getz* (why not?)

    dropped Ben Francisco (despite his DH designation. He does not see enough action)
    added Juan Oviedo (decided to take a flyer, will play more than Francisco most likely)

    My DL now has Nix, Sizemore, and Getz.

    Here is my roster for this team (20 teams). Tell me what you think! Do you think I might be able to make a good push in the second half? I am ranked #7 out of 20. It is too bad there are no playoffs for this league.

    C Buster Posey, SF C, 1B
    C Yasmani Grandal, SD C
    1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
    2B Ruben Tejada, NYM 2B, SS
    3B Drew Sutton, Pit 3B, LF
    SS Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS
    2B/SS Jordany Valdespin, NYM 2B
    1B/3B Freddie Freeman, Atl 1B
    LF Brennan Boesch, Det LF, RF
    LF Gregor Blanco, SF CF, LF, RF
    CF Michael Saunders, Sea CF
    CF Justin Christian, SF CF
    RF Ryan Raburn, Det 2B, LF, RF
    RF Ryan Sweeney, Bos LF, CF, RF
    DH Adam Lind, Tor 1B, DH
    Bench Chris Johnson, Hou 3B
    Bench Wilin Rosario, Col C
    Bench Scott Hairston, NYM RF, LF
    Bench Will Venable, SD RF, CF
    Bench Logan Forsythe, SD 3B, 2B
    DL Laynce Nix*, Phi LF, 1B DL15
    DL Grady Sizemore*, Cle CF DL60
    DL Chris Getz*, KC 2B DL15

    SP Wandy Rodriguez, Hou SP
    SP Jason Hammel, Bal SP
    RP Huston Street, SD RP
    RP J.J. Putz, Ari RP
    RP Pedro Strop, Bal RP
    RP Adam Ottavino, Col SP, RP
    RP Brad Lincoln, Pit SP, RP
    Bench Clayton Kershaw, LAD SP
    Bench Hiroki Kuroda, NYY SP
    Bench Derek Holland, Tex SP
    Bench Jake Peavy, CWS SP
    Bench Franklin Morales, Bos RP, SP
    Bench A.J. Griffin, Oak SP
    Bench Chris Tillman, Bal SP
    Bench Freddy Garcia, NYY SP, RP
    Bench Justin Germano, Bos RP
    Bench Juan Oviedo, Mia RP SSPD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Sizemore’s available because he’s been terrible for 3 years… Doesn’t look like you made any bad moves…

  52. Eddy says:
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    That Trout blurb was hilarious.

    So Ellsbury is finally making his long-awaited return to a couple of my fantasy teams this weekend.

    In each team I have two speedsters. Which one should be cut loose so Ells could slide right in?

    Crisp and Rajai

    Revere and Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Thanks! Rajai… Revere…

  53. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Wait shouldn’t this term just be for a free swingin Latin player, its the same thing, they don’t walk in Latin America.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Need a term though…

  54. jaw says:
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    thoughts on this trade? 10 team h2h 5×5 keeper, 10 keepers. round in parenthesis. no max on # of years kept. im in 4th and looking to make a run.

    i give
    kemp (1st rd)
    chris davis (25th)
    jarrod parker (25th)

    i get
    adam jones (3rd)
    halladay (7th)
    wainwright (non keeper)
    casilla (non keeper)
    nathan (non keeper)
    ortiz (non keeper)

    id probably only keep jones but would look to package halladay with jones or someone else in offseason for an upgrade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Looks decent for you…

  55. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    My Cutch for his Granderson
    My Pence for his Tex
    My Stubbs for his Hardy

    All of these were “Grey Approved” trades I made in May. How many of these am I losing right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, First one, but it’s not like Grandy’s been unownable…

  56. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    OBD – On Base Deficent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, That’s not bad… Will put it on the list…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, or to Latin it up…..OBDelay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like TINSTAFP-ed better…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, it should have looked like ObDELAY

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate, cause odelay is like the latin version of Aloha…..sort of

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not crazy about it…..

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, I didn’t put much effort on this term today, I’m still lobbying for my Bichetter glossary term.

                I must agree with you that TINSTAFP-ed is the favorite of now.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I like that, plus it’s already used in baseball circles…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’ll see if I can persuade Rudy to go with Bichetter…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, C’mon Rudy have some love for the 80′s Angel

  57. GianCRAPo says:
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    Better Stanton replacement until Ellsbury comes off the DL – Ruggiano, Garrett Jones, Cody Ross, CocoCrisp? 12team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GianCRAPo, Ruggiano

  58. RTP says:
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    Top candidate out of list below to fill in 6 weeks for Stanton injury?

    Colvin
    Ike Davis
    Delmon Young
    Krispy Young
    Lind
    Ruggiano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP, Colvin

  59. Deadwoods says:
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    Fiers or Leak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Leake

  60. JoeC says:
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    Glossary term for a guy who refuses to take walks: walkanon.
    A play off of the term “walk-a-thon” where people give you a nickel for every mile you walk for charity (a nickel? What do you think this is, people, 1942? How many miles exactly do you expect me to walk? Cheap-o’s!).

    Also a play off of “Alanon”, the group where drunk fish go to die.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeC, I think we have better…

  61. OaktownSteve says:
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    I have no glossary term but I do have the song “Walking in LA…nobody walks in LA” stuck in my head. Missing Persons? Some 80′s schlock.

    Was at the A’s game yesterday. Bartolo threw 97 pitches in 8.2 innings: 83 strikes, 14 balls. That’s not just pounding the strike zone, that’s going Joe Pesci on it’s head.

    By the way the record for fewest walks in a season with at least 150 games played is held by none other than Ozzie Guillen with 10. Pinche cabron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, And now Ozzie’s a teacher? Yup.

      • Bruuuuuce says:
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        @Grey, & OaktownSteve – I was thinking of some term related to Ozzie, but I also learned that the worst percentage (comparing BA to OBP) is owned by Candy LaChance, who in 1901 drew only 7 walks in 564 for Cleveland. [less games than Ozzie, but more plate appearances & less walks] Geez!

        Yes. His name was really Candy LaChance.
        Really

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome name…

  62. Chillmodious says:
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    Good morning, Grey. I have one pressing all-star-break lineup concern that will probably tide me over until the hottening of various schmotatoes when the 2nd “half” gets underway. First, my lineup…

    C – Ruiz
    1B – Youk
    2B – Espinosa
    3B – Joey Bats
    SS – Jimmy Rollins
    MI – Kipnis
    CI – Jed Lowrie
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Bruuuuuce
    OF – Howie Kendrick
    OF – Desmond Jennings
    OF – ???????
    Util – Moustakas
    Util – Rizzo

    SPs – Greinke, Anibal, Hanson, Lynn, Bauer, Milone, Gee, Cahill
    RPs – Perez, Wilhelmsen, Casilla, Romo
    DL – McCarthy
    DL – Cashner

    ———————————-

    The obvious glaring hole there is my 5th OF spot, which is currently vacant. I presumably need to drop a pitcher to fill this void, but thankfully my positional flexibility opens up all manner of replacement options. Questions are, 1) which pitcher to drop, and 2) whom to pick up as the offensive replacement.

    Replacement options are: Krispie Young, Frenchy, JD Mart, Belt, Jhonny Peralta, Jemile Weeks, and Starling Marte.

    Would you PLEASE rank your #1 and #2 pitchers to drop and your #1 and #2 replacement options from the above? Thank you, and may Fantasy Baseball Yahweh bless you eternally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Cahill, Gee… Frenchy, Belt…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Thank you so very much Grey. You’ll be getting Daiquiri’d again sometime during the ASB.

        About your suggested pitchers to drop… could I maybe get some quick thoughts on Romo as a candidate? Cahill is probably my weakest starter, yes, but Romo will only be truly useful to me if he gets the closer gig from Casilla.

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @Chillmodious, Also…I laughed at the owner in my league who was hanging on to Krispie until last week. But now that he’s in the FA pool I’m having trouble fending off the idea that he’ll turn it around in the 2nd half. I’m a sucker, what can I say. Any chance he fogs up the mirror when they hold it under his nose? If (and this is a J-Lo’s Butt-sized IF) he is halfway decent I’d prefer him to Frenchy and Belt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, lose Romo if you don’t need vulture saves… Romo’s not a long term closer option….

  63. Crystal Ball says:
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    H2H League- would you trade Trout for either Strasburg or Kershaw? If WAS is still in 1st, I can’t see them shutting him down…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crystal Ball, I wouldn’t trade him for a SP, but it’s fair for either…

  64. AP says:
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    Hey grey…….is Jed Lowrie dropable now? Both Hardy & Weeks are available on waivers in my roto league…..do you like either of those cats better for a middle infidel spot the rest of the way? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP, I don’t like them better, but could see going to Weeks…

  65. xonkk says:
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    Someone in my league is offering me Kyle Seager and Dunn for Moustakas. Seems like a no-brainer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @xonkk, Yup

  66. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    cain or kendrys,thanks for all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, Cain

  67. harkrider says:
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    In a 10 team keeper league (we can only keep guys for 3 years) any thoughts on this trade.

    I trade CarGo (who I can only keep for 1 more season) and Bruce for Braun, Gio and Kimbrel

    My keepers next season would be Braun, Votto, Bautista and any of the 2 of (Lawrie, Uggla, Heyward, Rios or Jennings)

    Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Sounds solid…

  68. Quahogs says:
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    freepass…pass!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…

  69. Giant JJ says:
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    I traded Trumbo for Justin Upton. Did I screw the pooch on that one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it…

  70. Quahogs says:
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    ballfourapelegic : can’t walk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it…

  71. Quahogs says:
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    actually the correct spelling would be ballfourapelagic

  72. Jermo says:
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    Do you still feel strongly about Desmond Jennings? He was just dropped in my league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do…

  73. #1 contenda says:
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    yo greyman,
    ike or rizzo ROS

    also, can you rank dese SP?
    maddybum, mattmoore, kuroda, traviswood, anibal?

    respeckt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo… Bum, Anibal, Moore

  74. You’re sick man, Grey. Sick. Heh heh.

    But I still need your help! A few multiple choice questions, followed by ranking a few pitchers. This is all for either my 14- or 16-team redraft league or both.

    Who do you prefer for save speculation? Holland or Cishek?

    Better catcher? Willin or Jesus? Is it close?

    Better UTIL/OF? Robot Jones, Ruggiano, or Luke Scott?

    And please rank the top pitchers from among, Zach McAllister, Nolasco, Norris, Villanueva, Morales or a couple of guys soon to come off the DL in Pettitte and Buchholtz. And is there a standout among them or it is close? My weakest categories for pitching are Ks and WHIP, and my current SPs are Bumgarner and Gio (who I always start), Matt Moore and Anibal (who I usually start), and Marcum (DL)

    And for the glossary term, I don’t know if it’s politically incorrect but when I was a kid and my brother was hit by a car and had to wear a cast we called him “Crip” and “Gimp” (the later now with Pulp Fiction overtones) … He almost couldn’t walk and when he did he was bad at it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek… Wilin… Ruggiano…. McAllister, Nolasco… Not crazy about that term…

  75. Cyr says:
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    Glossary term: Star-been Castrated – good hitter who could stand to take some balls

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better……

  76. Carnac says:
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    Is Middlebrooks enough of an upgrade over Glass Chipper to give up a Wainwright or Fiers… It’s a 12 team keeper. Turns out Glass and Middlebrooks have almost identical ABs, RBI, R… but 4 more HR from Middlebrooks and his 20+% FB/HR rate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Fiers…

  77. L-Boogie says:
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    Walkaholics Anonymous

    Castro: “Hi. My name is Starlin and I’m a walkaholic.”
    Crowd: “Hi Starlin.”
    Castro: “It’s been 3 weeks since my last free pass and I still have a .291 average with 41 runs and 43 RBI. Oh, and I’ve stolen 16 bases”
    Crowd: *applause*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Not bad, but I think we have better suggestions…

  78. Angel's Buds says:
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    Term for Guy that Doesn’t Takes Walks – “Frat Guy”/”Fraternity Guy” – Tries to hit on everything coming his way. Cuz his game is awesome and that’s how he do.

    Also coulda been “beer-goggled” however there’s already a similar term in use but makes sense if it’s a guy that tries to hit everything coming his way.. cuz it looks good…. to him.

    OR

    TINSTAFP-ed – in lieu of there is no such as a free lunch (TINSTAFL).. there is no such thing as a free pass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I like TINSTAFP-ed a lot… It’s in the lead right now…

  79. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Base-on-BlueBall’er

    Cyst-0′fer Walk’in

    A Walk Walk Joke

    A Walk to Never Remember

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A Walk to Never Remember — ha! I’ll put it on the list…

  80. K!cks says:
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    Oswalt or Haren?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswalt

  81. Chillmodious says:
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    PASSteurized = ability to draw a free pass has been eliminated and the at-bat is now safe for consumption by non-traditional audiences.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad… I think we have better…

  82. BigFatHippo says:
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    Ben Revere or Rouge Yawno ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  83. L-Boogie says:
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    In a vacuum, Jose Reyes or Hamels RoS? I could wait for the list tomorrow but other guy wants to make a trade today.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels… It’s fair…

  84. Carnac says:
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    Cerebral Ballsy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, man… Funny, but not funny enough, if you catch my drift…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, I feel the same way… I’m just the little voice in your head that tests your better judgment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… I mean, I hear your little voice… Your voce, so to speak quietly…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, So it’s cool if I give that one to Seth MacFarlane’s fantasy site?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              By all means!

  85. Commish Cauda says:
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    Seager or Rafael Furcal ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  86. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Last one..

    Unic – balls removed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eunuch… It’s not terrible…. I mean, it is, but…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, makes me think of Varys from Game of Thrones. Though he had the whole shebang removed…

  87. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Napoli’s an All-Star? That’s hilarious. Were Mauer, Pierzynski, Wieters, Saltalamacchia, Doumit, Perez, Arencibia, Jaso, Marson, and Laird all unavailable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is? That is bonkers… Guessing fan vote, huh?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, No idea… just heard some people on ESPN gushing over the bottom of the AL’s batting order and Napoli was in there. Guess none of those guys own him on their fantasy teams.

  88. Brad Fullmer's Quads says:
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    Glossary Term: Nowalkee’s Best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny, but a little too niche…

      • Brad Fullmer's Quads says:
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        @Grey, Bernie Brewer does not approve of this comment.

        Was going to come up with something involving “freebasing” but figured THAT was too narrow. Oh bother.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Never too narrow if funny…

  89. Francona's Towel says:
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    @Grey:

    Adam Jones for Carlos Beltran and Tommy Hanson
    Or
    Adam Jones for Alex Rios and Tommy Hanson

    I have Adam Jones and a glut of OF, and need an SP. I just wonder if this is enough value back for Adam Jones (who’s been slow lately)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not enough back…

  90. JashFath says:
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    Damn you, why did you have to reverse-jynx Delmon right before my opponent (for reasons I still don’t understand, maybe he’s psychic) picked him up?! Don’t you know that everything that happens in baseball revolves around what your mustachioness says in this blog? How rude of you. Now, instead of buying you a daquiri, I will buy you a bubblegum flavored shot of Popov vodka.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… My bad!

  91. Swisher Sweets says:
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    Dempster back from DL. Which of these should I drop – Jemile Weeks, Kelly Johnson, Plouffe or Aceves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weeks

  92. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    @Grey, struggling a little with L.Scott as an add:
    His recent hot streak fueled by 4G @CLE: .294avg, 2HR, .765 SLG.
    His prior 6 games HOME vs. DET/NYA: hitless, 0 for 22(getting back in the swing after injury?)
    After ASB, TB has 11 game HOME stand (BOS/CLE/SEA).
    vs. BOS/CLE/SEA .613 SLG.
    Scott’s SLG for the season: .505 away, .331 HOME.
    Need help. Should we expect the .613 headsup to carry over to poor HOME performance: .331 HOME and .000 in last 10 HOME?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he hot b/c he was on the road, or hot b/c he was hot? I think hot b/c he was hot, but he’s also got four day lay off to get cold so anything could happen…

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey, agree, anything can, and will, happen. I wish I had the research under my belt. The classic for me is coming off a ‘hot streak’ @COL and going to SF/LAD. I temper my expectations. Would be nice to have a significant sample size to get some valid measurement. Maybe a good off-season project. Thanks!

        • Simply Fred

          simply fred says:
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          @simply fred, BTW: I did grab him and will hold him to see if he can keep it going.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  93. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Can you recommend a website where you participatted in some mock drafts? Im still not sure which draft strat I will take and just wanted to look at some mocks and hopefully one will stick with me. Please let me know!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mock drafts for what?

  94. mets fan says:
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    Grey Fister or Minor?

    • votto-voom says:
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      @mets fan,

      I’m pretty sure if you become a Fister to a Minor it’s a felony.

      • mets fan says:
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        @votto-voom, LMAO there’s so much you can do with that one but for real who’s better row?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  95. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Mock Drafts for NFL. Im sure you have participated in a few in the past yes? ur fantasy football expert- I just want to look charts and see how experts picked. Im trying to find a draft strat that i like

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      football.razzball.com is our fantasy football site…

  96. votto-voom says:
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    Grey,

    Do I cut Jesus Montero for Salvador Perez? I’m hearing rumblings that Montero might be shipped to AAA.

    I need steals and my outfielders are carrying me elsewhere, so it’s hard to to find SAGNOF in my 16 team league. Is Jemile Weeks (currently on my bench) going to be any help in the second half, or has he become as bad as he looks at the plate?

    Thanks for this and all your help, insight and humor,
    Votto-Voom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  97. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to start three of these five this week in a weekly roto league. who do you like?

    adam jones (3 vs det)
    rasmus (3 vs cle)
    rizzo (3 vs ari)
    plouffe (3 vs oak)
    colvin (3 vs phi)

    thanks, and great first half of the season, as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Rasmus, Rizzo

  98. TheBravesWear Prado says:
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    Do you see Ian Kennedy as a good buy low? I’m looking for pitching and thinking of offering a trade of Jason Heyward for Kennedy and Motte. Does that seem fair in a 12 team mixed?

    • Carnac says:
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      @TheBravesWear Prado, Kennedy is wysiwyg, a high 3-4 ERA pitcher, so you’re not buying very low. Keep Heyward.

      • TheBravesWear Prado says:
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        @Carnac, I’ve got plenty of depth in the outfield (Kemp, Holliday, Morse as well) so I’d like to move one for a SP or a SP & closer. What SP would you suggest shooting for?

        • Carnac says:
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          @TheBravesWear Prado, I’d rather have Heyward than Morse. Maybe someone’ll give you Cliff Lee (buying low! his peripheral and saber stats indicate a much lower ERA) for Morse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take him for Heyward, but that’s no great deal… It’s fair, yeah…

  99. royce! says:
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    This Yahoo! DL shizz is just getting ridiculous. It’s nice that they’re so optimistic and think it’s possible that Stanton will return soon, but holy criminy, put the man on the freaking DL so that us less optimistic managers can pick someone up to replace him.

    Or maybe I should direct my anger at the Marlins for not placing him on the DL yet.

    Screw em both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, CBS has yet to DL him too so I wasn’t able to pick up someone yesterday…

    • prezii says:
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      @royce!, its so stupid.. guy goes on the DL, they wait 5 days, he goes to “NA” for a week, then they finally offically put em on the DL 3 days before hes activated! Yes, i hate that shizz too!

  100. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    1) Salty, Perez, or Grandal (OBP + xbh)

    2) Redundant to have both Hardy and Plouffe? Hardy’s been my SS but I picked up Plouffe for my bench and I’m thinking maybe I don’t need Hardy anymore. Going to need to drop one when Berkman comes back barring a trade. Other SS available are Alexi, Gordon, Furcal, and Cozart but I’m looking for rbi and HR. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez… I’d lose Hardy…

  101. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Caught up on RW yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t… Will tomorrow night…

  102. B.o.B says:
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    Paraplegic – a person who is paralyzed from the waist down, hence can’t walk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not so great…

  103. JTR says:
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    Should I drop Hellickson for a better option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what your options are…

      • ThomasR says:
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        @Grey, My fault, that was dumb… Franklin Morales is available

  104. ThomasR says:
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    Drop one of these three for Carl Crawford to stash on my DL?

    Options to drop: Aaron Hill, Moustakas, Adam Dunn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey,
        Wow – no way would I drop a productive MI for a Level 10 risky SAGNOF.

  105. Jay says:
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    Better 2nd half – R Weeks or Lowrie?
    Also, looking to add a closer for 2nd half – might deal Votto and Jay for Bruce, Valverde and Hosmer. Am I getting enough in return?
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weeks…. Sounds fair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

    • prezii says:
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      @Poo Holes, bet he could break a scoreboard in those socks..

  106. Steve says:
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    I grabbed Youk for Sunday’s game in the ol’ h2h (stupid effing league) as heed been great for the last week or so. And as you know, we count OBP there too.

    Is he becoming relevant again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks like he’s enjoying his new digs a bit… Don’t fully trust him though… I read your response on the vacay… Very nice… Build a fire (in a safe area) and smores it…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Heh. There’s a fireplace in the house where we’re staying, the kids have been toasting marshmallows non-stop (inspired by American tv I suspect…)

        Are you still a Colvin believer? Was only two days but has done nothing since I grabbed him (of course). The Rockies do resume after the ASB at home…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d go with Colvin for another week at least… Nothing better than toasted marshmallows in cold weather… Well, not being ion cold weather I like better, but besides that…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, “Only grey.. cant prevent forrest fires”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… True

  107. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Phil Collins “i cant dance, I can’t walk”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… Think we have better…

  108. Steve says:
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    Oh – and do we still like Franklin Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like Morales still…

  109. Prezii says:
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    Man, no baseball sucks.. and its only day one! Yeah, the all star festivities are great but i want BASEBALL!!!

  110. the grate one says:
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    hey grey, 2 questions:

    1. how do you rank rizzo, marte, myers in a keeper league?

    2. what do you think rizzo’s peak will look like? 25/100/.280? or 40/120/.290???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Myers… 35 homers, .275

  111. pipa says:
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    Would you do Bruce for R Zimmerman and L Lynn?? I offered Des Jennings for Zimmerman and he countered with the above offer. I have Longo, and have been trying to trade for a 3B. I sent Des Jennings for Panda and he didn’t like the offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bruce

  112. #1 contenda says:
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    yo greyman,
    where asdrubal getting drafted next year? he having nother good year son.

    respeckt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably around the same as this year… Maybe slightly higher… 6th/7th round…

  113. mauledbypandas says:
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    Can’t you just call it a Michael Young? That bastard has never been able to take a walk.

    Been trying to think of something with Gandalf from lord of the rings… you shall not free pass… something like that. I give up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… not crazy about naming it after Young… He’s not really known for that…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, yeah i guess so career .302 BA .348 OBP

  114. DP says:
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    Samardza, Bauer or Gee going forward? Pick one. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  115. harkrider says:
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    as a keeper this year and the next 3, who would you prefer?

    Braun, McCutchen, CarGo, Bautista, Kemp, J Upton

    Order of your top 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, McCutchen, Kemp

  116. Long Bawls says:
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    BB nun (/BB none)?
    Ballergic?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…..

  117. AC says:
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    are you buying nova? nova or matt moore ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m buying Nova…

  118. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I apologize if someone pointed this out already, but how ridiculous did the talking heads sound when they were saying MLB missed with La Russa not picking Bryce Harper for the team (initially)? If he was going to be a fan draw, wouldn’t the fans have voted for him instead of David Freese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, great point… Pretty impressive but the fans vote there too…

  119. Angel's Buds says:
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    (Andre) Kirilenko – A guy that takes one free pass a year.

  120. Carnac says:
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    It’s just one of those years for Grey Albright… as soon as he drops someone, they get hot (Zimmerman, Latos, etc). He makes a Chumbawumba allusion in a headline, they break up after 30 years: http://www.chumba.com/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOOOOOOO!

  121. T-Rex says:
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    Hurting for ERA/WHIP in my standard ESPN H2H league (currently in first place).

    I’ve got Harper/Trout/Rizzo and only 2 spots to play them in and was offered Lohse for Rizzo straight up. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a good deal

      • T-Rex says:
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        @Grey,

        How’d you feel about Trout for Verlander + Bauer?

        I’m kind of running away with the Hitting categories, but struggling with ERA/WHIP and Wins

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid…

  122. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    From what I’ve gathered your three favorite things are Fantasy Baseball, Cougars, and Television. Have you caught Barter Kings yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Those are my 3 favorite things… I haven’t seen it yet… Give me the premise, please…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, They barter small items up to big items and use no cash. I think they use the barter section off craig’s list. For example they will take an I pod or a cheap laptop and eventually get a new boat or car or diamond ring. Its on A&E.

        The funny thing is they have a store in Victorville.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds like a cool idea… Kinda like that guy who bartered a paper clip to get a house…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, its got a good premise because everyone is cash poor these days and we all have a bunch of stuff that nobody wants to buy cause they aints got no moneys. One of the guyson the show has terets and you get to see how he deals with it in a light hearted way.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Better or worse than Pawn Stars? Bette or worse than Storage Wars?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, Its very different than those shows, Pawn Stars is like a mini – history lesson in a nutshell on anything where this is just the fun of trading and the cool shit you can get if you got the skills. Pawn Stars is better.

                I’m a little indifferent on Storage Wars. I loved season one but its kinda fell off since. Jarrod is such a douche. That guy falls for the same shit everytime. It’s like you want to shake him and show him the game tapes. And he always over values his shit when he adds it up. How that guy scored tits his not wife is beyond me. Hester gets old after a while, same dave, different day. That guy with the weird lips needs to back to 3rd world country he came from and that Jeff guy who is always saying that Dan is playing favorites needs to take a hike. He should fight Hester in the octagon for the fourth spot.

                Sorry for the sorta rant, I hate when there is no character developement in my Realiteeish shows I watch. But back to the question, I think its a wash between Barter Kings and Storage Wars. They both are only going to be good for a short time, 2-3 years tops. The coolest thing is that anyone can barter their stuff, not everyone can afford to buy a locker.

                OK that was ridiculously long, it must be the break

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks for the breakdown! I like both shows still, but I hear the complaints on Storage Wars. I think all of them except Barry are delusional with the prices they’re saying they can get for things… Funny that if you Yelp their actual consignment shops across the board complaint is they’re all overpriced. I think Dave’s going belly up because of it too… Will check out Barter Kings… I also like Auction Kings, not sure if you’ve seen that one…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, not really yet but i will check it out. I think Dave went belly up from the auction house he started, he took a bath in it.

                    Don’t get me wrong I still watch every storage wars but its not the same. The best thing was when i saw them find something I own that was worth money. magic moment !

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It wasn’t your storage locker was it?

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, no it was collectables that I also had

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Would’ve been crazy if it was your locker though, right?

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, very crazy, maybe a little horrific, its like what would your parents think if they found all your stuff…all your stuff. If you were to die suddenly and then people find out who you really are.

                      I just set a recording for 14 episodes of auction Kings on Thursday, must be a marathon. I’ll let you know what I think.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s good, I think you’ll like it… 14 might be much, gets a little repetitive…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, thats whats I have my medical marijuana card for

  123. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Grey, general question here: You preach not to carry 2 catchers in a 1 catcher league. But if I’m already -15 in my C slot due to my catcher getting sat, it’s safe to say I’ll need to carry an extra C at some point to make sure that C slot gets filled on a daily basis, otherwise I’m just wasting opportunities, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every other spot on your roster is exactly at the right pace for games played?

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey, Pretty much. I’m up as much as 4 in Util, and the rest are +/- 2-3. My C disparity keeps growing in the negative.

        So… whenever Stanton gets DL’d, pick up Sal Perez, A Craig, Ruggiano, Walker, Middlebrooks, Fowler, Belt? (9 teamer)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Craig

  124. the hungarian hippo says:
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    Shocked there was no Ossobucco joke in Giancarlo writeup.

    Unfortunately I have him… Sigh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Mmm… Bone marrow… Hey, are you related to Big Fat Hippo?

  125. The grate one says:
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    Grey, where do you think Anthony rizzzzz will be drafted next yr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what he does for the next 2 months…

  126. Public Enemy #1 says:
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    Glossary Term Suggestion:

    Epinephrine heals peanut allergies…
    Effinhittineverything heals BB allergies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Not bad, but I think we have better…

  127. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Beltrans gold shoes with the chrome tips!

  128. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Yeah, Beltran fully living up to his “Ricky From My So-Called Life” nickname with those purty shoes.

  129. Chillmodious says:
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    Geez… Berman actually dropped an “And I thought this was the year of the pitcher” when Joey Bats was up. Really? IT’S THE HOME RUN DERBY YOU TUBBY BITCH.

    (sorry. Berman really chaps my ass)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! What a tool….

  130. The grate one says:
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    Can you rank these sp for ROS?

    Dickey, bum garner, CC

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickey, CC

  131. MeanMachine says:
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    Somehow i have managed to accumulate 3 SS in Rollins, Reyes and Andrus in my H2H points league. My buddy has 2 catchers and i need one. He is offering Andrus for Molina but he also has Posey. Who should i be offering and who should i be targeting? I’m 2 high to figure this out and i need to get it done tonight. Please help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Stop smoking up and trading… Trade a SS for something other than a catcher…

  132. Chillmodious says:
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    Ahh, McCutchen is the lowman so far with 4 HRs in the first round. I’m breathing slightly easier now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Aaaaaaand he’s done for the evening, four ladies and gentlemen! I’ve never been happier for someone I love to fail. (and yes, if you’re wondering, our love is indeed real. Very, very real)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very nice…

  133. chata says:
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    a shut out …. would have better served mattingly’s interests , and mine .

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @chata, Seriously. Totally ridiculous.

      • chata says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus,

        they should have let longoria participate .
        (just kidding) .

        • chata says:
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          @ Grey :

          there’s a money-making idea for you .
          the all-dl home run derby .

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @chata, Or DL team vs. SP team, one round, best team total wins.

  134. The Talented Mr. Dope man says:
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    Greysterson!!

    Does Alfredo aceves have any value ROS? what would you give up for him in an AL only. Need saves badly. What type pitcher? What type hitter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wy wouldn’t he have value? Give a third to four SP… Same with an OF…

      • The Talented Mr. Dope man says:
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        @Grey, Just figured with the word that Andrew Bailey is coming back soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s far from a guarantee…

  135. Steve says:
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    If you’ve already got Paps, Putz, Street and Myers, you give up Aceves for Napoli, right? Have Jesus at C. Nine team keeper…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  136. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Need a starter? Cano’s dad is available on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        you sound like manuel , from fawlty towers .

        que ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Si?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Don’t mention the war.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Nice…

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @tggq21, I chuckled at this…BnY!

  137. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    they should have double-eliminated ippy and ma-teet-ta .
    who would watch either one of them ?

  138. Chillmodious says:
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    Kruk is the best. He’s housing pork straight out of an aluminum tin that George Brett brought him…on the air…no shame whatsoever. Just wiped his mouth with an All-Star towel while Berman was interviewing Brett. Amazing.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, Adam Jones just stopped by for some ribs. This is surreal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… These guys make me glad I watch the local announcers…

  139. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    hey grey,

    Would you drop either Middlebrooks or Goldy for A. Dunn? He’s on waivers and I need some power.. 12-team, H2H

    Thanks BnY

    • Trevor

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      @tggq21, Also Berkman is available on Waivers as well. Drop any of those for him?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d hold with Berkman…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks… BnY

  140. Jon says:
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    Capuano + Frieri for Justin Upton in a keeper league?

    • chata says:
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      @Jon,

      those pitchers might not make it to the start of the 2014 season .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  141. Tim says:
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    Have Espinosa at 2b…missed Walker on waivers..ugh
    Would u keep him or drop for weeks,infante,Johnson,theriot,or Aviles
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  142. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Belt or Ruggiano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano

  143. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    would you drop frazier for La Roche or Scott?

    What about Holland in KC, is he worth stashing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche… Yes…

  144. Poo Holes says:
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    Anyone else find it awkwardly hilarious that Cano was booed all night? Anybody? Buehler…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know…Why would he be booed in KC?

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Because this is RED SOX NATION and the YANKEES SUCK.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Apparently…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Fans wanted him to select Billy Butler instead of Trumbo. In hindsight, he should’ve excused himself and let Butler step in. Although, watching him get lit up by the crowd was good tv.

        • Grey

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          Ah… That makes sense…

  145. Steve says:
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    Is being Creeper of the Week enough to get Lind ahead of Colvin or Youk in the ol’ h2h?

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