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R.A. Dickey put up another insane line yesterday — 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 3 walks, 13 Ks.  I don’t own him anywhere (of course, I wish I owned him everywhere), but this is the kind of season that’s just fun to watch from a real baseball perspective.  Basically, I’m gay for Dickey.  That’s the 2nd definition of gay.  Dickey now has 41 2/3 straight scoreless innings, two straight one-hitters, 103 Ks to 21 walks and a 2.00 ERA with a 0.89 WHIP.  I don’t think his scoreless streak qualifies for Orel Hershier’s record, because of an unearned run and we all know how much baseball holds its records sacrosanct.  *cough* McGwire hugging Roger Maris’s family while a needle falls out of his pocket and Selig kicks it under a seat *cough*  Last time out, I posited that Dickey was a top ten starter, if I’m using posited correctly.  Well, if I could use posited wrong, he’s positedly awesome.  I love how he’s going to isolate fair-weather baseball fans when he starts the All-Star Game.  Casual fans show up to see pitchers throw 100 MPH and then you got Dickey.  Nerding baseball up one knuckler at a time.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ike Davis – 1-for-3 with a grand slam.  Ten days ago, his average was .158 and now it’s up to .196.  He seems to have turned his titanically awful season around right before he hit the iceberg, lettuce hope at least.  See, what I did there?  I faked the pun left and went right.   If Ike were on my waivers, I’d give him another shot because he’s hitting; love’s got nothing to do with it.

Evan Longoria – Had a setback yesterday during his rehab.  Sounds like the 2nd act break of Trainspotting.  We were only relying on Longoria’s return in, like, every league.  In three weekly leagues, we preemptively put him in our lineups.  We even dropped our backup.  Granted, it was only Robert Andino, but still.

Brandon Beachy – Tear in his UCL, which usually means Tommy John surgery.  He’s going to see Dr. Freeze, which always means Tommy John surgery.

CC Sabathia – 9 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks while A-Rod made eyes at his mom.

Kevin Youkilis – Currently being shopped everywhere.  Or so I read in the Penny Saver.

Kyle Drabek – Will miss the rest of this season and early next season with his 2nd Tommy John surgery.  Best to plan ahead and start throwing the ball lefty during the extended break.

Josh Hamilton – Didn’t start another game, but got into the game late, as he wrestled with a virus that was damaging his intestinal fortitude.  Leonys Martin will tag in for now – he’s interesting in the long-term, but not so much in the short-term.

Aramis Ramirez – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Like a guidette would say to her heavily cologned boyfriend that she hadn’t seen in a while, “I aramissed you.”

Rickie Weeks – Keeping his hot hitting and hope alive, Weeks went 2-for-4 yesterday to go with the 5-for-10 in the previous two games.  Oh, Rickie, you’re so fine, you’re so fine, it’s about effin’ time.

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI and a slam & legs.  With 6 homers and 9 steals on the year, he hasn’t been quite the draft pick many expected back in March, but think of us Ryan Zimmerman owners before you complain too much.  Thanks!

Geovany Soto – 2-for-5 with a homer as he was activated from the DL.  Soto may or may not reign supreme when held up against other catchers in the long haul, but if you’re dealing with a slumping catcher, he could provide some power.  Oh, and here’s a throwback post to make you giggle.

Alfonso Soriano – 2-for-5 with his 13th homer.  He’s batting .270.  SPOILER ALERT BUT YOU REALLY HAVE HAD ENOUGH TIME TO WATCH MAD MEN:  Ready to feel like Lane Pryce right when Don confronts him about stealing money?  Soriano’s having a better season than Justin Upton and Pujols.  And Soriano hasn’t even been that great.

Bryan LaHair – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Even with both Chicago teams facing off, one flew out from LaHair.

Ryan Dempster – To the DL with tightness in his right latissimus dorsi.  So, he’s a dolphin?  Well, if he’s that smart, have him throw with his other flipper.

Luis Valbuena- 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  With Mini Mini Donkey on the DL, Valbuena has been playing every day at 3rd base.  He’s nothing, but a short-term flyer in NL-Only leagues, but if he gets every day ABs, he could surprise with some light pop and speed.

John Danks – Will be out for a while with a sub-scapula tear of his shoulder.  A hoagie scapula is so much more appetizing.

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks to lower his ERA to 2.30.  Maronna mia, where’s this coming from?  It’s like he’s picturing every batter is Krispie Young and Justin Upton.  Obviously, Miley is someone that could’ve been trusted if we’re playing the fantasy season like that Memento guy, but going forward he’s still very risky with his blah K-rate.  To make matters worse, he’s prospblocking Bauer.

Stephen Drew – Could return as a part-time player.  Gibson said the plan is to start him every third day.  Appropriately, it will coincide with garbage day.

Aaron Hill – 4-for-4 with his 8th homer as he hit for the cycle.  He hasn’t hit a cycle since 2009 when he homered 36 times.  Then he was going through cycles every few weeks.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4 with 3 steals.  Tony Campana called and said well played.

Brett Myers – 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Holy Kazaam!  Myers hasn’t looked this ugly since someone Googled his dating history.

Jonathan Sanchez - 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks in his 2nd game back from the DL.  He has 6 walks and 7 Ks since his return and the Poughkeepsie Chapter of Speculating on Small Sample Sizes said it looks like he’s up to his usual tricks.

Matt Capps – Twins GM said Capps’s shoulder will be just fine.  He also said he’s willing to trade Capps for a bag of peanuts.  Salted are preferred, but he’ll listen to all offers.  I’d continue to hold Perkins if you have room.

Joe Mauer – Twins GM said that he’s not concerned about Mauer’s bruised quad and he said he’s not even lying about that because they’re not trying to trade him.  A bag of peanuts and you can have your very own major league closer.

Shaun Marcum – Will miss Tuesday’s start vs. his former team with a tight right elbow.  Shawn Michaels’s elbow just went pfft.

Lonnie Chisenhall – Hannahan returned from the DL with his liger.  Well, Chisenhall said liger please! as he hit a homer and went 3-for-4.  Lonnie’s gonna need to keep doing that, because the Indians seem like they’re looking for reasons to demote him and up until yesterday he was giving them plenty.

Scott Rolen – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs as he returned from the DL after a five week layoff.  Todd Frazier’s value takes a bit of a hit, but he DH’d yesterday and Rolen will probably be hurt again by the time the Reds are back in an NL park.  Maybe Rolen can pull a muscle and take out Latos on his way down.  Speaking of which… And, no, I wasn’t saving the best for last, unless you read this site while hanging from a tree like a monkey.

Mat Latos – 4 IP, 7 ER.  Latos’s wife threatened to delete her Twitter account if people didn’t stop hating on Latos.  Maybe because I don’t understand Twitter, but how is this a threat?  Does anyone care if Latos’s wife tweets?  Doesn’t she tweet because she wants to?  Is she doing any public service by tweeting?  Did Al Gore invent the internet so one day Dallas Latos can tweet?  Will we miss one more el oh el in this world?  Not that I consider her a celebrity, but this whole celebrity threat of ‘I’m not going to tweet anymore’ is like celebrities are no longer America’s royalty, they’re now our parents and they can punish us.  “Oh no, Ashton, please keep tweeting, I couldn’t get by one more day without reading you congratulate Jon Cryer on a great episode.  It’s like I’m a fly on the wall of your trucker hat!”  This is why I think Twitter sucks.  Celebrities have made it one giant circle jerk of, “Ain’t I clever?”  At least on Facebook, I can pretend to care about people’s thoughts I actually know through other people I also kinda know.  As for Latos, I’m gonna go ahead and let him audition for the role of Home Run Derby pitcher on someone else’s fantasy team, because we’re finished.  I gave him back his sweater.  He gave me back what was left of my dignity.  I told him, “It’s not me; it’s you.”  I dropped him for Nick Punto, then dropped Punto for Cahill.  I didn’t need Punto, I was just making a point to Latos.  I now have a waiver claim in for Latos and, after I win that claim, I plan on dropping him again for Javier Vazquez, then dropping Javy because he’s retired.  I will continue to do this with Latos for the remainder of the year.  Hell hath no fury like a fantasy baseballer scorned!  And Dallas Latos can unfollow me, if she likes.

From Around The Web

  1. Steve says:
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    No doubt that threatening to leave Twitter like that is lame, but it’s not even in the same zip code of lameness as abusing someone over the internet because their husband is pitching poorly. That’s just cowardly bullshit.

    I love the Internet and social media but one of the drawbacks is that it gives a voice to a bunch of f****** idiots who don’t deserve to have one.

    Here endeth the lesson.

    Elsewhere, I just grabbed Blanton for his start on Wednesday almost before I realized what I was doing – or how bad he’s been lately.

    That said, there are worse streams than the Rockies on the road, right?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Exactly, she doesn’t deserve to be abused because her hubbys pitching bad, twitters such an easy means to abuse people without any consequences.

      She shouldn’t have to take any crap as she’s done nothing wrong, I sure as hell wouldn’t. And if people weren’t aware, yes she is fine looking.

    • Tony says:
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      @Steve, Blanton doesn’t scare you steve? sure he’s coming off a CG vs the lowly twins, but thats following 5 starts of 5+ ER’s per game…hence his era of 4.93….

    • @Steve, Agreed. Family should always be off limits. Stupid offensive taunting is definitely the most unproductive, ugliest part of Twitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, True… Blanton’s not pretty… Though not sure the options…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Should have grabbed Eovaldi, but then he’d be going against a pitcher I already own.

        Hopefully a Tulo (and maybe CarGo)-less Rockies on the road won’t be too much of a hurdle…

  2. Prezii says:
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    Nice latos rant… But please, lets just stop with all this ra ra ra before it gets outta hand.. im already sick of the dickey! Next thing you know its gonna be “dicksanity” on espn every night.. but i digress…

    Guy in my league dropped ichiro.. like him over rasmus? Or zorilla the average killa?? Thanx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, I’d hold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Oh, and Dicksanity — ha!

  3. Grey's da man! says:
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    would you drop laroche for Ike?

    • @Grey’s da man!, I wouldn’t.

  4. Grey's da man! says:
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    a hill, everth or scutaro over espinoza?

    • @Grey’s da man!, I’d take Hill over Espinosa.

  5. Steve says:
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    I just traded for KJ (also got me A-Ram) but do you drop him for Hill now?

    12 team h2h where I’m currently using Plouffe at 2B instead of KJ, but surely Plouffe can’t keep this up…

    • @Steve, KJ and Hill are tomato/tomahto. I find KJ to be infuriating in his streakiness and I think they are both better suited for NL b/c the pitchers are more aggressive (fastballs). I think KJ has more power but Hill is a better bet for AVG and general consistency.

  6. Hondo says:
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    I miss the year after Barry Bonds retired.I picked him up and dropped him more times than hookers in my Navy days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, Ha!

  7. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    that Latos rant was so beautiful that I lost my anger for whatever I was going to rant about…and now i can’t remember what that was. well my team still sucks and I drank for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Thanks!

  8. Eng says:
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    Niese or Samardijza(sp)? Liked the Dickey piece!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Samardzija… Thanks!

  9. Glenn says:
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    Luckily for me MLB Network was showing live clips of KC v. Houston so I could watch Myers get foreclosed when the Stros put up 5 in the bottom of the 8th with a 2 run lead. The next live look in on the Holy Kazaam and my team’s ratio damage seemed as long as the damn pod race in Phantom Menace and just as fun to watch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Glenn, HA!

  10. TheNewGuy says:
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    Holy Jesus Montero, that was one helluva kazzam last night Myers!

    Couldnt believe the line i saw this morning…8 hits, who the hell leaves their reliever in for 8 freakin hits?? The Stros pen must be that bad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah, crazy…

  11. Dingbat says:
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    The best part about Myers’ Kazaam was that he gave up about 20 singles in a row to earn all of those runs. If anyone deserved to get beat up by a bunch of slap hits, it was that guy.

    Also, the Ike Davis blurb blew my frickin mind. It was a whirlwind of wordplay!

    Uh… And now I realize that both of my comments are about domestic violence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dingbat, Ha, yup… Thanks! Ha!

  12. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Grab Wil Myers now and drop either Fowler or Volquez?

    This would be in a 12-team mixed keeper league.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Not sure Myers is a grab now guy, but no harm in dropping Volquez for him in a keeper

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        ^Agree

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Sweet, my team managed 5 steals on a shortened day yesterday in my H2H (thanks largely to Trout). Though my opponent’s got D Gordon, T Campana, A-Jax and Pennington…this is gonna be one epic steals battle this week!

    • @TheNewGuy, if you have daily roster changes, i’d drop Campana for a power bat.

  14. papasmurf says:
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    Latos Intolerance is a condition in which the body convulses and fluids are expelled out of multiple orifices as a visceral response to the underperformance of talented mental midgets.

    Right now there are 3 CIN SPs on the wire: Arroyo, Leake and Bailey. All 3 hamandeggers are better than Latos right now.

    Dickey’s just one of the best stories of all time in MLB. 5 years ago if someone from the future went back and claimed that RA Dickey would be huge in 2012, he’d get locked up and lobotomized for talking about a big dick and for being crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, I agree totally… Ha!

  15. Jermo says:
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    Just dropped Latos for E-Jax. I then took to twitter to friend Edwin’s wife with the message, “I hope this works out better than my last relationship.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jermo, HA!

  16. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Rumors of an imminent Rizzo callup, want to pick him up in a keeper, but the drop would have to be C Davis (who’s starting at Util) or a decent SP (maybe D Hudson). Hold, or grab him?

    • @Steve Stevenson, I thought that read C (as in catcher) Davis and I was struggling to figure out the player – Jody Davis? Ben Davis?

      Tough call. But if that gets you keeper rights, I’d drop Chris Davis for him.

  17. harkrider says:
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    Continue to hold Youk or drop him for…
    Ike Davis, Belt, Alvarez, Campana

    I get SB’s from Lawrie, Heyward, Bruce, CarGo, hopefully Jennings sometime soon and Boneface.

    Should I get Campana until Boneface returns or stick with power?

    I’m currently in 2nd place in SB’s, HR’s and Runs

    • @harkrider, If you’re 2nd in SBs, you don’t need Campana. Ike/Belt/Alvarez don’t feel like big enough upgrades to dump Youk though he is dumpable.

  18. chata says:
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    clever title .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Title was Rudy’s…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        you know him quite well .
        was he hoping for a one-hitter from the game’s out-set , just so
        he could use that title , or ,
        was it just something that filtered into his brain as the game progressed ?

        many have rooted for a no-hitter .
        less , i imagine , for a one-hitter .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Exactly…

  19. Charles says:
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    Is Downs worth owning in a standard 12-team h2h? No saves = no value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles, Nope

  20. Theguarantee says:
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    Votto, r zimmerman and Bauer or Texeira, Brantley, Chris Davis and Jared weaver? Standard plus obp and k to bb. Zimm would be replaced with Davis and Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Theguarantee, Don’t love losing the best player, but you also lose the worst, so I’d go for it…

  21. attgig says:
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    iceberg lettuce…HAHAHA! I love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @attgig, Thanks!

  22. Wake Up says:
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    Even worse on Lawrie…he’s been caught stealing 8 times, giving him 1 net steal…

    • @Wake Up, Yeah, saw that the other day. 8 CS! I’m surprised they still let him run.

      • VinWins

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        @Rudy Gamble, Not just the number of times, but also the situation. Like when he is in scoring position and Bautista is batting.

  23. Howard says:
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    @Grey, I’m leading my league in almost all categories except runs. Is it worth trading Kendrick for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, Yup

  24. Joseph Sixpack, Esq. says:
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    Solid day for me as a Latos/Myers (and Longoria) owner. I had serious doubts in my head about Latos before the season, but drafted him on both my teams thanks to my faith in this site… then I held onto him against my better judgment over the past couple months when Grey assured me that Latos owners would be rewarded for their patience w/ an otherworldly turnaround (paraphrasing)… I did finally drop early morning for another guy Razzball recommended. [guy who can’t think for himself]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joseph Sixpack, Esq., Sorry, I just dropped him too… We had him in multiple leagues…

      • Joseph Sixpack, Esq. says:
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        @Grey, No worries. I had my own misgivings, so I dug my own grave.

  25. Wake Up says:
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    Dallas is a fake blonde with no discernible talent, married to a dimwit, with an inflated sense of self. The only thing left do to before her coronation is an “accidental leak” of her having boring, blurry sex.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up, some Foxxy Boxing with Tawny Kitaen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Hehe

  26. frank rizzo says:
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    I’m guessing it’s safe to drop Beachy and pick up J Parker then?

  27. pubscout says:
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    Vogelsong, Cahill, Burnett or Parker until Morrow returns?

    • @pubscout, I’d go Burnett.

  28. chata says:
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    here’s my morning-after sob-story :

    after inching up on the leader , in my 14 team dynasty league , where i’ve
    been solidly in 3rd place for over a month , my pitcher-less team’s
    performance , yesterday , was a 1 for 25 effort … (ty mike moustakas) …
    for a negative 5.5 points .

    the leader , (Ivar/Planet 10) , posts a win and a save , and a 15 for 31 effort , capped by 4 HR’s and 2 SB’s . Net +8 points !

    this kind of swing , so close to the all-star break , leaves me 24.5 points off the pace and feeling violated .
    i should have sat my entire freaking team .

    his jerome williams slowed his roll , a bit , but having today’s headliner left me feeling dickeyd .
    kudo’s to Ivar for actually drafting R.A. (25th round) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, impressive to draft Dickey… Not many can say that…

  29. VOTTO-VOOM says:
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    Traded for Brett Meyers last week. 1st day he’s in my line up and he gives up more runs in 2/3’s than he had the whole year. Insult to injury Miley was part of the package that went the other way. My team is dominating on the hitting side and getting rocked every time out on the pitching side. This is my year to never make the right pitching move.

    • chata says:
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      @VOTTO-VOOM,

      sounds like votto-voom roto-doom .

      hopefully things will even out , in the 2nd half .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VOTTO-VOOM, Damn

  30. MrHappyTime says:
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    Drop Howard Kendrick for Aaron Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Yup

  31. Trade Bandit says:
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    I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

    I hear Longoria and Tulowitzki both had set backs in their rehabs.

    How serious are their respective injuries and who would you rather have ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trade Bandit, Tulo’s sounds worse, but nothing’s official yet…

  32. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Ohhh what a great night in that I managed to face Miley and Mitten Dickey in both my league which I’m sure equates to a 2 start week for both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Damn

  33. Chubby says:
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    @Grey

    I have been offered Sydney Poonsoon for Latos. Should I stay or should I go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chubby, I’d take Ponson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, That’s insane. Test him!

  34. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    Well I am wondering what to do.
    Do I keep Beachy and hope for the best and drop him if the worst happens, or do I drop him now?
    I have 9 teams and he is on a few of them.

    (Beachy is my favorite pitcher due to his Mennonite heritage.)

      • Mennonite Sports guy says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, yes , I did. absolutely riveting.

      • chata says:
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        @Rudy Gamble,

        thanks for sharing .
        makes me like this kid , even more .

        not your typical valentine’s day story .

  35. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Unrelated to any baseball doings last night, but I heard yesterday that the Giants are a paltry 2-12 when Lincecum pitches.

    36-18 when he doesn’t….ouch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, Wow

  36. Rick Grimes says:
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    Rate ROS please and thanks. (I gotta drop 2)

    M Young, Aviles, De Aza, Revere, Plouffe, Reddick, Quentin, Eovaldi, Wilhelmsen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick Grimes, Drop Aviles, Quentin

  37. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    [Andy] Dirks hasn’t made any progress in his rehab from an Achilles injury and the situation has reached a “sticking point,” the Detroit Free Press reports.

    What are your thoughts? Should he be dropped? I have 3 DL spots on this team and four DLed players. (Beachy, Paulino, Utley, and Dirks.)

    • @Mennonite Sports guy, Dirks has little upside so he’s fine to drop.

  38. chunk says:
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    starting edinson vs tex and an 0-6 feldman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Yup

  39. martin black says:
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    ike or rizzo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @martin black, Ike

  40. Booya says:
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    Bedard or Morales in keeper league?

    Thanks

    • chata says:
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      @Booya,

      you might get another year out of bedard .
      morales , less so .

      are either of them serious keeper candidates ?
      in any case , i’d stick with bedard .

      • Booya says:
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        @chata,

        Yea pretty doubtful I’d keep either of them but was thinking that Morales was a top prospect back in the day…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Morales

  41. Tony says:
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    Lance Lynns been a beast this year, we’re all expecting the wheels to fly off sometime soon, i own him in one league, 23 K’s in his past two starts, is anyone feeling tonight might be the night to bench him?
    @ DET? I’m debating if I want to try and play the genius card and bench him or look like a fool when i bench a guy who’s been stellar all yr?

    What are you doing razznation? this is a h2h lg where I ONLY need 20 innings and the other guy threw dickey last night!@&%%

    • @Tony, I love SPs in interleague games. Feel like you have to start Lynn. @COL I’d bench him. @TEX I’d bench him. @NYY I’d bench him. Not @DET.

      • Tony says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, thanks rudy… true interleague always gives you that unknown, not that anyones really faced Lynn anyways until this year.

        • Tony says:
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          @Tony, ah and who’s the fool now…. i shoulda went with my gut early on and benched lynn, i had a bad feeling, dammit….

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, damn…

  42. zk says:
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    Sorry, Grey, but Miley doesn’t have BLAH k-rates. He’s top-15 in the NL for K/BB ratio. I’m a k/9 guy, too, but sometimes k/bb is just as relevant to future success. I think a 10-start sample size is enough to gauge value for the current season, and Miley’s last ten starts have ranged from solid to fantastic. His numbers aren’t far from Johnny Cueto’s, actually, and I’m guessing Cueto cost a bit more at auction.

    Long-term, he’s probably Collmenter Part Deux, but dismissing a 10-start run like this is not great advice.

    • zk says:
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      @zk, Last four starts (@SD, v COL, @TEX, v SEA): 30 IP, 25 k, ONE BB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zk, True, his K/BB is nice… His K/9 isn’t as great… Maybe I’m partial cause I wanna see some Bauer…

  43. Holmes says:
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    Hi Grey, love the blog as always.

    LaHair is out there, and I wondering if I should grab him? If so, do I drop Yoenis cespedes or Howie Kendrick? Thanks. (10 team H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Holmes, Thanks! I’d lose Kendrick…

  44. Please rank for fill-in MI:
    Valdespin
    Elian Herrera
    Simmons
    Cliff Pennington

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Simmons, Elian…

  45. schlitzy says:
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    DicKKKKKKKKKKKKKey!! I was at the Mets game last night. Unreal. After the game they interviewed him on the field and most of the fans stayed to watch. It was like watching a movie – he comes out and tips his hat to the fans and thanks them. Then he mentions that his wife and kids are in the stands, points to them and blows a kiss. He also said that the last time Showalter saw him pitch live he tied a major league record by allowing 6 HR. Asked what he was most proud of, he said his base hit to CF. Oh, and last week on NY radio when asked about his contract situation (the Mets hold a $5M option for 2013) he said he wanted to be in NY long term and finish what he started and he would take less if it would allow the Mets to add other players. His agent must have loved that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, Nice story…

  46. Timequake says:
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    Does Huston Street for Ian Kennedy sound fair to you? I’d be getting Kennedy. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timequake, Not really, but I’d take Kennedy…

  47. Quandary says:
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    Hey Guys,

    Have a tricky one:

    Situation:
    AL Only 10 Team.
    My OF is very good (Ajax, Trout, Joyce, Willingham, Rasmus, Crisp)
    My Corner and Middles are hurting: (CO: Lind, Beltre, Cooper MI: Alcides, Getz, Izturis)

    Two Offers:
    Trout for Konerko
    Alcides/Trout for Cano

    I have a +20 SB lead but am lagging significantly in HR/RBI HR -10 RBI -30 Runs -30 from main pack

    So SB’s are not helping me and need some power and trying to plug some holes in my corner or middle.

    Which offer is the best one to do and/or would you not do anything with Trout and try to seek out a lesser deal with one of my other OFers?

    • I’d go with Trout for Konerko. Both trades work but you’re creating two holes in your lineup with the Cano deal vs. one.

      • Quandary says:
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        @Rudy Gamble,

        Thanks Rudy. Love the ‘fro ‘bro. :-)

        Rgds,

        Quandary

  48. Probable Party Starter says:
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    I know CC’s mom (not in the biblical sense). She is def A-Rod’s type. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Probable Party Starter, Fo sho

  49. Son of a Beachy says:
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    What a crazy story with Dickey…also, I think I’ve already lost ERA/WHIP owning Myers and going against Dickey…FMFBBL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Son of a Beachy, Yup

  50. Miley Cyrus says:
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    First of all, never thanked you guys for the great advice and responses I got for my question yesterday, so thank you.

    In a keeper league, should I give Braun for J.Upton and A.Gonzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miley Cyrus, No problem… I’d take Upton/A-Gon

  51. Donkey Show says:
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    Currently have an extra CI and need to trade one. Was offered Alfonso Soriano and Rasmus for Tex. Do it? Could also counter with Sandoval or Aram instead of Tex (not sure he’ll take that).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Donkey Show, I’d want Tex… Try and counter with A-Ram…

  52. Chillmodious says:
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    You love the Dickey! First the Bud-knee, now this revelation! By the way, how many people go up to him on a regular basis and say “you sir, R. A. Dickey”? 20 per day? 40? Or maybe that’s just how I envision addressing him if I’m ever waiting in line somewhere and he shows up near me doing the Seinfeldian Keith Hernandez pass-by.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Ha… Yup…

  53. Crazy stat – Miguel Cabrera is 3rd in the league in WAR…amongst Cabreras:

    Melky – 3.0
    Asdrubal – 2.0
    Miggy – 1.9

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, Everth Cabrera sad emoticon.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, I find it so odd how he has such a low WAR with his usual amazing numbers. I haven’t heard the media talk about him at all this season, but I’m still surprised he is only at 1.9 WAR.

      • Balogna says:
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        @Eddy, it’s because of his fielding

        • Eddy says:
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          @Balogna, Ah, makes sense. Completely forgot about that.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, not odd at all. I think there’s an UZR component to WAR. His 3rd be hasn’t been exactly Robinsonian or even Nettlesesque. Hasn’t be a Strangeglover either.

  54. KeeblerMN says:
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    Good lord, I just clicked on the link to Lato’s Wife and was then forced by primitive urges I don’t completely understand to google Dallas Latos and view images…. wow…. to quote something a 5 gallon hollywood douche would say. “SHE HAWT, YO!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KeeblerMN, Ha!

      • PinkSlip says:
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        @Grey, between Mrs Podsednik yesterday and Dallas Latos today this site is going to get me fired…

  55. Deadwoods says:
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    Drop Plouffe for Rizzo (Util position) when he’s called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, I’d want Rizzo

  56. Turk Wendell says:
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    Brett Lawrie for Altuve. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, I’d want Lawrie

  57. paddytwotimes says:
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    @Rudy

    Ike Davis or M. Reynolds in a 5 x 5 roto.

    • paddytwotimes says:
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      @paddytwotimes,

      Or @Grey; seems I got left in the cold…

      Latos is awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddytwotimes, Reynolds

      • paddytwotimes says:
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        @Grey, Thanks pal! Dickey is just hosing people right now.

  58. The Real McCoy says:
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    Better for final utility spot. I’m desperate for Speed (last in Runs and SB). Yahoo 10-team 5×5 H2H

    Revere, Brantley, Theriot, Q. Berry, Pierre

    or should I just concede SB and go with

    Rasmus, C. Davis, Hill…..or Rizzo when he arrives?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Revere

  59. JustMatt says:
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    Please pick two:

    Jesus Flores, Rod Barajas, Salvador Perez, Geovany Soto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JustMatt, Soto, Perez

  60. Rick Grimes says:
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    Is Michael Young worth anything anymore?

    Keep him, wait for a hotstreak and trade? or just drop him for Alvarez, McGhee or some other bum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick Grimes, I’d hold him a bit longer if those were my options…

  61. Eddy says:
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    It took my H2H team 56 innings to surrender 5 ER last week.

    Flip the page to Monday and it took Brett Myers 0.2 IP to do the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Ha… Ouch

  62. OaktownSteve says:
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    I believe that R.A. Dickey has morphed into a real life Sidd Finch minus the fastball plus the knuckler. And to think the Mets didn’t want Dickey going up to the snows of Kilamanjaro.

    “The view was unforgettably magnificent, as incredible as anything I have ever seen. But as I took time to contemplate, I realized that the reason the view was so rich was the overall experience of the trek. We had walked approximately 40 miles and climbed 13,000 feet since the beginning of the journey, overcoming all kinds of adversities. All the while, we were building relationships with everyone from the porters to one another, sharing in our triumphs and helping one another in times of need.”

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/reaching-the-summit-of-kilimanjaro/

    Can we attribute Dickey’s success to anything other than than his African spiritual awakening?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, Completely and utterly… Nice call…

    • Prezii says:
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      @OaktownSteve, really tho.. this all started after he came out of the closet about the whole “behind the barn” shizz.. maybe he feels like a weight was lifted? Now that it is all out in the open. Im serious, i wouldnt make fun of something like that, but after he put it all out there hes been unhittable!

    • Carnac says:
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      @OaktownSteve, I followed his diary posts during that trip. Great stuff. Yes, the thin air does weird things to a knuckle ball.

  63. JTR says:
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    Pick up Rasmus or Fowler?

    • chata says:
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      @JTR,

      fowler is stone cold right now .

  64. ThomasR says:
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    Who should I pick up as a replacement for Beachy?

    1. Burnett
    2. Cahill
    3. Kuroda
    4. Nova
    5. Masterson

    Pick one. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThomasR, Burnett

  65. AC says:
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    Who do you like better for rest of the year – LaRoche or Ike Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AC, LaRoche

  66. Mrobs says:
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    morning grey… love the twitter rant.

    I was just offered:

    Cain/J. Upton for my Pujols/Zimmermann

    lost Beachy so i could use a boost in pitching. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrobs, Morning… Thanks! Pujols side…

  67. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    H2H where my needs are runs and avg.

    Drop any of Kelly Johnson, Seager, A Craig, Cespedes, Joyce

    for

    Rizzo, Dee Gordon, Plouffe, Ike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Seager for Gordon…

  68. my name is kendrys says:
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    Who wins in these two scenarios (keeper league):

    1. He gets Dickey, I get Kimbrel
    2. He gets Jordan Zimmerman, I get Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @my name is kendrys, Dickey… Zimmermann…

  69. joecoz1 says:
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    Looks like Furcal isn’t doing much lately–stick with him, or go with Andrelton Simmons for ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joecoz1, I’d stick for now…

  70. Joel says:
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    If I delete my Twitter account, will Adrian Gonzalez start hitting better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, You can only hope…

  71. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    reminder ==> try and 86 that nowegian cruise shizz , if it doesn’t
    cost you too much .

    thanks .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, I’ll look into it… Sorry about that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was told that ad is being removed right now… Let me know if it’s still there, because I don’t see it…

  72. NyJacobs says:
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    grey,

    drop chris young 4 Rickie Weeks? both slumps but weeks showing life lately?

    or stash young and drop Kirk Nieuwenhuis for weeks instead? even tho kirk been a little hot.

    10 team roto

    thanks very frustrated chris young owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NyJacobs, I’d drop Nieuwenhuis

  73. Joel says:
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    I have a hole in my heart where Beachy used to live.

    Or just my rotation. My team still has Greinke and Strasburg. I also have a bunch of questionable “ride em while they’re hot” guys in my rotation: Capuano, Samardzija, recent adds Jonathan Niese and Max Scherzer. I have Trevor Bauer waiting for his call-up.

    I dropped Edwin Jackson for Bauer last week. Try and pick him back up? Or is there another speculative add to be made?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, I think Edwin should be owned…

  74. EK says:
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    Pls rank these starts:

    Bailey v MIN
    Richard v SEA
    Millwood @ SD
    Jiminez @ HOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Ubaldo, Bailey, Richard

  75. Grey, NIN downward spiral here—

    Have been offered Desmond Jennings & Carlos Santana for Yu Darvish & Frank Franciso

    Team looks good using your draft strategies but have been in a holding pattern all year in 2nd and just fell to 3rd.

    Make the trade or sit tight or do you see any other move I should make in 5X5?

    CWieters
    1Hosmer
    2Kinsler
    SSTulowiski
    3Wright
    OFBJ Upton
    OFHolliday
    OFMcCuthen
    DH Butler
    IR Morse

    Yu Darvish
    Gio Gonzalez
    David Price
    Zach Greinke
    Anibal Sanchez
    Dan Haren
    Jordan Zimmerman
    Jeff Samardjajaja
    Frank Francisco
    Santiago Casilla
    Tyler Clippard
    Addison Reed
    Ernesto Frieri

    Thanks browski!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express, I’d take Jennings and Santana, but you really don’t need them… Probably still take them and trade Wieters for a closer…

  76. Goose says:
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    Feldman worth a stream today @Petco? Lookin’ at dropping Latos for him… or skip Feldman and nab Doubront for tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, Doubront

  77. Slappy Pappy says:
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    That Latos blurb made me laugh out loud. It’s funny how little things like that can make your day. Thanks for those. And a preemptive thanks for this trade advice. 12-Team HTH, redraft league.

    Team A:
    A-Gon, Pena, Timmy

    Team B:
    Morse, Craig, D. Hudson

    Which side, and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, No problem… I’d take Morse… It’s close enough…

  78. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    When Rizzo gets called up, would you drop Torii or M.Saunders for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Saunders

  79. Hola grey / Rudy:

    Definitely wouldn’t kick Dallas out of bed for eating crackers, but she seems like an idiot, not to mention short and stumpy. Guess I’m more of a tits on a stick kinda guy.

    Couple questions…

    1. Is Brett Anderson’s ETA still post ASB? You stashing yet?

    2. 14 team, 6×6 redraft – how do you rank these SP: Cashner, Friedrich, Jacob Turner, Brett Anderson, Medlen?

    Gracias…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Burro, Hola you… Ha! 1) Eh 2) Cashner, Friedrich, Anderson… Could go different ways if one guy breaks out or gets into the rotation….

      • @Grey,

        Gotcha. Thx… That’s how I have it too, but pitching at Col ain’t light right now…

        Buying any Rex Brothers stock? Sounds like Rox are gonna move Belisle and/or Betancourt shortly…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @El Burro, In NL-Only leagues, I’d grab him, nowhere else yet…

  80. I’ve been a Latos apologist all year and considering giving him one more start against Minnesota to see if there’s any hope left because I’m on my last straw with him. So if he screws the pooch again, who would you prefer out of these:

    Cobb, Worley, Hughes, Samardija, Harrison

    Concerned only with ERA/WHIP only as I’m dominating K’s (12 team roto)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  81. Me rike ichiro says:
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    Drop Freeman or Kendrick for rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Me rike ichiro, Kendrick

      • Me rike ichiro says:
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        @Grey, Thanks…I’m a new reader and really like the site

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool… No problem…

  82. airweino says:
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    Lost Bud Norris to DL…who do I replace him with?

    Aaron Harang or Phil Hughes

    Or do I gamble on Tyler Thornburg or Garrett Richards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, Hughes

  83. supra says:
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    Beckham or Weeks at 2B ROS?

    I made the switch 2 weeks ago, time to switch back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Weeks

  84. Mike Jones says:
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    2 quick questions for you…

    Belt or Rizzo?

    Dont really have room for both

    And is Carpenter worth the wait? Just lost Beachy. Or should I hit the Waiver wire? Nova, Cahill, Buchholz, Cobb, Parker, etc

    Thanks… you guys are the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike Jones, Belt… I’d grab Cahill… No problem…

  85. FlipThisOF says:
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    Traded Beltre/Belt for Stanton in a keeper. Would you try to flip him for JUpton? My OF is Ellsbury, Stanton, Trout, Harper, Zobrist, Gordon, CYoung. We keep 6@$120. 12team H2H weekly points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FlipThisOF, I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, HA!

  86. B.o.B says:
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    Any thoughts on Eovaldi? Would you pick him up for tomorrow’s start @ Oak? Apologize if you’ve discussed before

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, I’d own him there, yeah…

  87. Whip me says:
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    Drop Krispie for Revere, Goldy, or Laroche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whip me, LaRoche

  88. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    remainder of the season, who do you want: teixeria or nelson cruz? or the same?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThePoonTycoon, Tex, more or less the same…

  89. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey: in an RCL type league, which side do you prefer, Greinke/Justin Upton or Bruce/Sale? I think I know which way you’ll lean, but I haven’t heard whether you’re up/down/meh on J-Upside lately. Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  90. airweino says:
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    In another league, would you gamble on starting Thornburg against the Blue Jays tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start him…

  91. Giant JJ says:
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    I was offered cano or Votto and Randy wolf for my Bumgarner and street. 20 teams. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Votto…

  92. Giant JJ says:
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    You’re the best Grey. If I met you I’d have to give you a hug, not a hand shake. You are a very important person and I need you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hope that hug never ends.

      • BASH says:
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        @Grey, (awkward silence)….

  93. Poo Holes says:
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    A) Is Beachy safe to drop at this point? I’d move Dempster to my DL spot and grab Rizzo.

    B) Also, apologies for the hiatus. Spent the weekend in Chicago to visit my dad for Father’s Day. Went to Sunday Night Baseball at Wrigley and there were a good amount of Sawx fans there. Naturally added a Cubbies hat to my collection and managed to find a Rizzo shirt nearby.

    C)

    D) Speaking of Rizzo, again, a guy offered me Goldy and Chris Davis for him in my keeper league where I’ve had him stashed all season. I already have LaRoche, Swisher, and LoMo as 1B eligible and Bautista, Aramis, Seager, and Arenado at 3B. Can’t do this then, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yup 2) How dare you! Kidding, hope it was a nice trip… Very nice on the Rizzo shirt…Score! C) D) It’s more than fair… I’d hold…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, It was an amazing trip, to say the least. The food out there is so much better than the east coast. I also agree that the trade is very fair but I already have too much invested.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not a big fan of Chicago pizza… Don’t like pizza I need to use a fork and knife for…

  94. Giant JJ says:
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    I hope that wasn’t over the top. I meant I need you from a purely fantasy baseball persecutive. I’m not standing outside your house or nothing.

    • chata says:
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      @Giant JJ,

      you could be …. Grey lives in a tree-house .
      look up .

  95. Sam says:
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    Drop Frenchy or Saunders for Belt? H2H and I don’t need R or SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frenchy

  96. KINGANDRUS says:
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    I tried being patient with Latos but last night was the final straw for me too…

    Who do u think is the best option going forward to replace Latos…Fister, Hughes, Worley or Samardzija? I have Greinke, Bumgarner, Dickey, Romero, Kennedy, Burnett

    Also, I picked up Danny Espinosa to replace Weeks about 10 days ago..should I switch back, stay, or go for some1 else? Ike Davis, LaHair, Morales, Fowler are available..Position doesn’t really matter and I’m not desperate for bags.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister… I’d give Weeks another go…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, give Ike a whirl…

      • KINGANDRUS says:
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        @Grey, Sounds good, I’ll roll the dice on Davis turning the corner. I really enjoy the site, thanks for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  97. Chunk says:
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    gio or ra ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  98. AC says:
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    Who do you like for ROS – Haren or Jordan Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann

  99. herschel says:
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    Tyler Thronburg called up to replace Marcum….looks like he has some pretty impressive numbers in the minors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  100. Brian says:
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    Hold onto Samardzija in a 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure of your options…

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey, Fister, Buehrle, Parker, Nolasco, Saunders

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Fister…

          • Brian says:
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            @Grey, Thanks!

  101. azt says:
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    Just lost Beachy. Will you please rank the following waiver wire options for ROS.

    Paulino, Kurado, Billingsley, Niese, and Homer Bailey

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulino, Niese, Kuroda

    • Prezii says:
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      @chata, lessss goo! Lol

  102. Prezii says:
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    Man, boston really likes playin shoppach over salty.. what gives?? I dont mind my catchers missing a day or two but 3 days in a row?

    • Cyr says:
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      @Prezii, Bobby V is probably tired of the hand cramp he gets from writing Salty’s name into the line up card…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Cyr, HA!

        • Prezii says:
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          @cyr, that made me laugh, not gonna lie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re stupid…

    • Carnac says:
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      @Prezii, Yeah, they’ve been benching Saltalamacchia against LHP.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Carnac, no beuno…

        • Carnac says:
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          @Prezii, I think Salty has to stop saying he’s a switch hitter.

          Just because he experimented in college doesn’t make him a switch hitter.

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Prezii, Yeah it’s frustrating. I know certain pitchers have preferred Shoppach as their battery mate, but Salty is 5678487 times better.

  103. Walker, Texas Ranger says:
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    Belt, Rizzo, or Ike in a shallowish league?

    • Walker, Texas Ranger says:
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      @Walker, Texas Ranger,

      Also any of them over Michael Morse, whose been unimpressive so far?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Morse, Belt, Ike…

  104. fd says:
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    Beachy joins Utley Sparkakis and Longo on my team of injured #$%- ups.
    At least I have a built in excuse for sucking now.

    What will give me better results ROS?

    Cahill, Milone, Hughes, Bass, rat poison.

    ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill, Hughes…

  105. fd says:
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    Eovaldi…

  106. chata says:
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    used to be some strychnine , back in the day , cut into the psychedelics .
    rumor was it added a color dimension .
    not sure of that , but it did constrict your throat , somewhat .

    • chata says:
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      that was meant as a reply to #107

  107. Steve says:
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    Grey – where do you send in the case of Hill vs Johnson at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill by a hair…

  108. Prezii says:
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    Damnit hellickson to the DL too??? This is getting a little out of hand…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, hell…

  109. SpecialFNK says:
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    received this monster trade offer.
    16 team keeper league, keep 5.
    yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    I give- Adam Jones, Ryan Zimmerman.
    I get- Shin Soo Choo, Jimmy Rollins, Yovani Gallardo, Chris Capuano, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Sergio Santos, Casey Janssen.

    I’m currently in 2nd place, 1 point out of 1st.

    this is my current team.
    CA- MMontero. 1B- Butler. 2B- Uggla. 3B- Zimmerman. SS- AEscobar. IN- CDavis
    OF- Jones. OF- Quentin. OF- THunter. OF- Presley. UT- Brantley.
    DL_ Dirks.
    SP- Price. SP- Beachy (now injured. Tommy John?)
    RP- Jansen. RP- Casilla.
    P- Brothers. P- JBurton. P- AJBurnett.
    BN- McCarthy (home), CRichard (home), Friedrich (away).
    DL- Lilly, BAnderson, JWieland.

    this guy is near the bottom and building for the future. he offered me this. this is too good to pass up, right?
    I have to drop 4. that could be.. Ludwick, Adams, Gose, Burton.
    I don’t really want 2 catchers, but I could trade one of them to help somewhere else.

    this would be an accept and love it, right?

    • SpecialFNK says:
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      @SpecialFNK,
      forgot my offensive bench players..
      Theriot, Ludwick, Herrera, MAdams, AGose, DvMurphy.

    • Prezii says:
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      @SpecialFNK, you have accepted it yet? Better go accept before he gets cold feet..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s an accept and hate to quibble with it but can he give a piece besides Salty that is usable? If not just accept…

  110. crock says:
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    Agon or Dunn/Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

  111. Eddy says:
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    Grey, earlier I asked to choose between Saunders and Torii to drop for Rizzo, but I don’t even own Torii.

    It’d be between Saunders and Pedro Alvarez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  112. Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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    Trout going to be a first round/early second round draft pick next year?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL),

      I don’t think so. He’ll still be overvalued, but think Bourn’s ADP. 4th-6th round, imo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2nd rounder…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Hmm. Interesting. You think he’ll be that high because of hype or because he’ll meet those standards?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hype/ability… Assuming he stays the course the rest of this season… He’s like a top 10 OF already this year — http://razzball.com/playerrater/ — and he missed a month…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL), i agree. Hes well on his way to being a superstar. No joke.

  113. Prezii says:
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    @grey,

    You know i love allen craig.. but…

    Allen craig (@DET) verlander
    Zobrist. (@WAS) chin men wang
    Rasmus (@MIL) marcum

    Pick 2 for today, please!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit Craig…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, sorry craig but ur ridin pine today… And thanx buddy! Your opinion is much appreciated..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries…

  114. Grey's da man! says:
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    Pence or Trout ROS?
    And Craig or Cuddyer (at 2B)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Trout… Cuddyer…

  115. Joel says:
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    Points league. Which side?

    Lance Lynn; Brett Myers – E. Andrus; Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  116. Willie Wilson says:
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    Was just offered Adrian Gonz, Morse, and Hamels for Votto and Darvish…thoughts Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair trade… Depends how badly you need Morse… I’d probably hold…

  117. Knighttown says:
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    Got offered Stanton/Millwood for my Gallardo/Scherzophrenic. It’s a 12 team daily league and I’m kinda solid across the board with the biggest issues being RBI’s and Wins.

    Wasn’t looking to move pitching for hitting but if it’s a win I’ll take it and sell later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton…

  118. Grey's da man! says:
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    which tier does trumbo fall in with other 3B’s? Above beltre? lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Below them…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, sweet so would you trade him for any of pablo, andrus, castro, A-rod?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  119. B.o.B says:
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    Who gets the bench tonight?

    Harper vs. Price
    AGon vs. Buehrle
    Goldy vs. Erasmo Ramirez
    Fellatio vs. Wang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  120. royce! says:
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    I inherited Hellickson in an abandoned RCL team, and since I can’t be held responsible for initially owning him, I am exempting myself my general rule against asking about an RCL team… I have Kemp DL’d. Would you drop Hellickson, if there were some decent wire dudes like Cahill, Miley, Worley, Nova, Bauer, etc.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if I needed to maneuverability… Cahill…

  121. EG says:
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    Who’s the better DL stash, Berkman or Werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  122. Steve says:
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    OK – so I picked up Leake to start today v CLE.

    I also have McCarthy v LAD and The Peav v CHC going. My opponent has no one going and his Arrieta got a bit of a beating yesterday.

    I don’t really need to start Leake, do I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I wonder if Leake is now infused with Steve Magic.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn… Should’ve picked him up as soon as I told you to sit him… I’m not sure it’s a good thing, but I feel so much more at ease when I have no pitchers going…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, If I didn’t have such solid options going as well I would have started him. Oh well. Nearly got ugly for him in the 1st though.

            BTW, is it churlish to feel disappointed in Plouffe when he comes up to bat and doesn’t hit a home run?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I lied… I have him going in one of my NL-Only leagues… Forgot… Nah, Plouffe brought those expectations on himself…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, He keeps wriggling out of the tight spots…

                And now you have him going, I can’t even hope he gets torched (emoticon)

  123. Matt2 says:
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    Ike Davis or Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit of a toss up at this point… Goldy…

  124. Steve says:
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    Crikey. Rockies sending Guthrie to the bullpen and going with a four-man rotation.

    Each starter will be on a pitch count of 75…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, who owns rockies starters anyways? Pitchers are droppin left and right though.. its redickeylous!

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, gonna wreak havoc in fantasy razzball leagues!

  125. craptastic says:
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    Drop Zambrano for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  126. Abdoozy says:
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    So Samardzxcvbnmja is now available on the wire..

    Current pitching staff is SP Dickey, Verlander, Parker, Dempster, Harang, Hughes, with RP Myers, Fieri and Cook and StorenDL. Any of these worth dropping for a so-so Cubs starter? I’m leading in Ks but bottom tier in WHIP.

    ESPN H2H 14 redraft. K, QS, W, SV, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with him over Harang…

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey, Rizzo is available too, drop Harang for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, grab Rizzo…

  127. Turk Wendell says:
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    Russell Martin, Soto or Doumit over JP Arencibia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… Can try Soto if you like…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, I don’t like. I should just sit tight, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Turk Wendell, Yeah, hold…

  128. Goose says:
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    Batter-stream question for tonight (CI slot) –

    Would you roll with LaRoche at home vs D. Price (career .246, season .237 vs LHP; .308, 1 HR last week)

    or…

    Pick up hot schmotato X for tonight’s game, with X being:

    – Mayberry (home vs COL (LHP Outman; he bats R); .316, 3 HR in last week)
    – Alvarez (career .204 vs LHP, vs LHP Diamond at home; .261, 4 HR in last week)
    – Chisenhall (home vs RHP Leake; he bats L; .389, 1 HR in last week)

    Gonna drop my SonofaBeachy… Sigh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with LaRoche

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey,

        Palabra.

  129. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team H2H-Points League

    BJ Upton or Nelson Cruz ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  130. Jon says:
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    Sit/start

    Milone vs LAD Wed
    Oswalt vs COL Fri/Sat (if he starts…)
    Cobb @ PHI Sat
    Minor @ BOS Sun

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Milone…

  131. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    Will Middlebrooks improve if/and when they trade Youk?
    Worth holding on to him while they sort that mess out?
    Or is Middlebrooks headed back to the minors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could turn around and hit more power… His K-rate is pretty high so he could hit .250…

  132. Jon says:
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    How about Delgado @ BOS Sat? Sit him down, too?

    Do you like him, Cobb or Minor more ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him… Cobb…

  133. yankees2012 says:
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    Grey and Rudy,
    Picked up Medlen before I realized that Fredi and the Braves felt the need to start Jurjjens in Beachy’s stead. Would you drop him in a 12 Team H2H Keeper League for one of Rizzo, Wil Myers or Danny Hultzen?

    Thanks much gents!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo… No problem…

  134. thurman says:
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    would you trade shitbag latos for ryan cook in a 12 team mixed head 2 head?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cook…

  135. Wilsonian says:
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    Of course I pick up Bucky to see him have his worst start in a month. Looks like his spot will be a streamer for the rest of the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, he’s been good for a while now too…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I know. 3 earned in 3 innings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m just glad to see Lynn finally giving up runs…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Everything that happens in fantasy baseball makes somebody happy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ain’t that the truth? Though I feel like this year I’ve had a lot less– Why don’t I own Dickey somewhere?!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, Me too. Making me feel a little better about Bucky since I’m up against Lynn.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He looks like he’s settled down… Both of them…

  136. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Did I really need to trade for Rollins when Desmond was available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Probably not…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah. Feel a bit silly now.

  137. Steve says:
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    Some signs of life from LoMo here maybe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Maybe, he’s been so miserable though…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, How about now? (emoticon)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, More life, huh? I’m doing the podcast, not watching…

  138. NyJacobs says:
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    grey,

    sandoval + heyward for my beltre? fair or pass? 10 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NyJacobs, I’d take Sandoval if you need an OF…

  139. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Saw Prometheus today, and a promo for the new season of Project Runway was shown right before it started. It’s like Lifetime knew I was gonna’ be at that showing!

    Also, new Real World next Wednesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need a Real World reminder next Tuesday please… So how was this movie I never heard of? New meaning to the word Prom or what?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, It’s nowhere near as good as Alien or Blade Runner or any of the sci-fi classics, but it’s also nowhere near as awful as many people are claiming. A lot of reviews seem like they were written by people who were determined to hate the film no matter what, as the complaints range from nitpicky to absurd to completely misunderstanding of the genre.

        Also, I recall Ridley Scott telling everyone that this wasn’t going to be another Alien movie, even though it was in the same universe. Journalists kept writing about how cheeky he was being… pretending like he wasn’t going to tap into the horror/action vein the Alien series is known for. Now that it’s out and we can see that it’s (more or less) strictly sci-fi, it seems like people are mad that he was telling the truth.

        Again, it’s not a modern classic… aside from the visuals, there’s nothing spectacular going on. It’s an interesting reboot for the storyline and some decent science-fiction… certainly as good as Avatar, Sunshine, District 9, or anything else the genre has given us in the past decade plus.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, wasn’t a big Alien or Blade Runner fan, so I don’t think it’s my COT. Oh, Scott did it? That makes it worth seeing then, I suppose… As good as District 9? Well, I liked that a lot…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Well, if you didn’t like Scott’s other entries in the genre (Alien, Blade Runner), not sure I’d recommend Prometheus. As good as District 9 from a sci-phile perspective, but they are completely different story types.

  140. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    I’ve been offered Pettite and Plouffe for Vogelsong. I have to do that, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, Sounds fair… Vogelsong’s the best one in the trade, but it’s worthy the risk if you need an MI…

  141. Jay29 says:
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    I just like searching Twitter for instant news. It confirmed for me that I wasn’t crazy immediately after the ’11 east coast earthquake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and finding good deals on frozen yogurt…

  142. Manute BOLogna says:
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    Stream any of these guys? I want to stream them all, but I’m constantly stuck on the stream boat

    Doubront v. Miami (Marlins struggling but he looks like an extreme road scholar)

    Liriano @ Pit – Pit sucks, he’s been hot, really shouldn’t trust him but I kinda want to!

    Masterson v. Cinc – Turned it around the last couple of starts against the NL, but small sample

    Hughes v. Atl – see Masterson, Justin

    Eovaldi @ Oak – It’s Oakland…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Doubront…

    • chata says:
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      @Manute BOLogna,

      “Eovaldi @ Oak – It’s Oakland…” .

      you’ll pay for those words !

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @chata, where would milone at home vs dodgers rank among those?

  143. agarthered says:
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    Best at 2nd base Ros..

    Kendrick, Espinosa, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  144. crock says:
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    Follow up question from earlier which is a better return for Agone:
    Dunn/Crawford or Hosmer/Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer/Lawrie

  145. Fletch says:
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    C. Lewis, Cahill & Choo for Pence and M. Young?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  146. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey-b moss or frenchy,needless to say im lacking in most offensive areas.All my players started out the year sucking,them my manader picked up where they left off so im trying to fight out of the cellar,good thing i have plenty of good drinks in my cellar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frenchy… But I can understand why you want to get rid of him… He started sucking almost immediately after he stopped sucking…

  147. jack says:
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    Alright, time for a new Razzism! To describe the fun experience when you bench a starting pitcher only to have him dominate, then activate and watch him get pummeled

    In honor of the brutally inconsistent Max: how bout call it getting Scherzered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, He’s just Scherzerphrenic…

  148. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    valdespin or j weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weeks…

  149. Steve says:
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    C’mon Bruce – this time!

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Steve, yeah really

  150. Steve says:
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    Man – Uggla has been brutal lately. 2-19 before today and another 0-4 today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya…

  151. chunk says:
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    wtf is going on in DC with this glove

  152. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Valverde appears to be hurting in the bullpen – wrist maybe.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins, Looks like Coke coming in for the save.

      • Steve says:
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        @VinWins, Damn. Picked Valverde over Aceves (I know, what a choice!) for my H2H roster today.

  153. Steve says:
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    C’mon White Sox – pick up The Peav!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Don’t make me ask again.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, On you, Konerko…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, I’m a Cubs fan and I agree with you!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Yikes. Didn’t think they would leave him in…

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Marmol on. The White Sox will never get a better chance than this.

  154. Steve says:
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    Holy Blue Jays.

  155. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Rasmus and Bautista and Encarnacion back-to-back-to back no-doubters. Lawrie also homered tonight.

    Rajai is never getting to the top of the order. Since June 5, Lawrie and Rasmus: .339/23 Runs/7 HR/20 RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice….

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, its cuz i called canada..

  156. herschel says:
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    Hultzen promoted to AAA….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, sookie…

  157. Yer Yang says:
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    Eovaldi vs Oak or Hughes vs Atl for a case of the streamers tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  158. ed says:
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    @grey, hey im in desperate need for a 3rd basemen should I trade Braun and Mccutchen for Granderson and Miggy? Its a 10 team mixed league, or would Braun for Miggy straight up be better? Or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy straight up… Other trade’s not bad though…

  159. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like better between revere and rajai?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  160. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it time to kill off Krispie for Rasmus, or lose Rios for Colby Jack?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Wilsonian, I have Krispie on a couple teams, and I definitely think it’s time to lose him. I can’t do it though, maybe you can.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @VinWins, Yeah. I’m a little Brokeback on him too. Why can’t I quit you, Krispie? Traded the dead corpse of Latos for him, so not like I’m losing much if I cut him.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Wilsonian, I’m in the same boat. I think I’m finally going to dump him for Rasmus tonight. Sucks, but its not like anyone is going to grab him off waivers now. My plan is to watch him closely and pick him back up if he starts to show signs of life.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @letsgobravos, That was my exact thought. I doubt anyone would take him with his stats. So I should watch him and pick him back up the second he shows a pulse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Krispie for Rasmus in an 8 team league…

  161. Steve says:
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    Aramis Ramirez. Boom.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Steve, Stupid Jays. I already watched the Cards lose to the Tigers tonight (with the added indignity of the Detroit announcers bringing up the ’68 World Series several times), and now this.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, Good night for my Longo and Tulo replacements in Aramis and Asdrubal.

      • Steve says:
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        @Wilsonian, If those are ‘replacements’, that must be your shallow league ;-)

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Steve, Hahaha…good guess. My only real complaint is that I have those two plus Doc and Storen on the shelf for two DL spots. So I have two dead bodies on my roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ka-aramis-boom!

  162. herschel says:
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    Time to grab Marshall again? Ew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ew indeed

  163. chata says:
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    maybe there were some beneficial side-effects to that clubhouse flu
    that had hamilton not feeling up to par .
    he just slid into home-plate feet-first !!

  164. Poo Holes says:
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    Is it just me or where there A LOT of homers tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not on my teams!

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Don’t you own Aramis? He had a good ol’ grand salami!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah… True… Thanks, friend!

  165. Steve says:
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    Grey. Hill 2-2 with a donk and 2 RBI tonight. Enough to definitely go for him over KJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, for definite…

  166. elwood blues says:
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    NL Only keeper league 4×4 12 team.
    I have Storen sitting on DL at $10 for 2 more years. A team wants a closer and an upgrade at 3rd is asking about my Storen and Headley at $18 for McCutchen $15.
    Yeah?
    I am looking towards next year.
    I already traded away my other closer.. leaving me with none.. and closers in our league usually are priced in the $20’s (Marmol is at $22; Heath Bell at $28) or $30’s and up (Papelbon went for $38)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want McCutchen…

  167. Steve says:
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    Wow. The guy who traded me A-Ram for Hudson probably isn’t too thrilled right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where was the update that Valverde got hurt? I just lost out on getting Benoit off of waivers…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, #155

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, missed that… Sorry, Steve!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Nothing to apologise for, friend.

  168. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Rasmus again.

  169. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Bautista again.

  170. Steve says:
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    I just dropped KJ for Hill, so watch him knock one out here too.

    Dropped Howie for Rasmus in my H2H league yesterday…

  171. letsgobravos says:
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    Rasmus with another homer. So long Krispie…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @letsgobravos, just as I saw that, I clicked drop. Feeling so fresh and so clean-clean now. Adios Krispie. May you figure things out on the waiver wire.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @letsgobravos, we’ll have to stick this one out together, ok? Ha. It’s like a Krispie Anonymous support group.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Wilsonian, Ha yeah. Dude carried my team to back to back 12-2 victories the first two weeks of the season. Really hope he gets it together and eventually becomes a contributor again.

  172. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I’m taking your advice and losing Krispie for Rasmus, thus making the bottom of my lineup like this:

    UTIL: Desmond
    UTIL: Rios
    BN: Rasmus
    BN: Tulo – not counting his rotting corpse
    BN: Longo – not counting his rotting corpse

    Would you then:

    A) drop Rios for Goldy (who had a slam and legs tonight and I kinda have a man-crush on him)
    B) not pick up Rasmus and pick up Goldy, instead; OR
    C) leave it as-is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, thanks man. Good night to have Joey Bats and Aramis in my lineup.

        That makes 7 HRs on the week for one of my teams. Watch me go ice cold now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s how it always happens…

          • Hats for Bats says:
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            @Grey, I thought there was no C

  173. They call him Aaron Harang, WHIP Killer says:
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    3.2 innings
    8 walks, 3 hits, 3 ER, 6K

    It’s going to be one of those weeks. Yesterday it was Dickey countered by Myers, today Verlander is negated by The Harangutan…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username…

  174. Ranger Danger says:
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    I’m in need of wins and K’s, is Hughes at home against ATL a smart spot start if he’s on waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Ranger Danger says:
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        @Grey, Even against Hanson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That wouldn’t bother me…

  175. Steve says:
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    Now you, Belt.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, This time. Come on!

  176. Steve says:
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    Coco Crisp with 3 steals tonight…

  177. Steve says:
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    Don’t you dare, Balfour. Don’t you dare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he dare?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Nope. Hold safely secured. And preserved the lead for my McCarthy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCarthy looked great… Geez…

  178. Hats for Bats says:
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    @Grey, that article was the best Jerry, the best! Got heeeeeeem?!

    Anyhoo, drop Samardzja for Doubront ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d go with Doubront…

  179. Steve says:
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    So did Brandon (emoticon).

  180. Hoog says:
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    What do you think about Bruce, Moose, and Marcum for Fielder and Jennings?

    12 team h2h keeper league. It’s a 3 of/1util format and i currently have grandy, bruce, and pagan in my outfield and Morneau/Moose switching at util. Also have stubbs and L. Cain on the DL.

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